Your guide to Friday’s entertainment in Charlotte


Southern Christmas Show

10 a.m.-9 p.m. (also Saturday, and various times daily through Nov. 22). The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. $10 in advance, $12 at the door; $3 for ages 6-12 ($7 per car for parking). www.southernshows.com/scs.

Whether it’s Santa or the strudel, the toy train depots or dollhouses, this has become a holiday tradition featuring holiday crafts, gifts, decorations, festive foods, art and plenty to wrap up and take home.


‘A Salute to America’s Heroes’

7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $25.50-$84.50. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The Charlotte Symphony Pops concert has a military theme (to go with Veterans Day) and features the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club.


John Witherspoon

7:30 and 9:45 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

The 73-year-old comedian and actor – best known for playing the dog-catching father of Ice Cube’s Craig character in the “Friday” films – cracks wise.