Miss NC/SC United States
6 p.m., McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St., $40, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Miss North Carolina United States and Miss South Carolina United States will be crowned after competing in an opening number, interview, swimwear, evening gown and on-stage question.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
3 p.m. ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St., $12-$26. Also Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. ctcharlotte.org.
A play based on the award-winning children’s novel by Kate DiCamillo, the story is about Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit, who is very much in love with himself. He comes to believe he is cursed when he is accidentally tossed away from the 10-year-old girl who loves him. Time after time, he is discovered, loved and lost again.
‘Romeo et Juliette’
8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19-$150. www.operacarolina.org.
Opera Carolina’s version of Charles Gounod’s drama stars Canadian newcomer Marie-Ève Munger and Jonathan Boyd (seen here in “La Traviata” and “Margaret Garner”) as the lovers. Sung in French, with supertitles.
Tosco Music Party
7:30 p.m., Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., $17-$23, toscomusicparty.com
One of a quarterly concert series that features an eclectic mix of all styles of music, curated by John Tosco, owner of Tosco Music Studio. These “music parties” started as informal song circles and jam sessions in Tosco’s living room when he first moved to Charlotte, and now feature up to 15 performances at each concert.