7:30 p.m. (also 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and performances March 17-20). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $25-$105. www.charlotteballet.org.
Mark Diamond has revived his choreography for Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a sea creature who loves a human; this time, Charlotte Ballet has new sets and costumes.
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7:30 and 9:45 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $20-$25. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
The comedian’s acting career spans more than 20 years, including a long-running role on Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program” and voice work in animated films like “Surf’s Up” and “Brother Bear.”
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Saturday). Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $6. www.charlottequiltersguild.org.
At the Charlotte Quilters’ Guild’s annual show, check out a display of more than 150 quilts and shop with 30 vendors selling various quilt-related items.