7 p.m. (also 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $18-$20. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
The funnyman, a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2006, spent four years making TV viewers laugh as a writer and regular guest on Chelsea Handler’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately.”
‘Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure’
11 a.m.-3 p.m. (also Saturday). Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors, $6.95 for kids 2-12 (all prices include regular garden admission). www.dsbg.org.
Kids can meet Peter Rabbit, the mischievous but beloved bunny from Beatrix Potter’s story, along with his friends Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail; listen to the story (told by Mrs. Rabbit); and do hands-on activities.
2 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 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.