8 p.m. (also 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $29.50-$75. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The explosive, nonverbal, all-percussion show, in which performers manipulate everything from garbage can lids to brooms, makes one of its periodic appearances on the Broadway Lights roster.
Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair
Also Saturday and Sunday. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. $11 per day, $32 for a weekend pass (free for kids 13 and younger). Full event schedule at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
The world’s largest automotive extravaganza features thousands of automobiles, along with collector car auctions, 10,000 vendor spaces, a massive manufacturer midway, kids’ play zone, fun fair food and more.
‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’
8 p.m. (also Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and performances April 14-17). Pease Auditorium, CPCC. $10-$18. http://tix.cpcc.edu.
Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning comedy-drama takes us to Denmark, where we spend most of our time with Hamlet’s troubled friends as they work out their unhappy destiny among powerful people.