‘Paul Laurence and Friends’
7:30 and 10 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $35-$47.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The songwriter/producer who had seven No. 1 hits on Billboard’s R&B charts in the 1980s and ’90s performs with Beverly Crowder, ELIAH and members of Charlotte’s Peace & Love Band.
7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $5-$10. www.charlottefilmsociety.org.
Actor Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor”) plays cyclist Lance Armstrong in this new film from director Stephen Frears (“Philomena”) about the doping scandal uncovered by an Irish sports journalist (played by Chris O’Dowd). Post-film discussion led by Spencer Lueders, founder of 24 Hours of Booty, a group that integrates cancer fundraising and cycling.
Midwood Maynia and Home & Garden Tour
Various times (also Friday). Various locations in the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood. Various prices. www.plazamidwood.org.
Sophie Teague, a student at Northwest School of the Arts and a Plaza Midwood resident, kicks off six hours of live music at the Midwood Park amphitheatre at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a 5K and Fun Run (8:30 a.m. Saturday, the Midwood Pet Parade (10 a.m.), children’s activities (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and more. On Friday, the Candlelight Home & Garden Tour kicks off the festival weekend from 6-8 p.m., and features a mix of traditional bungalows and new construction, as well as peeks inside The Light Factory and The Charlotte Country Club.
Charlotte Roller Girls
5 and 6:30 p.m. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive. $12 in advance or $15 (cash only) at the door; $7/$10 for kids 6-12. www.charlotterollergirls.com.
The team hosts its fourth home bout of the season – a doubleheader that pits the Charlotte B-Dazzlers against the CQS Miss B-Havers from Columbia and then the All-Stars of Charlotte versus the Maine All-Stars.