Mary J. Blige
7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $53.75-$194.75. 704-522-6500; www.ticketmaster.com.
She's arguably the greatest R&B singer of our time, and she comes to the outdoor venue this weekend with opener Robin Thicke. Find out how to win tickets on Page 2.
2-7 p.m. Memorial Stadium, Kings Drive and Seventh Street. $20-$50. www.charlotteoktoberfest.com.
Admission includes a five-ounce tasting glass and unlimited samples of more than 300 craft-brewed beers. Plus live music and more.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Barnhardt Student Activity Center at UNC Charlotte. Free. 704-687-7781; http://ifest. uncc.edu.
Browse booths representing the cultures of about 50 nations, while sampling food, music, dance, art and exhibits from each country.
8 p.m. (also Friday). Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $15. 704-372-1000;
Re-creations of classic comedies – “Three's Company,” “The Facts of Life” and “Married With Children” – are staged one last time.
Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars
7:30 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $30.50. 704-372-3600; www.ticketmaster.com.
The syndicated radio-show hosts present seven stand-ups, including comedians who've performed on Letterman's and Leno's shows.
8 p.m. (also 3 p.m. Sunday). McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $29.50-$39.50. 704-372-1000; www.carolina tix.org.
The Ireland-based group, made up of seven multi-instrumentalists, fuses diverse musical genres with several forms of Celtic music.