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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.


International Festival

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.


‘Sitcoms Live!'

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.


Celtic Crossroads

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.