‘NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour'
7 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $21-$49. 704-372-1000;
It's an evening of stand-up comedy featuring the most recent season's five finalists. Contains adult content. Find out how to enter to win tickets on Page 2.
Fall Family Festival
9 a.m.-3 p.m. (also Saturday). Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. $5-$10. 704-829-1252.
Garden staff will lead planting activities for children and adults, butterfly releases, garden walks, dance performances and more.
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons
1 p.m. Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St. $38-$415. 704-358-7800; www.ticketmaster.com.
The home team is 2-1 and tied for first place in the NFC South heading into this home game against division rival Atlanta (also 2-1).
‘Saving Our Kids,
Healing Our Planet'
8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (also 8:30- 5:30 Friday-Saturday). Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. www .sokhop .com.
This green expo will focus on how to raise a healthy child in a toxic world, through activities for kids and lectures for grown-ups.
2:30 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday). Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $10-$24. 704-372-1000;
Final performance of this locally mounted version of the 1970s musical, which stands as one of the biggest Broadway successes ever.
The Log & Timber Home Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (also noon-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday). Charlotte Merchandise Mart, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. $15 (18 and younger free).
If you're considering a log or timber home, this is a one-stop shop for packages, finishing materials, furniture, lighting and financing.