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Martina McBride

7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $29.50-$50.25. 704-549-5555; www.livenation.com.

The country singer-songwriter (“Anyway”) brings her “Waking Up Laughing” Tour to the outdoor venue. To read about opener Jack Ingram, see Page 22. Find out how to enter to win tickets to this show on Page 2.


Charlotte Symphony

8 p.m. (also Saturday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $15-$72. 704-972-2000; www.charlottesymphony.org.

The orchestra resumes its music-director search as Andrew Grams leads Berlioz's “Roman Carnival” and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8.


‘Jury of Our Peers'

8:30 p.m. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $10. 1-800-280-0375, ext. 3; www.reelsoulfilmfest.com.

Reel Soul Film Fest, which runs through Saturday, shows a movie produced by Charlotte's Ryan Walker and shot in the region. It's about a group of friends who become vigilantes after one of their own is raped and another murdered.



8 p.m. (also Saturday). Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 1118 Clement Ave. $18-$22. 704-455-8542; www.nccast.com.

The folksy musical about life in the mountains of Rabun County, Ga., finishes its run. With bluegrass by the Stony Lonesome Boys.


‘A Funny Thing Happened

on the Way to the Forum'

8 p.m. (also Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday).

CPCC Halton Theater, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. $16-$18. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

Stephen Sondheim's musical about a Roman slave seeking freedom and a master seeking romance was his first big hit as composer and lyricist.


Raphael Saadiq

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $30-$33. 704-377-6874;


The neo-soul singer-songwriter – formerly the frontman for Tony! Toni! Toné! – tours in support of his new CD, “The Way I See It.”