8 p.m. Cricket Arena, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $55-$95. 704-372-3600; www.ticketmaster. com.
The Grammy-winning Mexican-raised pop singer – known for belting out heartfelt ballads en Espanol and breaking the hearts of women on both sides of the border – brings his world tour to town.
6-8 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. Free. Reservations required: 704-348-5784.
Tosco Music artists jam to Beatles songs while talking about “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles,” scheduled for Nov. 24-25. All participants will receive a voucher for one $20 ticket to the Nov. 24 show.
The Amazing Maize Maze
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Friday and Saturday). Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. $7-$10 (free for 4 and younger). 704-875-3113; www.ruralhill.net.
Last chance to test your mettle in this seven-acre, family-friendly corn maze before it closes for the season.
2 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and various times through Nov. 16). McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $29.50-$44.50. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
Five performers blend high-risk acrobatics, music, song and dance in a critically acclaimed circus show for all ages.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (also Saturday and weekends through Nov. 16). 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. $17 (discounts for kids). 704-896-5544; www.royalfaires.com/carolina.
The 16th-century European-style theme park is packed with cottages, castles, pubs, art, rides and games of skill.
‘A Thousand Cranes'
2 p.m. (also signed performance at 3 p.m. Saturday). Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. $14-$18. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
Final performance of Children's Theatre of Charlotte's play about a Japanese girl who developed leukemia from exposure to the Hiroshima bomb.