Guide to Friday events in the Charlotte area


Marcus Luttrell’s Patriot Tour

7:30 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $73.60. 800-745-3000.

The former U.S. Navy Seal who wrote “Lone Survivor” and inspired the recent Hollywood film of the same name (starring Mark Wahlberg) presents “an inspiring stage event ... filled with stories only he can tell.”


Charlotte Folk Society Concert

7 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. Free; donations appreciated. www.folksociety.org.

The 2013-2014 Gathering Concert Series show features Michael York & The Big Cigar Band with the Myers Park High School Bluegrass Club.



7:30 p.m. (also 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $25-$90. www.ncdance.org.

Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux choreographed this romantic-comical N.C. Dance Theatre production to Sergei Prokofiev’s score. Recommended for all ages, it runs approximately 2 hours with an intermission.