Repticon Charlotte

11 a.m.-5 p.m. (also 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday). Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. $12 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12. www.repticon.com.

The convention features reptile and amphibian breeders and wholesalers, reptile pet products and supplies, educational seminars and exhibits, and lots of family-friendly activities.


‘Computer Chess’

7 p.m. Wells Fargo Auditorium, 430 S. Tryon St. $8-12. www.charlottefilmsociety.org.

A 2013 award-winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this comedy-drama tells the story of a group of science nerds who compete at a 1980 computer chess tournament. Director Andrew Bujalski (whose parents live in the Charlotte area) will attend and answer questions after the film.


Get the Led Out – The American

Led Zeppelin

9 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $22.50. 704-916-8970.

The six-piece tribute band’s mission is to bring the studio recordings of the legendary British supergroup to life on the concert stage.


Rich Guzzi

Comedy Hypnosis

7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $15-$19. 980-321-4702.

Three shows in one – a blend of stand-up comedy, masterful hypnosis, and motivational speaking. It’s R-rated, and yes, the show will rely on volunteers who want to get hypnotized on stage.