Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

8 p.m. (also Saturday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19.50-$85.50. www.charlottesymphony.org.

Concertmaster Calin Lupanu solos in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Also on the bill: Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter Overture” and Stravinsky’s “Petrushka.”


NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

8 a.m.-6 p.m. (also Saturday and Sunday). zMAX Dragway, 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. $20-$55 (kids 13 and younger free). 800-455-3267.

The only four-lane concrete drag strip in the world plays host to a one-of-a-kind event as the NHRA’s top categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – break from conventional two-wide racing.


‘The Sunshine Boys’

8 p.m. (also Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday). CPCC’s Pease Auditorium, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. $16 ($5 students). tix.cpcc.edu.

CPCC Theatre does Neil Simon’s comedy about two vaudevillians whose lifelong feud has turned friends into enemies.