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.”
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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.