Saturday events in the Charlotte area


Elton John

8 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $38-$161. www.livenation.com.

The veteran songwriter-pianist returns for the first time since teaming up with Billy Joel for a 2009 tour that stopped at Time Warner Cable Arena. This time, Sir Elton is solo.


The Chuckleheads

8 p.m. The Tavern, 300 E. Morehead St. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 704-301-1564.

The comedy troupe’s show will include Father’s Day-themed improv and games/activities that involve heavy audience participation. Guests also can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes.


Miss Charlotte USA 2015 Pageant

7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $10-$30. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Twenty-five models will be competing for the crowns and titles of Miss Charlotte USA and Teen USA in a Paris-themed pageant hosted by Elizabeth Safrit (last year’s Miss Charlotte USA).


Ryan Hamilton

7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $15-$18. 980-321-4702.

The clean funnyman – who opened for Drew Carey here last year – appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010 and was named one of Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch” in 2012.