Friday events in the Charlotte area


Jon Lovitz

8 and 10:15 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $25-$30. 980-321-4702.

The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member has kept busy by voicing oddball characters on TV (“The Simpsons”) and in films (“Hotel Transylvania”) – and staying active on the comedy-club circuit as a successful stand-up.


New Carowinds waterslides

10 a.m.-8 p.m. $39.99-$57.99. ($15 per car to park). 14523 Carowinds Blvd. www.carowinds.com.

The new slides – Surfer’s Swell and Dorsal Fin Drop – will stand more than four stories high and add 600-plus feet of sliding fun to the theme park’s Boomerang Bay.


Modernism + Film

6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. presentation and film screening. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $10; $5 for students. 704-353-9200.

The Bechtler screens “Coast Modern,” a 2012 indie documentary (55 minutes) that contains interviews with the pioneers of West Coast modernist architecture and footage of homes designed in this style.