Friday events in the Charotte area


Charlie Murphy

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

Best known for his sketch comedy performances on “Chappelle’s Show” a decade ago, he currently can be seen on the Adult Swim sitcom “Black Jesus.” (And yes, he is Eddie’s older brother.)


Blake Shelton

7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $38.25-$74. www.livenation.com.

It wasn’t long ago that the country singer was an opening act (for George Strait’s 2009 tour). Now – thanks to his coaching gig on NBC’s “The Voice” – he’s a superstar. With The Band Perry, Neal McCoy and Dan + Shay.

Visual Art

‘Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory’

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $8; $6 for seniors, students and educators; $4 for ages 11-18. 704-353-9200.

Final weekend for the exhibition spanning the 50-year career of the architect, designer of the Bechtler building and major contributor to postmodern architecture. Featured are sketches, architectural models and photographs.