Saturday events in the Charlotte area


Festival of India

Noon-8 p.m. (also noon-7 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $5 online, $7 at the gate. indiafestival.iacofcarolinas.org.

More than 20,000 people are expected to descend on Center City for Bollywood dancing, Indian food, yoga and saree-wearing demonstrations, henna tattooing and more. Belk Theater is the home base, but activities also will take place in nearby venues and out on Tryon Street.


Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti LaBelle

7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $56.23-$160.35. www.livenation.com.

The funk band and the “Godmother of Soul” headline the Bounce TV Summer Music Festival with former “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard.

Fine Arts

Art Poetry Music

7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $40. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Opera Carolina and the Confucius Institute present their annual evening of opera arias, Asian and Russian songs, calligraphy and poetry.


Woofstock 2014 Benefit

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $5 donation. 704-377-6874.

Bring your dog – or check out ones up for adoption – to browse pet products and check out silent auction items (proceeds support Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue).