Saturday events in the Charlotte area


Mike Epps

8 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $52.75-$63. 800-745-3000.

The comedian and actor – known for roles in movie comedies like “Next Friday,” “The Hangover” and “The Hangover Part III” – brings his “After Dark Tour” to the arena stage.


Charlotte Beerfest

5-9:30 p.m. (starts at 4 for VIP ticketholders). BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St. $50, or $100 for VIP. www.charlottebeerfest.com.

Unlimited beer sampling from a selection of more than 130 beers, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids. Live music from Blues Traveler, Charity Case and Simplified.


Christian Music Day

Doors open at 4 p.m. Carowinds Paladium, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. $54.86-$70.83. www.christianmusicday.com.

The lineup includes Age of Faith at 5 p.m., Love and The Outcome at 5:30, Building 429 at 6:10, MercyMe at 7:35 and TobyMac at 9. Concert ticket includes entrance to the park and park activities.



8 p.m. (also Friday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $19-$89. www.charlottesymphony.org.

The Charlotte Symphony opens its classics season with Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. Gary Hoffman is the soloist.