Friday events in the Charlotte area



8 p.m. (also 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday). Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$124.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The PNC Broadway Lights series brings in the national tour of the Disney-produced musical about striking newsboys in 1899, which earned eight Tony nominations and two wins – for its score and Christopher Gattelli’s choreography.


Face 2 Face – Elton John/Billy Joel Tribute

9 p.m. Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $13.22. www.fillmorecharlottenc.com.

Joey Riedel and Michael John present a staged recreation of the classic Elton John/Billy Joel stage show – but also add funny performance bits, sing-a-long parts and spontaneous humor.


Inked Uprising

Youth Poetry Slam

8 p.m. Knight Gallery at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $5. 704-372-1000.

The slam – presented by breatheINK, a performance poetry-based organization that seeks to expose Mecklenburg-area youth to spoken word – is open to students 13-19 years old.