Friday, November 28, 2014

Comedy, hoops and music on Black Friday

Family Fun - Looking for ways to entertain out-of-town guests? You can't go wrong with a basketball game. It's fun for all ages. Help the Charlotte Hornets snap a seven-game losing streak. The Hornets take on the Golden State Warriors. 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets.

 Black Friday Laughs - Take  a break from family, crazy store lines and the start of the holiday frenzy. Join the Queen-City Omegas' Post Thanksgiving (I-Tish) Comedy Gzam! The Ques host a monthly comedy show/party. Features Charlotte's Dave Martin, seen on HBO's Def Jam, and opener Ray Money Jr., seen with the comedy troupe-League of Extraordinary Comedians. 9 p.m. The Omegas of Charlotte's Fraternity House, 3301 Statesville Ave. $15, $20. Limited, pre-show buffet & a post-show DJ.

Musical Tribute - Legendary drummer and lead vocalist for The Band, Levon Helm lost his battle to cancer  in 2012. His memory lives on thanks to his music and a variety of musicians who've started tributes to Helm. The New Familiars are hosting its third annual A Tribute To Levon Helms. The Midwood Horns and other friends will also honor the rock and Americana artist. 9 p.m. The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.Family Fun - Join comedian James Gregory for a Thanksgiving Tradition. Have out of town guests? They'll enjoy this clean family-friendly show. See why Gregory has been dubbed the "Funniest Man In America" when he performs tonight and Saturday at the Comedy Zone. Various times.

Don't Forget

Catchy Pop - Kat Dahlia straddles pop and Latin music. She performed “Gangsta” live at a Billboard Tastemakers. Her new track is "Crazy." Craig Strickland opens. 8:30 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35 St. Parking available at venue and behind venue in gravel lot on the side of the building access by 36th St. $10 and up.