Opening Nights presents author, social observer, fashion icon and humorist David Sedaris at what has become an annual Tallahassee appearance at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Sedaris’ latest book, 2018’s “Calypso,” takes on middle-age and intimations of mortality with his trademark sardonic wit and spot-on hilarity. He’s as engaging in person as he is on the page, if not more so. Bring tissues — you will weep with laughter. Tickets are $60, $50, $40 and $25 general public, $30, $25, $20 and $12 students. Visit openingnights.fsu.edu.
When diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, the police stash her in the one place they’re sure she won’t be found – a convent. It’s not long before the modern-day gang moll clashes with the uptight Mother Superior. Luckily, there’s a convent choir for Deloris to inspire, and timid nuns for her to teach to disco dance while she’s trying to stay out of trouble, when Theatre Tallahassee presents “Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday with shows through May 12 at 1861 Thomasville Road. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors/military and $15 for students. Visit theatretallahassee.org.
Country music mega-star Kenny Chesney brings his “Songs for the Saints” tour for a concert with special guests David Lee Murphy and Caroline Jones at 7 p.m. Friday at the Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. The tour takes its name from Chesney’s latest album, which spawned the hits “Get Along” and “Better Boat,” inspired by his experiences in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma. Tickets are $99, $69 and $39; parking in the Civic Center lot is an extra $10. Visit www.tuckerciviccenter.com.
When the jukebox musical “Mamma Mia!” opened on Broadway in 2001, the world went nuts rediscovering songs like “Dancing Queen” and “SOS” by Swedish pop sensation ABBA. You can visit the Greek island paradise where the story is set and see for yourself what the fuss is all about when Quincy Music Theatre closes its season with “Mamma Mia!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with shows through May 12 at QMT, 118 E. Washington St., Quincy. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and students. Visit qmt.org.
The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Pops in the Park concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park Lake in Southwood. Bring a picnic (coolers are allowed) or browse the food vendors on site. Parking is limited around the lake, so utilize the free shuttle from Southwood Town Center on Merchants Row Boulevard. Tickets are $9.99 advance, $15 day of show, free for children 10 and younger; reserved table seating is also available. Call 850-224-0461 or visit www.tallahasseesymphony.org.
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