Set in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated '50s, a young white DJ falls in love with what he shouldn't: rock 'n' roll and a black singer. The original story about the cultural evolution that occurred after his vision met her voice is a four-time Tony Award winner, including best musical and best original score. Boasting "laughter, vibrant choreography and roof-raising rock 'n' roll," the show is based on actual events and is part of the Performing Arts Center's Best of Broadway series.

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $32-$62

For more info: www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

The Isley Brothers & Erykah Badu

The Lowcountry is for lovers. The Isley Brothers & Erykah Badu are bringing their Lovers Live Tour to North Charleston this weekend with special guests Angie Stone, Lyfe Jennings and Marsha Ambrosius. The Isley Brothers, whose breakout came with their recording of "Shout," have long been a fixture in the music scene. With "Twist and Shout," "It's Your Thing" and "Love the One You're With" among their catalogue, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members have had four Top 10 singles and 16 albums chart among the Top 40. Erykah Badu, once recognizable for her large and colorful headwraps, is known for artfully blending elements from R&B, hip-hop and jazz, but she is best known for her role in the rise of the neo-soul sub-genre and is often referred to as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul." With her first album, "Baduizm," earning her three singles and going triple platinum, Badu has continued to receive critical and commercial acclaim over the years.

When: Saturday, doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.

Where: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $58-$101

For more info: www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie, the eldest son of singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, embarked on his Here Comes the Kids tour in October, a tour that will bring him to North Charleston. Joined on tour by his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards and vocals), Bobby Sweet (on guitar and vocals) and long-time friend Terry A La Berry (drums and vocals), the show focuses on the Woody Guthrie Centennial but also includes some of Arlo Guthrie's own material. While never having a "hit" in the usual sense, many of his songs were deemed too long for radio airplay, Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia over the last five decades. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, 6- and 12-string guitars, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a "natural-born storyteller," whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances.

When: Friday, doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $45

For more info: www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

Elise Testone Album Release Shows

Elise Testone, Charleston's musical darling, is celebrating the release of her first CD, "In This Life," with back-to-back shows for local fans. The Season 11 "American Idol" finalist (she finished sixth), boasts an album of all originals; the album was released Tuesday. The blow-out release will include a concert at the Charleston Music Hall followed by an after-party and second performance at The Pour House.

When: Today. Doors at the Charleston Music Hall open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. The show at The Pour House will begin at 10 p.m. with Testone expected to go on closer to 11 p.m.

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.; The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway

Price: The Charleston Music Hall show is $20, $40 for VIP; the Pour House show is $20; a two-show bundle that includes the Charleston Music Hall show and the after-party at The Pour House is $30

For more info: charlestonmusichall.com or www.charlestonpourhouse.com

'Endless Love'

Still relatively new on the scene, having officially debuted in 2012, the North Charleston POPS! will continue its 2013-14 season with the "Endless Love" show. The concert will feature the North Charleston POPS! along with The Rewinders and Retro Singers performing "great love songs from the '60s, '70s and '80s." With songs from Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Chicago, Frankie Valli, Etta James, Donna Summer and The Carpenters, among others, the POPS! promise to entertain with its unique style of combining an orchestra with a rock band and vocalists.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $15-$35

For more info: www.NorthCharlestonColiseumPAC.com or www.NorthCharlestonPOPS.com

The Southern Bridal Show

Billed as the "South's elite bridal event since 1990," the Southern Bridal Show offers brides-to-be the chance to meet face to face with wedding professionals, bringing a variety of vendors all under one roof. Aiming to have everything a bride and groom could possibly need for their big day in one location, attendees will be able to check out photographer's pictures, taste cakes and food samples from caterers, listen to DJs spin, and see flowers, gowns and tuxedos. The event will conclude with a bridal fashion show production at 4 p.m. complete with professional models, dancers, recording artists and live entertainment. Brides that register for the event will receive a free one-year subscription to Brides magazine and will be eligible to win an all-inclusive honeymoon.

When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (cash only); kids 5 and younger get in free

For more info: www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

Roller derby season opener

Before Charleston's roller derby team hits the road for its competitive season,the Lowcountry Highrollers are looking to do a little damage at home with a season opener double-header. The Bruisin' Betties kick off the action at 5 p.m. when they take on the Charlotte Roller Girls B-Dazzlers. The Highrollers All-Stars hit the track at 7 p.m. with a bout against the Charlotte All-Stars. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Anna Stonesifer, a local Special Olympics athlete. The fun will continue after the second bout with an after-party at the Recovery Room, 685 King St.

When: Saturday, doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Where: McAlister Field House, 171 Moultrie St.

Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; VIP tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door; $5 for children ages 4-10 with kids under 4 getting in free

For more info: www.lowcountryhighrollers.com