EDITOR's NOTE: This event has been canceled until further notice.
In a music industry that's populated by computerized pop songs, it's rare that you hear a singer belt out a smooth ballad anymore. That's why you've gotta love buttery-voiced jazz/R&B vocalist Will Downing. This dude is a master at laying down serious slow jams (hits like "I Go Crazy" and "Sorry, I"), and we all need a slow jam now and then. I mean, what — you're gonna do the nasty to the Black Eyed Peas? $45-$65. 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.. 704-370-1181. www.blumenthalarts.org.