Ben Folds, Kenton Chen. 8 p.m. $30 in advance, $35 at door. The National. 708 E. Broad St. 612-1900.
Lightfields, Gandhi’s Gunmen, After Nasa, Midair. 9 p.m. $5. The Camel. 1621 W. Broad St. 353-4901.
NO BS! Brass Band. 10 p.m. Free. Balliceaux. 203 N. Lombardy St. 355-3008.
Stay Sweet! Fest. 3-day festival. Friday lineup: This is Your Life, Tit Patrol, Dead Ringer, Frost Watson, Hop Along, Rust Belt Lights, Glocca Morra, Monument, Hostage Calm, Static Radio, Transit, Slingshot Dakota, Daytrader, The Riot Before. Doors 5 p.m., runs until 1:30 a.m. Friday pass $15, weekend pass $40. The Camel. 1621 W. Broad St. 353-4901.
Richmond Institute of Burlesque presents “Aim to Tease” An evening of burlesque with the city’s rising stars. “With performances by three débutantes, three up and coming starlets, and three instructors, this is guaranteed to be a night of sass and class you won’t forget.” 9 p.m. $8. The Canal Club. 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582.
Lecture: David Blaine, “Does The Human Body Have Limits?” “Called a “latter day Houdini,” David Blaine has not only redefined magic but also set new boundaries for human endurance. He holds several world records, including one for holding his breath underwater for 17 minutes and 4 seconds. Blaine will give The Richmond Forum audience a rare look behind the physical feats that have expanded our understanding of what the human body can do; from the sources of the ideas, to his research and physical preparation, to the feats themselves, all undertaken for the purpose of making us believe the unbelievable.” 2 p.m. Tickets TBA. The Richmond Forum. 6968 Forest Hill Ave. 330-3993.
Stay Sweet! Fest. 3-day festival. Saturday lineup: Sundials, The Haverchucks, Pedals on Our Pirate Ships, Signals Midwest, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Luther, Lighten Up, Candy Hearts, IMADETHISMISTAKE, The Front Bottoms, New Creases, Nightlights, Vacation, Captain We’re Sinking, Direct Hit!, The Max Levine Ensemble, Go Rydell, The Sidekicks, Tigers Jaw, Bridge & Tunnel, The Dopamines, The Menzingers. Doors 12 p.m., runs until 1:40 a.m. Saturday pass $20, weekend pass $40. The Camel. 1621 W. Broad St. 353-4901.
Stay Sweet! Fest. 3-day festival. Sunday lineup: Hold Tight!, Our New Nation, The Greek Favourites, Everyone Everywhere, Bandname, Timeshares, Spraynard, Tin Armor, Mixtapes, Grown Ups, The Wild, Snowing, Bomb the Music Industry!, Mischief Brew, Algernon Cadwallader. Doors 1 p.m., runs until 11 p.m. Sunday pass $15, weekend pass $40. The Camel. 1621 W. Broad St. 353-4901.