NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Test
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. 704-455-3200. charlottemotorspeedway.com
Fans are invited to watch Round Two of testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. Gates open at 8:30 a.m.; fans should enter through Gate 5A, by the main ticket office. Concessions and behind-the-scenes tours will be available for purchase.
MLK Day Celebration
1-4 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St. 704-333-1887. museumofthenewsouth.org
Activities will include exhibit tours, documentary film screenings, a family craft area, story times and community group performances such as African drumming, praise dance, choirs, modern dance, steppers and historical outreach sessions.
Musical Petting Zoo
Noon Monday. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-416-4600. imaginon.org
Kids can get a close look at symphony instruments, listen to them and even try them out. The Musical Petting Zoo is presented by the Charlotte Symphony Guild.
Opera Theater Workshop Performance
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. 704-894-2848. davidson.edu/music
Student performers under the direction of Diane Thornton, Davidson artist associate in voice, will present opera scenes by American composers, all dealing with the theme of honor.
Live music and food trucks
6:30 p.m. Friday. NoDa Brewing Company, 2229 N. Davidson St. 704-451-1394. nodabrewing.com
Every Friday evening, NoDa Brewing Company brings in a live band or artist to perform while customers enjoy dinner from a food truck and small-batch premium beers from NoDa Brewing Company’s microbrewery. Local folk/rock band Time Sawyer will provide the music this week, with food from Herban Legend.