NHRA Carolinas Nationals
Sept. 13-15 at zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Three-day passes start at $99; single day tickets start at $20; free for ages 13 and younger with paying adult. 800-455-3267. www.zmaxdragway.com.
The best drag racers in the world compete head-to-head in the first event of the series’ Countdown to the Championship.
An Evening With Roy Ayers
8:30 p.m., Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $30-$59.50.
Ayers, the godfather of neo-soul, brings his jazz vibraphone to uptown.
8 p.m. Also Saturday ($17 for Sept. 13-14 previews) and through Oct. 5. 650 E. Stonewall St., $26-$31. www.atcharlotte.org.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte does regional premiere of the Tony-nominated musical about the founding of the Democratic Party, with Andrew Jackson as an emo rock star.
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