Goodguys 20th Southeastern Nationals
8 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday). Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. $18 ($6 for kids 7-12); parking $5. www.good-guys.com.
The giant outdoor event and car show features more than 2,500 hot rods, custom cars, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 vintage; vendor exhibits; automotive swap meet; cars-for-sale corral; NASCAR rental rides on Friday; and much more.
7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $29 (includes drink and post-concert party). www.charlottesymphony.org.
The Charlotte Symphony’s first KnightSounds concert includes Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and the Allegro movement from Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. Afterward, sample German food and beer from Waldhorn Restauarant, Mostly Chocolate and Triple C and Rock Bottom breweries.
8 and 10:15 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $20-$25. 980-321-4702.
The New York native – a former vice president of Calvin Klein who was named after Bob Hope – leans on observational humor based on everyday life and his travels around the country.
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