Noon-7 p.m. Mint and Graham streets next to Bank of America Stadium. Free. www.theacc.com.
Interactive games, team bands, mascots, pep rallies, Corporate Champion attractions and giveaways, food and beverages, live entertainment, autographs with ACC Legends. Performances by country music artists Sara Evans and Rodney Atkins. The ACC Championship Chase 5K is at 8 a.m. in uptown (details: www.ACC5k.com.)
6 p.m. Mugs Coffee at Park Selwyn Terrace, 5126 Park Road, Suite 1D. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 704-733-9014.
The rapper, producer and founding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hip-hop group Public Enemy will speak, sign copies of his books, and mingle with fans.
Christmas Candlelight Tours
3-9 p.m. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, S.C. $10; $8 for seniors, $5 for kids 4-17. www.chmuseums.org.
Walk the candlelit paths and experience a Southern-style Christmas in the Carolina backcountry, as costumed interpreters tell the stories of people who lived on the plantation long ago.
2 and 8 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday). Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $20-$99.50. 704-372-1000.
Stephen Schwartz’s (“Wicked”) beloved musical – now more then 40 years old – is a modern-day song-and-dance recreation of the Gospel of Matthew.
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