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Motorsports

UnDeck the Hall

Thu 12.26 10 a.m. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $19.95 ($2 off for seniors and military); $12.95 for kids 5-12. 704-654-4400.

From a display of Christmas trees, each guest can take home one item (choose from autographed souvenirs and memorabilia, NASCAR-themed ornaments, die-cast cars and more).

Theater

‘A Commedia Christmas Carol’

Fri 12.27 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wells Fargo Playhouse, ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. $14. www.ctcharlotte.org.

Tarradiddle Players present this one-act play (for ages 5 and up) about Ebenezer Scrooge and three ghostly visitors, told in the Commedia dell’arte style.

Music

Charlie Wilson

Fri 12.27 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $45-$125. 800-745-3000.

The Grammy-nominated R&B singer – who with his brothers comprised The Gap Band for decades – is here solo in support of his 2013 album, “Love, Charlie.”

Sports

Belk Bowl FanFest

Sat 12.28 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Outside Bank of America Stadium, centered on the corner of Mint and Stonewall streets. Free. www.belkbowl.com.

Before North Carolina plays Cincinnati, enjoy food, live music, games, face-painting, cheerleaders, marching bands and a 1:30 p.m. concert by country singer Blake Shelton.

Music

‘Arab Idol’

Sat 12.28 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $60-$200. www.ovensauditorium.com.

Mohammed Assaf, who at 23 won this summer’s “Arab Idol” singing competition, performs with fellow finalists Farah Youssef, Ziad Khoury and others.

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