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Saturday

Music

Jay-Z

8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $42.55-$143.20. 800-745-3000.

The king of hip-hop brings his Magna Carter World Tour to the Queen City, where he’ll rhyme his way through current raps as well as time-tested megahits like “99 Problems” and “Big Pimpin’.”

Holiday

Twelfth Night Backcountry Celebration

6-7:30 p.m. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. $10 ($8 for members); $5 for kids 6-12. www.charlottemuseum.org.

Celebrate Twelfth Night – a festival observed by the Scots-Irish that marks the coming of Epiphany – with carol singing, cider, Twelfth Night cake, costumed re-enactors, a strolling violinist and docent-led tours.

Expo

ReptiCon Charlotte

11 a.m.-5 p.m. (also 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday). Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. $12 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12. www.repticon.com.

The annual convention features reptile and amphibian breeders and wholesalers, reptile pet products and supplies, educational seminars and exhibits, and lots of family-friendly activities.

Seasonal

WBT Holiday on Ice

10 a.m.-10 p.m. (also Friday and till 7 p.m. Sunday). NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Brevard Street. $19 ($9 if you have your own skates). www.wbt.com/holidayonice.

Last weekend to enjoy the outdoor ice-skating rink uptown. Socks, gloves and hats are recommended, regardless of the conditions.

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