Carolina Panthers’ Lowe’s Kickoff Party
Gibbs Stadium, 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C.
Friday, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the start of Panthers’ training camp before the first practice, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Festivities include on-field performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and Black & Blue Crew, food and games. Free.
The Confederate Flag: A Symbol Divided
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Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.
Friday, 6 p.m. Join community activist Bree Newsome, Columbia rally speaker Michaela Pilar Brown, literary scholar Qiana Whitted of UNC and artists as they discuss current events in Columbia. Tickets $10 non-members, free for members (includes museum admission), www.ganttcenter.org.
The Rabbit Hole, 1801 Commonwealth Ave.
Friday, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Charlotte’s only geeky, nerdy theme party is back for the second year with a Star Wars theme. Costume contest, free gaming, Star Wars-themed drinks and more are included. Admission $5 in costume, $10 without.
Yoga in the Garden
Stowe Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont
Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Instructed by Rasheedah Hasan of Raha and Friends Yoga, learn to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Bring your own mat; $12 per class, or $40 for five classes. Register at www.dsbg.org.
Cops take on the FD in Soccer
Ramblewood Soccer Complex, 10200 Nations Ford Road
Saturday, 9:15 p.m. CMPD takes on CFD in a charity soccer match following the Charlotte Independence USL match. Tickets $9 - $42.50, www.charlotteindependence.com.