Bank of America 500
5:40 p.m. Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. $10-$135. 704-455-3200; www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.
Jessica Simpson will perform a 40-minute pre-race concert and sing the national anthem before the 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race, which begins at 7:25.
Never miss a local story.
Live in HD
1 p.m. Stonecrest 22 @ Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road; Concord Mills 24, 8421 Concord Mills Blvd. $15-$22. www.met operafamily.org.
Richard Strauss' Biblical shocker, “Salome,” is relayed into two local movie theaters from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wachovia Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St. $3; free for 12 and younger. 704-614-3822; www.italian-club-charlotte.org.
The fest has everything from sausage 'n' pepper sandwiches to performances by Opera Carolina and pizza-toss champ Siler Chapman.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. Free. www.plcmc.org/novello.
This Novello Festival of Reading event features kids activities, talks by youth-fiction authors and more.
2 and 8 p.m. (also Friday and various times through Nov. 16). McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $29.50-$44.50. 704-372-1000.
Contemporary circus show blends acrobatics, dance and theatrical techniques to open Blumenthal's Broadway Lights season.
‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore'
8 p.m. (also Friday). Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. $16-$24. 704-372-1000.
Last chance to catch Martin McDonagh's award-winning (and bloody) farce about an Irish Liberation Army lieutenant and his cat. Directed by Chip Decker.