1 p.m. Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St. $38-$415. 704-358-7800; www.ticketmaster.com.
The red-hot home team – coming off its third straight win, a 17-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders – tries to stay alone atop the NFC South division when it takes on a winless Detroit Lions squad.
March of Dimes Holiday House
1-5 p.m. (also 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday). 3719 Foxcroft Road. $15 at the door. 704-377-2009; www.marchofdimes.com/northcarolina.
One last chance to view this unique showcase home filled with home décor, furniture, accessories and flowers from local companies.
2 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday). McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $29.50-$44.50. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
Last chance to see five performers blend high-risk acrobatics, music, song and dance in a critically acclaimed circus show for all ages.
‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa: The IMAX Experience'
Various times (daily through Dec. 11). Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $9-$11. www.discoveryplace.org.
Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – and the penguin gang – are up to more hijinks in this plus-size version of the animated film.
‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo'
2:30 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday).
Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $10-$21. 704-372-1000.
Alfred Uhry's play, set in 1939 Atlanta, concerns Jews who are celebrating a major social event while their European relatives prepare for World War II.
2 p.m. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. $15-$17. 704-892-7918; www.davidson communityplayers.org.
Final performance of this musical about labor from the book by the late Studs Terkel. Friday and Saturday shows are sold out.