Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St.
Friday, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Watch the Panthers practice, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with fun and events before and after. Performances by TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and Black & Blue Crew begin at 6:30 p.m., and the evening ends with a fireworks and laser show at 9:30 p.m. Free admission.
Movies Under the Stars
Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road
Friday, 7 p.m. The first of a month-long SouthPark series kicks off with a summer carnival in Symphony Park that includes the band Mr. Nigel. The feature film, “Big Hero 6,” begins at dusk. Moviegoers encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, and to come early to find a spot. More information at 704-364-4411.
Jazz at the Bechtler
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 South Tryon St.
Friday, 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The Ziad Jazz Quartet performs a tribute to John Coltrane in Coltrane Revisited. Tickets $14, or $8 for museum members. More information at www.bechtler.org and 704-353-9200.
PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd.
Friday, 7 p.m. Country music includes headliner Lady Antebellum, with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt. Tickets $30.75 - $60.50, www.livenation.com.
Rock ‘n’ Run
NC Music Factory, 1000 Seaboard St.
Saturday, 8 a.m. This 5K run/walk aims to promote a positive social and economic impact for the North End corridor. After the run, enjoy a concert and a health and wellness pavilion. Registration $30 through Friday, $35 race day; www.ncrockandrun.com.