Bank of America 500
Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway, Concord
Saturday, 7 p.m.: The only Saturday night race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup features a pre-race concert by country singer Hunter Hayes. Tickets $52.43 - $428, www.ticketmaster.com.
Gandhi Unity Fall Festival
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Mecklenburg County Old Courthouse Lawn, 700 E. Trade St.
Saturday, 3-7 p.m.: Charlotte Asian Heritage Association will host its second annual festival celebrating human rights, peace and unity by honoring the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Food, cultural entertainment and a candlelight vigil are part of this free festival. More information at caacc.weebly.com.
Mini Maker Faire
Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: A one-day celebration of creative making will host exhibitors, vendors, workshop teachers, speakers and performers from across the region. More information at www.cltmakerfaire.org.
NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: The fifth annual event run by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne’s foundation. Registration $30, www.kaseykahnefoundation.org/fivekahne.
15 Short Film Festival
Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St.
Sunday, 7 p.m.: A film festival featuring 20 short films (no longer than 15 minutes) from 15 countries. Admission $7/$10, www.eveningmuse.com.