Panthers Send-Off Rally
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.
Friday, noon: Cheer on the Carolina Panthers at a pep rally before they leave for the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif. Panthers players, Sir Purr, TopCats and the PurrCussion drumline all will make an appearance.
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Goodyear Building, 100 E. Stonewall St.
Friday, 6-10 p.m.: Say goodbye to the Goodyear art installations with a final showcase and party to celebrate the art created, installed, shown and performed there. Free beer, performances begin at 7 p.m. http://on.fb.me/1PlbGYA
The Opulence of Integrity
Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts at UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: “A Movement Odyssey Exploring the Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali,” is a multimedia dance theater work inspired by the public life and inner searching of the outspoken boxer. Performance includes elements of boxing, hip hop, martial arts and modern dance. Admission $25, seniors $10, students $8. arts.uncc.edu/events/opulence-integrity
A Plus Garage Doors, 4010 Matthews-Indian Trail Road, Matthews
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Like the Animal Planet event, a mock game of football will be played by dogs as three shelters and 15 local businesses collaborate to find forever homes for the pups. aplusdoors.com/extras/events/puppybowl2016
Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreat Music Benefit
Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave.
Sunday, 3 – 7 p.m.: Bands like Leadville Social Club, Truckstop Preachers, Sinners & Saints, The Waves and The Custom Grass Revue will perform the benefit for Wind River, which offers a four-day retreat will fellow cancer survivors. Admission $7 online, $9 at the door. www.doubledoorinn.com