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.
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