Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St.
Friday, noon: Daniel Grano, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte, will lead a lunchtime discussion that examines the Carolina Panthers’ 2015-16 season as an example of the modern NFL, and considers the Panthers’ place in the league’s cultural landscape. Free.
Bud Light Super Bowl Pep Rally
Rooftop 210, EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.
Friday, 7 p.m.: A free pep rally to celebrate the Panthers as they take on the Denver Broncos. Live entertainment, DJs, Super Bowl trivia games, face painting and more. Tickets for $11.94 provide a T-shirt, no line/no cover at participating venues and beer specials. Information at bit.ly/1VQvovL.
McColl Center Open House and Opening Reception
McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 N. Tryon St.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.: Celebrate the opening of the multimedia exhibition People/Places/Exchanges: Art as a Visual Voice. Free. mccollcenter.org
An Evening with Stanley Clarke
Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: The four-time Grammy Award winner is one of the most celebrated acoustic and electric bass players in the world. Tickets $45-$75, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Microsoft Store, SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road
Saturday, 1 p.m.: Celebrate Super Bowl 50 by showcasing your football skills – your video football skills, that is. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the store and is limited to 20 people. Winner receives an Xbox One and Madden NFL 16. More information at 1drv.ms/1Ksfsze.