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
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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.