NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
zMAX Dragway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord
Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.: The world’s fastest-accelerating machines break from conventional two-wide racing to go four-wide for the seventh-annual event. Each ticket is a pit pass, so you can walk up to cars and get autographs from drivers. Tickets $40, www.charlottemotorspeedway.com
Wishes for Whales
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Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Road
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: The Beer Exchange and Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC partner for a “bottle share” – where you bring beer to share with others, and sample from beers others bring. Free to attend, but $5 suggested donation. www.facebook.com/groups/thebeerexchange
‘Art in the Garden’ Tour
After-party at Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road
Sunday, 1-4 p.m.: Enjoy the splendor of a Southern spring during the Charlotte Garden Club’s tour of eight area gardens. Artists will paint “en plein air,” capturing on canvas the serene beauty of the gardens. Tickets $25, full schedule at www.mintmuseum.org.
UNC Charlotte Speaker Series: Latinos and Healthcare
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: ¡NUEVOlution! education sponsor UNC Charlotte hosts a panel discussion on healthcare issues and progress in the Latino community. Free. www.museumofthenewsouth.org
Rooftop 210, EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.
Wednesday, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.: Every Wednesday through Aug. 31, play games such as corn hole, life-size Jenga, ladder toss and ping pong. Free. rooftop210.com