FestivalFood LionSpeed Street
11 a.m.-midnight. Uptown Charlotte. Free. www.600festival.com.
The annual festival – a celebration of NASCAR – features driver appearances, car exhibits, and concerts by national recording artists like rock band Seether and Albemarle sweetheart Kellie Pickler. (Both shows are at 10:30 p.m.)
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7:30 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $15. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
Students from the Repertory Ensemble perform new works choreographed by faculty members Sabrina Berry, Mark Diamond, Heather Ferranti Ferguson and Madeline Guerdat.
FestivalSpoleto Festival USA
Today through June 8 in Charleston. 843-579-3100; www.spoletousa.org.
The annual arts extravaganza features music, theater, opera and dance galore.
7:30 p.m. Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. $10. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.
Children's Theatre of Charlotte's teenage Ensemble Company performs this contemporary Spanish classic, adapted by poet Ted Hughes. For ages 13 and up.
PartySuite grand opening
7 p.m. 210 E. Trade St. Free. www.suite charlotte.com.
Suite, the latest venture to open in the EpiCentre, holds a two-day grand opening party starting tonight. The upscale nightclub and lounge is on the third level of the complex at Trade and College streets. Complimentary tickets at the Web site.
FestivalRace City Pit Stop
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Main Street, Mooresville. Free. 704-664-4109; www.downtown mooresville.com.
See show and vintage cars, pit training demonstrations, and visit with drivers from the Hickory and Concord speedways.