2:30 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with shows through Sept. 28). Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $10-$24. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.
“Day by Day” and “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” are among the best-loved songs from this joyous 1970s musical, which stands as one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time.
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1 p.m. Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St. $38-$415. 704-522-6500; www.ticketmaster.com.
Optimism is running high – so far – for Charlotte's NFL team, which hosts the Chicago Bears.
The Amazing Maize Maze
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (open Thursdays through Sundays until Nov. 2). Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. $7-$10 (free for 4 and younger). 704-875-3113; www.ruralhill.net.
The seven-acre maze of corn has reopened for business. The family-friendly excursion is full of fun, exploration and problem-solving.
11 a.m. zMAX Dragway at Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S. $99 and up for adults; $20 and up for 12 and younger. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.
Final day of the big inaugural competition at “The Bellagio of Dragstrips,” which started Thursday and features top NHRA drivers.
5th Annual Metrolina Theatre Awards
7 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $18-$25 (includes pre-show reception). 704-372-1000; www.carolina tix.org.
The gala recognizes excellence in local and regional theater. The awards gala features performances from nominated shows.