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The Pointer Sisters

8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $32-$78. 704-972-2000; www.charlotte symphony.org.

The R&B sister act will sing “Jump,” “I'm So Excited” and other hits in a pops concert with the Charlotte Symphony.


Goodguys Southeastern Nationals

8 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Saturday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday). Lowe's Motor Speedway. $17, $6 for children. 704-455-3205; www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

More than 3,000 custom and modified cars will be displayed; there's also a swap meet, along with a car corral with vehicles for sale.


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.

Test your mettle in this seven-acre, family-friendly corn maze, stop by the pumpkin patch, or let the kids play in and on the inflatables.


Christmas Made in the South

10 a.m.-6 p.m. (also Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday). Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, Concord. $6, free for 11 and younger. www.madeinthesouth shows.com.

Get geared up for the holiday season at a show packed with one-of-a-kind crafts – from wearable art to pottery and paintings.


Haunted Homesite

6-9 p.m. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. $5-$7 (reservations required). 704-568-1774; www.charlotte museum.org.

Encounter ghosts and ghouls during guided tours of the historic grounds at the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite. Costumes encouraged.


Nightmare on Independence

7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (also Saturday, and various times through Nov. 1). 3900 E. Independence Blvd. $10-$17. www.charlottehaunts.com.

It's two shows in one: the 11,000-square-foot Mystery Mansion on the top floor and the 9,000-square-foot Dungeon of Doom in the basement.