‘Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory’
Noon-5 p.m. (and during regular hours through July 25). Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $8; $6 for seniors, students and educators; $4 for ages 11-18. www.bechtler.org.
This exhibition spans the 50-year career of the architect, designer of the Bechtler building and major contributor to postmodern architecture. Featured are sketches, architectural models and photographs.
Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. $49-$135. 800-455-3267.
Country-music star Brantley Gilbert will perform a 45-minute pre-race concert starting at 4 p.m.; then NASCAR’s top drivers – including Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne – line up at 6 for the 400-lap, 600-mile race.