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8 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Saturday and till 3 p.m. Sunday). Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. $18; $6 for ages 7-12 (parking is $5). www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
The extravaganza features nearly 3,000 customs, classics, hot rods and muscle cars; hundreds of vendor spaces; a rare collection of vintage NASCAR stock cars; an AutoCross (timed, closed-circuit racing) course; stunt shows; and more.
8 and 10:15 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $25-$50. 980-321-4702.
The Honduran stand-up comic (best known for “Mind of Mencia,” which aired on Comedy Central from 2005 to 2008) returns with more jokes about politics, race and culture.
Noon and 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $18 matinee, $29 evening. www.charlottesymphony.org.
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s popular blend of German music and locally made beers returns, this time featuring Bach, Brahms and Wagner.