Friday events


World of Outlaws World Finals

Gates open at 3 p.m. (also Saturday). Across U.S. 29 from Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. $49 each night, or $15 for 13 and younger. 800-455-3267.

Serving as the season finale for The Dirt Track, the World Finals feature the stars of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the big-block modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series.


‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’

8 p.m. (also Saturday and various performances through Nov. 23). Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. $20 ($15 seniors/students/groups). www.warehousepac.com.

Gina Gionfriddo’s play is about a rock-star academic and a homemaker who met in college, covet each other’s lives and battle for the same man.


Young Affiliates of the Mint’s Fall Ball

7 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $100 ($85 for Young Affiliates of the Mint members). www.fallballcharlotte.com.

Don pop art-themed threads and enjoy 1960s-inspired decor and dancing, along with live music. Admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, access to the museum’s galleries and more. Proceeds benefit the “Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede” exhibition, which debuts at the Mint on March 7.