James Gregory

7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $19-$22.50. 980-321-4702.

For over two decades, the self-proclaimed “Funniest Man in America” – who is now in his mid-60s – has been on the road: shirt un-tucked, arms outstretched, sharing down-home, rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.


‘The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical’

8 p.m. (also Saturday and various performances through Dec. 28). Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. $17-$31. www.atcharlotte.org.

Revisit the zanies in Armadillo Acres, where a Scrooge-like resident wreaks havoc on a holiday decorating contest. This is the second of two preview performances; next Wednesday’s opening-night show is sold out.


‘Souvenir & Race Ticket Blow-Out Madness’

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 800-455-3267.

The Black Friday tradition continues, with deep discounts on NASCAR souvenirs, clothing and collectibles, plus special offers on race tickets. Spend $50 or more and you can drive your car around the 1.5-mile superspeedway.