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Don't miss these coming events close to home.

1 High school basketball

The Carolina Sports Commission's Hardwood Classic prep basketball tournament showcases 16 teams.

When: Dec. 27-29. First games start at 9 a.m. each day; last game starts about 8:30 p.m.

Where: Bojangles' Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Blvd.

Info: www.charlottesports.org/classic/.

2 First Night Charlotte

New Year's Eve cultural celebration, with music artists, more.

When: Kids' events from noon to 5 p.m.; others from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Where: The Green on South Tryon Street, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Bechtler Museum, nearby spots.

Info: www.firstnightcharlotte.com.

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