Editor's note: Updated 07-13-2012 to add clarification to Museums On Us item below.
Whitewater River Jam Concert Series
7 p.m. Thursday. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. usnwc.org
The Whitewater River Jam Concert Series continues with New York City-based singer-songwriter Riley Etheridge Jr. Admission is free, but parking is $5 and normal charges apply for rafting and other activities.
Shelter building workshop
11 a.m. Saturday. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road. 704-432-6460. bit.ly/MLyTnq
Learn how to make a shelter with limited supplies. This workshop is intended for ages 8 and older. Its free but there are limited spots, so register online or by calling Reedy Creek Nature Center.
Museums on us
Saturday and Sunday. museums.bankofamerica.com
The first weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers enjoy free admission to many museums around the country. Locally, the Mint museums, Bechtler, Levine Museum of the New South and Gantt Center are participating. Bring a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card for admission. Note: Fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows are excluded.
Get a burrito
Starting Sunday. Several locations. facebook.com/MoesCharlotte
Get a free burrito from Moes with the purchase of a drink when you order from Moes new app. The free app, available for iPhone and Android, lets you order and pay ahead of time, bypassing the line when you arrive. From Sunday through July 22, if you use the app to order a burrito and a large drink from any of Charlottes 12 locations and use the code FREE, the burrito is free.
Get a Slurpee
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at participating 7-Elevens. www.7-eleven.com/Default.aspx
In the past few months, 7-Eleven convenience stores have started popping up in Charlotte, just in time to celebrate 7-Elevens birthday on Saturday. Get a free 7.11-ounce Slurpee drink at participating stores from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., while supplies last. I suggest calling the store closest to you to double check if its participating.
The Neverending Story
Sunset Thursday. Transamerica Square, 401 North Tryon St. 704-333-9755. lightfactory.org/film/2012/05/the-neverending-story
Part of The Light Factorys Attack of the Summer Film Series, the 1986 fantasy The Neverending Story will be shown outside at Transamerica Square. Bring a chair or blanket. The movie will start when the sun goes down.