11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 South Tryon St. geocities.jp/jaclttest/ebonodori.html
The Japanese Society in Charlotte presents the 28th annual Bon Odori festival. Enjoy a Kids Taiko (Japanese drum) club performance, Aikido demonstration, tea ceremony, calligraphy, origami, Yukata (a casual, summer-time kimono) fitting and games, as well as food from Japanese restaurants.
Beach Music Festival
7 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday. Village Park, 700 West C Street, Kannapolis. cityofkannapolis.com
The festival, part of Kannapolis’ Summer Entertainment Series, will feature such bands as The Tams (Friday, 7 p.m.), The Holiday Band (Saturday, 5 p.m.), Atlantic Groove (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and Jim Quick & Coastline (Saturday, 8:30 p.m.).
Cult Movie Monday – The Goonies
8 p.m. Monday. Actor’s Theatre, 650 E. Stonewall St. lightfactory.org
The next installment of Cult Movie Monday, presented by The Light Factory and Theatre 650, is the 1985 movie “The Goonies.” The movie is free, popcorn is free and there’s a cash bar. Contests will be held after the film.
Whitewater River Jam Concert Series
7 p.m. Thursday. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. usnwc.org
The U.S. National Whitewater Center’s Whitewater River Jam Concert Series continues with blues rock band Lefty Williams Band. Admission is free, but parking is $5 and normal charges apply for rafting and other activities.
Fantasy Football Pros and Joes
7 p.m. Thursday. Tom Sykes Recreation Center, 1501 Euclid Ave. 704-336-8105. http://bit.ly/MJnRP8
Learn about fantasy football from the experts. John Halpin from Fox Sports will talk about his predictions for the upcoming season. Register for this free event by calling 704-336-8105 or going online through Parks and Rec. A second session Aug. 16 will feature Michael Rathburn from Daily Joust.
Jody Mace runs CharlotteontheCheap.com and is a member of the Charlotte News Alliance, a network of hyperlocal websites.