An Evening at the Alexanders’
5-9 p.m. Saturday. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. 704-568-1774. charlottemuseum.org
The Charlotte Museum of History, whose budget problems forced it to close to the public in May, will reopen Saturday for a special event. Admission to the grounds and the museum is free. Tours of the Hezekiah Alexander homesite will cost $5. Costumed docents will give guests a peek into the evening lives of the Alexander family, focusing on meals, activities and entertaining in Colonial times. Bring a flashlight. Food trucks will be on site.
Charlotte Folk Society Monthly Gathering
7:30 p.m. Friday. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. 704-372-3655. folksociety.org
Charlotte Folk Society’s free monthly gathering features the high-energy African storytelling and music of Healing Force. Doors open at 7 p.m. Refreshments, a song circle and jam sessions follow the concert.
Blues Out Back
6:30 p.m. Friday. Gaston County Museum, 131 West Main St., Dallas, N.C. 704-922-7681. gastoncountymuseum.org/
Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, picnic and some friends to enjoy a free concert by John Dee Holeman & Tad Walters behind the Gaston County Museum. This is the last in this summer’s series of free blues concerts.
Sunday Fun Day
1-4 p.m. Sunday. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 South Tryon St. 704-337-2000. mintmuseum.org
Admission to the Mint Museum Uptown is free for those under age 18, and half price ($5) for adults. Families can collaborate with sculptor Dean Johns to make a giant cardboard assemblage, upcycle unexpected materials to create a portrait, learn more about recycling and play “garbage games.” Criss, Cross Mangosauce will provide a bilingual blend of music and activities.
Discovery Charlotte’s new Liberty Walk
3 p.m. Sunday. Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. 704-714-4445. dukemansion.org
The Liberty Walk, a new self-guided history tour in center city Charlotte, uses a multimedia app to bring Charlotte’s early history to life. Learn more about the tour at this free event. Speakers include Scott Syfert, co-founder of the May 20th Society, and Dan Nance, historical artist and creator of the app. Registration required. Call 704-714-4445 or email email@example.com.