UNCC International Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. UNCC, 9201 University City Blvd. ifest.uncc.edu.
In addition to the music, dance, crafts, costumes and food that Charlotte has come to expect from one of the oldest cultural celebrations in the area, this year an international games zone will give festival-goers a chance to participate in and learn about the cultural significance of games from around the world. Learn the rules of bocce, play a game of life-sized chess or join in a soccer match.
Hola Charlotte 2012
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Mint Museum Uptown, 400 South Tryon St. holacharlottefestival.com.
This newest of Charlotte’s festivals celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with authentic cultural performances, a salsa contest, an artist street show, kids’ zone, parade of flags, Zumba demos and plenty of Latin food and drink. Not only is the festival free, but admission to the Mint is free as well.
Revolutionary War Encampment
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. ruralhill.net.
Demonstrations include American militia, Patrick Ferguson and his rifle, edged weapons, camp life, weaving, spinning, firearms, open hearth cooking and blacksmithing. Admission is free; hayrides around the farm are $2. Also, the Amazing Maize Maze will be open during the event, with regular fees.
‘The Tempest – Unplugged’
Friday and Saturday, various times. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953 davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
The Connie Company Youth Ensemble, part of Davidson Community Players, presents “The Tempest – Unplugged.” Reservations are not required but are strongly encouraged.
Fall Concert Series at University Place
6-9 p.m. Thursday. Shoppes at University Place, W.T. Harris Boulevard and U.S. 29. 704-549-4811 concertsatuniversityplace.com.
Every Thursday evening in October, Shoppes at University Place will present a free concert. First up: Alabama Blues Brothers, a Blues Brothers tribute band.