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Charity concert features 16 bands in Charlotte’s NoDa this weekend

By Jody Mace
Jody Mace
Jody Mace is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a dog, Shaggy.

Music

‘Bands Together for Chronic Illness’

Sun 2 p.m.-closing. The Chop Shop NoDa, 399 E. 35th St. 704-765-2467 chopshopnoda.com.

Sixteen bands will perform on two stages. Family-friendly events until 6 p.m. will include interactive music from Juice Box, caricatures and face painting. At 6 p.m., it becomes a 21-and-older event. Bands will include Funky Geezer Show, Sherman Hellville, Grey Revell, Vulture and GoGo Pilot. Food trucks will be on site, and a silent auction will raise money for the Chronic Disease Fund.

Family

Lego mini-build

Tue 5 p.m. LEGO Store, Concord Mills. shop.lego.com.

The first Tuesday of every month, Lego stores host a free mini-build, where kids ages 6-14 can build and bring home a small Lego creation.

Music

Chamber music concert

Sun 6:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 N. Sharon Amity Road. 704-366-8623 uuccharlotte.org.

The public is invited to a free chamber music concert followed by a potluck. The concert features mezzo-soprano Jessie Wright Martin, violinist Selim Giray and pianist John O’Brien, who will play music by Saint-Saens, Spohr, Offenbach and others.

Film

‘Adam’s Rib’

Sat 2 p.m. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. cmlibrary.org.

See the 1949 Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn film “Adam’s Rib” on the big screen at Wells Fargo Playhouse. Directed by George Cukor, this film also stars Judy Holliday and tells the story of husband-and-wife lawyers as adversaries in a criminal trial.

Outdoors

Reedy Creek Eco-Race

Sun 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road. 704-432-6460 parkandrec.com.

Challenge yourself at Reedy Creek Eco-Race. Participants must be 10 or older and will learn to use compasses and GPS to track and navigate. Registration is required. Wear closed-toe shoes. The event will be repeated on Oct. 5 and Nov. 3.

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