Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest
Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Blvd.
Thursday, noon - 5 p.m. The annual Fanfest features an eclectic group of heroes and villains, legends from yesteryear and superstars of today. Guests will include former NWA greats Road Warrior Animal and Ricky Steamboat, WWE notables Rob Van Dam and Honky Tonk Man. Thursday is Fan Appreciation Day, with free admission. Premiere of “Mid-Atlantic Memories” is at 7 p.m., free with purchase of documentary on DVD for $24.95. Details at www.nwalegends.com.
The Southern Gothic
Never miss a local story.
Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave.
Thursday, 9 p.m. This “country, southern rock and soul” band was named “Artist on the Verge” in Billboard’s Best Bets of 2012. They’ve opened for Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Big & Rich, Zac Brown Band and more. Tickets $10-12, www.doubledoorinn.com.
Got to be NC” Big Cart
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road
Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Making a special appearance, the “Got to be NC” Big Cart is powered by a Chevrolet 396 V-8 engine and stands 13 feet tall and 15 feet long. It’s a sponsor-supported marketing tool used to place an emphasis on the many agricultural products grown or processed in North Carolina.
Baskin-Robbins, various locations
Friday To celebrate the 70th birthday of the home of 31 flavors, Baskin-Robbins, all sundaes are 31 percent off all day.
Bon Odori Japanese Festival
Wells Fargo Atrium Plaza, 301 S. Tryon St.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The 31st annual free festival brings Japanese food and crafts, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, performances of Taiko and dance, and a Japanese Kendo sword martial arts exhibition.