Freedom Summer Series
Sat 6 p.m. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd. charmeck.org.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic to Freedom Park for this free jazz concert. The Terence Young Experience performs at 6 p.m. with Steve Cole and Brian Simpson at 7:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Brixx Pizza, K&K Fun Foods, Thrasher Dawgs, Junior Scoops Italian Ice, Belly Backers and JK Cones. No alcohol, tents, glass containers or oversized umbrellas.
Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sugar Creek Library and Hickory Grove Library. cmlibrary.org/programs.
Both libraries are hosting back-to-school festivals for kids in grades K-12. There will be free entertainment and educational programs, as well as free school supplies. To get school supplies, kids and their parents must register between 9 and 10 a.m. Supplies are limited.
Kannapolis Summer Concert Series
Sat 7 p.m.. Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis. cityofkannapolis.com.
Kannapolis’ summer concert series wraps up with a show by Too Much Sylvia, a popular Charlotte band that plays a wide variety of music from several decades and many genres. After the music, stay for a fireworks show.
Movies Under the Stars
Fri 7 p.m. Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road. simon.com/mall/southpark/stream/movies-under-the-stars-1309336.
Each Friday evening, catch an outdoor movie on a 30-foot screen at SouthPark mall. The evening begins with live music and other activities at 7; the movie starts at dusk. Bring lawn chairs and blanket. This week’s feature: “The Lego Movie.”
A Tale of Two Concertos
Sun 7 p.m. Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584. mpumc.org.
Director of music Jimmy Jones and music associate and organist Patrick Scott will present “A Tale of Two Concertos,” featuring the music of Francis Poulenc and Howard Hanson. Members of the Charlotte and Winston-Salem symphonies will perform, under the direction of Robert Moody. This concert is part of the church’s celebration of the 65th anniversary of its Aeolian-Skinner organ.