Ace Atkins Book Signing
Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Meet the New York Times bestselling author of 17 novels, including his most recent, “The Redeemers” and “Robert B. Parker’s Kickback.” Atkins is a former newspaper reporter and SEC football player who took over writing Parker’s Spenser series novels in 2012.
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Uptown Ampitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. The Louisville, Kentucky, alt-rock band plays off its latest album, “The Waterfall.” Tickets $29.50 - $45, www.livenation.com.
Ayrsley Kid’s Show - The Lego Movie
Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd.
Fit in ‘15 - Bootcamp
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.
Friday, 6 a.m. Free daily fitness classes include Friday’s program, bootcamp. The class includes circuit training, athletic drills and challenging body weight strength work. .
Family First: Creation. Animation.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, 551 S. Tryon St.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Students ages 10-15 are invited to bring their smartphone or tablet and learn how to create an animation of their favorite tale in this workshop. Free, but limited to 20 participants. Sign up at www.ganttcenter.org.