Fun in Charlotte: Your Aug 12 report


Great Poster Giveaway

Middleton/McMillan Gallery at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.

Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ever wonder what happened to those Broadway banners and posters once the show moves on to the next city? Until now, they’ve been collecting dust. But Blumenthal Performing Arts is cleaning house and giving away posters, banners and 3-sheets from Broadway and other shows. One item per person, while supplies last.

Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration

American Girl Charlotte, SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road

Wednesday, 10 a.m. Celebrate the world of Grace, the 2015 Girl of the Year, by having your girl age 8 or older craft a baker’s apron for herself and her doll, and decorate cookies and a bakery box. Tickets $10. Reservations required, call 877-247-5223.

Brandon Flowers

Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville

Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Learn about bird identification while enjoying a beer and wine tasting, listening to Brett Green’s music and choosing your favorite from Maki Taco food truck. Tickets $8/$10, carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

Jim Gaffigan

Uptown Ampitheatre, 820 Hamilton St.

Saturday, 8 p.m. See the comedian perform from his “Contagious” tour. Tickets $55 - 69.50, www.livenation.com.