Fun in Charlotte: Your Aug. 16 report

Conexiones: Exchanges Across Cultures

Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St.

Sunday, 2:30 - 4 p.m. In the third and final event of this free summer program, join artists Nico Amortegui and Francisco Gonzalez to work on mask-painting and collages, and celebrate the art of Latin America. Registration recommended, www.museumofthenewsouth.org.

The Bridal Showcase

Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.

Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. Meet some of Charlotte’s finest wedding professionals and vendors at this bridal fair. Tickets $10/$12, www.thebridalshowcasenc.com.

Slow Food Brew and Chew

Birdsong Brewing, 1016 N. Davidson, St.

Sunday, 3 -7 p.m. Birdsong Brewing hosts a BBQ to benefit Slow Food’s 10,000 Gardens in Africa, with pork supplied by A Way of Life Farm, and local veggies. One dollar from every beer sold will be donated to 10,000 Gardens in Africa. Tickets $20. .

Highly Suspect

Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.

Monday, 8 p.m. This Brooklyn trio has earned accolades from Rolling Stone as their single “Lydia” scales the rock charts. Tickets $15-$18, www.visulite.com.

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs

McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Master multi-instrumentalists Ry Cooder and Ricky Skaggs deliver a program of blues, gospel and bluegrass, while joined by Sharon White on vocals. Tickets $29.50 - $89.50, www.blumenthalarts.org.