Motown the Musical
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: This Broadway musical is the American dream story of Motown founder Barry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and more. Show runs through Sept. 6, tickets $20-$134.50. www.blumenthalarts.org
Home School Day
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Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.: Home-school families enjoy discounted museum admission ($7 non-member tickets) and see a preview of Homeschool Programs. Copy of valid teaching certificate or NCDNPE home-school certificate required for discount. www.discoveryplace.org
Uptown Ampitheatre, 820 Hamilton St.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: This band has been together since 1996 and is playing off its 2014 album, “The Rockville LP,” its eighth record. Tickets $25-$49.50, www.livenation.com.
God Save the Queen City Kickoff
Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St.
Thursday 8 p.m.: The annual indie music festival starts with Ravenna Colt (My Morning Jacket co-founder Johnny Quaid, who left MMJ in 2004), Mississippi’s Water Liars and Amigo and Justin Fedor before moving GSTQC to the Chop Shop on Friday and Music Factory on Saturday. Tickets $14-$20, www.eveningmuse.com.
The Final Running of the Copper Classic
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Road
Saturday, noon: Go for a small run (1K) with a portion of the proceeds going to “Pints for Prostates,” for prostate cancer. Olde Meck will pair with Sugar Creek Brewery and Great Wagon Road Distilling Co. for this final event, which includes food, live music and a pint of beer for participants. Tickets $25, register at www.oldemeckbrew.com.