Open Water Swim Session
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Thursday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.: Ever want to try swimming the Catawba River? The U.S. National Whitewater Center’s 200-meter course is intended for people who know how to swim – there is no lifeguard on duty. When you’re done splashing, head to the River Jam concert series, which begins at 7 p.m. Parking $5, but both events are free. www.usnwc.org
The Werk Out
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.
Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: Part of the Fit in ’15 campaign of free fitness classes, The Werk Out is an athletic dance class to reggatone, hip-hop, pop and Latin beats.
The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Friday, 8 p.m.: The punk band has been performing for 37 years and has produced seven albums. Tickets $35, www.livenation.com.
Music on the Green
Promenade on Providence, Providence Road and I-485
Friday 7-10 p.m.: The Loafers perform at this free music event. www.promenadeonprovidence.com
‘Remember the Titans’
Historic West End, Park and Shop parking lot across from Mosiac Village, 1601 W. Trade St.
Saturday, 7 p.m.: Pre-movie activities – including food trucks – begin at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk. Free popcorn.