Queens University of Charlotte Conference Center, 2229 Tyvola Road
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.: Meet the candidates for Charlotte mayor at a Charlotte Observer/WBTV debate. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; Republican candidates Scott Stone and Edwin Peacock debate at 7:30 p.m.; Democrats Michael Barnes, Dan Clodfelter, Roderick Davis, David Howard and Jennifer Roberts debate at 8:30 p.m. Event is free, but RSVP at bit.ly/CLTmayor.
Ballpark Cornhole Tournament
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BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St.
Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Tournament takes place on grass berm behind left and centerfield seating before the Charlotte Knights host the Durham Bulls. First place is $100 and custom cornhole board. Registration is $35 for team of two, call 704-274-8300, x1990 to register.
Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St.
Thursday, 8 p.m.: The founder and frontman of English ’80s cult favorite the Daintees makes a rare stateside run through the South with Hellen McCookerybook. Tickets $10, www.eveningmuse.com.
Guided House Tour
Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville
Thursday, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Site tour includes an optional 15-minute introductory video, a guided tour of the plantation home and self-guided tour of the grounds and outbuildings. Daily admission $7 adults, $6 seniors (62+) and students, children 5 and under free.
PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: The country star stops on his Burn It Down Tour. Tickets $30.75 - $70.75, www.livenation.com.