Belk College Kickoff Game
Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St.
Thursday, 6 p.m.: It’s the Battle of the Carolinas as North Carolina takes on South Carolina at this college football season opener. Free Fan Fest takes place along Mint Street before the game, beginning at noon. Tickets for game $77.24 - $280.26, www.ticketmaster.com.
Film screening: ‘The Hand that Feeds’
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Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St.
Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m.: See this documentary about 12 undocumented immigrants facing an uphill battle and the threat of deportation. Discussion afterward about the effort to raise minimum wage. Free, but registration requested, www.museumofthenewsouth.org.
Citizen Science Friday: Hawk Watch
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road
Friday, 1 p.m.: Thousands of raptors such as hawks, owls and falcons migrate south this time of year. Learn more about hawk migration, the best places to watch and count migrating raptors, and how to conduct your own hawk watch.
Blues out Back Concert Series
Gaston County Museum, 131 W. Main St., Dallas
Friday, 6:30 – 8 p.m.: See Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen and Band as part of the 17th annual free summer concert series on the lawn behind the museum. For more information, contact programs coordinator Jason Luker at 704-922-7681, x 105 or Jason.Luker@gastongov.com.
Lake Wylie Music Fest and Craft Beer Extravaganza
Red Fez Club, Lake Wylie
Saturday, 1 p.m.: A floating music festival is free to boaters, or $40 ($60 VIP) for beer sampling on land. See www.lakewyliemusicfest.com for more information.