Southern Ideal Home Show
The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; through Sunday: More than 200 exhibiting companies share their hottest ideas for home, garden and entertaining. Pete Nelson, star of Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters,” will speak at 1 p.m. about how to design and build your own treehouse. Tickets $10 at door, $5 after 5 p.m. Friday. Show continues Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. southernidealhomeshow.com
End of Summer Southern Social
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NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Friday, 6:30 – 11:30 p.m.: St. Paul & the Broken Bones headline this celebration. There’s also Price’s Chicken Coop, PBR, cocktails, Cheerwine, MoonPies, pimento cheese from Queen Charlotte’s Pimento Cheese Royale and more. Tickets $10, ncmusicfactory.com.
Charlotte Folk Society
Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Steph Stewart and The Boyfriends fuses Appalachian old-time music and Americana with their four-piece string band. Refreshments, a song circle, jam sessions and more follow the free hour-long concert. folksociety.org
Magna Carta Day
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Learn the history of the Magna Carta and its influence on our Bill of Rights and Constitution. Kids activities include jousting and castle-making. Members free, $5 public. charlottemuseum.org
South End Jazz Series
Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Road
Saturday, 8 p.m.: Features the music of El Shafer. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., tickets $10. southendjazz.com