Symphony on Tap
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Spend happy hour with the Charlotte Symphony in this free season preview party that features a casual, hour-long concert with selections from the symphony’s upcoming repertoire. Drink specials and after-party with free appetizers and live music follows. www.charlottesymphony.org
Cabarrus County Fair
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Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC Hwy 49 North, Concord
Wednesday, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.: See racing pigs, K9s in flight, the petting zoo and more at the fair that goes through Saturday. Admission $7, $3 children ages 6-11, $5 age 65 and over. www.cabarruscounty.us
Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St.
Thursday, 10 p.m.: This band creates danceable art-rock and complex, lively synth-pop. Free. www.snugrock.com
PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd.
Friday, 8 p.m.: The singer-dancer comes to Charlotte with her Unbreakable World Tour. Tickets $26.71 - $136.99, www.livenation.com.
Connect with Culture Day
Museums throughout area
Saturday: Visit the Mint Museum, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Levine Museum of the New South and others for free admission and special exhibitions throughout the day. Detailed information at artsandscience.org.