Heist Brewery Run Club
Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St.
Monday, 6:30 p.m.: Run 1, 3 or 5 miles, and afterward, enjoy an event that features a live band, sponsor deals, door prizes and beer. www.meetup.com/Heist-Brewery-Run-Club
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The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.: The metal band tours with Suicide Silence and Islander. Tickets $49.50, livenation.com.
Pecha Kucha Vol. 14
Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Presenters tell ideas, stories or perform works with 20 projected slides in six minutes, 40 seconds. Admission $10, point8.org/pechakucha.
Major General Michael J. Kingsley: ‘Africa: Challenges and Opportunities’
Charlotte City Club, 121 W. Trade St.
Wednesday, noon: The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts the Chief of Staff of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) who will discuss global security issues in Africa among other issues. Tickets $35 (WACC student/educator), $45 (WACC members), $55 (non-members); worldaffairscharlotte.org.
Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks
Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.
Saturday, 7 p.m.: The Hornets play their first home preseason game. Tickets $14-$310, www.ticketmaster.com.