Civic By Design
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.: This free public discussion the second Tuesday of each month looks at growth issues in our region. More information at 704-996-0349.
Free Day at The Schiele Museum
The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia
Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.: Discover the “creepy” nocturnal animals of our area at 5 p.m. in the auditorium, and a showing of “The Lighthearted Astronomer” at 6 p.m. in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.www.schielemuseum.org
Jazz Lab Informance
C3 Lab, 2525 Distribution St.
Thursday, 7-9 p.m.: A free “informance” (information + performance) with John Brown, head of jazz studies at Duke University, plus a trio of local musicians. Information at www.c3-lab.com or 980-349-5803.
Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Friday, 9 p.m.: This American/alt-country band has been playing together since 2007. Tickets $12/$15, www.visulite.com.
Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius
Saturday, 4-9 p.m.: The festival features live music, local beer tastings, food trucks, a cornhole tournament and kids zone with crafts. Free. www.cornelius.org