New South for the New Southerner
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St.
Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Historian Tom Hanchett leads a presentation based on his book “Sorting Out the New South City.” Event includes wine and Southern buffet from Mert’s Heart and Soul. Reservations required; $5 for museum members, $12 for non-members. www.museumofthenewsouth.org
Two Communities at a Crossroads
Palmer Building, 2601 E. Seventh St.
Wednesday, 5:30 - 8 p.m.: Relationships between Latino and African American communities and how they deal with similar issues will be explored in a community conversation led by Raquel Lynch of the Crisis Assistance Ministry. Food trucks available before event. Register at newsouth.uncc.edu.
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Beethoven’s only opera is a tale of oppression and liberation. Opera Carolina sets this production behind the Berlin Wall just weeks before its fall in 1989. Tickets $19-$150, www.carolinatix.org.
Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Friday, 8 p.m.: The Wingate band influenced by R.E.M. returns after a successful show in April that celebrated its 25th anniversary. Tickets $15/$17, www.visulite.com.
Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: A free Halloween party for kids 10 and under that will feature carnival rides, a DJ, bounce house, obstacle course, face painting and costume parade. See www.matthewsnc.gov for more information.