‘Catalyst’ Book Launch with Governor Jim Martin
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St.
Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m.: Author John Hood joins former Governor Jim Martin in a conversation about the legacy of his tenure. Hood’s new book, “Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans,” chronicles the life and career of Martin, North Carolina’s two-term Republican governor. Free; book signing and light refreshments. Books for sale in museum store. www.museumofthenewsouth.org
Last Comic Standing
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Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: The television comedy competition hits the road to showcase the winners and other outstanding comics. Tickets $24.50 - $54.50, blumenthalarts.org.
Davidson Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Dr., Davidson
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: This free concert highlights the student winners of the 2015 Concert Competition, and includes the music of Rossini’s Overture to LaGazza Ladra and Britten’s Soirees musicales, modeled after Rossini.
Doc Porter’s Distillery Tour
Doc Porter’s Distillery, 232 E. Peterson Dr.
Friday, 6 p.m.: The newest Charlotte beverage maker opens this weekend, and tours of the distillery begin Friday. Tour lasts about 45 minutes, includes an overview of the grain-to-glass process, and a tasting. Cost $10, register at www.docporters.com/tours, or call 704-266-1399.
St. Nick’s Sack Sale
An Assurance Faith Community, 6729 Old Mount Holly Road
Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Shop for toys and other gifts at the consignment sale. You’ll find bikes, dolls, DVDs, sports equipment, games, books, action figures and more. Also Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon. More information at www.assuranceumc.org.