The Children of Children Keep Coming
Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: A form of poetic expression – strung together by poetry and prose, blues and gospel, hymns and jazz – that presents a chronicle of the African American experience in the United States. Performances through Saturday. Tickets $28, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Visiting Designer Talk
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Belgian designer Jens Praet is known for his distinctive furniture and object designs of shredded paper and resin. He’ll discuss his work, inspirations and new directions, followed by a reception at 7 p.m. Free. www.mintmuseum.org
Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, 3500 Shamrock Dr.
Thursday, 2 p.m.: Join for a series of classes where students ages 6-12 will immerse themselves in Colonial history. This session focuses on textiles and clothing. Admission $10; also Saturday at 10:30 a.m. www.charlottemuseum.org
Carolina Prowl on 5th
Fitzgerald’s, 201 E. 5th St.
Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Join Elevate Lifestyle to take on the town in support of the Panthers’ Super Bowl trip. The “prowl’ moves from Fitzgerald’s to several other bars on 5th Street. Advance registration $5, www.EventCombo.com/Carolina.
Steep Canyon Rangers
Lee Street Theatre & Performing Arts Center at the Tom & Martha Smith Event Center, 329 N. Lee St., Salisbury
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: A bluegrass band at its core, the Steep Canyon Rangers walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. The band is the 2013 Grammy winner for Best Bluegrass Album. Tickets $40 seated, $25 standing. www.leestreet.org