Open Mic Comedy Night
Bulldog Beer & Wine Southend, 1434 Winnifred St.
Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. Think you have what it takes to make people laugh? Open Mic Comedy night is for new talent as well as seasoned comics. Tuesday is also NC Pint Night. www.facebook.com/bulldogsouthend
Hornets vs. Phoenix Suns
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Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. See Kemba Walker lead the Hornets against Eric Bledsoe and the Suns. Tickets $18.50 and up; www.ticketmaster.com.
Artist in Residence: Serfs
Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St.
Wednesday, 10 p.m. This month’s artist-in-residence is Serfs, a self-proclaimed “noise pop” group. Free. www.snugrock.com
Matthews Food Truck Friday
Stumptown Park, Matthews
Friday, 5-9 p.m. The start of the seasonal community event, which runs through Sept. 30, will feature food trucks, live music and arts. Food truck lineup at www.facebook.com/MatthewsFoodTruckFridays.
Chris Williams Live
Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St.
Friday, 8 p.m. The up-and-coming comedian from New York has been compared to Steven Wright and Mitch Hedberg. Tickets $10, www.blumenthalarts.org.