Open Mic Night
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St.
Monday, 8 p.m.: Sign-ups begin at 7:45 p.m., and some of the best local talent is showcased at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m., MollyWops – a three-piece band -- takes the stage. Cover $3, www.eveningmuse.com.
Violin and Piano Faculty Recital
Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, 323 Concord Road, Davidson
Monday, 7:30 p.m.: This free concert features guest violinist Janna Lower, who joins artist associate in piano Cynthia Lawing and artist associate in violin Joseph Meyer. www.davidson.edu/the-arts/music/faculty-recitals
Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: The explosive, non-verbal, all-percussion show in which performers manipulate everything from garbage can lids to brooms, makes one of its periodic appearances on the Broadway Lights roster. Tickets $29.50 - $75. www.blumenthalarts.org
Backcountry Explorers – Herbs and Medicine
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr.
Thursday, 2 p.m.: Join for a series of classes where students ages 6-12 will immerse themselves in Colonial history. Cost $10 per student, www.charlottemuseum.org.
Dark Side of the Dead
Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Friday, 8 p.m.: A hybrid tribute show featuring the music of both the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd. Tickets $12/$15, www.visulite.com.