Lunch Hour Jazz
Jazz Pavilion at the Levine Center for the Arts, 130 N. Tryon St.
Monday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: A week of free lunchtime jazz concerts kicks off with Big Octave. No ticket or reservation required, concerts continue through Friday. www.blumenthalarts.org
American Authors LIVE
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Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Brooklyn’s American Authors sings “Best Day of My Life” and is composed of Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass) and Matt Sanchez (drums). Tickets $20, www.visulite.com.
Taste of the Mint
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.: An evening of art and culinary delights includes small plates at two Charlotte restaurants, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth, and Mimosa Grill. Cost $37.50 Mint members, $50 nonmembers. www.mintmuseum.org
Distinguished Guest Lecture: Eames Demetrios
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St.
Thursday, 7-9 p.m.: Demetrios is known in the design world for his work as director of the Eames Office, and is also an accomplished artist, writer and filmmaker. Tickets $8 museum members, $10 nonmembers; call 704-353-9200.
Stonecrest Summer Concert Series
Stonecrest Shopping Center, Piper Glen Estates, 7900 Rea Road
Friday, 7-10 p.m.: Brubakers Band performs at this free weekly concert series. More information at shopstonecrest.com/events.