Heartbreak and Hope: Family Discovered through Image & Poetry
Myers Park Library, 1361 Queens Road
Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Dannye Romine Powell, book review editor of The Observer, will read from her collection of poems, “Nobody Calls Me Darling Anymore.” Photographer/cover artist Dawn Surratt of Henderson will display some of her photographic creations, as well.
The Rabbit Hole, 1801 Commonwealth Ave.
Tuesday, 9 p.m.: Sing your heart out with a full, live band behind you. Four Star Daydream has a song list of about 215 songs. More information at www.facebook.com/mikeandamyb.
Strike Out Cancer
Piedmont Social House, 2135 Ayrsley Town Blvd.
Thursday, 6 p.m.: Raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Charlotte with this night of bowling. Admission $30, includes shoe rental, food and drink. More information at https://strikeoutcancer.splashthat.com.
Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St.
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Baran Dance presents (a)muse, a series of dances created in honor of some iconic creative artists. Tickets $20, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Queen’s Cup Steeplechase
6103 Waxhaw Highway, Mineral Springs
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Join thousands who come to see thoroughbreds compete, or just socialize while tailgating. Tickets $55 and up. www.queenscup.org