Latin Music Concert Series: Brazil!
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.: An evening of Brazilian rhythms from classical to bossa nova, capoeira and zamba. Includes Brazilian band and dancers. Admission $20, $15 Mint members. www.mintmusem.org
Bulldog Beer and Wine Southend, 1434 Winnifred St.
Thursday, 6-10 p.m.: The monthly social and networking meetup includes free beers to the first 150. More information at http://bit.ly/1rzt2ZJ.
Mayor’s Ride: Bike to Breakfast
Dowd YMCA, 400 E. Morehead St.
Friday, 7:45 a.m.: Ride and mingle with city elected officials in the kickoff of BIKE! Charlotte, in a short ride that ends at Government Center plaza (600 E. 4th St.). Free breakfast provided by Charlotte Center City Partners, coffee and juice provided by Charlotte B-cycle. More information at biketowork.racesonline.com.
EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.
Saturday, 3 p.m.: The EpiCentre and Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina are celebrating Cinco de Mayo a bit early with Chihuahua races in the courtyard. Free to register or watch. Proceeds from drink specials benefit Humane Society of Charlotte. More information at charlotte.vidacantina.com.
International Sandwich Festival
Aldersgate Front Lawn, 3800 Shamrock Dr.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: This first festival will be a multicultural celebration featuring food, drink, music and more to highlight one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Charlotte. Free to attend, cost for food. More information at www.facebook.com/ISFCLT.