Charlotte Symphony: Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.: Angelo Xiang Yu performs on violin as the symphony tackles Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and Vaugh Williams’ Symphony No. 2, “A London Symphony.” Tickets $25.50 - $89.50, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend: Grand Tasting Tent
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.
Friday, 2-4 p.m.: The tent sessions (another is Saturday, 1-3 p.m.) are formatted as walk-about tastings, and will feature wineries, local craft breweries, chefs and demonstrations. Tickets $107.25 regular admission, $80.44 under 35 years old. Full weekend schedule at www.charlottewineandfood.org/events.
Whitewater Film Series: ‘Telluride Mountainfilm’
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Friday, 8:08 p.m.: This week’s free movie at sunset is ‘Mountainride on Tour,’ a compilation of inspirational and educational shorts from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. www.usnwc.org
Bark in the Park
Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Enjoy a full day of events at this festival for dogs and the people they own. Live performances, food, product vendors, contests and more. Full schedule at http://bit.ly/1rBZRFo.
Sensory Awareness Hike
Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville
Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon: Hiking in nature is a full sensory experience. Find out what happens when we pay special attention to what the world has to offer all five of our senses. For ages 12 and older; free.