Free museum admission for kids
Through April 12 Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. bechtler.org.
Kids in grades K-12 get into the Bechtler for free through Sunday, April 12. They also get 10 percent off at the museum store. Accompanying adults get a $2 discount on admission. (Museum is closed Tuesdays.) On exhibit now: “The Art Books of Henri Matisse,” a collection of illustrations with text by the French modernist.
‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai’
Sat 2 p.m. Main Library, 301 N. Tryon St. cmlibrary.org.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library has been showing films from 1984, and this next one in the series is a wacky, surreal science fiction film starring Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum and John Lithgow. It will also be shown at Beatties Ford Library at 2 p.m. April 11, South County Regional Library at 2 p.m. April 18 and at Independence Regional Library at 2 p.m. April 25.
Fri 5-9 p.m. Downtown Salisbury. downtownsalisburync.com.
Downtown merchants will dress in historical costumes, historical characters working with the Rowan Museum will stroll throughout downtown. and there will be demos of calligraphy, hoop rolling and weaving on a loom. The public is encouraged to wear costumes as well. Wacky Doo the Clown will make balloon animals, two magicians will perform, there will be a petting zoo, free trolley rides and live music.
Catawba Valley Decorative Arts Survey
Tue 11 a.m. Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 W. Sugar Creek Road. meckdec.org.
The Catawba Valley Decorative Arts Survey is a project, started in the 1990s, to document the furniture, textiles, books, papers, paintings, artwork, needlework, silver, pewter, tin, iron, glass and ceramics made or used in the area from 1750 through 1850. At this free program, Mecklenburg Historical Association docents Linda Dalton and Jane Estep will share slides of some of their best finds.
Music Box Lunch Series
Tue, Fri Noon. Romare Bearden Park, 300 Church St. charmeck.org.
On Tuesday, the twice-weekly lunchtime music series begins for the season at Romare Bearden Park. Every Tuesday and Friday through October, musicians will perform in a relaxed setting. This Tuesday Pete Lents will perform, and on April 10, Brad Bailey will perform.