Jody Mace: On the Cheap

Add a touch of Latin America to your life this weekend

Dance

Conexiones: Exchanges Across Cultures

Sun 2:30 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St. bit.ly/conexionesclt.

This free summer program explores culture through food, music, art and dance. Sunday’s event celebrates Latin America with a band and dance instructors. Come ready to move! Registration online. All guests can tour the museum for free. If you park at Seventh Street Station, bring your ticket for validation and parking will be free, too.

Storytelling

Story Slam

Sat 7:30 p.m. Frock Shop, 901 Central Ave. bit.ly/cltstorytellers.

Charlotte Storytellers present their second Story Slam, playing on the theme of “Home.” Before the stories, there will be “boozy storytelling games,” where you can win prizes. This is an event for adults. Bring your own pillow. And although it’s free, donations benefit Arts Empowerment Project.

Community

#OnTheHook

Fri 6 p.m. Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. charlottecultureguide.com.

This series of free events is intended to bring the community together in remembrance of the nine victims of the Charleston shootings, with a call to action for justice and equality. Performing: On Q Productions, One Voice Chorus, The Possibility Project – Charlotte, A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas and XOXO.

Music

Country Blues Workshop

Sat 3 p.m. Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road. 704-416-3000 cmlibrary.org.

Teens and adults can learn about blues music from the 1920s and 1930s and enjoy a special performance by Sidewalk Bob, a member of the Charlotte Blues Society. Call to register or register on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library website.

Tea

Free Tea Day at McAlister’s Deli

Thur All McAlister’s Deli locations. mcalistersdeli.com.

Just stop by any McAlister’s and ask for the freebie. You don’t have to purchase anything. Sweet or unsweet, your choice. For a list of locations, visit McAlister’s website.

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Jody Mace runs CharlotteontheCheap.com and is a member of the Charlotte News Alliance, a network of hyperlocal websites.

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