The Great Cookie Crumble
Sat 8.22 11:30 a.m. 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. Seventh St. 7thstreetpublicmarket.com.
Customers are invited to taste and judge at this popular event featuring local restaurants and bakers. Awards will be given for People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice. A panel of cookie experts will also judge in categories such as texture, appearance, dunkability and taste.
Freedom Summer Series
Sat 8.22 6-9 p.m. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd. bit.ly/freedomjazz.
The final installment of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s summer jazz series will feature saxophonist Jackiem Joyner and guitarist David P. Stevens. Bring a lawn chair. Concessions will be sold. No tents, oversized umbrellas or outside alcohol.
Dilworth Jubilee in the Park
Sat 8.22 3-9 p.m. Latta Park, 601 E. Park Ave. bit.ly/dilworthjubilee.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets to this free event. Kids’ activities from 3 to 5 p.m. will be led by Little Dreamer Productions (Frisbee contests, hula hoops, limbo, Simon Says). The fire department will visit 4-5 p.m. The Tosco Music Party will feature bands 5-9 p.m. Food, craft beer will be for sale.
Sat 8.22 Noon-5 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. discoveryplace.org.
Meet at Windows on Tryon to create your own Diddley Bow. This one-string guitar is an American original that was used in the roots music behind much of today’s popular music. Rusty Gilreath from Guitar Center, along with Discovery Place’s resident maker, will lead the workshop. No museum admission required.
Fundamentals of Hip Hop
Sat 8.22 1 p.m. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. blumenthalarts.org.
Learn about the four components of hip-hop – breaking, MCing, graffiti and DJing – at this free program presented by Cosmic Union and The Black Jedi chapters of Universal Zulu Nation, and Blumenthal Performing Arts. After an information session, there will be hands-on breakout sessions for each element, followed by a dance cypher.
Organ Summer Recital Series
Sun 8.23 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. charlotteago.org.
The Charlotte chapter of American Guild of Organists is presenting a series of free concerts this summer at area churches. Donations will support the Stigall Scholarships, which provide organ lessons to qualified high school students. This week’s performance features the Renaissance Singers, a Charlotte group that performs classical choral music from all genres and time periods.