Jody Mace: On the Cheap

Pop goes the warm weather: Get a free ice pop this weekend

The Veterans Day parade kicks off at 700 N. Tryon Street Saturday.
The Veterans Day parade kicks off at 700 N. Tryon Street Saturday.


Sat 11.7 1-5 p.m. King of Pops Patio, 521 E. 26th St.

King of Pops is marking the close of “Pop Season” with ... free pops. Attend POPapalooza and you can get two free pops. Additional pops are $2 each, which is a discount. Try the Chocolate Sea Salt. And the Banana Pudding. There will be live music by Sam Hearn and Taylor Winchester, and also games.


Sat 11.7 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St.

EpicFest is a literary festival for kids and teens and their families. Activities include Lego building, robotics, toddler learning stations, a coffee shop for teens, storytelling, family cooking, a family concert with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and more. The festival also boasts a full day of award-winning children’s and young adult authors giving talks and signing books.

Salute to Veterans Parade

Sat 11.7 11 a.m. Tryon Street.

Charlotte’s Veterans Day Parade will step off at 700 N. Tryon St. and proceed to 600 S. Tryon St. The parade will feature local middle and high school bands, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program units, active military units, antique cars, veteran organizations and more.

Providence Chamber Music Recital Series

Sun 11.8 7 p.m. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road.

Providence United Methodist Church has a long tradition of presenting top-notch chamber music to the community. This month’s installment of the free recital series spotlights the music of Johannes Brahms, including Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, op. 108 and String Quartet in A minor, op. 51, No. 2.

Film screening

Sun 11.8 3 p.m. Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road.

Learn about Charlotte’s connection to M.A.S.H. at a screening of “If They Could See Us Now: The Story of Charlotte’s 38th Evacuation Hospital.” Duke Mansion and Levine Museum of the New South continue the Explore History! series with a free screening of this documentary, which tells the story of how a visiting general and local physicians came up with the idea of a mobile hospital that could move close to the line of battle. This hospital, the 38th Evacuation Hospital, became the model for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital units during the Korean War. Reservations can be made on the website or by calling 704-714-4453.