Music & Nightlife

Your weekend sampler of Charlotte events

AfriCobra Spirit Sister Nelson Stevens
AfriCobra Spirit Sister Nelson Stevens Gantt Center

Art as Activism Exhibition Opening

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, 551 S. Tryon St.

Saturday, 11 a.m.Join AfriCobra artists Kevin Cole, Moyo Okediji and Nelson Stevens and Intergalactic Soul artists Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry for the community opening of three exhibitions: AfriCobra: An Aesthetic Reflection, Charlotte Collects Elizabeth Catlett: A Centennial Celebration, and Intergalactic Soul. The opening ceremony also will include gallery talks and activities at the Gantt Center

Red Clay Ciderworks Grand Opening

Red Clay Ciderworks, 245 Clanton Road

Saturday, 1:30 - 10 p.m. The grand opening of Charlotte’s first cidery will feature giveaways, live music, shuffleboard/curling, cornhole and several food trucks parked outside. Drink tickets $5, admission free.

Sweet Corn Roast

Matthews Farmers’ Market, North Trade Street, Matthews

Saturday, 9 a.m. Get two ears of roasted corn with butter for $2. Chef Joe Bonaparte of the Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach will be running the grill.

Charlotte Storytellers StorySlam

FROCK Shop, 901 Central

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.The second StorySlam entitled, “Home,” will allow you to listen to tales of mishaps, triumphs and tribulations. BREWPUBLIK will supply beer, but BYOP (Bring Your Own Pillow).

Deniro Farrar

Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St.

Sunday, 6 p.m.Dante Qushawan Farrar, aka Deniro Farrar, is a born-and-raised Charlotte rapper who debuted in 2011 with “Destiny Altered.” His latest is “Cliff of Death II.” Tickets $15-20/$40-$50 VIP.