Food Truck and Music in the Garden
Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
Friday, 6 - 9 p.m.: Enjoy music by Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Soul, sample from the Mayobird food truck, and celebrate the end of summer. Tickets $8, $10 for nonmembers, www.winghavengardens.com.
August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean
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Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: In the first of 10 in August Wilson’s Cycle Plays, Wilson tells the story of Citizen Barlow, who finds himself in a state of spiritual turmoil and hoping Aunt Ester can ease his pain. Tickets $15-$20, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville
Friday, 6-9 p.m.: Field games, marshmallows, songs and stories around the campfire. Bring your own chairs and blankets. No registration required.
Yiasou Greek Festival 5K
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Blvd.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.: Touting itself as the “flattest 5K,” every participant receives two free tickets to the Yiasou Greek Festival Sept. 3-6. Registration $35, runforyourlife.com/greekfestival5K.
Corkbuzz, 4905 Ashley Park Lane
Saturday, noon – 1:30 p.m.: Learn about the major wine regions of France, from Alsace to Languedoc-Rousillon and everything in between. Cost $55 per person, reservations required: 704-625-1328.