Music & Nightlife

Things to see and do –Your Aug. 30 rundown

Freedom Coming, Freedom For All

N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer

Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: In observance of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 1865 passage of the 13th Amendment, visitors can see an exhibit of informational panels outlining the struggle of enslaved people in North Carolina and the nation. Exhibit is in conjunction with the replica Lincoln Funeral Train and Leviathan locomotive tour stop. Tickets $14 children, $20 adults; Leviathan train rides $20 children, $25 adults. Tickets ordered at or 704-636-2889, Ext. 224.

Family Creative Bash

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Road

Sunday, 2-5 p.m.: Q4KIDZ, a free service that sends parents a daily creative question to stimulate interesting conversations and promote bonding, will help engage kids in activities at this event while connecting Charlotte parents who value creativity and imagination. Free event, but space is limited. RSVP at

Summer Recital Series

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 110 S. Main St., Mt. Holly

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Organists John Apple and Karen Jacob present a varied program on the pipe organ. Concert is free, but donations support the Stigall Scholarships, which provide organ lessons to qualified high school students.

The Monday Night All-Stars

Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave.

Monday, 10 p.m.: Every Monday, band members offer their take on cover songs. Tickets $5,

Free Museum Wednesday

Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.; Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road.

Wednesday, 5-9 p.m.: Enjoy free admission at both Mint Museum locations.