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Day of the Dead Festival of Souls

Sun Noon-4 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St. museumofthenewsouth.org.

Experience a traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration – a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. Enjoy activities, altars, food, story-telling and more. Admission to the celebration and museum are free. Park in Seventh Street Station and bring your parking ticket to the museum for validation.

Chili

NoDa’s Annual Chili Cook-off

Sun 2-5 p.m. Dolce Vita Wine Bar, 3205 N. Davidson St. dolcevitawines.com.

This is an all-free event: It’s free to taste and free to enter. If you’d like to compete, bring a crockpot full of chili and condiments. The top three finishers will win prizes. All entries must be present by 3 p.m.

Brews

Sycamore Brewing Grand Opening

Sat 2-9 p.m. Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St. sycamorebrew.com.

Enjoy a day of live music, food and, of course, beer. Bands include Time Sawyer, Little District, Of Good Nature and Dust & Ashes. Food trucks include Yummi Banh Mi, Papa Libretto’s Street Pizza and Hot Box Next Level Street Food. No admission charge, but bring money for food and beer.

Music

Fresh Ink Music Series

Sat 7:30 p.m. UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St. arts.uncc.edu/events/fresh-ink-new-music-series.

This free music series presented by UNCC College of Arts + Architecture focuses on the music of living composers who draw from contemporary ideas and an eclectic sound world. This concert features the trio ASS3MBLY, which is led by percussionist Scott Christian and includes Anne Waltner on piano and Lindsey Goodman on flute.

Music

Arts at the Abbey: Music for Two at the Organ

Mon 8 p.m. Belmont Abbey Basilica, Belmont Abbey College, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont. belmontabbeycollege.edu.

This program will feature works written for two. Organists are John Apple from Mount Holly’s Good Shepherd Lutheran and Karen Hite Jacob from Belmont Abbey. Composers featured will be Schubert and Lachner, who both composed works for two performers at the organ in 1828.

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