National alternative band Thursday will give a rare free show Saturday, and eight-time X-Games gold medalist Bucky Lasek will perform competition tricks as they and other bands and professional skateboard, BMX and motocross athletes perform noon-7 p.m. outdoors at Concord Mills mall. It's a free stop on the Journeys Backyard Barbeque tour. A battle of local indie alt, emo and pop-punk bands will feature Carson, Good Day Reflection and The Decour. www.journeysbbq.com.
Today is Kids Day at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, as the Kannapolis Intimidators (Chicago White Sox) host the Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox) at 5:05 p.m. Fans can get autographs from Intimidators players before the game, and kids can run the bases after the game. They can also play in the Dave & Busters Ballpark Midway. 704-932-3267; www.IntimidatorsBaseball.com.
Huntersville Movies in the Park returns to North Mecklenburg Park May 20 with a free showing of "Megamind." The park opens at 6 p.m.; the movie will be shown at dusk. Free drinks, popcorn and icy pops provided. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy music, flying discs, football-throwing and Minute-to-Win-It competitions for prizes. Sponsored by Radiant Life Fellowship and the town. 704-464-2400; moviesintheparkhuntersville.com.
Boys and girls ages 9-14 can test their skills at the free Hershey Track and Field events 9 a.m. Saturday at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road. 704-892-6031, ext. 165; 704-766-2220; www.corneliuspr.org; www.huntersville.org.
Join the Davidson Lands Conservancy on a Bird Walk 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Fisher Farm Park. Registration: email@example.com.
Enjoy arts, entertainment and food at the free annual Race City Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on Main and Broad streets in downtown Mooresville.