Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen moved from New Orleans to North Carolina after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home. The blues singer is known for her Billie Holiday and Etta James-inspired vocals, as well as the bright blue hair she wears on stage. Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and adults.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main St., Lincolnton
Treat the family after a day of shopping by shopping by NorthCross Shopping Center’s screening of the PG film “The LEGO Movie.” The plaza, which is anchored by Kohl’s, Target, Marshalls and HomeGoods, will show the film at the fountain. Bring a blanket and lawn chair.
Where: 9751 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville
May 31-June 1
Travel back in time to 1864 and experience the Civil War re-enactment in the trenches. Visitors can see ongoing demonstrations throughout the weekend, walk through soldier camps, visit the historic home and participate in a Saturday tea. Admission costs $8. Ages 5 and younger get in free.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31 or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1
Where: 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville
Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312, Ext. 301
Concerts on the Green
The Charlotte trio Gal Friday Band has shared the stage with some of country music’s biggest stars, but you can watch them locally at the next Concerts on the Green concert series performance. It’s the first of several summer festival performances, for the group, including Taste of Charlotte on June 6, Harrisburg July 4th Celebration on July 3 and Mooresville’s Music on Main concert series Aug. 1.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Village Green at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road in Davidson
Stand-up comedian Ricky Reyes is said to have the ability to make the audience forget they are in a comedy club. So don’t be surprised if the person next to you loses control. Tickets cost $10.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius
Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782
Mingling on the Green
Birkdale Village kicks off its Mingling on the Green Concert Series with a performance by Silver Train. The series continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September!
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville
Reunion Weekend 2014
Davidson College alumni return home June 5-8 for Reunion Weekend. Alumni pick up registration materials from the Welcome Center on June 5, before embarking on a weekend of receptions, class gatherings, and reconnecting with classrooms, athletics and campus life.
When: 4-8 p.m.
Where: Nancy O. Blackwell Alumni House, 420 N. Main St., Davidson
Music on Main
The Blue Dogs perform the next installment of the Town of Mooresville’s Music on Main concert series. The Blue Dogs, based in Charleston, S.C., have been rocking Americana music for more than 25 years. The group tours throughout the Southeast and has released multiple albums.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Mooresville Town Hall lawn, 413 N. Main St., Mooresville
May 30 & 31
An ensemble workshop with Davidson Community Players presents “The Three Musketeers” by Ken Ludwig in a free community shows for the entire family. Donations will be taken at the door to support future youth programming.
When: 7 p.m. May 30; 1 and 4 p.m. May 31
Where: Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson
Details: www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or 704 892-7953
Children learn about the force of air with hands-on science activities. Admission costs $8.
When: 10:45 a.m.
Where: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville
Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300
Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville
Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000