Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys performs as part of the River Jam concert series. Byrd, a seventh-generation North Carolinian, has been touring and performing folk music full-time since 2000. His song “Cackalack” claimed the top spot on the Roots Music Reports folk radio chart in 2011. He’s since recorded the album “The Barn Birds.”
When: 7-10 p.m.
Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte
Bella Love presents its 2nd Friday Art Crawl, featuring live artist performances, food trucks and craft beer. The group announced plans to expand its monthly crawl to include more entertainment, children’s activities and special performances. The event, typically held at 5 p.m., was moved to 6 p.m. to prevent art patrons from getting stuck in rush hour traffic.
When: 6-10 p.m.
Where: Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius
Movies in the Park
Kristen Bell, Idna Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad lend their voices to this PG-rated Disney film about a group that endures snowy conditions to confront the girl who trapped their kingdom in perpetual winter. The screening is part of the 2014 Moves in the Park Series.
When: 8:45 p.m.
Where: Village Park, 700 W. C. St., Kannapolis
Mingling on the Green
Those familiar with live music in Lake Norman should know Leslie and Friends. The Charlotte resident performs pop, rock, R&B and other genres on most nights of the month. She performs most often at Micky & Mooch in Huntersville. Leslie & Friends performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville
Cold Blooded Encounters
Davidson Public Library hosts a live animal nature program, dubbed Cold Blooded Encounters, suitable for the entire family. Register in advance.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: 119 S. Main St., Davidson
Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000
Union Street Live
The Fantastic Shakers have been performing party music for 35-plus years. They regularly tour the Carolinas. Watch them perform a beach/variety concert as part of the Concord Downtown Development Corporation’s Union Street Live series.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Historic Courthouse Lawn, 65 Union St. S., Concord
Davidson Community Players presents the Charlotte regional premiere of Paul Slade Smith’s “Unnecessary Farce.” An embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant in a cheap motel room, while two bumbling undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape in the next room. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room. Tickets cost $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12 for students.
When: 8 p.m. July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, as well as 2 p.m. June 20 and 27
Where: Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius
Details: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7953
Art exhibit opening
Adam McGalliard explores the relationship between internal and external human experiences in his latest exhibit, “Introjection.” Projected layers add depth to seemingly traditional portraits and force the viewer to question the meanings. “Introjection” will be on exhibit through Aug. 15.
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-896-8823
The Cornelius Public Library screens the PG film “Dolphin Tale,” which focuses on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. The film stars Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson and Morgan Freeman.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius
Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800
Davidson Community Players seeks energetic and imaginative youth, ages 12-18, for the Connie Company’s annual Shakespeare Unplugged Workshop Production. Auditions will consist of theater exercises and cold readings from the script. A monologue is encouraged. Plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session. Bring a recent picture and list of theater experience.
The workshop kicks off 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4-8 with daily work sessions. The cast will work three days a week, beginning Aug. 11, in preparation for five performances of “Twelfth Night” in late September.
When: 10 a.m.-noon July 12 and 5-7 p.m. July 19
Where: Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson
Details: Katie Mullis, KatieW@davidsoncommunityplayers.org