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E=MC Squared Jam

Sat., July 30, 1-6 p.m.

For folks who’ve been anxiously awaiting this year’s Breakin’ Convention, here’s something to tide you over until those shenanigans. This is a b-boy/b-girl jam that’s set to go down in the heart of Spirit Square. Drop a move or stand back and be an envious spectator. DJ Justin Aswell spins during the youth and adult competitions and there’s also a Charlotte versus Fayetteville city battle. $5 to enter; $8 to battle

Spirit Square (map)
345 N College St

Harry Potter Release Party

Sat., July 30, 2 p.m.-12 a.m.

The Muggles that make up the 2nd & Charles staff are getting crafty. In honor of the July 31 release of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’re throwing a midnight release party. There will be a costume contest, trivia and Xbox quidditch tournament, in addition to activities like wand making. Forget Pokemon and opt to search for horcruxes lurking in the store, instead. Free

2nd & Charles (map)
5331 South Blvd.
South End
phone 704-523-2217

International Champions Cup

Sat., July 30, 5 p.m.

Charlotte’s been hosting some bigger international club soccer names in recent years, and that trend continues this Saturday when Bank of America Stadium plays host to Inter Milan vs. FC Bayern Munich. Despite both teams being without some key players for this international friendly, there promises to be a great atmosphere and plenty of high-level soccer — sorry, futbol. $34-$200

Bank of America Stadium (map)
800 S. Mint St.

The Underground Grand Opening

Sat., July 30, 8 p.m.

With the demise of Tremont Music Hall and the Chop Shop, Charlotte’s music scene could use some new life. Well, here it is — there’s a new venue in town, opening in the former Bootlegger’s location at the AvidExchange Music Factory. The Underground, owned by Live Nation, will have a 750-person capacity. The first concert is locals only with Fifty Watt Freight Train, Something Clever and The Reason You Stayed. $10

The Underground (map)
820 Hamilton St.

NC Polynesian Festival

July 30-31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

It’s time to break out the hulas for this luau that celebrates the South Pacific islands. In addition to traditional Polynesian food and vendors selling goods in an open air market setting, there’s so much entertainment. You can expect fire/knife spinning, live music from reggae bands, hula fitness demos, and a special appearance from Tongan professional wrestlers Lei’D Tapa and Sione Havea Vailahi, aka The Barbarian. Free

Two to Watch

Through Sept. 10

This exhibit presents two local artists that you should be watching. The first is Nicholas Napolentano, a hyperrealist figurative with a message. The flyer features two semi-nude women in bed in a fetal-like position. The second artist is Matthew Steele, who creates wooden sculptures that resemble complex manmade infrastructures. Reception on July 15, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free admission

Jerald Melberg Gallery (map)
625 S. Sharon Amity Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-365-3000
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