They may be the few and the proud, but expect to see plenty of U.S. Marines in town for Marine Week Charlotte. There are nearly 50 public events/activities to participate in through Sunday.

The Marine Air Ground Task Force Show and the parade will likely be the biggest draws, but make sure to check out the mural unveiling ceremony at the Charlotte Art League on Saturday. The mural features Charlotte native Howard Perry, the first black Marine recruit.

Have a great weekend!

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Weekend Happenings

We’ve got a full page of things to keep you entertained Friday though Sunday. Visit our special Weekend Events Page for the full listing.

This week’s Editor Picks:

  • Revealed: Where Art Meets Activism – Exhibition Preview Party (Fri.) — The Gantt Center’s new “Welcome to Brookhill” exhibition is getting some buzz. Be among the first to check it out over live music, conversation and cocktails.
  • The Lion King (Fri. – Sun) — This weekend is your last opportunity to check out the live-action version of the Disney classic.
  • JCSU vs. Benedict College (Sat.) — JCSU had a tough time in the football season opener, but they hope to have a better showing for their first home game of the season.
  • Savor 7th (Sat.) — Sample great food and beverages while enjoying live entertainment for a good cause.
  • Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas Cowboys (Sun.) — The Panthers face off against “America’s Team” for the season opener.

If you’re hosting an event, be sure to submit it. It could end up as an Editor’s Pick.