Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pool party, an Italian festival and baseball today

Get cultured, get educated and get your eat on at today's events. Let's get this party started. See you in the street...

Black History - Take in a little history at the Negro League Tribute Day at the Charlotte Knights game. There will be a Negro League display and former players Eddie "G.G." Burton of Charlotte, Luther "Luke" Atkinson, James "B.D." Bland, Bill Cathcart, and Carl "Satch" Forney will sign autographs.  The Knights take on Syracuse Chiefs. 1 p.m., BB&T Stadium, 324 S. Mint St.

Don't Forget

Post Racial? - Not! Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Then and Now Community Day features films, performances, activities, exhibits and more. Along with learning about the Civil Rights Movement in Charlotte, participants will also explore today’s activism. This is the last two weeks of the two-year series. 12 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th St. Free.

Pool Party! - Break out the  bikinis and trunks at Splash Charlotte. Music spun by "The Mash Out King" DJ Skillz. #SplashCLT. 4 p.m. Fairfield Inn & Suites 201 S McDowell St. Uptown CLT Poolside. $10 and up.

Italian Festival - Two chefs will be flown in from Lake Como, Italy, and demonstrating the primo and secondo dishes of the day at Festa Italiana. More than 10 regional chefs of Italian cuisine will serve Italian appetizers. Enjoy the Festa’s three-foot seafood and vegetables risottos. 1 p.m. Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue. $25, $75.