Trust is easy when it's given to someone you love, but what happens when the other person is a stranger, racially or religiously? That's where the Friday Friends Festival comes in. This celebration is in honor of the nearly 500 people who decided bridge the gap between races, religions, and cultures. Join the Mecklenburg Ministries for this connection of neighbors and hopefully catch the buzz to be a part of this grand scheme to unite the Charlotte community. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. 7047-347-2404. www.fridayfriends.org.