Solar Eclipse Party

When: Mon., Aug. 21, 12-4 p.m. 2017

The stars will come out, birds will stop singing and temperatures will drop. Solar eclipses have freaked out and fascinated humans and other animals for centuries. An ancient Chinese account described the event as the sun being eaten. Charlotte’s eclipse won’t be total, but at 98 percent it will be darned close. Of all the area viewing parties, Camp North End is the only one on top of a former Ford Model-T factory.

Price: Free.