Black Violinists – Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev” Marcus blend classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass as the duo Black Violin. The duo and band put on a live show that has been featured at SXSW and Bonnaroo. 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, Spirit Square, 345 North College St. $20.
Small Balls – Whether you are a ping-pong master or a rookie, you will be welcome in the Doubles Ping Pong Tourney. The event has competitive and recreational divisions. Entry fee includes giveaways, apps and three-game minimum per team. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Slate Billiards, 200 E Bland St. $5.
Party For Cause – Hear from cancer survivors, volunteers, caregivers, and others about the importance of Relay For Life. Relay, which benefits the American Cancer Society, celebrates 30 years. 6-9 p.m. Bubble, 210 E. Trade St. $5 suggested donation.
House Music Vocalist – Julie McKnight’s ex-husband is famous, but McKnight made a name in house music. The international recording artist makes a guest appearance at this edition of Release! Classic and Soulful House. The show features DJ DHP, DJ Kneeka, DJ Mr. Harlan. 7 p.m. Petra’s Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $5, $10.
From Helen – Soup on Sunday benefits the 15th for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., CPCC Culinary Arts Center, 425 N. Kings Drive. Includes soups from area restaurants, such as 300 East and Global. $40 includes handmade potter bowl, food and beverages. Read Helen Schwab’s blog for more details.
CD Release – National Recording Artist saxophonist Eric Darius is showcasing his new work at a CD release party. Two shows. 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sydney’s Martini and Wine Bar, 401 N. Tryon St. Parking tip: Validated for TransAmerica Parking Deck.