N.C. MUSEUM OF ART–World-renowned African musician Salif Keita has long been in the business of making magical, soulful Afro-pop with an infectious world beat. Acclaimed by critics and fans alike as the “golden-voice of Africa,” Keita got his start in the late ’60s with the influential Rail Band of Bamako before moving on to a solo career of his own. Here he joins with Senegal-born vocalist and band leader Youssou N’Dour to bring the Triangle a taste of the beats and rhythms of the African continent. A free screening of the documentary Festival in the Desert will be shown before the concert. Tickets range from $7.50 to $20 with film at 6 p.m. and music at 8 p.m. –Kathy Justice



BARNES & NOBLE–Stir up some big love in the kitchen with Julie A. Monroe as she discusses and demonstrates a few choice recipes from her cookbook Tiny Treats: Fun Foods to Make and Eat. The cookbook features loads of easy, accessible recipes to aid kids in the creation of miniature pies, cakes, cookies and other traditional pastry favorites. The reading’s free and starts at 7 p.m. Bring $10 if you want to grab a copy of the book and continue the bakefest at home. –Kathy Justice