Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation with larger-than-life bug models that guide you through hands-on activities and challenges. Explore four immersive chambers throughout the exhibition and get up close and personal with four insects and their amazing adaptations.
Grab your smartest friends and get in on this weekly trivia night complete with $1 off all draughts. Prizes include a $50 gift card and bragging rights for 1st place, a $25 gift card for 2nd place and a $10 gift card for third place.
Urban Bush Women’s uniquely bold and boundary-pushing storytelling weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Hair & Other Stories is crafted from personal narratives gathered in kitchens, living rooms, and from social media and will leave you wondrously and often humorously disquieted regarding the nature of our current society.
Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College / $12-$22 / 8 p.m.
This year’s theme is Mardis Gras so find your best mask and beads for a party complete with a Cajun-inspired dinner from ROOTS, live music from The Mike Strauss Band, a complimentary first beer, one raffle ticket for your chance to win one of the many fantastic door prizes and access to the silent auction with tons of items up for bid. Proceeds will go to benefit the Gordon Street Alleyway Renovation project and The Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association general fund that powers neighborhood activities, schools, charities and events.
Resident Culture Brewing Company / $30-$35 / 5-10 p.m.
Craft beer and culture collide at Free Range Brewing when the Winthrop Percussion Collective bang it out at the next Small Batch Concert presented by WDAV. Ticket includes a special release beer and custom pint glass. Arrive early to shop for used LP’s ($1).
Make a personalized docking station or desk organizer during this adults-only DIY workshop. Personalize your creation using woodshop tools, including paint, stain, band saws, wood burning instruments, the Carvey milling machine and Cameo vinyl cutter. Space is limited to 20 participants and registration includes popcorn, one beer/wine ticket and free parking in the Discovery Place Science Parking Deck.
Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan promises high-flying adventure, extravagant sets and costumes and marvelous dance for an experience you’ll never, never forget.
Head to the dance floor for a dance party unlike any other with Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians. The night will be infused with unique themes that celebrate multiple cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, and the visual and performing arts. Take advantage of free dance lessons with Oneaka Dance Company and Rumbao Dance Company plus complimentary snacks, party favors and a cash bar.
improve it! LLC is bringing their talents from Chicago to Charlotte for a public workshop aimed at professionals who are ready to explore the power of improv in the workplace. This energetic and unique workshop will highlight the impact that improvisational techniques can have on your communication skills, and overall professional presence. Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the workshop beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Join Hop Culture Magazine for an afternoon of basketball and beer with unlimited pours from some of the country’s best breweries, as well as screenings of March Madness games, and merch and glassware from designer Sam Taylor. Feel free to come supporting their favorite college basketball team.
Resident Culture Brewing Company / $20-$85 / 12-4 p.m.
The annual SEED20 program by Social Venture Partners identifies, highlights and connects the community to the region’s most innovative ideas for tackling pressing social challenges. This culminating event is more than a competition, it is a chance to network and support social entrepreneurs. Ten finalists will give fast-paced 3-minute pitches of their ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience. Ticket includes admission, drinks, dinner and mingling before and after.
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts / $65-$85 / 5:30 p.m.
Explore the world of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter, a determined explorer, who will lead you from the Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar – and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. Before his presentation at McGlohon Theater, start your safari adventure at Discovery Place Science, where it’s all about cats both big and small.
Experience Highland Dancing and music, a giant Kid’s Zone, Scottish merchants, traditional foods, historic reenactments, NC beer and wine, whiskey tastings, kilted running events, axe throwing and so much more.
Spread a blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening outside with family and friends for a free community picnic that celebrates local food and the importance of conservation complete with local beer and wine, live music and family-friendly activities. Bring your own food or purchase a picnic basket curated by local restaurants with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail.
Mint Museum Randolph / Free admission / 6-8:30 p.m.
Science is shaken, not stirred, every third Friday of the month at Science on the Rocks. Each month features themed activities and a chance for adults age 21+ to explore the Museum after-hours. Science on the Rocks transforms each floor of the Museum with crazy activities, costume contests, bars and great tunes.
Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. / $10 in advance | $12 at the door | add IMAX for $5 / 5-9 p.m.
Expect 20+ classic arcade games, speciality game themed cocktails, old and new pinball machines, craft beers and a whole section for people to relax on couches and play classic console games. For all of you that are kids at heart, this place is for you.