Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (also till 9 p.m. Friday and till 6 p.m. Sunday). The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. $10 at the door, kids 14 and younger free. www.southernspringhomeandgardenshow.com.
The sprawling exhibition and shopping extravaganza features 25 landscaped gardens, six designer rooms, three demonstration stages, and thousands of new ideas and new products to check out.
Metrolina Expo Marketplace
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday). Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. One $5 ticket is good for the entire run of the show. www.icashows.com.
The gigantic spread will feature everything from shabby chic to valuable antiques, from unique gift items to vintage pieces. On Saturday, there will be a phonograph show and sale in conjunction with the Marketplace.
‘How We Got On’
8 p.m. (also Friday and various times through March 17). CAST, 2424 N. Davidson St. $18-$28. www.nccast.com.
Three Midwesterners, two guys and a girl, forge a cultural identity in the late ’80s through parking-lot poetry and boombox beats.