Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward
Noon-4 p.m. (also Sunday). Uptown Charlotte. $20 (good for both days). www.fofw.org.
This walkable, self-guided tour includes admission to a variety of stunning private gardens and docent-led tours of Fourth Ward Park. Also enjoy free beer, food, craft cocktail and champagne tastings, complimentary appetizers at participating uptown restaurants, specials and tastings at 7th Street Public Market, and free B-Cycle and horse-drawn carriage rides. Proceeds benefit Historic Fourth Ward, RAIN and AIDS Walk Charlotte.
WIN TICKETS: Enter a drawing for a pair – plus a “Chef’s Tasting” dinner for two at 3 Trade Food & Wine – at www.charlotteobserver.com/contests. Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday.
3-7 p.m. On the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road. $55 ($40 for Young Affiliates of the Mint members). www.derbydayscharlotte.com.
Admission to the 24th annual event includes food and beverages (including mint juleps), live entertainment, lawn games, a silent auction, and a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Proceeds will benefit Project FundaMINTal.
International Collectible and Antique Show
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday). Metrolina Expo Marketplace, 7100 Statesville Road. $5 (good for all three days). www.icashow.com.
Browse home decor, antique furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys and games, silver, pottery, china, repurposed items, outdoor décor and more.
‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return’
The 3-D animated musical (based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum) features the voices of Lea Michele as Dorothy, Dan Aykroyd as the Scarecrow, Jim Belushi as the Lion, and Kelsey Grammer as the Tin Man.
WIN TICKETS: “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” (rated PG) opens May 9, but an advance screening of the film is set for 11 a.m. Saturday in south Charlotte. To enter to win a family four-pack of passes via random drawing, email CLT@charlotteobserver.com with “Legends of Oz” in the subject line and your name, age and city of residence in the body of the email. Deadline is 3 p.m. Friday.
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