Cool stuff to do in Charlotte this weekend

Frankie Beverly will perform with Maze on Saturday.
Frankie Beverly will perform with Maze on Saturday. INVISION/AP

Visual Art

‘The Art Books of Henri Matisse’

Sat/Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday). Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. $8 (discounts for seniors, students, educators and kids). 704-353-9200.

Those cellphone photos of clouds your friends put garish filters on, then post to Instagram? Not art. These 80 framed original illustrations done by one of the most amazing French painters of all time? Definitely art. This exhibit just opened Friday, so you can still be among the first to get a peek.



Sat 10 p.m. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. $35.50-$125. get.crowntickets.com.

Whether or not your favorite CIAA team has won or lost (or whether you even had a dog in the fight), fans of classic R&B and funktastic soul have something to celebrate: a post-tournament concert by the Frankie Beverly-led band famous for old-school tracks like “Feel That You’re Feelin’.”


Repticon Charlotte

Sat/Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Cabarrus Arena, 4551 Old Airport Road, Concord. $10; $5 for ages 5-12; 4 and younger, free. $5 per vehicle parking. www.repticon.com.

There are three types of people in the world: people who don’t like snakes, people who don’t mind snakes, and people who like snakes so much they’ll go to an event that celebrates the ssssssslithering reptiles (and lizards, and geckos, and chameleons).


‘Maya the Bee Movie’

Sun 3 p.m. Studio Movie Grill Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St. $3. www.studiomoviegrill.com.

The animated film, which features the voices of Coco Jack Gillies and Kodi Smit-McPhee, is about a young bee who won’t follow rules but saves the hive’s royal jelly. No relation to the Jerry Seinfeld movie from a few years back... wait, EIGHT years back? Good grief, time flies.

New on DVD/Blu-ray

‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Whiplash’

The Academy Awards were on last Sunday, and if you were paying attention, you may have noticed that these two titles both won trophies. “Big Hero 6” is a family movie about an odd relationship; “Whiplash” is also about an odd relationship, but is not a family movie.