Cool stuff to do in Charlotte this weekend


‘Jurassic World’

Sat-Sun New in theaters.

First movie: Mankind revives dinosaurs, tries to build theme park around them, dinos eat people. Second movie: Mankind tries to build another theme park around dinosaurs, dinos eat people. Third movie: Dinos eat people. Fourth movie (this one): Mankind succeeds at building theme park around dinosaurs, dinos succeed at continuing to eat people. Despite its lack of originality, though, this is the best “Jurassic Park” since the 1993 original.


Brew Stash Bash

Sat 10 a.m.-close. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. $5 per car to park, $5 for beer sampling cards. www.usnwc.org.

The fourth annual event brings together several of my favorite pastimes: eating (there’s a $15 buffet-style breakfast at 10 a.m.); running (the Brew Dash 6K Trail Race is at 11:30 a.m. and costs $42-$47); free live music (beginning at 1 p.m. and capping with an 8 p.m. concert by Tab Benoit); and beer (local, regional and national craft breweries will be pushing samples from 1-6 p.m.).


Lana Del Rey

Sat 7:30 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $29-$79.50. www.livenation.com.

I was eager to finally check out this polarizing singer-songwriter live, given the fact that she is still trying to live down those awkward “Saturday Night Live” performances from 2012. And here she is at a 20,000-seat venue! Alas, the tour closed the concert to media, perhaps because Del Rey can’t stand being criticized. So if you go, please tell us how it is.


‘Orange Is the New Black’

Sat-Sun New on Netflix.

This is day-old news to fans, but just in case: Netflix posted 14 new episodes for subscribers at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Yes, the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary are back for Season 3, and by this point, our guess is a few of you 1) pulled a Ferris Bueller Friday and 2) already are ready for Season 4.


‘Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals’

Sun 11 p.m. on Comedy Central.

The comic who has roasted everyone from Pamela Anderson and William Shatner to James Franco and Justin Bieber turns his attention to prisoners at Brazos County Jail in Texas. Because prisoners love mom jokes. Ross actually is performing at Charlotte’s Amos’ Southend on Wednesday night, so somehow he survived that experience.