Science on the Rocks: Fire and Ice
Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.
Friday, 5-9 p.m.: Turn up the heat on uptown’s nightlife with: a fiery science demonstration, tastings of liquid nitrogen ice cream, “Drop it Like it’s Hot” dance challenge, spicy foods challenge, dating game and more. Admission $8/$10, www.discoveryplace.org.
Trashy: A Story Slam
Atherton Mill and Market, 2104 South Blvd.
Friday, 7-9:30 p.m.: Join Charlotte Storytellers + The Crock to try your hand at live storytelling. This month’s Slam theme is “Trashy” – whether it’s tales of being it, eating it, feeling like or talking it. Admission $5. www.facebook.com/groups/charlottestorytellers
Big Head Todd and The Monsters with Mike Doughty
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: The rock band has been together since 1984 with hits like “Bittersweet.” Tickets $27.50
Book Signing with Sadie Robertson
Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Dr.
Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.: Meet the young star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” as Robertson signs copies of her book, “Live Original.” For more information, call 704-401-3256 or email LibraryEvents@bgea.org.
Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville
Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m.: Visiting the nature preserve in winter can be chilly, so join around the campfire with hot cocoa, marshmallows for roasting, and games to play while you warm up.