Entertainment

Fun in Charlotte: CIAA women’s final, Musical Petting Zoo, Oscar shorts!

Matthew Needham stars as a man with a crippling speech impediment in "Stutterer." Oscar-nominated shortsTheatre Charlotte, 501 Queens RoadSaturday, 7:30 p.m.: This year’s five Academy Award nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film will be shown. Also Sunday at 2 p.m. with Best Nominated Short films screened. Admission $10, www.charlottefilmsociety.org.
Matthew Needham stars as a man with a crippling speech impediment in "Stutterer." Oscar-nominated shortsTheatre Charlotte, 501 Queens RoadSaturday, 7:30 p.m.: This year’s five Academy Award nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film will be shown. Also Sunday at 2 p.m. with Best Nominated Short films screened. Admission $10, www.charlottefilmsociety.org. Courtey of “Stutterer”

CIAA Tournament

Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.

Saturday, women’s finals 4 p.m.; men’s finals 7 p.m.: See the conclusion of the annual tournament with both the women’s and men’s championship game. Tickets $10-$60, www.ticketmaster.com.

Musical Petting Zoo

ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St.

Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Explore rhythm and rhymes and make your own music at the Musical Petting Zoo, presented by Symphony Guild of Charlotte. www.cmlibrary.org

Oscar-nominated shorts

Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: This year’s five Academy Award nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film will be shown. Also Sunday at 2 p.m. with Best Nominated Short films screened. Admission $10, www.charlottefilmsociety.org.

Funny on the Fly

The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Roughly a dozen area comedians are given a handful of topics and just 30 minutes to prepare a stand-up routine related to those topics. A “line judge” awards points to the comics based on audience response. Tickets $15, www.cltcomedyzone.com.

Living History Weekend

Fort Dobbs, 438 Ft. Dobbs Road, Statesville

Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: To mark the 256th anniversary of the attack on Fort Dobbs during the French and Indian War (1754-1763), re-enactors will offer ongoing interpretation of 18th century camp life. Donation of $2 suggested; www.fortdobbs.org/events.

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