Food Truck Friday South End
Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St.
Friday, 5 p.m.: The first week of the scaled-down Food Truck Friday in its new location at Sycamore Brewing. About four food trucks expected. www.ftf-southend.com
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Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Mark Diamond has revived his choreography for Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale about a sea creature who loves a human. This time, Charlotte Ballet has new sets and costumes. Tickets $25-$105, www.charlotteballet.org.
Charlotte Folk Society: Joe Craven
Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Craven can play anything with a string attached – violin, mandolin, tin can, tenor guitar/banjo, balalaika and more. He’ll perform at the free gathering, which includes refreshments, a song circle and a jam session following the event. www.folksociety.org
Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets
Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.
Saturday, 7 p.m.: The Hornets are in the midst of a seven-game homestand, trying to make a push for playoff position against Dwight Howard and the Rockets. Tickets $33 and up, www.ticketmaster.com.
Spring Slavic Festival Maslenitsa
International House, 322 Hawthorne Ln.
Saturday, 2-6 p.m.: Maslenitsa is an ancient Slavic folk holiday, known as the one of the most delightful and fun traditions celebrating the end of winter. Experience Russian bliny (crepes), music, dancing and laughter at this festival. Admission $5, tickets at hwww.brownpapertickets.com/event/586023.