Science on the Rocks: Final Frontier
Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.
Friday, 5-9 p.m.: Join for an adults-only experience that includes a virtual reality space voyage with Oculus Rift, a chance to blast off with compressed air rockets, exploring the night sky inside the Starlab inflatable planetarium, astronaut ice cream and more. Admission $8 in advance, $10 at the door. www.discoveryplace.org
The Midnight Run
Myers Park Methodist Church parking lot, corner of Providence and Queens roads
Friday, 11:45 p.m.: This is the 10th and final edition of The Midnight Run, which includes continuous loops of the 2.9-mile Booty Loop until 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Event is free with no registrations required, but donations for Camp LUCK will be accepted. Stay for one lap or the duration. http://on.fb.me/1LsxrGD
Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: An evening of contemporary ballet by choreographer Maria Caruso, created for and performed by the dancers from Northwest School of the Arts, Winthrop University. Tickets $18-$35, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Naturalist Egg Hunt
Wing Haven Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Saturday 10 a.m. – noon: Children ages 10 and under will make binoculars to help them spot treasures during a naturalist egg hunt, create seasonal crafts to take home and have an opportunity to learn about backyard birds. Space limited, register in advance. Cost $12 per member family, $15 per non-member family. www.winghavengardens.com
Spring Beak Party
Birdsong Brewing, 1016 N. Davidson St.
Sunday, noon – 8 p.m.: The fifth annual celebration of the release of Birdsong’s spring seasonal, Up On The Sun Saison. Live music and food trucks will be on hand. www.facebook.com/birdsongbrewing