Your guide to Friday’s entertainment in Charlotte


Carowinds’ Opening Weekend

10 a.m.-10 p.m. (also Saturday-Sunday). Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. $29.99 and up. www.carowinds.com.

New for 2016: Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 3Z Arena, an “intra-active” 3D attraction. Also: Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle will stop by during the park’s Easter Eggstravaganza.


Aries Spears

7:30 and 9:45 p.m. (also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $25-$30. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

The stand-up comedian is a veteran of MADtv, Comedy Central, Def Comedy Jam and specials on HBO and Showtime.

Visual Art

‘New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason’

11 a.m.-6 p.m. (also Saturday). Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $12; $9 for students and seniors; $6 for ages 5-17. www.mintmuseum.org.

Final weekend for the exhibition of work by the Southern painter, a major catalyst for the art scene in Charlotte during the 1930s when the Mint Museum was founded in 1936.