South End Gallery Crawl
Friday, 6-9 p.m.: The galleries of South End stay open late on the first Friday of each month. A self-guided tour can traverse 1.4 miles through participating locations. For a sample schedule, see historicsouthend.com/april-gallery-crawl-a-self-guided-tour.
Whitewater Film Series: ‘The Search for Freedom’
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U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: The first of a new spring film series that shows outdoor adventure films at sunset on the River Jam Stage, where concerts are held. Films are free, $5 per car for parking. usnwc.org/relax/whitewater-film-series
Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration
The Batte Center, Wingate University, 403 N. Camden Road, Wingate
Friday, 8 p.m.: Celebrate the golden age of Broadway with Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, author of “The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family.” The evening will include behind-the-scenes stories of the legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein, woven in with their most memorable songs. Cost $25 adults, $15 students, battecenter.org.
Charlotte Roller Girls All-Stars vs. DC Rollergirls All-Stars
Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr.
Saturday, 5 p.m.: Catch Charlotte’s roller derby in action. Tickets $11.13 adults, $6.49 children 6-12, charlotterollergirls.com/tickets.
Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Sunday, 3 p.m.: The 13-year-old pop rapper began his career at age 7, and quickly became an Internet superstar with more than 2.5 billion video views and 15 million followers on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, combined. Tickets $25-$85, www.blumenthalarts.org.