Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.: A local artist-led showcase at various Plaza Midwood locations throughout the weekend that focuses on expanding the reach of art and culture through visual and performing arts. There will be 30-36 shows throughout the weekend, art installations, street performances and music. Full schedule at boomcharlotte.org.
Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, S.C.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Learn what happens as Historic Brattonsville shears its flock of Gulf Coast sheep. Along with shearing demonstrations, they will highlight the many processes such as carding, spinning, dyeing and more to turn raw wool into finished garments. Admission $6 adults, $3 children 4-17, 3 and under free. chmuseums.org
Victorian Lawn Party
Reid House, 134 W. John St., Matthews
Saturday, noon - 4 p.m.: Visitors can tour the house, take a turn at a cake walk, play turn-of-the-century games, make circa-1015 crafts, view vintage cars, and “meet” Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Neely Reid, the event “hosts.” Free. Event is sponsored Matthews Heritage Museum, www.matthewsheritagemuseum.org.
Birds of Prey
McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road
Sunday, 3-4:15 p.m.: Intended for children 8 and older, they will discover what makes birds of prey (or raptors) such magnificent hunters. The program includes a 1-mile hike. Free. www.facebook.com/NatureCenters.
Noche de Bomba y Plena
Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St.
Sunday, 5-10 p.m.: Sponsored by the Puerto Rican Cultural Society, Yapre Dance Group and DJ Pete Gonzalez will perform. Puerto Rican food, desserts and souvenirs available. Tickets $25. www.prcsc.org