Science on the Rocks: Geek Out, Freak Out
Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.
Friday, 5-9 p.m.: Embrace your inner nerd by celebrating comics, robotics, virtual reality and more during an adults-only night. Wear your cape or Spandex supersuit because there will be prizes for best superhero costume. Last chance to see the Body Worlds exhibit during Science on the Rocks. Admission $8/$10, www.discoveryplace.org.
Whitewater Film Series: ‘Kissing the Rock’
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Friday, 7:57 p.m.: The weekly film series continues with this outdoor adventure film shown at sunset on the River Jam Stage. Free to watch, but parking is $5 per car. www.usnwc.org
The Jazz Room at the Symphony
Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: A high-energy concert features works from composers like Gershwin and Ellington. In collaboration with the Jazz Arts Initiative. The party continues with live jazz and signature cocktails in the speakeasy lounge following the concert. Tickets $29, includes drink ticket; www.blumenthalarts.org.
Magic Kite Fly-in
First Ward Park, East 8th and Brevard streets
Saturday, noon: A celebration of the strength of families and of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s production of “The Magic Kite,” which runs from April 22 to May 1. Kites and art supplies provided. www.facebook.com/CTCharlotte
South End Bazaar
C3 Lab, 2525 Distribution St.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Local artists and artisans showcase their hand-crafted products, and original artwork by local artists will be on sale. Local brews, tasty treats and other food options will be on hand. www.c3-lab.com