Pints for Paws
NoDa Brewing North End, 2921 N. Tryon St.
Thursday, 6-8 p.m.: The “yappy hour” is a fundraiser and adoption event that includes food trucks, vendors, beer and prizes. More information at www.facebook.com/SpayNeuterCharlotte/events.
NC Science Festival: Engineering and Maker Faire
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Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary, 61 Spring St., Concord
Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.: This is an opportunity for students to show off their genius side as classes present their Genius Hour projects and Maker Space creations. All participants also will have an opportunity to engage in science activities all over the school. Free. www.ncsciencefestival.org
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: Limited seats available for this musical that runs through Sunday and tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Tickets $35-$155, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Charlotte Hounds Zero K
American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Dr.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m.: No running is involved in this Zero K event that is actually a tailgate to raise money for the Isabella Santos foundation. Zero K T-shirt, two drink coupons, live music and a ticket to the Charlotte Hounds vs. Boston Cannons game included in ticket. Cost $30, $15 for Hounds season ticket holders. More information at http://bit.ly/1U6EkPZ.
Young Veterinarian’s Day
Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville
Saturday, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.: Spend the day exploring the science career with behind-the-scene tours of the Raptor Hospital, owl pellet dissections, biofacts tables and raptor medicine activities. Free with Raptor Center admission; adults $10, children $6, children 4 and under free. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org