Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.
Saturday, noon-5 p.m.: The afternoon of family entertainment includes food, magicians, face painting, balloon artists, and live music featuring jazz artists Paul Taylor and Jeff Lorber Fusion. More information at RomareBeardenPark.CharMeck.org
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
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Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, 5440 Carnegie Blvd.
Saturday, 2-6 p.m.: This festival includes beer sipping, bourbon tasting, music listening and barbeque eating. Admission buys you a sampling glass to enjoy all-you-care-to-taste of beer and bourbon. Tickets $45, available onsite only. More information at www.beerandbourbon.com/north-carolina/show-info.
Free Comic Book Day
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, 1957 E. 7th St.
Saturday, 1-5 p.m.: Celebrate the “holiday” by getting autographs from 10 scheduled comic book creators. List of creators scheduled to appear on www.facebook.com/heroesonline.
‘Heathers: The Musical’
Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St.
Sunday, 7 p.m.: Queen City Theatre Company performs the musical based on the 1989 film in which an outcast girl and her mysterious boyfriend decide to do away with snobs and bullies at a high school. Tickets $29-$31, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Body Worlds & the Cycle of Life
Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.
Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.: The final weekend to explore more than 100 houman Plastinates that capture the body at every stage of the human life cycle. Tickets $24; $22 seniors, military and students; $20 ages 2-13. www.discoveryplace.org