Saturday events in the Charlotte area


World Oceans Day

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $15; $12 for kids and seniors. 704-372-6261.

Chat with experts from Polar Bears International and the North Carolina Fossil Club about polar bears and other ocean animals; explore the different skull types of marine mammals with naturalist Christopher Baldwin; and stop by the “Explore More Life” lab for an up-close encounter with marine animals.


‘The Best Offer’

7:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. $5-10. www.charlottefilmsociety.org.

Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech”) stars in this 2013 Hitchcockian thriller-romance, set in the international art world and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (“Cinema Paradiso”). Post-film discussion led by former Observer art critic Richard Maschal.


‘Charlotte Squawks X’

8 p.m. (also performances June 11-29). Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $19.50-$39.50. 704-372-1000.

The annual satiric review will take on subjects local and national in “Ten Carolina Commandments.”


Foxy Shazam

8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$18. www.amossouthend.com.

This Cincinnati rock band is an energetic, show-stopping act that consists of six outrageous personalities – including over-the-top singer Eric Sean Nally.