Saturday events in the Charlotte area


Alonzo Bodden

7 and 9:30 p.m. (also 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday). The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $15-$18. 980-321-4702.

Since winning NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2004, the Queens-born funnyman has appeared in movies like “Scary Movie 4” and as a recurring character on the Showtime TV series “Californication.”


Charlotte Checkers

7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $22.87-$123.40. www.gocheckers.com.

For its first home game of 2015 (against the Texas Stars), the team hosts Star Wars Night. Kids and kids at heart are encouraged to dress up as a character from the movies and/or get photos taken with favorite “Star Wars” characters.

Kids’ Stuff

‘Scrambled Eggs Super!’

10:30 a.m.-noon. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $12 for one adult and one child, $5 for each additional participant. 704-372-6261, ext. 300 for tickets.

During this workshop for families with children in grades pre-K to second, participants will read the Dr. Seuss tale and then explore the science of cooking, with a hands-on treat that children and parents can make together.


Civil War Winter Quarters

10 a.m.-4 p.m. (also 1-4 p.m. Sunday). Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road. $8; $7 for seniors and students, 5 and younger free). www.lattaplantation.org.

Learn how Union and Confederate soldiers lived while in the battlefield during the winter months and see demonstrations including encampment, cooking, and drilling as you tour the 215-year-old Latta home.