Friday events in the Charlotte area


‘Dinosaurs in Motion’

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $15, $12 for kids and seniors (includes museum admission). www.discoveryplace.org.

This is the final day for the exhibit, which features interactive, recycled-metal dinosaur sculptures with exposed mechanics inspired by actual fossils. Guests can touch and move each dinosaur while exploring kinetics, biomechanics and robotics.


The Jazz Room

6 and 8:15 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $12 advance, $15 door. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The popular tribute series moves to Fridays in 2015, this time with bassist Shannon Hoover playing the music of Paul Chambers.


Charlotte Checkers

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

The team faces off against the Toronto Marlies on “Share the Warmth Night,” when the first 2,000 fans get a Checkers winter hat. Family packs are available for $60, and include four tickets, $20 in Hardee’s gift cards and four hats.