Happy Wednesday Smarties. I will apologize for the short list but I am selfishly of vacation and have spent some much needed time with my hubby and kiddos on the beach. That being said, out city never disappoints with some fantastic activities this weekend. Get out and Enjoy!
National Geographic Crittercam
Through September 16
What do wild animals do when humans aren’t around? Take a rare peek into the private lives of animals through Crittercams, imaging devices worn safely by wildlife. Designed to help researchers learn how animals live, eat and care for their young, these tools enable us to better understand how to protect the very animals that wear them. Take a wild ride as you experience the world from an entirely new perspective – dive deep with penguins, hunt with lions, lurk with crocodiles and much more.
Pinkalicious presented by Matthews Playhouse
Matthews Community Center
June 23, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. This musical is based on the popular children’s books by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. Cost is $5-$10.
FREE Introductory Ice Skating Lessons
Every Saturday in June
Extreme Ice Center
Every Saturday in June the Extreme Ice Center is offering free introductory ice skating lessons for kids age 4-10. Lessons are 20 minutes long on the XIC’s kid friendly Puddle Rink from 11:30-12:30. Participants can register by filling out the following form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iSK8XIC
From Pages To Screen
Morrison Regional Library
June 22, 2:00pm
We will show a special screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory based on the book Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Seeing a story brought to life will enhance children’s understanding of a familiar story. Popcorn will be served! Ages 5-11, Cost is free.
Learn & Grow Discovery Farm
June 22, 9:00am-1:00pm
Children will learn where their food comes from as they “work” the farm through 15 interactive learning stations. Through fun simulations, they’ll learn to “milk” a cow, “harvest” honey & produce, “gather eggs” from the coop, and feed the animals. Cost is $8, under 2 is free.
Matthew’s Summer Concert & Movie Series: Chairmen of the Board
June 23, 7:00pm
Come out to Stumptown Park every Saturday night for free concerts and movies in the park! Movies begin at 8:30 PM. This week we feature Chairmen of the Board. Vendors will be on site selling dinner food, treats, and drinks. No pets please.
Dinner and a Movie – We Bought a Zoo
Carolina Place Mall
June 23, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Carolina Place is going Hollywood this summer, as the mall launches “Dinner and a Movie” on Saturday evenings in June and July. The lineup of family-friendly box office hits will air each Saturday from June 2 to July 28 (excluding July 7). The events take place in the grass courtyard directly beside REI, near the parking lot for the food court entrance. All summer long, families can take a break from cooking on the weekends and enjoy special dining offers from 5 – 9 p.m. at participating mall restaurants. On-site service includes meals from Chick-fil-A, cookies and tea from McAlister’s Deli and free popcorn, while supplies last. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m., with Radio Disney on site for two special Disney movie nights. Other nights will feature a variety of performers such as magicians and clowns. Movie pre-shows begin about 20 minutes prior to dusk, with the movies starting at sunset. The outdoor setup will include surround sound and a 23-foot, inflatable movie screen – the same size as a theater screen. Families are encouraged to bring blankets to create a comfortable seating area.
Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops Concerts
Symphony Park at SouthPark
Summer Pops helps us kick off the season in Charlotte. Tickets are sold online and over the phone until 4 pm on Friday afternoons. Walk-up tickets go on sale on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm at three locations at the park . Gates will open at 5 pm; you cannot enter the park to reserve a spot until the gates open .
Prelude act begins at 7 pm; Charlotte Symphony begins at 8:15 pm . Food and beverage are permitted inside the park and for the comfort and safety of all guests, high-back/camping chairs, umbrellas, tents, pets, weapons and smoking are strictly prohibited inside the park. Cost is: Summer Pops Pass (Five Concerts) $35, Adults, $10 and Children under 18 are free.