Happy Wednesday Smarties! Hope everyone is surviving Spring Break or enjoying less traffic around town! Head to Discovery Place this weekend for Sid the Science Kid as The Movie arrives. The Auto Fair is at Charlotte Motor Speedway or you could go the sports route by taking in a Checkers game or supporting the Charlotte Roller Girls. Get out and enjoy.
Celebrate Science with Sid the Science Kid
April 6, 10:00am-6:00pm
Be among the first to see Sid the Science Kid’s first feature-length movie. Sid the Science Kid: The Movie comes to Discovery Place for one day only as part of the N.C. Science Festival. The day will include multiple screenings of Sid the Science Kid: The Movie and giveaways.
From The Jim Henson Company, Sid the Science Kid: The Movie is a fast-paced, science-filled adventure featuring the voice of special guest Christopher Lloyd. Sid and his friend win a contest that allows them to embark on an adventure in The Super Ultimate Science Museum before the grand opening. They encounter the eccentric Dr. Bonabodon (Lloyd) and his robot tour guides of the future, one of which goes haywire, creating problems for Sid’s crew! And, be on the lookout for a T-Rex…
Showtimes for Sid the Science Kid: The Movie on April 6 will be:
Admission to Sid the Science Kid: The Movie is free with Museum admission. The film will be shown in Discovery 3D Theatre. The movie will not be in 3D.
First Friday Spring Arts Market
Atherton Mill and Market
April 5, 4:00pm-8:00p
Spring is here, and we’re feeling creative! Join us for the Spring First Friday Arts Market at the Atherton Market. With a variety of local artists, some of our regular vendors, food from the Roots.Good.Food truck, and music by local musician and artist Sy Arden, the evening promises to be fun for all!
Food Lion Auto Fair
Charlotte Motor Speedway
The world’s largest automotive extravaganza returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway April 4-7. The Food Lion AutoFair brings together thousands of automobiles, collector car auctions, 10,000 vendor spaces, a massive manufacturer midway and a kids’ play zone. There is something for every member of the family to enjoy.
What’s Up in Space? Up Late for State-wide Star Party!
McDowell Nature Preserve
April 5, 8:00pm
Every month the night sky offers something new – come find out what’s up in space. The educational program will meet monthly, at sunset, in the Nature Center with a “virtual sky” regardless of weather. If skies are clear we’ll head outside after dark to use McDowell’s 8-inch telescope to observe the moon, planets, and beyond. Registration required.
Charlotte Checkers vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Time Warner Cable Arena
April 6-7, Fri., 7:30p; Sat., 3:00pm
Support the Checkers as they take on the Admirals.
Charlotte Roller Girls Bedazzlers vs. Five 40 Roller Girls
Grady Cole Center
April 6, 6:00pm-9:00pm
The Charlotte Roller Girls All Stars had a nail biting win against Cape Fear in front of a sold-out crowd on 3/23. Now come watch the CLTRG Bedazzlers as they take on the Five 40 Roller Girls in their first game of the season. Doors at the Grady Cole Center open at 5:30 p.m. Stadium seating and a few seats off the track for adults who want to be extra close. Standing room only when sold-out. Flat track roller derby is an all-female, hard-hitting, full contact sport. Fun for the whole family!
Scales and Slime
Reedy Creek Nature Center
April 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm
What do snakes and turtles have in common? How can snakes move around without any feet? Can touching a toad really give you warts? Come get up close and personal with the nature center animals and find out! For all ages. Cost is free. Must call 704-432-6460 to register.
Jet’s Pizza FREE Slice Day
April 6, 10:00am-3:00pm
Jet’s Pizza will give away FREE slices of its signature deep dish square pizza (one per person) on Sat., April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NEW Charlotte Pineville store at 8700 Pineville Matthews Road (offer valid at this location only.) The first 50 customers will also receive a FREE and fashionable Jet’s Pizza t-shirt!
McDowell Treehouse Theatre
McDowell Nature Preserve
April 6, 12:30pm
Join us on the 1st Saturday of the month for a puppet show about nature and the environment.