March 8, 2017

Smarty Scoop for Weekend Events: March 10-12

Discovery Place

Smarty Scoop is proudly sponsored by Discovery Place, Discovery Place KIDS – Huntersville and The Charlotte Nature Museum.


“DeWitched” is a story about the fairytale witches and their quest to retire from a life of evil scheming. But how? With help of a mischievous magic mirror, the gals concoct a plan to make it all happen! The original score is filled with jazz, pop, gospel and edgy tunes and Charlotte’s favorite actors will read and sing this musical comedy.

Sharon Presbyterian Church Chapel
5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
Performances will be at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, March 11th
This show is appropriate for all ages but would be enjoyed best by ages 12 and up.
Talk back session and written survey will follow. Feedback is encouraged!
Admission is FREE but donations are welcome.

Run Jen Run Race Festival 2017

RunJenRun 5K Race Festival
The 5th annual RunJenRun 5K is this Saturday in Symphony Park, SouthPark. All proceeds will benefit the GoJenGo Foundation, a community of caring people brought together for the common purpose of assisting people in their fight against breast cancer. Details here.

Hornets Family Night
The Spectrum
333 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
March 10, 7:00pm, All ages, $60
Summary: Hornets family night is back! Good things come in threes. Three tickets, three hot dogs and three sodas all for just $60.

Run Jen Run 5K and Festival
Symphony Park (beside the SouthPark Mall)
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
March 11, 8:00am, All ages, $10
Summary: The 5th annual RunJenRun 5k will take place at the beautiful Symphony Park in SouthPark. All proceeds will benefit the GoJenGo Foundation, a community of caring people brought together for the common purpose of assisting people in their fight against breast cancer.

Sleeping Beauty
Knight Theater
430 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
March 10-19, See website for schedule, All ages, $25 and up
Summary: The magic of SLEEPING BEAUTY makes for the perfect outing whether you’re taking in this timeless tale with friends, family or a date. We asked four of our favorite Charlotte food bloggers to give us their recommendations for making Sleeping Beauty a most enchanted Uptown outing.

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
March 10-12, See website for schedule, All ages, $24.50
Summary: Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world.

Super Saturday: Dakota and Friends
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
March 11, 1:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Join us for this Super-sized event with “Real” dinosaurs! Meet and interact with Dakota, pet a baby T-Rex, take a spin on a ride-on or see a Dinosaur egg hatch! Also, new this year “Reading, Writing and Roaring” where kids can read aloud to dinosaurs from books suggested by Spangler Staff.

Repticon Charlotte Reptile and Exotic Animal Show
Carbarrus Arena and Events Center
4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, NC 28025
March 11-12, See website for schedule, All ages, $5 and up

Bank of America’s Museums On Us Day
Various locations around Charlotte
The first Sunday and Saturday of every month, All ages, Free
Summary: Now in its 20th year, this distinctive program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders the opportunity to visit more than 150 of the most popular cultural institutions in the United States free of charge on the first full weekend of every month.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Event Calendar
19 Locations throughout the Greater Charlotte Area
Summary: Most people know their neighborhood “Y” because of its incredible sports, camps and fitness programs but the “Y” has so much more to offer. Spend some time (it will take a while) on the website and learn about all the opportunities the “Y” provides. I promise, you will be amazed.

Charlotte Hornets
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Checkers
Bojangles Coliseum
2700 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC

Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Plan your visit today. Click on the links below for detailed information on special events, featured exhibitions, featured shows and IMAX.

Featured Exhibitions: For information on all exhibitions click here.
Featured Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.

Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Explore the theme of I CAN at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville. The children’s museum features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offer the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play.

Theme Areas: For a complete description of all nine theme areas click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.

Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs. The Museum is easy to navigate with fun surprises around every corner. Kids can roam The Great Hall and visit Beginnings, an area filled with young animals and information on their lifecycles.

Featured Exhibitions: For complete details on exhibitions and exhibits click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete schedule of show times click here.

ImaginON: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 416-4630
See website for hours of operation
Summary: This collaborative effort between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a 102,000-square-foot facility recently ranked by as the No. 1 children’s library in the United States. ImaginOn features two state-of-the-art theaters, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library, a multimedia production studio, and interactive exhibit space.

Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 875-6521
Summary: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. As a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CRC relies on public financial support to fulfill our mission. Supporters can release a raptor, adopt a bird, make a charitable donation, purchase a membership or sponsor a capital improvement project. CRC’s environmental education programs reach approximately 40,000 students each year. Our Raptor Trail hosts more than 35,000 visitors a year. Visit our calendar page for event times or just come and enjoy our nicely maintained trails and see all the amazing birds of prey.

The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC (704) 866-6900
Summary: The natural wonders of North America and North Carolina coupled with the rich history of our region are all reflected in The Schiele’s exceptional exhibitions and diverse programming. Whether you’re indoors or out, with the kids or your colleagues, by bringing you a lot closer to nature, The Schiele will bring you a little closer to yourself.

Featured Exhibits: For a complete listing click here
Planetarium: For a complete schedule click here
Events Calendar: For all events click here

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