Your704 Weekender: Here’s what’s happening in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Spring is the season to get outside and have some fun, and you don’t have to look far to find something cool to do in Charlotte this weekend.

Please use the links provided to confirm hours and to check for last-minute updates before you go.

Cruise on a coaster, grab a turkey leg, check out the petting zoo and enjoy live performances at the Charlotte Fair. The fair will be open outside of Charlotte Motor Speedway from Friday through April 2.

Broadway fans can see Elle Woods tackle stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in “Legally Blonde – The Musical,” which is playing at Ovens Auditorium through Sunday.

The Be Kind, Rewind weekly movie series continues at Camp North End. On Friday, “The Best Man” will be shown.

See unique vendors and sideshow entertainment, and meet local, national and international tattoo artists at the 2nd annual Charlotte Tattoo Arts Festival happening at The Park Expo & Conference Center through Sunday.

Shop for treasures at the Vintage Market at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center through Sunday.

Sip on local brews and shop from local vendors at the Maker’s Market Spring Kick-Off at Crafty Beer Guys on Saturday.

Cheer on the home team when Charlotte FC takes on the New York Red Bulls at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday.

Bring your appetite to the Vegan Chili Cook-Off at NoDa Brewing Company’s North End tap room on Saturday. The fundraiser will benefit Changing Hearts Farm Sanctuary.

On Saturday, see local art and listen to live music at Gaston MAX (Multicultural Arts Xperience) at Rotary Pavilion or the Harrisburg Art Walk at Harris Depot Park.

Sip your way through the garden during Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Wine Walk on Saturday.

The Harvey B. Gantt Center is celebrating the opening of its new digital arts studio and innovation lab on Saturday with free admission.

Get ready to laugh out loud when The Chuckleheads perform their comedy improv musical variety extravaganza at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille on Saturday.

Get some exercise while supporting a good cause at Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center’s 4th annual Communication Counts 5K race and kids dash at McAlpine Creek Park on Saturday. The event raises funds that provide access to speech-language and hearing services in the Charlotte community.

Travel back in time and see open hearth cooking and blacksmith demonstrations at the Chronicles of Adam program at Historic Rosedale on Saturday.

Grab your cowbell and cheer on the Charlotte Checkers when they take on the Providence Bruins at Bojangles Coliseum on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, pet owners can bring their dogs and fans can skate on the ice after the game.

Grab a bite from a food truck and listen to live music at the Mint Museum Randolph’s monthly Party in the Park on Sunday. Admission to the museum is free too.

The Spectrum Center will be buzzing when the Charlotte Hornets take on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

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