Spring is in the air, and families can enjoy festivals, plays and the return of the Greenville Drive this weekend.

Friday Starry Nights in the planetarium at Roper Mountain Science Center will premiere two new shows April 13. “Perfect Little Planet” showtimes are 6 and 7:30 p.m. and is told through the eyes of a family from another solar system seeking the perfect vacation spot. “Exploding Universe” is at 8:45 p.m. Accompany a proton through space and time. Costs is $6 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 4-12 and free for RMSC members. For details, visit

“Dragons Love Tacos,” a South Carolina Children’s Theatre 2nd Stage performance, is at 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kroc Center. Adapted from the New York Times best seller, “Dragons Love Tacos” is a funny tale of new friends and the perfect snack. For ticket information, visit

Weecycled Wear Children’s Consignment Sale is 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at TD Convention Center. The annual sale features new and gently used children's and maternity clothing, toys, furniture and baby equipment. Admission is free. Visit

Catch a ballgame at Fluor Field when the Greenville Drive plays the Rome Braves each day this weekend. Friday marks the return of Hubbell Lighting’s Friday Night Fireworks after the 7:05 p.m. game. Sunday is Safe Kids Day at the Drive starting at 3:30 p.m., and families can win prizes and meet local firefighters, police officers, Swamp Rabbit hockey players and more. Tickets start at $7. Visit

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will once again be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at North Greenville University. Based on the broadway play, the musical will feature Disney’s familiar characters and songs. Admission is $5 for children and $12 for adults. For tickets, visit

“Prince Caspian” is performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Logos Theatre in Taylors. Call 864-268-9342 with promo code UP-3for2 to buy two tickets and get one free. Visit

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is presented by The Spartanburg Youth Theatre at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Friday and 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 each for adults, $10 for ages 18 and younger, with a 20 percent discount for groups of 10 or more. For tickets and details, visit

Party for the Planet is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Zoo. Celebrate Earth Day and learn how to make the planet a better place. Visit

Mauldin Garden Club will present its annual Spring in Bloom Festival and Bazaar 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The family friendly event features a variety of vendors, artisans, food and children’s activities. For more information, call 864-881-4426, or visit

The annual Burger Cook-Off by Cribbs Kitchen is 2-8 p.m. at the corner of W. Main and Daniel Morgan Ave., Spartanburg. Proceeds benefit Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas. Attendees can sample unique creations and enjoy live music, face painting and children’s activities. For details, visit

First Baptist Day School presents the Reggio Rodeo 4-7 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Greenville, located at 847 Cleveland St. The family event will include games, activities, rides, a petting zoo, trackless train, food trucks and more. The annual fundraiser benefits First Baptist Day School and is open to the community. For details, visit

ShalomFest'18, the region's traditional Jewish festival, is 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday rain or shine at Temple of Israel's campus in Greenville. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival features Jewish food, culture, history and fun. Lithuanian Holocaust survivor Zev Rogalin will share his story at noon, and U.S. Judge Richard Gergel, who presided over the Dylann Roof trial in Charleston, is presenting "From Francis Salvador to Max Heller: Jewish Public Service in South Carolina” at 1:30 p.m. The family friendly event is free to the community. For more information, visit

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