The Charlotte Sting takes on the Washington Mystics and superstar Chamique Holdsclaw tonight at the Coliseum at 7pm. Tickets are $8-50, available by calling 877-WNBA-TIX.
CPCC Summer Theatre's second production, Jekyll and Hyde, opens tonight at Pease Auditorium. The story is an evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. The show runs at 8pm tonight through Saturday and June 26-29, at 7pm on June 25, and at 2:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 704-330-6534.
Tonight is the second anniversary of the monthly Word & Poetry Festival, WordPhoria held at the Visulite Theatre. Catch "spoken word" energy from the streets by wordsmiths, authors, coffee shop poets, storytellers, theater performers, and internationally published poets. Doors open at 7pm, guests must be 18 years of age or older. Cover is $5. For more information, call
704-566-6566 or visit online at www.wordphoria.com.
Always. . .Patsy Cline continues at Theatre Charlotte tonight. The newly formed theatrical and entertainment company, The Producers' Group, brings this premiere production to town. It will run through July 28. Showtimes are Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets are $22 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday shows and $25 for Friday and Saturday shows. For more information, call 704-334-9128 or visit online at www.alwayspatsycline.net.
The Farm Theatre presents a world premiere, conceived and directed by Richard Newman. A Dream will run June 19-22 at 7:30pm at NoDa at 28th, located on the corner of N. Davidson and 28th Streets. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. For more information visit online at www.thefarmtheatre.com.
The glorious Tony Bennett will perform with the Charlotte Symphony Pops tonight at 8pm at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets range from $35-$85. For more information, call 704-972-2000 or visit online at www.charlottesymphony.org.
The Charlotte Knights take on the Durham Bulls today and tomorrow at 7:15pm at Knights Castle. Tickets are $6-9, available by calling 704-36-HOMER.
Chickspeare, Charlotte's only all-female Shakespeare company, will present Twelfth Night (or What You Will) tonight through Sunday and June 28-29 at 8pm in the Off-Tryon Theatre Company. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 704-334-3740 or visit online at www.chickspeare.org.
The Center City After Five event at the Wachovia Atrium (downtown) is featuring Mo Money as its band tonight (the event begins at, logically, 5pm). Beer, food, and all that good stuff will be available.
The Sound of Music, the Rodgers & Hammerstein hit musical about children, nuns, Nazis and the musical scale, is the first summer season show by the Davidson Community Players. The show continues its run in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College at 8pm Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 704-894-2135.
The Third Annual Dixie's Tavern Oysterfest begins today at 5pm in the Dixie's Tavern Parking Lot, featuring Cowboy Mouth, the Rory Lewis Band, and the Scott Jeffries Band. The event is open to those 21 years of age and up. For more information on tickets, call 1-800-594-TIXX, or shop online at www.fullhouseconcerts.com.
The Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops Series continues with Symphonic Cinema II featuring works by Strauss, Offenbach, John Williams, Liszt, Rota, Shifrin, Ponchielli and Jarre. Performances are tonight at 8:15 in Legion Park, Cornelius, and tomorrow beginning with a prelude at 7pm, in Symphony Park at SouthPark. For more information, call 704-972-2000 or visit online at www.charlottesymphony.org.
The ElderArt Gallery will host the first Historic SouthEnd District's Sidewalk Art Show and Sale today from 10am until 2pm. Some 20 artists will be on hand for the event. Proceeds will go to help support NEViNSinc, a non-profit organization that provides job training and placement services for adults with physical and mental disabilities. For more information, call 704-370-6337.
The Charlotte Sting take on the Miami Sol tonight at 6pm at the Coliseum. Tickets are $8-50, available by calling 877-WNBA-TIX.
The Summer Heat Film Series starts up today at The Charlotte Museum of History. Today's film, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will be shown at 2pm. No reservations are necessary. Admission is $3 and includes a drink and popcorn. For more information, call 704-568-1774 or visit online at www.charlottemuseum.org.
Boyband lovers and young girls, rejoice. Made-for-TV pop stars O-Town will appear at Paramount's Carowinds today at 7pm, along with special guest Rich Cronin from the band(?) LFO. Tickets for the group that grew up in front of America on TV's Making The Band begin at $34.99, which includes park admission. For more information, call 1-800-888-4FUN.
The band Incubus, producers of one of the best populist hard rock albums of the last year, Morning View, plays Cricket Arena tonight at 7pm. They'll appear along with special guests Phantom Planet, a group featuring Jason Schwartzman of Slackers and Rushmore fame. Tickets are $25 for the general admission show, available by calling 704-522-6500.
The Lowe's Motor Speedway Summer Shootout Series continues today at 7:30pm tonight. Featured are Legends cars, Thunder Roadster and Bandolero racing, and a NASCAR Celebrity Grudge Match. Tonight's action also features what's billed as the World's Second Lawnmower Destruction Derby. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. For more information, call 1-800-455-FANS.
The Charlotte Knights take on the Buffalo Bisons today through Saturday at 7:15pm at Knights Castle. Tickets are $6-9, available by calling 704-36-HOMER.
The Western Film Society will present its 25th Annual Western Film Fair today through Sunday at the University Hilton Hotel. Featured are movie and TV stars, autograph and photo sessions, four viewing rooms screening films, a memorabilia room and sale, interviews, a star appreciation banquet, and more. Admission and times may be found at www.fortunecity.com/marina/coconut/2020/id18_m.htm, or by calling 704-547-7444. *