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Green River Revival In honor of St. Patrick's day the whitewater river will turn shamrock green. Additional festivities will include live music from the Mike Strauss band, a one-mile walk/jog and a powerball race on the green whitewater. For more information, visit http://usnwc.org/2011/02/green-river-revival-march-12/. Sat., March 12, 11 a.m. US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. www.usnwc.org.

Harlem Globetrotters Featuring athletes and entertainers. For more information, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com. March 25, 7 p.m.; March 26, 1 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. www.timewarnercablearena.com.

Heroes: An American Celebration Carolina Voices' Charlotte Civic Orchestra and Myers Park Baptist Church Choir present a patriotic salute to the armed forces and the freedoms of American life. Sat., May 28, 7:30 p.m. Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte. 704-334-7232.

Joyce Tenneson: The Intimate Portrait Author/photographer Joyce Tenneson will speak about her her latest book, Joyce Tenneson: A Life in Photography. Held in Storrs Hall 110. Fri., April 1, 7 p.m. Free. UNC-Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-8622. home.uncc.edu/.

Kings Drive Art Walk The festival will feature fine arts by local emerging artists for sale in numerous mediums, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, pottery, metal, stone, wood and glass and more. April 16; April 17. Free. Sugar Creek Greenway, along Kings Drive near the Metropolitan in Midtown, Charlotte.

March Slalom Race To register for the canoe/kayaking event, call 704-391-3900, ext. 192. March 19, 10 a.m.; March 20, 10 a.m. US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. www.usnwc.org.

Meet the Brewmaster Four Craggie beer styles on tap (antebellum ale, toubab brewe, dubbelicious and burning barrel). Wed., March 16, 6-10 p.m. Lil Robert's Place Concord, 25 Union St., South, Concord. 704-795-2337. www.lilrobertsplace.com.

MET Live: Pisces at 6 Featuring drink specials ($3 Bud Lights, $5 martini special, $6 wine special), a $5 bar bites menu and a DJ at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. Thu., March 10, 6-10 p.m. Free admission. 1100 Metropolitan Ave., Charlotte.

Middle East Festival Festival celebrated Middle Eastern culture with displays, music, dancing, food and more. For more information, visit www.middleeastcouncilnc.org. Sun., April 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2200.

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Saturday night shootout for bragging rights and a $1 million paycheck awarded to the winner. Sat., May 21. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

NC Breweries Tap Takeover Two Craggie beer styles on tap. Sun., March 13, 4-9 p.m. Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza, 225 E. 6th St., Charlotte. 704-347-2749. www.brixxpizza.com.

NC Breweries Tap Takeover One Craggie beer style on tap. Wed., March 16, 7-10 p.m. Common Market South End, 1515 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.

NC Education Lottery 200 and NASCAR All-Star Qualifying NASCAR Camping World Trucks compete in a bumper-to-tailgate tussle. There will also be qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race. Fri., May 20. $20 and up. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

NHRA 4-Wide Nationals "Top Fuel," "Funny Car" and "Pro Stock" classes compete in this accelerating event. April 14; April 15; April 16; April 17. zMax Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Orchid Spectacular The exhibit continues with educational classes, workshops and a dazzling display dedicated to orchids and tropical plants. March 3-14. $12 for adults; $11 for seniors; $6 for children 4-12 years old; Free for members. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Passport For Fashion Fashion show hosted by Charlotte Seen. The designer showcase includes an assembly by Charlotte designers Luis Machicao, Beth Pilger and more. The event aims to help raise funds and awareness about saving the environment. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit A Child's Place. For more information, visit www.passportforfashion.com. Sat., April 16, 6:30 p.m. $20-$25. Reelworks, 817 Hamliton St., Charlotte. 704-375-4321.

The Poetry of Shel Silverstein with Allan Wolf A live performance of Shel Silverstein's poetry by award- winning poet/author/educator Allan Wolf. Advance reservations requested for organized groups. Mon., March 28, 7 p.m. Free. Gaston County Public Library, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-868-2167.

Race to the Top Participants will race to the top of the Duke Energy Center's 49th floor. Climbers will be divided into flights that will start the climb every 15 seconds, based on experience level. For more information, visit www.charlottesports.org/racetothetop/. Sat., March 26, 9 a.m. Duke Energy Center, 526 S. Church St., Charlotte.

River Bound Race Series Signature trail running race series. March 12: 5k and 8k; May 21: 5k and 10k; July 16: 5k and 15k; Sept. 24: 5k and half marathon. For more information on the races, visit www.riverboundrace.com. March 12, 8 a.m.; May 21, 8 a.m.; July 16, 8 a.m.; Sept. 24, 8 a.m. US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. 704-391-3900. www.usnwc.org.


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