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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 coconut/2020/id18_m.htm, or by calling 704-547-7444.

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

CPCC Summer Theatre's second production, Jekyll and Hyde, continues 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, but with pop music. The show runs at 8pm tonight through Saturday and at 2:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 704-330-6534.JUNE
27THURSDAYThe Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops series continues this evening with Symphonic Stars & Stripes, a collection of patriotic tunes, all your heart-stirring and saber-rattling favorites, to get you in gear for the forthcoming Independence Day. Tonight's performance will be at Stumptown Park in Matthews, Friday at Village Park in Kannapolis, Saturday at Gaston County Park in Dallas, and Sunday at Summer Pops at SouthPark. There is a show on Wednesday July 3 at UNCC, and one on July 4 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens which will include a fireworks display. All shows begin at 8:15pm. For more information, call 704-972-2000 or visit online at

28FRIDAYThe UniverSoul Circus hits the Charlotte Coliseum today through July 7. UniverSoul Circus presents a big lineup of circus performers from all over the world, while using classic R&B, hip-hop, gospel, salsa, and jazz as a powerful music backdrop. Tickets range from $16.50-$30. For more information, call 704-522-6500 or visit online at

Chickspeare, Charlotte's only all-female Shakespeare company, will present Twelfth Night (or What You Will) tonight through June 29 at 8pm in the Off-Tryon Theatre Company. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 704-334-3740 or visit online at

Shorts In The Spirit, a showcase of African-American Short Films will be shown at Spirit Square tonight at 7:30pm. Come view award-winning short films, pick an audience favorite award winner, attend a post reception/party and see if you can discover the next Spike Lee. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, call 704-492-2519.JUNE
29SATURDAYThe music festival Flavor 8 will be held beginning at 5:30pm tonight at the Grady Cole Center. It features the influential hip-hop psychedelia of The Pharcyde's FatLip, Monk of Rabbit in the Moon, Freaky Flow with MC Flipside, and more. Tickets are $25, available by calling 704-334-1788 or 704-552-8448. Chick-Fil-A restaurants, who are never open on Sunday we want to remind you, are presenting Shout 2002 today at Paramount's Carowinds. Featured are the Christian acts Third Day, Skillet, T-Bone, and disciple. Tickets begin at $39.99, which includes park admission. For more information, call 1-800-888-4FUN.JUNE
30SUNDAYThe Charlotte Knights take on the Indianapolis Indians today at 2:15pm and tomorrow at 7:15pm at Knights Castle. Tickets are $6-9, available by calling 704-36-HOMER.JULY
1MONDAYThe Charlotte Sting play the Phoenix Mercury at 7pm tonight at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets are $8-50, available by calling 877-WNBA-TIX.JULY
2TUESDAYThe 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 fireworks and "One-on-One Spectator Races" (yikes!). Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. For more information, call 1-800-455-FANS.JULY
The WNBA Charlotte Sting are back in action against the Portland Fire at 7pm tonight at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets are $8-50, available by calling 877-WNBA-TIX.

If you're aching to get your pre-Independence Day action started, the First Charter Celebrate America might work. The celebration will take place on the campus of UNC-Charlotte on the playing fields adjacent to the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center. After a concert of patriotic songs by the Charlotte Symphony (no word on whether they'll do Santana's "Jingo"), fireworks will begin around 9:30pm. Guests are welcome to bring food, drinks and lawn chairs or blankets to picnic on the grass before the concert. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. Pets and sparklers are not permitted. For more information, call 704-687-3383 or visit online at

If you'd rather rock, check out the Uncle Sam Jam, to begin at 5pm today in the Dixie's Tavern parking lot (gates open at 3pm). Featured acts are bad girl Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, knockout artist L.L. Cool J, Abandoned Pools and Course of Nature. The show is for those 18 and older, and tickets are $18 in advance. For more information, call 374-1700. For tickets, call 704-522-6500.

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