The Jeep World Outside Tour hits Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre today, featuring Sheryl Crow, Silvercrush, Train, O.A.R. and Ziggy Marley. In addition to the above artists, many exhibits and hands-on activities featuring "outside sports" will be available to show-goers, including cycling advice, rock climbing, mountain bike trails, and more. Tickets are $22.50, $35, and $45, available by calling 704-522-6500.
The next installation from The Farm Theatre, The Collected Shorts of Anton Chekov will be presented at the Off Tryon Theatre Company tonight through July 13 and July 17-21. So come out and see a collection of Russian shorts. Performances will be at 8pm, except for the July 21 show, which will be at 3pm. Tickets are $10. Make your reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Josephine Humphreys will appear at Barnes and Noble Arboretum tonight at 7:30pm to discuss and sign copies of her book, Nowhere Else on Earth. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 704-341-9481.
The Broadway smash hit musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast continues an encore appearance at the Performing Arts Center. The show will run through July 14 with shows Tuesday-Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:15pm, Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2pm, and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $25-$63. For more information, call 704-372-1000.
CPCC's Summer Theatre presents the comedy Deja Vu tonight through July 13 in Pease Auditorium at 8pm each night. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 704-330-6534.
CPCC Summer Theatre's production of Annie Jr. continues tonight in Pease Auditorium. The show, a 60-minute kids' version of the Broadway musical, will run through July 13, at 10am. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 704-330-6534.JULY
The one, the only, teenage pop-culture sensation, Justin's ex, cool Pepsi commercial star, and the all-time champ bellybutton popularizer Britney Spears performs tonight at 7:30pm at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets for the Pepsi Princess' show are $39.75, $49.75, and $75.50. For more information, call 704-522-6500.
The Center City After Five series continues today at the Wachovia Plaza, featuring food, drinks, and the legendary band Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts (get "em from the peanut man). Admission is free.JULY
Speaking of pop-culture
sensations, what can you say about the Dave Matthews Band? The king of do-it-yourself touring has acquired not only a rabid, tape-trading fan base, he's also received mucho MTV and radio play. He plays Verizon tonight with the North Mississippi All Stars, but you might wanna throw on a
bootleg, as the show is sold out.
Summer Stage Fest at Providence Day School continues with Creative Kids' presentation of Wizard of Oz today through July 14 with shows at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets to all shows are $5. For more information, call 704-364-0081.
The New Stage Ensemble Theatre Company premieres Eric Overmyer's comedy, Don Quixote de Rock Hill starting tonight in Winthrop University's Johnson Hall. The play is New Stage's contribution to Rock Hill's sesquicentennial celebration. The show will run July 12-13 and 19-20 at 8pm and at 2pm on July 20. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. For more information, call 803-323-2651.
The Second Week Film Series continues this week at the Manor Theatre. This week's movies are Lindsay Anderson's If, Pauline et Paulette, Son of The Bride, and a presentation entitled Oscar Nominated Short Films. For times or more information, log onto www.charlottefilmsociety .com or call 704-414-2355.JULY
13SATURDAYThe queen of hip-hop R&B, Mary J. Blige, appears tonight along with protege Tweet at 7:30pm at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Tickets are $29.75 and $39.75, available by calling 704-522-6500.The Down From The Mountain Tour, riding high off the continued success of the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, rolls into Cricket Arena tonight, with Ricky Skaggs, The Del McCoury Band, Allison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, Norman Blake and loads of others in tow. Tickets are $34, $48, and $62.50, available by calling 704-522-6500.
The WNBA Charlotte Sting are back in action against the Minnesota Lynx at 6pm tonight at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets are $8-50, available by calling 877-WNBA-TIX.The Charlotte Museum of History will host Tall Tales, Yarns & Lore: A Storytelling Festival today from 11am-4pm. Hear regional storytellers with tales including Native American legends, childhood yarns, African folktales, mountain lore, and stories in Spanish. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and $4 for children. For more information, call 704-568-1774 or visit online at www.charlottemuseum.org.
The Second Annual Bastille Day Celebration takes place today from 4-8pm in the Wachovia Atrium and Plaza, featuring music, wine, French food and culture. Tickets are $5 for adults, with those 16 and under getting in for free. For more information, call 704-541-6055.JULY
Monday Night Movies at Spirit Square continues tonight at 6:30pm with A Beautiful Mind, the Academy Award winning drama starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. Tickets are $5 on sale at the door. Dollar popcorn, soda and candies are also available. For more information, call 704-379-1380.
In further movie festival celebration, Her Majesty's Classic Comedies continues at the Main Library tonight at 6:15pm. Tonight's film will be The Ruling Class, a movie legendary for Peter O'Toole's tour de force performance as the demented half heir to a lordship and estate. Admission is free. For more information, call 704-336-6217 or visit www.plcmc.org/programs. JULY
Jazzy Ladies 2002 continues on the Mint Museum lawn with a musical performance from jazz performer Celine Berman followed by Moonstruck starring Cher and Nicolas Cage. Musical entertainment starts at 7:15pm and the movie will follow at 9pm. Tickets are $7. For more information, call 704-337-2000.
The Lowe's Motor Speedway Summer Shootout Series continues at 7:30pm tonight. Featured are Legends cars, Thunder Roadster and Bandolero racing, and a NASCAR Celebrity Grudge Match. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. For more information, call 1-800-455-FANS.
The WNBA Charlotte Sting play the Orlando Miracle at 7pm tonight at the Charlotte Coliseum. Tickets are $8-50, available by calling 877-WNBA-TIX.