Am I the only one who thought Charlotte's spell of cold weather would never end?
Well, praise whatever universal creator you choose to -- or choose not to -- worship, summer and the warm temperatures it brings are right around the corner and will be in effect for the next few months.
Of course, with the sunny weather comes the need to get out and enjoy the city more than ever; as usual, hundreds of events will take over the Queen City this summer. And in response to that impending deluge of fun stuff, we at Creative Loafing felt it was our duty to sift through the mountain of local and regional activities and find the best stuff for you and yours to do from now until it turns cold again.
The fruits of our labor rest in your hands now in the form of our annual Summer Guide. My advice? Take this special issue -- which collects hundreds of the season's hottest movies, live music, arts and other fun stuff -- toss it in your backseat and use it as a reference until the fall hits. Or you can just use it as a fan. Hey. it's up to you.
Want more Summer Guide goodness? Check out our regular A&E section in print or visit Clclt.com for our online Summer Guide.