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JUNE

ART/HISTORY

AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

401 N. Myers Street, 704-374-1565, www.aacc-charlotte.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm.. Juneteenth Celebration. June 19-22 Collaborative involvement with Park and Recreation Dept. and House of Africa in commemoration of notification of Emancipation Proclamation. Through June 29 Southern Comfort: Rural Life in the 50s. Through June 29 Bridging Cultures: From Africa to Latin America. June 26 Annual membership meeting and volunteer appreciation recognition

ART 1 GALLERY AND INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER. 170 W. Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, 704-854-8800, www.art1gallery.org. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm. June 5-July 25 Scenes from the Blue Highways. Exhibit features artists Cama Tadlock, Jan Yearwood, Dorothy Shoemaker, and Madeline Dukes. Opening reception June 5 from 5:30-8pm.

BANK OF AMERICA GALLERY. 214 N. Tryon Street, 704-338-3104. Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. Through June 21 Art of Southwest and Native American Cultures.

CARNEGIE GALLERY. 704-336-2020. Through August 31 Vanishing Victorians, exhibit of photos of the grand Victorian homes found in Uptown Charlotte in 1905, contrasted with the buildings that now stand in their place. Original photos taken by Dennis Nodine.

CENTER OF THE EARTH GALLERY. 3204 N. Davidson Street, 704-375-5756, www.centeroftheearth.com. Through June 28 Paintings of Roberto Azank. Azank's minimalist compositions of ordinary objects create a sublime experience.

CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY. 3500 Shamrock Drive, 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Admission: $2, kids 6-12; $4, seniors and students; $6, adults. June 7 Visiting the Variety Vacationland: North Carolina's Highways and Byways. Exhibit runs Saturday 11am-4pm. June 21, 2003-June 2004 The Faces of Our State. June 21 Meet the faces behind the exhibit The Faces of Our State, 1pm-4pm. Through September Soldiers' Stories: War in the First Person

DISCOVERY PLACE. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261 www.discoveryplace.org. The Change Game: Playing with Time. Discovery Place's newest feature exhibit, gives visitors the opportunity to speed up or slow down time. The exhibit opens May 24 and runs through Sept. 1. Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-6 p.m, Sun 1-6 p.m.

EDMUND D. LEWANDOWSKI STUDENT GALLERY. At Winthrop University, 107 McLaurin Hall, Rock Hill, 803-323-4639. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Through September 5 Graphic Design Exhibition RIPE

ELMWOOD PINEWOOD CEMETERY. On 6th Street located two blocks north of W. Graham Street, 704-386-7286. Guided Walking Tour. June 21. Tour begins at 11am and lasts approximately one hour. Come learn about the man trampled by an enraged elephant on Trade Street, see confederate and fireman memorials, as well as the graves of Dr. Annie Alexander, the South's first female physician, and more.

ELIZABETH DUNLAP PATRICK GALLERY. At Winthrop University, 107 McLaurin Hall, Rock Hill, 803-323-4639. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Through June 30 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Doug McAbee, Jon Rajkovich

HIDELL BROOKS GALLERY. 1910 South Boulevard Suite 130, 704-334-7302. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission is free. June 13-July 12 Introductions Exhibit introduces eight new artists to the southeast.

HISTORIC BRATTONSVILLE. 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells South Carolina, 803-684-2327, www.yorkcounty.org. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; $5, senior citizens; $3, student; children 5 and under and CHC members free. June 14: Fortunes and Frolic: An Antebellum Farm Wedding. June 21: Saturday Sampler: Remarkable Reptiles. June 28: Carolina Day, Backcountry in Revolt! A Prelude to the Battle. Events begin at 10am.

JERALD MELBERG GALLERY. 3900 Colony Road, 704-365-3000, www.jeraldmelberg.com. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Through July 12 the gallery will present Robert Motherwell's lithographs, etchings, ink drawings, and paintings on paper.

JOIE LASSITER GALLERY. 318 E. 9th Street, 704-373-1464, www.lassitergallery.com. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday, 1-4pm. Through June 30 the gallery will feature works from Peggy Rivers,. Maja Godlewska, Linda Fantuzzo, and Marlene Lenker. 525 N. Tryon Street. Through June 30 Fickle Ballast: Invisible Woman. Exhibit shown in the glass surrounding the Odell building. A public reception for the opening performance will take place June 6-7 as part of the gallery crawl. A closing performance will be held June 27 from 7-9pm with standing room outside the gallery only.

LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH. 200 E. Seventh Street, 704-333-1887, www.museum ofthenewsouth.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; $17, family; $5, students and seniors. June 6 Fourth Ward Twilight Tour. Reservations required. Tour begins at 5:30pm and lasts approximately one hour. Price: $6 public, $4 members. Through June 12 The People of Highway 601, Life in the Slow Lane. This exhibit features black and white photographs of everyday life along Highway 601 taken by Lex Youngman, professor at Wingate University. June 20-August 7 Sunrise to Sunset: Mill Towns of the Southern Piedmont. Photographer Laurel Falls portrays the rise and decline of textile towns. An opening for this exhibit will be held on June 19 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Through August 7 Cultivating Common Groundand New South Old South, Somewhere in Between. A discussion for this exhibit will occur June 24, 12pm. . Through September 29 Pen and Ink Politics: Thomas Nast's Reconstruction-era Cartoons and African American Equality.

THE LIGHT FACTORY. Spirit Square Knight Gallery, 704-333-9755, www.lightfactory.org. June 12-13 The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 7:30pm

MCCOLL CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS. 721 N. Tryon Street, 704-332-5535, www.mccollcenter.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Admission: $5, adults; $3, students and seniors. Free for members. June 14 A Celebration of Pop Art, 7pm, Step into the Pop Art era to enjoy period entertainment, food and art! Unique pop art for the event will be auctioned. All proceeds will be used to keep creativity alive at the McColl Center for Visual Art. Tickets $50, includes food and beverage. 21+ event. June 27 Welcoming Summer Affiliate Artists at an Open House.

MCGREGOR DOWNS GALLERY. 10801 Johnston Road Suite 201, 704-333-6699, www.mdgallery.homestead.com. June 7 Auction of Boris Tomic's commissioned painting to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Tomic is best known for his four Ballantyne Gates Structures. The auction will take place at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church.

MINT MUSEUM OF ART. 2730 Randolph Road, 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10am-10pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; students & seniors, $5; ages 6-17, $3. June 19 Catherine Mosley, Robert Motherwell's master printer, will lecture on printmaking techniques such as etching and aquatint and discuss her work with Motherwell. Through July 14 Arts of West Africa An exhibition of recent acquisitions to this permanent display. Through September 28 Masterful Prints. Through October 19 Burlon Craig and His Legacy

MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT + DESIGN. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; students & seniors, $5; ages 6-17, $3. Through July 27 Point of View II. Through August 3 Constructing Elozua: A Retrospective. June 22 Constructing Elozua Family Day. Hands on activities related to trains, rail yards, billboards, and funky teapots from 1:30-3:30pm. Costs $10 for a family of four.

MUSEUM OF YORK COUNTY. 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill SC, 803-329-2121, www.yorkcounty.org. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm. Admission: $5, adults; seniors over 60, $4; students, $3; children five and under, free. Through July 20: Virtue Leads and Grace Reveals: Embroideries and Education in Antebellum South Carolina exhibition.

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG. Gallery L, 310 N. Tryon Street, 704-336-2725, www.plcmc.org. June 11 100th Anniversary Celebration. Through June 22 The Grand Ole Opry exhibit featuring historic photographs taken between 1952 and 1960 by Gordon Gillingham. June 29-August 10 Another Africa: Photographs by Robert Lyons. Through August 31 Vanishing Victorians featuring photographs of grand Victorian houses found in uptown Charlotte in 1905. Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, 704-655-9409. June 11 Charlotte Stars on The Grand Ole Opry. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Boulevard, 704-336-2109. June 8 Celebrate the Century. South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road, 704-341-1176. June 10 Charlotte Stars on The Grand Ole Opry. University Regional Library, 301 E. W.T. Harris Boulevard, 704-595-9589. June 9 Jazz Masters: The Pianists

RUTLEDGE GALLERY. At Winthrop University, 107 McLaurin Hall, Rock Hill, 803-323-4639. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Through June 30 15th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

SHAIN GALLERY. 601 B Providence Road, 704-334-7744, www.shaingallery.com. Through June 30 Josh Grant's exhibit Summer Shores will show along with Sharon Obee's Subway Series.

FUN STUFF

BEN AND JERRY'S FREE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES. Ben and Jerry's Davidson, 202 S. Main Street Davidson, 704-892-0604. June 11 Lilo and Stitch. Movie begins at dusk in the parking lot of Ben and Jerry's Davidson.

CASTAWAY CRUISE BOAT RUN. Cashion's Cove on Lake Norman. Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St., Cornelius, 704-716-4402. June 14

CENTER CITY GREEN MARKET 2003. Seventh Street across from Reid's and Levine Museum. Through September 20, Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Fresh seafood from seafood.com; fresh produce from Unity Farms and Creekside Farms; hot dogs, kielbasa, and Italian sausage from New York Dogs; fresh flowers, bouquets and gift baskets; in-store specials from Reid's Fine Foods; family activities; free entertainment.

CHARLOTTE FILM SOCIETY. The Manor Theater, 609 Providence Road, 704-414-2355 www.charlottefilmsociety.com. June 13-19 Spider, Intacto, Divine Intervention, and The Bread My Sweet. Movies at Birkdale, 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville, 704-895-7997. June 20-26 Spider, Intacto, Divine Intervention, and The Bread My Sweet

CLOVER SCOTTISH GAMES AND SCOTCH IRISH FESTIVAL. Clover Memorial Stadium, Clover, SC 803-222-3312. June 14, Seventh annual festival celebrating Scotch-Irish Heritage. Activities including Scottish heavy athletic competition, Irish dancing, feature entertainer Neil Anderson, border collie exhibition, pipe bands, children's activities, among others. 9am-4pm. Admission free.

COMEDY ZONE. 516 N. College Street, 704-348-haha, www.thecomedyzone.net. June 4-5 Scott Angrave featuring Rob Holloway. June 6-7 Celebrity Performance: Gary Valentine. June 11-14 Michael W. Armstrong w/ Dan Ellison. June 18-21 Derrick Richards w/ Kurt Green. June 25-26 Benny Baker w/ Matt Davis. June 27-28 Celebrity Performance: Frank Caliendo

CORNELIUS OUTDOOR CINEMA SERIES. Kenton Place, off W. Catawba Ave & Sam Furr Rd, Cornelius, 704-892-6031 ext 160 or www.corneliuspr.org. Films edited for family viewing and subject to cancellation in inclement weather. June 4 & 18 Call or visit website for titles. 7pm entertainment and films start after dark.

DISCOVERY PLACE. 301 N. Tryon Street, 704-372-6261, 1-800-935-0553, www.discoveryplace.org. Through September 1 The Change Game: Playing with Time exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to virtually speed up or slow down time. Ongoing exhibit: Bones: An Exhibit Inside You. Exhibit gives visitors an interactive glimpse of what the skeletal structures of humans and animals look and feel like and explores how culture, history, health, exercise and medicine are all connected to bones. Omnimax, Top Speed, Film takes the viewer into the lives of four-world class athletes and racing professionals whose lives revolve around the never-ending pursuit of speed. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12:30-6pm. Admission to Discovery Halls or Omnimax separately is $7.50/adults, $6.50/seniors, $6/youth, $5/children. Admission to both is $12/adults, $11/seniors, $10/youth, $8/children.

FOURTH WARD PHOTO CONTEST. Hodges Taylor Gallery 401 N. Tryon Street, 704-334-3799. Deliver Submissions between June 3 and 28. Call for eligibility and rules.

FUN FEST 2003. Millennium Dance Studio, 809 W. Hill Street, 704-377-1221. June 7, Children's event, featuring The Fun Squad from Radio Disney, games, prizes, BBW, music and dancing, 12pm-5pm

HANG LOOSE. 19340 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius, 704-895-9004, www.hanglooseextremesports.com. Extreme Sports Family Entertainment Center. Facility offers activities for all ages including a maple skating rink, rock climbing wall, video arcade, outdoor skate park, full-service restaurant, proshop. Private BMX and skateboard lessons are available; summer camps are also offered. Open 7 days a week.

HEROES CONVENTION 2003. Charlotte Convention Center, 704-375-7463, www.heroesonline.com. June 13-15 Guests include: Sal Buscema, Tom Feister, Julie Schwartz and many more. Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Tickets: $10 per person (one day) $20 (three day ticket)

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION. Uptown and Thomas Avenue near Central & The Plaza, 704-374-1565. A four-day celebration to commemorate notification of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas. Events include a Youth Heritage Kick-off, Drum Fest, Parade, Performances, Food, Marketplace, and more. June 18 Kickoff Banquet at the Four Points Sheraton 201 S. McDowell Street. June 19 Children's celebration at Independence Park 300 Hawthorne Lane. June 20 Festival and Drum Circle at Independence Park. June 21 and 22 Celebration at House of Africa, parade.

KIDS ALL AMERICAN FISHING DERBY. Roosevelt Wilson Pond, Davidson, 704-892-3349. June 7 7:30am-12:30pm For kids up to 16 years of age. McDowell Park, Charlotte, NC, 704-529-1827. June 7 10am-3pm For kids up to 16 years of age.

METROLINA EXPO. 7100 N. Statesville Road, 704-594-4643. June 5-8 Antiques and Collectibles. Regular Fair Hours: Thursday Early Buyers/ Dealer Set-up Day, 8am-5pm; Friday- Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. Admission: Four Day Pass, $10; Thursday One Day Pass, $5; Friday-Sunday, $5, adult; $3, senior 62 and up; children under 12, free.

MOVIE MONDAYS. Davidson Library, 119 S. Main Street, Davidson, 704-892-8557. All films will be shown at 10am. Call for weekly titles.

MUSEUM OF YORK COUNTY. 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill SC, 803-329-2121, www.yorkcounty.org. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm. Admission: $5, adults; seniors over 60, $4; students, $3; children five and under, free. Through July 20: Virtue Leads and Grace Reveals: Embroideries and Education in Antebellum South Carolina exhibition. Favorite Films Festival. June 10 and 11 Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. June 17 and 18 Robin Hood. June 24 and 25 Mulan. Showtimes for all films: 11am and 2pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Movies free with museum admission. Reservations required for groups. Cardboard Rocket Planetarium Program. Thursdays and Fridays starting June 12-13 at 11am. For grades K-2. Planet Patrol Planetarium Program. Thursdays and Fridays starting June 12-13 at 2pm. For grades 3,4,and 5. Carolina Skies. Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 3pm. Explorers of Mauna Kea. Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm

NCCJ Walk As One. Marshall Park, Charlotte www.nccj.org. June 1 It's a 2-mile walk to fight racism, bias, discrimination and celebrate diversity. Email to register: [email protected]

OUT IN THE GARDEN. June 1, OutCharlotte presents the annual garden tour and garden party. List of gardens announced later. Call 704-563-2699 for info.

PARAMOUNT'S CAROWINDS. Carowinds Boulevard, 704-588-2600, 803-548-5300, 800-888-4386, www.carowinds.com. More than 100 acres with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions for all ages. Rollercoasters, thrill rides, water rides, Animation Station children's area, Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion. Plus 13-acre Water Works water park. Weekends only through June 2; daily operation June 3-August 9. Opens daily at 10am but closing times vary. Admission is $39.99 for adults; $27.99 for children & seniors.

PARK ROAD BOOKS. 4139 Park Road, 704-525-9239, [email protected]. Book Signings. June 5: Last American Man by Sarah Gilbert. From 4-5:30pm. June 6: A Guide To North Carolina's Wineries by Joseph Mills and Daniells Tarmey. From 6-8pm. June 7: Red Sky in the Morning by Ed Rogers. From 12-2pm. June 14: Dangerous Undertaking by Mark de Castrique. At 1pm. June 25: Fiddle Dee Death by Caroline Cousins. Nancy Pate and her one-and-a-half first cousins Meg Herndon and Gail Greer will be at Park Road Books from 5-7. June 26: Isabel's Daughter by Judith Hendricks. At 7pm.

READ FOR THE STARS. www.amctheatres.com. Kids' program that promotes reading during their "out-of-school" months. AMC's Concord Mills and Carolina Pavilion Theatres will participate. A child who reads three books and turns in a form with an adult's signature will receive a free Kid's Pack, including popcorn, soda, and a surprise, when visiting AMC.

SIZZLE BUBBLE & SPLASH. Lake Norman, 704-658-1910,. June 13-19; kitchen, bath and boat tour at Lake Norman Crescent Communities; 10am-6pm; suggested donation $1.

INTERACTIVE MOBILE INVESTIGATION UNIT . Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 704-866-6900. June 21 & 22 Solve a forensics mystery with mobile investigation unit of Court TV. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm, $4 adults, $2 seniors/students.

SOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY. 5801 Rea Road, 704-341-1176. Aloha! Hawaiian & Polynesian Dancing for Beginners. Performers from the "South Sea Dancers," a Polynesian dance troupe based in Stanfield will demonstrate various types of Polynesian dances, describe the Hawaiian instruments used in the performance, and will invite members of the audience to participate in a few dance steps. Registration required.

SUNDAY BRUNCH BISTRO STYLE. Bistro 100, 100 N. Tryon Street, 704-344-0515, [email protected]. Through August 10, Chefs introduce guests to a variety of French and New Orleans inspired brunch dishes from the "Sunday Brunch Seasonal Tastes Menu." $14.95 per person w/ children's menu available for $7.95 per child twelve or under.

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH AT BLUE. Blue Restaurant, 214 N. Tryon Street, 704-927-2583. Through December, every Sunday, 11:30am-3pm

TOM JOYNER RADIO MORNING SHOW. Cricket Arena, 2700 E. Independence Boulevard, 704-372-3600. June 20 5am-10am

UNITY FARMS AT THE SQUARE 2003. Polk Park at The Square, Through October 24, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-3pm. Choose from an array of fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of Center City.

UNIVERSITY CITY FELLOWSHIP. Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Road, Concord, NC, 704-455-2336, www.UCFellowship.org. "Welcome to reality!" Maybe those reality shows relate more to our lives than we think. Explore what these shows have to offer us about "real" life. June 1 "Fear Factor" - Everybody is afraid of something. June 8 "Church in the Real World" - It's not what you think. "A place for those who've given up on church and for those who've never been..."

United Martial Arts Championships. Charlotte Merchandise Mart, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. 803-320-4441. June 13 & 14 Tournament w/ guests Nick Palma, Mark Mathis and more. Call or visit website for registration and tickets, http://home.sc.rr.com/umac

WACHOVIA OFF THE WALL MOVIEFEST. Wachovia Plaza 301 S. Tryon, 704-332-9582. June 6 Lilo and Stitch 7:30pm Free.

WEDDING SPECTACULAR!. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Visitor Pavilion and Four Seasons Lawn, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, N.C. 704-825-4490, www.stowegarden.org. June 12, 7pm, Tickets $10

WORLDFEAST 2003. Independence Park. June 28, 10am-6:30pm. This "world bazaar" will give attendees the opportunity to experience and explore the sights and sounds of other cultures. International crafts, face painting, and ethnic food & wine will be part of the celebration. Admission is free, donations welcome. Contact: International House, 704-333-8099.

MUSIC

AMOS' SOUTHEND. 1423 S. Tryon Street, 704-377-6874, www.amossouthend.com. June 5 Israel Vibration. June 6 Weekend Excursion. June 10 Big Wu. June 11 Reckless Kelly. June 19 Justincase. June 21 Cracker. June 26 Commander Cody. June 28 Jupiter Coyote w/ Todd Joseph Band

CAROWINDS PALADIUM. Carowinds Boulevard, 704-588-2600, 803-548-5300, 800-888-4386, www.carowinds.com. June 22 LL Cool J w/ Dru Hill. June 28 Shout: Newsboys, GS Megaphone, Superchic[k], The Waiting

Center City After Five. 2 Wachovia Plaza (2nd & Tryon St.). Free Shows at 5pm - downtown Charlotte. June 5 Liquid Pleasure. June 12 Breakfast Club. June 10 Two Step (tribute to Dave Matthews). June 26 The Maxx

CHARLOTTE COLISEUM. 100 Paul Buck Boulevard, 704-522-6500, www.charlottecoliseum.com. June 14 New Life 10 Year Celebration: New Life 91.9 at their 10th Anniversary Party! Jars of Clay, Nicole C. Mullen, 4Him, Salvador and many more artists will be performing! Tickets $7.50

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY POPS. Symphony Park, SouthPark at the corner of Morrison Boulevard & Barclay Downs, 704-972-2000, www.charlottesymphony.org. Sundays (June 8, 15, 22, 29), Also Sat, June 7 - Duke Energy Explorium in Lake Norman; Sat, June 14 - Legion Park in Cornelius. Preludes start at 7pm, concert at 8:15pm. Free admission.

CORNELIUS LIBRARY GARDEN PAVILION. 21105 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, 704-655-9409. Garden Melodies, Saturdays at 3pm. June 7 Porquoi (how & why) Stories with Beth Hutchinson. June 21 Adrian Crutchfield, Saxophonist

CRICKET ARENA. 2700 E. Independence Boulevard, 704-372-3600, www.charlottecoliseum.com. June 6 Def Jam Vendetta Tour, featuring Keith Murray, Joe Budden, Capone-N-Noreaga, Caddallic Tah

DIXIE'S TAVERN. (Parking Lot) 301 E. 7th Street, 704-374-1700. June 13 Oyster Fest: Featuring Cowboy Mouth & Mr. Greengenes. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Gates - 5pm, music starts at 6pm.

DOUBLE DOOR. 218 E Independence Boulevard, 704-376-1446, www.doubledoorinn.com. Starting June 12, every Thursday, Bill Hanna Jazz Jam 9pm-12am. June 4 Tommy Castro. June 14 Candye Kane. June 25 Scott Miller & The Commonwealth. June 28 Tinsley Ellis

DAVIDSON CONCERTS ON THE GREEN. Show is on Sunday evening from 6-8pm on the town green. Free. For more information see the concert website at www.concertsonthegreen.com. June 8 The Band of Oz

THE EVENING MUSE. 3227 N. Davidson Street, 704-376-3737, www.theeveningmuse.com. June 9 Pleasure Club. June 13 Will Kimbrough. June 23 Slobberbone

FAT CITY. 3127 N. Davidson Street, 704-343-0240, www.fatcitydeli.com. June 7 3rd Annual Brewgrass BBQ, featuring Acoustic Syndicate, Larry Keel, A.L. Wood, The Emma Gibbs Band, and more. Tickets (all inclusive) $25 advance, $30 door

FOUNDERS HALL. 100 N. Tryon Street, 704-375-5088. "Funky Friday," various artists, concerts from 12-2pm

Grady Cole Center. 301 N. Kings Dr. 704-522-6500. June 15 The White Stripes 8pm, General Admission $28.50.

LEGION PARK. 21214 Legion Street, Cornelius, 704-892-6031 extension 160. June 14 Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Performance begins at 7pm.

MYTHOS. 300 North College St. 704-375-8765, www.mythosclub.com. June 6 Pregression Session w/ LTJ Bukem, Makoto, MC Conrad. June 28 Bell Model Agency Fashion Show w/ DJ Gene Carbonell

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE. 511 E. 36th Street, 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com. June 1 Dar Williams w/ Marty Lloyd. June 5 The Kruger Brothers. June 13 Avett Brothers and David Childers

OVENS AUDITORIUM. 2700 E. Independence Boulevard, 704-372-3600, www.charlottecoliseum.com. June 16 Norah Jones & Gillian Welch 8pm, $47.50/$37.50/$27.50

PUCKETT'S FARM EQUIPMENT. 2740 W. Sugar Creek Road, 704-597-8230, www.amagickgarden.com/puckettsfarmequip.html. June 6 Thad Cockrell & The Starlight Country Band, plus Bill Noonan. June 13 Jackson Crossing with Marshall Tucker (founding members Jerry Eubanks and Paul Riddle). June 28 Four on the Floor, plus C&W Bill

QUEENS UNIVERSITY. 1900 Selwyn Avenue, 704-372-5008, www.claireritter.com. 2003 Composers Charlotte Performance: "Artsong & Innovative Portraits". June 14 Dana Auditorium, 7:30pm. Admission, $10 adults, $8 students. Claire Ritter, Artistic Director; Patti Weiss, Producer.

THE ROOM. 1812 Montford Drive, 704-527-4511, www.theroom.tv. June 5 Yamagata. June 14 Michael Flynn. June 26 Dr. Dan

SHELTON VINEYARDS. Shelton at Sunset Concert Series 2003, 336-366-4724. June 28: The Voltage Brothers. Tickets cost $25.

THE STEEPLE LOUNGE. 1212 Pecan Avenue, 704-333-5545. June 7 Throttlerod (Richmond, VA) w/ The Talk. June 13 The Houston Bros. CD Release Party. June 14 Elevator action, Dropsonic, It Comes From the Fall. June 21 Fetish Party call S.P.A.N.K. w/ go-go dancers in fetish gear, latex painter, masseuse, fetish performers and DJs Aurora, Wiiz Kid and Spyder. $7.

THE SYLVIA THEATER. 27 N. Congress Street, York SC, 803-684-5590. June 4 Jay Clifford of Jump, Little Children. June 5 Kevn Kinney (of Drivin' 'n Cryin') Band Acoustic. June 13 Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion, Danielle Howle w/ Beaver Nelson. and Scrappy Jud Holcomb. June 14 Jeff Black w/ Yasmine White. June 20 David LaMotte and Chuck Brodsky. June 28 Tift Merritt Band.

TREMONT MUSIC HALL. 400 W. Tremont Ave. 704-343-9494, www.tremontmusichall.com. June 5 RX Bandits, No Motiv, Fairweather, Steel Train. June 7 Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Biohazard, Throwdown. June 11 Henry Rollins Band (playing the music of Black Flag). June 20 Maroon 5, Jason Mraz

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPITHEATRE. 704-522-6500, www.ticketmaster.com, www.verizonwirelessamphitheater.com, www.cc.com. June 6 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, The Mars Volta. June 13 Neon Circus Tour: Brooks & Dunn w/ Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley,. Jeff Bates, Aaron Lines, and Cledus T. Judd. June 21 Queen City Blues Festival: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle and more. June 28 Boston. June 29 Matchbox Twenty w/ Sugar Ray. June 30 Brooks & Dunn, Aaron Lines, Brad Paisley, Cledus T. Judd, Jeff Bates, Rascal Flatts

VISULITE THEATRE. 1615 Elizabeth Avenue, 704-358-9200, 704-358-9250, www.visulite.com. June 6 Bellglide. June 20 Tift Merritt

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY. Rock Hill, 803-323-4639 www.winthrop.edu. June 23 Walter Hautzig, piano. Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, 8pm. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens. June 24 Andrew Aarons. Admisson free. June 26 Allen Kindt, retired professor of piano at Appalachian State University. Frances May Barnes Recital Hall, 8pm. Admission free.

SPORTS

CHARLOTTE EAGLES. 704-841-8644, www.charlotteeagles.com. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youths. All games at 7:30 pm. All games at E.E. Waddell High School. June 6 Richmond. June 14 Charleston. June 21 Richmond

CHARLOTTE LADY EAGLES. 704-841-8644, www.charlotteeagles.com. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youths. All games at 5:30 pm. All games at E.E. Waddell High School. June 6 Hampton Roads

6TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CUP. 843-379-3440, www.adultsoccer.com. June 14-15 The Carolina Cup is the 10th event in the 2003 Soccer Six Tournament Series. Team registration is required. Tournament takes place June 14-15. adultsoccer.com. $300 per team. Mallard Creek Park.

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill SC, 704-36-HOMER, www.charlotteknights.com. All games at 7:15pm unless noted. Tickets range from $6-9. June 12 Columbus. June 13 Columbus. June 14 Columbus. June 15 Columbus 2:15pm. June 16 Ottawa. June 17 Ottawa. June 18 Ottawa. June 19 Ottawa. June 28 Pawtucket. June 29 Pawtucket 2:15pm. June 30 Pawtucket

CHARLOTTE POWER FOOTBALL. 8631 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land High School, Fort Mill SC,. 704-708-6243, www.charlottepower.com. All games at 7pm. Tickets $7. June 7 Atlanta Prime (pre-season). June 21 Nashville Mustangs

CHARLOTTE STING. Charlotte Coliseum, 704-357-4801. All games at 7pm unless noted. Tickets range from $8-$50. June 4 San Antonio. June 6 Houston. June 20 Minnesota. June 25 Cleveland. June 28 Connecticut. June 30 Seattle

GASTONIA GRIZZLIES. Sims Legion Park, Gastonia, 704-866-8622, www.gastoniagrizzlies.com. All games at 7pm unless noted. Tickets are $3-$6. June 3 Durham. June 6 Spartanburg. June 7 Asheboro. June 9 Asheboro 1pm. June 12 Thomasville. June 15 Thomasville 5pm. June 16 Florence. June 17 Petersburg. June 18 Asheboro. June 20 Wilmington. June 26 Thomasville. June 27 Spartanburg

HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR LACROSS GAME. June 6 Memorial Stadium, 310 N Kings Drive, 704-336-2884, 7:30pm

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, Kannapolis, 704-932-FANS, www.intimidators baseball.com. All games at 7:05pm unless noted. Tickets are $3-7. June 1 Charleston, WV. June 2 Charleston, WV 11am. June 7 Greensboro. June 8 Greensboro 5pm. June 9 Greensboro. June 10 Greensboro. June 17 Greensboro. June 18 Greensboro. June 19 Greensboro. June 26 Lexington. June 27 Lexington. June 28 Lexington. June 29 Lexington 5pm

LAKE WYLIE SPLASH DASH. Camp Thunderbird, River Hills Highway 49, 803-831-2827, www.lakewyliesc.com. June 1 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk. Registration: $15 in advance, $20 the day of the race. Registration begins at 7am. Run time is 8am; walk time is 8:10am.

LATTA LAUNCH CANOE & KAYAK RACE. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-588-8221, www.paddlingevents.com. June 28 9th annual race will start and end at the picnic area of the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve in Huntersville, N.C. The canoe course is 3.5 mi and the racing canoe course is approx. 7 mi. Registration on race day: 8:30am - 9:30am. A pre-race meeting for participants will be held at 9:30 AM followed by the race start at 10:00 AM.

SUMMER SHOOTOUT SERIES. Lowe's Motor Speedway, Hwy 29, 704-455-3200 www.lowesmotorspeedway.com. Featuring Legends Cars, Bandoleros, and Thunder Roadsters plus a NASCAR Celebrity Grudge Match. Tuesday nights. Gates open at 5pm, feature racing starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children. June 10 Opening Night. June 17 Extreme Street Bike Showdown. June 24 School Bus Racing Spectacular

THEATER

DISNEY'S THE LION KING. Belk Theater, 704-348-5800. Through June 22. Showtimes: Tuesday-Thursday 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:15 pm,. Saturday and Sunday matinees 2 pm, Sunday 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $25-$100. Currently tickets are available only at the box office.

THE MUSIC MAN. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 704-330-6534. June 4-7, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8pm, June 8 at 2:30pm, June 10 at 7pm. All tickets are $16.

CAROLINAS CONTEMPORARY PLAYWRIGHTS' FESTIVAL. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, 704-334-9128, www.alwayspatsycline.net. June 5-8. Staged readings of four new plays. Jerusalem by Robert Siegel, The Privy War of Printz Cotton by Bob Chubon, Serenity by Schuyler J. Baechman and Melissa Dudek, and. The Shadow of Eldorado by Steve Willis. Thursday June 5 7:30pm,. Friday June 6 7:30pm, Saturday June 7 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8:30pm;. Sunday June 8 2pm, 5:30pm. Tickets $6, package of all four plays, $20.

CRAVINGS. Theatre Charlotte 501 Queens Road, 704-334-9128, www.theatrecharlotte.org. June 12-14 and 19-21. Willoughby Avenue Productions presents Cravings by Ann Marie Oliva. Directed by April A. Jones. Showtime: 8pm. Tickets $12, adults; $10, students/senior/advanced.

MY FAIR LADY. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson, 704-894-2135. June 12-14, June 19-21. Tickets $18-20. Showtime: 8pm. Presented by Davidson Community Players

THE FRIAR AND THE NURSE. Southend Performing Arts Center, 201 Rampart Street, 704-332-5300. The Epic Arts Rep Theatre presents this play based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and written by Stan Peal. June 12-28, Thursdays-Sundays, 8pm. June 22, Sunday matinee, 2pm

JULIUS CAESAR. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3134 Cullman Avenue, 704-375-2826, www.chickspeare.org. June 12-14, 18-21, 26-28. Tickets $15. Showtime: 8pm.

A CHORUS LINE. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 704-330-6534. June 18-21, 25-28 at 8pm, June 10 at 7pm, June 22 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $16.

HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH. Spirit Square's Duke Power Theatre, 704-372-1000, www.performingartsctr.org. May 28-June 15 Presented by The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. Musical direction by Craig Spradley. Wed & Thu 7:30pm; Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun June 15 at 2pm. Tue June 3 at 7:30 pm 'pay what you can night.' Single tickets $15-$20.

Shuffletown USA. Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 3413 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., 704-504-5044. New stage work by Generations Theatre Group, based on Judy Rozzelle's "Memories of Shuffletown." June 6-7 at 8pm. June 8 at 3 pm.

WORLD WITHOUT END. The Farm Theatre. The Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Blackbox Theatre, 1017 E. Morehead Street, www.thefarmtheatre.com. June 12-14, 19-21, 26-28. Advance tickets $10, Adults $12, Students $5. Showtime: 8pm.


JULY

ART/HISTORY

AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 401 N. Myers Street, 704-374-1565, www.aacc-charlotte.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm. July 8 through August 31 Art Exhibit Perspectives of our Faith featuring "Psalm 23" photographic works by West Blvd. YMCA Youth, "Spiritual Awakenings" paintings by Wadsworth Jarrell, and "A Day In The Spirit" mixed media by Karen Barber. An exhibit opening reception will be held on July 11. July 26 Family Cultural Appreciation Day Festival. Heritage Saturdays Series:. July 12 Charleston SC, slavery sites and seagrass basket marketplace. July 19 Atlanta, Black Arts Festival, ML King Museum, and Hammond House Museum. July 26 Yoruba African Village SC

ART 1 GALLERY AND INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER. 170 W. Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, 704-854-8800, www.art1gallery.org. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm. Through-July 25 Scenes from the Blue Highways. Exhibit features artists Cama Tadlock, Jan Yearwood, Dorothy Shoemaker, and Madeline Dukes.

Art Institute of Charlotte. July 1-30 The Egg Still Life Series by Wil Bosbyshell. Artist reception July 23, 5:30-7pm, free and open to public.

CENTER OF THE EARTH GALLERY. 3204 N. Davidson Street, 704-375-5756. July 4-August 30 Exhibition of gallery artists

CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY. 3500 Shamrock Drive, 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. Admission $2, kids 6-12,. $4, seniors and students; adults, $6. Through June 2004 The Faces of Our State. Through September Soldiers' Stories: War in the First Person

ELMWOOD PINEWOOD CEMETERY. On 6th Street located two blocks north of W. Graham Street, 704-386-7286. Guided Walking Tour. July 19 Tour begins at 11am and lasts approximately one hour. Come learn about the man trampled by an enraged elephant on Trade Street, see confederate and fireman memorials as well as the graves of Dr. Annie Alexander, the South's first female physician and more.

HIDELL BROOKS GALLERY. 1910 South Boulevard Suite 130, 704-334-7304. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm. Admission is free. Through July 12 Introductions. Exhibit introduces eight new artists to the southeast. July 18-August 30 Fifth Year Anniversary. Group exhibition celebrating the fifth year of the gallery with new work by all gallery artists including Eric Aho, Arless Day, Philip Geiger, Wade Hoefer, and David Kroll.

HODGES TAYLOR GALLERY. 401 N. Tryon Street, Suite 108 Transamerica Square, 704-334-3799. July 2 through August 29 Summer Invitational featuring artists. Michael Barringer, Virginia Derryberry, Philip Lopez, and Rudy Rudisill, winner of the First Builin Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture "Outstanding Prize." A reception will be held July 11 from 6-8pm.

JOIE LASSITER GALLERY. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 1-4pm. 318 E. 9th Street, 704-373-1464, www.lassitergallery.com. Through July 31 works on paper by Shaun Cassidy. In this collection, Cassidy investigates time and the memory of place and activity.

LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH. 200 E. Seventh Street, 704-333-1887, www.museumofthenewsouth.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; $17, family; $5, students and seniors. July 9 Historian's Highlight Tour. Dr. Tom Hanchett leads a tour of the exhibit Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers. Call to reserve space. Through-August 7 Sunrise to Sunset: Mill Towns of the Southern Piedmont,. Cultivating Common Ground, and New South Old South, Somewhere in Between. . Through September 29 Pen and Ink Politics: Thomas Nast's Reconstruction-era Cartoons and African American Equality

THE LIGHT FACTORY. 809 W. Hill Street, 704-333-9755, www.lightfactory.org Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Through June 21 Stillwater: William Wylie. Relationships of time and event reflect and reverberate on water surfaces.

MINT MUSEUM OF ART. 2730 Randolph Road, 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org. July 5-September 7 Passing The work of six artists who exemplify some of the themes and influences of Romare Bearden's work. Through July 14 Arts of West Africa An exhibition of recent acquisitions to this permanent display. Through September 28 Masterful Prints. Through October 19 Burlon Craig and His Legacy. Hours: Tuesday, 10am-10pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; students & seniors, $5; ages 6-17, $3.

MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT + DESIGN. 220 N. Tryon Street, 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; $5, students & seniors; $3, ages 6-17. Through July 27 Point of View II Exhibition. Through August 3 Constructing Elozua: A Retrospective

MUSEUM OF YORK COUNTY. 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill SC, 803-329-2121, www.yorkcounty.org. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm. Admission: $5, adults; $4, seniors over 60; $3, students; children five and under, free. Through July 20: Virtue Leads and Grace Reveals: Embroideries and Education in Antebellum South Carolina. Favorite Films Festival. July 1 and 2 Lady and the Tramp. July 8 and 9 Many Adventures Winnie the Pooh. July 15 and 16 Great Mouse Detective. July 22 and 23 Peter Pan in Return to Never Land. Showtimes for all films: 11am and 2pm on Tues & Wed. Movies free with museum admission. Reservations required for groups. Cardboard Rocket Planetarium Program. Thursdays and Fridays, 11am. For grades K-2. Planet Patrol Planetarium Program. Thursdays and Fridays, 2pm. For grades 3,4,and 5. Carolina Skies. Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm and 3pm. Explorers of Mauna Kea. Saturdays and Sundays 4pm.

SHAIN GALLERY. 601 B Providence Road, 704-334-7744, www.shaingallery.com. July 11 Summer Reception from 6-9pm featuring paintings by gallery artists and by Andrew Braitman, Geoffrey Johnson, Connie Winters, and Amy Dobbs.

W.D.O. GALLERY. 214 N. Tryon Street Hearst Plaza Suite 1, 704-333-9123, www.gallerywdo.com. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday; 10am-6pm. Through July 31 Compelling Artworks Bridging the Fine and Decorative Arts in an Elegant Cool Atmosphere. Featuring artists who have shown major works during the Winter/Spring season and previews of feature artists in the upcoming Winter/Autumn Season.

FOURTH OF JULYAMERICAN LIFE CELEBRATION. The Room, 1812 Montford Drive, 704-527-4511, www.theroom.tv. July 4-6 Parking Lot Party. Bands include the Never, Marat, Jennyanykind and more. All weekend, indoor and outdoor stages.

CELEBRATE AMERICA!. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Garden opens at 4pm, opening musical act at 7pm, symphony at 8pm, and fireworks at 9pm. Admission: $8, adults; $4, children. Members free.

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill SC, 704-36-HOMER, www.charlotteknights.com. Game Time: 7:15pm. Baseball's Salute to American Fireworks Night. Buffalo Bisons

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY POPS. 704-972-2000, www.charlottesymphony.org,. July 4 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 8:15 pm, Free. www.dsbg.org

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The Penguin, 1921 Commonwealth Avenue, 704-375-6959. July 4, bands all day.

HARD TIMES FAMILY PICNIC. Fat City, 3127 N. Davidson Street, 704-343-0240, www.fatcitydeli.net. Various bands all day long.

LAKE WYLIE. Buster Boyd Bridge, Hwy. 49. 803-831-2827. July 4, start time is 9:15pm. Since the fireworks are launched from Camp Thunderbird, public will have its best view from the shoreline restaurants such as T-Bones At The Lake, or public boat landings.

PARAMOUNT'S CAROWINDS. 704-588-2600, 803-548-5300 or 800-888-4386. July 4 & 5, 10pm. "Nights of Fire," pyrotechnics spectacular is best viewed from the Thrill Zone area of the park.

PUCKETT'S FARM EQUIPMENT. 2740 W. Sugar Creek Road, 704-597-8230, www.amagickgarden.com/puckettsfarmequip.html. July 4 Farm Fest '03, Part Time Blues Band, plus The Stragglers. Bar-B-Q, cookout extravaganza

UNCLE SAM JAM. Dixie's Tavern (Parking Lot), 301 E. 7th St. 704-374-1700. July 3, Featuring Lifehouse and more

SKYSHOW 2003. W. Trade St. at N. Tryon St., music, food and fireworks after dark.

FUN STUFF

BEN AND JERRY'S FREE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES. Ben and Jerry's Davidson, 202 S. Main Street Davidson, 704-892-0604. July 14 My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Movie begins at dusk in the parking lot of Ben and Jerry's Davidson. Free concert featuring Lura begins at 6:30pm.

CHARLOTTE FILM SOCIETY. The Manor Theater, 609 Providence Road, 704-414-2355. July 11-17 Oscar Shorts Series, Gerry, Ararat, and House of Fools. Movies at Birkdale, 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville, 704-895-7997. July 18-24 Oscar Shorts Series, Gerry, Ararat, and House of Fools

CENTER CITY GREEN MARKET 2003. Seventh Street across from Reid's and Levine Museum. Through September 20, Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Fresh seafood from seafood.com; fresh produce from Unity Farms and Creekside Farms; hot dogs, kielbasa, and Italian sausage from New York Dogs; fresh flowers, bouquets and gift baskets; in-store specials from Reid's Fine Foods; family activities; free entertainment.

COMEDY ZONE. 516 N. Tryon Street, 704-348-haha, www.thecomedyzone.net. July 2-5 Mo Alexander w/ Jack Kearney. July 11-12 Celebrity Performance: Lewis Black w/ Steven J. Moore. July 18-19 Celebrity Performance: James Gregory. July 25-26 James Gregory. July 30-August 8 John Wesley Austin w/ Todd McCune

CORNELIUS OUTDOOR CINEMA SERIES. Kenton Place, off W. Catawba Ave & Sam Furr Rd, Cornelius, 704-892-6031 ext 160 or www.corneliuspr.org. Films edited for family viewing and subject to cancellation in inclement weather. July 2, 16 & 30 Call or visit website for titles. 7pm entertainment and films start after dark.

DISCOVERY PLACE. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261, 1-800-935-0553, www.discoveryplace.org. Ongoing exhibit: Bones: An Exhibit Inside You. Exhibit gives visitors an interactive glimpse of what the skeletal structures of humans and animals look and feel like and explores how culture, history, health, exercise and medicine are all connected to bones. Through September 1, The Change Game: Playing with Time exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to virtually speed up or slow down time. Omnimax, Top Speed. Film takes the viewer into the lives of four-world class athletes and racing professionals whose lives revolve around the never-ending pursuit of speed. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12:30-6pm. Admission to Discovery Halls or Omnimax separately is $7.50/adults, $6.50/seniors, $6/youth, $5/children. Admission to both is $12/adults, $11/seniors, $10/youth, $8/children.

HANG LOOSE. 19340 Liverpool Pkwy. Cornelius, 704-895-9004, www.hanglooseextremesports.com. Extreme Sports Family Entertainment Center. Facility offers activities for all ages including a maple skating rink, rock climbing wall, video arcade, outdoor skate park, full-service restaurant, pro-shop. Private BMX and skateboard lessons are available; summer camps are also offered. Open 7 days a week.

HOT SOUTHERN NIGHTS. Winthrop University Lake (at the Coliseum), Eden Terrace Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC, 803-323-4528. July 25-26 Enjoy the outdoor collage of theatre, dance and music. HSN will present several family oriented works with a distinctly southern flavor including choreography by Stacy Garrett McConnell and The Dance Project, a one-act musical titled The Adventures of Huck Lynn Finn, directed by Kurt Gerard Heinlein, and live music by regional artists. Bring the family, a blanket and a nice big jug of sweet tea. Music begins at 6:30pm, Theatre/Dance performances begin at 7pm. Free admission, donations accepted.

JAZZY LADIES. Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-377-2022. Annual event returns to Mint front lawn. Theme for this year is The Great American Game. July 8 Jazz: Celine Berman and Jazztrack, Film: The Rookie. July 15 Jazz: Daryle Ryce, Film: Eight Men Out. July 22 Jazz: Evans and Coppola, Film: A League of their Own. July 29 Jazz: Lauren and Friends, Film: Bad News Bears. Music begins at 7:15pm; movies at 9pm. Admission is $5 for non-members, $4 for Mint members, free for Young Affiliates.

METROLINA EXPO. 7100 N. Statesville Road, 704-594-4643. July 3-6 Antiques Bonanza. July 31-August 3 Antiques and Collectibles. Regular Fair Hours: Thursday Early Buyers/ Dealer Set-up Day, 8am-5pm; Friday- Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. Admission: Four Day Pass, $10; Thursday One Day Pass, $5; Friday-Sunday, $5, adult; $3, senior 62 and up; children under 12, free.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES. Spirit Square, 704-372-1000, www.performingartsctr.org July 7: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. July 14: Gangs of New York. July 21: Catch Me If You Can. July 28: Frida. All movies begin at 6:30pm. Tickets: $5, adults; $4, seniors.

MOVIE MONDAYS. Davidson Library, 119 S. Main Street, Davidson, 704-892-8557. All movies are shown at 10am. Call for titles.

NIGHTBEAT. July 29, Memorial Stadium, 310 N Kings Drive. nightbeat.carolinacrown.org. Carolina Crown hosts the drum and bugle corps show. Tickets range for $7-$50. 7pm.

PARAMOUNT'S CAROWINDS. Carowinds Boulevard, 704-588-2600, 803-548-5300, 800-888-4386, www.carowinds.com. More than 100 acres with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions for all ages. Rollercoasters, thrill rides, water rides, Animation Station children's area, Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion. Plus 13-acre Water Works water park. Opens daily at 10am but closing times vary. Admission is $39.99 for adults; $27.99 for children & seniors.

PARK ROAD BOOKS. 4139 Park Road, 704-525-9239, [email protected]. Book Signings. July 9: A Broken Thing by Marlin Barton. July 10: Little Bitty Lies by Mary K. Andrews. July 16: Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani. July 17: Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs. Time: 7pm.

PLCMC SUMMER FILM SERIES. Main Library, 310 North Tryon Street, 704-336-2725, www.plcmc.org. Theme this year is classic British comedies. All films will be shown in the auditorium on the lower level of the library. All films begin at 7pm, except The Ruling Class which begins at 6:15pm.

SUNDAY BRUNCH BISTRO STYLE. Bistro 100, 100 N. Tryon Street, 704-344-0515, [email protected] com. Through August 10, Chefs introduce guests to a variety of French and New Orleans inspired brunch dishes from the "Sunday Brunch Seasonal Tastes Menu." $14.95 per person w/ children's menu available for $7.95 per child twelve or under.

UNITY FARMS AT THE SQUARE 2003. Polk Park at The Square, Through October 24, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-3pm. Choose from an array of fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of Center City.

WACHOVIA OFF THE WALL MOVIEFEST. Wachovia Plaza 301 S. Tryon Street, 704-333-9582. July 11 Double Feature: Ocean's Eleven old and new. Showtime: 7:30pm.

WHEN CULT FILMS ATTACK. Main Library Auditorium, 301 N. Tryon Street, 704-336-2725, www.plcmc.org. July 14 The Great Train Robbery, Sherlock Jr., Duck Soup. July 21 Brazil. July 28 Rock n' Roll High School. Films on July 14 and July 21 will begin at 6:45pm. Admission is free.

WESTERN FILM FAIR. University Hilton Hotel, Harris Boulevard at I-85 N, 704-547-7444 for reservations. July 10-12, Over 120 films in 4 viewing rooms; dealer/memorabilia room and daily autograph and photo sessions with actors and actresses. Registration: 3-day pass $60, Married couples $75, daily pass $20/person, after 5pm $5/person. Contact: 704-365-2368

MUSIC

AMOS' SOUTHEND. 1423 S. Tryon Street, 704-377-6874, www.amossouthend.com. July 2-3 Dave Matthews Cover Band. July 19 Atheneaum

Center City After Five. 2 Wachovia Plaza (2nd & Tryon St.). Free Shows at 5pm - downtown Charlotte. July 10 Coconut Grove Band. July 17 Zoso - Led Zeppelin tribute. July 24 Too Much Sylvia - retro 80's. July 31 Voltage Brothers

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY POPS. 704-972-2000, preludes start at 7pm, concert at 8:15pm. Free admission. July 2 Village Park in Kannapolis. .

CORNELIUS LIBRARY GARDEN PAVILION. 21105 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, 704-655-9409. Garden Melodies, Saturdays at 3pm. July 5 Animal Tales with Joanna Clausen. July 19 Vitaly Cebanu, Pan Flutist

DAVIDSON CONCERTS ON THE GREEN. Show is on Sunday evening from 6-8pm and takes place on the town green. Free. For more information see the concert website at www.concertsonthegreen.com. July 13 Blues by Kent Dowell and Rick Allred

DOUBLE DOOR. 218 E Independence Boulevard, 704-376-1446, www.doubledoorinn.com. Starting June 12, every Thursday, Bill Hanna Jazz Jam 9pm-12am. July 18 Rick Holmstrom. July 19 Rob Margolin. July 26 Jimmy Thackery

MYTHOS. 300 North College St. 704-375-8765, www.mythosclub.com. July 4 Daniel Ash & DJ Keoki. July 6 T Dance w/ Tom Stephan aka Superchumbo. July 18 Planet of the Drums w/ Dieselboy, Dara, AK1200 & MC J-Messinian. July 19 Yoshitoshi Tour w/ Behrouz & MV. July 23 Paul Van Dyk

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE. 511 E. 36th Street, 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com. July 16 Taj Majal Trio. July 19 David Lindley. July 24 David Grisman Quintet

THE ROOM. 1812 Montford Drive, 704-527-4511, www.theroom.tv. July 3 Jah Creation. July 25 Moonshine Still

SHELTON VINEYARDS. Shelton at Sunset Concert Series 2003, 336-366-4724. July 26: The Embers. Tickets cost $25.

THE STEEPLE LOUNGE. 1212 Pecan Avenue, 704-333-5545. July 25 Leadfoot w/ Eliot James and the Snakes

THE SYLVIA THEATRE. 27 N. Congress Street, York SC, 803-684-5590. July 11 The $2 Pistols w/ 4 on the Floor. July 12 Rock Killough w/ Sam Anderson. July 26 Christy Snow

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE. 704-522-6500, www.ticketmaster.com, www.verizonwirelessamphitheater.com, www.cc.com. July 11 Alabama. July 25 Phish. July 28 Vans Warped Tour '03: Rancid, Less Than Jake and more.

VISULITE THEATRE. 1615 Elizabeth Avenue, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com. July 11 Barefoot Manner

SPORTS

CHARLOTTE EAGLES. 704-841-8644, www.charlotteeagles.com. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youths. All games at 7:30 pm. All games at E.E. Waddell High School. July 11 Indianapolis

CHARLOTTE LADY EAGLES. 704-841-8644, www.charlotteeagles.com. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youths. All games at 5:30 unless noted. All games at E.E. Waddell High School. July 11 Arizona. July 18 Greensboro 7:30pm

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill SC, 704-36-HOMER, www.charlotteknights.com. All games are at 7:15pm unless noted. Tickets are $6-9. July 1 Pawtucket. July 2 Toledo. July 3 Toledo, Salute to Negro League Night w/ appearance by Buck O'Neil. July 4 Buffalo. July 5 Buffalo, Second chance Independence Day Fireworks. July 6 Buffalo 2:15pm. July 7 Buffalo. July 12 Richmond. July 13 Richmond 2:15pm. July 17 Norfolk. July 18 Norfolk. July 23 Columbus. July 24 Columbus. July 31 Norfolk

CHARLOTTE POWER FOOTBALL. 8631 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land High School, Fort Mill SC,. 704-708-6243, www.charlottepower.com. All games at 7pm. Tickets $7. July 12 Charleston Firecats

CHARLOTTE STING. Charlotte Coliseum, 704-357-4801. All games at 7pm unless noted. Tickets range from $8-$50. July 5 Sacramento. July 10 Detroit. July 20 Cleveland. July 24 Detroit

GASTONIA GRIZZLIES. Sims Legion Park, Gastonia, 704-866-8622, www.gastoniagrizzlies.com. All games at 7pm unless noted. Tickets are $3-$6. July 3 Asheboro. July 5 Thomasville. July 7 Edenton. July 9 Outer Banks. July 12 Spartanburg. July 17 Thomasville. July 21 Home Run Derby 6pm. July 22 All Star Game. July 24 Asheboro. July 25 Spartanburg. July 28 Wilson. July 29 Fayetteville

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, Kannapolis, 704-932-FANS, www.intimidatorsbaseball.com. All games at 7:05pm unless noted. Tickets are $3-7. July 4 Hagerstown

July 5 Hagerstown. July 6 Hagerstown 5pm. July 7 Hagerstown. July 9 Lexington. July 10 Lexington. July 11 Charleston, WV. July 12 Charleston, WV. July 13 Charleston, WV 5pm. July 14 Charleston, WV. July 24 Delmarva. July 25 Delmarva. July 26 Delmarva. July 27 Delmarva 5pm

LAKE NORMAN YACHT CLUB. Brawley School Road, Mooresville, 704-483-7736. July 5-6 Independence Day Regatta, racing, games, dancing, dinner and fireworks.Registration required. Info at www.lakenormanyachtclub.com

SUMMER SHOOTOUT SERIES. Lowe's Motor Speedway, Hwy 29, 704-455-3200 www.lowesmotorspeedway.com. Featuring Legends Cars, Bandoleros, and Thunder Roadsters plus a NASCAR Celebrity Grudge Match. Tuesday nights. Gates open at 5pm, feature racing starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children. July 1 Fireworks Extravaganza, featuring one-on-one spectator races. July 8 Kid's Power Wheels Race. July 15 School Bus Racing Spectacular. July 22 Mascot Madness VI, featuring mascots from area sports teams. July 29 One-on-one Spectator Races, fans racing personal street cars

THEATER

CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL. The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 704-372-1000, www.performingartsctr.org. July 1-6,Belk Theater, Broadway's most popular musical - a razzle-dazzle tale of sin and celebrity. Tickets range from $23-$61.

GOD'S FAVORITE. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 704-330-6534. A Neil Simon comedy. July 2,3,5,10-13 at 8pm, July 9 at 7pm, July 6 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $16.

DESCRIPTION BEGGARED or ALLEGORY OF WHITENESS. The Farm Theatre. The Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Blackbox Theatre, 1017 E. Morehead Street, www.thefarmtheatre.com. July 31, August 1-2, 7-9, 14-16. Advance tickets $10, Adults $12, Students $5. Showtime: 8pm.

THE LITTLE PRINCE. The Farm Theatre. The Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Blackbox Theatre, 1017 E. Morehead Street, www.thefarmtheatre.com. July 24-26, Friday and Saturday 8pm, Sunday 1pm, 3pm, 8pm. Advance tickets $10, Adults $12, Students $5.

OPEN SEASON. Spirit Square's McGlohon Theatre, 704-372-1000, www.performingartsctr.org, www.summerstageonline.org. July 9-27 The Charlotte premier of a sparkling new comedy about fame, fortune and families. Wednesdays-Sundays. All shows start at 8pm, with 2pm matinees on Sundays. Tickets range from $18-$25

FOOTLOOSE. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 704-330-6534 www.cpcc.cc.nc.us. Stage version of popular film. July 16-19, 23-26 at 8pm, July 22 at 7pm, July 20 at 2:30pm


AUGUST

ART/HISTORY

AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 401 N. Myers Street, 704-374-1565, www.aacc-charlotte.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Through August 31 Art Exhibit Perspectives of our Faith featuring "Psalm 23" photographic works by West Blvd. YMCA Youth, "Spiritual Awakenings" paintings by Wadsworth Jarrell, and "A Day In The Spirit" mixed media by Karen Barber. Heritage Saturdays. August 2 Winston-Salem National Black Theater Festival with plays, teen workshops, food, marketplace. Sizzling Summer Music Series, Saturday night concerts. August 16 Fred Wesley. August 30 Carla Cook

CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY. 3500 Shamrock Drive, 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. Admission: $2, kids 6-12;. $4, seniors and students; $6, adults. Through June 2004 The Faces of Our State. Through September Soldiers' Stories: War in the First Person

ELMWOOD PINEWOOD CEMETERY. On 6th Street located two blocks north of W. Graham Street, 704-386-7286. Guided Walking Tour. August 16, Saturday at 11am. Tours last approximately one hour. Come learn about the man trampled by an enraged elephant on Trade Street, see confederate and fireman memorials as well as the graves of Dr. Annie Alexander, the South's first female physician and more...

HIDELL BROOKS GALLERY. 1910 South Boulevard Suite 130, 704-334-7304. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm. Admission is free. Through August 30 Fifth Year Anniversary. Group exhibition celebrating the fifth year of the gallery with new work by all gallery artists including Eric Aho, Arless Day, Philip Geiger, Wade Hoefer, and David Kroll.

HODGES TAYLOR GALLERY. 401 N. Tryon Street, Suite 108 Transamerica Square, 704-334-3799. Through August 29 Summer Invitational featuring artists. Michael Barringer, Virginia Derryberry, Philip Lopez, and Rudy Rudisill, winner of the First Builin Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture "Outstanding Prize."

LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH. 200 E. Seventh Street, 704-333-1887, www.museumofthenewsouth.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; $17, family; $5, students, seniors. Through-August 7 Sunrise to Sunset: Mill Towns of the Southern Piedmont, Cultivating Common Ground, and New South Old South, Somewhere in Between. Through September 29 Pen and Ink Politics: Thomas Nast's Reconstruction-era Cartoons and African American Equality

THE LIGHT FACTORY. 809 W. Hill Street, 704-333-9755, www.lightfactory.org. Through Aug 9 2003 Members Show: This yearly celebration of members' creativity is non-juried and open to all media.

MINT MUSEUM OF ART. 2730 Randolph Road, 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org. Through September 7 Passing The work of six artists who exemplify some of the themes and influences of Romare Bearden's work. Hours: Tuesday, 10am-10pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; students & seniors, $5; ages 6-17, $3

MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT + DESIGN. 220 N. Tryon Street, 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm. Admission: $6, adults; $17, family; $5, students, seniors. Through August 3 Raymon Elozua: Artistic Obsessions, 1973-2001. August 9-November 23 Sculptural Radiance: The Jewelry & Objects of Linda MacNeil. August 30-January 4 American Quilt Classice 1800-1980: The Bresler Collection

W.D.O. GALLERY. 214 N. Tryon Street Hearst Plaza Suite 1, 704-333-9123, www.gallerywdo.com. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. Through August 31 Compelling Artworks Bridging the Fine and Decorative Arts in an Elegant Cool Atmosphere. Featuring artists who have shown major works during the Winter/Spring season and previews of feature artists for the Winter/Autumn Season.

FUN STUFF

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE!. Charlotte Coliseum, 100 Paul Buck Boulevard, 704-357-4701, www.charlottecoliseum.com. August 8, Top finalists from the FOX show in concert. Featuring Carmen Rasmusen, Charles Grigsby, Clay Aiken, Joshua Gracin, Julia DeMato, Kimberly Caldwell, Kimberley Locke, Rickey Smith, Ruben Studdard and Trenyce. Tickets range from $25-$45. Showtime 7:30pm

BEN AND JERRY'S FREE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES. Ben and Jerry's Davidson, 202 S. Main Street Davidson, 704-892-0604. August 11 Stuart Little 2. Movie begins at dusk in the parking lot of Ben and Jerry's Davidson.

BON ODORI. Wachovia Atrium, 704-333-2775. Aug 9 Hosted by the Japanese Assoc.of Charlotte event features dance, a Japanese drum performance, a tea ceremony, games, food and more. Admission is $5. Time 1-5pm

CENTER CITY GREEN MARKET 2003. Seventh Street across from Reid's and Levine Museum. Through September 20, Saturdays, 8am-1pm. Fresh seafood from seafood.com; fresh produce from Unity Farms and Creekside Farms; hot dogs, kielbasa, and Italian sausage from New York Dogs; fresh flowers, bouquets and gift baskets; in-store specials from Reid's Fine Foods; family activities; free entertainment.

CHARLOTTE FILM SOCIETY. The Manor Theater, 609 Providence Road, 704-414-2355. August 8-14 Russian Ark, Morvern Callar, Metropolis (restored version), Chaos. Movies at Birkdale, 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville, 704-895-7997. August 15-21 Russian Ark, Morvern Callar, Metropolis (restored version), Chaos

COMEDY ZONE. 516 N. Tryon Street, 704-348-haha, www.thecomedyzone.net. Through August 2 John Wesley Austin w/ Todd McCune. August 6-7 Michael Reed w/ Brad Carver and Pat Duax. August 8-9 Celebrity Performance: Bob Nelson. August 13-16 Mick Veneman w/ Mike Speanburg. August 20-21 Russ Nagel w/ Julie Scoggins. August 22-23 Celebrity Performance: Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and Peanut. August 27-28 Rich Raigans. August 29-30 Hypnotist Ricky Kalmon

DISCOVERY PLACE. 301 N. Tryon Street, 704-372-6261, 1-800-935-0553, www.discoveryplace.org. Through September 1 The Change Game: Playing with Time exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to virtually speed up or slow down time. Ongoing exhibit:Bones: An Exhibit Inside You. Exhibit gives visitors an interactive glimpse of what the skeletal structures of humans and animals look and feel like and explores how culture, history, health, exercise and medicine are all connected to bones. Omnimax, Top Speed. Film takes the viewer into the lives of four-world class athletes and racing professionals whose lives revolve around the never-ending pursuit of speed. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12:30-6pm. Admission to Discovery Halls or Omnimax separately is $7.50/adults, $6.50/seniors, $6/youth, $5/children. Admission to both is $12/adults, $11/seniors, $10/youth, $8/children.

HANG LOOSE. 19340 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius. 704-895-9004, www.hanglooseextremesports.com. Extreme Sports Family Entertainment Center. Facility offers activities for all ages including a maple skating rink, rock climbing wall, video arcade, outdoor skate park, full-service restaurant, proshop. Private BMX and skateboard lessons are available; summer camps are also offered. Open 7 days a week.

JAZZY LADIES. Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road, 704-377-2022. August 5 Jazz: the Toni Tupponce Quartet, Film: Bull Durham.

METROLINA EXPO. 7100 N. Statesville Road, 704-594-4643. Through August 3 Antiques and Collectibles. Regular Fair Hours: Thursday Early Buyers/ Dealer Set-up Day, 8am-5pm; Friday- Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. Admission: Four Day Pass, $10; Thursday One Day Pass, $5; Friday-Sunday, $5, adult; $3, senior 62 and up; children under 12, free.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES. Spirit Square, 704-372-1000, www.performingartsctr.org. August 4: Chicago. August 11: Road To Perdition. August 18: Adaptation. August 25: The Hours. All movies begin at 6:30pm. Tickets: $5, adults; $4, seniors.

PARAMOUNT'S CAROWINDS. Carowinds Boulevard, 704-588-2600, 803-548-5300, 800-888-4386, www.carowinds.com. More than 100 acres with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions for all ages. Rollercoasters, thrill rides, water rides, Animation Station children's area, Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion. Plus 13-acre Water Works water park. Admission is $39.99 for adults; $27.99 for children & seniors.

PARK ROAD BOOKS. 4139 Park Road, 704-525-9239, [email protected]. August 7: Ghost Riders by Sharyn McCrumb. Time: 7pm.

PLCMC SUMMER FILM SERIES. Main Library, 310 North Tryon Street, 704-336-2725, www.plcmc.org. Theme this year is classic British comedies. All films will be shown in the auditorium on the lower level of the library. All films begin at 7pm.

SUNDAY BRUNCH BISTRO STYLE. Bistro 100, 100 N. Tryon Street, 704-344-0515, [email protected]. Through August 10, Chefs introduce guests to a variety of French and New Orleans inspired brunch dishes from the "Sunday Brunch Seasonal Tastes Menu." $14.95 per person w/ children's menu available for $7.95 per child twelve or under.

UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN KICKOFF 2003. Center City, 704-371-6239, [email protected]. August 22 United Way kicks off its 2003 campaign with music and entertainment to bring attention to the Community Care Fund. Free.

UNITY FARMS AT THE SQUARE 2003. Polk Park at The Square, Through October 24, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-3pm. Choose from an array of fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of Center City.

WACHOVIA OFF THE WALL MOVIEFEST. Wachovia Plaza 301 S. Tryon Street, 704-332-9582. August 1 Gone In 60 Seconds 7:30pm

WHEN CULT FILMS ATTACK. Main Library Auditorium, 301 N. Tryon Street, 704-336-2725, www.plcmc.org. August 4 Assault on Precinct 13. August 11 Diva. August 18 Raising Arizona. August 25 King of Hearts. Film on August 11 begins at 6:45pm. Other shows start at 7pm. Admission is free.

MUSIC

AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565, www.aacc-charlotte.org. Sizzlin' Summer Music Series. August 9, 23 and September 6. Saturday night concerts under the stars in amphitheatre featuring performers along with our resident musical ensemble, A Sign of the Times Big Band. Tickets $12. Show starts at 8pm.

BRIGHTSTAR MUSIC FESTIVAL. Spirit Square, 704-442-8259, 704-372-1000, www.brightstar.org. Featuring festival favorites from the NY Philharmonic, the Philadephia Orchestra, violinist Chee-Yun, the Johannes Quartet, cellist Andre Diaz. All shows start at 8pm. Series tickets $75. Single tickets $25. August 15-16 & August 22-23

CAROWINDS PALADIUM. Carowinds Boulevard, 704-588-2600, 803-548-5300, 1-800-888-4FUN, www.carowinds.com. August 10 "Weird Al" Yankovic. August 31 Gospel Festival Event: Yolanda Adams

Center City After Five. 2 Wachovia Plaza (2nd & Tryon St.). Free Shows at 5pm - downtown Charlotte. August 7 U-Phonik. August 14 Hot August Nights - Neil Diamond Tribute. August 21 Peace & Love

CORNELIUS LIBRARY GARDEN PAVILION. 21105 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, 704-655-9409. Garden Melodies, Saturdays at 3pm. August 2 Fiddlin' Around with Mel Burton and Sandy Rosen. August 16 Donna Duncan, Jazz Artist

CORNELIUS OUTDOOR CINEMA SERIES. Kenton Place, off W. Catawba Ave & Sam Furr Rd, Cornelius, 704-892-6031 ext 160 or www.corneliuspr.org. Films edited for family viewing and subject to cancellation in inclement weather. Aug 6 & Aug 20 Call or visit website for titles. 7pm entertainment and films start after dark.

DOUBLE DOOR. 218 E Independence Boulevard, 704-376-1446, www.doubledoorinn.com. Starting June 12, every Thursday, Bill Hanna Jazz Jam 9pm-12am. August 1 Chubby Carrier and Zydeco Swamp Band. August 9 Hadden Sayers Band. August 30 Tab Benoit

DAVIDSON CONCERTS ON THE GREEN. Show is on Sunday evening from 6-8pm and takes place on the town green. Free. For more information see the concert website at www.concertsonthegreen.com. August 17 The Stardusters Swing Band.

MEMORIAL STADIUM. 310 N Kings Drive, 704-336-2884. August 30 College Band Competition, 7pm

MYTHOS. 300 North College St. 704-375-8765, www.mythosclub.com. August 1 Baby Jane. August 29 DJ Icey

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE. 511 E. 36th Street, 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com. August 8 Leon Russell w/ Jon Shain. August 17 Leo Kottke

SHELTON VINEYARDS. Shelton at Sunset Concert Series 2003, 336-366-4724. August 23 Waller Family, 6-9pm. Tickets cost $25.

THE STEEPLE LOUNGE. 1212 Pecan Avenue, 704-333-5545. August 29-30 4th Installation of "ARTOXICATION" w/ bands Elevator Action, Baleen, K-Word, and more. DJs, artists and performers. A weekend dedicated to the art of sound and vision.

THE SYLVIA THEATER. 27 N. Congress Street, York SC, 803-684-5590. August 16 The Avett Brothers

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPITHEATRE. 704-522-6500, www.ticketmaster.com, www.verizonamphitheatre.com, www.sfx.com. August 8 Toby Keith. August 24 Ozzfest 2003: Ozzy, Korn, Marilyn Manson and more...

SPORTS

BACK TO SCHOOL MONSTER TRUCK BASH. Lowe's Motor Speedway, Hwy 29, 704-455-3200, www.lowesmotorspeedway.com. August 16 7pm. August 30-31 Southern All Ford Centennial Celebration. Auto show featuring 100 years of Fords. 8am both days.

CAROLINA PANTHERS. Ericsson Stadium, 704-522-6500, www.panthers.com. Preseason games; tickets range from $40-$54.

CHARLOTTE EAGLES. 704-841-8644, www.charlotteeagles.com. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youths. All games at 7:30 pm. All games at E.E. Waddell High School. August 1 Virginia Beach. August 9 Atlanta. August 23 Milwaukee

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill SC, 704-36-HOMER, www.charlotteknights.com. All games at 7:15pm unless noted. Tickets are $6-9. August 1 Norfolk. August 2 Norfolk. August 3 Louisville 2:15pm. August 4 Louisville. August 5 Louisville. August 14 Indianapolis. August 15 Indianapolis. August 16 Richmond. August 17 Richmond 2:15pm. August 18 Durham. August 19 Durham. August 28 Norfolk. August 29 Norfolk

CHARLOTTE POWER FOOTBALL. 8631 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land High School, Fort Mill SC,. 704-708-6243, www.charlottepower.com. All games at 7pm. Tickets $7. August 9 Asheville Grizzlies. August 23 Virginia Crimson Cardinals

CHARLOTTE STING. Charlotte Coliseum, 100 Paul Buck Boulevard, 704-357-4801. Tickets range from $8-$50. August 7 New York. August 9 Connecticut. August 14 Washington. August 20 Indiana. August 24 New York

GASTONIA GRIZZLIES. Sims Legion Park, Gastonia, 704-866-8622, www.gastoniagrizzlies.com. All games at 7pm unless noted. Tickets are $3-$6. August 1 Asheboro. August 3 Thomasville. August 5 Spartanburg

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, Kannapolis, 704-932-FANS, www.intimidatorsbaseball.com. All games at 7:05pm unless noted. Tickets are $3-7. August 6 Rome August 7 Rome. August 8 Rome. August 9 Rome. August 10 S. Georgia 5pm. August 11 S. Georgia. August 12 S. Georgia. August 13 S. Georgia. August 23 Lexington. August 24 Lexington 5pm. August 25 Lake County. August 26 Lake County. August 27 Lake County. August 28 Lake County 5:05pm

LAKE NORMAN YMCA TRIATHLON. Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius, 704-892-9622. August 23

LAKE NORMAN YACHT CLUB. Brawley School Road, Mooresville, 704-483-7736 www.lakenormanyachtclub.com. August 30-31 Labor Day Regatta. Registration required.

SUMMER SHOOTOUT SERIES. Lowe's Motor Speedway, Hwy 29, 704-455-3200 www.lowesmotorspeedway.com. Featuring Legends Cars, Bandoleros, and Thunder Roadsters plus a NASCAR Celebrity Grudge Match. Tuesday nights. Gates open at 5pm, feature racing starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children. August 5 Kid's Power Wheels Race. August 12 Championship Night! School Bus Racing Spectacular

THEATER

RUNAWAYS. Winthrop University, Johnson Hall, Rock Hill, SC, 803-323-4528. August 30-31, original script by Elizabeth Swados, with new material by Kurt Gerald Heinlein. This hard hitting and enjoyable musical/drama was originally performed on Broadway in 1981 and tells the story of a group of teens living and surviving on the urban streets. Some adult language and content. Showtimes: Saturday 8pm and midnight, Sunday 2pm and 8pm. Tickets $5 students, $10 adults (all proceeds go to the student scholarship fund).

THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Performing Arts Center, 704-372-1000, www.performingartsctr.org. August 19-24 Belk Theater. This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Featuring favorite tunes such as "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain." Tickets range from $23-$61. Showtimes: Tuesday-Thursday, 8pm; Friday and Saturday, 8:15pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2pm; Sunday 7:30pm.

THE ALLEGORY OF WHITENESS. The Farm Theatre. The Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Blackbox Theatre, 1017 E. Morehead Street, www.thefarmtheatre.com. July 31-Aug 2, Aug 7-9, Aug 14-15, All shows 8pm, Advance tickets $10, Adults $12, Students $5.

REGIONAL EVENTS

APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL. Appalachian State University, Boone NC, 828-262-6084. June 27-July 26. Featuring The North Carolina Symphony, violinist Mark O'Connor,. guitarist Sharon Isbin, BeauSoleil, Parsons Dance Company, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, Mingus Big Band, and more... Workshops and visual arts exhibition series. Tickets $12-$24 adults, $9-$16 students, and $2 children age 12 and under. Special pricing for the Outdoor Fireworks Concert w/ Lee Ann Womack. Overnight packages combining lodging and discounted tickets also available

BREVARD MUSIC FESTIVAL. Brevard Music Center, 888-862-2122, www.brevardmusic.org. June 13-August 3. Featuring performances by violinist Sarah Chang, tenor Jerry Hadley, pianist Misha Ditcher, folk singer Arlo Guthrie and conductor Keith Lockhart. Staged productions will include opera (La Traviata & Madama Butterfly) and musical favorites (Kiss Me Kate & Pirates of Penzance)

CROSSROADS. Blowing Rock Stage Company, 828-295-9627, www.blowingrockstage.com. June 12-July 6. World premiere of this musical comedy by Robert Inman, directed by Kenneth Kay.

CULLOWHEE! ARTSFEST. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. www.cullowheeartsfest.com. June 20 & 21 Outdoor summer music festival featuring Collective Soul, Delbert McClinton, Nanci Griffith, Acoustic Syndicate and more. Fri (6 pm) and Sat doors at 12 noon. $50 Whole weekend in advance, $25 Fri, $35 Sat.

DAYOUT WITH THOMAS AT TWEETSIE RAILROAD. Highway 21, between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC 800-526-5740 www.tweetsie.com. Through June 8 Thomas the Engine visits Tweetsie. Ride Thomas daily.

ROARING 20s AT BILTMORE ESTATE. One North Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 888-830-4652, www.biltmore.com. June 7-29. Third annual Roaring 20s at Biltmore Estate, featuring live jazz, kids's activities a mock radio show and 1920 games such as horseshoes and mah jongg. Guests can also learn about the 1920s history of the Estate

SPOLETO FESTIVAL. Historic Charleston, SC, 843-722-2764, www.spoletousa.org. May 23-June 8. Handel's Tamerlano, directed by Chas Rader-Shieber, Tickets $75 opening night, $65 all other performances. Delibes' Lakmé, directed by Charles Rouband, Tickets $15-$120
Summer ClassesCAROLINAS L'ABRI CONFERENCE. Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC 704-365-4652 www.carolinaslabri.org. July 31- Aug 3. L'Abri conferences are a reflection of life in the L'Abri branches. For more information visit website.

CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY. 3500 Shamrock Drive, 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. Admission: $2, kids 6-12; $4, seniors and students; $6, adults. Hands on History. July 19 Cooling Colonial Deserts. August 9 Stenciled Floorcloths. Stencil traditional 1770 floorcloth for the Hands on History room. Also learn colonial techniques to make your own. Appropriate for elementary aged children. From 2-4pm. No reservations needed. Costs $1 with museum admission. Summer Heritage Craft Series. June 14 Calligraphy. Taught by Anne T. Lane. July 19 One Stitch Wonders. Learn stitches for tatting and lucet making. August 16 Basket Weaving. Create your own potato basket. Space is limited. Call for reservations. Costs $25,members; $35, non-members.

DANIEL STOWE BOTANICAL GARDEN. Visitor Pavilion 6500 New Hope Road Belmont, 704-825-4490, www.dsbg.org/. Herbal Oils and Vinegars. June 7 and 10. 10-11:30am. Cost: $15, members; $26, non-members; $8 materials fee. Adults 16 and over. Xeriscaping. June 7. From 1-3pm. Cost: $20, members; $31, non-members. Ages 12 and older. Gardening For Night Time. June 21. Cost: $20, members; $31, non-members. Limited to ages 12 and older. For all June events, pre-registration by mail required by June 3. All About Orchids. July 12. From 10am-12pm. Cost: $15, members; $26, non-members. Adults 16 and over. Pre-registration by mail required by July 5. Designing A Hanging Basket. July 26. From 11am-12pm. Cost: $10, members; $23, non-members; $18, materials fee. Pre-registration by mail required by July 5. Handbuild a Stoneware Birdhouse with JS Pottery. August 2. From 11:30am-1pm. Cost: $25, members; $38, non-members; $30, materials fee. Ages 18 and older. Pre-registration by mail required by July 25. Garden Journaling. From 10am-11pm. Cost: $10, members; $23, non-members. Ages 16 and older. Pre-registration by mail required by August 1. Basket Weaving-Picnic Tote. August 16. From 10am-3pm. Cost: $40, members; $48, non-members; $25, materials fee. Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds To Your Garden. August 30. Time to be announced. Cost: $10, members; $23, non-members.

DAVIDSON COMMUNITY PLAYERS. For more information call 704-892-953. The Connie Company, Davidson Community Player's children's theater, will hold a teen summer drama workshop for 13 to 15 year olds July 14-17 from 2-5pm. Teen workshop participants will present three children's shows, "The Connie Co. Monkeys Around," on July 25, 26, and 27. Cost: $75. Scholarships available for financial need.

THE LIGHT FACTORY. 345 N. College Street, 704-333-9755, www.lightfactory.org. Film Criticism. Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6-8pm. Teacher Lon Bumgarner will lead critiques of the films Rear Window, Signs, and Amelie. Learn to identify a strong director's voice, a compromised script, studio interference, the technique of film acting as well as many other filmmaking components and find out how onscreen successes and failures can be attributed to them. Cost: $80/members, $10/non-members. Introduction to the Light Factory and Dark Room Demonstration. Call to schedule. Cost: $50, up to 24 participants; $75, 25-36 participants

REIDS UPTOWN. 7th Street Station, 7th St. 704-377-1312. June 28 French Country Dining Al Fresco, Sat 11am-1pm. July 12 Fresh from the Farmer's Market, Sat 11am-1pm. August 2 Summer Italian Fare, Sat 11am-1pm. August 16 Guest Chef Tim Groody from Sonoma Restaurant, Sat 11am-1pm. August 10 Summer Appetizers, Sun 1-3pm. Cost: $30/person, per class. Reservations via email only, [email protected]

TEMPLE BETH EL. 5101 Providence Road, 704-366-1948. Introduction to Judaism. Wednesdays from June 4-August 20. Learn more about Judaism, fundamental Jewish beliefs, the Jewish Life Cycle, and the Torah. Cost: $75/person, $125/couple

WINGATE UNIVERSITY. Wingate, NC 704-233-8026 www.wingate.edu. Passport is a youth camp and mission trip in one. Purpose: establishing community, building self-esteem, presenting the gospel and more. Runs June 8 - August 1.


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