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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.
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.