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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.