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June

Film

Ben & Jerry's Summer Movie Series All movies are kid friendly or classics. June 9; July 12; Aug. 9. Free. Ben & Jerry's, Davidson, 202 South Main St. 704-892-0604.

Best of Full-Frame Documentary Film Fest June 3: Born into Brothels; June 4: Word Wars. www.lightfactory.org. The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755.

Charlotte Film Society June films: Spring, Summer Fall Winter and Spring (S. Korea), Monsieur Ibrahim (France), My Architect (USA), The Return (Russia). Also at Movies at Birkdale. www.charlottefilmsociety.com. Manor Theatre. 704-414-2355.

Jazzy Ladies 2004 A series of evenings featuring picnics, live jazz and classic New York City films. June 1: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Bill Gerhardt Trio performs; June 8: Tootsie, Evans & Coppola perform. www.youngaffiliates.org/events/jazzyladies. $5-$7, free for Young Affiliates members. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Monday Night Movies June 7: Big Fish (PG-13 -free); June 14: Mystic River (R); June 21: Master & Commander: Far Side of the World (PG-13); June 28: Last Samurai (R). All at 6:30pm. $4-$5. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Omnimax Now showing: Ocean Oasis, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience, T. rex: Back to the Cretaceous, and Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance. Call or visit website for times. www.discoveryplace.org. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Reel Soul Classics African-American films from the late 60s through the 70s. June 22; June 24, 7 p.m. Free. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Summer Movies for Children This year's theme: Awesome Animals. June 8-9: Pete's Dragon; June 15-16: A Bug's Life; June 22-23: The Fox and the Hound: June 29-30: Brother Bear. Tues. & Wed. at 11am & 2pm. Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Wachovia Movies on the Green June 4: Finding Nemo. 8:45pm. The Green, 425 South Tryon Street.

Fun Stuff

African Folk Tales A performance of traditional stories, with dance percussion and theater. Fri., June 11, 10 a.m. Free. Gaston County Public Library, 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.

Culture Camp Children 6 & up will participate in various arts and crafts projects and interactive performing arts activities. First Saturday of every month. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

American Indian Cultural Association Powwow Traditional Native American crafts, arts, singing, music, and dancing. www.aicaofnc.com. June 18; June 19. $1. Van Hoy Family Campground, 742 Jericho Road, Union Grove. 828-464-5579.

Bayou Kitchen Comedy. Extreme Improv: Fridays 8pm - Chicago Style long form improv "The Gallery"; Saturdays 8pm - "Who's Line Is it?" style improv; Psychotic Pooch at 10pm. Fridays and Saturdays. www.extremeimprov.com www.psychoticpooch.com. $10. 1958 E 7th St. 866-467-7681.

Celtic Rock Concert Rock out Scottish style! www.scottishtartans.org. Sat., June 12, 7 p.m. $5. Fine Arts Building, Franklin. 828-524-6964.

Center City Green Market Featuring fresh produce and flowers along with live music, children's arts and more. www.charlottecentercity.org. 7th St. (College and Brevard). Saturdays 8am-1pm.

Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert Pat Talbert and Friends Performing Scottish Music, followed by slow/fast jams and song circle. www.folksociety.org. Fri., June 11, 7:30 p.m. Free. Bryant Music Bldg, CPCC. 704-366-3334.

Clover Scottish Games and Scotch-Irish Festival Eighth annual festival featuring Scottish heavy athletic competition, Irish dancing, border collie demonstrations, pipe bands, and more. www.clovergames.com. Clover Memorial Stadium. Sat., June 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 803-222-3312.

The Comedy Zone June. 2-5: Mike Armstrong; 11-12: DC Curry; 17-19: Tim Wilson; 23-26: Charlie Viracola; 30: Lawrence Thomas. 16. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

Con A De Arte A week of events sponsored by PLCMC honoring Spanish-speaking artists and writers. June 6-12. Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. 704-432-1573.

FirstBEAT Drum Corps International competitions. E.E. Waddell H.S. http://crowntickets.carolinacrown.org. Thu., June 24, 7:30 p.m. 888-547-6478.

Hardee's Summer Shootout Legends Cars, Dandolero and Thunder Roadster racing, school bus races, spectator races, fireworks, Lug Nut the World's Fastest Mascot, and games for children. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 17. $3-5. Lowe's Motor Speedway. 1-800-455-3267.

Heroes Convention One of the biggest comic book and collector conventions in the country. Artists, writers, vendors and more. www.heroesonline.com. June 11, 11am-7pm; June 12, 10am-6pm; June 13, 11am-6pm. $10-$20, kids under 12 free. Charlotte Convention Center. 704-375-7462.

Hump Day Golf Tournament Event benefitting Kids First Charity. www.elevatecharlotte.com. Highland Creek Golf Course. Wed., June 9, 12 p.m. 704-544-8118.

Juneteenth Celebration of the Carolinas The oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery features parades, storytellers, vendors, arts and more. Independence Park, 7th St. & Hawthorne. June 18, 6 p.m.; June 19; June 20, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 704-376-6160.

Lake Wylie Splash Dash Eleventh Annual Splash Dash will be held at Lake Wylie, SC. www.lakewyliesc.com. Sat., June 12, 7 a.m. $15-$20. 803-831-2827.

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