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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.

Charlotte Antiques & Fine Collectibles Show Dealers offer antiques, home furnishings, fine art, decorative garden accessories, vintage collectibles and more. metrolinaantiqueshow.com. First weekend every month. $5-12. Metrolina Expo & Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Rd. 704-596-4643.

Matthews Summer Entertainment Movies and live music every Saturday night in June and July. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.matthewsnc.com. Free. 704-321-7275.

MidSummer Festival 2004 Featuring arts, crafts, live animals, inside museum and in the farm. Sat., June 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, after museum admission. Schiele Museum, Gastonia, 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

Mix & Max: Omnimax after hours The program is aimed at anyone looking for something different. Live music, Omnimax films, food and cash bar. Third Friday of every month. $10 members $12 (non-members). Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Nickelodeon Celebration Parade Featuring over 70 performers, the parade will be presented once daily. June 12-July 11. Regular park admission. Paramount's Carowinds. 704-588-2606.

The Nightingale Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale brought to life by the Grey Seal Puppets. Fri., June 4, 10 a.m. Free. Gaston County Public Library, 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.

Oyster Roast Annual food and music fest featuring Cowboy Mouth. Fri., June 4. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E 7th St. 704-374-1700.

'Queen of Arts' NoDaFEST Art, music, food, kid's stuff, and more. Events kick-off at Gallery Crawl on June 4. www.noda.org. All along North Davidson Arts District. Sat., June 5, 12 p.m. Free. 704-344-0300.

Run for Education Help school drop outs, the unemployed and underemployed citizens obtain long-term, career counseling and support as they complete their education. www.bridgecharlotte.com/ runforeducation.html. Sat., June 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Charlotte Merchandise Mart.

Smithfield Fair Featured performers at Highland Games, pubs and festivals throughout North America. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Scotland! Tickets available at the Scottish Tartans Museum and Chamber of Commerce. www.scottishtartans.org. Fri., June 11, 7 p.m. $10. Fine Arts Building, Franklin. 828-524-6964.

Spoleto Festival USA The festival features over 120 performances ranging from music to theater at varied venues over 17 nights in historic Charleston. www.spoletousa.org. May 28-June 13. 843-579-3100.

Step Up for Sight Metrolina Association for the Blind's first annual walkathon will raise money for the purchase of low vision aids for the visually impaired. www.mabnc.com. Freedom Park. Sat., June 5. 704-887-5122.

A Taste of Scotland Fantastic entertainment, delicious Scottish foods, parade, pipes and drum bands, dancers, clans, crafts, contests, exhibits, and demonstrations. www.scottishtartans.org. Sat., June 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Franklin, NC. 828-524-6964.

Walk As One The two-mile walk will support development and expansion of NCCJ's Youth and Community Leadership education programs by raising dollars and awareness. Last year the Walks raised $2 million nationwide. Registration begins at 1pm. Sun., June 6, 2 p.m. Free. Marshall Park.

Music

AMOS' SOUTHEND 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874 June 4 Slowhand: a tribute to Eric Clapton. June 5 The Southend BBQ w/The Dave Matthews Cover Band. June 9 Dickey Betts and Great Southern. June 10 Badfish: a tribute to Sublime. June 11 Angie Aparo w/ Willy Porter. June 12 Purgatory 14. June 17 Seven Mary Three w/Five Eight. June 18 Nocturnal Frequencies. June 19 Etheric. June 25 Zoso: a tribute to Led Zepplin. June 26 Frontiers: tribute to Journey.

CHARLOTTE COLISEUM 100 Paul Buck Blvd. 704-357-4701. June 12 New Life 91.9 Concert.

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SIR JAMES GALWAY Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000. Sir James Galway, supreme interpreter of the classical repertoire for flute, is featured in Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2 and other performances. June 16; June 17, 8 p.m. $20-$75.

DANA AUDITORIUM Queens University 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2200. June 9 The Keb Mo Band.

DIXIE's TAVERN 301 E.7th St. 704-374-1700 June 3 Atomic Joe. June 10 Malem. June 17 40 oz. June 24 Plaid Cowboys.

DOUBLE DOOR INN 218 E. Independence Blvd. 704-376-1446. June 2 Pain Killers. June 4 King Johnson. June 5 L'il Brian & Zydeco Travelers. June 6 Charlotte Bluegrass Society. June 9 Youth Night w/The Movement, Signature and The Verdict. June 10 Brian Auger's Oblivian Express. June 11 Belmont Playboys. June 12 Big Bill Morganfield. June 18 Black Market Radio. June 19 The Spongetones w/ Carpenter Ants. June 23 Haywire & Loose Leal. June 25 E.G. Kighl. June 26 Candye Kane.

DOWNTOWN ALIVE, GASTONIA Main Ave., at Marietta. 704-865-5044. June 10 The Spontanes. June 24 The Entertainers.

THE EVENING MUSE 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737. June 2 Kevin Montgomery. June 5 The Superficials Tom Eure CD Release Party. June 9 Gigi Dover Bob Sinclair Eric Lovell. June 12 Kevin Gordon Chatham County Line w/ Old School Freight Train. June 16 LJ Booth. June 18 Teddy Goldstein & Red Perspective. June 19 Devon Sproulew w/ The Virginia Reel and The Strugglers; Candlewyck. June 23 Back at the Ranch. June 25 Green Light Christy Show w/ Holly Allen. June 26 Tyre Fyre.

GREAT AUNT STELLA CENTER Elizabeth Ave. 704-944-6000. June 12 Livingston Taylor.

IRISH CUE 19501 Hwy 73, Cornelius, NC, 704-892-6904 June 5 Chew. June 11 Nick. June 12 Jag Fu. June 18 Psycle. June 19 Bridge. June 25 Sever The Tie. June 26 Hipshack.

JB'Z 2311 W. Sugar Creek Rd. 704-596-9194. June 5 Basikly.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298. June 3 Steep Canyon Rangers & The Greasy Beans. June 5 The Queen of Arts-NODA Fest and Arrested Development. June 10 Catie Curtis. June 25 Sonny Landreth and Band.

Night Sounds Afro-Am music concert series with a Latin showcase. Sat., June 5, 7 p.m. $10-$25. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Old-Time Music Jam Presented by Charlotte Folk Society. www.folksociety.org. Sun., June 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Latta Plantation. 704-387-1293.

POPCORN POPS Outdoor concerts at Symphony Park at SouthPark designed for children and their families. www.charlottesymphony.org. June 11; June 25, 8:15 p.m. $5-$10. 704-972-2000.

RODI 245 W. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC, 704-864-7634. June 3 Beth Wood. June 4 Laura Blackley. June 10 Dana Robinson. June 11 Robin Rogers Band. June 12 Bigger Than Dallas. June Deb Pasternak. June 18 Chuck Brodsky. June 25 Jon Shain. June 26 Ginny Wilder.

Sax in the City Concert Lounge Series, Hearst Plaza. www.elevatecharlotte.com. Fridays 5-9pm. 704-544-8118.

SUMMER POPS Performances at SouthPark. www.charlottesymphony.org. June 6-27, Sundays, 8:15pm. Free. 704-972-2000.

TREMONT MUSIC HALL 400 W. Tremont Ave. 704-343-9494 . June 3 Anthony Hamilton. June 5 The Legendary Pink Dots. June 10 Crimson Addict, Last November and Minus Driver. June 12 The Mullet Militia presents The Mullet 5 National MS Society Benefit. June 22 3 Days Grace w/Thornley, Low-Pro and Instruction.

Uncle Sam Jam Annual music fest featuring Fountains of Wayne, Liz Fare, The Calling and Josh Kelley. Fri., June 25. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E 7th St. 704-374-1700.

Wish You Were Here ... A Musical Postcard Presented by the North Mecklenburg Community Chorus. All performances will begin at 8pm. www.northmeckcommunitychorus.org. June 4; June 5. $10. Charles Mack Citizens Center, Mooresville. 704-947-0438.

VERIZON WIRELESS Amphitheatre 704-522-6500 June 3 Melissa Etherdige. June 13 Tim McGraw w/Big & Rich and The Warren Brothers. June 15 Jessica Simpson. June 17 Styx & Peter Frampton. June 19 Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. June 29 Rock N Soul 2004 Revue w/Hall & Oats w/Michael McDonald & The Average White Band.

VISULITE THEATRE 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200. June 4 Derek Trucks Band. June 5 Graham Colton Band w/Jason Scavone & The Noises Ten & Michael Flynn. June 9 Gavin Degraw w/Toby Lightman and Michael Tolcher. June 10 Perpetual Groove w/King Hippo. June 13 Los Lonely Boys w/La Rua.

Sports

Charlotte Eagles June 12: Raleigh (8pm); June 19: Wilmington (8pm). Waddell H.S. Stadium. www.charlotteeagles.com. $5-$8. 704-841-8644.

Charlotte Knights June 1-2: Richmond Braves (7:15pm). June 11-14: Indianapolis Indians (7:15pm), June 13 (2:15pm). June 15-18: Ottawa Lynx (7:15pm), June 16 (12:15pm). June 28-30: Scranton Red Barons (7:15pm). www.charlotteknights.com. $6-$10. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill. 803-548-8050.

Charlotte Sting June 1: New York (7pm); June 15: San Antonio (7pm); June 20: Los Angeles (4pm); June 23: Detroit (7pm); June 26: Indiana (6pm). Wednesdays. Continues through June 30. $12-$25. Charlotte Coliseum, 100 Paul Buck Blvd. 704-357-4700.

Super Stars of Lucha Libre Mexican Professional Wrestling, featuring masked men. Sat., June 19, 8 p.m. Cricket Arena, 2700 E Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600.

Theater

ANYTHING GOES Cole Porter musical. June 9-19, Tues (7pm), Wed-Sat (8pm), Sun (2:30pm). $16. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

Betty's Summer Vacation Play by Christopher Durang. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org. Jun. 16-Jul. 10, Wed/Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Jun. 27 2:30pm. $17-$22. Actor's Theatre, 650 E. Stonewall Street. 704-342-2251.

Bye Bye Birdie A musical comedy. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org. June 10-12 & June 17-19, 8pm. $18-$20. Duke Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Carolinas' Contemporary Playwrights' Festival Staged readings of four new original plays, submitted to the Festival. www.theatrecharlotte.org. June 4-6. $6 per play/$20 per package. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-334-9128.

CHICAGO Tony Award-winning musical. June 23-July 3, Tues (7pm), Wed-Sat (8pm), Sun (2:30pm). $16. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

Grease Broadway musical. June 8-10, 8pm; June 11, 8:15pm; June 12, 2pm & 8:15pm; June 13, 2pm & 7:30pm. $23-$59. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Lenny's Back www.nccast.com. Jun. 16-Jul. 3, Wed-Sat, 8pm. $12-$15. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave. 704-455-8542.

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD www.offtryon.net. June 3-June 17, Thu-Sat, 8pm. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile A comedy by Steve Martin. Winner of the 1996 New York Outer Critics' Circle Awards for "Best Play" and "Best Playwright." June 3-5, 9-12, 7:30pm; June 6, 2:30pm. $9-15. Meroney Theatre, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471.

Rent A story of young artists in downtown New York looking for love and success and struggling to make their mark on the world. Jun. 29-Jul. 1, 8pm; Jul. 2, 8:15pm; Jul. 3, 2pm & 8:15pm. $22-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Scratchy Scratcherton's Revenge A play by Stan Peal. "In Milwaukee ... No One Can Hear You Hip-Hop." Not Recommended for children 12 and under due to Adult Content. www.geocites.com/epic_arts_rep. Thur.-Sat. Continues through June 26. $15. SPAC, 201 Rampart Street in Charlotte's South End. 704-332-5300.

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Presented by the Community School of the Arts Dance Dept. & Charlotte City Ballet Company. Matthews Community Center Theatre, 100 McDowell St. Sat., June 5, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $6-$9. 704-708-4474.

Spirit of Freedom An evening of moods, movement, music and moments of life. June 11; June 12, 8 p.m. $7-$10. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Spring Student Performances Presented by DancePlace, the Official School of North Carolina Dance Theatre. Sat., June 5, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $12-25. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. [email protected]:Benefits & Fundraisers

July

4th of July

4th of July Pig Pickin' Also features live music and fireworks. Sun., July 4. The Penguin, 1921 Commonwealth Ave. 704-375-6959.

Baseball's Salute to America Celebrate Independence Day with the Charlotte Knights and celebrate America with a fireworks display. www.charlotteknights.com. Sun., July 4, 7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill. 803-548-8050.

Celebrate America! A patriotic concert by the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra followed by a fireworks display. www.dsbg.org. Sun., July 4, 7 p.m. $4-$8, free for members and under 3. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont. 704-825-4490.

Celebrate American Independence Weekend filled with readings, demonstrations activities and more. July 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 4, 1-4 p.m. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Rd., McConnels. 803-684-2327.

Lake Norman Yacht Club July 4th Regatta Lake Norman. www.lakenormanyachtclub.com. July 3; July 4. 704-865-7390.

Lake Wylie Fourth of July Fireworks Lake Wylie by the Buster Boyd Bridge, S.C. Hwy. 49 at Lake Wylie. www.lakewyliesc.com. Sun., July 4, 9 p.m. 800-866-5200.

Nights of Fire Fireworks and music extravaganza presented at park close. July 3; July 4. Free with park admission. Paramount's Carowinds. 704-588-2606.

Skyshow 2004 Music, food and fireworks after dark. Downtown Charlotte, W. Trade & N. Tryon St. Sun., July 4, 5 p.m.

Film

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

Best of Full-Frame Documentary Film Fest July 15: Into the Arms of Strangers; July 22: Ansel Adams: A Documentary. www.lightfactory.org. The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755.

Charlotte Film Society July films: The Battle of Algiers (Algeria), Distant (Turkey), The Barbarian Invasions (Canada), Academy Award Nominated Shorts (Various). Also shown at Movies at Birkdale. www.charlottefilmsociety.com. Manor Theatre. 704-414-2355.

Monday Night Movies July 12: Cold Mountain (R); July 19: House of Sand and Fog (R); July 26: 21 Grams (R). All at 6:30pm. $4-$5. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Reel Soul Films Underground films by African American producers. July 24; Aug. 27, 7 p.m. $7. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Summer Film Series Snoops and Sleuths: American Private Eye Films. Films shown Mondays, 7pm, starting Jul. 12. Free. Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-6217.

Summer Movies for Children : Awesome Animals. July 6-7: Piglet's Big Movie; July 13-14: Finding Nemo; July 20-21: 101 Dalmatians. Tues. & Wed. at 11am & 2pm. Museum of York County, 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Wachovia Movies on the Green July 9: Pirates of the Caribbean. 8:45pm. The Green, 425 South Tryon Street.

Western Film Fair The fest features daily screenings of films and TV shows, dealers, autograph sessions, trivia and more. www.westernfilmfair.com. July 7-10. $20. Hilton, University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Dr. 704-851-3113.

Fun Stuff

Animal Aid Concert An evening of music to raise funds for local animal shelters and rescue centers. Featuring Starclimber, Laura Blackley Band, Full Grown, Robin Rogers & Phil Harmonic. Fri., July 16, 8 p.m. $5. Double Door Inn, 218 E Independence Blvd. 704-756-0487.

Battle of Huck's Defeat Annual Revolutionary War reenactment. July 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$8. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Rd., McConnels. 803-684-2327.

The Comedy Zone July. 9-10: Brian Regan; 15-17 & 22-24: James Gregory; 30-31: Gary Valentine. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

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.

Domino's Pizza Grassroots Nationals This event presents short-track racers from across the country, including mini stocks, IMCA modifieds, a demolition derby, and a fireworks display. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com. Thu., July 1, 7:30 p.m. $5-15. Lowe's Motor Speedway. 800-455-3267.

Firecracker 5K Race and 1K Fun Run 1st annual race sponsored by Sharksbite Road Runners. Proceeds benefit Waymer Center Community Park. www.sharksbite.com. Sat., July 3, 8 a.m. $5-$20.

Freedom Fest at The Rock Featuring music, dragsters, funny cars, fireworks and more. www.rockinghamdragway.com. Rockingham Dragway. Sat., July 3, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. $4-$8. 910-997-3111 ext. 13.

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.

Lake Norman Raft-Up An attempt to break world record and benefit Lake Norman Marine Commission. www.lakenormanraftup.com. Sat., July 31, 12-4 p.m.

Lush Boat Party Tonic's lake-faring dance party features DJs Bill Patrick and Dennis Rodgers of the Philly/NYC-based 112 Crew. Lake Norman. www.spinfoil.com. Sat., July 10. 704-347-2582.

Charlotte Antiques & Fine Collectibles Show Dealers offer antiques, home furnishings, fine art, decorative garden accessories, vintage collectibles and more. metrolinaantiqueshow.com. First weekend every month. $5-12. Metrolina Expo & Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Rd. 704-596-4643.

Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Contest Weekly competition culminating in finals on Aug. 6. www.that80sclub.com. July 9-August 6, Fridays. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. 704-374-1982.

Mix & Max: Omnimax after hours The program is aimed at anyone looking for something different. Live music, Omnimax films, food and cash bar. Third Friday of every month. $10 members $12 (non-members). Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

Matthews Summer Entertainment Movies and live music every Saturday night in June and July. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.matthewsnc.com. Free. 704-321-7275.

Nickelodeon Celebration Parade Featuring over 70 performers, the parade will be presented once daily. June 12-July 11. Regular park admission. Paramount's Carowinds. 704-588-2606.

NightBEAT Drum Corps International competitions. http://crowntickets.carolinacrown.org. Tue., July 27, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Stadium. 888-547-6478.

Urban Nights A fashion show and after party. Sat., July 31, 8 p.m. $10. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36 St. 704-491-0176

Music

AMOS' SOUTHEND 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874 July 10 The Breakfast Club. July 17 Appetite for Destruction: a tribute to Guns N Roses. July 31 Firehouse.

DOUBLE DOOR INN 218 E. Independence Blvd. 704-376-1446. July 16 Animal Aid Concert w/ Starclimber, Laura Blackley Band, Full Grown, Robin Rogers & Phil Harmonic. July 30 Little Charlie and The Nightcats

DOWNTOWN ALIVE, GASTONIA Main Ave., at Marietta. 704-865-5044. July 8 Liquid Pleasure. July 22 The Fantastic Shakers.

THE EVENING MUSE 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737. July 2 Greg Klyma. July 3 David Olney. July 9 Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers w/Lizza Connor; Jennifer Daniels CD Release. July 16 David LaMotte. July 18 The Dempseys. July 20 Dave Isaacs. July 24 Free Planet Radio CD Release feat. Chris Rosser. July 31 Kevin Montgomery CD Release.

IRISH CUE 19501 Hwy 73, Cornelius 704-892-6904 July 2 Part Time Blues Band. July 3 Exit 55. July 9 Peralta. July 10 People. July 16 Basikly. July 17 Etheric. July 23 Unsheltered. July 24 Impulse Ride. July 31 Shadow Flag.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298. July 20 Mum w/ Snowblow.

Paramount's Carowinds 704-588-2600 July 8-10 Sonfest. July 27 311 w/The Roots. July 31 Hoskins Family w/ Aaron Wilburn, Karen Peck & New River, New Spear Revival & more.

RODI 245 W. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC, 704-864-7634. July 1 Kevin Danzig. July 2 Malcolm Holcombe. July 3 Robin Rogers Band. July 8 Lizza Connor. July 9 Gigi Dover. July 10 Willy Evans. July 15 Don De Leaumont. July 16 Martha's Trouble. July 17 Chris Cook. July 23 Rene Russell. July 24 David Childers. July 30 Darlene Cain. July 31 Planet Riders.

Smilefest A slew of bands, camping, vendors and summer fun. www.smilefest.com. Union Grove, NC. July 22-25. $85-$100.

Sonfest A 3-day festival featuring Christian music. Performers include Audio Adrenaline, Third Day, Newsboys, Jars of Clay and more. www.carowinds.com. July 8-10. Paramount's Carowinds Paladium. 704-588-2600.

SUMMER POPS Performances at SouthPark. www.charlottesymphony.org. Sat., July 3, 8:15 p.m. Free. 704-972-2000.

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE 704-522-6500. July 6 Rod Stewart. July 10 Chicago w/ Earth, Wind, & Fire. July 16 Kenny Chesney w/Rascal Flatts and Uncle Kracker. July 23 Britney Spears. July 24 Dave Matthews Band. July 25 Nickelback, 3 Doors Down w/Puddle of Mudd. July 28 KISS w/Poison.

VISULITE THEATRE 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200 July 22 stockholm syndrome. July 23 Southern Culture on the Skids. July 29 The Drive-By Truckers. July 30 Dillon Fence CD Release.

Sports

Charlotte Eagles July 9: Northern Virginia (8pm); July 10: W. Virginia (7:30pm); July 17: Westchester (8pm); July 24: Wilmington (8pm). Waddell H.S. Stadium. www.charlotteeagles.com. $5-$8. 704-841-8644.

Charlotte Freestyle Motorcross Championship Featuring stars from the X-Games and Gravity Games. Also a motorcycle high-jump contest and a big-air showdown. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com. Sat., July 24. $2-18. Lowe's Motor Speedway. 800-455-3267.

Charlotte Knights July 1: Scranton Red Barons (7:15pm). July 4: Durham Bulls (7:15pm). July 5-8: Buffalo Bisons (7:15pm). July 9-11: Rochester Red Wings (7:15pm), July 11 (2:15pm). July 19-20: Indianapolis Indians (7:15pm), July 20 (12:15pm). July 27-30: Columbus Clippers (7:15pm), July 30 (6:15pm). July 31: Durham Bulls (7:15pm). www.charlotteknights.com. Thu., July 1. $6-10. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill. 803-548-8050.

Charlotte Sting July 1: Phoenix (7pm); July 8: Seattle (7pm); July 10 Washington (6pm); July 20: New York (12pm); July 24: Washington (6pm). Wednesdays. Continues through July 28. $12-$25. Charlotte Coliseum, 100 Paul Buck Blvd. 704-357-4700.

Theater

Betty's Summer Vacation Play by Christopher Durang. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org. Jun. 16-Jul. 10, Wed/Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Jun. 27 2:30pm. $17-$22. Actor's Theatre, 650 E. Stonewall Street. 704-342-2251.

Drift Presented by BareBones Theatre Group. Jul. 15-17, 8pm; Jul. 18, 2pm. $19.99. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

THE FOREIGNER A comedy for the whole family. July 7-17, Tues (7pm), Wed-Sat (8pm), Sun (2:30pm). $16. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

The Friar and the Nurse Presented by Epic Arts Repertory Theatre. Jul. 22-24, 8pm; Jul. 25, 2pm. $19.99. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

HONK, JR. A musical for kids based on the Ugly Duckling. July 5-17, Tues-Sat, 10am. $5. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

Intimate E-Pistles Cyrano meets Queer as Folk in this romantic comedy. July 8-10 & 14-17, 8pm. $12-$15, Pay What You Can Night July 14. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA's songs propels this tale of love, laughter and friendship. Jul. 27-29, 8pm; Jul. 30, 8:15pm; Jul. 31, 2pm & 8:15pm; Aug. 1, 2pm & 7:30pm. $22-$63. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Playing with Fire An allegorical comic fable of politics, greed, love and getting what youask for. Jul 29-31 & Aug 5-7, 8pm. $12-$15, Pay What You Can Night Aug. 5. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

Quickspeare Presented by Chickspeare. Jul. 29-31, 8pm; Aug. 1, 2pm. $19.99. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

(sic) Presented by Charlotte's Off-Broadway. Jul. 8-10, 8pm; Jul. 11, 2pm. $19.99. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Rent A story of young artists in downtown New York looking for love and success and struggling to make their mark on the world. Jun. 29-Jul. 1, 8pm; Jul. 2, 8:15pm; Jul. 3, 2pm & 8:15pm. $22-$55. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Tim Conway & Harvey Korman Conway and Korman will re-create favorite classic sketches with the help of comedian and impressionist Louise DuArt. Sun., July 25, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25-$60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

WEST SIDE STORY A landmark Broadway musical. July 21-31, Tues (7pm), Wed-Sat (8pm), Sun (2:30pm). $16. Pease Auditorium, CPCC, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

August

Film

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

Best of Full-Frame Documentary Film Fest Aug. 12: MC5. www.lightfactory.org. The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755.

Charlotte Film Society August films: The Five Obstructions (Denmark), Broken Wings (Israel), Carandiru (Brazil), Crimson Gold (Iran). Also shown at Movies at Birkdale. www.charlottefilmsociety.com. Manor Theatre. 704-414-2355.

Monday Night Movies August 2: Under the Tuscan Sun (PG-13); August 9: In America (PG-13); August 16: Love Actually (R); August 23: Mona Lisa Smile (PG-13); August 30: Something's Gotta Give (PG-13). All at 6:30pm. $4-$5. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

Reel Soul Films Underground films by African American producers. Fri., Aug. 27, 7 p.m. $7. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Summer Film Series Snoops and Sleuths: American Private Eye Films. Films shown Mondays, 7pm, starting Jul. 12. Free. Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-6217.

Fun Stuff

BAC Invitational Criterium Cycling criterium will raise money and awareness for brain cancer research. www.charlottecriterium.org. Closed course, downtown Charlotte. Sat., Aug. 7. 704-332-2227.

Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash At 11-feet tall and tipping the scales at 12 tons these monster machines generate between 1,500 and 2,000 horsepower and can jump over 110 feet. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com. Sat., Aug. 21. $2-18. Lowe's Motor Speedway. 800-455-3267.

By the Sweat of our Brows The African American experience. Sat., Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Rd., McConnels. 803-684-2327.

Charlotte Antiques & Fine Collectibles Show Dealers offer antiques, home furnishings, fine art, decorative garden accessories, vintage collectibles and more. metrolinaantiqueshow.com. First weekend every month. $5-12. Metrolina Expo & Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Rd. 704-596-4643.

The Comedy Zone August. 4-7: Russ Nagel; 13-14: Jeff Dunham & Peanut; 18-21: Caroline Rhea; 25-28: Tony Rock. www.comedyzone.net. 516 N. College St. 704-348-4242.

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.

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Three-day event showcases the best of the region's bluegrass and old-time musicians, mountain dance groups, cloggers and more. Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville. Aug. 5; Aug. 6; Aug. 7, 7 p.m. $10-$12. 828-257-4530.

Racin' Round the Bases It's race night at the ballpark with the pace car from Lowe's and other race themed events. www.charlotteknights.com. Sat., Aug. 28, 7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill. 803-548-8050.

Music

AMOS' SOUTHEND 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874 August 7 Dave Matthews Cover Band. August 13 Mother's Finest.

DOUBLE DOOR INN 218 E. Independence Blvd. 704-376-1446. August 6 Robin Rogers CD Release Party. August 14 Chris Duarte Group.

DOWNTOWN ALIVE, GASTONIA Main Ave., at Marietta. 704-865-5044. August 5 Coconut Groove. August 19 The Coastline Band.

THE EVENING MUSE 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737. August 7 Malcolm Holcombe.

McCelvey Center 212 East Jefferson St., York, SC. 803-684-3948. August 28 Doc Watson w/ David Holt.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298. August 20 Burrito Deluxe w/ Matt King.

Paramount's Carowinds 704-588-2600 August 13 The Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue feat. Emmylou Harris.

RODI 245 W. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC, 704-864-7634. August 12 Dana Robinson. August 13 Robin Rogers Band. August 20 Rene Russell. August 21 David Childers. August 26 The Lascivious Biddies.

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE 704-522-6500 August 2 Vans Warped Tour 2004. August 14 Linkin Parks Projekt Revolution Tour. August 18 The Dead w/Warren Haynes. August 25 John Mayer w/Maroon 5 and DJ Logic.

VISULITE 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200 August 15 Lucinda Williams.

Sports

Charlotte Eagles August 7: Long Island (7:30pm). Waddell H.S. Stadium. www.charlotteeagles.com. $5-$8. 704-841-8644.

Charlotte Knights August 1: Durham Bulls (2:15pm). August 9, 10: Louisville Bats (7:15pm). August 11, 12: Toledo Mud Hens (7:15pm). August 13, 14: Durham Bulls (7:15pm). August 21-24: Norfolk Tides (7:15pm), August 22 (2:15pm). August 28, 29: Richmond Braves (7:15pm), August 29 (2:15pm). August 30, 31: Norfolk Tides (7:15pm). www.charlotteknights.com. Sun., Aug. 1. $6-10. Knights Stadium, Fort Mill. 803-548-8050.

Theater

Camelot The majesty of the Knights of the Round Table returns to life as Robert Goulet ascends the throne as King Arthur. Aug. 17-19, 8pm; Aug 20, 8:15pm; Aug. 21, 2pm & 8:15pm; Aug. 22, 2pm & 7:30pm. $22-$60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org. Aug. 5-28, Thu/Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm & 11pm. $25. Actor's Theatre, 650 E. Stonewall Street. 704-342-2251.

Kathy and Mo Show Directed by Ashley Kerns, featuring Jenn Quigley and Amanda Liles. Aug. 19-21 & 25-28, 8pm. $12-$15, Pay What You Can NightAugust 25. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

Omega A science-fiction adventure comedy by Tony Wright. It is the future and the male race has been destroyed by a deadly virus. Performed by an all-female cast. Aug. 6-Aug 28, Fri & Sat, 8pm. $10. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave. 704-455-8542.

Playing with Fire An allegorical comic fable of politics, greed, love and getting what youask for. Jul 29-31 & Aug 5-7, 8pm. $12-$15, Pay What You Can Night Aug. 5. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

Museums/Visual Arts
(June/July/August)

Afro-American Cultural Center The Pride Collection. An exhibit of extensive collection of art of the late Dr. Harold S. Pride, Sr. Through June. Juried Artists. Exhibit features local, state and national artists. Opening Reception: June 5, 4-6pm. June 4-Aug. 31. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Art Institute of Charlotte Gallery Abstract Vision. An exhibit by Diane Foust. Through June 30. Charlotte Foust. Mixed media exhibition Abstract Vision. Through June 30. 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. 704-357-8020.

Art Preserve Herb Jackson. A showing of Jackson's small oil paintings on panel, in conjunction with Christa Faut Gallery. Through Jun. 5. Group Exhibit. Benefit for the N. Mecklenburg Animal Rescue featuring animal related paintings and 3-D objects. July-August. 3200 A North Davidson. 704-358-8882.

Bank of America Gallery Objects of Contemplation. An exhibition of selected still life worksfrom the permanent collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Through July 5. Decades. Art from the Collection of Bank of America 1940-1990. July 14-Oct. 30. Hearst Tower, 114 N. Tryon St. 704-386-7324.

Bank of America Plaza Surface Matters. Artists from the Southeast explore surface and materials challenging the viewer to look deeper and stretch their awareness, using newspaper, steel, concrete, monofilament, fiber, acrylics and oil. Curated by Joie Lassiter Gallery. Also at First Citizens, 128 S. Tryon. Through Nov 15. 101 South Tryon Street. 704-373-1464.

Blue Pony Gallery & Press Fragments. A selection of new monotypes and multi-media work by Margret Kuehni. Through June 19. 3202A N. Davidson St. 704-334-9390.

Breathe Art Space East Wind. An exhibit of paintings, embossings, woodcuts and calligraphy by Mona Wu. Through July 3. 228 Caldwell Lane, Suite B, Davidson. 704-896-1799.

Center of the Earth Gallery Louis St. Lewis. NC native St. Lewis is known for colorful bold pop art collages on glass. Through June 19. 3204 N Davidson St. 704-375-5756.

Charlotte Museum of History The Faces of Our State. Through June. Powerful Persuaders: World War II Posters. An exhibit of propaganda posters. Through Sept. 1. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Through Sept. 30. 3500 Shamrock Dr. 704-568-1774.

Christa Faut Gallery Hot Glass Paris / Cold Glass Murano. Glass Exhibition featuring Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg. Through June 30. 19818 N. Cove Rd., Cornelius. 704-892-5312.

Cuvee Wine & Art Gallery Sky Hixson. June 1-July 31. 710 West Trade St. 704-332-5548.

Das Maultier Art Gallery Store/Gallery. Art and design shop located in NODA with affordable art for novice to the serious collector. In the Colony. 3472 N. Davidson St. 704-333-0277.

Discovery Place Mix & Max: Omnimax after hours. The program is aimed at anyone looking for something different. Live music, Omnimax films, food and cash bar. Third Friday of every month. $10 members $12 (non-members). 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. A T. Rex Named Sue. A fully articulated cast of a T. Rex fossil now on display. www.discoveryplace.org. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

ElderArt Gallery The Russians Are Coming. An exhibit of select group of Russian paintings by twenty artists who were from Charlotte's Sister City, Voronezh, Russia. Through June 30. Philip Mullen. A solo exhibition of oil paintings. July 2-Aug. 31. New Artists Exhibition. Works included are abstract, impressionistic and mixed media. July 16-Aug. 31. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.

The Evening Muse Violeta Moreno. An exhibition of recent paintings. Through July 1. 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737.

Hart-Witzen Gallery June 4 & 18: Hispanic Latin American Visual Arts Exhibit. 8pm-12am. June 12: Hispanic Latin American Gala, 8pm-2am. Projexorcism. An ambient-fueled electronica film freakout interactive art installation. Thu., July 1, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. The Human Form: figurative visual arts exhibition. Aug. 6; Aug. 20, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. 136 E. 36 St. 704-334-1177.

The Gallery at Carillon Landscapes. An exhibition of paintings, large-scale drawings and wall mounted sculptures by Shaun Cassidy. Through July 16. 227 W. Trade St. 704-334-8840.

Gallery L, Main Library Dali. The Halsman photographs. June 7-Aug. 1. Lunch Box Memories. A rare collection of 75 metal lunch boxes. Aug. 8-Sept. 26. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.

Green Rice Designs & Studio Echoes. An exploration into the concept of echoes as it relates to the artwork. Through June 10. 510 E. 35th St. 704-344-0300.

Hidell Brooks Gallery Tony Hernandez. A solo exhibition titled Reflection in King's Blue. Through June 12. 1910 S. Blvd. Suite 130. 704-334-7302.

Hodges Taylor Gallery The Figure: Inside Out, A Psychological Survey of the Human Form. Also on exhibit: Bob Trotman: Recent Sculpture. Both explore the human figure with various media. Through June 27. 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799.

Jerald Melberg Gallery Thomas McNickle. Liberating Convention, new oil paintings and watercolors. May 22-July 3. 625 S. Sharon Amity Rd. 704-365-3000.

Joie Lassiter Gallery Jimmy O'Neal. Primacy of Movement: Works from the Rose Museum "Painting 4" exhibition. Through June 11. Amy Lixl-Purcell. A multi-media exhibit titled Bounce. Opening Reception: June 18. June 18-July 15. John Nickerson. Hotter than July II: Unusual blown and cut glass forms. July 16-Aug. 31. 525 North Tryon Street, Suite 140. 704-373-1464.

JS Pottery Group Exhibition. Featuring painters, jewelers and clay artists. Through May. 27 South Main Street, Belmont. 704-829-0360.

Levine Museum of the New South Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers. Tue.-Sun. Courage: The Carolina Story That Changed America. Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit. Through Aug. 15. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

The Light Factory Robert Sulkin & Alice Sebrell. A photographic exhibition. Through June 11. Anderson Scott / Jeff Murphy. Prints and photographs. Jun. 18-Jul. 24. Kindertransport. An exhibition of photographs documenting the effort that saved 10,000 children from the Nazis. Jun. 10-Aug. 18. Member's Annual Exhibition. Jul. 30-Sep. 4. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755.

McColl Center for Visual Art NC Arts Council Fellowship Recipients. An exhibit of contemporary art by NC Artists. Through June 5. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535.

McColl Center for Visual Art Clayworks Gallery 18 Months Marked in Clay. A group exhibit. Through June 26. 301 E. 9th St. 704-332-5535.

Merrill-Jennings Galleries Loren DiBenedetto. One-woman show featuring still-life paintings. Through May. 463 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-895-1213.

Mint Museum of Art Porcelain American Style. July 31, 2004-June 14, 2005. Revelation: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Collections. May 29-Sept. 19. VantagePoint II. Julie Heffernan: Interior Transformations, featuring large scale paintings. May 12-Sept. 5. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design The Art of Gold. Exhibit presents 80 contemporary gold objects. Apr. 3-Aug. 8. The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience. July 3-Jan. 30. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County Eeew, Yuck!. An exhibit of nature's most unhuggable creatures. June 19-May 31. Rock Hill From A to Z. May 22-Aug. 15. 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. Summer Movies for Children: Awesome Animals. July 6-7: Piglet's Big Movie; July 13-14: Finding Nemo; July 20-21: 101 Dalmatians. Tues. & Wed. at 11am & 2pm. Vernon Grant. An exhibit of Grant's work, Storybook Village. Through Oct. 31. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

Pottery Central Pottery Central Gallery. Functional, sculptural and decorative pottery by local potters. Friday & Saturday 10-5 or call for appointment. 3534 Central Ave. 704-537-4477.

Redsky Gallery Experiencing the Wonder in the Common. A group exhibit. Through June 30. 4705 Savings Pl., Suite 108. 704-552-5200.

Schiele Museum, Gastonia MidSummer Festival 2004. Featuring arts, crafts, live animals, inside museum and in the farm. Sat., June 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, after museum admission. 1500 East Garrison Blvd. 704-866-6900.

W.D.O. Mitomemoria. Cristina Cordova's clay sculptures. Through June 5. Hearst Plaza Suite No. 1, 214 North Tryon St. 704-333-9123.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center Collective Expressions. Multimedia exhibition featuring Guilford College Art Faculty. Through June 19. 123 East Liberty St., Salisbury. 704-636-1882.

Winthrop University Galleries Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Artistic talent of undergrad students from all disciplines. Through June 25. 107 McLaurin, Rock Hill. 803-323-2493.


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