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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.


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