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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.


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