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June

Film

FAMILY MOVIE FESTIVAL: Free Movie series with G and PG movies presented by the Holly Springs Branch Library. Call for movie titles. Most Saturdays. 919-567-4000. Raleigh, N.C.

FREE MOVIES AT THE LAKE: June: Night at The Museum; June 10: Charlotte's Web; June 17: Happy Feet; June 24: Astronaut Farmer. Show starts at dusk. Carolina Beach Lake Park. 910-458-8434. www.pleasurenc.org.

GREECE: SECRETS OF THE PAST June 1-22: Discover the Greek Isles, from the volcanoes of Santorini to the ruins of the Parthenon in Athens. Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Memphis, Tenn. For reservations or more information, call 901-320-6362.

HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU June 1-30: Narration by Meryl Streep and a soundtrack of New Orleans blues and gospels, Hurricane on the Bayou takes viewers on a tour of the Louisiana bayou and New Orleans. Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Memphis, Tenn. For more information, call 901-320-6362.

IMAX THEATRE AT EXPLORIS JUNE  June: Mystery of the Nile; Mystic India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration; SHARKS: 3D; The Greatest Places. Exploris is home to the only 3D IMAX theatre in North Carolina. 919-834-4040. www.exploris.org/imax. Raleigh, N.C.

MOVIES IN THE PARK June 8: Movies begin each evening at sunset with free popcorn and drawings. Bring your own blanket or chairs. Freedom Park Amphitheater. www.watershedcharlotte.com.

THALIAN HALL CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS June 1-2: The Italian; June 11-13: Black Book; June 18-20: After The Wedding; June 28-30: The Situation. $7. 1-800-523-2820. www.thalianhall.com. Wilmington, N.C.

WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE AT SHINNECOCK June 9: Film survey of the life and work of William Merritt Chase through his student life in Munich and his career in New York City. Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C. 2 p.m. 803-799-2810. www.columbiamuseum.org.

Fun Stuff

8 June 1-30: Work by Summer and 11-month Affiliate Artists. Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m. McColl Center for Visual Art. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.

4TH ANNUAL HOME SCHOOL DAY June 1: Explore the laws of physics in motion from astonishing speeds to edge-of-your seat twists and turns as Carowinds captures the core concepts of mathematics and physics every day in its thrilling rides. Carowinds. www3.cedarfair.com/carowinds.

22ND ANNUAL BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL June 2: This annual music festival is held on the Ocean Front Beach Stage near the Boardwalk at Carolina Beach, N.C. $15 ADV/$20. 910-458-8434. www.pleasureislandnc.org.

23RD ANNUAL LOBSTER FEST June 2: Presented by Church of the Servant with fresh Maine lobsters, cole slaw, corn on the cob and rolls. For more information, 910-538-3241.

37th OLD NORTH STATE ANTIQUE GUN AND MILITARY ANTIQUES SHOW June 2-3. Arms & Memorabilia of the Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI, WWII, etc. Items exhibited, bought, sold and traded. N.C. State Fairgrounds. For info call 704-282-1339. Raleigh, N.C.

56TH ANNUAL SUN FUN FESTIVAL June 1--5: Music, beauty pageants, and of course, that fun in the sun. Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.discovermyrtlebeach.com.

ACCESS ALL AREAS June 1-30: Explores the music industry and its physics, technology, history, artists and audiences. Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-320-6362. www.memphismusuems.org.

AGAPE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM June 11-30: A Christian program for children from kindergarten to 6th grade where activities include dance, etiquette, theatre, swimming, field trips and more. 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. Nations Ford Community Church. 704-522-6480.

AMERICAN ARTISAN FESTIVAL June 15-18: Some 160 artists from around the country have been selected to represent their areas of expertise. Centennial Park, Nashville, Tenn. www.american-artisan.com.

ANNUAL JAMIL AQHA HORSE SHOW June 7-10. Camden Equestrian Center & Entertainment Complex, Columbia, S.C. 803-432-9100.

BLUEBERRY PICKING June 1-30: Come to the Nesbit Blueberry Plantation on Bankston Road and pick your own or they will pick them for you. Memphis, Tenn. 662-429-3778. www.desotocountytourism.com.

BEYOND THE MAKER'S MARK June 1-30: Celebrated, silversmith, Paul de Lamerie's Silver in the Cahn Collection to be shown. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tenn. 901-544-6200. www.brooksmuseum.org.

BODY WORLDS June 13-30: Featuring more than 200 human specimens that allow visitors see and understand physiology in an unforgettable anatomy lesson. $8-$22. Discovery Place. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplace.org/bodyworlds.com.

C&E GUN SHOW June 16-17. Merchandise Mart.

CENTER CITY GREEN MARKET June 1-30: Fresh local produce, fish, flowers, and handmade crafts. June 16: The Great Cookie Crumble -- annual cookie contest. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.--1 p.m. Seventh Street, across from Reid's Fine Foods. www. Centercitygreenmarket.com.

CENTER OF THE EARTH GALLERY June 1-June 30: New works by Elena Madden and James Couper. Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with the NoDa Gallery Crawl. 704-375-5756. www.centeroftheearth.com/www.noda.org.

CHASEN GALLERIES June 1-29: Expressions by Michael Sprouse. Original paintings on canvas. 704-376-0066.

CHILDREN'S FISHING RODEO June 30: The lake will be stocked with over 1,500 lbs of catfish ready to be caught. Prizes will be awarded for Biggest Fish (by weight) and Heaviest String of Fish in the age categories. 901-385-5589. Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center, Memphis, Tenn.

CITYSCAPES AND COUNTRY VIEWS June 1-3: Collections of prints to show how Americans have defined themselves through their landscape. Brooks Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-544-6200. www.brooksmuseum.org.

COMEDY ACTING DAYCAMPS June 18-30: For boys and girls ages 8-18. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte. 704-540-7781.

CREATIVE LOAFING POLITICAL PARTY June 6. Neighborhood Theatre. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

CULTURE CAMP June 2: Intergenerational hands on workshop that will use the music we know and love as the inspiration for creativity writing and movement. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $3-$5. Afro-American Cultural Center. www.aacc-charlotte.org.

DOGSWALK AGAINST CANCER June 9: American Cancer Society's non-competitive walk dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the fight against both human and animal cancers. 8 a.m. Metro Paws, Southend. 704-574-7577. www.acsevents.org/dogswalk.

DUB MAGAZINE CUSTOM AUTO SHOW & CONCERT June 3: The best place to see the newest cars and the only place to see them fully customized to their highest potential and some of the hip-hop world's top artists together on the main stage. Charlotte Convention Center. www.vistcharlotte.com.

ELDER GALLERY June 1-30: Real & Imagined. New works by Aaron Morgan Brown and David Skinner. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT NIGHT June 8: Free with museum admission. 5:30-8pm. Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C. 803-799-2810. www.columbiamuseum.org.

FIESTA LATINA June 23: Hosted by the Hispanic Liasion of Chatham County, includes kids area, music, raffles, and the famed Fiesta Latina Queen and Miss Chiquita contest. Shakori Hills Farm, Pittsboro, N.C. 12-8 p.m. www.evhnc.org.

FORWARD MOTION DANCE June 21- 24: A unique evening and afternoon performance celebrating contemporary modern dance. Thalian Hall Performing Arts Center, Wilmington, N.C. 1-800-523-2820. www.thalianhall.com.

FRISSON: ARTISTS RESPOND TO ART June 1: Musicians and poets perform pieces inspired by artwork in the museum. Local poets and performers Eboni Ramm and Porchia Moore will explore the imagery of Jacob Lawrence. Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C. 6:30 p.m. 803-799-2810. www.columbiamuseum.org.

HEROES CONVENTION 2007 June 15-17. Charlotte Convention Center. www.visitcharlotte.com.

HISTORIC SATURDAYS June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Costumed interpreters will present various aspects of life in the 18th and 19th centuries, with themes changing each week. Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, S.C. 803-684-2327. www.chmuseums.org.

ISLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL June 28-30: 5-day celebration of 12 programs honoring the history and culture of African Americans "Gullah People", and the historic treasures of their Sea Island home "James Island". Charleston, S.C. www.islandheritagefestival.com.

JAMES O. PATTERSON, THE BISHOP AND THE MAN June 1-3: Exhibit looks into the private life of James O. Patterson, as well as the life he led as bishop. Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-320-6362.

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS June 6: Charlie Ridgeway signs Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent; June 16: Carmine Prioli signs The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks; June 20: Joseph Mills and Danielle Tormey sign The Guide to North Carolina Wineries, 2nd Ed; June 25: Tim Hollis signs Land of the Smokies. 704-602-9800. www.josephbeth.com.

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL OF THE CAROLINAS June 15-17: Celebration of humanity and universal freedom with cultural traditions and diversity through food, arts, and music. 10 a.m.--7 p.m. Independence Park. www.juneteenthofthecarolinas.com.

JUNIE B. JONES AND THE SMELLY BUS TOUR June 23. ImaginOn: The Joe & Joann Martin Center, McColl Family Theater. 704-602-9800 www.imaginon.org.

KIDSFEST June 15-30: "Untamed Illusions" brings majestic cats and grand illusions for summertime family fun in the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. www.dollywood.com.

KITTY HAWK KITES KITEBOARDING COMPETITION June 29-30: Come see some of the best kiteboarders in the world right here on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head, N.C. 877-FLY-THIS. www.kittyhawk.com.

LADY CATS AUDITIONS June 2: Preliminary auditions for the 2007-2008 Charlotte Bobcats Dance Team. Dancers must be 18 years old and older. 9 a.m. Charlotte Bobcats Arena. www.charlottebobcatsarena.com.

LOWES FOODS TASTE OF CHARLOTTE June 1-3: Enjoy an array of culinary delights as you choose form more than 100 samples from Charlotte's Finest Restaurants. Rain or Shine. www.tasteofcharlotte.com.

MARY CASSATT: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST June 23: The story of her years in Paris, her relationship with Degas, the influence of her Philadelphia family, is shown through on-location footage and stills. Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C. 2 p.m. 803-799-2810. www.columbiamuseum.org.

MEMPHIS ITALIAN FESTIVAL June 1-2: Authentic Italian cuisine, music, arts, crafts, games and more. There will also be a spaghetti gravy contest and an Italian Mass. Marquette Park, Memphis, Tenn. 901-767-6949.

MINT MUSEUM OF ART June 1-3: "Personal Preferences": 67 Paintings from the Jim Craig and Randy Johnson Collection. June 1-30: Vantage Point VI: Tom Hunter: Contemporary Narratives. June 1-30: Lynn Saville, "Night Vision": photographs in the post twilight hours. June 30: "An American Vision": Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum. Chronicling America's past through the decorative and useful arts of our ancestors from 1640-1860. June 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: Adult/child workshops for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Children learn about original works of art and have hands on art activities from 10-11:30 a.m. $30-$50. 704-337-2098. June 18-22, 25-29: Art ABCs: Basic Art Camps for grades 1-3. A week-long exploration of materials, techniques and expression for young artists from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $130-$150. June 25-29: Art ABCs: Basic Art Camps for students grades 4-6. www.themintmuseums.org.

MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT & DESIGN June 1-30: "Observations" by Ann Wolff is a collection of 84 works including bronzes, charcoals, glass sculptures, pastels and watercolors. June 2: "Point of View IV": Windgate Charitable Foundation. Includes a collection of 25 American, European, and Japanese art acquisitions in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal and wood. June 21: Target Third Tuesdays: Live Jazz. View the collections and exhibitions and enjoy live vocalist Dawn Anthony while snacking on light hors d'oeuvres from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 30: Celebrate the Nation's birthday and tour a visual chronicle of American history from 1640-1860 in the exhibition "An American Vision": Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum. www.themintmuseums.org.

MODERNISM IN AMERICAN SILVER June 1-30: 150 works from 1925-2000 to be viewed. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. 901-761-5250. www.dixon.org.

MS. AMERICAN RENAISSANCE SPIRIT PAGEANT June 28--30: Greensboro, N.C. www.americanrenaissancepageant.com.

MRS. SOUTH CAROLINA PAGEANT June 23: Newberry Opera House, Columbia, S.C. www.newberryoperahouse.com.

OLD TYME FESTIVAL June 2: Remember the past through arts, crafts, reenactments, antique tractors, children's games and more. The festival presented by Olive Branch City Park will benefit the DeSoto Sunrise Homes. 662-342-0155. Memphis, Tenn.

SATURDAY GRAPES BY THE BUNCH June: Saturdays. Sample wines at a special price. The Grape at Cameron Village. 919-833-2669. Raleigh, N.C.

SILVER LECTURE SERIES June 2: Lecture features Modern Silver of the Jazz Age, by Kevin Tucker, Exhibition Co-Curator, Dixon Gallery and Gardens. 9:30 a.m. Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. 901-761-5250. www.dixon.org.

SKATEBOARD TOURNAMENT June 9: It's time to see who has the best moves. Register before June 6 for $10, after $20. Kernersville Skate Park, Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-996-3062. www.toknc.com/pr.

SLAMCHARLOTTE June 15: Poetry Slam hosted by Bluz. Spirit Square. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

SOUL FOOD! AFRICAN-AMERICAN COOKING & CREATIVITY June 1-30: Over 50 works including photographs, mixed media installations, paintings, and artifacts illustrate the roots of soul food and the development of black culinary traditions. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tenn. 901-544-6200. www.brooksmuseum.org.

SOUTH CAROLINA REPTILE & EXOTIC ANIMAL SHOW June 16-17: Event presented by Repticon, offers a variety of vendors with reptiles, supplies, feeders, cages, and other reptile merchandise. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jamil Shrine Center, Columbia, S.C. $5-$8. 407-230-7217. www.repticon.com.

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA June 1-10. Charleston, S.C. www.spoletousa.org.

SPRING & SUMMER 2007 MAIN STREET MARKETPLACE June 1-29. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boyd Plaza, Columbia, S.C. 803-779-4005 ext. 2042. www.citycentercolumbia.sc.

SUMMER DAY CAMP June 1-30. Learn about archaeology, food, medicine, weapons, song and dance, as well as crafts. Chucalissa Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-785-3160.

SWEETGRASS CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL June 7-9: Part of the renowned Annual Piccolo Spoleto Celebration. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 843-856-9732. www.sweetgrassfestival.com.

TEMPLES AND TOMBS June 1-2: Treasures of Egyptian Art from the British Museum. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. 919-839-6262. www.ncartmuseum.org.

TWIN CITY RIBFEST June 14-16. Winston-Salem, N.C. www.twincityribfest.com.

THE UNEXPLAINED: ALIEN ABDUCTIONS June 2-3: Hear four different stories of those who claim to have been abducted by aliens and see how hypnosis has been used in recalling their experiences aboard spacecraft. S.C. State Museum, Columbia, S.C. 803-898-4952. www.museum.state.sc.us.

WIL-BEAR WRIGHT'S FESTIVAL June 13: A day filled with fun activities for kids. Make and fly your own kite, try yo-yo stunts, get your face painted, free balloons, candy and lots of fun. Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head, N.C. 877-FLY-THIS. www.kittyhawk.com.

WWE PRESENTS SMACKDOWN! AND ECW. June 19: Undertaker, Kane, Batista, Bobby Lashley, Mr. Kennedy, Chris Benoit, Playboy Playmate Ashley, Finlay, Sabu, RVD, Sandman, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, Matt Hardy, Gregory Helms, and more are scheduled to appear. 7:30 p.m. $20-$70. Charlotte Bobcats Arena. www.charlottebobcatsarena.com.

WWE RAW June 17. RBC Center. www.rbccenter.com. Raleigh, N.C.

YOUTHDAY CAMP June 14: Experience Juneteenth Youth Celebration. "Literacy is Freedom" is a celebration of history through an artistic focus on literacy and freedom. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hawthorne Park and Recreation Center. www.aacc-charlotte.org.

Music

AMERICAN PIE OLDIES MUSIC FEST June 9: The music is live and non-stop. Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.myrtlebeach.com.

2007 SOUTHEND SUMMER SERIES BLOCK PARTY June 23: Come out to listen to local DJs while enjoying complimentary food and beverages. Attendees will also receive special shopping incentives from local stores like Niche, Blacksheep, Glamour Puss, and American Apparel. 2-10 p.m. SouthEnd.

A JARRELL AFFAIR June 1: The Funk w/ Bum's Lie, Hope Massive, Eyes of the Elders and Graham Cracker. 704-559-5280.

AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER June 24: All that Jazz: Straight Ahead Jazz Series featuring Tyrone Jefferson and Going Through Changes. 5-8 p.m. $8 -$10. 704-374-1565. www.aacc-charlotte.org.

AIRLIE CONCERT SERIES June 1 & 15: Dancing Under the Stars concert. $3-$8. Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, N.C. 910-798-7700. www.airliegardens.org.

AMOS' SOUTHEND June 1: Chevelle w/ Finger Eleven; June 2: Lyfe Jennings; June 7: Corey Smith; June 8: Badfish (Sublime tribute) w/ Scotty don't; June 9: Purgatory; June 10: Pat's Hold on to Hope 07 Benefit f/ The Spongetones June 16: Chuck Brown; June 22: Rabbit in the Moon; June 27: Kevin Maxx; June 29: Bowling for Soup. 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com.

ASHVILLE MUSIC JAMBOREE June 1-3: Featuring performances by Michael Franti, Keller Williams, Acoustic Syndicate and more. Deerfields Amphitheater, Mills River, N.C. www.amjam.net/ www.deerfields.com.

BLUES OUT BACK June 8: Abe Reid. Gaston County Museum of Art & History, Dallas, N.C. 704-852-6025. www.gastoncountymusum.org.

BUDLIGHT DOWNTOWN LIVE June 2: Everclear; June 16: Unforgettable Fire (U2 Tribute Band); June 30: Firehouse. Moore Square District, Raleigh, N.C. www.raleighdowntownlive.com.

CENTER CITY ALIVE AFTER 5 June 7: Zoso (Led Zeppelin Tribute); June 14: Zac Brown; June 21: Who's Bad (Michael Jackson Tribute); June 28: The Breakfast Club. Wachovia Plaza Uptown.

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2007 June 7-10. Nashville, Tenn.

CMT DUKEFEST 2007 June 2-3: Two days of music, car stunts and family fun. Music City Motorplex, Nashville, Tenn.

DOUBLE DOOR June 9: Black Eyed Susan. 704-376-1446. www.doubledoorinn.com.

DOUBLE DOOR at THE LAKE June 1: Cloud Nine; June 2: Mercedez; June 15: Blue Monday; June 23: Reagonomics; June 30: Tim Clark Band. 704-892-6766. www.doubledooratthelake.com.

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2007 June 23-28. Greensboro, N.C.

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES June 15: Enjoy a different type of music each month. 6-8 p.m. Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Kure Beach, N.C. 910-458-8434. www.pleasureislandchambernc.org.

GASTONIA'S DOWN TOWN ALIVE CONCERT SERIES June 14: The Spongetones; June 28: Billy Scott & The Prophets. www.gastoniadowntown.org.

HEARST SUMMER CLASSICS June 7, 14, 21 & 28: Thursdays, includes a variety of jazz muscians. Noon-2 p.m. Hearst Tower Plaza. www.hearsttower.com/info.

MAYFAIRE MUSIC ON THE TOWN Starting June 1: Every Friday night for the best free music Wilmington has to offer. Wilmington N.C. www.mayfairetown.com.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE June 1: Asheville Music Jamboree; June 8: Sanchez w/L.U.S.T; June 9: Hip Hop is Alive Tour; June 15: Bakaloa Stars w/Tropic Culture; June 21: Tower of Power; June 23: Little Feat w/Craig Fuller; June 29: Tinsley Ellis; June 30: Blue Dogs. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

OUTDOOR ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL June 17: Come watch belly dancers, break dancers, fire tribe, live painting and poetry at Salvador Deli/Solstice for the day while listening to music from Incognito Mosquito, Humans, DJ Spam, and much more. www.wearnuthing.com/www.hardicanstudios.com.

OVENS AUDITORIUM June 20: WILCO; June 30: Paula Deen Live. www.ovensauditorium.com.

SALVADOR DELI June 8: Bums Lie; June 17: The Nothing Summer Collaborative; June 22: Near Gravity. Through June 30: "Spring Perspective," a free concert series on Saturdays.

SONFEST 2007 June 2: Contemporary Christian Music f/ Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Kutless and more. Carowinds. 1-800-888-4386/704-522-6500. www.ticketmaster.com.

SPIRIT SQUARE June 23: Betty Pride & The BP Ride Blues Band CD Release Party. $20. laylowblues@yahoo.com.

SPRING CONCERT SERIES June 2: Pigeon Roost Plaza in Old Towne, Olive Branch, MS. 662-893-0888.

SUMMER POPS June 9: Cornelius, Bailey Road Park; June 14: Pineville, Belle Johnston Park; June 23: Gaston County, Gaston County Park, Dallas; June 28: Lake Norman, Duke Energy Explorium; June 29: Kannapolis, Village Park. www.charlottesymphony.org.

SUMMER SOUL MUSIC FESTIVAL June 17: Music by Cameo, Angela Winbush and Loose Ends & Friends. American soul and Louisiana Cajun food vendors, beer and wine garden & live DJ. $25-$35. 704-522-6500 www.2thelimitevents.com.

SUNSET ON THE SQUARE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES June 7: Each Thursday night for live music, food and fun.

SYMPHONY PARK AT SOUTHPARK MALL June 3, 10, 17 & 24: Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops, 7 p.m. Free. June 7: The Spirit of the Symphony is the gala fundraiser marking the end of the Charlotte Symphony's 75th season, 6:30 p.m. $150; June 30: Celebrate America! Charlotte Symphony's Annual Patriotic Concert, 7:30 p.m. Free. 704-972-2000. www.charlottesymphony.org.

TASTE OF MUSIC CITY June 23. Nashville, Tenn. www.tasteofmusiccity.com.

TREMONT MUSIC HALL June 4: The Red Chord; June 12: The Audition; Monty are I w/ New Atlantic, The Graduate; June 13: A Static Lullaby w/ A Thorn for Every Heart, Four letter Lie, Panic Division; June 17: Casualties w/ A Global Threat; June 22: The Nightwatchman; June 23: Rise Against w/ Silverstein, Comeback Kid; June 30: Street Dogs w/ The Tossers. 704-343-9494. www.tremontmusichall.com.

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE June 13: Honda Civic Tour 2007 f/ Fall Out Boy; June 17: Poison; June 18: Rush; June 22: Toby Keith. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

VISULITE THEATRE June 2: Julie Roberts; June 12: The Red Elvises. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com.

WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE June 20: RUSH; June 23: Toby Keith. Rain or Shine, all seats subject to weather. 919-831-6400. Raleigh, N.C.

Sports

CAROLINA MUDCATS June 1-30. AA Baseball. www.gomudcats.com. 919-269-2887. Raleigh, N.C.

COLUMBIA BLOWFISH BASEBALL June 1--30: Capital City Stadium, Columbia, S.C. www.blowfishbaseball.com.

HAMMERHEADS SOCCER GAME June 2: The Wilmington Hammerheads play against the Cincinnati Kings. 7:30 p.m. $8-$12. 910-796-0076 ext 23. Wilmington, N.C.

LEXINGTON COUNTY TENNIS COMPLEX June 2: JTL Adult/Junior Tournament; June 9: JTL Singles Championships. www.lexingtoncountytennis.com. Lexington, S.C.

MECKLENBURG COUNTY 4TH ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL BASH June 9-10. Memorial Stadium. 704-336-2884. www.charmeck.org.

MEMPHIS REDBIRDS VS. LAS VEGAS June 2-5. Auto Zone Park, Memphis, Tenn. 901-721-6000. www.memphisredbirds.com.

OAK HILL ALUMNI ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME June 30: Presented by Jordan Brand. Former NBA stars including Cory Alexander, Rodney Strickland, William Avery, Curtis Staples will play along with present and former collegiate stars. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Charlotte Bobcats Arena. www.charlottebobcatsarena.com.

SPLASH DASH RACES June 9: 10K Run, 5K Run, and Walk. Camp Thunderbird, Lake Wylie, S.C. www.lakewyliesc.com.

SUMMER SHOOTOUT SERIES June 12-30: Tuesday nights, In addition to a full program of Legends Car, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing, the Summer Shootout Series includes special attractions, such as school bus races, spectator racing and fireworks. Lowes Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

MOUNTAIN BIKING CLINIC June 16: Learn bike handling skills at 10 a.m. in Fisher Farm Park, Davidson, N.C. www.www.bikepasa.com.

USA TRACK & FIELD SC ASSOCIATION June 8-10: Junior Olympic Championships; June 23: Open & Masters Championships. www.scusatf.org.

Theater

ALABAMA THEATRE Most days in June: One - Country, gospel, comedy, Broadway, and everything in between. Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.alabama-theatre.com.

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE June 1-3: See the story of a maid and her employer's son, which has gained critical acclaim. Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, Tenn. 901-726-4656. www.playhouseonthesquare.org.

Carolina Jubilee June 2: 8 p.m. $25. Newberry, S.C. www.newberryoperahouse.com

CHARLOTTE COMEDY THEATRE Fridays & Saturdays: Short Form Improv, 8 p.m. SK Netcafé. www.charlottecomedy.com.

CPCC SUMMER THEATRE June 8-9, 10, 12, 13-16: South Pacific; June 22-23, 24, 26, 27-30: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Halton Theater. 704-330-6534. www1.cpcc.edu.

Big River -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn June 22--30. Winner of seven Tony Awards, this heart-warming American saga of self-discovery and friendship begins on a raft on the mighty Mississippi River in the 1840's. www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Memphis, TN.

Guys and Dolls June 1: One of Broadway's most hilarious shows, described as the perfect musical comedy. www.rockhillarts.org. Rock Hill, S.C.

ORPHEUM THEATRE June 2-3: Voices, a stage play featuring Gary "Lil G" Jenkins, Big Sean Larkins, and Monique "Whyte Chocolate" Ford; June 8-10: The Producers, Mel Brook's Broadway comedy sensation. Memphis, Tenn. 901-525-3000. www.orpheum-memphis.com.

SESAME STREET LIVE June 1-3: Super Grover! Ready for Action. RBC Center. 919-834-4000. Raleigh, N.C.

SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL June 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24: Shakespeare is alive and well at the Greenfield Park for its 15th season. Wilmington, N.C. www.visitnc.com.

THALIAN HALL CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS June 1: Cirque de Berserque; June 28-30: The Last Five Years, www.bigdawgproductions.org. 1-800-523-2820. www.thalianhall.com. Wilmington, N.C.

JULY

Film

FREE MOVIES AT THE LAKE July 1: How to Eat Fried Worms; July 8: Flicka; July 15: Grease; July 22: Happily Never After; July 29: Talladega Nights. Show starts at dusk. Carolina Beach Lake Park. 910-458-8434. www.pleasurenc.org.

HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU July 1-31: Narration by Meryl Streep and a soundtrack of New Orleans blues and gospels, Hurricane on the Bayou takes viewers on a tour of the Louisiana bayou and New Orleans. Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Memphis, Tenn. For more information, call 901-320-6362.

IMAX THEATRE AT EXPLORIS July: Mystery of the Nile; Mystic India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration; SHARKS: 3D; The Greatest Places. Exploris is home to the only 3D IMAX theatre in North Carolina. 919-834-4040. www.exploris.org/imax. Raleigh, N.C.

MOVIES IN THE PARK July 13: Movies begin each evening at sunset with free popcorn and drawings. Bring your own blanket or chairs. Freedom Park Amphitheater. www.watershedcharlotte.com.

Fun Stuff

4TH OF JULY CRUISE ABOARD THE HENRIETTA III July 4: Come aboard North Carolina's Largest Riverboat as we celebrate our Independence Day. Boards 30 minutes prior to cruise. Prepaid reservations required. Boarding begins at 6 p.m. Wilmington, N.C. 1-800-676-0162 or 910-343-1611. www.cfrboats.com.

4TH OF JULY RIVERFRONT CELEBRATION July 4: Featuring the Battleship Blast brought to you by the City of Wilmington and the Battleship North Carolina. Riverfront Park. For more information call 910-341-7855 or 910-251-5797. Wilmington, N.C.

ACCESS ALL AREAS July 1-31: Explores the music industry and its physics, technology, history, artists and audiences. Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-320-6362. www.memphismusuems.org.

AGAPE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM July 1-31: A Christian program for children from kindergarten to 6th grade where activities include dance, etiquette, theatre, swimming, field trips and more. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Nations Ford Community Church. 704-522-6480.

ANNUAL EAST COAST GOT-EM-ON CLASSIC July 6-7: Enjoy this long running fishing tournament in its 28th year. 910-458-5065. Carolina Beach, Wilmington, N.C. www.got-em-on.com.

BATTLE OF HUCK'S DEFEAT July 14-15: A reenactment of the battle of Huck's defeat will take place near the actual site of the engagement. Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, SC. 803-684-2327. www.chmuseums.org.

BATTLESHIP BLAST July 4: Watch one of the largest choreographed fireworks displays in the State cascade over the Battleship. 6 p.m. 910-251-5797 ext. 2048. Wilmington, N.C.

BEYOND THE MAKER'S MARK July 1-22: Celebrated, silversmith, Paul de Lamerie's Silver in the Cahn Collection to be shown. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tenn. 901-544-6200. www.brooksmuseum.org.

BODY WORLDS July 1-31: Featuring more than 200 human specimens that allow visitors see and understand physiology in an unforgettable anatomy lesson. $8-$22. Discovery Place. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplace.org/bodyworlds.com.

CAROLINA CELEBRATION OF LIBERTY July 1, 4 & 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Columbia, S.C. www.firstbaptistcolumbia.com. 803-256-4251.

CENTER CITY GREEN MARKET July 1-31: Fresh local produce, fish, flowers, and handmade crafts. July 7: Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes -- Heroes Day and Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.--1 p.m. Seventh Street, across from Reid's Fine Foods. www. Centercitygreenmarket.com.

CENTER OF THE EARTH GALLERY July 1-27: New works by Elena Madden and James Couper. 704-375-5756. www.centeroftheearth.com or www.noda.org.

CHARLOTTE MERCHANDISE MART July 3-8: Universoul Circus; July 14: Hot Import Nights. 704-333-7709. www.carolinasmart.com.

CLASSY-CHASSIS CAR SHOW & COUNTRY FLEA MARKET July 7. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Antique & Classic cars and Motorcycles on the plantation at Historic Poplar Grove. Includes vendors, food and prizes. Poplar Grove Plantation 10200 US Hwy 17 North Wilmington, N.C. www.poplargrove.com.

COMEDY ACTING DAYCAMPS July 1-31: For boys and girls ages 8-18. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte. 704-540-7781.

ELDER GALLERY July 6-31: World of Enjoyment. New works by Leandro Manzo. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.

FAMILY CULTURAL APPRECIATION DAY July 28: Event consists of youth arts and crafts, storytellers, films, workshops, puppet show, dancers, vocalist exhibitions and Shotgun House Experience tours and games. 12-6 p.m. Afro-American Cultural Center. www.aacc-charlotte.org.

FESTIVAL FOR THE ENO July 4, 7 & 8: Durham City Park, Durham, N.C. www.enoriver.org.

FLEA MARKET July: Every Saturday and Sunday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. State Fairgrounds. 919-821-7400. Raleigh, N.C.

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS July 4. Lake Wylie, S.C.

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS July 4. Myrtle Beach, S.C.

FUN FOURTH FESTIVAL July 1, 3 & 4. Greensboro, N.C.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION July 4. Manteo, Outer Banks, NC.

INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL July 7: Fireworks, bbq, games/crafts and live music f/ Edwin McCain, Laura Blackley, and Jackson Crossing presented by The Lodges at Eagles Nest. $20 ADV/$25. The Heart Rock Amphitheatre, Banner Elk, N.C. 828-898-8645. www.eaglesnestbe.com.

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS AT CAROLINA BEACH July 4: Enjoy fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at the beach. For more information call 910-458-2993. Wilmington, N.C.

INDEPENDENCE IN THE PARK July 4: Amusement rides, concessions and live music by Too Much Sylvia. Monroe, N.C.

INSIDE PITCH July 21-22: Toy, Hobby, Sportscard & NASCAR Show. Metrolina Expo Trade Center. 919-553-4285. Raleigh, N.C.

INTERGALACTIC BEAD SHOW July 28-29. Metrolina Expo Trade Center, bldg. # 3. 888-729-6904.

ISLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL July 1-2: 5-day celebration of 12 programs honoring the history and culture of African-Americans "Gullah People", and the historic treasures of their Sea Island home "James Island". Charleston, S.C. www.islandheritagefestival.com.

JULY 4TH HERITAGE CELEBRATION July 4. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, N.C. www.dsbg.org. 704-825-4490.

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS July 7: Bill and Susan Hayes sign Like Sands Through the Hourglass; July 9: Omar Tyree signs The Last Street Novel; July 20: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Release Party. One minute past midnight, grab your book and go! Party starts at 10 p.m. 704-602-9800. www.josephbeth.com.

KIDSFEST July 1-31: "Untamed Illusions" brings majestic cats and grand illusions for summertime family fun in the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. www.dollywood.com.

THE KERNERSVILLE FIREWORKS DISPLAY July 4: Patriotic concert on the Kernersville Elementary School football field beginning at 7 p.m. Fourth of July Park. 336-996-3062. Free www.toknc.com/pr Winston-Salem, N.C.

THE LEXINGTON COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL July 4, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Gilbert Community Park, Columbia, S.C. 803-892-5207.

LIVING HISTORY DAYS July 7, 21, 28. Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, SC. 803-684-2327. www.chmuseums.org.

MEMPHIS FARMER'S MARKET July 7: Sounds Corny, But We're All Ears; July 14: Berryville; July 21: Just Peachy; July 28: Tomato "To-mah-to". For more information, call 901-575-0592. Memphis, Tenn.

MINT MUSEUM OF ART July 1-8: Vantage Point VI: Tom Hunter: Contemporary Narratives. July 1-22: Lynn Saville, "Night Vision": photographs in the post twilight hours. July 1-31: "An American Vision": Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum. Chronicling America's past through the decorative and useful arts of our ancestors from 1640-1860. July 1: Winterthur: Henry Francis du Pont's adventures in collecting American antiques free lecture, 3 p.m. July 10-12: Teen Drawing camp for students grades 7-12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $75-$90. July 24-26, July 31-Aug. 2: Adult/Child workshop for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Children learn about original works of art and have hands on art activities from 10-11:30 a.m. $30-$50. 704-337-2098. July 29: Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music popular in 18th and early 19th century America at 3 p.m. www.themintmuseums.org.

MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT & DESIGN July 1-29: "Observations" by Ann Wolff is a collection of 84 works including bronzes, charcoals, glass sculptures, pastels and watercolors. July 1-31: "Point of View IV": Windgate Charitable Foundation. Includes a collection of 25 American, European, and Japanese art acquisitions in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal and wood. July 1: Celebrate the nation's birthday and tour a visual chronicle of American history from 1640-1860 in the exhibition "An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum." July 19: Target Third Thursday: Live Jazz. View the collections and exhibitions and enjoy live vocalist Calvin Edwards and his Trio while snacking on light hors d'oeuvres. www.themintmuseums.org.

MODERNISM IN AMERICAN SILVER July 1-15: 150 works from 1925-2000 to be viewed. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN. 901-761-5250. www.dixon.org. Listing Listing Listing

MS. AMERICAN RENAISSANCE SPIRIT PAGEANT July 1: Greensboro, N.C. www.americanrenaissancepageant.com.

PURPLE MARTIN CRUISES July 1-31, 7:30-10pm. Southern Patriot at Lake Murray Marina, Columbia, SC. $27. 803-749-8594. www.lakemurraytours.com.

SOUL FOOD! AFRICAN-AMERICAN COOKING & CREATIVITY July 1-31: Over fifty works including photographs, mixed media installations, paintings, and artifacts illustrate the roots of soul food and the development of black culinary traditions. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tenn. 901-544-6200. www.brooksmuseum.org.

SUMMER CELEBRATION July 26-28. Stowe Park, Belmont, N.C. www.belmontparksandrec.com.

SUMMER DAY CAMP July 1-31. Learn about archaeology, food, medicine, weapons, song and dance, as well as crafts. Chucalissa Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-785-3160.

TWEETSIE RAILROAD July 4: Fireworks; July 28: Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show. Blowing Rock, N.C. www.tweetsie.com.

WENTWORTH MANSION AND CIRCA 1886'S SIZZLING SOUTHERN FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION July 4. Charleston, S.C. www.charlestoncvb.com.

WINERY'S SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEKENDS July 7-8. Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C. www.biltmore.com.

Music

2007 SOUTHEND SUMMER SERIES BLOCK PARTY July 21: Come out to listen to local DJs while enjoying complimentary food and beverages. Attendees will also receive special shopping incentives from local stores like Niche, Blacksheep, Glamour Puss, and American Apparel. 2-10 p.m. SouthEnd.

AIRLIE CONCERT SERIES July 6: Jim Felds Sextet; July 20: Mirage. $3-$8. Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, N.C. 910-798-7700. www.airliegardens.org.

AMOS' SOUTHEND July 28: Zoso (Led Zeppelin Tribute). 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com.

BAYOU BASH July 14. Greensboro, N.C.

BLUES OUT BACK July 13. Gaston County Museum of Art & History, Dallas, N.C. 704-852-6025. www.gastoncountymusum.org.

BREAKFAST CLUB July 3: Uptown's Pre Independence Day Party features live music alond with DJs RED, Suspense and Jody. www.that80sclub.com.

BRAD PAISLEY July 20: Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. 919-831-6400. Raleigh, N.C.

BUDLIGHT DOWNTOWN LIVE July 14: The Romantics; July 28: Night Ranger. Moore Square District, Raleigh, N.C. www.raleighdowntownlive.com.

CENTER CITY ALIVE AFTER 5 July 5: Yo Mamma's Big Fat Booty Band; July 12: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute); July 19: Doug Clark's Hot Nuts w/DJ Lil' Tone and Friends; July 26: im Clark Band w/special performance from members of Sugarcreek. Wachovia Plaza Uptown.

DOWNTOWN ALIVE CONCERT SERIES July 14; 28. Rotary Centennial Pavilion, Gastonia, N.C. 704-865-5044.

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES July 20: Enjoy a different type of music each month. 6-8 p.m. Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Kure Beach, N.C. 910-458-8434. www.pleasureislandchambernc.org.

MAYFAIRE MUSIC ON THE TOWN July 1-31: Every Friday night for the best free music Wilmington has to offer. Wilmington N.C. www.mayfairetown.com.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE July 28: Paul Thorn Band. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

UNION STREET LIVE 2007 July 19: Billy Scott and The Prophets. Free Downtown Concord Concerts. Concord, N.C. 704-784-4208. www.concorddowntown.com.

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE July 23: Vans Warped Tour. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Sports

CAPITAL CITY STADIUM July 16: 2007 Coastal Plain League All-Star Fan Fest, 6:05 p.m.; July 17: 2007 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game, 7:05 p.m. 803-254-FISH. www.blowfishbaseball.com. Columbia, S.C.

2007 JUNIOR WILDWATER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP July 16-19. Lower Saluda River/West Columbia Riverwalk, Columbia, S.C. www.jwwc2007.com.

CAROLINA MUDCAT July 1-31. AA Baseball. www.gomudcats.com. 919-269-2887. Raleigh, N.C.

COLUMBIA BLOWFISH BASEBALL July 1--31: Capital City Stadium, Columbia, S.C. www.blowfishbaseball.com.

FIRECRACKER 5000 ROAD RACE July 4: 23rd Annual Fitness Pro HHI Firecracker 5000 Road Race and Walk at the Mall at Shelter Cove, 8 a.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Hilton Head Runners Club and others. 843-379-3440. www.bearfootsports.com.

LATA 4TH ANNUAL SUNBURN OPEN July 19-22. Lexington County Tennis Complex, Columbia, S.C. 803-957-7676. www.lexingtoncountytennis.com.

NORTHWEST TENNIS TOURNAMENT July 14-15: Single elimination format designed for youth and active adults, ages 8 and older, with basic knowledge; NTRP Ratings. $15-$35. Deadline to register is June 4. Tuckaseegee Recreation Center. 704-399-4492.

Theater

Big River -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn July 1--22. Winner of seven Tony Awards, this heart-warming American saga of self-discovery and friendship begins on a raft on the mighty Mississippi River in the 1840's. www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Memphis, Tenn.

Charlotte Comedy Theatre Fridays & Saturdays: Short Form Improv, 8 p.m. SK Netcafé. www.charlottecomedy.com.

CPCC SUMMER THEATRE July 2-14:Seussical; July 6-14:The Odd Couple; July 20-28:Children of Eden. Halton Theater. 704-330-6534. www1.cpcc.edu.

THALIAN HALL CENTER PERFORMING ARTS July 1, 5-8, 12-15: The Last Five Years, www.bigdawgproductions.org; July 4-8, 13-15, 20-22: Thoroughly Modern Millie. 1-800-523-2820. www.thalianhall.com. Wilmington, N.C.

August

Film

FREE MOVIES AT THE LAKE Aug. 5: Everyone's Hero; Aug. 12: Barnyard; Aug. 19: I, Robot; Aug. 26: Superman Returns. Show starts at dusk. Carolina Beach Lake Park. 910-458-8434. www.pleasurenc.org.

HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU Aug. 1-31: Narration by Meryl Streep and a soundtrack of New Orleans blues and gospels, Hurricane on the Bayou takes viewers on a tour of the Louisiana bayou and New Orleans. Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Memphis, Tenn. For more information, call 901-320-6362.

IMAX THEATRE AT EXPLORIS August: Mystery of the Nile; Mystic India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration; SHARKS: 3D; The Greatest Places. Exploris is home to the only 3D IMAX theatre in North Carolina. 919-834-4040. www.exploris.org/imax. Raleigh, N.C.

MOVIES IN THE PARK Aug. 10: Movies begin each evening at sunset with free popcorn and drawings. Bring your own blanket or chairs. Freedom Park Amphitheater. www.watershedcharlotte.com.

MOVIES ON THE LAWN Aug. 10: Summer movies on the lawn at the Outdoor Amphitheatre. N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. 919-715-5923. www.ncartmuseum.org.

Fun Stuff

8TH ANNUAL "HEALTHY LIFESTYLES" TEENDRAMA CAMP Aug. 6-17: Camp on awareness of substance abuse with theatrical focus for middle and high school teens. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Afro-American Cultural Center. www.aacc-charlotte.org.

ACCESS ALL AREAS Aug. 1-31: Explores the music industry and its physics, technology, history, artists and audiences. Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-320-6362. www.memphismusuems.org.

AGAPE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM Aug. 1-17: A Christian program for children from kindergarten to 6th grade where activities include dance, etiquette, theater, swimming, field trips and more. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Nations Ford Community Church. 704-522-6480.

ANNUAL CASTLES & SCOOPS CONTEST Aug. 18: Sand Castles and ice cream come together in this fun day at the beach. Families and friends participate in this friendly competition to raise money for the Children's Museum. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $8. 910-254-3534. Wilmington, N.C.

BATTLE SLAM JAM 2007 Aug. 18 (rain date Aug. 25): Uniting the skate community, hip-hop culture and all the urban athletes to compete in a DJ scratch off, skate boarding and dance battles. Registration at 10 a.m.; event from 1-7 p.m. Grayson Skate Park.

BEAUTIES OF AMERICA NATIONAL PAGEANT Aug. 16-19: Sheraton Hotel and Myrtle Beach Convention Center. www.beautiesofamerica.com.

BREW AT THE ZOO Aug. 4: A beer fest complete with live music and the chance to walk through the Zoo after hours. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Columbia, S.C. 803-779-8717. www.riverbanks.org.

BODY WORLDS Aug. 1-31: Featuring more than 200 human specimens that allow visitors see and understand physiology in an unforgettable anatomy lesson. $8-$22. Discovery Place. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplace.org/bodyworlds.com.

CAROLINA STARZ HUNTER HORSE SHOW Aug. 18-19: Camden Equestrian Center & Entertainment Complex, Columbia, S.C. 803-432-1179. www.camden-sc.org.

CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER August 3-4: Creating Keepsakes' Scrapbook Convention; Aug. 3-6: Mid Atlantic Fall Boat Show & Sale; Aug. 17-24: AEAONMS 2007 Imperial Council Session. 704-339-6024. www.charlotteconventionctr.com.

CHARLOTTE MERCHANDISE MART August 19-20: Men's Apparel Club; Aug. 20-21: Children's Sample Sale; Aug. 24-26: Charlotte Children's Market; Aug. 25-26: Vintage Guitar Show, www.bee3vintage.com. 704-375-8444. www.carolinasmart.com.

COMEDY ACTING DAYCAMPS Aug. 1-10: For boys and girls ages 8-18. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte. 704-540-7781.

ELDER GALLERY Aug. 3-31: A World of Abstraction. Explores the nature of abstract paintings as created by several noted abstract painters from different regions of the nation. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.

FLAVOR OF THE PAST: ENTERTAINING WILMINGTON Aug. 25: Local restaurants pair with historic sites to bring Wilmington's creative past to life. Dance, music, theater and visual arts are showcased in this unique and tasty twist on history tours. Tickets: $35 through Aug. 10; $50 after, 910-798-4362. 910-798-4385. Wilmington, N.C.

KIDSFEST Aug. 1-5: "Untamed Illusions" brings majestic cats and grand illusions for summertime family fun in the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. www.dollywood.com.

MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT & DESIGN Aug. 1-31: "Point of View IV": Windgate Charitable Foundation, includes a collection of 25 American, European, and Japanese art acquisitions in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal and wood; Aug. 16: Target Third Thursday: Live Jazz, view the collections and exhibitions and enjoy live vocalist Calvin Edwards and his Trio while snacking on light hors d'oeuvres. www.themintmuseums.org.

NEW WORLD FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS August 15-16: Mateo, Outer Banks, N.C. www.outerbanks.org.

PROMISE KEEPERS NATIONAL CONFERENCE Aug. 3-4: $79 adults ($64 thru 4/30); $59 youth. Colonial Center, Columbia, S.C. 1-866-PROMISE. www.promisekeepers.org/conferences/columbia-sc.

PURPLE MARTIN CRUISES Aug. 1-27: 7:30-10pm. Southern Patriot at Lake Murray Marina, Columbia, S.C. $27. 803-749-8594. www.lakemurraytours.com.

SOUL FOOD! AFRICAN-AMERICAN COOKING & CREATIVITY Aug. 1-19: Over fifty works including photographs, mixed media installations, paintings, and artifacts illustrate the roots of soul food and the development of black culinary traditions. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tenn. 901-544-6200. www.brooksmuseum.org.

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY Aug. 17: Eaglefair features Playfair: The ultimate icebreaker followed by an ice cream social. West Center Gym, 8 p.m. www.playfair.com; Aug. 21: Common Book Program. This year's common book is The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp. Byrnes Auditorium, 8 p.m; Aug. 23: Hypnotist Tom Deluca. Byrnes Auditorium, 8 p.m. Rock Hill, S.C. www.winthrop.edu.

Music

2007 SOUTHEND SUMMER SERIES BLOCK PARTY Aug. 18: Come out to listen to local DJs while enjoying complimentary food and beverages. Attendees will also receive special shopping incentives from local stores like Niche, Blacksheep, Glamour Puss, and American Apparel. 2-10 p.m. SouthEnd.

AIRLIE CONCERT SERIES Aug. 17: Dance concert w/ Buddy Sipper and the Jetty Jumpers. 6-8 p.m. $2-$8. Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, N.C. 910-798-7700. www.airliegardens.org.

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION Aug. 17: Featuring Jerry Douglas. $37.50-$49.50. 1-800-495-2295. www.outbackconcerts.com.

AMOS' SOUTHEND Aug. 3: Mothers Finest. 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com.

BUDLIGHT DOWNTOWN LIVE Aug. 11: Soul Asylum; Aug. 25: Warrant. Moore Square District, Raleigh, N.C. www.raleighdowntownlive.com.

CENTER CITY ALIVE AFTER 5  Aug. 2: Vertigo (U2 Tribute); Aug. 9: Wichita; Aug. 16: Liquid Pleasure; Aug. 23: The Entertainers; Aug. 30: Grand Finale! Wachovia Plaza Uptown.

DOWNTOWN ALIVE CONCERT SERIES Aug. 9 & 23. Rotary Centennial Pavilion, Gastonia, N.C. 704-865-5044.

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Aug. 17: Enjoy a different type of music each month. 6-8 p.m. Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Kure Beach, N.C. 910-458-8434. www.pleasureislandchambernc.org.

KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE Aug. 10: Clay Aiken w/ Raleigh Symphony Orchestra; Aug. 19: Ride for Research & Cary Cycling Celebration f/ Jimmy V Week; Aug. 31: G. Love & Special Sauce and Slightly Stoopid w/ Ozomatli. Koka Booth Ampitheatre, Cary, N.C. 919-462-2052. www.boothamphitheatre.com.

MAYFAIRE MUSIC ON THE TOWN Aug. 1-31: Every Friday night for the best free music Wilmington has to offer. Wilmington N.C. www.mayfairetown.com.

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY Aug. 18: Soulful jazzy flautist Althea Rene, www.althearene.com; Aug. 19: Recycled Percussion, www.recycledpercussion.com; Aug. 24: Commedian Pete Holmes will open for Celtic rock sensation Seven Nations; Aug. 25: Fiddle player Natalie Stovall; Aug. 26: Black Violin, "2005 Apollo Legends". Rock Hill, S.C. www.winthrop.edu.

Sports

9TH ANNUAL EAST COAST WAHINE Aug. 18-19: Surf competitions in shortboard, longboard, pro longboard, advanced shortboard, bodyboard, and novice divisions along with a surf clinic. www.eastcoastwahines.com. Wilmington, N.C.

64TH SPORTSCARD AND NASCAR COLLECTIBLES SHOW Aug. 10: Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia, NASCAR, etc. on over 200 tables. Scott Building. www.ncstatefair.org

CAROLINA MUDCATS  Aug. 1-31: AA Baseball. www.gomudcats.com. 919-269-2887. Raleigh, N.C.

COLUMBIA BLOWFISH BASEBALL Aug. 1--6: Capital City Stadium, Columbia, S.C. www.blowfishbaseball.com.

HAMMERHEADS SOCCER GAME Aug. 12: Wilmington Hammerheads take on the Bermuda Hogges. 6 p.m. $8-$12. 910-796-0076. Wilmington, N.C.

YMCA TRIATHLON Aug. 18: Youth athletes aged 5-13 years old compete in swimming, running and biking events. 8-11 a.m. 910-251-9622. Wilmington, N.C.

Theater

Briarpatch Aug. 4-5: It's a simply bodacious foot-tapping musical comedy. Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre. 919-831-6058. Raleigh, NC.

CHARLOTTE COMEDY THEATRE Fridays & Saturdays: Short Form Improv, 8pm. SK Netcafé. www.charlottecomedy.com.

THALIAN HALL CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS Aug. 16-19, 23-26, 30-31: Veronica's Room, www.bigdawgproductions.org; Aug. 17-19: Pal Joey, Opera House Theatre Company production of the Rodgers & Hart collaboration that introduced the first anti-hero to propel a musical, 8 p.m. $12-$15. 1-800-523-2820. www.thalianhall.com. Wilmington, N.C.

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