This girl loves to see and be seen. Top 40 hits are on constant rotation on her iPod while she's walking the treadmill at the Dowd Y, and her favorite hangout spots include Bubble Lounge, Alive After 5 and 5Church.
Your summer plans may include:
Super Hero Bar Crawl Dress as your favorite super hero or villain for this bar crawl through Uptown. $15 (includes ticket with free cover to participating venues, drink specials, and koozie). June 21, 5 p.m. For more information, call 704-516-2674 or visit www.carolinanightlife.com.
Find Your Beach The event, presented by Guys With Ties, features complimentary beer, wine and finger food. Benefiting The Sandbox. $10. June 26. Tilt, 127 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.guyswithtiescharlotte.com.
KISS Anchor Island Special July 4th Party Lake Norman's largest floating party. Spend the 4th with booze and fireworks on a boat. $20. July 4, 10 a.m. Mojos Pub and Grill, 19901 Holiday Lane, Cornelius. www.kissanchorisland.com.
Justin Timberlake. $58.15-$197.70. July 12, 8 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. www.timewarnercablearena.com.
Miley Cyrus. $28.35-$108.08. Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. www.timewarnercablearena.com.
The NotWedding A bridal show alternative with a "staged" wedding. In addition to the ceremony, those attending will be served dinner and there will be a dance-party reception. Those planning their own wedding can get ideas from the many wedding vendors who will be on site. $30. Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. www.thenotwedding.com.
The Great Gatsby Gala In its 26th year, the Great Gatsby Gala is a Roaring '20s-themed night with live swing music, dancing, food and a silent auction. Proceeds go to the Greater Carolinas chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Aug. 23, 7-11 p.m. Two Wells Fargo Center Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St. www.gatsbygala.org.
Footloose Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Sept. 5-21, times vary. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777. www.theatrecharlotte.org.
Putting together this year's neighborhood guide has really made me appreciate how cool this city is.