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Summer Guide 2011: Arts events 

Film

CHARLOTTE FILM SOCIETY SCREENING THE HEADLESS WOMAN (LA MUJER SIN CABEZA) Discussion after the film led by Lawrence Toppman, arts writer for The Charlotte Observer. For more information, visit www.charlottefilmsociety.com. June 11, 7:30 p.m. $5 for members; $8 for non-members. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777. www.theatrecharlotte.org.

CULT MOVIE MONDAYs May 23: Waiting for Guffman; June 27: Shock Treatment. Presented by The Light Factory and Theatre 650. Doors open at 7 p.m.; film begins at 8 p.m. Admission and popcorn is free. Cash bar provided. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.

IMAX at discovery place Tornado Alley. Continues through May 31. Born to be Wild. Continues through May 31. Rescue. June 17-Dec. 31. 301 N. Tryon St. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplace.org/imax.

'LETS GET REEL SERIES' SCREENING OF ANNIE HALL Woody Allen's semi-autobiographical story of his relationship with actress Diane Keaton. Free live music starting at 6 p.m., followed by the film at 7 p.m. June 14. Movie admission is free for Mint members; $5 for non-members. The Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.

FILM SCREENING OF THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA This film tells the magical tale of a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. For more information, visit www.lightfactory.org. May 19-21. $5 for members; $7 for non-members. Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799. www.hodgestaylor.com.

MATTHEWS SUMMER CONCERT & MOVIE SERIES May 7: Screening Toy Story 3; May 21: Screening Despicable Me; June 4: Screening Back to the Future; June 18: Screening Megamind; Aug. 20: Screening Tangled. Free. Pre-movie activities at 7 p.m.; Film starts at dusk (8:30 p.m.). For more information, visit www.matthewsfun.com. Stumptown Park, Matthews, 207 West John St., Matthews.

MOVIES IN THE PARK June 10: Screening Megamind; July 8: Despicable Me; Aug. 12: Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Free. Popcorn and family activities provided. Movie begins at sunset. For more information, visit www.watershedcharlotte.com. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd.

'ROCKIN' & REELIN' SUMMER CONCERT & MOVIE SERIES June 3: Screening The Karate Kid; July 15: Screening Yogi Bear; Aug. 5: Screening Toy Story 3; Sept. 9: Tangled. Free. 7-10 p.m. Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville.

THEATER

101 DALMATIANS After 99 puppies are kidnapped, their canine parents set out on a mission to rescue and bring them home. June 25, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. $6. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Disney classic about the adventures of Alice features zippy songs, such as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah". June 29-July 2, 10 a.m.; July 5-July 9, 10 a.m. CPCC's Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534. arts.cpcc.edu/performing-arts/theatre.

AGNES OF GOD In this play by John Pielmeier, a dead newborn is found at a convent and the mother insists the baby was a virgin birth. Dr. Martha Livingstone is assigned to the investigate case and the sparks begin to fly as the religious folks insist it was a miracle birth gone wrong. May 19-21, 8 p.m. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), 1118 Clement Ave. 704-455-8542. www.nccast.com.

CABARET Presented by Theatre Charlotte's Student Theatre Guild. July 22-24. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777. www.theatrecharlotte.org.

CATS Andrew Lloyd Webber's famed musical about cats is one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. May 24-26, 7:30 p.m.; May 27, 8 p.m.; May 28, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; May 29, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $20 and up. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS: 7-YEAR BIT©# Described as Broadway meets Saturday Night Live. This year's show will feature 30 songs parodies, including "Tea Party in the USA," "The Fandom of the Oprah," "Do You Hear the People Cringe" and more. Adult language and content. June 10-June 11, 8 p.m.; June 16, 7:30 p.m.; June 17-June 18, 8 p.m.; June 22-June 23, 7:30 p.m.; June 24-June 25, 8 p.m. $29.50 and up. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB Wilbur the pig fears the end of the season because he knows he will be eaten. He and a craft spider named Charlotte devise a plan for a happier ending. July 23, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. $6. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

CHESS THE MUSICAL This cult rock musical explores the classic themes of love, loss and betrayal. Featuring the hit single "One Night in Bangkok", and unforgettable songs like "Anthem," "I Know Him So Well," "Nobody's Side," and "Pity the Child." Presented by Queen City Theatre Company. For more information, visit www.queencitytheatre.com. May 19-May 21, 8 p.m.; May 26-May 28, 8 p.m.; May 29, 3 p.m.; June 1-June 4, 8 p.m.; June 5, 3 p.m.; June 7-June 11, 8 p.m. $24-$28. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 North College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

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