Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Guide Events

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Here are summer events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area June 2-June 17 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.

ARTS

LAKE NORMAN COMEDY ZONE June 2: Comedian Tony Tone. $10. 7 p.m.; June 9: Comedian Shaun Jones. $20. Lake Norman Comedy Zone at Galway Hooker Pub, 17044 Kenton Dr. 704-895-1782. www.galwayhookerpub.com.

FLORA, FAUNA AND FORM June 3-28: New works by Alena Hennessy with featured potter Julie Wiggins Opening reception: June 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Lark & Key Gallery, 453 E. 36th St., Ste. B. 704-379-1826. www.larkandkey.com.

NC DANCE THEATRE SCHOOL OF DANCE ANNUAL BENEFIT PEFORMANCE June 4, 7:30 p.m. Presenting works choreographed by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and a new work by resident NCDT choreographer Mark Diamond, among others. $15-$50. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL June 5-6, 8 p.m.; June 10-11, 7:30 p.m.; June 12-13, 8 p.m.; June 14, 2:30 p.m.; June 17-18, 7:30 p.m.; June 19-20, 8 p.m.; June 21, 2:30 p.m.; June 24-25, 7:30 p.m.; June 26-27, 8 p.m. Sam Raimi's cult classic 1980s films are to die for due to the ultimate combination of gore and humor. Bill Ensley directs this musical, which features lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt. $15-$29. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.

CAMELOT June 5-13. The love story of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot captured the heart of a generation. See the magic reborn on the Halton stage. Central Piedmont Community College's Halton Theater. 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

NC DANCE THEATRE SCHOOL OF DANCE SPRING STUDENT PERFORMANCES June 6, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. An evening of dance featuring students from the NC Dance Theatre School of Dance performing in varied repertoire from the classical ballet, modern and jazz genres. $15-$25. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

REALISM FOUND June 6-30. Katherine Blackwell, Cher Cosper, David Thayer French, Joshua Gage, Paul Keysar, Andrew Leventis, Osiris Rain, and P.S. Thibodeaux will display their work. This exhibit features these Charlotte artists as they find new meaning in an old tradition. The Queen's Gallery, 1212 The Plaza. 704-372-2993.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA June 10-July 5. Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is directed by Harold Prince and follows the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young masked composer shamed by his physical appearance. Adapted from Gaston Leroux's classic novel. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

CINDERELLA June 12, 7:30 p.m.; June 13, 2 p.m.; June 14, 2 p.m.; June 19, 7:30 p.m.; June 20, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; June 26, 7:30 p.m.; June 27, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; June 28, 2 p.m. Theatre Matthews presents performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical retelling of the classic fairy tale. Directed by Jamey Varnadore, music director Lynn Mitchell and choreographer Lisa Blanton. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD June 12-14. The Charlotte Chorale is rolling out the red carpet and presenting a highly charged dinner and musical program featuring classics from the silver screen. Pineville Dinner Theater, 10403-J Park Rd., Pineville. 704-544-0607. www.pinevilledinnertheater.com.

LECTURE, BOB TROTMAN ON BOB TROTMAN June 14, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.

MAMA KNOWS BEST June 14, 6 p.m. A family spiritual/comedy oriented play that expresses the true substance of how a mother and father are the foundation of family structure. CPCC's Pease Auditorium. 1206 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.

COMEDIAN JAMES GREGORY June 17, 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

FILM

SUMMER MOVIES AT MOUNTAIN ISLAND June 4: The Tale of Despereaux; June 11: Kung Fu Panda. All ages are welcome for movie screening and popcorn. 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way. 704-416-5600. www.plcmc.lib.nc.us.

MATTHEWS SUMMER CONCERT & MOVIE SERIES June 6: Journey to the Center of the Earth. June 20: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Vendors will be on site selling food and drinks. Pre-movie activities begin at 7 p.m. and movies begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. or dusk. For more information, call 704-321-7275 or visit www.matthewsfun.com. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews.

THE MASTER Of SUSPENSE: ALFRED HITCHCOCK CLASSICS June 6: North By Northwest. Free. 2 p.m. ImaginOn's Wachovia Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St. 704-973-2780. www.imaginon.org.

2009 CORNELIUS OUTDOOR CINEMA SERIES June 10: Star Wars: The Clone Wars at Kenton Place. Free. Kenton Place, 17115 Kenton Dr., Cornelius. Smithville Park, 19710 S. Ferry St., Cornelius. Weather permitting, all movies will begin at dusk (8:30 p.m.). Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. For more information, call 704-765-1450 or visit www.corneliuspr.org/2006outdoorcinemaseries.html.

MOVIES IN THE PARK June 12: August Rush. Movies begin each evening at sunset with free popcorn and door prizes. Bring your own blanket or chairs. Freedom Park Amphitheater, 1900 East Blvd. 704-432-4280. www.watershedcharlotte.com.

MOVIES IN THE PARK AT KANNAPOLIS June 12: Open Season 2. Free. 8:45 p.m. Village Park, located along A and C Streets and North Loop Road in Kannapolis. 704-920-4343. www.cityofkannapolis.com.

FAMILY FILM FEST June 16: The Tale of Despereaux Free. 6 p.m. Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Rd. 704-416-6400. www.plcmc.lib.nc.us.

MUSIC

DOUBLE DOOR INN June 3: Habitual Ritual Comedy and music show, featuring Big Organ Trio; June 4: Bill Hanna Jazz Jam; June 5: Tab Benoit; June 6: Tom Principato; June 7: BlueSunday with The Ned Lucas Band; June 8: Service Industry Night, featuring The Monday Night All-Stars; June 10: Cas Haley and Woodbelly; June 11: Ryan Montbleau Band with Mac & Juice; June 12: Free Music Night with Holy Ghost Tent Revival and The Money Notes and Emily Moore; June 13: Chris Duarte Group; June 15: Service Industry Night, featuring The Monday Night All-Stars; June 16: Stay with Teamwork; June 17: Jeff Bujak. 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. 704-376-1446. www.doubledoorinn.com.

OVENS AUDITORIUM June 2: Celtic Woman: Isle of Hope. 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600. www.ovensauditorium.com.

SNUG HARBOR June 3: Lollipop Factory; June 5: Bullship, Vinyl Are My Pants; June 6: Snagglepuss, The Hellblinki Sextet; June 10: The Virgo 9, Lord of the Yum Yum; June 12: A.A. Bondy, Holly Miranda, Perry Fowler; June 13: Mego, Drat; June 14: Matthew Paul Butler, Saint Solitude, King Tut; June 17: The Crowntown Showdown. 1228 Gordon St. 704-333-9799. www.sungrock.com.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE June 4: The English Beat; June 5: Acoustic Syndicate; June 6: Gaelic Storm; June 7: ARC Angels; June 10: Ted Leo and The Pharmacists; June 11: Bela Fleck and Toumani Diabate; June 17: Band of Horses with Abouretum. 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

TREMONT MUSIC HALL June 4: Esham with Project Born, The Dayton Family, Natas, DJ Butter; June 5: Killwhitneydead, The Demonstration & Wretched; June 6: Junior Astronomers, The Have and the Have Nots, Moenda, and Siren; June 7: ABK, Axe Murder Boyz, AJAX, Strict 9, Head Hurtz Monstars, F.Dux; June 11: Harvard, The Lo and Beholds, O'Brother; June 12: Dixie Deathwish, My Undoing, Chivalry, Downside Dead; June 13: School of Rock! Showcase; June 14: Leftover Crack, The Casualties, Trash Talk. 400 W. Tremont Ave. 704-343-9494. www.tremontmusichall.com.

ALIVE AFTER FIVE June 4: Breakfast Club; June 11: Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., Ste 230-B. www.aliveafterfiveatepicentre.com.

VISULITE THEATRE June 4: Same As It Ever Was (a Talking Heads tribute band) with Balsa Gliders; June 6: Dark Side of the Dead; June 8: Jessica Lea Mayfield with Among the Oak & Ash; June 9: Cowboy Mouth; June 13: BMHOB. 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com.

SUBARU RIVER JAM Enjoy live music on Thursday nights at the US National Whitewater Center. June 4: Thom Crumpton Trio; June 11: Dub Axxess. Free. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. 704-391-3900. www.usnwc.org.

CAROWINDS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC 2009 June 5-6. 14523 Carowinds Blvd. 704-588-2600. https://music.carowinds.com.

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE June 5: Brad Paisley with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne; June 6: No Doubt, Paramore and The Sounds. 707 Pavilion Blvd. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

THE MILESTONE June 5: Graveyard Boulevard CD release party and Summer of Meat Cookout with The Independents, Legbone, Zoe Vette & The Revolvers; June 6: Zoroaster, Hex Machine, Mammoth Grinder, Legion; June 7: Biclops, Knife The Glitter; June 12: Grids 7 Inch release party with Yardwork, Moenda, Tenspeed, DJ George Brazil; June 13: Studio Gangsters, Southside Punx and The Lesser Pauls; June 14: Girl in a Coma, Miss Derringer, The Smokers and DJ George Brazil. 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. www.themilestoneclub.com.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN KANNAPOLIS June 6: Charlotte Symphony. Village Park, located along A and C streets and North Loop Road in Kannapolis. 704-920-4343. www.cityofkannapolis.com.

AMOS' SOUTHEND June 4: The Stellas Welcome Back From Asia show; June 5: Rusted Root; June 6: Blanco Diablo; June 10: The Summer Slaughter Tour; June 11: TV on the Radio; June 12: From a Seed, Sam Heda; June 13: Them Bones (a tribute to Alice in Chains). 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com.

ALIVE June 6: Dejavu starring Kid Capri and Technician the DJ. 2909 N. Davidson St. 704-930-2200. www.matthewscomedyzone.com.

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY'S SUMMER POPS 2009 June 7: The Charlotte Symphony Goes Country; June 14: Magical Night Music. Symphony Park at Southpark Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd. www.charlottesymphony.org.

TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA June 9: Earth, Wind & Fire with Chicago; June 18: Keith Urban with Sugarland. 333 E. Trade St. 704-688-9000. www.timewarnercablearena.com.

MATTHEWS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES June 13: Charlotte Symphony. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsfun.com.

SONFEST June 13: Featuring tobyMac, Third Day, Hawk Nelson, Brandon Heath, Fire Flight, Remedy Drive and speaker Matt Pitt. Carowinds' Palladium Amphitheatre, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. 704-588-2600. www.carowinds.com.

THE UPTOWN AMPHITHEATRE June 13: The Fray with Jack's Mannequin and Richard Swift. 820 Hamilton St. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com/venue/music-factory-amphitheatre-tickets.

CHARLOTTE CHAPTER AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS SUMMER RECITAL SERIES June 14: Florence Jowers at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St. www.charlotteago.org.

CONCERT ON THE GREEN June 14: Abbey Road Live. Picnic theme is Groovy, yeah baby; June 28: Band of Oz. Picnic theme is Beach blanket bingo. Downtown Davidson. www.downtowndavidson.org.

MORE FUN

LOWE'S FOODS TASTE OF CHARLOTTE June 5-7: Enjoy an array of culinary delights as you choose from over 100 samples from Charlotte's finest restaurants. Live entertainment. Free admission. June 5-6, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Rain or shine. www.tasteofcharlotte.com.

COOKING WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF BRIGGS June 6: Cooking demonstrations from "farm to table." Learn the simple steps on how to prepare these delicious recipes in your kitchen by Executive Chef Gene Briggs. $39.95. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Blue Restaurant & Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. 704-927-2583. www.bluecharlotte.com.

INTERNATIONAL PASO FINO HORSE & STARTOWN STABLES-BONE MARROW FOUNDATION CHARITY HORSE SHOW June 6: Show classes all day. Kids' corral will include pony rides, face painting and more! Free. Starts at 10 a.m. Latta Plantation Park, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 828-465-3322. www.startownstables.com.

VOLLEYBALL BASH June 6-7: Sixth annual tournament. Cash prices. Pre-register. 9 a.m. Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive. 704-336-7644. www.charlottevb.com.

LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY SUMMER SHOOTOUT SERIES June 9-Aug. 11: The 16th annual Summer Shootout Series each Tuesday night includes Legends Car, Bandolero and Thunder Car racing as well as special attractions like school bus race nights and a huge Fireworks Extravaganza Night! $7. 7:30 p.m. Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord. 704-455-3200. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

2009 POINTS BONANZA-DISC GOLF COMPETITION June 11-14: Presented by the Charlotte Disc Golf Club. Reedy Creek, 2900 Rocky River Road. 704-907-8334. www.charlottedgc.com.

FRENCH ROSE WINE TASTING June 13: Discover the distinctions of fine wine and complementary appetizers. Reservations are recommended. $15. 6 p.m. Gallery Restaurant & Bar, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-248-4100. www.gallery-restaurant.com.

WORLD KAYAK HOMETOWN THROWDOWN June 13: A freestyle kayaking event series for spectators and Charlotte's paddling community based on the legendary Maryland Chute Outs. $5 to watch, $25 to participate. 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. 704-391-3900. www.usnwc.org.

LAKE WYLIE SPLASH DASH RACES June 13: 5K &10K races. $20. 8 a.m. Camp Thunderbird, Lake Wylie, S.C. 803-831-2827. www.lakewyliesc.com.

ARTS & CRAFTS @ UNIVERSITY PLACE June 13-14: Outdoor arts and crafts from over 50 vendors with a play area for kids. Free. Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppes at University Place, 8929 JM Keynes Dr. www.pursestoo.com.

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