June happenings

Entertainment

June 1, 2021



NOTE: Please check in advance with venues and event organizers to confirm details and hours.

Events + activities

Seltzer World Festival

Join the East Coast’s first seltzery, Summit Seltzer in Wesley Heights, for a unique seltzer-tasting experience. Admission includes samples — more than 75 local and national seltzer and craft beers will be available — a souvenir glass, music and games. June 5, noon-7 p.m.; tickets start at $35; 2215 Thrift Rd., Suite B, summitseltzer.com

GRACEFest
Celebrate the 120th anniversary of Grace on Brevard, a historic building and former church that’s now an event center and part of the Brooklyn Collective. The two-day festival includes speakers, an arts and crafts exhibition, musicians and more. Timed tickets are $10-$20 and space is limited; June 4-5; southendarts.net

African American Heritage Festival
Celebrate the Charlotte Museum of History’s reopening at this family-friendly festival, a combination of virtual and in-person events including performances by Charlotte Ballet and JazzArts and a talk by former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. Free, but tickets to in-person events are limited and must be reserved in advance; June 8-12; charlottemuseum.org

Jazz at Victoria Yards Summer Concert Series

Uptown’s new concert series features regional jazz musicians and food trucks. June 11, 2:00-5:30 p.m.; tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; 408 North Tryon St; thejazzarts.org

Metropolitan Bridal Expo at Charlotte Convention Center

Plan your wedding with top vendors from the Carolinas and Georgia. (Bonus: One lucky bride will win a full wedding package.) June 12, 1-5 p.m.; $10 admission; metropolitanbridalexpo.com

Charlotte Symphony’s Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles at Belk Theater

Experience the Eagles’ timeless hits, including Grammy-winners like “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Hotel California.” June 18, 7:30 p.m.; charlottesymphony.org

The Great American Campout at Anne Springs Close Greenway

Pack up your gear and enjoy kayaking, live music and fireside hot dogs at Lake Haigler. June 19-20; costs TBD; ascgreenway.org

Father’s Day 5K

Whether you’re a dad yourself, a dad-to-be, running with dad or in honor of a dad, all are welcome to kick off Father’s Day weekend with a jaunt through Ballantyne. June 20; registration costs vary by signup date; runsignup.com/Race/Events/NC/Charlotte/FathersDay5Kcharlotte

River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center

One of Charlotte’s favorite summer concert series events is back. Bands perform live in the middle of the world’s largest human-made whitewater river. Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy the show. Thursdays-Saturdays through September, 7-10 p.m.; free, $6 parking per car; usnwc.org

Museums + galleries

In Process: Eleanor Annand
This solo exhibition at Hodges Taylor gallery features new work by the Asheville-based artist. Using paper, felt and steel, Annand defies and defines the grid, evidences her intuition with design, and negotiates materials with an open mind. Through June 30; hodgestaylor.com

Art After Dark at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

Don’t miss this art-meets-music event for hands-on art workshops and a jazz battle led by Harvey Cummings. Stop by the opening of the Choose Your Weapon exhibition in the Hewitt Gallery, which chronicles the historic protests of summer 2020 with photographic imagery shot by photographer E. Mackey. June 4, 6-10 p.m.; ganttcenter.org

It Takes a Village: Charlotte’s Artist Collectives at Mint Museum Randolph

In celebration of the vibrant, grassroots art happening throughout Charlotte, The Mint Museum is collaborating with three of Charlotte’s innovative art collectives: BLK MRKT CLT, Brand the Moth and Goodyear Arts in an exhibition featuring works by 27 collective members. June 12-September 26; mintmuseum.org

Immersive Van Gogh at Camp North End

The brushstrokes and details of Van Gogh’s imagination are brought to life in this highly-anticipated display. June 17-September 12; tickets start at $39.99 for adults, $24 for children; vangoghclt.com

France Jodoin & Lynn Johnson
at Shain Gallery

France Jodoin’s painting is intuitive and instinctive, with the focus of her works being on the concept of time and the brevity of life itself. Lynn Johnson’s goal in her work is to entice the viewer to linger for a while and discover something unexpected. June 25,
10 a.m.-5 p.m.; shaingallery.com  SP


 — compiled by Amanda Lea  

Featured image: Jazz at Victoria Yards

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