Jun 11, 2015

Kenny Chesney in Concert

The country star's Big Revival Tour, named after his 15th studio album released last year, makes a stop at Time Warner Cable Arena. With Chase Rice. Tickets from $35 plus tax; see ticketmaster.com. 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC

Jun 10-27, 2015

‘Cougar: The Musical’

The Actor's Theater of Charlotte in Uptown presents this Donna Moore play, in which three women let their inner cougar roar and purr—rockin' their way from the Cougar Bar to the boudoir. Tickets from $17. For times, specific dates, see the theater's website650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte, NC

May 16, 2015

South End Hops Festival

This second annual event includes local craft beer, live local music with Heroes at Last and Amigo, and food trucks. Bring blankets and chairs. General admission $35 advance, includes unlimited beer tastings. VIP $50, includes private seating, restrooms and catered food. 1 pm. Mint Street and Carson Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. southendhopsfestival.com

May 09-10, 2015

Mother's Day Weekend at the Garden

Pamper Mom at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden with complimentary 30-minute yoga sessions, live music, carriage rides, family crafts and more. Moms admitted free of charge; first 250 admitted each day receive a free potted plant. Order catered picnic baskets in advance at 704-333-9779; food also will be available on-site, along with mimosas at the garden's Wine Nook store.

6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, NC

Apr 23 - Jun 25, 2015

Beer and Wine Garden

This Alive After Five event in the Plaza Area of the EpiCentre—on Thursdays from 5 to 8 pm—includes wine and craft-beer sampling and live entertainment. Tickets $10, include five samples of wine and/or beer. Must be 21-plus. 210 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC

Jun 16-21, 2015

‘Dirty Dancing’

You'll have the time of your life when attending one of the eight performances of this national touring production, replete with Baby, Johnny and all of the classic music and dancing from the 1987 hit movie. Tickets from $20; for times and tickets, see carolinatix.org. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

Jun 06, 2015

Barry Manilow in Concert

This legendary performer writes the songs that will make all of Time Warner Cable Arena sing. With guest Dave Koz. 8 pm; tickets from $19.75 plus tax and fees; see ticketmaster.com. 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC

Jun 08, 2015

Taylor Swift in Concert

The seven-time Grammy winner performs at Time Warner Cable Arena during her "1989" World Tour, with special guest Vance Joy. Not many tickets were left the last time we checked—but if you're in town, at least you'll know what all of the Uptown buzz is about. 7:30 pm; see ticketmaster.com. 333 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC

May 16, 2015

Downtown Davidson Art Crawl

More than 25 artists display their wares in downtown Davidson; also live music, wine tastings in participating shops, face-painting and crafts for kids. 5-8 pm, many shops, restaurants stay open late. Free admission. 108 S. Main, Davidson, NC. sanctuaryofdavidson.com

Sep 02, 2015

Happy Hour Art Tours at Alfond Inn

Join a staff member of the Cornell Museum of Fine Art for a free, one-hour tour of the amazing contemporary art collection at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park. Hamilton Kitchen will offer specials for the evening, including $8 flatbreads and $5 sangria. 5:30 pm. 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, 407.998.8090

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