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June’s essential dates 1-3 Charlotte Ballet artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux is departing after 20 years of leadership. For the final performance of his impressive tenure, Bonnefoux has created Charlotte Ballet: Inspired Works. The evenings at the Knight Theater feature a variety of dancers and styles, all set to inspire. www.blumenthalarts.org 9-11 The annual three-day Taste of Charlotte festival draws hundreds…

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May’s five essential dates. 5&6 The annual Midwood Maynia and Home Tour offers the chance to get a peek inside some of Charlotte’s most historic—and beautiful—homes and gardens in the charming Plaza Midwood neighborhood. In addition to the annual home tour, the weekend celebrates spring with a parade, live music, and food. www.plazamidwood.org 10 Myers Park’s SOCO Gallery is hosting an…

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This month’s five essential dates. 9 Fight like a girl with the Susan G. Komen Laugh for the Cure comedy night at McGlohon Theater. Comedians, including Bobby Collins, will be performing all evening, and food and drink will be provided. Tickets are $65 and VIP packages are available. www.komencharlotte.org/laugh. 10-19 Bring your little ones and your imagination for a magical…

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This month’s five essential dates. 1 Put on your sneakers and join the fight against breast cancer with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Gather a team to walk or run the 5K, or show your support on the sidelines. Donations will support local screening, treatment, and educational programs. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Marshall Park. 4 Join Safe Alliance…

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This month’s five essential dates. 8-11 For an authentic cultural experience, bring the whole family to the 39th-annual Yiasou Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Enjoy Greek cuisine, homemade pastries, and live folk dance performances. There will also be plenty for the kids, including snow cones, face painting, and carnival rides. Festival hours are: 11a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 8,…

Night at the Museum

These days, some of Charlotte’s top museums are keeping the lights on—and drawing big crowds—after hours. Here’s where to go for your arts and science fix after dark. Science on the Rocks Care for a side of science with your martini? On the third Friday of every month Uptown’s Discovery Place hosts Science on the Rocks—an adults-only evening of drinks…

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This month’s five essential dates. 5-26 Enjoy a warm summer evening by relaxing under the night sky and watching a fun movie with your family and friends. Starting at 7 p.m. every Friday in August, there will be live music, activities, and food at SouthPark Mall’s Movies Under the Stars. The movies start at dusk, and admittance is free for…

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This month’s five essential dates. 1 Summer Pops goes out with a bang! The last in the Sunday night series of concerts under the stars performed by the Charlotte Symphony, Celebrate America features a selection of patriotic music and is followed by fireworks. Tickets are $16. Gates open at 5 p.m. ; prelude at 7 p.m.; concert at 8:15 p.m.…