Tickets in Concord

Up to 53% Off InkFest Live Tattoo Fest

Concord

$20 $10

Fest-goers get tattooed amid graffiti demonstrations, live music and DJ battles, a custom car and bike show, and tattoo-industry vendors

Repticon – 50% Off

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

50% Off North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival Ticket

Huntersville

$44 $22

Music by Greensky Bluegrass, Sol Driven Train, and Big Daddy Love fills the night as guests scoop up tasty eats and drink craft beers

New Edition – Up to 52% Off R&B

PNC Music Pavilion

$37 $20

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Original members of famed R&B sextet—Bobby Brown, Bell Biv Devoe, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill—reunite for hits and dance moves

MattyB – Up to 47% Off Rap Concert

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

$26.28 $14

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

50% Off Southeast's Largest Bachelorette Party

EpiCentre

$20 $10

Ladies enjoy a night out on the town hopping from bar to bar, dancing to live DJs, and trying their hands at mechanical-bull riding

Up to 50% Off Improv at Charlotte Comedy Theater

Wet Willie's

$20 $10

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Interactive, R-rated performances featuring both long- and short-form improv

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Charlotte SMS Atrium

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Up to 36% Off

Charlotte

$86.58 $55.50

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Backed by the power of the E Street Band, The Boss gives all in an epic performance of greatest hits and gems from his latest, "High Hopes"

$5 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from luxury recliners with wait service

Charlotte Checkers – Up to 56% Off Hockey Game

Time Warner Cable Arena

$21.40 $10

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Leading goal scorer Zach Boychuk, goalie John Muse, and the rest of the Charlotte Checkers look to turn season around with pair of home wins

Up to 56% Off Private Soccer Training

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Coaches who are longtime soccer players focus on four aspects of athleticism to boost pupils' success on the pitch

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to 50% Off

High Point Theatre

$44 $22

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Select Local Merchants

• For $15, you get three tickets for the XDC qualifying round on Saturday, July 2nd from noon to 8 p.m. (a $30 value). • For $15, you get two tickets for the XDC Top 32 National Drift Competition on Sunday, July 3rd from noon to 8 p.m. (a $30 value).

5555 Concord Pkwy. S
Concord,
NC
US

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4751 Highway 49
Concord,
NC
US

For the fourth race on its 2012 tour, the American Drag Racing League returns to Gateway Motorsports Park's 1/8-mile drag strip for the first time since 2010. Piloting dragsters separated into seven all-professional racing classes, from Top Sportsman to Pro Extreme, drivers rocket down the track so quickly that they finish each race younger than when they began. The SuperCar Showdown—a new feature on the 2012 circuit—pits the latest consumer automobiles against one another in no-holds-barred drag race free from the usual handicaps, performance restrictions, and rules against fiddling with rival drivers' preset radio stations. After reopening under the helm of former Indy driver Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park has stepped up its devotion to motorsports of all kinds, looking beyond the drag strip to fill its amphitheater-style seats with fans of everything from hot rods to world-class stock cars.

5555 Concord Pkwy. S
Concord,
NC
US

Piedmont School of Music and Dance has two locations. The school is the only performing arts school in the area to offer music and dance under one roof.

163 W B St
Kannapolis,
NC
US

Since 1936, the historic Gem Theatre has moved movie lovers to laughter and tears with films in an elegant, comfortable single-screen vintage theater. Peruse current showtimes and choose a first-run film, which may include a romantic romp, a superhero adventure, an independent feature, or Casablanca II: Electric Boogaloo. Guests pick up their sodas and popcorn at the concessions stand in the carpeted lobby, whose ornate table lamps cast soft light on potted plants and flowers. In the red and gold 916-seat amphitheater, upholstered floor seats beckon audience members and balcony perches provide a sky-high view behind marbled wood rails. Before the film, guests watch wrought-iron vines curl around colorful birds in sculptures flanking the screen. Sumptuous gold curtains hide the big screen until showtime, allowing staff members to finish reenacting each film’s climactic scene in private.

111 W 1st St
Kannapolis,
NC
US

Many dance companies approach ballet from a modern angle. Caroline Calouche prefers a more perpendicular one. When the stage is not enough space for her visions of macabre masquerade balls or surreal dreamscapes, she takes to the air above it, outfitted with a cirque's worth of aerial harnesses and accouterments. Her dancers are just as likely to pirouette down a 20-foot skein of golden silk as across a hardwood floor. Pairs of lovers might hang precariously from the frame of a hollow cube or perform a gravity-defying pas de deux on the double lyra—their suspension above the earth either an expression of freedom or a prison of their own making. Like identifying an elderly smoker's gender over the phone, the airborne element leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

By marrying the storytelling ability of floor-bound choreography with the gravity-defying tricks of circus arts, Caroline Calouche & Co. unleashes the full potential of aerial dance. The company's productions are free to venture to strange new places. For example, in past shows, women have risen from their graves to haunt their murderous husbands. Likewise, the sounds of Moby and Blue Man Group are more likely to be heard than Debussy.

Audience members who want to plqy the ropes and silks for themselves can learn to do so during the dance company's aerial-dance classes, along with a tight curriculum of ballet, contemporary, and stretching and strengthening courses. For all its global influences and aerial showmanship, Caroline Calouche & Co. keeps its feet rooted in the local community with outreach programs for all ages, ethnicities, and social groups.

9535 Monroe Road
Charlotte,
NC
US