June 19

Celebrity bartender fundraiser

Celebrities, politicians and business professionals will vie for drink sales and tips at a fundraiser for Big Day at the Lake. Guest bartenders include WCNC Meteorologist John Wendel, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis and Cornelius Mayor Pro-Tem Woody Washam. Former pro athletes Rod Smith, Dean Biasucci, Adrian Murell and Eric “Sleepy” Floyd are expected to attend. Big Day at the Lake, scheduled for July 19, takes children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte program out for a day of lake activities.

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Alton's Kitchen & Cocktails, 19918 North Cove Road, Cornelius

Details: www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com


Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase

The showcase opens for its fifth season with three sets of three local artists upstairs in the coffee shop’s listing room. “Many of the artists have received industry awards, have songs in movies or television series or have received other industry notice,” said host Rob McHale, who will perform July 17.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson

Details: 704-895-9090.


Opening night of ‘42nd Street’

Davidson Community Players presents the Tony Award-winning show this month. “42nd Street” is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. It’s a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. Musical hits include “You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me,” “We're In the Money” and “Shuffle Off to Buffalo.” Tickets cost $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12 for students. Performances continue through June 28.

When: 8 p.m. June 19-21, 25-27 and 28, as well as 2 p.m. June 22 and 28

Where: Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson

Details: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7953


June 20

The Main Street Art Exhibition

Café Elie and the Community Arts Project present “The Main Street Art Exhibition,” featuring works by local artists. Meet and greet the artists and enjoy wine, hor d’oeuvres and live music. The exhibit runs 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: The Chair Factory, 20700 N. Main St., Suite 110

Details: 704-728-5554.


Live in the 115

The Live in the 115 Outdoor Music Series resumes with performances by the Robert Johnson Trio and Pam Taylor Band. This month’s concert shifts to the blues, where the Pam Taylor Band resides. She grew up in a small South Carolina town, learning how to play piano and guitar. Her father plays saxophone.   

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: John Franklin Moore Park in downtown Mooresville

Details: www.downtownmooresville.com


Charlotte Symphony Concert

The Charlotte Symphony performs a free outdoor summer pops concert, featuring songs you’ve heard from the movies.

When: 8:15 p.m.

Where: McGuire Nuclear Station’s EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville

Details: www.duke-energy.com/energyexplorium 


June 21

2014 Outdoor Cinema Series

The Town of Cornelius shows “Captain Phillips,” a PG-13 film, on an inflatable blimp screen as part of the 2014 Outdoor Cinema Series. The Tom Hanks film tells the true story of Somali pirates hijacking an American ship in 2009. Movie-goers have the option of watching the film from land or the lake. Boaters can hear the movie via a radio. Bring a lawn chair and blankets.

When: Dusk

Where: Ramsey Creek Park; 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius

Details: www.cornelius.org/parc 


June 25

2014 Outdoor Cinema Series

The Town of Cornelius screens “Hotel Transylvania,” a PG film, as part of the 2014 Outdoor Cinema Series. Hear the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi and Ceelo Green in this animated film about a resort for monsters.

When: Dusk

Where: Kenton Place, 17115 Kenton Drive, Cornelius

Details: www.cornelius.org/parc 


For children


June 23

Professor Whizzpop

Children, ages 5-11, learn about literature’s more eccentric figures, such as mad scientists and inventors. Register in advance.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville

Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6031


June 25

Eat A Bug

Children try flavorful insects during Eat a Bug Day. Admission costs $8.

When: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Where: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300


June 26

HFFA Kid’s Triathlon Series

Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics offers children a chance to swim, bike and run off extra energy in one of the nation’s largest triathlon series events. Register online in advance.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville

Details: www.hffa.com