Weekend Arts Events (June 24-26)

FRIDAY
CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS: 12 ANGRY HENS
Squawks, crafted by WFAE’s Mike Collins and Brian Kahn, reappears each year as a parody of pop culture, Broadway, and even local politics. These year’s show, the 12th, is subtitled “12 Angry Hens.”

CAROLINA UNSIGNED SHOWCASE
Amos’ Southend hosts a roundup of unsigned, local acts in Charlotte, with most representing varying shades of metal. KRVSADE, Den of Wolves, The Cultralist, A Young Man's Burial, and others take the stage.

NASCAR HALL OF FAME
Owned by the City of Charlotte, the NASCAR Hall of Fame has 40,000 square feet of exhibition space to give visitors a look at racing history. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske (through June 30) explores the team’s achievements in NASCAR and other racing disciplines.

SATURDAY
THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST
Dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass join NPR's Ira Glass for a night of storytelling. Radio talks become dance pieces, and each tell personal stories. All of it's told in three acts.

JAY FARRAR (TRIO)
Son Volt frontman Jay Farrar marks 20 years since the acclaimed LP Trace with his current tour, performing songs off the record. He's joined by pedal steel player Eric Heywood and multi-instrumentalist Gary Hunt.

STAGE KISS
When well-acquainted actors are paired for a romantic stage production, life begins to imitate art. And somewhere along the way, reality and fiction becomes skewed.

CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY
A colonial home and its grounds are the backdrop for this museum. Built in 1774, the 5,000-square-foot Hezekiah Alexander House is the oldest surviving structure of its kind in Mecklenburg County. Guided tours are available throughout the grounds.

SUNDAY
CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY SUMMER POPS
This annual cultural event stretches from June to early July, culminating in a patriotic Independence Day celebration. Each Sunday in June, bring a blanket to Symphony Park in South Park and enjoy an outdoors orchestral experience.

NEW EDITION
Hailing from Boston, this R&B-style boy band is responsible for songs like "Cool It Now" and "Candy Girl." You may also know members of the act from side-projects like Bell Biv DeVoe and a few solo efforts.

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