Carolina Voices’ Impromptu presents ‘Guilty Pleasures’
8 p.m. Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. $20. www.carolinatix.org.
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Impromptu brings back its “extreme a cappella,” performing all those songs that we secretly love but hate to admit. There will be classics such as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “The Girl From Ipanema” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” Audience participation encouraged.
7:30 p.m. (also various performances through June 25). Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $10-$22. http:\\tix.cpcc.edu.
CPCC Summer Theatre does its first production of “Chicago,” the Kander and Ebb musical about two murderesses in 1920s Chicago who compete for media attention and the respect of a shady lawyer likely to keep them out of the electric chair. This is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Science on the Rocks: Game Night
5-9 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. www.discoveryplace.org.
Explore the ultimate hands-on exhibition, “Beyond Rubik’s Cube.” Learn about the Rubik’s Cube’s roots; create 3D puzzles; learn secrets to solving the Cube; and challenge a Cube-solving robot. Go beyond the Cube to challenge friends to Jumbo Jenga, get in a game of Human Hungry, Hungry Hippos and more.
Queen City Jazz Festival
6:30 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $48-$73. www.livenation.com.
The second annual festival features keyboardist Brian Culbertson, Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway and multi-instrumentalist Gerald Albright, best known for his sax playing. Veering toward the soulful R&B and laid-back funk side of smooth jazz, the lineup also features grown and sexy soul singer Trish Andrews.
Art & Soul of South End
2-10 p.m. Historic South End. $7-$15. www.historicsouthend.com.
A daylong celebration of Historic South End includes a full slate of activities that include exploring the Charlotte Rail Trail with public art and linear yoga classes, craft breweries via a trolley tour, shopping, a food truck competition and live music at a stage at Camden Road and Kingston Avenue.
VTGCLT Summer Market
10 a.m.-6 p.m. 514 N. College St. $5 for early-bird entry at 10 a.m.; free beginning at 11 a.m. www.facebook.com/VintageCharlotte.
Shop with more than 60 of the region’s best vintage and handmade vendors. A tropical patio designed by Studio Cultivate will feature Legion Brewing, Bleu Barn Bistro, Hiya food truck, Hart’s Soda Shop, Viva Raw and King of Pops. Yelp Charlotte will supply shopping bags for the first 500 customers.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Drive. $8. www.charlottenaturemuseum.org.
Visit the little farm in the big city and get up close to chickens, rabbits, pigs and goats from Whispering Hope Farm while learning about the importance of local farm life. Enjoy outdoor games, face painting, story time, puppet shows and more.
Beatles Tribute Night
7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $19.80-$30. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Presented by Tosco Music Parties, this performance retains the original “living room” feeling when it began two decades ago and is a performance of one or two songs by each of a variety of about 15 scheduled acts. The evening includes Tosco’s trademark singalongs.
Summer Pops: A Night for ‘Pops’ – The Music of John Williams
8:15 p.m. Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road. $12 (kids under 18 are free). www.charlottesymphony.org.
Celebrate Father’s Day to the sounds of all your favorite John Williams movie scores, including “Jurassic Park,” “ET,” “Superman,” “Star Wars” and more. Gates open at 5 p.m.; prelude by local band Charlyhorse begins at 7 p.m.
Father’s Day Weekend at the Gardens
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Free admission for fathers; $12.95 adults; $11.95 seniors 60+; $6.95 children 2-12. www.dsbg.org.
Father’s Day events include family activities and lawn games, beer tasting, an on-site food truck and more. Country singer Clay Mull performs 1-3 p.m. and a Fort Building Workshop will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Weezer and Panic! at the Disco
Mon 6.20 7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$75. www.livenation.com.
Two generations of alt-rock fans come together with this summer pairing: ’90s radio ruler Weezer is best known for the song “Buddy Holly,” and theatrical pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco (led by ever-evolving, over-the-top frontman Brendon Urie) is best known for “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”
NextGen Mint Hang Out: Pumped
Wed 6.22 6 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Free for teens ages 14-18. www.mintmuseum.org.
Bring a friend and enjoy fun, creative activities in the “Pumped” exhibition galleries – and feel free to explore the rest of the museum while you’re at it. Light refreshments will be served.
The Music of David Bowie
Thu 6.23 8 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $29.50-$69.50. www.charlottesymphony.org.
Experience the musical world of rock icon David Bowie with the Charlotte Symphony, a full band and vocalist Brody Dolyniuk. The group will cover classics such as “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl” and more.
Thu 6.23 7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$100. www.livenation.com.
The legendary English rock band – known for hits such as “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Just Like Heaven” and “Pictures of You” – returns for the first time since 2008, when goth poet Robert Smith’s band played a surprisingly joyous set to a half-empty TWC Arena. The aptly named the Twilight Sad opens.
Thu 6.23 7:30 p.m. (also various performances through July 2). Duke Energy Theater, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $5-$10. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Shakespeare Carolina has assembled a compendium of famous fight scenes from “Romeo and Juliet,” “Coriolanus,” “King Lear” and other plays, set to original music by Jill O’Neill.