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FestivalFood LionSpeed Street

11 a.m.-midnight. Uptown Charlotte. Free. www.600festival.com.

The annual festival – a celebration of NASCAR – features driver appearances, car exhibits, and concerts by national recording artists like rock band Seether and Albemarle sweetheart Kellie Pickler. (Both shows are at 10:30 p.m.)

Dance

N.C. Dance Theatre's Repertory Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $15. 704-372-1000; www.carolinatix.org.

Students from the Repertory Ensemble perform new works choreographed by faculty members Sabrina Berry, Mark Diamond, Heather Ferranti Ferguson and Madeline Guerdat.

Festival

Spoleto Festival USA

Today through June 8 in Charleston. 843-579-3100; www.spoletousa.org.

The annual arts extravaganza features music, theater, opera and dance galore.

Theater

‘Blood Wedding'

7:30 p.m. Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. $10. 704-973-2828; www.ctcharlotte.org.

Children's Theatre of Charlotte's teenage Ensemble Company performs this contemporary Spanish classic, adapted by poet Ted Hughes. For ages 13 and up.

Party

Suite grand opening

7 p.m. 210 E. Trade St. Free. www.suite charlotte.com.

Suite, the latest venture to open in the EpiCentre, holds a two-day grand opening party starting tonight. The upscale nightclub and lounge is on the third level of the complex at Trade and College streets. Complimentary tickets at the Web site.

Festival

Race City Pit Stop

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Main Street, Mooresville. Free. 704-664-4109; www.downtown mooresville.com.

See show and vintage cars, pit training demonstrations, and visit with drivers from the Hickory and Concord speedways.

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