Traditionally, July is a slow month in Charlotte, and that's a good thing. We all need a chance to slow down a bit and enjoy our summer as much as we can. If you are in town and are looking for something to do on the social scene, here are a few events taking place that might interest you.
The last in the series of Sunday pops concerts under the stars performed by the Charlotte Symphony goes out with a bang with a selection of patriotic music followed by fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m.; prelude at 7 p.m.; concert at 8:15 p.m. Symphony Park at SouthPark mall. $15; free for 16 and younger. 704-972-2000.
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Celebrate the birth of our nation in a family-friendly setting that's alcohol-free and includes entertainment, activities, a performance by the band Swingin' Richards and fireworks. 6-10 p.m.; the 20-minute fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. Free. Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive. www.charlottecentercity.org.
MEN'S NIGHT OUT
Dan Mauney, owner of the boutiques Shu and Brief, hosts this event at his South End store. Fashion experts will give out tips, there are bourbon and craft beer tastings, plus information on how men can take care of their physical and mental health. 6-9 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE GRAY CLASSIC
Philanthropists Herb and Felicia Gray host the series of events held over one weekend that include a Business Roundtable, Golf Tournament and Women's Empowerment Brunch. Proceeds go to 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte's mentoring and education programs for youths. Ticket prices vary. To register for events, go to www.thegrayclassic.com.
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