July offers a variety of interesting and exciting events for families to experience in and around the Triad. Here are some of the top offerings:
Alicia: Keys to the Summer Tour
Spectrum Center, Charlotte
July 2, 8 p.m.
Tickets $39 and higher
This Alicia Keys tour will feature 23 stops in North America. For the first time, Keys will appear in-the-round. This is a completely reimagined and redesigned concert experience with a new set list.
Monsters, Inc., Carolina Kids Club Movie
Carolina Theatre, Greensboro
July 12, 9 a.m.
Sulley and Mike Wazowski, his wisecracking sidekick, are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a girl named Boo wanders into their world, it’s the monsters who are scared silly.
Jazz at SECCA
Sculpture Deck at SECCA
July 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
Featuring the Nathaniel Ward Jazz Trio, with Matt Kendrick and Kassem Williams. The jam session includes three sets that will include musical guests from the region.
blink-182: Rock Hard Tour
Spectrum Center, Charlotte
July 14, 7 p.m.
Tickets $166 and higher: This tour of the multi-platinum group, reunites Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker for the first time in 10 years.
National Ice Cream Day
High Point Museum
July 15, noon to 2 p.m. or while supplies last
Come celebrate National Ice Cream Day a day early by making your own ice cream in a bag. The program is designed for children under 12.
Victorian Parlor Series: Folly Flower Show
Körner’s Folly, Kernersville
July 15, 4 to 6 p.m.
Tickets $25 for adults, $6 for children
Fanciful florals will fill every room at Körner’s Folly. The display in the 22-room Victorian house is a collaboration with the Kernersville Garden Club. 85 South Show Live
Bojangles Entertainment Complex, Charlotte
July 16, 7 p.m.
Tickets $35 and higher
D.C. Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean, three of the funniest and most fearless comedians in America, team up on their new tour. The trio has more than two million subscribers on YouTube and half a billion views.
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Schaefer Center, Appalachian State University
July 20, 7 p.m.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution with unparalleled global acclaim. The group has brought innovative and new forms of artistic expression to audiences around the world.
The Blue Ridge Opry
The Reeves Theater, Elkin
July 22, 7 p.m.
The Blue Ridge Opry is a nostalgic country music variety show that is inspired by the early days of the Grand Old Opry. The program is hosted by Kelley Breiding, a Carolina native, and will feature musical guest stars.
Living in the Ordinary World
GreenHill Center for NC Art, Greensboro
July 22-Nov. 2, Various times
Ten North Carolina photographers, curated by John Rosenthal. The exhibition presents the works of a stellar group of the state’s photographers.
Garden Hand Tool Maintenance and Repair
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville
July 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Josh Williams, the head gardener at Ciener, will demonstrate daily and seasonal maintenance. Bring one or two hand tools to practice maintenance techniques.
Seussical Jr. presented by Shine Theatre Camp
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
July 28-30, various times
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life in a musical extravaganza from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.