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It's another big week for free things to do in the Charlotte area, with over 70 free events taking place Monday, June 2nd, through Sunday, June 8th, 2014. Some highlights are the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival, Explore the Outdoors festival at Energy Explorium,and live music at Romare Bearden Park.Make sure to follow the links to get the details on each event.

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Monday

7:30am: Tai Chi at Romare Bearden Park

5:00pm: Family board game night at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:30pm: Crown Station Pub: Trivia and Karaoke

7:30pm: Trivia Nite at Summit Coffee

8:00pm: Live music at Amelie's

Tuesday

6:00am: Boot Camp fitness class at Romare Bearden Park

12:00pm:Crown Station Pub: Jazz, Blues and Morning Brews

12:00pm: Music Box Lunch at Romare Bearden Park: Tom Billotto

5:00pm: LEGO Mini-Build at LEGO Store: Jet Ski

5:30pm: Zumba at Romare Bearden Park

6:00pm: Sounds at Six music series at Westin Hotel: Reinaldo Brahn

6:30pm: Party at the Park at Mint Museum Randolph: movie and games

8:00pm:Trivia night at Petra s, with prizes

10:00pm: Tuesday Night Mic Fights at Crown Station Pub

Wednesday

8:30am: Child car seat check at Matthews Police Station

5:00pm: Mint Museums free admission

5:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: John the Revelator

5:30pm: Live music at Romare Bearden Park: The Extraordinaires

6:30pm: Tall Tales contest at Mooresville Library

7:00pm: Workshop at Guitar Center: Recording made easy for the iPad

7:00pm: Singer/songwriter open mic at Sam Ash Music. Perform and get a $10 gift card

8:30pm: Comedy Showdown at Crown Station Pub

10:00pm: Residency at Snug Harbor: Melt w/ Tyler Brown, Wunderbeast

Thursday

6:00am: Boot Camp fitness class at Romare Bearden Park

11:30am: Lunchtime Music Series in Kannapolis: White Chocolate

12:15pm: Tai Chi at Romare Bearden Park

5:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Bobby Cool

5:00pm: Alive After Five concerts at EpiCentre: Same As It Ever Was and Suckerpunch

5:30pm: Zumba at Romare Bearden Park

6:30pm: Open swim at U.S. National Whitewater Center

7:00pm: Whitewater River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Charliehorse

7:30pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: Love's Labor's Lost

9:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Slam Duncan and friends

Friday

National Donut Day: freebies at Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme

12:00pm: Music Box Lunch at Romare Bearden Park: John Alexander

5:00pm: Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Judah Moore

6:00pm: Outdoor movie at North Meck Park: Despicable Me 2

6:30pm: Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: Mike Strauss Band

6:30pm: Live music at Theatre Charlotte: Traveling Blue with the Tenya Coleman Duo and Cafe Ameretto

7:00pm: Live music in Birkdale Village: Silver Train

7:00pm: Outdoor movie in Indian Trail: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Kim Carper Band

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: The Flying Saucer

8:00pm: Silent Disco at Rooftop 210

8:00pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: Love's Labor's Lost

Saturday

Free admission to five museums for Bank of America customers

9:00am: Free pickles at Atherton Market

9:00am:Home Depot Kids' Workshop: Riding lawnmower

10:00am: Guitar Center workshop: Recording for Pro Tools

10:15am: Guitar Center: group guitar lesson

11:00am: Explore the Outdoors festival at Energy Explorium

11:00am: Chef event for kids at Concord Mills

11:00am: Drum Circle at Guitar Center

11:00am: Kids craft at Lakeshore Learning: Learn-to-Count Ladybug

7:00pm: Matthews Summer Concert Series: Cruize Control (beach music)

7:00pm: Country artist Joe Diffie, plus fireworks, in Kannapolis

7:00pm: Live music at Birkdale Village: Exit 54

7:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: David and Valerie Mayfield

7:00pm: Whitewater River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center: The Night Hawks

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: The Flying Saucer

7:00pm:Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Kim Carper Band and Rayen Belechere

8:00pm: Outdoor movie at Rivergate: Frozen

8:00pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: Love's Labor's Lost

9:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: My Electric Friends

Sunday

Free admission to Levine Museum of the New South for groups of fewer than 10 people

Free admission to five museums for Bank of America customers

3:00pm: Play pickleball for free

4:00pm: Live music at Birkdale Village: Alan Barrington

5:00pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: workshop

6:00pm: Davidson's Concerts on the Greens: Band of Oz

6:00pm: Karaoke at Snug Harbor

6:30pm: Charlotte Shakespeare on the Green: Love's Labor's Lost

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