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Toni Baker-Tyson describes herself as a social butterfly. Her entertainment picks are published here each Thursday. Opinions expressed are solely her own. Email her at toni@qcitymetro.com or join her Chocolate Social Network.

Last weekend I managed to squeeze in some time uptown at the "Taste of Charlotte" festival. I definitely enjoyed the Maryland Crab & Co vendor. This annual event seems to out do itself every year. I hope you didn't miss out.

I also checked out saxophonist Paul Taylor and Fourplay, with Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, and Harvey Mason at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Yes, the show was all that and then some. It definitely was a great way to spend a Sunday evening.

Speaking of Sunday, this weekend is Father's Day, so make sure it's a day Dad remembers. Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful Dads!

Here are my weekend picks:

FRIDAY
Buff Dillard ~ Trombonist Buff Dillard is performing live for CMS, Bonejazzers and family & friends at the Tavern (300 E. Morehead Street). Come out and celebrate summer break and the end of another school year. Free parking and great food. Time: 7p.m. – 10 p.m. Cost: $10. More info: Click here.

SATURDAY
Juneteenth Festival ~ The 17th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Independence Park. Enjoy cultural events, food, live music, vendors, and much more. Admission is free and open to the public. More info: http://www.juneteenthofthecarolinas.com/

SUNDAY
NASCAR Hall of Fame Race Viewing Parties ~ Enjoy Father's Day watching a race on the big screen in the High Octane Theater. Admission to each viewing party is $10 for the general public and free for NASCAR Hall of Fame members (400 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd). Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Time: 1p.m. More info: http://www.nascarhall.com/

For more local event listings, check out the Qcitymetro calendar at www.qcitymetro.com/events.



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