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Welcome to the INDY Summer Guide to arts and culture

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Summer Guide is finally here. That old ballpark, man, it's back in gear. And that swimming hole? It's nice and cold.

Those are (roughly) the words of Kenny Chesney, who plays Raleigh's PNC Arena on May 28. While we never tire of that sort of summer fun at the INDY, we do tire of regurgitating the same well-worn clichés about the season. So this year, we're putting a wintry spin on our Summer Guide, suggesting ways, from indoor curling to urban bobsledding, that you can turn summer days into snow days. And, of course, we tip the next few months' offerings in visual art, theater, dance, film and more.

It's going to be a long, hot season, but after chilling out with our "Winter in the Summertime" issue, you'll be ready to hear those ice cream trucks jingling—ring-ting-tingling, too.

SUMMER GUIDE: WINTER IN THE SUMMERTIME

Catch the Christmas spirit on Independence Day at the 29th annual Christmas in July Festival

Beat the heat at the coolest museum and gallery shows in the coming months

Find winter fun in a Raleigh summer by instituting "snow rules" (and eating everything in sight)

Turn a Bull City summer into a winter wonderland in seven X-treme, legal(ish) steps

From safe bets to daring debuts, preview the hottest theater and dance of the solar season

Sick of reading about Jurassic World? We suggest some summer-movie alternatives and a brainy beach read

A winter sport finds a summer outlet in the Triangle Curling Club's new facility

Urban Archaeology: "Is there a Santa Claus?"

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