"Pumped: The Art & Craft of Shoemaking" is on view through July 31 at the Mint Museum Uptown. It showcases shoe designs from around the globe, and from different centuries. The designs range from traditional leather to shoes made from a 3-D printer. All are from the Mint's permanent Fashion Collection.  Admission is $24 and also includes the special exhibit "Here & Now: 80 Years of Photography at the Mint" featuring 215 stunning images curated from the Mint's permanent collection. 

Experience La Dolce Vita for a day during the annual Festa Italiana May 22 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the courtyards of Queens University of Charlotte. Authentic Italian food, wine and beer in a beautiful setting are part of the enjoyment of this benefit for the nonprofit Nevins Center and its mission of helping those with special needs and disabilities in our community.

The $75 ticket includes food and beverages throughout the day, plus entertainment, an art show and access to vendors selling Italian goods. To buy tickets, click here.