Sure, you could leave the area to go on vacation this summer, but with so much good stuff going on in your own backyard, why would you?

The Style section's Summer Arts Preview is filled with stories and listings of hundreds of events between now and September. The Post's critics have worked through the lists to pick can't-miss shows, exhibits and events from the world's of classical music, dance, museums, pop music, galleries and theater. We even have a list of top events for families that will keep kids busy while school is out.

Think we missed something? Disagree with a pick? Need personalized advice on your summer to-do list? Submit a question and talk with the critics on Thursday at 1 p.m. during the Got Plans chat.