Weekly agenda: Feb and beyond; Save for Tracy

Check out the barefoot skiing at the Lake Norman Marina on Jan. 1.

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. 

Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament 

11:45 am opening ceremonies; first footer at noon. | Jan. 1. The Lake Norman New Years Day Barefoot Challenge is one of the longest running barefoot skiing tournaments. Lake Norman Marina, 6965 NC Highway 150 Sherrills Ford.

New Year’s Day Morning Worship

11 am | Jan. 1. Includes communion. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Guest worship leader 

10 am | Jan. 1. The Rev. Betsy Mitchell, ordained in the ELCA and serves as a hospital chaplain at Atrium Health Union, will be worship leader. Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius.

New Year’s Day worship service

11 am | Jan. 1. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius.

Jan. 3

Cain Center for the Arts Community Open House 

4-8 pm | Jan. 3. Free community event featuring tours, local talent showcases, art workshops including Mosaic Ceramic Tile and Jewlery Handmaking. Local LKN performer showcases in the theater start at 6 pm including LKN Orchestra, Learn Music, Steve Langley’s Soap Bubble Circus and Rusty Knox. Must register.

Jan. 5 – June 1

Take a garden tour in-person or virtually. Photo | Winghaven

Imbibe & Inspire Tour

4 – 5:30 pm | Thursdays, Jan. 5-June 1. Advance registration required. Call 704-331-0664 for tickets; $30 for non-members. Experience Elizabeth Lawrence’s garden–and her inspirational writingsas shared by Garden Curator Andrea Sprott. Wing Haven, 260 Ridegewood Ave., Charlotte 28209.

 

 

Jan. 7

Renée Elise Goldsberry performs opening night Jan. 7 at the Cain Center for the Arts.

Cain Center grand opening 

Doors open 6 pm; show 8 pm | Jan. 7. Renée Elise Goldsberry is an actress and singer who has delivered award winning performances both on Broadway and the screen. Best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton. $250 per person. Each ticket purchase includes station style dinner, open bar, keepsake item and admission to performance. Cain Center For The Arts, Cornelius.

Conservation Celebration: DLC’s Annual Meeting & Party 

4-6 pm | Jan. 7. Live music and light food and libations to celebrate the conservation goals Davidson Lands Conservancy achieved in 2022. Hurt Hub, 201 Delburg St., Davidson.

Jan. 9

Paint Your Pet registration closes

6:30 – 9 pm | Jan. 23. Class is designed as a paint by number workshop. Must register; $70. Lost Worlds Brewing, One Norman Boulevard, Cornelius.

Jan. 9 – May 8

Bird watch tours are for those 65 and older. Photo | Winghaven

Senior Bird Walk

9 am | Mondays, Jan. 9 – May 8. Avid birders provide a guided walk to identify birds throughout Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary and SEED Wildlife & Children’s Garden. The 3.5 acre open space is conducive to many local and migratory songbirds. The walk is slow paced with opportunities to rest on benches and be still for the birds. All levels of birding welcome. $5-$10; call 704-331-0664 for tickets. Wing Haven, 260 Ridegewood Ave., Charlotte 28209.

 

Jan. 14

Christian Sands performs Jan. 14 at the Cain Center for the Arts.

Christian Sands 

Doors open 6:30 pm; show 8 pm | Jan. 14. Grammy Nominee Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. Tickets $39-$58. Cain Center For The Arts, Cornelius.

Robotics Competition 

11 am | Jan.14. Watch students in grades 7 – 12 compete in the fun but challenging robotics competition. J.M. Alexander Middle School, 12010 Hambright Rd., Huntersville.

 

 

 

 

Jan. 15

Charlotte-based wind quintet presents original works and transcriptions Jan. 15 in Davidson by composers such as Dvorak, Barber, Nielsen and others.

Queen City Winds

3-4 pm | Jan. 15. Tickets $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; youth / student free.  St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson.

Jan. 16

Organ at Davidson 

7:30 pm | Jan. 16. Katie Ann McCarty and David Bronson performing. Free; donations accepted. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 North Main St., Davidson.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ceremony

10 am | Jan. 16. Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Town Hall Board Room, 216 S. Main St., Davidson.

Through Jan.16

Birkdale on Ice 

General admission tickets for the 75-minute skate sessions, are $18 for adults and $14 per child 12 and younger. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Jan.17 – March 26

A work by Jacolby Satterwhite titled We Are In Hell. the artist has an exhibite in Davidson Jan. 17-March 26.

Artist exhibit

10 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; noon -4pm weekends | Jan. 17-March 26. Jacolby Satterwhite’s Finding Home Again exhibit focuses on his digital animated series, Birds in Paradise, which features a mythological, queer universe inspired by pop culture, African folklore, ritual, video games and personal narratives. For the American artist, liberation, rebirth, and healing of the black, queer body is achieved through movement and sound. Van Every/Smith Galleries,  Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College.

Jan. 18

Together We Rise concert 

7:30 pm | Jan. 18.  The Charlotte Symphony and Queens University of Charlotte present a concert exploring the themes of freedom, strength and justice in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tickets start at $10  at charlottesymphony.org. Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement at Queens University, Charlotte.

Jan. 21

Two shows on Jan. 21 let you see Forever Young at the cain Center for the Arts. Photo | Cain Center for the Arts

Forever Young 

Doors open 12:30 pm; show 2 pm | Jan. 21. Forever Young follows one unforgettable group of friends as they discover the greatest hits of all time. Tickets $45-$65. Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

Forever Young 

Doors open 6:30 pm; show 8 pm | Jan. 21. Forever Young follows one unforgettable group of friends as they discover the greatest hits of all time. Tickets $45-$65. Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

 

 

 

 

See OneNight in Memphis Jan. 21 in Mooresville.

Our Town Stage Indoor Concert Series

Doors open 6 pm; show 7 pm | Jan. 21. One Night In Memphis. Tickets $29-$39.  Joe V. Knox Auditorium in the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St., Mooresville.

Jan. 23

Faith, Hope and Charity

7:30-9 pm | Jan. 23. Cynthia Lawing presenting a program of piano music on religious themes including works by Liszt, Respighi, Bach, Zhao Zichen, gospels and Asian hymns. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Jan. 30-March 31

Home Grown exhibit

9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; 9 am -noon, Saturday. | Jan 30-March 31. A non-juried exhibit that showcases the talent of local artists. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 19725 Oak St.

Feb. 3

Home Grown reception

6:30-8:30 pm | Feb. 3. Opening reception. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St.

Feb. 4

2023 North Carolina Black Heritage Festival 

1-5 pm | Feb. 4. The 2023 North Carolina Black Heritage Festival themed “Remember the past, Celebrate the present, & Shape the future” will feature 100 black-owned companies. Crafts, culture, art, games, performances, information and more. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S., Concord.

Feb. 9

Jacolby Satterwhite

Artist Reception

6:30-8 pm | Feb. 9. Reception to meet Jacolby Satterwhite. Van Every/Smith Galleries,  Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College.

Artist Talk

7 pm | Feb. 9. In person or  watch the Artist Talk with Jacolby Satterwhite on Instagram live. Van Every Gallery, Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College. Details, click here.

 

Dogs and their humans get to play on ice Feb. 11 at the Whitewater Center. Photo | Whitewater Center

Feb. 11

Dog Days of Winter 

10 am – 10 pm | Feb. 11. Celebrate winter with your four-legged friends with activities ranging from a 5K trail race, adoption events, ice rink access, yoga, doggy vendors and more. Registration required and fees for 5K and ice skating, parking. US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Organ at Davidson 

7:30 pm | Feb. 13. Jerrick Cavagnaro performing. Free; donations accepted. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 North Main St., Davidson.

Feb. 11

2023 Cupid’s Cup 5K 

8 am | Feb. 11. Proceeds from the Cupid’s Cup 5K benefit Cardiac Rehabilitation programs at Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Southpark, Atrium Health Union, and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Atrium Health Cabarrus by providing funding for patient education, outreach, rehabilitation equipment and patient scholarships. $35 for 5K run/walk, 1-mile fitness walk or virtual 5K with T-shirt. 1350 S Kings Dr., Charlotte.

Feb. 25

Featuring a cast of incredible performers, the action will unfold all around you, with some guests even finding themselves becoming important characters in the story on Feb. 25 in Mooresville.

Our Town Stage Indoor Concert Series

Doors open 6 pm; dinner 6:30 pm; show 7 pm| Feb. 25. Murder Mystery Dinner. Tickets $50-$60. Joe V. Knox Auditorium in the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St., Mooresville.

Happy Anniversary Huntersville 

2-4 pm | Feb. 25. Wear your party hat and celebrate 150 years. There will be face painting, music, a balloon drop, special cakes and a photo booth. All generations are encouraged to attend. Huntersville Recreation Center, 11836 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 26

Blair McMillen

Blair McMillen, a former Charlottean, now performing in New York City, champions living composers as well as early keyboard music and “neglected” masterpieces.

3-4 pm | Feb. 26. Tickets $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; youth / student free.  St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson.

 

 

 

Organ at Davidson 

7:30 pm | March 13. Evan Currie performing. Free; donations accepted. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 North Main St., Davidson.

 

 

 

Through mid-February

Lights

6-10 pm | Daily. Explore a half-mile, self-guided walking trail showcasing illuminated installations representing the Whitewater story and mission. The elements populate the entire Ridge and Canyon of the Whitewater Center and culminate with a compelling view above the forest floor on an all new suspension bridge complex. Free; pay to park. Whitewater Center,  5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Through March 12

Alfred Conteh, [Ryan Coogler] Home Team, 2018 | Courtesy of the artist and Amath Gomis via Museum of the New South

Men of Change art exhibit

Check websites for gallery schedules. | B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture  and Levine Museum of the New South to bring  Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. The Gantt will display Storytellers, Fathering, and Imagining; Levine Museum will display Catalysts, Myth-Breakers, and Community; both museums in Charlotte will display Loving. Admission is free.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars

 

 

 

 

Through March 26

A work by Jacolby Satterwhite titled We Are In Hell. the artist has an exhibite in Davidson Jan. 17-March 26.

Artist exhibit

10 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; noon -4pm weekends | Jan. 17-March 26. Jacolby Satterwhite’s Finding Home Again exhibit focuses on his digital animated series, Birds in Paradise, which features a mythological, queer universe inspired by pop culture, African folklore, ritual, video games and personal narratives. For the American artist, liberation, rebirth, and healing of the black, queer body is achieved through movement and sound. Van Every/Smith Galleries,  Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College.

 

Through March 31

Home Grown exhibit

9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; 9 am -noon, Saturday. | Jan 30-March 31. A non-juried exhibit that showcases the talent of local artists. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 19725 Oak St.

 

 

MARCH CALENDAR

March 18

A special concert event March 18 for Ruben fans and Luther Vandross fans. Ruben sings Luther in Mooresville.

Our Town Stage Indoor Concert Series

Doors open 6 pm; show 7 pm | March 18. Ruben Sings Luther. Tickets  $40-$55. Joe V. Knox Auditorium in the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St., Mooresville. 

April 10-June 2

Irvin Law Group and Friends

9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; 9 am -noon, Saturday. | April 10-June 2. Irvin Law and Friends is a privately lent, multi-medium exhibit from Irvin Law Group. This exhibit also serves as a fundraiser where a percentage of the proceeds go toward programming for the Visual Arts and Education department. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 19725 Oak St.

 

 

Through March 12

Alfred Conteh, [Ryan Coogler] Home Team, 2018 | Courtesy of the artist and Amath Gomis via Museum of the New South

Men of Change art exhibit

Check websites for gallery schedules. | B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture  and Levine Museum of the New South to bring  Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. The Gantt will display Storytellers, Fathering, and Imagining; Levine Museum will display Catalysts, Myth-Breakers, and Community; both museums in Charlotte will display Loving. Admission is free.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars

 

 

 

 

Through March 26

A work by Jacolby Satterwhite titled We Are In Hell. the artist has an exhibite in Davidson Jan. 17-March 26.

Artist exhibit

10 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; noon -4pm weekends | Jan. 17-March 26. Jacolby Satterwhite’s Finding Home Again exhibit focuses on his digital animated series, Birds in Paradise, which features a mythological, queer universe inspired by pop culture, African folklore, ritual, video games and personal narratives. For the American artist, liberation, rebirth, and healing of the black, queer body is achieved through movement and sound. Van Every/Smith Galleries,  Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College.

 

Through March 31

Home Grown exhibit

9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; 9 am -noon, Saturday. | Jan 30-March 31. A non-juried exhibit that showcases the talent of local artists. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 19725 Oak St.

APRIL CALENDAR

April 14

Tell Me Lies – Fleetwood Mac Tribute plays April 14 in Mooresville.

Our Town Stage Indoor Concert Series

Doors open 6 pm; show 7 pm | April 14. Tell Me Lies – Fleetwood Mac Tribute. Tickets $20-$30. Joe V. Knox Auditorium in the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St., Mooresville.

Artists reception

6:30- 8:30 pm | June 16. Opening reception of ArtPop Street Gallery:10th Anniversary. Cain Center for the Arts, Catawba Avenue.

Artists reception

6:30-8:30 pm | June 9. Opening reception for the Cain Family Instructor Show. Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak St.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars.


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