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A look-ahead at what’s happening in August

Aug. 25: Unknown Artist performs at LangTree Lake Norman

Trying to figure out what to do? Make plans for the month using this calendar. Updated event listings are published on Monday for the week and on Thursday for the weekend. For events that repeat weekly, we’ve created an ONGOING category; scroll down and you’ll find it. 

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Aug. 11-13

River Jam

7 pm. Live music takes place at a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue at the Whitewater Center.

Thursday, Aug. 11: Virginia Man

Friday, Aug. 12: Into the Fog

Saturday, Aug. 13: Circus No. 9

Aug. 11: Gump Fiction performs at LangTree Lake Norman

Aug. 11 

Live music 

6-9 pm. Gump Fiction. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville.

Unplugged+Live: Lunchtime Edition 

11 am-12:30 pm. This  all-ages event features live performances during your Thursday lunch hour with free meals for registered seniors. David B. Waymer Center, 14008 Holbrooks Road,  Huntersville.

Thursdays on Main

6 p.m. Band of Oz. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis

Aug. 12

Live music 

6-9 pm. Vel-Crows. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Live Under The Oaks 

6-8 pm. Joesph Gallo. The Grove across from Kilwins, Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Aug. 12: Chasing Phoenix performs at Royal Bliss Brewing

Live Music

7-10 pm. Chasing Phoenix. Royal Bliss Brewing Co. 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver.

2nd Friday – Throwback Edition 

6-10 pm. Music, games, artist vendors, beverage and food trucks, fun for kids. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.

Movies in the Park

Movies begin at dusk and are open to the public, free of charge and will be shown at Veterans Park – Downtown Huntersville. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Check website for movie selection.

Fall Fan Fest 

5:30-8:30 pm. Games, live music, craft beer, food trucks, and Wildcat team appearances from fall athletes and coaches. Richardson Stadium at Davidson College.

Just Kidding Around 

9-11am. Games, singing and dancing with the Nifty’s from Dapper Street Kids. Free.  Veterans Park, Main and Maxwell Streets. Huntersville.

Aug. 13

Saturday at the Square 

6-8 pm. Southside Saints, variety. South Main Square, Davidson.

Aug. 13: Heroes at Last perform at Kat’s Seafood Kitchen

Live Music

10 pm – 1 am. Heroes at Last.  Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Live Music

7-10 pm.  String Theory.  Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Live music 

6-9 pm. Queen City Siren. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Aug. 14

Concerts on the Green

6-8 pm. Gospelfest, Gospel. Concerts are free. Coolers and picnics OK. Food and beverage available for purchase. Village Green, downtown Davidson at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road, on the Davidson Public Library stage.

Aug. 14: Lake Norman Fondo

Lake Norman Fondo 

7:30 am. The Lake Norman Fondo is a cycling event in Davidson that supports local charities throughout  Lake Norman. The charity ride offers three distances for participants to choose from: 35, 50, and 75 miles. This is a fully supported ride with well-stocked rest stops and competitive timing sections; choose to sprint through them or enjoy the ride and cruise along back country roads.

Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service

4 pm. St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist, 1600 Norris Ave. Charlotte 28206.

Mooresville Cruise In 

2-6 pm. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

Live Music

6 pm – 9 pm. Sunday Funday with Dave & Woody. Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius. www.katsseafoodkitchen.com

Aug. 15

2022 Lake Norman Big Band

Tickets are $25 per person. New Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville.

Aug. 17

Karaoke Night

6:30-9:30 pm.  Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Girls Pint Out

6 pm. Have a beer or a few with Lake Norman Girls Pint Out, a community of women who love craft beer. Barley Market, 20052 Zion Ave., Cornelius.

Aug. 18-12

River Jam

7 pm. Live music takes place at a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue at the Whitewater Center.

Thursday, Aug. 18: Empire Strikes Brass

Friday, Aug. 19: TAND

Saturday, Aug. 20: Jonathan Scale Fourchestra

Aug. 18: The Catalinas perform at LaLa Caboosa

Aug. 18

LalaCaboosa Downtown Music Series 

6-9 pm. The Catalinas. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food and beer trucks on site. Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Road,  Huntersville.

Live music 

6-9 pm. Tim Elliott. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville.

Aug. 19

Live music 

6-9 pm. Brett Milstead. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Live Under The Oaks 

6-8 pm. Wagon Load a Trouble. The Grove across from Kilwins, Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Live Music

Pushh. 10 pm – 1 am. Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Live jazz
6 pm. Featuring Jeanette Harris on the saxophone joined by the Paul Dozier Band. $45 ticket purchase  includes a glass of wine/wine slushie or craft beer. Davesté Vineyards,155 Lytton Farm Road, Troutman.

Concert

8:30 pm. Mock of Ages, Def Leppard tribute band. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Aug. 19-21

Puffs (Teen Summer Stock Series)

7 pm Friday and Saturday; 2 pm Sunday. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs who just happened to be there. too.Reserved seating $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Armour Street Theatre. 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Aug. 20

Napoleon’s Ney?

Featuring the Torrance connection to the mystery of Peter Stuart Ney. Was he Napoleon Bonaparte’s Marshal? Cedar Groove Live Music – Classical string quartet. Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Outdoor Cinema Series

“Sing 2” – PG at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Weather permitting, movies will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Gate opens at 6:30 p.m.,; concessions available for purchase will include a food truck and a local beer vendor.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers and picnic baskets are OK.

Concerts @ the Circles 

5-6:30 pm acoustic artist; 7 pm Pushh,.variety. Jetton Street by Clean Juice, Davidson.

Concert

8:30 pm. Unknown Artist. Tickets are $10. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Live Music

10 pm – 1am. Sweet Leaf.  Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Aug. 20: Old Skool perform at Lost Worlds Brewing

Live music 

6-9 pm. Old Skool. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Aug. 21

8th Annual Bark and Brew Red Carpet Runway Show 
1-4 pm. The main feature of Bark and Brew is the runway show where a member of the community will walk their pet or a pet available for adoption down the red carpet so they can strut their stuff. The Bark and Brew is a ticketed event, open to all ages; $15 ticket. Benefits the Splashpaw Foundation. Cabarrus Brewing Co.,  329 McGill Ave. NW, Concord.

Live Music

6 pm – 9 pm. Dave & Woody. Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.                                           

Sunday Music Series 

1 pm. Phillip Howe. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis.

Aug. 22: Seasonal Beer Pairing Dinner at Royal Bliss Brewing. See the menu here.

Aug. 22

Seasonal Beer Pairing Dinner

7:30 pm. Summer BBQ Edition. Join Chef Bobby and his smoker for a night filled with heaping portions of pulled pork and sliced brisket and live music. Tickets $150; each ticket purchased grants entry for two people and includes dinner, two drink tokens each and gratuity.  Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Aug. 23

Victory Lap Cruise-In 

6-8 pm. Classic cars to modern day exotics, motorcycles and trucks. Raffle prizes, games, live music, food trucks and rental kart races for attendees. Free for both spectators and car entry. GoPro Motorplex, 130 Motorplex Drive, Mooresville.

Aug. 26: Travelin’ Kine perform at River Jam

Aug. 25-27

River Jam

7 pm. Live music takes place at a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue at the Whitewater Center.

Thursday, Aug. 25: Dave Jordan

Friday, Aug. 26: Travelin’ Kine

Saturday, Aug. 27: Mike Strauss Band

Aug. 25

Live music 

6-9 pm. Unknown Artist. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville.

The Suavocados 

7:30 pm. Their sound is rooted in country and bluegrass music, with some hints of western swing and gypsy jazz included. Tickets $15. Iredell Arts Council Old Jail, 203 South Meeting St., Statesville.

Aug.  26

Live Music

10 pm – 1 am. Kindred Cult. Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Live Under The Oaks 

6-8 pm. Dry Pond Groove. The Grove across from Kilwins, Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Concert

9 pm. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Live music 

6-9 pm. Twisted Fate. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Aug. 27

Concerts on the Green

6-8 pm. Groove Machine. Music of the 70s. Concerts are free. Coolers and picnics OK. Food and beverage available for purchase. Village Green, downtown Davidson at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road, on the Davidson Public Library stage.

Live music 

6-9 pm. Matt Minchew. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Live Music

10 pm – 1 am. Blonde Ambition. Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Aug.  28

Live Music

6 – 9 pm. Dave & Woody. Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Mooresville Cruise In 

2-6 pm. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

ONGOING 

Mondays: Bike ride, cardio funk

Monday Night Social bike ride

6:15 pm. Roll Out. The F3 aka D9 Swell Riders lead a group that encourages all cyclists to come ride. Bailey Road Park; meet at the parking lot by the basketball courts. Distance/pace: 15 miles; social ride with faster group options; no drop.

Depending on how big of a group there is, they may break off into an A, B, and C group. All abilities are welcome — they ride and regroup so that no one is left behind. Post-ride, cool off with a beer at D9 Brewing. D9 donates $1 for every beer to Bike MS, a fundraising initiative of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Cardio Funk 

6:30-7:30 pm. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center.  $10 per class, pay at the door.

Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays

Pickleball Open Play 

8:30-11:30 am. Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association are now offering Pickleball Open Play at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Players of all skill levels are welcome, Participants will need to bring their own paddle. This is a free, drop-in program; no registration is required.

Monday – Friday

Art Exhibit

10 am-4 pm. Reflections & Movements is an abstract exhibit by Junior Gomez, bringing forth vibrance and dimension through the application of color and brush stroke techniques. Artwork will be displayed in the Cornelius Art Center gallery from June 20 – August 5, 2022. Cornelius Art Center Gallery, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius.

Tuesdays: Running, trivia, pickleball, workout classes, corn hole, growers market

Be Well Birkdale 

6-7 pm free workout class. Check in starts at 5:45 pm. Workout class by various studios and instructors. Don’t forget your mat. You’ll receive a punch card during your first class and if you come to four Be Well Birkdale classes, you get a special prize. The Grove across from Kilwins, Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Run Club

6:30 pm. Tuesdays are for Beer Trekkers and a cold brew after your run! Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Trivia

7:30 pm. Put your general knowledge skills to the test with Thinkin’ & Drinkin’ Trivia. Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Cornhole Social League

6:30-8pm. No sign up required, just show up on time! Primal Brewery 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

9 am – 1 pm Tuesdays at the Novant Hospital parking lot, 10003 Gilead Road.

Adult Open Gym Basketball 

6:30-9 pm. Bailey Road Recreation Center. Ages 18 and older. Free.

Pickleball Open Play 

5-8 pm. Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association are now offering Pickleball Open Play at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Players of all skill levels are welcome, Participants will need to bring their own paddle. This is a free, drop-in program; no registration is required.

Wednesdays, Saturdays: Crafting

“Secret” Society of Crafters 

10 am to noon, weather permitting. Connect with crafters in the area, find the motivation to pick up that project again, and benefit from the wisdom of a passionate crafting group. Hearts On Fiber, 208 South Village Ln. Suite A, Davidson.

Wednesdays: Birkdale Buds, cycling, open mic

Birkdale Buds 

10:30 am- noon.  Bring your pre-school aged child for playtime in the Grove. Weekly activities may include face painters, storytellers, magicians, arts and crafts. Crafts and activities will be available while supplies last. Bring a blanket to sit on. Free. The Grove across from Kilwins in Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Wednesday Night bike ride

6 pm.  Meet in front of Spirited Cyclist Bike Shop, 610 Jetton St, Davidson, in the Harris Teeter parking lot. Distance/pace: 16 miles; moderate 16-18 mph. While this is a no-drop ride and open to anyone on a road bike, it is not a beginner ride and the average group pace is 17mph. The terrain is rolling and we will regroup a few times throughout the ride.

Cycling Club

6 pm. The Cornelius Cycling Club meets and rolls out from Lost World’s Brewery for a 22+ mile ride. Groups of riders are organized by pace. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Music Bingo

7 pm. Royal Bliss Brewing Co. 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver.

Open Mic Night

7- 10 pm with Tommy Key.

Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Thursdays: Pickleball, music bingo, trivia, bridge

Senior Open Gym Pickleball 

6-8 pm indoors at JV Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland Road. Ages 50 and up. Balls and paddles available to borrow. Free.

Trivia

7 pm. Exercise your mind with Trivia! Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Music bingo

7-9 pm. Eleven Lakes Brewing Co.10228 Bailey Road, Suite 201 Cornelius.

Trivia

7 pm. Grab a beer and test your knowledge. Royal Bliss Brewing Co. 7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver.

Join the Lake Norman Bridge Center 

12:30-4pm Thursdays at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., if you have an interest in learning the game of bridge or want to develop your playing, bidding, and defense skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. $5 per day, pay at the door.

Saturdays: Farmers markets, cardio funk, biking

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson, next to Town Hall between Main St. & Jackson Streets.Rain or shine. No pets please.

Huntersville Growers’ Market

8 am – noon Saturdays at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

Saturday Morning bike ride

8 am.  Meet in front of Spirited Cyclist Bike Shop, 610 Jetton St, Davidson, in the Harris Teeter parking lot. Distance/pace: 32 miles; moderate/tempo 16-18mph no drop. Option for longer /faster rides.

• 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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