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Art-focused event added to roster at Birkdale Village

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March 29. By TL Bernthal. Be Well Birkdale, Birkdale Buds and Live Under the Oaks events are returning to Birkdale Village every week staring April 4.

The health and children’s activities and concerts will run through the end of October.

New this year is Art Under the Oaks. For several years pre-pandemic, Birkdale Village was the venue for a large art show.

The art festival was hosted by a third party group, Howard Alan Events, according to Lauren Ness, media relations manager at North American Properties. “And according to their website, it does not look like they will be bringing any shows to North Carolina this year,” she said in an email.

The new addition to events that Birkdale Village is rolling out is a art-focused event called Art Under the Oaks; it will run this April through October.

Be Well Birkdale

A special workout class will be presented Tuesdays by various studios and instructors each week.

Bring your mat and check in at Concierge starting at 5:45 pm. You’ll receive access to a virtual punch card during your first class and if you come to five Be Well Birkdale classes, you get a special prize.

Classes are free and run 6-7 pm April 4-Oct. 24. April’s lineup features YogaSix, Pure Barre and Fit4Mom.

Birkdale Buds

Bring your pre-school aged little bud for playtime in the Plaza. Weekly activities may include games, face painters, storytellers, magicians, arts and crafts and more. Crafts and activities will be available while supplies last.

Bring your own blankets to sit on. Seating space may be limited.

The program funs 10:30 am to noon Wednesdays from April 5-Oct. 25. April’s schedule includes a mobile play gym and face painting.

Live Under The Oaks

Unwind with live musical performances in the Plaza every 6-8 pm Friday evenings from April to October.

No coolers are allowed. A bar will be onsite in the designated area provided by Red Rocks for beverage needs. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

April schedule:

April 7– Pushh

April 14– Ryan and Woody

April 21– Jordan Minor Duo

April 28– Tim Cook Duo

May schedule:

May 5– Stormin’ Norman

May 12– House 11 Band

May 19– Friends Duo

May 26– Joseph Gallo Duo

Art Under The Oaks

View art in The Plaza every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning April l6-Oct. 29. The art pieces will be displayed digitally 8-10 am on the Big Screen.

Each month features a different local artist or organization. From 10-12 pieces will be on display throughout the two hours. Learn more about each featured artist and view their pieces available for purchase below.

Monthly features:

April– Blackdove

May– Matt Perkins

June– Junior Gomez

July– Joyce Vukela-Mayer

August– Leigh Williams

September– Julia Lawing

October– Blackdove

The parking deck behind Starbucks is not available in the mornings during this event. All other parking decks, street parking and surface lots are available.

Lights, Camera, Birkdale

Movie classics will be show on select Saturdays, April 8 – Oct. 21, starting at 7:30 pm. Bring blankets and chairs; no outside food permitted.

Birkdale Big Screen

Enjoy games, series, tournaments and more on the 10-foot by 18-foot LED screen through October. 

Screenings are free for all visitors and seating is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Coolers are prohibited.

April schedule:

Saturday, April 1 3 pm NHL Matchups: Boston vs Pittsburgh;

6:09 pm NCAA Men’s March Madness: San Diego St vs FAU. Game may be cut off early when Concierge closes at 8 pm.

Sunday, April 21 pm NHL Matchups: New York vs Washington; 3 pm NCAA Women’s March Madness: TBD.

Thursday, April 6 — 1 pm Golf: Masters Tournament coverage.

Friday, April 7 — 1 pm Golf: Masters Tournament coverage; will be cut off early in preparation for Live Under The Oaks.

Saturday, April 810 am Golf: Masters Tournament coverage. 7:30pm Lights, Camera, Birkdale.

Sunday, April 9 — Noon Golf: Masters Tournament coverage.

Sunday, April 16 — Noon NCAA Softball: Northwestern vs Wisconsin.

Saturday, April 2 —11 am NCAA Baseball: Vanderbilt vs Tennessee.

Sunday, April 23 — 3 pm NASCAR: GEICO 500.