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Upcoming Events

Events warming up as weather cools down

Sept. 11: Jake Shimabukuro performs at Davis Theatre

Trying to figure out what to do?

The final day of the 2021 splash pad season at LKN Kiwanis Splashville Park will be Sunday, Sept. 12.

The CDC is recommending social distancing or, when not possible, wearing face masks that cover the nose and mouth. With the delta variant spreading rapidly and hospitals filling up, check on  mask mandates at venues and in towns you’ll be heading to.

We provide Events as a public service each Thursday. Submit your entertainment and event news to corneliustoday@gmail.com.

We’ve included some dates for future events you need to register for in advance. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Sept. 9 – 13: Field of Honor

Sept. 9 – 13

Field of Honor

Flags will fly in tribute to the victims of 9/11 at Veterans Park and Town Center Lawn in downtown Huntersville. On Sept 11 at  8:46 am-10:46 am, the town will host a moment of silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives and give thanks to those still serving us today. Visit the Huntersville Town website  for information, and follow the event on Facebook.  

Sept. 9

Concert at LangTree

6-9 pm. Black Glass at LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.


Sept. 9: Black Glass performs at LangTree Lake Norman

Artist Talk: Lien Truong

6-7 pm. An artist talk with Liên Trương, whose exhibition, From the Earth Rise Radiant Beings, is on view in the Van Every Gallery. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.  

Gallery Reception: Lien Truong & Nichole van Beek

7 – 8:30 pm. An opening reception for two new exhibitions, Liên Trương: From the Earth Rise Radiant Beings and Nichole van Beek: Huumannature. Visual Arts Center VAC-100 Atrium, Davidson College.

Sept. 10

2nd Friday Street Festival Series

Taste of the World. 6-10 pm. Live music, special performances, games, vendors, food and drink. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St. Free.

Live Under the Oaks

6-8 pm. Runnin’ Down a Dream- The Tom Petty Tribute Band. September is Hunger Action Month.  Each Friday in September, Birkdale Village will be collecting donations from in effort to end hunger in our

Sept. 10: Runnin’ Down a Dream performs at Live Under the Oaks

community. If you bring five items at once, you will receive a special swag item. Please review the list of items below and bring them with you when you come to attend the concerts. Suggested donation items:  Spaghetti, ravioli, chili, canned fish or meat, peanut butter, canned low sodium soups or stews, canned or dry beans, canned fruits in juice, canned low sodium vegetables.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Denver Days

7-10 pm  at Rescue Squad Park, 7835 Galway Ln., Denver, for Music in the Park. Free. Food Trucks on site and beer and wine for purchase. No coolers or outside beverages other than water.

Sept. 11

9/11 Remembrance Vigil

8:30 -10:30 am. US Sen. Thom Tillis will be the keynote speaker at the 20th anniversary observation at Fire Station No. 1.


Sept. 11: Shelley Ruffin performs at South Main Square

Second Saturday Concerts @ The Square

6-9 pm. Shelley Ruffin Band, variety.   South Main Square in the parking lot by The Crazy Pig, 402 S. Main St.,  Davidson.

5th Annual End of Summer Bash

2-5 pm at Freedom Boat Club, 17505 W. Catawba Ave.  RSVP  to this free community event benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas. Food, inflatables, live music, beer, boat rides, and raffling off local business items for BBBS. Bring lawn chairs; acoustic music on the waterfront lawn at the marina.

Jake Shimabukuro

8 pm. Music that ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Tickets: $47.50.

Sept. 11 – Nov 7

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze

Weekends starting Sept.11, weekdays starting Sept.14. Night mazes starting in October. Get lost in seven acres of corn; perfect for socially-distanced, outdoor, family friendly fun. The Amazing Maize Maze is one of the largest corn mazes in the Southeast. A mask is required to enter the maze. Advance ticket purchase required. Weekend tickets, $9-$17.   Weekday tickets, $9-$12. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.

Sept. 9-12

Davidson Community Players Commemorates 9/11

8 pm Sept. 9 -11 and 2 pm Sept. 12. Davidson Community Players continues its productions by commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with performances of Anne Nelson’s The Guys.

Less than two weeks after 9/11, New Yorkers are still in shock. Joan, a New York writer, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He’s looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Based on a true story. All performances are indoors at the Armour Street Theatre, 228 Caldwell Ln. Suite A, Davidson.

Advanced tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953. First-responders are encouraged to attend free by calling the box office directly. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local firefighters.

Sept. 12

Celebration of community planned

11 am. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church invites everyone to gather  Sept. 12 on the front lawn to honor the town’s first-responders and town leaders. Multiple food trucks will be available for lunch on the lawn. The church is located at 19600 Zion Ave.


Organ at Davidson: “The Year of the Student” Season Opens

7:30 pm- 9 pm at Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Sarah Schiener is a senior (’22) at the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University, where she studies organ performance and sacred music with Joby Bell. Organ at Davidson concerts are free and only supported by donations. The recitals will be open to the public with social distancing requirements. Check www.dcpc.org for updates 


Sept. 13: Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament

LKN Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament 2021

Check in/registration 11 am. Shotgun start 12 pm. Individual golfer $120; foursomes $480. Registration: registering, email  Gary Garcia  or call  404-917-4751. Cowan’s Ford Country Club, 761 Club Dr., Denver. Proceeds from this tournament will help the Lake Norman Kiwanis Club improve the lives of children in the area.

Sept. 14

Lake Norman Teen Council

6:30 pm. If you are a teen looking to meet new friends, engage in service projects and beef up that college application, check out the Lake Norman Teen Council. Meet at Veteran’s Park at the caboose, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd.,Huntersville, and then walk to Scoop World. Masks will be required to be worn indoors.

Pickeball 101

9-11am. Come learn the game everyone gets addicted to playing. Holbrook Park, 100 Sherwood Dr., Huntersville. Details: Email Josh Brock.

Virtual lecture

7:30 – 8:30 pm. Flora Brooke Anthony (Kennesaw State University), “Foreigners as Symbols in Ancient Egyptian Tombs (1550-1372 BCE)”. Zoom link to join the webinar.

Through Sept. 15: Online Botanical Art Exhibit, shown is Summer Prelude by Toni Lindahl

Through  Sept. 15

Flower Encounters: Online Botanical Art Exhibit

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens’ Bigleaf Magnolia Art Festival went virtual this year, and we are please to announce the exhibit of botanical artwork: Flower Encounters. Presented by UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. This virtual exhibit can be viewed here.

Sept. 15


4-5 pm. Nichole van Beek: Material Health Discussion Group. Visual Arts Center VAC-100 Atrium, Davidson College. Throughout September, van Beek will host several discussion sessions where participants will share ideas for building community climate resilience and rethinking our relationship to stuff.

History Forum Presents: Andrew Sodroski, “What is History For? Reflections of a History Major in Hollywood”

4:30-5:30 pm. Screenwriter and showrunner Andrew Sodroski will discuss how his undergraduate training as a history major has shaped his work as an artist and screenwriter in Hollywood. Chambers Hance Auditorium (CHAM-4121), Davidson College. 

Sept. 17

Sneaker Soiree

7-10 pm benefitting Girls on the Run of Central Piecmont. Dinner, drinks, dancing, silent auction, crowd games, and more. $100 per person; tables available. History Langtree Plantation, 554 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

Sept. 23 – Oct. 10

Davidson Community Players: Exit Laughing

8 pm Thursday – Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Recommended for ages 12 and older.  Tickets are adult $20; senior (65-plus) $18; student (up to 21); general admission $15. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Sept. 28: Bob Carlin performs at Davidson College

Sept. 28

Traditional Music Series: Bob Carlin

7:30-9:30 pm. Bob Carlin has immersed himself in everything banjo. His research and performance includes the African roots of the banjo, the minstrel banjo, and various modern banjo styles. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 10

Davidson Community Players: Exit Laughing

8 pm Thursday – Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Recommended for ages 12 and older.  Tickets are adult $20; senior (65-plus) $18; student (up to 21); general admission $15. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Oct. 2: 21st Annual All American Dog Show

Oct. 2

21st Annual All American Dog Show

3-6 pm. Registration is required to participate, so click here for early-bird registration (save $4 by registering online ahead of time), or you can register on the day of the event. Online registration  ends Sept. 29. In addition to fun contests, visitors are able to enjoy pet-related vendor tents, concessions, and children’s activities. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave.

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  2 – Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Oct. 3

Concerts on the Green

Dave Matthews Tribute Band. 6-8 pm on The Village Green downtown Davidson.

Oct. 5

Live-music benefit for the Ada Jenkins Center

Doors open 6 pm. Tickets are $100 per person; available online only. Complimentary food stations, cash bar.  At 6:15 pm two talented musicians from Mo Money take the stage, providing acoustic groove and jazz. At 7:45 pm, the Southside Station band ramps up its modern country rock plus fiddle, banjo, and mandolin. Comedian Andy Forrester is host/ emcee for the evening. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.