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Plan your week’s activities: Oktoberfests, concerts and more

Oct. 8: Patrick Lilly performs at Eleven Lakes Brewing

Oct. 7. Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Thursdays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman.

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:

Oct. 7-10

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. 8: Oktoberfest at 2nd Friday Street Festival Series

Oct. 8

2nd Friday Street Festival Series

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

Live Music

7-10 pm, free. Patrick Lilly at Eleven Lakes Brewing. 10228 Bailey Road, Suite 201, 28031

Live Under the Oaks concert

5-8 pm. Sunset Revival, benefiting St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Cardio Funk

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

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.

Oct. 8-9

Shrine Circus

A three-ring show at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Hwy. 49 N., Concord. 7:30 pm Friday. 2 pm and 7:30 pm Saturday. $15. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 866-714-7590.

Oct. 9: Hooked on Cornelius

Oct. 9

Hooked on Cornelius

10 am – noon. Cornelius Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and North Carolina Wildlife Resources for this year’s fall edition of our free fishing event for ages 7-12 at Robbins Park Upper Pond, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate with their children. Fishing rods will be available for participant use during the event. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For  information and to register, visit www.cornelius.org/pr or call 704-892-6031 ext. 160.

Concerto Competition 

10 am – 1 pm.  Davidson College students partake in the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra’s annual competition to win a performance opportunity with the orchestra on their Nov. 12 concert. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office  at 704-894-2135. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall.

Second Saturday Concerts @ The Square

Those Meddling Kids, variety.6-9 pm at South Main Square in the parking lot by The Crazy Pig, 402 S. Main St.,  Davidson.

Oct. 9: Unplugged + Live Concert Series

Unplugged+Live Concert Series

5-8 pm at Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville. Register here.  This touring concert series features live performances featuring local and touring talent, live DJs, & Food Trucks. Join us outdoors and socially-distanced.

Oktoberfest at Corkscrew Birkdale

2 pm – 11:59 pm. 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration.  16916  Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville.

Last day for Mt. Zion BBQ pre-orders

Mt. Zion’s 82nd Annual BBQ will be  take-out only and advance orders being taken for BBQ by the pound for $12 and pints of coleslaw for $5. Pre-orders are needed by Oct. 9 for the take-out event Nov. 6.

Click here   to purchase your pre-orders, which will be available for pick up on the day of the BBQ.

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  9 – 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. 10

Jewish Deli Fest 

Noon – 4 pm. Bringing Jewish deli delights to Davidson. Food, culture, dancing, music, entertainment, activities, arts and craft, kugel contest. The Village Green, 119 S. Main St., Davidson.

Oct. 11: Putts for a Path Forwardf

Oct. 11

Putts for a Path Forward 

Golf tournament benefiting Angels & Sparrows Community Table & Resource Center. Tee times beginning at 8 am. $400/four person team; $120 for individual players. Skybrook Golf Club, 14720 Northgreen Dr., Huntersville.

Oct. 12

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Oct. 15

Nature Walk

2-4 pm. Laura Domingo, a naturalist with Mecklenburg County will be leading the walk through Ramsey Creek Park, Nantz Road, providing information about the park’s beautiful wildlife. Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. Should space remain, onsite registration will be available event day on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1:30 pm. For  information and to register, visit www.cornelius.org/pr or call 704-892-6031 ext. 160.

Oct. 15: Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint instructors provide materials and walk you through painting a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a positive and judgment-free environment. Artists are welcome to bring a favorite beverage to get the creative juices flowing. Only beer and wine are permitted, and a $10 corkage fee applies. Registration required.  Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Oct. 19

We Banjo 3

7:30 pm. This Galway and Nashville-based quartet comprises two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley. Their music is a passionate blend of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, world music and pop. Davis Theatre, Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St S, Concord. Tickets: $39.

Through Nov. 6

Mud at the Mill 

This juried show showcases both functional and sculptural works by local artists that incorporate clay. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6. Gallery hours 10 am-4pm Monday – Friday. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 21445 Catawba Ave. Free.