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Weekend events Nov. 19-21: Last chance for Renaissance Festival, tree lightings begin

Nov. 20-21: Final weekend of the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Nov. 18. This calendar, published weekly on Thursday, can hope you plan your weekend. This is the last weekend of the Carolina Renaissance Festival and trees are being lit in Birkdale Village and LangTree.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Nov. 19: Sip & Paint

Nov. 19

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.

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.

Nov. 20: Lighting of Birkdale Village

Nov. 20

Lighting of Birkdale Village 

Get in the holiday spirit with festive music, holiday performances and activities for the whole family. From Santa’s arrival to the  tree lighting, there’s something fun for everyone.

1- 5 pm Holiday Activities and Performances: Stroll throughout the Village and experience face painting, crafts and family fun! Throughout the day, guests will enjoy holiday performances on the main stage.

5:30 pm Parade through Birkdale Village

6 pm Tree Lights

6:15 – 7:30 pm Dance into the Holidays: Following the lighting, stay for a live performance of holiday hits and party jams.

Langtree tree lighting 

5:30-9 pm. Countdown to tree lighting, North Pole Post Office, visit with Santa, food and dessert vendors, kid’s train rides. Parking begins at 5:30 pm. Tree lighting at 7:15 pm. Open to all; no admission fee. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

Nov. 20: Our Town Stage Comedy Series presents Dale Jones

Our Town Stage Comedy Series 

Dale Jones. Doors open at 7 pm and show starts at 8pm. Guests can enjoy a cash bar during cocktail hour starting at 7pm, located in Alice’s Garden. Face masks must be worn inside the auditorium for the duration of the show. The Charles Mack Citizen Center, Mooresville.

Davidson Farmers Market 

9 am to noon. Every Saturday through Nov. 20. Holiday markets Dec. 11 and 18.

Nov. 20-Dec. 24

Santa at Birkdale Village 

By appointment. Santa will be at Birkdale Village throughout the season and taking photos at the  North Pole-inspired cottage.

Saturday and Sunday 

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.

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