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Weekender April 13-16: Car show, concerts, art exhibit, Loch Norman Games

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The Charlotte Auto Fair will feature rare classic cars to a comprehensive Manufacturers Midway and family-friendly fun.

Thursday, April 13

Reading by Author Danielle Evans

7-8 pm | April 13. Danielle Evans explores racial identity in a post-Civil Rights America. She is an acclaimed writer and an award-winning author. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College.

Thursdays through Thursday, June 29

Senior Dance

3:30 – 4:30 pm | Thursdays. This free class is designed for senior adults to improve flexibility, breath, balance, mobility, and fluidity by exploring various elements of ballet, jazz, modern, and improvisation. Participants can choose to take the class seated, standing, or a combination of both. Presented by Charlotte Ballet. Northern Regional Recreation Center, 18121 Old Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Thursday, April 13 – Sunday, April 16

Charlotte AutoFair

Check website for schedule | April 13 – 16. Rare classic cars to a comprehensive Manufacturers Midway and family-friendly fun. Tickets and details here. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord.

Thursday, April 13

Karaoke Thursdays

7:30 pm | Thursdays. Thigs Cocktails LKN 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Friday April 14

Tell Me Lies – Fleetwood Mac Tribute plays April 14 in Mooresville.

Our Town Stage Indoor Concert Series

Doors open 6 pm; show 7 pm | April 14. Tell Me Lies – Fleetwood Mac Tribute. Tickets $20-$30. Joe V. Knox Auditorium in the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St., Mooresville.

Live Under the Oaks Concert

6-8 pm | April 14. Ryan and Woody. No coolers are allowed. The Plaza, Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Jurassic Park Outdoor Movie Night

7 pm | April 14. Jurassic Jeeps will be on site starting at 7pm. 90s music sets the vibe from 7-8 pm prior to the movie. Retro arcade game tent will be set up outside featuring Pac Man, Mortal Kombat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Street Fighter. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Saturday, April 15

The Verve Pipe

The Verve Pipe

Doors 6:30 pm, show 8 pm | April 15. The band behind the hits The Freshmen, Photograph and Colorful. Still making music after twenty-nine years. Live show loving and fan friendly. $55-$75. Cain Center For The Arts.

Movie night at Birkdale

7:30 pm | April 8. “The Sandlot.” Free. Seating is first come, first serve. Bring additional blankets and chairs; no coolers allowed.The Plaza, Birkdale Village.

Earth Jam

4-7 pm | April 15. Over 25 local organizations will be on hand to provide interactive demonstrations on sustainability, conservation and living an eco-friendly life. Live music will be performed by Justin Mintun 4-4:50 pm and James Tucker 5-7 pm. Food and drinks for sale. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the festivities, but remember no pets, no smoking, no e-cigs or vaping, no open flames and no glass containers are allowed. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave.

Sippin Saturdays

7:30-10:30 pm | Saturdays. DJ / music. Thigs Cocktails LKN 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Scotty Barnhart

Jazz Ensemble: Scotty Barnhart, trumpet

7:30 – 9 pm | April 15. Under the direction of Patrick Brown, the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble performs their second concert of the spring semester featuring trumpeter Scotty Barnhart. Barnhart is an internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, author, and is the director of the Count Basie Orchestra. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Oyster Roast (and puppy adoption event)

1-3 pm | April 15. Fin’s is celebrating five years with an Oyster & Weenie Roast. Tickets $30. Cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for purchase at the event. Live steel drum entertainment. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit North Meck Animal Rescue, which will be on-site at the event with puppies ready to go to safe, loving foster homes. Fin & Fino, 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts #100, Charlotte 28202.

Concerts @ the Circles

5-6:30 pm acoustic artist; 7-9 pm headline artists | April 15. Rev on. Live music on Jetton Street near Clean Juice, Davidson. This block of Jetton Street will be closed from noon-10 pm on concert evenings.

Weekend: April 15-16

2023 Loch Norman Highland Games

8 am Saturday – 4 pom Sunday. Grab your tickets to the 29th Loch Norman Highland Games, including weekend passes, day tickets, Highlander Packages, and Patron Packages. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road Huntersville,.

Sunday, April 16


6 pm | April 16. The Lake Norman Orchestra will perform a concert in the sanctuary of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. The performance is free but donations are encouraged to help the orchestra cover costs for scholarships offered to young members to help with college tuition.

House and Store Guided Tour

1:15 and 3 pm | Sundays. Step back in time to 1779 and explore the Hugh Torance House and Store. There is no fee, but donations are welcome. Cedar Grove and the Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Through June 2

Irvin Law Group and Friends

9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; 9 am -noon, Saturday. | Through June 2. Irvin Law and Friends is a privately lent, multi-medium exhibit from Irvin Law Group. This exhibit also serves as a fundraiser where a percentage of the proceeds go toward programming for the Visual Arts and Education department. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 19725 Oak St.