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Weekender Aug. 18-21: Farmers markets, music, bike rides and pickleball

Aug. 19: Mock of Ages performs at Boatyard LKN

See what’s up this weekend. For events that repeat weekly, we’ve created an ONGOING category; scroll down and you’ll find it. 

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Aug. 18: The Catalinas perform at LaLa Caboosa

Aug. 18

LalaCaboosa Downtown Music Series 

6-9 pm. The Catalinas. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food and beer trucks on site. Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Road,  Huntersville.

Live music 

6-9 pm. Tim Elliott. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville.

River Jam

7 pm. Empire Strikes Brass. Whitewater Center.

Aug. 19

Live music 

6-9 pm. Brett Milstead. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Live Under The Oaks 

6-8 pm. Wagon Load a Trouble. The Grove across from Kilwins, Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Live Music

Pushh. 10 pm – 1 am. Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Last chance to purchase tickets for the Aug. 22 BBQ Beer Dinner at Royal Bliss.

Live Music

7-10pm. Neal Carter. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Live jazz
6 pm. Featuring Jeanette Harris on the saxophone joined by the Paul Dozier Band. $45 ticket purchase  includes a glass of wine/wine slushie or craft beer. Davesté Vineyards,155 Lytton Farm Road, Troutman.


8:30 pm. Mock of Ages, Def Leppard tribute band. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

River Jam

7 pm. TAND. Whitewater Center.

Aug. 19-21

Puffs (Teen Summer Stock Series)

7 pm Friday and Saturday; 2 pm Sunday. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs who just happened to be there. too. Reserved seating $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Armour Street Theatre. 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Aug. 20

Napoleon’s Ney?

Featuring the Torrance connection to the mystery of Peter Stuart Ney. Was he Napoleon Bonaparte’s Marshal? Cedar Groove Live Music – Classical string quartet. Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Aug. 20: Outdoor Cinema Series presents “Sing 2”

Outdoor Cinema Series

“Sing 2” – PG at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Weather permitting, movies will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Gate opens at 6:30 p.m.; concessions available for purchase will include a food truck and a local beer vendor.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers and picnic baskets are OK.

Concerts @ the Circles 

5-6:30 pm acoustic artist; 7 pm Pushh,.variety. Jetton Street by Clean Juice, Davidson.


8:30 pm. Unknown Artist. Tickets are $10. Boatyard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Live Music

10 pm – 1am. Sweet Leaf.  Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.

Live Music

7-10 pm. Jody, Joana & Co. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Aug. 20: Old Skool perform at Lost Worlds Brewing

Live music 

6-9 pm. Old Skool. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

River Jam

7 pm. Jonathan Scale Fourchestra. Whitewater Center.

Aug. 21

8th Annual Bark and Brew Red Carpet Runway Show 
1-4 pm. The main feature of Bark and Brew is the runway show where a member of the community will walk their pet or a pet available for adoption down the red carpet so they can strut their stuff. The Bark and Brew is a ticketed event, open to all ages; $15 ticket. Benefits the Splashpaw Foundation. Cabarrus Brewing Co.,  329 McGill Ave. NW, Concord.

Live Music

6 pm – 9 pm. Dave & Woody. Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, 19708 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius.                                           

Sunday Music Series 

1 pm. Phillip Howe. Veterans Park, 119 N. Main St., Kannapolis.


Thursday, Friday and Saturdays

Pickleball Open Play 

8:30-11:30 am. Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association are now offering Pickleball Open Play at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Players of all skill levels are welcome, Participants will need to bring their own paddle. This is a free, drop-in program; no registration is required.

Saturdays: Farmers markets, cardio funk, biking, crafting

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson, next to Town Hall between Main St. & Jackson Streets.Rain or shine. No pets please.

Huntersville Growers’ Market

8 am – noon Saturdays at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

“Secret” Society of Crafters 

10 am to noon, weather permitting. Connect with crafters in the area, find the motivation to pick up that project again, and benefit from the wisdom of a passionate crafting group. Hearts On Fiber, 208 South Village Ln. Suite A, Davidson.

Saturday Morning bike ride

8 am.  Meet in front of Spirited Cyclist Bike Shop, 610 Jetton St, Davidson, in the Harris Teeter parking lot. Distance/pace: 32 miles; moderate/tempo 16-18mph no drop. Option for longer /faster rides.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars.