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Weekender Feb. 15-18: Hear the Blues, other music, winter festival

Thursday, Feb. 15

Eric Gales

6:30 pm doors; 7:30 pm show | Feb. 15. Eric Gales is a blues firebrand. Cain Center For The Arts, Catawba Avenue.

Collaborative Quilting Workshop with Erika Diamond

4:30 – 5:30 pm | Feb. 15. Join artist Erika Diamond to create a collaborative quilt, in relation to Diamond’s work in the Galleries’s current exhibition, “The sun still rises in spite of everything.” Her work aims to bring attention to the complex challenges surrounding visibility and safety faced by LGBTQ youth today. Visual Arts Center VAC-201 Lounge, Davidson College.

Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception: The Sun Still Rises In Spite of Everything

6-9 pm | Feb. 15. A reception for the exhibition, The sun still rises in spite of everything. A few artists will provide a short gallery talk. Refreshments. Davidson College, Visual Arts Center VAC-100 Atrium.

Friday, Feb. 16 – Saturday, Feb.17

Forever Young

7 pm doors open, 8 pm show | Feb. 16 and 17. 1 pm doors open, 2 pm Feb. 17. Set in a music-filled suburban basement, this unbelievable heartfelt true story is guaranteed to take you back to the first time you pushed play, tuned in and set the needle down. Featuring songs by Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Huey Lewis & The News, Styx, Queen, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brooks & Dunn, The Black Crows, Bon Jovi, and many more. Tickets $35-55. Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon | Feb. 17. Farmers Market and music with Grace Catan. Rain or shine. No pets please. Accepts cash, credit and SNAP. 120 S. Main St., Davidson, next to Town Hall between Main St. & Jackson St., Davidson.

HEARTSongs: The Power of the Word

2 – 5 pm | Feb. 17. How does the first published Black poet from the South connect to the Torrance family?  Learn more at the program. Please register. Cedar Grove , 8229 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Black History Month

1-5 pm | Feb. 17. Interactive performance with Drums for Life, 1-2 pm. Spoken Word readings and children’s crafts, 2:30-3:30 pm. Performance from Dear Soul Music Co. 4-5 pm. David B.Waymer Recreation Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd, Huntersville.

Dog Days of Winter Festival

9 am – 5 pm | Feb. 17.  Celebrate winter with your four-legged friends with a variety of activities ranging from a 5K trail race, adoption events, clinics, ice rink access, doggy vendors and more. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte.

Sunday, Feb. 18

Tour the Store

1:15– 2:15 pm | Feb. 18. Visit the Hugh Torance House and Store, NC’s oldest standing store, dating from 1779. Step back in time on a guided tour. Please RSVP. Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA

Music at St. Albans


3-4 pm | Feb. 18. Bechtler Ensemble performs music of women composers, as well as lesser known gems from the 20th and 21st century, with her piano trio composed of violinist David Russell, cellist Tanja Bechtler, and pianist Emily Urbanek. $20 adults; $15 senior; free for youth and students. St. Albans Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson.

Through Thursday, Feb. 29

The Great Escape

10 am – 3 pm | Feb. 1-29. The Great Escape: The Underground Railway is an overwhelming visual depiction of the journey to freedom during the Antebellum era. This exhibit is free to the public along with grounds admission to Historic Rosedale (does not include entrance to the 1815 house or guided house tour.) Historic Rosedale, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.

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