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Weekender Feb. 29-March 3: ‘Be More Chill,’ plant sale, lectures, art

Thursday, Feb. 29

‘Taking Evil Out of Scare Quotes: The Tenth Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution on the Maidan’

7 – 9:30 pm | Feb. 29. A lecture by Dr. Marci Shore (Yale University), author of The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution (Yale UP, 2018). There will be a book signing following the lecture, with copies of The Ukrainian Night available for purchase. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

Free Speech Speaker Series: Mark McNeilly

11 am – noon | Feb. 29. Davidson Free Speech Alliance welcomes Mark McNeilly as part of its Free Speech Speaker Series, sponsored by Davidsonians for Freedom of Thought and Discourse. McNeilly has been actively engaged for several years in changing campus culture, promoting institutional neutrality, researching self-censorship on campus, and studying tenure and free expression. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College.

Rone Shavers

An Evening With Fiction Writer Rone Shavers

7 – pm | Feb. 29. Rone Shavers is author of the experimental Afrofuturist novel Silverfish (Clash Books), a finalist for the 2021 Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Firecracker (CLMP) Award in Fiction, a Big Other Book Award, and one of The Brooklyn Rail’s “Best Books of 2020.” He writes in multiple literary genres. This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

Thursday, Feb. 29, Friday,  March 1 and Saturday, March 2

Be More Chill

7 pm Feb. 29, 7:30 pm March 1, 2 pm and 7:30 pm. March 2. Cain Center for the Arts partners with Melissa Ohlman-Roberge and Metrolina Theatre Association on a new initiative that puts the area’s most skilled theater students together with a challenging piece of musical theater for an exciting process resulting in a unique staged concert. The musical follows Jeremy Heere, an average teenager until he finds out about “The Squip,” a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. Tickets $20-$30. Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

Friday, March 1- Sunday, March 3

Plant Market

All day | March 1-3. Tropical houseplants, rare finds, a wide variety of plants brought in just for this event and modern ceramics, along with vendors showcasing the best of the local community’s talent and crafts. PlantHouse, 16641 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville.

Saturday, March 2

Birkdale Big Screen

4 pm. UNC vs Virginia. Screenings are free for all visitors and seating is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Coolers are prohibited. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

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.

Through March 1 

Bae Hart exhibit

Artwork by Bae Hart will be on display at Cain Center for the Arts. Hart’s impressive career has seen her work featured by some of the most influential brands, publications, media outlets and museums in the world, using her photography to capture the essence of Black culture and elevate its visibility on a global stage. Through her work, she aims to showcase the rich and diverse experiences of Black people everywhere, celebrating their unique contributions to society and encouraging greater understanding and acceptance. Public viewing hours are 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Friday.

Through March 29

Home Grown Junior!

Hours vary | March 29. Home Grown is an annual mixed media exhibit celebrating the artistic community.  2D and 3D work includes exhibit for artists from the ages of 10-16. Cornelius Arts Center Gallery, 10 am – 4 pm Mondays -Tuesdays and 10 am-1 pm Wednesdays.

• 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.