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Weekender Feb. 3-5: Black Heritage Festival, concerts and a cook-off

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Ghost hunts are planned on multiple dates at the Hugh Torance House and Store in Huntersville. Limited spots at $25 each.

Here are some of the fun activities in Lake Norman. 

Wednesday, Feb. 1- Sunday, Feb. 5

Davidson Community Players presents Newsies JR. 

Check website for performance times | Through Feb. 5. Disney’s “Newsies JR.” is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Tickets $14.  Armour Street Theatre, Davidson.

Friday, Feb. 3

Home Grown reception

6:30-8:30 pm | Feb. 3. Opening reception. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St.

Feb. 3: Savannah Harmon performs at Thigs Cocktails

Live music

7:30-9:30 pm | Feb. 3. Savannah Harmon.  Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Charlotte Mini-Con

11 am | Feb. 4. Comic-book dealers, selection of featured comic creators and an artist annex. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte.

Beer School 101

1-2:30 pm | Feb. 4. Learn about the history of craft beer and the various styles, while you taste and tour the brew house. Tickets $35. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.


8 pm | Feb. 4. Nirvanna With Next Of Kin, Nirvana tribute. Advanced tickets $15, at the door $20. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

2023 North Carolina Black Heritage Festival 

1-5 pm | Feb. 4. The 2023 North Carolina Black Heritage Festival themed “Remember the past, Celebrate the present, & Shape the future” will feature 100 black-owned companies. Crafts, culture, art, games, performances, information and more. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S., Concord.

Valentine’s Day Floral Wreath Workshop 

4:30  – 6 pm | Feb. 4. Create your very own heart wreath complete with dried florals; for ages 16 and older. Tickets $40. PlantHouse,16441 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Suite 210, Huntersville.

Ghost Hunt

6:30-9:30 pm | Feb. 4. Take part in an authentic ghost hunt of the building and grounds (weather permitting)  led by members of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society. Limited to 18 guests, 12 and older. Tickets $25. Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Tickets are on sale for the Trio Gaia.

Trio Gaia: Davidson College Concert Series 

7:30 pm | Feb 4. Trio Gaia, the current Ensemble-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory, will perform classical works, including Beethoven’s first Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Weinberg’s Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello, and more. Tickets $13.99 for seniors and $18.65 general public. Contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Tyler-Tallman Hall – Davidson College.

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon | Feb. 4. Winter Market. No pets. Downtown Davidson.

Feb. 4-5

Court XIV Classic

8 am – 10 pm | Feb. 4-5. Tickets are $40 each day. Hough High School – 12420 Bailey Rd.

Sunday, Feb. 5

2nd Annual Soup Cook-Off

2-5 pm | Feb. 5. $10 will get you a tasting spoon. Try all of the soups and vote by dropping your spoon into the bucket of your favorite. Cornelius Drafthouse and Bottle Shop, 19818-C North Cove Rd., Cornelius.