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Weekender Jan. 18-21: Check out what this weekend has to offer

Thursday, Jan. 18

The Drifters

SOLD OUT | Jan. 18. The Drifters are back on the road performing their classic hits from the last six decades. Cain Center for the Arts, Catawba Avenue, Cornelius.

Friday, Jan. 19

Bizzy’s Mixtape

8-11 pm | Jan. 19. Music bingo. On the Roxx, 19507 W. Catawba Ave. Ste. 1, Cornelius.

The Hit Men of Country

Doors 6 pm; show 7 pm | Jan 19. The Hit Men of Country featuresfive of the finest musicians who have performed, toured or recorded with some of country’s greatest artists. Tickets $39-$49. Joe V. Knox Auditorium at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, Mooresville.

Line Dance workshop

7 pm class; 8 pm party | Jan. 19. No partner needed. Open to the public, walk-ins now welcome. Class will teach you several different line dances in a variety of styles, and includes practice session afterward to try out your new moves. $10/person at the door for either class or practice session only, or $15/person for class and  party practice session together. Purchase passes online in advance online. Dynamic Ballroom,19625 Bethel Church Rd., Cornelius.

The Drifters

Sold out | Jan. 19. The Drifters are back on the road performing their classic hits from the last six decades. Cain Center for the Arts.

Jan 19- Jan. 29

Charlotte Restaurant Week / Queen’s Feast

Pay a set amount for a three-course meal from a participating restaurant. Reservations a must.

Saturday, Jan.  20

2024 Polar Plunge & Chili Cook Off

11 am | Jan. 20. Take the plunge or just come enjoy the atmosphere with your family at the Lake Norman YMCA waterfront. Music, s’mores by the fire, chili cook-off for the tasting,coffee and a hot chocolate truck. Participate as an individual or join as a team. Free crafts, games, a mini-plunge for kids. Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St., Cornelius.

Raptor Recess

10 am – 3 pm | Jan. 20. Traverse the Raptor Trail and let the landscape come alive with classic yard games strategically placed along the route, encouraging friendly competition and creating moments of shared joy for visitors of all ages. For those seeking a more immersive experience, raptor-themed games offer a unique opportunity to connect with the natural world while having fun. Engage in challenges inspired by the incredible abilities of these feathered ambassadors, and gain a deeper appreciation for their role in our ecosystem. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville.

Rockie Lynne

7pm doors; 8 pm show | Jan. 20. Renowned singer-songwriter-entertainer Rockie Lynne is known for his chops as an electric guitar player; this performance is sure to please any music lover looking for a great night of live music and stellar musicianship. Tickets $25. Cain Center for the Arts, Catawba Avenue.

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon | Jan. 20. Featuring 35-plus vendors. Davidson Farmers Market, 120 S. Main St., between Jackson and Main streets, Davidson.

Honor African American Legacy at Davidson College

Noon | Jan. 20. With These Hands: a Memorial to Honor Part of the African American Legacy at Davidson College. Come learn more about the initiative from College President Doug Hicks, Dr. Hillary Green and the creative team. Lunch will be served. For information, email Stephanie Glaser stglaser@davidson.edu or call 704-894-2114.Carolina Inn, 215 N. Main St., Davidson; park behind Technology & Innovation (the old post office).

Pottstown Community Meeting

1-2:30 pm | Jan. 20. Mecklenburg County will convene a meeting regarding current efforts to rehabilitate and repurpose the Torrence-Lytle School, David B. Waymer Park and Pottstown Park. Every Pottstown Community and Torrence-Lytle School stakeholder is invited to attend this meeting. Come and share your thoughts and ideas concerning these properties. David B. Waymer Recreation Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersvillle.

Felting Workshop with Nutmegs Bazaar — Owls

1-4 pm | Jan. 20. Create an owl. All supplies and supportive and instruction included. RSVP required. $35/participant. The Corner Shop LKN, 13532 S. Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Chili Cook-off: Bring the Heat!

12:30-4 pm | Jan. 21. $7 a person to taste the chili and cast your vote for bragging rights. To learn how to enter your chili, talk to a staffer at Lost Worlds Brewery about competing for bragging rights and hot prizes. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Music at St. Alban’s

3 pm | Jan. 21. Alicia Chapman, professor of oboe at Appalachian State University, will play oboe and English horn and be joined by her friends on organ and baritone voice.Tickets: $20 adults; $15 seniors. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson.

Through Jan. 28

Birkdale on Ice

Guests will need to book ice skating reservations in advance to ensure a skating time slot. Walk-ups are also welcome, but we cannot guarantee you will be able to skate at that time. Get your tickets here.

Now – Mid-Feburary

Ice Skating – Whitewater Center

See website for schedule and cost | Ice rink has 24,000 square feet of space split into four distinct skating areas, including two ice trails and two free skate zones. Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

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