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Weekender Jan. 27-29: Lights, music and comedy

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Explore a half-mile, self-guided walking trail showcasing a variety of illuminated installations representing the Whitewater story and mission. Open through mid-February. Photo | Whitewater Center

Friday, Jan. 27

David Brinson

Organ at Davidson

1 pm | Jan. 27. A mini recital by David Brinson, music director at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, who will perform Cesar Franck at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. In-person or live streamed.

Live Music Friday 

7:30-10:30 pm | Jan. 27. House 11 (covering top hits from 60s-current). Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Disco Boogie Night

7 pm | Jan. 27. With DJ, costume contest and dance contest. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

The Sweet Crude concert at Davidson College is free and open to the public.

Sweet Crude 

7 – 8:30 pm | Jan. 27. Concert. Sweet Crude answers some common questions in their own words about what Louisiana French is and why they choose to use it in their music. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College, downtown Davidson. Free and open to public.

Saturday, Jan. 28

UiC 5th anniversary party

10 am – 1 pm Jan. 28. Unity in Community North Meck will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party for friends and family. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Congregation House, 218 Concord Road, Davidson.

Private Mixology Class

3-5 pm | Jan. 28. Learn the techniques needed to create three  craft cocktails. Tickets, $60; maximum 12 participants. Join Sippin’ Saturdays 7:30-10:30 pm with DJ Eddie M. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

The Ultimate Doors Tribute

9 pm | Jan. 28. $10 in advance: $15 at door.  BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Hustle & Hype Comedy Show

8 pm | Jan. 28. Comedian James R. Hustle and Hype Barnes kick off their 2023 east-coast tour. Tickets $15 advance; $20 door. Studio 13, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.

Experience Wine and Sweets Mooresville

Noon – 8 pm | Jan. 28. Taste local wines, a variety of sweets and gourmet foods, shop gifts for the home and explore treats for your mind and body. $40-$50. Purchase tickets here. Merino Mills, 500 S Main St, Mooresville. 

Terrarium in a Bottle Workshop 

6:30-8 pm | Jan. 28. $35; must register. PlantHouse, 16441 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville.

Sunday, Jan. 29

Make new friends for Valentines Day

5:30-8:30 pm | Jan. 29. Speed intros session. Reservations required ,$5. Outside The Hideaway LKN, 20910 Torrence Chapel Rd. D-7, Cornelius.

Through mid-February


6-10 pm | Daily. Explore a half-mile, self-guided walking trail showcasing illuminated installations representing the Whitewater story and mission. The elements populate the entire Ridge and Canyon of the Whitewater Center and culminate with a compelling view above the forest floor on an all new suspension bridge complex. Free; pay to park. Whitewater Center,  5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Through March 12

Men of Change art exhibit

Check websites for gallery schedules. | B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture  and Levine Museum of the New South to bring  Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. The Gantt will display Storytellers, Fathering, and Imagining; Levine Museum will display Catalysts, Myth-Breakers, and Community; both museums in Charlotte will display Loving. Admission is free.

Through March 26

A work by Jacolby Satterwhite titled We Are In Hell. the artist has an exhibit in Davidson through March 26.

Artist exhibit

10 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; noon -4pm weekends | Jan. 17-March 26. Jacolby Satterwhite’s Finding Home Again exhibit focuses on his digital animated series, Birds in Paradise, which features a mythological, queer universe inspired by pop culture, African folklore, ritual, video games and personal narratives. For the American artist, liberation, rebirth, and healing of the black, queer body is achieved through movement and sound. Van Every/Smith Galleries,  Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College.


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