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Weekender Jan. 6-8: Cain Center’s opening performance, polar plunge, live music and more

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Brian English performs at Thigs on Friday. Photo | Facebook

Here are some events  happening through Sunday.

Friday, Jan. 6

Live Music Friday 

7:30-10:30 pm | Jan. 6. Brian English (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s rock, up to modern hits, old and new country). Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Saturday, Jan. 7

Renée Elise Goldsberry performs opening night Jan. 7 at the Cain Center for the Arts.

Cain Center grand opening 

Doors open 6 pm; show 8 pm | Jan. 7. Renée Elise Goldsberry is an actress and singer who has delivered award winning performances both on Broadway and the screen. Best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton. $250 per person. Each ticket purchase includes station style dinner, open bar, keepsake item and admission to performance. Cain Center For The Arts, Cornelius.

Polar Plunge 2023

Noon-3:30 pm | Jan. 7. Event by Special Olympics Lake Norman at the Lake Norman Yacht Club. Tickets $30 per person. Lake Norman Yacht Club, 297 Yacht Rd., Mooresville.

Huntersville’s Anniversary Kickoff Event

10 am – noon. | Jan. 7. family-friendly activities. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Sippin’ Saturdays 

7:30-10:30pm | Jan. 7. DJ Honey Bear. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Conservation Celebration: DLC’s Annual Meeting & Party 

4-6 pm | Jan. 7. Live music and light food and libations to celebrate the conservation goals the Davidson Lands Conservancy achieved in 2022. Hurt Hub, 201 Delburg St., Davidson.

Through Jan. 13

Through Our Lens: Digital Art and Photography

A small group of digital artists and photographers from North Carolina  display their love for their art. Cornelius Art Gallery, 19725 Oak St. Free. Gallery hours are 10 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday.

Through Jan.16

Birkdale on Ice 

General admission tickets for the 75-minute skate sessions, are $18 for adults and $14 per child 12 and younger. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

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

Alfred Conteh, [Ryan Coogler] Home Team, 2018 | Courtesy of the artist and Amath Gomis via Museum of the New South

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.

• 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