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Weekender March 15-17: Lots of Irish and more

For a full list of St. Patrick’s weekend activities and a performance schedule for Irish dancers CLICK HERE.

Friday, March 15

Socks in the Frying Pan

8 pm | March 15. Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award-winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captivated audiences the world around. Tickets $25-$45. Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

Saturday, March 16

HEARTS Irish Connections ’24

2-5 pm | March 16. Dig deeper into the historic Irish roots of Hugh Torance and those before him who settled in this region, featuring local history and traditional Irish music and dance. Tickets required due to limited seating. Hugh Torance House and Store  8229 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Mini Dances of India

2:30 p.m | March 16. Attend this free event to experience thousands of years old history and culture of India. Dr. Maha Gingrich’s students will present classical and folk dances from India and perform Spanish dances and Folk music with a live orchestra. David B. Waymer Recreation Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville.

Cone With A Cop

1-2 pm | March 16. Meet Cornelius Police officers. Handel’s Ice Cream, 20545 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash

8:30 pm | March 16. U2 Tribute Band – Rattle And Hum. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. BoatYard, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Luck of the Village Celebration

5-8 pm | March 16. Live music from The Hit Men Party Band of Charlotte; traditional bagpipe production from Loch Norman Pipe Band; Connick School of Irish dance performances; festive swag, photo opportunities and more. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Color me Green 5K Trail Race

9 am – noon | March 16 .Whitewater Race Series. Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Green River Revival

9 am – 4:30 pm | March 16. Whitewater Center,  5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Sunday, March 17

Poisoned Dwarf Celtic Ensemble

Music at St. Albans

3-4 pm | March 17. Poisoned Dwarf Celtic Ensemble, a Williamsburg-based group, brings toe-tapping favorites to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. $20 adults; $15 senior; free for youth and students. St. Albans Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson.

The Lake Norman Orchestra

6 pm | March 17. The Lake Norman Orchestra will kick off their Spring 2024 season. This free, family-friendly concert is open to the public and will include various classical and pop favorites. The performance will also feature talented soloists and the group’s string ensemble. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.

Lake Norman Men That Cook

11 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 2 pm | March 17. The Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club’s family friendly event provides samplings of tasty cuisine prepared by cooking teams who compete for prize money for their favorite charity. Ticket sales support charities that serve the communities of North Mecklenburg and South Iredell counties.Patrons use their admission ticket to vote for their favorite dish or charity in six different food categories. First, second and third place winners are selected by a panel of chefs from well-known area restaurants. Tickets are $20. Tickets for children under 10 are $10. Children under 5 are free. The Venues at Langtree, 554 Langtree Rd., Mooresville 28117.

An Afternoon of Irish Tunes

3 pm | March 17. Charlotte’s own old-time, bluegrass, and folk music stars Jon Singleton and Jon Hill will perform a concert of Irish American music. Fiddle and clawhammer banjo meet mandolin and guitar. There will be plentiful songs and brisk, bonny dance tunes that will set your feet tapping. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Tyler-Tallman Hall – Davidson College.

St. Patrick’s Day

7 pm |. March 17.Classically Rocking’ performs music from the 70s to today. Harp and Crown LKN, 19932 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Registration open for Mayors Fitness Challenge

The 2024 Mayors Fitness Challenge will take place for six weeks from April 7 – May 19. The goal is for residues of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville to have the most active minutes collectively each week. At the end of the six weeks, the town with the highest average total of active minutes will be awarded the Fittest Community trophy. 

Through March 29

Home Grown Junior!

Hours vary | March 29. Home Grown is an annual mixed media exhibit celebrating our artistic community. Artists of all levels are invited to submit 2D and 3D work. This is a non-juried exhibit that allows our community of artists to explore their creativity.

For the first time, the Cain Center for the Arts  has added an exhibit for artists from the ages of 10-16 .

This exhibit is  open at the Cornelius Arts Center Gallery, and available to view by the public on 10 am – 4 pm Mondays -Tuesdays and 10 am-1 pm Wednesdays.

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