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Weekender Nov. 17-20: Artists reception, Music at the Mill (and elsewhere), Lighting of Birkdale, Thanksgiving service

Nov. 19: Cowboy Mouth performs at BoatYard Lake Norman

Here is what’s happening this weekend in lake Norman.

Thursday, Nov. 17 

Navigating Geopolitical Risk & Supply Chains

7 – 8 pm | Nov. 17. Sarah Kemp joined Intel as Vice President of International Government Affairs on February 14, 2021, with decades of global policy expertise and a proven track record of developing new policy platforms and executing global strategy. Davidson College, Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez-David & Pam Sprinkle Room.

Friday, Nov. 18

Artists reception

6:30-8:30 pm | Nov. 18. Through Our Lens opening reception. Cornelius Art Gallery, 19725 Oak St.


9 pm | Nov. 18. Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi tribute band. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Friay-Sunday, Nov. 18-20

Opera Workshop: Carousel, a Concert 

7:30 pm | Nov.18 and Nov. 19; 3 pm | Nov. 20. Billy Bigelow, a swaggering, carefree carnival barker falls in love with and marries the sweet but naïve Julie Jordan. A tale of hope, redemption and the power of love. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Davidson College, Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall.

Saturday, Nov. 19

From Santa’s arrival to the tree lighting, there’s something fun for everyone at the Lighting of Birkdale Village on Nov. 19. Photo Birkdale Village

The Lighting of Birkdale Village 

2-7 pm | Nov. 19. Music, holiday performances and activities for the family. See schedule online. Birkdale Village, Huntersville. The ice skating rink will be open; purchase tickets here.

Starving Artist’s Market 

2-6 pm | Nov. 19. At D9 Brewing Co., 11138 Treynorth Drive, Cornelius.

Music at the Mill 

Doors open 6:30 pm; show at 8 pm | Nov. 19. Charlie Mars. Tickets  $45. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St.


9 pm | Nov. 19. Cowboy Mouth. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Fundraiser

4-6 pm | Nov. 19. music, conversation, wine, appetizers and more. Tickets $50 each. Hurt Hub@ Davidson, 210 Delburg St., Davidson.

Davidson Wildcats football at home 

1 pm | Nov. 19. Vs. Dayton. Buy tickets here. Richardson Stadium, Davidson College.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Communitywide Thanksgiving Service

6 pm | Nov. 20. The annual service will be held at Grace Covenant, 17301 Statesville Rd., Cornelius. Everyone is welcome.

The premiere brass ensemble of the Southeast on Nov. 20 honors trumpet player Bill Lawing’s retirement from Davidson College.

Carolina Brass Quintet

3-4 pm | Nov. 20. Tickets $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; youth / student free. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson.

Country Christmas

7:30 – 10:30 pm Nov. 20 | Wagon Load A Trouble opens Christmas season at Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.