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Weekly calendar Feb. 13-19: Music, lectures, dancing and more

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Catch the Phil Hamrick concert on Feb. 17, one of several options in Lake Norman this week. Photo | Philip Hamrick website

Monday Feb. 13

Huntersville Black History Month Celebration

2:30 pm | Feb. 13 – Storybook reading by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library at Dellwood Center, 508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to participate.

Organ at Davidson 

7:30 pm | Feb. 13. Jerrick Cavagnaro performing. Free; donations accepted. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 North Main St., Davidson.

Natasha Threthewey

Conarroe Lecture: Natasha Tretheway

8 – 9 pm | Feb. 13. Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author of five collections of poetry. Tickets are free but required. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Climate Change: Media Stories v. Scientific Evidence

1 pm | Feb 14. Jack Scheff, PhD, will consider climate change as a real and important issue and will report on progress (or lack thereof) in mitigating the effects of climate change. Davidson Town Hall, 251 South St., Davidson.

Intro to Ballroom Dance Group Class

7:30 – 8:20 pm | Feb. 14. Valentine’s Night Pop-Up intro to ballroom dance class. No partner is needed. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25;  $20 per person at the door. Dynamic Ballroom, 19625 Bethel Church Rd., Cornelius.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Twizted Trivia

7-9 om | Feb. 15. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Malcolm Butler

Education Power Luncheon

11:45 am- 1:30 pm | Feb. 16. Speaker is Malcolm Butler the dean of the Department of Education at UNC Charlotte. The cost to attend is $35 per person for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members and $40 per person for others. RSVP to  704-892-1922. NorthStone Country Club,15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville.

Artist Talk: Alan Michael Parker

11:05 am – 12:05 pm | Feb. 16. Come by the Lilly Gallery and enjoy “flash fiction cartooning” with Davidson College Professor Alan Michael Parker.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony

7:30 – 9:00 pm | Feb 16. Marcus R. Pyle leads the orchestra in a performance of Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3, featuring organist Tomasz Robak. The concert also includes selections from two rarely performed operas—L’amant anonyme by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges and the stirring and passionate “Intermezzo” from Franz Schmidt’s opera, Notre Dame. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Shannon Hader

Dr. Shannon Hader Lecture

7 -8 pm | Feb. 16. Shannon Hader, MD, MPH, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of Programs at the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and a prominent leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the United States and globally, is the dean of the School of International Service at American University.Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

Film Showing and Discussion: A Closer Look at ‘Selma’

5 – 9 pm | Feb. 16. The Department of History Kendrick K. Kelley Program presents “Henry Wilkerson: A Closer Look at “Selma” – Direct Action, History, and Collective Memory.” This is a senior presentation and film showing. Dinner and film will start at 5 pm (in-person), followed by a discussion at 7:30 pm (in-person and Zoom). Members of the public are invited to attend. Dana Science Classroom-146, Davidson College.

Friday, Feb. 17

Catch the Phil Hamrick concert on Feb. 17.

Phil Hamrick in concert

7-9 pm | Feb. 17. Tickets $25. Phil Hamrick will play a set of his singer/songwriter songs (many which will be on my new album) take a break, and then play a set of his worship tunes. His goal is to record and release two projects this year; 100% of the ticket fee goes directly toward his recording budget. Oak St. Mill, 19725 Oak St. Mill Suite 3, Cornelius

Live music

7:30-10:30 pm | Feb. 17. Justin Mintun. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon | Feb. 18. Winter Market. No pets. Downtown Davidson.

Sons of Serendip perform Feb. 18 at the. cain Center for the Arts.

Sons of Serendip 

Doors open 6:30 pm; show 8 pm | Feb. 18. Four talented friends from graduate school found themselves together on America’s Got Talent in 2014 where they wowed audiences and judges alike. Tickets $39-$58.  Cain Center for the Arts, Catawba Avenue, Cornelius.

HEARTSongs: Horton to Hip Hop

2-5:30 pm | Feb. 18. An exploration of the verse of 19th-century enslaved poet George Moses Horton. Are there comparisons to be drawn between the work of Horton, the first published Black writer in the south, and modern forms of poetry and music? Cedar Grove and Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Sippin’ Saturday

7:30-10:30 pm | Feb. 18. With DJ nine8nine. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Lake Norman Brew Ha-Ha Tour

11:30 am – 6:45 pm | Feb. 18. Tour departs from Kilted Buffalo Langtree to visit four breweries. Complimentary Ghostface Pizza will be served for lunch. Tickets $59.95.

Sunday, Feb. 19

William Fried, piano: Gradus ad Parnassum

3 – 4:30 pm | Feb 19. Davidson College Artist Associate in Piano William Fried performs Rzewski’s epic variations The People United Will Never Be Defeated! and miniatures by Fauré and Ligeti. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

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 Jan. 17-March 26.


Artist exhibit

10 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; noon -4pm weekends | Through 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.

Through March 31

Home Grown exhibit

9 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday; 9 am -noon, Saturday. | Through March 31. A non-juried exhibit that showcases the talent of local artists. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 19725 Oak St. Free. Gallery hours are: 9 am – 5pm Monday – Thursday; 9 am -noon Saturday; closed Friday and Sunday.

Through May 8

Bird watch tours are for those 65 and older. Photo | Winghaven

Senior Bird Walk

9 am | Mondays, Jan. 9 – May 8. Avid birders provide a guided walk to identify birds throughout Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary and SEED Wildlife & Children’s Garden. The 3.5 acre open space is conducive to many local and migratory songbirds. The walk is slow paced with opportunities to rest on benches and be still for the birds. All levels of birding welcome. $5-$10; call 704-331-0664 for tickets. Wing Haven, 260 Ridegewood Ave., Charlotte 28209.

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