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Weekly calendar Feb. 27 – March 5: Lectures for learning, music, dance, Purim carnival

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Martin Sexton performs March 4 at the Cain Center for the Arts.

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. 

Monday, Feb. 27

‘Talking Black in America: Roots’ film and discussion

7 – 9 pm | Feb. 27. “Talking Black in America: Roots” film and discussion with linguist Walt Wolfram from the Language and Life Project at NC State University. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Division College.

Huntersville Black History Month Celebration

2 pm | Feb. 27 – Black History Bingo/Trivia program at David B. Waymer Recreation Center, 14008 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Black History Month Performance 

7 pm | Feb. 28. African American students will showcase their talents in performing arts. Public is welcome. Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Rd., Cornelius.

Robin Kimmerer

Reynolds Lecture 2023- Robin Kimmerer

7:30 – 9 pm | Feb. 28. The 2023 Reynolds Lecture presents Robin Kimmerer, and “Justice for the Land.” How we understand the meaning of land, colors our relationship to the natural world, in ecology, economics and ethics. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Call 704-894-2135. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Wednesday, March 1

Alicia Gutierrez-Romine

2022-23 Kelley Lecture – Alicia Gutierrez-Romine

7:30 – 9 pm | March 1. Title: “Vagueness and the Law: Dobbs, Abortion, and the Lessons we Refuse to Learn from History.” Alicia Gutierrez-Romine is an associate professor of U.S. History at La Sierra University with an emphasis on California, the U.S.-Mexico border, and the history of medicine. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

Thursday, March 2

Senior Dance

3:30 – 4:30 pm | Thursdays. This free class is designed for senior adults to improve flexibility, breath, balance, mobility, and fluidity by exploring various elements of ballet, jazz, modern, and improvisation. Participants can choose to take the class seated, standing, or a combination of both. Presented by Charlotte Ballet. Northern Regional Recreation Center, 18121 Old Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Craig B. Allen

Rivalry and Interdependence-The Dynamics of America’s Relationship with China

7 – 8 pm | March 2. Craig B. Allen is president of the US-China Business Council, a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides China-focused advisory service to more than 200 corporations. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

Saturday, March 4

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon | March 4.  Winter Market. No pets. Downtown Davidson.

Beer School 101

1-2:30 pm | March 4. David “DG” Gonzalez, a 26-year industry veteran, will instruct attendees on the brewing process, brewing ingredients, and his unique insights on what makes a great beer. Attendees will be led through a guided tasting and be giving a tour of the brewing facilities. $35. Sign up online. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Ghost Hunt

6:30-9:30 pm | March 4. Take part in an authentic ghost hunt of the building and grounds (weather permitting)  led by members of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society. Limited to 18 guests, 12 and older. Tickets $25. Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Martin Sexton

Doors open 6:30 pm, show 8 pm | March 4. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more. Tickets $45 – $65. Cain Center For The Arts.

Sunday, March 5

Purim Carnival

9:30 am – noon. | March 5. The Jewish Council of Lake Norman and Temple Kol Tikvah’s youth group host the  annual Purim Carnival. The theme is Harry Potter. All are welcome to  celebrate Purim. Come dressed in costume and have fun making crafts, playing games like  Quidditch Relay Race, Potion Making, Bounce House and more. $8 per child. Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, who was planning to have all of Persia’s Jewish subjects killed, as recounted in the Book of Esther. Temple Kol Tikvah, 605 South St., Davidson.

Dog Adoption event

Noon | March 5. Billie’s Buddies animal rescue. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

House and Store Guided Tour

1:15 and 3 pm | Sundays. Step back in time to 1779 and explore the Hugh Torance House and Store. There is no fee, but donations are welcome. Cedar Grove and the Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

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 exhibite in Davidson Jan. 17-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.


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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