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Weekly calendar Feb. 6-12: Art, lectures, pizza and music

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Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day. Head out to your favorite place or try a National Pizza Day Sips and Samples event

Monday, Feb. 6

Huntersville Black History Month Celebration

Noon and 5:30 pm | Feb. 6 – Showing of “Harriett” at 12 p.m. and “Soul” at 5:30 pm at Dellwood Center, 508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to participate.

Blood Drive 

2-7 pm | Feb. 6. Bood donors are needed; visit redcrossblood.org and enter DCPC or email Bill Clark at clarkcrew34@roadrunner.com. Congregation House, Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Davidson.

Feb. 6-28

Special art for viewing 

8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday | Feb. 6-28.  Drop by Town Hall  to view a collection of thought-provoking works by John R. Miles III. His artwork also is at the Cain Center for the Arts and can be seen during its public viewing hours.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Biennial Symposium on Reformed Christianity and Social Ethics

4 – 9:30 pm | Feb 7. Open to the public. Event registration is required and can be found here, along with the full schedule. Various Davidson College campus locations.

Taylor Branch

Redeeming The Soul of America – MLK and The Audacity of Faith

7-9:30 pm | Feb. 7. Lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Taylor Branch. Registration is not needed for this event. Davidson College Presbyterian Church.


Wednesday, Feb. 8

Galentine’s Event

6:30-9:30 pm | Feb. 8. Girls Night Valentine’s Day Prep with mini vendor fair, build elevated friendship bracelets, get sparkle hair extensions, special Galentine’s menu and more. Tickets $25.  Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Feb. 9

Newsmakers Breakfast: Economic outlook

7:30-9 am | Feb. 9. A Q&A with noted Wells Fargo economist Jackie Benson includes breakfast at the Peninsula Club. Call 704-895-1335 for tickets, $15; Visa or Mastercard accepted.

Jacolby Satterwhite

Artist Reception

6:30-8 pm | Feb. 9. Reception to meet Jacolby Satterwhite. Van Every/Smith Galleries,  Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College.

Artist Talk

7 pm | Feb. 9. In person or  watch the Artist Talk with Jacolby Satterwhite on Instagram live. Van Every Gallery, Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College. Details, click here.

Chaitra Powell

The Wonder Within: Notes from an Archives Practitioner

4-5 pm | Feb. 9. Chaitra Powell, the Sarah Graham Kenan curator of the Southern Historical Collection, will share examples from her experiences working with African American archival materials and African American communities from Chapel Hill, and beyond. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

Deirdre M. Gilbin

Refugee, Asylum and Humanitarian law in the U.S.: Examining Legal Implications and the Human Cost of Inhumane Policies

7-8 pm | Feb. 9. Lecture by Deirdre M. Gilbin has practiced immigration law for over 25 years with a specialty in asylum, refugee and humanitarian law. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez-David & Pam Sprinkle Room, Davidson College.


Live Karaoke

7:30-1030 pm | Feb. 9. With Thomas Anthony. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

National Pizza Day Sips and Samples

6:30-8:30 pm | Feb. 9. Five popular pizza samples with a wine partner. Pizza samples will be curated by our private chef, and featured wines will be a combination of domestic US varietals alongside a few foreign imports. There is an upgrade option for those interested in upgrading samples to full-size slices. $35 per person. USVI Wine Company, 167 Union St. S,Concord.

Sandra Beasley

Reading: Sandra Beasley, 2023 Visiting McGee Professor of Creative Writing

7-8 pm | Feb. 9. Sandra Beasley is the author of four poetry collections. Event is free and open to the public. No tickets required. Book signing and reception will follow the reading. Wall Academic Center Hamilton W. McKay Atrium at Davidson College.

Thursday – Sunday, Feb. 9-12

Mid-Atlantic Boat Show 

Noon – 9 pm | Feb. 9-11. 10 am – 9 pm | Feb 11. 11 am – 5 pm | Feb. 12. 2023 product will be on display to see and board. Browse through cruisers, deck boats, fishing boats, family sport boats, personal watercraft, pontoons boats, wakeboard and ski boats. Tickets $10 adults, $9 senior/military, and $5 ages 6-12.  Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., Charlotte 28202.

Feb. 9-14

Make a Date with a Trail

On your own schedule | Feb. 9-14. Spend time with a loved one by visiting Antiquity Greenway or McDowell Creek Greenway Phase II, and scan one of the QR codes you will find on signage there to receive a free appetizer at Jack’s Corner Tap or Kat’s Seafood Kitchen, with the coupon valid for use until the end of February.

Friday Feb. 10

Live music

7:30-10:30 pm | Feb. 10. Joseph Gallo. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Live music 

7:30-10:30 pm | Feb. 10. Mikele Buck Band. The $10 ticket guarantees entry and preferred lower-level access. If tickets remain, they will be available at the door, but only grant entry to the upstairs and upper terrace. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Dogs and their humans get to play on ice Feb. 11 at the Whitewater Center. Photo | Whitewater Center

Saturday, Feb. 11

Dog Days of Winter 

10 am – 10 pm | Feb. 11. Celebrate winter with your four-legged friends with activities ranging from a 5K trail race, adoption events, ice rink access, yoga, doggy vendors and more. Registration required and fees for 5K and ice skating, parking. US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Davidson College Jazz Ensemble

7:30-9 pm| Feb. 11. The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble, led by director Patrick Brown, performs their first concert of the spring semester featuring Grammy award winning baritone saxophonist, Lauren Sevian. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Sold out: Jon Reep

Jon Reep 

Sold out | Feb. 11. Jon Reep is a nationally touring comedian whose contemporary country point of view has won over legions of fans in comedy clubs, on TV and in film. Cain Center for the Arts.

2023 Statesville Comic Con 

10 am – 5 pm | Feb. 11. Family friendly event. Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville.

Sharpe House: St.Valentine’s Tea 2023

11 am – 4 pm | Feb. 11. Join Sharpe House as they celebrate love and Valentine’s Day. Delicacies from their kitchen will be on the menu as well as freshly brewed black tea. $30 or $35 gluten free. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, Feb. 9. The Historic Sharpe House, 402 South Center St., Statesville.

Bowling Day in the USA – New Victory Lanes

1-4 pm | Feb. 11. One free hour of bowling for up to six people on one lane. Reserve a spot. Victory Lanes Entertainment and Events Center, 125 Morlake Dr., Mooresville.

Queen City Brewers Festival

1-4 pm | Feb. 11. Forty-plus breweries with active beverage production in the region; hand-picked restaurant and snack food exhibitors; interactive sponsors. Benefits Project Life Movement.  $60 per person. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte,

Sunday, Feb. 12

Kids Valentine Cookie Decorating Workshop 

10 – 11:30 am | Feb. 12. Kids must be 6 or older due to limited spacing. The workshop is $45 per child and payable to Sugar Dots Bakery directly by Venmo @Megan-Alonz0-5 or email sugardots147@gmail.com. Lemonade Boutique, 19826 N. Cove Rd., Cornelius.

Kids Valentine’s Day Terrarium Workshop 

11 am – noon | Feb. 12. With PlantHouse crew guidance, children will create a 6-inch terrarium featuring Valentine’s Day decor. $26. PlantHouse, 16441 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., 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

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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