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Weekly calendar Jan. 23-29: Wine and Sweets, music, lectures and more

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Cynthia Lawing’s musical career has taken her throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia, where she frequently present solo recitals, lectures and master classes. Photo | Davidson College

Monday, Jan. 23

Faith, Hope and Charity

7:30-9 pm | Jan. 23. Cynthia Lawing presenting a program of piano music on religious themes including works by Liszt, Respighi, Bach, Zhao Zichen, gospels and Asian hymns. Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Candles & Cocktails 

6-9 pm | Jan. 24. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.


Brent Woodfill

7:30-9:30 pm | Jan. 24. Brent Woodfill, “The Fight for Maya Sacred Places in the Past and Present.” Woodfill, associate professor of anthropology at Winthrop University, specializes in community archaeology, Maya ritual and economics, ethics, and ontology. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College, downtown Davidson.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Live Karaoke

7:30 pm | Jan. 26. Hosted by Thomas Anthony. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Scott MacMillan


7 – 8 pm | Jan. 26. Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty lecture delivered by Scott MacMillan. MacMillan is the director of learning and innovation at BRAC USA. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Room 209, Davidson College, downtown Davidson.

Friday, Jan. 27

Organ at Davidson

1 pm | Jan. 27. A mini recital by David Brinson, music director at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, who will perform Cesar Franck at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. In-person or live streamed.

Live Music Friday 

7:30-10:30 pm | Jan. 27. House 11 (covering top hits from 60s-current). Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Disco Boogie Night

7 pm | Jan. 27. With DJ, costume contest and dance contest. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

The Sweet Crude concert at Davidson College is free and open to the public.

Sweet Crude 

7 – 8:30 pm | Jan. 27. Concert. Sweet Crude answers some common questions in their own words about what Louisiana French is and why they choose to use it in their music. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College, downtown Davidson. Free and open to public.

Saturday, Jan. 28

UiC 5th anniversary party

10 am – 1 pm Jan. 28. Unity in Community North Meck will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party for friends and family. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Congregation House, 218 Concord Road, Davidson.

Private Mixology Class

3-5 pm | Jan. 28. Learn the techniques needed to create three  craft cocktails. Tickets, $60; maximum 12 participants. Join Sippin’ Saturdays 7:30-10:30 pm with DJ Eddie M. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

The Ultimate Doors Tribute

9 pm | Jan. 28. $10 in advance: $15 at door.  BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Hustle & Hype Comedy Show

8 pm | Jan. 28. Comedian James R. Hustle and Hype Barnes kick off their 2023 east-coast tour. Tickets $15 advance; $20 door. Studio 13, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.

Experience Wine and Sweets Mooresville

Noon – 8 pm | Jan. 28. Taste local wines, a variety of sweets and gourmet foods, shop gifts for the home and explore treats for your mind and body. $40-$50. Purchase tickets here. Merino Mills, 500 S Main St, Mooresville. 

Terrarium in a Bottle Workshop 

6:30-8 pm | Jan. 28. $35; must register. PlantHouse, 16441 Birkdale Commons Parkway, 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

Alfred Conteh, [Ryan Coogler] Home Team, 2018 | Courtesy of the artist and Amath Gomis via Museum of the New South

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 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.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars