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Weekly calendar Jan. 9-15: Music, fireworks and euchre highlight this week

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Christian Sands performs Jan. 14 at the Cain Center for the Arts.

Monday, Jan. 9

Paint Your Pet registration closes

6:30 – 9 pm | Jan. 23. Class is designed as a paint by number workshop. Must register; $70. Lost Worlds Brewing, One Norman Boulevard, Cornelius.

Monday, Jan. 9 – Monday, 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.

Thursday, Jan. 12

Cocktails & Curling 

6- 7:30 pm | Jan. 12. Wear comfortable clothing and rubber soled athletic shoes for this abbreviated version of learn-to-curl events; includes a drink at the bar. $30. Must register.  Charlotte Curling, 6525 Old Statesville Rd., Charlotte. 

Live Karaoke 

7:30 pm | Jan. 12. Hosted by Thomas Anthony. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Friday, Jan.13 

Live Music Friday

7:30-10:30 pm | Jan. 13. Acoustic Jukebox (classic rock, country, blues, and requests). Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Saturday, Jan. 14

Fireworks Spectacular

4 pm | Jan. 14. Ring in the New Year and Mooresville’s  150th Anniversary at LangTree Village on December 31, 2022; Food, drinks, attractions and more begin at 4 pm. Fireworks start at 7 pm. LangTree Village, Mooresville.

Private Mixology Class 

3pm-5pm | Jan. 14. Learn the techniques needed to create three  craft cocktails. Tickets, $60; maximum 12 participants. thigslkn.com/private-events Join Sippin’ Saturdays 7:30-10:30 pm with DJ Eddie M. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Christian Sands 

Doors open 6:30 pm; show 8 pm | Jan. 14. Grammy Nominee Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. Tickets $39-$58. Cain Center For The Arts, Cornelius.

Robotics Competition 

11 am | Jan.14. Watch students in grades 7 – 12 compete in the fun but challenging robotics competition. J.M. Alexander Middle School, 12010 Hambright Rd., Huntersville.

Sunday, Jan. 15

Charlotte-based wind quintet presents original works and transcriptions Jan. 15 in Davidson by composers such as Dvorak, Barber, Nielsen and others.

Queen City Winds

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

Euchre tournament

Noon- 4pm  Jan. 15. Get your favorite partner and for a $20 entry fee, you can stake your claim to be Lake Norman’s Best. Single elimination tournament. Register at Lost Worlds taproom. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration honoring Nannie Potts

1-4 pm | Jan. 15. Unity in Community, Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church and Davidson Presbyterian Church invite everyone to attend a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration honoring Nannie Houston Potts, the first and only Black mayor of Cornelius. Community dinner and fellowship, 1-2 pm; 2:30-4 pm program. Featuring The Strollers, food, music and speakers. Free to attend. Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church, 21517 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius.

Through Jan. 13

Through Our Lens: Digital Art and Photography

A small group of digital artists and photographers from North Carolina  display their love for their art. Cornelius Art Gallery, 19725 Oak St. Gallery hours are 10 am-4 pm Monday-Friday. Free.

Through Jan.16

Birkdale on Ice 

General admission tickets for the 75-minute skate sessions, are $18 for adults and $14 per child 12 and younger. Birkdale Village, 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.



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