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Weekly calendar Feb. 20-26: Music, theater and coffee with critters

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Breabach is a new generation Celtic band from Scotland that is performing in Davidson on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Here is what’s happening this week around Lake Norman.

Monday, Feb.  20

Huntersville Black History Month Celebration

2:30 pm | Feb.20 – Special Performance by Drums 4 Life at David B. Waymer Recreation Center, 14008 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to participate.

Got the Juice: Dance Wars / Rap Wars 2023 

4-9 pm | Feb. 20. Top dancers, singers and rappers from area middle and high schools, including  North Meck and Hopewell, compete for chase prizes and a studio and recording deal. Advance tickets $15.  Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr., Charlotte 28204.

Andrew Fierova performs at Davidson College on Feb. 22. Photo | Davidson College

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Andrew Fierova, horn

7:30 – 9 pm | Feb. 22. In his 5th year as horn instructor, Andrew Fierova is presenting an evening of lush and beautiful horn music. Featuring works from the past and present. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

The Coming Out Monologues

6:30 – 8 pm | Feb. 22. Join Queers and Allies for a night of empowerment and unity as coming out stories are shared. This event is a safe space where individuals can share experiences, struggles and triumphs of navigating their identity and coming out to friends and family. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College

Thursday, Feb. 23

Traditional Series: Breabach

7:30 – 9 pm | Feb. 23. Breabach is a new generation Celtic band from Scotland. The great highlight of The quintet uses two bagpipers who double on flute, working beside fiddle and guitar. Tickets required: 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Feb. 23-March 12

Davidson Community Players presents ‘Native Gardens

Check website for performance times | Feb. 23-March 12. Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his  pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege and entitlement. Tickets: $18-23. Armour Street Theatre, Davidson.

Friday, Feb. 24

A performance of Breach of Promise will be Feb. 24 at the Cain Center for the Arts.

Breach of Peace: Stories of the Freedom Riders of 1961

Doors open 6:30 pm; show 8 pm | Feb. 24. Based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Rides as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality. Tickets $35-$47.  Cain Center for the Arts, Catawba Avenue, Cornelius.

Coffee with Critters 

8 – 10 am | Feb. 24. Rescue Ranch will host a drop-in, free community breakfast to introduce folks to a few of the more than 80 animal ambassadors and share how these permanent residents assist in weekly programing. In addition, staff will share the nonprofit’s plans for 2023. To RSVP email or call 704-768-0909. Rescue Ranch, 1424 Turnersburg Hwy., Statesville.

Live music

7-11 pm | Feb. 24. Matt Bush. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Black History Month

Noon – 2 pm | Feb. 25. Program at Cain Center for the Arts, Catawaba Avenue, Cornelius.

Cornelius Youth Orchestras and Brass Ensemble

10:30-11:30 am | Feb. 25. Space is limited so getting tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are free with the option of a $7 support donation. Northern Regional Recreational Center, 18121 Old Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Sippin’ Saturday

7:30-10:30 pm | Feb. 25. With DJ Eddie M. Thigs Cocktails LKN, 21234 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

The Town of Huntersville turns 150

2-4 pm | Feb. 25. Face painting, cake contest, balloon drop, music and photo booth. The event is free to attend and all generations are encouraged to attend. Huntersville Recreation Center, 11836 Verhoeff Drive.

Featuring a cast of incredible performers, the action will unfold all around you, with some guests even finding themselves becoming important characters in the story on Feb. 25 in Mooresville.

Our Town Stage Indoor Concert Series

Doors open 6 pm; dinner 6:30 pm; show 7 pm| Feb. 25. Murder Mystery Dinner. Tickets $50-$60. Joe V. Knox Auditorium in the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St., Mooresville.

Happy Anniversary Huntersville 

2-4 pm | Feb. 25. Wear your party hat and celebrate 150 years. There will be face painting, music, a balloon drop, special cakes and a photo booth. All generations are encouraged to attend. Huntersville Recreation Center, 11836 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville.

Fairy House Festival 2023 

10 am – 4 pm | Feb. 25. Come build a fairy house to share with the local fairies. Lots of fun and lots of nature to enjoy. Advance tickets are required;  $7 for ages 5 and older; free for children ages 4 and younger. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 5226 Sample Rd., Huntersville.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Lauren Jackson Coplan to perform Feb. 26 at Music at St. Alban’s.

Music at St. Alban’s

3-4 pm | Feb. 26. Lauren Jackson Coplan, Nashvillian and former New Yorker, returns to her hometown of Davidson to present a classical piano repertoire as well as personal favorites. Tickets $15-$20.  St Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson.

Black Owned Business Expo

1 – 4 pm | Feb. 26. Shop with local Black entrepreneurs and business owners. 3315 Lake Rd., Charlotte 28269, between Statesville Road and Datha Avenue.

Two classes fo Loose Leaves are scheduled for Feb. 26.

Loose Leaves 2023 Artist Workshop

2-3 pm | Feb. 26. Movement Rituals with Rayni Collins,  A  day of moving, grooving, and community. Presented by Inspire Inclusion. $10 class. Scholarship opportunities available. Register here. Seven Oaks,19725 Oak St. Ste. 7, Cornelius.

Loose Leaves 2023 Artist Workshop

3-4 pm | Feb. 26. Movement Improvisation and Alexander Technique Instructor Lisa First for a guided improvisational-based class. This class invites freedom through integrated functioning. All are welcome. $10 class. Scholarship opportunities available. Register here. Seven Oaks,19725 Oak St. Ste. 7, Cornelius.