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Weekly calendar Oct. 31-Nov. 6: Barbecues, Wildcat Weekend, theater and Pumpkin Fest

Check out the barbecue lunches this week.

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

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week:

Nov. 1

Brooke M. Bauer, Ph.D.: Becoming Catawba: Catawba Indian Women and Nation-building, 1540-1840 

7:30 pm | Nov. 1. Brooke M. Bauer, a citizen of the Catawba Nation of South Carolina and assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee, weaves ethnohistorical methodologies, family history, cultural context and the Catawba language to generate an internal perspective on the Catawbas’ history and heritage. Davidson College, Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall.

Nov. 4

Chorale and Symphony Orchestra

5 – 6:30 pm | Nov. 4. The Davidson Chorale and Chamber Singers present music from Baltic nations where the cultural heritage of singing is millenia old. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.  Davidson College, Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family.

Jazz Ensemble – Wildcat Weekend

8 – 9:30 pm | Nov. 4. The jazz ensemble will be featuringmusic faculty members in collaborations. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Davidson College, Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall.

Sandbar Drag Show 

Music and cover 7 pm; show 8 pm | Nov. 4. Onya Nerves and a cast of drag entertainers. Tickets: $5 in advance; $10 at door. Eleven Lakes Brewing, 10228 Bailey Rd. Suite 201, Cornelius

Fall Art Crawl 

5:30-9 pm | Nov. 4. Downtown Lincolnton.

Nov. 4-13

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

See website for times  | Nov. 4-13. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Recommended for all ages; patrons younger than 2 are discouraged. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Nov. 5

Mt. Zion BBQ

11 am until food runs out | Nov. 5. Dine-in or pick up order at drive-through. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion Ave, Cornelius.

Foundation Moto’s Annual Old Town Revival

2-7 pm | Nov. 5. Custom built and vintage motorcycles, trucks, hot rods, cigarette boats and Army cargo trucks music and food trucks. Shelley Ruffin from 4-7 pm. Kenton Place, 17111 Kenton Drive, Huntersville.

Backyard composting workshops

10-11 am program; 11am noon questions | Nov. 5. Davidson Farmers Market, downtown Davidson.

46th annual Working Fingers Craft Show

10 am – 4 pm | Nov. 5. Jewelry, home decor, clothing, baked goods, paintings, candles, more. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresvile.

Voice Studio Recital – Wildcat Weekend

3 – 4:30 pm | Nov. 5. Davidson College voice students of Jacquelyn Culpepper, Ilana Lubitsch, Harrison Bumgardner, Melinda Whittington and Amanda Sesler take the stage in an eclectic program of vocal music accompanied by Tomasz Robak. Davidson College, Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Piano Studio Recital – Wildcat Weekend 

7:30 – 9 pm | Nov. 5.  Davidson College, Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall. Students from the studios of Cynthia Lawing and Will Fried look to captivate the audience during Wildcat Weekend for a program of solo and collaborative works. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

The Beat Goes on: Cher Tribute Show 

Doors open 6 pm; show starts 7 pm | Nov. 5. Features American singer/actress Lisa McClowry’s portrayal of Cher. Tickets  $29-$39. Joe V. Knox Auditorium at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Backyard BBQ Fundraiser 

11 am-2 pm | Nov. 5. Pulled pork tray with coleslaw, roll, baked beans, beverage. $12. Benefits Hope House. The Pinnacle Building, 15905 Brookway Drive, Huntersville.

Music at the Mill 

Tickets are available for the Nov. 5 performance by Sam Burchfield. Photo Cain Center for the Arts

Doors open 6:30 pm; show at 8 pm | Nov. 5. Sam Burchfield. Tickets $45. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St.

Davidson Wildcats football at home 

1pm | Nov. 5. Vs. Stetson. Buy tickets here.  Richardson Stadium, Davidson College.

Statesville Pumpkin Fest 

Noon | Nov. 5.  Music, arts, crafts, great food, shopping, vendors and more. Southbound 77 will be on the main stage at noon.

Fall Nature Fest

10 am-noon | Nov. 5. Family-focused celebration of the fall season and autumn’s wonders of nature. This event will take place along the paved 1-mile stretch of greenway. Participants can enter the greenway from the parking area at 18232 Shearer Road, Davidson, or along River Ford Drive at the entrance to the West Branch Greenway. Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1-3 pm.

Botanical Macro Photography with your Smartphone

10am – noon | Nov. 5. The workshop will start in the classroom where you will fit your own macro lens on your smartphone, then to the greenhouse. $35.

UNCC, McMillan Greenhouse Classroom.

Nov. 6

Charity Pickleball Tournament 

Noon | Nov. 6. Proceeds to Inflated Joy to go toward purchasing inflatables to be placed in kids’ hospital rooms at Levine Children hospital. Register here.  Huntersville Recreation Center.

10th Annual Cornelius Food Truck Invitational

Noon-5 pm | Nov. 6. Food trucks battle for your vote. Music, vendors, kids activities. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

‘Thankful. Grateful. Blessed:’ A Pre-Thanksgiving Concert

4 pm | Nov. 6. Presented by Brighter Day Community Choir. University City United Methodist Church, 3835 W. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte 28269. 

Nov. 7

Connecting Cornelius: Coffee Chat

8:30 – 9:30 am | Nov. 7. Mayor Woody Washam will lead the discussion, along with  Police Chief Kevin Black, Maj. David Baucom and Fire Chief Guerry Barbee on Public Safety: 2022 & Beyond, and Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron on transportation.  Stream live to Facebook and Zoom, with replays available to watch on YouTube. H2 Public House, 19906 North Cove Road Unit A. Meeting ID: 854 7683 2245; no password required. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP

Through Nov. 20

29th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace 

9:30 am – 5:30 pm. | Saturdays and Sundays. Rain or shine; no pets. Free parking. Go online for details and tickets pricing. 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville.

Frederick Graff, AWS, D.F., Salem, SC, “Heritage Hill” winner of AWS Gold Medal of Honor  will be part of the watercolor exhibit in Mooresville through Jan. 4.

Nov. 1 Through Jan. 4

International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society

Noon-4pm | Tuesday-Friday; 10am-2pm | Saturday. Forty watercolor paintings from today’s nationally known and internationally known masters will be on display in Mooresville Arts’ Center Gallery, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. Many of the paintings will be for sale.

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.

• 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.