Plan your week’s activities: Oktoberfests, concerts and more
October 7. Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, released weekly on Thursdays, can point you to some of Lake Norman’s best options.
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We have included a few dates for future events you need to register in advance. Here’s a look at what’s to come:
Davidson community players: stop laughing
8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday. When the greatest moment of your life over the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night with the “girls”, what do you do when one of your quartets dies unexpectedly? Recommended for ages 12 and up. Tickets are for adults $ 20; senior (65 and over) $ 18; student (up to 21 years); general admission $ 15. Rue d’Armor theater, 307 rue d’Armor, Davidson.
2nd series of Friday street festivals
Oktoberfest. 6 pm-10pm. Live music, special shows, games, vendors, food and drinks. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St. Free.
7 pm-10pm, free. Patrick lilly at Eleven Lakes Brewing. 10228 Bailey Road, Suite 201, 28031
Live concert under the oaks
5 pm-8pm. Sunset Revival, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. This high-energy class returns to the Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $ 5 / per class or $ 40 for a 10 class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be compulsory.
Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping
7 to 8 p.m. Friday through December 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American social dance. Watch Me Dance shines a light on American social dance styles born into African American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom, and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 years of age and older and adult children of all ages. This series offers a new personalized class for the visually impaired. Contact / Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.
A three-ring show at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Hwy. 49 N., Concorde. 7:30 p.m. Friday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. $ 15. All seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 866-714-7590.
Addicted to Cornelius
10 a.m. – noon. Cornelius Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and North Carolina Wildlife Resources for the fall edition of our free fishing event for ages 7-12 at Robbins Park Upper Pond, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Parents / guardians are encouraged to participate with their children. Fishing rods will be available to participants during the event. Prior registration is required as places are limited. For information and to register, visit www.cornelius.org/pr or call 704-892-6031 ext. 160.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Davidson College students participate in the annual Davidson College Symphony Orchestra competition to win an opportunity to perform with the orchestra at their concert on November 12. Entrance is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union box office at 704-894-2135. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall.
Second Saturday Concerts @ The Square
These Meddling Kids, variety. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in South Main Square in the parking lot near The Crazy Pig, 402 S. Main St., Davidson.
Unplugged + Live Concert Series
5 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville. Register here. This touring concert series features live performances featuring local and touring talent, live DJs and Food Trucks. Join us outside and from a social distance.
Birkdale Corkscrew Oktoberfest
2 p.m. – 11.59 p.m. 3rd annual Oktoberfest celebration. 16916 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville.
Last day for Mt. Zion BBQ pre-orders
The 82nd Annual Mount Zion BBQ will be take-out only and advance orders will be taken for a BBQ by the pound for $ 12 and pints of coleslaw for $ 5. Pre-orders are required by October 9 for the take-out event on November 6.
Click here to buy your pre-orders, which can be picked up on the day of the BBQ.
Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 9 – 21 November
Caroline Renaissance Festival
10 am-5:30pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, outdoor arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $ 27 adults from 13 years old; $ 17 for ages 5 to 12; 4 years and under free. Renaissance Festival Exhibition Center, 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.
Jewish charcuterie festival
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Bringing Jewish Delights to Davidson. Food, culture, dance, music, entertainment, activities, arts and crafts, kugel competitions. The Village Green, 119 S. Main St., Davidson.
Putts for a way forward
Golf tournament for the benefit of the community table and the Angels & Sparrows resource center. Departure times from 8 a.m. $ 400 / team of four; $ 120 for individual players. Skybrook Golf Club, 14720 Northgreen Dr., Huntersville.
Adult basketball in open gym (Drop-In)
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. It’s a chance to make new friends, learn new skills, improve old skills, and have a great time playing basketball. To free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. 18 years and over.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Laura Domingo, a Mecklenburg County Naturalist will lead the walk through Ramsey Creek Park, Nantz Road, providing information on the park’s magnificent wildlife. Pre-registration is encouraged as places are limited. If space remains, on-site registration will be available on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis from 1:30 pm. information and to register, visit www.cornelius.org/pr or call 704-892-6031 ext. 160.
Sip and paint
Sip & Paint instructors provide materials and walk you through painting a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a positive, non-judgmental environment. Artists are invited to bring their favorite drink to unleash their creativity. Only beer and wine are allowed, and a corkage fee of $ 10 applies. Registration required. Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.
we banjo 3
7:30 p.m. This quartet based in Galway and Nashville includes two groups of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley. Their music is a passionate mix of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, world music and pop. Davis Theater, Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St S, Concord. Tickets: $ 39.
Until November 6
Mud at the Mill
This juried exhibition features both functional and sculptural works by local artists who incorporate clay. The exhibition runs until November 6. Gallery opening hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Cornelius Arts Center Gallery, 21445 Catawba Ave. Free.