Concerts, markets and more ideas for your weekend

bena medlock "weekend" bugIf you can’t think of anything to do on this hot, first weekend of August – don’t sweat it! You’ve come to the right page. We have a couple of dozen suggestions, from farmer’s markets and art and antiques markets to a build-your-own-boat competition and an outlet store grand opening. And there’s more: a kids’ triathlon, a Davidson Concert on the Green and other concerts, a play, a film and a garden tea. Read on for those and other ideas.  Continue Reading

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Local groups and events win 2014-15 ASC grants

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The Arts & Science Council on Tuesday announced an initial round of grants totaling $6.6 million across the region. The grants include money to help pay for a new public art sculpture next to Davidson Town Hall, arts education programs in Cornelius and the Hello Huntersville Music & Arts Festival.

Other grants went to arts and cultural organizations including Carolina Raptor Center, Davidson College, and North Mecklenburg Community Chorus; school programs; theater groups including Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius and Davidson Community Players; and events such as the Dragon Boat/Asian Festival at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius, and Davidson’s April Is for Arts festival.

In a press release, the ASC said it fell short of its fundraising goal this year, and focused initial funding on established organizations.

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ASC eyes future at ‘Image 2025: Share the Vision’

CHARLOTTE – The Arts & Science Council (ASC) will present “Imagine 2025: Share the Vision,” a creative and interactive arts event, featuring speakers in the fields of art, education, data, energy, design and health services. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, from 9am – 4pm in the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Aug. 1 at CarolinaTix.org. Continue Reading

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Beatles’ tribute, theater, racing, library events, kids’ tri

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The BackBeat performs Sunday on the Davidson Village Green.

The BackBeat performs Sunday on the Davidson Village Green.

Trivia night, a Beatles’ tribute Concert on the Green, an Italian wine and food night, and a stage production of “12 Angry Jurors” are just a few of the things happening this week in and around town. Also on the schedule: library events, a summer NASCAR night, a Thursday Night Flight happy hour at the Carolina Raptor Center, a Navy Seals swim across Lake Norman, and the annual Lake Norman YMCA Kids’ Triathlon. Read on for details and more listings. Continue Reading

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‘Introjection’ in Cornelius, Kernes’ work in Davidson

A piece from Adam McGalliard's show "Introjection."

A piece from Adam McGalliard’s show “Introjection,” at Cornelius Arts Center.

art news bugMooresville-based artist Franklin Kernes is featured in the Davidson Town Hall’s second summer 2014 exhibit, with “Between the Lines,” a series of paintings influenced by street and abstract artists. Meanwhile, Cornelius Arts Center has works by Adam McGalliard in a show titled “Introjection,” and the center is inviting submissions of handmade art teacups for an upcoming show. Continue Reading

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Vaudeville Experience brings comedy to Oak St. Mill

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Steve Langley

Steve Langley

By JONATHAN COX
DavidsonNews.net/ CorneliusNews.net

Juggler and entertainer Steve Langley is bringing vaudeville back to Lake Norman after a two-year hiatus. The variety entertainer hosted The Family Vaudeville Extravaganza at Davidson College Duke Family Performance Hall as part of the Hurricane Hugo Juggling Festival for close to a decade, but September 2012 was the last time that his show graced the stage there. Continue Reading

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Movie showtimes

Our Town Cinemas, 227 Griffith St., Sadler Square, Davidson. Box office opens daily 1 p.m. Advance tickets and reservations: 704-237-3238 NOTE: Parentheses indicate matinee prices.

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July 25-July 31
Get On Up, (PG-13) - Thu: 8:00PM
Guardians of the Galaxy, (PG-13) - Thu: 7:00PM
Lucy, (R) - Fri & Sat: (1:20), (4:20), 7:20, 9:50; Sun - Thu: (1:20), (4:20), 7:20
Planes: Fire & Rescue, (PG) - Fri & Sat: (1:30), (4:05), 7:05, 9:20; Sun - Thu: (1:30), (4:05), 7:05
Begin Again, (R) - Fri & Sat: (1:10), (4:10), 7:10, 9:45; Sun - Wed: (1:10), (4:10), 7:10; Thu: (1:10), (4:10)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: (1:00), (4:00), 7:00, 10:00; Sun - Wed: (1:00), (4:00), 7:00; Thu: (1:00), (4:00)
Aug 01-Aug 07
Get On Up, (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: (12:50), (3:55), 7:00, 10:05; Sun - Thu: (12:50), (3:55), 7:00
Guardians of the Galaxy, (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: (1:05), (4:05), 7:05, 9:55; Sun - Thu: (1:05), (4:05), 7:05
Lucy, (R) - Fri & Sat: (1:20), (4:20), 7:20, 9:50; Sun - Wed: (1:20), (4:20), 7:20
Planes: Fire & Rescue, (PG) - Fri - Wed: (1:00), (3:30), 6:00
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, (PG-13) - Fri - Wed: 7:55PM
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