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The Davidson College Symphony (above) and jazz ensemble will play the season's final Concert on the Green in Davidson Sunday.

The Davidson College Symphony (above) and jazz ensemble will play the season’s final Concert on the Green in Davidson Sunday.

There’s a good chance we’ll see many of you out and about this weekend at one of the 36 (yes 36) events we have listed around the region. They include two regattas, three farmer’s markets, two runs, six festivals – including a Cajun Fest, Beerfest, Wake the Lake, Festival in the Park, Taste of Birkdale, Oyster Fest and the Davidson Art Crawl. There’s also plenty of live music, including an Agave Baroque concert at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, Pepper Choplin in the Cornelius Concert Series at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and Davidson College’s Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble on The Green.  On stage, you’ll find “Shakespeare Goes to Woodstock,” “Fuddy Meers” and “The Widows’ Handbook.” And if you’re looking for an outing, head to the Amazing Maize Maze in Huntersville or Yoga on the Green in Davidson.  It’s also Davidson College Homecoming. Read on for details about these and other events.  Continue Reading


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Time to laugh: Comedy series debuts Sat. at Oak St. Mill

Brian Briscoe at a Bella Love open mic night. He'll host the new comedy series opener Thursday. (Serge Skiba photo)

Brian Briscoe at a Bella Love open mic night. He’ll host the new comedy series opener Thursday. (Serge Skiba photo)


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Get ready to laugh your socks off as Bella Love features 10 of the area’s top stand-up comics on one stage at one time on Saturday night! (Well, they’ll actually be on at separate times, but you get the idea.) This is the debut of a brand new comedy series at Oak Street Mill and now’s your chance to say you were there before it takes Lake Norman by storm.

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Renaissance Fest runs Oct. 3-Nov. 23 in Huntersville

The joust is one of the main attractions at the Renaissance Festival (royalfaires.com).

The joust is a popular attraction at the Renaissance Festival (Royalfaires.com).

HUNTERSVILLE - Every fall Huntersville plays host to the Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace, now in its 21st year on the 22-acre site off Poplar Tent Road. As one of the largest Renaissance festivals in the United States, it draws thousands every year with its performances, vendors, rides and food.
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Homecoming, ‘Fuddy Meers,’ Run for Green, art crawl


Opening this week at Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.

this week bugIt was enjoyable to see so much of our readership out at the ‘Tawba Walk this past Saturday, relishing the art, food and drink, and fine company. We look forward to seeing even more of you this week at events like the Community “Pint Night” at Summit Coffee, The Sea Scouts open house, “Fuddy Meers” at The Warehouse, The Amazing Maize Maze and the Chamber Champions of Diversity breakfast. We also may bump into you at the Cornelius Town Board meeting, The Davidson Design Review Board meeting, a lecture, film or sporting event at Davidson College or at the Hough High “eat-around.”  This week also brings Davidson College homecoming and lots of live music at venues including Campania Cafe, Flatiron Kitchen, The Galway Hooker, The Rusty Rudder, Bacchus Wine and Tapas and Kadi Fit. On Saturday, downtown Davidson has a trifecta of community events on the green, the Davidson Lands Conservancy’s Run for Green, Yoga on the Green and an evening downtown art crawl.  Continue Reading


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Music at St. Alban’s opens with BachFest Sunday

Agave Baroque

Agave Baroque

music newsAnother season of Music at St. Alban’s will begin this Sunday, Sept. 21, with BachFest, featuring Agave Baroque, an ensemble specializing in string chamber music of the seventeenth century. The group, now in its sixth season, will perform works by the J.S. Bach and relatives.  Continue Reading


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Filmmaker Curry explores environmental extremism

Marshall Curry

Marshall Curry


filmThe FBI’s crackdown on the environmental group Earth Liberation Front (ELF) in 2005 hit close to home for filmmaker Marshall Curry, when his wife came home from work to say that one of her employees, Daniel McGowan, had been arrested in connection with several arsons. McGowan didn’t fit the stereotype of a terrorist, a fact Curry explores in his documentary “If a Tree Falls.”

Curry will be in Davidson Saturday night to present “If a Tree Falls” (USA, 2011, 1 hour, 25 min.), as part of a screening co-sponsored by the Davidson Film Club and DavidsonLearns. 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.



Sept 12-Sept 18
Dolphin Tale 2, (PG) - Fri & Sat: (1:20), (4:00), 7:00, 9:40; Sun - Thu: (1:20), (4:00), 7:00
Boyhood, (R) - Fri - Thu: (1:00), 7:05
When the Game Stands Tall, (PG) - Fri - Thu: (1:15), (4:25)
The Hundred-Foot Journey, (PG) - Fri & Sat: (1:10), (4:10), 7:10, 9:55; Sun - Thu: (1:10), (4:10), 7:10
A Most Wanted Man, (R) - Fri & Sat: (4:15), 7:15, 10:00; Sun - Thu: (4:15), 7:15
Sept 19-Sept 25
The Maze Runner, (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: (1:10), 4:10, 7:10, 9:55; Sun - Thu: (1:10), 4:10, 7:10
This Is Where I Leave You, (R) - Fri & Sat: (1:15), (4:15), 7:15, 9:45; Sun - Thu: (1:15), (4:15), 7:15
Dolphin Tale 2, (PG) - Fri & Sat: (1:20), (4:00), 7:00, 9:40; Sun - Thu: (1:20), (4:00), 7:00
The Hundred-Foot Journey, (PG) - Fri: (1:25), (4:25), 7:20, 10:00; Sat: (4:25), 7:20, 10:00; Sun & Mon: (1:25), (4:25), 7:20; Tue: (1:25), (4:25); Wed & Thu: (1:25), (4:25), 7:20