Davidson College begins ‘Musical Interlude’ concert series

DAVIDSON – Davidson College invites the public to the first performance of its free mid-day “Musical Interlude” concert series at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Tyler-Tallman Hall of the Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson.

The performance features cellist Tanja Bechtler and pianist Cynthia Lawing.

Details: 704-894-2848.

Wake Forest professor gives talk on health policy, philosophy

DAVIDSON – Ana Iltis, director of the Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health and Society, gives a talk about philosophy and health policy at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 in Room 3155 of the Davidson College Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson.

The free lecture is titled “A Philosophical Examination of Health Policy: Conceptual Confusions and Moral Puzzles in the Regulation of Human Subjects Research.”

Youth theater ensemble presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

DAVIDSON – The Connie Company Youth Ensemble of the Davidson Community Players presents free performances of the William Shakespeare classic “The Tempest.”

Performances take place 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Armour Street Theater, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Song, music, movement and a few surprises will bring Shakespeare’s magical classic to life.

The performances mark the culmination of the company’s youth ensemble workshop. Ensemble productions focus on the development of the youth actor and are purposefully scaled back to keep an emphasis on the acting process.

Call 704-892-7953 for reservations, which are recommended.

Davidson College program shares musical stories of North Carolina

DAVIDSON – Haitian-American violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett will present the first program in this year’s Davidson College Artist Series.

The program, “Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina,” describe the pair’s two-year project with musicians across the state to record and present North Carolina’s musical stories. The performance includes new compositions inspired during their residencies and works they have created with the Davidson College Department of Music and student performers.

The event takes place at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Tickets cost $8-$20 and can be purchased by calling 704-894-2135 or going online to www.davidson.edu/tickets.

Details: 704-894-2631.

Birkdale Village holding fall fashion show next weekend

HUNTERSVILLE – Birkdale Village presents “A Taste of Birkdale with a Twist of Fashion” 3-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Suite 206, Huntersville.

Visitors to Birkdale can sample entrees and wine selections from some of the village’s best restaurant until 6 p.m. (wine sampling ends at 7 p.m.). A fashion show will take place on the village’s fountain runway at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 704-335-4323 and are valid at participating restaurants for entrée sampling. Proceeds benefit Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman.

Davidson College remembers late pianist Ruskin Cooper with concert

DAVIDSON – Davidson College will hold a concert to celebrate the life of Ruskin Cooper, a pianist who taught and performed at the college for more than a decade.

The concert takes place at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Tyler-Tallman Hall of the Sloan Music Center. The commemoration will include performances and tribute. Admission is free.

Details: 704-894-2848.

Mooresville church hosts Tryon Street Quartet performance

MOORESVILLE – The Tryon Street Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 as part of Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church’s Solas Leighis concert series.

The quartet features Charlotte Symphony’s principal cellist Alan Black. The performance will include selections from Mozart, Haydn, Bach and Puccini.

The concert takes place at the church at 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville. A meet-the-artist reception follows.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students and are free for kids younger than 6 years old. All proceeds fro ticket sales benefit the church’s community outreach program.

Details and ticket sales: 704-663-5659, concerts@saint-patricks.org or www.saint-patricks.org.

Artist AnaRosa shows mermaid paintings at Cornelius Arts Center

CORNELIUS – North Carolina “pin-up artist” AnaRosa exhibits her collect of pin-up style mermaid paintings at the Cornelius Arts Center.

Known for her pin-up girl style paintings, AnaRosa uses bold hues embellished with glitter to craft her work. The “Making a Splash!” exhibition runs until Oct. 19 at the CAC, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.

Comic shop holds Halloween festival

CHARLOTTE – Spandex City, a comic book shop in north Charlotte, will hold a family-friendly Halloween event for area comic fans.

Organizers ask participants to show up the shop in costume 11 a.m. Oct. 27 for a group photo with the Imperial 501st Stormtrooper Legion and an eight-foot tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the “Ghostbusters” movies. Halloween ComicFest continues until 1 p.m. at the shop, 3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Charlotte. Festivities include free comic book treats and door prizes.

The event also kicks off the shop’s annual holiday fundraiser for the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina.

Comedian Craig Shoemaker performs at The Comedy Zone

CORNELIUS – American Comedy Awards “Comedian of the Year” Craig Shoemaker will headline a performance at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius.

Comedy Central viewers voted Shoemaker’s half-hour comedy special one of the networks top 20 standup specials of all time.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased by calling 704-895-1782 or sending an email to info@lkncomedyzone.com.

The Lake Norman Comedy Zone is located in the upstairs are of the Galway Hooker Irish Pub.

Historic Latta Plantation

steps back into 1943

HUNTERSVILLE – A Historic Latta Plantation Living History weekend will recreate the preparation of Allied troops getting ready to invade France in 1943.

The event takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 and 1-4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Admission is free with regular site admission ($7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children 5 and under).

Details: 704-875-2312 or www.lattaplantation.org.

Novelist Bobbie Ann Mason makes appearance at Davidson College

DAVIDSON – Acclaimed author Bobbie Ann Mason will speak to Davidson College’s English Department at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Mason, an American short story and essay writer, novelist and literary critic is best known for her 1985 novel “In Country” about a high school graduate and her Vietnam veteran uncle who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and “Shiloh and Other Stories,” a short story collection.

She will speak in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union. The event is free and open to the public.