Nov. 15

CONCERT: Singer/songwriter Derek Webb, formerly of the Christian band Caedmon’s Call, performs a concert as part of his Apology Tour 8-10 p.m. at Kadi Fit Studio, 19725 Oak St., Unit 3, Cornelius. Attendees can name their price for the “I Was Wrong” ticket or pay $12 for the “I’m Sorry” ticket and $20 for the “I Love You” ticket.

• MUSCIAL INTERLUDES: Dylan Savage, associate piano professor at UNC Charlotte, performs a free concert at 12:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

• LITERARY LECTURE: Writer Andrea Crawford. Crawford presents a free literary lecture, “Farmers: the New Creative Class? From Fields to Fame, Why Farming is Suddenly Cool,” at 12:30 p.m. at the Carolina Inn, 215 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2012.

• CHEMISTRY COLLOQUIUM: P. Lee Ferguson presents a free chemistry colloquium, "Revealing Complexity in Environmental Chemistry: The Emerging Role of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry in Micropollutant Analysis" at 2:30 p.m. in room B25 of Davidson College’s Martin Chemistry Building, 325 Concord Road, Davidson. Ferguson works as a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University. Details: 704-894-2307.

• LITERARY LECTURE: Michael Pippinger presents a free literary lecture, “Globalization and its Literary Discontents,” at 4:30 p.m. in Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Sprinkle Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Pippinger works as dean of undergraduate global programs and assistant vice president of international education at Columbia University. Details: 704-894-2012.

ART CRAWL: The Davidson Art Crawl runs 6-9 p.m. on Main Street. The event features dozens of artists both in and surrounding local businesses, live music and wine tastings.

 

Nov. 16

• TURKEY SHOOT: Shoot a blackpowder musket at a target to win a Thanksgiving turkey 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Children can participate in the rubberband gun shoot. Entry costs $10. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312.

DINNER FUNDRAISER: Safe Alliance holds a benefit dinner, “An Evening of Hope and Healing,” 7-11 p.m. at the Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius. Tickets cost $70 per ticket, $130 for two and $630 for a table of 10. Cocktail attire is required. The evening includes dinner, dancing, open bar (wine and beer) and a silent auction. Details: 704-367-2799.

FILM SCREENING: The Cornelius Arts Center screens “Good Ol’ Freda,” a new documentary about the Beatles’ secretary, at 7 p.m. at the center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with a free wine and beer tasting. A discussion follows the film. Tickets cost $8 for residents and $9 for others. Buy tickets at www.indiesplusdocs.com

• ART EXHIBIT: Andre Christine Gallery’s last exhibit of the year hosts an opening 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville. The exhibit is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays through January.

FOOD DRIVE: Ramah Presbyterian Church collects food for Loaves and Fishes 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 14401 Ramah Church Road, Huntersville. Items needed include fruit cocktails, cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup, Jello and evaporated milk. The event includes a silent auction, homemade bake sale and holiday music. Breakfast and lunch will also be available.

 

Nov. 17

• CONCERT SERIES: The Ariel Quartet performs works by Haydn, Schulhoff, and Beethoven at 3 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Tickets cost $17 general admission, $8 seniors and $5 for youth. Buy them through the Alvarez College Union ticket office by calling 704-894-2135 or visiting www.davidson.edu/tickets.

 

Nov. 18

• THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON: The South Iredell Senior Center’s Single Seniors group holds its Thanksgiving covered-dish luncheon at noon at the South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. Bring your favorite foods to share. The club focuses on making new friends, going places and having an all-around good time. The group typically meets at noon on the third Monday of the month at the center.

• ARTS CLASS: Kristen Feighery instructs an acrylic painting class, dubbed “Cocktails and Paintbrushes” 6-9 p.m. at Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. The class costs $40. Register in advance. Details: www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com or 704-892-0044.

• PANEL DISCUSSION: Sen. Daniel Clodfelter, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Rep. Grier Martin and Sen. Jeff Tarte participate in a panel discussion about North Carolina politics at 7 p.m. in Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. A reception follows at 8 p.m. Details: 704-894-2458.

Nov. 19

BINGO: Seniors play bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. No fees or registration.

• DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: The Town of Davidson screens the 48-minute documentary, “Davidson Design for Life: An Initiative to Improve the Health of a Community,” at 7 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Davidson Design for Life Coordinator Katherine Hebert will be available to answer questions after the documentary. Details: www.townofdavidson.org/DD4L or www.townofdavidson.org/DVD.
• UN LECTURE:
Paul Ladd discusses the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals at 7 p.m. in Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Ladd serves as head of the United Nations Development Program's Team for Post-2015 Development Policy. Details: 704-894-2170.
• PIANO RECITAL: Students of artist associates Cynthia Lawing and William Fried perform a free piano studio recital at 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

 

Nov. 20

• THANKFUL FOR FRIENDS: Children make special cards for the friends they are thankful for at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: http://huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261.

• INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: Iman Aoun discusses “The Gaza Monologues: From Gaza to the United Nations,” which concerns the experiences of youth in Gaza during the Gaza War, at 7 p.m. in the Semans Lecture Hall of Davidson College’s Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Aoun co-founded and serves as artistic director of ASHTAR Theatre. Details: 704-894-2170.

 

Nov. 21

• SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert featuring student winners of its concerto competition at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. They will perform works by Scriabin, Donizetti, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor. Details: 704-894-2848.

 

Nov. 22
• ETHICS LECTURE:
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Margaret Edson presents a lecture, “Our Stories, Our Selves: Ethical Communication in Medicine,” at 7 p.m. in Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2095.

 

Nov. 23

CHILDREN’S CRAFTS: Di Partridge instructs children on using acrylics, canvas and easels to create art in Crafty Saturday: Thankful 10 a.m.-noon at Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. The class costs $25. Register in advance. Details: www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com or 704-892-0044.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Davidson College plays Campbell in college football action at 1 p.m. at Richardson Stadium, 201 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Tickets range $6-$12. Details: www.davidsonwildcats.com.

• IMPROV SHOW: The Chuckleheads star in The Sittin’ at the Kids Table Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. The 6 p.m. show will be family friendly. The 8 p.m. show could contain some adult language and situations. Tickets cost $10 at www.planetimprov.com or $15 when bought at the door. Details: Scott Pacitti, www.planetimprov.com or 704-301-1564.

• OPEN HOUSE: Christ the King Catholic High School hosts hosting an open house for potential students and their families 1-3 p.m. at the school, 2011 Crusader Way, Huntersville.

 

Ongoing

• RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: The Carolina Renaissance Festival returns for its 20th anniversary 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 24 on a 325-acre site at N.C. 73 and Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville. The festival features 16th-century entertainment, marketplace, food and jousting. Details: www.renfestinfo.com.

• THEATER PRODUCTION: Davidson College presents “Reckless” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in The Barber Theatre of the Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. “Reckless” follows Rachel's darkly comic search for bliss. The play is recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Buy tickets by calling 704-894-2315 or visiting www.davidson.edu/tickets.
• CHILDREN’S THEATER: Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company presents “Narnia” at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15, 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 16 and 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. The play is based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Tickets cost $10. Details: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

• HEALTHY GOBBLING: Children learn about healthy Thanksgiving eating and engage in a special storytime at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: http://huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org OR 704-372-6261.

• TURKEY TREATS: Children use graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate chips and pretzels to make a turkey treat at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: http://huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261.