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Have some Bojangles’ with that classical music this weekend

By Jody Mace
Jody Mace
Jody Mace is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and a dog, Shaggy.
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Music

Biscuits & Bach & Bojangles’

Sun 9 a.m.-1 p.m. WDAV, 423 N. Main St., Davidson. wdav.org.

WDAV’s Sunday morning radio program, Biscuits & Bach, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The public is invited to stop by and enjoy live music, giveaways and complimentary Bojangles’ biscuits and coffee from Summit Coffee. Cellist Tanja Bechtler and pianist Cynthia Lawing will perform baroque music from the John Clark Performance Studio.

Dance

Dancing for Life

Sat 6 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St. powerhousecharlotte.org.

PowerHouse Project – a nonprofit focusing on STD/AIDS prevention, education and outreach – is presenting this dance theater event. Acts will include Abundant Life Creative Expression (liturgical), The Sycamore Project (ballet), dancer/choreographer Deborah Maine (classic ballet), The House of Cartel (vogue) and A Dancer’s Love (jazz.) Reception catered by Mert’s Heart and Soul follows.

Family

Carolina Place Fourth Annual Spring Family Festival

Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Carolina Place, 11025 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville. carolinaplace.com,

This year’s festival has a tropical theme and includes games, hula dancing by Aloha Island Hula Girls, crafts, a steel drum performance by Steel Impressions and a Radio Disney Charlotte Island Dance Party. Kids can convert their name to Hawaiian and write them on leis to wear at the event, play a tropical-themed bean bag toss game with prizes and learn to play the steel drum.

Film

UNCC International Film Festival

Various times Various locations at UNC Charlotte. See website for details. filmfest.uncc.edu,

Remaining films in the ongoing festival are “Yella” Monday, “Lost in Thailand” Tuesday and “The First Snowfall” Wednesday. UNCC faculty members and special guests will introduce the films, and discussions will follow. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

Opera

‘Rise for Freedom’

Thur 7 p.m. Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Road. facebook.com/UlyssesCLT,

The one-act English-language opera “Rise for Freedom,” by composer Adolphus Hailstork, is set in 1860 Ripley, Ohio, and tells the story of John Parker, a freed slave who risks his freedom to help slaves escape bondage in Kentucky. It will be performed by Opera Carolina and Firebird Alliance & Vox. Other performances are slated; visit the Ulysses Festival’s Facebook page for complete event listings.

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