Small Works Collaborative Art Show:
More than 50 Green Rice artists to collaborate in show of small gift-priced original works. Subject matter and medium vary. 11 a.m. Wednesdays-Sundays throuigh Jan. 31. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Beginner to Intermediate Drawing Classes:
Never miss a local story.
Learn how to translate three-dimensional objects onto two-dimensional surfaces. Weekly two-hour sessions. To enroll, contact Holt McLean at firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 3. $150 per month. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Youth Lacrosse Registration:
Registration closes Jan. 26 for boys and girls lacrosse sponsored by towns of Cornelius and Huntersville. For boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. Register at Cornelius Town Hall or at www.corneliuspr.org. Fee for Instructional Division (K-first) $60 for Cornelius and Huntersville residents, $70 for others; for other divisions, $100 for residents, $110 for others. Copy of participant's birth certificate required at registration. Cornelius PARC Department, 704-892-6031, ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org; www.huntersville.org.
Adult Beginning Piano:
Adultbeginners learn how to play familiar songs and learn basic music theory. Instructor: Valerie Kasmir. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13-March 3. $195 includes lesson book. Lessons on the Lake, Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us.
Art Opening and Lecture:
Exhibit opening featuring work by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz and public lecture by Joseph Antenucci Becherer, art historian and chief curator and vice president for collections and exhibitions at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Mich. Lecture will be followed by a reception and opening of the new exhibit, which runs through Feb. 26. Free. 7 p.m. Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2519.
Asylum Street Spankers:
Acoustic "postmodern jug band" music from Austin, Texas. 8 p.m. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Salvation And Sin Tour:
9:15 p.m. $12/$15. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
The Mantras Free Music Night:
Free Music Night with The Mantras, eclectic blend of rock, fusion, jazz and funk. 9:30 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Open Hearth Cooking Workshop:
Teaches basics of 19th-century hearth cooking. Participants learn about period utensils, tools and recipes, will prepare a meal in the Latta kitchen. Advance registration required. 10 a.m. $30. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312, ext. 303. www.lattaplantation.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive:
Donors must weigh 120 pounds. Call for appointments. Donors receive a free movie ticket. 3 p.m. Regal Theaters Birkdale 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
Grown Up Avenger Stuff At Spectra Records' "Last Band Standing":
Spectra Records to offer recording contract and Europe tour to best band in the Southeast. Round 1 at The Neighborhood Theater. Bands:Echo Code, All Thee Above, Shadow Of Myself, Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Unsung Hero, Kamden, Beyond The Fade, We Shout Goodnight, Hephystus. Brandon Kirkley & The Firecrackers. 8 p.m. $15. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Martin Luther King Day in Davidson:
Public invited to day-long celebration at Davidson College. All events free. Walk for Change, 9:30 a.m., Chambers Building front steps. Keynote speech by featured guest Henry Frye, former N.C. Supreme Court chief justice, 11:30 a.m., Alvarez College Union, Smith 900 Room; community reception afterward. Seminars on race and justice 1:30-4:45 p.m., Alvarez Union. Gospel Extravaganza 7 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall.
"King Day for Kids":
Student volunteers to host program for kindergarten through fifth grade. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Alvarez College Union, Smith 900 Room. Focuses on literacy, social justice, community involvement. Small group readings, storytelling, bookmaking, goody bags 704-894-2872.
Forty-five minute family music class for ages birth to 4 to include singing, dancing and playing instruments. 9 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through March 8. $170 per eight-week session. Huntersville Parks and Recreation , 12600 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-449-6761. www.huntersville.org.
Organ at Davidson - "Keyboard Classics with Jacqueline Yost":
Organist Jacqueline Yost to perform works by J.S. Bach, Dupre/Bach, Fresobaldi, Bridge, Sweelinck, Alain, Vierne. Free. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson. Public reception afterward. www.dcpc.org.
Davidson College to host performance by the Escher Trio Amsterdam. Works drawn from three centuries of piano literature. 7:30 p.m. General admission $20; $15 for senior adults, $5 for ages 18 and under. Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2848. www.davidson.edu.
Lake Norman Nutrition Weight Loss Challenge:
Gary and Pat Berch of the Daily Shake in Cornelius to lead 12-week community weight loss challenge 6:30-7 p.m. Jan. 21-April 1, Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School), 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. $35. Register at www.lakenormanwlc.com; in person at Daily Shake, 20930A Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius; or call Pat Berch, 704-896-7750. www.corneliuspr.org/lakenormanweightlosschallenge.
Davidson College's Department of Theatre and the Davidson Community Players' Connie Company present "Annavel and the Funny Little Man: A Rumpelstiltskin Tale." 4:30, 7 p.m. Jan. 22; 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23; 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24. $7. Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St. Davidson. 704-892-7918.
Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band:
Asheville bounce music. 9:30 p.m. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
For beginners and those who want a gentle, mindful yoga practice. 6 p.m. Mondays through March 15. $52 for Huntersville residents; $62 for others. Lake Norman Charter Middle School, 12435 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
Mitch Sebastian's "The Opera Show," a company of five vocalists, five dancers and eight musicians. Part of Davidson College's Smith Artist Series. 8 p.m. Reserved seats $20. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2135. www.davidson.edu.
String trio, Yoon-Sun Song, piano; Karen Geary, violin; Deborah Kauffman Mishoe, cello, to perform a program of favorites from the classical repertoire. 7:30 p.m. Lingle Chapel, Main St., on the campus of Davidson College. Free.