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The New Deal:
The New Deal, pioneer of "livetronica" sound. 9 p.m. $18. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
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Watch nightly "sky dance" of the American woodcock, one of the earliest indicators of spring, spiral 300 feet in the air, perform zigzags and loops on the way down. 6 p.m. $4. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.
Three-guitar band plays Southern rock. 9 p.m. $22. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Art by Gordon C. James:
Reception for the artist 7-9 p.m. Exhibit on display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Feb. 26. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.
Classical Music Trio:
Vianello Trio to play program of favorites from classical repertoire. 7:30 p.m. Lingle Chapel, Main Street, Davidson College. Free; open to public.
Benefit Night for McKinney Academy:
"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" to be performed at The Warehouse in Cornelius as benefit for McKinney Academy. All welcome. Wine and beer at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30. $25. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-895-9664. www.warehousepac.com.
Seaview Gardens local disc jockey has become international reggae phenomenon. 11 p.m. $29. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic:
George Clinton plays urban-based soul, rock and funk. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band opens. 9 p.m. $35. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Antique & Collectible Toy, Hobby, Sports Show:
More than 250 tables with vintage to modern toys, hobby items, sportscards, memorabilia. Door prizes. Reserve tables online or by phone. 9 a.m. Feb. 27; 10 a.m. Feb. 28. Adults $5 daily; ages 15 and younger free; weekend pass $7. Admission discount online. Metrolina Expo Trade Center, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 919-553-4285. www.insidepitch.com.
Learn knitting basics. $35 fee includes yarn and knitting needles to keep. Two sessions: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Details: Blair Elder, 704-875-2312, ext. 303, or email@example.com. Advance registration required. 9 a.m. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Fashion Show Local Talent Showcase & More:
Showcase of local designers, artists and vendors for CIAA weekend. $25. 4 p.m. The Art House, 3103 Cullman, Charlotte. www.thearthouse.biz.
Spring is coming!:
Explore the garden and a short trail to look for signs of spring, including buds on trees. 2 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.
Strength and Strengthen:
Work with certified personal trainer to develop a routine you can do at home to maximize muscle efficiency and improve all-around fitness. 5:30 p.m. Mondays March 1-22. $30. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us.
Gentle approach to yoga for beginners and others. 6 p.m. Mondays through March 15. $52 Huntersville residents; $62 others. Lake Norman Charter Middle School, 12435 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
Burn calories with the latest Latin-dance-based fitness class. No previous dance experience necessary. Bring towel and water. 6:30 p.m. Mondays March 1-22. Advance registration required. $30. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us.
Writing for Magazines Workshop:
How to develop ideas for articles, how to break into a publication, the basics of working with an editor, how to write a query letter, how to sell yourself as a writer. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 a.m. Tuesdays March 2-23. $110. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. www.warehousepac.com.
"Ellipsis and Parentheses":
Art show to feature new works by artist Eric Hurtgen. Works reflect Hurtgen's background in electronic artwork/graphic design, black-and-white photography. 11 a.m. March 5, 9-12, 16-19; noon March 6-7, 13-14, 20-21. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Cross Canadian Ragweed & Reckless Kelly:
Alt-country/Southern rock. 9 p.m. March 5. $20. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Winter Tailgate Market:
Farmers sell winter and early spring produce, pastured meats and cheeses, baked breads, cakes, pies, prepared dishes. 9 a.m. March 6, 20, April 3, 17. Davidson Farmers Market, Main St./N.C. 115, Davidson. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.
Art of the Blacksmith:
19th-century blacksmiths on grounds providing demonstrations. 10 a.m. March 6-7. Included in site admission. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.