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Thodos Dance Chicago at Davidson:
Critically acclaimed company to perform varied evening of dance created by choreographers Bob Fosse and Melissa Thodos. Includes Fosse Trilogy: "Mexican Breakfast," "Cool Hand Luke," "Tijuana Shuffle." Reserved tickets $20. 8 p.m. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. 704-894-2135.
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Summer Camps 2010 Registration:
Registration under way through March 30 for Masterworks School of the Arts camps in all arts, including theater, dance, art and music. Visit www.masterworkschoolofthearts.com for complete listing and descriptions. All camps $115 plus $15 registration fee. 10 a.m. Masterworks School of the Arts, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5000. www.masterworkschoolofthearts.com.
"Ellipsis and Parentheses":
Exhibit to feature new works by artist Eric Hurtgen, whose style reflects his background in electronic artwork and graphic design and incorporates his own black and white photography. 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through March 25.Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Robert Earl Keen
Keen's balance between story-portraits and raucous fun influenced early alt-country musicians. 8 p.m. 11. $26. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Davidson Community Players to perform musical based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim," by N.C. writer Doris Betts. Follows growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman accidentally scarred by her father. Score includes Gospel, rock, country and R&B styles. $15-$18. Ages 12 and older. 8 p.m. March 12-13, March 18-20, March 25-26, March 28; 2 p.m. March 14, 21, 27; 7 p.m. March 14, 21, 27, 28. $15-$18. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Famed independent songwriter who calls herself the Little Folksinger to perform. Erin McKeown opens. 8 p.m. $35. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Lake Norman Orchestra:
More than 60 musicians play strings, woodwinds, brass or percussion; perform six to eight concerts a year. 7:30 p.m. Mac Gray Auditorium, 474 N. Center St., Statesville. 704-878-0743. iredellconcerts.com.
"Casting Kids" Fishing Event:
Ages 8-14 learn casting techniques, compete in Casting Kids State Tournament. Part of Jim Ledbetter "Casting Out Cancer" team bass tournament. Free. Equipment provided. Arrive anytime between 12:30 and 4 p.m. Queens Landing, N.C. 150, on Lake Norman. 828-459-1119.
Prom Dress Distribution:
United Way of Lincoln County's Teen Board to distribute free prom dresses; no questions asked. 10 a.m.-noon. United Way office, 211 W. Water St., Lincolnton. Stop by if you or someone you know needs a prom dress. www.unitedwaylincolncounty.org.
Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show:
Exhibitors offer unique beads, other items, wholesale and retail. 10 a.m. March 13-14. Admission $5 March 13, $4 March 14. Ages 12 and younger free. Metrolina Expo Trade Center, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 888-729-6904. www.beadshows.com.
Muzak Heart & Soul Battle Of The Bands:
High school bands compete for title of best band. Proceeds go toward Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, which helps students interested in the music industry get recognition. Open to all ages; at least two members of each participating band must be enrolled in high school. 8 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Annual Pine Needle Sale Delivery:
Men of Cornelius Presbyterian Church accepting orders for annual spring sale. $4.95 per bale for long-needle Florida pine needles. Delivery March 13; delivery free in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mount Mourne. 5percent discount on orders of 50 bales or more. Call or e-mail to order. 7 a.m. Cornelius Presbyterian Church, 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577. E-mail email@example.com.
Carolina Antique Music & Phonograph Show:
Annual Spring Carolina Antique Music & Phonograph Society Show and Sale. Food concession by Statesville Shriners. Free admission to show; $10 admission to Memory Lane Motorsports Museum tour. 9 a.m. Memory Lane Auto & Historical Museum, 769 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-662-3673 (704-662-FORD). www.carolinaphonosociety.com.
Weddings At Green Rice:
Local wedding vendors participating include Something Classic Catering, Classic Party Rentals, Cloud 9 Confections, Spintastic Sounds, David Ross Salon, more. Noon. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Davidson Community Players "Oklahoma!" Auditions:
Auditions for all parts in June production of classic musical "Oklahoma!" 7 p.m. March 15 and 16. Diverse cast sought. Opportunities for performers of varying levels. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Bring digital camera to learn camera operation, exposure control, lighting, composition, how to be creative with your photography. 10 a.m. March 15-29. $95. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us.
For beginners and those who want gentle yoga practice. 6 p.m. $52 Huntersville residents; $62 others. Lake Norman Charter Middle School, 12435 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
"Look Good...Feel Better" Sessions:
Free workshop led by volunteer cosmetologists to help female cancer patients cope with and combat appearance-related side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. 12-step skin care and makeup program; demonstrations on hair/wig techniques. Free gift kit of full-size name-brand cosmetics. Sponsored by American Cancer Society; Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; National Cosmetology Association. 6:15-8:15 p.m., Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, executive dining classroom, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. To register call Cathy Quade, 704-662-0770.
Writing for Magazines Workshop:
Learn how to develop ideas for articles; how to break into a publication; basics of working with an editor; write a query letter; more. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 a.m. March 16 and 23. $110. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. www.warehousepac.com.
Bach Birthday Bash:
Fourth annual all-Bach program, celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach's birth week, highlights "Organ at Davidson" series. Timothy J. Belk, director of music ministries at Gastonia's First Presbyterian Church, to perform. 7:30 p.m. Free with donation. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641. www.dcpc.org.
Lake Norman ATA Leadership Academy the Cornelius PARC Department present class for ages 5 and older. 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks starting March 16. Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School), 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. $49 for Cornelius residents; $59 for others. Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/NC/cornelius-parks-arts-recreation-culture/, or call 704-765-1450.