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Theater Production: "Galileo":
The Davidson College Theatre Department will present "Galileo," written by Bertolt Brecht. Recommended for ages 11 and older. Nov. 17, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. in The Barber Theatre in the Cunningham Theatre Center. For tickets call 704-894-2135 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or visit www.davidson.edu. $8 general admission; $5 seniors, faculty, staff; $4 students. 704-894-2912. Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson.
Yoga for Everybody:
Gentle but invigorating yoga class designed for all body types. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17; 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15. $30. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.
Rust in Peace:
Rust in Peace is a collection of paintings by Bethany Hadden. 11 a.m. Nov. 17-19, 23-26; 12 p.m. Nov. 20, 21, 27, 28. Free. www.green-rice.com. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300.
Strengthen and Stretch with Nolynn:
This 30-minute exercise class is geared to seniors. Registration required. Three-week session November and December. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15. $15. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.
Michelle Shocked concert on the Main Stage. 8 p.m. Admission $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte.
The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra will feature student winners of the music department's 2010 Concerto Competition, including Jeffrey Roth, trumpet, playing Arutiunian's "Trumpet Concerto in A-flat Major," Daniel Legrand, flute, in Chaminade's "Flute Concerto in D Major," and Jackie Kim, cello, in Elgar's "Violoncello Concerto in E Minor." Donations encouraged to benefit the International Justice Mission. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Free; donations encouraged. 704-894-2848. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2140.
Watercolor with Jim Kerr:
The goal of this course is to provide students with a roadmap to successful watercolor painting which will include: landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits. Registration required. 9 a.m. $80/month. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.
Davidson alumnus Bill Ferguson '05, Democratic nominee for state senator in Maryland, will deliver the Fall Chidsey Leadership lecture on the subject, "'Were You Phenomenal Today?' Demonstrating Excellence in Leadership and Service." Free. Details: 704-894-2122. 7 p.m. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000.
Jesse Terry Live:
9:30 p.m. Free. Harvey's, 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville. 704-947-5080.
Gloria Cook and Artist Associate in Piano Cynthia Lawing will perform the duo-piano piece Warsaw Concerto. 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Free. 704-894-2848. Tyler Tallman hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson.
"Sleep, Little Child" Book signing, Live Performance:
Musical composer-turned-author Marc Hoffman will bring his new children's book and CD "Sleep, Little Child" to the Author Squad Bookshop & Publishing Center. 5:30 p.m. Free. 704-892-7374. www.authorsquad.com. Author Squad Bookshop & Publishing Center, 10109 Northcross Center Court, Huntersville.
Once On This Island:
This original theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. 7 p.m. Nov. 19; 4 p.m. Nov. 20, 21; 1 p.m. Nov. 21. $9. 704-892-7918. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band:
Having fun and feeling good is the philosophy of this Asheville based six-piece band that has been hitting the road since 2002. Concert on the Main Stage. 9:30 p.m. $12. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
The 17th anniversary Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21 at N.C. 73 and Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. Advance discount tickets: $18 for adults; $7 for ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores. Children younger than 5 are free. No pets, free parking, rain or shine. www.royalfaires.com/carolina. 877-896-5544 or 704-896-5544.
Lake Norman Fall Classic Soccer Tournament:
Includes teams from throughout North Carolina as well as Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. About 180 teams (9 and younger through 18 and younger) will play over two days in Mooresville, Statesville and Huntersville. 8 a.m. Nov. 20 and 21. lakenormansoccerclub.d4sportsclub.com. Richard Barry Memorial Park, 13707 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
Civil War Soldier For a Day:
Boys and girls ages 8-12 will be mustered into the Northern and Southern armies for a day. The cost is $40 per camper; registration is required. Contact Matthew Waisner at 704-875-2312, ext. 305, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 10 a.m. Nov. 20. 704-875-2312. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Sam Bush concert on the Main Stage. 8 p.m. $22 in advance; $25 at the door. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte.
Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show:
Find unique beads at great prices and friendly exhibitors offering helpful advice. All shows are wholesale/retailBring copies of your sales tax license if purchasing wholesale. 10 a.m. Nov. 20, 21. Saturday: $5, Sunday: $4; children under 12 free. 888-729-6904. beadshows.com. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.metrolinatradeshowexpo.com
Join us for the 1st annual Cason Care Fair:
First Annual Cason Care Fair, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Cason Chiropractic Center is teaming with Carolina's Medical Center (CMC) to host a blood drive and diabetes screening. Food, live band and local vendors. Free. 704-820-0147. www.casonchiropracticcenter.com/calendar-of-events/. Cason Chiropractic Center, 7476 Waterside Loop Road Suite 300, Denver. www.CasonChiropracticCenter.com
This free concert features some of Davidson College's best A Cappella groups. Reservations recommended: email@example.com. Proceeds will go to Angels in Need Inc. to be used towards scholarships for children with special needs to attend therapeutic camps and programs in the Lake Norman area. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 5 p.m. Nov. 20. www.angelsinneed.org/lake-norman-special-needs/buddy-club/buddy-benefit. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-892-7918. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
The 17th anniversary Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at N.C. 73 and Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. Advance discount tickets: $18 for adults; $7 for ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores. Children younger than 5 are free. www.royalfaires.com/carolina. 877-896-5544 or 704-896-5544.
Lake Norman Fall Classic Soccer Tournament:
The Fall Classic hosts teams from throughout North Carolina as well as Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. 8 a.m. Nov. 21. lakenormansoccerclub.d4sportsclub.com. Richard Barry Memorial Park, 13707 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
Students of Artist Associates in Piano Ruskin Cooper and Cynthia Lawing will perform various works. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Free. 704-894-2848. Tyler Tallman hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson.
Angels in Need Silent Auction:
In conjunction with the Buddy Benefit at Davidson College and sponsored in part by Aquesta Bank and Toast Cafe. Reservations required: email@example.com. Proceeds will benefit children with special needs in the Lake Norman area and abroad in Romania and Republic of Georgia. Details: www.angelsinneed.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 p.m. 704-895-4968. www.angelsinneed.org. Toast Cafe, Main Street, Davidson.
"A Sign Of The Times" Big Band, R&B, Jazz sounds. 7 p.m. 704-394-5505. my.att.net. Savoy 2002, 3930 Brookshire Blvd., Charlotte.
The Davidson College Concert Choir and the Pro Arte Orchestra present Handel's "Messiah," featuring Artist Associate in Voice Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano; Artist Associate in Voice Diane Thornton, contralto; professor and Chairman of Physics Dan Boye, baritone; and Timothy Sparks, tenor. $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students and youths 18 and younger. 704-894-2135 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or visit www.davidson.edu. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2140.