Cabarrus

Opera, Halloween festivities and more!

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Oct. 27

Black, White and Easily Red:

Exhibition includes printmaking, sculpture, painting, scherenschnitte, ceramics and drawings in the limited palette of black, white and red. 10 a.m. through Dec. 21. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

The Metropolitan Opera: Das Rheingold Encore:

An encore performance of Wagner's Das Rheingold. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com.

Shop Seagrove:

Pottery from Seagrove includes functional items and works of art. Potteries featured include Avery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Daniel Johnston Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Crystal King Pottery and King's Pottery. 10 a.m. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Trivia Night:

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night at The Wine Room at Afton Village. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. www.wine-room.net.

Oct. 28

Justin David Concert:

Up-and-coming country star Justin David's concert is part of the Davis Theatre's "Footlights" series. 7:30 p.m. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Shop Seagrove:

Pottery from Seagrove includes functional items and works of art. Potteries featured include Avery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Daniel Johnston Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Crystal King Pottery and King's Pottery. 10 a.m. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Oct. 29

Scary Dairy Hayrides:

Haunted hayrides on the historic Harris Farm. Take a 30-minute ride through the old Dairy, cross Reedy Creek and hang on to your seat. Look out for goats, cows, ghouls and goblins. Haunted hayrides are 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 29, 30-31. $10 per person. Harris Farms, 1643 Pembrook Road, Harrisburg. www.theharrisfarm.com.

Goodguys 17th Southeastern Nationals:

More than 2,500 hot rods, custom cars and classics through 1972 vintage. Car show, vendor exhibits, how-to-seminars, track cruise, NASCAR rental rides, Friday Night drags at ZMAX dragstrip, model car show, swap meet, autocross road course, live music and more. 8 a.m. Adults $18, children 7-12 $6. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Cabarrus Antique & Designer Showcase:

Parking courtesy of Cabarrus Antique & Designer Showcase. 9 a.m. Adults $5, seniors $4. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Shop Seagrove:

Pottery from Seagrove includes functional items and works of art. Potteries featured include Avery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Daniel Johnston Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Crystal King Pottery and King's Pottery. 10 a.m. through Dec. 21. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Holiday Bazaar:

Cannon School Holiday Bazaar with more than 50 vendors. Bazaar 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free child-watch area. Blue Gym & Boswell Gym, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171. www.cannonschool.org.

Oct. 30

Concord Mills Hosts Halloween Festivities:

Simon Kidgits members are invited to enjoy live music with Mr. Nigel, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, games, giveaways and more 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the food court. www.simon.com. Families are also invited to enjoy mall wide trick-or-treating starting at 6 pm. Participating retailers will have a pumpkin in their windows. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.concordmills.com.

Scary Dairy Hayrides:

Haunted hayrides on the historic Harris Farm. Take a 30-minute ride through the old Dairy, cross Reedy Creek and hang on to your seat. Look out for goats, cows, ghouls and goblins. Haunted hayrides are 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 30-31. $10 per person. Harris Farms, 1643 Pembrook Road, Harrisburg. www.theharrisfarm.com.

Oasis Shrine Circus:

This year the Oasis Shrine Circus again features the three-ring Jody Jordan Circus International. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A parking fee of $3 to $5 may be charged. $10/ children under 12 are free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Fall Family Festival:

Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of fun, including games, face-painting, moonbounce, food and silent auction. 3 p.m. Free activities. Food vendors. 704-721-5940. King's Way Baptist Church, 7550 Ruben Linker Road, Concord.

11th Annual Jack O Lantern Road Races:

4:45 p.m. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/Parks/FrankLiske/frankliskepark.html.

Holiday Bazaar:

Cannon School Holiday Bazaar with more than 50 vendors. Bazaar 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free child watch area. Blue Gym & Boswell Gym, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171. www.cannonschool.org.

Carolina Renaissance Festival:

The 17th anniversary Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held weekends, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21. Opens 10 a.m. Advance Discount Tickets: $18 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores regionwide. Children under 5 are free. 877-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com. Poplar Tent Road and N.C. 73, Huntersville.

Weekly Farmers Market:

8 a.m. Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com.

Goodguys 17th Southeastern Nationals:

More than 2,500 hot rods, custom cars and classics through 1972 vintage. Car show, vendor exhibits, how-to-seminars, track cruise, NASCAR rental rides, Friday Night drags at ZMAX dragstrip, model car show, swap meet, autocross road course, live music and much. 8 a.m. Adults $18, children 7-12 $6. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Cabarrus Antique & Designer Showcase:

Parking courtesy of Cabarrus Antique & Designer Showcase. 9 a.m. Adults $5, seniors $4. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com.

How To Deal With Your Fear of Public Speaking:

Gold Mine Toast Masters Club, Fairfield Inn, Cloverleaf Plaza, Kannapolis, 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. www.goldminetoastmasters.com.

Oct. 31

Scary Dairy Hayrides:

Haunted hayrides on the historic Harris Farm. Take a 30-minute ride through the old Dairy, cross Reedy Creek and hang on to your seat. Look out for goats, cows, ghouls and goblins. Haunted hayrides are 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 31. $10 per person. Harris Farms, 1643 Pembrook Road, Harrisburg. www.theharrisfarm.com.

Goodguys 17th Southeastern Nationals:

More than 2,500 hot rods, custom cars and classics through 1972 vintage. Car show, vendor exhibits, how-to-seminars, track cruise, NASCAR rental rides, Friday Night drags at ZMAX dragstrip, model car show, swap meet, autocross road course, live music and much. 8 a.m. Adults $18, children 7-12 $6. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Cabarrus Antique & Designer Showcase:

Parking courtesy of Cabarrus Antique & Designer Showcase. 10 a.m. Adults $5, seniors $4. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Carolina Renaissance Festival:

The 17th anniversary Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held weekends, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21. Opens 10 a.m. Advance Discount Tickets: $18 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores region wide. Children under 5 are free. 877-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com. Poplar Tent Road and N.C. 73, Huntersville.

Nov. 1

Shop Seagrove:

Pottery from Seagrove includes functional items and unique works of art. Potteries featured include Avery Pottery and Tileworks, Cady Clay Works, Daniel Johnston Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Crystal King Pottery and King's Pottery. 10 a.m. through Dec. 21. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Nov. 2

Black, White and Easily Red:

Exhibition includes printmaking, sculpture, painting, scherenschnitte, ceramics and drawings in the limited palette of black, white and red. 10 a.m. through Dec. 21. Free. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

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