Cabarrus

Fish prints, rap opera and more!

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Jan. 5

Marty DeJarnette at Old Stone Vino

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Marty DeJarnette will appear at the Old Stone Vino Bistro and Wine Bar every 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday night. No cover charge. Old Stone Vino Bistro and Wine Bar, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis. 704-938-2337. www.oldstonevino.com.

The Metropolitan Opera: Don Carlo Encore:

Don Carlo falls in love with Elisabeth. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Trivia Night at The Wine Room:

Test your knowledge of trivia while sipping your favorite wine or cold beer in a casual and fun atmosphere. The winning team gets a free appetizer. 7:30 p.m.; Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Jan. 8

The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West:

A centennial performance of Puccini's wild-west opera. 1 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Repticon

Thousands of reptiles and exotic animals from around the world will be at the Cabarrus Arena 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 9. Discount prices available on pets and pet products. Show includes hands-on seminars and live animal shows. Free raffles every hour. Free samples and shopping bag with VIP ticket purchase online. Adults $10, children $5, two-day VIP tickets available $12 online or $15 at the door. Educators free with ID. www.repticon.com.

Fish prints

Come join the Cabarrus County Parks and Recreation department as we paint fish and make pictures of colorful pieces of art. 1 p.m. Pre-registration required by Jan. 5. Ages 5 and up. $2. Camp TN Spencer Park, Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/reservepartner. 704-795-4492.

Jan. 9

LA Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Beethoven:

Gustavo Dudamel conducts works by Beethoven and others. From the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. 5 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Jan. 11

Tuesday Wine Tastings:

Five different wines are selected each week, predominantly red wines with a few white or sparkling curveballs thrown in now and then. All the wines are fairly priced by the bottle and are 10 percent off if purchased that night, 15 percent off for a mixed or solid case purchase. Appetizer menu available for noshes. We have a great group of regulars and are always looking to add more7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Hood to Coast Event:

Four teams complete the world's largest relay race. 8 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Jan. 12

Trivia Night at The Wine Room:

Test your knowledge of trivia while sipping your favorite drink in a casual and fun atmosphere. The winning team gets a free appetizer. Relax while giving your noggin a workout. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Jan.14

UNC Charlotte Performing Arts

The UNCC Theatre Department presents "The Moon Prince: A Rap Opera," 8 p.m. through Jan.16. Robinson Hall, Belk Theater. Tickets available online. Belk Theatre, UNCC, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. www.performances.uncc.edu. 704-687-1849. www.unccboxoffice.com.

Kart Show and Championship Race

Largest all-karting trade show in North America will be at the Cabarrus Arena. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. with special concert featuring Laura Dodd. Tickets on sale now. $10 adults, free for children under 7 and those with valid military I.D. Visit the Cabarrus Arena box office for tickets or email onsite1@mindspring.com.

UNCC Performing Arts

The UNC Charlotte Theatre Department presents "The Moon Prince: A Rap Opera" 8 p.m.; 8 p.m. Jan. 15 and Jan. 16. Robinson Hall, Belk Theater. Tickets available online. Belk Theatre, UNCC, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. www.performances.uncc.edu. 704-687-1849. www.unccboxoffice.com.

Jan. 15

Charlotte 49ers Men's basketball

The Charlotte 49ers clash with the Fordham Rams, 7 p.m. Halton Arena. Students free, adults $20-25, youth $15-20. www.Charlotte49ers.com. UNC Charlotte's Dale F. Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. sac.uncc.edu.

Concord Library Book Club

The book club presents a Saturday movie matinee in the auditorium of the Concord Library at 2 p.m. The film is about the December 2010 book selection - the story of a resilient young Southern girl. Details: 704-920-2050.

Snake Charmer

Come to the Frank Liske Park to enjoy a class about snakes of the piedmont in North Carolina. 11 a.m. Ages 5 and up. $5. Pre-registration required by Jan. 12. www.cabaruscounty.us/reservepartner. 704-920-271. Frank Liske Park, Concord.

Jan. 18

Tuesday Wine Tastings:

Five different wines are selected each week. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Jan 21

Chamber Music Festival

UNC Charlotte Department of Music presents the Chamber Music Festival: The Brahms Sextets. The event runs through Jan. 27. Tickets can be purchased online. $9 public; $7 seniors; $7 faculty/staff; $6 students. 8 p.m.; Jan. 23 Brahms & Faure, 2 p.m.; Jan. 25 The Harlem Quartet, 8 p.m.; Jan. 27 Barber, Bizet & Shubert, 8 p.m. Robinson Hall Belk Theater. UNCC, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. www.performances.uncc.edu.

Jan. 23

Living Room Reading series

The Old Courthouse Theatre presents Living Room reading Series "Mrs. Murphy's Porch" by Wysteria Edwards. A memory play set in 1986 at the time of the NASA Challenger Disaster and the present. The play coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. Free. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

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