Cabarrus

Free film screening, Creole music and more!

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Jan. 19

Trivia Night at The Wine Room:

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night. The winning team gets a free appetizer. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Charlotte Basketball vs. UMass:

7:30 p.m. Jan. 19. UNC Charlotte's Dale F. Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. sac.uncc.edu.

Jan. 20

Gantz:

Film version of a Japanese manga, followed by an interview with two of its stars. 8 p.m. Jan. 20. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Free Film screening

An animated film will be shown at the Davis Theatre in Cabarrus County's historic courthouse. "Sita Sings the Blues," which was chosen by the Museum of Modern Art as a "Best Film Not Playing at a theater Near You" is the second film in the new Modern Film Fest at the Davis Theatre series of independent films. 7 p.m. Cabarrus County Arts Council, Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Live Music Featuring Dallas Reese:

Come check out Dallas Reese at The Wine Room. Dallas is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Concord and plays gigs all around the state with a larger band as well as solo and duos. Playing both keyboards and guitar, he's been categorized as "high energy" and been compared to John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Elton John and others. 6:30 p.m. Free. 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. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. www.performances.uncc.edu.

Live Music Featuring Rock 'n Roll Noel:

Tonight the eclectic "Rock 'n Roll Noel" is back to take the stage at The Wine Room. From classic rock to The Police, The Replacements, The Clash and more, Noel will put his unique spin on a diverse variety of songs. He always has a few new tunes to complement many of your all-time favorites and he definitely keeps the party rocking all night. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Jan. 22

Biodiversity Hike: Broad River Greenway:

This month's adventure is to the 1,500-acre greenway along the Broad River in Cleveland County. Hike along an excellent scenic river nature trail. Participants must be able to hike 6-7 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 16 years and older. Call to register. 8 a.m. $10. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.

GRE General Exam Prep:

UNC Charlotte's GRE General Prep Course provides 24 instructional hours. Students will be given the opportunity to practice test taking by using actual GRE questions from former tests. All course materials are included in the registration fee. 8 a.m. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. www.uncc.edu.

Goldmine Toastmasters Club Open House:

Make 2011 the year you resolve to improve your communication skills, become a more polished and confident speaker. Learn how to be a better speaker with Goldmine Toastmasters, a group that conducts a weekly communication learning and laughter lab every Saturday. 8:30 a.m. Free. www.goldminetoastmasters.com. Fairfield Inn Kannapolis, 3033 Cloverleaf Pkwy., Kannapolis. 704-795-4888.

GMAT Exam Prep:

UNC Charlotte's GMAT Prep Course provides 24 instructional hours. Students will be given the opportunity to practice test taking by using actual GMAT questions from former tests. All course materials are included in the registration fee. 1 p.m. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. www.uncc.edu.

Charlotte 49ERS Women's Basketball vs. XAVIER:

7 p.m. Adults, $5; youth, $2. www.Charlotte49ers.com. UNC Charlotte's Dale F. Halton Arena, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. sac.uncc.edu.

Live Music Featuring Vince Koob:

Tonight The Wine Room presents the sounds of Vince Koob. His acoustic performances have entertained audiences since the early 1980s in a variety of venues on stages big and small. His musical influences early on were from Jim Croce and James Taylor and have continued to expand over the years into many other genres. 8 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

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.

Jan. 24

Start Your Business Now:

What do you really need to start your own business? This popular seminar is packed with valuable information to help you get a strong start and increase the odds that your business will be successful. Learn about marketing, sources of financing and legal issues. 5:30 p.m. Free. 704-330-4223. https://cce.cpcc.edu/e-institute/seminars/sbx-7525. University City Regional Public Library, 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte. 704-595-9828. www.plcmc.org.

Jan. 25

LEED Seminar Series (Data Centers):

Accu-Tech will host LEED Seminar Series courses in Charlotte. The four hour course consists of four one-hour segments. Breakfast and lunch provided. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. The course is also worth four continuing-education credits for a number of professional industry designations. Accu-Tech was approved by the American Institute of Architects as a provider. Each participant completing one-hour segment of this seminar will receive one sustainable design learning unit towards the AIA professional designation. 8 a.m. Hilton University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte. 704-547-7444.

Weight Loss Seminar With Hypnosis:

This program is designed to help you lose weight without hunger, without starvation dieting or your money back. Our program combines hypnosis programming, guided visual imagery and other powerful nutritional technologies designed to help eliminate unwanted craving. Eat smaller portions, eliminate late-day eating binges, increase energy and improve sleep. Check website for times and information. 12 p.m. $49.99. 609-660-8844. markpatrickseminars.com. Hampton Inn, 9850 Weddington Road, Concord..

LEED Seminar Series (DAS)- Charlotte:

An Andrew/Commscope DAS presentation from 1-4 p.m. Andrew/Commscope DAS is a cost-effective alternative to installing base stations and fiber-based distributed antenna systems. Andrew/Commscope designs and implements multi-carrier wireless communication systems that support both commercial services for wireless service providers. 1 p.m. Hilton University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte. 704-547-7444.

Home School: Salamanders:

Discover what makes this amazing critter unique and what you can do to help protect its habitat. Ages 8-12. Call to register. 1:30 p.m. $5. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.

Home School Special: Cloud Watching:

Join us to kick back and cloud watch. Fee includes art project and materials. Dress for the weather. Ages 5 -7. Call to register. 1:30 p.m. $5. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.

Tuesday Wine Tastings:

Every Tuesday The Wine Room hosts a fun, casual wine tasting. Appetizer menu available. We have a great group of regulars and are always looking to add more. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Hike for Your Health:

Fresh air, sunshine, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people. A medium to fast pace walk. Call to register. 5 p.m. Free. 704-598-8857. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/East+Park+Region/ReedyCreekPK.htm.

Jan. 26

La Fanciulla del West Encore:

The encore performance of Puccini's wild-west opera. 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:

The winning team gets a free appetizer. 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. 27

Concert:

The Carolina Gator Gumbo will play festive Cajun and Creole music at the Davis Theatre in the historic Cabarrus County courthouse. The band will perform as part of the Cabarrus Arts Council's Footlights series. $10. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.com.

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