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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson – April 20-23

by | Apr 19, 2018 | News, Top Right Black Box

Farmers Market manager Abby Wyatt hung a 10th anniversary banner. (Bill Giduz photo)

 

Friday

The 6th Annual Jimmy McIntosh Piobaireachd Bagpipe Competition

April 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

The competition will be held at Davidson College Presbyterian Church on April 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. This event is for top ranked professional bagpipers from across the Southeast. The competition will include two different styles of bagpipe tunes: “light music,” which includes marches and dance tunes, and “big music,” also know as piobaireachd (pronounced “pibroch.”) Simply put, piobaireachd is the “classical” music of the bagpipe. The event is free and open to spectators. Come to all, or any part of the competition and listed to these professionals make the bagpipe sing.

 

April is For Arts Gallery Crawl

April 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown Davidson

April is for Arts Gallery Crawl will be held Friday night, April 20 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Come to town early (or hop on the trolley if you are lucky enough to have it come to your neighborhood) and grab a bite to eat at one of our wonderful restaurants. Then hit every trolley stop on the crawl for the full experience.

 

Davidson Community Players – Peter Pan Jr.

April 20 @ 7:00 pm

Armour Street Theater

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. A rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

 

Saturday

 Davidson Farmers’ Market

April 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Davidson Farmer’s Market, Inc. (DFM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Davidson, North Carolina. This is the 10th year of the Davidson Farmers’ Market, and this Saturday includes a number of special Earth Day Events.The Davidson Farmer’s Market is a producer-only, year-round Market featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100-mile radius. The Market is a lively gathering place for meeting friends and for learning about food, agriculture and nutrition. Growers and producers are on hand to answer your questions, from “How was this grown?” to questions about how to prepare and preserve all types of foods. We are located next to the Davidson Town Hall between Main & Jackson Streets. Parking is available on Main Street, Town Hall Lot, Police Department Lot, and at Davidson Presbyterian Church lot at the corner of Depot & Jackson Streets.

 

Walk With A Doc

April 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Walk With A Doc is a national program to encourage healthy regular physical activity in people of all ages, to help reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well being of those who would participate. Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can have enormous health benefits. Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible to all? Bring the whole family and the dog but just come and join your fellow citizens in improving the health of our community.

 

April is for Arts: Art on the Green

April 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Davidson Town Green

Art on the Green will open for business April 21, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, noon-4:00 p.m. Come check out a wide array of local artists as they set up their artwork on the Town Green.

 

Davidson Community Players – Peter Pan Jr.

April 21 @ 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Armour Street Theater

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. A rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

 

Davidson Wildcats Spring Football Game

April 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Richardson Stadium

The Davidson football team will be holding their spring game Saturday afternoon at Richardson Field. The intra-team competition will be the first public game for new head coach Scott Abell.

 

WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition – Past Winner’s Concert

April 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall

Winners of WDAV’s 2017 Young Chamber Musicians Competition, Quartet Amí, all studied at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Miki Nagahara, violin, Natalie Lee, violin, Gabriel Napoli, viola, and Geirthrudur Anna Gudmundsdottir, cello, came together in the September 2015 and worked extensively as a chamber ensemble during their time at Northwestern, coached by members of the Vermeer Quartet and the Dover Quartet.

 

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

 

Sunday

April is for Arts: Art on the Green

April 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Davidson Town Green

Art on the Green will open for business Sunday, April 22, noon-4:00 p.m. Come check out a wide array of local artists as they set up their artwork on the Town Green.

 

Men’s Tennis vs. University of Richmond

April 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Baker Sports Complex

Come see the men’s team take on the Richmond Spiders. Weather permitting the matches will be held on the outdoor courts behind Baker Sports Complex. In the event of inclement weather, the matches will be played in the Knobloch Tennis Center. This will be the Senior Day match for the Wildcats, and team seniors will be recognized before the match.

 

Davidson Community Players – Peter Pan Jr.

April 22 @ 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Armour Street Theater

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. A rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

 

WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition

April 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio brings in four of the nation’s most talented young chamber ensembles for the fifth annual WDAV’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition, powered by OrthoCarolina. Ensembles will compete for a chance to win their share of a cash prize, a studio recording session, and a paid performance during the 2018-19 Davidson College Concert Series. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

 

Concert on the Green

April 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Davidson Town Green

Our much-loved Concerts on the Green kicks off Sunday night, April 22 at 6:00, showcasing the Davidson College Symphony and Jazz Ensemble.

 

“White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide”

April 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Chambers – Lilly Family Gallery

Spring Kelley Lecture

Carol Anderson is professor of African American Studies at Emory University. She is a human and civil rights advocate and an expert on African American history and 20th-century politics. She is the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, and Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960. Her Kelley lecture will deal with her most recent book, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation’s Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, and A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016. In the words of the Boston Globe, White Rage is “[A] powerful survey of American history as seen in the violent white reactions to black progress, from Reconstruction to the great migration to the current political landscape.”  This lecture is free and open to the public.  No tickets required.

 

Monday

String Studio Recital

April 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sloan Music Center, Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall

Join Davidson College musicians Saipriya Ayyar ’18, Blake Skelton ’19, Anna Gilbert ’20, Caleb Grenko ’21, and Clara Hare-Grogg ’19 as they perform a string recital from the studio of Joseph Meyer, Artist Associate in violin and Associate Concertmaster of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Pieces by Bach, Dvořák, Shostakovich, and more.

 

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