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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: November 16 – 19

by | Nov 15, 2018


Davidson Presbyterian Church Annual Barbecue

November 16 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Davidson Presbyterian Church – 116 Depot Street

Enjoy Eastern Style Barbecue at Davidson Presbyterian Church On Friday, November 16. The church, located at 116 Depot Street in Davidson, is also celebrating its 124th anniversary, and invites the community to celebrate with them over a big plate of delicious barbecue. Church members will be serving barbecue from 10:00 a.m.until they run out, sometime in the evening. Diners will find tasty side dishes and an amazing array of homemade desserts. This is a dining experience that you will not want to miss! The barbecue plate is only $10, and a pound of barbecue is $12.


James and the Giant Peach

Nov 16 @4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Community School of Davidson – 404 Armour Street

Students at the Community School of Davidson is presenting James and the Giant Peach.

Tickets can be purchased online. 


New Music Davidson

November 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

900 Room – Alvarez College Union, Davidson College Campus

Students of Dr. Jennifer Stasack’s “Advanced Composition” and “Independent Studies in Composition” share their original work in a variety of musical styles combining acoustic and digital composition processes and technology. Free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.


Davidson College Artist Series – Ranky Tanky

November 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College Campus

Native South Carolinians, Ranky Tanky (loosely translated as “Work It!” or “Get Funky!”) bring life to the soulful songs of Gullah culture, fusing them with elements of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Gullah comes from the languages of West Africa and means “a people blessed by God”. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are “rank” and fertile ground from which these five contemporary artists are grateful to have grown. Tickets are free for Davidson students, $22 for General Public, $17 for Davidson Faculty, Staff, and Seniors, and $12 for non-Davidson students. Tickets can be purchased from the Union Ticket Office online or in person.



Davidson Farmers’ Market

Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm [NOTE: Winter Time Change to 9:00 a.m.]

Summit Coffee Parking Lot

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. 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.


Family Sensory Program

November 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Come along to our sensory story time program and explore the science of pumpkins. We will be sharing stories and investigating the inside of a pumpkin. Registered guests will get messy. Play clothes are recommended. For ages 3-8. Registration is required.


Book Signing – Holly Pasut

November 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Holly Pasut, widow and single mother of three children, was a nationally recognized real estate agent in a booming market. Then she said yes to something that landed her in federal prison. A Strange Path to Freedom shares slices of Holly’s prison life through her quirky and often spiritual lens, as well as the wisdom she gained from the experience. Join Holly at Main Street Books, where she will be signing copies of A Strange Path to Freedom.


Davidson Football Hosts Butler

November 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Richardson Stadium – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats host Butler at Richardson stadium. It’s the final home game of the ‘Cats 2018 season, and will be Senior Day for the Class of 2019.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Nov 17 @2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

William A. Hough High School – 12420 Bailey Road

Bailey Middle School Drama presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at two performances on Saturday November 17. The performances are at Hough H.S.


James and the Giant Peach

Nov 17 @4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Community School of Davidson – 404 Armour Street

Middle school students at the Community School of Davidson are presenting James and the Giant Peach at the “Blackbox Theater” located at the CSD High School.

Tickets can be purchased online. 


Davidson Film Club: “Son of Saul”

November 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Steet

The Davidson Film Club (DFC) screening of the Hungarian film, “Son of Saul,” will be held on Saturday, November 17. Memberships are now open for the five-film series, at a cost of $35. You can mail a check to Davidson Film Club, P.O. Box 32, Davidson, NC 28036. Or you can use PayPay on the DFC website. Walk-ins are welcome at a cost of $9 per film. All the award-winning international films are screened at 7:00 p.m. at the Armour Street Theatre.


Davidson Women’s Basketball Hosts Appalachian State

November 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

John Belk Arena – Davidson College Campus

Cheer on the Wildcats women’s basketball team in Belk Arena. The game is also scheduled to be available via ESPN+.



Music at St. Albans: Iris Trio

November 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

St. Albans Episcopal Church – 301 Caldwell Lane

Washington, D.C.-based ensemble Iris Trio performs piano trios (piano, violin and cello) by Mozart, Ravel and McKee. Each concert is held at 3:00 p.m., at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson. Arrive early to enjoy the pre-concert young artists performance at 2:30 p.m. Each concert will be followed by a “meet the artist” reception. Tickets are available at the door [$20/general admission; $15/seniors; $10/students; children under 12/free] or at the website.



Family Story Time

Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (two sessions)

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Bring your family (aged birth to 5) out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child.  Families, toddlers, preschoolers. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to story time, please check in at the desk.


A Reading by Adam Haslett

November 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Wall Academic Center Hamilton W. McKay Atrium – Davidson College Campus

Adam Haslett is the author of three works of fiction: Imagine Me Gone, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; a short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award; and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. Recipient of multiple awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, the PEN/Malamud and PEN/Winship Awards, and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, Haslett is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Yale Law School. He is currently a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


Strange New Worlds Book Club

November 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

We meet the third Monday of the month and discuss science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels selected by the group. This month our selection is Autonomous by Annalen Newitz. For adults. New members welcome!


Trivia Night

Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

Bring your friends (hopefully smart ones) and head over to Summit for Trivia Night, every Monday!


For more events in Davidson – check out our complete calendar.

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