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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: November 29 – December 3

by | Nov 28, 2018 | Bottom Right Red Box, News

 

This is a big weekend in Davidson, and our calendar is chock full of events. We have tried to add every event associated with Christmas in Davidson to our calendar. However, due to the sheer volume of those events, we will adjust the manner we display them in this article. Specifically, we have included a graphic of the nightly attractions associated with Christmas in Davidson and graphics for each of the 3 evenings as well as one for the recurring nightly events.

The events listed on the Christmas in Davidson schedule of events graphics are not duplicated in the lists below those graphics.

If you have any questions, please go to our community calendar.

Christmas in Davidson – Trolley Schedule and Map

Christmas in Davidson – Nightly Events (Thursday – Saturday)

Thursday, Nov. 29

 

 

Jazz Combo Fall Concert

November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall – Davidson College Campus

Under the direction of accomplished saxophonist Tim Gordon, the popular Davidson College Jazz Combo presents an enthralling evening of small group jazz literature and improvisation.

Free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided. Please keep in mind this is the first night of Christmas at Davidson, so parking will be tricky. Get here early!

 

Davidson Community Players Presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

November 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street,

Performances of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be November 29-December 16. Advance tickets start at $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the DCP website or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953. Show Facts:The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, Directed by Matt Webster, Presented by Wooden Stone Gallery

 

Friday, Nov. 30

 

 

World AIDS Day

November 30, 2018 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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

Join us for a screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, new short videos commissioned by Visual AIDS. The new videos were created by six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY—and highlight the impact of art in HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy today. The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.

Additionally, as a memorial to lives lost to AIDS, sculptures on campus will be covered from Friday, November 30 through the morning of Monday, December 3 to create a visual reminder of the art and creativity lost to the world due to the AIDS epidemic.

 

WDAV’s Celebrates 40 Years

November 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WDAV – 423 N. Main St.

89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio invites the community to its 40th birthday party. The celebration kicks off in grand style when the station opens its doors to the public for its 40th birthday party. Guests can nosh on desserts and hot apple cider while taking in performances by area musicians. Door prizes will be awarded while WDAV staff, including beloved announcers, will provide tours of the station.

 

Davidson Community Players Presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

November 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street,

Performances of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be November 29-December 16. Advance tickets start at $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the DCP website or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953. Show Facts:The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, Directed by Matt Webster, Presented by Wooden Stone Gallery

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

 

 

Davidson Farmers’ Market

December 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

 

North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade

December 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Main Street

The 36th annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade begins on the corner of Griffith and Main streets in Davidson on Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. and proceeds south on Main Street (Hwy. 115) to Old Canal Street at the entrance to Antiquity in Cornelius. The streets being used for parade staging (Jackson from Depot to Delburg, Watson, and Griffith from Main to Sloan/Beaty) will close starting at 10:00 a.m. Main Street from Beaty Street in Davidson south to the Cornelius border will close at noon and will re-open at approximately 3:30 p.m.

For more information on the parade, including detour maps, please visit www.townofdavidson.org/parade

 

Artist Series: Sankofa Danzafro

December 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College Campus

Founded in Colombia in 1997, Sankofa Danzafro seeks to build a bridge between Afro-Colombian peoples and the African continent. The company creates poetic dance as rooted in African tradition that connect to the daily as well as the contemporary. The company was awarded the 2008 National Dance Award by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia as well as a mention from the United Nations for its “good practice of Afro-descendant social inclusion in Latin America”. Sankofa Danzafro’s The City of Others is a work showcasing powerful Afro-Colombia and Afro-contemporary dance with live drumming and singing. All performances begin at 8 pm. in the Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center – located at 207 Faculty Dr., Ticket Information: $22 Public, $17 Faculty/Staff/Military/Senior Citizens, $12 Non-Davidson College Students https://www.davidson.edu/the-arts/ticket-office

 

Davidson Community Players Presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

December 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street,

Performances of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be November 29-December 16. Advance tickets start at $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the DCP website or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953. Show Facts:The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, Directed by Matt Webster, Presented by Wooden Stone Gallery

 

Sunday

Davidson Community Players Presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

December 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street,

Performances of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be November 29-December 16. Advance tickets start at $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the DCP website or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953. Show Facts:The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, Directed by Matt Webster, Presented by Wooden Stone Gallery

 

Community Chanukkah Candle Lighting

December 2 @ 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Temple Kol Tikvah – South Street

Join our Jewish Community as we welcome Chanukkah, the Festival of Lights, with a communal menorah lighting, Chanukkah goodies, and a Doughnut Truck.

 

Vespers

December 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church – Main Sanctuary

Our annual Vespers service is a time-honored tradition in the Davidson community. The traditional candlelight service features beautiful choral music provided by the Chorale with scripture readings by campus leaders that reflect upon the meaning of this holiday season. Special guests include the Davidson Pro-Arte Brass Ensemble and the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Handbell Ensemble. Please note the musical prelude begins at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

Monday

Family Story Time

December 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Bring your family (ages 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. TWO sessions: one beginning at 10 a.m., and the other at 11:00 a.m.

 

Messiah Sing-A-Long

December 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Join the Davidson College Choirs and over 300 community members from Statesville to Charlotte to sing the choruses and hear soloists sing Handel’s Messiah—this year including nearly all the choruses! As in past years, our performance will be accompanied by the exquisite North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. Whether you wish to sing or simply listen, you’ll love being a part of the performance of this timeless classic. Purchase tickets and register today for your place in the chorus or the audience. Singers, please bring your own score—we’ll have only a few to share! For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

 

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

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