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Ready, Set, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend in Davidson

by | Jan 16, 2020 | News, Top Left Red Box

 

Friday

Wrestling vs The Citadel

January 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

Belk Arena – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats host The Citadel. All Wildcat wrestling matches are free to the public.

 

Second Annual Book Club Bash

January 17 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Main Street Books invites book clubs to join us with representatives from two great publishing companies, Hachette and Algonquin Books, for a peek at these industry insiders’ top picks for book club selections and avid readers in 2020. Even if you’re not affiliated with a book club and are just looking to shore up your TBR list for this year, you are more than welcome to join – any and all readers are welcome!

 

Live Music: Sunday Union

January 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee Stage – 128 S. Main Street

 

Saturday

Women’s Basketball hosts George Washington

January 18 @ 1:00 p.m.

Belk Arena – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats are 3-0 in A-10 conference play and need you to come on out to cheer them on as they take on the Colonials.

 

Meet Author Frank Saraco

January 18 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

The author of “Life in the Grand Pause,” “Hugo’s Dilemma,” “The Ninth Street Mystery,” “It Could Have Been Us,” and “The Bald and the Beautiful” will be at the Davidson Library to talk about his books and sign copies. Come learn more about this author with kindness at the heart of his books.

 

Social Justice Book Group: Reading for Understanding

January 18 @ 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

 Join us for our first meeting as we discuss book titles, authors, expectations, ideas, and dates of future meetings.

 

Live Music: TBD

January 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee Stage – 128 S. Main Street

 

Davidson Film Club Presents “Wadjda”

January 18 @ 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street

The DFC is pleased to present “Wadjda,” the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi-Arabia, and the first made by a female Saudi filmmaker (in a country where cinemas are banned). “A staggeringly assured cine-essay on female self-determination.” PJ Nabarro Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer 99%!

Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour. Saudi-Arabia (2012, 1h38). In Arabic w/English subtitles. Discussion of the film will be led by Dr. Rebecca Joubin, Chair of Arab Studies at Davidson College. If you are not a Davidson Film Club member, walk-ins $9 (NC Sales tax included) are always welcome, cash or check at the door, space allowing. Walk-in students $7.

 

Davidson College Concert Series: The Steve Sandberg Quartet

January 18 @ 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sloan Music Center / Tyler Tallman Hall – Davidson College Campus

Presented by 89.9 WDAV, three-time Emmy-nominated composer/pianist Steve Sandberg plays original music that masterfully blends classical, world music, and jazz with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

 

Sunday

Men’s Tennis hosts Winthrop

January 19 @ 1:00 p.m.

Belk Arena – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats are 3-0 in A-10 conference play and need you to come on out to cheer them on as they take on the Colonials.

 

[email protected]: Poisoned Dwarf

January 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

St. Albans Episcopal Church –

Poisoned Dwarf will perform Celtic music featuring Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish small-pipes, banjo, and a variety of percussion instruments. Concerts are at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Davidson, NC at 3:00 p.m. Come early for our young artist performances at 2:20. Tickets are available at the door or at www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org. This project was made possible, in part, with funding from ASC and the N.C. Arts Council. Wheelchair accessible. Music @ St. Albans is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

 

Monday – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ceremony

January 20 @ 10:00 a.m.

Davidson Town Hall – 216 S. Main Street

Community members are invited to the Town of Davidson’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in the Davidson Town Hall Board Room. We are honored to bring the community together to celebrate the life and work of this inspirational individual.

This year’s event will include: Light refreshments, Spoken word (Ms. Chandra DuBose and Mr. Maurice J. Norman, Cornerstone Poets) Guest speaker, Rev. Anthony Davis, Pastor, Reeves Temple AME Zion

 

 

Tuesday

The Detection Club Book Club – New Time This Month!

January 21 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

This book club is for those who enjoy mystery novels, from the classics to modern, that concentrate on suspense. This month we will be reading “The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler. Due to the time change this month, please feel free to bring your lunch.

 

Paws to Read

January 21 @ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Please call to check which therapy dog will be attending. No registration required. You may read to the dog on a first come, first served basis.

 

Main Street Readers Book Club

January 21 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Main Street Readers is a free and open book club held at Main Street Books on the third Tuesday of every month. No registration necessary. About this month’s selection, “Ahab’s Wife” by Sena Jeter Naslund: A magnificent, vast, and enthralling saga, the book is a remarkable epic spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. Inspired by a brief passage in “Moby Dick,” it is the story of Una, exiled as a child to live in a lighthouse, removed from the physical and emotional abuse of a religion-mad father. It is the romantic adventure of a young woman setting sail in a cabin boy’s disguise to encounter darkness, wonder, and catastrophe; the story of a devoted wife who witnesses her husband’s destruction by obsession and madness. Ultimately it is the powerful and moving story of a woman’s triumph over tragedy and loss through her courage, creativity, and intelligence.

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