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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: April 22 – 28

by | Apr 21, 2022

Concerts on the Green are back!

 

Friday – April 22

Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

April 22 @ 3:00 p.m.

208 South Main Street

We love spinning! We also love the company while spinning. So let’s make a group. Bring your spinning wheel, or drop spindle, or whatever you have to spin with and join us. It’s free, it’s relaxing, and it’s a great way to end your week! We welcome spinners of all experience levels and are enthusiastic about refining our technique together! This event is free and occurs every Friday and is usually outside the weather permitting.

 

Alex Nikolaidis Konstas ’22 Exhibition Presentation and Reception

April 22 @ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Center – 117 Semans Lecture Hall

Join us for an opening reception with Alex Nikolaidis Konstas ’22. Artist’s talk will be presented in-person and via Zoom. To attend by Zoom please RSVP. A reception will follow the presentation.

 

Gallery Crawl 

April 22 @ 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Main Street and South Main Street businesses and sidewalks will be transformed into lively art galleries. Homewood Suites at the Circles @ 30 will also showcase many artists. 

 

Baseball vs. URI

April 22 @ 6:00 p.m.

Wilson Field

 

Davidson College Concert Series: Marcus Thompson, viola

April 22 @ 7:00 p.m.

Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall

The Davidson College Concert Series ends their season with a recital by violist, Dr. Marcus Thompson—viola faculty at the New England Conservatory, University Professor at MIT, Artistic Director of the Boston Chamber Music Society, and the first African American to be awarded at doctorate from the Juilliard School. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this underappreciated instrument and works by Bach, Harbison, and Enesco. The recital also features works that have been composed for or premiered by Thompson. Artistic Director, Marcus R. Pyle, joins Thompson for a Frank Bridge duet.

For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.

 

Music at Summit: Rusty Knox and Jim Ashton

April 22 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage

Saturday – April 23

Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Season

April 23 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Parking lot – downtown, behind Town Hall

The opening weekend for DFM Prime Season. Markets return to a weekly schedule.

 

Art on the Green – Day 1 

April 23 @ 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Town Green

Davidson’s largest annual arts festival bringing thousands of residents and visitors to Davidson’s Main Street and town green. This juried art show spotlights many of the region’s finest artists in a weekend-long celebration. Mark it on your calendar! Over 50 artists from the Lake Norman region, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Maine will be joining us to showcase and sell their creations in all types of media: sculpture, watercolor, photography, wood, glass, ceramics, etc. Patrons can stroll around the green to enjoy amazing art from a wide variety of talented regional artists, listen to live music, and enjoy local cuisine. 

 

Lacrosse vs. UMass

April 23 @ 1:00 p.m.

Richardson Stadium

This the Wildcats final home game of the season. Don’t worry about dressing up for the event, the ‘Cats are encouraging fans to wear their PJs to the game. Be comfortable.

 

Baseball vs. URI

April 23 @ 2:00 p.m.

Wilson Field

 

Watercraft Rentals

April 23 @ 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Nature Preserve

Come enjoy Lake Davidson on the watercraft of your choice: single or double kayak, paddle board or canoe! Meet our staff to rent your watercraft at the Nature Preserve behind Davidson Day School on Jetton Street and have fun on a self-guided paddling adventure. Watercrafts will be available on Saturdays from 2- 5 p.m. beginning in April. Register to reserve your watercraft of choice. Please arrive between 2 and 2:30 p.m. and boats must be returned by 5:00 p.m.

 

Spring Football Game

April 23 @ 6:00 p.m.

Richardson Stadium

The annual spring football scrimmage is set for Saturday night in Richardson Stadium. There will food trucks on site, and if you cheer for the ‘Cats – you can’t lose.

 

Regina Carter with the Jazz Ensemble

April 23 @ 7:30 p.m.

Knobloch Campus Center – Duke Family Performance Hall

In what has become an annual tradition of inviting an international jazz headliner, our final jazz concert of the year features Regina Carter, a legendary jazz artist and the unparalleled icon of jazz violin. A native of Detroit and graduate of the New England Conservatory, she has had a remarkable 30-year career that includes multiple Grammy awards and nominations. She has received a MacArthur genius award and a Doris Duke award. More recently, she has used her music and her voice to call attention to the social issues of today. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.

 

Music at Summit:

April 23 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage

Sunday – April 24

Art on the Green – Day 2 

April 24 @ 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Town Green

Davidson’s largest annual arts festival bringing thousands of residents and visitors to Davidson’s Main Street. This juried art show spotlights many of the region’s finest artists in a weekend-long celebration. Mark it on your calendar! Over 50 artists from the Lake Norman region, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Maine will be joining us to showcase and sell their creations in all types of media: sculpture, watercolor, photography, wood, glass, ceramics, etc. Patrons can stroll around the green to enjoy amazing art from a wide variety of talented regional artists, listen to live music, and enjoy local cuisine. 

 

Baseball vs. URI

April 24 @ 1:00 p.m.

Wilson Field

 

PINKALICIOUS Story Time with the Connie Company!

Apr 24 @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee Stage

Main Street Books and the Davidson Community Players Connie Company present a special outdoor storytime featuring the cast of PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL!
Join us for a reading of PINKALICIOUS and ​​​photos with the cast members in costume.
Free to attend. See you there! Buy Books

 

 WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition

April 24 @ 3:00 p.m.

Knobloch Campus Center – Duke Family Performance Hall

Four of the nation’s most talented young chamber ensembles compete in in the finals of WDAV Classical Public Radio’s annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition. Cash prizes, scholarships, a studio recording session, and a date in the 2022-23 Davidson College Concert Series are all on the line in this concert featuring extraordinary young musicians. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.

 

 [email protected] Choral concert featuring VOX

April 24 @ 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

At 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24, Music at St. Alban’s ([email protected]) presents a concert by VOX, Charlotte’s premier semi-professional choir. Well-known director David Tang is joined by two of Charlotte’s preeminent jazz musicians, singer Dawn Anthony and pianist/composer Lovell Bradford, who has collaborated with such greats as Wynton and Branford Marsalis and teaches jazz piano at Davidson College. The program features works by Bradford, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington, and portions of Passion Music by one of today’s leading composers of choral jazz, Will Todd. The concert will be preceded by a youth recital at 2:20 and followed by a meet-the-artists reception.

The concert will also be available via live streaming. For information about that option and latest COVID protocols, visit [email protected]’s website: www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org. This event is made possible, in part, with funding from the ASC and support from WDAV. [email protected] is a 501[c]3 non-profit organization.

 

Concert on the Green – First Concert of the Season

April 24 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Town Green

Sunday night marks the return of our popular Concerts on the Green series. The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble will kick off the concert season with a lively performance on the library stage for all to enjoy. Please bring your own picnic to enjoy on the town green or purchase food from our local restaurants that will be open that evening.

Monday – April 25

LIGHT AT THE SEAM: A Reading with Joseph Bathanti

Apr 25 @ 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Behind Summit Coffee

Join Main Street Books for a happy hour reading featuring JOSEPH BATHANTI and his newest collection of poems, LIGHT AT THE SEAM

ABOUT THE BOOK

Light at the Seam, a new collection from North Carolina poet Joseph Bathanti, is an exploration of mountaintop removal in southern Appalachian coal country. The volume illuminates and champions often invisible people residing, in a precarious moment in time, on the glorious, yet besieged, Appalachian earth. Their call to defend it, as well as their faith that the land will exact its own reckoning, constitutes a sacred as well as existential quest. Rooted in social and restorative justice, Light at the Seam contemplates the earth as fundamentally sacramental, a crucible of awe and mystery, able to regenerate itself and its people even as it succumbs to them. More than mere cautionary tale, this is a volume of hope and wonder.

 

ARPA Funding Community Meeting

April 25 @ 6 p.m.

Ada Jenkins Center – 212 Gamble Street

The Town of Davidson is offering several public input opportunities that are open to residents and other members of the community. These events are dispersed geographically throughout town, and the town will also be offering a virtual and outdoor option for those who may not be able to return to indoor in-person meetings just yet. We hope many of you will be able to attend and provide feedback that will help guide the allocation of funds for transformational projects in the Town of Davidson.

 

Davidson Planning Board Meeting

April 26 @ 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall – Board Room (also livestreaming and recorded)

 

Tuesday – April 26

Davidson Town Board Meeting

April 26 @ 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall – Board Room (also livestreaming and recorded)

Ada Jenkins Music for Good

April 26 @ 6:00 p.m.

Boat Yard Lake Norman

Gump Fiction will rock us back to the ’90s — from dance hits to grunge rock to indie favorites!

The fun-filled night will also include: 90s trivia contest, ’90s dress-up contest, ’90s-themed cocktails, food, and raffle prizes.

We’ll be “Living la Vida Loca,” chasing “Waterfalls,” and saying “I Want it That Way!”

 Ages 21+

Get your tickets!

 

The Nellie Ashford Project: Reckoning with Ties to Slavery at Davidson

April 26 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wall Academic Center Hamilton W. McKay Atrium

Join us to hear the story of a family reckoning with familial ties to slavery at Davidson. The Nellie Ashford Project: Reckoning with Ties to Slavery at Davidson College will resurface the story through the visual lens of Charlotte artist Nellie Ashford, Ebony Hill’s mother, and reckon with the contemporary implications of the institution of slavery: for the families, for Davidson College, for all. This event is made possible by the Stories Yet to be Told: Race, Racism, and Accountability initiative at Davidson College & the Bacca Foundation Visiting Scholar and Artist Program.

You can attend in-person or virtually after registration. Click here to register.

 

Wednesday – April 27

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

April 27 @ 10:00 a.m.

208 South Main Street

Crafting is more fun with other people, which is why we created the “Secret” Society of Crafters. The title says “secret,” but we’re a not-so-secret, not-so-exclusive group who meets to stitch, craft, crochet, knit, sit and talk. We may or may not talk about knitting, yarn bombing, hand dying, or the latest stitch. We may even talk about world domination. You won’t know unless you come. Connect with crafters in the area, find the motivation to pick up that project again, and benefit from the wisdom of a passionate crafting group. The “Secret” Society of Crafters meets outside the store every Wednesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. weather permitting. We hope to see you there!

Trivia Night at Summit

April 27 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit back porch

Thursday – April 28

Young Adult Crafters Group

April 28 @ 4:00 p.m.

Hearts on Fiber – 208 South Village Lane, Suite A

Are you an older teenager or younger adult? Do you like crafting? Do you have a project that you want to work on but never can find the right time? Does this describe you or someone you know? We wanted to provide a space and time for young adult crafters to work on a project with people who share a common interest. Want more info & updates? Follow us on Snapchat @heartsonfiber for more

ARPA Funding Community Meeting

April 29 @ 6 p.m.

Hopewell Baptist Church- 18841 Davidson-Concord Road

The Town of Davidson is offering several public input opportunities that are open to residents and other members of the community. These events are dispersed geographically throughout town, and the town will also be offering a virtual and outdoor option for those who may not be able to return to indoor in-person meetings just yet. We hope many of you will be able to attend and provide feedback that will help guide the allocation of funds for transformational projects in the Town of Davidson.

 

Davidson College Jazz Combos

April 28 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sloan Music Center, Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall

Under the direction of Jay Meachum, join the Davidson College Jazz Combos for their spring concert featuring numerous student improvised solos and a wide variety of music.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. *Online ticket sales are subject to an Etix convenience fee. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.

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