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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: Feb. 2 – 8

by | Feb 1, 2024

The documentary Break the Game will be screened at the Belk Visual Arts Center on Feb. 8.


Friday – February 2

Wrestling Hosts Bellarmine University

Feb. 2 @ 7:00 p.m.

Belk Arena


Music at Summit: TBD

Feb. 2 @ 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Saturday – February 3

National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Feb. 3 @ 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Ben & Jerry’s Davidson


Davidson Farmers Market – Winter Tailgate Market

Feb. 3 @ 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Davidson – behind Summit


Men’s Tennis Hosts St. Bonaventure

Feb. 3 @ 9:00 a.m.

Davidson Tennis Courts


Women’s Basketball Hosts Saint Louis

Feb. 3 @ 1:00 p.m.

John M. Belk Arena

This is the “Pink Out” Belk game.


Sunday – February 4

St. Alban’s Music Concert

Feb. 4 @ 9:00 a.m.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church


Monday – February 5

Davidson Branch Library: Baby Storytime

Feb. 5 @ 9:30 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

This program will be provided by Davidson library staff. Please check in with library staff beginning at 9:00 am on the day of the Storytime – the first 12 babies and their caregivers are able to attend. Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes.


Davidson Branch Library: Family Storytime (Outdoor)

Feb. 5 @ 10:30 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Your whole family can enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.


DCI Forum on Artificial Intelligence

Feb. 5 @ 5:00 p.m.

Lilly Family Gallery


Tuesday – February 6

Davidson Rotary Club

Feb. 6 @ 12:00 p.m.

North Harbor Club


Davidson Branch Library: The In-Person Book Club

Feb. 6 @ 2:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Join us on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm for The In-Person Davidson Branch Book Club! This month we will be discussing The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer.

From the Publisher: “August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of the Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now in the Louvre is a fake, switched in 1911. Present day: art professor Luke Perrone digs for the truth behind his most famous ancestor: Peruggia. His search attracts an Interpol detective with something to prove and an unfamiliar but curiously helpful woman. Soon, Luke tumbles deep into the world of art and forgery, a land of obsession and danger.”


Wednesday – February 7

Davidson Scholars

Feb. 7 @ 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Town Hall & Community Center – Lower Level

Does expertise insulate against age-related cognitive decline? What if mastering chess, or being an experienced typist or accountant, or flying a plane could protect you from cognitive decline? Research now suggests that some – but not all – areas of expertise may insulate people against particular areas of age-related cognitive decline. Dr. Kristi Multhaup, Vail Professor of Psychology at Davidson College, specializes in cognitive aging and memory. In this lecture, she will discuss which types of expertise appear to mitigate which types of age-related cognitive decline.


Open Mic at Summit

Feb. 7 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Thursday – February 8

Davidson Branch Library: Preschool Creating with Books!

Feb. 8 @ 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Listen to stories and extend learning through a Mardi Gras crown crafting activity!  When registering, please register the number of children who will be participating! Supplies are limited.


Davidson Branch Library: Knit, Chat, Read

Feb. 8 @ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Join fellow yarn and textile enthusiasts to share inspiration, ideas, and stories from our experiences as knitters, crocheters, and crafters. This program is not led by an instructor–it’s a social circle for sharing, building understanding…


Davidson Branch Library: Technology Tutors 1-on-1

Feb. 8 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Sign up for a 1-hour individual session with a library staff member to get help with computer basics, job help assistance, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. This in-person program will take place indoors at the Davidson library.


Town of Davidson Public Safety Building Ribbon Cutting

Feb. 8 @ 5:30 p.m.

216 S. Main Street


New Music Davidson

Feb. 8 @ 6:30 p.m.

Smith 900 Room

Come listen and learn about original works from our amazing ‘Cat Composers! There will be free food, drinks, and the showcase is free and open to the public.


Trivia Night at Summit

Feb. 8 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Screening: Break the Game

Feb. 8 @ 7:30 p.m.

Visual Arts Center

On Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 in the VAC, there will be a screening of the documentary film, Break the Game, directed by Jane M. Wagner ’10. It tells the story of trans woman and world-record-holding gamer, Narcissa Wright, who attempts to become the world’s fastest Legend of Zelda player. Wagner’s film exposes the online harassment of gamer culture, as well as the mental health implications of living a digital life. Break the Game premiered in 2023 at the Tribeca Film Festival and at Outfest in Los Angeles. It will be featured in the 37th season of PBS’s POV. Following the screening, Jane Wagner will answer questions about her film.

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