Event Name When Where Description
Pedal the Park 9/5/2016 Huntersville Pedal the Park Distance: 100k and 50k Ride When: 9/5/2016 9:00 am Where: Levine and Dickson Hospice House Huntersville, NC 704.335.4312 Pedal The Park is open to all cyclists! The event will begin and end at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in The Park-Huntersville. The 30 mile and 60 mile marked routes will exit the back entrance of The Park and travel by police escort through the Town of Huntersville. Both routes will turn right onto Ramah Church Road and enter the beautiful terrain of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Iredell, and Rowan counties. There will be a short out-and-back section of the route before entering a loop that travels the country roads of Iredell County. The routes are rolling and will be well supported with food, water and SAG wagons. The routes will travel roads with little traffic but will cross busy highways. Please use caution when crossing major intersections. For the casual cyclist, enjoy the 3-mile Fun Ride around the inner-loop of The Park-Huntersville. 8am Check-in/Registration 9am 60-mile riders begin 9:30 30-mile riders begin 10:30 3-mile family fun ride begins - See more at: http://racesonline.com/events/pedal-the-park-hospice
Visiting Writers Series 9/8/2016 Lenoir Rhyne University, Hickory Returning for its 28th season, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series will begin the 2016-17 season on Thursday, September 8. For nearly three decades, the series has brought world-renowned authors to members of the LRU campus and the citizens of Hickory, NC. The North Carolina Arts Council will kick off the series with three award winning writers presenting Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in Belk Centrum. Alina “Tita” M. Ramirez, Anna Lena Phillips Bell, and Julie Funderburk are all recipients of the NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award in the literary category. The award recognizes individual artists for excellence and achievement within their art forms or traditions. The three writers were among 18 artists to receive the award out of more than 260 submissions from across the state.
Autolawn Party 9/10/2016 Hickory Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) presents the fourth annual Autolawn Party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 on the SALT Block Lawn, 243 Third Avenue N.E., Hickory. The fundraising event to benefit HMA educational programming features a Euro Classic Car Show, art exhibits, live music, food court, beer garden and more. The Autolawn Party is a celebration of the road’s number one traveler – the automobile. The Euro Classic Car Show offers a wide-range of high quality, original European vehicles in an intimate, yet informal setting, without the pressure of a traditional Concours event. This year’s car show is a British Invasion theme highlighting all British makes and models, although all other European brands are eligible for registration. Entry is free for spectators. Awards will be given in a small number of judged classifications and select categories. Entry classifications include German, Italian, British, Other European Makes and European Motorcycles. The public will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award. Voting takes place between 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., with only one ballot per person. A Youth Judging Program will be available for spectators ages 8 to 14, bringing the world of classic cars to a kid friendly level. Registration is day of event. Limited space is available and participation is first come, first served. The Autolawn Party will also feature live music in the beer garden and food court. Local performers Bob Sinclair and The Big Deals will play acoustic music starting at 2 p.m. For more information about the Autolawn Party, or to register for the car show, visit theautolawn.com.
Art Crawl 9/15/2016 Downtown Hickory Hickory NC: As September brings cooler weather, it also brings artists, music and fun to Downtown Hickory. On Thursday, September 15, the Downtown Hickory Art Crawl will host artists indoors and outside of businesses around Union Square and Downtown Hickory. Live Music may be heard throughout the Crawl. There will be artists’ demonstrations in various locations and lots of activities for young and old alike! The Art Crawl begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. More at downtownhickory.com
Heart Concert 9/16/2016 Charlotte Heart, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts & Cheap Trick, PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte
Komen Race for the Cure 10/1/2016 Charlotte On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, the Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®, historically one of the largest and most successful races in the southeast, returns to Marshall Park for its 20th anniversary. To register for or contribute to the 2016 Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®, visit: www.komencharlotte.org and register as an individual, join a team or donate to an individual or team.
Musical Showcase 10/8/2016 Hickory The Hickory Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Hickory Music Factory will offer a Musical Showcase at Hickory’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bands and solo artist will have the opportunity to show off their musical talents. Participants will have 20 minutes to set up, perform, and break down. Interested participants will need to contact Hickory Music Factory 828-308-5659 or contact@hickorymusicfactory.com. Submissions are due by Thursday, October 6 at 5:00 pm. For more information on this program, please contact Senior Recreation Programmer Angela Smith at 324-6990 or email asmith@hickorync.gov.
Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour 10/15/2016 Charlotte The Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour is Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eight beautiful homes and their outstanding indoor and outdoor kitchens are showcase on this one-day, self-guided tour. From a contemporary kitchen in Charlotte’s most historic carriage house and Chef Moffett’s kitchen in South Park, to whimsical kitchens in Dilworth and Myers Park, and two sleek ones in Ballantyne, The Guild has assembled another blockbuster tour. In addition to viewing the latest in color, de sign and innovation found in these homes, this sensory-packed day includes tastings from over 24 renowned chefs, product displays, and glorious music from Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra musicians. Guests will leave inspired! Tour tickets are $25 in advance online at www.kitchentourcharlotte.com and will be mailed to purchasers. Tickets are also available now at Cotswold Marketplace, 200 N. Sharon Amity; Olive This!, 6414 Rea Rd., Piper Glen ; Surroundings, Old Town Shopping Ctr., 4100 Carmel Rd.; 32 Flavors Boutique, 224 East Blvd, Ste. B.; and Whole Fo ods, 6610 Fairview Road . Day-of tickets will be available at any of the featured homes on Oct. 15 for $30 .
Bonnie Raitt Concert 10/26/2016 Charlotte Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep Tour 2016 Oct 26 , 2016 · Ovens Auditorium Prices begin at $59.50 with special guest The California Honeydrops Presented by: MaxxMusic, Visulite Theatre & Blumenthal Performing Arts With 'Dig In Deep', her twentieth album, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt comes out swinging. The follow-up to 2012's triumphant 'Slipstream', the new record illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined Raitt's remarkable career for more than forty-five years. For tickets call (704) 372-1000.
Stigma Unmasked Masquerade Ball 10/29/2016 Charlotte Who: The Center for Prevention Services When: October 29, 2016 Where: The Big Chill - 911 E. Morehead St. Suite 200 Time: 7pm-10:30pm More at www.preventionservices.org The Center for Prevention Services will host its first annual Stigma Unmasked Masquerade Ball to celebrate 45 years of changing cope into hope. This event will bring together non-profit leaders, business professionals and members of the Charlotte community to raise awareness about the harmful effects of substance use and mental health stigmas. Our goal is to remove barriers that keep people with mental health and addiction disorders from seeking help through education and dialogue that cultivate supportive and caring communities. Proceeds from the event will fund prevention education services to school children, community organizations and other prevention-related programs. Tickets must be purchased to attend this event.
Bob Dylan Concert 11/6/2016 Belk Theater Bob Dylan Nov 6 , 2016 · BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Prices begin at $59.50 On Sale 08.12.16 - 10:00 am Box Office: (704) 372-1000
The Fab Four:The Ultimate Tribute 11/19/2016 Charlotte THE FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 8 p.m. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts 430 South Tryon St. Charlotte, NC Tickets $75, $65, $55 and $45. Applicable fees may apply. The top $75 includes a meet-and-greet with the artists. Purchase via phone at 704-372-1000 or online at CarolinaTix.org