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‘Peter Pan & Wendy,’ live music, running and lacrosse


Local youth perform "Peter Pan and Wendy" at Woodlawn School the next two weekends.

Local youth with Activate Community Through Theatre perform “Peter Pan and Wendy” at Woodlawn School the next two weekends.

weekend calendar bugThis weekend offers a variety of choices for live music, from California’s Spanky Pismo at Birdsnest to live jazz at Carrburritos to Courting Elizabeth at the Wine Cellar. Kids’ play “Peter Pan and Wendy” is on stage at Woodlawn School, while the Bark in the Park dog fest is Saturday at Rural Hill. Thursday night, staff from JV Washam and Davidson elementary schools square off in their annual charity basketball game. And Davidson’s women’s lacrosse team hosts the Big South conference lacrosse championship Friday through Sunday. There are also public meetings, poetry readings, and road races. Read on for the details.

Our Town Cinemas has “The Croods,” “42,” “Scary Movie 5,″ “Emperor,” “Oblivion,” “The Big Wedding,” and “Pain and Gain.” See the showtimes at right on this page. Read the full story

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Scottish Festival, Whitewater Center Tuck Fest and more


Stile Antico

Stile Antico plays Tuesday at Davidson United Methodist Church.

this week bugThe British classical vocal group Stile Antico returns to town for a concert Tuesday night at Davidson United Methodist Church titled “Treasures of the Renaissance: Masterpieces from the Golden Age of Choral Music.” Meanwhile, Sunday brings the first Concert on the Green in Davidson, featuring the Davidson College symphony and jazz ensemble. The week’s calendar also is busy with spring festivals and other events – from Art on the Green in downtown Davidson to the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games in Huntersville, both this weekend. The Whitewater Center in Charlotte hosts its first “Tuck Fest.” Davidson Community Players Connie Co. youth theater continues its run of “Treasure Island.” And Friday night, you can support the Davidson Lands Conservancy at its “Toast the Earth” wine tasting and fundraiser at River Run Country Club.

Our Town Cinemas has “Olympus Has Fallen,” “GI Joe: Retaliation,” and “The Host,” all in their final day Thursday, along with “The Croods.” Opening Friday are “42,” “Scary Movie 5″ and “Emperor.” See the showtimes at right on this page. Read the full story

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Many choices: Taste of Art, music, Paddlefest, theater


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Astronaut and Davidson College grad Tom Marshburn speaks to a college audience Friday via video link from the International Space Station.

Astronaut and Davidson College grad Tom Marshburn speaks to a college audience Friday via video link from the International Space Station.

The spring season for community events is peaking, with more choices than you’ll possibly get to this weekend. Community Arts Project hosts a “Taste of Art” fundraiser Thursday at Fresh Market in Cornelius. Downtown Davidson’s April Is for Arts Gallery Crawl is Friday night. Saturday is chock full of community festivals, including Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Community Fest, the Davidson Lands Conservancy’s Paddlefest on Lake Davidson,, Lake Norman YMCA’s Family Fun Day on Lake Cornelius, and the Pawz Too Run 5K on the Davidson Village Green. Davidson Community Players’ Connie Co. youth theater offers “Treasure Island” and the Kannapolis Intimidators minor league baseball team opens its home season with a series against the Hickory Crawdads. There’s plenty of live music at area venues, including live jazz Thursday night at Carrburritos and The Belfast Boys Friday at The Birdsnest, both in Davidson. And Temple Kol Tikvah dedicates its new synagogue in Davidson on Sunday. Read on for the details.

Our Town Cinemas has “Olympus Has Fallen,” “GI Joe: Retaliation,” and “The Host,” all in their final day Thursday, along with “The Croods.” Opening Friday are “42,” “Scary Movie 5″ and “Emperor.” See the showtimes at right on this page. Read the full story

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Connie Company stages ‘Treasure Island’


From left, Aaron Marsh, Brody Galloway, and Emily Dyckman are among the cast of "Treasure Island"

From left, Aaron Marsh, Brody Galloway, and Emily Dyckman are among the cast of “Treasure Island”

theater notes bugDavidson Community Players’ Connie Company youth theater will present a stage version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” April 13-21 at the Armour Street Theatre. The show was adapted for the stage by Charles DeWald and is being directed by Vito Abate. Read the full story

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‘Guys and Dolls’ opens – look who won tickets


"Guys and Dolls" runs Wed. to Sun. at Davidson College.

“Guys and Dolls” runs Wed. to Sun. at Davidson College.

“Guys and Dolls” opens its weekend run Wednesday at Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall. We’d like to congratulate Robin Noud and Meredith Hall on winning pairs of tickets to the show in our giveaway.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the drawing. Didn’t win? Keep an eye out for future ticket giveaways! See show details below. Read the full story

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2 profs produce ‘Guys & Dolls’ again – 34 years later


Davidson students playing tough guys in "Guys and Dolls" include, from left, Allen Rigby, Derek Marsh, Gordon Cobb, and Nick Upright.

Davidson students playing tough guys in “Guys and Dolls” include, from left, Allen Rigby, Derek Marsh, Gordon Cobb, and Nick Upright.

Win tickets!

“Guys and Dolls” runs next week, March 20-24, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets! To enter, email Lyndsay at ads@corneliusnews.net. We’ll be drawing names on Tuesday, March 19.

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Two of Davidson’s most revered performing arts professors—Joe Gardner in theatre and Bill theater notes bugLawing in music—are joining forces again on production that first brought them together 34 years ago. In 1979 these then-young members of the faculty produced the romantic musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” on the Davidson stage as their first collaboration.

Well, it’s 1979 all over again! Gardner and Lawing have dusted off the script and score of the Frank Loesser play for another Davidson “Guys and Dolls” production March 20-24. Read the full story

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Movie showtimes

Our Town Cinemas, 227 Griffith St., Sadler Square, Davidson. Box office opens daily 1 p.m. Advance tickets and reservations: 704-237-3238 NOTE: Parentheses indicate matinee prices.

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NOW SHOWING IN ALL DIGITAL
PROJECTION AND SOUND!!

May 3-May 9
IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) Fri & Sat: (11:00am), (1:00), (4:00), (4:30), 7:00, 7:20, 9:35, 10:00; Sun: (1:00), (4:00), (4:30), 7:00, 7:20; Mon - Thu: (1:00), (4:00), 7:00
42 (PG-13) - Fri - Sun: (1:30); Mon - Thu: (1:30), (4:30)
OBLIVION (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: 10:05pm; Mon - Thu: 7:20
THE BIG WEDDING (R) - Fri - Thu: (1:55), (4:15), 7:15
PAIN & GAIN (R) - Fri & Sat: (1:10), (4:05), 7:05, 9:55; Sun - Thu: (1:10), (4:05), 7:05
THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13) - Thu: 10:00pm
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