Jan. 24

• HOME & LANDSCAPE: The 10th Annual Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show takes place 2-7 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. The event features gardens, landscapes, a home improvement zone, lessons from experts, beer and wine tastings, a plant sale and pet adoptions. Tickets costs $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for seniors and retired veterans. Ages 16 and younger and active military get in free. Details: www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.com or 704-920-3976.

• ARTIST SERIES: The Reduced Shakespeare Company performs “All the Great Books (Abridged),” a rapid-fire 98-minute review of the world’s great literature, at 8 p.m. in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $15 for faculty/staff and $8 for students. Buy them through the Union Ticket Office by calling 704-894-2135 or visiting www.davidson.edu/tickets.

 

Jan. 25

• CREDIT SCORES: Adults learn how to understand credit reports and scores at 10:30 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• ARTIC ANIMALS: Children learn how Artic animals blend in with their surroundings through hands-on-art and science activities at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-372-6261.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center hosts a blood drive 2-6 p.m. at Regal Theatres – Birkdale, 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville. Donors get a free movie ticket.

• HOME & LANDSCAPE: The 10th Annual Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show takes place 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. The event features gardens, landscapes, a home improvement zone, lessons from experts, beer and wine tastings, a plant sale and pet adoptions. Tickets cost $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for seniors and retired veterans. Ages 16 and younger and active military get in free. Event parking is free. Details: www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.com or 704-920-3976.

• PSYCHIC FAIR: Ahlara International hosts “An Afternoon of Awakening” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ahlara International, 155 Joe V. Knox Ave., Mooresville. The psychic fair features tarot, multi life/karmic readings, spirit guide channelings, animal communication readings, finding closure spiritual readings, medicine wheel reading, aura photo and readings, angelic tongues transmissions, karmic astrology readings, foot reflexology and crystal chakra balancing. Each reading costs $30 for 15 minutes with a reader/healer. Details: 704-662-0946.

• CONCERT: Bella Love hosts musicians and musicians at Live at Oak Street Mill 8-11:30 p.m. at Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Admission costs $5. 

 

Jan. 26

• ARTIC ANIMALS: Children learn how Artic animals blend in with their surroundings through hands-on-art and science activities at 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-372-6261.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center hosts a blood drive 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Greater Vision United Methodist Church, 11901 Eastfield Road, Huntersville.

• HOME & LANDSCAPE: The 10th Annual Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show takes place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. The event features gardens, landscapes, a home improvement zone, lessons from experts, beer and wine tastings, a plant sale and pet adoptions. Tickets cost $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for seniors and retired veterans. Ages 16 and younger and active military get in free. Event parking is free. Details: www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.com or 704-920-3976.

 

Jan. 27

• BABY STORYTIME: Babies become engaged with new sights and sounds through books, songs and rhymes at 10:30 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• TINY TOTS STORYTIME: North County Regional offers storytime for ages 18-35 months at 11 a.m. at the library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. The event incorporates stories, music and movement. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• PAWS TO READ: Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog at 4 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• VIDEO GAMES: Ages 12-18 develop literacy, critical-thinking and teamwork skills at 5 p.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 

Jan. 28

• BOOK CLUB: The Daylily Book Club discusses John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany” at 10 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• SCHOOL TUTORING: Ages 5-11 get reading, math and homework tutoring at 4 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• TEENS CREATE: Ages 12-18 create art and writings in the Teen Create It Club at 5:30 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 • COMEDY SHOW: The Tennessee Tramp headlines at 8 p.m. at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, COrnelius. The show is open to ages 21 and older. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

Jan. 29

• TWO-TIME STORYTIME: Ages 18-35 months explore sounds, letters and words through stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• NOOK WORKSHOP: Adults learn how to find eBooks on Nook at 10:30 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3-5 read books and sing songs in For Me, for You, for Later at 11:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• KINDLE WORKSHOP: Adults learn how to find eBooks on Kindle at 2 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• LITERARY READING: Dorothy Allison, author of “Bastard Out of Carolina,” gives a literary reading at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2472.

• ANIMAL MASKS: Children make animal masks of their favorite polar animals 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-372-6261.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center hosts a blood drive 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College – Merancas Campus, 11930 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville.

 

Jan. 30

• REGIONAL WORDSMITHS: Adults write, share their work and network with writers at 6 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• AI LECTURE: James Barrat, author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era,” presents a lecture, “The Question of Our Time: Can We Share Our World with Smarter-than-Human Machines?” at 7 p.m. in Hance Auditorium of Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2523.

• CONSERVATIVES FORUM: Lake Norman Conservatives meet for the U.S. Senate Republican Primary Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. with a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. at Fox and Hound Restaurant, 8711 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. RSVP: lakenormanconservatives@gmail.com. Details: www.lakenormanconservatives.org.

 

Jan. 31

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3-5 learn language and reading skills through stories and songs at 10:15 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• TODDLER STORYTIME: Ages 18-35 months explore sounds, letters and words through music and activities at 11 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• JAZZ CONCERT: Guitarist Dustin Hofsess and trumpeter Bill Lawing perform a free jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. in Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

 

Feb. 1

• MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Experience the atmosphere of a Southern England military base in 1944 as the soldiers are preparing for D-day, the invasion of France, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for senior and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

 

Ongoing

• PUPPET SHOW: Pangea’s Got Talent performs daily through January 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Children will observe different types of dinosaurs in an entertaining and educational talent show. Details: 704-372-6261.

• ART EXHIBIT: Davidson College holds an art exhibition, titled “State of Emergency,” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends, Jan. 16-Feb. 28, in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. The exhibition will feature the work of contemporary artists in visualizing disasters, ranging from hurricanes to financial crises. Details: 704-894-2519.

SHORT PLAYS: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center presents its third annual 10-Minute Comedy Playfest, “Eunice's Beauty, Barber & Bait Shoppe” starts at 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 9, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 2 and 9, at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, students and groups. Reservations: www.warehousepac.com or 704-619-0429.

THE QUEEN'S FEAST: Charlotte Restaurant Week features 117 upscale restaurants serving at least three dinner courses through Jan. 26. 131 Main, Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails, Campania Café, Dressler’s, Hot Stone Grill, Kabuto Japanese Steak House & Sushi, Mickey & Mooch, North Harbor Club, The Melting Pot and Red Rocks Café are among participating restaurants. Reservations are recommended. Details: www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com.

• FISHING TOURNAMENT: The Father & Son Bass Fishing Tournament starts at 8 a.m. at Midway Marina, 8693 N.C. 150 E., Terrell. Check-in begins at 6 a.m. Prizes include $250 for first place, $100 for second place and $75 for third place. The event raises money for the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Admission costs $50 per team. Mothers and daughters are also welcome to compete. Details: harrisonreid37@yahoo.com or hmikecook@aol.com