March 6

Open Mic Night at Kadi Fit

Bella Love features some of Lake Norman’s most creative artists in a unique, collective environment. With comedians, poets, visual artists and musicians, Bella Love’s Open Mic Night makes it easy to get connected to the heart of the local artistic community.

When: 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Where: 19725 Oak St., Cornelius



March 7

 A Night in Monte Carlo
The North Mecklenburg Women’s Club hosts casino gaming, jazz entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar to benefit Purple Heart Homes, whose founder was recognized as a finalist for the 2013 CNN Heroes. Tickets cost $75. Black ties are optional. 

When: 7-11 p.m.

Where: The Peninsula Country Club, Cornelius



March 9


North Carolina Dance Theater presents Jean Pierre Bonnefoux’s “Cinderella.” The classic fairy tale is about a servant who becomes a princess. Tickets range $25 to $90.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte



Time Laps 24 Hr Relay Race

Six- and 12-member teams compete to collect the most points in a 24-hour relay race. The event includes bonfires, live music, food and beer. Participants can also buy a pass that allows them to enjoy other whitewater center activities, such as paddle boarding, rock climbing and zip lining.

When: 7 p.m. May 9 to 7 p.m. May 10

Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte



March 10

Markers of Our Lives: A Community Mandala Project

Bryant Holsenback showcases her latest exhibit, “Makers of Our Lives,” which features a three-dimensional structure made out of recycled bottle caps. The exhibit remains on display through April 30. 

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius



March 11

Lunch and Learn

Kenny Colbert, president of the Employers Association, explains how to ask effective questions during the hiring process. The seminar is part of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn series.

When: Noon

Where: Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius



Organ at Davidson

Jane Cain performs a free organ recital, featuring Bach’s secular cantata, the “Coffee Cantata,” with accompanying singers Margaret Carpenter and Christopher Gilliam. A meet-the-artist reception follows the concert.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Davidson.



March 12

Lunch in the Lot

Lunch in the Lot offers some of the best local food trucks all in one convenient location. Bistro table seating is available. 

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: 19725 Oak St., Cornelius



March 13

‘Hairspray: The Broadway Musical’

Hough High School debuts the Broadway classic “Hairspray” through special arrangement with Music Theater International. Tickets cost $8 for students and $10 for adults.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius



“Just For Kids”

Kid Science

Children, ages 0-7, and their parents learn about science and math as they experiment, create and play together. The exhibition includes an area designed for toddlers.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5p.m. Sundays

Where: Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte



Charlotte National College Fair

The National Association for College Admission Counseling offers students the opportunity to get more information about their futures.  

When: Noon-4 p.m. March 9

Where: The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte

Details: or 704-333-7709


Bodacious Botanicals

Children view crafts and decorative art, as well as engage in nature-inspired activities and family yoga.

When: 1-4 p.m. March 9

Where: Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte



Film screening

Children, ages 12-18, watch a screening of "Iron Man 3" as part of Teen Tech Week.

When: 5:15 p.m. March 13

Where: North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville

Details: or 704-416-6000