April 18

Live in the ‘115

The Part Time Blues Band kicks off the downtown Mooresville live music series.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: John Franklin Moore Park, corner of Main Street and Center Avenue

When: www.downtownmooresville.com


April 19

 American Cancer Society Bark for Life
Dogs and their owners enjoy a 1.5-mile walk, entertainment and participate in demonstrations, contests and games. Activities include a kissing booth, scavenger hunt and live music by Jeremy Schlierf.

When: 8-11 a.m.

Where: Which Wich, 16620 Cranlyn Road, Huntersville

Details: www.relayforlife.org/barklkn or blair.lindley@cancer.org


April 23

Microbrews Cruise

Paddle along the Catawba River, eat dinner by a fire and enjoy craft beer tastings.  Admission costs $55. Register in advance. Dress to get wet.

When: 6:30 p.m. for paddling, 8 p.m. for dinner

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

Details: www.usnwc.org 

Jimmy Buffet-themed cruise
Cruise Lake Norman on the Jimmy Buffet Music and Margaritas Cruise and Buffet. The cruise costs $51.95 for adults and $46.95 for seniors.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Queens Landing, 1459 River Hwy., Mooresville
Details: www.queenslanding.com or 704-663-2628.



April 24

A night of hilarious improv comedy

Bella Love hosts members of some of the area’s best improv groups, including Improv Charlotte and the Charlotte Comedy Theater. The evening allows for audience participation. Admission costs $5.

When: 7:30-11 p.m.

When: Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius

Details: www.bellalove.org 


‘Life As We Know It’

The quirks and craziness of contemporary life are the fodder for theatrical fun in “Life As We Know It,” a 90-minute show of five short comedies and a monologue written by playwright Elaine Alexander.  The show takes a satiric swipe at cell phone addiction, helicopter parenting and youth obsession among other modern day maladies.

When: 8 p.m. April 24-26 and May 1-3, as well as 2 p.m. April 27 and May 4

Where: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius

Details: www.warehousepac.com


For children


Spring Break Art Drop-in

Children explore and create with open-ended spring-themed art activities. Activities are designed for ages 2-12. Adults must accompany 2- and 3-year-olds. The event costs $6 per hour and $4 for each additional hour.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 17-18

Where: Community Arts Project, 20700 N. Main St., Cornelius

Details: www.thecommunityartsproject.org or 704-896-8980.


April 18 

Film Screening

Children, ages 5-11, watch the film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.”

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius

Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.


April 22

Earth Day

Children celebrate Earth Day with a special storytime and craft. Admission costs $8.

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

Where: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300