July 17

Union Street Live

The Fantastic Shakers have been performing party music for 35-plus years. They regularly tour the Carolinas. Watch them perform a beach/variety concert as part of the Union Street Live series.

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Historic Courthouse Lawn, 65 Union St. S., Concord

Details: www.concorddowntown.com


Unnecessary Farce

Davidson Community Players presents the Charlotte regional premiere of Paul Slade Smith’s “Unnecessary Farce.” Tickets cost $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12 for students.

When: 8 p.m. July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, as well as 2 p.m. June 20 and 27

Where: Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius

Details: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7953


July 18

Rural Hill Food Truck Rally

The rally will feature live music by Asheville bluegrass band Sanctum Sully, with North Carolina craft beer and wine available to buy. The event will include a children’s zone, corn hole, hayrides (fee applies), hiking, merchants, and living history experiences. Parking costs $5.

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville

Details: visit www.ruralhill.net


Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week 

The Summer 2014 installment of Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week will run July 18-27, featuring 113 upscale restaurants across the Charlotte region. Restaurants will offer $30 prix fixe menus of three courses or more at dinner.

When: July 18-27

Where: 131 Main and Alton's Kitchen & Cocktails in Cornelius; Campania Café in Davidson; and Dressler's, Kabuto Japanese Steak House & Sushi, Mickey & Mooch, Red Rocks Café, The Melting Pot and Verde Urban Mexican Grill & Cantina in Huntersville

Details: www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com


Art exhibit opening

Adam McGalliard explores the relationship between internal and external human experiences in his latest exhibit, “Introjection.”

When: 6:30-9 p.m.

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

Details: jcrickenberger@cornelius.org or 704-896-8823


July 19

2014 Outdoor Cinema Series

The Town of Cornelius screens “Delivery Man,” a PG-13 film, as part of the Outdoor Cinema Series.

When: Dusk

Where: Ramsey Creek Park; 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius

Details: www.cornelius.org


July 19-20

Civil War demonstrations

Travel back in time to the Carolina Backwoods during the Civil War. Meet Union and Confederate soldiers, see demonstrations, visit the soldiers encampments and winter quarters. Admission costs $8 for adults, $7 for seniors/students. Children 5 and younger get in free.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19 and 1-4 p.m. July 20

Where: Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville

Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312


July 21-22

McEver Field Reunion

Celebrate more than 50 years of community baseball at the upcoming McEver Field Reunion.

The two-day event starts at 7 p.m. July 21 with a free admission to a homerun derby.

The brunt of the festivities will be held just prior to the Pony Baseball regional tournament on July 22.

Doors to McEver Field open at 4 p.m. with an all-you-can-eat hot dog and popcorn dinner at 6 p.m.  A dedication ceremony will start at 7 p.m. with memorabilia on display and stories of half a century of baseball seasons just before the first pitch is thrown at 8:15 p.m. Tickets ocst $6 for those older than 6.

When: 7 p.m. July 21 and 4 p.m. July 22

Where: McEver Field, 635 South St., Davidson

Details: www.mcevermemories.com


July 23

2014 Outdoor Cinema Series

The Town of Cornelius screens “Despicable Me 2,” a PG film, as part of the Outdoor Cinema Series.

When: Dusk

Where: Kenton Place, 17115 Kenton Drive, Cornelius

Details: www.cornelius.org 


For children

July 19

‘Twelfth Night’ auditions

Davidson Community Players seeks energetic and imaginative youth, ages 12-18, for the Connie Company’s annual Shakespeare Unplugged Workshop Production. Auditions will consist of theater exercises and cold readings from the script of “Twelfth Night.”

When: 5-7 p.m.

Where: Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson

Details: KatieW@davidsoncommunityplayers.org 


July 21

Superheroes! Protect our Planet

Children, ages 5-8, read “The Lorax” and learn how to take better care of the earth in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Superheroes! Protect our Planet.” Registration is required.

When: 2 p.m.

When: Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius

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


July 22


Children, ages 5-8, get the dirt on dirt, the scoop on snot and learn the science behind all things icky, creepy and just plain gross. Registration is required.

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson

Details: 704-416-4000