Already planning ahead for the weekend? We don’t blame you. To help, here’s our round-up of what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:


Mother Jones in Heaven
Through January 26 | The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, Cornelius

what to do this weekend in lake norman

Straight from the Asheville Fringe Festival, this inspiring musical tells the story of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, who championed worker’s rights and safe working conditions for mine and mill workers. $25 for adult; $20 for seniors/students.


Chocolate Tasting Basics
The Hurt Hub at Davidson | 7 p.m.

In this SkillPop class, you’ll learn a ton of sweet chocolate knowledge, from how chocolate is made to how to taste it, from local Chocolatier Ana Vazquez of Davidson Chocolate Co. $35 per person.

Bizarre Botanicals
Mooresville Public Library | 7 p.m.

Larry Mellichamp, co-author of Bizarre Botanicals, will lead this exploration of weird and wonderful plants that can be grown at home. For more information visit or email [email protected]

Summit Coffee Songwriter of the Year Showcase
Summit Coffee Co., Davidson | 7 p.m.

In this special edition of the Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase, hear from 2018 Summit Coffee Songwriter of the Year Douglass Thompson, Chuck Johnson and Summit Coffee Songwriter host Rob McHale.

Live music round-up:

Moses Jones & The Dirty South Soul
Old Town Public House | 8 p.m.

Karl Stolz
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.

Lisa De Novo
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Stephen Evans
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 7 p.m.


Music BINGO and The Bodega
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | 4 p.m.

Kick off your weekend with music bingo at the brewery plus eats from The Bodega Food Truck.

Live music round-up:

Unknown Artist
Old Town Public House | 8:30 p.m.

Hot Sauce Party Band
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

Dan Staton
The Cabin, Davidson | 8:30 p.m.

One Paper Crane
202 North Main Wine Bar & Music Room, Mooresville | 9 p.m.

Sandy Herrault
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Nate Randall
The Vinyl Pi, Huntersville | 8 p.m.


Book Signing: Eastin DeVerna
Main Street Books, Davidson | 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate North Carolina resident Eastin DeVerna’s latest post-apocalyptic tale, Dead World, at this book signing. Meet DeVerna and hear all about the quest of Dead World‘s fiery female character, Saria.

January Birthday Party Cruise
Queens Landing Marina, Mooresville | 10 p.m.

Got a January birthday? Celebrate aboard the Lady of the Lake and dance the night away to a DJ, plus enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar. $40 per person.

Live music round-up:

One Paper Crane
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

Michelle Renee
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.

Midlife Crisis
Galway Hooker, Cornelius | 9 p.m.

Kayla Vega
Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville | 8 p.m.

Poplar Tent Revival
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Seth Glier
14301 Wynfield Creek Parkway, Huntersville | 7 p.m.

Rumor Mill
The Vinyl Pi, Huntersville | 8 p.m.


Sunday Brunch
Hunter House & Gardens, Huntersville | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hunter House & Gardens will kick off their Brunch & Bubbly Jazz Music Series with live music, $7 bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s and a chef-crafted menu including French toast, pastries, quiche, prime rib and more. Email [email protected] to reserve your table.

Flip Cup Redemption
The Kilted Buffalo, Huntersville | 2:30 p.m.

Put your flip cup skills to the test as your team of four challenges the champs from The Kilted Buffalo’s summer games.

Live music round-up:

Sunday Jazz Jam
Old Town Public House | 6 p.m.