Just because you can doesn’t mean you should create. This is a lesson well-learned in flicks like Frankenstein and The Terminator. In both films, disaster strikes — a mad scientist stitches together a lumbering monster and artificially intelligent machines attempt to destroy the human race — all due to man’s longing to create. Luckily, the latest mechanical pieces assembled by folks at Davidson College are far less threatening. Even better, the works are a parody of Norman White’s “Helpless Robot,” which was incapable of movement. Parodic Machines will feature works by artists Nick Bontrager, David Bowen, Matt Kenyon, Hye Yeon Nam and Fernando Orellana, while Desiring Machines will feature works by Paula Gaetano Adi, curator for Parodic Machines and longtime creator of robotic artwork. Reception on Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Parodic Machines is held in Van Every Gallery. Desiring Machines is held in Smith Gallery.
The exhibit features works by Paula Gaetano Adi. Opening reception on Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Held in the Smith Gallery.
Rosie the Red-Nosed Reindeer, an audience participation play for children aged 3+. Rosie is the story of a reindeer who, like her older brother, has a shiny red-nose that helps Santa guide his sleigh in this heart-warming holiday classic that invites children in the audience to help the elves make toys and participate in reindeer games. $10 Adults, $8 Children/Seniorshttp://www.activatecommunitythroughtheatre.com
Based on the classic file Miracle of 34th Street. The Davidson Community Players, presenting this production, aim to create a radio station in the theater. $12-$20
The Chuckleheads present its "The What’d Santa Bring Ya Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza." Includes holiday-themed improv games (similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Improv-a-ganza, and Second City) and the heavy-duty audience participation. Family-friendly show at 6 p.m.; Adult show at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase advanced tickets, call 704-301-1564 or visit www.planetimprov.com. $10 in advance; $15 at the door
It’s a holiday themed family friendly (suitable for all ages) comedy improv musical variety extravaganza. If you like the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and/or have ever seen an improv show (Second City, the Groundlings, Upright Citizen Brigade, etc.) and/or like to smile, laugh, and have a good time you will enjoy your evening with the Chuckleheads. Be prepared for heavy-duty audience participation. $10/$15http://www.planetimprov.com
It’s a holiday themed comedy improv musical variety extravaganza. If you like the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and/or have ever seen an improv show (Second City, the Groundlings, Upright Citizen Brigade, etc.) and/or like to smile, laugh, and have a good time you will enjoy your evening with the Chuckleheads. Be prepared for heavy-duty audience participation. $10/$15http://www.planetimprov.com
Celebrate Hogmanay (Scottish New Years) with a 5 mile run and activities to follow in Historic Rural Hill. The day is a celebration of good will and fortune to come in the New Year. $25-$30http://www.ruralhill.net