Time Out Arts and Entertainment Briefs Oct. 18
Sasha Kitty, the popular shop cat at the well known Stitchin' Post in downtown Salisbury, has announced publication of the first in a series of books describing her adventures in and around Salisbury. Written by Julie Apone and illustrated by Jean Barlow, the purpose of the book is to promote downtown Salisbury and raise funds for Faithful Friends Animal Shelter & the Rowan County Humane Society. Both writer and artist are Salisburians. The official signing and sale of "Sasha Shops Salisbury" will be at the Stitchin'Post at 104 S. Main St. this Saturday, Oct 20, from 11 a.m-3 p.m. WSAT Memories will have a live broadcast during the event and there will be a wheel to spin for for prizes. Kids can pick up a coloring page at Stitchin' Post, color it in, and have it posted in the front window of the shop. Call 704-636-4121 for details or check Sasha Kitty's facebook page or www.spgifts.com
Were the Mayans right
Will Dec. 21, 2012, be the end of the world or just an average Winter solstice? Did the Mayan calendar really predict an apocalypse? Is there any truth to the rumor that Earth is going to align with a supermassive black hole? What about the giant rogue planet that's supposedly going to collide with Earth? Explore the science behind the apocalypse claims and get answers to your 2012 questions at the planetarium show "The Truth Behind 2012," is a Science 360 production of the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. This show is Saturday, Oct. 20 at The Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, located at 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter in the back of the building accessible from Lilly Avenue. For information, contact Horizons Unlimited at 704-639-3004
Shows are at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each show time. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for 12 and under.
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Salisbury's Bread Riot will host a screening of the documentary "Ingredients," followed by a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Center's facility on Catawba's campus, 2300 West Innes St., from 6-9 p.m. Bread Riot, a local non-profit food advocacy organization, will offer a "tasting" of local foods at 6 p.m. The documentary begins at 6:45 p.m.
A panel will discuss the subject of the documentary after the screening. Panelists include Dr. Christopher Nagy, orthopaedic surgeon with Salisbury Orthopaedic Association and director of Your Personal Wellness Center; Dr. Dane K. Fisher, owner of Fisher Farms and Pfeiffer University professor of biology whose specialty area is plant breeding and plant genetics; Heather Hopkins-Teeter, owner and operator of Sweet Meadow Café, which offers fresh and local vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free foods; and Dr. Jennifer Hudson, pediatrician with Salisbury Pediatric Associates.
The film and panel discussion are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com. For more information all 704-637-4727 or visit www.centerfortheenvironment.org
Beauty shop stories
CONCORD -The 2012-13 On Stage at the Davis season open tomorrow, Oct. 19, with "Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories," billed as the "glitter-up memories of a Texas Green Bean Queen." The performance will be at 8 p.m. in the Davis Theatre at 65 Union Street S, Concord, in Cabarrus County's historic courthouse. Tickets are $38 and available at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or 704-920-2753.
'Beauty Shop Stories' is a funny, sweet, upbeat and inspiring blend of mostly true, sometimes outrageous, stories and songs, starring Faye Lane, a writer and performer living in New York City, who says that inside she will always be chubby little Rhonda Faye Gunnels entertaining customer in her mother's beauty shop.
Her stories have been broadcast on NPR, and she has been a regular cast member of Andy Christie's The Liar Show.
For more information visit www.BeautyShopStories.com
'Lighting of the Fire' tickets available
GOLD HILL - Buy your tickets now for the 12th annual Lighting Of The Fall Fires in Gold Hill. It is an evening of entertainment, dinner fare, refreshments and warm holiday cheer strolling through the Historic Village and its quaint shops and café, held on Monday, Nov. 19, from 5:30-9 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and are traded for gold nuggets that give entry into shops and café where you will be given delicious holiday treats. Tickets may be purchased at village shops and café or by mail.
For details, call 704-724-4998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Antiques appraisal fair
SPENCER - On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum will host its first Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow style), from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors may bring family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements. Antiques dealer Michael Hansen will look at items and offer advice and information on general merchandise and toys. The cost is $5 per item, with a limit of two items per person per day.
The museum is located at 108 4th St. Call 704-762-9359 for details, or visit www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
U.S. Air Force Band to perform
The Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society is delighted to host a concert given by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band at Jesse Carson High School on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Concert Band features the diverse talents of 38 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. Featuring a full rhythm section in addition to a wind ensemble, the Concert Band's versatility entertains audiences with a variety of repertoire from Broadway to symphonic band, from jazz to patriotic marches, all under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey B. Warner.
For additional information about this free concert, contact the Salisbury Symphony office at 704-637-4314 or email email@example.com
Pfeiffer presents 'Nosferatu' vampire film
MISENEHEIMER - Next Thursday, Oct. 25, Pfeiffer University's Cultural Program presents "Nosferatu," a 1922 vampire-themed silent film, accompanied by live chamber music performed by the Mallarmé Chamber Players. The performance, which is free and open to the community, takes place in Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 48380 U.S. Hwy 52N, Mishenheimer, at 8:30 p.m.
"Nosferatu," which has been described as a "symphony of horrors," is one of the original movies in the vampire genre. Eric Schwartz's music for the film directed by F.W. Murnau combines the spooky sounds of a horror film score; edgy, sophisticated unpredictability of contemporary chamber music; and post-modern qualities of experimental theater.
Composed to be an active commentary of the action on screen, the score will be played as live accompaniment to the film with additional electronics by the Mallarmé Players.
For information visit www.pfeiffer.edu or www.facebook.com/pfeifferuniversity
Iredell Museum reopens
STATESVILLE - Iredell Museums announces the reopening of its heritage site. After closing the site six years ago, the Iredell Museums board recently reopened it under the name Gregory Creek Homestead, for the creek running through the property. It is now be open for special events and school field trips; starting in January it will be open once a month on Saturday. For more information, call 704-873-4734 or visit www.iredellmuseums.org