Nov. 1 Arts and Entertainment Briefs
The Rowan Arts Council announces the opening of the 2012 Student Autumn Exhibition by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students. The free opening reception is tomorrow, Nov. 2, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition is located in the Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St.
Now in its seventh year, the partnership between the local arts council and the community college is now one of the biggest annual events of the RCCC Art Department and this year will exhibit artwork created by 62 students. Professional artist Christine Kirouac will judge the show.
Students will display work in all media: painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, pottery, and new media. Most art will be for sale, with proceeds going directly to the student. The exhibition is sponsored by the Rowan Arts Council, F&M Bank, the Rail Walk Artists, and the Rowan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Exhibition dates are Nov. 2-17. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more info, go to www.rowanarts.org.
Paleface art at LGAC
Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., presents Paleface: In the Time of Music: "musical pop art and folk paintings amped with raw rock and roll energy." The opening reception is tonight, Nov. 1 from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free.
The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of Nov. at LGAC Tuesdays noon-6 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursdays noon-6 p.m.; Fridays noon-6 p.m.; Saturdays noon-3 p.m.. Paintings will also be on view during evening events at the center in November. The grand finale to the exhibit will be Dec. 1 when LGAC will present Paleface in concert along with their Ramseur Records label-mates, the band Bombadil. The music will start at 8 p.m. Anyone who purchases a Paleface painting during the month of November gets a free ticket to the performance. Call 704-245-2302 for information.
Cauble Creek Invitational
The Cauble Creek Vineyard 2012 Artist Invitational begins tomorrow, Nov. 2 and goes through Nov. 11. The invitational features artists from throughout the North Carolina Piedmont. It is free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit Rowan Regional Medical Center. The exhibit is open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
The exhibit reception is at 6:30 tomorrow, with artist Adelle Goodman on hand to autograph limited editions of the vineyard's new wine, "Adelle." The reception is free and open to the public.
Cauble Creek Vineyard is located at 700 Cauble Farm Road in Salisbury. Call 704-633-1137.
SWAG writing workshop
The Salisbury Writers and Artists Guild, Inc. (SWAG) announces its first writing workshop, Take TEN! A Workshop for Writing the 10-Minute Play, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6-7 p.m. at the Literary Bookpost, with writers Jenny Hubbard and Katie Scarvey.
Lee Street Theatre is requesting submissions for their 5th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, comically themed "Hotel 6," and this playwrighting workshop is designed to generate material, while covering the structure and methods of the short form of the ten-minute play. Participants will leave the workshop with a viable template to write their 10-minute play and prepare it for submission to Lee Street Theatre.
Advance registration is required and is $15 for writers or $5 for high school and college students. Seating is limited. To register, email Tara Van Geons at email@example.com and submit your payment via mail or by dropping your payment off at the Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main Street, Salisbury. Please make checks payable to the Salisbury Writers and Artists Guild, Inc. (SWAG).
For more information about the Salisbury Writers and Artists Guild, Inc. visit www.SWAGNC.org or their Facebook page at www.FaceBook.com/swagNorthCarolina.
Motel Soap at Cooper's
Motel Soap will be playing on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Cooper's, The Gathering Place, 122 E Fisher St.at 9 p.m. Dinner reservations are required. Call 704-637-6047.
'Littlest Angel' in Concord
CONCORD -CabCo Pretenders children's theater brings "The Littlest Angel" to the stage at Old Courthouse Theatre next weekend, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10-11 at 2:30 p.m. Written by Patricia Gray and directed by Becky Porter, it is rated G, the perfect family entertainment. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and younger. Call 704-788-2405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OCT is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
'Sign of the Times'
"Sign of the Times, A Socially Conscious Comedy from the mind of Leroy F. Bennett,' a stage play featuring The Down Home Players, will be performed next weekend, Nov. 9-10 at the J.C. Price American Legion Post.
The play is the story of Ivy Rivers, a widow raising her two teenage children who is challenged to keep her family together.
Leroy F. Bennett is founder and creative director for Updaway Productions and the Down Home Players. He was most recently in the PPT production of 'The Color Purple.'
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, at the J.C. Price American Legion Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2:30 p.m. on Nov 10. For more information, call 704-638-0160 or 704-245-3614.
Loudon Wainwright III
WINGATE - Loudon Wainwright III will be in concert at the Batte Center at Wingate University, 403 N. Camden Road, on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at www.carolinatix.org or 704-372-1000.
Shag event in Mooresville
MOORESVILLE - "The Shag Club Event of The Year," as dubbed by the Carolina Beach Music Awards organization each of the last four years, is scheduled for Nov. 2-4, in Mooresville. Twisters Shag Club will host the 22nd annual fall Cyclone Twisters Shag Club Big Event at the Amvets building on Rte. 21. More than 600 dancers, veterans and new recruits, are expected and will include such notables as Hall of Famer Ellen Taylor. Deejays are Eddie Anderson, Kyle Beam, Betty Brown, Jessie Griffin, Dana Grubb, Robert Holcomb, Joanne Johnson, Butch Metcalf, Norman Mills, Frank Price, Clyde Waller and Farrell Watts. Included in the ticket fee are dance and shag dance workshops, meals, munchies, beverages, chances to win raffle prizes, and - for the first time - a Sunday morning Gospel Hour complete with dance music.
Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. 1 a.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-1 a.m. (workshops at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.); Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A 3-day ticket $75. One-day pass for Saturday or Sunday is $40. Preregistration recommended. www.GoShagging.com, 704-892-9044 or Cyclone22@GoShagging.com