Arts and Entertainment Briefs Feb. 7

  • Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 6:22 a.m.
Matthew Weaver will entertain  the Woodleaf JOY Group Thursday, Feb. 14.
Matthew Weaver will entertain the Woodleaf JOY Group Thursday, Feb. 14.

Lee Street Theatre announces open auditions for “Love, Loss, & What I Wore,” which will be directed by Missy Barnes.

“Love, Loss, & What I Wore” is an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman.


Like the popular book, the play uses clothing, accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.

This is done as a staged reading and is sure to be an enjoyable evening out with the ladies.

Lee Street Theatre is seeking between five and 15 women ages mid-twenties to 70 to perform in this production.

Auditions are at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rehearsals will be Feb. 18 through 22 and Feb. 25 through March 1.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. March 6 through 9.

Auditions will be held at the Looking Glass Artist Center, 405 N Lee St.

For more information, visit www.leestreet.org, email info@leestreet.org, or call 704-798-7768.

The show is sponsored by Sidewalk Deli.

Two weekend events at Cooper’s

The Dionne, Hodges & Murphy Trio will be performing at Cooper’s, The Gathering Place from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

There is a $3 door fee.

Bring your sweetheart out for an evening of great food and music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.

Cooper’s is offering its regular menu and a Valentine’s special that includes dinner and music by the Moondance Orchestra for $30 per person.

Dinner reservations are required as seating will fill up quickly. The orchestra will begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 704-754-4907 for reservations.

Cooper’s, The Gathering Place is located at 122 E. Fisher St.

Matthew Weaver performs in Woodleaf

CLEVELAND — The Woodleaf JOY Group hosts a covered dish meal with entertainment by Matthew Weaver at noon Thursday, Feb. 14.

All are invited and may bring a dish to share.

Unity Presbyterian Church is located at 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, Cleveland.

‘Be-boppin’ Bash’

The Sweet Potato Queen’s Be-boppin’ Bash to support Rowan Relay for Life will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the F&M Trolley Barn, 125 Liberty St.

There will be food, drinks, dinner and dancing to Virtual Sounds, as well as a silent auction, 50/50 raffles and more.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the door. All proceeds benefit Rowan Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society.

Photo deadline approaching

The Carolina Artists’ second annual photography exhibition and contest, Photo Expo 2013, is March 6 through 8 at the Salisbury Civic Center.

This contest is for professionals and amateur photographers. The deadline for entry is Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Detailed information, including guidelines for entry, is available at The Carolina Artists website, www.thecarolinaartists.org.

Anyone with questions about the photo expo, may contact chairpersons Bill and Celeste Ward at 704-633-7919 or wardwriters@carolina.rr.com

Stained glass classes

All skill levels from beginner to advanced are invited to join the stained glass classes in the copper foil method.

The five-week class begins Monday, Feb. 18 and runs through Monday, March 25. There is no class on March 18.

Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. at Celestial Glasworks, 664 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis.

Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to eight. Tuition is $125. Parking is at the rear of the building For details, call 704-796-2260.

Nashville Nights opens with Harwood

Country and bluegrass nightclub Nashville Nights will host its first event Saturday, when Darrell Harwood, a country music artist originally from China Grove, appears at the grand opening.

Those interested may buy $5 annual memberships, which are required for entrance, before the grand opening.

Nashville Nights is located at 125-127 E. Innes St. In addition to live music, Nashville Nights also offers pool tables and billiards tournaments, streaming country music videos, sports channels in HD, karaoke and live mike nights and deejays. An upstairs game room will feature additional pool tables, pinball machines, skee ball, foosball, darts and more.

Call 704-762-9990 or visit www.nashvillenightsalisbury.com for details.

Winter workshops at WVAC

Waterworks Visual Arts Center is holding workshops in February and March. To register, call 704-636-1882 or register online at www.waterworks.org

g Valentine workshop for kids: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, for ages 4-10. Students who are younger than 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Create your own unique 3-D Valentine’s Day superhero or doll using a variety of techniques, including, sculpture, collage, cut paper and painting. You will also create a set of mixed-media valentine cards to distribute to your friends and family. Bring your imagination! Instructor: Ingrid Erickson.

g Pastel workshops, choose one or both • “Landscapes” pastel workshop: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, for ages 12 and up • “Animals” pastel workshop: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, for ages 12 and up. Bring a favorite pet photo or create a “creature” that lives in your mind.

For these workshops, bring a bag lunch and a creative spirit. Study with professional artist Walter Stanford, who has recently presented his work at the Mint Museum and the Piedmont Pastel Society in Charlotte. Stanford’s humorous and enthusiastic style of teaching will delight students.

Whether you’re new to pastels or want to expand your skills, Walter will teach the expressive and versatile techniques for creating your own unique pastel artwork. With more than 20 years of experience as a professional artist and illustrator, Walter’s pastel works have been featured in numerous publications. He is a member of the Appalachian Pastel Society, the Southeastern Pastel Society and the Associate Artists of Winston-Salem.

• Faberge egg magic: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, for ages 4-10. Students who are younger than 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Create your own glittering Faberge egg, fit for a Czar, just in time for Easter.

These golden, jeweled eggs were collected by Russian royalty. Learn about this exciting art form from a professional artist who lived and studied art in Russia.

You will be using gems, jewels, wire, beads, and colorful foam to create your own unique Faberge eggs. Instructor: Marina Bare.

Catawba joins in American College Theater Festival

ALBANY, GA. — Catawba College is one of seven colleges and universities represented at the Region Four presentation of the 45th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival happening this week. Catawba’s participating production is “The Life of Galileo” by Bertolt Brecht.

For the competition itself, Darton College of Albany, Ga. will host Catawba along with Alabama State University, Anderson University, Clemson University, Hollins University, University of Louisville and University of Puerto Rico.

The Kennedy Center is providing a travel grant to each school invited to the regional level. Participants and productions will be eligible for awards in categories recognizing excellence within the theatrical arts.

Now in its 45th year, the national festival brings together participants from regional festivals around the country to the national festival, which will include an awards ceremony, an opportunity for participants to engage with colleagues from across the nation as well as the Washington, D.C. theater community, scholarship eligibility, and master classes in the theatrical arts.

Blumenthal’s first open mic night

CHARLOTTE — Do you know someone who dreams of performing on a Blumenthal stage? This free event is open to spectators and performers of all ages.

Come prepared to sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a story, recite a poem or just watch at 6 p.m. Sunday. Beginning performers as well as veterans are encouraged to participate, and all genres are welcome.

Performers will have 3 to 5 minutes on stage.

Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome. Performances must be appropriate for a general audience.

There are no restrictions besides time and content.

No auditions will be held. To register for a spot in the lineup of performers, email Michelle Youngs at myoungs@ncbpac.org, or arrive at Booth Playhouse at 5:40 p.m. Sunday. Please note performance spots are first-come, first-serve with the show limited to two hours.

Blumenthal will provide five professional microphones for performers as well as a CD player, iPod connection, piano and five counter-height stools.

Performers must provide all other instruments, props and equipment. Each performer and group must set up the stage for their act within 90 seconds and clear the stage of their properties within the same amount of time.

The Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is located at 130 N. Tryon St.

Great Backyard Bird Count

CHARLOTTE — Historic Rosedale Plantation is participating in the annual Audubon Society Great Backyard Bird Count beginning Feb. 15.

The three day event offers a unique opportunity for individuals, clubs, church groups or schools for a unique field trip.

Rosedale will provide tracking sheets and bird identification books as well as volunteers and staff to assist your group. Results tracked by participants will be submitted to the National Audubon Society. In 2011 the study created the largest continental snapshot of bird populations ever recorded. Have your group participate in this green event at one of Charlottes most pristine habitats that includes a winter garden, Big Tree Museum, and North Carolina Treasure Trees.

You may make reservations online for the following times:

g 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Feb. 15

g 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Feb. 15 through 17.

Reservations are $6 per person.

Any school field trip will include a segment on the herb garden, Big Tree Museum and natural habitats at Rosedale.

Each time slot is limited to 25 students unless special arrangements are made.

Email www.grouptours@historicrosedale.org for more information.

Participate in the World Series of Poker

CHEROKEE — The World Series of Poker Circuit Event is on its way to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort April 4-15.

This is the first major poker tournament ever held in North Carolina.

All players must be at least 21 years old and have valid identification. No reservations are necessary, as all registration will take place on site during the event dates. Call 1-800-CAESARS and mention CHEPOKER for hotel rates starting as low as $46. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center is located at 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. See www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 for details.

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