Roundabout - What’s Happening March 28-April 3

  • Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:04 a.m.
Saturday: The Jimmy Shirley Band, live at Nashville Nights. See Night Life for details, page 5D.
Saturday: The Jimmy Shirley Band, live at Nashville Nights. See Night Life for details, page 5D.


Dan Nicholas Park Easter egg hunt — Saturday, March 30: Bring your baskets and come meet the Easter Bunny Ages 0-5 at 10 a.m.; ages 6-10 at 10:30 a.m., 866-767-2757,

Lazy 5 Ranch annual Easter Eggstravaganza — Saturday, March 30: • Easter Egg Helicopter Drop times: 9:30 a.m., 12:30, 2, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., ages 1-11 only, arrive in plenty of time • Other events: Face painting, live rabbits, visits with the Easter Bunny, scavenger hunt, coloring contest, more • Wagon rides from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., first come, first serve, plenty of wagons. 704-663-5100,

Gold Hill Easter egg hunt for children —10 a.m., Saturday, March 30: for children ages 10 and under, free, bring your basket, gather behind Stamp Mill Café. Meet the Easter Bunny • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Spring Fest activities, nominal fee; prizes, games, Easter egg decorating, coloring.

JC Price Children and Youth Committee’s Easter egg hunt — 1-3 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, for ages 12 and under, must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Food, fun, prizes. Sponsored by JC Price American Legion Post 107. 704-640-6360.

The Easter Bunny Express at NC Transportation Museum —March 29-30: Children and parents receive a visit from the Easter Bunny on the museum’s 25 minute narrated train ride, $14 adults, $12 seniors and active military, $10 children 3-12. Children 2 and under free. Tickets include museum admission, train ride, fun tattoos and craft • March 30 finale includes annual Easter egg hunt at noon for kids 0- 10 years old. Bring your own basket • Details at 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN,

Music & more

Piano concert continues Catawba Artist Series — 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7: Free piano performance by Jacob Hahn, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Information 336-456-4017,

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society presents ‘A Little Night Music’ choral concert — Three performances • 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St. • 7 p.m., Saturday, April 20, First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. • 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Church St., China Grove • Choral arrangements plus feature soloists, directed by Matthew Newton. Free. Facebook /Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society, YouTube /SalisburyRowanChoral


MerleFest 25 — April 25-28: Four day music event held in Wilkesboro, tickets on sale now, headliners include Charlie Daniels, the Avett Brothers, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 1-800-343-7857,

First Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, planned for last Saturday each month. Free for patrons and participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590,

17th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, May 4, Finch Park in Lexington. Family oriented event, free admission. Entertainment, crafters, artisans, ethnic foods. 336-248-3960, or Facebook.

Concord Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 4: 8th annual arts event for local/regional performing and visual artists to show, share, demonstrate, sell, perform. Children’s art activities, musical performances, fine art for sale, food for sale. Free to the public, centered in downtown Concord on Union Street. 704-784-4208,

Inaugural Rowan County MayFest — May 15-19: carnival rides, nightly entertainment, food, craft, vendor displays. Sponsored by the Rowan County Fair Association; at the fairgrounds on Julian Road.

Biltmore Festival of Flowers — Through May 19: Gardens, natural gardens, walking trails, designer presentations, seminars, experts, concerts and other activities.

Nineteenth Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition — Saturday, June 15: Family-friendly festival features Roseanne Cash, John Leventhal, the Quebe Sisters Band, the Harris Brothers, Wayne Henderson and Friends, plus children’s events and music. Admission $15, children 12 and younger free. Rain or shine at Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of  Wilson Va.,


Spoken Space Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s’Love Letters’ — 7:30 p.m., April 4-6: Each night features a different cast of actors. $10 at the door. The Looking Glass black box theater, 405 N. Lee St.

Box office opens for PPT’s Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ — April 8: Adults $15, seniors/students $12, show opens April 18, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

This & That

Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, April 6: Older adults dance, live music, $5 and bring a snack to share.

Family Fest — noon-3 p.m., Saturday, March 30: Helicopter egg hunt, bounce houses, car smash, rock climbing wall, more. Free admission; $5 wristband to participate in activities, or five non-perishable items for Rowan Helping Ministries. Cornerstone Campus, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218,

Concord Library events — • 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 2: Captain Underpants Day in the Children’s Room; drop in for fun, action, laffs and help Captain Underpants save the world from sneaky supervillians. For preschool, school age children. 704-920-2058 • 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 2: Concord Book Club discussing “The Cove” by Ron Rash. Pre-register at 704-920-2053 • 2-4 p.m., Saturday, April 6: Teens play Wii games, come sharpen your gaming skills, 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook

Downtown Salisbury Earth Night Out — 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 19: Celebrate Earth Day in Downtown Salisbury, merchants open late, live music, activities for kids, fun things to see. 704-638-3100,

‘An Evening with Alton Brown: The Science of Cooking’ — 7:30 p.m., April 20: Celebrity chef and Food Network star Alton Brown live, presented by the NC Science Festival, tickets start at $32.50. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000,,

Scrabble Scramble 10 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday April 30: Holiday Inn Salisbury. Buffet dinner, three rounds of team Scrabble, $30 per person, $300 table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council. Call 704-216-8266 by April 25 for reservations.


Rowan Blues and Jazz Society celebrates Jazz Appreciation month — 7- 11 p.m., Saturday April 12: The Joe Robinson Jazz Band, available, proceeds go to Oct. 19 blues and jazz festival expenses. Looking Glass Artist Center black box theater, 405-407 N. Lee St., or www.rowanblue

Family Fun Festival and Pet Parade — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 27: Music, craft vendors, food, kids activities, booths, child ID program, door prizes, raffles, silent auction, pet parade at noon with trophies. To benefit Family Crisis Council of Rowan, sponsored by Second Presbyterian Church. Held in parking lot on W. Fisher St. across from RPL. Registration $12 day of event or $5 in advance online at

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, March 29: Mid Life Crisis, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 30: Greg Lilley, acoustic roots/contemporary rock, no cover. 704-797-0093,

Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 9 p.m., Saturday, March 30: Big Break. $2 cover • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, Facebook.

DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647,

ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, March 29: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman • 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, March 30: Jazz guitarist/vocalist Tom Billotto. 704-639-2600,

Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m. until, Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 8 p.m. until, Friday, March 29: Open jukebox • 8 p.m. until, Saturday, March 30: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.

High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 9 p.m. until, Saturday March 30: Jacked Up Band • 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Tonight (Thursday) Metal night and Fall of Goliath CD release party with The Helper, Heavenly Armored and Chris Bernstorf • Saturday, March 30: Open mic night. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday, March 30: Jimmy Shirley Band • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • Fridays: Deejay. 704-762-999,

Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 7-9 pm., tonight, March 28: Karaoke performance by Jerry Mercer • Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Monday-Friday-Saturday • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. 704-642-0050.

Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays. 704 636-1918.

E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, 704-267-9439.

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.

The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, March 29: Tracorum “Original Rock and Soul” • Saturday, March 30: Melanie Martinez, second night Tracorum “Original Rock and Soul.” CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,

The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday, March 29: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Leogun & The Black Cadillacs • Saturday, March 30: The Thompson Brothers & Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,

The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday, March 29: The Futurebirds • Saturday, March 30: The Apache Relay. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,

Wine & beer tastings

The Blue Vine — 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays: next one, April 2. $12.50/person, salad, entree, bread, dessert paired with 5-6 specially selected wines. Concentration on pairing wines with every day meals, not just party food. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, March 29: Wine tasting with John McLaughlin, 17th Street Distributing, six California wines, $5/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 30: Drop in for free wine tasting. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,

Cauble Creek Vineyard — 6-9 p.m., Saturday, April 6: Area singer/songwriter Megan Doss, $10 cover, for reservations 704-633-1137 or 700 Cauble Farm Road off Highway 150/Mooresville Highway, western Rowan County.


Card making classes at the Y — Come make six cards/$10 • 1-3 p.m., April 1 or 6-8 p.m., April 4. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Chrismon , all new designs — • Beginner Thursday, April 4, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate Friday, April 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • New Beginner Saturday, April 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Beginner Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon • Advanced Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,

Classes at Pottery 101 — Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon: Students will create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included • Saturday, April 6: Earth Day Plants • Saturday, April 13: Funny Birds • Saturday, April 20: Crabby Crabs • Saturday, April 27: Forever Mom’s Day Flowers. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.

Weaving instruction — Private lessons on a floor loom, beginning and intermediate levels. Day or evening times. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369,

Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.

Winter workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — • Daddy & Me Workshop for Mother’s Day Surprises: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 11, ages 4-10, children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fun workshop for daddies and children to create Mother’s Day surprises • Spring/Summer Wheel and Hand Building Clay Class: Ages 12 and up. April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14; open studio for register students, April 27 and May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Instructor Brent Smith; basic, intermediate level techniques; for all skill levels. Registration, pricing at 704-636-1882 or

Salisbury Art Station — • Ongoing weekly classes. Limited openings, $25/class, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 5-7; Wednesdays, ages 7 and up, Thursdays, ages 7 and up • Email, call 704-754-0853.

Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Art classes with Patt Legg — Adult art classes; studio located off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples

Line dancing beginner class to start — Four week session begins April 6, 9:45-11 a.m., high school and up, $3. Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. Cheryl Kluttz, 704-633-3484.

Learn to shag — Thursday shag dance classes at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge, 275 Boat Club Lane. 704-202-9655 or 704-279-6168.

Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

PPT’s summer theatre camps — Begin June 10: Elementary-high school with new K-2nd grade camp this season. For complete list of camps and instructors visit Register at 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.

Speakers & forums

Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m., Monday, April 1: Dr. Gary Freeze On “Kannapolis and the Text Book,” keynote speaker for 2013 annual meeting, A. L. Brown High School Social Hall. Q&A and refreshments afterward.

16th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 5-7: Includes seven lectures relating to the 1861-1865 military prison, banquet, displays, books, prints. $75, open to all. Two memorial services on Sunday are free and open to the public. Questions? Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC,, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0088.

Luncheon with Dr. Racele Weiman of “Violins Of Hope” — Noon, Thursday, April 11: “Let Freedom Ring” by Racele Weiman, PhD, at First United Methodist Church, sponsored by Salisbury Symhony Guild. $35 ticket includes luncheon catered by Buttercup Cafe. Reservation deadline April 9, seating limited, tickets at (click tickets) or 704-637-4314.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Fridays. March 29: Good Friday, no meeting. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.


Modern Film Fest at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films • Friday, April 12, 9 p.m., after Art Walk. Star Wars Uncut. Fans from around the world joined forces to create this truly different version of the popular film. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787,,

Reynolda House Sunday Matinee Film Series — 2 p.m. Sunday March 31: “Camille,” featuring Greta Garbo. Last in a series of timeless films in celebration of the Hollywood icons. $10 non-members. or 336-758-5150.


Burning Coal Theatre Company 2013/14 season — 9 a.m.-5:30 pm. Saturday, April 20: Prepare two one-minute contrasting monologues (one Shakespeare, one contemporary), bring two copies of picture resume. Arrive 15 minutes before appointed timeslot. Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh,


Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — • “5 Woman Show” through March 30, artists Ingrid Erickson, Harriet Hoover, Anna Kenar, Ashley Pierce, Jenn Selby, showing new work including sculpture, mixed media, drawings, photographs, prints • April 4-May 25: Rail Walk Studio Artists Group Show “Water” • 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 5: Artist opening reception, light refreshments. Free, open to the public. Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District, gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499,

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Middle Schools, March 30-April 17, reception April 11, part of “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” in the Young People’s Gallery: rotating display of artwork featuring the works of nearly 800 students representing Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, home-schooled students • 10:30–11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10: Artist lecture with award-winning textile artist Peg Gignoux • Visual Places: Evolving from Nature,” through May 11: Four artists reflect on intersection of architecture/nature through form, texture, surfaces • Free admission, donations appreciated. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882,

Reception tonight at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. — “The Stations of the Cross,” series of paintings by Dr. Walter Hood. Opening­ reception 6 p.m. tonight. 704-642-0731.

The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — “The Edge” through May 16: Cutting edge pieces and modern approaches in paintings, pottery, glass, wood, mixed media. Free • If you have children with you (or just want to have some fun with the art yourself), make sure to ask for the “I Spy” artwork scavenger hunt. 704-920-2787,


NC Transportation Museum spring excursions — Two overnight rail excursions • “Capital City Special” to Washington DC April 26-28 • “Lowcountry Limited” to Charleston, S.C., May 17-19. Ticket information at 704-636-2889, ext. 237 or

YMCA sponsored trips — • 11:30 a.m., April 16: Barn Dinner Theater, “The Color Purple” • 10:30 a.m., April 17: Salisbury Historic trip; Hall House, Chamber House, Salisbury Museum, tour in the Spencer Trolley, $25 per person • 3:45 p.m., April 26: Gaither Homecoming-Greensboro, $35 per person • May 16: Zootastic, call for details, Louise 704-636-0111, • May 21: Shallow Ford Farms Popcorn Factory tour, call for details, Louise 704-636-0111, • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. • Alaska Trip: for details call Barbara Franklin 704-636-0111

Eastern Pennsylvania spring trip — May 1-4, tentative schedule includes Hershey Chocolate Factory and Hotel, Kitchen Kettle shop, buggy ride, Bird-in-Hand farmers market, an Amish farm, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater (‘Brigadoon’), more. $450 per person includes hotel, most meals, show, bus. Details, Kay Corriher, 704-939-6842.

Davie County Senior Services sponsored trip — May 9-11: New Bern, first capitol of NC. Contact Barbara Thornton, Mocksville, 336-753-6230.

Travel West with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — Trains and Canyons of the Southwest, April 12-20 • Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise, Sept. 3-15 • California New Year’s GetAway featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014.Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

Home & garden

8th annual Cabarrus Spring Festival —8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 13: 60+ vendors/artisans/growers; register for giveaways, Cabarrus County Master Gardeners on hand.Held at the site of the Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 704-920-3334,

Call for models

Call for models — Models needed for Life Drawing classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Life Drawing classes are for students 18 through adult, meet 6:30-9 p.m. Sept.-May once a week. Models must be at least 21 years old. All body types welcome, female and male. Experience preferred, not required. Models must be able to hold a pose for at least 20-minute increments, must be comfortable posing nude. Valid ID required. Competitive compensation, professional environment; to ensure the integrity of Waterworks and models, strict protocol of confidentiality and professionalism is followed. Download application at or pick up at the museum. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882.

Call for vendors

First women’s ministry fundraiser — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 13: Crafters/vendors needed; Franklin Heights Christian Books and Gifts in the old Big Lots shopping center, 443 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Info at 704-932-6245,

First Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, planned for last Saturday each month. Needed: local musicians, dancers, sculptores, painters, artists, street performers, jugglers, cultural artists; also vendors. Register with Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, Organized by Modern Film Fest, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus.

Lexington’s 17th annual Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 4: Event held at Finch Park. Contact City of Lexington Recreation Department at 336-248-3960,, Facebook

Statesville community outreach event — May 9, 10, 12: Family oriented event with vendors, food, games, live performances at Lakewood Drive, Statesville. Proceeds benefit Levine Children’s Hospital, Iredell Choral Society. Booth rates, information at or 704-657-9337,

Inaugural Rowan County MayFest — May 15-19: Crafters needed. Call Randall Barger, 704-640-2326.

Call for performers

First Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: See Call for vendors.

Call for musicians

First Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: See Call for vendors.

Guitar competition — Registration opens in April for guitarists who want to perform at the nineteenth annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition at Grayson Highlands State Park. Form available at or Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition, c/o Herb Key, 1423 Dragway Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. All guitarists receive free passes to the festival, Saturday, June 15, Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson, Va.

Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Call for artists

First Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: See Call for vendors.

Randolph Arts Guild’s ‘Art on Sunset’ — May 4: Accepting applications for handmade fine arts, crafts items. Deadline March 31. Art on Sunset is a juried arts and crafts show in downtown Asheboro. Aapplications/guidelines at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., 336-629-0399,

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