Arts and Entertainment Briefs, April 18-24

  • Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:36 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:29 p.m.
A piano concert by Steven Heyman at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
A piano concert by Steven Heyman at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.

The Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society will present three performances of their “A Little Night Music” Choral Concert program Friday, Saturday and Tuesday.

Join the choir as they present choral arrangements of “A Feast of Lanterns,” “Beau Soir,” “Bright Morning Stars,” “Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain” and “The Stars Stand Up In The Air.”

The concert will feature soloists selections and will be directed by Catawba College alum Matthew Newton.

These free community choral concerts are open to the public. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

The concerts will be held at the following times and locations:

• 7 p.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St., Salisbury

• 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., Salisbury

• 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 110 W, Church St., China Grove

Student Art Expo 2013

Student Art Expo 2013

The three-day Student Art Expo 2013 will be on exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Civic Center.

This years’ theme is “Circus.” There will be fun activities going on in conjunction with the exhibit. More than 600 entries have been received.

The reception and awards ceremony is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25.

The exhibit will be held at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

‘South Pacific’ at OCT

CONCORD — Tickets are available for the Old Courthouse Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.”

The musical is rated PG and opening night is Thursday, April 25.

Performances are at 8 p.m. April 25, 26, 27, May 3, 4, 10 and 11. There will be Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. April 28, May 5 and 12.

Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405,

‘Artist Series’ concludes

A piano concert by Steven Heyman will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.

It will conclude the Catawba College Artist Series for spring semester. This concert is free and open to the public.

For additional information about the Catawba Artist Series, contact Jacob Hahn at or by phone at 336-456-4017.

Arts, crafts needed for Gold Rush Days

GOLD HILL — The Merchants of Gold Hill will host Gold Rush Day on Saturday, May 11, and are accepting applications for arts, crafts and Heritage Living exhibitors.

All items must be handmade by the exhibitor. No commercial products; no more than two exhibitors in a booth space. The event will be held in the village of Gold Hill.

The 63rd N.C. Troops will host a Civil War Living History Encampment and other artisans will offer Heritage Living Exhibits.

A gold panning competition will be held during the event.

Public gold panning will also be available.

Applications for arts, crafts, and heritage living exhibitors are available at 704-267-9439, or on Facebook.

Call for student art

The 10th annual Let’s Get Connected Day, to be held on May 18, is seeking student visual art and poetry entries based on the this year’s theme of “One Planet. One Human Family. One Community.”

Middle and high school students in Rowan County may submit art and poetry entries. They may be dropped off at the South Rowan Library or emailed to by May 6.

Winners will receive a cash prize and be on display at the event.

Call for artists

“Stomping Out Alzheimer’s One Step At A Time:” The 2013 FootLoose event is seeking artists, “arteests” and creative thinkers.

This is a grassroots art show and silent auction and 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to the local Walk for the Cure for Alzheimer’s research, awareness education and family support.

Original paintings, sculptures and photos will be accepted.

As for 3-D work, a shoe or pair of shoes can be decorated, embellished or restructured.

A pair can be created from any medium such as clay or paper mache. All formats are welcome. A lot of fun goes into plays on words. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate.

The show will be held at the Lee Street Theater. The opening and auction begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19.

More than 100 plays-on-words are available with the entry forms to give you a creative start. Email or call 704-603-2770.

Lexington’s BBQ Cook-off

LEXINGTON— The third annual Lexington BBQ Cook-off will take place in uptown Lexington Friday and Saturday April 26 and 27.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday with food vendors, the Wine Festival, beer tasting, kids’ activities and musical entertainment featuring Dark Water Rising from 7 to 9 p.m. The barbecue teams will start cooking later that evening!

Saturday begins with the opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m.

Music begins at 10 a.m. with Loose Cannons (Army Ground Forces Band) and Town Mountain followed by headline group, Jon Pardi at 3 p.m.

The Wine Festival runs from noon 4 p.m. and there is a kids’ activity area.

The competitors will be in action all day.

The awards ceremony at 4 p.m. concludes the day.

So far, 70 teams have registered with more expected throughout the next week.

Teams are coming from across the United States. The event is free to attend.

For more information, call 336-249-0383, visit or check Facebook.

‘Bare Bones Broadway’

MOCKSVILLE — Mocksville-based Broadway’s Best Theatre Company of NC will present a weekend of performances called “Bare Bones Broadway,” a musical revue at the future site of Broadway’s Best Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. April 26-28.

The show’s title reflects the facility’s current state of “bare to the walls.”

Along with the original, full-length two-act musical revue of Broadway songs, the event will showcase plans for the yet-to-be-renovated space.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 seniors/students; cash or check only at the door.

Advance tickets are available at 336-575-4446 or

The theater site is located at 103 Beechtree Place, between Mocksville and Bermuda Run in Davie County.

Visit for details.

10-minute play contest

CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre will host a 10-minute play writing contest open to all upcoming and playwrights at heart.

This year’s event is titled “Eat Your Heart Out” and is open to all North or South Carolina residents.

The deadline is June 24.

For complete details and rules see

Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405.

The Hot Flash Players present

LEXINGTON — The Hot Flash Players of Lexington will present “The Untimely Demise of Big Earl Jessup,” an original comedy written by Martha Shore.

Hilarity ensues when the women in Earl’s life gather one hour before his funeral to pay their respects to the man they have all loved and lost.

Come pay your respects tonight, April 18 and 19, 20 and 25, 26, and 27 at Tricia’s Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive in Lexington.

Tickets for this dinner theater production are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 336-236-8007.

Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the play begins at 7:30 p.m.

Jeremy Kittel at the Davis

CONCORD — The Jeremy Kittel Band will perform at the Davis Theatre on Saturday.

The band combines the drive of Celtic fiddling, spontaneity of jazz, soul of the blues and intricacies of chamber music.

Show time is 8 p.m. in the theatre at 65 Union Street S, Concord.

Tickets are $35 at the box office, 704-920-2753 or

Auditions for NCShakes

HIGH POINT — The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (NCShakes) will hold Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) for its upcoming production of Macbeth on Monday -Tuesday, April 29-30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Auditions are by appointment only.

To schedule an audition, call NCShakes at 336-841-2273. Additional information is available at

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