Roundabout — What’s Happening April 18-24, 2013

  • Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:36 a.m.
Saturday: Hear Bloodwater (above) and Soul Prophet at The Inn. See Night Life for details
Saturday: Hear Bloodwater (above) and Soul Prophet at The Inn. See Night Life for details

Music & more

Edwards Family in concert at RPL — 7 p.m., Thursday, April 18: 2005 Junior Bluegrass Champions at Fiddler’s Grove Festival. Free. Stanback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St.,

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society presents ‘A Little Night Music’ choral concert — See Briefs, page 2D. Facebook /Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society, YouTube /SalisburyRowanChoral

FUMC hosts festival singers — 7 p.m., Saturday, April 27: FirstARTS series of First United Methodist Church hosts Carolina Voices’ Festival Singers from Charlotte in concert. Free, open to the public. 217 S. Church St., Matthew Brown, 704-636-3121, extension 104,

Jeremy Kittel Band at The Davis Theatre — 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20: See Briefs, page 9D. 704-920-2753,

Piano concert concludes Catawba Artist Series — 3 p.m., Sunday, April 21: piano concert by Steven Heyman, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Information Jacob Hahn, 336-456-4017,

Spring concert ‘Sounds from Broadway’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s eleventh annual spring concert, music from Broadway musical favorites, Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2204 Summit Ave., Kannapolis. Admission, canned food items or peanut butter for Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Food Panty. Info 704-425-3508,

RCCA presents Jaimee Paul, ‘At Last’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Tribute to the great girl singers of our time. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba campus, $20 adults, $5 students, presented by Rowan County Concert Association, tickets at Salisbury Belk, the Visitors’ Center, Literary Bookpost, Keppel box office one hour prior to show. Info at 704-633-1474.


MerleFest — 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.

Uptown Lexington’s third annual BBQ Capital Cook-off — Friday and Saturday, April 26-27: See Briefs, page 2D. 336-249-0383,, Facebook.

Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Free daytime events include historical tours, crafts, Fort Dobbs re-enactors, kid’s area, frozen t-shirt and hula hoop contests, live music. $5 wristband for alcohol at evening performance, bring your chair, no coolers. Details and lineup at 751-3304,

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, downtown Concord on Union Street. 704-784-4208,

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

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.


Opening night PPT’s Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ — April 18-20 and 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. VALUE NIGHT Wednesday, April 24, all tickets $10. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘South Pacific’ — April 25-27, May 3,4,10, 11 at 8 p.m. and April 28, May 5, 12 at 2:30 p.m. See Briefs, page 2D.

Tonight: Hot Flash Players of Lexington present ‘The Untimely Demise of Big Earl Jessup’ — 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. play, April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27: See Briefs, page 9D. 336-236-8007.

This & That

Carolina Artists meet at Rufty Holmes — 7 p.m., April 18: Planning for Student Art Show April 23-26, circus theme this year.

Downtown Salisbury 8th annual Earth Night Out — 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 19: Free, family-friendly event, booksignings, kids’s activities, live music from Big Break, Riyen Roots and The Family Tree Band, Porch Dog Revival, Band of Opportunity, No. 9 Coal. Live music, Salisbury sculpture show (www. SalisburySculpture. com), carriage rides, trolley rides, classic car show, kids’ activities. 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync. com/calendar

Salisbury Ghost Walk walking tour — 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 19: Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight because some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Tickets/reservations at or 704-798-3102.

Seventh annual bottle collectors’ show at the Civic Center — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 20: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Free and open to the public. Free bottle and pottery appraisals offered. Sponsored by Piedmont Bottle and Pottery Club, John Patterson, 704-636-9510,

Concord Library events — • 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 23: Let’s Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series, discussing “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. Register at 704-920-2053 • 4 p.m., Thursday, April 25: 5th-6th Grade Book Club reading from favorite poets in honor of National Poetry Month • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook

Yoga in the Vineyard — 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27: Relaxing session of mid-day deep stretch yoga session led by Anne Waters (Blue Ewe Studio), box lunch from L.A. Murph’s, complimentary glass of wine. $35. Register 704-633-1137 or Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road. Registration forms also available at Cauble Creek Vineyard, Green Goat Gallery & Blue Ewe Studio.

14th Annual Group Gold Hill 50K and 100K Bike Ride — 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25: registration, 9 a.m. rides begin. $25 includes lunch at Arbor in Historic Gold Hill at noon. Information Darrius Hedrick at or Arlene Kessler at


Earth Day Jam — Saturday, April 20: All- day music and arts festival fundraiser to benefit the LandTrust of Central NC and Saving Grace Farm. Informational booths, education, local artists, businesses, kids activities, music, food, brews, wine. Rain or shine, bring chairs, $20 in advance, $25 DOS, children 12 and under free. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop. Tickets, info at

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

Larry Kehres is ‘The Winningest Coach You Have Never Heard Of’ — 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1: Football coach from University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio. Adults $10, students $5. Coaches - bring students wearing your school colors and bring one free. Salisbury YMCA. Reservations/ or 704-637-4314.

Rhythm & Run 5K Fundraiser — 9 a.m. Saturday May 11: Sponsored by NC Music Hall of Fame Museum and Bank of the Carolinas, Music by Southern Pride. Register at or at the museum, 109 West A St., Kannapolis.

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, April 19: Porch Dog Revival Duo, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20: Brian Rogers and Billy Bussey. 704-797-0093,

Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m., Friday, April 19: The Band of Opportunity, $3 door fee • 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,

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

Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m. until, Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 8 p.m. until, Friday: open jukebox • 8 p.m. until, Saturday: open Jukebox. 704-638-8996.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 6 p.m., Friday, April 19: Metal night: Behold the City is the headliner from Canada. Also Fall of Goliath, Greater Is He, Bridges He Burned, A Heart Divided, Acacius, My Own Voyage, By You I See • 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20: Bloodwater, Soul Prophet. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. 704-213-1467.

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — Saturday, April 20: 5-Gun Fight • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • 5-7 p.m., Fridays: Local artist nights acoustic stage performances. 704-762-999,

Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — Tuesdays,Wednesdays: Live music on the patio • Mondays, Kids’ Night Out • Tuesdays, Bike Night • Wednesdays Cruise-In. All evenings begin at 5 p.m. 704-636-9561.

Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 pm., tonight, April 18: Karaoke performance • 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.

TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant & Lounge, 257 Boat Club Lane — 9 p.m. until, Saturday, April 20: Divided by Four.

Wine & beer tastings

The Blue Vine — 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays: Next wine tasting and dinner, May 7 • Fifth Tuesday event, April 29: Wine tasting potluck night, bring a dish to share; attendees encouraged to purchase a bottle to share. If you do not bring food or purchase wine to share, cost for the evening is $10 each • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-8:30 p.m., Friday, April 19: Earth Night Out beer tasting, tasting of 3 Lagunitas Beers by Mike Flock of Freedom Beverage. $2/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday April 20: Drop in for free wine tasting • Wine 101: Certified Wine Educator Andrew Alley on how to increase your knowledge of wine and wine tasting so you’ll feel more knowledgeable when selecting wines. 7-9 p.m., April 30, Understanding the Language of Wine and Wine Labels; 7-9 p.m., May 14, Wines of the Important Wine Regions of the World. $20 includes crystal wine glass to use and keep • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,


15th annual RiverRun Festival — Through April 21: The RiverRun International Film Festival will screen 143 films, including 66 features and 77 shorts from 35 countries. Tickets on sale at 336-721-1945 or


New stained glass classes — 6-8 p.m.  Mondays. Pre-register at 704-796-2260. Glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis,

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. April 20: Crabby Crabs. April 27: Forever Mom’s Day Flowers. Saturday, May 4: Butterfly Oasis. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.

Openings at Salisbury Art Station — A few openings in Tuesday classes 4-6 p.m. Ages: 6-9. $25 per session and sessions are ongoing. Email, call 704-754-0853.

New guitar classes at Rufty-Holmes — Beginning Monday, May 6 every Monday for eight weeks. Basic beginner guitar 2-3 p.m. • Beginner/intermediate guitar 3:30-4:30 p.m., Bring your own guitar. $30 due on first day of class. Bob, 704-636-9395. Pre-register by May 3 at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center 704-216-7714.

Learn felting, make a light and airy scarf workshop — 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 20: Fiber artist Liese Sadler. Call 215-300-4369 to check for openings.

Lamanno photography workshop — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 20: by David Lamanno, email to check for openings.

Beginning and intermediate weaving instruction — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, for more information.

Workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Registration and price info at 704-636-1882 or • 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. A fun workshop for daddies and children to create special Mother’s Day surprises including cards, painting, drawing, jewelry • Spring/Summer Wheel and Hand Building Clay Class: For ages 12 and up. April 23, 30, May 7, 14; open studio for register students, April 27 and May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; focus on basic, intermediate level techniques. For all skill levels.

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.

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.

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 classses with Patt Legg — Adult art classes at studio off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are ongoing, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples

Card making at the Y — Come make six cards/$10 • 6-8 p.m., April 18. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

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.


Student Art Expo 2013 — 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 and noon-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, April 25: See Briefs, page 2D. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. MLK Blvd.

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — • “Water,” Rail Walk Studio Artists Group Show through May 25. Artists C. Cross, I. Erickson, S. Forthofer, K. Frazer, K. Koskela, P. Legg, E. McAdams, L. Sadler, and M. Smith, explore the theme of water. Free, open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499,

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Elementary Schools exhibit through March 27 in the Young People’s Gallery; High Schools exhibit begins April 20, reception May 2 • Visual Places: Evolving from Nature,” through May 11: Four artists reflect on the intersection of architecture and nature through the use of 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,

Speakers and forums

Olde Rowan Fiber Guild round table forum — 6:30-9 p.m., Monday, April 22: Discussion on any and all fiber finishing techniques related to dyeing, spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, basketry, sewing, quilting, etc. Members and guests encouraged to bring up to three finishing technique ideas, including samples, tools. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Ave.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 19: Music with Marie Waller. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Tri-City Singles Dance — 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, April 27: Spring Fling Dance, dance the night away at the Elks Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro (corner of Battleground). Deejay playing 70s/80s/90s, beach, top 40, swing. Cash bar, door prizes, dress to impress, ladies choice dances. $12. Fourth Saturdays. Email

Home & garden

Salisbury-Rowan Farmers Market season opening — 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 20: parking lot at the former Wrenn House restaurant at 115 S. Jackson Street. Special activities planned for opening day.

Three gardening events in one — 8 a.m., Saturday, May 4: Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners plant sale and swap and auction. for complete list of plants. Also visit the Sensory Gardens, the Children’s Vegetable Garden and the beds in process. Master Gardeners will be on hand. Extension Office Campus, 2727 Old Concord Road, 704-216-8970.

Call for vendors

Lexington’s 17th annual Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 4: Host an exhibit or become a vendor. Event held at Finch Park. Contact the City of Lexington Recreation Department at 336-248-3960,, Facebook

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — Saturday May 11: See Briefs, page 2D.

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 ICS director Joshua McCrary, 704-657-9337,

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