Arts and Entertainment Briefs, May 2-8
The official fundraising kick-off event for Salisbury’s first off-leash dog park will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Bring your favorite canine to the site of the future dog park and celebrate the start of the fundraising campaign with a day filled with food, music, doggie Olympics, K9 contests and pet vendors.
City staff members will be on hand to discuss park plans and answer questions.
Admission is free to the general public. All leashed dogs are welcome.
The celebration will be held at the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., right next to the Salisbury Civic Center.
Visit www.DogPAWsNC.webs.com for more information, or call 704-754-2536 or 704-458-4677.
Watt at Waterworks
Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St., will host the 12th Congressional High School Art Competition.
Entries will be on exhibit from through May 28 in the second floor Delhaize Conference Room.
This competition encourages and recognizes the rich artistic talents of our nation’s young people.
A reception will be held at noon Saturday, when winning entries will be announced by Congressman Mel Watt.
The first place winning entry will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
This student will become eligible to receive a $3,000 per year scholarship.
Music at Cauble Creek
The music duo Shades of Blue Duo will be performing at Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
A native of Winston-Salem, Claire Culbreath began her career as a pianist at the age of eight and at 17 she received a music scholarship to Lenoir-Rhyne College, where she majored in piano performance.
She and John Brandon make up Shades of Blue, and perform regularly at coffee houses, restaurants, charity events and vineyards.
There will be a $10 cover charge.
Call 704-633-1137 or email Sales@CaubleCreekVineyard.com to make reservations.
Find out more about Shades of Blue by visiting their website at www.shadesofblueband.com. Last week for exhibit
The Rowan Museum’s current special exhibit, “Perfect Palette: A Black Perspective,” will close Sunday, May 12.
Local black artists whose work is on display are Jimmy Alston, Charles “Peanut” Barber, Brielle Blaire, James Donaldson, John Graeber, Michael Kirksey, Randall Leach, Delores Medlin, Charles Ramsey, Jason Sturdivant, Vashti Usry and Liz Wahid.
The Museum is located at 202 N. Main St..
For more information, call 704-633-5946 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Ghost Walk events
Walk through haunted downtown Salisbury at 8 p.m. Friday.
Bring cameras and smart phones for individual investigating.
The walk is $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Make reservations at email@example.com
Ghost Hunting Investigation. in conjunction with SRS Paranormal of Lexington, Salisbury Ghost Walk will host a full investigation of the Salisbury Wine Shop from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 17.
Bring cameras and digital recorders; a limited number of hunting equipment will be distributed and participants will be divided into groups to investigate the three story building.
Cost is $25 per person and is required in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It includes the investigation plus wine tasting afterward.
Participants must be over the age of 21.
This event is limited to the first 30 paid reservations.
For details on either event, call John at 704-798-3102.
Daniel Boone Festival
MOCKSVILLE — The annual Daniel Boone Family Festival in downtown Mocksville will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The daytime events, running until 5 p.m., are free, and include historical tours, crafts, Fort Dobbs historical re-enactors and a kid’s area.
The entertainment schedule at Junker’s Outdoor Theater is:
• Noon to 2 p.m. — Caleb’s Bridge; Christian rock.
• 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Tony Bailey, country rock and Johnny Cash hits.
• 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Frozen t-shirt and hula hoop contests.
• For the evening performance only, 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a $5 charge for wristbands for alcohol purchase (no coolers please). Hear The Sleeping Booty Band playing rock of the 70s, 80s, funkadelic and beach music. Bring your chair.
For more information. call 336-909-2263 or visit www.danielboonefamilyfestival.com
Rail Walk at Fine Frame
Through the month of May, works by Sharon Forthofer (oil painter), Karen Frazer (encaustic), Ingrid Erickson (mixed media), Kenneth Koskelo (oil painter), Elizabeth McAdams (photographer), Liese Sadler (fiber artist) and Marietta Foster Smith (oil painter) can all be viewed at Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St.
LEXINGTON — Experience the Multicultural Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Finch Park.
The festival features a main stage area and five villages.
Each village showcases native dress, music, visual arts, exhibits and food indicative of their particular culture.
Fun for all ages includes The International Children’s area with rides and amusements and the TeenScene with gaming competitions.
Visit www.lexingtonnc.net for more information.
Art Festival in Concord
CONCORD — Concord’s 8th annual Spring into Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
This free event features performing and visual artists showing, sharing, demonstrating, performing and selling their work.
The day also includes children’s art activities, musical performances, a juried art show, food by local restaurants and vendors, a beer and wine garden and ice sculptures.
The all-day live entertainment includes Zumbatomic, Dancing Stories, Imusination, Pickle Mamas Hoop Fun, Jeff Whittington, Melodies Curse, John Culbreath and Old Courthouse Youth Theater ‘s “Grease: The School Version.”
For more information, visit www.concorddowntown.com
Faith Fourth coming up
Faith 4th of July parade entries
Entries are now being accepted for the Faith Fourth of July Parade. Entry deadline is June 21. Call 704-279-2256 for more info.
Faith Idol competition
Registrations for the annual Faith Idol Competition are now being accepted. The competition is held during the Faith Fourth of July celebration.
Registration fee is $10, entry deadline is June 21.
Age categories are 12 and younger, 13-18 years old and 19 and older. Call 704-279-2256 to enter.
The Salisbury Symphony Guild will play host to chef Erik Sandstedt of Seasons Catering in Asheville from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
Sandsted will prepare hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a taste of wine and ideas for tablescapes to enhance your party, all accompanied by music.
Tickets for “Let Us Entertain You” are $75 per person.
The event will be held at the Catawba College guest house, elegantly furnished and known as the Cloninger House.
Make reservations by visiting salisburysymphony.org or calling 704-637-4314.
May the 4th Be With You
GREENSBORO — The Greensboro Pops Symphony presents The Music of John Williams in two performances, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., on Saturday, May 4. Relive the thrill of Superman, Star Wars, Jaws, E.T. and Harry Potter — plus a special presentation by members of the Fighting 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion, both international Star Wars Costuming Groups, appearing as characters of the Star Wars saga.
Westover Church parking is located at 505 Muirs Chapel Road. For tickets or information: 336-335-5456 x 224 or www.greensborosymphony.org
Free for Mom: Beethoven’s Ninth
CHARLOTTE — The special Mother’s Day matinee of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Christopher Warren-Green conducting, featuring The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, is Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at the Belk Theater. Tickets are start at $27.50 and Moms are free on Sunday with purchase of one full price ticket. Enter promo code MOM online or call 704-972-2000.
The Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is located at 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, www.carolinatix.org
WW II battle at Latta Plantation
CHARLOTTE — This weekend, May 4-5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., historic Latta Plantation will honor veterans with a re-enactment of a World War II battle in 1943 Sicily. See the allied and axis forces battle across the plantation. The main battle is at 2 p.m. each day. Other activities include patrol demos, paratrooper and equipment rigging demos, German mine field demos, war corresponding, US airborne and UK airborne equipment display, allied field kitchen, message center, command post, motor pool, aid station, mortar range, axis message center, command post, weapons demo, and ride on a German halftrack. On Sunday only is a period soldier church service at 10:30 a.m.
Free with regular site admission. WW II veterans admitted free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org