Roundabout — What’s Happening May 23-29

  • Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:03 a.m.
Saturday: Sean Stoots at The Inn. See Night Life, page 4D.
Saturday: Sean Stoots at The Inn. See Night Life, page 4D.


Second Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — 1-5 p.m., Saturday,May 25: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis, last Saturday each month. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, Organized by Modern Film Fest, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus.

Annual Memorial Week celebration at J.C. Price Post 107 — Friday, May 24-Saturday, June 1: Kick-off dance 9 p.m. Friday, followed by ceremonies, live music, festivities, carnival, gospel singings, dances, rides on the midway (5/30-6/1). 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, call 704-636-2950 for information and event schedule.

The Museum In Motion Festival — June 1: The “Museum in Motion” festival will provide as many experiences related to transportation as we can fit onto this 57 acre Historic site. While the museum is known best for railroading – and that will feature heavily into the event – fans of aviation, classic and antique cars, history and fun will find something to suit their tastes. Visit for more information. Spencer, NC trans museum

HillTop Community Carnival — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 1: Games, prizes, face painting, snow cones, popcorn, treats. Everything offered free. Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St.

28th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival — 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday June 1: Continuous live music with Jim Quick & Coastline; The Craig Woolard Band; Spare Change. Coolers, beverages, food allowed; no glass; no pets; no refunds. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 DOS. Details, online ticket purchases at or 910-458-8434.

29th Appalachian Summer Festival events — July 6-19: Music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film events in Boone. Tickets $5-$47, 800-841-2787,

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.,


Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘Grease: School Edition’ — Two teenagers in fictional Rydell High School 1959 Chicago. Performance dates June 21, 22, 29 at 7:30 p.m.; June 23 and 30 at 2:30 p.m. $10 general seating. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,

UNCC presents ‘Deep Water: The Murder Ballads’ — 8 p.m., Friday, May 31: Trio of dances based upon murder ballads, held at Knight Theater, Levine Center for the Arts, South Tryon St., Charlotte Tickets $18

This & That

Lexington’s Friday Night Summer Stroll season begins — 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 24: Music, classic car cruise-in, pigs, sidewalk chalk art, shopping, dining. See Briefs, page 2D.

2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series — Concerts, movies, stories, lunchtime events and more in Kannapolis this summer • Movies in the Park, approx 8:45 p.m. Friday, May 24: “Wreck It Ralph (PG)” Downtown Kannapolis, Village North Stage, Village Park, 700 West C St.,See for full schedule.

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

Movies in the Park Salisbury — 8 p.m. pre-movie; 8:45 p.m. movie begins, admission free. On the City Park lawn, Club Drive at Jackson St. • May 31: “Brave” • June 14: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” • July 12: “The Lorax” • Aug. 2: “Madagascar 3.”

Concord Library events — • 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 28: 3rd/4th Grade Book Club discusses”Bunnicula” by Deborah Howe, 704-920-2058 • 4 p.m., Thursday, May 30: 5th/6th Grade Book Club discusses “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen, 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook

Rave for middle school students — 6-10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1: with age-appropriate “rave” concessions and glowing novelties for sale, adult chaperons plus off duty officer for light security. $10 at the door. The black box theater at LGAC, 405 N. Lee St.

Center for Faith & the Arts One day spiritual retreat — Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Awakening to the Soul: Listening with Body, Mind and Spirit,” retreat for women led by Claudia Galup, Missy Barnes, Karen Campbell. $60 per person includes healthy lunch. Space is limited; register online: or by phone: 704-647-0999.

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum’s one year anniversary tour — Drop in 1-4 p.m., Saturday June 8: One year anniversary celebration tour and light refreshments. Free admission. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 704-762-9359, 108 Fourth St., Spencer,

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday May 24: Diane Hoffman and North Carolina Facedown Band, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday May 25: Singer Songwriter Series presents Annie Mosher and Erin Thomas, $3 cover. 704-797-0093,

Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907,, Facebook

ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, May 24: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman. 704-639-2600,

Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m., Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, no cover • Friday and Saturday: Open jukebox. 704-638-8996.

Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night featuring Crimes Against Humanity, LRC, Farkle, chess, backgammon, Boggle • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday, May 25: Acoustic and poetry with Don’t Look Just Listen, Sean Spillane, Tim Liske, Mishael Boyer, Sean Stoots, Kelcy Wrights, Abagail Snow, AJ Taylor and By You I See • Coming Saturday, June 8: benefit concert for missionary Chelsea Diloreto and African orphanage. 704-213-1467.

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: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25: Honeysuckle Ridge • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Local artist nights acoustic stage performances • 9 p.m. Fridays: Deejay. 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. — Thursday Nights at Rick’s will now feature regular Karaoke • 6 p.m. Mondays: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.

Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV spinnin tunes and handing the mic over for fun local talent with Karaoke • Saturdays: Open juke box • Tuesdays: Pool league night. 704-310-5503.

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

Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — • May 24: Dance; Free intermediate shag step lesson 7:15-8 p.m. Deejay Gene Sistare 8-11 p.m. • Open second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031,

TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant & Lounge, 257 Boat Club Lane — 9 p.m. until, Friday May 24: Carolina Breakers • Saturday May 25: Outside party begins 2 p.m., corn hole tournament, cookout, 5 p.m., male and female swimsuit contest, 9 p.m inside: The Feedback Band. Open Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m.

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

The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000,

The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000,

The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Reopens Saturday night with The New Familiars. 704-358-9298,

The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200,

Wine & beer tastings

The Blue Vine — Wine tasting and dinner first and third Tuesdays: Next one, June 4 • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 7 p.m. tonight, May 23: Beer dinner with Olde Hickory Brewery at Sweet Meadow Cafe, $42/person, call for reservations 704-636-5151 • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 24: Wine tasting featuring wines from around the world, $5/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 25: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,

Music & more

9th annual Pops at the Post concert by Salisbury Symphony — 8 p.m., Saturday, June 1, Salisbury Post loading dock, S. Church St., Salisbury Swing Band preshow music at 5-7 p.m. (rain venue: Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College),,

Pre-show by Salisbury Swing Band — 5-7 p.m., Saturday, June 1: First Bank parking lot on West Innes St. prior to Salisbury Symphony’s Pops At The Post concert. Under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, features vocalist Lonnie Carpenter. www.salisburyswing

The Singing Americans of Stanly County — 3 p.m., Sunday, June 30: 40-voice choir with 4-5-6 part harmony, presents patriotic cantata. Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 24/27 W. and Newt Road, Albemarle. Free, donations accepted. 704-982-9340

Brad Paisley with Chris Young, Lee Brice — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Friday June 7 • Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh, Saturday June 8. 800-745-3000 or

American Idol Live Tour 2013 — Thursday, Aug. 8: Tickets start at $33.50. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, 800-745-3000,,

Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Reba Mcentire, May 26 • Dwight Yoakam, June 14 • Billy Idol, June 21 • Gary Allan, June 28 • Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, July 6 • Ultimate Elvis Contest, July 13 • The Black Crowes, Aug. 2 • Trace Adkins, Aug. 10. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.


PPT’s second annual 50th Anniversary Gala fundraiser and Legendary After Party — 7 p.m., May 31: Emcees Kent Bernhardt, Gary Thornburg host a night of favorite past performances plus sneak preview of 2013-2014 season. Tickets, sponsorship opportunities at 704-633-5471, single tickets $50. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.,

Nazareth Children’s Home 107th annual FunFest — 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1: Deejay Butch Mattox announces the day-long live entertainment: Carla Black, Carson Hill, Arthette Walker, Center Stage Dance, Rowan Big Band All-Stars, Tommy Black Band, as well as raffles for big items. 704-2795556.

To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., will donate proceeds from all haircuts first Saturdays. $15, by appointment only. Call 704-431-7854 to schedule. $15 • Through June 15: Meals on Wheels Outback Takeaway Fundraiser, 1020 E. Innes St., $15 per ticket, takeout only, call Meals on Wheels office 704-633-0352.


The Vine Events presents ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ — 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 29: AMC Concord Mills 24 Theatre in Concord, purchase ticket(s) online Tickets $12.


Chrismons, all new designs — • Beginners 2: Thursday, May 30, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate, Friday, May 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • New Beginners, Saturday, June 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Beginners 1, Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m.-noon • Advanced, Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,

Theater for beginners — 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday June 6: Summer day camp at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. A child’s first introduction to performing arts; learn self-esteem, confidence, good listening skills. $35, 10-camper limit, pack your lunch, snacks provided. Sign up by June 5. Held at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 704-762-9359, 108 Fourth St., Spencer,

LGAC summer theater camp — Begins July 1, runs all month: three different classes covering many aspects of the theater experience, Improv, writing, production, ending with two-week film class. Info/prices at Looking Glass Artists Center Facebook page, or register directly with instructor or 704-280-1483 Class size limited.

Second annual Awaken dance conference — June 7-9: Age 13 years and up, pre-registration $25 until May 31, general registration $35, lunch included. Cornerstone Campus, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218,

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

Pottery 101— Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Students create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included • Father’s Day Mug: Saturday, June 1. Goofy Gator: Saturday, June 8. Flower Pot Buddy: Saturday, June 15. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144, 704-209-1632.

Salisbury Art Station — • Ongoing weekly classes where instructors share their knowledge; foster skills. Limited openings, $25/class, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 5-7; • Email, call 704-754-0853.

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

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 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 — Make six cards/$10 • 1 p.m., May 20, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

PPT summer theatre camps — Begin June 10: Limited space remaining for elementary-high school with new K-2nd grade camp this season. Complete list of camps and instructors at Register at 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Tri-City Singles dance/party — 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, May 25: Dance the Moon Dance or any other when you dance the night away with the deejay playing 70s/80s music, beach music, top 40, swing. At the Elk’s Lodge, 2201 W. Cornwallis Drive, Greensboro. Cash bar, door prizes, ladies choice dances. Admission $12. Dress to impress. Dance held fourth Saturdays. Info at


Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Bus Stop’ — 7-9 p.m., Thursday-Friday June 23-24: Cold read from the script. See for character descriptions. Show dates Aug. 1-18. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405,

PPT ‘The Nerd’ — June 4-5: The hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life and who turns out to be an incredibly inept nerd. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471.

St. Thomas Players ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ — 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 28: Cold readings from the script, bring headshot if possible. Five roles for actors of all of all races. Performance dates July 11-14, Director, Dr. Beth Homan, Catawba College. Performance dates June 13-23. Auditions are at Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.,basement of Haven Lutheran Church.

Home & garden

Rowan Rose Show — Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26: Rowan Rose Society’s annual show at the Salisbury Mall (note this is a different location). Area rose growers may enter roses 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday morning. Show features hundreds of roses, also rose arrangements. Info 704-633-7024.

Davidson County Master Gardeners’ 9th annual Garden Tour — 10 a.m.–4 p m., Saturday, June 1; 1-5 p.m., Sunday, June 2: Wallburg area, northeast Davidson County.


Fine Frame Gallery presents Rail Walk Artists — Through May see new works by Phyllis Steimel. Also on exhibit: Sharon Forthofer (oil), Karen Frazer (encaustic), Erickson (mixed media), Kenneth Koskelo (oil), Elizabeth McAdams (photography), Liese Sadler (fiber), Marietta Foster Smith (oil). Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-647-0340 or

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. — New exhibition opens Saturday, May 25: Four female artists examine function, meaning of memory and its role in nature/nurture in shaping cultural norms for women. Friday, May 31: Informal gallery talks with artists at 5p.m., reception, 6-8 p.m. • Also, solo exhibition from this year’s Dare to Imagine Award winner, Kaitlin Crouch, art student at East Rowan High School.


YMCA sponsored trips — • June Trip: Historic Valedez, lunch, wine tasting • July Trip: Queens Landing: Lunch and a boat ride • August Trip: Carolina Lily, end of summer lunch and shops • Future trips: Call Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111,, • Alaska Trip: Call Barbara Franklin 704-636-0111 • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise, Sept. 3-15: Inside Passage Cruise, Denali National Park, Hubbard Glacier, McKinley Express Rail • California New Year’s GetAway featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014: behind-the-scenes float viewing, gala New Year’s Eve party, Bandfest • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.

Call for models

Call for models — Models needed for Life Drawing classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center 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. 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

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Fourth Saturday, May 25: artists and performers invited to monthly cultural art and performing art event. Free, but advance registration required. Info at or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.

Sam’s Smoke Off inaugural BBQ Festival — June 8: Smoke Off will be held at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds in Newton. Application fee $50, deadline May 24 at, 828-221-8686. Sponsored By Sam’s Club.

Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Plans are for 65 competition teams, free entertainment. Fall 2013. Interested vendors or sponsors see or call Gary at 704-638-6044.

Call for parade entries

Faith 4th of July parade — Entries now being accepted for the Faith 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. Deadline for entries Friday, June 21. Call 704-279-2256 for info. For Faith Idol entry information, see Call for Performers.

Call for writers

Concord’s 10 Minute Play writing contest — Old Courthouse Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Writing Contest open to all North and South Carolina residents. Deadline June 24. Complete details and rules of entry at

Call for performers

Patriotic and benefit concerts — Singers invited to join Piedmont Choral Society’s 10th Annual Patriotic and Benefit Concerts, no audition, no charge, no vocal experience necessary. All voice parts needed. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Monday nights in June at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N, Concord. Concerts scheduled for June 27-30 in Concord/Kannapolis. Information 704-699-6053 or

Faith Idol competition — Entries now being accepted for Faith Idol competition. Age categories: 12 and under, 13-18, 19 and up (adult). This event is held during the Faith Fourth of July celebration. Registration fee $10. 704-279-2256 for information or to enter. Deadline June 21. For parade entry informatio

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

Call for artists

St. John’ s seeks artists — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., seeks artists to create two-dimensional or three-dimensional art for a two-month sermon series on “Restoration: Encounter and Response.” Digital submissions only, accepted through May 31. Three grand prize winners of $500 each, with work on display at the church June-July. Reception June 21 at Pottery 101. Artwork must be no more than 4 ft. high, weigh no more than 40 lbs. Information Cheryl Goins

Artists/teachers wanted — Looking Glass Artist Center, 405 N. Lee St., seeks new and exciting ideas for summer art camps for children.Contact

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