Arts and Entertainment Briefs, May 23-29
Nashville singer/songwriters Annie Mosher and Erin Thomas will perform on the Blue Vine stage for the first time from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
There is a $3 cover.
The Blue Vine is located at 209 S. Main St.
For more information, call 704-797-0093 or visit www.thebluevine.com
Cultural Art Fest Saturday
KANNAPOLIS — The second Kaleidoscope family-friendly cultural arts festival will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
See painters, sculptors, juggling clowns, live music, live painting demonstrations and more.
This free event is a monthly cultural art walk featuring all aspects of culture, art and performance arts.
It takes place the last Saturday of the month.
Vendors interested in setting up for free can contact email@example.com.
This is a family friendly event and though it is free for performers, patrons and vendors, advance registration is necessary.
For more information call Michael Knox at 828-231-5037.
LGAC theater camp
The Looking Glass Artists Center will host a summer theater camp at the black box theater starting July 1.
Throughout the month, there will be three different classes covering many aspects of the theater experience, improv, writing, production and ending with a two week film class.
Go to Looking Glass Artists Center’s Facebook page for more information and prices.
Register directly with the instructor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 704-280-1483.
Class size will be limited.
PPT ‘The Nerd’ auditions
Auditions for “The Nerd” will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday on the third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
This inventive, side-splitting comedy centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life in Vietnam—the visitor turning out to be an inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
Performance dates are July 25-27, 31 and Aug. 1-3, with a Sunday matinee July 28.
For more information, call 704-633-5471.Friday night Summer Stroll
LEXINGTON — The summer season kick-offs in Lexington with the first stroll of the year from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Summer Stroll activities include music, a classic car cruise-in, sidewalk chalk art, shopping and dining – all within the uptown district.
Headlining the evening is Greg and the BBQ Band, who will be performing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conrad & Hinkle Square. The group’s sound is a mix of beach, classic rock, blues, and a touch of country.
The classic cars will line the four quadrants of the squares starting at 6 p.m. Cars should be in place by 6:15 p.m.
For more information about the Summer Strolls and cruise-in call Uptown Lexington at 336-249-0383 or visit www.uptownlexington.com.
Awaken dance conference
The second annual Awaken dance conference will be held June 7-9 on the Cornerstone Campus, 315 Webb Road.
Special guests include Mickye Castillo and team members from “Freedom in the Dance” ministries from Dallas, Texas.
This conference is for those at least 13 years old.
Pre-registration cost is $25 until May 31, and general registration will be $35. Lunch is included.
For more information, visit www.cornerstone-church.net or call 704-855-1218.
OCT ‘Bus Stop’ auditions
CONCORD — It is March and five bus passengers are stranded in the middle of the night at a diner, 25 miles west of Kansas City, Mo.
Among the passengers is Cherie, a young night club singer trying to avoid the advances of Bo, a brash young cowboy that has decided he is going to marry Cherie and take her home to his ranch in Montana.
“Bus Stop,” by William Inge, received four Tony nominations including one for Best Play.
Auditions are from 7 to 9 p.m. June 23-24. Registration is from 7 to 8 p.m.
Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. For a list of character descriptions, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org Performance dates are Aug. 1-18.
Old Court House Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW.
Maritime Museum webcast
On May 31, the NC Department of Cultural Resources will launch the 2013 Underwater Archaeology Dive Season, going after more of Blackbeard’s treasure Friday, May 31.
There will be a live Q&A webcast from the Maritime Museum in Beaufort for the state’s schools.
So far, 248 different classes from 115 different schools have registered to take part.
If you know a teacher or principal, school bus driver, or if you are part of an educational listserv, invite them and their friends to take part.
The Queen Anne’s Revenge Travelling exhibition will be opening in Asheville that day and will travel around the state for the next year and a half.
See http://news.ncdcr.gov/2013/05/15/treasures-from-blackbeards-queen-annes-revenge-at-the-western-office-in-asheville-for-a-limited-time/ for more information.
Carolina Beach Music fest
CAROLINA BEACH — For an original beach experience complete with a boardwalk, beach music, shag-dancing and old-fashioned summer fun, plan to visit Carolina Beach on Saturday, June 1 during the 28th annual Carolina Beach Music Festival.
Held on the beach strand near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, the annual summer music extravaganza features the best in beach music, a laid-back style of rhythm & blues with roots on the Carolina coast.
The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. with continuous live music until 4:30 p.m.
This year’s bands include festival favorites Jim Quick & Coastline (11 a.m.); The Craig Woolard Band (1 p.m.); and Spare Change (3 p.m).
Gates open at 10:30 a.m., so bring your chairs, sunscreen and coolers (no glass please) so you can spend all day listening and shag-dancing to classic beach tunes.
Tickets are now on sale ($15 in advance; $20 at the door) and are available at www.pleasureislandnc.org/beachmusicfestival.asp or 910-458-8434.
There will be a free outdoor showing of “Frankenweenie,” at the amphitheater, rated PG-13, at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, June 2.
29th Appalachian Summer Festival tickets available
BOONE — Tickets for all festival events are on sale now.
Music, theater and dance performances run from July 5-29 and include The Band Perry, Boz Scaggs, Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, Carolina Ballet, the Lunch and Learn Lectures and workshops for kids, teens and adults.
Ticket prices range from $5-$47. Call 800-841-2787 or sewe appsummer.org. Complete schedule can be found at www.tcva.org