Arts & Entertainment Briefs June 13-19

  • Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:25 p.m.
Brown: Spring Beauties, at the new Sundae Gallery in Concord
Brown: Spring Beauties, at the new Sundae Gallery in Concord

Saturday: Janus 4-14

Janus 4-14 is a band from Mount Airy, “that plays sweaty, high-energy rock-n-roll. Their performances consist of sing-a-long songs played with a frantic energy that veers into glorious abandonment.”

Janus 4-14 is playing Go Burrito on Saturday, June 15. The show is free, for age 21 and over, and starts at 11 p.m.

Morgan Ridge events

GOLD HILL — Hear Lonnie Carpenter on the patio during Wine Down Friday at Morgan Ridge Vineyards tomorrow from 5:30 to 8 p.m. RSVP is required for dinner reservations.

— On Saturday, June 15 is “Murder Mystery Dinner” starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $39 per person and reservations are required.

— Saturday, June 22 is “Girls Night Out & Howl At The Moon Festival” for $39 per person, including a concert performace by Ashley Jo Farmer and AJFB at MRV Pavilion. Ladies will receive a complimentary glass of wine; heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served; RSVP required. Men and couples also welcome on the patio to watch the beautiful full moon.

— To make reservations or for more information on these events, call 704-639-0911 or visit

Poetry and comedy

From 7-10 p.m. this Saturday night, June 15, Turoqua Correll presents a night of poetry and comedy at the 1440 Venue, 1440 N. Long St.

Poets scheduled to appear include Organix Sole Bolder, Tyisha TruthBtold Campbell, Ja Quezz Brown, Tia Glass, and Marcell Bellamy.

The lineup of comedians features BJ Lewis, Mook Mane, Jason One Chain Tuttle, Rich Yn Tv, Roosevelt Wilson, Grover Gets-It Garrison, Muquan Kennedy and Duki Stick.

The show includes adult content and is for those age 21 and up. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 DOS. For questions, call 704-738-5991; for advance tickets call 704-738-5991 or 7004-633-0977.

Characters welcome!

Movies in the Park

KANNAPOLIS — “Captian America,” (PG 13), about 8:45 p.m. Friday, June 7. Village Park, 700 West C St.

SALISBURY — “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” about 8:45 p.m., June 14. City Park lawn, Club Drive at Jackson St.

Summer ARTventures

Register for Summer ARTventures classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Classes for children ages 4-18 include painting, drawing, clay, sculpture, printmaking and more. Summer ARTventures begins June 24. Register for individual classes or for stay-all-day program.

See the brochure at Register online or call 704-636-1882.

Uptown Summer Stroll

LEXINGTON — This Friday, June 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in uptown Lexington, find music, activities for children and live music. The Sulkes Band Acoustic plays a mix of country, rock, pop and blues, and will be performing in the Conrad & Hinkle Square.

Other activities in the square include a children’s sidewalk chalk art area and Miss Charlotte, Uptown Lexington’s potbellied pig mascot along with her ‘parents’ Mark and Heather Beeson.

For plant lovers, Beth’s Greenhouse will be on West Second Ave. with plants for your garden or yard. The following stores will have wine tastings: The Backyard Retreat, 106 S. Main St. from 5- 7 p.m., Purple Pig Emporium, 221 S. Main St. from 4-8 p.m. and Black Dog Emporium, 22 S. Main St. from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Painting workshop correction

Mark Stephenson’s upcoming painting workshop is Saturday, June 29, not June 22. The all-day workshop is focused on learning the techniques of painting in oil. Pre-registration is required: $80 for group class. Details are at

Guitar recital

The community is invited to a guitar recital from Sweet Sounds Music next Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Miller Center, 1402 W. Bank St.

Blues & Jazz Festival vendor sign-up

Arts, crafts and international food vendors are invited to participate in the 15th annual Blues and Jazz Festival coming Saturday, Oct. 19. Volunteers are welcome as well. For details see

Broadway’s Best in Mocksville

MOCKSVILLE — Broadway’s Best Theatre Company announces their next production — “Broadway’s Best for Kidz, Tweens and Teens.” The show will feature songs from some of Boradway’s favorite musicals for kids and families, including numbers such as “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, “Never Never Land” from Peter Pan, “My Blanket and Me” from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, “Under The Sea” from The Little Mermaid, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” from Annie as well as music from Big River, the Lion King, Annie Get Your Gun, Big, Wicked and more.

“Broadway’s Best for Kidz, Tweens and Teens” will will run July 19 to 21 at the theater, 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, at the intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road. Show times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1, 4 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. To make reservations or for more info call 336-575-4446 or visit

‘Arcadia’ reception

The opening night reception following the performance of “Arcadia” is tonight, Thursday, June 13 at the Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St. For ticket information regarding the performance by the St. Thomas Players, call 704-647-0999 or visit

CFS hosts free concert

CHARLOTTE — Tomorrow evening, June 14, Charlotte Folk Society concludes their 30th anniversary season celebration with 26-year-old Elizabeth LaPrelle, master of the art of unaccompanied traditional Appalachian ballad singing, at The Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown.

LaPrelle is exceptional in her devotion to and mastery of the ancient art of Appalachian unaccompanied singing. She brings the old mountain ballads and songs to life.

Anyone can learn the old ballads but LaPrelle is able to capture the rhythm, the intensity, the breaks and sighs, that make this style of singing authentic.

With her old-time band, The Fruit Dodgers, she will perform ballads, songs, and traditional southern harmonies, with the addition of old-time tunes accompanied by banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

LaPrelle is an award-winning traditional singer and banjo player who has appeared on Prairie Home Companion, been interviewed and profiled on NPR, performed in concert all over the country and on the East and West Coasts as part of the Music From the Crooked Road Tour.

CFS gatherings are family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members offer loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing. For details , visit

PPT introduces the cast of ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’

Performance dates of PPT’s youth performance of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” are July 11-13 and 18-20. Meet the cast:

Ariel- Lizzie Medlin

Prince- Anthony Cataldo

Carlotta- Katie Cofer

Ursula- Alexa Hendrickson

Sebastian- William Clark

Flounder- Micah Cross

Chef Louis- Jacob Hammill

Arista- Lauren Hunkele

Allana- Micala Hall

Atina- Amery Barton

Adella- Hannah-Katherine Wall

Aquenta- Brooke Baldwin

Andrina- Summer Hall

Pilot- Corbin Elliott

Grimsby- Nick Barlow

Scuttle- Susannah Dixon

Jetsam- Austin Hayes

Fletsam- Ej Mcgorda

Seahorse- Saybrin Thomas

Triton- Michael Jones

SAILORS: Joe Cornacchione, Gavin McDaniel, Jayln McCombs, Owen Teague, Dante Cataldo, Garrett Alewine

MERFOLK: Berkley Loeblein, Korbynne Hill, Sarah Grizzard, Abby Robinette

PPT’s Norvell Theater is located at 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471.

Photography competition/exhibit

HICKORY — Full Circle Arts is looking for photographs in print format, framed, ready to hang on the wall for their summer competition/exibition. Entries should be hand-delivered to Full Circle Arts from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 20-21, or 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday June 22. Each artist may submit up to three works. Ribbons will be awarded. The judge is well-known photographer David Crosby. The show will be on display July 11-Aug. 3. Full Circle Arts is located at 29 Second St. NW, Hickory, 828-322-7545,

Grateful Dead ‘Meet Up’ 2013

CONCORD — The Grateful Dead is back for the third annual “Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013” on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. This year’s Meet Up features “Sunshine Daydream,” the most requested release of the band’s entire career. Originally shot on 16mm film on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon in 1972—and painstakingly restored to HD resolution—“Sunshine Daydream” captures the band at the height of their powers. With the Dead lending their services to the Kesey family to help keep their Springfield Creamery afloat, this colorful counterculture time capsule features special appearances by key members of the Grateful Dead community and a cavalcade of Merry Pranksters.

“Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013” will be presented at the AMC theater in Concord Mills 24,8421 Concord Mills Blvd. Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at

‘Les Laisons Dangereuses’ auditions

CHARLOTTE — Queen City Theatre Company will hold non-equity auditions for “Les Laisons Dangereuses” today, June 13 from 6:30-9 p.m. and tomorrow, Friday June 14, from 6-8 p.m., by appointment. Email

New art gallery to open in Concord

CONCORD — The Sundae Art Gallery will open Friday, June 14, with a reception from 6-9 p.m.

The idea developed from discussions between Peter Brown and Cabarrus Creamery owner Hunter Huss, who believes in enhancing the sense of community and the quality of life downtown. There is a history of art in the space, and art and artisan ice cream were a natural fit — so the Sundae Art Gallery will open above the Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union Street, Concord, with the kickoff of their “Second Fridays” series next Friday, June 14. The first group show is entitled “Eight ways from Sundae” featuring eight artists graduates plus their instructors from the Artist in Residence program of Braitman Studios in Charlotte. The gallery plans to host new art events the Second Friday of each month.

The gallery will also offer “Painting in the Gallery,” a series of classes hosted by Brown to work with artists seeking to find their own style. For information contact Pete Brown at 704-953-4304, or visit

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