Roundabout — What’s Happening Aug. 15-21
Tonight: Show at Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — Aug. 15-19: “Broadway—The 50s thru the 80s” • Individual and season tickets at 336-575-4446 or www.broadwaysbest.biz. Single tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road.
Old Courthouse Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Festival — 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday Aug. 23-24: Seven original plays by NC and SC authors on a theme of “Eat Your Heart Out.” General admission $10, details 704 788-2405 or www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
OCT’s Living Room Reading Series performs ‘The Bad Seed’— 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8 by Maxell Anderson, From the novel by William March. On the surface little Rhoda Penmark is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. Free, rated PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Music & more
Harvest Festival Featuring Gigi Dover & The Big Love — 1-5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17: Gigi Dover, www.gigidover.com/home.cfm. At Morgan Ridge Vineyards, 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, morganridgevineyards.com
Union Street Live Evening — 6-9 p.m., free outdoor summer concert on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, third Thursdays through Sept. • Aug. 15: Craig Woolard • Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
Rachel Kurtz in concert at St. John’s — 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: Singer/storyteller Rachel Kurtz in concert; Kurtz will also record a CD with the high school youth. All youth and friends are invited. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., free, the public is invited. For information contact Danielle Kosanovich, 704-636-3431 ext. 217, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Mayfield Parade at the Double Door — 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7: David Mayfield has performed with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, at Bonnaroo. For age 18+. Tickets $12 ADV/$14 DOS, http://thedavidmayfieldparade.com. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Av., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
Delbert McClinton at the The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Doors 7 p.m., music 8 p.m., Friday Sept. 13, $35 advance, $40 DOS. 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
Tomorrow: Now Are The Foxes ‘This is Why we Aren’t Famous’— 7:30 p.m., Aug. 16-17: Improv comedy at the LGAC black box theater on N. Lee St., tickets at 704-310-5507 or www.leestreet.org/tickets/
Comic legend James Gregory at the Meroney — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Tickets start at $27, available at 877-643-6854, 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com/home/HOME.html. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
‘Clean Guys of Comedy’ broadcasts live from the Buell Theatre — 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19: A night of laughter without the f-bombs with “Full House” star Dave Coulier and comedians Jamie Kennedy, Andy Hendrickson, Ralph Harris, Heather McDonald. Ticket info at Cinemark Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road, 704-639-1342, www.cinemark.com
8th annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival — 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17: Celebrating the tomato and farms that have been growing them in Woodleaf for more than a century. Event begins with antique tractors and more in parade, followed by Little Miss Tomato contests for children, silent auction, craft demonstrations, tomato eating contest, live music, games for children, toy-tractor pull for children,food, attic sale, tomatoes and other produce for sale. Held at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleve NC, as church building fundraiser. www.facebook/woodleaftomato
Music on the Mountain with Matthew Weaver and The Edwards — 1-3 p.m., Saturday Aug. 31: Free annual family event features Matthew Weaver and the Edwards performing at Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, Dunn’s Mountain Road. Information: Bob Pendergrass, 704 216-7819 or Bob.Pendergrass@rowancountync.gov
BeachFest at the Rowan County Fairgrounds — Gates open 11 a.m., Aug. 31-Sept 1: The Catalinas, The Time Clark Band, Too Much Sylvia, Atlantic Groove, Holiday Band, Ken Knox and Co., Darrell Harwood, Sugarcreek Reunion. General admission, bands begin at 2 p.m. Tickets: 1 day advance $25, DOS $30; 2 day advance $35, DOS $40; call for VIP or camping info. Sponsored by Rowan County Fair Association. 704-640-2326, www.rowancountyfair.net
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — 1-5 p.m., Saturday Aug. 31: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis, last Saturday monthly. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, email@example.com or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, firstname.lastname@example.org. Organized by Modern Film Fest, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus.
Battle of Bost Grist Mill, A Civil War Reenactment — Sept. 7-8: See hundreds of re-enactors, feel the thunder of artillery, witness first-hand Civil War medicine, talk with civilians from the 1860s, stroll through military camps. Gates open 10 a.m., admission $12 for ages 13-adult, $8 for ages 6-12, 5 and under free. Bost Grist Mill 704-782-1600, 4701 Highway 200 Concord, www.bostgristmill.com, Event website: http://battleofbost.tripod.com/index.html
Daniel Boone’s Trail celebration — 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10: Rowan History Club presents 100th Anniversary Celebration in honor of the Daughters of the American Revolution marking Daniel Boone’s Trail, guest speaker Randell Jones, author of “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone,” at Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. More info at www.danielboonefootsteps.com
Meet the artist of ‘Capitol Farewell’ — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Sept. 14: Mort Künstler signs prints of Civil War painting “Capitol Farewell,” as part of upcoming exhibit at N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh showcasing original paintings. “For Us the Living: The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler” opens Friday, Aug. 23. Signing takes place in the Museum Shop. 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
Stoneman’s Raid tour announced — “Driving Dixie Down Tour: Stoneman’s Raid of 1865 in North Carolina,” Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013, will visit sites from Danbury to Old Salem to Salisbury, $295, stay at historic Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem, www.brookstowninn.com. Information and registration 1-855-OUR-HISTORY (687-4478) or email info@AmericasHistoryLLC.com
Living History Saturdays at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 17: Living history demonstration in addition to regular site activities at the last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public, daily tours of the circa 1800 Latta home and 11 outbuildings, kitchen garden, rare and endangered breeds of historic livestock. Free with regular site admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, 5 and under free) • Aug. 17 - 18th- World War II Living History • Located on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
Revolutionary War Battle at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Find out why Cornwallis called Charlotte a ‘Hornet’s Nest of Opposition.’ Reenactors will fight the Battle of Charlotte at 2 p.m. each day. $8 per person, 5 and under and free. 5225 Sample Rd Huntersville, 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org/
Seeking historic Gold Hill photos —Photo history of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mining District being compiled for publication and release prior to the 25th Founders Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.
This & That
Hot Summer Nights Gold Hill Cruise-In — 2-8 p.m., Saturday Aug. 17: Annual cruise-in and shop crawl, cars on display, family games and activities, food vendors, deejay Gary Walters with music for Shag competition and dancing. Free admission. 704-279-5674 or www.historicgoldhill.com
Fall Wildlife Expo — Saturday Aug. 17: begins 10 am., freebies for first 300 people, all-day food drive to benifit Rowan Helping Ministries, seminars on hunter/gun safety education, live bluegrass music, local vendors, door prizes, games, food, fun for the whole family. Hosted by West Rowan Farm Home & Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801, Mount Ulla, 704-278-2800.
Family Laser Show — 5 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17: “Laser Country,” from Johnny Cash,d Patsy Cline to Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band. Audiences are encouraged to wear cowboy or cowgirl attire. Viewer discretion is advised; some images and lyrics may not be appropriate for young viewers. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show time. Admission is $3 for adults. 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 1-7 p.m. Aug. 17: Cosplay picnic, City Park shelter # 1 • For the month of August, NC Rowan County Anime Group hosts display at main headquarters of Rowan Public Library on Anime Conventions, Anime magazines, manga, Japanese Pop Stars • www.facebook.com/ events/list/ 2013/August#!/events/396382917126876/
Historic Spencer Shops Railroad Show — Aug. 24-25: NC Transportation Museum hosts a rail fan’s paradise, with model train vendors, railroading collectibles, model train layouts, a line-up of speakers, kids’ games and crafts, model building clinics, storytelling for a special family day out. Grand prizes given away at 4 p.m. each day. Admission $11 adults; $10 seniors/active military; $4 kids 3-12 includes museum admission; train rides extra. www.nctrans.org
Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow style) — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday Aug. 23-24: Antiques dealer Michael Hanson looks at visitor’s items, offers advice/information on general merchandise including toys. Bring family heirloom, yard sale bargains. $5 per item, limit two per person.
Rachel Kurtz in concert at St. John’s — 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: Singer/storyteller from Minneapolis, featured artist at 2012 National Lutheran Youth Gathering, will record a CD with the local high school youth. Free, all youth and friends invited. St. John’s, 200 W. Innes St., info Danielle Kosanovich, 704-636-3431 ext. 217, or email@example.com
Remembrance of 9/11 at Price of Freedom Museum — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday Sept.14: Celebrate “Memories of Yesteryears,”bring restored farm equipment and vehicles to display, listen to Gospel and Bluegrass music, see progress being made on Patterson School restoration. Also backyard BBQ sponsored and sold by We Care Ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Grove. Price of Freedom Museum, intersection of Patterson and Weaver Roads. Information: Bob Mault 704-857-7474.
‘The Legend Of Lizard Lick’ book reading and author — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 21: Children ages four to twelve and their parents are invited to a reading of Karen Matthews’ new children’s book, “The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale.” Coloring activities follow. The Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788 email firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series —www.cityofkannapolis.com: • Movie in the Park Kannapolis— Village Park, 700 West C St., movie starts approx 8:45 p.m. Friday Aug. 16: E.T. The Extraterrestrial (PG) • Stories Under the Stars — Aug. 17: Dancing Stories, Traditional African dances, stories performed by April Turner. • Sept. 21: Poetry Alive
Concord Library events — • Wii Open Play 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Smash Brothers Brawl, more. 704-920-2053 • The League of Extraordinary Legos, Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m., we’ll supply the Legos, children ages 4-12 bring imagination and building skills. Donations of extra Legos appreciated. 704-920-2058 • Concord Teen Book Discussions Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. discussing “The Dangerous Days of Daniel X” by James Patterson, 704-920-2053 • ALOHA! End of summer luau, Wednesday, Aug.21 at 3 p.m., receive a lei, make a grass skirt, dance to Hawaiian music, 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Wine & beer tastings
The Blue Vine — Wine tasting and dinner first and third Tuesdays: Next wine tasting and dinner: Tuesday Aug. 20. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16: Wine Tasting - 6 Wines for Autumn with Sommelier Damon Haynes of Proof Wine & Spirits. $5/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 16: Bluegrass and django inspired swing with Mark Schimick & Billy Constable, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17: Blazin’ Blues Bob, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Live music 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday nights. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday-Saturday: open juke box. 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. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17: Eagle’s Call and Caleb’s Bridge. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Danny Franklin, former lead singer of Jericho, plays live — • 8-11 p.m. Aug. 17, Sept. 7, 28: Vino Hops, 219 W. “A” Ave., Kannapolis • 5-7:30 p.m. Monday Aug. 19, Sept. 9, 22: The Pub, Main Street Kannapolis.
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., Saturdays: Live music • 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Line dance lessons • 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays: Bike Nite with deejay Ron • Thursdays: Karaoke contest • 5-7 p.m. Fridays: Deejay Snow, line dance lessons 7 p.m. • 704-762-999, www.nashvillenightsalisbury.com
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Cruise-In, 10 percent off. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: 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 plus 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 — • 8-11 p.m., Saturday Aug. 17: Black Angus Grille hosts beach night, 125 N. Center St., Statesville, deejay Buck Crumpton from S.C. $5 cover, light menu to order from if you want dinner. www.statesvilleshagclub.com
Statesville Shag Club’s 10th annual Summer Sizzler — 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday Aug. 24: Line dance workshop 11:15-noon; Sam and Lisa West workshops 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; vendors, bling, shag items, wine tasting, more; deejays Gene Hensley and Gene Sistare. Hot dog lunch at noon, dinner at 6 p.m.; free beer and shot parties, chinese auction, half n half exhibitions, special entertainment. Only 175 reservations available. VFW Post 2031, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville. $35 per person. firstname.lastname@example.org, 36-492-6053. Portion of proceeds to Hospice of Iredell.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Saturday Aug. 17: corn hole tournament registration at noon, game at 2 p.m.; 9 p.m. live house band • Summer hours Thursday-Friday: 4 p.m. until, Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
Back to School Blast — Saturday Aug. 17: Community-wide school supply donation drive hosted by Bella Vita Salon. To help or contribute call 980-255-0929 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or email email@example.com
Statesville Shag Club’s Gold Outing for Hospice — Tee off 1 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7: Golf tournament fundraiser to benefit Hospice of Iredell County, held at River Oaks, 233 Broken Arrow Drive, Statesville. Info Steve Davidson 704-872-9704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Silver Buckle Charity Ball — Tickets are now available for Saving Grace Farm’s Sept. 14. fundraiser for programs for people with special needs. Contact Janna Griggs at 704-638-2339 or email@example.com
Thirteenth Annual Blues & Burritos — 6 -10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Max Drake, Shelia Carlisle join the Part Time Blues Band. All donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and the Mooresville Christian Mission. Hosted by Homesley & Wingo Law , held on the front lawn of historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. Complimentary beverages and a limited supply of burritos. www.lakenormanlaw.com or Facebook
Chrismons, all new designs — • Beginner One: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Beginner Two: Thursday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate: Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Advanced: Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Beginner Line Dancing — Through Sept. 26: New Beginner Line Dance class at 4:45-5:30 Thursdays. $30, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
Children’s choir festival clinic — Sept. 13-14: Children’s choir festival “And God Created Music!,” for children’s choir directors and children grades 2-5. Two-day clinic is $20 for directors,free for children. Registration deadline Aug. 31. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Information at stjohns-salisbury.org
Senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55 and older at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, beginner and intermediate levels. Mondays 2 p.m. (beginner) and 3:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate) starting Sept. 9. Cost $35 per class includes workbook. Questions: Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at www.guitarheel1.blogspot.com
Stained glass — 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Pre-register at 704-796-2260. Glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, www.celestialglasworks.com
Pottery 101 adults — 8-week session for adults. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday evenings Sept. 5-Oct. 24. $200 plus $10 tool fee. Call or come by to sign up. 704-209-1632
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes where instructors share their knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. Tuesday ages: 5 and up, Wednesday ages 7 and up. $25 per session, 704-754-0853 or email@example.com
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zumba fitness — • 9 a.m., Saturdays through Aug., Westside Swim and Racquet Club, Neal Road. 45-min. classes open to the public, $3 • 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.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. 6 p.m. Tuesdays in “the Artist’s Bungalow” (Patt’s home studio) in Salisbury. Call for info about supplies, etc. or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, http://www.pattlegg.com/
Card making at the Y — Make six cards/$10: 1-3 p.m., Aug. 19. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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.
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.
Piedmont Singles — • 7:15 p.m. Friday Aug. 16: Someone Who Cares Outreach Ministry to speak, sing, entertain. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars — Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s Cinema Under the Stars series, Friday nights starting Aug. 16. Gates open 8 p.m., films at 9 p.m. Arrive early, bring a picnic; wine, beer will be available for purchase. Rain location, Babcock Auditorium. Admission $5 per person, cash only. Details 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
— Aug. 16: “Annie Hall” (1977), 93 min., directed by Woody Allene.
— Aug. 23: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), 115 min., directed by Steven Spielberg.
— Aug. 30: “Back to the Future” (1985), 116 min., directed by Robert Zemeckis.
— Sept. 6: “Airplane!” (1980), 88 min., directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker.
Modern Film Fest shows ‘Core.Sounders’ at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films. 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23: Documentary about North Carolina coastal communities in transition. Seating first-come, first-serve; tickets not required. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArts
PPT ‘Leap of Faith’ — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday Aug. 19-20: Open auditions for dancers/singers. Prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show. Dancers bring in character shoes. All ethnic and racial backgrounds needed. Performance dates Oc. 17-26. Details and character descriptions on www.piedmontplayers.com. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com
PPT youth: Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday Aug. 20-21: 25 spots per time slot. Held at the Norvell Theater. Schedule audition at 704-633-5471, email@example.com. Performance dates: Sept. 27-Oct. 5. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Lee Street Theatre musical auditions — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday Aug. 19-20: Open auditions for the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change;” need from four to eight male and female singers/actors age 18+ of every shape, size, background. Cold readings from the script, also come prepared with 14 bars of a song. Performances dates Sept.26-Oc. 5. Auditions at Looking Glass Artist Center, 405 N Lee St., www.leestreet.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-798-7768.
Old Courthouse Theatre’s ‘Veronica’s Room’ — 7-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday Aug. 25-26: Play by Ira Levin; needed two females, two males. Show dates Oct. 25-Nov. 2. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org for a list of character descriptions.
Salisbury Symphony — Sunday, Sept. 8: Principal Second Violin, Second and Third Horn, Second Trumpet, any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Music director David Hagy will hear auditions in the Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Auditionees will play a prepared piece of their choice, excerpts of music director’s choice, sight-reading. For a list of excerpts and appointment time, call Salisbury Symphony 704-637-4314, email email@example.com, or write: Audition Information, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 4264, Salisbury, NC 28145. Salisbury Symphony info at www.salisburysymphony.org
Speakers and forums
Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Aug. 21: “The Five Wishes” advance directives. Free, but preregister at 704-636-0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Carolina Artists Expo 2013 — Aug. 21-23: featuring local artists. Admission free, open to the public. Contact Civic Center 704-638-5275 noon-6 p.m. to register for workshops and other info go to thecarolinaartists.org
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Featuring encaustic paintings by Karen Frazer. Photographs and mixed media by Elizabeth McAdams and watercolors of Rowan County by Mark Brincefield.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Don Moore exhibit, email@example.com. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Extended through August “Multiple Personalities,” two- woman exhibit of figurative art by Patt Legg and Marietta Foster Smith. Free, open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-232-6000, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Four female artists examine function, meaning of memory and its role in nature/nurture in shaping cultural norms for women • Also, solo exhibition from this year’s Dare to Imagine Award winner, Kaitlin Crouch, art student at East Rowan High School. Admission free, donations appreciated. Gallery hours Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.waterworks.org
Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — “Splash: Water, Water Everywhere,” group show by 18 artists. Part of the continuing series of Second Friday art exhibits, new show each month. 704-953-4304, www.sundaeartgallery.com
Erickson exhibit at Art In Healing Gallery, 321 Mulberry St. SW, Lenoir — Through Sept. 30: Ingrid Erickson exhibit, “Birds and Blooms,” gallery hours 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free and open to the public. Information, Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486, www.caldwellarts.com
YMCA sponsored trips — • Sept. 17: Reed’s Gold Mine; leave 9 a.m., $11 • Oct. 15: Motor coach to Shatley Springs, lunch, transportation, fresco paintings, Ashe County Cheese Factory; leave 8 a.m., $59 • Reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • California New Year’s GetAway featuring 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 vendors
Call for antique vendors, artists, crafters — Saturday Sept. 14, rain date Sept. 21: 12th Summers End Show at Carolina Lily, all day show with early set up on the grounds, 1375 Kern Carlton Road. $10 set up fee. Details 704 639-0033, email@example.com
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Fourth Saturdays: artists and performers invited to monthly cultural art and performing art event. Free, but advance registration required. Info at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.
Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Plans are for 65 competition teams, free entertainment. Fall 2013. Interested vendors or sponsors see www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or call Gary at 704-638-6044.
32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeking regional arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors, local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. Spaces available for arts, crafts, commercial items, food sales, public information booths. Applications at 828-632-6966 or email email@example.com
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org
Call for performers
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.
32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Saturday, Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeks local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. 828-632-6966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Iredell County Fair — Sept. 2-7, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org/public/ pub_page.aspx
Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 6-14, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/government/ departments/Fair/
Davidson County Fair — Sept. 16-21, Lexington, www.davidsoncountyagfair.com/
Rowan County Fair — Sept. 17-22, www.rowancountyfair.org/home.aspx
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 25-29, Albemarle, http://stanlycountyfair.net/
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 4-13, Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com/
NC State Fair — Oct. 17-27, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org/
Call for artists
Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — Sept.19: Juried show with artists selected by committee. No participation fees for artists selected. Apply to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-322 1121. Deadline Aug. 21. www.downtownhickory.com