5 things to do this weekend

Now are the Foxes member Brian Romans improvs with the group. (Submitted photo by Holly Czuba)
Now are the Foxes member Brian Romans improvs with the group. (Submitted photo by Holly Czuba)

Laugh — The improv comedy troupe Now are the Foxes will perform at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Looking Glass Artists Center’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St. Tickets are $15.

They are available online at www.leestreet.org or by calling 704-310-5507. They can also be purchased at the door.


Cruise — The annul Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In in the historic village of Gold Hill will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Food vendors will be on hand and Deejay Gary Walters will provide music for a Shag competition and dancing.

Watch — “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” at 8:45 p.m. today at Village Park, 700 West C St. in Kannapolis. It will be the final film shown this year as part of Kannapolis’ summer entertainment series.

Eat — Tomatoes during the Woodleaf Tomato Festival’s annual tomato eating contest at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The festival will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, and run until 4 p.m. There will be performances by the Gospel Plowboys, Lutheridge Cloggers, South River Praise Band and Daystar. A parade of antique tractors and cars will begin at 10 a.m.

Listen — The Mark Schimick & Billy Constable Show will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight today at The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. There is no cover charge. Mark Schimick, mandolin player for Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, teams up with multi-instrumentalist Billy Constable for an evening of traditional bluegrass and Django inspired swing.

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