What’s Happening, Aug. 22-28
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: On the surface Little Rhoda Penmark is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, but her 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
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — • Oct 18-20 and 24-27: “Broadway’s Tricks And Treats” • “Holidays On Broadway,” Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec 5-8 • 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.
Music & more
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
Union Street Live Evening — 6-9 p.m., free outdoor summer concert on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn, third Thursdays through Sept. • Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. www.concorddowntown.com, 704-784-4208.
The Rowan County Exhibition Show — Saturday, Sept. 21: West Rowan High School (formerly held at Carson High School), half-time/competition performances of all Rowan-Salisbury School marching bands, as well as a performance by Catawba. Open to the public.
Delbert McClinton at the The Neighborhood Theatre — Doors 7 p.m., music 8 p.m., Friday Sept. 13, $35 advance, $40 DOS. 511 East 36th St., Charlotte, 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
Buddy Guy at the Knight Theater — Doors 7 p.m., music 7:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 10, tickets start at $44.50. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Hank Williams Jr., Sept. 1 • Rodney Carrington, Sept. 28 • Scotty McCreery, Oct. 5: This show open to all ages • Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oct. 11 • Willie Nelson, Oct. 18 • Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White, Nov. 23 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
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. 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.
HSF volunteer work day — 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday Aug. 24: Hall House, 226 South Jackson St., volunteer for pruning, painting, cleaning, getting ready for OctoberTour. www.historicsalisbury.org
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/
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
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
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.
Concord Art Walk — 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23: Visual art on display all over downtown Concord; highlights include opening reception for new exhibition at The Galleries (details under ART), free screening of documentary “Core.Sounders” (details under FILM), free shuttles. 704-920-ARTS or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24: Join “Boo” and gang for a family friendly walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of hauntings from days gone by. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recommended at email@example.com or 704-798-3102.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 28: Third annual Japanese Pop Music night, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. • Through 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/
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 email@example.com
Concord Library events — • The Awesome Pageturners, ages 8-10, Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. discussing “White Fur Flying” by Patricia MacLahlan, 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines, ages 10-12, Thursday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. discussing “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin, 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
The Brubakers fourth CD release celebration — Saturday Aug. 24: $10 at the door. Proceeds go to the expenses of the Rowan Blues and Jazz Society and Festival. LGAC black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., 704-636-2811 or www.rowanbluesandjazz.org
Bluegrass Gospel Benefit for Vivian Hopkins — Noon-8:30 p.m., Sunday Aug. 25: Brother Wayne Tucker, Steve Harrell, Lambert & Ervin, The Gold Hill Diggers, Carolina Rose, Hickory Bend Bluegrass, Helms Family, A.L. Wood, Edwards Family, Ben Marshall & Friends, Southern Junction, Stoney Ridge. At Historic Gold Hill Park. Carl White, host of Life In The Carolinas, filming a segment for Life In The Carolinas TV Show. Also 50/50 raffle, cake auction, silent auction. Info Mary Wagner 704-245-0025
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
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.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 23: Eclectic pop music with the Marc Hoffman Duo, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24: Acoustic music by Lonnie Carpenter, 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. 24: Solid Ground and Sean Stoots. 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. Sept. 7, 28: Vino Hops, 219 W. “A” Ave., Kannapolis. See “danny franklin electric guitar” or “danny franklin acoustic guitar” on youtube.
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’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 — 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.
Wine & beer tastings
The Blue Vine — Wine tasting and dinner first and third Tuesdays: Next wine tasting and dinner: Tuesday Sept. 3, 17. $12.50/person. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 22: Beer tasting, Introduction to Sour Beer, 6 different styles of sour beers from Belgium, $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23: Wine tasting with Andrew Alley of Epicur Wines. 6 wines from Washington State wineries. $5/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Chrismons, all new designs — • 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
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
Pottery 101 children — 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays: Students create an art piece based on a theme, for ages: 6-14. $35 per class, all materials included • Aug. 24: owl planter • Sept. 7: animal bank • Sept. 14: chess or checkers set. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
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. $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
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
Workshop at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org • Exploring Natural Textures With Clay, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, ages 16+; Complete four 8”x8” clay tiles. Demonstrations, examples, discussions, time to practice new methods. All skill levels, materials provided. Bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Exhibiting artist Allison Luce. Tuition: members $150/ nonmembers $180.
Fall classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org
• Hand Building & Wheel Pottery: Ages 12 and up, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. (Clay Studio) Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15. Open Studio for registered students: Sept. 21 and Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn handbuilding, using the potter’s wheel, sculpting techniques. For beginner or intermediate. Instructor Brent Smith. Members $150/nonmembers $180 includes all materials and kiln firing
• Figure Drawing From Life: Ages 21 and up, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. (Weisiger Studio) Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12. Non-instructional drawing sessions with nude models. Bring medium of choice. Monitor Don Moore will keep time for poses. Members $120/nonmembers $160 includes model fee
• Printing On The Press: Ages 16 and up, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. (Weisiger Studio) Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17. Overview of traditional and contemporary printmaking processes including relief, intaglio, and monoprinting. Learn unique printmaking processes and explore drawing and imagining techniques. Instructor Anna Kenar. Members $150/ nonmembers $180.
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/
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. Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
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/
Tomorrow: Modern Film Fest shows ‘Core.Sounders’ at the Davis — 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23: documentary about North Carolina coastal communities in transition. Free. Upcoming films: “Beat the Devil,” 1953, starring Humphrey Bogart, Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; “The Moleman of Belmont Avenue,” in honor of Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.; “Lloyd the Conqueror,” award-winning comedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 9 p.m. after the downtown Concord Art Walk • Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Tomorrow: Reynolda House Cinema Under the Stars — Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s Cinema Under the Stars series, Friday nights. Gates open 8 p.m., films at 9 p.m. Arrive early, bring a picnic; wine, beer available for purchase. Rain location, Babcock Auditorium. Admission $5 per person, cash only. Details 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
— 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.
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.
Piedmont Choral Society — New members for the 2013-2014 season may audition before Sept. 9. Prior vocal experience, familiarity with notes and rhythms and sight reading recommended but not required. Monday rehearsals beginning Sept. 9, 7-8:30 pm at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North, Concord. Information/audition scheduling: Kay Yates 704-699-6053 or email@example.com
Salisbury Symphony — Sunday, Sept. 8: Principal second violin, second and third horn, second trumpet, any others on orchestra’s substitute list. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or write: Audition Information, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 4264, Salisbury, NC 28145. Salisbury Symphony info at www.salisburysymphony.org
Carolina Artists Expo 2013 — Aug. 21-23: featuring local artists. Admission free, open to the public. Judging and open show: Thursday Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. including Art to Go Workshops 2-3 p.m. Watercolor Styles; 3:10--4:10 Acrylics Amore; 4:15-5:15 Collage Effect. Reception and Awards 6-8 p.m. $2 registration fee for each instructional art workshop. Friday, Aug. 23 hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Show; 4-5 p.m. Art picked up and closed. Contact Civic Center 704-638-5275 noon-6 p.m. to register for workshops and other info go to thecarolinaartists.org
New works on display — Featuring encaustic paintings by Karen Frazer. Photographs and mixed media by Elizabeth McAdams and watercolors of Rowan County by Mark Brincefield, on display at Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St.
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
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Don Moore exhibit “At Seventy: The Salisbury Years.” email@example.com. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
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.comThe Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — 6-9 p.m., Friday Aug. 23: During downtown art walk, opening reception for “Making It,” celebrating Piedmont Craftsmen’s 50th anniversary. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.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
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
NPR seeks local talent — From the Top, the NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians,seeks local talent for its live show recording on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at McGee Theatre, Wingate University. Classical musicians age 8-18 who have not graduated from high school may submit audition entries. Solo performers, composers, vocalists, instrumental or vocal ensembles welcome. Also needed: young musicians for other concerts on national tour. Applications, recorded auditions accepted continuously on a rolling admissions basis. Audition tapes for the Wingate show should be submitted as soon as possible, www.fromthetop.org