Arts & entertainment briefs, February 13-19
Catawba LIVE at LSt
One night only, this Saturday, Feb. 15, Lee Street theatre (NCTC 2013 Community Theatre of the Year) and Catawba College Theatre (NCTC 2013 College Theatre of the Year) are teaming up for a night of entertainment. This one-night only performer showcase will feature acts from Catawba College Theatre Arts students and local Lee Street theatre performers.
Tickets are available the night of the show only at the door. All tickets are $7 cash only. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC).
For more information about this local joint fundraiser email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center is located at 329 N. Lee St.
Matt Church will guest host a Valentine’s Day Laugh Tracks show this weekend at Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St. There will be one show Friday night at 8 p.m., followed by an open mic, hosted by Church, beginning at 10 p.m.
There will be two Laugh Tracks shows on Saturday night, at 8 and 10 p.m.
Laugh Tracks follows a Saturday Night Live format with guest hosts, musical guests, original comedy sketches, multimedia, and news jokes.
Future guest hosts scheduled are Tripp Edwards on Feb. 28 and 29; County Commissioner Jon Barber on March 14 and 15; and The Ghostbuster Guy (with his car) on March 28 and 29.
Laugh Tracks tickets are $10 at the door. Admission for the 10 p.m. open mic is free. Refreshments are available.
Visit www.spokenspace.com for more information.
Planetarium show cancelled
The planetarium show “Sunlight and Shadows” scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 15 at Horizons Unlimited has been cancelled due to the winter storm.
Rowan’s Got Talent contest
Rowan’s Got Talent! The competition to prove it will be held at the second annual Rowan County May Fest coming up May 14-18.
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 15. Any talent will be accepted with the exception of bands. There is a $500 first prize.
To enter, call Randall Barger at 704-640-2326. Talent Show preliminaries are May 14-16 with finals on May 17.
Opening reception at WVAC tomorrow
Waterworks Visual Arts Center welcomes the artists of the Spring Exhibition, “Relationships,” at the opening reception from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow evening, Feb. 14. Just beforehand, informal gallery talks with the artists will begin at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event and exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information about the artists, visit www.waterworks.org
Call for vendors at Community Day
The annual Community Day event once held at the Salisbury Mall will be held again this year at the West End Plaza, which is the new name for the Salisbury Mall. This year’s event will be Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All non-profit organizations are invited to display and sell wares. Deadline to submit the application form is Wednesday, March 5. Contact the West End Plaza office for more information at 704-216-8137 or 704-216-8136.
This is a first come first serve placement on spaces. You must provide your own table and chairs, but power is free upon request, although you must provide a 10’ extension cord.
Moonshine and NASCAR: myth or reality?
Dr. Daniel S. (Dan) Pierce is author of “Corn From a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains” and the first truly comprehensive history of early NASCAR, “Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France.” Pierce will present a program exploring the moonshine/NASCAR connection on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m.
He is professor of History, chair of the department, and resident professional cracker at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee where he worked with distinguished southern historian James C. Cobb.
Dr. Pierce is being sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch, and the event will be held at the Country Club of Salisbury. Dinner and program reservations are $32 per person. For more information, call Gerry at 704-216-2660.
Miniatures at the Green Goat
SPENCER — The Green Goat Gallery is hosting a miniature show through March 9 titled “The Magnified Heart, A Valentine’s Day Miniature Show.”
Visit the gallery at 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.
Details at 704-639-0606, email@example.com or www.greengoatgallery.com/
Valentines at the Museum
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., reviews the history of the Valentine in a display filling three cases in the hallway of the Museum, through March 3. The Musuem is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call or email to schedule group tours during the week: 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
Teddy Bears, toys and tea at SD&T Museum
SPENCER — Children of all ages are invited to bring their favorite bear toys to the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon of fun, beginning with a “scavenger” hunt in the museum’s exhibits, followed by a tea party with snacks for children and teddy bears. For accompanying adults there is a traditional afternoon with beverages, tea sandwiches and pastries. Every child will receive a Teddy Bear to take home. Admission is $12 per person for members and $15 for non members, all ages. Join the museum to immediately qualify for the member rate. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
To purchase tickets or to RSVP by Friday, call 704-762-9359.
Gator Gumbo Creole and Cajun at the Davis
CONCORD — Carolina Gator Gumbo will bring its high-energy mix of Cajun and Creole music to the Davis Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre located in the historic Cabarrus Courthouse at 65 Union St. S.
This well-seasoned Cajun and Creole band has been bringing the festive music from southwest Louisiana to the Carolinas since the early 1990s. Concord native Jean Prewitt takes center stage with the band.
Tickets are $13 at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at 704-920-2753. All seats are reserved.
To listen to Carolina Gator Gumbo, visit www.carolinagatorgumbo.com
Marc Hoffman Quartet
ROCK HILL — Jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Marc Hoffman will perform with his quartet Saturday, Feb. 15, at The City Club of Rock Hill in Rock Hill, S.C. as part of their Celebrate with Heart Gala for the Heart2Heart Foundation. See www.marchoffman.com for details.
Call for artists
CONCORD — The annual Spring into Arts Festival will take place in Concord on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This juried art show includes prizes of $500, $300, and $200.
Artists interested in participating can find information and an application available at www.concorddowntown.com under Events. March 3/April 15 are the deadlines. For info call 704-784-4208.
Alpacas are coming
CONCORD — The seventh annual Carolina Alpaca Celebration, sponsored by Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners, will be at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center from Feb. 21-22. See over 600 top quality alpacas in show competition and educational events.There will be children activities, vendors and artisans.
The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center is at 4751 Hwy 49 N., www.cabarrusarena.com
Sharks in Concord!
CONCORD — Sea Life Charlotte-Concord has ushered in three sharks, five rays and over 30 species of other fish and invertebrates into their new aquatic home at Concord Mills.
Grand opening festivities for the public start at 10:30 a.m. next Thursday, Feb. 20. Tickets and annual passes are on sale now www.VisitSeaLife.com/Charlotte-Concord
Connor in Flyin’ West
DAVIDSON — A remarkable glimpse into American history told through the lives of powerful characters and a moving story told with pathos and humor, “Flyin’ West” serves as a reminder of the diversity of Western pioneers.
Livingstone College Theatre Arts instructor Michael Connor will be performing in the Davidson Community Players’ upcoming production.
Performance dates are Feb. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 8 p.m. and matinees on Feb. 23, March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.
‘Flyin’ West’ by Pearl Cleage and directed by Sidney Horton, will be at the Armour Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.
Tickets are $20 for adults, seniors $18 and students $12.
For reservations call 704-92-7953 or visit DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org