See Toby Creek on Saturday at Pickin' Parlor in Gold Hill

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 11, 2007

Night life

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Gold Hill — 7 p.m. Jan. 13: Toby Creek performs. Fridays: bluegrass jams; second and fourth Saturdays: live performances. $5 donation requested on Saturdays. Concessions available. 704-279-5674 or 704-267-9439.

Alli’s All American Grille & Ale, 1504 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. — Karaoke 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. 704-637-7160.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday: Martha Bassett and Camel City, $5 cover; 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday: Blazin’ Blues Bob Paolino. Wednesday: flight tasting, 3 wines, $3. 704-797-0093.

Escape the Daily Grind, 118 N. Main St. — 8-10 p.m. Saturday: Dan Hazzard, acoustic rock. 704-636-0160.

High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 2675 Providence Church Rd.– Home of Salisbury Shag Club. Dinner 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Club open until 2 a.m. Entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Karaoke with Lee on Thursdays. Shagging every Friday. 704-633-0251.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free coffee and popcorn. INNFINITY featuring Bob Trice plays contemporary Christian music. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Las Palmas Southwestern Restaurant, 122 E. Fisher St. — Open mike every Tuesday night, host Tripp Edwards. No cover. Thursdays-acoustic spotlight. Live bands Fridays and Saturdays. 704-636-9475.

Rascals Lounge and Bar, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. — Tuesday and Wednesday: karaoke 9 p.m. until; Thursday: Poker Night begins 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: deejay playing country, rock, top 40, beach music and requests. Pool nightly, 75 cents per game. 704-637-3100. salisburync.

Shananagan’s Irish Pub, 612 S. Main St. — Monday: College night, 18+; Tuesday: deejay; Wednesday: open mic; Thursday: free pool; Friday: live acoustic music; Saturday: live deejay, no cover. 21+ age requirement, except Monday. 704-639-1313.

Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. — Saturday: Black Acid Disco with special guests Wicked Jones and Stress Related. 704-633-1315.

Music and more

The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte — Tonight: Enter the Haggis; Friday: The Bill Noonan Band; Jan. 23: Buckwheat Zydeco; Jan. 26: Cowboy Mouth. 800-594-TIXX.

Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert and Jam — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Featuring Red Rocking Chair : Michael Reno Harrell, Jack Lawrence and Tom Kuhn. Free, donations appreciated. Bryant Recital Hall, Sloan-Morgan Bldg., 1220 Elizabeth Ave., main CPCC Campus. 704-563-7080.

Sara Evans — 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. 704-522-6500.

An Evening with Chris Botti — 8 p.m. Jan. 17. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $44-$34. 704-522-6500.

George Strait, Ronnie Milsap, Taylor Swift — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Greensboro Coliseum. $49.50-$59.50. 888-397-3100. www.

The Fray — 8 p.m. Jan. 22. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $33.50. 704-522-6500. www.ovens

Opera Carolina — “Pagliacci” and “La Vida Breve” — Jan. 25, 27, 28. Blumental Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. $14-$90. 704-372-1000.

The Songwriters Tour, featuring Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett — 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $60-$29. 704-522-6500.


Piedmont Players Theatre “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-27, 31, Feb. 1-3; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Tickets go on sale to the public Jan. 22. 704-633-5471.

“Rent” — Jan 26-28. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $27-$60.

Royal Shakespeare Company Residency, Davidson College — Feb. 3-18. Includes performances of “The Winter’s Tale” and “Pericles.” For production schedule, visit Tickets: 704-894-2135.


“Coffee Therapy” by Sam Post — 7 p.m. Jan. 18; 10:30 p.m. Jan. 19; 8 p.m. Jan.20. Escape the Daily Grind, 118 N. Main St. Admission $5. 704-636-0160.

“Night at the Museum: The IMAX Experience” — Through Jan. 23 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. Charlotte. Rated PG. $11 ages 14-59, $9 ages 2-13 and 60+, free for children under age 2. For showtimes, call 704-372-6261.


African American Dance Ensemble — 7:30 p.m. tonight. Alexander Central Auditorium, 700 Liledoun Rd., Taylorsville. $20 adults, $10 students. 828-632-1366.

“Ferocious Beauty: Genome”-Liz Lerman Dance Exchange — Jan. 31-Feb. 3. www.performances.uncc. edu.

“Classic Savion” with Savion Glover — 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. www.blumenthal 704-372-1000.


Charlotte Comedy Theater, 1308 D. The Plaza — 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Professional resident cast. $10. Rated R; 8 p.m. Thursdays-student shows, $5; 7 p.m. Sundays-open mic, $3. 866-467-7681. www.charlottecomedy. com.

Classes Plein Aire Painting, Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning Feb. 3. Eight sessions, February classes indoors, March classes outdoors, weather permitting. $100 members, $130 nonmembers. Material list provided at registration. 704-636-1882.

Children’s art classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Art from the Heart, Valentine creations, ages 3-6, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 10, $25; Clay Creations, grades 6-8, six sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6, $75 members, $100 nonmembers; Clay Creations II, grades 3-5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 10-March 3, $55 members, $70 nonmembers; ArtVentures for grades K-2, 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 12-March 26, $60 members, $80 nonmembers; ArtVentures for grades 3-5, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 28, $60 members, $80 nonmembers. 704-636-1882 or visit

Art classes at Depot Fine Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Ongoing classes in acrylics, watercolor, pastels. $10 members, $15 non-members. 704-663-6661. www.mooresvilleartist

Clog Carolina classes for adults and teens — Six-week, Thursday session begins 7 p.m. tonight for beginners, 8 p.m. for continuing dancers. Meets at AR Presbyterian Church, 659 Carpenter Ave., Mooresville. 704-892-9978.

“Taking Command of Color” — 6:30 p.m. tonight. Presentation by artist Diane Overcash at Old Historic Courthouse, 65 Union St. South, Concord. 704-7784-1549.

Original Art, 21 Union St. S, Concord — Basic drawing: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Bring 12×16 drawing pad, ebony pencil, eraser. $10 per class. Private art lessons, $30 per hour. 704-784-1549. dianeloves www.DianeOvercash. com.

This & That

Contra Dance Carolina — 7:30 p.m. class, 8 p.m. dance. Jan. 12. High energy contra dance, live traditional music from Moon Fire with Dean Snipes calling. Vintage gym with suspended wood floor behind IB Middle School, 251 South St., Davidson. Substance free, no partner or experience necessary. Wear soft, non-marking soled shoes, bring water. $7, $5 with student ID. 704-560-7338. www.contradance

Cruzin’ Round Spencer — 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.

East Coast World Finals Rodeo — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12-13. Cricket Arena, Charlotte. $20-$10.

Longhorn World Championship Rodeo — 8 p.m. Jan. 19 ($12 in advance, $14 DOS); 2 p.m. Jan. 20 ($15, $20, $25, children and seniors half price); 8 p.m. Jan. 20 ($15, $20, $25). Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem. 336-722-6400.

Oyster Roast, benefit for Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Jan. 27. $50 per person. www. 704-636-1882.

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus — Jan. 31-Feb. 11. Cricket Arena, Charlotte. $50-$15. www.cricketarena www.ticketmaster. com. 704-522-6500.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. Jan. 12: spaghetti supper with members providing various things. No joining fee, donations accepted. Fun and fellowship in a positive environment. Kathy Francis, 704-932-7801 or Jim Holshouser, 704-636-8143.

Highlighters Dance Club — 8:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays. Jan. 19: Iron City. Open to singles 30 and over. Dress code. Free set ups, light hors d’oeuvres. BYOB. $8 members; $10 guests. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Rd., Charlotte. 704-548-9212.

Tri-City Singles Dance/Party — 8 p.m.-midnight, Jan. 12. George K’s, corner of Holden and High Point Road, Greensboro. Deejay, cash bar, door prizes. Dress to impress. Age 35+. $13. 336-856-2877. www.tri-city

Charlotte Zodiac Club — 7:30-11:30 p.m, second and fourth Fridays. Jan. 12: Visions band, Winterfest dressy dance. 7:45 p.m. line dance lessons with Chuck and Joy. Open to single, divorced, widowed or separated, 30 and over. Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks provided. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. 704-661-2437. www.

Call for music

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Historic Village of Gold Hill — Seeking bluegrass bands to perform on second and fourth Saturdays. Call Vivian, 704-267-9439. www.FifthStringandCo. com.

Call for artists

Full Circle Arts, Hickory, “Art About Women,” juried exhibition — Open to all visual artists over 16. To receive prospectus contact or send self-addressed stamped envelope to Full Circle Arts, P.O. Box 3905, Hickory, NC 28603. Registration fee $35. Intake will be Jan. 25-27. 828-322-7545.

Call for music

Chris Austin songwriting contest — Entries must be received by March 7. Finals take place at Merlefest on April 27 in Wilkesboro. $25 entry fee per song. 800-799-3838. songwritingcontest.htm.


Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks. org.

Robert Crum Fine Art, 116 East Council St. — Original oil paintings and mosaics by Robert A. Crum. 704-797-0364. www.robertcrum

Rowan Arts Council, 506 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Invitational art exhibit, through Jan. 13. Open Thursdays and Fridays, noon-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. except for holiday weekends. 704-638-9887.

Two Bad Dogs Folk Art at the Salisbury Emporium, 230 E. Kerr St. — Features emerging and self-taught or “outsider” artists from the U.S. and Canada. Current exhibit: Art by Rose Rosely. 704-633-4050.

Original Art, 21 Union St. S., Concord — Gallery open 2-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-784-1549.

Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Featured January artists Tim Tobey and George Thompson. Closed for repairs Jan. 8-13. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www.mooresvilleartistguild. com.

Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville — 6-8 p.m. Friday: opening reception for exhibit by folk artist Theresa Gloster. Free. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro — Through Jan. 31: Photography of Joanna Frazier Hudson. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 336-629-0399.

The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte — “Intrinsic Artifice (A Tale of Two Abstractions).” “Whitewash,” video work examining civil rights by Brad McCallum and Jacqueline Terry. 704-333-9755.

Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — . Gallery open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $3 children 6-17, free for members and children 5 and under. Admission ticket is valid for both museums on same day. (See uptown Mint below) 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $3 children 6-17, free for members and children 5 and under. Admission ticket is valid for both museums on same day. (See Mint above.) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-337-2000.

Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Modern Fun! Prints from the 70’s and 80’s,” through Feb. 25. Grandma Moses exhibit will open Jan. 27. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $9 seniors, students with ID and children free. 336-725-5150 or www.

North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 919-839-6262 or

Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC-Greensboro — “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Painter of the Spirit,” through Feb. 25. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. 336-334-5770.


Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — Rowan Wildlife Adventures, home of black bears, bobcats, deer and other animals. Reptile center features 4,000 gallon Cheerwine Aquarium. Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, Miner Moose Gem Mine, playground, camping year-round. 704-216-7800. www.dan

Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Rd. — Hiking trails, picnic shelters, volleyball courts, softball diamond, playground, Kerr Mill 1823 grist mill that houses a museum of early Americana, Alice Stanback Monument Forest. Open year round from 9 a.m. until dark. parks/sloan.

Museums N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer — Train rides 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays, other times for scheduled tours. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. Museum’s winter hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. 57-acre site of what was once Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility now with three restored buildings including Robert Julian Roundhouse, exhibits with 25 restored locomotives and rail cars, a working turntable, antique automobiles and examples of early non-motorized transportation. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN.

Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — Museum is 1854 courthouse that survived Stoneman’s raid. Displays and interpretive exhibits reflect life and history of Rowan County. 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.

Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — 1819 Federal townhouse built by Jacob Stirewalt, which reflects lifestyle of affluent citizens of early 1800s; features period rooms with Hepplewhite and Chippendale furniture and some from Rowan County craftsmen. Open for group tours by appointment during winter months. 704-633-5946.

Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum features furniture and decoratives from Hall family and others. Costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free to members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.

Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — Stately home built by German immigrant Michael Braun in 1766. Furnished with period pieces including local, North Carolina and Pennsylvania furnishings. 704-633-5946.

Historic Rockwell Museum — 2-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or call for tour, 704-279-4979 or 704-279-5783.

China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. For special tours call 704-433-3912.

Stanly County Museum, 245 E. Main St., Albemarle — Museum includes Snuggs House, 112 N. Third St. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 704-986-3777.

Eastern Cabarrus Historical Museum, Mount Pleasant — An 1855 Lutheran Boys’ school of 30 rooms depicting history of Cabarrus County and surrounding area. Free. 2-5 p.m. first and third Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays. 704-436-6612.

Mill Village Museum, Old No. 14 Church St., Cooleemee — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Large groups by appointment. Operated by Cooleemee Historical Association. 336-284-6040.

Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, free for children under 5. www.latta 704-875-2312.

Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — National Register Federal house built circa 1815, excellent example of backcountry NC federal period architecture. Originally part of a 911-acre plantation. $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more $4 per. Guided tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 704-335-0325.

Discovery Place, Charlotte — Beginning Jan. 13 at IMAX Dome Theatre: “Hurricane on the Bayou.” Theater admission $8 ages 14-59, $7 ages 2-13 and 60 plus, free for children under 2. Combo tickets for both Discovery Place and IMAX, $14 for ages 14-59, $10.50 ages 2-12 and 60 plus, free children under 3. 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or www.

Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr. — Exhibit, “Personal Legacies: Surviving the Great Depression.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free on Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 704-568-1774. www.

Old Salem, Winston-Salem — The most authentic and comprehensive history attraction in the country. Its four museums, The Village of Salem, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Toy Museum and Children’s Museum, allow visitors to experience 18th and 19th century life in the Moravian community called Salem (established 1766). 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300 or

The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — Exhibits: “What We Wore in North Carolina” and “The Carolina Mountains: Photography of Margaret Morley.” Free. 919-807-7943.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” through Feb. 11. Space exhibit is $6 for adults, $4 seniors and students, $3 children. Museum admission is free. 919-733-7450.

N.C. Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — Museum is science-technology center of lifelong learning for people of all ages. $8.50 adult, $6 children age 3-12; $7.50 seniors 65 plus or active/retired military; free for children age two and younger. Closed Mondays through Jan. 1. 919-220-5429,

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — Exhibits: Build It!, Doughnut Factory, Enchanted Forest, Animal Alphabet. Hands-on activities, art work, snack shop, gift shop, Junior League shop. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or

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