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Theater

Piedmont Players Theatre “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” — 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 3. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com.

Little Theatre of Winston-Salem “Our Town” — 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1-4. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Dr. $18 adults, $16 seniors, $14 students. 336-725-4001. www.little theatreonline.com.

“TRU” — Through Feb. 11. A performance of the N.C. Shakespeare Festival. Mountcastle Forum, Sawtooth Building, 226 N. Marshall St. 336-887-3001. www.highpoint theatre.com.

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

“Intimate Apparel” Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. — Feb. 7-24. $23-$28. 704-342-2251.

“Topdog/Underdog” — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-10, 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about two brothers features real-life brothers Jonathan and Ryan Hubbard. Black Box Theater, Cunningham Fine Arts Building, Davidson College. Recommended for mature audiences. $6, seniors and students $4. 704-894-2361.

Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord — 8 p.m. Feb. 8-10 and 15-17; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 18. 704-788-2405. www.old courthouse theatre.org.

“Papa Don’t Preach” — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $15-$26. www.ticket master.com.

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” — Feb. 13-18. Belk Theater, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter. org.

Music and more

Bluegrass Pickin’ — 7 p. m. first and third Saturdays. Experienced players and beginners welcome. Family environment. Salisbury School of Music, second floor of Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-8188.

Charlotte Symphony — 8 p.m. Feb. 2-3: All Brahms; 8 p.m. Feb. 9-10: Beethoven Pastorale. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $15. 704-972-2000. www. charlottesymphony. org.

Celtic Tenors — 8 p.m. Feb. 8. McGlohon Theater, 345 College St., Charlotte. $24-$29. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Emile Pandolfi, pianist — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Alexander Central Auditorium, Taylorsville. $20. 828-632-1366.

Charlotte Folk Society Annual Young Talent Showcase — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Bryant Recital Hall, Sloan-Morgan Building, 1220 Elizabeth Ave., CPCC campus, Charlotte. Free. 704-563-7080. phubicki@carolina.rr.com.

George Jones — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $44-$49. 704-522-6500. www.ticket master.com.

Doc Watson and David Holt — 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Asheboro High School. $35-$55, tickets benefit United Way of Randolph County. 336-625-4207.

Film

“Flock of Dodos: The Evolution /Intelligent Design Circus — 3 p.m. Feb. 3, 10, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, “Darwin Day.” North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh. Written and directed by evolutionary ecologist, Dr. Randy Olson, first feature-length documentary to present both sides of the intelligent design/ evolution clash and tries to make sense of the issue by visiting Olson’s home state of Kansas, where public school officials have embraced Intelligent Design. The award-winning film digs below the “circus” of the debate by humorously examining the language being used by both sides of this “circus” and the actual people presenting each side. 919-733-7450, ext. 304/305.

“School’s Out: Self Taught Artists” — 11:30 a.m.-noon, Feb. 8. Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem. Free. 336-758-5150. www.reynoldahouse.org.

“Shane” movie and discussion — 2 p.m. Feb. 14. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. 704-647-0999.

Dance

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

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

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. www.waterworks.org.

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 www.waterworks.org.

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 guild.com.

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. dianelovesart@vnet.net. www.DianeOvercash.com.

Trips

Third annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics — Feb. 17. Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Music, kids activities, costume contest, shag contest. www.wilmingtonpolar plunge.com.

This & That

Downtown Mooresville Gallery Crawl — 7-9 p.m. Friday. Free. Other businesses remaining open for event also. Information available at Depot Fine Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center Ave. www. mooresvilleartistguild.com.

Black History Month tours of Charlotte — 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 17, 24. Each tour lasts 3 hours. Departs from Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th Street. Free parking in 7th Street Station Parking Garage. $16-$30 per person. 704-566-0104. www.queencitytours.com.

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus — Through Feb. 11. Cricket Arena, Charlotte. $15-$50. www.ringling.com., www.ticket master. com. 704-522-6500.

Charlotte Antique and Collectibles Show — Feb. 1-4. Metrolina Expo Center, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte. 800-824-3770. www. charlotteantiqueshow.com.

Victory Junction Gang benefit event, Civic Center — 6:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Dinner/dance, black tie optional. Meal by Sweet Meadow Cafe, entertainment by Mid-Life Crisis, silent auction. Speakers include Kenny Crosswhite and Pattie Petty, wife of Kyle Petty. $50 per person. 704-633-0722.

Bridal Fair Party — 1-6 p.m. Feb. 4. Grand Central Emporium, 460 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Wedding vendors, perpetual fashion show. 704-633-5599.

Contra Dance Carolina — 7:30 p.m. class, 7:45 p.m. dance, Feb. 9. 251 South St., Davidson. Newcomers welcome. Live Celtic music from Corner House with guests Steve Bennett and David Shelley. Dean Snipes teaching. Wear soft, non-marking soled shoes, bring drinking water. $7, $5 with student ID. 704-560-7338. www.ContraDanceCarolina.org.

The 23rd annual Carolina Aquarium Workshop — Feb. 16-18. Sponsored by the raleigh Aquarium Society. Wake County Commons Building, Raleigh. www.raleighaquarium society.org.

Cruzin’ Round Spencer — 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178. wadd7877@bellsouth.net.

Night life

Alli’s All American Grille & Ale, 1504 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. — Karaoke contest, Wednesdays,$3 entry fee amateurs only, prizes awarded each week, grand prize given at end of eight weeks. Karaoke 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. 704-637-7160.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — Thursdays: Hangin’ at the Vine, bring your favorite CDs; 8:30-11 p.m. Friday: Reggie Buie Trio, $5; 8:30 p.m. Saturday: live music; Tuesday: wine tasting, $10; Wednesdays-flight tastings all day. 704-797-0093. www.the bluevine.com.

Club Zidis, 127 S. Main St. — 704-633-3306.

Cripple Creek Roadhouse Grill, 17665 Stokes Ferry Rd., New London — 704-279-4250.

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Gold Hill — Bluegrass jams 7 p.m. every Friday night, band performances 7 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. $5 donation requested on Saturdays. Concessions available. 704-279-5674 or 704-267-9439.

Escape the Daily Grind, 118 N. Main St. — North Main Indie Fest, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Short films by Chris Johnson and Sam Post. Free. 704-636-0160.

George’s Italian Bar and Grill, 124 E. Innes St. — 704-797-0600.

High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 2675 Providence Church Rd. — Home of Salisbury Shag Club. 704-633-0251.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, contemporary Christian music. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Las Palmas Southwestern Restaurant, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: Kevin Hemphill and the Nightbirds, rhythm and blues; Feb. 10: The Delta Drift. Open mike every Tuesday night, host Tripp Edwards. No cover. Thursdays-acoustic spotlight. Live bands Fridays and Saturdays. 704-636-9475. www.myspace. com/vivalaspalmas.

Rascals Lounge and Bar, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. — Doors open 4 p.m., food available nightly until 9 p.m. 4-9 p.m. Monday: Pool Night; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday: Karaoke Night hosted by Lee Nolin; Wednesday: coming soon-country line dance lessons; 7:30 p.m. Thursday: Poker Night (Texas Hold ‘Em); Friday: Disco Inferno, $1 entry until 11 p.m.; Saturday: Top 40 Request Night with DJ George, ladies free, men $5. 704-637-3100. www. holiday-inn.com/salisburync.

Shananagan’s Irish Pub, 612 S. Main St. — 704-639-1313.

Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. — 10 p.m. Saturday: Bombadil and Extended Pleasures, $5, 18+. Tuesday-Thursday, drink specials; Fridays: free pool, $5 cover; Saturdays: live bands; Sundays: live acoustic acts, no cover. 704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.

Singles

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. Feb. 2: Antique Show and Tell. No joining fee, donations accepted, Covered dish. Sandy Campbell 704-857-1016.

Highlighters Dance Club — 8:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays. Feb. 2: Professionals. 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 Valentine Dance/Party — 8 p.m.-midnight, Feb. 9. George K’s, corner of Holden and High Point Roads, Greensboro. Deejay playing rock, top, 40, beach music. Dress to impress. Cash bar, ladies choice dances, door prizes. $13. Age 35+. www.tricitysinglesdance.com. 336-856-2877.

Charlotte Zodiac Club — 7:30-11:30 p.m, second and fourth Fridays. 7:45 p.m.-line dance lessons with Chuck and Joy. Open to single, divorced, widowed or separated, 30 and over. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. 704-661-2437. www.charlottezodiacdance club.com.

Call for music

Charlotte Indie Radio — Internet radio station playing original music by area musicians 24 hours a day. Musicians are invited to submit original music for airplay. www.charlottemusician.com.

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.Fifth StringandCo. com.

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. www.merlefest.org/songwriting contest.htm.

Auditions

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — Rehearses Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. Concert May 20. Contact director Sarah Hall, 704-637-7326, sfhall@carolina.rr. com.

Amadeus Children’s Chorus — Community choir for ages 8-18 (unchanged voices), meets Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Rehearsals resume Feb. 15. 704-633-3221.

Cantabile Singers — Auditions now being held. Rehearsals resume Feb. 15. Meets 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Phillip Burgess, director. 704-633-3221.

Circle in the Square Theatre School, New York — Auditions March 5-9, May 1-4, June 4-8 for professional two year workshops, both acting and musical, and seven-week summer workshops. For information write to: Admissions, Circle in the Square Theatre School, 1633 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019-6795. 212-307-0388. www.circlesquare. org.

Art

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

Creator’s Gallery at John Calvin Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. — Young people’s exhibit opens Feb. 2. Open by appointment. 704-633-4333.

Robert Crum Fine Art, 116 East Council St. – Original oil paintings and mosaics by Robert A. Crum. 704-797-0364. www.robertcrumfine art.com.

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 — 7-9 p.m. Friday: reception for February’s featured artists, Addie James and Wanda Clark. Gallery hours 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www.mooresvilleartistguild.com.

Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville — Folk artist Theresa Gloster. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.iredell museums.org.

Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer — “Expressions of Looking Within One’s Self” exhibit by Lisa Stafford, through Feb. 28. Artist discussion and reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-1360, ext. 2667. jcross@pfeiffer.edu.

Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington — 5-7 p.m. Feb 6: opening reception for quilt exhibit with more than 30 North Carolina quilts. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. www. co.davidson.nc.us/arts.

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. www.light actory.org. 704-333-9755.

Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — “Observations” works by Ann Wolff through July 29. 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.

McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — “The Figure: A British Tradition” through March 3. 704-332-5535. www.mccoll center.org.

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 through April 22. 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.reynoldahouse.org.

Museums

N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer — Winter train rides 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, 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. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.

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. — 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.

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.

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 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 3: Civil War calvary soldiers; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10: “Back of the Big House” presented by Voices from the Past, an African-American re-enactment group; Noon-4 p.m. Feb. 14: A Victorian Valentine. 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 plantation.org. 704-875-2312.

Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — National Register Federal house built circa 1815. 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. www.historicrosedale.org.

Discovery Place, Charlotte — New exhibit: “Candy Unwrapped” with 17 interactive exhibits. IMAX 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.discoveryplace.org.

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