Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 12, 2009

Music and moreKristen Yarborough, soprano, firstARTS Amore Concert ó 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13. First United Methodist Church sanctuary. Featuring soprano Kristen Yarborough with Matthew Michael Brown, pianist. Ticketed cheesecake reception follows, $10, proceeds go to organ fund. 704-636-3121, ext. 226. Les Lankhorst: “Red, Hot and Swing” ó 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 22. Booth Playhouse, Charlotte. Tickets begin at $29.50. 704-372-1000.
Kellylee Evans, jazz singer ó 8 p.m., Feb. 12. Davis Theatre in Cabarrus Co. historic courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord. $25. 704-920-2753.”Bugs Bunny on Broadway” presented by the Charlotte Symphony ó 2:30 and 8 p.m., Feb. 14. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $24-$61. 704-972-2000.
Charlotte Blues Fest ó 8 p.m., Feb. 14. Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte. $42.50-$49.50.
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band ó Feb. 14. Millenium Center, 101 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem. 336-723-3700.
Opera Carolina’s “Love Notes” ó 8 p.m., Feb. 14. Dana Auditorium, Queens College, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.operacarolina.orgCuban music with Tiempo Libre ó 8 p.m. Feb. 14, McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. $24-$39. 704-372-1000. Salisbury Symphony Family Concert ó 4 p.m. Feb. 15. Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College. Featuring young piano and violin due Richard He and Dustin Wilkes-Kim. Also All-County 5th Grade Honors Chorus. 704-637-4314. Gospel Choir ó7:30 p.m., Feb. 16. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $15. 704-372-1000.
Classical guitarist Patrick Lui ó 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14. Presented by Charlotte Guitar Society at CPCC’s Tate Hall, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. $15-$20. 704-372-1000.
Charlotte Symphony-Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony ó 8 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $15-$72. 704-372-1000. Nation 2009 ó 7-10:30 p.m., Feb. 21. West Rowan High School, NC Hwy 801 Mt. Ulla. $5. Featuring Lost Capital, Derek Daisey, Smile Charlatan and 23-19. Proceeds benefit Rowan-Helping Ministries. T-shirt pre-sale $10. Concessions and band merchandise available. Joan Baez ó 7:30 p.m., March 2. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Spirit Square, Charlotte. Tickets from $39.50. 704-372-1000.
Elton John and Billy Joel “Face 2 Face” ó 7:30 p.m., March 7. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte. 704-522-6500.Dave Matthews Band with The Avett Brothers ó 7 p.m., April 24. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte. $38-$68. 704-549-5555.
“The Dining Room” Catawba College Theatre ó 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 13, 14. Hedrick Little Theatre on campus. Recommended for age 12 and up. 704-637-4481.$10 adults, $8 seniors and non-Catawba students. group discounts available. “Disney’s High School Musical” ó 8 p.m. Feb. 13, 14, 20, 21; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22. CPCC Halton Theatre, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. $16-$18. 704-372-1000.”Frost/Nixon” ó Through Feb. 15, Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. “Sound of Music” Old Courthouse Theatre ó 8 p.m. Feb. 12-14, 19-21, 27-28; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 22, March 1. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. $15 adults, $12 seniors, $12 student with ID, $10 children 12 and younger. 704-788-2405.
“AmerWrecka” The Actor’s Lab ó 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Feb. 12-28. The Charlotte Arts League, 1517 Camden Road, Charlotte. 704-372-1000.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte presents regional premiere of “Blue” by Charles Randoph-Wright ó 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18-March 7.650 East Stonewall St. $15-$29. 704-342-2251.”Freedom Park” by Jennifer Hubbard, presented by Lee Street Theatre ó 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-21; 2 p.m. Feb. 22. Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theatre, 407 N. Lee Street. Adults $10, seniors $8. If coming with a group, contact for reserve seating.
DanceRiverdance ó 7:30 p.m. March 3, 4, 5, 8; 8 p.m. March 6 and 7; 2 p.m. March 7 and 8. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte. 704-372-1000.
FilmFirst Monday Film Series: Sam Post’s “Coffee Therapy” ó 7 p.m., March 2. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Admission is free, sponsored by “Coffee News.” Comedy, filmed in Salisbury, featuring Hank West and local actors. 704-232-0923.
Robin Williams ó 8 p.m., Feb. 28. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $56-$96. 704-522-6500.
Larry the Cable Guy ó 7:30 p.m., March 15. Cabarrus Arena. $44.75. 704-522-6500.
Classes Dillingham Martial Arts at City Park Recreation Center ó 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Features Japanese Okinawan karate skills, character development and self-discipline. $50 per month, registration fee $10. 704-638-5295.
Interior design seminar ó Anne Simpkins to teach a local course featuring interior design taught by Anne Simpkins, IDS, ASID instructor. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 12-March 12; 6-9 p.m. Mondays, April 20-May 18. $120 includes materials Pre-Registration required. 1211 Old Concord Road, Salisbury. Register through Teri Shaw Salisbury Parks and Recreation 704-638-5275.
Speakers and forums”Let’s Talk About It” reading and discussion series, Davie County Library, Mocksville ó 7-9 p.m. Feb. 12: “A Virtuous Woman” by Kaye Gibbons, refreshments follow. This year’s series: “Discovering the Literary South.” Teachers can earn two renewal credits by reading all the books and attending at least four of five programs. 336-753-6030.The Center for the Environment at Catawba College presents Ken Cook ó “Ten Americans,” an alarming study of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides in our bodies. 7 p.m., Feb. 19. Reception follows. Free and open to public. Advance registration required. 704-637-4727.
This & That Youth Valentine’s Day Ball for ages 12 to 25 ó 6-11 p.m., Feb. 14, Charles Mack Citizen’s Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Black tie event. Awards for best-dressed. $15. 704-799-0774.Southern Piedmont Woodturners ó 7 p.m. Feb. 17: Jim Miles discusses and demonstrates segmented construction. Davis Theatre, Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free. Visitors welcome. 980-521-3787. Rowan Newcomers Club luncheon, fashion show, card and game party ó 11:30 a.m., Feb. 18. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. Theme is “Step Into Spring II” with club members modeling fashions by Christopher and Banks. Lunch catered by Matt Trexler. Music by pianist Phoebe Beard. Door prizes. Proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries and the Women’s Crisis Center. Tickets $20, may be purchased from any Newcomers members or by calling Peggy Lutz, 704-209-6280 before Feb. 13. Think Black Biz expo ó 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 21, Black Box Theater, Looking glass Artist Collective. Vendors and entertainment. $3 admission. 704-232-1922.Laser shows at Horizons Unlimited’s Woodson Planetarium ó 5 p.m., Feb. 21: “Laser Mania. The rock music laser light experience features music by Shania Twain, Blink 182, Beck, Will Smith. Tickets available at 4:30 p.m. $3 adults, $2 students 12 and under. 7 p.m., Feb. 21: Laser Zeppelin, features Led Zeppelin songs. $5 adults, $3 students 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park in back, accessible from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004. Oakboro cruise-ins ó 5 p.m., fourth Fridays. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. 704-467-4992. Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.
Night life The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 13: Nonsense Deep, no cover; 9:30 -11:30 p.m. Feb. 14: Donna Hughes, no cover. 704-797-0093. Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Mondays-free pool, Thursdays karaoke with Dard and Angie. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays-deejay. 704-279-4286. the Daily Grind, 316 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó8-10 p.m., first and second Fridays: Jazz with Rebecca Stinson and Joe Ponds. 7-10 p.m. Saturday: Reborn Followers (rock). 704-636-0160.Grove Inn, 1560 Hwy 29 South, China Grove óMonday: $1 draft, Monday Nite Football, open pool tournament; Tuesday: 7 p.m. Texas Hold ‘Em; Wednesday: Ladies Nite Out- karaoke/deejay dance; Thursday: open pool tournament; Friday: karaoke/deejay; Saturday: deejay dance /hilarious game contests or live band; Sunday: football/NASCAR party. 704-855-9901.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó 8 p.m. Saturday: Jordan Connell. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. Jokers Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. ó Feb. 14: Valentines party with Strangle Brothers. 704-636-2583.Tabu Bar and Lounge, 329 S. Church St. ó Tuesdays-movie night; 10 p.m. Wednesdays: open mic; 10 p.m. Thursdays-play “Rock Band” with projector and P.A. 704-267-6246. Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó 704-633-1315. Singles ó 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Feb. 13: Cindy Corby, massage therapist. Covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó Feb. 20: Magic. First and third Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Open to singles 40 and over. Dress code. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served 8 p.m. BYOB. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20 and get in free the first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-548-9212.
Piedmont Triad Singles Dance ó 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Feb. 20, Valentine’s dance. George Ks, 2108 Cedar Fork Drive (corner Holden and High Point Road) Greensboro. Deejay playing 70’s/80’s, beach music, top 40. Cash bar, door prizes. Dress to impress. Ladies choice dances, $12.
Zodiac Club ó Meets second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m. Open to mature singles over 40. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code-upscale casual. Smoke-free. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. Call 704-661-2437 or contact Visit for artistsPecha Kucha Night ó Seeking artists, architects, designers, filmmakers to showcase their work March 5 at High Point University. Requires power point presentation. Deadline for submission of images: Feb. 23. For more information contact Syed Ahmad at EastSquare Artworks, 120/122 East Innes St. 704-754-0670.PERFORMING ARTSChris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by Merlefest ó Deadline for submissions: Feb. 18. Details: or 1-800-799-3838.Battle of the Bands ó Deadline to enter: March 1. Finals March 14 at Looking Glass Artist Collective theater, 405 N. Lee St. All genres of music and all ages may enter. First prize: two days of free recording time with sound engineer/producer Jerod Jacobs. Presented by Rowan Blues and Jazz Society ( For rules and entry form, go to: ART
Multicultural Festival, Lexington ó Artisans and demonstrators sought for festival taking place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2 in Finch Park. 336-248-3960 ext. 3237.
6th annual Art on Easy Street ó Rowan Arts Council is accepting applications from artists, 10×10 space $60 ($50 for RAC members). Festival is June 20. Application and rules online at 704-638-9887,
AuditionsAmadeus Youth Chorus ó Accepting new members through March 5. No audition required. Rehearsals Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, corner of Council and Church Streets. For ages 8-18. Free tuition for spring semester. For more information, call Dr. Phillip Burgess, 704-633-3221.
Seeking vendorsThink Black Biz Expo ó 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Vendor spaces available, $30 for table and two chairs. Held in Black Box Theater at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 407 N. Lee St. For information call Tajuan Kyles, 704-232-1922.
Multicultural Festival, Lexington ó Vendors sought for festival taking place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2 in Finch Park. 336-248-3960 ext. 3237.
6th annual Art on Easy Street ó Rowan Arts Council is accepting applications from artists, 10×10 space $60 ($50 for RAC members). Festival is June 20. Application and rules online at 704-638-9887,
ArtWaterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882.
EastSquare Artworks, 122 E. Innes St. óCurrent work by artists Syed Ahmad, Whitney Peckman, Connie Baker, Michael Baker. 704-798-0047. Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-431-8964.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó Current exhibits: “A Celebration of African American Culture and History;” “The Future of Art” (RCCC student exhibit). Shop featuring art and crafts for sale by members is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and during special events. 704-245-2302. Creator’s Gallery at John Calvin presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. ó Exhibit of art by Katie Spivey. Gallery open Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. and by appointment. 704-633-4333.Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó Partners yoga this Friday night. 704-639-0606. Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó Paintings by Robert Brown featured in “Structurally Sound: Foundations in Architecture,” an exhibition of architecturally-inspired artwork by 10 artists on display through March 26. Lin Barnhardt will discuss and demonstrate how artists use perspective 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 24. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS. Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer ó “Help the Confused: Jim Daniels” on display through Feb. 28. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-3160. United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington ó 5-7 p.m. Student art exhibit. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro ó “Sometimes You Just Have to Jump,” and exhibit by Melissa Walker, through Feb. 27. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 336-629-0399. Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó “Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life and Legends” through Feb. 15; “The Craven Family of North Carolina Potters” through March 22. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. Admission also valid for Museum of Craft and Design on the same day. 704-337-2000.
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó Admission $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. 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 ó “Chuck Close: the Keith Series” through May 31. Open 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 Transportation Museum, Spencer óMuseum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Train rides Saturday only, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN.
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. ó 1820 house museum, 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, 102 E. Main St. ó Open Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call Ann Teague: 704-279-5783.
China Grove Roller Mill Museum ó Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. Museum is operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912.