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Roundabout: What’s happening around town

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Laser shows at Horizons Unlimited’s Woodson Planetarium ó 5 p.m., Feb. 21: “Laser Mania,” a rock music laser light experience. $3 adults, $2 students 12 and under. 7 p.m., Feb. 21: Laser Zeppelin. $5 adults, $3 students 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park in back, accessible from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004.

Astronomical Society of Rowan County ó 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Home of Ralph and Alice Deal, 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. bring binoculars and telescopes. 704-855-1591.

NC Rowan County Anime Group ó 5:35 p.m. Feb. 21, meet in front of Books-a-Million in the Salisbury Mall to go to member’s home at 5:50 p.m. Showing movie “They were 11.” Ages 18+. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NCRowanCountyanime.

Music and more

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. www.charlottesymphony.org.

Kathleen Edwards with the Last Town Chorus ó 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Spirit Square, Charlotte. $20-$22.50. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.

Mardi Gras Mambo: The Neville Brothers with Dr. John ó 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000.Kenny Rogers with Charlotte Symphony ó 8 p.m., Feb. 27. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. 704-972-2000. www.charlotte symphony.org.

“Lee Street Cafe in Concert- Songs from Long Ago ó7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28. Presented by Lee Street Theatre at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Becky McKinley, Carol Harris, Becky Lippard, Ashley Bowie, Mary Ann McCubbin and Patsy Parnell, singing songs from the 1930’s, ’40s and ’50s. Accompanied by pianist Adam Ward. $10 general admission, $8 senior citizens. Contact leestreettheatre@live.com for reserved seating.

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. www.carolinatix.org.

David Sanborn ó 7:30 p.m., March 4. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $34.50. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.

“Echoes of a Legend” Elvis Tribute ó 7:30 p.m., March 7. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Presented by Rowan County Concert Association. Adult $20, student $5. 704-633-1474.


“The Ghost Sonata” Davidson College Theatre Department ó 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-21; 2 p.m. Feb. 22. Barber Theatre, Cunningham Theatre Center. $8 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students. Adult content. 704-894-2135. www.davidson.edu/tickets.

“Disney’s High School Musical” ó 8 p.m. Feb. 20, 21; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22. CPCC Halton Theatre, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. $16-$18. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.

“Sound of Music” Old Courthouse Theatre ó 8 p.m. Feb. 19-21, 27-28; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22, March 1. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. $15 adults, $12 seniors, $12 student with ID, $10 children 12 and younger. 704-788-2405.

“Little Rock: Our Dreams. Our Goals. Their Story” ó 7 p.m. Feb. 19; 8 p.m. Feb. 20; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Hedrick Little Theatre, Catawba College. Written by Theatre Arts major Tony Mullins. Free. Reservations encouraged via email to Chris Young: cryoung@catawba.edu.


Robin Williams ó 8 p.m., Feb. 28. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $56-$96. 704-522-6500. www.ticketmaster.com.


Free Belly Dance classes ó Free introductory classes 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 11 and March 16, taught by Kalima at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. New regular weekly sessions of classes begin March 23. kalimatribal@carolina.rr.com.


JF Hurley Family YMCA sponsored trip ó Southern Spring Show, Charlotte: depart 9 a.m., March 6. $25 ticket and transportation. Sign up at member service desk. 704-636-0111.

Night life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 20: Celtic duo Thistledown Tinkers, no cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 21: bluegrass with No. 9 Coal, no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.

Escape the Daily Grind, 316 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday-flamenco guitarist Sam Havens, no cover. 704-636-0160.

Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó Feb. 27: Pure Metal Night, five bands. 704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.


Piedmont Singles ó 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Feb. 20: Valentine Dance with Charlie Rivers as deejay. Wear red. Alumni welcome. Covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.

Highlighters Dance Club ó Feb. 20: Magic. Doors open 7 p.m. Open to singles 40 and over. Dress code. $10 members; $12 guests. Non-smoking, dressy casual. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-548-9212. ssendecki@aol.com.

Piedmont Triad Singles Dance ó 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Feb. 20, Valentine’s dance. George Ks, corner Holden and High Point Road) Greensboro. Deejay, cash bar, door prizes. Dress to impress. Ladies choice dances, $12. www.piedmonttriadsingles.com. peggy15311@bellsouth.net.

Zodiac Club ó Meets second and fourth Fridays.Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.

Call for artists

Pecha 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. syedARTglass@gmail.com. 704-754-0670.

Battle of the Bands ó Deadline to enter: March 1. Finals March 14. All genres of music and all ages may enter. First prize: two days of free recording time. Presented by Rowan Blues and Jazz Society (www.rowanbluesandjazz.com). For rules and entry form, go to: www.salisburyartists.org/marchhare.


Amadeus 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.

Carolina Actors Studio Theatre ó Auditions for Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7, by appointment only. Performed in and around pools of water May 28-June 27. Appointments made by sending resume to mrsvictory@carolina.rr.com. 704-455-8542.

“Of Mice and Men” Uwharrie Players ó Auditions 7 p.m. March 9 and 10. 233 W. Main St., Albemarle. Cold readings from script. Callbacks March 11. Performances April 24-May 2. For more information, call director Craig Kolkebeck, 704-433-5009.

Outdoor drama auditions ó Representatives of nine theater companies casting more than 20 shows will be on site at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art March 14. Deadline for audition application: March 2. www.unc.edu/depts/outdoor/auditions.

Seeking vendors

“Luck of the Irish” sale ó 8 a.m.-2 p.m., March 16.JF Hurley Family YMCA lobby. Vendors and crafters wanted, $10 for space. To reserve spot call 704-636-0111.

6th annual Art on Easy Street ó 10×10 space $60 ($50 for RAC members). Festival is June 20. www.rowanarts.org. 704-638-9887, rac@rowanarts.org.


Waterworks 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. www.waterworks.org.

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.

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. www.salisburyartists.org.

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 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.

Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó 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. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.


N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer óFeb. 21: “Piedmonsters” Day begins 10 a.m. African-American Railroad Worker exhibit opens Feb. 24. Museum 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. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.

Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó Exhibit: “Early Rowan African-American Churches.” Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.

Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. ó 1820 house museum. Costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.

China Grove Roller Mill Museum ó Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com.TimeOut! deadlines Information is due one week in advance. Mail to: P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145; e-mail to shall@salisburypost.com.

For story ideas, contact Katie Scarvey, 704-797-4270 or kscarvey@salisburypost.com.


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