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Music and more

World record for longest continuous concert ó March 19-28, Signal Hill Mall, Statesville. statesvilleprogress@gmail.com.

Charlotte Symphony “Zarathustra Speaks” ó 8 p.m., March 20 and 21. www.charlottesymphony.org. 704-972-2000.

Laura Reed and Deep Pocket ó 9 p.m., March 20. Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte. Free show. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Music and poetry together-“French Impressionisms” ó 3 p.m., March 22. Music of Debussy and Ravel, poetry of Rimbaud. Reynolda House Museum, Winston-Salem. Admission $8. 336-758-5150. www.reynoldahouse.org.

John Prine ó 8 p.m., March 27. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $39.50-$49.50. www.ticketmaster.com.

Music night at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó March 28: Jeremy Vess, Jeremy Hopkins, Innfinity, Micole Wallace. 704-213-1467. www.inntheloop.blogspot.com.

Piedmont Opera presents Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” ó 8 p.m. April 3, 2 p.m. April 5, 7:30 p.m. April 7. Stevens Center, Winston-Salem. $15-$85. www.piedmontopera.org. 336-724-3202.

Sandy Hoffman, CD debut at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó April 4. Performance to accompany debut of “Sereno,” instrumental guitar CD. Also performing that evening: Marc Hoffman. www.essentialworship.com.

Dave Matthews Band with The Avett Brothers ó 7 p.m., April 24. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte. $38-$68. 704-549-5555. http://tickets.livenation.com.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ó 7:30 p.m., May 2. Greensboro Coliseum. $65-$95. www.ticketmaster.com. 1-800-745-3000.

Night life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Midlife Crisis (tunes reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, www.midlifecrisis.homestead.com), $5 cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday: Don Berg (www.myspace.com/dbergsplace), no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.

Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó 704-279-4286. www.myspace.com/dirtywatersaloon.

E.H. Montgomery General Store ó 7 p.m. Fridays: Community Night with bluegrass jam, Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.

Escape the Daily Grind, 316 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-636-0160.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó This Saturday, the band Innerseed. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. 704-213-1467. www.inntheloop.blogspot.com.

Jokers Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. ó 704-636-2583.

Stelia, 118 N. Main St. ó Friday: Joe Robinson Jazz Band. Cover donations to Rowan Blues and Jazz Society. Special Jazzy Martinis will be introduced. 704-638-6266.

Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó 704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.


“Death of a Salesman” Theatre Charlotte ó 7:30 p.m. tonight, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. www.theatrecharlotte.org. 704-372-1000.

Old Courthouse Theatre “Benedictions” ó 8 p.m. March 19-21, 26-28; 2:30 p.m. March 22 and 29. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. $10. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthouse theater.org.

Elton John and Tim Rices’s “Aida” ó 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 20 and 21. Booth Playhouse, 130 North Tryon St., Charlotte. Presented by Northwest School of the Arts. www.carolinatix.org. 704-372-1000.

“Far Away” Catawba Theatre ó 6:55 p.m. March 24 and 25; 7:30 p.m. March 26-28. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. 704-637-4481.

“High School Musical 2” Lexington Youth Theatre ó 7 p.m. March 26-29; 3 p.m. March 28; 2 p.m. March 29. Smith Civic Center, 217 S. Main St., Lexington. Admission $8 plus can of food for local charity. www.lexingtonyouth theatreinc.com.

Rogers’ and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” North Rowan High School ó 7 p.m., March 27 and 28. $5 adults, $3 students. 704-636-4420.

Davidson Theatre and Music Departments present Sondheim’s “Company” ó 8 p.m. March 27-28, April 3-4; 2 p.m. March 29; 7:30 p.m. April 2. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. Recommended for age 14 up. 704-894-2135. www.davidson.edu/tickets.

Pfeiffer presents Neil Simon’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” ó 7:30 p.m. March 27-28, April 2-4; 3 p.m. March 29. Campus Theatre (administration building) Misenheimer campus. $8 adults, $6 seniors and students, $5 children 12 and under. 704-463-3070. doug.stauter@pfeiffer.edu.


Dry Night ó 6 p.m.-1 a.m., March 20. Pfeiffer Gym. Substance-free event, benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation. $5 advance, $7 night of event. 704-463-3221.

Catawba Valley Pottery Festival ó March 27-28. Hickory Convention Center. www.chathamartistsguild.org.


“Burn the Floor”ó March 24-29, Belk Theater, Blumenthal performing Arts Center, Charlotte. Tickets start at $20. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Russian National Ballet ó 8 p.m., March 30. $25-$65. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.


Cheech and Chong ó 8 p.m., April 2. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $39.50-$59.50. www.ticketmaster.com.

Rodney Carrington ó 7 p.m., April 4. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $44.75. www.ticketmaster.com. 800-345-3000.

“The Incredible Mind Power of a Gratitude Attitude” ó 7-9 p.m., March 20. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. Taught by the Rev. Lady Diannia Baty. $15 per person, or $8 if you bring others. To register call 704-209-6430.

“Hop into the Colors of Spring and Easter” ó 10 a.m.-noon, March 28. Free design class. Creating an Easter egg wreath, flowering hanging baskets and spring wreaths. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.

Introduction to Flamenco for Belly Dancers ó March 26. Two-hour workshop. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. $10. To register, contact kalimatribal@carolina.rr.com.

Chrismon classes ó 10 a.m.-noon April 2 or 3: Six-pointed Star; 9 a.m. to noon April 4: Easter Crowned Cross. Limited space, call for reservations and cost. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.

Speakers and forums

Author Chris Bohjalian, Catawba College’s 23rd annual Brady Author’s Symposium óMarch 26. 11 a.m.-lecture with Bohjalian discussing “Skeletons at the Feast,” followed by seated luncheon and book signing; 7 p.m. lecture-“Reading in a Digital Age.” Lecture tickets $15 for each, limited number of luncheon tickets, $15. All events at Robertson College-Community Center. 704-637-4393.

Author Ron Rash ó 11 a.m., April 7, booksigning and luncheon sponsored by Pfeiffer Friends of the Library, Misenheimer. $30. RSVP by March 27. For information, contact Lara Little, 704-463-3353, lara.little@pfeiffer.edu.

This & That

Spring Equinox Celebration ó Friday, vegetarian potluck at 6:30 p.m., drum circle 7:30 p.m., bonfire 9 p.m. Sacred Grove Retreat/Bed and Bike Inn, Matton Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. RSVP: 704-463-0768; info@bedandbikeinn.com.

“The Planets” Horizons Unlimited, Woodson Planetarium ó 5 p.m., March 21. A 40-minute tour of the solar system, narrated by Kate Mulgrew. Also, live sky segment-“Skies Over Salisbury.” $3 adults, $2 students 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter in back, accessible from Lilly Avenue. 704-639-3004.

2009 Charlotte Quilt Show-“Charlotte in Wonderland” ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20 and 21; noon-4 p.m. March 22. The Fletcher School, 8500 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-564-1316. CltQuiltShow2009@carolina.rr.com.

Girls Night Out ó 5:30-8:30 p.m., March 26. Stitchin’ Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St. Wine, cheese and other special treats, goodie bags, promotions, and more. Proceeds go to Rowan Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

Salisbury BBQ Festival-call for entries ó Event is May 1. BBQFest09@yahoo.com. www.SCAFestival.com.


Piedmont Singles ó 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. March 20: covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.

Highlighters Dance Club ó March 20: Blend. 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. ssendecki@aol.com.

Piedmont Triad Singles Dance ó 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, March 20, St. Patrick’s Day 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. www.piedmonttriadsingles.com. peggy15311@bellsouth.net.

Zodiac Club ó Meets second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m. food 8 p.m. Open to 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 taylorbt@msn.com. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.

Call for artists

Third annual Spring Fling at Second Glance Shop ó Event April 25. Shop is at 2080 Shue Road, China Grove. Call Betty Corriher, 704-213-0980 to register or for more information.

Lake Norman Art League spring exhibit ó Artists of all media invited to submit. Exhibit on display April 1-May 1. Hand deliver work to LKN Gallery March 27 or 28 Details: www.LKNart.org.

Spring Festival at Rocky River Vineyards, Midland ó Artist vendors sought for festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., April 25. Booth fee $75 for single artists, $100 for two in one booth. Details: www.rockyrivervineyards.com. 704-781-5035.

Craft Festival ó 5-9 p.m. Friday May 8 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Saturday, May 9, Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405-407 N. Lee St. Exhibitor fee: $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers. To exhibit call Jacqui: 704-633-5107. For membership information, call 704-960-6594.

Multicultural Festival, Lexington ó Artisans and demonstrators for festival May 2 in Finch Park. 336-248-3960 ext. 3237. tammy@lexingtonnc.net.

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 www.rowanarts.org. 704-638-9887, rac@rowanarts.org.

“Leading Ladies” The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem ó Auditions 7 p.m. Monday, March 30. Roles for five men (ages 20+; one over 50) and three women (ages 20+; one over 50). No prepared material is required. Actors will be asked to read short scenes from the script. Scripts are available to peruse on-site only. The Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Production dates: May 15-17; May 21ń24. 336-748-0857 x 201.


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.

EastSquare Artworks, 122 E. Innes St. ó 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.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 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 Tomie and Buddy Troxler. Gallery open Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. and by appointment. 704-633-4333.

Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó Featuring Don Moore’s “Endangered Species” exhibit. 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.

Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó “Structurally Sound: Foundations in Architecture,” an exhibition of architecturally-inspired artwork on display through March 26. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville ó Don Moore-“Great Artists of the Western World” through May. 8. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.iredellmuseums.org.

Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó Andy Warhol: “Cowboys and Indians.” “The Craven Family of North Carolina Potters,” “Women in American Ceramics, 1875-1945” 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. 704-337-2000.www.mintmuseum.org.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó “From the Melting Pot into the Fire; Contemporary Ceramics in Israel.” $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.


N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Train rides Thursday and Friday 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; Sunday 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.

Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó “Early Rowan African-American Churches.” Museum is 1854 courthouse. 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. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free to members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.

Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park ó 19th Century Living History Interpretations and educational tours weekends April-October and weekdays by appointment. Villagemerchants and interpretors dressed in period costume weekends. Free admission. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.

Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 28; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29: Battles at Latta. Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, free for under 5. www.lattaplantation.org. 704-875-2312.

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