Roundabout: What’s happening
“Crowns” Piedmont Players Theatre ó 7:30 p.m. through May 23. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, $11 groups of 20 or more. 704-633-5471.
Oprah Winfrey presents “The Color Purple” ó 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. May 19-24, Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $35. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
“Shear Madness” ó 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. through June 7. Stage Door Theater, North College Street at 5th Street, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
The Phantom of the Opera ó 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10-July 5. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
“Six in the City” Lee Street Theatre ó 7:30 p.m., June 3-6, LGAC Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. The six winners of a 10-minute play competition. $10 admission at door.
Old Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival 2009 at Fiddler’s Grove ó May 22-24. 1819 Memorial Hwy., Union Grove. 828-478-3735. www.fiddlersgrove.com.Stawberry Festival in Historic Gold Hill ó May 30. 704-279-5674.
Annual Memorial Week Celebration at J.C. Price American legion Post 107 ó May 25-31. Entertainment, food, midway rides. 704-640-1893.
Music and More
Craig Woolard Band ó6-9 p.m., May 21. Historic Courthouse Lawn, Concord. Ramseur Records Showcase ó May 22. Bombadil, Paleface, Samantha Crain, Jim Avett. Doors open 8 p.m. $10. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com.
Joyfest at Carowinds ó May 23. Featuring Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett, Smokie Norful. www.ticketmaster.com. 704-522-6500.
Toad the Wet Sprocket ó 8 p.m., May 23. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Seats from $32.50. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
Timmy and Susanna Abell ó Traditional storytelling and music, 7 p.m., May 23 for “Stories Under the Stars” at Kannapolis Branch Library. 704-920-4343. www.cityofkannapolis.com.
Queen City Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra-An Ideal Evening ó May 29. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. $5-$18. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.com.
Same as it Ever Was, TalkingHeads tribute ó 8:30 p.m., June 4. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. $10. 18+. www.carolinatix.org. 704-372-1000.
Beatles Tribute Night presented by Tosco Music ó Two nights, two different shows. 7 p.m. June 5 and 6. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. $8-$15. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society “Voice Dance”ó 3 p.m., June 7. Salisbury Civic Center. Pop, Broadway, jazz. www.SRChoralSociety.com.Brad Paisley ó June 5, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte. 877-598-8698. www.livenation.com.
Chrismon classes, final 2009 session at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop ó Introducing four new beaded Christian symbol designs, 10 a.m.-noon June 2: beginner level; 10 a.m.-noon June 4 and 5: intermediate level; 9 a.m.-noon June 6: advanced level. Call for reservations and cost. 704-636-7739.
Free design class demonstration ó 10 a.m.-noon, May 30. Bow tying, corsages for all occasions and wedding designs. Door prizes and coupons. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.
Beginner shag lessons ó Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m., through June 15 (except Memorial Day). Aerobic studio, Corriher YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove. $25 members, $50 nonmembers. 704-857-7011, ask for Jenny Buchanan.
Flamenco for belly dancers presented by Flamenco del Sol ó 7-9 p.m. May 28. $10. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. email@example.com.
Free belly dance classes ó 6:30-8:30 May 25 and June 1. Introduction to tribal style belly dance. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Hands-on Shakespeare” NC Shakespeare Festival teacher workshops ó For middle and secondary English and Drama teachers. Workshops scheduled for July 25 and Oct. 24 at Spirit Center in High Point. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to each workshop. 336-841-2273. www.ncshakes.org.
This & amp; That
Tribute to Bobby Allison ó 3-7 p.m., May 22. 3-5 p.m.-Charlotte Music Legends band; 5-6 p.m.-proclamation by the mayor for Allison; 6-7 p.m.-Allison autographs, music by Jeff Luckadoo.
Astronomical Society of Rowan County ó 7:30 p.m., May 23. Monthly meeting at 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. Includes stargazing. 704-855-1591.
Internet cafe, 1410 Hwy 29 South, China Grove ó Open 5 p.m. Thursdays-Crazy Hat Night, wear a crazy hat and get 250 free credits; Fridays-free wings or pizza; Saturdays-Sweetheart couples, bring sweetie and get 500 credits per couple 7 p.m. to closing. 704-856-2424.
Piedmont Players “Night on the Stage” fundraiser ó 6-9:30 p.m., May 29 and 30. Meroney Theater. Music by Molasses Creek, food by Chef Santos. For sponsorships or individual seats call 704-633-5471.
50s Day at Dairy Queen ó May 30. 1004 W. Innes St. Old cars, employees dressed in 50s attire, curb service.
Oakboro cruise-ins ó 5 p.m., fourth Fridays. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. 704-467-4992. www.oakborocruisein.com.
Patchwork Fabric Festival, Cullowhee ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 6. Inside festival, Jackson County Recreation Center, 88 Cullowhee Mountain Road. Fabric art and crafts, homemade food. 828-631-4587.
Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition ó June 20. Grayson Highlands State Park near Mouth of Wilson, Va. Music runs 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s area. Admission $10, children 12 and younger free. Park admission $3. www.waynehenderson.org.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight May 22: Craven Moorehead band, $5 cover; 9 p.m.-midnight May 23: Donna Hughes band, $5 cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.
Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó May 23: South 85 performing. Tickets $8 in advance. 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 8-10 p.m. May 22 and 23: Susan Wetmore. 704-636-0160.
Half Time Bar & Grill, 8850 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland ó 8 p.m., May 22:
Divided By Four. 704-278-1308.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó May 22: deejay Steve Carter; May 23: deejay Dana Grubb. Open 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Deejay every Friday and deejay or band every Saturday. 704-633-0251.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Saturday: Jordan Connell Band, benefit for The Inn. 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. www.inntheloop.blogspot.com.
The Garage, 110 W. 7th St. ó 10 p.m. May 23. Ramseur Records Showcase featuring Samantha Crane and the Midnight Shivers and Frontier Ruckus. $5. www.thegarage.ws/boxoffice.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. May 22: Arisa McDonald program of short songs, covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó 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. email@example.com.
Zodiac Club ó May 22: Looks EZ, belly dance performance. Meets second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m., live band starts 8:30 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 704-752-8824 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
Call for artists: Jazz and blues musicians ó Musicians are invited to perform during for The Rowan Blues and Jazz Society’s Talent Showcase, June 20, in the LGAC Black Box Theatre. For information, call 704-636-2811.
Faith Idol ó Deadline for entry June 15. Performances during Faith 4th celebration June 27-July 4. Three divisions: 12 and under; 13-18; 19 and above. $10 entry fee. To enter call Pam Alexander at 704-279-2256. www.faith4th.com.
Poets needed for Jazzy Art Nights ó Second Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery. Call Lesley Alston at 704-232-1467.
Silver Arts ó Open to Rowan residents 55 and older. Registration deadline May 20. Show is June 3-6 at Salisbury Civic Center. Forms available at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Salisbury YMCA and Ellis Park. 704-216-7780.
“Faces of Abundant Living” portrait exhibit ó Artists invited to create portraits in medium of choice. Abundant Living participants serve as models. Deadline to complete work is June 19 for traveling exhibit which opens July at Waterworks Visual Arts Center and will be seen in other locations around Salisbury. Call Barbara Garwood, 704-637-3940.
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. Deadline May 29. Application and rules online at www.rowanarts.org. 704-638-9887, email@example.com.
Strawberry Festival/arts and crafts show Historic Village of Gold Hill ó Looking for unique, hand-made arts and crafts exhibitors. Festival date May 30. To request application, contact Vivian Hopkins-704-279-5674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.C. Turkey Festival, Raeford ó Arts and crafts vendors welcome to apply for festival being held Sept. 19. Homemade items only. www.ncturkeyfestival.org. 910-904-2424.
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. Deadline to apply is May 29. Application and rules online at www.rowanarts.org. 704-638-9887, email@example.com.
Juneteenth ó 9 a.m.-7 p.m., June 27. Kelsey Scott Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Vendor fee: $55. No electricity provided. 704-267-3871 or 704-212-7818.
N.C. Turkey Festival, Raeford ó Food and commercial vendors welcome to apply for festival being held Sept. 19. www.ncturkeyfestival.org. 910-904-2424.
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 Sculpture Works-smaller scale works by the artists currently featured in Salisbury Sculpture Show on display through July by appointment. 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and whenever the “open” sign is out. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó Shop featuring art and crafts for sale by members is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and during special events. 704-245-2302. www.salisburyartists.org.
Center for Faith and the Arts Galleries, 207 W. Harrison St. ó Exhibit of paintings by Lou Murphy through May 29. Open 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-647-0999.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó Mooresville Artist Guild 31st annual Spring Artfest Show and Sale. Free. Through May 31.Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www. mooresvilleartistguild.com.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. ó 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, Hurley Splash Pad. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road ó Two ballfields, concession stand, lighted tennis courts, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, bocce courts, game room, shelters, playground. Event center has riding arena and judges tower. A 1.5 mile walking trail connects facilities. Old Ellis Schoolhouse includes game room, ceramics workshop, large dining room with fully-equipped kitchen. Programs include ceramics, karate, horse shows, T-ball, baseball. Therapeutic Recreation division for Rowan County Parks housed here. 704-216-7783.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill ó Located in the heart of the Carolina Gold Rush Territory, the park is home of the Barnhardt Gold Mine, the first mine shaft in the U.S. dug to a depth of 500 feet, and Randolph Gold Mine which was dug to a depth of 850 feet. Gold Hill became know as the richest mining property east of the Mississippi creating one of the first gold rushes in history. Along with the mine shafts, sites in the park include the Gold Hill Jail, c. 1845, the restored Chilean Ore Mill c. 1824 (the only complete ore mill remaining in existence in N.C.), the Assay Office, the Bernhardt Log Barn, the Russell-Rufty Shelter, the Powder House and Gold Hill Pond. The barn and shelter are available for rent for formal and informal public use. Another area of interest is the Gold Hill Rail Trail for hiking and biking enthusiast. The park is open daily until dark. Free. Historic tours of the park are available by appointment. Information about tours: 704-267-9439; rentals: 704-279-5777. www.HistoricGoldHill.com.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Rd. ó 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. www.co.rowan. nc.us/parks/sloan.
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 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. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó Museum is 1854 courthouse that survived Stoneman’s raid. Displays and interpretive exhibits reflect life and history of Rowan County. 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.
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. ó Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. ó 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 ó Open 1- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. ó Photography exhibit. Museum 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. For special tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville ó 704-873-5882. www.fortdobbs. org.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville ó Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, free for children under 5. www.lattaplantation.org. 704-875-2312.
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte Civil War 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. www.historicrosedale. org.
Old Salem, Winston-Salem ó 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300 or www.oldsalem.org.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh ó “Chocolate: The Exhibition” is a fully bilingual exhibition May 9-Sept. 7. Visitors can explore the plant, the products and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of science, history and popular culture. There is a charge for the exhibit. Museum admission is free. 919-733-7450. www.naturalsciences.org.
N.C. Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham ó Museum is science-technology center of lifelong learning for people of all ages. $10.85 adult; $8.85 seniors 65 plus and military personnel with ID; $7.85 children age 3-12; free for children age two and younger. Train rides additional $2.50 per person, ornithopher rides $1. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org.
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. ó Museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or childrensmuseumofws.org.
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