Roundabout: What’s happening
Stawberry Festival in Historic Gold Hill ó 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 704-279-5674. www.historicgoldhill.com.
Annual Memorial Week Celebration at J.C. Price American legion Post 107 ó Through May 31. Entertainment, food, midway rides. 704-640-1893.
Rail Days at NC Transportation Museum ó June 13-14. Train rides, model trains, live music, childrens’ activities, chili cook-off. 704-636-2889. www.nctrans.org.
Art on Easy Street Summer Art Festival ó June 20, Downtown Salisbury. 704-638-9887. www.rowanarts.org.
Juneteenth 2009 ó 8 a.m.-7 p.m., June 27. Kelsey Scott park, Old Wilkesboro Road. Entertainment, vendors, Gospelfest. Bring lawn chair. 704-267-3871
Music and more
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.
Susan Wetmore ó 2-4 p.m., May 30. Acoustic folk. Tastebuds Coffee and Tea, 106 N. Main St. 704-212-7044.
Concert at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center ó 3 p.m., May 31. Featuring Salisbury Singing Seniors, the Y-Wonders, Trinity Singers, Trinity Ringers. 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-216-7714.
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.
Charlotte Symphony in Kannapolis ó 7 p.m., June 6. Village Park Amphitheater. 704-920-4343.
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.
Dailey and Vincent at Big Lick Bluegrass Festival óJune 5 and 6. www.BigLickBluegrass.com. 704-485-4906.
Jazz with Marc Hoffman ó 7:30 p.m., June 9. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. $10. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
Blues and Jazz Showcase- The Party After Art on Easy Street ó 7:30 p.m., June 20. Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. $5 donation. 704-636-2811.
“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.
Donna’s Dancers in recital ó 7 p.m., June 1. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Ballet-“Beauty and the Beast.” Tap, jazz and baton portion-“The Awesome 1980’s.” Features Orange Bowl Dancers down to 3-year-olds. Free.
James Gregory ó 7:30 p.m., June 17. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte $25. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free belly dance class ó 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 1. Introduction to tribal style belly dance. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. email@example.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 Friday: Marc Hoffman jazz trio, $5 cover; Saturday: 9 p.m.-Don Berg opens, 10 p.m.- Tommy Talton Band (www.tommytaltonband.com), 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 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday: Sam Havens, Flamenco guitar. 704-636-0160.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó May 29: deejay Ervin Ellington; May 30: Rockin Horse. 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 May 30: Urban Detoxx. 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.
This & That
Lake Norman Yacht Club fourth Keelboat Invitational Series event for 2009 ó May 30. Races are open to all members; non-members may participate in the events. The LNYC will host an informal get-together with refreshments immediately following the event located at the B-dock. Race results and photos will be available Monday 10 a.m. following the event. The free sailing events are open to the public. www.lnyc.org.
Big Band Dances ó 7-10 p.m. first Saturday of each month. Hurley YMCA. Music by The Hi-Liters. Bring a snack to share. $5. 704-636-0111.
50s Day at Dairy Queen ó May 30. 1004 W. Innes St. Old cars, employees dressed in 50s attire, curb service.
Charlotte Antique and Collectible Show ó June 5-7. Cabarrus Arena, 4751 Hwy 49 North, Concord. www.charlotteantiqueshow.com.
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.
Locks of Love HAIR-raiser and FUN-draiser event ó 10 a.m.-1 p.m., June 13. Olive Garden of Salisbury. Food, games, car wash, prizes, live music, free activities, free child ID kits. firstname.lastname@example.org.Oakboro cruise-ins ó 5 p.m., fourth Fridays. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. 704-467-4992. www.oakborocruisein.com.
Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. May 29: Jessie Harrison and Family, gospel music. Covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó May 29: Visions, covered dish. 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.
Piedmont Triad Singles Dance ó 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, June 5. George Ks, 2108 Cedar Fork Drive (corner Holden and High Point Road) Greensboro. Deejay playing 70’s/80’s, beach music, top 40, swing music. Cash bar, door prizes. Dress to impress. Ladies choice dances, $12. www.piedmonttriadsingles.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zodiac Club ó 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 email@example.com. 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.
“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, 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.
Music videos ó May 30, two videos being shot in one day, in Charlotte. www.talkboytv.com.
Old Courthouse Theatre “wedding Belles” ó Auditions 7 p.m., June 15 and 16 in the Black Box at OCT, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. Script calls for one woman between ages of 18-22 and four women who can play 60ish. Show dates are early August. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
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 June 5: gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. with Marge Loudon Moody, opening reception 6-8 p.m. Currently in Stanback and Cook Sensory Gardens: Don Green Sculpture. 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. Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro ó Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 336-629-0399.www.randolphartsguild.com.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó “Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art.” Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 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. 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” through June 7; Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 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.McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter. org.
Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem ó Begining June 5: “The Stieglitz Circle: Beyond O’Keefe.” 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 www.reynoldahouse.org.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. ó 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net.Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road ó 704-216-7783.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill ó 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 Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 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.
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. Museum is operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com.
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. Interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Village merchants and interpreters dressed in period costume weekends. Free admission. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville ó 704-873-5882. www.fortdobbs. org.
Discovery Place, Charlotte ó “Circus!” consisting of more than 20 interactive stations. Museum open 9:30 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or www.discoveryplace.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.
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