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Roundabout: What’s happening

Music and more
Pops at the Post, Salisbury Symphony ó Saturday, music begins at dusk. At Salisbury Post, corner of West Innes and South Church Streets. Free. 704-637-4314.
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.
Night of the Arts, North Rowan High School ó Starts 5:30 p.m., June 5. Featuring music groups from North Rowan’s middle and high schools and visual art displays by students. Salisbury Swing Band plays 9-11 p.m.
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.
No Doubt with Paramore ó 7:30 p.m., June 6. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte. www.livenation.com.
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-open mic 6-9:30 p.m., Bluegrass Brothers 9:30-11 p.m., $5; June 6, noon-11 p.m., all day bluegrass, $25, children $12, admission after 6 p.m. $15 for adults Bring lawn chairs. www.BigLickBluegrass.com. 704-485-4906.
“Keeping Quartet Alive” Charlotte ó 4 p.m., June 7. Gethsemane Baptist Church, 2670 Dr. Carver Road, Charlotte. Features Greg Kelly and Foundation, Refuge of Brooklyn, N.y., Ronica and the Mighty Blazing Stars, and more. Food available. $15 advance, $18 at door. 704-488-4197.
Jazz with Marc Hoffman ó 7:30 p.m., June 9. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. $10. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
Cowboy Mouth at Visulite Theatre ó 8 p.m., June 9. The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N. Charlotte. $20. www.visulite.com. 1-800-594-TIXX.
The Fray with Jack’s Mannequinó 7 p.m., June 13. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte. 877-598-8698. www.livenation.com.
Sonfest at Carowinds ó June 13. Featuring tobyMac, Third Day, Hawk Nelson, Brandon Heath, Fire Flight, Remedy Drive, comedians Bean and Bailey. www.ticketmaster.com. 1-800-888-4FUN.
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.
Theater
“Six in the City” Lee Street Theatre ó 7:30 p.m., June 3-6. Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Six winners of LST’s 10-minute play competition. $10. leestreettheatre@gmail.com.
“Dearly Departed” ó 8 p.m. June 5, 3 and 8 p.m. June 6. Broad Street United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Statesville. $5. Call Iredell Arts Council: 704-873-6100. “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 Fairy Tale Chronicles” Theater Charlotte, 501 Queens Road ó8 p.m. June 5, 6, 11, 12 13; 2 p.m. June 7.Part of the “Once Upon a Festival.” 704-366-7965.
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.
Festivals
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.
Nazareth Children’s Home Fun Fest ó 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13. Welcome is at 9:30 a.m. Craft fair, car show, food, entertainment, silent auction. 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

Comedy
James Gregory ó 7:30 p.m., June 17. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte $25. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

This & That
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.
Charlotte Antique and Collectible Show ó June 5-7. Cabarrus Arena, 4751 Hwy 49 North, Concord. www.charlotteantiqueshow.com.
H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler shares “Down Home Stories” for Charlotte Folk Society ó 7:30, June 12. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. Also refreshments, song circle, jams. 704-563-7080. www.folksociety.org.
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. volunteer@locksoflove.org.Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.

Trips

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.

Night life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight June 5: Midlife Crisis, $5. Saturday: no music, going to Pops at the Post, then open to midnight afterwards. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.
Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Deejay on Fridays at 10 p.m. June 6: Restless. 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., first and second Fridays: Jazz with Rebecca Stinson and Joe Ponds. 704-636-0160.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó Open 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Deejay every Friday and deejay or band every Saturday. 704-633-0251.
Tastebuds Coffee and Tea, 108 N. Main St. ó 6-8 p.m. Friday: song stylist and guitarist Susan Wetmore.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó This Saturday-open mic night. 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.
Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó 704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.
Singles
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. June 5: White Elephant Sale and Uncle Joe Birthday. Covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó June 5: Crimson Rose. 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, 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. peggy15311@bellsouth.net.

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 taylorbt@msn.com. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.
Call for artists
PERFORMING ARTS
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.
VISUAL ART
“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.
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.

Auditions

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.

Seeking vendors
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.

Art
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 Current art exhibit: “In the City,” reception 6-8 p.m. June 13. 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.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó “Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art.” “The Art of Affluence: Haute Coutre and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007,” through spring 2010; 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.

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.
Parks
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.

Museums
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 New exhibits opening June 7: postcard exhibit and “Hats, Handbags and Hankies.” 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.
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.

Mill Village Museum, Old No. 14 Church St., Cooleemee ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Large groups by appointment. Operated by Cooleemee Historical Association. 336-284-6040.
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 ó 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.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh ó “Chocolate: The Exhibition” is a fully bilingual exhibition. 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 2 and younger. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org.
 
 
 
 
 

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