Roundabout: What’s happening

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 9, 2009

Beginning painting workshop for ages 8-12 ó 1-3 p.m., July 11. Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Carolyn Kirkman leads. Limited to eight participants. $22. 704-639-0606.
“A Wicked Workshop: Keyboard Classes with a Wicked Twist” ó 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 3-6. Featuring music from “Wicked” and “Wizard of Oz.” Ages 7-14, must have had at least one year of piano instruction. Catawba College Music Annex. $75, includes materials. Deadline to register: July 17. 704-881-1565.
“Be a Tree” beginning yoga practice for children ó 1-2:30 p.m., July 18. Anne Waters (RYT) will lead a beginning yoga practice where children ages 8 to 13 learn elementary breathing, relaxation techniques, asanas. $12. Green Goat Gallery and Blue Ewe Yoga Studio, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-639-0606.
Creative Writing 101 ó Three week course taught by Diannia Baty, author of recently released “Spirit Letters.” Two sessions: 4 -6:30 p.m. Sundays, July 19, 26 and Aug. 2; or Tuesdays, 1:30-4 p.m., July 21, 28 and Aug. 4. Fee-$50 ($20 in advance as registration fee). Deadline to register: July 15. 704-209-6430.
Fiddling, ukulele, history of jazz ó July 22, master classes led by members of Boulder Acoustic Society coming to Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Classes $5 each- “History of Jazz:” 2 p.m.; “All Things Fiddle:” 4 p.m.; choose between “Ukulele 101” or “Simple Songs for Uke” at 5:30 p.m. (loaner ukes available). Each class approximately one hour. Those registered for three classes get free ticket to attend evening concert. 704-245-2302.
“Barefoot in the Park” Davidson Community Players ó July 23 to Aug. 2. Duke Family performance Hall, Davidson College. Tickets $20-$22. 704-892-7918.
“Mamma Mia!” ó July 28-Aug. 2. Belk Theater, Blumenthal performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000.
Liberty’s July Celebration ó July 11, downtown Liberty. Craft, art and food vendors, music stage, children’s play place at Liberty School. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Rain date is June 18.
An Appalachian Summer festival ó June 27-July 25 in Boone. Music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film. 800-841-ARTS.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games ó July 9-12.
Krazy Night Out, Downtown Salisbury ó 5-9 p.m., July 17. Stores open late for Krazy Klearance. Bands: Mid-Life Crisis at Fisher Street stage, Divided by Four at the Blue Vine, Christabel and the Jons” at Looking Glass Artist Collective. Classic cars, children’s activities, tie-dye, carriage and trolley rides.
African American Heritage Day ó 11 a.m.-4 p.m., July 18, Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum State Historic Site, Sedalia. Music, dance, crafts, storytelling, children’s activities. Free. 336-449-4846.
Music and more
Buckwheat Zydeco ó 9 p.m., July 10. Visulite Theater, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. $15 in advance. 704-372-1000.
Elizabeth and the Catapult ó 8-11 p.m. July 11. Also on program-Greg Laswell. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. 1-800-594-TIXX. www.theeveningmuse. com.
Charlotte Folk Society’s annual Old Time Music Jam and Ice Cream Social ó 1-4 p.m., July 12, on the grounds of Rosedale Plantation. Free. 704-563-7080.
Toby Keith with Trace Adkins ó 8 p.m., July 12, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. 877-598-8698.
Ivan Parker, gospel recording artist ó 6 p.m. July 18, Lake Norman High School, Mooresville.
Rascal Flatts with guest Darius Rucker ó Aug. 1, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte.
The Avett Brothers ó 7:30 p.m., Aug. 8. Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte. $30 and $25 in advance. 800-745-3000.
“Jumanji” ó 8:45 p.m., July 10. Outdoors at Village Park, Kannapolis.
A.L. Brown High School school film in contest ó A.L. Brown vying for cash prize. Voting ends July 12. Go to
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)” ó 7 p.m., July 16, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, enter at 308 W. Fisher St. Free, no reservation needed. Movie features Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier. Sponsored by Center for Faith and the Arts. 704-647-0999.
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ń The IMAX® Experience” ó Through July 28 in the IMAX® Dome Theatre in Discovery Place, Charlotte. Rated PG-13.
Chess camp ó 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 3-7. Ages 8 and up. All levels, beginners welcome. Players paired for tournament play according to ability level. Held at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Tuition $100, includes $15 registration fee. Bring lunch. 704-639-0471.
Cherokee-5th Annual Festival of Native Peoples ó Gathering of indigenous peoples, July 17-18, with a special Indian Art Market Preview on July 16, at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. 800-438-1601.
Night life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: The Brubakers, $5 cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday: Don Berg. 704-797-0093.
Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Friday and Saturday: deejay at 10 p.m. $3 cover. 704-279-4286.
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. Friday: Jazz with Rebecca Stinson and Joe Ponds; Saturday: Sam Havens. 704-636-0160.
Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. ó July 11: Beggars Union. Grove Inn, 1560 Hwy 29 South, China Grove ó 5-8 p.m., drink specials, deejay dance at 8 p.m. Every Friday: 9 1:30 a.m. karaoke/deejay dance with Avery Brothers. 704-855-9901.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó July 10: deejay Ervin Ellington; July 11: deejay Eddie Harwod. 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 8 p.m.: Urban Detoxx; 10 p.m.: Writing Home. 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.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 407 N. Lee St. ó 9 p.m. Friday: Jeremy Aggers and Cain & Annabelle. 704-245-2302.
Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó Tonight: Yadkin River Theory ( No cover, 25 cent draft. 704-633-1315.
The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte ó July 9: Carbon Leaf; July 10: Buckwheat Zydeco; July 11: Unknown Hinson. 800-594-TIXX.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. July 10: 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.
Zodiac Club ó July 10: Looks EZ. 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 Visit
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó”Shared Delusions” by Doug McAbee and Barbara Schreiber, recent work of Marge Loudon Moody and Whitney Peckman. 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.
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.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Jazzy Art and Poetry Night 5-7 p.m. tonight. Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and whenever the “open” flag is out. 704-431-8964.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó Current exhibits: “Americana” art by members; Vivian Hopkins’ “Gold Hill Series.” 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.
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó “ELEMENTary – The Basics: Air, Earth, Fire Water” through Aug. 13Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó Native American art collection (Grice): “Passionate Journey.” “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.
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte ó 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.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. ó 704-216-7800. Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road ó 704-216-7783.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill ó Information about tours: 704-267-9439; rentals: 704-279-5777.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Rd. ó Site of 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.
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.
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó Harter 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.
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. Museum is operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912.
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. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville ó 704-873-5882. www.fortdobbs. org.
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 11 and 25: gold panning. 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. 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.
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road ó Focus on activities for ages 8 and younger. $5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-337-2671.
Discovery Place, Charlotte ó “Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure.” “Under the Sea” in IMAX Theater. 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
The Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia ó Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday -Saturday , 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $4 adults, $2 students, seniors 704-866-6900 or
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
The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh ó Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s #3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet on exhibit. “Knights of the Black Flag” includes artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge.” Free. 919-807-7943.
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.
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,
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