Roundabout: What’s happening

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 16, 2009

“Sophia’s Heart” student production óScript and lyrics by Will Merrick, set to music by participants in Amadeus Youth Chorus music camp. Performance at 3 p.m. Friday, Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Admission free. Play is preceded by a free musical performance by Knoxville vintage jazz group Christabel and the Jons. 704-245-2302.

“Play it Again, Sam” Piedmont Players ó7:30 p.m. July 16-18, 22-25; 2:30 p.m. July 19. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. $12-$15. Wednesday value night-$10. 704-633-5471.

“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.

“Death Under Cover” Charlotte Dinner Detectives ó Friday and Saturday nights, includes sit-down dinner at grand Central in Charlotte.

“Mamma Mia!” ó July 28-Aug. 2. Belk Theater, Blumenthal performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000.

Music and more

Sea Cruz ó 6-9 p.m. today, corner of Union Street South and Means Avenue, Downtown Concord. Free. Bring lawn chair. Beer and wine garden available.

Wally Germany and Dave Butler at Rocky River ó July 17, soft rock at Rocky River Vineyards.

Ivan Parker, gospel recording artist ó 6 p.m. July 18, Lake Norman High School, Mooresville.

Charlotte Guitar Society presents Jhon Akers ó 7:30 p.m. July 18. CPCC Tate Hall. 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. $15-$20. 704-372-1000.

Neighborhood Theater, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte ó July 18: Paul Thorn, $15; July 23: The Duhks, $15; July 25: Joe Firstman; July 31: Sam Bush, $22; Aug. 1: The New Familiars, $10. 704-372-1000. 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.

Jonas Brothers ó Aug. 21. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte.


A Night with Dick Gregory ó 6 p.m. July 18. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte.$25 -$35. 704-372-1000.

Film”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.


Beginning painting workshop for ages 8-12 ó 1-3 p.m., July 11. Carolyn Kirkman leads. Limited to eight participants. $22.
“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.” Tuesdays, 1:30-4 p.m., July 21, 28 and Aug. 4. Fee-$50 ($20 in advance as registration fee). Deadline to register: July 18. 704-209-6430.


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.

This & That
Astronomical Society of Rowan County ó 7:30 p.m., July 25. 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. Bring telescope or binoculars. 704-855-1591.

Rowan County Anime ó July 18. Meet 5:35 p.m. in front of Books-a-Million, Salisbury Mall, to go to member’s home.


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: Divided By Four, no cover; Saturday: bluegrass trio No 9 Coal. 704-797-0093.

Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Deejay every Friday, no 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: teen night-Urban Detoxx blues rock; Saturday: guitarist Sam Havens. 704-636-0160.

Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. ó July 18: Highway 61 Band.

High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó July 17: deejay ken McGee; July 18: The Aristocrats. 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 This Saturday: open mic. 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 8:30 p.m. Friday: Christabel and the Jons, $7. 704-245-2302.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. July 17: group dicussion-“What I always wanted to do and didn’t.” Covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó July 17: Silver Hawk. 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 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.

Call for artists
2009 Carolina Artists Expo ó Entry form deadline: Aug. 7; delivery 10 a.m.-noon or 3-6 p.m. Aug. 17; show: Aug. 19-22. Salisbury Civic Center. Reception 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20. Work accepted in most media, including three-dimensional. Entry fee for up to five entries: members $25, nonmembers $35. Additional entries may be considered for $10 for up to three. Cash awards. More information: 704-797-0585.
Poets are needed for Jazzy Art and Poetry Nights, 5-7 p.m., second Thursdays, at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 413 N. Lee St. Call the Rowan Arts Council, 704-638-9887.
N.C. Turkey Festival, Raeford ó Arts and crafts vendors welcome to apply for festival being held Sept. 19. Homemade items only. 910-904-2424.


Renaisance Festival ó Auditions for street characters, musicians, dancers, variety acts. 6-9 p.m. July 22 and noon-3 p.m. July 25. Community Building, Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church, 8300 McClure Circle, Charlotte. Professional and amateur opportunities. Anyone under 12 must participate with parent. Festival is seven weekends, Oct. 10-Nov. 22, near Huntersville. 704-896-5555.

Oktoberfest, Hickory, seeking musicians between ages 13-20 ó Festival is Oct. 9-11. Teen bands will be selected to play on stages Friday and Saturday nights. Send CD, bio and photograph to HDDA, PO Box 9086, Hickory, NC 28603. 828-322-1121.

An Appalachian Summer festival ó Through July 25 in Boone. Music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film. 800-841-ARTS.

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.

Farmers Day ó July 18, China Grove. The 7 p.m. street dance features The Fantastic Shakers. 704-855-4684.

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.

Floydfest ó July 23-26 in Floyd. Va. This year’s theme-“Revival”-greening efforts, spotlight on music industry efforts for social change through music. Healing Arts Village, Global Village. Music includes: Blues Traveler, Railroad Earth, Donna the Buffalo, The Duhks, Samantha Crain, Mad Tea Party, The New Familiars, Holy Ghost Tent Revival.


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 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.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606.
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó “ELEMENTary – The Basics: Air, Earth, Fire Water” through Aug. 13. Gallery 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.” “The Art of Affluence: Haute Coutre and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007,” through spring 2010; Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, $5 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 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, free hours Tuesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 Eastern Music Festival piano recital July 26 at 3 p.m. 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

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.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 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.
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
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
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