Roundabout: What’s happening

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 27, 2009

Music and more
Rowan Blues and Jazz Society “Jazz Birthday Bash” ó Friday, doors open 7:30 p.m., event starts at 8 p.m. Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Live music by Salisbury Swing Band and vocalists Anne Cave and Carol Harris. Dancing, festival items beverages. Proceeds go to RBJS in support of the Oct. 10 Blues and Jazz festival. $10.
Sam Havens, flamenco guitar ó 6-9:30 p.m. Friday; 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Tastebuds Coffee and Tea, 106 N. Main St. 704-212-7044.
Jeremy Hopkins ó 10:30 p.m. Friday, PREVUE Music Hall, 2909 N. Davidson St., Charlotte.
Drive-By Truckers ó 9:30 p.m., Aug. 28 and 29. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. $25. 18 and older. 704-372-1000.
Exit 54 Band ó7-10 p.m., Aug. 28. Country, rock and beach. Rocky River Vineyards, 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. 704-781-5035.
Carolina Summer Music Festival, Winston-Salem ó Through Aug. 29, presented by Old Salem Museums and Gardens and Carolina Symphony Chamber Players.
Soul Music Festival ó Aug. 29, beginning 2 p.m., Time Warner Cable Music Pavillion, 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh.
Drumming in the Yurt ó3-5 p.m., Sept. 6. Drum circle led by Dr. Saleef Kafajouffe. Bring you own instrument, or rent drum for $5. Sacred Grove Retreat, 15750 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. 704-463-0768.
Britney Spears “The Circus” ó Sept. 5, Greensboro Coliseum. 800-745-3000.
2009 Charlotte Jazz, R&B and Soul Festival ó 7-11 p.m., Sept. 5. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 Independence Blvd., Charlotte. Dress to impress.
L’Orgue Mystique ó 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11. Featuring organist Br. Jonathan Ryan from Chicago’s Saint John Cantius Parish. First United Methodist Church. Free, offering received for music memorial fund. 704-636-3121.
“The Patsy Cline Show”-Rowan County Concert Association ó 7:30 p.m., Sept. 12, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Opener: the A Cappella Fellas from Charlotte at 7 p.m. Tickets: adult $20, student (18 and under) $5 704-633-1474.

“Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple” ó 7:30 p.m. tonight and Aug. 30; 8 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29; 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $35. 704-372-1000.

“The Depths of Her Soul” ó 6:30 p.m., Aug. 29. Brock Auditorium, 622 S. Main St., Mocksville. $8 advance, $10 at door. Written, produced, directed by Stephanie Grant Redmon. 336-284-6402.

NC Shakespeare Festival2009 MainStage season: “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ó Sept. 5-Oct. 4, The High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave.

“Seussical, the Musical” Theatre Charlotte óSept. 10-27.
“A Chorus Line” ó Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Belk Theater, Charlotte. 704-372-1000.

“Kids Night Out” Downtown Salisbury ó 5-9 p.m., Sept. 4. Shops open late, live music, specials, kids activities.

20th Annual Founders Day Celebration, Gold Hill Mines Historic Park ó Sept. 26. begins 9 a.m., parade 10 a.m. Arts, crafts, heritage exhibits and demonstrations, entertainment, food, Civil War

La Fiesta de Rowan 2009 ó Noon-6 p.m., Sept. 26. Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Sponsored by Salisbury Rowan Hispanic Coalition. 704-638-2168.


Ralphie May ó 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27. McGlohon Theatre, Charlotte. Adult content and language.
Cedric the Entertainer ó 8 p.m., Aug. 29. Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte. $44.50-$59.50. 800-745-3000.

“Once Upon a Time” North Carolina Dance Theater ó 2 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $20-$62. 704-372-1000.
“Ballet, Ballroom and Bluegrass” North Carolina Dance Theater ó 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17-19. Bonnefoux’s “Shindig” with a live bluegrass band; Twyla Tharp’s ballroom dance masterpiece, “Nine Sinatra Songs;” Alonzo King’s MAP. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $20-$74. 704-372-1000.
“Tribal Sampler” belly dance performances and workshops ó Sept. 12, Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Classes sample a variety of skills in tribal and tribal fusion belly dance. $15 per class, or $50 for four classes. Evening performance “Tribal Frolic” $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Documentary-“Flow: For Love of Water” ó 7:30 p.m., Sept. 2. Smith 900 Room of Alvarez College Union, Davidson College. Free. 704-894-2266.

Modern Film Fest ó Sept. 25-27, Gem Theater, Kannapolis. Includes 15 films. Friday: $14; Saturday and Sunday: $17.50; all weekend: $42.

Drumming workshop ó 7-9 p.m., Aug. 27. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.

Composite Stone Sculpting ó One-day workshops 9:30 a.m. -4 p.m. in China Grove with artist Cathy Matthews. Choose from these dates: Aug. 28, 29; Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23. Cost: $95 includes materials, lunch and snack, $40 deposit per person. Bring five people, and yours is free. See “Classes” section at for more information and photos of previous workshops or email Gift certificates available. 704-855-7952.

Social dance lessons ó 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 3-Oct. 8. Six-week swing session, beginners start at 6:30 p.m., more experienced at 7 p.m. City Park Center, 316 Lake Drive. $30 singles, $50 couples. Instructor: Diana Moghrabi. 704-638-5295.

Out of the Drum We Come-Level II ó 1-4 p.m., Sept. 5. Drumming workshop led by Dr. Saleef Kafajouffe. $49. 704-463-0768.Introduction to the Art of Mosaic ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 12, 116 E. Council St. Instructor: Robert Crum. $150. For adult beginners. All supplies, tools, light lunch provided. Payment must be received in advance to reserve spot. 704-797-0364.

The Laughing Sky Writer’s Workshop ó 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 14 at Laughing Sky Books, 123 E. Innes St. $50. 704-314-0098.

This & That
“Kids Night Art” (during Downtown Salisbury’s “Kids Night Out) ó 5-9 p.m., Sept. 4, Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Art activities for kids by Green Goat Gallery, Salisbury Symphony Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, presentation by Amadeus Youth Chorus, fairies from Carolina Lily. 704-633-2787.
Moonlight kayak trip ó 6-10 p.m., Sept. 4. Sacred Grove Retreat/Bed and Bike Inn, 15750 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. $99 includes guide, kayak rental, wine and cheese reception. Lodging available for additional cost. 704-463-0768.
Big Band Dances ó Next dance Oct. 3, 7-10 p.m. Hurley YMCA. 704-636-0111.
The Greater Charlotte Antique and Designer Showcase ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Celebrity appraiser Judith Katz-Scwartz giving free verbal appraisals Saturday and Sunday. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 Hwy 49 N, Concord. 704-596-4643.
16th annual Frank Liske Park Powwow ó Aug. 28-29. 4001 Stough Road, Concord.
Sasha’s Birthday Celebration at Stitchin’ Post ó 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 5. 104 S. Main St. Give-aways, drawings, prizes, birthday cake. Bring a bag of pet food for the Faithful Friends Animal Shelter and receive a gift. 704-637-0708.
Fire Apparatus Show ó Sept. 12, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer. Parade of fire trucks at 9 a.m. in Downtown Spencer, judging of trucks at 10:30 a.m., awards at 2:30 p.m.. Sponsored by Spencer Fire Department Auxilary. Food available. Bring lawn chair. Free.
5th annual Potters Market Invitational ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 12. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000.
Southern Women’s Show ó Sept. 17-20, Charlotte at The Park.
Oakboro cruise-ins ó 5 p.m., fourth Fridays. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. 704-467-4992.
Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.
Cruising Downtown Concord ó 3:30-9 p.m. fourth Saturdays. North and Union Street.

Speakers and forums

“Nutrition, Environment and the Genome” ó 7 p.m., Aug. 27, Center for the Environment, Catawba College. Speaker: Dr. Christopher Magryta, physician with Salisbury Pediatric Associates.

Tweetsie Railfan Weekend ó Sept. 12 and 13, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock. Marks 90th anniversary of train service to Boone. Two different train rides.
Daniel Boone Days Music and Culture Festival, Boone ó Sept. 4-5. Symposium on Friday followed by wine dinner with Fess Parker. Saturday-full day of music and activities in the Horn in the West amphitheater. Tickets $16 in advance, $20 at gate. Special family ticket $20 per car between 1-3 p.m.

Night life
Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. ó 10:15 p.m. Saturday: the band 23-19.704-639-0604.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Lesley Gaither with J.P.VanHoy (, no cover; 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday: Don Berg, no cover.
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.
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. 704-855-9901.
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.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Aug. 29: Relinquished. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Wireless now available. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó Saturday: Yadkin River Theory and Truckstop Preachers. 704-633-1315.

Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. 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 Friday: 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
Call for artists
Bluegrass musicians ó Bluegrass jam open to all Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Poets are needed for Jazzy Art and Poetry Nights, 5-7 p.m., second Thursdays, sponsored by Rowan Arts Council, located in Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 413 N. Lee St. Call 704-638-9887.
20th annual Gold Hill Founder’s Day Celebration ó Sept. 26. Accepting space requests for arts and crafts, black smithing, tin smithing, wood carving, soap making, weaving and other heritage home demonstrations. 704-279-5674.

Piedmont Players youth production: “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” ó 4 p.m., Sept. 8 and 9, third floor of Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Bring prepared song, accompanist available. Cold readings from script. Show dates: Oct. 7-10 and 16-17. More information: 704-633-5471.
“Shakespeare to Go” touring company ó North Carolina Shakespeare festival is seeking non-equity company of two women and four men, to perform 60-minute productions of “Hamlet” and “Taming of the Shrew” for schools. Auditions 2-7 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 807 W. Ward Ave., High Point. Details and appointments: 336-841-2273.
SCarowinds ó Carowinds needs to fill more than 450 positionsfor their “Halloween Haunt.” Auditons for performance roles and interviews for others Carowinds Employment Office every Thursday and Sunday, 5-8 p.m. Must be 16 or older.
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra ó Auditions for third clarinet, bass clarinet, principal bassoon, second bassoon/contrabassoon, assistant principal viola, and any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Music Director David Hagy hearing auditions Sept. 20, afternoon. Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Auditionees will be asked to play a prepared piece of their choice, excerpts of the music director’s choice, and sight-reading. For a list of excerpts and an appointment time, call the Salisbury Symphony office: 704- 637-4314 or email
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.

Seeking vendors
Asbury Church bazaar, Huntersville óSeeking craft vendors for Oct. 23-24. Vendors may set up Oct. 21 and 22. One day table rental $25, two days $35. Asbury Untited Methodist Church, 11724 Asbury Chapel Road. 704-293-3307.
20th annual Gold Hill Founder’s Day Celebration ó Sept. 26. Seeking applications for arts and crafts vendors. 704-279-5674.
N.C. Turkey Festival, Raeford ó Food and commercial vendors welcome to apply for festival being held Sept. 19. 910-904-2424.

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 704-798-0047.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Currently on display: group exhibit by Rail Walk artists. 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 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. 704-633-ARTS.
Center for Faith and the Arts Galleries, 207 W. Harrison St. ó Exhibit of photography by Wayne Hinshaw on display through Aug. 31. Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-647-0999.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606.
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS.
Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó Through Aug. 30- featuring art of Leo Gordon, Sandie Bell, John Weidman, carved and painted gourds by Whitney Peckman. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661.www.
Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer ó Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-3160.
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 “American Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: the Bresler Collection.” 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.

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.
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 Site of historic Barnhardt and Randolph gold mine shafts, Gold Hill Jail c. 1845, restored Chilean Ore Mill c. 1824 (the only complete ore mill remaining in existence in N.C.), Assay Office, Bernhardt Log Barn, Russell-Rufty Shelter, Powder House and Gold Hill Pond. Barn and shelter are available for rent for formal and informal public use. Gold Hill Rail Trail for hiking and biking. Park open daily until dark. Free. Historic tours available by appointment. Information about tours: 704-267-9439; rentals: 704-279-5777.
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.
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.
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. 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 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 ó8:30 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 919-807-7943. 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.
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
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