Roundabout: What’s happening

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 10, 2009

Music and more
“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.
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.
Charlotte Folk Society ó blues artists Andy Cohen and Walter “Wale” Liniger ó 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free.
Charlotte Symphony: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto ó 8 p.m., Sept. 11-12. Yuja Wang, piano. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. $15-$77. 704-372-1000.
Tea Leaf Green ó 9 p.m., Sept. 11. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. $13 in advance. 704-372-1000. Sam Havens, flamenco guitar ó 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Tastebuds Coffee and Tea, 106 N. Main St. 704-212-7044.
“Tickling the Ivories” all piano concert featuring Marc Hoffman ó 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ashe County Civic Center, 962 Mt. Jefferson Road, West Jefferson. $10. 336-246-4483.
Angela Easterling ó Sept. 12, 7:30 (potluck dinner at 6 p.m.) at the Bed and Bike Inn, 15750 Matton Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. $15 suggested donation. Call Ellen at 704-463-0768 to register.
Jeremy Hopkins ó 4 p.m., Sept. 12. Cabarrus County Fair, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, Independent Tribune Stage.
Tosco Music Party ó 7 p.m., Sept. 12. CPCC Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Av., Charlotte. $8-$15. 704-372-1000.
Blues Showcase ó 8-11 p.m., Sept. 18, Looking Glass Artist Collective’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St. Door prizes, refreshments. $8. Featuring: Blueshabit, Urban Detoxx, Donna Duncan Band and Jill Dineen Band. Sponsored by Rowan Blues and Jazz Society. Winner will perform at the Charlotte Music Awards in November.
9th annual Blues and Burritos ó 6-10 p.m., Sept. 18. On lawn of law firm Homesley, Goodman and Wingo, PLLC, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. Part-time Blues Band, Mother Blues Cohen, Max Drake. Artwork on display.
Brian Regan in Concert ó 8 p.m., Sept. 26. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $36.50. 704335-3100.
NC Shakespeare Festival2009 MainStage season: “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ó Through 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.
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.
Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival ó Oct. 10. Downtown Salisbury.
FilmModern Film Fest ó Sept. 25-27, Gem Theater, Kannapolis. Includes 15 films. Friday: $14; Saturday and Sunday: $17.50; all weekend: $42.
Classes “Earrings are fun and easy to make” ó Earring-making class 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Basics of making wrapped wire loop. Fee $20 includes all materials to leave with your first pair of earrings. Several color choices available. Preregistration required. E-mail Ann Cooper at or call 704-630-9978.
Meditation Class, Level II ó 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 12. Workshop leader: Dr. Saleef Kafajouffe, PhD. Sacred Grove Retreat, 15750 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. $39 includes lunch. 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.
Not Just Country line dance lessons ó Beginning Sept. 14 at Salisbury Recreation Dpartment. Easy beginner: 11 a.m.-noon and 6-7 p.m.; Hi Beginner: 7-8 p.m. Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. To register call 704-216-2708.
Classes at Rufty’s Chrismon Shopó Introducing three new beaded Christian symbol designs. Beginner level: 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 17; intermediate: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 18; advanced: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 19.
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.
The Joy of Movement: Alexander Technique ó 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 17. Led by Missy Barnes. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. No strenuous movement involved, but participants will be invited to sit, walk and engage in basic, everyday movements. Dress for comfort. $5. 704-638-6493.
This & That
Jazzy Art and Poetry ó 5-7 p.m. tonight, United Arts Council, 413 N. Lee St. 704-638-9887.
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.
Holiday open house and free design class at Piedmont Floral Galleries ó 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 12. Design class in seasonal trends is 10 a.m.-noon. 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.
International Angel Day ó 3:15-5:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Learn how to connect with angels to bring more love, abundance, happiness and health to your life. Led by Johlae McCuistion, a Doreen Virtue, PhD certified angel therapy practicioner and clairvoyant. $30. Private readings available 1:15-3 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. at additional charge. Part of proceeds will go to A Child’s Place. To register: or 704-463-0768.
Open House Fun Dance with Cardinal Squares ó 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 15. City Park recreation Center, 315 Lake Drive. 704-633-9555. Storyteller Jim Weiss at Rowan Public Library ó 7 p.m., Sept. 17. Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library Headquarters. Free. 704-216-7728.
PFLAG Scholarships Foundation Autumn Soiree and Fundraiser ó 6-9 p.m., Sept. 19. Catawba College’s Peeler Crystal lounge, 2300 W. Innes St. Silent auction, raffle, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and doorprizes. Entertainment by The Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte. Casual dress. $20. Tickets at Critters, A Step In Time and Wooden Stone Gallery.
NC Rowan County Anime óSept. 19. Meet 5:25 p.m. in front of Books-A-Million in Salisbury Mall to go to meeting place. Showing “Brain Powered.” Contains adult content. On Sept. 22, 6-8:30 p.m., group meeting at Rowan Public Library South Rowan branch, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Showing Samurai 7, rated PG.
“The Search for Life: Are We Alone?” at Horizons Unlimited, Woodson Planetarium ó 5 p.m., Sept. 19. 1636 Parkview Circle. Tickets may be purchased between 4:30-5 p.m. $3 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 704-639-3004.
Laseropolis at Horizons Unlimited ó 7 p.m., Sept. 19, rock laser experience, collection of songs from REM, Nirvana, No Doubt, Creed, Pink Floyd, at Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle. Tickets may be purchased 6:30-7 p.m. day of show. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and younger. 704-639-3004
Southern Women’s Show ó Sept. 17-20, Charlotte at The Park.
Know Your Farms’ Fall Farm Tour ó 2-7 p.m., Sept. 19. Nine farms. Vehicle passes $25 in advance, $30 day of tour. Historic Salisbury Foundation, Inc. ABC Sale ó 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 26. Historic grimes Mill, 600 N. Church St. Proceeds benefit HSF. 704-636-0103.
Summers-End Antique, Art and Craft Show at Carolina Lily ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 26. Over two-dozen artisans. “Picnic-in-a-Pumpkin by reservation. www.carolinalily.
Lee Street Live – FUNdraising Follies ó Sept. 26. Doors open 7:30 p.m., show begins 8:15 p.m. 405 N. Lee St. Performers: Becky Lippard, Graham Carlton, Kelly Flick, Robert Jones, Carol Harris, Snooky ‘Soulful’ James, Shameless Comedy with Gary Thornburg and Brian Romans, Livingstone Step Team, Nadirah Dance Company honors Michael Jackson, Missy Barnes with Catawba Actors. Emcee-Darryl Casper. Admission includes food and drinks, $15, tickets sold in advance at Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., or Saturday event.
Lowes of Kannapolis ó 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 26. Build and grow Clinic activity-build a fire truck. Safety stations,in “Safety Village” in parking lot. For kids: popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, free fun book, chalk drawing of fire escape plans, prizes, chik-fil-a. 704-720-9810.
Gold Party to benefit Mooresville Artist Guild ó 6-10 p.m., Sept. 26. Refreshments. Bring unwanted gold to sell. Mooresville Artist Guild receives a percentage. 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. RSVP: 704-741-0284.
Cruzin’ Round Spencer ó 4-9 p.m. second Saturday of each month. Classic vehicles, entertainment, food. 704-633-7178.
Speakers and forums
“The Immortal Lovers: Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning” ó Dr. W. Craig Turner, president of Catawba College will speak for the Catawba College Community Forum, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 15, Tom Smith Auditorium, Ralph W. Ketner Hall. 704-637-4393.
Tweetsie Railfan Weekend ó Sept. 12 and 13, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock. Marks 90th anniversary of train service to Boone. Two different train rides.
Night life T
he Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 11: Reggie Buie Trio (, with guest vocalist, Diana Tuffin, no cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Sept. 12: Divided By Four (, $5 cover. 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.
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 Sept. 12: Gospel Music Night with John Hardison and Marie Waller. 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.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 407 N. Lee St. ó 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Tribal Frolic, bellydance show. 704-633-ARTS.
Mimosa Restaurant, 117 N. Main St., China Grove ó 6-9 p.m., Sept. 13: live music with singer/guitarist Sabra Callas. 704-856-1200.
Tastebuds Coffee and Tea, 106 N. Main St. ó 7-9:30 p.m. Friday: Sam Havens, flamenco guitar. 704-212-7044.
Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó 704-633-1315.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Sept. 11: 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. Non-smoking, dressy casual.
American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-548-9212.
Piedmont Triad Singles Dance ó 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 18: End of Summer Dance Party. George Ks, 2108 Cedar Fork Drive (corner Holden and High Point Road) Greensboro. Deejay playing ’70s/’80s, beach music, top 40, swing music. Cash bar, door prizes. Casual dress. Ladies choice dances, $12.
Zodiac Club ó Sept. 11: iron City, International line dance led by Bill and April Bragg at 7:15 p.m., first break-twisting contest led by Bill and Chan Finley. 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 artistsPiedmont Prime Time Community Band ó Accepting new members for fall season. Rehearses 7 p.m. Thursdays, fellowship hall of Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. First St., Kannapolis. Intended for adults, but students accepted under special conditions. Must be able to read music and play wind or percussion instrument. 704-425-3508.Bluegrass musicians ó Bluegrass jam open to all Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Artoberfest 2009, sponsored by Mooresville Artist Guild ó Monetary awards for best of show and four categories of over $1500. Show is Oct. 1-29. Details: 704-799-8702.
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.
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.
2nd Annual Art and Fine Crafts Christmas Sale ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 5. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. 8×8 booths available, $45 for nonmembers, $30 for members. Call Jacqui, 704-633-5107.
Twin City Stage “Smoke on the Mountain-Homecoming” ó Auditions 7 p.m., Sept. 14, Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Roles for three women, four men, ages 18-60. Must play at least one musical instrument, bluegrass and gospel. Production dates: Nov. 6-22. For information call 336-748-0857×201 or visit”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 positions for their “Halloween Haunt.” Auditions 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
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.
North Rowan Elementary Harvest Festival ó Arts and crafts exhibitors sought for Nov. 21 event. Booth space $30. 704-278-3782.
2nd Annual Art and Fine Crafts Christmas Sale ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 5. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. 8×8 booths available, $45 for nonmembers, $30 for members. Call Jacqui, 704-633-5107.
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.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó “A Mutual Passion” works by Patt Legg and Sharon Forthofer. 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. Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606.
Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó “For Real? Art of Deception” through Oct. 10. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS. Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó 6-8 p.m., Sept. 11: reception for “From Paper to Clay” by Penny Overcash. Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www.
Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer ó “UnNatural Light,” a retrospective of photographs by Stanly County resident Jack Burgess on display through Sept. 24. Reception: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 11. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-3160.
Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington ó 5-7 p.m. Student art exhibit. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
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.
Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem ó 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.
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 2-4 p.m. Sept. 13: open house with performance by handbell choir of Mount Zion United Church of Christ. refreshments. 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.! deadlines
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