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Roundabout: What’s happening

Festivals
La Fiesta de Rowan 2009 ó Noon-6 p.m., Sept. 26. Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Music, food, games, dance. Parade of Flags is at 1:45 p.m. Sponsored by Salisbury Rowan Hispanic Coalition. 704-638-2168.
Festival in the Park, Charlotte ó Sept. 24-27. Freedom Park, Charlotte. Art, crafts, food, children’s activities. Six stages with performances. Free.
Autumn Jubilee ó 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 3 and 4. Dan Nicholas Park. Crafts, games, children’s area, Heritage Village area. Performances: 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday “Too Much Sylvia;” 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday: “Alabama Blues Bros.”704-216-7803.
Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival ó Oct. 10. Downtown Salisbury. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org.

Music and more

Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Double Door Inn ó9 p.m.,Sept. 24, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte. $10. Age 18+. 704-372-1000. www.doubledoorinn.com.
Charlotte Symphony ó 8 p.m., Sept. 25 and 26: Shostakovich’s 9th. Belk Theater, Blumenthal performing Arts Center, Charlotte. $15-$77. 704-372-1000. www.charlottesymphony.org.
Night on Broadway ó 7 p.m., Sept. 26. Carillon Assisted Living, 1915 Mooresville Road. Featuring Drew and Wendy Weant with daughters Ginny and Katie, Aimee Lamkin, Frances McGill, dancers from To The Pointe with Dana Ribelin and Carleigh Rose. Free, but reservations recommended. 704-633-4666.
Brian Regan in Concert ó 8 p.m., Sept. 26. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $36.50. 704-335-3100. www.ovensauditorium.com.
Sonic Records Showcase ó 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Oct. 2. Club Liqwid, 127 S. Main St. Featuring Urban Detoxx, Beyond the Fade, The Shelter Boys, Yadkin River Theory, Brandon McSwain Band, Tony Fisher of The Closet Pop Junkies. $10, ages 18+. www.myspace.com /sonicrecordsshowcase.
Piedmont Opera ó “Hansel and Gretel” ó 7 p.m. Oct. 2; 2 p.m. Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Stevens Center, Winston-Salem. $15-$85. www.piedmontopera.org. 336-724-3202.
Ju-Taun ó 8 p.m., Oct. 8, benefit show for Relay for Life, hosted by Club Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St., $5 cover. Also performing for Blues and Jazz Festival Oct. 10, Downtown Salisbury. www.rowanbluesandjazz.com.
Steve Martin performing banjo with Steep Canyon Rangers ó 8 p.m., Oct. 10. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $54. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Carolina Chocolate Drops ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15. McGlohon Theatre, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Carolina Baroque, “Sacred Bach Cantatas” ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16. Chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. $10 suggested donation. info@carolinabaroque.org.
AC/DC Black Ice World Tour óOct. 25,Greensboro Coliseum. www.aeglive.com.
Styx and Reo Speedwagon with Night Ranger “Can’t Stop Rockin 2009” ó 7 p.m., Nov. 12. Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem. $31-$51. www.ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000.
Theater
NC Shakespeare Festival “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ó Through Oct. 4, The High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave. www.ncshakes.org.
“Moonlight an Magnolias” Twin City Stage, Winston-Salem ó Sept. 18-27. Arts Council Theater, 610 Coliseum Drive. www.TwinCityStage.org.
“Seussical, the Musical” Theatre Charlotte óThroughSept. 27. www.theatrecharlotte.org.
Catawba Theatre “The Women” ó6:55 p.m. Sept. 29-30; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3. Hedrick Theatre. $10 adults, $8 seniors and non-Catawba students. 704-637-4481. www.showtix4u.com.
“A Chorus Line” ó Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Belk Theater, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
“Blues Clues Live” ó 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Oct. 2; 11 a.m. Oct. 3. Twin-City Stage, at Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. $8. www.childrenstheatrews.org. 336-725-4531.
Piedmont Players Youth Theatre “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” ó Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com.

Comedy
Craige Shoemaker ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7. McGlohon Theater, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

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

Classes
“Designs for the Transition of Fall into Christmas” ó 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 27. Free design class at Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.

This & That
Car show and celebration of East Rowan High School’s 50th anniversary ó 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25. Entry fee for cars-$20. Prizes awarded. Games, food, silent auction-proceeds go to scholarships. 704-279-5232, ext. 122.
North Carolina Professional Potters Guild Pottery Show ó 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 25; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26. Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W. Main St., Albemarle. 704-983-4278.
Big Band Dances ó Next dance Oct. 3, 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.
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. www.historicsalisbury.org. 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. 704-639-0033. carolinalily@att.net.

Astronomical Society of Rowan County ó 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26. 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. Stargazing-bring telescope or binoculars. 704-857-2788.
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 leestreettheatre@gmail.com.
Safety 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.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze ó Through Nov. 1. 4431 Neck Road, off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.
Ugly Bug Ball ó 6:30 p.m., Oct. 2. Center for the Environment at Catawba College. $75. Reservations accepted through Sept. 28. 704-637-4727or email allanier@catawba.edu.
18th Century Trade Faire at Fort Dobbs ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, Statesville. www.fortdobbs.org.
“Greet the Harvest” and grape stomping at Rocky River Vineyards ó 6-10 p.m., Oct. 3. Live music and grape stomping. Menu featuring fresh muscadine grapes. $35. Reservation required by Sept. 22. Located on Reed Gold Mine Road in Cabarrus County. 704-860-4997. Oakboro cruise-ins ó 5 p.m., fourth Fridays. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. 704-467-4992. www.oakborocruisein.com.
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. www.concorddowntown.com.

Speakers and forums
Symposium-“‘Curious Spectacle;’ Charles Darwin and the Art of Observation” ó Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 3. $35. Reynolda House Museum, Winston-Salem. www.reynoldahouse.org. 336-758-5150.

Trips
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Weekend ó 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26, free. Pre-festival concert on Sept. 25 by Crowe Brothers. Concert tickets $10. 828-227-3193. www.mountainheritageday.com.

Night life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Craven Moorehead, $5 cover; 9-11 p.m. Saturday: live music. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. ó Open mic 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting 9:30 p.m. Performers of all types welcome-sign up as you arrive. 704-637-6047. www.thebrickstreettavern.com.
Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Deejay every Friday, no cover. 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.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó Sept. 25: deejay Danny Kimrey. 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 8-11 p.m. Friday: rap and hip hop show with Feast, E.Quipped, Chosen, Cheekmode, Omega Sparxx and more, hosted by comedian Eddie Lee. 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. www.inntheloop.blogspot.com.

Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 407 N. Lee St. ó 8:30 p.m. Friday: Mad Tea Party, $7 at door, $5 in advance; Saturday: Lee Street Theatre’s FUNdraising follies. 704-633-ARTS.

Singles
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Sept. 25: covered dish, group discussions. 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. ssendecki@aol.com.
Zodiac Club ó Sept. 25: Blax Station Band. Shag lesson 7:15 p.m. with Barry Whisnant. 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
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: www.MAGart.org. 704-799-8702.
Thunder at the Rock Battle of the Bands 2009 ó Being held Oct. 10 at Tamarac Marina, High Rock Lake, Salisbury. Entry deadline Sept. 28. No entry fee. Grand prize is $1000 cash and a three-song demo recorded in a professional studio, opportunity to open for a national act. Second and third prizes will be awarded. Open to all genres of music. Bands must be unsigned to a label. and are encouraged to sell band merchandise. 704-213-1622. hawkseye12002@aol.com.
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.
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.

Auditions
“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. www.scarowinds.com
.’A Christmas Carol’ auditions ó The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival holding auditions by appointment Oct. 9-10 at Spirit Center campus in High Point for December production. Auditionees should prepare a two-minute monologue from a play of their choice and sing a few bars of a Christmas song without accompaniment. Youth must be 9 or older. Actors are paid. To schedule audition call Joan Andrews between 9 a.m. and noon at 336-841-2273. Information: www.ncshakes.org.
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. www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.

Seeking vendors
North Rowan Elementary Harvest Festival ó Arts and crafts exhibitors sought for Nov. 21 event. Booth space $30. 704-278-3782.

Art

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó Exhibit of works by Frank Selby and Jenn Gardner Selby. 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 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.
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. www.railwalkgallery.com.

Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó 7 p.m. Sept. 25: opening reception for exhibit of photography by David Lamanno. 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. www.salisburyartists.org.
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26: opening reception for exhibit of painting by Statesville artist Amy Queen. 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.
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. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Museums
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó “Day Out with Thomas: The Hero of the Rails Tour” Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4. 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 “V for Victory: Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue,” displaying WWII items. 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 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. www.hist-society-srowan.com.
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park ó www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville ó 704-873-5882. www.fortdobbs. org.
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 childrensmuseumofws.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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