Published 12:00 am Friday, November 20, 2009

Music and more

Lee St. Theatre presents “Songs from the Stage” ó 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21. $10 at door. Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., will be transformed into a night club for three evenings of theater songs, featuring Becky Lippard, Carol Harris, Patsy Parnell, Mary Ann McCubbins, John Brincefield, Kent Bernhardt and Bradley Padavick. Beer and wine available. Doors open 6:45 p.m. No advance tickets sold.

Paleface/Holy Ghost Tent revival/Jeremy Current ó Doors 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre,Charlotte. Under 16 with parent only, must have ID. $8 advance, $10 day of show.
Concert Choir “Music for Worship and Praise” ó 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20, St. John’s Lutheran Church. Concert includes “American Mass by Ron Kean, based on American hymns and spirituals. East Rowan Honors Chorus will also perform. Free.
Doc Watson ó 8 p.m., Nov. 21. Neighborhood Theater, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. $32, seated show. 704-358-9298.
Handel’s “Messiah” Pfeiffer University Concert Choir ó 4 p.m., Nov. 22. Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, Misenheimer campus. Free. Christmas portion of oratorio, joined by Stanly County Chorale and soloists, directed by Joseph Judge, accompanied by orchestra. Also Handel organ Concerto No. 1 performed by Stanley R. Scheer. 704-463-3148.
John McCutcheon ó 7 p.m., Nov. 22. McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, Charlotte. 704-372-1000.

Mozart Requiem, Davidson College/Community Choir ó 7:30 p.m., Nov. 23. Duke Family Performance Hall. Admission $15, seniors $10, $5 for youth under 18. 704-894-2848.
Music at Crescent Heights Independent Retirement Living ó 1:30 p.m., Nov. 23: sing-along with Ray Lloyd. If coming for lunch before at 12:15, RSVP-704-794-6248.

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society kicks off centennial season ó 3 p.m., Nov. 29: “Music and Memories, a Holiday Portrait,” holiday concert, also featuring Una Voce, Coburn United Methodist Church. Free.

Gospel artist Ivan Parker ó 7 p.m., Dec. 2, Southside Baptist Church, 500 Morlan Park Road. 704-633-1419.
Fridays@First Advent Concert Series, First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. ó Noon, each Friday in December. Dec. 4: organist and choir director Matthew Brown. Free, open to public. Soup and sandwich lunch served after each performance with donations accepted. 704-636-3121.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band: “Our Gift of Music” ó 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5. All Saints Episcopal Church parish hall, 525 Lake Concord Road NE, Concord. Free. 704-425-3507.

Holiday happenings

City of Concord’s 12th Annual Tree Lighting ó 6-8 p.m., Nov. 20. At Market Street and Cabarrus Avenue West. Santa, crafts, entertainment, art walk, trolley rides, fireworks. 704-920-5204. Lexington Christmas Open House ó 1-5 p.m., Nov. 22. Store specials, refreshments, Begins with arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photos $5. Mrs. Claus will be reading to children. Carriage rides, art on Main Street, music groups. Night Out in Downtown Salisbury ó 5-9 p.m., Nov. 27. Shops open late, trolley rides, horse and carriage, strolling musicians, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Grinch.

Santa and the Grinch at the Bell Tower ó 10 a.m.-noon, free. Corner of West Innes and South Jackson Streets. Cookies, hot chocolate, ornament-making. Sponsored by Innes Street Drug Co. photos will be taken and posted at
Service of Lessons and Carols at Catawba College ó Prelude begins 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3. Omwake Dearborn Chapel. Free, but tickets required by calling 704-637-4396.
Spencer Christmas in the Park and Tree Lighting Ceremony ó 6 p.m., Dec. 4. Library Park. Includes entertainment. Spencer Fire Department Christmas event ó6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 4.Refreshments. Children will be able to color and write letters to Santa. Sponsored by Auxiliary.
Celebration of Angels ó 10-11 a.m. Dec. 5. Eastern Gateway Park, 300 E. Innes St. Live music by children’s choruses, storytelling, display of angel art, refreshments. Free.
2nd annual Art and Fine Crafts Christmas Sale ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405-407 N. Lee St. Over a dozen artists and crafters, entertainment, refreshments. 704-633-5107.

Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Progressive Dinner sponsored by Historical Society of South Rowan ó Dec. 5, two tours, 4 and 6 p.m. Tours begin with hors d’eouvres served at historical China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove. Four houses will be toured with entree and dessert served. Tickets $30. Proceeds used to maintain roller mill. 704-425-5323.

Salisbury Symphony Guild’s “Christmas in the City” tour of homes ó 3-7 p.m., Dec. 5; 2-6 p.m. Dec. 6. Downtown residences open to the public, strolling musicians. Symphony cider and tickets at The Plaza. Tickets: $15 or $12 in advance, reserve early at 704-638-3100 or at the Visitors Bureau.

Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park, Lake Norman ó 6-10 p.m., seven days per week through New Years Day. Two mile journey through forest with one million lights, ends at 300 foot Christmas light show set to music of Trans-Siberian orchestra and visit with Santa Claus. Refreshments, pony ride. $5 per person or $20 per vehicle. Off I-77 at exit 42. 1-800-966-0069.

Lighting of the Fall Fires, Gold Hill ó Monday night, Nov. 23. $12. 704-267-9439.
Carolina Renaissance Festival ó 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Nov. 22. Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road. Discount tickets online at
Piedmont Craftsmen’s 46th Fair, Winston-Salem ó Nov. 21-22. Benton Convention Center. More than 125 artisans. 336-725-1516.

North Elementary Harvest Craft Show ó 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Handmade crafts, food. 704-278-3782.

“Kudzu” Piedmont Players Theatre ó 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 21. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471.
“Picnic,” presented by UNC School of the Arts ó 8 p.m. through Nov. 21; 2 p.m. Nov. 21. In Performance Place. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students. 336-721-1945.
“Divorce Southern Style” Old Courthouse Theatre and Black Box productions, Concord ó 4 p.m., Nov. 22. 49 Spring St. Free. 704-788-2405.


Jon Reep ó 8 p.m., Nov 27 and 28. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000.

Make your own pottery Christmas ornament at Pottery 101 ó Every Saturday from Nov. 21-Dec. 12. Stop in between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 per ornament. 704-209-1632.

This & That
10th anniversary celebration at Carillon Assisted Living, 1915 Mooresville Road ó 4:30-7 p.m. today. heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, entertainment. 704-633-4666.
The Blue Planet at Horizons Unlimited ó 5 p.m., Nov. 21. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle. Enter from Lilly Avenue entrance. $3 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 704-639-3004.
The 3rd annual Charlotte Music Awards ó 7 p.m., Nov. 19. Booth Playhouse, Charlotte. 704-372-1000.
4th annual art show at Cut Up & Dye, 1003 S. Fulton St. ó 7:30-10 p.m., Nov. 21. 704-213-1498.
An Evening With Garrison Keillor ó 7 p.m., Nov. 22. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 135 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $24.50. 704-372-1000.

Figure 8 race ó1 p.m., Nov. 21. Rowan County Fairground.Entry fee $50. 704-701-9468.
NC Rowan County Anime ó Nov. 21. Meet in front of Books a Million in Salisbury Mall to go to member’s home. Viewing of “Melancholy of Suzumiya.”

Astronomy Society of Rowan County ó 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21. Home of Ralph and Alice Deal, 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. Stargazing, weather permitting. 704-855-1591. Carolina Artists Starving Artist Sale ó 5-9 p.m. Nov. 27, ata 212 S. Main (former Bakers’ Shoes) during the Downtown Night Out.
Razzle Dazzle Christmas Show at Crescent Heights ó 5:15 p.m.-complementary spaghetti dinner created by chef, show at 7 p.m. 240 Branchview Dr. NE, Concord. RSVP: 704-794-6248.
7th annual Madrigal Dinner, East Rowan and Erwin honors choruses ó Dec. 5. Three shows: 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in ERHS Cafeteria. $13, or two for $25. Tickets available from Erwin music director Elizabeth Cook or East HS director Dean Orbison through Nov. 30. 704-433-8015.

Night life
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Nov. 20: live cajun and creole band Carolina Gator Gumbo, $5 cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Nov. 21: Craven Moorehead, $5 cover. Next Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve: The Brubakers, 9 p.m.-midnight, $5 cover. 704-797-0093.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. ó Nov. 25: CD release for band You Tonight. 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.
Castaways, 119 N. Link Ave. ó Low Country Boil 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21. Live music featuring Divided by Four. Advance tickets $15, $20 at door, admission $5 for those not eating. 704-216-0130.
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 Nov. 20: deejay Steve Carter; Nov. 21: deejay Eddie Harwood; Nov. 27: After Thanksgiving Bash with The Aristocrats Band, doors open 7:30 p.m., band starts at 8 p.m. Appetizer buffet 8-10 p.m.; breakfast buffet at midnight, $10 advance, $15 at door. First 50 people get free T-shirt. 704-633-0251.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20: Kingdom Music, hosted by funny man Eddie Lee. Featuring eight Christian emcees: Salvation, Young Timothy, Quest-san, Natman, Jaroe, Quietstorm, J. Roberson, Rick Torchy, $7. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. This week-Teesha Cole. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Mimosa Restaurant, 117 N. Main St., China Grove ó Nov. 22: singer/guitarist Sabra Callas, no cover. Doors open 6 p.m. 704-856-1200.

Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Nov. 20: White Elephant Sale, bring items to be auctioned. Covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. 704-637-3241.

Highlighters Dance Club ó Nov. 20: Blend. 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. 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, Nov. 20. George Ks, 2108 Cedar Fork Drive (corner Holden and High Point Road) Greensboro. Deejay playing 70’s/80’s, beach music, top 40, swing music. Cash bar, door prizes. Casual dress. Ladies choice dances, $12.

Zodiac Club ó Nov. 27: Looks EZ, free line dance lesson. Meets second and fourth Fridays.Visit
Call for artists
Kwanzaa celebration ó Jan. 1. LGAC Blackbox Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Drumming, Afrrican dancers, community talent encouraged to participate. 704-636-2811.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. ó 6-8 p.m. Nov. 27: opening reception for Miniature Exhibition on display through Jan. 5. 704-647-0340.
Pottery 101 ó Opening reception 6-9 p.m., Nov. 20 for “It’s all in the Details!” featuring works by Joy Tanner and Annie Singletary. Music provided by Jack and Annie Burgess. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 101 S. Main St. 704-209-1632.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Annual RCCC student Autumn Exhibition through Nov. 21. Gallery open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 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.
Creators Gallery at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. ó Exhibit of Native American art. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 19: meet the artist. Free. 704-633-4333.
Cut Up & Dye, 1003 S. Fulton St. ó 7:30-10 p.m., Nov. 21, 4th Annual Art Show. Painting, mixed media, photography and more. Reception and music. 704-213-1498.
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