Kudzu opens tonight: Roundabout
“Kudzu; A Southern Musical” Piedmont Players Theatre ó 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 18-21; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Show based on comic strip by Doug Marlette. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, Wednesday value night $10. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com. Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” ó Nov. 10-15, Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. Charlotte. www.blumenthalcenter.org. 704-372-1000. “The Boyfriend” Catawba College Theatre ó 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14; 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Hedrick Theater. $12 adults, $10 seniors and non-Catawba students. 704-637-4481. www.showtix4u.com.”Picnic,” presented by UNC School of the Arts ó 8 p.m. Nov. 13-14, 18-21; 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and 21. In Performance Place. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students. 336-721-1945. www.uncsa.edu/performances.
George Bernard Shaw’s “St. Joan” ó 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 18-21; 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and 21. UNC School of the Arts Thrust Theatre, 1533 S. Main St. 336-721-1945. www.uncsa.edu/performances.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” presented at Davidson College by Montana Repertory ó 8 p.m., Nov. 12. Duke Family Performance Hall. $20. 704-894-2135. www.davidson.edu/tickets.
“Alice in Wonderland” Davidson College Theatre Department ó 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14; 2 p.m. Nov. 15. Barber Theatre, Davidson. Not recommended for children under age 8. 704-894-2361. www.davidson.edu/tickets.”You Must Be Born Again”-The Real Funny Truth ó 6 p.m., Nov. 14. Salisbury High School, 500 Lincolnton Road. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-13.
“100 Lunches” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Carson High School. $5 at the door. Music and moreStyx 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.
Rowan Blues and Jazz Society Appreciation Night ó 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13. Music by Tony “T-lelo” Bowers. Also poets Nathan Jones, Teresa Patterson, Desere’ Cross. Free. email@example.com.Charlotte Folk Society Members’ Showcase ó 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. www.folksociety.org. 704-563-7080.
Leo Kottke ó 8 p.m., Nov 14. Spirit Square-McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
BB & the Spiritual Hi-Lites presents Gospel Singing Program ó 6 p.m., Nov. 14. Winnie Hooper Center, 221 S. Sherrill St., Mooresville. Featuring The Gospel Express, Chosen, Anointed Voices, Messengers for Christ, Boyden Quarters and more. Free. Food will be available. 704-236-8177.
Eisabeth von Trapp in concert ó 7 p.m., Nov. 14. Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Kannapolis. Granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von trapp whose story inspired “The Sound of Music.” Free. 704-933-1127An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band ó 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, Charlotte. Tickets begin at $39.50. www.blumenthalcenter.org. 704-371-1000.
John McCutcheon ó 7 p.m., Nov. 22. McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Neko Case ó 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $25.50. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Music at Crescent Heights Independent Retirement Living ó 4:30 p.m., Nov. 18: Dan Williams entertains, meal follows. RSVP required; 1:30 p.m., Nov. 23: sing-along with Ray Lloyd. If coming for lunch before at 12:15, RSVP-704-794-6248. www.crescentheightsretirement.com.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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The London Broil Show ó 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12; 8 p.m. Nov. 13. Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $20. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Festivals Carolina Renaissance Festival ó 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Nov. 22. Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road. Discount tickets online at RenFestInfo.com.
Piedmont Craftsmen’s 46th Fair, Winston-Salem ó Nov. 21-22. Benton Convention Center. More than 125 artisans. www.piedmontcraftsmen.org. 336-725-1516.
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. email@example.com.
FilmCucalorus 2009 Film Festival, Wilmington ó Nov. 11-15. www.cucalorus.org.
Classes Prints Without the Press: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, ages 14 through adult. Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Instructor: Catherine Tsintos, $50. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.Beginning Watercolor ó Individual workshops, 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 18, $35 each. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. Must provide 15 x 18 piece of masonite or similar to tape the paper to, palette for mixing colors, assortment of brushes. Paper and paint are provided. To register, contact Cathy Matthews, 704-855-7952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Composite Stone Sculpture, No sculpting experience needed, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 17. LGAC, 405 N. Lee St. $80-all materials provided. Bring bag lunch. Soft drinks will be provided. Reservations required for these classes. Call Cathy Matthews704-855-7952 or email email@example.com.
Learn to make handmade greeting cards ó 2-4 p.m., Nov. 21. Classroom at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. $12.00 includes all materials for 6 cards. Class will be making a Christmas card and a birthday card, three cards of each pattern. Those wishing to make more cards that day may make six more cards for an additional $10. Instructors Tangela Sutherland and Jacqui Schuberth. RSVP by Nov. 13 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-633-5107.
Creating a Designer Christmas Tree ó 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 14. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive. Free door prize give-aways. 704-636-7739.
This & That Big Band Dances ó 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.
DADA First Friday Gallery Hop ó 7-10 p.m. first Friday of each month in Downtown Arts District of Winston-Salem: Sixth, Trade and Liberty Streets. Free. 336-734-1864. Southern Christmas Show ó Nov. 11-22, The Park, Charlotte. www.SouthernChristmasShow.com. 800-849-0248.”Myths and Mysteries” of Rowan County ó7 p.m., Nov. 12. Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Storyteller Susan Waller. Free. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Sesame Street Live-“Elmo’s Green Thumb” ó Nov. 12-15 at Bojangles Coliseum. www.sesamestreetlive.com. 56th annual Salisbury Antiques Show ó 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 13; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14. Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. $6 at door, $5 in advance. Lunch and dinner available. 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org. The 3rd annual Charlotte Music Awards ó 7 p.m., Nov. 19. Booth Playhouse, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.CharlotteMusicAwards.org.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. www.BlumenthalCenter.org. 704-372-1000.
Curtis Waller’s Gallery and Picture Framing Annual Holiday Open House ó 1-5 p.m., Nov. 22. 930 Hurley School Road. Releasing work-“Geranium,” drawing every hour to win a free reproduction. Refreshments. 704-633-6759.
Speakers and forums
“Finding Your Inner Winner” ó 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 14. Presented by Dr. Saleef Kafajouffe. Free. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. email@example.com; 704-633-2787.
“Scripture as the Human Word of God: Why Faith Contradicts Inerrancy” ó 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17. Tom Smith Auditorium, Ralph Ketner Hall, Catawba College. Free.
Night life The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9-11:30 p.m., Nov. 13: An Evening of Motown and More with Marc Hoffman Trio, no cover; 9-11 p.m., Nov. 14: jazz guitarist and vocalist John Sharp, no cover. 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. 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. 13: deejay Ken McGee; Nov. 14: Craven Morehead. Monday Night Football specials. Deejay every Friday and deejay or band every Saturday. 704-633-0251.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó Saturday: Comedy Night with comedian Scott Meade, also the band Funk City Blues. 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 7:30 p.m. Friday: Rowan Blues and Jazz Appreciation Night, muic and poets, free. 704-633-ARTS.Mimosa Restaurant, 117 N. Main St., China Grove ó Nov. 15: blues rock duo Boogie Two Shoes. Doors open 6 p.m. 704-856-1200. Tabu Bar and Lounge, 329 S. Church St. ó 9 p.m. Saturday: Blazin’ Blues Bob. 704-267-6246. www.tabubar.net.The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte ó Nov. 19: Paleface and Holy Ghost Tent Revivial. www.visulite.com. 800-594-TIXX. SinglesPiedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Nov. 13: local preacher, singer Jon Allen. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. www.piedmonttriadsingles.com. email@example.com.
Singles only semi-formal dance ó 8 p.m.-midnight, Nov. 14. Oriental Shrine Club, 5010 High Point Road, Greensboro. $10 at door. Semi-formal or formal attire. Deejay Curtis Treece, 704-857-4650.
Zodiac Club óMeets 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.comCall for artists4th annual art show at Cut Up & Dye, 1003 S. Fulton St. ó 7:30-10 p.m., Nov. 21. No fee to exhibit. Call Amanda: 704-213-1498.Kwanzaa celebration ó Jan. 1. LGAC Blackbox Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Drumming, Afrrican dancers, community talent encouraged to participate. 704-636-2811.Bluegrass musicians ó Bluegrass jam open to all Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Auditions25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee-Twin City Stage ó 7 p.m., Nov. 16. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Bring prepared song with sheet music. 336-748-0857. www.twincitystage.org.
Seeking vendorsNorth Rowan Elementary Harvest Festival ó Arts and crafts exhibitors sought for Nov. 21 event. Booth space $30. 704-278-3782.
Kwanzaa celebration ó Jan. 1. LGAC Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. To reserve vendor space call 704-636-2811.
ArtWaterworks 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. www.waterworks.org.
EastSquare Artworks, 122 E. Innes St. ó 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. ó Kenneth Koskela oil and ink works on display through Nov. 14. 704-647-0340.Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Annual RCCC student Autumn Exhibition Nov. 13-21. Reception 6-8 p.m., Nov. 13. Gallery open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.Creators Gallery at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. ó Exhibit of Native American art. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 13: opening reception; 5-7 p.m. Nov. 19: meet the artists. 704-633-4333.
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. www.salisburyartists.org. Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.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. Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 65 Union Street, Concord ó Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 704-920-ARTS. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org. Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville ó 6-8 p.m. Friday: reception for exhibit of works from the Pastel Society of North Carolina, on display through Dec. 18. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.iredellmuseums.org.MuseumsN.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. 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 óGuided 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 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. 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. Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 14: Civil War Soldier for a Day for ages 8-12, $40, preregistration required. 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. www.lattaplantation.org. 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.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 www.oldsalem.org.
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