Roundabout: What's happening

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 31, 2011

Piedmont Players Theatre’s “Hairspray” — 7:30 p.m., March 31-April 2 and April 6-9; 2:30 p.m., April 3. $12 adult, $10 student/senior, box office opens March 28. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers. com.
The Livingstone Theater Department’s “Steal Away” — 7p.m. nightly, 4 p.m. Sunday. Preview night March 31, opening night, April 1. Comedy by Ramona King about five women who face a financial dilemma during the Depression as they come together to send young black girls to college; directed by Linda Hunt, director of Theater Arts at Livingstone, $5 general admission, students free. Little Tubman Theater, 701 W. Monroe St., 704-216- 6047.
A. L. Brown High School presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” — 7:30 p.m., March 31 and April 1, Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, $5 students, $7 adults DOS only. Performed through the joint effort of A. L. Brown High School choral, band and theatre departments, 416 E. First St.
Old Courthouse Theatre hosts “Honk!” — March 31-April 17: Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and from the song writers of Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. Tickets $15/$12/$10, call 704-788-2405 to reserve a seat. 49 Spring Street NW, NC,
St. Thomas Players presents “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” — 7:30 p.m., April 7-9 and 13-16, with Mary Ann McCubbin, Bob Paolino, Jonathan Furr, Dana VanHoy. Admission $10, students $5 with student ID. Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theatre, 405 N. Lee St., 704-647-0999.
Davidson Community Players present ‘Stuart Little’ — April 2-10, $7, Davidson Community Players’ Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953,
Acting Up Children’s Theatre presents “Almost, Maine” — 7 p.m., March 31-April 2: a romantic comedy performed by five high school actors playing 19 different characters. $5 in advance, $7 DOS, The Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave., NW, Concord, 704-699-8642, www.actingupdrama. com.
Matthews Playhouse presents two shows — The Wizard of Oz: March 31, April 1, 2, 3. Zombie Prom: April 8-10. Tickets $10, Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews, 704-846-8343,
Carrie Newcomer at theDavis Theater — 8 p.m., Saturday, April 9: voice of the heartland,, $32, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts
Music & more
Pfeiffer memorial concert — 4 p.m., Sunday, April 3, for Pfeiffer University’s Emeritus Professor of Music Marvin W. Burke, Pfeiffer Chapel on campus, free. Steve Harrill, 704-463-3147, steve.harrill@fsmail.
OMIMEO: VaudeVizual Special $20 ticket April 7— Special price one day only; tickets through April 9 begin at $29.50. Features aerialist/acrobat, Cirque de Soleil performer Karl Baumann. Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 North Tryon St., Charlotte,372-1000,
Charlotte Folk Society — 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 8: Robin Bullock, acclaimed as a “Celtic guitar god.” Free, family-friendly. After the hour-long concert join a song circle or a jam session, listeners welcome. The Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club meets after the concert; visitors are invited to play on a “loaner” instrument. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., uptown Charlotte. www.folksociety. org.
Concert Choir’s spring concert — 7:30 p.m., May 13-14: Concert/fund-raiser, performing the romantic “The Liebeslieder Waltzes Opus 52” by Brahms followed by dessert, coffee and mingling, then the choir will sing a few final numbers. Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road.
Monthly Bluegrass concert and jam — 2 p.m., Sunday, March 27: The Burrows Brothers and Bluegrass Express, $5 donation suggested. Also bring instrument for jam sessions 3-6 p.m., songwriting workshop with Donna 3:30-4:30 (fee charged). Greensboro Cultural Center, Band Rehearsal Hall, bottom floor, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro.
Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games — April 15–17, Huntersville. Honored Clan and guests: Sir Lachlan Maclean of Duart, Chief of Clan Gillean and his wife Lady Rosemary. Complete details, schedules, advance tickets available at
Spencer Arbor Day Celebration — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 8th Street Ball Park in Spencer, hosted by Spencer Community Appearance Commission. Free bounce house, popcorn, face painting, tree saplings.
This & That
Big Band Dance with TheHi-Liters at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., April 2, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
6th annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., April 30: Local craftsmen, artists, antique vendors, food. Second Glance Shop at the. China Grove. 704-213-0980.
Paranormal weekend athaunted Gold Hill —7 p.m., April 8-9, $40, one-hour presentation on paranormal investigation, followed by four hours of investigation time at four different locations in the park; fundraiser hosted by Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation and Special Guest Investigators of Carolina Paranormal Society, North Carolina TAPS family team., 704-267-9439.
Habitat for Humanity benefit at Carolina Lily — Saturday, April 16: “Bridal shower” for William and Kate, the royal couple, is actually a fun “shower” to benefit Habitat for Humanity. While spring cleaning, set aside an appropriate shower gift and bring it on Saturday, the truck will be outside to load up, receive discount on purchases that day plus a “bridal” cupcake. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704-639-0033,
The Rev. Mignonne Snipes Servant Leader Fund — 5 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in memory of Rev. Snipes, gospel concert fundraiser in Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College Campus. $15 (18 and up), LC students $3, other students $5., 919.404.9431.
Fundraiser concert with Balsam Range — 2:30 pm. April 3: concert featuring Grammy-nominated Balsam Range, hosted by Lake Norman/Mooresville and Statesville Exchange clubs; for $25 donation to SCAN receive two tickets to Balsam Range at Mooresville High School Auditorium., tickets: 704-878-2227. Proceeds benefit Child Abuse Prevention of Iredell County.
Night Life
Benchwarmers. 113 E. Fisher St. — 7-10 p.m. every Friday: Handful of Dave. 704-639-0604.Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. — 10 p.m., April 2: Janus 4-14, Jeremy Vess and special guests, no cover. Tuesdays: open mic, performers of all types welcome; 8 p.m. Wednesdays: team trivia; 9:30 p.m. Thursdays: plugged open mic night. www.thebrickstreettavern. com, 704-637-6047.
Fat Jack’s, 120 Military Ave., — Jack’s 60th Birthday Bash: Friday, April 1, karaoke with Mark Tomei 8 p.m. until; Saturday, April 2, Feedback band 9 p.m. until. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Friday, April 1: Deejay Ken McGee; Saturday, April 2: Dirty Surprise. Memberships available, open Wed.-Sat. 704-633-0251.
Philip’s Steak and Pasta House, 1504 Jake Alexander Blvd W. — 8 p.m. Mondays Karaoke; 8 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays: Live Team Trivia; 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Texas Hold ’Em Tournament Style, second game follows; 9 p.m. Saturdays: Karaoke with Cherokee. 704-637-8844.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — Karaoke every Friday and Saturday. 704-642-0050.

Smitty’s North Rown Bar-b-que 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 7-9 p.m., Thursdays: karaoke. 704-636-2122.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.- midnight, Friday, April 1: Salisbury Swing Band – The Combo, vocals by Lonnie Carpenter, under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, no cover. Saturday, 9 p.m.-midnight, Sandy Hoffman, his sister Diane, brother Marc and other musician friends, no cover. www.theblue 704-797-0093
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday, April 1: Tomorrow’s Awakening, Chasing The Son, Missions, Century Struck. 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.

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: bluegrass jams. Historic Village of Gold Hill. 704-267-9439, 704-279-5674.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays: guitarist, singer Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
Reiki classes — 1:30-4 p.m., April 3, 17, May 1, 15: four classes of Level I Reiki at Artemesia Artworks and Yoga Studio, 323 West Harrison St., session fee $125, class size limited, pre-registration required. Contact Nancy,
Creative painting workshops — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ongoing series, beginning to intermediate, traditional oil painting. $200 includes eight sessions; ask about scholarships and sliding scales. Registration/materials list: 704-245-6456. Instructor James E. Taylor, Contemporary Realism Studio, 211 S. Main St.
WaterworksChildren’s Saturday workshop — Family SmARTs! Saturday, April 16, 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., ages 4-7 years with adult, Earth Day workshop for the family, learn about our planet while creating an “earthy” art project, dress for mess, fee is for one child and one adult. Instructor M.T. Sidoli, $25 per child/adult • 704-636-1882 (ext 202)
Class at LGAC — • Watercolor classes: instructor Cathy Benfield Matthews, no experience needed; choose Mondays 1-3 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m., or Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon, $35 each 2 hour session or $180 for 6, materials provided except brushes; email to reserve your space, Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS,
Absolute beginner line dance — Tuesdays, no experience necessary, $12/month, teacher Cheryl Kluttz, Rufty Holmes Senior Center, Martin Luther King Ave., 704-633-3484.
Express Yourself!”African drumming and dance workshop — 5:30 p.m. Saturdays for grades K-12, family participation encouraged, small donation appreciated. Conducted by Master Drummer Allen Boyd, sponsored by Sankofa Held at Salisbury high school auditorium, 704-637-6857.
BYOV (Bring Your Own Vase) floral design — 7-8 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $15 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave., off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Chrismon classes — Beginner, Thursday, March 31, 10:30-12:30 •Intermediate, Friday, April 1, 10:30-12:30•New beginner, Saturday April 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. •Advanced, Saturday April 2, 9 a.m.-noon. Call 704-636-7790 for reservations or information. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive,
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday April 1: Ms. Mchone Chair Yoga. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. No joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club — April 1: live music with band TBA. First and third Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Open to singles 40 and over; former members who remarry are welcome. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20 and get in free the first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. Free set ups provided, bring your own snacks. Information 704-536-5561. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Information 704-536-5561.
‘Grand Slam’ at LGAC — Three white males needed for “Grand Slam,” to be performed at Looking Glass Artists Collective Black Box Theatre May 13-15, one lead and two extras for 1950-early 60s period piece. Audition appointments, Pitchvine Entertainment,, 336-833-1537.
Call for scripts
Deadline today for Lee Street Theatre’s third annual 10-Minute Play Festival — Accepting original scripts from NC playwrights for June 2011 festival entitled “Route 66,” six comedies about travel to be produced. Postmark deadline March 31, 2011. Guidelines, rules, questions: Jenny Hubbard 51 College St., #403 Asheville, NC 28801 or jen4hubbard@
Call for proposals
Deadline tomorrow for Art for the Soul — Abundant Living Adult Day Services is accepting proposals for Art for the Soul, a fine arts program at the center. The deadline to receive proposals is April 1. Interested artists call 704-637-3940.
Call for vendors
Artists, crafters for Spencer Arbor Day Celebration — Free booth space, Saturday, April 23; Beth 704-239- 3729,
VFWPost 3006 spring bazaar craft/vendor sale — Saturday, April 16, $10 per table, sign up now. 1200 Brenner Ave., 704-636-2104.
6th annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m-3 p.m., April 30: Artist, vendor spaces available at Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove. Call Betty Corrither 704-213-0980.
15th Lexington Multicultural Festival — Applications accepted for artisans, crafters, demonstrators, cultural exhibitors, vendors as well as community organizations, churches, youth groups or schools interested in participating in the parade May 7. Lexington Recreation and Parks Department, 336-248-3960,
Art and food for Art on Easy Street — 8th Annual Art on Easy Street, May 14. Applications available at For information: 704-638-9887,
J.C. Price Post 107 Memorial week celebration — Single and double spots available for May 27-June 5 event, permits required for food vendors; rental info Abe Daniels 704-640-1893; event info 704-636-2950 or 704-213-2397.
Call for musicians
Bluegrass musicians — Bluegrass jam open to all, Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Drumming and Dancing On Easy Street — 7 p.m., April 15: Kalima Tribal Belly Dance drum circle, part of Downtown Salisbury’s Night Out On the Town. Bring drum, rattle, tambourine, clapping hands, dancing feet and a chair to sit in.
Speakers and forums
Voices of the English novelist — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5: In conjunction with St. Thomas Players’ “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Catawba College professor Dr. Janice Fuller explores the different voices of the English novelist with excerpts from some of Woolf’s works. Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St., 704-647-0999,
14th Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 8-10, sponsored by Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, $75. Checks made payable to Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, mailed to P.O. Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 28147-0088. Contact: Sue Curtis 704-637-6411, Tim O’Brien, author of “The Things They Carried” — 3-5 p.m., April 8 at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, NC Research Campus, 399 Biotechnology Drive, Kannapolis; 7:30- 9 p.m., April 9 at Hampton Inn, 612 Dickens Place, NE, Concord; talking about his experiences and answering questions. Free; registration required. Sponsored by One Book One Community-Cabarrus Reads program, contact Amelia Likin, 704-216-3548,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St.— Two solo exhibitions and a group show: NC artist Katie Claiborne and SC artist Susan Lenz exhibit in Stanback Gallery Hall and the Osborne and Woodson Galleries •You and Me, a group multi-media show, the Norvell Gallery. •28th annual youth exhibition “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” in the Young People’s Gallery, features the works of nearly 800 students. Today, Thursday, March 31, is the final day of the elementary exhibit. A reception to honor the students and their families, as well as school administrators and art specialists are held during each exhibition rotation. For schedule details www.waterworks. org, 704-636-1882.
Center for Faith & the Arts — Luther Sowers work currently on exhibit including paintings, sketches, studies, sculpture, armour. Also on display: “Deja vu,”” works by artists Barbara Richmond, Stephen Hoke, through April 22. Gallery hours at 2-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and during special events. 207 W. Harrison St., lower level of Haven Lutheran Church. 704-647-0999,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — 5-7 p.m., April 2: artist reception for “It’s Hip to be Square,” group show featuring Rail Walk Studio artists, join in the fun and dress “square.” Gallery open to the public Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment or by chance if the green open flag is out. 704-431-8964.
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — 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. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Trains That Passed in the Night,” the photograhs of O. Winston Link depicting the end of the steam railroading era with photos of the rural landscapes of Virginia and North Carolina that these trains passed through, through June 19•“Thomas Hart Benton, America’s Master Storyteller,” features large-scale oil masterpiece, “Bootleggers,” through July 31. House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org. House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org.
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — Through April 30: “Tea Time: Series I (Teapots and Tea cups),” featuring functional NC teapots and tea cups, handmade by more than 70 potters from across the state. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430,
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer —Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Train rides Saturday 11 a.m. and 1 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. — Current exhibit: “With These Hands,” annual Black History Exhibit showcasing te arts and crafts of local black citizens from past and present. Museum hours Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Contributions accepted. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 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.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — For special tours call 704-279-4979. Museum open Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. For information call Ann Teague: 704-279-5783.
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 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. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439. www.HistoricGoldHill. com.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 2: Girl Scouts who trained in March will return to demonstrate living history skills.$6 per person includes all crafts and activities. Patches available to scout groups in gift shop for $2. www.lattaplantation. org. 704-875-2312.
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Tornado Alley, new film narrated by Bill Paxton (Twister, Titanic), will bring nature’s most dramatic weather phenomena to IMAX[0xae] Theatre. Museum hours: 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — Summer camp listings and registration can be found online at> /education. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., Sunday, closed Monday. Admission $8 for adults and children age one and older. Members free. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. discoveryplaceKIDS. org, 704-372-6261.