Roundabout: What's happening

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 7, 2011

Waterworks artists EXPO 2011 — 11a.m.-8 p.m., April 8; 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9, juried art show to promote and encourage relationships between artists and collectors, enhance the presence of art in our community, and enrich the community’s experience in the arts.admission $5. Proceeds support WVAC education/outreach. F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882.
Second Saturday Art Walk — Saturday, April 9: participating Salisbury/Spencer galleries include Tastebuds, 106 N. Main St., showing work of local artists Sandra Borre, Tiffany L. Wyatt • art of Justin R. Christenbery at Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. from 1-6 p.m., sponsored by Center for Faith & the Arts •7:30 p.m. performance of St. Thomas Players’ “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at LGAC, $10, 704-647-0999, • Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St., It’s Hip to be Square, featuring artists Sharon Fortfhofer, Karen Frazer, Annette Ragone Hall, Patt Legg, Marietta Foster Smith • 6-8 p.m. Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, public wine-and-cheese reception for debut of Martha Olson’s Beyond Mosaic: Painting with Paper, 704-639-0606 • Information and hours of operation, contact the individual galleries • Sponsored by Rowan Arts Council, 704-638-9887.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St.— 28th annual youth exhibition “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists,” in the Young People’s Gallery. The middle school exhibition will be on display through April 21 with a reception for family and friends on Thursday, April 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. • 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 featuring the works of eleven regional artists exploring the question of individualism through self-portraiture, exhibits in the Norvell Gallery •www.waterworks. org, 704-636-1882.
Center for Faith & the Arts — Luther Sowers exhibit includes 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,
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 6-8 p.m., Saturday, April 9: Opening reception featuring new work by artist Martha Olson, Beyond Mosaics: Painting with Paper, features large- and small-scale altered paper collages, from impressionistic mountain views and landscapes, to expressionistic abstract works, employing a technique the artist refers to as “painting with paper,” runs through Mother’s Day, May 8. Contact Anne Waters at 704-639-0606. Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “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.
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,” alongside three lithographs based on scenes the artist created for the mural program of the Missouri State Capitol Building that re-tell familiar stories. On view through July 31. House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org.

This & That
Spencer Story Time Tea Party — 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9: sponsored by The Spencer Library, located on Fourth Street; cookies and surprises, wear your fanciest attire, info or RSVP call 704-636-9072.
Scrabble Scramble 8 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, Holiday Inn Salisbury. Buffet dinner, 3 rounds of team Scrabble. $25 per person, $250 table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council, 704-216-8266 by April 7 for reservations.
Planetarium Show – The Mars Story — 5 p.m., April 16: Discover The Mars Story from man’s earliest discoveries and science fiction fascinations to the latest revealing images, spectacular detailed views of the planet. $3 adults, 12 and under $2. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back of the building from Lilly Avenue. 704-639-3004.
Fourth annual Taste of Home Cooking School and Show — Doors open 4:30, show starts 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19: culinary specialist Michelle Roberts cooks and entertains, South Rowan High School; tickets $10 704-797-4220 or at the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St.
Salisbury Ghost Walk returns — 7, 7:30, 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 15, adults $10, students $5, reservations boo@salisburyghostwalk or 704-642-1734.
“Heart of the Artist” weekly discussions — 7 p.m. Tuesdays through June 21; written by Rory Nolan for artists by an artist, sponsored by Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Kannapolis, at Oak Tree Coffee Co. coffeehouse, Cannon Village.Contact Vic Daniel, 980-621-1256
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.
Showstopper Dance Championship — April 8-10: Competition based event, beginning and ending times depend upon competition schedules. Free admission for spectators, parking $5. Cabarrus Arena and Event Center, 4751 NC Hwy. 49 N., Concord., www.prowrestlingevo. com.
Collaborative celebration at SECCA — 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 13: The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, affiliate of the NC Museum of Art, will host a cocktail hour, seed circus, supper and premier screening of “The Greenhorns,” a film highlighting a rising generation of farmers and their holistic approach to producing food. Tickets $10 at the door or 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem,
Music & more
‘Pfeiffer’s Finest’ performing arts showcase — 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 10: Under the direction of Pfeiffer University professors Joseph Judge, David Palmer, Steve Harrill, students perform many of their most difficult pieces mastered during the semester. for details.
Carolina Baroque presents “Handel and Salisbury” — 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15: Under the direction of Dale Higbee, admission the door $10, Chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., www.carolinabaroque. org,
Salisbury Symphony’s “Fantasy” — 7:30 p.m., April 16: Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. $20 adults, $6 students, $4 children 8 years and younger, 704-637-4314,
An Evening With Emile Pandolfi free for piano students — 7:30 p.m., April 16: One of America’s most accomplished and popular musicians. Free for area piano students, reduced rate of $10 for accompanying adults. Piano instructors encouraged to inform and participate with their students. Sponsored by Stanly County Concert Association, Stanly County Agri-Civic Center. Tickets: Pam Medlin, 704-983-1684,, also at the door. www.emilepandolfi. com,
Jeff Whittington’s Brand New Opry at theDavis Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14: Bluegrass variety show, $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts
Barney Live in Concert: Birthday Bash! — 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3: Interactive concert party, tickets: $15/$25. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets 800-745-3000, Info 704-335-3100,,
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.
An evening with Rush — 7:30 p.m., June 8, Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, SC, tickets start at $40.50.,, 800-745-3000.
Second Annual 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.
18th 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
11th Annual CC Spring Fest Bluegrass Festival — April 16: Generation Gap, Griggs Family, Toby Creek, Cabin Creek, Bluegrass Country Boys, Southern Junction, Timber Ridge. Advance tickets $10, DOS $12 senior/$15 general, children 12 and under free with adult. Cross Country Camp Ground, Denver, NC. Reserve tickets 803-328-3224, 803-322-1589. Reserve tickets/campsite 800-852-4840,
Cabarrus Earth Fest — Concord, Kannapolis, Cabarrus County hold second annual Viva Verde Earth Fest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 16, North Cabarrus Park, in honor of Earth Day.
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.
Piedmont Players Theatre’s “Hairspray” — 7:30 p.m. through April 9, $15 adult, $12 student/ senior. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers. com.
Old Courthouse Theatre hosts “Honk!” — Through 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,
Davidson Community Players present ‘Stuart Little’ — Through April 10, $7, Davidson Community Players’ Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953,
Hot Flash PlayersPerforming Arts Company — April 8-16, “Scarletdale,” written by Lexington’s own Jason Roland, a hilarious look at small town politics, beautification and beauty pageants written for the Hot Flash Players, presented as dinner theater at Tricia’s Catering, 408 Piedmont Drive, Lexington. Tickets $25 for dinner and play, 336-236-8007.
Matthews Playhouse presents “Zombie Prom” — April 8-10. Tickets $10, Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews, 704-846-8343,
Blue Man Group at Belk Theater — Apr. 19-24, tickets begin at $20, Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.BlumenthalCenter. org.
“Clybourne Park” at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte — April 11-28: comedy written in response to the classic “A Raisin in the Sun.” 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. Ticket info and details or 704-342-2251, ext. 21.
Carolina Actors Studio Theater presents “Agnes of God” — April 21-May 21. 1118 Clement Ave., off Central Avenue in Plaza-Midwood, Charlotte. Reservations, 704-455-8542.
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,
Taste of New Orleans — 1-4 p.m., April 17: To benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, a Mardi-gras theme party with best mask, best hat, best poster contests. Wear costumes. Vendors will sell clothing, hats, jewerly; face painting, silent auction, music, parade starts 1 p.m. around the parking lot. $5 adults 12 and up, $2 children ages 6-11. Park Avenue Community Center, Park Avenue at Martin Luther King Blvd.
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.
Concert Choir’s spring concert — 7:30 p.m., May 13-14: Concert/fund-raiser, performing the romantic “ Liebeslieder Waltzes Opus 52” by Brahms followed by dessert and coffee reception. Performance will be at Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. Call 704-603-3310 or stop by the Convention & Visitors Bureau for tickets. Tickets are $10 adult and $7 student with ID.
Night Life
Benchwarmers. 113 E. Fisher St. — Every Friday: Handful of Dave 7-10 p.m.704-639-0604.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. — Tuesdays: open mic, performers of all types welcome, sign up as you arrive; 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., — 8 p.m. until, every Friday and Saturday night: karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
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. — 9-11:30 p.m., Friday, April 8: jazz and pop duo Galvin Crisp Jr. and Herb Stephens, no cover. 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9: Blue Vine favorite Lonnie Carpenter, no cover. www.theblue 704-797-0093.
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, songwriter Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
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. Children’s Saturday Workshop — Deadline tomorrow, April 8 for Family SmARTs! Workshop is 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)
Watercolor class at LGAC — Mondays 1-3 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m., or Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon; instructor Cathy Benfield Matthews, no experience needed; $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.
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.
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.
Piedmont Singles — April 8; covered dish.7:15 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Singles dance, Oriental Shrine Club — 8 p.m.-midnight, first Friday April 8. Oriental Shrine Club, 5010 High Point Rd., Greensboro. $10 at door. Business casual attire. Deejay Fast Freddie Thompson. 704-857-4650.
Zodiac Club — April 8: Delmonicos Band. Second and fourth Fridays, alternate fifth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., band 8 p.m. Free soft drinks, water, snacks welcome. Covered dish dinner on fifth Friday dance night. $12 guests, $10 members, join for $20 with free admission on the night you join. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, 704-752-8824, taylorbt@msn. com,
St. Thomas Players auditions “Pinocchio’s Sister” — 4-5:30 p.m., Monday, April 18: 12-year-old boy to play a lead in a new play by Jenny Hubbard, auditions will consist of readings from the script • 7 p.m., April 25-26: adult roles (2 women, aged 40; 1 woman, aged 65). Performance dates June 15-26. Center for Faith & the Arts 207 W. Harrison St. (basement of Haven Lutheran Church). Info director Claudia Galup 704-533-4772.Old Courthouse Theatre youth summer production auditions “Comedy of Errors” — 7-9 p.m., April 18-19 for ages 12-18. Performance dates June 16-26, directed by Andy Rassler. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre. org.
‘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. Auditions held in early April or by appointment, Pitchvine Entertainment,, 336-833-1537.
Piedmont Players Theatre “The Farnsworth Invention” auditions — 7p.m., April 19-20, character listings/ breakdowns at Show dates June 2-11.Third floor of Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471.
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.
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.
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,
Call for artists
Bluegrass musicians — Bluegrass jam open to all, Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
UNC Charlotte Dance Ensemble performs Martha Graham’s 1931 masterpiece “Primitive Mysteries” — April 13-17. Single reserve tickets $14/ $9 senior citizens. Performances take place in Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. 704-687-1TIX (1849), and Dancing On Easy Street — 7 p.m., April 15: Kalima Tribal Belly Dance drum circle begins, part of Downtown Salisbury’s Night Out On the Town. Bring drum, rattle, tambourine, clapping hands, dancing feet and a chair to sit in. Open to all.
Speakers and forums
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,
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., April 9: Antique tractors and trains show by the Iron Peddlers Antique Power Club. Kids can compete in Kiddie Tractor Pull. Free. Museum 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.
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, children younger than age one and Members are free. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. discoveryplaceKIDS. org, 704-372-6261.