Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The second annual Salisbury Shag Clubís CSA Sanctioned Shag Contest will be held June 24-25 at the High Rock Boat & Ski Club. T[0x14]he contest is open to all dancers, and first time competitors are welcome.
At 8 p.m., Friday, June 24 is the Newcomers Division, followed by the Amateur Division. Newcomers winner will be announced Friday, and Amateur on Saturday.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, is the Junior Divisions I and II, followed by a special performance by the Crazy Eight Dance Team.
At 8 p.m. is the Novice Division, followed by the Pro Division.
Hall of fame deejay Butch Metcalf will emcee. There is a $10 cover each night.
The club is located at 2675 Providence Church Road, Salisbury. For more information, call Ashley Stewart at 704-200-8666, Tobitha Stewart at 704-202-9655 or visit
Comedy of Errorsí
CONCORD ó Old Courthouse Theatre presents the Summer Youth Production, ěComedy of Errorsî at 7:30 p.m. on June 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25; and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sundays June 19 and 26.
Note that the evening show start time of 7:30 p.m. is different than usual.
The show is directed by Andy Rassler. Call the box office to reserve a seat at 704 788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater is located at 49 Spring Street NW. Visit for details.
Summer Gardens
Saturday and Sunday, June 25 -26, The Salisbury Symphony presents A Festival of Summer Gardens, a perennial tour of eight country gardens and three historic gardens.
Music will be provided by Salisbury Symphony Childrenís Strings and local musicians.
On Sunday, learn the art of planting in container gardens, learn from master gardeners and watch Plein Air artists at work. Lunch will be at Carolina Lily for $16, and must be pre-ordered.
Tickets for the garden tour are $12 in advance and $15 on tour days.
Reserved tickets can be obained at the Visitors Bureau, 704-638-3100, www.salisburysymphony. org, 704-603-4652 or 704-645-8300.
Paranormal art gallery
Highland Avenue Art Gallery and More, located across the street from RRMC, is a house built in 1910 that showcases local artistsí work by day and shows off its paranormal side by night.
Pieces by locals such as Betty Sedberry, Wayne Wrights, Curtis Waller, Glenn Yost and Clyde O are on display in the house Tuesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m.
Carolina Association of Paranormal Studies has investigated and verifed that there is paranomal activity in the house. Tours are available every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30-10 p.m. Reservations and the signing of a waiver are required for these tours.
To schedule a tour of the 1031 Highland Avenue house, call all 704-636-8134.
Call for artists: Carolina Artists Expo
The Carolina Artistís ěThe Real Carolina Artist’s 2011 Expoî will be held August 24-26 at the Salisbury Civic Center at 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave.
Entry forms and information may be picked up at the Civic Center or by contacting the Carolina Artists at and must be mailed by August 10.
Prizes include $100 first prizes and peoples choice. A reception will be held on Thursday, August 25, at 6 p.m.
Classes will also be held during the exhibit for anyone who wants to paint with the Carolina Artists as teachers on Wednesday, August 24, from 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, August 25, from 2-4 p.m., and Friday, August 26, from 6-8 p.m. Bring your own art supplies, any medium.
Register one week before the class at 704-638-5275.
Imax[0xae] theatre re-opens
CHARLOTTE ó First Responders will receive free admission to the new and Theatre this opening weekend, June 18, to see the documentary ěRescue,î which offers a firsthand look at the long-standing tradition of both military and civilian response to natural disasters.
Discovery Placeís IMAX Theatre has re-opened after undergoing upgrades.
With the new pricing, guests may add an IMAX movie to their Discovery Place admission for just $5. Regular IMAX admission tickets will be $10 for ages 14-59, $9 for ages 2-13 and 60+ and free for children younger than 2. Group and Member discounts also are available. Visit or call 704-372-6261 for showtimes.
As a reminder, Discovery Place offers extended hours during the summer season. Until Monday, September 5, Discovery Place will be open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. ń 5 p.m.; Saturday10 a.m. ń 6 p.m.; Sunday noon ń 5 p.m.
Discovery Place is located at 301 N. Tryon St.