Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Brick Street Live summer concert series moves to Castaways Seafood & Oyster Bar tonight and sets up the ultimate Salisbury beach party with A1A, the official and original Jimmy Buffett tribute band, performing.
A1A’s energetic, colorful and family-friendly show features classic Buffett tunes and more. Since 1992, Jeff Pike and A1A have been recognized internationally as the official and first Jimmy Buffett tribute show – and the only one sanctioned by Buffett himself. The group also records original material and recently released a new CD titled “The Road to Paradise.”
Castaways is located at 119 N. Link St. Gates open at 6 p.m., and general admission is $5. Guests may bring lawn chairs, and food and drinks are available for purchase. No coolers are permitted.
As part of an ongoing effort to assist local non-profit agencies, Brick Street Live will donate proceeds from a 50/50 drawing during the evening to The LandTrust for Central North Carolina.
For more information, call 704-637-5363 or visit To learn more about A1A, visit
Gold Hill Ghost Walk
GOLD HILL — The Village of Gold Hill will sponsor a Ghost Walk through the village on Saturday, July 23. Docents dressed in period attire will offer ghost stories at numerous shops and sites in the village.
The guided walks will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Arbor behind the restaurant. Tickets are $5, and children under 6 are free.
For more information, call 704-267-9439 or visit Information is also available on Facebook at Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina.
Lexington uptown stroll
LEXINGTON — Uptown Lexington holds another Sumnmer Stroll on Friday evening, July 22, from 6-8 p.m., where visitors can listen to music, look at the classic cars, watch kids decorate pigs, and learn about activities at the YMCA.
Headlining the activities is beach/blues quintet Greg and the BBQ Band, who will be performing from 6-8 p.m. in the Conrad & Hinkle Square.
Classic car enthusiasts will line the four quadrants of the squares starting at 6 p.m. Owners should register in the green tent starting at 5:30 and cars should be in place by 6:15.
Also in the square will be a children’s sidewalk chalk art area and Uptown Lexington mascot Miss Charlotte. On West Second Avenue, the YMCA will sponsor activities such as turbo kicking, rumba, bag toss and arts and crafts.
For more information about the Summer Stroll and Cruise In, call Uptown Lexington, Inc. at 336-249-0383.
‘The Women’ auditions
CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre will hold auditions for Clare Booth Luce’s “The Women,” an acidic comedic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various wealthy Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers and the gossip that propels and damages their relationships. While men frequently are the subject of their lively discussions and play an important role in the action on-stage, they are strictly characters mentioned but never seen.
Auditions will be from 7-9 p.m., Aug. 15-16 at Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. SW. Performance dates are Sept. 29-Oct. 16. See
Poetry Alive night
KANNAPOLIS — Stories Under the Stars featuring Poetry Alive will entertain audiences with a live performance on Saturday, July 23, on the patio at the Kannapolis Branch Library at 7 p.m.
Stories Under the Stars are live arts, music and story-telling programs given in partnership with the Cabarrus County Library Kannapolis Branch, located at 850 Mountain St.
For more information about the Waste Management Summer Entertainment Series, visit summerevents.
Dylan Gilbert tour
WINSTON-SALEM — North Carolina-based indie rock band Dylan Gilbert & The Over Easy Breakfast Machine ( will perform in Winston-Salem at Krankie’s Coffee, 211 E. Third St., on Friday, July 22, appearing with Jews & Catholics and Free Electric State.
Also part of their East coast summer tour dates is a show at The Cave, 452-1/2 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, on Saturday, July 23. Appearing with them are Bibis Ellison and Crystal Bright.
A trip to Cherokee
KANNAPOLIS — A trip is being planned by the Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department to visit the shops and attractions of Cherokee on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
The cost is $20 per person, and lunch and dinner are not included. Registration deadline is Monday, July 25.
This trip is for ages 18 years and older. Bus transportation departs from Village Park, 700 West C St. in Kannapolis, and departure/return times vary based on itinerary. Maximum number of participants is 25 per trip and full payment is due on or before the trip registration deadline.
Future offerings in this series of day trips to historic and scenic attractions across North Carolina include the Hendersonville Apple Festival, Chinqua Penn Plantation, leaf viewing on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Biltmore House.
For dates and costs, contact the Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department at 704-920-4343. A program brochure is available at
Museum discounts
GREENSBORO — Through August 31, kids can get eye-to-eye at half price with tigers, meerkats and more at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro ( A child’s ticket is half price with the purhcase of one adult ticket, valid for up to 2 customers per coupon.
At the Greensboro Children’s Museum (, kids can learn through “Play With Your Food” at the Edible Schoolyard. Buy one adult ticket and get a child’s ticket free, valid for up to two customers per coupon.
Go to for details on this summer special.
Summer ‘MusiCoal’
RALEIGH — As part of Burning Coal Theatre’s Summer “MusiCoal” series, Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band will perform on Sunday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Guitarist Ed Stephenson, a Toronto native who lives in Raleigh, heads Guitar Studies at Meredith College. Locally he has performed with the NC Symphony, the NC Theater, the NC Bach Festival and the National Opera Company.
The Paco Band performs nuevo flamenco music, as well as Spanish and Spanish-influenced songs. For ticket information, call 919-834-4001 or visit