Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CHARLOTTE — The Brubakers will be performing live at The Double Door Inn on Saturday, Aug. 27. Doors open at 9 p.m. with the show starting at 10.
For nearly two decades, the contemporary jazz group known as The Brubakers has been grafting elements of Pop, Rock, R&B, Fusion and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations.
The Brubakers have released three CDs throughout their career. The latest, “Triple Bypass,” was released in 2009.
Visit The Brubakers at
The Double Door Inn is located at 1218 Charlottetowne Ave.
Open mic at LGAC
Calling all musicians, poets, comedians — the Looking Glass Artist Collective will host its monthly Open Mic Night on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. If you are looking for your 15 minutes of fame, this is it. Bring your instruments and mic if you have it. Bring your audience with you; and come on out to LGAC’s Black Box Theater located at 405 N. Lee St. Admission is free, beverages will be available.
Go to for more information.
Concord Art Walk
CONCORD — The downtown Concord Art Walk is on Friday, Aug. 26 from 6-9 p.m.
There will be artwork at 25 locations, many of which will also have refreshments, entertainment and artists on hand to talk about their work.
Art Walk will be followed by a free screening of the award-winning documentary film “Automorphosis” at 9 p.m. at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St., which explores how some people turn their cars into mobile works of art and features Harrod Blank and his “Camera Van,” spoon-bender Uri Geller’s fork-and-spoon-covered “Peace Car” and Howard Davis’s “Telephone Car.” Modern Film Fest estimates that the film would receive a PG-13 rating.
Art Walk will also feature The Galleries’ new exhibition “Making Arrangements,” which includes work by Salisbury’s Syed Ahmad.
For information, call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787 or visit
Amazing Maize Maze
HUNTERSVILLE — The 2011 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze will kick off Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday beginning at 10 a.m. with tickets sold until 6:30 p.m.The maze will be open weekends through Nov. 13, with Family Friendly Friday Flashlight Mazes on the last Friday in September, Every Friday in october and First Friday in November.
Admission for ages 13+ is $10 per person and youth ages 5-12 are $7 per person. Children 4 and under are admitted free of charge.Tickets may be purchased in advance via
This is a seven-acre corn maze designed to be navigated in 1-2 hours. Visitors are permitted to bring in their own food and beverages. Vendors will be onsite with snacks, ice cream, soft drinks and water available for purchase. Hayrides, inflatable fun and Flex Flying are available for a small charge on Saturdays and Sundays.
Complete Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze information is online at
Maze hours and admission are Sept. 3-25, Friday – Sunday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.Sept. 30-Nov. 13, Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Rural Hill is located at 4431 Neck Road (off Beatties Ford Road) in Huntersville.
Call for artists, crafters
Looking Glass Artist Collective will host its 4th annual Art and Fine Craft Holiday Show in November this year, for two days beginning Saturday, Nov. 12, and end Sunday, Nov.13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.
For more information about this show or to request a registration form, call 704-633-2787 or email Spaces are limited.
Awakening to Life
Mindful Living of Salisbury and The Center for Faith & the Arts are offering a four-week class for beginners. “Awakening to Life” is an introduction experience designed to support the practice of mindfulness. The class is intended for those new to the practice of mindfulness meditation, as well as those seeking to establish a more consistent daily mindfulness practice. Participants will experience sitting and walking meditation, deep relaxation, loving kindness meditation, and practicing mindfulness in everyday life. If anyone would like to take the class again, you are welcome.
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a large cushion to sit on. Chairs are available for those unable sit on the floor.
The class begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27 and meets each Tuesday through Oct. 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Center for Faith & the Arts in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church at 207 W. Harrison Street.
A suggested fee of $10 per participant will go toward Church facilities utilization.
Intro to belly dancing
Learn posture, basic steps, and movement cues in the class, Introduction to Tribal Style Belly Dance from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Artemesia Artworks and Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St.
Tribal Style Belly Dance is unique in that rather than learning set choreography, you learn a series of steps and cues that you can put together into your own unique dance, anyway you want.
Cost for the three hour workshop is $30. Because of space, we are limited to 12 students for this workshop, so pleae register early by contacting Kalima at
Belly dance for the curious
On Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 12 and 26 from 6:30-8 p.m., Artemesia Artworks and Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St., hosts a four- part session focusing on satisfying your curiosity about belly dancing: What is it? Where did it come from? What are the benefits? What is that music they are dancing to and where did it come from? Is there deeper meaning to the dance?
Each 1-1/2 hour session has a different focus. Take all four classes for $50 or just one or two at $15 each. Classes limited to 12 people. Register now by contacting Kalima at
Competition deadline
HICKORY — The deadline for Hickory’s Full Circle Arts Fall Competition, 266 First Ave. NW, is today through Saturday, Aug.25, 26, 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibition open to all visual artists and entries will be juried for acceptance and judged for prizes.
Artists may submit up to three entries. Registration fee is $35. The prospectus is available at FCA or email There will be monetary prizes. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Full Circle Arts and the exhibition will be on display through Oct. 1.
Call 828-322-7545, email or visit