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Outdoor concert downtown Mocksville Saturday — 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: Soft rock of ’80s-’90s with Tony Montieth. Trick-or-treaters come down for treats; bring chair and blanket. 336-909-2263, www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
Weekly spoken word poetry and live jazz — 8 p.m.-until, every Friday: live jazz with the house band, spoken word poetry featuring house poet Tina Brown. A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ 117 West Innes St., 704-245-6461, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
Piedmont Choral Society’s Old Fashioned Hymn Sing — 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13: Traditional hymns and anthems, congregational singing, solos, small groups. Bring canned goods for Cooperative Christian Ministry. Free, offering will be taken. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Community input requested: If you have a favorite hymn you would like to be considered for this program, contact 788-2000, or kayy2000@ gmail.com
Peter Yarrow in concert with Billy Jonas at Knight Theater — 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, tickets $10-$49.50, sponsored by The Foundation for Respect Ability. Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix.org, www.blumenthalarts. org
The music of Queen — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: The Winston-Salem Symphony presents “We Will Rock You! The Music of Queen,” and “glam rock” costume contest; come dressed in a favorite Queen or other rock star costume, prizes given out at the concert. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem. Tickets $15– $60, 336-464-0145, www.wssymphony.org
Free all-day concert at the McGlohon — 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: six free 45-minute concerts by Men Standing For Christ; Matt Walsh with Blues 101; The Burford Brothers Old-Time String Band; Polecat Creek (Laurelyn Dossett and Kari Sickenberger); The Snyder Family Band; John Doyle of Supergroup Solas. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 North College St., downtown Charlotte. Sponsored by Charlotee Folk Society, 704-563-7080, www.folksociety.org.
Comedy
Lee Street Theatre’s “A Night of Improv”— 7:30 p.m.,Nov. 3-5: Three evenings of “A Night of Improv Comedy” starring Now Are The Foxes!; Every show is different,Thursday is all-ages G-rated night; Friday and Saturday may contain adult language and content. Doors open 6:45 p.m., admission $10, student ID $5, drinks available. Black Box at the Looking Glass Artists Collective, 405 N. Lee St., leestreettheatre@ gmail.com
Festivals
Carolina Renaissance Festival — 10 a.m.-dusk, rain or shine, Through Nov. 20. Music, dance, comedy, circus entertainments. Hwy 73 at Poplar Tent Road, between Concord and Huntersville. Advance tickets $19 adults, $9 ages 5-12, available at Harris Teeter. Tickets purchased at gate are $1 more, or print your own online at RenFestInfo.com, 704-896-5544.
6th annual arts and crafts fall festival — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove, 704-213-0980.
La Fiesta de Rowan 2011 — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5: See Latino culture through music, dance, food, entertainment. Knox Middle School, 1625 West Park Road.
Theater
Livingstone College’s Julia B. Duncan Players present ‘The Wobble of Life’ — 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-5: $5 with canned good , $7 without; 3 p.m., Nov. 6: $10 general admission fundraiser. In recognition of Domestic Violence month, deals with abuse, molestation, domestic violence. Ticket sales 704-216-6075. Livingstone College Tubman Little Theatre.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Poe’s Midnight Dreary’ — 8 p.m., Oct. 28-29, 2:30 p.m., Oct. 30, tickets $20, includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert and on Friday/Saturday evenings, a wine tasting. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Paying Tribute’ — 8 p.m., Nov. 11-12;, 2:30 p.m., Nov. 13: A theatrical and musical celebration about and for our heroes, our veterans, told from the remembrances of those men and women. Adults $10, Veterans and children, $5. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Actors from the London Stage perform ‘The Tempest’ at UNC-C — 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3-Saturday, Nov. 5, Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, Black Box Theater, UNC-C. Five actors in Actors from the London Stage play all 21 roles. $14, all students $6. 704-687-1849, www.performances. uncc.edu
Loretta Swit (Major Hot Lips Houlihan) headlines ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ — Tickets on sale now, show dates Jan. 24-29 in the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte. Written by Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally) and Delia Ephron. Tickets available at BlumenthalArts.org, 704-372-1000 or box office in the Belk Theater lobby, 130 N. Tryon St.
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre presents ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ — Through Nov. 6: An adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher. CAST-NODA at 28 St, 2424 No. Davidson St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $18, reservations 704-455-8542, www.NCCAST.com
This & That
Rowan Public Library hosts exhibition — Through Oct. 31: Exhibit of influential Rowan County artist and art teacher, Carrie McCanless Hammer (1874-1957) and her students. 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8232.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, Huntersville — Weekends through Nov. 6, open by appointment during the week – call for details. Admission ages 13+ $10, youth ages 5-12 $7. Children 4 and under free. www.ruralhill.net/ AmazingMaizeMaze.asp
Artist signs books, order ahead — 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2: Waterworks exhibiting artist Michele Wood will sign copies of her new book, “I Lay My Stitches Down,” contact Waterworks 704-636-1882 or marketing@waterworks. org to reserve a copy in advance, book will not be available to the public until January, 2012.
Big Band Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5: Big Band Dance featuring The Hi-Liters, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Fundraisers
Gold Hill Alzheimer’s Walk — Saturday, Oct. 29, registration begins 9 a.m., walk begins 10 a.m., Stamp Mill Café, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, contact Sandy Hickman, 423-967-4716, goldhillpreservaionsociety@gmail.com, www.alz.org
Faithful Friends second Holiday Bazaar — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5: arts/crafts vendors, pet related vendors, door prizes, holiday raffle. bake sale. $1 adult admission, children free. F&M Trolley Barn, Downtown Salisbury. 336-782-6197, FFVolunteerChair@yahoo. com
NAACP Harvest Banquet Scholarship Fund-raiser — Nov. 4, Holiday Inn, to support local branch of NAACPand provide scholarship assistance to local high school students. Yolanda Woods, 704-636-8461.The FootLoose Project — 6-8 p.m., Nov. 6: The theme of shoes as done by local artists on exhibit with silent auction for the artwork benefits Alzheimer’s Association Walk For The Cure. Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, Klumac Road. Through Nov. 10.704-603-2770.
Night Life
Benchwarmers. 113 E. Fisher St. — 7-10 p.m. every Friday: Handful of Dave. 704-639-0604.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St., — Live music Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays starting at 8:30 p.m. 704-638-9647.
Fat Jack’s, 120 Military Ave., — Friday, Oct. 28: 8 p.m.-until, Karaoke with Mark Tomei • Saturday, Oct. 29: 8 p.m.-until, Halloween party with Full Circle Band, costume contest. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Friday, Oct. 28: Deejay Clyde Waller. Saturday, Oct. 29: Halloween party with Divided by Four. Wednesday, Nov. 2: Jim Quick and Coastline. Dinner Wednesday-Saturday , lunch Sunday, Monday night football 7 p.m. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 p.m. tonight, Oct. 27: Karaoke performance by Jeff Myers. Bike Night 6-9 p.m. every Monday; Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday; karaoke 7-close every Friday-Saturday. 704-642-0050.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Oct. 29: Lauren Light Band, $5 cover • 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: Special autographing session featuring “The ‘Wettest & Wickedest’ Town: An Illustrated Guide to the Legends & Ghosts of Salisbury, North Carolina,” by Caren C. Lilly-Bowyer • 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: Halloween party with Bob Paolina; everyone who comes in costume will be entered into a drawing for prizes, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday, Oct. 29: Hip Hop night with Caldupon Ministry and Ace Starrz. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. 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. www.HistoricGoldHill.com . 704-267-9439, 704-279-5674.
Classes
Draw or Paint the Figure — Work from a live model each Wednesday 1-4 p.m., $5 hr, no instruction. Rail Walk Studio & Gallery, 409 N Lee St. Contact Rachel Lee, hare369@live.com
Ladies Night Out! Women and Wine Series — 6:30–9 p.m., Nov. 1 and 15: relaxed, no-stress classes, learn the basics of watercolor/pastel painting, go home with your own “masterpiece.” Art materials and wine provided. Nov. 1: “Watercolors and White Wine,” Nov.15: “Pastels and Hearty, Spicy Reds.” Phyllis Steimel instructs. Tuition $50 per session, (members $35. Register at 704-636-1882. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org
Classical Method of Oils Painting with Patt — Beginner or intermediate ongoing classes Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. at the studio of Patt Legg. One-on-one teaching methods of the Old Masters. $40 per 2 hour session, pay as you go. 704.232.6000, www.PattLeggFineArtStudio.com
Creative painting workshops — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ongoing series, beginning to intermediate, traditional oil painting. $200 for eight sessions; ask about scholarships and sliding scales. Registration/materials 704-245-6456. Instructor James E. Taylor, Contemporary Realism Studio, 211 S. Main St.
Card Making Class at the Y — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA hosts classes every other Thursday evening, 6-8 p.m. $10, all supplies included. Call Terri Dockins 704-636-0111. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Watercolor classes at LGAC — Instructor Cathy Benfield Matthews, no experience needed; 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; reserve space at salisburyartists@ gmail.com . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS, www.salisburyartists. com
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 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.
Singles
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28: White elephant sale with Rachael Mowry as auctioneer. Bring your collectibles, buy others’ collectibles. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish. Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Auditions
Piedmont Players’ auditions for ‘It Runs in the Family’ — 7 p.m., Nov. 1-2, a farce by Ray Cooney, third floor rehearsal hall of the Meroney Theater, cold readings from the script. Show dates Dec.8-17. 213 S Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Call for talent
Veterans’ Choice talent show — Now taking applications for youth and adult acts in the following categories: voice, instrumental, dance, drama and other. Acts should be no more than three minutes in length. Applications must be received by Nov. 9. Contact 704-638-9000 ext3575 or ext4160 or ext4167. Sponsored by W.G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC Recreational Therapy and Community Living Center. Show date 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, building 6 social room.
Glory of Christmas concert — Salisbury Ecumenical Choir announces rehearsals for the annual concert, all rehearsals held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St. •Wednesday rehearsals: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7 •Thursdays: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8 •Sundays: 5-6 p.m. Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4 •Dress rehearsal: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon •Concert: Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m. 704-633-3221, 704-433-3887, Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, director.
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.
Speakers and forums
Dr. Sharon D. Raynor speaks at WVAC — 7 p,m., Tuesday, Nov. 1: In partnership with Rowan Public Library, oral history project “Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans,” addendum to the exhibition “Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam.” Free. 123 E. Liberty St.t, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Home and garden
Garden Club discussion group — 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: How to put you Garden to Bed for the Winter; refreshments. Free, RSVP to reserve spot. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033, www.carolinalily.com
Art
Local artist showcase — 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29: Artists in an open showcase with music, light refreshments • Charles Barber (East Spencer), Art Reflecting Personal Harmony with Psalm 91:11 • Dennis Mial (Salisbury), Unique Observations of the Colors of Nature • Tamiko Patterson (Charlotte), Paintings with Unique Creativity for the Eclectic World in which We Live • Del Perry (Mocksville), The Perfect Marriage of Poetry and Photography with a Twist. A LittleSumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 W. Innes St., 704-245-6461, www.alittlesumthinsumthin.com
2011 annual RCCC student Autumn exhibition — Public reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m., free. Exhibition dates: Nov. 4-19, at Rail Walk Gallery,Rail Walk Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. –5 p.m.
Cauble Creek 2011 Artist Invitational — Nov. 4-20, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 1-6 p.m.; Reception Sunday, Nov. 6, 3-6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds during the final week will go The Landtrust of Central North Carolina. Cauble Creek Vineyard, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Free talk and demo at The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Group exhibition “Handle with Care,” glass art paired with paintings and photographs, plus annual Shop Seagrove show on display through Dec. 21. Three artists will present free Gallery Talks and Demonstrations, Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. 704-920-ARTS, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Art for the Soul exhibition by residents of Abundant Living Adult Day Services. Featured artwork includes photography, collages, sculptures, and paintings. Through Nov. 12 • “Imprints” features three exhibitions through Nov. 19: “Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam,” Vietnam veteran Thomas L. Floyd’s lithographs and paintings in his work “Principles and Reality,” woodblock prints from Mona Wu • Free admission, donations appreciated. Gallery hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Trips
Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte — Nov. 11, $25 includes ticket and transportation, depart 9 a.m. from J F Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. 704 -636-0111, Barbara Franklin.
Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, S.C. — November 15-17: includes hotel, 2 shows at Palace Theater, Ripley’s Museum, meals, deluxe motorcoach transportation. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Parks
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — Off NC Hwy 150 approximately 10 miles west of Salisbury.Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill — 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Gold Hill Rail Trail — 704-267-9439.
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road — 704-216-7803.
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock —Tweetsie.com, 877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874)
Museums
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 704-636-0103.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —704-633-5946.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — 704-279-5783.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — 704-934-2320, www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 12 miles southeast of Concord — 704-721-4653, reed@ncdcr. gov
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — Circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — www.historicrose dale.com
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — 704-372-6261, www.discoveryplace.org
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.orgCharlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — www.charlottenaturemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — www.towncreek. nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — 336-721-7300,www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — www.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — 919-807-7900, ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh —919-733-7450, www.naturalsciences.org .
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — 336-723-9111, childrensmuseumofws.org
Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — 336-288-3769, www.natsci. org
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — 336-574-2898, www.gcmuseum.com
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