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Christmas
40th annual Cleveland Christmas parade — 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, sponsored by The Cleveland Lions Club, forming at West Rowan YMCA.
Breakfast with Santa — 8-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10: Breakfast, Santa workshops, story time with Santa, crafts, puzzles, games and letters to Santa. $6 kids 12 and under, $8 adults. Sponsored by Holiday Caravan, at the Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road. Info and tickets 704-636-5335, santa@holidaycaravanparade.com
Operation Bluegrass Christmas — Friday Dec. 9 at E.H. Montgomery General Store Gold Hill, Bluegrass music 6-10 p.m., admission this night is a donation at the door or wrapped gift for Christmas Families. Children’s ages: Boys 7, 4, 2 months, girls 18 months, 2 years. www.HistoricGoldHill.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Historic-Gold-Hill-North-Carolina/163269537038650, 704-267-9439.
Concert Choir celebrates 35 years — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9: Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by full 25-member chamber orchestra, conducted by Dean Orbison, St. John’s Lutheran Church. Free, donations accepted. 704-433-8015, 336-918-2111.
Catawba College Department of Music’s 24th Service of Lessons and Carols tonight — Dec. 1: Prelude of Christmas music 6:30 p.m., Service of Lessons and Carols 7 p.m., Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Shuttles beginning at 5:30 p.m. from Robertson College-Community Center, Ketner Hall and Shuford Stadium parking lots. Free, tickets required, limited to four tickets per individual, 704-637-4396.
Salisbury Symphony Christmas Tour of Southern classics — noon–6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3•1-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4: Salisbury’s Symphony Guild’s Tour of Southern Classics in Millbridge, Mt. Ulla and historic Salisbury. Snacks and beverages, music, entertainment, craftspeople at work, tour favors, door prizes. $15 per person, reserve at the Visitors’ Bureau 704-638-3100 or Paypal@www.salisburysymphony.org or day of tour.
Kannapolis Christmas Parade of Lights —6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. Starts at intersection of Dale Earnhardt Boulevard and Main St.
Karl Hales narrates ‘Christmas Traditions’ — 7 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 12-13: “Christmas Traditions: The Stories and Music of Christmas,” with vocalists Leslie Dunkin, McClain Miles, Neal Wilkinson and pianist Susan Trivette. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Admission is one canned item for Rowan Helping Ministries.
‘Laser Holidays’ family planetarium show — 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17: Favorite holiday music and laser light images including “Sleigh Ride,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Frosty the Snowman,” more. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Adults $3, 12 and under $2. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — Holiday weekend tours, 704-636-0103
Downtown Salisbury Christmas —•The Arc Festival of Trees, Friday, Dec. 2, 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-8: p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m., F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St., proceeds support The Arc, 704-637-1521 •Gallery talk by Ed Byers and Dale Steele, book signing by Michele Woods, opening reception Friday, Dec. 2, 4-8 p.m., Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882 •Santa, the Grinch and antique fire trucks, Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., board at Okey Dokey & Co., 126 E. Innes St., first come basis, last boarding at 1 p.m., refreshments served •Camp Christmas Child Care, Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., F&M Trolley Barn, leave children ages 5-12 attended with arts, crafts, entertainment, lunch snacks, reservations suggested, Laura Potter, Rowan County Youth Services Bureau, 704-633-5636, ext. 104•New Year’s Eve at the Bell Tower, Saturday, Dec. 31, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Bell Tower Park, S. Jackson and W. Innes, live music, cookies, hot cider, cocoa, win your chance to be the first to ring the bells•Downtown Salisbury, Inc., 704-637-7814.
Make Christmas art at ‘Santa’s Workshop’ — Paint pictures for presents and cards with Santa’s help, ages 8 and up. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays Dec. 3 and 10; $30, Santa provides materials. Santa’s Workshop /Gallery Studio, 211 S. Main next to Meroney. James E. Taylor (artist and Santa) 704-245-6456, jimjet1944@gmail.com
Fridays@First schedule — Dec. 2: Dr. Matthew Manwarren, concert pianist •Dec. 9: Dr. David Kirby, clarinetist and Matthew Michael Brown, pianist•Dec. 9: Dr. David Kirby, clarinetist and Matthew Michael Brown, pianist•Dec. 16: Winter Jazz! Holiday music performed by jazz trio. All performances at noon at First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. Free with limited seating. 704-636-3121.
Spencer Christmas — •Spencer Tree Lighting ceremony: 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, Library Park, Entertainers include Adam Bryoles, Central United Methodist Church’s Circus Train, North Hills Christian School’s Black Light Ministry, Caroline Nance, North Rowan Glee Club, Santa, and Steppin’ Out Dance Company • Candlelight Tour of Homes: 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8: Six homes decked out in Christmas finery. Tickets $10 at Debbie Barnhart Jewelers, Spencer Home Supply, Green Goat Gallery, Rowan County Visitor’s Bureau • Candlelight Tour of Churches: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, fourth annual free self-guided tour, trolley rides available, seating limited, meet at Spencer Shops at 5:30. $1 for all riders over the age of 3 • Spencer’s Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest: 6-9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12-Wednesday, Dec. 14: Decorate your home and yard , winners notified the following week. For information about any of these events visit www.spencerhometownholidays.com
Marc Hoffman gives holiday performances — 2-5:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 4, 10, 16, 17: Local pianist and singer plays Christmas jazz and standards at Ballantyne Resort, 10000 Ballantyne Commons, Charlotte. www.marchoffman.com.
Concord Choral Academy — 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3: “The Christmas Choral Festival,” free, features three children’s choirs, Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord. 704-786-7447.
Choir collaboration 100 voices strong — 7 p.m., Dec. 9 and 3 p.m., Dec. 11: Handel’s Messiah by Piedmont Choral Society and sanctuary choirs of Concord’s First Presbyterian Church, Central United Methodist Church. 200 Branchview Drive, Concord, free. 704-699-6053, kayy2000@gmail.com
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society’s ‘The Wonder of Christmas’Concert — 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10: Free community concert followed by a reception. Bring new unwrapped toy to be donated to Rowan County’s Department of Social Services. Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 South Church St.
Community band’s Christmas concert — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2: Tenth annual concert, Christmas favorites plus the tradition of children from the audience ringing sleigh bells during the carol sing-a-long. Emcee WSOC-TV news anchor Tenikka Smith. Admission free, donations accepted. Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, A. L. Brown High School, 415 E. First St. Former members of the band are asked to contact the director to be included in the special recognition. Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband.org.
N.C. Symphony presents Mahler’s Fourth Symphony tonight — 8 p.m., Dec. 1: Aycock Auditorium, UNC-Greensboro •Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3: Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. Grant Llewellyn, music director, Brian Reagin, violin, Christina Pier, soprano. www.ncsymphony.org
N.C. Symphony Holiday Pops concert in Lincolnton — 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6: James W. Warren Citizens Center, Lincolnton •7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7: Statesville Civic Center. Resident conductor William Henry Curry. Tickets $24 at www.ncsymphony.org or toll free 877-627-6724.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville —•Christmas Tea and Craft, 1-3 p.m., Dec. 3: $25 mother/daughter pair, additional daughters $10 each, includes fan, craft materials, tea, snacks. Pre-registration required•Homeschool Christmas/Christmas in WWII, noon-4 p.m., Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Christmas in WWII America, admission includes activities and craft, $6. Ages 4 and under free•Candlelight Christmas, 6-9 p.m., Dec. 10: Walk the plantation house, kitchen, cabin, grounds by candlelight and experience an 1820s Christmas. $7 per person, ages 5 and under free. 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont — Holiday Lights at the Garden through Dec. 31: Half a million lights, Christmas tree created with hundreds of orchids, carriage rides, live entertainment, hot drinks, snacks, custom designed model train display, visits by Santa. Admission $12 adults, $11 seniors 60+, $6 children 4-12. www.DSBG.org.
Jingle Bell Rock Performing live The Fillmore Charlotte, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. 1000 Seabord St., Eddie Money, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, Starship’s Micky Thomas on holiday tour. $29.50, www.livenation.com 704-916-8970.
WBT Holiday on Ice — Through Jan. 8: The area’s only outdoor skating rink, $9, skate rental $3, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Charlotte, www.wbtholidayonice.com
NC Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker — Dec. 9-18: Tickets $25-$79, Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org
Charlotte Symphony presents The Messiah — 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14: Tickets start at $24. Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org
Old Salem Christmas candlelight tours — Dec. 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 22, 23. Tickets on sale now, $20/adult, $15/child, 1-800-441-5305 to reserve a spot.
Winston-Salem Symphony holiday concerts — 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. 39-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Maestri Robert Moody and Matthew Troy, joined by Symphony Chorale with soloists Kathryn Mueller, soprano, and Diana Yodzis, mezzo-soprano. $50 adults, $15 students and anyone under 18, 1-800-441-5305, oldsalem.org
Historic Bethabara Park — 5:30-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3: “Four Christmases for Children,” reenactments of Scots-Irish settlers’ holiday customs, Moravian children’s lovefeast, eighteenth-century games, music, dancing, refreshments. Reservations required, $5 adults, $3 children 5-12. Historic Bethabara Park, Winston-Salem, 336-924-8191, www.BethabaraPark.org
Triad Pride Men’s Chorus — Winter concert “Ever Green” •8 p.m. Dec. 3, Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Drive•8 p.m. Dec. 10, Wait Chapel, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Wake Forest University campus. $10 in advance, $15 DOS, 336-589-6267, www.triadpridemenschorus.org
Mocksville Christmas — •Downtown Mocksville Christmas parade, 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 •Downtown Mocksville horse and buggy rides, 6:30-8 p.m., Saturday Dec. 10 and 17, $7, children 5 and under free•www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
Concord Christmas —• Free Holiday Happenings, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 Union St. S., children participate in gingerbread candy hunt, decorate miniature gingerbread house to take home. Christmas carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides, 704-784-4208, www.concorddowntown.com•Historic Concord Home Tour, Sunday, Dec. 4, 704-788-9076.
Charity League of Lexington Holiday House — Dec. 2-3: 52 year tradition now at the home of Mark and Mimi Elmore, 381 Swans Way. Proceeds benefit programs for Davidson County children. $8, children 12 and under free. charityleaguelexington.com
Winston-Salem Symphony performs Handel’s Messiah — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday- Wednesday, Dec. 13-14, Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem. Tickets starat at $10, 336-464-0145, wssymphony.org
Capitol Tree Lighting — 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8: Annual lighting of the Capitol tree with seasonal music, Raleigh.
E.H. Montgomery General Store Bluegrass Christmas— 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23: bluegrass jam, finger foods, lots of music. Historic Village of Gold Hill. 704-267-9439, 704-279-5674, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — The Annual Old Christmas Celebration at the Old Stone House Saturday, Dec. 31 and Sunday, Jan. 1. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-633-5946.
See also listings under Theater and This & That for more holiday events
Music & more
RCCA hosts ‘An Afternoon with Matthew Weaver’ — 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4: Music of the Appalachians; Weaver along with Trevor McKanzie, Rebecca Jones. $20 adults, students $5. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba campus. 704-633-1474, 704-636-0181, www.rccamusic.com
Jeff Whittington’s Christmas Brand New Opry at theDavis Theater — 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 and 15: Bluegrass variety show, Christmas version. $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts council.org/davis-theatre.
PFLAG Holiday Concert — 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2: Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte and Salisbury-Rowan Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: “Drummer Boy,”also Seventh Son, the small ensemble from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte. Free. Sanctuary of Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St., followed by informal reception with refreshments. 704-213-0181, 704-232-4916.
Preservation Hall Jazz BandCreole Holiday Tour — Music 7-9 p.m., doors open 5 p.m., Dec. 16: mixing their traditional New Orleans jazz with a few holiday songs (www.preservationhall. com). Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. Advance general admission $20, DOS $25. 336-725-1904, www.secca.org
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — •Dwight Yoakam, Friday, Dec. 2• Charley Pride, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012• Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. Tickets www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Comedy
Christmas dinner theater with Rod of God Comedy — 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4: From hilarious comedy to playing the trumpet, comedian/singer/ trumpeter Rod Allison (aka Rod of God Comedy) at The Event Center, 315 Webb Road. Tickets $20, include catered dinner. 704-855-1218, www.theeventcenter.net
Theater
Catawba College presents ‘A Tuna Christmas’ tonight— 10 p.m., Dec. 1 (follows Catawba’s Service of Lessons and Carols), and Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. $10 adults, $8 non-Catawba students and senior citizens. 704-637-4481.
Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘It Runs in the Family’— Dec. 8-17, hilarious farce. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5. Adults $15, students/seniors $12, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.
Davidson Community Players present ‘Retrieving the Lamb’ — Dec. 1-18, for ages 7+, “funny, tense and sweet,” with a touch of Christmas magic. 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704 892-7953, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org
Shakespeare’s Henry V (on Trapeze) at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — Thursdays-Saturdays, Dec. 1–18, tickets $20; $15 students, seniors and active military. In collaboration with the NYC-based Fight or Flight. Contains strong language, recommended for age 16 and above. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-834-4001, www.burningcoal.org
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte presents ‘Jingle Jangle Christmas’ — Dec. 14-23; Musical comedy set in 1944 Christmas Eve. 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte. 704-342-2251 or www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org
This & That
Christmas at Cauble Creek Vineyard — Open late until 8 p.m.•Saturday, Dec. 3: Music by Tina Brown•Saturday, Dec 10: Jingle Hayride and festivities•Saturday, Dec. 17: Holiday music. 700 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury.
Rock laser show ‘Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon’ — 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec, 17: Features favorites from the album including “Money,” “The Great Gig in the Sky,” “Breathe,” “Brain Damage,” “Time,” and others set to full-color, full-dome laser graphic images and designs. Viewer Discretion advised, some songs may contain lyrics and images inappropriate for young children. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Adults $5, 12 and under $3. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, park on Lilly Ave., 704-639-3004.
NC Rowan County Anime Group shows film at Christmas party — Meet 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 for trip to Winston-Salem. Bring food and drinks. “Gasaraki” series to be screened, last meeting of 2011. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/NCRowanCountyanime/
Artist signs books, order ahead — 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2: Waterworks exhibiting artist Michele Wood signs “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.
Fundraisers
Sounds of the Season fundraiser — 5-9 p.m., Dec. 10 on 5th St. in Spencer: face painting, three raffles, choirs from various churches and music groups from area schools, storytelling, Santa Claus, activities for children. Street will be closed in front of Lunch Box., 111 5th St. Proceeds benefit Community in Schools program at North Rowan Elementary.
Salisbury Swing Band — 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13: Salisbury Swing Band in conjunction with radio station Memories 1280 presents a “Christmas Gift To The Community” concert and dance, with Buddy Poole from Memories 1280 live remote. Crystal Lounge at Catawba College, a benefit for Rowan Helping Ministries. Price of admission is non-perishable food for the Rowan Helping Ministries.
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., — 8 p.m. until, every Friday and Saturday night: karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Booking Christmas parties. Monday night football 7 p.m. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub.com
Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ presents Lady Sandy — Doors open 8 p.m., band on stage 9:30, Friday, Dec. 2: Sumthin’ Else house band and vocals of Sandra (Lady Sandy) Brown Blakeney of Kannapolis. Help kick off holiday toy drive, $8 admission with new unwrapped toy; $10 without.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., Dec. 1: Charles Huffman. 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 Shack, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 7-p.m., Thursdays: karaoke. 704-637-0500.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9:30 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Dec. 2: r&b/rock duo Michael Wolf Ingmire and Kyle Phillips, no cover • 9:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3: acoustic Americana with Donna Hughes, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Dec. 3: 3-Legged Dawg. Tuesdays, open mic nite 9 p.m.; Wednesdays World Tavern poker; Thursdays 8-ball tournament, deejay and karaoke with Cherokee; Fridays free jam session with Monkey Wrench. 704-636-2583
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Dec. 3: The Follow Me Tour with Travis Hash. 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 — Friday Night Bluegrass 6-10 p.m., open jam begins at 8 p.m. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill.com, Facebook at Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Classes
PPT Youth Winter Workshops — •Dec. 10: Audition workshop for the upcoming youth production of Honk!• Jan. 14: Stage makeup workshop for students who enjoy doing stage makeup • Jan. 21: Light design workshop for students who enjoy working backstage. For ages, times, fees, registration: Piedmont Players Theatre, 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com
Old Courthouse Youth Theatre workshops —Saturday, Dec. 17. 9-12:30, basic acting for grades 3-7. Cost is $20. Separate audition workshop Jan 7 from 9-11:30 a.m. for those planning to audition for OCT’s “Broadway Babies” musical revue. Ages 10-18, $20. To register for either workshop, email student’s name and age, with parent’s name, to youth@oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Design club seminar — 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3: With Christa Canup. Make a chalkboard painted pot, fill it with an amaryllis for a gift, also cute for baked goods and little gifts. $12. Reserve a spot, space is limited. Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704 639-0033. www.carolinalily.com
Singles
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays, covered dish. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish. Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club — First and third Fridays, doors open 7 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Singles 40 and over. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20 and get in free the first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. Bring your own snacks. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, 704-536-5561.
Singles dance, Oriental Shrine Club — 8 p.m.-midnight, first Friday, Dec. 2. Oriental Shrine Club, 5010 High Point Road, Greensboro. $10 at door. Business casual attire. Deejay Fast Freddie Thompson, 704-636-8348.
Auditions
Piedmont Players ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ — 7 p.m., Dec. 12-13. Show dates Feb. 9-18. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ — 7-8 p.m. registration, Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 5-6. Performance dates Feb. 9-26. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Youth Theatre ‘Broadway Babies’ — 7-9 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 9-10. For ages 10-18, prepare to a sing a verse and the chorus of a Broadway song. No recorded music, accompanist provided.49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Queen City Theatre Company ‘The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told’ — Open auditions by appointment 7-9 p.m., Dec. 5-6, BB&T Room at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Show dates Feb. 2-18. www.queencitytheatre.com
Burning Coal Theatre Company’s ‘Across the Holy Tell’ — 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, for staged reading of June Guralnick’s Across the Holy Tell. Email coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com for audition slot and a copy of ‘sides.’ Bring two copies of picture resume. Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh.
Call for photographers
Carolina Artists Photo Expo 2012 — First-time-ever exclusive showing and competitive judging of photographs by amateur and professional photographers, ages 18 and up, March 21-23 2012, Salisbury Civic Center. Cash prizes, ribbons awarded. Entry guidelines provided soon on the Carolina Artists website, www.thecarolinaartists.org Contact Bill Ward at wardwriters@carolina.rr.com.
Call for artists
Call for fiber artists — Green Goat Gallery and TranqWool Knitting Provisions accepting original work, up to two pieces per artist, for Fiber Art show on Jan. 21. $5 per entry. Pieces will be available for sale during show. Entries accepted through Jan. 14. Green Goat Gallery 704-639-0606 or TranqWool Knitting Provisions 704-431-4527.
Art
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Art students of Rowan Helping Ministries’ “New Tomorrows” outreach program have created Jackson Pollack-style paintings. Through Jan. 7 • Exhibiting artist Michele Wood’s book “I Lay My Stitches Down” available for $14.95. Booksigning on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Stop by Waterworks in advance to purchase; book will not be available to the public until January • 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
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — “Handle with Care,” glass art, paintings, photographs, plus annual Shop Seagrove show. 704-920-ARTS, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Green Goat Gallery hosts opening, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Family Ties, featuring paintings by father and daughter artists Dennis Mial and Tamiko LaSharma Patterson. 704-639-0606, greengoatgallery@bellsouth.net . Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Pottery 101 at 101 S. Main St. — “Mark of the Fire,” by husband and wife potters William Baker and Joy Tanner. On display until Dec. 16. Gallery hours 10 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday. 704-209-1632.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Opening reception for “Petals and Wings: Works in Cut Paper,” 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, new exhibit by Ingrid Erickson through Jan. 28. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or whenever the green open flag is flying. 413-884-4499, ingridaerickson@yahoo.com
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — Celebrating Queen Charlotte’s Coronation. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through Dec. 31. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org
Trips
Bethlehem, Pa., The Christmas City — Dec. 7-9: includes hotel, meals, night tour of city, Moravian church, Moravian museum, shopping. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.
Museums
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Drive an antique steam locomotive. “At the Throttle” Dec. 3, 10, 17, between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sessions $150. Schedule rides at 704-636-2889 ext. 237 or email sara.gettys@nctrans.org. Gift certificates available. 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — 704-633-5946. www.rowanmuseum.org
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Closed for the winter months. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — Open for holiday weekend tours, 704-636-0103
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Closed for the winter except for The Annual Old Christmas Celebration at the Old Stone House Saturday, Dec. 31 and Sunday, Jan. 1. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 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 — 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, — Mummies of the World Exhibition Advance tickets recommended. 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
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — Free. 704-568-1774, www.charlottemuseum.org
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — www.towncreek. nchistoricsites.org
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — 336-721-7300 or www.oldsalem.org
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — A loan of ten works of Rodin from the personal collection of Iris Cantorwww.ncartmuseum.org
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — 919-513-0946, camraleigh.org
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting . 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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