Roundabout: What's happening

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Music & more
A Night of Jazz and Swing — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20: The Brubakers and Salisbury Swing Band featuring Lonnie Carpenter. Tickets $20, under 18 $5. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College Campus. Proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. No reserved seating. Info 704-798-2821.
B.B. King with Damon Fowler at Knight Theater — 7:30 p.m., tonight, Jan. 12 and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Tickets start at $59.50, Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org,
Annual Young Talent Showcase at Charlotte Folk Society — 7:30 p.m., Jan. 13: Annual Young Talent Showcase highlights impressive talents of young musicians. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., uptown Charlotte.
Travis Trittat Knight Theater — 8 p.m., Friday Jan. 20: Special solo acoustic performance. Tickets start at $34.50, Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org,
North Carolina Symphony’s musical tour of Argentina — 8 p.m., Jan. 26-28: Concert showcasing “Tango Nuevo” •Memorial Hall, UNCChapel Hill Thursday, Jan. 26•Meymandi Concert Hall, downtown Raleigh, Friday-Saturday, Jan. 27-28•ncsymphony. org/
North Carolina Symphony performs Chopin, Tchaikovsky — William Henry Curry, resident conductor; John Noel, piano. 8 p.m. •Thursday, Feb. 2: Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, Sanford•Friday, Feb. 3: Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, Henderson•Saturday, Feb. 4: Kenan Auditorium, UNC-Wilmington, Wilmington•
The Moody Blues come to the Blumenthal — March 26: Tickets start at $49.50. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts. org,
Merle Haggard comes to Greensboro — Saturday, April 14, tickets start at $37.50. War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro. 800-745-3000,,
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center lineup — • Vietnamese concert, Friday, Jan. 27: variety show of Vietnamese pop singers, country singers, power ballad singers, comedians; free• Chippendales, Saturday, Feb. 11• Sara Evans, Saturday, Feb. 25• Diana RossSaturday , March 3• The Moody Blues, Friday, March 30. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.
‘Colin Quinn: Long Story Short’ at Knight Theater — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, tickets begin at $44.50. Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org,
Paula Poundstone at Knight Theater — 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, tickets begin at $24.50. Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix. org,
Blowing Rock’s 14th Winterfest — Jan. 26-29, bonfires, toasted marshmallows, Polar Plunge, ice carvings, snowman building competition, all set in NC’s Prettiest Small Town. Full schedule of events at 877-750-4636,
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15: Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405,
‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Davis Theatre, Concord — 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, tickets $49. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., downtown Concord, 7704-920-2753,
Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ — Feb. 9-12 and 15-18, tickets go on sale Feb. 6. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ — 8 p.m., February 9, 10, 11; 17, 18; 24, 25, 2:30 p.m., February 12, 19, 26. $15/$12/$10. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
‘The Color Purple’ at Ovens Auditorium — 8 p.m., January 20-21, presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts. Tickets start at $34.50, 800-745-3000, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.,,
Loretta Swit in ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ — 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., 704-372-1000 or box office in the Belk Theater lobby, 130 N. Tryon St.
‘Mary’s Wedding’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 7:30 p.m., Jan. 12–22: World War I interferes with Mary and Charlie’s relationship. Tickets $10. Burning Coal Theatre Company, Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, 919-538-1742,
Carolina Actors Studio Theater presents ‘Jack Goes Boating’ — Through Feb. 11: Date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal, the prevailing grace of the human spirit. NODA@28 St., 2424 North Davidson, Charlotte, NC 28205. Reservations, 704-455-8542.
‘Oil City Symphony’ at Festival Stage of Winston-Salem — Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Hanesbrands Theatre, downtown Winston-Salem. Also Visiting Playwright Series discussion, 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27; pre-show talks with cast members, artistic staff at 1:15 p.m. before Sunday matinées; post-show talkbacks following 8 p.m. performances. Tickets $10-$37 at
This & That
Chinese New Year celebration — 1- 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, Cox Mill High School, 1355 Cox Mill Road, Concord. Cabarrus Chinese American Association, founded by scientists at Kannapolis NC Research Campus, host festival with performers, music, crafts, food. Online tickets $8 adults, $5 childrenage six-12, under six free. DOS tickets $10 for adults. Proceeds benefit CCAA’s Chinese Language and Art School.
Planetarium Show – ‘A Tour of the Stars’ — 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21: The starry night sky of winter rarely disappoints – what are the visible constellations and bright stars of the season and how do you locate them? Current month star maps will be provided. 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.
Yoga Day USA means free yoga all day — Jan. 21 at Artemesia Artworks & Yoga Studio•8-9:30 a.m., Om Shanti Yoga, gentle, peaceful class•9:45-11 a.m., Golf Body-Yoga Mind, improving flexibility/breathing to improve golf game, bring a club•11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Yoga for Awakening the Creative Spirit, bring your •5-6:30 p.m., Sunset Yoga, practice the art of human being not doing•Bring canned food for RHM. Artworks and Yoga Studio, 323 W. Harrison St., 704-637-7193, www.artemesiayoga. com
Internationally acclaimed artist’s work to exhibit at UNCC — Jan. 19-March 15: Artist/architect Ann von Gwinner’s site-specific video installation “Betwixt and Between” at Center City gallery projects out onto Ninth Street and also into the lobby.
Great Books Discussion Group — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10: Discussing Karl Marx’s Alienated Labour. Concord Library auditorium. Register at 704-920-2054, 27 Union St., N., Concord,
“The Original” model railroad show and sale — Jan. 28-29: 15th annual Cape Fear Model Railroad Society’s event, $5 adults, $3 children, 5 and under free. American Legion Post 10, 702 Pine Grove Drive, Wilmington.
Concord teen book club — 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, discussing “City of Ember ” by Jeanne DuPrau. Register at 704-920-2053, Concord Library teen area, 27 Union St., N.
Art Sale from the RJ Reynolds Collection — Feb. 10-12. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Sale of hundreds of pieces of artwork to benefit local arts organizations and artists. Not an auction. $5 entry fee, held at Mountcastle Forum and Reynolds Place in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem. 336-747-1412,
Rowan Helping Ministries musicl fundraiser — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20: A Night of Jazz and Swing with The Brubakers and Salisbury Swing Band featuring Lonnie Carpenter. Tickets $20, under 18 $5. Keppel Auditorium. Proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. No reserved seating. Info 704-798-2821.
Night Life
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 nights: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. Saturday nights: Open juke box nite, come play your favorite songs. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — Saturday, Jan 14: Rockin Horse. Monday night football, Wednesday-Saturday. 704-633-0251, www.theboatandskiclub. com
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’, 117 West Innes St. — 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14: special listening party 35 and older, preview of music soon to be released by various artists. $7 cover, $5 members. Twitter,
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Jan. 12:karoke performance by Mark Shue. Bike Night 6-9 p.m. Mondays; Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; karaoke 7-close Friday-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
Spencer Buffet, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 6 p.m., Wednesdays: karaoke. 704-633-1200.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9-midnight, Friday, Jan. 13: Shana Blake & Pivotal soul, r&b/soul/funk/ blues, $5 cover • 9:30-midnight, Saturday, Jan. 14: Justin Dionne and Duggan Murphy, no cover. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine. com
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — Saturday, Jan. 14: live music with Shotgun. Sunday-Monday, football; Wednesday, World Tavern Poker; Thursday, 8-ball tournament and deejay/karaoke with Cherokee; Friday, free jam session with Monkey Wrench.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday Jan. 14: Open mic night. 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,, Facebook at Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Tab Benoit at The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. — Wednesday, Jan. 18, doors 8 p.m./music 9 p.m., $18 advance/$22 DOS. CarolinaTix, or 1-800-594-TIXX or 704-372-1000,
Today: card making class at the Y — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA hosts classes every other Thursday evening, next class Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. $10, all supplies included. Call Terri Dockins 704-636-0111. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Creative Art Experiences for ages 5-18 — Art Lessons for children in your home, after school, evenings, weekends with Ingrid A. Erickson, K-12 Certified Art Educator and Artist. Lessons include papier mache animals, mask making, watercolor painting basics, observational and gesture drawing, printmaking, handmade paper and bookmaking, collage, clay, weaving, your requests. $15/hour, $10 each additional child. 413-884-4499 for appointment. Studio at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. Email: with questions. Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
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,
Annual Rowan County history course — Weekly, February-May, sponsored by Rowan Museum and Historic Salisbury Foundation. Course on local history taught by various speakers at various locations. 704- 636-0103 to sign up, $35.
“Discovering Your Inner Wisdom Thru SoulCollage[0xae]” workshop — 1-4:30 p.m., Feb. 4: A simple process of cutting and pasting images from magazines helps participants create cards to help access inner wisdom, $45, Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., basement of Haven Lutheran Church.
PPT Youth Winter Workshops — • Jan. 14: Stage makeup workshop for students who enjoy doing stage makeup • Jan. 21: Light design workshop for students who enjoy working backstage. For times, fees, registration Piedmont Players Theatre, 704-633-5471 or
Register for winter classes at Waterworks — Artists’ talks/demonstrations: 7-8:30 p.m., four Tuesdays beginning Jan. 17, tuition $15/session or 4/$50 • My Career as an Illustrator – Walter Stanford. Discussion and demonstration of working with pastels • Why Impressionism? – Phyllis Steimel. Thoughts from an artist who studies the principles of Impressionism and Fauvism • Post-Impressionism – Don Moore. They set the stage for the major art movements of the 20th Century • Within the Wood – Rick Sorensen. Demonstration of the art of wood sculpture ••• Studio classes: •Life Drawing, instructors Robert Toth, Phyllis Steimel, Robert Crum, Don Moore, eight Tuesday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 14, $200 ($160 members), includes model •Beginning/Intermediate Pottery, instructor Beth Wright, six Tuesday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 14, $180 ($150 members) •Beginning/Intermediate Painting, instructor Phyllis Steimel, six Thursday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 16, $150 ($120 members) •Perfecting Your Darkroom Skills, instructor Wayne Wrights, six Thursday evenings 6:30-9 beginning Feb. 16, $180 ($150 members) •704-636-1882, 123 E. Liberty St.,
Zumba fitness — •6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury in old YMCA gym on Fulton St. •6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church in Salisbury •6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Christ United Methodist Church, Hwy 150, for details.
Community weight loss challenge — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 20: ten-week program of classes, lose weight and have chance to win money or prizes, $35. To pre-register call 704-638-0165.
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.PattLegg. 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.
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 . Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-ARTS,
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.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Zodiac Club — Second and fourth Fridays. Doors 7 p.m., band 8 p.m. Free soft drinks, water; snacks welcome. $12 guests, $10 members, join for $20 with free admission on the night you join. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte, 704-752-8824,,
NC Rowan County Anime Group to show film — 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18: animé classic Robot Carnival.” Rowan Public Library, Fisher 201 W. Fisher St.,
‘Miss Representation’ screening — 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21: Documentary exploring, challenging media’s limited, disparaging portrayals of women, girls; hosted by the American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch; followed by panel discussion. $10. Black Box Theatre, 405 N. Lee St. 919-923-6416,,
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Titanic: The Musical’ — 7-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday, Feb. 5-6: Come with prepared song, be ready to move, also reading from the script. Performance dates April-May 13. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405,
Burning Coal Theatre Company’s ‘Across the Holy Tell’ — 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, for a staged reading of June Guralnick’s Across the Holy Tell, directed by Jonathan McCarter. Email for audition slot and a copy of ‘sides.’ Bring two copies of picture resume. Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh.
Call for vendors
Art May-Ham 2012 — Randolph Arts Guild accepting applications to sell handmade fine arts and crafts items, May 5, downtown Asheboro. Deadline Wednesday, Feb. 29. 336-629-0399,,
Call for writers
Deadline Monday for Rose Post competition — Encouraging the creation of lasting nonfiction work outside the realm of conventional journalism with relevance to North Carolinians. Coordinated by creative writing program at the UNC-W, includes traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles, interviews, place/ history pieces, culture criticism. First-, second-, third-place receives cash. Submissions postmarked by Monday, Jan. 16 to: North Carolina Writers’ Network, Attn: Rose Post Competition, PO Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. Checks payable to NC Writers’ Network. See for complete guidelines.
Writers open mic — 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13: A reading at the Third Branch Café, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville. Presented by the NC Writers Network and the Yadkin Arts Council. Pre-registration to
Call for photographers
Carolina Artists Photo Expo 2012 — Exclusive showing/competitive judging of photographs by amateur and professional photographers, ages 18 and up, March 21-23 2012, Salisbury Civic Center. Cash prizes, ribbons awarded. Deadline March 7, 2012. Information/ entry guidelines at Questions?
Call for musicians
Deadline nears for songwriting contest — Waterworks Visual Arts Center hosts songwriting competition in conjunction with Art of Faiths exhibition. Texts for the songs are Poems of American Slavery found in “I Lay My Stitches Down” by Cynthia Grady, illustrated by exhibiting artist Michele Wood. Songs may be for vocal solo, duets, choral, etc. Must be original, not an arrangement of a currently published work. Copies of texts available at Waterworks. If chosen, you must provide performer for your original work. Winners presented at Feb. reception. Deadline Jan. 18, 2012. First $300; second $200; third $100. Prizes based on quality of works submitted. 704-636-1882. Mail entries to Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Music Competition, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury NC 28144.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band — Acepting new members through February for spring season beginning Jan 12. Rehearsals 7-8:45 p.m. Thursdays, family life center of Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2299 N. Main St., Kannapolis. Needed: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, percussion. Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508.
Southern Piedmont Singers — Rehearsals resume 2 p.m., Jan. 15, Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis, for May concert to feature choral standards, new choral works, summer concert of Broadway and jazz favorites. New members also be accepted Jan. 22 and 29, simply show up at rehearsal. Damien Evans 704-224-7148, southernpiedmontsingers, spsingers
Bluegrass musicians — Bluegrass jam open to all, Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Call for artists
Red Show and Art Auction fundraiser — Rail Walk Studios & Gallery seeks donations of art for upcoming Red Show/Art Auction fundraiser Feb. 2-March 31. Proceeds go to The Red Cross. Donations of any categories of art accepted with red theme or the color red playing a key part. No framed work. Works on paper, matted or not matted will be accepted. Canvases wired for hanging. Works must be original and not to exceed 24″X24″X24″. Donating artist will receive free entry ticket to auction. Donations accepted through Feb. 1 at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. email,
Deadline Saturday for Fiber Art show — Green Goat Gallery and TranqWool Knitting Provisions are 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.
Deadline tomorrow for Caldwell County 2013 gallery exhibit — Caldwell Arts Council accepting portfolios with resumes, artist statements, biographies from artists or art groups interested in exhibiting in 2013 at Arts Council Gallery. Juried review open to artists, art groups in all mediums. Submission guidelines at, “For and About Artists” then “Portfolio Submission Guidelines.” Deadline Jan. 13, 2012. Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, NC, 828-754-2486.
N.C. Museum of Art seeks art — Request for proposals for original works to be considered for inclusion in “Art of the Auction,” a silent and live auction event Saturday, April 14. Proceeds benefit Museum programs. Must be original and recent works of art created by the artist submitting the entry and not to exceed 32 x 32 x 32,” selected for inclusion based upon aesthetic considerations of NC Museum of Art’s collecting principles. All categories of art accepted. Submission details, Request for Proposal at Deadline Jan. 31.
‘Art About Women’ call for artists — Annual exhibition/competition open to visual artists in all media, featuring works about women and women’s issues, to benefit First Step program for victims of domestic violence of the Family Guidance Center, 29 Second St. NW, Hickory. Intake Jan. 19-21, exhibition Feb. 2-March 10, opening reception Feb. 2. Prizes total $600.,
Speakers and forums
Rich Brenner speaks on ‘Liberty, Security and the Opportunity to achieve your Dreams’ — 6 p.m., Tues. Jan. 17: News anchor for 21 years at Fox 8 Sports speaks at Rowan Tea Party Patriots meeting, BlueBay Seafood Restaurant, 2050 Statesville Blvd,
Civil War author at Catawba College Community Forum — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17: Noted historian David Goldfield. Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall, campus of Catawba College. Admission is free.
Waterworks gallery talk onRobert Doares — 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 and 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24: Exhibiting artist Robert Doares’ (posthumously) series “Immanuel, God with Us: The Life of Christ in Art” highlighted by Rev. Dale Steele, LightShine Ministries, which arranged to bring the 54-piece series to NC. RSVP 704-636-1882. Free. Exhibition on view through Feb. 11. 123 E. Liberty St.,
Home and garden
Orchid Spectacular at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden — Annual showcase of orchids Jan. 20-March 18: guests “join” a 19th century orchid expedition. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490,
Lee exhibit at Tastebuds, 106 N. Main St. — Exhibit of architecture by Woodleaf artist Rachel Lee through February. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 704-245-4134 or Facebook.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Robert Doares’ series “Immanuel, God with Us: The Life of Christ in Art,” part of “Art of Faiths, Religions of the World” along with Artist Invitational through Feb. 11: Multi-year program exploring diversity of faiths. Also artists Ed Byers, Michele Wood: Christianity. Upcoming years to feature the art of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism • Ten regional artists exhibit mixed media work in the ninth annual Artist Invitational: Lisa Durbin, Ric Erkes, Sharon Hamilton, Mary Linn Norvell, Cara Reische, Kirsten Reynolds, Ron Slack, Mark Stephenson, Matthew Thomason, Wayne Wrights • Free admission, donations appreciated. 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,
Green Goat Gallery hosts opening, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Family Ties, exhibit featuring paintings by father and daughter artists Dennis Mial, Tamiko LaSharma Patterson. 704-639-0606, . Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 704-639-0606.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “Petals and Wings: Works in Cut Paper” by Ingrid Erickson, through Jan. 28. Rail Walk gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or whenever the green open flag is flying. 413-884-4499,
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — “Threads of Identity: Contemporary Maya Textiles,” peoples of Guatemala and southeastern Mexico renowned for time-honored tradition of magnificent attire. $10 adults, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000.
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — Jun Kaneko: In the Round, through April 29. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Domestic Bliss: Art at Home in Britain and America, 1780-1840”in the West Bedroom Gallery through May 20. Admission to this exhibition as well as “Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum,” on view through Dec. 31, is included in price of admission. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse. org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — Collecting North Carolina Pottery for 75 Years: Through January 28. 336-873-8430,
Travel to Italy with the Salisbury Symphony — Aug. 31-Sep. 12: to celebrate Director David Hagy’s 25th season as he teaches Wake Forest University students in Venice. $5,890 includes $500 tax-deductible donation to the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society. Deadline for reservations Feb. 29. 704-637-4314,
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — 704-216-7800.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 704-216-7783.
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill — 704-267-9439,
Gold Hill Rail Trail — 704-267-9439.
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road — 704-216-7803.
N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — See for train ride schedule and admission information with and without train rides. 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN,
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — 7 p.m., Feb. 25: New Orleans style Mardi Gras party, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, music by Mother Blues (formerly of New Orleans). $30 per person, reservations: 704-633-5946, 704-633-5946.
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — Closed for the winter months. 704-633-5946.
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry —Closed for winter months. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum, costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students. 704-636-0103.
Historic Rockwell Museum, 102 E. Main St. — Sundays 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. 704-279-5783.
Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads, 704-857-7474,
China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sundays. Special tours call 704-433-3912.
NC Music Hall of Fame Museum, 109 West A Street, Kannapolis — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina. In the renovated old Kannapolis Jailhouse Building. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, admission free. 704-934-2320,
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — 19th century living history interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Free. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Reed Gold Mine historic site, 12 miles southeast of Concord — Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., admission free. 704-721-4653,
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville — The only North Carolina Historic Site associated with the French and Indian War (1754-1763). 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs. org
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 28: Tinpenny Whistle Workshop: the basics of how to play a tinpenny whistle, participants receive whistle and fingering chart. Ages 8-13 years. $25, limited to 10 participants. Registration: or 704-875-2312, ext. 305. 704-875-2312,
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — Civil War National Register Federal house circa 1815. www.historicrose
Discovery Place, Charlotte, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, — Extended hours for Mummies of the World exhibition. Advance tickets recommended. 704-372-6261,
Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road — 704-372-6261, discoveryplaceKIDS.orgCharlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte — Upcoming event: Chicken Day – Calling All Cluckers, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, crafts, puppet shows, storytelling. Free with museum admission. Full schedule at 704-372-6261,
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte — January 28: Opening of Civil War Exhibit: Liberty on the Border. Travel through a timeline, stopping at educational stations along the way. 704-568-1774,
Town Creek Indian Mound, southern Montgomery County — Interprets the history of the American Indians who once lived here. Town Creek Mound Road, approx. five miles east of Mt. Gilead, between NC 73 and NC 731.
Old Salem, Winston-Salem — Faithfully preserved buildings, costumed interpreters, craftsmen, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), award-winning historical garden and horticultural programs. Call for prices. 336-721-7300,
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — •A loan of ten works of Rodin • Rembrandt in America • Reflections: Portraits by Beverly McIver • “Presence/Absence” • John James Audubon’s Birds of America • Free general admission.
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh — ID: entity, self: perception + reality. Exhibition through Feb. 13. $5 general admission. 919-513-0946,
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — At the Speed of a Girl, Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting, through July 29. Across from the State Capitol. 919-807-7900, or Facebook
Genghis Khan at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — Special exhibit – Genghis Khan, through Jan. 16. Largest collection ever assembled of the treasures of the Empire of Genghis Khan. Call for prices. 919-733-7450,
NC Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — Through Jan. 15: Wonderland Express, special holiday exhibit featuring indoor railway, immersive, handcrafted naturalistic environment where model trains whistle through a Carolina winter landscape. Call for prices. Train and ornithopter rides small add’l cost. 919-220-5429,
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 21 or March 17: Princess Tea Party, registration required, $18 nonmember child (1 adult free, includes museum admission). 336-723-9111,
See Bertha at the Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive — 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14: Wish Burmese Python Bertha a happy 19th birthday and watch her 2 p.m. feeding. Includes kids’ activities. Free with general admission. 336-288-3769,
Greensboro Children’s Museum, 220 N. Church St. — Curious George through Jan. 22. Call for prices. 336-574-2898,
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