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Arts and Entertainment Briefs Sept. 6-12

Downtown Salisbury hosts Kids’ Night Out Friday from 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. The many kids’ activities include face painting, inflatables, Wacky Doo the Clown, trolley rides, downtown ghost walk at 8 p.m., drumming on easy street at 7:30 p.m., Hay You the Clown, live music by The Fabulous Kays, classic cars on N. Main St., the Symphony’s Musical Petting Zoo, United Way campaign kick-off, soap box derby, the BB&T sunset ruN 5K and RRMC’s Kids’ Fun Run, as well as the Three Billy Goats Gruff puppet show at the LGAC’s black box theater starting at 5:30 p.m. Most downtown shops will stay open late.New open mic nightEach Tuesday, beginning Sept. 11, Cooper’s (122 E. Fisher St.) will host an acoustic open mic night from 9:30-midnight. Come share your talents with other musicians and a friendly crowd.Hall of Fame Induction ceremony ticketsThe NC Music Hall of Fame’s most exclusive event of the year, the 2012 Induction Ceremony, is Oct. 11, when the new inductees are honored and inducted.
The 2012 inductees are Tori Amos (alternative rock), Lou Donaldson (jazz saxophonist), Stonewall Jackson (country), Nantucket (hard rock), J.E. Mainer (bluegrass), Jodeci (R&B/new jack swing), Fred Foster (founder of Monument Records) and Shirley Reeves and Doris Jackson of the Shirelles.
The event will be held at Gibson Mill, Vintage Motor Club Events and Conference Center, 325 McGill Ave., Concord. Tickets are $80 for an evening that includes a cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m., dinner, and entertainment by inductees. To reserve seats, get lodging or other information call 704-934-2320.Remembrance of 9/11CHINA GROVE – The Price of Freedom Museum in the Old Patterson School building will host its annual Remembrance of 9/11 event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8.
In keeping with this year’s theme of “Memories of Yesteryear,” visitors are invited to bring restored farm equipment and vehicles to display on the grounds. Local groups will be playing gospel and bluegrass music, and the backyard barbecue will be sponsored by the We Care Ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Call Bob Mault for details. The museum’s regular hours are Sundays from 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. It is an American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services and admission is free, and is located at the intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.usPop ‘n Jazz ‘n silent auctionThe annual Pop ‘n Jazz Concert and Silent Auction presented by the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society is on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Looking Glass Artist Center’s black box theater. In addition to auction items and drinks available, there will be a showcase of local vocal talent. It is a free concert, but donations are welcome to support Rowan County’s 100+ year-old choir in their biggest fundraiser of the year.’I Hate Hamlet’CONCORD – Old Courthouse Theatre’s latest in the Living Room Reading Series is the comedy “I Hate Hamlet” by Paul Rudnick, on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.
Andrew seems to have it all: celebrity, acclaim, a rich, beautiful girlfriend, a devoted agent, the perfect New York apartment and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. Hilarity ensues as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.
Admission is free. This reading is rated PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St NW, 704 788-2405, wwww.oldcourthousetheatre.orgOutreach and a movieSTATESVILLE – The Iredell Choral Society and Horizon Church co-host a community outreach day and movie night on the church grounds, 316 Signal Hill Drive, on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. This family oriented event includes a car wash, live music by local bands, dance presentations, face painting, bingo, food and craft vendors and more, until 4 p.m. At 5 p.m.is a screening of the musical starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, “Joyful Noise” (PG-13).
The public is invited and admission is free, however there is a charge for some games and activities and the movie. For details, visit www.iredellchoralsociety.webs.com or www.horizonchurch.netCharlotte history museumCHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Museum of History will be open for a one-time special public program on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 5-9 p.m. Admission to the museum will be free, with a $5 admission fee for a special tour of the historic Hezekiah Alexander house (free for museum members). Costumed docents at An Historic Evening at the Alexanders’ will give guests a peek into the lives of the Alexander family after the sun went down. Learn about evening meals, activities, and entertaining in colonial times. Sunset is anticipated around 7:30 p.m, and visitors are encouraged to bring their flashlights.
In May the museum temporarily suspended public operations in order to restructure its programs and plans. The historic grounds are still available Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with a cell phone tour of the site. The museum is located at 3500 Shamrock Drive, 704-568-1774, nfo@charlottemuseum.org, www.charlottemuseum.orgFree film at Film FestCONCORD – The next film in the Modern Film Fest at the Davis series is Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m., after the Art Walk. “Wild Target” is a drama about a hitman whose attempt to retire may be thwarted by a beautiful thief, and features Rupert Grint, Emily Blount and Bill Nighy.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis is the series that brings free screenings of independent films to the Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S in Concord’s historic courthouse, 65 Union St. S, 704-920-2787. For more information, call 704-920-2787 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.modernfilmfest.comSalisbury Swing BandMIDLAND – Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, the Salisbury Swing Band will help Rocky River Vineyards celebrate their fifth anniversary. Rocky River is located at 11685 Reed Mine Road. The band is under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, and features vocalist Lonnie Carpenter. www.salisburyswingband.com

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