Arts and Entertainment Briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lee Street Theatre announces an open call for scripts from residents of North and South Carolina for its fifth annual 10-Minute Play festival. This year’s theme is “Hotel 6.” Thanks to a grant from the Rowan Arts Council, Lee Street will offer playwright development in this year’s program.
Submission Deadline is Dec. 1, 2012. Guidelines for submission are:
1. The play must be a comedy and incorporate into the overall theme of “Hotel 6.”
2. Play must be easy to stage on a small black box stage with limited sets and props.
3. Limited to no more than three characters.
4. Two stapled copies of each script, in proper format, must arrive on or before the deadline to
Lee Street Theatre, Attn: Hotel 6, PO Box 201, Salisbury, NC 28145. No email entries.
5. Limit your entry to 3 scripts, please.
4. The script(s) must not have been previously staged by anyone in any way.
5. Enclose one cover sheet per playwright with contact information (include email address) and the title(s) of the submitted script(s), along with a one-sentence synopsis. To ensure unbiased judging, the playwright’s name must not appear anywhere on the script(s), which will not be returned.
Winning playwrights will be notified (by email) on Jan. 3, 2013. Selected playwrights will be invited to attend a playwriting workshop weekend in February. The workshop focus is on play development and be lead by Denise Stewart, author of “Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales.”
Open auditions will be held April 15-16. Performances dates are May 15-18, 2013 and the directed will be Justin Dionne, Managing Artistic Director of Lee Street Theatre. This year’s festival is sponsored by Grayshores Trading Company.
For details, contact or visit the Hotel 6 page at or www.leestreet.orgLet’s polka! The Polka Dots polka band will help celebrate Salisbury Wine Shop’s third annual Oktoberfest on Friday. There will be German wine and beer, and soft drinks and water available for purchase, as well as food by Cooper’s The Meeting Place. There is no cover charge. Salisbury Wine Shop is located downtown at 106 S. Main St. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, contact 704-636-5151, or visit www.salisburywineshop.comLearn the techniques that made Catniss Everdeen a survivor of the Hunger Games. At Hunger Games 411, expert archers will demonstrate archery equipment and give pointers on technique and safety at a free event to be held Saturday, Sept. 29 beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be information for beginning archers and bowhunters.
The event will be held at the Rowan County Wildlife Association Property, 650 Majolica Road. It is sponsored by Rowan County Wildlife Association, Rowan County Parks and S&S Graham Archery. For details, contact or 704 216-7819, or visit the Hunger Games 411 website for more information on this and other activities in the program.Stanly County Concert Association presents live in concert David Holt, along With Josh Goforth and The Lightning Bolts on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. This is a reciprocal concert for the RCCA. Individual tickets are $20. For a video on David and his music, go to For ticket information, visit The Stanly County Agri-Civic Center is located at Hwy 24-27/Newt Road, Albemarle.Mark your calendars for Oct. 20 – the Salisbury Symphony Guild is bringing Oktoberfest to the F&M Trolley Barn from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Traditional food and dancing accompanied by the Gootman Sauerkraut Band with the gusto and fun flavor of an authentic Bavarian beer hall. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Literary Bookpost, Pottery 101 and The Salty Caper. For more information, contact the Salisbury Symphony office at 704-637-4314 or visit www.salisburysymphony.orgThe band I, For One from Mocksville/Salisbury has been chosen to open at the Greene Street Club in Greensboro. I, For One was selected among a large amount of local bands to open for the Greensboro appearance of Born of Osiris, Norma Jean, The Word Alive, I The Breather, and Crown The Empire, hosted by The Progressive Music Group. This night of music is Monday, Oct. 1 at the Greene Street Club, 113 N Greene St., Greensboro. Doors open 5 p.m., DOS tickets are $18. Advance tickets are $16 and available from band members (336-813-0225), Facebook at Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m., the Rowan Museum will open the exhibit honoring the history of firefighting in Rowan County, entitled “Where’s The Fire?” will reflect the commitment and service of Rowan’s firefighters through the history of all the local departments. Departments participating are: Army Air National Guard, Rowan Fire Marshal Office, Rowan County Emergency Services, East Spencer, Woodleaf, Spencer, Bostian Heights, Mt. Mitchell, Cleveland, Faith, Ellis, South Salisbury, Franklin, Pooletown, Granite Quarry, City of Salisbury, Locke, Union, West Rowan, China Grove, Rockwell City, Rockwell Rural and Richfield/Misenheimer. Items on display are from the turn of the century to the present. Youngsters especially will enjoy the interactive pieces of the exhibit, and guests will be delighted to step on the tailgate of a modern fire truck and also ring firebells.
A reception will be held in the Messinger Room, as well as a service to honor all of Rowan’s past firefighters, at 3 p.m. The exhibit, service and the reception are open to the public. The museum is located at 202 N. Main St. For information or to schedule group tours, call 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.comCONCORD – The Bluegrass Battle of the Bands to benefit Levine’s Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday from 2-6 p.m. at the Walmart at Concord Commons. Ten or more bands will compete for $1,500 in prize money ribbons and trophies. The event will also include autograph signing by the team from the reality TV show Lizard Lick Towing. The first 500 registrants for the autograph signings will have a chance to meet and take photos with Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery’s Ron and Amy.
The bluegrass competition is from 2-6 p.m. under the big top tent. Admission for Saturday’s event is free to the public. Bring a lawn chair.
Competing bands include Common Ground of Concord; Midway Bluegrass of Concord; Sons of the South of Troutman; Dirt Creek Band of Denver; Southern Junction of Concord; Destined Four Glory of Lincolnton; Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder of Max Meadows, Va. More bands to be announced.
Walmart #1027 is located at 150 Concord Commons Place. For Bluegrass information,call 704-267-9439. Vivian Hopkins, organizer for the event, hosts weekly bluegrass music on Friday nights at the E.H. Montgomery General Store in Gold Hill.WINSTON-SALEM – Reynolda House Museum of American Art offers free admission on ‘Smithsonian’ Magazine’s 8th Annual Museum Day, Saturday, Sept. 29, for visitors who present a Smithsonian Museum Day admission ticket.
This is available for download at the Smithsonian’s website, For information on Reynold House, visit or call 336-758-5150.