Arts and Entertainment Briefs Oct. 4

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kannapolis Moose Legion presents “Shindig 2012″ on Saturday, Oct. 6, to benefit the Rowan County Hospice House.
Music by live bands begins at noon, which is also when the cruise-in begins. There will be door prizes for cruise-in participants. Bring cars, motorcycles or whatever you drive, for a $5 buy-in. Votes are $1 each, and all proceeds go to Hospice House. A corn-hole tournament is also planned. There will be barbecue chicken and pork available, as well as hot dogs, chips and drinks (no coolers please).
Guests are invited to bring a chair and enjoy the following bandsgDriving County, noon-2 p.m. gSouthern Breeze, 2:30-4:30 p.m.gSouthern Pride, 5-7 p.m.gSmokey and the Roadhouse, 7:30-9:30 p.m.gWilly Clay and the Old Whiskey River Band, 10 p.m.
The Moose Legion is at 990 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove. Call the lodge at 704-857-6822.”Fall” in love with classical music when the North Carolina Symphony opens the Salisbury Symphony season with “Romance In The Air” on Friday evening, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College.
Maestro Tonu Kalam, born of Estonian parents, has lived in the United States since the age of two. He will lead the North Carolina orchestra in the Love Scene from Berlioz’ Romeo and Juliet, Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Weber’s Overture to Der Freischutz, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.
Ticket information is available at 704-637-4314 or Prices for this concert are $22 for adults, $6 for students, and $4 for children age 8 and younger. Be sure to check out season tickets or Balcony For A Buck options.Liese Sadler, a textile artist at Rail Walk Gallery, joins with her father, photographer Marvin Stasak, in presenting a multi-media collection of art from two generations. This father/daughter exhibit opening at the Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lewe St., is tomorrow, Oct. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The exhibit, entitled “Pics & Pixcels,” incorporates textiles, fiber and mixed media with photographpy.
The exhibit remains at Rail Walk though October, Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The show will be open during the weekend of OctoberTour, Friday Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. In addition, Sadler will be demonstrating wet felting Saturday and Sunday at Rail Walk.
Sadler works in her studio most days during the week and enjoys people visiting to see the work in progress.CONCORD – Touch of Yesterday, a popular annual event, is this weekend at Bost Mill. The public may visit vendors and displays that demonstrate how life was lived during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. See demonstrations of the grist mill, enjoy live entertainment, food and fun, including games for the whole family.
You can also see wood carving champion Ron Knight, along with quilting, blacksmithing, spinning, gold panning, hit-and-miss engines and pumpkin carving. The Studebaker Club will also be on hand.
This year’s event takes place Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 1-5 p.m. Visit for this year’s information. Location: 4701 Hwy 200, 704-782-1600.The Catawba College Singers and the Chamber Singers present their fall concert at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. The Singers, under the direction of Dr. Jim Shepherd, will offer a variety of choral music during the program, including American folk, gospel, classical, traditional, contemporary, and multi-cultural selections. See www.catawba.eduIn conjunction with Center for Faith & the Arts, James E. Taylor will instruct art students in drawing and painting creatively, as inspired by the art on the walls of the exhibition MASKS: Four Steps into Art-Making.
The workshop is for artists of all ages on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. and will last for three hours. The cost, including supplies, is $20 and advance registration is required. Email for more information. To register, contact Center for Faith & the Arts at 704-647-0999 or
Center for Faith & the Arts is located in the rear lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 207 West Harrison St.Saturday, Oct. 6 is Piedmont Players Theatre’s audition workshop for ‘The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.’ It will be held at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., from 9 a.m.-noon, for $40. Only 20 spots are available. To sign up call 704-633-5471 or see PiedmontPlayers.comThis Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., experience Bluegrass in Kannapolis, when national recording artist Rhonda Vincent, seven-time IBMA female Vocalist of the Year, presents a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Gem Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Local bluegrass artist Jeff Whittington will also perform. Prior to the show is an outdoors bluegrass jam downtown near the historic Gem Theater, 111 West First St. Net proceeds will go to Downtown Kannapolis, Inc to benefit revitalization efforts and the NC Music Hall of Fame. Tickets start at $15. Visit www.downtownkannapolis.comThe Pfeiffer Pfilm Society presents the horror film? “The Cabin in the Woods” tomorrow, Oct. 5 from 6-9 p.m. for free, no reservation required. Film and discussion sponsored by the Pfeiffer University Theater, admin building, third floor, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, 704-463-3432,
Next Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., see “The Whisperer in Darkness,” H. P. Lovecraft’s classic tale of alien terror filmed in the style of a 1930s horror film, courtesy of Modern Film Fest at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S , Concord, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.orgN. WILKESBORO – Admission is free in downtown North Wilkesboro this Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the 35th annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival, featuring 350+ arts and crafts vendors, food concessions, four stages with blue grass, country, folk, gospel and Appalachian Heritage music, cloggers, rope skippers and other dancers.
Opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m. at the corner of 10th and Main Streets with Civil War re-enactors, Appalachian heritage exhibitors demonstrating wood carving, chair, soap and apple butter making, quilting, spinning and rug braiding, hit-and-miss engines; tunes from Appalachian dulcimers and lots of local apple growers selling apples, apple cider, and dried apples. Activities for children include a petting zoo, climbing wall, giant inflated slide, and more.
For details, see, or call 336-921-3499.