Arts and Entertainment Briefs Oct. 11

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig in Munich. On Oct. 20, Salisbury will be celebrating its first Oktoberfest event at the F&M Trolley Barn.
Attendees will be greeted by Herr and Frau Robinson dressed in authentic German costume. Pitchers of Oktoberfest beer, which is brewed according to German standards in effect since 1516, define the four ingredients allowed in the brewing of beer: barley, hops, malt and yeast. Beer runners in German costume will serve pitchers of this beer to the tables.
A German buffet, catered by Chartwells, will be served from 6:30-8 p.m. It will include bier brats with kraut, puff pastry with beef, German dumplings, red cabbage, German potato salad, rye bread, black forest cake and German apple cake.
The event will also feature traditional folk music. The Gootman Sauerkraut Band will provide the music, waltzes and polka, horn playing yodeling, tuned alpine bells and the singing saw.
The evening will also include raffles and a silent auction. Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor’s Bureau, Literary Bookpost, Pottery 101, Salisbury Wines Shop, the Salisbury Symphony office and select Guild members. Tickets are $50. Visit us at www.salisburysymphony
Night Out Friday
In conjunction with OctoberTour, Downtown Salisbury is sponsoring a Night Out event this Friday Oct. 12, from 5-9 p.m., Stores will be open late, and there is live music.
Ghost woalks
The Salisbury Ghost Walk will be hosting ghost walks each Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. through the month of October, including Halloween night. Cost is only $10 for adults, $5 for students. Meet at the Old Post Office building in downtown Salisbury and walks last about an hour and a half. For advance reservations email or call John at 704 798-3102 for questions.
Four Oaks Festival
MOCKSVILLE – This Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. is the Four Oaks Festival with crafts, holiday gifts, kids activities and live entertainment. The music at Junkers’ Outdoor Theater starts at noon and plays until 6 p.m. Hear Tony Montieth, the April Waller Band, Legend, Don Story and the Fried Pies. Then from 7-8:30 p.m., the Four Oaks Downtown Concert features Jamie Carroll
For more info visit or call 336-909-2263.
Book signing
Tamela Rich will speak and sign copies of her book, “Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons from Friends Who Faced Cancer,” on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Literary Bookpost as part of the Reading Between the Wines Book Club.There will be door prizes, refreshments and take aways. This is a free event, and purchase is not neccessary. Contact Tara Van Geons for more information at or 980-622-6381.
411 program wraps up
CONCORD – Dubbed “411” to represent four districts, one book, and one community, this event involving Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties, will culminate in The Final Event and Challenge, to be held at Cabarrus Arena, 4751 Hwy 49 N this Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event involves an obstacle course with climbing wall, mud pit, big trikes, and a 30-ft. long slip-and-slide. There will be a bouncy-house, survival training sessions, and face-painting. This event is free and all ages are welcome. Registration for the obstacle course begin at 10 am. Bring a change of clothes and a towel and stay for “The Hunger Games” movie on the big screen.
Traditional American music
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Folk Society presents extraordinary musicians celebrating the roots of traditional American music with old-time master musicians Riley Baugus and Kirk Sutphin on Oct. 12. Anyone who has seen the academy award-winning movie “Cold Mountain” has heard Riley Baugus’ authentic mountain-style a cappella singing and seen his handmade period banjos featured in the film. The concert is free. The Great Aunt Stella Center is located at 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte,
Mask making demonstration
Looking Glass Artists Center will be open this Friday from 5-9 p.m. during OctoberTour Night Out. Featured artist will be James E. “Parkie” Parker, who will be demonstrating how he makes masks out of plastic milk jugs.
Parkie’s wearable art – hats, handbags, scarves, and now, masks, are featured regularly and for sale in the LGAC lobby.
In the gallery at LGAC there will be a continuing exhibit of photography and poetry by Delphine Perry.
Car show at Looking Glass
On Saturday, Oct. 13, visit the classic car show at the corner of North Lee and East Kerr Streets in the heart of Salisbury’s Railwalk Arts District. There will also be a food vendor, deejay, and lots of art. Admission to the event is free. Cars start rolling in at noon. Judging will be at 3 p.m. To register a vehicle, contact Registration fee is $15 in advance, $20 onsite. Trophies will be awarded. Proceeds benefit Looking Glass Artists Center.
Center for Faith & The Arts event
The Center for Faith & the Arts’ upcoming art exhibition, MASKS: Four Steps into Art-making, is a Wake-Up Leonardo exhibition on “finding and fruitful and complete peace within the madness of our art-making, with Arba Knapp, Earl Stone and James E. Taylor. The opening reception and gallery talk is tomorrow, Oct. 12 from 2-6 p.m. in the Leonardo Galleries at Center for Faith and the Arts, rear lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 207 West Harrison St. The exhibit runs through Nov. 8. Call 704-647-0999 or visit
In conjunction with the exhibit, James E. Taylor will instruct art students in drawing and painting creatively. The workshop is for all ages and will be held from 9 a.m.-noon this Saturday, Oct. 13. The cost is $20 and advance registration is required. Email for more information. To register, call Center for Faith & the Arts at 704-647-0999 or
Printmaking demonstration
Exhibiting artist David Faber will hold a lecture and hands-on demonstration next Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on plaster-cast intaglio printmaking which involves inking an etched intaglio plate and pouring wet plaster over the plate. As the plaster hardens, the details of the etched images and ink colors are accentuated in the cast, giving the print an element of sculpture. Faber is an art professor and master printmaker at Wake Forest University, one of only a few artists working in plaster-cast printmaking. Register online at or call 704-636-1882. Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members, students free with ID. 123 E. Liberty St., downtown.
In conjuction with the lecture, Faber will hold a viscosity printmaking workshop at Waterworks on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Register online at or call 704-636-1882. Cost for the workshop is $10.
Haunted trolley tour
SPENCER – The Spencer Haunted Trolley Tour begins on Oct. 12, and runs on Fridays and Saturdays through the month. It will feature history and ghostly tales of the town, including Spencer Shops. The trolley meets at the Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St. at 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended, $12 for adults and $8 for students. Call 704-762-9359 or email
In addition, on Oct. 31, the Salisbury Wine Shop will offer Hallowine, wine and craft beer tasting at the Doll and Toy Museum after the Trolley ride. The cost is $25 per person and proceeds will benefit the museum. Reservations are required.The LGAC fifth annual art and fine craft holiday show is scheduled for Dec. 8-9. Arts and fine crafts must be handmade; no kits. A vendor information and commitment form is available at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., or 704-633-ARTS, or
Space is limited and payment is required to reserve space. If you have questions, call Sarah at 704-633-2787.
Wellness event
This Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the soccer practice fields at Catawba, Partners in Learning hosts a children’s wellness event which includes a Special Olympics Young Athletes Event from 10 am-noon. There will also be classroon activities , hay rides , interactive cooking demonstrations, zumba and yoga sessions for families. There will also be a Native American dance-off, trike races and a family prediction walk/fun run . Info is at 704-638-9020 or
Marching band competition
For the seventh consecutive year, area high school marching bands will converge on the Catawba College campus for a competition. The Catawba Pride Marching Band Classic, formerly the Lord Salisbury Marching Band Classic, begins at 1 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 13 in Catawba’s Shuford Stadium. Students who are members of one of the competing bands have an opportunity to enter a Catawba Pride Scholarship contest. Winners will be announced Oct. 13 during the final awards ceremony.
All bands will compete in a preliminary competition, beginning at 1 p.m. with the top scoring bands moving on to the finals at 7 p.m. In addition to the high school bands, the Northern Guilford Middle School Marching Band will offer an exhibition field performance and the Catawba Pride Marching Band will present its own exhibition field performance.