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11-22-12 Time Out Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Downtown holiday Night Out: Nov. 23, 5-9 p.m.: Shops open late, Santa and the Grinch, carriage rides, live Victorian Voices, kids activities.
Santa and the Grinch at the Bell Tower: Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-noon
Santa and the Grinch and antique fire trucks: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Catch the fire truck ride at 126 E. Innes St.
Arc Festival of Trees: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 – Friday 7-9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. F&M Trolley Barn,125 E. Liberty St., 704-637-1521, www.thearcofrowan.org
Victorian Christmas at the Hall House: Dec. 8-23, 1-4 p.m. Regular tours Saturdays and Sundays. Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 South Jackson St., 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org, For details call 800-332-2343 or go to visit.salisburync.com”Art of Faiths – Religions of the World: Diversity and Tolerance” opens at Waterworks Visual Arts Center Nov. 26 and runs through Feb. 9. Through an assemblage of photographs, paintings and mixed media works, seven contemporary artists express their personal relationships to their faiths, including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity.
There will be an opening reception Friday, Nov. 30. Informal gallery talks with the artists begin at 5 p.m., followed by the reception from 6-8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. For more about this exhibit, see Saturday’s Faith section.The Salisbury Ghost Walk is hosting an evening investigation of the Salisbury Wine Shop on Friday, Nov. 30 beginning at 9 p.m. The investigation will feature all three floors of the building with special emphasis on the lower lever which served as a “speak easy” in the 1930s. The evening will conclude with a wine tasting. Cost is $25 for an evening of fun. Reservations required by calling 704-798-3102 or emailing at salisburyghostwalk@yahoo.com. Group size is limited to the first 30 reservations received accompanied with full payment.g Join the Piedmont Players for set construction for the holiday comedy “Inspecting Carol” this Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No experience is required. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., PiedmontPlayers.com, 704-633-5471.
The box office opens for tickets to “Inspecting Carol” on Monday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. at the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Adults are $15, seniors/students $12. Call 704-633-5471 or visit PiedmontPlayers.comThe 2012 Fulton Heights Holiday Home Tour is Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m.
The Fulton Heights Neighborhood Association suggests a $10 donation to see select homes in this historic neighborhood decorated for the holidays.
Homes featured on the tour are g 216 Wiley Ave., 1930s traditional Tudoresque brick g 421 Mitchell Ave., 1925 Craftsman bungalow g 230 Mitchell Ave., 1922 Craftsman four square g 120 Mitchell Ave., 1925 Craftsman style.SPENCER – Terri Correll of the Mooresville Miniatures Club is exhibiting a collection of her hand-made miniatures at the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, on display through the end of the year. The new and original miniatures featured include a child’s room, a fun Cracker Jack design, a royal boudoir, as well as landscapes and holiday themed unique miniatures. The museum is located at 108 Fourth St. In addition, Correll will lead a miniature workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8. For more info call 704-762-9359 or visit SpencerDollAndToyMuseum@gmail.comCONCORD – Old Courthouse Theatre presents “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” on Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 2, 9, 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Atlanta, Georgia, December of 1939, Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season!
OCT is located at 49 Spring St. NW. Call 704-788-2405 or visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org for ticket information.HICKORY – The Lenoir-Rhyne University A Cappella Choir will be joined by the Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus to present this year’s “Christmas at L-R” concert on Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Hickory. Also appearing on the program will be the Lenoir-Rhyne University Brass Ensemble and Handbell Ensemble.
These concerts are free but due to their popularity, those wishing to attend are encouraged to arrive early.
This year’s theme is “Let There Be Light.” The climax to the program will be the candle lighting ceremony, ending with all joining in the favorite carol, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”
WINSTON-SALEM – The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players is presenting “Swingle Bells” two times this year: on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium inside the Old Salem Visitor Center. The concert features vocalist Martha Bassett with the Giannini Brass and the Jazzmas Trio.
Musical selections for Swingle Bells will include “Sleigh Ride,” “Let it Snow,” “The Christmas Song,” “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Tickets for Swingle Bells are $18 for adults and $5 for students and children. For information and tickets, visit www.carolinachambersymphony.orgCONCORD – Old Courthouse Theatre announces auditions for “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman.
Dec. 9 & 10, 7-9 p.m.; registration is 7-8 p.m. Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. Performance dates are Feb. 7-24 24, 2013.
OCT is located at 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.orgLEXINGTON – The Charity League of Lexington is hosting its 53rd Holiday House Nov. 30-Dec.1, featuring a home which survived the Civil War. The home, which was built in 1834 by Dr. William Rainey Holt and is on the Historic Register, is located at 408 S. Main St. in Lexington. It will be open Friday, Nov. 30 from 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the Charity League at 336-239-7960.The J.F. Hurley Family YMCA is sponsoring several trips to see Broadway Shows in Charlotte, but the sign-up deadlines are approaching.
• Feb. 12, 2013: Les Miserables
• March 14, 2013: Wicked
• Sept. 1, 2013: The Lion King
• Travel to Alaska in 2013 – Interested? Call Barbara Franklin at 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.com. Orchestra Seating for all the shows.

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