Mipso — Live Friday at the LGAC black box theater

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mipso at the LGAC Friday — 7:30 p.m, also featuring Laura Thurston. $7 at the door. Looking Glass Artists Center black box theater, 405 N.Lee St., salisburyartists@gmail.com
Elijah Furquan, hip-hop artist and spoken word poet — 8-10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, LGAC black box theater, 405 N. Lee St.
Jazz Vespers with Larry Draughn Trio. 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. • Also 8:30, 9 and 11 a.m. worship services, Sunday, Feb. 10, St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering Concert — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 8: U.S. Scottish fiddling champion/virtuoso Jamie Laval. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow the hour-long concert; visitors may join in or listen. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members offer loaner instruments to those wishing to try their hands at playing. www.folksociety.org
‘The Magic of Music!’ Winston-Salem Symphony Discovery Concert for Kids — 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17: with guest magician Jim Light, Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road. Tickets 336-464-0145 or www.wssymphony.org/
Piano concert continues Catawba Artist Series — 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22: A free program of piano music by Patrick Behringer, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, performing works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev. Information Jacob Hahn, 336-456-4017, jahahn@catawba.edu
Bon Jovi at Time Warner Cable Arena — Wednesday, March 5, Charlotte. Tickets start at $19.50. www.ticketmaster.com 800-745-3000.
‘One Night Of Queen’ at the Knight Theater — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1: Premier Queen tribute band, “One Night Of Queen,” performed by Gary Mullen and The Works. Tickets start at $34.50. 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.Tickets: 704-372-1000, www.carolinatix.org, www.blumenthalarts.org
Eric Clapton with The Wallflowers in Raleigh — Wednesday, April 3, PNC Arena (formerly RBC Center). Tickets start at $45, www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Little Big Town Tornado Tour, March 2 • Celtic Woman, April 26. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Improv returns to Lee Street — 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16: Now Are The Foxes’ love-filled Valentines weekend performance. All shows have possibility to contain adult content, usually rated PG-13. Admission $10, drinks available, no advance reservations. Looking Glass Artists Center’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St., corner of Kerr. info@leestreet.org
Lee Street Theatre’s fifth annual Ten-Minute Original Play Festival — May 15-18, theme: “Hotel 6,” directed by Justin Dionne, Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org

Opening night: PPT’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” — 7:30pm.Thursday, Feb. 7: Complimentary reception on third floor immediately following performance. Adults $15, seniors /students $12. Performance dates: Feb. 7-9 and 13-16 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10 2:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
Catawba College presents ‘References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot’ — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 6-9: Steamy and bold production not appropriate for children. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. $5 adults, $4 non-Catawba students and senior citizens. 704-637-4481, www.catawba.edu/news/category/11.aspx
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — Feb. 7-9, 15-16, 22-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 10, 17, 24 at 2:30 p.m. By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
‘Wicked’ returns — Broadway’s biggest blockbuster returns to Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, March 13-31. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at BlumenthalArts.org or 704-327-1000.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’ — March 7-8 at 7:30 p.m.; March 9 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., March 10 at 2:30 p.m. By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday. Older adults dance, live music, $5 and bring a snack to share.
Kalima Tribal Belly Dancing — 7:30 p.m., Saturday: See belly dancers from around the region, The Looking Glass Artist Center, 507 N. Lee St. Also featuring the live music of Valentine Wolfe out of Charlotte. Details at www.KalimaTribal.com or Facebook.
Showcase Of Woodcarvings 2013 — 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Feb 16-17: Charlotte Woodcarvers Club’s 30th annual Showcase. Demonstrations, competitions, seminars, vendors. Tom Wolfe hosts carving competition both days of the show. Free admission to the public, family friendly, free parking. 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Rod Gatlin, 704-529-1748, Showcase@CharlotteWoodcarvers.com, www.charlottewoodcarvers.com
Concord Library events — • The Great Books Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, discussing Gogol’s “The Overcoat.” Register at 704-920-2054 • Celebrate Chinese New Year 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, children’s program room; welcome the Year of the Snake with books and a craft, 704-920-2058 • Happy Valentine’s Day for ages 2-5: 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, children’s program room; celebrate with books and a craft. 704-920-2058 • “Raising Children with Special Needs,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: speaker Adrienne Ehlert Bashista. Free, open to the public. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings DRAGONS to Charlotte — ThroughSunday: Mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats honoring The Year of the Dragon. www.ticketmaster.com, www.ringling.com, 1-800-745-3000.
Lutheran Home 29th annual quilt show — “SEW? How’s It Going?” Feb. 17 from 2:-5 p.m.; Feb. 18-19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks.

Concert to benefit Family Crisis Council of Rowan County — 7-9 p.m., Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 130 W. Council St., featuring local musicians. Bring items for the battered women’s shelter. Snow and ice date: Saturday, Feb. 9.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday: Bluegrass with Carolina Grass, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday: Americana/folk with Scott Gibson • 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2: Flashback, The Party Band, $3 at the door • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant.com
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman. 704-639-2600, www.ethosdining.com
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 8 p.m. until, Fridays/Saturdays: open jukebox. 704-638-8996.
The Fuel Depot Bar and Grill, 2168 Statesville Blvd. — • Tuesday, Open Mic • Wednesday, World Tavern Poker • Thursday, 8 ball tournament, deejay/ karaoke with Cherokee • Friday jam session with Monkey Wrench (free).
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons. 704-633-0251, www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Saturday, Jan. 26: Elijah’s Rain and Waiting Hill. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Jan. 31: Karaoke performance by Bobby Myers • Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Mondays • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays • Karaoke 7 p.m. until Fridays-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
Spencer Buffet, 1205 N. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 6 p.m., Wednesdays: karaoke. 704-633-1200.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays on the patio, full menu available, nightly specials. 704 636-1918.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday: Humming House, Sick/Sea • Saturday: Carrie Rodriguez, Travers Brothers Aboard the Brothership. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday: The Chemist with DEP3. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Friday: Gaelic Storm main stage concert, dance floor open. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday: The Balsa Gliders • Saturday: Mama’s Love. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com

Stained glass classes — 6-8 p.m., Mondays through Feb. 11: Lessons on using the copper foil method, by glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, owner of Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., 704-796-2260 for details, www.celestialglasworks.com
Beginning and intermediate weaving instruction — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@yahoo.com for more information.
History course on Salisbury and Rowan County — 13-week course, Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7-May 9. Teachers may earn continuing education credits. First class held at Rowan Museum, following classes at various historic locations. $30. Register at 704-636-0103.
Studio classes at Waterworks — Began Jan. 15: register online or 704-636-1882, see www.waterworks.org for full class descriptions and prices • Open Figure Drawing (18+), 7-9 p.m., Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5 • Handbuilding & Wheel Pottery (12+), 6:30-9 p.m., Feb. 5, 12, 19 • Sharpening Your Drawing Skills (12+); 6:30-9 p.m., Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14 • Perfecting Your Darkroom Skills (16+), 6:30-9 p.m., Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2 • Composition (12+); 6:30-9 p.m., Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4.
Learn to shag — Thursday shag dance classes at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge (formerly High Rock Boat and Ski Club), 275 Boat Club Lane • Beginner I & II at 7 p.m. • Intermediate/Advanced at 8 p.m. Note: Beginner I students must preregister • $40 per month, no partner needed.Tobitha Stewart, 704-202-9655, www.carolinashaglessons.com or Diane Harrington, 704-279-6168.
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kalima Tribal Belly Dance Valentine workshops — Beginning 9 a.m., Saturday: “Dark Romance” workshops explore the darker side of love, at The Treehouse, 506 1/2 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Then see dancers from around the region at The Looking Glass Artist Center, 507 N. Lee St., that evening 7:30 p.m. Also features the live music of Valentine Wolfe out of Charlotte. Details at www.KalimaTribal.com or Facebook.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Art Classes with Patt — Adult (16+) art classes by local artist Patt Legg; studio located off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. All classes are ongoing, 2 hrs. in length, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for material costs, what to purchase, to sign up. 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples www.pattlegg.com/
Afternoon card making class at the Y — 1 p.m., Feb. 18. preregister with Louise Klaver 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Learn How to Knit at the Y — 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13. Preregister with Louise Klaver 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Chrismon classes, all new designs — • New Beginner, Saturday, Feb. 2: 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Beginner, Thurs, Jan. 31: 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. / Saturday, Feb. 2: 9:30–11:30 a.m. • Intermediate, Friday, Feb. 1: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Advanced: Saturday, Feb. 2: 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.com

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Old Courthouse Theatre ‘South Pacific’ — 7-9 p.m., Feb. 10-11, show dates April 25-May 12. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, www. oldcourthousetheatre.org

Be a film producer using your mobile phone and enter M4 contest — Details at http://vimeo.com/groups/m4competition. Deadline March 31, 2013. Competition finale at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, Thursday, April 11.

Lutheran Home 29th annual quilt show — Feb. 17-19: “SEW? How’s It Going?” quilts of all types and styles and in all phases of completion welcome, quilts are not judged, but viewed by the general public. Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. General public may show quilts: call Brenda Zimmerman 704-603-2770 by Feb. 11.

The Carolina Artists’ second annual photography exhibition and contest — March 6-8: Photo Expo 2013 at Salisbury Civic Center for professionals and amateur photographers. Deadline for entry Feb. 20. Additional details to follow, or call chairpersons, award winning photographers Bill and Celeste Ward, 704-633-7919.

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band 2013 spring season — Piedmont Prime Time Community Band accepting new members through Feb.7; rehearsals Thursdays 7-8:45 p.m., Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2204 Summit Ave, Kannapolis. 704-425-3508, www.primetimeband.org
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Seeking historic Gold Hill photos —Photo history of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mining District being compiled for publication and release prior to the 25th Founders Day event in 2014. Those having photos and or information encouraged to bring them to Feb. 4 meeting, 7 p.m., Russell-Rufty Memorial Shelter in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park at Gold Hill. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.

Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4: An evening with Corine Canno, “My Life Story: Yesteryears, Present Years and Future Years.” A. L. Brown High School social hall, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Enter on East side of Kannapolis Center for Performing Arts. 704-796-0803.
Journey Stories in conjunction with the NC Transportation Museum exhibit — • 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9: Underground Railroad with Meltonia Loretta Young, M.A.L.S. This presentation is part exhibition, part history, and part decoding of the secrets behind the quilt patches that are synonymous with the Underground Railroad. Free, in the Wagon’s Wheels & Wings exhibit area • 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16: Ret. Piedmont Airlines and US Air Capt. Bill Wilkerson. In 1974, Capt. Wilkerson became only the third minority pilot hired by Piedmont Airlines. The story of Wilkerson’s 32-year career with Piedmont and U.S. Airways. Free, in the Wagon’s Wheels & Wings exhibit area • 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, www.nctrans.org/Events/Journey-Stories.aspx

Davidson County Master Gardeners garden conference — 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Feb. 20, First Lutheran Church, S. Main St., Lexington. Pre-registration required. $25 includes lunch, area speakerson gardening, plants, hummingbirds, more. 336-242-2085.

Last weekend for ‘Through the Wall’ at the Looking Glass Art Center — Showing the work of Karen Frazer through Saturday, in the gallery at Looking Glass, 405 N. Lee St., 704-633-2787, salisburyartists@gmail.com
New exhibit at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Cut paper and mixed media artist Ingrid Erickson’s solo exhibition “East/West,” including large scale works in cut paper, mixed media, tyvek as well as folding screens and scrolls. Through March 2. Opening reception Friday 6-8 p.m., free and open to the public, light refreshments. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499, www.railwalkgallery.com
Artist Don Moore — Showing at Davidson County Community College’s 50th anniversary exhibition “Nostalgia,” seven of Moore’s paintings featured through May 13 • Two Moore works exhibited in Spine Gallery of Wake Forest University • One in the Associated Artists of Winston Salem Show at the Sawtooth Center Jan.-Feb. • Two paintings at Hampton House Galleries, Winston-Salem. Moore is represented locally by Green Goat Gallery in Spencer.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Art of Faiths – Religions of the World: Diversity and Tolerance, through Feb. 9. Seven contemporary artists express their personal relationships to their faiths in photographs, paintings, mixed media • Free admission, donations appreciated. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Something Old, Something New Exhibition through March 7: How artists use the old – recycled materials, memories, stories – to create something new. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Local artist exhibit at SECCA — Frank Selby: Misunderstanding. Curated by Steven Matijcio. Through Feb. 10. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904, www.secca.org
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — 704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — $10 adults, free for members and children 5 and younger. Free on Tuesdays 5-9 p.m. 704-337-2000.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — • “The Armory Show: One Hundred Years Later,” celebrating 100th anniversary of the original groundbreaking New York City show.
The work of American artists like George Bellows, Robert Henri and John Sloan was considered progressive, but the work of European artists like Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin truly shocked exhibition visitors.
Through June 23, features works by Bellows, Henri and Sloan, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, Alfred Maurer, Maurice Prendergast, others. Managing Curator Allison Slaby will present a gallery talk on the date of the Armory Show’s 100th anniversary, Feb. 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. The talk is free with museum admission. reynoldahouse.org. • Masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gilbert Stuart. House, gardens and village feature public garden, dining, shopping,walking trails. 336-758-5150, reynoldahouse.org
The North Carolina Pottery Center, 233 E. Ave., Seagrove — Permanent exhibition: traces NC pottery from pre-historic Native American work through 21st century. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 336-873-8430, www.ncpotterycenter.org
YMCA sponsored trips — • Feb. 9: Ringling Barnum Brothers & Bailey Circus • Feb. 19: Music Hall of Fame/Curb Motorsports Museum • March 1: Southern Spring Home and Garden Show • March 19: Tiger world. •Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. Details: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com • Alaska Trip: interest meeting soon. Call Barbara Franklin 704-636-0111 bfranklin@rowanymca.com
Davie County Senior Services sponsored trip — May 9-11: New Bern, first capitol of NC, inlcudes Tryon Place, Chery Point Marine Station, quaint New Bern downtown, civic theater production of “9 to 5.” Contact Barbara Thornton, Mocksville, 336-753-6230.