Loved-themed improv show set for Friday at Looking Glass

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2013


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 at the door or make reservations at 704-798-7768. Looking Glass Artists Center’s black box theater, 405 N. Lee St.,

Music & more

FirstARTS: A Grand Night for Singing — 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15: Featuring the Fellows from the Fletcher Opera Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Free. First United Methodist Church, 217 S Church St. 704-636-3121.
Keith Plott live — 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, Southern gospel artist, Community Baptist Church, 18 Carolina St., 704-636-0984.
RCCA presents the Giannini Brass — 3 p.m., Sunday, March 3: Pops and Patriotic Favorites hosted by Rowan County Concert Association, Keppel Auditorium on Catawba campus; tickets $20 adults, 704-633-1474, Salisbury Belk, Rowan Visitors Bureau, Literary Bookpost, Keppel box office one hour prior to show.,
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 on the series: Jacob Hahn, 336-456-4017,
Bon Jovi at Time Warner Cable Arena — Wednesday, March 5, Charlotte. Tickets start at $19.50. 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,,
Eric Clapton with The Wallflowers in Raleigh — Wednesday, April 3, PNC Arena (formerly RBC Center). Tickets start at $45,, 800-745-3000.
Crosby, Stills & Nash at Ovens Auditorium — Sunday, May 19, tickets start at $49, available at 800-745-3000, . 2700 E. Independence Blvd.,


Final three performances of PPT’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ — 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14-16, adults $15, seniors /students $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — Feb. 15-16, 22-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17, 24 at 2:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
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. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Night of January 16th’ — by Ayn Rand, directed by Jonathan Ewart. Performance dates 8 p.m., March 14-16. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘Judgement at Nuremberg’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, March 17: This reading is rated PG. Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405,
Squonk’s Mayhem and Majesty at The Davis Theatre — 8 p.m., Friday, March 1, $49: Live music, dance, film, whimsical props in an unforgettable show that pushes the boundaries of musical athleticism and visual,, 704-920-2753. The Davis Theatre , 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord. For more information, call 704-920-2753 or visit

This & That

Local author holds two book signings — Local Troop 448 Scout leader Gheorghe Teodorovici: “Journey To Freedom,” about his family’s survival in communist Romania • Saturday, Feb. 16 at Literary Bookpost, 110 S Main St., 704-630-9788 • Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bible Book Store, 314 S Main St., 704-636-5901.
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.
Showcase Of Woodcarvings 2013 — 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Feb 16-17: Charlotte Woodcarvers Club’s 30th annual Showcase. Demonstrations, carving Competitions, seminars, vendors. Free admission to the public, family friendly, free parking. 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Rod Gatlin, 704-529-1748,,
Concord Library events — • 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18: An Evening with Warren C. Coleman: Local actor and historian John W. Price assumes the role of Coleman, businessman, philanthropist, founder of first textile mill owned and operated by black Americans. Free. 704-920-2054 • 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19: Teen Book Club discusses “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. Register at 704-920-2053 • 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23: “The Mildred Florence Stevenson Harvey Collection: Chronicling a Life of Groundbreaking First and Faithful Service,” ribbon cutting ceremony in the History Room, 704-920-2061 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Civil War Show — 5-8 p.m., Friday, March 1 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 2: Civil War guns, buttons, buckles, swords, bullets, shells, books, coins, documents, buy-sell-trade. Holiday Inn Jake Alexander Blvd. Adults $5, under 12 free. 704-463-5439.
Roadshow style antiques appraisal fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday, March 15-16: Antiques dealer Michael Hansen will look at visitors’ items, offer advice/information on heirlooms, yard sale bargains, attic finds, toys. Cost: $5. Held at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,


Gospel Plowboys entertain at charity event — 8-10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16: Dairy Queen on West Innes St., to aid the family of terminal cancer victim. Music is from 11 a.m.-noon.
Second annual Game and Card Party — 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20: Salisbury Rowan Newcomers Club hosts various games including Mexican Train, Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Bridge, other card games. Those wanting to play Bridge should make up their foursome and bring cards.Proceeds benefit Food for Thought. Tickets $10 and must be purchased in advance at 704-209-6280.
Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association Convention Center — 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23: Building fundraiser featuring the art of Paulette Rice-Mangham; 50+ pieces of original art work including arcylic paintings, metal sculptures. Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association Convention Center, 308 Boundary St., East Spencer. $5 admission at the door or in advance at 704- 636-2096 or 704-636-7506. Light refreshments served.
Benefit concert for Cystic Fibrosis featuring Three Bridges — 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23: Three Bridges in Concert with Scottssing performing a skit to one of their songs. Door prizes. Advance tickets $10 (age 13 and under free with adult) at Country Christian Books of Granite Quarry, Christian Supply of Kannapolis, Yard Stuff of Rockwell, Me and Mommy Consignment of Concord. Held at East Rowan High School Auditorium. 704-239-6134 and


Inaugural Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, planned for last Saturday each month. Free for patrons and participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, Organized by Modern Film Fest, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus.

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-11:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15: Divided By Four • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16: TBA • 704-797-0093,
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, Facebook.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647,
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman. 704-639-2600,
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 9 p.m. until, Friday, Feb. 15: Annual Valentine’s party with Carolina Reign Band • 8 p.m. until, Saturday, Feb. 16: Open jukebox. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 9 p.m. until, Saturday Feb. 16: Valentine’s party with The Wayward Reason Band • 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday, Feb. 16: Downpour and Redemption. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — Billiards, streaming country music videos, sports channels in HD, karaoke and live mike nights, deejays, upstairs game room. $5 annual membership. 704-762-999,
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Mondays • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays • Karaoke 7 p.m. until Fridays-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
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.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays: guitarist, singer, songwriter Marty DeJarnette. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, Feb. 15: David Childers and The Overmountain Men, Caleb Caudle, gogoPilot • Saturday, Feb. 16: Cicada Rhythm. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday, Feb. 15: Asleep In The Weeds • Saturday, Feb. 16: The Part Time Blues Band. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — • Friday, Feb. 15: Delbert McClinton; opener: Too Slim and The Taildraggers. 704-358-9298,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Saturday, Feb. 16: Big Mammas House of Burlesque. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,


Chrismon classes, all new designs — • Beginner, Thursday, Feb. 28: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Intermediate, Friday, March 1: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • New Beginner Saturday, March 2: 9:30-11:30 a.m • Beginner, Saturday, March 2: 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Advanced: Saturday, March 2: 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,
Deadline today for hand made card making class — 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16: Complete six handmade cards in one two-hour workshop, all supplies provided, $16 includes Museum tour. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,
Four session cooking class — 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays in March: Fundamentals, Soups-stews-stocks, Techniques, Planning and presentation. $65/four sessions led by chef Matt Trexler. Sponsored by and held at Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-639-0084.
Stained glass classes — 6-8 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 18-March 25 (no class March 18). Lessons on using the copper foil method, by glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, owner of Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Pre-registration required, class size limited to eight. Tuition $125. Park at rear of building. 704-796-2260,
Registration nears for vocal and instrumental workshop for Hospice — 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, March 2: Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County offering “Songs of Peace and Joy: Music in Hospice Care,” open to the public, covers science, philosophies, ethics, practicum of live music at the bedside. McKinnon Hospice Center, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis,. Deadline for Register by Friday, Feb. 22, credit: 5 contact hours. $25 registration. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Kathleen Blackwell-Plank, 704-935-9434,
Beginning and intermediate weaving instruction — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, for more information.
History course on Salisbury and Rowan County — Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. through May 9. Teachers may earn continuing education credits. $30. Class meets at various historic locations; call for details, 704-636-0103.
Classes and workshops at Waterworks — Register online or 704-636-1882, see for full class descriptions and prices • Open Figure Drawing, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. • Perfecting Your Darkroom Skills, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. • Composition, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. • Two pastel workshops. “Landscapes,” Saturday, March 2; “Animals,” Saturday, March 23 • Faberge Egg Magic, Saturday, March 16 • 123 E. Liberty St.,
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, 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.
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.


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


See ‘Casablanca’ for free tomorrow night — Pfeiffer University’s film appreciation series features “Casablanca,” free monthly Friday evening film and discussion series by Pfeiffer Pfilm Society, in Pfeiffer University Theater, Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, 6-9 p.m., no reservation required. 704-463-3432.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films • Friday, Feb. 22, 9 p.m., after Art Walk. “Eyeborgs.” An action thriller set in the near future filmed in the Winston-Salem area. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787,,


Updaway Productions holds auditions for ‘The Verdict: The Beginning or End?’ — 5-8:45 p.m., Monday Feb. 18: Actors and actresses needed for stage production, also stage crew, make up artist, prop manager, wardrobe manager. Held at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., Stanback Auditorium. Leroy F. Bennett, 704-245-3614,,

Call for film makers

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

Call for performers

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, planned for last Saturday each month. Free for patrons and participants. Needed: local musicians, dancers, sculptores, painters, artists, street performers, jugglers, any kind of cultural artist; also vendors. Register with Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, Organized by Modern Film Fest, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus.

Call for photographers

Deadline approaches: 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 available from chairpersons Bill and Celeste Ward, 704-633-7919.

Call for musicians

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis. See Call for performers for full details.
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Call for artists

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, See Call for performers for full details.

Call for history

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. Call 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.


Journey Stories in conjunction with the NC Transportation Museum exhibit — • 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16: Ret. Piedmont Airlines and US Air Capt. Bill Wilkerson’s Own Journey Story: In 1974, Capt. Wilkerson became only the third minority pilot hired by Piedmont Airlines. His story of growing up in a segregated society, yet going on to become a commercial pilot, with the lives of hundreds of passengers in his hands, is an inspiring tale. The story of Wilkerson’s 32-year career with Piedmont and U.S. Airways can serve as an inspiration to all. Free, in the Wagon’s Wheels & Wings exhibit area • 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer,
Junior doll collector information meeting — 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28: For girls ages 7-12 interested in starting, joining a doll collecting club. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,
2013 Frontiers in Nutrition seminar series — 7-8:30 p.m., free, open to the public. Limited seating, registration required. Tuesdays through Feb. 26. Meeting Room of David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, 201 N. Main St., Kannapolis • Feb. 19, Deborah Tate, Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, “Managing your weight, what really works?” • Feb. 26, Brian Bennett, Ph.D., UNC NRI, “Your Parents and Your Diet: How Genetics and Diet Relate to Cardiovascular Risk” • Uunable to attend? Join the webcast at; register online at


Artist Paulette Rice-Mangham — 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23: Rice-Mangham art show featuring 50+ pieces of original art work including arcylic paintings, metal sculptures. At Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association Convention Center, 308 Boundary St., East Spencer. Light refreshements. $5 admission at the door or in advance at 704- 636-2096 or 704-636-7506; funds to assist with completion of Guiding Light Convention Center.
Looking Glass Art Center, 405 N. Lee St. — Extended through Feb 27: “Through the Wall,” exhibition of handmade paper pulp paintings and encaustic wax art by Karen Frazer. Showing a series of work dealing with ancestral and cosmic subjects. The artist will give a talk about her work and a demo of encaustic wax painting and printmaking. Anyone attending will be able to participate and make a print. Friday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m., free and open to the public.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — “East/West: New Works in Cut Paper by Ingrid Erickson” including large scale works in cut paper, mixed media, tyvek as well as folding screens and scrolls. Through March 2. In Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Visual Places: Evolving from Nature,” Feb. 16-May 11: Four artists reflect on the intersection of architecture and nature through the use of form, texture, surfaces. Opening reception Friday, Feb. 22: 5 p.m. informal gallery talks with artists, followed by 6-8 p.m. reception. Light refreshments, free and open to the public • “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” in the Young People’s Gallery: rotating display of artwork featuring the works of nearly 800 students representing Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, home-schooled students. Receptions to honor the students, families, art specialists, school administrators held 5-6:30 p.m during each exhibition. Schedule: Independent and Home Schools, Feb. 16-March 6, reception Feb. 28 — ElementarySchools, March 11-27, reception March 21 — Middle Schools, March 30 -April 17, reception April 11 — High Schools, April 20-May 11, reception May 2 • 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,
The Galleries, 65 Union Street S., Concord — Something Old, Something New Exhibition through March 7: A group invitational exhibition exploring how artists use the old – recycled materials, memories, stories – to create something new. Free, 704-920-2787,
SECCA — Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904,
Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte and Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte — 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.
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,


YMCA sponsored trips — • 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@ • Alaska Trip: interest meeting soon. Call Barbara Franklin 704-636-0111

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 “9-5.” Contact Barbara Thornton, Mocksville, 336-753-6230.
Travel West with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — Trains and Canyons of the Southwest, April 12-20, 2013 • Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise, Sept. 3-15, 2013 • California New Year’s Getaway featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014 • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.