Giannini Brass will perform pops and patriotic favorites Sunday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 28, 2013

Music & more

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.,
Matthew Weaver at St. John’s — 12:15 p.m. Monday, March 4: part of the Music and Meditation series, 200 W. Innes St., in Downtown Salisbury.
Free concert at RPL — 7 p.m., Thursday, March 7: Darrell Conner and Friends, doors open 6:30 p.m. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., Stanback Auditorium.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Little Big Town Tornado Tour, March 2 • Darius Rucker, March 22 • Blake Shelton, March 23 • Alicia Keys, March 27 • World Series of Poker Circuit Event, April 4-15, open to anyone 21 and over, registration available at the event. No reservations necessary as all registration takes place on site during event dates. or 800-745-3000 • Celtic Woman, April 26 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.


Closing weekend for PPT Youth Theatre’s ‘The Jack Tales’ — Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 2 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471,
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 wizardry., 704-920-2753. The Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord.
Lee Street Theatre presents ‘Love, Loss, & What I Wore’ — 7:30 p.m., March 6-9: A staged reading of Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron’s intimate collection of stories. Directed by Missy Barnes. Looking Glass Artist Center, 405 N Lee St.,,, 704-798-7768 to reserve tickets, or buy at the door. $10.
Bob Paolina in ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’ —8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays through March 23: A serious-minded comedy containing profanity, body slams, head locks, power-bombs, super-kicks and some sweet chin music. Tickets $18-$28 or 704-455-8542. CAST (Carolina Actors Studio Theater), 2424 North Davidson St., Charlotte; 704-455-8542,
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,

This & That

Third annual Rowan Wine Tour – March 1-3: Tour Rowan County’s three award winning wineries, Cauble Creek Vineyard, Morgan Ridge Vineyard, Old Stone Winery. Each winery will feature special events including singer Brooke McBride at Cauble Creek Vineyard on March 2 from 6-9 p.m.There will be a $10 cover charge for the concert. Call 704-633-1137 or email Cauble Creek Vineyard is located in the western part of the county at 700 Cauble Farm Road, off of Highway 150 • Morgan Ridge Vineyard is located near High Rock Lake at 386 John Morgan Road in Gold Hill • Old Stone Winery is located at 6245 US Highway 52 near East Rowan High School.
Open house at Bean & Vine — 6-9 p.m., Saturday, March 2: Tony Montieth with songs from the 80s, coffee, wine, food. 67 Court Sq., Mocksville, 336-753-1230.
Dance to band music at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, March 2: Older adults dance, live music, $5 and bring a snack to share.
Concord Library events — • 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 5: Concord Book Club, discussing “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. Pre-register 704-920-2053 • 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7: Children ages 2-5 celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the children’s program room with stories, shamrock crafts. 704-920-2058 • 2-4 p.m., Saturday, March 9: Teens’ Video Game Day, sharpen gaming skills on the Wii, 704-920-2053
Downtown Mooresville St. Patrick’s Day parade — 3 p.m., Saturday, March 9: A community parade featuring Irish pipe band Ceo na Gael, an Irish wolfhound, Irish step dancers, dance groups and more. Kicks off at Main St. at Iredell Ave.
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.
Annual artisan event at Latta Plantation — Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m./Sunday, March 3 , 1-4 p.m.: Skills and crafts demonstrations, open-hearth cooking, antique tools demonstrations, blacksmithing demonstration, spinning and weaving demos. Free with regular site admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, ages 5 and under free). Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, 704-875-2312,
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,
Easter Egg-stravaganza for kids — 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16: Free for ages 0-12, games, prizes, candy, special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Rain date March 17. Held at 8th Street Ball Park, Spencer. Sponsored by Spencer Jaycees.
‘An Evening with Alton Brown: The Science of Cooking’ — 7:30 p.m., April 20: Celebrity chef and Food Network star Alton Brown live, presented by the NC Science Festival, tickets start at $32.50. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000,,


The first 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.
Inaugural Rowan County MayFest — May 15-19: carnival rides, nightly entertainment, food, craft, vendor displays. Sponsored by the Rowan County Fair Association; at the fairgrounds on Julian Road.


Meals on Wheels BBQ fundraiser — 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12: $8, take out or dine in. Food prepared by College Barbeque, held at First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., for tickets call 704-633-0352, all proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan.
Scrabble Scramble 10 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday April 30: Holiday Inn Salisbury. Buffet dinner, three rounds of team Scrabble, $30 per person, $300 table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council. Call 704-216-8266 by April 25 for reservations.

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-midnight, Friday, March 1: Driftwood, Americana/roots music with rock n roll flair • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2: TBA • 704-797-0093,
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26: Open Mic Night • 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28: Guys night Out & Beer Tasting • 8-11 p.m., Saturday, March 2: Paul Finnican, acoustic Americana, folk, pop, original music, free admission. 704-754-4907, Facebook.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647,
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m. until, Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 8 p.m. until, Friday, March 1: Open jukebox • 8 p.m., Saturday, March 2: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 9 p.m. until, Saturday, March 2: Kry Havok Band • 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 1: Shield Of Salvation, BattleLion • 8 p.m., Saturday, March 2: Solid Ground Boys and Bought By Blood. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m., Saturday March 2: The Chris Marks Band. $5 annual membership, billiards, streaming country music videos, sports channels in HD, karaoke and live mike nights, deejays, upstairs game room. 704-762-999,
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7 p.m., tonight, Feb. 28: Karaoke performance by Donna James • 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. Village of Gold Hill,, Facebook, 704-267-9439.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, March 1: Richard Shindell, Seth Glier, Liz Longley • Saturday, March 2 : Jamie Hoover, Steve Stoeckel. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Saturday, March 2: Leadville Social Club, The Loudermilks. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Friday, March 1: George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic. 704-358-9298,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday, March 1: American Aquarium • Saturday, March 2: Cement Stars. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,


Weekly classes at Salisbury Art Station — • Ongoing weekly classes where instructors share their knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. Limited openings, $25/class, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 5-7; Wednesdays, ages 7 and up, Thursdays, ages 7 and up • Creative Night Out (BYOB) $25-$35: A night out doing something different and fun for adults:, bring your own drinks/snacks. March 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m., “Dancing Tree,” acrylic on canvas • Email, call 704-754-0853.
Guitar class at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 2-3:30 p.m., Mondays starting March 18, six weeks, for 55 and over, $25. Sign up at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center 704-216-7714. Info: Bob 704-636-9395.
Classes at Pottery 101 — • Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon: Students will create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included. Saturday, March 2: Lucky Leprechaun. Saturday, March 9: Easter Bunny Candy Dish. Saturday, March 16: Totem Pole • Adult’s Spring class: Beginning and Intermediate wheel class. $200 plus $10 lab fee. Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m., March 21-May 9. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
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.
Workshops at Carolina Lily — 1375 Kern Carlton Road,$20 each, preregister at 704-639-0033 • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16: Mini-garden workshop, bring your own container, get $10 in mini-merchandise credit • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13: Fairy Garden Workshop for Kidz, make a fairy garden in your-now empty Easter basket, includes $10 credit in fairy garden merchandise. Bring teacup and saucer to make a fairy house •
Stained glass classes — 6-8 p.m., Mondays through 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. Tuition $125. 704-796-2260,
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.
Winter workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Register at 704-636-1882 or • Two pastel workshops. “Landscapes”: Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 12 and up. “Animals”: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 12 and up. Bring a favorite pet photo or create a “creature” that lives in your mind. For these workshops, bring a bag lunch. Instructor, professional artist Walter Stanford • Faberge Egg Magic: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 4-10. Students 5 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Create a glittering Faberge egg. Instructor: professional artist Marina Bare.
Miniature workshop taught by Terri Correll of the Mooresville Miniatures — 10 a.m. –4 p.m., March 2: Create adorable outdoor scene with wooden bench, basket, foamcore background, “patio” base. $20/$15 members, includes museum tour. RSVP by today, Feb. 28 at 704-762-9359 or Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer.
Card making classes at the Y — Come make six cards/$10 • 1 p.m., March 4 • 6-8 p.m.Thursday, March 7. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Chrismon classes, all new designs — • 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,
Learn to shag — Thursday shag dance classes at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge • Beginner I & II at 7 p.m. • Intermediate/Advanced at 8 p.m. • $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.
Art Classes with Patt — Adult art classes by 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.) 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, March 1: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.


Updaway Productions auditions for ‘The Verdict: The Beginning or End?’ — 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Saturday March 2: 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,,
Shakespeare To Go — March 14-15: Auditions for Fall 2013 Shakespeare To Go tour; held at NCShakes’ Spirit Center campus, 807 W. Ward Avenue, High Point. To schedule an audition, call 336-841-2273 or visit

Call for performers

The first 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, sculptors, 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,

Call for musicians

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 parade entries

Downtown Mooresville St. Patrick’s Day parade — 3 p.m., Saturday, March 9: A community parade featuring Irish pipe band Ceo na Gael, an Irish wolfhound, Irish step dancers, dance groups. Those interested in participating e-mail info@downtownmooresville to request guidelines and application.

Call for vendors

The first Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — See Call for performers for details
Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Pans are for 65 competition teams, free entertainment. Interested vendors or sponsors see or call Gary at 704-638-6044.

Call for artists

The first Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — See Call for performers for details
Wayne Henderson Festival annual t-shirt design contest — Deadline March 15 for Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival’s 19th annual event: winner receives $100 and two passes. Questions, rules: or POBox 531, Galax, Va., 24333.

Call for models

Models needed for Life Drawing classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Life Drawing classes are for students 18 through adult, meet 6:30-9 p.m. Sept.-May once a week. Models must be at least 21 years old. All body types welcome, female and male. Experience preferred, not required. Models must be able to hold a pose for at least 20-minute increments, must be comfortable posing nude. Valid ID required. Competitive compensation, professional environment; to ensure the integrity of Waterworks and models, strict protocol of confidentiality and professionalism is followed. Download application at or pick up at the museum. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882.

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

Speakers & forums

Program by WWII Nazi Germany survivor — 7 p.m., Thursday, March 7: Dr. Ortrud (Oddy) Crist, who lived through World War II in Nazi Germany, at the Speakeasy Ale House, 9 Union Street N., Concord. Optional 6:30 p.m. buffet dinner $10. Information or
AAUW lecture series — 6:30–8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14: In “Rowan Women in Leadership Forum and Networking Event,” a panel of prominent female community leaders from government, non-profit, business sectors to speak. Q&A afterward; light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Held at RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., 200 Building, Room 251 A&B. Holly Czuba 919-923-6416,

Home & garden

Edible Landscaping — 5 p.m., Thursday, March 14: Cabarrus County Extension Agent David Goforth on how to turn your yard into a landscape of fruits, vegetables, herbs; top edible varieties, tips on how to produce abundant crops. Free. Concord Library Auditorium. 27 Union St. N., Concord, 704-920-2054,


Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Last weekend for “East/West,” New Works in Cut Paper by Ingrid Erickson. Through March 2 • “5 Woman Show,” March 7-30: Artists Ingrid Erickson, Harriet Hoover, Anna Kenar, Ashley Pierce, Jenn Selby, showing new work including sculpture, mixed media, drawings, photographs, prints. Opening reception 6-8 p.m., Saturday, March 9, light refreshments. Free and open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk arts district; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499,
Students’ reception tonight at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • 5-6:30 p.m., tonight, Feb. 28: Independent and Home Schools exhibit showing through March 6, part of “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. • Visual Places: Evolving from Nature,” through May 11: Four artists reflect on the intersection of architecture and nature through the use of form, texture, surfaces. Free admission. 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” 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,


NC Transportation Museum spring excursions — Two overnight rail excursions • “Capital City Special” to Washington DC April 26-28 • “Lowcountry Limited” to Charleston, S.C., May 17-19. Ticket information at 704-636-2889, ext. 237 or
YMCA sponsored trips — • Noon, March 19: Tiger World trip, $15 per person • 11:30 a.m., April 16: Barn Dinner Theater, $47 per person • 10:30 a.m., April 17: Salisbury Historic trip; Hall House, Chamber House, Salisbury Museum, tour in the Spencer Trolley, $25 per person • 3:45 p.m., April 26: Gaither Homecoming-Greensboro, $35 per person • 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, includes 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: Sedona, Santa Fe, the Verde Canyon, Grand Canyon Railways • Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise, Sept. 3-15: Inside Passage Cruise, Denali National Park, Hubbard Glacier, McKinley Express Rail • California New Year’s GetAway featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014: behind-the-scenes float viewing, gala New Year’s Eve party, Bandfest • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.