Box office opens Monday for PPT’s Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 4, 2013

Box office opens for PPT’s Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ — Adults $15, seniors/students $12 at box office April 8, show opens April 18, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,
Opens tonight: Spoken Space Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s’Love Letters’ — 7:30 p.m., April 4-6: See Brief, page 2D.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘South Pacific’ — April 25-27, May 3,4,10, 11 at 8 p.m. and April 28, May 5, 12 at 2:30 p.m. By Rodgers and Hammerstein. Winner of 10 Tony Awards. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society presents three performances of ‘A Little Night Music’ choral concert — • 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St. • 7 p.m., Saturday, April 20, First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. • 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Church St., China Grove • Choral arrangements plus feature soloists, directed by Matthew Newton. Free, donations appreciated. Facebook /Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society, YouTube /SalisburyRowanChoral
Piano concert continues Catawba Artist Series — 3 p.m., Sunday, April 21: piano concert by Steven Heyman, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Information Jacob Hahn, 336-456-4017,
Jeremy Kittel Band at The Davis Theatre — • 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20: Renowned fiddler Jeremy Kittel and band has the drive of Celtic fiddling, spontaneity of jazz, soul of the blues and intricacies of chamber music. $35. 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord, 704-920-2753,
Tickets for the Gaither Homecoming Tour — 7 p.m., Friday, April 26: An evening of music, laughter, encouragement featuring the Gaither Vocal Band. LJVM Coliseum, Winston Salem, ticket at or 1-800-745-3000.
Crosby, Stills & Nash at Ovens Auditorium — Sunday, May 19, tickets start at $49, 800-745-3000, . 2700 E. Independence Blvd.,
Brad Paisley with Chris Young, Lee Brice — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Friday June 7 • Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh, Saturday June 8. 800-745-3000 or

Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 14: Music by Matthew Weaver, Shane and Alex Edwards, Grey Seal Puppets perform “A Tangle of Tales,” carriage rides, City of Salisbury Fire Department, Arbor Day celebration, Carolina Artists, Rowan County Master Gardeners, Wacky Doo the Clown, free refreshments provided by Cheerwine and Hurley Park. Lake Drive at Annandale Ave., 704-638-4459.
MerleFest — April 25-28: Four day music event held in Wilkesboro, tickets on sale now, headliners include Charlie Daniels,the Avett Brothers, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 1-800-343-7857,
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons and participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590,
Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Free daytime events include historical tours, crafts, Fort Dobbs re-enactors, kid’s area, frozen t-shirt and hula hoop contests, live music. $5 wristband for alcohol at evening performance, bring your chair, no coolers. Details and lineup at 751-3304,
Concord Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 4: 8th annual arts event for local/regional performing and visual artists to show, share, demonstrate, sell, perform. Children’s art activities, musical performances, fine art for sale, food for sale. Free to the public, centered in downtown Concord on Union Street. 704-784-4208,
17th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, May 4, Finch Park in Lexington. Family oriented event, free admission. Entertainment, crafters, artisans, ethnic foods. 336-248-3960, or Facebook
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.
Biltmore Festival of Flowers — Through May 19: Gardens, natural gardens, walking trails, designer presentations, seminars, experts, concerts and other activities.

Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, April 6: Older adults dance, live music, $5 and bring a snack to share.
Books Under the Big Top, A Celebration of Reading — 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, April 13: Meet favorite authors, eat, enjoy tales from renowned storyteller Obakunle Akinlana, see drama and musical entertainment, tour the STEM bus, meet critters from Dan Nicholas Park and Lazy Five Ranch, special appearance by Sasha Kitty. Sponsored by Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Rowan Public Library. On the RPL front lawn, street and parking lot across from headquarters. Free admission.
‘Reptiles and Amphibians: Up Close and Personal’ — Drop in 2-5 p.m., Saturday, April 13: Hunt for salamanders, frogs, trap turtles, hold lizards, learn about habitats, see snakes. 5:30 p.m.: Dr. Amanda Chunco on Hybridization in Amphibians as a Conservation Issue. Free, open to the public. RSVP at or call 704-637-4727. For the whole family, dress for a day of fun in the woods, rain or shine. Center for the Environment on the Catawba College Campus, 2300 W. Innes Street.
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.
Concord Library events — • 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 8: Great Books Discussion Group on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” preregister at 704-920-2054 • 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 9: Shape Poetry for preschool and school age children; come write a Shape Poem. 704-920-2058 • 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 9: Let’s Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series on “Myth-Making in Popular Fiction” discusses “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier, led by Dr. Dottie Burkhart. Registration required at 704-920-2053 • 9 and 9:15 a.m., Saturday, April 13: Cabarrus Literacy Council’s Scrabble Scramble Fun Run & 5K, Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. Register at www.queencitytiming or 704-920-ABCD • 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13: Planetarium program “Solar System Spectacular,” led by instructor from Discovery Place. Preregister at 704-920-2054 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Civil War Reenactment at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14: Watch the North and South battle it out across plantation grounds, tour the circa 1800 Latta home, outbuildings, and animals, visit soldier camps, shop with period sutlers. Main battle at 2 p.m. each day. Admission $7, ages 5 and under and members free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,
Downtown Salisbury 8th annual Earth Night Out — 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 19: Free, family-friendly event, live music from Big Break, Riyen Roots and The Family Tree Band, Porch Dog Revival, Band of Opportunity, No. 9 Coal, carriage rides, trolley rides, classic car show, kids’ activities. 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync. com/calendar

Rowan Blues and Jazz Society celebrates Jazz Appreciation month — 7- 11 p.m., Saturday April 12: The Joe Robinson Jazz Band, available, proceeds go to Oct. 19 blues and jazz festival expenses. Looking Glass Artist Center black box theater, 405-407 N. Lee St., or www.rowanblue
Earth Day Jam — Saturday, April 20: All- day music and arts festival fundraiser to benefit the LandTrust of Central NC and Saving Grace Farm. Informational booths, education, local artists, businesses, kids activities, music, food, brews, wine. Rain or shine, bring chairs, $20 in advance, $25 DOS, children 12 and under free. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop. Tickets, info at
Family Fun Festival and Pet Parade — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 27: Music, craft vendors, food, kids activities, booths, child ID program, door prizes, raffles, silent auction, pet parade at noon with trophies. To benefit Family Crisis Council of Rowan, sponsored by Second Presbyterian Church. Held in parking lot on W. Fisher St. across from RPL. Registration $12 day of event or $5 in advance online at
First Saturday haircut proceeds go to Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., will donate proceeds from all haircuts first Saturday of each month beginning April 6. $15, by appointment only. Call 704-431-7854 to schedule. $15.
To benefit Community Care Clinic — 4 p.m., Sunday, May 19: St. John’s Men’s Chorus 18th annual spring concert, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Free. Offering to benefit Community Care Clinic. 704-636-3431.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, April 5: Martha Bassett and bass player extraordinaire Pat Lawrence, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6: Blazin’ Blues Bob Paolino, no cover. 704-797-0093,
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, April 6: Dionne, Hodges & Murphy Trio , $3 cover • 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. — Friday, April 5: • Saturday, April 6:. 704-639-2600,
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m. until, Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 8 p.m. until, 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Friday, April 5: Six Hour Ransom and 7th Vessel • Saturday, April 6: Eighth Anniversary Show with WBFJ broadcasting live from 6-8 p.m. Bands include Broken Yesterday, LifeGiver, Evolve, Relentless Flood, Heavens Thunder. Scott Meade aka The Coolemee Clown will emcee. Only fundraiser of the year. Burgers and hotdogs sold. 704-213-1467.
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.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday, April 6: Darrell Harwood • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • Fridays: Deejay. 704-762-999,
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 pm., tonight, April 4: Karaoke performance by Barry Ridenhour and Richard Gregory • Karoke Monday-Friday-Saturday • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. 704-642-0050.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays. 704 636-1918.
Statesville Shag Club — 8 p.m., Friday, April 12: Deejay Roy Childress. Open second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Kitchen offers full menu. VFW Post 2031, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville,
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, Eliot Bronson & Yonder Orphans, Lucky 5, Jesse Clasen • Saturday, April 6: Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Rogue Planet, Blackpool Holiday.CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday, April 5: The Shack Band • Saturday, April 6: Joy Kills Sorrow. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Under construction, shows begin May 1. 704-358-9298,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday, April 5: • Saturday, April 6: Big Mamma’s House of Burlesque. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,

The Blue Vine — 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays: Next wine tasting and dinner, April 16: $12.50/person, salad, entree, bread, dessert paired with 5-6 specially selected wines. Concentration on pairing wines with every day meals, not just party food. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays • Fifth Tuesday event, April 29: Wine tasting potluck night, bring a dish to share; attendees encouraged to purchase a bottle to share. If you do not bring food or purchase wine to share, cost for the evening is $10 each • 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, April 5: Wine Tasting with Josh Lavis, Country Vintner, six wines from the Jeff Runquist Winery of California, $5/person • 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Saturday March 6: Drop in for a free wine tasting • Wine 101 class: Certified Wine Educator Andrew Alley on how to increase your knowledge of wine and wine tasting so you’ll feel more knowledgeable when selecting wines. Tuesdays. Session 1: April 16, Intro to Wine and Wine Tasting; Session 2: April 30, Understanding the Language of Wine and Wine Labels; Session 3: May 14, Wines of the Important Wine Regions of the World. Each session 7-9 p.m., $20, includes crystal wine glass to use and keep • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,
Cauble Creek Vineyard — 6-9 p.m., Saturday, April 6: Singer/songwriter Megan Doss, $10 cover, for reservations call 704-633-1137 or email 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road off Highway 150/Mooresville Highway, western Rowan County. See Brief page 2D.

Line dancing beginner class begins Saturday — Four week session begins April 6, 9:45-11 a.m., ages high school and up, $3 per person. Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. Cheryl Kluttz, 704-633-3484.
Lamanno photography workshop — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday,April 20: David Lamanno presents “A Workshop for the Moderatly Confused Photographer,” $30, Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., email for reservations to
Learn felting, make a light and airy scarf workshop — 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 20: Fiber artist Liese Sadler teaches wet felting techniques that will result in a “lacy” open scarf. Materials provided, including wools dyed in many different colors. Open to ages 12 to adult, $30, class size limited to eight. Will go home with finished piece. Register at 215-300-4369. Rail walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Chrismon , all new designs — • Intermediate Friday, April 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • New Beginner Saturday, April 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Beginner Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon • Advanced Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,
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, April 6: Earth Day Plants. Saturday, April 13: Funny Birds. Saturday, April 20: Crabby Crabs. Saturday, April 27: Forever Mom’s Day Flowers. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
Weekly classes at Salisbury Art Station — • 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 • Email, call 704-754-0853.
Workshop at Carolina Lily — 1375 Kern Carlton Road,$20 each, preregister at 704-639-0033 • 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 •
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 — Registration and price info at 704-636-1882 or • Daddy & Me Workshop for Mother’s Day Surprises: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 11, ages 4-10, children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A fun workshop for daddies and children to create special Mother’s Day surprises including cards, painting, drawing, jewelry • Spring/Summer Wheel and Hand Building Clay Class: For ages 12 and up. April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14; open studio for register students, April 27 and May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Have fun with clay with Brent Smith; ffcus on basic, intermediate level techniques to create a variety of clay pieces using red and white clay bodies. Experiment with surface treatments, underglazes. For all skill levels.
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.
Art classses with Patt Legg — Adult art classes by local artist, studio located off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Ongoing, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples
PPT’s summer theatre camps — Begin June 10: Elementary-high school with new K-2nd grade camp this season. Complete list of camps, instructors at Register at 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.

Artist lecture — 10:30–11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10: Lecture at Waterworks by award-winning textile artist Peg Gignoux, free, open to the public. RSVP to if you plan to attend. 123 E. Liberty St. Information at 704-636-1882 or
Luncheon with Dr. Racele Weiman of “Violins Of Hope” — Noon, Thursday, April 11: “Let Freedom Ring” by Racele Weiman, PhD, at First United Methodist Church, sponsored by Salisbury Symhony Guild. $35 ticket includes luncheon catered by Buttercup Cafe. Reservation deadline April 9, seating limited, tickets available at (click tickets) or 704-637-4314.

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 5: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Lee Street Theatre’s fifth annual Ten-Minute Original Play Festival — April 15-16: “Hotel 6,” directed by Justin Dionne. Tgryout for six original ten-minute comedic plays. Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St.,
Burning Coal Theatre Company — 9 a.m.-5:30 pm. Saturday, April 20: auditions for 2013/2014 season of plays. Prepare two one-minute contrasting monologues (one Shakespeare, one contemporary), bring two copies of picture resume. Arrive 15 minutes before appointed timeslot. Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh,

Historic Salisbury Foundation volunteer work day — 9 a.m., Saturday April 6: Looking for volunteers to help tidy landscaping, place mulch in beds on north side of The Depot, 215 Depot St., bring a favorite plant if you like.
8th annual Cabarrus Spring Festival —8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 13: 60+ vendors/artisans/growers; register for giveaways, Cabarrus County Master Gardeners on hand.Held at the site of the Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 704-920-3334,

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Artists Group Show “Water” April 4-May 25: artists C. Cross, I. Erickson, S. Forthofer, K. Frazer, K. Koskela, P. Legg, E. McAdams, L. Sadler, and M. Smith, explore the theme of water. Artists opening reception tomorrow, Friday, April 5, 6-8 p.m., light refreshments. Free and open to the public in 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. — • Middle School art on display through April 17, reception next Thursday, April 11. 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 • Artist lecture, 10:30–11:30 a.m.,Wednesday, April 10, by award-winning textile artist Peg Gignoux, free, open to the public. RSVP to • 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, 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,
Felting demonstration — Drop in 1-4 p.m., Friday, April 13: Watch Liese Sadler felt with silk, wool to make intriguing, lovely wearable art. Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., 215-300-4369.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. — “The Stations of the Cross,” series of paintings by Dr. Walter Hood, on display through April, St. John’s Art Gallery, adjacent to the chapel. These paintings follow the last days of Christ. May be viewed during office hours and by appointment, 704-642-0731.

Crafters/vendors wanted for first women’s ministry fundraiser — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 13: Franklin Heights Christian Books and Gifts in the old Big Lots shopping center, 443 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Info at 704-932-6245,
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.
Lexington’s 17th annual Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 4: Host an exhibit or become a vendor. Event held at Finch Park. Contact the City of Lexington Recreation Department at 336-248-3960,, Facebook
Statesville community outreach event — May 9, 10, 12: Family oriented event with vendors, food, games, live performances at Lakewood Drive, Statesville. Booth rates, information at or ICS director Joshua McCrary, 704-657-9337,

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — See call for vendors.
Registration for Henderson guitar competition — Registration opens in April for guitarists who want to perform at the nineteenth annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, finalist wins a Henderson guitar. Deadline May 1. or Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition, c/o Herb Key, 1423 Dragway Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Fridays 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Call for models — For Life Drawing classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center; classes are for students 18+, meet 6:30-9 p.m. Sept.-May once a week. Must be at least 21 years old. All body types welcome, female and male. Experience preferred, not required. Strict protocol of confidentiality and professionalism.