Ashley Jo Farmer to take the stage at The Blue Vine on Friday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2013

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, April 12: Ashley Jo Farmer Band, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13: Laura Vella, no cover. 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,
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for acoustic musicians. Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m. until, Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 8 p.m. until, Friday: Open jukebox • 8 p.m. until, Saturday: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Saturday, April 13: 4Given Souls and Sunday Avenue. 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. — • Saturday, April 13: Locked and Loaded • Wednesdays: Cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • Fridays: Deejay. 704-762-999,
Richard’s BarBQue, 522 N. Main St. — Tuesdays,Wednesdays: Live music on the patio • Mondays, Kids’ Night Out • Tuesdays, Bike Night • Wednesdays Cruise-In. All evenings begin at 5 p.m. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 pm., tonight, April 11: Karaoke performance by Terry Bowman and Marcy Strickland • Karaoke 7-9 p.m. 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 on the patio. 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,
TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant & Lounge, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 8 p.m. until, Friday April 12: Deejay Fast Freddie Thompson • 9 p.m. until, Saturday April 13: Tim Elliott & The Catfish Cherry Band •
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: live music. 704-938-2337.


Rowan Blues and Jazz Society celebrates Jazz Appreciation month — 7- 11 p.m., Friday April 12: The Joe Robinson Jazz Band, see Briefs, page 2D.
Benefit concert ‘Protect Our Future’ — 1-3 p.m., Sunday, April 14: At Catawba College to support Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and The North Carolina Firefighters’ Burned Children’s Fund. Bring a lawn chair, live music by Catawba College music students. Behind Ketner School of Business.
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, pet parade with trophies. To benefit Family Crisis Council of Rowan. In parking lot across from RPL. Registration $12 day of event/$5 in advance online at
Larry Kehres is ‘The Winningest Coach You Have Never Heard Of’ — 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1: Football coach from University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio. Adults $10, students $5. Coaches – bring students wearing your school colors and bring one free. Salisbury YMCA. Reservations/ or 704-637-4314.
Rhythm & Run 5K Fundraiser — 9 a.m. Saturday May 11: Sponsored by The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum and Bank of the Carolinas, start and finish on Main Street Kannapolis. Music by Southern Pride. Register at or at the museum, 109 West A St.
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.
To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Proceeds from all haircuts first Saturday of each month. $15, by appointment only, Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., 704-431-7854 to schedule.

Music & more

Edwards Family in concert at RPL — 7 p.m., Thursday, April 18: 2005 Junior Bluegrass Champions at Fiddler’s Grove Festival. Free. Stanback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St.,
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
Catawba Artist Series piano concert — 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 — Jeremy Kittel Band, Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m., $35, celtic/jazz/blues acoustic music. Davis Theatre , 65 Union Street S, Concord, 704-920-2753,
Spring concert ‘Sounds from Broadway’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s eleventh annual spring concert, music from Broadway musical favorites, Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2204 Summit Ave., Kannapolis. Admission, canned food items or peanut butter for Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Food Panty. Info 704-425-3508,
RCCA presents Jaimee Paul, ‘At Last’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4: Tribute to the great girl singers of our time. See Briefs, page 2D.


Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 14: See story, page 3D.
Come See Me Festival — Tuesday, April 16: Marc Hoffman Quartet performs at 50th Year Celebration, Glencairn Gardens, Rock Hill, SC.
Earth Day Jam — Noon-midnight, Saturday, April 20: Music and arts festival with Larry Kneel and Natural Bridge, fundraiser to benefit the LandTrust of Central NC and Saving Grace Farm; informational booths, education, local artists and businesses, kids’ activities, music, food, brews and wine, more. Tickets
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,
First Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, free. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037,
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. 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.
Nineteenth annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition — Saturday, June 15: Features Roseanne Cash, John Leventhal, the Quebe Sisters Band, the Harris Brothers, Wayne Henderson and Friends, plus children’s events and music. Admission $15, children 12 and younger free. Rain or shine at Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson Va.,

PPT’s Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ — April 18-20 and 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. VALUE NIGHT Wednesday, April 24, all tickets $10. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,
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. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,

This & That

‘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 St.
Books Under the Big Top, A Celebration of Reading — 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, April 13: See Briefs, page 2D.
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.
Salisbury Ghost Walk 2013 season begins — 8 p.m., Friday, April 12: See Briefs, page 2D.
Carolina Artists at Rufty Holmes — 7 p.m., April 18: Planning for Student Art Show April 23-26, circus theme this year.
Downtown Salisbury 8th annual Earth Night Out — 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 19: Free, family-friendly event, booksignings, kids’s activities, live music, ghost walk (www.SalisburyGhostWalk. com), sculpture show (www. SalisburySculpture. com), carriage rides, trolley rides, classic car show, kids’ activities. 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync. com/calendar
Seventh annual antique bottle show and sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 20: bottles, jars, and pottery, no early buyers. Free admission, free parking, free appraisals. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave. Sponsored by Piedmont Bottle and Pottery Club.
Concord Library events — • 10 a.m., April 16: Patches the Pig and NC State Treasurer Janet Cowell for a special preschool storytime for ages 3-5 and parents. 704-.920-2058 • 4 p.m., April 16: The League of Extraordinary Legos, we supply the Legos, children ages 4-12 bring their imagination and building skills. 704-920-2058 • 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. Main battle at 2 p.m. each day. Admission $7, ages 5 and under and members free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,

Wine & beer tastings

The Blue Vine — 7:30-9 p.m., April 16: Wine tasting and dinner, $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 — Drop in for free wine tastings 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, April 12 and 1-4 p.m.,Saturday March 13 • 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,


New stained glass classes — 6-8 p.m. beginning Monday April 15. Pre-register at 704-796-2260. Glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis,
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., 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.
Classes at Pottery 101 — • Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon: Students create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included. April 13: Funny Birds. April 20: Crabby Crabs. April 27: Forever Mom’s Day Flowers. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
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 • Email, call 704-754-0853.
Fairy Garden Workshop — 0:30 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. $20, preregister at 704-639-0033 • Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road,
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.
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. Workshop for daddies/children to create special Mother’s Day surprises including cards, painting, drawing, jewelry • Spring/Summer Wheel and Hand Building Clay Class: Ages 12 and up. April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14; open studio for register students, April 27 and May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fun with clay with Brent Smith; focus on basic, intermediate level techniques. Experiment with surface treatments, underglazes. All skill levels.
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 at studio off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples
Card making classes at the Y — Come make six cards/$10 • 1-3 p.m., April 15 or 6-8 p.m., April 18. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
PPT’s summer theatre camps — Begin June 10: Elementary-high school with new K-2nd grade camp this season. For complete list of camps and instructors visit Register at 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 12: Music with James Stocks. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.


Modern Film Fest at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films • Friday, April 12, 9 p.m., after Art Walk. Star Wars Uncut. Fans from around the world joined forces to create this truly different version of the popular film • Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArts
Pfeiffer’s film appreciation series — April 12, Documentary: Good Hair. Free film and discussion 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.
15th annual RiverRun Festival — April 12-21: The RiverRun International Film Festival will screen 143 films, including 66 features and 77 shorts from 35 countries. Tickets on sale at 336-721-1945 or
Screening of ‘Kinshasa Symphony’ — 7 p.m., April 16: The story of central Africa’s only symphony orchestra. Tom Smith Auditorium at Catawba College.


Auditions Monday and Tuesday for Ten-Minute Original Play Festival — April 15-16: Lee Street Theatre’s fifth annual event, “Hotel 6,” directed by Justin Dionne. Tryout for six original ten-minute comedic plays. Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St.,

Home & garden

Salisbury-Rowan Farmers Market season opening — 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 20: In the parking lot at former Wrenn House restaurant, 115 S. Jackson St. Special activities planned for opening day.
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,


Student Art Expo 2013 — 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 and noon-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 24 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, April 25: Reception and awards ceremony 5:30-7:30. This years theme “Circus.” Held at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. MLK Blvd.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — • “Water,” Rail Walk Studio Artists Group Show 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. Free, open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • 5-6:30 p.m., Reception tonight, April 11, for Middle Schools exhibit showing through April 17. 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, 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,
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.Follow the last days of Christ from Last Supper to Crucifixion and Resurrection. During office hours or by appointment, 704-642-0731.

Call for vendors

Seventh Annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27: Artists and craftsmen invited, spaces available, no charge. Second Glance Shop at the Alamo House, 2080 Shue Road, China Grove, 704-213-0980.
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, 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,
Lexington’s 17th annual Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 4: Host an exhibit or become a vendor. Held at Finch Park. Contact the City of Lexington Recreation Dept. 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. Proceeds benefit Levine Children’s Hospital, Iredell Choral Society. Booth rates, information at
Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Interested vendors or sponsors see or call Gary at 704-638-6044.
Call for talent

First Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — See details in Call for Vendors.
10 Minute Play Writing Contest — Old Courthouse Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Writing Contest open to North and South Carolina residents. Deadline June 24. Complete details and rules of entry at
Artists/teachers wanted — Looking Glass Artist Center, 405 N. Lee St.: looking new and exciting ideas for summer art camps for children. If you have an idea for a summer arts camp contact
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians.Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Fridays 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Henderson guitar competition — For guitarists who want to perform at 19th annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition at Grayson Highlands State Park. Finalist wins a Henderson guitar. Deadline May 1. All guitarists receive free passes to the festival on June 15.
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.