Check out local theater groups for a mix of musicals and comedies

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2013

Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville ‘I Do, I Do’ — • Sept. 19-22: I Do, I Do.” Individual and season tickets at 336-575-4446 or Single tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmingon Road.
Lee Street Theatre ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’— Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5: LST’s first musical. Rated PG-13 for some adult language and situations. $15 at or 704-310-5507. 405 N Lee St.,,
Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Hello, Dolly!’ — Oct. 3-20: Based on the “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder, winner of 10 Tony awards including Best Musical. PG, $15/adults. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,

Tonight: Union Street Live — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19: Atlantic Groove Band. Final free outdoor summer concert of the season on Concord’s Historic Courthouse lawn., 704-784-4208.
Ivory Layne and Emma Stoneberg in Concert at Catawba — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20: Free at Catawba’s Hedrick Little Theatre.
Salisbury Swing Band — 8 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21: With feature vocalists Laura Millspaugh and Bill Bucher, performing at the Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive, Concord. Dr. Steve Etters, director.
Jacobo Ramos and Band live in concert — 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21: Grammy nominee, pastor, singer, songwriter. Free at The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218,
The Rowan County Band Exhibition — Saturday Sept. 21: Held at West Rowan High School, half-time/competition performances of RSSS Marching Bands, as well as a performance by Catawba. Open to the public.
Classic rock concert featuring ‘Legends’ — 7-9 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21: Main St., Mocksville, near Carolina Computer. Free to the public, bring your own chair. Info at or 336-909-2263.
Amber Waves Band at RPL — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: Modern-day Partridge Family travels the country in a converted school bus, playing traditional and original bluegrass/folk music. Free,
Downtown Salisbury’s first Busker’s Bash — Friday, Oct. 4: Street performer throughout downtown perform for votes from the public. Event begins 5 p.m.; winner announced at Cooper’s, 122 E. Fisher St., at 9 p.m.
Gaither Vocal Band at Cabarrus Arena — Nov. 22. Tickets begin at $22.50. Cabarrus Arena, 4751 Highway 49 North. Box Office 704-920-3976 or
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Rodney Carrington, Sept. 28 • Scotty McCreery, Oct. 5: This show open to all ages • Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oct. 11 • Willie Nelson, Oct. 18 • Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White, Nov. 23 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.

Rowan County Fair — Sept. 16-21,
Davidson County Fair — Sept. 16-21, Lexington,
Stanly County Fair — Sept. 25-29, Albemarle,
Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 4-13, Winston-Salem,
NC State Fair — Oct. 17-27, Raleigh,

2013 Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic — Sept. 20-21: Family oriented admission-free event combines Biker Blues BBQ Rally with Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned BBQ Classic and live entertainment. At Tilley Harley-Davidson, Salisbury. Proceeds go to event or facebook.
24th annual Mayberry Days festival, Mt. Airy — Sept. 26-29: Guest appearances from actors, bluegrass concert, “Tied Up in Knotts” show, Mayberry Days Parade, plus contests such as checkers, Mayberry trivia, an apple peel-off, and a pork chop sandwich eating contest. A combination of free and ticketed events. Full schedule at 336-786-7998 or
47th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention — Saturday, Oct. 5: Registration begins 4:30 p.m., competition begins 6:30 p.m., $1,700 in cash prizes plus trophies and ribbons. Adults $8, under 12 free. Held at East Rowan High School, Granite Quarry. BBQ chicken and homemade desserts available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m. until. Information 704-633-5940, 704-279-9439,
34th annual Autumn Jubilee — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 5-6: Live entertainment, crafts, games, heritage village, children’s area, food, Mayberry Gang members roaming the park. Free admission. Dan Nicholas Park, Bringle Ferry Road

Fall Homeschool Day at Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25: All things culinary from the 19th century, foodways, table manners, stomach ailments, open hearth cooking, growing food in the garden, make a hoe cake, more. $6 per person, children 4 and under free. No pre-registration necessary, all activities ongoing all day. Located on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
Stoneman’s Raid tour — “Driving Dixie Down Tour: Stoneman’s Raid of 1865 in North Carolina,” Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013, will visit sites from Danbury to Old Salem to Salisbury, $295, stay at historic Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem, 1-855-OUR-HISTORY (687-4478) or email
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.

Tonight: Bill Harley at Rowan Public Library — 7 p.m. Sept. 19: Storyteller Bill Harley, Grammy award winning artist, uses story and song to paint an entertaining picture of growing up, schooling, and family life. Enter Stanback Auditorium at Fisher Street entrance near Henderson Law Office. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Free. 704-216-8229,
Third annual Catawba College Chili Cook-off — 3-5 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21: Live music, general admission $10, team entry $25, held at Ketner Hall. Deadline Sept. 16. Info Angelia Bates 704-637-4405,
Cabarrus Powwow 2013 — Sept. 20-21: Formerly Frank Liske Park Powwow, held at Campo Cabararus, 4827 Camp Cabarrus Drive, Kannapolis. Activities, dance, contests, crafts. Info at 540-427-1246,
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum events — • 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21: Superman comes to the musuem. Comic book historian and author Michael Eury presents “Superman,” fun, trivia-packed, all-ages presentation covering the hero’s history. Q&A, activities follow. Superman costumes encouraged. Free with museum admission. 704-762 9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St.,
‘The Legend Of Lizard Lick’ book reading and author — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 21: Children ages four to twelve and parents invited to a reading of Karen Matthews’ new children’s book, “The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale.” Coloring actvities follow. The Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788 email
Family planetarium show — 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21: “The Moon: Earth’s Natural Satellite,” from myths to modern space travel. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. The Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Spencers’ Last Summer Bash — Saturday, Sept. 21: Farmers’ market 10 a.m., wing ding cookoff 11 a.m., music by The Band Attic deejay at noon, cruise and car show registration at 2 p.m. ($25 entry fee). judging at 4 p.m. Kids’ pony rides start at noon at $2 per ride. Food and drink permitted, but no alcohol. 418 S. Salisbury Ave., across from the NC Trans Museum.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — • 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29: Woodleaf Lanes conference room, showing of anime series called Black Cat.
Concord Library events — • Rowan Astronomical Society presents “Skywatching: A Celestial Sport” Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m. Discuss include giant planets, dazzling comets, shooting stars, more. Various types of meteorites and telescopes on display, including a replica of Galileo’s telescope. Free, open to the public. 704-920-2054 • Awesome Pageturners Book Discussion ages 8-10, Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. discussing any book from the “I Survived” series by Lauren Tarshis, 704-920-2058 • Johnny Appleseed’s 239th birthday Thursday, Sept. 26. At 10 a.m. ages 3-5 celebrate with a preschool storytime and craft, 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines Book Discussion ages 10-12, Thursday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. discussing “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” by Grace Lin, 704-920-2058 • Wii Open Play 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28; play Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Smash Brothers Brawl, more. 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Chrismon Shop open house — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21: Christmas Room now open; new books, single patterns. Rrefreshments served. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7791.

Thirteenth Annual Blues & Burritos — 6 -10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Max Drake, Shelia Carlisle, the Part Time Blues Band. All donations go to select charities. Hosted by Homesley & Wingo Law , held on front lawn of historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. Complimentary beverages and limited supply of burritos. or Facebook
HOWLoween Poker Run — 10 a.m-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19: Leashed dogs allowed. Dog costume contest; face painting; games; spooky food, drinks, t-shirts for purchase; door prizes, more. $10, kids under 8 free. Benefits Humane Society of Davie County, held at Paradox Farm, 145 Paradox Lane, Mocksville on 601 South. 336-751-5214 or,, Facebook
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Halloween fundraiser — Oct. 25-Nov. 2: “Veronica’s Room” by Ira Levin (author of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Deathtrap’ and ‘Stepford Wives’) OCT’s third annual Halloween special/fundraiser, $15/person. Opening 40 years to the day on the Anniversary of opening on Broadway. PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405,
2013 Kidney KruiseN — Saturday Sept. 28: 5K and car show at Masonic Picnic Grounds, Mocksville, including a team from Salisbury VA. Check in/registration 8 a.m., race begins 9 a.m., car show 10 a.m., goes until 1 p.m. Raffle for CZ Redhead Deluxe 12 Gauge 26 inch barrel shot gun, also 50/50. Non-profit to bring awareness of veterans and others in need of a transplant.
To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., will donate proceeds from all haircuts first Saturdays. $15, by appointment

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 20: TBA, $5 cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21: David Myers and Ashley Honbarrier, no cover. 704-797-0093,
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Live music 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday nights. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night. 704-754-4907,, Facebook
DJAaronS presents Autumn Alumni Affair — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday Sept. 21: Greatest hits all night. 21 and up, free before 10 p.m., $5 cover after 10 p.m. Men dress neat casual, ladies: wear what you like. Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St.
Danny Franklin plays live — 8-11 p.m. Sept. 28 at Vino Hops, 219 W. “A” Ave., Kannapolis. Former lead singer of Jericho plays acoustic hits of the last 50 years. See dannyfranklinelectricguitar or dannyfranklinacousticguitar on youtube.
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday-Saturday: open jukebox. 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m., Saturday Sept. 21: Broken Yesterday and Cross Covenant from Darlington SC and LifeGiver from Winston-Salem. Set Free Church meets at 5 p.m. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook, 704-267-9439.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturdays: Live music • 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays: Line dance lessons • 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 8 p.m. Thursdays: college night • 9:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays: Deejay Snow • 704-762-999,
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Cruise-In, 10 percent off. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV spinnin tunes plus local talent with Karaoke • Saturdays: Open juke box • Tuesdays: Pool league night. 704-310-5503.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — • Second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — • 9 p.m. until, Saturday Sept. 14: Locked & Loaded Band. Open Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. and Sunday at noon.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Blue Vine — First and third Tuesdays. Next wine tasting and dinner: Tuesday Oct. 1. $12.50/person includes wine tasting and dinner; different theme every time. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20: Friday Night Out Wine Tasting, $2/person • 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21: Drop in for a free wine tasting • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,

Yoga in the Parks — All classes 9:-10:15 a.m. Hatha Yoga certified instructor Christine Zimmer; wear comfy clothing, bring mat or blanket, for all levels • Sept. 21, Hurley Park (Annandale Ave. and Lake Drive) • Oct. 5 and 19, Forest Hills Park (230 Grove St.) • Nov. 2 and 16, Foil Tatum Park (223 N. McCoy Road). On site registration $5 per class, arrive 15 minutes early. Sponsored by Salisbury City Parks & Rec, 704-638-5275.
Meditation and Movement — 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Wednesdays: Stretching, Meditation and gentle movement with Sacha Roberts. Bring towel or mat, $7 per class/$10 with lunchtime snack. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999
Community Yoga — 6-7 p.m., Fridays in Sept. and Oct.: Introductory, bring mat, arrive 10 minutes ahead for registration. Cabarrus Health Alliance, 300 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis. 704-920-1257,
Fall planter workshop — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28: “Reinventing your Containers for Fall” with Melissa Sleigh of Dead Ends Gardens. Held at Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, preregister at 704-639-0033,
New Beginner Line Dancing — 4:45-5:30 Thursdays Oct. 3 through Nov. 21: Seven lessons $26, call Rufty Holmes Senior Center to register 704-633-7862.
Senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55 and older at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, beginner and intermediate levels. Mondays 2 p.m. (beginner), 3:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate), ongoing 8-week classes. Cost $35 per class includes workbook. Bob Wingate 704-636-9395, or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714. see
Chrismons, all new designs — • Beginner Two: Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate: Friday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Advanced: Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,
Pottery 101 2-hour workshop — “Let’s Get Messy,” 7-9 p.m. most Wednesdays: For ages 14-adult, two-hour pottery wheel class in one evening. Instruction on wheel throwing basics, make and decorate a pot on the potter’s wheel. Available dates: Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18. Cost $35, class limited to eight, groups or individuals welcome. Pottery made during class ready for pickup two weeks from the class date. Advance registration required at 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,,
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes. Instructors share knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. Tuesday ages: 5 and up, Wednesday ages 7 and up. $25 per session, 704-754-0853 or
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler 215-300-4369,
Fall classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 123 E. Liberty St., register at 704-636-1882 or
• Hand Building & Wheel Pottery: Ages 12 and up, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15.
• Figure Drawing From Life: Ages 21 and up, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.
• Printing On The Press: Ages 16 and up, Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17.
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.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. 6 p.m. Tuesdays in “the Artist’s Bungalow” (Patt’s home studio) in Salisbury. Call for info about supplies, etc. or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647,
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.
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.

25th anniversary lecture series —7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23: “Looking to Nature for Whole Foods & Natural Products That Improve Physical Health & Performance,” by ASU professor Dr. R. Andrew Shanely of NC Research Campus. Free, open to the public, light reception. Pre-register at 704-216-7714.
Power of Attorney and Notaries — 1 p.m. Sept. 24: Free, sign up at front desk or 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

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

Modern Film Fest shows Humphrey Bogart film — 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: Free. “Beat the Devil,” 1953; Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley. Directed by John Huston. Doors open 6:30 p.m., seating first-come, first-served. No tickets required. Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S., 704-920-2787, wwww.CabarrusArts

Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ — 7-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday-Tuesday Oct. 13-14: Wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and spunky little girl who won’t take no for an answer. Two female Varying ages. Show dates Dec. 5-21. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, See for detailed character descriptions.

Pruning Basics at the Cabarrus Library — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24: Cabarrus County Ext. Agent David Goforth explains basics on pruning garden and yard. Free. 704-920-2054, 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Workshop at Carolina Lily — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28: “Reinventing your Containers for Fall” with Melissa Sleigh of Dead Ends Gardens. Free, rain or shine. 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704-639-0033,,
Davidson County Master Gardeners plant sale — 8 a.m.–noon Saturday, Oct. 5: at Lexington Farmers Market at the Depot, Railroad Ave. Plants for sale are grown and propagated by the Master Gardeners.

Davie Co. Senior Services holiday trip — Nov. 11-13: Early Thanksgiving feast, Christmas show at Alabama Theater, Myrtle Beach, Legends In Concert, Hot Jersey  Nights, ocean front suites, plus shopping. Call Barbara Thornton 336-753-6230.
Travel with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — • California New Year’s GetAway featuring 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.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Miniature Paintings of Rowan County Scenes by Mark Brincefield and Clyde. Displaying Regional Artists. 704-647-0340,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Karen Frazer, Solo Show, “Entropy,” through Sept. 28: Salvaged pieces from Grimes Mill site transformed into assemblage paintings and sculpture. Part of proceeds of art sales goes to Historic Salisbury Foundation. Free, open to the public. Salisbury’s Historic Rail Walk Arts District, 409 N Lee St. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 302-598-8812,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Fall/Winter exhibition “Restructure: Contrast and Balance,” Through Feb. 1, 2014. Opening reception, Friday Sept. 20: meet the artists, informal gallery talks at 5 p.m., reception 6-8 p.m., light refreshments. Free and open to the public • Young People’s Gallery: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Faculty Art Show through Nov. 16 • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Art Show, Nov.21-Feb. 1, 2014. Gallery hours 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,
Saunders exhibit at Mooresville Artist Guild — Salisbury artist Frank Saunders exhibit at MAG Depot Fine Arts Gallery through Sept. 27. 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville, 704-663-6661,
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — “Making It,” through through Oct. 3, celebrating Piedmont Craftsmen’s 50th anniversary. Free, 704-920-2787,
Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — “Seasonal Adjustments,” group show by seventeen artists, part of the continuing series of Second Friday art exhibits at the gallery. New show each month. 704-953-4304,
Hart Witzen Gallery, 36 E. 36th St. Charlotte — Opening reception 7-11 p.m. Saturday Sept. 28 with musical performance by Sandy Herrault: “Showdown,” interdisciplinary visual art competition, winner determined by patron vote. Best in Show announced 10 p.m. Free, open to the public. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte,, Facebook
Erickson exhibit at Art In Healing Gallery, 321 Mulberry St. SW, Lenoir — Through Sept. 30: Ingrid Erickson exhibit, “Birds and Blooms,” gallery hours 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Free and open to the public. Information, Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486,

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 1-5 p.m. Oct. 5: Accepting vendor forms for artists, performers to set up in downtown Kannapolis, no charge. The inaugural event had 40+ vendors including painters, sculptors, juggling clowns, Renaissance Festival performers, live music, live painting demonstrations, more. This free event is a cultural art walk featuring art and performance art. A free family friendly event but must register in advance. Information or Michael Knox, 828-231-5037.
15th annual Blues & Jazz Festival — Saturday, Oct. 19: Arts, crafts and international food vendors needed as well as volunteers.
HSDC HOWLoween Poker Run — Saturday, Oct. 19: Fundraiser to benefit Humane Society of Davie County, held at Paradox Farm, 145 Paradox Lane, Mocksville, 601 South. T-shirt, concession, other vendors contact 336-751-5214,,, Facebook

Call for musicians, bands, street performers, buskers — Buskers Bash 5-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 4: Download performer’s application at, application deadline close of business Friday Sept. 27. Event features Best Busker Contest where attendees vote for favorite street performers. The event will be free and open to the public. Info at
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.
32nd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration — Saturday, Sept. 28: Arts and heritage festival seeks local performers. Submit minimum three representative photos or slides. 828-632-6966 or email
NPR seeks local talent — From the Top, the NPR radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians,seeks local talent for its live show recording on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at McGee Theatre, Wingate University. Classical musicians age 8-18 who have not graduated from high school may submit audition entries. Solo performers, composers, vocalists, instrumental or vocal ensembles welcome. Also needed: young musicians for other concerts on national tour. Applications, recorded auditions accepted continuously on a rolling admissions basis. Audition tapes for the Wingate show should be submitted as soon as possible,