Roundabout — What’s Happening January 2-8, 2014

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 2, 2014

Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 11: Two bands, food, beverages, dancing; raises funds for symphony concerts and music education programs. Tickets $75 each at or 704-637-4314 • Coming up: Friday Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. North Carolina Symphony, William Henry Curry, conductor. Music by Gluck, Haydn, and Beethoven. Soloists: Dovid Friedlander, violin; Bonnie Thron, cello; Melanie Wilsden, oboe; John Pederson, bassoon. 704-637-4314;
E. H. Montgomery General Store’s Old Time Music Celebration — 4-9 p.m. Saturday January 4: See details on page 6D. 704-267-9439,
Richard Smith in concert at RPL — 7 p.m. Tuesday January 14: Hear Smith’s incredible range of styles: country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, classical guitar, also banjo and violin. Stanback Auditorium, enter from Fisher Street near Henderson Law Office. Doors open 6:30 p.m., no admission charge. 704-216-8240,,
The Moondance Orchestra and The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury — 7:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18: A show featuring The Moondance Orchestra, music of Michael Bublé, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, etc., and The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury; a fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries. Tickets $10. to see a demo of the bands. Held at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Reo Speedwagon, Feb. 14, 2014 • Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, March 22 • Zac Brown Band, March 29 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — • B.B. King, Jan. 12 • Wayne Brady, Feb. 23 • Alton Brown Live!, Feb. 24 • Kenny Loggins, April 27 • Corner of 5th and College Streets, Charlotte. 704-372-1000,

Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14: Meeting Superman, Michael Eury • Feb. 11: Historic Neely School, Mary Neely Grissom • Mar. 11: The War of 1812: Andrew Jackson and Horseshoe Bend, Jeff Bockert • April 8: NC Civil War Ironclads, Andrew Duppstadt • Presented by Rowan History Club in roundtable format followed by Q and A. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance, 704-633-5946,
‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6- May 8, 2014: Annual 13-week history course on Salisbury and Rowan County. Teachers – Continuing Education Credits available. First class held at Rowan Museum, following classes at various historic locations. Basic text “Rowan County…A Brief History” by James S. Brawley available at the library or on CD at the class for $10. Course fee $30 (discounts apply). Register at HSF 704-636-0103 or

The Delmonicos at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, January 4: Older adults dance, live music, $6 each and bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Join PPT for ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ set construction — Saturday Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch provided); Sunday Jan. 5, 1-5 p.m., 1-5 p.m. No experience required. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633 5471.
World Book Night approaches — Sign up through January 5 to help hand out half a million free paperbacks across America by partnering with Rowan Public Library. Questions? or RPL at 704-216-8240.
Health Fair at J. F. Hurley Family YMCA — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday January 8: Free to the public. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — Hand made porcelain baby or child dolls by Brenda Gregg, porcelain doll artist of Lexington, on display through Feb. 2014. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,
Concord Library events — Delve Into Books Tuesday, January 7 at 6 p.m. discussing “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks • Book+ Teen Activity 2 p.m. Saturday January 11 discussing “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, make a magnet craft. Register at 704-920-2053 • Historical book discussion Monday, January 13 at 6 p.m. discussing “The Lost Colony,” register at 704-920-2054 • Creators of Cool-Snow Globes, Tuesday, January 14 at 4 p.m. for ages 7-12, 704-920-2058 • B.E.R.R.Y. Exciting Memory Research, Wednesday, January 15 at 10 a.m.; NC Nutrition Research Institute on their study of the effects of blueberries on preventing or slowing memory loss in humans, 704-920-2053 • Snowflakes Galore! for ages 5-12, Thursday, January 16 at 4 p.m., 704-920-2058 • Concord Friends of the Library winter meeting and volunteer recognition ceremony, Saturday, January 18 at 1 p.m., 704-920-2050 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Winter stamp/postcard show — Saturday, Sunday Jan. 11-12: 2014 show featuring 14 professional dealers, exhibits, Boy Scout merit badge program. Free admission. Bring your stamps/collections to Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia S.C., sponsored by the Columbai Philatelic society, contact 803-237-1184,

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 3: Bluegrass featuring David Leatherman and Stone County. 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
Danny Franklin plays live — • Jan. 25 and Feb. 22: Concord Wine Room, 5401 Village Drive, Afton Village, Concord
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 Jan. 4: Bachar-Chayah • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1476.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — • 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill , 704-267-9439, and
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 4: Ryan Perry Band • 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Free pool • 8 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 9 p.m. Thursdays: College Night and Karaoke, ages 18+ welcome with college ID • Fridays: Deejay Snow • 704-762-9999.
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 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.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 4: Mt. Woodland Boys from right here in Rowan County • 8 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 7: Open Blues Jam night. Hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sundays. 704-633-3750,
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Martha, 704-236-0344.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200,

Salisbury Wine Shop — Closed for vacation through Jan. 6 • Coming up: February 12: Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, reservations only • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — Beer Tasting Flights $5; styles change weekly. Bring in your sanitized Growler for refills. $3.50 per pint. 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill.

Chicken barbeque to benefit Marco Kauffman family — January 4: 100% of proceeds go to meet the needs of the family, held at Troyer’s Country Market, 4077 Statesville Blvd., call early to reserve a plate, 704-637-0733. Hosted by Salisbury Believer’s Fellowship Youth Group. $8 plate is chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, homemade rolls, choice of drink. Freshly made apple/cherry fried pies available for purchase.
Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, J7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11: Hedrick Auditorium & Crystal Lounge, Catawba College. Fundraiser for Salisbury Symphony. 704-637-4314; •
The Moondance Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18: A show featuring The Moondance Orchestra, music of Michael Bublé, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, etc., and The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury; a fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries. Tickets $10. to see a demo of the bands. Held at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — 2014 season “Bare Bones II” Feb. 6-16: “On Broadway and In Love,” gala performance Valentine’s evening • March 27-April 6: “Fun Stuff from Broadway • May 8-18: “Before Oklahoma,” includes second gala for Mother’s Day • June 19-29: “Broadway Show Stoppers” • Season tickets at or 336-575-4446. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road.

PPT youth theatre Winter audition workshop — 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4: Preparing students to audition for ‘A Thousand Cranes’ includes stage performance, character development, movement, effective auditioning techniques for a non-musical. 25 spots available, $25. 704-633-5471 to sign up. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Beginner Bridge Lessons — Noon-2:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 6: Seven week course with MLK holiday off. For people who have never played or who want to be refreshed; very basic instruction by Kerry Morgan. Cost for non-newcomers $5/seven weeks, Newcomer members free. Call 704-636-8906 or e-mail to sign up. Held at the Salisbury Civic Center.
Water Yoga/Tai Chi in the pool — Begins Monday, January 6: New beginner level aquatics class at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center will meet every Monday and Thursday evening 6-7 p.m. Age 55+, participants must be members of Rufty-Holmes and receive fitness consultation. $20/month.
January senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55+ at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, new 8-wk. session begins Jan. 6. Beginner or intermediate. Call Bob at 704-433-1461 or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at
New beginner line dance class — 4:30-5:30 p.m., begins Thursday January 9 for 8 weeks: $35, Rufty Holmes Senior Center. Intermediates are 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call Rufty Holmes to register 704-633-7862.
Advanced Care Planning Workshop — 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 : By HPCCC and Bethel AME Zion Church, 2219 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, light refreshments to follow. Led by Ric Durham, open to all, notaries public will be present, no fee charged for preparation of Living Will or Healthcare Power of Attorney. RSVP to Chiquita Knight or Joy Kennedy at 704-232-7963.
‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — Annual 13-week history course on Salisbury and Rowan County, begins in Feb. See HISTORY listings.
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: Instructors share historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@
Tranqwool/Green Goat, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Pilates by Karen now located in the back of the Gallery, formerly Pilates of Salisbury. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, 704-431-4527,
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. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Patt’s home studio in Salisbury. Call for info 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.

Helpful talk at the Y — 2:30 pm. Tuesday January 7: Learn how to reorganize small areas or houses, garages. Free, open to the public. Call to sign up 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Wednesday January 22: American Red Cross; covered dish, free, sign up to bring food 704-636-0111. Public welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Piedmont Singles — • 6:15 p.m. Fridays. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704 528 3864.

PPT youth: ‘A Thousand Cranes’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., Monday-Tuesday Jan. 6-7: 25 spots per time slot. Open to all students who can read well. Held at the Norvell Theater. Schedule audition at 704-633-5471, Performance dates: Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — A retrospective of James Donaldson’s work titled “Journey of an Artist” Works from 1970-2013. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church.
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Artist of the Month Betty Sedberry; also the work of Edward Brincefield (Mark’s brother). Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Paintings by Phyllis Steimel, and Rowan County Miniature’s by Clyde, and Mark Brincefield. 704-647-0340,
Larry’s Loft, above Southern Spirit Gallery, 102 St. S. Main St. — 704-639-1890.
Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St. — 704-633-2787, salisburyartists@
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Closed month of January except by appointment, reopens Feb. 6. Shared gallery space and individual studio work space currently for artists, Catherine Cross, Sharon Forthofer, Karen Frazer, Keyth Kahrs, Kenneth Koskela, Patt Legg, Elizabeth McAdams, Julie Pontell, Marietta Smith. Free, open to the public. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Art Show, through Feb. 1, 2014 • Fall/Winter exhibition “Restructure: Contrast and Balance,” through 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,
The Mooresville Artist Guild — Artwork intake for juried exhibit and competition: 1-­5 p.m. Friday, January 10; 11 a.m.­-4 p.m. Saturday, January 11 • Exhibit: January 14-27 • Opening reception: 6­-8 p.m. Friday, January 17. Information/prospectus available at Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W Center Ave., 663­-6661,
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — Free, 704-920-2787,
Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — New show each month. 704-953-4304,
Frank Selby work in ‘Entropy’ exhibit — through Jan. 4, 2014: Group exhibition curated by Vassilios Doupas at Galeri Zilberman, Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey. Info at
Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St. Charlotte — Free and open to the public. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte,, Facebook
The Cabarrus Art Guild presents — The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Suite 250, Concord • 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31: Concord on Canvas Banner Walk; during Art Walk stop by the Union Street Bistro to view the Concord on Canvas paintings created by thirty-four artists. This will be the first time these paintings are shown before they are installed on Union Street and Church Street for everyone to enjoy. All artwork is auctioned off at the Concord on Canvas Auction on Friday, March 14. The Banner Launch is free and open to everyone!
Robert Crum Fine Art, 116 E. Council St. — Oil painting and mosaics shown in the gallery.
J Alston’s of Salisbury Studio and Gallery, 1007 Richard St. — 704 232 1467 or email at
Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 704-639-0606.
Pottery 101 at 101 S. Main St. — Gallery hours 10 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday. 704-209-1632,
Southern Spirit Gallery, 102 S. Main St. —, 704-633-0761.
Depot Art Gallery, corner of Center and Main, downtown Mooresville —, 704-664-5694.
Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-3160.

YMCA sponsored trips — • Tuesday January 14: Y-Wonders bus trip to NASCAR Hall of Fame, eat lunch there, then Bank of America Stadium tour. $28 includes everything • Broadway show trips, must sign up to reserve orchestra seating: March 4, 2014 “Evita;” April 1, 2014 “Ghost the Musical;” Aug. 20, 2014 “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111,, • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for all acoustic musicians. Admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Juried exhibit and competition — Mooresville Artist Guild’s first juried exhibit and competition, cash prizes, plus gift certificates to Lake Country Gallery. Juror: Anne Scott Clement of Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury. Intake Jan. 10-11, 2014. Information/prospectus at, questions Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville,