The holidays are over but there’s still lots to do

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 9, 2014

Salisbury Symphony’s upcoming events — Saturday, Jan. 11: 7:30 p.m. – Hedrick Auditorium & Crystal Lounge, Catawba College. Big Band Bash! Fundraiser for Salisbury Symphony. 704-637-4314; • Friday Jan. 31: 7:30 p.m. – Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. 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;
Richard Smith in concert at RPL — 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 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,,
David Wilcox at LST — 7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 17: Lee Street Theatre’s Winter Concert Series presents Wilcox and special guest Jeremy Agger. $15 general admission only, all ages show. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,
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.
?‘The British are Coming’ — Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Lee Street Theatre’s Café/Cabaret presents a British invasion with full band of musicians backing the performers. LST Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., tickets at 704-310-5507,
The 70s come to W-S — 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: The Stylistics, “Duke of Earl” Gene Chandler and The Chi Lites (with original member Marshall Thompson) appearing with 70s R&B star Carl Carlton. R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N.Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem,
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — • B.B. King, Jan. 12, Knight • “The Mountaintop,” Feb. 4-Mar. 2, Booth • The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Feb. 6-7, McGlohon • Pat Metheny Unity Group, Feb. 14, Knight • C.S. Lewis “The Great Divorce,” Feb. 15-16, Knight • Wayne Brady, Feb. 23, Knight • “Rock Of Ages,” Feb. 21-23, Belk • Alton Brown Live!, Feb. 24, Belk • “Evita,” March 4-9, Belk • PostSecret: Unheard Voices, April 22-May 4, Booth • Kenny Loggins, April 27, Belk • Cirque Dreams Rocks, May 15-16, Knight • Charlotte Squawks 10, June 6-29: Booth • Blumenthal Performing Arts is THE BELK THEATER/BOOTH PLAYHOUSE/STAGE DOOR THEATER AT 130 N. TRYON ST. AND THE MCGLOHON THEATRE AT SPIRIT SQUARE/DUKE ENERGY THEATER AT 345 NORTH COLLEGE ST. AND KNIGHT THEATER AT LEVINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT 430 SOUTH TRYON ST. AND OVENS AUDITORIUM AT 2700 EAST INDEPENDENCE BLVD. 704-372-1000,,
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.

Nureyev State Ballet Theatre presents “The Sleeping Beauty” — Thursday Jan. 16: The Nureyev State Ballet Theatre from the city of Ufa, hometown of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev, brings the world’s most beloved ballet to life. $35-$65. Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

“Laugh for the Cure” — Saturday Jan. 18: Tickets $45-$75, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, uptown Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,
Brian Regan at Ovens Auditorium — 8 p.m. Saturday March 22, 2014: Comedian with the most appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman. 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. $39.50/$45 at
Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Thank God For Jokes’ — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014: Painfully awkward stories about jokes and how they can get you in trouble. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte. $23-$43, 704-372-1000 or

Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — 2014 season “Bare Bones II” Feb. 6-16: “On Broadway and In Love,” gala performance Valentine’s evenin • 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.

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 • May 13: NC/US Interstate Highway System, Walter Turner • June 10: Show and Share. 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
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 Founder’s Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.

Join PPT for ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ set construction — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Jan. 11: (lunch provided). No experience required, come for an hour, come for the day. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633 5471.
Book signing — Saturday, Jan. 18: Local author Jan McCanless will sign two new books “Murder on the Mississippi” and “Tire Patch Cookies are Good for the Soul” at Literary BookPost, 110 S. Main St.
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 — • Book+ Teen Activity 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 11 discussing “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, make a magnet craft. Register at 704-920-2053 • Historical book discussion Monday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. discussing “The Lost Colony,” register at 704-920-2054 • Creators of Cool-Snow Globes, Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. for ages 7-12, 704-920-2058 • B.E.R.R.Y. Exciting Memory Research, Wednesday, Jan. 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, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m., 704-920-2058 • Concord Friends of the Library winter meeting and volunteer recognition ceremony, Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m., 704-920-2050 • League of Extraordinary Legos Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12, 704-920-2058 • Explore Genealogy information session Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.; may bring a laptop and will need a valid email address to access library WiFi. Registration required 704-920-2061 • Snowy Story Time 704-920-058 • Wii Open Play Saturday Jan. 25 at 2 p.m., 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook •
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • Jan. 4-5: Concord Gun & Knife Show • 4-5: Repticon • 11: Athletic Championship Cheer • 25-26: Access Broadway Talent Competition • 24-26: 10th Annual Home & Landscape Show.
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,

Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11: Two bands, food, beverages, dancing; raises funds for symphony concerts and music education programs. Tickets $75 each at or 704-637-4314.
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.
Waterworks’ 9th annual Oyster Roast 2014 — 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25: at the F&M Bank Trolley Barn, tickets $85 (must be 21), $80 for members. or 704-636-1882

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 10: Bluegrass with The Sugarloaf Ramblers. 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. 16 and 23: West A Bar & Grill, West A St., Kannapolis • Jan. 25 and Feb. 22: Concord Wine Room, 5401 Village Drive, Afton Village, Concord • Old Stone Vino Main St., Kannapolis. (Acoustic hits of the last 50 years) See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar 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 Jan. 11: 7th Vessel and Arms of Mercy • 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,
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 11: Bonfire • 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 p.m. Saturday Jan. 11: CC Mullins and The Rude Mood Band; also the Bloodworth project . 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 — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10: Ca’ Momi Vineyards wine tasting with John McLaughlin, $5/person • Coming up: Feb. 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.

TONIGHT: ‘Chicago’ Style Master Dance class — 7 p.m. $15. Choreographer Tod Kubo leads master class includeing dance styles featured in PPT’s spring musical ‘Chicago!’ 25 spots available at 704-633 5471. Norvell Theater Dance Studio, 135 E. Fisher St.
Beginner Bridge Lessons — Noon-2:30 p.m.: Seven week course with MLK holiday off. Very basic instruction by Kerry Morgan. Class began Jan. 6; call for availability 704-636-8906 or e-mail Held at the Salisbury Civic Center.
“Let’s Get Messy” — 7-9 p.m., one evening pottery wheel class at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St.; also make and decorate a pot. Ages 14-adult, most Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Available dates Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23. Cost $35, advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
Water Yoga/Tai Chi in the pool — 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays (began Jan. 6; call for availabaility). New beginner level aquatics class at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center Age 55+, participants must be members of Rufty-Holmes and receive fitness consultation. $20/month.
?Bread Bootcamp — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday January 25: Learn to bake with yeast, explore mixing and shaping techniques. $50, vegetarian soup served for lunch. Private home. Sponsored by Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild. Info: Kate Davis at or 704-637-4314.
Jan. senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55+ at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, new 8-wk. session begins Jan. 6. Beginner or intermedate. 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 tonight Jan. 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, Jan. 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’s open Knit Night Thursdays 6-8 p.m. • New hours bginning Jan. 12: Sunday 1-6 p.m., Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday closed, Thursday- Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5-8 p.m. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, Green Goat Gallery, 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: introduction to drawing, pastel, sculpture. $10 two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
?Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday Jan. 18: Is the Bible scientifically accurate; what makes it unique; is it still practical for our day; what does it say about our future; what is its message; how can it help us with our family life; how can it help me find true happiness. These topics and more covered, bring your own Bible. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL).

Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 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. (new starting time) 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.

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. — New collection of encaustic paintings by Karen Frazer, also the sculpture work of Robert Toth. Through Feb. 7. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Closed month of Jan. 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, Jan. 10; 11 a.m.­-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 • Exhibit: Jan. 14-27 • Opening reception: 6­-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 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,
The Cabarrus Art Guild, The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Suite 250, Concord — 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31: Concord on Canvas Banner Walk; at Union Street Bistro view ‘Concord on Canvas’ created by thirty-four artists, before they are installed on Union Street and Church St., to be auctioned off at the Concord on Canvas Auction on Friday, March 14.

YMCA sponsored trips — • Tuesday Jan. 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 YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

LST 6th annual 10-Minute Original Play Festival — Due Feb. 1: Theme “Office Hours.” Rules, guidelines at

New Concert Choir season— All singers invited to join; Concert Choir will be singing Carmina Burana with the Salisbury Symphony; also Spring concert “Bach and the Boys” with Bach choral selections, music of his contemporaries, and from Bach’s “famous son” PCQ Bach we will sing “the Seasonings.” Practices at St. John Lutheran’s choir room. For info email
Gold Hill 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.
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, others welcome. Audience seating first-come-first-served. Due to great interest, performers are selected by lottery. E-mail or see

Miniature show by The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. — Feb. 8-March 9: “The Magnified Heart, a Valentine’s Day Miniature Show,” all mediums accepted, 5×7 or smaller. Provide two framed pieces at a fee of $5 per piece, by Jan. 31 or Feb. 1. Pieces offered for sale at 60% commission in favor of the artist. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Contact Jenni 704-431-4527 or