Check out live music at local hot spots this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 16, 2014

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 17: Friday Night Bluegrass with John and Lynn Powell. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night. 704-754-4907,
DJAaronS presents — • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday Jan. 19: Grown and Sexy Affair at JC Price Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road $5 admission, dress code enforced, adults only.
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. 18: Sandy Hoffman • 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, Facebook, 704-267-9439,
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 17 and Saturday Jan. 18: The Tony Bailey 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.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — 9 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18: 80s night with The Hair Nation Band; come dressed your in favorite 80s get-up. Winter hours: Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. until.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 17: The Jeff Jensen Band • Saturday Jan. 18: Justin Fedor with special guest Jimmy Brown • 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sundays. 704-633-3750,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17: The Eric Solomon collection. Stephanie will be pouring six wines from the award winning wines of Eric Solomon. $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.

David Wilcox at LST — 7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 17: $15. Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,
‘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. LST Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., tickets at 704-310-5507,
Little Roy and Lizzy Long return — 7 p.m. Saturday Jan. 25: $25 reserved seating, $20 DOS. 704-985-6987, jbranch, sponsored by West Montgomery Lions Club, held at James H. Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troy.
Salisbury Symphony — Friday Jan. 31: 7:30 p.m. – Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. NC Symphony, William Henry Curry, conductor. 704-637-4314;
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 Marchshall Thompson) with 70s R&B star Carl Carlton. RJ Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N.Hawthorne Road, W-S,
Valentine’s Day with the music of the Carpenters — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14: Winston-Salem Symphony presents songs of love from the 60s-70s: Carpenters, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Bread, Barbara Streisand, more. Tickets $15-$62, Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, 336-464-0145,
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center 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. Complete listings at • “The Mountaintop,” Feb. 4-March. 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 • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

OCT’s Living Room Reading Series presents ‘The Graduate’ — 4 p.m., Sunday Jan. 19: The inspired movie hit of the sixties comes to life on stage. Free, rated rated PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405,
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — 2014 season “Bare Bones II” Feb. 6-16: “On Broadway and In Love,” gala performance Valentine’s evening. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road, 336-575-4446,
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Summer and Smoke’ — Feb. 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees Feb. 9, 16, 23 at 2:30 p.m.: One of Tennessee William’s most highly regarded works, rated PG, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405,

Laugh Tracks at Spoken Space Theatre — Jan. 17-18: Shows at 8 and 10 p.m., tickets $10 at the door. Spoken Space Theatre, Downtown Salisbury,
“Laugh for the Cure” — Saturday Jan. 18: Tickets $45-$75, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, uptown Charlotte, 704-372-1000,

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — Hand made porcelain baby or child dolls by Brenda Gregg, porcelain doll artist of Lexington, through Feb. 2014. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,
Concord Library events — • 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.; bring laptop and valid email address to access library WiFi. Registration required 704-920-2061 • Snowy Story Time 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — • Jan. 25-26: Access Broadway Talent Competition • Jan. 24-26: 10th annual Home & Landscape Show • Feb. 8-9: Sophisticats Cat Show • 4751 Hwy 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976
Center for the Environment — Free and open to the public. Registration required at 704-637-4727, • 6:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 10: Workdhop by Nancy Sleeth, author of Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life. Center for the Environment, Catawba College campus.
Chicken Day at Charlotte Nature Museum — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18: This month’s Creature Feature will introduce visitors to six breeds of chickens and three recently hatched baby chicks plus craft, puppet show, storytelling. Free with museum admission, $6 ages two and older. 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte,
Symphony Guild event — Gluten Free Cocktail Buffet: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, private home. 704-637-4314 Kate Davis

‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6- May 8, 2014: Annual 13-week history course. Teachers, CEC available. First class at Rowan Museum, following classes at various historic locations.$30 (discounts available). Register at HSF 704-636-0103 or
World War II Living History — Feb. 1 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) – 2 (1-4 p.m.): Southern England military base in 1944 as soldiers prepare for D-day. $8 adults, 5 and under free. Located on Sample Road off Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 11: Historic Neely School, Neely Grissom. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance, 704-633-5946,

Moondance Orchestra and Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury — 7:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18: Featuring Moondance Orchestra, music of Michael Bublé, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, etc., and Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury; fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries. Tickets $10. to see a demo of the bands. Held at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Autism awareness bake sale & craft bazaar — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Jan. 25: Local vendors with crafts, baked goods. All proceeds benefit the Autism Society of NC. Sponsored by EllaRae House & Garden, held at Faith Legion Club.
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
Flapjack breakfast for Just HOPE — 8-10 a.m. Saturday Feb. 1: $7 at the door, Applebees, Faith Road, or 704-279-5232. Benefits Just HOPE, a delivery food pantry serving the triad area.
Cause for Paws — 6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 21: 18th annual dinner and silent auction benefits The Humane Society of Davie County. $40 each/$75 for two, 168 East Kinderton Way, Bermuda Run. 336-751-5214,

Bread Bootcamp — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Jan. 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.
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.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 15: 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).
Free improv workshop — 8:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 8: Paul Marks from Over The Counter Improv conducts workshop on adding humor to public speaking and more. Hosted by Goldmine Toastmasters Club, Rotary Hall, 211 West Avenue, Kannapolis. No preregistration necessary,
New beginner line dance class at Nashville Nights — 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6, $3 per class.
New beginner line dance class at Rufty Holmes — 4:30- 5:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 13, through March 27. Seven weeks $31. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 704-633-7862.
Free online courses through RPL — Learn4Life offers high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly, with two lessons released weekly (for a total of 12). Each course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes, assignments, discussion area. Enroll at and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Spring classes at Waterworks — Register at or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
• Hand Building & Wheel Pottery, ages 12 to adult. Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4. All skill levels. Instructor Brent Smith, tuition $150 (nonmembers $180)
• Figure Drawing from Life, ages 21 and up, Tuesday s 7-9 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15. Monitor Don Moore, tuition $120 (nonmembers $150)
• Fun with Printmaking, ages 12 to adult, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1. This fun, creative, hands-on class. Instructor Anna Kenar, $150 (nonmembers $180)
‘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. 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
Classes at Pottery 101 — Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,,
CHILDREN’S clay classes: Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Instructor Jessica Buckwalter • Clay Valentines: Jan. 25 • Where the Wild Things Are: Feb. 1 • Creative Soap Dispenser: Feb. 15 • Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?: Feb. 22 • Clovers Pot O’ Gold: March 1 • Hilarious Hoppy Easter Bunnies: March 22 • Carrot Candy Dishes: March 29 Bring on the Sunshine!: April 12 • Spring Blue Birds: April 26
ADULT clay classes: Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 16-March 6 • For beginning and intermediate skill levels, $200.00 + $10 lab fee, clay and glazes provided, instructor: Keith Meyers • Open studio, for students who are able to work independently.Must have completed at least two beginning/intermediate level classes. $50/month + clay ($30/25 lb. bag). Includes glazing and firing. Studio sessions begin the 15th of each month, Tuesdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — Annual 13-week history course on Salisbury and Rowan County, begins in Feb. See HISTORY listings for details.
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@
Open knit at Tranqwool/Green Goat — TranqWool’s open Knit Night Thursdays 6-8 p.m. • Pilates by Karen now located in the back of the Gallery, formerly Pilates of Salisbury • New hours: 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, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 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.

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.
American Association of University Women — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 13: “Girls on the Run” by Tanya Kummerow, Council Director, Iredell and Rowan County Girls on the Run, nonprofit prevention program for girls 3rd-8th grade, for inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum. Light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Held at J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., check in at front desk. Information: Kyndall Moore,

Piedmont Singles — • 6:15 p.m. Fridays • Jan. 17: Bingo • Jan. 24: No meeting. 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. 704-677-2331.

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 (Marchk’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, Marchietta 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 works of Malboeuf in Statesville — 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24: Opening reception for Iredell Museums’ exhibit of the works of Danny Malboeuf, free and open to the public. Exhibit dates Jan. 24-March 14. Court Street Gallery, 704-873-4734,
Reception at The Mooresville Artist Guild — Juried exhibit and competition exhibit Jan. 14-27 • Opening reception: 6­‐8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W Center Ave., 663­‐6661,
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; during Art Walk stop by Union Street Bistro to view Concord on Canvas paintings created by thirty-four artists, first time shown before installation on Union and Church Streets Works to be auctioned off Friday, March 14.

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

New season for Concert Choir — 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.

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