Music, dance and cabaret on tap this weekend in Rowan

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 23, 2014

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25: Antiques dealer/ certified appraiser Michael Hansen will look at, appraise, offer advice, information. He is extremely knowledgeable on a broad spectrum of general merchandise, including toys. Bring family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements. $5 per item, limit two per person. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 704-762 9359, 108 4th St.,
Rowan Public Library events — • Book Bites Book Club, 6:30-8 p.m. last Tuesdays, South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove, light refreshments. Jan. 28: “Wicked: The life and times of the Wicked Witch” by Gregory McGuire. 704-216-8229 • Superfoods Workshop, 5:45-7:15 p.m. Monday, January 27, South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Chance to win door prizes. Participants who attend all five workshops will be entered to win grand prize. Free but registration required at or 704-216-7734.
Concord Library events — • Snowy Story Time 704-920-058 • Wii Open Play Saturday Jan. 25 at 2 p.m., 704-920-2053 • Awesome Pageturners for ages 8-10, Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. discussing “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell plus fun activity. Register at 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12 , Thursday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. discussing Eva Ibbotson’s “The Abominables” plus a yeti activity. Register 704-920-2058• 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — • Jan. 24-26: 10th Annual Home & Landscape Show • Feb. 8-9: Sophisticats Cat Show • Feb. 16: Carolina Bridal Fair • Feb. 22-23: Carolina Alpaca Celebration • Feb. 27-March. 2: Tar Heel Kids Consignment Sale • 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976.
Center for the Environment — Events are free and open to the public. Registration required at 704-637-4727 or • 6:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 10: Nancy Sleeth, author of Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life, leads workshop “A Simple Plan that Simply Works,”
NC Rowan County Anime Group — See FILM listings
Symphony Guild 2014 events — • Bread Bootcamp, Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Check for space availability: Kate Davis,, 704-637-4314 • Gluten Free Cocktail Buffet: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, private home. 704-637-4314 Kate Davis

‘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,
Salisbury Symphony — 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. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. 704-637-4314;
Little Roy and Lizzy Long return — 7 p.m. Saturday Jan. 25: Concert tickets $25 reserved, $20 DOS. 704-985-6987, jbranch, sponsored by West Montgomery Lions Club, held at James H. Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troy.
The Salisbury Swing Band Combo — 7:30 PM Saturday, January 25: will appear at “The Arc of Cabarrus/Union Counties Ball” held at the Hotel Concord, 14 N. Union St., Concord, NC. The band is under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, and features vocalists Bill Bucher, and Laura Millspaugh. For further information visit
Chris Trapper live in concert — With special guest Andrew Hodges, February 7: Part of the Winter concert series at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St., 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 Marchshall Thompson) appearing with 70s R&B star Carl Carlton. RJ Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N.Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem,
Tosco Music Party — 7:30-1`0:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8: An acoustic music showcase with eclectic mix of styles, singalongs, $17-$234 at, 704-372-1000, Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.
Valentine’s Day with the music of the Carpenters — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14: The Winston-Salem Symphony presents Plugged-In Pops, featuring songs of love from the 60s and 70s: the Carpenters, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Bread, Barbra Streisand, more. Tickets $15-$62, Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, 336-464-0145,
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents — 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8: “Music for British and American Composers,” held at McGill Baptist Church, 6300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, March 22 • Zac Brown Band, March 29 • The Band Perry, April 25 • Reo Speedwagon, May 9 (was Feb. 14) • Dolly Parton, May 25 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.
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 • “Rock Of Ages,” Feb. 21-23, Belk • Alton Brown Live!, Feb. 24, Belk • “Evita,” March 4-9, Belk • Banff Mountain Film Festival, March 15, McGlohon • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

NC Dance Festival at UNC-C — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 24-25: Annual showcase of NC dance artists that travels across the state. Each evening presents a different program of touring and local ensembles and choreographers. Held in Robinson Hall. Tickets $14, $9 (seniors), $6 (students) at 704-687-1849.

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

Cannon School performs ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ — 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday- Saturday January 30-February 1: CTC’s hard-rocking 80s take on Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, in Taylor Hall. Big music, big hair, Shakespeare’s delightful characters brought to life. Cannon School is located just off I-85 and Poplar Tent Road, Cannon School
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 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Summer and Smoke’ — Feb. 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8pm and Sunday matinees Feb. 9, 16, 23 at 2:30 pm.: One of Tennessee William’s most highly regarded works, rated PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405,

PPT’s ‘Chicago’ — 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 and Tuesday Feb. 18: Seeking strong male and female singers and dancers with great personality and presence. Women: Vegas showgirl type. Men: Athletic/Acrobatic type. Dance experience a plus. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to sign up. Performers should prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show. Please wear fitted clothing and bring character shoes if you have them. Performance dates April 3-12. Details at Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471.

Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 11: Historic Neely School, Marchy Neely Grissom • March. 11: The War of 1812: Andrew Jackson and Horseshoe Bend, Jeff Bockert • 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
Mecklenburg Historical Association Docents — 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays: “Beyond the Wagon Road” series, $15 by Jan. 31, Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St., Charlotte, info at or • February 8: Agness Caldwell, Enslaved Woman of the Rosedale Plantation • February 15: Native Plants of Colonial Times • February 22: Seven Jewels in the Crown of Queen Charlotte.
Events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War across NC — details at 919-807-7389,

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.
Food plate benefit for Parlier/Hardin families — 4-11 p.m. Saturday Jan. 25: Chicken or bbq plates $7.50; entertainment by deejay Cherokee, 69z The Rock Band, Seth Grigg, Smokey & the Roadhouse; auction, door prize, raffle. On Easter Sunday Terri Parlier and her daughter died in an auto accident, then Parlier’s sister died. No life insurance to assist remaining children. Salisbury Elk’s Lodge #699, 508 S. Main St. Tickets 704-213-6881.
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.
Miss Rowan County Scholarship Pageant — 2-5 p.m. Sunday Feb. 9: Ashley Sanders iss Rowan County 2014 hosts “Buckets of Love Gala,” afternoon reception, silent auction to benefit Children’s Miracle Network, Tickets $20, held at  Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. RSVP by Jan. 25 to or 704-853-3781.
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, WinMock at Kinderton, Bermuda Run. 336-751-5214,
Third annual Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.’s Earth Day Jam — Saturday May 3: Headliner Justin Fedor and the New Familiars.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 24: Friday Night Bluegrass with Movin’ On. 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. 23: West A Bar & Grill, West A St., Kannapolis • Jan. 25 and Feb. 22: Concord Wine Room, 5401 Village Drive, Afton Village, Concord • 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. 25: Hip Hop and comedy night with Chad Costantino and Justin Parker. Hiphoppers are K David, Tha Gift, Prophet Khyle • 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. — • Live music Saturday nights • 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 — 8 p.m. until, Friday Jan. 24: Shagging deejay Mike Harding. Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. Friday Jan 24: Justin Fedor with Keith Allen • Saturday Jan 25: Local kids’ band Wacko. 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. Marchtha, 704-236-0344.

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 23: Porter & Stout Beer Tasting, $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 24: Treasure Hunter New Releases wine tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing, $5/person • Change to tasting schedule: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 24: Wines of South Africa wine tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person • Thursday Feb. 13: Wine & Tasting with Andrew Alley of 17th Street Distributing; specially paired chocolates by Chocolatier Barrucand of Concord. Price and time to be announced • 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.

Get in shape mentally, physically & spiritually — Noon-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays with Sacha: Bring your own mat or towel, water bottle, wear comfortable clothing, pay as you go. Discount for all 15 classes. Call Center for Faith & the Arts for questions or registration 704-647-0999. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., lower level Haven Lutheran Church.
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 Sal-Rowan Symphony Guild. Info: Kate Davis at or 704-637-4314.
New beginner line dance class at Nashville Nights — 7:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6, $3 per class. 704-762-9999.
New beginner line dance class at Rufty Holmes — 4:30- 5:30 p.m., begins Feb. 13, Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 704-633-7862.
Authentic Voice: Creative Soul one day retreat for women — 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8: Quiet your outer voices with body Come dressed for movement and messy art. Registration required, $65 per person, register at or or 704-647-0999 or Center For Faith & The Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.
Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages 2-1/2 to 102, Steppin’ Out Dance Company. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. 704-637-1222,,
Free improv workshop — 8:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 8: Paul Marchks 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,
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, Tuesdays 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. 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.
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 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).
‘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@
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.
Mooresville Artist Guild Depot — Contact Mooresville Artist Guild 704-663-6661 for pricing and enrollment, Main Street Mooresville • Art classes for children: Cartooning and Drawing People; learn different techniques and method in cartooning and drawing people from eastern Japanese/Manga style to traditional portraiture and figure drawing. No prerequisites. Wednesday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. February 19, 20, 26, 27 • Art classes for teen and homeschoolers: Digital Drawing and Mixed learn to draw and design using digital media design tool such as Photoshop and illustrator. This class is for beginners. Wednesday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. February 5, 6, 12, 13.

‘Diseases of the Lung’ — 12:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27: Spencer Presbyterian Faith Community Health Ministry hosts David Smith, MD; lunch provided by Wanda Smith. RSVP to Dot Landis 704-636-9352.
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. (new starting time) Fridays • 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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group presents — 6-8 p.m. Sunday Feb. 23: Showing “Brigadoon,” Rate MTV. No one under age 14. Woodleaf Lanes Conference room.
See two NC documentaries after Art Walk — Thursday, January 31: See Two North Carolina Documentaries After Art Walk , free at the Davis Theatre on Friday, January 31, after the downtown Concord Art Walk. “Firewall of Sound” and “The Projection Room” will be shown at 9 p.m. in the theatre located in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse, 65 Union St. S, Concord. The program is part of Modern Film Fest at the Davis, a partnership between the Cabarrus Arts Council and Modern Film Fest.

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. — Issue dates Jan 3, 10, 17, 24: 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 Mooresville Artist Guild — Juried exhibit and competition exhibit Jan. 14-27. Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W Center Ave., 663­-6661,
?The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — “Human Nature,” Jan. 21-March 13: artwork by 13 contemporary Southern artists. 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; 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. Banner Launch is free and open to the public
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,

YMCA sponsored trips — • 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.

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
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be an artist vendor or performer e-mail
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