Roundabout — What’s Happening July 24-30
Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 24, 2014
Opening Night for PPT’s for ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ at the Norvell — 7:30 p.m. tonight. Join the cast for a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. Note: “Look Homeward, Angel” is part of PPT’s Summer Swap and will be performed at the Norvell Theater. Tickets 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Show dates: July 24-26, 30-31 and Aug. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m., July 27 at 2:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
OCT’s Living Room Reading Series presents ‘Lombardi’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 10: by Eric Simonson, based on the book “When Pride Still Mattered – A Life of Vince Lombardi” written by David Maraniss. Free, rated PG. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Noises Off’ — Sept. 11-28: Hilarious and classically comic play. Rated PG, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www. oldcourthousetheatre.org
PPT season tickets on sale now — Five youth shows at the Norvell including “Tarzan,” “Charlotte’s Web” plus four mainstage shows at the Meroney including Tony Award-winning Musical “CATS.” Season ticket holders can also purchase tickets now for PPT and the Salisbury Symphony’s production of “Les Miserables” in October. Public tickets for this show do not go on sale until Sept. 2. piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.
LSt season tickets on sale now — Seventh season includes Off-Broadway musicals, live concerts, intimate dramas, original 10-minute plays. All shows are general admission seating; evening performances start at 7:30; lobby doors open one hour prior to showtime. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Brick Street Live concert tonight — 7 p.m.: Live concert on Fisher Street featuring Motel Soap. www.brickstreetlive.com
Whitetop Mountain Band To Perform at Broadway’s Best — 6 p.m. July 26: Broadway’s Best Theatre Company presents the second in their visiting artists series, the Whitetop Mountain Band, $15 (cash or check only) at the door, online with $2 handling fee. Located at 103 Beechtree Place, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road, Exit #174 Davie County. Tickets, info at www.broadwaysbest.biz
Summer concert series at Bell Tower Park — 5-7 p.m. Thursday: Every second and third Thursday through Oct. 19. At the gazebo in Bell Tower Park, corner of W. Innes and S. Jackson Streets. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks & Recreation and Guitars USA.
Free performance of ‘Cinderella’ by Piedmont Dance Theatre — 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26: Free performance of Cinderella by Piedmont School of Music and Dance, at Village Park Amphitheater, Kannapolis. 704-932-8888 or 704-574-7110, http://piedmontdancetheatre.com
Woodleaf Tomato Trot — Friday, Aug. 8: 5K starts at Woodleaf Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. For more information: Patti Safrit, firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodleaf Tomato Festival — beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Celebrating the community’s heritage, sponsored by and held at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. For more information: Patti Safrit, email@example.com
Hot Summer Nights annual Gold Hill cruise in — 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Historic Gold Hill Merchants host showcase of classic cars, antique cars, street rods, cycles. Deejay Gary Walter with ‘50s and ‘60s music. Shops open late, food and vendors available. Historic Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, e-mail goldhillmerchants firstname.lastname@example.org or www.historicgoldhill.com
Historic Gold Hill Village Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27: See Brief on page 2D.
Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9: What did our ancestors do before technology? See fiber/textile, hide tanning, fire starting, cooking demos, First Mecklenburg Militia demo drills in preparation for the American Revolution. Adults $8, seniors/students $7, children 5 and under under free • Revolutionary War Reenactment: The Battle of Charlotte Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31: In September of 1780 Lord Cornwallis and his Legion entered Charlotte, North Carolina and found a Hornets Nest. Learn about the struggle that took place in Mecklenburg County, battle reenactment each day at 2 p.m.. $8 Adults, $7 seniors and students, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Sam Ervin and Watergate: 40 Years Later — Saturday, Aug. 9: See Brief on page 3D. Information 919-807-7900 or www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 and 9 p.m Friday, July 25: The walk covers a six block area in downtown Salisbury and hear tales of hauntings from days gone by. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Make reservations at email@example.com or 704-798-3102.
Uptown Lexington Summer Stroll — 7-9 p.m. Friday: See Brief on page 3D.
Annual Circus Train puppet show — Saturdays through July, Library Park, Third St., Spencer. 7 p.m. free hot dogs, 7:30 p.m. show begins. Sponsored by Central UMC. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free snow cones. 704-636-4101.
Lee Street theatre’s Season 7 Kickoff Party — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31: See brief on page 3d or email email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Summer Reading Program at The Last Word Bookstore — For readers up to age 12. Bring in a list of ten books you’ve read and earn $5 in trade credit that never expires. Program runs through Aug. 15. More info at 704-245-6159 or Thelastwordsalisbury@gmail.com
2014 Summer Sip — Friday, Aug. 1: Celebrate NC brewing companies during the inaugural SummerSip craft beer tasting event in Downtown Salisbury Detials at http://downtown salisburync.com/ summer-sip-tickets
Second Time Around Band at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday,Aug. 2: Non-members welcome, bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Pat Cohen plus ice cream — 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: Ice cream social with Pat Cohen, $2 per person, non-members welcome, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Free living will assistance at the South Rowan Y — 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17: Living Will & Health Care Power of Attorney,, Notaries available for the signing of the documents Free, must sign up at 704-857-7011. J. Fred Corriher Jr. South YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove.
Concord Library events — • Awesome Pageturners for ages 8-10, July 29 at 4 p.m. Register at 704-920-2058 • Book+ for Teens July 29 at 2 p.m., make marble magnets and talk about “Unwind” by Neal Shusterman. Register at 704-920-2053 • Mad Science for ages 5-12 July 30 at 3 p.m.; hot air balloons, vortex generators, hovercraft will help children understand the power of air. 704-920-2058. • Amazing Engineering July 31 at 3 p.m.; put the engineering and architecture principles of “The Three Little Pigs to use in building a kinetic sculpture. 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12 July 31 at 4 p.m. to discuss Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” plus activity. Register at 704-920-2058.. • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • July 27: Whirling Brothers Circus • July 29: Bullypedia/Atomic Dogg Magazine Super Bully Show • Aug. 2-3: Max Fast Flyball Dogs Show • Aug. 7-10: Greater Monroe Kennel Club Agility Trials Dog Show • Aug. 22-23: Repticon Charlotte Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo • Sept. 26: Diamond Rio with special guest recording artist Raquel Cole • Oct. 3-10: Splash of Color Fiber Arts and Quilt Show • Oct. 18: RKC Nationals 2014
The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man. Exhibiting all the latest in hunting, fishing, camping, golf carts, farming and riding in the outdoors. www.finfeatherfurexpo.com
‘Go Figure’ at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — Figurative art group displays a fantasy storybook exhibit based on characters from children’s stories turned into three dimensional reality. On display until September. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Concord/ Kannapolis free Summer entertainment series — Darrell Harwood and Gal Friday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m., Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis • Movies in the Park, “The Nut Job,” Aug. 8, 8:45 p.m., Village Park, 700 W. C St. • Thursdays on Main, Tim Clark Band, Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m., Veterans Park • Summer Concert Series, Too Much Sylvia, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Village Park, 700 W. C St. • Union Street Live, Lakeside Drive Band, Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m., Means Avenue, Concord. F • Concord Art Walk, Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m., downtown Concord • Stories Under the Stars, Steve, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis • For more information, visit www.cityofkannapolis.com/summerevents.
Flapjack breakfast — 8–10 a.m. Saturday July 26: at Applebees, Faith Road. Benefits Dunbar School alumni association. Call Greta Saunders 704-633-8983 for details.
Bloodmobile and hotdog benefit for Canine Angels — Saturday, Aug. 2: Hot dog sale 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; blood mobile 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Canine Angels is an organization that trains rescue dogs to become service dogs to disabled vets. Sponsored by Trading Ford Baptist Church Royal Ambassadors, 704-453-2885, Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road.
‘Two on the Aisle’ cabaret — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society event celebrating the talents of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme by Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore. Performed in Salisbury only once as a fundraiser for the Salisbury Symphony, in the Messinger Room of the Rowan Museum. Tickets $50 per person at salisburysymphony.org by Aug. 15. Information at salisburysymphony.org or 704-.637-4314 or email@example.com
14th annual Links for Lupus golf tournament — Aug. 25: Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. Registration 11 a.m., shotgun start 12:30 p.m., dinner reception 5:30 p.m. To benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC). http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com
17th annual Charity Ride for the children’s home — Saturday, Sept. 13: Charity ride to the Masonic Home for Children, Oxford. Leaving from Eureka #283 Masonic Lodge in China Grove. $20 per person includes t-shirt and ticket for door prizes. Breakfast 6 (all you can eat) at the Lodge before leaving at 7:30 a.m. Contact Doug Earnhardt 704-957-0346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourteenth annual Blues & Burritos — 6-10 p.m Friday, Sept. 19: hosted by Homesley & Wingo Law Group and takes place on the front lawn at 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. With Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Max Drake, Shelia Carlisle as special guest performers joining the Part Time Blues Band. No admission fee,t donations encouraged. All donations this year go to Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and HealthReach Community Clinic. Information at www.lakenormanlaw.com
2014 Mad Hatter’s OddBall — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18: Center for Faith & the Arts’ Mad Hatter’s OddBall, an evening in wonderland with music, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, costume contest, general revelry. F&M Trolley Barn. Information/reservations at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • Monday, NTN trivia • Tuesday, open Mike night • 704-639-0694.
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26: The Duck Brothers • Sign-up deadline 7 p.m. every Friday for in-house pool tournament, $5, start playing by 7:30; also open jukebox • Every Sunday is “Trenner Day,” open pool table all day • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com.
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass with John and Lynn Powell. 704-278-4070.
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — Sky Lounge open, 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
Danny Franklin plays live — • 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 2: Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis • 7 p.m. Aug. 6: Speakeasy Smokehouse and Taproom, 316 Brookdale St., Kannapolis • 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9: Sportspage, 8400 Delhaven Blvd., Charlotte.
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. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
Opening in August: The Grapevine, 209 S. Main St.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m. Saturday: open mic night • 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. 704-213-1467.
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, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Locked & Loaded. $5 cover • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
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.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9:30 p.m. Saturday: The Whiskey Dick Band • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, www. facebook.com/ unclebucksgrub
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. Dances on second and fourth Friday, dress code upscale casual, no jeans. Martha, 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000, www.eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. this evening: German beer tasting including Weiss, Bock, Altbier, Pilsner and Dunkel styles. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Spanish wines from the Eric Solomon portfolio presented by Andrew Leach of Freedom Beverage. Andrew will be featuring six wines from Spain, all highly rated and reasonably priced. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop. com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th winery. Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine tastings $8 per person with a selection of eight wines for tastings. Also juices, non-alcohol ciders, food products, gift items. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com for upcoming events.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse —5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday: Jean-Luc Leroux playing on the patio during Wine Down Friday dinner service, reservations required. Visit www.morganridgevineyards.com for menu selections. Patio seating reserved for WDF or bring lawn chairs and enjoy a night of music. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911.
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52, 1 mile south of Granite Quarry. www.oldstonewines.com
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com
Adult acting classes — 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays Sept. 29 through Dec. 15: 12-week course by Lee Street theatre and The Acting Place. Led by Craig Kolkebeck, director of education for The Acting Place and adjunct instructor with Catawba College theatre arts department. For ages 16 and up. Cost $225, class size limited to 10. Registration or information: Lee Street theatre, 704-310-5507 or email email@example.com
Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St., next to Meroney Theater. Create a painting, no artistic experiences necessary. Canvases for purchase on site in two sizes, wine and food available for purchase, catered by Cartucci’s. Cost per paint session $25. RSVP Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704 213-6171.
Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays Aug. 23, Oct. 18: Using tools provided, students are guided through the spoon carving process. Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-279-9087.
Free basic computer classes — Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes run for two hours. Call 704-680-7317 or 704-870-8862 to schedule an appointment time. Knox’s Computer Business, 512 Klumac Road, Suite 8.
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, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance @carolina.rr.com
Shag Lessons — Mondays at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center: Carolina shag lessons with Ashley and Tobitha Stewart, at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center • Beginner I: 5:30 p.m. for those who don’t know how and want to learn • Beginner II,- 6:30 p.m. for those who know how to shag and want to improve.No partner required. $50 per person for 4 weeks. Information, enrollment at Lee Street theatre or 704-310-5507.
Sculpture class at Waterworks enrolling now — Sept. 15-19: With instructor Maria Michaelson. Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. Class limited to 12 students. Tuition $625. All materials and kiln firing are included. 123 E. Liberty St.
PPT summer theatre camps — Now through August: Elementary through high school students, also K-2nd grade. Complete info on classes/instructors at www.PiedmontPlayers.com Register at Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. or call 704-633-5471.
‘Let’s Get Messy’ — July 30: A one evening pottery class at Pottery 101 offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel, ages 14-adult. $35. Advance registration required. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com or email email@example.com
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly. Enroll at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, July 26: 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 with family life; how can it help find true happiness. These topics and more covered, bring your own Bible. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@ gmail.com
Painting with Patt — Ongoing adult oil painting classes, Tuesdays 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. Call for info or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, www.pattlegg.net
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10/two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
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.
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. 704-677-2331.
Salisbury hosts Movies at the Park — 9 p.m., free. Corner of W. Miller and N. Jackson. • July 25: Free Birds • Aug. 8: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 • Aug. 22: Planes: Fire and Rescue: Sept. 5: The Lego Movie: www.salisburync.gov/Departments/ParksandRecreation/Pages/Movies-in-the-Park.aspx?Summer movie series at RPL headquarters — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Headquarters (201 W. Fisher St.) • July 29: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs • Aug. 5: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow • Aug. 12: The Andromeda Strain (G)
Summer movie series at RPL South branch — 2 p.m. Wednesdays, South Rowan Regional (China Grove) • July 30: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow • Info at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or Headquarters, 704-216-8256; South Rowan Regional, 704-216-7730; East Branch, 704-216-7840.
PPT’s and Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Les Miserables’ — Aug. 29 at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Aug. 30 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Only 25 spots per time slot. Auditions by appointment only; to sign up call 704-633-5471. Show dates Oct. 17-19 at Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Lee Street Theatre — •”One-Act Play Festival” 7-9 p.m., Aug. 10-11: Character lists and summaries TBA. These plays need a wide variety of ages and types. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts. Performance dates Sept. 18-27 • “RENT” Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Aug. 17, 3-5 p.m. Produced in collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts Department. Performance dates Nov. 13-22. Prepare 12-16 bars of a modern musical in the style of the show. Auditions consist of range checks, cold readings from the script, a dance audition • www.leestreet.org/auditions, email email@example.com, or call 704-310-5507.
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra — Sunday, Sept. 7: Auditions for assistant principal second violin and any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Music director David Hagy will hear auditions in the afternoon in the Williams Music Building, Catawba College. Play a prepared piece of choice, excerpts of the music director’s choice, and sight-reading. For excerpts and appointment time, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see www.salisburysymphony.org
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Salute to veterans with window display featuring prints saluting our military in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam; special prices for veterans • On exhibit: Connie Loflin Peninger, Betty Sedberry. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — “Celebration of Spring,” new paintings by Phyllis Steimel and Mark Brincefield. Frazer. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Carve Into Life…Palette Knife Paintings of Patt Legg. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5- 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1-6 p.m. 704-431-4527, email@example.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Chica! Chica! Chica! An exhibit of art by Marietta Foster Smith covering four decades and a variety of styles and media. This exhibit is a tribute to women and girls. Exhibit runs through July 26, 2014. Free, open to the public. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Tł: Textiles, Text, & Texture: Summer exhibition features NC artists Peg Gignoux,Leslie Pearson. Through Sept. 6 • Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart, Stanback Sensory Garden. Through April 1, 2015 Summer hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org G704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
Iredell Museums presents ‘Treasures of the Collections’ — Exhibit featuring special pieces from the museums’ permanent collection including an original pen and ink drawing by Salvador Dali. 134 Court St., downtown Statesville,704-873-4734, www.iredellmuseums.org
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — Need some relief from serious art? Visit “Comic Relief” through July 31. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
YMCA sponsored trips — Aug. 5: Lake Norman lunch cruise, $29.50 per person includes transportation, tip, ticket, lunch. Buses leave from J. Fred Corriher Jr. South YMCA, 950 Kimball Road. China Grove, 704-857-7011 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12: Charlotte Southern Women Show, $23 per person, non-members welcome. Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. • 11:30 Nov. 4: Barn dinner theater matinee “Always a Bridesmaid,” $43 per person includes lunch, transportation, tips, ticket. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. • Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com
Davie County Senior Services trip — Sept. 25-26: “Oklahoma” at the Temple Theater, part of overnight trip to Sanford and Smithfield includes tour of Ralihouse Museum, shopping, “Oklahoma,” tour of the Ava Gardner Museum and showing of her movie “Showboat.” For info or registration for seat on the Motorcoach, call 336-753-6230.
Market off Market Street event — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday: Concord Downtown hosts vendors selling unique items. Send application to Kristin@concorddowntown.com
The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man. Exhibiting all the latest in hunting, fishing, camping, golf carts, farming and riding in the outdoors. www.finfeatherfurexpo.com
Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury reaches thousands of people. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Asheboro Fall Festival applications — 42nd Fall Festival, Oct. 4-5: Randolph Arts Guild vendor applications available at the Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., downtown Asheboro or www.AsheboroFallFestival.com or 336-629-0399. Booth fee $25 up to early registration deadline of June 30.
South Carolina Film Institute — The internship program is designed to expose college students/aspiring filmmakers to the Hollywood/New York standard of making movies and tv shows. The 8 week program runs from September-October 2014. Qualifications: College student/college graduate, must love movies, must own computer, available three days a week four hours a day. Apply at www.scfilm.tv/interns.html
Carolina Artists 2014 EXPO at the Civic Center — Entry deadline: Friday, Aug. 8. Show dates: Aug. 20-22. Entry forms, information at www.thecarolinaartists.org or at Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St.; The Framing Gallery, 320 N. Main St.; Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.; Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Entry fee: paid members $25 for five entries; non-members $25 for two entries and up to five additional entries $5 each. Categories: oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil, pastel, pen and ink, charcoal, collage, mixed media. www.thecarolinaartists.org
2014 “Faces Of Trinity Living” portrait exhibit — Deadline Friday, Aug. 8 for exhibit at Waterworks beginning Sept. 17, opening reception Sept. 25. Portraits to be presented to family members in November. Biographies of participants available. Artists may work in their medium of choice. To participate call Trinity Living Center 704-637-3940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Call for artists for Rowan Helping Ministries’ 2014 Christmas Honor Card — Deadline 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 for Rowan Helping Ministries’ 2014 Christmas Honor Card. The artwork should represent Rowan Helping Ministries’ mission: “to serve, through cooperative community action, our neighbors in Rowan County who are in crisis, by providing essential life needs and educating and empowering them to break the cycle of crisis.” Our motto is “Putting God’s Love Into Action.” Artwork can be 5×7, 7×10, 9×12˝ or 10×14. Bleed the color to allow for cropping. Signature should be well inside dimension lines. Include artist name, artwork title, medium used on a separate sheet. Information: Karen Taylor at 704-637-6838 x100 or firstname.lastname@example.org To submit, bring to Karen Taylor at Rowan Helping Ministries, 226 N Long St.
YMCA Art Show — Sept. 16: You do not have to be a member of the YMCA. Contact Louise Klaver 704-636-0111 to reserve a place. You must provide your own easels. Tables provided first come first serve.
29th annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6: Lenoir’s annual event features sculptural artwork by artists from across the United States competing for more than $10,000. in cash. Registration open up to day of the event. Cost to register the day of is $80; discounts for early registration. Details at www.caldwellarts.com