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Go downtown tomorrow night to check out the craft beer event

Celebrate North Carolina brewing companies during the inaugural Summer Sip craft beer tasting event in Downtown Salisbury on Friday evening.
The event will feature a variety of unique, fresh and local craft beers. Visit at least 15 stops on the downtown tour to enter to win $100 Downtown Dollars.
Summer Sip tickets (available at http://downtownsalisburync.com/summer-sip-tickets) include:
• one commemorative beer tasting glass
• walking map on lanyard
• wristband
You may purchase multiple tickets and add commemorative pint glasses on the same order; however, there is a limited supply of pint glasses.
Entire orders will be held under your name for pickup at Will Call.*
A state-issued photo I.D. showing date of birth is required for each ticket holder in order to pick up tickets at Will Call, regardless of age.
*Will Call is located on the corner of S. Main and W. Fisher Streets and opens at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery is celebrating its fourth anniversary as North Carolina’s 100th winery on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., rain or shine.
Josh Sanders will be performing live and there will be corn hole, food plus beer and wine tastings. Bring your lawn chairs.
Visit www.caublecreekvineyard.com for more information, including the pre-pay package of $15/person which includes admission, a beverage and food. The general admission fee is $5.
Cauble Creek is located at 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-636-1137, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
This is closing weekend for PPT’s production of “Look Homeward, Angel.” Shows are tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Tickets for adults re $15, seniors and students are $12. For tickets call 704-633-5471 or purchase online at PiedmontPlayers.com.
HIGH ROCK LAKE — This Friday is comedy night at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge, with comedians Jarrod Harris and Lace Larrabee, starting at 9 p.m.
TJ’s is located at 2675 Providence Church Road, www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
GOLD HILL — Gold Hill Mines Historic Park is preparing for the 25th annual Gold Hill Founder’s Day Celebration to be held on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Applications are now available for arts/crafts, heritage living crafts and exhibits, hit and miss engines, antique tractors and more.
Exhibitors who are only demonstrating their craft and not selling goods are not required to pay for space, although an application is required for planning the spaces in the park.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary organizers anticipate a larger than normal turnout of vendors and artisans. To request an application call 704-267-9439, 704-279-1630 or download the application at www.historicgoldhill.com.
The deadline is Sept. 22. For more information call 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.
SPENCER — Love Kaleidoscopes? Learn how to create your own in the kaleidoscope workshop that will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Instructor Sue Davis, of Visual Joy Studios, will teach participants how to create their very own kaleidoscope. Bring a photo or drawing to personalize your work.
The $45 cost includes all materials. All ages above 8 are welcome. The class will be held at the Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer. For more information, call 704-431-4527 or visit www.greengoatgallery.com
The Center for Faith & the Arts is offering an Artist’s Way course for people who want support and fellowship in their creative expression.
The 13-week program is an intensive experience of recovering and encouraging artistic growth, no matter the medium. Visual artists, writers, parents, renovators, innovators, teachers, gardeners, golfers, attorneys — all are welcome.
The Artist’s Way, based on the book of the same name by Julia Cameron, has a non-denominational, spiritual approach to creating, based on the belief that inspiration is a natural process, given to us by our creator.
The course is led by Myra Tannehill, who has facilitated writing, creativity, and art groups for more than two decades.
Meeting time is Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 8 and running for 13 consecutive weeks until Dec. 1. The course is $145, plus the book can be purchased at Just the Thing/Literary Bookpost. Childcare is available for a nominal fee.
To participate in the Friday night Mud Bog event (there will be prizes) at the Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo on Aug. 15, contact Garrett Barger at 704-791-6317 or bluelinecreative@outlook.com or www.finfeatherfurexpo.com or Facebook: Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo. The Expo will be held at the Rowan County Fairgrounds Aug. 15-17.
KANNAPOLIS — Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival in downtown Kannapolis is a free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Last year’s festivals included oil painters, jugglers, woodworkers, magicians, jewelry makers, musicians, pottery makers, live painting, writers and metal workers. The festival is open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture and performances.
The festival is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. To register for free to be an artist vendor or performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
CHARLOTTE — This free event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and more are welcome.
Due to the great interest, performers are selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org or see www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCNG96fkEQU
CHARLOTTE — On Monday, Aug. 4, the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square presents The Bacon Brothers, Michael and Kevin, with special guest Cindy Alexander.
Ticket prices begin at $34.50. Find details at www.blumenthalarts.org
Known fondly as ‘The Funniest Man in America,’ James Gregory will perform at the Meroney Theater on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Gregory’s comedy is the direct result of the values he grew up with. The absence of vulgarity sets him apart and he creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a Southern accent and universal story-telling..
Tickets are $27 for general admission and $35 for preferred seating. There will be a meet and greet immediately following the show.
The Meroney Theater is located at 213 S. Main St. For tickets call 704-633-5471 or visit PiedmontPlayers.com
“USO — Until They All Come Home,” a USO tribute show, opens next Thursday and will run Aug. 7-9 and 14-16.
Lee Street will collaborate with the Rowan Choral Society in this show, a tribute to the longtime USO shows led by the legendary entertainer Bob Hope.
Local personality Kent Bernhardt will serve as emcee, and the variety show will span the 73-year history of the United Service Organizations, a group that’s entertained our troops for decades.
The theater is located at 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
WINSTON-SALEM — Tickets to the Winston-Salem Symphony’s gala concert “An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma” will go on sale to the general public on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. Patrons may call 336-464-0145 or purchase on-line at WSsymphony.org. Seating is limited. Ticket prices range from $35 to $163.
This one-night-only concert will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. under the direction of Robert Moody, Music Director. The concert will be held at Reynolds Auditorium at 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem.
WINSTON-SALEM — Twin City Stage will hold auditions for “The Outsiders” from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. No appointment is necessary.
Performance dates are Oct. 17-19. All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre. For more information, call Twin City Stage at 336-748-0857 x201 or visit www.twincitystage.org
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2: Darrell Harwood and Gal Friday at Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis. Free outdoor country concert
• Movies in the Park, “The Nut Job” – Friday, Aug. 8, 8:45 p.m., Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis
• Thursdays on Main, Tim Clark Band – Thursday, Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m., Veterans Park, corner of N. Main and East First St., Kannapolis.
• Summer Concert Series, Too Much Sylvia – Saturday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis.
• Union Street Live, Lakeside Drive Band – Thursday, Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m., Means Avenue, Concord. Free outdoorconcert
• Concord Art Walk – Friday, Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m., downtown Concord. Featured will be the opening reception for the “Into the Woods” exhibition at The Galleries. Download a map at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org after Aug. 15.  For more information, call 704-920-2787
• Stories Under the Stars, Steve Langley – Saturday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. Storyteller Steve Langley with juggling and magic.
The complete schedule of dates, times and entertainers is available at www.cityofkannapolis.com/ summerevents

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