Saturday is closing night for PPT’s ‘Look Homeward, Angel’
Saturday is closing night for ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ at the Norvell — 7:30 p.m. 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 31 and Aug. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Old Courthouse Theatre’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: Called the funniest farce ever written. Rated PG, $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Harris and Larrabee at TJ’s — 9 p.m. Friday: Comedy night at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge, with Jarrod Harris and Lace Larrabee. 2675 Providence Church Road, www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
‘The Funniest Man in America’ comes to the Meroney — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Comedian James Gregory hosts an evening of non-stop laughter. Tickets $27 for general admission, $35 for preferred seating. Meet and greet immediately following the show. The Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. For tickets call 704-633-5471 or visit PiedmontPlayers.com
Free community appreciation fun day — Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9: Summer fun for everyone. Bounce house, music, food , board games, street games like dodgeball, splash fun, much more. Everything is free. Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., East Spencer. 704-637-9043 or 704-754-1458 or southerncitytabamez.com
Woodleaf Tomato Trot — Friday, Aug. 8: 5K starts at Woodleaf Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. For more information: Patti Safrit, 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 the showcase of classic cars, antique cars, street rods, cycles. Deejay Gary Walter’ with music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Shops open late, food and vendors available. Historic Gold Hill is located at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, NC 28071. E-mail goldhillmerchants firstname.lastname@example.org or www.goldhillnc.com
Tonight: Lee Street theatre’s Season 7 kickoff party — 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Celebrate the start of Season 7, everyone welcome, no admission charge. Bar will be open for business, food for purchase from Kabobs and Butch’s Brisket. Evening includes preview of the USO Tribute Show that opens Aug. 7. 329 N. Lee St. on the RailWalk. 704-310-5507 or email email@example.com
First Friday Downtown: Summer Sip — Friday. See Brief on page 2D. http://downtownsalisburync.com/ summer-sip-tickets
Salisbury Ghost Walk heads out Friday night — 7 and 9 p.m. for two tours. The walk covers six-block area in downtown Salisbury and tells how in the 1800’s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state, True stories of present day hauntings. Bring your camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults. www.salisburyghostwalk.org; make reservations by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-798-3102.
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.
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 ends Aug. 15. Information 704-245-6159 or Thelastwordsalisbury@gmail.com
The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man on Saturday afternoon for pictures and autographs. Exhibiting all the latest in hunting, fishing, camping, golf carts, farming and riding in the outdoors. Blue Grass music on Saturday and Sunday. Country Concert on Saturday night. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 3 Race car, RV displays, John Deere tractor displays, monster truck rides, held at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. www.finfeatherfurexpo.com
Summer Night Out downtown — 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15: Fun for the whole family. www.downtown salisburync.com/
Antique Appraisal Faire coming to China Grove Roller Mill Museum — 2-4- p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: Michael Hansen, USPAP appraiser, will provide appraisals for any item of personal property on a first come first served basis; $5 per item, limit two items per couple. All proceeds benefit China Grove Roller Mill Museum. Admission to the museum is free, refreshments will be served, plus self-guided tours of the Roller Mill. Historical Society of South Rowan, 704 433 3912.
Ice cream social with Pat Cohen — 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 and health care power of attorney, notaries available for 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 — • Let’s Talk About It, Tuesday, Sept. 2, theme “Affirming Aging.” Register at 704-920-2053. • DIBS-Concord Book Discussion Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. “We Should Never Meet” by Aimee Phan. Register at 704-920-2053 • Lee Street Theater presenting original play specially written for Children’s Summer Reading Program, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. 704-920-2058 • Teen Summer Reading Program shopping bag craft on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. Make a reusable bag from an old T-shirt. Register at 704-920-2053. • Add a Little Onomatopoeia To Your Life, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. Discover the science behind sounds, enjoy games, science activities, stories, make a talking cup. 704-920-2058 • Children’s, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs end on Aug. 9. Have your reading logs turned in by 5 p.m. No prizes after this date. 704-920-2050 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • 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
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.
South Rowan High School J.R.O.T.C. parent support group fundraiser — 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2: Craft, bake and plant sale; silent auction, 50/50, raffles, cake walk, family fun. 100% of space rental fees goes to the South Rowan J.R.O.T.C. program. Held at 415 Ryder Ave., Landis. Info: Donna Montgomery, 704-202-0435.
Memorial event for the family of Joan Plott — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Vendors, motorcycle ride, music, hotdogs and hamburgers, raffles. All proceeds go to the family of Joan Plott for funeral expenses. Eastwood Baptist Church, 320 Cook St., Kannapolis. Information: Amanda Tucker, 704 298-5981.?
‘Two on the Aisle’ cabaret — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society presents “Two on the Aisle” 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
Plein Air Carolina/ NC LandTrust exhibit and fundraiser — During August the Rail Walk Gallery hosts the Plein Air Carolina artists benefitting the LandTrust of Central North Carolina. See ART for details or visit www.pleinaircarolina.com or www.railwalkstudiosandgallery.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) 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, 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.
Charlotte Folk Society presents Wayne Henderson — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8: Wayne Henderson and Clay Lunsford, “thumb and finger style” guitar pickers. Free, Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte. Donations appreciated. www.folksociety.org
Summer concert series at Bell Tower Park — 5-7 p.m. second and third Thursdays; next concert Aug. 14 at the gazebo in Bell Tower Park.
Come to the Cabaret! — 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society’s “Cabaret” saluting the talents of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme in“Two on the Aisle,” see Fundraisers for details, tickets $50 per person at salisburysymphony.org by Aug. 15. Information at salisburysymphony.org or 704-637-4314 or email@example.com
Union Street Live! — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: Lakeside Drive Band. Free. Downtown Concord on Means Avenue next to Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse,65 Union St. S., bring a lawn chair. 704-784-4208, www.concorddowntown.com
Brick Street Live concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28: Live concert on Fisher Street featuring On The Border. www.brickstreetlive.com
Carolina Summer Music Festival returns to Winston-Salem — Presented by Carolina Chamber Symphony Players, the concerts take place in venues all over town through the whole month of August. Tickets and reservations at CarolinaSummer MusicFestival.org or 800-838-3006; price range $5-$20. Visit CarolinaSummer MusicFestival.org for full schedule.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — The Belk Theater/Booth Playhouse/Stage Door Theater at 130 N. Tryon St. • The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square • Duke Energy Theater at 345 North College St. • Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts at 430 South Tryon St. • Ovens Auditorium at 2700 East Independence Blvd. • Complete listings at www.blumenthalarts.org • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org
Exhibit extended: ‘Over There, Over Here,’ Rowan remembers World War I — Rowan Museum’s centennial celebration to the memory of those who fought and suffered through The Great War. Some artifacts in the exhibit are from the museum’s collections, some on loan from private citizens in the community. Rowan Museum, 202 North Main St., open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9: See fiber/textile, hide tanning, fire starting, cooking demos, First Mecklenburg Militia demo drills in preparation for the American Revolution • Revolutionary War Reenactment: The Battle of Charlotte Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31: In Sept. of 1780 Lord Cornwallis and his Legion entered Charlotte, North Carolina and found a Hornet’s nest. 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 (40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation) the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh presents “Sam Ervin and Watergate: 40 Years Later” with Sen. Ervin’s grandson, NC Court of Appeals Judge Sam J. Ervin IV as well as Raleigh attorney Rufus Edmisten, aide to Sen. Ervin, in conjunction with the exhibit Watergate: Political Scandal & the Presidency. Closes Aug. 10. Information 919-807-7900 or www.ncmuseumofhistory.org
Gold panning at Reed Gold Mine — Tickets $3 per pan. Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, www.nchistoricsites.org/Reed/
Forsyth Co. Genealogical Society — Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Forsyth County Public Library-Central: Social 6:30 p.m.; program 7 p.m. Kevin White on researching and writing the Clemmons history book. Free and open to the public.
Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — • Monday, NTN trivia • Tuesday, open Mike night • 704-639-0694.
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • 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, email@example.com.
Grand opening weekend at Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. — See story page 7D. 704-870-2574, www.cartuccisgrapevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass with Hazy Ridge. 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
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m. Saturday: Scarred • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. 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: AMBUSH • 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 — 9 p.m. Friday Aug. 1: Comedy Night with Jarrod Harris and Lace Larrabee. Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: The Mt. Woodland Band and The Celtic Pandas • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • 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
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5-8 p.m. Friday: Salisbury Wine Shop will be participating in Downtown Salisbury’s Summer Sip where you can sample Hoppyum, one of our best selling IPAs from Foothills Brewing of Winston-Salem. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop. com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery celebrates 4 years — 6-9 p.m. Saturday: Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery celebrates its fourth anniversary as NC’s 100th Winery with live music by Josh Sanders. Also corn hole, food, beer and wine tastings, rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. Pre-pay package $15 person includes admission, a beverage, food. General admission $5 • 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
CF&A offers Artist’s Way course — 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 8 through Dec. 1: 13-week intensive experience of recovering and encouraging artistic growth. Based on the book by Julia Cameron, a non-denominational, spiritual approach to creating. Led by Myra Tannehill. $145 plus the book which can be purchased at Just the Thing/Literary Bookpost. Childcare is available for a nominal fee.
Adult acting classes — 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29-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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Make-a-kaleidoscope workshop — 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: Create your very own kaleidoscope. Bring your own photo or drawing to personalize your work. $45 cost includes all materials. All ages above 8 welcome. Instructor: Sue Davis of Visual Joy Studios. Held at Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-431-4527, www.greengoatgallery.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: Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shag Lessons — Mondays at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center: Carolina shag lessons with Ashley and Tobitha Stewart, at Lee Street Theater • Beginner I, 5:30 p.m. • Beginner II, 6:30 p.m. No partner required. $50 per person for 4 weeks. Information: 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. Tuition $625. All materials and kiln firing are included. 123 E. Liberty St.
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes. $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 email@example.com 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.
Salisbury hosts Movies at the Park — 9 p.m., free. Corner of W. Miller and N. Jackson • 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.) • Aug. 5: Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow • Aug. 12: The Andromeda Strain (G)
Free screening of ‘The Line’ — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: Freedom Roots, Center for Faith & the Arts, and The Vine Event Planning partner to bring the film and dialogue to Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., http://faithart.org/
PPT’s and Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Les Misérables’ — 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. 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 at www.leestreet.org/auditions. Auditions 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. In the Williams Music Building of Catawba College. Play a prepared piece of choice, excerpts of the music director’s choice, and sight-reading. For excerpts and appointment time, email email@example.com. For more information see www.salisburysymphony.org
OctoberTour luncheon — 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10: Learn more about the Plein Air Artists and the steps of painting, from inspiration through actual process, by Phyllis Steimel. Enjoy catered meal and wine. Only 70 seats available; deadline Oct. 3. Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Ticket info at www.octobertour.com/tickets or 704-636-0103. Also visit them all weekend long as they Paint Out during OctoberTour.
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — 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. — 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — July 31-Aug. 30: Rail Walk Studios & Gallery host Plein Air Carolina Exhibit of LandTrust of Central NC sites. Opening receptions Saturday, Aug. 9, 3-5 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m. See story page 24D.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Tł: Textiles, Text, & Texture: Summer exhibition features NC artists Peg Gignoux,Leslie Pearson. • Mosaics in the Garden, sculptures by Jeannette Brossart, Stanback Sensory Garden. Summer hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org, 704-636-1882, 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
YMCA sponsored trips — Aug. 5: Lake Norman lunch cruise, $29.50 per person includes transportation, tip, ticket, lunch. Buses leave from the 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, Jake Alexander Blvd. • 11:30 Nov. 4: Barn dinner theater matinee “Always a Bridesmaid,” $43 includes lunch, transportation, tips, ticket. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 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.
The Fin, Feather and Fur Outdoor Expo — Aug. 15-17: Featuring Duck Dynasty’s Exhibiting all the latest in hunting, fishing, camping, golf carts, farming and riding in the outdoors at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Indoor and outdoor vendors, Blue Grass music , Country Concert, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 3 Race car, RV displays, John Deere tractor displays, monster truck rides. Vendors contact Randall Barger 704-640-2326 or email@example.com. Details at www.finfeatherfurexpo.com
Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com
Gold Hill 25th Founders Day Craft/Heritage Living — Saturday, Sept. 27: Applications available for arts/crafts, heritage living crafts and exhibits, hit & miss engines, antique tractors, parade etc; exhibitors only demonstrating and not selling are not required to pay for space, but application is required for planning purposes. Call 704-267-9439, 704-279-1630 or see www.historicgoldhill.com. For information call 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897. Deadline Sept. 22.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Free festival. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be artist, vendor, performer e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Free festival. 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 email@example.com
Carolina Artists 2014 EXPO at the Civic Center — Entry deadline: Friday, Aug. 8. Show dates: Aug. 20-22. Entry forms, info at www.thecarolinaartists.org. Entry fee: paid members $25; non-members $25. 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. Artwork can be 5×7, 7×10, 9×12˝ or 10×14. 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 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. Provide your own easels. Tables are first come first served.