Arts and Entertainment briefs, Thursday, Aug. 28

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 28, 2014

Join Pottery 101 for a pretty and playful collaboration of ceramic artists Jerissa Clifton and Ashley Pierce. The reception is Friday from 6 until 9 p.m.
Jerissa Clifton teaches classes at Pottery 101 and also works as a technical assistant for conferences at Catawba College.
Ashley Pierce is currently a professor at Catawba College and has worked at Pottery 101 in the past.
Pottery 101 is located at 101 S. Main St. The gallery is open weekly, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit
Tickets are now on sale for the Sept. 27 Crosby Scholar fundraiser, a night of building a college-going culture in Rowan County.
BBQ, Bands & Boots is the first ever Rowan County Crosby Scholars community event.
The featured band, Mipso, will bring their own blend of bluegrass, soul, folk, and rock and roll to the stage. Guests will also enjoy Life Size, a pop/rock band made up of Catawba College students.
All proceeds will be used to create the Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant program, a need-based financial aid.
Ticket prices are $40/person, $75/couple, and include slow-smoked pork and chicken, sides and desserts from Jim N’ Nicks Community Bar-B-Q; beer, wine and a bourbon station.
Make reservations at
Rowan Crosby Scholars is accepting applications through Oct. 1. All public school students in grades 6-10 are eligible to apply. For more information about or to apply, go to, or call 704-762-3512.
Have something old and want to know more about it or how much it’s worth?
Historic Salisbury Foundation is partnering with Carillon Assisted Living of Salisbury for an Antique Road Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Professional antique appraisers/dealers will be on hand at Carillon to provide more information.
Tickets are $25 per item and proceeds benefit HSF.
Advance tickets are available from Carillon, 1915 Mooresville Road, or at the HSF office, 704-636-0103.
The Salisbury branch of the English Speaking Union kicks off its new season of programs with home town author John Hart on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m., at the Country Club of Salisbury. For reservation information, call Gerry Wood at 704-216-2660.
Hart is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, “The King of Lies,” “Down River,” “The last Child” and “Iron House.” He is the only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels. He has also won the Barry Award, the SIBA Book Award for fiction and the Ian Fleming, Steel Dagger Award for the best thriller of the year.
Get ready for a night filled with song on Sept. 6 at the next installment of Live at Lee Street.
The opening act, The Blue Eyed Bettys, features Catawba College theatre arts alumni Ben Mackel on guitar.
The main performers, Underhill Rose, make music drawn from folk, old country, and rhythm and blues.
The show is Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $15 + tax and are available at or 704-310-5507.
Lee Street Theater and Performing Arts Center is located at 329 N. Lee St. Visit

CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre’s fourth annual Halloween fundraiser is “Turn of the Screw” by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the story by Henry James.
Auditions for the show will be held Sept. 7 and 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is from 7 to 8 p.m.
Cast: One female, age 18-30, plays the governess;
One male, age flexible, plays 3 different roles; the female housekeeper, a 10-year-old boy and the children’s uncle.
Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW. Call 704-788-2405 or visit
SPENCER — The NC Transportation Museum hosts the Day Out with Thomas event Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 3-5. Thomas is also bringing along his very special friend Percy this year.
Day Out with Thomas tickets includes a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, the option to purchase a Percy Caboose Train ticket (extra fee required), and a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment.
Enjoy storytelling and video viewing, temporary tattoos and an Imagination Station with arts and crafts, a live magician, interactive music with the Pied Piper of Percussion and much more.
Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor.
Tickets are available now, and usually sell out early. For pricing and scheduling, visit or call 704-636-2889.
Asheboro — The Randolph Arts Guild announces its upcoming Mugapalooza Exhibit. Potters are requested to submit sample mug images at for consideration.
Selected works will be displayed at the Randolph Arts Guild’s Sara Smith Self Gallery at 123 Sunset Ave. in downtown Asheboro during the month of November. If selected, artists may display up to 10 mugs for sale in the show.
The submission deadline is Sept. 26. Visit for complete details.
Grandfather Mountain — A full day of games, music and fun awaits families at the 11th annual Grandfather Mountain Kidfest on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Visit or call 828-733-2013.
The 2014 Carolina Artists Expo took place Aug. 20 through 22 at the Civic Center.
First, second and third place plus honorable mention were awarded in the categories of acrylic, oils, watercolors, mixed media, photography and visitors choice.
See the People section in this Sunday’s Salisbury Post for more on the winners of the Artists Expo.
Miseneimer — Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library welcomes author Wally Avett, uncle to Scott and Seth Avett. The event is a 10 a.m. brunch and talk at the G.A. Pfeiffer Library on the Misenheimer campus. Reservations are required for the Sept. 19 program; to purchase tickets, visit
Born in Salisbury and raised in Concord, Mr. Avett currently resides in Murphy, a town often compared to Mayberry. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, he developed a gift for storytelling as a newspaperman, including editor for Murphy’s weekly newspaper.
His first novel was published earlier this year by BelleBooks/Bell Bridge; a second novel will be available in September.
Mr. Avett, the son of a Methodist preacher, credits the storytellers in his family with providing inspiration for his story plots and characters.