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Arts & Entertainment Briefs for October 30-November 5

The Julia B. Duncan Players present ‘Dangerous Love’

The Julia B. Duncan Players will present the play “Dangerous Love” on Nov. 12 and 13. at 7 p.m. in the Tubman Little Theatre on the Livingstone College campus on West Monroe Street. The performance is free and donations are accepted.

This production features scenes of domestic violence and abuse that is prevalent in our society.

For more information, contact Professor Michael Connor, Music and Theatre Arts Department, at 704-216-6260.

Piece Works fashion show at the Green Goat

SPENCER — Beth Connell of Piece Works Custom Crochet Designs, will show her new autumn works, modeled by Green Goat Gallery customers.

There will be refreshments following the show, and a chance to try on pieces. There will also be a raffle to win one of three crochet and knitting kits.

The fashion show event is Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. Call 704-431-4527 for details.

61st annual Salisbury Antiques Show

The 61st Annual Salisbury Antiques Show will be Friday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center at 315 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Food will be available and the show benefits the museum and its historic sites, the 1854 courthouse, 1766 Old Stone House in Granite Quarry and the 1815 Utzman-Chambers House in Salisbury.

Considered the longest running annual antiques show in North Carolina, it has been in existence since 1953. Featured every year are fine estate furniture, porcelains, jewelry, art, oriental rugs, linens, prints and more.

The museum’s 61st show preview party is on Thursday, Nov. 6.

For more information on both events, contact the museum at rowanmuseum@fibrant.com or 704-633-5946.

Advance tickets are $5.50 and tickets the day of the show are $6.

Lighting of the Fall Fires tickets on sale

GOLD HILL — Tickets are available now for the annual tradition, Lighting of the Fall Fires at Historic Gold Hill. The event, hosted by the Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society, will be held on Saturday evening November 22, 2014 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. $15 Advance tickets can be purchased at any shop in the village of Gold Hill or by calling 704-724-4998. Advance tickets are encouraged! Ticket info and order form can also be found on the websites at www.historicgoldhill.com

‘RENT’ tickets are going fast

In this first-ever collaboration and dual venue production, Lee Street theatre and the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department are teaming up to produce the Tony Award-wining rock opera “RENT.”

Only half of the tickets are left for the Friday, Nov. 21, performance at Lee Street Theater.

On Nov. 13 through 15 the production is at 7:30 p.m. at the Hedrick Little Theater on the Catawba College Campus.

Nov. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the show will go on at the Lee Street Theatre & Performing Arts Center on N. Lee Street.

General admission tickets are $15; $13 for senior citizens and non-Catawba students. Taxes apply.

Visit www.leestreet.org/or call 704-310-5507.

Visit www.catawba.edu/theatretix or call 704-637-4481.

Leave your mark on the set of ‘Rent’ at Catawba College

Lend a hand and help build the set of “RENT.”

In the spirit of community collaboration, there is a set construction call for helpers at Hedrick Little Theater on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Helpers can come and go at any time.

Hedrick Little Theater is in the Robertson College Community Center at Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St.

OCT holds auditions for ‘Neil Simon’s Proposals’

CONCORD — The summer of 1953 brings romantic entanglements; Burt Hines, mid-50s and convalescing from a second heart attack, anticipates the arrival of the ex-wife he still loves. Daughter Josie has just broken her engagement to a Harvard law student and pines for his buddy Ray, an aspiring writer with whom she once had a brief fling. Clemma, the black housekeeper at the center of the action casts a astute eye on the complications while facing issues with her own unresolved past.

The play, rated PG, was written by Neil Simon and will be directed by Andy Rassler.

Auditions are Sunday and Monday, Nov. 16 and 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Register from 7 to 8 p.m.

An ensemble cast of four women and five men is needed. For character descriptions, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Performance dates are Jan. 22 through Feb. 8.

Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW.

UNCC to commemorate 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

CHARLOTTE — Mario Röllig spent three months in East Berlin’s Hohenschönhausen prison in 1987 for trying to flee communist East Germany. He will tell his story at UNC- Charlotte during an afternoon of public activities to commemorate the historic anniversary.

Röllig’s talk is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. It is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

In addition, there will be simultaneous showings of a documentary and feature film “The Lives of Others,” beginning at 3 p.m.; a symbolic tearing down of the “wall” around 5:30 p.m.; and an exhibit of photography, news articles and student projects.

For information call Susan Jetton at 704-334-1429 or email sjetton@uncc.edu

9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, www.uncc.edu

Meet the cast of ‘A Seussified Christmas Carol’

Piedmont Players Theatre announces the youth cast of “A Seussified Christmas Carol” by Peter Bloedel, a whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and blinka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with — if he ever had his way with the story.

Narrator#1: Courtney Williams

Narrator#2: Mary Katheryn Brown

Jake Marley/Belle’s husband: Jacob Kluttz

Scrooge: Andrew Prater

Bob Cratchlt: Zachery Stephenson

Bed-Headed Fred: Elijah Carpenter

Solicitor #1/Schoolmaster: Rachel Nuottila

Solicitor #2/ Bed-Headed Fred’s wife: Jayden Starcher

The Ghost of Christmas Past: Daijah Alexander

Boy Scrooge/A boy: Ali Khatib

Young Scrooge: Garrett Jennings

Younger Scrooge: Zeb Harry

Belle: Zoe Watson

The Ghost of A Christmas Present: Kaylee Hawley

Mrs. Cratchit: Brittaney Hogan

Timmy Loo Whoo: Cooper Fleeman

Sally/Voice at party #1/Bystander #1: Keeley Watson

Ringo/Voice at party #2/Bystander #2: Stella Koontz

Voice at party #3/Bystander #3: Alyssa Alley

Voice at party #4/Bystander #4: Olivia Shoemaker

Voice at party #5/Bystander #5: Charlotte Jones

Voice at party #6/Bystander #6: Addisyn Keen

Schoolmaster’s servant/A maid: Ariel Foggo

Old Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Future: Carson Sifford

Little Fan: Reagan Carpenter

Performance dates are Dec. 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13 and 20 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 10 at the Norvell Theater.135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com

Harpo Polo at Rowan Public Library

Rowan Public Library will host “Harpo Polo’s China Today” with Stephen Sylvester at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 6.

In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo traveled from Venice across Asia into China, later introducing his fellow Europeans to a culture very different from their own.

As the character of “Harpo Polo” (a mix of Harpo Marx and Marco Polo), Sylvester introduces us to a new China, sharing observations on China’s metamorphosis from an ancient culture to a modern one. He discusses the end of the dynasties, the nationalist period, the leadership of Chairman Mao through the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, and the changes wrought by China joining the world as a modern economy.

What does it all mean to China and to the West? As China’s economy moves toward first place, will international competition or cooperation be the result? This interactive discussion will encourage participants to draw their own conclusions.

For more information visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call the library at 704-216-8240.

AAUW lecture series

Dr. Carol Cody will present an overview of the $tart $mart program and lead a discussion of the feasibility of bringing the $tart $mart workshop  to Salisbury at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.

The workshop, which is designed to empower young women at the start of their working careers with skills and knowledge required to receive fair and realistic compensation, was developed by the WAGE project. Light refreshments will be provided by sponsor American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch.

The event is free and  will be held at the Salisbury Women’s Club, 1237 Old W. Innes St.

For more information, contact Kathy Pulliam, president, at 704-636-6082 or email kathy@mkpwulliam.com, http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

1000 Voices

CONCORD — The motivation for 1000 Voices began as a regional singing focused around a four hour themed service, and improving congregational singing. It has grown into a multi-day national conference.

The focal point and driving force behind 1000 Voices is a focused a cappella singing on Saturday afternoon. Over the past few years additional events have been added such as free training and educational workshops, Children’s Voices, vendor and sponsor opportunities, and various meet and greet opportunities.

This year’s event is on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Gold Halls 1 and 2. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for registration. Admission is free, and contributions and donations are appreciated. Parking is $5.

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center is located at 4751 N.C. 49. For more information, visit www.cabarrusarena.com or call 704-920-3976.

Annie Moses Band brings its rhapsody in bluegrass to the Davis

CONCORD — The Annie Moses Band will bring its new production, Rhapsody in Bluegrass, to the Davis Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the theatre in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse, 65 Union St. S.

Tickets are $44 at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or 704-920-2753.

Known for fiery strings and beautiful vocals, this “classical crossover” has played at both Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry and has been on PBS.

The band’s upcoming Davis Theatre program is an exploration of America and her music. Featuring favorites from Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin and other American legends, the show fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, beloved classical themes and roots music.

For information, call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

UNCSA’s production of The Nutcracker

WINSTON-SALEM – Experience Tchaikovsky’s beloved score and the extraordinary performances that have made the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ (UNCSA’s) production of The Nutcracker a holiday tradition.

The Nutcracker will be performed Dec. 12-21 at the Stevens Center of UNCSA at 405 W. Fourth St. For more information, visit uncsa.edu/nutcracker

Call for 2D artists

CLEMMONS — The Muddy River Art Association announces a call for entries for its annual juried art competition, open to adults age 18 or older. All two–dimensional visual art media are eligible, such as painting, drawing, photography and fiber art, excepting videos.

Prizes include first, $250; second, $175; third $125; plus honorable mentions and ribbons. A non-refundable fee of $25 entitles the artist to enter up to two works. Entries must be delivered to the Clemmons Branch Public Library, 3554 Clemmons Road, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

Work should be framed, ready to hang, with wire in place. The show opens at the library on Nov. 8, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at the reception.

Prospectuses and entry forms are available at www.muddyriverart.org

Meet the ‘Marvelous Wonderettes’

CONCORD — This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. The cast includes Sloane Wood as Missy, Christy Hinkelman as Cindy Lou, Pam Coffman as Betty Jean and Alyssa Whiting as Suzy. Rated PG.

Performance dates are Nov. 6 through 23 at the Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW. For ticket and time information, call 704 788-2405 or visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

Uwharrie Players Open “Pump Boys and Dinettes” on Nov. 7

ALBEMARLE — The Uwharrie Players of Stanly County opening their production of the musical comedy “Pump Boys and Dinettes” on Friday, Nov. 7 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, on Highway 24/27, one mile west of the Albemarle city limits.

“Pump Boys and Dinettes” was a Broadway hit and received several Tony Award nominations during the 1982 season. Its primary author and composer is Jim Wann, who was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, all of the action in the show takes place in North Carolina.

The plot of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” concerns the four men who run a gas station right next door to the Double Cupp Diner, run by two sisters.

For ticket information visit www.uwharrieplayers.org

Grown up costume contests

Looking for a place to show off your Halloween costume? Here are some local opportunities for grown ups to have the fun of dressing up and maybe not getting stared at.

• Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. • 9 p.m.-midnight Friday Oct. 31: Gigi Dover & The Big Love, $5 cover plus costume contest with prizes • 704-870-2574, www. cartuccisgrapevine.com

• DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. • 10 p.m. Friday: $1000 best costume prize. Live Deejay. $10 cover • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

• Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. • Friday, Oct. 31: $50 first place, $25 second, in-house bar tab for third. Other games and prizes also • 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

• Wine Down Dinner at Morgan Ridge • Gift certificates to the Best and Most Creative Costumes. Dinner service requires reservations. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

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