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Time Out Arts & Entertainment Briefs Nov. 6-12

Heroes & Horses event downtown Saturday

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Downtown Salisbury Inc. is honoring Rowan County veterans and current service men and women with a special parade during First Friday in November.

The Heroes & Horses event will be held on Fisher Street on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m. the parade will begin on West Fisher Street in front of the library and conclude on South Lee Street in front of the old firehouse building.

The Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard will lead the parade followed by various other veterans organizations and up to 24 horses who at the conclusion of the parade will compete in a special horse competition with various fun categories.

The horse competition will take place in the Wallace Parking lot on the corner of South Lee and East Fisher Streets. Event goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite horse in all of the categories.

Voters will be able to pick up the voting ribbons at the participating stores throughout downtown. Voting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Downtown merchants will have extended hours for late night shopping and dining.

 

Sandy and Graham, together again

Sandy Hoffman will be welcoming a special guest on Saturday night at The Grapevine — his musical partner from many years ago while growing up right here in Salisbury, Graham Carlton.

Locals will know Graham from his performances with the Piedmont Players Theatre and the Lee Street theatre.

Sandy and Graham will perform a few of their old CASEY-Twine tunes, as well as a short set of “Godspell” tunes from their 1974 and 1975 tours: a great big dose of the “good ol’ days.” Sandy will also welcome his little sis Diane Hoffman to the stage to join him on a few numbers.

On Friday night Diane will be performing with her band, the NC Facedown Band.

9 p.m.-midnight Friday: Diane Hoffman and NC Facedown Band; $5 cover.

9 p.m.-midnight Saturday: Sandy Hoffman with Graham Carlton and Diane Hoffman; no cover.

Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St., 704-870-2574, www. cartuccisgrapevine.com

 

Start prepping for your ‘Lombardi’ audition 

Auditions for Piedmont Players Theatre’s “Lombardi” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Meroney Theater.

“Lombardi” is a play about the legendary Green Bay Packers coach, based on the book “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.

Show dates are Jan. 29 through Feb. 7. Visit www.PiedmontPlayers.com for more information.

 

Rail Walk festival opens today

Fifteen fine arts and craftspeople are featured in the Festival of Gifts at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.

The show and sale opens today and runs through Nov. 29. The gallery is open to the public Thursdays – Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Many of the participating artists will be on hand to meet the public, share light refreshments and discuss their art and techniques. The mission of this event is to showcase the fine quality of art being produced locally and regionally and to provide an opportunity for the public to purchase local work.

For more information, contact Marietta Smith at 704-431-8964 or visit www.railwalkgallery.com. Rail Walk Gallery will be closed Thanksgiving Day and open Friday and Saturday for the final two days of the show.

 

‘When I Die, You Die’ 

Scott MacDiarmid, MD, will present the program “When I Die, You Die: The Fall of the American Health Care System.”

Dr. MacDiarmid is director of the Alliance Urology Specialists Bladder Control and Pelvic Pain center in Greensboro. He completed fellowships in reconstructive urology and urodynamics at Duke University Medical Center in Durham; the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand; and the University of Sheffield in England.

Having lived and worked in a number of other countries, he is uniquely qualified to highlight why America could never accept a socialized health care system.

He will present his view that the fundamental flaw with American health care is that is infected with the greed virus. And finally, he will explain that when, as your physician, he dies, you the patient and the health of the entire nation dies.

This dinner event, sponsored by the English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch, will be held Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Salisbury. Tickets are $32 and it is open to all. RSVP to Gerry Wood, 704-216-2660 or www.gerrywoodauto.com

 

Bill Cosby to appear at the Belk Theater

CHARLOTTE — Bill Cosby will make a rare appearance at the Belk Theater on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at CarolinaTix.org or 704-372-1000. Tickets range from $28 to $65 (plus fees).

Bill Cosby broke television’s racial barrier with “I Spy,” becoming the first African American to co-star on a television series and winning three consecutive Emmys. He created and produced the Emmy-winning cartoon “Fat Albert” and the “Cosby Kids,” as well as the iconic Cosby Show.

Cosby’s latest special, “Bill Cosby 77,” was taped on his 77th birthday this past July 12.

 

Read, Learn, Play at Rowan Public Library

Rowan Public Library will join libraries across the country on November 15 for the seventh annual celebration of gaming in libraries — International Games Day @ Your Library — where libraries offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.

“Libraries are becoming family destinations, and are continuously offering new formats and innovative programs and services that educate, entertain and expand interaction with their users,” said Marian Lytle, Public Services Manager at Rowan Public Library. “Gaming is yet an-other example of how libraries are becoming more than just educational resources for the communities that they serve. They are also places where users of all ages are welcome to have fun together. And if that fun exercises their brains, enables them to meet new people in a safe and enjoyable environment, and celebrates our community’s connection to each other and to libraries on every continent on Earth… well, that’s just the nature of games!”

The day and location is Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rowan Public Library headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Local Girl Scout troops will team up with library staff to provide a variety of games from which to choose.

For more information on International Games Day visit http://ilovelibraries.org/gaming

 

Folk art exhibition for Tim and Lisa Kluttz

Pottery 101 at 101 S. Main St., is hosting the folk art exhibition of Tim and Lisa Kluttz from Nov. 7 through Dec. 5.

The opening reception is tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Kluttzes are self-taught folk artists who, for nearly 20 years, have shared their Rowan County farm/studio with their menagerie of pets, family and friends, wild turkeys and owls, and many other plants and creatures.

Once a rhododendron farm, the property, now called St. Peter’s Farm, is the setting where recycled materials are upcycled into colorful and whimsical works of art.

The couple began painting collaboratively nearly 15 years ago for a show at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tim’s forty years of experience as a landscape designer and builder often come in handy. Both have a love for bright colors and often use found and reclaimed materials to create their work.

Favorite subjects include cats and dogs, flowers, chickens and mermaids, flags, and the Statue of Liberty. Tim builds and puts together most of the pieces while Lisa creatively adds paint.

Their work can be found in galleries such as Pottery 101 and at art shows around the Southeast and at their home studio, St. Peter’s Farm. Visit kluttzfolkart.com

 

Maze of Terror — one more time

CHINA GROVE — Held over one more weekend due to bad weather last weekend. Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m.. Tickets are $8. A portion of the proceeds go to Family Crisis Council of Rowan County. 2198 Miller Road, 704-202-5591.

 

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