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Time Out Roundabout — What’s Happening Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Theater 

Norvell box office opens Dec. 8 for ‘A Seussified Christmas Carol’ — Adults $10, Seniors, students $8. Call 704-633-5471 or visit PiedmontPlayers.com. Show dates: Dec 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., Dec 13 and 20 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

PPT tickets — Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. • Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

LSt tickets — Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

 

Comedy

Comedy night at the Grapevine — 9- 10:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 29: James Dugan and company with stand-up comedy that’s often irreverent, gregarious, and always ready To Make You Laugh (www.tomakeyoulaugh.com), $5 cover. 209 S. Main St., 6704-870-2574, www.cartuccisgrapevine. com

Jeff Foxworthy at Harrah’s Cherokee — Jan. 3: Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Music & more 

Live@Lee Street concert series presents — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5: Woody Pines and The Blue-Eyed Bettys. An evening of old-time feel-good music. $15 + tax, lobby and bar 6:30 p.m., doors 7 p.m. Tickets at www.leestreet.org/liveatleestreet/ or 704-310-5507.

Edwards Family in concert — 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28: The Edwards family in concert during the Holiday Night Out at Resurrection Life Church, 216 S. Main St. Bluegrass, gospel, Christmas songs. Information: Rev. Jerry Snipes, 704-433-8776

Marc Hoffman — Friday-Sunday beginning Nov. 29: Marc Hoffman performs at Urban Sip at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, 201 E. Trade St. See www.marchoffman.com

Salisbury Symphony tickets — www.salisburysymphony.org or 704-637-4314.

Salisbury Symphony Big Band Bash — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10: “Here’s lookin’ at you kid,” celebrating the legacy of “Casablanca.” Dinner at Hedrick Little Theater followed by dancing, wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Crystal Lounge. Call 704-637-4314 for reservations.

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 S. Tryon St. • Ovens Auditorium at 2700 East Independence Blvd. • Complete listings at www.blumenthalarts.org

 

History 

Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9: Bob Plott: Our State Dog, the Plott Hound • Presented by Rowan History Club in roundtable format, Q and A, light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@fibrant.com or www.rowanmuseum.org/

 

This & That 

Downtown Salisbury’s Holiday Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Friday Nov. 28: Shop the blocks in Downtown Salisbury on black Friday, see Santa and the Grinch’s first appearance for the holidays, also free trolley rides, horse and carriage rides through historic downtown, strolling seasonal music by Victorian Voices. www. downtownsalisburync.com

Annual Christmas Market — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 28-29: Downtown Kannapolis, 201 W. Ave. Handcrafted gifts, baked goods, photo op with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more.

Bonsai winter silhouette exhibition — Dec. 6-7: Open and free to the public, in the atrium of David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, 150 Research Campus Drive on the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. http://stevenzeisel.wix.com/winterbonsai

‘Frozen’ party for kids — 2 p.m. Dec. 6: “Frozen” party with Elsa; crafts, decorate cupcakes, fun photos. Dress up. $25 per child by advance reservation. At Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, 704-639-0033, carolinalily@att.net

Concord Library events — • What Happened Historical Book Discussion on Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. discussing “The Day Christ Was Born” by Jim Bishop. Register at 704-920-2054 • DIBS-Concord Book Discussion on Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. discussing “Easter Island” by Jennifer Vanderbes. Register at 704-920-2053 • Holiday Seasonings: Cooking Flavorful Holiday Dishes with Herbs on Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m., hands-on program to provide you with recipe ideas to make your holiday festivities herbalicious. Register at 704-920-2054 • Creators of Cool: Abstract Painting with Tape Lines December 9 at 4:30 p.m., stories plus contribute to a new piece of artwork for the Children’s Room wall. 704-920-2058 • 7 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook

 

Fundraisers 

Pet portraits with Santa benefit humane society — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29: At West Side Plaza, enter by Badcock’s Furniture and follow signs. Proceeds go to Humane Society of Rowan County for the veterinary care of sick or injured stray and abandoned animals. Call 704-636-5700, option 9, to scheduled appointment.

‘Hot soup on a cold day’ cook-off — Doors open at noon Sunday, game at 1 p.m. AmVets Post 460, 285 Lakeside Drive. Vote with your $$ for the best soup. Winner gets braggin rights.

Winter Wonderland craft show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 6: Salisbury High School Gymnasium, 500 Lincolnton Road, softball fundraiser for Lady Hornets.

Waterworks Oyster Roast 2015 — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 24: 10th annual New Year tradition supports the arts. Daddy’s of Lake Norman provides oysters and jumbo shrimp. Dancing, food, drin. For ages 21 and up. Waterworks members $80, others $85. www.waterworks.org or 04-636-1882.

 

Night Life

The Loft at Benchwarmers, 113 E. Fisher St. — Monday, NTN trivia • 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 • Every Sunday open pool table all day • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. — Friday: Divided By Four, $5 • Saturday: Comedy Night featuring James Dugan and company, $5 cover • Dec. 1: The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project • Every Thursday Karaoke 6:30-10:30 p.m. • 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, live music begins at 9 p.m. For age 21 and over • Open Sundays noon-6 p.m. to watch the game • 704-870-2574, www. cartuccisgrapevine.com

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • No music Friday at CJ’s due to holiday. 704-278-4070

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • 7:30. p.m. Thursdays: Freeport Jazz house band, no cover • Sunday: NFL football • Monday: Money Night Football. $200 cash prizes • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 8-10 p.m. Mondays: Live team trivia • Tuesdays: Open mic night • Wednesdays: Karaoke • Thursdays: Pong tournament • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke and more. www.facebook.com/ GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Saturday Nov. 29: Trinity and Bob Wingate • Set Free Church meets 5:30 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: Wayward reason, $5 cover • Fridays live deejay. 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.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 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.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Cartucci’s Grapevine — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays: Wine tastings $20/person, $30/couple; Beer tastings $15/person, $25/couple​ • Each week’s beverages paired with Tapas, sliders, more, prepared by Chef Brad McKay. Call 704-870-2574 to reserve your spot and let us know how many will be attending. 209 S. Main St., 704-870-2574. www.cartuccis grapevine.com

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Friday: Black Friday wine tasting; Stephanie will be pouring relief for your shopping woes with special wines to ease Black Friday tensions • Coming Thursday, Dec. 4: Duck Rabbit beer tasting with Gerry Kunn of Duck Rabbit Brewing • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop. com, 0

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — North Carolina’s 100th Winery. 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 for information on upcoming events.

Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse — Saturday:  Wine Paring Dinner, $69 per person. Experience a five-course meal paired with special release of Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 and Trilogy. RSVP required. Visit www.morganridgevineyards.com for further information. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com

 

Singles

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays: Bingo. For singles as well as those widowed or divorced. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704-677-2331.

 

Classes

5th annual lighted Christmas ball workshop — 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 6: John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. For each ball you wish to make, bring 200 mini-lights. All other materials supplied by JCPC. Also bring canned food to donate to Rowan Helping Ministries.

Annual gingerbread house workshop at the Rowan Museum — 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7: $35 per child (price includes one attached adult), includes decorating a gingerbread house with candies and decorations and icing, photo with Santa, tours of the Museum, refreshments. 202 N. Main St., Messinger Room. 704-633-5946 or emailrowanmuseum@fibrant.com to schedule your arrival time of 1, 2 or 3 p.m.

Bridge lessons at City Park — 1-3 p.m. Mondays Jan. 5-March 16: Learning class to teach basic beginners bridge for those who have not played in awhile or those with an interest but have never played. $5 for the whole 11-week course or free to Salisbury/Rowan Newcomers members. Contact Instructor Kerry Morgan at cmorgan33@carolina.rr.com or 704-636-8906.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Sign up at 704-636-1882. For details on classes visit www.waterworks.org. Located at 123 E. Liberty St. • Christmas Ornaments in Clay: Dec. 6, ages 4-12. Instructor: Brenda Gariepy. Create a set of handmade clay holiday ornaments • Fused Glass Ornaments: Dec. 6, Ages 16+. Instructor: Betti Pettinati-Longinotti. Spend the day making holiday ornaments.

A SoulCollage Journey — 1:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6: A course in reflective journaling, poetry, meditative movement. $45, registration required at www.faithart.org or 740-647-099. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., park and enter behind Haven Lutheran Church.

Pottery 101 — 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 6: Your House as a Christmas Cottage. For kids, no experience needed, advance registration required. For ages 6-14. Cost: $35. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

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.

Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. first Mondays: At The Green Goat Art Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, across from N.C. Train Museum. Canvases available for purchase; paints, easels, brushes, aprons, instructions, provided. $25 per class. Bring your own beverage. Call Patt 704-232-6000 or Carol 704-213-6171 or www.winedownandcreate.com and Facebook.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly. Enroll at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.

Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: Instructors share historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. $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 art.notions@yahoo.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.

Create a painting in just one class — 6- p.m. Saturdays: Children and adult classes taught by Grumbacher, certified art instructor. No talent required. Learn an overview of painting and leave with finished piece of art. Held at Michaels, 1465 Klumac Road. Register there or at michaels.com or 704-636-3130.

Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages starting at 2-1/2. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. Steppin’ Out Dance Company, 704-637-1222, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance @carolina.rr.com

Yoga or tap — • Yoga, all levels, instructor Nye Hartwick. 704-232-2427 • Adult beginner tap, instructor Donna Weinhold- Cesario • Combination classes for all ages • Gymnastics/acro for all ages • Spring recital: “The Little Mermaid,” call Marianna Jarrett 704-232-2437 • Spotlight Dance Company, 129 W. Corriher Ave., 704-637-3875.

Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 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.

 

Film

Second Saturday Screenings — 3 p.m. Double feature at Hall Gym, free admission • Dec. 13: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express • 1400 W. Bank St., concessions available, 704-216-PLAY

 

Auditions

PPT’s ‘Lombardi’ — 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2: 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: Jan. 29-Feb. 7. Third floor of the Meroney Theater, 704-633-5471 to sign up. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

‘Becky’s New Car’ — 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16: Lee Street theatre presents a Center for Faith & the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production by Steven Dietz. Claudia Galup, artistic director of St. Thomas Players, directs. Auditions at Center for Faith & the Arts at Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St. Rehearsals begin early January. Show dates Feb. 19-22 and 26-28. Copies of the script are available for checkout; email info@leestreet.org to make arrangements. Questions? Email jen4hubbard@gmail.com

 

Art 

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Artist of the Month: Barbara Duffy, local artist for 25 years, specializing in Plein Air and oil paintings. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — • Folk Art by Wanda Clark and Fall watercolors by Mark Brincefield. • 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, greengoatgallery@yahoo.com

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Festival of Gifts, invitational exhibit and sale of fine arts and crafts. Open Friday and Saturday Nov. 28-29 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Maria Michaelson, clay, wood, and bronze sculptures; also selections from the Sonia and Isaac Luski collection: Glass Works • Young People’s Gallery: exploring personhood and identity • Stanback and Cook Gardens: Jeannette Brossart, Durham, mosaic sculptures • Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

The Mooresville Artist Guild — Three local artists featured Nov. 20-29. The Depot will be closed Thanksgiving day. • Mooresville Arts Depot, 103 West Center Ave., Mooresville, 704-663-6661, www.magart.org

 

Trips 

YMCA sponsored trips — • Additional tickets now available for the Belk Theater Feb. 15 trip to “The Phantom of the Opera” • Dec. 2: Christmas at Billy Graham Library, $20 per person, call for details • July 14, 2015, “Annie,” Belk Theater, limited amount of seats • Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com

Bus trip to Christmas City — Saturday, Dec. 20: The Community Travelers take a bus trip to Christmas City: McAdenville. For information and reservation call Brenda Cowan @ 704.633.9073

Opryland Resort holiday — Trip to Opryland Hotel in Nashville Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Gaylord Opryland Resort, lunch cruise and show on showboat, Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, holiday crafts, antiques art, the Ice Sculpture Experience, tickets to the Grand Ole Opry show. For details and prices call Janie Waller 704-278-4803.

 

Call for vendors

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday post-parade celebration — 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015: Human Relations Council accepting applications for food, craft, retail vendors to participate. Held at Hall Gym, no vendor fee. Register at www.tinyurl.com/joinMLK2015. www.humanrelationscouncil.org or email humanresources@salisburync.gov

 

Call for volunteers

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration weekend — Human Relations Council needs volunteers to help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast programs. A community event with input needed from community representatives. Find meeting dates at www.tinyurl.com/joinMLK2015. Go to www.humanrelationscouncil.org or email humanresources @salisburync.gov

Help feed the horses — The Horse Protection Society of N.C., 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, needs volunteers to help feed the horses. Go to www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org

 

Call for performers

Downtown Salisbury Inc. invites carolers, choirs, bell ringers to help ‘Sing in the Season’ — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5: During the First Friday celebration downtown merchants stay open late. Each group will be assigned a location in front of a participating merchant and are welcome to collect donations for their church or non-profit of their choice. To sign up your group email mollie@visitsalisburync.com or call 704-637-7814. For more information go to www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade — 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015: Human Relations Council needs community groups, bands, dancers, other performers to participate in downtown Salisbury parade. Register your group at www.tinyurl.com/joinMLK2015. Go to www.humanrelationscouncil.org or email humanresources@ salisburync.gov

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday post-parade celebration — 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015: Human Relations Council needs community groups, bands, dancers, other performers to participate in MLK Jr. holiday post-parade celebration at Hall Gym. Contact the HRC at humanresources@salisburync.gov

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

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