Time Out Roundabout — What’s Happening Dec. 18-24
This & That
Cavaliers Care host family event — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20: All families in the North Rowan District invited for games, food, music, toys, free grocery box (one small box per family), free presents (adult may select one gift for each child attending), while supplies last on a first come, first served basis. For details call 704-636-7693. Hosted by FCA/SGA, North Rowan High School volunteers and supporters of Hearts with Hands.
Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 23: Drop in, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Self-defense for seniors — 2-4 p.m. Jan. 7: $25 per person, open to all seniors 55+, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Blood Drive at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 2-6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12: 704-216-7704 for more information or appointment. 1120 MLK Jr. Ave.
Winter Stamp and Postcard Show — Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 10-11: On the theme “150th anniversary The Burning of Columbia.” Dealers, exhibits, door prizes. Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, S.C. Info: Bob Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Concord Library events — • Legend of the Gingerbread Man Preschool Story Time, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Program Room of the Concord Library. Listen to stories, make your own Gingerbread Man Christmas ornament. 704-920-2058 • 7 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
NC Rowan County Anime Group — Coming in January: Home convention, Ichiban Con 6 in January. www.yahoogroups.com/ group/ NCRowanCountyanime/
Music & more
Tonight: Paleface at the Davis Theatre — 7:30 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 18: Indie folk band Avett Brothers collaborator, $15 at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or box office or 704-920-2753.
Salisbury Symphony Big Band Bash — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10: “Here’s lookin’ at you kid,” celebrating the legacy of “Casablanca.” Concert at Hedrick Little Theater followed by dancing, wine and hors d’ouvres in the Crystal Lounge. Call 704-637-4314 for reservations.
Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse with Gigi Dover & Big Love at the Double Door — Dec. 31: Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
Tosco Music Party — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17: An eclectic acoustic music showcase at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets $17-$23 at www.carolinatix.org or 704-372-1000. See ToscoMusicParty.org
Harry Connick Jr. at the Belk Theater — Feb. 17, 2015: At Charlotte’s Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. www.BlumenthalArts.org or 704-372-1000.
Harrah’s Cherokee — • Feb. 21: Heart, Ann and Nancy Wilson • Feb. 28: Willie Nelson • March 13: STYX • April 11: Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee
Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘A Seussified Christmas Carol’— Shows tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Adults $10, seniors, students $8. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘On the Worst Day of Christmas’ — Closing night Dec. 21: Judy Blume, author. Join the Old Courthouse Youth in their adventure to save the annual Christmas Pageant as they bring back the true reason the angels sang that Christmas night so long ago! Tickets $12 www.old courthousetheatre.org. 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405.
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. — • Thursday: open mic night • Friday: Tin can Ally for our Christmas party, $5 cover • Saturday: comedians Carlos Valencia and junior Stopka. $8 cover • New Year’s eve party featuring Diane Hoffman & NC facedown band, $25 per person $40 per couple • 704-870-2574, www. cartuccisgrapevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass. 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
Christmas Bash at the Post — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21: With host OCAA DJ Award-winner DjAaronS, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Security enforced, $10 cover.
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: Live music with Bachar-Chayah and All of A Kind • 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: Darrell Harwood, $5 cover • Thursdays karaoke • Thursdays-Fridays Deejay Cherokee • 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.
Tonight at Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9 p.m. Dec 18: Husky Brunette • 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 and other creations prepared by Chef Brad McKay. Reservations encouraged. 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: ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas wine tasting with Stephanie. A selection of six sparkling, white and red wines chosen especially for Christmas gift giving and Christmas consumption. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com
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.
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, drink. For ages 21 and up. Waterworks members $80, others $85. www.waterworks.org or 04-636-1882.
Ninth annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala — 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Feb. 21: CenterStage@NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. For info call Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter office, 704-716-5640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Card making at the Y — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 18 • Make six cards. Non-member $15, member $12, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Pottery 101 — Paint your own ornaments at Pottery 101. Stop in anytime during the Christmas season to create a special holiday memory. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.. All ages welcome. Cost: $5 each. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
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 email@example.com or 704-636-8906.
Center for Faith & the Arts — • Refresh & Relax Yoga: Six-week session Jan. 5-Feb. 9. Choose Monday mornings or evenings; registration required, class size limited. Instructor Debra McNeil, OTR/L, HFS, RYT, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-637-1671 • Nia Technique: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 6. Try the classes for free on Tuesday, Jan. 6. and Thursday, Jan. 8. Cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts, and the healing arts. Instructor Elizabeth Cole, first-degree black belt master teacher. For pricing see www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999 • Belly Dance: Beginning Jan. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, American Tribal Style (ATS) taught by Nancy Gaines; classes $10 each • CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church, 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org
‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — 13-week course on Salisbury and Rowan County: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5-May 7. Continuing education credits available for teachers. General Public $30; members of Rowan Museum or Historic Salisbury Foundation: $25; Newcomers to the community (1 year or less): $20. To register, call Historic Salisbury Foundation 704-636-0103 or email email@example.com
Free computer classes all day Saturdays — Enter for Christmas giveaway. Call 704-680-7317 or 704-870-8862. Knox’s Computer Business, 512 Klumac Road, Suite 8, between Jake Alexander and MLK Jr. Ave.
PPT’s ‘Macbeth’ youth audition workshop — Saturday Jan. 3. 9 a.m.-noon. $40. Instructor Edward Whitney will work on effective audition techniques specifically geared towards PPT’s upcoming youth production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Only 25 spots available. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Sign up at 704-636-1882. For details on classes visit www.waterworks.org. Located at 123 E. Liberty St.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Oil Painting with artist/instructor Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m. every week; ongoing adult oil classes at the Artist’s Bungalow. Fee for class is $45 paid day of class. Must call ahead, space is limited. Paint like the Old Masters, a more detailed and extensive class OR painting made simple for those who have never studied with Patt. Gift cards available for Chritmas. New Year special: Until Jan. 6 sign up for four consecutive classes at discount of $40 off (retail $180) to begin on Jan. 6. Call 704-232-6000. See Patt’s work or to purchase at www.PattLegg.net
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.
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.
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.
‘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 email@example.com to make arrangements. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth auditions for PPT’s ‘Macbeth’ — Jan. 5-6 at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Only 25 spots per time slot. Auditions by appointment only. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
PPT’s auditions for Tony Award-winning musical ‘CATS’ — 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday Jan. 6-7: Third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Auditions are by appointment at 704-633-5471. Walk-ups will only be seen if time and space permit. Piedmont Players Theatre, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Old Courthouse Theatre — 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 11-12: By Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice. directed by Heather Wilson-Bowlby. Detailed character descriptions at www.oldcourthouse theatre.org. Performance dates March 19-April 4. OCT, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704- 788-2405.
Twin City Stage to perform ‘Mary Poppins’ — Auditions 7 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14: Roles available for 6 men and 8 women (ages 18-60) and 1 boy and 1 girl (ages 8-12). Prepare a song and bring sheet music in the correct key. Performance dates March 27-April 12. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment necessary. Details at 336-748-0857 x201 or www.twincitystage.org
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Artist of the month is Connie Loflin Peninger, specializing in acrylic paintings. Connie is the artist for the 2014 Rowan Helping Ministries honor Christmas card. Proceeds from print “In The Beginning” will benefit the One Church One Child organization to purchase beds and life essential needs for children in need in Rowan County. 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.ineframegallery.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, email@example.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — “Small Wonders” paintings by members of Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. Exhibit on display through Thursday, Dec. 18 • Free, open to the public. Gallery hours Thursday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 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 • Exhibition through Jan. 31, 2015 • Gallery hours Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
YMCA sponsored trips — • 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
Call for vendors
MLK 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. Go to www.humanrelationscouncil.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for volunteers
MLK Jr. celebration weekend — Human Relations Council needs volunteers to help plan holiday parade and breakfast programs. 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, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, needs volunteers to help feed the horses. www.horseprotection.org or email email@example.com
Call for performers
Woodleaf’s New Year’s Eve Big Tomato Drop — 9 p.m. Dec. 31: 10-foot diameter tomato drop in Woodleaf’s first ever New Year’s Eve drop at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road with “Elvis” and local Colton Sherrill. Also have open mic night, so bring your music and join in. Information at 704-278-4248.
MLK 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
MLK 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 celebration at Hall Gym. Contact the HRC at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Call for artists
Hart Witzen Charlotte visual arts exhibit/competition — Accepting submissions for “Showdown,” group exhibit to take place March 7. Deadline Feb. 7. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. Work does not have to be for sale. For full instructions call 704-.334-1177 or see www.hartwitzengallery.com/
Hickory’s Full Circle Arts ‘Animal Crackers’ — Jan. 15-Feb. 21: Intake of art Jan. 8-9. Judge and juror is Thomas Thielemann. Opening reception Thursday, Jan. 15. More information at 828-322-7545, email@example.com or http:www.fullcirclearts.org
Mooresville Arts 2015 winter juried exhibit — Deadline 5 p.m. Jan. 17 Juried exhibit open to artists 18 or older. Opening reception plus award ceremony 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23. Complete prospectus and registration form at www.magart.org. Jessica DeHart, chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Caldwell Arts Council scheduling 2016 exhibitions — The Caldwell Arts Council (Lenoir) accepting portfolios from local and regioal artists for possible exhibitions in 2016. Deadline Jan. 30. Details for submitting at www.caldwellarts.com or email email@example.com