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Time Out Roundabout — What’s Happening Jan. 1-7

Night Life

J.C. Price Happy New Year’s Party — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Jan. 1, 2 and 3: Deejays nightly, with oldies but goodies, jazz, blues, soul. Refreshments, casual dress, must be 25 or older. Single $3, couples $5. At J.C. Price Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road,

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • Sign-up by 7 p.m. every Friday for in-house pool tournament, $5, start playing by 7:30 • Sunday: open pool table all day • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. — • 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 • 1 p.m. SundayFunday football showing three games on three screens open • 704-870-2574, www. cartuccisgrapevine.com

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland —  6:30 p.m., Fridays. 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

Danny Franklin plays live — • 8-11 p.m., Jan. 9: Tommy’s Pub, Plaza Midwood, 2007 Central Ave., Charlotte. Acoustic hits of the last 50 years. See Danny Franklin on youtube.

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 — 8 p.m. Saturday: open mic • 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. —Open New Year’s Day 5 p.m.-2 a.m. • Friday: deejay • Saturday: open juke box • 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. — 9 p.m. Friday: J.B.Beverly & the Wayward Drifters, appropriate for all ages • 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.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday, dress code upscale casual, no jeans. Martha, 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

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 — No  tasting this week. The next wine tasting will be Friday, Jan. 9 • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.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.

 

Classes

Beginner Beekeeping course — 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 15 – Mar. 11: 9-week course sponsored by the Rowan Co. Beekeepers and Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension, held at the Rowan Co. Agriculture Center on Old Concord Road. For new beekeepers learning basic skills and established beekeepers who want to learn more. Instructor: Bob Blackwelder, 2009 NCSBA Beekeeper of the Year and past president of the Cabarrus Co. and Mecklenburg Co. Associations. Cost $35 includes handouts, beginner beekeeping book, field day event. Pre-registration required. Mail check or monies to: RCBA, PO Box 41, Rockwell, NC 28138, with name, address, phone number, e-mail. Information: Randy Cox 704-798-4501.

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.

‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — 13-week course on 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 office@historicsalisbury.org

Center for Faith & the Arts — • Refresh & Relax Yoga: Six-week session Jan. 5-Feb. 9. Choose Monday mornings or evenings; registration required, class size is limited. Instructor Debra McNeil, OTR/L, HFS, RYT, inspiredwellness@bellsouth.net or 704-637-1671 • Nia Technique Classes: 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 information 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

Free computer classes on Saturdays — Knox’s Computer Business, 512 Klumac Road, Suite 8, between Jake Alexander and MLK Jr. Ave. Call 704-680-7317 or 704-870-8862.

PPT’s ‘Macbeth’ youth audition workshop — Sat. 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

Seniors, learn to play the guitar — Monday, Jan. 5: Guitar classes for senior adults age 50+ at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Absolute Beginners Class (ABC) requires no prior knowledge or playing. Call RHSC to signup at 704-216-7714. For questions or info call Bob at 704-640-0279.

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 art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853.

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 Jan. 6. Call 704-232-6000. See Patt’s work or to purchase at www.PattLegg.net

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Sign up at 704-636-1882. For details on classes visit www.waterworks.org. Located at 123 E. Liberty St.

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.

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.

 

Fundraisers 

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.

Inaugural Human Trafficking Awareness Gala — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10: Triad Ladder of Hope presents An Evening of Enlightenment: silent auction, dinner, testimonies from HT survivors, musical entertainment. Held at the Historic Rowan Museum, tickets $30 individual, $50 couple, $15 law enforcement, military, teachers. Purchase tickets at http://tinyurl.com/TLH-GALA-2015

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 info@lupusnc.org

 

This & That 

Delmonicos Band at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3: Bring a snack to share. $7 per person, non-members welcome J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 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 annivresary The Burning of Columbia.” Dealers, exhibits, door prizes. Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, S.C. Info: Bob Wilson buckeye1053@gmail.com

Concord Library events — • DIBS book discussion, Jan. 6 at 5:30 p.m. “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor. Register at 704-920-2053 • Concord Friends of the Library annual meeting and volunteer recognition ceremony Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. with Georgann Eubanks, creator of the North Carolina Arts Council’s “Literary Trails” guidebooks. 704-920-2050 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook

Horizons Unlimited family program — • Saturday, Jan. 10 • 3-4:30 p.m.: “Winter Walk in the Woods” at the Tom E. Smith Nature Exploratorium; observe animal habitats, discover ways to identify evidences of animals, more. Free • 5-6 p.m.: “Stories of the Night;” explore the nighttime guided by several children’s books; “Legends of the Night Sky” full-dome laser production takes a lighthearted and imaginative look at myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion. $2 per person • 6:30-7:30 p.m., “Laser U2 Show,” entertainment laser show classic and modern hits set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. $2 per person • 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. See Twitter, Facebook, or www.rss.k12.nc.us/ index.php/Departments/Horizons/ category/horizons

NC Rowan County Anime Group — Jan. 1-4: Ichiban Con home convention in Concord. Details at http://ichibancon.com/location/ or www.yahoogroups.com/group/NCRowanCountyanime/

 

Music & more 

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

Salisbury Symphony presents — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31: Tchaikovsky! www.salisburysymphony.org or 704-637-4314.

Coming to the Davis Theatre — • The Steel Wheels – Americana, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 8 p.m., $34 • 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. 704-920-2753 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/

Little River Band in Winston-Salem — April 3: R.J.Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, tickets at https://reynoldsauditorium.com

 

Theater 

OCT’s Living Room Reading Series — 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 4: “Kindertransport” by Daine Samuels. Free, rated PG. In the final nine months before World War II, nearly 10,000 unaccompanied Jewish children escaped from Germany on trains headed for the freedom of Britain. Most never saw their parents again. Kindertransport tells the story of Evelyn, a British woman in her fifties, and Eva, the nine-year-old German child she used to be. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www. oldcourthousetheatre.org

Speakers and forums

Helpful talks at the Y — • Women’s Health Luncheon, noon, Jan. 14. Free, open to the public, must sign up • Diabetes, 4- 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Free, open to the public, must sign up • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

ESU dinner with Dean Harry — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15: Dean Harry on “A Soldier’s Life in the Rebel Army;” a first person account in period costume of life on the battlefield, as recalled in letters mailed home from five Civil War soldiers. Held at Country Club of Salisbury. Hosted by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. RSVP to Gerry Wood 704-216-2660 or or gwood@gerrywoodauto.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.

 

Auditions

PPT’s ‘Macbeth’ youth audition workshop — Sat. 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

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. 11 and 12: 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

 

History 

Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5: Jack Middleton, Bob Propst share memories, knowledge, experiences of Kannapolis’s Centerview community. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Park East of Trinity Methodist Church, follow signs. Information Phil Goodman 704-796-0803

Forsyth County Genealogical Society — Jan. 6: Social at 6:30, program at 7 p.m.  Techniques for land platting ancestral properties and strategies for overcoming challenges posed by early land descriptions.  Free and open to the public. Forsyth County Public Library-Reynolda Manor Branch, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem.

Home & garden

11th annual Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 23-25: Thousands of square feet of exhibits of products, services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, kitchenware, more. Friday 2-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N. Carolina 49, Concord, 704-920-3976. For ticket info see www.cabarrusarena.com

 

Art 

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “20 Years Of CFA: The Retrospective Exhibit & Kick-Off Celebration,” exhibit reception 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22: Featuring memorabilia from St. Thomas Players productions, Muse & Spirit publications, numerous other CFA programs. Parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Artist of the month Connie Loflin Peninger. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Vintage photography by David Lammano and 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, greengoatgallery@yahoo.com

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — • 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 • Gallery hours Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

The Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center — Through Jan. 16: 31 paintings from the Watercolor Society of North Carolina annual juried travel exhibit. Also includes additional paintings from the Watercolor Society’s permanent collection. Mooresville is the only place in the state that this exhibit will be seen. Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St., Mooresville. Tuesday-Saturday noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. 704-663-6661, www.mooresvilleartists.org

 

Trips 

YMCA sponsored trips — • Feb. 10: Barn Dinner Theater, 11:30 a.m., going by motor coach to see “The Odd Couple,” $48 per person • July 14: “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

 

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 humanresources@salisburync.gov

 

Call for volunteers

MLK 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, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, needs volunteers to help feed the horses. www.horseprotection.org

 

Call for performers

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 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

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, others welcome. Audience seating first-come-first-served. Performers are selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org or see www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCNG96fkEQU

 

Call for artists

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, info@fullcirclearts.org or http:www.fullcirclearts.org

Mooresville Arts 2015 winter juried exhibit — Deadline 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, jadehart7@gmail.com

Caldwell Arts Council scheduling 2016 exhibitions — Caldwell Arts Council (Lenoir) is accepting portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2016 at either the Caldwell Arts Council gallery or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Deadline Jan. 30. Details for submitting at www.caldwellarts.com/157-submission-guidelines-for-exhibit-consideration/ or email office@caldwellarts.com

Concord’s Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2: A juried art show with artists spanning a wide variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, textiles. Discount for first deadline of Jan. 31. www.concorddowntown.com for information and applications.

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/

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