Roundabout — What’s Happening Jan. 15-21

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 15, 2015


PPT Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘Lombardi‘ — General admission tickets available beginning Jan. 19: Show dates Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 4-7 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Based on the book “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi. Producing Partner Carolina Panthers. Adults $15, students/seniors $12. • Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

Twin City Stage presents ‘Pride and Prejudice’ — Feb. 6-15: Thursday, Friday, Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. At the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors/students. Call 336-725-4001 for tickets or visit


Music & more 

LIVE at Lee Street theatre — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16: Chatham County Line. See story in Arts & Entertainment news.

‘Sounds of the Sixties’ at Lee Street theatre — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22-24 and 29-31: The annual Lee Street cabaret is back, taking you through one of the best decades in music history. Tickets $15+tax at or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

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 or 704-372-1000. See

Free concert of violin and piano music at Catawba College — Jan. 24:  See story in Arts & Entertainment news.

Salisbury Symphony presents — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31: North Carolina Symphony, William Henry Curry, conductor, performs “Tchaikovsky!” featuring: Symphony No. 4. At Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Tickets at 704-637-4314, Visitors Center, Sidewalk Deli, Pinoccho’s Italian Restaurant, Crescent Pharmacy, Corriher Springs Florist or

The Steel Wheels at the Davis Theatre — • The Steel Wheels, Americana, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 8 p.m., $34 • Brand New Opry – Bluegrass, Thursdays, Jan. 29 and March 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m., $15 • 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. 704-920-2753 or www.–

Harry Connick Jr. at the Belk Theater — Feb. 17, 2015: At Charlotte’s Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets at or 704-372-1000.

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 South Tryon St. • Ovens Auditorium at 2700 East Independence Blvd. • Complete listings at • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,


This & That 

Horizons Unlimited family programs — • 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. Listing of programs throughout the 2014-2015 school year at

MLK Jr. holiday events —  See story in Arts & Entertainment news.

February Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Events — • African American Doll Exhibit. Admission fee applies • 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28: African American Fashion Show. $10 admission includes museum admission and refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to show off their family heirlooms. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or by phone 704-762-9359 • Silent Auction: Place your bid before March 28 • Open Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359.

Concord Library events — • League of Extraordinary Legos Jan. 20 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Winter Whimsy Preschool Story Time Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. Stories and puffy snow paint craft. 704-920-2058 • Quilting 101 Jan. 22 at5:30 p.m.. Demonstration-style program. 704-920-2054 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook



Opportunity — The Rowan County Fair Association is hosting the Zerbini Outdoor under the Big Top Circus on April 24. We are seeking an organization, school, church to do pre-sales. The amount of monies you receive is based on pre-sales and gate sales. Anyone interested should call Randall Barger at 704-640-2326.

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. or 04-636-1882.

14th Annual Walk to End Lupus Kickoff Rally — 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3: All American Pub, 200 East Bland St., Charlotte. Free. RSVP at https://2015cltkickoff.

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



‘Our Earliest Cultures’ opens at The Rowan Museum — 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18: Opening reception. Exhibit reflects the history of Rowan County. Guests may bring in items from their personal collections and use a special computer program to identify their own points. 202 N.h Main St. Open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or email


Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • Friday: In-house pool tournament, $5 • Sunday: open pool table • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@

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 • 704-638-9647,

Danny Franklin plays live — 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24: Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. See Danny Franklin on youtube.

Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. — • Monday: Team trivia • Tuesay: Open mic • Wednesday: Karaoke • Thursdays: Pong • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke. GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Firm Foundation and The Hess Family • 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,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. For the very first time Saturday Jan. 17: Southern Justice. A nice variety and fun for all ages, $5 cover • Thursdays karaoke • Fridays live deejay • 704-762-9990,

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. Saturday: Steve Gilbert and the Filthy Still Band • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • Open Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 704-633-3750,

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.


Wine & beer tastings 

Tonight at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15: Porter and Stout beer tasting. A selection of six dark beers to warm your insides. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16: Italian Wine Tasting with Koichi Matsuda of CHL International Trading. Taste six wonderful wines from an Italian wine specialist. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@

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 for information on upcoming events.

Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse — Saturday, Jan. 17: Polar Putt Putt Tournament, $20 per person. Shotgun start 1 p.m. Event will be held inside the heated pavilion. Registration for groups or individuals. Teams determined by PGA professional Bill Gombert. Prize to best team score and any holes-inone. Food available “at the turn,” brats, burgers. RSVP required at 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,



Beginner Beekeeping course — 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 15-Mar. 11: 9-week course 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. $35 includes handouts, beginner beekeeping book, field day event. Pre-registration required. Information: Randy Cox 704-798-4501.

Center for Faith & the Arts — • Refresh & Relax Yoga • Nia Technique Classes: 6 p.m. • Belly Dance• For class dates and pricing information see or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church.

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

‘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. Cost $30; members of Rowan Museum or HSF $25; Newcomers to the community (1 year or less): $20. Register at Historic Salisbury Foundation 704-636-0103 or

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 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 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sdaler, 215-300-4369,

Oil Painting with artist/instructor Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: ongoing adult oil classes at the Artist’s Bungalow. Cost $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. Call 704-232-6000. See Patt’s work or to purchase at

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 and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.

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.

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 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 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,, steppinoutdance

Yoga or tap — • Yoga, all levels, 704-232-2427 • Adult beginner tap • 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.


New arts & crafts classes:

Workshop on making paper beads

Do you admire beautiful beaded jewelry such as was made and worn by Victorian women? Do you also admire beads made by Ugandan women whose cooperative sells its wares over the Internet?

For the modern woman or man, beadmaking is an ideal hobby. It is inexpensive, takes up little space and produces something beautiful.

At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at their new location — Center for Faith & the Arts, CFA, 207 W. Harrison St. — Olde Rowan Fiber Guild will have a workshop on making paper beads. For non-members there is a $5 fee (built into members’ yearly dues) and for all there is a $2 fee for a kit of necessities.

Participants should bring scissors, a wooden ruler or other rigid straight edge and a foam egg carton. Some of the items may be shared with others.

Instructor Jose Esquivel, a Fiber Guild member, guarantees at least a pair of earrings as a result of the evenings work. She urges everyone to “make it beautiful.”

Paint Your Own Pottery at Pottery 101

Paint your own piece of pottery through guided instruction.  Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it!  No artistic ability necessary.  All supplies and firing costs are included. For ages 14-adult. The cost is $35 and the classes run from 7-9 p.m.

Starry Night Clay Canvas class is Thursday, Jan. 29;

Valentine mug class is Thursday, Feb. 5 (paint one for $20 or two for $35).

Let’s Get Messy! at Pottery 101

This one evening pottery class offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel without committing to a full session of classes. Participants will be instructed on the basics of wheel throwing and will make and decorate pots.

For ages 14-adult. The cost is $35 and classes are Wednesdays.

Available dates are Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 4, 18 and March 4, 18.

Pottery 101 is located at 101 S. Main St. Call 704-209-1632 or visit

Crochet Classes at Green Goat Gallery 

Beginner Crochet with Carrie: You asked for it, and we heard you.  Learn all the basics of crochet:  slip stitch, chain, single crochet, reading a pattern.  Students will learn to crochet a dishcloth.  Take this class first, then come back to learn how to crochet the Spencer Goat.

The class is Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1-3 p.m. The cost of  $35 includes yarn and basic pattern. Bring  a size G, H or I crochet hook.

No experience needed. Class size is limited to four  students and the deadline to enroll is Friday, Jan. 23; payment holds your spot.

Spencer Goat with Carrie

The Town of Spencer is hosting a fun community project to celebrate the goats who are helping to clean up Spencer Woods, for those who have basic crochet skills and want to make the Spencer Goat.  Carrie will include instruction on magic ring used to start the pattern.

The class is Saturday, Jan. 31 from 1-3:30 p.m. The cost of  $45 includes kit with yarn and goat pattern. Bring a size F crochet hook.

Experience needed:  slip stitch, chain, single crochet. The class size is limited to six students. The  deadline to enroll is Friday, Jan. 30; payment holds your spot.

Call 704-431-4527 or stop by at 516 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer to enroll.

Chrismons, all new designs 

• Thursday, Feb. 5 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: New Beginner • Thursday, Feb. 5 from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.: Beginner • Friday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m-1 p.m.: Intermediate 1 • Friday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.: Intermediate 2 • Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.: New Beginner • Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.: Beginner • Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10:30 a.m-1 p.m.: Advanced • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,

Speakers and forums

RSVP to participate in forums for community members — Participants provide feedback on what they’d like to see in the downtown district. Begins with reception. Participants receive Downtown Dollars and may win door prizes. Hosted by Downtown Salisbury Inc. and the City of Salisbury; held at Salisbury Business Center/Integro Technologies. from downtown merchants • Beyond the Curb Focus Group Series for families — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26: This focus group is for people who still have children living at home and are interested in the future of Downtown Salisbury. RSVP to

Helpful talks at the Y — Diabetes, 4- 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Free, open to the public, must sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. or call 704-636-0111.



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.



‘Fruitvale Station’ screening — 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19: The Vine Events hosts a screening of a film based on the death of Oscar Grant, an unarmed man killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer in 2009. Parish pastor Anthony Smith of Mission House will be the discussion moderator following the film. East Square Artworks, 120 E. Innes St.



Uwharrie Players hold auditions for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ — Uwharrie Players  present Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” April 17-26 at Albemarle High School. Auditions are Feb. 8-9 from 7-9 p.m. at 594 E. Main St., Albemarle. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All roles are open. Details: Lena Olson 704-983-1119 or email

Home & garden

11th annual Home & Landscape Show —  11th annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show,  Jan. 23-25 at at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. Thousands of square feet of garden, landscape and water features displayed. Home Improvement Alley showcases trends in kitchens and baths, windows and doors, cabinets and countertops, outdoor furniture and storage. A wide of array of services are featured including builders, contractors, painters, gutters, furniture, decks, pools, greenhouses, spas, entertainment systems, kitchenware, mowers and tractors and more. Free DIY seminars all weekend long include garden and home remodeling experts. Jason Cameron, host of DIY Networks Sledgehammer, Man Caves and Desperate Landscapes, will be  hosting free seminars all weekend long. Show dates and times are 2-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23;  10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday – Jan. 24; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday – Jan. 25. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center is just north of Charlotte, off Hwy 49 in Concord. Admission $7.50, ages 16 and under free, age 65 and over is $5.50. Parking is free. Visit



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: See story in Arts & Entertainment news.

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — 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,

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,

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Large works exhibit entitled “Big!” Opening reception Friday 6-8 p.m. See story in Arts & Entertainment news.

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, mosaic sculptures • Through Jan. 31, 2015 • Gallery hours Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882,

The Guild Gallery, 11 Union St., lower level, Concord — Through February: New exhibit of paintings, photography and 3D art, including pottery, digital art, paintings, stained glass, mosaics, more. Free, open to the public.



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 number of seats • Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@

Community Travelers trip — Seven days, six nights in Cape Cod at Martha’s Vineyard with the Community Travelers. June 14-20, 2015. Contact Alfreda Brenda Cowan for details 704-633-9073.


Call for performers

Call for Singers, Kannapolis — See story in Arts & Entertainment news.

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.


Call for writers

Seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival: Yard Sale — See story in Arts & Entertainment news.


Call for artists

Salisbury VAMC taking entries for Veteran art competition — See story in Arts & Entertainment news.

Concord’s Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2: A juried art show for mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, textiles. Discount for meeting first deadline of Jan. 31. See

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. Full instructions at 704-.334-1177 or

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 Jessica DeHart, chair,

Caldwell Arts Council scheduling 2016 exhibitions — The Caldwell Arts Council (Lenoir) is accepting portfolios from local and regional artists for possible 2016 exhibitions. Deadline Jan. 30. Details at or email

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