Roundabout — What’s Happening Feb. 5-11
Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘Lombardi‘ — 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday. Producing Partner Carolina Panthers. Adults $15, students/seniors $12 • Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Music & more
Phil Keaggy Live at Lee Street Theatre — 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6: Limited seating left. $20 plus tax at leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.
Local Bluegrass bands on last Fridays — 7 p.m. the last Friday every month: “Pickin’ for the Master” begins with featured local band and concludes with acoustic jam session, open to all. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
Jim Avett at the Davis Theatre —Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., $17. 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. 704-920-2753 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/
Charlotte Folk Society presents Scott Ainslie — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13: Blues singer/ guitarist/historian Scott Ainslie. Free, Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte. Donations appreciated. www.folksociety.org
‘Our Earliest Cultures’ at The Rowan Museum — Exhibit reflects the history of Rowan County. Guests may use a special computer program to identify their own points. 202 N. Main St. Open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946.
This & That
First Friday at Literary Bookpost — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6: celebrate Black History Month and the Coretta Scott King Book Award at the Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., cohosted by the Center for Faith & the Arts. Readings at 5:30, 6:15, and 7 p.m. Information at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7: Bring a snack to share. $7 per person, non-members welcome J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Feb. 14 Horizons Unlimited family programs — 3 p.m.: Family movie in the Planetarium, free. “Under the Planetarium Stars,” what if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? Rated (G) • 5 p.m.: Educational Show/Live Sky; $2 per person. “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” did slaves really use this song as a secret code to find their way to freedom, or is it simply a folk song written to teach about the Underground Railroad? • 6 p.m.: Laser Show/Live Sky; $2 per person. Laser Zeppelin Show, Magical sounds of Led Zeppelin plus custom laser imagery. Parental guidance suggested • 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. See www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium
Midday Valentine Celebration — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14: For all ages. Includes bingo and food concessions. Sponsored by Omega Chapter 242 Order of Eastern Star, PHA. Held at Faithful Guide Lodge 376, 113 Krider St., Cleveland.
What do we do? Who are we? — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16: Olde Rowan Fiber Guild open house/membership drive. Displays and demonstrations will showcase the work of the guild, past, present and future. The event takes place at the Center for Faith & the Arts, at Haven Lutheran Church, 209 W. Harrison St.
‘You can’t burn down history’ — noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 21: An event to commemorate the Dunbar Center and share a vision for its future. Vendors on site. Held at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion, 940 S. Long St., East Spencer. Hosted by Renaissance Arts Program.
Sweethearts after Valentine’s Day Dance at the YMCA — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Bring a snack to share. $7 per person, non-members welcome J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Free health events open to the public at the Y — • 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25: Diabetes, What to eat? Open to the public, free, must sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
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 ticket includes museum admission and refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to show off their family heirlooms. Tickets at the museum or 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.
Fur Fun 5k Run Walk for the PAWs — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28: First annual Fur Fun 5k Run Walk for the PAWs. Bring Fido or run alone to support Salisbury’s first dog park. Pre-registered participants guaranteed a race bag and treat. Proceeds go directly to construction of the dog park. Salisbury Civic Center. $20. www.salisburync.gov/Play
Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3: Details at 704-636-0111 for information or appointment. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Concord Library events — • What Happened Historical Book Monday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m “Freedom is Not Enough” by James T. Patterson. Register at 704-920-2054 • Creators of Cool: Snow Globe LOVE-ly Bookmarks Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Stories about things we plus folded bookmark. For ages 7-12. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord.
Egg Hunt and Community Fun Day — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28: An afternoon of games, treats and an egg hunt. Free. Easter Egg Hunt to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. Held at Kelsey Scott Park. www.salisburync.gov/Play
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6: Salisbury Wine Shop will be participating in Downtown Salisbury’s Wine About Winter wine tasting event. Regular wine tastings resume Friday, Feb. 13 • 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
4th annual Earth Day Jam — April 17-19: Music and arts festival directly benefitting LandTrust for Central North Carolina and raises money to fund environmental projects in the community. See www.earthdayjamnc.com/
19th Annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2: Starts with Parade of Nations and featues five International villages plus free amusements, Purina Dog Show, Circus Stella, TeenScene and Community Non-Profit Organizations. 336-248-3960 www.LexingtonNC.gov
Mother Earth News Fair — April 11-12: Family-friendly sustainable living event featuring 200 hands-on workshops and demonstrations. $20 pre-order weekend wristband passes. $30 at the gate. Age 17 and under free. Held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher (near Asheville). www.MotherEarthNewsFair.com or 800-234-3368.
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • Friday: In-house pool tournament, $5 • Sunday: open pool table • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.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 • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesday 8-10 pm: Live team trivia • Wednesday: Open mic night • Saturday: Karaoke • Monday: College night with pong tourney • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more. www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Benjamin’s Mantle and Steel Breeze. 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: Divided By Four, $5 cover • Thursdays karaoke • 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.
Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — Benefit on Feb. 7. See FUNDRAISERS. Free pool Sundays • 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
Tonight at Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 8:30 p.m.: Stevie Tombstone • 8 p.m. Friday: Neil Jackson opening for Joe Buck Yourself at 10 p.m. • Saturday: 8:30 p.m. Matt Woods opening for Fifth on the Floor • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • Sunday 11 a.m.-7 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 and beer tasting for Salisbury Pride — Feb. 7: Join friends for wine and beer tasting along with snacks to help support Salisbury Pride 2015. Tickets $20 from any Salisbury Pride member, at the door or at salisburypride.com. Held at Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St.
Swap ‘n shop benefit — 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7: Free admission. Selling motorcycle parts and memorabilia. Also having a benefit for well-known and well-loved Charles Holcomb who lost his wife and mother-in-law. Plates and cakes available along with other items donated to this benefit. At Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road.
Ninth annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala — 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Feb. 21: CenterStage@NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. For info call 704-716-5640 or email email@example.com
Polar plunge for Special Olympics — Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 14: Second annual Polar Plunge held at the Elk’s Riverpark. Long Ferry Road. All proceeds go to the Special Olympics of Rowan. Info/registration http://tiny.cc/rowancountypolarplunge
4th annual Earth Day Jam — April 17-19: See FESTIVALS
Fundraising opportunity — April 24: Rowan County Fair Association will host Zerbini Outdoor under the Big Top Circus. 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.
JDRF One Walk, Rowan-Iredell-Cabarrus — Saturday, April 25. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m- 12:30 p.m. event. Participants walk a 5K at the Intimidator’s Stadium to raise money for critical type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Information/registration at www.gwc.jdrf.org
Yoga Party Tricks — noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Fun-filled workshop, appropriate for all levels, will explore arm balances with detailed training. Held at the Green Goat Gallery. Register at email firstname.lastname@example.org. Early bird $35, day of class $45. http://theplayfulelephant.wix.com/jacquishivewellness.
Community Music Program at Catawba College — Private instruction or class/group lessons for all ages. Registration forms at www.catawba.edu/communitymusc
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., Feb. 16 • 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19 • Make six cards. Non-member $15, member $12, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Mugs and Messy at Pottery 101 — Let’s Get Messy! One evening pottery class offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel without committing to a full session of classes. For ages 14-adult. The cost is $35 and classes are Wednesdays. Available dates Feb. 18 and March 4, 18 • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Level II adult acting with Craig Kolkebeck — Tuesdays Feb. 10 -May 12: For actors who have previously studied with Kolkebeck or have had stage experience or formal training. Registration $280. To register, call LSt at 704-310-5507 or visit http://www.leestreet.org/actingclasses/
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oil Painting with artist/instructor Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: ongoing adult oil classes. $45 paid day of class. Must call ahead, Paint like the Old Masters, a more detailed and extensive class OR painting made simple. Call 704-232-6000. See Patt’s work or to purchase at www.PattLegg.net
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 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, 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.
Speakers and forums
Artists talk —4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7: Featured artists: Paris Alexander; Matt Amante and Keith Kinlaw; Jim Gallucci. A reception will follow. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Free, open to the public. 704-636-3431, www.faithart.org
Twin City Stage auditions for ‘Anne of Green Gables: — 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8: No appointment. Roles for 3 men and 6 women (ages 30+), and 6-8 girls plus 4-6 boys (ages 10-18). Performance dates May 1-3. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Twin City Stage 336-748-0857 x201, www.twincitystage.org
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.
Family Movie Night — 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Showing “EPIC.” Free. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Concessions available for purchase. Hall Gymnasium, 1400 W. Bank St.. www.salisburync.gov/play
Salisbury VAMC Veteran art competition — Winners of the local level of competition of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival announced Feb. 21 during a showing at 2 p.m. Open to the public. www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp
Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “20 Years Of CFA: The Retrospective Exhibit.” 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 — Connie Loflin Peninger. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Wine about winter host: Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — • New paintings by Phyllis Steimel. Salisbury photography by David Lamanno • Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — 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
Last weekend for ‘Big’ at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Large works exhibit entitled “Big!” Artwork by Rail Walk artists featuring larger than life images, physically large paintings or paintings with big ideas • 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. — • 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 — • Feb. 10: Barn Dinner Theater, 11:30 a.m., “The Odd Couple,” $48 per person • Feb. 27: Southern Spring Show, $26 per person, leave at 9 a.m. • March 4: 9 a.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, leave at 9 a.m. • 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@ rowanymca.com
Train journey to the nation’s capital — March 12-15: Scenic excursion from Piedmont to Washington. Tickets and info at 704-636-2889 ext. 224 or www.nctrans.org
Community Travelers trip — Seven days, six nights in Cape Cod at Martha’s Vineyard with the Community Travelers. June 14-20, 2015. Call Alfreda Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073.
Call for volunteers
Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org
Earth Day on the Greenway Exploratory — 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 22: Interactive environmental education stations along the Greenway to teach the importance of nature. To volunteer to help call: 704-216-2708 or visit www.salisburync.gov/Play
Call for vendors
‘You can’t burn down history’ — noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 21: Commemorate the Dunbar Center and share a vision for its future. Held at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion, 940 S. Long St., East Spencer. Vendors may contact Tonya Miller Cross, firstname.lastname@example.org
4th annual Earth Day Jam — April 17-19: Music and arts festival directly benefitting LandTrust for Central North Carolina. See www.earthdayjamnc.com/
19th Annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 2, at Finch Park. Contact City of Lexington’s Recreation Department 336-248-3960 or www.LexingtonNC.gov
Call for writers
Seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival: Yard Sale — Lee Street theatre’s Original 10-Minute Play Festival, deadline Feb. 28. Information www.leestreet.org/home/ 2015- original-10-minute-play-festival-yard-sale/
Call for performers
Sing with the Concert Choir and Choral Society this spring — The Concert Choir will be joining with the Choral Society to sing the music of Handel, Wilberg and others, music scored for double choruses. Meet Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the choir room at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Innes St. All singers welcome.
Southern Piedmont Singers — Accepting new members (8th grade and up) through Feb. 8. No audition or experience required. To join, simply show up to a rehearsal, which are on Sundays at 2:15 p.m. at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. For information email SPSingers@gmail.com, call 704-224-7148, or visit www.facebook.com/SPSingers
Lexington’s 19th Annual Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 2, at Finch Park. One-day event celebrates diverse cultures with foods, exhibits, demonstrations, live entertainment. Contact City of Lexington’s Recreation Department 336-248-3960 or www.LexingtonNC.gov
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/
Fourth annual Carolina’s Got Art juried arts competition —Open to all Carolina artists, amateur and professional, working in any medium. $35 entry fee allows an artist to enter up to three pieces. $25,000 in cash prizes (14 winners) awarded in two juried shows in May and June of 2015. Deadline March 15. Enter www.carolinasgotart.com
Salisbury VAMC taking entries for Veteran art competition — Deadline Monday, Feb. 9: Submissions accepted for the local level of competition of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Applicy through Recreation Therapy office in Building 6. Call Terri Gilbeau, 704-638-9000 ext. 3575; Jenny Taylor ext. 3065; or Brittany Gerring ext. 3143 or see www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp
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