Roundabout — What’s Happening, Feb. 12-18

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 12, 2015


PPT presents ‘Macbeth’‑ Public tickets go on sale Monday. Show Dates:  Feb 20 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 21 and 28 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Adults $10, seniors/students $8. 704-633-5471 or  Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. • Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

Old Courthouse Theater presents Jesus Christ Superstar — by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, PG. Performances:  March 19-April 4. 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourt

Music and more

Moondance Orchestra m at Charles Mack Citizens Center — 7 p.m. Friday. Feb. 13: Joe Knox Auditorium, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Tickets $5. 704-662-3334,

Avett at the Davis Theatre — Jim Avett – Folk, 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.

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.

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. Concessions available. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

Catawba Piano Trio in free concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22: Dr. Daniel Skidmore, violinist; Anne Sellitti, cellist; Jacob Hahn, pianist. Sponsored by Piedmont Artists, held at 109 Penny Road, High Point.

Free concert with Martha Bassett — 
  7 p.m. 
Tuesday, February 24: Singer, musician, and songwriter Martha Bassett.  Stanback Auditorium of RPL. Admission is free. Please use the Fisher Street entrance near the historic Henderson Law Office. or  704-216-8240.

An evening with Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield — 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10: Tour kick-off in Charlotte. Joined by Avett Brothers bassist Paul Defiglia. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Tickets $43 at or

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 • or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee

Eddie Money at The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center —06:30 PM Sun, 03/15/15 with Andy Childs. The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, tickets 35.83

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

NC Music Hall Of Fame 2015 Induction — 7-9 p.m Oct. 15 , 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. The Induction ceremony will be a historical, entertaining and educational evening honoring some of North Carolina’s most outstanding music makers.

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,,



‘Our Earliest Cultures’ at The Rowan Museum — 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. Main St. Open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or email

Salisbury Confederate Prison Sesquicentennial exhibit —  10 a.m-4 p.m Friday, Feb. 20: Free one-day exhibit in the Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., includes flags, images of the prison and individuals associated with it, quotes from private and period sources, and handmade models of Prison structures based on 1886 Kraus lithograph. Also, in the Hurley Room an expert on ladies period clothing will be sharing information and showing apparel. On the lawn in front of the Stanback Auditorium reenactors with the 28th NCT will be in Union and Confederate uniforms. Sponsored by the Salisbury Confederate Prison Association. Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411 or


This and That

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.

Carolina Folkworks open house — 2-6 p.m. Feb. 21: Meet the teachers, light refreshments, participate in a music jam (all levels welcome). 1516 S. Main St.

JC Price Post with DJAaronS — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, February 15: Valentine’s Weekend Sunday Nightcap “2”

Lets Do It Again: Bringing you the best of the old and the New. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, $10 cover, dress code strictly enforced, tight security, adults only.

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 and the Arts, at Haven Lutheran Church, 209 W. Harrison St. (use long version in Briefs on 2-12)

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.

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

‘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

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 available 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: Inaugural Fur Fun 5k Run Walk for the PAWs. Bring Fido or run alone. Pre-registered participants guaranteed a race bag and treat. Proceeds go directly to construction of the dog park. Salisbury Civic Center. $20.

Sweethearts after Valentine’s Day Dance at J.F. Hurley Family 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.

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.

Center for Faith and the Arts 20th Anniversary Celebration — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 7: An evening of celebration honoring the vision of Dr. J. Daniel Brown and 20 successful years of Center for Faith and the Arts. Held at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. $75 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, open bar, entertainment by St. Thomas Players. Dress is festive cocktail attire or call 704-647-0999.

Kannapolis Cruise-In 2015 season begins — 3:30-9 p.m. March 24 and every second Saturday March-November (except May): Family fun free to the public. 113 W. 1st St., Downtown Kannapolis.

Concord Library events — • League of Extraordinary Legos, Feb. 17 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Snow Dog Story Time Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. Seasonal stories and make your own snow dog without snow. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty. us/library or Facebook

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.

9th Annual Touch-A-Truck — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18: Hands-on educational experience; all ages will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of vehicles and occupations. Free. Rain date May 2. To register a vehicle, call 704- 216-2708. Held in the Salisbury Post parking lot downtown.

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 5K Rhythm and Run — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 18: 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Supports the NCMHOF Museum. Live music, a run for the kids, cash prizes, medals.

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. Free. Rain date April 29. Held at Prescott section of the Salisbury Greenway. To volunteer to help call: 704-216-2708.

Spring Family Campout — 3 p.m. April 24-10 a.m. April 25: Limited openings remaining. Pitch a tent, sit by the fire, fish in the lake, gaze at the stars. Includes campfire food, outdoor games, nature sessions, movie on the big screen. Camp out is at Salisbury Community Park. Cost: $20/tent (up to 4 people), $5/per additional person, $10 tent rental available.



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

Inaugural Fur Fun 5k Run/Walk for the PAWs — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 28: $20 registration fee. Not your everyday 5k fun run/walk: bring Fido or run alone to support Salisbury’s first dog park. Pre-registered participants guaranteed a race bag and treat. All proceeds collected will go directly towards the construction of the dog park. Salisbury Civic Center.

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. Plunges at 1 p.m. for adults and 1:15 p.m. for kids. Food, deejay, All proceeds go to the Special Olympics of Rowan. Info/registration at or Jay Taylor at 704-654-6892 or or Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or

Free concert by Southland to benefit the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 28: Singing and praising at Phaniels Baptist Church. All info at  or 704-209-3700.

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. JDRF One Walk in Rowan-Iredell-Cabarrus organized by JDRF’s Greater Western Carolinas Chapter. Participants walk a 5K at the Intimidator’s Stadium to raise money for critical type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Information/registration at


Wine and beer tastings

 Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 13:  Wines of California wine tasting with Kelsey Brown, Empire Distributing.  A selection of California gems including a sparkling chocolate wine just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Appetizers provided by students of Livingstone’s Culinary Arts Program.  $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


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,

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesdays 8-10 pm: Live team trivia • Wednesdays: Open mic night • Saturdays: Karaoke • Mondays: College night with pong tourney • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more.

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,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday Wayward Reason celebrates Valentine’s Day. $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.

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — Friday, Feb. 13: Valentines party featuring the band Invaders .  Free pool every Sunday, 8 Ball tournament every Tue 7:30 pm. Free pool Sundays • 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • Friday: The Piedmont Boys• 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17: Fat Tuesday Party with the Throttle Kings • 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18: Gallows Bound • Starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22: Carrie Nation and Speakeasy and the Dead Soldiers • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 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.



4th annual Earth Day Jam — April 17-19: Music and arts festival benefitting LandTrust for Central NC. Musical lineup of 20+ artists, activities, games for kids and family, food from local farms, beverages from local breweries and vineyards. Showcases environmental education organizations, projects providing opportunities in sustainable farming, local food, conscious environmental choices, alternative energy and energy conservation, protection of resources, and natural healing. See

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of arts and culture. Family friendly and free. New for 2015: expanded kids area, more arts vendors, more food vendors.

19th Annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2: Starts with Parade of Nations and features five International villages plus free amusements, Purina Dog Show, Circus Stella, TeenScene and Community Non-Profit Organizations. 336-248-3960

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). or 800-234-3368.

Jiggy with the Piggy Jam! — Downtown Kannapolis,113 West 1st St., Kannapolis. May 8-9. Jiggy with the Piggy Festival is a 35-year tradition with  arts and craft vendors, concerts, 5k walk/run, car cruise-in, Friday Night outdoors movie campus,  all you can eat pancake breakfast at Cannon Memorial YMCA, a People’s Choice wings and pork tasting, and National Train Day events at the train station.



Yoga Party Tricks — noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Fun-filled workshop, appropriate for all levels. Held at the Green Goat Gallery. Early bird price $35, day of class $45. Register at For more information visit

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.

Pottery 101 — Paint Your Own Pottery through guided instruction, no artistic ability necessary. Supplies and firing costs included. For age 14-adult. Cost $35. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays • Rabbit Plate Feb. 19 • Whimsical Bunny Plate March 5 • Dancing Teapot March 26; and

— Let’s Get Messy! Try your hand at the potter’s wheel one evening without committing to a full session of classes. For age 14-adult. Cost $35. Wednesday Feb. 18 and March 4, 18 • Schedule your own Paint Your Own or Let’s Get Messy class, minimum of 8 participants required for private class. You provide the libations and snacks, we will provide the fun • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,

Center for Faith and the Arts — • The Art of Expression, 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays: Movement and Spoken Word Improvisation Class, for all ages and levels. Taught by Elizabeth Cole • Belly Dance Mini-Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 21: American Tribal Style Belly Dance taught by Nancy Gaines. Optional potluck lunch • or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

Community Music Program at Catawba College — Private instruction or class/group lessons for all ages. Registration forms at

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

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.

Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. first Mondays: At The Green Goat Art Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer. Canvases available for purchase; paints, easels, brushes, aprons, instructions, provided. $25 per class. Call Patt 704-232-6000 or Carol 704-213-6171 or

Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes. $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 Sadler, 215-300-4369,

Oil Painting with artist/instructor Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: $45 paid day of class. 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. Enroll at 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 certified art instructor. No talent required. Held at Michaels, 1465 Klumac Road. Register there or at or 704-636-3130.

Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — 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. Spotlight Dance Company, 129 W. Corriher Ave., 704-637-3875.

Speakers and forums

Dr. Paul Murphy on ‘Jazz and Spirituals’ — 6:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 19, sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. Country Club of Salisbury. Dinner reservations $32 each; RSVP to Toni Iossi, 704-212-2114. Info at

Captain Cheryl Peters, Piedmont Airlines’ first female pilot —1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889,

Community Forum at Catawba — 7:30 p.m. February 17: Dr. Racelle Weiman with stories of women who stood against genocidal policies of Nazi Germany from 1933-1945. Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall.  Admission is free.



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.



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,



Family Movie Night — 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Showing the film ‘EPIC.’ Free. Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions available for purchase. Hall Gymnasium, 1400 W. Bank St..



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 in the Building 6 Social Room at 2 p.m. Open to the public. Terri Gilbeau, 704-638-9000 ext. 3575; Jenny Taylor ext. 3065; or Brittany Gerring ext. 3143 or see

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “20 Years Of CFA: The Retrospective Exhibit” featuring memorabilia from St. Thomas Players productions, Muse and Spirit publications, numerous other CFA programs. Parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Artist of the month is Ingrid Erickson. She specializes in beautiful, intricate cut-paper of nature and birds. The Framing Gallery. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.

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,

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,

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — “Black and White” by Elizabeth McAdams and Lori McAdams. Opening Reception Feb. 13 • 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,

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — In/Equity confronts human rights issues. 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: Exhibit of paintings, photography and 3D art, including pottery, digital art, paintings, stained glass, mosaics, more • New exhibit by Mount Pleasant High School students. Free, open to the public. 704-795-1901 or

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15: Digital artist photographer Barry Moore demonstrates photographing artwork under glass as well as 3 dimensional work plus information on image processing in Photoshop. Free, open to the public. 704-663-6661,

Hart Witzen Charlotte — March 7: “Showdown,” group exhibit. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media.



 YMCA sponsored trips — • 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@

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 volunteers

Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove,

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


Call for vendors

‘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. Vendors may contact Tonya Miller Cross,

4th annual Earth Day Jam — April 17-19: Music and arts festival benefitting LandTrust for Central North Carolina. Environmental education organizations, projects providing opportunities in sustainable farming, local food, conscious environmental choices, alternative energy and energy conservation, protection of resources, and natural healing. See

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Needed: Belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture.

19th Annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 2:. One-day event celebrates diverse cultures with foods, exhibits, demonstrations, live entertainment at Finch Park. Contact City of Lexington’s Recreation Department 336-248-3960 or


Call for writers

Seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival: Yard Sale — Lee Street theatre’s Original 10-Minute Play Festival is one of our most anticipated productions each season. Whether you are an experienced playwright or trying to complete your bucket list, submit a play and have the chance to see your ideas come to life. Deadline Feb. 28. Information at 2015-original-10-minute-play-festival-yard-sale/


Call for performers

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Needed: Belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture.

Sing with the Concert Choir and Choral Society — 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, call 704-224-7148, or visit

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

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.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open for performers, spectators. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, others welcome. Performers selected by lottery. E-mail


Call for artists

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Needed: Belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture.

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

Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — May 21 and Sept. 17: Juried shows with artists selected by committee. Room for up to 30 artists. For application contact Barbara at or Connie at or call 828-322-1121. Deadlines April 1 and Aug. 1.


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