Arts & Entertainment events July 23-29

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tonight at 7:30 is opening night for PPT’s Tony-winning musical ‘Ain’t Misbehavin,’ followed by complimentary reception 

Brittany Currie, Wynn Durah, Alexis Greer, Tyler Smith and Tameka Brown prepare to stage the Tony Award winning musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the performance. Show dates: July 23-25, 29-31 and Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m., matinee July 26 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $18, seniors/students $15. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471 or

Gold Hill Ghost walk Saturday

GOLD HILL — Saturday. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. Local ghosts, goblins, haints and haunts are coming to the Historic Village of Gold Hill on Saturday. Mark your calendar for the Gold Hill Ghost Walk for the scariest time of your life. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Arbor in the Village on the day of the event. (Check the village map signs to find the Arbor location.) Children under 6 are free. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m., and guided walks begin at 8 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association,


Free Movie in the Park Friday: Salisbury and Kannapolis

SALISBURY — “How to Train your Dragon 2.” Pre-movie entertainment begins at 8 p.m. and the free movie begins at 9 p.m. at City Park, 316 Lake Drive. For details, visit

KANNAPOLIS — “The Penguins of Madagascar.” 7:30 p.m. music and entertainment., movie starts about 8:45 p.m. Village Park, 700 W. C St. For details, visit


Music at the Mural on Saturday with LiveHouse

7 p.m. Saturday: LiveHouse performs at the outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. See or   The Music At the Mural Concert Series is hosted by the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department. The concert will be held on West Fisher Street beginning at 7 p.m.; be sure to bring a chair. For convenient parking look behind City Hall off of South Main or South Lee Streets. Come down early to grab a bite at one of downtown Salisbury’s restaurants and shop and stroll beforehand.


Piedmont Dance Theatre gives free performance of ‘Peter Pan’ at Village Park

KANNAPOLIS — Piedmont Dance Theatre presents the classic “Peter Pan” on Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at the Village Park Amphitheater. PDT will bring its usual comedic touches to this production for people of all ages. No tickets are required. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and a picnic if desired. In case of rain the performance will be moved to the Old Cabarrus Bank Building at 201 West Ave. The performance is co-sponsored by the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department as part of its 2015 Summer Entertainment Series.


WRHS ‘Out of the box’ fundraiser 

MT. ULLA — A mattress sale: a crazy idea for raising money for a high school band program? West Rowan High School’s uniforms are 16 years old this year — the oldest in Rowan County and older than many of the kids wearing them! This unique fundraiser will be Saturday at the school on NC 801, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New, high quality mattresses in all sizes, shapes, materials on display, available for inspection before buying, with mattress professionals on hand to answer questions. Pricing is 60% below retail. The kids will also be there helping. Phone 704-278-9233 or visit


Paddle the river and lake this weekend

Paddle South Yadkin to Hwy 601 — 1-6 p.m. Friday July 24: Paddle 4.75 miles on the South Yadkin where River Park at Coolemee Falls in Davie County is (The Bullhole). $20. With music from 4-6 p.m. by folk singer Scott Gibson from Lexington, plus food from Wild Willie’s Weiner Wagon.

Paddle and fish High Rock Lake — 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25: Yadkin Riverkeeper paddle and fishing day at Tamarac Marina on High Rock Lake includes kayak fishing program 9:30-11 a.m., followed by a fish fry from noon-2 p.m. Optional tour of High Rock Lake by powerboat with Yadkin Riverkeeper, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $20.

Paddle Lake Tillery at Morrow Mountain — 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 26: Paddle tour continues with leisurely round trip afternoon paddle at Morrow Mountain State Park in Uwharrie National Forest. $20.

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Sunday Summer Concert Series at Mean Mug

Free performance by singer/songwriter Tom Williams, 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Granite Quarry’s Tom Williams is a singer/songwriter who has been playing tunes for more than 40 years. He plays music from multiple genres, original tunes and covers. Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St., next to Mambo Grill.


Annual Coffee and Cutting HSRC fundraiser 

8 a.m.-noon Saturday: Jean McCoy and Rick Travis will host their annual Coffee and Cutting Fundraiser with the Humane Society of Rowan County as recipients. This beautiful event will be held rain or shine at Jean and Rick’s home at 505 Steeplechase Trail. Bring a bucket and scissors and cut flowers to take home or give to a friend. Suggested donations: $10 for a bucket and $25 for a large bucket, but any donation is appreciated. The day also includes a complimentary brunch and a silent auction. See www. or call 704-636-5700.

Deadline tomorrow: Join a dragon boat team for a wild ride

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Aug. 1 at the Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road. There are spots for 30 teams. An introductory practice session is included in the team registration fee. Learn more at Rowan Chamber at 704-633-4221 or or


Experience a Night at the Museums

Saturday, Aug. 1: See two museums come to life. Presented by Rowan Museum and the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum. Featuring characters, scavenger hunts, buffet dinner, movie clips and more. Purchase tickets at the Salisbury-Rowan Visitors Center, 204 E. Innes St., or call 704-638-3100. Showtimes are 5:15 and 6 p.m. Tickets: adults/seniors $25 • children $10 • family of 4 $75. Visit for more information.

Save the date: BBQ, Bands & Boots fundraiser

Good eats and good music for a great cause. The second annual BBQ, Bands & Boots fundraiser benefits Rowan County Crosby Scholars. This year’s event is Friday, Sept. 25 from 6-11 p.m. in the F&M Trolley Barn. The evening’s entertainment features headline band The Railsplitters from Boulder, Colo., along with special musical performances from the Bemus Kids with mandolin sensation Jonah Horton. Jim ‘n Nicks Bar-B-Q will serve up slow-smoked BBQ pork and chicken, sides, and dessert. Beer, wine, and Cheerwine will be provided. And back by popular demand – Bourbon on the Bread Truck with specially-selected top shelf bourbons. There are also a few surprises planned. Event prices are $45/person and $80/couple. Call 704-762-3512 to make reservations. All proceeds will directly support the Last Dollar Grant program, need-based financial aid given to qualified Rowan County Crosby Scholars students with unmet financial need. For more information, visit www.crosbyscholarsrow


Waterworks Visual Arts Center calls for artists for miniature art exhibition & sale

By Anne Scott Clement, Executive Director, Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Waterworks Visual Arts Center (WVAC) announces its inaugural miniature art show and sale, 42 for W2: A Miniature Art Exhibition & Sale, Sept. 19 through Jan. 30. This exhibition of original, small–scale works of art is open to local ‘celebrities’; international, national, regional, and local artists; college students; youth; and YOU! Each 4” x 4” work of art will be available for purchase through the museum for a donation of $20 each during a special raffle and sale on Nov. 20. All proceeds from the art sale benefit the educational and outreach programs of the museum.

Venue: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St.

Exhibition Dates: Sept.19 through Jan. 30.

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m.

Work Medium: All 2-D and 3-D mediums, including video; not to exceed 4” x 4” x 4”

Eligibility: Open to artists of all ages and skill levels.

Submission Deadline: On or before Aug. 25; postmarked by Aug. 24.

• There is no fee to participate. • Each artist may submit up to four (4) works. Fill out an Artwork Submission Form for each submission ( • Finished size of each work submitted must measure 4” x 4” x 4”; no frames. • Artwork will be hung with push pins or the occasional small nail in a grid format. • Works smaller than required size should be mounted to a 4” x 4” board, not to exceed 3/16” in depth. • Weight limit – 8 oz. per piece. • Since the exhibition is anonymous, sign each piece on the back. • Hand-deliver / mail art and artwork submission form(s) to WVAC, 123 E. Liberty St.

Visit for information and artist submission form.




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