Arts & Entertainment news, Aug. 13-19
Tonight: Too Much Sylvia
KANNAPOLIS — Tonight (Aug. 13) the Kannapolis annual Summer Entertainment Series features Too Much Sylvia performing under the oak trees. Dinner is available or bring your own picnic. The free concert is in Veterans Park at 119 N. Main St. Call 704-920-4343 or see details at www.kannapolisnc.gov
Master dance class with Tod A. Kubo
SPENCER — Steppin’ Out Dance Company, 1401 S. Salisbury Ave., will host a master dance class taught by Tod A. Kubo, from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14. The class is open to dancers ages 10 through adult. Cost is $15 per participant. Call 704-637-1222 or email email@example.com for more information and space availability.
Tall Tales and Homemade Ice Cream
KANNAPOLIS — TheGoldmine Toastmasters Club will host its annual Tall Tales and Homemade Ice Cream Contest from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Baker’s Creek Park in shelter 1 on West A St.
The public is invited and can compete in the homemade ice cream contest. The event is free to all. For more information call Matthew Charity at 704-307-8187 or visit www.goldminetoastmasters.com
Super Hero Day at Tilley HD
From noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, kids can meet Captain America, Batman, The Joker and Catwoman, along with free Avenger’s movie posters while supplies last.
There will be a free movie showing along with popcorn and beverage from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and again at 2 p.m.-4 p.m. inside. Meanwhile, outside from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be live music with the Delmonicos. Concessions will be available.
Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury is located at 653 Bendix Drive, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com
Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band will be live in concert at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. The 10th annual “A Night at the Opry” event features classic country, southern gospel, beach and even some ol’d time R&R music for listening and dancing. Boy Scout Troop 333 from St. Matthews Lutheran will sell concessions. Admission is $5 per person; kids under 6 iget in free. For information call Darrell Connor at 704-637-6261 or Jack Kee at 704-933-4398 or firstname.lastname@example.org or thecountrymusic legendsband @gmail.com
A weekend of comedy coming to LSt
Try your hand at stand-up at Lee Street theatre’s Open Mic Comedy Competition on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5+tax. See www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507 for details.
And don’t miss Lee Street theatre’s 2015 comedy Fest, two hilarious nights of laughter featuring Johnny Millwater, Robot Johnson, AJ Schraeder and Now Are the Foxes. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 + tax.
Lee Street Theatre is located at 329 N. Lee St. See www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507.
Hot Summer Nights Cruise In
GOLD HILL— For those who love classic and antique cars, street rods and cycles or have one to showcase, the Historic Village of Gold Hill will host its Hot Summer Nights Cruise In on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 2 until 6 p.m. Deejay Gary Walter’s rock and roll music transport you back to the ’50s and ’60s while you enjoy the quaint historic village. A Best Dressed ’50s/’60s Attire Costume contest will be held so come in costume. The village’s shops and the Down South Café will be open. Historic Gold Hill is located at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. E-mail goldhillmerchantsassocation@gmail with questions or visit www.goldhillnc.com
Call for street performers
The third annual Buskers Bash is coming to downtown Salisbury on Friday, Sept. 4. Performers of all types: musicians, jugglers, hula-hoopers, dancers, mimes — really, all types! — are invited to take part in the Best Buskers Contest.
Performances times will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees vote for their favorite by tossing custom Buskers Bash guitar picks in each performer’s Buskers Bucket. It is free to sign up at www.downtownsalisburync.com/ component/rsform/form/ 13-buskers-bash-contestant- application.
Winners will be announced at the grand finale on East Fisher St. There will be cash prizes. For details or to sign up, contact Sue McHugh at 704-577-9965.
Meet the Artists reception
PIC Downtown Salisbury Incorporated and RowanWORKS will sponsor a reception to meet the local artists responsible for the artwork exhibiting at the Salisbury Business Center on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Center. This event is free and open to the public.
The artists currently on display are Marti Cupples, Carol Dunkley, Ray Earnhardt, Keyth Kahrs, Patt Legg, Melissa Levy, Don Moore, Lewellen Padgett, Guy Raymond, Mark Stephenson, Robert Toth, and Baily Wingler.
The Salisbury Business Center is located at 301 S. Main St. For more information, contact Sharon Baker at 704-09-4589. Learn more about the artists and the work displayed at www.salisburybusinesscenter.com/artists/
First ever Dr. Who Day
The Doctor is in at Rowan Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.
Have you ever made a sonic screwdriver or a duct tape bow tie? If you’re a middle or high school teen and a fan of the longest-running science-fiction series broadcast on TV, join us at 2 p.m. for the making of a few Who-inspired crafts. This session will be followed by an interactive showing of the movie — for everybody of all ages — of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Who Episode “The Day of the Doctor” (PG) at 3 p.m. for everybody of all ages, a special episode in which something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England, and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served. For details call 704-216-8228 or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Sign up for H.O.T. event #3
H.O.T. means History on Tap. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, experience “The History of The Meroney Theater: 20 Years after the Restoration” with an insider tour and wine pairing.
Registration at historicsalisbury.org is required for this free event. Find more information on Facebook or visit the Historic Salisbury Foundation at 215 Depot St., call 704-636-0103 or see Historicsalisbury.org
Baseball Card Bonanza giveaway
KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Intimidators are hosting the team’s first ever Baseball Card Bonanza on Sunday, Aug. 16, where the first 200 kids age 14 and under will have the chance to draw an autographed Team Card Set out of a mystery box upon entering the gates for the game against the Hagerstown Suns.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with first pitch set for 5:05 p.m. on Kids Day Sunday presented by Cornerstone Church. Get tickets at the box office (704) 932-3267) or online at IntimidatorsBaseball.com
The Intimidators will place 200 different packs of past Intimidators and South Atlantic League prospect card sets into a mystery box at the main entrance on Sunday, including a pair of fully-autographed sets from the 2014 and 2015 Intimidators. The third base picnic shelter will also host a baseball card swap where fans can trade cards with each other.
Silver Buckle Charity Ball
Saving Grace Therapeutic Programs will be holding its third annual Silver Buckle Charity Ball on Aug. 30, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Chandelle Farms, 565 Trexler Loop, The event will feature live music by the Chris Marks Band.
Western/cowboy-themed attire is admired but not required. Schedule: 5 p.m. Cocktail hour begins • 6 p.m. Cowboy cuisine dinner • 7 p.m. Demonstration ride by a special participants • 8:30 p.m. Silent auction ends • Cowboy games will be offered. All activities will be under the covered pavilion, rain or shine. All proceeds support the program’s mission of helping those with special needs.
Tickets are $50 each or $85/couple and only available in advance at www.savinggracefarm.com/silver-buckle-charity-ball.html or call to arrange pick-up 704-638-2339. ; no tickets will be sold at the door.
3rd annual Historic Spencer Shops Train Show
SPENCER – The 3rd Annual Historic Spencer Shops Train Show will transform the Bob Julian Roundhouse from historic building to railfan paradise Aug. 22-23 at the N.C. Transportation Museum. Railroad memorabilia, merchandise, hard to find items, books, DVDs, great speakers and much more will be available. Train rides, model railroaders, and private tours of high class rail cars and an airplane renovation in progress will round out two days of activities. 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Broken Heart Tour With Brian Aspell:
CONCORD — At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, motivational speaker and rapper Brian Aspell with Inspiration to Impact will share his message, “From Hood to VP,” along with original music. One Life Church in Concord is hosting a fundraiser to help a friend who needs a heart transplant. $15 advance; $20 day of event. www.facebook.com/events/1657887744442529. One Life Church, 1030 Central Drive N.W., , 704-593-1330. www.onelifechurch.tv
Chatham County Line and Bombadil
CHARLOTTE — Coming to the Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 12: Chatham County Line and Bombadil. Tickets $17 adv/$20 DOS. Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com