Arts & Entertainment news Nov. 19-25

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 19, 2015

Carolina Artists Guild

Tonight, Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, The Carolina Artists Guild will host a demonstration on fun acrylic techniques and mediums by Annabelle Prince, manager of Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff in Charlotte, as well as canvas greeting cards and adult coloring books for holiday-themed fun. Free. Learn more at

Horizons Unlimited 

In observance of National Take a Hike Day on Saturday, Nov. 21 Horizons Unlimited will host a free Nature Hike at Tom E. Smith Exploratorium, at 3 p.m. • At 7 p.m. is the lanetarium show “New Horizons — what’s the big deal about Pluto?” Admission is $3 • At 9 p.m., experience the laser show “Pink Floyd The Wall” plus Live Sky, for only $5 per person • Horizons Unlimited is located at 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. Visit horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson -planetarium for more details.


American Idol finalist David Leathers Jr. 

On Saturday, Nov. 21, two-time American Idol finalist David Leathers Jr. will be in concert at The Firewater Restaurant, 122 Avalon Drive. Leathers is a native of Fayetteville and won the hearts of more than 50,000 voters in both seasons 11 and 12 of American Idol. Currently a NC A&T college student, David is majoring in business management. Call Firewater at 704-636-8000 for more information.


Meet Adam and Scooter from ‘Scootin’ America’ 

• On Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury will host a special appearance by Adam and Scooter From “Scootin’ America,” which chronicles the travels of Adam Sandoval and his Chihuahua, Scooter, as they ride their motorcycle to every Harley Davidson dealership in the lower 48 states to raise money for the families of fallen soldiers —specifically The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which helps to ensure that higher education is a possibility for children whose parents lost their lives in the line of duty. See for more information • In addition, Tilley this year is partnering with Operation North State’s Christmas Box Program. The goal is to provide 1500 knit hats to our own NC Military for Christmas • On the first Monday of each month Tilley’s provides free coffee and snacks for all military branches, active or retired • Coming up: a one-stop poker run on Saturday, Dec. 5 to collect sweatshirts, sweatpants and hats for Salisbury Veterans. Bring in a new item to donate to Salisbury Veterans, and receive one poker hand for a chance to win a $100 Tilley’s Salisbury Gift Card. Donation also includes meal ticket. Recommended donation items:  sweatshirt, sweatpants, knit hats, ball caps. Also, music by Deejay Fast Freddie. • Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury is located at 653 Bendix Drive,


Join Congressman Richard Hudson 

Join Congressman Richard Hudson for a senior services seminar at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. South, on Friday, Nov. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Do you have questions for the congressman? Call his  Concord office at 704-786-1612 or visit

Call for vendors

Progressive Outreach Ministry is hosting a Christmas Bazaar from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 where parents can shop, take Christmas card photos and grab a to-go plate while the children listen to Christmas stories and create crafts. $65 for booth. Contact or call 980-202-2239. Progressive Outreach Ministry, 600 N. Long St.


‘A Night to Remember’ 

GRANITE QUARRY — Great Women United presents “A Night to Remember!” Christmas Gala on Dec. 19 from 8 to 11 p.m. at 663 Dunn’s Mountain Road in the Geneva Oglesby Community Center. This is a silver, gold, and white affair for adults age 21 and up. The attire will be gowns, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, suits or tuxedos. The evening starts with a complimentary drink then dancing the night away. There will be a professional photographer on hand plus music by Deejay Brand Nu of Kannapolis. Tickets are $10.


Waterworks Visual Arts Center auction and sale

Friday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. WVAC hosts the 42 x w2 Buyer’s Position Auction and Sale. More than 250 4” x 4” works of art hvae been ccreted and donated by a rtists throughtout the US and aborad to Waterworks for this inaugural miniature art shwo and sale. All artworks wikll be availave for pufchase through he m useum for a donation of $20 each. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. Preregistration is required to participate as a bidder. Deadline to register is Friday at 6:30 p.m. For more iformation, visit


Morgan Ridge Vineyard’s 5th anniversary party

Saturday, Nov. 21 from noon to 4 p.m.  $15 includes lunch. Deejay tunes from David Barrier with “Your Dream DJ” playing at the pavilion. In addition, Chef Jason has prepared a lunch menu themed by local favorite items and our Cajun connections. There will be door prizes, games and a special raffle for an overnight stay at the Gold Hill Cottage. RSVP to 704-639-0911 or • Morgan Ridge Vineyards will have their traditional Lunch and Learn Buffet on Wednesday, Nov. 25 with a cooking demonstration from Chef Jason. Demonstration will begin at noon. Buffet open till 3 p.m. $15 per person and reservations are required due to limited seating.  Call 704-639-0911 or visit to sign up.

Phoenix Readers Christmas schedule

St. Thomas Players presents The Phoenix Readers’ Christmas performance on these dates:

• Sunday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave;

• Monday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.  at  Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St.,  Stanback Room;

• Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.  at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road;

• Thursday, Dec. 10, 11:30am at United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St.;

• Sunday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.;

• Monday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.  at Morningside Asst. Living Senior Comm., Concord;

• Wednesday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m.  at Oak Park Retirement, 548 White Oaks Drive.

All performances are free and open to the public.

Check often as new dates are being added.

Handel’s Messiah, W-S Symphony’s annual holiday classic 

WINSTON-SALEM —  The Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 15 and 16. Widely regarded as music’s most powerful message of faith, this is the Symphony’s ninth year performing what has become a Triad holiday favorite. Conducted by Maestro Robert Moody, Handel’s Messiah is a truly spiritual experience perfect for the holiday season. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. Fifth St. Tickets are $15 – $47 and can be purchased at or 336-464-0145. The Winston-Salem Symphony’s performances of the Messiah will feature 28 high caliber professional singers personally selected by Maestro Moody performing alongside the Symphony. For more information, visit


Twin City Stage announces auditions for ‘Proposals’

WINSTON-SALEM — Twin City Stage will hold auditions for Neil Simon’s “Proposals” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. No appointment is necessary. Performance dates are Feb. 5-7 and 11-14. All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre. For more information, call Twin City Stage at 336-748-0857 x209 or visit


Music of the Carolinas: Freylach Time!

Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. Free tickets for this concert are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of Hanukkah music with one of the most popular klezmer dance bands in Noath Carolina. The core trio, formed in Durham in 1998, features Riki Friedman on clarinet, Mike McQuown on accordion and Stewart Aull on string bass. Karen Kumin will sing Yiddish songs. The performance is presented with PineCone and support from the N.C. Museum of History Associates and Williams Mullen. Canned food donations will be accepted for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Bring them to the event or to the museum from Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 13. Details at



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