Arts & Entertainment news June 23-29

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2016

Motel Soap rocks Music at the Mural —8-11 p.m. Saturday, June 25: Motel Soap. Outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on West Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at or 704-216-PLAY

Opening reception at Pottery 101 Friday

Pottery 101 will host an opening reception on Friday, June 24, from 6-9 p.m. featuring the ceramic works of Meghan Bernard.

Originally from Michigan, Meghan received her BFA from Michigan State University. She currently makes her home in Hendersonville, where she says she receives daily inspiration from the nature that surrounds her studio. She especially loves to make objects that people can use during their daily rituals. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,


‘Reading In the Park!’ 

Great Women and Men United presents “Reading In the Park!” at Cannon Park, 611 Park Ave. from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. This event is all about the importance of Reading. Great Women and Men United will be dressed as favorite children’s storybook characters and will be available at the park to read to the children. The children will also be served ice cream with toppings, given a small surprise and they will be able to choose a book to take home.

So bring your child out for ice cream, great stories, music and fun. Bring a towel, blanket, or lawn chair. For more information, call Chariel Dye at 704- 738-7077.


Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 pm. Friday-Saturday, June24 and 25: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102.


Saturday night Street dance in Faith 

FAITH — The Town of Faith’s annual street dance is June 25 from 7-11 p.m., featuring live music by The Swashtones.

Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series

Coming Saturday to the Rowan County Fairgrounds: Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series, ATV/UTV Mud Bog Sprint.

Heat races are $25 per class to race the track and /or mud pit. Heat races begin 3 p.m., the main event 7 p.m. Kids race free in the 50 cc class.

Admission is $10 for age 4 and over. For more information call 704-791-6317 or email

Calling potential Little Mr. and Miss Farmer contestants 

CHINA GROVE — Farmers Day 2016 in China Grove will be celebrated on Saturday, July 16.

Pre-registration is required this year for the Little Mr. and Miss Farmers Day contests, by Wednesday, July 13.

The contest is open to the first 20 applicants of each age group, which are: infant-2 years of age and 3-5 years of age.

All entries must be received by July 13. No entries will be accepted on Farmers Day. The contest will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Hannah Park Stage.

For entry forms, call 704-857-2466 or visit

Attention Rowan County singers

Anyone interested in choral singing in Rowan County is invited to attend a discussion about singing in a choir on Thursday, June 30, in the rehearsal room of the Meroney Theater, 7-8:30 p.m. Members and board of the Rowan-Salisbury Choral Society, Concert Choir, local church choirs, high school choirs, and anyone who enjoys singing in a choir is invited to attend and express their opinion. The meeting is being convened by the music director of the Salisbury Symphony, David Hagy. Light refreshments will be served.


Volunteer at Slide the City 

Downtown Salisbury Inc. is in need of volunteers for Saturday, July 9 to help with Slide the City! If interested, contact Jennifer Karczewski at

Remeber to vote for your plein air favorite on display at the library

“Rowan County: Painting in All Directions” runs through June 30 at Rowan County Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. Paintings by Plein Air Carolina members are on exhibit and the public is invited to stop in to vote for your favorite painting. The Public Choice winner will be announced at the end of June. Find out more at Plein Air Carolina,


City of Salisbury hosts Movies in the Park

Fridays, begins 8 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. Free family movie night held at City Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions available for purchase • June 24: Home • See


RPL Tuesday Family Movie Series

Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Headquarters (Salisbury). • June 28: The Mighty Ducks • or Headquarters, 704-216-8256.

Help build a set this weekend at LSt

Lee Street theatre’s set for “August: Osage County” is massive. Like three-story house massive — and we could use all the help we can get! Join us for a work days  Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday-Sunday, July 2-3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To let us know you’re coming, email Chris at


Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival is Saturday

KANNAPOLIS — Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival continues in its fourth season in downtown Kannapolis this Saturday, with more than 50 arts and culture vendors set up on West Avenue. The streets will be filled with all forms of family friendly arts and culture.

The festival will also feature local food trucks, belly dancers and a children’s area.

Originally started by a group of volunteers, who form the Kannapolis Arts division of the volunteer organization Downtown Kannapolis Inc., the program has grown thanks to its partnership with the City of Kannapolis.

The festival is also a part of the Kannapolis Arts program, which showcases local artists by displaying their art work in the empty windows in some of the downtown Kannapolis store window fronts.

Vendors interested in future events may register at http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/


Kannapolis summer entertainment series continues

Kannapolis — June 23: Thursdays on Main lunch edition: Nita B Jazz Trio at Veterans Park from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 24: Movies in the Park: “The Martian”  (PG-13) at Village Park at 8:45 p.m.

June 25 : Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival: Downtown: noon-5 p.m.

June 25: Stories Under the Stars with Flow Circus at the Kannapolis Library at 7 p.m.

June 30: Thursdays on Main lunch edition: SoundBarrier at Veterans Park from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 30: Concerts in the Park: Charlotte Symphony with Fireworks: Village Park: 7-10 p.m.

No pets or smoking and no children under 18 unsupervised by a parent or guardian. All events are free.


Summer classes at Pottery 101

Advance registration is required at 704-209-1632.

Let’s Get Messy! — Age 14-adult. One evening pottery class offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel without committing to a full session of classes. Instruction on the basics of pottery making; throw and decorate pots on the wheel. Cost: $35. Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Choose July 13 • July 27 • Aug. 10 • Aug. 24

Pottery Wheel Class for Kids — One-day pottery class for children ages 8-13. Learn the basics of wheel throwing, make and decorate pots on the pottery wheel. Limited to eight participants. Pottery made during the class will be fired and ready for pick-up two weeks from class date. Cost: $35. Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Choose July 16 • July 30 • Aug. 13 • Aug. 27

8-Week Pottery Wheel Class — Age: 14-adult. Designed for beginners and for those with some experience working with clay. Instruction on basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. Cost: $200. Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 11-Sept. 29

Kaleidoscope Workshop — Age: 12-adult. Learn how to make and decorate a brass kaleidoscope with artist Sue Davis. Leave with your own handmade kaleidoscope. Cost: $50, all supplies included. Saturday, July 23 10 a.m.-noon

Donna Hughes live in concert 

TRINITY — Donna Hughes fans can catch her live in concert on Saturday.

This free event is at at Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road in Trinity, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Age Limit: 21+.

For more information, visit or call 336-861-1414.



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