Arts & entertainment news Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 27, 2016

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Saturday

Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 29: Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture come to the downtown Kannapolis streets. 828-231-5037 or

Fall Fling at Knollwood 

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29: Games, face painting, cake walk, basket raffle, entertainment, food, vendors. Sponsored by the Knollwood PTA, held on the school premises, 3075 Shue Road. Proceeds benefit Knollwood PTA/Knollwood Elementary. $5 wristband includes slushy and all games.


Locke Fire Department dedication 

Locke Township Fire Department invites the public to its firefighters’ Memorial Dedication and Open House on Sunday, Oct.r 30 from 2–5 p.m. at Locke Station number 62, located at 5405 Mooresville Road. For more information, call Terri Welch, Firefighter Locke FD, at 989-234-2994.


Even bigger: Unity in the CommUnity

KANNAPOLIS — Four area churches are hosting a Unity in the CommUnity Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1-5 p.m. The four churches are predominantly African-American, Hispanic and White, but are coming together to show that regardless of race, language and culture, unity can be found.

The block party will be held at Centerview Baptist Church, one of the participating churches, 415 Walter St. The other three churches are Conquerors Shield of Faith, Iglesia Bautista Discipulos de Cristo and Trinity United Methodist.

The event will consist of Christian music from various cultures, bouncy houses, free hot dogs and popcorn, testimonies, a TV give away and more. For more information contact one of the host churches or call 704-785-0549.


Lee Street work call

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Participate in the building of the “Reefer Madness” set and the cleaning of the storage shed. Suggested attire for this event includes work gloves. No RSVP is required for either event, but contact with questions.


Last weekend for RCCC fine arts faculty exhibition 

CONCORD — The ClearWater Artist Studios exhibit of works by members of the RCCC visual arts faculty (left) continues through Oct. 31. Clearwater Artist Studios is located at 223 Crowell Dr. NW. Call 704-784-9535.

Author Trammell appearing at South Main Book Company on Saturday

On Saturday, South Main Book Company, 110 S. Main St., will host Jack Trammell, one of the co-authors of “The Fourth Branch of Government: We the People,” as he explores how social media affects politics today, and the need to reframe our democracy at this event, which is free and open to the public.

With the explosion of social media and the Internet, practically everyone in America has instant access to the news and a greater ability to follow what is happening anywhere. As a result, it is a culture and a nation that is bombarded with information. However, it is coping poorly with that assault. Many people feel disconnected from the very mechanisms and people who are supposed to represent their interests.


Rowan Museum Antiques Show in a new location

The 63rd Annual Salisbury Antiques Show will be Nov. 11 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Event Center at the West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West. NOTE: This is a new location for the show, which benefits the museum and its historic sites: the 1854 courthouse, 1766 Old Stone House in Granite Quarry, China Grove Roller Mill, and the 1815 Utzman-Chambers House in Salisbury.

It is considered the longest running annual antiques show in North Carolina, having its beginning back in 1953. More than 25 dealers will be on site. Tickets are $6 and advance tickets, available aat the Museum, are $5. The Museum’s 63rd Show Preview Party is Nov. 10.  For more information contact the Rowan Museum at or 704-633-5946

Bombadil at Evening Muse in December

CHARLOTTE — Bombadil with Goodnight, Texas: 8 p.m. Dec. 2.   The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Tickets $13-$15- at


PPT announces the youth cast of ‘Elf: The Musical’

SANTA: Alex Blumenthal

BUDDY: Jack Wilhelm

CHARLIE: Peyton Hollar

SHAWANDA: Ava Morris

SAM: Taylor Russell

DEB: Ainsley Lowery

WALTER: Garrett Alewine

EMILY: Kaylee Hawley

MICHAEL: Cooper Fleeman

SECURITY GUARDS: Diego Corona • Emma Patterson

SALESWOMAN: Meredith Swaim

MANAGER: Abby Campion

JOVIE: Jillian Rippey

SANTA’S HELPER: Courtney Williams

CHILDREN & PARENTS: Ja Cory Patterson

MR. GREENWAY: Hayden Palmer

CHADWICK: Mandi Stoyanov

MATTHEWS: Stella Kootnz




ELVES • Lucy Blakely • Lucy Barr • Maggie Cross • Natalie Day • Alana Day • Meredith Williams • Hannah Bogle • Peyton Connolly

ENSEMBLE • Lila Rosser • Madelyn Albright • Ashley Yang • Laurel Everette • Connor Towns

SCHOOL SHOW DATES: Dec. 6-9, 2016

PUBLIC SHOW DATES: Dec. 8-17, 2016





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