Arts & entertainment news Dec. 15-21

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 15, 2016

Holiday events Saturday at Horizons 

•• Laser Holiday Shows on Dec. 17 at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Free, donations accepted

•• Plus Cookies with Santa from 1-2 p.m.

$2 per child. Enjoy cookies with Santa, make a holiday craft and enjoy stories with Mrs. Claus

•• Plus Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. $5 per ticket

Coming Dec. 20 :

•• Laser Holiday Show in the Planetarium at 4 p.m. and 5  p.m. Free, donations accepted.

•• Make-and-Take Activities at 4  p.m. and 6  p.m.

Free, donations accepted.

Make group reservations throughout the month of December by calling 704-639-3004.


East Rowan High School’s Winter Concert 

Dec. 19: The 145-voice choral department of East Rowan High School will present music ranging from “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” to Mariah Carey’s “One Child.”

The concert will be held in the school’s auditorium at 175 St. Lukes Church Road, at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:45.

The concert is free and open to the public. Dean Orbison is in his 21st year as choral director at East.

Santa’s Slay Majorette dance competition

Saturday at 2 p.m. at Knox Middle School, 1625 West Park Road.

Featuring Ja’ire and hosted by Talita McCain. $5 admission. K-6 and 7-12 divisions. Presented by Battle Mode Majorette Dance Competition.

Call To Artists – 2017 Spring into Arts Festival

CONCORD — The Spring into Arts Festival committee is currently accepting applications for the 2017 festival whick takes place Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Concord and attracts artists from across the region. The centerpiece of the festival is a juried art show with artists spanning a wide variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass and textiles.

The first deadline is Jan. 31, 2017, with an $85 application fee. After that the fee is $110. Apply online at For more information email or call 704-784-4208.

Eight-week pottery class coming up at Pottery 101

A beginning and intermediate wheel class designed for beginners and for those with some experience working with clay. Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques will be taught.

Cost: $200, clay and glazes provided. Held Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. from Jan. 12 to March 2. Instructor: Keith Meyers. Pottery 101, 704-209-1632 or Email


Comics at Fault sponsors second annual charitable fundraiser


It’s the second annual Jacques’ New Years Eve Gala! Join us for a 1950s Enchantment Under the Sea themed prom at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St., on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m.

Hosted by Jacques Belliveau of Comics at Fault, there will be live music from Paper Wasps and other special guests. Food will be provided by Mambo Grill and Tapas and a cash bar featuring Salsibury’s own New Sarum brewery will be featured.

Ring in the new year supporting a great cause: proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and the Terrie Hess House.

Tickets are $30 at

Salisburian Brian Romans is a well-known member of the comedy group Comics at Fault, which is a part of The C.E. Riggleman Foundation, a non-profit Jacques “Jack” Belliveau established to be able to put on events to raise money for charitable causes.

Last New Year’s Eve was the first event, a gala that raised more than $4,000 for Prevent Child Abuse Rowan and The Terrie Hess house, the child abuse advocacy center.

Then, in January he lost a close friend to Multiple Sclerosis and did what any logical comedian/personal trainer would do — he rented out the McGlohon Theatre in Charlotte and put on the group’s second event, “Comics at Fault present: Stand up against MS-A night of comedy” to benefit the National MS Society.

To learn more, visit


Auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ 

St. Thomas Players, theater company of Center for Faith & the Arts, and producing partner Lee Street theatre announce auditions for “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman, on Jan. 8 and 9, Sunday and Monday, at 7 p.m. at Lee Street theatre. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Claudia Galup, artistic director of St. Thomas Players, directs.

The production runs from Feb. 23-March 4. Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, typically Sunday-Thursday, from 7-9:30 p.m. Please bring a list of conflicts to auditions. Scripts are available for check-out at Lee Street.

Questions? Email Jennifer Hubbard at


Anne Frank, 13-15, vibrant, gangly; wears her emotions on her sleeve

Otto Frank, early 50s, wise, even-tempered; the glue that holds things together

Edith Frank, late 30s, reserved, composed

Margot Frank, 16-18, quieter and softer than Anne; takes after her mother

Mrs. van Daan, late 30s, a big personality; loud, moody

Mr. van Daan, mid 40s, restless, short-tempered

Peter van Daan, 16-18, a shy, awkward boy

Mr. Dussel, mid 50s but acts older; uptight, stern

Miep Gies, early-mid 30s, warm, inherently likeable

Mr. Kraler, 40s, a businessman, calm and steady

(There are also 3 small roles for men of any age.)


Beekeeper class offered

The Rowan County Beekeepers and Rowan County Cooperative Extension will hold a 9-week Beginner’s Beekeeping School. The course is 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, from Jan. 17-March 14, 2017 at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension office on Old Concord Road.

New beekeepers will learn basic skills and established beekeepers can learn more, providing necessary information about bees, beekeeping, tools and equipment, as well as helpful resources.

The course is being taught by RCBA Master Beekeeper Bryan Fisher and Journey Beekeepers Marcel Renn and Randy Cox.

Cost is $60 per person and includes handouts, beginner beekeeping book, membership into RCBA and a field day event to be announced. Pre-registration is required as there is limited seating. Mail check or monies to: RCBA, PO Box 771, Salisbury, NC 28145. Include name, address, phone number and e-mail.

For more information, contact Randy Cox at 704-798-4501 or Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension at 704-216-8970.

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