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Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 5-11

Music & more 

Lee Street theatre presents Chatham County Line in concert — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7: American bluegrass band, Chatham County Line, Originating from Raleigh. Tickets $30+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7: Hedrick Auditorium at Catawba College. SSO Big Band opens, dinner and dancing in the Crystal Ballroom. Check ticket availability at www.salisburysymphony.org

Kruger Brothers coming to The Davis — 4 and 8 p.m. Jan. 7: Originally from Switzerland, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger were inspired by Flat and Scruggs, Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.Tickets $30 at http://cabarrusartscouncil.org or 704-920-2753. 65 Union St. South, Concord.

Surprise guest artist performing in the Symphony Family Concert — 4 p.m. Feb. 4: Kyle Petty, race car driver and son of Richard and Lynda Petty.   Other special performers are Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus, members of Rowan All-County Band, and Rowan Youth Orchestra. Ticket info at www.salisburysymphony.org or 704-637-4314.

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27: Concert followed by open jam session. Concessions available. No admission charge, donations accepted. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Lee Street theatre presents Mipso: Live in Concert — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4: Indie folk band Mipso, originally from Chapel Hill. Tickets $20+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

Lee Street theatre presents Classic Country Concert — 7:30 p.m. March 17: With Salisbury’s own Graham Carlton, Tripp Edwards, Mary Gillespie, Carol Harris, Matthew Weaver. Tickets $20+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.orghttp://www.blumenthalarts.org

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Air Supply, Jan. 13 • Yes, Feb. 3 • Purple Reign The Prince Tribute Show, Feb. 18 • Michael Bolton, Feb. 24 • Comedian Rodney Carrington, March 25 • Alice Cooper, April 29 • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.

 

Theater

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Viva Las Vegas: Musical Revue’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19-21 and 26-28; also 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22: Musical revue inspired by the sounds of the Vegas strip. Tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ — Feb. 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. • Feb. 12, 19, 26 at 2:30 p.m matinee. PG-13. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or box office 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW,

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ http://www.leestreet.org— 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4; also 2:30 p.m. March 5: The story of Anne Frank, a young girl swept up in the turmoil of the Holocaust. $15+tax. Lee Street Theatre. 329 N. Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents ‘Act One’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28; also 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29: Adults $17, students/seniors $14. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Piedmont Players Theatre season tickets — piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.

Lee Street theatre season tickets — www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

History 

Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9: An Evening With: Mr. History, Norris Dearmon and The Great Fires of Kannapolis. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

 

This & That 

Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 5 and 12: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Marie Norway book signing and reading Saturday — 2-4 pm. Jan. 7: Marie Norway, Nashville Recording artist and author, at Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, NC • 704-762-9359 www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Starting Thursday, Jan. 12: “New” Downton Abbey Club at 2 pm

& every Thursday until all 6 seasons have been shown

Jan. 14: Tribute to Shirley Temple – movies will be featured all day!

Jan. 21, 2-4 pm: Mallory Braun, Singer and Guitarist

Jan. 28: American Girl Doll “Grace” Event – details to be announced

Band dances at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 and Jan. 21: Delmonicos Band. Bring a covered dish. $8 per person. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Coffee with a Cop at Mean Mug — 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays Jan. 10 and 24: Every second and fourth Tuesday. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Salisbury Gun & Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 4-5: Family friendly, lots of free parking. In the old JC Penny, West End Plaza (Old Salisbury Mall). $7, children 11 and under free. Two day passes $10. 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd W., 704-798-6162.

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 (second Fridays monthly): Live music with the band Night Train. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.

The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss — 6-9 p.m. Jan. 12: Opening reception with special performance of “The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss” at 7 p.m. by the Phoenix Readers. At The Gallery at the Center for Faith & the Arts Presents: “The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss, 1941-1942”, by special arrangement with the NC Council on the Holocaust. Opening reception  along with a special performance of “The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss” at 7 p.m. by the Phoenix Readers. The exhibit will run from January 12th through March 3rd, 2017. The performance is free; donations accepted.

 

Comedy

5th annual Lenoir Comedy Club benefit — 7 p.m. Jan. 21: Benefits the Caldwell Arts Council. At the JE Broyhill Civic Center. $30 in advance, $35 at the door, or $200 for a table for 8. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com

Charlotte’s first ever comedy festival — Jan. 27-28: Queen City Comedy and Acting Out Studio host a weekend of improv, sketch, and stand-up. More than 25 acts include Robot Johnson, Now Are the Foxes, Mom’s Adhesive. Also workshops taught by local and regional instructors. Tickets at www.queencitycomedy.com

 

Fundraisers 

Brunswick Stew at Elmwood — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 14: Eat in, take out. Elmwood UMC, Hwy 70 just west of Rowan-Iredell line. Questions or orders by Jan. 13 to Sylvia 704-872-1070 or Wilda 704-528-3685.

12th annual Oyster Roast for Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 28: We are steaming up the F&M Trolley Barn with oysters and shrimp by Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman and pulled pork sliders from College Barbecue, dessert by Cold Stone Creamery. Also silent auction and dancing. All proceeds support Waterworks’ educational and outreach programs. Tickets $85 pp/ $80 pp, members, available online at www.waterworks.org Additional information at 704-636-1882.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, January 6: Big Band Bash Wine Tasting with Stephanie. A selection of six wines made by musicians in commemoration of the Salisbury Symphony’s 50th anniversary. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911 or www.morganridgevineyards.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday -Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — Tasting Room hours: Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine Tasting $6. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.com or Facebook.

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Jan 10: Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes on second Tuesdays. $10 per person presale/$15 at the door. RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St. www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — 4:30-10 p.m. Sundays: Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@facebook.com

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Tuesdays, Live trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays, deejay 10 p.m. • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Karaoke with Cherokee • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays: Deejay • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Old School Jam, ladies free until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover • Age 25+. 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 8 p.m. Mondays: Poker Night • 8 p.m. Tuesdays: Team Trivia • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Open Mic • 10 p.m. Saturdays: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — Cosed Jan. 6. Coffee house and community outreach center, a contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6: Java Jam weekly Open Mic hosted by Jamie Slate. All are welcome, musicians, poets, storytellers. Signup begins 7 p.m. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Open mic at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13: Java Jam weekly Open Mic hosted by Cameron Dingess. All are welcome, musicians, poets, storytellers. Signup begins 7 p.m. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Hotspot Concert at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 7: Orland Carra & Friends in concert. 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Hotspot Concert at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St. — 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 14: Featuring Robert Trice . 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Pool tournament. Free pool on Sundays.

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

Festivals

Fourth annual Wine About Winter — Feb. 3: 1st Friday downtown wine tasting crawl event. Must be 21 or over. Tickets $22.50 in advance at www.downtownwsalisburync.com

 

Classes

Community Drum Circle — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 6: Bring a drum or other rhythm instrument. Some loaners available. No experience needed. Free; donations accepted. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. behind and below Haven Lutheran Church.

Cultivating Peace through Creative Practice — 10-4:30 p.m. Jan. 7: Introduction to SoulCollage cards to nurture intuition and mindfulness. $50, 5 person min/12 person max. Partial scholarships available. Pre-registration required at 704-647-0999. Held at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St.

8-week class Altering Round Pots — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays , Jan. 10 — Feb. 28: Learn the basics of throwing and hand-building by combining different methods. For beginners and intermediates. $200. Instructor Kelsey Sorensen. At Pottery 101, 704-209-1632, Email pottery101nc@gmail.com

8-week Pottery class — Basic and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. $200, clay and glazes provided. Instructor: Keith Meyers.

• Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 12-March 2

• or Wednesdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 11-March 1

• or Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 1-Feb. 28

Pottery 101, 704-209-1632 or email pottery101nc@gmail.com

8-weekTai Chi — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 12-March 2: Beginner level (experienced welcome also). Cost $80, registration required. Nationally certified instructor. Benefits include improved posture, coordination, flexibility, muscle strength, better balance, less fall risk, stronger bones, enhanced circulation, heart and lung function, reduced stress, increased relaxation and focus, less pain and stiffness, more energy, Register by email at angirama@gmail.com or call the Center at 704-647-0999.

9-week Beginner’s Beekeeping School — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 17-March 14: $60 includes handouts, book, membership, field day event. Pre-registration required. Mail check to RCBA, PO Box 771, Salisbury, NC 28145 with name, address, phone number, e-mail. Info: Randy Cox 704-798-4501. Held at Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension, 704-216-8970.

PPT’s Youth Theatre Academy — Instructor: Director/ choreographer Gwen Matthews. 16-week curriculum. Jan. 23-March 13, 2017. 704-633-5471 or www.piedmontplayers.com

Country dance lessons at the Harold B. Jarrett — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays: $4 per person. Renee Collins will teach Country Couples Circle Dance, Line Dance, Contra and more. Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. 704-450-7446.

Meditation classes — 4 p.m. First and third Sundays. Donation only. 120 N. Church St. Studio A. See www.spotlightdancescene.com

run this for four Thursdays (12/29, 1/5, 1/12 & 1/19) Learn the guitar — 1 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 23: Absolute beginner & intermediate classes at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center on No experience required; bring your own guitar. $45 includes classes and materials. Info? Call Bob 704-640-0279.

LSt offers acting courses — • Acting Stylish, Sundays 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 29-April 23: Intermediate course explores five styles of performance. Pre-requisite: Meisner Intensive;

• Meisner Intensive, Mondays 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 30-April 1: Twelve-week course explores impulse work as applied to repetition exercises; for all levels;

• Beginning Acting for Teens (ages 14-17), Mondays 4-6 p.m. Jan. 30-April 23: Introduction to basic skills.

$250 one-time fee for each. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Speakers & forums

Free programs at the Y — 1-2 p.m., Jan. 12: Healthcare Power of Attorney • 3-4 p.m. Jan. 18: Diabetes Academy • 3-6 p.m. Jan. 18: Novant screening • Open to the public. Call to sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

ESU presents Dr. Laurel Eason on ‘The short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’ — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19: RSVP to 704-216-2660. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. www.esuus.org

Lunch and Learn at the Y — • Noon, Jan. 25: Rowan County Senior Games, speaker: Phyllis Loflin-Kluttz. Bring covered dish, free, open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

 

Auditions

St. Thomas Players auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — 7 p.m. Jan. 8-9: Audition consists of cold readings from the script. Claudia Galup directs. Show dates Feb. 23-March 4. Held at Lee Street theatre; Scripts are available for check-out at 329 N. Lee St. Info: Jennifer Hubbard at jen4hubbard@aol.com

PPT musical auditions for ‘Sister Act’ — 7 p.m. Jan. 30-31: Held on the 3rd floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Show dates March 16-25. See available roles at www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Art 

The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss — 6-9 p.m. Jan. 12: Opening reception with special performance of “The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss” at 7 p.m. by the Phoenix Readers. At The Gallery at the Center for Faith & the Arts. Through March 3.

 Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “Made by Loving Hands,” the art and joy of handmade objects featuring the work of the Olde Rowan Fiber Guild. Gallery hours 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Displaying gallery artists Ann Bourque, Robert Toth and Phyllis Steimel. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

 Tatyana Shurtz exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Sedberry’s Framing & Art Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — Artist of the month: Salisbury’s Eric Ward. 704-633-1246.

Salisbury Business Center — RCCC’s Fine Arts Department student exhibit “Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Exhibit open through Feb. 28. At 301 South Main St., 704- 209-4589, www.salisburybusiness center.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — “Personal Geometry” through Feb. 4, 2017: Heather Gordon, Durham; Leslie Smith, Winston-Salem • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

ClearWater Artist Studios — Jan. 13: Opening reception with art demo Group show of four regional artists with an art demo, and the Open Studios art demos the following day. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • 9 a.m. Feb. 24: Charlotte Spring Show. $25/ $30 non-member • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Trip info and reservations 704-636-0111.or lklaver@rowanymca.com

 

Call for vendors

37th Jiggy with the Piggy — The City of Kannapolis is seeking vendors. Annual event is May 5-May 6. Limit 20 vendors per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial. Information/registration at kannapolisnc.gov/jiggywiththepiggy

 

Call for film makers

NC Museum of History accepting entries for 2017 Film Festival — Deadline March 1 for May 12-13 festival: Third annual Longleaf Film Festival, the best of state, regional and international short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films. Cash prizes. Details at www.LongleafFilmFestival.com or www.facebook.com/LongleafFilmFestival

 

Call for performers

Rehearsals begin at Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 p.m. Jan. 17: Rearsals for spring concert “Sounds of the Jungle,” Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church St. All voice parts welcome with a simple audition for new singers. Info at 704-796-9683.

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB currently seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

Full Circle Arts ‘50 Shades: Black and White Photography’ — Jan. 19-Feb. 25: Exhibition/competition. Opening reception Jan. 19, from 6-8 p.m. with refreshments. Find guidelines/deadlines at www.fullcirclearts.org

Ongoing call for sculpture artists — Caldwell Arts Council and City of Lenoir seek sculptors for annual outdoor sculpture sales gallery. Apply at www.caldwellarts.com/245-tuckers-gallery/. Sculptures are in the gallery for one year. 828-754-2486 email info@caldwellarts.com

Caldwell Arts Council seeks artists — Accepting portfolios for 2018 exhibitions. Submit at http://com/157-guidelines/ by Jan. 31. Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Ave. SW, Lenoir. office@caldwellarts.com

 

Call for volunteers 

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, email hps@horseprotection.org

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Looking for volunteers to take veterans to hospital appts. Inquire at VAMC Salisbury volunteer office or contact Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. dbhundley@novanthealth.org

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