Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 12-18
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.
PPT Act One Yes ma’am! Story on Jan 19th, cover on the 26th. 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
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’ — 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.
Piedmont Players Theatre season tickets — piedmontplayers.com or 704-633-5471.
Lee Street theatre season tickets — www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Music & more
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.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.
28th Regiment NC Infantry Reactivated — 1 p.m. Jan. 21: Civil War seminar “Beyond the Battlefield” at the Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. • Additional presentation to follow on Confederate Black Powder Pistols. Free. 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
This & That
Tonight: Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.
Tonight: The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss — 6-9 p.m. Jan. 12: Opening reception at CFA with special performance of at 7 p.m. by the Phoenix Readers. Exhibit runs through March 3. Center for Faith & the Arts, 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org
Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 (second Fridays monthly): Live music with the band Second Time Around. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for info.
Band dances at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, 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.
Visit Horizons Unlimited — 4-6 p.m. Jan. 17, 24 and 31: At the Refinery, examine the science of crystals, explore snowflakes and practice your coding skills. Also discover sights in our January sky and enjoy a fulldome show in the planetarium.
• Jan. 21: Free guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.: Get out of the house and into the woods to learn about Tree Math, trees in the winter and hike the Nature Preserve with a guide.
• Jan. 21 at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.: “Two Small Pieces of Glass, The Amazing Telescope.” While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.
Horizons Unlimited, the Tom E. Smith Nature Exploratorium and the Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium are located at 1636 Parkview Circle. Free admission; donations accepted. 704-639-3004.
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.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — New time 3-5 p.m. Jan. 29: Conference room at Woodleaf Lanes, 1811 Jake Alexander Blvd W. In case of bad weather the meeting is automatically cancelled. http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info
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.
January events at the Spencer Doll And Toy Museum —
• Starting Thursday, Jan. 12: “New” Downton Abbey Club at 2 p.m. and every Thursday until all six seasons have been shown. Tea and cookies served.
• Jan. 14: Tribute to Shirley Temple; movies featured all day.
• 2-4 p.m. Jan. 21: Mallory Braun, singer and guitarist.
• Jan. 28: American Girl Doll “Grace”event.
Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, NC • 704-762-9359 www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
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
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: Oysters and shrimp, pulled pork sliders, dessert. Also silent auction and dancing. Proceeds support Waterworks’ educational and outreach programs. At the F&M Trolley Barn. $85 pp/ $80 members. Info at 704-636-1882. Tickets at www.waterworks.org
Concord on Canvas — March 10: Original paintings created by area high school and professional artists auctioned off to benefit art programs in Cabarrus County High Schools. Ticket includes A Taste of Downtown Concord. Held at the Bridge Building at Gibson Mill. $35. See http://www.concorddowntown.com/
Center for Faith & the Arts Gala — 7 p.m.-midnight March 11: Entertainment by Catawba Danceworks, Rowan Youth Symphony. $75 per person includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, entertainment, open bar. Tickets available at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. Held at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13: Round 2: A Deeper Look at Wines of Moldova. This tasting will focus on six new incredible Moldovan wines. • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.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. Feb. 14: Wines paired with tapas-sized dishes on second Tuesdays. $10 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 — 6 p.m. Saturday: Benefit concert featuring Tomorrowz End, Selfless Sunday, Arms of Mercy, Relentless Flood, Heavenly Armored. Wbfj’s David Bumgarner will emcee. $2 cover plus hot dogs and burgers for sale. All proceeds to go to Save The Inn fund. The Inn: Coffee house and community outreach center, a contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Mario’s Restaurant, 8850 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland — 6:30-8 p.m. Friday Jan. 13 — Music by Sons of the South Bluegrass Band from Statesville. Band members include: Michael Souther, banjo; Gary Isenhour, guitar; Connor Lambert, mandolin; Franklin Rash, bass; Rick Lowe, fiddle. 704-278-4444.
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. 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
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
Community Drum Circle — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 13: 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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Register by email at email@example.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. Country Couples Circle Dance, Line Dance, Contra, 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
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.
Lee Street 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 skill s.
$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.
Vince Coakley to speak — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17: At Rowan Tea Party Patriots meeting, Stateville Blvd. BlueBay Restaurant, on “Where We Go From Here.” 6 p.m. dinner, followed by meeting.
Seminar on science and faith — 7 p.m. Jan 18: Science and faith are not incompatible, they simply answer different questions. By Dr. Sandy Stewart, B.S, M.S. Ph.D. Held at St. Luke’s Lutheran, 11020 NC Hwy 801, Mt Ulla. Info at 704-278-2710, www.stlukesmtulla.org
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.
Stanton to speak at Alzheimer’s Support meeting — 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26: Louanne Stanton on grieving the death of a relationship, the effects of Alzheimer’s, and how families can cope. Meeting includes light meal, held at The Lodge at Trinity Oaks. Free, but RSVP to Teresa Dakins 704-603-2776.
Home & Garden
logo 13th Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 27-29: Thousands of square feet of products and services from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, kitchenware, more. With HGTV’s Good Bones Duo, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak. Adults 17+ $8.50; 16 & under free; seniors 65+ $7.50, active military free with ID. Free parking. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.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
Tonight: 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
Livingstone College vs. Winston-Salem — Jan. 28: Bus trip to basketball game. Depart from Trinity Baptist Church on Caldwell Street.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com
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