Local arts & entertainment news May 11-17
Friday’s Lights of Love benefits The Humane Society
The annual Lights of Love luminaria project around the Salisbury City Lake takes place Friday, May 12, (rain date Saturday, May 13) from dusk until 9:30 p.m.
Luminaria may be purchased in honor or in memory of loved ones, pets or people, at $3 each. For information or to purchase a luminary, call The HSRC at 704-636-5700 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday morning, May 11.
Annual Gold Hill Gold Rush Days
GOLD HILL — Step back in time and join the folks in the Historic Village of Gold Hill for Gold Rush Days Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Local artists and craft persons will be displaying and selling their work throughout the village. In addition to visiting the village shops and bakery, guests can participate in gem mining and enjoy live bluegrass music and food throughout the day. The village is located at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. Gold Rush Days is sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association. Learn more at www.goldhillnc.com
Midnight’s Promise Spring Fling
Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue, 685 Delta St., will be hosting a Spring fundraiser and open house Saturday from 2-7 p.m. There will be tours of the rescue, music, games for the kids, dogs and brats and desserts for sale. Tethered hot air balloon rides will be available from 5-7 p.m. for $10 per person. Admission is free. Learn more at 704-798-6641 or visit Midnight’s Promise Inc on Facebook.
Dr. Freeze on the ‘Ulster Migration’
The Genealogical Society of Rowan will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library. The program will feature Catawba History Professor Dr. Gary Freeze as he speakes on the “Ulster Migration.”
FirstARTS hosts art gallery opening tonight
The First United Methodist Church FirstARTS series and the Carolina Artist Guild present “Light and Life: A Gallery of Sunrises and Sunsets” in the Fisher Street addition beginning this evening at 7 p.m. with a public gala opening. More than 100 pieces of art featuring sunrises and sunsets will be on display. The CAG will donate 15 percent of art sold to the Family Crisis Council of Rowan County. The exhibit continues through June 2. On Sunday, May 14 at 11 a.m., FUMC opens its ninth season of FirstARTS with a service of music featuring Ola Gjeilo’s “Sunrise Mass” accompanied by string orchestra and choir. For more information, please contact the music office at 704-636-3121. The church is located at 217 S. Church St.
Save the date: Car show at the Fun Fest
ROCKWELL — The 21st annual car show at the 111th anniversary Nazareth Fun Fest celebration benefits Nazareth Child & Family Connection. It all takes place Saturday, June 3 at 855 Crescent Road in Rockwell. Awards for top 40 cars; dash plaques for first 100 entrants. Registration is 8-11 a.m. and judging is 10 a.m.-noon with awards presented at 2 p.m. Registration is easy and available online atwww.nazcfc.org. Pre-registration is $15 before June 2; DOS is $20. For more information, contact Jerry Sides at 704-467-1079 or Cheri Peterson at 704-213-6379 or email@example.com
Attention: If you have ever lived at Nazareth Children’s Home you are an alumnus and are invited to meet with the Nazareth Family group at the gazebo at 11 a.m. June 3 during the Fun Fest at Nazareth Children’s Home, 855 Crescent Road, Rockwell. www.nazcfc.org
Faith F&M Idol Contest sign ups
The annual Faith Idol contest is accepting applicaitons for contestants for its annual Faith Fourth of July competition. Categories are for • ages 12 and under • 13-18 and • 19 and above. Registration is $10. Entries must be in by June 15. Each of the three divisions will award cash prizes of 1st place $300; 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100. An application form can be printed from www.faith4th.com
Picnic before Pops at the Post
5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3: At the Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. Picnic supper with wine and beer, $25 per person all proceeds go towards maintaining the house. Reservations required. Call the Rowan Museum 704-633-5946 for more information and to reserve a spot.
LSt travels the world in flirtatious comedy ‘Boeing Boeing’
“Boeing Boeing,” written by Marc Camoletti, translated into English by Beverley Cross, is a classic French farce that boasts the Guinness World Records most performed French play.
Set in the 1960s, it follows Bernard, a handsome bachelor living in Paris. He is simultaneously seeing three different airline stewardesses and succeeds in his infidelity as their flight schedules never overlap. Until now.
The new Super Boeing jets cause a change in the time tables, there is a frantic race to prevent the women from opening the wrong door at the wrong time. Havoc ensues when the three women, each believing they are engaged to Bernard, arrive at the same time. Let go of your worries and laugh the night away with this sexy and international cast of jet-setters.
The cast includes Caitlin Billings as Gloria, Jacob Brayton as Bernard, Tim Campbell as Robert, Sarah Rae Dover as Gabriella, Sara Lee as Gretchen, and Jessica Walker as Berthe under the direction of Brad Stephenson, a professor at Catawba College.
Performances dates are May 18-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St.
It’s time for Bourbon in the ‘Bury
From 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, “A tasting of generous spirits” will be going on in downtown Salisbury. Tickets, $40 each, include admittance, bourbon tasting, hor d’oeuvres, live music and raffles for prizes. This event is produced in partnership with Chickweed. Additional fees/tax are not included. Admission ticket is required for non-drinkers too.
Takes place at City Tavern Salisbury, 113 E Fisher St. Tickets are available through May 12 at www.eventbrite.com/e/bourbon-in-the-bury-a-tasting-of-generous-spirits-tickets-32541252763 or www.bourboninthebury.com
Haulers on Union street party with cars and music
CONCORD — Next Thursday, May 18 beginning at 5 p.m., the streets of Concord will be packed with locals and NASCAR fans catching a glimpse of more than 30 MONSTER Energy NASCAR Cup car haulers as they make their way down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway.
It will be a free party in the streets with live music featuring the iconic Chairmen of the Board and The Entertainers, activities for children, food trucks, giveaways, race cars on display and much more. Contact the 600 Festival for more information at 704-454-4522 or visit www.600festival.com
Friends of the Symphony Golf Tournament
The annual Friends of the Symphony Golf Tournament is Friday, May 19 at The Revival at The Crescent. Tee time is 1 p.m. and the cost is $75 per player. For more information contact Angie Smith at 704-431-4447.
Call for vendors, artists
China Grove Farmers Market
China Grove Farmers Market is looking for interested vendors. The market is open 4-6 p.m. every Friday until the end of September. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHICKWEED seeks vendors of arts and crafts (handmade items please) for the sixth annual “Celebrating Indestructible Women” Saturday evening July 22. Proceeds support Rowan Family Crisis Center and battered women’s shelter. Contact Nancy Gaines, email@example.com or Sue McHugh, 704- 577-9965, firstname.lastname@example.org
Levental opening reception
CONCORD — Solo artist Nelli Levental’s one woman show, “Lights, Camera… Paper: Stories Created from the Paper, Light and Love for Theater” opens Saturday at Clearwater Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW. Levental builds miniature, three-dimensional stage sets out of paper card stock – her default set measures 16 x 20 x 20 inches — and creates paper ‘characters’ which are placed and lit, within the set and then photographed. Stories are set and shot in sequences, or individual scenes (depending on the story); then, sequences are sewn into narratives using video. The reception/ presentation is at 2 p.m. on Saturday. 704-784-9535, www.clearwaterartists.com
Spring into Arts Festival Saturday
CONCORD— On Saturday in Downtown Concord is the annual Spring into Arts Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Union Street. Enjoy the juried art show show on artist row with more than 20 participating artists. Creation Station, the festival’s children’s area, will have live performances throughout the day. The Concord Library along with Concord Parks and Recreation will be providing hands-on activities for children.
New this year, a stage featuring local and regional musicians and dancers will be at the north end of the festival. Along artist row five breweries and four wineries will have beverages available for sale and Downtown Concord’s restaurants and shops will be open. Visit www.concorddowntown.com to learn more.
Yoga at CFA
Center for Faith & the Arts offers Spring classes of Refresh & Relax Yoga.
Choose • Mondays 5:45-7:15 p.m. May 22-June 26 • Tuesdays 5:45-7:15 p.m. May 23-June 27 • Wednesdays 9:30-11a.m. May 24-June 28. The cost of a session is $90 ($15/class). Each student may make up one missed class per session. You are welcome to try a class before registering for a session. To register, contact Debra McNeil at email@example.com or 704-637-1671 or www.faithart.org