Local arts & entertainment news May 25-31

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kahrs to exhibit in DIMENSIONS 2017

Salisbury artist Keyth Kahrs has been selected by juror Hanna Jubran to exhibit his painting in the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem’s 53rd annual DIMENSIONS 2017 National Juried Fine Art Competition and Exhibition.

His 24” x 36” acrylic on canvas painting titled “American Toad of the Uwharries” will be on display in a field of two and three-dimensional fine art media May 25-July 25 at the Carlyle Gallery inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts located at: 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem.

The reception and awards ceremony is Friday, June 2 from 5-7 p.m.


Wednesday’s Comedy Zone at The Loft 

Wednesday, May 31: Headliner Spanky Brown.   Opener Quincy Carr. Doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. $10 cover. The Loft at City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St., 704-603-4656.

With a a stage persona so natural and inviting it’s like sitting in his living room having a conversation. Spanky Brown started his career in 1997. He draws from his experiences as a car salesman, advertising executive, radio personality, husband, ex-husband, husband and ex-husband again (you do the math), the army, and being the son of a preacher.

Quincy Carr is a one of the hardest-working, quality-driven comedians in the entertainment industry. This Texas native is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and professional comedian and actor who is known for his signature clean comedy. Quincy has worked with many of the top comics in the business such as SNL’s Jay Pharaoh, Dane Cook, Kevin Hart, and close friend and “Original Queen of Comedy,” Sommore.


13th annual Pops at the Post coming up!

Picnic before the Pops

• 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 toward maintaining the house. Reservations are required; call the Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946 for more information and to reserve a spot.

Pops at the Post

• 5 p.m.: Pops at the Post Tailgate Party with the Salisbury Swing Band, Salisbury Post parking lot at S. Church St.

• Dusk: 13th annual free Pops at the Post Concert, featuring Kyle Petty. Salisbury Symphony & Friends. Salisbury Post parking lot at S. Church St.

Learn more at 704-637-4314 or salisburysymphony.org 

Free ‘Movies in the Park’ start this weekend

9 p.m. Fridays May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21 and Aug. 4 at the City Park Flag Concourse at the corner of W. Miller and Jackson Streets.

 • ay 26 – Zootopia • June 9 – Moana • June 23 – The Secret Life of Pets • July 7 – Sing • July 21 – Finding Dory • Aug. 4 – Trolls

Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Visit www.salisburync.gov/PLAY or call 704- 216-PLAY to learn more.


Calling Mr. & Miss Farmers Day for the 36th annual China Grove Farmers Day Festival 

Event date July 15. Accepting applications for entries into the 2017 Little Mr. & Miss Farmers Day Contest on May 1. Deadline 5 p.m. July 12. No late entries.

Categories • Infant to 2 years old Male • Infant to 2 years old Female • 3-5 years old Male • 3-5 years old Female.

Apply to Patti Price, 333 N. Main St., China Grove, 704-857-2466 or pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

Art workshop offered

“Creating Lively Art using Watercolor, Pen & Ink” is a two-day workshop with Marietta Smith, to be held June 20-21 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The cost is $125 plus supply list. This workshop is for beginners to immediates who have some experience with watercolor painting; there will be a maximum of 10 participants.

Contact Marietta Smith at mariettafsmith@gmail.com or call 704-431-8964. Held at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.


Faith F&M Idol Contest sign ups — Categories • ages 12 and under • 13-18 and • 19 and above. Registration is $10. Deadline June 15. Three divisions, each with cash reward of 1st place $300; 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100. Download a printable from www.faith4th.com

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society seeks singers for Pops ’N Jazz concert

Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. June 13 for the Pops ’N Jazz concert to be held in late August. Rehearsals are at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St.

For more information call 704-796-9682 or visit www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral. Society/


Final weekend for Rowan County’s Young Artists exhibit at Waterworks

The 34th Annual High School Student Exhibition wraps up May 27 at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, in the Delhaize Conference Room and Fisher Hall Gallery.

WVAC is located at 123 East Liberty St. call 704-636-1882 for details or visit www.waterworks.org

Have a Day Out with Thomas at Tweetsie 

Blowing Rock — June 9-18: Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled event where children of all ages can climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas and participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. Tickets are on sale at 877.TWEETSIE (877.893.3874) or at Tweetsie.com


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