Arts & entertainment news June 15-21

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 15, 2017

CAG hosts special guest Sir Hedrick of Salisbury tonight 

The Carolina Artists Guild monthly meeting will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Rufty Homes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Celeste Ward, local writer and photographer, will present “A Study in White” discussing the nuances of painting or photographing white-on-white objects or scenes. Participants should bring supplies in the medium of their choice to paint or sketch various white objects. Tables will be provided or you may bring your own easel. Special guest will be Sir Hedrick of Salisbury as our delightful model. There is no charge for this presentation. Members and local artists/guests 18 years or older are welcome.


Tall Tale Tellers Festival is Saturday 

GOLD HILL — If you like to listen to or tell entertaining stories, come out to Historic Village of Gold Hill for the Tall Tale Tellers Festival Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Arbor behind 850 St. Stephen’s Church Road. You’ll hear some entertaining tall tales, or maybe you will be telling one for your chance to win a cash prize ($250, $100, $50)! The Festival is free for the audience; tellers pay a $5 registration fee and can register the day of the Festival at 12:30 p.m. at the Arbor. See for details or email

The Tall Tale Tellers Festival is sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants Association.


Barn Dance Saturday 

MT. ULLA — West Rowan Farm, Home, and Gardenhosts its second Barn Dance on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. featuring The Melody Ramblers. Have you ever heard a Banjo talk? If not then you have never listened to Dale Mills play. Admission is $5 for adults; children age 12 and under are free. See Facebook or call 704-278-2800. West Rowan Farm, Home, and Garden is located at 11575 NC Hwy 801.

New deadline for Faith F&M Idol Contest

Categories • ages 12 and under • 13-18 and • 19 and above. Registration is $10. Deadline June 24. Three divisions and each have a cash reward of 1st place $300; 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100. A form can be printed from


Cars! Cars! Cars! 

SPENCER — Saturday At the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum starting at 2 p.m. See a special Hot Wheels collection and presentation by author and founder of NC Hot Wheels Association Neal Giordano. The museum will also be showing the “Cars” movie all day.

Regular admission applies to events. Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,


 Spencer Woman’s Club fund raiser

8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17: Inaugural Arts & Crafts Festival. Sponsored by Spencer Woman’s Club, 100 Third St. Reserve a table space for $10-$20. More info at 704-636-7836 or 704-633-6684.


Set construction for PPT’s ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’

Set construction for PPT’s hysterical farce “Tom, Dick & Harry” will take place at the Meroney Theater Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. No experience necessary, just come ready to work. Come for an hour or come for the whole day. For information call 704-633-5471.

Auditions for ‘Dixie Swim Club’

By Krissey Browder

Lee Street theatre kicks off its 10th anniversary season with auditions for the hysterical southern comedy, Dixie Swim Club, directed by Kindra Steenerson Cline. Auditions will be held on June 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at Lee Street theatre. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script along with some possible improvisational work. All auditionees are also asked to prepare a short 1-2 minute personal story about their best female friend to present in auditions.

In the heat of each summer after their college swim team days, five unforgettable women, free from husbands, kids and jobs, meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives over a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges that life flings at them with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. Dixie Swim Club follows the course of four of these special weekends to deliver a touching comedy about life-long friendships.

Character descriptions are available at

Performances run Aug. 24-26 and Aug. 31-Sep. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15+tax, available in July at or 704-310-5507. Questions regarding auditions should be emailed to Kindra Steenerson Cline at


Timberlake birthday open house

LEXINGTON — On Saturday The Bob Timberlake Gallery is having its 20 year celebration at its current location complete with Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at noon, Bob’s newest and 10th book release, a food truck, approximately 10-15 artisans, music by DJ Ryan Short and a sneak peak at the Summer release. Bob turned 80 years old in January. On display are 98 originals showcasing his artwork from the 1940s and 1950s up to present time. To learn more call 1-800-244-0095 or visit


east Greets west

MOORESVILLE _ Huntersville artist Kay Storck is a featured June artist at Mooresville Arts. Born in Japan, Kay’s paintings are a merger of Japanese and American style. Her exhibit titled exhibit “east Greets west” features the Japanese style sumi-e. “Sumi” in Japanese means “soot” and “e” means pictures. Sumi-e is brush paintings on rice paper done in ink made from soot. Sumi-e originated in China and the first sumi-e masters in Japan were Zen monks. Contact Mooresville Arts at 704-663-6661 or visit


Wednesday’s Comedy Zone at The Loft 

Wednesday, June 21: Headliner: Frankie Paul. Opening Act: Jeff Bodart. Doors 7 p.m. show 8 p.m. $10 cover. The Loft at City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St., 704-603-4656.

Frankie Paul (top) has been touring professionally since 1990. His topics range from fishing, scuba diving, and female body builders to marriage, kids, and how we choose the animals we eat. Frankie has appeared on FOX NBC and Comedy Central as well Rick & Bubba and Bob & Sheri. In school, he a real class clown, able to make the teacher laugh along with the kids, therefore, avoiding a trip to the principal’s office

Jeff Bodart’s style is so relatable you’ll feel like you’ve known him for years. Being the youngest in his “Biblically-named” family, his animated and goofy demeanor combines with edgy quips covering his family, dating life, working out and food. He was a semi-finalist in Comedy Central’s national talent search, has performed in The World Series of Comedy, and made his acting debut in the syfy TV movie, “Gila!”a remake of the 1959 classic, “The Giant Gila Monster.”


H.O.T. = History on Tap

6 -8 p.m. fourth Thursdays June-July-August: Explore Salisbury’s past by visiting some of the city’s most intriguing historic properties. Historic Salisbury Foundation,

June 22: The History of Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery and Eatery. The event includes a tour of this local historic site and two tickets for Morgan Ridge samples. RSVP at

July 27: Grievous Gallery. Have some fun throwing bottles, dishes, and glassware at 313 East Council St. Check out the Grievous Gallery while learning a little about the Civil War, Cheerwine and old luggage. Explore this building’s unique connections to Salisbury’s past while enjoying a pair of local craft beers from New Sarum Brewery. RSVP at

Aug. 24: Church at 121 Ridge Ave. The H.O.T. finale will be held in celebration of a historic church recently saved from demolition. See what’s inside this unique brick building during renovation as it is transformed into a new music venue, the future “Beacon Hall,” while enjoying craft beer tastings from New Sarum Brewery. RSVP at


Robert Inman’s ‘Liberty Mountain’ plays in Kings Mountain 

KINGS MOUNTAIN — Production is underway for the fourth season of “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama.” The play will run for 17 performances beginning June 23, at the Joy Performance Center in downtown Kings Mountain.

“Liberty Mountain” tells the story of the settling of the Carolinas by hardy Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America to start new lives, raise families, work and worship, and how they became caught up in the conflict of the struggle for independence from Great Britain.

Their story culminates in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October of 1780, which historians agree was the turning point in the Revolution. In an hour of savage hand-to-hand combat, Patriot militiamen defeated a larger and better-trained force of Loyalists, triggering a series of Patriot victories that led to the British surrender at Yorktown a year later.

“Liberty Mountain” features a cast of more than 30 actors in a fast-moving, action-packed drama that incorporates authentic weapons and costumes.

Learn more at, including performance dates and times and tickets, and on the play’s Facebook page.



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