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Local arts & entertainment news July 27-Aug. 2

PPT’s ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’ opens tonight

Tom and Linda Kerwood are a happily married London couple looking to adopt a baby. It’s the happiest day of their lives as they await a visit from the supervisor from the adoption agency who will decide if they are fit to adopt a child. And then Tom’s brothers, Dick and Harry, decide to stop by to help. What could possibly go wrong?

PPT’s comical farce “Tom, Dick & Harry” plays at the Meroney Theater beginning this evening at 7:30 p.m. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance.

All show dates are July 27-29 and Aug. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on July 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are adults $17, students/seniors $14, at 704-633-5471 or online at PiedmontPlayers.com


‘Pride & Prejudice’ closing weekend

Elizabeth, Darcy, and the rest of the Austen gang will only be at Lee Street for one more weekend. Final performancesplay through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Visit www.leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507 for ticket information.

Historic Gold Hill summer ghost walk

Tales of local ghosts, goblins, and haints are coming to the village of Historic Gold Hill at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 29. Mark your calendars for the for this hauntingly entertaining event! Tickets are $5. Children under 6 are free.

Guided walks begin at 8 p.m.; tickets go on sale beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the Arbor in the village behind the Bakery at 850 St. Stephen’s Church Road.

This annual event is sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association, www.gold hillnc.com

H.O.T. = History on Tap

Fourth Thursdays June-July-August: Explore Salisbury’s past by visiting some of the city’s most intriguing historic properties. Historic Salisbury Foundation, www.historicsalisbury.org/

Tonight the group visits Grievous Gallery and has some fun throwing bottles, dishes, and glassware, learns a little about the Civil War, Cheerwine and old luggage and explores this building’s unique connections to Salisbury’s past while enjoying a pair of local craft beers from New Sarum Brewery.

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 https://app.hatchbuck.com/OnlineForm/71385054205


Carolina Pickers Festival

8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28-29

Buy, sell or trade at the first Carolina Pickers Festival at the Rowan County Fairgrounds.

Entertainment on Saturday features Alieta Johnson The Roaming Busker, CJ Peters, Saint Villian, Sadie and the Tramps, Mama Tried, Liam Pendergrass, Priscilla Perez and Ashton Eller, Sue McHugh and Mary Gillespie.

Food and merchandise vendors on site. Admission is $3. Learn more at 704-640-2326.

 National Night Out 

Tuesday, Aug. 2

National Night Out, observed the first Tuesday in August throughout the country, was founded in 1984, and promotes police-community partnerships and builds neighborhood camaraderie.

The evening event also increases awareness of law enforcement programs such as neighborhood watch and other anti-crime initiatives.


Salisbury Symphony forms chorale and announces open auditions for singers

By James Dane Harvey for the Salisbury Symphony

The Salisbury Symphony announces it will form a chorus in order to engage a wider number of community members, provide talented singers with an opportunity to perform in a first-rate ensemble and to ensure a group of high-quality singers are ready when major choral works are programmed. The Chorale will give six concerts over the next two seasons.

The first concert will be as part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary celebration held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Sept. 23 and jointly produced between the Salisbury Symphony and St. John’s Lutheran Church. For this first concert, the Chorale will be prepared by former Charlotte Symphony Chorale Director, David Tang. He will prepare the Bach Cantata No. 80, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” The entire concert will consist of works based on this mighty hymn originally written by Martin Luther.

The Chorale’s second concert will be the Christmas sections from Handel’s Messiah.

Open auditions for singers will be held Aug. 7 at First United Methodist Church. Contact Hunter Safrit at hsafrit@gmail.com to schedule an audition. Singers are asked to prepare a short song that shows their voice quality, pitch, and musicality. It should be with piano accompaniment which they should bring.


Bands Rock Reevestock Music Festival in Elkin, Aug. 4-5

ELKIN — The seventh annual Reevestock Music Festival in Elkin is coming up Friday-Saturday, Aug. 4-5.

The Marcus King Band, soul-influenced psychedelic Southern rock, headlines Saturday’s concert at Elkin’s Hidden Amphitheater. Additional Saturday performers are Time Sawyer, Town Mountain, David Childers & The Serpents, William Wild and the Corey Hunt Band.

The festival includes a kids’ zone open during daylight hours.

Reevestock kicks off on Friday night with the Downtown Get-Down at The Liberty’s Coley Hall. The free evening of music includes regional musicians Swim in the Wild, Late Night Special, Luke Mears and Tyler Hatley. Friday’s festivities also involve food trucks, drinks and dancing.

Proceeds support the Reevestock Creative Leadership Scholarships, awarded to two seniors each year, one from Elkin High School and one from Starmount High School.

Reevestock tickets are $20 or $65 for a four-pack. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.Reevestock.com


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