Local arts & entertainment news Oct. 5-11

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 5, 2017

38th annual Autumn Jubilee 

This annual Festival attracts more than 45,000 visitors from across Rowan County and the state. Held the first weekend in October, the Autumn Jubilee celebrates the season with live music, food, and craft vendors.

This year’s festivities are Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. 


11:30-noon Mailvis

Noon-2 p.m. Outshyne

2 -2:45 p.m. Mailvis

3 -5 p.m. Too Much Sylvia


10:30-11:30 a.m. Praise Grass Band

11:30-noon Mailvis

Noon-2 p.m. Common Ground

2-2:45 p.m. Mailvis

3-5 p.m. Darrell Harwood


Magician • Pumpkin Painting • Face Painting • Interactive Theater of Jef • Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux • Rock Wall & Bungee Jump•Soap Bubble Circus • 3-Story Inflatable Slide • Moon Bounce • Sand Man

ALSO: 150+ craft vendors, carousel, playground, food area, Heritage Village, Gem Mine.

Free admission, free parking, handicapped parking and rides available, shuttle pick-up in front parking lot. Sorry, no pets, no bikes, rollerblades, skates or skateboards.

Learn more at 704-216-7803 or www.dannicholas.net

Rail Walk artist reception Friday for Kahrs exhibit

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery introduces new and recent acrylic paintings by Keyth Kahrs in an exhibit titled “Designs in Nature.”

Kahrs has narrowed his vision to create close-up imagery of natural subject matter, observing in detail repetitious shapes and organic patterns, depicting nature in abstract form and creating a non-distinct focal point.

To those who are familiar with Kahrs’ paintings, familiar elements emerge. Kahrs utilizes a cool color palette and often features water in some aspect. Occasionally one will find a creature in the scene, a new feature in Keyth’s paintings, his effort to add a living subject other than the usual flora and fauna.

The artist’s reception on Friday, Oct 6, from 4:30 – 6 p.m.,is free and open to the public. 

Regular gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Saturday: Food, family, fellowship and fire prevention

GRANITE QUARRY — On Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Granite Quarry Fire Department is having an open house and community meet and greet to kick off Fire Prevention Week 2017.

Come and mingle with your local firefighters, see the firehouse, their equipment, and learn fire prevention tips and pick up some fire safety materials. Pizza is being provided by Slice of Heaven Pizza! Cookies, popcorn and drinks will also be available. The local chapter of the American Red Cross will also have a display and cild safety seat inspections are available upon request.

Sparky the Fire Dog is tentatively scheduled to appear. See http://www.granitequarrync.gov/


Community barn dance in Mt. Ulla Saturday 

MT. ULLA — On Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. West Rowan Farm, Home and Garden is hosting a family-friendly barn dance event at 11575 NC Hwy 801. Musician donations will be accepted at the door. Call 704-278-2800 for more information.


East Spencer BBQ Pig Pickin is Saturday 

EAST SPENCER — The second annual East Spencer BBQ Pig Pickin’ is at Royal Giants Park, 200 Robinson Road.

There will be games, a bounce house, food and entertainment. Bring lawn chairs. This event is free and family friendly.

Learn more at adminasst@townofeastspencer.org or 704-636-7111.


Save the date for ‘Sister of the Stars’ 

Catawba College will pesents a free staged reading of original play, “Sister of the Stars” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15 in the Florence-Busby-Corriher Theatre.

It was written by Dr. Bradley Stephenson and directed by Dr. Beth Homan, both professors in Catawba’s Theatre Arts Department.

“Sister of the Stars” tells the story of Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin and her attempts to become the first woman to earn her Ph.D. in astrophysics at Harvard.

Learn more at www.catawba.edu


Upcoming candidate forums

• East Spencer Candidate’s Forum — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12: Old Rowan-Salisbury Schools Bldg. 704-636-7111.

• Trinity Oaks Candidate’s Forum — 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18: Free, light refreshments. Trinity Oaks Special Events Room, 728 Klumac Road.


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