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Local arts & entertainment news Oct. 19-25

Landis Fall Festival 

LANDIS — 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday: N. Central Ave. in downtown Landis will rock Saturday nioght with the music of ‘Bout Tyme from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Darrell Harwood  on stage from 8-10 p.m.


Closing reception & spoken word gallery event

As the exhibit “Hello my name is…” by Doug Lail comes to a close, Center for Faith & the Arts hosts an evening of spoken word from the Guerilla Poets, plus music and an open mic on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6-9 p.m.

Sign ups for the open mic begin at 6 p.m. The reception offers wine, beer and light refreshments. To learn more visit www.faithart.org or email info@faithart.org or call 704-647-0999.

Brass on the Grass

2 p.m. Oct. 22: Continuing Hurley Park’s 30th anniversary celebration, Brass Quintet featuring members of the Salisbury Symphony, at Haden’s Gazebo at the corner of Annandale Avenue and North Craige Street. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.Free and open to the public.

For information call 704-638-4459 or email dbeck@salisburync.gov

Movie day at the Y

1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20: “Les Miserables.” Open to the public. Sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

Deadline Friday for ‘The Seasons of Hurley Park’ art

The deadline for entries is Oct. 20 to submit art for “The Seasons of Hurley Park: 30 Years.”

Waterworks Visual Arts Center in partnership with The Hurley Park Foundation will present a special juried group exhibition in celebration of the park’s pearl anniversary.  Artists from all over North Carolina are invited to apply. There is no fee to enter. Exhibition dates are Feb. 10-May 19, 2018. All 2- and 3-D media are accepted, including audio and video installation and sculpture. Participants must reside in North Carolina and work must be inspired by Hurley Park. Possible topics include: the park’s rich history, ecology, natural beauty, and/or a memory or personal connection to the park.

See requirements and guidelines at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

Tonight: A ‘Southern Fried Funeral’ at Old Courthouse Theatre

CONCORD — “Southern Fried Funeral” by Osborne and Eppler premiers tonight a the Old Courthouse Theatre.

Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces — that is if they don’t kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she’s also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey’s snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry.  Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family —Southern-style.

Evening performance dates are Oct. 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, Nov. 3, 4 at 8 p.m.  Sunday matinees are Oct. 22, 29 an d Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, to see the cast lineup and to purchase tickets visit www.octconcord.com or call 704-788-2405.

The Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW.


Save the date: Toss for Tots supports the Terri Hess House

Toss for Tots, a fundraiser sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rowan (Terri Hess House) features friendly corn hole competition and other fun games, raffles for Panthers Package — including box seats — food catered by the Smoke Pit, music by LiveHouse, and a selection of beer and wine plus the signature drink of the night. The event is from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the F&M Trolley Barn, 165 East Liberty St.

Tickets are available at the door or at www.preventchildabuserowan.org


Save the date: Humane Society of Rowan County’s Fall spaghetti dinner

Friday, Nov. 3: Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / dinner 5-8 p.m., carry out or dine in. Delivery for orders of 5+. Rhyne Building, Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St. Delivery order deadline Nov. 2. Call 704-636-5700 or fax 704-633-5832. Meals $6 adults/$3 children under age 12. Spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea or water. No beverage with delivery. Proceeds go for the veterinary care and rehabilitation of sick or injured stray and abandoned animals.

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