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Local arts & entertainment news Nov. 9-15

Final weekend for 'Next to Normal'

Jacob Hammill as Gabe and Wendy Weant as Diana in LSt’s ‘Next to Normal.’
Photo by Douglas Lail

Community Calendar

Opening night for PPT Youth Theatre’s ‘Anne Of Green Gables’  

7:30 p.m. Friday: Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Adults $12, seniors, students $10. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com


Final weekend for ‘Next to Normal’ at Lee Street theatre

7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-4 and 9-11, $20. Joint production of Catawba College and Lee Street theatre. A rock musical that explores mental illness. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N.Lee St., www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.


Community Calendar

Christmas Parades!

Concord Christmas Parade 

2:30 p.m. Nov. 18: 89th annual.

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade

Nov. 21: Starts in Landis at 3 p.m. and China Grove at 4 p.m.

Mooresville Christmas Parade

3 p.m. Nov. 21.

58th Annual Holiday Caravan Parade 

Nov. 22, Spencer 2 p.m., Salisbury 3 p.m. Broadcast on Antenna TV Dec. 16 from 2-4 p.m. and WCCB on Dec. 17 from 11-1 p.m.

Cleveland Christmas Parade 

2 p.m. Dec. 2.

Kannapolis Christmas Parade

6 p.m. Dec. 9.


Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival

Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

GREENSBORO —  The Potters of the Piedmont Festival is held each spring and fall at the Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, showcasing more than 50 potters from NC, SC and VA. A large selection of handmade, functional, decorative, and sculptural pottery will be for sale. Parking is available; the event is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.pottersofthepiedmont.com

Save the Date: Salisbury Swing Band Christmas Spectacular 

CONCORD — The Salisbury Swing Band will perform live on Friday, Nov. 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Carolina Mall. Covering classic holiday tunes from the 1920s to today, this 18-piece Big Band specializes in the sounds of Gershwin, Sinatra, Count Basie and more.

The Salisbury Swing Band is under the direction of Catawba College’s Dr. Stephen Etters and features award-winning vocalist Laura Millspaugh. This concert is free and open to the public at the Main Stage in the Mall Food Court. This will be the finale show of the Carolina Mall Week of Holiday Performances. Call 704-209-4157 for more information.

Last Kannapolis Cruise-In of the season 

1-7 p.m. Nov. 11. Downtown Kannapolis.


 Quadruple ‘E’ kick-off celebration

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11

Meet city officials, have food, fun and fellowship and take in the “Salisbury’s Got Talent” show plus a hot air balloon demonstration. Be sure to bring a chair.

Quadruple “E,” which stands for “Educate, Empower, Entertain, Encourage,” will have sign up sheets available. The goal is to empower youth ages 8-16 with tools to reach their maximum potential. The program will run November-June.

To learn more, contact A.J Alexander lalexanaj@gmail.com, 704-636-9139 or Darlene Scott, bellemajesticff@gmail.com, 704-637-2932 or Yolonda Woods, ywoods55@carolina.rr.com, 704-640-1540 or LaTonya Hardy, ldhardy@shyas.com, 704-492-0636.

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