Roundabout: What’s happening Nov. 9-15

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2017

Community Calendar



Friday: 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.

Final weekend for ‘Next to Normal’ at LSt — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 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., or 704-310-5507 .

Tickets now available for Salisbury Symphony’s ‘The Nutcracker’ with Piedmont Dance Theatre — Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Keppel Auditorium. Ticktets at

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem presents ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ — Nov. 10-12 and  16-19: By Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by John Glore. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. Tickets at or 336-725-4001.

Ovens Auditorium and Blumenthal Performing Arts host hit Broadway musicals — • Les Misérables, Dec. 13-17 • School of Rock, Jan. 9-14 • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, April 17-22. 704-372-1000 or


Music & more 

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Open mic at Mean Mug — Nov. 10: With host multi-talented singer/guitarist Don Eidman. Sign up begins at 7 p.m. • Nov. 17: With host Jamie Slate & Rev. Rich followed by a special appearance by the Nebulux Music School Pop Band. Sign up begins at 7 p.m. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:30-8 p.m.   Dingess Brothers, Dylan  and Cameron  with their mystical ~ magical harmonies. No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

The Beatles Party Live at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11:  Catawba College hosts Beatles tribute live on stage at Lee Street theatre. Students of Catawba College’s Music Department perform Beatles hits. Tickets are $20+tax. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St., or 704-310-5507.

Music at the Vineyard with Jason Leake — 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12: Country southern rock.  Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery, 700 Cauble Farm Road, 704-633-1137,

Salisbury Swing Band Christmas Spectacular — 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17:  18-piece Big Band covering classic holiday tunes from the 1920s-today, at Carolina Mall in Concord, Main Stage in the Mall Food Court.  Finale show of the Carolina Mall Week of Holiday Performances.  Info: 704-209-4157.

Patio jammin’ at Mean Mug — 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Nov.  13: Musicians of all genres and caliber jam on the patio at 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615,

The Gibson Brothers appearing at High Point Theatre — Dec. 2: Touring with longtime band featuring Mike Barber (bass), Jesse Brock (mandolin), Clayton Campbell (fiddle). High Point Theatre, 220 E Commerce Ave. Ticket info at 336-883-3401,

The Trailblazers at Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10: doors 7 p.m. The Trailblazers, a young band from Wilkesboro. They won the 2017 Merlefest Band Contest. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free.

Dancing for the Arts at The Davis — 8 p.m. Nov. 11: The Davis Theater, 65 Union St. South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or

Live at Harrah’s Cherokee — • Dwight Yoakam, Jan. 13 • A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper, March 17 • or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.



Carolina Renaissance Festival — 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. rain or shine weekends through Nov. 19: Twelve stages of continuous music, dance, comedy, circus entertainments; craft vendors and activities for children. Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road between I-77 and I-85. Tickets at Harris Teeter Stores, at the gate or at

Quadruple ‘E’ kick-off celebration — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11: Meet city officials, food, fun, fellowship, Salisbury’s Got Talent show, hot air balloon demonstration. Bring a chair. Sign up sheets for Quadruple “E” available. “Educate, Empower, Entertain, Encourage” for youth ages 8-16 to become empowered with tools to reach their maximum potential, to run November to June. Info: A.J Alexander, 704-636-9139 or Darlene Scott,, 704-637-2932 or Yolonda Woods,, 704-640-1540 or LaTonya Hardy,, 704-492-0636.

Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11: Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro, showcasing 50+ potters from NC, SC, VA. Free, open to the public. 336-662-2357

The Extraordinaires at the fourth annual Downtown Hickory NC Shuck & Peel  — 1-6 p.m. Nov. 11: On Union Square, Downtown Hickory. Free admission, food and drink available for purchase.  Visit to learn more.


This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Nov. 9 and 16: Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

Yoga in the brewery — 6 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Ridge Railwalk. $6 includes a pint of beer and a one hour class. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379,

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures —  • Nov. 17-18: Benefit sale and Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) and benefit • 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

Southern Christmas Show 2017 — Nov.9-19: The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte,

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10: (second Fridays): Fall Harvest Dance with music by deejay “Rawhide.” $10 admission, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

Community drum circle — 6-8 p.m.Nov. 10: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Free demonstration at Piedmont Floral Galleries  — 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11: “Creating Your Own Designer Christmas Tree;” Demonstration begins 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. 280 Furniture Drive, call 704-636-7739 for more information.

Christmas Craft Fair at the Y — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15: Open to the public, vendors welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Gold Hill Lighting of the Fall Fires — 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 18: Tickets on sale now in the village shops of Historic Gold Hill at $18 each. All proceeds benefit Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society. Also order tickets at or call for more info 704-267-9439.

Dee Neely presents talent show competition —Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. (doors open 5:15 p.m.): Panel of five expert judges. Grand prize adult $500; grand prize youth $200. Also special performances, door prizes, concessions. Livingstone’s Varick Auditorium.  Get advance tickets online on  for $10 (adults), $5 (youth) until Nov. 15. Tickets at the door $15/ $8. College students $5 at the door only with ID.

Gold Hill Christmas in the Village — Dec. 8-10: The village shops will be open. Info: Vivian Hopkins, 704-267-9439 or

Downtown Salisbury events— • 5-9 p.m. Nov. 24: Holiday Night Out • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25: Santa and the Grinch at the Bell Tower • 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1: 1st Friday Shop-Dine-Stroll • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16: Santa and the Grinch with Antique Fire Trucks •www.

Last Kannapolis Cruise-In of the season — 1-7 p.m. every second Saturday (Nov. 11). Free. Downtown Kannapolis.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18: Delmonico Band. Bring a covered dish. $8, guests welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Horizons Unlimited — 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18: It’s All About Space. Laser show featuring the music of John Williams and Space Make in the Refinery. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004,

Bill Gaither & The Gaither Christmas Homecoming at the Cabarrus Arena — 6 p.m. Dec.2: Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,

Bear feeding every Saturday and Sunday at Dan Nich — 2 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures section. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800.

Meet The Animal every Saturday and Sunday at Dan Nich — 3 p.m. weather permitting. At Wildlife Adventures or Nature Center. Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800.



Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday • A percentage of sales will be donated. 421 N. Lee St., 704-754-8379, Center for Faith & the Arts will recieve 10 percent of beer sales  Nov. 15.

North Hills Christian School fundraising events — • Thanksgiving Boston Butt sale through Nov. 17; pickup 20th. Proceeds benefit the NHCS Athletic Department • For both, contact or 704-636-3005 ext. 503.

‘Warm Hearts, Warm Clothing’ collects outerwear for local children — Nov. 18-Dec. 1O: New winter outerwear including coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweatshirts for girls and boys age 5-18. Ben Mynatt Nissan and Communities In Schools  will distribute donated items to students in the RSSchool system. Drop at Ben Mynatt Nissan, 629 Jake Alexander Blvd. South, 7O4-633-7270.

NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures —  • Nov. 17-18: Benefit sale and Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) and benefit • 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

North Rowan High School Booster Club fundraiser — BBQ Butts $35; shoulders $4/pound; BBQ sauce $3, Red slaw $3 quart. Pick up on evening of Nov.  22 between 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Give us your cell number and we will notify you when the meat comes off the grill. 300 N Whitehead Ave, Spencer,  704-636-4420.

Rowan Museum 64th Annual Antiques Show — Nov. 10-12: at West End Plaza Event Center. Antiques dealers from across the Southeast.


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10: Jamieson Ranch Vineyards of California Wine Tasting with Stephan LaFond, Skyland Distributing.  $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. Tasting room Friday -Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,

Douglas Vineyards — Tasting Room hours: Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine Tasting $6. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14 and every second Tuesday: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St.

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.


Night Life

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The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • Fridays: pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@

City Tavern Patio Palooza, 113 E Fisher St. — 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays: Nov. 15: Jabe Fisher • Nov. 22: Kameron Marlowe • Nov. 29: Austin McNeill  • No cover.

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • Thursdays: Karaoke •Fridays-Saturdays: Deejay • Age 25+. 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Monday: Poker Night • Tuesday: Team Trivia • Wednesday: Open Mic • Saturday: Karaoke •

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Praise and worship night with various artists including Teesha Cole and Stephanie Vonda Bruce.  Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. Nov. 11 and every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St.,704-754-4615,

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St. — 7:30-9:30p.m. Thursday tonight: Brad Rattledge  from The Happy Ones •  8-10 p.m. Friday: Brave the Bullets  with Travis Hyll and Bryan Christopher •  8-10 p.m. Saturday: Mitch Hayes • 704-754-8379,

Break-n-Run Bar & Billiards, 612 S. Main St. — • Wednesday Ladies night • Tournaments: 9 Ball Friday night, 8 Ball Saturday night, APA league Monday-Tuesday-Thursday, cash league Wednesday • Free pool Friday • Car show fourth Saturday. 980- 216-1603.

TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — 9 p.m.- midnight Nov. 11: Trey Calloway Band. 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.



New Tai Chi For Energy class — 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 14: Six weeks through Dec. 19. All levels of experience and ability. $60 for series of six classes. Nationally certified tai chi instructor. At  SoFul  Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S.  Fulton St No. 4, above Mean Mug. See or  Facebook or call 704-633-9222.

Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Introduction to mass drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty-Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. For beginner and advanced adult. Sign up at 704 216-7714. Instructor Robert Richard Toth,

W4VEC Amateur Radio License Exams — 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18. W4VEC VEC Amateur Radio Exams. Bostian Heights Fire Dept., 8211 Old Concord Road,

Public Speaking for Professionals — Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre, March 12-April 2, 2018. For educators, business professionals, anyone who wants to speak confidently and comfortably. Monday evenings. $155.


Speakers & forums

Salisbury AARP — 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7: Light pot luck Christmas luncheon; bring a covered dish or dessert. Entertainment by renowned Randolph County guitarist  Larry G. Davis, former studio musician  encouraged by Chet Atkins, spurring him to achieve the status of one of today’s premier solo guitarists. Larry performed for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Also membership drive. 704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

AAUW Lecture Series —6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9: Yisel P. Maren, Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator, Latin American Coalition in Charlotte. “Immigration Policies and Practices: Impact on Women and Children.” Free. Sponsored by American Association of University. First UCC fellowship hall, 207 W. Horah St,  entrance at rear of church.

Diabetes education at the Y — 3 p.m., Nov. 15: Open to the public. Sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 704-636-0111.

ESU hosts concert pianist Solomon Eichner — 6:30 p.m.  Nov. 16:  English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch dinner program presents Solomon Eichner, classical pianist who has performed at Carnegie Hall and more. Country Club of Salisbury. Reservations $32. You do not have to be a member of the Country Club or the ESU to attend. RSVP to Gerry at 704-216-2660.

Bright Ideas — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Networking at 10Thread, 1024 S. Fulton St.



2018 Rowan County History Course — 13-week course Thursday evenings Feb. 1-May 3: Classes meet at various historic locations, beginning with the Rowan Museum. To register, email or call 704-636-0103. Tuition may paid in advance. Info at

‘Cheerwine: 100 Years’ exhibit —Cheerwine celebrates 100 years in its hometown in an exhibit at Rowan Museum. Through Dec. . 202 N. Main St. Free. 704-633-5946 or

Victorian Hall House tours — 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. . Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St., plus 6-8 p.m. Christmas Eve. 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury. org/tours/hall-house-tours



Lee Street to present ‘Doubt: A Parable’ — 7-9 p.m. Nov. 19-20: Come prepared to do cold readings and a few exercises. Performance dates Jan. 18-27. 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,

LSt to present ‘The Realistic Joneses’ — Auditons 7-9 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Performances dates Feb. 22-March 3. 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,

‘The Art of the Audition’ at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh — 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 6-Dec. 11: Explore audition preparation through the lens of Michael Shurtleff’s 12 Guideposts. $155. Info at



‘Gender Revolution’ — 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 12: National Geographic documentary film followed by optional discussion. Produced by Katie Couric. At Piedmont UU Church, located at Temple Israel, 1600 Brenner Ave. Info at

Movie day at the Y — 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” Open to the public; sign up at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111,

Christmas Movies at the Y — 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24: Come Join the fun: seniors 55 and above. Go to to see the lineup and more.



Waterworks features Ben Martin retrospective — Commemorative retrospective of photojournalist Ben Martin, who passed away earlier this year, along with two other solo shows featuring textiles and clay. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882,

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10: Bishop Family Creche Collection  opening reception. At 7 p.m. Nick Bishop will give a talk and slide presentation on the history of creche and the collection.  • Christmas Eve: special candle light showing of the Bishop Family Creche Collection. Center for Faith and the Arts, behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Keyth Kahrs’ one man art exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. Free and open to the public. 704-469-2781

WVAC Fall exhibition ‘Architecture and History’ — Through Feb. 3, 2018: at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882,



Travel with the YMCA — • • Nov. 14: 9 a.m. Southern Christmas Show • 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30: Narrow Ways Theater, “The True Story of Christmas” • Dec. 2: 3 p.m. “Gaither’s Christmas Home Coming” • 11:45 a.m. Dec. 6: Barn Dinner Theater, “A Groovin Christmas” holiday musical • Trips are open to the public • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111 or lklaver@

Davie County Senior Services trip — Nov. 13-15: Wilmington beach trip, Christmas special at the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theater Christmas show, tour of the city, shopping. Call Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

Community Travelers — Dec.23: Trip to the Barn Dinner Theater in Greensboro to see the Black Nativity on Dec. 23. Reservation deadline Nov. 5. Contact Brend Cowan 704-431-3974.


Call for vendors

Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Vendors wanted for show Dec. 2-3 at Rowan County Fair Grounds. Applications at Sponsored by Rowan County Fair Association.

Christmas Craft Fair at the Y — 8 a.m. Nov. 15: Vendors welcome. Call Louise 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.


Call for performers

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB is seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439.

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail


Call for artists artisans

Center for Faith & the Arts seeks artists — 5-8 p.m. Dec. 8: Holiday Suitcase Celebration. Bring one suitcase to display work. Prize for the most creative display. $10 entry fee. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St. Contact Nancy Gaines at


Call for volunteers 

Staff the CFA art gallery — The Center for Faith & the Arts seeks volunteers to staff the art gallery Fridays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the center at 704-647-0999 or email

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove,

DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more.

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