Local arts & entertainment news Nov. 30-Dec. 8
Family favorite ROBJO returns
20th annual ROBOJO at RPL on Saturday
2-3 p.m. Dec. 2
The wacky RoBoJo Theatre Troupe returns to RPL for the 20th annual presentation of its Holiday Theater. A fun crew of talented local actors joins RPL’s children’s staff to perform an hour-long variety show featuring skits, songs, readers’ theater, and audience participation.
In the Stanback Room of Rowan Public Library headquarters at 201 W. Fisher St. Learn more at rowanpubliclibrary.org
Rockwell Civitans host Breakfast with Santa
ROCKWELL — Santa Claus will arrive on a motorcycle to Romano’s Italian Restaurant in Rockwell on Saturday, Dec. 2, for a Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Rockwell Civitan Club.
Tickets are $5 per person for three breakfast seatings from 8:30-9:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seating is limited for each session; and tickets may be purchased at 704-754-3207.
Breakfast events include a plate of bacon, eggs, grits, pancakes and drinks, a visit with Santa where visitors may take all the pictures they want, making a Christmas craft, writing letters to Santa and shopping in Santa’s mobile mall.
Friday book signings downtown
Susan Barringer Wells — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1: “A Game Called Salisbury.”
Matthew Readling — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1: “Benton Johnson and the Tale of Tu’i Malila Part II,” a middle grade genre for reluctant readers.
South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com
Winter workshops for kids
Tiny Canvas Painting and Card Making
Students paint small canvases that can easily be made into keepsake ornaments or gifts. This time of year calls for handmade cards so we will make sure to have some ready to send out. $25 includes materials and instruction • 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 2 • 1-3 p.m. Dec. 9 • 1-3 p.m. Dec. 16
Students will be given 3 8×10” canvases to create their own works of art. This is always the most wonderful surprise and unique gift. $25 includes materials and instruction • 4-6 p.m. Dec. 15 • 4-6 p.m. Dec. 22
Classes are for children age 5 and up. Call to arrange for payment to hold a spot. Spaces are first come first served. Salisbury Art Station, 120 E. Innes St., 704-754-0853.
‘Cruise-By Christmas Window Art Show’ coming
The third annual “Cruise By Christmas Window Art Show” will brighten the windows of local businesses in the Salisbury-Rowan area. The show features the window art of local artist Cherrathee Hager. The show is family friendly and is open 24 hours a day. Stop by as you shop or dine out.
The paintings are perfect for photos with family and friends…and guaranteed to create smiles and special memories.
Locations include Hendrix BBQ at 1624 W. Innes St.; Hendrix BBQ at 1530 Statesville Blvd.; The Pop Shoppe at 1831 W. Innes; Landmark Family Resturant at 1617 South Main St. Other locations to be announced.
The art show is free and will run from Dec. 16-Jan. 6. Businesses wanting to be featured in the show should call or text Cherrathee Hager at 704-490-2001.
Auditions for ‘The House at Pooh Corner’
MOORESVILLE — The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will hold open auditions for the upcoming musical “The House at Pooh Corner” on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11-12. “The House at Pooh Corner” will be directed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge. Auditions are at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St.
Auditions are open to youth ages 6-18. No prior acting experience is required; novice actors are encouraged to audition. It’s free to audition; if cast, a $90 participation fee covers materials, costumes, t-shirt and acting instruction. Scholarships are available. Show dates are Feb. 22-25. Visit www.mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org or call 980-722-3088 to learn more.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play’ premiers at Old Courthouse Theatre
CONCORD — “It’s a Wonderful Life, A Life Radio Play” by Joe Ladry premiers this evening, Nov. 30 at the Old Courthouse Theatre. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Performances: Nov. 30, Dec.1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8. p.m. Sunday matinees: Dec. 3, 10, 17 at 2:30 p.m.
For more information and to purchase tickets visitwww.oldcourthousetheatre.org or call 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring St. NW
The Phoenix Readers present ‘Christmas made in America’
5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 8
On Dec. 8, Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. behind Haven Lutheran Church, will feature holiday art, crafts, music and entertainment.
The galleries will be showcasing the Bishop Family Chreche Collection;
In the parlor, entertainment thoughout the evening includes string trios from the Salisbury Youth Orchestra, Ashley Jo Farmer, and The Phoenix Readers;
The large front classroom will be filled with artists participating in CFA’s first ever Suitcase Sale, offering a variety of gift items for sale including handpainted peg dolls, Christmas wreaths, stone and bone jewelry, pottery, embroidered Santas, paintings, quilted items and more;
In the hallways will be face painting and magic. Outside the office find homebaked goodies, hot chocolate, and coffee; everything for $1;
In the library will be raffle items including a 50/50 raffle, a chance to win a Soul Collage session for you and your friends, a handmade holiday fascinator, and other items. Raffle tickets will be $1 each. Learn more at www.faithart.org
Lee Street to hold auditions for award-winning comedy
The Realistic Joneses
Visit The Realistic Joneses and meet Bob and Jennifer. Their new neighbors, John and Pony, have even more in common than their identical homes and shared last names. As their relationships begin to entwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. Written by Will Eno, this production will be directed by CataLST Intern Peyton Glendinning who most recently directed Dog Sees God at Hedrick Little Theatre of Catawba College.
Auditions will be held Dec. 10-11 at 7 p.m. Adults aged 20s and older will be cast. Character descriptions are available at www.leestreet.org
Auditions will be held at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Performance dates are Feb. 22-March 3.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery hosts the fifth annual Festival of Gifts
The artists of Rail Walk Studios and Gallery are hosting the Festival of Gifts through Dec. 9 at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St in the historic arts district of Salisbury.
Hours are Thursday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.
Participants in the show were invited by Rail Walk artists who found their work to be of excellent quality, original, appealing and suitable for gift-giving.
For more information visit www.railwalkgallery.com or call 704-469-2781
‘Making a Mark’ art exhibit opens
The Salisbury Business Center welcomes artists from the Jesse C. Carson Fine Arts Program and will host an exhibition and artists’ opening reception for ‘Making a Mark’ on Friday Dec. 1, from 5-8 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments and light fare will be served.
The exhibit, which will run from Dec. 1-Feb. 23, features original works by • Lisa Mirisola • Isabella Almazon • Victoria Amaro • Chloe Kirkpatrick • Olivia Cunningham • Kristina Neumiller • Serena Wale • Plus live reception music provided by Karen Franks, flutist.
In the Jesse C. Carson Fine Art Program under the tutelage of Marc Riley, young artists receive an exposure to arts disciplines, prepare for college arts programs, and construct a portfolio. ‘Making a Mark’ is part of the Salisbury Business Center Art Partnerships Gallery Exhibits Program.
Artists interested in exhibiting in future exhibitions should send photos and contact information to Sue McHugh, firstname.lastname@example.org. With questions, contact the Salisbury Business Center at 704-209-4589.
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