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Roundabout: What’s happening Dec. 21-27

Community Calendar

Music & more 

See also Night Life

Candlelight Coffee Winter Solstice —  6-9 p.m. Dec 21:  Spend The Longest Night at  Mean Mug. Live music with Daniel Arthur Gurley. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St.

Open mic at Mean Mug — Dec 22 – Santapalooza Christmas Jam – 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Wear your Santa hat (don’t have one? We have one for you!), Sign up to perform begins at 6:30 with host Duke Wicker. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Noche De Ritmo Salsa Dance Night — 7:30-10 p.m. Fourth Saturday Dec 23: A Christmas celebration,  Salsa dancing with instructor, Tapas buffet. $8/person $15/duo. RSVP to Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Dec 21. 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, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

 

Comedy

Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd — Jan 19: At the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Prices begin at $25. N. Tryon St, Charlotte. 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias — Feb 25: One Show Fits All World Tour celebrates Iglesias’ 20 years of comedy. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Prices begin at $42. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.

Whose Live Anyway improv show — 7:30 p.m. May 11, 2018: Ovens Auditorium hosts current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV Show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets astart at Tickets cost between $29.50. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

 

Fundraisers 

Second annual Battle of the Gods and Goddesses Fashion Show — Doors open 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Dec 30: Showcasing talent, models, designers, make-up artists, hair stylists, vendors. A community fundraiser sponsored by Great Women and Men United Inc, and Precision Management Marketing to create funds for Save the Youth Program. Held at Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Tickets $20. Sponsored by Emeka Event Planning. Tickets/info at 704-738-7077 or charield40@gmail.com or see www.greatwomenandmenunited.wordpress.com

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, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — Jan 6: Salisbury Symphony’s biggeset fundraiser, a night of music, wine, food, dancing. This year’s theme ‘First Ladies of Swing’ celebrates the music of Pearl Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald. www.salisburysymphony.org/tickets

 

History 

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 office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103. Tuition may paid in advance. Info at historicsalisbury.org/education/history-class

 

Theater

St Thomas Players’ Doubt: A Parable — Jan 18-27, 2018 at 7:30 p,m,; matinee performance Jan 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.  A  steely nun accuses a beloved priest of inappropriate behavior with a child in her school. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec  22: Wines Aged in Bourbon and Scotch Casks Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person • Save The Date: 6 p.m. Feb 3: 7th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting featuring chocolates by Chocolatier Baracund of Concord created specifically for selected wines. Tasting hosted by Certified Wine Educator Andrew Alley • 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywineshop.com

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

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, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

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, www.douglasvineyardswines.com

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord. www.cougarrunwinery.com/

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7-9 p.m.Second Tuesdays: $15 pp with RSVP to 704-754-4615. 1024 S. Fulton St www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

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

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

 

Night Life

See also music & more

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@facebook.com

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

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Closed until New Years Eve event that features Scarred, Fools Gold, Last Chance and Bachar Chayah. 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. Second Saturdays. 1024 S. Fulton St,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

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

Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m. Friday: Harold Bumgarner and the Lonesome Road Band • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527.

 

Classes

Eight-week beginning & intermediate pottery wheel class — Tuesdays: 10:30-1 p.m. Jan 9-Feb 27 • or Wednesdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan 10-Feb 28 • or Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. Jan 11-Mar 1. $200. Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St, 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Tai Chi For Energy — 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for 8 weeks, Jan 4-Feb 22. Nationally certified instructor. $80. SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St above Mean Mug. Pre-registration required at 704-633-9222 or Angirama@gmail.com

Winter Session I Refresh & Relax Yoga — Class 1: Mondays 5:45-7:15pm Jan  1 to Feb 5 • Class 2: Tuesdays 5:45-715pm Jan  2 to Feb  6 • Class 3:Wednesdays 9:30-11 amJan  3 to Feb 7 • $15 per class.  Enter mid-session if space allows  • To register, contact Debra McNeil,  inspiredwellness@bellsouth.net or 704-637-1671 or see  www.faithart.org

WVAC Spring ARTPops — 6:30-9 p.m. third Thursdays Feb-June, 2018: Inaugural season of single-session classes • Feb 15 Caligraphy • March 15 Quilting • April 19 Floral Design • May 17 Watercolor • June 21 Culinary arts/Summer cocktails • Non-members $50; members $40 • Become a member as you register and save up to $65 when you sign up for all five classes. Also see www.waterworks.org for information on Adult Hand & Wheel pottery classes beginning Feb 6, Youth workshops (ages 4-6 and 7-12) for Valentine’s and Easter; Toddler Time sessions scheduled in March and May. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E Liberty St.

Hablas Español (Do you speak Spanish) — 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Spanish language lessons in an informal and conversational setting. Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

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

Public Speaking for Professionals — Raleigh’s Burning Coal Theatre, March 12-April 2, 2018. Monday evenings. $155. www.burningcoal.org/classes/

 

Speakers & forums

S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.

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

Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Jan 4: Meet the center’s new director Nan Buehrer, installation of 2018 officers, pizza party will follow. For seniors 50+ .704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

ESU presents A Teacher in Space — 6:30 p.m. Jan  11: English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch dinner program presents Dr. Cyndi Osterhus, 44-year career educator  in North Carolina who received national recognition when she was selected as a finalist in the Teacher in Space Program in 1985. .  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.

 

Auditions

PPT youth auditions for ‘Julius Caesar’ — 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Jan 2-3: By appoiintment only. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St Show dates Feb. 16-24. Sign up at 633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

PPT musical auditions for ‘The Producers’ — 7 p.m. Jan 16-17: Third floor Meroney Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471. Show dates March 15-18 and 21-24. See available roles at PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Film

Free movies at the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA — Call today to ask about the schedule: 704-636-0111

 

Art 

‘Making a Mark’ exhibit at Salisbury Business Center —Artists from Jesse Carson Fine Arts Program through Feb 23: Lisa Mirisola, Isabella Almazon, Victoria Amaro, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Olivia Cunningham, Kristina Neumiller, Serena Wale. Free, open to the public. Artists interested in exhibiting contact Sue McHugh, receptionist@integro-tech.com. Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St, www.salisburybusinesscenter.com

Waterworks features Ben Martin retrospective — Through Feb. 3: Iconic photographs commemorating the LIFE and TIMES of Salisbury native Ben Martin; In Stitches, large-scale fiber works inspired by stained glass windows by Susan Lenz; Carolyn Ford’s Go To…Go By, low-relief carved clay works depicting the artist’s travels. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St — Bishop Family Creche Collection through Jan 6. • Christmas Eve: special candle light showing of the Bishop Family Creche Collection. Center for Faith and the Arts, behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

Shurtz exhibit at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St — Through January: Tatyana Shurtz’s original artwork. Free and open to the public. 704-469-2781 www.railwalkgallery.com

WVAC Fall exhibition ‘Architecture and History’ — Through Feb. 3: 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, www.waterworks.org

 

Trips 

Rowan Rambers — April 11: Glamour on Board, wardrobe from Titanic the movie at Biltmore in Asheville; see 45 beautiful costumes worn in the movie. $100 due by Feb. 15, 2018 • May 16-19: Ohio Amish Trip, Warther’s carvings, Amish farm tour, 2 shows, Step-on-Guide, Victorian mansion, in home Amish meal, Mrs. Yoder’s Country Kitchen, Lehman’s General Store, Heini Cheese, Der Dutchman Restaurant. Total cost double occupancy $470; $150 deposit by Jan 9 Info: Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.

 

Call for vendors

Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19, 2018: Artists and vendors offering an endless array of bohemian goodies. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. $5 tickets (reservations required) See hippiefest.org for vendor application

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. www.themontgomerystore.com

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

 

Call for artists artisans

Hippie Fest — Noon-7 p.m. rain or shine May 19, 2018: Artists and vendors offering an endless array of bohemian goodies. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. $5 tickets (reservations required) See hippiefest.org for vendor application

Full Circle Arts Altered States: Digitally Enhanced Photography — Jan 11-Feb 17, 2018: Photography competition/exhibition of photographs that have been digitally manipulated, in print format, framed, ready to hang. Registration: $10 for up to 3 entries. Full Circle Arts, Hickory, www.fullcirclearts.org

 

Call for volunteers 

Staff the CFA art gallery — 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. Call 704-647-0999 or email info@faithart.org

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, hps@horseprotection.org

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. dbhundley@novanthealth.org

 

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