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Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 11-17

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Night Life

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Live! The Loft @ City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St. — Thursday, Jan  18: Jim Quick & Coastline: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm. Advance general admission tickets $10 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ live-at-the-loft-city-tavern- tickets-42007644997? aff=efbeventtix • DOS $12 • 704-425-4598, www.facebook.com/CityTavernSalisbury/

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St —  • 7-930 pm Friday Jan 12: Little Mikey (Howard Stern parody song writer). No cover • 10-2 am Seth Grigg all star jam.  $5  cover starting at 930 pm • 7-9 pm Saturday Jan 13: 2017 Buskers bash winner Big Dumb Hick. No cover • 10 pm-2 am. The Grand Ole Uproar. $5  cover starting 930 pm •  704-438-8938, https://www.facebook.com/Thefishbowlsalisbury/

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday Jan 13: Ah Jinx, Saint Paul and Be Faithful. Hip hop night Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — • 7:30-9:30 pm Thursday, Jan  11: Caleb Hill • 8-10 pm Friday, Jan  12:  Joy and the Gent •  8-10 pm Saturday, Jan  13: Austin and Alec from Less Than Three • 6-8 pm Sunday, Jan 14: Open mic hosted by Mama Tried • 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

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

Music & more 

See also Night Life

Open mic at Mean Mug —Jan  12: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Host singer/guitarist Jeff Martinez . Sign up begins at 6:30. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Karaoke at Mean Mug — 7-10 p.m. Jan 13 and every second Saturday. 1024 S. Fulton St,704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:3-8 p.m. Jan 14: Jeff Wall, acoustic singer-songwriter-storyteller often known as BigDumbHick (at 6’7”!) No cover. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615, www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 pm Jan. 16: Rehearsals begin for for May concert “Seasons of Life” at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. All voice parts welcome. Info: 704-796-9683 or https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/

Salisbury Symphony and NC Symphony 7:30 pm Thursday Jan 18: The Fourth and Fiedler’s Finest with the North Carolina Symphony. Salisburysymphony.org

Coming to the Davis Theater — • 8 pm Jan 20: Martha Redbone Roots Project. Tickets $35. The Davis Theatre is located inside the Historic County Courthouse at 65 Union Street, South. 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

 

This & That 

Tonight Game night at Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 6-9 p.m. Thursday Jan 11 Jan 18 : Bring your favorite board game. Free. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615.

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 7-10 pm Jan.12: Music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, snacks and drinks provided. Bring the family. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.

Horizons Unlimited — • 1-3 p.m. Jan 20: Brrr! It’s Cold Outside! Crystal growing, snowy art, Winter Star Talk and Frozen film feature. 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Community drum circle — (second Friday): 6-8 p.m. Jan 12: Center for Faith & the Arts. No experience needed, extra drums available. 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Free.

Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Caller Marty Northrup,  marty.northrup@gmail.com; Lines: Linda Cauble, 704-633-9147, presidents: Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555.

14th Annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center — Jan 26-28: Celebrity guests Mark Bowe, star of DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders and  Boyce Thompson, author and public speaker, plus thousands of square feet of exhibits. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord,  free parking, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com. Tickets at  https://showtechnology.ticketbud.com/14th-annual-greater-charlotte-home-landscape-show

NC Rowan County Anime Group convention — Jan 11-14: Ichiban Con 9, home convention of the NC Rowan County Anime Group. Concord Embassy Suites Convention Center • 6-8 pm Feb 24: Meeting at Comic Monstore, 813 S. Jake Alexander Blvd. Free, open to the public. Showing anime series called Samurai 7. For age of 12 and up. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

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

 

Theater

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

Ovens Auditorium and the Blumenthal, Charlotte — • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, April 17-22• Yanni, May 6 • Herb Alpert, May 1 • Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

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

 

Comedy

Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd — Jan 19: Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. 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 pm May 18: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, hosts the current cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Tickets start at $29.50. Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000

 

Fundraisers 

Milford Hills UMC Bar-B-Que — 11 am-7:30 pm Jan 26: Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd. $8. Take out or drive through; free delivery with 5 or more orders. 704-636-0471.

Morgan Ridge Charity Night — 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays: A percentage of sales will be donated. 421 N. Lee St, 704-754-8379, www.morganridgerailwalk.com

 

Events at The YMCA

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org

Diabetes Academy — 3 pm Wednesday Jan 17: Learn how to manage your diabetes. Please sign up.

Lunch and Learn — • Noon Wednesday Jan 24: Please sign up.

Rite Aid-presents — Diet as You Age. 1:30 pm Feb 12: Please sign up.

Travel with the Y — • Feb 14: Trip to see NarroWays play, “Not Just Another Love Story.” Leave 3 pm • Feb 23: Trip to Southern Spring Show, leave 9 am • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

RPL programs

These Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public.

• “Beginning Genealogy” 10 a.m. Jan. 20. Learn the basics. Co-hosted by Genealogical Society of Rowan County. Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8232.

• Learn how to operate your iPad at “Tech Tuesdays” 7 pm Jan. 23: South Rowan Regional, China Grove. Limited space, register at 704-216-7737.

• “Random Fandom: Anime & Manga,” teen program Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 4:30 pm at Headquarters AND Wednesday Jan. 10 at 6 pm at South Rowan Regional, China Grove. Cosplay as your favorite character. ALSO “Random Fandom: Minecraft” is Jan 22 at 6:30 pm at East Branch, 110 Broad St, Rockwell.

• “Adulting 101,” new teen series to teach valuable life skills. January’s program: simple microwave recipes, advice on how to eat healthy, tips on making meals on a shoestring budget. At Headquarters Jan. 16 at 4:30 pm AND South Rowan Regional, China Grove Jan. 17 at 6 pm

• Teen escape room: “Escape! at the Library,” at all three branches. January: “Save the Clock Tower.” Headquarters Jan. 23 at 4:30 pm ; AND South Rowan Regional, China Grove Jan. 24 at 6 pm AND East Branch, Rockwell Jan. 29 at 6:30 pm

• More info at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

History 

Exhibit: Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718 — Jan 17-Feb 27: At the NC Transportation Museum, a limited-time, traveling exhibit of weaponry, nautical tools,   personal  items  recovered  from   the pirate’s   wrecked  flagship,   the  Queen Anne’s  Revenge. Wednesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $6, seniors/military $5, $4  for ages 3-12.  nctrans.org or 704-636-2889.

Gary Freeze to speak at Iredell Museum — Jan 25 at 6:30 pm: Catawba College professor Gary Freeze on “Backcountry Mosaic: the Pattern of the Peopling of the Early Piedmont, 1754-1763.”  Free and open to the public. Iredell Museums, 134 Court St, in Downtown Statesville. www.iredellmuseums.org

‘Fashionistas of the 19th Century’ at Rosedale— Jan  25-March 11: At one point in the 1800s it was considered erotic to show the back of your neck. A temporary tour looking into the fashion dos and don’ts of the 1800s as part of Rosedale’s 25th anniversary celebration. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 North Tryon St, Charlotte, http://www.historicrosedale.org/

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

History of the attack on Fort Dobbs — Feb  8, 6:30 pm: In the dark of the night on Feb  27, 1760, Fort Dobbs was attacked by a band of Cherokee Indians. Scott Douglas, Site Manager of Fort Dobbs, to present a  free program. Learn more at www.iredellmuseums.org or Facebook or 704-873-7347.

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan  12:  Wines of California’s Central Coast Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing Featuring Wines of Esser Winery.  $5/person • 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. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

Douglas Vineyards — 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. Feb 13 and every second Tuesday: $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

 

Film

Free movies at the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA — J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Call to ask about the schedule: 704-636-0111.

Movie of the Month at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 704-216-7714 for details.

 

Art 

Tonight: Opening reception for ‘Altered States: Digitally Enhanced Photography’  — Full Circle Arts, Hickory. Awards will be given at the reception.  The artists begin with a digital photograph, then manipulate it on a computer to create a new, and often very different, image. Exhibition continues  until Feb  17. 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory, www.fullcirclearts.org

Opening reception for Mark Stephenson’s ‘Immediacy’ —  6-8:30 pm  Friday, Jan  19: Works created by Stephenson putting the principles of “The Zen of Seeing” into action • Light refreshments • 7 pm artist talk • Entertainment by Destiny Stone. No admission, donations accepted. Center for Faith and the Arts, behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

‘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

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

 

Auditions/call for performers

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society— Rehearsals begin 7 pm Jan. 16 for May concert “Seasons of Life” at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. All voice parts welcome. 704-796-9683 or Facebook

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

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks  instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.

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

 

Call for volunteers 

Volunteer at 30th Annual VIP Putt Putt Tournament

— April 14: Volunteers  assist Visually Impaired Persons with lining up putts, describing the course, pointing out obstacles. Registration deadline March 19 for VIPs and volunteers. Entry fee $5/person. Lunch provided free for participants and volunteers. Info: 704-216-7780.

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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