Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 11-17

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 11, 2018

Community Calendar

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 live-at-the-loft-city-tavern- tickets-42007644997? aff=efbeventtix • DOS $12 • 704-425-4598,

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,

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,

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 

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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,

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

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,

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

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

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,


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,

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,; 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, Tickets at

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.

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,



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 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

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.



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

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



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,


Events at The YMCA

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

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 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



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. 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.

‘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,

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

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 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,

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

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,

Douglas Vineyards — 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. Feb 13 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.



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.



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,

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. 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, Salisbury Business Center, 301 S. Main St,

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,

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

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,


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

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.

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


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 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

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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