Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 18-24

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 18, 2018

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Sundays 2-7 p.m. Open Mic hosted by Danny Franklin • 704-647-9876,

The Fish Bowl, 125-127 E. Innes St —  • Friday-10 -2.  Dial up Radio. $5 cover • Saturday- 10-2. Made of Monuments. $5 cover •  704-438-8938,

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 Jan 20: Last Trumpet and Benjamin’s Mantle. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Live! The Loft @ City Tavern, 113 E. Fisher St. — Brew Night Live! Kameron Marlowe Jan 25 from 6-10 pm. No cover charge • 704-425-4598,

Open mic at Mean Mug —Friday Jan  19: Open Mic, ‘Old Rockers’ host. Sign up begins at 6:30. 1024 S. Fulton St, 704-754-4615,

Sunday concert at Mean Mug — 5:3-8 p.m. Jan  21 featuring Tripp Edwards. No cover. 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,

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

 TJ’s High Rock Rest and Lounge — • 8:30 p.m. Jan 20: Trey Calloway • 2675 Providence Church Road, 704-633-0251 or 704-637-8023.


Music & more 

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

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society — 7 pm Tuesdays: 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

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,

‘Amadeus Meets the Duke’ — 7:30 pm Feb. 15:  Danielle Talamantes, soprano; Kerry Wilkerson, bass-baritone; Renee McCachren, piano perform songs by Mozart, Ellington, Bernstein, Turina, Faure and more. Presented by Catawba College/John Calvin Presbyterian Church at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, Catawba College. Free, open to the public • Vocal Masterclass: 3-5 pm Feb  14: Omwake-Dearborn Chapel; free and open to the public.

Salisbury Symphony annual family concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb 18: Bernstein & Prodigies Family Concert with Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus and several young soloists.

On Stage at the Davis: Get  re-acquainted with the Pinball Wizard — 9:30 pm Saturday-, Feb  17: The Hillbenders’ TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry live at the Davis Theatre, downtown Concord. The Hillbenders recreate the entire 1969 album in their trademark bluegrass style. Tickets $30 at 704-920-2753  or

Wilmington Celebration Choir — 6 pm Feb. 17: Traveling gospel choir  at First Baptist Church, First Ministry Center Gym, 220 N  Fulton St. Free admission. A fundraiser for Kentucky Missions Efforts and Hope Boxes. A love offering will be taken as well as canned soups and new socks for children ages 4 -14.

MerleFest on the Road comes to Greensboro — 8 p.m. Feb  24: The Way Down Wanderers, The Barefoot Movement, and Andy May to perform at  downtown Greensboro’s Van Dyke Performance Space, 200 N. Davie St. Tickets $23.04 general seating, $34.07 reserved seating; purchase at or call 1-800-838-3006. $25 general seating, $35 reserved seating DOS.

First in Flight Tour Concert — 7 p.m. Saturday March 17: Christian Hip Hop concert  with Parxx, DJ Besbleve, Virtuous and 1ne Chance. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Free, donations accepted. Info at 704-798-8970. RSVP  to



Opens Tonight: 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 available Dec 18 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 — •  A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper, March 17 • or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee.


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan  19:  A Tour of Italy Wine Tasting With Phil Murray, Country Vintner.  $5/person • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan 25:  Dark Beer Tasting featuring Porters, Stouts and other Dark Ales.  $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, www.caublecreekvineyard.comc

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.Second Tuesdays: $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.


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

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.


This & That 

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

Penguin Adventures at Spencer Public Library — Jan 25 at 4 p.m: Penguin Tales, songs, dances, refreshments. Ages 2-6 with parent or guardian over 18. Registration required by Jan 22 at 704-636-9072. Library Hours are M,T,TH,F 2-6 pm and W 2-5 pm. 300 4th St.

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  — Jan 26-28: Celebrity guests Mark Bowe  and  Boyce Thompson plus thousands of square feet of exhibits. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord,  free parking, 704-920-3976, Tickets at

Kannapolis Daddy/Daughter Dance — 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb 10 at the Laureate Center, Kannapolis City Hall,  theme: “To the Moon and Back.” For girls ages 5 and older, plus  father, step-father, grandfather, brother, etc. Dressy to casual. $40/couple, each additional girl $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance at  704-920-4343 or

NC Rowan County Anime Group convention — 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,

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 reading ‘The Winter’s Tale’ —  7 p.m. Tuesdays Feb 6, 13, 20 and 27, and March 6 sponsored by Catawba College. Led by Dr. Bethany Sinnott. Rendleman Conference Room, second floor Hedrick Admin Building,  2301 W  Innes St. Attend one or all sessions. Info at or 704-637-0136.



‘Laughter With Grace’ — First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., Rev. Susan Sparks, pastor, lawyer, author, comedian •Feb 24: Ladies lunch, “Laugh your Way to Grace,” 11:30 am $10 RSVP •  Feb 24: “Its our Time to Move” 5-6 pm with music by Catawba College Praise Band • Feb 25: “Trust Jesus and Elvis,” at 10:30 am in the sanctuary • Feb 25: “Weathering the Storms of Life,” 5:30-7 pm, evening dinner program, free but RSVP required. Reservation deadlines Feb 14. Call 704-636-1321.

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


Blood drives

Livingstone College — Feb 7,  11 am-2:30 pm: 701 W Monroe St. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church  — Feb 12, 2:30-6:30 pm. 205 St. Paul Church Road. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or

Alex Yates Birthday Celebration — Feb 20, 11 am -3 pm. Catawba College, 2300 W Innes St. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or

Providence United Methodist Church  — Feb 26, 3:30- 6:30 pm. 6450 Bringle Ferry Road. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or



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.

Scottish Music Fuels Fort Dobbs — Feb 7, 6:30 pm.  Foot-stomping 18th century Scottish tunes of fiddle/cello duo of Tim MacDonald and Jeremy Ward to  raise funds for Statesville’s Historic Fort Dobbs site. Sample   award-winning bourbons of Southern Distilling distillery. $25 advance tickets include cost of a bourbon tasting. RSVP to Fort Dobbs  704-873-5882 or Learn about Fort Dobbs  at

Scottssing presents Mercy’s Well in concert  — Feb 24: At First Baptist Church of Gold Hill. Free concert with a love offering going to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Info at or call 704-239-6134.

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,


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.

• 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 — Through 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., 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.



Chrismons — Rufty’s Chrismon Shop classes Feb  1-3.  Classes begin each day at 10:30am and all levels will be taught.Call for reservations and more specific info at 704-636-7790. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive,

Relax and Paint with Patt Legg at ‘The Artist’s Bungalow Studio’ —   Immediately: beginner/intermediate adult oil painting class, Mondays or Tuesdays, 2 hour class. Morning or afternoon to be discussed when you sign.  Weekly classes, same day.  Comfortable  studio, easy pace, pay as you go.  Only taking two students at this time.  Call Patt for hours available, price, info sy 704-232-6000. leave voicemail.

WVAC Spring ARTPops — 6:30-9 p.m. third Thursdays Feb-June: 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 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,


Speakers & forums

Salisbury AARP — 1 p.m. Feb  1: Program by a member of Volunteers’ Services Dept at the Hefner VA. They will tell us of the many volunteer needs the medical center has. Having volunteers decreases extra payroll in many areas. This allows for better care to our Veterans. Refreshments will follow. For seniors 50+ .704-216-7714. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

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



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: The Carolina Artist Guild  monthly meeting — 6:30 pm Jan  18: Show and Tell.  Members and visitors are encouraged to bring   recent artwork to share with the group.  Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S.

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,


Call for vendors

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12 : Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at Space fee $30.  All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval.   Early registration recommended.  Deadline May 5. Questions?  email

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


Auditions/call for performers

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society— Rehearsals begin 7 pm  Tuesdays 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


Call for artists/ artisans

Rowan Arts & Ag —Seeking  local artisans to participate in a year-long celebration of agriculture and arts.Handcrafted/handmade items welcome. Apply at Deadline  March 2.

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days Art & Crafts Festival — May 12 : Artists, craft persons, service providers apply at Space fee $30.  All items should be hand-made. Applications subject to approval.   Early registration recommended.  Deadline May 5. Questions?  email

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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