Local arts & entertainment news March 8-14

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 8, 2018

Community Calendar


Hurley Park’s landscape architect Jane Ritchie

Conversation in the Gallery with Jane
Join us for an intimate talk with Hurley Park’s landscape architect Jane Ritchie, Tuesday evening, March 13, from 7-8:30 p.m.
At Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St. Free, but reservations requested at 704-636-1882. Light refreshments will be served.


Mean Mug Coffee Company 3rd Anniversary Street Fest
Saturday March 10, noon-11 p.m.
Mean Mug Coffee Co. celebrates three years in the ‘SoFul’ (South Fulton) neighborhood. The celebration begins at noon on Saturday with live music throughout the day and evening featuring Old Rockers, Daisy Clover, David Wittmann, Jamie Slate and Reverend Rich, Blazin’ Blues Bob, Don Eidman, Laura Vella, Fall for Nothing, Dirty Cosmic  Jay Corriher/Daniel Gurley, BigDumb Hick aka Jeff Wall, and Last Chance Bruce.
SoFul Yoga & Wellness of Salisbury is conducting free street-yoga sessions at 1 and 4 p.m. WTF Lil Red Wagon and D&T Catering food trucks will be here, and Mean Mug will have sandwiches, beer and wine. Vintage Way will be selling leather and metal jewelry and gifts, the Salisbury Symphony will be offering introductory specials, and The Pedal Factory is conducting a Bicycle Parade at 2 p.m DJ Mon-Te will spin tunes between live music sets.
Kids activities include pony petting and baby goats and baby chicks, street chalk and more. Parkings is behind the building, which is at 1024 S. Fulton St. For more info contact Mean Mug Coffee Company at 704-754-4615.


‘Luck of the Irish’ dance at the Harold B. Jarrett
7-10 p.m. Friday, March 9, with music by DJ “Rawhide.” $10 per person, open to the public, snacks and drinks provided. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 704-637-1722.


Carolina Artists Guild hosts art & technology talk
The Carolina Artists Guild will meet March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S.
The topic this month is Art and Technology. Michael Hutchens will be showing how to make original digital art utilizing an iPad and discussing options for printing digital art. Cindy Calvert will share information on using the new Facebook group for members of The Carolina Artists Guild. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.


Jonathan Cahn

Jonathan Cahn at the Billy Graham Library
CHARLOTTE — 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10: Meet New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger, who will be signing copies of “The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times.” At 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. Call 704-401-3256, email LibraryEvents@bgea.org or visit https://billygrahamlibrary.org/event/book-signing-jonathan-cahn/


PPT youth auditions

TODAY: PPT youth theater auditions for ‘Alice In Wonderland’
4 and 5 p.m. by appointment only. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up.
Students of all ethnic and racial backgrounds from elementary through high School are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script.
A darker, more faithful version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale that re-imagines the experience of Wonderland, and ends with an unexpected new twist.
Director: Austin Young. Show dates are April 12-21 at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. See PiedmontPlayers.com to learn more.


Opens tonight: ‘Seussical The Musical’ at Old Courthouse Theatre
CONCORD — The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
“Seussical The Musical” premiers at the Old Courthouse Theatre tonight at 8 p.m.
Tickets and info at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405.
The Old Courthouse Theatre is located at 49 Spring Street, NW.


Save the Date: St. John’s Youth Auction
The 12th annual St. John’s Youth Auction will take place March 24, in the St. John’s fellowship hall. The auction will help send high school youth and their chaperones to the National Lutheran Youth Gathering, where they will be working on sustainable service projects in Houston, Tex. The theme of the auction is Western Rodeo.
The evening begins with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m., a barbecue dinner with all the trimmings at 5:45 p.m., and a live auction at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited to 250. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth ages 12 and under. To purchase tickets, contact Kai Thurow at kai@stjohns-salisbury.org or 704-636-3431.


CFA’s annual gala
Center for Faith & the Arts presents “Over the Rainbow.” The annual gala will be held at at Lee Street Theatre on March 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Featuring The Phoenix Readers, MGM: Irish Music, and Celtic Dancers.
Tickets are $75 per person and the evening includes appetizers, a full dinner catered by Morgan Ridge and an open bar.
For Reservations call 704-647-0999 or email: info@faithart.org


North Carolina Women Do Their Bit During WWI
Lecture by Dr. Angela Robbins on Saturday
MIDLAND — On March 10, Dr. Angela Robbins will be conducting her lecture “North Carolina Women Do Their Bit During WWI” from 1-2 p.m. This free program has been made possible through a North Carolina Humanities Council grant and hosted by Reed Gold Mine.
In 1914, women on North Carolina’s home front stood poised to offer aid to war-ravaged Europeans because they were already organized to provide resources to the needy and vulnerable in their own communities. Women club members and college students across the state immediately began collecting funds and provisions to send to Belgian mothers and children and committed hours to war relief through the Red Cross.
When the US entered the war in 1917, women encouraged and supported one another to “do their bit,” most often coordinating the efforts and leadership of existing local organizations with newly formed state and national organizations. They added to their duties such undertakings as putting together care packages for soldiers, growing and preserving food in the wake of severe shortages, and raising funds through Liberty Bond drives. Women also converted a Raleigh club building in to a Red Cross center where they collected supplies and rolled bandages and a college cafeteria into a quarantine for locals who had fallen ill with influenza.
As professionals and homemakers, as students and clubwomen, women assessed the importance of their wartime contributions primarily in terms of what they could do for others. Yet in the postwar years, armed with the right to vote and secure in their ability to shape their world through activism, they emerged as new women, and what they had done for others was just as remarkable in terms of what it helped them accomplish for themselves.
For additional information, call 704-721-4653 or email reed@ncdcr.gov  Reed Gold Mine is located in southeastern Cabarrus County.




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