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Local arts & entertainment news March 15-21


Meet the cast of LSt’s ‘Running on Fire’
Coming in April: Lee Street theatre will host the premiere of the new original play, “Running On Fire,” written by Aurin Squire.
A young college student is out for a jog when he is implicated in a crime spree. After his property is confiscated by an officer, his attempt to seek justice sets off a chain reaction of events that ripple across the college, surrounding town, and amongst a community seething with tension. What is real and what is not get called into question in this timely play that asks ‘who are we to ourselves and each other?’
Reshaud Brown as Marcus/Reggie
Alyssa Whiting as Hannah/LL School Day
Destiny Stone as Jada/Black They
Hoke Pittman as Garrett/Campus Officer/Police Officer/White Knight
Tyler Robinson as Black Reason/Jalen/XDawg/Judge
“Running On Fire,” directed by Craig Kolkebeck, plays April 19-28. Tickets will be available March 19 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.


HSF to host Wyndham Robertson
At the 2018 Historic Salisbury Foundation annual meeting the featured speaker will be Wyndham Robertson. Held at the Historic Salisbury Station on Thursday, April 12, from 7-9 p.m. with a reception to follow.
RSVP to 704-636-0103 or email office@historicsalisbury.org
Wyndham Robertson is a native of Salisbury who was educated in the city schools and received a BA in economics from what is now Hollins University, a women’s college in Roanoke, Va.She was on the editorial staff of FORTUNE Magazine from 1961 to 1986, starting as a trainee and rising to assistant managing editor, the first woman ever to move so high on the masthead. In 1986 she was named the first woman vice president of the University of North Carolina System, a position she held until she retired in 1995. She also served on the board of directors of Wachovia Inc, The Equitable Companies, Capital Cities-ABC, and Media General.


Family event at Horizons Unlimited Saturday

All Things Green at Horizons Unlimited Saturday
1-3 p.m. March 17: Enjoy recycled art, Make Play Learn, a spring story walk and Force 5 full dome show at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle.
Park and enter from Lilly Ave. 704-639-3004, www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizonsunlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium


Rowan Genealogical Society to present ‘An introduction to DNA testing’
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20
This Rowan Genealogical Society program offers an introduction to DNA testing, including a review of the top testing companies, what they offer and their costs.
This is an excellent opportunity if you have been thinking about having your DNA tested or have been searching for a lost relative. The program is free and open to the public. Held at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.


Spring Gospel Explosion
5 p.m. Saturday at Tower of Power, 601 East Cemetery St. with The Gospel Enforcers of Gaffney S.C. (left), The Gospel Key Tones of Salisbury, Willie + Billie Sumlin Men of God, Deborah Watts, Keith Holland & Friends, mime praise dancer Gigi, Fairview Heights Men’s Gospel Choir and the CME Mount Zion Choir. At 2 p.m.: fried chicken and fries $5; 3 wings $3; home fries $1.50, drink 75¢. Info: Wanda Wright 704-636-3015 or Ann Caroll 704-314-5997.


Luck O’ the Irish Party to benefit the Salisbury Symphony
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 16 starting at 6:30 p.m.
There will be an Irish dinner, drinks and entertainment featuring a fiddler and Irish dancer, plus The Moonglows and The Linda & Buddy Show.
Held at the South Fulton Street home of Will and Mary James. $45 per person. Proceeds go to the Salisbury Symphony.
RSVP to Angie Smith at 704-431-4447.


Thanks from Lee Street theatre

Lee Street theatre thanks those who came out Saturday to help with Costume Overhaul. Volunteers worked with technical director Rod Oden to separate costume pieces by style and period in order to reorganize stock. What they couldn’t keep they are donating to Rowan Helping Ministries.


Young designers host 5th annual Mac & Cheese Cook Off and Cheezy Fashion Show
MOORESVILLE — 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17
A fashion show will feature designs from the students of FFD plus Mac & Cheese-inspired fashion.
6 p.m.: Mac & Cheese tastings and voting (guests are the voters)
8 p.m.: Fashion Show, presenting the talents of the Future Fashion Designers and the Fashion Club’s Macaroni-inspired fashions
8:45 p.m.: Trophy presentations, plus “Best Mac & Cheese Chef” will be crowned
9 p.m.: Meet the Designers and Chefs and have milk and cookies
Raffle drawings throughout the evening benefit Rotary’s Bed’s for Kid’s Project
New location: Merino Mills, 500 S. Main St., Mooresville. Tickets are $10-$20 at 704-799-3553 or www.futurefashiondesigners.com


Spring into Arts Festival announces videography and photography competition
CONCORD — New this year, the Spring into Arts Committee will be accepting photographs and videos of Downtown Concord as part of a photography and videography component at this year’s festival.
Submit photos and/or videos with the subject being Downtown Concord for an opportunity to be on display during the festival and a chance to win $200 in Downtown Concord Dollars.
There is no fee to enter and creativity is encouraged. Market Street Studios of Downtown Concord is the contest sponsor.
All levels from amateur to professional are encouraged to enter. Videos and photos will be uploaded for public voting. Top five entries will be featured and voted on at the festival May 12. Submissions may be made via Drop Bo Visit www.concorddowntown.com/Events/SpringIntoArtsFestival



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