Local arts & entertainment news April 5-11
Closing reception for Mark Stephenson’s ‘Immediacy’
Friday, April 6 from 6-8 p.m. Works created by Stephenson putting the principles of “The Zen of Seeing” into action. Center for Faith and the Arts, 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org
Hogan’s Alley Food Truck Rally
Saturday, April 7 Hogan’s Alley will be alive with food trucks, arts, music and all kinds of fun from noon-4 p.m.
Salisbury Art Station & Lost & Found, 128-b E Innes St. and 120 East Innes St., will be hosting live music, entertainment and food with Dragon Boat, Cremosa Cheesecake Company, Two Gals Kitchen, and the Vintage Way along with other vendors and artists will be offering unique creations. Artists Shannon Quick and Duane Duvall will have art on display and for sale with many more local creators to be announced.
The 12th annual Touch a Truck Event is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.
For participants of all ages, an up close and personal chance to explore a wide variety of vehicles and occupations. Honking horns and blaring sirens is encouraged!
Note the change of location: The event is held behind City Hall at 217 S. Main St. For more information call 704-216-PLAY.
If you have an interesting or fun vehicle that you would like to display at Touch-a-Truck, call Vivian at 704-638-5294.
Trolley rides on Saturdays
Take a ride through Historic Downtown Salisbury and let our narrators guide you by historic sites, film locations, and hear a ghost story or two. Discover shopping, restaurants, theaters and public art. Enjoy learning about the city’s past on an F&M Bank Trolley every Saturday from April through October. This one hour tour begins at 11 a.m. at the Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E. Innes St.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under 5, available on the day of the tour or in advance at 704-638-3100.
An Enchanted Evening with Cirque
Lee Street theatre will host An Enchanted Evening with Cirque on May 19 from 7 p.m. until midnight. This live theatre and dinner experience is a black tie gala to benefit Lee Street theatre and its educational programs.
The evening features cocktails, dinner, dancing and live performances. Acts include stilt walkers and acrobats during cocktail hour, and a showcase featuring aerial silks, lyra, trapeze acts, juggling and more during dinner. There will be a themed dinner and a full bar.
Tickets to attend the fundraiser are $100 per person. A limited number of tables may be reserved for parties of 8-10 people.
An Enchaned Evening with Cirque will be held at the Lee Street Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets will be available soon at the office or at 704-310-5507.
Set construction for ‘Barefoot In The Park’
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Meroney Theater. Lunch will be provided. No experience necessary, just come ready to work and help bring this classic romantic comedy to life on the Meroney Theater stage. Come for an hour or come for the whole day. Info at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com
‘Love is in the Air’ barn quilt workshop
MT. ULLA — Saturday April 21 at 11 a.m. at West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden, 11575 NC Hwy 801.
Featuring limited one-time-only designs. Customized wedding dates and monograms can be added at no extra charge. Choose The Bride’s Bouquet, Double Wedding Ring, Cross-Lily of the Field, The Wedding Ring, Love in the Mist. The class fee is $45 per person; discount of $5 off per person for groups of five or more. RSVP to 704-278-2800 to reserve a spot. Pre-pay by phone via credit card or stop by the store. There will be no walk-ins on day of the workshop. A light snack will be served. This project will take 2-3 hours. You will be able to take your decorative barn quilt home at the end of the workshop.
Sign-up deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday April 19.