Local arts & entertainment news June 14-20
St. Thomas Players presents ‘Souvenir’
“Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” asks the question, “Do you have to have talent to be called an artist?”
Based on the true story of a tone-deaf socialite and her long-suffering accompanist, this laugh-out-loud comedy is a love song to the perseverance of the human spirit.
Starring Mary Ann McCubbin as Florence Foster Jenkins and Steve Stringer as Cosmé McMoon.
7:30 p.m. June 14-23 • Matinee 2:30 p.m. June 17: $15. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St Tickets at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Set Construction for ‘Avenue Q’
Saturday, June 16 from 10am-4pm at the Norvell Theater. Lunch will be provided. No experience necessary, just come ready to work and help bring this one of a kind Tony Winning Musical to life on the Norvell Theater stage. Come for an hour or come for the whole day! For information call 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com
Summer Children’s Reading Hour at South Main Books
A children’s book reading kicks off at noon on Saturday and then every Saturday at noon from June 16-July 28. A new book and a new reader each week. South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St, 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com
Fine Frame Gallery
One night only 6-8 pm Thursday June 21: The Dog and Pony Show. Third annual event. The latest sculptures by the class of Leslie Hudson • Also, kicking off the Downtown Gallery Gallop with the Mind Aerobics Show “Art In the window,” 5-9 pm Friday June 22: Exhibiting the works of the students of Robert Toth. Light refreshments. 704-647-0340, 105 S. Main St., www.fineframegallery.com
English and Western Open Horse Show
Saturday, June 30: Gates open at 7:30; classes start at 9 a.m. Benefiting Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue, held at Ellis Equestrian Facility, 2056 East Ridge Road. Pee wee, youth, adult. 1st-6th place ribbons awarded in 37 classes. $10 per class or $50 for the day. Class list at www.midnightspromise.org or Facebook or 704-798-6641.
Paint Like Pollock
Action and splatter painting for kids and adults together. Thursday, June 28, 3-5 pm at Center for Faith & the Arts
Learn about Jackson Pollock through video and slides. Talk about color in art then head outside to the parking lot (or our large indoor classroom if the weather is bad) and splatter some paint. The entire group will work on one large painting to be hung at CFA in our Library Gallery. You will also have your choice of making one small painting or a T-shirt to take home with you. All materials provided except T-shirts. Please bring you own shirt so you know it’s the right size.
For children ages 6 -8 and adults of any age who want to bring them and get messy.
Adults must stay and accompany children. $10 per child. Register at email@example.com
Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolina Goat Yoga
MT ULLA — 6:30 p.m. • June 16 • June 21 • June 30 at Time to Shine Stable, 2725 Sloop Road, 20 minutes outside Salisbury. Visit Facebook page Carolina Goat Yoga for tickets. Bring your yoga mat. Goat treat bags are included in ticket price. Yoga mats will be available for sale or rental and bottled water for purchase.
$25. Open to all levels and skill sets. With questions, email email@example.com or call 704-699-7972.
Carolina Artists Guild
Carolina Artists Guild meeting Thursday, June 21, 6:30 pm at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr Ave S. Michael Hutchens will be doing a demonstration of pouring resin on a finished piece of art and a discussion on protective coatings and crafts. Resin can be used to make coasters, Christmas ornaments and 3D art.
Christmas in July classes
Tuesdays, July 10-31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Instructor is Brenda Zimmerman. Classes include • July 10: Petal Balls • July 17: Weaving German Paper Stars • July 24: Fabric German Bells • July 31: Up-cycled Greeting Cards
Materials are provided; additional supplies will be available for purchase when applicable.
Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes are $12 each or $40 for all four.
Participants will need to prepare a small work kit: a ballpoint pen, a small straight edge (a used up gift card is perfect), and a sharp pair of scissors
Call for sculpture artists
LENOIR — The 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration hosted by the Caldwell Arts Council is Sept. 8 at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park, 945 Lakewood Drive, Lenoir.
Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards, along with potential sales and commissions. This annual event attracts sculptors and buyers from all over the eastern United States. Last year more than 4,500 people attended the family-friendly celebration.
Cost to enter is $50-80; discounts apply for early registration. For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, email@example.com, or visit www.caldwellarts.com
Kannapolis Summer series
Veterans Park Concert
• 6 p.m. June 14 Tim Clark Band
Village Park Concert
• 7 p.m. June 16 Clay Walker
Family Movie in the Park
8:45 pm in Village Park
• June 22: Sing
Stories Under the Stars
• 7 pm June 23 Columbia “Cinderella” by Marionette Theatre at Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St,
Details at www.kannapolisnc.gov
Final weekend of ‘Flowing’ at Rail Walk
Through June 16: ‘Flowing 2: Exhibit of Water Color Art’ is in the main gallery at 409-413 N Lee St.
It features work by participants in Marietta Smith’s March workshop. It is free and open to the public 11 am -4 pm. Learn more at 704-431-8964, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.railwalkgallery.com
Not Just A One-Trick Pony Show
ROCKWELL — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16
To benefit the animals of Harmony Farm Animal Haven, held at East Rowan Saddle Club, 14210 Old Beatty Ford Road
There will be tricks and education performed by ponies, dogs and a mini-pig, as well as vendors, food, live music, an ice cream truck and a silent auction.
Harmony Farm Animal Haven is also working with The Good Samaritan Animal Society to take up a collection of items to benefit their sanctuary dogs and cats, along with their work done at Rowan County Animal Shelter.
Visitors bringing donated items for The Good Samaritan Animal Society will be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
Learn more at www.harmonyfarmanimalhaven.org
Sponsored by Almost Home Pet Transportation
Arts at the Mill
MOORESVILLE — June 15-18: Three-day indoor fine arts festival in the historic Mill at 500 S. Main St., Mooresville. Artists will be displaying and selling original art. https://artsatthemill.com/
Winston-Salem — The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will hold auditions for the first show of its 84th Season, “Calendar Girls” by Tim Firth, on July 25-26 at the Arts Council Theatre/Harvest Bible Chapel, 610 Coliseum Drive. Auditions begin at 7 p.m; no appointment necessary.
Auditions consist of reading from sides in different groupings. Performance dates are Sept. 21-23 and 27-30 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
Find character descriptions at www.LTofWS.org
Volunteer registration for 2018 NC Folk Festival
Greensboro — Event is Sept 7-9: Sign up individually or with groups of friends or colleagues at ncfolkfestival.com/volunteer. Average volunteer shifts are three hours. For information on the Festival, visit ncfolkfestival.com