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Local arts & entertainment news June 21-27

Gallery Gallop Artist Showcase Friday
5-9 p.m. Friday in Downtown Salisbury
Stroll through downtown and enjoy artisan vendors and live artist demonstrations, late night shopping, dining and more.
Artists will be stationed at The Chill, Caniche, Fullers Market, Queen’s Gifts, Abigail’s, Pottery 101, Bellas Barkery, City Tavern, South Main Book Co, Priscilla’s, Go Burrito, Salty Caper, New Sarum, BellaJayde Boutique, Kitchen Store, Fine Frame Gallery, Shuckin’ Shack, 3 jem’s boutique, Morgan Ridge Railwalk, Sweet Meadow Cafe, Skinny Wheels Bike Shop, Critters Cards & Gifts, The Fish Bowl, The Candy Shoppe on Main, Winsome Hanger, Salisbury Wine Shop, Totally Polished Salon & Spa, Stately Homes, and Lost & Found.
Gallery Tour Sites are EastSquare Artworks (120 E. Innes), Old Sarum Gallery (124 W. Innes), Waterworks Visual Arts Center at (123 E. Liberty) and Grievous Gallery (313 E. Council).
Liam Pendergrass performs at Salisbury Square Antiques (111 S. Main), from 5-6:30 p.m. and The Secret B-Sides from 7:15-8:45 p.m.
The community mural project and free kids’ activities areat 120 East Innes St., sponsored by East Square Artworks and Happy Roots.
Visit www.downtownsalisburync.com to learn more.

 

Lee Street auditions for ‘Steel Magnolias’
Lee Street Theatre will hold auditions for the premiere performance of Season 11, “Steel Magnolias,” July 1-2 from 7-9 p.m. The production will be directed by Kindra Steenerson, who also directed last summer’s “Dixie Swim Club” last August.
Be prepared to read from the script and work as a group. Director Steenerson is looking for six strong female actors who are as graceful as magnolias and as tough as steel.
See roles and descriptions at www.leestreet.org
Auditions will be held at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Performance dates are Aug. 23-Sept. 1. Learn more at www.leestreet.org
or 704-310-5507.

 

Chaplain of the NY Yankees to speak to kids
Chaplain of the New York Yankees, George McGovern, will speak about the responsibilities of this generation as we impact our youth. He will at The Arbor UMC, 5545 Woodleaf Road, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
This community event is sponsored by the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board and will be geared toward the County’s middle and high schoolers.
With questions call 313-610-7705.

 

This Week’s Discover Fun in Kannapolis events
KANNAPOLIS — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. TODAY: Thursdays on Main/Lunch. The Boat Rockers at Veterans Park. Food trucks on site.
8:45 p.m. June 22: Movies in the Park: SING, in Village Park. Free admission. Children 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
7 p.m. June 23: Stories Under the Stars, Columbia Marionette Theatre, Kannapolis Library. The Columbia Marionette Theatre delivers a peppy and funny interpretation of the classic story of Cinderella.
Download the summer’s entire schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

 

Dancing in the streets in Faith on Saturday
Faith’s annual street dance is from 7-10:30 p.m. on Saturday with entertainment by Wayward Reason.
This is a free event, open to all. Bring your own lawn chair. Sponsored by Faith area merchants. For more information call 704-279-7500.

 

SAVE THE DATES Faith 4th of July

6-11 p.m. June 29-July 4: Six-day festival with amusement rides, entertainment, food.
On July 4th: The famous mile-long parade begins at 10 am. Festivities in the park after the parade include the singing of the National Anthem, introduction of dignitaries, crowning of Miss Rowan County Veteran, food booths and rides, ole timey games and other activities.
Faith Idol Finals begin at 7 p.m., bands at 8 p.m. Fireworks are at 10:30.
See http://www.faith4th.com/ for entertainment schedule and ride specials. Faith American Legion Park, Gant St, 704-640-2326. Free admission.

 

Summer Movies in the Park
Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department hosts summer movie screenings on a 25-foot inflatable screen accompanied by state-of-the-art sound at City Park.
9 p.m. Fridays
June 22: Leap!
July 6: The Emoji Movie
July 20: The Little Mermaid
Aug. 3: COCO
Full concession stand on site. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Free. Learn more at vkoon@salisburync.gov or 704-638-5294.

 

Salisbury Pride Festival is Saturday
Salisbury Pride’s 8th Festival is Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with a full line up of entertainers and musicians, plus vendors of food, crafts and resources.
Musicians set to perform are local bands Divided By Four, Unisex and Fall For Nothing. Charlotte singer Christy Snow will play with her band. Singers Laura Vella, Tonya Wood and Shannon Lee will also perform.
The day’s entertainment will be co-hosted by hometown favorite Jamie Monroe and Delighted Tobehere, who has appeared on America’s Got Talent. A total of 14 entertainers will appear on two stages.
The Festival closes down the 100 block of E. Fisher Street and encompasses the Wallace parking lot between E. Fisher and Lee Streets. There will be an After Party Saturday night at The Fish Bowl from 7 p.m.-midnight; no cover charge.
For a complete lineup, see www.salisburypride.com

 

Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center celebrates Black History on Saturday
KANNAPOLIS — The celebration at KAA-MaCC begins at 4 p.m. Saturday on the theme of African-American Businesses: Then & Now.
Speakers include Leslie Kesler, Lisa Brown and Stephen and Steve Shipp.
Memorial tributes will be made to KAA-MaCC’s Legacy Hall of Fame inductees George C. Knox, Milton L. Taylor and Ruth M. Curry. There will be entertainment and activities for the children, a vendors alley, and refreshments at the reception following the program.
Held in the Enrichment Center of Bethel Baptist Church, 1209 Opal St.
For more information email presidentceo@kaa-macc.org or call 704-925-1314.

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