Local arts & entertainment news Aug. 9-15
Salisbury’s Alden Wright to give organ concert
CHINA GROVE — 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10
At St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., Alden Wright will present an organ concert for the community.
There is no admission charge. He is home for the summer from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he is a rising junior.
He will be playing works by Bruhns, J.S. Bach, Schumann, Bridge, Howells, Still and Durufle.
Call 704-857-2092 to learn more.
NC Transportation Foundation’s First Ever Beer Festival
SPENCER — 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11
The N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation’s family-friendly festival features outdoor games, music, food trucks and five local breweries.
The public may purchase beer from the attending breweries in the Back Shop while enjoying games and music at no admission charge.
The ticketed train rides at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. are for adults age 21 and up. The $12 ticket includes:
• Train Ride
• Two 4 oz. samples of craft beer, exclusively brewed for this event
• Souvenir Tasting Glass
• A Salty Snack
The children’s ticket for those under 21 is $10 and includes:
• Train Ride
• Souvenir Cup
• A Salty Snack
Participating breweries are Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery, New Sarum Brewing Company, Commoners Brewing, Seaboard Brewing and Red Hill Brewing Company.
Tickets are available at www.nctrans.org
The North Carolina Transportation Museum is located at 411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Clayborn-Morgan Back to School Giveaway — 10 am -2 pm Saturday, Aug. 11: Sponsored by Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St. The giveaway will consist of book bags and school supplies. Some clothing items such as uniforms may be available as well. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Back-to-School Bash at Dan Nicholas Park — 11 am-2 pm Aug 11: At Dan Nicholas Park Shelter no. 3. Free school back-packs filled with school supplies. Free food, games, amusement tickets while supplies last. Hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church on Bringle Ferry Road, info: 704-630-0909.
Third annual BTS Giveaway — Noon-4 p.m. Aug 18: Sponsored by Saving Our Youth NC and Woman Up Wednesdays. Held at Kelsey Scott Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Backpack giveaway (pre-K-2nd grade), student one-to-one tech voucher fee giveaway for iPad or Macbook Air users (3rd-12th grade). First come first served. Free hair cuts, spa diva (nails), food trucks, games, live by DJ Neak, fire truck, vendors and more. Info: email@example.com or 704-267-6777
Annual Back-to-School Bash at Rockwell Park — 11 am-4 pm Aug. 25. Free bounce house and Zorb ball for kids, free school supplies, many vendors. Exhibits include Fire Department’s Smoke House and 911 Bus. Shaved ice for purchase, Girl Scout Troop 2370 selling food and drinks, music by the Rick Thomas Band. Hosted by VFW 9134 Auxiliary. Info: 704-232-0010.
This weekend’s Discover Fun in Kannapolis Events
KANNAPOLIS — Aug. 9-11
6 – 9 p.m. tonight: Thursdays on Main Evening edition with the Band of Oz
1-9 p.m. Aug. 11: Cruise-In Downtown
7 p.m. Aug. 11: Concert in the Park with The Commodores, in Village Park
Fireworks will follow the concert.
Free Admission. Children 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. No pets or smoking. Download the summer’s entire schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov or find it on Facebook and Twitter.
Call for volunteers
The 6th Annual Buskers-Bash in Downtown Salisbury needs you!
• Pick-Pack stuffers the week before the event (Sept. 24-28 or Oct. 1-4)
• Volunteers during the event on Oct. 5 from 4-8 p.m.to set up tents, hand out Pick- Packs, count the votes at 8 p.m., and dismantle tents.
Call Sue McHugh at 704-577-9965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Opening reception for exhibit by artist Patt Legg
6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10
Unfortunately, due to events beyond her control, Kyla Glover will not be able to exhibit with us this summer. But we are lucky enough to get local artist Patt Legg to share her work with us. Patt was recently seen at CFA in our “This is Us” exhibit.
Patt has been creating art since 1975 and has exhibited her works across the south and in New York City. Her forte is working in classical oil painting techniques and taking these techniques in new directions.
Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception Friday, and at 7 p.m. Patt will be on hand to meet and talk with guests. There will be live music by Chelsea Rhae Childers.
Held at Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, behind Haven Lutheran Church. See www.faithart.org or call 704-647-0999 to learn more.
Lee Street theatre to present ‘Little Women’
7-9 p.m. Aug. 26-27
Auditions will be held at Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. for the upcoming production of “Little Women the Musical.” Be prepared with a song and to read from the script. You will work as a group. Rehearsals will begin Sept. 9. Performance dates are Nov. 1-10. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Little Theatre of W-S auditions for ‘Young Frankenstein’
WINSTON-SALEM — 7 p.m. Aug.13-14
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will hold auditions for “Young Frankenstein: The Mel Brooks Musical” at the Winston-Salem Journal building, 418 N. Marshall St. No appointment is necessary. Bring a prepared song (24 measures) and sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.
Performance dates for “Young Frankenstein” are Nov. 2-11. Performances will be held at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
For character descriptions and further information, visit The Little Theatre’s Facebook page: @LittleTheatreofWS
AIT open casting call and auditions
CHARLOTTE — 1-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26
Experts in interactive entertainment offer the opportunity to join their exclusive training in improv and comedy entertainment. American Immersion Theater, a highly specialized performance troupe, is a national company that puts actors in a variety of interactive performances. To schedule an audition, visit https://ait.careers. Questions should be directed to email@example.com. Auditions will be held at Acting Out Studio, 8145 Ardrey Kell Road, Ste 204, Charlotte.
Belly dance classes with Queens of D’Nile at CFA
6:30-7:30 pm Wednesdays Sept. 5-Oct. 10
$12 drop in; $65 for all six weeks. Instructors Lori and Destiny. New Belly Dance movement each week. Class is 6 weeks but feel free to drop in week to week.
Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
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.