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Local arts & entertainment news Aug. 23-29

Coming Saturday: ‘A ’Bury Home Companion’

Local musical and comedic talents will be showcased on Saturday, featuring many of the unique, timeless things that make Salisbury such a special place to live, work and talk about. Performances are Aug. 25 at the Meroney Theatre, 213 S. Main St. at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $45, $44 for seniors 60+. Check availability at www.salisburysymphony.org

This Week’s Discover Fun in Kannapolis

7:05 p.m. Aug 27-30: Kannapolis Intimidators home games with the Asheville Tourists. Purchase tickets at the gate or www.intimidatorsbaseball.com

4-8 p.m. Aug 25: Kaleidoscope Zombie Walk: The 3rd annual Kannapolis Arts Zombie Walk and Arts Festival kicks off at 4 p.m. on North Research Campus Drive. Come celebrate Halloween early with the festival, which will include people dressing up in costume to get into the Halloween spirit and at 7:30 p.m. will feature a zombie walk around the North Carolina Research Campus.

7 p.m. Aug 25: Stories Under the Stars: Little Red Riding Hood. By Greenroom Community Theatre at the Kannapolis Library. Free. Children 18 & under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
See summer’s entire schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

Arts & Ag is a series of events celebrating arts and agriculture, promoted by the Rowan County Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Arts & Ag Harvest Winery Tour

Wine tastings at each of Rowan County’s original wineries each Saturday in September. Tickets include transportation and two wine tastings per event day. Salisbury’s historic trolley departs at 1 p.m. from the Rowan County Visitors Center; returns at approximately 4:15 p.m. Tickets $25 at 704-638-3100.
Sept. 1: Old Stone Winery & Morgan Ridge Vineyards
Sept. 8: Douglas Vineyards & Cauble Creek Vineyard
Sept. 22: Old Stone Winery & Morgan Ridge Vineyards
Sept. 29: Douglas Vineyards & Cauble Creek Vineyard

Let’s go to the County Fair!

Iredell County Fair — Aug. 31-Sept. 8, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis.org

Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 7-15, Concord, www.cabarruscountyfair.com

Rowan County Fair — Sept. 14-22, 704-633-5632 or www.rowancountyfair.net

Davidson County Fair — Sept. 17-22, Lexington, www.davidsoncountyagfair.com

Stanly County Fair — Sept. 4-8, Albemarle, www.stanlyfair.com/

Dixie Classic County Fair — Sept. 28-Oct. 7 , Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com

NC State Fair — Oct. 11-21, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org

Family fun

Movie Night

Movies at RPL East
Karate Kid — Aug. 24 • 12-4 p.m.
Casablanca — Sept 14 • 2-4:10 p.m.
Logan Lucky — Sept. 17 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Mystery Cinema — Sept. 18 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Rowan Public Library, East Branch, 110 Broad St., Rockwell

Saturday Cinema: The Incredibles — 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sept 8: Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228.

Auditions News

Male and female singers for Symphony Chorale — 3-4 pm Aug 24: Walk-in (open) auditions at First United Church Choir Room, 217 S. Church St. for Salisbury Symphony Chorale. concert date is Oct 6. Practices are Mondays 7-9 pm. For questions e-mail conductor@salisburysymphony.org

Lee Street theatre to present ‘Little Women’ — 7-9 pm. Aug 26-27: Auditions at Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St. Be prepared with a song and to read from the script. You will work as a group. Rehearsals begin Sept 9. Performances dates are Nov. 1-10. 329 N. Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

Charlotte’s Acting Out Studio hosts auditions — 1-7:30 pm Aug 26: Schedule audition for American Immersion Theater at https://ait.careers. Acting Out Studio, 8145 Ardrey Kell Road, Ste 204, Charlotte. Be ready to engage in guided improv scenarios and group interaction. Questions? Email casting@americanimmersion.theater.com

LSt’s Polar Express Train Ride 2018 — Noon-5 pm Sept 22, 23, 29 and 3-5 pm. Sept 30: Live interactive event at NC Transportation Museum. Seeking actors, singers to portray roles from the film. Audition location: Steppin’ Out Dance Company, 1401 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer. See character breakdown at www.leestreet.org

Wanted: singers — 7 pm Sept. 4: Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society seeks all voices. Rehearsals for holiday concerts begin Sept. 4 at Coburn Memorial UMC, 901 S. Church St. Info:704-796-9683 or https://www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society/

Salisbury Symphony— Saturday, Sept. 8: For Section Strings and any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list; in particular violinists and violists. Williams Music Building, Catawba College. To schedule, call 216-1513 or email staff@salisburysymphony.org

Scrooge’s Christmas Trolley Tour — 1 pm Oct. 20-21: Dramatic retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a comedic twist. Passengers travel back to Christmases past with Scrooge via the downtown trolley. Performances begin Nov 23. All roles are paid positions. Cold readings from the script. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org.

Salisbury Swing Band— SSB seeks instrumentalists. Audition 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Info Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840.

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

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