Local arts & entertainment news Sept. 13-19
Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Before attending, check the list of weather postponements and cancellations at https://www.salisburypost.com/2018/09/12/cancellations-and-postponements-2/
Postponed: Bass Pro Clifton Bradley
ROCKWELL — The Sept. 14 event featuring Clifton Bradley, pro bass angler, at the Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, Crescent Road, has been postponed until Friday, Sept. 28, 4-7 p.m. Sponsored by Lyerly Evangelical Church and Saleeby-Fisher YMCA. 704-279-1742.
Postponed: Germanfest at the Old Stone House
GRANITE QUARRY — The annual Rowan Museum event has been postponed until Oct. 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
This year’s event will include a special celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. John’s Lutheran Church in September of 1768, as well as children’s activities, tours of the house, bread tastings, brick oven cooking demonstrations, Colonial dancers, the Windsong Recorder Ensemble, artisans and crafters, and New Sarum Brewing Company demonstrating brewing beer over fire.
Come celebrate the culture and history of those immigrants at Germanfest, located the 1766 Old Stone House. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road, 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
Postponed: Meet Joe Sink at Pottery 101
An opening reception will be held in the Pottery 101 gallery Friday, Sept. 14, from 6-8 during the Brewbury Beer Crawl.
Pottery 101 welcomes Joe Sink to the gallery. Joe’s pottery is finely crafted with a focus on form and function. He began making pots while attending Appalachian State University.
Joe says that he loves making something from nothing and feels that working with clay gives him a chance to do that. Originally from Davie County, Joe currently resides in Durham with his new wife, Allie.
Cancelled: James Vezza at South Main Books
Concord’s Vincent James Vezza, who sometimes writes as Jackson Badgenoone, has a new novella, “Neverborn.” It is a follow-up to his debut novel, “The Hidden Treasure of Dutch Buffalo Creek,” which he published in 2016.
Vezza will sign books Friday, Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m. at South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com
The Rowan Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18
Át the Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., at 7 p.m. The program will be presented by Catawba College history professor Gary Freeze, on “Southern Railroad Maps”. All are welcome and there is no charge.
Rufty’s Chrismon Shop’s Fall Chrismon Open House
10 am-2 pm Saturday, Sept. 22: Newest designs for 2018. We will have a free help table set-up plus Q&A session. Light refreshments. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, firstname.lastname@example.org
PPT auditions and workshop for “Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon”
Piedmont Players Theatre Youth is holding open auditions for the fall youth musical, “Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon.” Based on the best-selling book series, characters Jack and Annie journey in their magical tree house to the eighteenth-century Caribbean and the time of Pirates.
For young actors ages 6-18.
Auditions are Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 2-3 at 4 and 5 p.m. at the Norvell Theatre, 135 E. Fisher St.
Performances dates are Nov. 9-10 and 16-17.
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script, a song and a short dance routine. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for dance. An accompanist will be provided. A capella singing is not encouraged, so bring 16 bars of a song that shows off your vocal range and ability to act through a song, as well as a recent picture, resume or list of theatre experience, and a list of conflicts.
The roles are listed at piedmontplayers.com along with character descriptions.
There will be an audition workshop on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $40. The workshop is not required to audition for the show; it is to prepare young actors how to audition and what to expect. To register for the workshop, visit piedmontplayers.com or call 704-633-5471. Space is limited.
The Norvell Theater is located at 135 E. Fisher St., downtown Salisbury.
AARP Driver Safety Refresher Class for senior citizens
12:30-5 pm Oct. 18: Rufty/Holmes Senior Center. Driving safety strategies, review of driving skills and techniques, 40 pages of safety tips; may get an insurance discount. $15 for AARP members/ $20 non-members. Space is limited; preregister at 704-216-7714.