Local arts & entertainment news Sept. 20-26
Tonight: Carolina Artists Expo and reception
The annual Carolina Artists Expo runs through Sept. 22 at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
The awards reception is from 5-7:30 p.m. this evening, Thursday, Sept. 20. Visit www.thecarolinaartists.org to learn more.
Today: begins 11 am: American Red Cross Blood Drive
J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111or www.rowanymca.org
Rowan County’s annual Marching Band Preview
SPENCER — Sept. 22: Gates open at 5 p.m.; performances begin at 6 p.m. and conclude around 8:30 p.m. Held at North Rowan High School’s stadium, 300 N. Whitehead Ave.
This community event features performances by each of Rowan County’s high school marching bands and concludes with a spectacular joint performance.
Tickets are $5, children 5 and under free. Concessions will be available.
Auditions for LSt’s Polar Express Train Ride
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
Salisbury Ghost Walk
8 pm Friday-Saturday, Sept 21-22: Walk covers six-block area downtown. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs in 1800s Salisbury. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight. $5 students, $13 adults, 5 and under free. Salisbury Ghost Walk questions/reservations 704-798-3102 or www.salisburyghostwalk.com
Carman Legacy Tour
6-p.m. Sept. 23: Free general admission, VIP Tickets available. The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218 mycornerstone.church
Resistance in the Aguan Valley
4 p.m. Sept. 22: Claire White, daughter of former US Ambassador to Honduras, on present day Central America plus film on the resistance in the Aguan Valley. Sponsored by Catawba College, Center for Faith & the Arts and Women for Community Justice. Held at Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd. Learn more at www.faithart.org