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Local arts & entertainment news Nov. 1-7

Kahrs accepted into juried exhibit
Reception 6-9 p.m., Nov. 2

RALEIGH — Salisbury artist Keyth Kahrs has been accepted into the annual 311 Black & White juried exhibit to be held at the 311 Gallery, 311 West Martin St. The reception is Friday from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will be on display throughout November. Kahrs has entered an acrylic on canvas painting titled “Black Maui Crab,” measuring 20” x 24.”


The English-Speaking Union presents ‘Didn’t We Have Fun? Teddy and His Children In The White House’
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15

Come and enjoy a new presentation of life in the White House during the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, given by Gib Young, who has portrayed the 26th President of the United States to audiences from Boston to Seattle. He has performed at the White House, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, the JFK library and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
His presentation in Salisbury will describe a time when the occupant of the White House not only thrived, but even had a “bully” time as President. Not only did Theodore Roosevelt enjoy every moment of his time in office but so did his family. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt had six children living with them in the White House at one time or another from September 1901 to March 1909.
The stories about TR and the children and their escapades in the White House are numerous and you are invited to join us as we share stories about a President who liked to be a father, husband and President. There was only one rule in the TR White House and that was if the children were having fun in any manner, then the President of the United States expected to be a part of it.
Members meet at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and dinner starts at 7 p.m.. The program begins at 8 p.m. Dinner reservations are required at $32/pp. Contact Gerry Wood at 704-216-2660 by Nov. 12.
Note: a first visit does not require membership. Go to https://www.esuus.org/salisbury to learn more.


Lee Street holds auditions for ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’
7-9 p.m. Nov. 4-5

Two men, four roles each — this satire takes place at Mandacrest, the English country estate of the Hillcrest family. Eminent Egyptologist Lord Edgar Hillcrest is a widower, having lost his beloved wife, Irma Vep. He recently remarried Lady Enid, a stage actress still uneasy with her new position as Lady of the manor. Her maid, Jane, doesn’t think she’ll ever measure up to Lady Irma. Meanwhile, Lord Edgar is disturbed by strange happenings out on the heath, including the monthly disappearance of his groundskeeper, Nicodemus. Fearing that Mandacrest is haunted by a vengeful vampire, Lord Edgar goes on an expedition to Egypt to discover the secrets of immortality.
Auditions on Sunday and Monday require a cold read from the script and some physical scenes. Contact Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org


North Carolina Transportation Museum announces service to the North Pole onboard the Polar Express Train Ride
Starting Friday, Nov. 16

SPENCER — Service begins to the North Pole onboard The Polar Express Train Ride starting Nov. 16. The magical story comes to life when the train departs Barber Junction Depot at the N.C. Transportation Museum for a 70-minute round-trip journey to the North Pole.
Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story onboard, where hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.
Ticket prices for children (ages 2-11) range from $32 to $42 and for adults from $38 to $48, depending on date and class of service. Table seating is also available, with 2-seat and 4-seat tables offered in different classes of service. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride!
The journey begins Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 22 on select dates. Find exact dates, fares and excursion times at 704-469-5231 or www.nctrans.org


Meet Franklin Graham at the Billy Graham Library
2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7

In honor of what would have been Billy Graham’s 100th birthday, his son, Franklin Graham will be signing copies of his book, Through My Father’s Eyes.
Books available for purchase or bring your own; limit two, one must be Through My Father’s Eyes.
Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200 or email LibraryEvents@bgea.org or https://billygrahamlibrary.org/event/book-signing-franklin-graham/



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