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Local arts & entertainment news Nov. 8-14

Rae Stark pottery

Meet the artist at Pottery 101
6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
Rae Stark is a studio potter specializing in the sgraffito technique of hand carving images on both functional and decorative porcelain pieces. Rae’s carvings are sometimes whimsical and free while others are more structured and realistic. She draws inspiration from nature and architectural motifs.
Rae resides in Matthews with her husband Michael.
101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com


Lexington Youth Theatre’s ‘Newsies’ features young Salisbury thespians
Nov. 9-11: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
LEXINGTON — Newsies go on strike in Lexington! Lexington Youth Theatre announces the long-awaited local production of Disney’s “Newsies” coming to the Smith Civic Center in Uptown Lexington Nov 9-11. Salisburians Maggie Cross and Eva Walters are part of the production.
Purchase tickets for $15 at www.lexingtonyouththeare.com for $15, or at the door. LYT is also offering a limited number of reserved seating for $25 at www.lexingtonyouththeatreinc.com/


Let’s Fiesta with American Girl’s Josefina
1-3 p.m. Saturday
SPENCER — On Saturday, Nov. 10 the Rowan Doll Society will host an American Girl party featuring a program on the character doll “Josefina,” the sixth of the historical character dolls introduced into the American Girls Collection. Josefina and her story represent the history of New Mexico when it was under Mexican Rule, prior to its ownership by the United States.
The program, held at Central UMC, 100 Fourth St., will be presented by Rowan Doll Society club member Kathy Gregg. Kathy returned to Rowan County after spending four years living in Mexico with her husband.
This fiesta (party) will include games, doll displays, door prizes, snacks, souvenirs and a program. Several American Girl dolls will be given away as door prizes. and each child attending will receive a new doll, compliments of the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures.
After the party, attendees will tour the Carolinas only Doll, Toy and Miniature Museum at 108 Fourth Street Spencer, a block from the church.
Cost: $25 for 1 adult and 1 child or adult registration $15.
RSVP to 704-239-3729 by Friday.


Fort Dobbs to honor NC military tradition
Nov. 10-11
STATESVILLE — Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor North Carolina’s military history with a Military Timeline Nov. 10-11, showcasing the experiences of soldiers and support personnel from the past 450 years.
Re-enactors representing the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam, American Revolution and other periods will present scheduled small arms and artillery firing demonstrations, along with ongoing demonstrations of camp life, equipment, cooking and vintage military vehicles.
A special observance of the 100 year anniversary of the end of the World War I will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Event hours are Saturday, 9a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2. Learn more at 704-873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.org.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of Fort Dobbs and North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War.


Show your stuff at Hart Witzen’s Fall Free for ALL
Call for artists. Deadline Nov. 15
CHARLOTTE — All visual artists may apply: painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, installation artists, new media.
Email to hartwitzengallery@hotmail.com , with “free for all” in the subject line. Exhibit date is 7-11 p.m. Dec 1.
Find submission details at http://www.hartwitzengallery.com/FREEforALL.html
Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St Charlotte.



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