Roundabout: What’s happening Jan. 10-16

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 10, 2019

Night Life

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 730 p.m. Saturday: Comedy night with The Coolemee Clown , The Don and Bob Wingate. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, 704-267-9439,
Morgan Ridge Railwalk, 421 N. Lee St — TONIGHT: Thursday 7:30-9:30 pm: Austin and Alec • 8-10 pm Friday: Austin McNeil • 8-10 pm Saturday: Kelsey Hurley • 6-8 pm Sunday: open mic • 7-9 pm Wednesday Jan 16:Aleta • 704-754-8379,
Sunrise Cafe, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 pm Friday: M.J.and Friends • 6:30 pm Saturday: Redeeming Grass • Tuesdays: Karaoke with Crystal • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Acoustic only Bluegrass pick and eat jam. 704-402-3527. Behind the IGA store.

Music & more

Curtis Hyler & Jubilation in Concert — 6 pm Jan 19: At CrossLife Church, 215 5th St., Spencer, 1605611 286252397/
‘A Busy Bee’ for kids at The Davis Theatre — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 26: A musical storytelling performance presented by Opera Carolina for children age 4-12. 65 Union St, South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse, Concord. Tickets at 704-920- ARTS or
Barber-Scotia College Homecoming Dance with Kid Cypher — 9 p.m. Jan. 25:Barber Scotia College (Lionel H. Newsom Gymnasium), 145 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord.
Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long return — 7 pm Jan 26: In concert at James H. Garner Center, 210 Burnett St., Troy. Sponsored annually by the West Montgomery Lions Club. Reserve seating $20; general admission $15. Tickets and info at 704-985-6987.
School of Rock Cornelius Presents: One Hit Wonders — 1-4 p.m.Jan. 26: Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N Main St , Mooresville,
Hickory Music Factory Tribute Concert — 2 pm Jan 26: Tributes to choral director and composer Jim Williams, late blues singer Pop Ferguson, drummer and educator Rick Dilling. At Drendel Auditorium, Salt Block, Hickory. Tickets $10, $5 for ages 18 and under at or at the door.
‘Salisbury Symphony Red Carpet Event’ — Noon-4 pm Jan 27: Be photographed against professional “Grammy Award” style Hollywood red carpet background, Keppel Auditorium, 2300 W. Innes St. just prior to the “STARS” Family Concert. Free, open to the public (donations accepted). For all ages; concert attendance not required. Bring your own camera or smartphone. Volunteers available to snap your picture. Info at 704- 216-1513 or
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Stars’ — 4 p.m. Jan. 27: Family concert featuring All County 5th Grade Honors Chorus and selected area high school student musicians. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. $5-$19. 704-216-1513,
The Robertson Boys in concert — 7 p.m. Jan 29: Free bluegrass/folk concert presented by Friends of Rowan Public Library and Cheerwine Concert Series. Rowan Public Library, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8243,
LSt presents Classic Country Concert — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2: Favorite country songs live at Lee Street. $22.90. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, 704-310-5507
DaBaby Next to Blow concert — 8 p.m. Feb. 1: Rowan County Fair, 1560 Julian Road. Tickets at
Coming to Ovens Auditorium —• Derek Hough: Live! Tour, April 5 . Tickets $50-$85 • Prices do not include service charges., 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets. Ovens Auditorium, The Blumenthal, Knight Theater, Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or
Foreigner live at Harrah’s Cherokee —March 23: See or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Caasino Drive, Cherokee.


LSt presents ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ — Jan. 17-19: Fearing that Mandacrest is haunted by a vengeful vampire, Lord Edgar goes on an expedition to Egypt to discover immortality. Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, tickets and info at or 704- 310-5507.
PPT presents ‘Lunch At The Piccadilly’ — Jan. 31-Feb. 9: New musical comedy by Clyde Edgerton and Mike Craver. Meroney Theater, 213 South Main St, 704-633-5471,
The Little Theatre of W-S — • Shakespeare in Love (March 8-17) • Man of La Mancha (May 3-12) • Das Barbecü (June 21-30). 610 Coliseum Dr NW, 336-748-0857,
Catawba College Blue Masque Theatre — • ‘The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence’ 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-16, Florence Busby Corriher Theatre.
• ‘Into the Woods’ 7:30 p.m. April 10-12, and 2:30 p.m. April 13, Hedrick Little Theatre. • Tickets $15 adults, $10 non-Catawba students and senior adults. edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481.

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 11: Merlot Wines From Around the World with Stephanie. Experience the resurgence of Merlot with a selection of wonderful examples of this wine. $5/person. 106 S. Main St, 704-636-5151,
Wine About Winter — 5-9 p.m Feb. 1: Downtown Salisbury’s annual wine tasting event. Tickets include souvenir wine glass, wrist band, tasting pass. Ticket holders visit participating shops and restaurants to sip and sample a variety of 20+ wines from around Rowan County and beyond. See
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’s 100th Winery. 704-633-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road,
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52.
Douglas Vineyards — 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St, Concord.
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, Hwy 64 W. Lexington.

This & That

Annual Anime Convention — Jan 10-13: Ichiban Con 10, NC’s second largest anime convention. Voiceover guests, arcade games from Japan, Cosplay events, panels, manga library, fandom photoshoots, more, See FB or or
Horizons Unlimited presents ‘Under One Sky’ — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11: Celebrating with planetariums and stargazers all over the world. See Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. See Facebook or
Rowan Wellness Professionals sponsor Health and Wellness fair — 10 am-noon Jan 12: 25 groups represented. Stanback Room at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St.
Ring of Honor Wrestling at the Cabarrus Arena — 7 p.m. Jan. 13: Tickets $30. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,
Japanese Smart Doll presented by the Carolina Smart Doll Club — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 19: Designed by Danny Choo, the 1/3 scale (60 cm or 2 feet tall) Smart Doll encompasses Japanese culture. $3-$5. NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St, Spencer 704-762-9359,
Livingstone College’s inaugural Soul Food Sunday Celebration Top Chef Competition — 1:40 -4 p.m. Feb. 3: In honor of Livingstone College’s 140 years, the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Mgmt, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd South, will award four scholarships; one for the winner of each category for themselves or a designee. Learn more at
Annual Salisbury Father Daughter Dance — 6-9 p.m. Feb 2: Food, games, photos, door prizes. $10 per ticket. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance at any Salisbury recreation facility. Held at Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Annual Kannapolis Daddy/Daughter Dance — 6 p.m. Feb. 9: Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall. $40 per couple includes refreshments, crafts, activities, dancing, entertainment, 5×7 photo keepsake. Tickets must be purchased in advance at 704-920-4343 or visit
Wine & Dine Valentine’s Train — Feb. 9-10: At the NC Transportation Museum, 1 Samuel Spencer Blvd, Spencer, reservations at
Annual Night at the Museums — Feb 16: Rowan Museum and NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures> Details and reservatiosn at or
Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club — Dance every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 316 Lake Drive. Presidents Effie and Norman File 704-633-9555 or caller Marty Northrup 864-909-3950.
Send your barn quilt photo — West Rowan Farm, Home & Garden is seeking to document barn quilts in Rowan Coutny. If you have one or know where one is, post a photo of it to


James Gregory ‘Funniest Man In America’ returns to the Meroney — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19: The ridiculous, the common and even the simplest events all become hilarious. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471,
George Lopez’s The Wall World Tour coming to Ovens Auditorium — Jan. 12 :, 800-745-3000, Coliseum box office, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $59.50-$65.50 plus charges. VIP Meet and Greet package also available.
It’s Not You, It’s Me -The Second City — Feb. 9: Heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Tickets start at $22 plus charges. McGlohon Theater, Charlotte. or 704-372-1000.


Motel Soap performs benefit concert for Meals on Wheels Rowan — 7:30-10:30 pm Jan 12: Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St. Tickets $10 DOS or in advance at Meals on Wheels, 1307 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. All proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels Rowan.
Salisbury Symphony hosts Cocktail Cabaret with International Casino — Jan 12 : Crystal Ballroom at Catawba College transformed into a casino plus door prizes and a chance to win a trip to a real high-end casino. $100 tickets, tax included, includes $2,000 in “play” money and two drink tickets. See
Scott Ainslie Concert, Workshop — Legendary guitarist Scott Ainslie • Concert 7:30-9:30 pm Jan 25 at Salisbury High School auditorium • Workshop 10 am-noon Jan 26 at Beacon Hall Warehouse, 121 Ridge Ave. $10 donation appreciated for concert; $35 for workshop. Info 704-754-3913
14th annual WVAC Oyster Roast fundraiser — Jan. 26: All you can eat & drink, oysters, shrimp, BBQ, beer, wine. Must be 21 to attend. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. Tickets at
Scottssing presents The Wisecarvers and Tony Corner — 6:30 pm Feb 23: Concert at Gold Hill First Baptist Churc. Love offering benefits the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Learn more at or call 704-239-6134.
Center for Faith & the Arts presents ‘Meet Me in Paris’ —7 pm March 9: Gala and fundraiser with white tablecloths, jazz in the background, artists, poets. Info 704-738-3445 or
10th annual Bloom gala — 6:30pm March 30: Salisbury Academy’s fundraiser at the NC Transportation Museum. Cocktails, dinner, live auction, music, dancing. Purchase tickets at


Carolina Woodstock Festival — Aug 16-18 : 50th anniversary of Woodstock at Rowan County Fairgrounds. Tribute bands, local musicians, arts and craft vendors, food, onsite camping. Family-friendly. Follow social media for discount codes. Learn more at www.CarolinaWood


Annual Rowan History 13-week course— 7-8:30 Thursdays Feb 7-May 9 : Offered by Historic Salisbury Foundation. Learn about Native Americans, early pioneers, Revolutionary War, Civil War, industrialization and more, right up to modern times. Book and registration information at or 704-636-0103.


J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Events listed are open to the public. Sign up at 704-636-0111 or
• Grief support — Wednesdays 9:30 am,
• Jeff’s Birds — 1:30 pm Jan. 10. S
• Downton Abbey Series — 1:30 pm. Fridays starting Jan. 11
• Lunch & Learn — Noon Jan. 23: Swallowing issues. Covered Dish.


Rowan Public Library programs are free and open to the public.
• HQ, 201 W Fisher St., 704-216-8228
• East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7838
• South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7727
Salsa, Chips, & Salsa (HQ) — 3-4 pm Jan 12: Professional dance instruction plus chips & salsa. Stanback Auditorium. RSVP to Abby at 704-216-8248 or
Monday Night Movie: ‘Smallfoot’ (East) — 5:30 pm Jan 14: In Smallfoot, a Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. 704-216-7842.
Genealogy Workshop: Beginning Genealogy (HQ) — 10 am Jan 19: Introduction to genealogy co-hosted by Genealogical Society of Rowan County and Edith M. Clark History Room of RPL. Free, open to the public. Info Gretchen,704-216-8253.
Winter Tea and Tales (East) — 10:30 am-noon Jan 19: Winter themed tea party for children up to age 10. Come dressed in any winter costume. Prizes awarded. RSVP to Tammie at 704-216-7842.
Resume Clinic (HQ) — 6-7 p.m. Jan. 22: 201 W Fisher St.
Fairy Tale Tea Party (HQ) — 11 am-noon Jan 26: Come dressed in your best outfits, enjoy sweet treats fit for royalty.


Painting, crafts, dance, language, health and more available. Call or visit for schedules and pricing.
• Hive, 126 E Innes St, 704-951-7418
• Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,
• Rowan Public Library,
• Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714
• SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., or SoFulSalisbury Facebook
• Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St,
• West Rowan Farm & Garden, 11575 NC Highway 801, M t Ulla 704-807-1877 or facebook

St. John’s Lutheran Senior Academy — 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 22, 29: For 60+ adults desiring bible study and continuing education. Features history post WWII and local Gratitude Train Celebration. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431,
PPT youth theater Winter classes — Thursdays 5-7 pm starting Jan 17: Improv and Scene Study, $275. Imaginative story-telling, creating characters, improvisation, problem solving, teamwork. Includes showcase performance open to the public. 704-633-5471 or
Deadline Saturday for beginners sculpture workshop by Toth— RSVP by Jan 12. Class is 10 am-1 pm Jan 19, taught by Robert Toth at Fine Frame Gallery 105 S Main St. See FFG Facebook page for details or call 704- 647-0340.
8-week class at Pottery 101 —Beginning and intermediate wheel and glazing techniques. $215, for ages 14-adult.
• Tuesdays: 10:30-1 pm Jan 15-March 5 or
• Wednesdays: 6:30-9 pm Jan 16-March 6
101 S. Main St., 704-209-1
New Beginners Line Dance — Noon Thursdays Beginning Feb. 21 at: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $4 per class . Taught by Cheryl Kluttz. Register at Rufty-Holmes, 704-216-7714
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Register now for these art classes at
• Fundamentals of Drawing with Ray Moose; three Thursdays starting Feb. 14. 6:30-9 pm. $95/$80 members.
• Hand & Wheel Pottery with Brent Smith; six Tuesdays starting Feb. 26. 6:30-9 pm. $190/$160 members.
• Color Theory with Phyllis Steimel; six Tuesdays starting March 5. 6:30-9 pm. $150/$120 members.
123 E. Liberty St, 704-636-1882 or
Guitar Classes at R-H — 6-8 week classes Monday afternoons. $40 plus $10 workbook. Bring your own guitar. Call Rufty-Holmes at 704-216-7714 or Bob at 704-640-0279. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave.
Tai chi series at SoFul Yoga — 4:15 pm Mondays: Eight classes suitable for beginners, Jan 7-Feb 25. Cost is $90. Register online at • SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St.
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243
Mind Aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m. Mondays: Intro to drawing, pastels, sculpture. Rufty-Holmes Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. $10/2 hr. session. Beginner and advanced adult. Sign up at 704 216-7714.

Speakers & forums

Deadline Friday for ESU January dinner meeting — 6:30 pm Jan 16: Dr. Jodi Magness, renowned archeologist, on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dinner and program $32. RSVP to 704-216-2660 or by Jan 11. First visit does not require membership. See
Confidently Me — 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 12-13: Helping women age 18 and over spiritually, emotionally plus mentorship for business or entrepreneur opportunities. Advance registration $10 or at the dioor. contact held at Salisbury civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Southern Piedmont Woodturners: when your turned piece cracks — Social 5:30, meeting 6:30 p.m. Jan 15: Bring a piece of your own work that is cracked. Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord. Info: Phil, 704-796-0803.
2019 MLK Unity Prayer Breakfast — 8-11 a.m. Jan. 19: Bethel Baptist Church, 1209 Opal St Kannapolis
Jim Lutzweiler on ‘The Roots of Billy Graham’ — 2 pm Jan 26: Lutzweiler has been archivist and rare book collector at Southeastern Theological Seminary and history professor at Guilford Community College. Friends of the Library annual meeting, free. Cabarrus County Public Library, 27 Union St North.
26th Annual Black History Breakfast — 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 8: $7. Magic of Motown & influence of music culture. Fran Walker and band performs live. RSVP to Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714.
S.N.A.G (Salisbury Neighborhood Action Group) — 10 a.m. First Wednesdays at the Salisbury Police Department, 130 E. Liberty St, 704-638-5333.

Home & Garden

15th Annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan 25-27: Trends and ideas to update and enhance your home; favorites return, plenty of new exhibitors, nationally known experts. Free parking. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, 704-920-3976, or www.charlottehome


Rail Walk Studios & Gallery presents Winter Group Exhibit — On view Jan 3-Feb 23: Works of art by the artists of Rail Walk Studios and Gallery. Viewing of exhibit and artists’ studios free and open to the public. Thursdays-Saturdays 11 am-4 pm. 409-13 N Lee St. Plenty of free parking., 704-469-2781or
Art exhibit at Salisbury Business Center — ‘Now + There – The Art and Collective Thought of the Carolina Artists.’ Free, open to the public during business hours. 301 S. Main St., www.
Final month for Threads of Time exhibit at WVAC — Through Feb 2: Featuring Stephanie J. Woods, Bednotes; Barry L. Moore, The Mill Kids; And Elaine Fleck, Interwoven. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm and Saturday, 10 am-2 pm. Free admission. 123 E. Liberty St,


Thyatira Presbyterian Church Museum & History — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 15: Guided tour of 19th century church and museum. $7. Lunch on your own at Massimo’s Artisan Sandwich Shoppe. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., RSVP to 704-216-7714.
Community Salt and Pepper Ramblers — • July 21-28 Irish Adventure: approx. cost including airfare $3250; $250 upon signing and balance Jan. 30 • 6 days May 13-18 Branson, Mo., 5 breakfasts, 5 meals (1 at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner; 1 buffet at Brook Shaw’s Old Country Store), lunch at Lambert’s Cafe, 5 Branson shows. $150 deposit upon registering, final payment due Feb. 28 $450. Call Cheryl Kluttz 704-633-3484.

Call for chefs

Livingstone College’s inaugural Soul Food Sunday Celebration Top Chef Competition — Register through Jan 28. Event date 1:40 -4 p.m. Feb. 3: In honor of Livingstone College’s 140 years, School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Mgmt, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd South, will award four scholarships for themselves or a designee, one for the winner of each category: breads & rolls; meats, stews, soups; side dishes; desserts Learn more at

Call for vendors

Fairground Flea Market — Rowan County Fairgrounds March 9-10: Inside (heat and air) spots 10×20 $50, Outside 20×20 $25. For more information call Randall Barger 704-640-2326 to reserve your spots.
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Arts & Crafts — Aug 16-18: Carolina-style tribute to the 50th anniversary. Rowan County Fairgrounds. All items must be handmade originals. No downline or multi-level marketing vendors. Register at www.Carolina
Carolina Woodstock Festival – Food — Aug 16-18: $275. Register at www.CarolinaWoodstock Festival. com

Auditions/call for performers

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

Call for artists/ artisans

2019 Spring into Arts Festival — May 11: Accepting applications for 2019 festival in Downtown Concord for jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, textiles. Early-bird deadline Jan. 31 with a $65 application fee. After Jan 31, the application fee is $ or 704-784-4208.

Call for volunteers

Liberty Hospice — For reading, music, life review, or placing a smile on a lonely face. Call Glenda at 336-596-5380. Liberty Commons, 4412 S. Main St.
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers-Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. 704-637-6838.
Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove,
DAV transportation network of Rowan County — Take veterans to hospital appts. Call Jim Martin at 704-638-9000 x3904.
Novant Rowan Medical Center-Patient escorts, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, more.

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