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Local arts & entertainment news Jan. 17-23

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. In lieu of an admission price, donations to Beacon Hall will be gratefully accepted. $10 donation appreciated for concert; $35 for workshop. Info 704-754-3913

Catawba to host community reading of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

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The Salisbury Shakespeare Readers, having collectively explored “Hamlet,” “King Lear,” and “The Winter’s Tale” in the last three years, will undertake the delightful comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” this February and March in a continuation of the community readings hosted by Catawba College. Dr. Bethany Sinnott, Catawba retired Shakespeare professor, will again facilitate the readings.

The weekly community readings are slated to begin at 7 p.m. in the second floor Rendleman Conference Room of the Hedrick Administration Building at Catawba on consecutive Tuesdays: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. Copies of the Folger Shakespeare Library paperback edition of “Much Ado About Nothing” will be available for use by the participants. The group will read one of the play’s five acts act each week; an additional reading date is included as an inclement-weather contingency.
Dr. Sinnott will provide a brief introduction on Feb. 5. Community participants of all ages are encouraged to attend one or all of the sessions. Participants will read aloud

each scene before discussing it briefly. Everyone is encouraged but not required to read aloud.
“Much Ado About Nothing” is one of the most popular of Shakespeare’s “happy comedies.” Benedick and Beatrice are the lovable, witty and competitive main characters in this romantic comedy. Confirmed bachelor Benedick and verbally aggressive Beatrice share some of the most memorable scenes in this light-hearted treatment of romantic love. Scheming friends and evil-intentioned villains complicate the plot, while the linguistically challenged Constable Dogberry delights the audience with his ludicrous attempts to insure that justice rules.
For questions about this year’s reading, Dr. Sinnott may be reached at bethanysinnott@hotmail.com or 704-637-0136.

Gerdes to present organ recital
7:30 p.m. Jan. 22
CHINA GROVE — Clara B. Gerdes will present an organ recital at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The recital will include pieces by Dupre, Whitlock, J. S. Bach, Prokofiev and Reubke.
Clara is from Davidson,is a fifth-year student at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia where she studies with Alan Morrison. She received first prizes in the Albert Schweitzer, AGO-Quimby Mid-Atlantic Regional and UNCSA School of the Arts organ competitions.
She has performed at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York and Washington National Cathedral, and at Spoleto, the Oregon Bach Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts and most recently the Uncommon Music Festival in Sitka, Alaska. She serves as organ scholar at Saint Mark’s Church, Locust Street and has been on the faculties of Curtis Summer fest and the 2018 Philadelphia Pipe Organ Encounter.

Events at the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures
1-3 p.m. Feb. 16
SPENCER — Tea and Jive like it’s 1945 with American Girl’s Molly. Held at the Spencer Woman’ Club, 100 Third St. Cost: $15 adult / $10 junior.
Registration includes displays, door prizes, snacks, programs , souvenirs , museum tour and drawing for original AG dolls. Program presenter: Cheryl Phillips.
This AG’s story revolves around World War II and how it affects the lives of 9 year old Molly and her close-knit family.
After the party, attendees will tour the Doll, Toy & Miniature Museum at 108 Fourth St., a one-block walk from the Woman’s Club.
RSVP by Feb. 12 to NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.ncmdtm.com/

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23
SPENCER — Male doll house China doll workshop. Cost: $75 includes door prizes, lunch, museum tour
Join award-winning doll artist Kristine Fisher for a hands-on workshop. Students will learn basic dressing skills on a 5 1/2” inch porcelain male doll, a reproduction of an antique China doll perfect for your doll house. He is hand painted with black stockings and black slippers. Clothing will consist of shirt, pants and vest. Bring scissors, glue, toothpicks, needles and thread. Kristine will bring supplies as well as fabrics or you can use your own fabrics. Body kits will be provided.
RSVP by Feb. 10 to NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.ncmdtm.com/

Yoga for Warriors: Conquering PTSD & Anxiety
2-4 p.m. Jan. 19,
Yoga for Warriors is an alternative therapy for people with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and anxiety that includes specific yoga postures, meditation and body awareness techniques.
$35. Led by Natela Yevloyeva, psychology teacher at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with a master of psychology from Moscow University in Russia and a bachelor’s degree in teaching in elementary education and an associate degree in nursing.
Learn more at SoFul Yoga and Wellness, 1024 S Fulton St., www.SoFulYoga.com or SoFulSalisbury Facebook

CFA hosts New Year Goals Art Journal
6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan.23
Bring your own journal – $40 / Journal provided – $50. RSVP to Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St, behind Haven Lutheran Church. 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org

Attention vendors: 38th annual ‘Jiggy with the Piggy’ gears up
KANNAPOLIS — Registration is now open for vendors who want to participate in the annual Jiggy with the Piggy. This year’s event is May 3-4 and traditionally includes hundreds of vendors, top entertainment, numerous family-friendly activities, a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ competition, and more.
There is a limit 20 vendors per category: arts and crafts, food, and commercial.
On-line registration is required at kannapolisnc.gov/JiggyWithThePiggy.

 

 

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