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Local arts & entertainment news Jan. 24-30

A few tickets left for ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ 
7:30 p.m. Jan. 24-26:
LSt presents the absurdist standard ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ starring Matt Carlson and Jacob Brayton as no less than 9 different characters over the course of the show. Several showings have sold out so check for tickets availabilty at www.LeeStreet.org

Soul Food chefs deadline
Registration to participate in Livingstone College’s inaugural Soul Food Sunday Celebration Top Chef Competition is open through Jan 28. The Event date is from 1:40-4 p.m. on 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 the participant or designee, one for the winner of each category: breads & rolls; meats, stews, soups; side dishes; desserts Learn more at Livingstone.edu

Deadline for Chrismon classes
Classes run Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop and begin at 10:30 a.m. All levels will be taught.
Call for reservations and more specific info at 704-636-7790. Reservations should be made at least one week prior to the class you choose.
Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com

Be a docent at the Hall House
The Dr. Josephus Hall House is a Victorian residence-turned-museum in Salisbury’s historic district at 226 S. Jackson St., which is open for tours on weekends beginning March 2.
Email office@historicsalisbury.org or call 704-636-0103 to learn more about becoming a docent.

Astronomical Society of Rowan County to meet
7:30 p.m Saturday, Feb. 2
Jack Howard will present a program on the planet Mars, to be held in the planetarium at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle.
For more information, call Ralph Deal at 704-855-1591 or Barbara Barrier at 704-664-6939 or visit www.astrowan.org

15th annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show
Jan. 25-27
CONCORD — At the 15th annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, you can learn about trends and ideas to update and enhance your home, plus have some fun.
Many favorites return along with new exhibitors and nationally known experts. Thousands of square feet of exhibits display the latest in products and services from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, kitchenware and much more — plus fun for the kids with hands-on workshops and a special appearance by Peppa Pig.
Celebrity guests include Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s Tanked (appearance schedule at www.showtechnology.com) plus DIY painting expert Brian Santo (The Wall Wizard) will present seminars on painting all weekend long.
Free parking. For schedule and admission details plus coupons visit www.charlottehome andlandscapeshow.com
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com

Early bird deadline for 2019 Spring into Arts Festival
CONCORD — The Spring into Arts Festival committee is currently accepting applications for the 2019 festival, to take place Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Concord and attracts artist from across the region.
The centerpiece of the festival is a juried art show with artists spanning a wide variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass and textiles.
Early bird deadline for applications is Jan. 31 with a $65 application fee. After Jan. 31, the application fee is $85.
A jury selects artists for the festival based on their applications. Any artist who is not selected receives a full refund of their application fee.
Visit www.concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208 to learn more.

 

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