Local arts & entertainment news Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Opens Tonight: 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, piedmontplayers.com
Appraiser Michael Hansen at St. Luke’s fundraiser
Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 1
The public is invited to stop by the parish hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St., for the Appraisal Fair/ Antiques Roadshow Style to hear an oral appraisal of their family treasurers or collectibles from certified area appraiser Michael Hansen.
Cost is $5 per item. No jewelry or large furniture please.
The money will be split between special projects of St. Luke s and the Doll and Toy Museum in Spencer.
Come with your lunch and enjoy listening to yours and others’ appraisals as Michael sorts through treasures of the past.
Proceeds will be split between special projects of St. Luke’s and the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys and Miniatures located in Spencer.
Want to sing Broadway numbers?
Voice placement session Feb. 5
First rehearsal Feb. 12
Come and join the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society for our spring concert “Way Off Broadway.”
New singers may contact director Hunter Safrit at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a voice placement session on Feb 5.
Former members and new singers are invited to our first rehearsal/potluck at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 S. Church St.
Bring a dish to share; significant others are welcome. Following fellowship, members may audition for a solo in the concert scheduled for Mother’s Day weekend, May 10 and 12. For questions, call 704-796-9683.
Learn more at 704-762-9359 or www.ncmdtm.com
2019 Gold Rush Days Art & Craft Festival Call for Artists
GOLD HILL — The Gold Hill Merchants’ Association invites artists, craft persons, and service providers to submit their application to participate in the 2019 Gold Rush Days Art and Crafts Festival to be held Saturday, May 11 in the Historic Village of Gold Hill.
Vendor applications may be found at www.goldhillnc.com
The space fee is $30. All items should be hand-made, and applications are subject to approval. See the the vendor application for details. Limited spaces are available, and no more than two exhibitors may share a space. Early registration is recommended. Deadline for submission is May 7.
Submit questions to goldhill merchantsassociation @gmail.com
KHA program on the historic 1767 Phifer Graveyard
7 p.m. Feb. 4
KANNAPOLIS — Bill Hallman will speak on the graveyard located at the end of Lucky Drive near Poplar Tent Road in Concord, established by Martin Phifer as a burying place for family members and neighbors.
A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St, Kannapolis. Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
Rowan Public Library book sale
During regular Rowan Public Library hours at Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., www.visitsalisburync.com
13-week course on Rowan History
Thursdays, mostly 7-8:30 Feb. 7-May 9
Classes meet at various historic locations beginning with the Rowan Museum. The course includes information on Native Americans, early pioneers, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, industrialization, and much more, right up to modern times.
The basic text is “Rowan County… A Brief History” by James S. Brawley, available at the Rowan Public Library, or on CD at the class for $10.
For information on registration fees as well as to download a schedule and class materials, visit https://www.historicsalisbury.org/education/history-class, email email@example.com or call 704-636-0103.
Early deadline today: 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 $85.www.concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.
Auditions for ‘Man of La Mancha’
2 p.m. Feb. 16
6:30 p.m. Feb. 17
WINSTON-SALEM — The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will hold auditions for “Man of La Mancha” on Feb. 16-17. Roles are available for 20-25 men and women. Auditions will be held at its new office location, 419 N. Spruce St. No appointment is necessary.
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece Don Quixote, this winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, has proven to be one of the most enduring works in musical theatre history.
Actors should prepare a 16-measure excerpt and bring sheet music; a capella is permitted but discouraged.
Performance dates are May 3-12. Performances will be held at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), 750 Marguerite Drive.
Learn more at www.LTofWS.org
SECCA to present Mad Max Film Festival — ‘Fury Fest’
Feb. 7 and 28 plus March 7 and 21
WINSTON-SALEM — On Feb. 7 and 28 and March 7 and 21, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art will present “Fury Fest,” a film festival presenting all four of the critically acclaimed (and sometimes ridiculed) cult-classic Mad Max films. The films will be shown at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive.
Tickets are $7.50 per person per film and can be purchased in advance at secca.org or at the door. The screenings will include a cash bar (free for SECCA members) featuring Mad Max themed cocktails and local beer, along with snacks.
Every screening will open with Mad Max trivia and a quick look at well-known and obscure references to each film that are scattered throughout pop culture.
Highly stylized and overly theatrical, the Mad Max films revolutionized how we imagine the future and have made an improbable and lasting mark on pop culture. While the films’ most enduring legacy is the punk-styled, post-apocalypse world populated by marauders in bondage gear and football pads, the visceral and operatic storytelling of series creator George Miller and the titular character, Mad Max, have been copied, parodied, and referenced in everything from Stranger Things and Disney’s Moana to the Fallout video game series and The Lord of the Rings.
Mad Max (1979)
Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
“The last law in a world gone out of control. Pray he’s out there somewhere.”
In a self-destructed world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. Stars Mel Gibson in his breakthrough role.
The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2) (1981)
Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
“In the future, cities will become deserts, roads will become battlefields and the hope of mankind will appear as a stranger.”
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits. Mel Gibson returns as the titular character.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
March 7, 7 p.m.
“Two men enter. One man leaves.”
After being exiled from the most advanced town in post-apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town’s queen. Mel Gibson and Tina Turner.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
March 21, 7 p.m.
“The future belongs to the mad.”
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search of her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy.