Local arts & entertainment news April 11-17
Strength in the Climb
5-6:30 p.m. April 16 Exhibit Opening
Center for Faith & the Arts exhibit showcases artwork created by Rowan Helping Ministries residents. All artwork will be offered for sale, and the money will go to the residents to help them with transportation, food, resources and more.
CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., ww.FaithArt.org 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
New Sarum’s third AnniBEERsary
1-10 p.m. April 13
New Sarum Brewing Company, 109 N. Lee St., celebrates its third birthday on Saturday with free admission to the public. The block party hosts an all-North Carolina musical roster featuring locals Motel Soap, Liam & The Nerdy Blues, Charlotte based Time Sawyer and Asheville natives The Broadcast.
Moonstruck: A Star Party
6-9 p.m. April 12
CHINA GROVE — “Moonstruck: A Star Party!” is part of the 2019 Statewide Star Party sponsored by the NC Science Festival.
This year’s theme is “The Moon and Beyond,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Horizons staff will coordinate and lead the outdoor skywatching. In the event of inclement weather, the skywatching will move indoors to South’s meeting room, where Horizons staff will lead an online exploration of the evening sky.
Members of the Astronomical Society of Rowan County will be on site to assist, and long-range binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for public use.
This is a free event, held at the South Rowan library branch, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Call 704-216-7727 or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Final weekend to catch these community theater productions
PPT presents ‘Mamma Mia’
Through April 13: $17-$20. Tale of love, laughter and friendship features ABBA’s timeless songs. Meroney Theater, 213 S Main St, 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
Catawba Theater presents
‘Into the Woods’
Through April 14: Sondheim’s classic musical. A witch. A wish. A wolf. What could go wrong? $10-$15. Catawba College, Hedrick Little Theatre, 2121 Innes St, 704-637-4481 www.catawba.edu
OCT presents ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’
Through April 14: 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of Gone with the Wind. What’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? Based on true events. Tickets at www.octconcord.com or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theatre, at 49 Spring St NW.
Save the Date: ‘Blood Done Sign My Name’
Save The Date — 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and 25-27
Lee Street theatre brings you a historical portrayal that looks at the truth behind race relations in 1970. This is a stunning look at the burning of Oxford, N.C. following the death of Henry “Dickie” Marrow. Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding the 1970 murder. Directed by Craig Kolkebeck. General tickets are $17.55 and student tickets are $10 at www.leestreet.org. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507.
Register now for the annual Nazareth Fun Fest car show
Saturday, June 1
ROCKWELL — The 113th Nazareth Fun Fest on June 1 features the 23rd annual Classic Car Show. Held at 725 Crescent Road.
This annual event is the largest fundrasier benefiting the non-profit organization. Awards in six different categories. First 100 entrants receive dash plaques.
Registration $20 at https://bit.ly/2RIjDzq. Questions? Blair Wilson, 704-754-3802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chickweed: Call for artists and vendors
4-11 p.m. July 20
The eighth annual Chickweed music/art festival is seeking vendors: makers, artists, healing arts, and more.
The event is held at the F&M Trolley Barn at 125 E. Liberty St. Setup is July 20 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Vendor fee is $40, food vendor fee is $125. Email for application: ChickweedWomen@gmail.com
Deadline to apply is June 30.
Reed Gold Mine’s first ever BBQ Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13
MIDLAND — The History of Barbecue in North Carolina will be on site with details about how barbecue became such an important menu item in our state. For one ticket, visitors will get to try barbecue and a side from each of the five participating restaurants. Find advance discount tickets at https://goldminebbq. eventbrite.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/400517 034084342/
Day-of tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children. All proceeds support Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site.
In addition to the barbecue, the site will continue to offer underground tours, panning for gold, the stamp mill, walking trails, the museum all for free except for panning ($3 plus tax per pan). Food will be available 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.