Local arts & entertainment news May 9-15
Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 9, 2019
Kristy Woodson Harvey booksigning
11 a.m. May 11
Kristy Woodson Harvey is back with another perfect summer/beach read with “The Southern Side Of Paradise.” Meet her at South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., on Saturday.
Rowan Museum History Club presents ‘Davie County Heroes’
7 p.m. May 14
Davie County has a shared history with Rowan County until its creation from Rowan in 1836. Many famous people in Rowan County’s lore — including Daniel Boone — called land that is now in Davie County home. Marcia Phillips will highlight many of these people and bring us up to date with some of Davie County’s modern heroes.
A 30-minute presentation followed by a question and answer period is held in the Messinger Room of the Rowan Museum. The Rowan History Club is open to those interested in the history of Rowan County. There are no dues or admission fees, and refreshments are served.
202 N. Main St., second floor, accessed by elevator or stairs. Use the side back door of the museum.
For more information, call 704-633-5946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Rush Days annual Arts & Craft Festival
10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11
HISTORIC GOLD HILL — Ten village shops wifll be open, along with Mama T’s Restaurant, food vendors, gold panning and live music.
Historic Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. see www.goldhillnc.com
Group Gold Hill Bike Ride set for May 25
GOLD HILL — The 20th Annual Group Gold Hill Bike Ride is on May 25 features 100k, 50k and 25k loops throughout the scenic country roads of Rowan and Stanly counties. Registered riders receive pre-ride home baked pastries and coffee, on course support, and a post-ride lunch with door prizes. Day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the E.H. Montgomery General Store; riders at 9 a.m.
Registration is $25 via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/20th-annual-group-gold-hill-bike-ride-tickets-57217467987?ref=eios;
Or by check payable to Gold Hill Preservation Society;
Or day-of, bring a completed rider registration form and cash or check with you.
Parking at Gold Hill UMC, 770 St. Stephens Church Road.
Find additional info at www.historicgoldhill.com
Proceeds of the ride support the Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society.
Spring into Arts Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11
CONCORD — This annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord showcases and promotes visual and performing arts.
Held on Union Street. 704-784-4208, www.concorddowntown.com
Annual Race City Festival Street Fair
9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11
MOORESVILLE — The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce hosts fun for the whole family at Race City Festival, a Celebration of Mooresville Arts & Culture.
There will be a food truck festival, an international food court, live music on stage, dance performers, chain saw art, more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, kids activities and more.
Held at Main and Broad Streets downtown.
Learn more at lakenorman.mooresvillenc.org
Improv Charlotte on Friday
8 p.m. May 10
CHARLOTTE — At Free Range Brewing, 2320 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Proceeds for all shows go to local charities. April- June proceeds benefit Classroom Central. We will also be collecting school supply donations at our shows.