(5-23) Local arts & entertainment news May 23-29
Jan McCanless, booksigning at Mean Mug
Noon-2 p.m. May 25: Jan McCanless, author of ‘The Opera House Murders,’ 15th book by award-winning author. Books available at Mean Mug. Mean Mug Coffee Co 110 N. Main St.
Friends of RPL present Wiley Cash
6:30 p.m. May 30, Trinity Oaks
New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash will be the speaker at the Friends of Rowan Public Library Annual General Meeting.
Held at Trinity Oaks Retirement, a book-signing and reception follow.
You must be a member of the Friends to attend. Memberships may be purchased ahead of time or onsite and begin at $10 a year for an individual membership. When the event space reaches capacity, doors will be closed. Seating is first come, first served.
Opening of CFA exhibit on hand sewing, plus talk
6-8 p.m., May 24
As part of CFA’s programming for “Shiloh Rules,” a collection of mostly hand sewn garments and accessories will be on display.
Some of the seamstresses will be on hand to answer questions.
At 7 p.m., Janet Pyatt of The Backcountry Peddlar will speak on “A Living History Mercantile.”
At Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org
Hot Wheels Legend Tour
8 a.m. to noon Sunday
Traveling Vending Machine + Play Truck coming to the Salisbury Walmart Parking Lot, 323 S. Arlington St.
For the first time ever, Hot Wheels is taking its Legends Tour experience to the Salisbury Walmart store parking lot. There will be a gaming console, Hot Wheels track play station and the vending machine giving fans a chance to win a promotional Hot Wheels die-cast car not sold in stores.
To follow all the pitstops for the Traveling Vending Machine + Play Truck, check out www.walmart.com\hotwheelslegends
Sign up for Nazareth Fun Fest’s Cornhole Tournament and Car Show
ROCKWELL — The 113th annualNazareth Child & Family Connection Fun Fest has added a corn hole tournament to this year’s event. Entry fee is $10 per player for the tournament that begins at 11 a.m. on June 1.
The two-person teams will be determined in a blind draw of entrants. Registration for the tournament can be made at Nazareth Child & Family Connection web site or http://bit.ly/2WKpROC.
23rd Annual Fun Fest Benefit Car Show
Registration is 8 a.m.-11 a.m.; judging by entrants is 10 a.m.-noon; awards are presented at 2 p.m.
All Proceeds Benefit Nazareth Child & Family Connection
Dash plaques for first 100 entrants and a free shirt to all who pre-register.
Nazareth Child & Family Connection, 725 Crescent Road
To learn more about the festival, the live music and how to register to win a free car or cash, visit https://www.nazcfc.org/
Charlotte Squawks 15: ‘Quackceañera’
May 30-June 23
CHARLOTTE — Join Charlotte Squawks this year, to celebrate “Quackceañera.” That’s right, 15 years of funny. What is Charlotte Squawks? It’s Saturday Night Live meets Broadway meets our beloved Queen City. The creative team of Mike Collins and Brian Kahn collaborate with the area’s most talented performers to make fun of pop-culture, sports, life and politics.
At the Booth Playhouse, 130 N Tryon St.
Tickets start at $24.50 at https://tix.carolinatix.org/