(5-23) Local arts & entertainment news May 23-29

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 23, 2019

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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

June 1

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

Car show registration is $20 at https://bit.ly/2RIjDzq. With questions email btrexler@nazcfc.org.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/

Charlotte Squawks 15: Saturday Night Live meets Broadway meets the Queen City

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