Local arts & entertainment news July 11-17
PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘Annie’ – Opens Tonight!
Some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written. Tickets $12-14.
At the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
July 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.
July 14 and 20 at 2:30 p.m.
RPL Book Talk features NC author Mark de Castrique
July 15 at 6:30 p.m.
The author of 18 books and a current resident of Charlotte, de Castrique will headline a Rowan Public Library Book Talk on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Stanback Auditorium at RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.
The Rowan Public Library Book Talk is part of summer reading programming. More info at Abigail.Hardison@rowancountync.gov or 704-216-8248.
Chavis Lipscomb’s: No Common Sense
July 11 at 8 p.m.
See Chavis live to answer the question of Why I have No Common Sense. At Go Burrito, 115 W Fisher St, 704-754-4755. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com
City Parks & Rec hosts Movies in the Park
July 12 at 9 p.m. at City Park, 316 Lake Drive: Shrek. Bring a chair or blanket. www.salisburync.gov/play
This Week’s Discover Fun in Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS — pic • July 9-14 at 7 p.m.: Kannapolis Intimidators Home Games v Greensboro Grasshoppers. Tickets at IntimidatorsBaseball.com.
Fireworks follow the July 13 game.
• TODAY 1 p.m. July 11: Children’s Theatre: Wizard of Oz, in Veterans Park
• TONIGHT 6-9 p.m. July 11: The Band of Oz, Veterans Park
• July 12 at 8:45 p.m.: Movie in the Park – Secret Life of Pets, Village Park
• July 13 at 7 p.m.: Stories Under the Stars – Professor Whizzpop, Kannapolis Library
Concord hosts Movies on Means — July 18 at 8:30 p.m. in Downtown Concord on Means Ave.: The Little Mermaid.
6th annual Dragon Boat Festival
Deadline to register a team is July 19
Volunteers get refreshments and free T-shirt for helping out.
Find info for both at rowanchamberdragonboat.org
Event date: July 27 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
30 teams compete on High Rock Lake, sponsored by Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.
Cheerwine, food vendors, Salisbury-based breweries and vineyards, entertainment, Drummer’s Parade, raffle.
Shrine Club on High Rock Lake, 6480 Long Ferry Road.
Free to attend; no pets, coolers or outside food.
‘A ’Bury Home Companion’ returns
Aug 24, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third year, Kent Bernhardt and Kay Peeler host an all new edition of comedy with a hilarious cast of misfits, characters and performers along with talented new musical groups.
Acts this year include the Hall Sisters, pianist Jacob Kluttz, Eli Yacinthe and Sara Claire King, The Moonglows, the ‘Bury Home Band’ led by Vivian Hopkins and the hilarious ‘Bury Home Players.
Choose from two performances on Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m. matineé or 7:30 p.m. evening performance. All tickets are $45 each. Learn more at salisburysymphony.org