Local arts & entertainment news Oct. 3-9
‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ Fundraiser
7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12
“Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” an intimate collection of monologues and ensemble pieces by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, is returning to the Lee Street Theatre stage after six years, along with the original cast who performed it. This special production is also a joint fundraiser with Lee Street Theatre and Novant-Rowan Regional Medical Center. Honor survivors, memorialize someone or show support of anyone touched by cancer by visiting participating merchants to make a $10 donation with the purchase of a miniature pink dress.
Performances will be at Lee Street Theatre. Visit leestreet.org for tickets or call 704-310-5507.
Manhattan Short Film Festival wraps up
Join the crowd Sept. 26 -Oct. 6 when more than 100,000 film lovers in over 350 cities across six continents gather in cinemas, museums and universities for one purpose… to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd AnnualManhattan Short Film Festival. For ages 18 and up. See ManhattanShort.com for details or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8232.
Celebrate nature at the Butterfly Release
2 p.m. Oct. 6
One of Hurley Park’s most popular events is the Butterfly Release. Learn about Monarch butterflies and other butterfly species, their migration, and milkweed (their host plant). Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find a good seat as the release happens quickly. Food trucks will be available for food purchase.
For more information, call Hurley Park at 704-638-4459 or email Danelle.Cutting@salisburync.gov
Elvis returns (again) to Lexington
7 p.m. Oct. 5
LEXINGTON — “Elvis Back in Lexington” show, Edward C. Smith Civic Center, with two versions of Elvis and a gospel quartet.
Elvis Presley himself made an unexpected appearance in Lexington at the YMCA in 1956, which set up a return by “The King” three years ago when the Broadway-style tour, “Elvis ’56,” stopped in Lexington to commemorate his original tour.
The Oct. 5 event will be headlined by Travis Powell, a well-known Elvis tribute artist and Shelby native and winner of a national Elvis tribute contests in 2013 and 2016.
Opening for Powell is Taylor Vaden of nearby King, portraying a younger Elvis.
Tickets $25-$59 at www.VisitLexingtonNC.com