Local arts & entertainment news Nov. 14-20
52nd annual Southern Christmas Show opens today
CHARLOTTE — The 52nd annual Southern Christmas Show, the largest holiday show in North America, returns to Charlotte Nov. 14-24, with more than 450 vendors.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
Tickets at the door $15 adults / $4 children ages 6-12. On-site parking $8.
The show will be held at The Park Expo and Conference Center. www.southernchristmasshow.com
Final weekend : ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’
7:30 p.m Nov. 14-16
St. Thomas Players, in collaboration with Lee Street theatre, winds up its run of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” tonight through Saturday, Nov. 14-16.
The cast includes Kurt Corriher, Mary Ann McCubbin and Jonathan Coarsey.
A play with the names “Vanya,” “Sonia,” and “Masha” in the title might lead one to expect a Russian play or at least a play with Russian overtones. The joke is on you. This absurdist comedy — “Chekov in a blender” — is bursting with insider theater jokes, but everyone will be tickled by the comedy throughout.
Tickets available at leestreet.org or 704-310-5507 or at the door, 329 N Lee St.
RPL Book Talk at RPL South: David Freeze
7-8 p.m. Nov. 18
CHINA GROVE — Local author, and fitness enthusiast David Freeze will share photos and stories from his latest solo biking adventure from Nevada to Alaska.
South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, 704-216-8228, www.rowancountync.gov
Uncensored Poetic but Real
Nov. 15 • 8-11:30 p.m.
$10.00 – $35.00 An open mic that is sure to make you think and may cause you to feel something. Vibes, 1024 South Fulton Street, Salisbury 7047272007 www.eventbrite.com
100 Innes street pop up sale/ art happening/sidewalk chalk artist competition
Nov. 15, Nov. 16 • 5-8 p.m.
Free Come out and unleash your inner artist. The merchants of the 100 block of Innes street are hosting a pop up sale/art happening . 100 BLOCK WEST INNES ST., 119 west Innes street, Salisbury 704-870-8981
Next Thursday: Living in Gratitude Art Show
Nov. 21 • 6-8 pm
Art work created in a special class for Trinity Living Center, taught by Shane Manier. Sponsored by Center for Faith & the Arts. Light refreshments and hot chocolate. Held at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 110 N Main St. Info 704-647-0999 or www.faithart.org