Davis Theatre, Chic Gamine: Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S. Chic Gamine’s fresh new “soulful nouveau-pop” sound has earned them multiple Juno Awards, the Canadian version of the Grammy, and a worldwide audience at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. With tight harmonies and hip-shaking beats, these four women and one man could be straight out of Motown until you throw in the curveball of French pop and four rotating lead singers. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. Tickets also are available at the Davis Theatre Box Office, weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in person or by phone, 704-920-2753.Concert, Piedmont Choral Society: Oct. 20, 3 p.m., Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union Street N., Concord. The 50-voiced Piedmont Choral Society will present its fourth annual “Old Fashioned Hymn Sing” featuring older, traditional, beloved hymns and anthems, as well as the stories behind the hymns. Select choir members will present special music, and audience hymn requests will be honored. Joe Judge is the director of the group. A reception will follow. Please bring canned food for the Cooperative Christian Ministry to help feed the hungry in our community. For more information, email email@example.com or call 704-699-6053. Community Theatre, Hello Dolly: Through Oct. 20, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord. It is the turn of the 20th century and Dolly Levi is a matchmaker, among many other jobs, and Dolly has been hired by Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, to find him a wife. Dolly soon decides she should be his wife and sets about a plan to get Vandergelder to reach the same conclusion. Hello, Dolly! was the winner of 10 Tony awards during its initial 1964 Broadway run, including Best Musical. The Old Courthouse Theatre production is directed by Tommy Foster with musical direction by Stephanie Campbell. For more information, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or call 704-788-2405. Song Writers Circle: Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m., Music N’ More, 706 Church Street N, Concord. Family friendly and fun for all ages, the Song Writers Circle is an open mic night for all types of musicians. Enjoy some local music and free coffee. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-782-6013. Exhibition, Around the World: Brick Wall Gallery, The Depot, 325 McGill Avenue NW, Concord. Group exhibition featuring works depicting subjects from around the world by members of the Cabarrus Art Guild. For more information about the guild, visit www.cabarrusartguild.org. Art Exhibition: Downtown Brick Wall Gallery, The Underground Art Connection, 11 Union Street S, Concord. Artwork by members of the Cabarrus Art Guild. For more information about the guild, visit www.cabarrusartguild.org. Art Classes: Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 19 and 26, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Harrisburg town hall, Harrisburg. Young Master’s Painters Painting Classes are for ages 5-16. Students will paint with acrylic on canvas. For more information or to register, visit www.harrisburgnc.org or call 704-455-7275. Film, The Moleman of Belmont Avenue: Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord. Modern Film Fest at the Davis presents a free screening of a scary movie for Halloween. The Mugg brothers’ slacker ways have run the building they inherited from their mother into the ground. The tenants are moving out, no one but them and their friends drinks at the bar on the ground floor, and the building’s pets are going missing. Now, there seems to be a monster living in the basement. The film has not been rated; Modern Film Fest estimates it would receive an “R” for drug use, language and adult themes. Caution is advised. Visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or call 704-920-ARTS (2787) for more information. Concert, Windsong Recorder Consort: Oct. 27, 3 p.m., New Gilead Reformed Church, 2400 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, Concord. The community is invited to a free concert of music played on recorders, flute-like instruments of various sizes. The program, “Music Through the Years,” will include music from the Renaissance, the Civil War era and patriotic tunes. Members of the consort are Carol Hinson, Jon Hutchinson, Melanie Misenheimer, Cathy Perez, Doris Rogers, Gwen Sembroski, Jennifer Shatley, Barry Sherlock, Nancy Sloop, and Karen Whitley. For more information, call Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508. Community Theatre, Veronica’s Room: Oct. 25-Nov. 2, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord. Old Courthouse Theatre’s third annual Halloween special event/fundraiser is a chilling mystery thriller that explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Written by Ira Levin, author of Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives, the Old Courthouse Theatre production is directed by Mike Curtis and features Pam Hunt, Craig Spradley, Taylor Wagner and Jake Whaley. Veronica’s Room is rated PG-13; it contains adult themes and language. For more information, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or call 704-788-2405. Children’s Concert, Piedmont Prime Time Community Band: Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m., Gem Theatre, 111 W. 1st Street, Kannapolis. The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s sixth annual children’s concert will include musical selections from all eight Harry Potter films; a Disney classic and works by John Williams, Eric Whitacre and Frank Ticheli. A video presentation will accompany some selections. For more information, email the director, Dr. Larry Marks, at email@example.com. Gallery Open House, Jennie Martin Tomlin Gallery: Nov. 3, 2-6 p.m., Jennie Martin Tomlin Gallery, 316 Hillcrest Drive, Harrisburg. “Stand Up, Gentlemen, and Take a Bow” features works by four men: Tommy Craig, watercolor and pastel painter; Joe Luther, woodturner; Barry Moore, photographer; and Keith Pavey, oil and acrylic painter. Come by and meet these wonderful artists and see their work. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Davis Theatre, Jim Avett: Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord. Affable singer-songwriter and guitarist Avett sings and tells stories like he’s inviting the audience on to his front porch. His show is a combination of beloved country tunes, his original ballads and the stories he uses to introduce them. The father of Scott and Seth of The Avett Brothers, he put music on the back burner to raise his family and now is in demand at festivals and listening rooms all over the country. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased anytime online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre Box Office, Monday-Friday,10 a.m.-4 p.m., in person or by phone, 704-920-2753. Concert, Piedmont Choral Society: Nov. 10, 3 p.m., Pitts Baptist Church, 140 Pitts School Road, Concord. The 50-voiced Piedmont Choral Society will present its fourth annual“Old Fashioned Hymn Sing” featuring older, traditional, beloved hymns and anthems, as well as the stories behind the hymns. Select choir members will present special music, and audience hymn requests will be honored. Joe Judge is the director of the group. A reception will follow. Please bring canned food for the Cooperative Christian Ministry to help feed the hungry in our community. For more information, email email@example.com or call 704-699-6053. Art Walk: Nov. 22, 6-9 p.m., downtown Concord and beyond. Enjoy visual art displays and entertainment all over downtown Concord. Come early and participate in the City of Concord’s tree lighting festivities. The Art Walk will feature the opening reception for the Soft Focus and Shop Seagrove and Piedmont Pottery shows at The Galleries in the Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse, 65 Union Street S. Download a map at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org after Nov. 15. For more information, call 704-920-ARTS (2787). Film Screening, “Lloyd the Conqueror”: Nov. 22, 9 p.m., Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord. Free screening of comedy that has received rave reviews at film festivals. Lloyd and his fellow students’ video gaming and partying have put them in danger of losing their student funding. To save their mediocre academic careers, the guys enter a dark pact with their medieval literature teacher who needs fresh victims to claim another Grand Championship in the imaginary world of Demons and Dwarves. Seating is first-come, first served, and tickets are not required. For more information, visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.lloydtheconqueror.com or call 704-920-ARTS (2787). Davis Theatre, Brand New Opry: Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord. Hosted by bluegrass master Jeff Whittington on banjo, the Brand New Opry features John Culbreath, fiddle; Pete Corum, bass; Mike Wood, guitar; and Jason Wood, mandolin. The veteran performers all play multiple instruments and sing, so you never know what will happen on stage, but you can be sure it will be toe-tapping entertainment. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased 24 hours a day online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre Box Office Monday-Friday,10 a.m.-4 p.m., in person or by phone, 704-920-2753. Christmas Concert, Piedmont Prime Time Community Band: Dec. 15, 4 p.m., Living Waters Church of God, 166 N Little Texas Road, Kannapolis. The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s 12th annual Christmas concert will include yuletide favorites and an audience sing-a-long. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Davis Theatre, The Fuzzbucket Music Company: Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, Concord. Merge The Ed Sullivan Show, The Grand Ole Opry and Prairie Home Companion and you will get this contemporary version of the variety show. This big show will feature ragtime piano, country gospel, folk, acoustic, R&B, alternative and even an a cappella barbershop quartet along with family-friendly vaudeville and humor. The cast will include David Domingo, vocals, guitar, bass guitar; Ethan Uslan, piano; Jaimie Jollie, drums and percussion; Jim Cooper, vocals, 12-string guitar; Lynne Moody, vocals, piano; Miri Lynn Stirewalt, vocals; Marty DeJarnette, lead guitar; Shane Manier, poet; Jordan Minor, banjo, guitar, vocals; and Michel Knox, host. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre Box Office Monday-Friday,10 a.m.-4 p.m., in person or by phone, 704-920-2753.
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
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