Cabarrus arts calendar
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Cabarrus arts calendar

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Compiled by the Cabarrus Arts Council

This Week

Children’s Concert, Piedmont Prime Time Community Band: 10 a.m. Nov. 2, Gem Theatre, 111 W. 1st St., 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. Details: Email director Larry Marks at markslaurence@yahoocom.

Community theater, “Veronica’s Room”: Through Nov. 2, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. The theater group’s third annual Halloween special event/fundraiser is a mystery thriller that explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. It’s 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. Tickets:; 704-788-2405.

Gallery open house, Jennie Martin Tomlin Gallery: 2-6 p.m. Nov. 3, Jennie Martin Tomlin Gallery, 316 Hillcrest Drive, Harrisburg. “Stand Up, Gentlemen, and Take a Bow” features works by Tommy Craig, watercolor and pastel painter; Joe Luther, woodturner; Barry Moore, photographer; and Keith Pavey, oil and acrylic painter. Meet the artists and see their work. Details:

Song Writers Circle: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4, Music N’ More, 706 Church St. N., Concord. Family-friendly and fun for all ages, the Song Writers Circle is an open-mike night for all types of musicians. Enjoy some local music and free coffee. Details:; 704-782-6013.

Art classes: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Nov. 19 and 26, Harrisburg Town Hall, Harrisburg. Young Masters Painters Painting Classes are for ages 5-16. Students will paint with acrylic on canvas. For details or to register, visit or call 704-455-7275.

Exhibition, “Around the World”: Brick Wall Gallery, The Depot, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. Group exhibition featuring works depicting subjects from around the world by members of the Cabarrus Art Guild. For information about the guild, visit

Art Exhibition: Downtown Brick Wall Gallery, The Underground Art Connection, 11 Union St. S., Concord. Artwork by members of the Cabarrus Art Guild. For more information about the guild, visit

Art exhibition: Through Dec. 12, Sundae Art Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Concord. Works by 15 artists. The gallery is open 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. Details: Visit or email

Painting classes, Sundae Art Gallery: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sundae Art Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Concord. “Bring Your Own Bottle Painting Class” and receive expert instruction as you paint with friends. Bottle can be beer, wine, tea, water – whatever you want. For information or to register, visit or email

Coming Up

Davis Theatre, Jim Avett: 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Affable singer-songwriter and guitarist sings and tells stories as though he’s inviting the audience onto 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, available anytime online at and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the Davis Theatre box office, in person or by phone, 704-920-2753.

Concert, Piedmont Choral Society: 3 p.m. Nov. 10, Pitts Baptist Church, 140 Pitts School Road, Concord. The 50-voiced choral group 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. Reception afterward. Bring canned food for the Cooperative Christian Ministry to help feed the hungry in our community. For details email or call 704-699-6053.

Art Walk: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 22, downtown Concord and beyond. Visual art displays and entertainment all over downtown Concord. Come early and participate in 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 Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, 65 Union St. S. Download a map at after Nov. 15. Details: 704-920-2787.

Film Screening, “Lloyd the Conqueror”: 9 p.m. Nov. 22, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. 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; tickets aren’t required. Details:;; 704-920-2787.

Davis Theatre, Brand New Opry – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. 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. Tickets $15, available anytime online at and at the Davis Theatre Box Office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, in person or by phone, 704-920-2753.

Christmas Concert, Piedmont Prime Time Community Band: 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Living Waters Church of God, 166 N. Little Texas Road, Kannapolis. The band’s 12th annual Christmas concert will include yuletide favorites and an audience sing-along. For more information, email

Davis Theatre, The Fuzzbucket Music Company: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Merge “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Grand Ole Opry” and “Prairie Home Companion” and you 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. Cast includes 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, available anytime online at and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the Davis Theatre Box Office, in person or by phone, 704-920-2753.

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