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Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Arts calendar

This week

Brand New Opry: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Hosted by bluegrass musician 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. $15. Tickets available anytime online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, in person or by phone, 704-920-2753.

“’Twas the Night Before Christmas”: Dec. 5-23, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Regional premiere of a new play about a mouse, an elf and spunky little girl. Directed by Craig Spradley; stars John Snell, Jonathan M. Ewart, Anna Ruth Morrison, Mike Curtis and Cheryl Opel. Details: www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. For tickets call 704-788-2405.

Choral Academy Christmas concert: 11 a.m. Dec. 7, Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord. The Choral Academy’s three age-based youth choirs present a free program of music for the community. For more information about the concert or about scheduling a voice placement interview for your child for second semester, call Gary Shive, choral director, at 704-425-7447 or visit www.choralacademy.org.

Art exhibitions/sales: “Shop Seagrove and Piedmont Pottery” and “Soft Focus” run through Dec. 19 at The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, Concord. Santa will visit 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 18. “Shop Seagrove and Piedmont Pottery” includes clay pieces by 10 potters/potteries from the Seagrove and Piedmont areas of North Carolina. “Soft Focus” features work by 15 artists embracing impressionistic techniques and the moderating effects of time and memory. The Galleries are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; closed Nov. 24-Dec. 1. Details: www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or 704-920-2787.

Cabarrus Art Guild exhibition: Through December at Brick Wall Gallery, The Depot, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. The Cabarrus Art Guild’s annual judged art show features 2D art, 3D visual art, photography, digitally altered photography and fiber art. Five prizes totaling $425 will be presented at a reception. Details: www.cabarrusartguild.org.

Art exhibition: Through Dec. 12 at Sundae Art Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Concord. Display of works by 15 artists. Gallery open 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. For details visit www.sundaeartgallery.com or email andreacsowle@gmail.com.

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

Coming up

Auditions for “Summer and Smoke”: Dec. 8-10, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Adults only will audition Dec. 8-9, and children Dec. 10. Roles available for eight females and nine males ranging in age from children to senior adults. The Tennessee Williams classic directed by Heather Wilson-Bowlby will be performed Feb. 6-23. For more information, including detailed character descriptions, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Christmas choral concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St., Kannapolis, and 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N, Concord. The Piedmont Choral Society will be accompanied by an orchestra as it presents Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” The program also will include favorite Christmas carols. The group is directed by Joe Judge and accompanied by Carol Link Soles. Details: call 704-699-6053 or email kayy2000@gmail.com.

Exhibition opening: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13, Sundae Art Gallery, upstairs at 21 Union St. S., Concord. New show featuring works by 16 local artists including oil, acrylic, photography, pastel, ceramics and sculpture. Details: 704-651-4683 or www.sundaeartgallery.com.

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

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’d get something like this contemporary variety show. This fast-moving big show will feature ragtime piano, country, gospel, folk, acoustic, R&B and alternative music and even an a cappella barbershop quartet along with family-friendly vaudeville and humor. The cast will be 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; and Jordan Minor, banjo, guitar, vocals. Michael Knox hosts. Tickets are $12, available online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, in person or by phone, 704-920-2753. Cabarrus Arts Council

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