Christmas Concert, Piedmont Choral Society – 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 Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” The program also will include favorite Christmas carols. The group is directed by Joe Judge and accompanied by Carol Link Soles. For more information, call 704-699-6053 or email email@example.com.Christmas Concert, Piedmont Prime Time Community Band – 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Living Water 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-along. The program will include music by Bach, Whitacre, Bilik, Anderson and Wasson as well as traditional Christmas carols and other seasonal music. Vocal soloist Jennifer Pettigrew, a music student at Catawba College, will be featured. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Song Writers Circle – 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16, Music N’ More, 706 Church St. 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 email@example.com or call 704-782-6013. Community Theater, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – Through Dec. 22, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Regional premiere of a new play by Kenwig about a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl. Directed by Craig Spradley, the production stars John Snell, Jonathan M. Ewart, Anna Ruth Morrison, Mike Curtis and Cheryl Opel. For more information, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. Buy tickets by phone at 704-788-2405. Exhibition, “Saving an Icon” – Through Dec. 19, Concord Museum, 65 Union St. S., Concord. View more than 40 historical images of the courthouse and see artifacts including an original clock face, judge’s chair, renovation blueprints, numerous scrapbooks, artistic renderings of Cabarrus County’s first and second courthouses and a clay scale reproduction of the historic 1876 courthouse created by artist Lin Barnhardt. The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Details: 704-920-2465. Exhibition, The Guild Gallery and Gift Shop – 11 Union St. S., Concord. The Cabarrus Arts Guild’s new studio and exhibition space for local artists features works in a variety of media. Visit www.cabarrusartguild.org for more information. Exhibition, Cabarrus Art Guild – 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. The show will be up until January. Visit www.cabarrusartguild.org for more information. Santa Visiting the Galleries – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 18, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Meet Santa and do your last minute shopping. The Galleries are featuring pottery from the Seagrove and Piedmont areas of North Carolina as well as other handcrafted items. Details: 704-920-2787 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. 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 fast-moving 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 Michael Knox, host. Tickets cost $12, available online at www.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. Painting Class, Sundae Art Gallery – 7-9 p.m. Dec. 19, Sundae Art Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Concord. Participants will paint a snow scene in this class for adults. For information or to register, visit www.sundaeartgallery.com. Exhibition, “Human Nature” – Jan. 21-March. 13, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Group invitational featuring works depicting figures and landscapes in a variety of media. For information call 704-920-2787 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. Davis Theatre, “Brand New Opry” – 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 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 cost $15, available online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the Davis Theatre box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in person or by phone at 704-920-2753. “On Stage at the Davis,” Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues – 8 p.m. Feb. 8, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. He moved to Chicago, where Muddy Waters hired him. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. He then moved to Los Angeles and produced “Soul Train” with his friend Don Cornelius. He played bass on the “Sanford & Son” television show and played bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King. Arnold’s band is Joe Jones, bass and vocals; Austin Brashier, guitar and vocals; Max Hightower, keyboards, harmonica, guitar and vocals; Tez Sherard, drums and vocals; and Arnold, vocals, bass and gas can guitars. Tickets are $25, available online at www.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. Davis Theatre, Carolina Gator Gumbo – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. This Cajun and Creole band has been bringing the festive music from southwest Louisiana to the Carolinas since the early 1990s. They have sought and studied Cajun/Creole music, dance and culture throughout the Southeast and love to spread the infectious joy found in the music from the bayou. Carolina Gator Gumbo members are Jean Prewitt, accordion and vocals; Don Cowan, guitar; Carole Outwater, bass and vocals; and Trent Van Blaricom, fiddle. Tickets are $13, available online at www.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.
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
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