Arts calendar
Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Arts calendar

This week

Earth Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12, Trashed Studio, 35 Union St. S., Concord. Celebrate Earth Day and Trashed Studio’s grand opening in its new location with fun and free activities. 704-791-7447;

Song Writers Circle: 6-8 p.m. April 14, Music N’ More, 706 Church St. N., Concord. Family-friendly and fun for all ages. Open mike night for all types of musicians. Free coffee. Details: email or call 704-782-6013.

Adult Painting Class: 7-9 p.m. April 17, Sundae Art Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Concord. Students bring a beverage and snack of their choice, and everything else is provided. See the current project and register at

411 Community Read: Through April 21. The Cabarrus County Public Library is hosting a variety of events in conjunction with the four-county “411 Community Read” program centering on the book “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore.” Variety of activities for all ages include book discussions, art and Lego contests, movies and talks by author Robin Sloan.

Exhibition, “The Orient Express”: Through May 22, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free group exhibition of artwork representing Orientalism and its influence on contemporary art and craft. Works by 16 artists: Margaret Agner, Jim Connell, Kim Dills, Ingrid Erickson, C. Shana Gregor, Michael Hamlin-Smith, Marcia Jestaedt, Matt Kelleher, Po-Wen Liu, Betty Helen Longhi, Kathleen Master, Gillian Parke, Lee Sipe, Timothy Sullivan, Karen James Swing and Yuko Nogami Taylor. Closed April 18-27. 704-920-2787;

“Concord on Canvas” display: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through April 14, Cabarrus Art Council atrium, 65 Union St. S., Concord. View the paintings created by the grade-level winners for the high school division of the recent “Concord on Canvas” event. Cabarrus Arts Council, 704-920-2787; Concord Downtown Development Corp., 704-784-4208.

Exhibition, Sundae Art Gallery: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundae Art Gallery, upstairs, 21 Union St. S., Concord. Show featuring works by 16 local artists including oil, acrylic, photography, pastel, ceramics and sculpture. 704-651-4683;

Exhibition, The Guild Gallery and Gift Shop: 11 Union St. S., Concord. The Cabarrus Art Guild’s new studio and exhibition space for local artists features works in a variety of media and a gift shop containing pottery, baskets, jewelry, small paintings and stained glass.

Coming up

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival: Noon-4 p.m. April 26, downtown Kannapolis. Free festival that lets visual artists and performers participate for free. Last year’s festivals included oil painters, jugglers, woodworkers, magicians, jewelry makers, musicians, pottery makers, live painting, writers and metal workers. Email for information or to register as an artist.

John McCutcheon: May 2, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S, Concord. Johnny Cash declared John McCutcheon to be “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” Master of a dozen traditional instruments he has made 30 recordings, earning seven Grammy nominations. Tickets are $27, available anytime online at and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at the Davis Theatre Box Office in person or by phone, 704-920-2753.

Spring into Arts Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3, downtown Concord. Juried art show, street perfomers and creative activities for children at this free family-friendly festival. Call 704-784-4208 or visit

Film Screening, McLintock: 7 p.m. May 22, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Cattle baron George Washington McLintock fights his wife, his daughter and political land-grabbers, finally “taming” them all in this Western comedy with “Taming of the Shrew” overtones. The 1963 film stars John Wayne, his son Patrick, Maureen O’Hara and Stefanie Powers. For more information, call 704-920-2787 or visit

Playwriting contest: Deadline June 9. The Old Courthouse Theatre’s second annual 10-Minute Playwrighting Contest is open to Carolinas residents. Entries may be any genre but must incorporate the overall theme of “thrift shop.” They must not have been staged previously and should be rated “G” or “PG.” For information and a complete list of rules, visit

Art Walk, Downtown Concord: 6-9 p.m. June 20, downtown Concord. Art Walk includes visual art displays, live music and artist demonstrations. Featured will be the opening reception for The Galleries’ “Comic Relief” exhibition. Download a map listing all the stops after June16. Details: 704-920-2787;

Film Screening, “The Drummond Will”: 9 p.m. June 20, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free screening of 2010 British comedy about two estranged city-boy brothers, one a charismatic optimist and the other a whiny corporate sellout. They return to the countryside for their father’s funeral and find themselves on a surprisingly dangerous quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his very unlikely wealth. 704-920-2787;; or

Compiled by the Cabarrus Arts Council

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