Arts calendar, Aug. 17: Song Writers Circle at Music N’ More in Concords
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Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Arts calendar, Aug. 17: Song Writers Circle at Music N’ More in Concords

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    - CABARRUS ARTS COUNCIL
    “Stone Mountain Trout Stream,” an acrylic painting by Elizabeth Bradford of Davidson, is part of “Into the Woods,” a new exhibition opening Aug.18 at The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord.
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    - CABARRUS ARTS COUNCIL
    “Pine Cathedral,” a serigraph by Debbie Littledeer of Burnsville, is part of the “Into the Woods” show, which features nature-inspired artworks in a variety of mediums.
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    Dottie Moore - COURTESY OF CABARRUS ARTS COUNCIL
    “Center of the Earth,” is by quilt artist Dottie Moore of Rock Hill. Her work is included in Cabarrus Art Council’s “Into the Woods” exhibition, which runs through Oct. 9.

This week

Exhibition, ‘Into the Woods’: Aug.18-Oct. 9, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S, Concord. The Galleries’ new group exhibition features nature-inspired artworks including woodland animals, works of wood and landscapes by 15 artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. The Galleries also will be open for the downtown Concord Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22. The Galleries will be closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 for Labor Day. 704-920-2787; www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Song Writers Circle: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 19, 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 local music and free coffee. Details: Email caleb@mnmshop.com or call 704-782-6013.

Union Street Live, Lakeside Drive Band: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 21, Means Avenue, Concord. Free outdoor concert by versatile band that plays beach, rhythm and blues, funk, soul disco and oldies. Details: 704-784-4208; www.concorddowntown.com; www.lakesidedriveband.com.

Concord Art Walk: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22, downtown Concord. Enjoy visual displays and entertainment all over downtown Concord. Featured will be the opening reception for “Into the Woods,” the new exhibition at The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Download a map at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org. Details: 704-920-2787.

Stories Under the Stars, Steve Langley: 7 p.m. Aug. 23, Kannapolis Branch Library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. Storyteller Steve Langley will present a program of stories with juggling and magic. www.cityofkannapolis.com/summerevents.

Musical Opportunity: The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band is seeking new participants for its upcoming season. The band is a performance-oriented nonprofit organization of volunteer musicians. The first rehearsal is Sept. 11. www.primetimeband.org.

Exhibition, Sundae Art Gallery: Ongoing, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundae Art Gallery, upstairs at 21 Union St. S., Concord. Show will feature works by 16 local artists including oil, acrylic, photography, pastel, ceramics and sculpture. Details: 704-651-4683 or www.sundaeartgallery.com.

Summer Open Exhibit: Through Sept. 12, The Guild Gallery and Gift Shop, 11 Union St. S., Concord. Cabarrus Art Guild show displays a variety of artwork by members. Check out the gift shop, which offers pottery, baskets, jewelry, small paintings and stained glass. Details: visit www.cabarrusartguild.org.

Recycled art: Trashed Studio offers classes in which children and adults create works of art from recycled materials on an ongoing basis. Details: call 704-791-7447, email info@trashedstudio.com or visit www.trashedstudio.com.

Davis Theatre tickets on sale: Tickets for all 2014-15 Davis Theatre performances are on sale online and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Coming up

Book discussion, ‘The Memory of Old Jack’: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 2, Concord Main Library, 27 Union St. N. First of the “Affirming Aging” series, a “Let’s Talk About It” program sponsored by the Cabarrus County Public Library and Concord Friends of the Library. The series offers scholar-led discussions of five books; Sept. 2 session led by Roxanne Newton. The books capture the hard truths that come with growing old: the surprise of seeing a wrinkled face and the anger at not being able to do what was once easy. Each novel in the series takes a look at shared histories, dependency and the humbling experiences that come when the body wears but the mind remains lively. 704-920-2050.

Book discussion, ‘Having Our Say’: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 16, Concord Main Library, 27 Union St. N. Part of the “Affirming Aging” series, this discussion of the book by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany will be led by Lynn Salsi. 704-920-2050.

Book discussion, ‘Water for Elephants’: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 30, Concord Main Library, 27 Union St. N. Part of the “Affirming Aging” series, this discussion of the book by Sara Gruen will be led by Sandy Govan. 704-920-2050.

Davis Theatre Performance, Brand New Opry: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. An evening of traditional bluegrass featuring Jeff Whittington, John Culbreath, Pete Corum, Mike Wood and Jason Wood. Tickets are $15, available online and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

On Stage at the Davis, John Brown Quintet: 8 p.m. Oct. 3, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. The Davis Theatre’s flagship performing arts series, On Stage at the Davis, presents the John Brown Quintet. This all-star group of N.C. jazz musicians brought down the house when it played at the Davis Theatre in 2010 and garnered national attention when its first recording reached No. 8 on the Jazz Week chart. Specializing in music from the bebop and hard bop jazz eras, the quintet brings new life to classics of the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $36, available online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753.

Davis Theatre Performance, Red June: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Asheville acoustic band plays music with strong roots in the Appalachian tradition while forging new ground in American music. Tickets are $15, available online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753; www.RedjuneMusic.com.

On Stage at the Davis, Annie Moses Band: 8 p.m. Nov. 6, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. The Davis Theatre’s flagship performing arts series, On Stage at the Davis, presents the Annie Moses Band. This band of seven siblings has played in famous venues from the Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall with their baroque pop that features electrifying instrumentals and layered vocals. They blend classical, pop, jazz, country and bluegrass to create a show it calls “Rhapsody in Bluegrass.” Tickets are $44, available online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753; AnnieMosesBand.com.

Davis Theatre Performance, Shableek: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Return engagement of the band led by Charlotte saxophonist Shableek. They play contemporary jazz, soul and rhythm and blues. Tickets are $16, available online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753; www.shableek.com.

Davis Theatre Performance, Time Sawyer: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. The Charlotte folk-rock band blends heartfelt lyrics into a high-energy show. Tickets are $15, available online at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753; www.TimeSawyer.com.

Davis Theatre Performance, Paleface: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Avett Brothers collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Paleface has recorded 17 albums and is touring the United States as a high-energy duo. Tickets are $15, available at CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753; www.PaleFaceOnline.com.

Cabarrus Arts Council

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