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May 15

Choral Concert: Rutter's "Requiem":

Piedmont Choral Society and Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Concord, present John Rutter's "Requiem" with organ and orchestra. 11 a.m. First Prebyterian, 70 Union St. N, Concord; 3p.m., Forest Hill United Methodist, 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-699-6053. Cabarrus Art Guild Reception:

Free artist reception 3-5 p.m. in "Brick Wall Gallery," open to everyone. Meet the artists in guild's juried Annual Spring Exhibit. Refreshments provided. Awards to be presented. The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. 704-787-9351.

May 16

Imprints, Impressions, Improvisations:

Group invitational exhibition featuring imprinted designs, traditional impressionistic approaches and the marvel of improvisation. Includes Clark Whittington's Art-O-Mat, works by 17 other artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Free. The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. InkFest Live Tour 2011:

Tattoo show showcases modern tattoo artists, plus graffiti demonstrations, vendors, custom cars and bikes, live music, Academy Award-winning super group Three 6 Mafia, more. Noon. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. Cabarrus Republican Women:

Leadership presentation by Dan Forest, "Getting North Carolina Right." Questions and answers afterward. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Village Church, 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-621-6984.!/


May 19


Acting Up Children's Theatre presents musical adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans' children's book series, with original songs and choreography. For children of all ages. 7 p.m. May 19-20 and 26-27; 2:30 p.m. May 21 and 28. $5 in advance; $7 at door. The Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave. N.E., Concord. 704-699-8642.

May 20

Party on the Plaza - Shag Night:

Afton Village's mid-month Party on the Plaza. Shag dance with DJ "Fast Eddie" Thompson. 7 p.m. Free. The Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463.

May 21

Spring Into Arts Festival:

Day-long arts event in Concord in which local and regional performing and visual artists show, share knowledge, demonstrate, perform and sell their work. Live music by The South Wing Band, Rusty Knox Band, Exit 54. Children's art activities, fine art for sale, food for sale by food vendors and local restaurants. Free admission. Centered in downtown Concord on Union Street. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-784-4208.