The Brand New Opry will be presented 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. $10. Bluegrass show hosted by Jeff Whittington stars the Brand New Bluegrass Boys: Whittington, John Culbreath, Tom Isenhour, Pete Corum and guest player Ben Watlington. Old Rusty Mandolin will open. Tickets: available online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org; and at the Davis Theatre box office in person or by phone at 704-920-2753 weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis, 9 p.m. Friday. Free. Stick around after Art Walk for independent film "Automorphosis," a documentary about people who have turned their cars into mobile works of art. Details: www.automorphosis.com.
Details: 704-920-2787 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
FC Carolina Alliance soccer club is hosting the FCCA Carolina Shootout Soccer Tournament this weekend.
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With 220 youth teams ages 8 to 18, the club was expecting more than 2,800 players and 5,700 spectators in the Concord, North Mecklenburg and Salisbury areas.
Teams from both Carolinas and travel teams from as far away as Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama were expected to compete. Most games were at Frank Liske Park in Concord.
Event planners were expecting that hotels would book more than 1,000 room nights from this event.
The Concord Museum will host an open house for its special exhibit, "Barber-Scotia College: In the Beginning, Faith," 6-9 p.m. Friday in conjunction with the Art Walk in downtown Concord.
Special guests include Dr. David Olah, president of Barber-Scotia College; former president Carl Flamer; and photo artist Alexandra Porter, whose photography exhibit, "The Architecture of Barber-Scotia College," is part of the display.
The exhibit features photographs, yearbooks, artifacts and rare books exploring Barber-Scotia's heritage. Wine, cheese and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Barber-Scotia alumni are encouraged to attend.
The museum is inside Union Street Square at 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, in downtown Concord.
"Barber-Scotia College: In the Beginning, Faith" will be on display through Dec. 22. Regular museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For information visit www.historiccabarrus.org or call 704-782-3688.
In addition, 6-9 p.m. Friday will be the last chance to see the special exhibit honoring Army PFC James F. McClamrock, a Cabarrus County native who died in Iraq in September 2010.
The exhibit is at the Cabarrus County Veterans Museum, inside the historic courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Members of the McClamrock family will be in attendance. Details: 704-782-3688.