Cabarrus

Arts calendar, Aug. 31: Community band seeks new participants

THIS WEEK

Labor Day closing: The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, and the Cabarrus Arts Council offices, will be closed Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday. The offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 2 and The Galleries at 10 a.m. 704-920-2787; www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Exhibition, ‘Into the Woods’: Through Oct. 9, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. New group exhibition features nature-inspired artworks including woodland animals, works of wood and landscapes by 15 artists: Elizabeth Bradford, Buzz Coren, Jim Carpenter, Charles Farrar, William Jameson, Jean LeCluyse, Debbie Littledeer, Jason Lydic, Roger Martin, Dottie Moore, Luna Lee Ray, Susannah Ravenswing, Nathan Rose, Al Spicer and Anatoly Tsiris. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. The Galleries will be closed Sept. 1, for Labor Day. 704-920-2787; www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Musical opportunity: The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band is seeking new participants for its upcoming season. The band is a performance-oriented nonprofit organization composed of volunteer musicians. The first rehearsal is Sept. 11. For more information visit 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 features works by 16 local artists including oil, acrylic, photography, pastel, ceramics and sculpture. The gallery also offers art classes for children and adults. 704-651-4683; www.sundaeartgallery.com.

Summer Open Exhibit: Through Sept. 12, The Guild Gallery and Gift Shop, 11 Union St. S., Concord. This Cabarrus Art Guild show includes a variety of artwork by members. Also, check out the gift shop containing pottery, baskets, jewelry, small paintings and stained glass. www.cabarrusartguild.org.

Recycled art: Trashed Studio, 35 Union St. S., Concord, offers classes on an ongoing basis in which children and adults create works of art from recycled materials. For information, call 704-791-7447, email info@trashedstudio.com or visit www.trashedstudio.com.

Art classes: Brenda’s Art Studio, 1211 Winecoff School Road, Concord, offers six-week after-school art classes Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays; 4:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 5-18; 6-8 p.m. for adults. 704-786-8570; www.brendasartstudio.com.

Harrisburg art classes: Tuesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Harrisburg Town Hall. Ages 4-9 meet 6:30-7:45 p.m.; ages 10-18 meet 8-9 p.m. September classes will explore paper materials and collage art. For more information or to register, call 704-455-7275 or visit www.harrisburgnc.org.

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 consists of scholar-led discussions of five books; this one will be led by Roxanne Newton. The books capture the hard truths that come with growing old. Each of the novels in this series takes a unique look at shared histories, mutual dependency and the humbling experiences that come when the body wears but the mind remains lively. 704-920-2050.

COMING UP

Community theater, ‘Noises Off’ comedy: Sept. 11-28, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. Called the funniest farce ever written, Craig Spradley’s “Noises Off” presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slamming, on- and offstage intrigue and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this classically comic play. Information or tickets: 704-788-2405; www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Book discussion, ‘Having Our Say’: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 16, Concord main library, 27 Union St. N. Part or 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.

Living Room Reading Series, ‘Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy’: 4 p.m. Oct. 5, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. Free reading of a play by “Saturday Night Live” writer Alan Zweibel. Beginning with the first time they met behind a potted tree in an early “Saturday Night Live” meeting, “Bunny Bunny” is a whirlwind personal journey through the 14-year friendship of Zweibel and comedienne Gilda Radner. The play pulls the audience through a memory patchwork of Zweibel’s hilarious and heartbreaking adventures with his dear Gilda, as their insecurities and demons are eased by their shared talent for laughter. For information visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

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.

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