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This week

Community theater, ‘Noises Off’ comedy: Final performance 2:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., 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 off-stage 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, ‘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.

Exhibitions, Guild Gallery: Through September. Renaissance clothing by Ellen Hopkins, a highly decorated member of the Society of Creative Anachronism, is on display. Also, artwork by guild members. 704-795-1901; www.cabarrusartguild.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.

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.

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.

Oil painting class: 10:30-1 p.m. Thursdays, ongoing, ClearWater Artist Studios No. 110, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. ClearWater artist Paul Keysar will lead this comprehensive class for all skill levels. 704-596-1286; www.paulkeysar.com.

Coming up

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.

Art class, ‘Celebrating Christmas with Your Palette Knife:’ 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 4, Guild Gallery, 11 Union St. S., Concord. Local artist Anne Marie Propst will lead this class on using a palette knife in oil painting. It is appropriate for both beginning artists and experienced oil painters who want to learn to use the knife more efficiently in their work. 704-795-1901; www.cabarrusartguild.org.

Art class, ‘Little Purse’: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 4, Guild Gallery, 11 Union St. S., Concord. Instructor June Moore will show participants how to make small purses in this demonstration class. 704-795-1901; www.cabarrusartguild.org.

Living Room Reading Series, ‘Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Romantic Comedy’: 4 p.m. Oct. 5, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., 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, go to www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Workshop, portrait painting, part 2: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 11, ClearWater Artist Studios No. 110, 223 Crowell Drive N.W., Concord. ClearWater artist Paul Keysar will lead this workshop on refining the details in portraits. 704-596-1286; www.paulkeysar.com.

Art class, ‘Paper Flowers’: 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 11, Guild Gallery, 11 Union St. S., Concord. Local artist Kristy Keistler will teach students to make paper flowers from themed papers. 704-795-1901; www.cabarrusartguild.org.

Art class, ‘Alcohol Ink Ornaments’: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 11, Guild Gallery, 11 Union St. S., Concord. Local artist Kristy Keistler will teach students to make artful holiday decorations using simple items such as glass balls and plain candles. 704-795-1901; www.cabarrusartguild.org.

Art Walk, Harrisburg: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18, Harrisburg Town Center, 1424 Main St. and Roberta Road, Harrisburg. Enjoy a variety of artist booths. For information or to participate, visit www.harrisburgartwalk.com.

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.

Art class, ‘Fiber Goes Digital’: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Guild Gallery, 11 Union St. S., Concord. Local artist June Moore will discuss mediums for printing on fabric including fabric sheets, transfer paper and Extravorganza in this demonstration class. 704-795-1901; www.cabarrusartguild.org.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival: Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 25, downtown Kannapolis. Enjoy artwork and free entertainment. For information, visit www.kannapolisarts.com or email info@kannapolisarts.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.

Community theater, ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes:’ Nov. 6-23, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. This off-Broadway musical hit takes the audience to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where they meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. For information or tickets, call 704-788-2405 or visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Workshop, still-life painting, part 2: 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 8, ClearWater Artist Studios No. 110, 223 Crowell Drive N.W., Concord. ClearWater artist Paul Keysar will lead this workshop on the details to finish a still-life painting. 704-596-1286; www.paulkeysar.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.

Art Walk, downtown Concord: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21, downtown Concord. Art displays, artist demonstrations and entertainment all over downtown Concord. Included is the opening reception for the “Discover Local” and “Shop Seagrove” exhibitions at The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787; www.CabarruArtsCouncil.org

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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