Arts calendar


Opening reception, Cabarrus Art Guild Judged Show: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 9, Guild Gallery, 11 Union St. S., Concord. The Cabarrus Art Guild’s annual Fall Judged Show will feature 2D art, 3D visual art, photography, digital altered photography and fiber art. Prizes totaling $425 will be awarded at the reception. For information, call 704-795-1901 or visit

Collectors Circle: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. A new event for people who enjoy collecting art, decorating and learning about how artists create their works. Artists Allison McGowan Hermans and Robert Crum will talk about their work and demonstrate some of their techniques. Rebecca Collins, visual arts director for the Cabarrus Arts Council, will talk about activities at The Galleries. The event is free, but registration is required by Nov. 10. To register call 704-920-2787 or email

Community theater, ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. Performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 14-15 and 21-22; and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 16 and 23. 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

Meet the Author: Janet Morrison: 5:45 p.m. Nov. 13, Mount Pleasant Library, 8556 Cook St., Mount Pleasant. Harrisburg author Janet Morrison will talk about her new book, “The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina,” at this program sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Friends of the Library. The book highlights the history and geography of 23 Western North Carolina counties. For information, call 704-920-2202.

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 and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753;

Exhibitions, ‘Discover Local’ and ‘Shop Seagrove:’ Through Dec. 18, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. The Galleries, operated by the Cabarrus Arts Council, present concurrent exhibitions featuring works by local artists and the annual show and sale of pottery from the famous Seagrove area of North Carolina. “Discover Local” showcases works by 12 artists: Regina Calton Burchett, Robert Alvin Crum, John Dunlap, Louise Farley, Rachel Goldstein, Allison McGowan Hermans, Patricia N. Jay, Paul Keysar, Jeff Pender, Jerry Measimer, Jennie Martin Tomlin and Walter Stanford. “Shop Seagrove” includes clay pieces by Crystal King Pottery, Dirtworks Pottery, Eck McCanless Pottery, Kings Pottery and Pottery by Frank Neef. The Galleries are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. They also will be open 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21 during the downtown Concord Art Walk. The Galleries will be closed Nov. 11 and Nov. 22-Dec. 1. 704-920-2787;

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;

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 or visit

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;

Exhibitions, Guild Gallery: Artwork by guild members is on display. 704-795-1901;

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


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;

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 and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753;

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 and at the box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Details: 704-920-2753;

Cabarrus Arts Council