Cabarrus

Arts calendar

THIS WEEK

After-School Cookies with Santa: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 3, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Children of all ages are invited to have cookies and visit with Santa at this free event amid the artwork in The Galleries. Bring your own camera and get a photo with the Jolly Old Elf. For information call 704-920-2787.

Performance, Time Sawyer: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. The Charlotte folk-rock band blends elements of grassroots music with heartfelt lyrics into a high-energy show. Hailing from the rolling hills of Elkin, the band members honor their rural roots while also exploring the changes that time brings. Time Sawyer is Sam Tayloe, lead vocals, guitar and harmonica; Kurt Layal, lead guitar and backing vocals; Houston Norris, banjo; and Clay Stirewalt, drums, auxiliary percussion and didgeridoo. 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.

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; www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Exhibition, Cabarrus Art Guild Fall Judged Show: Guild Gallery, 11 Union St. S., Concord. The Cabarrus Art Guild’s annual Fall Judged Show features 2D art, 3D visual art, photography, digitally altered photography and fiber art. For information call 704-795-1901 or visit www.cabarrusartguild.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 N.W., Concord. ClearWater artist Paul Keysar will lead this comprehensive class for all skill levels. 704-596-1286; www.paulkeysar.com.

COMING UP

Sip and Shop for Seagrove Pottery: 4-7 p.m. Dec. 10, The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Extended hours to allow people unable to visit The Galleries during regular hours to shop for Seagrove pottery and other one-of-a-kind gifts as they enjoy complimentary beverages. For information call 704-920-2787 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

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 influenced many prominent artists, including Grammy winner Beck. He is touring the United States with Mo Samalot as a high-energy duo. The duo celebrated the release of its album “One Big Party” at Radio City Music Hall and followed it with a tour of Europe. Paleface is a prolific songwriter and plays guitar, harmonica, banjo and piano. 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.

Performance, The Steel Wheels: 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. This four-piece string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains marries old-time musical style with its own innovation. The band members are renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage and clear four-part harmonies. They have won the Independent Music Award for Best Country Song and Americana Album of the Year. The show is part of the Davis Theatre’s flagship “On Stage at the Davis” series. Tickets are $34, available anytime online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For information, call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.TheSteelWheels.com.

Performance, Brand New Opry: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Traditional bluegrass show hosted by Jeff Whittington, a North Carolina Banjo Champion who has performed on the Grand Ole Opry. He will be joined by John Culbreth, a South Carolina Banjo Champion, on fiddle; Pete Corum, who also has played on the Grand Ole Opry and in the movie “Cotton Patch Gospel,” on bass; Mike Wood, whose first major show was Bill Monroe’s bluegrass festival, on guitar; and Jason Wood, who has recorded with bluegrass legend Curly Seckler, on mandolin. Tickets are $15, available anytime online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For information, call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Performance, Jim Avett: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jim Avett shares performs a combination of beloved country songs, his original ballads and memorable stories. The father of Scott and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, he put music on the back burner to raise his family but is now in demand for festivals and listening rooms all over the country. Tickets are $17, available anytime online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For information, call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.JimAvett.com.

Performance, David Domingo and the Fuzzbucket Music Company: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Merge “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “The Grand Ole Opry” and “A Prairie Home Companion” and you will get the idea behind this contemporary version of the old-fashioned variety show. The cast is Domingo, guitar and vocals; Jim Cooper, 12-string guitar and vocals; Marty DeJarnette, lead guitar; Sam Falls, percussion; and Miriam Stirewalt, vocals. They will be joined by Ethan Uslan, two-time world ragtime piano champion; classical opera singers Cathy Dangerfield and Sylvia Schultz; and poet Shane Manier. Tickets are $15, available anytime online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For information, call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.fuzzbucketmusic.com.

Performance, Brand New Opry: 7:30 p.m. March 5, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Tickets are $15, available anytime online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For information, call 704-920-2753 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

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