“A Flea in Her Ear” Piedmont Players ó 7:30 p.m. through Jan. 31. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors $10 Wednesday performance. Group rates available. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com. “Shakespeare in Hollywood” Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road ó Jan. 29-Feb. 8. 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. www.carolinatix.org. 704-372-1000. “RENT” with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp ó Through Feb. 1. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. Tickets start at $25.50. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” Little Theatre of Winston-Salem ó Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Feb. 5-8. Arts Council Thetaer. www. littletheatreonline.com.
“Frost/Nixon” ó Feb. 10-15, Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. Music and moreRapper “Soulja Boy” ó 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sweet Sk8 Skating Rink, 2129 Statesville Blvd. $20. Hosted by Tap Money and DJ Polo from 102 Jamz. For more information, call 704-642-9071 or 704-232-3356.
Dublin Philharmonic ó 8 p.m., Feb. 2. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000.
Old Crow Medicine Show ó 8 p.m., Feb. 6. The Millenium Center, 101 W. 5th St., Winston Salem. www.ticketmaster.com.
DRUMLine Live ó 7 p.m., Feb. 8. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center, 130 N. Tryon St. Charlotte. Tickets start at $25. 704.372.1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Slipknot ó 7 p.m., Feb. 10. Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte. 704-335-3100. www.ticketmaster.com.
Kristen Yarborough, soprano, firstARTS Amore Concert ó 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13. First United Methodist Church sanctuary. Featuring soprano Kristen Yarborough with Matthew Michael Brown, pianist. Ticketed cheesecake reception follows, $10, proceeds go to organ fund. 704-636-3121, ext. 226.
“Bugs Bunny on Broadway” presented by the Charlotte Symphony ó 2:30 and 8 p.m., Feb. 14. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $24-$61. www.charlottesymphony.org. 704-972-2000.
Charlotte Blues Fest ó 8 p.m., Feb. 14. Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte. $42.50-$49.50. www.ticketmaster.com.
Joan Baez ó 7:30 p.m., March 2. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Spirit Square, Charlotte. Tickets from $39.50. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
Elton John and Billy Joel “Face 2 Face” ó 7:30 p.m., March 7. Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte. www.ticketmaster.com. 704-522-6500.
FilmFirst Monday Film Series: “Coffee Culture USA” ó 7 p.m., Feb. 2, free admission. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Sponsored by Coffee News. Includes footage shot in Salisbury. 704-232-0923.
“Crossroads Charlotte: The Movie” ó 6-8 p.m., Feb. 3. refreshments served, short discussion follows. Free. Six locations: Johnson C. Smith University Biddle Hall Auditorium, UNCC Storrs Architecture Building, Davidson College Chambers Building, Ballantyne Village Theaters, Epicentre Theaters, Charlotte Museum of History. To RSVP, call 704-973-4571. www.crossroadscharlotte.org/moviepremiere.
Center for Faith & the Arts February movie and discussion ó 2 p.m., Feb. 4, featuring “The Bucket List” directed by Rob Reiner and starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman and Sean Hayes. In the Forum at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. (housed at Haven Lutheran Church). Enter from rear parking lot. Free, public welcome. 704-647-0999.
Norm Macdonald ó 7:30 p.m., Feb. 3. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Rated R. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Jon Reep ó 7:30 and 10 p.m., Feb. 7. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Robin Williams ó 8 p.m., Feb. 28. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $56-$96. 704-522-6500. www.ticketmaster.com.
Classes Piedmont Players winter workshops ó 9-10:30 a.m. for 3rd-5th grade beginners; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for 6th-8th grade beginners, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 14. Third floor of Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Uses theater games and exercises to explore character, improvisation, concentration, voice, and movement. Participants attend all three sessions. $40 per student. 704.633.5471.”Designs for that Wintery Look: Interior Accents with Lifelike Greenery” ó Free design class 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 31. Open until 2 p.m. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive. 704-636-7739.
Art classes with instructor Cathy Matthews, 1008 Amber Court, China Grove ó Four-class sessions. Hand-building clay birdhouse: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 3-24; 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 7-28. Beginning Watercolor: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 4-25 and March 4-25. Hand-building Leafman: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3-24; 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, March 7-28. Class size limited. For more information, call 704-855-7952 or visit www.catsfreestyleart.com.
Art classes, Excel Art School of Concord ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, February 7-28. Drawing and painting. Four-week session $225. Diane Overcash Paintings, 21 Union St. S. 704-784-1549. www.dianeovercash-paintings.com.
Pottery class, Cabarrus County Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave, SE, Concord ó 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3-26. $35 includes materials. Firing fee is additional. 704-920-3484.
All About Digital Photography ó 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10. Waterworks Visual Arts Center. R. Wayne Wrights will cover the basics, plus composition, photo editing, and, weather permitting, an outdoor photo shoot. Bring your camera manual. All skill levels, ages 16 and up. $75 member/$90 nonmember. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
Clay Compositions: Hand-Built ó 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays February 5 to March 5. Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Five-week pottery workshop with Mimi Howard (MFA), this class will include both lecture and hands-on activities. Teachers register on SEA. Others register with Waterworks. All clay fees included. Ages 18 and up. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
Terracotta Sculpture ó6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 3 through March 10. Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Taught by Robert Toth. All skill levels, ages 18 and up. All clay fees are included.$100 member/$120 nonmember. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
This & That Greater Charlotte Antique and Collectibles Show ó 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 Highway 49, Concord. Appraisals by “Collecting Diva” Judith Katz Schwartz 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. 800-824-3770. www.charlotte antiqueshow.com.
Big Band Dances ó 7-10 p.m. first Saturday of each month. Hurley YMCA. Music by The Hi-Liters. Bring a snack to share. $5. 704-636-0111. Youth Valentine’s day Ball for ages 12 to 25 ó 6-11 p.m., Feb. 14, Charles Mack Citizen’s Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Black tie event. Awards for best-dressed. $15. 704-799-0774.Oakboro cruise-ins ó 5 p.m., fourth Fridays. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. 704-467-4992. www.oakborocruisein.com.
Night life The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Friday: New Familiars, $5 cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday: Don Berg, no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.Dirty Water Saloon, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill ó Last week of karaoke contest, finals Jan. 30. Mondays, free pool, Thursdays, karaoke with Dard and Angie. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, deejay. 704-279-4286. www.myspace.com/dirtywatersaloon.Escape the Daily Grind, 316 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó7-10 p.m., Jan. 30: flamenco acoustic guitarist Sam Havens plays, and his daughter Jacqui dances (www.myspace.com/flamencodelsol); 8-10 p.m. Jan. 31: The Nondenoms (www.myspace.com/nondenoms). 704-636-0160.Grove Inn, 1560 Hwy 29 South, China Grove óMonday: $1 draft, Monday Nite Football, open pool tournament; Tuesday: 7 p.m. Texas Hold ‘Em; Wednesday: Ladies Nite Out- karaoke/deejay dance; Thursday: open pool tournament; Friday: karaoke/deejay; Saturday: deejay dance /hilarious game contests or live band; Sunday: football/NASCAR party. 704-855-9901.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó March 31: Micole Wallace Band. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.inntheloop.blogspot.com. Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. ó 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30: Metal Night-A Road Eternal, Diavolo, Meat Rocket, Dixie Deathwish. 18+, members $5, nonmembers $10; Feb. 1-Superbowl party. 704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.CHARLOTTE
The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte ó 8 p.m., Feb. 6: Jessica Lea Mayfield. www.visulite.com. 800-594-TIXX. SinglesPiedmont Singles ó 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Jan. 30: White Elephant Sale, bring items to auction off. Covered dish. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó First and third Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Open to singles 40 and over. Dress code. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served 8 p.m. BYOB. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20 and get in free the first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-548-9212. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zodiac Club ó Jan. 30: Crimson Rose Band and covered dish supper. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m. Open to mature singles over 40. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code-upscale casual. Smoke-free. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. Call 704-661-2437 or contact email@example.com. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.Call for artistsWaterworks Visual Arts Center is currently seeking exhibition proposals for a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibition ó Deadline for submissions: Jan. 30, 2009. No entry fee. Sculptures for the Center’s Stanback and Cook Sensory Gardens. There is room altogether for three to five sculptures; all artworks should be able to withstand outdoor conditions. For submission guidelines contact Sarah Leonard, exhibitions assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-636-1882.
Auditions”No Exit” by Jean Paul Sartre, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre ó Auditions 3-5 p.m., Jan. 31. 1118 Clement Ave, Charlotte. Prepare by reading script and choosing a scene to read/perform at audition (will have a reader at auditions). You may work off your own script, or may download pdf of script from CAST Website (www.ncCast.com). Performance dates: Thursday and Friday nights, April 2-25. VIP performance April 1, company strike on April 26. Must be available for all. 704-455-8542.Agatha Christie’s “Spider’s Web” Little Theatre of Winston-Salem ó 7 p.m., Feb. 2. The Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. Roles for eight men ages 18+ and two women ages 12-40. Production dates: March 27-29, April 2-5. 336-748-0857. www.littletheatreonline.com.Piedmont Prime Time Community Band ó Accepting new members through Feb. 12, following instruments needed: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion. Rehearses 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 15, Trinity United Methodist Church, Kannapolis. Call director Jon Hutchinson: 704-933-0660.
Circle in the Square Theatre School ó Audtions March 2-6, May 5-8 and June 1-5 for professional two year workshops and seven-week summer workshops (both acting and musical). 1633 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019-6795. 212-307-0388. email@example.com. www. circlesquare.org.
ArtWaterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó Current exhibits by Don Moore, Tyrone Geter, Natalie Bork and Maja Godlewska. Fifth annual Artists’ Invitational Exhibition and Sale. Admission free. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
EastSquare Artworks, 122 E. Innes St. óCurrent work by artists Syed Ahmad, Whitney Peckman, Connie Baker, Michael Baker. 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó “A Family Affair” art of siblings Jimmy Alston and Katie Spivey through Feb. 4. “Handicapable” art show sponsored by Carolina Artists, opening reception 2-4 p.m. Feb. 7. Gallery open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó Current exhibit: “Transformation and Metamorphoses: and artist response to change” through Jan. 31. Shop featuring art and crafts for sale by members is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and during special events. 704-245-2302. www.salisburyartists.org. Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer ó 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31: poetry reading with Catawba College professor and poet Janice Fuller and some of her students, refreshments. 704-639-0606. www.greengoatgallery.com.Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro ó Exhibit of art by Robert Crutchfield and Sam Rankin, through Jan. 30. “Sometimes You Just Have to Jump,” and exhibit by Melissa Walker, Feb. 3-27. Reception will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 336-629-0399. www.randolphartsguild.com.Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte ó “Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life and Legends” through Feb. 15; “Scene in America: A Contemporary Look at the Black Male Image” through April 5, 2009. “The Art of Affluence: Haute Coutre and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007,” through spring 2010; Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 ages 6 to 17, free for members and children 5 and younger. Admission also valid for Museum of Craft and Design on the same day. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem ó “Chuck Close: the Keith Series” through May 31. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $9 seniors, students with ID and children free. 336-725-5150 or www.reynoldahouse.org.MuseumsN.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Train rides Saturday only, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó Museum is 1854 courthouse that survived Stoneman’s raid. Displays and interpretive exhibits reflect life and history of Rowan County. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.
Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. ó 1820 house museum features furniture and decoratives from Hall family and others. Costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free to members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.China Grove Roller Mill Museum ó Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. Museum is operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com.
Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 7: Back of the Big House, portrays life of those enslaved on a cotton plantation. Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, free for children under 5. www.lattaplantation.org. 704-875-2312.
The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh ó 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31: African-American Cultural Celebration. “Elected to Serve: North Carolina Governors” “Everyday Artistry” through June 2009. “Bearing Witness: Civil Rights Photographs of Alexander Rivera.” Free. 919-807-7943. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
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