Arts Notes for September 7
by Staff Writer
MOORESVILLE – COASTLINE performs beach and blues music during the last installment of the town’s Music on Main summer concert series.
Frontman Jim Quick has toured the Southeast for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows a year. He’s released more than 11 albums and won Entertainer of the Year Award nine times from the Carolina Music Awards.
The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Mooresville Town Hall lawn, 413 N. Main St.
Food and drinks are available to buy at the concert. Bring a blanket.
Davidson College music series features renowned pianist
DAVIDSON – Davidson College will launch its music department’s Tyler-Tallman Concerts series with a performance by acclaimed pianist Jon Nakamatsu.
Nakamatsu, an international soloist and winner of the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medal, will perform a program of Rameau, Beethoven and Schumann. He will also perform a rendition of Beethoven’s “Sonata in A Major for Piano and Cello, Op. 69” with the music department’s artistic director Alan Black.
Davidson College Friends of the Arts will host an open reception following the concert.
The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Davidson College Sloan Music Center’s Tyler-Tallman Hall, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Admission costs $5-$15. Call the box office at 704-894-2135 or go online to www.davidson.edu/tickets to purchase tickets.
Boutique teaches jewelry making techniques during drop-in classes
HUNTERSVILLE – 32 Flavors Boutique helps amateur jewelry makers learn techniques and create projects at the store’s drop-in jewelry making classes.
Class fees range from $12 for basic beaded earrings and wire wrapped stone pendants to $25 for more elaborate projects. The price includes a wide selection of stones, beads and leather and twine colors as well as instruction.
Drop-in classes are available 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. on Fridays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays at the boutique, 9525 Birkdale Crossing Drive, Huntersville. Times are subject to change so customers should call 704-896-3232 to check availability.
Artist guild announces exhibit
MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Artist Guild will feature Rick Blair, Ellen Patterson and Dianne Sorrell in its main galleries during September at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center.
• Blair has returned to painting after retiring from a career in residential construction and land development.
• Patterson draws inspiration from family events and colors for her watercolor and transparent acrylic paintings.
• Sorrell has been practicing photography as an amateur for nearly 30 years. She has won two awards for her black and white photography.
The exhibit opens with a reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at the center, 103 W. Center Ave.
Warehouse PAC hosts Chuckleheads improv comedy show
CORNELIUS – Charlotte improvisational group Chuckleheads star in their Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza at 8 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius.
The show combines improvisational comedy, musical games and activities, game show elements and audience participation. Prizes will be raffled off during the show as a fundraiser for Actor’s Crib, Inc.
Tickets cost $10 if purchased online or $15 at the door. Parking is free in the lots surrounding the Warehouse PAC.
Details and tickets: www.planetimprov.com
Author gives lecture at Davidson College
DAVIDSON – Brooklyn cartoonist, illustrator and graphic novel author GB Tran will present a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson.
Tran’s recent graphic memoir “VIETNAMERICA” details his family’s journey of survival through the Vietnam War and their migration to the U.S. The work merges Tran’s desire to better understand his family’s legacy of sacrifice with his love for the graphic novel art form. “VIETNAMERICA” has been included on TIME Entertainment’s all-time “Top 10 Graphic Memoir” list and featureD on ABC’s World News Now.
No tickets are required to attend the lecture. To see a preview of VIETNAMERICA, additional comics and Tran’s illustration work, go online to www.gbtran.com.
Warehouse PAC presents dark comedy
CORNELIUS – The Warehouse Performing Arts Center presents the black comedy “The Smell of the Kill” Sept. 20-Oct. 6.
The play by Broadway playwright Michele Lowe follows Nicky, Debra and Molly, three women whose marriages are falling apart. When their husbands accidentally lock themselves in a meat locker the women must decide to rescue them or leave them in the cold.
Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Tickets cost $16-$21.
Local pub hosts the beer festival
CORNELIUS – The Galway Hooker Irish Pub presents its Third Annual Lake Norman Beer Festival 3-10 p.m. Sept. 22 on the pub’s lawn at 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius.
More than 50 beers will be available for sampling throughout the evening. The $30 admission price ($25 if tickets are purchased in advance) includes a free sampling glass. Area bands Simplified, Of Good Nature, Dave Kellen and Charity Case will provide live music.
Details and tickets: email@example.com or 704-895-1782.
Craig Shoemaker performers at The Comedy Zone
CORNELIUS – American Comedy Awards “Comedian of the Year” Craig Shoemaker will headline a performance at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius.
Comedy Central viewers voted Shoemaker’s half-hour comedy special one of the networks top 20 standup specials of all time. His film credits include “Scream 2” “Safe House” and “Dark Honeymoon.” His own film, “The Lovemaster” starring Farrah Fawcett, earned him “Best Film honors at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased by calling 704-895-1782 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake Norman Comedy Zone is located in the upstairs are of the Galway Hooker Irish Pub.
Community Chorus seeks new singers
HUNTERSVILLE – The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus is recruiting new singers.
Rehearsals take place 7-9:15 p.m. on Mondays starting Sept. 10. No auditions are required to participate.
The choir will be rehearsing a selection of Christmas songs to perform in the Lake Norman area around Christmas time.
Registration and details: www.NMCchorus.org.