ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING
THE ARTS CALENDAR FOR CALDWELL & CONTIGUOUS COUNTIES

SEPTEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

FREE WEBINAR FOR ARTISTS “Are You Pricing Your Art Wrong? Savvy Tactics for Pricing Art Strategically” - http://theworkingartist.com/free-updates

CALL FOR POTTERY ARTISTS - "Empty Bowls: Feeding Our Neighbors" encourages artists and groups to create and donate bowls, local chefs to prepare their signature soups and breads, and volunteers to serve the simple meal. Vegetarian soup will be available as well.  Guests choose a handcrafted bowl to use, and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the handcrafted bowl, guests are encourged to make a $25 donation. 100% of the meal proceeds are devoted to fighting local hunger through Caldwel County Yokefellow, Inc. http://www.yokefellowofcaldwellco.org/ Please call Yokefellow for more information: (828) 754-7088. Event Date October 22, 11am-2pm

SEPTEMBER 29 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Sheep Art Party, making a ‘Sheep” painted canvas with Raney Rogers at Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.com

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 27 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents Beginning Watercolor and Intermediate Watercolor classes; www.wilkesartgallery.org

SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER 14-15 EVENT – LENOIR - ARTIST & CRAFTER CALL – LENOIR – Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival will be held October 14-15 in downtown Lenoir rain or shine; vendors being sought – applications available at www.smokinginthefoothills.com This is an NC State Championship sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbecue Society.

SEPTEMBER 30 – HICKORY – Clowee Issabelle House Concert; part of Hickory Arts House Concert Series; $20; 7:30pm eat & greet with the artists; performance begins at 8pm; www.hickoryarts.org

SEPTEMBER 30 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium to host the Foothills Folk Art Festival Preview Night along with The Handsome Molly Band; www.ffapreview.bpt.me or 828-464-8100 – details at https://www.facebook.com/newtonconoverauditorium/?fref=nf

SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 2 – CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR OCTOBER 4-28 EVENT – Comic CAL – Celebrating the Art of Comics – Charlotte Art League Gallery; 704-376-2787; exhibitscharlotteartleague@gmail.com

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

OCTOBER MONDAYS – LENOIR – Oil painting classes with Marilyn Gragg10am-12noon or Knitting classes 9:30-11:30am  at Caldwell Senior Center; 758-2883

OCTOBER TUESDAYS – LENOIR – Senior Crafters work on a variety of projects each week, 10am-12noon at Caldwell Senior Center; 758-2883

OCTOBER WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS – HUDSON – Lolli-Lu’s Art Studio open studio events – 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER WEDNESDAYS – LENOIR – Wood carving with Dan Kirby 1-3pm at Caldwell Senior Center; 758-2883

OCTOBER THURSDAYS – LENOIR – Lap quilting and needlework classes with Jeanie Enloe at Caldwell Senior Center 1:30-3:30pm; 758-2883

through OCTOBER 22 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery exhibit “Wild Art” continues; www.wilkesartgallery.org

OCTOBER 1 – LENOIR – “Second City: Free Speech (While Supplies Last)” to be performed at JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

OCTOBER 1 – HICKORY – Centerpiece Jazz will perform at Cafe Gouda, 7-10pm; www.facebook.com/centerpiecejazz

OCTOBER 1 – HICKORY – 7:30pm – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks One: Hommage; featuring Solomon Eichner on Piano, PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org

OCTOBER 1 – NEWTON – Foothills Folk Art Festival in Newton by Downtown Newton Development Association and Hickory Museum of Art 10am-4pm; Contra Dance with live music, fun & food, arts & crafts; contact Clarissa Starnes, cstarnes@hickorymuseumofart.org, 828-327-8576

OCTOBER 1 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Who Will Fill Their Shoes – Volume II” with David Johnson and Dixie Dawn at Blowing Rock School Auditorium; 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

OCTOBER 1 – HIDDENITE – Four-weeks sessions (Saturdays 10am-1pm) of Pottery classes with Linda Merry Parker of Merry Pottins Studios at Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex; register 828-632-6966

OCTOBER 1 – MORGANTON – Garret & Gallery Clean-Out Sale – Local artists are cleaning out their studios – 10am til 4pm on the Historic Courthouse Square in Downtown Morganton.

OCTOBER 1-2 – HENDERSONVILLE – 57th Annual Art on Main fine art/fine craft festival; 828-495-8504 or www.acofhc.org) 

OCTOBER 2 – LENOIR - SECOND DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 2 – LENOIR – Loving Lenoir 2016 Concert with Kay & Patrick Crouch, Terry Edwards, and more at College Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary, 2:30pm; www.theharperschool.org 828-754-2297

OCTOBER 2 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman from the Mint Museum “John Leslie Breck and the Birth of American Impressionism.” Free; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

OCTOBER 3 – HICKORY – Call For Art – 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition “Intimate Expressions” Lenoir-Rhyne University- $1500 in awards; for details contact john.james@lr.edu

OCTOBER 3-4 – HUDSON – Auditions for A Christmas Carol with Foothills Performing Arts;

OCTOBER 3-7 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Rose Edin: Colors That Sing; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Special Edition Afternoon Art Club for Kids at BRAHM (Ages 6-10); kids will make a large-scale cooperative work to be hung in the Education Center; Free; Jennifer@blowingrockmuseum.org

OCTOBER 5 – BLOWING ROCK – 7pm – BRAHM presents “Finding Your Way Home: Stories of True-Life Adventures and Mountain Roots”, an evening of live storytelling for adults with Connie Regan-Blake; FREE, 828-295-9099.

OCTOBER 6 – LENOIR – “What You Want Tour” featuring the Christian music group Tenth Avenue North JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

OCTOBER 6-7 – HUDSON – Drop-in class for children – “Create with ME” (ages 2-12) at Lolli-Lus Art Studio 3-4pm each day; 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER 6 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM invites preschool-aged children and a parent/guardian to participate in the Doodlebug Club, 10:30-11:30am or 1-2pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

OCTOBER 6 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Scholars & Scones: Blue Ridge Conquistadors: The story of the Berry site and the Exploring Joara Foundation; FREE 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

OCTOBER 6 – MORGANTON – “Fame” The Musical on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

OCTOBER 6 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts Gala 8th Annual Silent Fundraising auction, 6-8:30pm with many artistic items available for bid/sale.  828-322-7545, info@fullcirclearts.org; www.fullcirclearts.org

OCTOBER 6-15 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “War of the Worlds Radio Play” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

OCTOBER 6 – NOVEMBER 7 – BETHLEHEM – Foothills Visual Artists Guild will have a show at the Bethlehem Branch Library; 45 Rink Dam Road in Bethlehem; opening reception October 6th from 5:30-7:30pm with food and a short talk by Matt Strawn. Foothills Guild members have been sharing their art with the community for over 25 years.

OCTOBER 7 – LENOIR – 5-7pm opening reception for “2 Squared” exhibit featuring artwork by Rob Amberg, Mercedes Jelinek, Jon Sours & Tamie Beldue - reception hosted by Foothills Performing Arts 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 7 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents “Creative Cards” with Kelly Cameron; www.florenceartschool.org

OCTOBER 7 – NOVEMBER 19 – LENOIR – “2 Squared” exhibit of artwork by Rob Amberg, Mercedez Jelinek, Jon Sours & Tamie Beldue at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 7-9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Little Theatre presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” 336-846-2787; www.ashecountyarts.org

OCTOBER 7-31 – VALDESE – New Window Gallery in Valdese presents Dylan Clay Brown “Acrylic Spontaneity” paintings on display through October 31.

OCTOBER 8 – LENOIR – Starlighters to perform at the American Legion Hall 7-10pm; www.facebook.com/starlightersnc

OCTOBER 8 - HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will hold a dance with a Masquerade Ball theme, 7-10pm at the Educational Complex (70 iddenite Church Rd); 828-632-6966; hiddenitearts.org

OCTOBER 8 – BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park 10am-5pm; free admission, free trolly shuttle; www.blowingrock.com ; 828-295-7851

OCTOBER 8 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “Wit and Wisdom” with Cane Mill Road and Strictly Clean and Decent at Blowing Rock School Auditorium; 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

OCTOBER 8-9 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Barn Quilt workshop with Kim Reid at the Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org 

OCTOBER 9 – LENOIR – 2pm – Valley Voices, Mariah’s Chapel on Grandin Road presents a dramatic performance by Bobbie Curtis presenting The Bright Forever as Fannie Crosby, bringing Fanny Crosby’s history and music to life; $5; 828-758-8619

OCTOBER 10 – HICKORY – Italian Fare cooking class with Joe Gori at Turnip the Arts; www.turnipthearts.com; 828-441-2014

OCTOBER 10-11 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Art School “Dry Brush Watercolor” with Stephen Shoemaker; www.florenceartschool.org

OCTOBER 10-14 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Frank Francese: Let’s Paint the Colors Step-by-Step; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 13 – LENOIR - Ticknock Legends presents Gerry O’Beirne in Concert 7pm – house concert in Ticknock Studio, 1606 Ticknock Way, Lenoir; $20/person payable to Gerry O’Beirne or cash; BYOB; hors d’oeuvres provided – strictlycleananddecent88@gmail.com – Kay & Patrick Crouch

OCTOBER 13 – HUDSON – Story & Art Time (ages 2-12) at Lolli-Lus Art Studio; 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER 13 – HUDSON – Teacher appreciation paint night (canvas or wooden door hanger) 6-8pm at Lolli-Lus Art Studio; 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER 13 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents  “A Musical Potpourri with Dulcimers and Ukuleles” with Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 2:30; mountainhomemusic.com

OCTOBER 13 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Down in the Willow Garden: Scary Appalachian Stories and Ballads for Halloween; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

OCTOBER 13-15 – HICKORY – ARTIST CALL DEADLINE – Deliver artwork for Full Circle Arts’ Fall Competition; fullcirclearts.org

OCTOBER 14 – LENOIR – The Camp Harrison Contra Dance 6-10pm (fund raiser for YMCA Camp Harrison, 7901 South NC Hwy 18 in Boomer)

OCTOBER 14 – HICKORY – It’s All HIS Fault House Concert featuring Jeff & Carol Ann Hartman with John Coffey and special guests; part of Hickory Arts House Concert Series; $20; 7:30pm eat & greet with the artists; performance begins at 8pm; www.hickoryarts.org

OCTOBER 14 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Gallery Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

OCTOBER 15 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents a Watercolor Intensive workshop with Wes Waugh 9am-4:30pm; www.florenceartschool.org

OCTOBER 15 – BLOWING ROCK – “Fiddle Bows and Calico” with Strictly Strings and The Green Grass Cloggers at Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 7:30pm www.mountainhomemusic.com

OCTOBER 15 ARTIST/VENDOR CALL DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER 5 EVENT – Financial Pathways of the Piedmont in Winston Salem seeks artists for the Crafty Llama Art Bazaar November 5th. Contact Megan Thompson 336-896-1191 ext. 1121

OCTOBER 17 DEADLINE – CALL FOR ARTISTS – Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking submissions for its 2016 Christmas Card; details were emailed to artists in the Caldwell Arts Council email database and available by request. Direct questions to Lisa Caviness at 828-754-0101 or prc@caldwellhospice.org 

OCTOBER 17 – HIDDENITE – Ballroom Dance classes with renowned ballroom dance instructor Dirk Myers, II at Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex – 8 week sesson on Monday evenings starts 10/17, 6:30-7:20pm ; 828-632-6966 to register

OCTOBER 17-19 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Art School “Day and Night Oil Painting” with Paul Keysar; www.florenceartschool.org

OCTOBER 17-21 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Linda Kemp: Transforming Imagery-Journey to Abstraction; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 18 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Coffee with the Curator featuring “Cherokee Carvers” 11am – 828-295-9099

OCTOBER 20- HUDSON – STEAM Art related project (ages 7-14) at Lolli-Lus Art Studio - 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER 20 – HUDSON – Twisted Painting (at Twisted Vine Winery Paint Night) – Up Close Pumpkin 6:15-8:15pm; 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER 20 – MORGANTON – “Shanghai Nights” Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

OCTOBER 20 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents TAC Talks: Will Harlan on his book “Untamed: the Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island”; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

OCTOBER 20-22, 27-29 - HUDSON - Hudson Uptown Building & dinner theatre - tickets are now on sale for “The King and I” to be presented at the Hudson Uptown Building, 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson on October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29.  This classic musical tells the true story of the King of Siam and his relationship with a British Schoolteacher who is brought in to “westernize” his many children.  The dinner is catered by Dan’l Boone Inn.  Tickets are $35 for dinner and the show, $17.50 for the show only.  Reservations may be made by going by the HUB or by calling (828)726-8871. This program received grassroots grant funding from the Caldwell Arts Council.

OCTOBER 21 – LENOIR – Freddy’s Blackberry Italian Smores Class, 1:30pm at Caldwell Senior Center, 758-2883

OCTOBER 21 – NEWTON – Bach’s Lunch-n-Listen presents Nezhdanova-Placzek Duo; www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

OCTOBER 22 – LENOIR - "Empty Bowls: Feeding Our Neighbors" encourages artists and groups to create and donate bowls, local chefs to prepare their signature soups and breads, and volunteers to serve the simple meal. Vegetarian soup will be available as well. Guests choose a handcrafted bowl to use, and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the handcrafted bowl, guests are encourged to make a $25 donation. 100% of the meal proceeds are devoted to fighting local hunger through Caldwel County Yokefellow, Inc. http://www.yokefellowofcaldwellco.org/ Please call Yokefellow for more information: (828) 754-7088

OCTOBER 22 – HUDSON – Shop Local Fall Festival at Lolli-Lus Art Studio, 10am-2pm; 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER 22 – HUDSON – Kids Halloween Art Camp (10-11:30am & 12:30-2pm) at Lolli-Lus Art Studio; 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER 22 – HICKORY – Hickory Arts presents Hickory Arts House Concert featuring “Hartman” – Jeff & Carol Ann Hartman with pianist John Coffey and cellist Jennifer Alexandra Johnston in the “It’s All His Fault”! House Concert – www.hickoryarts.com

OCTOBER 23 – HICKORY – Hickory Choral Society concert at First Baptist Church in Hickory

OCTOBER 23 – BETHLEHEM – Terry Edwards will be the featured performer at the Bethlehem Library, 2pm, celebrating its 10th year anniversary.

OCTOBER 24-28  – BOONE – Art Workshop with Ken Hosmer: Energizing Your Color; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 25 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Movies at the Museum: Night of the Hunter; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

OCTOBER 27 – HUDSON – DIVA Paint Night at Lolli-Lus Art Studio 6:30-8:30pm; 828-493-3509 or 610-3336; www.LolliLusStudio.com; http://www.facebook.com/lollilus/

OCTOBER 27 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Early Release Art #2, 1-2:30pm. Kids age 6-11 join a Grandfather Mountain naturalist to learn about our mountain ecosystem, followed by hands-on art activities; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 26 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts’ Fall Competition; fullcirclearts.org

OCTOBER 28 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery opening reception for Ward Nichols & Ronnie Hughes exhibit “Taken from Heart, Given by Hand; www.wilkesartgallery.org

OCTOBER 29 - NEWTON – Cinema Social “The Visit” 10pm at the Newton Conover Auditorium; www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Community Blood Center

OCTOBER 29 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Creepy crafts & Spooky Stories 2-3pm; Halloween stories & a creepy craft you can take home; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

OCTOBER 31 - HICKORY – Workshop with Norma S. Suddreth at Hickory Museum of Art: “Gelatin Treats! [of a sort...], 9:30am-12:30pm – For ages 13 years and up (adults welcome) $30 – call 828-327-8576 to register; Get creative this Halloween! Make monoprints on gelatin molds using handmade papers.

OCTOBER 31 – MORGANTON – Join Tapestry for some hauntingly beautiful music and original poetry created to bring chills & thrills as treats for you this Halloween – Suzanne Williams on flute and Denise Baxter-Yoder on harp; Burke County Public Library on King Street. Free

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

NOVEMBER MONDAYS – LENOIR – Knitting classes 9:30-11:30 & Oil Painting Classes 10am-12noon at Caldwell Senior Center

NOVEMBER TUESDAYS – LENOIR – Senior Crafters meet 10am-12noon at Caldwell Senior Center

NOVEMBER WEDNESDAYS – LENOIR - Wood carving club/classes 1-3pm  at Caldwell Senior Center

NOVEMBER THURSDAYS – LENOIR – Lap quilting & needlework class 1:30-3:30pm at Caldwell Senior Center

NOVEMBER 3 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Pulling Together” by Sled dog driver & educator Tasha Stielstra at the JE Broyhill Civic Center to Caldwell County students – www.caldwellarts.com

NOVEMBER 4 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents “Watercolor with Marilyn Wooten; www.florenceartschool.org

NOVEMBER 5 – LENOIR – Shop-A-Paloozza! 10am-3pm at Rooster Bush Automotive Showroom – Over 35 vendors & crafters; 828-455-1289; shop.a.paloozza@gmail.com  

NOVEMBER 5 – LENOIR - FINAL DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486www.caldwellarts.com

NOVEMBER 5 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks II, 7:30pm; Drendel Auditorium; SALT Block; www.wpsymhony.org

NOVEMBER 5 – HIDDENITE – 29th Annual Quilt Workshop by the Brushy Mountain Quilters Guild and the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center Educational Complex 8:30am-5pm – 5 workshops to choose from, $75/person. Call 828-632-6966 or email karen@hiddenitearts.org

NOVEMBER 6 – LINCOLNTON – Lenoir Sax to perform at Lincoln Cultural Center, 3-5pm; www.facebook.com/lenoirsax

NOVEMBER 10 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Charlotte’s Web” by Wood & Winds Productions at the JE Broyhill Civic Center to Caldwell County students

NOVEMBER 11 – MORGANTON – Centerpiece Jazz will perform for the Silver Fork Winery Masquerade Ball, 7-10pm - www.facebook.com/centerpiecejazz

NOVEMBER 12 – MORGANTON – “Steppin’ Out” with Ben Vereen on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

NOVEMBER 13 – Kruger Brothers in Concert at the Patterson School in Happy Valley, 4pm; outdoor benefit concert, followed by a BBQ summer in the Hickory Hall campus dining room; Concert $35; BBQ supper $15; www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org; 828-758-0906 or 828-729-0163 This program received grassroots funding support from the Caldwell Arts Council.

NOVEMBER 18 – LENOIR – Caldwell Senior Center’s annual Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale, 10am-2pm; 758-2883

NOVEMBER 18 – NEWTON – Bach’s Lunch-n-Listen presents Debra Reuter-Pivetta & Federico Pivetta; www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

NOVEMBER 19 - LENOIR – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Holiday Pops Nutcracker Ball at the JE Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir – the Hickory Jazz Orchestra plays Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” – an evening of beautiful music, great food and dancing; 828-324-8603; info@wpsymphony.org; wpsymphony.org

NOVEMBER 26 – BOONE AREA – “A Celtic Christmas” with John Doyle, 7:30pm – www.mountainhomemusic.com

NOVEMBER 29 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Didgeridoo Down Under” by Darren Liebman at the JE Broyhill Civic Center to Caldwell County students.

 

 

DECEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

DECEMBER 1-3 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “Surprise Christmas Show” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

DECEMBER 1-4 – LENOIR – “A Christmas Carol” by Mark Woodard, Adapted from the story by Charles Dickens & Directed by Mark Woodard – A Foothills Performing Arts play to be performed on the Main Stage at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; tickets: www.broyhillcenter.com or 828-726-2407 

DECEMBER 2 – WEST JEFFERSON – Christmas Art Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

DECEMBER 2 – MORGANTON – The Texas Tenors “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

DECEMBER 2, 3, 4 – HICKORY – Hickory Choral Society concerts at Corinth Reformed Church in Hickory. 

DECEMBER 2-24 – LENOIR Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council – the entire house changes over to a gift shop full of local and regional handcrafts. 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

DECEMBER 3 – BOONE – “An Appalachian Christmas” featuring various artists at Grace Lutheran Church, 115 E King St, Boone, 7:30pm – free – www.mountainhomemusic.com

DECEMBER 3 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium presents Cinema Social “The Polar Express Experience” in support of the Newton Train Depot www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

DECEMBER 9 – HICKORY – Lenoir Sax to perform at Lenoir-Rhyne Grace Chapel Xmas, 7-9pm; www.facebook.com/lenoirsax

DECEMBER 14 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom” by Mike Wiley to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

DECEMBER 15 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till” by Mike Wiley to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

DECEMBER 15- LENOIR – Centerpiece Jazz will perform for Cafe Xmas at 1841 Cafe downtown 7-9pm; www.facebook.com/centerpiecejazz

DECEMBER 15 – MORGANTON – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” The Musical on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

DECEMBER 16 – NEWTON – Bach’s Lunch-n-Listen presents Holiday Harp Concert; www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

DECEMBER 17 – LENOIR – “A Celtic Christmas” with the Silvio Martinat Swing Band and Puddingstone at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

DECEMBER 17 – NEWTON – Centerpiece Jazz will perform for Carolina Vines Xmas, 7-10pm; www.facebook.com/centerpiecejazz

DECEMBER 18 – MORGANTON – Lenoir Sax to perform for Grace Episcopal Xmas, 5-7pm; www.facebook.com/lenoirsax

 

 

JANUARY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JANUARY 7 – LENOIR – Dailey & Vincent at JE Broyhill Civic Center; 828-726-2407

JANUARY 12 – MORGANTON – “The Game Show” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

JANUARY 19 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Pirate School” – a STEM based educational program – to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

JANUARY 20 OR 21 – LENOIR – Lenoir Comedy Club – a fundraiser event for the Caldwell Arts Council at the JE Broyhill Civic Center (upstairs).

JANUARY 20 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

JANUARY 21 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #2 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

JANUARY 22 – LENOIR – The Community Music Club presents “An Afternoon of Music” 3pm at First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir with a joint recital by pianist Greg Knight (finalist in the Van Cliburn contest), and Michelle Lie and Ross Snyder of the Tesla Quartet.

JANUARY 26 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Barnyard Bully” by Bright Star Theatre to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

JANUARY 30 – MORGANTON – “42nd Street” National Broadway Tour on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

FEBRUARY 3 – VALDESE – Lonesome River Band at Old Rock School in Valdese

FEBRUARY 4 – LENOIR – “Rockin Road to Dublin” iRISH dANCE WITH A FUSION OF ROCK AND iRISH, 7:30PM JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

FEBRUARY 4 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks III, 7:30pm; PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org

FEBRUARY 6 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Laura Ingalls Wilder” by ArtsPower to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

FEBRUARY 9-18 – STATESVILLE -  Theatre! Statesville presents “Willy Wonka” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

FEBRUARY 10 – MORGANTON – “Live From Nashville” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

FEBRUARY 11 – LENOIR – “Hot Rize” 7:30PM (include dinner for $15 more) JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

FEBRUARY 23 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents Appalachian State University’s Steely Pan Band to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

FEBRUARY 23 – MORGANTON – “Pippin” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

FEBRUARY 25 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social “Frozen Sing Along” 11am & 4pm www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

 

 

MARCH 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MARCH 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 3 – VALDESE – Rhonda Vincent and the Rage to perform at Old Rick School, 400 west Main Street, Valdese

MARCH 4 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #3 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 8 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Greg Kennedy: Innovative Juggler – Kinetics” – a STEM based program -  to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

MARCH 9 – MORGANTON – “Cinderella” Russian National Ballet Theatre on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

MARCH 11 – LENOIR – “Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase” 7:30pm JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MARCH 16 – MORGANTON – The High Kings on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

MARCH 17 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 18 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks IV, 7:30pm; PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU: www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 23 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA presents “Dreams of the Impossible” with Nelson Illusions; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 28 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents the NC Youth Tap Ensemble to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

 

 

APRIL 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

APRIL 4 – MORGANTON – “Jump, Jive and Wail” Featuring The Jive Aces on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

APRIL 5 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Steve Trash: Rockin’ Eco Hero” – a STEM-based program – to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

APRIL 7– HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 8 – HICKORY - Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #4 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 13-16 – LENOIR – “A Midsummer Night’s Roller Disco” by William Shakespeare & Directed by Scott Woodard to be performed by Foothills Performing Arts on the Main Stage at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; A Midsummer Night’s Dream is re-imagined as a 1970’s disco spectacular set in a roller disco. The classic speech is paired with bright lights, outrageous costumes, non-traditional casting and 4 plots. Tickets: www.broyhillcenter.com or 828-726-2407

APRIL 20 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “The Spitfire Grill” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

APRIL 20-23 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “A Midsummer Night’s Roller Disco” JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

APRIL 22 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks V, 7:30pm PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org; 828-324-8603

APRIL 30 – CALDWELL COUNTY ARTISTS CALL FOR JULY/AUGUST EXHIBIT – Foothills Arts Council in Elkin call for Caldwell County, Alexander County, Iredell County artists to participate in Artreach South; email submission information by April 30th; danbutner@gmail.com foothillsartscouncil.org

 

 

MAY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MAY 4 – MORGANTON – “Artrageous” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

MAY 13 – NEWTON – Newton Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Mamma Mia! The MOvie 3pm; www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Women’s Resource Center

MAY 20 – LENOIR – Henry Cho, actor, comedian and rancher – an Asian with a Southern accent - JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MAY 20 – LENOIR – Hues & Brews, meet artists and craft brewers in downtown Lenoir - a fundraiser event of the Caldwell Arts Council

 

JUNE 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JUNE 3 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Dirty Dancing Dance Along 4pm dance class, move at 6pm in support of the Louis Nummery School of Ballet. www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

JUNE 23 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Jurassic Park” www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Catawba Science Center

JUNE 24 – CALDWELL COUNTY – Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour – tour artists studios throughout Caldwell County

 

 

JULY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JULY 24-AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – Jack Tales free children’s camp offered to Caldwell county youth –the oran traditions of the Jack Tales will come to life in this productions. The Jack Tales typically involve a young hero named Jack who is thrown onto the road to adulthood and must overcome obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery. Children will elarn basics of acting, how to stage a play, adapt the stories into scripts, make costumes and set pieces, and perform in front of audience. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce young actors and theatre technicians to the art; Then performances will occur August 10-12!  Contact Foothills Performing Arts at 828-726-2318 or www.fpatheatre.org

 

 

 

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

AUGUST 10-12 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “Jack Tales” JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407. This is the culmination of the free children’s acting camp (above)offered to Caldwell County youth by the FPA. Jack Tales are based on Appalachian folk tales, and retell the adventures of a young hero thrown on the road to adulthood, overcoming obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery.