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The fourth annual Harrisburg Multicultural Festival Committee is seeking vendors of traditional fashion representing various countries around the world. Contact Jeet Hiremath at hmcfnc@gmail.com for more information.
Organizers of the 4th Annual Harrisburg Multicultural Festival are seeking vendors of traditional art, arts and crafts and costume for next month’s upcoming event. The celebration of cultures takes place Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Harrisburg Park, and gives the community a chance to experience arts, music, fashion, dance and food from around the world.
The fourth annual Harrisburg Multicultural Festival Committee is seeking makers of traditional art representing various countries around the world. Contact Jeet Hiremath at hmcfnc@gmail.com for more information.
The deadline to apply to be a vendor is August 31. Contact Jeet Hiremath at hmcfnc@gmail.com for more information.
The festival is presented and organized by the Harrisburg Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee with support from Harrisburg Parks and Recreation.
The fourth annual Harrisburg Multicultural Festival is a celebration of cultures takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Harrisburg Park, and gives the community a chance to experience arts, music, fashion, dance and food from around the world.
Give to the Cabarrus Arts Council: Help keep art alive in our community through a donation of any size. Visit cabarrusartscouncil.org/support/how-to-donate
Exhibition: From the Underground – now through Oct. 15; From the Underground brings six artists to our front door whose works influence viewers to think differently and experience life differently. From photography to charcoal portraits to installation, come and see artists that represent the next generation of North Carolina’s makers and creators. Artists: Shadae Tompkins, Justin Ellis, Carla Aaron-Lopez, Carey J. King, Jamea Najé, Kalin Devone Curated by Carla Aaron-Lopez. Free and open to the public; Tuesday – Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 11-4; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord. Cabarrusartscouncil.org
Art Lab – Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10 -11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Art Lab is an immersive arts experience for students. The program includes a guided tour of the exhibition and a hands-on art project related to the artwork that is experienced in The Galleries. Learn about creating like our exhibiting artists and receive a behind the scenes tour of our current exhibition, From the Underground. Cost: $5 per student; Ages: 6+; Instructor: Deb Reid, Volunteer & Educator; Adult supervision required; Limited to 15 students per class; Registration is required; To Register: Art Lab – Cabarrus Arts Council. Cabarrus Arts Council 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord.
Kid Krafters – Cabarrus County Public Library, Concord – Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m. Did you know you can make “stained glass” with just paper and oil? Give it a try at the Concord Library! Recommended for ages 7-12; registration is free. Auditorium, 27 Union Street, Concord. For more information, see https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/kid-krafters-con-43/.
“Alice in Wonderland” at Old Courthouse Theatre – Aug. 18-20 & 26-27, 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 21 & 28, 2:30 p.m. Alice in Wonderland is OCT’s 47th season opener. From Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Originally produced and later revived on Broadway, this is the most successful dramatic version of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass: a journey into a world of complete illusion. OCT will be collecting new and gently used children’s books for our community outreach for this production. Tickets are available at www.octconcord.com, by calling the box office at 704-788-2405, or at the door. The box office opens one hour prior to showtime. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord.
Adult DIY – Silhouette Wall Art – Cabarrus County Public Library, Harrisburg – Friday, Aug. 19, 4-5 p.m. Come create a unique piece of wall art using old magazine pages! Recommended for adults; registration is free. Meeting Room, 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg. For more information and to register, see https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/adult-diy—silhouette-wall-art-har/.
Creating Texture with Collage in Painting with Susan Lackey – Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Unleash your creativity as you explore the use of both visual and physical textures in mixed media painting. Susan will guide you through a series of stress-free techniques to use the textures creatively. Recommended for ages 18 and over; Cost is $50. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. For more information and to register, contact Susan Lackey at smlackey1@gmail.com or 704-840-4637.
Stories Under the Stars: Yasu Theatre – Cabarrus County Public Library, Kannapolis -Saturday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. Join the Kannapolis library for this fun-filled program that incorporates storytelling with magic and origami. Recommended for families; registration is free. 850 Mountain Street, Kannapolis. For more information and to register, see https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/stories-under-the-stars-yasu-theatre/.
Sunday Music Series – Phillip Howe – Sunday, Aug. 21, 1 p.m. Kannapolis’ Summer Entertainment Series 2022 includes a diverse lineup of music on 1st and 3rd Sundays in May, June, July, August & September. This afternoon music series will feature free performances by various musicians ranging from blue grass to classical to country and rock music. Held under the oak trees at Veterans Park, attendees can bring their own lawn chair or blanket. Registration not required; Cost is free; Veterans Park, 119 North Main Street, Kannapolis.
Crafters Unite – Cabarrus County Public Library, Harrisburg – Monday, Aug. 22, 5-6 p.m. Gather with other crafters to work on various crafts in a comfortable atmosphere. Recommended for ages 13 and up; registration is free. Meeting Room, 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg. For more information and to register, see https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/crafters-unite-har-12/.
Alcohol Ink Jewelry Dishes – Cabarrus County Public Library, Kannapolis – Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6-7 p.m. Make a unique jewelry dish using alcohol inks! This might get messy, so wear appropriate clothing. Recommended for adults; registration is free. Meeting Room, 850 Mountain Street, Kannapolis. For more information and to register, see https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/alcohol-ink-jewelry-dishes-kan/.
Volunteer Opportunity Fair – Saturday, Aug. 27, 11-1; Volunteer with us! Learn about opportunities to serve at the Cabarrus Arts Council during our smartly-named Volunteer Opportunity Fair. Meet current volunteers. Hear firsthand why they love to usher in the theatre, docent in The Galleries, chaperone during school shows or even spackle holes in the walls after an exhibition. Volunteering is the ideal way to give back for individuals and groups! This drop-in event is free and open to anyone at least 16 years of age. Let us know you’re coming by email neha@cabarrusartscouncil.org. Cabarrus Arts Council 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord.
International Play on the Porch Day – Saturday, Aug. 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Yes! It’s a thing! Come listen as local musician Daniel Arthur Gurley performs on our front porch. Free and open to the public. Cabarrus Arts Council 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord.
Pastels and Beyond with Malia Bryngelson – Saturday, Aug. 27, 1-4 p.m. In this session students can experiment with underpainting techniques that take their paintings in a new direction using ink, acrylic and other drawing materials, as well as grounds that create an interesting textured surface on which to apply the pastel. Recommended for ages 18 and over; cost is $50. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. For more information and to register, contact Malia at maliabryngel56@gmail.com or call 704-773-0817.
Sunday Music Series – Phillip Howe – Sunday, Sept. 4, 1 p.m. Kannapolis’ Summer Entertainment Series 2022 includes a diverse lineup of music on 1st and 3rd Sundays in May, June, July, August & September. This afternoon music series will feature free performances by various musicians ranging from blue grass to classical to country and rock music. Held under the oak trees at Veterans Park, attendees can bring their own lawn chair or blanket. Registration not required; Cost is free; Veterans Park, 119 North Main Street, Kannapolis.
Thursday on Main: The ToneZ – Thursday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. Held on the 2nd Thursday in May, June, July, August & September this evening music series will feature free performances by various musicians ranging from bluegrass to classical to country and rock music. Held under the oak trees at Veterans Park, dinner will be available for purchase or attendees can bring their own picnics. Registration not required; Cost is free; Veterans Park, 119 North Main Street, Kannapolis.
Art Walk on Union – Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Art Walk on Union is an all-day arts festival for artists and makers to sell their handmade artwork. The day features live music, food trucks, local brews & wines, plus participation from local galleries, shops and restaurants throughout downtown Concord. Sponsored by the City of Concord and Waste Pro. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. More details for the public and for artists interested in having a booth at https://bit.ly/artwalkonunion.
Rockin’ The Burg – Departure “Journey Tribute” – Saturday, Sept. 10, 6:30-9 p.m. The Rockin’ the Burg Community Concert Series is a free, family-friendly outdoor concert series, bringing our community to Harrisburg Park, on the second Saturday in May, June, August, September and October. Each Rockin’ the Burg Concert at Harrisburg Park features food trucks and live music! Recommended for families; entry is free. 191 Sims Pkwy, Harrisburg. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/653454332577699.
Art Lab – Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Art Lab! We’ll tour The Galleries’ current exhibition, then create a special art project designed with the exhibition’s uniqueness in mind. Cost: $5 per student; Ages: 6-16; Instructor: Deb Reid, Volunteer & Educator; Adult supervision required; Limited to 15 students per class; Registration is required. Visit https://bit.ly/3azT4Yg to register for the latest Art Lab.
4th Annual Harrisburg MultiCultural Festival – Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Harrisburg Multicultural Festival provides our diverse communities a platform and the opportunity to CONNECT with each other, to SHARE their rich traditions, cultures and values through music, dance, art, food and traditional games so we can EMBRACE our similarities and differences. Stop by the Cabarrus Arts Council booth during the festival; Free and open to the public; Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg. For more information, visit https://m.facebook.com/events/325600449618727?_rdr.
Bluegrass Jam Session Saturday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m. Bluegrass musicians are encouraged to join a bluegrass jam session as part of the Davis Theatre’s season opener celebration. Free; At 8 p.m. stay for Zoe & Cloyd; Tickets $27 https://bit.ly/3OlyYzg; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S. downtown Concord.
Zoe & Cloyd – Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m. Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian Mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller; Davis Theatre’s 2022-2023 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites of Concord; Tickets: $27; https://bit.ly/3OlyYzg Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S. downtown Concord.
Sunday Music Series – The Trailblazers – Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. Kannapolis’ Summer Entertainment Series 2022 includes a diverse lineup of music on 1st and 3rd Sundays in May, June, July, August & September. This afternoon music series will feature free performances by various musicians ranging from blue grass to classical to country and rock music. Held under the oak trees at Veterans Park, attendees can bring their own lawn chair or blanket. Registration not required; Cost is free; Veterans Park, 119 North Main Street, Kannapolis.
Sunday Music Series – Joseph Michael Mahfoud – Sunday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m. Kannapolis’ Summer Entertainment Series 2022 includes a diverse lineup of music on 1st and 3rd Sundays in May, June, July, August & September. This afternoon music series will feature free performances by various musicians ranging from blue grass to classical to country and rock music. Held under the oak trees at Veterans Park, attendees can bring their own lawn chair or blanket. Registration not required; Cost is free; Veterans Park, 119 North Main Street, Kannapolis.
Art Lab – Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1-2:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Art Lab! We’ll tour The Galleries’ current exhibition, then create a special art project designed with the exhibition’s uniqueness in mind. Cost: $5 per student; Ages: 6-16; Instructor: Deb Reid, Volunteer & Educator; Adult supervision required; Limited to 15 students per class; Registration is required. Visit https://bit.ly/3azT4Yg to register for the latest Art Lab.
Rockin’ The Burg – Band of Oz “Beach Variety” – Saturday, Oct. 8, 6:30-9 p.m. The Rockin’ the Burg Community Concert Series is a free, family-friendly outdoor concert series, bringing our community to Harrisburg Park, on the second Saturday in May, June, August, September and October. Each Rockin’ the Burg Concert at Harrisburg Park features food trucks and live music! Recommended for families; entry is free. 191 Sims Pkwy, Harrisburg. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/305400671691511.
Family Day – Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 – 4 p.m. Join us for craft stations perfect for preschool/school age children and their families. Family Days are free and open to the public. English and Spanish speaking volunteers will help with crafts. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/family-days
Rissi Palmer – Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. Rissi Palmer’s gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in country music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls Southern Soul. Her performance in the Davis Theatre is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Davis Theatre’s 2022-2023 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites of ConcordTickets: $37.50; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/rissi-palmer; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S. downtown Concord.
Sunday Music Series – Carolina Gator Gumbo – Sunday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m. Kannapolis’ Summer Entertainment Series 2022 includes a diverse lineup of music on 1st and 3rd Sundays in May, June, July, August & September. This afternoon music series will feature free performances by various musicians ranging from blue grass to classical to country and rock music. Held under the oak trees at Veterans Park, attendees can bring their own lawn chair or blanket. Registration not required; Cost is free; Veterans Park, 119 North Main Street, Kannapolis.
Exhibition: Clay – Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 – January 21, 2023 Visit the Cabarrus Arts Council’s annual show and sale featuring the works of North Carolina potters and ceramicists; free and open to the public; Tuesday – Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 11-4; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord.
Exhibition: Clay Opening and Reception – Thursday, Nov. 3, 6-7 p.m. Meet North Carolina potters and ceramists from the Cabarrus Arts Council’s annual Clay exhibition. All pieces available for purchase. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord.
Dancing for the Arts – Saturday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. A dance competition that pairs local stars with professional dancers on the Davis stage, Dancing for the Arts is a fundraiser for the Cabarrus Arts Council that begins with a cocktail buffet and ends with a dance party at Flywheel Concord until midnight; $125; tickets go on sale September 1; Box Office: 704-920-2753, Tuesday – Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 11-4 or online anytime: cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Curator’s Talk: Clay – Thursday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. Learn the techniques and behind-the-scenes stories of artists featured in The Galleries’ Clay exhibition. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org. Free and open to the public; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord.
Sons of Serendip – Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. As finalists from America’s Got Talent, Sons of Serendip was called “the most musically talented act on the show” by Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. Since then the quartet’s classical arrangements of popular songs have taken the world by storm. Made up of four friends who came together while graduate students at Boston University, this unique and dynamic group consists of lead vocalist Micah Christian, pianist and guitarist Cordaro Rodriguez, cellist and vocalist Kendall Ramseur, and harpist Mason Morton.Davis Theatre’s 2022-2023 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites of Concord; Tickets: $40; cabarrusartscouncil.org/sons-of-serendip Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S. downtown Concord.
Art on the Go – Thursday, Nov. 17, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Cabarrus Arts Council’s traveling arts activity series makes a stop at Midland Branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library, 4297 NC-24, Midland! We’ll bring the craft projects, instructors and arts supplies. You bring your imagination. Sponsored by the Hilliard Family Foundation. Art on the Go events are free and open to the public.To register: https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/art-on-the-go-mid-1/#register-accordion
Art Lab – Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1-2:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Art Lab! We’ll tour The Galleries’ current exhibition, then create a special art project designed with the exhibition’s uniqueness in mind. Cost: $5 per student; Ages: 6-16; Instructor: Deb Reid, Volunteer & Educator; Adult supervision required; Limited to 15 students per class; Registration is required. Visit https://bit.ly/3azT4Yg to register for the latest Art Lab.
Family Day – Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m. Join us for craft stations perfect for preschool/school age children and their families. Family Days are free and open to the public. English and Spanish speaking volunteers will help with crafts. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/family-days
Cookies with Santa – Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3-5 p.m. Bring your kids to enjoy cookies with Santa at The Galleries; free and open to the public; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Art Walk on Union – Saturday, Dec. 10, 11a.m. -4 p.m. Art Walk on Union is an all-day arts festival for artists and makers to sell their handmade artwork. The day features live music, food trucks, local brews & wines, plus participation from local galleries, shops and restaurants throughout downtown Concord. Sponsored by the City of Concord and Waste Pro. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. More details for the public and for artists interested in having a booth at https://bit.ly/artwalkonunion.
Jim Avett – Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. ‘Tis the season to be jolly with Cabarrus County storyteller and musician Jim Avett. Enjoy an evening of traditional holiday songs, beloved gospel favorites, and plenty of stories from his life on the farm and as the father of sons Scott and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers. Bring the entire family and get ready to laugh, sing and capture the Christmas spirit all in one night. Davis Theatre’s 2022-2023 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites of Concord; Tickets: $27 cabarrusartscouncil.org/jim-avett-christmas-show; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord, NC.
Art Lab – Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1 – 2:30 p.m. and 4 – 5:30 p.m. Join us for Art Lab! We’ll tour The Galleries’ current exhibition, then create a special art project designed with the exhibition’s uniqueness in mind. Cost: $5 per student; Ages: 6-16; Instructor: Deb Reid, Volunteer & Educator; Adult supervision required; Limited to 15 students per class; Registration is required. Visit https://bit.ly/3azT4Yg to register for the latest Art Lab.
2022 North Carolina Christmas Festival – Saturday, Dec. 17, 1-5 p.m. The 2022 North Carolina Christmas Festival is the perfect holiday experience. Free pictures with santa claus, free toy giveaway for the kids, free gift wrapping, christmas coloring & word search, ornament decoration and more! Recommended for all ages; admission is free. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC49, Concord. For more information, see https://www.cabarrusarena.com/events/2022/north-carolina-christmas-festival. Direct any questions to Michael Calloway, info@createamazingllc.com.
After School and Adult Art Classes in drawing, painting, pottery, and sculpture. After school classes from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and adult classes from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday one day per week for 6 weeks. For more information call 704-786-8570.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum is a safe, fun, and touch-free visit for your friends & family! The Museum is open to the public Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m., closed noon -1 p.m. for lunch. Reserve your visit at Make A Reservation – North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame; 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis.
Open Art Day – Every Tuesday, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.: Bring your lunch and drink, bring a project you are working on and your supplies. Or bring work you’d like to share and discuss. This is a working, weekly meeting, each Tuesday, to work with and share with artists and like-minded people who appreciate creativity. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios (223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord) – enter through the double glass doors facing Kerr Street, called the Greenway Gallery). For more information: About Us (cabarrusartguild.org).
Elisabeth Thornton | Cabarrus Arts Council
The Cabarrus Arts Council contributes the Arts & Entertainment column, which highlights the arts in Cabarrus County, to the Independent Tribune each Wednesday. Use the contact information provided to confirm the details of events. If you would like your arts information to be considered for inclusion, email Elisabeth Thornton at elisabeth@cabarrusartscouncil.org.
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George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic bring to 21 the number of main-stage musical and dance performers announced for the festival from Sept. 9 to 11 in downtown Greensboro. It features groups representing a diverse array of cultural traditions on multiple stages.
The fourth annual Harrisburg Multicultural Festival Committee is seeking vendors of traditional fashion representing various countries around the world. Contact Jeet Hiremath at hmcfnc@gmail.com for more information.
The fourth annual Harrisburg Multicultural Festival Committee is seeking makers of traditional art representing various countries around the world. Contact Jeet Hiremath at hmcfnc@gmail.com for more information.
The fourth annual Harrisburg Multicultural Festival is a celebration of cultures takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Harrisburg Park, and gives the community a chance to experience arts, music, fashion, dance and food from around the world.
Elisabeth Thornton | Cabarrus Arts Council
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