We know you loved them, so we brought them back for two shows this season. The Kruger Brothers, who delight audiences with their original songs that fuse classical music with Americana, folk and bluegrass genres, return to the Davis Theatre for two shows Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. ($32.50) and 8 p.m. ($37.50). Tickets are available during business hours Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 704-920-2787, in-person at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord, or online at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre.

Come early for Sip & Shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’ll serve hot cider in the morning and wine after noon, while you shop throughout The Galleries and in the Gift Shop.

This week

» Exhibition: “Clay WoodFire NC” — Now through Jan. 25. Free. The annual exhibition and sale celebrates the artistry of a group of renowned Seagrove potters and their wood-fired work. Additionally, the exhibition will feature a select number of artisans who have strong ties to the Seagrove community. Artists are Chad Brown, From The Ground Up — Michael Mahan, Carol Gentithes, Daniel Johnston, Fred Johnston, Kate Johnston, Jugtown Pottery — Bayle Owens, Pamela Owens, Travis Owens, Vernon Owens, Sid Luck, Levi Mahan, Ben Owen III, Anne Pärtna, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata and David Stuempfle — with Andrew Dutcher, Charlie Hayes, JulieRose Hinson, Hamish Jackson, Bill Jones, Margaret Larson, Sarah Matesz, Natalie Novak, Sydney Williams, Erin Younge and Jared Zehmer. “Clay: WoodFire NC” is sponsored by Uwharrie Bank. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. It’s free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Cabarrus Art Guild: Up-Cycled Glass Pictures: Nov. 22 and 23, and Dec. 6, 14 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $80. Come create your own unique piece of art work. There will be guided instructions to help you through the entire process. With emphasis on safety, you should leave with all fingers unharmed and have a finished piece of unique art. All materials are provided. Bring ideas for the design you’d like to make. If you have a piece of glass you want to incorporate into your piece, bring it to class. To register send an email to ddmiller@ctc.net or call 704-310-6876. Location: 900 N. Lentz Harness Shop Road, Mount Pleasant.

» Concord Downtown Development Corporation: Tree Lighting Ceremony: Friday, Nov. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. The weekend before Thanksgiving, thousands of attendees will fill downtown and kick off the 2019 holiday season, starting with the city of Concord’s 22nd annual tree lighting ceremony Friday, Nov. 22. Sponsored by Atrium Health and Uwharrie Bank, the annual event will once again feature family entertainment, Santa and fireworks. Learn more at http://bit.ly/ConcordNCTreeLighting2019.

» Recreational Art Studio: Elf Workshop: Friday, Nov. 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Drop off your child for a fun-filled, three-hour “Elf Workshop.” They will make three items — a hand-painted ceramic mug, jewelry or key holder and ornament. Ceramic items will be available for pickup seven to 10 days after the workshop, so they can be fired and glazed. Ages 5-12. Also includes two slices of cheese pizza and a juice box. Space is limited, so sign up today. The workshop is at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Cabarrus Art Guild: Pastel Techniques: Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35. This class will explore the best types of materials that will help make pastel painting more enjoyable. You will also study the techniques used in pastel painting and how the artist can apply these techniques to basic art principles. To register, send an email to maliabryngel156@gmail.com. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios is at 223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord.

» 2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival Final Huzzah: Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the greatest party since Camelot. The festival is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast ... all rolled into one nonstop daylong adventure at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.carolina.renfestinfo.com/ticketinformation.

» Recreational Art Studio: Ceramic Christmas Tree: Saturday, Nov. 23, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $35. It’s that time of year again. Join Recreational Art Studio for its Ceramic Christmas Tree Painting event. Choose from four sizes of tree. Price includes instruction, glaze paint, firing of pottery (takes seven to 10 days to fire pottery), multicolored plastic inserts and main light source at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Recreational Art Studio: Dream Catcher: Sunday, Nov. 24, 4-6 p.m. Cost is $25. Creating a dream catcher is so much fun and easy to do. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of weaving and tying knots. Choose from various ribbon, feathers, charms and fabric to create your one-of-a-kind dream catcher. The workshop is for ages 11 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

Next week

» Recreational Art Studio: Chilly The Penguin: Saturday, Nov. 30, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $20. Need a little art therapy? We all do. Join Recreational Arts Studio for this super easy and totally fun canvas painting. Includes 18x22 canvas, all supplies and step by step instruction. The class is for ages 11 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Recreational Art Studio: Glass Fusion Workshop: Sunday, Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m. Cost is $25. In this Glass Fusion workshop, you will learn how to cut and place glass to create a design. Includes an 8x8 square to cut to make tree triangle bases. The workshop is if ages 13 and older. Skill level: easy at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

Upcoming

» Kannapolis Library: Snowman in a Snow Globe: Monday, Dec. 2, 10-11 a.m. Free. Ages walking-3 years, with caregiver. It’s toddler craft time and toddler story time. You’ll read about making a snowman on “The First Day of Winter” by Denise Fleming then make your own snowman (in a snow globe). Come dressed to make a mess at the meeting room, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. Go to https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/snowman-in-a-snow-globe-kan/.

» Cookies with Santa — Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3-6 p.m. Bring your kids to enjoy cookies with Santa at The Galleries. The event also includes a free photo, courtesy of Carolina Portrait Designs. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Recreational Art Studio: Ceramic Christmas Tree Event: Friday, Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $35. It’s that time of year again. Join Recreational Art Studio for its ceramic Christmas tree painting event at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Sip & Shop — Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Give the gift of North Carolina pottery this year at Sip & Shop, the Cabarrus Arts Council’s shopping event in The Galleries. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Recreational Art Studio: Glass Fusion Workshop: Saturday, Dec. 7, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $25. In this Glass Fusion workshop, you will learn how to cut and place glass to create a design. Includes a 8x8 square to cut to make tree triangle bases. The workshop is for ages 13 and older. Skill level: easy at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» The Kruger Brothers — Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m., $32.50 and 8 p.m., $37.50. Born and raised in Switzerland but based in North Carolina today, The Kruger Brothers delight audiences with their original songs that fuse classical music with Americana, folk and bluegrass genres. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/2XLxiJO or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Recreational Art Studio: Jewelry Stamping Workshop: Monday, Dec. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Jewelry stamping is so much fun and easy to do. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of metal stamping and be able to create one test item and two pieces of jewelry. Choose from aluminum bracelets, rings and various styles of necklaces or a key chain at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Art Lab — Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, “Clay: Woodfire NC,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5, and registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Recreational Art Studio: Plant Art Workshop: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $20. Create a one-of-a-kind succulent planter. Choose from various types of plants and planting accessories to create a unique planter that is sure to be a conversation piece. Includes all materials. The workshop is for ages 10 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Concord Downtown Development Corporation: Gingerbread Candy Hunt — Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Join us in downtown Concord for a festive day of holiday cheer. Free horse-drawn wagon rides. Children can participate in a Gingerbread Candy Hunt, where they visit participating businesses along Union Street, collecting edible decorations to create a gingerbread house to take home. Go to https://www.concorddowntown.com/Events/HolidayHappenings.

» Family Day — Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age, it’s sponsored by Corning. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Opera Xpress Presents “The Ugly Duckling” — Jan. 11, 3 p.m. Free, but must reserve in advance. General admission seating. “The Ugly Duckling” follows the story of a young duckling as it navigates being different and discovering its place on the farm. Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Call 704-920-2787 or go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» A Closer Look: WoodFire NC — Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Free. Artists from the exhibition share their stories and processes. Registration is appreciated. More details to come. Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» The Black Market Trust — Jan. 25, 8 p.m., $37.50. The Black Market Trust brings high-energy performances inspired by the legendary Rat Pack crooners and Gypsy Jazz musicians from days gone by. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2LqoPFw or Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Jim Avett & Friends — Jan. 31, 8 p.m., $25. A new album of songs originally intended for his children’s ears only, Jim Avett’s “Take It From Me” will surely find its way into the hearts of his hometown fan base in the Davis Theatre. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/2Gesjqq or Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Cabarrus Art Guild: Wax Batik on Fabric: Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Class is $35, and supply kit is $35. In this class, you’ll learn how to create custom batik fabric for a quilt, wall hanging or garment. The batik process generates complex, stitchable designs with wax resist and color layering on fabric. Brown paper grocery bags, tons of newspaper. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios is at 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. To register, email 4LauraSmith@gmail.com.

» Davina & the Vagabonds — Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $37.50. Davina Lozier has been compared to Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Amy Winehouse, but make no mistake, she’s an original. Davina and the Vagabonds’ down-and-dirty blues will leave you yearning for more. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/2XOcVXD or Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Cabarrus Art Guild: Necklace in a Day: Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Class is $25. Make your necklace precision-shaped or wild and wonky in your favorite color scheme, long or short, dressy or casual, with edging dangles or not. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios is at 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. To register, email 4LauraSmith@gmail.com.

» Art Walk and Artist Reception — Feb. 21, 6-9 p.m. Tour The Galleries’ “Tone” exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public, it’s sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Melinda Doolittle — March 7, 8 p.m., $40. Now a center-stage phenom who sings The Great American Soulbook, this “American Idol” finalist delivers flawless vocals with a mesmerizing precision that captivates her audiences. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/2XHRqMY or Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Susan Werner & David Myles — March 21, 8 p.m., $37.50. Two songwriters. One evening in the Davis. Folksinger Susan Werner has a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter with a killer live show. Canadian folk jazz singer David Myles is part soulful pop crooner and part back porch roots musician. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/2GezZsD or Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Art Lab — March 25, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, “Tone,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5. Registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» The Steel Wheels — April 4, 8 p.m., $37.50. The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XMuyMo or Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Family Day — April 25, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age, it’s sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Breakfast for the Arts — May 15, 7:30 a.m. The Breakfast for the Arts fundraiser serves up children’s performances and inspirational speakers to show the impact of the arts on the community. Reservations are required for the free event by emailing Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or calling the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787.

» Art Lab — June 24, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries’ exhibition, “Fresh Works,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5 and registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Art Walk and Artist Reception — May 29, 6-9 p.m. Tour The Galleries’ “Fresh Works” exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Family Day — June 20, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age and sponsored by Dominion Energy, The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Ongoing

» Activities in The Galleries — Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Art Box: Boxes full of art materials and instructions provide guided art projects for children of all ages when they visit The Galleries. The projects relate to the current exhibition, and the artwork can be made right here in The Galleries, on the front steps, or outside on the lawn. I Spy Scavenger Hunt: Get a scavenger list at the front desk, then search the art in The Galleries for everything on it. It’s a fun game for all ages, and a great way to pick up the details of artwork. Think about it: Our guided questionnaire is full of colorful pictures of artwork accompanied by conversation starters such as, “What questions would you ask this artist if he or she were here right now?” This activity is great for anyone who wants to examine artworks in a new way.

» ClearWater Artist Studios: Learn the Age-Old Art of Pastels — See website for registration. Pastel classes are offered by Regina Burchett on an individual or small-group basis. Classes are typically two hours in length, and the materials are included for the first two classes. Individual classes are $30 per two-hour session at ClearWater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. Go to http://www.clearwaterartists.com/classes/.

» Saturday Night Dance: 7-10 p.m. The second and fourth Saturday of the month, there will be a live band at the Senior Center in Concord. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person at the door unless otherwise noted at 331 Corban Ave., Concord. Go to http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/public/event/saturday-night-dance-42/.

» Brenda’s Art Studio: Afterschool Art Camp — Weekly, Monday through Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. One day per week for six weeks on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Adult art classes from 6-8 p.m. Drawing, painting and pottery. Call 704-787-8570 to Brenda’s Art Studio to register and for more information. Go to http://brendasartstudio.com/StudentActivities.html.

» Lyrics & Laughs — First and third Tuesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. Come sit around, sing your heart out and smile along the way at the Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave., Concord. Go to www.cabarruscounty.us.

» Voice and Performance Lessons — Teacher and professional singer/performer Daniel Truhitte, from “The Sound of Music” fame, is available for students of all ages and skill levels. Lessons are ideal for those interested in singing professionally, for school and church performances, or just for fun. For information, email danieltruhitte@gmail.com or call 704-791-9100.

» Open-Mic Night/Live Music — Enjoy open-mic night every Wednesday, and live music every Friday and Saturday at Lil’ Robert’s Place Taps, 25 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Free. Go to www.facebook.com/LilRobertsPlace.

» Actors of Tomorrow — A nonprofit children’s theater organization for youths of any theater experience at 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Suite 370, Concord. Go to www.actorsoftomorrow.org.

» Artist Demonstrations and Open Studios — ClearWater’s Gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. It’s free and open to the public at ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. Go to clearwaterartists.com.

» Creative Connections — A new group meant to bring together all the arts and culture advocates in the community to discover who is here to work with and build the creative community in Cabarrus County. Open to all artists, from belly dancers to writers, jugglers to quilters and art event organizers. For more information about the next meeting, visit www.facebook.com/CreativeConnectionsCabarrus/.

» Southern Piedmont Woodturners — Third Tuesday evening monthly — Monthly demonstrations, question and answer sessions and sometimes hands-on opportunities to try new techniques. Anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to visit and join at 223 Crowell St., Concord, at ClearWater Artist Studios. Go to http://www.spwoodturners.com.

» The Cabarrus Art Guild: Open Studio, Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring your project, your own supplies and join fellow artists. You don’t have to be an Art Guild member to take part. There is no cost at 223 Crowell Drive NW in Concord.

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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.