Melinda Doolittle comes to the Davis Theatre on Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m.

Now a center stage phenom who sings “The Great American Soul Book,” this “American Idol” finalist delivers flawless vocals with a mesmerizing precision that captivates her audiences.

“Like a young Tina Turner, she can go from a slinky purr to a mighty, gospel charged growl … that’ll keep you coming back for more,” said People Magazine.

Cost is $40. Tickets are available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2XHRqMY; Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord; or by phone at 704-920-2787.

Don’t see the tickets you want? Occasionally, more seats become available closer to the performance date. Call 704-920-2787 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for details.

The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord.

THIS WEEK

» Call to Artists — 2020 Spring into Arts Festival: Now through March 31. The Spring into Arts Festival committee is accepting applications for the 2020 festival. The festival will take place Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Concord and is open to artists and crafters spanning a variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass and more. Interested artists should download the vendor form and submit check with payment by March 31. Application fee is $85 for a 10 x 10 space. Work should be handmade and the original work of the artist or crafter. For more information on Spring into Arts, including sponsorship opportunities, email info@concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208.

» Cabarrus Art Guild spring judged show: Now through March 27; free; The Cabarrus Art Guild is proud to announce its annual spring judged show. This exhibition showcases artists from Cabarrus and surrounding counties and features a variety of mediums. The guild has moved to ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, 223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord. Visit cabarrusartguild.org or clearwaterartists.com for details.

» Exhibition Tone: Now through Saturday, April 25. Tone is a group invitational co-curated by Rebecca Collins and Laurie Schorr. The exhibition will feature accomplished local photographic educators and their mentees, who often become colleagues. Tone explores various approaches to photography, the relationship between mentor and mentee, and interpretations of the term “tone.” Artists: Jen Crikenberger, Carolyn DeMeritt, Aspen Hochhalter, Sonja Langford, Phil Moody, Laurie Schorr, Dustin Shores, Caroline Waterman and Joshua White. Tone is sponsored by Hilliard Family Foundation. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St., S., Concord. Free and open to the public; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Recreational Art Studio: Wood Workshop: Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; $30. Join our two-sided wood workshop. All supplies provided. Ages 16 and older. Easy. 3689 Concord Parkway S., Concord; https://recreationalartstudio.com/

» Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-7 p.m. $35. Every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the back of Southern Strain Brewery in downtown Concord, TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Southern Strain Brewery; 165 Brumley Ave. NE, in Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Recreational Art Studio: Kids Drop-Off: Friday, Feb. 28, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Ages 5-12. Drop off your child for a fun-filled three hours of canvas painting, molding of clay and much more. Also includes two slices of cheese pizza and a drink. Space is limited. Held at 3689 Concord Parkway, S., Concord; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/2/28

» Cabarrus Art Guild: Pastel Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Pastel workshop for beginner or intermediate artists to study techniques used in pastel painting and how the artist can apply these techniques to basic art principles. To register contact Email: maliabryngel56@gmail.com. Clearwater Arts Center & Studios, 223 Crowell Drive, NW; Concord, NC 28025. http://www.clearwaterartists.com/

» The Living Room Reading Series presents Doubt, A Parable at Old Courthouse Theatre on Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m. This reading is the 2005 Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize Award for Drama by John Patrick Shanley. The event is free with donations accepted. Reservations are not needed. Old Courthouse Theatre is at 49 Spring St., NW, Concord, N.C. 28025. www.octconcord.com

NEXT WEEK

» ClearWater Arts Center & Studios: Yoga in the Gallery: Tuesday, March 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $6. Bring cash for the yoga instructor. Vicky Geros of Lotus Living Arts yoga studio leads a Meditative & Mindful Yoga flow class suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome. 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord; www.clearwaterartists.com

» CoNCord Flow Jam: Wednesday, March 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Come jam to curated playlists as you loosen your hips and dance on your toes in this fun fitness flow jam at Red Hill Brewery. Ten dollars buys you a beer, a non-routine flow dance session and prop access for play. Every first and third Wednesday at Red Hill Brewery, at 21 Union St., S., No. 3511 in Concord. KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Middle Eastern Music and Art: Culturally Sensitive Care at the End of Life: Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Under the direction of Verlene Schermer, certified clinical musician, participants will develop skills and build a repertoire of therapeutic music for use in hospice/health care settings with patients from other cultures. Participants will learn about Arabic rhythms and modes, develop improvisation skills using voice and instruments and explore traditional Lebanese, Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Arabic, Flamenco, Ladino, Bosnian and Basque tunes. Mckinnon Hospice Center is at 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis.

» Melinda Doolittle: Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. Cost is $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 available online 24/7 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.

UPCOMING

» Recreational Art Studio: Jewelry Stamping Workshop: Monday, March 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; $20; Jewelry stamping is so much fun and easy to do. In this workshop you will learn the basics of metal stamping and will be able to create one test item and two pieces of jewelry. Choose from aluminum bracelets, rings, various styles of necklaces or a key chain. For ages 13 and older. 3689 Concord Parkway S., Concord; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/3/9/630pm

» Recreational Art Studio: Burned Cork Coaster Workshop: Wednesday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; $25; Looking for something unique to do? Join Recreational Art Studio as we create a set of four burned cork coasters. For ages 15 and older. 3689 Concord Parkway, S., Concord; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/3/9/630pm

» Art Walk and Artists Reception: Friday, March 13, 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. Sponsored by Waste Pro.www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» A Closer Look: Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. Meet photographers Dustin Shores, Aspen Hochhalter and Sonja Langford from The Galleries’ Tone exhibition. Learn their processes, inspirations and behind-the-scenes stories. Enjoy complimentary wine and nibbles during this intimate event in The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St., S., Concord. Teens welcome. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. About the exhibition: A photography exhibition created by teachers and students of the medium, Tone follows each artist’s narrative, showcasing the photographic processes — both historical and modern — they chose to work in. This event is free, however registration is requested. http://bit.ly/2wDkE2R

» ClearWater Arts Center & Studios: Open Studios: Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Every second Saturday of the month, ClearWater Arts Center & Studios in Concord, opens its doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a selection of artists available to visit in their working art studios. Exhibitions on display in the galleries at 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. www.clearwaterartists.com

» CoNCord Flow Jam: Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Come jam to curated playlists as you loosen your hips and dance on your toes in this fun fitness flow jam at Red Hill Brewery. Ten dollars buys you a beer, a non-routine flow dance session and prop access for play. Every first and third Wednesday at Red Hill Brewery, 21 Union St. S., No. 3511 in Concord. KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Susan Werner & David Myles: Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m. Cost is $37.50. Two songwriters. One evening in the Davis. Folk singer 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: Wednesday, 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, it costs $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.

» Art on Tap’s Hip Hops ’90s Dance Party: Friday, March 27, from 7-10 p.m. Red Hill Brewing Co. will bring the craft beer. Dancing for the Arts professional dancer Jamil Davis will teach the dance steps. DJ Kristi Swanson will spin the tunes. There’ll be more, so keep coming back to learn more about this next AoT event. For young adults ages 21 and older. Free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Visit http://bit.ly/2RjaCfp for details. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., S., downtown Concord; Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» The Steel Wheels: Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. Cost is $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 are 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: Saturday, April 25, from 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.

» Family Show- Roger Day: Dream Big! Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths. Award-winning children’s musician Roger Day’s songs encourage kids to sing loud, jump high and DREAM BIG! The show features Day at his smart, interactive best singing the biggest hits from all of his award-winning CDs. The Davis Theatre of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St., S., Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Red Hill Brewery: Recycled Glass Mosiac: Saturday, May 9, from 6-7 p.m.; $75; Start saving glass bottles because TuxedoKat is hosting her first Recycled Glass Mosaic Workshop in Downtown Concord at Red Hill Brewery after Concord’s Spring Into Arts Festival. Limited space; $75 per seat; Red Hill Brewing Company; 21 Union St., S., Concord; https://www.facebook.com/events/480329679316512/ https://vimeo.com/204457608

» Concord Downtown Development Corporation: Spring into Arts Festival: Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. The Spring into Arts Festival is an annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord that showcases and promotes the visual and performing arts. Downtown Concord; https://www.concorddowntown.com/Events/SpringIntoArtsFestival

» Breakfast for the Arts: Friday, 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. Email Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787.

» Family Day: Saturday, June 20, 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 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.

» Family Show- Storyteller Donna Washington: Saturday, June 20, 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths. A highly animated performer, Donna Washington has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales and personal narratives to life for over thirty years. The Davis Theatre of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St., S., Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Art Lab: Wednesday, June 24, at 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: Friday, 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. It’s free and open to the public. Sponsored by Waste Pro. 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. ClearWater Artist Studios is at 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, 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 more 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, 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Suite 370, Concord. Go to www.actorsoftomorrow.org.

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

» Creative Connections — A 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. It’s 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, 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.

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.