Back for a fourth year, Craft Beer & Clay features a tasty beer selection from local brewery 26 Acres, a guided make-it-yourself clay piece and a demonstration from local ceramicist Jake Ford.The evening is FREE for members, or $30 for nonmembers. Price includes a beer tasting, one full beer, food, demonstration/activity and a complimentary tasting glass gift.

Art on Tap

Art on Tap members are fun people, and very symmetrical when posing for photos. Mary Beth Westgarth-Taylor/Emby Taylor Photography

Let us know you’re coming. Check “going” on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2186266341631722/.

Art on Tap is the Cabarrus Arts Council’s membership group for young professionals, 21 and older. For more information, or to become a member, visit https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/community/young-professionals/join-art-on-tap.

26 Acres Brewery

26 Acres Brewery will bring their favorite beers to sample.

THIS WEEK

Exhibition: Clay; Now – Saturday, January 26, 2019; view the works of 28 North Carolina potters and ceramicists in The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council; free and open to the public; sponsored by Uwharrie Bank; The Galleries 2018-2019 Season Sponsor: PSNC Energy; The Galleries’ hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, during Family Days and Art Walks and one hour before a performance in the Davis Theatre; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord; www.Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

STEAM-tastic Kids: Absorb Art; Friday, January 4, 2019, 4 pm; Do you love art and science? Have STEAM-tastic fun where creating abstract art and discover the science behind absorption; recommended ages: 5-12; Kannapolis Library 850 Mountain St, Kannapolis NC 28081. http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/steam-tastic-kids-absorb-art-kan/

Piedmont Choral Society’s 12th Day of Christmas Concert; Saturday, January 5, 4 pm; enjoy seasonal favorites and beautifully arranged carols of a 60 member chorus, accompanied by a professional orchestra; there will be an offering to help offset costs; PCS is sponsored in part by the NC Arts Council and the Cabarrus Arts Council; Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St N, Concord; www.piedmontchoralsociety.org.

NEXT WEEK

Art on Tap’s Craft Beer & Clay; Friday, January 11, 7 – 10 pm; enjoy a selection of craft beers from 26 Acres Brewing Co. while creating a work of art in clay, guided by artist Jake Ford; free for members/ $30 for nonmembers; sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/2186266341631722/; sponsored by C. Herman Construction; Art on Tap is a membership organization for young professionals 21+; membership details at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/community/young-professionals; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

UPCOMING

ClearWater Artist Studios: Live Figure Drawing – Thursdays, January 17 & February 21; For a cost of $15 per artist, cash only bring your own easel, materials and refreshments. Clear Water Artist Studio will have folding tables and chairs if needed. 18 and over please. Arrive before 6pm or ring doorbell for entry.  We look forward to seeing you here; 223 Crowell DR NW Concord, NC 28025. http://www.clearwaterartists.com/events-orig/2017/11/16/live-figure-drawing-at-clearwater-artist-studios-2tmb7-8f7ap-ran6c-tsyna-za3d4-h7a7b

Rhonda Vincent; Saturday, January 19, 2019, 4 & 8 pm; crowned the New Queen of Bluegrass, Vincent incorporates savvy contemporary touches and authentic classic bluegrass into their own unique sound; tickets: $40; tickets are available online (https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/current-season) or through the Box Office (704-920-2753) Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm in the Cabarrus Arts Council; the Davis Theatre 10th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts;    Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Dot Journaling 101: Friday, January 25, 2019, 4 pm;– Come join us in learning all about dot journaling, from what you need to get started, to how you can format your journal. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity; Recommended ages: 12-17;  Kannapolis Library 850 Mountain St, Kannapolis NC 28081. http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/dot-journaling-101-kan/

Family Day; Saturday, January 26, 1 - 4 pm; make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries; designed for preschool through elementary school age; free and open to the public; sponsored by Corning; El Puente Hispano (https://www.facebook.com/elpuentehispano/)  is a Family Day Partner; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Opera Xpress presents A Busy Bee; Saturday, January 26, 1:30 pm; a children’s operathat shows the importance of teamwork; ideal for families of preschool and elementary age children; free and open to the public; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Old Courthouse Theatre Auditions for Moonlight and Magnolias; Monday, February 11 & Tuesday, February 12, 7 pm; 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord; http://www.octconcord.com/.

Exhibition: Selections; Thursday, February 14 - Thursday, April 18; a selection of works chosen by Cabarrus Arts Council Curator Rebecca Collins; free and open to the public; sponsored by Hilliard Family Foundation; The Galleries 2018-2019 Season Sponsor: PSNC Energy; The Galleries’ hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, during Family Days and Art Walks and one hour before a performance in the Davis Theatre; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord; www.Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Modern Gentlemen;  Saturday, February 16, 4 & 8 pm; the voices of the Franki Valli show for the last dozen years, The Modern Gentlemen croon the great songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s; tickets: $45; tickets are available online (https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/current-season) or through the Box Office (704-920-2753) Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm in the Cabarrus Arts Council; the Davis Theatre 10th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts;    Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Walk; Friday, February 22, 6 - 9 pm; tour The Galleries’ Selections exhibition, then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works; free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Lab; Wednesday, February 27, 10 am; specially timed for the homeschool community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, Selections, and a fun, hands-on art activity; recommended for ages 7+; $5; register at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Jim Avett;  Friday, March 1, 8 pm; Cabarrus County native Jim Avett travels across the country performing gospel and country, but he always makes time for Davis Theatre audiences; tickets: $20;tickets are available online (https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/current-season) or through the Box Office (704-920-2753) Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm in the Cabarrus Arts Council; the Davis Theatre 10th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

We Banjo 3; Thursday, March 14, 7:30 pm; just in time for St. Patrick’s Day,thisaward -winning quartet from Ireland combines Irish music with bluegrass and Americana. Tickets: $35; tickets are available online (https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/current-season) or through the Box Office (704-920-2753) Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm in the Cabarrus Arts Council; the Davis Theatre 10th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts;    Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day; Saturday, April 6, 1 - 4 pm; make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries; designed for preschool through elementary school age; free and open to the public; sponsored by Atrium Health; El Puente Hispano (https://www.facebook.com/elpuentehispano/)  is a Family Day Partner; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Arthur Trace: The Artful Deceiver; Saturday, April 6, 4 & 8 pm; Arthur Trace is a master of sleight of hand magic and a treat for the mind, senses and funny bone; the 4 pm performance is a shorter program, recommended for families with small children; tickets: 4 pm show - $20 adult/$10 youth & 8 pm show - $30; tickets are available online (https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/current-season) or through the Box Office (704-920-2753) Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm in the Cabarrus Arts Council; the Davis Theatre 10th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts;    Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Lab; Wednesday; April 17, 10 am; specially timed for the homeschool community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, Selections, and a fun, hands-on art activity; recommended for ages 7+; $5; register at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Freddy Cole Quartet; Tuesday, April 30, 7:30 pm; “King” Cole’s younger brother can hold his own and has created his own following in the jazz world; tickets:$35; tickets are available online (https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/current-season) or through the Box Office (704-920-2753) Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm in the Cabarrus Arts Council; media sponsor: WFAE 90.7 FM; the Davis Theatre 10th Anniversary Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts;    Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Exhibition: On Paper; Thursday, May 16 – Friday, July 26; works created on paper; free and open to the public; sponsored by Hilliard Family Foundation; The Galleries 2018-2019 Season Sponsor: PSNC Energy; The Galleries’ hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, during Family Days and Art Walks and one hour before a performance in the Davis Theatre; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord; www.Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Breakfast for the Arts; Friday, May 17, 7:30 am; the Breakfast for the Arts fundraiser serves up children’s performances and inspirational speakers to show the impact of the arts on our community; reservations are required for this free event; email Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2753; Presenting Sponsor: Embassy Suites; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Walk; Friday, May 31, 6  9 pm; tour The Galleries’ On Paper exhibition, then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works; free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Lab; Wednesday, June 12, 10 am; ; specially timed for the homeschool community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, On Paper, and a fun, hands-on art activity; recommended for ages 7+; $5; register at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day; Saturday, June 22, 1 - 4 pm; make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries; designed for preschool through elementary school age; free and open to the public; El Puente Hispano (https://www.facebook.com/elpuentehispano/)  is a Family Day Partner; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

ONGOING

Activities in The Galleries; Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm 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.

Exhibitions: Clay – Thursday, November 8 – Saturday, January 26, 2019;

Selections – Thursday, February 14 – Thursday, April 18; On Paper – Thursday, May 16 – Friday, July 26; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Lyrics & Laughs; first & third Tuesday of each month, 1 - 2 pm; come sit around, sing your heart out and smile along the way; Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave, Concord; www.cabarruscounty.us.

Friday Night Dance; each Friday of the month, 6:30 pm;  dance to a live band at the Senior Center – Concord; $5/person; $1/concession; Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave, Concord; www.cabarruscounty.us.

Voice and Performance Lessons –teacher and professional singer/performer Daniel Truhitte, from The Sound of Music fame; available for students of all ages and skill levels; 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 Street South, Downtown Concord. Free. www.facebook.com/LilRobertsPlace.

Actors of Tomorrow – a non-profit children’s theatre organization for youth of any theatre experience, 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Ste. 370, Concord www.actorsoftomorrow.org.

Art Classes at Brenda’s Art Studio;  Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays – youth classes, 4:30-6:30 pm; activities include drawing, painting, collage, pottery and sculpture. Adult classes, 6-8 pm; activities include drawing, painting, pottery or sculpture; Brenda Hardin: 704-786-8570; Brendahardin1@windstream.net.

Artist Demonstrations and Open Studios – ClearWater’s Gallery is open Wednesday –Friday, Noon-5pm, every 2nd Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm or by appointment; free and open to the public; The ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord; clearwaterartists.com.

Creative Connections – Anew group meant to bring together all the arts and culture advocates in our community to discover who is here to work with and build our creative community in Cabarrus County; open to all artists, from belly dancers to writers, jugglers to quilters, art event organizers welcome as well; for more information about the next meeting, visit www.facebook.com/CreativeConnectionsCabarrus/

Southern Piedmont Woodturners – 3rd Tuesday evening monthly – monthly demonstrations, Q&A Sessions, and sometimes hands-on opportunities to try new techniques; anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to visit and join; 223 Crowell St, Concord at Clearwater Artist Studios; http://www.spwoodturners.com.

The Cabarrus Arts Council contributes The Arts and Entertainment column, which highlights the arts in Cabarrus County, to the Independent Tribune each Wednesday.  Please use the contact information provided to confirm the details of events.  If you would like your arts information to be considered for inclusion, please email Elisabeth Thornton at elisabeth@cabarrusartscouncil.org.

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