BFTA 2020: One last thing before we make the bed

BFTA 2020: One last thing before we make the bed

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Live performances

Did you know that each year every single student in Cabarrus County sees a live performance through our Students Take Part in the Arts program? Your donations make it possible. Thank you! Consider donating to the Cabarrus Arts Council today at https://bit.ly/DONATECabarrusArtsCouncil. James Nix photo

By Elisabeth Thornton

Cabarrus Arts CouncilWe must thank you for your generosity and for showing us that the arts matter to YOU! Breakfast (in bed) for the Arts, our virtual fundraiser, showed us how much you value the arts in our community. Please visit our website at www.cabarrusartscouncil.org to see the final tally.

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A special thank you to Deb Reid, Tiffany Lassiter, Adele Vensel, Matthew Minchew, Karen Cobb, Sandra Torres, Grant Maginnis and Cabarrus Arts Council CEO and President Noelle Rhodes Scott for sharing your stories with us. Thank you also to Market Street Studios, whose generosity allows us 100 percent of the proceeds collected through the BFTA fundraiser.

It’s never too late to donate to the Cabarrus Arts Council. If you have already given, we thank you. If you’re still considering, we hope you’ll watch the videos again one more time and then visit https://bit.ly/DONATECabarrusArtsCouncil.

The community needs the arts, and the arts need you. Now more than ever.

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Many organizations may have postponed or canceled their events as a precaution to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We advise that you check with the event’s organizer to make sure its activity has not been canceled.

Summer art camps and lessons

» Pottery lessons — Summer. Learn to throw a bowl, tumbler or vase on a potter’s wheel. Lessons adapted for kindergarten through adult. Class size: individual, or groups up to four. Sessions are scheduled at mutually convenient days/times. Visit www.linbarnhardt.com or info@linbarnhardt.com for details. Lin Barnhardt Studio is in Mount Pleasant.

» Recreational Art Studio’s 2020 ArtSmart Summer Camps: Now through August. Morning/afternoon/full day/weeklong camps available. Cost: $25 to $225 for ages 5-12. A different theme each week: Game Show Mania; Mad Science; Patriotic Past-times; Amazing Art; Myths & Legends; Exploration; Roller Coaster Tycoon; Music Makers; Going Green; and Harry Potter. Recreational Art Studio is at 3689 Concord Parkway S., Concord. Go to recreationalartstudio.com.

» Brenda’s Summer Art Camp — Now through August. Weeklong camps held from 9-11:30 a.m. daily. New camps each week. Drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture and many crafts. Refreshments and lots of fun activities. Call 704-786-8570 Brenda’s Art Studio for more information.

» Summer Camp Friday Add-On — Yarn Tassel Garland — Friday, July 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Make a yarn tassel garland. Ages 7-14. Cost: $45. Class size: 12. AR Workshop is at 5345 Vining St., Concord. Go to arworkshop.com for details.

» Summer Camp Series F Summer Art Camp; Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Class size: 6. Cost: $185. Ages 7-14. Kids will create four DIY projects and a DIY camp T-shirt at AR Workshop, 5345 Vining St., Concord. Go to arworkshop.com for details.

» Summer Camp Series D Summer Art Camp — Monday, July 27 to Thursday, July 30, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Class size: 6. Cost: $185 for ages 7-14. Kids will create four DIY projects and a DIY camp T-shirt at AR Workshop, 5345 Vining St., Concord. Go to arworkshop.com for details.

This week

» Creative Writing for Teens: Thursday, July 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Ages 10-19 — Got stories sprouting in the back of your mind? Poems taking root in your notebooks? This club will give you the tools to plant, grow and prune a whole forest of writing ideas. From story prompts, to poetry tips, to group critiques, this monthly club is all about sprouting your inner writer. Mount Pleasant Library is at 8556 Cook St., Mount Pleasant. Go to https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/creative-writing-for-teens-mtp-21/.

» Open Mic Friday Night at The Percantile and Creamery — July 3, 7 p.m. Enjoy great local musicians every Friday night. Bring your instrument to 8635 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

» Friday Fire & Variety Show — July 3 and July 10. Every Friday at 8 p.m., the TuxedoKat family will livestream its Fire & Light Show at TuxedoKat Imaginarium in Concord. Tune in for entertainment. Are you a performer interested in broadcasting your creative voice to express your feelings to the world through expression? DM or email KatCo@TuxedoKat.com.

» Vegan Vibes Music Series — Sunday, July 5, 1-7 p.m. A music event that combines an opportunity to learn about the plant-based lifestyle. Try vegan food by some of the best vegan vendors and chefs in the world at Cabarrus Brewing Co., 329 McGill Ave. NW, Concord. Visit cabarrusbrewing.com for details.

Next week

» Toddler Storytime: Wednesday, July 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Walking to 3 years, with caregiver. Stories, songs, finger plays and more, followed by playtime for toddlers and networking for parents. Harrisburg Library is at 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg. Go to https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/toddler-storytime-har-417/.

» Wednes-DIY, Wood Workshop! — Wednesday, July 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Make a plank wood sign, porch sign, framed wood sign, round lazy susan, centerpiece box, wood clock, plank wood tray, cake stand, pedestal tray or wood photo frame. Choose designer paints and stains. Prices vary depending on project. Limit 10 per class at the AR Workshop, 5345 Vining St., Concord. Go to arworkshop.com for details.

» Online Event: Basic Watercolor Techniques: Thursday, July 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Curious about how to get started with watercolor painting, or just looking to try something new? In this class, local artist Ali Loncar-Bridges will walk you through the fundamentals of watercolor. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/292181518577990/.

» Fri-YAY! Wood Workshop — Friday, July 10, 6:30- 9:30 p.m. Make a plank wood sign, porch sign, framed wood sign, round lazy susan, centerpiece box, wood clock, plank wood tray, cake stand, pedestal tray or wood photo frame. Choose designer paints and stains. Prices vary depending on project. Limit three per class at AR Workshop, 5345 Vining St., Concord. Go to arworkshop.com for details.

Upcoming

» Preschool Storytime: Thursday, July 16, 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Preschool Storytime at the Harrisburg Library. Stories, songs, finger plays, movement and more. Both sessions feature different stories and activities. Ages: 3-5 at Harrisburg Library, 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg. Go to https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/preschool-storytime-har-462/.

» Fri-YAY! Wood Workshop — Friday, July 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Make a plank wood sign, porch sign, framed wood sign, round lazy susan, centerpiece box, wood clock, plank wood tray, cake stand, pedestal tray or wood photo frame. Choose designer paints and stains. Prices vary depending on project. Limit 10 per class at AR Workshop, 5345 Vining St., Concord. Go to arworkshop.com for details.

» Live Music: David Domingo — Saturday, July 18, 8-11 p.m. at The Wine Room, 5401 Village Drive at Afton Village, Concord.

» TGIF! Wood Workshop — Friday, July 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Make a plank wood sign, porch sign, framed wood sign, round lazy susan, centerpiece box, wood clock, plank wood tray, cake stand, pedestal tray or wood photo frame. Choose designer paints and stains. Prices vary depending on project. Limit 10 per class at AR Workshop, 5345 Vining St., Concord. Go to arworkshop.com for details.

» We’re Sew Creative: Urge to Serge — Thursday, Aug. 13, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $50. First you will learn the parts of your machine, general maintenance and how to thread it. Then you will learn how to join seams using a three-thread and a four-thread overlock stitch. You will also learn to create a narrow hem, a rolled hem and a ruffle. We’re Sew Creative, 8637 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. For more information, visit https://www.bing.com/search?q=what+is+serging+sewing&form=PRDLR1&src=IE11TR&pc=DCTE.

» Pets, Paints & Pints at Cabarrus Brewing: Thursday, Aug. 27, 6-9 p.m. Learn to paint your pet at Cabarrus Brewing with pet portrait artist Carla Garrison-Mattos. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/906464493204182/. Cabarrus Brewing Co. is at 329 McGill Ave., Concord.

» The Happy Ones live at Cabarrus Brewing Co. — Saturday, Aug. 29, 7-10:30 p.m. Enjoy live music at Cabarrus Brewing Co., 329 McGill Ave. NW, Concord. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/855993754918164/.

This fall

» Harrisburg Art Walk — Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come stroll the streets of Town Center with your family and friends and enjoy viewing the lovely works of over 40 local and regional artists. Everything from paintings to pottery, metal work, jewelry, handmade bath soaps and lotions, bags, apparel and more. Live music and food vendors will be there. It’s free and open to the public at Harrisburg Town Center, Main Street, Harrisburg. For more information, email Shawn marble at smarble@harrisburgnc.org.

» Rockin’ the Burg Community Concerts Presents 20 Ride — Zac Brown Tribute — Saturday, Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public at Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg. Each Rockin’ the Burg Concert at Harrisburg Park features food trucks, children’s activities, including an inflatable and other outdoor yard games, and live music. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Leashed pets are welcome. Harrisburg Park is a tobacco- and alcohol-free park. Parking is available at Harrisburg Park on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rockin’ the Burg Concert Series is sponsored through the Cabarrus Arts Council by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Visit harrisburgnc.org for details.

» We’re So Creative: Tucker University Corner Beam and Sliver — Monday, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $25. Join Deanna and learn to use the Studio 180 Design Corner Beam Tool for perfectly pieced units every time. We’re Sew Creative is at 8637 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1379954975539064/.

» The Steel Wheels — Friday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. 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. Tickets for this show’s previous date, April 4, will be honored. The Davis Theatre is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. For information, call the box office at 704-920-0379.

» Rockin’ the Burg Community Concerts Presents Dirty Grass Soul — Saturday, Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public at Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg. Each Rockin’ the Burg Concert at Harrisburg Park features food trucks, children’s activities, including an inflatable and other outdoor yard games, and live music. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Leashed pets are welcome. Harrisburg Park is a tobacco- and alcohol-free park. Parking is available at Harrisburg Park on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rockin’ the Burg Concert Series is sponsored through the Cabarrus Arts Council by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Visit harrisburgnc.org for details.

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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