South Charlotte Weekly Arts Beat Dec. 14

Folk society’s potluck to be held Saturday

The Charlotte Folk Society is inviting the community out to a potluck dinner and jam session this weekend.
The event is Saturday, Dec. 15, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Blvd. From 4 to 5 p.m. there’s a song circle led by Salem Macknee and Tom Kelleher, and a Celtic session led by fiddler Ed Gebauer. There’s also an old-time jam session with the Flat Possum Hoppers.
That’s followed by dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Singer/songwriter Natalie Royal will perform seasonal songs from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by another song circle and jam session.
People are asked to bring a covered dish that can serve eight people, or donate $5 toward expenses.
Charlotte Folk Society events occur throughout the year at the Great Aunt Stella Center. Find more information on the group at its website,

Holiday concert to be held Saturday at St. Mary’s

Carolina Pro Musica’s annual holiday concert is Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Mary’s chapel at 1129 E. 3rd St.
There will be two performances, one at 7 p.m. and the other at 8:30 p.m. The concert will feature 18th century music, seasonal readings and carols for all to sing, and performers will appear in 18th century attire.
Tickets to the concert are $15 and are available at

Children’s Theatre featured on TV show

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will be featured in an episode of the ABC television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
The theater helped design, build and install two children’s bedrooms in a home in Lincolnton. The television show follows the construction of homes for families in need across the country, often making special rooms or changing aspects of a home to fit the special needs of a member of that home’s family.
The episode featuring the Children’s Theatre is Monday, Dec. 17, at 8 pm. on ABC.
“Nearly every staffer at Children’s Theatre had an opportunity to participate in some way, be it painting, picking up supplies, loading the truck or just providing encouragement and support,” according to a news release from the group.
Find more information on the Children’s Theatre on its website,

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