Opera Xpress' A Busy Bee Kicks Off Family Day

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All the bees in Bella's hive have a job to do to keep the hive thriving, including her friends Sophia, Buzz, and Miguel. Now it's Bella's turn to discover how she will contribute to the hive. Is she a nurse bee? A guard bee? Or maybe a cleaning bee? Join us as Bella finds her determination and discovers her place the hive!

This brand new children's opera premiered in early 2018 with the Florentine Opera in Milwaukie, Wisconsin. Composer Ruben Piirainen's exciting new opera is based on the SHARP Literacy children's book of the same name. This free presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at The Davis Theatre inside the Cabarrus Arts Council. Tickets are free, seating is limited. Call 704-920-2753 for more information.

Spring into Arts Festival Early Bird Artist Deadline Approaching

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The Spring into Arts Festival committee is currently accepting applications for the 2019 festival. The festival will take place Saturday, May 11 from 10 - 4 p.m. in Downtown Concord and attracts artist from across the region. The centerpiece of the festival is a juried art show with artists spanning a wide variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass and textiles. Early bird deadline for applications is January 31, 2019 with a $65 application fee. 

Art on Tap Craft Beer & Clay Returns!

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Back for a fourth year, Craft Beer & Clay features a tasty beer selection from 26 Acres, a guided make-it-yourself clay piece, and a demonstration from local ceramist Jake Ford on Friday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Art on Tap is a membership group for young professionals. Cost is $40/person; $75/couple. Craft Beer & Clay is free for members and $30 for non-members.

Rhonda Vincent @ The Davis

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Famously crowned as "the new queen of bluegrass" by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent's music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads. Catch one of two performances at The Davis on Saturday, January 19 at 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. 

The Sweet Life Expands Bakery Operations

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Owner Lori Rice and team of The Sweet Life, specialty bakery shop in Downtown Concord, are officially open in their new location at 15 Cabarrus Avenue, West, - a store front property located underneath the renovated Telephone Exchange building behind the Hotel Concord. If you've enjoyed dessert while visiting 2 Gals Kitchen, you have enjoyed a sweet treat from The Sweet Life!

Concord's Best Dressed Kids Open for Business

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Concord's Best Dressed Kids is now operating out of 35 Union, Street South in Downtown Concord. They will be hosting their Chamber Ribbon Cutting this coming Friday, December 14 at 9:45 a.m. Starting as an online retailer, owner Rob Stevenson decided to expand operations to include a Downtown storefront after attending last summer's pop-up market on Union Street. Specializing in clothing for children, they carry a variety of styles ages infant and up.  

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