R.O. Hoffman Center – 700 S. Main St., Drexel. Ray Shook Band, Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Adults $8, kids 6-12, $4. Food will be served.

Brown Mountain Bottleworks — 115 E. Union St. Jesse Harman, tonight, 7:30 p.m. Free.

The Levee Brewery and Pub - 118 Main St. W, Valdese. Chico and the Man, 7 p.m. Friday. Free.

TGIF — Historic Burke County Courthouse Square. Buick MacKane, Friday, 6 p.m. Free.

Valdese Family Friday Nights — Wells Fargo/Town Parking Lot. Tony Bailey Band, Friday, 7 p.m. Free.

Belle Farm — 3851 Kathy Road. Tallent Family, Friday, 7-9 p.m. Donations accepted.

The Grind Café and Coffeehouse — 136 W. Union St. Drive South, Friday, 7:30-10 p.m.

Catawba Brewing Co. — 212 S. Green St. Oracle Blue, Friday, 8-11 p.m. Free.

Bill Mattocks and The Strut, Saturday, 8-11 p.m. Free.

Silver Fork Winery — 5000 Patton Road. Joe Hasty and Centerpiece Jazz, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Judge’s Riverside BBQ — 128 Greenlee Ford Road. Roadunnerz, Saturday, 7 p.m.


History Museum of Burke County — 201 W. Meeting St. Hours of operation include: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A total of 10,000 square feet on two floors highlights Burke County’s prehistory through the 1970s. A new exhibit, “Remember Burke County Furniture Companies,” a retrospective, runs through December. Call ahead for group tours, 828 437-1777. Free admission.

Rock School Arts Foundation — 400 W. Main St., Valdese. Galleries I & II, Studio 101. Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends by appointment. Art 101 summer camps open to children first grade through high school. Cost is $50 per child per camp. Call 828-879-2129 for more information or to enroll or register.

Criativo International Arts — 304 S. Sterling St. Criativo International Arts gallery showcases original acrylic and oil paintings from North and South America. Art classes are available for children and adults at the gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check for times for special summer and event hours at For more information, call 336-782-7500.

Capt. Charles McDowell House — 119 St. Mary's Church Road. Regular summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a $5 fee. Students are admitted free of charge. The house is believed to be the oldest brick structure in Burke County.

CoMMA — 401 S. College St. CoMMA's gallery, featuring Ben Long's fresco "Sacred Dance and the Muses" is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during events for ticket-holders. For CoMMA shows and ticket information visit or call 828-433-7469.

Hamilton Williams Gallery — 403 E. Union St. For more information, call 828-438-1595 or visit

Burke Arts Council — Jailhouse Gallery, 115 E. Meeting St., Morganton. For more information, call 828-433-7282, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit

Morganton Depot Museum — 624 S. Green St. Restored to its 1916 appearance, the museum contains 19th and 20th century railroad photos and memorabilia. Open Saturdays only, 1-3 p.m. For other times or group tours call 828-437-1777. Free admission.

The Heritage Museum — Historic Burke County Courthouse Square, Morganton. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call ahead for group tours. For more information, call 828-437-4104.

The Waldensian Trail of Faith — 401 Church St., Valdese. The Trail of Faith is an 11-acre outdoor museum containing 15 buildings and monuments portraying the journey of the Waldenses from 1170 A.D. Open year-round. For more information, call 828-874-1893 or visit

Waldensian Heritage Museum — 208 Rodoret St., Valdese. Open Tuesday through Friday with tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The most complete collection of Waldensian history in North America. This handicap-accessible museum is open year-round. For more information, call 828-874-1111 or 828-879-2126.

Art in the Hall — Morganton City Hall, 305 E. Union St., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed holidays.

Showtimes, dates, hours and bands can change without prior notice. Always call before going out. To be in Hot Ticket, email your information to by 11 a.m., four days prior to Thursday print date.

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