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Weekend Roundup: 17 Things To Do This Weekend; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans: Feb. 22 to 24

Compiled by Paul T. Choate

Feb. 22, 2013. This weekend has a variety of things to do for anybody in the High Country. Whether you are looking for something to relieve the week’s stress or a wild night on the town, the High Country has something to offer that will trigger that interest. There are so many things to look forward to as the weekend quickly approaches.

Retro-80s CREDITAmyMorrisonTotally 80′s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain, all weekend

Dig out those parachute pants or leg warmers, and don’t forget that favorite bandana. Beech is going back in time again this February. The second annual Totally 80′s Retro Ski Weekend takes place Feb. 22-24 in the Town of Beech Mountain. Relive the “new wave” era while enjoying 80′s bands, old school DJs and 80′s-themed promotions.

For more info, visit beechmountainresort.com.

Boone’s Got Talent, Friday

The Boone Community Network will present “Boone’s Got Talent,” a community showcase, on Friday, Feb. 22, at the High Country Press/SOS Printing office building front lobby. 

The event kicks off at 7 p.m., but if you come early you get free (yes, free) beer.

For more information, call 828-264-2262. 

Washam Brothers at TApp Room, Friday 

The Washam Brothers will be playing at the TApp Room in Boone on Friday night, starting at 10 p.m. There will be a $3 cover charge. 

Parents’ Night Out, Friday

Kids have a blast with wonderful ASU volunteers while parents enjoy a night out. For ages 18 months to 8 years. Cost is $12 for the first child, $6 per additional sibling. Want to Earn a Free Night Out? Adult supervisors may bring their own children and earn a free Parents Night Out to use at a later date. Call The Playhouse 828-263-0011 to reserve a spot or to volunteer.

WHS Boosters Concert, Friday

The Watauga High School Band Boosters will present the first annual WHS Band benefit bluegrass concert and chili dinner starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at WHS’s Ross Auditorium. The dinner will feature music by Surefire and Carolina Crossing. The dinner starts at 5 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for dinner and $5 for the concert and are available in advance by contacting Angie Caraway at 828-789-9575, and they will also be available at the door.

The Get Downs at Murphy’s, Friday

The Get Downs will be playing at Murphy’s Pub on Friday night beginning at 10 p.m. Their “gritty blues and hard-driving wall of sound is sure to melt your face off!” 

The show begins at 10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge and attendees must be 21 or older.

Heart Shape 2013, Saturday

This coming Saturday, Feb. 23, the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will host Heart Shape 2013 at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center to raise awareness about heart health and stroke prevention.

The event kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. With February being American Heart Month, this is a great opportunity for community members to come out and get a free heart health screening.

Click here for more info.

Photo by MacKenzie Johnson
Photo by MacKenzie Johnson

Shred for the Cup Slopestyle Finals at App Ski Mountain, Saturday

SFTC will highlight the “triple crown” of park events once again, with Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle competitions throughout the entire winter. In order to assure maximum snow depths and best quality setups, all events will occur during January & February. All events will also be scheduled for the Day Session, as in the past some of our Night SFTC events have been affected by inclement weather. App Terrain Park will be partnering each SFTC event with a major title sponsor to provide prizes, product, and support for everyone involved.

Hidden Still at Black Cat, Saturday

Robert, Ashton, and Michael all met at the Hayes School of Music in the spring semester of 2012. Discovering that we all had similar tastes in music, they decided to start writing and playing together. The only missing piece was a drummer. A close friend recommended Zack, who was to be a freshman the following semester. The first rehearsal in September of 2012 went so smoothly that they decided to continue making music together.

The show kicks off at 10:30 p.m. and there will be a $3 cover charge. For more info, click here.

The Naked Gods
The Naked Gods

Naked Gods, Yardwork and Great Architect at Boone Saloon, Saturday

Local rock heroes Naked Gods will perform at the Boone Saloon on Thursday, March 1. Self described as “hapless burly-pop prog punk,” the quintet will be joined by Yardwork and Great Architect. 

The show begins at 10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge and attendees must be 21 or older.

Fitness Marathon at the Buckeye Rec Center, Saturday

Get fired up for this fundraiser benefitting the Beach Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. There will be fitness classes all day.

Admission is $10 and everyone is welcome (spectators, donors, participants). Win prizes and give back to your community.

Boss Hawg at Sugar Mountain, Saturday

Boss Hawg’s home pen is the mountain town of Boone. The Hawg formed in 2003 at a party on the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The band quickly discovered that combining their contemporary rendition of traditional Appalachian Mountain music with fun loving audiences produced a natural high-energy vibe that is reminiscent of the once-a-month barn dances from the turn of the century.

The show kicks off at 4 p.m. at Sugar Mountain Resort. For more information, call 828-898-4521.

Donnie Dies
Donnie Dies

Donnie Dies at Murphy’s, Saturday

Donnie Dies is a five-piece band conceived in Charlotte. Initially started as an experimental outlet for original members Dries Vandenberg, Matt Zutell, and Aaron Utterback the band quickly grew into a more serious endeavor. After a few years of refining their craft in Charlotte, Donnie Dies relocated to Boone, and Charleston, S.C., continuing to play frequently in all three cities. Donnie Dies has recently begun to expand their reach across NC and into neighboring states.

The show begins at 10 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge and attendees must be 21 or older.

Wine Tasting at Peabody’s, Saturday

Come over to Peabody’s on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. and enjoy tasting some medium to high-end wines. Different importers and wineries are featured each week. The cover charge for the tasting is $5. 

DSC_0946High Country Junior Race Series Championship Race at App Ski Mountain, Sunday

Started in 1984, the High Country Junior Race Series has become one of the most popular winter events for young people in the area. Over the years, the series has grown in popularity and over 100 young athletes aged 4 to 18 are participating this season.

The Championship Race will be held on Sunday morning beginning at 9 a.m.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Canyons, Sunday

Enjoy a Sunday brunch at Canyon’s in Blowing Rock. Todd Wright, the ambassador of jazz for Western North Carolina, and friends will provide the music.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and there is no cover charge. For more info, click to www.canyonsbr.com, www.todd-wright.com or call 822-295-7661.


Be sure to check out our listings for cinema showtimes and movie trailers at the Regal Boone Cinema 7, too! It’s the only place where you can see ALL the trailers and showtimes for every movie playing in Boone all on one page!

Click to www.hcpress.com/movie-reviews to view the trailers for what’s playing at the movie theater this weekend.  

Editor’s note: Want your event to be added to our Weekend Roundup next time? Email Paul at ptchoate@highcountrypress.com.