Compiled by Paul T. Choate
Feb. 15, 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.
Redleg Husky at Black Cat, Friday
Black Cat in downtown Boone will host live Appalachain-themed music by Redleg Husky, a two-member group of Appalachian Music graduate students at ASU. The music starts at 11 p.m. and there will be a $3 cover charge. For more information, click here.
Contra Dance at Todd Mercantile, Friday
Come on out for a good ole fashion contra dance on Friday evening at Todd Mercantile. John Turner and Julie Gurganus will be calling the dances to the tunes of the Laurel Creek String Band. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. and the cost is $5.
For more info, visit toddmercantile.com.
Eliot Lipp with O.K. Disconnect at Boone Saloon, Friday
Boone Saloon will be hosting an electronica night on Friday. The show starts at 10 p.m. and will feature Eliot Lipp and Charlotte-based O.K. Disconnet. The cover charge is $10 and attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
The Invisible III at Murphy’s, Friday
Murphy’s on West King Street will host the funky Invisible III on Friday night. There will be a $5 cover charge and the show starts at 10 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Annual Snowman Building Competition at Beech Mountain, Saturday
Frosty has a competitive side at Beech Mountain’s annual Snowman Building Contest. Gather your family and friends for this battle and let your creativity be the guide as you build your snowman, woman or animal in an effort to win the heart of the crowd. Prizes will be awarded and there are no stipulations except that you keep it family friendly.
For more information, visit skibeech.com.
The Appalachian State women’s basketball team (15-6, 9-4 SoCon) will play host to Wofford on Saturday afternoon at the Holmes Convocation Center. Tipoff is schedule for 2 p.m. and tickets are available online or at the Holmes Center box office.
For more information, visit goasu.com.
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.
Elvis Valentine’s Show at Blue Ridge Dinner Theater, Saturday
Jimmy W. Johnson will present the “Spirit of Elvis” at the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater in Glendale Springs on Saturday, Feb. 16, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets include both the buffet and the show, and cost $30 if pre-ordered or $35 at the door. The buffet opens at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30pm. For tickets, call 336-246-2900.
Nomadic at Murphy’s, Saturday
Known for their dubstep and anthemic rock tunes, Nomadic will perform at Murphy’s on Saturday night. The music starts at 10 p.m. and there will be a $5 cover charge. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
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.
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.
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 [email protected].