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Weekend Roundup: 18 Things To Do This Weekend; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans: Jan. 18 to 20

Compiled by Paul T. Choate

Jan. 11, 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.

Imperial Blend
Imperial Blend

Imperial Blend at Murphy’s, Friday

Imperial Blend is a four piece electronic/jam group based out of Greensboro. Their live shows are filled with captivating ambiance and sonic textures. Having soft guitar mixing with tantalizing keys, and tempered percussion propelling heavy dropping bass lines. The show kicks off at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover. The show is restricted to those 21 years of age and older. 

“Usual Suspects Comedy” at Up in Smoke, Friday

The Cure for the Mondays Comedy group is making a stop at Up In Smoke Hookah Lounge on their Unusual Suspect Comedy Tour. Get ready for some laughs and some hookah. The performance will kick off at 8:30 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. 

Pale Fire
Pale Fire

Pale Fire & The Radio Reds at Black Cat, Friday

Greensboro-based Pale Fire, described as “loud, aggressive post-hardcore,” and Charlotte-based The Radio Reds, an indie punk group, will play at Black Cat Burritos in Boone starting at 10:30 p.m. The cover charge is $5 for ages 18-20 and $3 for those over 21. 

Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Boone, Saturday

Come down to Applebee’s in Boone on Saturday morning and enjoy a $7 breakfast platter to benefit a good cause. All proceeds will go to the Peacemakers Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association for the Run For The Son mission outreach.

littlemisswinterfest2_001Winterfest 2013: Little Miss & Master, Saturday

Presented by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Little Miss (or Master) and Teen Miss NC pageant will be held at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium on Saturday. Registration begins At 10:00 a.m., the competition begins At 11:30 a.m. and the Crowning Ceremony begins At 3:00 p.m. 

Origami Flower Making at Grandfather, Saturday

Grandfather Mountain State Park will host an instructional origami flower making class at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Participants will learn to identify some of the wildflowers that inhabit the Grandfather Mountain State Park and will then get to make origami flowers that resemble the flowers seen around Grandfather Mountain. For more info, call 828-963-9522.

Boss Hawg
Boss Hawg

Boss Hawg at Sugar Mountain, Saturday

The acoustic sounds of North Carolina bluegrass will fill the air at Sugar Mountain Resort on Saturday afternoon when Boss Hawg takes the stage from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Back to Skool Hip Hop Ho-Down at Galileo’s, Saturday

Get funky at Galileo’s on Saturday night with the Back to Skool Hip Hop Ho-Down. The show will kick off at 10 p.m. and features DJ Trebloff, J-Trippy and N.E.M. 

BPL at Boone Saloon, Saturday

BPL is an original hip hop and funk group from Boone. They will take to the stage at 10 p.m. and the cover charge is $10. The show is restricted to those 21 years of age and older. 

Jovontaes at Black Cat, Saturday

Come out to Black Cat on Saturday night at 10 p.m. and check out what is described as “a sprawling yet tightly woven journey through celestial space rifts, surf-flavored stoner anthems and down tempo instrumental landscapes.” Should be interesting. 

Tiny Boxes at Murphy’s, Saturday

Tiny Boxes “blends progressive musicality with groove together in a solid rock band package.” The show kicks off at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. The show is restricted to those 21 years of age and 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. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Events on Sunday

Martin_Luther_King_Jr_NYWTS“Dr. King’s Legacy, A Paradoxical Leader”

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemoration. Dr. Melanie Childers, director of pastoral care at Watauga Medical Center, will speak on “Dr. King’s Legacy, A Paradoxical Leader at the” at 11 a.m. at the Boone Unitarian Universalists Fellowship, located at 381 E. King St., Boone. For more info, call 828-355-9779.

Worship Service

Dr. Keith McCutchen and the Appalachian State University gospel choir will lead a reflection on the influence of the church and black gospel music on the Civil Rights Movement. The service takes place at the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, located at 161 Church St., Boone. For more info, visit: www.boonechurch.com.

College Slalom and Giant Slalom Race at Sugar, Sunday

This competition is for qualified college students. Come out to Sugar Mountain Resort on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and check out some awesome skiing and snowboarding. Conditions look perfect this weekend for it. For more info, visit skisugar.com.

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.

Chetola Festival of Lights
Chetola Festival of Lights

Chetola Resort’s Festival of Lights, Through Jan. 27

The 50,000 holiday-light display continues through Jan. 27. To see the elaborate display inside Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock costs no money, and everyone is invited.

For more information, call 828-295-5500 or click to www.chetola.com.


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 trailer’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.