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Weekend Roundup: 18 Things To Do This Weekend; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans: March 1 to 3

Compiled by Paul T. Choate

March 1, 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.

Standing Still...in the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by Mary-Ann Prack; Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 2013.
Standing Still…in the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by Mary-Ann Prack; Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 2013.

Downtown Boone First Friday Art Crawl

On Friday, March 1, downtown Boone will be taken over by the monthly First Friday Art Crawl. Like always, this month’s crawl will feature food, drinks and live music with work and exhibitions from local artists. And as usual, everyone is invited to come out and enjoy some Friday night fun. Wear your big coats and long johns though, the temperature is going to be in the 20s this evening with upwards of 20+ mph winds. 

Participating businesses include (in alphabetical order):

641 RPM – 691 W. King St
Anna Banana’s – 641 W. King St.
Antiques on Howard – 199 Howard St. #1
Art of Oil – 819 W. King St.
Artwalk – 611 W. King St.
Beadbox & Grateful Grounds – 585 W. King St.
Boone Saloon – 489 W. King St.
Capones’s Pizza & Bar – 454 W. King St.
Cha Da Thai – 173 Howard St.
Char Modern American Restaurant – 179 Howard St.
Doe Ridge Pottery – 585 D W. King St.
Footsloggers – 139 S. Depot St.
Gladiola Girls – 549 W. King St.
Glug Beer & Wine – 444 W. King St.
Hands Gallery – 543 W. King St.
Lucky Penny – 693 W. King St.
Macado’s – 539 W. King St.
Mast General Store – 630 W. King St.
Open Door – 703 W. King St.
Proper Restaurant – 142 S. Water St.
Shear Shakti – 693 W. King St.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts – 423 W. King St.
Vidalia’s Restaurant & Wine Bar – 831 W. King St.
Watauga Arts Council – 783 W. King St.

Redleg Husky at Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Friday

The newly-opened Appalachian Mountain Brewery in 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 5 p.m. and they plan to play until closing time. 

gggrGlengarry Glen Ross at ASU, Friday

Glengarry Glen Ross is by American playwright David Mamet, and the show opened on Broadway in 1984. The plot involves ruthless real estate salesmen who need to either make sales or lose their jobs. It will play at 7:30 p.m. in the I.G. Greer Theatre at ASU on March 1 and 2.

For more information, click here.

Rumors at LMC, all weekend

Are you looking for a night of fun and laughter? Join the Lees-McRae Performing Arts Department as they present Rumors, a comedy by Neil Simon. The play is running from Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3. 

For more information, click here

Possum Jenkins at Boone Saloon, Friday

Boone-based Southern Rock band Possum Jenkins will take the stage at Boone Saloon on Friday night. The show kicks off at 10 p.m. and there will be a $5 cover charge. Attendees must be 21 or older. 

Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble, Friday and Saturday

Five student choreographers will showcase their work alongside pieces by faculty members Emily Daughtridge and Sherone Price and London-based choreographer Jason Piper. 

Ticket prices start at $8 for students. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Valborg Theater at ASU on both nights. For more information, visit theatre.appstate.edu, or call the box office at 828-262-3063 or at the toll-free number 800-841-ARTS (2787).

Appalachian State will square off against Chattanooga as it looks to wrap up the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye at next week's SoCon Tournament. Photo by Rob Moore and courtesy of Appalachian Sports Information
Appalachian State will square off against Chattanooga as it looks to wrap up the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye at next week’s SoCon Tournament. Photo by Rob Moore and courtesy of Appalachian Sports Information

ASU men’s basketball vs. Chattanooga, Saturday

With just one victory separating itself from a first-round bye in next week’s Southern Conference Tournament, Appalachian State University men’s basketball hosts Chattanooga in a crucial SoCon battle at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Holmes Center.

ASU women’s basketball vs. Chattanooga, Saturday

Appalachian State University women’s basketball returns home for its final two regular season matchups. First up is Southern Conference foe Chattanooga on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Holmes Center.

Recess Wreck Less Rail Jam at ASM, Saturday

RECESS Presents the fourth annual Wreck Less Rail Jam, going down at App Terrain Park on Saturday March 2. This cash prize Rail Jam will be open to all Snowboarders and Skiers of all levels. There will be Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced – Womens Categories for each.

This will be a jam format event consisting of staple and unique rail features on all levels set up by your crew at ATP. 

Registration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the contest begins at noon. 

$15 Entry Fee – All cash from entry fees will go right back to the riders! The Cash will be divided up between Advanced 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This leaves tons of great prizes for Beginner and Intermediate! 1st Place Intermediate is definitely going home with a new Capita Snowboard!

The International Tenors
The International Tenors

The International Tenors at Heritage Hall, Saturday

Multi-media video plus tenors singing opera, musical theater, operettas and pop – great singers and a little humor! The International Tenors will be performing at Heritage Hall in Mountain City on Saturday at 7 p.m. 

For reservations and/or to purchase advance tickets call 423-727-7444 (at any time) and leave a message (with your name and phone number). Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for youth. 

Woody Pines at Boone Saloon, Saturday

“Woody Pines brings that low-key street corner style of performance to his stage show, but with all the polish and seasoned professionalism of a tour-bus-and-green-room rock stardom.” – Ali Marshall, Mtn Xpress

The show kicks off at 10 p.m. and is open to all ages. For more information, click here

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. 

For more information, visit skisugar.com.

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. 

High Country Wedding Expo Unveiled, Sunday

The 14th annual High Country Wedding Expo, presented by A.C.E.S. – the Association of Consultants and Event Services – will be unveiled this Sunday, March 3rd at the ASU Summit Trail Solarium from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Sugar Bear Birthday Celebration at Sugar Mountain, Sunday

March 3 marks Sugar Bear’s Birthday Celebration another annual event that adds to the March Madness fuss at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort. Activities include the Great Bear Race, special treats, and of course cupcakes and ice cream. Kids and parents love this event.

For more information, visit skisuagr.com.

The Kruger Brothers
The Kruger Brothers

Kruger Brothers at WHS, Sunday

The Kruger Brothers are delighted to be supporting an important community initiative with their music. On March 3 they’ll be playing at the Watauga High School Auditorium in Boone in order to benefit the Community Care Clinic.

For more information, click here.

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.