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Weekend Roundup: Many Things To Do This Weekend; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans: Feb. 8 to 10

Compiled by Paul T. Choate

Feb. 8, 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.

Native L
Native L

Native L at Murphy’s, Friday

Merging funk and hip hop sounds with electronic, rock and blues jams, members from two of the High Country’s premiere acts — Native Sway and BPL — will perform as Native L at Murphy’s on Friday, Feb 8. Doors open at 10:00 p.m., and the cover is $5.  

Meg Pugh at Ladies Park Night at ASM, Saturday

For the fourth year in a row, Appalachian Ski Mountain will be hosting renowned Screamer-sponsored snowboarder Meg Pugh for Ladies Park Night on Saturday, Feb. 9.

For this year’s Ladies Park Night, a custom terrain park area with features specifically designed for learning and progression is set up and offered to ladies exclusively. In addition to Pugh, trick tip coaches will be on hand for the event to offer advice and guidance if needed. These sessions are open to women of all age and ability, both skiers and snowboarders. 

For more information about Ladies Park Night, visit appskimtn.com or call 828-295-7828.

Photo courtesy of www.dirkpowell.org.
Photo courtesy of www.dirkpowell.org.

Fiddler’s Convention at ASU, Saturday

This years’ convention will be the 5th annual, an exciting anniversary for all of us here at Appalachian State University. They will have workshopsluthier’s gathering, their second annual hand-made market featuring local crafters, competitions (with an added category in mountain dulcimer), and an evening concert with Dirk Powell
Admission to the ASU Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is free and open to the public, however there will be an overall $5 registration fee for competitors, check the contest rules for more information. 


Snowshoe Tour at Beech Mountain, Saturday

Ready to step right into a true winter wonderland? Join Beech Mountain for free snowshoe tours throughout the winter in Beech Mountain’s beautiful alpine wilderness. The journeys are set in the beautiful Western NC wilderness on Beech Mountain’s publicly maintained trail system. The groups frolic around the woods, over scenic ridges, around Beech’s water features and enjoy nice rests along the way to absorb Mother Nature’s beauty. Always be sure to bring along water and a snack. You will definitely need it on these adventures! Space is limited so call 828-387-3003 to register.

Horn in the West
Horn in the West

Horn in the West Auditions, Saturday

Auditions for the 62nd season of the nation’s third oldest outdoor drama “Horn in the West” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at the corner of King Street and College Street in Boone. Along with 13 principle parts, “Horn in the West” casts 10 chorus members, 10 dancers, 10 actor-technicians and 10 villagers each year. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. Children’s registrations begin at 9:30 a.m. (parents must accompany children). A resume and headshot is required for all performers. Events of the day will end at 5:30.

Beech Mountain Banked Slalom Race, Saturday

Beech Mountain Resort’s Banked Slalom returns on Feb. 9, 2013. The course will feature berms, hips, slash walls, and doubles. The entry fee is $15 and discounted lift tickets are available to competitors. Registration is in Roots Ride shop from 9am-11:30am. The race will begin at noon. Cash and Prizes will be awarded. A portion of the entry fee goes towards Open Division Winners. Ski and Snowboard Divisions include: GROM (13 and under), Youth 14-17, Mens and Womens Open. Sponsors of this event include: Edge of the World, Smith, DaKine, Flux, and One Ball Jay.

For more info, visit http://www.beechmountainresort.com/media/news/114.html

Softball Clinic at the Williams YMCA, Saturday

The YMCA is now facilitating youth sport specific clinics for the young athletes of this area! Look for more information to be forthcoming about dates and times.

K-5th – 12:00pm – 2:00 p.m.
6-12th – 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Registration forms available here

ASU women’s basketball vs. Davidson, Saturday

Appalachian State women’s basketball will host Southern Conference foe Davidson University on Saturday at the Homes Center at 2 p.m. Tickets are available through the Holmes Center box office and will be available on gameday.

Big Daddy Love at Murphy’s, Saturday

“A unique and natural blend of rock, roots and grass– has put this North Carolina quintet on the radars of music lovers throughout North America and beyond. Live, with the lights on and the volume up, Big Daddy Love (BDL) stretches the music out with top notch pickin’ and grinnin’ and delivers a stompin’ good time rich with authentic Carolina soul.”

The show kicks off at 10 p.m. 

Bob Marley Birthday Celebration with Hope Massive at Boone Saloon, Saturday

“Since 2005, Hope Massive has been touring up and down the East Coast USA to Japan and back. Hope Massive has worked as supporting artist for such groups as Midnite, The Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, The Wailers, Damien Marley, Gregory Isaacs, The Gin Blossoms, Pato Banton, The Spam Allstars, Morgan Heritage, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Mediations, Eek-a-Mouse, The Itals and blues legend Etta Baker. Hope Massive has performed at such festivals as Floyd Fest, Trinumeral Music and Arts Festival, The Asheville Music Jamboree (AM Jam), The Appalachian State University Jazz Festival, Homespun Hills Music and Arts Festival, The Getdown Festival, Junaleska African Heritage Festival, Raleigh Downtown Live, Ziggy’s Downtown Live and Camp Reggae.”

The show starts at 10 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge and you must be 21 or older to attend.

For more information, click here.

Dank Sinatra
Dank Sinatra

Dank Sinatra at Galileo’s, Saturday

Sounds of funk, rock, blues, jazz, electronic, jam and soul from the Athens, Ga.-based sextet known as Dank Sinatra. The show starts at 10 p.m.For more information, click here.

High Country Junior Race Series – Race 5 at Sugar, Sunday

Sugar Mountain will host the fifth HCJRS race of the season on Sunday morning. For more information, visit skisugar.com

wine_tastingWine 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. 

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.