By Jesse Wood
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.
Native L Performs 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, Jan. 11. Doors open at 10:00 p.m., and the cover is $5.
For more information about the venue, click to www.murphysboone.com or call 828-264-5117.
Live DJ – Music, Dancing, Fun at Char, Friday and Saturday
Char has a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. The music takes place from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drink speicals abound.
For more information, click to www.char179.com or call 828-266-2179. Char is located on Howard Street in downtown Boone.
The five-piece band from North Carolina puts their signature sound on the old standards as well as original music in a style influenced by early forms of western swing, rockabilly, country and blues.
Led by female vocalist Kelley Breiding, who mesmerizes audiences with her vocals and barn-burner attitude, the band also has a swinging tag team of guitar and fiddle, a thumping upright bass and a the nostalgic sound of dueling arch-top guitars.
The cover costs $5 and the doors open at 10 p.m. For more information, click to www.kelleyandthecowboys.com or call 828-264-1811.
Free Snowshoeing at Sugar Mountain, Saturday
Discover the fun and fitness of snow sports by participating in the 18th annual National Winter Trails Day this Saturday, Jan. 12, at Sugar Mountain Resort.
Children and adults new to snow sports can try snowshoeing for free at Sugar Mountain this Saturday. Guided snowshoe tours will go out every hour from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The program includes a free 45-minute snowshoe guided tour and complimentary snowshoe rental.
Adult tours are for persons 12 years or older. Children’s tours are for eight to 11 year olds. Sign up at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time at the Ski/Snowboard School. No reservations, first come first serve.
For more information please call 1-800-SUGARMT x200 or visit www.skisugar.com or www.hcpress.com/sports/national-winter-trails-day-takes-place-at-sugar-mountain-on-saturday-try-snowshoeing-for-free.html.
Amy White and Al Petteway Concert, Saturday
Amy White and Al Petteway will perform at the Ashe Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 12. The performance is sponsered by the Ashe County Arts Council. White and Petteway offer a special blend of musical styles that include original, traditional, contemporary Celtic and Appalachian old time with nods to rock and jazz.
Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the Ashe Arts Center or by phone. For more information, call 336-846-2787 or click to www.ashecountyarts.org.
Wine Tasting at Peabody’s Wine and Beer Merchants, Saturday
Natali Meetze of Fine Wine Trading stops by Peabody’s on Saturday to show off the latest vintage of Don Rodolfo’s Tannat: 2011. Translated from the latin as tannin, Tannat is rumored to have been planted by the Romans in France during the Empire days.
Meetze will be pouring other wines, too. Hindsight Cabernet Sauvignon, Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc and much more.
The free wine tasting events are held every Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m., and a 10 percent discount is offered on the tasted beers.
For more information, click to www.peabodyswineandbeer.com or call 828-264-9476.
Daniel Justin Smith comes from the same mountain region as music icon Doc Watson. Smith also practices Watson’s musical mindset of “traditional plus” by creating music celebrating the mountain heritage of his upbringing while including elements from outside his own way of life.
Smith draws influence from both early Appalachian pioneers, such as The Carter Family, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, and Norman Blake as well as more recent songsmiths including John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, and Darrell Scott. He has collaborated with such artists as Jim Lauderdale and Malcolm Holcombe, and performed at such noteworthy venues as FloydFest, House of Blues, Ziggy’s, Brooklyn Bowl, Lincoln Theatre, and Music City Roots while at the helm of his former band, Big Daddy Love.
The cover charge is $5 and doors open at 10 p.m. For more information, call 828-264-5117 or click to http://danieljustinsmith.com.
Tele-Fest at Beech Mountain, Saturday
The High Country Nordic Association’s Third Annual Tele-Fest will offer downhill Nordic skiers a chance to celebrate the beautiful Telemark turn at Beech Mountain Resort on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the View Haus where the event will be based. The cost is $50 and includes a lift ticket, 2013 event T-shirt, HCNA decal, and entry in various raffles and a Poker Run (each skier gets a random playing card after each run—even if they ski the easiest beginner slope).
The winners of the “poker hands” and raffles take home national name brand outdoor gear prizes. The fee for skiers who already own a season ski pass is $15 and includes a shirt, decal, and prize entry.
For more information, click to www.hcpress.com/sports/tele-fest-at-beech-mountain-resort-on-jan-12-regions-biggest-event-for-cross-country-downhill-skiers.html.
Flapjack Fundraiser for Christian Motorcycle Association, Saturday
A flapjack fundraiser takes place at Applebee’s in Boone on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $7 for a short stack of pancakes, sausage or bacon and a drink.
All proceeds are used by the Peacemakers Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association for the Run for the Son mission outreach. Tips for their mission program are appreciated.
The host, servers and wait staff will be members of the Peacemakers chapter. For more information, contact Danny Critcher at 828-268-6010 or Keith Honeycutt at 828-964-2100.
N.C. Championship Snowshoe Race – Snow or Shine, Saturday.
Beech Mountain’s Emerald Outback hosts the 2013 N.C. State Championship Snowshoe Race on Saturday, January 12, 2012, at 9 a.m.
The 10K race costs $10 and features three categories – junior, men and women, while the 5K fun run features a women’s and men’s category that costs $10 and a kids’ snowshoe scramble that costs $5.
The sanctioned 10K race will serve as a national qualifier for the 2013 Dion National Championships to be held in Bend, Ore., on March 15 to 17, 2013.
For more information, click to www.hcpress.com/sports/beech-mountains-emerald-outback-hosts-2013-n-c-state-championship-snowshoe-race-saturday-jan-12.html.
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.
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.
App Ski Mtn. Hosts Three Terrain Park Events, Weekend
Appalachian is excited to host 3 unique and fun Terrain Park events over the coming weekend that will offer something for riders of all ages and abilities, beginning with the Line/Ride Fresh Friday on Friday night, Jan. 11.
For more details on all the events, click to www.hcpress.com/sports/a-full-weekend-of-fun-events-is-ahead-at-appalachian-ski-mountain-for-all-ages-and-abilities.html
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 email@example.com.