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Not Your Average Cat: An Overview of the Creative Genius of Dr. Seuss at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

In his twentieth-century career spanning just under 70 years, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) created an immense, fantastical imaginarium of visual and verbal work that included advertisements; films; political cartoons; and books ranging from innovative & groundbreaking primers to subversively satirical fables.

$8

Ashley McBryde at The Schaefer Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

GRAMMY Award winner Ashley McBryde has made a name for herself with her standout, critically acclaimed albums, all of which found the Arkansas native straddling lines between traditional country, rock-tinged roots and point-blank biker-bar riffs, leading American Songwriter to boast her “music balances gutsy rocking with classic country, folk and even slight bluegrass influences.” With The Devil I Know Tour, the Grand Ole Opry member honed in and sharpened what it is she does best.

$43

Children’s Storytime at The Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Blowing Rock Community Library offers Children's Storytime the first Saturday of the month at 11 am. Volunteers read to children aged 2-8 and their parents. This event is free and open to the public. Call (828) 295-7000 for more information.

Free

Sam Bush at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

On a Bowling Green, Kentucky cattle farm in the post-war 1950s, Bush grew up an only son, and with four sisters. His love of music came immediately, encouraged by his parents’ record collection and, particularly, by his father Charlie, a fiddler, who organized local jams.

$35

Sing & Swing at The Schaefer Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

For over three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center, under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, has been a leading advocate for jazz, culture and arts education globally. The Jazz at Lincoln Center PRESENTS touring initiative provides an affordable opportunity to present great jazz programming, featuring up-and-coming musicians who have been identified as rising stars by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

$28

“A Tapestry of Our Roots” at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join us for a special discussion of the exhibition A Tapestry of Our Roots with representatives from Q’Pasa Appalachia and Immigrant Connection of the High Country.

Registration Required

Spring Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin

J. McLaughlin 1081 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

In honor of International Women’s Day your Blowing Rock J. McLaughlin is hosting a Sip and Shop benefitting The Children’s Council.

Free Entry

Studio Saturdays at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Youth aged 12-18 are invited to join us at BRAHM every second Saturday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm this winter and spring for directed studio time inspired by famous artists. Explore new styles and processes for making art. Meet new friends and express your creative side.

Registration Required

Town Birthday Party

American Legion 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head over to the American Legion and celebrate Blowing Rock's 135th birthday! The public is invited so bring your friends too! There will be birthday cake, and a historical video on Blowing Rock. 

Free

Meltdown Games at Appalachian Ski Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Winter isn’t over until we say it is! Join us for one last weekend of end-of-the-season silliness! Cardboard Box Derbies, Terrain Park Events, and our signature Pond Skim / Costume Contest are just part of the fun!

Adam Kossler Guitar Recital at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Appalachian State University professor of guitar, Dr. Adam Kossler will perform a program of classical guitar favorites from Spain, Venezuela, Argentina as well as new music from USA.

$8

Socks in the Frying Pan at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including ‘New Band of the Year’ by the Irish Music Association.

$25

Blowing Rock Easter Egg Hunt

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

We have a HOPPY feeling about our Easter Egg Hunt this year!!

Come join us in Memorial Park on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00AM sharp! There will be three different age groups, so look for the signage in our park:

Free

Studio Workshop: Papier Mache at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

This workshop is designed for artists to create their own personal papier mache animal, vessel, or object. Artists will study the properties of the medium, and learn helpful tips and tricks.

$75

One For the Foxes at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

 Dave Curley, Tadhg Ó Meachair & Joanna Hyde form an exciting and dynamic transatlantic trio that presents a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music, having already won over audiences on both sides of the ocean.

$18

Linville Gorge Loop Backpacking with Speckled Trout Outfitters

Speckled Trout Outfitters 916 Main St. Suite 100, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Speckled Trout Outfitters will be taking backpackers who want to start the season off with a challenge to the Linville Gorge Wilderness to backpack the “Is That All You Got?!” Loop.

$400

Pulp & Bind Artist Roundtable at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head to BRAHM for a roundtable discussion with three artists featured in our exhibition, Pulp & Bind: Paper & Book in Southern Appalachia.

Lela Arruza, Rosa Dargon-Powers, and Georgia Deal will share their artistic practice with us and explore their approach to the medium of paper.

Registration Required

Comedy with Jen Kober at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Jen Kober is originally from Lake Charles, LA, and has energetically bounded onto the national stage bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. 

$17

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

Broyhill Park 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

For over four decades, we've been celebrating the opening of Trout Season with friendly competition and prizes! Prizes for kids and adults, with free entry and participation.

Free

Tweetsie Railroad Opening Day

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The familiar "Tweet, tweet!" of Tweetsie Railroad's historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives will be heard throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains once again when Tweetsie opens its doors for the 2024 season. Featuring a family-friendly Wild West Adventure for children of all ages.

Experience the Solar Eclipse at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

A total solar eclipse, one of nature’s most spectacular sights, is coming to North America on April 8. Weather permitting; a partial eclipse will be visible at Grandfather Mountain.

$20

Art is Life: Frank Lee Craig, the Bauhaus, and I at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Dr. Margret Kentgens-Craig will talk about Frank Lee Craig, one of the featured artists in the exhibition Pulp & Bind, who was also an architect, musician, and writer.

Registration Required

Indigo Girls at The Schaefer Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

Released in 1989, Indigo Girls’ eponymous major label debut sold over two million copies under the power of singles “Closer to Fine” and “Kid Fears” and turned Indigo Girls into one of the most successful folk duos in history.

$48

Contra Dance at American Legion

American Legion 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

New Dancers Workshop at 6:30 (new and experienced dancers are welcome)
If you are new to Contra, we ask that you arrive well ahead of  the 6:30 New Dancer Workshop time due to parking in Blowing Rock.

$8 – $20
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Mindfulness & Meditation at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Make time for yourself on Wednesday evenings for a weekly mindfulness and meditation Group. The gatherings will explore meditation, mindfulness and consciousness. Combining years of meditation practice experience with his lifelong passion of living in service to others, Eric DeVere will be guiding the weekly meditation group.

Registration Required

Studio Workshop: Collage Night at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Learn to create your own painted paper collages inspired by North Carolina artist and educator, Lee Hall. Students will draw inspiration from Hall’s landscape and architecture collages, and apply these references to their own collages using a variety of materials and techniques.

$50

Emmet Cohen Trio

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. Leader of the Emmet Cohen Trio and creator of the Masters Legacy Series, he is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist, a dedicated educator, the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards, and a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition.

$25

Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin

J. McLaughlin 1081 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

J. McLaughlin will be hosting a sip and shop benefitting Oasis.  Oasis serves survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence in Watauga and Avery counties.

Free Entry

The Spice & Tea Exchange Celebrates 10 Years!

The Spice & Tea Exchange 1087 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The Spice & Tea Exchange has been open in Blowing Rock for 10 years! To celebrate this Anniversary they will be hosting a 10% off everything in the store sale (excluding sale items)

Free Entry

IF4 2024 – The International Fly Fishing Film Festival at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

IF4™ is the world’s leading fly-fishing film event, consisting of films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe and showcases the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. It is the gathering place of the fly-fishing community and a celebration of friendship, fly-fishing stories and stoke.

$10 – $15

Snarky Puppy at The Schaefer Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 20 members in regular rotation. At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada and the United Kingdom all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.

$43

The Lost Frescoes of Ben Long at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Join Jim Walters as he takes you on his journey around NC and discusses 19 major frescoes in the state. He will cover how fresco painting began as the “poor person’s Bible” and examine the life and career of NC fresco artist Ben Long.

$8

2024 Cheers for Charity at The Mustard Seed Home

The Mustard Seed Home 312 Green St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Mustard Seed Home is proud to host an evening of champagne and shopping in April, all in support of Project HEAL. This national non-profit is a beacon of hope, providing life-saving support through free treatment placements, free insurance navigation help, and cash assistance grants, ensuring equitable access to eating disorder treatment.

Free Entry

Night of Jazz at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Performances by: the Watauga High School Jazz Band, Watauga Community Bands Swing Set Jazz and Appalachian State University's Jazz Ensembles I and II.

$10

Celebrating 30 Years at Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery 7539 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery is excited to celebrate 30 years in business on May 1st 2024. Tim Miller opened the doors of Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery in 1994 to bring the finest art and framing to the High Country. Tim is also NC's only GCF framer. Come by the gallery to say hello and check out all the new paintings. Ask about our Anniversary specials available this month only.

Free Entry

The Del McCoury Band at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Even among the pantheon of music’s finest artists, Del McCoury stands alone. From the nascent sound of bluegrass that charmed hardscrabble hillbilly honkytonks, rural schoolhouse stages, and the crowning glory of the Grand Ole Opry to the present-day culture-buzz of viral videos and digital streams, Del is the living link.

$35 – $42

Artist Talks: Lynne Hobaica and Rickie Barnett at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Lynne Hobaica and Rickie Barnett are multimedia artists based out of Bakersville, NC. They have been working together for more than 5 years on individual work and collaboratively under the name Two Headed Diver.

$8

Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin

J. McLaughlin 1081 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

J. McLaughlin, and Jenny Miller will be hosting a sip and shop benefitting the Blowing Rock Women’s Fund. Please save the date honoring Mother’s Day and the Blowing Rock Women’s Scholarship Club and Village Thrift.

Free Entry

Adam Church with Pressely Layton Band at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone, NC, United States

Hometown favorite returns to the AppTheatre stage. Adam Church, an Appalachian native, has been pursuing his music career for about 10 years. He grew up in Foscoe, NC, where he found his love for music, listening to the likes of Eric Church which inspired his own dream of pursuing music.

$20

Modern Alchemy of the Heart at The Art of Living Retreat Center

Art of Living Retreat Center 639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC

Do you feel continually pulled in multiple directions, often distracted from your inner calling? 

Are you longing to reconnect to your inner wisdom and rise as the sacred self-leader of your most authentic and joyful life?