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October 2017

High Country Home Movie Day

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Join us for the second annual Home Movie Day of the High Country! Home Movie Day is a nation-wide movement that celebrates amateur filmmaking, and provides the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with a community audience. Do you have home movies from your childhood? From your parents’ childhoods? Maybe even film you’ve never seen? Don’t throw that film away — home movies are an important piece of our cultural heritage. Bring your family…

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The Civil War in Western North Carolina

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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This critical period began with a secession crisis before the conflict began — more than two-thirds of the voters in the region opposed the coming of the Confederacy. Large numbers of volunteers joined both the Confederate and Union armies. As the Confederacy imposed conscription and the income tax, opposition to the South increased and desertion from Confederate armies became an epidemic. Violence became a source of anxiety throughout the region and resulted in episodes like the Shelton Laurel massacre. Zebulon…

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Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$15 - $35

The talented dancers of Ailey II are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances. Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. “The future is theirs.” - The New York Times “Off-the-charts energy.” - The New…

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November 2017

FOOTBALL: Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Blowing Rock: A Sense of Place

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Is Blowing Rock unique?  Is it historic? Does the area convey a sense of place? Historian Trent Margrif will explore these and other topics in his presentation. With the themes of BRAHM’s exhibition The History of Blowing Rock as a guide, Margrif will share rare photos and unique oral histories, and provide general observations of the community. Having scanned 10,000 images from the collections of the Blowing Rock Historical Society and as the author of Blowing Rock Revisited, Trent will offer an…

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FOOTBALL: Carolina Panthers vs. Miami Dolphins

November 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Before the film, make sure to explore BRAHM’s brand new exhibition Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons (November 11, 2017-March 17, 2018). Also, be sure to pick up your ticket early, and take it to Bistro Roca for 10% of your meal before the film! An audience favorite at Sundance, The True Meaning of Pictures is an introduction to the work of photographer Shelby Lee Adams. Born in Eastern Kentucky, Adams has devoted 30 years of…

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Us The Duo

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608 United States
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$10 - $20

With Us The Duo’s new album Just Love, recorded after two years of explosive social media fame, widespread press and TV attention, national touring, a major-label album, and recent self-declared independence, the husband-and-wife musical team of Michael and Carissa Alvarado find themselves — to borrow a lyric from one of their songs — right where they should be. Just Love, the first album by the Southern California-based singing/songwriting couple since 2014’s No Matter Where You Are was recorded at The Smoakstack Studio in…

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Coffee with the Curator, featuring “The History of Blowing Rock”

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, 159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Take a walk through the galleries with the Curator, and guest curators Dr. Andrea Burns and Trent Margrif, and get a behind-the-scenes look into "The History of Blowing Rock." Guests are invited to converse and pose questions while enjoying complimentary cookies (courtesy of Appalachia Cookie Co.) and coffee (courtesy of Hatchet Coffee Co.) with the Curator at the Museum.   Special thanks to our sponsors: Appalachia Cookie Co. & Hatchett Coffee Complimentary with General Admission, Free for Members

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December 2017

FOOTBALL: Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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