Events

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: 3 Hearts (2014)
    Jul
    26
    Tue, July 26, 2016
    7:00pm

    A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 Hearts presents a romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc meets Sylvie after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting, however, sends each in a separate direction, which will change their lives forever.

  • Young People’s Global Film Series: Belle and Sébastian (2013)
    Jul
    28
    Thu, July 28, 2016
    1:00pm

    Based on the acclaimed children's novel by Cécile Aubry, Belle and Sébastian follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog amidst the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered Alps.

  • Schaefer Popular Series: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
    Jul
    30
    Sat, July 30, 2016
    8:00pm

    New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy-nominated Backatown, followed by For True in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine’s contemporary jazz chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, Say That to This, was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Tangerines (2013)
    Aug
    2
    Tue, August 2, 2016
    7:00pm

    In the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, a large minority of Estonian extraction are forced to leave their adopted home in the Abkhazeti region of Georgia to flee for the safety of their ancestral land. Ivo and Margus stay behind in an effort to save their tangerine crop as the Abkhazia conflict surrounds them.

  • Young People’s Global Film Series: Marie’s Story (2014)
    Aug
    4
    Thu, August 4, 2016
    1:00pm

    At the turn of the 19th century, an artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love.

  • Schaefer Popular Series: Jerry Douglas Band
    Aug
    6
    Sat, August 6, 2016
    8:00pm

    Dobro master and 13-time Grammy-award winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Joining Jerry Douglas are special guests Mipso, traditionalists that are doing their share to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory.

  • High Country Fly Fishing Film Tour
    Sep
    9
    Fri, September 9, 2016
    6:30pm

    The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The Fly Fishing Film Tour is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.

  • Havana Cuba All-Stars
    Sep
    28
    Wed, September 28, 2016
    10:00am

    The Havana Cuba All-Stars is comprised of Cuba’s most prominent musicians, and is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban culture and music. Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form.

  • Appalachian Theatre & Dance, “Selkie: Between Land and Sea”
    Sep
    30
    Fri, September 30, 2016
    10:00am

    Filled with lyrical language, music and mysticism, this coming-of-age story will fascinate theatregoers of all ages. A young girl struggles to find a sense of belonging and identity as the secrets of her family are revealed. This exciting version takes us beyond the land and into the tides where protagonist Elin Jean finds that "there is more beneath the sea than you or I can imagine."

  • Theatreworks USA’s “We the People”
    Oct
    11
    Tue, October 11, 2016
    10:00am

    “We the People,” a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more.

  • North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, “Percussive Dance Review”
    Nov
    3
    Thu, November 3, 2016
    10:00am

    Peppered with stories, history, and facts about the forms presented, this non-stop percussive dance review carries student audiences into a wide world of percussive dance.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Student Edition
    Mar
    22
    Wed, March 22, 2017
    10:00am

    The films selected for the student screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour highlight a variety of themes, from adrenalin pumping adventure to thought provoking environmental concerns – capturing the essence of mountain life and culture throughout the globe. Presented in partnership with Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs.

  • The Nile Project
    Apr
    4
    Tue, April 4, 2017
    10:00am

    Founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, the Nile Project is one of the tightest cross-cultural musical collaborations in history.

  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
    Apr
    26
    Wed, April 26, 2017
    10:00am

    Two-time Grammy Award-winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are a formidable powerhouse of sound, with a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic and electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments.

APPlause! Series

Enriching lives, sparking imaginations and inspiring a love of learning through the arts! APPlause! offers a variety of performances at venues across the Appalachian State University campus that feature university-based artists as well as local, regional and world-renowned professional artists. These affordable performances offer access to a wide variety of art disciplines for K-12 students.

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