Events

  • 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
    27
    Tue, September 27, 2016
    7:00pm

    Embrace the culture of Cuba as the Havana Cuba All-Stars share their rich musical heritage, from the rumba to the cha-cha-cha to the habanera.

  • 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."

  • Film Screening: “Remember”
    Oct
    6
    Thu, October 6, 2016
    7:00pm

    With aid from a fellow Auschwitz survivor, a widower who struggles with memory loss embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find the former Nazi responsible for the deaths of his family members.

  • 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.

  • The SteelDrivers
    Nov
    11
    Fri, November 11, 2016
    7:00pm

    2016 Grammy award-winner for Best Bluegrass Album, The SteelDrivers have captivated audiences with their blend of country, soul and blues.

  • Jessica Lang Dance
    Feb
    8
    Wed, February 8, 2017
    7:00pm

    Known for repertoire rich with stunning movement and dynamic visuals, Jessica Lang Dance transforms classical ballet into emotionally engaging contemporary work.

  • 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.

  • The Nile Project
    Apr
    4
    Tue, April 4, 2017
    7:00pm

    This unique collaboration brings together artists hailing from along the great river that connects 11 countries and over 400 million people, to make music reflecting cultural traditions of the oldest place on earth.

  • 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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