Events

  • Jul
    2
    Mon, July 2, 2018
    1:00pm

    After a small plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon rainforest.

  • Jul
    3
    Tue, July 3, 2018
    7:00pm

    Three very different Palestinian women living together in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find the balance between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, duty and freedom.

  • Jul
    9
    Mon, July 9, 2018
    1:00pm

    Based on the international best-selling children's classic by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons details the summer vacation adventures of the Walker family in 1930.

  • Jul
    10
    Tue, July 10, 2018
    7:00pm

    Katie’s life falls apart after the death of her Turkish husband and German-born young son in a bomb attack. After a period of mourning, the grieving woman searches for the perpetrators of this senseless killing.

  • Jul
    11
    Wed, July 11, 2018
    8:00pm

    With its bold vision, groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is known as one of the country’s preeminent touring contemporary ballet companies. The performance includes Jiri Kylian’s emotional Return to a Strange Land, Fernando Melo’s floor work Dream Play and Cayetano Soto’s playful Huma Rojo.

  • Jul
    12
    Thu, July 12, 2018
    8:00pm

    Collectively, the multi-Grammy award-winners have released seven solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists. I’m With Her’s full-length debut album See You Around showcases their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with breathtaking harmonies.

  • Jul
    14
    Sat, July 14, 2018
    8:00pm

    Five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein joins forces with vocalist Storm Large to present an unforgettable evening of music. Accompanied by a 5-piece band with music ranging from the Great American Songbook to the music of the James Bond and Mad Men era, Michael and Storm will delight you with their brilliant singing and amusing anecdotes.

  • Jul
    15
    Sun, July 15, 2018
    3:00pm

    Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of symphonic music featuring pianist Misha Dichter and violinist Eva Wetzel. The program includes works by Bernstein, Griffes, Gershwin and Ravel.

  • Jul
    16
    Mon, July 16, 2018
    1:00pm

    Malú and Jorgito are best friends whose close bond is threatened by their parents' differences. When the children learn that Malú's mother is planning to leave Cuba forever, they decide to run away to the other side of the island.

  • Jul
    17
    Tue, July 17, 2018
    7:00pm

    Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend.

  • Jul
    21
    Sat, July 21, 2018
    8:00pm

    “One of the best jazz bands in New York today” (Forbes) makes its debut at Schaefer Center where they transport the audience to New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls. Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sound new again with their brassy arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and smoky vocals.

  • Jul
    23
    Mon, July 23, 2018
    1:00pm

    Wunderkinder tells a tale of three musically gifted children, who develop a deep and genuine friendship despite their different religions and nationalities. When the Nazis invade the Soviet Union, their families face mortal peril and their world is suddenly turned upside down.

  • Jul
    24
    Tue, July 24, 2018
    7:00pm

    In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year-old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging.

  • Jul
    26
    Thu, July 26, 2018
    8:00pm

    Co-founding member of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops and recipient of the 2017 MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant, Rhiannon Giddens masterfully blends gospel, jazz, blues, and country showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. Her solo album Freedom Highway is among NPR Music and Rolling Stone’s best albums of 2017.

  • Jul
    28
    Sat, July 28, 2018
    8:00pm

    Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. With their versatile repertoire BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized as bridging both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts with works by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, and Victor Quijada among others.

  • Jul
    30
    Mon, July 30, 2018
    1:00pm

    Adapted from the award-winning young adult novel of the same name, Jasper Jones is a moving coming-of-age story about Charlie Bucktin.

  • Jul
    31
    Tue, July 31, 2018
    7:00pm

    Olga, an aristocratic emigrant who escaped the Russian revolution to become a member of the French resistance, is arrested for hiding Jewish children. Her fate lies in the hands of two men: an opportunistic French collaborator and a high ranking German SS officer with whom she shares a glorious past.

  • Aug
    3
    Fri, August 3, 2018
    7:00pm

    Based on the international best-selling novel and starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, From the Land of the Moon is the story of a free-spirited woman fighting for her passionate dream of true love against all odds.

  • Aug
    4
    Sat, August 4, 2018
    8:00pm

    Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage to perform an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway tunes, including music from Wicked, Promises Promises, and Glee.

  • Aug
    30
    Thu, August 30, 2018
    8:00pm

    Presented by Appalachian Popular Programming Society. Adam Devine is one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Adam is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show, Workaholics for which he was named one of THR’s Top 50 Showrunners and one of Variety’s 2013 Ten Comics to Watch. In addition, he can be seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, which recently premiered its third season, as well as the recurring “manny” on the award-winning hit ABC series, Modern Family.

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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