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Dan + Claudia Zanes: Songs of Streets and Sunshine — Brooklyn

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsVIRTUAL EVENTDan + Claudia Zanes introduce young people to songs and the stories behind them while providing creative ideas to help everyone find their way inside the music. The videos are uplifting and interactive; part concert, part history lesson; part music class, part campfire sing-along dance […]

The Trolleys

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

THE TROLLEYS by Sara WestDirected by Gina Grandi Wednesday October 5 at 7pmThursday, October 6 at 7pmFriday, October 7 at 7pmSaturday, October 8 at 7pmSunday, October 9 at 2pm Valborg Theatre Students $10, Faculty/Staff $15, Adults $17 In a world inhabited only by children, “The Trolleys” are a gang of six living just outside the […]

STAR DUST: from Bach to David Bowie

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photos by Myriam SantosFounders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, armed with a rich Alvin Ailey lineage and a cadre of 18 spectacular dancers, have re-envisioned ballet through technical precision, athletic prowess, and sheer passion. Their blockbuster hit, STAR DUST: From Bach to David Bowie, honoring two musical icons, has rocked the dance world and will […]

The Trolleys by Sara West

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQspresented by Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance In a world inhabited only by children, “The Trolleys” are a gang of six living just outside the city. They need their light jars to survive — but the lights have started to fade and no […]

Leigh Ann Henion

Plemmons Student Union 201-B Plemmons Student Union

This event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Journal and The Schaefer Center Presents series Environmental writer and 2022 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Leigh Ann Henion is the New York Times bestselling author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World. The book is about how she chased eclipses, migrations, and other natural […]

ArtsPower Theater on Demand: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsVIRTUAL EVENTArtsPower’s beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home. Based on Wilder’s own childhood experiences, this original, one-act musical delights young audiences with the adventures of […]

Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed

Plemmons Student Union 201-B Plemmons Student Union

This event is co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents series Juneteenth is America’s vital new holiday, commemorating the end of slavery. ANNETTE GORDON-REED, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize for History and MacArthur Genius, is one of the integral voices who helped Juneteenth officially enter our national conversation. Her book about this profound day—On […]

The Moors

I.G. Greer Studio Theatre

by Jen SilvermanDirected by Paulette Marty Wednesday October 26 at 7pmThursday, October 27 at 7pmFriday, October 28 at 7pmSaturday, October 29 at 7pmSunday, October 9 at 2pmWednesday, November 2 at 7pmThursday, November 3 at 7pmFriday, Nov. 4 at 7pm Greer Studio Theatre Students $7, Adults $10 Two sisters and a dog live out their lives […]

Western Piedmont Symphony: Explore the Orchestra!

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsExplore the Orchestra! is a fun and informative educational concert created and performed by the Western Piedmont Symphony under the direction of Maestro Matthew Troy. This concert reinforces essential standards from the K-8 NC Essential Standards in Music and will help enable students to recognize the […]

Scott Blackburn

Plemmons Student Union 201-B Plemmons Student Union

photo by Ross Fletcher GordonThis event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Journal and The Schaefer Center Presents series Crime novelist Scott Blackburn is an English instructor and a 2017 graduate of the Mountainview MFA program of Southern New Hampshire University. He lives in High Point, North Carolina, with his wife and two children. When he is […]

Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

Wednesday November 16 at 7pmThursday, November 17 at 7pmFriday, November 18 at 7pmSaturday, November 19 at 7pmSunday, November 20 at 2pm Valborg Theatre Students $10, Faculty/Staff $15, Adults $17 These popular semi-annual concerts feature Appalachian faculty and students showcasing their talents in choreography and performance. The 2022 fall concert is coordinated by Dance Studies faculty […]

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsThe holidays truly become a family affair when married duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy — two of the globe's best and brightest fiddle players — invite their children onstage for an unforgettable morning of holiday fun. "Nothing short of jaw dropping … There are performances […]

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

The holidays truly become a family affair when married duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy — two of the globe's best and brightest fiddle players — invite their children onstage for an unforgettable evening of holiday fun. "Nothing short of jaw dropping … There are performances here that will raise you up and performances that […]

Short Play Festival

I.G. Greer Studio Theatre

Thursday, December 1 at 7pmFriday, December 2 at 7pmSaturday, December 3 at 7pmSunday, December 4 at 2pm Greer Studio Theatre Free admission, Limited seating As part of a Stage Directing Techniques course, junior and senior class students stage two evenings of short plays. These works are funny, eccentric, thought-provoking, and moving -— it’s a grab […]

Pierce Freelon: Black to the Future

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsVIRTUAL EVENTFollowing his critically acclaimed debut children’s album D.a.D. in 2020, Pierce Freelon’s Grammy-nominated 2021 recording, Black to the Future (ages 5+), features elements of Afrofuturism, Black history, and archival voices to touch on imagination, arts, family and time-travel through a Black lens. Explore consent culture, […]

Mavis Staples

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photos by Myriam Santos“I’m the messenger,” Mavis Staples said on the eve of her 80th birthday. “That’s my job — it has been for my whole life — and I can’t just give up while the struggle’s still alive. We’ve got more work to do, so I’m going to keep on getting stronger and keep […]

A Fable for Now

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

by Wei Yu-Chia; translated by Jeremy TiangDirected by Kin-Yan Szeto Wednesday March 1 at 7pmThursday, March 2 at 7pmFriday, March 3 at 7pmSaturday, March 4 at 7pmSunday, March 5 at 2pm Valborg Theatre Students $10, Faculty/Staff $15, Adults $17 A Fable for Now (winner of Taiwanese Literature Award) tells the tales of war, love and […]

Jessie van Eerden and Thorpe Moeckel

This event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Journal and The Schaefer Center Presents series Novelist Jessie van Eerden and Poet Thorpe MoeckelA West Virginia native, Jessie van Eerden holds a BA in English from West Virginia University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Oxford American, River Teeth, Image, Bellingham […]

Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

The hilarious, true story behind one of America’s most beloved TV comedies.  L.A. Theatre Works — Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom tells the hilariously true behind-the-scenes story of I Love Lucy. Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of the show’s creator, Jess Oppenheimer – spins this witty tale […]

KODO

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsKodo One Earth Tour 2023: TSUZUMI Kodo’s school program is a cultural and musical experience, designed to allow students to feel the sound of the Japanese taiko drum with their whole body. The students will get a chance to learn about who Kodo is as traveling […]