The Bascom’s Annual Emergence Exhibit.
Running from January 21 to April 29
Come enjoy The Bascom’s Southeastern Studio Programs Annual Emergence Exhibit. One of the most highly anticipated and visited annual exhibits featuring the artwork of emerging artists and their instructors from colleges and universities all over the southeast. A free public reception will be held on February 23 celebrating the 68 Emergence Artists. The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC. Free.
Bluegrass Wednesdays with Nitrograss at The Ugly Dog Pub.
Come and enjoy dinner and music with beloved bluegrass band, Nitrograss. Table Reservations required ($10/seat). Call Kellye to reserve your table. 828.318.5762. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. Music from 6 to 9 p.m. Ugly Dog Pub, 294 S. 4th Street, Highlands.
Thursday Night Trivia at The High Dive.
Test your trivia skills at Highland’s funkiest watering hole. The High Dive opens at 4 p.m. Trivia begins at 7:30 p.m. Thirsty Thursday includes pints for $3.50 and pitchers for $12. The High Dive, 476 Carolina Way, Highlands. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mah Jongg Games every Monday at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library.
Come join a friendly game of Mah Jongg every Monday at the Cashiers Library. Players of all levels welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. For more information, call or text Charlene at 828.508.1401. Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Mondays at 1 p.m. Open and free to the public although a $2 donation is appreciated.
February 10, Highlands & March 10, Cashiers
Classical Musical Theatre Study & Pot-Luck Dinner
Come join fellow musical lovers for a night of celebrating this classic American genre. We will be watching and discussing the film versions of classical musicals to learn and understand the elements that make up this genre. All are welcome, but reservations are required. To sign up contact Megan Potts at MGP.YouthTheatre@gmail.com or text at 828.200.0889. February 10, 6 to 10 p.m., The Hudson Library, 554 Main Street, Highlands. March 10, 6 to 9 p.m., The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free of charge and open to the public but reservations required.
February 25, Highlands & March 24, Cashiers
An Evening of Murder, Mystery, & Dinner
A classic murder mystery dinner. Each participant will be given a role along with some easy costume suggestions and can choose a pot-luck dinner item to bring. Participants will share a meal and gather clues throughout the night. Please arrive in character and in costume. This is a great opportunity to improve dramatic improvisational skills, sharpen observation and practice deductive reasoning, all while figuring out "Who Done it." To make a reservation, contact Megan Potts at MGP.YouthTheatre@gmail.com or text at 828.200.0889. Saturday, February 25, 5 to 9 p.m., Hudson Library, 554 Main Street, Highlands. Friday, March 24, 7 to 10 p.m., Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free of charge and open to the public but reservations required.
February 11 & 25
National Theatre Live at the Highlands PAC
The Highlands PAC offers on-screen showings of National Theatre Live performances. Saturday, February 11, The SEAGULL. Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End; February 25, OTHELLO. Directed by Clint Dyer. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit highlandsperformingarts.com. Shows at 1 p.m. Tickets $25.
The Great Outhouse Races
An absolute not-to-be-missed event in Sapphire, The Great Outhouse Races have been named a “Top 20” Event in the Southeast for February by the Southeast Tourism Society. Come watch as Outhouse Teams race down the slopes in homemade outhouses. Festivities include food, a full bar and live music. February 18, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the race at 3 p.m. Sapphire Ski Lodge, 127 Sapphire Valley Road, Sapphire, NC.
African Drumming and Culture with Fonziba
Fonziba is one of the most dynamic and interactive music educators you will ever meet. Her energetic African drumming and culture programs enable people of all ages to discover and enliven their innate personal creativity. Fonziba's unique experiential approach gives everyone a rich and authentic taste of life in West Africa that broadens their understanding of other cultures and ways of living. The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. 5:30 p.m. Free of charge and open to the public.
MET Opera at the Highlands PAC--LOHENGRIN
Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. Director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Ne´zet-Se´guin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Beczala in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit highlandsperformingarts.com. Show at 12 p.m. Tickets $32.
March 24, with cocktail reception March 23
The Good Epicurean Chef Dinner
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind culinary event with a cocktail reception, great food from celebrated and award-winning chefs, wine and spirit pairings, and more. This five-course dinner is not to be missed. Proceeds will be donated to the YMCA Mobile Markets, which provide free and healthy food to community members in need, and Youth Transformed for Life at Grace Covenant Church. Dinner and reception held at local restaurant, Avenue M, 791 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC. Dinner at $300/person. 6 to 9 p.m. Reception at $150/person. Tickets can be purchased on-line at goodepicurean.com.