Thursday, Oct. 12
• Guest artist Alex Sellers will present a recital of works for an unaccompanied saxophone. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Coulter Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
• Every Thursday night is jazz night at Innovation Brewery. Tyler Kittle and Michael Collings are some of the most talented jazz musicians around and we are lucky enough to have them right here in Sylva. Come experience the Kittle/Collings duo every Thursday from 8-11 p.m. Visit www.innovation-brewing.com for more information.
• Thirsty Thursdays are every Thursday at City Lights Cafe - $3.25 Local Tap Beers, $3 Bottles, $4 Wines by the Glass, $5.95 for Local Flights - 5 and 6 oz. pours. For more information, call 838-587-2233 or visit www.CityLightsCafe.com
• Free movie “Baby Driver (2017)” at Mad Batter Food & Film at 7:30 p.m. Thriller/crime. A young getaway driver falls in love and tries to get out. Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey. Call 828-586-3555 for information.
Monday, Oct. 16 - Friday, Oct. 20. Have fun and be safe!
Wednesday, Oct. 18
• Open Mic Night happens every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. at Innovation Brewing. Come express your creativity through music, comedy, poetry or anything you desire!
Friday, Oct. 20
• Free movie “Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)” at Mad Batter Food & Film. 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. showtimes. Fantasy/science-fiction. The first Spiderman movie released by Disney as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Call 828-586-3555 for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 21
• Grammy-nominated rock/country/folk band Mountain Heart are bringing their unique acoustic sound to the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Stecoah, NC from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 828-479-3364 or email email@example.com.
Monday, Oct. 23
• “Philosophy and Religion Department Talk” featuring visiting scholar Dr. Mike Shaw who will be discussing his scholarship with students and faculty. The talk will be located in the Stillwell Building – Room 225 and will take place from 4-5:15 p.m.
• The Homecoming Carnival will take place on the UC Lawn from 4-9 p.m. Traditional carnival attractions and food including Ferris Wheel, Sizzler, Rock O Plane, Water Race Game with prizes, cotton candy, popcorn, sno cones and more! This event is free for students.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
• Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Michael Shaw, Associate Professor in Philosophy from Utah Valley University, will give a “Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities” to faculty, staff, students and the community from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Bardo Arts Center Gallery, room 130.
• “RSA Hall-o-ween” will be occurring from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ramsey Center. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are provided a safe place to trick-or-treat and play games! The event is free and sponsored by the Resident Student Association.
• The Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Drew Lynch and special guest Erin Jackson will begin at 7 p.m. in the UC Grand Room. Tickets are available starting Oct. 2 at the University Center’s guest services desk on the second floor. Tickets are free for WCU student (must still get a ticket) and are $5 for the public.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
• Hump Day Yum Day with Homecoming Give-A-Ways on the UC Lawn from 12 to 2 p.m.
• Tie Dye and Free Food from 4 to 6 p.m., also on the UC Lawn.
• The Catamount Games from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on CRW Field 3 at Camp Lab (rain location to be held at Reid 201 in the upstairs gym).
Thursday, Oct. 26
• A choir concert will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Coulter Recital Hall.
• Recalibrate Your Compass! hosted by Campus Services will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. on the Central Plaza. Free food and t-shirts!
• Don’t miss this year’s Homecoming Concert featuring Brett Young with special guest Carly Pearce starting at 8 p.m. in the Ramsey Center. Advanced tickets are $7.50 for WCU students and $12.50 for the public. Day-of tickets are $10 for Western Carolina students and $15 for the general public. Visit the Ramsey Box Office or go to www.wcu.edu/ramsey/events-tickets/tickets.asp to purchase your tickets.
Friday, Oct. 27
• “The Mutt” Catamount Football Golf Classic will take place at 10 a.m. at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. For more information, contact the Catamount Club Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-227-3047.
• The Homecoming 2017 Main Street Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Sylva. Featuring community and student floats, Western Carolina cheerleaders and dance team, the Homecoming Court, and the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, this is something you will not want to miss!
Saturday, Oct. 28
• The Fourth Annual Zombie 5k Chase Race will start at 9 a.m. All proceeds go to support the Mountain Area Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic. Register on active.com. More information can be found on the Facebook page at “Zombie Run 5K Chase Race.”
• Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the UC Grand Room. Tickets are $15 a person. Business attire required. RSVP by Friday, October 20. For information, contact 877-440-9990, 828-227-7335 or email@example.com.
• The Homecoming Football Game featuring the Catamounts versus Furman University will kick off at 3:30 p.m. at the E.J. Whitmire Stadium and Bob Waters Field. For tickets, contact the WCU ticket office at 800-344-6928.
Sunday, Oct. 29
• An Inspirational Choir Concert will take place at 2 p.m. in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grand Room (3rd floor). For more information, contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 828-227-2276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Through Friday, Nov. 10
• “Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics” is an exhibition of pottery from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians at the WCU Fine Arts Museum. Featuring work from eleven different artists including Joel Queen and Davey Arch. “Ancient Forms, Modern Minds” features ceramics produced by both historical and contemporary methods. The Fine Arts Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is closed weekends and university holidays.
Ongoing Through Friday, Dec. 8
• “Return From Exile: Contemporary Southeast Indian Art,” at the WCU Fine Arts Museum features more than thirty contemporary Southeastern Native American artists working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, basketry, sculpture and pottery, and featuring over thirty artists from five different tribes. A full day symposium, reception, and keynote are planned for Nov. 10, with the keynote being a ticketed event. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit arts.wcu.edu/tribe.
Ongoing Through Friday, Jan. 26
• “WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions” is a showcase of artists, many of them new, whose work has been donated to the WCU Fine Arts Museum in the last two years. Art ranges all mediums from painting to sculpture to bookmaking.