Photo courtesy of Mad Batter Food and Film
Thursday, Sept. 29:
• Mad Batter Food and Film is hosting a free showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” along with a costume contest from 6:30-11 p.m. For more information, contact Mad Batter Food and Film at 828-586-3555.
• City Lights Café is hosting Thirsty Thursdays every Thursday. $3.25 for local tap beers, $3 for bottles, $4 for wine by the glass, $5.95 for local flights – five, six ounce pours. For more information, call 828-587-2233 or visit www.citylightscafe. com.
• Every Thursday night is “Jazz Night” at Innovation Brewing. Tyler Kittle and Michael Collings are some of the most talented musicians around and we are lucky to have them right here in Sylva. Come experience the Kittle/Collings duo from 8-11 p.m. Admission is free.
Friday, Sept. 30:
• Mad Batter Food and Film are hosting a free movie showing of “Warcraft” at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war. For more information, contact Mad Batter Food and Film at 828-586-3555.
• Tim Barnwell will return to City Lights Bookstore from 6:30-8 p.m. to present his new book, “Great Smoky Mountain Vistas.” In this unique guidebook, Barnwell offers panoramic photographs from overlooks in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, aerial photographs of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, and articles on popular area attractions and activities. For more information about the event, contact City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
• “Morris from America” will be playing from 7-8:30 p.m. in the UC Theater. This rated R film follows the romantic and comingof-age misadventures of a 13-year old living in Germany. Tickets for students are $3 and tickets for the public are $6, cash only. Tickets include popcorn and a drink. The box office opens 30 minutes before showtime.
• Come watch Western Carolina’s Women’s Soccer take on ETSU from 7-9 p.m. at the Catamount Track and Soccer Field. For more information, visit www. catamountsports.com.
• “Tzakbu: Queen of the Maya” will performed from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre at the Bardo Arts Center. This performance will feature live pre-Hispanic music, dance, rituals, and magnificent costumes recreating priests, servants, warriors, and rulers. This is a fantastic performance full of colors, aromas and sensations that will transport us into the heart of the Mayan world. Theatre performance is inspired by a historical event. Tickets can be purchased at the Bardo Arts Center or at www.ticketreturn.com. For more information, contact the Bardo Arts Center at 828-227-2479.
Saturday, Oct. 1:
• The 8th Annual Colorfest will be held in Dillsboro from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This unique historic town will welcome over 40 local demonstrating artists who will line Front Street with colorful art and demonstrate their work. Enjoy meeting and talking with the artists, all while surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the mountains. Church Street will be sectioned off for food booths. For more information, call 828-506-8331.
• Cheer on Western Carolina’s volleyball team as they play against Samford from 12-2 p.m. in the Ramsey Center Main Arena. For more information, visit www.catamountsports.com.
• It is Family Weekend! You and your family can cheer on the Western Carolina Catamounts as they take on The Citadel Bulldogs from 3:30-7:30 p.m. in E.J. Whitmire Stadium. For tickets and more information, visit www. catamountsports.com.
• Join Country Traditions for free cooking demos every Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at 73 Webster Street in Dillsboro. You watch the cooking, eat a sample of the dishes and can buy house wines for $3 a glass. For more information, visits www.countrytraditionsnc.com or call 828-586-1600.
• Nashville duo Butterfly Rose will perform at City Lights Bookstore from 6:30-8 p.m. They will play songs from their “Women of the Smokies” album which tells the story of ten influential women of the Great Smoky Mountain National Part. Copies of the album will be available at the show, but you can reserve a copy by calling City Lights Bookstore at 828-5869499.
Sunday, Oct. 2:
• City Lights Bookstore and the Jackson County Public Library are co-sponsoring a reading and book signing with Ron Rash from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. Rash will read from his new novel, “The Risen” which is set in Sylva and was released on September 6. To reserve copies and for more information, contact City Lights Bookstore at 828-5869499.
• Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling will perform at the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre in the Bardo Arts Center from 3-4:30 p.m. Marsalis has received numerous awards, including three Grammys. Elling is also a Grammy-award winner and among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Public tickets are $35 for Orchestra seating, $30 for Club seating and $25 for Balcony seating. Western Carolina faculty, staff and student ticket prices are available at the Bardo Arts Center Box Office. For more information, call 828227-2479.
Tuesday, Oct. 4:
• Travis Bennett, horn player, will perform his faculty recital from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Coulter building.
• A “Debate Watch Party” will take place from 8:30-11 p.m. in UC Illusions. Join as students watch the Vice-Presidential candidates discuss important issues and topics. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Wednesday, Oct. 5:
• “Disability as Diversity” will take place from 12-1 p.m. in the Raleigh Room of the University Center. This is part of a series of diversity awareness opportunities. For more information, please contact Ricardo Nazario-Colon, Chief Diversity Officer at Western Carolina University, at 828-2277495 or rnazariocolon@ wcu.edu.
• Western Carolina’s volleyball team will face Wofford from 6-8 p.m. in the Ramsey Center Main Arena. For more information, visits www.catamountsports.com.
• A Trombone and Euphonium Studio Recital will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Coulter building.
• Join Last Minute Productions for a coloring party from 8-9 p.m. in the UC Grand Room. You can color in a variety of media on a variety of surfaces – everything from crayons and adult coloring books to paint and canvas to a variety of objects to decorate your room. Explore your artistic side and be a kid again! Food will be provided at the event.
• Open Mic Night occurs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. at Innovation Brewing. Come express your creativity through music, comedy, poetry and anything you desire. Admission is free. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 6:
• Have you always wanted to try meditation, but didn’t know where to begin? Do you think you can’t meditate because your mind is too busy? This is the class for you! From 7-8 p.m. at The Meditation Center (894 East Main Street, Sylva) we will teach you the basic principles and purpose of meditation, including different ways of using meditation to find peace, internal guidance and satisfaction in your life, no matter what is going on around you. This class is a combination of discussion and brief meditations to introduce you to the experience. Be prepared to sit for about an hour, with meditation portions occurring in a slightly darkened room. For more information, call 828-356-1105 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Oct. 7:
• The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association presents the Leaf Festival throughout the weekend at the Village Green and Commons in Cashiers. Admission is free. Arts, crafts, music food and much more will be available. For more information, go to www. visitcashiersvalley. com.
• Last Minute Productions will be showing “The Secret Life of Pets” at 7 and 10 p.m. in the UC Theater. The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray who Max instantly dislikes. Student tickets are $3 and public tickets are $6, cash only. Tickets include popcorn and a drink. The box office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.
• Cheer on Western Carolina’s Women’s Soccer team as they face VMI from 7-9 p.m. at the Catamount Track and Soccer Field. For more information, visit www.catamountsports.com.
Saturday, Oct. 8:
• The Mountain Heritage Center is hosting a Southeastern Moccasin Making Workshop in the Mountain Heritage Center Gallery. This is a full day class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with a lunch break. Materials fee applies. Learn to make custom fitted moccasins, starting with pattern making, buckskin choices, layout, cutting and sewing.
• The Western Carolina Catamounts will take on Wofford from 6-9 p.m. in the E.J. Whitmire Stadium. For tickets and more information, visit www. catamountsports.com.
Sunday, Oct. 9:
• Western Carolina’s Women’s Soccer team will play against UNC Greensboro from 2-4 p.m. at the Catamount Track and Soccer Field. For more information, visit www.catamountsports.com.
• A “Debate Watch Party” will take place from 8:30-11 p.m. in UC Illusions. Join as students watch our Presidential candidates discuss important issues and topics. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Monday, Oct. 10:
• The WNC Civil War Roundtable is presented by Jim Ogden and will take place from 7-9 p.m. This event is free. For more information, visit wnccwrt.blogspot.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 11:
• There will be an info table for Dance Marathon from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the UC lawn. • As part of the Souther Film Circuit, “SHUDE (Let’s Go)” will be shown from 7-9 p.m. in UC Theater. Beatboxer from Baltimore, Shodekeh, has spent his life mastering new sounds. When he is invited to a music festival and competition half way around the world in the Republic of Tuva in Siberian Russia, he sets out on a musical journey that bridges cultures by building on the one instrument they have in common – the human body. For more information, visit www.shu-de.com.
• The Wind Ensemble will perform from 7:309:30 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.
Wednesday, Oct. 12:
• “LatinX” will take place from 12-1 p.m. in the Raleigh Room of the University Center. Part of series of diversity awareness opportunities. For more information, please contact Ricardo Nazario-Colon, Chief Diversity Officer, at 828-227-7495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The College Republications will have speakers present from 4-10 p.m. in UC Illusions.
• Hyptonist chrisjones will be performing from 8-9:30 p.m. in the UC Grand Room. chrisjones is one of the newest and most energetic performers in the college market. Giving the audience an incredibly interactive show, his hypnosis show allows students to become the stars.
Thursday, Oct. 13:
• Free enterprise speaker Virginia Postrel will be visiting the UC Theater from 2-3:30 p.m. Discussion will include creativity, commerce and copyright.
• The Symphony Band will perform from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.
Friday, Oct. 14:
• “The Pirate of Bully Bay” will be performed from 9-10:45 a.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre. This show is best for grades pre-K through fifth. Prepare ye mateys for our most fun anti-bullying, swashbuckling adventure ever! Join Captain Catherin, the kindest pirate of the high seas, as she meets the bully Black ‘Stache and must overcome his mean way. This interactive adventure teaches your young crew the tools they need to stop a bully through clever rhymes and memorable characters.
• “Maximux Mars” will be performed from 11-12:30 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre. This show is best for grades third through eighth. This is an anti-bullying show that offers empowering tools to help combat cyber and schoolyard bullying. The futuristic-theme has been a huge hit among middle schoolers in the past.