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Arts + Entertainment

It was weird.

Driving around downtown Canton this past weekend, it was weird to have a hard time finding a parking space. In most Western North Carolina communities during the busy summer tourist season, this is the norm. But, for the blue-collar paper mill town of Canton, finding a parking spot has never been an issue. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:38

Sock Hops slide into Franklin

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An oldies group known for singing beautiful four-part harmonies of memorable songs from the ‘50s, ’60s and ‘70s, The Sock Hops will hit the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:36

The Strand welcomes Unspoken Tradition

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Popular Western North Carolina bluegrass act Unspoken Tradition will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:34

Cherokee Nation POW WOW

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ 42th annual POW WOW will be held June 30-July 2 at the Acquoni Expo Center.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:33

BPR names new arts journalist

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Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR) continues to invest in the development of local programming and content with the hiring of Matt Peiken as the NPR station’s first Arts Producer.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:32

Leslie Jones at Harrah’s

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Saturday Night Live member and blockbuster film actress Leslie Jones will do a stand-up comedy special at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:31

Stecoah Drive-About Tour

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The annual “Stecoah Arts & Crafts Drive About Tour” will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23-24 in Bryson City, Stecoah and Robbinsville.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:31

Front Street a success

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Wonderful blue skies, great entertainment and over 60 multi-talented artisans brought out more than 3,000 people to Front Street Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, June 17, in Dillsboro.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:36

HART holds Shakespeare Camp

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Kids ages 10-17 of Haywood and surrounding counties have an opportunity to experience Shakespeare up close and personal from June 26-30 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:34

National exhibit comes to Sylva

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A new traveling exhibition, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” which examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people is opening at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:29

Printmaking, photography and pottery

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With a handful of new exhibitions now open and on view throughout the summer, the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center presents art in a variety of forms — printmaking, photography and pottery.