Saturday, July 27:
- Get ready for a magical musical full of romance and action. Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is putting on “Brigadoon” as its summer musical. See the performance at 7:30 p.m. and be sure to ask for a student ticket. You can purchase tickets online or by calling the box office at 828-456-6322. See our review in the Arts and Entertainment section. The production will also run on Sunday, July 28; Thursday, Aug. 1; Friday, Aug. 2; Saturday, Aug. 3; and Sunday, Aug. 4.
Sunday, July 28:
- Folkmoot, North Carolina’s International Festival, ends on Sunday. There will be over 70 performances by the end with a parade in Waynesville, workshops and music from all over the world. On Sunday, there will be a dance workshop at 2 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. For adults, the cost is $10; for children, the cost is $5. Then, the Candlelight Closing will be held at Stuart Auditorium on Lake Junaluska at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.folkmootusa.org/content/2013-festival-event-schedule.
- Kurt Sutton will perform as the great author Mark Twain at the Bardo Arts Center Theater in “An Evening with Mark Twain.” The show is described as a “one-man tribute” that begins at 3 p.m. You can buy tickets by calling 828-227-2479.
Monday, July 29:
- Enjoy your morning by sunning on the hill overlooking the Courtyard Dining Hall. This is a popular spot since the sun hits the hill perfectly. Be sure to wear sunscreen.
- Get ready for a workout! The Warrior Workout begins at 5:15 p.m. in the CRC, studio 2.
- At 7:30 p.m., enjoy some classical music at the Brevard Music Center at 349 Andante Lane, Brevard. The performance, titled “Chamber Music of Johannes Brahms,” will feature pianos, violins and cellos in various pieces. Admission is $20. Call 828-862-2105 for tickets.
Tuesday, July 30:
- Take a stroll through Bridge Park in Sylva off of Mill Street. Bring your friends along and take pictures in the circus-themed cardboard cut-outs in the playground area.
- After the park, drop by Lulu’s for a wonderful cuisine of vegetarian and healthy platters. Try a dish like the Asian noodle salad, the Chuck Burger or the Greek pita.
Wednesday, July 31:
- Time to chill out! At 1 p.m., the University Center will hold its weekly ice cream social on the UC lawn. The cool treat with all the toppings you could ask for costs only $1. This will be the last ice cream social for the summer.
- At 8 p.m., check out the musical production of “Les MisÃ©rables” at the Flat Rock Playhouse in the town of Flat Rock. The theatre is located at 2661 Greenville Highway, and tickets can be purchased by calling 828-693-0731. The show runs until Aug. 18.
Thursday, August 1:
- It’s time for the annual Mountain Dance & Folk Festival in Asheville. Held at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, the festival is in its 86th year. The festival lasts three days and features banjos, fiddles, dances and more. For more information and ticket pricing, call the theatre at 828-257-4530.
Friday, August 2:
- Pop by Bradley’s General Store in downtown Dillsboro for a delightful summer treat like a Sherbet Freeze or a cone of ice cream. Make sure to say hello to Bradley the talking bear!
- See the opening night of “Steel Magnolias” at the Asheville Community Theater. The show runs until Aug. 18 with Friday and Saturday performances starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets online, in person at 35 Walnut Street in Asheville or by calling 828-254-1320.
Saturday, August 3:
- Join Waynesville for the annual Downtown Dog Walk. Starting at the courthouse, you and your pet can join locals and visitors in the giant parade of barking, wagging dogs. For more information, go to http://sargeandfriends.org/.
- At 8 p.m., see “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” at the Flat Rock Playhouse. This comedy will take you on a wild ride through all 37 plays by Shakespeare. The production runs until Aug. 18. Call 828-693-0731 for tickets.