The eighth annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will have a theme of “Duyuk’ dv’ I,” which translates to “The Correct Way” in Cherokee, on Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29.
Western Carolina University’s Friends of the Arts organization is bringing together a nationally acclaimed bluegrass group from Haywood County and 50 of the best woodwind, brass and percussion student-musicians from WCU’s School of Music for an afternoon of genre-bending tunes.
Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will host a free program Thursday, Sept. 28, titled “The Legacy of a Mountain Man: True Adventures in the Smokies,” and presented by Jim Casada, a noted outdoors writer and Smokies enthusiast.
Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a free concert featuring clarinet and piano with performances of 20th-century masterworks Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.
The School of Stage and Screen at Western Carolina University will present “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner, to kick off the school’s Mainstage theatre season for 2017-18.
The eight annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a family friendly paddling competition on a calm section of the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus, will be held on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 9.