What’s happening this week

Nov. 5

Showtimes for Judy at the Highlands Playhouse.

Nov. 1-22 join Highlands Nature Center’s  Education Specialist, Paige Engelbrektsson, every Friday morning.

  • Let’s go outside and explore! Families with young children are invited to join the Highlands Nature Center’s Education Specialist, Paige Engelbrektsson, every Friday morning from November 1-22 as she combines stories, walks, and activities for their little ones.  Each week will have a different seasonal topic.  The program will run 10-11 am, and adults must accompany their children.  The suggested age for children is 3 to 5 years old. Families who wish to participate in this free outdoor educational program should be prepared to go outside rain or shine. No registration is necessary. We will meet at the Highlands Nature Center, 930 Horse Cove Road in Highlands. The Highlands Nature Center is part of the Highlands Biological Station, a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University.  For more information, please call the Highlands Nature Center at 828.526-2623.

Nov. 7

  • Blue Ridge School Alumni Game: The Alumni Game will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Nov. 9

Highlands Performing Arts Center presernts live via satellite the MET Opera’s production pf Puccini’s Madame Butterfly on Saturday, Nov. 9.

  • Highlands PAC: The Highlands Performing Arts Center will screen live via satellite the MET Opera’s production pf Puccini’s Madame Butterfly on Saturday, Nov. 9  at 12:55 p.m.  Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.  A young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a Visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—this is one of the defining roles in opera. The story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless. There will be a pre-opera discussion beginning at 12:30pm tickets are available online at www.highlandspac.org or at the door.  Highlands Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands. 

Dec. 28

Highlands School alumni game.

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