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Arts & Entertainment

The Weinberg-Babelay Sax & Vibes Duo will perform a program of jazz standards and modern works on Tuesday April 3, at 7:00 p.m., in the Franklin High School Chorus Room.

The program spans musical styles from Dixieland, Latin, and Swing, to contemporary pieces, including classics like “String of Pearls” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Light refreshments will be served.

Vibraphonist Paul Babelay from North Texas State, and Weinberg from the University of Maryland. The duo will perform and teach master classes to Macon County public school music students Monday and Tuesday, April 2-3, through the Arts Council’s Artists-in-the-Schools Program.


The town of Dillsboro will host its 24th annual Easter Hat Parade on Saturday, April 7.

The parade, a Dillsboro tradition the Saturday before Easter, begins at 2 p.m. and showcases a variety of interesting hats atop participants of all ages, including pets.

Judges select the best hats in more than 20 categories, including: biggest, smallest, funniest, best-smelling, “poofy-est,” most creative, most spring-like and most outrageous. Last year, there were nearly 250 entrants in the contest.


At the Macon County Public Library - March 26 - April 5

The Macon County Library, in collaboration with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Nantahala Hiking Club, present ‘Walking with Spring’, a two-week series of programs in conjunction with Historic Franklin’s April Fools Trail Days festival.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Additional programs and dates after the jump!


A musical Passion Play

Lamb of God is a musical Passion Play which will open tonight at 7:30 p.m. and will run Friday, March 23, Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m., at the Smoky Mountain Center for The Performing Arts.

Pictured are scenes of the life of Jesus Christ performed by The Overlook Theatre Company as told from the view point of the prophets.



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