Students from Western Carolina University’s Local History class have been researching Appalachian women musicians all semester. At 6 p.m. today (Thursday), the students – Ashley Berry, Annalee Blanks, Autumn Chandler, Rene Cote and Brandi Delp – will present their research to the public at the Appalachian Women’s Museum in Dillsboro. It is free with donations accepted.
The Cut Cocktail Lounge welcomes back artist Mark Anthony Berry and his charcoal drawings from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. This installation has a cult movie classics and occult theme. There will be music by DJ Tape Fire. Brunch served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a sake tasting and class hosted by Sommelier Cara Freije at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with six different types of sake paired with new menu items. The Cut is at 610 W. Main Street in Sylva and on Facebook.
The Mad Batter in Sylva will screen “Glass” at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday) and Saturday. The comic-book thriller stars Bruce Willis returns and Samuel L. Jackson. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, there will be a showing of “Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia” a fundraiser for Mainspring Conservation Trust. The films are free at 617 W. Main St.; www.madbatterfoodfilm.com; 586-3555.
St. David’s Episcopal Church will host a wine education and tasting event at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Sommelier Sonia Hooper will lead the tasting, recommending food pairings and offering wines to purchase. Light refreshments and safe transportation home provided. St. David’s is at 385 Forest Hills Road in Cullowhee and 293-9542.
City Lights Bookstore will host Kim Michele Richardson as she launches her new book at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” is Richardson’s fourth novel and is set in 1930s Kentucky. City Lights is at 3 E. Jackson Street and www.citylightsnc.com.