Pisgah brews some excellent porters and stouts — and the company’s brewers love drinking dark beers as well. So in 2008, they decided to add “a beer connoisseur’s twist” to Groundhog Day, according to events and public relations director Benton Wharton. “It’s our first self-established holiday, making it very dear to our hearts,” says Wharton. “Back […]
The YMCA of WNC Indoor Tailgate Market runs every Saturday until March.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership recently released a report that criticizes North Carolina’s use of federal money allocated for walking and bike trails across the state.
Video: Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles discuss Pearl and the Beard’s new ablum, side projects, and how their approach to touring has evolved.
Local blacksmith and furniture artist Carley Eiseberg appears in competition with five other artists on the upcoming “Ellen’s Design Challenge.” Catch her in action on HGTV on Mondays at 9 p.m. to track her progress. Recently I sat down with Eisenberg to learn more about her, her art and her experience on television: Sworn to […]
Calcast brings together a wide range of community events in one handy podcast. Hosted by Theresa Amandi of 103.3 AshevilleFM’s Bombshell-ter Radio. Weekend of Jan. 23-25. Listen to Bombshell-ter Radio every Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. EST featuring the best trip hop, electronica, chillwave and dreampop music — only on 103.3 AshevilleFM.
Written by Eve Ensler seventeen years ago and based on hundreds of interviews with women, the Vagina Monologues returns to the Orange Peel on Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. The production — directed, produced and all-around spearheaded by WNC Weddings and Events owner Allison Taylor — spans hilarious and heart-wrenching moments with the overarching […]
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival kicked off its run of shows at The Odditorium with an eclectic double-bill that embrace the raw and slightly rough-around-the-edges aspects that make Fringe such a visceral delight to watch. Appalachian Winter by Michael Whitmire, a musical journey accompanied by interpretive dance, is the tale of a bear, a raven […]
“As far as I know, there’s never been anything like this,” says Asheville Aroma Tours creator Micheal Dale. Armed with an in-depth knowledge of Asheville’s walkable historic sites and a passion for aromatics, the local candlemaker has combined seemingly disparate modes of taking in local history — sights and smells — in his most recent […]
Dierdre Gilmer, Hall Fletcher Elementary PTO president, said her organization initially looked for a grant in 2014 from the Asheville City Schools Foundation for racial equity training because they noticed parents weren’t being represented properly at PTO meetings. A new initiative could change that.
Furry Friends Film Fest may sound like something that happens at Comic-Con. However the event, now in its third year, is actually a fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Humane Society that takes place at Southern Appalachian Brewery (822 Locust St., Hendersonville). This year’s fest will be held Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 26 and 27, from 6-8 […]
In 1965, with the advent of integration, the Long Ridge Rosenwald School (known since 1959 as Anderson Elementary) closed for good in Madison County — 11 years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, declared segregated public education unconstitutional.
It may be a closed industry event, but, having to do with books, booksellers and the publishing industry, ABA’s Winter Institute is bringing a “powerhouse of authors” to Asheville — a number of which will appear at public readings.
Ithaca, N.Y.-based indie-pop outfit The Blind Spots (Maddy Walsh on vocals, Mike Suave on guitar and vocals, David Openshaw on keys, Khris Oursler on bass and Mike Parker on drums) has been on a bit of tear since releasing their most recent album, Rhizomatic. The group is included in this months IndiMusic TV Top 21 […]
Lantern Fest is to the night as Slide the City is to the day, and Asheville has popped up on both festival’s tour lists. Ticket-holders for Lantern Fest (date yet to be announced) will be provided a “s’mores kit,” along with a lantern, lighter and crayons for decorating their skyward luminaries.
Western North Carolina, the Asheville area, is one of the coolest places to live. There are so many beautiful places to see, so many fun things to do and so many cool people in one area. Get yourself a “Friends of the Smokies” license plate, slap an Asheville “Go Local” sticker on your bumper and […]
On Jan. 20, a roomful of college students and citizens gathered at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union to hear Growing Power‘s national projects director, Erika Allen, discuss food systems, urban farms and sustainability. She focused on “transformation through the food system.” Allen launched into a dialogue on how the concept of social justice is entwined with food, and she […]
Asheville’s music community is coming together to support one of the city’s most beloved percussionists in the wake of a tragedy that befell his family in Ivory Coast, West Africa. Adama Dembele moved to Asheville several years ago from Ivory Coast and has since made a name for himself as a member of Zansa and […]