Walk any downtown Asheville street and you’re likely to encounter some quirky storefronts offering unusual products. Together, these “specialty shops” or boutiques, most of them locally owned businesses, are a key component of the city’s distinctive flavor, attracting thousands of tourists each year and helping fuel the economy.
The singer-songwriters’ unlikely paths into the industry meet at The Altamont Theatre, where both will play a set on Friday, Feb. 19.
The Asheville Brewers Alliance’s upcoming AVL Beer Expo is aimed at giving attendees an educational craft beer festival by limiting attendance and holding informational panels. Meanwhile, Hi-Wire Brewing is getting ready to roll out its new sour and wild-fermented brews.
A city initiative is sending 100 percent of its members to college, including many first generation college students. The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy’s goal is to provide real world experience and a professional network in order to facilitate entry to the city’s workforce.
The Asheville Police Department trails the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office in rolling out police body cameras — but the city is trying to catch up. Police Chief Tammy Hooper outlined a draft policy for the cameras at a recent panel discussion, and says the first cameras will be deployed by summer. We look into what needs to happen between now and then to make that schedule happen.
Who knew that heartbreak could be so good for the local cycling scene? Back in 2005, bike advocacy helped Mike Sule distract himself from the heartache of a tough breakup. Since then, however, Asheville on Bikes, the organization he subsequently founded, has become a well-known advocate on both local and state-level transportation issues. In support […]
“Hall Fletcher is making progress that, several years ago, no one thought possible. Rather than breaking that up, let’s include its innovative, out-of-the-box thinkers in finding a solution.”
Anne Livengood, Avena Joyce and Katie Jennings-Campbell have designed an eight-week boot camp that sets a goal of three to four classes a week for participants and engages local chefs to help them learn to eat well.
Coloring intricate designs is helping adults unplug from daily life relieve anxieties, but calling the activity “art therapy” isn’t quite accurate.
It is unclear when this production of Fiction, written by Steven Dietz, officially begins. Perhaps it’s while meandering through the Five Points neighborhood just off Merrimon Ave. Or just as we’re making our way up the steep stone steps of Forsythia Hall.
The Nashville-based author presents his debut novel Only Love Can Break Your Heart at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, Feb. 17
Asheville-area restaurants, breweries, bakeries and wineries are dreaming up Valentine’s Day offerings to satisfy a smorgasbord of sensibilities and budgets.
Clingman Café’s new mother and daughter owners will feature more homemade baked goods while keeping customer favorites.
Luella’s Bar-B-Que will duplicate its pork-purveying efforts with a new location in Biltmore Park; Asheville Wine & Food Festival has announced its first Asheville Cocktail Week; Local Provisions is serving Italian wines with the flavors of winter at a pairing dinner; and The Hop Ice Creamery is celebrating its first year with free kiddie scoops for all.
Colin Hay fronted Australian pop-rock band Men at Work during the ’80s. His latest record, Next Year People, is his 12th solo album. Hay brings his warm and textured musical storytelling to the Diana Wortham Theatre Friday, Feb. 12.
Zebulon debuts its first bottles, Boojum triples its can offerings and Green Man brings back La Mas Negra.
Lower Dens opens for the band at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Feb. 14.