On Jan. 27 Asheville City Council will consider several economic incentive deals, apartment development requests and a housing study that will help shape policies for years to come.
New York-based Aquila Theatre Company’s annual “two plays in two days” tradition sees the same cast performing two different productions on back-to-back nights in Asheville. The first show follows the plight of English lovers thwarted by fate in a new production of Emily Brontë’s mid-1800s classic Wuthering Heights, while the second calls on William Shakespeare […]
Smiling Hara begins Hempeh distribution, Moose Café celebrates its first year in Hendersonville, Marc Williams does a class on DIY fermented beverages and Foothills Meats offers a workshop on the nutrition of animal-based protein.
“Clay is the only medium that uses every element: fire, water, air and earth,” according to Tennessee artist Cindy Billingsley. “It is meant to be touched by the heart, the eyes and the hands.” Billingsley, a pioneering force behind Women Ceramics Sculptors art collective, curated 12 members’ artwork for inclusion in a collaborative Dynamic Narratives […]
Ever since its 2011 printing, E.L. James’ erotic romance novel 50 Shades of Grey has been an inescapable presence in pop culture. While as literature — 500 pages of dominance, submission, bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism stitched together with little character development — James’ “mommy porn” leaves much to be desired, there’s no doubting the […]
While nacho stains are certainly more socially acceptable in the comforts of one’s own home, why not venture out for some game day antics this year? Super Bowl XLIX, New England Patriots versus Seattle Seahawks, kicks off Sunday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m., and Asheville-area businesses have planned a variety of celebrations to suit your football fancy.
Now that people are more conscious of what they are eating, says sorghum grower Doug Harrell, sorghum is becoming a more sought-after product. With vitamins and minerals like thiamin, iron and calcium, Harrell says “it is probably the healthiest sweetener in the nation today.”
Big screens are better than big crowds. At least that’s the rationale behind Carolina Cinemas’ Super Sunday Super Bowl watch party. Limited-release beers like Devil’s Britches and the 20th Anniversary Weizenbock from Highland Brewing Co.’s tap takeover will ease the strain of tense field goal moments, while games, trivia and prizes (including pint glasses and […]
In Theaters. This week we get three art titles (well, sort of three) and three mainstream offerings. It’s certainly a broad mix, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say those mainstream titles have more than a faint aroma of January clinging to them. I think you know what I mean by that, but I […]
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, several members of the Asheville Buskers Collective met in the conference room above the French Broad Food Co-op for a post-holiday regroup, aiming to find consensus about what buskers do, who buskers are and whether (and how) enshrining their needs in city ordinances is a realistic possibility. Several weeks after a previous […]
“Let’s meet for a pint.” In Asheville, it’s a way to catch up. It’s a way to do business. It can even be a first date. Yet many of us have to drive to grab a beer with our friends — just check the Wedge’s parking lot when the weather’s nice. And craft beer is […]
Asheville Mardi Gras’ Cajun Cookoff paired costumes with cameraderie at the Millroom on Sunday, Jan. 25. The fundraising event, benefiting the Mardi Gras parade and Queen’s Ball (to be held Sunday, Feb. 15) as well as MANNA FoodBank, saw Cajun and zydeco fusion band Bayou Diesel playing to a decked out crowd in a venue […]
For the third year in a row, Asheville placed in Orkin’s list of the top-50 cities in the U.S. that have the biggest bed bug infestations.
Chef Kris Edwards and his team from the 550 Tavern Grille snagged two of the top prizes at the town of Fletcher’s 14th annual Chili Cook-off held Jan. 24 at Veritas Christian Academy. The Airport Road restaurant won first place in both the Best Overall Chili and People’s Choice categories. The winner in the Best Individual Chili […]
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival’s shows at The Mothlight featured an empowering female double bill that also fully embraced its international heritage with a pair of talented performers from the United Kingdom.
You probably already know and love NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, but now NPR Music has announced its Tiny Desk Concert contest. Here’s a mini Asheville music video show featuring the local bands the have thrown their hats into the ring.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a music-inspired film intended to combat racism and a wheelchair accessible van for a local music veteran.