Tips are highly encouraged at this competitive bartending event, not only to raise extra funds, but also because the celebrity guest with the most overflowing jar will be crowned the Mardi Gras King or Queen. The benefit night is at various bars on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Four Asheville ministers speak of their vision and understanding about what it means to help those in need. The encounter of helping another person, they say, can be transforming for both the giver and receiver and holds the potential to change the world we live in.
When you enter Broken Roads Studio in the River Arts District, your focus will naturally gravitate toward the saturated colors and scenes of Phil DeAngelo’s acrylic paintings.
Female-only circles and retreats provide space for women to express themselves more freely and let their feminine energy and power come through. Expressive movement, meditation, and goddess circles are among local offerings for women to explore themselves and find connection with each other.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. expands on the theme of the classic Super Bowl party this weekend by bringing in a crew of adoptable pets for its own Western North Carolina version of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.
Western North Carolina has a thriving community of authors who write for the middle grade and young adult market. In 2015, several of these authors had their work released by the country’s major publishers, and 2016 is shaping up to produce another bumper crop.
One clear winner from the 2015 City Council elections: local hopes for a public space for the city-owned lots facing the Basilica of St. Lawrence and the U.S. Cellular Center. Not so clear: exactly what kind of space Asheville needs and who will pay for it. The city’s Planning and Economic Development committee took up the hot potato issue to try to figure out how to move forward.
“There is far too much at stake – the climate crisis, the state economy and the very principles necessary for a democratic society to function – for this process to move forward under the shadow created by Sen. [Tom] Apodaca’s bill limiting regulatory and public review to 45 days.”
Healing Touch and reiki are energy-work modalities that are finding their way into complementary therapies offered in many mainstream medical settings, including hospitals, hospice and veteran care.
Charles Gately and Brian Landrum recently purchased Sherwood’s Music from its namesake, Matthew Sherwood. The store is in the process of relocating to Lexington Avenue, a move the owners say will give them significantly more foot traffic than the current Patton Avenue location.
“Why do women carry their keys as weapons as a matter of course? Why was I afraid of the black man in the parking garage? In part, it’s because we’ve been conditioned to expect an attack, to view the unexpected or the “other” with suspicion. And in the process, we create doubt and fear, manufacturing imaginary offenses that may never actually happen.”
Tributes to J Dilla are staged in various cities on the rapper’s birthday. Asheville’s Dilla Day is at One Stop Sunday, Feb. 7, at 10 p.m.
Although Asheville City Council approved a 14-point Food Action Plan three years ago that included a goal of implementing underutilized city-owned land for agricultural purposes, to date little headway has been made in that area.
Plant spirit medicine can bring about healing by serving as a bridge between the body and the mind. Flower essences help people to release an underlying emotional weight or spiritual malaise, say local practitioners.