Come out to the Monte Vista Hotel on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6-8 p.m. to find out which tree took the top prize in the annual Deck the Trees benefit for Swannanoa Christian Ministries. Photo courtesy of the organizers.

Weekend Picks: Friday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 11

Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Deck the Trees Benefit libbafairleigh@gmail.com, facebook.com/montevistahotel FR (12/2) through SU (12/25), 10am-9pm – Proceeds from donations at this exhibition of unique hand-decorated Christmas trees benefit the Swananoa Valley Christian Ministry Fuel Fund. Awarding of […]

Mama Maisha is an Asheville-based nonprofit focused on preventing maternal death in Africa and developing nations. The organization has been saving lives and empowering women in Tanzanian villages. They are hosting a fundraiser and concert at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Friday, Dec. 2 at . Photo courtesy of Mama Maisha

Weekend Picks: Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4

December is underway, and there are plenty of holiday events to choose from. Whether you are interested in local holiday art and craft sales, Christmas theater shows or a jingle-bell themed 5K — this weekend has you covered. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend […]

The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a magical place anytime of year. During the holiday season the building comes even more alive with its annual Winter Wonderland festivities. Photo courtesy of The Grove Arcade.

Weekend Picks: Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20

Get your Thanksgiving relaxation started early with a weekend chock full of fun events. From holiday light shows to gallery openings, costume party extravaganzas, yoga kirtans and storytelling festivals  – this weekend is jam packed! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Winter Wonderland […]

Photo of pottery demonstration during the 2013 WNC Pottery Festival courtesy of the WNC Pottery Festival

Weekend Picks: Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6

FRIDAY Downtown Asheville First Friday Art Walks downtownashevilleartdistrict.org 1st FRIDAYS, 5-8pm – Downtown Asheville museums and galleries open doors to visitors. Visit the website for participating venues and full details. Free to attend. Culture Vulture Film Festival 692-8062, saveculture.org FR (11/4), 6pm – Proceeds from this film festival benefit the Center for Cultural Preservation. $25. Held […]

WNC's 2016 Give!Local guide

Give!Local fundraisin­g drive begins

Give!Local returns Nov. 1, featuring 47 local nonprofits who are campaigning for financial support via Give!Local’s one-stop, online, donation platform. Festivities on Nov. 2 will formally kick off this two-month, end-of-year donation drive with a free party at Highland Brewing in Asheville, celebrating the participating nonprofits. This is Give!Local’s second year. Last year, the campaign raised […]

Art work by Donna E. Price from the exhibition, "drift [know no border]" at Mars Hill University

Weekend Picks: Saturday, Oct. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 30

Halloween is just around the corner, and this weekend offers a wide assortment of treats. From autumnal festivals to community art walks, gallery openings, haunted houses and traditional Day of the Dead celebrations – this weekend has goodies for everyone. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a […]

Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery

Weekend Picks: Friday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 23

Whether you are raring to go to the Women & Money Conference, a scary open mic, a benefit in a castle, or a low country boil, Asheville has you covered this weekend! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY ‘SCARY […]

Oktoberfest

Weekend Picks: Friday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 9

From zombie walks to train shows, family festival to art openings – this weekend has no shortage of exciting events! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 Autumn Rails Train Show FR (10/7), noon-7pm & SA (10/8), 10am-4pm – Autumn […]

Bower Power: Lara Nguyen of Stone Cloud Studio was selected to paint her mural, "Bower Power," on the facade of The Refinery Creator Space.

Grand opening: The Refinery Creator Space

Last night, the Asheville Area Arts Council presented The Refinery Creator Space grand opening. The 15,000-square-foot industrial building is home to resident artists as well as non-profits, in an effort to promote collaboration, cooperation and growth. The evening’s events included art exhibits, open studio strolls, live music by The BeaTeam, a performance by The Djembeso LEAF […]

Anne Lemanski, DEREGULATOR, 2011, Copper wire, novelty money, fabric, artificial sinew. Museum purchase with finds provided by Robyn and John Horn. 2012.01.38.

Weekend Picks: Friday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 2

This weekend is full of eclectic options for all kinds of interests! You can go camping at Asheville Barnaroo’s live music festival, watch Tibetan monks create a sand mandala, enjoy traditional Middle Eastern dinner and dancing or walk on the wild side behind the scenes with the WNC Nature Center. Check out this list of […]