Image 1. Play it back: Local stories will be transformed into improvisational theater at Asheville Playback Theatre's January marathon, which runs Friday, Jan 4 through Sunday, Jan 6.
Image 2. Guitar goddess: Ukrainian-born guitarist Marina Alexandra will celebrate Carl Sandburg's 135th birthday on with classical music on Sunday, Jan. 6.
Image 3. Braille around the world: Kids can write their name in Braille, run their fingers over books for the visually-impaired and find out how "six little dots changed the world" at Hands On! children's museum's early celebration of World Braille Day on Wednesday, Jan. 2.