Same funny, new room: After a several-years-long Wednesday night residency at Athena's, the Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge is moving on … up the street. As of Nov. 28, the popular comedy open mic will call the Dirty South Lounge home every Wednesday. Regulars need not fear: The longstanding policy of "never charging sober people a cover at the door" will continue, according to organizers.
Front porch pickin': Claire Lynch, former frontwoman of the Front Porch String Band, is a Grammy-nominated bluegrass songwriter whose vocals have appeared on albums by country and bluegrass legends like Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Ralph Stanley. Lynch and her new band visit Asheville for the inaugural performance at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Friday, Dec. 7.
Familiar themes: NPR composer B.J. Leiderman, who’s responsible for the theme music to public radio staples like Morning Edition, Marketplace and Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, hosts a holiday variety show with an eclectic mix of local talent at White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday, Dec. 9.