Two Equinox events take place in Asheville on Friday, March 21.
“This gathering calls upon the Equinox to honor the equal balances of Light and Darkness with ritual and magic, inspiring us to come together in community and dance,” says the Facebook invite to Equinox Celebration & Ecstatic Dance. The events takes place at The Mothlight. The celebration includes a ritual “Prayerformance” by artist Shamanique followed by two waves of ecstatic dance. Robert Kochka and Antonio Aversano DJ. Doors at 7 p.m., performance begins at 8 p.m. $15-$20 sliding scale at the door. $12 online.
The Spring For The Mission Spring Equinox Fundraiser raises funds for The Mission for Temporal Art — “a beautiful old 1912 Methodist church building in historic downtown Marshall,” according to a press release. “Proprietors Claire Elizabeth Barratt and David Linton share a vision for the space to present time-based art in the form of contemporary multi-media, new media, music, dance, spoken-word performance and installation.” Barratt’s project, Cilla Vee Life Arts “provides a structured ‘Open Floor’ where dancers and musicians mingle and improvise together” during an open house from 2-6 p.m. At 8 p.m., a concert features music by Ahleuchatistas, Mark Hosler, Meghan Mulhearn and Xambuca with an audio/visual performance by David Linton. Visitors invited to drop in for refreshments. Donations are encouraged. Learn about the MTA Indiegogo fundraiser “Help Us Launch The Mission” here.