Local reggae group Satta Roots opens for the experimental players at Asheville Music Hall Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 p.m.
They’re performing their new, nature-inspired meditations in more than 50 cities across the globe, including Asheville. Jessica Pratt opens the show at the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m.
Put on by a cast of local stage dwellers, productions are at the Magnetic Theatre Thursdays-Saturdays, from Oct. 1-24, at 7:30 p.m., nightly.
Asheville Music Hall hosts the 18+ event on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one woman’s quest to revive her elders’ traditions and a West Asheville server’s full-fledged street festival.
Xpress speaks with local railroad historian Steven Little ahead of his theatrical performance based on the life of the “railroad convict” Thursday evening at Mars Hill University.
The hell-bent punk veteran plays to support Spiteful — his latest album recorded with members of The Damned, The Sex Pistols and The Stooges — at the Odditorium on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.
The ambitious four, who recently won the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, bring their international travels to Asheville’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m.
Poetry and Pie pairs sweets for the mind and body in support of Great Tree Zen Temple. The fundraiser takes place at Urban Dharma, 29 Page Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Nashville duo Escondido opens for LaFarge at the Grey Eagle on Friday, Sept. 18, at 9 p.m.
Earphunk’s May The Phunk Be With You tour, which also features performances by The Main Squeeze, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Modern Measure, stops at New Mountain Asheville on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 6-11 p.m.
Local band Holy Ghost Tent Revival opens for the Suffers at Downtown After 5 — a free street festival held on Lexington Avenue — on Friday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m.
Lex 18 hosts an immersive historical dinner experience featuring Thomas Wolfe and other period characters on Sunday, Sept. 20.
The duo opens Mountain Spirit Coffehouse’s eleventh season at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.
Back South’s danceable, Appalachian-crafted and blues-inspired rock set takes place at the Bywater on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m.
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall hosts the soul and blues cover show on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9 p.m.
Tickets to the Bids and Blues fundraiser for Thrive include a catered picnic by local chef Lark Lindsey, complimentary drinks from Sierra Nevada and MetroWines, and participation in a live auction.
LAAFF returns for its 13th edition on Sunday, Sept. 6. This year bring a “pollinating the urban landscape” theme, educational workshops, a medieval castle that will host a foam swordplay competition and an interactive instrument station.
What once was an annual event is back by popular demand for the second week in a row — this time at White Horse Black Mountain on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 8-11 p.m.
West African roots band Les Amis plays a set upstairs before acoustic, electric and collaborative sets by Dangermuffin and Weather and Waves fill Isis’ downstairs hall with earthy music. The separately ticketed shows on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Magical comedian Chris Collins and mentalist Erik Dobell recently teamed up to combine their talents into one astonishing show. The result, Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem, comes to N.C. Stage Company for three nights — Friday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 6.