The 9th annual Carolina Craft Day, held at the North Carolina Arboretum on Saturday, Sept. 26, features work in fiber, paper, clay, metal and wood. There were also be traditional music and craft demonstrations. Press release from event organizers: The North Carolina Arboretum will celebrate traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian art and craft at its […]
Rita Zoey Chin, author of Let the Tornado Come, comes to Asheville for two events. On Thursday, Sept. 11, she’ll present her memoir at Malaprop’s. On Friday, Sept. 11, she’ll discuss creativity and healing as the keynote speaker at the Aurora Studio art opening. Press release from Jill Seigel PR: Rita survived abusive parents, drug […]
Local theater company Asheville Creative Arts announces a new incubator series. A staged reading of Journeying Jack, by David and Jack Novak, takes place at NC Stage Saturday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. Press release from event organizers: Co-Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger announce JOURNEYING JACK, a script-in-hand staged reading that kicks off Asheville […]
In advance of American Craft Week, which takes place Oct. 2-11, event organizers launched a poll to determine the Top Ten Towns in the U.S. for Craft Lovers. Asheville ranked No. 5 on the list. Press release from organizers: American Craft Week, the nation’s largest annual craft celebration, launched a web competition a month ago […]
The annual corn maze at Eliada Homes opens for the season on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Press release from event organizers: Eliada is proud to announce our 2015 Corn Maze theme – Soaring to New Heights! This design features an airplane, hot air balloon, and bird, all in keeping with our newest Corn Maze attraction, a […]
From a press release: Black Box Storytelling Theater presents Spoken Word OPEN MIC! Monday Sept 14th, sign up at 6pm show begins at 7pm at New Mountain SOL Bar on N. French Broad Ave in Asheville. No theme-spoken word open mic. Ten minute time limit on stage. Poetry, stories, written work or comedy. www.newmountainavl.com for […]
The Asheville Storytelling Circle presents entertainer Jackson Gillman at The BeBe Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. for a performance of Chameleon Chronicles. Gillman will also lead a high-performance coaching master class on Monday, Sept. 21. Press release from event organizers: Live from Boston: Asheville Storytelling Circle proudly presents entertainer Jackson Gillman in […]
New York-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling has been having a pretty great year. His new album, Labor Against Waste, was released to much acclaim. He’ll perform at The Mothlight on Thursday, Sept. 3.
The Asheville Guitar Club and Music Academy of Asheville launch a 12-week guitar course for three different age groups, starting Monday, Sept. 21. Press release from event organizers: The Music Academy of Asheville is continuing to host Asheville’s unique group guitar program, The Asheville Guitar Club. The AGC fall semester course is open to all […]
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.
Learn about Coco Chanel, French fashion and The Locker (a professional clothing closet that provides business attire to AB Tech students preparing for interviews). The Saturday, Dept. 19 event takes place at MetroWines. Press release from organizers: MetroWines partners with The Grovewood Gallery to present a “Lunch and Learn Fashion Show on Saturday, September 19th […]
Local press Orison Books, founded in 2014 by Luke Hankins, is running an Indiegogo campaign to funds toward design and production costs of new titles. Press release from the organization: In 2014, Luke Hankins, Senior Editor of Asheville Poetry Review, started a new literary press, Orison Books. Orison Books is a 501(c)(3) non-profit literary publishing […]
Lex 18 launched a historical mystery dinner theater show on Wednesday, Aug. 26, featuring actors portraying Thomas Wolfe, Dr. Watson and others. The immersive evening included readings, live music, period costume, craft cocktails, a four-course meal and a mystery that unfolded throughout the night. The Thomas Wolfe mystery dinner theater returns on Sunday, Sept. 20, […]
Catch the Asheville premiere of Cotton Road, which documents “the transnational movement of cotton,” at The BeBe Theatre on Monday, Sept. 7. The event includes a clothing swap and Q&A with filmmaker Laura Kissel. Press release from event organizers: On Monday, September 7th, Mechanical Eye Microcinema will present the Asheville premiere of Cotton Road, with […]
Local professional chamber music repertory company Pan Harmonia announces concerts for its 16th season. Press release from event organizers: Known for its zesty and dynamic programming, Pan Harmonia, Asheville’s professional chamber music repertory company, announces its 16th season. Its eclectic performances by acclaimed local musicians take place in a variety of venues around the area […]
The 35th Annual World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition takes place at the Folk Art Center on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2-3 p.m. Press release from event organizers: The 35th Annual Heritage Weekend will be held September 19-20 at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center. This free festival sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild […]
The annual Clips Beer & Film Tour, which pairs short films with beer samples, returns to Asheville on Friday, Sept. 4. Press release from event organizers: New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is on the road, making its twelfth stop of the 2015 tour in Asheville, N.C. on September 4. This beer-toting, […]
Brevard Philharmonic announces ticket sales and concert schedule for its 39th season, which opens on Sunday, Sept. 13. Press release from event organizers: Join Brevard Philharmonic for its dynamic 39th season, full of musical favorites, running from September through April. Single tickets for BP’s 2015-16 season are now on sale. The musical offerings include: September […]
From a press release: Saturday September 12, 2015 from 5-7pm 104 Flint Street (Montford) in Asheville, NC 28801. Please join us for dance performances by Sara Baird, Jenni Cockrell, and Julie Becton Gillum live music by Elisa Faires and Liz Lang and a show of original artworks by Sandee Johnson with refreshments included – $20 […]
The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, held in Burnsville Sept. 10-12, celebrates its 10th anniversary. The three-day event includes the release of Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Anthology: A Celebration of Ten Festivals, an anthology of writers who’ve appeared at the festival, as well as workshops and discussions. The closing event on Saturday is “In Conversation with […]
Cypher Univercity was started in 2010 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh by MC Mike L!ve. The five year anniversary of the movement will be celebrated — along with the release of FTOLive, a new album from Free the Optimus — at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Aug. 29.