The North Carolina Arboretum hosts 9th annual Carolina Craft Day, Sept. 26

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 […]

Author Rita Zoey Chin discusses creativity and healing, Sept. 10 & 11

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 […]

Asheville Creative Arts launches incubator series with “Journeying Jack.” Sept. 19

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 […]

David Joe Miller, photo by Steve Weber

Black Box Storytelling Theater’s spoken word open mic returns Sept. 14

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. for […]


Jackson Gillman performs, leads workshop at The BeBe Theatre, Sept. 20 & 21

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 […]

Lunch and Learn fashion show and presentation, Sept. 19

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 […]

Orison Books holds a fundraiser to help with design and production costs of upcoming titles

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 hosts immersive Thomas Wolfe mystery dinner theater, Sept. 20

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, […]

“Cotton Road” film screening and clothing swap, Sept. 7

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 […]

Pan Harmonia announces 16th season

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 […]

New Belgium’s 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour stops in Asheville, Sept. 4

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

Brevard Philharmonic’s 39th season beings Sept. 13

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 […]

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival celebrates 10 years, Sept. 10-12

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 […]