Local playwright Elizabeth Schell contacted planetary astronomy professor Michael E. Brown — the scientist who discovered dwarf planet Eris in 2005 — to tell him she'd penned Pluto v. Eris: The Trial of Discord (in Schell's words, "a theatrical response to the conflict over the change in Pluto's planetary status and in celebration of the […]
New springtime-y photos by Björn Luminaire, Halima Flynt and others.
Images by Björn Luminaire of Bearz Images
The Asheville Twitter Festival gathering on Thursday, March 25, raises funds for Concern Worldwide and benefits the cause of education.
Photos by Halima Flynt
There’s a good hour of extra daylight each night this weekend, and the vernal equinox (that’s the start of spring) is at the stroke of midnight on Saturday. Need any more reason to get out of the house and celebrate a bit? How about a weekend’s worth of entertainment, with no cover charge over $5.
The Hurt Mountain Boys lead a night of mountain/country/roots/rock at Stella Blue on Friday.
Reviews of the newest albums by Rafe Hollister and The Leigh Glass Band (both of whom perform this Friday).
A trio of green wearers:
Xpress is giving away a copy of Battlefield Band’s albums Out for the Night and Zama Zama, and a copy of the DVD Battlefield Band in Concert at the Brunton Theatre Musselburgh.
Bagpipes have a distinctive sound — that reedy, pulse-racing, ear-splitting squawk; equal parts drone and melody — that make them hard to mistake and easy to classify. And, as Battlefield Band piper Mike Katz notes, "The standard dance forms for traditional bagpipe music, we're quite lucky in that there's probably about four or five different […]
Photographer Halima Flynt captures the folks who own, run and work in Asheville’s boutiques. Hip Replacements (72 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, 255-7573). Minx (64 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, 225-5680). HoneyPot (86 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, 225-0304).
So, Asheville doesn’t have a massive parade and we don’t dye the French Broad River green to commemorate the occasion. But St. Patrick’s Day — the holiday celebrating (historically) a fifth-century Christian missionary in Ireland and (in contemporary culture) Irish heritage — still gets its due.
To describe Dark Horse Theatre’s Alice Underground is tricky business without giving too much of the play away. On the other hand, one would be hard pressed to say exactly what does take place in this visually lush, creatively rich, brilliantly-acted performance.
Got spring (shopping) fever? Want designer clothes on an outlet store budget? Need to clean out the closet before bringing in a new haul? SheTrade’s semi-annual event makes it all possible.
Feeling literary? Or like escaping the rain, drinking a jumbo-sized macchiato and listening to an astute author read to you? This evening through Sunday promise plenty of bookish opportunities.
Seduction Sideshow presents the Corney Island Carnival Sideshow Extravaganza on Saturday, March 20.
Sign, quoting WNC-based author John Ehle, on Patton Ave.