Beyond the snarl of Bele Chere’s festival crowds and hawkers, what sort of free or low-cost happenings can be found?
Festive attire at a recent Downtown After Five street party. Photos by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Local (at least for the summers) artist Miguel Paredes introduces his Miami/N.Y., lush/urban, complex/stark collection of oils, acrylics, and mixed media on canvas at The Satellite Gallery.
She was modeling the dress for a photo shoot on Walnut St. Check out the shoes in the final frame.
image by Kathleen McCafferty
Is it just me, or does a weekend that starts with a free festival seem somehow more auspicious than those weekends that don’t? (Even if you’re not a fan of this Friday’s Downtown After Five lineup, you can get your money’s worth—$0—in people-watching alone.) Beyond that, there’s free theater, a CD release and some of the area’s best-loved bands—including the reunion of Pure, on hiatus for the past 18 years. All for five bucks or less.
Photo by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Sensitive, sweet and real (yet blissfully light in all the places it so easily could be dark), Gin Phillips’ The Well and The Mine moves with the ease of a beach read yet offers the pithy substance of a time-tested classic.
—Photo by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
‘Til Beth Do Us Part, the new comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, premieres at Asheville Community Theatre.
Even though craft is integral to both the heritage and economy of WNC, it wasn't too long ago that “craft sale” smacked a little too much of church basement bazaars, spray-painted pine cones and crocheted tissue box covers. At the “debutante ball for Asheville craftisans”: More than 3,000 people came to the last Big Crafty, […]
Three new CDs by three very different bands (country-rock, Southern Gothic, jam-rock) prove (as if there was every any question) that the Asheville music scene remains as eclectic as ever. Joshua Singleton's self-titled CD Recorded at Asheville's Landslide Studio as well as studios in Jackson and Franklin, Tenn., singer/songwriter Joshua Singleton's self-titled disc has a […]
—Photos by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Plenty of live music, plus bad movies, street festivals, art openings and more. It’s all $5 or cheaper.
Writers looking for an opportunity to hone their craft can do do so at the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s 2009 Squire Summer Writing Residency.