Dress up or just slap on a mask, grab your biggest trick-or-treat bag and head out — there are entertainment options for every age and persuasion of Halloween-celebrating ghost, goblin or fairy princess. Xpress tracked down four days' worth of plays, parties, bike rides, concerts, tours, carnivals, family-friendly gatherings and adult-specific indulgences. Start noshing on […]
When award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver was searching for the perfect place to set the American scenes of her new novel, The Lacuna (Harper, 2009), she considered D.C. and Virginia. Then, "It hit me that Asheville was perfect," she tells Xpress. Photo by Annie Griffiths Belt. Because of its long history as a tourist town, Asheville […]
Models from the recent Fashion Bites Back benefit. Photos by Jonathan Welch.
Counting Crows and Ani DiFranco top the just-released roster.
N.C.‘s Avett Brothers just announced that their only N.C. date on their 2010 tour will be at Merle Fest in Wilkesboro. Pre-sale for tickets starts today!
It’s good to mix it up, try new things, right? Here’s your chance. For less than $5 cover, you can check out new art, attend a street festival, save the planet, listen to Christian thrash and then soothe your throbbing eardrums with mellow indie-pop.
Back in the day, Xpress rewarded its reader-voted Best of WNC winners with (curb your enthusiasm) a plaque. That's cool and all, but most of us would agree that nothing says "Congratulations!" quite like a big fat party. So, last year Xpress got thinking, not only is the Best of WNC winners circle populated by talented folks, but when we're talking musicians, artists, dancers, chefs, bakers and brew masters, we're pretty much talking about a ready-made celebration. Food, drink and entertainment: The only missing ingredient is an audience to enjoy the revelry.
Joe Adams of Hunab Kru shows off the talents of his young students at Fall LEAF this past weekend.
This fall’s Lake Eden Arts Festival was chilly, chilly, chilly. So, fewer fairy wings, strappy sandals and floaty dresses, more down puffers, weather-proof boots and layers. Lots of layers.
Fashion Bites Back Fashion Show on Friday, Oct. 23, will benefit GLBT youth.
The River Arts District Studio Stroll is a social — I mean arts — event not to be missed. And worth capturing in photos. This season you can do just that, and win $100 in the process.
Short story author Jill McCorkle reads at Malaprop’s, plus book launches and a publishing expo.
Sew Moe is handmade original clothing by Asheville-based designer Moe Erin Donnelly. Shop here. Photos by Rene Treece.
Yes, this is still the weekend on a shoestring, but a not-to-be-missed free event popped up on a Wednesday. So get your party on early and set the tone for the next several days worth of fun and inexpensive events (including a free MySpace Secret Show with Baroness, pictured here, on Friday).
A Mountain Homecoming is the name of the Asheville Symphony's Saturday, Oct. 17, concert. The description reads, "We continue to present music of exotic regions." Featured composers include Estonian-born Arvo Part, the Germans Felix Mendelssohn and Johann Sebastian Bach and French Impressionist composer Joseph-Maurice Ravel. Is it a bit of a contradiction to feature such […]
If it seems like Asheville music has evolved into a heady brew of world beat, experimental, indie rock and quirky pop, these four discs — all recently released by well-respected Asheville-based songwriters and musicians — prove that roots music (namely Americana) is alive and well. • Long Days Above Ground by Pierce Edens and The […]