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 […]
Xpress’ Streetstyle fashion blog will appear in a print fashion mag from Singapore.
Lederhosen, Alpine hats, dirndl dresses and beer as accessory.
Lederhosen, Alpine hats, dirndl dresses and beer as accessory… must be Oktoberfest!
View images of The Black Crowes’ Asheville show.
Dark Horse Theatre’s run of Return of the Twilight Zone has been cancelled.
Check out images from the Oct. 2 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium show, where T&S Co. opened for The Black Crowes.
Think of this Weekend on a Shoestring installment as a smorgasbord or low-cost offerings. A folk show here, a few DJs, a PRIDE rally, a little punk, a little Tex-Mex, a whole lot of eclectic sounds.