It's possible that visionary artist Gabriel Shaffer's paintings are enchanted: Images of birds reportedly fly off the wall and "I had a painting returned to me because one lady claimed it was haunted," the artist reveals. Then there's a piece called "Plantation Escape Plan," a 40 by 40-inch canvas featuring a a large and floating […]
Bands must love Jack of the Wood: The downtown bar comes with a built-in crowd that often fills the venue to capacity on Friday and Saturday nights. But guaranteed crowd doesn't mean guaranteed supporters, so at a recent Honeycutters show, the relatively new country act made quick work of turning a room full of strangers […]
There are 11 more weeks of winter, a thought which could drive anyone to drink. Luckily, the end of this month brings a beer festival geared toward exactly that.
The author of A Hundred Years of Happiness reads from her new book, Saving Cicadas.
The long-awaited LAB will not debut on New Year’s Eve… but soon!
Sara Legatski outside her boutique, Parlour. Photos by Jonathan Welch
Reasons to go out post-New Year’s Eve festivities:
1) That whole “hair of the dog” theory.
2) It’s a new year and you should begin as you mean to continue (i.e. entertained)
3) Xpress’ Weekend on a Shoestring has a whole list of budget-friendly events ready for your perusal.
[Editor’s note: This roundup appeared in print, but a version was posted here that includes a few last-minute additions. Party on!] So long, 2009. We'll be sending you off in grand style — with champagne toasts and silly hats, with serious ceremony, with sparklers and slurry rounds of "Auld Lang Syne." Some of us might […]
*NEW EVENTS ADDED!* Here’s our New Year’s Eve roundup for Asheville-area events.
Athens-based musician Vic Chesnutt (a frequent performer in Asheville) died on Christmas day.
Students at Vance Elementary (with soloist Mars Mignon) perform Alabama’s “Angels Among Us.”
It’s a light week, entertainment-wise, because most of you will be hangin with the fam, OD-ing on eggnog and watching “A Christmas Story” on repeat. But, rest assured, before anyone’s eye gets put out with a Red Ryder BB gun, there are local shows in the works. At budget prices. And yes, Virginia, even on Christmas night. (Bonus: Dawn of the Dude — pictured — plays a not-to-be-missed farewell show.)
No matter how you look at it, 2009 was a weird year. For some it was downright trying, while for others it ranked up there among the best 12 months ever. The latter group just happens to include a number of local musicians who — despite a dwindling recording industry — managed to put out […]
Love dogs? Ever wonder what yours is thinking? Save A Spaniel by local author and Pulitzer Prize winner Cathy Mitchell goes a long way toward hypothesizing what goes in the minds of our canine companions.
A brief but extra-sparkly video of Brevard’s Aluminum Tree Museum.
First the good news: Many WNC residents (including the animal shelter on Lees Creek Road) have had their power restored. But for others, especially those in rural areas, today marks the fourth day without electricity.
Blogger/videographer Thunder Pig takes a snowy drive through Macon and Jackson Counties, following the weekend’s blizzard.