The inaugural LEAF Downtown AVL, a free festival in Pack Square Park, takes place on Saturday, Aug. 1, noon-10 p.m. (opening ceremony at 11:45 a.m.) and Sunday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Other events include a cocktail party, a pre-party, a 5K race and more. Press release from organizers: LEAF Downtown AVL 2015 | Events […]
Local journalist Marla Hardee Milling shares stories of how Asheville became the town it is today in her new book, “Only in Asheville: An eclectic history.” She’ll sign copies at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, July 22.
The 4th annual Three Days of Light Gathering music, art and 36 workshops. The event is held at Camp Grier in Old Fort from Friday, Aug. 28-Sunday, Aug. 30. Press release from event organizers: Now going on our 4th year of bringing community together, The Three Days of Light Gathering has earned its place as […]
Triangle area comedian Mello Mike headlines the Disclaimer Lounge comedy show at The Southern Kitchen and Bar on Saturday, Aug. 1. Press release from event organizers: Disclaimer Lounge presents a special night of comedy, featuring headliner Mello Mike, at the Southern Kitchen and Bar, Saturday, August 1 at 8:00 pm. Mello Mike comes from the […]
Now in its 68th season, the biannual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns for a long weekend filled with regional craft history and work for show and sale. It’s held at the U.S. Cellular Center, Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19.
Tenor Corey Dalton Hart and organist Kyle Ritter will perform O Boundless Evening: Songs of the American Landscape at the Cathedral of All Souls on Thursday, July 23. Press release from event organizers: Asheville native and classically trained tenor, Corey Dalton Hart, will join local organist, Kyle Ritter, to present O Boundless Evening: Songs of […]
Asheville Art Museum hosts a pop-up craft jewelry marketplace Thursday-Saturday, July 16-18. Press release from the museum: The Asheville Art Museum is excited to celebrate regional studio craft by hosting a Pop-Up Craft Jewelry Marketplace on July 16, 17 + 18 from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. each day. Held in conjunction with Flourish: Selected […]
Local hip-hop artist Colston releases his solo mix tape, Uppercuts, at The Grey Eagle on Thursday, July 16.
JJ Grey seems like a guy who knows how to have a good time. He also seems like he genuinely wants everyone around him to have a good time. With his six-piece band Mofro, Grey played the outdoor stage at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Friday night.
The annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, now in its 88th year, returns to Diana Wortham Theatre, Thursday, Aug. 6 to Saturday, Aug. 8. The event includes bluegrass music, clogging, mountain dance and ballad singing. Press release from Folk Heritage Committee: The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country’s longest running folk festival, now in […]
RiverLink hosts a free seminar at 170 Lyman St. on Tuesday, July 21. There, artists can learn how to contract with the City of Asheville. Press release from RiverLink: Join RiverLink and Brenda Mills on July 21 to find out how artists can become contractors for the city. RiverLink is pleased to offer these special […]
The band, currently on tour in support of latest album, Talent Night At The Ashram, plays The Mothlight on Saturday, July 18. Sarah Bethe Nelson opens. 9:30 p.m., $10 advance/$12 day of show.
Lovecraft’s nine tracks are more lush and stylized than typical singer-songwriter fare, more laid-back than typical indie-rock. iTunes insists they’re pop, but each song is a world unto itself with careful and joyful interplay between musicality and lyrics.
During a hectic weekend, June 19-21, local filmmakers gathered in teams to crank out wildly creative short films. The winners of the event, the Asheville 48 Hour Film Project, have just been announced. “After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films,” reads the press release from Asheville 48HFP. “Congratulations […]
Cindy Kunst of CLicKs Photography will be the featured artist at Rhetorical Factory for the month of July. An exhibition of Kunst’s work opens on Friday, July 17, 4-9 p.m. Brian Steele performs music from 6-9 p.m. Press release from event organizers: Friday July 17th Rhetorical Factory will be featuring the art of Cindy Kunst […]
“African Music in the Mountains” is the tagline for what promises to be a stunning show: Local African-influenced groups Zansa and Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba all take the stage at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Friday, July 24. Press release from event organizers: On Friday, July 24, two of North Carolina’s leading world music acts […]
An exhibition of four quilts, part of the U.S. Drones Quilt Project in memory of civilians killed in drone attacks, will be on display at the Asheville Area Arts Council in the Grove Arcade. The exhibit runs Monday, July 13-Saturday, July 25. Press release from event organizers: Just Peace for Israel/Palestine, Veterans for Peace, Chapter […]
Local jewelry designer Claudia Herr will show her newest work in silver and gemstone during a trunk show at the Grand Bohemia Gallery on Saturday, July 18. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Press release from the gallery: Saturday, July 18, the Grand Bohemian Gallery presents a jewelry trunk show featuring the […]
Local photographer and author Tim Barnwell gives a presentation and book signing at the Asheville Art Museum on Tuesday, July 14. Press release from event organizers: Come to the museum for a special evening presentation and book signing with Appalachian photographer Tim Barnwell on Tuesday July 14th at 7:00 PM. Based in Asheville, Tim Barnwell’s […]
The fall iteration of LEAF takes place Oct. 15-18 and entertainers on the bill — with a distinctly New Orleans flavor — include Aaron Neville, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects and many others.
On tour in support of new album Ol Glory, JJ Grey & Mofro play the Pisgah Brewing Co. outdoor stage on Friday, July 10.