“Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” screens at Carmike 10, May 20

Environmental documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret will be shown at Carmike 10 on Wednesday, May 20. The film, according to a press release, “explores the blind spots that are leading us down a road we won’t be able to drive our electric car out of.” Organizers need 76 people to reserve tickets by Wednesday, May […]

Accordion Time Machine stages “Staring Contest,” May 29 & 30

“Staring Contest,” the newest production from Accordion Time Machine, will be performed at Toy Boat Community Art Space on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. Press release from the theater company: Accordion Time Machine, Anam Cara’s Experimental Theatre Ensemble, presents Staring Contest Friday, May 29th AND Saturday, May 30th at 8:00pm […]

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Steve Inskeep of NPR presents “Jacksonland” at Malaprop’s, June 1

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep presents his new book, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab, at Malaprop’s on Monday, June 1. The book is “a sober, balanced examination of the origins of one of the more regrettable chapters in American history,” according to Kirkus Reviews. The […]

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Listen to This storytelling series presents “Turn Your Head and Cough,” April 30

Listen to This storytelling series, hosted by Tom Chalmers, presents Turn Your Head and Cough: stories of hospital stays, doctor’s appointments, and medical procedures. The event takes place at 35Below on Thursday, April 30. Press release from organizers: Listen to This: stories in performance presents “Turn Your Head and Cough” stories of hospital stays, doctor’s […]

THE BEAT GOES ON: Adama Dembele, center, of local Afropop band Zansa, drums with students in a LEAF Schools & Streets  program.

LEAF celebrates 20 years of music, art, culture and community

How do you sum up 20 years of festivals? That’s two decades of twice-yearly campouts, dances, new musical discoveries and fond favorites; of friends made and family bonds strengthened; of campfire hangouts and sunny-day revelry. For LEAF, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this May, it’s expressed in the theme, “Global Gratitude.”

Pulitzer-winning author Dave Barry reads at Malaprop’s, May 8

Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Dave Barry has written Worst Class Trip Ever, a new book for 9-12 year-olds, but all age readers are invited to his just-announced event at Malaprop’s. The store will have his adult books available, too. “Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot […]

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Blue Ridge Books hold kids event during National Children’s Book Week

Children’s author and illustrator Tony Antonino Jr. will present Fritz Fombie Have No Fear at Blue Ridge Books on Saturday, May 9. Press release from the book store: Local children’s author and illustrator Tony Antonino Jr. has written a children’s book entitled Fritz Fombie Have No Fear. Tony Antonino Jr. will be appearing at Blue […]

The Fun Conspiracy holds Dance Walk Asheville, May 29

You’ve heard of prancercise? This is way better. The Fun Conspiracy brings back Dance Walk Asheville  for the second year on Friday, May 29. The fitness party, themed “Shake Yo’ Booty on Biltmore,” starts at Pritchard Park at 5:30 p.m. Press release from organizers: On Friday, May 29, Asheville will host its Second Annual Dance Walk Asheville, […]

Independent Bookstore Day at Downtown Books and News, May 2

Downtown Books and News pulls out all the stops for Independent Bookstore Day a display of unique and collectible books, a limited edition hoodie sweatshirt and in-store performances from Dame Darcy of Meatcake Comics, Greg Cartwright (The Oblivions and Reigning Sound) and Angel Olsen. It’s look Record Store Day, but for books! Poster from organizers: