“Am I a Grownup Yet?” by Grayson Morris to be presented at Asheville Fringe Festival

From a press release: “Am I a Grownup Yet?” by Grayson Morris to be presented at Asheville Fringe Festival “Am I a Grownup Yet?” by Grayson Morris: This one woman show uses humor and pathos to explore what it means to be a child-like woman living in an adult’s life. A multi-disciplinary artist, Morris uses […]

North Carolina native comedian Paul Hooper at The Millroom, Jan. 16

From a press release: North Carolina native comedian Paul Hooper at The Millroom, Jan. 16 Comedian Paul Hooper, a North Carolina native and nationally-touring comedian, brings his R-Rated comedy show to Asheville at The Millroom for one show on Friday, January 16th. This native of Charlotte, North Carolina, now residing in New York City, has […]

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Parkway Playhouse students attend national theater festival

From a press release: Parkway Playhouse students attend national theater festival On Friday, January 16, 2015, 24 students from Parkway Playhouse Junior will head to Atlanta, GA for the 2015 Junior Theater Festival. The National Junior Theatre Festival hosts 5000 performing arts students from across the country. At the festival, in addition to performing selections […]

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New ExploreAsheville video features River Whyless song and time lapse imagery

“From sunrise to sunset, every day in Asheville, N.C. offers so much to discover–from music, art and shopping to local dining, craft beer and historic attractions,” says the ExploreAsheville.com website. “Downtown Asheville boasts one of the largest collections of Art Deco architecture in the Southeast.” Asheville’s charms are captured in time lapse videography (by Jared […]

Piper Jones Band performs a benefit concert for Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Jan. 31

From a press release: Piper Jones Band performs a benefit concert for Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Jan. 31 Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 9 PM Piper Jones Band – Benefit Concert for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Jack of the Wood, 95 Patton Ave. Downtown Asheville Cover: $10 Jack of the Wood will rock on […]

Akira Satake & Duncan Wickel at White Horse Black Mountain, Jan. 17

From a press release: Akira Satake & Duncan Wickel at White Horse Black Mountain, Jan. 17 Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. Akira Satake, composer and banjo and shamisen (Japanese banjo) player, and multi-genre violinist Duncan Wickel join forces for an evening of kaleidoscopic original music combining World, Jazz, Celtic and Appalachian traditions. Tickets are […]

Lexington Glassworks glassblowing studio & gallery opens Jan. 23

From a press release: New Lexington Glassworks, a premier glassblowing studio and gallery, to open in downtown Asheville Lexington Glassworks, located in the heart of downtown Asheville on S. Lexington Avenue is the area’s NEW Premier Glassblowing Studio and Gallery. Lexington Glassworks has fully transformed the old Brown’s Automotive building into a 5000 sq. ft. […]

Regi Carpenter, photo by Dede Hatch

Talk it out: Storytelli­ng workshops and monthly events begin Jan. 24

A story slam is like a poetry slam only — and this is probably the obvious part — with stories rather than poems. The story is rated by the audience or a panel of judges, and prizes (or at least bragging rights) are at stake. To that end, Black Box Storytelling Theater presents two workshops led by Regi Carpenter, a professor of storytelling at Ithaca College.

UNCA’s Lookout Observatory hosts public viewing of stars and celestial objects, Jan. 23

From a press release: UNCA’s Lookout Observatory hosts public viewing of stars and celestial objects, Jan. 23 UNC Asheville’s Lookout Observatory will host a free public star viewing session beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23. Weather conditions permitting, the observatory’s low-pitched roof will slide back to reveal the moon, constellations, planets, and other […]