Beaverdam goes big If you've always wanted to lend a hand in a community garden, but aren't quite ready to make a weekly commitment, stop by the Beaverdam Community Garden at the YMCA on Saturday, July 13, for a hands-on kind of festival. Check out the garden's raised beds and edible forest garden while soaking […]
A few weeks ago I had a lively discussion about sunscreen on Twitter. My friends are as befuddled as I am — is sunscreen an essential part of summer, or do the chemicals in commercial tubes cause cancer? Is it worse to get a sunburn or put unpronounceable ingredients on your skin every day? Conflicting […]
Pick up some crafts at the Big Crafty and other shows throughout the region. Then check out some post-Independence Day fireworks. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi.
Adopt a pet, browse arts and crafts and catch some theater this weekend. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi.
Television host Tom Earnhardt will speak about North Carolina’s ecological past and future at WCU on Thursday, June 27.
Race to the top of Beech Mountain, celebrate solstice and participate in the 48-Hour Film Festival. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi.
The Lavender Festival near Burnsville will celebrate this classic herb with one last festival before Mountain Farm turns to dairy goats as its primary focus.
Hear traditional music at the Bluff Mountain Festival, celebrate dad and see The Importance of Being Earnest this weekend. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi.
Last year Xpress did an audio profile of Patrick Littlejohn, a formerly homeless composer who used music to pull himself out of poverty. The Practical Schillinger School of Music, an online composition school, recently offered Littlejohn a full scholarship. Practical Schillinger director, Philip DiTullio, said that the school was "quite moved" and "inspired" by his […]
Organic demands The old economic theory of supply and demand is at the core of the organic food movement. When consumers seek out organic produce, they fuel the local food network and put money in farmers' pockets. But what if there isn't enough organic food to go around? A recent study by the Carolina Farm […]
Last year Xpress profiled Patrick Littlejohn, a formerly homeless composer who pulled himself out of poverty through music. He recently received a full scholarship to the Practical Schillinger School of Music.
Photos by Rich Orris.
Children from the local nonprofit Children First/CIS performed a wide range of dance routines at LEAF this spring. This short video shows off their moves. Photo by Jodi Ford.
Enjoy an evening farmers market, treat yourself to an night of herbal pampering and learn about our region’s wildflowers. Photo courtesy of ASAP.
See the Blue Ridge Rollergirls, hear gypsy jazz and enjoy an outdoor concert this weekend. Podcast hosted by Ms. Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio. Photo by Bill Rhodes.
Amelia Lozano and her family are just one example of Latino community members who have been helped by the Children First/CIS Family Resource Center at Emma. Photos and story by Jodi Ford of Children First/CIS.
Drink dozens of home brewed beer, hear some music by the river and learn about succulents this weekend. Podcast hosted by Ms. Amandi of Bombshell-ter Radio.
Carolina Day School will explore the pressures of high school overachievement at a screening of Race to Nowhere on Wednesday, May 22.
Take in some electronic music by Shueh-li Ong (pictured) and many others at the Asheville Electro-Music Festival, stop by the Twin Rivers Media Festival and honor our country’s veterans this weekend. Podcast hosted by Ms. Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
The Asheville E-Z Gardeners club celebrates its low-commitment, high-fun group with a Plants and Pints garden sale at Wedge Brewery Company on Sunday, May 19.
Bring styrofoam and plastic to a hard-to-recycle event, celebrate the town of Marshall and hear the Asheville Choral Society perform this weekend. Podcast hosted by Ms. Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
The Megaphone Project brings sound art to the Blue to Black Art Weekend and Big Love this weekend.