Fifth Season Gardening Co. opened it’s flagship store in downtown Asheville in 1999 and is preparing to launch a second Asheville location in the Asheville Market shopping center (4 S. Tunnel Road, near Whole Foods) this fall. The new location — a 12,000 square foot retail space with 3,600 square feet of additional outdoor nursery […]
The term “independent musician” doesn’t quite convey the extent of Kyle Donovan’s dedication to the do-it-yourself ethos. Performing under the name Miles Wide, the self-taught musician acts as his own manager, recording engineer, Web developer, graphic designer, press contact, booking agent and social media correspondent. That’s in addition to his true passion — singing alongside an […]
Reverb Fest, an indoor festival held twice per year in Charlotte, takes place on at the Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m. Up-and-coming Asheville musicians Jackson Scott and Elvis Depressedly are both scheduled to play the event, for which tickets cost $10 per person ($15 day of show). Reverb is “a showcase […]
Prolific food writer Morgan Murphy spotlights two Western North Carolina restaurants — Early Girl Eatery in downtown Asheville and Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop in Brevard — in his forthcoming cookbook On the Road Again.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local designer’s efforts to create a living wage, ethical garment factory and multiple Grammy-winning musician David Holt’s televised programming to preserve Appalachian traditions.
The 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Festival kicked off Friday evening with a new event: Amuse. The small-plate and craft cocktail tasting served as the preliminary round of competition for the annual mixology and culinary showdown and allowed guests to sample creative fare from five Asheville chefs and six local bartenders. Story by Gina Smith
Local resident Don Linville was selected, along with a dozen other individuals, by the American Industrial Hygiene Association as a 2015 distinguished lecturer. Here is the full release from the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health: The Center for Toxicology and Environment Health (CTEH) today announced that Don Linville, CIH,FAIHA of Asheville, its Mid-Atlantic regional […]
The nomination deadline for the North Carolina Awards for 2015 — the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state and awarded by the governor, according to a media release from the NC Department of Cultural Resources — has been extended to Friday, May 8. “Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the award recognizes ‘notable […]
“Our ultimate goal is to create a small working farm dedicated completely to the arts,” reads Articulture’s website. “We plan to offer homegrown art supplies such as gourds, wool, eggshells, feather, beeswax, mohair, dyes, etc. as well as be a venue for art workshops, performances and exhibits.” In working toward that goal, the newly launched […]
Full Circle Farm Sanctuary will host a vegan bake sale with sweet and savory items at the French Broad Food Co-op on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in conjunction with the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (in which any group can participate). Proceeds benefit Full Circle, a nonprofit, volunteer-run sanctuary for farmed […]
Smoky Park Supper Club — the nation’s largest shipping container restaurant opening aside the French Broad River — will hold a dinner this Saturday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with the 11th annual Asheville Bread Festival. Many participants from the Bread Festival will be in attendance, although general admission tickets will also be […]
Funk Asheville festival — “a gathering of sour and wild ales from across the country featuring, both well established and up-and-coming breweries that are paving the sour and wild path for craft beer,” according to organizers — takes place at Wicked Weed’s Candler-based production facility (the wooded, outdoor space) on Saturday, July 18, at 7 […]
If 64 degree eggs are your thing, it may be time to cancel your weekend plans. Chef Jake Whitman is taking over the MG Road kitchen for a “special one-off, two-night stint of non-stop ramen deliciousness,” this Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, from 5:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., according to Michael Files, partner and manager […]
The Funky Meters, born during a spontaneous jam session at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 1989, will play a show at Pisgah Brewing’s outdoor stage on Saturday, May 16. Earphunk and George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners will also perform at the “festival-like daylong event.” Tickets are $27 in advanced and $32 day […]
Alternative country singer and guitarist Joe Lasher Jr. of Western North Carolina is on an Ingles-sponsored eight date tour, which stops in Sylva’s Bridge Park Pavilion on May 9, at 6 p.m. Tickets to see the 18 year-old performer cost $7 at the door or five non-perishable canned food items. The up-and-coming artist, who was […]
Husband and wife Ryan Dixon and Chanda Calentine have been working with children for years, using the performing arts to help parents and children connect with one another and “the creative vibrations of the world around them.” The Brooklyn-expats’ forthcoming class series, “a holistic introduction to the world of music, dance and theatre, using poetry, […]
In partnership with the NC LiteracyCorps (an AmeriCorps project), the Literacy Council of Buncombe County will offer a full-time position with an application deadline of Monday, May 4. The recruitment and awareness coordinator position will provide an opportunity “to provide direct service tutoring, recruit and orient volunteers, recruit and support students, develop and enhance community […]
Biltmore Village will host the second iteration of the Bee Happy Vintage Market event on Saturday, May 2, at BB&T Insurace’s parking lot (9 All Souls Crescent) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live entertainment and food and beverage will round out the open air vendor market. Here is the full release from Biltmore Property […]
The Montford Park Players will hold auditions for William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at 92 Gay Street. Directed by Adam Arthur, the production opens Thursday, July 10 through Saturday, August 1. Actors will read from audition sides, posted here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or […]
Buskers, however innately transient, also boast a collective permanence in downtown Asheville. During his solo set, singer and guitarist Jason Brazzel paired his sturdy rasp with peppy strums, covers with originals.
“Though we are in the heart of the South here in Asheville, there doesn’t seem to be a plethora of country music shows,” reads a release from The Altamont Theatre, “so [we are] beginning to look to fill that void.” The Altamont will begin its regularly scheduled country tributes next month, with the initial concert […]