Theatrical startup the Cardboard Sea debuts “If You Must” at the Magnetic Theatre on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
New eatery The Asheville Commissary Kitchen and Pub offers patrons an indoor, full-service dining experience, but sources its food from a rotating cast of food trucks and burgeoning chefs.
Taking notes from Spotify’s theorem that people are willing to pay more for on-demand music, two buskers have positioned themselves as Asheville’s ‘ Human Jukebox.’
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features local singer Emily Bodley’s debut EP and a mobile yarn-arts studio for Alina Shea Creations.
Two Western North Carolina projects in Buncombe and Henderson counties were each awarded a grant from the 2015 Federal Historic Preservation Fund. Grants were given to 11 projects across the nation with monies totaling $95,050. The Asheville-Buncombe Historic Resources Commission was awarded $19,000, which will go toward roof repairs at the Smith-McDowell House. A release […]
Not only will the Gran Fondo national championships see riders swooping through picturesque scenery and competing for the best times in certain sections of their 30-, 60- or 110-mile route, but the cycling event also serves as a fundraiser for Friends of the Smokies. Until the event is held on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8 […]
Some locals argue that the small businesses comprising Asheville’s mosaic of creative commerce downtown simply can’t compete with chain stores. Still others cite job creation and longer hours as benefits to having chains downtown.
“Creating and building a raft, float or flotilla with fun-loving friends, family or co-workers is not only a grand excuse to hang out and play on the river, it’s also a unique chance to have a blast while showcasing mind-blowing creativity in a friendly competition,” reads a release from Anything that Floats Parade organizers RiverLink. […]
MetroWines will host locally based, but nationally known storyteller Connie Regan Blake and six other tale-tellers at the Charlotte Street shop on Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Tickets to the “Slice of Life” event are $15 per person and include a glass of wine. MetroWines is at 169 Charlotte Street. Visit metrowinesasheville.com for more […]
More than 100 businesses will exhibit at the first joint expo produced by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce at the WNC Agricultural Center from 1-6 p.m. Although the event will focus on business to business commerce, members of the public may attend to “make quality connections with […]
“Get your ‘cue while you can, because the wait between the end of July and mid-August will be long and meatless,” reads the Facebook event page for Moss’ final culinary pop-up at Catawba Brewing.
Planned for Sunday, July 26, Aloft’s next donation-based rooftop concert features jazzy duo HoveyKat and benefits Asheville Humane Society.
David Fountain, Duke Energy’s senior vice president of enterprise legal will become the company’s state president in North Carolina, according to a release from the energy provider. “In this capacity, Fountain will be responsible for advancing the company’s regulatory initiatives, while managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development, community affairs, water strategy, […]
What’s the harm in checking your work email while waiting in line at Trader Joe’s? Is it really that crazy to flee to the bathroom to check texts during a date? And what — other than those conniving sidewalk cracks — should prevent one from job hunting, tweeting, and selecting the perfect photo filter during […]
United Federal Credit Union — which consists of more than 130,000 member/owners worldwide and $1.83 billion in assets, according to a press release from the financial institution — will break ground at its newest location, 1445 Patton Ave., on Monday, July 27 at noon. UFCU’s North Carolina market vice president Lee Beason and a representative […]
Although Sharkmuffin’s debut full-length Chartreuse isn’t officially out until Friday, August 7, the band brings its angsty, pop-punk catalogue and a sneak peek of what’s to come to Tiger Mountain on Thursday, July 28.
Western North Carolina’s recording professionals speak up about the climate of their industry, from the proliferation of full-fledged, home-based studios to musicians’ piecemeal assembly of modern albums.
White Horse Black Mountain hosts the new quartet’s debut on Friday, July 25, at 8 p.m.
Bask is celebrating the first anniversary of debut LP American Hollow with a bespoke beer created by Burial Beer Co., and a set at the Mothlight on Friday, July 25, at 9 p.m.
With 115 years of heritage, Asheville School is excited to announce a first: The school will transform into an international summer camp for three weeks this summer, hosting 27 exemplary students from Tsinghua University High School in Beijing, China. “This partnership will allow Asheville School and Tsinghua to co-develop programs that will educate the future […]
MetroWines’ beer specialist and Brewing Up a Storm blogger Anita Riley hosts her Drink Like a Girl event at the shop on Friday, July 24, from 5-7 p.m. This iteration of the recurring event features New Belgium Brewing beers, including the company’s fall seasonal called Long Table, and New Belgium’s Western Carolinas beer ranger Wes […]