Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Hall Fletcher Elementary school’s outdoor learning space, Roots + Wings School of Art and Design’s expansion onto a new campus and local band The Circus Mutts’ quest to raise funds for a new tour vehicle.
Bob Oast, former city attorney for the city of Asheville for 16 years, has joined local law firm McGuire Wood & Bissette. Oast specializes in real estate and development, litigation, and economic development and is also a certified planner with decades of experience in in local government and land use law, according to a media […]
Aloft Asheville Downtown is launching a summer music series, Live@Aloft, from the hotel’s rooftop venue, beginning this Sunday, May 24. The public events ($5 suggested donation per evening) each feature a popular local band, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting a different local nonprofit every week. So far, the Sundays-only lineup includes The John Henry’s […]
With three days of interactive athletic programming — from kayaking to running, cycling to yoga, and everything in between — plus additional outdoor leisure activities, this month’s Mountain Sports Festival caters to sports devotees and casual weekend entertainment-seekers alike.
Organizers say Mountain Sports Festival is a come-one-come-all event and that attitude is echoed in the multitude of nonsports attractions — in addition to extensive athletic programming — for participants and spectators of all backgrounds.
From funk to soul, roots to rock ‘n’ roll, here’s the full lineup of bands playing free sets in Carrier Park Friday through Sunday, May 22-24.
Fronted by Grand Ole Opry veteran Kate Lee and mandolin prodigy Forrest O’Connor and backed by guitarist Jim Shirey, Wisewater plays a contemporary folk set in Isis Restaurant and Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Friday, June 5. The Nashville-based band, notable for its members’ virtuosity and sweet male-female vocal harmonies, has shared the stage with […]
The group’s debut album, Dead End Road, will be released during a celebratory performance, complete with special-edition pint glasses and koozies up for grabs at Pisgah Brewing Co.
In its first eight months of operation, Asheville Angels investor pool has provided more than $200,000 in capital toward three start-up companies, the latest of which are ActivEd Inc. of Greenville, S.C., and Baebies Inc. of Durham. The group is composed of more than 40 members who meet each month to “evaluate, invest in and […]
After years of recording music and playing with roots band Red June, Natalya Zoe Weinstein and her husband, guitarist John Cloyd Miller, are “excited to present some of our favorite original and traditional duets that we have been playing together for years.”
The self-guided, art-themed block party takes visitors on a 15-location stroll and features the paintings, sketches, ceramics, wood crafts, tiles, sculptures, clothing, jewelry and other works of two dozen makers.
At his best, Scott embellishes simple, dissonant guitar parts with spacey effects that leave the ears squinting for answers. His more melodic songs are at once disturbing and attractive, chaotic and elegant.
MetroWines’ Drink Like a Girl program, led by beer blogger Anita Riley, will host a free beer tasting on Friday, May 22, from 5-7 p.m. A representative from Hillsborough’s Mystery Brewing Company will be on hand at MetroWines to talk about the brewery and its beers, which are the feature of the event. Visit metrowinesasheville.com […]
The Montford Park Players will hold auditions for the theatrical group’s production of As You Like It on Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, with musician and singer auditions scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, from 5-9 p.m. The production, directed by Adrian Suskauer, opens Friday, Sept. […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features local designer Rich O’Keefe’s artistic t-shirt company, activist Jennifer MacDonald’s gift baskets for Syrian refugees and a masterfully mixed album for Brevard hip hop artist Joe Trufant.
The restaurant has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program — a group that recommends or warns against seafood suppliers based on the effects these fishing and farming operations have on the environment.
New York Times best selling author Sandor Katz is headed to Asheville for a week to teach an in-depth fermentation class alongside five other wild food experts, including Alan Muskat, Natalie Blogwalker, Luke Cannon, Asia Suler and Marc Williams.
Sixties soul singer Charles “Wigg” Walker and his band will perform at the Altamont Theatre on Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. The musician, whose band includes prolific session and touring guitarist Par Bergeson, has been active in the industry for decades. As the vocalist for the J.C. Davis Band, he’s opened for icons like […]
The American Advertising Federation of Asheville will host comedic author David Oakley at the group’s monthly Lunch & Learn at Strada Italiano on Monday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The author will share his “best advertising stories and autograph his new book Why is Your Name Upside Down?,” according to an AAFA […]
Smiling Hara Tempeh is teaming up with Miso Master and local fermentor Meredith Leigh to offer a class on cultured foods. The goal, says Smiling Hara co-founder, is “to offer tips for preparing locally cultured foods with success and ease, so that incorporating them into your regular diet is a breeze.” “We will all present […]
How to Talk to Rockstars follows main character and music journalist Bryn Thompson as she attempts to navigate the rocker-writer symbiosis (or antibiosis at times).