The singer-songwriters’ unlikely paths into the industry meet at The Altamont Theatre, where both will play a set on Friday, Feb. 19.
The Nashville-based author presents his debut novel Only Love Can Break Your Heart at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, Feb. 17
Luella’s Bar-B-Que will duplicate its pork-purveying efforts with a new location in Biltmore Park; Asheville Wine & Food Festival has announced its first Asheville Cocktail Week; Local Provisions is serving Italian wines with the flavors of winter at a pairing dinner; and The Hop Ice Creamery is celebrating its first year with free kiddie scoops for all.
Lower Dens opens for the band at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Diana Wortham Theatre hosts the all-ages whimsical mime show on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.
Proceeds from the upcoming pre-Valentine’s Day dinner will support Youth Transformed for Life, an organization promoting self-improvement and personal responsibility among disadvantaged teens.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new EP by quartet Whym (formerly The Friendly Beasts) and an organizational hub for all things creative writing.
Tips are highly encouraged at this competitive bartending event, not only to raise extra funds, but also because the celebrity guest with the most overflowing jar will be crowned the Mardi Gras King or Queen. The benefit night is at various bars on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Tributes to J Dilla are staged in various cities on the rapper’s birthday. Asheville’s Dilla Day is at One Stop Sunday, Feb. 7, at 10 p.m.
New York City- and London-based company Aquila Theatre presents its modernization of the timeless tragedy at Diana Wortham Theatre Saturday, Feb. 6.
Urban Orchard’s specialty ciders are used by The Hop to make several frozen treats; Foothills Meats has added another business partner and announced a CSA with meat and house-made deli products in addition to expanding into Charlotee; MG Road will host a wintery dining experience with the help of guest chef James Grogan; and MetroWines donates a portion of select sales to combat muscular dystrophy.
Jay Brown (Lazybirds) opens the Hill Country blues show at The Root Bar Saturday, Feb 6., at 9 p.m.
The members of Free Planet Radio have an ongoing impact on Asheville’s music scene, not to mention roughly a century of combined experience. They’ll play from the trio’s recent release Global Symphony Project at the Altamont Theatre on Friday, Feb. 5.
The collaborative exhibit will be displayed for the duration of February in Woolworth Walk’s F. W. Front Gallery, where contributing artists will host an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 5, from 4-6 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two male vocalists with immediate opportunities to advance their separate music-making trajectories.
The singer/songwriter plays new, original music and revisits songs from his band The Dead Horse Sound Company at Ben’s Tune-Up on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.
A fundraiser for West Asheville’s Center for Honeybee Research showcases 27 honeys of the world; Asheville Brewers Supply hosts a seminar on insurance for beer entrepreneurs; Oskar Blues Brewery and The Cheese Store of Asheville plan a tasting; the Town of Fletcher hosts its 15th annual Chili Cook-Off; and Valet Gourmet partners with another food delivery service.
Jon Farmer, J Youngin, Dirty Frost, Copper Kid Solo, Tripsta Trip, D Balla, Michael G and DJ Ra Mak open Diggypop Malone’s EP release show at New Mountain on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Trout Steak Revival opens for the reconfigured quintet at the Orange Peel on Friday, Jan. 29, at 8:30 p.m.
At MG Road, chef Elliott Moss’ Punk Wok pop-ups gave Monday nights new flare, with Asian dishes making their way from his hands to the bar’s temporarily punked-out lounge area. Now the series makes a comeback at Buxton Hall Barbecue on four nights in February.
North Carolina Stage Co., hosts the English comedy from Jan. 27 to Feb. 21, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Special event nights include pay-what-you-wish tickets, pre-curtain hors d’oeuvres, $1 beers, actor Q&A and post-play dessert and champagne toast with the cast and crew.