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Asheville Harry Potter Alliance seeks funding for charitable projects

The Asheville chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance (AHPA) has come nearly to the halfway to achieving the group’s $500 fundraising goal on popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The club, bonded by a shared love of all things Harry Potter, holds philanthropic events and fundraisers on a regular basis, according to organizers. Members hope to improve […]

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New Belgium seeks art submissions from Asheville makers

New Belgium seeks art submissions from Asheville makers In anticipation of assimilating into Asheville’s art-driven community, New Belgium is seeking submissions of ‘retail-type’ items to add to existing projects headed up by the company’s professional design team. The brewery seeks “quality, handmade and local” goods that align with New Belgium’s brand rather than vendor proposals. […]

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IHOP Restaurants celebrate a ‘Decade of Giving’ with free pancakes on National Pancake Day, March 3

IHOP is asking patrons to consider donating to Children’s Miracle Network in exchange for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes on March 3, National Pancake Day. The franchise, which aims to raise $3.5 million dollars during the event, has locations at 245 Tunnel Road, 275-B Smoky Park Highway, 61-C Weaver Boulevard and 229 Airport […]

Wicked Weed Brewing to release ‘Angel’ Sours series throughout 2015

Wicked Weed Brewing has announced the upcoming release of a series of sour beers called “Angel” Sours. A red (raspberry-infused), gold (apricot-infused), white (wild grape-infused) and dark (mixed berry) version of the limited releases will debut throughout 2015, the first of which —the raspberry sour — is expected in late March. Limited pre-sales and bottle […]

Nibbles the groundhog to make winter weather predictions at WNC Nature Center, Feb. 2

Nibbles the groundhog to make winter weather predictions at WNC Nature Center, Feb. 2 From WNC Nature Center: The Western North Carolina Nature Center’s groundhog, Nibbles, will make her predictions about the remaining weeks of winter in Western North Carolina on Groundhog Day, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the WNC Nature Center. […]

1920s costume party to benefit Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre

1920s costume party to benefit Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre From ACDT: Who: The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre What: “Zelda and Scott Loved Dance,” a 1920s flapper costume party and fundraiser to celebrate modern dance, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and to support ACDT’s future work. Where: Homewood 19 Zillicoa Street (at the end of Montford Avenue) […]

NC unemployment rate falls to the lowest in more than six years

NC unemployment rate falls to the lowest in more than six years From State of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory: Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement after North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased to 5.5 percent in December, adding more than 15,000 jobs over the month and 191,800 since the governor took […]

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Sundays with Brevard Music Center features percussionist Gwendolyn Dease performing Bach and Piazzola

Sundays with Brevard Music Center features percussionist Gwendolyn Dease performing Bach and Piazzola From Brevard Music Center: The Brevard Music Center in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents its Sundays with Brevard Music Center concert series on Feb. 1, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC […]

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Smart bets: Wuthering Heights and The Tempest

New York-based Aquila Theatre Company’s annual “two plays in two days” tradition sees the same cast performing two different productions on back-to-back nights in Asheville. The first show follows the plight of English lovers thwarted by fate in a new production of Emily Brontë’s mid-1800s classic Wuthering Heights, while the second calls on William Shakespeare […]

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Smart bets: Dynamic Narratives exhibit

“Clay is the only medium that uses every element: fire, water, air and earth,” according to Tennessee artist Cindy Billingsley. “It is meant to be touched by the heart, the eyes and the hands.” Billingsley, a pioneering force behind Women Ceramics Sculptors art collective, curated 12 members’ artwork for inclusion in a collaborative Dynamic Narratives […]

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Superbowl XLIX companion: a game day guide to Asheville’s cheap booze, good eats and big screens

While nacho stains are certainly more socially acceptable in the comforts of one’s own home, why not venture out for some game day antics this year? Super Bowl XLIX, New England Patriots versus Seattle Seahawks, kicks off Sunday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m., and Asheville-area businesses have planned a variety of celebrations to suit your football fancy.

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Smart bets: Super Sunday

Big screens are better than big crowds. At least that’s the rationale behind Carolina Cinemas’ Super Sunday Super Bowl watch party. Limited-release beers like Devil’s Britches and the 20th Anniversary Weizenbock from Highland Brewing Co.’s tap takeover will ease the strain of tense field goal moments, while games, trivia and prizes (including pint glasses and […]

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Ben’s Tune-Up to release bottled sake at Chinese New Year celebration, Feb. 19

Ben’s Tune-Up to release bottled sake at Chinese New Year celebration, Feb. 19 Release from Ben’s Tune-Up: Come ring in the Year of the Goat with us at Ben’s on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. for our Second Annual Chinese New Year Party with music, sake, dinner, meats, wines, and more. […]

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design announces new creative campus in Asheville

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design announces new creative campus in Asheville Press release: Roots + Wings School of Art and Design will be opening its new Creative Campus in Asheville’s Oakley neighborhood this summer. The new headquarters facility will expand programming for all ages and create opportunities for greater community participation and […]

Asheville Makers group invites public to join weekly meeting of ‘tinkerers’

Asheville Makers, “a friendly community of tinkerers, makers, engineers, educators, scientists, artists, hackers, geeks, etc.,” will hold the group’s weekly meetup at Standard Pizza Co. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m. “Anyone who is, aspires to be, or just wants to hang around with local smart, creative, friendly, mad scientist folk is welcome!” reads […]

Award-winning comedian Ryan Dalton to perform two Valentine’s Day sets downtown

Award-winning comedian Ryan Dalton to perform two Valentine’s Day sets downtown From Funny Business at the Millroom: On Saturday, Feb. 14, Funny Business at the Millroom Presents two very special Valentine’s Day Comedy Shows featuring national headliner Ryan Dalton in downtown Asheville at The Millroom at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Ryan’s comedy has led […]