Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, Christine Garvin and her troupes Les Femmes Mystique and Les Filles Charme present The Twelve Days of Alice’s Winter Ashevilleland, which debuts Saturday, Dec. 5, at The Orange Peel.
There is no shortage of holiday events in Western North Carolina in the coming weeks! Asheville has everything ranging from holiday craft shows to volunteering opportunities to theater productions. In order to help you navigate your way through this busy season we will be sharing a roundup of holiday oriented events every week until the […]
In order to help you navigate your way through this busy season we will be sharing a roundup of holiday oriented events every week until the new year. This is the roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Thursday, Dec. 3.
The Halloween-themed fundraiser, held at the Asheville Masonic Temple, features live music, dance, an art exhibit and live auction.
Halloween only falls on a Saturday every six years, so that’s one more reason to go all out this year. When planning your costume, steer clear anything too heavy, tight or restrictive because the offerings in and around Western North Carolina promise plenty of dancing.
New Mountain hosts the music and belly dancing performances — a benefit for the United Nations Refugee Agency — on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.
Some highlights from this season’s festival, including LEAF Schools & Streets performances and Spirit of NOLA acts.
Asheville Music Hall hosts the 18+ event on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m.
LAAFF returns for its 13th edition on Sunday, Sept. 6. This year bring a “pollinating the urban landscape” theme, educational workshops, a medieval castle that will host a foam swordplay competition and an interactive instrument station.
What once was an annual event is back by popular demand for the second week in a row — this time at White Horse Black Mountain on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 8-11 p.m.
Open Hearts Art Center’s forthcoming talent show features the visual and performance art of the nonprofit organization’s members.
Our first round of Best of WNC results were released in this week’s print issue. The results are now posted online — in a highly visible and easily accessible format.
Black Mountain’s annual Sourwood Festival was named for the area’s high-quality honey, but in its 38th year, the weekend-long celebration also offers local arts and crafts, music, games and, of course, plenty of festival food.
The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, now in its 88th year, returns to the Diana Wortham Theatre, Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 6 to 8. Entertainers at this year’s three-night gathering include ballad singers, bluegrass and old-time bands, gospel groups, solo and duet instrumentalists and vocalists, clogging teams, buck dancers, flat-footers and traditional Appalachian smooth dancers.
Like the event’s name, the entertainment lineup pays homage to the musical legacy of the Big Easy, with jazzy performances by Pamela Jones, Empire Strikes Brass, Bronze + Ebony Dance Company and the Business.
Warren Wilson College Appalachian music professor Phil Jamison is set to release “Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance.”
Represented in 2015 are dancers and musicians from Bangladesh, Estonia, Indonesia, Philippines, Chile, Ecuador, Quebec, Puerto Rico, and right here in WNC as Eastern Band Cherokee performers join the lineup.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local artist’s mask-making residency in Mexico, a new dance school called Terpsicorps, a foam party to follow the cyclocross nationals in Asheville in 2016 and upgrades to an astrology podcast.
“The mission of MOTION is really to allow the choreographers a chance to experiment,” says Nick Kepley, founder and artistic director of MOTION Dance Theatre. Trying new things is exactly what this year’s residency and performance, New/Now/Next, is all about. MOTION returns to Asheville this summer with a production at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11.
Hosted by exotic local clothier Royal Peasantry, Ritual Runway takes place at New Mountain on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m.
Wild Goose Festival is a spiritually-charged four-day gathering held in Hot Springs from Thursday to Sunday, July 9-12.