EXPLORING THE PAST: Interns at Xpress will research Asheville's rich history.

Calling (college) students of history for new summer internship

Put on those latex gloves, we’ve got primary source material to look into! Mountain Xpress has announced a summer internship for college students interested in local history. Summer interns will have the opportunity to research Asheville’s historic citizens, buildings, events, triumphs and tragedies. In addition, you will learn of, and develop contacts with, local historians and […]

BUILDING CULTURE: From the ancestors of the Ani Katuah to the first European settlers and later tobacco farmers, the evolution of human settlement and existence in the Southern Appalachians can be traced through the structure and buildings they erected to support their ways of life. The Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University documents the evolution of built structures in its latest exhibit, Shelter on the Mountain, on display through May 28. Photo of an open cathedral-like hayloft of the 1951 gambrel-roof barn built by Delbert and Charlie Shelton in the Shelton Laurel community. By Earthsong Photography/ Don McGowan

Rural Heritage Museum highlights history of WNC barns

From the Ani Katuah to white settlers and tobacco farmers, barns and buildings have played a central role in defining the culture of the Southern Appalachians. Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands traces the evolution of local building practices.

PRAISE ABROAD: Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, a Romanian film festival, recently awarded "Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People," three awards.

“Julian Price” documentar­y garners internatio­nal accolades

The awards keep stacking up for Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People. The documentary — which premiered at the Orange Peel on May 26, 2016 and tells the story of philanthropist Julian Price and his contributions to Asheville — recently won three awards at the Bucharest ShortCut CineFest in Romania: best documentary, best editor and audience choice. […]

HEY YOU GUYS!: Orbit DVD in West Asheville is run by movie nerd Marc McCloud. He sells a little bit of everything to support his first love — films that fascinate. The store is easy to spot with its eye-catching pop art murals. Photos by Able Allen

Local businesses serve Asheville’s geekier side

These days, geeking out is hot. Asheville is home to a vibrant community of people looking to express their nerdier side, and abundant businesses to serve them: From comic books to games to movies and more, this town has it all. Across the country, the cultural partitions surrounding geekdom are being torn down: What was […]

Kids and parents posed for a group photo at Pritchard Park. Photo by Emma Grace Moon

Children organize Asheville protest against Trump’s policies

While it didn’t rival the Women’s March on Asheville held in January, the Kid’s Protest march in Asheville on Sunday, Feb. 5, also drew a large and passionate crowd of protesters. Organized by the children of local musician Sparrow Pants, the event gave kids an opportunity to share their concerns about the administration of President Donald Trump and its policies.

'Almost, Maine' runs Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 19 at 35below. In the mythical town of Almost, Maine, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected ways.  Photo courtesy of Asheville Community Theatre

Weekend Picks: Friday, Feb. 3 – Sunday, Feb. 5

Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Asheville Gallery of Art February 2017 Art Show 82 Patton Ave., 828-251-5796, ashevillegallery-of-art.com WE (2/1) through TU (2/28) – For the Love of Art, group painting exhibition. Reception: Friday, Feb. 3, 5-8pm. The Funky […]

FULL HOUSE: A sell-out crowd gathered for the Asheville Downtown Association's State of Downtown luncheon on Jan. 31 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Photo by Virginia Daffron

Annual State of Downtown event focuses on investment­, opportunit­y

At the Asheville Downtown Association’s annual State of Downtown luncheon, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman touted lists of major public projects and initiatives that benefit downtown. Meanwhile, urban planning consultant Joe Minicozzi argued that tax revenue data show more municipal investment in downtown is both warranted and needed.

The Asheville Humane Society and the Asheville Museum of Science team up for a pet adoption event and a special Science Pub event tonight, Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Weekend Picks: Friday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Jan 29

Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Science Pub: Meet Your Dog An Introduction to the Science Underlying Your Dog’s Behavior 254-7162, ashevillescience.org FR (1/27), 5:30pm – Science Pub: “Meet Your Dog An Introduction to the Science Underlying Your Dog’s […]