Music educator Jason DeCristofaro has planned a dozen benefit concerts to support various nonprofits. The next event takes place at The BLOCK off Biltmore on Sunday, Feb. 26, and features the Richard Shulman Quartet and Dan Keller Quartet.
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.
In addition to offering a chance to party among bike enthusiasts, Bike Love highlights the 2016 accomplishments of local nonprofit Asheville on Bikes and enumerates goals for 2017. Salvage Station hosts the gathering on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Kare Strong, Lucy Ray and Aileen “Big Al” Pearlman will perform at the first iteration of this showcase of female-made music. The event takes place at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
After diving into Lake Junaluska, Polar Plunge participants (and spectators) can enjoy a chili lunch and several bonfires. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 4, will go to Haywood Waterways Association’s environmental education and stewardship programs.
Asheville organizations, including Food Connection and 12 Baskets Café, take advantage of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to salvage untouched food that would otherwise end up in the garbage. These high-quality meals are then distributed to local families and individuals in need.
For 70 years, the Minerals Research Laboratory on Coxe Avenue has collaborated with mining companies and educational institutions to develop more efficient processes for extracting the state’s mineral resources as well as ways to reuse potentially harmful byproducts.
In addition to performances by The Moon and You and Rob Nance and the Lost Souls, an upcoming benefit for the ACLU will include three literary readings by A.C. Reynolds High School students. The Mothlight hosts the event on Friday, Jan. 13.
With a bevy of companies relocating or expanding operations in Western North Carolina, economic boosters, educators and business representatives are working to prepare the next generation of workers to meet the growing need.
As the two-month campaign nears its close, donations are surging toward the philanthropic project’s second-year goal of $60,000. Anyone thinking about making a donation is urged to do so quickly. The effort to raise funds for 47 outstanding WNC nonprofits ends at the stroke of midnight, Dec. 31.
“We are proud to support NARAL and the worthy cause of protecting women’s reproductive rights in the United States,” says Melissa Hyman of Sweet Claudette, the band headlining an upcoming fundraiser for the nonprofit. The Mothlight hosts the show on Thursday, Jan. 5.
Appalachian Vintner’s annual holiday auction supports local children’s organizations.
The Black Mountain organization provides the free boxes of nutritious holiday cheer with its upcoming food markets.
The Dirty Soul Revival, White Soul, The Log Noggins, The Company Stores, Up Dog, Colby Deitz, Andalyn and Rachel Alleman are all scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for Make-A-Wish. The Orange Peel hosts the show on Thursday, Dec. 22.
The past year has brought a few changes to the organization, including new coordinator Kiera Bulan.
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
Come on out and shake your hips to local funk music while supporting a good cause at the Asheville Music Hall’s Funk Jam Benefit for the Bob Moog Foundation on Tuesday, Dec. 13 (tonight) at 11 p.m. This special benefit edition of the well-loved weekly funk music jam offers an easy way to donate to […]
The Krektones and Nest Egg perform, with DJ sets by Greg Cartright, at Lazy Diamond on Friday, Dec. 16.
For several weeks this past spring, Trudie Henninger led a class of kindergarteners outside to monitor and study the changes in nearby redbud trees. The process was slow. The kids grew restless. “They’re not doing anything, they’re not doing anything!” they insisted. But then one day, the whole class came running inside, chanting, “They’re blooming, […]
Funds from Town Mountain’s four previous benefit concerts for MANNA FoodBank have covered the cost of an estimated 25,000-30,000 meals, according to the band. The fifth iteration takes place at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Dec. 16.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features efforts to obtain transportation and operational funds for after-school youth programming plus a new recording project by local absurdist rockers Sirius.B.