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Ticket Giveaway! Blue Ridge Roller Girls season starter

When you’re the champs, how do you top that? Join the 2016 Division 2 WFTDA Champion Blue Ridge Roller Girls for a kick off of their 2017 season in which they will try to defend their title. The team is top notch, currently ranked 38 out of nearly 400 teams worldwide, so look for some razzle-dazzle […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Isis Music Hall

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band deserves a lot of credit for the fact that big brassy boisterous horn music remains popular today. Don’t miss your chance to see them right here in Asheville. Their infectious musical energy will have you dancing in no time. Their live shows are ever entertaining and spectacular. To be entered to win a […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Money and How to Make It! at The Magnetic Theatre

Money and How to Make It!, is the fourth show in The Magnetic Theatre’s original How-To series. Following up on the previously-covered, popular topics of sex, food and beer, the Magnetic crew returns to share lessons learned through years of gainful (or is that painful?) employment. Catch it before it closes Feb. 25. What: Money and How to […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Organic Growers School Farm-to-Table Dinner

Music, dance, food and fun. Organic Growers School’s Farm-to-Table Dinner fundraiser is geared to making their educational workshops and conferences as affordable as possible to stay accessible to home growers, gardeners and farmers. And they throw a heck of a party doing it. A tasty, 4-course diner from chef John Fleer, of Rhubarb and The Rhu […]


Ticket Giveaway! Brother Wolf’s Trivia with the Queens

For two nights this weekend, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue hosts titillating fundraisers with fabulous drag queens, presented by O.Henry’s. The one and only Lady Bunny from New York, N.Y. will be hosting the festive games with lots of special guests including drag queens, aerialists and hoopers. It should make for thoroughly entertaining evenings. We’re giving away two pairs […]


Giveaway! Special tasting dinner for two at Local Provisions

Chef Justin Burdett, owner of Local Provisions, will design a tasting dinner especially for one lucky Mountain Xpress reader and their guest. With 24 hours advance notice so he can plan properly, Burdett will prepare a special menu to tickle the tastebuds. Delightful winter vegetables are now in season, so guests at the downtown restaurant are likely to find radishes, turnips, […]

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Giveaway! Dinner for two at Laughing Seed Café

Laughing Seed Café’s winter menu capitalizes on hearty seasonal favorites like kale, beets, mushrooms and sweet potatoes. The beloved local eatery is also featuring greenhouse-grown house salads with organic kohlrabi, sunflower and amaranth sprouts. And a Mountain Xpress reader will win a tasty vegetarian supper for two on the house. Grab a copy of this week’s Xpress to read our story about local restaurants’ […]


Giveaway! Dinner for two at Avenue M

One lucky Mountain Xpress reader and their guest will enjoy a tasty dinner for two (with a value of up to $50) at Avenue M. The winner of this giveaway can look forward to winter spotlights like Chef Philip Friesen’s Moroccan tagine with butternut squash, kale in a spicy ginger tofu dish or beets roasted in a salad. The vegetables for these […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Hood Huggers Tour of black Asheville

The tour begins at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, the building that used to be the gymnasium of the former Stephens-Lee High School, the only high school in Western North Carolina for African-Americans at the time of its construction in 1922. It then winds around Asheville with insightful and engaging guidance from artist, poet and visionary DeWayne Barton. […]

FROM ASHEVILLE TO ‘CANAAN’: Actor Thomas Meighan steps off a trolley car in front of the Swannanoa-Berkeley Hotel at 45-47 Biltmore Ave. Director R. William Neill stands with his back to us, while Harry Perry cranks the camera. Reflectors were used to coax a little more light onto the star. Photo courtesy of the N.C. Collection, Pack Memorial Library

Ticket Giveaway! The Conquest of Cannan at Grail Moviehouse

Movie tickets to the upcoming screening of The Conquest of Canaan at Grail Moviehouse on Sunday, Jan. 22 are going like hotcakes. And Xpress wants you to be there! Shot on the streets of Asheville in March 1921, Conquest offers a glimpse at the past, a journey through neighborhoods, business districts — a moving snapshot of the city before the Great Depression. And […]

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Ticket Giveaway! The Nth Power with Dynamo at Asheville Music Hall

The relentlessly funky and soulful Nth Power believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual. They’ll make you want to move and groove. You just might get chills from their powerful performance. And they’re coming to Asheville Music Hall Dec. 29. You can be there, bring a friend […]

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Ticket Giveaway!: Bold Rockin’ into 2017 with Vintage Vinyl

A sparkly new year is in store for the Bold Rock Hard Cider Tap Room in Mills River, and you can be there! The cidery is hosting a dazzling ticketed event for their New Year’s Eve celebration featuring lively music from Vintage Vinyl. They’ll also be serving up 8 different styles of Bold Rock Hard Cider on […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Asheville Music Hall

The N.Y. psychedelic reggae stars with a jam band aesthetic, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, are touring behind their lauded fifth studio album and bringing the boogie to Asheville Music Hall. You can be there, bring a friend and take the new album home for free. That’s right, as part of this giveaway they are willing to include a […]

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Ticket Giveaway! VIP tickets for Callaghan at the Altamont Theatre Nov. 3, plus dinner for two at Chestnut

“Her voice truly sets the music apart…nothing short of stunning” is how No Depression reviewed a recent Callaghan show in Nashville. The singer-songwriter returns to Asheville on Thursday November 3rd bringing her amazing voice and catchy songs to the Altamont Theatre. Asheville’s own Jimmy Landry opens the evening. Mountain Xpress is giving away a pair of tickets […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Anam Cara presents The God of Hell at Toy Boat

Cast your die, strike a deal with the devil and win some tickets to see Anam Cara Theatre Company’s latest production, The God of Hell. This time of year brings out all things weird. So what could be better to spend some time with the quality experimental and avant grade musings of Anam Cara? The God […]

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Ticket Giveaway! The Motet and The Congress at the Orange Peel

Americana/folk/rock band, The Congress returns to Asheville on October 31st. They’ll be supporting funk innovators The Motet at their Mixtape 1979 Halloween show. Both bands have exciting new albums they are touring behind and both are ready to take the wheel for a wild night on All Hallows’ Eve. Xpress is giving away a pair of […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Decades Rewind at Diana Wortham Theatre

Let’s face it, there’s something about the music of the 1960s, 70s and 80s that was just special. Not only was it exciting, a lot of it had outstanding musical value and it gave us a revolution when we wanted it. Decades Rewind will take you there. Coming to the Diana Wotham Theatre for two nights only […]


Quick ticket giveaway! Coheed and Cambria at the Orange Peel

Here’s a hint, if there are currently, or there ever have been studs on your wristband, you need to be at the Orange Peel Sunday night. Coheed and Cambria are laying down some bitter-sweet, poppy punk-rock and they want you to yell along on the choruses. As a bonus, they’re joined by long-time emo favorites, Saves the […]

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Quick Ticket Giveaway! When Jekyll Met Hyde at The Magnetic Theatre

When Jekyll Met Hyde returns to The Magnetic Theatre this week! Written by The Magnetic’s Artistic Director Steven Samuels as an homage to Charles Ludlam and his Ridiculous Theatrical Company. The script draws on every written, dramatized, and filmed version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, and features an unusual feminist twist and a surprise ending. Even […]


Ticket Giveaway! Marco Benevento and the Eric Krasno Band at New Mountain Asheville

Friday, Oct. 21, Marco Benevento and the Eric Krasno Band will perform at New Mountain Asheville! Prepare broadly influenced piano work from headliner Marco Benevento as he runs the gamut from psych-rock to gold-tones to jam to some downright-heavy rock. It’s that dance-and-sing-along good-time you want to cut loose with. Opening up the show, Eric Krasno and his band […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference­, Oct. 14-16

Gather Wise Women, honor learning medicine- heal naturally. Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference brings herbalists and teachers and seekers together at Lake Eden each October and this year Mountain Xpress is giving away two individual passes to the weekend conference. Participants can explore the many aspects of Wise Woman wisdom through over 70 workshops and intensives that […]

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