Learn about a regional benefactor, dance to local hip-hop, browse arts and crafts or take in a silent film. This weekend, we bring you a diverse lineup of events to keep your mind stimulated and your wallet in your pocket. While you’re here, share more budget-friendly events in the comments section below.
What: The Chinese Opera Orchestra of Shanghai will transform the Folkmoot Friendship Center into an Eastern palace of Chinese music and food. The orchestra will perform in costume with traditional instruments, a delight for the eyes and ears. Meet the orchestra after the performance while enjoying culinary treats from around the world. Proceeds will benefit […]
The final night of the 2011 season was wrapped up with cooler temperatures and bluegrass music on Sept. 16.
photos by Jerry Nelson
Check out local music, classic foreign film, traditional farming demonstrations and more this weekend, all for less than the price of parking downtown. While you’re here, share your own budget-friendly events in the comments section below.
What: The Doxita film festival captures the imagination with four films, each less than 40 minutes in length. One of the highlights is Arsy Versy, a quirky Slovakian documentary about a man who follows the whims of his spirit. Other films include Guañape Sur, an Italian film about Peruvian workers who harvest soil from an […]
Take an Xpress video getaway tour of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, shot as part of an upcoming getaway regional museum tour.
What: Hike with the Swannanoa Valley Museum group to see the ruins of the Alexander Farm and the grave marker of Samuel Davidson, the first settler west of the Blue Ridge, who was killed by Cherokee Indians in the 1780s. The hike is easy, with lots of historical interpretation by Bill Alexander, a descendant of […]
Earlier this week, Asheville officially became home to what Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours CEO Jeff Greiner calls the first urban zip-line experience in Western North Carolina. Xpress was there, camera in hand, to see what all the zip-lining fuss is about.
Take an Xpress video getaway tour of the Museum of Salt & Pepper Shakers, shot as part of an upcoming getaway regional museum tour.
This weekend, find a new best friend, enjoy freshly picked apples, discover a new career or LAAFF until you cry. And while you’re here, share more budget-friendly events in the comments section below.
Saturday BoBo Gallery Stage (at College Street) • BoBo DJs, 11 a.m.-noon • Natty Queen (poetry), noon-1 p.m. • Santos (acoustic soul) 1-2 p.m. • Brett Rock (DJ), 2-3 p.m. • Fresh Tricks (B-boys) with Brett Rock, 3-4 p.m. • Future Soul Project, 4-5:30 p.m. • Anthony Brown, 5:30-7 p.m. • DJ Silky & Z, 7-8 p.m. • Earthtone Soundsystem (DJ collective), 8-9 p.m. […]
Points for a clever name — LAAFFter parties (get it? LAAFF-ter?) take place Saturday night following the close of This Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival's first day. Definition:Asheville — B-Boy Battle & Official LAAFFter Party is held at the Star Factory, 191 Lyman St., Suite 101, in the River Arts District on Saturday, Sept. […]
“Where you can dance to the beat of a different drum…” Asheville’s vibe is the focus of this 30-second ad produced for Buncombe County Tourism and Development Authority.
The Lake Lure Ski Club skimmed across the water on Friday, wowing audiences at the Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad.
Check out some of the great two-wheeled transportation from yesteryear with our tour of the Wheels Through Time motorcycle museum in Maggie Valley, videoed as part of special upcoming Getaway regional museum tour out later this month.
One Sunday morning in mid-August, I left Asheville for the one-hour drive to my friend Doug Elliott’s wooded homestead in Union Mills, N.C. During my last visit, around the exact same time of year, he showed me how to harvest and prepare elderberry for tincturing. I didn’t know what lay in store this time, other than he said we would be “working elm,” but I knew it would involve swatting mosquitoes and flies, dodging briars, poison ivy and random angry yellow jackets. Why drive 50 mountain miles to play victim to nature’s sadistic instruments? Doug is one of America’s preeminent herbalists, natural history authors, and folklore storytellers. As an elder living in organic union with the land He is celebrated among new age wild crafters, ethnobotanists, and urban foragers.
Blacklight yoga, haunted hikes and brotherly love round out this weekend’s best. While you’re here, share more budget-friendly events in the comments section below.
This weekend is ripe with music; but, as always, we offer a wide range of budget-friendly events that includes theater, film and art. While you’re here, share more low-cost happenings in the comments section below.
Each year, some 40,000 visitors walk the loop trail that ambles beneath Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest’s majestic canopy. Trees up to 400 years old tower over a rich carpet of ferns and wildflowers. A recent rededication ceremony marked the memorial’s 75th anniversary
The 34th annual Sourwood Festival takes over downtown Black Mountain this weekend with a family-friendly afternoon of music, dancing and games. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this year’s celebration, which runs through Sunday evening.
Where do you go when you need short reprieve from the daily grind, nothing too big, just a one-off thing? Where do you go to get away? Share those ideas with your digital neighbors, and let’s get the getaway conversation going.