The Rotary Club of Asheville-Metro’s inagural Beat the Winter Blues Ball is a themed event offering music, dancing, drinks and prizes in exchange for supporting the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust and ABCCM’s Veteran’s Restoration Quarters and Transformation Village.
The collaboration between Montford Park Players and the Warren Wilson College theater department of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is part Shakespeare and part wild Gypsy bazaar. It’s also all fun and totally enthralling, making this the second successful team up Montford has done in the past few months (after teaming up with The Magnetic Theatre […]
Ten food trucks are lined up at the lot at The Masonic Temple, 80 N. Broadway, for the Food Truck Showdown to compete for the title of Asheville’s best food truck.
Donations of canned goods for MANNA FoodBank and pet supplies for Asheville Humane Society are encouraged.
The Montford Park Players perform G.B. Shaw’s “Dark Lady of the Sonnets” and Vincent Dowling’s “The Upstart Crow” at the Masonic Temple. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11.
The short film/music video by Ben Lovett premiered last week in a special event at Isis. This week, Lovett released the film on vimeo.
Ben Lovett has a habit of going big. From his free record release at The Grey Eagle last year to the epic Ghost of Old Highways project, the rocker/composer/producer/multi-iinstrumentalist has a penchant for flare. Last week, Xpress dropped by the Masonic Temple to check out the set of his latest video, “Black Curtain.” (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
— Photo by Tadd Clarkson
Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center and Norte Maar, a nonprofit arts organization based in Brooklyn, N.Y., host a night of collaborative performance, poetry, music and dance at the Masonic Temple Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. The show’s title remains prospective: Untitled (as of yet). They’d better hurry! The event is tonight!
The top 10 poets have been named. The overall winner will be announced at the Mountain Xpress Poetry Show, at the Masonic Temple on Friday, April 8.
It’s a double feature mystery bill at the Masonic Temple. Monford Park Players performs short plays by Agatha Christie and Tom Stoppard through February 20.
Overall, the story of the play was obscured by the script’s choppiness and lack of demonstrable journey by its main character.
While the theatre-going experience is, first-and-foremost, about the play, there’s certainly something to be said for ambiance. And, in the case of Dauntless Productions’ performance of Dracula, I have to recommend the play to anyone with even a passing interest in Halloween/vampires/things spooky/the Masonic temple. See this show — which runs through Saturday, Oct. 30 — if only for the experience of being in the appropriately spooky auditorium of the Masonic Temple.
Take a peek at the Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville, which has opened up its 270-seat auditorium for public concerts, dramatic performances and lectures. The Land of Sky Symphonic Band performs tonight, Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m.