Self-described “Gypsy Swingin Serenading Firebreathing Circus Freaks” Caravan of Thieves are no strangers to Asheville. The group has played Bele Chere, The Altamont Theatre and The Grey Eagle. They return to the latter on Friday, March 21, supporting Yarn.
Indie comedian Ben Kronberg recorded his first “Comedy Central Half Hour” special to a sold-out crowd in Boston last year, was featured on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and just finished up a run of shows at South by Southwest in Austin last week. Kronberg’s next stop on his tour is the Lexington Avenue Brewery on Thursday, March 20 at 8 p.m.
Anam Cara Theatre performs the dark comedy at Toy Boat Community Art Space, Fridays and Saturdays, March 21, 22, 28 and 29.
As the days grow longer and the sun shines a little brighter, many of us have our sights set on that first day of spring. The Mission for Temporal Art (MTA) in Marshall is also looking toward that seasonal benchmark. The newly formed arts organization will launch their Spring Equinox Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22.
Asheville watercolor artist Ann Vasilik received a long-awaited honor when one of her paintings was selected for the 147th annual International American Watercolor Society exhibition in New York.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Hank West and the Smokin’ Hots perform “Sky Elevator Machine.”
LAST CALL! Xpress seeks submissions for a special April issue. Deadline for short-form poems is Friday, March 14.
Singer-songwriter Callaghan is originally from London and now lives in Nashville. She headlined The Altamont last Friday. In advance of that show, Callaghan talked to Xpress about her album, her impressions of the U.S., and what keeps her returning to Asheville.
With only six weeks to go until Moogfest 2014, organizers have announced new performers, daily schedules and single-day ticket sales.
At the Feral Chihuahuas Awards Show Show, performed last weekend at NC Stage, the local sketch comedy troupe spoofed Oscars-type productions while scooping up a number of honors for themselves.
In a statement, the AC Entertainment team announces that it will put the electronic music festival on hold. Photo by Nick King.
Charleston-based duo Shovels & Rope and New Orleans’s Hurray for the Riff Raff played a sold out show, March 7, at the Orange Peel.
The Armstrong Lie chronicles cyclist Lance Armstrong’s highly publicized fall from grace in one of the greatest deceptions in sports history. The Mars Hill Cycling team will screen the documentary at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co., on Thursday, March 20 at 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales help the Mars Hill University cycling team travel to the national championships this spring.
Local dance instructor Lisa Zahiya and bellydancer Zoe Jakes, of Beats Antique, collaborate on a show. Performances on Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 and 20.
This twice-monthly blog spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note with plenty of lead time to make plans.
“Just Looking: New Portrait Street Photography,” an exhibition of works by Asheville photographer Anthony Bellemare, is on view at PUSH Gallery through April 14. The opening reception is today — Friday, March 7, from 7-10 p.m. Image courtesy of the artist.
This weekend’s featured activities include a St. Paddy’s Day party of song and fun, a classical music masters concert and a West African drum class in Black Mountain.
Gold Light, fronted by musician and filmmaker Joe Chang, recently released video for the song “True Love Never Dies.” Click through to watch it; see the band live at The Mothlight on Sunday, March 9.
The Book & Print Arts Collective holds a members show, “Rewriting History.” The exhibit runs Friday, March 7-Saturday, May 24 at Asheville BookWorks.
Cox discussed the intersections of race, gender and class as a trans woman of color growing up in the South.
Both projects featured in The Media Arts Project’s upcoming OFF THE MAP Artist Talk — Severn Eaton’s “Cooperative Instrument” and Michael Luchtan and Kehren Barbour’s “Post Piano Project” — challenge and twist the way we experience and interpret sound. Both projects are also wonderfully strange enough to make us want to know what was going on inside the respective artists’ heads.