“If a business pays living rather than starvation wages, it raises the level of economic activity — which would tend to increase hiring — and reduces the tax levied on us all for subsidized housing and transport, food banks and the like — which would tend to increase economic activity and hence hiring.”
Asheville City Council voted unanimously to accept the recommendations presented by a volunteer citizen panel as the basis for soliciting design services on on Tuesday, March 28. But the community vision presented by the Haywood Street Advisory Team leaves a lot of room for interpretation — and possibly for future controversy about the long-debated best uses for the site.
Wah! will offer her vocal talents to the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Jubilee Community Church on Sunday, April 2, before her healing concert at 6 p.m.
This season, 11 Thursday home games at McCormick Field will feature discounts on local brews.
**UPDATED MARCH 29** Bruisin’ Ales releases the first in a series of anniversary beers, Sierra Nevada hosts its second Burly Beer Fest, and Burial welcomes IPA author Josh Bernstein
The intellectual play is onstage through Sunday, April 2.
In 1930, William Dudley Pelley arrived to Asheville. By 1933, he created the Silver Legion of America — an anti-Semitic, pro-Hitler organization.
Posana debuts its menu for dogs. Also, Foothills Meats expands its CSA program, the Asheville City Market opens the season on North Market Street and more in this week’s Small Bites.
The band played The Mothlight in 2014, and four years ago the Allah-Las first performed in Asheville at The Orange Peel; that night’s bill included two other bands with a similar musical sensibility: Elephant Stone and The Black Angels. “We consider them kindred spirits,” bassist Spencer Dunham says.
Nonprofit organizations made their best pitch to City Council’s Housing and Community Development Committee for a share of federal and city funds for the 2017-18 fiscal year at a day-long meeting on Friday, March 24. Some left happy, while others expressed dissatisfaction with a process they said favored established city partners who had received funding in prior years.
Je Ne Sais Quad, the first of four beers celebrating the bottle shop’s 10 years in Asheville, debuts Friday, March 31.
Expect to hear some new tunes during Livingdog’s upcoming performance with Clint Roberts at Burger Bar on Friday, March 31.
Signs of spring: the city considers its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and citizens amass their forces to resume the fight over the fate of city-owned land on Haywood Street and Page Avenue. Asheville City Council will meet on Tuesday, March 28 to consider these and other matters. The budget meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in Council Chambers, with the formal meeting commencing at 5 p.m.
“Thus far, the city has been blind to the obvious — that there’s nothing that can be done to minimize the impact of this flawed project. That’s why N.C. DOT won’t develop and share with the public any human-scale visuals that enable the public to know what this entire thing will look like once built.”
The Blackpack will host “How to Turn the News into Great Comedy,” a free preperformance discussion for ticketholders, at the BLOCK Off Biltmore on Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m. “All Laughs Matter” follows at Diana Wortham Theatre at 8 p.m.
“And amid the gloom and doom, the River District provided entertainment venues for the struggling masses. The big excitement was when, from time to time, a circus came to town and pitched its big tent in one of several large, flat lots along the riverbanks.”