The challenges of finding and maintaining kitchen help are not new to Asheville’s restaurant industry, but the problem seems to be growing for many local restaurateurs.
The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy is wrapping up its 10th summer of providing meaningful summer work opportunities for local students. This year, the program expanded to serve more students.
“When humans take the lives of other human beings, we are horrified. Why is it acceptable, and even photographed as cute, when human beings take the lives of animals?”
Bacon is king at the fifth annual 105.9 the Mountain’s BaconFest Asheville. Also: Vegan Awareness Week begins Monday, Aug. 28, Slow Food Asheville holds a tomato tasting at The Wedge at Foundation and The West Asheville Tailgate Market teams up with Salt & Smoke for its first 2017 supper.
In 1969, Roger Ball was a senior at Asheville High School. He was also the school’s photographer. Before the walkout occured, Ball was asked by Principal Clark Pennell to capture the day’s events on his camera.
The three-day celebration of the evolution of tango includes workshops, classes and dance parties. It takes place Friday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at West Asheville church-turned-event space Center for Art & Spirit at St. George’s.
“A packed house was ecstatic over the renditions of Asheville’s very own talented musicians and equally as talented vocalists. This band truly nailed it!”
Electro-soul group RBTS WIN commemorates the release of its fourth album, Sensitivity Kit, with a performance at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Aug. 25. Hip-hop artist Foul Mouth Jerk drops his latest effort, Scofflaw, with a Saturday, Aug. 26, show at Isis Music Hall.
Catawba and Bold Rock collaborate on a cider to benefit local Riverkeeper organizations, Burial has a triple can release and more local beer news.
RiverLink’s annual day of food, music and fun takes place Saturday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m.
The Austin-based guitarist/vocalist plays Isis Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m.
Over the past year, that unique sound has led Durand Jones & The Indications to tour the country and perform gigs at festivals including South by Southwest and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. The group now brings its funky grooves to The Mothlight on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The Nashville power-punk duo return to The Odditorium on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m.
At Asheville City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22, Council members will consider a resolution condemning the recent actions of white supremacists and racial violence in Charlottesville, Va. The Council will hear public comment on four zoning matters, including an amendment to the city’s zoning code intended to encourage small-scale infill residential housing development.
The Collider screens a documentary on North Carolina artist Thomas Sayre, Asheville School of Film offers a Super-8 filmmaking workshop and more.
Proceeds from Deep River’s 10th Asheville anniversary show on Aug. 26 at The Grey Eagle benefit the Asheville Humane Society.