The March Against Monsanto/Local Food and Farm Street Jam, held Saturday, May 24, brought an estimated 250 activists to protest the chemical and biotechnology corporation. Organizers say they were still pleased with the turnout but attribute the decrease in attendance to an unexpected change in venue.
Beer festivals are an excellent way to sample a wide range of craft breweries and styles. But if the festival scene doesn’t sound appealing, beer fans can create their own diverse festival at their own pace on almost any day of the week – while also getting the most out their drinking budget. The answer: flights.
Local apparel company Bow + Arrow announces a pop-up shop in collaboration with Marfa, Texas-based Cobra Rock Boot Company. “There is currently a year long waiting list for their boots, but you can walk out the door with a pair at the pop-up,” says a press release.
Asheville has one of the best beer scenes around, but also one of the quirkiest. Wondering how the locals celebrate craft beer? Check out these tips. (photo by Tim Robison)
Beer Week got off to a mostly successful start on May 23 with the North Carolina Belgian Beer Festival, part one of the Thirsty Monk’s Thirsty Fest. Hosted at the new Woodfin location in Reynolds Village (which I’m dubbing RV-Monk, like Harvey Monk as if spoken by a pirate) and featuring many beers previously featured […]
Terry Van Duyn, who was picked to replace state Senator Martin Nesbitt, who passed away, is up to her eyeballs with the “Moral Mondays” protests, begging and demanding increased monies for North Carolina social programs. Along with Rev. William Barber, the head of the N.C. NAACP, they want unlimited unemployment insurance and medicaid expansion. In […]
In regard to the article about a grandmother ziplining [“Leap and the Net Will Appear,” May 14, Xpress], please allow me to boast. Last year, at the age of 70, I went ziplining at The Gorge, in Saluda, which is the most difficult course in the area. It consists of 11 lines, and the participant […]
With a band name like Dresses, you kind of need to bring it, style-wise. Although Timothy Heller (the female half of the duo) says she prefers to wear skirts onstage, the band does sell unusual pairs of Doc Marten boots on its website — red velvet last week, floral this week. And graphic shirts that […]
Some of Asheville’s brightest web designers, developers and entrepreneurs will meld minds with innovators from around the country at Western North Carolina’s first-ever WordCamp conference.
Your fine article on the letterpress revival in Asheville [“Power of the Press,” May 14, Xpress] unfortunately omits one of our finest pressmen, Mark Olson of Innerer Klang Letterpress at Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street (www.innererklang.com). Arnold Wengrow Asheville
The West African word soumu may not be a part of the average Ashevillean’s lexicon, but it’s an easy enough concept to get behind. A soumu is an all-encompassing party with music, dance, food and art. Now in its second year, the West African celebration takes place at The Orange Peel on Thursday, June 5 at 7 […]
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get you […]
There is nothing fun about traffic, nor do I consider it an acceptable avenue for City Council to express their civic applicability. I found nothing lighthearted about Marc Hunt’s recent cycling behavior while participating in their annual race from UNCA to City Hall this Tuesday [“Rumbles of Cheating as Biker Declared Winner in Multimodal City […]
Two months after receiving news that they had lost their lease at the Downtown Market building, Hi-Fi Café co-owners Aaron Gibbs and Katie Baird have decided to permanently close their small eatery this summer. Despite previous plans to relocate, the two have decided to call it quits in Asheville. Gibbs and Baird say they learned […]
One year ago, the city of Asheville filed suit to block a state bill that mandates the transfer of the water system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County. On May 23, a Wake County judge heard both sides plead their case. And both say that no matter the judge’s decision, an appeal is […]
Check out Roots rocker Langhorne Slim in two new, as-yet-unrecorded songs for Acoustic Asheville in a solo performance at Asheville Area Arts Council.
Next week’s regular meeting of the Asheville City Council will include presentations on the 2014-15 Annual Operating Budget, an update on Asheville Police Department’s Downtown Enhancement Plan and approval affirmation of the Cambria Suites Hotel project at 15 Page Avenue. According to Asheville PD, the downtown area saw a significant increase in violent crime and […]
John Lockley leads a Blessing Ceremony followed by a five-weekend vision quest intensive, based in the indigenous South African tradition of Xhosa Sangoma.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering in a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week, Chelsea Lynn LaBate, a.k.a Ten Cent Poetry, returns to perform another original song.
An ambitious, back-to-the-roots restaurant named Buxton Hall Barbecue will open this fall in the old Standard Paper Sales Company building at 32 Banks Ave. in South Slope — focusing on traditional, wood-smoked, whole-hog barbecue.
Slight of build and dressed in dark, nondescript clothing, Brian Green walks the streets of Asheville looking for images. He takes photographs every day, pretty much everywhere he goes, somedays heading out 9-to-5 as if it were his job, and amassing a collection of captured — some might say stolen — images of strangers.