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.”
The Asheville tennis community celebrates the life of Dave Carey, Grail Moviehouse kicks off its Silent Sundays series and more.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a documentary on Jon Stickley Trio, a fifth grade student’s fundraiser to get educational software for his classmates and a stripped down video game called Cheap Golf.
The brewery opened with a golden rye made with organic malt, and is following that with a a porter, a red ale and a turmeric ale, all brewed with with fresh well water from owner Phil Desenne’s five-acre farm.
The New York native looks back at 23 years of running her family-owned pizza business in Asheville.
The duo will launch a Kickstarter campaign on Friday, March 31, and play a show at The Mothlight the same evening.
Harmonia brings sanctuary spaces to festivals of various sizes, and on Sunday, April 9, the nonprofit will host its own event — a donation-based fundraiser at Salvage Station.
The international provider of pure liquid yeast plans to open a taproom in July at its Charlotte Street facility.
Here we’ll introduce you to five dreamers and doers, all younger than 30, who you might be unfamiliar with. Many of them create on the side while juggling busy lives with part-time jobs or full-time coursework at local colleges. Some of them create amazing pieces with no formal education.