Buskers, bullies, a menacing pet pig and various homages to the characters and colorful businesses that populate the Asheville downtown area show up in local author Jennie Liu’s latest young adult novel.
Whitney Shroyer, co-owner of Purna Yoga 828 and a local DJ, discusses self-care, music’s role in health care and the respect he has for the history and tradition of yoga.
Despite pandemic setbacks, Asheville still offers a wide range of adult dance classes that get feet tapping and spirits soaring. Here’s a look at some new studios and classes on offer, as well as why local instructors and students find dance so fulfilling.
The Craft Matters plan is centered on activating resources, catalyzing craft communities and amplifying craft’s impact.
The expansive personal library has deepened the Harts’ connection to Western North Carolina, and will now do the same for scholars and the general public.
“We hope folks will come in here, see the naked body, see there’s nothing vulgar about it and see the work and effort artists put in to see the beauty of the human form in different ways,” says local artist Joseph Pearson.
Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective presents Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House. Plus, Grail Moviehouse screens Wattstax, an Asheville author recounts her experience reporting on cults and Historic Johnson Farm’s History Bites series returns.
Asheville’s Side House Records wants to make recording a pleasant experience for local musicians. Plus, Henderson County author imagines strange doings in Flat Rock, two Asheville historic buildings get protected and the Asheville Symphony presents a renowned pianist.
Local comedians Eric Brown, Julia Macias and Mario Trevizo join Morgan Bost for her latest round of poking fun at all things Asheville.
Well Played Board Game Café offers variety of events for new year. Plus, an Asheville author plans to publish four novels in February, the Moog Foundation offers signed books and Ani Volkan will discuss printmaking processes at the Asheville Art Museum.
The jeweler and metalworker talks new projects and the city’s craft scene.
The singer-songwriter talks new projects and the city’s music scene.
The stand-up talks new projects and the city’s comedy scene.
In this month’s poetry feature, we speak with Michael Hettich about the way poetry connects readers to the living and the dead, the art forms ability to capture the unsayable and the influential and metaphorical power nature plays in his work.
The poet talks new projects and the city’s literary scene.
Country/Americana, hip-hop, pop-infused alt-country and practically everything else are represented in this month’s new release round-up.
Yetzirah will present a reading featuring three Jewish poets. Plus, Artéria Collective students will document the reparations process, Asheville Junior Theater will put on Peter Pan Jr. and a Tyger Tyger exhibition will focus on the night.
Yes, Kent Purser is full of jokes, as his hotline reveals. But his thoughts behind the free service extend beyond any given punchline.
Opening on Friday, Jan. 6, ‘Insignia’ will occupy Blue Spiral 1’s lower level gallery with works by numerous local and Charlotte-based artists.
Xpress speaks with local writers, visual artists, musicians and other members of the creative community about the benefits humor brings to artistic projects and productions.
The Western Carolina Writers’ Showcase makes its Grey Eagle debut.