On their honeymoon, New York Times bestselling novelist Amy Greene and her now-husband, Trent Thompson, rambled off the Appalachian Trail and onto the grounds of the Laughing Heart Lodge in Hot Springs. That serendipitous discovery led to the Laughing Heart Literary Project, which will hold its inaugural festival Tuesday, Aug. 1-Friday, Aug. 4.
Each Wednesday at 10 p.m., Evil Note Lab — the name is an anagram of the software upon which the project is based — blends traditional instrumentation and high technology to create an unpredictable, improvisational evening of music.
SART alum, musician, actor and playwright Randy Noojin is bringing his one-man, multimedia musical, Hard Travelin’ with Woody, to the SART stage from Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30, at Owen Theatre.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the debut EP by Life Like Water plus a mother’s book encouraging everyone to write their own birth story.
On Wednesday, July 26 , Amanda Giacomini will bring her mural project 10,000 Buddhas to Asheville. For two days, the artist will add to her ever-increasing count, as she works on the Walnut Street side of the Social Lounge.
It was announced last month that John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown had selected Jerry Jackson as its new executive director. And this week, Penland School of Crafts in Penland named Maria “Mia” Hall as its next director.
The play is a deeply moving and decidedly quirky look at two damaged people trying to come to terms with their mortality and failings across 30 years. The show is onstage at 35 below through Sunday, July 30.
This year’s iteration, running from Thursday, July 20, to Sunday, July 30, features folk dance collectives from India, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Taiwan and Wales. Traditional Appalachian and Cherokee groups will perform, too.
A group of barnyard bovines find a typewriter and use it to demand better treatment from their owner: This is the storyline of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, a children’s book by author Doreen Cronin and the season-closing production of Asheville Creative Arts. The show, which includes acting, live music, dance and puppetry, will open at The Magnetic Theatre on Friday, July 21.