Adults and children will find themselves reading the play on many levels. It reminds us that sometimes we need both escape and escapism.
The 2017 winners of the Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction read from their works on Aug. 23 at Malaprop’s.
A power pop legend, a rocking modern-day troubadour, clever re-inventors of pop and a collective of local rockers who don’t dig the Dead are just some of the local music offerings in the next 30 days.
You can catch Congdon doing a solo set on the patio at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m.
In a celebration of all things voted Best of WNC in 2018, Mountain Xpress and Highland Brewing Co. (winner in several beer and brewery categories) partnered to throw a party for the second year in a row. With nearly double the attendance from the previous year, the fun was flowing in Asheville.
Celia Verbeck shares a bill with Tennessee musicians Eve Maret and Dream Chambers and fellow Ashevillean Caroline Cronin at Revolve on Monday, Aug. 20.
The renowned five-string picker and his fellow Blue Ridge Banjo Camp instructors perform Aug. 18 at the Brevard Music Center.
In her new book ‘Earth Works: Ceremonies in Tower Time,’ Byron Ballard forecasts dark days ahead as patriarchy gasps its last breaths. But she also offers hope with practical strategies for rebuilding from the waste.
The local writer-illustrator launches his new wordless novel Aug. 18 at Malaprop’s.
Southern Avenue formed after Ori Naftaly, who had a successful solo career in his native Israel, came to the U.S. to participate in the International Blues Challenge.
Since getting together a year ago (some of the members had played together in other groups before their 10th birthdays), Uncle Kurtis has been booked at Soulshine, LEAF Downtown AVL, Sly Grog, Isis Music Hall, Salvage Station and The Mothlight.
Carmelo Pampillonio’s audio installation opens Aug. 17 at Revolve.
This will be Different Strokes! final show in The BeBe Theatre. The company is moving to a new space in the near future called The Downstage Performing Arts Center.
The festivities — honoring the winners of this year’s Best Of survey and the Xpress readers who voted for said victors — will take place in the Meadow at Highland Brewing Co. on Thursday, Aug. 16.
The South Carolina natives play Isis Music Hall on Aug. 16.
Catch the front woman of April B. & the Cool at One World Brewing Co. on Friday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.
After taking listeners on the whirlwind musical trip that is Kindness, A Rebel, the group closes its set of 10 songs with “Mama, Take Your Time,” a return to the sound of River Whyless’ earlier work.
The Brooklyn-based world music ensemble promotes global unity on its energetic new album.
The long running stage show — with strong local ties — plays Diana Wortham Theatre through Aug. 19.
The acclaimed bassist brings her purple Mohawk to Salvage Station on Aug. 12.
This year’s Asheville Comedy Festival features four separate comedy showcases with 44 comedians from across the United States and Canada. It kicks off Thursday, Aug. 9, at Highland Brewing Co., before moving to The Diana Wortham Theatre for three more showcases on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11.