The seasonal self-guided tours of artists’ studios runs April 28-29 with a preview party April 27.
Six local designers share collections made from Goodwill Industries garments April 27 at The Orange Peel.
The benefit supper for the Flat Rock Backpack Program takes place April 29 at at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Flat Rock.
Americana, Indian music and icons of indie-rock and funk are all showcased in this edition.
Peter Karp is first and foremost a rock/blues/Americana musician, but he’s got a story to tell, as well. His songs are infused with a genuine candor and realness to go along with the occasional dash of humor.
As impressive as are both Balsam Range and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble, the unsung hero of Mountian Overture is Wes Funderberk; on all but one tune, it is his arrangement skill that creates the seamless musical blend between the bluegrass and orchestral players.
More than a decade into its celebratory chronicling of the local music scene, MVA is still evolving. One specific and ongoing goal is to make the competition as inclusive as possible.
Asheville-based author and illustrator launches her third (and final) Mr. Puffball book at Malaprop’s on April 24.
Keats will conduct the Universal Orchestra at UNCA on Thursday, April 19. He’ll take part in a listening session at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on Friday, April 20.
On Saturday, April 21, Charles Frazier will read passages from his latest book, Varina, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The author will be joined onstage in conversation with fellow-writer, Wiley Cash.
The star-studded benefit for Our VOICE is set for April 23 at The Mothlight.
The keynote address from the NPR host and panel discussions with local music industry representatives and advocates explore the arts’ economic impact on the Asheville area.
Panels discuss everything from the experience of women in media and entertainment fields to the process of turning a story into a song. Saturday night concludes with a superband made up of Ben Sollee, Big Chief Juan Pardo, Leeda “Lyric” Jones, Jaze Uries, Jacob Rodriguez and others.
The Asheville instrumental quintet plays Ellington Underground, April 20 and 21.
In the story, Anne tries to live as normal a life as anyone could in this situation, even as her world crumbles around her. She mostly keeps a bright attitude, believing that people are basically good at heart.
Local poet Brook van der Linde was invited by by creative director Joel Vannfuller to join The Mermaids’ Song project, which deals with climate change and, specifically, with sea level rise.
The Asheville Music School benefit concert takes place April 19 at Isis Music Hall.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games rock headliner Seven Nations and the Piper Jones Band play Jack of the Wood on April 20.
The Austin, Tex.-based musician was was born and raised in Asheville and has played stages big and small all over the region.
“We wanted a video that bubbles darkly and tells the story of someone who is striving for a different life. A better life,” says Cliff B. Worsham of Spaceman Jones and The Motherships.
The Indian Village is right down the road from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and it is designed to show visitors what life in a traditional Cherokee village would have been like during the 18th century.