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could we keep track of everything? But it’s also bad because there’s never enough space for All the Awesome Stuff Happening in Asheville every week.

Velcroheads: The “how-did-they-think-of-that” choreography of performance art troupe Galumpha.

The Diana Wortham Theatre, for example, has a great-looking roster of events planned for the spring. But Galumpha may take their publicist’s cake.

“The work is hard to describe, but I can tell you that in all the years I’ve been working with the theatre, this stuff is my absolute favorite,” writes Elly Wells, marketing director for Diana Wortham. “In the over 150 shows I’ve seen at the DWT, the type of work this group presents is my absolute favorite. Fun, original, accessible—‘[how did they THINK of that’ kind of routines and choreography.”

So there you go, it does sound pretty sweet, and the photos look daring and interesting (shows are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23 and 24, www.dwtheatre.com).

For more daring and interesting events, do pay a visit to Asheville’s Fringe Festival this weekend (read our article this week).

On the whiskey and literature front, Facebook fans of “Leave Popcorn Sutton Alone” may want to give a listen to Dan Pierce’s talk on moonshine. Pierce comes to the Fairview Library Tuesday, Jan. 27, to present “Under the Influence:  A Southern Appalachian History of Moonshine.” He’s the chair of UNCA’s history department and an expert on moonshine and NASCAR. Said Benny Parsons, a late, great NASCAR driver from good ol’ Wilkes County, as far as this region went, “You either worked at a hosiery mill, a furniture factory, or … you made whiskey.” For details, call the Fairview Library at 250-6484.

And lastly, there’s never enough of our clones to see all the shows we’d like each week. Pay special attention to the acts featured in our Local Vocals listing in Clubland. Composer and musician Silas Durocher (Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, among others) has a new album, and will be at BoBo on Wednesday the 28th to play songs from it. For the low price of $3 (part of the Lexington Avenue Living Room series), catch him with Pierce Edens and Oso Rey.

Also sounding cool? Slamdance film (sortof an indie Sundance, if that’s possible) presents underground music and film (shown on the wall between sets) at the Garage at Biltmore. Catch local bands The Galen Kipar Project and The Honeycutters, and Brooklyn based grit-folk band The Woes. That’s Monday at 9 p.m.


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