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It's a ladies' night out, in a sense. Local all-female vocal collective Womansong performs on stage at UNC-Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium with Wild Bodema, a women's drum troupe. And that's just part She Sings, an evening of music. The Sue Ford Trio presents original songs, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre previews the dance "Beauty" from full-length ballet The Birds of War and Now or Never, an ensemble of Womansong members, makes its debut. Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m. $12 adults/$7 children.

Found Footage Festival

"VCR R.I.P." reads the tombstone on the poster for The Found Footage Festival, returning to the Grey Eagle on Thursday, June 9. VCRs may have gone the way of Frost & Tip and step aerobics, but VHS footage — collected at garage sales, thrift stores, warehouses and dumpsters by Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, make for a hilarious evening. Prueher and Pickett present a live show preceded by 25th anniversary screening of the legendary music documentary, Heavy Metal Parking Lot. 8 p.m., $10 advance/$12 day of show.

Bluff Mountain Festival

Get out of town a little and enjoy some fine traditional music at the Bluff Mountain Festival in Hot Springs. With bluegrass and old-time music, clogging, artists and vendors, the day is always a treat in the lovely Madison County mountains. The free fun goes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Hot Springs Space and Resort. With Travis and Trevor Stuart, Betty Smith, the Stoney Creek Boys, the Green Grass Cloggers, Fiddlers in the Round, traditional ballad singing and more.


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