At the interactive arts area:
Asheville Hoops: Hula hooping for kids of all ages. Asheville Hoops hosts of the community hoop jam in Pritchard Park on Tuesdays.
Stina Andersen: Weaver Woman Stina Andersen, sewing teacher, renegade seamstress and local clothing designer of ARTeries by Stina presents The Tunnel of LAAFFs! This interactive arts installation will give pARTicipants an opportunuity to say what they really love about our No. 1 authentically Asheville Street Festival and also what makes them laugh! Come help weave the bamboo tunnel with yarns and fabrics, then enscribe on recycled CDs your personal LAAFF message, a joke or a funny drawing!
Melissa Glaze of Asheville Mural Project: Live painter, performance artist and Asheville muralist Melissa Glaze will host the interactive arts "painting zone" installation. This area will give participants the opportunity to watch the birth of a painting done in free-form ecstatic exploration, as well as give them a space to paint, and to be painted on! Body and face painting offered.
Elisa Faires: Performance art piece
Our Voice: Hand canvas interactive handprint and signing protesting sexual violence, awareness buttons and hope box.
Tarot Readers Booth
Freaks of Asheville Calendar Preview
REACH: Responsive Education Accessing Creativity for Healing brings the healing power of arts to those in need and recognizes that arts education is an essential element to a healthy community. REACH OUT provides an opportunity for those in crisis to access the amazing restorative powers of the creative experience.
"From the mysterious shifting sands of Zanzibar, feast your senses on Royal Peasantry's incomparable ten-in-one sideshow extravaganza. See the real! The unreal! The bizarre! Experience the Museum of World Oddities, freaks of nature, experimental voodoo transmogrification. Play the games! Win the prizes! Peer into the future if you dare! There's something here for everyone, for one day only!"
who: Marni Nixon
what: “The Voice of Hollywood” cabaret show and benefit for the Asheville Lyric Opera
where: Diana Wortham Theatre
when: Sunday, Aug. 29 (3 p.m. $35/$40/$50. Purchase tickets at 257-4530. www.ashevillelyric.org or 236-0670)