• Writer and filmmaker Angela Shelton was born in Asheville. Best known for the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, in which she interviewed other American women with her same name and learned that 70 percent of them were victims of sexual violence, Shelton was a co-screenwriter for the film Tumbleweeds with her then-husband Gavin O’Connor. She currently spearheads the online female-empowerment cooking show Stirring Up Trouble.
On Monday, April 28, a screening of Searching for Angela Shelton will show at UNC-A’s Humanities Hall. 8 p.m., free. A Q and A with Shelton follows.
• Robert Morgan (author of Gap Creek and Boone) and storyteller Sheila Kay Adams present the program, Early Immigrants in WNC at A-B Tech‘s Ferguson Auditorium on Thursday, May 1. The event is at 1:30 p.m., following a 1 p.m. program of music and a performance of Willa Cather’s My Antonia by Jan Caldwell. For info, click here or call 505-1973.
• New Age instrumental artist Chris Spheeris has recorded more than 12 original CDs and more than 60 soundtrack scores. He also creates what he’s coined “transformational poetry.” Speeris will make a number of local appearances:
Thursday, May 1, at Osondu Booksellers in Waynesville. Spheeris reads from his poetry collection, Wide Awake and Dreaming. 7 p.m., $10 advance, $12 at the door. Info: www.tangochick.com or 231-9245.
Friday, May 2, at The Essence Center in Weaverville. Spheeris leads a meditation titled, “Expansion & Forgiveness: exploring unity awareness as a source of peace & reconciliation.” 7:30 p.m., $12 advance, $15 at the door.
Saturday, May 3, at The Essence Center in Weaverville. The artist performs a music and spoken word concert. 8 p.m., $20 advance, $25 at the door.
Sunday, May 4, at Jubilee in Asheville. Spheeris holds a CD-release concert. 7 p.m., $25 advance, $28 at the door.
Info: www.tangochick.com or 231-9245, or purchase tickets at Malaprop’s.