This weekend on a shoestring

Friday, Nov. 6
• The Merchants Association of downtown Asheville’s historic Grove Arcade (1 Page Ave., Asheville) continue the First Friday event featuring local music and food.  November kicks off with the Steve Davidowski Trio (Davidowski is pictured, below) performing jazzy standards. 5-8 p.m., $1 donation.

• Vadim Bora Gallery (30 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 254-7359) hosts the sixth annual juried exhibition of Mountain Sculptors in Metamorphosis: An exceptional gathering of ideas and objects. Artists include Ralph Berger, Vadim Bora, Marty Cain, Len Fury, Jim Kofalt, Dale McEntire, Catherine Murray, Linda Pannullo, Ripp Smith, Julia Stout, Tekla, Martin Webster. Opening reception from 5-8 p.m.

• Pop singer/songwriter Christa Wells (below) comes from Raleigh, but her “Love Makes Music” tour beings her to Canton’s Colonial Theater (53 Park St.). 7 p.m., free.

• Blind Pilot (pictured) and The Low Anthem play UNCA’s Highsmith Union in Alumni Hall for free. 8 p.m.

• Cabo Verde brings the world groove to The Back Room (2702 Greenville Hwy., Suite C, Flat Rock, 697-6828). 9 p.m., $5.

• Kung Fu Dynamite (pictured) promises “explosive rock ‘n roll at Mo Daddy’s (77 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 258-1550). 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 7
• Early show: Groove Collector at Beacon Pub (204 Whitson Ave., Swannanoa, 686-5943). 4:30 p.m.

• Hendersonville’s Amy Burritt plays the Well-Bred Bakery and Cafe (26 N. Main St., Weaverville, 645-9300). 7 p.m., free.

• Americana musician Flint Zeigler performs at Firestorm Cafe (48 Commerce St., Asheville, 255-8115). 8 p.m., tips.

• Cattletruck (below) from Charlotte rocks out the Town Pump (135 Cherry St., Black Mountain, 669-4808). Valorie Miller opens. 8:30 p.m., $5.

• From Athens, Georgia and Oakland, California, jazz/acoustic/indie quartet Dromedary (pictured) makes a stop at BoBo Gallery (22 Lexington Ave., Asheville, 254-3426). 9 p.m., $5.

• Get into the Western Swing of things with The Cisco Playboys (pictured) at Westville Pub (777 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, 225-9782). 9:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday, Nov. 8
• The UNC Asheville Chamber Singers perform Arts in the Atrium: A Musical Experience in Choral Sound-Painting in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Grotto. Under the direction of Melodie Galloway, the advanced vocal ensemble will perform repertoire from renaissance, baroque and modern composers. Many of the pieces will be performed a cappella. 4 p.m.

• Reggae Food & Winter Coat Drive takes place at the Greenlife Community Center (70 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 254-5440).  Mabrak International Sound System performs; bring 3 cans of food or a friendly used winter coat. All donations go to Manna Food Bank and local shelters. 3-7 p.m.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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