This weekend on a shoestring

Friday, March 5
• Like your soulful roots rock with a plenty of beer and pizza? Check out Grant DaSantos & Fatback, performing an early show at the Highland Brewery (12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Asheville, 299-3370) tasting room (DaSantos manages said tasting room when he’s not on stage). Food from Mellow Mushroom. 5 p.m., tips.

• The exhibit In Flux: Katherine Duncan Aimone/Barbara Nerenz-Kelley, opens at the Asheville Area Arts Council (11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 258-0710). According to press for the show (which runs through Saturday, March 27), “Both are abstractionists. Almost exactly a year ago the two women met at a painting workshop, and decided to make it a weekly commitment to paint together. That commitment yielded the creation of many paintings and a lasting friendship.” Wine and cheese reception from 5-8 p.m.

• George Ivey, a conservationist and consultant based in Haywood County, received acclaimed for his debut book, Up River: A Novel of Attempted Restoration. (The book focuses on the struggle to save Appalachian rivers.) City Lights Bookstore (3 East Jackson St., Sylva, 586-9499) hosts Ivey for a reading and book signing at 7 p.m.

• How to impress a date: Tapas, Spanish wine, world beat music: Cabo Verde performs at Zambra (85 W. Walnut St., Asheville, 232-1060). 8 p.m.

• Brushfire Stankgrass brings their unique “banjos to moogerfoogers” sound to Jack of the Wood (95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445). 9 p.m.

• Indie/punk/rock outfit Wooden Toothe puts in an appearance at New French Bar (12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 225-6445). Expect tight song writing and a raucous delivery. 9 p.m.

• Mo Daddy’s (77 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 258-1550) gears up for its first hip-hop show: A blow-out event with Asheville’s Foul Mouth Jerk, PyInfamous (from Crystal Springs, Miss.) and Charlotte’s One Big Love. This is also a food drive; the first 10 people through the door with canned goods to donate to the food drive receive a special limited-edition commemorative poster. 9 p.m., $5.

• Asheville’s killer psychobilly act The Go Devils (a trio who go by the names Brophy, Jay McBones and Springs) wrap up the night at Stella Blue (31 Patton Ave., Asheville, 236-2424) with Blacklist Royals and Transylvania Transport Co. 10 p.m., $5.

Saturday, March 6
• Two author events at Malaprop’s (55 Haywood St., Asheville, 254-6734): Roanoke Times columnist Tom Angleberger discusses The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, his story about a sixth-grader who makes a surprisingly prescient Yoda finger puppet. 4 p.m. Later,  artist Alex Bigney (his art is pictured below) discusses Talking to Tesla: An Artist’s Dream Journal, which, according to Malaprop’s, “pairs Bigney’s own story with reflections upon a vivid series of dreams in which scientist Nikola Tesla visited him.” 7 p.m.

• On the heels of show number 500, The Brittany Reilly Band takes the stage at The Feed & Seed (3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, 216–3492). 6:30 p.m., donations.

• Nashville-based roots musician Daniel Lawrence Walker plays a free show at The Watershed (207 W. State St., Black Mountain, 669-0777). 8 p.m.

• Psychedelic garage band Where the Buffalo Roamed shared a bill with The John Douglas Company and Another Day Falls at The Boiler Room (11 Grove St., Asheville, 505-1612). 9 p.m., $5.

• Mount Airy’s rockabilly artists Kelly & the Cowboys make the drive to the Flat Rock Wine Shoppe’s Back Room (2702 Greenville Hwy., Suite C, Singleton Centre, Flat Rock, 697-6828). 9:30 p.m.

• Paper Tiger and Dancer Delight share a bill at Emerald Lounge (112 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 232-4372) in celebration “favorite Pisces,” including Ms. Stephanie Morgan. 9:30 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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