This weekend on a shoestring

Thursday, Oct. 25

• From Silver Machine‘s Facebook, “On October 1st, 2012, the 44th anniversary of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, Asheville space-rock band Silver Machine released Silver Machine: Night of the Living Dead, a standalone concept album accompanied by a complete remastering of the 1968 film with a new soundtrack composed and performed by the band. The DVD edition features the highest picture quality ever released, as well as the original sound score on a secondary audio track.” Catch a screening of the film (and its new soundtrack) as the band premiere’s the project at The Wedge Brewing Company, 125B Roberts St. Free.

•  From a September Smart Bet, “Possibly the best band bio ever: ‘Clearly, the Turbo Fruits are not athletes. They are, however, a rock ‘n’ roll band, and one that could likely take your state rock ‘n’ roll champion to the mat in less time than it takes to cue up a record.’ They have that perfectly slouchy, shiny, unkempt look, and their sound (take single ‘Sweet Thang’) is equally slouchy and punchy, garagey and underscored with bravado. Turbo Fruits’ latest, Butter, was recorded in a mere eight days by Spoon’s Jim Eno, and the band is circling the Eastern U.S. in support of that album.” Turbo Fruits visit Broadway’s, 120 N. Lexington Ave., for a rescheduled performance with Doomster and Albert Adams. 10 p.m. $7.

Friday, Oct. 26

• From the organization’s Facebook page, “On Friday, October 26, from 5 to 9pm, Full Spectrum Farms will hold a Spook Night at the drive-in. This family fun event is an alternative to a Haunted House. The farm will roast hotdogs by the fire and present cartoons and PG movies on an outdoor screen. Costumes welcome. Additional treats will include pebbly popcorn, pasta worms, cheese rocks and other creepy treats.” 1185 Wayehutta Road, Cullowhee. Free; donations appreciated. Info: 293-2521 or

Oconaluftee Indian Village, 778 Drama Road, Cherokee, hosts the Haunted Indian Village, featuring zombies, ghosts and goblins. A bonfire and Cherokee storytelling will follow. Not recommended for children. $10. Info:

• “Best known for his outrageous late night Magnetic Theatre hit Rock Saber, Julian Vorus takes a more serious turn in Red Black White, directed by The Magnetic Theatre’s artistic director Steven Samuels,” according to the theater’s website. “‘When a truly original writer appears,’ Samuels says, ‘it can be difficult to describe what he or she has created. What Julian Vorus has done so brilliantly in Red Black White is to use nontraditional methods to expose the complex psyches of three good friends coming to grips with the wonders and horrors of experiences that have made them who they are today, as they attempt to break free of the past in order to progress in the present. With a structure and dialogue owing more to poetry than to plot and naturalistic language, Red Black White provides an hour of stories that are fascinating, harrowing, sexual and hilarious, frequently all at once. Adventurous theatergoers interested in the outer reaches of what drama can be should not miss it.’” 372 Depot St. 10 p.m. $10.

• Asheville’s newest venue Apothecary, 39 S. Market St., gets in on the Halloween/pre-Moogfest happenings with Haunted Days, featuring a full afternoon of experimental rock ‘n’ roll that includes performances by Alligator Indian, Decent Lovers, Albert Adams and more. 2-7 p.m. $7. The event resumes Saturday, Oct. 27 at the same time and location.


My Side of the Mountain: Albert Adams from Dane Smith on Vimeo.

Saturday, Oct. 27

• Celebrate Scottish heritage during Ceilidh at the Fort, a social gathering featuring music, dance and storytelling. Participants are invited to wear a kilt, revolutionary/civil war attire or come as you are. Musical instruments, stories, chairs and pot-luck food to share is encouraged. Held at Davidson’s Fort Historic Park, Lackey Town Road, Old Fort. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5/$2 children 10 and under.

• “The Asheville Humane Society will host a Howl-o-Ween block party featuring dog costume contests, music by Mountain Feist and a pet photographer. Held throughout Wall Street in downtown Asheville. $5 per contest/free to attend.

• “The sixth annual Pumpkin Pedaller bicycle ride, presented by Asheville on Bikes, will cover much of downtown, north Asheville and the River Arts District, including a mid-ride costume contest. Open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. Costumes customary but not required. Trip departs from Pack Square Park and ends at the Wedge Brewing Company. Free.

• Celebrate Osktoberfest with Oskar Blues Brewery on East Main Street in Brevard. Festivities include music by Fifth House and The Fox Fire, along with beer and bratwursts. Free.



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