This weekend on a shoestring

Thursday, June 13

• From a Clubland feature in this week’s Xpress, “Local thrash-metal outfit Megahurtz is calling it quits after three epic years of screeching, shredding and melting faces in basements and dives across Asheville. But not before one final throwdown. The band performs its farewell show on Thursday, June 13 at The Odditorium.” 1045 Haywood Road. 9 p.m. $5.

Friday, June 14

• From a Facebook page for the monthly concert series, “In our continuing efforts to bring folks to the French Broad River to enjoy its splendor, RiverLink has teamed up with New Belgium Brewing Company and Heira Productions to offer the community great live music from a variety of genres and a blend of local and national artists. There will be New Belgium beer, a variety of good eats provided by your favorite Asheville food trucks and the waters of the beautiful French Broad flowing right by the stage. Best of all, these events are free to the public! Bring your lawn chair and picnic basket and enjoy the view of the French Broad River at RiverMUSIC!” This month’s event features The David Mayfield Parade, Underhill Rose and Empire Strikes Brass. 144 Riverside Drive. 5 p.m.


• “The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville is pleased to announce the exhibition Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design, from June 14 through August 21, 2013,” begins a website for the museum. “This retrospective exhibition illuminates Seidler’s legacy as Australia’s most important modernist architect. Harry Seidler studied with Josef Albers at Black Mountain College in the mid-1940s and became a major proponent of Bauhaus principles of design in his architectural practice. The opening reception will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Admission is free for members and students, $3 for non-members.” 56 Broadway St.

• “Join us for the second annual Asheville Percussion Festival June 14-16 at the Odyssey Community School in Asheville,” invites the festival’s website. “Come enjoy a creative environment where percussionists of all traditions, from around the globe, gather to explore, create and innovate. The festival will be hosted by Asheville’s ambassador to rhythm River Guerguerian. There will be 20 workshops for all levels on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Topics will include performing, improvising and composing, taught by world-renowned performers such as Layne Redmond, Kevin Spears, Nacho Arimany, Rohan Krishnamurthy, Billy Jonas, Casey Driessen, Lizz Wright and others. Concerts will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Friday’s concert will feature solos by the faculty and guest artists, and Saturday’s will feature faculty collaboration compositions. Free lunchtime concerts on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.” 90 Zillcoa St.


• From the Montford Park Players, “‘Be not afraid. The isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.’ This tale of magic, elemental spirits and creatures, romance and comedy is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastic. Come visit the island as exiled magician Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, along with his servant spirit, Ariel, and creature, Caliban, attempt to restore his daughter, Miranda, to her rightful place and thwart his usurping brother. But could love interfere with his plans? Find out in our summer season opener, The Tempest!” Performed at Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 100 Gay St. Fri.-Sun., 7:30 p.m. Free; donations appreciated.

Saturday, June 15

Downtown Hendersonville hosts its twenty-second annual Sidewalk Antique and Vintage Show featuring “antique country furniture, sterling, pottery, china and porcelain, as well as art glass, vintage jewelry and other collectibles.” Held on Main Street. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free to attend.

• The eighteenth annual Bluff Mountain Music Festival will feature acoustic music, dance, silent auctions, art, food, family fun and more at 315 Bridge St. in downtown Hot Springs. Performers include Butter Holler, Joe Penland, Locust Honey, Cole Mountain Cloggers and more. No pets or alcohol. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

• “Lake Lure’s ‘Lure of the Dragons’ race and festival combines fun festivities with team building and exciting competition,” explains a website for the event. “With drums pounding out stroke cadence, up to 34 corporate and community teams will paddle 250 meters down the Rocky Broad River in 30-foot-long dragon boats dressed out in dragon heads, tails and scales! All competing for first place and all in the name of children’s charities!” Proceeds benefit Camp Lurecrest and Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. Held on the shore of Lake Lure. Free to attend. Races begin at 9 a.m.

• The Alternate ROOTS Asheville Community Art Show will feature local artists who “demonstrate a commitment to making work in, with, by, for and about their communities” at Burton Street Community Center and Peace Garden, 134 Burton St. Noon-4 p.m. Free. 

• “June marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour,” explains a Facebook page for its weekend celebration. “In appreciation of all the rad people who make Tiger Mountain awesome, we’re throwing a party. Free barbecue, live music, drink specials. Jamie is going to sing us Hootie and the Blowfish. It’ll be fun, I promise. Come by and let us say thanks for making our bar not suck.” 103 Broadway St. 6 p.m. Free to attend.


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