With Halloween proper falling mid-week, the opportunities to celebrate span several days leading up to and following the quintessential autumnal observance.
Combining dance, speaking and singing (to pre-recorded music), the one-woman show is “designed to push the edge of personal and collective freedom,” performer Elle Swan explains.
The Philly contemporary ballet company performs Oct. 11-12 at the Wortham Center.
The 52nd celebration of authentic mountain music and dance returns to Mars Hill University on Oct. 5.
The 29th season kicks off Oct. 4-5 at the BeBe Theatre.
“I find that, in Western North Carolina, the vast majority of people and institutions at least aspire to be welcoming,” says Blue Ridge Pride Executive Director Tina White.
Western Carolina University’s annual celebration of Southern Appalachian returns to campus on Sept. 28.
The Asheville Area Arts Council’s latest color ball spotlights grant recipients in South Slope and River Arts District venues.
The interactive performance by Grayson Morris, Daniele Martin and Edwin Salas runs Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Revolve Gallery.
The East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival offers a celebration specific to that section of town and its past and present inhabitants. Organizers will recognize the oldest living residents of the neighborhood — one is a nonagenarian — and Aggie Jean Jackson, author of two books set in Asheville’s East End, will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of her works.
The collaborative meditations on Lillith shares a bill with Okapi and Edwin Salas on Aug. 24 at BMCM+AC.
The fundraiser for Haywood Street Congregation’s fresco takes place Aug. 4 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Empyrean Arts observes its fourth anniversary with Freakshow, a showcase of student performances (and birthday cake) on Saturday, July 27.
The 36th annual celebration of dance, music and culture from around the world runs July 18-28 across Western North Carolina.
The musical shares the story of misfit refugees and performers who band together for survival in a war-torn world.
Outdoor concerts, street dances, picnics with family (chosen or blood) and friends — all culminating in a fireworks spectacle — underscore the sweetness of a summer holiday.
Terpsicorps’ ‘Hunger’ returns to the stage Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, at Diana Wortham Theater for the company’s 17th season. Its message is even more relevant today than when the ballet premiered in Asheville five years ago.
The celebratory production, 40 years of Dance Theatre: A Retrospective (Looking back; Looking ahead), takes place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.
The Thursday, June 6, dance will be an Open Band night, led by Laura Light and Roger Gold with Tim Klein calling.
“We all know burlesque is sexy, but for me, having a joyful pairing of sexy with comedy and other skills is really important,” Madam Onca says.
The longest running butoh festival in the U.S. returns for its 13th edition, April 25-28 and May 2-5 at BeBe Theatre.