One of the nation’s fringier fringes celebrates its 17th year, Jan. 20-27.
In Western North Carolina, 2018 held numerous examples of the arts-infused actions aimed at collective liberation.
There are countless ways to see out the old year and welcome the new one. Read on for parties, concerts, dances and more.
The holiday program of music, dance, poetry and stories from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Iceland returns to Asheville Community Theatre on Dec. 29.
The Asheville area is blessed with opportunities to groove and shimmy, nearly every day of the week.
In creating a safe space, “we want the queer community to feel at home there, as well as the Latinx community, people of color, older people,” says one of Hex’s organizers.
Asheville Ballet’s take on the seasonal favorite returns to Diana Wortham Theatre, Dec. 7-9.
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s ballet runs Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
The 49th annual Thanksgiving weekend gathering takes place Nov. 22-25 at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.
This year, the 17th for the event, features the work of local designer Denise Carbonell.
The evening-length work will be performed Nov. 17-19 at Congregation Beth Ha-Tephila.
Extraordinary entertainment aside, “It’s the sense of camaraderie and inclusion that truly sets this pageant apart,” says last year’s winner, Dorae Saunders.
Halloween falls midweek this year, which means while many ghoulish entertainments will take place the preceding weekend, there are still some events to look forward to on Halloween night itself.
The local festival runs Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 25-28, with three performances and two workshops.
The 51st annual folk music festival takes place Oct. 6 at Mars Hill University.
The annual celebration of regional culture takes place Sept. 29 at Western Carolina University.
Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater and artists from Durham and Burlington perform Sept. 28-29 at The BeBe Theatre.
The dual celebrations of Korean culture will be held Sept. 22 at the TC Roberson High School gymnasium.
The “dance theater satire for liberals and their progeny” runs Sept. 7-9 and 14-16 at BeBe Theater.
A new festival, happening Friday-Sunday, Aug. 24-26 in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, offers a space to celebrate local roots while nourishing connections between neighbors.
The two days of workshops, music and dance parties take place Aug. 24-25 at Fleetwood’s and The Mothlight.