The music and spoken word performance event takes place Sept. 9 at The Block Off Biltmore.
Seven regional storytellers and Papadosio side project EarthCry perform at the Dogwood Alliance event, Sept. 8 at The Grey Eagle.
Puppetteer Lisa Aimee Sturz performs her multimedia show Sept. 1-2 at White Horse Black Mountain.
The Snozzberries’ immersive, collaborative A/V experience takes place Aug. 31 at Asheville Music Hall.
Carmelo Pampillonio’s audio installation opens Aug. 17 at Revolve.
Since moving to Asheville, Miller has been producing storytelling events and open mic nights focused on the spoken word, which he defines as storytelling, poetry, monologues, comedy, and any other verbal artform.
On July 19, the Asheville Creative Arts will debut its first original musical, Bugs! at The Magnetic Theater. The production runs through Sunday, July 29.
The 35th annual international festival runs July 19-29 in communities throughout Western North Carolina.
After petitioning YouTube to reinstate the powerful work, the media outlet relented and Blackburn’s words are again available to, hopefully, fuel dialog.
On Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, Morris’ semi-annual project returns with ’emersion presents: half-light,’ taking place in the woods, near Asheville, at dusk.
The series opens on Saturday, July 7, with Abby “The Spoon Lady” Roach, one of the best known buskers in town. She and her musician partner, Chris Rodrigues, will perform stories and songs.
The Puppeteers of America Southeast Regional Festival runs June 28-July 1 at Warren Wilson College and the Sly Grog Lounge.
The event began unofficially over a decade ago, during Marshall’s French Broad Friday, when a few enthusiastic participants dressed up like mermaids for the festivities. They were a hit.
“We always say, ‘It takes a village to run this place,’” says Amy Marshall, who owns the West Asheville venue with her partner, Tamy Kuper.
The showcase of works by visual artist Joseph Pearson and young writers of color takes place May 25 at the YMI Cultural Center.
There’s typically a time limit for each presenter, and some open mics have a theme or a host to usher the evening along, but what happens in front of the microphone is, truly, wide open to possibility.
The night of adult-themed storytelling and music takes place May 18 at The Grey Eagle.
There’s a charming vintage quality to ‘Blithe Spirit’ that truly resonates. The show is onstage though May 19.
Jim Stokley and Michael Sartisky perform dramatic readings from the novel on May 10 at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar.
Comedy duo The Fun Bags performs its new show three times May 10-11 at The Mothlight.
The spring festival — held Thursday, May 10, to Sunday, May 13 — features more then 20 percent women-led acts, including its headliners and the entire Lakeside main stage schedule for Friday.