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“The way we do ensemble-created theater, the heart of what we do is being community-minded,” says Erinn Hartley of Anam Cara Theatre Company. “It’s hard to be in a city that claims to be all about that [but where] it no longer feels like that’s even tangible.”
The Odditorium plays host to various demonstrations and nearly 40 artists and artisans on March 24.
On Sunday, March 18, Christian will join three other renowned tellers — David Novak, Elena Diana Miller and Donna Marie Todd — in presenting A Patchwork of Stories at the Folk Art Center.
Eric Wolf leads a trio of storytelling sessions March 17-18 at Black Mountain’s Earthaven Eco-village.
After his 1994 graduation, Robb Smith left his hometown. Like a story from an independent gay movie, he jumped on a Greyhound bus bound for Asheville, where he started a new life — complete with a drag persona — with the help of an accepting uncle.
Poet and activist Zack Zachary hosts The Eccentricness of Black Folk from a Black Perspective on Thursday, Feb. 22, at The BLOCK off Biltmore. The spoken word event combines poetry, storytelling, music and conversation.
On their current tour, Gibson is donating $1 from each ticket to Black Lives Matter. “This is an art form that is celebrated and occupied by a lot of marginalized people, specifically folks of color,” Gibson says of spoken-word.
The benefit performances take place Feb. 23 at The DFR Room in Brevard and Feb. 24 at The Orange Peel in Asheville.
The annual celebration moves through a new South Slope route on Feb. 11.
The four-day multidisciplinary arts festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 25-28, is the place for artists to showcase new, innovative works. Subthemes for this year’s Fringe include experimental art, fringey fun, raw emotion, social justice and the wildly weird.
The two-day comedy/variety extravaganza to benefit Arms Around ASD takes place Jan. 19-20 at The Magnetic Theater.
The Alaskan poet and musician brings his new theater piece “Donald Trump Is My Muse” to Firestorm Books on Jan. 5.
The Tryon-based fiddler’s annual Winter Solstice-oriented program of music, dance, poetry and stories takes place Dec. 29 at Asheville Community Theatre.
“I’ve been doing this Christmas show for 12 years,” Waters says. “Even when I made all the movies, I use to always do a show called This Filthy World or An Evening with John Waters. It began when I use to tour with the movies to introduce them. I’ve always had a stage show of some kind or other — I never gave up on Vaudeville.”
As part of the Asheville Poetry Series, the Greenville, S.C. author will read from her debut book of verse Dec. 18 at The BLOCK off Biltmore.
Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher guide viewers through oddball VHS offerings culled from thrift stores and garage sales on Dec. 15 at The Grey Eagle.
Held every other month at The Mothlight, the latest Hex dance party takes place Dec. 16 and raises funds for The Steady Collective.
Asheville artist Tim Arem’s one-man Japanese-themed family circus theater experience will be performed Dec. 10 at The Altamont Theatre.
The 24-hour Dungeons & Dragons game to benefit Levine Children’s Hospital runs Dec. 8-9 at The Wyvern’s Tale.
The turn-of-the-century themed variety show plays The Crow and Quill on Nov. 25.