Mama Maisha is an Asheville-based nonprofit focused on preventing maternal death in Africa and developing nations. The organization has been saving lives and empowering women in Tanzanian villages. They are hosting a fundraiser and concert at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Friday, Dec. 2 at . Photo courtesy of Mama Maisha

Weekend Picks: Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4

December is underway, and there are plenty of holiday events to choose from. Whether you are interested in local holiday art and craft sales, Christmas theater shows or a jingle-bell themed 5K — this weekend has you covered. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend […]

The Christmas season officially begins in downtown Hendersonville Nov. 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving, with the Holiday Street Lighting and Santa’s Arrival. Photo courtesy of Henderson County Tourism

Weekend Picks: Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 27

Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Transylvania Community Arts Council tcarts@comporium.net, tcarts.org 4th FRIDAYS, 5-8pm – Gallery Walk. Free to attend. Held in downtown Brevard. Hendersonville Holiday Tree Lighting cityofhendersonville.org FR (11/25), 5:30pm – Holiday tree lighting. Free. Held at Hendersonville Historic […]

The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a magical place anytime of year. During the holiday season the building comes even more alive with its annual Winter Wonderland festivities. Photo courtesy of The Grove Arcade.

Weekend Picks: Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20

Get your Thanksgiving relaxation started early with a weekend chock full of fun events. From holiday light shows to gallery openings, costume party extravaganzas, yoga kirtans and storytelling festivals  – this weekend is jam packed! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Winter Wonderland […]

Photo of pottery demonstration during the 2013 WNC Pottery Festival courtesy of the WNC Pottery Festival

Weekend Picks: Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6

FRIDAY Downtown Asheville First Friday Art Walks downtownashevilleartdistrict.org 1st FRIDAYS, 5-8pm – Downtown Asheville museums and galleries open doors to visitors. Visit the website for participating venues and full details. Free to attend. Culture Vulture Film Festival 692-8062, saveculture.org FR (11/4), 6pm – Proceeds from this film festival benefit the Center for Cultural Preservation. $25. Held […]

WNC's 2016 Give!Local guide

Give!Local fundraisin­g drive begins

Give!Local returns Nov. 1, featuring 47 local nonprofits who are campaigning for financial support via Give!Local’s one-stop, online, donation platform. Festivities on Nov. 2 will formally kick off this two-month, end-of-year donation drive with a free party at Highland Brewing in Asheville, celebrating the participating nonprofits. This is Give!Local’s second year. Last year, the campaign raised […]

Art work by Donna E. Price from the exhibition, "drift [know no border]" at Mars Hill University

Weekend Picks: Saturday, Oct. 29 – Sunday, Oct. 30

Halloween is just around the corner, and this weekend offers a wide assortment of treats. From autumnal festivals to community art walks, gallery openings, haunted houses and traditional Day of the Dead celebrations – this weekend has goodies for everyone. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a […]

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Theater Review: Fully Committed at Black Mountain Center For The Arts

The latest effort — onstage through Sunday, Oct. 30, is the product of the well-known folks behind Asheville’s Improv Comedy troupe, Reasonably Priced Babies. Fully Committed, by Becky Mode, is a tour de force one-character play that takes us through a day in the life of a struggling New York actor, working in the call center of a trendy restaurant.