On the first Wednesday of September, according to the legend left on a tree on Battery Park Avenue, a mandala of flowers appeared.
The Intersections Craft Group, held at the Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, offers a workshop on indigo shibori. “The Shibori workshop will cover four ancient resist techniques with a modern twist. After creating the resist patterns, participants will dye a cotton scarf in indigo,” says a blog about the event. “In this workshop participants will […]
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour beings films and craft brew to Pack Square Park this week on Friday, Sept. 6. “Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric offerings while watching short films created by New Belgium fans,” says a press release. “Up to 16 beer varieties will […]
Local yoga teacher Jackie Dobrinska, who has, for the past five years, taught privately or in colleges, hospitals, teacher training programs, will now teach a public class. She writes in an email, “I hope you will join me at Asheville Yoga Center donation studio on Fridays 1:30-3:00pm for TANTRA VINYASA. (And yes…we’ll be keeping our […]
Diana Wortham Theatre, in partnership with Steinway Artist Michael Jefry Stevens, offers a new concery series: Jazz in The Forum. The inaugural concert, held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., features Stevens who will perform selections from the songbooks of Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans. Other concerts include: • Friday, Nov. 22: “Now and Then: A […]
The former Reeltime Treveler-turned-rancher (and acclaimed songwriter) returns to WNC with a new collection of songs inspired by Montana. She plays The Grey Eagle on Friday, Sept. 6.
It’s a foot race like no other: The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson County Soccer Association team up to present the Hunter Subaru Zombie Escape on Sunday, Nov. 3. The 2.4 mile trail run is held at Camp Ton-A-Wandah. From a press release: This event is not your average run. Runners will […]
Joshua Messick performs a hammered dulcimer concert on Sept. 8.
“Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul,” says the festival’s website. The three-day event is set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22, in historic downtown Bristol, which straddles the state line between Virginia and Tennessee. This year’s lineup includes Lucinda Williams, […]
WNC roots-Americana quintet Acoustic Syndicate is back with its first album in nearly a decade, “Rooftop Garden,” set for release on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
From a press release: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe is hosting Ann Patchett for a ticketed event, a talk and book signing at UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium, November 5th. Tickets are not yet on sale, but we expect to sell out the 600 seat auditorium. This will be Patchett’s launch event for her highly anticipated memoir, This is the […]
Ever wondered what a Balkan-soul-Gypsy-funk band might sound like? “Fiery balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry and virtuosos chops,” is what the press release for Slavic Soul party promises. “SSP! has created an acoustic mash-up … weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods seamlessly into a […]
EMErgence: Electronic Music Experience is a joint effort by LEAF and the Bob Moog Foundation. It takes place on October 22-24 and includes hands-on activities, workshops and lectures from local, professional electronic musicians and producers. According to a press release, “On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Bob Moog Foundation will present four one-hour Synthesis Fundamentals sessions […]
Russ Wilson revisits the music of Paul Whiteman at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 31.
From a press release: The Electric Pale Ale was proudly created by Asheville Brewing Company’s Superstar Head Brewer Doug Riley and is the perfect mash-up of El Dorado hops and the always electric Citra hops creating a delicious brew with a floral nose, a rocking profile and a fresh, clean finish. Great music and great […]
“The Shilohs are bringing their penchant for love-struck jangle pop on the road to the Eastern US in support of their recent Light Organ Records debut, ‘So Wild,’” says a press release. The Vancouver, BC, Canada-based indie-rockers is “armed with a powerful duo of songwriters, the album unashamedly borrows from nearly four decades of the […]
As part of UNC Asheville’s Native American Speaker and Performance Series (which includes a Cherokee stickball demonstration and talks by Native American leaders), Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche author, essayist and curator, will deliver a keynote address the contemporary landscape of American Indian politics and culture. The event takes place on Friday, Sept. 20, at […]
Joy Ladin is the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution. On Monday, Sept. 23, she will read from her poetry collection, “The Definition of Joy,” at 3 p.m. at Laurel Forum in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall. That same day at 7:30 p.m., she’ll give the talk “Through the Door of Life: A […]
The Band of Horses front man goes on tour as Birdsmell. He plays The LAB on on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. From a press release: Listen to This: Stories in Performance returns this Thursday with “Bristle While You Work: True Tales of Weird and Peculiar Workplaces” for the final show of the summer. Asheville itself is a weird and peculiar place to work but this show goes even further to explore the […]
The Sunday jazz Showcase at Isis Music Hall continues this weekend (Sept. 1) two trios performing in the upstairs lounge and on the downstairs main stage. $5 / $3 students. Asheville Art Trio (William Bares on piano, Mike Holstein on bass, Justin Watt on drums) with special guest Patrick Lopez on trumpet plays the main […]