Indigo Shibori craft group at the Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre

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 […]

Tantra Vinyasa yoga classes offered at Asheville Yoga Center donation studio

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 […]

New “Jazz in The Forum Series” at Diana Wortham Theatre

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 […]

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept. 20-22

“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, […]

Slavic Soul Party Brass Band at Toy Boat, Sept. 5

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 […]

Electronic Music Experience connects youth and technology

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 […]

Smithsonian curator will speak about American Indian politics at UNCA

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 […]

Sunday Jazz Showcase

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 […]