Conscious Party Web Extra: N.C. Stage presents “Play Local” benefit

With scrumptious food catered by Cucina 24, The Market Place Restaurant, Bouchon Bistro and Izzy’s Coffee Den, plus local beer crafted by Craggie Brewing and a colorful fashion show inspired by the plays in N.C. Stage’s 2010-2011 season, Play Local promises to be a lively party supporting educational and artistic opportunities at N.C. Stage.

Dramatic staging of “Blood Done Sign My Name” at Diana Wortham Theatre

Blood Done Sign My Name, a production based on the critically acclaimed memoir by Tim Tyson, explores the complex subject of racial division and violence in America during the 1970s and will be staged at Diana Wortham Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. There will also be a pre-show address by Tyson (at DWT) and a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with local attorney James Ferguson and Tyson (at UNCA).

Book Report: Ravenna

Ravenna, a children’s book written by local author and midwife Stacey Curnow and illustrated by Asheville-based artist Daniel Nevins, tells the story of a young boy who befriends a magical, dancing bear. Author and illustrator will discuss their collaborative project at Malaprop’s on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m.

Whoop-ass wings and men in skimpy bathing suits

Westville Pub’s second annual ComeTogether Fest is “all about having a great time to support a great cause,” says Pub owner Lu Young. ComeTogether is an all-day, end-of-summer celebration benefiting Helpmate, a local nonprofit and domestic violence agency dedicated to “working with the community to eliminate abuse and fear.” The mission: Listen to awesome music, […]