Owners of two Asheville bottle shops and taprooms with roots outside of the city discuss becoming part of the local brewing industry.
The inaugural competition and fundraiser for Xpand takes place Feb. 24 at the Hi-Wire Big Top.
It’s a bold move to follow up a surprisingly clever and entertaining horror/comedy hit with a time travel/romantic comedy hybrid sequel, but Christopher Landon is a bold guy. The writer/director takes that risk with Happy Death Day 2U, a zany second round with the Happy Death Day crew that derives much of its fun from […]
A worthy Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum remarkably sustains hope and investment within bleak circumstances for 2 1/2 hours. Propelled by a narrative true to its titular synonym for “chaos,” the Lebanese export also features one of cinema’s all-time great child performances — truly! — by wholly naturalistic, real-life […]
Issues of absent titular punctuation aside, Isn’t It Romantic operates a step above David Wain’s overrated They Came Together in the realm of modern rom-com parodies. Framed within consistently clean and occasionally inventive visuals from director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), Rebel Wilson proves generally ready for leading lady status as […]
In honor of its 25th anniversary, the Soul Coughing frontman performs the band’s debut album on Feb. 23 at The Grey Eagle.
Edwin Arnaudin: Joel and Ethan Coen’s Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has been available to stream on Netflix since mid-November and, just in time for the Oscars, the triple-nominee is getting a one-week run at the Fine Arts Theatre. We had the good fortune to catch this gem on the big screen for a press event […]
Writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller double down on the blatant exposition of the original Lego Movie‘s live-action scenes but keep the laugh count high enough to again warrant forgiveness. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part finds Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) and friends navigating a Mad Max: Fury Road-inspired wasteland of tween angst […]
Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow is the one-stop home for Asheville-area beer news. Check back throughout the week for updates and send your own to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bottle and can releases **NEW** Archetype Brewing Co. releases Nameless Light Brett IPA (7.7 percent ABV) on Friday, Feb. 22, in 500 milliliter bottles for $8 each. The beer is brewed […]
The Asheville rocker shares the Feb. 23 Odditorium bill with Minorcan and Nikki and the Phantom Callers.
Fresh Cut Orchestra and Melanie Charles perform Max Roach’s “Freedom Now Suite” at BMCM+AC, Feb. 22-23.
**UPDATED FEB. 21** Biltmore’s latest exhibit features Gilded Age costumes by Academy Award winner John Bright, White Horse hosts a rare screening of Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust” and more.
RaMell Ross’ Hale County This Morning, This Evening both warrants enthusiasm for its directorial creativity, yet frequently allows this same unconventionality to bog down the proceedings. The Oscar-nominated documentary laudably eschews talking-head interviews, re-enactments and the form’s other clichés, instead adopting the viewpoint of a casual observer, taking in the lives of impoverished African-Americans in […]
The Asheville singer-songwriter plays a record release show Feb. 17 at The Grey Eagle.
**UPDATED FEB. 13** The Casual Pint celebrates its first anniversary, Highland taps its latest beer inspired by a French Broad Chocolate truffle and more local beer news.
The Americana duo plays a benefit show for Asheville Music School on Feb. 17 at Streamside.
The Asheville burlesque troupe presents an anti-Valentine’s Day show on Feb. 14 at The Grey Eagle.
The mass fake wedding extravaganza returns for a second year on Feb. 14.
Tickets for March’s popular Fly Fishing Film Tour go on sale, Morgan’s Comics organizes a Nerd Expedition to see “Alita: Battle Angel” and more.
The Russian translator presents her literary debut in conversation with Elizabeth Kostova at Malaprop’s on Feb. 12.
The Asheville band releases its debut album on Feb. 10 at The Grey Eagle.