The CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective — whose members include Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing — will bring new collaborative beers and ones from its portfolio to downtown Asheville in late March.
One of the nation’s fringier fringes celebrates its 17th year, Jan. 20-27.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receives a diverse musical tribute on Jan. 22 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
The bluegrass stalwarts welcome Hiss Golden Messenger for their annual homecoming show, Jan. 19 at the U.S. Cellular Center.
**UPDATED JAN. 18** Pisgah and Foothills Butcher Bar collaborate on a smoked porter, Archetype has a dual can release and more local beer news.
The veteran standups bring their Come Out Laughing Comedy Tour to The Grey Eagle on Jan. 19.
The Philadelphia-based rock/punk quartet plays The Odditorium on Jan. 18.
The UNCA chapter of the International Socialist Organization hosts a screening of “Sorry to Bother You,” December’s Asheville Filmmaker Mixer is rescheduled and more.
**UPDATED JAN. 9** Asheville Brewing releases 2019 Love Ninja, Highland taps a trio of new small-batch beers and more local beer news.
Alison Chesley brings her experimental solo cello project to The Mothlight on Jan. 15.
The mandolin master and his band play Isis on Jan. 13.
BMCM+AC concludes its Jacob Lawrence exhibition with a trio of short documentaries, the Weaverville library screens an Australian western and more.
For every “Masterminds,” there’s a story of various factors that have derailed a major project from setting up shop in Western North Carolina.
The global giant sets up shop in Beer City, two new breweries join the scene and Scotty talks life post-Highland.
**UPDATED JAN. 3** Area breweries ease into 2019 with new releases and the return of a few favorites.
The annual kickoff to Mardi Gras season takes place Jan. 5 at Club 11 On Grove.
The local funk/soul/hip-hop band plays Highland Brewing Co. on Jan. 5.
From unexpected expansions to hemp beers, the local brewing industry overlapped in a handful of standout areas over the past year.
Wicked Weed turns six, Burial has its biannual release of Skillet and more local beer news.
The holiday program of music, dance, poetry and stories from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Iceland returns to Asheville Community Theatre on Dec. 29.
Asheville-based roots rockers Paul Edelman and Dave Baker play Isis Music Hall on Dec. 29.