The acclaimed bassist brings her purple Mohawk to Salvage Station on Aug. 12.
**UPDATED AUG. 9** Fermented Nonsense and Sideways officially open, Thirsty Monk celebrates the release of Sierra Nevada’s latest Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
The co-creators of the Asheville-based audio drama perform two episodes live on Aug. 12 at The Magnetic Theatre.
The Japanese-born guitarist returns to Isis on Aug. 9.
Asheville Brewing launches a video contest, Hi-Wire’s Summer of Will film series concludes and more.
Brewers from the Asheville area’s first brewery and one of its newest craft makers discuss their new oak offerings.
The celebration of African diaspora music takes place Aug. 5 at The Mothlight.
The author reads from his new book Aug. 4 at Malaprop’s.
**UPDATED AUG. 2** The Bruisin’ Ales staff shares some favorite Canadian craft brews, The Whale celebrates the end of Grimm’s gypsy ways and more local beer news.
The 46th annual gathering of over 100 artisans from across the Southeast takes place Aug. 4-5 on the grounds of All Souls Cathedral.
The 91st annual celebration of traditional and old-time music and dance takes place Aug. 2-4 at the A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center.
Wedge at Foundation hosts LUNAFEST, featuring short films by women filmmakers, Silent Sundays return to the Grail and more.
The rapper/producer discusses the appeals of performing with a band and shares his thoughts on Detroit’s current hip-hop scene.
The opening event for the Asheville painter’s solo show, “Love Letter to Appalachia,” takes place August 4 at the Stand Gallery.
**UPDATED JULY 27** Hi-Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary, One World taps three new IPAs and more local beer news.
Backed by Phan’s band The Soul Symphony, the Asheville musicians play a collaborative show July 28 at The Grey Eagle.
The eclectic pop rockers play Salvage Station on July 27.
The local “shred ‘n’ flow” ensemble plays Asheville Music Hall on July 27.
Gus Cutty and the Grail join forces for a hip-hop film series, Upstairs Art Gallery and the Tryon Theatre present a documentary on artist David Hockney and more.
The first fundraising and outreach event for Western North Carolina’s nonprofit diaper bank takes place July 29 at Wedge at Foundation.
Local architects, preservationists and city officials discuss the evolving look of downtown Asheville.