Dog & Pony Show and more than a dozen other locally owned, independent specialty shops joined the Go Local Card program in 2021. More than 500 businesses overall participate in the effort, now entering its 11th year, which has helped to raise nearly $200,000 for Asheville City Schools.
Refraction Holiday Art Market returns to the River Arts District on Sunday, Dec. 5, noon-6 p.m. Also: Historic Johnson Farm celebrates Christmas with a number of tours; the Krüger Brothers join the Blue Ridge Orchestra; and more!
A new Asheville Art Museum exhibition explores how Cherokee artists incorporate the tribe’s written language into their works. Plus, a new novel uses Asheville as a character, a Christmas tradition returns to Flat Rock and the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts offers multiple takes on a holiday classic.
The Miss Gay Latina and Mister Gay Latino pageants return to Asheville. Plus, 103.3 Asheville FM’s record fair moves to Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, the Asheville Holiday Parade marks 75 years and WCU hosts the annual Handmade Holiday Sale.
When Asheville Humane Society adoption counselors send someone home with a new puppy, the advice is always the same: Get your pet into a kindergarten class or other training program. “It’s so important for healthy growth and healthy behavior,” Donor Relations Director Laila Johnston explains. During much of 2020, however, such classes weren’t available due […]
A new walking tour explores Asheville’s rich musical traditions. Plus, Rabbit Rabbit hosts a holiday tree event, The Magnetic Theatre travels back to the 1920s and a local author offers unreleased Beatles songs.
Nadazul Gallery presents an exhibit highlighting death and remembrance. Plus, BlackBird Frame & Art extends Emil Holzhauer exhibit, Hendersonville filmmaker gets PBS deal and local author publishes pharmaceutical thriller.
The Horror Anthology film series returns. Plus: A new book spotlights two ghostly WNC tales; “Dark Corners” podcast wraps up third season; and more!
Black Mountain will explore some of the town’s ghost stories with downtown walking tours. Plus, FIND Outdoors presents The Legend of Tommy Hodges, a local artist tackles the pandemic with dinosaurs, and the Junior League invites kids to Touch-a-Truck.
The Queer Girls Literary Reading moves to Rabbit, Rabbit. Plus: railroad laborers are honored at Andrews Geyser; the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville; and more!
WCU’s Bardo Arts Center presents immersive show of sights and sounds. Plus, Pumpkin Fest returns to Brevard, the Kenilworth neighborhood showcases its homes and art, and Eliada reimagines its fall event.
Hominy Creek Greenway marks 10 years with outdoor art installation. Plus, an Asheville musician recounts wild outlaw country tales in new book, HART presents The Diary of Anne Frank and the Black Mountain Center for the Arts returns to live theater.
Mountain Heritage Day returns to Western Carolina University. Plus, Explore Asheville wants input on African American Heritage Trail, Biblical play comes to Wortham Theatre and more.
Blue Ridge Pride installs art project in Pack Square Park. Plus, Art in Autumn returns to Weaverville, the Southern Highland Craft Guild celebrates Appalachian heritage, and Pan Harmonia plans Asheville concerts.
The Goombay Festival celebrates African and Caribbean heritage in Asheville. Plus, the N.C. Apple Festival returns for its 75th year, Weaverville gets ready to open a new community center and a local author publishes a children’s book.
The Cat Fly Film Fest returns with live events after last year’s virtual gatherings. Plus, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival offers a sneak peak, a South Carolina musician brings jazz to downtown Hendersonville, and a UNCA professor is on the move.
Downtown Marshall once again hosts the Mermaid Parade, but with some changes. Plus, Come to Leicester offers tours of artists’ studios; WNC author talks about the Tar Heel State; and the Moog Foundation raffles off a vintage synthesizer.
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre prepares to greet live audiences again. Plus: Panelists will discuss Asheville’s historic Shiloh community; Hendersonville gives an up-close look at its vehicles; and the Sourwood Festival returns.