Learn about the new nonprofit 10^10, founded by Asheville residents and designers Martha Skinner and Douglas Hecker in response to the earthquake in Haiti, and the organization’s inaugural project, SEED_Haiti, at a benefit/launch on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The event will feature music by Ol’ Hoopty, food by Boca, and a fashion show and silent auction by Royal Peasantry.
Xpress’ latest Eats & Drinks guide is now available across Western North Carolina and in cases mounted atop Xpress boxes throughout downtown Asheville.
Attention Grove Corner Market shoppers: The West Asheville community market says it seeks your support during these uncertain economic times.
Downtown Market, Asheville’s newest indoor market located at 45 S. French Broad Ave., will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan. 8. The market will open at 10 a.m., with the Chamber’s big scissors arriving at noon to do the cutting. The rest of the afternoon, enjoy free food, craft demos, live music and, of course, shopping.
Many Western North Carolinia residents experienced (and are experiencing) a loss of power due to the snow storm. Among those still without electricity or heat is the Asheville Humane Society. The winter storm also caused a tree to collapse on the animal shelter.
Due to the snow, we’ve had to cancel tonight’s holiday art exhibit reception at Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre. The show will remain up through Sunday, Dec. 20. Thanks to all of the artists who participated — it was our biggest show ever!
The Community Calendar has been an integral part of Mountain Xpress since before the paper even went by that name (until 1994, it was a monthly known as Green Line—and if you remember those days, you can consider yourself at least an honorary Asheville native). And thanks to IT/Web Assistant Patrick Conant, the Community Calendar […]
The Asheville-Buncombe County Martin Luther King Jr. Association’s observation of Dr. King’s 80th birthday culminates today, on MLK Day, with two free public events: a peace walk and rally and a candlelight service.
Programs for children and teens at the YWCA of Asheville help to build a strong community through focusing on the next generation of leaders. Volunteers are essential in helping YWCA in its mission of “eliminating racism and empowering women.” YWCA of Asheville is currently looking for tutors to work with children in grades K-6 in […]
Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group To enhance services for people who have been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia, the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is offering an Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group. The primary focus will be to create a group where early-stage participants can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, […]
Missed the Barack The Vote event at the Orange Peel? Here’s the low-down.
Before there was Bele Chere—way before there was Bele Chere—there was the Craft Fair. The first Craftsman’s Fair, a joint effort by Southern Highlanders and Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild, was held in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in 1948. The event moved to Asheville three years later, and stayed. This photo was taken in 1953. photo by Edawrd […]
Another spring, the start of another music-festival season.
For my upcoming birthday, a dear friend of mine managed to get two front and center seats to Justin’s show last Friday night in Nashville. The Thursday before the big show, the same friend left me a voice mail saying, “Make sure you get to town by 5 p.m. because we’re having dinner with J.T. backstage before the show!!!”