STRIKE A POSE: Event-goers bust a move on the dance floor during the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s 20th anniversary event last year. The upcoming Craft After Dark fundraiser will have a very similar feel, says Lauren Pelletier, CCCD marketing and development coordinator, with a photo booth, dance floor and live music in the basement and drinks, dessert and demonstrations scattered throughout the building. Photo courtesy of CCCD

Conscious Party: Craft After Dark

WHAT: An after-party to benefit the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 8-10 p.m. WHERE: 67 Broadway WHY: Following the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s fundraising dinner, the public is invited to attend Craft After Dark: an after-party and open house showcasing exhibits and local artistic talent. Eight artists will […]

Semper Fi Fund and NOC introduce service members to the outdoors

Press release from the Nantahala Outdoors Center: WHO: Twenty-two service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi Program take on new challenges in their recoveries with the nation’s largest outdoor recreation company. WHAT: Semper Fi Fund and Nantahala Outdoor Center inaugural outdoor pursuits camp in the scenic and peaceful Nantahala National Forest. Service […]

North Carolina Stage Company announces 2017-18 season

Press release from North Carolina Stage Company: The North Carolina Stage Company in downtown Asheville, North Carolina announces its 2017-2018 Season. Voted best local theatre by the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll on ten different occasions, North Carolina Stage Company has been producing professional theatre for Asheville residents and visitors since 2001. The upcoming […]

Mahindra locates North American sales headquarters to Henderson County

Press release from Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development: Hendersonville, NC — Mahindra Vehicle Sales and Service, Inc. (MVSS) announced their North American office headquarters today in Henderson County, North Carolina.  Mahindra has an established reputation for their farm equipment brand in the US, and is gaining attention for their internationally-recognized presence in the automotive […]

Trauma Intervention Program of WNC seeks volunteers

Press release from Trauma Intervention Program: The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Western North Carolina, a national nonprofit organization, works with local public safety officials in Buncombe County and the city of Hendersonville to provide emotional and practical support of citizens experiencing trauma 365 days per year, 24 hours a day. A TIP Chapter is a […]

Health Care demonstration and rally will be held July 29

Press Release: On July 29, local affiliates of the Women’s March will hold a demonstration at Vance Monument in coordination with Our Lives on the Line, a massive nationwide day of action to lift the voices of the millions of  Americans whose health care will be ripped away if Congressional Republicans continue with their plan to give […]


Attic Salt Theatre company launches new classes for kids

Press release from Attic Salt Theatre Company: Attic Salt Theatre Company, a local not-for-profit, has recently moved into the Mill at Riverside in Woodfin and opened Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space. The studio is home to Attic Salt’s classes for adults and kids, and being offered as a rental space for meetings, rehearsals, classes and […]

Residences almost sold out as construction at 45 Asheland project continues

Press Release from Beverly-Hanks and Associates Realtors: Asheville, NC – July 25, 2017 – Construction progress is in full swing at the 45 Asheland project site. With a crane in place and foundation work nearing completion, the structure will begin taking shape at a rapid pace. “We anticipate that this progress will create even more […]

EMPOWERING EDUCATION: Corrie Price, a former teacher and the student empowerment director at i.b.mee, models and coaches teachers the art and science of resiliency and connection in the classroom so students are truly ready to learn, grow and contribute. Photo courtesy of i.b.mee

Conscious Party: Asheville Celebrates Teachers Extravagan­za

WHAT: A self-care celebration for Western North Carolina educators WHEN: Wednesday Aug. 2, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. WHERE: Asheville Music Hall WHY: With the start of the school year quickly approaching, the days before teachers are thrust back into a hectic classroom are limited — a problem that i.b.mee, a nonprofit focused on empowerment […]

NIGHT OWL: Jessica Zuk works as a host at Bartaco, which stays open until 1 a.m. on the weekends. The South Asheville native says that although the city is a "supercool place to live," its late-night dining options are limited.

Feeding the nightlife: Is Asheville’s late-night dining scene up to par?

By day, the streets of Asheville are packed with hordes of tourists following their GPS toward crowded restaurants, locals weaving their way to favorite hole-in-the-wall cafés and beer drinkers galore stumbling toward the next brewery on their list. But as night sets in and shops start to close, an entirely new problem emerges: Where can […]

BLURRING THE LINES: Mind reader and magician Zeke Powerz will use intuition, coincidence and precognition to read the minds of audience members at Vanishing Wheelchair's upcoming fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Vanishing Wheelchair

Conscious Party: Magic and Mind Reading

WHAT: “Magic and Mind Reading Mysteries” show to benefit Vanishing Wheelchair WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m WHERE: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church WHY: Using intuition, clairvoyance and showmanship, esoteric magician Zeke Powerz has three goals for his upcoming benefit performance: to “raise money, raise some eyebrows and raise the dead.” As a professional magician, Powerz’s […]

HuffPost to visit Asheville during cross-country listening tour

Press release from HuffPost: HuffPost announces cross-county listening tour The “Listen To America” bus tour will visit 23 cities in seven weeks July 13, 2017 (New York, NY) — HuffPost today announced “Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip,” a 23-city, cross-country bus tour to listen and learn what it means to be American today. […]