The news on tonight’s forum: The City of Asheville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department will present a panel discussion, “Creative Conversation: The Social Role in Innovative Placemaking & Public Art,” on the community’s role in innovative place making at the Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Admission […]
An update on the new Klondyke community playground, from Charlotte Street Computers: Charlotte Street Computers is pleased to invite the community to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Klondyke Playground, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at the Klondyke Community Center. “Jennifer has done some wonderful things with these children over the […]
The final, second volume of the Best of WNC is out now! We’ve got two issues full of your favorites, as voted by thousands of WNC residents. Local legends await! (photo by Max Cooper)
This just in, from the Blue Ridge Parkway Association: Just in time for fall leaf season, visitors have a new mobile tool to help them plan a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding regions. In cooperation with the National Park Service, the Blue Ridge Parkway Association proudly announces the launch of its mobile […]
Details, from the “beer lover site of the Brewers Association,” on the Thirsty Monk’s win: “Celebrating the passion and ardor of American craft beer lovers, CraftBeer.com — the beer lover site of the Brewers Association (BA) — released a list of the greatest American beer bars, as voted on by its readers. The list recognizes […]
If you’ve not had a chance to catch the iconic indie rock band, this is it.
Wherein the dexterous Oxford A finds Sister Bad Habit for a Q and A. An excerpt: “Sister Bad Habit is a hairy-legged presence that’s bizarre even on the tolerant streets of the bohemian enclave of Asheville, North Carolina, where she often is spotted wheeling around on an immense bicycle and flailing at sinners with a […]
Wherein the indefatigable photog and music lover Rich Orris attempts to see 30 shows in one month. “Don’t feel old, feel old school,” Orris says.
The Symphony, which was set to play a free concert in Pack Square Park today, sent out this notice this morning: Due to weather, the Asheville Symphony and the Asheville Buncombe Youth Orchestra have cancelled their performances for Labor Day, Sept. 3. There are no rain venues for these performances.
We hope y’all have checked out our Bele Chere Love it and Leave it guide that published this week. If you did, though, don’t take our advice and float to the Bywater this weekend, cause it’ll be closed. Here are a few other weekend closings.
The downtown establishment announced this morning it would be closed for Bele Chere weekend. Know any others? Here’s the word: Dear Asheville Escapees, As if you’re not aware, July brings a bit of paranoia to our fair city. Bele Chere once again arrives with “open arms.” For us at the BPBx, our paranoia is a […]
The corporate newspaper chain has recruited her for a new venture. July will be Lunsford’s last month with Xpress.
Chris from .idiom savant. reviews Wednesday, July 27’s Lost in the Trees show at the Grey Eagle. A short excerpt (read the rest at the link): “Ari proved to be a pretty animated frontman, jumping and wandering all around the stage, sometimes nearly crashing into his bandmates. He switched back and forth between a beautiful […]
The Old Wood Company, a handmade furniture company located in the River Arts District, is seeking a $250,000 grant from Chase. It’s based on votes. Learn more here: http://www.blogasheville.com/vote-for-avl-based-the-old-wood-company-6839 Once you click through to the site, you must click “LEARN MORE” and search for The Old Wood Co, writes Darren Green with the company. “There […]
Asheville’s public darkroom project gets a boost on Saturday at the LAB. The lineup includes Hello Hugo and Kovacs and the Polar Bear, and there’s a lot more than that.
This could be you at the first putt-putt pub crawl, sponsored by Xpress and Sweet Tee Mini Golf.
I’ve seen this play the past three years, and each time it got funnier. Come out tonight or tomorrow for a very fine evening of entertainment, in a lovely outdoor venue and to support the treasure we have in Montford Park Players.
Moog Music Inc. on Broadway commissioned artists Dustin Spagnola and Gus Cutty (with help from Taz, Rob, Celeste, Philo and Ishmael) to put up a giant size mural of the man himself. Check out this sweet time-lapse video of the project.
Eat out at Early Girl or buy some Moog Music merch, and your money will help support the Bob Moog Foundation on the anniversary of the electronic music pioneer’s 78th birthday.
A better live band would be hard to find. Lucky you can find them again at Bele Chere this summer. Photos by Rich Orris.
Now You See Them played a terrific CD-release show a couple weeks back, with Uncle Mountain supporting. Jesse Hamm captured some of the spirit.