PRESS RELEASE: BURNSVILLE, NC: The celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling and directed by Andrew Gall, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 7. Performances continue on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm, through May 21. Tickets range from $10 for students to $20 […]
PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Spellbound Children’s Bookshop on Saturday April 30, 2016. Bookstore Day marks its second year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on April 30th, with literary parties around the country. Spellbound Children’s Bookshop at 640 Merrimon Avenue will be celebrating with free refreshments and gifts for customers throughout the day, including stickers, […]
PRESS RELEASE: UNC Asheville’s Department of Art and Art History will hold its annual Spring Art Sale from 4–7 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall on campus. The sale is open to the public. […]
PRESS RELEASE: Contact: The Village Potters 191 Lyman Street #180 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-253-2424 http://www.thevillagepotters.com http://www.facebook.com/thevillagepotters email@example.com GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY, JUNIOR EDITION, DEBUTS AT THE VILLAGE POTTERS One day workshops and three-week camps developed just for kids this Spring and Summer. The Village Potters is pleased to announce the return of children’s […]
PRESS RELEASE: Burnsville, NC: This summer Parkway Playhouse Junior Students will be busy! They will be breaking evil spells, serving exquisite cuisine, and sharing an incredible adventure with Disney’s Beauty and the the Beast Jr ; which will be a two week summer production camp experience that will lead up to two public performances of […]
By day, Grayson Morris is a preschool teacher, by night, a standup comedian. For the last five years she’s honed her craft. Most of her material comes from her everyday life: being single and poor and working with young children. This past Wednesday night, her hard work paid off. Morris found herself the opening act […]
PRESS RELEASE: Stephanie Storey: Oil & Marble Saturday, April 16, 2:00 p.m. The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to welcome author Stephanie Storey on her tour for her just-published debut novel Oil and Marble that the New York Times calls “richly imagined… tremendously entertaining.” The book is the fictional account of the rivalry that drove […]
The South Slope-based brewery hopes its new location will be up and running by early July.
PRESS RELEASE: An Artful Life at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery This April we invite you to a fantastic show sponsored by The Council on Aging of Buncombe County’s program The Geezer Gallery. The exhibition will showcase the work of lifelong master artists and we invite you to the reception April 15th from 5-8pm. […]
PRESS RELEASE: NEWS FROM MARS HILL UNIVERSITY The land of OZ is coming to Mars Hill University, through the talents of the Bailey Mountain Cloggers. The cloggers’ spring concert, called “The Wicked Dancer of OZ,” will take place in Moore Auditorium, April 15-17. Performances will take place at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, April […]
PRESS RELEASE: Bind Your Beeswax! Last chance in 2016, still room in this class! Exclusive at 310 ART. This is the only time Erin Keane will teach this class anywhere in 2016, don’t miss your chance to learn all the methods to create your own journals with Encaustic covers. Register Here Instructor Erin Keane April 16th […]
For the third year, Dobra Tea’s Black Mountain location will partner with local artisans and musicians to raise money for the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden.
PRESS RELEASE: Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest Announces sMacDown & Other Events Contact: Rachel English Brown, Media Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 828-442-8659 Web: www.wnccheesetrail.org www.mountaincheesefest.com Invited chefs from Asheville area restaurants will compete for the title of sMacDown champion during Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest on April 24, 2016 from 12 – 4 PM at Highland Brewing […]
PRESS RELEASE: Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. In partnership with the Folk Art Center and the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Asheville Art Museum offers an opportunity for community members to learn more about the history of the Guild as well as current work through a behind-the-scenes tour of the Folk Art […]
PRESS RELEASE: ALTAMONT THEATRE We have a very busy week ahead! It all begins this Tuesday with our annual event, The Passion Show, brought to us by our friends at Earth Path Education, with a live performance from Luna Ray and her band. The music continues on Wednesday evening with not one but two shows! […]
The Man Who Came to Dinner, a chaotic comedy about the worst house guest in the history of house guests, in onstage at Asheville Community Theatre through Sunday, April 24.
PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate Rwandan Resilience Thursday, April 21 – 6-9:30 p.m.- Celebrate the Resilience of Rwanda. Benefit with music, food, entertainment. $25 adults/$10 children/ under 5 free FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The small central African nation of Rwanda is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful example. In the early 1990s it was the scene of […]
PRESS RELEASE: Waltz Into Spring Wednesday, April 20 – 7 p.m.- Wednesday Night Waltzes. Live music. $8 Contra dancing is a big deal in and around Asheville, and every gathering has its own personality and culture. One thing they share, though, is that they traditionally end with a waltz. As a couples dance the waltz […]
Mountain Xpress is pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize is our very own Arts & Entertainment editor and writer, Alli Marshall. Her story, “Catching Out,” was selected by author and prize judge, Ron Rash. With over 200 stories submitted, this year’s contest also marks the highest number of […]
Encaustic painter Julia Fosson, whose workshop is located in the Hatchery Studios in the River Arts Districts, spent years unaware of the art form. It is a multifaceted, multilayered medium that involves beeswax, blow torches, heating guns and hot plates, along with dammar — a type of tree sap in which the beeswax is cooked.
Over 700 Democracy North Carolina volunteers fanned out across the state on March 15, primary election day. They were helping ensure that no one was illegally turned away from the polls as a result of North Carolina’s 2013 voter ID law, which took effect this year.