- The Rotary Club of Asheville-Metro's inagural Beat the Winter Blues Ball is a themed event offering music, dancing, drinks and prizes in exchange for supporting the Coins for Alzheimer's Research…The first half of Taylor Brown’s novel, Fallen Land, takes place in the Blue Ridge as a pair of orphaned lovers flee a group of bounty-reward seeking marauders. The book…Asheville's Godfather of jazz, Russ Wilson, is mounting a concert series that he calls Russ Wilson's History of Jazz. The year-long Sunday evening series at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall…Opening for Nashville rockers Bully, Palehound plays the Mothlight Sunday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 p.m.The Durham folk rocker's "Southland Mission" was written and recorded entirely in-state with fellow North Carolina musicians.Following a home fire that immobilized two of his fingers, Django Reinhardt invented his own method of navigating the guitar's fret board. Multiple artists celebrate his life and music at…The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, which runs Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 21-24, features more than 30 local and imported performing artists.The Philadelphia-based touring ensemble begins its residency at Diana Wortham Theatre runs Thursday to Saturday, Jan. 21-23.Now touring its first full-length album, the Louisville, Ky.-based quartet plays a free show at One Stop Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 p.m.
- Whether it's bean-heavy, meat-only or completely vegetarian, everyone has their own favorite style of chili. And winter is the perfect time to sample some of Asheville's offerings.Shortly after opening, West Asheville newcomer Arancini morphed from a fast-casual Italian eatery to a wine bar; Fifth Season Gardening Co.'s event schedule now includes Friday evening beer samplings plus…Take a peek at what happens during Sierra Nevada and Wicked Weed Funkatorium tours.From sipping chocolates to cayenne-infused coffees, Asheville businesses are whipping up warming drinks to chase away the winter blues.
- Asheville Brewing hosts British Invasion Week films, UNCA offers two free screenings and submissions open for Music Video Asheville.
- Early childhood education workers are helping children develop coping strategies to deal with the effects of trauma and toxic stress.Can new ways of structuring the rules that govern how organizations gather information and make decisions help our community move beyond entrenched positions and polarizing rhetoric? Some local consultants say…Carl Sandburg called Chicago the “city of the big shoulders”; if he were alive today, he might describe Asheville as “the city of the big thinkers,” acknowledging the passion so…
- "I don't know anyone who cares more about the future of our beautiful corner of the world and the people who live here and make it what it is. ""Ms. Hickman presented an intensely personal and anguished account that was by turns moving, revealing and thought-provoking.""Standing for living wages, bus service on weekends, more flexible housing standards that can include small and “tiny” houses, he leads us toward decent living for all."Wait! White privilege? Me? I’m no more privileged than anyone I know… It was Week 3 of a nine-week lesson in awareness that I hope I’ll never forget — and…