- John Hartness and Jake Bible will read at Malaprops on Tuesday, Jan. 17.While Andrew Scotchie's celebration honors his late father's memory, it's anything but a solemn event. “As far as my heart and soul goes, it's the best way for me to…The Americana group will play its new album along with older tunes at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Jan. 18.The event, now in its second year, showcases Asheville’s soul musicians. The production takes place at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, Jan. 13.Word in the Street is volunteer-run. A $500 grant from All Souls Cathedral Outreach Committee helped with the purchase of simultaneous interpretation technology — headsets so that everyone can understand…The full band (including members of Phuncle Sam) will play its first gig at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Saturday, Jan. 14.The Asheville Symphony Orchestra performs the music of Brahms, Haydn and Schumann at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 14.
- The brewery's second location at the Foundation doubles brewing capacity and features a more spacious taproom.On an average night in tourist season, Asheville’s restaurants look slammed. But as the food scene continues to balloon, it begs the question: Is the bubble about to burst?In this week's food news, local cidermakers join a discussion and tasting at Rhubarb, the French Broad Food Co-op hosts a class on wellness teas, a fermentation class is scheduled…
- Writing your resolutions can be tough, and keeping them can even tougher. Asheville wellness practitioners offer their resolutions and intentions as a way to inspire community members and remind them…
- Grail Moviehouse and Harvest Records team up to screen a documentary on Athens' music scene and local libraries continue various film series.
- AshevilleJan. 16 marks the 30th anniversary of the holiday named in the late civil rights leader’s honor. Xpress took the opportunity to speak with Al Whitesides, Buncombe County’s first African-American…For 70 years, the Minerals Research Laboratory on Coxe Avenue has collaborated with mining companies and educational institutions to develop more efficient processes for extracting the state’s mineral resources as…Asheville will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of community events. The annual Prayer Breakfast, now in its 36th year and one of…Asheville begins making plans for spending $74 million in bond funds. One item on the city's to-do list: hire new staff to manage the volume of projects planned over the…Dozens of artists have donated their work to a pop-up shop hosted by Clayspace and benefitting Planned Parenthood. The multi-day exhibit has an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 13.
- "I am an avid reader of the Xpress, and I am deeply saddened, appalled and outraged that you would print a [letter to the editor] that advocates terrorism and hate.""I have too frequently left a restaurant I'd love to patronize because someone decided that harsh music was appropriate.""Were you simply short a couple of column inches of copy and needing to fill that space? Or have you, as journalists, forgotten that the First Amendment does have some…Asheville"Read to Succeed believes that learning to read proficiently early on is the best chance — perhaps the only chance — a child from an impoverished family has to rise…"Many people believe, as I do, that the majority of City Council members have been influenced by the hotel lobby — the elephant standing in the city's living room."