- Singer-songwriter (and recent Asheville transplant) Chris Jamison performs a free show at Pisgah Brewing Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.Inspired by Authors/activists Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford's book Dixie Be Damned, artist Phil Blank has created stunning visual representations of the hard-fought, often violent struggles of the disenfranchised throughout…It appears that the geeks have inherited the Earth, or at least the realm of popular entertainment. And the Asheville Comic Expo celebrates all things geeky in Western North Carolina…A slideshow of select photos by Rice will be debuted at the UNCA High Smith Student Union's Alumni Hall Friday, Oct. 23.The husband-and-wife ambient folk duo returns to North Carolina — their home state — for a show at The Grey Eagle Sunday, Oct. 25. The Collection, from Greensboro, will back…New Mountain hosts the music and belly dancing performances — a benefit for the United Nations Refugee Agency — on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love, which evolved out of those confusing years, was not meant to be motivational. But her newest work, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, was…The free, self-guided, multi-venue tour of the town runs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plus, Weaverville Town Hall will host a kickoff fundraiser with…Local musician Stephen Evans and his band, The True Grits, perform a free show at French Broad Brewery Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m.The musicians typically appear in educational and holy settings, clad in matching suits, but an upcoming local show brings the singers to West Asheville bar The Double Crown Thursday, Oct.…
- Attendees can enter to win a prize for the most attractive carved pumpkin, best costume and most flavorful vegan pumpkin pie.Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. will soon consolidate its entire brewing operation to the downtown Coxe Avenue location — opening up opportunities for more experimentation, more aging and blending possibilities…At a recent "research dinner" hosted by Asheville's Blind Pig Supper Club, the mountains met the coast for a groundbreaking chefs' collaboration and hands-on exploration of seafood sources.A Chicken Salad Chick franchise is headed to Asheville. Meanwhile, Dobra Tea is planning its Communi-Tea Festival, and MetroWines is raising money for LBGTQ empowerment.Chef Justin Burdett's new downtown restaurant will offer modern interpretations of traditional Appalachian and Southern flavors.
- The ability to think clearly and make decisions is exactly the reason for choosing healthier foods in the morning or any time of day, say Laura Buxenbaum, Paul Barrett and…
- This week's roundup includes a local team participating in the 48 Day Film Project – 5 Continents, and screenings of the documentaries "Our Daily Dose" and "A Chorus In Miracles."
- What began as a moment of simple curiosity for one local man morphed into a five-year project that combined some of the oldest map technologies with some of the newest…“There are no one-size-fits-all solutions in planning: Each place is very different,” says Todd Okolichany, who began work as Asheville’s new planning director Sept. 8. “That’s a key value for…Western North Carolinians looking to stay fit and blow off steam might turn to yoga or try outdoor activities like running, hiking or biking. But these days, growing numbers of…In addition to knowing how to put out fires and save people's lives, firefighters need to have a few culinary skills to carry them through long shifts in the firehouse.…
- "C'mon, Mountain Xpress, what kind of journalism is this?""I do, however, intend to condemn some of the vapid, self-serving and frankly dishonest things we say to comfort and distract us from the ugly essence of what meat-eating requires…"I believe all three will accomplish tremendous things for our city and region.""Asheville: Do you really want to bring the very real possibility of a horrible accident to your city — something for which you will be morally and financially responsible?""If only 1 cent of every room tax was contributed to the Home Trust Fund, we would collect $1.8 million dollars per year! Think about what a difference that would…"I went to the candidates' forum [Oct. 9] at A-B Tech and wow! I’m voting for Brian Haynes, Keith Young and Rich Lee. I’m not voting for Marc Hunt or…"Hate to break this to those authentic progressives still attempting to steer Asheville left, but you've already lost. A quick glance at our blooming skyline and campaign donor trails reveals…"We all need to pay attention and help recycle what we can in an intelligent manner."