- The Sea Keeper’s Daughters is part history and part mystery. It follows the stories of three characters: present day restaurant owner Whitney; her grandmother Ruby, who lived in the Excelsior…Americans Who Tell the Truth, an exhibition of Robert Shetterly’s portraits of advocates and activists, opens at the YMI Cultural Center Saturday, Sept. 19.Nashville duo Escondido opens for LaFarge at the Grey Eagle on Friday, Sept. 18, at 9 p.m.Justin Ray performs a diverse two-set offering Friday, Sept. 18 at The Altamont Theatre. The evening begins with Ray's half-hour-long ensemble jazz composition, “Casanova and Cleopatra,” which hasn’t been performed…Earphunk’s May The Phunk Be With You tour, which also features performances by The Main Squeeze, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Modern Measure, stops at New Mountain Asheville on Saturday,…Less than eight months after the release of the band's acclaimed Aaron Dessner-produced album, The Lone Bellow plays Sunday, Sept. 20, at The Orange Peel.Local band Holy Ghost Tent Revival opens for the Suffers at Downtown After 5 — a free street festival held on Lexington Avenue — on Friday, Sept. 18, at 5…Lex 18 hosts an immersive historical dinner experience featuring Thomas Wolfe and other period characters on Sunday, Sept. 20.
- Poetry and Pie pairs sweets for the mind and body in support of Great Tree Zen Temple. The fundraiser takes place at Urban Dharma, 29 Page Ave., on Sunday, Sept.…“If you call yourself a bed-and-breakfast, you can’t skimp on the bed or the breakfast,” says local innkeeper Billy Sanders. Click through for the story, plus several recipes from Asheville-area…Hemp enthusiasts prepare for industrial cultivation legalization with the inaugural HempX festival. Meanwhile, Earth Fare celebrates its 40th year; Burial Beer Co. hosts a farmhouse ale-themed foodie event; and The…Breakfast and lunch tacos inspired by the cuisine of Austin, Texas, and Mexico will be the focus at new West Asheville eatery TacoBilly.
- Western North Carolina's first recovery rally happens Saturday, Sept. 19, at Lake Junalaska, with a recovery walk around the lake. The event will draw together health care professionals, law enforcement…
- This week's roundup includes a documentary series at the East Asheville Library, the annual Movies by Movers Festival at Appalachian State University, two special screenings of 20 Feet from Stardom…
- It’s no secret: The shortage of affordable housing in the Asheville area is one of our community’s biggest problems. Contributing factors include a growing population, the high demand for both…Making a living as a farmer is tough anywhere, but it’s particularly true in the North Carolina mountains. Western North Carolina lost 18 percent of its farms — more than…There’s a crossroads between Buxton and Banks avenues, even though they don’t intersect. These blocklong, parallel, South Slope streets are lined with places to buy things, eat, drink and make…Charitable organizations, food pantries and community gardens are working hard to combat hunger in WNC. And at the heart of those efforts, are hundreds of committed volunteers.
- "It seems that legalization and good regulation is a much more reasonable approach to the situation than hiring a person to seek us out and impose hefty fines.""Locally, my wife and I have started Papa and Mama Bear’s Peace Garden, a place where people can come and enjoy an experience of peace.""Lindsey gets it, and she’s proven she can get it done. Asheville needs Lindsey Simerly.""Everyone I have ever talked to agrees that it’s a potential death trap.""Knee-jerk legislation like the Airbnb ban in residential neighborhoods only helps the big hotel business and my Council should represent me, not Marriott."After recently unearthing (unmonumenting?) a time capsule put there in 1897 from the now-refurbished Vance monument memorial in downtown Asheville, plans to place a new capsule into the rededicated monument…"[Julie Mayfield] is a valuable member of the city’s Multimodal Transportation Commission, where she has taken the lead on important issues, including improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.""Many of us celebrate Asheville as Beer City, Bee City or Tree City, but what do we do to nurture peace among the people of all races and backgrounds whose…"If you see cruelty to animals at a state or county fair, you can file a cruelty-to-animals complaint.""Lindsey has proven her commitment to serving as a political voice for many in this community that struggle to have their voices heard.""While I agree that addicts should be treated as people suffering from a lethal condition and not as criminals, I think that it is also as important to present addicts…