Mardi Party Asheville style cover

Mardi Party Asheville style

Volume
21
/ Issue
29

Cover Design Credit:

Anna Whitley

Cover Photography Credit:

Hayley Benton
In the early 2000s, Fat Tuesday in Asheville was a loosely organized pub crawl attended by a handful of New Orleans transplants and their friends. These days, the observance has expanded to include krewes, the crowning of a king and queen and a parade viewed by thou- sands of revelers. Learn more about how local Mardi Gras celebrations laissez les bons temps rouler, Asheville-style.

arts

  • Smart bets: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    -by Alli Marshall
    “This is a special collaboration of forces in Asheville — Isis [Restaurant & Music Hall], New Mountain, Pisgah [Brewing Co.] and FATE come together for a evening of brass funk,”…
  • State of the Arts: The Etched Fable

    -by Kyle Sherard
    Each January, Blue Spiral 1 debuts artists and makers that are new to its collection, and often to Asheville, in its annual group exhibition New Times Three. The name derives from…
  • Bluegrass “character actor” Bryan Sutton takes a starring role

    -by Bill Kopp
    The Asheville music scene has its share of local-boy-makes-good stories. And with his 1997 debut onto the national scene, guitarist and Asheville native Bryan Sutton quickly made a major impression…
  • The evolution of the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Back in 2001, such a level of popularity and public acceptance seemed unlikely. But if the weather cooperates on Sunday, Feb. 15, Asheville Mardi Gras will draw an estimated 5,000…
  • Smart bets: Jackson Scott

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Inspiration from existential crises is nothing new in the music world. Psych-rocker Jackson Scott, however, ups the ante by blending both the highs and lows of 20-something Asheville life in…
  • Smart bets: Sisters of Song Review

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Led by eclectic musician Dawn Carol, the Sisters of Song Review draws on the talent of three local ladies — Carol, Tawney Sankey and Kim Smith — for an evening…
  • Smart bets: Robyn Hitchcock

    -by Kat McReynolds
    British solo artist Robyn Hitchcock pairs five cover songs with five original tunes in his latest self-described “elegiac record,” The Man Upstairs. “I am, after all this time, a guitarist…
  • Many splendored things: Valentine’s events in and around Asheville

    -by Alli Marshall
    To those who think the celebration of romantic love is just a Hallmark company construct: not quite. Since the 1700s, lovers have been giving each other handwritten cards, flowers and…

food

  • Heart of the matter: Fabulous feasts for Valentine’s Day

    -by Dorothy Foltz-Gray
    Asheville often expresses its ardor on a plate — especially around Valentine’s Day. This year, local restaurants are dishing up everything from farm-to-table to flamenco for the occasion.
  • Beer Scout: HiveMind Brew House

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    HiveMind Brew House is coming to the South Slope, Twin Leaf celebrates its first anniversary, Catawba Brewing is hiring, Oskar Blues is expanding its taproom and some crazy Valentine's Day…

living

  • Medical intuitives: Seeing the way to better health

    -by Nicki Glasser
    One day in massage school Teresa Eidt “saw” the inside of her client’s abdomen. “I was in awe. I was shown a cancerous ulcer on the internal wall of her…
  • Conscious Party: A roaring good time

    -by Michael McDonald
    WHAT: “Zelda and Scott Loved Dance” benefit WHERE: Homewood Estate, 19 Zillicoa St., Asheville WHEN: Friday, Feb. 13, 8-11:00 p.m. WHY: The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, started 36 years ago…
  • Preserving food security: Canning foods for donation

    -by Carrie Eidson
    For many of us, when we think of preserved foods, we picture our grandparents carefully canning tomatoes from their garden, or the menu at a trendy restaurant featuring sauerkraut or…

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