Monsters’ ball: Halloween roundup

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Brent Brown (illustration)
Ride a bike, cut a rug, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There’s plenty of Halloween fun around WNC.


  • Wes Tirey celebrates a new album and book with a local performance

    -by Bill Kopp
    “The songs lend themselves to a lot of space,” Tirey says. “I don’t apply some kind of aesthetic intention; it just happens that way.” When it's proposed that there's a…
  • Smart bets: The Capitol Steps

    -by Emily Glaser
    Their performance in Asheville draws from their latest album, What to Expect When You’re Electing, and no politician is spared the whip of their witty charades at at Diana Wortham…
  • Austin-based Greyhounds strive for change and balance

    -by Alli Marshall
    The soul-rock band, with vocalist/keyboardist Anthony Farrell and vocalist/guitarist Andrew Trube, played the first RiverMusic concert this summer and returns to headline The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Oct. 29.
  • Smart bets: Lady Parts Justice League

    -by Emily Glaser
    The show, featuring Winstead with Helen Hong, Joyelle Johnson and Buzz Off, Lucille, takes the stage at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Oct. 30.
  • A roundup of local Halloween events

    -by Alli Marshall
    Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All…
  • Smart bets: Loreena McKennitt

    -by Emily Glaser
    McKennitt is playing a series of rare, intimate trio performances with veteran collaborators guitarist Brian Hughes and cellist Caroline Lavelle. The tour stops at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday,…
  • Smart bets: Weaverville Art Safari

    -by Emily Glaser
    Stroll downtown Weaverville or visit artists studios around North Buncombe County Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30.




  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Reel Rock Film Tour stops at Diana Wortham Theatre, the Grail hosts a voting rights film and panel discussion and Frank Thompson's monthlong horror seminar concludes.