- The LEAF Global Arts center will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 14 with a series of events.“One of the reasons I felt comfortable living [in Asheville was because] there are some amazing musicians here who I’ve become friends with," says Mike Savino. "I’ve felt very welcomed…The Living Arts Foundation’s latest show debuts Feb. 13.Asheville's newest Valentine's Day soirée doesn’t quite embody traditional romance.The acclaimed dance company performs at Diana Wortham Theatre, Feb. 14 and 15.The Sublime Theater's new play debuts Feb. 13 at at The BeBe Theater.The author discusses her new book at Malaprop's on Feb. 13.
- For Valentine's Day, couples from Sweeten Creek, Hillman, Highland, Asheville Brewing and Ginger's Revenge talk about sharing a workplace.High-quality ingredients, skill and a lot of time — often up to two days — go into the preparation of the soups at many Asheville-area restaurants.Where to eat for Valentine's Day? You've got options. Also: Asheville Celtic Festival debuts; Doc Brown’s BBQ hosts a vegan pop-up; and plenty more in this week's Small bites.
- Two WNC farmers are featured in a new health care documentary and the monthly Asheville Filmmaker Mixer features a Producers Panel Q&A.
- Poet Langston Hughes visited Asheville in 1949, offering a series of talks. Not everyone in town agreed on the poet's merit.ASHEVILLE, N.C.Public health nursing is all about getting out into the community to improve people’s health where they live, work and eat. It may not be glamorous, but it’s an opportunity…All nine Asheville City Council candidates shared their thoughts and ideas on everything from climate change to raising employee wages at the Asheville City Council Candidate Forum hosted by Mountain…Most of those who spoke were in support of declaring Buncombe a “Second Amendment sanctuary” where officials would pledge not to enact or enforce laws that threaten the right to…Candidates in the Republican primary for North Carolina's U.S. House of Representatives District 11 seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.Candidates in the Democratic primary for North Carolina's U.S. House of Representatives District 11 seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.
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