Thanksgiving horror stories

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Cover Design Credit:

Elizabeth Bates, Norn Cutson and Alane Mason

Cover Photography Credit:

Norn Cutson (Illustration)
Thanksgiving focuses on gratitude, food and family. But sometimes, plans can go awry. This week, Asheville residents share their offbeat and not-so-perfect Thanksgiving memories.


  • Asheville’s escape rooms offer claustrophobic fun

    -by Jonathan Rich
    A new form of entertainment has arrived in Asheville where small groups of people pay to be locked in a room filled with puzzles and clues that may facilitate their…
  • Smart bets: Wish List Celebration

    -by Alli Marshall
    American Folk Art compiled a “gift closet” stocked with special works from the 40 artists who the gallery showcases. The show opens for Black Friday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m.
  • Davis Miller’s memoir documents his long friendship with Muhammad Ali

    -by Corbie Hill
    The memoir Approaching Ali is a collection of vignettes covering 27 years of friendship and even further back. Author Davis Miller will launch his book at Malaprop's Tuesday, Dec. 1.
  • Smart bets: Renshaw Davies

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The musicians’ minimalist live sound — “two voices, a guitar and some beat,” according to an online bio — returns to 5 Walnut Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 5-7 p.m.
  • Asheville Vaudeville finds a new home at Toy Boat Community Art Space

    -by Timothy Burkhardt
    Dapper and diabolical master of ceremonies Onkel Woland is part of variety show Asheville Vaudeville, which returns to Toy Boat Community Art Space Saturday, Nov. 28 for a night of…
  • Smart bets: DubConscious

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The Ooga Booga Shooga Giving Thanks Family Reunion Shows mini-tour stops at New Mountain Saturday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m., with Piper Street Sound and Free Radio opening and Futexture…
  • The Juan Benavides Group moves its weekly residency to The Millroom

    -by Kyle Petersen
    The local world music outfit has outgrown its popular spot at 5 Walnut. The move to The Millroom triples capacity and promises room for dancing.
  • Smart bets: Joshua Messick

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Check out Messick’s album Hammered Dulcimer Christmas for a glimpse at the multitude of holiday-themed tunes he’ll perform live at White Horse Black Mountain Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and…



  • Land of Sky’s Living Healthy program offers path to better living

    -by Nicki Glasser
    For Western North Carolina residents with chronic health problems, help is nearby. Mars Hill resident Peggy McConnell has several chronic conditions, including atrial fibrillation, which wakes her up in the  night. Although she is receiving…


  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Asheville-set satirical web comedy "Transplanting" holds a free holiday party at The Mothlight and the new sci-fi/horror series "Monster of the Week" seeks area writers.