- Open Coven, a new collective designed to assist fledgling as well as experienced artists in discovering the sacred process of making art, offers indoor and outdoor workshops this fall.Episodes include topics such as racism, police misconduct, suicide, rape culture and toxic masculinity. “All the conversations are tough — it won’t be celebrity gossip,” Weighs says.Vocalist Paul Janeway discusses his group's new album and not wanting to be known as merely a live band.The Chicago-based experimental duo returns to The Mothlight on Sept. 29.On Saturday, Sept. 29, Say It Loud will debut at 22 London Road. The collection explores issues of beauty, gender, ethnic identity and stereotypes.The annual celebration of regional culture takes place Sept. 29 at Western Carolina University.Those yearning for a thorough version of this classic will find it here. The cast rises to the emotional challenge and reminds us how wild and untamed Williams' Cat on…The recent Asheville transplants play a record release party Sept. 29 at Foggy Mountain Brew Pub.Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater and artists from Durham and Burlington perform Sept. 28-29 at The BeBe Theatre.
- In 2014, the owner of Charley King's Jamaican sauce business received hip and femur replacements and rehabilitative therapy with support from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division…Artists and gallery owners are recognizing the benefits of incorporating craft beverage sales into their business models.The goal looks the same for everyone involved: an equitable, resilient system where all community members have access to plenty of nutritious, fresh food.The new owner of the Asheville Coffee Expo has big plans for its future. But Abby Dickinson isn’t changing a thing for this year’s event, to be held Saturday, Sept.…
- The nonprofit Under One Sky Village Foundation provides camp and learning experiences to children in foster care and those who have been adopted. Constant disruption and dislocation are experiences nearly…Every fall, between late September and early October, monarch butterflies migrate from the Northeastern U.S. to Mexico, with many passing over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although fewer monarchs are making…Local city governments offer leaf collection and processing services, but residents can also put their own fallen leaves to good use.
- The Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to Pack Library, the Astronomy Club of Asheville hosts the director of a new Saturn documentary and more.
- In the final months of 1922, news spread that E.W. Grove had plans to raze the original Battery Park Hotel and demolish the hill it stood atop. Not everyone was…Earlier this summer, Kenilworth residents followed up on a complaint first sent to the city of Asheville in September 2017. They allege that changes Mission has made to address their…In this week's news in brief, read about the Sunday, Sept. 30, event that promises to help you get more engaged in shaping city government. Learn which Buncombe County teachers…Firestorm Books & Coffee and The Steady Collective announced that they had formally appealed their notices of violation on Sept. 17. The appeals will likely be considered at the next…At the first of three planned Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters' candidate forums, the Republican candidate for N.C. Senate District 49 made an unusual request: Don't take my picture…A handful of former Buncombe County employees had a message for commissioners during their regular meeting on Sept. 18: “Please consider the retirees.”
- "We can protect wildlife by rinsing jars and replacing the lids, folding back the tab on beverage cans to block the hole, crushing cans before recycling them and cutting apart…"We the people can speak out and vote for a future in which our country will match our desire for guns with our moral restraint; our wealth with our wisdom;…"The biological fact is clear that being lucky in belonging to a favorable genetic pool, of growing up in the 'right' neighborhood, of having a lighter skin color, of one’s…"What puzzles me about this widespread, hazardous herbicidal spraying all along the length of N.C. 251 in the French Broad River basin is why?""Asheville can become a gilded city, where locals drink from gold-plated reusable straws and feel good about themselves, or it can strive toward a more inclusive vision."