- The tour for the new Dave Rawlings Machine album, Nashville Obsolete, brings Rawlings, Gillian Welch and their band to The Orange Peel Tuesday, Nov. 24.Isis Restaurant & Music Hall hosts the annual performance Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m.HGTR returns to The Grey Eagle Saturday, Nov. 21, the third show at the venue since the musicians' relocation a little over a year ago. In that time, the band…“We try to honor the local literary of whatever locale we happen to be in that year,” says Nort Carolin Writers' Network Executive Director Ed Southern. The three-day fall conference…Led by ASO music director and conductor Daniel Meyer, the show takes place at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m.“We both play with a lot of different musicians in Asheville,” says guitarist Shane Parish. “We play with people making roots, jazz and world music. So we're really involved in…Brownlee releases his poetry collection — the second work from spiritually-engaged local publisher Orison Books — with a free reading at Malaprop's Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.The release party for Billy Jonas Band's new Jewish-themed album will benefit Kids4Peace, an interfaith community of youths who attend camps and other events to promote harmony among different cultures.…Photographer William Wegman is easily identified by his muses — his own Weimaraners. He gives a lecture on his work and career at Diana Wortham Theatre Thursday, Nov. 19.
- Asheville and environs have seen considerable change in the 77 years since Wolfe’s death, yet many of the aspects he wrote (and sometimes fumed) about seem uncannily familiar. And as…From vegan centerpieces to creative ways to treat leftovers, local chefs offer homegrown ideas for Thanksgiving Day dishes.With the launch of his new Weaverville brewery, Zebulon Artisan Ales, former Green Man brewer Mike Karnowski aims to tap into the rich history of brewing and revive beer recipes…Oskar Blues' CAN'd Aid Foundation is seeking competitive talents for its chili cook-off in Brevard. Meanwhile, FEAST and Asheville Middle School team up for a pie fundraiser; MetroWines' Anita Riley…
- A gastroenterologist, a naturopath, and an herbalist show us why and how to thank goodness for the trillions of bacteria who busy themselves with our body-mind well-being.
- This week's roundup includes screenings at Pack Library and The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, clips from the ongoing documentary project Blanket Town, and new classes at the…
- The American chestnut tree's flavorful nuts were once a vital part of the diets of humans and wildlife alike in Western North Carolina. Its importance is remembered in the traditional…State-level PACs don’t typically get heavily involved in campaigning for municipal candidates. But, as in so many things, Asheville broke the mold.Standing on top of Mt. Katahdin, with more than 2,000 miles of trail behind him, local Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Gary Sizer already knew his journey wasn't yet over. A little…Thank you to all the Give!Local donors! The 60-day campaign is into its third week! The campaign provides a fun, fast and easy way to give online from $10 to $1000s.…
- "If this industry disturbs you, please help by refusing to support the horse-carriage industry and instead choose from the many other unique methods to tour Asheville.""What would most benefit residents and ratepayers is implementing programs that reduce consumption and eliminate the need to build more centralized power plants.""Sure, tofu turkey and all the other meat-free equivalents may be a stretch for some, but isn’t that what it means to be human —to continually move and stretch beyond…"The city needs to ban this practice before more carriages are added and the streets resemble the carriage cluster in cities like Savannah and Charleston.""It occurs to me that people who generalize about others and other regions of our country are slightly guilty of ignorance and a form of bigotry, which, of course, is…"Alongside great people (which Asheville has in abundance), great architecture is the single most important social, cultural and economic asset a city can possess.""Instead, we need Duke’s support for more renewables, and they could start by emulating Florida’s example: installing a solar power station that only uses natural gas as a backup.""I can only hope that those who are leading MAIN today remember the purpose it was founded for."