In October of 1918, as the flu pandemic infected Asheville residents, the Masonic Temple opened its doors to the city’s sick African-American population.
Xpress joins paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren and company as they delve into mysterious rumors of secret tunnels hidden beneath the Asheville Masonic Temple.
Attendees were treated to rare solo acoustic performances by three talented indie artists in an atypical setting.
Through use of a wide array of supremely challenging and/or obscure vocal techniques, the group creates a sound like nothing else. The modern classical Roomful of Teeth comes to the Masonic Temple on Thursday, April 28, as this month’s marquee event in Free Range Asheville’s inaugural season.
For those turned off by classical theater, Montford Park Players 44th season opener, staged at the gorgeous Masonic Temple, may change their outlook altogether. An Evening Celebrating Shakespeare includes the one-act plays The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw and The Upstart Crow by Vincent Dowling.
A flotilla of food trucks will converge on the Masonic Temple downtown on Saturday, April 2, for the third annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown. This year promises the largest contest yet, with 15 food trucks revving up for the event, which serves as a kickoff to Asheville’s food truck season. A wide range of cuisines will be brought to the table […]
The raucous 1980s jukebox musical is a love story full of elaborate, high-energy dance numbers. It’s set to some of the biggest glam rock hits of the MTV generation, including songs by Poison, Styx, Twisted Sister and others. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Masonic Temple.
Smiling Hara Tempeh is bolstering its partnership with Whole Foods with the release of a new heat-and-eat product line in addition to opening a new factory; winter farmers markets are kicking off in Western North Carolina; MANNA FoodBank warehouse is sporting a new roof, thanks to several local businesses; and PennyCup Coffee Co. has a new downtown store.
The Halloween-themed fundraiser, held at the Asheville Masonic Temple, features live music, dance, an art exhibit and live auction.
Once upon a time, before the fast-paced world of entertainment we’re accustomed to, there was Noël Coward. His plays were the height of upper crust British humor, depicting high society and often sinking to the lowest depths of humanity (thereby mocking the stereotype). Coward’s style and wit became the forbear of early cinema and the […]
Dancer and choreographer Lindsey Kelley came to Asheville in 2010 with a dream of founding her own dance company. Arriving in town with experience in modern dance and ballet, the Florida native immediately began working toward that vision. It wasn’t until the winter of 2013, however, that things really clicked into place. Kelley formed a […]
Asheville’s second Food Truck Showdown is rolling into downtown. About a dozen mobile eateries will compete for the title of “Best Truck in Asheville” on Saturday, March 14. In addition to food, the family-friendly event offers face painting, a live DJ set and free puppy snuggles.
To those who think the celebration of romantic love is just a Hallmark company construct: not quite. Since the 1700s, lovers have been giving each other handwritten cards, flowers and sweets. It wasn’t until the 19th century that Valentine’s Day cards were mass-produced. But 200 years of tradition doesn’t mean you have to give in […]
The performance, the first in a planed series, is called Temple of the Muse: Reclamation of Stolen Fire and features puppets and butoh, cabaret and theatrical dance performances by local and visiting artists.
Three of hip-hop culture’s four pillars — MCing, DJing and graffiti writing — are alive and well in Asheville. As for B-boying, while it has flourished in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro and even Fayetteville, the fourth pillar is largely absent on the local scene. “It just hasn’t soaked in so much,” says Brett Rock, a local […]
Local dance troupe Lindsey Kelley Dance — headed by Florida native Kelley, an Asheville transplant since 2010, presents its first evening-length performance on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. Shows take place at the Masonic Temple at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 online or at the door. The production, “Legend of the Shim Sham,” […]
The Asheville Masonic Temple is now officially the “permanent home of the indoor season of the Montford Park Players.”