The Clydes will be performing the fundraiser concert along with Taylor Martin and Aaron “Woody” Wood, Billy Cardine and North of Too Far Downs, Evelyn’s Couch and others.
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Conscious party: Keeping the old ways alive
Multi-generational entertainers David Holt and Josh Goforth exemplify the value of cultural continuance. They’ll perform a benefit show for the Center for Cultural Preservation at Blue Ridge Community College on Wednesday, March 30.
UPDATE: Paint the Town Red with the Red Cross
Tips are highly encouraged at this competitive bartending event, not only to raise extra funds, but also because the celebrity guest with the most overflowing jar will be crowned the Mardi Gras King or Queen. The benefit night is at various bars on Fat Tuesday, March 29.
Conscious party: The Vagina Monologues benefits Helpmate
Popular play The Vagina Monoluges covers “all the weird things we have to go through as women,” according to show organizer Allison Taylor. Her cast of local volunteers talks gender and sexuality at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Feb. 27, in support of domestic violence nonprofit Helpmate.
Harlem Wizards perform a basketball show to benefit Oakley Elementary
On Friday, Feb. 5, the Harlem Wizards take the court at at the Kimmel Arena against local athletes to raise money for Oakley Elementary School.
Feeling Fancy: Madison Has Heart hosts 3rd annual Fanciful Flea fundraiser in Marshall Feb. 13
To help its neighbors in Madison County manage these costs, local nonprofit organization Madison Has HEArT is hosting its third annual Fanciful Flea event on February 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Marshall Island Studios in downtown Marshall.
Chaotic Good: Asheville game store hosts 24-hour charity roleplay marathon
This weekend, adventurers will gather for Dungeons & Donations 2, the second Dungeons & Dragons marathon for charity.
Home, sweet home: Mountain Housing Opportunities celebrates The Villas at Fallen Spruce Apartments
In its latest efforts to increase the availability of affordable housing, the nonprofit organization Mountain Housing Opportunities hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gift registry drive Thursday evening at its brand new apartment complex, The Villas at Fallen Spruce Apartments, just off New Leicester Highway. MHO staff, partner organizations, sponsors, local and state government officials were […]
Deck the halls: Madison Has Heart holds Dec. 5 Christmas sale of vintage collectibles at historic Walnut church
Wintertime in the mountains, with its temperature variances and extreme weather conditions, can be a harsh season for residents of western North Carolina. For those with limited financial means living in isolated areas of the region, the cost of simply heating one’s home can be difficult to manage. To help support those in need of […]
Smart bets: Montford Park Players’ Masquerade Ball
Arrive at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, for an early peek at auction items, or stroll into the Masonic Temple at 7 p.m., for the event’s official kickoff.
A healthy dose of music and friendship to help Kenny Capps battle cancer
Days before heading to Atlanta for surgery and a month of isolation to combat an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer, Black Mountain resident Kenny Capps will be the guest of honor at a benefit concert organized by his friends. White Horse Black Mountain hosts the show on Thursday, Aug. 13.
R3MiX3D fundraiser and Moogfest afterparty
Following a Monday, April 14 fire, local business owner Wendy Owens lost the contents of her store, R3MiX3D (remixed). Located on Merrimon Avenue, near Luella’s Bar-B-Que, the store served UNC-Asheville students as well as the North Asheville community. Owens told Xpress that she had chosen the location with the idea to create an artistic hub. […]
Flirt with the ‘green faerie’ at Asheville Art Museum cocktail event
Anyone who has sipped on the delightfully potent “green faerie” knows that she is a magical little vixen indeed. Thanks to Mary Rich Hill and her company Spirit Savvy, you can discover for yourself the charms of absinthe at the Dance With the Green Faerie benefit for the Asheville Art Museum this Sunday.
Boards + Bands + Beers
Local skateboard and apparel company Ashevillian holds a launch party/benefit for non-profit A.skate Foundation that includes a skating competition, live bands, videos and a raffle. Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. $8 until 8 p.m. on Sept. 14 and $10 after 8 p.m. $2 of each ticket will go to A.skate Foundation. Photos by Ashevillian.
Get inked for the Asheville Humane Society this Sunday during ‘Paws for a Cause’ benefit
For the fifth year in a row, tattoo artists at Freak & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow will be putting permanent paw-prints on people’s hearts, ankles, arms and who knows where else to raise money for the Asheville Humane Society in a nonstop tattoo marathon this Sunday, Aug. 25.
ActionFest returns to Asheville with Homeward Bound benefit
Beginning April 19, ActionFest will once again bring the best in world action cinema to Asheville — this time with a monthly ActionFest Film Series, the first of which will benefit Homeward Bound.
UPDATE: Help the restaurant community raise money for a friend in need
Asheville bartenders and restaurateurs unite to raise money for The Junction’s bar manager, Jason Crosby, who was recently diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.
Putting housing first: Champagne bar hosts benefit today to end homelessness
While sipping on a glass of wine or grabbing a late night coffee, residents can help fund an organization working to end homelessness locally and stopping people from spending the night in the harsh winter weather. “Every time it is cold and I go into my own house, I think, ‘It is not OK that people in our community are sleeping outside tonight,” says Emily Ball, director of community engagement at Homeward Bound of Asheville.
Sound Check: Town Mountain
Town Mountain talks to Xpress (and gives us an exclusive performance) in advance of their Jan. 18 performance at Isis. That show, presented by FATE, benefits MANNA Foodbank and includes fellow bluegrass outfit Sanctum Sully. Click through for the video.
Arcade Art and Fashion Show
The event, which benefits Hemophilia of N.C., takes place on Thursday, Dec. 13. Photo by Studio-828 Photography.
Wall Street goes to the dogs – for a good cause
Animal Haven of Asheville held its first annual Bark-O-Ween on Sun. Oct 21. Dogs of all descriptions (and those pesky owners) showed their stuff. (photos by Bill Rhodes)