Agape, a by-donation art-and-music event at Ananda Hair Studio, benefits Girls on the Run and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The community is invited to attend a memorial event and fundraiser honoring the life of Summer Kolesar on Saturday, April 16, at the Odyssey School.
The third annual Freedom Ball and fundraiser for N.C. death row exoneree Edward Chapman features an impressive lineup of local performers including David LaMotte (songwriter and acoustic guitarist), Skinny Legs & All (a soul, blues and funk ensemble fronted by talented teens, pictured), The Krektones (surf rock) and Kinjah (reggae).
In advance of the Saturday, April 30 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, the local group has released another fun — and poignant! — video.
All proceeds from the Saturday, Feb. 26 carnival-themed festivities benefit the Children’s Welfare League, a local nonprofit dedicated to the education and welfare of underprivileged children in Buncombe County.
The second annual live and silent auction for OpenDoors, a not-for-profit dedicated to helping at-risk youth, promises to be a celebratory occasion featuring original art, food, wine, beer and “explosive hot jazz” performed by the Firecracker Jazz Band. Get your tickets by Monday, Feb. 7.
The second annual Moulin Rouge Gala gets hot on Feb. 12 with belly dancing and a Bollywood theme to benefit Caring for Children.
—Image of last year’s cabaret-themed Moulin Rouge courtesy of Asheville Event Planning
Pizza, brew and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2010 Warren Haynes Christmas Jam at Craggie Brewing Co.’s upcoming benefit for MANNA, held on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m.
A fundraiser for a “bright little girl with Cerebral Palsy” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Enka High School.
With scrumptious food catered by Cucina 24, The Market Place Restaurant, Bouchon Bistro and Izzy’s Coffee Den, plus local beer crafted by Craggie Brewing and a colorful fashion show inspired by the plays in N.C. Stage’s 2010-2011 season, Play Local promises to be a lively party supporting educational and artistic opportunities at N.C. Stage.
Night of the Bass Zombies is this weekend; Halloween week brings a special tour by Better Tours of Asheville, a haunted corn maze race, trick-or-treating at a haunted museum and a CD release by Hellblinki on the LaZoom bus.
The Friday, June 4 show at The Rocket Club also features other Chuck Lichenberger and Stephanie Morgan projects, wigs, capes, personas and musical expressions.
The Asheville Twitter Festival gathering on Thursday, March 25, raises funds for Concern Worldwide and benefits the cause of education.
Pick your favorite eatery from the list of more than 20 that are participating. Then grab a table and nosh as usual: 10 percent of your bill will be donated to the Red Cross in support of ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.