Poetry Open Mic Asheville, Dark City Poets Society and Punch Bucket Lit build community through welcoming, inclusive gatherings celebrating local authors and poets.
The duo will bring their eclectic brand of cello-punk to Fleetwood’s on Thursday, Nov. 15.
The music and spoken word performance event takes place Sept. 9 at The Block Off Biltmore.
Asheville-based writer Holly Amann has been named the winner of this year’s Xpress Poetry Contest. Writers were invited to submit work around the themes of sustainability, environmental awareness and/or reverence for nature.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Poetry Cabaret’s performance in Washington, D.C., a new craft spirits distillery called Eda Rhyne and a retrospective look at musician Ben Phan’s crowdfunding experience.
Theater, puppets, music and agriculture top this weekend’s most noteworthy happenings. So put on your sunscreen and brave the heat; these events will keep you entertained without breaking the bank. While you’re here, share your own budged-friendly events in the comments section at the bottom of the page.