The activist group Asheville Survivors Coalition has focused in recent months on bringing public attention to claims of unwanted sexual attention by anonymous women against artist Jonas Gerard. While some local organizations and businesses have removed Gerard’s work from their facilities in the wake of the activists’ protests, others have not. The arts community’s response has taken a variety of forms.
Proceeds from the event will support the Henderson County chapter of Big Brother Big Sister, which currently serves 75 matches (a big and little) with mentoring in community and school settings.
Music from the ’80s and ’90s, a silent auction and raffle, and dressed up dancing are all on the agenda at Francine Delany New School for Children’s upcoming fundraiser. The event is at Isis on Friday, Feb. 3.
This year’s fundraising dinner — prepared by Michael Marshall of the Renaissance Hotel with pours from Biltmore Wines — will enable the Literacy Council to secure volunteer tutors for some 350 locals lacking reading, writing and language skills.
This weekend offers film, hikes, live painting, local music and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in entertainment on a budget.
This afternoon, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and local artist Jonas Gerard unveiled “Electric Mantra,” a painted steel sculpture which Gerard has gifted to the Asheville Visitor Center.
This weekend kicks off Thursday with a number of performances and continues with art, BBQ, the great outdoors and more. Know of other budget-friendly events happening locally? Share them with the community in the comments section below.
You name it, we’ve got it: art, film, puppets and even a parade. Save your hard-earned dough for holiday travels because you won’t need it for this lineup. And while you’re here, check out the Clubland calendar for your budget-friendly music events.