Poets Daniel Ladinsky and Tracey Schmidt will read at Malaprop’s on Saturday, Feb. 18. World musician Chris Rosser adds accompaniment. Because the event sold out, a second reading has been added for Sunday, Feb. 19.
Browse local artwork, rock out in a dive bar, hike through a forest or learn about puppies this weekend, all for the price of a large coffee. As always, share more budget-friendly events in the comments section.
Design*Sponge was declared the “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times. Meet founder Grace Bonney and enjoy crafty fun at Malaprop’s on Tuesday.
Members of local steampunk group S.P.A.T.S. posed for photos outside the Wedge Brewery.
Local author Sarah Addison Allen returns with her newest magical-realism novel, The Peach Keeper. The book will be released on Tuesday, March 22.
The author of Under the Tuscan Sun and, most recently, Every Day in Tuscany celebrates the release of the latter in paperback with an author event (Wednesday, March 16) and Tuscan reception, catered by Laurey’s.
What sparkles in When We Were Strangers, Pamela Schoenewaldt’s novel of the American dream, is the appreciation for all things organically wonderful.
In 2001, local poet, playwright, teacher and activist Christine Lassiter died from cancer. Ten years after her death, the community she helped to form held a memorial reading of her poetry at Malaprop’s, featuring a who’s who of Asheville poets and performers. Xpress presents a few videos from that event.
Art and music dominate this weekend’s to-do list, so don’t forget your monocle and earplugs. And while you’re here, check out Clubland for a complete schedule of the weekend’s music.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon comes out in paperback on Wednesday, Feb. 9; Malaprop’s holds a book signing event.
Let’s see what Asheville would be like if Public Interest Projects never existed. Start on Haywood Street, where there would not be the Asheville Hotel, which has some of the lowest-rent apartments in downtown. That little hometown bookstore (Malaprop’s) on the first floor would also not be there. How about the first large condo project […]
With everything else in the works, don’t forget to lineup your fall and winter reading (you don’t want to be caught at the first teacher conference/doctor’s appointment/family holiday get-together/snow storm without a good book). To help you decide what to read, check out these author events.
A recent vegetarian cook-off at Malaprop’s highlighted great local ingredients. Cale LeFevre made some bangin’ squash fritters, and Xpress has the recipe.
Rue McClanahan, the actress who portrayed the man-crazy Golden Girl, died this week. Xpress looks back at McClanahan’s Asheville visit.
All Other Nights, Dara Horn’s latest literary offering (W.W. Norton & Company, 2009), tells the gripping story of a Jewish spy who works as a Union agent in the south during the Civil War; former Xpress staffer Cecil Bothwell introduces his latest book, Whale Falls: An exploration of belief and its consequences.
Asheville High auditorium was packed to the gills with book-toting fans of Barbara Kingsolver, who spoke and read from her new novel, The Lacuna, this evening at Asheville High School auditorium. “Let there be no doubt,” reported @mountainxpress via Twitter, “Asheville is a town of book lovers.”
This week is bonus week on Book Report: Two reviews. Local author Kendall Hale published her memoir and former MIT professor Steven Pinker stops by Malaprop’s. Get reading, people.
The Haywood Park project is big: On that, everyone agrees. Developer Tony Fraga‘s proposed megaproject would fill up much of the block between Page Avenue and Haywood Street in downtown Asheville, including a 100-unit, high-rise condominium tower; a 200-room, 23-story hotel; 42,000 square feet of office space; 80,000 square feet of retail space; and 506 […]
Welcome to the Asheville of the early ‘80s—a period when restaurant development would play an important role in bolstering the emergence of downtown as a recreational and entertainment destination. Two key events in 1979 undoubtedly fueled the incipient stirrings of social activity in downtown Asheville: the launch of the Bele Chere festival, now a downtown […]