There’s typically a time limit for each presenter, and some open mics have a theme or a host to usher the evening along, but what happens in front of the microphone is, truly, wide open to possibility.
Americana, Indian music and icons of indie-rock and funk are all showcased in this edition.
Live and local shows featuring Americana, indie rock, boundary-pushing electronic music and raw rock ‘n’ roll are highlighted in this roundup.
Poison Free Asheville screens a documentary about mountain lion P-22 at UNCA, the Fine Arts shows a profile on Alice Walker and more.
Two community groups hold potluck supper screenings of a documentary on civil rights movement leader Bayard Rustin, the Bywater concludes its Swayze Crazy movies series and more.
The oral history project about Southern Presbyterian ministers’ activism during the Civil Rights era premieres Jan. 28 at White Horse Black Mountain.
White Horse Black Mountain continues its Movies and Meaning series, Casablanca Cigar Bar screens its namesake film and more.
AmiciMusic spotlight neglected works for violin and piano by minority composers, Jan. 5-7 at three different local venues.
The Collider screens Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary, BMCM+AC examines the German art school that was one of its primary influences and more.
The one-woman play about Daniel Boone’s wife Rebecca runs Oct. 27-28 at White Horse Black Mountain.
The Asheville Ski Club presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent on Thursday, Oct. 26; The Tryon International Film Festival runs Friday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 29; and The Reel Rock 12 film tour stops by Diana Wortham Theatre.
All four acts previewed in this edition have an Asheville connection. Three are based in town, and the other features a guitarist who lived here in recent years.
The local singer-songwriter swaps songs with Chuck Brodsky and Jonathan Byrd on Saturday, Oct. 7 at White Horse Black Mountain.
Grail Moviehouse celebrates Art House Theater Day, Mechanical Eye brings video artist Madsen Minax to town and more.
This week’s roundup includes Singapore’s diva of the Theremin, the Jason DeCristofaro Quartet, Sister Ivy and the Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble.
Whether you favor pig pickin’ or watermelon, live music or a dramatic reading of the “Declaration of Independence,” there’s something for everyone this holiday, and Xpress has all your pie-flavored, freedom-filled needs covered.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Acid Mothers Temple, Adrian Belew Power Trio and Electro-Music Asheville are in this week’s roundup.
White Horse screens a documentary about the My Daddy Taught Me That program, Arnold Wengrow debuts his book on Santo Loquasto and more.
A couple of traveling, storytelling troubadours, a regional jazz collective and some Irish music just in time for St. Patrick’s Day — those are the topics of this installment.
White Horse Black Mountain hosts the holiday show on Friday, Dec. 23
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