Still more of what’s happening around town:
–Digable Planets apparently really dug Asheville. During their show Tuesday night at The Orange Peel, members of the hip-hop crew, which is on a reunion tour, sported Moog Music T-shirts and said they were gifted a Moog synthesizer. That inspired Digable to write a song, which they busted out at the show. Good stuff.
-A new bowling entertainment center complex will open in late 2017 on the grounds of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, according to a press release. Here’s more:
Officials and leaders from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, along with officials from Harrah’s Cherokee, broke ground on the Bowling Entertainment Center at the casino resort on Tuesday, July 19.
“It’s been proven many, many times in business that without growth and without change, business would die,” said Shawn Crowe, an EBCI tribal member who served as the emcee for Tuesday’s event.
Tribal Council passed a resolution in February to build the $13 million Bowling Entertainment Center. The resolution, submitted by Principal Chief Patrick Lambert, has the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians responsible for half or roughly $6.5 million of the price tag with the TCGE (Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise) being responsible for the other half.
-The crew from Dog Tag Art recently visited Brother Wolf’s new no-kill shelter in Leicester. Check out their story here. More:
Unlike their human counterparts, pets can’t plan for the future. Felix doesn’t have a 401(k), and Fido doesn’t get disbursements from a pension.
To offset animals’ vulnerability, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue devised a plan for creatures that can’t plan for themselves. On 80 acres of pasture and forest near Asheville, North Carolina, the no-kill animal shelter is working to create the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary, its second local facility.
Amid rolling hills of idyllic pasture, animals who have encountered setbacks and unforeseen challenges find shelter and care indefinitely.
–Irene Wortham Center will be hosting a fundraiser at Iannucci’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant from 11 am to 9 pm on Tuesday, July 26. Just come by anytime on Tuesday, eat some great food and 10 percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Irene Wortham Center.
-Asheville’s Blue Ridge Pride Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Here’s more:
In response to recent events and legislation affecting the community, the theme adopted for this year will be “Color our World with Pride and Love!” This positive stand of “Love triumphs over hate” will show all the diversity and welcoming atmosphere of Asheville’s proud LGBTQ community and allies. The celebration will last all day from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. with continuous music, dancing, and entertainment on the main stage in front of City Hall.
Sprawling over the entire area of Pack Square Park and up towards the Vance Monument, the festival attracts over 100 booths of area organizations, Non-Profits, businesses and vendors. It is expected that an even larger number of visitors will attend this year as a show of support and solidarity for Asheville’s LGBTQ community.
-On Aug. 28 at The Orange Peel, North Carolina musicians will raise their voices to take a stand against the stage’s “bathroom bill,” according to a press release. Here’s more:
Tickets here. Performers include: Orlando Parker, Jr. Someone’s Sister Stephanie Morgan Doc Aquatic The Camel City Collective David Burney (of Johnny Folsom 4) & Steve Eisenstadt Jeffrey Dean Foster Jon Lindsay (full band) Brett Harris (full band) Polecat Creek Reunion (Laurelyn Dossett, Kari Sickenberger & Natalya Weistein) with special guest Alice Gerrard Tres Chicas (Caitlin Cary, Lynn Blakey & Tonya Lamm) 6 String Drag shirlette ammons Gary Jules The Dead Tongues The Veldt The Fireside Collective
-Here’s a cool event happening Friday down on the South Slope:
On behalf of the Asheville Area Arts Council and the MUX: Asheville Video Art Festival, we invite you to attend the MUX: Asheville VAF’s Afternoon of Artist Talks & Live Performances, this Friday, July 22, from 4-8 pm at The Refinery, with guest artist Victorine van Alphen of the Netherlands, and work from local artists Carmelo Pampillonio and Alec Sturgis.
Aside from the artists who will be presenting, work from the Main MUX Exhibition will continue to be exhibited on Friday and for the duration of the month of July, during normal gallery hours.
The first half of the afternoon will consist of an interactive presentation with van Alphen, followed by sound art presentations of Sturgis & Pampillonio’s work.
The event is free & open to the public. Beers will be served.