Articles by: Jason Sandford

Photo: Sympath, an artisan with Poocharam Federation, receives vital, fair income for her handcrafted palm leaf streamers in Vellore, India.

Ten Thousand Villages marks 25th anniversary in Asheville with special events

Ten Thousand Villages will kick off its celebration with a May 11 reception.

VIDEO: Asheville Butoh Festival, and more weekend things to do

VIDEO: Asheville Butoh Festival, and more weekend things to do

As always, there’s plenty to see and do around Asheville this weekend.

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Hemp farm pilot project approved for Western North Carolina

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Hemp farm pilot project approved for Western North Carolina

Also, Music Video Asheville celebrates its 10th anniversary, and much more.

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Mamacita’s closed for renovations

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Mamacita’s closed for renovations

There’s a raft of other restaurant-related news, so read on for more.

by April 17, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: Duke Energy looking at prime downtown Asheville property for substation

Word on the street: Duke Energy looking at prime downtown Asheville property for substation

Duke Energy has been on the hunt for a handful of locations for new substations that would serve a growing city.

by April 17, 2017 4 comments Asheville News
Where to watch the Final Four, and more things to do around Asheville

Where to watch the Final Four, and more things to do around Asheville

Here’s a quick look at some of what to do around Asheville this weekend, including our pick of five places around town to watch the NCAA basketball tournament’s Final Four games on Saturday and national championship game on Monday. Thursday Asheville City Soccer Kick-Off Party, 6-9 p.m. at Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top near Biltmore Village: Celebrate AVL’s new soccer team[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Haywood Common restaurant coming to West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Haywood Common restaurant coming to West Asheville

More of what’s going around: -The owners Belly Up Truck food truck have announced that they’re planning to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 507 Haywood Road in West Asheville. It will be called Haywood Common. -Sky Zone trampoline park is finally open in south Asheville. Finally. -John Fleer is a finalist for a James Beard Award this year, in the[Read More…]

by March 27, 2017 4 comments Asheville News
Asheville area tailgate markets start opening this weekend

Asheville area tailgate markets start opening this weekend

Reminder: There’s a new location for Asheville City Market.

by March 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Cat Fly Film Fest, new Asheville film festival, puts spotlight on indie filmmakers

Cat Fly Film Fest, new Asheville film festival, puts spotlight on indie filmmakers

The new film festival is created by and for local indie film artists, with a focus on Asheville talent.

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, Asheville film
Poster artist McPherson featured at Horse + Hero in Asheville Friday

Poster artist McPherson featured at Horse + Hero in Asheville Friday

McPherson’s work recently graced the cover of Hi-Fructose magazine.

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Soundcheck AVL: David Earl Tomlinson, The Moon and You debut new albums

Soundcheck AVL: David Earl Tomlinson, The Moon and You debut new albums

David Earl’s show is set for Saturday at Isis Music Hall, while The Moon and You will celebrate at N.C. Stage on Sunday.

by March 18, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Downtown After 5 2017 lineup announced: Lyric, Stump Mutts, Josh Phillips, more

Downtown After 5 2017 lineup announced: Lyric, Stump Mutts, Josh Phillips, more

Cedric Burnside, Whiskey Shivers, Sonny Knight & The Lakers, The Northside Gentlemen and more fill out the lineup.

by March 18, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
VIDEO St. Patrick’s Day parties in Asheville, other weekend events

VIDEO St. Patrick’s Day parties in Asheville, other weekend events

Here’s your weekend roundup, including highlights of St. Patrick’s Day parties around town.

by March 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
At Asheville’s Masonic meeting place, a new temple honoring food, music

At Asheville’s Masonic meeting place, a new temple honoring food, music

First up is a March 24 dinner featuring Chefs Steven Goff and Graham House.

Asheville web ninja makes public records requests simple

Asheville web ninja makes public records requests simple

Just submit your public records request and the Sunshine Request team takes it from there.

by March 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Open Hearts moving to South Slope

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Open Hearts moving to South Slope

Also, Frostbite ice cream shop is opening a second location on Merrimon Avenue, and more.

by March 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Affordable housing for Asheville artists is topic of March 22 meeting

Affordable housing for Asheville artists is topic of March 22 meeting

The event kicks off a year-long feasibility assessment and market study by Artspace to determine affordable housing solutions.

by March 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville News
Transformus seeks new location after talks break down with Mills River host

Transformus seeks new location after talks break down with Mills River host

Deerfields in Mills River hosted the land of Mysteria for 13 years.

by March 14, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Green Opportunities to operate a food truck

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Green Opportunities to operate a food truck

Also, the UNC Asheville women’s basketball team is red hot heading into tournament time, and more.

by March 14, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Rooted in Asheville, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo breaks through w/ Grammy, movie deal

Rooted in Asheville, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo breaks through w/ Grammy, movie deal

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will hold an EP release show at The Orange Peel on Sunday.

by March 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Theater review: ‘Terry Tempest’ an entertaining dark comedy

Theater review: ‘Terry Tempest’ an entertaining dark comedy

Under the direction of Rodney Smith, this ensemble is having a good time, and so are we.

by March 13, 2017 1 comment Asheville arts, Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Woodfin plans new arts incubator, River Arts North

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Woodfin plans new arts incubator, River Arts North

Also, a new pizza joint called Driftless Kitchen is opening up in the Asheville Food Park, and more.

by March 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate closing temporarily for construction work

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate closing temporarily for construction work

Also, the city’s development office is overwhelmed with work and limiting hours, and much more.

by March 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Oak & Grist Distillery prepares to open in Black Mountain

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Oak & Grist Distillery prepares to open in Black Mountain

Also, it’s going to snow some in and around Asheville this weekend, and much more.

by March 10, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien