Asheville writer, blogger and conference organizer Kelby Carr is the author of the how-to guide Pinterest for Dummies, published just last month. She appeared at BookExpo America in New York City today, signing copies of her new book. Carr is the organizer of the Type-A Parent Conference (formerly the Type-A Mom Conference), which recently moved from Asheville to Charlotte. That’s[Read More…]
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Transit of Venus across the Sun: Rare astronomical event, 6 p.m. daytime viewing today at the Asheville Chamber parking lot
From the Astronomy Club of Asheville, a great family event: Come see this last-chance-in-your-lifetime event on Tuesday evening, June 5th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. — the transit of the planet Venus across the disk of our Sun. If you miss this Venus transit, you’ll have to wait until the year 2117 for the next oppoutunity! Our club will have safe solar[Read More…]
Asheville’s bountiful supper club and outdoors scene not enough for you? Check out Cycle to Farm, a metric-century (62-mile) bike ride that combines farm-to-table food with Asheville’s budding bike scene. New Belgium is on board as a sponsor. Cycle to Farm is sixty-two miles through farmland and greenways, with farm stops along the with samples included in the registration fee[Read More…]
Shared with permission. “Seen at The Walk during brunch: just a very pretty human being.” “Dustin Spagnola himself contemplates his work so far of Thich Quang Duc at the RAD warehouses. I can hardly express the fierce tenacity that he and Ishmael have in putting up their art there – On it every day and standing back and adjusting, composing, creating.[Read More…]
Colorado food blogger That Was Vegan? shares a trip with her mom, and some well-chosen gourmet vegan food from Laughing Seed, Plant, Green Light Cafe and Mellow Mushroom. Warning: reading this post will make you hungry. I chose the Tempeh Reuben with Daiya (and a side of kimchee salad) (and OMG that bread!): It was amazing. I never ate a Reuben[Read More…]
RAD street party Tuesday: Clingman Circle Celebration & River Arts District One Neighborhood Benefit
The Clingman Circle Celebration & RAD One Neighborhood Benefit is a traveling street party, benefit concert and silent auction. West End/Clingman Ave. neighbors and project supporters are invited to celebrate the recent completion of the $1.2 million Clingman Avenue streetscape enhancement project. From a Facebook event: On Tuesday June 5th at 5:30 PM, the public is invited to join Mayor Terry[Read More…]
Congrats to the crew behind the new Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Community Arts Space, coming to Asheville this month and funded by fans on June 2 via Kickstarter. The new space gives Asheville’s circus arts community (jugglers, acrobats, trapeze artists, aerialists, stilt walkers, puppeteers and more) a place to gather, rehearse, practice and even perform. Eighty-one backers were[Read More…]
Asheville musician Michael Libramento joins Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, appears in video for new single, “Never Go Back”
According to Stephanie Morgan of stephaniesid, Asheville musician Michael Libramento, who’s played locally with stephaniesid, Floating Action and Jar-E, has joined Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Check Libramento out above in the video to “Never Go Back,” the first single from the new Grace Potter release due June 12. Michael Libramento bio from the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts[Read More…]
Source: instagr.am via Jennifer on Pinterest Paper Crane Farm is in Marshall. Pic by Tina Glenn of Faerie Made.
A lovely new video of our mountains from ExploreAsheville. Music by Shannon Whitworth, “Spring Is Here.” Produced by Amplified Media. YouTube link.
From the AC-T: The developers of a new downtown microbrewery and restaurant announced Thursday that their 15-barrel operation and eatery should be open at 91 Biltmore Ave., next to The Orange Peel music venue, by the end of the year. Wicked Weed Brewing is a project of brothers Walt and Luke Dickinson and Ryan Guthy, as well as Guthy’s parents.[Read More…]
From an AC-T article today. A group of local investors and business owners has bought the Wedge Building from the estate of John Payne, the Asheville artist and River Arts District pioneer: A group of eight local investors has bought the Wedge building — home to working artists and their studios — as well as a popular local craft brewery[Read More…]
A roundup of things to do this weekend in Asheville, June 1-3. *** Micah Mackenzie, Proving Grounds: Ongoing through Aug. 5 at Pisgah Brewing Mackenzie’s opening reception was May 31, but this top local fashion photographer’s exhibit continues at Pisgah Brewing through August 5. https://www.facebook.com/events/246751215432256/ Friday Mermaids in Marshall 5 p.m. Parade of mermaids, pirates and sea creatures of all[Read More…]
Kiva.org brings a new peer-to-peer loan offering, Kiva Zip (beta) to Asheville in a pilot program that’s the first expansion beyond Kiva’s home base of San Francisco. Kiva Zip Asheville offers peer-to-peer loans of up to $5000 (at 0% interest during the pilot phase), with volunteer community “trustees” who vouch for borrowers. Borrowers who have challenges in qualifying for traditional loans may[Read More…]
“There’s something better out there”: New $100K Kickstarter documentary based out of Asheville explores complacency, chasing our dreams (or not)
Man vs. Debt blogger and Asheville transplant Adam Baker is part of the team behind a documentary film being created via Kickstarter, the funding platform that asks fans to personally fund creative endeavors. Exploring the ideas of complacency, convention and how we do or don’t make our dreams and passions real, I’m Fine, Thanks needs $100,000 for editing and distribution[Read More…]
Members of Asheville’s The Mad Tea bring an interesting act to town: Blues/freak folk singer Baby Gramps plays Jack of the Wood on June 12, and makes a special appearance on the big purple bus on June 10. The JotW show is 9 p.m. $5, openers The Mad Tea. LaZoom bus shows are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday[Read More…]
Because today is more than just the end of a long weekend. From an AC-T editorial today: As Richard Starnes, chair of Western Carolina University’ history department, puts it, Memorial Day should mean more than just a day at the lake, a day haggling at the dealership, or a day off from work. Memorial Day, as its name implies, is[Read More…]
Follow the Asheville Beer Week fun on Twitter as thirsty locals and beer experts from far and near share the experience. And don’t forget to download the Beer Week app for iPhone and Droid.
A rogue truck making an illegal turn in a tight spot hit a building in West Asheville on Friday. Charges are pending against the driver. The incident occurred on Haywood Road, across from Tolliver’s. More from WLOS.com. The driver was trying to make a right turn, which is not allowed at that spot, when the trailer became wedged in the[Read More…]
Video: Toasted coconut, chocolate and caramel in new Blind Pig Porter from Pisgah Brewing, coming soon
Good looking new local signature beer created for Blind Pig Supper Club. Coming soon on tap at select restaurants, growlers also available. Check the video for details.
Spotted around Asheville.
Brewer Oscar Wong of Highland on the cover of USA Today’s Money section in article on the rise of craft beer
Oscar Wong, the founder of of Highland and arguably both the godfather of Asheville’s thriving craft beer scene and the prime mover behind Asheville’s meteoric rise on the national beer scene, appears in today’s USA Today. The article, currently not available online, is a perfect grace note during Craft Beer Week and Asheville Beer Week. An informative read on the growth of[Read More…]
From mountain sports and a food truck party to burlesque dancers and an art tour, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in Asheville this Memorial Day weeekend. And don’t forget to pay homage to the men and women who gave their lives for our country. [View the story “Fire the summertime starting gun: Festival and event madness begins[Read More…]
Beer news roundup: Sierra Nevada hires head brewer & announces job opening, downtown brewery announcement coming soon
Beer news just doesn’t stop in Asheville. Here’s the latest. Sierra Nevada announced today it’s hired a head brewer for its new Asheville/Mills River location: Scott Jennings, formerly the company’s Research and Development Head Brewer, responsible for overseeing its 10-barrel pilot brewhouse. From the Sierra Nevada press realease: “Scott is an incredible asset to Sierra Nevada,” said Brian Grossman, co-manager of the[Read More…]