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LCD Sound System movie in Asheville Wednesday

LCD Sound System movie in Asheville Wednesday

At the Fine Arts on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Support Asheville food trucks with downtown “dining mob” Friday

Support Asheville food trucks with downtown “dining mob” Friday

Eaters are invited to bring games, tables, and lawn chairs to turn The Lot into a hang-out/dining area.

Ashvegas weekend July 13-15: RiverMUSIC, Highland Games, Carnavalito, Ribfest, Shindig & SO MUCH MORE

Ashvegas weekend July 13-15: RiverMUSIC, Highland Games, Carnavalito, Ribfest, Shindig & SO MUCH MORE

Entirely too much going on this weekend. We’re here to help you sort it all out, from the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain to a mountain hike with shelter dogs.

by July 13, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Grease sing-along at the Fine Arts tonight

Grease sing-along at the Fine Arts tonight

Just what it sounds like. Tonight at the FAT at 7:30, tickets $10.

by July 12, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Bluegrass on the river: RiverMUSIC this Friday with Sanctum Sully, Bobby Miller & the Virginia Daredevils

Bluegrass on the river: RiverMUSIC this Friday with Sanctum Sully, Bobby Miller & the Virginia Daredevils

Free event that starts at 5 (music at 6 p.m.). 117 Riverside Dr.

Bands, booze, BBQ: Hot Stuff Tattoo grand opening party Thursday at Broadway’s

Bands, booze, BBQ: Hot Stuff Tattoo grand opening party Thursday at Broadway’s

Don’t be late or you’ll miss Elliot Moss’ BBQ. Free.

Doc Watson tribute set with David Holt for Aug. 12

Doc Watson tribute set with David Holt for Aug. 12

“A Tribute to Doc Watson with David Holt” benefits Shindig on the Green and honors the great NC native.

LEAF announces 2012 fall lineup: Be Good Tanyas, Tony Rice Unit, Tinariwen, Mickey Hart Band & more

LEAF announces 2012 fall lineup: Be Good Tanyas, Tony Rice Unit, Tinariwen, Mickey Hart Band & more

Still TBA is the “special Sunday festival closer” to be announced in August.

Ashvegas weekend July 6-8: Big Crafty (summer edition), Naked Girls Reading returns, Charles Frazier reads

Ashvegas weekend July 6-8: Big Crafty (summer edition), Naked Girls Reading returns, Charles Frazier reads

It’s hot. Go have some fun with crafts, naked women and Shakespeare in the park.

by July 6, 2012 0 comments Asheville events

Asheville Chocolate and Arts Festival slated for December

Here’s the nice note from loyal reader Heather: I am creating an event called Asheville Chocolate and Arts Festival, here at the Civic Center in December 2012. The event will be World music, dance, and arts including hip hop, Tango, West African Dance, Bellydance, Aztec Dance, Reggae Afro-beat music, Cherokee Dance and arts, to name a few. There will be[Read More…]

Fun and fireworks: Where to watch and what to do in Asheville on Independence Day

Fun and fireworks: Where to watch and what to do in Asheville on Independence Day

There are no less than five separate fireworks shows scheduled around Asheville on the Fourth of July. Details here.

by June 29, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas weekend, holiday edition: RiverMUSIC’s here, French Broad Chocolate Factory Grand Opening

Ashvegas weekend, holiday edition: RiverMUSIC’s here, French Broad Chocolate Factory Grand Opening

Looking for fun stuff to do around Asheville this weekend? Read on.

by June 29, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Andrew Bird in Asheville at the Orange Peel Oct. 1

Andrew Bird in Asheville at the Orange Peel Oct. 1

Tickets are $28/$30, and go on sale Friday at noon. Monday, Oct. 1 10/1/2012 Ages 18+ Doors: 7:00 pm Show: 8:00 pm $28 advance/$30 day of show From the Orange Peel: Chicago singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Bird updates the traditions of small-group swing, German lieder, and New Orleans jazz, mixing Gypsy, folk, and rock elements into his distinctive style. Bird‘s projects include[Read More…]

Comedian Jim Gaffigan in Asheville: August 16 at the Civic Center

Comedian Jim Gaffigan in Asheville: August 16 at the Civic Center

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan is coming to Asheville. Tix for his U.S. Cellular Center show are $45-$60 and are on sale now. Click here for tickets. Jim Gaffigan website

by June 26, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
A 2008 Asheville team works on their movie.

Asheville 48-Hour Film Project in the can: Showings Tuesday and Wednesday at Asheville Pizza

Contestant teams in Asheville’s 48-Hour Film Project spent a sleepless weekend on the streets, living rooms and editing rooms of Asheville, writing, shooting and editing their own movie created just for this annual fest. On Friday night each team got a prop, a character, a line and a genre, and were sent out to spend the weekend making movies. Some[Read More…]

Ashvegas weekend June 22-24, first full weekend of summer: Baseball, Shakespeare, comedy and The Weeknd at the Orange Peel

Ashvegas weekend June 22-24, first full weekend of summer: Baseball, Shakespeare, comedy and The Weeknd at the Orange Peel

ONGOING Asheville Tourists home games, Fri-Sun http://asheville.tourists.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t573 Much Ado About Nothing Presented by Montford Park Players Free Running June 1-23, The Montford Park Players presents its 40th Season: “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare, Asheville’s beloved Shakespearean theatre company, presents the classic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare. We’re delighted to bring back this classic comedy about two[Read More…]

by June 22, 2012 5 comments Asheville events
Asheville blogger meetup in the RAD June 26

Asheville blogger meetup in the RAD June 26

Props to local blogger James McKenzie of Stuff Monsters Like and the POP Project for bringing together Asheville’s bloggers as the Asheville Blogger Society. The next meeting is Tuesday, June 26 at the Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. in the RAD. Presentations first, then beers at the Wedge and maybe some White Duck. Economic developers Troy Tolle and Pam[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Calling all writers for Pitchapalooza: Malaprop’s event is American Idol of book ideas

Calling all writers for Pitchapalooza: Malaprop’s event is American Idol of book ideas

From the Malaprop’s website: *WHAT: *Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only without Simon). Twenty writers will be selected at random to pitch their book. Each writer gets one minute– and only one minute– to make his or her pitch! In the last month, three writers have gotten publishing deals as a result of participating in Pitchapalooza. *HOW:* At Pitchapalooza,[Read More…]

Ashvegas weekend June 15-17: Downtown After 5, Father’s Fest, Darkroom Benefit, Edwin McCain…

Ashvegas weekend June 15-17: Downtown After 5, Father’s Fest, Darkroom Benefit, Edwin McCain…

ONGOING FORTY FINGERS & A MISSING TOOTH ARE… THE TEMPS  June 14, 2012 – June 23, 2012 Location: The Magnetic Field Cafe & Bar Address: 372 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Venue:  The Magnetic Field Cafe & Bar Times are tough, even for Asheville, North Carolina’s premiere juggling troupe Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth. Despite being forced into modern day indentured servitude[Read More…]

by June 15, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Laugh Your Asheville comedy fest returns in August w/ sixth edition of funny

Laugh Your Asheville comedy fest returns in August w/ sixth edition of funny

It’s Laugh Your Asheville Off’s six-year anniversary. Congrats to Charlie Gerencer and Greg Brown.Press release here: Backed by five years of dedicated support from the Asheville community and paired with the unparalleled comedic talent showcased, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival has become one of the premier comedy events in the country. Attending this year’s events is major TV[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 4 comments Asheville events
Wedge Brewery outdoor summer movie schedule

Wedge Brewery outdoor summer movie schedule

Movies kick off this weekend. Via PollinateAsheville.com: Saturday, June 16 Lars and the Real Girl Saturday, July 14 Thunder Road Saturday, August 11 O brother Where Art Thou Saturday, September 8  E.T. All movies start at dusk and are weather dependent.  Bring your lawn chair!

by June 13, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville Father’s Fest is Saturday

Asheville Father’s Fest is Saturday

Asheville Father’s Fest Saturday June 16, 12 – p.m. $20 per family in advance, $25 at the door Highland Brewery, 12 Old Charlotte Highway Asheville Father’s Day Festival is an interactive experience that honors the relationship between Dad and the Kids. The Days events include two stages of music and performances, food demonstrations, games, man cave, make up area, baloon artist,[Read More…]

by June 12, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas weekend: Events and happenings June 8-10

Ashvegas weekend: Events and happenings June 8-10

Your guide to weekend fun in Asheville. All weekend Asheville Percussion Festival  “Tradition to Innovation”: There will be concerts & workshops with master teachers- Jamey Haddad (Paul Simons percussionist), David Cossin (tours with Sting) and other local and regional teachers. Topics include performing, improvising and composing. Info: ashevillepercussionfestival.com Friday Live Letterpress Party: FR (6/8), 8-midnight – A live letterpress party[Read More…]

by June 8, 2012 2 comments Asheville events
Cycle to Farm benefit ride: 62 miles of rural road and forest, plus local food and farm samples

Cycle to Farm benefit ride: 62 miles of rural road and forest, plus local food and farm samples

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…]

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