Are you ready for the weekend?
Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 8 at 7:30pm
*Special pre-show performance in the restaurant begins at 7:00pm*
In their upcoming dance theatre production, Moving Women travels the continuum of dance theatre, featuring local, female movement artists representing a spectrum of style from modern dance to Butoh and spectrum of generations with dancers from their 20s to 60s.
The show includes pieces ranging in mood from quirky and humorous to dark and grotesque and examining universal issues of perfection, relationships and evolution. Just back from SUPA, her annual choreography intensive, Kathy Leiner offers a multi-media movement piece that explores the juxtaposition between family history and modern technology. Julie Becton Gillum, Sara Baird and Jenni Cockrell each bring their interpretation of personal experience through the lens of Butoh. On the lighter side, Moving Women will reprise their classic comedic crowd-pleaser, “Homemaker.” Guest artists Susan Collard and Lindsey Kelly each also bring comedy to the stage with their respective offerings of modern dance theatre and quirky improvisation.
“Spectra” will run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30, September 6-8 at The Magnetic Field, 372 Depot Street in the River Arts District. Thursday night will feature an opening night reception with the performers.
Tickets $15 through The Magnetic Field box office, 257-4003 and online at magneticfield.com/events
For more information call 545-0058, visit www.movingwomen.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 8 – 8:00pm
September 9 – 3:00pm
Palenque Rojo is a unique historical and theatrical experience featuring choreography with a cast of 20 actors directed by Hernan Galindo (multiple national prized play writer), elaborately costumed by Javier Alarcon (credits include “Dances with Wolves” and “The Last of the Mohicans”) and a musical score based on actual pre-hispanic instruments played live.
Palenque Rojo recreates a turning point in Mayan history: the battle between its two greatest cities and the overthrow of Pakal’s dynasty. Palenque Rojo derives its success from its cultural authenticity (the story is based on the work of renowned archaeologists and the costumes are recreated from the actual glyph of Palenque) and is a unique historical entertainment that matches the increasing interest of the world of Mayan culture.
You will enter a world never brought to theatre before. A world of mythological heroes leading you through the Mayan jungle, bringing you into a war between two great cities and within them descend into an underworld.
Tickets: Adults $25, Students & Children 12 & under $15
Not recommended for children 6 and under
Asheville Tourists games Friday and Saturday
Shovels & Rope at the Altamont Brewing Co.
Jack of the Wood: Early Show w/ TWILITE BROADCASTERS
5pm FREE (Donations Encouraged)
The Twilite Broadcasters are the missing link between vintage country, old time & early bluegrass. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the band creates traditional American music directly inspired by the likes of the Louvin Brothers and Bill Monroe. Close brother harmonies and deft switching between mandolin, fiddle, and guitar draw the listener backwards in time. Originally a duo, Adam Tanner (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) and Mark Jackson (guitar and vocals) have added the bass stylings of Chuck Shreve to the mix, livening up an already fiery live show.
HANK WEST & THE SMOKIN HOTS w/ THE LOW DOWN SIRES
Hank West & The Smokin Hots: Unstoppable Oldsmobile of Music.
Genre: Theatre, Off-beat
Presented by The Magnetic Theatre
Hosted by The Magnetic Field
Magnetic Midnight is a magical, mysterious, monthly event in which the best of The Magnetic Theatre meets the best of you. Arrive at 10 P.M. to participate with an original script, song, dance, or routine no more than 5 minutes long, or if you wish to act or direct. Up to 13 acts accepted as they appear. Each month we also have a featured act, and an opening song which kicks off the evening. Magnetic Midnight usually sells out–so arrive early!
Fri, Sep 7, 2012, 10:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Tickets: $5 cash/check
To buy tickets:
At the door
Call the venue: 828-668-2154
Basilica Proposal Meeting:
FR (9/7), 5-7pm – The public is invited to hear a panel of Basilica consultants discuss the Basilica’s proposal for a plaza on the Haywood Street site and ask questions about the proposal and the Basilica’s intentions. Held at the Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. Free. Info: 299-0668
FR (9/7), 7pm – Clips of Faith, to benefit Asheville on Bikes, will feature amateur films and New Belgium Brewing beer. Held at Pack Square Park. $1.25-$5 per beer/free to attend. Outside food and blankets encouraged. Info: www.clipsoffaith.com
PAULA HANKE DEBUT CD RELEASE CELEBRATION: ‘THE ONLY VOICE’
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FREE PLANET RADIO IS HAPPENING ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 8:00 AT JUBILEE IN ASHEVILLE.
ASHEVILLE PLAYBACK THEATRE
THE ASHEVILLE PLAYBACK THEATRE WILL LAUNCH THEIR 18TH SEASON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 8:00 IN THE ALTAMONT THEATER, IN ASHEVILLE. THE PERFORMANCE FEATURES IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER BASED-ON AUDIENCE MEMBERS’ PERSONAL STORIES.
- September 7, 2012
- Location: Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall
- Address: 185 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
- Venue: Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall
- Address: 185 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
- Times: 8pm
- Admission: 12
There are times that the stars align and something of intergalactic proportions takes place. On Friday, September 7, The Grey Eagle will be host of Asheville’s premiere event of the fall, The Broadcast’s Cosmic Dance Party. This futuristic themed event will bring together three bands whose collective music inspire the true spirit of a dance party. Asheville’s, The Broadcast, will headline the evening with their high-energy, dance rock show.
BOTANICAL GARDENS AT ASHEVILLE Fall Plant Sale
THE BOTANICAL GARDENS AT ASHEVILLE, NEAR UNC-ASHEVILLE, WILL HOST ITS ANNUAL FALL PLANT AND SALE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH FROM 9:00 TO 3:00. THE BGA AND LOCAL PLANT NURSERIES WILL OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF TREES, SHRUBS, AND FLOWERS FOR FALL PLANTING FROM LOCAL MOUNTAIN PLANT GROWERS.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH AT THE ORANGE PEEL. DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 THE SHOW BEGINS AT 8:00. PERFORMERS INCLUDE: STEPHANIESID, LAURA REED, AMERICAN GONZOS, AND RED JUNE. THE EVENT BENEFITS ASHEVILLE’S PISGAH LEGAL SERVICES, WHICH PROVIDES LEGAL SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME PEOPLE IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.
- September 8, 2012
- Location: West Asheville
- Address: 60 Ridgelawn Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
- April 14, 2012 – December 8, 2012
- Location: River Arts District
- Address: Clingman Ave. at Lyman St., Asheville, NC 28801
- Venue: River Arts District
- Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday
You asked for more Studio Strolls, you got ’em. Join us for A Closer Look…at River Arts District artists, their studios, and their creative process every Second Saturday year-round. Think “mini-studio-strolls,” with special events, show openings, demos, education, and more! Explore the River Arts District studios in a more intimate setting than the popular Studio Strolls. Find more open studios on Second Saturdays and participate in special events and educational opportunities…
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Producer/Guitarist Pete Anderson is most widely known as the musical partner to Dwight Yoakam, whose records he produced/arranged/and played on from 1986-2003 resulting in sales of 25 Million and counting.
Pete is also well known as a pioneer in the roots-rock genre and was an early champion of the Americana movement, where he had a hand in introducing the world to artists such as Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Michelle Shocked, Rosie Flores, and, more recently, Adam Hood. He is also a renowned bandleader who has appeared on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, and The Tonight Show (19 times since 1986) and has played over 3,000 live shows in upwards of 15 countries around the world.
While Pete’s work as a producer/arranger/guitarist has resulted in acclaimed records in the Country, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Pop, R&B, and Red Dirt genres of music, his focus as a solo artist has always been his first musical love – The Blues. Pete was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to blue collar parents working in the auto industry. His first exposure to music came in the form of Elvis Presley and the Country and Western music his father listened to, but at age sixteen Pete was transformed when he heard Muddy Waters on the radio.
He went on to attend the first ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1968 which featured artists like B.B King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, T-Bone Walker, and Lighting Hopkins. After that experience he devoted himself to learning everything he could about the Blues. Marrying young, Pete went to work in the factories of Detroit working for Chrysler, Uniroyal, and The Vernor’s ginger ale bottling plant while spending his evenings practicing his craft in local Blues bands. A few years later, he made his move to the West Coast in order to pursue his dream of becoming a professional musician, soon he was in demand as a skilled guitarist playing the blues, as well as country, rock, and most anything else, plying his trade in the bars and clubs around Los Angeles. Now, with years of critical and commercial success to his name, Pete is focusing on his roots and re-entering the blues world with a lifetime of experience behind him.
In 2006 he was approached by Guitar Center to help judge and organize their “King of the Blues” guitar competition, the largest in history. Pete created all of the backing tracks that the contestants used in competition, acted as a judge and bandleader at the finale which featured B.B. King one year and The Black Crowes the next, and a Pete Anderson produced E.P was a prize for the winner. Recently, Pete has been working with Reverend Guitars to design “The Pete Anderson PA 1”, a highly anticipated signature Blues/Rockabilly Guitar which will be released in 2009, that builds on Pete’s previous experience in designing an award-winning acoustic guitar for Larivee, and an earlier version signature Tom Anderson. He also worked with Bruce Zinky to help shape the tone of the Fender Dual Professional Amp series.
Pete Anderson’s next project, however, is the most exciting one to date. Pete is drawing on all his talents – multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning producer/arranger/songwriter/guitarist, legendary bandleader, cutting edge record label owner, savvy instrument designer, and of course “guitar hero” –by releasing a Blues record featuring new, all original material. Even more exciting for his fans, he plans to hit the road touring the record with an all-new blues band featuring two of the best musicians he has worked with over the years. From the blue collar, mixed race neighborhoods of Detroit to Hollywood’s early roots-rock scene and country music stardom to the new digital music industry and beyond, Pete Anderson’s talent, work ethic, and innovative spirit have not only set him apart from the herd, but ensure his continued presence as a bright point in the future of the American music scene.