Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.
It’s summer’s last hoorah! The kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, and soon it will be time to trade in swimsuits for sweaters. But it’s not over yet, y’all! Kick back and bask in summer’s final gasp with our carefully curated selection of events around town. As always, we’d love to hear from you about what we missed that you’re excited about. Leave us a comment and let us know what you’re up to!
The great comedian, actor, and producer Gene Wilder passed away this week. During his lifetime, he was the star of many beloved movies, including the two being screened at Asheville Pizza and Brewing. All ticket proceeds go to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance, so you’ll be laughing for a good cause while you’re celebrating a beautiful life.
Runs from September 1-17, Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30
A play that takes on race and the workplace hosted by Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective. Recently off Broadway, it’s hailed as a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “postracial” America. Featuring AVL actors.
Check out this multimedia show from one of Asheville’s favorite musicians and his band, featuring original music from the trio, gorgeous watercolor projections paired with songs, choreographed movement, and special guests.
The last cookout of the summer from Intentional Swine in the big field beside the RAD’s All Souls Pizza! Cold beers, live music and delicious food from the grill ’til it runs out. Families welcome! Intentional Swine is also running a Kickstarter to open a whole animal butcher shop, deli, and cafe offering local and specialty meats from ethical farms. If you’re a meat eater, intentional about your meat–support Intentional Swine!
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