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Special concerts on Earth Day and beyond at UNC Asheville
The April 22 Earth Day performance of Paul Winter's "Missa Gaia" will headline a series of performances and events.
Asheville Movement Theater Company to premiere original performance May 13
The performance interweaves personal story, movement and multimedia and will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina.
Stargazing event supports science education in the Smokies
The second annual stargazing event at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob is set for May 18.
AMOS receives art donation
“Advance” is an art piece that addresses the global nature of the problem of invasive species.
Thai street food pop-up at District Wine Bar
Chef Dream Kasestatad has been taking his Pranom pop-up across the country and will be in Asheville this weekend.
Asheville Percussion Festival lineup announced
This year’s theme for the June event is “Celebrating Women in Rhythm."
Asheville artists DeAngelo, Franklin and Charnell team up for new show
The show, in recognition of national "Stamp out Hunger Day," will support of Manna Food Bank.
Asheville photographer Wendy Newman featured in new exhibit
Newman's "Asheville Imagined" exhibit at the AC Hotel will display Newman’s fashion designs and photography inspired by Asheville’s skyline and natural beauty.
7th Annual AVL Beer Week Kicks Off May 25
Western North Carolina breweries, businesses and non-profits team up with Asheville Brewers Alliance for a week of events celebrating local craft beer.
Asheville Area Arts Council announces grants
The grants support five innovative, arts-based ideas in the inaugural year of the Arts Build Community grant cycle.
Open Hearts announces next gallery opening May 4
The opening highlights unique collage and assemblage artworks created by Open Hearts Art Center artists.
Asheville Yoga Festival announces lineup
The Asheville Yoga Festival is set for July 26-29.
Asheville Creative Sector Summit to focus on music scene
Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will be the keynote speaker.
Pisgah Legals Services to celebrate 40th anniversary
Hundreds of Pisgah Legal Services supporters will gather at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel on April 11 to celebrate.
UNC Asheville to host Biennial Queer Studies Conference April 5-7
The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference began in 1989.
UNC Asheville Earns Bee and Tree Campus USA Recognition
UNC Asheville has met five standards developed by the Arbor Day Foundation to promote healthy trees and student involvement on campus.
YWCA of Asheville announces Stand Against Racism events
Voting rights and civic engagement are key components of this event.
Manheimer to present new book, 'Growing Up Existentially'
Ronald Manheimer explores situations from the lives of prominent existentialist philosophers and uses those biographical stories to shed light on key existentialist ideas.
Arts Fest at UNC Asheville will feature exhibitions, music, storytelling and more
The theme of this year's event is intersections through the arts.
Stefani exhibition to open at The Refinery in Asheville April 6
The exhibition ponders the phrase "I am" and examines the constant moral battle between self and other.
Asheville Museum of Science Receives Grant for a Makerspace
Thanks in part to the grant, the museum has a fully operational makerspace, which includes 3D printers, a laser cutter and more.
UNC Asheville to commemorate Rosenwald Schools
The special events on April 5 and 6 are free and open to the public.
Report: Asheville-area farms successfully transition from tobacco to local food
Tobacco once was king, but over the last 15 years, WNC farms have found success in growing local foods, according to the ASAP report.
UNC Asheville artists featured in new exhibitions
Art by alumna Celia Gray and student Lily Furniss to be highlighted.
Woolworth Walk features Nichols, McCollum in May exhibition
The work of an encaustic artist and a jewelry designer will be on display in the exhibition that opens May 4.
Disc golf tourney will celebrate improvements at Lake Julian course
The April 14 event will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Green Built Alliance.
Comedian Jim Tews at The Southern on March 31
Tews is the creator of "Felines of New York" and a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York.
You dig Bob Seger? Then check out this tribute artist at Flat Rock Playhouse
Steve Kelly and the Tribute Kings will bring their show to Flat Rock Playhouse for one weekend only in April.
New Asheville theater company features familiar faces
The Sublime Theater's first production will start previews at The BeBe Theater April 19, with the production running weekends through May 5.
Students examine the state of housing in Asheville
A group of 11th-grade students at Franklin School of Innovation have started a multi-faced project to examine the issue of housing insecurity.
Short film premiere set for Sunday at Wedge
All Around Artsy Productions will hold a secret short film premiere screening party Sunday at Wedge at Foundation.
Asheville playwright to make debut off Broadway
"Starbright" by Sean David Robinson, a first-time playwright, will be performed over the course of three weeks as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.
F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival brings documentaries to UNC Asheville
The 17th annual film fest will feature topical documentaries including one delving into the impact of the Pulse nightclub shooting, as well as one examining trans life.
Eyes Up Here Comedy featuring Erin Terry returns to West Asheville
Along with host, Terry there are five other fantastic women in this show, including locals Moira Goree and Kelly Morgan.
Asheville Vaudeville returns with burlesque, puppetry, aerial arts and more
It's Asheville's largest vaudeville show, and it's mostly snake-free.
Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival returns to Asheville on Memorial Day weekend
The festival brings out both beloved bohemians from the local arts community, as well as award-winning stars from the world outside.
'Figures, Feathers and Forms' set to open at Woolworth Walk
Local artists Kyle Keeler and Laurie Yeates Adams will be featured in the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk in April.
UNC Asheville hosts art exhibition celebrating middle school student works
The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition will feature works by students from four area schools.
Performance to support Black Mountain poet's Asheville Lyric Opera debut
Gavin Geoffrey Dillard will premiere his new opera with the Asheville Lyric Opera on May 11, 12 and 13.
Asheville poet, playwright and painter set to open new exhibition
David Hopes is one of Asheville's most powerful, and prolific, creative forces.
New Center for Craft workshop series aims to advance emerging makers
The inaugural Craft Your Commerce workshop series is aimed at elevating emerging makers and designers with craft-inspired businesses.
Asheville entrepreneurs team up to tell stories with conscious purpose
Marisol Colette is a therapist. Rose Kaz is a photographer. Together, they work to create "Image with Intention."
Asheville playwright lampoons local politics in 'The Mountain Political Action Committee'
Following the stunning 2016 presidential election results, a group of mismatched but committed Asheville residents look to make a difference.
Asheville Creative Sector Summit set for April 20
Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will deliver the keynote speech.
Comic Andy Woodhull set for Grey Eagle show Friday
Woodhull has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Re-Happening arts event honors legacy of Black Mountain College
The Re-Happening is a singular event that provides a forum for regional artists and an accessible, immersive, educational experience for attendees.
Tesla Quartet to perform rare composition at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Black Mountain College was a haven for many European refugee intellectuals and artists displaced by the rise of Nazi Germany.
Asheville designers chosen for annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show
Each designer will dress six models; the winner will be awarded $500.
Solo show celebrating Open Hearts artist begins Feb. 10
The show, called "Creative License: Expression in Color," will also include a Valentine's pop-up shop and paper flower market.
Asheville food service workers shine in new photo exhibition
The exhibition, a meditation on service and selflessness, remains up through February at Over Easy Cafe.
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