If you are a beer drinker, there's probably not much holding you back from enjoying Asheville Beer Week and getting pumped for its finale – Beer City Festival on Saturday, May 30. But with new surprises, a killer music lineup and more, here are some important reasons not to miss this party.
If at times it seems there are no two pursuits more antithetical to one another than making money and making art, remember all struggle spurs growth, a vital tonic for creation.
In honor of some original Asheville tourists – our baseball team – and their 100th season, we asked Doug Maurer, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Asheville Tourists, what we can expect from this season and more.
I was so thrilled to be able to chat with local Appalachian folk artist, Gabriel Shaffer...
The last Thursday of every month means it’s time for “Listen to This – Stories in Performance.” This month's show takes place at 7:30 on Thursday, May 28 at 35 Below under Asheville Community Theatre and the topic is funerals, wakes, and memorials.
Local musician Andrew Fletcher speaks on behalf of the Asheville Buskers Collective on the continuing and necessary dialogue happening in our community on what street performers mean to Asheville, what their right are (and not), and what the future holds for all involved.


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If you are a beer drinker, there's probably not much holding you back from enjoying Asheville Beer Week and getting pumped for its finale – Beer City Festival on Saturday, May 30. But with new surprises, a killer music lineup and more, here are some important reasons not to miss this party.

If at times it seems there are no two pursuits more antithetical to one another than making money and making art, remember all struggle spurs growth, a vital tonic for creation.

In honor of some original Asheville tourists – our baseball team – and their 100th season, we asked Doug Maurer, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Asheville Tourists, what we can expect from this season and more.

The last Thursday of every month means it’s time for “Listen to This – Stories in Performance.” This month's show takes place at 7:30 on Thursday, May 28 at 35 Below under Asheville Community Theatre and the topic is funerals, wakes, and memorials.

If you're not packing up the car to head out of town for the three day weekend, we've got you covered. As usual Asheville is hosting great events this weekend meaning there's plenty to do. So, throw on something fun, grab your friends, and hit the town.

Dubstep may be a dirty word, but Minneapolis-based Vaski assures us it can stay fresh with careful craftsmanship and a sonic sensitivity that ranges from chilled, melodic electro to high-energy party bass. He's been crushing the scene since he was a teenager.

Mac McCaughan, an American musician based in North Carolina, is perhaps best known for being in Superchunk and Portastatic and will be playing the Mothlight on Friday, May 22 along with Flesh Wounds and Impossible Vacation.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to go braless. Unfortunately, as a society we haven’t evolved to the stage where people don’t freak out. I can tell you some things to consider if you want to look fabulous and feel liberated in public without a bra.

Florida-based artist Dana Hargrove will be in Asheville for the public reception of her new work, In Search of the Spectacular, currently on view at Window (Re/production | Re/presentation). She will give an informal "sidewalk art talk" on 5/22.

Food. Beer. Music. Fashion. Asheville is known as a destination and purveyor of all four, and this Sunday, May 17th, they will combine forces in the Pizza Pan-Demonium event, a benefit for Eblen Charities, taking place at Highland Brewing.

Most of what I see in galleries is craft. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you run into art. That’s not a dismissal. I always hope for a jolt of rapport in each display. I don’t expect to see it all the time. It’s a rarity by its nature.

Wild Connections is a collaboration aimed at connecting people to our places here in Western North Carolina – specifically our rich diverse ecosystems and the native wildlife that inhabit them.

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