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An Urban Winery Has Grown in Asheville
AVL wine lovers have more reason to toast in celebration with the Grand Opening of plēb on Saturday the 1st.
Underhill Rose set for Asheville Masonic Temple show Sept. 1
Asheville singer-songwriter Hannah Kaminer will open the show.
Christopher Robin (2018): Movie Review
A likable enough story that could have been great with a shift in tone.
The Third Murder (2017): Movie Review
An above-average legal/procedural thriller that doesn't quite live up to the director's previous work, but is still well worth a look.
Asheville Visiting Artist Program kicks off Friday
The city's first Visiting Artist Program is aimed at honoring Asheville's African-American community.
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival applications now open
The January festival is expanding into a week-long event.
The Grit guide to surviving the Mercury retrograde
Here's a tip: channel your irrational yearning for your ex into a steamy summer fling.
Dom Flemons set for July 27 performance at new N.C. Stage Company music series
The N.C. Stage Company's theater space is hosting a singer-songwriter listening-room concert series called "Up Close" this summer.
Indivisible Asheville/WNC group to host voter engagement session July 26
The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Pack Library Auditorium.
Asheville Comedy Festival returns Aug. 10, 11
The event is stacked with multiple comedians from around the country.
Humble Hairdressers pop-up returns to the Salvage Station
Stylists offer services to the public for suggested donations as they raise money for the nonprofit.
Sculpture created by artist Chin, in collaboration with UNC Asheville students, installed at Times Square
The work calls attention to the impacts of climate change.
Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase to benefit family of late local comedian
The July 20 event will benefit the family of local comedian Michael Roach, who died in April.
Artists Baker and Koll to be featured at Woolworth Walk in September
Baker makes beautiful lamps, and Koll is a photographer.
Bender Gallery opens in new downtown Asheville location
The gallery will celebrate its new location with an Aug. 3 reception.
Broken Bellows set to release debut album
Asheville-based Cory Brent of Broken Bellows talks about his inspiration behind the duo's debut album.
'Every Brilliant Thing' kicks off Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective season
The play is a one-person documentary of sorts, featuring actor Mondy Carter.
New art show features Asheville artists Thornburg, Vallario
A reception for the show will be held from 5-9 p.m. at District Wine Bar.
Next Second Saturday RAD tour set for Aug. 11
The Asheville River Arts District includes 23 buildings and more than 200 artists.
Quirky comedy, "Some Things You Need To Know Before the World Ends," opens at Magnetic Theatre
The production continues through July 14.
Special movie screenings highlight work of Black Mountain College alumnus
Movie producer and director Arthur Penn's legacy in American film is one deeply rooted in his experiences at Black Mountain College.
Tavernier featured pianist in Music Foundation of WNC concert
The performance will mix both classical music and popular hits.
New event, photo+sphere, will explore environment through photography
The event, set for Nov. 7-11 in Asheville, will give artists, scientists and environmentalists an opportunity to work together creatively on environmental issues.
Hearts Beat Loud (2018): Movie Reivew
A perfectly functional film that's sure to please many and prove harmless to the rest.
Leadership Asheville Buzz Breakfast to focus on promoting sexual and gender diversity
The July 18 event will provide a forum for discussing ways to promote sexual and gender diversity in area workplaces.
Reardon named executive director of Asheville Music School
Reardon has been serving as assistant director for five years.
What they don't tell you about pregnancy
Here's one thing I never expected: amazingly vivid dreams.
Asheville playwright's work honored by The Drama Center
"Starbright" by Sean David Robinson was named the winner of the 2019 New Play Project and Mark Gilbert Award.
New photo show at Open Hearts Arts Center opens July 21
The show features photographs by several artists.
Asheville Habitat Restore announces annual reuse contest
The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials.
Asheville Yoga Festival includes acclaimed presenters, artists, musicians
New additions to the event this year include a free community yoga practice each day and free attendance to panel discussions with a variety of presenters.
Window art project will mark anniversary with July 26 reception
A new installation will feature the work of artist Aaron McIntosh.
The Denim Ball, to benefit Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, set for Aug. 3
This Blue Ridge Parkway park is in need of extensive repairs.
AVL Cocktail: Three suggestions for summer cocktails in Asheville
Here are three suggestions for enojying those first sips of summer.
Asheville Symphony names new musical director, Darko Butorac
Butora currently serves as the music director of the Tallahassee and Missoula symphony orchestras.
Asheville on Bikes to host Summer Cycle ‘18 on June 23
More than 150 riders are expected for the annual family-friendly bike ride and social.
Willa of the Wood launches July 8 in Asheville
The book is latest from Asheville author Robert Beatty, creator of the best-selling Serafina series.
Asheville Yoga Center raises money to support Asheville GreenWorks
The Asheville Yoga Center wants to help keep Asheville’s natural lands and waterways free from trash.
Mascots named for World Equestrian Games in Tryon
Meet Star and Huck.
Hereditary (2018): Movie Review
Easily the most intense and terrifying horror film to come out in decades. It won't be for everyone, but it will affect anyone who sees it in some way.
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation announces parkway improvement projects
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation seeks donors to support improved exhibits, trails, historical sites and more.
Asheville Percussion Festival set for June 25 through July 1
This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women in Rhythm.”
Solo (2018): Movie Review
Not the best film in the franchise, but far from the worst. While mostly agreeable, Solo still has its ups and downs.
Working Wheels gets donated cars to working families in need
Working Wheels has formed a new partnership that will help clients of the Re-Entry Council to access affordable, reliable vehicles.
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will celebrate successes May 31
The conservancy's spring event at the Salvage Station will honor volunteers and new land protection.
Penland Gallery exhibition presents narrative work
The new exhibition includes pieces by 11 artists working in a variety of media who have created images or objects that hint at a story of some kind.
'Journeys' to open at Woolworth Walk in July
There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on July 6.
Annual Power of the Purse luncheon to feature award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa
The event sponsored by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is a celebration of women's philanthropy.
The Rock Academy kicks off Aloft Asheville series of Sunday concerts
The hotel partners with local bands and non-profits to bring special event series to its rooftop.
Artists Hamlin and Moss to be featured at Woolworth Walk Gallery in June
Local artists Mike Hamlin and Melissa Moss will be featured in June.
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