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30th anniversary season of Downtown After 5 in Asheville kicks off May 18
The music on a North Lexington Avenue stage happens the third Friday of the month from May through September.
Annual Biltmore Concert Series kicks off in August
Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger will play on the South Terrace stage at Biltmore House on Aug. 2 to get the summer series started.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018): Movie Review
The Marvel Studios stranglehold continues.
UNC Asheville's Concerts on the Quad set to return June 18
The free Monday night music series will feature country, soul, jazz, Latin and funk music.
Portrait pop-up in West Asheville on Saturday
The event will be held at Flora in West Asheville, where two Asheville women entrepreneurs will help bring out your best.
Lean on Pete (2018): Movie Review
A surprisingly moving film that manages to break free of the potential for overdone melodrama.
Pop-surrealism on full display in new exhibition by three Asheville artists
Fian Arroyo, Rosy Kirby and Julie Armbruster will celebrate the opening of their new show at PUSH Skateshop and Gallery on May 4.
Charity ball set for May 27 at Asheville Masonic Temple
The event includes a magic show and live princess concert.
UNC Asheville Department of Art and Art History holds annual spring art sale
The sale will feature a wide variety of pottery, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture and more.
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.
Rampage (2018): Movie Review
A flat and toneless destruction-fest that could have been a lot more with just a tad bit of vision.
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.
A Quiet Place (2018): Movie Review
A good old-fashioned nail-biting horror movie that is as scary and tense as it is fun.
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.
Ready Player One (2018): Movie Review
Underdeveloped characters with questionable motives maneuver a thin plot that's held together with nothing more than a non-stop barrage of nostalgia.
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.
Tomb Raider (2018): Movie Review
A nearly pointless adventure film that really wants to be something it's not.
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.
Oh Lucy! (2017): Movie Review
An intriguing character study of a lonely Japanese woman on a quest to find meaning.
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.
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