Terry Tempest: The Final Interview Exclusive on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!


Terry Tempest: The Final Interview Exclusive on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

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Terry Tempest at Magnetic Theatre

Don't forget to set those clocks an hour forward this weekend, y'all! Spring Forward has arrived, and we are springing into this weekend with some amazing events. Here's the scoop. 

Thursday through Saturday

Featured Event o' the Week!

Terry Tempest: The Final Interview @ the Magnetic Theatre

Thursday-Saturday weekends through March 25

7:30 pm

Now in its second weekend, Terry Tempest: The Final Interview is getting rave reviews. The original play from author Jamieson Ridenhour, director Rodney Smith, and cast members Cody Magouirk, Carrie Kimbrell Kimzey, Hayley Heninger, and Pasquale LaCorte is the tale of a struggling punk rocker trying to reignite his career. It's Musician's Appreciation Week, so tickets for this weekend's performances are discounted if you're an area musician! Follow Terry Tempest and the Storm on Facebook, and get your tickets for the show here

Thursday, 3/9

Ben Sollee + Jordan Ellis w/ Utah Green @ the Mothlight

9 pm

Composer, cellist, singer-songwriter and activist Ben Sollee with drummer Jordan Ellis. Opener Utah Green. $15. Check out our Grit preview here

Friday and Saturday

Pulse @ Toy Boat Community Art Space

8 pm

Anam Cara Theatre's powerful, ensemble-created play Pulse is a response to last year's nightclub shooting in Orlando. The play has been getting stellar reviews and this is the last weekend to see it!

Friday through Tuesday, 3/14

Honoring the Life and Talents of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald @ venues around town

various times

The 2nd annual celebration of Zelda Fitzgerald has arrived! Check out the following events throughout the weekend:

Friday @ Asheville Art Museum, 12 noon: Art Break: The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald

Friday @ Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe, 6 pm: one-on-one readings with Monika Gross of At-A-Site Theater

Saturday @ The Academcy at Terpsicorps (1501 Patton Ave), 6-9 pm: Dance recital, Outsider Art Sale, live music from Asher Leigh & Friends and Heather Taylor and Sean Jerome, "tasting menu" reading with Monika Gross


Sunday @ Firestorm Books & Coffee, 6:30 pm: Tom Downing reads Zelda; Melanie McGee Bianchi reads a piece about The Great Gatsby

Tuesday, March 14 @ Malaprop's, 12 noon: Discussion Bound Book Club meets to discuss Guests on Earth by Lee Smith

Friday, 3/10

11th Asheville Butoh Festival Fundraiser @ Revolve 

6-8 pm

The Asheville Butoh Festival happens in April, but you can get in the spirit now by attending this fundraising event at Revolve (in the River Arts District). Butoh performance, sushi, sake, and more are on the menu. Can't attend? Make a donation here. Read more about Butoh here

An Evening with Angel Olsen and Greg Cartwright @ The Orange Peel

8-11:30 pm

Independent Progressive Kim Roney is running for Asheville City Council this year, and she's throwing a show! Angel Olsen and Greg Cartwright headline, with support from DJ Malinalli and Devyn Marzuola. $10. 

Friday and Saturday, 3/10-11

Urban Gypsy Trunk Show @ Asheville Mercantile (61 1/2 N Lexington Ave)

11 am-9 pm

Elle is back, baby! Shop her curated vintage and new finds while dancing, singing, and getting your glitter on. Henna, tarot readings, massage, local art, + more. Why spend your weekend anywhere else?

Saturday, 3/11

Condom Couture: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood @ The Orange Peel

6:30-11 pm

Tickets are going fast (and may already be gone by the time you read this!), but that doesn't mean you can't make a donation to Planned Parenthood anyway. 

Sunday, 3/12

Ryan Conrad's Life Celebration @ 98 Sunray Cove

4-9 pm

Celebrate the beloved Asheville yogi, father, and husband under the sweet light of the full moon. Community potluck begins at 4, and the evening ends with a bonfire, toast, and sharing/song circle. Carpooling recommended; no dogs. Check out the Facebook page (link above) for all the necessary information!