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Friday Night at the Video Store: The Craft (1996)
This week, film critic James Rosario presents a blast from Gothy past with this 90s, EMO classic to curl up to on a cold start to the weekend.
Buy Local Art For The Holidays + Always
The Asheville Area Arts Council hosts the 2018 Holiday Market on Saturday, December 8th
Shawn Winebrenner Opens Show at UNCA
"Ad Lucem: Masking and the Resilience of a Human Spirit” - A photo exhibition by local artist Shawn Winebrenner opens December 7
Wildlife (2018): Movie Review
A subtle and powerful debut from director Paul Dano starring Carey Mulligan + Jake Gyllenhaal is now playing at Grail Moviehouse.
Friday Night at the Video Store: Freeway (1996)
Friday Night at the Video store is a review series honoring the long-lost and highly missed art of wandering the aisles of your local video rental shop.
Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018): Movie Review
This documentary about self-proclaimed art world rebels plays for one night only in Asheville on 11/29.
SWIPE Mic Returns With New Host Black Swan
Asheville's open mic night for bad dating stories is back with new host, comedian and overall badass, Black Swan.
17th Annual Survivors' Art Show
A powerful exhibition of art from sexual assault survivors in the Asheville community opens Thursday 15.
River Arts Studio Strolling
November 10 - 11 marks yet another fall Studio Stroll in the River Arts District where you can meet art makers + become an art collector.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018): Movie Review
A beautifully dark and grim Western fable brought to near-perfect life by the Coen brothers and cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel.
Free Solo (2018): Movie Review
A compelling documentary that falls just short of greatness due to a few missed opportunities.
The French > Asheville > Connection
/ Fleurs / showcases the work of an artist who is French born and loving, living the Asheville life.
The Children Act (2017): Movie Reivew
A meandering melodrama that's saved (if that's possible) by the performance of Emma Thompson.
Mandy (2018): Movie Review
It's wild, it's crazy, it's not for everyone - and I dare you to see it.
Miss Gay Latina Asheville
In its 11th year the pageant returns to the Diana Wortham Theater on Saturday, November 3rd for an unforgettable night of fabulosity.
SAY IT LOUD > An Art Experience
Clear your calendar for the opening of this must-see exhibition that explores the African American experience through contemporary art.
The Pink Panther (1963): Movie Review
Top of the line ensemble comedy with one star shining above the rest (try and guess which one).
Matt + Kim Play The Orange Peel
Brooklyn based duo headline the legendary Asheville music venue.
Southeast B-Boy Championships Return > 9/8
Top street dancers from all over the US will gather to battle it out B-boy style at Asheville Music Hall for the 9th Annual SEBC.
LAAF 2018 << REWIND
In case you missed it or just want to reminisce, here are some clips from LAAF (Living Asheville Arts Festival) that happened Labor Day Weekend #SundayFunday.
The Mouse That Roared (1959): Movie Review
'The Mouse That Roared' kicks off a four-part Peter Sellers retrospective at the Fairview Library on September 4th
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.
Let's Drall Y'All > Every Tuesday @ BattleCat Coffee Bar
Every Tuesday night, you can go to BattleCat in West AVL and just chill, draw, sketch, relax. Join the movement!
Christopher Robin (2018): Movie Review
A likable enough story that could have been great with a shift in tone.
Come Sail Away TONIGHT @ Salvage Station #YACHTROCK
Get your sailor attire on for tonight's Yacht Rock REVIVAL at Salvage Station with inspiration from Honeypot #SAILAWAY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reardon named executive director of Asheville Music School
Reardon has been serving as assistant director for five years.
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.
Window art project will mark anniversary with July 26 reception
A new installation will feature the work of artist Aaron McIntosh.
Asheville Symphony names new musical director, Darko Butorac
Butora currently serves as the music director of the Tallahassee and Missoula symphony orchestras.
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.
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.
Deadpool 2 (2018): Movie Review
A foul-mouthed and wise-cracking meta super hero movie that works more than it doesn't. Viewer discretion is definitely advised.
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