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I own Laurey's in downtown Asheville and am grateful that I am now in a position to offer insurance to full-time employees, which means that I, too, am insured. When I first moved to Asheville, in 1987, I was not working at a full-time job and did not have insurance or enough money to pay for a “real” doctor for my routine care. Fortunately, Femcare was here. I went for my routine checkups and, when I had some recurring problems, Femcare correctly diagnosed ... early-stage ovarian cancer. Without that early diagnosis, my subsequent treatment would have been much worse, as it would have necessitated ongoing chemotherapy. As it was, surgery took care of me. I have recently been dealing with cancer again, not related to that other diagnosis. Because I am able to have insurance, I am able to get state-of-the-art treatment. And I can now afford regular medical care. However, many other younger women are not in this position. I know of others who had relied on Femcare for medical help. I don't know where they will now go.


Perhaps you can help by telling the more complete story of who really relies on Femcare for routine screenings. Not everyone goes there for an abortion. — Laurey Masterton Asheville

The healing our society needs I appreciate Danielle Dulken’s courage in sharing her abortion experience in the July 31 Opinion piece, “The Face of Abortion.” It is important that the voices of all people are heard, as our nation struggles with the place of abortion, gay marriage and other issues. Open discussion, despite the fear of condemnation for less popular opinions, is important for the healing our society needs. She states that 1 in 3 women have chosen abortion. Since Roe v. Wade overturned state abortion restrictions in 1973, over 50 million abortions have occurred in the U.S. Clearly these women include our friends, church members, coworkers and family. They need our love and support, not judgment.

We must also never close our ears to the many women who have experienced significant physical or mental-health difficulties, like guilt and anxiety, as a result of having an abortion. All medical procedures can have complications. These women need our support, as do those such as Ms. Dulken, who has “never once regretted” her decision. I can reassure Ms. Dulken that it’s not just the abortion industry that is increasingly burdened with regulations that drive up costs and decrease access for its customers. Indeed, my own industry of health care is experiencing a massive increase in costs, creating a similar decrease in access for our patients. Rising costs and increasing regulation are also occurring in education, transportation, food service, energy, etc., with predictable consequences. Finally, to comment on the frustration that Ms. Dulken expresses with the results of North Carolina elections: It’s important to remember that as a representative democracy, laws will necessarily track to some degree with changes in public opinion. Some polls suggest that popular support for abortion is falling, even as support for other causes, such as gay marriage, appears to be rising. It is, therefore, no coincidence that across the nation, we are seeing laws that add limits on abortion availability while expanding access to gay marriage. — Dr. Daniel Hey Black Mountain

Limiting women limits our future I was deeply touched and brought to tears by the July 31 Opinion article, “The Face of Abortion.” I was also physically sickened to know that the decision to abolish abortion clinics in the state was made final. The legislation has set us back at least 50 years! The article stirred such strong feelings within me, partially because of my political views, but also because it hit close to home. I was faced with the decision of whether or not to keep a child in March 2012, when I was 27 years old. Ever since I was a teenager, I've thought about having children. Babies seemed to be this beautiful new beginning for couples in


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love. But I was not in love. Although I did take birth control precautions, I accidentally got pregnant. The child was conceived through a night of passion with a boy I knew from college. He was handsome, and we had a little too much to drink. I had just moved to Asheville a few months prior to the pregnancy and was still trying to get myself financially and emotionally settled and stable. Neither of us were in the position to have a child. All I could see were disasters and difficulties in our future if I carried out the pregnancy. So, with the support of my mom, I decided to go to a clinic in Raleigh where I received the pill form of abortion. The whole process [took] about two weeks and was very safe. The abortion was not as difficult and painful as I thought it would be. Now I have my whole life ahead of me. I have created a new, spiritually awakened life here in Asheville and look forward to a future of light, love and endless possibilities. The politicians who have decided to take the right to choose away from women have also limited the futures of women and have therefore limited the future of our country. — Elizabeth Waters Asheville


The Merrmon village was bad news for neighbors Five Points Neighborhood would have loved to have an urban village built on the former Deal Buick site, and we tried to work with the developers to come up with a plan that wouldn't impose excessive costs on the neighbors [“Ruffled Feathers,” Aug. 7 Xpress]. But the 2007 proposal had two main problems, both of which ran counter to the directions of the development laws. The urban village code directs that tall buildings be located centrally within [the development] to avoid impacts on neighbors, but the Horizon's “twin towers” ran almost the full length of the lot on the back half, close to [residents], and would have presented neighbors on Eloise Street with a building rising about 150 feet above street level, set back only about 50 feet from the road, permanently blocking midday winter sun. ... The urban village code directs that loading-dock access should come from roads interior to the development, but the Horizon's plan called a loading dock on Eloise, directly across from a residential neighbor, which

would have led to a constant stream of trucks on this residential street. These are the two main reasons we filed a protest petition. Holly Shriner called the plans “phenomenally beautiful,” but I'm quite sure that she would protest if someone tried to build a 150-foot-tall tower and a loading dock across the street from her home. If the developers had been willing to change their plans to be better neighbors, we would have gladly welcomed an urban village on that site. — Benjamin Gillum, former president Five Points Neighborhood Association Asheville

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Fusion and future Thousands heed the call and come out for Mountain Moral Monday

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“What do we do when they mess with education?” Rev. William Barber shouted to the people assembled in downtown’s First Congregational Church Aug. 5. “We fight! We fight! We fight!” the people assembled replied. “What do we do when they mess with Medicaid?” (“We fight!”) “What do we do when they mess with our voting rights?” (“We fight!”) “What do we do when they mess with women’s rights?” (“We fight!”) And so it went at the prologue to Mountain Moral Monday, hosted a few hours later in downtown Asheville as follow-up to a series of similar protests held in Raleigh in the past few months. The Western North Carolina edition boasted significantly larger crowds than those at the Statehouse and was one of the largest downtown gatherings in recent memory. Crowd estimates vary — from City Council member Cecil Bothwell’s declaration that 10,000 packed the square, to the Asheville Police Capt. Tim Splain’s report that the numbers “well exceeded” the 5,000 the APD prepared for. According to an Asheville Citizen-Times report, the We Still Pray rally in 2000 drew about 4,500 people downtown, and other past protests have drawn 2,000 or 3,000 people. Whatever the exact number on Aug. 5, the crowd swelled in size and in voices, starting nearby with Barber’s mid-afternoon presentation at the church to a group of about 40 organizers, core supporters of Moral Mondays and the press. “What do we do as long as we


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have breath in our bodies?” he called out. Supporters again shouted, “We fight!” The sounds rang off the rafters of the old stone church. President of the state NAACP, Barber has emerged as a leader of Moral Mondays, which target legislation passed by the General Assembly in recent months, such as one of the South’s strictest voter I.D. laws, changes to the state education budget and a bill that could restrict access to abortion. Ready to rumble At the church, Barber laid out his conviction that Moral Mondays are more than a protest. He referenced the end of the Civil War and the more recent Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s, calling this year’s events part of a “third Reconstruction.” Further, Moral Mondays represent a new “fusion politics,” similar to

A movement: Moral Monday protesters were angry at the state Legislature over issues ranging from education to abortion to voting and fewer services for low-income families. They gathered Aug. 5 to express their outrage. Photo by Julia Ritchey

the alliance of white Populists and African-American Republicans during the late 1800s. “Every time this country has tried to reconstruct itself, in the 1800s or the 1960s, the first attack to stop it has been an attack on voting rights,” Barber said. “People are coming from everywhere as a fusion movement. The reason these extremists are doing what they’re doing is not because we’re weak. It’s a

reaction to our strength” Barber alluded to North Carolina’s post-Civil War history: The fusion coalition won some elections, but encountered violence and voter suppression, orchestrated for the most part by the Democratic Party and allied groups that were then dominated by ex-Confederates. Today’s issues aren’t simply limited to one political party or other, Barber continued, but this year’s legislation represents an “avalanche of extremism. … This is not the time for us to be cool, calm and amicable.” With that in mind, a coalition has emerged out of the Moral Monday protests: Forward Together. The group is pursuing a threepronged approach — a legal attack on recently passed legislation, a voter-registration drive and events around the state like Mountain

Moral Monday, its first major rally outside of the state capitol. Today’s “fusion politics,” Barber explained, means putting aside a focus on single-issue politics. “We are destroying the myth of the old white Southern strategy — that you can hurt some people without hurting everybody,” he said. “On one occasion I spoke on the LGBT issue, and the LGBT community spoke on voting rights. We realize we’re all interconnected. This old divide and conquer is not going to work anymore.” Rally ‘round the flag As an unseasonably breezy afternoon ended, people made their way into Pack Square Park. Some came individually, others in groups. To judge by those who carried signs, their grievances were many, such as legislators’ refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and cuts in support for low-income families. Whatever their particular reasons, they’d responded by the thousands to Barber’s call for a “new South, a new North Carolina and a new future.” They waved banners for local causes, too, such as the fight over local control of the water system and the closing of the Femcare clinic. “Now that they’ve closed [Femcare], what do they want women to do?” Asheville resident Honour Stewart told Xpress. “They’re not looking out for us. Tell them to go frack off.” Local teachers Regina Blount and Demetra Harris wore blue shirts with the word “Practice” on them, representing a push to encourage people to become more involved in the political process and local elections. Harris said she worries that “hundreds of students won’t have the services they need.” “We need more people in the classroom so children can really be supported,” Blount added. Local speakers talked about such issues and more, while some people actively registered voters, solicited donations and signed people up for various groups involved in the coalition. Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, director of the Asheville-based Campaign for Southern Equality, took up Barber’s call to fuse groups and goals. “We are part of every single community represented here,” she said. “When you attack any community, you attack us. When you attack us, you attack every community.”

Some state legislators mingled with the crowd. Reps. Nathan Ramsey and Tim Moffitt, both Republicans who represent Buncombe County, said they were there to listen and talk with protestors. Moffitt was grilled by some residents and blasted by local activist Heather Rayburn in her speech attacking his connection with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that has helped coordinate conservative legislation across the country. Meanwhile, the Buncombe Young Republicans engaged in a prank petition. Bring it home As Barber got ready to speak, more people flowed into the square, covering the park in a tight mass and cheering the local speakers. Then the preacher got them going. “From the mountains to the coast, we’re sick of this mess,” Barber declared. “This is no momentary hyperventilation or liberal screaming match; this is a movement. We have a governor that has decided to be on the wrong side of history. We have

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a legislature that is bragging and boasting about its power and is legislating on the basis of lies and discrimination. Though they have temporary power, the future does not belong to them.” The attendees shouted and cheered through Barber’s remarks. He blasted the new voting restrictions as a “crime against democracy,” and the crowd burst into applause. “We’ve been through too much, we’ve learned too much, we’ve seen too much, we’ve waged too many battles,” he said. “When you mess with the right to vote, you desecrate the graves and blood of the martyrs.” Barber drew a breath and continued: “You might win a vote or two in the legislature, but ultimately we’re going to win.” A few more speakers followed the reverend, but his words defined the event. “Injustice has its moments, but the future doesn’t belong to injustice.” X



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Build it and they will come Commissioners approve land purchase for new Enka-Candler school

Despite a few calls for caution, the Buncombe Board of Commissioners unanimously approved spending $1.98 million Aug. 6 to buy land on Sand Hill Road for a new Enka-Candler intermediate school. Area fifth- and sixth-graders need a new facility, said Dr. Tony Baldwin, superintendent of Buncombe County Schools. The proposed site encompasses 22.17 acres of land near the former BASF plant. “There is no question this school will be needed,” he explained, noting that the school system has long called for a new building. Last year, 1,057 students attended Enka Middle School, making it the most crowded middle school west of Charlotte, according to data from the Education First NC School Report Card. Michelle Pace Wood, a Candler resident and former candidate for commissioner who has long advocated for a new facility, called the overcrowding at Enka Middle School “crisis level.” She said, “We have been patiently waiting for this school to be built, [and] the parents out there support it.” Wood added, “The longer you wait, the more expensive it will be to build.” But Buncombe County School Board member Lisa Baldwin disagreed, saying, “I sympathize with the overcrowding issues, but I have many concerns. … Just because we have the money doesn’t mean we have to spend it.” She called for more studies and feedback to determine the proper course forward, and she questioned whether intermediate schools “are the best approach to education.” A number of parents, school officials and county commissioners said they strongly supported the land purchase and new school. But Candler resident Jerry Rice said he was worried about contamination from the nearby former BASF plant, where nylon was manufactured for decades before closing in 2007. He also expressed concern that pollution in Hominy Creek, which runs along the northeastern border of the site,


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Field School: Commissioners approved the purchase of 22.17 acres of land at 1243 Sand Hill Road in Enka for a new school. Photo by Max Cooper

could harm children at the proposed school. “Every time we buy property, I can assure you that we do a very thorough environmental assessment,” said Superintendent Baldwin, assuring commissioners the site is safe. Tim Fierle, director of facility services for Buncombe County Schools, reported that the school system has conducted extensive studies over the last few months, including environmental assessments, traffic engineering studies, property appraisals and site alternatives. These studies indicated that there are no causes for concern, he said, concluding, “My

recommendation is this is the most suitable site for a new intermediate school. … This is an excellent site.” Buncombe Commissioner Joe Belcher, who lives in Enka and represents the district, offered school representatives strong support. “I’ll tell you how confident I am that you’ve done your due diligence: My grandson is going to go to that school,” he declared. “It’s an amazing site for a school. … This is a historic day for me.” The $1.98 million is coming from a special sales tax, mandated by state law, that must be used for school capital construction and improvements. Total construction of the school is estimated to cost roughly $22 million. X

Commissioners unanimously voted Aug. 6 to begin transferring management of Buncombe County’s libraries, parks and recreation facilities to a new Culture and Recreation Authority (CRA). Their first move was appointing themselves to serve as the new board — an act that highlights questions over how the new entity will implement its power. Authorized this year by a state law pushed by Rep. Nathan Ramsey, who previously served as chair of the commissioners, the CRA will be the first of its kind in North Carolina. On July 18, as part of the county’s overall budget, the board approved a special 3.5 cent property tax that funds it. “You are actually creating a government,” County Manager Wanda Greene noted. Although commissioners will maintain budgetary oversight, the law dictates that they appoint a seven-member board to oversee CRA actions. During the Aug. 6 meeting, Vice Chair Holly Jones pitched the idea of temporarily filling those seats with all seven commissioners until other applicants are identified. “We do this just to get the paper work rolling while we advertise the open positions,” she suggested. Her colleagues then unanimously gave the idea their votes of approval. Board Chair David Gantt subsequently directed staff to “get that advertising full blast.” “I think there’s going to be a lot of interest from the community,” responded Greene. But during the ensuing discussion, Commissioners Brownie Newman, Ellen Frost, and Joe Belcher joined Jones in saying that they hope to stay on the Culture and Recreation

Authority board long term, which would give them a majority of its seats. Legally, nothing in the new state law prevents them from doing that, but, Greene advised, the idea of the new authority is for it to be “an arm’s length” away from them. If four commissioners choose to stay on the board, she cautioned, “I think that would be a problem.” The initial CRA bill proposed by Ramsey would’ve allowed Buncombe County government and municipalities to consolidate parks-and-recreation departments and library services, with the hope of saving money and sharing costs. But during behindthe-scenes negotiations, the final bill was altered to bar cities from participating, leading some prominent critics to question the point of creating a new bureaucracy (see sidebar, “Hardball”). At a recent community meeting, Buncombe Library Board of Trustees Chair Kim MacQueen asked about the CRA issue. Belcher responded that putting libraries and other departments under a new authority would “take some of the politics out” of administrative and funding decisions. And on Aug. 6 he added, “It’s probably not in the best interest of the community to have four commissioners [on the CRA board].” Frost said, “I’m still in favor of three commissioners and four members from the community, because we need that input.” However, none of the four commissioners indicated that they would be willing to bow out. In any case, on Aug. 9, commissioners met in their new dual roles. The meeting only lasted about five minutes, as they unanimously appointed Gantt as chair and authorized him to sign any remaining paper work needed to create the authority. “We will continue to have extensive conversations about the composition of the board,” Gantt remarked. But in the meantime, he said, “We will move forward.” He also sought to reassure library, parks and other county employees who will be overseen by the new agency: “This is not a demotion. … This is not a job cutting measure … We want employees to have the same benefits or more,” Gantt said. “The bottom line is, it’s going to make everything a whole lot better.” X


Although he has previously said that the actions weren’t linked, North Carolina Rep. Tim Moffitt recently admitted that cities were barred from participating in the Culture and Recreation Authority as retaliation for Asheville’s lawsuit against the state’s mandated transfer of its water system to the Metropolitan Sewage District of Buncombe County. Responding to a question from Asheville City Council member Chris Pelly at an Aug. 5 Realtors’ luncheon, Moffit replied: “You filed your lawsuit, OK, so we’re not going to let you file [it] on this side and sue the state and charge your taxpayers money but at the same time be the benefactor of this, because it’s going to cost people outside the city some of their hardearned money. So until the lawsuit is settled, we took the authority away from the city.” (For more, see yw.) — David Forbes

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Float with the mad Tea: Support the Western North Carolina Alliance at Float for a Cause, an afternoon on the French Broad River with local rockers The Mad Tea (pictured), on Saturday, Aug. 17. (pg. 14) Photo by Rich Orris

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue A no-kill organization. Info: or 505-3440. • WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-1pm - Outward Hounds invites the public to take adoptable dogs on local hikes. Meets at BWAR, 31 Glendale Ave. Free. Free Spay Vouchers • The Humane Alliance offers free spay services for female felines. Pick up a Dudley Fund voucher at Humane Alliance, Pet Harmony, BWAR, Friends 2 Ferals or Asheville Humane Society. Info and appointment: or 252-2079. Parrot Recreation • SA (8/17), 10am - Parrot Recreation: Playgrounds, Puzzles and Diversion will focus on activities to keep parrots' bodies and minds challenged. Free. Info and location:

Spay/Neuter Vouchers • SA (8/17), 11:45am-3pm - Free and low cost spay/neuter vouchers will be available to Henderson County residents at The Blue Ridge Mall (next to JoAnne's Fabrics), 1800 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville. Info:

Art American Folk Art and Framing Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 281-2134. • Through TH (8/22) - Those of Humble Mind. • Through MO (8/26) - Migration: Interpretations. AnTHM Gallery Located in the Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain. Tues.Sat., 5-9pm; Sun., 11am-9pm. Info: • Through SU (9/1) - From Outsider In, works by self-taught artists. Art at Mars Hill College Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am5pm. Info: • Through TH (9/5) - Urban Imagery and Personal Fantasy group photography show. Art at UNCA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: • Through FR (9/13) - Under Construction: Society, Gender and Body, a participatory exhibition, will be on display in the Intercultural Gallery. • WE (8/21), 5pm - Opening reception. • FR (8/16) through FR (9/27) - Urban Photography from the Streets of a Bohemian Mountain Town, works by Joe Longobardi, will be on display in the Blowers Gallery.

ArtEtude 89 Patton Ave. Sun., noon-5; Mon.Thurs., 10am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am7pm. Info: or 252-1466. • TU (8/20) through FR (9/13) Fleur Mélange: A Collection of Contemporary Florals, by Karen Titus Smith. Arts Council of Henderson County • Through FR (8/30) - Bring Us Your Best will be on display in BRCC's TEDC building. Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: or 258-0710. • Through SA (8/31) - Pots that Pour, featuring ten national clay artists. • TH (8/15), 4-8pm - "Mastering Social Media and Art Salon: Collage" creative sector forum. • FRIDAYS, 9-11am - Artist business brainstorming sessions will feature one-on-one opportunities for artist

Win a 2013 VW Passat TDI SE entrepreneurs. Free or by donation. Call to confirm dates. • SUNDAYS, 10am-1pm Asheville Art Church, a "Sunday morning sanctuary for the creative spirit," invites the public to write, paint, draw and craft. $10-$20 donation. Asheville Art Museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • Through SU (9/29) - PLAY, works from the permanent collection, will be on display in the East Wing. • Through SU (9/8) - Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, a traveling exhibit from the Whitney Museum of American Art. • Through SU (9/1) - A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar. Asheville BookWorks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: or 255-8444. • Through SA (8/31) - Works by Impractical Labor in the Service of the Speculative Arts members. Asheville Gallery of Art 16 College St. Mon.-Sat., 10am5:30pm; Sun., 1-4pm. Info: or 251-5796. • Through SA (8/31), Scene Around Asheville and WNC, watercolor and pastel paintings by Al Junek. Bella Vista Art Gallery 14 Lodge St. Summer hours: Mon., Wed., & Thurs., 11am4pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 7680246. • Through MO (9/30) - Works by Nancy Varipapa, Shellie Lewis Dambax, Karen Jacobs and Jane Cartwright. Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930. • Through FR (9/13) - Works by five professional photographers from the Southern Appalachian Photographers Guild. Black Mountain College

Museum + Arts Center The center, which preserves the legacy of Black Mountain College, is located at 56 Broadway St., Asheville. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484. • Through WE (8/21) - Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design. Castell Photography 2C Wilson Alley. Tues.-Sat., by appointment. Fri. & Sat., 11am6pm. Info: castellphotography. com or 255-1188. • Through SA (10/5) - This Side of the Blue, works by Timothy Pakron. Courtyard Gallery Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St. Info: or 273-3332. • Through TU (9/27) - The Anything Goes, Everything Shows mail art show will feature local and international artists. • SA (8/3), 6-9pm - Opening reception. Flood Gallery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am4pm. Info: or 254-2166. • Through FR (9/30) - Works by Brazilian artist Cibelle Leonetti. Fly Over • Through SA (8/31) - Fly Over, a photography exhibition of World War II warbirds and crop dusters by Candler resident Barbara Sammons, will be on display at the Asheville Regional Airport's art gallery. Info: Folk Art Game Boards • Through TH (10/10) - An exhibit of hand-painted folk art game boards (checkers and tic-tac-toe) by Francine Menor will be on display at the Canton Public Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Info: or 6330202. Grovewood Gallery Located at 111 Grovewood Road. April-Dec. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm & Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or 2537651. • Through SU (9/22) Celebration of Color, group wood sculpture show. HandMade in America Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: handmadeinamerica. org or 252-0121. • Through FR (9/13) - Needled: Contemporary Needle Craft. Honour

Stewart Gallery Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm and by appointment. Info: or 232-4260. • Through SU (9/1) - Incoherent Clarity, works by Anna Jensen and Honour Hiers Stewart. Leicester Studio Tour • SA (8/17) & SU (8/18), 10am6pm - The Leicester Studio Tour will include a self-guided tour featuring more than 20 members of the Leicester Artists group. Free. Info and map: Mica Fine Contemporary Craft 37 N. Mitchell Ave., Bakersville. Mon. & Sat., 10am-5pm. Sun., noon-5pm. Info: micagallerync. com or 688-6422. • Through SU (9/15) - Tradition Revisited, metal quilts by David Earl Tomlinson. Mimi Harvey • Through SA (8/31) - A solo show of works by Mimi Harvey will be on display at West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. Info: childrens-art-prints. com or 250-4750. Pastel Exhibition • Through SU (8/18) - The North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition, On Common Ground: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the Sea, will be on display at the Hickory Museum of Art, 243 Third Ave. N.E., Hickory. Info:


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Push Skate Shop & Gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • FR (8/16) through TU (9/10) - I Smell a Rat, The Art of Scott Hilton. • FR (8/16), 7-10pm - Opening reception. Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Sat., 10am5pm; Sun., noon-4pm. Info: • Through MO (8/26) - Juried members exhibit. The Bender Gallery 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 505-8341. • Through SA (8/31) Meditations: What Lies Beneath the Surface. or call 828-210-4800 M-F 9am–5pm


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Fun fundraisers What: Benefit concert and silent auction to support The Asheville Darkroom. When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.2 a.m. Where: The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Road. $5. Info: Why: Reports of the death of the darkroom have been greatly exaggerated. Even as many professional and amateur artists move toward digital photography, a group of local artists are sticking with old-fashioned film (including Laila Alamiri, whose work is pictured). The Asheville Darkroom gives analog photographers with some experience a place develop blackand-white film. Its River Arts District facility also offers educational programs, photo critiques and demonstrations. “We value lifelong education, accessibility to all who wish to learn technical processes and artistic practices, and forums for individu-

The Dogwood Gallery Located at Artisan Catering and Deli, 1390 Sand Hill Road, Candler. Info: 665-3800. • Through MO (9/30) - Works by Mary Catherine Cozens. Toe River Arts Council The TRAC Center Gallery: 269 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine. Burnsville TRAC Gallery: 102 W. Main St. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10:30am-5pm. Spruce Pine info: 765-0520. Burnsville info: 682-7215. General info: • SA (8/17) through SA (9/28) New Traditions: Contemporary Perspectives from a Traditional Landscape, works by Potters of the Roan guild, will be on display in the Spruce Pine gallery. Info: Transylvania Community Arts Council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • FR (8/16) through FR (9/13) Connestee Art League exhibit.


True Blue Art Supply 30 Haywood St. Mon.-Sat., 10am7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: • Through FR (8/30) - Natural Wanderings, works by Cyndi Calhoun. Upstairs Artspace 49 S. Trade St., Tryon. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 859-2828. • Through SA (8/31) - Seeing Is Believing and Crossing the Line.

Art/Craft Fairs Paris of the South Flea Market • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 8am-3pm - The Paris of the South Flea Market will feature a "gypsystyle" market including handmade clothes, jewelry, art, food trucks and live music. Held at U.S. 70 at Lytle Cove Road. Free to attend. Info: The Little Flea • SATURDAYS, 3-7pm - The Little Flea will feature produce and "hand-selected fare and wares"

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behind Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Road. Free to attend. Info:

Auditions & Call to Artists or 6938504. Asheville Community Theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: ashevilletheatre.

Apple Festival Arts and Crafts Fair • ONGOING - Opportunity House is currently accepting vendor applications for its Apple Festival Arts and Crafts Fair, scheduled for Aug. 30 and 31. Info: or 692-0575. Art on the Island • Through SU (9/1) - The Madison County Arts Council seeks vendors for its Art on the Island fall festival through Sept. 1. Info: or 649-1301. Arts Council of Henderson County Grants • Through FR (8/16) - The Arts Council of Henderson County will accept applications for RAPG grants through Aug. 16. Info:

org or 254-1320. • TU (8/20), 10:30am-2:30pm Auditions for The Autumn Players' production of Mary, Mary. Media Arts Project • Through TH (8/15) - The Media Arts Project will accept grant applications from artists for its {Re}HAPPENING festival through Aug 15. Info: TC Arts Council Applications available at tcarts@ or 884-2787. • Through WE (9/18) - TC Arts Council will accept submissions for its collaborative exhibit through Sept. 18. Works must be created by two or more artists.

als to learn and share their expressions and experiences,” explains the group’s website. The Asheville Darkroom hopes to become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, but it needs support to achieve this goal. The group will host a fundraiser at The Odditorium on Saturday, Aug. 17, featuring music, a raffle and silent auction. Musician André Cholmondeley will present OPTION ANXIETY, a mixed-media event featuring songs, musique concrete, noise, electro and other genres. He currently plays with Bowie Band, which played to a packed crowd at Lexington Avenue Brewery last month, according to Asheville Darkroom organizer Bridget Conn. The event will include performances by Wes Tirey and Claypool, and karaoke may round out the evening (although a DJ set might take its place as a grand finale). If you can’t make it to the show, check out the Asheville Darkroom’s Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign at through Thursday, Aug. 22.

Benefits Back-to-School Supply Drive • Through SA (8/31) - A back-toschool supply drive, to benefit Children First/Communities In Schools, will be hosted by the Arden, Bleachery, Skyland and Weaverville Walmarts. Donation bins available during business hours. Info: Child Advocacy Classic Golf Tournament • TH (8/22), noon - The Child Advocacy Classic Golf Tournament, to benefit Child Abuse Prevention Services, Inc., will feature lunch and a shotgun start. Held at Etowah Valley Country Club, 470 Brickyard Road, Etowah. $150. Info: Contra Dance for the Mountains • SU (8/18), 7-10pm - Contra Dance for the Mountains, to benefit Katuah Earth First, will feature music by Calamity Strikes and Diane Silver. Lesson at 6:30. Held in WWC's Bryson gym.

$6-$20 donation. Info: Float for a Cause • SA (8/17), 12:30-7:30pm - Float for a Cause, to benefit Western North Carolina Alliance, will feature a floating barge with music by The Mad Tea. Departs from the bridge near Wedge Brewery in RAD. Concludes at The Bywater, 796 Riverside Drive, with music and raffles. $5 suggested donation. Info: LEAF Schools and Streets • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - Wine tasting and jazz, to benefit LEAF Schools and Streets, will be held at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St. $5 suggested donation. Info: or Root Ball • TH (8/15), 6:30-9:30pm - The Root Ball, to benefit Asheville GreenWorks, will feature music by Lyric, food and drink. Held at GreenWorks' boat house, 318 Riverside Drive. $25/$20 in advance. Info:

Sharing Affair Auction • SA (8/17), 4:30-8pm - A "Sharing Affair" auction, to benefit ABCCM, will feature a mountains-to-sea dinner including BBQ and low country boil dishes. Quarter House will perform music, followed by a silent auction. Held at Covenant Community Church, 11 Rocket Drive. $20. Info: or 259-5300. Sisters-to-Sisters • 4th THURSDAYS, 6:30pm - Sisters-to-Sisters, to benefit ABCCM's Steadfast House, will include a "home sales party" featuring handcrafted items, cosmetics and gifts. Held at Grateful Steps Foundation, 159 S. Lexington Ave. Prices vary. Info: or abccm. org. Wine Tasting • SA (8/17), 4-6pm - A wine tasting, to benefit Parkway Playhouse, will be held at Burnsville Wine, 525 W. Main St., Burnsville. Info and cost: 682-4285. Yoga in the Park • SA (8/17), 10am - Yoga in the Park, with Michael Johnson, will benefit Homeward Bound. Held in Pack Square Park. $5-$15 suggested donation. Info: christine.hart.ayc@gmail. com.

Classes, Meetings & Events Asheville Quilt Guild Potluck (pd.) Tu [8/20] 6pm, Quilters celebrate summer with a brief meeting and a big dinner in Asheville Info: ashevillequiltguild. org or 828-665-6786 MAC BASICS CLASSES AT CHARLOTTE STREET COMPUTERS (pd.) Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte Street, 9:30 - 10:30am weekdays. Mondays - Mac OS X Basics Level 1, Wednesdays - iPad Basics Level 1, Thursdays - iCloud, Fridays - iPad Basics Level 2, first Tuesday of each month - iPhoto, second Tuesday each month - Safari, third Tuesday each month -Mac OS X Level 2, fourth Tuesday each month - iMovie. Registration is just $9.99 at MUSIC LESSONS WITH MOSES ATWOOD (pd.) Find your own musical style-- All levels welcome. Songwriting. Voice. Guitar.

Piano. Dobro. Music Theory. $30 an Hour. mosesatwood@ The Painting Experience (pd.) Experience the power of process painting as described in the groundbreaking book Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. August 16-18 at the Asheville Art Museum at Pack Place., (888) 639-8569. Animation Workshop Wednesdays • WEDNESDAYS, 3-6pm - Animation Workshop Wednesdays invites the public to learn stop motion animation. Bring a digital camera, if possible, to the game room of Asheville Pizza and Brewing, 675 Merrimon Ave. Ages 10 and up. $10. Info: WorldPeasAnimations. Apple Valley Model Railroad Club Located at the Hendersonville Depot at the corner of 7th Avenue and Maple Street. Info: • ONGOING - Coming of the Railroad, a replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade. Sat., 10am2pm & Wed., 1-3pm.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar Meetup • SUNDAYS, 1pm - The "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" group, moderated by Patrick Ochsenreiter, meets weekly at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St., for "banter about what is happening in the world of gay men." Info: pbochsenreiter@ or Maggie Valley Cribbage • TUESDAYS, 6:30pm Cribbage will be offered at Maggie Valley Inn, 70 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. Cards and boards available. All levels welcome. Free. Info: kei3ph@ or 926-3978. Music Library Club • The Music Library Club seeks people interested in "meeting occasionally to listen to recorded music in our homes." All ages welcome. First meeting planned for Aug. 14, 1-4 pm. Free. Info and directions: or 669-1193.

Asheville Backgammon Club • 3rd SUNDAYS, 2-6:30pm The Asheville Backgammon Club invites players of all levels to meet at Zia Taqueria, 521 Haywood Road. Tournament begins at 2:30pm. $10. Info: ashevillebackgammon.weebly. com or ashevillebackgammon@

Remember Newtown • SA (8/17), noon-1pm - A "Remember Newtown" demonstration will be held at Hendersonville Historic Courthouse on Main Street. Posters to commemorate Sandy Hook shooting victims provided, but bring homemade signs if possible. Info: 693-9804.

Craft Night • 3rd SUNDAYS, 7pm - Craft night at West Asheville Vineyard, 717 Haywood Road. All crafts welcome. Free. Info:

WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility • FR (8/16), 12:30-2pm WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility will meet at a private home. Info and directions:

Ethical Society of Asheville • SU (8/18), 2-3:30pm - The Ethical Society of Asheville will host a discussion on “What Is a Living Wage and Why Do I Care?” with Mark Hebbard from Just Economics. Held at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road. Free. Info: or 687-7759. GM Alumni Club • TH (8/15), 11:30am - The WNC GM Alumni Club's annual picnic will be held at Jackson Park Shelter No. 1, 801 Glover St., Hendersonville. $15/$5 members. Info: wncgmalumni. com.

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music, vendors, cornhole and more. Held at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. $25 weekend admission/$10 Sunday. Info:

Food & Beer Boone Bar Crawl and Music Fest • SA (8/17), noon - The Boone Bar Crawl and Music Fest will highlight the areas bars, restaurants and venues throughout the day and night. $25/$19 in advance. Info and schedule:

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Crafts up close: Leicester artists will show off their pottery, quilts, candles and more at the “Come to Leicester” studio tour on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. This free, self-guided tour will include Doc Welty’s pottery studio (pictured). (pg. 13)

Laugh Your Asheville Off • Through SA (8/17) - Laugh Your Asheville Off will feature a double header launch party, benefit show for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and performances by various comedians. Info, schedule and cost: laughyourashevilleoff. com. Slice of Life Comedy • TH (8/22), 8:30pm - Stand-up comedy and booked open mic includes snacks, drink specials and a raffle for charity. Held at Pulp, below the Orange Peel, 103 Hilliard Ave. $5. Info and booking: sliceoflifecomedy@ Upstart Stand-Up • 3rd MONDAYS, 8pm - Jack of Hearts, 10 S. Main St., Weaverville, presents a monthly competitive stand-up comedy event. Eight comics compete for cash prizes. Free. Info:

Dance Lava Nights • FRIDAYS, 10:30pm-2:15am - Lava Nights will feature Latin dance with DJ Carlos Carmona. Held at Mela, 70 N. Lexington Ave. $5. Info: Mountain Shag Club • TUESDAYS - The Mountain Shag Club meets weekly at The


Hangar at the Clarion Inn, 550 Airport Road. Free lessons from 6:30-7pm. DJ from 7-10pm. $5. Info:

Eco ECO Green Home Tour • SA (8/17), 10am-4pm - A self-guided driving tour of sustainable homes in Buncombe and Henderson counties. $15. Info and tickets: or 692-0385. Green Open House • SU (8/18), 1-4pm - The WNC Green Building Council invites the public to tour an efficient cottage built by Osada Construction. 49 Verde Drive in the Villages of Crest Mountain. Free. Info and directions: RiverLink Info: 252-8474, ext. 11, or • TH (8/15), 11:45am-2pm - A RiverLink bus tour of the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers will meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. $20/free for members. Info and registration: 252-8474. • WE (8/14), 10am & 5pm Volunteer orientation will be held at the RiverLink offices, 170 Lyman St. Morning session will include a presentation on

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Wilma Dykeman. Registration requested. Water Quality Monitoring • WEDNESDAYS through (9/25), noon-3pm - WNCA invites volunteers to sample water in the French Broad River Basin. Meets at Westfeldt Park, 280 Old Fanning Bridge Road. Info: avl. mx/ue or 258-8737.

Festivals Dirty Dancing Festival • FR (8/16) through SA (8/17) The Dirty Dancing Festival will celebrate the movie, which was filmed in Lake Lure. Activities include a screening of the film, music by Danny Woods and the Party Prophets, lake lift events, watermelon games and dance lessons. Info, locations and schedule: dirtydancingfestival. com. Downtown After Five • FR (8/16), 5pm - Downtown After Five will feature music by The Revivalists and Lyric. Held on N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: Maggie Valley Summer Rally • FR (8/16), 3-11pm; SA (8/17), 9am-11pm & SU (8/18) 9am-5pm - The Maggie Valley Summer Rally will feature bike shows,

Buncombe County Democratic Women • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6-8pm - The Buncombe County Democratic Women will host its monthly dinner and meeting at the Buncombe County Democratic Party Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Road. $12 per dinner/$15 yearly membership. Info and registration: 277-8554. Drinking Liberally • TH (8/15), 7pm - Liberals will meet at Asheville Brewing Company to discuss local, state and national politics. Held at 77 Coxe Ave. Info:

Kids FIRST Lego League Workshop • SA (8/17), 9am-3pm - The NXT Robot Programming for FIRST Lego League workshop, ages 9-14, will include hands-on robot instruction. One adult per child must attend. No prior experience required. Held at UNCA. Info and directions: olliasheville. com or 251-6140. Hands On! This children's museum is located at 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 697-8333. • WE (8/14), 10:30am-12:30pm "Micro-wonders" will teach ages 7-12 how to use traditional and digital microscopes. $16/$10 members. • TH (8/15), 10:30am-12:30pm - Nano Science will explain

the science of very small metals, gels and more. $16/$10 members. • FR (8/16), 10:30am-noon - A royal tea party invites children ages 3-6 to make a crown and learn tea party manners. $16/$10 members. --- 3-4pm Children of all ages are invited to meet live spiders. Free with admission. • TU (8/20) - Children are invited to play with the museum's new kaleidoscope table throughout the day. Free with admission. • WE (8/21), 10:30am - "Splash of Color," for ages 3-10, will explore the science of mixing colors. $6/$2 members. • TH (8/22), 10:30-11:30am Children are invited to make a kaleidoscope. $8/$3 members. Lake James State Park 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • SA (8/17), 10am - A hike along the Discovery Trail will feature 18 activity stations for children. Departs from the Holly Discovery Trail parking area. • SU (8/18), 10am - "Nature Through Indian Eyes" invites children ages 5-12 to use the five senses to experience the natural world. Meets at the Paddy’s Creek Area bathhouse breezeway. Looking for Neemoe • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (9/2) - The public is invited to look for Neemoe at the Team ECCCO Aquarium, 511 N. Main St., Hendersonville, for a chance to win a free one-year membership. Patrons eligible with $4 admission fee. Info: teamecco. org. Oakley Farmers Market Story Time • THURSDAYS through (10/3), 4:30pm - The Oakley Farmers Market will present story time for children with hands-on crafts relating to food. See tailgate market listings for info. Play and Learn for Preschoolers and Parents • TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS through (8/27), 10 & 11am - An eight-week pre-literacy class for parents, caregivers and children ages 3-5 from Buncombe County will be held at Asheville City Schools Preschool, 441 Haywood Road. Free. Info: 350-2904. The Crafty Historian • SA (8/17), 10:30am-12:30pm The Crafty Historian will present a program for children on the theme of Cherokee heritage

at Smith McDowell House on A-B Tech's Asheville campus. Registration required. $3. Info and registration: education@ or 253-9231.

Music Song O' Sky Chorus (pd.) Tuesday 6:45-9:30 PM Song O' Sky Chorus (Sweet Adelines International) Covenant Community Church, 11 Rocket Dr., 28803 Asheville's premier a capella barbershop-style chorus! We welcome all women who love to sing! 1-866-824-9547 Anam Cara Karaoke • TH (8/15), 8-11pm - "Anam Caraoke" will include a cash-only beer and wine bar. Free to participate. Info: anamcaratheatre. Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930. • TH (8/22), 7:30pm - The Art of Jazz series will feature Michael Jefry Stevens (piano) and Zack Bass (bass) performing original compositions and standards. $10 donation. Black Mountain Drum Circle • SATURDAYS, 4pm - Steven Townsend hosts a traditional West African drumming workshop, followed by an open drum circle, at the Carver Community Center, 101 Carver Ave., Black Mountain. All skill levels welcome. Free. Info: 669-2052. Chimney Rock Concert Series • TH (8/15), 7-9pm - The Hickory Nuts and Lake Lure Cloggers will perform at Chimney Rock’s Gathering Place Amphitheater on Main Street. Free. Info: Concerts on the Creek • FR (8/16), 7:30-9:30pm Concerts on the Creek will feature Steve Weams and the Caribbean Cowboys at Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave., Sylva. Free. Info: or (800) 962-1911. Downtown Rhythm and Brews • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6-9pm - The Downtown Rhythm and Brews concert series will be held at the Azalea parking lot, Third Avenue and King Street, Hendersonville. Free. Info: RhythmAndBrews Hendersonville.

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WE (8/21) through SU (8/25), 8pm - Music on the Rock: A Tribute to the Music of The Eagles will be performed at the downtown location. $24. Haywood Community Band • SU (8/18), 6:30pm - The Haywood Community Band will perform music by living composers in the pavilion next to Maggie Valley Town Hall, 3987 Soco Road. Free. Info: or 456-4880. Homegrown in the Park • THURSDAYS, 6:30-8:30pm - Homegrown in the Park will feature local singer-songwritiers performing in Pritchard Park. Free. Info: Karaoke at Players • WEDNESDAYS, 8pm; FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, 9pm - Players Cigar Bar, 170 Rosscraggon Road, hosts weekly karaoke. Info: 6760588. Music on Main Street • FR (8/16), 7-9pm - Music on Main Street presents Tuxedo Junction (dance band) and a classic car show outside the Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. Free. Info: or 6939708. Park Rhythms • TH (8/15), 7:30pm - Park Rhythms presents Swayback Sisters (country) at Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. Free. Info: deanna.stone@townofblackmountain or 669-8610. Pickin' in Lake Lure • SATURDAYS through (8/31), 7pm - Pickin' in Lake Lure will feature performances by local bands followed by an open jam. Held on the Lake Lure Smokehouse deck, 2795 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure. Free. Info: 674-0677. Pickin’ in the Park • FRIDAYS, 7-10:30pm - Pickin’ in the Park will feature bluegrass and old-time bands at Canton Recreational Park‚ 77 South Penland St. Free. Info: Randy Flack • SA (8/17), 6pm - Randy Flack (acoustic) will perform at The Mountaineer Restaurant, 6490 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. Free. Info: or 9261730.

Shindig on the Green • SATURDAYS until (8/31), 7pm - Shindig on the Green will feature traditional music, dance and storytelling at Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Bring a blanket. Free; food for sale. Info: Voice and Classical Chamber Music Ensembles • WE (8/14), 7pm - Singers, classical instrumentalists and listeners are invited to meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 15 Overbrook Road. Neither practice nor commitment required. All skill levels welcome. Info:, westminstermusicasheville.weebly. com or 490-1852. WCU Woodwind Recital • SU (8/18), 3pm - WCU faculty will perform a woodwind recital at Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Free. --- 7:30pm - An additional concert will be performed in the college's Coulter Building. Free. Info: 227-7242.

Outdoors Beautiful Lake James Marina • Boat Slips Available (pd.) Reserve a covered, uncovered or houseboat slip. Great location at Canal Bridge. Security, gas sales, marine store and customer lounge. Call (828) 584-0666. www. Blue Ridge Parkway Hike • FR (8/16), 10am - "No Ghosts in this Graveyard" hike will depart from Graveyard Fields overlook, MP 418 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free. Info: 298-5330. Events at REI Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: or 687-0918. • WE (8/14), 7-8pm - A bike maintenance class will teach participants how to lube a chain, fix a flat and make minor adjustments. No need to bring bikes. Free; registration required. • TU (8/20), 6-8pm - A class on bike maintenance will focus on how to fine tune a derailleur. Please do not bring bikes. $40/$20 members. Registration required. Friends of the Smokies Hike • TU (8/20) - A strenuous, 5.4mile hike on the Mount Sterling Trail will depart from Asheville at 8:30am and Waynesville at 9am. $35/$10 members. Info and departure locations: or 452-0702.

Parenting Foster Parent Classes • MONDAYS, 6pm - Learn about becoming a therapeutic foster parent with The Bair Foundation. Classes held at 217 Executive Park; dinner provided. Free. Info:

Public Lectures Get Lost in the Woods • SA (8/17), 7:30pm - A presentation on ways to get lost in the woods will be held at Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater, MP 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free. Info: 765-2681. Public Lectures & Events at UNCA Events are free unless otherwise noted. • MO (8/19), 11:25am - "The Middle Ages: The Creation of Christian Europe," with Rodger Payne, associate professor of religious studies, and Jeff Konz, professor of economics. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: or 251-6808. • MO (8/19), 11:25am "Introduction to Humanities: Mesopotamia," with Merritt Moseley, professor of literature. Held in UNCA's Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: humanities.unca. edu or 251-6808.

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ASHEVILLE COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION CENTER (pd.) Free practice group. Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work, and community by practicing compassionate communication (nonviolent communication). 252-0538 or www.ashevilleccc. com. • 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:15 Mindfulness Meditation Class (pd.) Explore the miracle of healing into life through deepened stillness and presence. With consciousness teacher and columnist Bill Walz. Info: 258-3241. www. Mondays, 7-8pm: Meditation class with lesson and discussions in contemporary Zen living. At the Asheville Friends Meeting House at 227 Edgewood Ave. (off Merrimon). Donation. CHANNELING YOUR HIGHEST SELF (pd.) Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Communicate with your highest self and ascended beings. Info: channeling

Krishna House opens in Montford Krishna House, an affiliate center of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, opened its doors on Aug. 4. Manager Raya Nitai Dasa Vanacari spoke with Xpress about what Krishna House is up to. What was the inspiration for opening the center? The teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna. The mission is to disseminate these nonsectarian teachings for the benefit of all persons. What is Krishna Consciousness? Krishna Consciousness is the original consciousness of every living entity ... not an artificial imposition on the mind. ... Bhakti-yoga is prescribed ... as the sublime method for reviving our Krishna Consciousness. [It] entails chanting of the holy


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names of God [and] abstaining from meat-eating, intoxication, illicit sex and gambling. Bhagavad-Gita: As It Is is the primary scripture describing the process of Bhakti-yoga or Krishna Consciousness. How can one get involved? Every Sunday, beginning at noon, there is an open house. This is an opportunity to hear and chant the glories of the Lord. Complimentary prasadam, or food offered to Lord Sri Krishna, is available at the open house. Krishna House is a fully functioning coed ashrama ... where participants are trained in the science of Bhaktiyoga. [We are] currently accepting new live-in male and female monks [and also] offer short-term retreats for aspiring seekers. The Krishna House’s reading room is open from 4:30 a.m. 9:30 p.m., seven days a week. Krishna House is located at 17 Arborvale Road in Montford.

OPEN HEART WORKSHOPS (pd.) Level 1, August 24, Level 2, August 25, 9am-5pm, 5 Covington St. These workshops are a beautiful way to connect with, feel and strengthen your spiritual heart, deepening your experience of living a heartcentered life. Register with Suzy, 367-6954, ohworkshopswnc@, http:/ open-heart-workshops Asheville Insight Meditation • WEDNESDAYS, 7-8:30pm & SUNDAYS, 10-11:30am - Practice Mindfulness Meditation (also called Vipassana or Insight Meditation) with a supportive group. Held at 29 Ravenscroft Drive, Suite 200. Free. Info: or 808-4444. Church of the Garden • SUNDAYS, 11am – The Church of the Garden is a spiritual community that draws meaning from ancient wisdom, new thought and the natural history of the Blue Ridge. Meets at OM Sanctuary, 87 Richmond Hill Drive. Donations appreciated. Info: ashevillechurchofthegarden. org. Cloud Cottage 219 Old Toll Circle in Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6000. • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS, 7:30-8am - Sitting meditation. • SA (8/17), 9am-4pm - "All Our

Relations" will use indigenous wisdom traditions to honor ancestors. $35 suggested donation. First Congregational Church in Hendersonville Fifth Avenue West at White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Info: 6928630 or • SU (8/18), 9:15am - "Who Are Catholic Nuns?" Grace Lutheran Church 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-4890. • Through SU (8/18) - Grace Lutheran Church will accept registration for its nine-month disciple bible study through Aug. 18. Cost varies based on level of study. • TU (8/20), 7pm - A service of prayer for healing will include olive oil anointment. Historic Inman Chapel Homecoming • SU (8/18), 11am - The Historic Inman Chapel will host a potluck dinner and gospel concert at the church, near Lake Logan Road, Canton. Donations accepted. Info: 246-0199. Light Center 2196 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6845. • 3rd THURSDAYS, 7:15pm - Reiki circle, featuring a brief history, chakra clearing meditation with sound healing and individual Reiki sessions. Free. • TUESDAYS, 7:30pm - Self Energy Awareness Group. Mountain Zen Practice Center • TUESDAYS, 7pm - Conscious Compassionate Awareness meditation and group discussion guided by the teachings of Cheri Huber. First Tuesday orientation. Donations appreciated. Info: Shambhala Meditation Center of Asheville 19 Westwood Place. Visitors welcome; donations accepted. Info: • THURSDAYS, 6-6:45pm Meditation followed by Dharma reading and discussion at 7pm. Meditation instruction offered. Open house first Thursdays. • SUNDAYS, 10am-noon - A public sitting will feature meditation instruction. Come for a portion or the entire time. St. James Church Tours • SATURDAYS through (9/7), 10am - St. James Church, 766 North Main St., Hendersonville, will offer guided tours in honor of its 150th anniversary. Info: St. Mark's Lutheran Church Chestnut and Liberty Streets. Info: or 253-0043. • WE (8/14), noon - A service of prayer with anointing for healing. Meditation topic: "The Role of Compassion in Healing." Transmission Meditation • WEDNESDAYS, 6:30pm & SUNDAYS, 9am - Group meditation provides a dynamic service to the world and spiritual development. 16 Sunview Circle, Arden. Free. Info:, or (704) 467-7649.

Spoken & written word Accent on Books 854 Merrimon Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 252-6255. • SA (8/17), 11am - Bob Mustin will present his book of short stories Sam’s Place. --- 3pm - Pisgah Press authors Sarah-Ann Smith, Donna Lisle Burton and A. D. Reed will present their works. Anam Cara Open Mic • TH (8/22), 8pm - A poetry and songwriting open mic invites the public to share original works. The evening includes an erotic haiku contest and raffle. Held at Anam Cara, 203 Haywood Road. Must be 18 or older. Free; cash bar. Info: anamcaratheatre. Asheville City Poets • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm - Asheville City Poets will present public readings at Vanuatu Kava Bar, 15 Eagle St., produced by Asheville poet Caleb Beissert. All poets and musicians welcome. Free. Info and registration: meetup. com/Asheville-City-Poets. • FR (8/16), 7pm - An open reading for local poets will be held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St. • MO (8/19), 7:30pm - A featured poet will perform, followed by an open reading. Held at Altamont Theater, 18 Church St. Produced by Asheville poets Jeff Davis and Caleb Beissert. Blue Ridge Books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. All programs free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 456-6000. • SU (8/18), 3pm - Susan Reinhardt will present her book Chimes from a Cracked Southern Bell.

Buncombe County Public Libraries LIBRARY ABBREVIATIONS - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n BM = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 2504756) n NA = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 2504752) n SS = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 250-6488) n SW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • THURSDAYS until (8/29), 6:30pm - Learn how to quilt a bag. Beginner's knowledge and sewing machine required. $10. Info and registration: 2506486. SW • TH (8/15), 2:30pm - Book club: The Cove by Ron Rash. SS • TU (8/20), 2pm - Book club: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. NA --- 7pm - Book club: The Name of the Rose by Umberton Eco. BM • WE (8/21), 5pm - Swannanoa knitters. SW City Lights Bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • TH (8/15), 10:30am - Coffee with the Poet, featuring Michael Beadle. • SA (8/17), 3pm - Zeata P. Ruff will present her novel End of the Road. Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: malaprops. com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (8/14), 7pm - John Van Kirk will present his book Song for Chance. • TH (8/15), 7pm - Jay Erskine will present his book Stand up that Mountain. • SA (8/17), 3pm - A birthday celebration for children's book authors born in August will feature stories and activities for kids. Geared towards ages 4-10. • TU (8/20), 7pm - Comix Club: Tekkonkinkreet: Black and White by Taiyo Matsumoto. • TH (8/22), 7pm - Marisha Pessl will present her novel Night Film. Tales from the Trail • TH (8/15), 7pm - Local storyteller Nancy Reeder, who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, will share her experiences during an interactive presentation at the Feed and Seed, 3715

Hendersonville Road, Fletcher. Free; donations welcome. Info:

8pm; Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $35 with discounts for students, seniors and military.

Thomas Wolfe Memorial Located at 52 N. Market St. Info: or 253-8304. • SA (8/17), noon-2pm - Trish Foxwell will present A Visitor’s Guide to the Literary South, which follows the Southern journeys of American writers including Fitzgerald, Poe and Wolfe.

Hendersonville Little Theatre 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. Info: 692-1082 or hendersonvillelittletheater. org. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (8/16) until (9/1) - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a musical about "pretty girls" and "small-town political maneuvering." Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $24 with discounts for students.

Sports Hoop Jam • TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm Hoop Jam invites the public to hula hoop in Pritchard Park. Hoops available to borrow. Free. Info:

Theater Asheville Community Theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/18) - Steel Magnolias, the story of six Southern women in northern Louisiana. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $22/$19 students and seniors/$12 children. Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/18) - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Performed at the downtown location. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $35 with discounts for seniors, military and students. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/18) - Les Miserables, the story of "a French peasant of abnormal physical and moral strength and his never-ending quest for redemption." Performed at the Mainstage location. Wed.-Sat., 8pm.; Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $40 with discounts for seniors, military and students. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS (8/22) through (9/15) - Deathtrap, the story of a "successful writer of Broadway thrillers who is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has left him with a string of failures and a shortage of funds." Performed on the Mainstage. Wed.-Sat.,

Montford Park Players Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and take place outdoors at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford. Donations accepted. Info: or 254-5146. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/18) - Love’s Labour’s Lost, performed in the style of a 1980s teen romance movie, will tell the story of "a group of students sworn to studious celibacy who fall comically in love with three beautiful French foreign exchange students." 7:30pm. Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre Performances are held at Mars Hill College's Owen Theatre. Info: or 689-1239. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/18) - Blithe Spirit, a comedy about socialite and novelist Charles Condomine. See website for times and cost.

Thriving Children The Success Equation, under the umbrella of Children First/ Communities In Schools, unites the community to reduce the root causes of child poverty. These calendar listings feature community events and volunteer opportunities to help children thrive in Buncombe County. Children First/CIS • Children First/CIS seeks volunteers for its learning centers and after school program for elementary school children living in public and low-income housing. Mon.-Thurs., 2:30-5:30pm. Volunteer for one hour a week and change the life of a local child. Info:, or 768-2072. Hands On Asheville-

Buncombe Registration required. Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • WE (8/14), 9am-noon - Help sort and pack food at MANNA FoodBank for agencies serving hungry people in 17 WNC counties. In Real Life After School Programs • ONGOING, 3-6pm - The IRL After School Program seeks volunteers to build relationships with middle schoolers while participating in diverse programming like academics, sports and the arts. Volunteers with special skills/ interests matched to appropriate programs. Info:, irlacsf@ or 350-6270. MotherLove Mentor • The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per month required. Info: 254-7206. Partners Unlimited • Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: partnersunlimited@ or 281-2800.

Volunteering Asheville City Schools Foundation • ONGOING - The Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks volunteers to tutor/mentor a student (K-12) in need of support. Volunteer opportunities available Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm. Info: 3506135. Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC Located at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213, in the United Way

building. The organization matches children from single-parent homes with adult mentors. Info: bbbswnc. org or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks persons to mentor one hour per week in schools and after-school sites. Volunteers age 18 and older are also needed to share outings in the community twice a month with youth from single-parent homes. Activities are free or low-cost, such as sports, local attractions, etc. Info session: Aug. 22 at noon. Hands On AshevilleBuncombe Registration required. Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • SA (8/17), 10am-noon - OnTrack: Copy and collate packets for distribution to individuals and families that benefit from OnTrack's various financial assistance programs. • SU (8/18), 1-2pm - Knit-n-Give encourages knitters of all skill levels to make hats for the WNCCHS Pediatric Program and Homeward Bound of Asheville. • TU (8/20), 4-6pm - Fair-Trade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair-trade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. • WE (8/21), 6-8:30pm - Cookie night invites the public to make cookies for hospice patients at CarePartners' John Keever Solace Center. • TH (8/22), 11am-12:30pm - Shake and Bake: Cook and serve a homemade lunch to the men staying at the ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters and Inn. Both men and women are encouraged to participate. Literacy Council of Buncombe County Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info:,

or 254-3442. • Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and English as a second language. Tutors provide one-on-one or small group instruction in Buncombe County. No prior tutoring experience or foreign language skills required. Tutors will receive 15 hours of training and ongoing support from certified professionals. Orientation sessions: Sept. 11 and 12. Volunteers must attend one orientation. Read to Succeed Asheville • SA (8/24) - A volunteer info session for Read to Succeed Asheville will focus on in-school literacy coaching for at-risk children in kindergarten through grade 3. Coaches work one-on-one with an Asheville elementary school student. Orientation meeting: Aug. 24. Free training: Aug. 27 through Sept. 21. Info: mjuliesherman@ or 251-4949. THE Center for Disordered Eating • THE Center seeks volunteers to help improve its library, promote upcoming events with social media and assist in planning the Asheville NEDA Walk on Nov. 2. Info: 3374685 or The Rathbun Center • The Rathbun Center, a nonprofit corporation that provides free lodging for patients and their caregivers staying in Asheville for medical treatment, seeks volunteers to support and register guests. Weekend shifts: noon-3pm, 3-6pm & 6-9pm. Info: or 2510595. CALENDAR DEADLINE The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365

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Buck up Spirited Connections offers stress relief through equine therapy

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In times of distress or grief, any remedy is on the table — or, in the case of Spirited Connections, in the stable. Rebecca Stares, owner of the equine therapy program, cites an example from the early days of her practice. A family struggling with the father’s recent death entered a stable together, eager to mend the divisions that arose between them, and to help them cope with their loss. The three horses present, however, had a different idea. Each horse retreated to a separate corner with tail facing the family. The mother, clearly distraught, burst into tears and immediately recognized that the the horses’ behavior mirrored her family’s state. “I was truly amazed,” says Stares. “Horses are the best nonverbal communicators I have ever encountered.” She notes that the animals have a keen awareness of human energy, picking up on this particular family’s dynamic of separation. However, throughout five sessions, Stares said this family experienced deep transformation. They worked as a cohesive unit, dropped their tension and were able to naturally interact with the horses. Stares, an addictions and mental health specialist with a focus in child and family therapy, moved her practice from Calgary, Alberta, to Asheville in March. She has several years of experience working with individuals, couples and families facing addiction, anxiety, PTSD, illness adjustment or those who seek a deeper connection to themselves through horses. Stares believes equine therapy offers a more solution-focused and present-moment approach than traditional talk-therapy or even other animal therapies. “A horse is fundamentally a prey animal, so they


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Namas-neigh: Yoga on Horses offers a twist on typical meditation and yoga practices. Photos courtesy of Spirited Connections

respond differently than other animals,” she says. “It’s a 1,200-pound (or more) being and you have to be aware and in the present moment. You can’t put on a façade and fake it with a horse like you do in everyday life. They see right through you.” Spirited Connections also offers a unique “expressive therapy” program at the Willow Creek Horse Farm just a few miles from downtown Asheville. Equine expressive therapy, or “Horses As Canvas,” offers clients a chance to put their story directly onto the horse. For this program, Stares collaborates with local art nurturer Court McCracken, allowing participants to use a variety of media, includ-

ing paints, pipe cleaners and ribbons to create a project based on that day’s theme (the paint is nontoxic, washable and biodegradable). Not only do the horses enjoy the human touch and massage during this practice, but they respond based on the client’s energy, Stares says. “Everybody’s expression will look different. It can be very symbolic of their personal journey.” There is a healing intention behind every theme, and often, issues will come up during the session for later debriefing. “With traditional therapy, you’re expected to pour out all of your ‘junk’ to a stranger, and that therapeutic relationship accounts

for 30 percent of your outcome,” says Stares. She explains that many people find it easier to disclose after relating to the horse than they would in traditional talk-therapy. However, the third type of equine therapy that Spirited Connections offers involves minimal talking. One of only a handful of programs like it in the country, Yoga on Horses offers a twist on typical meditation and yoga practices. Stares had her own yoga practice for years, and one day decided to take it into the stable, where she was amazed at the outcome. “Matching your breathing to the horses, at only 10 beats a minute, really helps you slow down and feel the horse’s energy,” she says. There are three levels for participants depending on their physical capability and comfort with the horses. From a grounding meditation with simple yoga poses that use the horses for balance to advanced poses on the horse’s back while walking, Stares has seen some deep bonds formed between the participants and their horses during these sessions. “The only requirement for these types of therapies is that you aren’t terrified of horses,” Stares says. Her intention is to make equine therapy accessible to everyone, as demonstrated through Spirited Connections’ sliding-scale fee system. There is “no one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness,” she says, noting that equine therapy can benefit a wide array of individuals. In the fall, Stares and assistant Chelsea Cloutier plan to offer a recovery and relapse-prevention program for domestic offenders. Although many of Stares and Cloutier’s horses have a history of abuse and neglect, Stares explains that, unlike humans, “Horses don’t hold on to their past.” Through the variety of approaches that Spirited Connections offers, their intention is to promote that same outlook to humans while fostering a safe space for personal behavioral transformations. X Sharon Bell is a social media manager at Make Me Social.

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1. Long before “buying local” was the thing to do, Mr. Ingle was buying from local farmers because it was the only option when he opened his first store in 1963 in Asheville and we’ve been doing it ever since. For the past several years, we’ve been working with ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) and Blue Ridge Food Ventures to bring more local farmers and businesses into Ingles. We highlight this with monthly “Taste of Local” events held in store.

2. Robert Ingle Jr. is our CEO and other members of the Ingle family are closely involved with the operation of Ingles Markets. 3. Local vendors, bakeries and brewers are plentiful at Ingles: Gallolea Pizza Kits, Rosetta’s Veggie Burgers, Theros Olive Oil, 12 Bones Barbecue Sauce, Carolina Pig Polish, Do More Bars, and Roots Hummus, Highland Brewing, Asheville Brewing, French Broad Brewing & more. Bakers: Annie’s Breads, Dolci Di Maria (gluten-free), My Gluten-Free Bread Company, City Bakery of Asheville and Wildflour Bakery.


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Back To School Karma Community Yoga Class (pd.) Wednesday, August 21, 9:30-10:30am. Join Donna Hollinshead for a cash only donation alllevels Power Vinyasa yoga class. Benefits the Asheville City Schools Foundation. RSVP online at or call (828) 335-YOGA for more information. Your DOG is your workout partner! (pd.) Thank Dog Bootcamp is an outdoor fitness program that combines dog training, weight training, and cardio training for dogs and their people. First class is FREE. MON, WED & THUR 6PM and TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8AM @ Recreation Park (65 Gashes Creek Road). Info: info@thankdogavl. com or (828)423-0156. Asheville Community Yoga Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: • WEDNESDAYS through (8/28), 6-7:30pm - "1,000 Variations" will explore variations on familiar poses. Basic yoga experience recommended. $40. • THURSDAYS through (8/29), 6-7:30pm "Mindfulness Now" will include meditation, deep relaxation and mindful movement. $40. Ashtanga Yoga • TUESDAYS 5:30-7pm; FRIDAYS, noon-1:30pm; SUNDAYS 9-10:30am - Apothecary, 39 S. Market St., hosts Ashtanga yoga. Tuesdays: led primary series. Fridays: led primary/intermediate series. Sundays: mysore practice. All levels welcome. $5-$15 sliding scale. Info: Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition • TUESDAYS, 1pm - "Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Take charge of your health with this six-week workshop for people with chronic health conditions and their caregivers." Held at Battery Park Apartments, 1 Battle Square. $30 suggested donation. Info and registration: 251-7438. • WEDNESDAYS, 4:30pm - An additional program will be held at Hillcrest Community Center, 22 Ravenscroft Drive. Mastering Mindful Eating • TU (8/20), 5:30pm - A one-hour workshop about mastering mindful eating. Workshop facilitated by registered dietitians Kendra Gaffney and Michelle Shelfer. Sponsored by THE Center for Disordered Eating. Held at the Woodfin YMCA, 40 N. Merrimon Ave. Free. Info: thecenternc.weebly. com. Opportunity House Blood Tests • WEDNESDAYS, 8:30-10am - Opportunity House will offer blood profile laboratory testing at 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. $25. No appointment required. Info: or 692-0575. Radical Yoga • SA (8/17), noon-2:30pm - Radical yoga will focus on relaxation techniques to decrease stress. Held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St. $15 sliding scale. Info: Red Cross Blood Drives 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • WE (8/14), 10am-2:30pm - The Buncombe County employees blood drive will be held in the administration building, 200 College St. Info: (800) 733-2767.


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• TH (8/15), 2:30-7pm - Blood drive: Arden Seventh Day Adventist Church, 35 Airport Road. Info: 684-4525. • FR (8/16), 2-6pm - Blood drive: Salvation Army, 750 Haywood Road. Info: 683-1666. • MO (8/19), 2:30-7pm - Blood drive: Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 201 Mount Carmel Road. Info: 254-4688. • TU (8/20), 10am-3pm - Blood drive: UNCA, 1 University Heights. Info: (800) 733-2767.   • TH (8/22), 2-6:30pm - Blood drive: Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler. Info: 667-3950. Yoga for Every Body • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 6pm - Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton St., hosts yoga with an emphasis on the connection between breath and bodies for back care, core strength and opening hips and chests. Free. Info: sialiablue@ Yoga for Veterans • MONDAYS, 7-8pm - A yoga class for veterans and their families will be offered at Asheville Yoga Donation Studio, 239 S. Liberty St. All levels. Free. Info: or 254-0380. Yoga for Veterans • TUESDAYS, 4:30pm - A beginner class for veterans, appropriate for most fitness levels, is held weekly in the Charles George VA Medical Center cafeteria, 1100 Tunnel Road. Bring mat if possible. Free. Info:

Support Groups Adult Children Of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • MONDAYS, 7pm - "Generations," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 474-5120. Al-Anon Meeting (Lambda) • FRIDAYS, 8pm - The Lambda (LGBT) group of Al-Anon, a gay-friendly support group for families and friends of alcoholics, holds weekly candlelight meetings at All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St. Info: Al-Anon Al-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of alcoholics. More than 33 groups are available in the WNC area. Info: or 800-286-1326. • WEDNESDAYS, 11:30am - "Daytime Serenity," Pardee Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. --- 7pm - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. --- 5:45pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. • THURSDAYS, 6pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3020 Sweeten Creek Road. • THURSDAYS, 7pm - "Parents of Children with Alcoholism," West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road. --- 7pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway at

North Highland Lake Road, Flat Rock. --- 8pm Fletcher United Methodist Church, 50 Library St., Fletcher. • FRIDAYS, 12:30pm - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --- 5:30pm - "Family Matters," First United Church, 66 Harrison Ave., Franklin. • SATURDAYS, 10am - "One Day at a Time," First Baptist Church, Buncombe and 5th Avenues, Hendersonville. --- 10am - "Grace Fireside," Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. --- 10am "Saturday Serenity," St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St. --- noon - "Courage to Change," Bess Sprinkle Memorial Library, Weaverville. • SUNDAYS, 5pm - Al-Anon and Alateen, West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road. • MONDAYS, noon - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --- 6pm - "Attitude of Gratitude," Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. --- 7pm First Christian Church, 201 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain. --- 7:30pm - First United Methodist Church, Jackson and Church Streets, Sylva. --- 8pm - "Al-Anon Spoken Here," Ledger Baptist Church, U.S. 226 near Bakersville. --- 8pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway at North Highland Lake Road. • TUESDAYS, 4pm - Grace Church, 242 Highway 107 N., Cashiers. --- 5:30pm - "Steps to Recovery," Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Road. --- 7pm - "One Day at a Time," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. --- 8pm Transylvania men's meeting, Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support • 3rd MONDAYS, 5-6:30pm - Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support (CAPES) meets monthly at Mission Hospital’s Loretta Hall, Conference Room 6, located behind the St. Joseph Hospital Building. CAPES serves anyone caring for or concerned about an aging parent or adult. Free. Info: 277-8288 or 213-4542. Co-Dependents Anonymous A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm & SATURDAYS, 11am First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. (use back entrance). Info: 424-6594 or 398-8937. Debtors Anonymous • MONDAYS, 7pm - Debtors Anonymous meets at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 101. Info: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Magnetic Minds • WEDNESDAYS, 7-9pm & SATURDAYS, 4-6pm Magnetic Minds provides self-help through weekly, peer-facilitated support meetings offering acceptance, info and techniques to manage challenges. Meets at 1316-C Parkwood Road, across from the West Asheville BB&T. Free. Info: MagneticMinds. or 367-7660. Eating Disorders Support Group • WEDNESDAYS, 7-8pm - Support group for adults at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Led by licensed professionals. Free. Info: or 337-4685. Eating Disorders: Family and Friends Support • 3rd SATURDAYS, 10-11:30am - A support group for family members, caregivers and friends of individuals struggling with eating disorders is held at

T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Led by licensed professionals. Free. Info: or 337-4685. Family Hope Line • TUESDAYS, 2-5pm & THURSDAYS, 8-11pm "Compassionate listening, encouragement and help finding recovery resources for individuals and families experiencing mental health challenges and/or emotional distress." (855) 446-7348. Free. Info: Family Mental Health Support • WEDNESDAYS, 6:30pm - Mother Bear Family Dens are free recovery education and support meetings open to individuals, families, friends and care providers working with mental health challenges. Held at All Souls Counseling, 35 Arlington St. Info: HIV/AIDS Support Group • 1st & 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) hosts a free, confidential HIV/AIDS support group led by a trained facilitator. Info and location: 252-7489, ext. 328;; 252-7489; or wncap. org. Memory Cafe • 1st MONDAYS, 1-3pm; 1st WEDNESDAYS, 2-4pm; 3rd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm; 3rd THURSDAYS, 2-4pm - Memory Cafe is an opportunity for those living with the challenges of dementia to gather and socialize. Free. Info and locations: shendrix@, Asstminister@uuasheville. org, or NAMI Support Groups The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers three types of groups to support people living with mental health issues and their families, friends and loved ones. Free. Info: or 505-7353. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Dual Diagnosis Support Group. For individuals with MH/SA diagnoses. 3 Thurland Ave., off Biltmore Avenue. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am; 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 11am; 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Connection group for people with mental health issues. 356 Biltmore Ave., Suite 207. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am; 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Family/Caregiver group for people supporting someone experiencing a mental health issue. 356 Biltmore Ave., Suite 315. Nar-Anon • Nar-Anon provides support to relatives and friends concerned about the addiction or drug problem of a loved one. • TUESDAYS, 7pm - West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road; enter through back door. Info: • WEDNESDAYS, 12:30pm - First United Methodist Chuch, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Enter through side parking lot. Info: 891-8050. New Moms Support Group • THURSDAYS, 6pm - A group for new mothers (children through 5 years) who suffer from depression will focus on meeting parenting challenges while caring for self and offer solutions in a safe, healthy environment with professional support. Info and location: Overeaters Anonymous A fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. A 12-step program. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace

Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: (609) 731-0808. Recovery From Food Addiction • MONDAYS, noon & FRIDAYS, 7pm - A 10-step support group for those suffering from food addiction meets at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road, second floor. Info: Relationships Through Communication Effectiveness • TU (8/13), 1-2:30pm - The purpose of this support group is to improve relationships and communication effectiveness (exploration of non-violent communication and expressive arts). Meets at 29 Ravenscroft Drive, Suite 202. $12 donation. Info and registration:, oakes.khalsa@ or 777-1962.


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Publix supermarket will be coming to South Asheville, the Floridabased grocer confirmed last week. A Hendersonville Road store will open in 2015. The Asheville store will be the chain’s fifth location in the state. Three stores in Charlotte and one in Cary will open in 2014. The Asheville Publix will feature 49,000 square feet of grocery and pharmacy space. The Kmart adjacent to Gerber Village has been demolished to make way for the stores.


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Grocery glow: Publix is one of four supermarkets coming to Asheville from outside markets. The others include Harris Teeter, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. A local store, Katuah Market, will open in Biltmore Village later this year.

For those keeping count, that’s two former Kmarts recently torn down to make way for grocery stores, as the Kmart on Tunnel Road (across from the Asheville Mall) was recently demolished to accomodate a Whole Foods coming to that location. Publix offers several in-house lines, according to Maria Brous,

The Florida-based grocery chain plans to open in 2015

media and community relations director. “They provide the conventional, traditional items, and they also provide them with an extensive product line in health, natural and organic,” she says. Publix stores also offer carry-out service, she says. The supermarket chain operates 1,072 locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee, according to its website. “Publix continues to aggressively look for additional locations throughout the state of North Carolina,” according to a press release. “It’s the first new state that we’ve entered in more than 20 years,” Brous says. “We’re excited to be coming to North Carolina.” X


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Notes from the Asheville food scene

The Barleycorn to open in the former Burgermeister’s spot Brothers Greg and Jon Campbell have had enough of exclusive gated communities and stodgy office parks. They recently relocated to Asheville from south Florida, and they’re hoping to discover a more sociable way of living.


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This fall, they’ll open The Barleycorn in West Asheville with that goal in mind. “We’re going for a gathering place where you can get something good to eat,” Greg says. The restaurant’s tagline, “a great good place,” comes from writer Ray Oldenburg’s 1989 book, The Great Good Place, about the importance of so-called third places in creating healthy lives. “A great good place is a place where people can come and meet their neighbors, or a guy’s out walking his dog, and he can sit down and have a beer,” Greg says. “Basically, it’s going to be based on the British pub tradition.” Accordingly, The Barleycorn will serve fare from that region: bangers and mash, pork pies, Irish stew. There will also be sandwiches, soups, salads and cheese boards for sharing. And as the name implies, beer will be plentiful with about 16 varieties on tap, which explains the barley reference. It draws from a folk song about harvest, “John Barleycorn Must Die,” written down by the Scottish poet Robert Burns and recorded, perhaps most famously, by Traffic. Greg summarizes the song: “You plant the barley. You plant the corn. It grows up, and you kill it so you can produce beer and spirits. … And then you plant it again.” The Barleycorn occupies the former Burgermeister’s space at 697 Haywood Road. Renovations are already underway. The revamped interior will include a longer bar, a semi-open kitchen and a change in decor. Circle in the Square on Merrimon becomes Grand Central Don’t worry north Asheville: Merrimon’s Circle in the Square is no more, but the pizza train is still in the station. The business has become Grand Central Pizza & Deli. Byron Carlile, who managed the restaurant for nine years, recently bought it and changed the name — although most everything else remains. “We’ve kept all the pizza exactly the same,” says Shelby Young, who works with Carlile. “That’s pretty important to our customers.”

The phone number, however, has changed. For Grand Central, call 254-4403. The Biltmore Avenue Circle in the Square remains open under its original ownership. Chef Mo’s on Hendersonville Road closes After 3 ½ years in business, Chef Mo’s Restaurant and Bar has closed. “Basically, it just wasn’t the right location for us,” says Brenda Wienke, who co-owns the business with chef Mauricio Abreu. “We decided after some soul searching that we needed to leave.” Abreu has been cooking in Asheville for more than a decade, and he’s co-owned restaurants since 2004, when he opened Chef in Motion on Victoria Road. Is he retiring? Not likely. He and Wienke, will continue to operate Mountain Fiesta event center in Madison County where they host weddings and cooking classes. Abreu will offer private chef services.

Look for an upcoming collaboration between Abreu and Carson Lucci, who owns Over Easy Café and Golden Girls Events Staffing. Abreu will help with Golden Girls’ catering projects and possibly host some dinners at Over Easy, which is usually only open for breakfast and lunch, Wienke says. For more information, visit or X

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Summer’s almost over. Fall’s almost here. What do we drink?

Fall may officially arrive in late September, but summer turning into fall is a fuzzy process. There are a few crisp, cool days in between the heat and rain. You may go swimming one day and wear long sleeves the next. Some people cling to iced coffee, while others are reaching for an early pumpkin latte. This uncertainty is also apparent in the world of beer. Many people have a favorite light lawnmower beer, and many also reach for a strong stout during cold months. But what beer is best for August or September? Let’s take a look at the local offerings.


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As is so often the case, Wedge gets it. Their late summer beer, Dark Imperial Pilsner, is toeing the seasonal line. While pilsner is a summer staple, by cranking up the ABV to 8.4 percent and dropping the color to near black, this beer could just as easily fit into fall. “It’s one of the only beers like this I know of,” says brewer Carl Melissas. Despite the name, the darkness is more about color than flavor. In fact, the first thing drinkers will notice is the hops — all floral German varieties. And there’s a lot of them: “We’re dry-hopping this with about three times as many hops per barrel as our Iron Rail … I’m really excited,” says Melissas. Green Man is hanging onto summer for now with The Wayfarer. It’s a light wheat IPA, dry-hopped with Citra and Chinook. It’s bright and summery, while still packing almost 7 percent ABV. But when

fall rolls around, Green Man will offer something new to study. The brewery is busy planning a historical series of eight new beers at the tasting room. All of them will be based on recipes brewed in England from 1850 to 1915, according to brewer Mike Karnowski. Late summer means expanded hours and new beers for Burial Beer. Friday and Saturday remain the same, but the brewery is now open on Thursdays from 4 to 10 p.m. On the beer side, the owners are bringing out the first beers in their “Pollination” series. All three use a golden honey Saison as the base beer, but feature a different flower: passionflower, rose petal and jasmine. Brewers from Burial and Hi-Wire recently teamed up to brew a Belgian Quad that will be aged in Bulleit Rye barrels. While it’s not ready yet, Hi-Wire is pouring its new seasonal, Ringmaster Red Rye. It’s a “liberally hopped ale with unmistakable rye malt character,” according to owner Chris Frosaker. Out at Oskar Blues, they’re still pouring summery one-off beers. (Look for a Kiwi-infused Pils on Friday, Aug. 16.) But they’re also getting ready for colder days. Last week saw the delivery of three new tanks, and they just brewed their popular Ten Fidy Imperial Stout for the first time in Brevard. The “First in Fidy” release party will take place at the brewery’s tasting room, the Tasty Weasel, on Aug. 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. Expect special release T-shirts and other goodies in addition to very fresh Fidy. Last but not least, our future neighbor New Belgium is releasing an unusual take on an early fall seasonal. Dubbed Pumpkick, it starts out with pumpkin juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then the kick hits: they also threw in lemongrass and cranberries. While it might sound weird, if anyone can pull this off, it’s New Belgium. Suggested pairings include pumpkin pie, salted caramel apple pie, turkey potpie and broccoli mushroom pie. So really, just pick a pie. X

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Late summer often means lastminute camping trips. Or for kids, the last few days of summer camp. In the beer world, things aren’t so different. Sierra Nevada is holding a contest to let a few lucky fans come to “Beer Camp,” out at the Chico, Calif., brewery. While a few folks in Asheville already know all about Beer Camp — a handful of Asheville’s brewers were invited last year — there are plenty of folks who still think it’s a couple days of beer drinking. To be fair, that’s part of it. But it’s also tours, tastings and more. There’s a 12-seater Beer Bike to pedal through the hop yard and bottling line. There are multiple meals at the tasty Sierra tavern. Rare bottles are opened and R&D beers are sampled. But the highlight of the trip is when the campers brew their own beer on the Sierra system. For beer lovers, it’s the ultimate experience, and for brewers it’s a dream come true. If you’re interested in attending this December, the two-minute video contest just went live and runs through Sept. 30. Visit to find out more.

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Our garden is exploding. We have a pile of tomatoes balanced precariously on the counter and more than a peck of jalapeño peppers in the fridge. Now that the cilantro is overwhelming the rest of the herb garden, it’s time to find a way to use our bounty. An obvious solution is salsa. Some quick knife work can turn a heap of tomatoes and jalapeños into a chunky, spicy condiment that’s good on everything from eggs to tacos. But what’s the advantage of making your own? A stroll through the chip aisle is enough to make a Southerner exclaim, “This stuff’s made in New York City?” Commercials from the ‘80s not withstanding, now is the perfect time make a homemade salsa that defies regional classifications. Just chop up some tomatoes, jalapeños, garlic, onion, cilantro and anything else you’d like to add. If your tomatoes made it through this rainy summer, throw them in the mix. If not, pick out some romas or heirlooms at a local tailgate market. For smoother salsa, blend half of each ingredient in a food processor or blender. We prefer a chunkier salsa (all the better to dip the ubiquitous chip), but any consistency is tasty. Remember to let the salsa sit in the fridge for a day or two before serving, since the flavors need some time to meld together. Then get ready to impress your friends with a homemade staple that takes mere minutes to prepare.

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6 Roma tomatoes, diced 1/2 red or yellow onion (around 1/2 cup), diced 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 handful of cilantro (around 1/2 cup), chopped 1 tbsp. white vinegar 1 tbsp. lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Combine ingredients in bowl and let sit overnight refrigerated. For a smoother salsa, puree half of the ingredients in blender or food processor before combining.

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Among the charming older redbrick buildings that define downtown Hendersonville, a new two-story office has added an entirely different color: green. Biz 611 — with an exterior of towering glass windows, reclaimed brick and earth-toned stucco — houses a fully functional, sustainable work environment that has little in common with the typical American office. The owner of the building, former software developer Jonathan Butler, created it as a business incubator for tech startups and green companies. Butler says he got the idea after serving on the board of the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation in his hometown, Charleston, S.C. “We reclaimed two buildings that were designed [as] business incubators for the ‘knowledge industry,’ mostly tech, but we also had a number of green companies that started up in there, and it has just gone so incredibly successfully,” Butler says of the Charleston Flagship buildings. In Hendersonville, Butler first purchased the neighboring structure, Landmark Condominiums, several

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years ago, hiring local architect Ken Gaylord to help renovate the space for a home for his family. After the Landmark’s completion in 2009, there were still two other buildings on the property. Built around the 1950s, the structures had been abandoned for a number of years and had foundation problems. Considering his options, Butler decided to replicate the Charleston Flagship model, incorporating as many reclaimed materials as possible from those buildings and others — from bricks to furniture to door handles. Start to finish, Butler reports, Biz 611 cost a little more than $1 million to build. Chris Kaselak is the general manager of BlackHawk Construction, the integrated contracting arm of Ken Gaylord Architects. He says the firm had incorporated sustainable building practices into previous projects, but never as many as Biz 611. “We’d done parts and pieces,” says Kaselak. “One client would like to do some solar panels, another client wants to do a green roof, but

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Jonathan’s a little different, where he wants to do as much of that as he possibly can. He, more than a lot of owners, is willing to make the investment in the different systems that actually improve energy impact and environmental impact.” Inside, the 10,000-square-foot space is flooded with light that beams through two-story glass windows. Solar tubes illuminate the stairwells (so the regular lights are rarely used). Toilets are flushed using rainwater collected through an elaborate rooftop harvesting system. Rather than drywall or sheet rock, a special sandblasting treatment allowed for exposed cement-block walls. Many of the offices are flexible spaces with sliding walls and exchangeable wall panels. “It’s sort of a game changer for Hendersonville and Western North Carolina,” says Gaylord, the architect behind the project. “It’s a completely different approach to creating workspace or office space that doesn’t emphasize the separation and privacy of individual businesses, but instead invites collaboration.”

The nonprofit Environmental and Conservation Organization (headquartered in Biz 611) will be giving its sixth annual home tour on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The tour will feature Biz 611 and a total of six homes in Henderson and Buncombe County. One house on the tour features an outdoor kitchen and another is a net-zero building — it generates as much electricity as it uses. The goal, according to intern Katie Finegan, is for people to see sustainable living in practice. She says it’s a bonus to have ECO leading by example in their new office. “We are walking the walk now. We are an environmental organization, and we can be like, ‘Look, there are solar panels on our roof, and we’re collecting rainwater to flush our toilets, and this is what we stand for.’ It’s completing our mission,” says Finegan. Tickets are $15 a person; carpooling is encouraged. For more information on the home tour, visit or call 692-0385.

Gaylord notes that the building does not attempt to hide its green features, or tuck them away in a utility closet. Instead it uses solar panels as awnings and visible cisterns to collect rainwater. He said one of the most overlooked aspects is that Biz 611 is an urban infill. “We didn’t clear a cow pasture or forest to put up a building and pave a parking lot. We took an existing downtown site that was very tight. That was probably the greenest thing that we did,” explains Gaylord. “We are reusing all the things that create an urban environment — the utilities, the sidewalks, the roads. We’re also lending vitality to the town by doing that.” Outside, a living wall designed by a local landscaper faces the busy traffic of Church Street. As the wall grows in, Butler’s tenants will be able to

Some companieS have brancheS, we have rootS! go outside and pick edible fruits and vegetables from it for lunch. The green wall is fastened to an exterior that incorporated 9,000 reclaimed bricks from the previous building. In fact, Biz 611 has just been selected to receive a Brick Industry Association design award at a reception in September. Butler’s first tenants have all been hand-selected, including the Environmental and Conservation Organization, a Hendersonvillebased nonprofit. Butler calls them his “beta-testers,” to see how the space is functioning. He says he’s now ready to rent. Biz 611 has about 16 spaces for lease, with five or six already spoken for. Butler has hired a property manager and says rents will run anywhere from $200-$1,100, depending on the size of the office. A large conference area on the first floor can be rented out separately for different businesses or organizations. He also hopes to feature art exhibitions in the main lobby area. “You want to have events and different reasons for people to come here, but you also want the building to sort of educate in and of itself,” notes Butler. Gaylord says the building is part of a new wave of office space. “The architecture is supportive and encouraging of interaction between entrepreneurs,” he says. “I think there’s a new movement in this country to realize the best entrepreneurial activity comes from interaction, not isolation.” For more information, visit or call Donna Logan, Cornerstone Real Estate, 284-2859. X

ing financing options and building a business model. Appalachian Women Entrepreneurs Conference • TU (8/20), 9am-5:30pm - HandMade in America will host the Appalachian Women Entrepreneurs conference on the theme of “As Craft Artists, How Many Hats Do We Wear?” Held at 125 S. Lexington Ave., Suite 101. Free; registration required. Info: or 252-0121. Asheville Buzz • WE (8/14), 7:30-9am - Asheville Buzz Summer Breakfast Series will focus on “Businesses Putting Asheville on the Map.” Held at Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. $20. Info: Goodwill Career Classes • ONGOING - Goodwill offers entry-level computer classes. Free. Info and schedule: 298-9023. • ONGOING - Goodwill offers classes for those interested in careers in the food and hotel industries. Hands-on training includes American Hotel and Lodging Association certification. $25. Info and schedule: 298-9023. Tech After Five • 3rd TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm - Tech After Five is a networking-focused event for tech professionals and entrepreneurs looking to advance their businesses and careers. Held at Hickory Tavern, 30 Town Square Blvd. Free. Info: WNC InfoSec • 3rd SATURDAYS, 1-4pm - “A friendly, mature and ethical group of information security enthusiasts, professionals, students and neophytes. All knowledge/skill levels welcome” Held at the EarthFare South community room, 1856 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: wncinfosec. com.

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A summer market meal If you’re not sure what to do with this summer’s abundance of peppers or peaches, let the Montford Farmers Market be your guide. The tailgate will host a community feast on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 7-9 p.m. Chefs and owners Brian Canipelli of Cucina 24 and Jacob Sessoms of Table will present a four-course, family-style meal featuring food straight from the market. Come to earlier in the afternoon to pick up your own veggies, or let these noted restaurateurs serve you their own seasonal delights. The dinner will be held at Tod’s Tasties, 102 Montford Ave. $40 includes wine tasting and live music. Limited seating; advance tickets required. X

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Kid-Unfriendliest Restaurants: 1. Loose Tacks 2. Uncle Jack’s Probation-compliant Sugar Shack 3. Amber’s Muffin Alert Best Late-Night Customer: 1. Super stoned visitor to town 2. Sobering-up runny-mascara girl clutching pack of Marlboro Lights with ID tucked inside cellophane 3. Middle-aged loner who just had lifechanging revelation Best Place To Be People-Watched: 1. On sidewalk walking large unleashed dog next to unfenced playground 2. Yelling at self while wearing camping backpack on Eagle Street 3. Lurking around Harrah’s Cherokee Casino gaming tables giving discreet baseball-coach hand signals with small round mirrors taped to outside of elbows Most Under-Appreciated Entertainer: 1. Guy who makes funny sound on trombone during burlesque sketch 2. Pre-emcee who introduces the emcee 3. Friend of friend who comes along to hip-hop show who’s never been to hiphop show Best Open-Mic Performer: 1. First-timer who insists on getting best spot on list 2. First-timer who harasses emcee about placement on list 3. First-timer who blames poor performance on placement on list Best Movie Theater Audience Member: 1. 7-year-old kid so excited that she and her parents are first ones in theater to see matinee nobody else is going to come see 2. Drunk teenagers sitting one row back you’re fantasizing about fighting 3. Weird open-mouthed girl with movie reflecting off glasses repeatedly sucking melted ice droplets through straw DID YOU KNOW?

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Least Favorite Friend of Local Filmmaker: 1. Guy who compares local filmmaker’s film to big budget film that is completely different 2. Girl who doesn’t care about local filmmaker’s film because she’s not in it 3. Co-worker at bagel shop who keeps asking local filmmaker how filming is going two years after film is released Audience Member Who Makes Local Actor Want To Quit: 1. Three girls sitting together, all looking down at cell phones 2. Hilarious-ringtone guy 3. Frowning father (tie) 3. Better local actor with wasted potential because he screwed up and stayed in Asheville and whose presence makes it difficult for local actor on stage to remember lines and forget pregnant girlfriend All-Around Best Audience Member at Drag Show: 1. Straight guy avoiding eye contact with foul-mouthed emcee looking for audience member to humiliate 2. Jealous guy who disapproves of boyfriend’s drag lifestyle but has done enough blow to tolerate it one more night 3. Super-drunk, straight-laced mortgage lender with fistful of $20 bills who is out to prove to much-younger liberal girl he just started dating how fun and openminded he is (tie) 3. Super-sober, straight-laced mortgage lender who took wrong turn while pretending to go to restroom in order to escape and has inadvertently walked into dressing room full of drag queens without wigs in various states of undress Best Newspaper Reader: 1. Girl reading article that validates her farm-to-table beliefs 2. Guy who can’t read enough about beer 3. Guy who wrote newspaper article he is reading (tie) 3. Lady who writes letter to editor insisting she never reads Disclaimer page because it’s so terrible but continues complaining about offending verbiage buried in Disclaimer articles











Government in Action • The National Security Agency is a “supercomputing powerhouse,” wrote in July, with “machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second” — but apparently it has no ability to bulk-search its own employees’ official emails. Thus, ProPublica’s Freedom of Information Act demand for a seemingly simple all-hands search was turned down in July with the NSA informing ProPublica that the best it could do would be to go one-by-one through the emails of each of the agency’s 30,000 employees — which would be prohibitively expensive. (ProPublica reported that companywide searches are “common” for large corporations, which must respond to judicial subpoenas and provide information for their own internal investigations.) Recurring Themes • To commemorate its 500th “deep brain stimulation” surgery in May, UCLA Medical Center live-Tweeted its operation on musician Brad Carter, 39, during which he was required to strum his guitar and sing so that surgeons would know where in his brain to plant the electrical stimulator that would relieve his Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Carter had developed hand tremors in 2006, but the stimulator, once it is properly programed and the surgery healed, is expected to reduce his symptoms, restore some guitar-playing ability and reduce his medication need. (And, yes, patients normally remain conscious during the surgery.) • Fruit of any kind retails for outlandish prices in Japan, but some, such as Yubari cantaloupes, are so prestigious that they are often presented as gifts to friends or colleagues, and it was only mildly surprising that a pair of the melons sold in May for the equivalent of about $15,700 at auction at the Sapporo Central Wholesale





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Market. The melons appeared to be perfect specimens, with their T-shaped stalk still attached. The record melon-pair price, set in 2008, is about $24,500 measured at today’s exchange rate. • First-World Crises: It is not quite to the level of the $15,700 Japanese melons, but the behavior of women descending upon New York City stores in June for the annual “sale” on designer shoes is nonetheless a spectacle. The event makes the city’s upscale commercial district look like “an insane asylum of very well-dressed women,” reported The New York Times. The shoes’ everyday prices require, wrote the Times, “the willful suspension of rational thinking.” The average transaction at Barneys is $850, still far below, for example, a pair of wicker-basketlike sandals ($1,995 by Charlotte Olympia) or a certain Christian Louboutin pump ($1,595 — and $4,645 if in crocodile). Prices are so unhinged that standards from the iconic Sex and the City designer Manolo Blahnik are now low-price leaders, holding at about $595. Updates • The Mexican economy has improved markedly since News of the Weird first mentioned the EcoAlberto theme park in the central state of Hidalgo in 2005, which offers an attraction simulating the rigors of border-jumping. In 2005, it was thought that many of the attendees were using the setup to improve their chances of sneaking into the U.S., but now park officials believe nearly all are being discouraged, with the improving economy (and stepped-up U.S. enforcement) helping. The ordeal is played out as a three-hour game, with “U.S. Border Patrol” agents using sirens, dogs and verbal threats, and chasing the players into the night. X

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DIG this Asheville’s Downtown Independent Groove festival returns

where: The Orange Peel, Emerald Lounge, The LAB, Asheville Music Hall and One Stop

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Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15 and 16 (8 p.m., $5 per venue/$10 day pass/$15 two-day pass/$30 VIP pass.

The return of DIG (Downtown Independent Groove) Festival is not so much a reoccurrence as a comeback. The local music fest was first produced in 2009 with a focus on area Americana and roots bands. It was envisioned as a summer counterpart to the Pop Asheville festival, which at the time happened in January. But, right after the inaugural DIG, “Life got very busy for all of us,” says festival organizer Justin Ferraby. It took four years to bring it back, “like the Olympics and the World Cup of soccer and all great things,” Ferraby jokes. But when he got to talking with co-organizers Jeff Santiago, Oso Rey and Ferraby’s wife, Erika Jane Ferraby, last year, “We kind of realized the structure of the festival was still there.” The two-day extravaganza takes place the week college students return. It runs Thursday and Friday night, straddling Downtown After Five and, according to Santiago, taking into account the weekend schedules of


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asheville on stage : The inaugural DIG festival featured local roots acts. This year’s showcase branches out. Photo by Peak Definition.

Asheville’s service industry workers. Thirty-six acts (plus one jam session) will fill five stages (The Orange Peel, Emerald Lounge, The LAB, Asheville Music Hall and One Stop). “This is within the same realm of what these venues and these bands are trying to accomplish throughout the year,” says Santiago. Booking and promoting shows, getting fans out to hear live local music. “We’re bringing it all together in one concept,” he says. “If we can build this and make it bigger and better, it will be good for the local music scene,” Justin says. Part of the plan, going forward, includes lining up some big-name bands that can draw attention to local up-and-coming acts. But, as far as showcasing, DIG already has that

covered. The roster has expanded beyond the first year’s roots focus and now includes a full evening of punk sets, rock and experimental bands, funk, folk, hip-hop and a couple of regional outfits: folkrockers This Mountain are from Johnson City and indie-rockers Sinners & Saints are based in Charlotte. And there are a couple of triumphant returns — appropriate for an event that is, itself, a comeback. Roots-rockers Old North State got their start in Colorado but relocated this year to Western North Carolina, where founders/brothers Dillon and Jantzen Wray grew up. Another brother-led band, The Enemy Lovers (who haven’t been heard from since heading to

Germany two years ago) are set to play the Orange Peel stage. Rockers The Black Rabbits (whose amp awesomely caught fire at LAAFF in 2011) are back in the area after a stint in Florida. And Debrissa & the Bear King is the new project of soulful vocalist Debrissa McKinney and Rey, who has been musically quiet since his crowd-pleasing Soulgrass Rebellion disbanded. For many musicians, Justin points out, a festival like DIG offers a chance to meet and collaborate. “Although Asheville’s kind of small, those different genres of music tend to keep to themselves,” he says. At a prefestival party, “So many people were going, ‘You want to jam?’ There was one guy from the Pleasures [of the Ultraviolent] playing the drums with one of the guys from the River Rats while Pierce [Edens] was up there. They were like, ‘This sounds good!’” He adds, “If they come up with something new, we all win at the end of the day.” If the theme of 2013’s DIG remains hard to pinpoint, Justin offers this: “From talking with everyone, there seems to be a real sense of community and people are excited to be showcasing what Asheville has to offer, musically.” Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans won a slot through a Battle of the Bands contest. That sense of community continues off-stage, too. The festival will feature a specialty Troy & Sons Distillers cocktail, and donations to the Bob Moog Foundation can be made at all DIG venues. X





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In early July, the Facebook page of local indie-rock band The Enemy Lovers suddenly lit up with the message, “Hello! It has been a while.” It was the first post in more than a year and a half from the group led by songwriting team and brothers Tim and Steven Scroggs. Soon after, the Lovers announced a show: Thursday night of DIG Festival on

The Orange Peel stage. “We love music still,” says Tim. “We’ve been rehearsing for the show and it sounds like gold.” It’s been just over two years since the Scroggs brothers left for Germany, where they had planned to record with producer Nicolas Balachandran of Elephantom Studios. It wasn’t that the Enemy Lovers wanted to go on an extended hiatus, says Tim, but not much went according to plan. The initial idea to stay in Germany with family while waiting out a contract with a former manager was upset by finances, a change in Balachandram’s setup and many other factors. The album was recorded, but is as-yet unmixed.

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After five weeks, Steven returned to the U.S. to finalize the adoption of his daughter. Tim stayed in Germany for another two months. Both planned to return to Europe — “We had everything ready, we even had a marketing plan,” says Steven — but fate had other ideas. “I wouldn’t give up where we are right now for a successful music career,” says Tim. It’s perhaps a surprising statement from a musician who, two years ago, was solely focused on his band’s rise to some semblance of fame. These days, both brothers are back in school — Tim wants to work on promoting other bands, “and Steven wants to make other bands sound the way he hears them sounding,” says Tim. Eventually, Steven might mix the Enemy Lovers’ album, though plans for those German recordings is still up in the air. These days, funds go to the Scroggses’ growing clan (Tim just had a second child). And they’re OK with that. “We didn’t want to live in a 15-passenger van with our families,” says Tim. And after years of doggedly pursuing the rock-star dream, Tim says, “I was at a point where I was tired of promoting myself.” Both

brothers laugh at what they know now versus what they knew in July 2011, when they boarded that first flight to Europe. “After the doors close, creativity is forced,” says Tim. “When we had no money, we hit reality.” But don’t count the Enemy Lovers out just yet. While rock star fantasies might be off the table, playing music isn’t. The former manager who would have taken a large chunk of the band’s earnings? “Ironically, his contract ran out right when we got the invite to play for DIG Fest,” says Tim. “I’m super excited about the show,” says Steven. “Even if we can’t give people the new album we can play it for them live so it’s a chance for them to kind of hear where we were and what we were doing.” He adds, “I think the stuff we did in Germany is the closest to our identity, music-wise, as we’ve gotten so far.” And, while the brothers want to offer their fans an explanation for their disappearance, they’re also genuinely happy to be back with a new perspective on music. “It kind of feels like a greatest hits show, because we haven’t played our [debut self-titled] EP in two years or more,” says Tim. “This is a special part of us, still.” — A.M. X

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DIG Festival Thursday, Aug. 15 The Orange Peel: Uncle Hamish & The Hooligans, 8:15-8:45 p.m. Old North State, 9-9:45 p.m. The Enemy Lovers, 10-11 p.m. Mary Frances and the Dirty Classics, 11:15 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Emerald Lounge: The Moon & You, 9-9:45 p.m. John Wilkes Boothe & the Black Toothe, 10:15-11:15 p.m. Get Right Band, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The LAB: Polly Panic, 8:45-9:30 p.m. The Black Rabbits, 9:45-10:30 p.m. Mystery Cult, 10:45-11:30 p.m. Total War, 11:45 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Asheville Music Hall: David Earl & the Plowshares, 9-9:45 p.m. Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros, 10-11 p.m. Go Devils, 11:15-midnight Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work, 12:15-1:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 The Orange Peel: Lyric Jones, 8:45-9:30 p.m. Debrissa and the Bear King, 10-10:45 p.m. Empire Strikes Brass, 11-11:45 p.m. Free Radio, midnight-1 a.m. Emerald Lounge: Jason Daniello, 7:45-8:30 p.m. Pleasure Chest, 8:45-9:30 p.m. Red Honey, 9:45-10 p.m. Southbound Turnaround, 10:45 p.m.-midnight The LAB: Pawtooth, 8:30-9:10 p.m. Ivan the Terribles, 9:15-10 p.m. Hillside Bombers, 0:15-11 p.m. Zombie Queen, 11:15 p.m.-midnight Pleasures of the Ultraviolent, 12:15-1 a.m. Asheville Music Hall: River Rats, 8:40-9:20 p.m. Hermit Kings, 9:35-10:20 p.m. This Mountain, 10:40-11:45 p.m. Ghost Like Me, midnight-1 a.m. Jam, 1-2 a.m. One Stop: Leopard Island, 8-9 p.m. Sinners & Saints, 9-9:45 p.m. American Gonzos, 10:05-10:50 p.m. Josh Blake’s Jukebox, 11:10 p.m.12:20 a.m.

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Craft Center moves to the city For 18 years, the University of North Carolina’s Center for Craft, Creativity and Design has garnered the respect of the national and international crafts community with exhibitions, conferences and publications, while brokering millions of dollars in grants to prominent and aspiring craft artists. And they’ve been doing so almost entirely unnoticed on 50 rural acres near Hendersonville. “Locally, unless you’re in the [crafts] community, we don’t exist,” said CCCD board president Michael Sherrill, an artist and supplier of tools for ceramists in Bat Cave. But if the CCCD is relatively unknown to area residents, that’s likely to change when the organization moves to the high-profile building on downtown Asheville’s Broadway Street. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, the organization finalized the purchase of 67 Broadway, a building currently occupied by Lark Books. The new location will give the center visibility and add another craft-centered entity to Asheville. “People come to Asheville to see craft,” said Stephanie Moore, CCCD’s executive director. “This gives us a permanent presence and allows us to dream about what the city of Asheville needs and what the center needs.” The Fine Print CCCD finalized the $2.4 million purchase of 67 Broadway St., on Aug. 7 and plans to move in by late September. The Windgate Charitable Foundation, an Arkansas-based charity and long-time CCCD financial backer, donated $2.2 million. The remaining $200,000 is a tax credit for the former building owner. The property was purchased from Rob Pulleyn, a ceramic artist, developer and former CCCD board member, who founded Lark Books in 1979 with his wife (and business partner) and later


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sold it to Sterling Books. Now owned by Barnes and Noble, the company publishes books about crafts. It will continue to lease office space in the building. The center’s move downtown “helps to solidify Asheville and the greater WNC area as a crafts mecca,” Pulleyn said. The center’s relocation was years in the making, according to Moore. But those plans were expedited after UNCA’s administration cut CCCD out of the university’s budget. The university announced the move on July 11, to take effect on Sept. 30, and cited impending budget cuts, financial pressure and CCCD’s assistance of other institutions besides UNCA. The news also meant CCCD had to vacate the Kellogg Center, space the university owns.

Board member Stoney Lamar, left, a patron and assistant director Marilyn Zapf look over the working drawings for the CCCD’s new home on Broadway Street, in the Lark Books building. Photo by Max Cooper

“As we face further budget cuts in 2013 and 2014 we can no longer protect CCCD at the expense of core programs and services for our undergrad students,” said Ed Katz, UNCA’s Associate Provost and Dean of University Programs. “The CCCD board and the University decided together to discontinue the Center’s affiliation.” Doing so, Katz says, will allow CCCD to “achieve its goal of expanding its collaborations with other partnering institutions.” Despite the abrupt nature of the severance, both CCCD and UNCA

said they are still open to future partnerships. Developing, Evolving How did the center come to be in the first place? In 1994, craftsupport organization HandMade in America commissioned a study demonstrating the economic potential of Western North Carolina’s craft industry. The report persuaded the UNC Board of Governors to create a research institute to bolster the study and awareness of studio craft. The center was to serve all 16 UNC campuses. There was an emphasis, though, on Appalachian State, Western Carolina and UNC Asheville because of the region’s deep heritage in craft education, and institutions that include the Southern Highland Craft Guild,

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Lost Your Pet? John C. Campbell Folk School and the Penland School of Crafts. CCCD set up shop at UNCA’s Kellogg Center, a conference center in the woods five miles west of Hendersonville that was once the summer residence of the wife of the founder of the Square D Company. While the heavily-wooded location was serene and offered hiking trails and a sculpture garden, it was relatively far away and not conducive to participation. Students from ASU, WCU and UNCA were reluctant to make the hour-long trek. Arts tourists and patrons did not seek it out. That is, if they’d heard of it.   Even as CCCD’s national reputation in crafts research grew — it published “Makers,” the first comprehensive survey of American studio craft, and helped launch the Journal of Modern Craft — it remained largely unknown to the WNC public. The move will help change that. Downtown Asheville’s atmosphere, restaurants, museums and nightlife will help lure CCCD visitors, Moore said: “There’s simply just more to do.” Marilyn Zapf, CCCD’s assistant director, said the new location will be more conducive to downtown artists’ residencies, curatorial interns and experimental exhibitions. The first exhibition, “Taking Shape,” is already

booked for November, she noted. It features works by recipients of the first five years of Windgate Fellowships, annual awards of $15,000 given to graduating college seniors in the field of craft. Since 2006, Windgate and CCCD have partnered to award the grants. This show, Zapf said, “maps the path of the program.” But the space will be more than a gallery. “We don’t want to be constrained to just holding exhibitions,” Zapf said. “It’s a space to be more experimental with engaging public discourse.” The organization is something of an intermediary in the craft world. It brokers relationships between artists and funders, private and public. It unites organizations and educational institutions and bring together the brightest minds in the field during their annual “Think Tanks.” And it wrote the first textbook on American craft. “Our board is about having a global look at the craft field,” Sherrill said. Now, with a highly visible and equally accessible facade, it plans to localize those approaches. The move will help bolster an invigorated plan of action for the CCCD, one that they hope will take Asheville to the next level. “We’re asking: What does this space offer that Asheville doesn’t have?” Moore said. “What does Asheville need to raise it to a national level?” X

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Del the Funky Homosapien If you’re a fan of alternative hip-hop, you know who Del the Funky Homosapien is. In addition to his twodecade career and many solo albums, Del has collaborated with El-P and Dan the Automator, contributed songs to the popular Tony Hawk videogame series and provided the raps on “Clint Eastwood,” the seminal hit for Gorillaz. And that’s just barely scratching the surface. Del will be performing at the Isis on Thursday, Aug. 15, where he will treat audiences to his effortless flow, whip-smart wit and intoxicating grooves. 9 p.m., $12/$15. — Max Miller

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“Copy/Right” Decades ago, the hip-hop community embraced sampling, dividing source artists and music audiences into two camps: those who appreciate the music’s creative reinterpretation, and those who condemn it as stealing. In the visual arts realm, the word is not “sampling” but “appropriation.” If someone paints a nude standing on a clamshell surrounded by floating zephyrs, it would be hard to believe they had never seen Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” (itself based on an ancient Roman sculpture of Venus). That would be appropriating. Or would it be stealing? Come discuss these issues at “Copy/Right,” a symposium dedicated to issues of art and appropriation. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, join moderators Ursula Gullow and Jaye Bartell (an editor at Xpress) and panelists Anna Jensen, Peter Parpan, Dawn Roe, Dustin Spagnola and Michael Traister for a discussion at The Apothecary. (Work from Severn Eaton will be shown, including the piece above, part of “See What Inspired Me?”) Then at 7 p.m., watch a series of films hosted by Mechanical Eye Microcinema, featuring special guest Mark Hosler from Negativland. More at and — Bridget Conn 46

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C L U B L A N D The Social Salsa dancing, 9pm

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Timo's House Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 9pm

5 Walnut Wine Bar Mimi Bell (folk), 5pm Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm

Town Pump Mud Tea (rock), 9pm Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm

Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm

Barley's Taproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm

Vincenzo's Bistro Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm

Black Mountain Ale House Bluegrass jam, 9pm

Water'n Hole Karaoke, 10pm

Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Open mic, 7pm

White Horse Konarak Reddy (Indian & Western guitar), 7:30pm

Club Hairspray Requests w/ DJ Ace of Spade, 8pm

Wild Wing Cafe Ashley Rose, 8pm

Club Remix Variety show & open mic, 9pm

WXYZ Lounge The Gypsy Swingers (gypsy jazz), 7pm

Cork & Keg Tom Leiner ("baby boomer flashbacks"), 7:30pm

Yacht Club Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm

Dirty South Lounge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

Zuma Coffee Bluegrass jam w/ Bobby Hicks

Double Crown Country night w/ Dr. Filth, 9pm Emerald Lounge Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Holly Williams (singer-songwriter) w/ Anderson East, 7pm Hangar Lounge Old-school DJ ('70s-'90s) & open mic, 8pm

Fanatical Dead: Dark Star Orchestra is the undisputed king of Grateful Dead tributes, basing their own shows on actual Dead set lists and taking the experience to an unprecedented level of detail. The band begins a two-night stand at Pisgah Brewing Company’s outdoor stage on Friday, Aug. 16. Photo by Bob Minkin

Lobster Trap Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, electronics), 7pm O.Henry's/TUG Karaoke, 10pm Odditorium Mourning Cloak (metal) w/ Shadow of the Destroyer, 9pm Olive or Twist Swing dance lessons, 6pm Three Cool Cats (swing), 8:30pm One Stop Deli & Bar Henry & the Invisibles (soul, funk) w/ The Soul Magnetics, 10pm Orange Peel Mastodon (hard rock) w/ ASG & US Christmas, 7pm Oskar Blues Brewery Naren (singer-songwriter), 6pm Phoenix Lounge Jazz night, 8pm

Pisgah Brewing Company Honey Island Swamp Band (honky-tonk) w/ King Lincoln, 8pm TallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm The Social Karaoke, 9:30pm Timo's House Blues night, 9pm Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Micah Thomas, Daniel Lanucci & Patrick Lopez (jazz), 9pm

Asheville Music Hall DIG Festival, 9pm

Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Orphan Tree, 7pm

Bryan White (funk, jazz), 6pm Harrah's Cherokee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight

Boiler Room Restrict This (rock, punk) w/ Running on E & Crazy Tom Banana Pants, 9pm

Highland Brewing Company Jen Kober (comedy), 8pm

Bywater East Coast Dirt (rock, jam), 9pm

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Del the Funky Homosapien (hip-hop), 9pm

Classic Wineseller Ben Wilson ('60s-'80s covers), 7pm

Jack of Hearts Pub Old-time jam, 7pm

Club Eleven on Grove DJ Jam (old-school hip-hop, R&B, funk), 9pm

Jack of the Wood Pub Bluegrass jam, 7pm

Vincenzo's Bistro Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) DIG Festival feat. Polly Panic, Black Rabbits, Mystery Cult & Total War, 8:30pm

Yacht Club Open jam w/ Justin Brophy of the Go Devils, 9pm

Lobster Trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm

Zuma Coffee Open mic w/ Greg & Lucretia Speas

Market Place Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7-10pm

Thursday, Aug. 15

To qualify for a free listing, a venue must be predominately dedicated to the performing arts. Bookstores and cafés with regular open mics and musical events are also allowed / To limit confusion, events must be submitted by the venue owner or a representative of that venue / Events must be submitted in written form by e-mail (, fax, snail mail or hand-delivered to the Clubland Editor Dane Smith at 2 Wall St., Room 209, Asheville, NC 28801. Events submitted to other staff members are not assured of inclusion in Clubland / Clubs must hold at least TWO events per week to qualify for listing space. Any venue that is inactive in Clubland for one month will be removed / The Clubland Editor reserves the right to edit or exclude events or venues / Deadline is by noon on Monday for that Wednesday’s publication. This is a firm deadline.

5 Walnut Wine Bar Lyric (funk, soul, pop), 10pm

Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Live music on the patio, 6pm Vinyl night, 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub Old-time jam, 5pm

Friday, Aug. 16

5 Walnut Wine Bar The Big Nasty (ragtime jazz), 8-10pm Asheville Music Hall DIG Festival, 9pm

Green Room Cafe Aaron Coffin (Americana), 6:30pm

Odditorium Forty Furies (rock) w/ TEAM, 9pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Mandolin Orange (folk, gospel, roots) w/ The South Carolina Broadcasters, 9pm

Olive or Twist Old-school dance lessons, 6pm Russ Wilson Swing Trio, 8:30pm

Highland Brewing Company The Merkinaries (feat. members of Uncle Mountain), 6pm

One Stop Deli & Bar Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm

Barley's Taproom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Paul Cataldo (Americana), 7pm

Oskar Blues Brewery Danielle Howle & the Firework Show (folk rock), 6pm

Bywater Game night, 8pm

Pack's Tavern Scott Raines (acoustic rock), 9pm

Club Hairspray Karaoke, 8pm

Phoenix Lounge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8:30pm

Club Remix Reggae dance night, 9pm

Pisgah Brewing Company Even the Animals (folk, Americana) w/ Alarm Clock Conspiracy, 9pm

Double Crown International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm Emerald Lounge Dig Fest feat. The Get Right Band, John Wilkes Boothe & the Black Toothe & The Moon & You, 8:30pm French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Purple Onion Cafe Alan Barrington (blues, country), 7:30pm Scandals Nightclub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am Sly Grog Lounge Open mic, 7pm

Emerald Lounge Dig Fest feat. Southbound Turnaround, Red Honey, Pleasure Chest & Jason Daniello, 8:30pm French Broad Brewery Tasting Room Black Robin Hero (rock, Americana), 6pm

Orange Peel DIG Festival feat. Old North State, The Enemy Lovers & more, 8pm

Cork & Keg Vollie McKenzie (popular covers, jazz standards), 7:30pm

Double Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm

Jack of Hearts Pub The Gantry (indie folk, rock), 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub Locust Honey (old-time), 5pm Whitney Morgan & the 78s (honky-tonk), 9pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) DIG Festival feat. Pawtooth, Ivan the Terribles, Zombie Queen & more, 8:30pm Lobster Trap Mark Bumgarner (Southern Americana), 7pm Monte Vista Hotel Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 6pm Native Kitchen & Social Pub Dave Desmelik Duo (Americana), 8pm O.Henry's/TUG Dance party w/ DJs Dan Rese & J-Hecht (Latin), 10pm Odditorium WIMPS w/ Hot Mess Monster & JoyBang (punk), 9pm Olive or Twist Three Cool Cats (swing), 8:30pm

AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20, 2013



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One Stop Deli & Bar DIG Festival, 9pm Orange Peel DIG Festival feat. Lyric, Empire Strikes Brass & more, 8pm Oskar Blues Brewery Bradley Carter (bluegrass), 7pm Pack's Tavern DJ OCelate, 9pm Phoenix Lounge Blown Glass (folk, Americana), 9pm Pisgah Brewing Company Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead tribute), 7pm Root Bar No. 1 Darlyne Cain (rock, acoustic), 9pm Scandals Nightclub Zumba, 7pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am Sly Grog Lounge Trivia night, 7pm Southern Appalachian Brewery Peggy Ratusz Band (Elvis tribute show), 8pm Straightaway Cafe Rain or Shine Good Time Band, 6pm The Social Aaron LaFalce (acoustic rock), 9:30pm Town Pump Phuncle Sam (Grateful Dead covers, jam), 9pm Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Fat Face Band (jazz), 5pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Outside Suburbia (rock), 7pm Al Coffee & Da Grind (blues, soul, R&B), 10pm Vanuatu Kava Bar A.J. Nunez (ambient, improv), 8:30pm Vincenzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm Wall Street Coffee House Open mic, 9pm Water'n Hole Alarm Clock Consipracy (rock, pop), 10pm White Horse Asheville Jazz Orchestra, 8pm Wild Wing Cafe A Social Function (classic rock, jam), 8pm WXYZ Lounge Molly Parti (lounge, DJ), 10pm

Saturday, Aug. 17

Dinner Menu till 10pm Late Night Menu till


Thu 8/15 Thu 8/15 Sat 8/17 Sat 8/24 Thu 8/29 Thu 9/5 Sat 9/7




Full Bar

Kosuge Wine Dinner 6:30pm • $70

RABBIT IN THE RYE 9pm • $8/$10 SONGS OF WATER 9pm • $12/$15 SAM LEWIS & SCOTT MCMAHAN 7:30pm • $8/$10 KELLY MCFARLING & THE HOME TEAM w/ Tonight’s Noise • 8:45pm • $8/$10

ZANSA CD RELEASE PARTY w/ Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Every Sunday JAZZ SHOWCASE 6pm - 11pm • $5 Every Tuesday BLUEGRASS SESSIONS 9pm - 11pm Laid Back wednesdays LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO 6pm - 9pm

5 Walnut Wine Bar Mande Foly (African rhythm), 10pm Apothecary Media Arts Project symposium (film screening, Q&A), 3pm Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am Black Mountain Ale House The Get Right Band (rock, funk, reggae), 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Gene Holdway, 7pm Boiler Room Copestoned w/ Best 2 Out of 3, Blameshift, Dive & Severance, 9pm Bywater Float for a Cause feat. Mad Tea (folk, pop, rock), Taylor Martin (bluegrass, folk), Chalwa (roots, reggae) & more, 2-8pm The Blood Gypsies, 9:30pm Classic Wineseller Joe Cruz (piano, vocals), 7pm Club Eleven on Grove ALPS dance, 7:30pm Club Hairspray DJ Brian Sparxxx, 8pm Cork & Keg Old-time jam, 8pm Creekside Taphouse Ric Ledford & the Reems Creek Incident (bluegrass), 7pm Double Crown Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm

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185 King Street 877-1850 5 Walnut Wine Bar 253-2593 Altamont Brewing Company 575-2400 The Altamont Theatre 348-5327 Apothecary (919) 609-3944 Aqua Cafe & Bar 505-2081 ARCADE 258-1400 Asheville Civic Center & Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 259-5544 Asheville Music Hall 255-7777 Athena’s Club 252-2456 Barley’s Tap Room 255-0504 Black Mountain Ale House 669-9090 Blue Mountain Pizza 658-8777 Boiler Room 505-1612 Broadway’s 285-0400 The Bywater 232-6967 Cork and keg 254-6453 Club Hairspray 258-2027 Club Metropolis 258-2027 Club Remix 258-2027 Creekside Taphouse 575-2880 Adam Dalton Distillery 367-6401 Diana Wortham Theater 257-4530 Dirty South Lounge 251-1777 Double crown 575-9060 Eleven on Grove 505-1612 Emerald Lounge 232- 4372 Firestorm Cafe 255-8115 French Broad Brewery Tasting Room 277-0222 Good Stuff 649-9711 green room cafe 692-6335 Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern 232-5800 Grove House Eleven on Grove 505-1612 The Grove Park Inn (Elaine’s Piano Bar/ Great Hall) 252-2711 hangar lounge 684-1213 Harrah’s Cherokee 497-7777 Highland Brewing Company 299-3370 Jack of Hearts Pub 645-2700 Jack of the Wood 252-5445 Lexington Avenue Brewery 252-0212 The Lobster Trap 350-0505 Millroom 555-1212 Monte Vista Hotel 669-8870 Native Kitchen & Social Pub (581-0480) odditorium 505-8388 OneFiftyone 239-0239 One Stop Bar Deli & Bar 255-7777 O.Henry’s/TUG 254-1891 The Orange Peel 225-5851 oskar blues Brewery 883-2337 Pack’s Tavern 225-6944 Pisgah Brewing Co. 669-0190 Pulp 225-5851 Purple Onion Cafe 749-1179 Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian Hotel 505-2949 Root Bar No.1 299-7597 Scandals Nightclub 252-2838 Scully’s 251-8880 SLy Grog Lounge 255-8858 Smokey’s After Dark 253-2155 the social 298-8780 Southern Appalacian Brewery 684-1235 Static Age Records 254-3232 Straightaway Cafe 669-8856 TallGary’s Cantina 232-0809 tiger mountain

THURSDAY • AUGUST 15 LYAO and Slice of Life presents:


(8pm show • $10)



(feat. members of Uncle Mountain)



FREE! 3-8pm Music by Dave Desmelik and Buncombe Turnpike

Full Bar 27 Beers On Tap

American-Inspired Cuisine Pool | Shuffleboard | Foosball | 11’ Screen



Live Music • Daily Specials BREWERY NIGHT

WED 8.14

feat. Crispin





SAT 8.16






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thirst parlour 407-0666 Timo’s House 575-2886 Toy boat 505-8659 Treasure Club 298-1400 Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues 254-7072 Vanuatu Kava Bar 505-8118 VINCENZO’S 254-4698 Wall Street Coffee House 252-2535 Westville Pub 225-9782 White Horse 669-0816 Wild Wing Cafe 253-3066 wxyz 232-2838

Westville Pub Auto Defiance (rock), 10pm Wild Wing Cafe Contagious (rock), 10pm WXYZ Lounge DJ Malinalli (Latin), 10pm

Sunday, Aug. 18 5 Walnut Wine Bar Swayback Sisters (Americana, folk), 7pm Black Mountain Ale House Jazz brunch w/ Mike Gray Trio, 11:30am Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Mark Bumgarner (Southern Americana), 7pm Club Hairspray DJ Ra Mac, 8pm

Emerald Lounge Local hip-hop showcase feat. Free Radio, Alpha Lee, Hard Knox & more, 9pm French Broad Brewery Tasting Room Peggy Ratusz (blues, jazz), 6pm Green Room Cafe Sharon LaMotte & Matt Dingledine (jazz, blues), 6:30pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Les Femmes Mystique (burlesque, comedy, variety), 8pm Highland Brewing Company Dave Desmelik (Americana) & Buncombe Turnpike (bluegrass, folk), 3-8pm Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Rabbit in the Rye (folk rock), 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub Taylor Martin's Engine (roots, country) & more, 9pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Heaven (rock, psychedelic, shoegaze) w/ Knives & Daggers & Meghanz, 10pm Lobster Trap Trevor Storia (jazz), 7pm Monte Vista Hotel David Zoll (finger-style guitar), 6pm O.Henry's/TUG Dance party w/ DJs Rasa & Ramin (tribal, house, techno), 10pm


Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Upstairs lounge: Mary Pearson (jazz), 6pm Main stage: Hard Bop Explosion & Steve Alford (jazz), 8pm Jack of the Wood Pub Irish session, 3pm Lobster Trap Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm Monte Vista Hotel Daniel Keller (jazz guitar), 11am Odditorium Steve Gilbert w/ The Carolina Wildmen & Jake Albritton (acoustic), 9pm One Stop Deli & Bar Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am Scandals Nightclub WNC Pride Pageant, 10pm Southern Appalachian Brewery 2/3 Goat (folk, rockabilly), 5pm

The Social '80s Vinyl Night, 8pm

One Stop Deli & Bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Grits & Soul, 11am

Vincenzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm

Pack's Tavern Mix 96.5 House Band (rock, covers, hits), 9pm

White Horse Mean Mary (Americana, folk, country), 7:30pm

Root Bar No. 1 Red Shoes & Rosin (old-time), 9pm Scandals Nightclub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

Grove Park Inn Great Hall Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon

Olive or Twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8:30pm

Purple Onion Cafe Low-Down Sires (jazz), 8pm

AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20, 2013

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern The Carter Brothers (rock, bluegrass, blues), 8pm

Straightaway Cafe Garry Segal (Americana), 6pm

Pisgah Brewing Company Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead tribute), 7pm


Emerald Lounge Sons of Hippies (psychedelic, rock) w/ The Districts & Pine Barons, 9pm

Odditorium Asheville Community Darkroom fundraiser, 9pm

Phoenix Lounge Soliel LeBlanc (singer-songwriter), 1pm The Bread & Butter Band (bluegrass), 9pm

Wednesday Sunday 1/2 OFF Martinis 5.00 Mojitos & & Bottles of Wine Bloody Marys 2.00 Domestics Thursday 2.00 Pints Monday 26 on Tap to 10.00 YugoBurger Choose From with Craft Beer Friday Tuesday 3.25 Flights 5.00 Margaritas 3.00 Corona & Saturday 5.00 Jager Bombs Corona Light & Angry Balls

Double Crown Soul gospel Sunday w/ DJ Sweet Daddy Swamee, 6pm Karaoke w/ KJ JD, 10pm

Smokey's After Dark Karaoke, 10pm Southern Appalachian Brewery Serious Clark (rock, funk), 8pm Straightaway Cafe R&R Crossing, 6pm The Social Karaoke, 9:30pm Town Pump Skunk Ruckus ("hillbilly gutrock") w/ Fords Theater Reunion, 9pm

Monday, Aug. 19 5 Walnut Wine Bar The Get Right Band (blues, funk), 7-9pm Bywater Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm Double Crown Century Seconds (jazz, experimental) & E. Normus Trio, 7pm Emerald Lounge Vinyl night w/ DJ Ra Mak, 9pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Contra dance, 8pm Lobster Trap Dana & Susan Robinson (Appalachian), 7pm Odditorium Bingo night, 9pm Orange Peel Movie night: "Reservoir Dogs," 8pm Oskar Blues Brewery Old-time jam, 5-8pm

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues The Charles Walker Band (soul, funk, blues), 10pm

Phoenix Lounge Dan Shearin (acoustic, folk), 8pm

Vincenzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm

The Social Open mic w/ Ben Wilson, 8pm

Water'n Hole Chris Blaylock (singer-songwriter), 10pm

Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour Honky-tonk (classic country & rockabilly) w/ DJ Lorruh &

Wingin’ it: The Coathangers may have started a band before its members could play the instruments, but the all-girl trio made up for technical inexperience with reckless enthusiasm, playful irreverence and hooky garage rock sensibilities. Half a decade later, the band is better than ever, adding post-punk, ‘60s pop and gritty R&B to its infectious sound. Photo by Scott Montoya

Dave, 10pm Timo's House Open jam, 9pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Scary-Oke, 10pm Vincenzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm Water'n Hole Open mic, 9pm Westville Pub Trivia night, 8pm Zuma Coffee Blues & BBQ w/ Steve Davidowski & friends

Tuesday, Aug. 20 5 Walnut Wine Bar The John Henrys (gypsy jazz), 8pm Altamont Brewing Company Open mic, 8pm Asheville Music Hall Funk jam, 11pm Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm Broadway's The Coathangers (garage rock), 10pm Club Eleven on Grove Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance, 8:30pm Club Hairspray Trivia night, 8pm Club Remix DJ party w/ open requests, 9pm Emerald Lounge Continental (Celtic rock) w/ Uncle Hamish & the Hooligans, 9pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern The Greasy Beans (bluegrass) w/ The Whappers, 9pm Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Bluegrass sessions, 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub Singer-songwriters in the round, 7pm Kyle Sorenson & Horse Ghost (roots, rock), 9pm Lobster Trap Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm

Market Place The Rat Alley Cats (jazz), 7-10pm O.Henry's/TUG Movie trivia, 10pm Odditorium Comedy open mic w/ Tom Peters, 9pm One Stop Deli & Bar Two for Tuesday feat. James Beale Band & Mister F, 8pm Oskar Blues Brewery Trivia, 6pm Phoenix Lounge The Get Right Duo (reggae, rock), 8pm The Social Enlightened Rogues (rock, blues), 7pm Timo's House Open mic variety show, 9pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues DJ Audio, 9pm Vincenzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm Westville Pub Blues jam, 10pm White Horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm Wild Wing Cafe Spring Chickens & The Green Grass Cloggers (bluegrass), 6pm

Wednesday, Aug. 21 5 Walnut Wine Bar Mimi Bell (folk), 5pm Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm Barley's Taproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm Black Mountain Ale House Bluegrass jam, 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Open mic, 7pm Club Hairspray Requests w/ DJ Ace of Spade, 8pm Club Remix

AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20, 2013


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Variety show & open mic, 9pm Cork & Keg Tom Leiner ("baby boomer flashbacks"), 7:30pm

Wednesday • Aug 14

Dirty South Lounge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

The People’s Variety Show & Open Mic!

Double Crown Country night w/ Dr. Filth, 9pm Emerald Lounge Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm

Thursday • Aug 15 Turn up Thursday Reggae Roots & Dance Hall

pinball, foosball, ping-pong & a kickass jukebox kitchen open until late • 38 N. French Broad Ave

504 Haywood Rd. West Asheville • 828-255-1109 “It’s bigger than it looks!”

Green Room Cafe Elise Pratt, Gary Moore & Mike Holstein (jazz), 6:30pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Melissa Ferrick (Americana, alt-country) w/ Kimon Kirk, 8pm Hangar Lounge Old-school DJ ('70s-'90s) & open mic, 8pm Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Live music on the patio, 6pm Vinyl night, 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub Old-time jam, 5pm


Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Reasonably Priced Babies (improv comedy), 8:30pm


Lobster Trap Tim Marsh (electric guitar), 7pm

Eclectic Menu • Over 30 Taps • Patio • 13 TV’s Sports Room • 110” Projector • Event Space Shuffleboard • Darts • Open 7 Days 11am - Late Night


THU. 8/15

O.Henry's/TUG Karaoke, 10pm

WEd holly WilliAmS 8/14 w/ Anderson East • 7pm • $10/$12

Scott Raines

Fri 8/16

mANdoliN orANGE

FRI. 8/16

SAt 8/17

lES FEmmES myStiqUE

w/ the South Carolina Broadcasters

9pm • $10/$12

(acoustic rock)

90s Flashback Showgirl w/ A hint of Burlesque 8pm • $15/$17

DJ OCelate

(pop, dance hits)

SAT. 8/17 “The Mix” 96.5 House Band

SUN 8/18

(rock, dance)

An Evening With

CArtEr BrothErS feat. Johnny Neel (Allman Bros.)

8pm • $12/$15

WNC CHEFS CHALLENGE Semifinal Dinners in the Century Room above Pack’s

Tuesday August 20th Tomato Jam Café vs. Zambra Wednesday August 21st Strada Italiano vs. DOUGH

6PM | $49 PER PERSON Includes six, small-plate creations prepared around a secret ingredient. Drinks, tax and gratuity are not included. Get your tickets at

tUE 8/20

thE GrEASy BEANS & thE WhAPPErS 9pm • $8

WEd 8/21

mEliSSA FErriCk

thU 8/22

loSt BAyoU rAmBlErS

w/ Kimon Kirk • 8pm • $15/$17

w/ the French Broad Playboys 9pm • $10

Fri 8/23

SUPErChUNk w/ the Parting Gifts 9pm • $14/$16


Inside The GREY EAGLE Delicious, affordable lunch! Mon-Fri 11-3pm Dinner at 5:30pm on nights of a show

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AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 20, 2013

Odditorium Tsuga w/ Anubis Rude & Human Energy Field (experimental), 9pm Olive or Twist Swing dance lessons, 6pm Three Cool Cats (swing), 8:30pm Phoenix Lounge Jazz night, 8pm Pisgah Brewing Company Yankee Dixie (folk, Appalachian), 6pm TallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm The Social Karaoke, 9:30pm Timo's House Blues night, 9pm Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Lost Bayou Ramblers (Cajun, rock) w/ The French Broad Playboys, 9pm Harrah's Cherokee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight Jack of Hearts Pub Old-time jam, 7pm Jack of the Wood Pub Bluegrass jam, 7pm Lobster Trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm Market Place Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7-10pm O.Henry's/TUG Open mic w/ Jill Siler, 8pm Odditorium Butcher of Rostov w/ Exalted, Labyrinthe & Lifecurse (metal), 9pm Olive or Twist Old-school dance lessons, 6pm Russ Wilson Swing Trio, 8:30pm One Stop Deli & Bar Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm Pack's Tavern Aaron LaFalce (acoustic rock), 9pm Phoenix Lounge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8:30pm Pisgah Brewing Company Innervisions (roots reggae), 9pm PULP Slice of Life (comedy open mic), 9pm Purple Onion Cafe Max Hightower & Austin Brashier (blues), 7:30pm Scandals Nightclub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am Sly Grog Lounge Open mic, 7pm Southern Appalachian Brewery Todd Hoke (folk, Americana, country), 6pm TallGary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm The Social Salsa dancing, 9pm Timo's House Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 9pm

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Micah Thomas, Daniel Lanucci & Bill Gerhardt (jazz), 9pm

Trailhead Restaurant and Bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm

Vincenzo's Bistro Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm

Water'n Hole Comedy showcase, 10pm Yacht Club Open jam w/ Justin Brophy of the Go Devils, 9pm Zuma Coffee Open mic w/ Greg & Lucretia Speas

Thursday, Aug. 22 5 Walnut Wine Bar The Big Nasty (ragtime jazz), 8-10pm Apothecary Jason Crumer w/ Gene Pick, Rush Hour 2 & Tanning Bed (noise), 8pm Barley's Taproom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Paul Cataldo (Americana), 7pm Bywater Game night, 8pm Club Hairspray Karaoke, 8pm Club Remix Reggae dance night, 9pm Cork & Keg Vollie McKenzie (popular covers, jazz standards), 7:30pm

Vincenzo's Bistro Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm Water'n Hole Karaoke, 10pm Westville Pub Whitney Moore & the People (funk, Latin, soul), 9:30pm Wild Wing Cafe DJ Moto, 8pm Yacht Club Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm Zuma Coffee Bluegrass jam w/ Bobby Hicks

Friday, Aug. 23 5 Walnut Wine Bar What It Is (funk, rock), 10pm Altamont Theater David Wilcox (folk, singer-songwriter), 8pm Asheville Music Hall Mobb Deep (hip-hop) w/ Crazyhorse & Colston, 10pm Athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Acoustic Swing, 7pm

Double Crown International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm

Boiler Room Bloodline Severed (metal) w/ Star Crossed Lovers & more, 9pm

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room Will Saylor (of Brushfire Stankgrass), 6pm

Broadway's New Madrid (psych-rock) w/ Doc Aquatic, The Hermit

Kings & Fat Night, 10pm

DJ Moto (dance, hits), 9pm

Classic Wineseller "Round the Fire" w/ Chris Minick, Lee Kram & Greg Kidd, 7pm

Phoenix Lounge Johnson's Crossroad (blues, rock), 9pm

Club Eleven on Grove Salsa night, 10pm Double Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm Emerald Lounge Sonen (electro-pop, dance) w/ Stereospread & E8 electronique, 9pm

Pisgah Brewing Company Blue Dragons (classic rock), 8pm Scandals Nightclub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am Sly Grog Lounge Trivia night, 7pm

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room The Barefoot Movement (bluegrass), 6pm

Southern Appalachian Brewery Taylor Moore Band (blues, Americana, rock), 8pm

Green Room Cafe Chris Smith (soul, folk, Americana), 6:30pm

Straightaway Cafe Southern Crescent, 6pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Superchunk (indie rock) w/ The Parting Gifts, 9pm Jack of Hearts Pub One Leg Up (jazz), 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub Vollie McKenzie (old-time, honky-tonk), 5pm Rosie Flores & Carolina Still (country, bluegrass, blues), 9pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Wham Bam Bowie Band (David Bowie tribute), 10pm Lobster Trap King Leo (jazz), 7pm Monte Vista Hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm Native Kitchen & Social Pub Ken Kiser Duo (blues, rock), 8pm

The Social Jump Yur Grin (rock, blues), 9:30pm Town Pump Mahkato (blues, rock), 9pm

Vanuatu Kava Bar Mystic Lion (dub, reggae, roots), 8:30pm Vincenzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm Wall Street Coffee House Open mic, 9pm White Horse Steel Wheels w/ The Stray Birds (Americana, folk, country), 8pm

Olive or Twist Three Cool Cats (swing), 8:30pm

Wild Wing Cafe A Social Function (classic rock, jam), 8pm

Pack's Tavern


Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Early spotlight feat. My Back Pocket, 7pm Lyric (soul, funk, pop), 10pm

Odditorium Autolatry w/ Obsidian Tongue (metal), 9pm

Orange Peel The Breakfast Club ('80s tribute) w/ Heart Brigade, 9pm

Thank You for voTing hecTor # 1 resTauraTeur!

WXYZ Lounge Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, electronic), 10pm

A True Gentleman’s Club Over 40 Entertainers!





Mon-Thurs 6:30pm–2am Fri-Sat 6:30pm–3am

520 SWANNANOA RIVER RD, ASHEVILLE, NC 28805 • (828) 298-1400

dig Festival

total WaR, mysteRy cult, black rabbItS, polly panIc • 8:30pm fri. Aug 16

dig Festival

PleasuRes oF the ultRa violent, Zombie Queen, hillside bombeRs, ivan the terrIbleS, pawtooth • 8:30pm sAT. Aug 17

knives & daggeRs

w/ heaven • 9:30pm Wed. Aug 21

Reasonably PRiced babies

Improv Sketch comedy • 8:30pm

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by Ken Hanke & Justin Souther

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Elysium HHHH

Friday, August 16 Thursday, august 22 Due to possible scheduling changes, moviegoers may want to confirm showtimes with theaters.

Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. (254-1281)

Players: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura

Please call the info line for updated showtimes. Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 (All Tue shows in 2D) Carmike Cinema 10 (298-4452)

Science fiction Rated R The Story: In 2154, there’s what’s left of earth and there’s Elysium — a paradise for the wealthy. And it’s a paradise one man must penetrate if he’s to survive lethal radiation poisoning.

Wagner Moura and Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp’s often fascinating, if not entirely successful Elysium.

The Lowdown: It hits more than it misses — not in the least because Elysium has more on its mind than any other big-budget, sci-fi actioner to come out this year. Unfortunately, it also has some shortcomings that keep it from really winning the big prize.

While I find more problems with Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium as time passes, I still come down pretty strongly for the film. No, it’s not as good as Blomkamp’s District 9 (2009), but it’s good and is easily my third favorite of the summer’s Big-Budget Blockbusters to date. Considering that most of the others have already evaporated from my mind, that’s perhaps not the highest praise. The very fact that it’s science fiction that’s actually about something other than battles (though it has them) — or feeding an existing franchise or rebooting one — is reason enough to sit up and take notice. That it doesn’t entirely succeed almost seems secondary in 2013 — a sobering realization in itself. The film’s premise works dramatically regardless of whether

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it’s scientifically sound. (As long as the movie sticks to its stated concept, I neither know nor care very much about the science.) And, for a movie of this type, the plot is agreeably complex — there are at least five different agendas being played against each other. (The motivations, on the other hand, aren’t always clear.) Yes, the film is part allegory — touching on both the class divide and immigration — and meant to relate to our time as much as the 2154 setting. But the allegory isn’t as in-your-face as you might suspect. It’s even open to a certain amount of interpretation — largely because the film isn’t too specific about the way things came to this pass. All we know is that the immensely wealthy live on Elysium — a kind of space-station gated community — while the rest of us are stuck on a vastly depleted earth featuring pollution, dead-end underpaying jobs and robots programmed to maintain law and order. At its simplest level, the story involves an earthling, Max (Matt Damon), who gets a lethal dose of radiation at work, has five days to live and is determined to make it to Elysium to take advantage of

advanced medical care that can fix just about anything in a matter of seconds. At the same time, the head of Elysium security, Delacourt (Jodie Foster), is plotting to overthrow the “weak” president who disagrees with her zero-tolerance policies on earthlings. There are several other intertwined plots, but these are the basics. And it comes together pretty well. That said, there are problems. The fight scenes go on too long. Jodie Foster’s tight-assed, one-note performance — not to mention her unfathomable accent — does the film no favors. Moreover, the film is incapable — as every film seems to be — of painting a persuasive picture of a desirable utopia. The ennui factor on Elysium must be astounding. The whole place looks like a big, bleached Beverly Hills where the occupants idle away their time doing very little. (It’s no surprise the film spends more time on earth.) Then, there are nagging questions for which the film has no answers. Earth is obviously used for labor and possibly even for growing food, but all we see are the sun-baked leftovers of Los Angeles. That’s all the film fea-

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tures — Elysium and L.A. — with no explanation. This strikes me as a definite problem. It doesn’t sink the film, but it does diminish it. Rated R for strong, bloody violence and language throughout. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher

The Kings of Summer HHHH Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Players: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Erin Moriarty Coming-of-age comedy Rated R The Story: Three boys decide to run away and build a house of their own in a secluded spot in the woods. The Lowdown: Nicely observed coming-of-age story with a real feel for early adolescence and a keen sense of summer in the woods. It works best before too much plotting sets in, but its charms are undeniable.

There is no shortage of coming-ofage movies, and they’ve been around at least since Mickey Rooney’s voice changed (to the degree it ever did). There are good ones and bad ones, but the basic appeal seems firmly entrenched in the fabric of movies — at least where guys are concerned. The females of our species seem largely overlooked by this subgenre. (That’s worth looking into, but not here.) With The Kings of Summer, first-time feature director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and first-time writer Chris Galletta have crafted a sometimes remarkable, sometimes faltering, always watchable example of the form. Technically, the film is what I would call mid-grade, film-festival entry, which is to say that it has the kind of rough edges you expect — even maybe a tinge of handmade amateurishness — but that’s fitting for this scruffy little movie. Don’t get me wrong, this is about 1,000 miles

away from, say, Mud, and though it has an apparent case of Moonrise Kingdom-envy that it can’t satisfy, there’s still something here. This is a movie that should resonate with anyone whoever wandered around the woods in summer and dreamed of getting away from his or her parents. Mostly, it will strike its deepest chord with those of us who built “forts” in the woods. Here we have Joe (Nick Robinson), who is fed up with his father (Nick Offerman) — a man who complains about everything and controls everything. When Nick gets lost on his way from a party he wasn’t supposed to go to, he discovers what he thinks would be a great place to build a house of his own. He enlists Patrick (Gabriel Brasso) in the project, while a very strange third party, Biaggio (Moises Arias), more or less enlists himself. (Nick is hesitant to ditch this kid — who claims to be gender neutral — because he doesn’t know what he might be “capable of.”) Using scraps — and maybe some stolen items — from construction sites, the three put together what is essentially the best “fort” anyone ever built. (Truth to tell, it doesn’t look much different than a house I rented for a couple years in Reems Creek, though it may be better built.) Up to this point, the film has done a great job of capturing both a boyhood fantasy and a timeless sense of summer in the woods. (Take away the cellphones and Boston Market and the picture could be set in the 1960s.) It’s good enough, in fact, that you’ll probably be inclined to just overlook the improbable notion that the cops can’t find these kids. Then, somebody must have remembered that the film needed more plot. This is supplied via a falling out over a girl (Erin Moriarty), which is OK but not great. Even less great is a turn toward melodrama that comes in its wake. (And I could have done without a rabbit-hunting scene altogether.) It remains entertaining and redeems itself by the end, but it’s hard to deny that the first two-thirds of the movie felt rather special, while the last third less so. Still, it has its charms, the kids are appealing and it’s worth catching. Rated R for language and some teen drinking. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas


Gabriel Brasso, Moises Arias and Nick Robinson in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ uneven but appealing first feature, The Kings of Summer.

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Jobs Ashton Kutcher plays the title role in this biopic on Steve Jobs from Joshua Michael Sterns, whose last film was the toothless political satire Swing Vote (2008). The early word is not strong, but it’s too soon to tell. I guess it comes down to whether you actually want a movie about Steve Jobs. If you do, well, here it is. Also in the cast are Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine and J.K. Simmons. (PG-13)

Kick-Ass 2 Here we have a theoretically cheeky sequel to a 2010 movie that surprised folks by being surprisingly dark — a film that was directed and co-written by Matthew Vaughn, the guy who made Layer Cake (2004) and Stardust (2007). But instead of Vaughn, we get writer-director Jeff Wadlow, the man who directed the infamous Never Back Down (2008) and not only directed but wrote the hopefully forgotten Cry_Wolf (2005). What a plan for success! Of course, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is back as Kick-Ass and Chloë Grace Moretz returns as the foul-mouthed Hit-Girl. Will it work? We’ll see. (R)

Lee Daniels the Butler Thanks to some idiocy over the title of this film, Lee Daniels finds himself part of the title — just like Fellini! — with his new picture, Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The irony is that this PG-13 quasi-historical drama obviously gives us something tamer than Daniels’ previous fever-dream melodramas and likely deserves that possessive far less. Oh, well, Forrest Whittaker stars as a man who has served as the White House butler to eight American presidents. It feels a little like Oscar-bait, but it’s still the most intriguing film opening this week. (PG-13)

Paranoia This low-interest (have you seen anything about this picture?) movie is touted thus: “In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a regular guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. But after one costly mistake, Adam’s ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), forces him to spy on corporate rival, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Wyatt’s old mentor. Adam soon finds himself occupying the corner office and living the life of his dreams.” High stakes, huh? Must be publicity speak for when “high-octane” and “adrenalinfueled” just won’t do. Throw in the fact that it was directed by a guy whose bestknown film is Legally Blonde (2001) and where are you? (PG-13)

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For the first time, Disney has taken a Pixar product — in this case, the Cars franchise — and spun off its own film with Klay Hills’ Planes. Granted, Disney owns Pixar, but the mere idea that Disney would dare encroach on Pixar’s autonomy is probably heretical in some circles, yet they’re at least savvy enough to impugn Pixar’s weakest entries. In a lot of ways, Disney has improved on Cars 2 (e.g., no Larry the Cable Guy to be found), though this is saying very little, since Planes is still pretty stale entertainment, and is obviously a cheap cash grab and a cynical excuse to move some toys.


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Planes takes place in the Cars universe, and little about the film feels much different than its Pixar predecessors. Besides perhaps the level of voice talent (Disney apparently thinks comedian Dane Cook is a draw, meaning the movie’s on shaky ground to begin with), this is basically Cars, but with, you know, talking airplanes. Here we get the tale of Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Cook), a lowly cropduster with grand dreams of leaving middle America and becoming a world-class racer. After barely qualifying for the grand race around the globe against a cadre of various hotshot cultural stereotypes, Dusty must defy adversity in order to realize his dreams ... and so on and so forth. I’m not expecting much trailblazing from a Disney film about talking planes, but this has more formula than a baby bottle. In Planes’ defense, it’s hardly offensive, and the aerial scenes are thankfully cinematic. Beyond that, however, the movie doesn’t get much right. It doesn’t get that much wrong either, just existing as a big old lump of half-baked mediocrity. It continues the recent trend — racing snail movie Turbo included — of kid movies that just really make me want to watch the Wachowski’s Speed Racer (2008). I’m sure this was not the director’s intention. Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher

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We’re the Millers HHH Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball) Players: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman comedy Rated R The Story: A drug dealer agrees to smuggle a load of marijuana out of Mexico to square himself with his supplier. The Lowdown: Modestly funny in a blandly predictable manner. It’s the movie version of the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold and just as unbelievable.

Painless, predictable and overlong, We’re the Millers is a film aimed at viewers who want to hear Jennifer Aniston swear, talk about sex and pretend to be a stripper — except she never gets nakeder than a Victoria’s Secret catalogue model. It’s the kind of movie that pretends to be edgy and hip, but in reality is so conventional it makes an old Osmond Family Christmas special look subversive. It’s no surprise that it took four screenwriters — Wedding Crashers’ Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, and Hot Tub Time Machine’s Sean Anders and John Morris — to cobble together this much bland amusement, since it feels like a crafted-by-committee TV sitcom. The film was directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (a pretty lofty name for such a lowbrow filmmaker), who had a hit back in 2004 with Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, which this seems unlikely to equal. The idea here is that pot dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) loses a lot of money belonging to his old college chum and now drug supplier (Ed Helms) and is given the choice of being killed or smuggling a load of marijuana across the border from Mexico by way of recompense. Since the odds of him pulling this off are slim, he recruits a bogus family consisting of down-on-her luck stripper Rose O’ Reilly (Aniston), nerdy teenage virgin Kenny Rossmore (Will Poulter) and smart-mouthed run-

away Casey Mathis (Emma Roberts). Cleaned-up and suburbanized into a caricature middle-class family, they are the Millers — just the sort of wellscrubbed American tourists no one would ever suspect of drug smuggling. We may expect the following: mixups, cheap thrills, encounters with quirky characters, as well as bonding and life-lessons learned. And guess what? Yep, we will get everything we expect. And in itself that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The problem is that it doesn’t do a whole lot more than that. This is a movie that brings in anyone’s worst nightmare of a normal family — Don (Nick Offerman), Edie (Kathryn Hahn) and Melissa Fitzgerald (Molly Quinn, TV’s Castle) — and can’t resist the urge to go all hot, soft and woolly about them before it’s over. Why? Well, simply because that’s the kind of movie it is — one that backs down every time it threatens any offense. In other words, it’s like Aniston’s strip-tease — a lot more tease than strip. It’s all in fun, you see. Maybe that’s what makes it painless, but it also makes it pretty bland. Rated R for crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters HH Director: Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Players: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T. Jackson Fantasy Adventure Rated PG The Story: Percy Jackson, the teenage son of Poseidon, must track down the legendary golden fleece to save the world. The Lowdown: A snarky attempt at filling the void left over by the end of the Harry Potter series that’s killed by its lack of budget, charm or a decent script.

In 2010, the Chris Columbusdirected Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief was released as a pretty apparent attempt at cashing in on the popularity of the Harry Potter series. Like so many other teen-fantasy novels turned big-budget pictures — think The Golden Compass (2007), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) — it came and went and made little impression. What was unique about the original Percy Jackson is that it’s the most Harry Potter-ish of its kind, with its Columbus direction and story of an awkward kid finding out he’s of magical descent. But now that Harry Potter has broomsticked off into the sunset, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is back, and more derivative than ever. With Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, we have a fairly crass attempt at ripping off various Potter films. And this is beyond just plot, since Sea of Monsters goes as far as staging a phony Quidditch match (by way of American Gladiators) and blatantly pinching the animated flashback from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010). Now, you can do a whole lot worse than emulating Harry Potter, but there are a few issues with the film’s approach, namely in its lack of budget (seriously, they couldn’t even afford to have Pierce Brosnan back?) and its overall tone. Since the film attempts to modernize Roman mythology (and some Greek, which it continually mixes and matches), several scenes involve CGI monsters from those myths. While some obvious thought has been put into the designs of these beasties, the movie simply doesn’t have the budget to make them look anything but cheesy. At best, the effects are solid, but at worst — which is the majority of the film — they look like something from the SyFy Channel. The overall feel of the movie is hoary, postmodern snark with the occasional pop-culture reference. A fantasy film like this needs some whimsy, and Sea of Monsters is severely lacking in that department, substituting jokes about cell phones and — in one of the years more embarrassing cinematic moments — Nathan Fillion referencing

Firefly. The film’s serviceable plot follows Percy’s trek to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece. But it’s also incredibly generic and lazy, as it’s contained in a script in which, for instance, the bad guy (Jake Abel, I Am Number Four) who was killed in the first film, just pops up here, excusing his demise by pointing out that no one double-checked to make sure he was dead. It’s junky

teen fantasy stuff that’s perfectly harmless, but just as forgettable as its predecessor, and certainly not the Potter heir it wants to be. Rated PG for fantasy-action violence, scary images and mild language. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

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Movie Night at Colony Earth • TUESDAYS, 8pm - Colony Earth screens “unique and uplifting” feature films, documentaries and more. By donation. Info and location:

SCREENWRITING BOOTCAMP (pd.) - Asheville Produced filmmaker and professional screenwriter is offering a Screenwriting Bootcamp on the weekend of August 17-18. The goal of the workshop is to help beginner/intermediate writers with their feature screenplays and ideas. The cost of the camp is $200, and each student will receive 16 hours of instruction. References available. Call Bob at 843-276-4441 for details and to reserve your spot!

Ringside Rosary • TH (8/15), 7 & 10pm - A screening of the locally-produced film Ringside Rosary, an action/ drama about an orphaned underground boxer, will be held at Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. An afterparty will follow at Adam Dalton Distillery. Info: Romance in Italy Film Series • TUESDAYS through (8/27), 3pm - The Romance in Italy film series will be held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. Free. Info: 250-4700.

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Ringside Rosary Local production company Down Poor Pictures is premiering its first independent feature film, Ringside Rosary. Filmed mostly in Asheville, with a local cast and crew, the drama tells the story of a boxer trying to shed his criminal past. “It’s a little bit Greek tragedy and little bit grindhouse,” says director Jack Eagen. “It’s a film that came about because we were trying to do something original.” The movie follows orphaned, underground boxer Tommy (Tom Stadnick) as he tries to break free from his violent past after becoming a father to a deaf son (Jakob English). As Tommy and his wife, Lizzy (Mara Breindel), try to abandon their criminal lives, Lizzy’s struggles with addiction and debt threaten to drag them back down. [See review by Ken Hanke in Special Screenings.] Eagen says it took four years to get the film from idea to completed product. In total, the production cost about $8,000, and Eagen credits the community with helping out. He says College Street’s


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Mediterranean Restaurant allowed him to film in their space when they were closed, and ShaoLin Kung Fu opened its studio to let cast members practice fight sequences and falls. The 31-year-old director says he thinks Asheville is a good environment for independent filmmaking. “We’ve been very successful here so far. We’ve got a beautiful set of locations to pick from.” Eagen says his company has already completed a second feature-length film, which is now in post-production. Ringside Rosary’s premiere will include two screenings, with refreshments, a Q&A with Eagen and an afterparty at Adam Dalton Distillery. Where: Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. When: Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. For more information on the film, visit or watch the trailer at Photo courtesy of Down Poor Pictures


Chinatown HHHHH Neo-Noir Thriller The first true neo-noir is still the best. Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974) is that rare thing — an homage that actually transcends the genre it salutes. Everything about the film feels just right — from the casting (who but Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston can you imagine in the leads?) to the period look to the all-consuming atmosphere. It’s the perfect blend of screenplay, director and cast that still weaves its spell nearly 40 The Asheville Film Society’s Big Screen Budget Series will show Chinatown Wed., Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in one of the downstairs theaters at The Carolina Asheville. Admission is $5 for AFS members and $7 for the general public.

Ringside Rosary HHHH Crime Drama Despite being constrained by budget and (as is often common with local productions) going on too long, Jack Eagen’s Ringside Rosary is one of the more interesting films to come along from Asheville filmmakers. Surprisingly violent and even more surprisingly uncompromising, it’s a film that proves that budget can be largely overcome by striking cinematography, creative lighting and a good eye for locations. Anyone interested in the local filmmaking scene — or in making films — should check this out. The Fine Arts Theatre will screen Ringside Rosary Thursday, June 27, at 7 and 10 p.m.

Murder at the Vanities HHHHH Musical Mystery A purely delightful pre-Code oddity, Paramount’s Murder at the Vanities (1934) is all but unknown today — not in the least because it got very little TV play, thanks to its skimpy costumes and the song “Marihuana.” It’s a backstage murder mystery that unfolds in real-time during a musical revue. Director Mitchell Leisen keeps the whole thing going at breakneck speed with atmosphere and production gloss. All in all, it’s one of the best little movies you’ve probably never heard of. The Asheville Film Society will screen Murder at the Vanities Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

The River HHHH Drama While it scarcely scales the heights of Jean Renoir’s finest works, The River remains a fascinating minor footnote in his career. The story — about three girls growing up in Bengal, India, experiencing first love (unfortunately with the same man) — is slight, and the acting is on the hit-or-miss side. Yet Renoir is mostly interested in the film’s Indian setting and the culture there. It remains notable as the first international production to be completely shot in India — and in color. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present The River Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District (upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332,

The Tourist HHH Would-be Romantic Thriller It has a critically acclaimed director (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck), two big stars (Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie), glamorous locations — and yet almost nothing about The Tourist works. Inert and indifferent, The Tourist squanders an amazing amount of talent on a lame story that nobody seems to care about. Depp and Jolie have close to zero chemistry. This is a film in which the normally bland Timothy Dalton walks in at the last minute and effortlessly steals the movie from its powerhouse cast. The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Tourist on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

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work history to Must be bondable, have reliable transportation & driver's license. PARK TECHNICIAN Chimney Rock State Park is hiring a seasonal position: $7.73/ hour. Call (828) 625-1823 for information or email chimney. WHOLESALE BUSINESS OPERATIONS Wholesale Operations, Pick, Pack and Ship. Asheville Distributor is looking for several full-time employees to join our growing shipping and receiving department. New hires are responsible for picking, packing and shipping to fulfill customer orders. We use support systems to process orders and computer skills are desired but not mandatory. The position does require some lifting up to a maximum of 50 lbs. • We are looking for candidates that are detail-oriented, have a positive attitude, are able to keep up a fast pace and have the potential and desire to advance. We offer competitive salary, health benefits, paid holiday, personal days and vacation time off as well as friendly and comfortable work environment. • Please email resume and cover letter to jamesm@ or fax to (828) 259-3674.

Skilled Labor/ Trades TOOLMAKER/CNC MACHINIST Immediate position available in South Asheville. We're a CNC shop looking for prideful machinists to join our team. Two or more years experience is preferred, with tools. Duties include - building precision tools, fixtures, and low volume production work. Must possess setup skills and be CNC proficient. Simple G-code and M-code programming experience is a plus. Salary depends on experience. • If you're a reliable self-starter who wants to grow, email resume with references to

Administrative/ Office YOUR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME Are you dependable, resourceful, responsible, organized and able to thrive in a fast paced environment? Do you have lots of energy, a good work ethic and loads of common sense when it comes to managing the schedule, priorities, goals and files of the busy owner of a successful company? Are you willing to create and run the systems that keep the leader of the team on track so that she can focus on her genius work? Are you great at being the “boss’s boss”? Do you have the talent to understand and protect the

value of time while still keeping a positive, professional attitude? Can you sometimes “read minds” :) – and always ask the right questions and remind your boss of key priorities and tracking her results? Are you a trouble-shooter and solution-finder? Are you experienced with digital file management systems like Evernote and Gmail? Do you communicate like a pro as you navigate the changing waters of the interwebs? We are a thriving, fast-paced coaching company based in Asheville seeking an Executive Assistant (for the owner of the company) who really knows his or her stuff. Our goal is a long-term relationship. We are a highprofile online company serving customers and clients across the globe. We are looking for a team member who comes with “batteries included” and who doesn’t require a lot of micro-management. This is a full-time, salaried position with some work-from-home days included in your week. Accountability, positivity and personal responsibility are required. Are we a good fit so far? If yes, keep reading. If no, please stop reading now, and we wish you all the best in the future. IMPORTANT: We’re only interested in professionals who live in the Asheville area. (No exceptions.) Qualified applicants will be asked to fill out a personality/workstyle test as part of the interview process. Here’s what to do: 1 - Before you email us, reread this ad twice and make sure it fits nicely into your philosophy. 2 - When replying to this job posting, please use the subject heading: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT. 3 - Please attach a copy of your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and email to Base Salary: TBD + Other bonuses ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Full-time) The Administrative Assistant plays an integral role in the efficient operations of the Executive and Administrative functions, as well as oversees the effective operation of the reception area at Mountain Area Child and Family Center. A key function of this role is to provide the structure and support to the leadership team by assisting in document creation and editing, scheduling appointments when needed, keeping office supplies stocked, and following up on projects to a timely completion. Reception responsibilities include the management of systems related to the reception area not limited to the following: greeting families and young children, answering a multiline phone system, tuition collection and statement creation, mail distribution, and being the expert on internal policies and upcoming events. The Administrative Assistant must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalency; a Bachelor’s

degree is preferred. The incumbent must be highly organized and skilled in the areas of written and verbal communication. Success in this position requires the ability to multi-task, exceptional attention to detail, critical-thinking, flexibility, and a high degree of initiative. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel is required. The Administrative Assistant must exhibit professionalism and maintain confidentiality at all times. Mountain Area Child and Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online at about-us/human-resources

Restaurant/ Food CHEF’S ASSISTANT • PARTTIME Asheville Academy for Girls & Solstice East are seeking a part time experienced cook. A suitable applicant would have commercial experience, knowledge of food safety, and knowledge of varied dietary needs. Applicant must also be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends. Asheville Academy for Girls is a private therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 10-14 and Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls ages 14-18. Our beautiful 24-acre campus provides a safe setting for our students to transform their lives. EOE. Submit a resume and cover letter to humanresources@ No phone calls please. http:// EXPERIENCED LINE COOK Full-time. Fast pace and high volume requiring ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure. Apply in person, 2pm-4pm, Monday-Saturday, 337 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville. Stoney Knob Cafe. GRILL & KITCHEN HELP WANTED CHIMNEY ROCK Riverwatch Grill has immediate FT/PT positions. Evenings, Holidays and Weekends and reliable transportation a must. Please e-mail your resume or apply in person 379 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC. LINE COOKS Part-time. You must have experience and flexible availability on the weekends. Positions are available now! Accepting applications Tuesday-Thursday, 2pm4pm. Buffalo Wild Wings MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY IN HIGHLANDS, NC Mountain Fresh Grocery, (www.mfgro.coma unique Food Concpet in Highlands,

NC is hiring a full-time Barista/ Front of House Manager. This year-round, full-time position requires an energetic, multitasking, guest-oriented person with food service skills. Salary commensurate with experience/ability. Please email resume/statement of qualifications, along with a work history to WORKER-OWNED CAFE SEEKS CREATIVE, ENTREPRENEURIAL NEW MEMBERS Firestorm Cafe & Books, a downtown worker-cooperative, is seeking highly motivated individuals for a paid internship. Past barista experience desirable. Applicants should attend an orientation, 8/18 at 2pm. See

Human Services ASHEVILLE ACADEMY FOR GIRLS / SOLSTICE EAST Direct Care Staff and Overnight Staff Positions available. Are you interested in making a difference? Come join our team where you can have a positive, lasting impact on youth from across the country. Our programs are steadily growing and we continue to seek qualified FT, PT, and PRN applicants to join our programs. The suitable applicant is outgoing, energetic, and a responsible and positive role model. Our staff ensures the provision of physical and emotional safety of our students and residents at all times. Asheville Academy for Girls is a private therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 10-14 and Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls ages 14-18. Our beautiful 24-acre campus provides a safe setting for our students to transform their lives. Benefits are offered to full time employees and include health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as holiday pay, vacation and sick leave. EOE. Please send a resume and cover letter to No phone calls please. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GUIDE NEEDED Outdoor adventure guide needed for men's recovery house. Full resume's and certification are needed to apply. Please send resume's to: therapist828@ (828) 350-9960 PARKWAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Has an immediate opening for a Community Support Team Leader . This is a full time position (M-F) with benefits. Team covers both Asheville and Hendersonville Counties. Good Candidates would

be licensed or provisional Master’s level clinician with experience working with SA/MH adults. This is a field position so a clean driving record and good vehicle is a must. Experience with Management, IPRS/ Medicaid funding and LME paperwork a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Parkway is an excellent, stable company and offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, medical insurance, PTO, free Supervision for Licensure/ Certification and much more for full time staff. Send resume to: PSYCHIATRIST/PNP/PA Great opportunity to work FT/ PT in an integrated primary care setting providing outpatient MH/SA services for Adult patients. M-F, 8-5, no call, no weekends, excellent benefits/ salary, great team! Apply: THE MEDIATION CENTER Has an opening for a Child and Family Team Facilitator/ Community Mediation Intake Specialist. For a job description and application instructions, please visit our website at THERAPEUTIC FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child, and live in the Asheville area, please give me a call. Free training. Call Debbie Smiley (828) 258-0031 ext. 348 or WILDERNESS THERAPY PROGRAM • Field Staff: Following training, facilitate safety and implement treatment plan designed by group therapist for teens struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. Staff work week on/week off in the woods of North Georgia. • Qualifications: 21 plus, CPR and First Aid certified, experience with backpacking and adolescents, willingness to commit 8 months, WFR recommended. • Benefits: Health/Dental, Bonus, Salary increases with Level. • Training: August 30-September 5. • Contact: Andy or Tyson, Second Nature Blue Ridge. (706) 212-2037.

Professional/ Management HIGHLAND BREWING CO. seeks a creative and motivated part-time Merchandising Assistant with keen interest and pride in effective merchandising to help grow our brand. If you meet the following qualifications, we invite you to apply: • Merchandising or related experience • Engaging personality and positive

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DEPARTMENT CHAIR • DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES The Department Chair is responsible for successfully providing leadership and direction for the academic curriculum of the Developmental Studies Department, including developmental mathematics, English and reading. • Minimum Requirements: 1. Masters’ degree in one of the following: English, Reading, Mathematics or a related field with 18 graduate hours in English, Reading, or Mathematics; 2. Three years post secondary teaching experience; 3. Experience working with academically under-prepared students in a community college setting. • Salary Range: $58,344 $59,568. Click on the hyperlink to view full job posting or to complete an online application: PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER (Part-Time) ArtSpace Charter School is accepting applications for a part-time Physical Education teacher. Applicants must have a current North Carolina teaching license for P.E. Applicants must be willing to work in a collaborative, integrated, experiential environment. Position open until filled. Please send resumes and cover letters to: resumes@ with the subject heading "P.E. Teacher". THANKS AGAIN TO MOUNTAIN XPRESS Our ad last week, and on-line, resulted in 50 resumes, and a wealth of well-qualified candidates. Bill McGuire Director/CEO, Child Abuse Prevention Services, Inc.

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COLLEGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS(CIS) REPORTING ANALYST Provides support for the College’s Ellucian Colleague based ERP reporting systems, to develop reporting mechanisms and to manage the related computer software systems to ensure high levels of availability and accuracy of reporting capabilities. A secondary role may be to assist with other CIS related programming and support functions as needed. Participates in planning and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies to ensure reporting is consistent with institutional requirements. • Minimum Requirements: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Management

Information Systems; 2. Two years full-time experience providing business intelligence solutions utilizing SAP Business Objects; 3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office; 4. Two years’ experience with Microsoft SQL database design and reporting. • Salary Range: $46,740-$52,578. • Click on the hyperlink to view full posting or to complete an online application: https:// INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR FOR ASHEVILLE MUSIC COMPANY Information Technology Director with 4 year degree and 2 years work experience or 6 years work experience in the tech industry needed to support both internal and external applications and workflows at a growing multi-label and multi-genre record company located in the Asheville, NC area. This position requires solid PHP, MySQL, LAMP administration and Javascript/JQuery skills. Experience with Wordpress, as well as Perl for backend scripts is also required. A high degree of personal initiative, follow through, and teamwork abilities are essential. This position will advise, direct, and implement current and future

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J.Crew is committed to providing the highest quality and the most exceptional service to our customers. We provide a dynamic, collaborative, creative, high-energy work atmosphere for individuals who are quality fueled, product driven, ambitious and determined to personally grow as we develop our company. We are currently seeking the following positions in our Asheville Distribution Center:  MERCHANDISE PROCESSORS Second Shift, 3:30-11:30pm • Seasonal full-time positions (Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds and stand the duration of work shift) Positions start at $9.50-$11.40 per hour.   We are also seeking the following position in our Asheville Clearance Store: PT SALES ASSOCIATE Hours vary (weekend hours required)  • Seasonal Part-time position Position starts at $9.00 per hour Benefits are offered for all positions.  Your benefit package may vary depending on your employment status and may include; medical, life, and dental insurance, 401k and 25 days of paid time off.  All associates receive a 30% discount off J.Crew merchandise!  Overtime and extended hours will be required during peak times. Please apply online at

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Normally, International CAPS LOCK DAY happens only once a year, on June 28. But in alignment with your current astrological omens, you have been granted the right to observe the next seven days as your own personal International CAPS LOCK DAYS. That means you will probably be forgiven and tolerated if use OVERHEATED ORATORY and leap to THUNDEROUS CONCLUSIONS and engage in MELODRAMATIC GESTURES. You may even be thanked — although it's important to note that the gratitude you receive may only come later, AFTER THE DUST HAS SETTLED.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) William Turner was a 19th-century English landscape painter born under the sign of Taurus. His aim was not to capture scenes in realistic detail but rather to convey the emotional impact they made on him. He testified that on one occasion he had himself tied to the mast of a ship during a snowstorm so that he could experience its full effects firsthand. The result was "Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbor's Mouth," a painting composed mostly of tempestuous swirls. What would be the equivalent for you, Taurus? I'm trying to think of a way you could be perfectly safe as you treated yourself to an up-close encounter with elemental energies.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Some years back, the Greek government launched a huge anti-smoking campaign. In response, cigarette sales spiked dramatically. When my daughter was 6 years old, I initiated a crusade to ban Barbie dolls from our home forever. Soon she was ripping out pictures of the accursed anti-feminist icon from toy catalogs and leaving them on my desk. With these events in mind, I'm feeling cautious about trying to talk you into formulating a five-year master plan. Maybe instead I should encourage you to think small and obsess on transitory wishes.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) "Wings are a constraint that makes it possible to fly," the Canadian poet Robert Bringhurst reminds us. That will be a good principle for you to keep in mind during your own adventures during the coming weeks. I suspect that any liberation you are able to achieve will come as the result of intense discipline. To the degree that you cultivate the very finest limitations, you will earn the right and the power to transcend inhibitions that have been holding you down.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Do you know that you are a host for more than 10,000 different species of microorganisms? Many of them are bacteria that perform functions essential to your health. So the stunning fact of the matter is that a large number of life forms share your body and constantly help you in ways about which you have no conscious awareness. Might there be other 62

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” When I came across that quote while surfing the Web, I felt that it jibed perfectly with the astrological omens that are currently in play for you. Every website I consulted agreed that the speaker of this wisdom was Socrates, but I thought the language sounded too contemporary to have been uttered by a Greek philosopher who died 2,400 years ago. After a bit of research, I found the real source: a character named Socrates in Way of the Peaceful Warrior, a New Age self-help book by Dan Millman. I hope this doesn’t dilute the impact of the quote for you, Leo. For now, it is crucial that you not get bogged down in quarreling and brawling. You need to devote all your energy to creating the future.

examples of you collecting benefits from unknown sources? Well, do you know who is responsible for providing you with the water and electricity you use? Who sewed your clothes and made your medicine? Who built the roads and buildings you use? This is an excellent time to take inventory of all the assistance, much of it anonymous, that you are so fortunate to receive.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) More often than not, your fine mind does a competent job of defining the problems that need solving. It comes up with concise questions that lead you in the right direction to find useful clues. It gathers evidence crisply and it makes smart adjustments as the situation evolves. But after studying the astrological factors currently at work, I'm a little concerned that your usually fine mind might temporarily be prone to suffering from the dreaded malady known as paralysis through over-analysis. To steer yourself away from that possibility, keep checking in with your body and your feelings to see what alternate truths they may have to tell you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) By the standards of people who don't know you well, the triumph you achieve in the coming days might seem modest. But I think it will actually be pretty dramatic. Here's my only concern: There's a slight danger you will get grandiose or even a bit arrogant in the aftermath of your victory. You could also get peeved at those who don't see it for the major achievement it is. Now that I've given you this warning, though, I'm hoping you will avoid that fate. Instead you will celebrate your win with humble grace, feeling gratitude for all the help you got long the way.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) "All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name." So said French writer André Breton. I suspect that many of us feel the same way, which is kind of depressing. But the good news for you, Sagittarius, is that there will be times in the coming months when you will get as close to naming that mysterious thing as you have ever gotten. On more than a few occasions, you may be able to get a clear glimpse of its true nature. Now and then you might even be fully united with it. One of those moments could come soon.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The Paris Review did a story on novelist William Gass. The interviewer asked him why he wrote his books. That was "a very dumb question," he sneered. Nevertheless, he answered it, saying, "I write because I hate. A lot. Hard." In other words, his primary motivations for expressing himself creatively were loathing, malice and hostility. I beg you not to use him as your role model, Capricorn. Not now. Not ever. But especially now. It is essential to your long-term health and wealth that you not be driven by hate in the coming weeks. Just the opposite, in fact: The more you are driven by love and generosity, the better chance you will have of launching a lucky streak that will last quite a while.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) "Until we have seen someone's darkness, we don’t really know who they are," said author Marianne Williamson. "Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don’t really know what love is." Your assignment, Aquarius, is to seek out the deepest possible understanding of these truths. To do that, you will have to identify the unripe, shadowy qualities of the people who are most important to you. And then you will have to find it in your smart heart to love them for their unripe, shadowy qualities almost as much as you do for their shiny, beautiful qualities.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Aldous Huxley was the renowned 20th-century intellectual who wrote the book Brave New World, a dystopian vision of the future. Later in his life he came to regret one thing: how "preposterously serious" he had been when he was younger. "There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet," he ruminated, "trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling ... Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply." I would love for you to put this counsel at the top of your priority list for the next ten months, darling Pisces. Maybe even write it out on a piece of paper and tape it to your bathroom mirror.

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Classes & Workshops Classes & Workshops INTUITIVE PAINTING TO FREE YOUR HEART AND SOUL! Ongoing Wed. night and Friday morning classes. Sunday Aug. 25th workshop, 9:30 to 3:30pm Feel the Joy of Pure Spontaneous Expression! Learn to trust your intuition! Find your own original style of painting! 252-4828 www.sacredspacepainting. com SCREENWRITING BOOTCAMP - Asheville Produced filmmaker and professional screenwriter is offering a Screenwriting Bootcamp on the weekend of August 17-18. The goal of the workshop is to help beginner/intermediate writers with their feature screenplays and ideas. The cost of the camp is $200, and each student will receive 16 hours of instruction. References available. Call Bob at 843-276-4441 for details and to reserve your spot!


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