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through the heart of Leicester"? [“New Crop,” Aug. 7 Xpress] Really? Do you know where the heart of Leicester is? It's on a paved stretch of N.C. Highway 63, where it has been located since it was first incorporated in 1859. Prior to asphalt, the road was macadam for decades, meaning it hasn't been a gravel road since decades before that. Even Sluder Branch Road, off which the Gaining Ground Farm is located, sports a width of 17 feet of pavement. The only gravel is the 921 feet of driveway leading to the 2 acres owned by the Griers, and at 15-feet wide, it's almost as wide as the main paved road. There's no need to embellish an otherwise good story with bogus notions. And you should bone up on local geography and history before writing about it. — Pat Cothran Leicester Xpress responds: Cothran is absolutely correct: Leicester is basically bisected by four-lane Highway 63. Perhaps we let our picturesque narrative run off the (paved) road. And we applaud Cothran’s unflagging support for Leicester, which includes her well-known efforts in 2007-8 to incorporate the area.

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Cowboys don’t wait for the cavalry! Mother always told us to put our toys away. “Look what happens when you don’t,” she’d admonish. The real story about the one-time one hour and 46 minute police delay was that the offended party brought the situation entirely upon himself “[Waiting for the Cavalry,” Sept. 11 Xpress]. First off, what is a grown man doing with a BB gun sitting out on his front porch? I cannot be the only person thinking this. Next off, if Andrew Fletcher had simply called the police from the getgo instead of playing vigilante, none of this ever would have happened to him or his housemate. There are times when we bite off more than we can chew. In his haste to smear the Asheville Police Department, the offended party managed to make himself look like a crybaby vigilante. If it’s OK to hunt a

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The Kenilworth neighborhood south of Asheville is not known for its mean streets. But an incident in early September showed that even the placid outskirts have their discordant moments. David Forbes’ Sept. 11 story, “Waiting for Cavalry,” described the incident: “On the evening of Aug. 8, Andrew Fletcher and his roommate, David Goodman, were in their Kenilworth apartment. … Then a neighbor told them that their BB gun had just been stolen off their porch.” Fletcher and Goodman pursued the alleged thief. “Almost immediately they spotted a ‘young guy, not even drinking age, maybe not even voting age’ nearby who matched the description their neighbor had given them,” Forbes writes. You’ll have to visit to get the whole story, but the gist is: an altercation ensued, Goodman was assaulted, Fletcher contacted the police, “But it took an hour and 46 minutes for police and emergency medical personnel to show up,” according to the story. The incident prompted Fletcher to air his frustrations on Twitter and complain directly to the APD. Deputy Chief Wade Wood and Capt. Tim Splain explained to Forbes that the department would analyze the situation to deduce exactly what caused the delays. “‘In the meantime,’ Wood admits, ‘We dropped the ball,’” Forbes reports. Some readers agreed that prompt response time is crucial, but questioned the particular impetus for the story. “Why did it take a middleclass white male on Twitter for you to conduct an investigative report about an issue that has affected people of color and economically disadvantaged communities here (and throughout the U.S.) for years?” as Laura Eshelman wrote in a Sept. 18 Letter to the Editor. Others, such as Asheville mayoral candidate John Miall, felt the situation indicates a broader problem. “The APD is short 30 officers. ... The problem is city leadership. We need a change NOW!” What do you think?

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via I blame Obama. —sharpleycladd APD is short 30 officers. Response times are long. Crime rates are up, our streets and sidewalks are crumbling but we have millions for a museum. The problem is city leadership. We need a change NOW! — john miall, mayoral candidate This was a hilarious read. I almost thought it was an Onion piece. #whitepersonproblems — hazardo “A delay on a call involving an armed suspect is extraordinarily rare.” Depends on your definition of rare. There was recently a shooting in Malvern Hills Park, and police were late coming to the scene, and then left because they looked around the wrong end of the (pretty small) park for the altercation. Um, fail. — yeppers Slow news day then? It sounds like a lot of trouble over a BB

gun (left outside). Also, If one has to go up against a guy with a gun, would it not be easier to bum rush him (hopefully with maybe more than one person) before a round is chambered? Not that I’m advocating wrassling a kid with a gun unless it’s life or death. Also, is it really relevant who the victim plays music with? At least it didn’t turn into a Trayvon Martin situation. That would definitely be Obama’s fault. — boatrocker When you want cops to respond quickly YOU MUST tell them property is being destroyed. — Bearz via facEBook Can we assume that since a tag number was taken the APD has apprehended the culprits? … — jeff murphy This sounds like a whole lot of lame excuses from our police force. I hope that is not the case. Thank you, Andrew, for your activism. I hope David is healing. — chelsea LaBate

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Terms of engagement Asheville mayoral candidates make their case By caitLin ByRd 251-1333 ext. 140

Whether it’s four years on Asheville City Council, 30 years as a city official or eight years working in a downtown restaurant, all three candidates for mayor tout experience, though they define it in vastly different terms. “It’s the job of a good leader to engage the community and work effectively with fellow Council members as well as other entities in the community,” current Vice Mayor Esther manheimer declares. “If you look at every element of the risk management profession, they are all required at City Hall,” former Risk Management Director john miall points out. “My concerns as a working person who makes less than $30,000 a year, and who’s been off and on health care, are not the same as members of the country clubs around here,” community activist martin Ramsey explains. The three contenders laid out their respective visions for the city in interviews with this reporter. The Oct. 5 primary will cut one of them from the race, and the Nov. 5 general election will determine which of the remaining two becomes Asheville’s next mayor. (Current Mayor terry Bellamy declined to seek a third term, choosing to run for Congress next year instead.) thE monEy hunt All three candidates have been meeting and greeting via public forums, Facebook posts and campaign mailers, and they’ve all stressed the importance of beefing up the local economy and creating jobs. According to a 2012 report from


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the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau, tourism is the area’s third-largest employment sector, and it’s not slowing down. Since 2009, the local tourism industry has added more than 280 jobs annually, the report found — a 5.7 percent increase over three years. But Manheimer, an attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm, says the city needs to diversify its economy, perhaps by attracting the tech industry. “I don’t think Asheville’s citizenry is interested in being the next Gatlinburg,” she observes. “Four hundred jobs that pay minimum wage and have no benefits isn’t the next employer we want in Asheville,” says Manheimer, citing a policy approved by City Council in March of 2011 that ties employers’ eligibility for economic development incentives to their paying workers a living wage. “We need high-quality, good-paying jobs,” she says. “You want to diversify your job base, otherwise you’re too susceptible to any one entity closing up and leaving town. You don’t want to make yourself vulnerable or let that one entity have that much leverage over your community.” Miall, meanwhile, sees opportunity in Asheville’s historic and growing health-and-wellness sector. “We have every resource any

who wiLL it BE? Two of these candidates — John Miall, Esther Manheimer and Martin Ramsey (left to right) — will survive the Oct. 8 primary. One of them will be Asheville’s next mayor. Early voting runs through Saturday, Oct. 5. Photos by Max Cooper.

community in this country could ever want to have to become a health-and-wellness mecca,” declares Miall, a health care consultant. “We have a world-class hospital system. We have some of the best, brightest physicians in the country, and more every day because of MAHEC. UNCAsheville landed the new School of Pharmacy. In addition to the physicians and the schools and the hospital resource, Asheville is very cutting-edge right now with greenways.” According to a 2012 Chamber of Commerce report, Mission Health System employs more than 3,000 people — making it one of the Asheville metro’s two biggest employers, along with the Buncombe County Schools. Ramsey, on the other hand, points to the city of Cleveland,

which partnered with various local core institutions in 2008 to create the Evergreen Cooperative Initiative in Ohio. Working in economically depressed urban neighborhoods, the nonprofit community development corporation seeks to build the local economy from the ground up by launching a network of employee-owned green businesses, including a green laundry service, a solar firm and the nation’s largest urban greenhouse. That kind of “economic democracy,” says Ramsey, could work here as well. “We’re not having a serious discussion about long-term structural poverty and how our dominant form of economy is actually perpetuating that problem,” he maintains. “One of the problems is we don’t have a groundswell of working people pushing for their interests.” To get individuals involved “beyond the voting booth,” Ramsey advocates participatory budgeting, in which community members would directly decide how to spend a portion of the city’s money. Referencing his own experience at the Early Girl Eatery, Ramsey believes workers in a business need to be just as involved in policy discussions as the owners. And speaking of money, both he

and Miall say there wasn’t enough discussion back in June when City Council allocated $2 million for renovations and repairs to the Asheville Art Museum. “There are, quite seriously, more questions about that than there are answers,” Miall maintains. “And in my opinion, you don’t bring things to a vote or a course of action until all of those questions are nailed down.” Documents the museum submitted to Council predict that the planned expansion would boost the number of museum visits from 55,743 (in fiscal year 2008) to 110,000 within a year of completing the expansion. Manheimer defends Council’s decision, saying the economic benefits would justify the cost, and stressing that the museum won’t get the city’s money unless it raises the bulk of what it needs privately. who’S in chaRgE? At a Sept. 19 League of Women Voters forum, all three candidates were asked to state, yes or no, whether they have confidence in Police Chief william anderson, who’s been a subject of controversy. Their answers, given without hesitation, provide another window into the differences among them. “No,” said Miall. “He does not have my full confidence,” said Ramsey, who has called for an independent civilian police review board. “I’m standing by the chief of police at this point,” said Manheimer. Miall told Xpress that he’s concerned about the department’s many vacancies and its ability to retain employees. (As of July, there were 24 vacancies, 14 of them officer positions, according to Police Department figures.) “I have heard rumors that we have law enforcement officers leaving for other cities and for the county Sheriff’s Department,” he elaborated, adding, “We need to find out why and deal with it.” Asked for specifics on how he would address the issue, Miall said he’d need more information before making that decision. On another front, Miall maintains that Council’s approval of a 7 percent tax increase — the first one in more than 10 years

— supports his contention that this community needs to move in a new direction as quickly as possible. “How do you take people who are so discouraged and so depressed over our economic situation, our job situation, our tax rates increasing?” he asks, declaring, “We need a mayor who will create a legend in Asheville.” Manheimer counters that both city staff and Council members have many worthwhile current projects that she’d like to build on if elected. She’s particularly proud of the recently created Multimodal Transportation Commission, which will overlay various master plans, from greenways to transit, in thinking strategically about how residents can get from point A to point B, whether by walking, biking or driving. Ultimately, says Manheimer, she wants to be both an inclusive and a process-oriented mayor. “Someone’s got to step up and bring order to a lot of great ideas that might be swirling around and may just need to be snagged out of the sky,” she asserts. “We have a shared sense of where we want to be, but we have differences of opinion about how to get there.” For his part, Ramsey feels that taking a closer look at how government decisions get made is a first step toward resolving some of this city’s fundamental issues. “It’s my opinion that Asheville will grow, and the question to me as a young person who’s making a life here is, who’s it going to grow for? Who gets to benefit from it, and whose voices don’t get heard in the process?” the 31-year-old said during his closing statements at the League forum. “I would like to be part of a movement for an egalitarian future where everyone gets to matter.” X

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@JakeFrankel “seem to work hand and glove with our sustainability plan.” She asked staff to add language to the land use document specifically linking it to the sustainability plan, which “is intended to inspire our community to put sustainable practices first, thereby strengthening our environment, community and economy,” according to the Buncombe County website. Commissioners unanimously approved that document in May 2012. In addition, Vice Chair holly jones emphasized that such plans need to be regularly evaluated and improved, taking into account demographic changes. “We are a growing community, and these are documents we need to come back to,” she noted. “As we find things that are working, or not working, lets come back to them. … None of us have a crystal ball.” X

The way forward This map from the new land-use plan shows that about 25 percent of private land in unincorporated parts of Buncombe County is owned by people who don’t live in Buncombe County. Image courtesy of the Buncombe Planning Department

Buncombe County commissioners update land use plan The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners sought to improve the balance between environmental protection and private property rights Sept. 17, unanimously approving an update to their land use plan. The document is intended to “provide a basis for future planning efforts” and “create a baseline for land use in the county,” explained County Planner debbie truempy. The county first developed a comprehensive land use plan in 1998. The only remaining commissioner who served at that time, board Chair david gantt, remembered that the original draft generated “a pretty heated discussion.” However, Gantt says he and his colleagues are in accord on the updated version, and no residents mentioned it during a public comment period. Still, Gantt noted that zoning and land use issues are often

contentious. “We have a moral obligation to take care of our environment, while we balance the rights of people to develop their private property,” Gantt said. “It’s always a tough, tough balance to make that work right. And every community has a different value.” Commissioner joe Belcher praised staff for adding language to the plan that emphasizes regulatory flexibility, particularly when it comes to affordable housing developments. “I think it’s a good plan with a lot of built-in flexibility,” noted Belcher, who recently retired after working for decades in the manufactured-home industry. “There was a lot of mention of affordable housing. … I appreciate that.” Although the plan includes a number of other specific recommendations (see sidebar), commissioners will need to take further action to make them law. Meanwhile, Commissioner Ellen frost noted that many of the land use recommendations

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Asheville campaign calendar wEdnESday, SEPt. 25 what: The Council of Independent Business Owners (CIBO) will host a mayoral candidate debate. whEn/whERE: Noon, Magnolia’s Raw Bar & Grille, 26 E. Walnut St.

wEdnESday, SEPt. 25 what: “Get There AVL” will give Asheville mayoral and City Council candidates the opportunity to discuss their positions on transportation and how they intend to impact the city’s infrastructure. “Asheville hosts several plans designed to enhance how citizens move about their city,” says Mike Sule, creator of “Get There AVL” and director of Asheville on Bikes. “The next generation of political leaders face the challenge of implementation and consolidation of city plans. The people of Asheville see the value of moving our city forward. They’re looking for candidates who can champion the implementation.” Julie Mayfield, co-director of the Western North Carolina Alliance, says, “We’ve organized the event so that participants will have a chance to meet candidates,

before and after the formal question and answer period.” “Get There AVL” is co-hosted by Asheville on Bikes, Western North Carolina Alliance, Asheville Design Center, amnd The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club. whEn/whERE: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Clingman Café, 242 Clingman Ave. The event will be held in the parking lot of Clingman Café. Asheville on Bikes provides a bicycle corral. The restaurant will remain open throughout the fair to serve beer, wine and snacks.

Cast your ballot EaRLy voting: Early voting for the primary runs Thursday, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 5. Residents can register to vote during this period. For more information, visit or call the Board of Elections at 250-4200. thE PRimaRy will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, to reduce the number of mayoral candidates to two. thE gEnERaL ELEction will be Tuesday, Nov. 5. X

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t a k i n g flight from passion to profession, women pursue unique businesses

By Julia Ritchey A Bird in HAnd: Julia Gaunt of Asheville White Dove Releases holds one of her homing pigeons. She started her business in 2006 after seeing an ad in an IWANNA. Her birds are trained for up to 90 air miles of return travel. Photo by Max Cooper.



A few months ago, bird handler Julia Gaunt received a phone call from a woman whose friend’s son had died. The son, 37 years old, died by suicide, and the funeral had not provided the closure her friend needed. She asked if Gaunt would be willing to come and release a few of her doves at a private graveside service. Gaunt agreed and brought with her four white doves, releasing three from one basket and another one solo — three represented escorts (or the Trinity, in Christian tradition) and one the soul. The birds ascended together, circling around


once, and then headed back to Gaunt’s home in Woodfin. “Afterwards,” Gaunt recalls, “we all looked across the cemetery and there was a beautiful deer at the edge of the field. And we all felt that there was something very precious and symbolic about that.” For eight years, Gaunt has answered calls like these, from those who have just lost loved ones or from couples planning their nuptials. She runs Asheville White Dove Releases, a business that does exactly what the name says: releases trained white homing pigeons, called rock

doves, for weddings, funerals, memorials and other events. Gaunt speaks passionately about her business and says contributing to such significant life moments makes her job meaningful. “I got a call from this woman a week later, and she said, ‘Julia, next to the day that I gave birth to my son, that was one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve had.’ Hearing that is like, woah … how meaningful it was to say goodbye to him in that way.” Gaunt has loved birds since she was a young girl. At 9 years old, after asking for a pet bird for Christmas, a parakeet landed on her grandfather’s car just before the holiday. She kept it and named it Charlie, after her grandfather. Gaunt has had an array of birds over the years, but had never encountered homing pigeons until she came across an ad in the Asheville IWANNA in 2005. “Someone had an ad for a bird handler, and I answered the ad,” recounts Gaunt. “And he told me about the white dove business. In one 15-minute phone conversation, I hung up and

“What I didn’t know about the white dove business is how incredibly helpful it would be. ... To actually be able to help people in that transition has been a profound experience.” — jUlia GaUnt

was like, ‘Yes! This is what I’m gonna do next.’” The man sold Gaunt her initial 15 birds, and she had a building redone in her backyard to accommodate them. The open-topped building, called a bird loft, allows the doves to fly freely to and fro, which Gaunt says keeps them healthy and well-adjusted. Gaunt joined a national group for dove handlers and embarked on an altogether new path. “What I didn’t know about the white dove business is how incredibly helpful it would be. What I’ve come to find out, after doing some 800 funerals and memorials over eight years, is how much it helps people, particularly when they have lost loved ones,” says Gaunt. “To actually be able to help people in that transition has been a profound experience.” Gaunt’s dove count is now at 60, and her flock can go as far as 90 air miles and back, including over the Tennessee border to Johnson City. She has different birds who are trained to fly in separate directions for varying distances. “The training varies,” explains Gaunt. “When they’re about eightweeks old, I can start to take them out about a quarter mile, then I work it up to a mile. Then I break it out into 5-mile increments, until I get them out to 50. Once they know that 50-mile radius, you can take them up to 100 miles, you don’t have to train them past the 50 miles.” Gaunt has colored bands to differentiate which birds have been trained in which direction, so that way they are not overworked. Still, the passion she brings to her business hasn’t always translated into success. Gaunt says although she has found her niche as the “dove lady” of Asheville, she still needs help getting the word out. Gaunt has had to supplement her business by continuing her hat millinery on the side. “What I feel very strongly is how important the marketing is. I thought that I could do this business in eight years by word of mouth. It appears what I need really is some capital, so people could see that this service

exists.” She adds, “I believe that the only reason my business is not flourishing is that not enough people know that I’m doing this.” Never one for public speaking, Gaunt says the business has helped her find her voice. She now goes to different services, plays a selection of music, recites poetry and releases her birds. Each event she attends is unique, and Gaunt often finds herself peppered with questions from people afterward about her doves.

“What they’re doing is just their nature. Often, we connect symbolism with animals and with events. Because they go up in the sky and join one another, it represents that sense of community or unity in that that we’re not alone. They all get together before they head for their destination.” Gaunt says the feedback she gets from those she’s helped keeps her going — total strangers come up after memorial services and give her hugs. She is optimistic about the future. In fact, she’s launched a campaign to raise money on international crowd funding site Indiegogo. Gaunt’s goal is to raise about $7,000, run ads locally, redevelop her site so it shows up in search engines and just breathe new life into her business. “The whole business just needs some juice pumped into it,” Gaunt says. This is a sentiment shared not only by Gaunt, but by many women who transform their passions into a small business. Just ask olufemi Lewis, another local woman pursuing her interests.

Ujamaa Freedom market Lewis is the 32-year-old workerowner of Ujamaa Freedom Market, a pop-up produce stand that aims to bring healthier food choices to low-income, underserved areas of Asheville. Lewis’ startup received press from both the Asheville CitizenTimes and Xpress [“Shared Creation,” April 2013]. Since June, Lewis has run the market on Depot Street every Thursday from 2-6 p.m., and Monday at the old Department of Social Services from 2-5 p.m. Like Gaunt, Lewis speaks ardently about Ujamaa — which means “cooperative economics” in Swahili — and its mission. “We’re looking to educate the community on what cooperative economics could look like,” says Lewis. “Giving them a model of self-sufficiency to inspire them to have relationships with their community along with having a relationship with their food.

Cooperative eConomiCs: Olufemi Lewis is the worker-owner of Ujamaa Freedom Market, a mobile produce market that caters to underserved communities in Asheville. Photo by Julia Ritchey

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She and her business partner, calvin allen, try to source their produce from organically certified growers or those who maintain organic practices — those include Mountain Foods, Pisgah View Community Peace Garden and Hillcrest Unity Garden. This summer has proved challenging due to the heavy rains that diminished crop yields and inflated prices. Still, she and Allen have heard, over and over, from people in their 40s and 50s who remember a time when the produce man would come around and deliver and sell produce. Many tell her that they miss having that in their community. “There’s a need for it, and I’m not giving up.” Lewis still intends to take the market mobile, but that will first require a vehicle — which will require more capital. She estimates they need $20,000 to $30,000 to purchase a bus, renovate its interior and retrofit it to run on biodiesel to offset their carbon footprint. “I envision us being mobile and really being able to go out and do it anywhere and everywhere,” says Lewis. “The most complicated thing has been the business plan. Doing a business plan and understanding markups and margins. Time management has been a real challenge for me, but it’s all been a very beautiful, growing experience.” Lewis says she’s encountered a mountain of red tape in trying to get her market mobile, but acknowledges that she’s come a long way since April. She describes how she felt seeing her picture on the front of the paper this summer and receiving her articles of organization. “I cried. It’s just those little monumental moments. I’m not just doing this for myself, I’m being a model for other individuals to step out there,” says Lewis. Lewis is also turning to crowd funding to raise additional capital. The idea to pool money from the community rather than acquire debt and loans is one that has gained popularity since the inception of sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which allow individuals to donate to projects and business ideas. The catch is, the business

has to reach their fundraising goal in order to keep all the donations pledged. Lewis says she wants other people to get involved with Ujamaa, too. “It’s a cooperative, so we don’t just work for this business but we own it. That’s how we want everybody that comes in with us to think; we want them to own it as well. Because we know that if a person knows that they own something, and that their voice is just as equal as anyone else’s voice, then it’s going to make them want to stay. It’s going to make them put in the work — because they feel valued as a human being. They’re not just clocking in and clocking out.” The mother of two says she feels the pressure to succeed, not only for her own sake but to serve as a positive role model for her community. “It’s important for me to uplift other African-American women here in Asheville. It’s hard as hell. … Due to the fact that we are at the bottom toll here in Asheville, statistically ... it’s a big percentage of us who are heads of household, it’s a large percentage of us that live in public housing, that’s the only place that we can live that we can afford — yeah, it’s important for me to be a success.” Both Gaunt and Lewis understand the triumphs and tribulations of running a business. Lewis has learned that she is never off the clock. “[The biggest lesson] I have learned is having patience. ... So what I’m learning is that I’m never off the job. I’m always talking about Ujamaa or Ujamaa-related things, no matter what time of the day it is. I’m living it.” Adds Lewis: “It’s nothing I could learn in a classroom. It’s only from experience. I’m grateful.” Gaunt, too, says she wouldn’t trade her experiences with dove releases for anything. “I’m not going to quit doing this, regardless of if it makes money. I’m going to continue to be available to do this because I can see what a difference it makes. We all want to make a difference. I’ve found something that is really a passion.” For more information on Gaunt’s business, visit ashevillewhitedovereleases. com. For info on Ujamaa Freedom Market, visit X

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Are you a woman with a small business? Looking for ways to network or get involved with other women entrepreneurs? Here are a few options. aBwa (american Business women’s association) says its mission is to bring together business women of diverse backgrounds and to provide opportunities to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education and national recognition. Second Thursdays of each month, 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Asheville mountain Bizworks offers business classes, coaching and loans for aspiring entrepreneurs of any gender., 253-2834

ontrack wnc’s women & money conference will feature workshops by financial experts on a variety of topics geared specifically toward women. $15. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or call 2555166, ext. 112 ScoRE’s asheville women’s Roundtable is for any woman business owner/operator who’s interested in having a roundtable discussion on a regular basis with other women to define ideas, discuss opportunities and brainstorm solutions to everyday business issues. Third Thursday of each month, 8-9:30 a.m. A-B Tech, Enka, Room #2046 of Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Road, Candler. RSVP at ashevilleroundtables@yahoo. com (

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womEn in BuSinESS

by Brandy Carl

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In her words Xpress spoke with four female business owners and leaders on their experiences running businesses and networking in the Asheville area. The following are excerpts from these conversations.

owner of homestead supply store Villagers (formerly Small Terrain) when and why did you open villagers? It was October 2012. [Villagers] is multifaceted because of personal motivation. I’ve been exploring activities around sustainability and wanted to create work around nurturing things. On the flipside, there was a need for a place like this that makes it more approachable and accessible. Just trying to make it easier for them [the public] to do it.

what keeps you going? I’d say the community and the support. I [recently] announced that I changed my business name due to a trademark [dispute] from Urban Outfitters, and people came in to show support and say they believed in what I’m doing. I get emails thanking me for what I’m doing. That’s motivation. It’s been one of most challenging things [I’ve] experienced, being bullied by a corporation. That’s been definitely challenging. I am motivated by the fact that I am supporting people in their efforts to live a healthier, more sustainable existence.


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dawn chitwood owner of Asheville Marketing Solutions and president of FemCity Asheville what exactly is asheville marketing Solutions? It’s a marketing and strategy company. We design websites, do a lot of social media marketing [and] search engine optimization.

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do you ever feel there are more obstacles for female business owners than men? No, not that comes to mind. I feel supported by the strong women that are doing things. I’m surrounded by womenowned businesses and supported. ... I’ve never run a business like this outside of Asheville, but my overall feeling hasn’t been genderbased. I just felt supported by the community, by men and women. I haven’t felt that any of it has to do with my gender. Maybe there’s a few (mostly men) that have come in here with good intentions have given advice that might be condescending, but that’s almost being set up by the question.

Insights and advice from women in business

why did you start your business? We moved from the Outer Banks and sold our restaurant [that we owned there]. Coming here was reinvention. This is my third business; I’ve got a passion for business. I could use my experience in marketing. I used to be a graphic designer in Charleston. I could use my passion for business and helping small-business owners. women business owners are still in the minority, statistically. does it feel that way in asheville? They’re also the fastest-rising demographic. My experience has been that most of my clients are women. what is owning a woman in a field men like? It is a very interesting. I’m

what advice do you have for women wanting to go into business here? For me, I guess there’s a couple of things. I recommend going to Mountain Bizworks. I found it very important and helpful in writing a business plan. Business plans are very helpful because it helped me work through a lot of different ideas and narrow it down to one. Beyond that, starting small is wise and not taking too much on. I also believe that you should try and work within your means and not take on too much debt. Let it grow organically. I think one of the biggest things is to ask for help. It’s OK to ask for help. Reach out to your community, friends and family. I was really surprised at how much support I received when I started doing that. Don’t pursue anything you don’t truly believe in.

business as a dominated by challenge. It’s also the presi-

dent of a national organization [Femfessionals]. The basic mission statement ... is that we are in that competitive business. We [live] in an age where we were in such a maledominated business world, and we were taught to be very aggressive and very competitive. We’re coming into a time when it’s time to bridge the gap. I haven’t had a problem with that. what keeps you going? Family drives me. Having a family has been the biggest catalyst in propelling myself into my career. It feeds my passion. I love business, passion, generating ideas and helping people. what’s it like working in the eastern part of the state as compared to working here? The Outer Banks is a very unique location. Because it’s so small and tourist driven, I think women drove the economy there. what advice do you have for women wanting to go into business here? Decide what makes you unique and what you have to offer. Don’t sacrifice your passion and dreams to fit into the mold the business world might try to put you in. There’s a way to balance being a woman and being successful.

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why was the Sky-hy chapter founded? It was chartered from another chapter called High Hopes, which is no longer in existence. how long have you been president? This is my fourth term as president and my 17th year as a member.


what drew you to the aBwa? ABWA is an excellent way to grow, personally and professionally. It’s helped me and my personal career to master public speaking, to improve self-esteem, get a better job, all those things. what are the benefits of having this chapter in the area? It’s always nice to have something in your hometown. We have friendships for life. We call it the sisterhood of ABWA. We’re with each other through birth, death, weddings and everything in between. what subjects do you go over in the meetings? We have different programs every month. Recently, we have had financial aid, retirement services, anything entrepreneurial. We try to make it a wide variety ... with different speakers throughout the city.

ELizaBEth Pou facilitator of SCORE’s Women’s Roundtable how long have you been involved with ScoRE’s women’s Roundtable? I’m a volunteer for SCORE, which is a group of local business people offering free business advice. It’s an arm of the Small Business Administration. There are 45 of them. The Roundtable came out of Dollie Smith-Feldmeth. It was her idea and we started off with a handful of women. Now we have a mailing list of 200. what happens at the meetings? We meet at A-B Tech once a month. Meetings are around an hour and half. The first and last 15 minutes are [for] networking. Volunteers offer advice. what are the benefits of joining a local business group? They’re a

what is it like to be a business woman in asheville? It requires a lot of stamina. You have to be able to fight your ground and say what you mean and back it up with knowledge. have you noticed any trends? We’re a pretty diverse group. There are no

generalizations at all. I’ve been a business woman for the past 30 years. what advice do you have for women wanting to go into business here? You need to find a mentor, someone that can help you along the way and give advice on how to establish a business. You need good advertising and girlfriends.

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nice opportunity for women in business. They’re an opportunity for local women entrepreneurs to find out what’s going on in the business world. It’s a very good networking tool. It’s a good way to show actual experiences rather than sit in on a lecture. do you think asheville is a good area for women in business? Yes, in a sense. Women are very willing to be helpful to each other. Women are willing to share experience. Mountain Bizworks has worked with a lot of women. what advice would you give to a woman who want to go into business? I’d say take some time to put thoughts in writing. The benefit of a business plan is that it requires you to think through issues with your business. SCORE provides nice services for business people in Asheville area and free advice. X Artisan Cheese, Meats and Gourmet Products with a Local Flair Cheese Plates, Sandwiches & Salads • Custom Crafted Party Platters & Gift Baskets

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Powerful Asheville leAders Women in business Take heed! WNC women are hard at work, and their stories fill these 18 pages. From doves to pottery to food to cars, we hope you enjoy this eclectic mix of creative business endeavors. Ours is a dynamically entrepreneurial area. Combine that with our local history of strong and passionate mountain women, and you have a recipe for economic innovation and businesses with heart. In this special Women in Business advertorial section, we bring to you — for the 18th year — the voices of community leaders who are making their mark and their living here in WNC, and transforming dreams into reality.

Since 1975, the French Broad Food Co-op has been doing business a little differently: cooperatively. A co-op is an autonomous association of people who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic and cultural benefit through a mutually owned and democratically run enterprise. Cooperatives are based on values like self-help, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Through this cooperative organization, women have been able to effect positive change in the social and physical well-being of their families, communities and nations. Membership in collective enterprises enables women to build both working and personal relationships that can increase their social standing. Women members of collective organizations often report increased self-esteem and a sense of solidarity and support, particularly in times of need. The French Broad Food Co-op is proud to support women-owned businesses and cooperatives from the local Red Moon Herbs to Andes Gifts in Peru.

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Earlier this year, speaking in advance of International Women’s Day, Dame Pauline Green, president of the International Cooperative Alliance, said: “Cooperative businesses have done so much to help women onto the ladder of economic activity. With that comes community respect, political legitimacy and influence.” | SPEciaL advERStiSing SEction

BrookesCooks Custom Order Bakery

Asheville Pilates is a movement studio where individuals of all ages, body types and fitness levels can increase strength, flexibility, motion and tone while reducing stress and improving mental focus and clarity. We work closely with many healthcare professionals, supporting people in their quest for health excellence. We are the longest-standing studio in Asheville, serving the local community since 2001.

Asheville Pilates is a movement studio where individuals of all ages, body types and fitness levels can increase strength, flexibility, motion and tone while reducing stress and improving mental focus and clarity. We work closely with many health-care professionals, supporting people in their quest for health excellence. We are the longest-standing studio in Asheville, serving the local community since 2001.

41 N. Merrimon Ave, Suite 109

Slightly north of town, from her farm in Alexander, Brookes Wolfe runs a tiny custom order bakery where her nature-inspired seasonal cakes and wedding cakes are a real innovation. A lifelong baker with a standard for excellence, she is happy to make her passion her business. “It’s so exciting for me to work together with my customers to create these original works of art. The combination of a bride’s theme and what happens to be blooming in the mountains each season is incredible! A fancy, gorgeous dessert with fresh flowers from my garden makes the ultimate birthday or any-occasion surprise. One taste of my pies, cakes, cheesecakes, etc., and you will really know the difference. All natural, top-notch ingredients, beautiful fresh fruits, our own farm-fresh eggs and artistic flair set these desserts apart. Old family recipes tweaked with a newfangled touch make for real old fashioned goodness.” Old Marshall Hwy. • Alexander, NC 28701

Across from the Woodfin YMCA

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Dr. Jenny Jackson was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended N.C. State University for her undergraduate education. She graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine with honors before specializing in pediatric dentistry at the UNC School of Dentistry and NC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. While at UNC, she also obtained a master’s degree in public health. Dr. Jackson is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an adjunct assistant professor at UNC and the current president of the Buncombe County Dental Society. Dr. Lauren Sanzone grew up in Rome, N.Y., and spent her childhood summers exploring the lakes and mountains of the nearby Adirondacks. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., before moving to North Carolina in 2003. Dr. Sanzone completed dental school and a residency in pediatric dentistry at UNC. She also holds a master’s in public health from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. One of the things she loves about being a dentist is the ability to give back to the community.

Dr. Jenny Jackson

Dr. Lauren Sanzone

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Our compassionate staff work to ensure that our patients are comfortable and at ease during their appointment. Here’s what a few of our parents had to say about us:

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Dr. Jackson and her unsurpassed staff made my daughter’s experience at their office peaceful and enjoyable. She has actually asked when she can go back to the dentist.” We have never experienced better care! I firmly believe that you could not find a better pediatric dentist anywhere!”

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The Asheville School of Massage & Yoga is thrilled to announce an expanded custom designed location in West Asheville. Students and clinic clients alike will enjoy the new facility’s urban Zen atmosphere. Six private treatment rooms, 1000+ sq foot classroom and a courtyard garden are just a few of the features that combine to make the school’s new home a unique place to grow career and self in harmony. In 2005 founder Shala Worsley created a yoga-centered curriculum in massage therapy. From the beginning, she’s been honored to work closely with an amazing and incredibly talented faculty to provide a rich and nurturing space for massage education, yoga, and personal growth. Graduates say that incorporating yoga into every class in the program gives them a pathway for sustainable healing in their lives and their professional practices. ASMY is currently accepting applications for the next class of their 675-hour Massage Therapy Certification Program which begins October 7th. Call for a tour of the new building or sign up for a massage in our Supervised Student Massage Clinic, soon to be a weekly event.

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Bodhi of Life Carrie Spencer Cameron believes that the physical body, which cannot lie, holds the key to unlock our emotional, intellectual and spiritual selves. Through touch, Carrie helps people set aside barriers to the truths the body can reveal. By creating a safe, positive, peaceful space and honoring each individual, Carrie is a conduit to the well-being of mind, body and spirit of those in her care. A therapist since 2005, Carrie earned a master certification in Thai yoga massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2012. Thai massage combines yoga, massage and acupressure, opening the body energetically and physically by working with Sen lines, body positioning, stretching, palming, traction and movement. Carrie also practices therapeutic table massage, including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage and reiki. To schedule an appointment Monday through Saturday, please call or visit the website.

Healing Arts Heart House • 5 Covington St., Asheville, NC 28801 734-660-6193 • •

Collaborative Solutions The newly formed Collaborative Solutions Group consists of five separate women’s businesses, including lawyers, mediators and consultants. Our individual practices focus on helping clients develop constructive, cooperative solutions to a range of issues, from separation and divorce to workplace disputes to nonprofit and small-business development.

Approach: Besides sharing a peaceful, client-friendly office space in downtown Asheville, we share a belief that clients can and deserve to create positive solutions with minimal stress and trauma. Through collaborative law and mediation, we encourage clients to: • Resolve issues by mutual agreement, without court involvement • Share information honestly and fully • Have open and respectful communication • Focus on needs and interests rather than demands and posturing

Providers (above pictured left to right):

We offer the following services:

• Katherine Cross, J.D. ~ mediator

• Family/divorce mediation

• Meeting facilitation

• Nonprofit development

• Sarah Corley, J.D. ~ mediator

• Workplace mediation

• Strategic planning

• Small business planning

• Sara Bensman, M.A. ~ mediator, parenting coordinator,

• Collaborative law

• Estate planning

• Mediation training

• Barbara Ann Davis, J.D. ~ collaborative lawyer and mediator

• Parenting coordination

• Land trusts

• Heather RW Lacey, J.D. ~ collaborative lawyer

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Your Inner Sanctuary A Place to Shift Your Inner World Our inner work inspires us to grow, dream, create and serve. We invite you to join us in our beautiful, sacred setting to experience: • Acupuncture • Manual therapy • Breath work • Body work • Intuitive communication • Personal empowerment • Multiple healing modalities in one session Aradia Ocean is a licensed acupuncturist who has a unique style of practice. “I am either doing massage, acupuncture, breath work or intuitive counseling during the entire session. It feels like many sessions in one, and the combination of multiple modalities creates a comprehensive individual treatment.” Carol Smith is a medical intuitive and integrative healer. “The body has the ability to heal itself if we can access the root cause of the issue. Addressing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of our being, we can eliminate pain, heal wounds of any nature, and no longer suffer from disease. I listen to the body’s wisdom and use a variety of techniques, including integrative manual therapy, to assist you in healing.”

Call to schedule an appointment. Aradia Ocean 828-216-8700 • Carol Smith 828-423-6123

Jodie Appel, the owner of Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave, is a licensed Massage Therapist with a B.A. from Arcadia University, where she majored in animal behavior. Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave provides a special place for relaxation and healing. The all-natural cave, consisting of 20 tons of imported Polish salt rock crystals, is a microclimate in which clients can rebalance their body and boost their body’s immune systems. This aids in the healing of many of today’s ailments brought on by stress, lack of quality sleep and environmental conditions. Our cave is fed by two natural ionizers (water features filled with sole). An affordable 45-minute session in the cave is equivalent to four days at the beach. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic ear infections, COPD, cystic fibrosis, dermatitis, emphysema, migraines, psoriasis or sinusitis, please call to make an appointment today.

12 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801 • 828.236.5999 • find us on

MedAge founder Dr. Laura Ellis is a surgeon specializing in minimally invasive skin rejuvenation and vein laser surgery. A wife and mother of two, she’s also involved in community volunteer work. Dr. Ellis and her family have always been active outdoors, one reason they chose to move to Asheville nine years ago. When Ellis turned 46, she noticed a significant change in her well-being. “I wasn’t sleeping well, I felt less energetic, and even though I hadn’t changed my exercise program or diet, I started to get a bulge around my middle,” she explains.

Photo Courtesy of Linnae Harris

A physician colleague proposed checking her hormone levels and addressing the imbalances. “Wow — what a difference it made in my life!” she reports. “I just couldn’t believe that a relatively minor adjustment in my thyroid hormone, progesterone and estrogen could have such a major effect on my overall health and well-being.” That experience drove Ellis to create medAge, a customized program of bio-identical hormone replacement, exercise, nutrition coaching and stress management for men and women. “I want everyone to have access to what has turned my life around,” says Ellis, now 50 and enjoying “the best years of my life.”

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Claying Around

Brittain and I have both been in the Brittain Bates Cooley and Claudia Castilla service industry for more than 20 years. After working at The Charlotte Street Pub and Grill for over 10 years, we got the opportunity to purchase the business. In December of 2011 we became privileged enough to call ourselves owners. We continue to work as full-time bartenders to continue our great relationships with our customers and staff. We are a locally owned neighborhood bar and grill with great food, a variety of beers and a full bar. It’s a great place to meet up with friends, enjoy the outside patio and play pool or darts. During sports season, you’ll find fans cheering for their favorite teams, and with our full menu until 1:30 a.m., we’ve always been a favorite late-night spot for our fellow service-industry people.

We hope to see you at ‘The Pub.’ 157 Charlotte St. • Asheville, NC 28801 828-252-2948 •

It’s hard to believe we have been in business for almost eight years now! We are so grateful to all of our wonderful customers and friends who have supported us for so long. For those of you who have not been in to visit us, we are a paint-your-own pottery shop that offers so much more than you think! Along with the pottery painting, we have mosaics, glass fusing, silver clay, hand building with clay, and pottery wheel lessons, all in one convenient location. We offer over 300 different pottery pieces, over 85 different colors to paint with, fun specialty glazes, and various stamps, stencils, and sample pottery to inspire the best in you. We also offer many different kinds of birthday parties, with lots of fun options and add-ons, like tie-dye, face painting, or snow cones! Plus, everything is non-toxic and food safe. Come clay around with us!

(828) 277-0042 • 1378 Hendersonville Rd., Suite D • Asheville, NC 28803

Harmony Motors Wife, mother, yogi, meditation instructor, musician, concert promoter and community activist, Linda Wilkerson co-owns Harmony Motors with her husband, Scott. “My family is my true passion, raising our four children” she reveals. Attracted by the mountains’ natural beauty and change of seasons, they moved here from Florida. “We want our kids to go hiking, instead of going to the mall,” she explains. But the real draw was Asheville’s music, art, culture, and diversity. When the Wilkersons bought Deal MotorCars in November 2011, they renamed it Harmony Motors, aiming to create a workplace in harmony with the local community. “Especially for women, both our female customers and employees, says Linda acknowledging the traditionally male-dominated car industry. As former owner of a yoga studio and spiritual center, Linda knows the challenges women face on both sides of the business equation and will use her past experience to improve the experience for all women at Harmony Motors. The most important thing in my life is to model and help our children find their life’s purpose. We strive each day to grow in awareness and presence, asking, ‘What can I give or do to make our world a better place?’ ” says Linda. Accordingly, Harmony Motors supports LEAF, OpenDoors of Asheville, and the ABYSA, the Asheville Symphony, Diana Wortham Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Mission Foundation and many other local nonprofits. Linda’s love of music inspired her to bring MantraFest 2013 to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The Oct. 1 concert will feature Deval Premal, Miten and the Guru Ganesha Band. Their meditative, spiritual New Age music puts ancient Sanskrit mantras into a contemporary genre. Sharing this music with Asheville is one of Linda’s many ongoing projects. Music is just one aspect of the “vehicle” that drives Linda to promote harmony in her family, community and, ultimately, the world. 26

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The area’s only Independent Kitchen Store! Toy Store For Foodies: That’s how I refer to my shop! I’m constantly amazed by the cooking industry’s new innovations. They are always coming up with efficient, fun and functional items for us to play with in our kitchens. Some are simply interesting, and many are that “ah ha!” item — the “that’s perfect, just what I need” item. It can give you that kind of kid in a toy store feeling. “Oh, I don’t cook. I’m just looking.” I hear it every day. But folks quickly realize that you don’t have to be a chef to appreciate the right tools for the job. Our shop isn’t pretentious, and it isn’t lined with intimidating walls and overfilled shelves of mystery items. There’s a relaxed atmosphere in our easy-to-lookaround establishment. So whether you’re a novice, a pro, or somewhere in-between, you’ll find the right tool, gadget, pot, pan, knife, cutting board, and so much more for yourself (or the one who’s cooking in your life).

828-669-0503 104 West State St. Downtown Black Mountain across the street from Tyson’s

Fresh coffee and friendly baristas have driven Emerson’s Coffee for more than 23 years. Owned and managed by Jill Jinorio alongside husband Gil, Emerson’s established its second location in the Asheville Mall in March 2011. “In our original location at Valley Hills Mall, we competed with a well-established international corporate coffee chain. Once it was evident that the customers preferred the personalized service Emerson’s offers, we knew it was time to expand.” “Our menu goes beyond the typical choices, from a hot mocha to 54 customizable frozen frappés,” notes Jill. “We also offer the Miami-inspired Colada, lattes, cappuccinos, tea, smoothies, homemade biscotti, baklava and assorted other treats. There’s something for everyone, and thanks to our tile-and-stained-glass signs commissioned from Lexington artists, you can’t miss it!” In addition to other roasters, Emerson’s has re-established the family’s relationship with Jeff Bosch of Bean Werks. We’re so blessed and thankful for all the loyalty shown us in Asheville. At Emerson’s, the mission is simple: serve the best products with the best service. Our customers are our shareholders, and we strive to make them happy every day.

Asheville Mall • 3 S. Tunnel Road Asheville, NC 28805• 828-298-0202

Valley Hills Mall • 1960 Hwy. 70 SE Hickory, NC 28602• 828-324-9600

Have You Met the Cowgirls at Hart Law? Travel down quiet, tree-lined Church Street in downtown Asheville to No. 93 and you’ll feel you’ve arrived at the home of an old friend or relative. The historic three-story house with lush landscaping and beckons to you with an inviting front porch. A large whimsical painting of a heart by local artist Jonas Gerard hangs in the hall. The warmth of the wall color and lighting are matched by the greeting you receive from our staff. As you can already sense, this is not a typical law office – and that’s just what Mary Hart intended. She formed The Hart Law Group in 2006 and has grown to employ four attorneys and five partand full-time staff, all of whom are women! All of us have traveled extensively and lived in remote and amazing places. Individually, we are parents, nature and animal lovers, outdoor and extremesports enthusiasts and gourmet cooks. And don’t expect to find any of us in a suit and pumps, because a power suit doesn’t really give you more power! Instead, you’ll likely find us in cowboy boots and blue jeans. Here at The Hart Law Group, we realize that buying and selling real property, planning for your death or disability, starting a business or engaging in litigation is stressful. We’ve developed an atmosphere designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We pride ourselves on offering down-to-earth solutions, approachable demeanors, accessibility, creativity and compassion as we advocate for your needs.

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Born on a semideserted tropical island, Tiffany LeMeaux enjoyed the typical childhood of an island maiden, though it didn’t take her long to figure out that she was different from other island girls. By the age of 5, Tiffany had already grown a mustache; by adolescence, she’d developed a lavish beard. After futile attempts to quell her lady mane, Tiffany stowed away on a spice ship bound for the mainland. Upon arriving in America, Tiffany was

quickly picked up by a freak show and crisscrossed the country as a bearded lady. During this time, she discovered the sacred tradition of tattooing and soon mastered the art of tattooing herself, doubling her role to become a beardedand-tattooed lady. Growing weary of the freak show life, Tiffany discovered Asheville and decided to stake the tent of her very own sideshow. Thus was Freaks & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow born.

745 Haywood Road • 828-254-4429

The GArAGe 34 ProjeCT: An Indie Handmade Shop Let’s face it: Blueprints to open a small business in a small town are all about the same. I mean, everyone starts a small business to make a profit, right? Sure, but that’s not really the reason I opened a little gig on South Lexington, the Garage 34 Project. It’s about 800 square feet and filled to the brim with handcrafted goodness. We’re a locally grown small business that supports small indie artists. And, in the back of our space, you’ll find a community of artists teaching classes offered through the Elevate Life and Art program. We are a store dedicated to building community. So what will you find when you stop by? Local and national handcrafted wares and our newly launched Hitched Handmade (a stylish, handmade, vintage/modern wedding collection). Check us out at, and

34 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 • 828-357-4668 •

Innovative Spa Management Inc. magazine has ranked Innovative Spa Management No. 1,063 on its seventh annual Inc. 500/5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. The magazine also honored ISM in two subcategories of the 5,000 list: No. 73 in the Top 100 Business Products and Service Companies, and No. 26 in the Top 100 North Carolina Companies. The Asheville-based ISM provides ongoing spa management as well as conceptual and strategic planning, feasibility assessments, spa consulting and design services. The list represents a comprehensive look at one of the most important segments of the American economy: its independent entrepreneurs. ISM was founded by two dynamic local women who live in and love Asheville. Ilana Craig Alberico and Christina Stratton operate spas throughout the United States as well as four local ones: Spa Theology, Suraj Spa Salon, Poseidon Spa (Grand Bohemian Hotel) and The Spa (the Inn on Biltmore Estate). ISM has worked with developers, resorts, day spas and hospital facilities in executing health, wellness and spa concepts that support the overall vision while enhancing the property’s core business. For more information, please visit the website.

6 Roberts Road, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28803 • 828-242-4415 • • 28

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ASHEVILLE CLOGGING COMPANY Even after 22 years, Ashley Shimberg remains a trendsetter in the clogging world. North Carolina’s official state dance, clogging is a wonderful way to stay fit, gain confidence and exercise a competitive spirit while having lots of fun! Ashley started Asheville Clogging Company at age 16, and since its inception, the company has grown to be the premier clogging studio in Western North Carolina. A Junior Olympic medalist with more than 15 Grand Champion soloist titles, Ashley was inducted into America’s Clogging Hall of Fame at age 14. She has led Asheville Clogging Company to more than 350 awards, and counting!



sheville Goods is an Asheville-centric food gift-box company created by longtime residents Megan Kirby and Celia Naranjo. Their boxes showcase the variety of exceptional artisanal foodsproduced here.

Asheville’s favorites are packed into each eco-friendly recyclable box. Whether it’s to thank someone, welcome them or show a new arrival what Asheville has to offer, Asheville Goods is just the ticket. Gift box selections include Land of the Sky, Blue Ridge Breakfast and Sweet on Carolina. Our newest offering is the Pisgah View Parkway Picnic box —a ready-to-eat sampler that includes Roots & Branches crackers, Hickory Nut Gap soppressata, Lusty Monk mustard, Green River Picklers pickled okra, Black Mountain chocolates and Chocolate Gems caramels. Custom boxes are also available. We deliver locally, and we’ll ship your gift anywhere in the country.

Besides learning how to clog, ACC students can participate in regular performances at venues such as the Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Estate and the N.C. Apple Festival. At ACC, clogging takes on a family atmosphere: A number of mother/daughter and sibling teams enrich their relationships by clogging together. Ashley works hard to be a positive role model for her students, instilling in them a sense of confidence and self-discipline. Classes are available for cloggers — and future cloggers — at any skill level, including beginners.

View and order all products online at

For large holiday orders, email us at or call 828-252-9175

44 Buck Shoals Road, Suite G2 Arden, NC 28704 • 828-329-3856 •

Carolina Partners in Mental Health Care, pllc Patient-Focused Care to Fit Each Client’s Unique Needs.

Amparo Penny, a licensed professional counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, maintains a practice in central Asheville with Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare. With more than 10 years of clinical experience specializing in dialectical behavior therapy since 2007, cognitive behavioral therapy and other modalities, Amparo works with a broad spectrum of clients from early adolescence through late adulthood. Her areas of expertise include borderline personal-

ity disorder, mood issues (including depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety), parent/ child conflict, adolescent issues, self-injurious behavior, marital counseling and LGBT issues (including sexual identity and couples counseling). An interactive, strengths-based, solution-focused therapist, Amparo provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach

tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding (and a healthy dose of humor), she helps each individual build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they’re committed to accomplishing. To learn more about her, visit To schedule an appointment with Amparo Penny or another of our experienced providers, please call us or visit our website. We accept most major insurance plans and file claims for our clients. Appointments are available within 48 hours.

417 Biltmore Ave, Ste 4H, Asheville, NC • 1200 Ridgefield Blvd, Ste 250, Asheville, NC • 877-876-3783

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Instant Karma Debra McCorkle Wells of Instant Karma has been keeping Asheville well-stickered since 1995. While IK features an eclectic inventory ranging from a towering wall of Indian tapestries to one of the area’s largest selections of locally handblown glass pipes, it is the ever-growing sticker department which garners most of the shoppers’ attention. The IK sticker collection represents an unapologetically liberal, peace-loving, environmentally aware, pro-gay rights and doggie-loving viewpoint. Wells herself decided to emulate the old Austin, Texas, attitude and had “Keep Asheville Weird” printed back in 2004. The sticker has been her bestseller ever since. In the past year she has added a dozen other Asheville stickers, including “Keep Asheville Beered,” “Keep Asheville Queered” and “Asheville: The Sweet Cesspool of Sin.” Debra’s many college credits in art history as well as a small fortune invested in concert tickets over the decades have resulted in another shop specialty — an extensive collection of music posters and hard-to-find art prints. The Lady of Shalott coexists between numerous variations on Steal Your Face and early Dylan. Wells and her staff hope to provide our community with great merchandise and service for many more years. Thanks, Asheville, for keeping it weird.

Michelle Shelfer

Nutrition Counseling & Services Michelle has had quite a busy year. While continuing her private practice focusing on helping treat people with disordered eating, she has done some branching out. Michelle now also serves as fitness and nutrition director at a therapeutic boarding school for girls in Weaverville. There, she leads group fitness classes, runs, and sees the girls individually for medical nutritional therapy. She has also joined the many qualified professionals at a new intensive outpatient program in Asheville called Willow Place, where she counsels and leads classes for both women and men, helping them achieve their fitness and nutritional goals as they navigate their way through eating disorders and addictions. In addition, Michelle is proud to call herself a professional member and a facilitator at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, a nonprofit, helping people build a more sustainable relationship with food and exercise. Michelle likes to say: “Attaining your goals of better nutrition and physical activity is all about improvement, NOT perfection.”

(828) 285-8999 • 36 North Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC Like us on Facebook:

13 1/2 Eagle St., Office G •Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 337-5148 •

In 1996, Kate King left behind a past in library science and interior design to come work at her family’s cabin retreat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This breathtaking property has belonged to the women of Kate’s family since before the Civil War. In 1983, Kate’s mom, Sara, turned the family farm into a small cabin retreat. Deaf since the age of 12, Sara built and ran the business by herself, taking guest reservations by text telephone until Kate came. Kate bought Mountain Springs in 2005, sold the business to RVC in 2010, and became a member of their team. “How lucky can I be?” she asks. “I come home to the mountain every morning, continuing the tradition of hospitality started long ago. I love providing a sanctuary for our wonderful guests during the week, and exploring these beautiful mountains that have once again become my home.” RVC’s vision and commitment to excellence and Kate’s wonderful assistant, Alicia, make maintaining this little piece of heaven even easier. Kate’s excited about the plans for an Eco-Yurt Village and more streamside cabins. Whether you seek a romantic retreat, a family getaway or a destination for weddings or reunions, Mountain Springs is where memories are made.

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Livi's Pantry

828-329-1329 302 Davis St. Hendersonville, NC

Livi’s Pantry is a neighborhood market and lunch counter featuring local, organic and specialty foods, coffee, beer and wine. With more than 40 local brands, you are sure to find your favorites, either to treat yourself or for entertaining friends. Our new lunch counter serves up sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, quiche, soups, crisp salads, baked goods and more. Grab your food to go, or stay awhile and enjoy lunch with us. Looking for a special gift that says Asheville all over it? Livi’s can also put together gift baskets that are full of local love. Get to know us better on Facebook and keep up with the latest new products, updates and events. Your taste buds will thank you.

M’s School of Art is the perfect place for beginners of all ages to explore their artistic side. Potter and painter "M" Rathsack puts the focus on experiencing creativity and learning skills. Established in 2006, the school offers classes and workshops for preschool, home school, kids ages 5-16 and adults. Year-round camps include work with clay, funky art, fiber art, painting and drawing. The clay studio features pottery wheels, a slab roller, extruder and raku kiln, plus various glazes. The kiln is also available to outside individuals and groups. We also offer batik, tie-dye, papermaking, felting, screen printing, block printing, simple loom weaving and bookmaking. Day and evening open studio hours are available. M also facilitates off-site art projects for scout and church groups. A superb party venue, the school invites adults to bring wine and munchies to the monthly Art and Wine Night and make art!


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An Asheville native, Leah began her career in 1996 with a local management consulting firm. She has extensive experience in the fields of manufacturing, cost accounting and public accounting, working as senior auditor for two prominent local firms.

Mantis Gardens began in 2001 as a one-woman gardening service. Thirteen years later, owner E.V. vonSeldeneck has assembled a talented and knowledgeable crew who enable her company to offer a wide array of services, including landscape design, water features, retaining walls, patios, rain gardens, French drains, pollinator gardens, consultations and long-term garden maintenance. Mantis Gardens is proud to be a living-wage-certified company and the recipient of Asheville GreenWorks’ Environmental Excellence Award. E.V.’s latest inspiration is integrating her own passion for beekeeping with growing public interest in the plight of the honeybee by creating more pollinator-friendly gardenscapes.

61 Elizabeth Place • Asheville, NC 28801 828-582-0016 •

Leah earned a bachelor’s degree at UNCA and a master’s in accounting from Western Carolina University. She went on to become a certified public accountant in 2005. In 2009, Leah founded her own practice, Leah B. Noel CPA PC, which serves established local businesses, nonprofits and business startups with professionalism, proven expertise and frequent client contact, all delivered in a relaxed and casual environment. Leah belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

29-1/2 Page Ave. • Asheville, NC 28801 828-333-4529 •

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• organic mattresses • organic bedding • organic and wooden toys • organics for babies & children • handmade and local products After 20-plus years of nursing and a lifetime of baking and cooking, Ellen Manin started Food for Thought in Arden in 2000, providing Asheville restaurants and businesses with baked goods. Growing by word of mouth, the business expanded quickly to include catering. Her specialties are homemade soups, salads, mom’s meatloaf, chicken salad, scratch-made baked goods, catering, baking and corporate gift baskets, delivery is available. She sold Food for Thought to spend more time with her family, but in 2005, her passion for food and for creating menus and recipes led her to purchase Mosaic Café in Enka. In 2011 she opened in Biltmore Park, creating sandwiches and salads that are sure to please any paton’s palate. She and her staff strive to provide the best customer service, and many people say it’s “like family” at this little local café.

“Thank you, Asheville, for your continued support over the last 6 years!” — Truly, Sarah and Tara

Here at Nest Organics, we proudly offer the Southeast’s largest selection of organic, pure and sustainable products to enhance your home and family. We are deeply committed to the process of moving our culture forward toward conscious lifestyle choices based on the quality and the underlying ethics of the products we consume. Nest Organics brings you new, modern alternatives for your home that provide a perfect blend of function, style and sustainability. Thank you, Asheville, for your steadfast support over the last six years! We look forward to continuing to serve you for years to come.

(828) 258-1901

51 N. Lexington Ave• Asheville w w w. n e s t o r g a n i c s . c o m

Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm • Saturday 8am - 4pm • Sunday 11am - 4pm

1 Town Square Blvd. | Biltmore Park | Asheville | 828-676-2446

New Dawn Midwifery, PC New Dawn Midwifery was established in 1997 in response to community demand for natural, familycentered births with medical help if needed. The midwives attend both home and hospital births (at Mission Hospital, where midwifery is strongly supported). Yes, we do water births at Mission! In either setting, our midwives give personal, individualized care to women and their families. We specialize in natural birth and have welcomed nearly 2,000 babies into these mountains.

Hey, Women: Start Realizing Your Money Dreams! At OnTrack WNC Women’s Financial Empowerment Center, we recognize, celebrate and address women’s unique needs and perspectives around money and credit. Our womencentered counseling and education programs focus on budgeting, saving, credit and housing in ways that support YOUR individualized financial

When a woman decides to have her baby with New Dawn, she knows she has the best of both worlds: traditional midwifery care of women by women, with access to medical care when needed. New Dawn Midwifery — support staff, midwives and our consulting physician, Dr. John Cuellar — are committed to providing excellent care with a loving touch. The midwives also do annual physicals, paps, family planning and primary care for established clients. New Dawn accepts most insurance plans, including Medicaid, and offers a no-obligation “meet New Dawn” evening twice a month for women and their significant others who are considering New Dawn care for pregnancy. Please call to be put on the list as space is limited!

201 Charlotte St. • Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 236-0032 • 32

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goals and plans. Great news: WFEC classes and counseling are offered FREE of charge! Se habla español! WFEC’s Money Buddies program couples classic female strengths — such as valuing connection, encouragement and mutual support — with practical financial information and tools, in a dynamic, interactive, small group environment. Don’t miss the 2013 Women & Money Conference Saturday, Oct. 5, featuring workshops by local experts on more than 20 different financial topics. For more information or a program schedule, call us or visit our website. We want to help YOU rewrite your financial story!

828-255-5166 • Asheville, NC

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At Green Clean 360, we see life as a full circle where what we create is what will come back to us. So as the earth offers us pure, raw ingredients for our needs, we make sure that what we put back is also pure. All of our cleaning products are made in-house using pure essential oils — earth's own gifts, containing proven natural antiseptic, antibacterial and disinfectant properties with no toxicity. A truly clean home is one that is not only safe for your family and pets but also environmentally friendly. You will love the way your home feels and smells after our detailed, top-to-bottom cleaning. Green Clean 360 is a fully insured, living wage-certified business; we not only want to leave you with a beautifully clean home, but with the peace of mind that your home is in good hands. We offer residential, small-office, newconstruction and move-in/move-out service.

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Servicing Asheville & Surrounding Areas

Never in her wildest dreams did Leslie Armstrong imagine she would own a restaurant. She’d never even worked in one and doesn’t consider herself a foodie. But when she tasted chef Jason Sellers’ nondairy chocolate coconut-milk ice cream five years ago, Armstrong knew she had to have constant access to such deliciousness. This singleminded goal eventually led Jason, Leslie and her husband, Alan Berger, to open Plant, their vegan restaurant. In addition to the addictive ice cream, entrees such as hazelnut crusted seitan, wild barbecue with oyster and chanterelle mushrooms, and raw enchiladas have helped make Plant one of Asheville’s most critically acclaimed restaurants. Recent accolades include being voted Best of WNC in seven categories, named one of the country’s top 20 vegetarian and vegan restaurants by Food & Wine magazine, and nominated by VegNews for its Veggie Awards (yet to be announced) in the fancy vegan restaurant category. 165 merrimon avenue • (828) 258-7500 •

POINTS OF LIGHT Crystal and Mineral Gallery

Points of Light opened in 2009 in Asheville. Owner Connie Olson spent more than four years traveling the world, gathering the Crystals and Minerals that fill this amazing gallery — from breathtaking interior-design specimens to spectacular Minerals and hard-to-find Crystals of all shapes and sizes. Connie’s passion is large museum quality Quartz and Amethyst. One of the largest Crystal Galleries in the country, Points of Light offers you beautiful polished spheres, carvings and Crystal points from Brazil. See the beautiful artisan Gemstone Jewelry from around the world. Also serving those in the healing arts, Points of Light offers Crystal bowls, healing tools, and rare stones like Moldavite. Connie has loved Crystals since she was very young and growing up in rural Tennessee. This is the realization of a dream — come share it.

391 Merrimon Ave. • Asheville, NC • 828.257.2626

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I opened VaVaVooom in 2008 as a venue for creative, feminine selfexpression. Women tend to get locked into their roles as students, employees, wives and professionals, forgetting to delight in romance and sexuality. As a home care agency owner, mother of four and Carolina Day School parent, I was great at caregiving but wanted to nourish another aspect of myself and create possibilities for other women. VaVaVooom offers “pretty things” while promoting sexual health and well-being. By providing lovely lingerie, legwear, vintage/upscale resale clothing, boudoir items and wonderful “implements of pleasure,” I encourage women to add variety and playfulness to their personal and intimate lives. The “adult toy” industry is almost completely unregulated as to safety; I sell only the highest quality, body-safe products. Women of any shape, size or age can freely indulge, explore and share their glorious vivaciousness. We also offer instructional classes and have an on-site boudoir photo studio!

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Pot Pie is a refreshingly unique food venture, owned by Laurie Lamb in historic downtown Marshall, offering takeand-bake pot pies, casseroles and soups. Though her initial business plan conservatively anticipated sales of about 100 pies a month, it turns out customers can’t get enough of them, and she is currently selling 300 per week! At the quaint shop, you will find a diverse array of delicious pot pies, ranging from Classic Chicken to Roasted Veggie to Greek Pot Pie, and many more. These pies are what Laurie describes as “comfort in a crust,” and they all evidence her creative culinary sense. Laurie’s products are handmade using local vegetables and meats, fostering strong community while creating a product that’s deeply satisfying and robust with flavor. If you haven’t tried one or her pies, now is the time! Gluten-free options are available upon request, and if you can’t make it to Marshall, please call about our delivery options and our other area markets!

133 S. Main Street • Marshall, NC 28753 (828) 545-0664 •

65 N. Lexington Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 Locally-owned since 2002 Shady Grove aims to create an accessible connection to and appreciation of the natural world’s inherent beauty, believing that community benefits from access to green spaces, quiet reflection and beautiful things. Preserving the natural space tucked within downtown’s urban environment enables us to give all visitors a place where they can be surrounded by flora in a peaceful setting. We offer a broad range of products and services focused on promoting the use of plants, flowers and other natural wonders at the personal level: greening thumbs, purifying air and creating living beauty in our customers’ lives. We also create cohesive floral and botanical landscapes for events, weddings and other gatherings. Each arrangement we make is a personal gesture, relaying messages through the powerful language of flowers and plants. In life, we are often part of emotionally charged and sensitive times such as birth, death, love, marriage, friendship and apologies, and we feel lucky to be able to act as a trusted liaison (or “flora-pist”, as we like to say) for our clients, their friends, families and loved ones. Respect and understanding are the heart and soul of our establishment. Love, thanks, respect, solemnity and joy. Art lives!

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My name is Jennifer Smith, and as the owner and Esthetician of Skin TLC, I am deeply passionate about helping people feel and look their best. There’s so much more to modern esthetics than the spa facial. Learning about cosmetic chemistry, skin anatomy and physiology, and advanced modalities like LED therapy was eye-opening and inspiring for me.

In the winter of 2008, adventure guide Cassandra Styles took on a different kind of challenge. Burnsville’s “sheltered workshop” for adults with developmental disabilities was in need of an overhaul, and Yancey Residential Services thought she was just the woman to do it. Styles, a mixed-media artist, SCAD graduate and accomplished entrepreneur, reinvented the business as a day program nurturing creativity, growth, respect and community inclusion. Participants named the program Shortbus Studio, because after a lifetime of riding small yellow buses, they wanted to make it cool. Styles designed the iconic, fun, memorable logo, which is featured on their greeting card and organic T-shirt lines along with original artwork and quotes from the Shortbus artists. Under Styles’ direction, the program has become a nationally celebrated model for facilitated learning through a variety of art, volunteer, educational and outdoor adventure activities.

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After a decade in the nursing profession, I decided to make the leap into providing wellness and healing not with drugs but through my aesthetics practice, using touch, empathy and knowledge. I’m currently studying and incorporating healing touch and holistic modalities such as acupressure into my facials. I also offer several customized treatments, from relaxing facials to chemical and enzyme peels. The best part of my job is getting to know my clients and creating a special spa experience just for them. I would love to meet you.


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Head chef Suwana Cry has been a restaurateur and chef for many years in many locations. Beginning with the three restaurants she had in Bangkok and continuing through Louisiana and now Asheville, Suwana Cry brings Western North Carolina the authentic Thai flavors, to great acclaim. Her deep love of cuisine, and especially the art of culinary creation, are what led Suwanna to find her true calling as a restaurateur and chef.

When I started The Soapy Dog in 2003, I had no idea how much it would evolve. I was nervous, as I was introducing a new concept to Asheville: a do-it-yourself dogcare facility with full service grooming. Instead of chasing your wet dog around the yard, or holding them down in a tub at home, I invited the community to Soapy Dog. We started out small, and with every new customer, my confidence grew. A decade later, we’re so proud to offer innovative boarding services (No. 1 in this year’s Best of WNC readers’ poll!). The word “innovative” speaks to me, since we really are doing something special for the pups entrusted to our care. Our priority has always been the health and well-being of our visiting furry clients. We create a low-stress environment, using various holistic tools to keep the kennel clean, calm and relaxing. We embrace everybody, from the shy dog to the exuberant puppy! Asheville has been tremendously supportive of our work. Thank you for your commitment to supporting the local economy and small-business owners like me, who couldn’t do it with you. We look forward to seeing you and your pup soon!

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Suwana’s talents are rooted in her ability to fuse high-quality ingredients from various other ethnic cuisines into the warm, smooth and savory flavors of Thailand. A mixture of attention to detail, unparalleled dedication, and a balance of spice and sweet — Suwana’s Thai Orchid will give you a culinary experience unlike any other.

11 Broadway Asheville, NC 28801 • 828-281-8151

Yol Swan Soul Guided Life Purpose & Business Coach Yol Swan is passionate about empowering spirit-led women, Indigo adults and conscious entrepreneurs to discover their creative power and shape a joyful and abundant life in alignment with their soul purpose. She offers her intuitive and healing gifts, plus over 28 years of experience exploring the mind, Vedic and metaphysical sciences, psychology and spirituality, to provide the clarity, direction and support you need to turn your life around and build an empowering, spiritually based business.

Western North Carolina native and longtime restaurateur Traci Taylor has helped transform Asheville into the culinary mecca it is today. Inspired by French cuisine, Taylor opened FIG Bistro in Biltmore Village in 2005 with her husband and business partner. Since then, Taylor’s passion for creating French and New American offerings from fresh ingredients — along with her dedication to exemplary service — has rooted FIG Bistro in the Asheville food scene. “One of my greatest joys is to make people feel welcome, comfortable and at home. Our team makes this happen by consistently crafting delicious food for our community out of what’s in season locally, and we take pride in treating our guests like family. As a WNC native, I feel like it’s my responsibility to exemplify the ideals of Southern hospitality while offering an exceptional culinary experience,” says Taylor.

She can help you discover your blind spots (yes, we all have them) and overturn the mental patterns and beliefs that hold you back and prevent you from knowing what you truly want, so you can experience the emotional and financial freedom you long for, doing what you love and are meant to do. She also provides spiritual healing for Indigo adults, the creative, intuitive and empathic visionaries who’ve always felt like “the ugly duckling” in the world. Visit her website or contact her to learn more about the different services and programs she offers, and start creating a life and business YOU LOVE today!

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Dr. Mickra Hamilton is a certified doctor of audiology and the creative visionary behind Synchronicity Wellness and Source Harmonics PLLC. Her passion is to bring health to humanity through a new paradigm in medicine. Synchronicity’s team optimizes health with a beautiful process that focuses on the body, mind and spirit through functional medicine, hormone optimization, functional nutrition/fitness and stress reduction. Mickra leverages her 25 years of experience with neurophysiology and acoustics to diagnose and treat hearing loss and stress-related dis-ease. Source Harmonics uses Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback combined with customized sound/music to create unique and highly effective stress reduction programs in Synchronicity’s state-of-the-art, 3-D anechoic sound chamber. Join us for a complimentary consult and experience this transformative process today!


The Littlest Birds is a family-owned-andoperated natural baby and children’s boutique located in the heart of West Asheville. More than just a store, The Littlest Birds is a reflection of the Devito family’s personal journey from novice to seasoned parents. Lyndsi Devito’s passion is working with pregnant and new families, and in following that passion, she’s participated in many areas of the childbirth field. For her, the best part of owning the store is sharing in the journey of pregnancy and watching families grow. Lyndsi firmly believes in creating a space, free of judgment, where all parents can come and facilitate their ongoing journeys of family life. In an effort to share her knowledge, Lyndsi teaches regular free classes at The Littlest Birds, including Cloth Diapers 101 and Baby-wearing. Come by and see us in our newly expanded store!


647 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806 •

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“Before I had kids, it never crossed my mind that a woman couldn’t have it all,” says Lobster Trap owner Amy Beard. “Of course I would manage a demanding career, perfectly behaved children, a blissful marriage and a flawless household. “Then I had kids. I felt accomplished if I threw a load of laundry in the washing machine; mothers in business took on a whole new meaning. I look at my general manager in awe. “Kim Murray is a single mom of two boys, ages 3 and 5. She’s responsible for everything that happens at The Lobster Trap. Anything I ask her to do, she’s already thought of. If I send her an email at 1 a.m. she’ll respond at 1:05. Her boys are a joy to be around. Kim is always calm and level-headed. Mothers in business are not mere mortals: These women are members of a super race.”

(828) 350-0505 • 35 Patton Ave. • Asheville, NC 28801 36

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Beth Benischek and Jami Redlinger opened The Middy more than two and a half years ago in a small brick building with brightly colored windows, nestled on the corner of South French Broad and Hilliard avenues. With a combined 20 years in the hair industry, the two chose to merge their visions and open a salon with a strong focus on customer service and quality styling. Beth and Jami take the utmost pride in their work and continue to hone their craft through constant education and study. Using top quality products like Privé, Moroccanoil, DevaCurl, Pureology and Wella, Beth and Jami bring Asheville the best in products and services. Whether it’s a classic bob or something more avant garde and punk rock, The Middy can deliver above and beyond. One thing is certain: Without their wonderful clients, The Middy wouldn’t be the fantastic salon it is today.

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Richelle Papineau moved to Asheville 10 years ago expecting to be a stay-athome mom. But things turned out very differently, and in the worst economy ever, she had to figure out how to support herself and her now 17-year-old daughter, Danielle. So she went back to the profession she’d left after 16 years when she moved here: nail specialist. Back in 1989, it was the job that was supposed to get her through college, but Richelle found that she enjoyed getting up every morning and going to work. Today, nothing has changed except demographics, and she now employs 18 people. Four years ago, after completing the foundations class at Mountain BizWorks and being told that she had a viable business plan, Richelle, bolstered by a lot of praying plus the love and support of family, friends and clients, relocated The Secret Spa & Salon to the historic Belvedere House. There, she’s grown the business from just nails to include hair, massage, facials, makeup, tanning and bridal services. The Secret Spa & Salon carries Bumble and bumble and Aveda hair products, Dermalogica skin care, Jane Iredale cosmetics and Poo-Pourri, plus local products like Essential Journeys soaps and Resplendent Dame and Karen Odgers jewelery. The spa also sells the work of local artists like Douglas Lail and Rhulon Fowler. It’s wonderful to get up every day and love what you do!

The opportunity to roam and wander awaits you: Have an adventure, explore and breathe! Travelling Yogini Yoga Tours is a small, woman-owned business based in Asheville offering guided yoga tours of the city. Founder and CEO Cameron Gunter embodies the spirit of a travelling yogini: passionate about sharing her love of discovery with others through offering the complete journey of yoga and exploration for all travelers! At Travelling Yogini, we believe that personal well-being is the foundation for healthy relationships, effective teams and strong communities, and our business reflects our commitment to sustainability and the go-local philosophy. Come see beautiful downtown Asheville as we help you connect to your body, get outside and enjoy building community. Our tours are suitable for all skill levels.


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The Village Potters collective is a business as unique as the five women and one man it comprises. “More than sharing in this endeavor for our personal gain or another stream of income,” says co-founder Sarah Rolland, “we are committed to each other’s success, nurturing and encouraging one another as individuals, artists and business people.” With more than 120 years of collective experience, The Village Potters are Judi Harwood, Karen Dubois, Catherine

The Village Potters 191 Lyman St., No. 180 Asheville, NC 828-253-2424

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Jarosz, Lori Theriault, Sarah Wells Rolland and Bernie Segal. Their exquisite pottery includes vessels, sculpture, functional and raku. The Village Potters opened in the River Arts District two years ago, houses six professional potters, three showrooms, and a teaching center. “We are experiencing phenomenal success. It’s because of the spirit of the collective and excellence of our work,” says Dubois. Come visit The Village Potters at Riverview Station.

The True Nature Country Fair is a collaborative celebration, bringing talented locals, organizations and businesses together to offer experiential education aimed at raising awareness of sustainable living while working to build a community rooted in ecological resilience. Now in its seventh year, True Nature continues to teach simple wisdoms about natural living and the wholesome pleasures the entire family can enjoy. Always evolving, True Nature went from being an offshoot of the Organic Growers School to becoming its own separate entity, finding homes at Deerfield and in Barnardsville before landing at the lovely Highland Lake Cove in Flat Rock. True Nature’s esprit fort, Karen Vizzina, has her vision set on future growth as well: Next year, look forward to an expanded Sprouts children’s program on Friday and a larger presence for True Nature’s sister event, TEDxKatuah. Join this year’s fun Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Cul tiva ti ng Pu blic Relationship s Asheville is full of strong, amazing women who are helping build the fabric of our communities by leading and supporting innovative businesses and meaningful nonprofits. We are proud to add one of these women, Joanna Baker, to our team as our newest pollinator.

wake your feet. wake your mind. wake your soul.

Woman-owned and run, Pollinate C o l l a b or at i on s c u lt i v at e s pu b l i c relationships, creating meaningful ways to grow your business while nourishing our community hive. We believe in business development through community development. We believe that strong communities support strong businesses and nonprofits. And we believe that your story is worth telling. pol•li•nate: verb [pä-li-nate] — to innovate and collaborate to grow a more sustainable and vibrant community.

We admit it: We’re a bit of a motley crew at Wake. We are runners, clothing designers, minibike dance performers and cellists. We don’t hide our tattoos, and we definitely don’t hide our love of feet. Wake is a Foot Sanctuary that I opened in May after years of talking and planning. I wanted to create a place where guests could come for a bit of respite for their feet. A little hideaway, if only for an hour, to soak your feet, maybe add some massage, and just turn it all off. I am passionate about service to others, and our staff was carefully selected because they embody that spirit as well. You’ll be pampered, your feet will be loved, and you will leave an old friend. I am honored to be doing business in this town of amazing customer service.

Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave, Suite 115 • 828-575-9799 •

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The Water Lily was born of the simple truth that beauty resides in each of us. Beauty is nothing we need to put on, or cover ourselves up with, it is an authentic expression waiting to emerge. The women at The Water Lily have created an atmosphere that relaxes their clients, so they find it easy to be their beautiful selves. Our nontoxic healing products reflect the original meaning behind “cosmetics.” Cosmos was a Greek goddess who brought the knowledge of plants and flowers to nurture health, wellness and beauty for all — not to cover up “defects.” From our organic color to our recently formulated, completely organic and locally made hair-care line, we remain true to that philosophy, striving for total beauty rather than mere appearances.

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Did you know it takes just two hours to make your inner artist sparkle? That’s both the premise and the promise at Asheville’s Wine and Design. Owners Eileen Coltun and Lynn Plotkin Millar provide the encouragement and the talented artistinstructors who guide guests brush stroke by brush stroke, helping them transform a blank canvas into a wall-worthy masterpiece. You bring your creativity and favorite wine or beer; Wine and Design supplies the rest, from cups to canvases. If you need a to-go program for business or social events, Wine and Design on Wheels delivers. The duo’s Paint It Forward program, which supports favorite causes, is perfect for those who like to dabble in the arts while giving back to the community. For the under-21 crowd, Art Buzz Kids offers fun after-school programs and camps to inspire the next generation of artists. To learn more, visit our website.

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Haley Steinhardt is a Reiki master teacher, seeker of the infinite and lover of life. A lifelong empath and intuitive, she is indescribably grateful for the opportunity to help others connect with their own capacity for wellness, deep healing, and transformation. With reasonable class fees, scholarship options for those in need, and a 100 percent donations-only model for Reiki sessions, it is Haley’s goal to make Reiki accessible to all. Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive, complementary healing technique that involves light touch (not massage) and working with the energy field around and within the body. Beyond the physical, it can also help you work with life goals and issues on the mental, emotional or spiritual planes. Ease pain, stress and suffering. Move beyond difficult issues. Embrace your highest self and find your truth. At Blue Mountain Reiki, healing is a way of life, and we’ll help you find your way.

73 Starnes Cove Road • Asheville, NC 28806 828-450-1677 •

The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is eliminating racism and empowering women. One way the YWCA empowers women is through our annual Tribute to Women of Influence awards event. The TWIN award is given to women who are role models in their fields. Our 22nd Annual TWIN Luncheon will be “The YWCA is honored to celebrate Thursday, September 19th, these three tireless leaders,” at the Grand Bohemian says YWCA Executive Director Beth Maczka. Hotel Asheville. This year “The positive impact they each make the YWCA is honoring on our community is truly inspiring.” Leah Karpen, Marjorie Locke, and Jennie Eblen for their work in the community and commitment to the mission and vision of the YWCA. Proceeds from the TWIN go to support YWCA programs that bridge gaps in child care, education, health care, and earning power. For a list of sponsors, visit YWCA of Asheville 185 South French Broad Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 828.254.7206

Green Bamboo is an environmentally conscious company here in Asheville. We sell Tres Bien Laundry Detergent, Sail Away Dish Liquid and Bali Dreaming Hard Surface Cleaner Concentrate. All are biodegradable, healthy for people, animals, plants and aquatic life. They’re currently sold on our website, at the West Village Market (771 Haywood Road), the French Broad Food Co-op (90 Biltmore Ave), and Uncle Junebug’s General Store ( We also offer a residential cleaning service using our products. Our goal is to be the premier supplier of healthy cleaning products for residential, commercial and marine clients. We choose to expand our company while lessening the impact on the environment and providing a healthy, positive place for employees to grow. An important aspect of our company is our Power to the Plants Foundation, through which we give a percentage of each month’s sales to those in need, both in our community and globally.

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Planet Hair isn’t new to Western North Carolina — we have a successful salon in Clyde with dedicated stylists — but we wanted to accommodate our clients who work and live in Asheville. As a salon owner, I am proud to say we have the best hair and skin products for our clients. Our stylists — Lorretta Cox, Erin Murphy, Trey Warner and Chastity Mcelrath — are some of the best artists you can find for hair color and styles, and our amazing new addition, Monica, is offering vegan pedicures and nail art with gel nails. We are dedicated to healthy hair, offering ammonia-free color with botanicals, ammonia-free highlights, Eminence skin products, plus vegan shampoos and body products. We also have a unique clothing and accessories boutique. As a mother, I understand the importance of making healthy products accessible for you and your kids while also caring for the Earth. Come make and appointment with our great team!

1636 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803 828-277-5688 •

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The 6 percent solution Let’s tap tourist dollars to benefit residents

By RogER haRtLEy

North Carolina cities and counties have cut budgets and raised taxes in response to a sputtering economy, reduced federal and state revenues, stagnant property values and new spending mandates. Thanks to our thriving tourism industry, the Great Recession was kinder to Asheville and Buncombe County, yet both local governments have raised property taxes recently to cover capital improvements and meet other needs. About $1.5 billion in tourist dollars flows into our local economy annually, with a total impact of more than $2 billion, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority reports. Hotel revenues alone totaled $195.3 million last year. But Asheville and Buncombe County lag behind their rivals in harnessing those tourist dollars to improve residents’ lives. A complex web of stakeholders and politics inhibits cohesive vision. To keep pace with other destination cities, however, we need to raise the hotel occupancy tax rate and consider additional commonly used revenue options.


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A staggeringly small portion of the sales-tax revenue generated by our flourishing downtown and local tourism actually comes back to us. For every $5 million spent, Asheville receives only about $15,000 in sales-tax revenue. That same $5 million yields about $60,000 for Buncombe County and other local entities like fire districts and schools. Tourism strains city and county infrastructure and requires additional expenditures to attract visitors. Asheville recently committed $2 million for art museum renovations, and some on City Council want to invest more in downtown’s South Slope and River Arts neighborhoods. Absent other revenue sources we’re reduced to trying to build our way to prosperity, which inevitably means more infrastructure costs to get those property and sales revenues up. And money invested in downtown projects isn’t available to support neighborhood services, education, social welfare or work-force housing. The recently announced Eagle Market Place redevelopment will provide affordable housing alongside retail space, but this wouldn’t have happened without significant government involvement and yet more city revenues. Buncombe County’s 4 percent room tax is about average for local governments in the state. But many of those other counties are less urban and aren’t nationally known tourist destinations. Still, Charlotte/Mecklenburg County charges 8 percent; Durham, Blowing Rock and Boone 6 percent; Henderson, Madison and McDowell counties 5 percent. Even in conservative South Carolina, Charleston, a destination city similar to Asheville, has a 6 percent room tax rate and a prepared food tax. Savannah, Ga., is at 6 percent; countless others are higher still. By failing to capture those dollars, we’re missing a major opportunity. North Carolina law currently sets the maximum rate at 6

percent; special legislation allows Mecklenburg County to charge more. Buncombe’s 4 percent goes to the Tourism Development Authority to help attract more tourists, rather than supporting local services. If the law were changed, the additional 2 percent could go to the city, the county, the TDA or all three, helping keep more tourism revenues in the local economy. Meanwhile, state legislators have given several Tar Heel cities and counties a prepared-meals tax, whose proceeds must be used to promote tourism or for cultural projects. A similar tax here could free up money that’s now spent on projects like the art museum or the River Arts District to address other needs. Residents dining out would also pay the tax, but public finance experts say there’s not much else localities can do except raise property taxes or levy business license fees. The politics behind all this are remarkably complex. Past local efforts to raise the hotel tax failed, despite having mostly Democrats in the local legislative delegation and in Raleigh. Now local leaders must work with a largely Republican delegation. Many questions arise. Will the tourism industry support a rate increase? Will our local delegation? Who would get the additional money? How might it be spent? Despite those challenges, I remain an optimist. Other cities and counties have pulled this off; we have great leadership, and the timing is right. Several new hotels are in the works for downtown Asheville, the tourism industry is booming, the River Arts District and South Slope are about to explode, yet local governments are reduced to cutting services and raising property taxes. Additional revenue streams can support tourism while nurturing a diversified economy and improving social equity. Let’s start a communitywide conversation and see where it goes. X Roger Hartley is a professor of political science and public affairs at Western Carolina University.

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Enka campus. An awards ceremony will follow at Homewood. Free. Info: MountAin BizWorks Workshops

A-B tEch sMAll BusinEss cEntEr Unless otherwise noted, classes are free and held at 1465 Sand Hill Road, Suite 1060, Candler. Info:‎ or 398-7950. • TH (9/26), 6-8pm - "Business Formation: Choosing the Right Structure" will cover the different business entities and the advantages and disadvantages to choosing one type over another. Held in Room 2046. • TU (10/1), 6pm-8pm - "Craft Lab Series: Business Planning" will help participants through the process of identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their business. Held in Room 2046. • WE (10/2), 6pm-9pm - A seminar on the basics of selling on eBay will be held on the Asheville campus, Ferguson Building, Room 101. • TH (10/3), 6pm-9pm - "Alternative Investments for Small Business Owners" seminar will provide attendees with alternative investment ideas. Held on the Arden campus, Room 121. AfforDABlE cArE Act Workshop • MO (9/30), 8-10am - A workshop on the Affordable Care Act for small businesses will be held on A-B Tech's Enka campus, Haynes Building. Free; registration required. Info: crAft lAB: pricing your Work • WE (9/25), 5:30-7:30pm - "Craft Lab: Pricing Your Work" will be held at Toe River Arts Council, 269 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine. Info, cost and registration: rbranch@ or 766-1295. gooDWill cArEEr clAssEs Info and registration: 298-9023, ext. 1106. • ONGOING - Classes for those interested in careers in the food and hotel industries. Hands-on training includes American Hotel and Lodging Association certification. $25. • MONDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9amnoon - General Education Diploma classes. Intake process required. • MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 5:308:30pm - English as a second language class. • ONGOING - Entry-level computer classes. • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 1:30-4pm - Classes for those interested in medical office support careers. Fee waived for job seekers.

oPEningS hardcore mamas fitness classes, Stone Bodyworks Studios, 25 Reed St. 808-3566. trader joe’s, 120 Merrimon Ave. 232-5078. whist gift shop, 428-A Haywood Road. 252-5557. Grand opening on Friday, Oct. 4. (Pictured, photo courtesy of Whist) REnovationS and othER changES

153 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 253-2834 or • WE (9/25), 6-9pm - Foundations Business Planning Course will teach participants about the business-planning process. This eight-week session meets Wednesdays. Sliding-scale. Info: or 253-2834, ext. 23. • TU (10/1), 9am-noon - Express Foundations, a fast-paced version of the Foundations curriculum, uses an integrated approach to emphasize the cross-development of financial and marketing elements. Five-week course meets Tuesdays. Sliding scale. Info and registration: or 253-2834. • TH (10/3), 6-8pm - "Healthcare Reform: Are You and Your Business Ready?" Free. Registration required.

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE 675 hour Massage Certification Program Accepting Applications for October 2013 • 828-252-7377

stArting A BEttEr BusinEss • TH (10/3), 10am-noon - "Starting A Better Business" will offer potential entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn the basics of starting a business in the French Borad River Watershed. Held at RiverLink's Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman St. Free; registration required: 251-6025.

Hank’s BBQ is now tiger Bay café, 373 Haywood Road. (Grand opening is Sept. 28) X

ogy service providers will focus on sharing knowledge, developing partnerships and strengthening the local IT industry. Meets at Scully's, 13 W. Walnut St. Free. Info: info@

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Minority EntErprisE DEvElopMEnt WEEk • Through FR (9/27) - Minority Enterprise Development Week will include programs on services for small businesses, budgeting and starting a business. Held on the A-B Tech

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lEADErship AshEvillE lunchEon • TH (9/26), 11am-1:30pm - Leadership Asheville will host a luncheon featuring Heath Shuler, former congressional representative and current employee of Duke Energy Progress. Held at Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave. $35. Info: MEEt thE gEEks • WE (9/25), 5:30pm - Meet the Geeks, a casual meetup for tech pros and business owners seeking qualified technol-

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AniMAls 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. cArolinA Dog rEunion • SU (9/29), 11am-4pm - The Carolina Dog Reunion will celebrate this rare breed of dogs with pet-related activities, including dog weddings. Held at French Broad River Park, Amboy Road. 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: humanealliance.

org or 252-2079. puppyfEst • SA (9/28), 11am-7pm - PuppyFest will feature pet-oriented activities, including contests for the friendliest and feistiest puppy and a casting call for a TV pilot. Held at U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. $10/$5 children 12 and under. Info: st. frAncis DAy BlEssing of thE AniMAls • SU (9/29), 5-6:30pm - The public is invited to bring pets of all kinds to be blessed in a worship service honoring St. Francis. Held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St. Offerings benefit local animal charities. Info:

explore your creativity! Ages 16-Adult. Fridays, 6-8pm, 9/6–11/22. South Side Studios classrooms. $225/semester (3 months) or $80/month. Register online at opEn housE At thE costuME shoppE & BoutiquE collEctivE (pd.) Saturday, September 28, 7pm10pm. Experience Asheville’s most creative minds and hands. Fashion modeling, refreshments, music and surprises. FREE. Featuring: • Maid of Mars • Arteries by Stina • Chapeaux by Simone • Ruby Ware • Dea a Machina • Mtn Folklore • Accentuates Clothing • Ironic Embroidery • Rainbow Black • Littlest Pumpkin Studio • Bird of Paradises • Sertainly Foxy. The Costume Shoppe and Boutique, 32 N. Lexington Ave.

Art friDAy EvEning Art sAlon (pd.) Roots + Wings School of Art and Design. A great way to un-wind and

(pd.) playin’ with clay hoo-rAy! Grovewood Gallery in Asheville October 12 & 13 (2-4pm) ceramic artist lisa gluckin will be offering a twohour clay workshop in her Grovewood

studio for kids ages 10–12. $40. Visit for details & to register. 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 WE (10/23) - Wandering to the Verge, works by self-taught Southern artists. • TH (10/3) through WE (10/23) Works by Spencer Herr. Art At Asu Exhibits take place at Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, unless otherwise noted. Tues.-Thurs. & Sat., 10am-6pm; Fri., noon-8pm. Donations accepted. Info: or 262-7338. • ONGOING - Susan Webb Tregay: Contemporary Art for Adult Children will be on display in the Community Gallery. • ONGOING - Orna Bentor:

Designer Eyewear Trunk Show Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • 3pm-6:30pm Landscapes Within will be on display in the Mayer Gallery. • ONGOING - Men Working: The Contemporary Collection of Allen Thomas, Jr. will be on display in the Main Gallery. • Through SA (10/19) - Beyond the Image: The Paintings of Warren Dennis will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery. Art At BrEvArD collEgE Exhibits are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: art or 884-8188. • Through FR (9/27) - From the Hills to the Mills: The Carolina Piedmont Textile Story, photography by Lawrence Lohr, will be on display in the Sims Art Center. Art At uncA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: • 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. • Through FR (10/4) - The UNCA art faculty exhibition will be on display in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. • TH (9/26), 7pm - Clarissa Sligh will present Reading Dick and Jane with Me, a multicultural examination of the wellknown 20th century textbooks. Held in Highsmith University Union. Free. Info: cesap.unca. edu or 251-6674. Art At Wcu Exhibits on display in the Fine Art Museum, unless otherwise noted. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs., 10am-7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: or 227-3591. • Through FR (11/22) Iron Maidens: Women of Contemporary Cast Iron. AshEvillE ArEA Arts council gAllEry 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: ashevillearts. com or 258-0710. • Through SA (9/28) - Thought Provoking Works, art by six UNCA alumni. 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: ashevilleart. org or 253-3227.

• Through SU (9/29) - PLAY, works from the permanent collection, will be on display in the East Wing. • ONGOING - Lasting Gifts, works by Black Mountain College teachers and students. AshEvillE BookWorks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: or 255-8444. • Through SA (11/30) Printocracy will celebrate contemporary print culture. AshEvillE gAllEry of Art 16 College St. Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 1-4pm. Info: or 251-5796. • Through MO (9/30) - Verity of Genre, oil paintings by Olga Michelson. AurorA stuDio • SA (9/28), 7:30pm - A gala opening for Aurora Studio Summer Sunlight Institute artists will be held at the Vineyard, 717 Haywood Road. Refreshments served. Donations accepted. Info: BEllA vistA Art gAllEry 14 Lodge St. Summer hours: Mon., Wed., & Thurs., 11am4pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 768-0246. • Through MO (9/30) - Works by Nancy Varipapa, Shellie Lewis Dambax, Karen Jacobs and Jane Cartwright. thE BEnDEr gAllEry 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 505-8341. • ONGOING - Upwardly Mobile, works by Eunsuh Choi and Adam Waimon. BlAck MountAin cEntEr for thE Arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 10am5pm. Info: BlackMountainArts. org or 669-0930. • Through FR (9/27) - 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: blackmoun- or 350-8484. • ONGOING - Shaping Craft and Design at Black Mountain College. cAstEll photogrAphy 2-C 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. cEntEr for crAft, crEAtivity AnD DEsign Located at the Kellogg Conference Center, 11 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. Mon.Fri., noon-5pm. Info: or 890-2050. • Through SU (10/20) - Works by Windgate Fellows, curated by Cindi Strauss from the MFA Houston. criMson lAurEl gAllEry 23 Crimson Laurel Way, Bakersville. April-Dec.: Tues.Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. & Mon., noon-5pm. Info: 688-3599 or • ONGOING - 99 Bottles, ceramic bottles by 33 nationally recognized artists.

Join the staff of Champion Eye Center as we welcome Designer Yves Cogan! • Meet the designer, Yves Cogan • • Available only at Champion Eye Center (North Carolina exclusive dealer) • Join us for Wine, hors d’ oeuvres, and Door Prizes

Champion Eye Center is located on 300 Julian Lane (Long Shoals Road near Pomodoros and Fire House Subs)

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Asheville Greek Festival 2013 September 27, 28, & 29 Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Sponsored by:

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

227 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville

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city lights BookstorE Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • Through MO (9/30) - Land of the Crooked Water, works by Joshua Grant. 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. EvEnts At thE turchin cEntEr Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is located at 423 West King St., Boone. Info: 262-3017 or • ONGOING - Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective will be on display in Galleries A and B. folk Art gAME BoArDs • Through TH (10/10) - An exhibit of hand-painted folk art game boards (checkers and tictac-toe) by Francine Menor will be on display at the Canton Public Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Info: or 633-0202.

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hAnDMADE in AMEricA Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: handmadeinamerica. org or 252-0121. • Through FR (10/25) - Works by Tadashi Torii will be on display at Beverly-Hanks, 1 Town Square Blvd., Suite 140. hAyWooD county Arts council Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC's Gallery 86, 86 N. Main St., Waynesville. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: haywoodarts. org or 452-0593. • Through SA (9/28) Contemporary Traditions group show. • WE (10/2) through SA (11/9) - The Master Artists group exhibit. hotEl inDigo 151 Haywood St. Info: or 239-0239. • Through TH (10/31) Photography by Honour Hiers Stewart. MAtthEW zEDlEr • Through TU (12/31) - Works by painter Matthew Zedler will be on display at Salon Blue Ridge, 518 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock. Info: • Additional works by Zedler will be on display at Hendersonville Sports Club, 88 Oak Creek Lane, Hendersonville.

Rally around Natalie what: Live music benefit, to support 3-year-old Natalie Coppel’s leukemia treatments. where: The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. when: Sunday, Sept. 29, 4:30-9:30 p.m. $10 minimum donation. why: In many ways, Natalie Coppel is a typical 3-year-old. She loves Disney movies, playing with toys and spending time with her parents. However, Coppel faces some very adult challenges. On Christmas Eve in 2012, she received a “high risk” diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She faces more than two years


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of chemotherapy, along with all expenses that come with it. The Asheville community will come together to support Coppel’s recovery with a benefit concert featuring local bands, including Amanda Anne Platt and Friends, Skinny Beats Drum Crew and The Moon and You. Activities for kids will be sponsored by Earth Fare, including a photo booth, pretzel necklaces and face painting. The benefit is not just for kids. A wide array of silent auction donations will be up for bid. Prizes include a vacation to Costa Rica, an inflatable kayak and items from local businesses such as Green Sage, The Admiral and the Oyster House. Celebrate Coppel’s “sparkly and spunky spirit” with an evening of music, prizes and community support.

MEtroWinEs • SA (9/28), 5-8pm - An opening reception for New Work from the West Coast will be held at MetroWines, 169 Charlotte St. Info: 575-9525. MicA finE contEMporAry crAft 37 N. Mitchell Ave., Bakersville. Mon. & Sat., 10am-5pm. Sun., noon-5pm. Info: micagallerync. com or 688-6422. • SA (9/28) through SU (11/24) - Works by Margaret Couch Cogswell. • SA (9/28), 5-8pm - Opening reception. our voicE survivor shoW • FR (9/27) through SU (10/13) - Heart Works, Our VOICE's annual art show, will feature works by sexual assault survivors. On display at N.C. Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane. Info: • FR (9/27), 5:30-7pm - Opening reception. push skAtE shop & gAllEry Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri.

& Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • Through TU (10/22) - Paper, a group show curated by Gabriel Shaffer. rurAl lifE MusEuM • ONGOING Interwoven: Coverlets, Ballads and America’s Discovery of Madison County Folklife will be on display at Mars Hill University's Montague Hall. • SA (9/28), 2-5pm - Opening reception. sAtEllitE gAllEry 55 Broadway St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or 305-2225. • Through MO (10/21) - Hoard Reflex, a solo show by Julie Armbruster. silvErspAcE Located in the Asheville Darkroom at the Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St. Info: silverspace. • Through MO (9/30) Luminous Alchemy, analog photography by John Dearing, Aspen Hochhlater, Laurie Schorr and Jane Wiley. 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 (10/28) - Still Life: In or Out of the Box. 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. thE Junction 348 Depot St. Info: or 225-3497. • Through SU (10/13) - Every Day a Little Death, works by Randy Siegel. thE upDrAft finE Art gAllEry 84 Walnut St. Mon. & Thurs., 11am-7pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am9pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Info: • Through MO (10/7) - Nudes: A Sacred Arrangement of Grace and Form. 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: toeriverarts. org. • 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., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • Through FR (10/11) - A collaborative exhibit will feature works by two or more artists. • FR (9/27), 5-9pm - Opening reception. tryon finE Arts cEntEr Located at 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat., 10am-1pm. Info: or 859-8322. • Through SA (9/28) Matchbook cover collage art by Lew Phillips. upstAirs ArtspAcE 49 S. Trade St., Tryon. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 8592828. • SA (9/28), 6pm - Closing reception and auction for the 100 x 100 Canvas Project.

Art/crAft fAirs AshEvillE quilt shoW • FR (9/27) & SA (9/28), 9am5pm; SU (9/29), 10am-4:30pm - The Asheville Quilt Show will feature more than 250 quilts, vendors, a silent auction and quilts for sale. Held at the WNC Ag. Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. $6. Info: 281-3653. MountAin MADE • ONGOING - Mountain Made, 1 Page Ave., Suite 123 in the Grove Arcade, will feature a monthlong celebration of craft with demonstrations by local artists. Free. Info: mtnmade. com. pAris of thE south flEA MArkEt • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 8am-3pm - The Paris of the South Flea Market will feature a "gypsy-style" market including handmade clothes, jewelry, art, food trucks and live music. Held at U.S. 70 at Lytle Cove Road. Free to attend. Info: pArkWAy crAft cEntEr At MosEs conE MAnor • TU (10/1) through TH (10/31) - Woodworking, glass, fiber and

jewelry demonstrations will be offered throughout the month of October at MP 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock. Info and schedule: avl. mx/00r. thE littlE flEA • SATURDAYS, 3-7pm - The Little Flea will feature produce and hand-selected fares and wares behind Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Road. Free to attend. Info: littleflea. org.

AuDitions & cAll to Artists ArtMArt • ONGOING - TC Arts Council seeks artists and crafters for its ArtMart in November. Info: 8842787. cool crAft holiDAy MArkEt • Through MO (9/30) HandMade in America will accept submissions for its Cool Craft Holiday Market through sept. 30. Info: historic BArns photo contEst • Through FR (9/27) - The Appalachian Barn Alliance will accept submissions for its Historic Barns Photo Contest through sept. 27. Info: or 380-9146. lAurEl strings • Through FR (9/27) - Laurel Strings, a string ensemble for youth grades 2-12, will hold auditions by appointment. Info: or (919) 272-1359. MoscoW BAllEt • SU (9/29), 2pm - The Moscow Ballet will hold auditions for its Asheville performance at Center Stage Dance Studio, 38-L Rosscraggon Road. Info: dance-with-us. pArkWAy plAyhousE • SA (9/28), 10am-noon & TU (10/1), 6-8pm - Parkway Playhouse will hold auditions for A Christmas Carol at 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Info: or 682-4285. WritErs' Workshop • Through WE (10/30) - The Writers' Workshop will accept short stories for its fiction contest through oct. 30. Info: or writersw@gmail. com.

• Through SA (11/30) Memoirs of 5,000 words or less will be accepted through nov. 30.

BEnEfits ActivE Aging WEEk soirEE • FR (9/27), 7pm - A Fun(D) Raising Dance Party for Wnc fall prevention coalition will feature live music, food, 60s trivia, dance contest and performances by Runaway Circus. Held at Toy Boat Community Arts Space, 101 Fairview Road. $20. Tickets and info: or 251-7438. BArk for lifE kick-off EvEnt • TH (9/26), 7pm - A kick off event for the American cancer society's Bark for life Walk will feature music, food and a "Ready-Set-Draw: Bark Edition" competition. Held at Bywater, 796 Riverside Drive. $5. Info: BrAnDEnBurg BAroquE BEnEfit • SU (9/29), 4pm "Brandenburg Baroque Benefit," to support pan harmonia, will feature works by J.S. Bach and other Baroque-era composers. Held at a private home in North Asheville. $100. Info: DogA funDrAisEr • SA (9/28), 10am - A "doga" fundraiser invites the public to participate in a yoga class with their dog. Proceeds benefit Brother Wolf Animal rescue. Hosted by Thank Dog Bootcamp at Summit Crossfit, 21 McArthur Lane. $10 suggested donation. Info: EMpty BoWls funDrAisEr • SA (9/28), 5pm - The Council on Aging for Henderson County will host its second annual Empty Bowls event at the Carolina Village Dining Hall, 600 Carolina Village Road. $25 includes a soup and bread dinner and a local, handcrafted bowl. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels. Info: friEnDs of BlAck MountAin liBrAry • TH (9/26), 4:30pm - A benefit for the Black Mountain library will include hors d' oeuvres and a glass of beer or wine. Held at Phil's Bar-B-Que Pit, 701 N.C. Route 9, Black Mountain. $15. Info: ldueker@

BUY ONE ENTREE GET ONE 1/2 OFF grAnting WishEs With thrEE DishEs • Through MO (9/30), 5-6:30pm - Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville will donate a portion of proceeds to MakeA-Wish central and Western north carolina. $30 for three-course dinner. Held at 11 Boston Way. Info and reservations: bohemianhotelasheville. com or 505-2949. hEllBilly hootEnAnny • SA (9/28), 1pm-midnight - The Hellbilly Hootenanny will feature pin-up and tattoo competitions, a car and bike show and an auction to benefit pin-ups for pit-Bulls. Held at Highland Brewing Company and Troy and Sons Distillery, 12 Old Charlotte Highway. $20. Info:

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Justin hinEs BEnEfit concErt • MO (9/30), 7pm - The Justin Hines Benefit Concert, to support Wnc group homes and Mountain housing opportunities, will be held at Crowne Plaza Expo Center, 1 Resort Drive. $20/$10 children. Info: 254-4030. 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 pAint thE ByWAtEr pink • SU (9/29), 1-6pm - Paint the Bywater Pink, to benefit strides Against Breast cancer, Asheville, will feature entertainment by Steve Weams and The Caribbean Cowboys and The River Rats, as well as auctions and local art. Held at The Bywater, 796 Riverside Drive. $5 Bywater membership fee. Info: or 318-4423. 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 thoMAs WolfE MEMoriAl Located at 52 N. Market St. Info: or 253-8304. • TH (10/3), 6pm - "Wolfe’s

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crAft lABs Info and cost: • WE (10/2), 5:30-7:30pm "Wholesale Versus Retail" will be held at Energy Xchange Campus, 66 Energy Xchange Drive, Burnsville. hEnDErsonvillE WisE WoMEn's Discussion group • WE (10/2), 1:30-3:30pm - The Hendersonville Wise Women's Discussion Group seeks 15 mature women to pursue intellectual stimulation, companionship and support. Topics may include grace, humor, guilt and joy. Held at a private home in Hendersonville. Info and directions: or 693-1523.

facuLty SPotLight: Instructors from Brevard College’s music department will perform a faculty showcase in the college’s Porter Center on Saturday, Sept. 28 (pg. 47).

Women: His Need to Connect with Women of Wisdom and Strength,” a fundraiser for the thomas Wolfe Memorial, will feature a full course dinner and drama in the Renaissance Hotel’s ‘Writer’s Bistro.’ Open house at the Old Kentucky Home to follow dinner. Call for reservations.

clAssEs, MEEtings & EvEnts 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@


stuDio zAhiyA, DoWntoWn DAncE clAssEs (pd.) Monday 7pm •  Bellydance 1 Tuesday 9am Hip Hop Workout   • 7pm West African Drumming  • 8pm West African Dance  • Wednesday 7:30 Bellydance 2 • Thursday 9am Bellydance Workout • 7pm Bollywood  • 8pm Hip Hop   • $13 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. www. 828.242.7595 EspEciAlly for WoMEn nEW to AshEvillE (pd.) Join Asheville Newcomers to meet other women new to the area. Discover friendships, fun and fabulous finds. Get connected at pottEry AnD sculpturE clAssEs At oDyssEy clAyWorks stArting octoBEr 21 (pd.) We offer wheel throwing and handbuilding classes and workshops for all levels. Located in River Arts District. Call (828) 285-0210 or please see our website for more information: odysseyceramicarts. com trADitionAl ArchEry lEssons (pd.) • Women's Wilderness Empowerment Groups • Katniss Teen Class 4-7pm first/third Thursday • Girl's Wednesday 3:45pm • Women's Wednesday, 5:30pm • Men/Women-14 and

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up Monday 5:30pm • Family Sunday: 3pm • Mothers/ Daughters Sunday: 5pm • Open House Free September 26, 5-7pm • Pre-Registration only. West Asheville. (828) 257-2707. AshEvillE urBAn lAnDscApE proJEct • TUESDAYS through (10/22), 9:30pm - The Western North Carolina Plein Air Painters (WNCPAP) will host a five-week series of paintouts beginning at the Basilica of St. Lawrence, 97 Haywood St., Asheville. Bring paints and brushes. Free. Info: BuilDing BriDgEs of AshEvillE • TUESDAYS, 7-9pm - Building Bridges of Asheville will feature speakers and films on topics relating to race relations. Held at First Congregational Church UCC, 20 Oak St. $30 with discounts for public school teachers. Info and registration: or 777-4585. EMBroiDErErs' guilD of AMEricA • TH (10/3), 9:30am-noon The monthly meeting of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will be held at Cummings United Methodist Church, 3 Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe. Info and cost: 696-3829. hAnDMADE in AMEricA

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: or ohlins usA cirkus of spEED • SA (9/28), 10am-3pm - The Ohlins USA Cirkus of Speed will feature motorcycle races and precision riding. Held at Ohlins USA, 703-C South Grove St. Free. Info: ohlinsusa. com. sMith McDoWEll housE history cEntEr Located on the A-B Tech campus, 283 Victoria Road. Info: • ONGOING - Douglas Ellington: Asheville's Boomtown Architect exhibit. uncA opEn housE • SA (9/28), 8:30am-1:15pm UNCA will host an open house for prospective students. Info and registration: admissions/visit or 251-6481.  WAynEsvillE skAtE pArk riBBon cutting cErEMony • FR (9/27), 4pm - A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Waynesville Skate Park will be held at 550 Vance St., Waynesville. Free. Info: or 456-2030. youth outright • SU (9/29), 4-6pm - Youth OUTright invites LGBTQ youth and their allies to make posters in advance of Blue Ridge Pride. Held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. Free. Info:

coMEDy DisclAiMEr coMEDy • FRIDAYS, 8-9:30pm Disclaimer Comedy presents weekly stand-up at Elaine's Piano Bar in the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. Free. Info: DisclAiMEr stAnD-up opEn Mic • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm - Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge open mic is held at the Dirty South Lounge, 41 N. Lexington Ave. Free. thE MEtro shoW • FRIDAYS, 7-8pm - Disclaimer Comedy and Metro Wines present a headlining comedian and featured wine at 169 Charlotte St. $10 includes ticket and a glass of wine. Info: or 828273-5348.

DAncE BEginnEr sWing DAncing lEssons (pd.) 4 week series starts first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $12/week per person. • No partner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www.swingAsheville. com BlAck MountAin cEntEr for thE Arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-0930. • SATURDAYS - Ballet classes for children with Casey Littlejohn. $35 per month. Call for schedule. 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: linE DAncing clAss • TUESDAYS, 6:30-8:45pm - A line dancing class will be held at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway. $40/$36 members. Info: or 692-0575. nAi ni chEn DAncE coMpAny • WE (10/2), 7:30pm - The Nai Ni Chen Dance Company will present Song of the Phoenix in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts

Center. $10/$5 students. Info:

Eco AshEvillE grEEn Drinks • WEDNESDAYS - Socializing begins at 5:30pm, followed by a presentation on environmental issues at 6pm. Held at the Green Sage Cafe, 5 Broadway St. Free. Info: 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: or 2588737.

fEstivAls Art on thE islAnD Arts fEstivAl • SA (9/28), 10am-5pm - The Art on the Island arts festival will feature arts and crafts and family-friendly activities. Held on Blannahassett Island, Marshall. Free. Info: avl. mx/00c. MountAin hEritAgE DAy • SA (9/28), 10am-5pm Mountain Heritage Day will feature a 5k, costume contest, home-canned goods contest, chainsaw competition and more. Held throughout the WCU campus. Free to attend; $25 for 5k. Info: olD tiMEy fAll fEstivAl • SA (9/28), 10am-4pm - The Old Timey Fall Festival will feature music, dance, games, vendors and crafts at Burnsville Town Square. Free. Info:

fooD & BEEr MontforD fArMErs MArkEt BEEr AnD BrEAD BAsh • WE (9/25), 2-6pm - The Montford Farmers Market will celebrate "all things yeasty" with featured local bakers and brewers. Held at 36 Montford Ave. Free to attend. Info: montfordfarmersmarket@ MountAin WinE AnD Music fEstivAl • SA (9/28), 11am-5pm - The Mountain Wine and Music

Festival will feature wine and cider-tastings, music and an after party. Held at Mountain Inn and Suites, 755 Upward Road, Flat Rock. $30/$10 designated drivers. Info: or

kiDs 50% OFF • PARENT/CHILD CLASS • REGISTER NOW (pd.) For children ages 4-9 months, begins August 20. Call 667-9588 or check us out online: for details. the little gym. tEEn coMMunity DEsign lAB (pd.) At Roots + Wings School of Art and Design. Exploring issues in our community through art, design, film and more! Grades 6-9. Mondays, 4-5:30pm, 9/9-11/25. South Side Studios classrooms. $195/ semester (3 months) or $70/ month. Register online at kiDs yogA At hAppy BoDy (pd.) Tuesdays 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Fun games, music, and relaxation time to build strength, improve flexibility, teach awareness. 4 week series class starts 9/1, $49, Registration required, 277-5741, www. Asu turchin cEntEr Workshops Info and registration: workshops. • FRIDAYS, 3-4:30pm - Blazing Easels kids' workshop will be held in the Turchin Center. $20 per month. connEct • Through MO (11/11) - St. Gerard House's 10-week Connect program invites elementary, middle and high school students to learn about how thoughts, actions and reactions affect social situations. Held at 620 Oakland St., Hendersonville. $18 per week. Info and registration: or 693-4223. 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 (9/25), 10:30-11:30am - Alphabet-mania invites chil-

dren to make their name with stamps. • TH (9/26), 10:30-11:30pm The Fall Flower Festival invites children to make flowers with paintings from the art area. kiDs’ Art contEst • Through MO (9/30) - The Fairview Library will accept submissions for its kids' portrait contest through sept. 30. Hand deliver to the library, 1 Taylor Road. Info: 250-6485. oAklEy fArMErs MArkEt storytiME • THURSDAYS through (10/3), 4:30pm - The Oakley Farmers Market will present storytime for children with crafts relating to food. See tailgate market listings for info.

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 BrAss trAnsit • SU (9/29), 5pm - Brass Transit (rock 'n' roll) will perform in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts Center. $20/$15 WCU faculty and staff/$5 students and children. Info: bardoartscenter. or 227-2479. chArliE MosBrook • FR (9/27), 7pm - Charlie Mosbrook (folk) will perform at All Souls Pizza, 175 Clingman Ave. Free. Info: crystAl chicks concErt • WE (9/25), 7pm - "Faerie" Elaine Silver and KateBeloved's performance will include singing, guitar, crystal singing bowls, channeled angel messages and kirtan chants. Held at Unity Mills River, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Suggested offering $10$20. Info: (407) 718-1087. hEArts gonE south • TH (9/26), 7:30pm - Hearts Gone South will perform at Zia Taqueria, 521 Haywood Road. Free. Info: ZiaTaqueriaAsheville. kArAokE At plAyErs • WEDNESDAYS, 8pm; FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, 9pm - Players Cigar Bar, 170

Rosscraggon Road, hosts weekly karaoke. Info: 6760588. lovE sings out • TU (10/1), noon - "Love Sings Out" concert will feature music by Matthew Curry. Held at Haywood Community College. Free. Info: Music At BrEvArD collEgE Events take place in the Porter Center for the Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 884-8211. • TH (9/26), 7:30pm - The Brevard College wind ensemble will perform Where Did You Go This Summer? Free. • SA (9/28), 7:30pm - Brevard College faculty will perform in the college’s Porter Center. Free. Music in thE MountAins folk fEstivAl • SA (9/28), 5:30pm - The Toe River Arts Council's folk festival will be held at the Burnsville Town Center, 6 S. Main St., featuring Bobby McMillon, Phil and Gaye Johnson, Don Pedi, the ETSU Bluegrass Band, Ira Bernstein and Dylan Moody. $12/$14. Info: or 682-7215.

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shohEi toyoDA • WE (9/25), 7pm - Japanese guitarist Shohei Toyoda will perform at Peterson Amphitheater in the Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Free. Info: marianne@ song o' sky chorus opEn housE • TU (10/1), 6;45pm - Song O' Sky Chorus (Sweet Adelines International) invites all women who enjoy singing to an open house at Covenant Community Church, 11 Rocket Drive. Info: or (866) 8249547. thE AccoMplicEs • FR (9/27), 7pm - The Accomplices (blues-grass) will perform at Spring Creek Tavern, 145 Bridge St., Hot Springs. Info: TheSpringCreekTavern. Wcu troMBonE concErt • TU (10/1), 7:30pm - WCU will host a trombone concert with faculty member Dan Cherry in the university's Coulter Building. Free. Info: 227-7242.

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are free unless otherwise noted. • TH (9/26), 7pm - Music folklorist Brendan Greaves will speak in the Mountain Heritage Center. Info: wcu. edu/mhc.

sEniors BAlAncE for lifE DAy • WE (9/25), 9:30am-1pm - This Active Aging Week event will include balance talks, screenings, counseling with a physical therapist and a balance-related health fair. Registration required and lunch provided. CarePartners, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: 274-9567, ext. 8379 or lchase@

maStER of aRtS: Works by second generation furniture designer Desmond Suarez are just a few of the fine crafts featured in Haywood County Arts Council’s The Master Artists group exhibit. It will be on display at Gallery 86 in Waynesville beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2, with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 3 (pg. 44).

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. BluE riDgE pArkWAy hikE • FR (9/27), 10am - A Blue Ridge Parkway hike will include a moderate 2.5-mile trek to the Sam Knob summit. Meets at Black Balsam parking area, south of MP 420. Info and directions: 298-5330, ext. 304. crADlE of forEstry EvEnts Open daily, 9am-5pm. Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: Info: or 877-3130. • SA (9/28), 9:30am-1pm - The Cradle of Forestry will celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to exhibits, historic trails and guided walks. The community is invited to help with biodiversity gardening and other service projects. lAkE JAMEs stAtE pArk 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • MO (9/30), 4:30pm - A pro-


gram on aquatic animals will meet at the Holly Discovery Trail.

pArEnting AshEvillE coMMunity yogA cEntEr Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: ashevillecommunityyoga. com. • WEDNESDAYS through (9/25), 6-7:30pm - A prenatal yoga series for pregnant women will focus on pregnancyspecific asanas, pranayama and meditations. $40. intErnEt sAfEty Worshop • TH (9/26), 6pm - Parents and caregivers are invited to attend a workshop on helping children make safe choices while using the internet. Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Free. Info: 648-2924.

puBlic lEcturEs intErviEWs With innovAtors • FR (9/27), noon - "Interviews with Innovators" lecture series will feature Chris Sparks, coowner of Sparking Design. Held at A-B Tech, Rhododendron 351. Free. Info: puBlic lEcturEs & EvEnts

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At uncA Events are free unless otherwise noted. Info: • TH (9/26), 7:30pm - “X Marks the Spot: the Archaeology of Piracy.” Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. • FR (9/27), 11:25am "Imperialism in the United States Popular Culture and Politics." Lipinsky Auditorium. --- 11:25am - "Women and Inequality." Humanities Lecture Hall. --- 11:30am - “A Half Century of Medicine.” Reuter Center. --- 7pm - "Home Fried Tales" storytelling. Reuter Center, Room 202A. • SU (9/29), 3pm - "Wilma Dykeman as Journalist." Reuter Center, Manheimer Room. • MO (9/30), 11:25am "Heroic and Archaic Greece." Humanities Lecture Hall. --11:25am - "Medieval India." Lipinsky Auditorium. --- 2pm - “Protect Against Frauds and Scams.” Reuter Center, Room 120A. puBlic lEcturEs At MArs hill univErsity Lectures are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: • MO (9/30), 7pm - The "Let’s Save America" lecture series will feature business consultant John L. Boyle. Held in Broyhill Chapel. puBlic lEcturEs At Wcu Lectures, readings and events at Western Carolina University

EAting hEAlthy on A BuDgEt • TH (9/26), noon-3:30pm - An Active Aging Week event will feature an onsite tailgate market until 1:30pm and a cooking demo with chef Michael Gentry at 2pm. Held at Vanderbilt Apartments, 75 Haywood St. Free. Info: 2538024 or Wnc AlliAncE for rEtirED AMEricAns • 3rd TUESDAYS, 10am - The WNC Alliance for Retired Americans meets at Kenilworth Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 123 Kenilworth Road. Free. Info:

spirituAlity opEn hEArt MEDitAtion (pd.) Experience easy, wonderful practices that open your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Love offering. 7pm, Tuesdays, 5 Covington St. 296-0017 or 367-6954 Astro-counsEling (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer uses your chart when counseling for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions. Readings also available. Christy Gunther, MA, LPC. (828) 2583229. 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. • 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5:00-6:15. frEE MEDicAl intuitivE (pd.) Ethical high frequency beneficial health information. Medical school graduate with alternative emphasis. Call (828) 645-0235. fEArlEss lifE: trAnsforMing fEArs, finDing confiDEncE (pd.) Identify and remove the real source of fear, with American Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Nyema. Saturday, September 28, 10am-1pm. AB Tech Asheville Campus, 340 Victoria Rd., Rhododendron Bldg., Room 351. $20/$15 students/seniors. Info: MinDfulnEss MEDitAtion clAss (pd.) Explore the miracle of healing into life through deepened stillness and presence. With consciousness teacher and columnist Bill Walz. Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm: Meditation class with lesson and discussions in contemporary Zen living. Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Ave. (off Merrimon). Donation. Info: 258-3241. WEEkly circlE W/ EArth grEEn MEDicinE loDgE (pd.) 6 PM THURSDAYSWorking with divination and purification rituals, we gather wisdom of the ancestors to be in right relations and advance the collective dream. (828)2840975 or mayanrecordkeeper@ light lAnguAgE clAss lEvEls 1 AnD 2 W/EArth grEEn MEDicinE loDgE (pd.) NOV 9 & 10-Work with sacred geometric shapes and dimensional colors; learn writing grids for healing with Light Language—an effective transformational tool to share with clients, friends and family. Level 1: $65. Level 2: $275. (828)284-0974 or ElDEr circlE of lifE W/ EArth grEEn MEDicinE loDgE (pd.) 6 PM WEDNESDAY, 9/25, Crystal Visions Bookstore, 5426 AVL Hwy., Hendersonville- This elder circle is open to all traditions and anyone w/special knowledge or training to share: songs, life stories, traditions, tools. (828)284-0974 or lEArn MEDitAtion for

EvEryDAy lifE (pd.) This new Way of Shambhala course provides the tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Experienced and beginner meditators welcome. $85, October 2-30, Wednesdays, 7-9pm, Shambhala Meditation Center. Information/Registration: frEE introDuction to insight or MinDfulnEss MEDitAtion. (pd.) 2nd and 4th Thursday. 7pm. Asheville Insight Meditation, Suite 200, 29 Ravenscroft Dr, (828) 808-4444, "AshEvillE insight MEDitAtion (pd.) Practice Mindfulness Meditation (aka Vipassana or Insight Meditation) with a supportive group. Group sessions: Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm. Sundays, 10am-11:30pm. 29 Ravenscroft Dr., Suite 200, Asheville. (828) 808-4444,www." "rAMp up your MEDitAtion prActicE (pd.) "ramp up your meditation practice with AIM’s Meditation’s Classes: Mindfulness 101 - Basics of Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness 102 - More advanced, intermediate class. Class dates and times: www. events, (828) 808-4444" finD your pAth WORkSHOP • THIS tuEsDAy (pd.) October 1, 6:30-9pm, Mojo Co-Working at 60 N. Market St. $25. In this workshop you will discover how to uncover and shift hidden thoughts and beliefs that hold you back from doing your best work in the world. Then you will learn concrete practices and tools to tune into your own intuition and vision. Preregister at www.lisadugdale. com or 734-660-5788. cArolinA BAptist AssociAtion WoMEn's confErEncE • FR (9/27), 6-9pm & SA (9/28), 8:30am-12:30pm - The Carolina Baptist Association Women's Conference will feature Kimberly Sowell of Kingdom Heart Ministries. Held at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, 1455 Gilliam Road, Hendersonville. $30 includes materials and lunch. Info: or 693-4274.

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: first congrEgAtionAl church in hEnDErsonvillE Fifth Avenue West at White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Info: 692-8630 or • SUNDAYS until (9/29), 9:15am - Adult forum: A three-part series on the MyersBriggs Type Indicator. grAcE luthErAn church 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-4890. • WEDNESDAYS, 4:45-5:30pm - OASIS will include choral and instrumental rehearsals, adult Bible study and youth activities, followed by a faith and fine arts event from 5:307:30pm. • WEDNESDAYS through (10/23), 5:45-7pm - Adult Bible study. grEAt trEE zEn tEMplE Daily, weekly and monthly retreats and zazen practice and study. Info: greattreetemple. org or 645-2085. • TUESDAYS, 3:30 pm Meditation, readings and discussion with Rev. Teijo Munnich. 679 Lower Flat Creek Road, Alexander. light cEntEr 2196 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6845. • TH (9/26), 7:15pm - Jangama Dhyana Satsang with Isham will include a meditation practice followed by Kirtan and discussion. • 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: sunDAy in thE pArk • SU (9/29), 10:30am-3:30pm MCC-Sacred Journey's annual worship service and picnic will be held at Harmon Field in Tryon. No service at the church on this day. Info: or 693-9110.

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. urBAn DhArMA 29 Page Ave. See website for temple and gallery hours. Weekly programs are free with $5-$10 suggested donation. Info: or 225-6422. • SUNDAYS through (10/6), 2-4pm - "Six Sessions on Nothing: Contemplating the Heart Sutra," a six-week program focused on The Heart Sutra, a central text to Mahayana Buddhism. Presented by Dorlob Dr. Lye. WE connEct • SUNDAYS, 6:30pm - An open forum to discuss the meaning of life, God, Jesus, faith, etc. All are welcome. Info and location: 575-3231.

spokEn & WrittEn WorD AshEvillE city poEts • WEDNESDAYS until (9/25), 9pm - Vanuatu Kava Bar open mic, open to musicians, poets, spoken word, jugglers, contortionists, etc. Held at 15 Eagle St. Hosted by Caleb Beissert. Free. Info: Asheville-City-Poets. • SA (9/28), 7pm - An open public reading of original works will be held at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St. BluE riDgE Books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. All programs free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 456-6000. • TU (10/1), 6pm - Sharyn McCrumb will present her book King's Mountain: A Ballad Novel. BuncoMBE county puBlic liBrAriEs liBrAry ABBrEviAtions - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n pM = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n Wv = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • FR (9/27), 4-5:30pm - Teen Awesome Group for ages 11-17. Wv

• SA (9/28), 11am "Affrilachian" storyteller Lyn Ford. Wv --- 3pm - Additional performance by Ford. pM city lights BookstorE Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • FR (9/27), 6:30pm - An evening of Appalachian poetry and music. • SA (9/28), 6:30pm - Sharyn McCrumb will present her novel King’s Mountain. 1/2 Price Hot Saki & Domestic Beer on Saturdays and Sundays (exp. 11/30/13)

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hAyWooD liBrAry Book cluB • TH (10/3), 4-6pm - Book club: Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Info: 456-4487. holDing DoWn thE hoMEfront • SU (9/29), 3-5pm - "Holding Down the Homefront: Shortages, Submarines, Saboteurs and War Bonds" will be presented by humorists, historians and storytellers at Fletcher Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher. Free; donations accepted. Info: MAlAprop's BookstorE AnD cAfE 55 Haywood St. Info: or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (9/25), 7pm - P. Gregg Blanton will present his book Mind Over Marriage: Transforming Your Relationship Using Centering Prayer and Neuroscience. • TH (9/26), 7pm - V. E. Schwab will present her novel Vicious. • FR (9/27), 7pm - Robert Inman will present his book The Governor's Lady. • SA (9/28), 1pm - Read 2 Succeed. --- 7pm - Ann Hite and Karen Spears Zacharias will present their recent books. --- 7pm - "The Politics of Food" book club: The Future of Life by E. O. Wilson. • SU (9/29), 3pm - Sharyn McCrumb will present her novel King's Mountain. • TU (10/1), 7pm - Bill Penley will present his novel A Smoky Mountain Odyssey. • WE (10/2), 7pm - Tyler Caps will present his book Cooking Comically. • TH (10/3), 7pm - Rick McDaniel will present his book Asheville Food: A History of High Country Cuisine. uncA fAculty rEADing • TH (9/26), 12:20pm - UNCA literature department faculty


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MAyors’ cup rAft rAcE • SU (9/29), 3:30pm - The Mayors’ Cup raft race will feature elected officials from Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties. The public is encouraged to cheer them on at French Broad River Park, Amboy Road. Free to attend. Info: 251-6622. tAils AnD trAils • SA (9/28), 9:30am - The Tails and Trails 5k walk/run will depart from Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle, Candler. $20/$10 children 12 and under. Info:


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A Heart With Wings retreat what: Dances of Universal Peace, Dhikr and other Sufi practices with Murshida Halima Sussman and Murshid Abraham, both senior teachers at the Sufi Ruhaniat International. when: Dances: Friday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., $15; Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $55; Dhikr: Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m., $10 where: Jubilee! Community Church, 46 Wall St., Asheville why: Samuel L. Lewis — Sufi teacher, 20th-century mystic and founder of Sufi Ruhaniat International — originally created Dances of Universal Peace as a

will present their works in the university's Karpen Hall. Free. Info: or 251-6411.

sports AshEvillE WAtEr polo cluB • SUNDAYS, 1pm - Male and female players of all ages and


body of 50 dances, developed as a method to promote peace through the arts. Since his passing in 1971, the collection has grown to more than 500 dances, set to scriptures and sacred phrases from the world’s spiritual traditions to music. Of the dances, Lewis says: “I believe we can learn through exaltation, through ecstasy, through joy and through love. A lot of people go and speak out against ecstasy and they don’t know what it is. A lot of people speak for it, and they don’t know what it is. So I find love should produce a certain kind of ecstasy and ecstasy a certain kind of love.” For more information, contact

experience levels are invited to join the Asheville Water Polo Club. Meets at the Downtown YMCA, 30 Woodfin St. Info: BuncoMBE ADult DoDgEBAll lEAguE • Through TU (12/17) Registration for Buncombe County's adult dodgeball league will be open through Dec. 17. $40 per player. Info:

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jay.nelson@buncombecounty. org or 250-4269. EvEnts At rEi Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: or 687-0918. • WE (9/25), 6-8pm - A handson class on bike maintenance will focus on disc brake systems. $40/$20 members. Registration required.

AshEvillE coMMunity thEAtrE Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: ashevilletheatre. org or 254-1320. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/13) - Annie Get Your Gun, a musical about Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25/$22 seniors and students/$15 children. BrEvArD collEgE thEAtrE proDuctions Held in the Porter Center for Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. Info: • TH (10/3) through SU (10/6) Elephant's Graveyard, the story of a circus elephant that kills her keeper. Thurs.-Sat., 7pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $5. BrEvArD littlE thEAtrE Located in the American Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard. Info: Reservations: 884-2587. • Through (9/29) - The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, the story of a man "desperate to sample the sexual revolution before it's too late." $14/$10. See website for days and times. cirquE zuMA zuMA • TH (9/26), 8pm - Cirque Zuma Zuma will present African acrobatics in ASU's Schaefer Center. $20/$10 students. Info: or flAt rock plAyhousE Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/6) - Cats, the musical. Performed at the downtown location. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Thurs., Sat., Sun., 2pm. $35 with discounts for seniors, students and military.

foothills coMMunity thEAtrE • FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS until (9/29) - Foothills Community Theatre presents You Can't Get There From Here, a light-hearted comedy set in a small southern town. Held at Greenlee Theatre at McDowell Arts Council, 50 South Main St., Marion. 7:30pm. Info: 828-659PLAY. pArkWAy plAyhousE 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Info: or 682-4285. • THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS until (10/5) - Sherlock Holmes Returns or the Case of the Bloody Heart, an original worl by local playwright Jeff Douglas Messer. 7:30pm. $12-$20, with discounts for students, military and seniors. thEAtEr At uncA Performances take place in Lipinsky Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. • MO (9/30), 8pm - Lot o’ Shakespeare, a one-man performance with Timothy Mooney, will feature 38 monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Held in the Humanities Lecture Hall. Free. thEAtEr At Wcu Performances take place at the Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, unless otherwise noted. Tickets and info: bardoartscenter. or 227-2479. • Through SA (9/28) - Next to Normal, a rock musical about a suburban mother with bipolar disorder. Held in Hoey Auditorium. 7:30pm. $20/$15 faculty and staff/$10 students.

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. Info:, SuccessEquation or 768-2072. 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. • TH (9/26), 6-8pm - 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. plAy AnD lEArn for prEschoolErs AnD pArEnts • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS until (10/31), 9am - An eight-week series of pre-literacy classes for parents, caregivers and children ages 3-5 from Buncombe County. Free. Info, location and registration: 350-2904 or marna.holland@ succEss EquAtion fAith suMMit • WE (9/25), 5-7:30pm - The Success Equation Faith Summit invites communities of faith to explore the impacts of child poverty. Held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St. Free; dinner provided. Info: 259-9717.

voluntEEring AMEricAn cAncEr sociEty • WEEKDAYS, 9am-1pm - The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to provide information to cancer patients and their families. Orientation and screening required. Info: (800) 227-2345. • The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatments in Buncombe County. Must have valid driver's license, car and insurance. Info: (800) 227-2345. 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: jay@ 350-6135. 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 singleparent homes with adult mentors. Info: or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks

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persons to mentor one hour per week in schools and afterschool 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: sept. 25, oct. 9 and oct. 23 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. • TH (9/26), 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. • TH (9/26), 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. intErfAith AssistAncE Ministry • Interfaith Assistance Ministry offers emergency assistance to Henderson County residents in financial crisis. Four-hour volunteer shifts available as well as substitute opportunities. Info: or 697-7029. litErAcy council of BuncoMBE county Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info:, volunteers@ 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. nAtionAl puBlic lAnDs

DAy sErvicE proJEct • SA (9/28), 9am-1pm - A National Public Lands Day service project will focus on clearing a future trail in DuPont State Forest. Must be at least 12 years old. Registration required. Info and location: avl. mx/00a.



opportunity housE • Opportunity House seeks volunteers for its thrift shop and front desk. Info: 692-0575. 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 and 6-9pm. Info: or 251-0595. 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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Buncombe County Commissioners recently sought to find a better balance between environmental protection and private property rights, unanimously approving an update to their land use plan.

Local brewery, coffee roaster team up to produce delicious, intoxicating super-laxative UNCA offers free student entry to screening of “Harold and Maude” if accompanied by old local woman House votes to end food stamps for 3.8 million Wants to serve with side dish of unaffordable health care New information identifies cause of death for ‘Into the Wild’ subject Chris McCandless After ingesting toxic wild potato seeds, he was crushed by vengeful invisible hand of marketplace for rejecting capitalism Asheville Disclaimer is parody/satire Contact:

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Updates to Buncombe County land use plan

• Landowners can chase tree-hugging do-gooders, but only to 50 feet past their property line.

is encouraged in the “Separated, We Rise” clause.

• Clarifying requirements for “intentional community models” such as requiring any nine people living beneath the same roof to have no more than Areas on map highlighted in 30 part-time jobs beyellow (property owned by • Affordable housing out-of-state landowners) will no tween them. Addishall be made avail- longer be acceptable areas to tionally, a 5:1 ratio of ransack 9 months a year. able to all land-use dogs to couchsurfers planners as a useful phrase to describe is recommended. something that does not and will not • Adjusting policies to be in better exist in this county. alignment with requirements of the • The county shall allow more flexibility in determining the appropriate Americans with Disabilities Act (aka height of new buildings depending on the High-rise Wheelchair Zipline Act). how high a developer wants to build • Allowing for collocation of wireless that building. telecommunication antennas at existing • The county shall allow more flexibility when it comes to setbacks in new sites with the goal of minimizing the residential development, such as stuffy construction of new communications loan officers who can’t see a potential towers in nicer neighborhoods. buyer’s vision for an adorable Mont• Developing a Resort/Conference ford shed-bungalow. • Snuffing mobile home parks, but al- Center Zoning District to encompass lowing single manufactured homes the entirety of Buncombe County. • The county hereby makes an effort to environmentally preserve land so that it can be offered in its pristine condition to future generations/ recruited corporations.

Communication Breakdown

A shortage in APD’s communications staff has resulted in a communications breakdown during emergency calls. Part of that is due to an improvised shorthand that communications officers have developed while transmitting information to officers in the field: YOLO: High-speed pursuit or attractive citizen waiting at bus stop B&E: Breaking & Entering, or Banjos & Enmity (assault on busker) Man down: Civilian has been injured, or officer has exited Denny’s without paying their share of tab Perp: Suspect, or small barking dog 10-36: Vehicle is not reported stolen; driver has impressive cleavage DIP: Didgeridoo in public

10-10: Possible crime and/or officer smoke break 10-20: Burglary in progress, or remind me to tell you funny burglary story DWS: Dancing With Stars rerun SO: Sheriff’s Office/Federal prison holding former Sheriff Bobby Medford Copy: Affirmative, What he said, or “do the last thing you did one more time to kill some time” DOA: Cold pizza delivery

Asheville campaign calendar When: Wednesday Where: Your phone, hourly What: Robo-calls from candidate When: Wednesday Where: Magnolia’s What: Candidate telling the Council of Independent Business Owners exactly what they want to hear When: Thursday Where: Top-floor elevator lobby window of BB&T building What: Candidate gazing out window at city below, muttering, “Mine, it’s all mine.” When: Friday Where: Kitchen sink What: Candidate staring at running tap-water while crippled with despair, suddenly considering how awful it will be to deal with the water issue, and any issue When: Saturday Where: Candidate’s child’s T-ball game What: Campaign manager taking photos of candidate posing at child’s T-ball game and ignoring child’s home run When: Saturday Where: Candidate’s head What: Imagined victory speech When: Saturday Where: Candidate’s head What: Imagined concession speech When: Saturday Where: Candidate’s head What: Imagined turnout at own funeral When: Sunday Where: House of Worship What: Campaign manager taking pictures of candidate at house of worship making sizable donation to offering plate When: Monday Where: Candidate’s bedroom What: Shaking fist at God following discussion of poll numbers with campaign manager When: Tuesday Where: Your phone, every half-hour What: Robo-calls from candidate

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LEad StoRy Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the city’s grungiest public rest rooms. “By 7:30,” the team had left behind a “gleaming public toilet, looking as good as the day it was installed,” according to an Associated Press reporter who witnessed an outing in August. Explained the hygiene-intense Satoshi Oda (during the week, a computer programmer), the mission is “for our own good” — work that leader Masayuki Magome compares to the training that Buddhist monks receive to find peace. (In fact, to fulfill the group’s motto, “Clean thyself by cleaning cubicles,” the scouring must be done with bare hands.) A squad supporter spoke of a sad, growing apprehension that the younger generation no longer shares the Japanese cultural conviction that restrooms should always be clean and safe. thE EntREPREnEuRiaL SPiRit Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a mirror that makes a person appear happy even when they’re not. A built-in camera tracks facial features in real time, then tweaks the image to turn up the corners of the mouth and to create the beginnings of a smile in the eyes. Of what practical use would such a mirror be? Other Japanese researchers believe that happyface mirrors in retail stores would improve shoppers’ dispositions and lead to more sales, according to an August article. PERSPEctivE The Costa Rican government announced recently that it would close all its zoos, effective March 2014, and free animals either to the wild or to safe “retirement” shelters. Since the country is known for its expansive biodiversity (500,000 unique organisms, despite occupying barely more than one one-hundredth of 1 percent of Earth’s area),





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it is time, the environment minister said, to allow the organisms to interact freely. Costa Rica is also one of only four countries to ban the exploitation of dolphins. animaLS gonE wiLd SyFy Channel’s original movie, Sharknado, became a media sensation when it premiered in July with a storyline involving schools of oversize sharks lifted from the ocean by waterspouts and deposited alive (and angry!) on land to wreak havoc. But as the website Mother Nature News subsequently reported, animals actually have been lifted to land in that fashion in the past. Previous documented news reports of the phenomenon include airborne fish (mudfish in the Philippines, perch in Australia); frogs (in Odzaci, Serbia, in 2005); jellyfish (Bath, England, in 1894); worms (Jennings, La., in 2007); and, according to an 1887 New York Times story, eight alligators in Silverton Township, S.C. Two macaques escaped from the Straussberg Adventure Park in eastern Germany in July, apparently on the run from the jealous bullying of “Cornelius,” the resident alpha male. When park officials recaptured the two, they reported that (even though everyone seems to be against “bullying” these days) “Fred” and “Richard” would have to be castrated. It was not punishment, the officials explained; it was to calm them and reduce the overall “hormone imbalance” in the park, since males greatly outnumber females. fiRSt-woRLd PRoBLEmS Self-indulgent New York City parents have been hiring “play-date” coaches for their preschool youngsters, apparently out of fear that the kids’ skill sets for just having fun might not impress admissions officers at the city’s elite private schools. The CEO of one consulting outfit told the New York Post in July that $400 an hour gets expert monitoring of a 4-year-old in small groups, evaluating, for example, how the child colors in a book, shares the crayons, holds a pencil and follows the rules of Simon Says.

An unidentified school in the West Coast Conference recently self-reported a violation of controversial NCAA rules that restrict privileges for student-athletes, ordering a member of its women’s golf team to pay back $20 after she washed her car using a hose (and water) belonging to the school but which were not available to other students. (A University of Portland coach said he heard about the violation at a conference meeting, and Yahoo Sports, seeking confirmation, reported that an NCAA spokesman soft-pedaled the illegality, calling the school’s action a “miscommunication.”) finE PointS of thE Law The question in a vandalism case before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston in July was whether Ronald Strong’s messy bowel movement in a federal courthouse men’s room in Portland, Maine, was “willful” or, as Strong claimed, an uncontrollable intestinal event. Three rather genteel judges strained to infer Strong’s state of mind from the condition of the facility. A cleaning lady had described scattered feces as “smeared,” but Judge Juan Torruella took that to mean not “finger smears,” he wrote, but “chunks,” “kind of like chunky peanut butter.” Two other judges, outvoting Torruella, seemed skeptical that feces could have landed two feet up the wall unless Strong had intended it. (Even so, Judge Torruella was unimpressed, implying that if he were intending to smear feces in a men’s room, he surely would sully the mirrors, but that all mirrors were found clean.) PEoPLE with iSSuES John Anderson, the town administrator of Derry, N.H. (population 34,000), was accused by police in August of indecent exposure and lewdness after he invited, while naked, a DirecTV salesman into his home and performed unspecified conduct in front of him. Anderson was previously town manager of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.


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It’s a Well-A-Bration And locals bike, run and walk for a few good causes

Speaking to about 70 people at the Sherrill Center on Sept. 16, Shellie Pfohl urged audience members to view improving the health of the nation and ending childhood obesity as everyone’s responsibility. “If it looks insurmountable, it’s not,” she said in closing last night at the panel discussion, which doubled as the kickoff event for UNCA’s WellA-Bration. The annual event, sponsored by the N.C. Center for Health and Wellness, celebrates individual and community wellness initiatives and opportunities. Pfohl (pronounced “full”), who has served as executive director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition since 2010, joined a panel of four local community activists to discuss the future of health on both an individual and national level. She says the health of the individual and the community are inseparable, and the health of all, consequently, will require the help of all. “The steps can be small,” said Buncombe County Health Director gibbie harris, who was one of the panelists. The panel also included Asheville High School senior Tyshaun Johnson, who is an active member of Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!), a nonprofit organization that empowers youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. “Before I became dedicated to living a healthy life for myself,” Johnson told listeners, “I knew what it was like to be the kid who couldn’t do it.” For Johnson, motivation to find solutions to childhood obesity comes from his personal experience of transformation and empowerment — along with a desire to help others achieve that feeling. Johnson shared that hearing a message from a peer can have a huge impact, and that youth are a “resource to each other for positive inspiration just as easily as negative.”


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More than 600 people laced up their running shoes and, in the process of breaking personal records, raised more than $61,000 for the Autism Society of North Carolina.

This mentality, Pfohl said, should carry over into being advocates for health. “We’ve got to take this to the school board, to the elected officials, to the decision-makers — elected or not. If it’s the decision-makers at your church serving fruits and veggies instead of Krispy Kreme donuts after service, that’s making a difference,” she said. For the full story, visit — Katie Souris Road dog The physical exertion that Asheville resident kevin johnson will endure during his 3,000 mile cross-country bicycle ride is nothing compared to what the animals in Brother Wolf’s “Help Me Heal” program have experienced. “My journey will contribute to hundreds of

animals being saved and healed of various diseases or other things that would easily have given them a death sentence at any other shelter,” says Johnson, who is aiming to raise $50,000 for Brother Wolf by the time he reaches California. “Then they can be adopted and have a long, happy life. That gives me motivation to pedal on.” Johnson began his ride on Sept. 4 from Charleston, S.C., and is aiming to reach the West Coast by early November. He’ll average about 50 miles a day. Johnson says he has enjoyed seeing the back roads of our country and watching the landscape slowly change. Thanks to marty magallanes at Pro Bikes in West Asheville, Johnson is outfitted with top-ofthe-line gear. He is riding an all steel Fuji touring bike with two rear panniers.

Armed with camping gear, plenty of food and water, and the love of his own rescue dog, a chocolate lab named Baxter waiting at home, Johnson says the journey has been good for his stress and heart. “Hours and hours go by where I don’t talk or hear someone talk. I watched a small river flow for two hours one evening. I have never been so calm to do that.” Although Johnson is working toward an extraordinary goal, he says “The real heroes are the tireless staff and volunteers at Brother Wolf. They put in long hours day after day to save animals with little acknowledgment.” Brother Wolf Animal Rescue exists solely on donations, and takes in old, sick, and vulnerable animals that most shelters would deny. Many of these animals require special attention, medicine, surgeries and rehabilitation before they can be adopted out into the community. All of the donations to Johnson’s journey go straight to Brother Wolf’s Help Me Heal Fund, which goes directly to help animals in need. If you would like to make a donation, please visit wheelstohealanimals. — Sharon Bell LocaLS RaiSE moRE than $60,000 foR autiSm SociEty of noRth caRoLina More than 600 people laced up their running shoes and, in the process of breaking personal records, raised more than $60,000 for the Autism Society of North Carolina during the eighth annual WNC Run/ Walk for Autism in Asheville on Sept. 14. The event included a competitive 5k race, a 5k non-competitive run, and a recreational 1k run/walk. Proceeds from the run improve the lives of individuals with autism, support families affected by ASD, and help educate our community. Programs in the region include two supportive living homes, the Sara Handlan Crisis Fund, and supported employment through Blue Ridge Bags & More. — Caitlin Byrd X

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caregivers will be 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. • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30pm - Additional workshops will be held in UNCA's Sherrill Center, Room 402, through Oct. 23. $30 suggested donation. nutrition AnD WEllnEss prEsEntAtion • SA (9/28), noon-5pm - UNCA will host a NoVo Wellness personal wellness presentation and gentle yoga class. Held in the university's Sherrill Center. Free. Info: or 258-7712. 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. opportunity housE fun AnD fitnEss opEn housE • TH (9/26), 4-6pm - Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, will host a fitness open house featuring martial arts, line dancing and clogging demonstrations. Free. Info: pool pilAtEs for thE DiffErEntly ABlED • SA (9/28), 5:30-6:30pm - A pool pilates workshop will demonstrate one on one assisted activities for partners and caregivers to do with their child/ adult in the water. Held at Hendersonville YMCA, 810 West 6th Ave. $25/person. Info: susanhyler@ • SU (9/29), 5:30-6:30pm - An additional workshop will be held at the Rueter YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd. rED cross BlooD DrivEs 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • FR (9/27), 7:30am-noon - Reuter Family YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd. Info: 1-800-RED-CROSS. --- 9am-1:30pm - Enka Middle School, 390 Asbury Road, Candler. Info: 670-5010. • TH (10/3), 2-6pm - Arden Presbyterian Church, 2215 Hendersonville Road, Arden. Info: 684-7221. --- 1:30-5:30pm - Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road, Black Mountain. Info: 669-2725. WoMEn’s EMpoWErMEnt AnD sElf DEfEnsE • THURSDAYS through (10/3), 6:30pm - A six-week women's empowerment and self defense class will be held in UNCA's Sherrill Center, Room 306. $10. Info: or 232-5650. 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. Instructor: Ashley Poole. 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: • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. 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. 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: 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. fAMily hopE linE • TUESDAYS, 2-5pm & THURSDAYS, 8-11pm - Family Hope Line offers 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: fAMily MEntAl hEAlth support • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-7pm - Mother Bear Family Dens offer free recovery education and support meetings to families, individuals and professionals working with mental health challenges. Held at 65 Hill St. Onsite parking. Info: or 255-7890. hEArt of rEcovEry • TUESDAYS, 6-7pm - Heart of Recovery meetings integrate Buddhist meditation with 12-step recovery programs. New and experienced meditators welcome. Meetings are anonymous. Held at Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Westwood Place. 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 nAMi fAMily-to-fAMily • THURSDAYS, 6-8:30pm & SATURDAYS, 10am-12:30pm through (11/2) - NAMI Familyto-Family offers a 12-session class for families of individuals with a serious mental illness. Held in Asheville. Free; registration required: or 258-5359. 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 those supporting someone who is 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: robinplemmons@ • WEDNESDAYS, 12:30pm - First United Methodist Chuch, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Enter through side parking lot. Info: 891-8050. 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. rEcovEring couplEs AnonyMous • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Recovering Couples Anonymous, for couples with at least one member in a 12-step program. Held every other week through Dec. 23 at Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church, 375 Hendersonville Road. Info: 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: s-Anon • ONGOING - An anonymous 12-step program for those affected by another's sexual behavior. Four meetings available weekly in WNC. Days, times, locations and additional info: 258-5117. tEEn EAting DisorDEr support group • 1st & 3rd MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - Teen eating disorder support group for ages 15-17. Led by licensed therapists at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Participants must currently be in therapy. Free. Info: or 337-4685. Wnc prostAtE support group • TU (10/1), 7pm - The WNC Prostate Support Group, for men, caregivers and families, will meet at American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, College St. Free. Info: 3380290. MorE WEllnEss EvEnts onlinE Check out the Wellness Calendar online at for info on events happening after October 3.

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Are you out of date? One of the biggest challenges in feeding an ever increasing world population is how to reduce waste. One way is by helping consumers understand a bit more about the dates they see on items at Ingles Markets or any other grocery store. There was an article recently in the Chicago Tribune about this based on a study done by the Harvard Law School and the Legal Defense Fun:,0,837109.story. Here is information from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on what those dates mean: SELL BY DATE - This is a date for the SUPERMARKET’s benefit to tell us when items need to be removed from stock. Once you get the product home these are the dates that will concern the consumer: • CODES on Canned items - These are NOT necessarily calendar codes and are meant for the use of the MANUFACTURER to track batches of products. Each manufacturer is entitled to use their own code system so there is not website or book to decipher codes on canned items and consumers would have to contact the manufacturer. • BEST BY/BEST BEFORE DATE - This is the date (for the CONSUMER’s benefit )that is recommended for best flavor or quality. Determined by the MANUFACTURER/SUPPLIER ....It is not a purchase or safety date. • USE-BY DATE - The last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality. The date has been determined by the MANUFACTUER of the product and is based on testing. (Note: There is NO regulation that requires a manufacturer to put Best By or Use-By dating on items - via Food and Drug Administration(FDA) Administration(FDA What’s the bottom line?: None of these dates automatically means the product will be “bad” or dangerous to your health if purchased or consumed after the dates that appear on the product. For more information on how long items keep once you bring them home from Ingles see USDA - FSIS website for Food Product Dating: food-product-dating/food-product-dating

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There’s been a noticeable back-toschool buzz around area elementary schools recently. It’s not kids talking about a coveted new character lunchbox or even what neat things they did over the summer. Haven’t you heard? They’re talking about fresh local cucumbers and edible garden plots. Why cucumbers? September is cucumber month in Growing Minds’ Get Local @ Schools initiative, in which schools feature a local in-season ingredient — much like its parent Get Local community campaign at restaurants, retailers and tailgates. At Cullowhee Valley School (CVS), Debbi Madill’s kindergarten classroom kicked off its first cooking demonstration by learning about cukes. They read Cucumber Soup, a book about the adventures of a colony of ants whose anthill has been squashed by a cucumber. The tale prompted a class discussion on cucumbers and other veggies growing in the school garden. Afterward, they began imagining their snack gardens. Using crackers covered in hummus or cream cheese, students “planted” cucumbers here and peppers there. Of course, they eventually ate from the gardens. ASAP Farm to School fellow Monica Gatti reports that many CVS students couldn’t wait to taste their concoctions. “We tried to get the students to wait to eat their final garden plot crackers together,” she says, “but many of them just couldn’t and were sneaking tastes of the crunchy veggies!” Through ASAP’s Local Food and Farm to School Education Project, Gatti leads regular cooking classes and taste tests with students at CVS. “I would really like to have this recipe to make at home,” one firstgrader told Gatti after finishing his plot. The recipe is easy to follow: just wash and slice the veggies, spread hummus or cream cheese on a cracker and arrange the vegetables in any pattern you desire. If parents are worried their kids might shy away from all the fresh

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LocaL cucumBERS aRE what’S cooL: Students from Cullowhee Valley School created mini-gardens with cucumbers and crackers to learn about seasonal food. Photo courtesy of ASAP.

vegetables, they can share this encouragement from another CVS first-grader: “All you have to do is try. You might really like it!” The garden plot crackers activity is adapted from ASAP’s cooking in the classroom lesson plan. More activities and recipes can be found at — Maggie Cramer is ASAP’s communications manager; she can be reached at X

fRom 4-h to hoRticuLtuRE When 19-year-old Shannon Dexter packed her bags for her first year at N.C. State University this fall, she arrived with more than band posters and a mini-fridge. She brought her passion for horticulture and a vision for the future of agriculture with her.

Dexter, a recent graduate of Madison Early College High School, is the recipient of the Joe and Barbara Brooks Horticultural Scholarship through the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund. The foundation has awarded $117,075 scholarships to students from 40 counties in N.C., including several counties in the Western North Carolina region. The funds will help Dexter learn about everything from soil science to plant pathology. She is particularly interested in food sustainability and the effect of changing global weather patterns on food production. Although she doesn’t foresee farming as her primary career, she is one of the many young minds that are examining today’s farming challenges and forging the way for innovative solutions. — Jen Nathan Orris X

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• 9am-noon - historic Marion tailgate Market, West Henderson and Logan streets. • 9am-1pm - Madison county farmers and Artisans Market, Mars Hill College, Highway 213 and Park Street. • 9am-2pm - leicester farmers Market, 338 Leicester Highway. sunDAys • noon-4pm - sundays on the island, Blanahasset Island, Marshall. tuEsDAys • 8am-2pm - henderson county curb Market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 3-6pm - historic Marion tailgate Market, West Henderson and Logan streets. • 3:30-6:30pm - West Asheville tailgate Market, 718 Haywood Road. DAily • 8am-6pm - Wnc farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road.

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EliADA’s corn MAzE • FRIDAYS, 4-8pm; SATURDAYS, 10am-8pm & SUNDAYS, 11am-7pm through (10/27) The Eliada Corn Maze features four trails, hayrides, corn cannons and activities for children. Held at Eliada Homes, 2 Compton Drive. Proceeds benefit Eliada Homes. $9/$6 children ages 4-11. Info: or 7132252. hAyWooD county ExtEnsion grAnts • Through TU (10/1) - The Haywood County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association will accept grant applications for gardening, horticulture and environmental programs in Haywood County. Applications available at 589 Raccoon Road, Suite 118, Waynesville. Info: 456-3575. knoW your plAnts sEMinAr • 4th SATURDAYS, 11am - Earthaven Ecovillage will host a plant identification series with Robin Allison focused on the four plant families that comprise the majority of the plants in our bioregion. Plant walks follow seminar. $40 per class or $120 for series. Info: MEn's gArDEn cluB of AshEvillE • TU (10/1), 11:45am - The Men's Garden Club of Asheville will meet at First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., for a program on backyard edibles. Lunch reservations required by sept. 27. For those not purchasing lunch, the meeting begins at 12:40pm. $12 for lunch/free to attend. Info: 255-0473.

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Undercover Funny Local writer and illustrator Tyler Capps releases Cooking Comically By EMily PaTRiCk 251-1333 ext. 110

Tyler Capps never realized a pot of chili would land him a book deal with one of the largest publishers in the world — until just that happened. The Asheville-based freelance graphic designer and illustrator had been making chili with his brother for years. One night, about two years ago, he decided to combine his skills into a comic book-style recipe for his favorite dish. On a whim, “2 a.m. Chili” was born. He posted his hybrid creation on Reddit, a forum website. His creation proved popular with Reddit users, so he followed it up with several more illustrated recipes and a blog, cookingcomically. com. And then, with no solicitation from Capps, a literary agent called and connected Capps with Perigee, a subsidiary of Penguin, one of the largest publishers in the world. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Capps releases Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You’ll Actually Make Them. On Wednesday, Oct. 2, he’ll host a meetand-greet at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café at 7 p.m. In Cooking Comically, Capps’ drawings guide readers through three dozen recipes for affordable, easy, mostly scratch-made food. The book regards the kitchen with levity: Beneath Capps’ pen, cooking looks like a game. For example, recipes come with difficulty ratings such as, “My cat could make this, and I don’t have a cat,” or, “Easy as looking silly in a Snuggie.” It takes a moment to grasp the tone of the cookbook. Compared with many of the glossy, highly styled cookbooks that have come out recently, Capps’ up-front, no-holdsbarred food photography looks like a joke — and it is. It’s also a welcome



respite from would-be poignant shots of parsley and crockery that dominate cookbooks right now, and a healthy reminder that we eat, foremost, because we are hungry.

Mountain xpress: So your literary agent found you out of the blue? That’s the kind of thing everyone wants to have happen to them. I’ve heard how notoriously hard it is to find an agent, and to have somebody come to me was ridiculous. Did you believe them, or were you incredulous or suspicious? I was definitely suspicious. The guy gave me his name and some stuff he’d worked on. I did my research and contacted some people he’d represented before, and they gave good reviews. Turns out he had actually represented comic books and cookbooks in the past. Had he ever represented a combined comic book/cookbook? No, I think this was his first one. i think this is the first one a lot of


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people have ever seen. Do you know of others? I’m sure someone has done something like this before. I can’t be the first one to think of this. Do you see yourself as a cook? I see myself as an amateur cook. ... That means I’m still learning how to cook. I guess everybody really is, but I’m still at the beginning of that whole process, I think. How long did it take you to make all the recipes and test them and do the drawings? My timeline for making the book was about six months. That’s pretty quick. Yes, I agree. Did you have any recipes that

flopped? Yeah, I’ve definitely had a few that have just not worked at all. What was the worst recipe disaster? I threw out cakes in a mug because I was really dumb about it and I made it in a pint glass instead of an actual mug, so it was the temperature of the sun when it came out of the microwave. … You can actually make cake mix and put it into a mug and eat it out of a mug. But not so much in a pint glass? No, it overflowed, and the whole outside was covered with cake. i’m interested in the photos in your book. a lot of times, cookbooks have super-styled food photos. But you’re putting a block of raw meat in the middle of a page. What were your thoughts about photography and the not-super-polished food photography? I didn’t really think about it. It started out as me photographing the process as I made them. I try to make it look as nice as I can, but I don’t fake it.

how do you think the drawings play into the book? I guess it’s just a way to keep it entertaining, I hope. what was your process? how did you connect the drawings with the recipes? It kind of varies. I’ll usually make a recipe once or twice before I photograph it. Through making it before, I’m thinking about where the best silly jokes or whatever will go. When I take the photos, I take them in a way that makes space for the drawings to go into. the little man who runs throughout the book, is he a character? does he have a name, or is he just an average guy? He started off as a random stick figure because I did the first one, [2 a.m. Chili] , as fast as I could. He’s kind of become a character, and I have a name for him. It’s Angus. what’s interesting about him? does he have a personality? I guess I’m still figuring out who he is as a character. That sounds kind of pretentious, but I don’t really know his quirks. I guess his main quirk is he uses power tools in the kitchen. So this book, as the title suggests, is also very funny. why do you think food and humor go together? I guess because cooking is a process that can be dodgy, sometimes. do you think people take food too seriously? Some people, yeah. do you have training as a comic? No, people have asked me that before, but no, definitely not. In person, I’m not even that funny, I don’t think. A couple of friends of mine, after they first saw the recipes I was doing, they’ve known me for years, and they pulled up a song they found, a corny old song called Undercover Funny. They never thought I would do anything like that. maybe something about putting it on paper instead of saying it out loud? Definitely. I don’t think I’m super witty. It takes me time to come up with things. Even then, I don’t know if it’s going to be good or not.

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But i think the audience for this book is clear. i definitely know people who buy cool whip and need angus to say to them, “now you don’t buy cool whip anymore. you make your own cool whip.” are most of these recipes things you made up on your own, or did you pull from other books? It’s kind of a split. I borrowed from some, and others I just made up off the top of my head, like the Sexy Pancakes. Sometimes, I’ll find something I want to eat, and I’ll research the recipes, look up different types and different cooks and see how they do it and throw my own stuff in and kind of mash it all together and come up with something I can call my own. So what was the hardest part of making this book? Definitely the last month before the deadline of finishing the book. You realize the slow and steady pace you’ve been setting isn’t quite going to get you to the finish line. It was a tough month, cranking it all out. X

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Hank’s BBQ becomes Tiger Bay Café Brace yourself for the confusion that’s about to ensue. Soon, Asheville will be home to Tiger Mountain, the downtown bar frequented by the hipster set, and Tiger Bay Café, the restaurant taking shape behind BattleCat Coffee bar in West Asheville. Here are two crucial differences: Tiger Mountain refers to a Brian Eno album; Tiger Bay is a district in Georgetown, Guyana, on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. More importantly, where Tiger Mountain is drinks-only, Tiger Bay promises to deliver slow-cooked meats in American, South American and West Indian stylings (along with curries for the vegan set). The newly minted restaurant owners are taking over Hank’s BBQ, which has occupied that space since 2012. They’ll change the name but keep the smoked pork and chicken while adding to the menu.


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woRLd café: Grill boss and co-owner Philip Singh says Tiger Bay will combine West Indian-style fare with Ecuadorian accents.

“I didn’t want to throw out the community that’s already coming to get Hank’s food,” says co-owner Philip Singh. “That’s why we’re keeping the [barbecue] menu.” Singh grew up in Asheville, but his father was raised in Georgetown, and his mother is Ecuadorian. He wants to combine the West Indian-style fare of coastal Guyana with the South American eats of Ecuador. Accordingly, Tiger Bay will have a “Third World café” feel, Singh says. “Asheville needs it and I think will definitely appreciate it.” The eatery is accessible through BattleCat and through a separate rear entrance. As the concept transitions from Hank’s to Tiger Bay, the kitchen will remain open. In

fact, some West Indian specials are already on the menu. At the end of the month, the new owners will celebrate the transition with barbecued goat in the front yard of BattleCat. Singh’s cousin, Tara Singh, provides the West Indian recipes, which are vegan in their basic form. Omnivorous customers have the option to top the curry with smoked pork or chicken from the barbecue menu (the meats are also available as plates or sandwiches). Co-owner (and DJ) Oscar Santana focuses on the South American fare. A recent special featured roast pork, rice, beans, beet salad and llapingachos, stuffed potato pancakes from Ecuador. The café will serve breakfast and lunch, as Hank’s did, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Late night hours will begin soon, Singh says, with service from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. Tiger Bay doesn’t have a Web presence yet, but you can visit the café at 373 Haywood Road behind BattleCat. For a taste of the smoked goat, check out the grand opening festivities on Saturday, Sept. 28. X


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It’s all Greek

Every year at Bele Chere a number of gyro vendors line the streets. To the untrained eye, they’re all alike. But if you’ve been to the Asheville Greek Festival, you know that Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s booth is the only place to go for a mid-festival gyro. Now that the last Bele Chere festival is over, those gyro pretenders have receded into the background, leaving the legitimate gyro to shine its tzatziki-hued light across Asheville. Holy Trinity’s gyros — and its accompanying lamb shanks, spanikopita, pastichio and other delights — are available just a couple of times a year, and the Greek Festival is the best time and place

mythoLogicaL: On Sept. 27-29, the Asheville Greek Festival brings such foods as spanikopita and loukoumaddes to downtown, along with such wares as these plates.

to eat them. On Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 29, the Greek specialties will be accompanied by music, dancing, educational demonstrations and more. “Greeks are famous for enjoying a party and enjoying a festival,” says Tommy Arakas, vice president of Holy Trinity. “Usually, when we have a party or festival, it’s centered around food.”

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Arakas says he’ll be over by the Kafenion, or Greek coffeehouse, where he’ll be drinking a strong Greek brew along with loukoumaddes, puff pastries topped with warm honey, chopped walnuts and cinnamon. “It’s something I never miss,” he says. The church has put on the festival every year since 1986. It used to take place downtown, but for the last couple of years, it’s held at the 227 Cumberland Ave. church. The location has been a trade-off, Arakas says. While the location isn’t as central, the food benefits from the festival’s proximity to the church kitchen. The congregation prepares far more than festival food. Baked pasta dishes, braised meats and delicate pastries are all on the menu. Expect an indoor hall and several outdoor tents full of food. “The beauty of our festival is that we make everything from scratch here in Asheville,” Arakas says. “We have recipes that have been here for 70, 80 years.” The festival begins each day at 11 a.m. On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, it runs until 9 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 29, it ends at 7 p.m. Church tours and services will be ongoing throughout the event. For more information about the festival and a full schedule of events, visit greekfestival. X

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nationwide ... by raising funds in their restaurants. Beginning Sept. 1, order a Bruschetta appetizer, Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 to the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.” In addition to the antipasto route, the campaign accepts donations through participating restaurants’ websites. “Those who donate $10 or more [via Mellow Mushroom] will receive a

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Eat at Joe’s More than 6,500 people signed on to the “Bring Trader Joe’s to Asheville” Facebook page that launched in 2009. It’s unclear how much influence the group had on Trader Joe’s decision to come to Asheville, but now the store is ready to open its doors. Asheville finally will have an outlet for “Two Buck Chuck” (Charles Shaw wine) and other idiosyncratic Trader Joe’s products on Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 a.m. The grocery store has a reputation for attracting shoppers from miles around. It’s not a typical supermarket; rather, its shelves feature proprietary-label frozen and prepackaged items. “About 80 percent of our product is under the Trader Joe’s label,” says Alison Mochizuici, a public relations representative of the California-based company. Because the inventory includes unusual products, such as chilispiced dried mango, Trader Joe’s offers a rather permissive sampling policy. By customer request, store associates will open any product

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for customers to taste. And if you buy something and don’t like it, you can return it. “Take it home; try it; bring it back If you don’t like it,” Mochizuici says. “It’s an adventure to shop with us.” Trader Joe’s opens on the heels of the adjacent Harris Teeter, which

After months of construction, Trader Joe’s opens on Merrimon Avenue launched earlier this month. Both stores sit on Merrimon Avenue, and neighborhood residents and commuters have raised concerns about traffic problems throughout the area, both at City Council meetings and through online forums, such as the Five Points Neighborhood Association Yahoo group and Listserv. City traffic engineer Jeff Moore says he doesn’t expect the new stores to create traffic delays on Merrimon, although they could affect Chestnut Street, which runs between the stores. His office hasn’t received any complaints, he says. “We’ve been watching it for a traffic perspective, and it seems to be flowing pretty well,” he says, adding that he hasn’t observed the area at peak times, 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. “At peak times, there could be delays on the side streets.” Once the traffic “stabilizes” in about six months, the city could conduct a traffic study, Moore says. X

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When something really works, why not do it again? The folks at Oakley Farmers Market will celebrate the coming of autumn and the end of another market season at the second annual Harvest Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The market was organized two years ago by a group of Oakley residents to address the economically diverse neighborhood’s food-security issues and to support local farmers. The weekly Thursday afternoon market has also become a gathering spot for the neighborhood, which lacks such hubs as a coffee shop or a diner. With this in mind, along with an awareness that Oakley is home to a

The Oakley Farmers Market celebrates two years large percentage of low-income families, market organizers have planned their annual capstone event not as a $30-per-plate fundraiser, but as a laid-back, kid-friendly community party. The festival includes a by-donation dinner (suggested donation is $5 per plate), which is made with produce and other products from market vendors, and served cafeteria-style by volunteers. Last fall’s inaugural Harvest Festival brought hundreds of attendees, much to the organizers’ surprise. “Our goal is to create community,” says Market Manager

Carly Esslinger. “By offering an affordable dinner from our vendors’ produce, we can be sure that many of our neighbors can partake in the event. We’re not looking to make a profit. If we make any extra, it’s a bonus, but if we lose money, well, we consider it a small price to pay to bring our neighbors and vendors together.” This year, in addition to the dinner, expect to find live music, freshpressed apple cider, pumpkin carving, raffle drawings, a puppet show, a scavenger hunt, farm animals, face painting, balloon art, storytime and antique tractors. The festival runs 3:30-6:30 p.m., in the parking lot behind Oakley United Methodist Church off Fairview Road. Admission is free. For details visit Editor’s Note: Gina Smith is an Oakley resident and one of the event’s organizers. X


Roving “restaurant without walls” partners with local chef On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the pioneering farm-dinner troupe Outstanding in the Field will make its first visit to Warren Wilson College Farm in Swannanoa. The vintage red bus will host a multicourse meal created by guest chef William Dissen and his kitchen crew from The Market Place in Asheville. “We’ve done four dinners with William Dissen, and he’s kind of a hero to us,” says founding chef and artist Jim Denevan. “Partly because he’s so nice, which we really need when we’ve been on the road traveling around the countryside for nearly three months. And partly because we love his passion for good, local food. We’re excited to come to Swannanoa Valley and see what Chef William does with the bountiful harvest of Warren Wilson College Farm.” Combining academics on a working farm, Warren Wilson College Farm started out in 1894 as the Asheville Farm School and has trained many successful young farmers in sustainable agricultural practices. The farm raises grassbased livestock and rotating feed crops of barley, corn and alfalfa. The WWC garden crew tend three acres of organically grown vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and fruits, including a 1-acre apple orchard on Jones Mountain. Outstanding in the Field stages outdoor dining events across

North America, placing its long signature table at country farms and ranches, in urban gardens and sea caves, on mountaintops and sandy beaches. Wherever it goes, OITF’s mission is the same: To reconnect diners to the land and the origins of their food and introduce them to the local farmers and food artisans whose good work brings nourishment to the table. Ingredients for the meals are often sourced within inches of diners’ seats. After a tour of the host site, everyone settles in: farmers, ranchers, fishermen, food artisans and guests serving each other at the communal table. Since 1999, when Denevan did his first farm dinner in his hometown of Santa Cruz, Calif., Outstanding in the Field’s culinary caravan has staged more than 400 “table to farm” events, welcoming nearly 50,000 guests for family-style feasts in the U.S. and Canada as well as Europe and South America. Outstanding in the Field events start with a glass of wine and welcome hors d’oeuvres, followed by a tour of the host farm and a fourcourse meal paired with wines. Ticket price for the Oct. 1 event is $190 per person, all inclusive. The event starts at 2 p.m. and will end around sunset.


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Behind the Scenes of a Brew Off A day at WNC’s largest sanctioned homebrew competition. When I told a friend a couple of weeks ago that the Blue Ridge Brew Off was coming up, he said, “Oh yeah, I’ve been to a homebrew competition before. Just Brew It was fun.” I had to agree with him there. Just Brew It, an annual homebrew competition put on by Just Economics, is a ton of fun. About 50 homebrewers pack the outdoor area of the Wedge and serve up to 100 homebrews to those who pay to attend. It’s a great fundraiser. It educates folks about the quality of area homebrew. But it is not the same as a sanctioned homebrew competition. The “real” homebrew competitions look nothing like the big day at Wedge. OK, there is a ton of homebrewed beer at both. However, to be a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) certified homebrew event, you have to meet some very strict guidelines from the way entries are processed to the way beers are judged. For the 14th annual Blue Ridge Brew Off, which received close to 700 entries this year, the hosting club had to put in a lot of work. “Homebrew competitions like this happen because of the volunteers,”

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of the judges are done for the day. However, a few higher-ranking judges break off and sample the best of the best. Pale Ales and Saisons compete against Russian Imperial Stouts and Belgian Golden Strongs. Only three beers will make it to the Best of Show, but nobody leaves empty-handed. There’s still the ribbons to award and raffle prizes to be had. And many judges are very interested in something else: the first pint after a day of small sips. For more information on the local homebrew club, MALT, visit: For more on the Beer Judge Certification Program, visit: X thE EyE of thE BEER hoLdER: The Blue Ridge Brew Off packed 50 homebrewers into the outdoor area at the Wedge for a serious (but fun) fundraiser. Photo by Thom O’Hearn

says Adam Reinke, this year’s judge coordinator. A whole team — including a registrar, event organizer, cellar master and more — start putting the event together about six months in advance. In the days leading up to the competition, the pace picks up as entries are processed, both on the paperwork side and in bottles. Everything has to be unpacked and repacked into categories. “Also, about a week before the competition, members of our club, the Mountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) offer pick-up service to other area homebrew clubs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee,” says Reinke. thE day of The big day starts like any good Saturday, with coffee and bagels. Except these bagels are on a table in the brewery side of Highland Brewing. Some folks mill around and catch up with friends by the bottling line. Others sit quietly at the tables that have already been set up and equipped with everything needed for judging beer: fresh water, saltines, flashlights, bottle openers,

score sheets and pitchers for dumping. Even the best beers don’t get finished so that senses stay sharp. The rest of the day is tightly scripted. The morning session starts bright and early at 9 a.m. Judges are paired by experience level and assigned to types of beer. That means if you’re judging Pilsner, you will only try German Pilsner, Bohemian Pilsener (which is truly spelled that way) and Classic American Pilsner in a flight. You’ll never jump around from Pilsner to, say, IPA. Every pair of judges takes between two and three hours to taste and judge about 10 beers. Since judges only take small sips, this might seem like too much time, but the sensory analysis and detailed notes take every last minute. After the morning session wraps up, there’s an hour break for lunch. This year there was an entire roast pig to feed the 100 or so folks in attendance. The lunch break only lasts about an hour, and then it’s back to work. Judges are again paired and assigned a new category. After the scores are tallied, most

an intERviEw with thiS yEaR’S winnER Steve Morgan of Fletcher took top honors this year with a unique Belgian Specialty Ale. So, Steve, how long have you been submitting/participating in BRBo? My first BRBO was in 2004, and I have continued my support to this day. I’ve been a judge in every year’s competition. as a judge and an experienced brewer, why enter a competition like this? I do it to get good, constructive feedback on my beers. MALT, the local homebrew club, has very knowledgeable, certified beer judges that take part in BRBO. In fact, some of the judges are professional brewers. describe your winning beer? The beer that won Best of Show is a replica of the Belgian Trappist beer Orval. The beer is a very dry, hoppy pale ale that is brewed with two distinctly different yeast strains, one of which is brettanomyces bruxellensis. This batch is my second attempt to duplicate Orval, and it’s very close.

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Scarlet fever Emily Easterly releases her contagious new EP, Get Bothered

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“I like playing shows, but I feel more comfortable in the studio,” says local singer-songwriter Emily Easterly. For the record, the auburntressed musician looks like she’d be perfectly at home just about anywhere. During Easterly’s stage shows, she rocks on guitar and piano and sings in rounded, almost-pouting low notes and a soaring upper register that she whips and snaps with perfect control. Her one-sheet (like her new album, Get Bothered) oozes confidence, announcing that this is “What a redhead should sound like.”

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But, unlike many musicians who find themselves in a studio only after years of band practices and house shows, Easterly’s first recording experience set the bar high. Her debut album, 2001’s Assembling Emily, included collaborations with Alan Weatherhead (of Sparklehorse) and Johnny Hickman (of Cracker). That EP was made at Sound of Music in Richmond, Va., where Easterly interned during summers while she was in high school. “I was


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literally making coffee and cleaning bathrooms,” she says. But it was still a dream job for the musician, who had already started making her own four-track recordings. Plus, she met artists like the late Sparklehorse frontman, Mark Linkous (the song “Horses Running” on Get Bothered is about his death). In her senior year, Easterly got to do a recording project. It was a no-brainer — Assembling Emily was born. The following year, she went back to Sound of Music studio to work on Cole. “So I completely lucked out and got to work with these great people,” she remembers.

noR’EaStERLy: Singersongwriter Emily Easterly says of her move to Asheville that “just the freedom to be able to create in a different way has affected my process.” Photo by Rich Orris

Her next studio experiences were, perhaps, less star-studded, but no less rewarding. For Bothered, Easterly returned to Brooklyn (where she lived before Asheville) and Galuminum Foil, the studio of her producer friend

Chris Cubeta. It was Cubeta who also worked on Easterly’s 2007 LP, Heart Comma Heart; together, he and Easterly played nearly all of the instruments on Bothered. “We went song-by-song and decided what each song lent itself to,” says Easterly. Some, like opening track “Decent Animal,” with its spooky piano intro and thick drum, are polished. The title track abandons pop-sheen in favor of garage-y, lo-fi rock. There, the bass is menacing and the drums are a tart slap between each staccato recitation of the chorus. “Wrecking Ball” lands somewhere between those two

extremes, percussion-wise. The drums sounds like they’re being played in a cave, but Easterly’s vocal swan-dives over a sonic field of crunchy guitars and galvanic keys. There is consistency, too: A salient edge, a biting darkness and the kind of nervy songwriting that is at once catchy and surprising. “I want people to interpret it however they want,” says Easterly. She didn’t write the album with the idea of a narrative, but instead, due to the short format of the EP, chose her six strongest songs and let them speak for themselves. They have a lot to say. The looseness of the recording structure allowed the musician to take risks — she plays drums on a couple of tracks, including “Get Bothered,” which she actually started writing as a percussion groove. Easterly says that drums are a new thing for her: She got a kit as a birthday present when she and husband/collaborator J Seger (they co-write as VA/MD) moved from Brooklyn

to Asheville. “New York is so spaceconstrained,” she says. “Now that I’m in a place where I don’t have to worry about being loud, I’ve been practicing.” Easterly and Seger had good friends in New York but were both ready for a change. They knew Asheville artist-musician couple Nathanael and Kim Roney (Kim is in Easterly’s current live band, along with Seger on bass and drummer Andy Woodward of Kovacs and the Polar Bear), and so chose WNC. “Our New York friends were shocked,” says Easterly. “But I can always go back up there to do gigs and record.” Which, obviously, she makes happen. But the new locale has benefitted the singer-songwriter. “People are really supportive in Asheville, and are generally interested in new things and supporting the community,” she says. That’s one reason why she’ll play drums live, at her album release show, with opener (and Xpress editor) Jaye Bartell. “I feel like I never would have done that in New York,” Easterly says. X

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by Alli Marshall

From Black Mountain College with love Romance novelist Nicholas Sparks writes about the influential arts institution

“When you finish a novel, your creative muscles are very much in shape, so I don’t like to waste that period and just do nothing,” says North Carolina-based romance author Nicholas Sparks. He tells Xpress that within two weeks of completing one project, he begins looking for an idea for his next book. “I like to maintain that creative fitness, so to speak.” If writing really equaled working out, Sparks would be an elite athlete: His just-released novel, The Longest Ride, is his 17th work of fiction. But even this far into a career that’s spawned multiple seven-figure publishing deals and eight (to date) movies made from his books (The Notebook, Dear John and Safe Haven among them), he says that he’s still surprised by how tough the writing process is. “The challenge of doing it new and original and well remains as difficult as it was on the very first novel,” he says. (That first attempt, by the way, was never published.) While Sparks didn’t break out of the romance mold for Ride, which follows two relationships — elderly spouses Ira and Ruth and new couple Sophia and Luke — he did make a new-to-him discovery: Black Mountain College. Early in his work on the novel, Sparks knew that Ira and Ruth would be interested in art. “I just started Googling ‘artists in North Carolina,’” he says. A couple of clicks later, he came across the erstwhile progressive liberal arts school, which taught the likes of Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg and Pat Passlof between 1933 and 1957. “It ended up being exactly what I needed in exactly the period I needed it,” says Sparks, who visited the former campus, now home


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SPaRkS notES: N.C.-based romance author Nicholas Sparks drew inspiration from Black Mountain College in writing his latest novel. Photo by Nina Subin

of Camp Rockmont, as recently as last month. “It ended up being one of those great kismet moments in creativity.” The author isn’t holding a reading event in or around Black Mountain. He draws large crowds and while requests roll in for around 500 appearances, Sparks makes about 10 stops per tour. And, even though Black Mountain College appears on only a handful of pages, Ride does introduce the influential institution and its important role in modern American art to a new audience. “The work ... it was like nothing I had ever seen before. It was not like The Surrealists. Or even Picasso,” Ruth recounts at

one point. She describes the Black Mountain College atmosphere as “Revolutionary. A giant leap of imagination, of vision.” Sparks also managed to juxtapose love of art with romantic love, though the author says, “I think it has more to do with individual passion.” The art collection represents Ruth’s interest and Ira’s desire to support her in that pursuit. So, not exactly hot and heavy. Then again, Spark points out that his first published novel, The Notebook, was narrated by 80-yearold Noah. “But I wanted Ira to be his own character, not Noah part two,” he says. Ira is allotted a number of flashbacks to his virile youth, but the story’s Adonis role falls to bull rider/reluctant art lover Luke, a rancher of the pickup truck and faded jeans ilk. And yes, the book has been optioned for film: Craig Bolotin will write the screenplay and Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are set to produce it, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But will Camp Rockmont star as its former iteration, Black Mountain College? Here’s hoping. X

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Ani DiFranco returns to The Orange Peel Folksinger and feminist icon Ani DiFranco begins her fall tour just five months after the birth of her second child, Dante DiFranco Napolitano. Admitting that mothering a newborn who “likes to party all night long” is exhausting, DiFranco says she’s eager to get back into the world and make music again. Her latest album, ¿Which Side Are You On?, was released in early 2012 and offered fearless statements calling for revolution leading up to the presidential election. (Regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria and U.S. involvement, DiFranco says, “I would have hoped for better from our Nobel

Peace Prize-winning president.”) These days, the musician has slowed down her pace a bit to focus on her family, explaining, “I went from putting out a record every two minutes to every two years.” DiFranco recorded a few songs when she was six months pregnant and is planning to schedule another recording session soon to “slowly push, pull and shove a record together.” Even though her current tour will see more old favorites than new offerings on the set list, she did find time to make a guest appearance on the title track of Dumpstaphunk’s just-released Dirty Word. DiFranco, long affiliated with her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., currently lives in New Orleans. Her husband, Mike Napolitano, mixed much of Dirty Word.

But don’t expect the bold, outspoken activist to make a funk turn on her own albums. Her folk leanings are evident in the artists she taken an interest in, such as Pearl and the Beard, an eclectic folk-pop trio with stunning harmonies. The band is touring with DiFranco. “They’re super great,” she says. Other artists she’s also been impressed with recently: Anias Mitchell on DiFranco’s own label, Righteous Babe Records, and Zoe Boekbinder, a Canadian artist with whom DiFranco is planning a project involving making songs with prisoners. Followers of the folk singer know that each of DiFranco’s 17 studio albums offer rich narratives of self-examination, charged with emotions ranging from anger to bliss. She still brings her sociopolitically charged energy to each show, leaving fans feeling inspired. “When I go to places like Phoenix and Vegas, the people who come out to my show are starved for affirmation, and in some ways it can be the most powerful of shows.” Referring to her upcoming Orange Peel performance, DiFranco says, “It’s nice to be among the opposite example.” Impressed by the town’s Go Local campaign and sustainabilityfocused lifestyle, she believes cities like Asheville are pioneering the future. “It seems like a very hopeful place to live,” says DiFranco.

Right now, the singer herself is “all kinds of joyful and all kinds of grateful,” which can be expected to resonate through her song choices and performance. Her focus seems to be on her family and touring. “Ever since I had my first kid, I’m so grateful to be back on stage after many years of flogging it out,” she says. “After you’ve been hunkered down, breastfeeding a baby, it’s like ‘Oh wow, this is fun!’” Baby Dante (like DiFranco’s 6-year-old daughter, Petah) will spend much of his first few years of life on the road. The musician says that motherhood has “helped me find inner-peace” and “create stability for the first time in my life.” And it shows: DiFranco’s music has evolved into a more elegant and polished version of her earlier work. She offers this advice: “If you’re not getting happier as you get older, then you’re f--king up.” X

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Chanting enchantment at MantraFest Asheville is no stranger to sacred chanting. From renowned kirtan leaders like Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das and Wah! to sacred music artists like Shimshai and Snatam Kaur, to local musician/kirtan leader Kristin Luna Ray, the WNC scene is rich in musical events steeped in Eastern spirituality and conscious intent. In fact, local groups like Sangita Devi have been leading kirtan in private living rooms and public spaces such as LEAF for more than a decade. MantraFest takes that idea and goes big. Really big. The 2013 tour, headlined by Deva Premal & Miten with Manose (and Maneesh de Moor) and the GuruGanesha Band is traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada, making a stop at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The evening opens with a 7 p.m. cello performance by New Age composer/producer Hans Christian. GuruGanesha Band (led by guitarist and devotional music pioneer GuruGanesha Singh) performs at 7:10 p.m. and headliners Deva Premal & Miten with Manose Singh and Maneesh de Moor take the stage at 9 p.m. That group is a world music outfit in the truest sense. German-born, classically trained musician Premal and British-born, singer-songwriter Miten met in 1990 at the ashram of Indian mystic, Osho. Together they've released a series of highly regarded albums. Manrose, from Nepal, is a bamboo flutist; he plays both rock and jazz. Show starts at 7 p.m. $30-$108. — Alli Marshall X

Marshall readies for Art on the Island Dreaming of an island getaway but stuck in the mountains? Look no further than Marshall for its annual Art on the Island Festival located on Blannahassett Island, just over the bridge from Main Street. “Last year was our first year to organize our arts festival on the island here in Marshall,” says Laura Boosinger, executive director of the Madison County Arts Council. “Artists and visitors alike loved the park-like setting.” This year’s festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.. The event will feature potters, fiber artists, wood turners, food and music. A tree-lined picnic area overlooking the French Broad will give folks a place to take a quick snack break. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. Few towns can boast an island like Blannahassett, a tiny land mass bordered on all sides by the French Broad River, which runs through the heart of Marshall. According to town folklore, Marshall is “a mile long, a street wide, sky high and hell deep.” The town has seen a rebirth as artists, cafés, galleries, homemade pot pies and ice cream shops move in. For more information visit or call 649-1301. — From Madison County Arts Council X

Catch a reel at Fly Fishing Film Fest Whether you enjoy reeling in fish or watching reels of film with fish, there’s an event just for you. Be sure to catch the 2013 International Fly Fishing Film Festival, featuring short and feature-length films produced by professional and amateur filmmakers from around the globe. The event will be held at Highland Brewing Company on Thursday, Oct. 3, starting at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Lowdown food truck will also be on site. From gigantic trout in New Zealand to leaping salmon in Alaska, the festival showcases what organizers call “the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.” Some of the film’s titles include Cast Alaska II by Cross Current Fishing Productions, The Last Salmon Forest by Detonation Studios and Only the River Knows by Fly Max Films. Tickets are available at Hunter Banks fly fishing retail shop at 29 Montford Ave. in Asheville and online at — Julia Ritchey X


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by Alli Marshall

Sound Track

the room. Alligator Indian holds an EP release show for More Songs About Animals and TV at Apothecary on Thursday, Sept. 26. Molly Nilsson and Nick James also perform. 9 p.m., $5-$7. red Honey and tHe pleasure CHest By REd honEy

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More songs about aniMals and tV By aLLigatoR indian “You guys have an amazingly beautiful and bizarre sound,” wrote one commenter about the Alligator Indian song “Corpsing.” It’s an apt summation for the twitchy-ethereal, other-worldly sonic-scapes crafted by the local surreal-pop band. Electronics and vocals leap and swoop interchangeably, sometimes with aching beauty, sometimes as discordant as one red sock in a washer full of whites. That track appears on the band’s new EP, More Songs About Animals and TV, released recently. “Revar Yu Droem” starts off with children’s voices and then drone (either vocal or instrumental) with the lush, resonant voice of Spooky Bubble. Band mem-

ber Christian Church provides (vocally) the baritone Gregorian monk to her soaring Agnes of God. The song nods to Enigma without being ’90s-retro. Instead, it’s heavy and gorgeous and weird and makes you want to dance all Thom Yorke-like. “PUF//FIN” leans ’80s in its dark and sparkly new wave-ness. But, with its dance beats and layered vocals, its reverb and static, the song is more futuristic than reminiscent. It’s a solidly cool pop offering. Though pop rarely dares to look into the abyss, this song pretty much moves in and starts hanging up posters. “Later, Data Dog” creeps and slinks on ascending and descending scales. It’s not the sort of song you can cozy up to, but it’s endlessly interesting. Prickly, icy, atonal, meditative but unsettling, eerily appealing. The percussion pops and crackles beneath Spooky Bubble’s smooth voice, a vocal that never loses its polish yet never cares about being the prettiest thing in the room. Which, of course, makes it the prettiest thing in

From the first track, “123,” the almost-slinky, sticks-on-rims drumming sets Red Honey and the Pleasure Chest (the new album by local blues/ country/rock outfit Red Honey) apart. The percussion explodes, fullkit, as guitars warble spacily and front woman Erika Jane Ferraby’s voice accelerates into something of a howl. The song builds slow and mean, a threat or a promise. Either way, it portends a wild ride. “Bang Bang!” unleashes a maelstrom of cymbals and heavy guitars. Though one of the record’s shortest tracks, it’s also one of the most zealous. The band’s energy and dynamism can be felt just as well in the mediative peril of “Blackbird.” That song, part stomp and chant, whips and churns from some unfathomable depth. It resounds with tambourine and voodoo. “So Cold” is a stand-out for its raw emotionalism and for the range Ferraby achieves. “Why do you have to have control?” she asks some unknown love/assailant, but she’s

the one wielding absolute authority. Ferraby’s upper register retains a sweetness (albeit a sweetness with a dangerous edge) that pummels and tosses the song against its own dusky boundaries. “Muhammad Ali” has rockabilly roots, borrowing words from the quotable boxer and changing time signatures with gymnastic agility. It’s a song made for drinking and boozy dancing. But that sound, though fun, is niche, and it’s a relief to get back to the boomy production (thanks to Julian Dryer and Marcel Anton) and garage sensibilities. “So light up your match, and dip it in fuel,” Jane sneers on “How Can I Love You,” one of the band’s grungier offerings. More info at X

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On new album, funk favorites push boundaries and interpret dreams

Five years can be a long time to wait for anything. If the body’s cells regenerate every seven years, after five years you’re more the new self than the old one. After 11 years of recording and performing, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band has regenerated more than once, which is partly why five years passed between the group’s first two records, 2007’s Now You Know and last year’s Doin’ It Hard. But the Booty Band’s latest release, Onward!, signals a new pace as much as a new direction — and, when it comes to inspiration, a new dimension. “Mary Frances is an interesting one,” trombonist Derrick Johnson says of the Booty 2.0 singer who also plays keys. “She has music


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come to her in dreams, and she wakes up singing it. We have one song called ‘The Dream Song’ in which Garry Shider came to her in a dream — he was Starchild in P-Funk, and he had just passed away — and she woke us up and was like, ‘Garry just came to me in a dream with a song.’” Even when the grooves aren’t being astrally projected into their heads, the Booty Band finds inspiration for songwriting elsewhere. “When you have somebody that can pull something out of the middle of a dream state, it inspires you to push a little bit harder to write a really killer song,” Johnson says. “Some of our songs take cues from old P-Funk and the Ohio Players or, on some of the production themes, we experiment like the Mars Volta. We’re never afraid to push boundaries, so we’ll have a spaced-out section in the middle of a funk song.” The band’s eclectic nature may have been heightened in part by constant lineup changes and the

ebb and flow of inspiration that comes with them. “Putting out an album is a big adventure,” Johnson says. “We’ve gone through a few drummers between then and now. Our old drummer ended up getting prostate cancer and having to leave the band, so we went through a spell of trying

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to find different drummers.” The band finally rounded out itssound with Lee Allen on drums and Frances on keys and vocals. “We were like, ‘OK, it’s time. We need

to put out an album so that people will know the sound of Booty Band,’” says Johnson. The group plans to continue releasing albums annually to make up for lost time. The release show Friday will be a special treat for Asheville — the rest of the country doesn’t get to hear Onward! until Oct. 22. Additionally, guests who arrive at The Orange Peel before 9:30 p.m. will get a free digital copy of the album and some free tracks by openers The Fritz and DJ Adam Strange. It’s just a small way for the Booty Band to give thanks to the town that’s nurtured them. “We’ve had really big productions and they’ve all been tested out in Asheville, and the town loves it, so they keep us fresh and not worried about trying to do something completely ridiculous,” Johnson says. “When we played at Bele Chere, our bass player went crowd-surfing on an air mattress. No one in Asheville batted an eye. They just loved it. That’s the type of energy and support that you have to have before you take it to a national level.” X

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Alex Krug Combo

The Broadcast Self-described “ground-shaking, soul-driven powerhouse” collective The Broadcast has not only been busily playing shows around the area and across the country (140 dates last year!), they’ve also been at work on sophomore album Dodge the Arrow. “The blood, the sweat, the tears, the touring, the van breaking down,” writes the band in a recent blog post. “2013 has been a crazy year and we can’t think of a more perfect way to end it than to tie it with the most beautiful bow of all — a brand spankin’ new record!” Dodge kicks off with Caitlin Krisko’s powerful rasp, backed by dynamic instrumentals and driving grooves. The Broadcast holds an album release party at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Sept. 27. David Earl & the Plowshares and The Deluge also perform. 8 p.m., $10/$12.

Local singer-songwriter Alex Krug has been having a big year. With her band (Kevin Lampson on upright bass, Rachel Gramig on harmonizing vocals, Kyle Samples on electric guitar), she’s opened for Donna the Buffalo and Erin McKeown, and released a new album: Divers. Krug, a Maryland transplant, grew up in a family of blacksmiths. “This unique upbringing as well as time spent in the forest, rivers, hilly farmlands and state park nearby undoubtedly helped cultivate a style that has been described as ‘woods Americana,’” says a press release. That earthiness remains at the heart of the Alex Krug Combo. They play Isis Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 27. Ten Cent Orchestra also performs. 8 p.m., $8.

Just Die! Local hardcore and thrash outfit Just Die! was voted best punk band three years in a row by Xpress readers. The quartet (vocalist Steve Shell, drummer Dave Reinhardt, Jay McBones on bass and guitarist Matt Evans) posted this simple Facebook bio: “Encouraging High Fives Since ‘06.” Those happy high fives will be missed: The band has also posted a tombstone on that same Facebook page, along with a final show date. “Seven years of bad luck come to an end,” they joke about that last hurrah at The Odditorium. Send the band out in style on Saturday, Sept. 28. Fairground Avenue (reunion show), The Rice Cakes, Drunk in a Dumpster and Suicidal Crack Babies (last show) also perform. 7 p.m., $5. Photo by Angela Owens


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Sigur Rós There is nothing about Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós that is not exotic, from the dreamy, sweeping instrumentals to front man Jónsi Birgisson’s ethereal falsetto. You don’t listen to Sigur Rós so much as absorb the otherworldly soundscapes and sonic tapestries they weave with bowed guitar, keyboards, samples and auxiliary instruments (glockenspiel, toy piano, oboe). This June, the band released its seventh album, Kveikur, with the densely metallic single “Brennisteinn.” The whole album, a bracing sea change from last year’s Valtari, quakes and shudders at its dark heart, all haunted chasms and sinew. The dream-pop here is fractured by industrial tumult and shrill feedback that moves like icebergs luring ships to a watery grave. That’s probably got something to do with why they’ve just been tapped for an appearance in season four of Game of Thrones. The band plays the U.S. Cellular Center on Saturday, Sept. 28. 8 p.m. $38/$43. Photo by Ryan McGinley

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BlAck MountAin AlE housE Bluegrass jam, 9pm

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moRE iS moRE: Texas- and New York-based fusion outfit Snarky Puppy isn’t a band in the traditional sense: it’s a collective of nearly 30 musicians swapping styles, instruments and influences to produce what bandleader Michael League has described as “jafunkadansion.” The highly respected ensemble visits Asheville on Thursday, Sept. 26 for a performance at Isis.

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zuMA coffEE Open mic w/ Greg & Lucretia Speas, 6pm

isis rEstAurAnt AnD Music hAll Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband (bluegrass) w/ Phoebe Hunt (singer-songwriter), 7pm

cluB ElEvEn on grovE Salsa night, 10pm

thursDAy, sEpt. 26 5 WAlnut WinE BAr The Big Nasty (ragtime jazz), 8-10pm AltAMont BrEWing coMpAny Stuart McNair (singer-songwriter), 9pm AshEvillE Music hAll Snarky Puppy (fusion, experimental) w/ Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, 10pm BlAck MountAin AlE housE Lyric (R&B, soul, pop), 9pm ByWAtEr Game night, 8pm cluB hAirsprAy Karaoke, 8pm cluB rEMix Reggae dance night, 9pm cork & kEg Vollie McKenzie (popular covers, jazz standards), 5:30pm

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

AshEvillE Music hAll Edge Michael & Rub a Dub Band (reggae) w/ Steve Martinez, 10pm

DouBlE croWn Hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm EMErAlD loungE Pawtooth (rock) w/ Aloha Radio, 9pm frEnch BroAD BrEWEry tAsting rooM The Low Counts (Americana, rock), 6pm

MEtrosphErE Turn up Thursdays (roots reggae), 10pm

grEy EAglE Music hAll & tAvErn The Broadcast (rock, soul) album release w/ David Earl & the Plowshares & The Deluge, 9pm

o.hEnry's/tug Open mic w/ Jill Siler, 8pm

highlAnD BrEWing coMpAny Delta Moon (Americana, blues), 6pm

oDDitoriuM Ruidosa Inmundicia (punk), 9pm

isis rEstAurAnt AnD Music hAll Alex Krug Combo (roots, folk) w/ Ten Cent Orchestra (chamber folk), 8pm

olivE or tWist Old-school swing lessons, 7pm 3 Cool Cats, 8pm

JAck of hEArts puB Shine Brothers (pop), 9pm

orAngE pEEl City & Colour (folk rock, pop) w/ Lucy Rose, 8pm

JAck of thE WooD puB Goner (indie rock) w/ Dulci Ellenberger, 9pm

pAck's tAvErn Scott Raines & Jeff Anders (acoustic, rock), 9pm

MillrooM Dance party w/ DJ Harry Darnell, 9pm

phoEnix loungE

nAtivE kitchEn & sociAl puB



SATURDAY • SEPTEMBER 28 Alarm Clock Duo (alt-country), 7:30pm o.hEnry's/tug Kings & Queens w/ DJs Vein Brocade & XO, 9pm oDDitoriuM Third Seven (folk) w/ The Sweater Set & Zebulon Wright, 9pm olivE or tWist 3 Cool Cats (vintage rock, swing), 8:30pm orAngE pEEl Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band (funk) w/ The Fritz & DJ Adam Strange, 9pm pAck's tAvErn DJ OCelate (dance, pop, hits), 9pm pisgAh BrEWing coMpAny The Blue Dogs (Americana), 9pm root BAr no. 1 Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 9:30pm

grEy EAglE Music hAll & tAvErn Bandswap Fort Collins: Yawpers w/ Enlightened Rogues, 9pm

lExington AvE BrEWEry (lAB) Emily Easterly (singer-songwriter, rock, pop) w/ Jaye Bartell, 9:30pm MillrooM Mitis w/ Kicks 'n' Licks, Mahi & Dollphen (electronic, dance), 9pm

olivE or tWist Ruby Mayfield Band (rock, Motown), 8:30pm

tAllgAry's cAntinA Lyric (R&B, funk, pop), 9:30pm

onE stop DEli & BAr Bluegrass brunch w/ Grits & Soul, 11am

thE sociAl Jeff Thompson (singer-songwriter), 9:30pm

orAngE pEEl Ani DiFranco (singer-songwriter, folk, pop) w/ Pearl & the Beard, 9pm

vAnuAtu kAvA BAr Kava Bar Duo (electro-coustic improv), 8:30pm vincEnzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WhitE horsE One Leg Up (gypsy swing) & Peggy Ratusz (cabaret jazz), 8pm Wxyz loungE Secret B-Sides (soul, R&B), 9pm

sAturDAy, sEpt. 28 5 WAlnut WinE BAr Even the Animals, 10pm AltAMont BrEWing coMpAny Normal benefit for Todd Simpson, 9pm ApothEcAry Late Show Asheville Tonight (comedy) feat. Doc Aquatic, 9pm AshEvillE Music hAll Iron Horse (bluegrass) w/ Jon Stickley Trio & Mountain Feist, 10pm

pAck's tAvErn 96.5 House Band (classic hits), 9pm purplE onion cAfE Shana Blake Band (soul), 8pm root BAr no. 1 Pisces Rising (indie folk), 9:30pm scAnDAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am sMokEy's AftEr DArk Karaoke, 10pm southErn AppAlAchiAn BrEWEry Junction 280 (bluegrass), 8pm

thE sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm

cork & kEg Old-time jam, 8pm crEEksiDE tAphousE Jam Boogie Band (jam, boogie), 7pm DouBlE croWn Saturday shakedown, 9pm EMErAlD loungE Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work (Americana) w/ John & Jacob, 9pm


Thur RYAN SHUPE & THE RUBBER BAND 9/26 W/ Phoebe Hunt 8:30pm • $10/$12 Fri 9/27 ALEX KRUG COMBO w/ Chelsea LeBate & Ten Cent Orchestra 8pm • $8/$10 Wed 10/2 CASH’D OUT (JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE) 9pm • $5 Thur 10/3 GRANT PEEPLES 8pm • $10/$12 Fri 10/4 THE STRAY BIRDS w/ Hannah Seng & Topher Stephens 9pm • $8/$10 Thur 10/10 THE ASHEVILLE COMEDY BENEFIT FOR XANDER

Full Bar

w/ Headliner Mo Alexander 9pm • $15/$20

Fri 10/11 TOWN MOUNTAIN 9pm • $10/$12 Every Sunday JAZZ SHOWCASE 6pm - 11pm • $5 Every Tuesday BLUEGRASS SESSIONS 9pm - 11pm Laid Back wednesdays LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO 6pm - 9pm


tiMo's housE Space Truckers (rock, blues), Sex Knuckle (rock), 10pm toWn puMp Croon & Cadence (rock), 9pm trAilhEAD rEstAurAnt AnD BAr The Accomplices ("blues-grass"), 7pm

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

cluB hAirsprAy DJ Brian Sparxxx, 8pm


thoMAs WolfE AuDitoriuM Sigur Ros (post-rock, indie), 8pm

BoilEr rooM Bleedseason w/ Skylight Heights, Slave of Conscious & Dying Whale, 9pm

cluB ElEvEn on grovE 30 Up Asheville (dance party), 9pm



tAllgAry's cAntinA Rory Kelly (rock), 9:30pm

trEssA's DoWntoWn JAzz AnD BluEs Ruby Mayfield & Friends (R&B, soul), 10pm

clAssic WinEsEllEr Musica Nostra (Mediterranean folk), 7pm

Dinner Menu till 10pm Late Night Menu till

strAightAWAy cAfE Hobos & Lace (folk, Americana), 6pm

BlAck MountAin AlE housE David Zoll Trio (rock, retro pop), 9pm

ByWAtEr Colonel Bruce Hampton (blues, jazz, jam), 9pm


JAck of thE WooD puB Sons of Ralph (bluegrass, folk), 9pm

strAightAWAy cAfE Desperado (folk, Americana), 6pm

trEssA's DoWntoWn JAzz AnD BluEs Fine Grit (R&B, soul, funk), 10pm


JAck of hEArts puB Grits & Soul (country, roots), 9pm

oDDitoriuM Just Die! (last show) w/ Suicidal Crack Babies, Fairground Avenue, Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes & Drunk in a Dumpster, 8pm

toWn puMp Wink Keziah (honky-tonk), 9pm



highlAnD BrEWing coMpAny Hellbilly Hootenanny, 2pm

scAnDAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

tiMo's housE Omingnome (blues, jazz, rock), 10pm


frEnch BroAD BrEWEry tAsting rooM Dave Dribbon & the Stomping Rain (rock), 6pm

WAtEr'n holE Barbed Wire (rock), 10pm WhitE horsE Roy Book Binder (acoustic blues), 8pm Wxyz loungE DJ Adam (lounge), 10pm

sunDAy, sEpt. 29 5 WAlnut WinE BAr Mande Foly (African rhythm), 7pm BlAck MountAin AlE housE Jazz brunch w/ Mike Gray Trio, 11:30am ByWAtEr Breast cancer benefit feat. Caribbean Cowboys & The River Rats, 1-6pm cluB hAirsprAy

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DJ Ra Mac, 8pm DouBlE croWn Soul gospel Sunday w/ DJ Sweet Daddy Swamee, 6pm Karaoke w/ KJ JD, 10pm

Full Bar 27 Beers On Tap

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

Live Music • Daily Specials BREWERY NIGHT

WED 9.18

feat. Natty Greene’s

THUR 9.19













BLUES JAM with Westville Allstars Shrimp ‘n Grits • $3.50 RUM DRINKS

11:30am-2am Mon-Fri / 10:30am-2am Sat-Sun 777 Haywood road | 225-WPUB WWW.WESTVILLEPUB.COM

EMErAlD loungE Chrome Sparks (electronic) w/ Hi Alta & Splynter, 9pm grEy EAglE Music hAll & tAvErn Natalie Coppel benefit feat. Amanda Platt, Dave Dribbon & the Stomping Rain & more, 4:30pm grovE pArk inn grEAt hAll Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon isis rEstAurAnt AnD Music hAll Upstairs: Billy the Kid & the Outlaws (jazz), 6pm Main stage: Bob Sheppard (jazz), 8pm JAck of thE WooD puB Irish session, 3pm Cutthroat Shamrock (Celtic punk), 9pm loBstEr trAp Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm oDDitoriuM Hearts Gone South (country, honky tonk) w/ Brody Douglas Hunt & Maggie & Her Mistakes (country), 8pm onE stop DEli & BAr Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am Jahman Brahman (rock, jam) w/ TreeHouse, 8pm orAngE pEEl Walk the Moon (indie-pop) w/ Magic Man, 9pm scAnDAls nightcluB Blue Ridge Pride King/Queen pageant, 10pm strAightAWAy cAfE Chris Rhodes (folk, Americana), 6pm tAllgAry's cAntinA Sick Sound Sundays (DJ), 9pm thE sociAl '80s vinyl night, 8pm vincEnzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WhitE horsE Bayou Diesel (Cajun, zydeco) & Carolina Gator Gumbo, 6pm


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


THU. 9/26 Scott Raines & Jeff Anders (acoustic rock)

FRI. 9/27

DJ OCelate

(dance, pop hits)

SAT. 9/28 “The Mix” 96.5 House Band (classic hits)

MonDAy, sEpt. 30 5 WAlnut WinE BAr Sufi Brothers (bluegrass, folk), 8pm ApothEcAry Derek Poteat (experimental bass) album release feat. Greg Waltzer, 9pm ByWAtEr Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm EMErAlD loungE Vinyl night w/ DJ Ra Mak, 9pm JAck of thE WooD puB Youngblood Brass Band (brass), 10pm

SEPtEmBER 25 - octoBER 1, 2013

tuEsDAy, oct. 1 AltAMont BrEWing coMpAny Open mic, 8pm

oskAr BluEs BrEWEry Old-time jam, 6-8pm

AshEvillE Music hAll Funk jam, 11pm

sly grog loungE Trivia night, 7pm

cluB ElEvEn on grovE Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance, 8:30pm

thE sociAl College Night w/ Shibby (rock), 9pm tigEr MountAin thirst pArlour Honky-tonk (classic country & rockabilly) w/ DJ Lorruh, David Wayne Gay & Brody Douglas Hunt, 10pm tiMo's housE Open jam, 9pm

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


Blues & BBQ w/ Steve Davidowski & friends, 7pm

oDDitoriuM Shocked Minds (punk) w/ Church Jerks, Prick Bigot & The Budget, 9pm

trEssA's DoWntoWn JAzz AnD BluEs Scary-Oke, 10pm


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cluB hAirsprAy Trivia night, 8pm cluB rEMix DJ party w/ open requests, 9pm crEEksiDE tAphousE Bluegrass jam, 7pm EMErAlD loungE Black Robin Hero w/ The Fleeting Ends & Model Stranger, 9pm

WAtEr'n holE Open mic, 9pm

isis rEstAurAnt AnD Music hAll Bluegrass sessions, 9pm

WEstvillE puB Trivia night, 8pm

JAck of thE WooD puB Singer-songwriters in the round, 7pm Shawn James & the Shapeshifters (blues, folk, soul), 9pm

zuMA coffEE

jack of thE wood 252-5445 LExington avEnuE BREwERy 252-0212 thE LoBStER tRaP 350-0505 mEtRoShERE 258-2027 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 thiRSt PaRLouR 407-0666 timo’S houSE 575-2886 town PumP 357-5075 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

Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm BlAck MountAin AlE housE Bluegrass jam, 9pm BluE MountAin pizzA & BrEW puB Open mic, 7pm

SAT. SepT 28

cluB hAirsprAy Requests w/ DJ Ace of Spade, 8pm

Emily EastErly

cork & kEg Tom Leiner ("baby boomer flashbacks"), 7:30pm

w/ JayE BartEll

EMErAlD loungE Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm

Backstage • 9:30PM • $5 wed. ocT 2

grEy EAglE Music hAll & tAvErn Eilen Jewell (Americana, folk, blues, country) w/ Ernie Hendrickson, 8pm

cacaw,thE volt Per octaves & graPh raBBit Backstage • 8:30PM • $5

isis rEstAurAnt AnD Music hAll Live music on the patio, 6pm Cash'd Out (Johnny Cash tribute), 9pm JAck of thE WooD puB Old-time jam, 5pm lExington AvE BrEWEry (lAB) Cacaw (avant-jazz, synth rock) w/ The Volt Per Octaves & Graph Rabbit, 8:30pm

SAT. ocT 5

MEtrosphErE People's variety show & open mic, 9pm

thE amErican gonzos

oDDitoriuM Malcolm Tent w/ Blood Summer & Dharmamine (punk), 9pm olivE or tWist East Coast swing lessons, 7pm

w/ the luxury sPirit & hoPe griffin Band

onE stop DEli & BAr Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, 6:30pm

9:30PM • $5

orAngE pEEl Three Days Grace (rock) w/ The Redcoats Are Coming, 9pm pisgAh BrEWing coMpAny Everydays (Americana), 6pm sly grog loungE Open mic, 7pm thE sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm tiMo's housE Blues night, 9pm trEssA's DoWntoWn JAzz AnD BluEs Wednesday night jazz, 8:30pm vincEnzo's Bistro Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm WhitE horsE Dave Douglas Quintet (jazz), 7:30pm yAcht cluB Open jam w/ Justin Brophy of the Go Devils, 9pm

MArkEt plAcE The Rat Alley Cats (jazz), 7-10pm oDDitoriuM Comedy open mic w/ Tom Peters, 9pm onE stop DEli & BAr Two for Tuesday feat. Electrochemical & Koala Tea Musik, 8pm orAngE pEEl Passion Pit (indie pop) w/ The Joy Formidable, 9pm tiMo's housE Open mic variety show, 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

WEDnEsDAy, oct. 2 AshEvillE Music hAll Ott (electronic) w/ Aligning Minds & Paper Tiger, 10pm AthEnA's cluB Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, blues), 7pm BArlEy's tAprooM

zuMA coffEE Open mic w/ Greg & Lucretia Speas, 6pm

thursDAy, oct. 3 ByWAtEr Game night, 8pm cluB ElEvEn on grovE Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School (live drawing), 6:30pm cluB hAirsprAy Karaoke, 8pm cluB rEMix Reggae dance night, 9pm crEEksiDE tAphousE Open mic, 8pm DouBlE croWn Clear Plastic Masks (rock) & The Shine Brothers (pop), 9pm grEy EAglE Music hAll & tAvErn Cody Chesnutt (singer-songwriter, soul) w/ Myron & E, 9pm isis rEstAurAnt AnD Music hAll Grant Peeples, 8pm JAck of hEArts puB Old-time jam, 7pm JAck of thE WooD puB Bluegrass jam, 7pm

SEPtEmBER 25 - octoBER 1, 2013




oDDitoriuM FenCare benefit, 9pm olivE or tWist Old-school swing lessons, 7pm 3 Cool Cats, 8pm

65 Domestics & Micros • Nightly Drink Specials



Mon- Thur 4pm-2am • Fri-Sun 12pm-2am

87 Patton Ave., Asheville

Tues||Oct 1

Singer Songwriters

in the Round • 7-9pm FREE

Shawn James & The Shapeshifters • 9pm FREE Haunting Folk & Hard Hitting Soulful Blues

Johnny Appleseed w/ Locust Honey String Band • 9pm $7 Sat|Oct 5 Dr Dan & The Looters

Fri|Oct 4

Goner w/ Dulci Ellenberger Fri|Sept 27

Jack of the Wood welcomes back 2 of our favorite acts • 9pm $5

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Warren Haynes Christmas Jammer

The River Rats

with Soul and Rock n Roll • 9pm $7

onE stop DEli & BAr Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (funk, rock, jam) w/ Makayan, 10pm orAngE pEEl Goblin (prog rock) w/ Secret Chiefs 3, 8pm oskAr BluEs BrEWEry Heather Luttrell (Americana), 6pm pAck's tAvErn Ashli Rose (indie, folk), 9pm pisgAh BrEWing coMpAny Mountain Standard Time (newgrass), 9pm purplE onion cAfE Chris Padgett (of Stereofidelics), 7:30pm scAnDAls nightcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am tAllgAry's cAntinA Thunder Beat Thursdays (live DJ), 9:30pm thE sociAl Salsa dancing, 9pm tiMo's housE Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 9pm trEssA's DoWntoWn JAzz AnD BluEs The Westsound Revue (R&B, soul), 8:30pm vincEnzo's Bistro Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm WAtEr'n holE Karaoke, 10pm WhitE horsE Crooked Pine w/ Hogtown Squealers (bluegrass, Appalachian), 7:30pm

a LitERaL PSEudonym: City and Colour, the recording project of Alexisonfire’s Dallas Green, is noted for its gentle melodies and often somber aesthetic. The Canadian songwriter visits The Orange Peel on Thursday, Sept. 26 in support of his latest full length, The Hurry and the Harm, released in June.

252.5445 • Wxyz loungE Turkish Delight (gypsy jazz), 7pm yAcht cluB Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm zuMA coffEE Bluegrass jam w/ Bobby Hicks, 7pm

Sat|Sept 28

Sons of Ralph

Outlaw Mtn Music • 9pm $8

Sun|Sept 29

Cutthroat Shamrock

Appalacian Punk Rock 9pm $7

friDAy, oct. 4

Fri|Sept 27

AltAMont thEAtEr Leon Redbone (jazz, blues), 8pm

The Shine

AshEvillE Music hAll Enter the Haggis (rock, folk), 10pm


BlAck MountAin AlE housE Hank West & the Smokin' Hots (indie rock), 9pm

Rock n Roll ex Black Angels 9pm FREE

BoilEr rooM Mindshapefist high school reunion '93 (hard rock) w/ Unit 50, 9pm

Sat|Sept 28

Grits & Soul Country Fried Music

Mon|Sept 30

Youngblood Brass Band 10-piece Big Band Band, Globe-Trotting Riot Jazzers • 10pm $7

SUN Celtic Irish Session 5pm til ? MON Quizzo! 7-9p SINGER SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 1st & 3rd Tuesdays • WED Old-Time 4p THURS Bluegrass Jam 6 or 7pm

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Sat|Oct 5

Sweet Knievel

Open Daily at 11:30 • Sunday Brunch Entertainment & Live Music Weekly QUIZZO! (Trivia Fun) Tuesdays 7pm OLD TIME JAM Thursdays 7pm SINGER SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 2nd & 4th Mondays 7-9pm

10 South Main • Weaverville 645.2700 •

cluB ElEvEn on grovE DJ Jam (old-school hip-hop, R&B, funk), 9pm DouBlE croWn Hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm grEy EAglE Music hAll & tAvErn Unknown Hinson (psychobilly) w/ Justin Wells, 9pm highlAnD BrEWing coMpAny Live music, 6pm isis rEstAurAnt AnD Music hAll The Stray Birds (Americana, folk), 9pm JAck of thE WooD puB Johnny Appleseed (country) w/ Locust Honey String Band, 9pm oDDitoriuM Al "Coffee" McDaniel w/ Nancy SImmons (blues, rock), 9pm olivE or tWist 3 Cool Cats (vintage rock, swing), 8:30pm

SAtuRdAy cHicken & WAffleS Sunday Brunch

pinball, foosball, ping-pong & a kickass jukebox kitchen open until late 504 Haywood Rd. West Asheville • 828-255-1109 “It’s bigger than it looks!”

EaSt mEEtS wESt: Asheville gets a taste of the Rockies on Saturday, Sept. 28 when The Grey Eagle hosts Bandswap, “an initiative designed to create and grow relationships between Fort Collins’ thriving independent musicians with like-minded artists in cities around the U.S.” Featuring Colorado-based rock/Americana outfit The Yawpers (pictured) and Asheville’s own Enlightened Rogues.

onE stop DEli & BAr Peripheral w/ 10th Letter, Deku, Samuel Paradise, Cosmoore & EmE (electronic), 10pm onEfiftyonE BoutiquE BAr Jeff Santiago (acoustic rock), 7pm pAck's tAvErn DJ Moto (dance, pop, hits), 9pm pisgAh BrEWing coMpAny The Archrivals (jazz, rock, fusion), 8pm scAnDAls nightcluB Zumba, 7pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am


The Grey Eagle & Geniass present


strAightAWAy cAfE Pilgrim (improv, jam), 6pm tAllgAry's cAntinA Sex Knuckle (rock), 9:30pm vincEnzo's Bistro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WhitE horsE Jimmy Landry, Chris Rosser & Jennifer Daniels (singersongwriters), 8pm Wxyz loungE Ms. Amandi (lounge), 10pm


THUR 9/26 • 9PM • $18/$20 FRI 9/27

SAT 9/28


A True Gentleman’s Club


Over 40 Entertainers!


SUN 9/29

WED 10/2 THU 10/3






Album Release Show w/ David Earl & The Plowshares & The Deluge 9pm • $10/$12




w/ The Yawpers & Enlightened Rogues 9pm • $8


For Natalie Coppel & Family w/ Amanda Platt & Friends, Dave Dribbon & the Stomping Rain 4:30pm • $10 minimum donation

EILEN JEWELL w/ Ernie Hendrickson 8pm • $10/$12


w/ Myron & E • 9pm • $15/$18

FRI UNKNOWN HINSON 10/4 w/ Justin Wells (of Fifth on the Floor) 9pm • $15/$18

SAT 10/5

SEAN HAYES w/ The Blank Tapes 8pm • $17/$20

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FRiday, SEPTEMBER 27 ThuRSday, OCTOBER 3 Due to possible scheduling changes, moviegoers may want to confirm showtimes with theaters.

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PLayERS: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Tracey Fairaway, Tavi Gevinson ROManTiC COMEdy RaTEd PG-13 ThE STORy: A woman finds her romance with a seemingly compatible man undermined when it turns out that he’s the ex-husband of a new friend of hers. ThE LOWdOWn: Unfailingly pleasant but awkwardly plotted film that ultimately wins out on the strength of James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said presents a slightly tricky situation. On the one hand, there’s a tendency to want to overpraise the film just because it contains one of the last performances (there’s one more to come) by James Gandolfini. On the other hand, Gandolfini’s death hovers over the movie, making it something of a bittersweet experience. Now having said that, Enough Said is certainly a likable and pleasant little movie. It’s hard not to care about the characters even when they do something stupid — and they do more than their share of stupid. It’s consistently entertaining and funny (without ever being hysterically so) — and, yes, I’d recommend it as a very nice way to spend 90 minutes at the movies. If you happen to be a fan of either Gandolfini or Julia LouisDreyfus, I’d move that recommendation up to the level of essential. Don’t misunderstand, Enough Said is not a great picture — or any-



JaMES GandOLFini and JuLia LOuiS-dREyFuS as the odd couple at the center of Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said.

thing like one — and it has one of those plots that hinges on a supposedly rational human behaving in a completely idiotic manner in order to keep that plot going right into the penultimate gloomy reel (this is a romantic comedy). The idea here is that comfortably upscale masseuse Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) falls for comfortably upscale television archivist Albert (Gandolfini) — only to discover that even more comfortably upscale poet Marianne (Catherine Keener), whom Eva has taken on as her new client and friend, is Albert’s exwife. (You will have noticed by now that everyone is comfortably upscale. That’s because this is a Nicole Holofcener picture.) Now, at this point in real life, Eva would tell Marianne that she’s dating her ex-husband. But not here. Why? Well, mostly because of what I said — it drives the film. In Holofcener’s favor, she uses this device with some degree of cleverness. Rather than just adhering to the farce-like nature of keeping two people from finding out about each other, Holofcener uses every bad thing that Marianne says about Albert to chip away at Eva’s own image of him. (When the cat’s out of the bag, Eva has allowed Marianne to “poison” their relationship.) Some of this works, but some of it is a stretch. Seriously, why would what


Marianne says about Albert being a clumsy lover suddenly manifest itself only after Eva’s been told that? More interesting (and how intentional this is may be open to question) is that the further Eva goes with her Marianneinspired re-evaluation, the more like Marianne she becomes. This is hardly desirable, since Marianne is what, down-home, we’d call a dose. This is a character so unpleasant that even Catherine Keener can’t make her likable on any level. That Holofcener has created something more like a sitcom is probably enhanced by the presence of LouisDreyfus. That particular realm is, after all, her usual province. But the truth is that Holofcener’s movies have always played a good bit like sitcoms — quirkier and more stylish and intelligent than most, but not all that far removed when stripped to their essence. This really doesn’t matter all that much, since Enough Said is a film that rises or falls on the strength of its stars, and both Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus acquit themselves admirably. Perhaps Holofcener’s greatest accomplishment here was in seeing the slightly wonky chemistry the two would have as a screen couple — and that may well be reason enough to call the film a success. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual

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content, comic violence, language and partial nudity. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas and Fine Arts Theatre

Battle of the Year HH diREctoR: Benson Lee (Planet B-Boy) PLayERS: Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, Chris Brown, Caity Lotz, Laz Alonso uPLifting dancE dRama RatEd Pg-13 thE StoRy: A down-on-his-luck exbasketball coach reluctantly takes a job coaching an American breakdancing troupe for a world competition. thE Lowdown: An overlong, mostly forgettable dance flick that adds nothing to the oversaturated teen dance drama besides uplifting sports movie schmaltz.

In the seven years I’ve been writing about film, I’ve seen more dance movies than I like to admit. Hell, I’ve even seen more than I can really remember at this point. If you really want to get down to it and have a sincere discussion about the modern dance movie, I’ll say that Battle of the Year — 2013’s 3-D dance extravaganza — is more serious-minded than, say, the Step Up series, but also less inherently absurd, and thus less fun. Neither are very good, mind you, just different sides of a limited, formulaic coin. In this case, Battle of the Year adds little beyond some uplifting sports-movie clichés, a harmless attitude and an ELO song (don’t get too excited, it’s “Mr. Blue Sky”). The film opens with hip-hop magnate Dante (Laz Alonso) wanting desperately to win the worldwide breakdancing competition, the titular Battle of the Year. To do this, he enlists his childhood friend Jason (Josh Holloway), a former basketball coach who — as we’re told through extraneous fits of exposition — has fallen into alcoholism after the tragic death of his wife and son. Reluctantly, despite his lack of dance knowledge, Jason agrees, and managing to sober up enough to shave his neckbeard, soon con-


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vinces Dante to assemble a team of America’s best b-boys. And herein lies the rub, as these all-star breakdancers don’t exactly get along, and it’s up to Jason to bring them together through tough love, montages and inspirational speeches. What follows is a lot of self-discovery for everyone involved and a lot of dudes spinning around on their heads, following the plot of pretty much every feel-good sports movie, but with dancing. And the dancing is occasionally pretty cinematic, but stylistically there’s only so much director Benson Lee is able to do with it. There’s nothing in Battle of the Year that hasn’t been reheated in a Step Up movie four times over. The movie also desperately needs about 20 minutes shorn from it — an aspect that truly cripples the film and keeps it from rising above the realm of guilty pleasure. Even the film’s generally agreeable tone isn’t enough to offset its faults and general mediocrity. Rated PG-13 for language and some rude behavior. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

Prisoners HHHH diREctoR: Denis Villeneuve PLayERS: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo myStERy thRiLLER RatEd R thE StoRy: When his daughter and her friend are kidnapped, a man takes matters into his own hands. thE Lowdown: This is really a first-rate lurid thriller that harms itself by trying too hard to be more significant than it is. Still, the mystery and thriller aspects offer sufficient compensation to make it worth a look.

Here we have another of those good movies that might have been a much better one if it hadn’t strained so hard to be more than it is. Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners is indeed

a solid — if somewhat preposterous and muddled — mystery thriller. It’s something close in style to Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991) — so close that it borrows a trick or two from that film. If it had stuck to that ... but it doesn’t. No, the film has a burning need to be “about something,” and everyone involved is determined that the viewer will realize it. Apart from the ham-fisted histrionics this tack generates, the problem is the film never knows what to do with the illusion of moral weightiness it insists upon. As a result, you get an essentially pulpy thriller that pushes you to see it as more important than it is. The premise is sound. Two little girls go missing on Thanksgiving Day. The parents are frantic — played by Keller (Hugh Jackman) and Grace Dover (Maria Bello) and Nancy (Viola Davis) and Franklin Birch (Terrence Howard). When Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) releases the only suspect, the simple-minded Alex Jones (Paul Dano), the volatile Keller erupts into a frenzy, attacking Jones as he’s released. During this attack Jones whispers to Keller, “They didn’t cry till I left them” — something no one else hears, or at least will corroborate. It is this that drives Keller to kidnap the young man, imprison him in the crumbling apartment building Keller’s late father owned, and attempt to torture the information out of him. It’s this question of torturing the simple-minded Jones that is supposed to give the film its deeper side, but whether it really deepens the film in any significant way is debatable. We know that Jones indeed needs something that he just stubbornly refuses to tell, but this wears down our sympathy somewhat. Worse, the realization that all this does produce some results — even if not in the way anticipated and not directly shown (Villeneuve likes to fade-to-black at key moments) — makes its point even more vague. If we’re to believe that Keller’s behavior is reprehensible — and somehow tied to his Lord’s Prayer-reciting, macho deerhunting mindset — the movie never offers much certainty. Mostly, all the film’s efforts at being deep seem calculated toward awards season and carefully gives its stars the chance to do something big. Jackman gets to bellow, bulge his veins, chew the scenery and generally angle for that Oscar. But Gyllenhaal — with his never-explained grimaces, twitches and blinking — is allowed his share of Oscar Bigness. Viola Davis gets to cry, and there’s no denying she always does that spectacularly well. Paul Dano gets to play mentally-challenged, which is usu-

Salinger See Justin Souther’s review in “Cranky Hanke”

Baggage Claim In an unusual move, Fox Searchlight’s Baggage Claim seems to be opening on an already overcrowded week. What is it? Well, it appears to be a romantic comedy starring the generally under-appreciated Paula Patton as a flight attendant determined to get married before her youngest sister — whose wedding is in 30 days. The idea is that she’ll jet around the country and go through her ex-boyfriends to find the right one. Yeah, you’ve heard this plot, or something like it, before. Also on board are Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs and Derek Luke. Writer-director David E. Talbert has a long list of straight-tovideo credits. (Pg-13)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 It’s the inevitable sequel to the popular 2009 film. With new directors and most of the original voice cast, this follow-up chronicles our inventor hero (Bill Hader) returning to the site of his original experiment — only to find the machine still going and weird hybrids running all over the island. (Pg)

Don Jon Here we have Joseph GordonLevitt’s debut as writer-director (he also stars) in Don Jon, a film about a guy who has incredible luck with the ladies. The only problem is that real life never matches up to his fantasy life — culled from watching porn. This is all about to be put to the test when he falls for a woman (Scarlett Johannson) with principles — principles that include him ditching the porn. Early — and pretty limited — word is good, but this looks like the sort of movie that might have benefitted from a limited release platform. (R)

Enough Said See review in “Cranky Hanke”

Storm Surfers 3D See review in “Cranky Hanke”

Rush This is getting an unusual amount of critical gush for a Ron Howard movie — presumably in part because of the screenplay by Peter Morgan, who also wrote Howard’s Frost/Nixon (2008). The question here is how many people are interested in a factbased story about the 1970s rivalry between Formula One racing drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl, Goodbye, Lenin!)? It’s limited opening last weekend suggested that such an audience exists. It will be interesting to see how that holds up in wide release this week. (R)

ally good for some kind of nomination. Acting-wise, this is one busy movie. No wonder Maria Bello spends most of the film in a kind of drugged stupor. She knows she can’t compete with all this. The thing is, while all this industrial strength acting is going on, there’s also a pretty engrossing mystery afoot that keeps your attention. Oh, the red herrings — especially, the central one — can be a bit much, and the plot is ultimately pretty hard to swallow, though I will say its big twist isn’t as out-of-nowhere as some have said. (In other words, you’ve been played fair.) But for all that, as a mystery, Prisoners manages to be compelling in spite of its overbearing attempts at some kind of profundity. Rated R for disturbing, violent content, including torture and language throughout. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

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funny fAcE • TU (10/1), 3pm - The Audrey Hepburn film series will screen Funny Face in Pack Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium. Free. Info: 250-4700. intErnAtionAl fly fishing filM fEstivAl • TH (10/3), 7pm - The International Fly Fishing Film Festival will feature short and feature length films about the lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.

Held at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway. $15. Info: MoviE night At colony EArth • TUESDAYS, 8pm - Colony Earth screens feature films, documentaries and more. By donation. Info and location: rEAlly scAry MoviE night • TH (9/26), 7pm - Really Scary Movie Night will feature a screening of the documentary Genetic Roulette at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room E-102. Free. Info: suBliME frEquEnciEs • WE (9/25), 7:30pm - Sublime Frequencies will screen Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast and The Divine River: Ceremonial Pageantry in the Sahel in WCU’s University Center theater. Free. Info: tryon connEction filM sEriEs • TU (10/1), 7pm - An evening of silent movies will be held at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. $5. Info: or 859-8322.

Salinger HH diREctoR: Shane Salerno PLayERS: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Martin Sheen, A. Scott Berg, Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal documEntaRy RatEd Pg-13 thE StoRy: An in-depth look at the life of mysterious writer J.D. Salinger. thE Lowdown: A scatterbrained, confusing documentary full of hearsay.

As filmmaking, it’s uninspired. As journalism, it’s shoddy. As biography, it’s muddled. Shane Salerno’s Salinger is all of these things and less — a confusing, meandering and ultimately pointless look into the life of writer J.D. Salinger. The story of the author of The Catcher in the Rye, who spent most of his life in seclusion, is obviously a curious tale, since so much of his later life is veiled in mystery. And while it’s obvious that Salerno — who spent years researching and filming Salinger — is fully engrossed in the topic, the film lacks a clear, focused direction, trying to squeeze too many tangents, stories and interviews into its runtime. The result is a frustrating, scattershot documentary with no obvious thesis

and even shakier intentions. In most ways, it’s easier to list what Salinger does wrong, since it doesn’t do a whole lot right. Early on, we’re told that Salinger (who’s occasionally approximated onscreen by a double who looks distractingly and confoundingly nothing like the man) had a natural distrust for education and being told what is true and what to believe by teachers and the establishment. We’re then subjected to two hours of hearsay and secondhand stories, some told by Salinger scholars and contemporaries, others told by people with obvious axes to grind, most of it rarely escaping the level of pop psychology. His surviving family — his widow, his son, his daughter — are never interviewed, and it’s not clear if Salerno even approached them. Instead, for some unknown reason, we’re left to hear from Martin Sheen and Ed Norton (who shows up for about 10 seconds to read a letter), even though none of them actually knew the man or appear to have any connection to his work. (The trailer’s promise of including such luminous literary critics as Judd Apatow and Danny DeVito is thankfully unfulfilled.) Tom Wolfe shows up to tell a story he heard from True Grit author Charles Portis — a story, mind you, he admits he may not remember correctly — who once accidentally encountered Salinger. Where is Portis to corroborate this story? Who knows. The film would rather have Philip Seymour Hoffman pop up to explain how hard it is to be famous. The movie never has a good grasp on Salinger the man, sometimes painting him as a fragile genius and other times as a maddening tyrant. Don’t be mistaken, this isn’t for the purpose of illustrating a complex man. Salinger is far too unorganized for that, as its narrative jumps around, occasionally folding in on itself and contradicting facets of the story it just told, while never bothering to flesh out its ideas (if this were a college paper, it’d be covered in red ink). The idea is to detail Salinger’s life as a means of illuminating his writing, but the film fails to convey the importance of his work — and it certainly isn’t brave enough to broach the topic of where his legacy would be if he hadn’t receded from the spotlight of fame. While I didn’t mind watching it, the further I’ve gotten from it, the more its failures and faults become visible. It seems that the Weinstein Company — who are distributing the film — realized this, too, waving a flag of surrender and announcing various cuts and changes to the film. I’m not even sure if the movie I’m writing about will be the one playing in theaters this week-

end (thanks for that, Harvey), but I can say that Salinger’s missteps are more than simply cosmetic, and sans some immense overhaul, I imagine there’s little that can be done to save it now. Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking. reviewed by Justin Souther Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas

Storm Surfers 3D HHH diREctoR: Justin McMillan, Christopher Nelius (Storm Surfers, Dangerous Banks) PLayERS: Tom Carroll, Ross ClarkJones, Ben Matson, Toni Collette (narration) SuRfing documEntaRy RatEd nR thE StoRy: A 3-D documentary about surfing thE Lowdown: The success of this is almost certainly related to the audience’s level of enthusiasm for surfing. Yes, the surfing footage is impressive, but 90 minutes of it is a bit much if the topic doesn’t interest you.

This stands a very good chance of being the shortest review I’ve ever written. Oh, it’s not because the surfing documentary, Storm Surfers 3D, is bad. It is, in fact, probably the absolute bee’s knees ... that is if you’re keen on surfing. And therein lies the problem: I am not keen on surfing. I don’t even like surf music. And even though I grew up with them, a Beach Party movie will send me from the room with some degree of haste. It can be argued that this is a brand new kind of surfing, an extreme-sports version (hey, Red Bull is a co-producer) — and I’m sure that’s true. But the appeal escapes me. I can think of many better amusements that are far less likely to conclude with my obituary. That, of course, misses the point, but I’m just not a thrill seeker — neither as a participant nor as a spectator. In other words ... let’s just say I didn’t have a real good time. According to the press release: “Combining cutting-edge 3-D technology and bravura filmmaking, Storm Surfers 3D is the ultimate

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big-wave thrill ride. The film follows best friends and surfing legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones, along with surf forecaster Ben Matson, as they track and chase giant storms in their quest to ride the Pacific’s biggest and most dangerous waves.” All that’s fair, though I’m not sure I’m buying the bit about “bravura filmmaking.” And, yes, some of it is impressive to look at. The problem is that — from a non-enthusiast point of view — the film is only entertaining for about 30 minutes. Everything that follows is just more of the same. Again and again and again. After a while, one big wave looks a lot like another big wave, and no amount of 3-D splash and spray changes that. Even the Big Event at the film’s end (unwisely followed by a not-asbig event) doesn’t look all that more impressive to the untrained eye than things seen earlier in the film. However, if you’re into this sort of thing, it’s probably a completely different kettle of fish. Let your interest level be your guide. Not Rated and reasonably suitable to all ages. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas

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Blade II HHHH hoRRoR Guillermo del Toro’s stylish Blade II (2002) looks better today than it

did on its release. The plot is solid and the acting moreso. The story follows daywalking vampire and vampire hunter Blade (Wesley Snipes), who is recruited by the vampire nation to help fight a force that threatens both them and the human race. The hip-hop soundtrack gets old and the fights tend to go on too long, but it actually works more than it doesn’t and is nice sanguinary fun. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen Blade II Thursday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge at The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

Houdini HHHH BioPic Colorful, almost entirely fictional Harry Houdini biopic that was mostly an excuse to team newlyweds Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh in a movie. It’s harmless and reasonably entertaining — in a very 1950s way — but if you approach it as any kind of historical (or even perceptive) look at Houdini, you’re watching the wrong movie. It’s more like a compendium of biopic cliches, but there’s no denying that Curtis and Leigh make a cute couple. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Houdini Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

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myStERy comEdy Here we have a double feature consisting of two tight pre-Code mysteries (each barely over 60 minutes). First up is William Powell in Michael Curtiz’ stylish Private Detective 62 (1933), a typical snappy Warner Bros. melodrama that finds gumshoe Powell coming to the aid of society dame Margaret Lindsay — after first being hired to find some dirt on her. Fast, funny, hard-boiled stuff raised to a higher level by the presence of its star. Then there’s the less-stylish but every bit as much fun Penguin Pool Murder (1932), the first of a brief series of comedy-mysteries starring Edna May Oliver and James Gleason as mismatched sleuths. She’s an acid-tongued school teacher who insists on helping N.Y. detective Gleason on a murder case at the city aquarium. The Asheville Film Society will screen Private Detective 62 and Penguin Pool Murder Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. in Theater Six at The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

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training with French New Wave filmmakers on its sleeve, though not in a bad way, and with a decidedly German slant. It also marks the significant change in tone in German cinema wherein filmmakers shifted from ignoring the country’s past to addressing it. In this case, it does so through a thinly veiled pre-WWI drama about a young man at a boarding school coming to the realization that — thanks to the systematic bullying and torturing of a fellow student — depending on circumstances, even the most unthinkable act can become “normal.” Compelling, chilling and to the point. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Young Törless Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District (upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332,

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Austenland HHHH

The Family H

Riddick HH

Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge, Bret McKenzie, Georgia King, James Callis, Jane Seymour

Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, Tommy Lee Jones

Vin Diesel, Matt Nable, Jordi Molla, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista

Romantic comedy Spoof A woman obsessed with Jane Austen’s world — especially as concerns Mr. Darcy — blows her life savings on a trip to Austenland in England, which promises the real Austen experience. A frequently charming little romantic comedy that wants to poke fun at the genre, while appealing to fans. You probably already know if it’s for you or not. Rated Pg-13

Black comedy A mob snitch and his violent family are sent to a quiet French village by the witness protection program. A mean-spirited, listless attempt at mixing French whimsy and American violence. Rated R

Battle of the Year HH Josh Holloway, Josh Peck, Chris Brown, Caity Lotz, Laz Alonso uplifting dance drama A down-on-hisluck ex-basketball coach reluctantly takes a job coaching an American breakdancing troupe for a world competition. An overlong, mostly forgettable dance flick that adds nothing to the oversaturated teen dance drama besides uplifting sports movie schmaltz. Rated Pg-13

Blue Jasmine HHHHH Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Canavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K. drama with Bitter comedy A woman whose husband left her widowed, with nothing but the wreckage of his illegal financial empire — and a lot of hightoned notions — finds her life spinning out of control. A rich, beautifully crafted and intricate film from Woody Allen that qualifies as essential viewing. Rated Pg-13

Despicable Me 2 HHH (Voices) Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan animated comedy The formerly villainous Gru is recruited by the AntiVillain League to catch a new super criminal. It contains all the elements of the agreeable original film, but the structure is a mess and, despite pleasing moments, it’s just not very good. Rated Pg

Enough Said HHHH Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Tracey Fairaway, Tavi Gevinson Romantic comedy drama A woman finds her romance with a seemingly compatible man undermined when it turns out that he’s the ex-husband of a new friend of hers. Unfailingly pleasant but awkwardly plotted film that ultimately wins out on the strength of James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Rated Pg-13

Insidious: Chapter 2 HHHH Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson horror A continuation of 2010’s Insidious — with the focus changed to the father. One of the most beautifully connected sequels I’ve ever seen, Insidious: Chapter 2 is everything I hoped for and more. Easily as creepy as the first film and quite possibly a better movie in the bargain. Rated Pg-13

Sci-fi action Intergalactic badass and wanted man Riddick gets stranded on a barren, dangerous planet, concocting an escape plan by luring in unsuspecting bounty hunters. Overlong, cheap, juvenile sci-fi/action hybrid that’s for fans of previous Riddick films only. Rated R

Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Alexandra Holden comedy A young woman finds herself breaking down the boys’ club barrier in the world of trailer voice-overs. Funny, charming, sweet-tempered comedy from first-time writer-director-star Lake Bell. Its fresh setting — the world of voice-over artists — and a perfect cast matched with a clever script make it one of the most appealing movies going right now. Rated R

Lee Daniels’ The Butler HHHH

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Martin Sheen, A. Scott Berg, Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal

The Smurfs 2 H Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays

animation Live-action abomination Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and the Emmett others have to rescue her. It’s the same as the Confirmation first one, only even less inspired, if you #: can believe it. Rated Pg

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Still Mine HHHH James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold, Julie Stewart, Rick Roberts, Campbell Scott, George R. Robertson, Jonathan Potts drama An elderly man tries to cope with his wife’s Alzheimer’s and a battle with a building inspector. This is one-half of a pretty good film that’s compromised by a silly straw-man plot (to goose the uplift quotient), but raised by terrific performances from James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold. Rated Pg-13

fact-Based drama Fact-based drama about the man who served as White House butler from Ike to Reagan. Lee Daniels feels constrained with a PG-13 rating, but his film still resonates with honest emotion and solid filmmaking that manages to pack more than 80 years of story into two hours without feeling rushed. Rated Pg-13

Surfing documentary A 3-D documentary about surfing. The success of this is almost certainly related to the audience’s level of enthusiasm for surfing. Yes, the surfing footage is impressive, but 90 minutes of it is a bit much if the topic doesn’t interest you. Rated nR

mystery thriller When his daughter and her friend are kidnapped, a man takes matters into his own hands. This is really a first-rate lurid thriller that harms itself by trying too hard to be more significant than it is. Still, the mystery and thriller aspects offer sufficient compensation to make it worth a look. Rated R


documentary An in-depth look at the life of mysterious writer J.D. Salinger. A scatterbrained, confusing documentary of compiled hearsay. Rated Pg-13

Storm Surfers 3D HHH

Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo



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Thanks for Sharing HHHH Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Alecia Moore (Pink), Patrick Fugit drama comedy A look into the lives of three characters attempting to deal with sex addiction. Solid performances overcome most of the problems in this frequently absorbing drama — with comedy overtones — that clearly wants to be more than it can quite pull off. Rated R

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FREEwiLL aSTROLOgy aRiES (March 21-april 19)

I've got a good feeling about your relationship with intimacy in the coming weeks. Judging from the astrological omens, I think you will have a good instinct about how to drum up interesting fun with your most important allies. You'll just naturally know what to do to make your collaborative efforts synergistic. So by all means cash in on this potential. Don't just sit back and hope for the best; rather, call on your imagination to provide you with original ideas about how to make it all happen.

TauRuS (april 20-May 20) Would you be willing to go to extraordinary lengths to transform aspects of your life that you have felt are hard to transform? Now would be a good time to do that. Luck will flow your way if you work on healing your number one wound. Unexpected help and inspiration will appear if you administer tough love to any part of you that's addicted, immature or unconscious. Barriers will crumple if you brainstorm about new ways to satisfy your frustrated yearnings.

gEMini (May 21-June 20) I bet your normal paranoia levels will decline in the coming weeks. Fears you take for granted won't make nearly as much sense as they usually seem to. As a result, you'll be tempted to wriggle free from your defense mechanisms. Useful ideas that your mind has been closed to may suddenly tantalize your curiosity. I won't be surprised if you start tuning into catalysts that had previously been invisible to you. But here are my questions: Can you deal with losing the motivational force that fear gives you? Will you be able to get inspired by grace and pleasure rather than anxiety and agitation? I advise you to work hard on raising your trust levels.

CanCER (June 21-July 22) "Sometimes people have nothing to say because they’re too empty," writes author Yasmin Mogahed, "and sometimes people have nothing to say because they’re too full." By my reckoning, Cancerian, you will soon be in the latter category. A big silence is settling over you as new amusements and amazements rise up within you. It will be understandable if you feel reluctant to blab about them. They need more time to ripen. You should trust your impulse to remain a secret and a mystery for a while.

LEO (July 23-aug. 22) "Insight is not a light bulb that goes off inside our heads," says author Malcolm Gladwell. "It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out." Take that as a constructive warning, Leo. On the one hand, I believe you will soon glimpse quite a few new understandings of how the world works and what you could do to make it serve you better. On the other hand, you've got to be 94


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viRgO (aug. 23-Sept. 22) After a storm, British wildlife lover Gary Zammit found a baby heron cowering in a broken nest. Its parents were dead. Zammit took the orphan under his wing. He named it Dude, and cared for it as it grew. Eventually he realized that Dude was never going to learn to fly unless he intervened. Filling his pockets full of the food that Dude loved, Zammit launched a series of flying lessons — waving his arms and squawking as he ran along a flat meadow that served as a runway. Dude imitated his human dad, and soon mastered the art of flight. Can you see ways in which this story might have metaphorical resemblances to your own life, Virgo? I think it does. It’s time for your mind to teach your body an instinctual skill or self-care habit that it has never quite gotten right.

extra alert for these new understandings and committed to capturing them the moment they pop up. Articulate them immediately. If you're alone, talk to yourself about them. Maybe even write them down. Don't just assume you will be able to remember them perfectly later when it's more convenient.

LiBRa (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) For four days twice a year, the East China Sea recedes to create a narrow strip of land between two Korean islands, Jindo and Modo. People celebrate the "Sea-Parting Festival" by strolling back and forth along the temporary path. The phenomenon has been called the "Korean version of Moses' miracle," although it's more reasonably explained by the action of the tides. I foresee some sweet marvel akin to this one occurring in your life very soon, Libra. Be ready to take advantage of a special dispensation.

SCORPiO (Oct. 23-nov. 21) The desire for revenge is a favorite theme of the entertainment industry. It's presented as being glamorous and stirring and even noble. How many action films build their plots around the hero seeking payback against his enemies? Personally, I see revenge as one of the top three worst emotions. In real life, it rarely has redeeming value. People who actively express it often wreak pain and ruin on both others and themselves. Even those who merely stew in it may wound themselves by doing so. I bring this up, Scorpio, because now is an excellent time for you to shed desires for revenge. Dissolve them, get rid of them, talk yourself out of indulging in them. The reward for doing so will be a great liberation. MOunTainx.COM

SagiTTaRiuS (nov. 22-dec. 21) Just for a few days, would you be willing to put your attention on the needs of others more than on your own? The weird thing is, your selfish interests will be best served by being as unselfish and empathetic and compassionate as you can stand to be. I don't mean that you should allow yourself to be abused or taken advantage of. Your task is to express an abundance of creative generosity as you bestow your unique blessings in ways that make you feel powerful. In the words of theologian Frederick Buechner, you should go "to the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."

CaPRiCORn (dec. 22-Jan. 19) Imagine a scenario like this: The CEOs of five crazily rich U.S. corporations, including a major defense contractor, stage a press conference to announce that in the future they will turn down the massive welfare benefits and tax breaks the federal government has been doling out to them all these years. Now picture this: The Pope issues a statement declaring that since Jesus Christ never had a single bad word to say about homosexuals, the Catholic Church is withdrawing its resistance to gay rights. I am envisioning a comparable reversal in your life, Capricorn — a flip-flop that seems equally improbable. But unlike the two I named, yours will actually unfold in the course of the next eight months. If it hasn't already started yet, it will soon.

aQuaRiuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Matteo Ricci was an Italian Jesuit priest who lived from 1552 to 1610. For his last 28 years, he worked as a missionary in China. Corresponding with his friends and family back home required a lot of patience. News traveled very slowly. Whenever he sent out a letter, he was aware that there'd be no response for seven years. What would you express about your life right now if you knew your dear ones wouldn't learn of it until 2017? Imagine describing to them in an old-fashioned letter what your plans will be between now and then ... what you hope to accomplish and how you will transform yourself. Right now is an excellent time to take inventory of your long-term future.

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