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portion of Charlotte Street are not inhabited by “elitists,” but regular folks hoping to develop a sense of community along the Charlotte Street corridor and enhance its walkable and bicycle-friendly connection to downtown. Charlotte Street is a somewhat unique mix of commercial and residential properties. Why not support ideas that make it a pleasant, walkable and inviting neighborhood that the entire city can share? — Rose Bartlett Asheville

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That honor went to Bakersville, although I’m not certain why. And an opportunity was missed: Place to be in case of zombie invasion: Price’s Creek Store in Cane River (Yancey County) appears on the outside to be an ordinary convenience store. If you go inside, you will see enough ordnance to supply a small (human) army for years, along with clothing, food and farm supplies. The surrounding area is ideal for starting civilization over again, since the former Cane River High School is directly across the road from the store. — Joel Norton (Mitchell County native) Asheville

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Don’t like what is going on in Asheville city government? Vote to change it. However, don’t complain after Nov. 5 if you didn’t take the time to vote. Esther Manheimer, Gordon Smith and Cecil Bothwell have disappointed me. They voted for a $2 million artmuseum tax and denied giving any of their personal money to the Asheville Art Museum (it was OK to spend your tax dollars but not their personal money), shortfunded the “rainy-day fund” with less than two months’ operating expense, are trying to please too many special interests and are not focusing on basic city services, are not demanding that the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority withdraw the $1.5 million grant commitment reserve to the Art Museum due to nonperformance, and did not take swift action to deal with the ownership of the airport and water system. John Miall should be mayor. John is a national leader in employee health care, thoughtful in judgment and spending, focused on basic city services, knowledgeable of city operations, an Asheville native and an articulate speaker. I am making a $500 donation to his campaign today. Join me with your contribution and your vote. — Ken Michalove Asheville

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Satisfied that Asheville’s financial liquidity (fund balance) decreased from 2004-10 by 53.3

percent ($23.9 million to $11.2 million)? Satisfied that the total debt for its noncurrent liabilities increased from 2007-12 by 55.4 percent ($82.2 million to $127.9 million)? Satisfied that the total liabilities increased by 60.2 percent ($91.6 million to 146.8 million) for the same 2007-12 period? Satisfied that the $6.9 million in the city employee’s self-insuring health and risk-management funds in 2007 are now gone ($0 balance) with the city currently paying as it goes without the reserves that previously existed? Vice Mayor Manheimer, who also serves as the chairman of the city’s Finance Committee, stated on the record at the Council of Independent Business Owners mayoral candidacy debate: “Ah, let me, let me just clarify one thing right now ... that is not — that is not a concern. Many of you know Gary Jackson. He has been with us since 2005. He has done an excellent job of making sure that we keep our finances in line, healthy. We keep our enterprise funds healthy and appropriate reserves.” If you are satisfied with the status quo, then don’t vote. Let the “old guard” be elected. If you are concerned, then get out and vote “Leadership for a Change” — vote for John Miall. — Larry Merrill Asheville

Renters deserve protection from mold I am responding to your comprehensive article “Breaking the Mold” [Oct. 16 Xpress]. The descriptions of the problems that the tenants endured, including hidden and visible mold, odors, damage, etc. are health issues. The article stated that the city will, in some cases, have a building inspector investigate the complaints. If the problems are substantiated, the landlord is notified with a copy of the report. If the landlord does nothing, it seems that the city has no recourse to demand compliance. At the very least, tenants should be able to move with no penalty for breaking their leases. Once the apartment is vacated, a certificate of occupancy should be required and the specified deficiencies addressed, prior to the apartment’s eligibility for future rentals. It shouldn’t take an act of Congress (well, that really wouldn’t help anyway, would it?). It shouldn’t be difficult for something to be done, so at least tenants could relocate with no monetary penal-

ty for moving out! Affordable and acceptable housing is definitely a priority for Asheville. — Jeri Hahner Asheville

Full confidence in Manheimer As someone who cares deeply about Asheville and its future, it’s with great pleasure that I announce my support for Esther Manheimer as the next mayor of the city of Asheville. Initially, I held some misgivings about her candidacy, but through the campaign process, she has won my full confidence and proven herself the best person for the job. Esther is smart, vibrant, open-minded and, most importantly, committed to progress — a true reflection of the people of Asheville. Accordingly, I hope you will join me on Nov. 5 in standing behind our vice mayor, and next mayor, Esther Manheimer. — Timothy S. Sadler Asheville

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A dissent on ‘Captain Phillips’ review Imagine Karl Rove or Dick Cheney as a leading man in Hollywood. Now, in this frame of mind, try to imagine Justin Souther writing a coherent, perceptive review of a serious movie. Better, go to last week’s Xpress and read Souther’s review of Captain Phillips. Now, grab your computer and head for Rotten Tomatoes and read 6-8 reviews by serious, mature and capable movie critics. Note the difference? Probably dozens — maybe hundreds — of Asheville folks will miss a truly great film because of the hackneyed, cliche-ridden drivel in Xpress about this film. Tom Hanks, one of the country’s very finest actors, gives one of his

very best performances ever (read the real critics) and this buffoon Souther reduces Hanks to “a man who once won an Academy Award for playing a mentally challenged Ping-Pong master,” suggesting that this aside is relevant to ... something. Souther writes that this is a movie “that plays to his [Hanks’] worst tendencies” and goes on to push his main thesis, that Hanks grovels after Academy Awards in much of his acting. ... Like cliches? Grab a Magic Marker and coast through this gibberish to highlight them. There’s going to be a lot of color on your copy of the paper. Like unelaborated generalizations? See what you can find. I loved this movie. “Shallow?” If it is, then so am I. I loved Forrest Gump. Insulting that wonderful character’s intelligence bears the same relationship to movie criticism that lynching does to justice. Perhaps Souther has read his Pauline Kael on this topic and wants to appear sophisticated also. Both are boors Was this review edited? Read by Ken Hanke (who is, I presume, his “boss?”)? Read by any editor? Shame on him and on a good, read-

able paper for printing this kind of wrong-headed, cynical, shallow drivel. — Robert Voorhees Asheville Xpress responds: Viewers’ opinions of movies will differ, and we appreciate Voorhees’ passion for this film and his critique of Souther’s review. Critics’ opinions of movies, of course, will differ too, and our editors don’t direct our reviewers to hold certain opinions. As for this review, it was indeed edited, but not by Hanke, who is Xpress’ main movie reviewer but not Souther’s boss.

Public nudity not a civil right As a new North Carolina resident, I found Jeff Johnson of Alabama’s belief that female, public partial-nudity is a “civil right” to be questionable [see letter, “Cancel Asheville’s Topless Summit,” Oct. 16 Xpress]. I’m guessing it was based on his being male and from Alabama. While I do not know what Asheville law states, I am willing to bet there is [no law] against skin color, religion or sexual orientation. We should share the beauty of our bodies with those we love. — Kathryn Fields Asheville

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Local conservative activist don yelton set off a firestorm when he appeared on national television Oct. 23 and made comments that were construed as racist by viewers across the country. As part of a segment on controversial new voter ID laws in North Carolina and other states across the South, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a renowned comedy show, featured an interview with Yelton. “The law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt,” Yelton asserted, in contradiction to Republican party leaders who have argued the law isn’t about partisanship. “If it hurts a bunch of college kids that are too lazy to get up off their bohonkas and go get a photo ID, then so be it. If it hurts a bunch of whites, so be it. If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, then so be it,” Yelton continued. In another exchange, Daily Show field reporter aasif mandvi sought to clarify that the law and Yelton are “not racist.” However, Yelton responded with several long seconds of introspection, replying: “’Well, I’ve been called a bigot before.” He went on to bemoan the notion that it’s acceptable for black people to use the term “nigger” but not for others to do so. The Daily Show presented Yelton as a “NC Republican Executive Committee member.” But Yelton reports that he didn’t have the blessing of — or even discuss — the media interview with the county party or state GOP beforehand. The next day, both party organizations disavowed Yelton’s comments and called on him to resign his position as a precinct chair. Yelton soon obliged, saying he would step down from the job. However, he told Xpress he had no regrets about what he said on The Daily Show. “The comments that were made, that I said, I stand

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Yelton is not extreme. He is expressing ideas and beliefs that are very common amongst Republicans. He is exactly representative of the Republican party. He is not wise enough and just doesn’t care about the unspoken rule — you are not supposed to actually share your true thoughts about those issues. — jeff fleagle

behind them. I believe them,” he declared. The drama drew attention from across the country, with Xpress’ online coverage (visit: cited by The Atlantic, Politico, The Rachel Maddow Show and other national media outlets. Here’s a sample of what some readers had to say about the issue via Let’s stop pretending; this man is not a “longtime conservative activist.” He is a longtime racist activist dressed in conservative clothing. I am so grateful to The Daily Show for exposing him. — ginger maniscalco I’ll go out on a limb and say that he espouses the thought process that most of the extremist right-wing activists believe. They just don’t like the fact that he actually said it in front of a camera. — cj hardin At least Don Yelton was honest. … Ice-T would be proud of Yelton [for] keeping it real. — william schmidt The Daily Show cut up a twohour interview into some nice sound bites to make Yelton look like a fool (granted, not hard) and misrepresented his position with the NCGOP because they aren’t

In business there is an adage, “If you want to keep your employees from talking to you, you can do it. It is getting them to talk to you that is difficult — and in the long run most beneficial.” Don Yelton was temporarily silenced, but his message will be back to haunt those who silenced him. — charles goines He revealed what a lot of GOPers know full well but have been denying: The Voter ID act is intended to suppress Democrat-leaning voter turnout, especially AfricanAmericans. … This is the biggest reason they are throwing Don under the bus, not the simple racism he expressed, but the fact that he tied it directly to the intention of the voter ID act. — bsummers Don Yelton just brought the BCGOP to a whole new level of notoriety. What a display. — dionysis X

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Voter guide to asheville city elections With Halloween and the Asheville city elections so closely aligned, we offer both some scary art by cartoonists Brent Brown and Randy Molton and the candidates’ replies to five key questions. Come midevening on Nov. 5, Asheville voters will have picked their new mayor and three City Council members. There are two mayoral candidates and five Council contenders (of which two are incumbents). In a series of forums, what positions have the candidates taken? How have they responded to voter questions? Look for recent stories at, and check the next few pages for excerpts from the candidates’ answers.


1. Do you have confidence in City Manager Gary Jackson and the

overall city administration? Why or why not? What would you change?


What’s the city’s most underserved population? What would you do to help them?

3. Are the city’s development policies too loose, too restrictive or just right? What would you change?


Do you favor increasing funding for mass transit? If so, what other expenditures would you cut, or what taxes and fees would you increase, to raise the money?

5. Do you favor a bond referendum to address Asheville’s infra-

structure needs? If so, what specific projects should the money be used for?




1. Yes. Asheville’s administration is highly professional, forward-thinking and progressive, as reflected in both strategic planning for future needs and goals, and in providing day-to-day municipal services. The administration is comprehensive in furthering Council’s goals regarding transit, affordable housing and reducing the city’s carbon footprint, and in launching new initiatives, such as enhanced recycling and capital improvement investment districts. I appreciate that this administration recognizes the essential importance of community collaboration and participation in developing policies and plans that reflect our community’s values and priorities. 2. Underserved populations in Asheville include people who are impoverished, experiencing homelessness, suffering from lack of medical coverage/services, or whose educational needs aren’t being met. Many of these factors overlap. To effectively address this matrix of struggles, the local, state and federal government, along with nonprofit agencies, for-profit entities and citizens, must work in partnership. For example, I supported increasing the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund to $1 million annually, which helped fund the nonprofit Mountain Housing Opportunities’ construction of Eagle Market Place, the Larchmont and the Glen Rock. 3. The city’s development policies are in need of review and rewriting. Portions of the zoning code have been rewritten (the Downtown Master Plan), but as Asheville struggles to balance the pressure of increased popularity and growth with the community’s desire to maintain our quality of life, we must draft zoning ordinances that reflect our community’s vision for the future. A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work; I support a neighborhood approach, like the new land-use policy the West Asheville community is drafting for the Haywood Road corridor.

esther manheimer OccupatiOn: attorney party affiliatiOn, if any: Democrat pOlitical experience: Asheville City Council member, 2009-present endOrsements: AFL-CIO, Sierra Club mOney raised: $34,613 tOp three dOnOrs, and hOw much each has cOntributed: Ron Manheimer $1,210; Carolyn Coward and Kim Teich, $1,000 each.

4. Yes. Since serving on Council, I’ve supported adding Saturday service for buses and increasing frequency on certain routes. To encourage people to utilize the transit system, it must be easy to use and meet residents’ needs. I also support adding Sunday service. Transit is costly and requires subsidization. Currently, the city uses revenues from parking decks and meters to subsidize transit service, as the two services are related. This financing structure reduces the burden on taxpayers who don’t use the transit system. 5. A bond referendum is worth exploring for certain major projects that are costly and transformational. Although Council has already increased funding for greenways, pedestrian infrastructure and bike lanes, a bond referendum dedicated solely to infrastructure in the Multimodal Master Plan might be appropriate. I support a referendum that furthers an even cleaner, greener and healthier Asheville.

Asheville mayor candy-dates 1. My concern is not about any one individual but about a long-standing series of financial and management errors well known and documented by the city’s own auditors, the Local Government Commission and the various Police Department scandals. I’ve been a part of local government long enough to know when a complete change and new direction is necessary. If elected, I would set a new standard of performance and accountability, based less on “Who should go?” than on “Who is good enough to stay?” 2. Our taxpayers. We’ve seen basic services like sanitation require new fees. Taxes were raised 7 percent. The city now carries 55 percent more debt than it did five years ago. Our leaders decided to discontinue leaf pickup and abandon street-and-sidewalk maintenance, not to mention new construction of those necessities, in favor of art museum gifts and every development scheme presented to Council. Special interests are driving our city; the taxpayers have been run over by the bus. 3. Asheville has long had a reputation as a city that’s hard to do business in. The Downtown Association and hundreds of volunteers spent years building the Downtown Master Plan, the centerpiece of which was the business improvement district. Council adopted that plan. At the 13th hour, this Council pulled the rug from under them by rejecting the BID. We don’t even do the things we say we’re going to do with development. Plan it. Adopt it. Do it. Keep your word: It’s the American way. 4. Yes. I would recommend asking for a dedicated room tax to build and maintain the infrastructure needs of multimodal transportation. I would even consider a tax on bicycles and mopeds, much like what automobile owners pay. This would require a close working relationship with our legislators, which is currently lacking. I commit to building that relationship and finding a way to finance these needs without higher property taxes. 5. No. We cannot borrow our way to prosperity any more than we can brew our way there. We can’t even pay our current bills without a combined 12 percent tax and fee increase this year. Asheville saw increased revenues in the past two budget years, but Council said our “expenses grew at a rate five times faster than revenues.” That’s a spending problem, not a revenue problem.

John Miall OccupatiOn: retired (former risk management consultant) party affiliatiOn, if any: Democrat pOlitical experience: none endOrsements: Police Benevolent Association mOney raised: more than $21,000 tOp three dOnOrs, and hOw much each has cOntributed: Other than myself, as of today’s date, Oct. 23, Sheila Blair, Tom Duckett, Larry Merrill, and Neil Rogers have each donated $1,000.

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1. I would like to see a greater level of transparency and oversight by Council. I’m concerned over the apparent lack of vetting of Police Chief William Anderson, considering his obvious history and performance in other police departments. I’m not sure why that was missed. So I don’t have a tremendous amount of confidence in Jackson, I suppose. I wouldn’t say he absolutely needs to go, but a more in-depth look at his performance needs to be taken. 2. Children. Bring a lot more revenue into the city by way of enterprise revenue, so that’s outside of taxation. Then focus that money on the school system, providing more teachers, lowering the student/teacher ratio, augmenting after-school and pre-K programs, so that children, specifically poor kids, can participate in a really excellent school system and, hopefully, have a better chance of working their way out of the poverty they’ve inherited. 3. The development policies don’t have a lot of teeth. We saw that with Staples and Greenlife and now the redundant grocery stores on Merrimon Avenue. So I think we should do everything we can to strengthen our policies. But we’re fighting an uphill battle when we’ve got a development lawyer crafting public policy — obviously I’m talking about [Vice Mayor and mayoral candidate] Esther Manheimer— while her job is finding ways to make developers’ desires come to fruition, regardless of the city’s policies. I think the conflict of interest is quite alarming.

Jonathan Wainscott OccupatiOn: woodcarver party affiliatiOn, if any: unaffiliated pOlitical experience: none endOrsements: none mOney raised: $1,000 tOp three dOnOrs, and hOw much each has cOntributed: not available at press time

4. I would like to increase the fee for transfers on the public transit system from zero to 25 cents. That’s a cost to the riders, but we need to increase the funding so we can add full service seven days a week. Because our taxation is so low and our infrastructure and service needs are outpacing our revenue, we really have to increase revenue rather than making cuts somewhere else. 5. I don’t favor a bond referendum. We should make sure we’re using all our resources in the most efficient manner. The most important infrastructure needs are the condition of our sidewalks and road surfaces. Do a better job of clearing vegetation, so we can fully use all the available asphalt and concrete. Then fill in the gaps in sidewalks. I want quicker progress in developing greenways along properties we own. The greatest barrier to park creation is land acquisition; we have plenty of land along the French Broad River that’s sitting there undeveloped.

Asheville council candy-dates 1. In general, yes, I would say I have confidence in Gary Jackson. What I’m hearing out in the community is that the city could be a lot more customer service-oriented, that we’re still sort of reliant on the “squeaky wheel” management philosophy. I would try to push Gary to improve on that, responding to the first call as opposed to requiring citizens to call three and four times. I think [staff needs to] allow citizens to have access to the decision-making process, maybe by putting that online. I know we’ve got priorities relative to what streets and sidewalks are taken care of and in what order. I think that could be published, so citizens could see where their street or sidewalk is on the list, just making information and the decision-making process a little more easily accessible. 2. I’d have to say it’s the African-American community. I think continuing to work with the Housing Authority to make sure the living conditions in some of the housing projects are improved, and even potentially looking at how we could eliminate some of those projects and move folks into more traditional housing. Also, continuing to work on bringing higher-paying, living-wage jobs to Asheville and encouraging those employers to focus on that population. 3. I think the written policies are about right, but they’re not applied consistently, and not easily understood. I would push toward looking at the language and helping people navigate, so they don’t have to read through so much to figure out if a particular ordinance even applies to them. I’ve heard that two different people within the Planning Department can have two different interpretations of the same rule. Developers say they’ve gotten something approved by one person and then another person looks at it and has a different opinion. I’m really interested in the work on form-based zoning that’s going on in West Asheville. If that’s a success, I’d like to see it implemented citywide. 4. I think the current budget for mass transit will help. Right now I’m looking at making sure we hold onto those dollars and don’t get them taken away by other projects. 5. I don’t have an opinion on that. I’d have to study it more. If there were a referendum, I’d like to spend more money on mass transit. But I’d really have to see how that works in comparison to the rest of the city’s debt.


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gwen wisler OccupatiOn: owner of Asheville Profits business-consulting practice party affiliatiOn, if any: Democrat pOlitical experience: “I have extensive business experience including CEO of the Coleman Company, a $800 million outdoor recreation company.” endOrsements: Sierra Club, Asheville Police Benevolent Association, WNC Central Labor Council, Asheville Firefighters Association mOney raised: $15,000 tOp three dOnOrs, and hOw much each has cOntributed: $608, Kathryn Heifetz; $500 each from Steve Ayala, Ken Brame, Mack Pearsall, Ronald Richter and Michael Wisler.

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Cecil Bothwell OccupatiOn: carpenter, author, publisher party affiliatiOn, if any: Democrat pOlitical experience: Asheville City Council member endOrsements: Asheville Fire Fighters Association, Sierra Club of WNC, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 238, NC AFL-CIO, Jim Barton, Patryk Battle, Mark V. Case, Isaac Coleman, Lael Gray, John Huie, Minnie Jones, Teddy Jordan, David LaMotte, Debbie Metcalf, Jake Quinn, Heather Rayburn, Drew Reisinger, Jackie Simms, Fred Simms, Barry Summers, Errington Thompson, Jay Weatherly, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara mOney raised: $32,000 tOp three dOnOrs, and hOw much each has cOntributed: Charlie Thomas, $1,000; Bothwell for Congress, $958.39; Woody Kaplan, Dave Erb, Ken Brame, $500 each. 1. I think Gary Jackson is the best city manager I’ve been aware of in the last 20 years. He’s been implementing gradual change to move the city and the bureaucracy in a better direction. Big government, even at the city level with 1,000 employees, does not change quickly or easily. I think the changes in permitting, the Police Department, the Fire Department, the structure of the administration, have all been really good. At the state level, I’d love to see a change in the municipal rules so there was more transparency with the department heads. I believe the personnel files of the city manager, the city attorney, the city clerk, the department heads like the police chief and fire chief should be public record. Hiding the records of those senior officials diminishes public trust. If people could have seen the investigation of the police chief that was going on this year, I believe it would have really diminished the distrust. 2. The people who work downtown but live outside of town, because that’s where it’s affordable. That would be downtown service workers principally, and I’m advocating for a downtown circulator transit at 2:30 in the morning. We can’t provide full bus service in the middle of the night, but it would be great if they could get within some blocks of their home. 3. I think the development policies are mostly about right, but I would eliminate tax incentive policies. I don’t think they’re working. The Linamar management said the city incentives didn’t make any difference, and my impression from my interaction with New Belgium’s people is that they would have come here anyway. I would much prefer to put that money into improving the city: more greenways, more sidewalks, better transit, cleaner streets. 4. Yes, but you have to look at the entire budget. I would be willing to shave expenditures on parks and rec to put more money into transit, bike lanes, sidewalks. And the new streetlights will be saving about $360,000 a year on power bills. I’d love to see that put toward transit. 5. Absolutely. The big money issues should be decided by the voters. I’d like a bond referendum on greenways, sidewalks, and probably even increasing the frequency of street repaving. Our current budget attempts to get down to a 35-year cycle. If taxpayers are willing to pay a couple more cents a year on their taxes, we should go quicker.


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Mike Lanning OccupatiOn: retired Asheville Police Department officer party affiliatiOn, if any: Democrat pOlitical experience: None endOrsements: North Carolina Police Benevolent Association mOney raised: $1,600 tOp three dOnOrs, and hOw much each has cOntributed: Southern States PBA, $500; Mark Herman, $300; Joseph Dunn, $200. 1. For starters, I have no confidence in our city’s elected officials, who delegate the direction to our city manager. I believe in accountability and transparency, and I don’t think we have that now. I would work with our Legislature to get the personnel laws changed for government employees, so files would be open. Since taxpayer money would be paying for elected officials’ salaries, I think we should have that transparency. I’m the only candidate who’s worked for Mr. Jackson, and he’s a very soft-spoken, decent man who I personally like. That said, the city manager will implement whatever the majority of Council wants done. [Jackson] would also implement the changes that a new Council wants, so I do have confidence in him. 2. There’s a large population of elderly that probably require and need city services, but they were brought up to be self-sufficient, and a lot of them are too proud to ask for help. The police or the city could implement a community watch that’s more involved in the elderly community or the community centers where a lot of these people spend their time. 3. If you talk to anyone that’s built a building and a business here, the first thing they’ll tell you is that the ordinances and policies are restrictive. To solve those problems, I would try to receive input from small-business owners, the community, and then have Council members and staff review it. The big issue coming up is neighborhood development. If we must build, and build densely, to build our tax base, I’m afraid of what Asheville will look like in the future, and I’m afraid if we continue to do that, it will hurt people relocating to Asheville, and it will hurt the beauty of Asheville. I’m for recruiting larger companies to locate here, which will help take the tax burden off homeowners. 4. I’d first have staff review the numbers of people actually using it to see if it’s costeffective. I’m not in favor of any tax increase, and I really don’t agree with the current Council’s spending priorities. We need a full budget review and priorities set to keep taxes as low as we can. 5. No. First, we should review and change our spending habits, such as the $2 million for the Art Museum. Asheville’s infrastructure is deeply in need of repair, and Council’s priority should be providing those basic services.

1. Yes. Gary has shepherded this organization through a Great Recession, a hostile Legislature and difficult times. He’s also been very good about providing information to Council and being real transparent in his dealings. There’s a lot of management shifts going on within the city organization, and Gary is working to improve that. There are long-standing issues within the Police Department, and we’re hoping the current topto-bottom review will reveal the core issues and lead to structural changes. 2. Low-income people. Some are service workers; some are unemployed, impoverished people. In both cases, we have to try to have more jobs with higher wages, create more affordable housing, have a broader, more comprehensive multimodal transportation network, and pursue an Asheville where everyone has access to healthy, affordable food.

gordon smith OccupatiOn: child and family therapist party affiliatiOn, if any: Democrat pOlitical experience: Four years on Asheville City Council; four years on the city’s Housing and Community Development Committee; two years on the city’s Planning and Economic Development Committee; two years on the city’s Public Safety Committee; four years as liaison to the Transit Commission, Asheville-Buncombe Homelessness Advisory Committee, and Public Art and Cultural Commission. endOrsements: The Sierra Club, Western North Carolina Labor Council, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Council member Marc Hunt mOney raised: $21,151.65 tOp three dOnOrs, and hOw much each has cOntributed: Veronika Gunter, $750; Ken Brame, $600; David Macy, $512

3. The Unified Development Ordinance was written for an early ’90s Asheville. We’re now trying to restructure our development rules to match the city’s smart growth future. We need to identify areas that can accommodate greater density and adjust the zoning. The old UDO was about what was going to be in a building. The way forward is more how the building will interact with the surrounding environment. We have to stop building-by-building fights that create divisions, alienate builders and make it harder for neighbors to trust the process. 4. Over the last four years, transit was the one thing we didn’t cut. In fact, we expanded service. I would like to add Sunday service, working with all members of Council to determine the best way forward. My guess is it would be phased in, starting with more limited service costing about $300,000 a year. As far as what could be cut or shifted around, I believe what we’re doing now with infrastructure improvements in the River District, South Slope, Eagle Market Place, etc., will allow us to make system improvements over the long term. 5. I’m open to the idea. In this last budget, we doubled the amount for road resurfacing, and next year, we’re going to see sidewalks on both sides of Hendersonville Road. We’re engaging in some large-scale projects while increasing our existing-sidewalk maintenance. Bond referendums have been successful in other cities. I think a lot of people here want to see us get further faster, but at the same time I’d like to see what results from the investment strategy we’re undertaking now.

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by Lea McLellan

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Let’s share Local activists seek to promote shared economy More than 20 activists and community members crowded together in the cozy library of a local house to create a different kind of Asheville map. The map will be what tom Llewellyn, co-founder of Asheville-based activist group REAL Cooperative and head of the group’s new initiative, “Share Asheville,” calls a “shareable guide” to the city. The goal for the meeting was to highlight all of the existing local resources and organizations that support collaborative communities and sharing-based economies, such as bike-shares, time banks and community spaces. Llewellyn’s most recent project, the Asheville Tool Library, set to open in early 2014, fits right in with the group’s vision of a local sharing economy. Llewellyn also mentioned plans for a seed library later in the year. “People are really hungry for it — it’s a really interesting time,” says Llewellyn. “There are a lot of unemployed people, there are a lot of underemployed people, and then there are people that are making minimum wage, so even if they are fully employed, they’re not really making a living wage. When that happens, it’s important to be able to fill the needs of citizens. We have this system of social security and social services, and it only goes so far. … the idea of the sharing economy — it can provide a certain amount of social safety net that is being dropped by the state.” The mapmaking project was catalyzed by Shareable, a nonprofit organization that is helping to host “Map Jams” across the country during October, in hopes of creating a network of “shareable cities” across the nation. Shareable provides Map Jam hosts with guides and resources for creating a map, including brainstorming categories such as finance, production, services and housing. Llewellyn acknowledges that this idea of promoting shared economy and shared resources among Asheville residents isn’t a new one and that there are others before him who have initiated similar projects. However, he hopes to make

map it: Map Jam attendees brainstorm and compile a list of share-based, community resources. Pictured, from left to right: Liam Nilsen, Blake Boles and Amanda Garratt. Photo by Lea McLellan

the information he collects more accessible to a larger community — not just the people working directly with REAL Cooperative and similar groups. Share Asheville “will hopefully end up being a very collaborative thing that’s not just the REAL Cooperative,” says Llewellyn. “The REAL Cooperative is initiating it, but there are a lot of people in town who also have similar ideas, and so hopefully — by its name — we will share it and collaborate on making it a success. A success will be [determined] not by if it’s financially viable or anything like that, but really the success will come if the community chooses to use the resources.” The initial meeting on Oct. 23 centered on what all attendees agreed was the first step in the process — identifying what resources already exist in Asheville. Future meetings will focus on making that information readily available to the public, as well as identifying

what services aren’t provided and how those holes can be filled. Nearly all attendees present at the Map Jam expressed excitement at being a part of a larger, share-based movement. “Moving away from the idea of the self-supporting village — that is the driving force behind this need for regenerative systems,” says Llewellyn. “As many options, as many opportunities there are to bring people together, and to collaborate and share, not just resources, but also knowledge and history … that kind of sharing, collaborating and community-supporting is important for regenerating a city, a culture, a region and a nation.” Readers can learn more about REAL Cooperative (Regenerative Education, Action and Leadership), Share Asheville and the Asheville Map Jam by visiting More information about Shareable’s Sharing Cities Project can be found on Tom Llewellyn can be reached via email at X


by David Forbes

251-1333 ext. 137


photo by Max Cooper

One full evening Basic principles, affordable housing dominate Council session Anyone entering Asheville’s City Hall on the afternoon of Oct. 22 would have encountered a busy, bustling scene: a Boy Scout troop, a parcel of UNC Asheville staff (including Chancellor anne ponder), developers, architects bearing rolls of plans, and activists wanting the city to stand with them on clean energy and civil liberties. Fire marshals, police officers and city staff managed the crowd. They were all there for different reasons: the Scouts to lead the Pledge of Allegiance; UNCA staff to formally renew a memo of understanding with city government. Both unfolded fairly early in the meeting. The others on hand faced a bit more of a wait, and sparked more discussion and even debate about the various things they wanted approved, whether those were concrete plans for new buildings or a more general commitment by the city to certain principles that would help shape future plans. Lofty goaLs Despite some concerns about the lack of affordable housing, City Council unanimously approved conditional zoning for the 209-unit RAD Lofts, which will also include retail and office space. The approval was needed for the proposed Clingman Avenue complex to proceed. Rents are projected to start at around $1,000 a month for a onebedroom apartment. The feeling that the project (which will occupy the former Dave Steel site) is “transformative,” as Council member marc hunt put it, prompted Council to support it. tim schaller of the River Arts District Business Association praised some aspects of the project but voiced concern about the disappearance of affordable space for artists. “If we don’t have affordable studio space, we won’t have a River Arts District anymore,” he noted.

tal groups (including the WNC Alliance, the Asheville Beyond Coal Coalition and the local Sierra Club chapter), it affirms the city’s commitment to clean energy and reducing carbon emissions, while calling for a partnership with Duke Energy and local businesses and other stakeholders to discuss ways to achieve those goals. While some of the measure’s supporters criticized the utility, particularly the amount of pollution produced by the coal-fired Lake Julian power plant, they also maintained that such a partnership is needed to make progress on reducing local air emissions. Duke representative jason walls said the company is looking to find “the sweet spot” in transitioning to multiple energy sources, wants to rely less on coal, and looks forward to working with the city. X

if i BuiLd it... : Developer Harry Pilos went back-and-forth with Council about affordable housing in his proposed River Arts District Lofts development on Oct. 22.

Developer harry pilos replied that other proposed projects should address that need, whereas his would include gallery space. As for the lack of affordable housing, he said, it all boiled down to the numbers. The money lost by incorporating affordable units, said Pilos, created “a big gap: We can’t do it.” But he added that he’ll let the city know what figure he would need to make some of the units affordable when he talkd with them about a possible subsidy for the project. QuEstions of pRincipLE The activists, meanwhile, also got what they wanted. Council unanimously approved a civilliberties resolution reaffirming the city’s commitment to upholding constitutional rights. A longtime goal of Council member cecil Bothwell, who said he’s worked on it since he was elected

nearly four years ago, the measure instructs the police to treat all groups fairly, refrain from gathering information on any group solely because of its beliefs, and play no part in enforcing federal immigration law. Bothwell, who’s up for re-election this year, called it “a basket of promises” by the city to protect the civil rights of all its residents. But during the public-comment period, City Council candidate mike Lanning, a former APD officer, said the resolution “is not worth the paper it’s printed on,” because the police already treat Ashevilleans fairly. South French Broad resident marion patton disagreed, saying she knows many “good families” that live in fear of police stops because of their immigration status or race. A clean-energy resolution received an equally enthusiastic endorsement by Council. Supported by an array of local environmen-

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by Jake Frankel


photo by Max Cooper

Apothecary to close Nov. 1 After 14 months, multiuse music and arts space packs up

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After operating for 14 months in downtown Asheville, the Apothecary is closing its doors Nov. 1. Located at the corner of Eagle and Market streets in the historic YMI Cultural Center building, the beloved multiuse venue has been home to a wide array of progressive concerts, performances, art exhibits, yoga classes and other community events. “I think we were able to create a community there,” says nick scavo, who founded the Apothecary last year with frank meadows. “A lot of incredible stuff went down with really minimal means — that’s inspiring.” Scavo says that the venue’s landlords at the YMI informed them Oct. 17 that they would not renew their lease at the end of the month. teresa johnson, the owner of Wall Street Coffee House, says she’s currently negotiating to start a new business in the 39 S. Market St. location. Scavo says it was their own choice to switch to a month-to-month lease this summer, as they looked for a new space for the venue. He reports that they came close to relocating to the Pink Dog Creative building in the River Arts District, but the deal fell through. The YMI, Scavo notes, “is not kicking us out in any way.” However, he

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gEt thEE to thE apothEcaRy: The popular music/arts space will close Nov. 1. Co-owner Nick Scavo says that he and partner Frank Meadows hope to find ways to continue facilitating progressive arts and music in Asheville.

adds: “It’s unfortunate how little notice we got. We ended up canceling a bunch of programming for November and December.” He also admits, “We were having some ‘land-lordy’ problems in terms of noise, and being able to pay rent.” But Richard fort, vice president of the YMI Board of Directors, says the Apothecary was a good tenant. “We don’t have a problem with the Apothecary,” Fort says. “They were great.” In fact, Fort says that the Apothecary founders declined an offer from the YMI to house the Apothecary in a bigger room in its building — for the same price as the current space. When the Apothecary opted to go to a monthto-month lease and made it known they were looking for another space, it made sense for the YMI to consider other tenants, says Fort. Scavo says his concerns about gentrification near the venue’s current location in The Block, which has historically been an AfricanAmerican center, were key to him and his business partner’s effort

to look for a new location. A group of partners, including the city of Asheville, are currently constructing an affordable housing and mixed-use development nearby. With its space gone, the future of Apothecary is in doubt. Scavo and Meadows are both full-time students at UNC Asheville, and they’re going to “take a few months off and try to get our heads together,” says Scavo. “There’s no definitive plan, because it was such short notice,” he adds. “Plus, real estate’s tough in Asheville.” Meanwhile, Scavo says that the venue will continue to operate through Halloween (check its Facebook page for the latest schedule at facebook. com/ashevilleapothecary). And Scavo says that, in one form or another, he’d like to find a way to continue to facilitate progressive arts and music in Asheville long into the future. “I feel like we’re addicted to it. We had so many incredible musicians play in that tiny room,” he says. “If I could do this forever, I would love it, and actually figure out a way to make money doing it.” X

We’re donating $100 for every new Volkswagen sold during the month of October In honor of our fantastic female owners and all the women of WNC, Volkswagen of Asheville will donate $100 for every new Volkswagen sold during the month of October to Ladies Night Out, a joint program of Mission Hospital and Buncombe County Health & Human Services. This amazing program provides free physicals, mammograms, and health education for qualifying uninsured or underinsured women — right here in Asheville! Our goal is to sell 100 new Volkswagens and donate $10,000 at the end of October.

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pottERs up cLosE: 40 ceramic artists, including Rob Withrow (left), will demonstrate their craft at the WNC Pottery Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2 (p. 22).

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AnimAls Dog TrAining Workshop • Through TH (10/31) - A four-day dog training workshop will help participants understand body language, difficult dog issues and animal psychology. Proceeds benefit Greenville Animal Care Shelter. Held at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon. $20 suggested donation. Info and registration: 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. holiDAy peT phoTos • SA (11/2), 10am-3pm - City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva,

will offer a holiday pet photo shoot, with proceeds benefiting the Jackson County Humane Society. $10 sitting fee/$25 for CD of images. Info: 5869499.

ArT DrAWing mAnDAlAs (pd.) "DrAWing mAnDAlAs," 4-week workshop on Saturday mornings in November (11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23; 10am-12pm). Study, play & explore with artist Damaris Pierce at Wamboldtopia. All levels welcome. info: 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 (11/20) - Hide and Seek.

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: 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. • WE (11/6), 6:30pm - N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will share poetry he wrote in response to Carl Galie’s artwork. Held in the Mezzanine Gallery. ArT AT BreVArD college Exhibits are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 884-

8188. • Through FR (11/1) - An alumni exhibition will be on display in the Sims Art Center. ArT AT mArs hill uniVersiTy Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am5pm. Info: • Through WE (11/20) - An exhibition of photographs by Mars Hill alumna Sarah Wilson. ArT AT uncA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: • Through FR (11/8) - She / Iteration, paintings by UNCA student Annie Jewett, will be on display at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. • FR (11/1), 5:30pm - Opening reception. • Through FR (11/1) - Challenging our Perceptions will be on display in the Ramsey Library.

ArT AT Wcu Exhibits on display in the Fine Art Museum, unless otherwise noted. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs., 10am-7pm. Free; 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., 11am4pm. Info: or 258-0710. • Through FR (11/1) - The Barns Studios 2013: The Resident Artists of Penland School of Crafts. AsheVille ArT museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • ONGOING - Rebels With a Cause, a traveling exhibition of artwork from the Huntsville Museum of Art. • ONGOING - Lasting Gifts, works by Black Mountain College teachers and students. • ONGOING - Esteban Vicente: The Art of Interruption will feature paintings, drawings and collages. • FR (11/1), noon - Lunchtime Art Break: The Art of Interruption: 40 Years of Drawings, Paintings and Collage, with exhibition curator Cole Hendrix. • SA (11/2) through SU (3/9) - Cityscapes, works by Ben Aronson. AsheVille BookWorks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat.,

1-4pm. Info: ashevillebookworks. com or 255-8444. • Through SA (11/30) Printocracy will celebrate contemporary print culture. AsheVille FirsT FriDAy ArT WAlk • FIRST FRIDAYS, 5-8pm - The Downtown Asheville Art District will host a First Friday Art Walk throughout downtown. A free hop-on, hop-off trolley tour is available. Info: AsheVille gAllery oF ArT 16 College St. Mon.-Sat., 10am5:30pm; Sun., 1-4pm. Info: or 251-5796. • Through TH (10/31) - Visual Capture, figurative and abstract work by Hal Boyd. • FR (11/1) through SA (11/30) - A Brush with North Carolina, paintings by Renee Williams. BellA VisTA ArT gAllery 14 Lodge St. Summer hours: Mon., Wed., & Thurs., 11am4pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 7680246. • Through SA (11/30) - Works by Doug Waterfield and Nicora Gangi. BlAck mounTAin cenTer For The ArTs 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930. • Through MO (11/25) Appalachian Pastel Society juried show. BlAck mounTAin college museum + ArTs cenTer The center, which preserves the legacy of Black Mountain College, is located at 56 Broadway St., Asheville. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484.

• ONGOING - Shaping Craft and Design at Black Mountain College. BlAckBirD FrAme & ArT 365 Merrimon Ave. Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-3pm. Info: 225-3117. • Through SA (11/2) Brainstorms and Other Magic, paintings by Gayle Paul. Blue spirAl 1 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, and Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 251-0202. • Through SA (11/30) - Remains to be Seen: An Out of the Box Look at Modern Cremation Containers will feature urns from Shine on Brightly. • Through TU (12/31) - A group show will feature ceramics by Josh Copus and Marlene Jack, photography by John Dickson and paintings by Peggy N. Root. cAsTell phoTogrAphy 2-C Wilson Alley. Tues.-Sat., by appointment. Fri. & Sat., 11am6pm. Info: castellphotography. com or 255-1188. • FR (11/1) through SA (1/11) - NEXT: New Photographic Visions. • FR (11/1), 6-8pm - Opening reception. crimson lAurel gAllery 23 Crimson Laurel Way, Bakersville. April-Dec.: Tues.Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. & Mon., noon-5pm. Info: 688-3599 or • Disaster, Relief and Resilience: Cup Show, a collaborative work by more than 50 ceramicists from around the country. Proceeds benefit The Craft Emergency Relief Fund, which assists artists in need of natural disaster relief. Info: DoWn on The FArm

phoTogrAphy exhiBiT • Through TH (10/31) - Down on the Farm will be on display at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. A portion of sales benefits Appalachian Voices. Info: avl. mx/00y. DoWnToWn Books AnD neWs The News Gallery is located at 67 N. Lexington Ave. Sun.Thurs., 9am-7pm; Fri. & Sat., 9am-9pm. Info: or 348-7615. • FR (11/1), 7pm - An opening reception for Barry Moser: Engravings 1977-2012 will include music, wine and snacks. 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. FloW gAllery 14 South Main St., Marshall. Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: avl. mx/aw. • Through SA (11/9) - Exhibition of works by Flow Gallery members. FounDry 92 Charlotte St. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10am-6pm. Info: • Through TU (12/31) - Talula Love Bottoms: Echoes Collection. Inspired assemblages by Maryanne Pappano. girl scouT ArT shoW • Through TU (12/31) - A Girl Scout art show will be on display at the RE/MAX Results office, 34 Orange St. Info: gstroop026.

groVeWooD gAllery Located at 111 Grovewood Road. April-Dec. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm & Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or 2537651. • Through TU (12/31) - Beauty from Wood: Natural and Paper Forms, bowls and vessels by Bill Luce and paper works by Leo Monahan.

irAniAn posTer ArT exhiBiTion • Through FR (11/29) Selections from In Search of Lost Causes, an exhibition of Iranian poster art, will be on display in the River Arts District's Flood and Courtyard galleries. • Through FR (11/8) - The exhibit will also be on display in UNCA's Blowers Gallery.

hAen gAllery 52 Biltmore Ave. Mon., Tues. & Sat., 11am-6pm; Wed.-Fri., 10am-6pm & Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 254-8577. • Trough SA (11/30) - Lynn Boggess: New Work 2013.

micA Fine conTemporAry crAFT 37 N. Mitchell Ave., Bakersville. Mon. & Sat., 10am-5pm. Sun., noon-5pm. Info: micagallerync. com or 688-6422. • Through SU (11/24) - Works by Margaret Couch Cogswell.

hAnDmADe in AmericA Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: handmadeinamerica. org or 252-0121. • Through TH (10/31) - CSA Artists: Additional Works.

monTe VisTA hoTel's FirsT FriDAy • 1st FRIDAYS, 5:30-8:30pm AnTHM Gallery's First Friday will feature art, live music and drink specials. Held at the Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain. Free. Info: or 669-8870.

hArVesT recorDs Located at 415-B Haywood Road, Asheville. Info: 258-2999. • Through WE (10/30) - Cyclus/ Ovum/ Corpus, a solo show by Mary Claire Becker. Info: 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 (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. • WE (11/6), 5-7pm - Opening reception for A Homeward Glance, works by Perry Winkler.

n.c. ArBoreTum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: or 6652492. • ONGOING - A LEGO brick sculpture exhibit will feature works by Sean Kenney. one squAre FooT • TH (11/7), 4:30-7:30pm - The Upper Curve #9 Gallery/Studios, 9 Riverside Drive, will host One Square Foot, 12" x 12" works in various mediums. Refreshments served. Info: rurAl liFe museum • ONGOING Interwoven: Coverlets, Ballads and America’s Discovery of Madison County Folklife will be on display at Mars Hill College's Montague Hall. Info:

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The BenDer gAllery 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 505-8341. • Through TU (12/31) - Through the Future, Brightly, works by Eunsuh Choi and Adam Waimon. The lAnguAge oF The BirDs • Through TU (11/5) - The Language of the Birds: A Ceramic Exploration of Alchemical Transmutation, a solo exhibition of BFA candidate Mary Katherine Donovan, will be on display at UNCA's Highmith Student Union Gallery. The upDrAFT Fine ArT gAllery 84 Walnut St. Thurs., 11am7pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-9pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Info: • Through TU (11/5) - The Universe in a Cubic Foot; Small Sculptures to Delight the Senses. TrAnsylVAniA communiTy ArTs council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • Through FR (11/8) - Isis, works by Christine Kosiba and Shannon Whitworth.

Farm Burger benefit, minus the burger

True Blue ArT supply 30 Haywood St. Mon.-Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: • Through TH (10/31) - Penguin Inventions, works by Jarrett Rutland. upsTAirs ArTspAce

what: Farm Burger fundraiser, to benefit the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. whERE: Farm Burger, 10 Patton Ave. whEn: Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30-10 p.m. $39. Info: why: Farm Burger is known for its grass-fed burgers, both beef and pork. But what would a burger joint be without the burger? Chef Chad Campbell is on a mission to find out. On Thursday, Nov. 7, Farm Burger will open its doors to hungry diners, all to benefit ASAP. The organization works yearround to connect local farmers with the public to strengthen the region’s food economy. ASAP pro-


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vides support to farmers and restaurants, hosts a yearly farm tour for the public and offers countless opportunities for kids to learn about the local food movement. Don’t expect one of Farm Burger’s mighty burgers at ASAP’s upcoming fundraiser. The event challenges Farm Burger’s chef to dream up a multi-course meal using local, seasonal produce. The details of the dinner are still a mystery, but perhaps Chef Campbell (pictured, left) will draw from the restaurant’s smorgasbord of toppings, which range from basil-tofu mayo to roasted bone marrow. All will be revealed at the benefit, which will no doubt carry on Farm Burger’s dedication to local food and ASAP’s commitment to our region’s farmers.

49 S. Trade St., Tryon. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 8592828. • Through (11/15) - The Things We Know: Seven Conceptual Artists. WArren Wilson's holDen gAllery The gallery is located on the campus of Warren Wilson College. Info: 771-3038. • Through SU (11/17) Jefferson Pinder: Work, Video and Performance Artworks, 2003-2012. • FR (11/1), 7pm - Curator talk with Julie Levin Caro. • TH (11/7), 7pm - An artist talk with Jefferson Pinder will be held in the university's Canon Lounge.

ArT/crAFT FAirs BArBer chrisTiAn liFe cenTer crAFT FesTiVAl • SA (11/2), 9am-3pm - Barber Christian Life Center will host a juried craft festival at First United Methodist Church, 6th and Church Streets, Hendersonville. Free to attend. Info: 697-1732. BesT oF DeerFielD crAFT shoW • SU (11/3), 1-5pm - The Best of Deerfield craft show will showcase works by Deerfield Retirement Community residents. Held at the retirement community, 1617 Hendersonville Road. Info: or 274-1531. counTry chrisTmAs BAzAAr • SA (11/2), 8am-2pm - A country Christmas bazaar will feature holiday ornaments and crafts, decorative items and a bake sale. Held at Church of the Redeemer, 1201 Riverside Drive, Woodfin. Info: 253-3588. Firehouse holiDAy crAFTs sAle • SA (11/2), 9am-3pm - The Firehouse Holiday Crafts Sale will be held at Barnardsville Fire Department, 100 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville. Free to attend. Info: 626-4288.

Weaverville Art Safari, a selfguided studio tour that features demonstrations, door prizes and more. Free. Info and map: • FR (11/1), 7pm - A preview party will be held at Weaverville Town Hall, 30 S. Main St. $10. Wnc poTTery FesTiVAl • SA (11/2), 10am-4pm - The WNC Pottery Festival will feature demonstrations and booths from 40 master potters. Held throughout downtown Dillsboro. $3/children under 12 free. Info: wncpotteryfestival. com or (800) 962-1911.

AuDiTions & cAll To ArTisTs ArTmArT • ONGOING - TC Arts Council seeks artists and crafters for its ArtMart in November. Info: 8842787. clAxTon elemenTAry holiDAy crAFT FAir • ONGOING - The Claxton Elementary Holiday Craft Fair seeks vendors for its nov. 16 fair. Info: or 5517391.

giFTs oF hope holiDAy FAir • SA (11/2), 10am-4pm & SU (11/3), 10am-2pm - The Gifts of Hope Holiday Fair, featuring products from Ten Thousands Villages, will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 766 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free to attend. Info: 693-7458.

gArDen ArT exhiBiT • Through MO (11/11) Haywood County Arts Council will accept photograph samples of garden art, including fountains, sculpture and other garden-related works, through nov. 11. Info:

oDyssey clAyWorks AcTion AucTion • SA (11/2), 5:30-8pm - Odyssey Ceramic Arts will host a live art auction at its studio, 236 Clingman Ave., featuring live music, organic local cuisine and beer. Afterparty to follow at The Grey Eagle. $20/$25. Info:

Jcc crAFT FAir • ONGOING - JCC seeks artists for its craft fair on nov. 17. Info:

Tryon ArTs AnD crAFTs • Through SA (11/16) - A wearable art show, featuring jewelry, leather work and fiber arts, will be held at the Tryon Arts and Crafts Gallery, 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon. Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm; Sat., 9am-1pm. Info: or 8598323. WeAVerVille ArT sAFAri • SA (11/2) & SU (11/3), 10am6pm - More than 40 artists will open their studios for the

Tc ArTs council’s holiDAy shoW • TC Arts Council’s Holiday Show and Sale will accept artwork from nov.18-20 at Transylvania Community Arts Council, 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Info: or 884-2787. 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.



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open heArTs VillAge FunDrAiser • SU (11/3), 3-7pm - Altamont Brewing Company, 1042 Haywood Road, will host a potluck with games, live music and a raffle to benefit The open hearts Village, a new preschool in Asheville. Free to attend. Info: posiTiVe preVenTion 5k • SU (11/3), 7:15am - The Positive Prevention 5K and 12K, to benefit WncAp, will be depart from Antler Hill Village at The Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road. $50 runners/$20 spectators. Info:

LifE in motion: The Cashore Marionettes will perform puppetry on the “universal themes of life” at Tryon Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 2. (p. 30)

BeneFiTs 'chAir-iTy' pAinTing eVenT • This sunday (pd.) Supports Our VOICE. Join us at Wine and Design and personally paint your own wooden stool. 25% of proceeds benefit our VOICE and it's sexual violence prevention programs. All paints and supplies provided, you design and keep the stool! • Sunday, November 3, 2-5 pm, Wine and Design Asheville, $55 per stool. • For more information and to register: (828) 2552442 or AnimAl rescue eVenT • WE (11/6), 5:30-7:30pm - An animal rescue event, to benefit goat mountain sanctuary and the Asheville humane society, will feature wine, food, live music and a book signing. Held at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St. $10/children free. Info: or 575-9525. AppAlAchiAn TrAil sTories • TU (11/5), 6-9pm - EJ Horrocks will present photos and stories about her adventures on the Appalachian Trail, to benefit Aurora studio and gallery, at The Hop, 640 Merrimon Ave. Info:


ArT is gooD is liFe • FR (11/1), 6-8pm - An opening reception for Art Is Good Is Life: Nurturing Through Art, to benefit AliVe, will be held at True Blue Art Supply, 30 Haywood St. Artist Greg Vineyard will donate a portion of sales. Info: DiAmonD BAll • FR (11/1), 7-10pm - The Diamond Ball, to benefit Junior league of Asheville, will celebrate the roaring '20s with food, entertainment and a drawing for a diamond from Wick and Greene Jewelers. Held at The Manor Inn, 265 Charlotte St. 21 and over. $50. Info: FArm Burger WiThouT The Burger • TH (11/7), 8-11pm - "Farm Burger Without the Burger," to benefit AsAp, will feature a multi-course meal created by Chef Chad Campbell. Held at 10 Patton Ave. $45. Registration required. Info: 348-8540. hAyWooD chrisTiAn minisTries ArT sAle • FR (11/1), 6-9pm & SA (11/2), 9am-2pm - An art sale, to benefit haywood christian ministries, will be held at Beverly-Hanks Realty, 74 N. Main St., Waynesville. Free to attend. Info: 734-1307. leAF schools AnD

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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 leicesTer communiTy Turkey supper • SA (11/2), 4-7pm - The leicester community center, 2979 Leicester Highway, will host a turkey supper, along with live music by The Pethtel Sisters, Fields of Grace and Chris Owens, to raise funds for improvements to the center. $8/free for children under 5. Info: mAskeD BAll For All • TH (11/7), 6-9pm - "A Renaissance Masked Ball For All," to benefit montford park players, will include food, dancing and a silent auction. Hosted by Asheville Affiliates at The Venue, 21 N. Market St. $25/$20. Info: or 254-5146. neDA WAlk • SA (11/2), 10am - A fundraising walk, to benefit the national eating Disorders Association, will depart from Carrier Park, 500 Amboy Road. $25/$15 students/$10 children under 12/$5 per pet. Info and registration:

reynolDs shoe DriVe • Through SA (11/30) Reynolds Shoe Drive will donate shoes to the survivors of the haiti earthquake. Dropoff location: Carolina Mountain Sales, 1550 Hendersonville Road. Info: or 277-5551. run For your ArT • SA (11/2), 10am-1pm - Run for Your Art fun run, to benefit Black mountain center for the Arts, will be held at the Black Mountain Recreation and Parks ball fields off Blue Ridge Road. $20. Info and registration: or spAgheTTi FunDrAiser • FR (11/1), 6-8pm - A dinner fundraiser for groce umc's men's missional outreach will include salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and drinks. $10/$5 children 10 and under. Info and reservations: 298-7647. sT. nicholAs proJecT • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 8:30am-5pm - st. nicholas project provides assistance to needy families during the holiday season. Sign up at Waddell Client Service Center in Westgate Shopping Center. Info: 242-2848 or Wine TAsTing memoriAl FunDrAiser • WE (10/30), 5-7pm - A wine tasting and memorial fundraiser for Danielle DixonAndrews, who recently passed away in a car accident, will be held at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St. Proceeds benefit the Dixon-Andrews family. $10; donations welcome. Info: Wnc heAlTh ADVocATes Dinner • SU (11/3), 5:30-8pm - The "Eat at Mike's" dinner and

silent auction, to benefit Wnc health Advocates, will be held at First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St. $25. Info:

clAsses, meeTings & eVenTs 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@ 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 scene sTuDy WiTh kelly mcgillis (pd.) Scene Study: Ongoing course, every Sunday, 4pm. • Sign up now for our 4 week Filmmaking Intensive, starting November 2, with Director and Instructor Brad Hoover. • Information/Registration: 917710-2805. New York Studio 3 Acting Conservatory. www. 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 UCC, 20 Oak St. $30 with discounts for public school teachers. Info and registration: or 777-4585. criBBAge gAThering • MONDAYS, 6pm - A weekly cribbage game will meet at Atlanta Bread Company, 633 Merrimon Ave. All levels welcome. Training available. Free. Info: emBroiDerers' guilD oF AmericA • TH (11/7), 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. Four seAsons ToAsTmAsTers • WEDNESDAYS, 8-9am Four Seasons Toastmasters will meet at Lake Pointe Landing, 333 Thompson St.,

Hendersonville. Info: grAce luTherAn church yArD AnD BAke sAle • SA (11/2), 7-11:30am - Grace Lutheran Church, Blythe Street and 6th Avenue West, will host a yard and bake sale. Free to attend. Info: 693-4972. hAnDmADe in AmericA crAFT lABs Info and cost: • WE (10/30), 5:30-7:30pm - "Creating Your Artist Statement" will be held at Energy Xchange Campus, 66 Energy Xchange Drive, Burnsville. • SA (11/2), 10am-noon "Sales Techniques for Artists" will be held at JE Broyhill Civic Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd. SE, Lenoir. --- 1-3pm - "Pricing Guidelines for Artists" will be held at the same location. inTersecTions crAFT group • TU (11/5), 6pm - The Intersections Craft Group will make teapots at The Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Place. $30 includes materials. Info: or 257-4530. 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 music lessons AT AsheVille music school • TUESDAYS, 5pm - Asheville Music School, a non-profit community music school open to all, offers private lessons and group instruction for all instruments, voices and styles. 126 College St. Info: 252-6244. smiTh mcDoWell house hisTory cenTer Located on the A-B Tech campus, 283 Victoria Road. Info: • ONGOING - Douglas Ellington: Asheville's Boomtown Architect exhibit. souTheAsT BBoy chAmpionships • SA (11/2), noon-11pm - The Southeast BBoy Championships will feature a street dance competition. Workshops from 1-5pm; competitions from 7-11pm. Held at The Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. $12/children 10 and under free. Info: south- sTArgAzing in BurnsVille • SA (11/2), 7-11pm - Blue Ridge Astronomy Group will host stargazing in Burnsville's town square. Free. Info: or 675-4449. Tree oF liFe ceremony • TH (11/7), 6pm - Madison Home Care and Hospice will host a Tree of Life ceremony to remember loved ones who have passed. Held at MCU's Broyhill Chapel. Free. Info: or 649-2705. WesTon A. price FounDATion • SU (11/3), 1:15-2:45pm - The East Asheville Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation will host a presentation with Dave Wetzel, owner of Green Pastures. Held at Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road. Free; donations accepted. Info: 577-7759. WooDcArVing compeTiTion AnD exhiBiT • SA (11/2), 9am-6pm & SU (11/3), 9am-4pm - The WNC Carvers will host a woodcarving

competition and exhibit at the Folk Art Center, MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 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. Info: mike lAWrence • FR (11/1), 7 & 9:30pm - NYCbased comedian Mike Lawrence will perform at The Millroom, 66 Asheland Ave. $17/$15 in advance. Info: funnybusiness.

The meTro shoW • FRIDAYS, 7-8pm - Disclaimer Comedy and Metro Wines present a headlining comedian and featured wine at 169 Charlotte St. $10 includes a glass of wine. Info: or 273-5348.

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 sTuDio zAhiyA (pd.) studio zahiya, Downtown Dance classes Monday 7pm Bellydance 1 • Tuesday 8:15am 30 Minute Workout, 9am Hip Hop Workout Dance • Wednesday 5pm Beginner Bellydance, 7pm Bellydance, 7pm High Heels Hip Hop • Thursday 9am Bellydance Workout • 7pm Bollywood • 8pm Hip Hop • Sunday 3pm Yoga for Dancers$13 for 60

minute classes.• 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. • 828.242.7595. DAncecluB DAnce clAsses! (pd.) Monday, 6pm: Jazz/ Funk • Monday, 7:30pm: Burlesque • Tuesday, 6:30pm: Dance & Sweat to Madonna • Wednesday, 6pm: Beginner Modern • Wednesday, 7:30pm: Burlesque • Thursday, 10am: Booty Camp Exercise. $9-$11/ class. 114 N. Lexington Avenue. 828-275-8628. BlAck mounTAin cenTer For The ArTs 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930. • SATURDAYS - Ballet classes for children with Casey Littlejohn. $35 per month. Call for schedule. mounTAin shAg cluB • TUESDAYS - The Mountain Shag Club meets weekly at Fred's Speakeasy, 2310 Hendersonville Road, Arden. Free lessons from 6:30-7pm. Shag DJ from 7-10pm. $5. Info:

souThern lighTs sDc Held at the Whitmire Activity Building, 301 Lily Pond Road, Hendersonville. Info and cost: 693-3825. • SA (11/2), 7pm - Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will host a salute to veterans dance. Advanced dance at 6pm.

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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: reclAiming selF-reliAnce • TH (11/7), 7pm - Transition Hendersonville will host a "Preparing for the Future By Reclaiming our Self-Reliance" forum in BRCC's Blue Ridge Conference Hall. Free. Info: Wnc sierrA cluB Info: or 2518289.

• WE (11/6), 7pm Commissioner Brownie Newman will discuss plans to reduce Buncombe County's carbon footprint during a meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place.

B&B Trick-or-TreAT • TH (10/31), 4-8pm - Asheville Bed and Breakfasts will host a self-guided Halloween walking tour, beginning at The Lion and the Rose, 276 Montford Ave. Free. Info: BArnAroo • FR (11/1) & SA (11/2) Barnaroo music festival will feature more than 19 local and regional bands, two stages, camping, vendors and more at Franny's Farm, 38 Came Sharp Road. $15-$30. Info and schedule: frannysfarm. com.

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Send your event listings to TreAT • TH (10/31), 5:30-9:30pm - The West Asheville Neighborhood Association invites children to trick-or-treat safely on Vermont Street, which will be closed to cars. Free. Info:

gArDening FAll Workshop series For gArDeners, eArThlings (pd.) Organic Growers School. UNCA, Saturdays: • November 2 (in Rhodes/Robinson-Room 125); and • November 9 (ZeisRoom 014). $15/class or $50/ day in advance; $18/class or $60/day at door. Information/ registration:

BRass of thE smoKiEs: Take in the bold tones of the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The concert does not include an island vacation, but it may transport you to a more relaxing place (p. 27).

DAy oF The DeAD • SA (11/2), noon - Day of the Dead festivities will include music by Krektones, Ahleuchatistas, Kovacs and the Polar Bear and others. Held at Zia Taqueria, 521 Haywood Road. Free. Info: GrandmaPresents. DAy oF The DeAD For kiDs • FR (11/1) - Day of the Dead crafts will be offered throughout the day by Hands On!, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free with $5 museum admission. Info: or 697-8333. FAll FAmily FesTiVAl • TH (10/31), 5:30-8pm - First Baptist Church of Asheville's Fall Family Festival will feature pony rides, inflatables, live mountain music, game booths, a magician and more. Free to attend; concessions available for purchase. Held rain or shine at 5 Oak St. Info: ghosT hunTing Tour For seniors • WE (10/30), 5:30pm - A historic ghost hunting tour of Asheville, designed for senior citizens, will depart from the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $27/$20 recreation center members. Info and registration: or 456-2030.


hAlloWeen JAzz ensemBle concerT • TH (10/31), 7:30pm - The Brevard College jazz ensemble will present a Halloweenthemed concert in the college's Porter Center. Free. Info: 8848211. henDersonVille Trickor-TreAT • TH (10/31), 4:30-7:30pm Downtown Hendersonville will host trick-or-treating with a costume contest at 5:30pm. Info: 233-3216. lisTen To This hAlloWeen sTories • TH (10/31), 7:30pm - "Listen to This: Stories in Performance" will present original stories and songs on the theme of "Welcome to the Terror Dome: True Tales of Being Truly Terrified." Hosted by Tom Chalmers at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. $10. Info: or 254-1320. push skATe shop & gAllery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • Through MO (12/2) - The Arts of Darkness III, a Halloween group show.

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The hAunTeD FArm • FR (11/1) & SA (11/2), 7pmmidnight - The Haunted Farm, a 50-minute tour featuring three stages: "The Woods," "The Farm" and "The Haunted Hayride." 624 Townsend Road, Hendersonville. $16 (cash only). Info: The hAunTeD TrAil • Through WE (10/30), 6:309pm - The Haunted Trail will feature crafts, games, live actors and food trucks. Held at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway. $8/$6 ages 4-9/age 3 and under free. Additional $2 charge at the door. Info: The rocky horror shoW • FR (11/1) & SA (11/2), 7:30pm - A-B Tech drama students will perform a staged version of The Rocky Horror Show in the college's Ferguson Auditorium. Costumes encouraged; thrown props not allowed. $10/$5 students and veterans. Info and tickets: or 398-7890. TreATs on The sTreeT • TH (10/31), 5-7pm - "Treats on the Street" invites kids to trickor-treat along Waynesville's Main Street. Free. Info: WesT AsheVille Trick-or-

AlliAnce For sAVing ThreATeneD ForesTs symposium • WE (10/30), 8:30am-5pm - The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests will present a symposium on preserving hemlocks, firs, chestnuts, ash and other trees at the N.C. Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. Free. Info: AsheVille gArDen cluB • WE (11/6), 10am - A meeting of the Asheville Garden Club will include a program on holiday decorating. Held at North Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchmont Road. Refreshments at 9:30am. Free; supplies provided. Info: 2580922. BiochAr Workshop • SA (11/2), 10am-5pm - A biochar workshop will feature hands-on learning and demonstrations, a tour of the new biochar facility and a lunch cooked with a biochar machine. Held at Grandview Living Web Farm, 176 Kimzey Road, Mills River. $15 suggested donation. Info and registration: LivingWebFarms. org or 505-1660. BoTAnicAl gArDens AT AsheVille 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Registration required for most classes. Info: or 252-5190. • SU (11/3), 2-3:30pm - A class on native conifer trees will include a talk and walk. $15/$10 members. men's gArDen cluB oF AsheVille • TU (11/5), 11:45am - The Men's Garden Club of

Asheville will meet at First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., for a program on growing lilies. Lunch reservations required by oct. 31. For those not purchasing lunch, the meeting begins at 12:40pm. $12 for lunch/free to attend. Info: 255-0473. orgAnic groWers school • SA (11/2), 9am-5:30pm - Organic Growers School will host conference encore classes on a variety of topics, including urban permaculture, herbs for mental health, soil nutrient management and backyard fungal farming. Held at UNCA's Rhodes/Robinson Building, Room 125. $15 per class. Info and registration: sylVA gArDen cluB • TU (11/5), 9:30am - A meeting of the Sylva Garden Club will include a wreathmaking workshop. Held at First Presbyterian Church, 46 Presbyterian Drive, Sylva. Info: 586-4256. TAilgATe mArkeTs WeDnesDAys • 8am-noon - haywood historic Farmers market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. Ends Oct. 29. • 8am-noon - Waynesville Tailgate market, 171 Legion Drive. Ends Oct. 30. • 1-5pm - Asheville city market south, Biltmore Park Town Square, Town Square Boulevard. Ends Oct. 30. • 2-5pm - spruce pine Farmers market, 297 Oak Ave. Ends Oct. 30. • 2-6pm - French Broad Food co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. Ends Nov. 27. • 2-6pm - montford Farmers market, 36 Montford Ave. Ends Nov. 27. • 2:30-6:30pm - Weaverville Tailgate market, 60 Lakeshore Drive. Ends Oct. 30. ThursDAys • 8am-2pm - henderson county curb market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. Ends Dec. 31. • 3-6pm - Flat rock Tailgate market, 2720 Greenville Highway. Ends Oct. 31. sATurDAys • 6am-noon - caldwell county Farmers market, 120 Hospital Ave., N.E., Lenoir. Ends Dec. 21. • 8am-noon - north Asheville Tailgate market, UNCA commuter lot C. Ends Nov. 23. • 8am-noon - Waynesville

Tailgate market, 171 Legion Drive. Ends Oct. 30. • 8am-1pm - Asheville city market, 161 South Charlotte St. Ends Dec. 28. • 8am-2pm - henderson county curb market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. Ends Dec. 31. • 8am-12:30pm - Transylvania Tailgate market, 190 E. Main St., Brevard. Ends Dec. 21. • 8:30am-12:30pm - yancey county Farmers market, U.S. 19 East at S. Main Street, Burnsville. Ends Dec. 14. • 9am-noon - Jackson county Farmers market, Community Table, Central St., Sylva. • 9am-noon - historic marion Tailgate market, West Henderson and Logan Streets. Ends Dec. 14. • 9am-2pm - leicester Farmers market, 338 Leicester Highway. Ends Nov. 23. TuesDAys • 8am-2pm - henderson county curb market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. Ends Dec. 31. • 3-6pm - historic marion Tailgate market, West Henderson and Logan streets. Ends Dec. 14. • 3:30-6:30pm - West Asheville Tailgate market, 718 Haywood Road. Ends Nov. 19. DAily • 8am-6pm - Wnc Farmers market, 570 Brevard Road. Ongoing.

goVernmenT & poliTics henDerson counTy DemocrATic pArTy or 692-6424. • 1st SATURDAYS, 9am-noon - The Henderson County Democratic Party will host a breakfast at 905 Greenville Highway. $8. u.s. AnD ArAB spring pAnel • MO (11/4), 7:30pm - A panel discussion on the United States and the Arab Spring will be held in UNCA's Highsmith University Union Grotto. Free. Info: straboul@unca. edu or 251-6298.

kiDs The LiTTLe Gym • now enrolling! (pd.) Ages 4 months-12 years in gymnastics, dance, karate and parent/child classes.

Call 667-9588 or online www. for details FAmily Fun FiTness DAy AnD AnniVersAry celeBrATion (pd.) Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12-4pm, Asheville Family Fitness, 149 Leicester Hwy, Asheville. Lots of fun events for kids of all ages – kid’s pool party, games, crafts, exercise fun, bounce house and more. But we didn’t forget the parents! • Music, food, chair massages, demonstrations and lots of great prizes. You could even win a one year gym membership! • Free door prize to first 50 people. For more information call 225-3838 or visit http://www.ashevillefitspine. com/events/affs-birthdayparty/ 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 11/5, $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 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. • FR (11/1), SA (11/2) & TU (11/5) - Children are invited to participate in voter education activities throughout the day. • WE (11/6), 10:30am - Book 'n Craft: Duck for President. • TH (11/7), 10:30am - Healthy Kids Club: Smile Time Friends. pisgAh AsTronomicAl reseArch insTiTuTe Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or • TU (11/5), 6-8pm - Girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate a SciGirls program on weather balloons. $10.

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 42nD sTreeT JAzz BAnD • SATURDAYS, 6-9pm - The 42nd Street Jazz Band will perform at Kelsey's Restaurant and Lounge, 840 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 693-9393. BreVArD college FAll concerTs • TH (10/31), 7:30pm - The college's jazz ensemble will perform in the Porter Center. Free. Info: 884-8211. • TH (11/7), 7:30pm - The Brevard College Symphonic Winds will perform in the college's Porter Center. Free. Info: 884-8211. hAyWooD communiTy BAnD • SU (11/3), 4pm - The Haywood Community Band will perform a concert in memory of its founding director Bob Hill at First United Methodist Church, 566 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Free. Info: kArAoke AT plAyers • WEDNESDAYS, 8pm; FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, 9pm - Players Cigar Bar, 170 Rosscraggon Road, hosts weekly karaoke. Info: 6760588. music AT uncA Concerts are held in Lipinsky Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Tickets and info: 2325000. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Blue Ridge Orchestra will hold an open rehearsal in UNCA’s Reuter Center. Info: or 251-6140. open mic AT The courTyArD gAllery • MONDAYS, 8:30-10:30pm Open mic with Ash Devine at the Courtyard Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Building, 109

Roberts St. Musicians, storytellers, poets, filmmakers and other artists welcome. Free. Info: carlos@ashevillecourtyard. com. pAn hArmoniA Info: • MO (11/4), 6:30pm - A Haen Gallery concert will feature works for flute and strings by Mozart, Brahms and William Bradbury. Held at Haen Gallery, 52 Biltmore Ave. $24/$22 in advance/$8 students. peggy rATusz AnD DuAne simpson • SU (11/3), noon-3pm - Peggy Ratusz and Duane Simpson (blues) will perform at Local Taco, 68 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: peggyratusz. percussion ensemBle concerT • TH (11/7), 7:30pm UNCA's percussion ensemble will perform in Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/students free. Info: music. or 251.6432. smoky mounTAin BrAss quinTeT • TU (11/5), 7:30pm - The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform in WCU's Coulter Building. Free. Info: 227-7242. sT. mATThiAs musicAl perFormAnces Located at 1 Dundee St. (off South Charlotte). Info: 2850033. • SU (11/3), 3pm - A chamber music concert will feature a 23-piece ensemble. Donations accepted. TinA AnD her pony • SA (11/2), 8pm - Tina and Her Pony (Americana) will perform at Dobra Tea, 78 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: or

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Wcu percussion ensemBle • TH (11/7), 7:30pm - The WCU Percussion Ensemble will perform in the university's Coulter Building. Free. Info: 227-7242.

ouTDoors elk knoB hike • SA (11/2), 10am - The Western North Carolina Alliance will host a 3.8-mile hike in Elk Knob State Park near Boone, led by Ashby Gale. Free. Info:

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sAhc hike • SA (11/2), 10am-4pm - Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will host a hike to Lost Cove. Dogs allowed. $10/free for members. Info and meeting location:

puBlic lecTures puBlic lecTures & eVenTs AT uncA Events are free unless otherwise noted. Info: • TH (10/31), 12:30pm - Brown Bag Talk with faculty authors: “Increasing Multicultural Understanding in a Post-Racial World.” Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. • MO (11/4), 7:30pm - World Affairs Council: “Revolution Interrupted." Reuter Center. $8.

Rituals to honor death and usher rebirth Halloween, Samhain and Dia De Los Muertos Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 are days marking a plethora of cross-cultural ceremonies that honor the dead. Each has its own rituals, but they all share the common element of remembering those who have crossed over and offering reverence to death itself. Samhain, the Celtic new year, is more precisely recognized when the sun enters 15 degrees in Scorpio. Pronounced “Sow-en,” Samhain is a Gaelic word meaning “Summer’s End.” High Priestess Lianna Costantino of Sylvan Hearth Pagan Temple offers some insights about the holiday: “One of the four Greater Sabbats, Samhain marks the first day of winter ... and is typically the last harvest of the year. In the past, this was an important time of storing supplies and culling the herds that could not be fed throughout


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puBlic lecTures AT Wcu Lectures, readings and events at Western Carolina University are free unless otherwise noted. Info: • TH (11/7), 6pm - "How Does a Person Become a Piece of Meat?" A.K. Hinds University Center. • TH (11/7), 4pm - Business development and growth adviser David Lilly will lead a presentation in the A.K. Hinds University Center.


the winter. A communion feast was shared with special reverence to the idea of neighbors helping each other through the winter. “At this time, we give thanks for the successes we have been able to ‘harvest’ from our efforts during the year — this is our ‘Thanksgiving.’ “Samhain is also seen as a time when the ‘veil’ between this world and the next becomes thinner ... allowing us to honor our ancestors by asking them to join us. It is a time for honoring them, [honoring] our heritage and thanking them for their influence in our lives. In our ritual circle, we have a place of honor for their photos and memorabilia, [and] we have an empty place setting at our table to show that they are always with us. “When we come together at Samhain, we see it as a celebration of death and rebirth. Death is, after all, a birth, and birth is leaving behind what is known up to that point.” To attend the Samhain ritiual at Sylvan Hearth, call 331-8668.

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) 258-3229.

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. • 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5:00-6:15. AquAriAn consciousness FelloWship (pd.) Metaphysical program inspired by spiritual growth topics of your choice. Meditation, potluck, St. Germain live channeled piano music. • Second and Fourth Wednesday. 6:30pm. • Donation. (828) 6583362. 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: 2583241. 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@ 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 AsheVille insighT meDiTATion (pd.) Free introduction to insight or mindfulness meditation. 2nd and 4th Thursday. 7pm. Asheville Insight Meditation, Suite 200, 29 Ravenscroft Dr, (828) 808-4444, AsheVille insighT meDiTATion (pd.)"AsheVille insighT meDiTATion Practice Mindfulness Meditation (aka Vipassana or Insight Meditation) with a supportive group. Group sessions: Wednesdays,

7pm-8:30pm. Sundays, 10am11:30pm. 29 Ravenscroft Dr., Suite 200, Asheville. (828) 8084444,www.ashevillemeditation. com" AsheVille insighT meDiTATion (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., (828) 808-4444" AncienT egypTiAn spiriTuAl & ViBrATionAl science (pd.) With BioGeometry® Founder Dr. Ibrahim Karim from Cairo, Egypt. Friday, November 1, 7pm. $15, Limited Seating. Will sell out. Hilton at Biltmore Park, Asheville. More information or purchase advance tickets at (828) 298-7007 or www. geTTing To The heArT oF grATiTuDe (pd.) A half-day course on Loving Kindness with American Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Nyema, resident teacher of Ganden Buddhist Center. • Saturday, November 9, 10am1pm at Girl Scouts Program Center, 64 W.T. Weaver Blvd. $20 or $15 students/ seniors. Everyone welcome! For Info: 828-668-2241 or eckAnkAr Worship service • “discoverinG The DiVine principle” (pd.) “The Light and Sound of God are the two aspects through which the ECK, or Holy Spirit, makes Itself known. It comes in many forms to bring upliftment, comfort when we are troubled, or protection when we are in danger.” Experience stories from the heart, creative arts and more, followed by fellowship and a pot-luck lunch. (Donations accepted). Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 11am to 12 noon, Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Rd. (lower level), Asheville NC 28806, 828-254-6775. www. church oF The gArDen • SUNDAYS, 10:45am – 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 Rainbow Community School, 574 Haywood Road. Donations appreciated.


coFFee AnD chrisT • 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Coffee and Christ, a casual conversation about Christian cosmology, meets at Edna's of Asheville, 870 Merrimon Ave. Free. Info: grAce luTherAn church 1245 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-4890. • WEDNESDAYS, 4:455:30pm - OASIS will include choral and instrumental rehearsals and youth activities, followed by a faith and fine arts event from 5:307:30pm. • SU (11/3), 8:15, 9:45 & 11:15am - All Saints’ Sunday services. greAT Tree zen Temple Daily, weekly and monthly retreats and zazen practice and study. Info: or 645-2085. • TUESDAYS, 3:30pm -

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. • DAILY, 10am-4:30pm - Chakra balancing light sessions. Donations accepted. • DAILY - Seven Circuit Classical Labyrinth. Daylight hours. • SA (11/2), 1:30-3:30pm Dr. Sha's soul healing class with Ellen Logan. $10. • TUESDAYS, 7:30pm - Self Energy Awareness Group. moTher groVe Info: 230-5069 or info@ • FR (11/1), 7pm - "Blessed Samhain, Blessed Dead," a Samhain ritual, will be held at Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, 2 Westwood Place. $5 and nonperishable food item requested. seniorsAlT impAcT • MO (11/4), 9am-1pm This morning program is

designed to encourage senior adult believers to reach their friends and family for Jesus Christ. Event features a screening of Seven Days in Utopia. Held at The Cove at the Billy Graham Training Center, 1 Porter's Cove Road. $25. Info: 298-2092 or thecove. org.

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.

sisTers on The Journey • WEDNESDAYS, 6:308:30pm - Sisters on the Journey women's circle will focus on living genuine, wholehearted and empowered lives. Meets biweekly. $10 donation. Info and location: or

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.

spiriTuAl DeVelopmenT 101 • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm Spiritual Development 101 will teach participants how to develop spiritual gifts. Held at the Dove's Nest. Free. Info and directions: 808-3879 or mountaintwin@ TrAnsmission

spoken & WriTTen WorD BATTery pArk WriTing group (pd.) Mondays, 6:30pm, Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. This group meets to write together and then share in a supportive atmosphere. • Free! Lisa at 6915472 or for more information.

AccenT on Books 854 Merrimon Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 252-6255. • SA (11/2), 11am - Amy Ridenour will present her book Historic Inns of Asheville. AsheVille BookWorks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: or 255-8444. • SA (11/2), 7pm Vandercooked Poetry Night will feature a reading by poet Holly Iglesias and opportunities to print letterpress broadsides. Blue riDge Books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. All programs free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 456-6000. • SA (11/2), 3pm - Robert Moore will present his book The Neighbor. BreVArD sToryTelling






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FesTiVAl • FR (11/1) & SA (11/2) - The Brevard Storytelling Festival will feature readings, workshops and concerts. Held at Transylvania County Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard. Free. Info and schedule: BuncomBe counTy puBlic liBrAries liBrAry ABBreViATions - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n ec = Enka-Candler Library (1404 Sandhill Road, 250-4758) n sA = South Asheville/Oakley Library (749 Fairview Road, 2504754) n sW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n WV = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • Through (12/17) - Book loans for "Imagining the Future: Scientific Revelations in Fiction," a science fiction book discussion series, will be available. Discussions held every other Tuesday. pm • TH (10/31), 6pm - Book Club: Love Will Save the Day by Gwen Cooper. sW • 1st FRIDAYS, 4-5pm - Lego club for kids ages age 5 to 12. ec. • SA (11/2), 10am-3pm - Halfprice used book sale. WV ciTy lighTs BooksTore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • TH (10/31), 6:30pm - All Hallow’s Eve storytelling. mAlAprop's BooksTore AnD cAFe 55 Haywood St. Info: malaprops. com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • TU (11/5), 7pm - Ann Patchett will present her book This is the Story of a Happy Marriage in UCNA's Lipinsky Auditorium. Advanced tickets recommended. $15. nAnoWrimo: WriTe in • MO (11/4), 5:30pm - The Transylvania County Library will provide writers with a quiet space to work on their novels for NaNoWriMo. Free; registration required: poeTry reADings • WE (10/30), 9pm - Open mic at Vanuatu Kava Bar. Musicians, poets, spoken word, jugglers, contortionists, etc. welcome. Held at 15 Eagle St. Hosted by


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Caleb Beissert. Free. soulspeAk AsheVille • SA (11/2), 2:15-4:15pm Soulspeak Asheville will host a free spoken word workshop for youth poets at New York Studio, 2002 Riverside Drive. A poetry slam for ages 13-19 will follow. Workshop free/$15 poetry slam/$7 students and teachers. Info: or 301-0529.

sporTs AsheVille BroWns BAckers • ONGOING - Asheville Browns Backers, a nonprofit organization, invites Cleveland Browns fans to view games at Beef 'O Brady's, 2625 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: Ashevillebbw@ 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: jay.nelson@ or 2504269. coeD DoDgeBAll leAgue • MONDAYS through (12/9), 7-9pm - Coed Dodgeball League for ages 16 and up. Info: 669-2052 or collin.bugniazet@ Women's VolleyBAll leAgue • TUESDAYS, 6-8:30pm Waynesville Parks and Rec will host a women's volleyball league, open to ages 16 and older, at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $4 per night/free for members. Info: recathletics@townofwaynesville. org or 456-2030.

TheATer AsheVille communiTy TheATre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: ashevilletheatre. org or 254-1320. • FR (11/1), 7:30pm - A Tribute to Barbra Streisand. $19. cAshore mArioneTTes • SA (11/2), 8pm - The Cashore Marionettes will perform at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. $28/$10 students. Info: or 859-8322. Dog sees goD • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS (11/7) until (11/23)

- Dog Sees God. "Bert V. Royal's darkly comedic play imagines the Peanuts kids all grown up and dealing with drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity." Performed at the BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St. $18/$15 in advance. Info and tickets: FlAT rock plAyhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • Through SU (11/3) - The musical biography, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, will be performed at the Mainstage. $40. Info: avl. mx/01b. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (11/24) - The Three Musketeers, based on the story by Alexandre Dumas, will be performed on the mainstage. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $35 with discounts for students, seniors and military. go, grAnny D • FR (11/1), 7pm - Go, Granny D, a one-woman show about “Granny D” Haddock, will be performed at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. $10 suggested donation. Info: or 669-1785. henDersonVille liTTle TheATre 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. Info: 692-1082 or • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (11/3) - Turn of the Screw, an adaptation of Henry James’ story about a young governess who travels to a lonely English manor house. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $20/$15 students/$10 children under 18. n.c. sTAge compAny 15 Stage Lane. Info: or 239-0263. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (11/17) - The Book Club Play, a comedy about a book club that becomes the focus of a documentary film. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $16/$28. romeo AnD JulieT • FR (11/1), SA (11/2), 7:30pm; SU (11/3), 2pm - Romeo and Juliet will be performed by the Asheville High School Theatre Department at the AHS Arts Theatre, 419 McDowell St. $4-$6. Info: 350-2641.


uncA TheATer • Through TU (11/5) - Alpha Psi Omega will present a performance of Macbeth featuring UNCA students and community members. Held in the university's Grotto. Free. Info and schedule: or 768-7853.

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. 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:, or 350-6270. plAy AnD leArn For inFAnTs AnD ToDDlers • TUESDAYS, 10:30am & THURSDAYS, 10 & 11am - An eight-week series of pre-literacy classes for parents and children from Buncombe County. Tuesdays, ages 3-12 months; Thursdays, ages 13-35 months. Free. Info, location and registration: 350-2932 or grace.ragaller@ plAy AnD leArn For preschoolers AnD pArenTs • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS until (10/31), 9am - An eightweek series of pre-literacy classes for parents, caregivers and children ages 3-5 from Buncombe County. Free. Info, location and registration: 3502904 or marna.holland@asheville.

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, vehicle and insurance. Info: (800) 227-2345. AsheVille AreA hABiTAT For humAniTy • ONGOING - AAHH, a nonprofit whose goal is to provide safe and decent housing to Buncombe County residents, seeks ReStore volunteers. Opportunities include working with the deconstruction program and assisting with neighborhood pickups and deliveries. Info: 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 single-parent homes with adult mentors. Info: or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers age 18 and older 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. Volunteers age 16 and older are needed to mentor one hour per week in schools and after-school sites. Info session: nov. 12 at noon. 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. Orientation: Jan. 8 or 9. mAnnA FooDBAnk • MANNA FoodBank seeks volunteers to work in its warehouse. Mon.-Sat. daytime and Thurs. evening shifts available. Info:, mgruber@ or 2993663, ext. 245. memorycAre ADminsTrATiVe supporT VolunTeer • ONGOING - MemoryCare, a nonprofit dedicated to providing assessment, treatment and support for memory-impaired individuals and their families, seeks a volunteer administrative assistant 2-3 hours a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for general office duties. Info:

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Don Yelton bridges political divide

ASHEVILLE, MONDAY — Recently banished Buncombe County GOP precinct chair Don Yelton bridged the political divide gripping this nation with an appearance on The Daily Show in which he discussed race and the voter ID law in North Carolina, prompting citizens from across the nation and along all points of the political spectrum to band together and publicly ridicule his thoughts, ideas and beliefs. Yelton’s expansive statements — regarding “the lazy blacks,” “the negras” and, as he lamented that he is not allowed to call them because he himself is an industrious white, the “n-words” — proved to be thought provoking to the public, and all the thoughts that were provoked were of shock and outrage. In regard to his use of racial epithets during his interview on The Daily Show, Yelton commented, “I’m not afraid to call a spade a spade.” “As I clarified during a followup interview with WWNC host Pete Kaliner, I merely pointed out that n-words can call each other n-words but I can’t call a n-word the n-word,” said Yelton.

Having been shunned by both major political parties, Yelton’s political ambitions have been thwarted at every turn by each political party he has been a member of while actively a member, and he finds himself running out of local organizations he can torpedo with his membership. In addition to the Buncombe County GOP and North Carolina GOP, the KKK has also distanced itself from Yelton, citing the difficulties an association with him creates in gaining new members. “At this point my only option is to launch my own political party so that I can ruin it through my active participation in it,” said Yelton. Other topics brought up by Don Yelton but left on cutting-room floor by The Daily Show editors: • Gay marriage (with a heavy lisp) • A spirited defense of the word “retard” • Jon Stewart’s religion and its relevance to control of the media • “Moral looseness” vs. “physical looseness” • The voting habits of grown-up 1980s crack babies as evidenced in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections • Loopholes in Gettysburg Address

Open letter to Don Yelton Dear Don, It certainly is unfortunate that you’ve embarrassed yourself nationally, in an interview for television’s The Daily Show. It is equally unfortunate that you’ve dragged me into the center of your controversial statements. Again. In fairness, during all the years you’ve asserted that I was your “black friend,” we’ve enjoyed a number of great laughs on the subject. You’ve introduced me as “your black friend” at gatherings. You’ve ironically referred to me as “your black friend” when you’ve painted yourself into a rhetorical corner where your overt racism seemed obvious to all. Remember the time you lamented that you’d been blackballed by the local Moose Club, and then shot me a knowing glance and a giggling aside: “no offense?” Good times. But the simple fact is, I am not your black friend, Don, and I have never understood your confusion on the

subject. When I first emigrated from Sweden, I knew that being Scandinavia’s only living albino Swede would present a number of challenges, but I thought they would mostly revolve around finding my favorite pickled herring in the grocery store or staying away from sunlight, artificial light, and even the happy glow emitted by American optimism. But no. For the last time, Don, I AM WHITE. I am the whitest whitey white person since the invention of white. Other white people do not pale in comparison. Well-wishing, do-gooder mobs have attempted to extinguish my hair. I don’t get snow-blindness; snow gets meblindness. For the last time, stop calling me your black friend, or I will be on you like me on rice. Respectfully, your long-time white friend, Sven Gundersson

Govt. workers dismayed by end of govt. shutdown WNC, TUESDAY — With the government shutdown now behind them, many federal workers are wrestling with the resumption of dissatisfying, redundant and insufferably boring jobs. “I’d almost forgotten how interesting and diverse life could be,” said James Fitz, manager at a federally owned Waynesville warehouse. Fitz looks to be struggling to breathe, but his face eventually softens. “I think about ending it … for everybody. But by the time I’d fill out the necessary paperwork, I’d be dead anyway.” Even in what most would consider an ideal environment, the soul-sucking nature of working for a government-controlled entity can take its toll. Consider Kathy Pengus, a booth attendant at a Smokey Mountains National Park entrance, who describes the nearly Orwellian existence she’s had to resume: “It’s the same thing day after day, hour after hour. A car pulls up to the window, and I run through my mental checklist of government-mandated ‘public engagement protocols.’ The questions are always the same.” Pengus’ eyes widen, her voice becoming a slow, hypnotic monotone. “‘How far does this road go? What’s the best part to see? Where do we go to see Smokey the Bear?’” Fortunately, not all “fed emps” are bemoaning their failure to escape the life draining tedium of such rigidly regulated jobs. Take Gerald Klipsen, application processer at the U.S. General Services Administration in Asheville. “I’m so grateful to be back to work,” beams Klipsen. “I missed my cubicle. You know, the old building really grows on you after 38 years. The way the flickering fluorescent lights dance on the linoleum floors, the smell of mildew from the spots where the roof left puddles last time it rained. “Yep,” sighs Klipsen wistfully, “I really missed the old girl.” Klipsen shoots a quick glance around the room. “But I’ll tell you a secret,” he whispers. “What I missed most of all were my stamps.” Klipsen tenderly picks up a wood-handled rubber stamp from an impressive array on his cubicle desk. He uses them to mark what he estimates are 7,000 applications a day. Leaning in close, Klipsen adds, “I don’t tell everybody this, but I’ve given them all names.” Klipsen proceeds to describe the unique personalities of each one. Two particular stamps stand out: Marge, the cantankerous grump who takes perverse pleasure in placing her angry red ink on the unfortunate applications which are “DENIED,” and Oliver, who enthusiastically leaves his mark upon any applications which fit the category of “MORE INFO NEEDED.”

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Prefecture, Japan, that he was going the wrong way on the Takamatsu Expressway only because he had missed his exit 1 km back and thought it best just to turn the car around and retrace the path to the ramp. Police said his short September jaunt had caused a collision that didn’t involve his own car. Lame: Riverview, Fla., schoolteacher Ethel Anderson, 31, was convicted in September of having sex with a 12-year-old boy she was tutoring, despite her assertion that her hundreds of sexual text messages were merely “rewards” to get his attention and encourage progress in math.

teach our children well: (1) Officials at Milford Haven School in Pembrokeshire county, Wales, punished Rhys Johnson, 14, in October for violating the dress code against shaved heads. He was helping raise money for an anti-cancer charity after a third relative of his contracted the illness. (2) North Andover (Mass.) High School punished honor student and volleyball captain Erin Cox in October for giving a drunk classmate a ride home. Cox was clean and sober but violated the school’s “zero tolerance” attitude toward alcohol users (even though more student drunkdriving might result if sober friends fear school punishment). • Walter Dixon knew he was about to be relocated last December from a Joliet, Ill., correctional facility to begin serving a new federal drug conspiracy sentence, but state officials mistakenly freed him instead. Dixon protested but said he was aggressively dismissed from the premises. It wasn’t till September that he was finally re-arrested and began his new sentence. (Dixon was easily located because, though free, he’d met regularly with his parole officer and was taking several vocational courses.)

Land developers for the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. (famous as the inspiration for the hotel in Stephen King’s The Shining) announced recently that they need more space and thus will dig up and move the hotel’s 12-gravesite pet cemetery. Neighbors told the Fort Collins Coloradoan in September that they feared the construction noise, but somehow ignored the potential release of departed spirits (though an Animal Planet “dog psychic” who lives in Estes Park seemed to volunteer her services to calm the pets’ souls).

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In September, landlord Elwyn Gene Miller, 64, went on trial in Iowa City, Iowa, for spying on tenants in the small apartment building he owns, after apparently having constructed peepholes allowing him views into bathrooms and other areas, and having been spotted climbing from a crawl space after accessing one peephole. Nonetheless, as Miller’s lawyer pointed out, the law applies only to peeping for “sexual gratification,” and there is no “firsthand knowledge or observation” that Miller was “aroused” at the time he was spotted. (At press time, the judge was mulling a decision.)

In September, an appeals tribunal reinstated Gwent, Wales, police officer Shaun Jenkins, 36, who was fired in 2010 for having sex with a woman while on duty. The head of a police court concluded that Jenkins was on an authorized break at the time — making the infraction no more improper than stopping for “a spot of tea.” (Investigators originally found it appalling that Jenkins was out of uniform during the escapade, but he pointed out that his gun remained on his person at all times, albeit down around his ankles.) X

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Confusion about federal health-care law persists in WNC Local agency holds information session to dispel rumors By caitLin ByRd 251-1333 ext. 140

They came with notepads, folders and pamphlets, and many of the more than 100 people who attended the Council on Aging of Buncombe County’s first information session about the Affordable Care Act came with questions on Oct. 17. “There’s all sorts of wild, wild rumors out there,” said john wingerter, director of Health Insurance Information Services for the local agency. “People are afraid they’re going to be thrown in jail, that they’re going to lose their homes — you would not believe the amount of misinformation out there.” However, Wingerter said the greatest amount of confusion about the federal law, also known as Obamacare, stems from the portion of the act known as the individual responsibility. This provision requires that every U.S. resident have health insurance in 2014, and those without insurance will be

BREaKing it down: John Wingerter, director of Health Insurance Information Services for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, answered questions about the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 17. More info sessions are planned. Photo by Caitlin Byrd.

required to pay a fee of either 1 percent of their yearly income or $95, whichever is greater. For more than an hour, Wingerter clicked through a slideshow at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, explaining the basics of the Affordable Care Act: Health insurers cannot deny someone coverage based on pre-existing conditions. The law established a healthcare marketplace, where people can sign up for insurance. The marketplace opened for enrollment Oct. 1, and people will have until March 31, 2014, to sign up for insurance in the marketplace. But Wingerter said the questions haven’t stopped there and he anticipates that more questions about the law will likely continue to come to the Council on Aging. Since late September, the agency has been providing health-care navigators to help people who are interested in signing up for insurance through the marketplace — a more challenging task after website glitches occurred with the launch of, the virtual location where people can shop for and compare different types of coverage plans. “The calls I’ve been receiving lately have been from people have gotten to various stages in the [online] application process and want to know when they’re going to receive notification of their subsidy,” he said.

Many of those questions, Wingerter noted, have come from folks who are being told that Medicaid and Medicare do not qualify as health insurance under the law. It does, along with other public plans like the Children’s Health Insurance Program, various health-insurance plans provided by Veterans Affairs and TRICARE for active-duty or retired military-service members. “I’ve had several calls from people who are on Medicare and I had to reassure them that they’re covered and they don’t have to do anything,” he said. “But the majority of people will be covered under an employer plan.” Currently in North Carolina, two insurance companies are offering plans through the marketplace: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Coventry Health Care. However, not all of the 26 products Blue Cross and Blue Shield are providing and the 25 Coventry Health Care are offering through the marketplace may be available in all 100 counties. With these differences in mind, Wingerter said it’s important for people to shop around for plans on, contact the state’s call center at (855) 733-3711 to set up an appointment with a healthcare navigator and attend information sessions being sponsored throughout the county in the coming months. X

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resTorATiVe yogA For sTress relieF (pd.) End your weekend with a yoga class specifically designed to relieve anxiety and stress. Sunday 11/3, 1:30-3:30pm, $25 1378 Hendersonville Road.Registration required, 2775741,

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.

ADhD gloBAl AWAreness monTh • Through (10/31) - ADHD Center for Success will host a number of free and low-cost events in Asheville and Buncombe County in honor of ADHD Global Awareness Month. Info and schedule:

reD cross BlooD DriVes 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • SA (11/2), 8am-2:30pm - BPO Does will host a Red Cross blood drive from 10am-2pm, along with a yard and bake sale. Held at The Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St., Hendersonville. Free. Info and appointment: 768-5473. • SU (11/3), noon-4:30pm - Abigail Dockery Memorial Blood Drive. 20 New St. Info: (919) 274-3204.

AsheVille communiTy yogA cenTer Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: • SA (11/2), 10:30am-12:30pm - “Seasonal Strategies Guidance from the Science of Ayurveda.” $20. • SU (11/3), 11:30am-1pm - “Love Your Dog Workshop” will focus on downward facing dog. A portion of proceeds benefit local animal shelters. $20. • MONDAYS (11/4) through (11/25), 1-2:30pm Four-week Yoga Nidra series. $40.

siDe By siDe singers • FRIDAYS (11/1) through (11/22), 1-3pm - The Side by Side Singers will use music to enhance connections between individuals diagnosed with dementia and their loved ones. Held at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Free. Info: 641-4680.

communiTy heAlTh FAir • SA (11/2), 7-10am - Local health organizations will host a community health fair at YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave. Programs include glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and other screenings. Appointment and fasting required. Info: 254-7206, ext. 212.

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.

For chilDren WiTh speciAl heAlThcAre neeDs • ONGOING - A new, free website,, helps parents of children with special healthcare needs find services in Buncombe County. Created by the Innovative Approaches Grant of the Buncombe County Department of Health.

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: kirklandyoga@charter. net.

loVe your BoDy Week • SA (10/26) through FR (11/1) - WCU’s Love Your Body Week will feature nutrition assessments, a belly-dancing workshop and a campus-wide race. Held throughout campus. Info: or 227-2617.

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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: 4745120. 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. 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 groups • 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. • 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. • 1st & 3rd MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - A free support group for loved ones, parents and families seeking education and support for eating disorders. Held at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Info: or 337-4685. hiV/AiDs supporT group • 1st & 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) hosts a free, confidential HIV/AIDS support group led by a trained facilitator. Info and location: 252-7489, ext. 328;; 252-7489; or wncap. org. 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 5057353. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am; 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 11am; 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Connection group for people with mental health issues. 356 Biltmore Ave., Suite 207. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am; 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Family/Caregiver group for people supporting someone experiencing a mental health issue. 356 Biltmore Ave., Suite 315. nAr-Anon • Nar-Anon provides support to relatives and friends concerned about the addiction or drug problem of a loved one. • TUESDAYS, 7pm - West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road; enter through back door. Info: • WEDNESDAYS, 12:30pm - First United Methodist Chuch, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Enter through side parking lot. Info: 891-8050. 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 & SATURDAYS, 10am Recovering Couples Anonymous, for couples with at least one member in a 12-step program. Held every other Monday at Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church, 375 Hendersonville Road, and every other Saturday at The Unity Church Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Info and schedule: 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. smArT recoVery • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This peer support group is dedicated to helping individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.). Meets at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: or 407-0460. Wnc prosTATe supporT group • TU (11/5), 7pm - The WNC Prostate Support Group, for men, caregivers and families, will meet at American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, College St. Free. Info: 338-0290. more Wellness eVenTs online Check out the Wellness Calendar online at www. for info on events happening after November 7. 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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“See you next week,” Will Hessling tells a customer as he gathers his pile of comics, straightens them into a stack on the glass counter, and says goodbye. Once the door closes behind Page 1 Hessling turns to Matthew Lane him, and asks, “Do you think he knows?” Technically, Hero Hunter Comics in Candler has been in Hessling’s hands since Aug. 18, but Lane and Brian Humphries, the former coowners, have been around so much, assisting with the transition, that it would have been hard to notice anything had changed. “I haven’t told him,” says Lane. Hessling, meanwhile, seems a mite reluctant to break the news to the longtime loyal patron of the store. “He’s probably figured it out,” Lane assures him. Hessling’s reticence is understandable. His assumption of the Hero Hunter mantle ends Lane and Humphries’ nearly nine-year run. The duo bought the store from its previous owner in 2005, and their tenure has been marked by persistence and devotion. Right away, the store faced challenges beyond the usual. Both Lane and Humphries had full-time jobs (as a teacher and a store manager, respectively), so the business’s hours were erratic. “We’d be open six hours one day, three the next. We discovered pretty quickly that it wasn’t making customers happy,” says Lane. “So we switched to a regular schedule: 4 to 7 on weekdays, with extended hours on Saturday.” Tucked away in a small complex 38

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innER hERoEs: For Hero Hunter Comics’ new owner Will Hessling (center) — and former owners Brian Humphries (left) and Matthew Lane (right) — comics are a passion. Photo by Max Cooper

off the Smoky Park Highway, the venue is effectively hidden, from one direction, by a small hill. Both Lane and Hessling acknowledge that many people drive by two or three times before finding the place. Yet another challenge is Hero Hunter’s tiny size, which makes shelf space an exceptionally precious commodity — and taking a chance on unknown properties that much riskier. So with a poor location, a small store and limited hours, what’s kept Hero Hunter Comics afloat and thriving? For Lane, the answer is simple. “Purely customer service: People

know that they’ll get their books, one way or another. We’ve got contacts all over the state and upstate, and if a customer wants a book, we will track it down.” Perhaps not surprisingly, Hero Hunter draws few walk-ins, but thanks to that personalized attention, Lane and Humphries have attracted and maintained a host of regulars. An array of plastic cubbies behind the front desk, many with names on them, confirms that. Most are filled with comics from the customer’s weekly pull list. “That one’s a store owner,” Lane explains. “This guy’s in the Navy. This one’s actually in high school. Let’s see: cop,

“Ultimately, comics are a passion that accomplishes what all shared interests do: deepened relationships.” teacher, works for a company that makes wheelchairs, musician (bluegrass musician, actually).” To offset the store’s diminutive dimensions, Lane and Humphries focused on stocking what their customers wanted. “[Brian K. Vaughn’s] Saga is a good example,” notes Lane, walking over and picking up the latest issue from its perch. “It’s an Image comic, but our customers kept asking about it, so we brought it in. The main thing is to listen. We do our best to keep our finger on the pulse of the fans and adjust our orders accordingly.”

Still, a new owner means a new vision, and since Hessling isn’t juggling another full-time job, the store now has the chance to expand. “We’ve got some space that definitely can be used that the guys just couldn’t, because they had no time,” he reports. “I’m going to be bringing in more material, a lot more graphic novels.” The store will also adopt a more traditional schedule: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, closed Sundays and Tuesdays. But to Hessling, the most important task is deepening

a nEw ERa Lane and Humphries say they had no intention of handing off the business they’d built to a new owner and just letting him sink or swim. Instead, they’ve spent the last two months helping Hessling acclimate himself to both the world of comics and the store’s longtime customers, teaching him the ins and outs — all on their own time and gratis. “I can’t overstate how good the guys have been to me,” Hessling says. “When I say I appreciate it” — he pats his chest and looks over at Lane, torquing his voice into a weepy inflection — “You’re tugging on my heartstrings, man.” Comics weren’t a natural choice for the new owner, who’d never even read them. “I was going to A-B Tech for entrepreneurship, and I’d looked into a couple of other stores — a coffee shop and a packing place — but nothing was really for me. Then I saw this place listed. I’ve always been into nerdy, geeky stuff but had never really gotten into comics. It’s definitely a new venture.” So far, he says, it’s been a wise decision. Hessling holds up a hardback collection of Frank Miller’s legendary work on Batman, as well as Volume I of Grant Morrison’s seminal comic, AllStar Superman. “When I can tell people that this is my homework, I’d say I’ve got it pretty good,” he observes. Lane agrees. “When we met Will, we knew we’d found our guy. We loved his willingness to embrace the industry.”

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his knowledge of the industry’s long, convoluted, often-contradictory-butnever-dull history. It’s the only way for him to gain legitimacy in the eyes of the regulars who visit Hero Hunter. Fortunately, they are there to help out. “I’ve had a bunch of people loaning me stuff that I need to read. In fact,” continues Hessling, tapping the Frank Miller hardback, “this is one of them.” BRidging thE gap For Lane, the parting is bittersweet. “It’s something we both had to do because of family matters and work issues, but I mean ... you hate to equate a store with a child, but it is sort of like watching it go down the aisle.” Nonetheless, Lane remains confident about the person to whom he and Humphries have entrusted the business. And giving it up doesn’t have to mean becoming a stranger. “He’ll just be on the other side of the counter,” says Hessling. Ultimately, comics are a passion that accomplishes what all shared interests do: deepened relationships. Passions bridge gaps, forging a common bond. It’s easy to dismiss comic lovers, or any other consumers of nerd culture, as flighty escapists. But while the stories themselves are great, the real key lies in how these simple objects bring human beings together. “These people, they’re more than just customers,” notes Lane. “They’re my friends.” X Hero Hunter Comics is at 1107 Smoky Park Highway, Candler, 66-7005. Cameron Huntley is an Asheville writer.

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Have you ever thought of owning a food truck? The freedom! The creativity! The possibilities! True, but there are also: Regulations! Tight spaces! And burnout! We caught up with two local foodtruck purveyors — Jenni Squires and Zack Bier from Roaming in the Raw and Suzy Salwa Phillips from Gypsy Queen. We wanted to see the profession through the eyes of someone brand-new at the business (Roaming started in August) and someone who’s been doing it awhile (Gypsy Queen launched in April 2010). Here’s what they had to say: Roaming in thE Raw

mountain xpress: what has been the biggest surprise of operating a food truck? Zack Bier: How much more it’s wound up costing than we originally thought. We thought we were going to get our equipment from places like Lowe’s and Ikea, and it seemed really affordable. But then you have to go to the health department, and they pretty much told us that nothing we’d planned on was approved. Then we started looking at [the] National Sanitation Foundationapproved stuff and realized that this fridge is four times more expensive than the other one. The same held true for every other appliance. what about the ingredients? did they fall within your budget? jenni squires: Ingredients for us has been interesting because we have very limited space and we’re trying to keep everything very fresh. I’m trying not to make a bunch of stuff and then put it in the freezer, because it doesn’t really work that way. So it’s been a lot of trips to farm stands and


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markets. Every week I spend almost as much time getting food as I do making the food. you’re open four days a week. how does that suit your lifestyle? Bier: If you’re open four days, you’re still working seven. There’s so much prep involved, especially with what we do. It just takes hours and hours. squires: A lot of the recipes aren’t like, “I’m going to make this right now and it’s going to be ready instantly.” There’s lots of planning, especially if something needs to be dehydrated. So sometimes, two days before I want to serve something, I have to start making it because it takes that long. talk to me about the reality of working in a small space. squires: I’d say when you’re working with someone who’s just a co-worker, you’re likely to be more considerate of their feelings and what you’re going to say. And when you’re working with your lover, partner, best friend — there’s no holding back [laughs]. … It’s important to have empathy for what the other person is doing.

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having done this for more than three years now, has it been what you’ve expected? suzy phillips: Not at all!

you mentioned that you might like to work with local farmers, turning their unsold produce at farmers markets into healthy food for communities that might otherwise not have access to it. was that always part of your plan, or is that something that’s grown out of the work you’ve done so far? Bier: It completely grew out of it. That’s the cool thing about this — how many ideas that start popping in your head when you’ve done what you’ve set out to do and now you’re free to think. Now we have this template and don’t have to worry about that anymore, so we’re free to be a bit more creative. Like, perhaps a nonprofit component or a physical location.

what’s been different? I thought it might have been a little easier than having a restaurant. But I was so wrong. You’re en route all the time. You’re not stable. You don’t have a place that you can turn the key, open the door and everything is right there in front of you. Most of the time, because you’re small, you don’t have the luxury of purveyors dropping stuff off for you. So you have to meet the vendors, go to the commissary, prepare your food, go to your day spot, go back to your commissary, empty your gray water, go back to your night spot. It’s just a constant chasing-your-own-tail kind of thing. Also, we don’t have the luxury of shelter. I thought people would be a little more excited about food trucks and really out seeking us, more so than they have, like in a bigger or more progressive city (which

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I thought we were). But if it rains, we don’t do well; if it’s cloudy, we don’t do well; there are no seats, there is no shelter … and that’s still a struggle. I didn’t really expect all of that. I thought, “Hey, I’m gonna hop in my truck, I’m gonna sell my falafel, and I’m gonna shut down and it’s going to be limited hours.” You still put in 70 hours a week, even though it’s a small operation. how have things changed from your early years? I used to have a different falafel for every day. I’m not that inspired anymore [laughs]. I’m just exhausted. And you know, with fatigue, the creativity kind of fades away. what’s an ongoing challenge you might not have thought about? The truck breaks down often. It broke down on me yesterday. And if it breaks down, I don’t operate. It’s not like if my dishwasher or hood breaks down. This is my entire little restaurant on wheels. what’s next? five more years? Oh no. Not five. I can see doing this for another year or so. Just because I want to be more creative.

I want to have more toys to play with. Right now I can’t have a shawarma machine and serve a proper shawarma. I can’t have another fryer to fry meat or fish in because I keep it strictly vegan. I want to do all those things. And then I’m also thinking that I’m getting older and older, and my body’s breaking down, and I don’t have time to exercise and keep it strong. I would love to open up a hole in the wall, but I’m still poor. I was making more money waiting tables than doing this. I still face the no collateral, no capital, no money in the bank, no co-signer situation. Everybody knows my story: We moved here from Lebanon with nothing, and we still have nothing. But my next vision is bottling my sauces. That is more of a reach-on dream. I can start small and go from there. Maybe earn enough to just take care of my mom and myself. what keeps you going for now? It’s still fun; I still love to look at people’s faces and see that my falafel or my goat stew changed their life. That’s a confirmation and reassurance that I’m doing something right. X Michael Franco is an Asheville writer.

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And cider for all Celebrate the season with local cider-makers and the WNC Green Building Council

Local cider-makers are ready to unveil themselves at the first CiderFest, an event that promises to celebrate the sweet flavors of fall, while benefiting green and sustainable building practices in Western North Carolina. The festival, a family-friendly event serving up gluten-free cider made from locally grown apples, is also a fundraiser for the WNC Green Building Council, a member-driven nonprofit dedicated to environmental- and health-conscious building practices. Four local cider-makers, including Black Mountain Ciderworks, McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, Noble Hard Cider and Urban Orchard Cider Co., plus South Carolina cider-maker Windy Hill Orchard, will offer scrumptious samples of their cider on Sunday, Nov. 10, 1-5 p.m., at the Echoview Fiber Mill in Weaverville. Festivalgoers are invited to tour Echoview, a LEED-certified manufacturing mill that showcases green technologies. In addition, four local creameries — Ashe County Cheese, Looking Glass Creamery, Spinning Spider Creamery and Three Graces Dairy


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fREsh appLEs: Noble Cider co-owner Trevor Baker says he plans to unveil several new products at CiderFest.

will offer savory, handcrafted cheeses as part of a cider and cheese tasting; nonalcoholic cider, mulled cider, apples and cookies will be provided by EarthFare. Festivities also include old-time music, a cornhole tournament, pumpkin-painting for young ones and the young-atheart, as well as an educational “Hard Cider 101” lesson presented by Urban Orchard. “We’ve been around for 12 years, and we’ve never had a fundraiser before,” says Nina Zinn, development and outreach coordinator for the Green Building Council. “We’ve had different educational events for members and for the community, but never something that actually brings revenue back to us. There has never been a hard-cider event in [the area], and I thought this would be great — highlighting local cider-makers who support local agriculture.” The Green Building Council offers the Leadership in Energy

and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, Green Built North Carolina, for new construction, as well as a certification program for existing homeowners. The Echoview Fiber Mill is the first manufacturing mill in the state with LEED Gold certification. The facility, says Zinn, “has geothermal wells, is solar powered and made with sustainable building practices.” Noble Cider’s Trevor Baker, the self-described “co-owner, co-founder, cider-maker, manager, bookkeeper and delivery guy too,” of the cider company, is excited to offer its flagship cider, as well as other surprises, at CiderFest. “We’ve got two or three things in the works that we’ll be debuting at the festival,” says Baker. Noble Cider has been selling cider since May, and was the first cider-maker to establish itself in WNC. Cider production, in fact, has a long history in the Appalachian

Mountains, but “you have to go back further [in time],” says Baker. “The Southern Appalachian region, including Virginia, has had a strong cider history, especially when you go back to the Colonial days. It never fell out of favor in England or France. Here, you kind of had a die-off in the late 1800s and early 1900s with Prohibition, and it’s just come back into fad or favor. I think people are wanting to be more connected with where their food and drinks come from, and cider [is] a nice one, because you can see the apples in the orchard, then press it and ferment it. It’s like making wine.” North Carolina is the seventhlargest apple producing state in the country, and drinking cider is a great way to support local agriculture. At Noble Cider, for instance, supporting local agriculture is the heart of its mission, “We only use 100 percent locally grown apples, and we’re also working with the Cooperative Extension center in Henderson County in the research orchard, putting in 30 varieties [of apple trees] that are new to the area. “Traditionally,” Baker says, “cider-makers use bittersweet and bitter-sharp apples, which are primarily grown in Europe. No one’s really grown them down here, which is partly climatebased, and partly because people don’t realize there’s a market for them. We can make good cider with eating apples, but we blend them. We use about six or seven varieties. I like blending apples because you can get a balance of acids and tannins.” CiderFest offers a celebration of the season with sweet drinks and local fare, while supporting a community nonprofit devoted to sustainable development. For cider-makers and attendees alike, it’s exciting to see an old tradition reappearing in our mountain home. Tickets cost $10 for WNCGBC members, $15 for nonmembers and free for children. For tickets and more information see ciderfestnc. X


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Onward, New Belgium Mountain Xpress: have you been paying attention to the local city council race? did you see the video of the yelling match between cecil Bothwell and jonathan wainscott over the merits of new Belgium’s new local facility? what was your take on that? simpson: Certainly there’s going to be all sides to any issue like this. And I think forums like that are a good place to air different, opposing views, but I think that needs to be done in a respectful voice. And people need to respect each other and the process. We are always open to anybody’s questions, or kudos or criticisms, but I think there’s a tone to it that should be adhered to. BREwing a pLan: New Belgium’s latest plans call for construction of its massive Asheville brewery along Craven Street to begin in late spring. Rendering by Perkins + Will, courtesy of New Belgium.

The brewer says it’s on track to complete Asheville facility by late 2015 After an eight-month delay, New Belgium Brewing will resume site work in November on its Asheville facility on Craven Street in the River Arts District. The holdup stirred local rumors that the Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewery might not make good on its plan to invest $175 million in the new plant. But New Belgium Media Relations Director Bryan Simpson says that those concerns are unfounded. “We never blinked or had a second thought about it,” he says. “To us, it was self-evident that we were still going forward. Hopefully everyone in Asheville knows that’s the case now.” This winter, contractors will focus on flood plain mitigation, erosion control and concrete removal, he explains. Building construction will likely commence in late spring. It’s estimated that the Asheville brewery

will begin producing beer by the end of 2015. “We are excited to enter this next phase of site preparation and building construction,” says Jay Richardson, New Belgium’s Asheville general manager. The brewery will ultimately produce 500,000 barrels of beer per year at the site, which will include production and packaging operations as well as a touring and tasting facility. Negotiations are moving forward to secure a second local site for the distribution center as well. At press time, the company wouldn’t confirm a location, although it states via press release: “The distribution center will be the hub for distributing product to the East Coast and will be located in an industrial area.” New Belgium anticipates hiring 50 people before opening in 2015 and expects to create 140 jobs at full buildout between the brewery and distribution center. “The idea of joining such a vibrant beer community is exciting for us,” says Simpson. “There’s all types of opportunities for collaboration.” Soon after the company announced the new construction timeline, Simpson sat down with Xpress at the Battlecat Coffee Bar, a few blocks from New Belgium’s West Asheville property. Here are some additional excerpts from that conversation:

what’s the latest on addressing concerns people have about traffic problems, right here along the haywood Road corridor? Our goal is still to pursue two routes, so basically we are looking hard at that Riverside [Drive] route, and as has been noted elsewhere, that’s going to take some work on the ground. We’re going to have to widen an intersection. We may potentially have to raise a trestle or lower a road. But in the interim, prior to that, we’re actually looking at shorter-profile trucks. ... We’re doggedly determined to go forward and try to make the two routes available, so that we can disperse that traffic. … If we can’t get that roadwork done in time, then we’ll go ahead and use a smallerprofile truck.

another concern that’s come up is odor. people are wondering if there’s going to be an odor in the surrounding neighborhood, and what you’re going to do to minimize it? The odor of brewing — I would assume most people are pretty familiar with it, because you’ve got a number of breweries here already. It’s kind of a sweet malty cereal smell. It happens. The biggest point where that odor sort of flares is during mashing. … We have a closed heat loop in there, so we’re not boiling off-kettle. … So it’s actually a closed cycle. Steam at the end of the process is captured to keep water for the next batch. So it is closed, but you do smell it. ... It is well documented that we had an odor spike in an aerobic (open air) biodigester awhile back. In Asheville, we will be using a closed anaerobic biodigester, so we do not anticipate any similar issues. obviously there’s a lot of interest in working at new Belgium from folks around here. what kinds of jobs will you be filling in the first round of hiring? A lot of production positions. Brewers, cellar operators, packaging line operators will all be there. There will probably be health and safety people on-site. … Some sales folks already in town will probably move into that office space as well. And then a little bit of administration. We haven’t determined whether there will be some branding/marketing positions. There’s potential for that as well. And then liquid center representatives, that’s our tasting room. X

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All Souls Pizza adds lunch and more Nearly four months after its summer opening, All Souls Pizza has taken its promised plunge into lunch service and is forging ahead with some community-oriented projects as well. The lunch expansion offers new hours and a dedicated menu for the day crowd, while other projects are opening up a new outdoor space for community gatherings. Daytime diners will find the same creatively topped selection of woodfired 9-inch pies on either a wheat or gluten-free polenta crust as seen on the dinner menu, but they will also be able to choose from some new sandwiches, along with soup and salad options. The offerings change periodically with seasonal shifts in availability of the restaurant’s locally grown ingredients. According to co-owner David Bauer, who also operates Farm & Sparrow artisan bakery, a highlight of the lunch menu is the open-face ham-and-provolone sandwich. It is, he says, “really just a simple ham-and-cheese sandwich” — served on a generous slice of Farm & Sparrow’s market bread with fermented turnip- and-garlic paste. Once baked in All Souls’ wood-fired oven, it becomes something truly special. Lunch is not the only new thing All Souls is serving up this fall. The restaurant occupies the spot of the former Silver Dollar Restaurant, across from the Grey Eagle on Clingman Avenue;

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the property includes a large yard that the All Souls owners say they want to use for the greater good. As hosts of the Montford Farmers Market’s recent Autumn Feast, All Souls set up a long row of picnic tables and built a fire pit to serve a family-style meal of pit-roasted lamb with handmade tortillas and salsa, prepared with the help of Chef Elliott Moss, formerly of The Admiral and Ben’s Tune-Up. Bauer, who says he has “a lot of history with farmers and markets,” says All Souls will host a similar event for the West Asheville Tailgate Market on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and will be doing a whole-hog roast for Carolina Ground grain-milling cooperative in the near future. Plans are in the works, Bauer says, to build a stage in their field this fall for use by local groups — whether food-related or not — that need somewhere to meet or hold events. “We’re not going to charge for it,” says Bauer. “It’ll just be open to the community. It’s an amazing natural space we have available.” — Gina Smith Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. TuesdaySaturday Dinner 5-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday 175 Clingman Ave.

Mayfel’s to throw a spirited party Those who want to keep that otherwordly spirit alive past Halloween can grab their votive candles and sugar skulls and head on down to the back courtyard at Mayfel’s on Friday, Nov. 1, to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The celebration of the Mexican holiday marks the day the Louisiana-inspired downtown restaurant closes its outdoor courtyard bar for the winter season. (Mayfel’s indoor restaurant is open year-round.) Glo Babcock co-hosts the event and is collaborating with a number of local artists to create its interactive Art Altar installation that allows guests to remember the departed spirits of loved ones with votive candles and offerings of art and other meaningful items. Babcock says guests appreciate the open environment of the celebration. “It’s always a sweet thing to have this space to honor someone who has gone on,” she says.

She notes that since the first day of the two-day holiday is traditionally for children and animals, it can be a good way for youngsters to remember lost pets. People are welcome to leave their items on the altar or take them home when they leave the event. The outdoor courtyard bar will reopen in April. — Gina Smith The community Dia de los Muertos celebration starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the back courtyard at Mayfel’s, 22 College St. All ages are welcomed until 10 p.m.; after that, only ages 21 and older.

Underbelly magazine wins top awards Good food isn’t all Mike Moore has been cooking up in the kitchens of Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder, and the Blind Pig supper club. Underbelly, a food and Southern-culture quarterly magazine he and his team have been publishing, just won some high praise: The second installment of the journal, “Soul & Comfort,” was awarded top honors in the Food Journals category at the 2013 Midwest Publishing Awards Show held in Chicago on Oct. 10. Out of 87 entries, Underbelly was selected not just for its content and composition, but also for its production. The journal features works by writers, including Knife & Fork chef Nate Allen, who shares stories about community farmers and

homegrown food, and Asheville Beer author Anne-Fitten-Glenn, who tells us about the growing popularity of using grits in brewing. Among others, Susannah Patty of the Appalachian Food Storybank tells the enriching tale of soul food in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. In addition to rich journalism, the magazine sports edgy and progressive design and content, which seems to have caught the eye of the judges in Illinois. When asked if he plans to continue the endeavor, Moore seems undecided. “When we chose to do Underbelly, it was way before we decided to open Seven Sows, way before any kind of restaurant was even in my mind.” He explains, “We were going to develop Underbelly and a catering company, and that was going to be our two concentrations. But with the restaurant starting, it has been an incredible chore to do everything.” But despite the difficulties and an already full plate, Moore hasn’t ruled out future publications. “We’re on the fence with whether or not we’re going to do it again next year, but with this award, the recognition kind of makes it seem worthwhile. It really makes all the work seem worth it.” The third installment of Underbelly will hit shelves, exclusively in Asheville, soon. It will focus on the modernization in the food and beverage industry and will feature interviews with Sean Brock of Husk in Charleston as well as Asheville’s own William Dissen of The Market Place on a visit to his alma mater, the Culinary Institute of America. The issue will be available at Bruisin’ Ales, Downtown Books & News, Hops & Vines, Levi’s Pantry, Over Easy Cafe and Seven Sows. — Jonathan Ammons X

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Correspondent Michael Franco continues his exploration of dining options on the late-night scene. This installment takes a look at the afterhours offerings at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. isis REstauRant & music haLL 9:30 till midnight (or later) daily. Bluegrass late-night menu served 8:30 till midnight (or later) $4-9 per dish Alongside all the fiddling, drumming and strumming at this terrific West Asheville music venue, there’s a kitchen making music all its own. Co-owner Josephine Woody says the latenight offerings here were chosen specifically to accommodate a

standing, music-loving crowd. “It’s more like bar food,” she says, “but it still keeps the integrity of what our main menu is. It’s supertasty but reasonably priced.” Finger-friendly dishes include a duo of sliders with ever-changing fillings, always served on buttery, pillowy house-made buns that are grilled to perfection, virtually upstaging whatever is lucky enough to be sandwiched inside. The hand-cut frites with garlic aioli and Parmesan is one of those dishes you swear you won’t finish because of its generous size and then, faster than a Yngwie Malmsteen guitar lick, you’re greedily diving for the last of the perfect, just-this-side of burnt, superbly salted sticks. Chef Mike Mahoney flexes his creative muscles even more in his twist on chicken wings: crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside frog legs in a tangy, spicy ancho barbecue sauce. What and where are your favorite, locally owned, late-night eats? Let us know at X

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STORY BY alli marshall & Jen nathan Orris LEAD ILLUSTRATION BY brent brOwn Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, making it hard to plan a party. But we’re sticklers for celebrating on the actual date: No early birthday presents for us, no pre-emptive Christmas stockings and no sexy Uncle Si costumes before Oct. 31. With that in mind, here’s where to trick or treat on all hallows Eve proper. (All events take place on Thursday, Oct. 31, unless otherwise noted.) It’s three parties in one at the three-venues-in-one grove house. Confused? Don’t be — just plan a costume in which you can party-hop. Because even though the Grove House threw a blowout Halloween party last weekend, there’s still more where that came from. Club Eleven hosts the Bedlam Ravers Ball with DJ Acolyte and Invader Slim ($6). At Scandals it’s oblivion: hell-a-Queen Rocky horror show ($8). And the Boiler Room holds shellshock into the dark Ball, a goth/ industrial/EBM dance night with DJ Drees and Queen April ($6). 10 p.m.-3 a.m., $12 for all three parties. Candy is the bedrock of the Halloween experience for lots of kids, but no one wants to dodge cars while scooping up the goods. Vermont avenue in West Asheville becomes pedestrian-only this year for its annual trick-or-treat extravaganza. Downtown Hendersonville and Waynesville open up their streets to kids looking to nab a Tootsie Pop or two. Or mix your fright with some history at an Asheville bed-and-breakfast walking tour. Go to and click on “festivals” for a veritable goodie bag of kid-friendly Halloween festivities. Looking for a Halloween party alternative? Listen to this — stories in performance, hosted by local comedian Tom Chalmers, returns with a spooky theme. The series invites local writers and performers to bring their stories or


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songs to the 35 Below stage for an evening of “This American Life”-type entertainment. On Halloween, the tales revolve around the idea of “welcome to the terror dome — true tales of Being truly terrified.” 7:30 p.m., $10 online at, by phone at 254-1320, or in person at the ACT Box Office. Three local indie-rock acts take the stage at The LAB. Electro-rock quintet the Beast of Rivendell and space rockers silver machine share the bill with textured rock outfit worldLine, which headlines. The venue’s website says: “This show is a Halloween Party. Let’s see your best costumes.” 9 p.m., $5. Brooklyn-based rock outfit Black taxi promises something special for Halloween at The Mill Room. They open for the Austin, Tex.-based rock/psychedelic collective (and Bele Chere alums) Bright Light social hour. 9 p.m., $10 advance/$12 day of show. Halloween cocktails Little Devil and Vampire’s Blook both involve spiced rum, which may be why capt’n morgan is featured on the entertainment for tressa’s annual halloween Bash. Then again, it could be some other captain altogether. (Still, some brave soul should totally order one of those drinks.) DJ Mitch Fortune spins. 8 p.m. Here are four guys who aren’t afraid of a costume: the tills (formerly The Critters) have appeared onstage in captain’s hats, fur coats, unitards and birthday suits. We fully expect them to outdo themselves at The Mothlight. The evening also includes the downstrokes, who’ll be playing The Strokes’ album This Is It in its entirety. 8 p.m. Free. While African-informed world rock might not evoke chilling images, toubab Krewe is sure to evoke a few screams. The semi-local, hard-touring group returns to Asheville for a two-night stand at The Isis, starting on Halloween. Zansa shares the bill. 9 p.m., $17 advance/$20 at the door. Return on Friday, Nov. 1, for Toubab Krewe with the jonathan scales fourchestra. Same time and ticket prices. What’s more haunting than a journey back in time? This Halloween, Isa’s Bistro (1 Battery Park Ave.) transforms into ’70s-era nightclub studio 54. “Complete with a disco ball, disco music, red carpet, velvet ropes, and an entire staff dressed to the nines, Isa’s is going to take you to Funky Town,” promises the restaurant’s Facebook event page. “Wear your own ’70s gear or don the costume of your choice and join us for some smokin’ cocktails, great music and hip vibes! Can you dig it?” 7 p.m., no cover. Go over to the dark side, or the Dirty South Lounge, for hallows Evening Vinyl. Matthew Storm Schrader and Christopher Ballard curate a night of gothic rock, darkwave, industrial, EBM and more. Jason Scott Furr will be VJ. 8 p.m. Dance to your doom: Olive or Twist’s halloween dance party offers up music, rug-cutting, a costume contest and spooky martinis for inspiration. 8 p.m., no cover. It’s Halloween with the hermit Kings at The Grey Eagle. The stacked evening of indie rock includes locals doc aquatic, Elim Bolt from Charleston, S.C., and the can’t Kids from Columbia, S.C. All-ages show. 9 p.m., $7/$5 if you’re in costume.

the eye Of darkness: Peer into the mind of Brevard-based illustrator Chris Behrens by checking out his horror comic DoktorX at haLLowEEn wEEKEnd onwaRd Even if you don’t want to leave your house this Halloween (except to rent a scary movie), we’ve got you covered. Brevard-based artist chris Behrens has been hard at work creating horror comic series doktorx. You can check out the comic online at Like what you see? Behrens has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to put the first issue of DoktorX into print. day of the dead (Halloween’s more thoughtful flip side) comes with its festivities, too. LaZoom offers a special ride in honor of the dearly departed. “Day of the Dead festivities are a fundraiser for the CDCA Center for Development in Central America and will be led by Howard Hanger and accompanied by live music on the bus,” says a press release. Celebratory dress is encouraged. The trip departs from 1 Page Ave. at 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. $20 adults/$12 children. Keep the post-Halloween festivities going with a day of the dead fiesta, hosted by Grandma Presents at Zia Taqueria in West Asheville. Local bands, including Krektones, ahleuchatistas and Kovacs & the polar Bear, take the stage while Day of the Dead face painters transform kids into roving skeletons and adults get their fill of Mexican beer. Held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Zia Taqueria, 521 Haywood Road. Starts at “high noon” rain or shine. Free. “The Time Warp” rises again at a live performance of cult favorite the Rocky horror show. The A-B Tech Drama Club will don wigs and stilettos to bring the infamous musical to life. Costumes are encouraged, but throwing props at the stage is verboten. Held Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. $10; $5 students and veterans. X

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by Alli Marshall

Farm out Barnaroo music festival moves to Franny’s Farm in Leicester

Didn’t make it to Bonnaroo this year? There’s still time to check out Barnaroo, a locally produced festival and Western North Carolina’s only youth-run music event. Barnaroo was created in 2009 by Andrew Scotchie (the frontman of rootsrock collective The River Rats). He

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was 16 at the time and wanted to create a space for his friends to play shows. “We were all too young to go out anywhere,” he remembers. So, his mom’s barn (as the name implies) in Weaverville became the site of the inaugural festival. Over the years, the homegrown music fête has expanded to include

groups that Scotchie met and befriended while touring throughout the region. “It was the beginning of something great because we were all finding out where our hearts were,” says Scotchie. “It was community.” Barnaroo went from a kids’ jam session to a reputable music fest. So, after the River Rats played Franny’s Farm Fest in Leicester over the summer, Scotchie approached farm owner Frances Tacy about relocating his festival to her land. She quickly offered the first weekend in November. With the help of longtime supporter A1 Music Warehouse, Barnaroo launches at its new home with two stages, three days of music, 20-plus acts, local artists and craftspeople, food trucks, camping and raffles. Mountain Xpress: when did you first realize that Barnaroo was catching on? andrew scotchie: We started meeting all these bands and doing show trades where we’d bring a band from Tennessee or South Carolina. We’d give them a show at the barn and, in exchange, they’d give us a show in their hometown. That created a buzz. The one in 2011 was the first one that was really legit, something the whole community could latch onto. We had bands from Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. We started printing T-shirts. I look at Barnaroo as a way to support bands that I think are really great.

fiREd up: Youth-run music fest Barnaroo moves from a Weaverville barn to the event-ready space of Franny’s Farm in Leicester. Photo by Cat Ford-Coates

the festival at franny’s farm this week will be the second Barnaroo this year. how did that happen? We had one in June [in Weaverville] and ran out of parking spaces quickly. I was thinking of how to get this thing on a larger scale, and I met Frances Tacy. She does things really well, and she does it out of love. I figured if we were going to move it, that would be the spot. A lot of the infrastructure was already laid down: We had the lineup within the first month. you’ve got some impressive bands on the lineup, like shonna tucker. did you reach out to someone to help with booking? I actually handled it myself. It was surprising who gets back to you and who will answer an email. A lot of bands I contact-

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ed responded pretty quickly. The River Rats have been playing the Southeast a bit, and we’ve met a lot of good people. The biggest hurdle, I’d say, was getting Shonna Tucker, because I had to go through a talent agency. I thought of how The Hermit Kings played with Shonna Tucker at Downtown After Five. I’m a huge Drive-By Truckers fan, so I went to the website. They got back to me within 48 hours. And Chuck Brodsky — I’ve heard his name since I was a little kid. One time, the River Rats and Chuck Brodsky were announced at the same time on the WWNC 88.7 concert calendar, and I was like, “Maybe we should hit him up.” It was easy. We were friends on Facebook already. He latched onto it when we told him it was benefiting the Rock Academy [in Asheville]. A lot of these bands I’m booking I’m a huge fan of. I’m inspired by them. what else is happening at the festival? We got a guitar donated from Music City. All the bands are going to sign the guitar, and there will be a chanwce to win it. A1 Music Warehouse will have a booth with rock memorabilia. We’ll have a guy spinning fire. And we’ll have food trucks. That’s one thing my mom used to nag me about at the other Barnaroos. She’d say, “Andrew, I’m not going to cook food for all these people.” X

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Paradox, propaganda and persuasion Extensive collection of Iranian Revolution poster art on display around Asheville

There are roughly 200 connections between Asheville and the Iranian Revolution. Really. It just so happens that one of the largest privately held collections of posters from the revolution, nearly 200 in number, resides here. For the next two months, 146 of these posters are on view as part of In Search of Lost Causes: Images of the Iranian Revolution: Paradox, Propaganda and Persuasion, a multi-institutional exhibition series showing at three institutions across Asheville. Thirty posters hang in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, 10 line the walls of Firestorm Cafe and Books, and the remaining 106 fill up two floors in the Phil Mechanic Studios’ Flood and Courtyard galleries in the River Arts District. At an Oct. 17 opening reception at UNCA, Dr. Hamid Dabashi, an Iranian-born scholar, cultural historian and the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, delivered a lecture on the collection’s historical legacy and contemporary significance. Dabashi, aided by a N.C. Humanities Council grant, traveled to Asheville to cocurate the exhibitions with Steward and give a series of lectures. The collection belongs to Carlos Steward and Cynthia Potter, who operate the Courtyard Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Studios. They received the posters in 1999 as a gift from a source they will not disclose. Dabashi believes that donor was likely involved in the inner workings of the revolution, which took place between 1977 and 1979. The images unfold in every shade imaginable, though black and red — colors long associated with revo-


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lution — are dominant. Most of the posters feature a cast of heroes and villains that include governmental officials, individuals, and groups of activists and laborers. The pictures depict individuals who are wounded, dead or dying — both innocent and guilty. Some wield AK-47s, others pray. Text runs throughout most, appearing in Arabic, French and English, among other languages. Several works celebrate music, farming and working-class peasantry, while others criticize U.S. involvement in the 1953 coup that ultimately set the revolution in motion. “They’re the perfect marriage of art and politics,” says Mark Gibney, a professor of political science at UNCA, who helped anchor the exhibition. Dabashi describes the collection as a socially and politically comprehensive view of the revolution. It’s a museum in and of itself, he says, “one of a national revolutionary consciousness — a cataclysmic event that included millions of millions of people.”

Dabashi describes the collection as a socially and politically comprehensive view of the Iranian Revolution. It’s a museum in and of itself, he said, “one of a national revolutionary consciousness — a cataclysmic event that included millions of millions of people.” Posters courtesy of Carlos Steward and Cynthia Potter

Steward initially contacted Dabashi, via email, in June 2010 after reading his book Staging a Revolution. The book had information on the revolution’s graphic and artistic works, Steward told Xpress, “and a lot of them were similar to these posters.” Steward’s message was short and direct, according to Dabashi: He had nearly 200 posters from the Revolution — was Dabashi interested in looking at them? Dabashi admitted that he was initially hesitant to jump into the matter. He and Peter Chelkowski, a colleague from New York University, had spent years amassing similar imagery from the revo-

lution. They compiled that imagery and wrote Staging a Revolution. Neither Dabashi nor Chelkowski had come across such a large collection of ephemera, posters specifically, in such pristine shape. “They were all in mint condition,” he says, “and I thought, ‘How do you have these in Asheville, North Carolina?’” “Streets and lampposts,” Dabashi says, “that’s where these things belonged.” In other words, the posters should’ve been ragged and full of staple, nail and tack holes — not in the flawless, fresh-pressed condition of Steward and Potter’s Collection. Either that, or they would’ve been trashed decades ago. “The posters [are] remarkably representative of the revolution,” he says. “It’s proof that the revolution wasn’t from just one ideology.” Instead, there were many factions working together to overthrow an oppressive power. And these posters didn’t just come from Tehran, he notes. They were also made in surrounding countries. They hailed from Eastern Europe to India to London — even Salt Lake

City. “Anywhere where there were Iranian students,” he explains. The artists and the revolutionaries saw their cause in other movements, Dabashi says. They promoted movements from all over the globe: women’s rights in the Middle East, labor rights and even the civil rights movement in the United States. One poster features an outstretched Iranian arm beside a black arm, both clad in broken shackles. According to Dabashi, the collection has universal themes. “They carry ... a relation to any movement or ideological revolution,” he says. And because of that, they draw us into comparing them to the present. Dabashi no longer looks at such collections as stagnant placeholders of an era. Rather, these collections carry contemporary weight. “It’s a way to touch base,” he says, “to revive the cosmopolitan disposition.” Both Dabashi and Steward intend to keep these posters in motion. They’ll travel from Asheville to Los Angeles, then back to New York before heading overseas. During the lecture’s Q&A, several

attendees noted the shift in media presentation, asking if the digital age had snuffed out print media in the modern revolutionary landscape. “I’m neither antiquarian nor beholden,” Dabashi says of the posters’ vintage look. “The fact is, the digital age is no joke. It has traction, both negative and positive.” The immediacy and global reach of such social-media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, he says, is powerful, immense — unstoppable even. “We must be aware of the material significance,” he says. “But the ideals are the same, only the technology has changed.” X

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LiVing nightmaRE: “Gwar is comedy and a visual,” says Oderus Urungus, Gwar’s leader. “No matter how good the music is, the visual of Gwar will always be at the forefront.”

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[Editor’s note: Gwar is a satirical, crude, heavy-metal band that performs and interviews in character. Readers sensitive to profanity and disturbing images and themes may wish to avoid this article.] You’ve probably never worried about aliens oversleeping, but this reporter recently dealt with one self-proclaimed extraterrestrial who did just that. Oderus Urungus is the singer and leader of Gwar, a thrash-metal

outfit with an interstellar mythos and a theatrical stage show that leaves the front few rows drenched with “blood” and other “excretions.” He’s a hulk with a scaly, red face, huge spikes that emerge from his shoulders and a monstrous phallus that swings to and fro as he roars. The band’s current stage show pits this gladiator against Mr. Perfect, an even bigger foe from the future who’s hell-bent on stealing Urungus’ testicles. The previous night’s battle was particularly grueling, and the alien warrior didn’t wake in time for a midafternoon interview with Xpress. He’s ready an hour later, and he begs pardon — a rare apology from a surly brute. “Mr. Perfect knocked out about a 3-inch section of my chin last night, so I’m in a little bit of pain,” he explains. “It’s a pretty big fight. He’s

13-feet-f******-tall, and all I’ve got is broadswords and axes to take him out. And I do. I do my job well. But I’m going to take wounds. I’m going to get hit. I’m going to get hurt. But I’m going to hurt other people much, much, much more, so it balances out nicely.” Obviously, this battle wasn’t real. Beneath the mask and prosthetics, Oderus is Dave Brockie. He co-founded Gwar in 1984 when his punk band joined forces with a couple of film students obsessed with creating ghastly costumes. They released their first album, Hell-O, four years later. Twelve LPs have followed, along with a litany of ludicrous short films. The players hide their faces behind ghoulish masks and hulking helmets, donning warrior costumes that leave little else to the imagination. They spray their audiences with “jizmoglobin,” a pink liquid that they claim is their very potent spunk. It’s all for show, but Gwar doesn’t allow much light behind its narrative veil. Band members give their interviews in character, and so we press on, getting the protagonist’s perspective on nearly 30 years spent living out metal’s most enduring fantasy. “It’s how we eat. It’s how we survive,” Oderus offers as to why the band still entertains human audiences. “We drink human blood and eat human souls. We’re not going to get anybody to come to the show if the … music sucks. We’re not going to enjoy playing it either, so we’re going to do our best to have a kick-ass show. And everybody will just die with a smile on their face and an ax through their head.” (Xpress found no report of an actual Gwar murder, by the way.)

But the band’s theatrics are effective nonetheless. Through the years, Gwar’s music has become increasingly vicious and tight. Boasting riffs from new guitarist Pustulus Maximus — really Cannabis Corpse’s ferociously skilled Brent Purgason — 2013’s Battle Maximus is a blur of gnashing guitars and clobbering rhythms. It’s an impressive display that would be decent without the visuals, but that just wouldn’t be fun. “Gwar is comedy and a visual,” Urungus reasons. “No matter how good the music is, the visual of Gwar will always be at the forefront. We could be playing f******* Tchaikovsky, and that’s what they would notice first and foremost. One couldn’t stand without the other. We would be a decent metal band without the costumes, and if we just had the costumes and no music, we’d look really stupid.” By “costumes” he means their clothes, not their masks. Rest assured, the veil never lifts. By “comedy” he means the crude jokes crucial to Gwar’s delivery. To Oderus, a song like “Raped at Birth” is a gas. So is dismembering effigies of Jesus, George W. Bush and Justin Bieber. This is a farce, but it’s meant to push your buttons and make you reevaluate your definition of morality. The costumes and the “jizmoglobin” are merely Gwar’s tools, used to connect with the audience and nail their points home. “It’s rock ‘n’ roll musical theater,” Urungus proclaims. “Anybody can put on a costume and jump around, but Gwar takes it to a new level. And spew actually forms a bridge between the audience and the band. We’re all covered in [it] from head to toe.” X

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Weaverville Art Safari While you’re not likely to spot any zebras or giraffes on this safari (maybe a bear or two), there’s no shortage of arts and crafts to be found. More than 40 artists (eight of whom are new to the event) open their studios to the public during this weekend-long, selfguided driving tour. Work includes pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, paintings, drawings and fiber art. The free Art Safari is held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A preview party takes place on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Weaverville Town Hall with live music, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. 7 p.m., $10. Design by Kathy Lightcap

Dr. Dog Although they live in Philadelphia, indie-rockers Dr. Dog are pretty much honorary Asheville residents. The band makes a WNC stop annually-ish (sometimes more often, like when they headlined Bele Chere in 2012). On the heels of last year’s dramatic and expansive Be The Void, the band just released B Room. According to a press release, that album represents the group’s “greatest point of clarity in more than a decade of performing and recording. Their arrangements, while still ambitious, are much simpler, moving past the multi-tracked pastiche of earlier efforts into a unique and vibrant band voice.” Dr. Dog plays The Orange Peel on Sunday, Nov. 3, with Benny Yurco and the Revealers. 9 p.m. $20/$22. Photo by Nicky Devine

Mike Lawrence New York-based comedian Mike Lawrence kicks off a new comedy series, Funny Business at The Mill Room. Lawrence has appeared on Conan, Maron’s WTF, Paul Provenza’s Setlist and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show. He’s know for his pop-culture savvy and his “dark and nerdy sensibilities.” On his Modern Comedian video, Lawrence (wearing a Curb Your Enthusiasm T-shirt, so you know what you’re dealing with), says, “I feel like I’m getting older, to the point where Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide’ is speaking to me personally. That’s the ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ for people who have clearly stopped believing.” His Asheville show is Friday, Nov. 1, with Tanner Inman. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $15/$17. Photo by Mindy Tucker


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Circle Takes the Square and B. Dolan The Odditorium scores one of the most unique lineups this week, with prog-punk visionaries Circle Takes the Square sharing a bill with spoken-word/hip-hop artist B. Dolan. The pairing is called the “cross pollination tour” and “will see Dolan backed by a new live ensemble, formed for the production of his upcoming 2014 LP.” Having recently made a comeback, CTTS, based out of Savannah, Ga., is also exploring musical freedom. The group’s 2012 sophomore album was eight years in the making but showcased “epic, pagan visions ... twisted into abstractly complex musical forms.” The group launches its tour in Asheville on Sunday, Nov. 3, with Brainworms, Systems and King Dirt. 8 p.m., $10/$12.

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Mipso “The idea for Mipso arose out of freshman year daydreaming at UNC Chapel Hill,” says the bio for the roots-inspired trio. “After the usual band-making delays — Jacob took a year off to study winemaking in New Zealand, Joseph detoured to Argentina for Tango guitar lessons, Wood earned his chops in the Carolina jazz department — Mipso quickly went from idle picking to a campus staple.” The group has since expanded its reach with a tour that’s taken them as far as Japan and a new album, Dark Pop Holler (produced by Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin). Mipso holds a CD release party at The Isis on Saturday, Nov. 2, with guest David Holt. 9 p.m., $12/$15. Photo by Leon Godwin

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Daniel Coston Photographer (and Xpress contributor) Daniel Coston was a magazine writer until one day, when the staff photographer wasn’t available, Coston stepped behind the lens. That happy accident led to many more invites to photograph musical acts and live shows across the state. Sixteen years later, he found himself with a collection of images documenting the eclectic history of North Carolina’s music scene. His new book, North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations, tells that tale with pictures and words. “I just photographed Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck,” he tells Xpress. “Musically, they come from different places, but their ideas worked well together onstage. I really hope that they do more shows together.” Coston presents his book at Malaprop’s on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Free. Photo courtesy of Daniel Coston

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Self-proclaimed “terrified child dance punk” act Bulgogi is the brainchild of Tim Tsurutani, formerly of Chicago’s CAW! CAW! Tsurutani not only enjoyed his time in Asheville last year, he recorded a collection of songs in a West Asheville basement. The result is Give Up Your Guts: a twitchy, dancey, textural adventure through emotional states, nightscapes, static dreams and startlingly sweet melodies. Tsurutani’s lyrics may be tongue-in-cheek at points, but his acrobatic vocal abilities are no joke. Check out the album on Bandcamp (, or catch the live show. Bulgogi plays Emerald Lounge Friday, Nov. 1, with Cherokee Red and Decent Lovers. 9 p.m., $5. Photo by Dan Hasegawa

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C L U B L A N D Metrosphere Turn up Thursdays (reggae, dancehall), 10pm

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Millroom Bright Light Social Hour (rock) w/ Black Taxi, 9pm

5 Walnut Wine Bar Gary Mac Fiddle (jazz), 5pm Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm

Odditorium All Hell (punk) w/ The Go Devils & more, 9pm

Altamont Brewing Company Songwriter night, 8pm

Olive or Twist Dance lesson, 7pm Costume contest w/ Mike Filippone (dance), 8pm 3 Cool Cats (vintage rock) album release, 9pm

Black Mountain Ale House Bluegrass jam, 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Open mic, 7pm

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

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

OneFiftyOne Boutique Bar Molly Parti (DJ), 7pm

Cork & Keg Irish jam session, 7pm

Orange Peel Cold War Kids (indie rock) w/ In the Valley Below, 9pm

Double Crown John Paul Keith (pop, rock, twang) w/ Krektones, 9pm

Pack's Tavern Steven Poteat (rock, jam), 9pm

Emerald Lounge Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm

Pisgah Brewing Company Phuncle Sam (rock, jam, Dead covers), 8pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Brett Dennen (folk, pop) w/ Noah Gundersen, 9pm

Purple Onion Cafe The Gypsy Swingers, 7:30pm

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Live music on the patio, 6pm Vinyl night, 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub Old-time jam, 5pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Skeleton In You (folk, blues) w/ Goodbye Shanty Town, 9:30pm Lobster Trap Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, electronics), 7pm

Root Bar No. 1 Skunk Ruckus & Plankeye Peggy (hillbilly gutrock), 9:30pm

Hometown globetrotters: Asheville’s favorite world-wandering five-piece, Toubab Krewe, brings its exotic instruments, African rhythms, modern psychedelia and penchant for jamming to Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1, as part of an extensive three-month tour of the eastern U.S.

Metrosphere Open mic, 9pm Millroom Kings of Prussia (metal) w/ TEAM & Lifecurse, 9pm Odditorium Horror movie night: "Ravenous" & "House," 9pm Olive or Twist Swing lessons, 7pm 3 Cool Cats (vintage rock), 8pm One Stop Deli & Bar Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, 6:30pm Mang (Ween tribute), 11pm Orange Peel Minus the Bear (indie, math rock) w/ INVSN & Slow Bird, 8:30pm Pisgah Brewing Company Jon Stickley & friends (bluegrass, Americana), 6pm

Root Bar No. 1 Tyler Childers (folk rock), 9:30pm

Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, roots), 7pm

Sly Grog Lounge Open mic, 7pm

Boiler Room Into the Dark Ball w/ DJ Drees & Queen April (goth, industrial), 10pm

Straightaway Cafe Circus Mutt (world, roots, rock), 6pm TallGary's Cantina Open mic & jam, 7pm The Phoenix Jazz night, 8pm The Social Karaoke, 9:30pm Timo's House Blues night, 9pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues Wednesday night jazz w/ Micah Thomas, Frank Southecorvo & Bryan White, 8:30pm Vincenzo's Bistro Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm

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Yacht Club Open jam w/ Justin Brophy of the Go Devils, 9pm Zuma Coffee Open mic w/ Greg & Lucretia Speas, 6pm

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Scandals Nightclub "Oblivion Hell-a-Queen Rocky Horror Show," 10pm TallGary's Cantina Rock and roll showcase, 9:30pm The Mothlight The Tills (formerly The Critters) w/ The Downstrokes & The Beat Kids, 9pm The Phoenix Bradford Carson (jam, rock, blues), 6pm The Social Caribbean Cowboys (tropical rock), 9:30pm Timo's House Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 9pm

Bywater Game night, 8pm

Town Pump Smokin' Joe Randolph Band, 9pm

Club Eleven on Grove Bedlam Raver's Ball w/ DJ Acolyte & Invader Slim, 10pm

Toy Boat Community Art Space Halloween cover band, 8:30pm

Club Hairspray Karaoke, 8pm Club Remix Reggae dance night, 9pm Cork & Keg Vollie McKenzie & Jack Dillen (eclectic covers), 6pm

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm Vincenzo's Bistro Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm Water'n Hole Karaoke, 10pm

Creekside Taphouse Open mic, 8pm

Westville Pub Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work (alt-country, roots, rock), 10:30pm

Double Crown International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm

White Horse Serpentine Arborvitae (cabaret jazz), 9pm

Dugout Flashback Sally (rock), 9pm

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

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern Hermit Kings (indie rock) w/ Doc Aquatic, Elim Bolt & The Can't Kids, 9pm

Zuma Coffee Bluegrass jam w/ Bobby Hicks, 7pm

Hannah Flanagan's East Coast Dirt (rock, funk), 9pm

Friday, Nov. 1

185 King Street Riyen Roots (blues), 8pm

Highland Brewing Company Costume party & movie, 7pm

5 Walnut Wine Bar Crow Quill Night Owls (jazz), 8pm

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Toubab Krewe (world, jam) w/ Zansa, 9pm

Altamont Brewing Company Stuart McNair (Cajun, blues), 8:30pm

Jack of Hearts Pub Old-time jam, 7pm

Apothecary Sondra Sun-Odeon (folk, ethereal, experimental), 9pm

Jack of the Wood Pub Bluegrass jam, 7pm

Asheville Music Hall Empire Strikes Brass w/ PHILO, Debrissa & the Bear King, 10pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB) Worldline (rock) w/ The Beast of Riverdale & Silver Machine, 9pm

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

Black Mountain Ale House Lyric (R&B, soul, pop), 9pm

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

Black Mountain Ale House Halloween disco ball party w/ Jamboogie

5 Walnut Wine Bar Ryan Oslance Trio (jazz), 10pm Altamont Theater Milk Carton Kids (indie folk), 8pm Asheville Music Hall Sol Driven Train (rock, jam) w/ BIG Something, 10pm



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purple onion cAFe Shane Pruitt Band (Southern rock, jam), 8pm rooT BAr no. 1 Call the Next Witness (rock), 9:30pm scAnDAls nighTcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am smokey's AFTer DArk Karaoke, 10pm sTrAighTAWAy cAFe Dave Desmelik (Americana), 6pm The sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm Timo's house Costume party w/ Aquamule, Polly Panic & Amanitas, 10pm

TUE 11/5

Toy BoAT communiTy ArT spAce Asheville Community Show Choir, 7:30pm the Hazards (Americana, rock), 10pm AThenA's cluB Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am BlAck mounTAin Ale house Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band, 9pm Boiler room Domination: Boots & Leather, 10pm ByWATer Carey Fridley Band (Americana, country), 9pm

Vincenzo's BisTro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WesTVille puB The Wavos (pop, rock), 10pm WhiTe horse Oktoberfest feat. Mountain Top Polka Band, 6:30pm

5 WAlnuT Wine BAr Mande Foly (African rhythm, jazz), 7pm

cluB eleVen on groVe Miss Gay Latin Pageant afterparty, 10:30pm

BArley's TAproom Skylark (jazz, swing), 7pm

cluB hAirsprAy DJ Brian Sparxxx, 8pm

cluB hAirsprAy DJ Ra Mac, 8pm

cork & keg Blue Horizon Bluegrass Band, 7pm

cork & keg Rose Sinclair & the Ten Gallon Swing Band (jazz, Western swing), 6:30pm

French BroAD BreWery TAsTing room Ten Cent Poetry (folk, pop), 6pm green room cAFe Elise Pratt & Mike Holstein (jazz), 6:30pm grey eAgle music hAll & TAVern Odysseyfest feat. Screaming Js, To All My Dear Friends & more, 6pm highlAnD BreWing compAny Leigh Glass & the Hazards (rock, blues), 6pm isis resTAurAnT AnD music hAll Mipso CD release (old-time) w/ David Holt, 9pm JAck oF heArTs puB Eric Strickland & the B Sides (Americana, honky-tonk, country), 9pm JAck oF The WooD puB Brushfire Stankgrass (progressive bluegrass), 9pm lexingTon AVe BreWery (lAB) Annabelle's Curse (folk, roots) w/ Bird in Hand, 9:30pm millroom Southeastern B-Boy Competition afterparty, 9pm monTe VisTA hoTel Randy Hale (jazz standards), 6pm

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall $15 Adv.


Isis Restaurant & FRI 11/8 Music Hall •$10 Adv.

sunDAy, noV. 3

clAssic Wineseller Centerpiece Jazz, 7pm

emerAlD lounge MindShapeFist (hard rock) w/ Opus Grey & Electric Phantom, 9pm


emerAlD lounge Jim Beaver’s School of Music showcase, 4pm Gold Light (indie rock) w/ Gloom Balloon, Christopher the Conquered & Minorcan, 9pm highlAnD BreWing compAny United Way Fundraiser, 3pm JAck oF The WooD puB Irish session, 3pm loBsTer TrAp Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm monTe VisTA hoTel Daniel Keller (jazz guitar), 11am oDDiTorium Circle Takes the Square w/ B. Dolan, Brainworms & more (punk, hip-hop), 9pm oliVe or TWisT Dance lessons, 7pm DJ (Latin, swing, dance), 8pm one sTop Deli & BAr Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am Makayan plays "Abbey Road" w/ Donnie Dies, 8pm orAnge peel Dr. Dog (rock, pop) w/ Benny Yurco & the Revealers, 9pm rooT BAr no. 1 East Coast championship rootball tournament

o.henry's/Tug DJ Rasa & DJ Ramin (house, techno), 10pm

scAnDAls nighTcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

oDDiTorium Dharmamine record release, 9pm

TAllgAry's cAnTinA Sunday Drum Day, 7pm

oliVe or TWisT WestSound (R&B, Motown), 8:30pm

The sociAl '80s vinyl night, 8pm

one sTop Deli & BAr Bluegrass brunch w/ Grits & Soul, 11am

Toy BoAT communiTy ArT spAce Weston A. Price lecture, 1:30pm

pAck's TAVern A Social Function (rock, dance), 9pm

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

pisgAh BreWing compAny Frank Bang & the Secret Stash (blues), 9pm

WhiTe horse Sugato Nag (sitar), 7:30pm

FRI 11/8

WIDESPREAD PANIC AFTERJAM w/ phuncle sam Metrosphere•$8 Adv.

SAT 11/9

WIDESPREAD PANIC AFTERJAM w/ jubee and the morning after + Az-IZ Club Remix•FREE!

FRI 11/15

COSMIC CHARLIE w/ rubber canoo Club Metropolis•$10 Adv.

SAT 11/16

TODD SHEAFFER (of Railroad Earth) Isis Restaurant and Music Hall•$10 Adv.



SAT 11/23 Isis Restaurant & Music Hall $12 Adv.


SAT 12/21

The Orange Peel • $15 Adv.

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11/1 Cary Fridley • 9pm FREE 11/2 Eric Strickland & The B Sides • 9pm FREE 11/8 Vendetta Creme • 9pm FREE 11/9 Goner • 9pm FREE 11/11 Singer Songwriters in the Round • 7pm FREE

w/ Chris Tichner, Daniel Habib, Chris Smith

WED 10/30

dia dE Los muERtos: West Asheville’s Zia Tacqueria celebrates the Day of the Dead with an all-day, family-friendly festival featuring face painting, an outdoor taco stand and music from The Krektones, Ahleuchatistas (pictured), Kovacs and the Polar Bear and more on Saturday, Nov. 2.

BRETT DENNEN w/ Noah Gundersen 9pm • $20/$22

THU HALLOWEEN WITH 10/31 THE HERMIT KINGS w/ Doc Aquatic, Elim Bolt & the Can’t Kids 9pm • $7 ($5 if you’re in costume) FRI 11/1

monDAy, noV. 4 5 WAlnuT Wine BAr Hank West & the Smokin Hots (hot jazz), 8pm


ByWATer Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm emerAlD lounge Vinyl night w/ DJ Ra Mak, 9pm

SAT ODYSSEY FEST 11/2 A Benefit For Odyssey Clayworks w/ Screaming Jays, To All My Dear Friends, Goodness Gracious, and Muscadine 6pm WED PUJOL & LEE BAINS III 11/6 9pm • $8/$10

& EP RELEASE Special Guests TBA 8pm • $10/$12

FRI 11/8

creeksiDe TAphouse Bluegrass jam, 7pm isis resTAurAnT AnD music hAll Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band feat. Yungchen Lhamo, 8pm JAck oF The WooD puB Annalise Emerick, Kristen Englert-Lenz & Dulci Ellenberger (singer-songwriters), 7pm Frank Bang & the Secret Stash (blues), 9pm

oDDiTorium Synergy story slam, 9pm

loBsTer TrAp Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm

orAnge peel Washed Out (chillwave, dream pop), 9pm

oDDiTorium Comedy open mic w/ Tom Peters, 9pm

oskAr Blues BreWery Old-time jam, 6-8pm

one sTop Deli & BAr Two for Tuesday feat. Mister F & Special Guest, 8pm

sly grog lounge Trivia night, 7pm

orAnge peel Fitz & the Tantrums (pop) w/ Capital Cities & Beat Club, 7:30pm Vincenzo's BisTro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm

The sociAl River Rats (rock, jam, blues), 9:30pm

WesTVille puB Blues jam, 10pm

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

WhiTe horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm

WesTVille puB Trivia night, 8pm

THE HACKENSAW BOYS w/ Tonk 9pm • $12/$15

cork & keg Tom Pittman (honky-tonk), 6pm

JAck oF The WooD puB Blind Texas Marlin (psychedelic, roots, old-time), 10pm

The moThlighT Spindrift (psychedelic, rock) w/ Ttotals & The Shine Brothers, 8pm


cluB hAirsprAy Trivia night, 8pm

WeDnesDAy, noV. 6 TuesDAy, noV. 5

SAT 11/9

THE DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE w/ Raising Caine 9pm • $12/$15

5 WAlnuT Wine BAr The John Henrys (gypsy jazz), 8pm AlTAmonT BreWing compAny Open mic, 8pm AsheVille music hAll Funk jam, 11pm cluB eleVen on groVe Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance, 8:30pm


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BlAck mounTAin Ale house Bluegrass jam, 9pm Blue mounTAin pizzA & BreW puB Open mic, 7pm cluB hAirsprAy Requests w/ DJ Ace of Spade, 8pm emerAlD lounge Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm grey eAgle music hAll & TAVern PUJOL (indie rock, pop, punk) w/ Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, 9pm

isis resTAurAnT AnD music hAll Vinyl night, 9pm

orAnge peel Chase Rice (country) w/ Sam Hunt, 9pm

JAck oF The WooD puB Old-time jam, 5pm

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

lexingTon AVe BreWery (lAB) Birdsmell (Band of Horses' Ben Birdwell) w/ Bryan Cate, 9pm

purple onion cAFe Fayssoux McLean, 7:30pm

meTrosphere Open mic, 9pm

scAnDAls nighTcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

oDDiTorium So Hideous w/ Autarch (punk), 9pm

TAllgAry's cAnTinA Rock & roll showcase, 9:30pm

one sTop Deli & BAr Boulder flood relief benefit feat. Gravity A, Rims & Keys, Omignome, 10pm

The moThlighT Villages (drone, experimental) w/ Ant'lrd, 9pm

orAnge peel Timeflies (pop, dance) w/ Sammy Adams & Radical Something, 8pm pisgAh BreWing compAny Tea Leaf Green (rock, jam), 9pm sly grog lounge Open mic, 7pm

Vincenzo's BisTro Ginny McAfee (piano, vocals), 7pm WATer'n hole Karaoke, 10pm

FriDAy, noV. 8

TAllgAry's cAnTinA Open mic & jam, 7pm

AsheVille music hAll Dopapod (jam, funk, electronic), 10pm

The moThlighT Nik Turner's Hawkwind (space rock) w/ U.S. Christmas & Hedersleben, 9pm

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

The phoenix Jazz night, 8pm The sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm Vincenzo's BisTro Aaron Luka (piano, vocals), 7pm WhiTe horse Michael Gaffney & Bob Hinkle, 7:30pm

ThursDAy, noV. 7

BlAck mounTAin Ale house Searra Gisondo & the Jazzy Folk (folk, jazz), 9pm Boiler room Isaacson w/ Onj & Means Well (rock), 9pm cluB eleVen on groVe Blue Ridge Pride volunteer party, 7pm emerAlD lounge Tony Holiday & the Velvetones (roots, rock) w/ Woody Wood & Darren Cain, 9pm French BroAD BreWery TAsTing room The Drawlstrings (alt-country), 6pm

AsheVille music hAll Local DJ showcase, 8:30pm

green room cAFe Carrie Morrison & Steve Whiteside (Americana), 6:30pm

BlAck mounTAin Ale house Lyric (R&B, soul, pop), 9pm

grey eAgle music hAll & TAVern The Hackensaw Boys (bluegrass) w/ Tonk, 8pm

ByWATer Game night, 8pm

JAck oF heArTs Vendetta Creme, 9pm

cluB eleVen on groVe Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School (live drawing), 6:30pm

JAck oF The WooD puB Strung Like a Horse (garage, bluegrass), 9pm

cluB hAirsprAy Karaoke, 8pm cluB remix Reggae dance night, 9pm cork & keg Vollie McKenzie & Jack Dillen (eclectic covers), 6pm creeksiDe TAphouse Open mic, 8pm emerAlD lounge Dead Night w/ Phuncle Sam, 9pm French BroAD BreWery TAsTing room Chris Padgett (instrumental), 6pm grey eAgle music hAll & TAVern Jeff Thompson Band (singer-songwriter), 8pm



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monTe VisTA hoTel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm oDDiTorium Telecine album release w/ Pan (rock), 9pm one sTop Deli & BAr Free Dead Fridays feat. members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm DJ Logic, 10pm orAnge peel "Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party" w/ Karl Denson's Tiny Universe & Zach Deputy, 9pm


pAck's TAVern DJ Moto (dance, pop, hits), 9pm rooT BAr no. 1 Dulci Ellenburger (folk), 9:30pm

JAck oF heArTs puB Old-time jam, 7pm

scAnDAls nighTcluB Liza Zahiya (belly-dance), 7pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

JAck oF The WooD puB Bluegrass jam, 7pm

sTrAighTAWAy cAFe CaroMia (singer-songwriter), 6pm

lexingTon AVe BreWery (lAB) Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute) w/ Peace Jones, 9:30pm

The moThlighT Alligator Indian (avant-pop, dance) w/ Fine Peduncle & Sumsun, 9:30pm

loBsTer TrAp Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm

The sociAl Jump Yur Grin (funk, blues), 9:30pm

oDDiTorium Goner (acoustic), 9pm

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

oliVe or TWisT Dance lessons, 7pm Mike Filippone Band (dance), 8pm

WhiTe horse Kat Williams (soul, dance), 8pm

one sTop Deli & BAr Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm

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AsheVille music hAll Kansas Bible Company (rock) w/ Jahman Brahman & DJ Logic, 10pm

oDDiTorium Poison the Snake w/ Order of the Owl, Demonaut & Beasts of Legend (metal), 9pm

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

oliVe or TWisT Live dance band, 8:30pm

BlAck mounTAin Ale house The Mug (blues, boogie, rock), 9pm Boiler room Lisa Zahiya birthday party, 8pm cluB hAirsprAy DJ Brian Sparxxx, 8pm

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cork & keg The Mad Tea (garage, rock, pop), 8:30pm emerAlD lounge Total War (indie rock) w/ Echoes, Steal the Prize, Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden, 9pm French BroAD BreWery TAsTing room The Littlest Birds (old-time, bluegrass), 6pm green room cAFe Darryl Olivier (jazz), 6:30pm grey eAgle music hAll & TAVern THe David Mayfield Parade (folk rock, roots, pop) w/ Raising Caine, 9pm JAck oF heArT Goner, 9pm JAck oF The WooD puB The Blood Gypsies (dance, gypsy) w/ Ram Mandelkorn & the Gang, 9pm lexingTon AVe BreWery (lAB) Johnny Campbell & the Bluegrass Drifters w/ Dan & Laurel, 9:30pm Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 6pm

one sTop Deli & BAr Bluegrass brunch w/ Grits & Soul, 11am DJ Logic, 10pm pAck's TAVern Sloantones (rock, funk, jam), 9pm purple onion cAFe Overmountain Men, 8pm rooT BAr no. 1 Darlyne Cain (rock), 9:30pm scAnDAls nighTcluB Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am smokey's AFTer DArk Karaoke, 10pm sTrAighTAWAy cAFe Lester Grass, 6pm The moThlighT Kayo Dot (chamber metal) w/ Ahleuchatistas & Enoch, 9:30pm The sociAl Karaoke, 9:30pm Timo's house Trade Routes (progressive, world, fusion) w/ Xo the Band, 10pm Vincenzo's BisTro Steve Whiddon (old-time piano, vocals), 5:30pm WhiTe horse Blue Ridge Orchestra, 7:30pm














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The Counselor

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diREctoR: Ridley Scott PLayERs: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt nEo-noiR cRimE thRiLLER RatEd R thE stoRy: A lawyer gets involved in a drug deal that goes bad — very bad. thE LoWdoWn: A strikingly original collaboration between director Ridley Scott and writer Cormac McCarthy has proven that personal filmmaking can still exist in mainstream film. What this sharply divisive film does not prove is that there’s much market for it. Unrelentingly grim (with doses of bitter humor), layered, disturbing and, yes, flawed, but I found it compelling.

Nearly every criticism — and there has been no shortage of it — that’s been lobbed at Ridley Scott’s The Counselor probably factors into the reasons I kind of liked it. In fact, I kind of liked it a lot. No, I’m not a huge Ridley Scott fan and my familiarity with the works of writer Cormac McCarthy pretty much begins and ends with the Coens’ film, No Country for Old Men (2007). So I’m not biased by any sense of loyalty to its creators. Scott strikes me as a visual stylist who is not much of a dramatist, and McCarthy just doesn’t deal in subjects that appeal to me very much. Together, however, they’ve made a film that fascinates me in its sheer eccentricity, and eccentricity is not much seen in mainstream film these days — at least not this extravagantly. Whether or

BRad Pitt and michaEL FassBEndER in Ridley Scott’s fascinating — but much maligned — collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, The Counselor.

not that makes The Counselor a good film, I’m not entirely sure, but at least it left me keenly aware that I’d seen something different that hadn’t been focus-grouped into the blandly generic. The Counselor has an almost “take it or leave it” quality, which might be off-putting to some. (It’s natural to want to feel that the filmmakers want you to like their work, and here it feels an incidental concern at best.) Similarly, the film isn’t interested in telling its story in anything that can be called a straightforward fashion. Some have even called it incoherent, but I had no trouble following it — once I understood that the story itself had started before the movie and we’d just been dropped into it. The truth is that the basic story is very simple. The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) goes into a criminal alliance with nightclub owner Reiner (Javier Bardem with outrageous clothes and even more outrageous hair) in a drug deal with a Mexican drug cartel. The exact nature of involvement is never explained and it really doesn’t matter. Both Reiner and an enigmatic associate

named Westray (Brad Pitt as a kind of well-tailored cowboy) go out of their way to make it clear that the price will be death — or worse — if anything goes wrong. If the nameless Counselor realized he was in a Cormac McCarthy story, he’d know that it not only will go wrong, but that it will inevitably go spectacularly wrong. Since he doesn’t know this, greed wins out, sealing his fate. That’s really all the plot there is. The bulk of the story — and its parade of characters — is concerned with the mechanics of how things will go wrong and the question of who is manipulating things and what will happen to who. (And, notably, who will fall victim to a device called a bolo that works as a motor-driven garrote of thin wire that slowly decapitates its victim. It’s described early on, so you know it’s going to make an appearance.) Apart from those already named, the film’s other two principal characters are The Couselor’s virtuous fiancee, Laura (Penélope Cruz), and Reiner’s definitely nonvirtuous girlfriend, Malkina (Cameron Diaz). Laura is as close as the film gets to

Asheville PizzA & Brewing Co. (254-1281) Please call the info line for updated showtimes. The Mortal instruments: City of Bones (Pg-13) 1:00, 4:00 we Are the Millers (r) 7:00, 10:00 CArMike CineMA 10 (298-4452) Captain Phillips (Pg-13) 1:00, 4:00, 6:55, 9:55 The Counselor (r) 1:10, 4:20, 7:05, 9:45 Despicable Me 2 2D (Pg) 1:35, 4:15 Free Birds 3D (Pg) 12:45, 2:55, 5:05, 7:15, 9:30 Free Birds 2D (Pg) 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:15 last vegas (Pg-13) 1:20, 4:10, 7:30, 10:00 lee Daniels’ The Butler (Pg-13) 12:55, 4:05 6:50, 9:40 Percy Jackson: sea of Monsters (Pg) 1:25, 4:25, 7:20, 9:50 Prisoners (r) 1:15, 4:40, 8:00 rush (r) 6:45, 9:35 we’re the Millers (r) 1:35, 4:35, 7:10, 10:05 CArolinA CineMAs (274-9500) Captain Phillips (Pg-13) 12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:50 Carrie (r) 11:15, 1:30, 3:45, 6:00, 8:10 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 2D (Pg) 11:35, 1:45, 4:00, 6:20 The Counselor (r) 11:00, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Don Jon (r) 1:45, 6:40 ender’s game (Pg-13) 11:00, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:30, 9:00, 10:00, 10:25 enough said (Pg-13) 12:00, 2:10, 4:15, 6:20, 8:10 escape Plan (r) 11:10, 4:00, 9:00 Free Birds 3D (Pg) 11:40, 1:45, 3:50 Free Birds 2D (Pg) 6:10, 8:15 gravity 3D (Pg-13) 11:30, 1:35, 3:40, 6:00, 8:10, 10:15 ip Man: The Final Fight (Pg-13) 11:30, 1:45, 4:00, 10:25 Jackass Presents Bad grandpa (r) 11:30, 1:40, 3:50, 6:00, 8:10, 9:00, 10:15 last vegas (Pg-13) 11:15, 1:30, 3:45, 6:00, 7:10, 8:20, 9:30 Muscle shoals (nr) 12:00, 2:20, 4:35, 9:30 CineBArre (665-7776) Co-eD CineMA BrevArD (883-2200) ePiC oF henDersonville (693-1146) Fine ArTs TheATre (232-1536) Defiant requiem (nr) 7:00 Thu., Nov. 7 only enough said (Pg-13) 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 (no 7:20 show Thu., Nov. 7), Late show Fri-Sat 9:30 inequality for All (Pg-13) 7:00, Late show Fri-Sat 9:15 wadjda (Pg) 1:00, 4:00 FlATroCk CineMA (697-2463) Captain Phillps (Pg-13) 3:30, 7:00 regAl BilTMore grAnDe sTADiuM 15 (6841298) uniTeD ArTisTs BeAuCATCher (298-1234)

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a normal character in the world of duplicity and corruption in which it exists. Malkina, on the other hand, is right at home here — to the degree that Reiner is himself afraid of her. (A bizarre story Reiner relates — with flashbacks — about Malkina having a sexual encounter with the windshield of his Ferrari — “Seeing a thing like that changes you” — puts this into disturbing, yet humorous, perspective.) The rest of the characters — name actors Bruno Ganz, Rosie Perez, Ruben Blades, Goran Visnjic, John Leguizamo — are mostly windowdressing oddities, given brief, but memorable bits. All of this is carried out with a combination of precision and scads of McCarthy-esque philosophical dialogue that would seem improbable in real life, yet strangely belongs in this movie. People in The Counselor talk a great deal, but they rarely communicate directly. A great many seem to find the artificiality of this dialogue a problem, and you may, too. For me, it fits the film (and I really wish real people were this well-spoken). But be warned, if you decide to try the film, that it is one merciless movie, and often a very bloody one (it contains two decapitations — one of which is extremely gory). Still, I think it’s worth seeing — and it’s a lot better than its reception suggests. Rated R for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

Bad Grandpa H

diREctoR: Jeff Tremaine (Jackass 3D) pLayERs: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates hiddEn camERa comEdy RatEd R thE stoRy: Johnny Knoxville in old-man makeup, pulls pranks on unsuspecting bystanders. thE Lowdown: A dumb, molasses-paced hidden-camera flick that tries to be both gross and heartfelt, but really just feels pointless.


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I thought we’d be done with Jackass movies after 2010’s Jackass 3-D, a film where its only entertainment value was the various existential crises of its cast of 40-somethings, who realize they’re still stuck getting bludgeoned and violated for both a living and our entertainment. What I forgot is that people absolutely love watching grown men be humiliated for shits and giggles — and that this kind of public abasement can be made on the cheap. That the latest iteration of Jackass, Bad Grandpa, both topped this weekend’s box office and made its money back should’ve been obvious. Bad Grandpa, strangely enough, finds “Jackass Prime” Johnny Knoxville as the sole remaining on-screen holdover. This time around, instead of a parade of tasteless and dangerous stunts with varying degrees of bodily harm, we have something more akin to a real-life movie. It’s got a plot and everything! But like a hidden-camera show, Knoxville spends the film in elderly makeup, attempting to make random strangers uncomfortable as the titular Bad Grandpa, Irving Zisman. The character is a recurring Jackass staple (and usually joined by Spike Jonze in old-lady drag, who only appears here in out-

Community Screenings

BreAThless • WE (10/30), 7:30pm - WCU will screen Breathless, the classic film by Jean-Luc Goddard, in the university’s A.K. Hinds University Center. Free. Info: or 227-2324. geneVieVe • TU (11/5), 7pm - The 1950s British film Genevieve will be screened at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. $5. Info: or 859-8322. girl rising • TU (11/5), 7pm - A screening of Girl Rising, a documentary about educating young women around the world, will be held in UNCA’s Humanities Lecture Hall. Free. Info: kcornell@ or 251-6808. miDDle eAsT Film series • TH (10/31), 7pm - The Middle East Film Series will screen Life in

HHHHH = max rating takes), and serves the single punchline of an old man doing socially and age-inappropriate things for a hidden camera. Admittedly, over a few minutes on a TV show, this can be amusing (granted, it was usually the least physically disgusting permutation of their comedic stylings), but Bad Grandpa makes the mistake of stretching this onenote comedic premise into feature length. The situations are all pretty puerile, from Irving getting his genitals stuck in a vending machine, to Irving stumbling upon a male strip club, to Irving just generally sexually harassing strangers, all for the sake of filming the reactions of random strangers on the street. Like I said, there is a plot of sorts, with Irving trying to get rid of his grandson (Jackson Nicoll, Funsize) by driving him across the country — and yes, they even predictably grow as people. This seems to be inspired by Borat (2006) and Bruno (2009), films which used the same type of hidden-camera device, but at least attempted some sort of social commentary. Bad Grandpa uses the grandfather-and-grandson story to graft a lot of schmaltz onto a film where an elderly man paints the walls of a Denny’s with his diarrhea (that some critics are praising the film’s “heart” shows how low the bar sits for merit). But maybe even worse, the existence of a storyline has a tendency to bog the

Occupied Palestine at Brooks-Howell Home, 266 Merrimon Ave. Sponsored by Western Carolinians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East. Free. Info: miDnighT in pAris • SA (11/2) & SU (11/3), 2pm - Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s 2011 film which follows an American in Paris who travels back in time to the Jazz Age will be screened at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square. $8/$7 students and seniors/Free for kids under 4. Info: or 253-3227. moVie nighT AT colony eArTh • TUESDAYS, 8pm - Colony Earth screens feature films, documentaries and more. By donation. Info and location: We shAll remAin Film series • MONDAYS (11/4) through (11/25) The “We Shall Remain” film series will feature documentaries from the Native American perspective. Held in UNCA’s Highsmith University Union Grotto. Free. Info:

staRting fRiday film down with needless things (for a film like this, at least) like dialogue and exposition. At least the other Jackass films had the sense to jam enough stupid stuff into 90 minutes to keep your attention. Bad Grandpa keeps slowing down for the sake of a story that has no real point, making for a movie that’s surprisingly dull for all the filth it slings. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity and brief drug use. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher

Ip Man: The Final Fight HHHS diREctoR: Herman Yau (The Legend Is Born: Ip Man) pLayERs: Anthony Wong, Gillian Chung, Jordan Chan, Eric Tsang, Marvel Chow BiogRaphicaL maRtiaL aRts dRama RatEd pg-13 thE stoRy: Biopic about the final years of legendary martial arts master Ip Man. thE Lowdown: While there isn’t a shortage of action — with three standout sequences — this biographical film is really more of a drama. Beautifully designed and photographed with a masterful performance from Anthony Wong.

Straight off — I know very little about martial arts master Ip Man (here played by Anthony Wong) and not a great deal more about the ins and outs of martial arts movies. (Hint: if it didn’t go mainstream or at least art house, I probably haven’t seen it.) I know that Ip Man was the fellow who taught Bruce Lee martial arts and that’s about it. In other words, I have no clue whether this is an accurate biopic or just so much fiction (or a mix of both). I do know that it’s a curious film that probably isn’t exactly what most action fans are looking for. Though the film certainly has

some elaborate fight sequences, The Final Fight is a look at the master in his final years — think of it as Twilight of Ip Man — and is more a frequently elegant drama than an outright action movie. I don’t want to short-sell its action — which is blessedly free of slow-motion and impossible wire-work stunts — but viewers should know that this is more a personal drama than not. The Final Fight is also nothing if not reverential in its treatment of Ip Man — probably too much so. If there’s any dirt to be dished about Ip, you’re not going to find it here. The man we see is close to a kind of saint — and a pretty stoic one at that. He suffers disappointment and loss, as well as joy, with very little change of expression. Oddly, this becomes effective. The longer we deal with Mr. Wong’s performance, the more we come to be attuned to the marvelous subtlety of his playing. There is both dignity and heartbreak just beneath the surface. The story is fairly episodic, sketching Ip’s years in Hong Kong, which are marked by the rise of communist China, resulting in his inability to return to the mainland and the inability of his wife, Wing Sing (Anita Yuen), to come to him, since she had returned to the mainland to raise their son. (Her death — relayed to him over the phone by his son — is one of the film’s most touching scenes.) The later portions of the film deal with his subsequent relationship with a nightclub singer, Jenny (Zhang Chuchu), which is handled with what can only be called extreme tastefulness. There’s actually as much drama concerning his students’ rejection of the relationship, as there is the relationship itself. There is a final fight — and it’s pretty spectacular and undeniably tense — but the title seems to refer to a broader fight about Ip’s efforts to preserve his dignity and his values in the face of a changing, often corrupt world. Visually, the film is a treat with its gliding camerawork, bright colors and fascinating period detail. This is not a great film by any means, but it’s certainly a sumptuous one that’s very entertaining. Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some drug material. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas

IP Man: The Final Flight See review in “Cranky Hanke”

anthony wong gives a masterfully subtle performace in Herman Yau’s Ip Man: The Final Fight

Ender’s Game Oh, and here we have Gavin Hood’s (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) much-heralded (the next Harry Potter and all that) and somewhat beleagured (the book’s author Orson Scott Card is a lightning-rod for controversy) film, Ender’s Game, which Summit hopes will spawn a lucrative franchise cash cow. This sci-fi opus stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis. Whatever else may be said, the cast is impressive. Early reviews are divided, leaning positive — and again, the bulk are from the UK. (pg-13)

Free Birds After the debacle that was Jonah Hex, director Jimmy Hayward (who also made Horton Hears a Who!) returns to animation with Free Birds. This is a story, it seems, about two turkeys who travel back in time in order to remove turkey from the traditional Thanksgiving menu. Yes, well, it has a fairly strong voice cast — Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei — and, well, a fairly strong voice cast. No one has seen it yet. Or at least, no one has reviewed it. (pg)

Wadjda From just about nowhere, the Fine Arts is bringing in the critically-acclaimed (70 positive reviews to one negative) Saudi Arabian film, Wadjda. (Bear in mind, that this is pretty clearly a placeholder and will likely only last a week.) The film is described thus: “This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Even more impressive, Wajdja is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writerdirector Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her new film.” (pg)

Las Vegas High concept and big-name cast comedy that has Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline involved in what is called “an ensemble comedy” about four friends involved in a bachelor party for the the one remaining unmarried man in the group. It’s from CBS Films (rarely a good sign) and was directed by Jon Turteltaub (the National Treasure guy). So far, it has two negative reviews (Scott Foundas, Variety, Alonso Duralde, The Wrap), but Todd McCarthy (Hollywood Reporter) offers this cringe-inducing break-out quote, “A royal flush of actors delivers a winning hand for this likable seriocomedy.” Brrr. (pg-13)

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The Cheat HHHH RipE mELodRama Rated NR. One of stage director George Abbott’s early talkie movie dabblings, The Cheat, stars Tallulah Bankhead in Paramount’s second remake of Cecil B. DeMille’s big 1915 hit film of the same name. This 1931 version is both more outrageus and less so. The “less so” part mostly involves removing the racial aspect of the original, but it’s still a deliriously over-the-top slab of high-toned trash about a society woman who gambles away charity money and accepts a “loan” from a rich lecher who wants something other than money in exchange. Wildly silly and very entertaining. The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Cheat Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

This Gun for Hire HHHHH fiLm noiR thRiLLER Rated NR. Frank Tuttle’s This Gun for Hire (1942)

is the film that catapulted Alan Ladd to stardom, established Ladd and Veronica Lake as a screen team and is just plain as close to a perfect representation of film noir as you’re likely to get. A slick, Americanized update of Graham Greene’s 1936 novel, the film bristles with electric performances and cinematic panache in its story of espionage, double-crosses and a very odd quasi-romance between an entertainer and a psychotic hired killer. The Asheville Film Society will screen This Gun for Hire Tuesday, Nov. 5, 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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by Rob Brezny

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Once when I was hiking through Maui's rain forest, I spied a majestic purple honohono flower sprouting from a rotting log. As I bent down close, I inhaled the merged aromas of moldering wood and sweet floral fragrance. Let's make this scene your metaphor of the week, Aries. Here's why: A part of your life that is in the throes of decay can serve as host for a magnificent bloom. What has been lost to you may become the source of fertility. Halloween costume suggestion: a garbage man or cleaning maid wearing a crown of roses.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) What don't you like? Get clear about that. What don't you want to do? Make definitive decisions. What kind of person do you not want to become, and what life do you never want to live? Resolve those questions with as much certainty as possible. Write it all down, preferably in the form of a contract with yourself. Sign the contract. This document will be your sacred promise, a declaration of the boundaries you won't cross, the activities you won't waste your time on, and the desires that aren't worthy of you. It will feed your freedom to know exactly what you like, what you want to accomplish, and who you want to become. Halloween costume suggestion: the opposite of who you really are.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

What if you had the power to enchant and even bewitch people with your charisma? Would you wield your allure without mercy? Would you feel wicked delight in their attraction to you, even if you didn’t plan to give them what they wanted? I suspect these questions aren’t entirely rhetorical right now. You may have more mojo at your disposal than you realize. Speaking for your conscience, I will ask you not to desecrate your privilege. If you must manipulate people, do it for their benefit as well as yours. Use your raw magic responsibly. Halloween costume suggestion: a mesmerizing guru; an irresistible diva; a stage magician.

das are seeping into conversations, and gossip is swirling like ghostly dust devils. Yet in the midst of this mayhem, an eerie calm possesses you. As everyone else struggles, you're poised and full of grace. To what do we owe this stability? I suspect it has to do with the fact that life is showing you how to feel at home in the world, no matter what's happening around you. Keep making yourself receptive to these teachings. Halloween costume suggestion: King or Queen of Relaxation.

Are you up for an experiment? Not just on Halloween, but for a week afterward, be scarier than your fears. If an anxious thought pops into your mind, bare your teeth and growl, "Get out of here or I will rip you to shreds!" If a demon visits you in a nightly dream, chase after it with a torch and sword, screaming, "Begone, foul spirit, or I will burn your mangy ass!" Don't tolerate bullying in any form, whether it comes from a critical little voice in your head or from supposedly nice people who are trying to guilt-trip you. "I am a brave conqueror who cannot be intimidated!" is what you could say, or "I am a monster of love and goodness who will defeat all threats to my integrity!"

Unification should be a key theme for you in the coming weeks. Anything you do that promotes splicing, blending and harmonizing will get extra help, sometimes from mysterious forces working behind the scenes. The more you work to find common ground between opposing sides, the stronger you'll feel and the better you'll look. If you can manage to mend schisms and heal wounds, unexpected luck will flow into your life. To encourage these developments, consider these Halloween disguises: a roll of tape, a stick of Krazy Glue, a wound that's healing, a bridge.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Are you ready to be amazed? Now would be an excellent time to shed your soul's infantile illusions ... to play wildly with the greatest mystery you know ... to accept gifts that enhance your freedom and refuse gifts that don't ... to seek out a supernatural encounter that heals your chronic sadness ... to consort and converse with sexy magical spirits from the future ... to make love with the lights on and cry when you come. Halloween costume suggestion: the archetypal LOVER.

What do you think you'd be like if you were among the wealthiest 1 percent of people on Earth? Would you demand that your government raise your taxes so you could contribute more to our collective well-being? Would you live simply and cheaply so you'd have more money to donate to charities and other worthy causes? This Halloween season, I suggest you play around with fantasies like that — maybe even masquerade as an incredibly rich philanthropist who doles out cash and gifts everywhere you go. At the very least, imagine what it would be like if you had everything you needed and felt so grateful you shared your abundance freely.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Some people in your vicinity are smoldering and fuming. The air is heavy with emotional ferment. Conspiracy theories are ripening and rotting at the same time. Hidden agen70

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) I had a dream that you were in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? You were like the character played by George Clooney after he escaped from a chain gang. Can you picture it? You were wearing a striped jailbird suit, and a ball and chain were still cuffed around your ankle. But you were sort of free, too. You were on the lam, making your way from adventure to adventure as you eluded those who would throw you back in the slammer. You were not yet in the clear, but you seemed to be en route to total emancipation. I think this dream is an apt metaphorical depiction of your actual life right now. Could you somehow use it in designing your Halloween costume?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) I invite you to try the following exercise. Imagine the most powerful role you could realistically attain in the future. This is a position or niche or job that will authorize you to wield your influence to the max. It will give you the clout to shape the environments you share with other people. It will allow you to freely express your important ideas and have them be treated seriously. Let your imagination run a little wild as you visualize the possibilities. Incorporate your visions into your Halloween costume.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) In the course of earning a living, I have worked as a janitor four different times and six as a dishwasher. On the brighter side, I have performed as a songwriter and lead singer for six rock bands and currently write a syndicated astrology column. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you Aquarians are primed to cultivate a relationship with your work life that is more like my latter choices than the former. The next eight months will be a favorable time to ensure that you'll be doing your own personal equivalent of rock singer or astrology columnist well into the future. Halloween costume suggestion: your dream job.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Author Robert Louis Stevenson loved the work of poet Walt Whitman, recommending it with the same enthusiasm as he did Shakespeare's. Stevenson also regarded Whitman as an unruly force of nature, and in one famous passage, called him "a large shaggy dog, just unchained, scouring the beaches of the world and baying at the moon." Your assignment is to do your best imitation of a primal creature like Whitman. In fact, consider being him for Halloween. Maybe you could memorize passages from Whitman's Leaves of Grass and recite them at random moments. Here's one: "I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,/I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world."

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