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attacked a social or political demographic with which I disagree with an awkward, amateurish version of middle school humor. How different it felt when I opened the Jan. 30 Mountain Xpress to find, this time, Molton was attacking me. The panel, seemingly depicting two gun-toting, obese, gap-toothed simpletons, may indeed be how Molton views America's estimated 13.7 million hunters (2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife survey), but it exemplifies the dangers we so frequently repeat regarding broad generalizations and stereotypes. I'll remember that the next time he has a go at the conservatives, the religious faithful, members of law enforcement or whoever else he casts his broad and indiscriminate pen stroke against. In the meantime, I'm working on a cartoon of my own; it's about a dude in a basement, wearing stained pajama bottoms and a T-shirt, working on a cartoon only his mom will think is funny (because he still lives with her), as he tries once again to find a publisher who will syndicate his tragically lame life's work. Whadda ya think, Xpress? Have I got a winner? — Jamie Cameron Black Mountain

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superior and females as inferior. It isn't cute and it isn't funny. — Sandy Tate The history of the Fine Arts is well known in town and the letter writer didn't find out until she went to a movie there? — NFB Excellent response [by the Fine Arts Theatre]. Thank you for being such an important and unique part of our community. I am especially grateful for your support of the LGBT community. — Chris W While I do not condone pornography in any way, the history of the theater building is the history of the theater building. There was a time that the films we all enjoyed at the QFest would not have been shown in anything but an adult theater and were themselves considered pornography. Just like families, buildings and businesses have histories and it is healthy to look at the history, acknowledge it and then show where things stand today. — Nancy Kehr, via Facebook While I respect the enumerated social community work the theater has done in this "current incarnation,” I felt the response also essentially ducked the concern of the original letter, which was quite clear. It is ludicrous to suggest that flashing a momentary image of pornographic film titles once shown at the theater is in any way a comment on the "evolution" that it has gone through. Without providing any context or references for the changes that have taken place, how could the average moviegoer, largely unschooled in the particulars of the theater’s history, be expected to see those titles and assume they were somehow a disavowed part of a larger whole? ... — Anya

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Pete Kaliner fell in love with radio without really knowing it. The local radio talk-show host grew up on Long Island listening to NPR but says he was more likely to know current events than the names of local DJs. The editor of his high-school newspaper, Kaliner launched an in-house radio station at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. After graduating, he spent a decade as a radio reporter and host at WBT in Charlotte. Most recently, Kaliner worked in front of the TV camera at News 14 Carolina before taking his place behind the mic at News Radio 570 WWNC in January 2012. He and former WWNC host Matt Mittan used to fill in on each other’s shows, and when Mittan left in the fall of 2011 to start his own broadcasting business, Clear Channel Asheville management recruited Kaliner to replace him. Xpress staffers regularly appear as guests on the program. But on Kaliner’s one-year anniversary at the station, we reversed roles on air, asking him about his first year on the job as well as his

Xpress live Xpress staffers appear weekly on the following radio shows: “the jeff messer show” (880 am the revolution; wednesdays 3:30 p.m.); “the pete kaliner show” (wwnC 570 am; wednesdays 4 p.m.); “take a stand with matt and agnes” (wZgm 1350 am; thursdays 4:30 p.m.); and “the wise guys” (espn 1310 am; thursdays 5:30 p.m.).

take on topics ranging from local media to politics. Here are excerpts from that conversation: Mountain Xpress: You’ve said this job is more fun than being a reporter. How so? Pete Kaliner: Because I get to offer opinions and perspective that, as a reporter, you don’t get to do. ... And I get to do topics that I want to do rather than get assigned stories like the county’s largest watermelon, that every young cub has to go cover. I hate those stories. As a reporter, I would go out, I would meet people and I would interview them and stuff, but I very rarely interacted with the audience of the talkradio stations. As a host, it’s three hours a day of interacting with the audience without a net. Anything can happen, and that’s exciting and it’s scary, but it’s fun. And you get to meet all these interesting people with crazy stories and perspectives that you would have never even considered. What have been some of the highlights of your first year here? Every day is fun for me, because I get to go to work. I don’t say I have to go to work; I say I get to go to work. I work all the time, basically, because I love doing it. A lot of people in media don’t understand what it takes to do this job: two hours of show prep for every hour you’re on the air. Everything is show prep: current events, anything I’m reading, just talking to someone at a water cooler and they say something and you think, “Hey, that would make a good topic.” To me, what’s fun is

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finding the topics, finding the questions that will get people talking. How would you describe the media landscape here compared with where you worked in the past? I think part of the problem with the media scene in Asheville is the same problem a lot of markets this size experience and, to some extent, Charlotte was experiencing a decade ago. A lot of the good reporters would move through. You had to really want to stay, you loved the place so much. They think success is determined by market size: “I’m not a success if I’m not in the top five or top 10 markets” or whatever it may be.

I’ve never viewed success like that. I was happy in Rock Hill; I just couldn’t make any money. But eventually, either the city has enough to keep people there or it just continues to be this sort of pass-through. You get recognized, you get awards and then other people come calling. Do you leave? Do you go to a bigger market to make more money, to get more exposure, to do more good? Those are very personal questions, but I think that’s the pressure of a small market. What about the local political scene? Brutally honest, I think CharlotteMecklenburg was better at good government. Maybe part of that was that they

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Part of coming here and learning the local news and politics is you have to learn the history. There’s some nasty political fights that occur here that never occurred in Charlotte. Any thoughts on why? Could it be because you’ve got a really progressive city and you’ve also got really conservative areas right outside the city? I think that’s part of it. You also have a lot of transplants that come here and try to tell people how to do stuff. And I think there’s a lot of resistance: ‘We don’t care how you did it where you came from.’ There’s a pretty big libertarian streak that I think runs through all the political parties: They just want to be left alone. Democrats tend to want to be left alone for some of the social things, and conservatives want to be left alone on the fiscal stuff. So that sort of “leave me alone” streak is prevalent, I think, in all the folks out here. Are there any changes to your show that you’re excited about for this coming year? We just revamped the opening, with the little sound bites and the funny clips. Last year it was a very heavy political show, because it had to be, and now it’s going to be a little bit different. We’re going to talk more local politics, because you’ve got a local election coming up. But you’ve also got things that, now that I’m here, I’m more aware of. Some of the funnier topics we’ve done have been about stuff that’s not political at all. What kind of advice would you give someone who’s interested in getting into the radio business? Don’t. For starters, the more people who are in radio, the less job security I have. But from a career

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standpoint, radio is becoming more and more automated; it’s becoming more homogenized, particularly on the music stations. I think some of that is pressure being brought by new platforms, digital and stuff. You’ve got to really love radio to stay with it. It’s a calling; it really is. X Caitlin Byrd can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 140, or at Jake Frankel can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 115, or at

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By JaKe FranKel The politically divided, seven-member Buncombe County Board of Commissioners met for the first time Feb. 5 — and proceeded to make a series of unanimous votes that set the stage for how they’ll conduct business this year. First off, the board’s four Democrats and three Republicans unanimously appointed Democrat Holly Jones to serve as vice chair. Both Jones and Republican Joe Belcher had been lobbying their colleagues for the largely ceremonial post, but on Feb. 5, no one nominated Belcher. He’d argued that appointing him would help establish a bipartisan spirit. Jones, the only board member other than Chair david Gantt who’d previously served as a commissioner, has said her experience made her the best candidate. The board also implemented various procedural changes that could loom large in how the commissioners conduct their business in the coming months.

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second in command: The board’s four Democrats and three Republicans unanimously appointed Democrat Holly Jones to serve as vice chair. Photo by Max Cooper board's meetings. In another unanimous vote, however, the board empowered Gantt to place items on the agenda without Greene's consent. Other commissioners can now also do so, but they’d need the support of two additional board members. The board also unanimously approved moving the public-comment period from the end of meetings to the beginning. Before the vote, Gantt asked for a show of hands from the audience. Most favored holding public-comment sessions at both the beginning and end of meetings. No one showed support for having them only at the beginning. Belcher, however, said: "I thought it would be good for the public to speak prior to the things we discuss, so they would have input. This gives

them the option to go ahead and leave if they don't want to sit here" for the rest of the meeting. Gantt, meanwhile, said, "I see both sides, and both sides are valid." But Candler resident Jerry Rice, a frequent speaker during public comment, gave the commissioners an earful for not allowing comment at both ends of the meetings. "The voters put you in here, and they need a voice," he declared. "The county is trying to shut us up and shut us down."

summey granted zonIng postponement A zoning issue yielded the meeting’s only disagreement, as commissioners voted 6-1 to delay zoning roughly 16 acres adjacent to the Asheville Regional Airport until Oct. 1. The land was previously under city zoning, but when the N.C. General Assembly established a new airport authority last year, state lawmakers transferred zoning jurisdiction for those parcels to Buncombe County. Since then, airport officials have worried that the unzoned land could be inappropriately developed, Michael Reisman, the facility’s deputy director, told the board. One of those parcels, however, belongs to influential local developer Mike summey, who urged the commissioners not to zone his 3.5 acre property. Summey, who co-founded the Council of Independent Business Owners, said he's had tentative plans since 2007 to build an office high-rise there, but they’ve been stalled due to the sluggish economy. The proposed zoning, said Summey, could hinder the project. The commissioners hailed the development plans but were divided about the fairness of honoring Summey’s request. "We have countywide zoning, and it applies to every other property," noted Commissioner Brownie Newman. But he added that he didn't want to unduly burden the project, saying, "I've definitely got mixed feelings about it tonight." County Planning & Development Director Jon Creighton reminded the commissioners that his department had unanimously recommended “employment district” zoning for those parcels. Without zoning, he warned, Summey could sell the land for incompatible development, such as a smokestack operation. Commissioner Mike Fryar, a longtime zoning opponent, said, "When this total county wasn't zoned, not that long ago, it wasn't a problem."

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After a lengthy discussion, the commissioners opted to postpone zoning all the parcels in question. “It's OK to take our time to make sure we get it right,” noted Newman. Commissioner ellen Frost cast the lone vote opposing the delay, questioning the fairness of acting on Summey's request when other developers have had to conform to zoning rules for several years. "If everything else in Buncombe County is zoned, I think it's pretty tough to make an exception because somebody had a plan," she observed. This was Frost's first meeting as a commissioner; disputes over the election results delayed her swearing in.

other BusIness The commissioners also unanimously appointed one another to serve on various boards and committees. Frost will serve on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Land-of-Sky Regional Council, and the boards of Smart Start and Crime Stoppers. Commissioner david King will serve on the Economic Development Coalition and the Health and Human Services board. Jones and Newman will serve on the Land-of-Sky Regional Council’s Transportation Advisory Committee. And Belcher will serve on the Tourism Development Authority. Positions on the Riverfront Redevelopment Commission and the Business Improvement District board remain open. X Jake Frankel can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 115, or at


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When lew Kraus helped build Habitat for Humanity's first house in the Asheville area three decades ago, it took his team of volunteers 18 months. These days, “We can do 24 new houses in 18 months,” says Kraus, the local chapter's longtime executive director. “That's how much we've learned, how much things have changed.” The longest-serving Habitat chapter director in the country, he’s headed up the local organization since 1998. Since its founding, the Asheville group has created homes for 242 families and helped more than 1,000 people. Last year alone, more than 2,000 area residents volunteered, helping build new houses and repair old ones. The chapter marked its 30th anniversary with a Feb. 11 ceremony at its Meadow Road offices. Throughout 2013, the group will highlight some of the families it’s helped; a larger event is planned for the fall. In the early years, trying to house needy local families proved slow going, due to budgetary constraints and a lack of community awareness. But in 1990 the ReStore opened, helping give the nonprofit a higher profile and more secure revenue. In 2003 the store, which sells donated furniture, construction materials and other items, moved to its current Meadow Road location. That enabled the nonprofit to double its home production; today, the ReStore has the third-highest sales among the 750 such businesses Habitat runs nationwide, the nonprofit reports. Even more central to the local chapter’s growth, however, is local support, Kraus maintains. “This community has really gotten behind us,” he reports. “They've volunteered, they've donated to us, they've donated land. We're only as good as our community.” Recipients of Habitat homes typically work on other people’s houses before getting their own, providing “sweat equity” in addition to their monthly loan payments. But it’s not just about roof trusses and floor joists, notes Kraus: He’s seen lives change because of the secure housing Habitat provided. “They say, 'My child is the first in our family's history to go to college,'” he reveals. “Grades improve, health improves. The human side of this can't be overemphasized.” Unfortunately, adds Kraus, “We're in a growth industry.” The economic downturn hit a lot of local families hard, leaving many wondering how to keep a roof over their heads. Long term, however, “I'd like to see us out of business,” he says with a chuckle. “Because that would mean we've provided housing for everyone in this community. X Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore (31 Meadow Road) is open Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, visit David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or at

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calendar categories community events & workshops / social & shared-interest groups / government & politics / seniors & retirees / animals / technology / business & careers / volunteering / health programs / support groups / helplines / sports groups & activities / kids / spirituality / arts / spoken & written word / festivals & gatherings / music / theater / comedy / film / dance / auditions & call to artists Calendar for february 13 - 21, 2013 unless otherwise stated, events take plaCe in asheville, and phone numbers are in the 828 area Code. day-by-day Calendar is online Want to find out everything that's happening today -- or tomorrow, or any day of the week? Go to weekday abbreviations: SU = Sunday, MO = Monday, TU = Tuesday, WE = Wednesday, TH = Thursday, FR = Friday, SA = Saturday

anImals beginning bird watChing • WE (2/13), 9:15am-12:15pm - Simon Thompson will lead a beginning bird watching work-

shop at the N.C. Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. $37/$27 members. Info: www. or 665-2492.

public to take adoptable dogs on local hikes. Meets at BWAR, 31 Glendale Ave. Free. Info: www. or 505-3440.

Community partnership for pets • 1st & 3rd SATURDAYS, noon3pm - Community Partnership for Pets will offer spay/neuter vouchers at the K-Mart entrance of the Blue Ridge Mall, 4 Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville. Info: 693-5172 or

sarge’s animal resCue foundation pet photo Contest • Through MO (3/25) - Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation will host a pet photo contest. Entry forms available at The Dog House, Mountain Dreams Reality, Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery and Sarge's Adoption Center. Electronic submissions will not be accepted and photos cannot be returned. Info: or 246-9050.

free spay vouChers • The Humane Alliance offers free spay services for female felines. Pick up a Dudley Fund voucher at Humane Alliance, Pet Harmony, BWAR, Friends 2 Ferals or Asheville Humane Society. Info and appointment: or 252-2079. outward hounds • WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-1pm - Brother Wolf Animal Rescue invites the

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the great baCkyard bird Count • FR (2/15), 9am - The Great Backyard Bird Count will document bird diversity at Lake James State Park, 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo. Meets at the Paddy's Creek Area office breezeway. Be prepared to hike. Free. Info: 584-7728. • SA (2/16) & SU (2/17) 10am - An easy bird walk will depart from Lake James State Park's Paddy's Creek Area bridge parking lot. Free.

can’t FInd your group’s lIstIng? Due to the abundance of great things to do in our area, we only have the space in print to focus on timely events. Our print calendar now covers an eight-day range. For a complete directory of all Community Calendar groups and upcoming events, please visit www.mountainx. com/events. In order to qualify for a free listing, an event must cost no more than $40 to attend and be sponsored by and/or benefit a nonprofit. If an event benefits a business, it’s a paid listing. If you wish to submit an event for Clubland (our free live music listings), please e-mail

Free lIstIngs To submit a free listing: online submission form (best): submission e-mail (second best): Fax (next best): (828) 251-1311, Attn: Free Calendar mail: Free Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 In person: Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), second floor, downtown Asheville. Please limit your submission to 40 words or less. Questions? Call (828) 251-1333, ext. 365.

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art ameriCan folk art and framing Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. or 281-2134. • Through MO (2/25) - Annual Miniatures Show. annamaria bernardini • Through TH (2/28) - Acrylics by Annamaria Bernardini will be on display at West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. Info: http:// or 250-4750. art at brevard College Exhibits are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.brevard. edu/art or 884-8188. • Through FR (2/22) - The Mestizo Spirit will be on display in the Spiers Gallery. Mon.-Fri., 8am-3pm. • FR (2/22), 5:30pm - Closing reception. art at mars hill College Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. Info:

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riddle me this: RiddleFest, a celebration of mountain life in story and song, returns to Burnsville with a keynote presentation by Michael Reno Harrell and an evening of traditional music on Saturday, Feb. 16. (pg. 22)

• Through TH (2/28) - Silent Symphony: Land, Body, Water, works by Vadim Bora. art at unCa Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: • Through SA (2/23) - Paintings, drawings and prints by Skip Rohde will be on display in the Highsmith Gallery. • Through MO (3/4) - Paintings by Clarence Morgan will be on display in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. arts CounCil of henderson County • Through FR (2/22) - The Arts Council of Henderson County presents The Art of Our Children, works by local students and their mentors. On display at First Citizens Bank, 539 N. Main St., Hendersonville. 9am-5pm. Info: 693-8504. artspaCe Charter sChool • Through SA (2/23) - Art From the Heart: An Exhibition of Kindness will feature works by ArtSpace Charter School students on the theme of anti-bullying. On display at The Updraft Gallery, 84 Walnut St. Info: www. or • FR (2/15), 4-6pm - Opening reception. asheville area arts CounCil: the artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: or 258-0710. • Through SA (3/2) - My Name Is a Verb, painting and mural installation by Joshua Spiceland. • WE (2/13), 7:30-10pm - "Share the Love: Membership and Friend-Raiser Party" will celebrate AAAC members and launch the upcoming membership drive. • FRIDAYS through (2/22), 9-11am - Artist business brainstorming sessions will feature one-on-one opportunities for artist entrepreneurs. Free or by donation. Call to confirm dates. asheville art museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am5pm 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 2533227. • Through SU (6/9) - The Philadelphia Story: Contemporary Figurative Work Drawn from the Academy will be on display in the North Wing. • Through SU (3/31) - Survivors and Liberators: Portraits by Wilma Bulkin Siegel will be on display in the East Wing. • Through SU (3/17) - Robert Morris: Mind/Body/Earth will be on display in the North Wing. or

• Through SU (4/14) - In the Camps: Photographs by Erich Hartmann will be on display in the East Wing. • Through SU (5/26) - Aaron Siskind: Abstract Expressionist Photographer will be on display in the North Wing.

madison County arts CounCil exhibits Located at 90 S. Main St. in Marshall. Info: 649-1301. • Through FR (2/22) - "Madison County Stories" will feature works by documentary photographer Rob Amberg, Madison County youth and Duke University students.

asheville gallery of art 16 College St. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: or 251-5796. • Through TH (2/28) - Women of Myth, works by Elinor Bowman.

n.C. arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: or 665-2492. • Through SU (4/7) - Seeds Up Close, works by Nancy Cook. • Through SU (5/19) - A Painter’s Journey, works by Ann Vasilik.

bella vista art gallery 14 Lodge St. Winter hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: or 768-0246. • Through MO (4/1) - New works by Karen Margulis and Monika Steiner.

photography at west end bakery • Through SU (3/3) - An photography exhibit of landscapes, urban environments, barns and birds will be on display at West End Bakery, 757 Haywood Road. Mon.-Fri., 7:30am-6pm; Sat. & Sun., 8am-3pm. Info:

blaCk mountain Center for the arts Old City Hall, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: www. or 6690930. • Through SU (2/24) - Chasing the Image, curated by James Thompson, will be on display in the Upper Gallery. blaCk mountain College museum + arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484. • Through SA (6/1) - No Ideas but in Things, works by Black Mountain College alumnus John Urbain.

take the plunge: More than 125 brave souls will don costumes and jump into the Asheville Racquet Club’s icy outdoor pool to raise funds for Meals on Wheels on Saturday, Feb. 16. (pg. 18) Photo by Max Cooper

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• Through TH (2/28) - Wintertide 2013, a rotating exhibition of Haen Gallery artists.

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blue spiral 1 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, and Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 251-0202. • Through SA (3/2) - Blues Haiku, linoleum-cut prints by Phil Garrett, and Americana — The Color of Appalachia, oil paintings by Billy Edd Wheeler. • Through SA (3/2) - New x Three, works by Eleanor Annand (mixed media), Amy Gross (fiber sculpture), Charles Keiger (painting), Brad Sells (wood) and Tom Shields (sculpture).

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Center for Craft, Creativity and design Located at the Kellogg Conference Center, 11 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. Mon.Fri., noon-5pm. Info: or 890-2050. • Through FR (3/1) - Topography, textiles by Ismini Samanidou.

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folk art Center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am6pm. Info: or 298-7928.

Center for Ceramic Arts exhibition. friendly Competition • Through TH (2/28) - Sisters Francine Menor and Barbara Sammons will exhibit hand-painted folk art and digital photogra-

Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: www.handmadeinamerica. org or 252-0121. • Through FR (2/22) - Flux: A Craft Exchange, an exhibit exchange with Flux Studios of Mount Rainier, Md.

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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: or 452-0593. • Through SA (3/9) - Fluid Expressions, works by Dominick DePaolo.

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Located at 111 Grovewood Road. Jan.-March: Mon.-Sat., 10am5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: www. or 253-7651.

haen gallery 52 Biltmore Ave. Wed.-Fri., 10am6pm; Mon., Tues. & Sat., 11am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. or 254-8577.

• Through TH (2/28) - Mono and transfer prints by Kristalyn Bunyan will be on display at True Blue Art Supply, 30 Haywood St. Mon.-Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.kristal-

swannanoa valley fine arts league Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. Thurs.-Sat., 11am-3pm. Info: or • Through TU (2/26) Epiphanies, Experimentation and Collaboration. transylvania Community arts CounCil Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • Through FR (3/1) - Material World, a group fiber arts show.

audItIons & call to artIsts appalaChian pastel soCiety • Through MO (3/18) - The Appalachian Pastel Society will accept entries for its On Common Ground: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the Sea exhibition through march 18. Info: www. blue ridge national heritage • Through MO (2/25) - The Haywood County Arts Council will accept pottery and clay submissions from Blue Ridge National Heritage area artists through feb. 25. Info: or 452-0593. desert moon designs studios and gallery • Through FR (2/15) - Desert Moon Designs Studios and Gallery, 372 Depot St., seeks submissions from established or emerging WNC artists and fine

crafters through feb. 15. Info: www.desertmoondesigns-studios. com/call-to-artists. handmade in ameriCa • Through FR (2/15) - HandMade in America will accept submissions for its Breaking Ground: Innovative Craft exhibit through feb. 15. Info: montford park players logo • Through FR (3/1) - The Montford Park Players will accept submissions for its new logo design through march 1. Info: ms. wheelChair n.C. • Through FR (3/1) - The Ms. Wheelchair N.C. pageant will accept applications from women who utilize wheelchairs for daily mobility through march 1. Info: tC arts CounCil Applications available at tcarts@ or 884-2787. • Through WE (3/6) - TC Arts Council will accept applications for The Great Outdoors exhibit through march 6. the grapes of wrath • TU (2/19) & WE (2/20), 6-8pm - Auditions for The Grapes of Wrath will be held at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. Info: www.ashevilletheatre. org. tryon fine arts Center sCulpture exhibit • Through MO (4/1) - Tryon Fine Arts Center will accept submissions for its sculpture exhibit and sale through april 1. Info: www. or 859-8322.

BeneFIts asheville middle sChool rummage sale • SA (2/16), 6:30am-12:30pm - A rummage sale, to benefit asheville middle school's 8th grade trip to the Outer Banks, will be held at 197 S. French Broad Ave. Prices vary. Info: 3506200. ConCert and danCe party • FR (2/15), 7-10pm - Sara Beth Geoghegan and Jessica Campbell will host a concert and dance party, to benefit hope house n.C., at 34 S. Lexington Ave. $15/$30 families. Info: www. or danCing with our stars • SA (2/16), 7pm - Dancing with Our Stars, to benefit brevard little theatre, will feature a dance competition and entertainment. Held at 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard. $10. Info: www. • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 17 or 8842587. hike-n-soak • SUNDAYS, 9am - Shoji Spa, 96 Avondale Heights Road, will offer a guided hike on the Mountainsto-Sea Trail, followed by hot tubs, sauna and a cold plunge. 50 percent of proceeds benefit southern appalachian highland Conservancy. $40. Info and registration: or 299-0999.

consciousparty sweet sounds for Valentine's day What: Hearts for SART, to benefit Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre.

polar bear plunge • SA (2/16), 11am-2pm - The Polar Bear Plunge, to benefit meals on wheels, will feature costumes and outdoor swimming. Held at The Asheville Racquet Club, 200 Racquet Club Road. Fundraising goals vary/free to attend/$5 chili lunch. Info: www.

Where: Celine & Co. On Broadway, 49 Broadway St. When: Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. $65 per person; $120 per couple. Reservations required: or 251-5513. If you'd rather not spend Valentine's Day fighting restaurant crowds or hiding from the madness at home, take the middle road and share it with some of the most romantic theater-lovers around. Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre cordially invites you to bring your partner, friend or anyone who likes dinner and a concert to the Hearts for SART benefit.

song o' sky Chorus • TH (2/21), 7-9pm - song o' sky Chorus will perform at Blue Mountain Pizza, 55 N. Main St., Weaverville, as part of the Third Thursday fundraiser series. Ten percent of the days proceeds benefit the chorus. Info: www. or the produCt of the '80s party • TH (2/21), 8pm - "The Product of the '80s Party," to benefit asheville affiliates, will feature a fashion show and dance party. Held at Arcade Asheville, 130 College St. $5. Info: wolfe memorial fundraiser • WE (2/20), 5-8pm - A fundraiser to benefit the thomas wolfe memorial will include live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and a cash-bar. Held at The Writer’s Bistro inside the Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. $20. Info: 253-8304. work of heart • Through FR (2/22) - Work of heART, an art show to benefit open hearts art Center's work with adults with developmental, mental, physical and emotional disabilities, will be held at Satellite Gallery, 55 Broadway St. Info: or

BusIness & technology internet for beginners, part ii • TU (2/19), 2-4:30pm - An Internet class for beginners will focus on search engines. Participation in Internet for Beginners, Part I required. Held at Pack Memorial Library, 67

The fundraiser will feature one of WNC's newest residents, B.J. Leiderman. Perhaps you've heard his name at the end of public radio shows like Morning Edition or Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me. He's the masterful musician behind the catchy theme songs familiar to public radio listeners for years. Leiderman will bring his blend of pop and rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s to Celine and Company for an evening of dinner and music, with a cash bar and silent auction. Valentine's Day also happens to be his birthday, so this is your chance to wish him a good year while giving SART some love.

Haywood St. Free. Info and registration: 250-4754. soCial networking and tweetup • WE (2/20), 6-7:30pm - PostNet of South Asheville will host a social networking event and TweetUp at Frankie Bones Restaurant and Lounge, 2 Gerber Village. Free. Info: tax assistanCe • Through MO (4/15) - Local libraries will offer tax assistance. Bring Social Security card, tax return, W-2 forms, etc. Info: 2778288. • MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 10am-4pm; SATURDAYS, 10am2pm. Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. • TUESDAYS, 9am-4pm - West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. • TUESDAYS, 10am-4pm Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St.

classes, meetIngs & eVents maC basiCs Classes at Charlotte street Computers (pd.) Mac Basics Classes at Charlotte Street Computers

Mac Basics Computer Classes are being held at Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte Street. Class time is 9:30 - 10:30am. Mondays in February - Mac OS X Basics, February 12th - Safari, February 19th - iCloud, February 26th - iMovie. iPad Basics will be held each Wednesday in February from 10:45am - 12:15pm. Registration is just $9.99 at www. classes. new to asheville? (pd.) A great opportunity for women new to the area to make lasting friends, explore the surroundings and enrich their lives. Contact us! drawing/painting lessons $10/hr. (pd.) JDAA is offering art lessons Tuesday-Saturday. All levels welcome. Visit for details or email James at jwcd1@ 150th anniversary of the Civil war • ONGOING, 10am-5pm Henderson County Heritage Museum will observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with never-before-seen artifacts including military weaponry and uniforms at 1 Historic Courthouse

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Square, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 694-1619.

633 Merrimon Ave. Info: www.

asheville anime Club

asu turChin Center workshops Info and registration: www.tcva. org/workshops. • 3rd SUNDAYS, 2-5pm - A class on drawing and painting the human figure will be held in Turchin Center Classroom 3200. Bring supplies; easels and boards provided. $10/$5 ASU students.

• SATURDAYS, 3pm - The Asheville Anime Club features "geeky films and fun" at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St. Free. Info: www.firestormcafe. com or 255-8115. asheville Chess Club • WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-10:30pm The Asheville Chess Club meets at North Asheville Community Center, 37 E. Larchmont Drive. Children's club meets from 5:156:30pm. $5 per session. Info: or 299-3715. asheville radiCal mental health ColleCtive • TUESDAYS, 4:30pm - This "radical mental health community for those who experience self/world in ways that are often diagnosed as psychiatric disorders" meets for social time and discussion at the Vendor's Lounge in The Downtown Market, 45 S. French Broad Ave. Info: asheville sCrabble Club • SUNDAYS, 2-6pm - The Asheville Scrabble Club meets at Atlanta Bread Company North,

blue ridge toastmasters • MONDAYS, 12:15-1:25pm - Blue Ridge Toastmasters offers "Speak Up Asheville" to develop speaking and leadership skills through Feb. 25. Weekly meetings held at Asheville Chamber of Commerce/ Lenoir Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave., Room 317. Info: speechcraft. brevard College blaCk history month • Through TH (2/28) - Brevard College will host “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality,” a Black History Month exhibit, in J.A. Jones Library. Free. Info: or 884-8248. building bridges • MONDAYS through (3/25), 7-9pm - Building Bridges seminar will focus on the "dynamics of racism and an exploration

of how race has impacted our relationships, communities and institutions." Held at MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Road. $30. Info and registration: www. or 777-4585. Children first/Cis mind the gap tour • TH (2/21), 3:30pm - The Children First/CIS Mind the Gap Tour will call attention to issues in our community that hinder the success of children and families in poverty. Donations not requested. Info and registration: or 259-9717. ethiCal soCiety of asheville • SU (2/17), 2-3:30pm - A meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville will discuss “Love Is a Verb and a Synonym for Ethical Action." Held at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road. Free. Info: or 687-7759. fiber evenings • TUESDAYS, 4pm - Echoview Fiber Mill, 76 Jupiter Road, Weaverville, invites the public to bring knitting, spinning, weaving or other fiber projects for an evening of socializing and creativity.

Free. Info: www.echoviewfarm. com. friends of hiCkory nut gorge • WE (2/20), 6pm - A public meeting of Friends of Hickory Nut Gorge will be held at Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure. $20 membership. Info: frugal artist meetup • 3rd TUESDAYS, 6-8pm - The Frugal Artist Meetup will present art films at Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League's Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 W. State St., Black Mountain. No need to bring supplies. $5/$1 members. Info: or mah Jong • WEDNESDAYS, 1pm - Mah Jong will be played at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Road. Info: 743-0215. one billion rising • TH (2/14), 7-10pm - One Billion Rising, a celebration of the 15th anniversary of V-Day, will be held at the YWCA, 185 S. French Broad Ave. Free. Info: www. or 254-7206. sisters in stitChes • 3rd SATURDAYS, 1pm - Sisters in Stitches sewing group meets at The Drygoods Shop, 474 Haywood Road. Free. Info: www. wCu open house • SA (2/16), 8:30am - WCU's open house will feature tours, academic sessions and an information fair, along with lunch. Info: or 227-7317. wnC physiCians for soCial responsibility • FR (2/15), 12:30-2pm - A meeting of WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility will be held at a private home. Directions: www. youth outright • SU (2/17), 4-6pm - Youth OUTright will present a program for LGBTQ youth at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. Meeting will include a film screening. Movie TBA. Free. Info: www.

comedy Carlos valenCia • WE (2/13), 9pm - Disclaimer Comedy presents comedian Carlos Valencia at Dirty South Lounge, 70 W. Walnut St. Free. Info: www.DisclaimerComedy. com. sean o'Connor • TU (2/19), 9pm - Disclaimer Comedy presents comedian Sean O'Connor at Lexington Avenue

Brewery, 39 N. Lexington Ave. $7. Info: www.DisclaimerComedy. com.

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.) Monday 6-7pm Hip Hop Fusion Bellydance • 7:30-9pm Bellydance. Tuesday 9-10am Hip Hop Booty Shakin Workout • 4-5pm Kids' Bellydance • 6-7pm Bellydance 1 • 7-8pm Bellydance 2 • 7-8pm West African Drumming • 8-9pm West African Dance. Wednesday 6-7pm All Levels Bellydance • 7:30-9 Bellydance 2. Thursday 9-10am Bellydance Workout • 4-5pm Kids' Hip Hop • 6-7pm Bollywood • 8-9pm Hip Hop. Friday 4-5pm Kids Zumba. Sunday 2-3pm BellyFit Workout • 3-4pm Get Fit with Faith Girl. $12 drop-ins. 90 1/2 N. Lexington Avenue. www. elevate sChool of life and art • Through FR (3/29) - Elevate School of Life and Art offers dance classes at 34 S. Lexington Ave. Dance apprenticeships for teens and adults available. $6 per class. 45 percent of proceeds go toward building a new community center. Info: or 318-8895. hendersonville ballroom danCe Club • 1st & 3rd FRIDAYS, 7:30-10pm - The Hendersonville Ballroom Dance Club will meet at the Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St., Hendersonville. $15 annual membership/$7 non-members/$5 members. Info: or 654-9708. performanCes at diana wortham theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: or 2574530. • TH (2/21) & FR (2/22), 8pm Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: La Pasión Flamenca, "a fierce and eclectic evening of Spanish dance and music." $35/$30 students$15 children. Info and tickets: 2574530 or sCottish Country danCe Class • FRIDAYS, 7:30pm - Featuring lively jigs, reels and strathspey social dances. "This is Scotland's ballroom dancing." Partner not required. Comfortable, informal dress. Open to ages 11 and above. Held at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. Free for

beginners. Info: dancing.trees. southern lights sdC Held at the Whitmire Activity Building, 301 Lily Pond Road, Hendersonville. Info and cost: 693-3825. • SA (2/16), 7pm - Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will host "Shake-It-Up Baby." Advanced dance at 6pm. the enChanted wanderers • TU (2/12), 7pm - "The Enchanted Wanderers," a tribute to dancers Dame Sonia Arova and Oleg Briansky, will feature members of the Asheville Ballet at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square. Free. Info: 2516610. • Through TU (2/26) - The Enchanted Wanderers will feature photographs of Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and George Balanchine in UNCA's Blowers Gallery. Theatrical sketches and costumes will be on display Feb. 19-26 in the Blowers Gallery. Open daily. Free. Info: 251-6336.

eco appalaChian trail hall of fame • Through TH (2/28) Nominations for the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will be accepted through feb. 28. Info: http:// riverlink events Info: or 2528474. • TH (2/21), 11:45am - A RiverLink bus tour of the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers will meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. $15/free for members. Info and reservations: 252-8474. take us to the heart • SA (2/16) & SU (2/17), 10am10pm - Earthaven Ecovillage will host a fundraising weekend featuring tours, yoga, T'ai Chi, ceremony and ritual, compassionate communication, dances of universal peace and more. Donations requested. Info: www. wild south Conservation award • Through WE (2/13) - Wild South will accept applications from environmental educators, youth and journalists for its Roosevelt-Ashe award through feb. 13. Info: winterproofing workshop • WE (2/13), 6:30pm - ECO will host a Sustainable Living Workshop on winterproofing the home at the Girl Scout Hut, 64 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Registration required. $15. Info: or 692-0385.

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FestIVals my JaZZy valentine dinner • SA (2/16), 6-9pm - My Jazzy Valentine Dinner will feature Voices in the Laurel Children's Choir and a festive dinner. Held at First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main St., Waynesville. $25. Info: or 734-9163. puppygram • Through WE (2/13) - Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will offer puppygrams, featuring a visit from a dog, flower, card and balloon. $45 benefits BWAR. Info and registration: events. singles soiree • TH (2/14), 7pm - Hotel Indigo, 151 Haywood St., will host a Valentine's Day singles soiree featuring flamenco guitar music. Full bar and menu available. Info: or 239-0239. sonnet telegrams • The Montford Park Players will offer Valentine's Day sonnet telegrams and rose delivery within Asheville city limits. Proceeds benefit the renovation of Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. $15. Info and registration: valentine's danCe • FR (2/15), 7-11pm - A Valentine's Day dance will be held at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. $10. Info: 6920575. valentine's day dinner ConCert • TH (2/14), 6:30pm - A Valentine's Day dinner concert will feature music by Wendy Jones and Michael Jefry Stevens. Held at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. $30/$17 show only. Info: www. or 669-0816. valentine’s day danCe • FR (2/15), 6:30-9pm - The evening will include a dessert and coffee bar along with live music by Ric Luther, Greg Conley and more. Held at the Marion Depot, 58 Depot St. $7.50. Info and tickets: 652-2215. valentine's day: marC yaxley trio • SA (2/16), 7pm - The Marc Yaxley Trio (jazz) will perform a Valentine's Day concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2021 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville. $15 suggested donation. Info: valentine's sale: treat your sweetie • Through WE (2/13) - Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts will host a Valentine's sale at 236

FIlm eating alabama • TU (2/19), 7:30pm - Eating Alabama, a documentary about a young couple’s search for a simpler life, will be screened in WCU's A.K. Hinds University Center. Free. Info: or 227-3622. ghosts of the south • WE (2/13), 7pm - Ghosts of the South, a film featuring dance performances by two Asheville women, will celebrate Black History Month in UNCA's Highsmith University Union Intercultural Center, Room 114. Free. Info: it’s a girl • TH (2/14), 7pm - WCU will screen It’s a Girl, a film about international gendercide, in A.K. Hinds University Center. Free. Info: or 2272617. loCal film kiCkstarter party • TH (2/14), 7pm - Local independent filmmaker David Braxton will announce his debut feature, My Name Is Baby Steaks, during a Valentine's Day Kickstarter party at Wild Wing Cafe, 161 Biltmore Ave. A screening of the local indie film Golden Blade 3 will follow Braxton's presentation. Free. Info: short films about love and heartbreak • TH (2/14), 8pm - "Be our Valentine" will feature short films about love and heartbreak, hosted by Mechanical Eye Microcinema at BeBe Theater, 20 Commerce St. $5. Info: www. switCh • WE (2/20), 6:30pm - A screening of Switch, a "documentary that moves past the politics to deliver the straight answers on energy," will be held in UNCA's Rhodes-Robinson Hall, Room 125. Free. Info: the interrupters • TH (2/21), 7pm - A screening of The Interrupters and a Q&A with co-producer Alex Kotlowitz will be held in UNCA's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. Free. Info: the real dirt on farmer John • WE (2/20), 6-8pm - Transition Hendersonville will screen The Real Dirt on Farmer John at Black Bear Cafe, 318 Main St., Hendersonville. Free. Info: www.

Food & Beer asheville beer City • 3rd TUESDAYS, 5:30pm Asheville Beer City will host a beer meet-up at Green Man Brewing, 23 Buxton Ave. Regular bar prices apply. Info: www. friends of ag breakfast • TU (2/19), 7am - The Buncombe County Friends of Ag Breakfast will feature a country breakfast made from local products at WNC Agricultural Center's Virginia Boone Building, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. Free. Info and registration: maria. of 250-4794. singles wine tasting • SU (2/17), 1-4pm - Asheville Profession Singles will host a wine tasting for singes ages 25-45 at St. Paul Mountain Winery, 588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville. Free. Info and registration: Asheville-Professional-Singles. wine tasting: artisan gourmet market • THURSDAYS, 5-7pm - Wine tastings and appetizers will be offered at The Artisan Gourmet Market, 2 E. Market St., Black Mountain. Free. Info: www. or 357-5500. wine tasting: merry wine market • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - Wine tastings will be offered by the Merry Wine Market, 108 W. State St., Black Mountain. Free. Info: or 669-9050.

gardenIng bb barnes gardening Classes 36 Rosscraggon Road. Classes and events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: • SA (2/16), 11am - "Orchids: Thriving in the Perfect Environment" will focus on repotting techniques. botaniCal gardens at asheville 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Registration required for most classes. Info: or 252-5190. • SU (2/17), 2-4pm - "Dyeing with Native Materials" will focus on using native plants to make dyes. $15/$10 members. bullington gardens 33 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville. or 698-6104. • TH (2/21), 3-4:30pm - A class on the soil food web will focus on • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 19

beneficial bacteria and the ecology of healthy soil. $12.

• FRIDAYS through (2/22), 11am - Learning Spanish Creatively utilizes games, dramatic play, movement and songs. Ages 3-6. $10 per class/$8 members. Registration requested. • TU (2/19), 2-4pm - Children are invited to paint rocks. • WE (2/20), 11am - Book 'n Craft will focus on Chyrsanthemum by Kevin Henkes. • TH (2/21) - Children are invited to make a "critter craft" related to dogs and hearts.

bunCombe County extension master gardeners Programs are held at 94 Coxe Ave. unless otherwise noted. Info: 255-5522. • WE (2/20), 10am - A class on pruning in the mountains will discuss techniques for pruning trees, shrubs and vines. Free. herbs for Children • TH (2/21), 6pm - Learn about herbs commonly used for infants, toddlers and older children, along with creative methods of administration. The course will also cover homeopathy, flower essences and nutrition. Held on A-B Tech's Enka campus. $18.75. Info and registration: Course number: CSP-4470195BB. ikenobo ikebana soCiety The Blue Ridge Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana Society (Japanese Flower Arranging) meets monthly at St. John's in the Wilderness Parish House, Rt. 225 South and Rutledge Road, Flat Rock. Info: 696-4103. • TH (2/21), 10am - The Ikenobo Ikebana Society will host a meeting and demonstration focusing on Ikenobo Ikebana in the context of Japanese history and culture.

musiC workshop • SATURDAYS, 11am-noon Sonia Brooks hosts a music workshop for kids at Grateful Steps Bookstore, 159 S. Lexington Ave. Free; donations accepted. Info: or 277-0998. play and learn literaCy program • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, 9am - Play and Learn, an eightweek pre-literacy program for 3-5-year-olds, will be held at various locations in Buncombe County. Sponsored by Smart Start. Free. Info and registration: marna.holland@asheville.k12. or 350-2904.

my jazzy valentine: Voices in the Laurel children’s choir will throw a dinner party and Valentine’s Day-theme concert featuring local kids on Saturday, Feb. 16. (pg. 19)

master gardener hotline • TUESDAYS, 10am-1pm & FRIDAYS, 9am-noon - The Master Gardener Hotline will accept phone calls about local gardening questions. Info: 255-5522.

• TH (2/21), 6-8pm - Tom Ross will lead a program on the effects of weather and climate on WNC gardens. $30 includes a copy of Weather Whys: Facts, Myths and Oddities.

n.C. arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: or 665-2492. • SA (2/16), 1-4pm - Alison Arnold will present a beginner's pruning primer. $27/$22 members.

regional tailgate markets Markets are listed by day, time and name of market, followed by address. Three dashes indicate the next listing. For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: www. or 236-1282. • WEDNESDAYS, 11am-3pm asheville City market south, WCU campus, 28 Schenck Parkway, Biltmore Park Town Square. • SATURDAYS, 9am-noon haywood historic farmers market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. --- 10am-1pm asheville City market, Haywood Park Hotel atrium, 1 Battery Park Ave. --- 10am-1pm - Jackson County farmers market, 23 Central St., Sylva. --- 10am12:30pm - woodfin reynolds mountain neighborhood y winter tailgate, the LOFTS at Reynolds Village, Building 51. --- 2nd & 4th SATURDAYS, 10am-2pm - madison County indoor winter market, Madison County Cooperative Extension, 258 Carolina Lane, Marshall. --- 2nd SATURDAYS, 10am2pm - bakersville farmers

permaCulture potluCk • 3rd TUESDAYS, 5:30pm Transition Asheville hosts permaculture potlucks focused on "redesigning our lives, homes and communities to create a more resilient and sustainable human culture." Held at Community Action Opportunities, 25 Gaston St. Bring a dish to share. Info: small terrain 278 Haywood Road. Info: www. or 216-8102. • WE (2/13), 6-9pm - "Love Potions: Aphrodisiac Honeys, Elixirs and Herbal Edibles" will feature tasting and experimentation. $30 includes handmade aphrodisiac bliss balls. • SU (2/17), 5-7pm - Jim Smith will lead a workshop on starting seeds and sprouts. $20 includes one flat of starts or sprouts.

market, 11 N. Mitchell Ave. --- 3rd SATURDAYS, 2-6pm spruce pine farmers market, Mountainside Wine, 271 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine.

goVernment & polItIcs asheville obJeCtivists • 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 7pm Those interested in Ayn Rand and her philosophy of objectivism are invited to this inaugural meeting at Denny's, 1 Regent Park Blvd. Free. Please RSVP: avlobj@att. net. bunCombe green party meeting • 1st MONDAYS, 6pm - Meetings held in The Fortune Building, 727 Haywood Road. Free. Info: www. henderson County demoCrats • SA (2/16), 5-7:30pm - The Henderson County Democrats will host a loaded baked potato dinner and fundraiser at 905 Greenville Highway. $10. Info: 692-6424. redistriCting reform symposium • TH (2/14), 11:30am-1:30pm - A symposium on redistricting reform will be held in UNCA's Mountain View Room. Free. Info and registration: tomcoulson@aol. com or 674-3046.

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KIds arbuCkle sCholarship • Through MO (4/1) - The Community Foundation of Henderson County will accept applications for the Arbuckle Scholarship through april 1. Info: or 697-6224. asu turChin Center workshops Info and registration: www.tcva. org/workshops. • WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-4:30pm - Room 13 after-school arts program invites kids to choose drawing and construction projects. Free. • FRIDAYS, 3-4:30pm - Blazing Easels kids' workshop will be held in Turchin Center Room 3200. Free. • TUESDAYS, 3-4:30pm - A drawing club for kids will be offered in Turchin Center Room 3200. Ages 6-12. Free. Community foundation of henderson County sCholarships • Through FR (3/1) - The Community Foundation of Henderson County will accept college scholarship applications from Henderson County students

through march 1. Info: www. first robot Clubs • THURSDAYS, 7pm - Ashe-Bots is a FIRST Robotics Team and nonprofit STEM-based program for high school students ages 14-18. Group meets weekly at A-B Tech's Dogwood Building. Engineering and tech professionals are invited to mentor participants. Info: or • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 3-5pm - Buncombe County 4-H sponsors NXT FLL robot classes for serious beginners and experienced youth, ages 10-14, at 94 Coxe Ave. 4-H affiliation not required. Parental participation encouraged. Info: bearberry@ or 258-2038. golden leaf sCholarship • Through FR (3/1) - The Golden LEAF Foundation will accept scholarship applications from rural N.C. students applying to college through march 1. Info: hands on! This children's museum is located at 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Tues.-Sat., 10am5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 697-8333. • WE (2/13) & TH (2/14) Children are invited to make valentines throughout the day.

riverlink's voiCes of the river • Through WE (3/20) - RiverLink will accept submissions for its Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest from children grades K-12 in the French Broad River Watershed through march 20. Info: super sCienCe saturday • SATURDAYS, noon-2pm - Super Science Saturday features handson activities with museum facilitators at The Health Adventure, 800 Brevard Road #620. All ages. Free with museum admission/$6.50 children. Info: www. wnC agriCultural Center Located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher. Info: 687-1414. • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS through (2/23) - Wee Trade children's consignment sale will be held in the WNC Agricultural Center's event center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. Info: 687-1414. youth bridge • SATURDAYS, 10:30am - The Asheville Bridge Room hosts youth bridge for 6-8th graders at storefront C1 in the River Ridge Shopping Center, 800 Fairview Road. Free. Info: 658-9398 or youth sledding • MONDAYS through FRIDAYS until (3/1) - The Town of Beech Mountain offers free sledding for kids, featuring man-made and natural snow. Held adjacent to the Visitors Center, 403A Beech Mountain Parkway. Weekdays: 1-5pm; weekends and holidays:

9am-5pm. Free. Info: or (800) 468-5506.

musIc song o' sky show Chorus (pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm - Rehearsal at Covenant Community UMC 11 Rocket Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. Guests welcome. Contact: www.songosky. org Toll Free # 1-866-824-9547. a brief view of the hudson • MO (2/18), 7:30pm - A Brief View of the Hudson (Americana) will perform at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St. Free. Info: www. afriCan drumming Classes • TUESDAYS, 7pm - 33rd generation djembe player Adama Dembele, from Ivory Coast, West Africa, teaches African drumming to all skill levels at Studio Zahiya, 90 1/2 N. Lexington Ave. Ages 9 and above. Bring a drum. $12. Info: 537-0892. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Dembele teaches additional drum classes at Asheville Music School, 126 College St. Info: 252-6244. appalaChian Jam Class • THURSDAYS, 6pm - An Appalachian jamming class will focus on playing traditional music as a group. All instruments welcome. Held at First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville, 30 Alabama Ave. $10. Info: michael. or (503) 8080362. asheville musiC ColleCtors show • SA (2/16), 10am-4pm - The Asheville Music Collectors Show will feature music dealers from the Southeast offering vintage LPs, 45s and CDs. Held at Sheraton Four Points, 22 Woodfin St. $2. Info: blue ridge orChestra Info: www.blueridgeorchestra. org. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Open rehearsals for the Blue Ridge Orchestra will be held most Wednesdays in the Manheimer Room of UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Call for confirmation. Info: or 251-6140. brevard College symphoniC winds • WE (2/13), 7:30pm - The Brevard College Symphonic Winds will perform in the college's Scott Concert Hall. Free. Info: brevard College wind ensemble • WE (2/14), 7:30pm - The Brevard College Wind Ensemble will perform in the university's Porter Center. Free. Info: or 8848211. brevard philharmoniC • SU (2/17), 3pm - The Brevard Philharmonic will perform works by Rodgers and Hammerstein in Brevard College's Porter Center. $25/$5 students. Info: www. or 8844221. Courtyard gallery open miC • MONDAYS, 8-11pm - Jarrett Leone hosts an open mic at the Courtyard Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Musicians, storytellers, poets, filmmakers and other artists welcome. Free. Info: 707-1859. dJembe lessons • MONDAYS, 7:30pm - Larry McDowell will offer djembe, dunn and hand drum lessons at the French Broad Grocery Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. Free; donations accepted. frank vignola • FR (2/15), 7:30pm - Frank Vignola (guitar) will perform in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts Center. $20/$15 WCU faculty and staff/$5 students. --- 3pm - A master class will be held at the Bardo Arts Center. Free; open to the public. Info: bardoartscenter. grind Cafe 136 West Union St., Morganton. Info: or 430-4343. • SA (2/16), 8pm - The Alligators (blues). $6. interseCtions sing together • FR (2/15), 6:30pm - The Intersections Sing Together series will focus on love songs and lullabies. Held in Diana Wortham Theatre's Forum. $8/$5 under 12. Info and registration: 257-4530. kat williams and free planet radio • FR (2/15) & SA (2/16), 7pm - Kat Williams (jazz) and Free Planet Radio (world) will perform at Diana Wortham Theater, 2 S. Pack Square. $25/$40 VIP after-party. Info: land of the sky symphoniC band • SA (2/16), 8pm - The Land of the Sky Symphonic Band will perform works by Barber, Handel, Rossini and others at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. $15. Info: st. matthias musiCal performanCes Located at 1 Dundee St. (off South Charlotte). Info: 285-0033. • SU (2/17), 3pm - Michael Jefry Stevens (piano) and Zack Page (acoustic bass) will perform a jazz concert. Donations accepted. ten Cent orChestra • SA (2/16), 7:30pm - Ten Cent Orchestra, featuring songwriter

Chelsea Lynn LaBate, will perform at Asheville Music School's performance loft, 126 College St. $10-$20 donation. Info: www.

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outdoors events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or asheville. • WE (2/13), 6-8pm - A class on bike maintenance will focus on how to fine tune a derailleur. Please do not bring bikes. $40/$20 members. Registration required. • SA (2/16), 10:30am-4pm - A class on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail will discuss logistics, gear, nutrition and tips. Registration required. $40/$25 members. • TU (2/19), 6-7pm - A presentation on core strength for the outdoor athlete will focus on strengthening the core and preventing common injuries. Free. • WE (2/20), 7pm - World Travel 101, presented by Hostelling International, will focus on budgeting, accommodations, packing tips and documents. Free. friends of the smokies info session • TU (2/19), 4pm - The Friends of the Smokies will hold an information session about its Classic Hikes of the Smokies series at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. Bring a map of the Smokies trails if possible. Free. Info:

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puBlIc lectures great deCisions • WE (2/13), 10am-noon - The World Affairs Council of WNC and the National Foreign Policy Association will present a program on "Defending America on a Budget," with Lee McMinn, in BRCC's Thomas Auditorium. $10. Info: --- 3-4:30pm - An additional program will be held in Brevard College's Myers Dining Hall. Registration required. Info: 884-8251. • TU (2/19), 7:30pm - The World Affairs Council of WNC and the National Foreign Policy Association will present a program on "The Intervention Calculus in U.S. Foreign Policy," with Air Force pilot Jerome Jones. Held in UNCA's Reuter Center. $8. Info: or 251-6140. • WE (2/20), 10am-noon -An additional program will be held in BRCC's Thomas Auditorium. $10. Info: --- 3-4:30pm - An additional program will be held in Brevard College's • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 21

Myers Dining Hall. Registration required. Info: 884-8251. publiC leCtures & events at unCa Events are free unless otherwise noted. • We (2/13), noon - “The Consilience of Physics and the Humanities,” with Merritt Moseley, professor of literature. Held in the Reuter Center. Info: or 251-6140. • FR (2/15), 11:25am - "The Contagion of Freedom: AntiSlavery, Women’s Rights and Economic Justice," with Sarah Judson, associate professor of history. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities. or 251-6808. • FR (2/15), 11:30am - “Positive Aging: Flourish, Don’t Famish," with Melissa Himelein, professor of psychology. Held in the Reuter Center. Info: olliasheville. com or 251-6140. • MO (2/18), 11:25am - “India and Hinduism,” with Katherine Zubko, assistant professor of religious studies. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities. or 251-6808. • TH (2/21), 7:30pm - “The Capitoline on Coins: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Roman Temple,” with independent scholar Grunow Sobocinski. Held in Ramsey Library. Info: ltaylor@ • TH (2/21), 12:15pm - “The Things They Carry: Growing Up Poor in the World’s Richest Nation,” with journalist Alex Kotlowitz. Held in UNCA's Highsmith University Union Mountain Suites. --- 4pm - Alex Kotlowitz will lead a program on “Bearing Witness: Storytelling and Human Rights” in Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall.

senIors mediCare ChoiCes made easy • FR (2/15), 2-4pm - "Medicare Choices Made Easy" will be offered by the N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program in UNCA's Reuter Center. • TH (2/21), 3-5pm - An additional program will be held at Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sand Hill Road. Free. Info: www.coabc. org or 277-8288. seniorsalt impaCt lunCheon • TH (2/14), 10:30am-2pm - A SeniorSalt Impact luncheon will feature artist Ron Whittemore and musician David Gaines, along with a message from God’s Word by David Bruce. Held at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, 1 Porters Cove Road. $29. Info: 298-2092.

spIrItualIty (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.) 8 Week Course Starting March 13th 6:30-8:30. Learn ways to create understanding, connection, and deeper love in your relationships by learning Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication). Great for couples! 252-0538 aquarian Compassionate 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) 658-3362. asheville insight meditation (pd.) Practice/learn mindfulness meditation and ramp up your spiritual practice in a supportive group environment. We practice Insight Meditation, also known as: Vipassana, or Mindfulness Meditation, which cultivates a happier, more peaceful, and focused mind. Our caring community environment provides added support and joy to one's spiritual awakening processes. Open to adults. By donation. Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm. Sundays, 10am-11:30pm. Meditation, Dhamma talk, and discussion. 29 Ravenscroft Dr., Suite 200, Asheville, NC. Info/ directions: (828) 808-4444, www. 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, open heart meditation (pd.) Experience easy, wonderful practices that opens your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Free 7pm, Tuesdays, 5 Covington St. 2960017 or 367-6954 http://www. kriya yoga: lessons in ConsCious living (pd.) A progressive program of higher learning and spiritual practice in the Kriya Yoga Tradition. Starting Tuesday Feb. 19 and 26. 6:30pm to 7:55pm.

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the art of being human - shambhala training level i (pd.) We all long for sanity, compassion and inspiration in our lives. This program presents meditation as a way to contact our inherent dignity and wakefulness. Feb 23-25. Info: www.

trinity lutheran ChurCh 235 St. John's Road, Suite 50, Fletcher. Info: or 357-4068. • WE (2/14), 6:30pm - Ash Wednesday services will include the observance of the Imposition of Ashes. Free.

dream interpretation workshop • TU (2/13), 7-9pm - A dream interpretation workshop will be held at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. $10. Info: heathercohen16@hotmail. com. first Congregational ChurCh in hendersonville Fifth Avenue West at White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Info: 6928630 or www.fcchendersonville. org. • SU (2/17), 9:15am - Adult forum: “Open Heart Meditation.” martin luther seminars • WEDNESDAYS through (3/6), 6:30pm - Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 St. John’s Road, Suite #50, Fletcher, will host a nine-week seminar on Martin Luther and the early Lutherans. Free. Info: or 684-9770. meditations that heal • SUNDAYS, 7pm - Buddhist teacher Sharon Lovich will share meditations for mental and physical healing for ourselves and others at Rainbow Mountain Children's School's Orchard House, 50 State St. No experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome. $8/$5 students and seniors. no class feb. 24. Info: meditationinasheville@gmail. com. modern-day meditation • MONDAYS, 8pm - "Experience a powerful meditation practice for this age that will help open your heart, deepen your connection, calm your being and clear your mind." All levels welcome; 18 and over. Held at 24 Arlington St. $10. Info: neals@ new seeds priory • WEEKLY - New Seeds Priory, a Christian-Buddhist practice community, offers a variety of weekly and monthly services in Black Mountain. See website for schedule and location. Info: www.newseedspriory.weebly. com. thursday nite in Class • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This circle of spiritual friends gathers weekly for meditation, drumming, sweat lodge, vision quest and a celebration of creation. Free.

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women's bible study • TUESDAYS through (2/19), 6:30pm - The Cove at the Billy Graham Training Center, 1 Porters Cove Road, hosts a women's bible study on Psalm 23 with Kendra Graham. Free. Info: 298-2092 or • TUESDAYS through (2/26), 9:30am - A morning bible study will be led by Jane Derrick. Free. Info: 298-2092 or o8.

spoKen & WrItten Word aCCent on books 854 Merrimon Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. or 252-6255. • SU (2/17), 3pm - Amy Allen will read from her memoir Summoning the Mountains and Georganne Spruce will read from Awakening to the Dance. an afternoon with the linColns • SU (2/17), 3-5pm - The Asheville Storytelling Circle will present "An Afternoon with the Lincolns" in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: olliasheville. com or 251-6140. blaCk mountain Center for the arts Old City Hall, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: www. or 6690930. • FR (2/15), noon-1pm - Don King will present his new volume on C.S. Lewis, Plain to the Inward Eye, as part of the Brown Bag and Books literary series. Free. bunCombe County publiC libraries library abbreviations - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n bm = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 250-4756) n fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n na = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 2504752) n ss = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 250-6488) n sw = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 2506486)

n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • TH (2/14) & FR (2/15) "Preschoolers We Love You!" will feature librarians performing their "silliest songs and daring dance moves" at various libraries. Info and locations: 250-4711. • TH (2/14), 1pm - Book club: 1491 by Charles C. Mann. fv • TUESDAYS, 11am - Mother Goose Time. Ages 4-18 months. fv • TU (2/19), 2pm - Book club: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. na --- 7pm - Book club: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers. bm • WE (2/20), 5-7pm - Swannanoa Library Knitters. sw • TH (2/21), 2:30pm - Book club: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky. ss --- 6pm - Book club: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. sw --- 7pm - Book club: Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund. fv Creative writing workshop • TU (2/19), 6:30-8:30pm - A creative writing workshop will focus on family histories and memoirs. Held at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave. $25. Info and registration: or 859-8322. frenCh book Club • ONGOING - The French Book Club will meet in Hendersonville to read and discuss books in French. Info and location: 4351055. malaprop's bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (2/13), 7pm - Pamela King Cable will present her novel Televenge. • TH (2/14), 7pm - Jenny Milchman will present her novel Cover of Snow. • SA (2/16), 7pm - Zen priests Teijo Munnich and Judith Ragir will discus Soto Zen teachings and their contributions to Receiving the Marrow. • SU (2/17), 3pm - "Writers at Home" will feature David Madden and Eric Steineger. • MO (2/18), 7pm - Kevin Mann will present a class on using Kobo eReaders. • TU (2/19), 7pm - Local author and editor Susan Snowden will offer advice for writers. --- 7pm - Comix Club: Koko Be Good by Jen Wang. • WE (2/20), 7pm - Bonnie Willow will lead a presentation on Reiki. • TH (2/21), 7pm - Dielle Ciesco will present her book The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound. montford books and more 31 Montford Ave. Info: www. or 2858805.

• SA (2/16), 3pm - Caleb Beissert will read from his book Beautiful: Translations from the Spanish Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca and Pablo Neruda. north Carolina writers' network • Through FR (2/15) - The North Carolina Writers' Network will accept short fiction for its Doris Betts Fiction Prize through feb 15. Info: riddlefest • SA (2/16), 1:30-4:30pm RiddleFest is a day of musical education and activities honoring Yancey County native Lesley Riddle, an African-American musician who traveled the Southeast with A.P. Carter from 1929-1934. A concert featuring Laura Boosinger and Michael Reno Harrell begins at 7pm. Held at the Burnsville Town Center, 6 S. Main St. Free for daytime activites/$10 concert. Info: www. or 682-7209.

sports adult kiCkball league • Through FR (3/15) Registration for Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation's adult kickball league will be accepted through march 15. Info: or 250-4269. asheville pedal punks • WEDNESDAYS, 10am Asheville Pedal Punks will host a fitness ride for beginners; Departs from Tod's Tasties, 102 Montford Ave. Free. Info: http:// events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or asheville. • TH (2/21), 7-8:30pm - A class on triathlon basics will focus on getting started, training and preparing for race day. Free. valley of the lilies half marathon and 5k • Through SA (4/6) - WCU will offer a training program for runners interested in the Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K, scheduled for April 6. Free. Info and departure location: or Zumba ripped • SATURDAYS, 11am-noon Waynesville Recreation Center hosts Zumba Ripped at 550 Vance St. Free with membership or daily admission. Info: or 456-2030.

TheaTer Asheville Community theAtre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (3/10) - BARK! The Musical follows "six canine characters for one day at Deena’s Doggie Daycare." Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-$25. BrevArd College theAtre • TH (2/21) through SU (2/24) Anatomy of Gray, the story of Gray, Ind., in the 1880s, will be performed in Brevard College's Porter Center. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $5. Info: BrevArd little theAtre Located in the American Legion Hall, 55 E. Jordan St., Brevard. Info: www.brevardlittletheatre. com. Reservations: 884-2587. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (2/21) until (3/3) - You Can't Take It With You, the story of "the zany inhabitants of the Vanderhof household, a joyous madhouse populated by lovable eccentrics, artists and anarchists." Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $14/$10 student. different strokes! • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (2/24) - Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective presents Neighbors, the story of "a liberal white couple who decide to sell their house to an affluent black couple." Performed at 35 Below, 35 E. Walnut St. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. Info: flAt roCk PlAyhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (2/16) - A Tribute to the Music of Dolly Parton will be performed at the downtown location. 8pm. $24. hendersonville little theAtre 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. Info: 692-1082 or www.hendersonvillelittletheater. org. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (2/24) - Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's romantic tragedy. Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $20/$10 children 18 and under. n.C. stAge ComPAny Info: or 2390263. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (3/10) - The Understudy, by Theresa Rebeck, "a hilarious comedy about sour grapes, backstage love affairs and the lure of Hollywood glitz

and glitter. Mon.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm. $16-$28. nAked girls reAding 10 • FR (2/15), 8pm - The Anam Cara Theatre Company presents Naked Girls Reading 10, "Best of the Best." Held at Toy Boat Community Arts Space, 101 Fairview Road. Dance party to follow. $10/$12. 18 and over. Info:

VolunTeering APPAlAChiAn trAil ConservAnCy • The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks volunteers to lead hikes, register guests, support workshops and assist with parking at the 2013 Biennial, scheduled for July 19-26 in Cullowhee. Info: Art on mAin • Art on Main arts and crafts festival seeks volunteers for planning, set-up and tear-down. Info: or 693-8504. Asheville City sChools • The Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks volunteers to work with K-12 students as tutors, artists, mentors and coaches. Info: or Big Brothers Big sisters of WnC Located at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213, in the United Way building. The organization matches children from singleparent homes with adult mentors. Info: or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers to mentor 1 hr/week in schools and after-school programs. Volunteers 18 and older are also needed to share outings in the community twice a month with youth from single-parent homes. Activities are free or lowcost. An information session will be held feb. 27 at noon. BunComBe County JAil • Volunteers are sought for a variety of programs with inmates from Buncombe County Jail. Must be 21 years or older. Info: 989-9459. Children first/Cis • Children First/CIS seeks volunteers for its learning centers and after school program for elementary school children living in public and low-income housing. Mon.-Thurs., 2:30-5:30pm. Volunteer for one hour a week and change the life of a local child. Info: www.childrenfirstbc. org or 768-2072. hAnds on AshevilleBunComBe Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision.

Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • SA (2/16), 9am-noon - Help sort and pack food at MANNA FoodBank. • SU (2/17), 1-2pm - Knit-nGive encourages knitters of all skill levels to make hats for the WNCCHS Pediatric Program and Homeward Bound of Asheville. • TU (2/19), 4-6pm - Fair-Trade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair-trade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. • WE (2/20), 6-8pm - Cookie night invites the public to make cookies for hospice patients at CarePartners' John Keever Solace Center. literACy CounCil of BunComBe County Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: 2543442, ext. 204. • Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language. Tutors provide oneon-one or small group instruction to adults in our community. No prior tutoring experience required. Tutors will receive 15 hours of training as well as ongoing support from certified professionals. Info: literacytutors@ motherlove mentor • The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per month required. Info: 254-7206.

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Tricia Zinke didn’t plan to be a hairdresser. Immersed in music from a young age — from singing to playing the trombone — she always thought she would become a professional singer or musician. To follow that path, in 1998 she spent a year with Up With People, a group that travels the world performing musical shows and doing service work. “We would take a cast picture at the beginning of the year, and we all had to look the same at the end of the year,” explains Zinke. “But we were all broke, so a couple of us trimmed everyone’s hair.” With the latter experience in mind, Zinke decided to go to beauty school to help pay for college when she arrived back in Asheville. In the end, she stuck with beauty school. Today, Zinke owns Asheville Hair Design, a full-service salon on Hendersonville Road. A year and a half in business has presented many learning experiences, especially concerning management and money, she says. “I’ve had a lot of different jobs, but I’ve never been in a management position before,” says Zinke. So she had to build her communication skills and confidence for the new role. At first, Zinke was over-accommodating with her employees. “I wanted everyone to be happy, so I would sacrifice myself to make that happen,” she

explains. “But I’m realizing that the people who work here don’t want a friend; they want a boss.” That shift in thinking has provided both personal and professional results. “I’m a lot stronger now,” she says. “I’m much more confident when I speak my opinion, and I’m better at focusing my team’s energy.” To discover her “leadership voice,” Zinke worked with Kimberly Hunter, a Mountain BizWorks business developer. “She keeps me on track, and helps me define my role in my business and actualize my goals,” says Zinke. One of those goals is to work against the stereotypes associated with the hair industry. “I don’t tolerate drama, gossip or cattiness,” she says. “I don’t want my stylists to feel like they have to watch their back all the time.” Instead, she aims to create an environment where stylists feel comfortable and can focus on their clients. Another challenge has occurred on the financial side. Like many new entrepreneurs, Zinke underestimated the costs of starting a business when she drew up her initial budgets. “It turns out that to [install] sinks in a business requires an $800 permit from the city — that’s just one example of a cost I wasn’t aware of at the beginning. And those little things really add up.” Fortunately, she was able to receive a loan and line of credit from BizWorks that helped cover opening costs. If she were to do it all over again, however, Zinke says she would take more time to do her homework. “I should have gone back to every single salon owner I know and asked them what they had to do to open their doors.” She recommends that owners of other start-ups do the same. “Ask questions and find as much information as you can,” she advises, “whether it’s from searching the Internet or pounding the pavement.”

Make the cut: Salon owner Tricia Zinke launched her career by cutting fellow band members’ hair. Today, Zinke focuses on growing her team and establishing consistent growth. “I want to surround myself with people like me — stylists who don’t just give a good haircut or color, but who focus on actually transforming a client’s energy into a more positive state of mind.” A self-described “hair snob,” Zinke is a big proponent of the power of a good cut. “You can walk into the salon having a crappy day, and walk out feeling amazing. Sometimes I feel like the hair whisperer!” Asheville Hair Design is located at 900 Hendersonville Road, Suite 103 in Asheville. Learn more at or by calling 274-4006. To learn more about small business loans, coaching, and classes from Mountain BizWorks, visit or call 253-2834 X Mountain BizWorks supports small businesses in Western North Carolina through lending, consulting and training. For more information, visit Anna Raddatz is development and communications coordinator at Mountain BizWorks.

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one For the road Cliché Come to life: The Kerry, Ireland, County Council voted in January to let some people drive drunk. Police can now issue DUI permits to seniors in the county's isolated regions who live alone and need the camaraderie of the pub. According to BBC News, however, "several" of the five voting "yea" own pubs.

people dIFFerent From us Julie Griffiths, 43, of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England, received her first Anti-Social Behavior Order in 1999 for berating her husband too loudly. (Norman, a neighbor told The Daily Telegraph, is “the sweetest man you could ever meet.”) After many complaints from neighbors, Griffiths was fined about $700 in 2010 and vowed to be quieter. But the complaints continued: Last July, environmental-health officials installed monitoring equipment next door and caught Griffiths venting at Norman 47 times in three months. However, the Stoke-on-Trent Magistrates Court merely issued a new, fiveyear ASBO.

can't possIBly Be true • spare the Waterboard, spoil the Child: William Province, 42, was arrested in Jefferson County, Mont., in December and charged with waterboarding four boys, two of them his own sons, at his home. And in January, Kirill Bartashevitch, 52, was charged with making "terroristic" threats to his highschool-age daughter after he allegedly pointed his new AK-47 at her because her report card showed two B's instead of all A's. He said he’d bought the gun recently, fearing that President Obama intended to ban them. • As if 9/11 had never happened, travelers continue keeping Transportation Security Administration agents busy. A TSA weekly summary of confiscations in January included 33 handguns, eight stun guns and a serrated wire garrote. Highlights from 2012: a live 40 mm grenade, a live blasting cap, "seal bombs" and six pounds of black powder (with detonation cords and a timing fuse).

• A man with limited English skills went to a Springfield, Mass., courthouse in December to address a traffic ticket but somehow wound up on a jury trying Donald Campbell on two counts of assault. Officials said the man simply got in the wrong line and followed jurors into a room while the real sixth juror mistakenly went to another room. The jury found Campbell guilty, but he was awarded a new trial when the mistake was discovered.

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Taking Care of Your Heart Vocabulary Lipids — Fats that circulate in our blood. A Lipoprotein Panel measures the presence of these lipids. A.

component in all cells. Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D and substances that help process and digest foods. Desirable Total Cholesterol = less than 200mg/dl

(1) Timothy Crabtree, 45, of Rogersville, was arrested in October and charged with stabbing his son, Brandon, 21, in an argument over who’d get the last beer in the house. (2) Jerry Poe, 62, was charged in a road-rage incident in Clinton on Black Friday after firing his handgun at a driver in front of him "to scare her into moving" faster, he said. Poe said he’d unsuccessfully waited in line for five hours at a Wal-Mart to get a sale-priced stereo and was on his way to another branch.

Cholesterol is made up of two primary lipids: 1. LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) — referred to as the “bad” cholesterol because it forms the plaques in your arteries that lead to heart disease. Desirable LDL 70-130mg/dl or less. 2. HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) — often called the “good” cholesterol I like to compare it to the garbage collector. HDL “picks” up cholesterol and transports it to the liver where it can be removed from the body so having high HDL is beneficial and protective. Desirable HDL for men: > 40mg/dl; for women > 50mg/dl. Optimal-HDL of 60mg/dl or higher.

unclear on the concept • In December, Mauritania and the Maldives were elected vice presidents of the U.N. Human Rights Council for 2013; both nations permit the death penalty for people renouncing Islam. In Mauritania, a person so charged has three days to repent and get a lesser sentence. Last August, London's The Guardian reported widespread acceptance of slavery conditions in Mauritania, affecting as many as 800,000 of the 3.5 million population. "Today we have the slavery American plantation owners dreamed of,” said one abolitionist leader, because the slaves “believe their condition is necessary to get to paradise." • Nonmedical employees of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have been campaigning for union representation, saying their wages leave many workers dangerously close to poverty. Although raises haven’t materialized, the hospital announced in its November newsletter that it was setting up "UPMC Cares" food banks, according to a Pittsburgh City Paper report. Employees (presumably the better-paid ones) are urged to "donate nonperishable food items to stock employee food pantries." "I started to cry,” said one astonished worker.

Cholesterol - A waxy fat substance produced by your liver and a


Triglycerides - Another type of fat, triglyerides often reflect eating excess calories, especially from fats and sugars. If your body is unable to use these calories for energy it will package them as triglycerides and store them. Optimal = less than 100mg/dl; Normal = less than 150mg/dl. High triglycerides have been linked to heart attack and diabetes.

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healthy eating 101 • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30pm - Asheville Family Fitness and Physical Therapy, 149 New Leicester Highway, hosts "a refreshing, informal class on all things health and wellness — especially food." $10/free for members. Info:

asheville Center for transCendental meditation ("tm") (pd.) Free Introductory Talk: Thursdays. 6:30pm, Asheville TM Center, 165 E. Chestnut. (828) 2544350.

hiv and hepatitis C testing • TH (2/14), 11:30am-1:30pm - Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St., will offer free HIV and Hepatitis C tests. Info: or 255-8115.

restorative yoga for stress relief (pd.) End your weekend witha a yoga class specifically designed to relieve anxiety and stress. Sunday 2/17/13 4-6pm. 1378 Hendersonville Rd. or 277-5741.

living healthy with a ChroniC Condition • WEDNESDAYS through (3/13), 4pm - Learn self-management skills to live a healthy life during this six-week workshop for those with chronic health conditions and their loved ones. Held at the Lakeview Center, 1 Rhododendron Road, Black Mountain. Free; donations accepted. Registration required: 251-7438. • THURSDAYS through (3/14), 1pm - Additional workshops will be held in Hendersonville at Park Ridge Health (855-PRH-LIFE) and in Asheville at Vanderbilt Apartments, 75 Haywood St. (2517438). Registration required.

red Cross blood drives 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • TH (2/14), 11am-3pm - Blood drive: Rotary Club of Asheville, 31 Woodfin St. Info: 768-1808. • FR (2/15), 9am-1:30pm - Blood drive: A-B Tech, 340 Victoria Road. Info: 398-7377. • MO (2/18), 2:30-6:30pm - Blood drive: Newfound Baptist Church, 2605 New Leicester Highway. Info: 683-3178. • TU (2/19), 2:30-6:30pm - Blood drive: Claxton Elementary School, 241 Merrimon Ave. Info: 3506555. • WE (2/20), 8am-6pm - Battle of the Badges: First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St. Info: 1-800-REDCROSS. • TH (2/21), 2-6:30pm - Blood drive: Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler. Info: 667-3950.


gemstone therapy workshop linda lile, ph.d. (pd.) "One of the most talented natural healers of our time.” Carol Tuttle, author, Remembering Wholeness. Feb. 28th – Mar. 3rd. French Broad Food Coop, Asheville. $350 + $15 materials fee Info/Register: 828-658-1503, gr8blueheron@yahoo. com asheville Community yoga Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: • MONDAYS, 5-6:15pm & WEDNESDAYS, 1:453:15pm - Women's Expressive Dance Wave. $5-$15 suggested donation. • WEDNESDAYS, 4-4:45pm - Kids yoga. $5-$10 suggested donation. A parenting group will be held during kids yoga. Additional $5-$10 donation. • THURSDAYS, 4:30-5:30pm - Qi Gong and Tai Chi basics. $5-$15 suggested donation. • TUESDAYS, 6-7:15pm - Men's yoga. $5-$15 suggested donation. avoiding baCk and spine surgery • TH (2/21), 5:15-6pm - Fairview Chiropractic, 2 Fairview Hills Drive, will host a presentation on avoiding back and spine surgery with advanced technology. Free; registration required. Info: 6287800. does Cannabis Cure CanCer? • FR (2/15), 7pm - Learn about the health benefits of medicinal cannabis at this presentation hosted by Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St. The event includes a screening of What if Cannabis Cured Cancer? Free. Info:, 2558115 or 367-0157. free health sCreenings • TUESDAYS through (2/26), 8am-noon - Health screenings, including cholesterol, glucose, BMI, blood pressure and body fat percentages, will be offered at Mission Heart Tower lobby. Appointments requested, but not required. Info: happy body yoga studio 1378 Hendersonville Road. Info: or 277-5741. • SU (2/17), 9:30-11am - Heart Chakra Power Yoga. Donations support Happy Body's outreach program. healing arts yoga • SATURDAYS, 10:30am-noon - ASU offers yoga in the Turchin Center’s Mayer Gallery. All levels.

restore your Core • TH (2/14), 5:15-6pm - "Restore Your Core" will offer exercises to prevent back pain and tone the stomach. Held at Fairview Chiropractic Center, 2 Fairview Hills Drive. Free; registration required. Info: 628-7800.

living healthy with diabetes • THURSDAYS through (2/14), 2:30-5pm - Find balance with diabetes through this six-week selfmanagement program. Open to people with diabetes and their caregivers. $30 suggested donation. Held at the YWCA of Asheville, 185 S. French Broad Ave. Registration required: 251-7438.

the basiCs of food • WE (2/13), 6pm - Gardens of Health Chiropractic, 84 Coxe Ave., Suite 1-A, will host a nutrition presentation with Dr. Landon Ortiz. Please bring dried/canned food items for MANNA FoodBank. Free and open to the public. Info:

love the foods that are good for you • TU (2/19), 7-9pm - "How to Love the Foods That Are Good For You" will be held at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. $10 donation. Info: 258-1883.

veterans living healthy with a ChroniC Condition • WEDNESDAYS through (2/27), 1pm - Learn self-management skills to live a healthy life during this six-week workshop for veterans with chronic health conditions and their spouses/caregivers. Held at the Charles George VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Road. Free. Registration required: 298-7911, ext. 5056.

lunCh and learn A wellness lunch and learn series will be offered at October Road, Inc., 119 Tunnel Road. Info: Free. • MO (2/18), noon-1pm - Dr. Daniel Johnson will present "What to expect from your psychiatrist." • TU (2/19), noon-1pm - A Peer Support Specialist (PSS) panel will discus transitions from service recipients to service providers. • WE (2/20), noon-1pm - Jim Pitts, former president of the N.C. board of NAMI, will present "A Parent's Perspective on PSS and Recovery." • TH (2/21), noon-1pm - Sharon Young, clinical director at Cooper Riis Healing Farms, will present "Seven Holistic Recovery Domains." peaCeful time for the healing warrior • SA (2/16), 9am-noon - "A Peaceful Time for the Healing Warrior," a three-hour relaxation session for veterans, will honor National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. Held at T-21 on the Charles George VA Medical Center campus, 1100 Tunnel Road. Free. Info and registration: 298-7911, ext. 5346. qigong and taiJi • WEDNESDAYS through (2/27) - Qigong: 18 Health Giving Movements. A Qigong form, developed at the Shanghai Institute of Qigong, that combines movement, breath and focusing on an image. Held at French Broad Food Co-op Movement and Learning Center, 90 Biltmore Ave.

wellness events with dr. Cory noll Info and registration: 254-3838. • MO (2/18), 6pm - "Improve Energy, Decrease Pain, Lose Weight and Improve Digestion." Held at North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave. Free. • TU (2/19), 6pm - "Natural Relief from Pain, Fibromyalgia and Arthritis." Held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. Free. • WE (2/20), 6pm - "Stress Reduction, Weight Loss and Increased Energy." Held at West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. Free.


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Talking with John Swann requires mental flexibility. His ideas skirt contradiction, combining business sense with idealism. “I’m hoping to marry those two philosophies into a successful business,” he says. Swann is in the throes of planning an 11,000-square-foot natural-food store, Katuah Market, in Biltmore Village. The space, 2 Hendersonville Road, next to Ichiban, has been vacant for about two years. In his 25 years in Asheville, Swann has been a higher-up at Earth Fare and Greenlife, as well as the owner of Bean Mountain Tofu in the early ‘90s. Currently, he owns Maple Creek Farm in Yancey County, where he produced maple syrup until a few years ago. He’s also worked in grocery cooperatives throughout the Southeast, and he’s now a stalwart proponent of small business. “I came to a point where I felt that the entrepreneurial model was better suited to my personal style than the cooperative model,” he says. “But I’ve never lost the idealistic basis that I came from.” Katuah Market, which could open as soon as August, will build on the foundation Swann established at Greenlife. In fact, he’s recruited much of the team that opened that store for his new venture. “Our niche is for people who truly care about what they eat and are looking for the highest-quality ingredients and local ingredients,” he says. “We’re going to raise that bar back up to where it was with Greenlife before when it was independent, and even higher.” With those standards, Katuah Market will emphasize prepared foods and include a deli, hot and cold bars, and a brick oven. There will be seating for 120 people, inside and outside, as well as grab-and-go portions. Everything will be prepared from scratch, in-house, Swann says. The store’s grocery component will be based on Appalachian Grown produce and meat, a standard developed by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, where Swann currently serves as vice-president. Dry goods will be local, too; there’s no house brand to interfere with shelving and product placement, Swann explains. In general, selections will be driven by consumer demand, so Katuah will respond to customers’ requests for special products. “We will be, as Greenlife used to be, completely community-driven,” he says. “The

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decisions that are made in our store will be made within the four walls of the store, and that’s as far as it goes.” While the store is not a cooperative, like the markets where Swann got his start, it will have a profit-sharing program to distribute a portion of company gains among employees. The benefits of a motivated and well-compensated staff will, in turn, pass on to shoppers, Swann explains. “You wind up with a different type of employee than you do at a large, corporate box,” he says. “They’re more passionate; they’re more engaged; they’re more values based. They’re higher maintenance from a management point, but that’s a good thing.”

Most of all, Swann plans to focus on staying small and connecting with the community. He never felt right about selling Greenlife to Whole Foods, he explains. His business partner, Chuck Pruett, owned a controlling number of shares in the business, and the decision to sell came down to company politics, he says. This time around, he’s rooting himself in Asheville, as the name of his business suggests. “‘Katuah’ is a Cherokee Indian word, and it’s the word they use for their homeland, for the Southern Appalachian mountains,” Swann says. “I wanted a name that resonated with the history of this area.”


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Eastern European eats are still sorrowfully sparse in our region. If you’re able to hunt them down, you’re probably reading a specials board or a tuckedaway corner of a menu. But for one night, Hendersonville Sister Cities invites the public to gather around goulash (a rustic, paprika-spiced stew) and piroshki dumplings. “We just thought it would be perfect for winter,” says Allen Mitchem, the vice president of the board of directors and, by trade, a travel agent. “The foods will be explained — where they come from and why they were chosen — and the wine also will be explained.”

The nonprofit organization throws regular educational events, such as dinners, wine tastings and lectures. “We try to expose the cultures and lands and nations from around the world to the people who live here,” Mitchem says. Hendersonville’s actual sister city is Almuñecar, Spain, but that doesn’t stop the group from exploring foods from all over the globe.“Several months ago, we did do the Spanish tapas dinner,” Mitchem says. “Who knows what’s after this?” The four-course dinner with wine pairings, costs $40, including gratuity and tax. The meal takes place at Mrs. G and Me restaurant, 502 N. Main St., Hendersonville, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, but the deadline for registration is Monday, Feb. 18. For more information, see or call 693-9072.

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Haywood Park Café triggers deja vu. The small grab-and-go breakfast and lunch eatery opened last week in the Haywood Park atrium with many familiar products, including Starbucks coffee and West End Bakery snacks. The Starbucks Siren, encircled by the words “we proudly serve,” surveys the atrium from her perch below the café’s sign. She smiles out from the coffee cups, bottled Frappucinos and table tents. She’s in her element; Starbucks logos far outnumber Haywood Park Café branding. “Even though it is a national brand, we feel that a lot of people do respect the Starbucks brand,” says Jenny Herman, marketing director for FIRC group, which owns Haywood Park and manages the café. “[It] is a distinguishing feature for us to offer the Starbucks coffee in a downtown location.” Officially, the café is an authorized purveyor of Starbucks beverages, and it has a licensing agreement with the chain to use the Siren logo. “We are a locally owned company — just the beverages that we provide are Starbucks beverages,” she says. “We are not branding ourselves as Starbucks.” The café will balance the chain coffee with local offerings, she explains. Sandwiches and stromboli come from The Panini Factory. Cinnamon rolls, cookies, brownies, lemon bars and other baked treats come from West End Bakery. When Isa’s Bistro, another FIRC-affiliated restaurant, opens next-door, it could provide fare for the small eatery. The café offers Wi-Fi, and while there’s no seating inside, the picnic tables in the atrium serve that purpose. Haywood Park Café, 46 Haywood St., is open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

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North By SouthwESt: Sam Etheridge first opened Ambrozia in New Mexico; now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening one in North Asheville.




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Artisan Catering & Deli has swapped one space for two more. The breakfast and lunch spot recently moved from its Merrimon Avenue space to concentrate on expanding its Sand Hill Road location. Ambrozia Bar and Bistro will take its place, serving modern American cuisine as well as beer, wine and cocktails. Chef/owner Sam Etheridge, who works occasionally with the Blind Pig Supper Club, will bring the restaurant to 1020 Merrimon Ave. Etheridge owned the first Ambrozia Cafe and Wine Bar, in Albuquerque. Etheridge lives in north Asheville, so he hopes to create a neighborhood eatery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This way, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always have to go downtown,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be very similar to the downtown style, foodwise.â&#x20AC;? He hopes to open the restaurant this spring after renovating the space to include a bar. The menu will include seasonal â&#x20AC;&#x153;twists on American comfort food using

modern techniques and ingredients,â&#x20AC;? he says. Think Cheerwine-braised beef short ribs with collard-green pesto. Out on Sand Hill Road, Artisan Catering & Deli has expanded into two neighboring spaces, doubling its seating to serve almost 90 guests. Dinner service could begin as soon as this week, according to sous chef Vinnie Dioguardi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really doing it up big for this area because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing out here,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a good opportunity for us to let it all out.â&#x20AC;? The dinner concept will be called The Dogwood Lounge, and it will serve pub fare and beer, initially. Come spring, cocktails and wine will be on offer, Dioguardi says, in addition to outdoor seating. The menu includes burgers and nachos as well as mini crab cakes and a cheese platter. Artisan Catering & Deli and The Dogwood Lounge are located at 1390 Sand Hill Road. For more information, visit

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by Thom O’Hearn

Photos by Max Cooper

Trippel the Monk Downtown, South and Biltmore Park locations all have changes in the works

Once, Twice, Three Times ThirsTy: Bialik will keep his two locations and add a third to the Monk dynasty.

Just two weeks ago we thought Thirsty Monk south was moving from Gerber Village to Biltmore Park. What a difference a few days can make. Owner Barry Bialik has decided to not only keep the Gerber location, but expand it. “At first we didn’t think we’d be able to justify two locations [in south Asheville]. But we’re anticipating Biltmore Park will be a different crowd,” said Bialik. “Our regulars at Gerber really embrace us as the pub for that area. So we decided that the right decision was to complete the pub experience.” In other words, Gerber village will not only be one of the best beer bars south of the parkway, as early as March it will also serve liquor and food. “Liquor will be a small program,” said Bialik. “We’ll probably have a feedback session with our regulars. But we’re definitely planning for bourbons and other whiskeys, gin and probably some vodka. Not anything huge.” The kitchen will also keep it simple, but focus on quality. It will mimic the feel of the downtown kitchen by using beer in many of the dishes. It will also

offer pub staples like burgers and pizza. While the Gerber location transforms into a local pub, the Biltmore Park location is envisioned as more of a brewerycentric venue. “There’s nothing set yet, but we hope to have at least six to eight monk beers [out of 20 total] on tap at Biltmore,” said Bialik. “We hope it will have much more of a brewery feel than Gerber or downtown … with tanks visible from the bar.” Speaking of downtown, changes are in the works there as well — thankfully, not to the existing first floor or basement. The top floor, previously nicknamed “Nuns on Top,” will soon open as “Top of the Monk,” according to Bialik. There are not many details yet on the liquor program, but Bialik hinted that it will echo the style of Thirsty Monk. In other words, “We’re definitely planning flights of bourbon the way we do flights of beer downstairs,” said Bialik. Since all this is coming from a beer bar that was just named best in the state by and one of the top 100 of 2012 by Draft magazine, it seems like we’re in for more of a good thing. • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 31

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It’s easy to think of Asheville as an IPA town. Every local brewery makes one, and it’s probably the fastest selling beer for just about all of them. So when CNN’s Nathan Berrong listed two Asheville beers (OK, one is a soon-to-be Asheville-area beer) to his “Best Beers of 2012” list, you would think they were IPAs. Yet it was Wedge’s Vadim Bora and Sierra Nevada’s Narwhal that made the cut. Both are Russian Imperial Stouts. Like India Pale Ale — a beer that was named for an oceanic journey it no longer takes — Russian Imperial Stout is named for where it used to travel. The style originated in England, where it was brewed for export to Russia and the Baltic States. And as with IPA, American Brewers have taken the British style and revived it in a big way. Review any “best of” list and you’ll find a disproportionate number. Of the top 15 beers in the world on Ratebeer. com, there are 11 Russian Imperial Stouts (all made in America). Why do people love it? “It’s not only delicious, it’s the epitome of a seasonal drink,” said Craig Weitzel, a maltster at Riverbend Malt House and beerlanthropist at Bruisin’ Ales. “It goes perfectly with a cold night. It’s the winter equivalent of a Blonde Ale on a summer afternoon.” It’s also a big beer where brewers let their creativity shine. The roasted malt can have aromas of coffee, chocolate, burnt toast or licorice. The yeast can add a punch of fruity esters, or none at all. It can have almost no hop aroma, or it can be aggressively hopped. Trying two Russian Imperial Stouts next to each other, it’s safe to say they will be intense, full-bodied and roasty. But beyond that, you could have two very different beers. “It’s a very diverse style. Brewers take it in a lot of directions,” said Weitzel. “You have classic versions, like Narwhal. You have hoppy versions, like Sweetwater’s Happy Ending. ... It’s also a kitchen sink beer for brewers. They can add all sorts of malts and other ingredients. You have beers like Terrapin’s Wake ‘N’ Bake, which features oatmeal and coffee. Epic’s Big Bad Baptist has coffee, chocolate and is aged in bourbon barrels. And of course there’s Sexual Chocolate.” Ah yes, Foothills Brewing’s Sexual Chocolate. It has become one of the most sought-after beers in the state. It has also snagged national awards: three Great American Beer Fest medals and a World Beer Cup Silver in 2010. According to Foothills brewer Dave Gonzales, who has been brewing Sexual Chocolate since 2006, “It was the brainchild of our president/ brewmaster Jamie Bartholomaus. He brewed it as a Valentine’s Day beer in col-

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Local Russian Imperial Stouts get national attention

what a rush!: Wedge Brewing’s Vadim Bora Russian Imperial Stout recently earned a Best Beer of 2012 accolade from CNN’s Nathan Berrong.

lege. Then he continued [to brew it] when he opened Foothills. The first year it was draft only, but so many of our customers kept asking for it in bottles we decided to bottle it.” This year, fans camped out at 10 p.m. waiting for the the 10 a.m. release of the bottles. The beer sold out in just two hours. “It’s a very time consuming process and a very expensive beer for us to make (it takes more ingredients, tank space, time, labor, etc.). That’s why we only do it once a year, and why it’s only available for only

such a short amount of time. But I think that’s one reason why people like it so much. ... Also, and more importantly, it’s a good beer.” said Gonzales. If you missed this year’s Sexual Chocolate bottle release, don’t despair. It will be on tap here and there around Asheville in the coming weeks. The Junction recently featured it at a beer dinner, and Pisgah recently had it on tap. And there’s plenty of great local Russian Imperial Stouts to try in the meantime.

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Both the Wedge and reviewers often describe this beer as “decadent.” It’s the only beer on the list to use fruit, so it’s worth trying to see how you feel about raspberries in a dark, intense beer.

Draft only, released in December

At the brewery



Roast-forward, with a bit of smoke and chocolate. Since you can buy four bottles for around $9, this is a smart first RIS purchase.

Draft and bottles, released in December

Bottles can be found at Bruisin’ Ales, Hops & Vines, Earth Fare, Greenlife and Ingles.




This cocoa-infused version of the RIS-style is one of the hardest to find. It smells and tastes of chocolate, but there are also layers of complex malt flavor — dark fruits, molasses and more. There’s a reason this is a beer-nerd favorite!

Draft and bottles, released Feb. 2.

Bottles are usually only available by trading with someone who attended the release event at the brewery. Draft can be found around town, often for special events.

The Event Horizon

Olde Hickory



Sexual Chocolate may be the hardest to come by beer in this bunch. However, The Event Horizon is equally complex and almost equally loved — not to mention you can buy it in town when it’s released. It’s bourbon-barrel aged, so expect plenty of vanilla and other barrel flavors mingling with the base beer. Winner of a World Beer Cup Bronze award in 2012.

In bottles, released in late November or early December

Bruisin’ Ales and Hops & Vines when it’s released. 2012’s release is sold out.

Ten Fidy

Oskar Blues



Dark, deep and oily, Ten Fidy tastes of dark chocolate, molasses, char and raisins. This is the only beer on this list besides Narwhal that’s easy to find, and a stellar first RIS to try. It’s also year-round, should you get the itch for a strong stout come mid-summer.

On draft and in cans year round

Cans can be found at Bruisin’ Ales and Hops & Vines most of the year. Earth Fare and Greenlife carry them occasionally.

Vortex II




It’s hard not to try Pisgah’s special releases every year — they’re always tinkering. This year’s Vortex II evokes sweetened iced coffee. The body is not as full as some of the others on this list, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s just a matter of taste.

On draft (and occasionally in bottles), released in December and January

Draft at the brewery and occasionally around town. Bottles at Bruisin’ Ales.





There’s a lot of variety when it comes to what people taste and smell in this beer — many say there’s more earthj and fruit aroma than a typical RIS. That makes sense as Greenman typically provides the British perspective on things.

On draft and in bottles, released in February

Bottles at the brewery, Bruisin’ Ales and Hops & Vines; draft at the brewery and select accounts around town.

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FOR LOVE AND music Local couples brave the choppy waters of musical collaboration


by Dane Smith Photos by Max Cooper Romance is complicated business, and business makes for complicated relationships. Combine the two and things can get even trickier. Despite the pitfalls, popular music has a long history of couples blurring the line between personal life and the creative process, with the outcomes as varied as the music. On one hand, these projects can render the sort of honest, inspired songwriting that leaves a mark for generations to come. On the other, creative differences, long hours on the road and petty jealousy can be the death knell for an otherwise healthy relationship. Fleetwood Mac and The Mamas and the Papas famously imploded under the pressures of their internal pairs, but John and Yoko, Sonic Youth, Blondie and Wings are shining examples of navigating the difficulties with grace. And, despite their tumultuous ends, would Fleetwood Mac or The Mamas and the Papas have produced enduring classics like "Go Your Own Way" and "Monday, Monday" without the intimacy and tensions of their underlying romances? It seems these partnerships simply work until they don't. But does the end justify the means? Or is the sacrifice too great? Whatever the outcome, rock couples aren't going anywhere. So, in honor of Valentine's, we consulted with a handful of local artists braving the treacherous waters of musical relationships to get some perspective on the experience. Dane Smith can be reached at dsmith@

Christian Church and Alicia Torrealba are experimental pop duo alligator Indian and founders of the Swamping Collective, which “seeks to unite Asheville’s underground musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers and designers in the hopes of creating a stronger and more vibrant scene and community in Western North Carolina.”

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did your relationship begin before or after the band? Torrealba: We were together awhile before making music together. Church: Our interest in music was definitely part of the initial attraction. And we both pushed each other early on to pursue music more. But it was a little while in before we even started

messing around with music together, and a good two or three years before we formed Eleven and the Falcons (in 2007). considering the history of couples in bands, were you hesitant to mix up the two? She: I think my main concern was not to settle with musical ideas, but that

goes with working alongside anyone. I knew it would also be a challenge for me to not let negative experiences in the band affect our relationship. He: Despite their breakup, I think The White Stripes were a good influence. It really showed us that a duo could make great music together. And I figured if Meg could be in a band, so could I, as long as Alisha was the talent [laughs]. Sonic Youth and The Vaselines were big influences as well. I think Alisha was a bit more hesitant, whereas I thought it was the perfect match. But she had previous experience in a band, and I didn’t, so I’m sure there was a bit of naiveté on my part. what are the most challenging elements of sharing a creative project with your significant other? She: There are definitely disagreements. The fact is, we have this “brain baby” we care intensely for. Sometimes we both get either protective of certain ideas or fail to communicate properly. The search for common ground is always essential to getting us back to being productive. He: We definitely balance each other in the band the same way we do in our relationship, for better and worse. I tend to be more impulsive and ADD, and Alisha is more organized and sees the big picture. Both methods are essential, but too much of either would lead us in the wrong direction. what are the benefits of working with your partner? She: Our relationship is founded upon working to better each other as individuals, and so we do the same as artists. I am so lucky to be working toward a goal in which this person understands and shares my passions. Touring is the best, though — the experiences we get to share (good, bad and really weird) are priceless. Also, practicing in our PJs is pretty great. He: Touring is so great because we get to take the band on the road and go on vacation at the same time. Being together all the time lets us create whenever the mood strikes us, but it can also make it more challenging to get us to work on things because the line between work/ practice and just hanging out together gets blurred. do you ever get jealous when people in the audience are drooling over your partner or talking to them after the show? She: Nah. He’s a looker, they can’t help it. Plus, then they might buy our record to serenade their wet dreams. He: Haha. Exactly. Honestly, I haven’t encountered it on my end, but there’s definitely a part of me that knows people will lust after Alisha the way we all do after artists we love and who are also attractive. It sucks, but it’s part of the price you pay by putting yourself out there. And like Alisha said, it works both ways if it translates to new fans.


Ami Worthen and Jason Krekel perform together as garage-pop duo Mad tea. Krekel also serves as guitarist for surf-rock outfit The Krektones and performs with a host of other local musicians. did your relationship begin before or after the band? Worthen: Meeting Jason inspired me to start learning to play music, which led to me writing songs. Jason says hearing my songs led him to want to be in a band with me. Krekel: Yep. The musical relationship and the romantic pretty much ran together. what are the benefits of working with your partner? He: It’s helpful in that most low points stem from frustration at the industry and having someone to help through the darker times is fortuitous. We can debrief after shows and help lift each other up when the other is down. ... And the closeness does allow us to communicate in a unique musical way. We have our own language. She: For us, music is just another way we connect, it adds richness to our romance. do you ever get jealous when people in the audience are drooling over your partner or talking to them after the show? She: Nope. I’m all for it. For some crazy reason Jason doesn’t tend to get hit on after shows. I think people are intimidated by his awesomeness. He: No; it is an extension of the trust we have for each other. I don’t get jealous whether it is at a show or not. I think any couple that doesn’t have that trust is not enjoying their relationship to the fullest. any advice for other couples currently working together or considering it? She: I don’t believe in giving advice — every couple is unique, and as grown ups they should be able to figure out what’s best for them. • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 35


Ryan Furstenberg (formerly of Uncle Mountain) and Melissa Hyman are guitar/cello folk duo the Moon and you. did your relationship begin before or after the band? Furstenberg: We dated for a year before we began to play together. Hyman: We did play music together for fun before we were a band, though. Ryan was always suggesting we work out arrangements for my songs, which was a much-needed confidence booster for me. I was still getting my sea legs as a songwriter. considering the history of couples in bands, were you hesitant to mix up the two? He: We were a little hesitant, but we decided to go with it until it created problems. She: This isn’t my first trip around the band/couple block, but I am a hopeless optimist. So, I mean, I feel pretty great about how all this is going to turn out. what are the most challenging elements of sharing a creative project with your significant other? He: The key is to both feel fulfilled creatively. If no one acts like a diva and you can find a common collaborative ground, then it will work. If we start butting heads for too long and things are going nowhere, we just take a break. She: So true. For us, that’s the formula: Nobody gets squashed, we sincerely respect one another’s ideas and if somebody starts being a jerk (I usually run out of patience first; Ryan is very patient) then we go do something else for a while. Most of the time that doesn’t happen. I think we’re getting better at sticking it out through the frustrating parts of arranging songs — it’s a terrifically challenging task sometimes, but that’s part of why we love it. can you ever imagine the project without the other? He: That shouldn’t come up till we are both separately trying to play our greatest hits at country clubs and casinos. It’s easy enough though to come up with a name for every group of people working together creatively. If it isn’t, then

you aren’t being very creative. You’re thinking about things from a marketability angle.

ous and kicked that girl’s ass in my head, but in real life was totally polite to her.

She: That’s going to be awesome. I will name my band No Ryans Allowed, and there will be one person named Ryan in the band, but not Ryan Furstenberg. I am a very creative person.

any advice for other couples currently working together or considering it?

do you ever get jealous when people in the audience are drooling over your partner or talking to them after the show? He: That’s why we got a dog. The faintest whiff of pheromones and Bella mangles limbs and tears epidermises. She: Ha! I kinda like it when girls are all crushing on my man and stuff. Except that one time I got pretty jeal-

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He: Run ... into each other’s arms. But seriously, some great advice I got was that you are only as good a group as the relationship you have with your bandmate. You should also consider whether you can be around your partner for prolonged amounts of time. She: Like, all the time. It took us most of a year to figure out how not to drive one another up the wall on the regular. Stick it out if you think it can work, because it’s so worth it when it’s working well. It will not always work well, but that’s life, you know?


Singer-songwriters Emily Easterly and J Seger perform together as va/Md, separately as solo artists and occasionally back other local songwriters. and did your relationship begin before or after the band? Seger: A friend of mine knew her [Emily] and asked if I wanted to go see her play. That was the first time I saw her. As our relationship started, we were both doing our own things musically and we greatly supported each other in those endeavors. Then it went from sound-boarding ideas, to helping polish ideas, to accompanying, to writing together, to a shared project [VA/MD]. considering the history of couples in bands, were you hesitant to mix up the two? He: Not at all. I was eager. She: No. I have always liked to surround myself with creative people, so it only made sense to be with someone creative and to share those ideas together. what are the benefits of working with your partner? He: The benefit is simply that there are two of us interested in an idea! Working with people musically, in general, can be difficult in terms of time, inspiration, motive. I’d say our relationship makes it much easier because we’re already invested in each other, so those things are less of a pain point. can you ever imagine the project without the other? She: I think even if the other weren’t physically playing on the project, there would be a lot of discussion and sharing ideas about it, so ultimately, the other would always be involved. If, god forbid, you ever broke up, would that be the end of the band? He: We’re married. There’s no He breakup or The End. do you ever get jealous when people in the audience are drooling over your partner or talking to them after the show?

She: [Laughs] Yes, he’s the kind of guy who stands out in a crowd even when he’s not on stage, so I can get my feathers ruffled on occasion if there’s some unwanted attention around!

He: Of course; she’s beautiful and talented. And that is why I carry a switchblade.

any advice for other couples currently working together or considering it?

He: Forget all of the stereotypes and romanticizing and just get on with it. She: It all comes down to respect. If you don’t respect what your other half is doing, musically or otherwise, then any kind of working together (or relationship for that matter) probably won’t work. • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 37


Stephanie Morgan and Chuck Lichtenberger perform in local indie pop outfit stephaniesid and independently with a variety of local jazz fusion projects including Crybaby and The Archrivals.

We tend to want to fight each other’s battles, says Stephanie Morgan. “Having acute awareness of each other’s emotional state ... can be a challenge.”

of like retirees — and we know what the other is into creatively and emotionally, which makes for a sort of shorthand when we’re working on new ideas. But having that acute awareness of each other’s emotional state in a group situation can be a challenge because we tend to want to fight each other’s battles.

what are the most challenging elements of sharing a creative project with your significant other?

do you ever get jealous when people in the audience are drooling over your partner or talking to them after the show?

did your relationship begin before or after the band? Morgan: We met when Chuck subbed in for our piano player in my jazz standards band (now called Crybaby). considering the history of couples in bands, were you hesitant to mix up the two? I had just come out of a two-year relationship with the drummer in that band [Crybaby]! And we were all friends. So, yeah, we were hesitant for a minute. But you know how these things are.

The line between creative differences and personal differences is blurry. So we argue about that sometimes. Communication becomes extremely important, and we don’t always have that figured out.

No. We love when that happens. Love and lust make the world go round. And at the end of the day, we’re going home together.

what are the benefits of working with your partner?

any advice for other couples currently working together or considering it?

We get to spend more time together than I think most couples do — sort

Be honest, to the core. It’s harder than you think.

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by Alli Marshall Some of the greatest love stories are not about star-crossed lovers, but about pursuits of passion. And not romantic passion, but the sort of passion that involves waking up in the middle of the night to jot an idea in a bedside notebook. Or not sleeping at all. Or giving up everything to follow of a dream. Against all odds, and despite all obstacles. That sort of thing. Here are three such tales.

Speed dating Joshe Clark has broken his collar bone, some ribs, an arm and “I’m on my eighth concussion,” he says. “There are times when you’re laying in the hospital bed right after you’ve been operated on or come to, when you say, ‘This isn’t worth the risk.’” Then, two or three days out of the hospital, Clark’s thinking he needs to clean the air filters on his bike so he can ride again. Such is the siren call of motocross. The sport of motocross — motorcycle racing on enclosed, off-road circuits — started with competitions held in the U.K. more than a century ago. Requiring athletic prowess and daring, freestyle motocross was added to the X Games in ’99. And it’s dangerous: There are, on average, three motocross deaths each year. Clark, who lives in Old Fort, got started in the sport as a 6-year-old. He grew up on a farm with plenty of room to ride — a pastime his father was fond of. While Clark’s father didn’t race, he did take his son to

Joshe Clark performing a jump. Photo by David Robbins

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watch races. “It came naturally,” says Clark. “As natural as it’s come to my kids.” His son was riding at age 3 and his daughter at 4: There’s a racing class for 4- to 6-year-olds who ride kid-size 50 cc motorcycles at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. “Even as a rider, if you go to a new track and there’s a big jump that you haven’t jumped yet, there’s a weird feeling in the pit of your stomach,” says Clark. “You rely on your experience. I won’t say a lot of it’s prayer, but there is some involved. You’re just hoping that what you think will work, will work.” If a rider is right, he lands it. If not, he crashes. Clark says, as a parent it’s more nerve wracking to advise his children and watch them race than it is to attempt a trick for himself. But there’s a wholesome side to the sport, too. Clark says his parents supported his riding, as a teen, because “they knew where I was on the weekends. I was at the dirt bike track, practicing. They knew I wasn’t out raising Cain and painting overpasses. That’s what I hope for my kids.” Clark says that 95 percent of his racing has been on the East Coast, from Pennsylvania to Florida. Most racetracks are sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association. Clark’s favorite is Muddy Creek Raceway in Bluntville, Tenn., because of the way the jumps are laid out and the elevation changes “which are a lot of fun as a rider.” A pro rider from 2000 to ’09 (these days, younger racers are homeschooled so that they can turn professional right at age 16; a lot of injuries early on can drastically shorten a career), Clark now rides in the vet pro class, for ages 30 and older. When a racer is trying to make money in the sport, it means riding in bad weather and on hard tracks. These days, “I just go to the ones I want to,” says Clark. He also does rider training with children. But Clark is a long way from parking his motorcycle.“Once you get out of the speed classes, the vet classes go up 65-plus. You’d be surprised at the speed they carry,” says Clark. “I’ll ride dirt bikes as long as I can, as long as it’s physically possible.”

Mechanics of love “To create simple shapes required complicated machinery,” says sculptor Hoss Haley. Some of his simple shapes include the large, bronze, dish-shaped fountain in Pack Square Park; the woven, stainless steel pergola over the park’s stage; and a collection of round white orbs on display at the Asheville Art Museum. Those

Hoss Haley with his drawing machine. Photo by Max Cooper

balls were fashioned from discarded washing machines which Haley saw abandoned regularly in the local scrapyard. He sculpted them into forms of crumpled and thrown-away papers: A statement about disposable culture. But how, exactly, does one crumple a washing machine? Haley himself didn’t know the answer at first. His training was with a blacksmith in New Mexico, but in sculpture, “to get the scale I wanted to get, to beat on a piece of metal was impractical,” he says. So he thought about machines that could achieve the forged effect but with the power to work in large scale.

That inventor’s eye may be inherited. Haley grew up on a farm in Kansas with a father who was a closet inventor. “He was always trying to come up with a complicated way to do a simple task,” the artist jokes. Haley’s own inventions are more successful that his father’s imaginings: The sculptor’s drawing table (a work of kinetic art that is controlled by a motion sensor and scrawls looping sketches onto scrolling paper) will be on exhibit as part of 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh (March 24 to Aug. 11). But that piece is a return to an art • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 41

form that Haley had sidelined half a decade ago. “I decided I should use that energy to make the equipment that I make the art with,” he says. “It goes back to the machines doing what I would do with my hands, if I could. I try to be careful that the machine isn’t dictating what I make. That it’s serving my ideas and I’m not serving the machine.” In the scrapyard, Haley found himself confronted with a wealth of discarded washing machines — an unusual material for him. Most of his sculptures are large and heavy; one piece, outside of his studio in West Asheville, is a whopping 2 tons. Washing machines are “the most undesirable material,” he says. Light and thin and white as opposed to the heavy, thick and dark norm of iron or bronze. “Yet, somehow there’s something so cool about it,” Haley says of the cast-off appliances. “Because it’s too expensive to repair them, people throw them away.” That’s where he got the idea of the wadded-up, dismissed shape. “But then I had to come up with the tooling that wrinkled the metal in that manner. That crazy-inventor side surfaced,” says Haley. His self-made machines include a 100-ton press built from steel found in scrapyards. Haley also works with assistants for large pieces. “It’s great that I get to say we instead of me: The Pack Square fountain is the first time I did something that I absolutely couldn’t do alone,” he says. “When we started one [of the team] said, ‘How are we going to do that?’ I said, ‘We’re going to do it. We’ve got to.’” Haley started working seriously on public art projects a decade ago. His current workload is split evenly between commissions and pet projects, such as the drawing machine. “It really is a labor of love,” he says. “This is a hard way to go — I think that’s true for anybody in the arts. I would never suggest that anybody do it. You should only do it if you can’t not do.” But, he adds, “I honestly have to say that my biggest fear is that somebody’s going to walk in and say that you can’t do this anymore.”

Designs on you J. Horton (who goes by just his surname) got his first tattoo (of his friend’s band’s album cover, and done with a homemade tattoo gun) when he was 13. At 17, he had yellow and orange flames added around the top of his shoulders and a year later, he had his throat tattooed. That one is of a hand making devil fingers. “It’s an old tradition — it means to scorn or to block off,”

Tattoo artist and musician Horton. Photo by Max Cooper

says Horton. “Ronnie Dio’s grandmother used to do that all the time, so he started doing it. That’s were that comes from.” The late Dio was a member of Black Sabbath, among other bands, and is credited with popularizing the devil horns symbol. With that tattoo, says Horton, “I pretty much threw away any type career, besides tattooing or music.” But those two creative pursuits are what he wanted to do, anyway.

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In fact, Horton’s Unification Tattoo Parlour, on Merrimon Avenue, celebrated its first anniversary last fall. With a party at One Stop. Horton provided the music, as his solo electronic project Ho-Tron Beatz. So, yes, Horton’s dream to live a life immersed in art and music, has come true. Not only does he do both (he’s also a drummer, and plays washboard and tambourine in local folk-punk outfit Hillside Bombers), he sometimes does both at the same

time. Unification is part visual art space, part tattoo shop and part recording studio. Horton and his friends work on music after hours, and hope to provide affordable recording services to local bands in the future. “When I’m tattooing, I’ll sit and listen to stuff I want to remix,” he says. “I’ve sampled the tattoo machine.” Listen for that distinctive sound on Ho-Tron Beatz tracks. But when it comes to being tattooed himself, Horton is selective. His own tattoos are a collection built over the years, and are less about what they represent (though he does have a tear near his right eye “for all the people who lose their arms for diamonds”) than who created them. “I pretty much just let the artist do what they want on me,” says Horton, who often trades work with artists he likes. He has few regrets about the work he’s had done — he’s considering having one removed from his back (“I let some metalhead tattoo me and I didn’t get what I wanted. I wanted a monkey in a tree, and he put screaming faces.”) But for the most part, “They aren’t super-significant [but] they’re a time line.” Horton’s career as an artist is also a timeline, starting in his Indiana hometown with that homemade tattoo gun. He traveled to Florida where he became friends with a group of people from The Farm in Tennessee who introduced him to Asheville. Horton relocated to WNC for a brief stint, before moving to West Hollywood to work as a tattoo artist. “But I missed Asheville,” he says. So now he’s back, and he says he’s staying. And he wants to promote “unity in the community,” possibly with hang outs at Unification. One thing that Horton has noticed, over the years, is that tattoos have become less fringe. “Nowadays I get 70-year-olds. Grandmas and grandpas who want tattoos,” he says. “TV shows [like Ink Master and Tattoo School] are making people accept it more as an art.” There are still moments though, when Horton finds himself wondering why he’s getting curious looks. “And then I look in the mirror and go, ‘Oh.’” He laughs. “I forget what I look like. I’m so used to it — that’s just who I am.” Alli Marshall can be reached at

sWEETHEARTs / BiTTERHEARTs by Alli Marshall All events are on Thursday, Feb. 14, unless otherwise noted. For a complete listing, visit Clubland and Calendar.

and Furstenberg will double date with another cello-guitar duo: prypyat (Leah Gibson and Duncan Webster) from Durham who are also members of Lost in the Trees and Hammer No More the Fingers. Very special guest Mother Explosives (the newlyengaged Eric Janoski) opens. 9:30 p.m., $6.


The annual anti-valentines day pillowfight returns. In case the name doesn’t say it all, there’s a video of the event at vimeo. com/20203667. It’s based on one of the same name held in San Francisco, “just another way to have fun and protest the commercialization of human relationships,” says the Facebook invite. No feather pillows and take off your glasses, but otherwise, go nuts. pritchard park, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

“In Developer, Social Studies has succeeded in evoking a set of feelings and emotions that will linger with listeners long after the last notes have faded away,” says press of the new album by quintet from San Francisco. “There is a connection between the personal and universal.” And romance. At least for one night. Social Studies plays a Valentine’s Day-themed show at the Emerald lounge, along with ramona Falls (the new project of former Menomena member Brent Knopf). 9 p.m., $10.

the hop Ice cream café sets the stage at its Merrimon Avenue location for a couples’ show: “An evening of love and happiness (and music),” says the venue. Adding ice cream to that mix can’t hurt, either. ryan Barrington cox and Emily keebler of Lassos share a bill with dulci Ellenberger and Jason Mencer of Now You See Them. 6-8 p.m.

Mechanical Eye Microcinema (MEM) hosts a screening of a dozen short films exploring topics of love and heartbreak. “The film program is a mix of handmade, animated, collage, cut-paper animation, live-action and even a glitched video game,” says a press release for the event, which is a mix of video and 16

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Eat, drink and be romanced: the white horse serves up a valentine’s dinner (6:30 p.m., gourmet meal from Black Mountain Bistro) and concert by vocalist wendy Jones with accompaniment by pianist Michael Jefry Stevens at 8 p.m. Music is from the songbooks of Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and more. $30 for dinner and show / $17 show only.

mm. 8 p.m. at the BeBe theatre. $5. the Moon and you (the on and off stage duo of cellist Melissa Hyman and guitarist Ryan Furstenberg —

you might know them from Sweet Claudette and Uncle Mountain, respectively) plays a romantic evening of music at the lab on Feb. 14. And, because it’s a date night thing, they’re not going it alone. Hyman

Local singer-songwriter-comedian Jeff thompson performs a Funny valentine Show at Dobra Tea House on Friday, Feb. 15. He’s the guy who made the “Shit New Age Guys Say” video. He promises to have equally funny Valentine’s Dayrelated material. “Bring a date! Or don’t! Be your own date!” Thompson suggests. 8-10 p.m. ten cent orchestra (that’s Chelsea LaBate’s Ten Cent Poetry with orchestral accompaniment arranged by Silas Durocher of The Get Right Band) presents its In the Name of love show at Asheville Music School’s Performance Loft. “Come indulge in love songs by Ten Cent Poetry, several from the album Picking Through the Pawn Shop, with soul-stirring violins, violas and cellos,” says the Facebook event. Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. $10-$20 donation. Alli Marshall can be reached at • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 43

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for love or moruga: Self-described local “Chili Head” Ryan Deegan shows his love for hot peppers through tears. Photo by Max Cooper

by Emily Patrick Two grown men sit side by side on a sofa with tears pouring down their cheeks and dripping onto their collars. Right now, they’re in a state of endorphin-induced bliss, but in a few minutes, they will be doubled over with pain, throwing up in a trash can. Perhaps they are daring. Maybe they are foolish. But most of all, they are lovesick. The object of their affection? The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, which the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University declared the

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hottest pepper in the world in 2012. These men are chili-heads, explains Joel Mowrey, owner of Smokin’ J’s Fiery Foods in Candler. “Chili-head is your official terminology for somebody who’s way into chili peppers,” he says. “People like the challenge.” Beyond their shared pepper affection (or affliction, perhaps), they don’t have much in common. Ryan Deegan is a Web developer who enthusiastically follows the Miami Heat. Daniel Stonestreet is a vegan chef for EdenOut meal-delivery service (formerly Veg-In-Out). If not for the Moruga, they might never have met.


Mowrey grew the peppers that Deegan and Stonestreet have just eaten. They swallowed heaping spoonfuls of a glowing red puree, a mash of skins, pulp and membrane, flecked with seeds. Mowrey is happy to provide enthusiastic chili-heads with fodder for their fixation, but he doesn’t partake. He enjoys diluted versions of the peppers he grows on his Candler farm in the hot sauces and marinades he manufactures. Stonestreet and Deegan, on the other hand, love the Moruga for its heat. “Some people might classify that sensation directly under pain, but to my brain, it’s like a different thing,” Stonestreet says. “It’s pleasure for me.” Deegan feels pain when he eats the pepper, but he endures the burn. It boosts his confidence. “You could call it love/hate because the second I put it in my mouth, and it starts to hurt, I can’t believe I did it,” he says. “I like knowing that I can do it because I don’t think there’s a lot of people out there who can. I excel at some things, but this is the first thing I’ve ever done where no one else will even try to touch it.” About a year ago, Deegan graduated from cooking with jalapeño and habanero peppers, easily found in grocery stores, to 7-Pots and Ghost Peppers, which he must grow himself or buy from Mowrey. He’s also had run-ins with the Moruga, which packs more than 2,000 times the heat of a jalapeño, according to researchers at NMSU. Internet forums, such as, spurred him on. The peppers that were once components of recipes became, in their pure forms, the focus of YouTube videos, in which Deegan chronicles his sufferings. “It’s absolutely a hobby,” he says. But, he adds, if hot peppers were suddenly outlawed, he wouldn’t mind.

From certain angles, Deegan and Stonestreet’s pepper obsession seems irresponsible. Deegan says capsaicin-induced cramps have left him doubled over behind the wheel of his (parked) car. But at the core of their indulgence, both men find a deeper purpose. “It’s like an inner journey because, while you’re sitting there, everything else kind of blanks out, and you’re just focusing on getting through the next moment,” Deegan says. “That’s one of the only times I remember that nothing’s going through your head except for making it through this.” Deegan challenges himself to endure the burning in his mouth, throat, lungs and stomach for at least five minutes after swallowing a pepper. After that, he turns to ice cream, milk or dark beer for relief, although he sometimes sticks out the burn for upward of 10 minutes. Stonestreet endeavors to harness a hot pepper’s intensity to enhance meditation. “I do believe, in deep meditation, that eating something this spicy could trigger an event like astral projection,” he says. And while he jokes about bringing an alien back from outer space, there’s a legitimate angle to Stonestreet’s curiosity about the connection between his mind and his mouth. The Moruga is not for those of weak constitution, Deegan cautions. He says he only stomachs about half of the hot peppers he eats; the rest come back out the way they went in. For the curious, he endeavors to describe the flavor of each one. He likens the Moruga to a habanero with far more heat and extra fruit flavors. “It kind of reminds me of a raspberry,” he says. “A violent, killer raspberry.”

COMING MARCH 20 A CALL TO KIDS OF ALL AGES: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! What is your view of Asheville? How do you see the world around you? Be a reporter for the Mountain Xpress. What idea do you have that will make better the community?

Please send your stories/poetry/photographs/drawings/paintings to by Feb. 28 for a chance to be published!

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by Jen Nathan Orris Kisses are fleeting, but an animal's love lasts. Whether or not you have a partner to whisk you off your feet this Valentine's Day, you may have a pet at home just waiting to steal your heart. You can't shower your dog with chocolate and roses, but you can give him something special during this season of love: cosmic communication. "I think the heart aspect of animals is what hooks us all," says animal communicator Cindy Smith. Smith spends her days listening to the secret desires of dogs, cats and horses. She’s a professional animal communicator who looks into our pets' minds to translate their thoughts and emotions into words we can understand. Pet owners call Smith when they need advice on how to keep their dog from running away, or to find out what's ailing an aloof cat. Owners hold the phone as Smith telepathically speaks to the animal, who may be by the owner's side in Asheville or as far away as Korea. She uses her training in meditation to put the animal in a trance-like state, in order to read the pet's thoughts through images and feelings. Smith tells the owner how the animal is feeling, and gives the pet an opportunity to ask its owner questions. Smith is one of several animal communicators in the Asheville area who specialize in deciphering what animals are thinking, most often to solve behavioral or health issues. During phone appointments, Smith hones in on the images in an animal’s mind to get answers to complicated problems. But you don't

Animal communicator Cindy Smith gives rescue dog Buddy a belly rub for Valentine’s Day and every day.

need a professional to foster a direct line to your dog's heart. All it takes is a little concentration and an open mind. As our thoughts turn to love, romantic and otherwise, Smith encourages owners to take a moment to tell their

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animals how they feel. Putting an image in your mind and concentrating on your feelings can help break the language barrier. "If you compliment them on something they're already offering, they will build on that,” she

says. “It reinforces them and it also lets them know that you're getting the message that they love you." Smith suggests recognizing a specific behavior, like how much you appreciate when your dog greets you at the door, so you can give a concrete example of the love you feel. So what should be on your pet's itinerary this Valentine's Day? Take your dog for a hike, followed by a good belly rub. Feed your cat a healthy treat and gently stroke her head. If you're lucky enough to have a horse, saddle him up and go for a trail ride. Most importantly, Smith suggests making a special effort to appreciate all your animal does for you throughout the year. "Animals would love to be recognized for the Herculean efforts they make day after day to make us happy, take care of us, keep us safe,” she says. So skip the chocolate and give your pet what it really wants: a devoted owner who listens. • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 47

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Bluegrass First class

patterson hood Patterson Hood (of the Drive-By Truckers) says, in his bio, that he likes writing on the road, though it’s hard to finish songs amid the distractions. So, he decided to write a book (which was to be called Slam Dancing in the Pews). But, in the process of writing that, he ended up writing an album (last fall’s Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance). The album features Hood’s dad, David (a session player for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson). Hood plays a two-night stand at The Grey Eagle, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14 and 15. 9 p.m., $15. Dylan LeBlanc opens. Photo by Andy Tennille.

Bark! In case your your faithful canine has been like, “What, the dog park again? Why can’t we ever go to a movie or a play?” Bark! (a musical, no less) is here. OK, the show — staged at Asheville Community Theatre — is not really for furry friends, but for the people who love them. It’s the story of six canine characters spanning the course of one day at Deena’s Doggie Daycare, and the whole show (complete with song and dance) is told from the dogs’ points of view. It runs Friday, Feb. 15-Sunday, March 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $15 / $22 / $25. ashevilletheatre. org. Photo by Kristi Hedberg

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Now in its 18th year, the annual Bluegrass First Class weekend event features performers like Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (Lawson is pictured here), Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and many others — including The Bluegrass Album Band, making its first appearance in 23 years. Doors open at noon on Friday and Saturday, with music and dance as well as instrument classes taught by Wayne Erbsen. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-17 at the Crowne Plaza Resort. Tickets are $45 for Friday, $54 for Saturday and $99 for both days. The Sunday morning gospel show is free and open to all attendees.

ron rash and local matters Book club Mountain Xpress announces the Local Matters Book Club, in partnership with Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café. The readers’ group will focus on works of fiction written by local and regional authors and/or with Western North Carolina themes. Each book selection will be by an author scheduled to read at Malaprop’s — such as our first book, Nothing Gold Can Stay, a collection of short stories by Ron Rash. (The book will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 19; Rash will appear at the bookstore on Sunday, Feb. 24 in a ticketed event.) Xpress writer and book reviewer Alli Marshall moderates the Local Matters Book Club, which will meet in the Malaprop’s cafe semi-bi-monthly. The first meeting is on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m., to discuss Nothing Gold Can Stay. Anyone interested in joining the Local Matters Book Club should e-mail Marshall at amarshall@mountainx. com. Space is limited. Photo by Mark Haskett.

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clubland Peggy Ratusz & Aaron Price, 6:30pm

Wednesday, FeB. 13

JaCk of the wood pub No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm

5 walnut wine bar Jamar Woods (soul, funk), 8-10pm

lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: The Moon & You (folk, pop) w/ Prypyat & Mother Explosives, 9:30pm

adam dalton distillery Jeff Bujak (IDM, dance), 10pm

lobster trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm

allstars sports bar and grill Karaoke, 9pm

monte vista hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm

barley's taproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm

odditorium Maid Myriad (rock), 9:30pm

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Open mic, 7pm

olive or twist Heather Masterton Jazz Quartet, 8-11pm

bywater International reggae night (DJ), 9pm Creekside taphouse Open mic, 9pm

one stop deli & bar Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ w/ Kendall Huntley, 5-8pm

dirty south lounge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

orange peel Who's Bad (Michael Jackson tribute), 9pm phoenix lounge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm

elaine's dueling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

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pisgah brewing Company The Everydays (acoustic, Americana), 6:30pm

grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Joe Pug (folk, country) w/ Tim Easton, 8pm

purple onion Cafe Jon Shain, 7:30pm

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm

red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm

harrah's Cherokee Throwback DJ ('70s-'90s), 6pm-close

sCandals nightClub Miss & Mr. Asheville Sweetheart Pageant, 10pm

holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm isis restaurant and musiC hall Impromptu Sessions (improv jam w/ rotating musicians), 9:30pm JaCk of the wood pub Old-time jam, 4pm

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PATTERSON HOOD w/ Dylan LeBlanc • 9pm

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BLACK FRANCIS w/ Reid Paley 9pm

FARMER JASON (Jason & The Scorchers) kids’ show! 3pm

MENOMENA with Guards 9pm


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

lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Carey Murdock (singer-songwriter) w/ Emily Easterly, 9:30pm lobster trap Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, electronics), 7pm olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Soul/jazz jam w/ Preston Cate, 10pm orange peel Old 97's (alt-country, pop) w/ The Travoltas & Rhett Miller (solo acoustic), 9pm phoenix lounge Rocky Lindsley (rock), 9pm red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm tallgary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm the dugout Karaoke, 8pm the hangar lounge Karaoke, 10pm timo's house Blues Jam, 10pm trailhead restaurant and bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

southern appalaChian brewery Miriam Allen (fusion, roots), 7pm

a Frank by any other name: Black Francis is the dark and gritty solo project of Charles Thompson IV, best known as The Pixies’ frontman Frank Black (his most-used pseudonym, among many). The highly influential songwriter visits Asheville for a show at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Feb. 16. Photo by Andy Tennille tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Jason DiCristofaro & His Vibraphone, 9pm

Miss & Mr. Asheville Sweetheart Pageant, 10pm

vanuatu kava bar Open mic, 8:30pm

elaine's dueling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

wild wing Cafe Jeff & Justin (acoustic), 8pm

thursday, FeB. 14 5 walnut wine bar The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm allstars sports bar and grill Dance night, 10pm

emerald lounge Ramona Falls (indie rock) w/ Social Studies, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tasting room Paul Edelman (indie folk), 6pm grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers) w/ Dylan LeBlanc, 9pm

altamont brewing Company Aaron "Woody" Wood (blues, rock), 9pm

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm

barley's taproom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm

harrah's Cherokee Karaoke, 8pm-midnight

blaCk mountain ale house Ten Cent Poetry (folk, pop), 9pm

holland's grille Dr. Brown's team trivia, 8pm

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, rock), 7pm

isis restaurant and musiC hall Vollie McKenzie (jazz, swing), 8pm

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tallgary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm the market plaCe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm timo's house Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm-2am trailhead restaurant and bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Romantic music w/ Peggy Ratusz & Aaron Price, 9pm vanuatu kava bar Lap Poetry benefit auction, 9pm westville pub The Sweet Talkers (rockabilly, honky-tonk), 9pm white horse blaCk mountain "Songs of Love & Desire" feat: Wendy Jones & Michael Jefry Stevens, 8pm wild wing Cafe Eric Everette (acoustic), 9pm

FrIday, FeB. 15 5 walnut wine bar Russ Wilson & the Bill Gerhardt Trio (jazz), 10pm allstars sports bar and grill Sharkadelics (rock, pop, covers), 10pm altamont brewing Company Live music, 8pm

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highland brewing Company Circus Mutt (roots, rock), 6pm

apotheCary Late Night Show Asheville Tonight! (variety, comedy, music), 9:30pm

hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm

asheville musiC hall Brownout (Latin, psychedelic, funk) w/ Earphunk, 10pm

isis restaurant and musiC hall Dub Cartel (reggae) w/ Josh Blake, 8pm

athena's Club Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

JaCk of hearts pub River Rats (blues, rock), 9pm

bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am

boiler room Running on E w/ Monkey in Podship & Neither Scene Nor Herd (rock, pop punk), 9pm Club eleven on grove Red & White Party w/ DJ Jam (classic R&B), 9pm

frenCh broad brewery tasting room The Stereofidelics (rock, pop), 6pm




south side station Karaoke, 9pm

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BEAR DOWN EASY (Appalachian Roots)

tallgary's Cantina Space Truckers (rock), 9:30pm

lobster trap Leo Johnson Trio (hot jazz), 7-9pm

the bywater Sweet Claudette (acoustic soul), 9pm

monte vista hotel Kevin Scanlon (old-time, folk), 6pm

the hangar lounge Pink & Red Party feat: Harry Darnell & DJ D-Train, 9pm

native kitChen & soCial pub Letters to Abigail (Americana, folk, country), 8pm

timo's house DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am


town pump Wink Keziah (honky-tonk), 9pm

A Ford Night Hip-Hop feat.11pm Theatreof Reunion (cabaret punk, $5


emerald lounge Phuncle Sam (rock, jam), 10pm

sCandals nightClub "Zumbathon Charity Event," 7pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

straightaway Cafe Dave Turner (jazz/pop piano), 6pm

lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Worldline (rock) w/ Alarm Clock Conspiracy, 9:30pm

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm


southern appalaChian brewery Screaming J's (boogie-woogie, blues), 8pm

JaCk of the wood pub Sherri Lynn (bluegrass), 5pm Bobby Miller & the Virginia Daredevils (bluegrass) w/ Acoustic Circus, 9pm

blaCk mountain ale house The Get Right Band (acoustic, rock, funk), 9pm

root bar no. 1 Jay Brown w/ Matt Rue (roots, blues), 9pm

gypsy rock), 9:30pm & Chach Campaign


treasure Club 21+ DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am one stop deli & bar Free Dead FridaysMountain feat: members of feat. 7pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and Benefit for Azalea School David The Plowshares $15 PhuncleEarl Sam, & 5-8pm good stuff blues All Ages & The Gypsy Swingers Paul Edelman "The Jangling Sparrow" Kontained (jazz), 7pm orange peel (folk, Americana), 8pm Jim Arrendell & the Cheap Suits (dance), Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead 10pm grey eagle musiC hall & tavern tribute), 9pm vanuatu kava bar Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers) paCk's tavern w/ Dylan LeBlanc, 9pm Mary Sparks & Anthony Dorion-Labelle Sloantones (rock, blues, funk), 9pm (electro-coustic, ambient, improv), 9pm grove park inn great hall phoenix lounge wall street Coffee house Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), Jazz night, 8pm 2-4pm Open mic, 9pm Bill Covington (piano classics & stanpisgah brewing Company white horse dards), 6-9pm The Wheeler Brothers (Americana), 9pm Asheville Tango Orchestra, 8pm harrah's Cherokee red stag grill wild wing Cafe Saloon 5 (rock, country) w/ DJ Suave, 8pm-2am Burning Bright (rock), 9pm Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm

Saturday, February 9th


Music Schedules Friday, February 15th

10pm $8/$12 21+

Benefit for Jason Hall feat.

10pm $10 21+



Brownout w/ Earphunk

(Grupo Fantasma Side Project)

Samuel Paradise


w/ Portugal by Day (Panther God side project), $5 21+ Boy In Sleep (Javi from RBTS WIN), & EME

Saturday, February 16th GENIASS PRESENTS:

BOSNIAN RAINBOWS w/ Marriages $14/$17 21+ 10pm

feat, Omar Rodriguez-López of The Mars Volta)

Tuesday, February 19th

TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm Skyfoot & Timbre Coup $2 - ALL AGES! DJ Adam Strange spins afterwards til 11pm!

Thursday, February 21st



10pm $5 21+

Friday, February 22nd 10pm THE GET RIGHT BAND CD RELEASE PARTY $8/$10 w/ Asian Teacher Factory & The Archrivals 21+

2-23 • Perpetual************* Groove w/ The Heavy Pets 3-2 • stephanies id w/ Antique Firearms & The Old Ceremony *************



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The asheville Fm news hour brings you commentary, interviews and the latest happenings throughout the WNC region. Every week, we bring you CalCast (in collaboration with Mountain Xpress), as well as The Wild Gardener with Peter Loewer. Tune in weekly for lively discussions with news makers, nonprofits and everyday folks. The team includes (from left to right) Victor Palomino, Kimberly Roney, Stephanie Biziewski and Scott Owen. Thursdays at 7 p.m. Photo by Max Cooper

saturday, FeB. 16 5 walnut wine bar The Krektones (surf, garage), 9:30pm allstars sports bar and grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm asheville musiC hall Bosnian Rainbows feat: Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta (rock, experimental) w/ Marriages, 10pm asheville musiC sChool performanCe loft Ten Cent Orchestra (pop, folk, chamber), 7:30pm athena's Club Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blaCk mountain ale house Jeff Thompson Trio (singer-songwriter, rock), 9pm blue mountain piZZa Cafe Gwyn Waller Trio, 7pm boiler room Crazyhorse & Colston (hip-hop) w/ Waking September & Epic Superfail (rock), 9pm Creekside taphouse Dave Desmelik (Americana), 9pm

elaine's dueling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am emerald lounge Corb Lund (country rock) w/ Radiolucent, 9pm

West, 9:30pm lobster trap Big Nasty Jazz, 7-9pm monte vista hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm

frenCh broad brewery tasting room Dog Tale (funk, folk), 6pm

o.henry's/tug Dance party w/ DJ Rasa & DJ CosmoQ (house, tribal), 10pm

grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Black Francis (The Pixies' Frank Black) w/ Reid Paley, 9pm

odditorium Modern Man (rock, psychedelic) w/ Cement Stars & Knives & Daggers (shoegaze), 9:30pm

grove park inn great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm

olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm

harrah's Cherokee Buchanan Boys (country) w/ DJ Dizzy, 8pm-2am

one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully) & friends, noon-3pm

highland brewing Company Bear Down Easy (bluegrass, Americana), 6pm

orange peel Imagine Dragons (rock) w/ Atlas Genius & Nico Vega, 9pm

holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm

paCk's tavern Scott Raines & Jeff Anders (acoustic rock), 9pm

hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm JaCk of the wood pub Goner (alt-country, roots), 6pm Firecracker Jazz Band, 9pm lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: (young) American Landscape (post-rock) w/ Mobility Chief & Comet

phoenix lounge The Get Right Band (funk, rock, jam), 9pm pisgah brewing Company Mobley (rock) w/ American Gonzos, Grammer School & Albert Adams, 9pm red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 8-11pm

clubdirectory 185 King street 877-1850 5 Walnut Wine Bar 253-2593 altamont Brewing company 575-2400 the altamont theatre 348-5327 aqua cafe & Bar 505-2081 arcade 258-1400 asheville civic center & thomas Wolfe auditorium 259-5544 the asheville public (tap) 505-1720 asheville music hall 255-7777 athena’s club 252-2456 avery creek pizza & ribs 687-2400 Barley’s tap room 255-0504 Black mountain ale house 669-9090 Blend hookah lounge 505-0067 Blue mountain pizza 658-8777 Blue note grille 697-6828 Boiler room 505-1612 BoBo gallery 254-3426 Broadway’s 285-0400 Burgerworx 253-2333 the Bywater 232-6967 club hairspray 258-2027 club metropolis 258-2027 club remix 258-2027 the chop house 253-1852

the corner 575-2449 craggie Brewing company 254-0360 creature’s cafe 254-3636 creekside taphouse 575-2880 adam dalton distillery 367-6401 dark city deli 257-5300 desoto lounge 986-4828 diana Wortham theater 257-4530 dirty south lounge 251-1777 dobra tea room 575-2424 the dugout 692-9262 eleven on grove 505-1612 emerald lounge 232- 4372 Firestorm cafe 255-8115 Fred’s speakeasy 281-0920 French Broad Brewery tasting room 277-0222 French Broad chocolate lounge 252-4181 the gateway club 456-6789 good stuff 649-9711 grey eagle music hall & tavern 232-5800 grind cafe 430-4343 grove house eleven on grove 505-1612 the grove park Inn (elaine’s piano Bar/ great hall) 252-2711 the handlebar (864) 233-6173

hangar lounge 684-1213 harrah’s cherokee 497-7777 havana restaurant 252-1611 highland Brewing company 299-3370 holland’s grille 298-8780 the hop 254-2224 the hop West 252-5155 Iron horse station 622-0022 Jack of hearts pub 645-2700 Jack of the Wood 252-5445 Jus one more 253-8770 lexington avenue Brewery 252-0212 the lobster trap 350-0505 the lower level 505-8333 luella’s Bar-B-Que 505-RIBS mack Kell’s pub & grill 253-8805 the magnetic Field 257-4003 mike’s side pocket 281-3096 monte Vista hotel 669-8870 odditorium 505-8388 one stop Bar deli & Bar 255-7777 o.henry’s/tug 254-1891 the orange peel 225-5851 pack’s tavern 225-6944 pisgah Brewing co. 669-0190 pulp 225-5851 purple onion cafe 749-1179

rankin Vault 254-4993 red stag grill at the grand Bohemian hotel 505-2949 rendezvous 926-0201 root Bar no.1 299-7597 scandals nightclub 252-2838 scully’s 251-8880 shovelhead saloon 669-9541 smokey’s after dark 253-2155 southern appalacian Brewery 684-1235 spurs 575-2258 static age records 254-3232 stingrays 926-4100 straightaway cafe 669-8856 tallgary’s cantina 232-0809 rocky’s hot chicken shack 575-2260 thirsty monk south 505-4564 timo’s house 575-2886 tolliver’s crossing Irish pub 505-2129 trailhead restaurant & Bar 357-5656 treasure club 298-1400 tressa’s downtown Jazz & Blues 254-7072 Vincenzo’s Bistro 254-4698 Westville pub 225-9782 White horse 669-0816 Wild Wing cafe 253-3066

root bar no. 1 Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 9pm

Stop light party w/ DJ Harry Darnell, 9pm

sCandals nightClub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

town pump Unspoken Tradition (bluegrass), 9pm

altamont brewing Company Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 5:30pm

treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

boiler room Turn-a-bout (drag show), 10pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Carolina Rex (blues, funk, R&B), 10pm

grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Farmer Jason (children's singer-songwriter), 3pm

westville pub Mountain Feist (bluegrass), 10pm

grove park inn great hall Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon Bob Zullo (jazz, pop, guitar), 6:3010:30pm

south side station DJ KO, 8pm southern appalaChian brewery Moxie Lite (Americana, rock), 8pm straightaway Cafe Sherry Lynn & Mountain Friends (bluegrass, country), 6pm tallgary's Cantina Mojomatic (classic rock, blues), 9:30pm the altamont theater The Last Bison (folk, classical), 8pm the bywater Grits & Soul (Americana), 9pm timo's house

white horse Land of the Sky Symphonic Band, 8pm wild wing Cafe Contagious (rock), 9pm

sunday, FeB. 17 5 walnut wine bar

The Roaring Lions (hot jazz), 7-9pm

hotel indigo Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 7-10pm

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DINING AREA 10AM-10PM BAR 4PM - 2AM 122 College St (828) 505-2081

wed. february 13

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cd release

w/ emily easterly 9:30Pm thur. february 14

the moon and you w/ PryPyat, mother exPlosives 9:30Pm fri. february 15


w/ the alarm clock consPiracy 9:30Pm sat. february 16

(young) american


w/ mobility chief, comet west 9:30Pm

isis restaurant and musiC hall Jazz showcase, 8pm JaCk of hearts pub Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, 2pm • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 53

JaCk of the wood pub Irish session, 5pm Southbound Turnaround (rockabilly, honky-tonk), 10pm lobster trap Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm monte vista hotel Jared Gallamore (standards), 11am odditorium Nothing but Wolves (punk, hardcore) w/ Dead Channels, Busted Chops & Birth, 9:30pm one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, noon-3pm

Dinner Menu till 10pm Late Night Menu till


Open 7 Days/Week 5pm–12am

Full Bar



“THE IMPROMPTU SESSIONS” Featuring a rotating cast of some of Asheville’s finest players! 9:30pm • $2


2/15 Sun


2/17 JAZZ SHOWCASE • 8pm • FREE Mon LOCUST HONEY 2/18 Sweet Harmonies w/ raging old-time • 8pm Tue BLUEGRASS SESSIONS 2/19 With Nicky Sanders • 9pm • FREE

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Billy the Kid & the Outlaws (jazz), 8:30pm white horse Drum circle, 2pm

monday, FeB. 18

A True Gentleman’s Club Over 40 Entertainers!







Mon – Thurs


Fri – Sat


520 SWANNANOA RIVER RD, ASHEVILLE, NC 28805 • (828) 298-1400 54 FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 •

treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

tuesday, FeB. 19 5 walnut wine bar The John Henry's (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm altamont brewing Company Open mic, 8pm asheville musiC hall Funk jam, 11pm blue mountain piZZa Cafe Paul Calado (Americana), 7pm boiler room Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance w/ Swing Asheville DJ, 8:30pm Creekside taphouse Old-time jam, 6:30pm grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Menomena (indie rock) w/ Guards, 9pm

grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Contra dance, 8pm

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop, guitar), 6:3010:30pm

handlebar Tuesday swing dance, 7pm Gene Dillard bluegrass jam, 8:30pm

holland's grille Open mic, 8pm

isis restaurant and musiC hall Bluegrass sessions w/ Nicky Sanders, 9pm

isis restaurant and musiC hall Locust Honey (old-time), 8pm


timo's house Jam night (multi-genre open jam), 10pm

westville pub Trivia night, 9pm

Courtyard gallery Open mic, 8-11pm


the hangar lounge Karaoke, 10pm

southern appalaChian brewery Klarcnova (jazz, world), 5pm

blaCk mountain ale house Karaoke, 9pm

Reggae/Rock Steady • 8pm • $8

the bywater Bluegrass jam, 5-11pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Russ Wilson’s swing session, 8-11pm Scary-Oke, 11pm

apotheCary Ever-Ending Kicks w/ Kangarot, Abraham Leonard (singer-songwriter, minimalist) & Possibly Burned to Death, 9pm

music at 8pm

phoenix lounge Suzanne, Jerry & Kurt (of The Moon Shine Babies), 7pm

pulp Slice of Life comedy open mic, 9pm

5 walnut wine bar CaroMia Tiller (singer-songwriter, soul, blues), 8-10pm

Thur VALENTINE’S PRIX FIX DINNER 2/14 with Jazz/Swing feat. Vollie McKenzie


lobster trap Stuart McNair (country, bluegrass, rock),

JaCk of the wood pub Kellin Watson, Will Straughn & John Cloyd Miller (singer-songwriters), 7pm Chompin' at the Bit (old-time), 10pm

lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Sean O'Conner (comedy), 9pm lobster trap Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm native kitChen & soCial pub Trivia, 7pm olive or twist Bluedawg blues jam, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Two for Tuesday feat: Skyfoot & Timbre Coup, 8pm DJ Adam Strange, 10pm phoenix lounge Dave Desmelik (Americana), 8pm sCully's Daughters of Atlantis (acoustic rock), 10pm tallgary's Cantina Techno dance party, 9:30pm the bywater Open mic, 9pm tolliver's Crossing irish pub Trivia, 8:30pm treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Local showcase w/ The Travers Brothers, 8:30pm westville pub Blues jam, 10pm white horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm wild wing Cafe Karaoke, 9:30pm

Wednesday, FeB. 20 5 walnut wine bar Peggy Ratusz (jazz, blues), 8-10pm adam dalton distillery DJ dance party (EDM, bass), 10pm allstars sports bar and grill Karaoke, 9pm barley's taproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm blue mountain piZZa Cafe

two sides of the same coin: Fans of The Mars Volta may find Bosnian Rainbows’ riffy, guitar-driven rock aesthetic familiar, but not too familiar. “… It’s all the same influences that have been in most of my writing and all the people in my bands’ writing,” says frontman Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (of Mars Volta). “… It’s just different elements of those things.” Bosnian Rainbows plays Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 16. Photo by Hisham Bharoocha

Open mic, 7pm

Rocky Lindsley (rock), 9pm

Creekside taphouse Open mic, 9pm

red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm

dirty south lounge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

tallgary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm

double Crown Jozef Van Wissem (avant-garde composer, baroque lutenist) & R. Keenan Lawler w/ Chris Ballard & Ross Gentry (Villages), 9pm elaine's dueling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am good stuff Silent movie night w/ Jake Hollifield (piano), 7pm grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Fishbone (ska, funk, fusion) w/ Mike Dillon Band, 9pm grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm harrah's Cherokee Throwback DJ ('70s-'90s), 6pm-close

the dugout Karaoke, 8pm the hangar lounge Karaoke, 10pm timo's house Blues Jam, 10pm trailhead restaurant and bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am vanuatu kava bar Open mic, 8:30pm wild wing Cafe Aaron LaFalce (acoustic), 8pm

thursday, FeB. 21

holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm

5 walnut wine bar The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm

isis restaurant and musiC hall Impromptu Sessions (improv jam w/ rotating musicians), 9:30pm

allstars sports bar and grill Dance night, 10pm

JaCk of the wood pub Old-time jam, 4pm lobster trap Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, electronics), 7pm olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Soul/jazz jam w/ Preston Cate, 10pm orange peel Figure (electronic, dance) w/ Styles&Complete, 9pm phoenix lounge

barley's taproom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm blaCk mountain ale house Ten Cent Poetry (folk, pop), 9pm boiler room Talent search w/ Euphoria Eclipse, 10pm broadway's Mountains (neo-krautrock, drone) w/ David Daniell & Villages/Nest Egg, 9pm elaine's dueling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am emerald lounge The Goodness Graceful (Americana) w/ Drunken Prayer & Dunder Chiefs, 9pm

frenCh broad brewery tasting room Tristan (folk rock, pop), 6pm good stuff Adrian Krygowski (Americana, "cow punk"), 7pm grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Tift Merritt (alt-country, folk) w/ David Wax Museum, 8:30pm grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm harrah's Cherokee Karaoke, 8pm-midnight holland's grille Dr. Brown's team trivia, 8pm JaCk of hearts pub Old-time jam, 7pm JaCk of the wood pub No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: The Kelly Jo Connect (soul, rock) w/ Elijah Hooker & TJ Lazer & the New Detroits, 9:30pm lobster trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm odditorium Shroud Eater (metal, punk) w/ Kreamy 'Lectric Santa & Tape & Wire, 9pm olive or twist Heather Masterton Jazz Quartet, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ w/ Kendall Huntley, 5-8pm Grateful Dead night w/ Phuncle Sam, 9pm orange peel Matisyahu (roots reggae) w/ Levi Robin, 8pm phoenix lounge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm pisgah brewing Company • FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 55

SAtuRdAy cHicken & WAffleS Sunday Brunch

Larry & Jenny Keel (bluegrass) w/ James Justin & Co., 9pm

monte vista hotel David Zoll (guitar), 6:30pm

The Luxury Spirit (indie rock) w/ The Andrew Usher Band & Elk Tracks, 9pm

purple onion Cafe Chuck Brodsky (folk, Americana), 7:30pm

native kitChen & soCial pub Lester Grass (bluegrass), 8pm

frenCh broad brewery tasting room

odditorium Gentlemen Callers (rock), 9pm

Peggy Ratusz (blues, jazz, swing), 6pm

tallgary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm

one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band (funk) w/ Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, 9pm

the market plaCe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm

orange peel Tame Impala (psychedelic rock) w/ The Growl, 9pm

Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm

timo's house Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm-2am

paCk's tavern DJ Chops (dance, pop), 9pm

red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm

Asheville’s Original Tiki Bar

Eclectic Island Cuisine served late night! 87 Patton Ave., Asheville • 4pm – 2am

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






town pump Dave Desmelik (Americana), 9pm 56 FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 19, 2013 •

Karaoke, 9:30pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues WestSound Review feat: Melody Eddington, 9pm

root bar no. 1 R.A.G. (acoustic rock), 9pm

Shane Pruitt Band (Southern rock, jam), 9pm

sCandals nightClub Dance party, 10pm Benefit for Miss LOS E.O.Y. (drag show), 1am

lexington ave brewery (lab)

westville pub Red Honey (country, blues), 9pm wild wing Cafe Brie Capone (acoustic), 9pm

south side station Karaoke, 9pm

lobster trap

FrIday, FeB. 22

straightaway Cafe Tater Diggers, 6pm

monte vista hotel

5 walnut wine bar Jamar Woods Band (acoustic, funk, soul, jazz), 10pm-midnight allstars sports bar and grill Sharkadelics (rock, pop, covers), 10pm asheville musiC hall The Get Right Band (funk, rock, jam) CD release w/ Asian Teacher Factory & The Archrivals, 10pm athena's Club Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

tallgary's Cantina Unnamed Suspects (rock), 9:30pm timo's house Hip-hop w/ DJ Jet, C. Shreve, DJ Appaloosa, Martin Snoddy, Ho-Tron Beatz & Colston, 9pm treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Tasha Leif & Patrick Boland, 7pm Al "Coffee" McDaniel & Da Grind (blues, soul, R&B), 10pm

hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm JaCk of the wood pub

Back stage: The Campaign 1984 (hard rock) w/ The Hollywood Kills & Jonas Sees in Color, 9:30pm Trevor Storia (jazz), 7pm Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm odditorium Floco Torres (hip-hop), 9pm olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully) & friends, noon-3pm orange peel MiMOSA (electronic, dubstep, hip-hop) w/ Grandtheft, 9pm paCk's tavern

bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am

vanuatu kava bar Ka-Duat (world, ambient, electronic), 9pm

blaCk mountain ale house One Leg Up (gypsy jazz), 9pm

wall street Coffee house Open mic, 9pm

Inner Session Trio w/ Bill Berg (jazz), 8pm

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm

wild wing Cafe Elijah Hooker & Caleb Johnson (rock), 9pm

pisgah brewing Company

grove park inn great hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm

(S. Asheville/Arden)

holland's grille

red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm

grey eagle musiC hall & tavern Hermit Kings (indie rock, soul, country) w/ Shorty Can't Eat Books & A Ghost Like Me, 9pm

2334 Hendersonville Rd.

Twisted Trail (country, rock) w/ DJ Paul Gallo, 8pm-2am

treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

frenCh broad brewery tasting room Dave Dribbon & The Stomping Rain (rock), 6pm

SUN-THUR 8 AM - MIDNIGHT FRI SAT 8 AM - 3 AM (828) 684-8250

harrah's Cherokee

trailhead restaurant and bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm

emerald lounge Lingo (rock, funk, jazz) w/ Midnight Spaghetti, 9pm

• • OPEN 7 DAYS • •

grove park inn great hall

pisgah brewing Company Snake Oil Medicine Show (bluegrass, reggae) w/ Brushfire Stankgrass, 9pm

Club eleven on grove Tango Workshop w/ Karen Jaffe, 6pm "Grown Folk Friday" (classic R&B), 10pm

Where Adult Dreams Come True

phoenix lounge Jazz night, 8pm

grey eagle musiC hall & tavern

harrah's Cherokee Twang Bangers w/ DJ Paul Gallo, 8pm2am hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm JaCk of the wood pub The Blood Gypsies (gypsy jazz), 9pm lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Fictions (rock, shoegaze) w/ Dead Martinis, 9:30pm lobster trap Calico Moon (roots, country, soul), 7-9pm

saturday, FeB. 23 5 walnut wine bar Ashvegas Players (hot jazz), 10pmmidnight

DJ Moto (dance, pop), 9pm phoenix lounge

Bloom & Burns Duo (jazz, fusion), 6:30pm purple onion Cafe The Lonesome Road Band (bluegrass, Southern rock), 8pm red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 8-11pm

allstars sports bar and grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm

root bar no. 1

asheville musiC hall Perpetual Groove (rock, jam) w/ The Heavy Pets, 10pm

sCandals nightClub

athena's Club Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

C2 (rock), 9pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am straightaway Cafe The Zoodles (Americana), 6pm tallgary's Cantina

bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am

Unit 50 (rock), 9:30pm

blaCk mountain ale house The Old Boyz ("rag n' roll"), 9pm

The Smith Outfit (country, rock), 9pm

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Rocket Science, 7pm

town pump treasure Club DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am

boiler room Fictions w/ Mobility Chief & Comet West (rock), 9pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues

Creekside taphouse Moonshine Martini Band, 9pm

westville pub

elaine's dueling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am emerald lounge

The Nightcrawlers (blues, dance), 10pm Bear Down Easy (bluegrass, roots), 10pm wild wing Cafe Derrick Dorsey Band (rock, country), 9pm


theaterlistings Friday, FEBrUary 14 ThUrsday, FEBrUary 21 Due to possible last-minute scheduling changes, moviegoers may want to confirm showtimes with theaters.

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Director: Steven SoDerbergh PlayerS: JuDe law, Mara rooney, catherine ZetaJoneS, channing tatuM crime thriller

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The Story: A young woman accidentally kills her husband, seemingly due to side effects from her antidepressant medication, but things are perhaps more complicated — and nefarious — than they seem.

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The Lowdown: A beautifully shot, expertly acted, wholly professional murder thriller from Steven Soderbergh that misses greatness by being a bit too emotionally detached and slightly too rambling in its climax. If you believe Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects is the director’s once-and-for-all theatrical swan song (his Liberace biopic will premiere on HBO sometime this year, and the filmmaker hasn’t ruled out working in television), then this film is a fitting end to a prolific career — a microcosm of both the strengths and drawbacks of the man’s filmography. Without the passage of time, it’s difficult to tell how we’ll remember Soderbergh’s oeuvre, but right now his work has been defined by being thematically indefinable, constantly jumping genres and never being afraid to try something new. Side Effects encapsulates much of this spirit, mixing up classifications, its intent to be unpredictable and suprising. Side Effects begins as one thing and eventually ends up as a completely different movie in both tone and concerns. The film opens following Emily (Rooney Mara), a young wife whose husband Martin (Channing Tatum) is being released from a four-year-long prison stint for insider trading. Martin’s release seems to trigger a fit of depression and feelings of hopelessness in Emily, who tries to hurt herself by running her car into a parking garage wall. After being admitted to the hospital for her injuries, she meets Dr. Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), a psychiatrist who agrees to help Emily with her issues. He eventually puts her on a designer antidepressant that brings her out of her funk, but causes side effects, including fits of sleepwalking. It’s in one of these sleepwalking episodes that she kills Martin with a kitchen knife, and — by blaming the drug along with her inability to remember the event — Emily soon finds herself committed. If you stopped Side Effects right here, you’d have a film that’s little more than a treatise on the dangers and proliferation of prescription drugs in modern society. But this isn’t

Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in Steven Soderbergh's convoluted thriller Side Effects, the director's purported final theatrical film. a film with any grand message. From here, Dr. Banks, becomes the fall guy for Emily’s crime and, with his career and personal life in tatters, he starts to believe there’s more to this crime than the surface suggests. From here, Side Effects becomes more of a mystery film and — without giving away too much of the plot — eventually a bizarrely austere take on the revenge flick with a clever and strange sense of justice. By the time the credits roll, Soderbergh has made — with its twisting, turning plot — what boils down to a really classy Brian De Palma film. Unfortunately, Soderbergh’s technical proficiency and reluctance to make things too trashy creates a movie that feels too stodgy and distant. While the cast is near perfect (this is the closest I’ve seen Rooney Mara live up to her hype), there’s no real emotional center. Side Effects is such technically proficient filmmaking (despite suffering from too-many-endings syndrome) and so well-crafted that a bit of its entertainment value is lost. But these are, honestly, minor gripes, especially when you set Soderbergh’s film up in contrast to the rest of this winter’s dreary mainstream releases. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7

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Director: Michael haneke (CaChe) PlayerS: Jean-louiS trintignant, eMManuelle riva, iSabelle huPPert, alexanDre tharauD, williaM Shinnell drama

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The Story: A husband tries to cope with his wife’s terminal illness. The Lowdown: Highly-acclaimed in most quarters, this slow, humorless essay in human misery is not going to be to everyone’s taste and will appeal mostly to those already sold on the director’s style. I have given Michael Haneke’s Oscarnominated Amour a grudging, noncommittal three stars for the simple fact that I cannot actually say it is a bad movie. It is technically proficient — within the range required by Haneke’s (let’s say) unadorned, dispassionate style. It is certainly well-acted. It presents its story clearly and coherently. It is perfectly in keeping with Haneke’s established glacial aesthetic and totally unsentimental worldview. It is also slow and deeply unpleasant — meaning that it ranks very high indeed as a prime example of le cinema de médecine mauvais, and is therefore important

argo (r) 1:20, 4:25, 7:10, 10:00 Beautiful creatures (PG-13) 1:10, 4:05, 7:00m 9:55 escape from Planet earth 3d (PG) 1:40, 6:30 escape from Planet earth 2d (PG) 4:10, 8:55 Gangster Squad (r) 1:45, 4:30, 7:25, 10:05 identity thief (r) 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 10:10 the impossible (PG-13) 1:05, 7:05 les miserables (PG-13) 3:40, 9:45 life of Pi 3d (PG-13) 1:00, 4:00, 6:55, 9:50 life of Pi 2d (PG-13) 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10:15 Safe haven (PG-13) 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:20 zero dark thirty (r) 1:50, 5:20, 8:50 n carolina aSheville cinema 14 (274-9500)

amour (PG-13) Starts friday 11:00, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Beautiful creatures (PG-13) 11:15, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 django unchained (r) 3:00, 9:45 escape from Planet earth 3d (PG) Starts friday 11:00, 3:10, 7:20 escape from Planet earth 2d (PG) Starts friday 1:05, 5:15 a Good day to die hard (r) 11:15, 1:30, 3:45, 6:00, 8:15,

10:30 hansel & Gretel: witchunters 3d (r) 9:25 hansel & Gretel: witchunters 2d (r) 11:30, 1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:20 identity thief (r) 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10:00 the oscar nominated Short films 2013 (nr) 11:00, 3:00, 7:00 Quartet (PG-13) 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:15, 10:30 Safe haven (PG-13) 12:10, 2:45, 5:20, 8:00, 10:30 Side effects (r) 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05 Silver linings Playbook (r) 11:10, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 warm Bodies (PG-13) 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:15, 10:30 zero dark thirty (r) 11:30, 6:30 n cineBarre (6657776) n co-ed cinema Brevard (883-2200)

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and good for you. I say it’s épinards and I say to hell with it. There, I’ve said it. And I’m glad — glad, do you hear me? If, from all this, you have gleaned the idea that I disliked Mr. Haneke’s latest outburst of profundity, you would be correct. This, however, is by no means meant to disuade anyone from seeing Amour. No, this is is a film that people should see and judge for themselves. Haneke, after all, has his adherents. While I find his films off-putting, slow, humorless and lacking any sense of humanity, others obviously disagree, Strangely, this particular film is supposed to be something of a departure — a kinder, gentler Haneke, if you will. The idea was that this examination of the last days of an upscale octogenarian couple had somehow humanized the filmmaker. Personally, I saw no evidence of this — and that was true right from the start with its largely pointless preamble involving a rescue team breaking into their apartment after the fact. I might buy the idea Haneke wants the viewer to know this is going to end badly from the onset. (Since it was Haneke, I had assumed that sight unseen.) Does that mean that we needed to see the rescue workers cover their faces from the smell of a decomposing corpse? Probably not, though I’m sure the rationale is realism. However, it’s part and parcel of the more-clinical-than-human tone that pervades the film, which refers back to what led to this grim opening. From that opening, the film jumps back in time to introduce us to Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), a pair of haute bourgeoisie retired music teach-

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ers. (Given Haneke’s history, it’s hard not to assume that his lack of evident compassion stems from their place on the social ladder.) They’re out for an evening watching one of Anne’s former pupils play. They seem quite comfortable in their world, but when they get home they find someone has tried to jimmy the lock to their apartment. What they don’t know, suggests Haneke, is their fears are misplaced since the dangers facing them are in themselves. (Haneke’s other dose of symbolism — involving a pigeon that gets into the apartment — is similarly heavy-handed.) The next morning, we see the first signs of the condition that will claim Anne. The progression is dealt with quickly since Haneke’s interest lies in having us watch the couple at home as things go from bad to worse on the road to the inevitability established in the film’s opening — with, of course, the expected Haneke moment of shock before we get there. How you respond to this is going to depend entirely on whether you find Haneke’s unsentimental detachment a dose of bold realism or the nihilistic rumblings of a filmmaker enamoured of misery for its own sake. My take leans toward the latter, and my feeling is that any trace of humanity in the film comes from the performances of the two leads — an accomplishment all the more impressive given the way they’re virtual prisoners of Haneke’s nailed-down formalism. Ironically, this formal approach proves Haneke’s own undoing when he tries to lead us down the garden path with a dream sequence, which is so unlike the rest of the film that we immediately know something is up. So, does it add up to brilliant piece of cinema? Or is it merely more Haneke nihilism in different clothing? You decide. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14




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The Lowdown: Overlong, distasteful, strikingly unfunny and badly written. It’s not directed all that well either. Here we have about 70 minutes worth of movie spread out over 111 mind-numbingly painful minutes of running time. I almost bumped the rating up to a full star — based on one spot-on gag about an Ayn Rand adherent’s sense of entitlement — but that occurred so early in the film that it seemed pretty negligible by the time the damned thing limped its way to the predictable and improbable conclusion (not to mention its interminable curtain scene). What we have here is the common or garden variety R-rated raunch-com. The raunch-com is a movie with a tissue-thin one-joke premise

that attempts to make up in raunchiness what it lacks in actual comedic inspiration. Usually, the name Judd Apatow is affixed in some way, though, here, Apatow merely had a hand in the inspiration. (Without the Apatow-produced Bridesmaids, it’s unlikely we’d be face-to-face with a movie designed as a Melissa McCarthy vehicle.) The idea is simply that raunchiness is funny in itself. Raunchy material can be funny. The mistake lies in the belief that it’s inherently funny for persons over the age of 14. And that’s only part of the problem here. Let’s start with the premise. Jason Bateman plays Sandy Bigelow Patterson, a long-suffering management schnook who has to get along on starvation wages while his talentless bosses rake in the dough. (Note to Hollywood: I know a lot of people in the real world who’d consider $50,000 a year a windfall.) But his life is just about to get better when some fellow disgruntled employees invite him to join them in a new company. The snag here is that Sandy finds himself suddenly drowning in unpaid credit card debt thanks to a woman named Diana (McCarthy) — the identity thief of the title. Owing to the dictates of the script — and a dubious understanding of legal matters — it falls to Sandy to travel to Florida to bring her back with him. (Considering that this is a movie where the official synopsis considers Winter Park, Fla., to be on the outskirts of Miami — that’s like saying Asheville is on the outskirts of Wilmington — we shouldn’t expect much.) OK, let’s forget about the fact that none of this is presented in a realistic or even coherent manner (the film is a masterful shamble of atrocious writing). Instead, let’s consider that it tries to find humor in watching some blameless boob have his world collapse around him due to the unconscionable greed of a sociopath — a sociopath we’re supposed to find likable and just unbearably cute. (They got the unbearable right.) It doesn’t work — and no amount of "she had a rough childhood" blather helps. Any chance that it might have worked is killed stone dead by presenting Diana as a wastrel trailer-trash pack rat in love with consuming for its own sake — the tackier the better. She plies her criminal trade not out of need, but out of pointless avarice. This is not the stuff of comedic gold — certainly not in a film that wants you to feel all fuzzy and warm about a character who has done her level best to ruin someone’s life. Since there’s no more story than that outlined by the premise, all the movie can think to do is bring in some — barely explained — subordinate bad guys, the odd complication and, for whatever reason, Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet as a guy who picks up Diana (and by extension, Sandy) in a bar. This last is meant to lead to supposedly knee-slappingly funny kinky sex. The operative word is "supposedly." That word hangs over the whole movie — supposedly a comedy, supposedly heart-warming, etc. — and rarely does the movie live up to a single supposition. Rated R for sexual content and language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

startingthursday BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

This is apparently Warner Bros. latest stab at coming up with something to succeed the Harry Potter franchise. Like the Potter movies, it's based on a series of books (not quite of the popularity of Harry, mind you), and they've brought in some serious adult talent — Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Emmy Rossum — to support the largely unknown younger cast. But they've also brought in Richard LaGravenese (Freedom Writers, P.S. I Love You) to direct. The official blurb reads: "A supernatural love story set in the South, 'Beautiful Creatures' tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town." (PG-13)


The Weinsteins simply will not lay off trying to come up with a world-beater animated movie, despite the fact that all evidence says they should call it a day. So here they are again — with an animated movie from the people who gave us Hoodwinked (are you in hiding yet?). There's also a midrange voice cast — Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker — and a sci-fi premise. It just looks tired. (PG)


Within the past few weeks, we've seen two aging action stars — Der Arnold and Stallone — crash and burn in their attempts to bring their 1980s and '90s cred into 2013. A somewhat brighter prospect hovers over Bruce Willis in A Good Day to Die Hard, since he is wisely returning to a franchise that already has a following. (He's also been more consistently active in recent years.) And he — or someone — opted to bring back the R rating, getting fans all jazzed about hearing Willis' catchphrase again. (The last film was hampered by going for a PG-13.) Bringing in John Moore (Max Payne) to direct seems a little more dicey. We shall see. (R)


Lasse Halstron returns to the world of Nicholas Sparks novels with this one. That pretty much says it all, but the publicity tells us Safe Haven is: "An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman's struggle to love again." It further informs us: "When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller." If that doesn't tell you whether this is for you, nothing will. (PG-13)

startingfriday AMOUR

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specialscreenings DAYS OF HEAVEN JJJJJ DRAMA


In Brief: Terrence Malick’s second film, Days of Heaven, is almost impossible to critique in normal terms. As drama, it’s not entirely satisfactory in the usual sense. Its story is at once simple and rambling. It feels a lot more like a late period silent movie than something from 1978, but even that doesn’t describe it adequately. It’s less something to watch than something to experience for both visual beauty and Malick’s unique sense of film as a living embodiment of capturing the smallest details of place and making them indelible. It is not going to be to everyone’s taste. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Days of Heaven Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.



In Brief: Documentarian Ermanno Olmi’s second feature film, Il Posto, finds the director in an unsurprising neo-realist mode — with some notable embellishments — with this slice of life drama about a young man (Sandro Paserni) taking on a job that he expects to have for life with a big company. The observations on company life are sharp without being easy generalizations. Olmi’s very appealing nonprofessional cast convey much even while saying little. Shy of greatness, but something of an overlooked little gem. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Il Posto Friday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332, http://www.



In Brief: Dry humor is the order of the day in Whit Stillman’s first film, Metropolitan — well, dry humor and a vein of deep sadness. It’s basically nothing more than dropping in on a group of downwardly mobile upper-class young adults (with one readily accepted interloper) as they go through the motions of carrying on lifestyles and traditions from an earlier time. It’s very funny, but it has a bite — and is a little too true to be wholly comfortable, which is also the film’s great strength. The Asheville Film Society will screen Metropolitan Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.



In Brief: What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a double dose of that hand-wrapped Romeo known as Kharis? After all, this boy has been carrying the torch for his beloved Princess Ananka for well over 3,000 years. That’s devotion — or terminal pig-headedness. And it’s all on display in the final two movies in Universal’s “Mummy” series — two hours of shambling mayhem, horny high priests and some really peculiar notions of geography. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen The Mummy's Ghost and The Mummy's Curse Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

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CRISIS MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR • Eliada is in need of an experienced individual to provide planning, direction, and supervision to residential staff during evening and weekend hours of operation. • Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services discipline or related field required; a minimum of 2 years experience working with the client population in a residential setting using a behavioral model; must meet QP requirements; position requires demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills; must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Please visit the agency’s website at for more information or to submit an application.

Exciting opportunity with Family Preservation Services of Rutherford County! Become a part of an established team. Seeking NC licensed or provisionally licensed therapists to work with children and their families in the school, home and community. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year experience with children, school based experience a plus. FPS offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Resumes to HOUSING CASE MANAGER QMHP to coordinate housing/community services for homeless persons. Resume and cover letter to: See for complete description.EOE.

LEAD RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR • Eliada is in need of an experienced individual to provide structure and guidance to residential staff by role-modeling the effective implementation of the Eliada treatment model while maintaining a supportive and therapeutic environment for the student population. • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and 6 months of behavioral health experience; position requires demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills; must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time. Please visit the agency’s website at for more information or to submit an application.

NIGHT RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR • Eliada is currently in need of compassionate staff to provide overnight awake care to our students in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. • Qualifications: Must be able to stay awake and alert during overnight hours; a minimum of an AA/high school diploma/GED required; some experience in mental health is preferred; pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check required. Please visit the agency’s website at for more information or to submit an application. OVERNIGHT CAREGIVERS • You can make a difference! Responsibilities may include: companionship and conversation, light housekeeping, dementia care, and personal care services. We offer flexible assignments based on functional matching factors, such as location and availability. Individual responsibilities vary, as per client-specific needs and requests. We thoroughly screen all applicants for bonding and insuring purposes. Compassionate, professional and dependable individuals will be considered. We have CNA, IHA and Companion positions available. Our multi-phase training will provide you with the tools you need to become a successful CAREGiver. Come work for the home care industry leader and Employer of Choice. Home Instead Senior Care • 828-274-4406 or Applications by appointment only. Must be over 21 to apply.

PRTF PROGRAM MANAGER • Eliada is in need of an experienced individual to provide overall management and supervision of their assigned PRTF cottage unit. • Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services discipline and two years experience working with the client population in a residential setting using a behavioral model required; must meet QP status; position requires demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills; must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time. Please visit the agency’s website at for more information or to submit an application. SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR Mountain Area Recovery Center is seeking Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors to fill positions in our outpatient opioid treatment facility located in Asheville, North Carolina. Candidates will provide substance abuse services, including but not limited to, assessments/ screening, intake, client orientation, person centered planning, case management, intervention, client education, and plan and lead structured process and theme centered groups. We offer competitive pay WITH benefits…medical,

dental, life, short-term disability, flexible spending account, 401-K, pto, paid holidays, and a flexible work environment in this challenging, yet highly rewarding field. If you are up to the challenge, please e-mail your resume to rhonda. or fax to attention: Rhonda Ingle at 828.252.9512. EOE

THE ASHEVILLE OFFICE OF FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES is seeking the following: QMHP to work with adults on our Community Support Team; Certified Peer Support Specialist to work with adults in the Center for Recovery, Education, and Wellness; QMHP to work with children and families on an Intensive In Home team. Please send resumes to

PRN TREATMENT STAFF • Eliada is always in need of dedicated and reliable PRN Treatment Staff to work with our students as shift become available. All new direct care staff start out as PRN and have the option to move into full-time positions as they become available. The goal of all direct care staff at Eliada is to work with students and help them develop the skills necessary to be successful, contributing members of society. • Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services discipline and previous mental health experience preferred; a high school diploma/ GED/AA degree required. Please visit the agency’s website at for more information or to submit an application.


A-B TECH - VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT SERVICES • SUMMARY: The Vice President of Student Services is the chief student development officer of the College and has overall responsibility for providing leadership, management, and supervision for Student Services and for ensuring that assigned functions fulfill college goals and objectives. The VPSS is responsible for conceptualizing, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating strategic enrollment and comprehensive student services for present and non-present students. • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Master’s degree in Student Development, Higher Education Administration, or other applicable degree; 2. Five years of increasingly responsible management and supervisory experience in one or more areas of student services; 3. Five years of higher education experience or equivalent experience. • PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 1. Doctorate degree in Student Development, Higher Education Administration, or other applicable degree; 2. Experience with integrated College information system such as Colleague; 3. Public higher education experience. • SALARY RANGE: $85,308 - $100,008. For more information and application instructions, please visit PARALEGAL FULL-TIME • In four-attorney downtown law firm. Responsibilities include drafting, serving and organizing pleadings and correspondence, online case searches, trial preparation and support, general typing and filing, researching public records including real estate records. • Requirements: Experience preferred but not required. Looking for a reliable organized, detail-oriented, selfstarter, with the ability to work for multiple attorneys. Resume to Paralegal Application, One Rankin Avenue, 3rd Floor, Asheville 28801 or


A-B TECH - DEAN, BUSINESS AND HOSPITALITY EDUCATION • SUMMARY: Provide leadership and coordination for the departments and programs within the division including: oversight of 21 programs, degrees, diplomas, and certificates offered by the division; recruitment, evaluation, supervision and professional development support of faculty, staff, and department chairs; coordination and administration of annual planning and budgeting process for the division, including monitoring of student learning outcome requirements and program reviews; monitoring all courses and programs to see that they support the mission of the College and meet the educational needs of students and employers; participate in formulating and administering college policies and developing long-range goals and objectives; develop and implement new programming; maintain knowledge of and compliance with NCCCS curriculum standards; represent the division and College in the community; provides staff assistance to the Vice President, Instructional Services. • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Master’s degree in business or computing technology, or a Master’s degree in a related field with 18 graduate semesters hours in a field taught within in the division from a regionally accredited institution; 2. Three years of increasingly responsible and successful administrative experience in higher education; 3. Three years of successful post-secondary teaching experience. • PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 1. Two years of experience in midlevel community college administrative leadership; 2. Doctorate in higher education field. • SALARY RANGE: $70,296 - $87,864. For more information and application instructions, please visit https://abtcc.peopleadmin. com/postings/1940

CANOPY GUIDE Navitat Canopy Adventures is hiring for the 2013 season! Navitat Canopy Adventures, the most popluar zipline canopy tour in the area, is hiring for the 2013 season! Navitat is currently hiring for the following positions: Canopy Guide, Driver Guide, and Sales Guide. For more specific information, please go to: Please attach your current resume, references, and a letter of interest by email to: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER • Small, residential school seeking special education teacher. Full time with benefits. Licensure required. Please place "special education" in the subject line. • Asheville Academy is a residential Therapeutic Boarding School and Solstice East is a Residential Treatment Center. Helpful: Certification in First aid , CPR, or any other training in these fields. Please send your Resume or CV to Please no Phone Calls EOE

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ARTS/MEDIA BABY PHOTOGRAPHERS Baby photographers needed. Please send resume, samples of work, and a list of your camera equipment to

COMPUTER/ TECHNICAL IT ENGINEER Community Action Opportunities in Asheville, NC is looking for a fulltime Information Technology Engineer to install, upgrade, support, configure, repair and replace stand-alone and networked computers, support communications, imaging and facility security systems and trouble-shoot routine user problems. • Work includes

helping the I.T. Director with identifying and analyzing individual and agency-wide information technology needs, problems and requests, researching and identifying options and recommending cost-effective approaches and solutions that enhance system performance and user productivity. • Work requires knowledge of Microsoft Windows networks, IP networking and advanced critical thinking skills. • Work also requires the ability to communicate, clearly and respectfully, orally and in writing to a variety of users; meet deadlines; exercise discretion; protect customer and employee confidentiality; use sound judgment and work individually and on teams. • Work also requires the ability to demonstrate and support the Agency’s organizational principles: Teamwork, Communication, Quality and Respect. • Education and Experience Requires: · Graduation from a regionally- or CHEA-accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field • Minimum of three years of relevant experience • Work with Active Directory Domain Services, file and printer sharing and Windows implementations of basic network services such as, DNS, DHCP, IIS, etc. • Valid NC Driver License • Passing pre-employment background check and drug screen Prefer: • Experience with server virtualization (Hyper-V, Xenserver or VMware), Microsoft SQL Server, Google Apps, Cisco equipment and IP Office • Five years of experience • Relevant certifications such as MCSE and CCNA • Fluency in Spanish An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable. Salary $39,915 to $53,186 DOQ – plus a generous employer-paid benefit package. • Send resume with cover letter and three work references with complete contact information to: Human Resources Manager, 25 Gaston Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or Applicants with incomplete submittals shall be disqualified. For more information: Open until filled. EOE & DFWP.

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freewillastrology ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Afrikaner author Laurens van der Post told a story about a conversation between psychologist Carl Jung and Ochwiay Biano, a Pueblo Indian chief. Jung asked Biano to offer his views about white people. “White people must be crazy because they think with their heads,” said the chief, “and it is well-known that only crazy people do that.” Jung asked him what the alternative was. Biano said that his people think with their hearts. That’s your assignment for the week ahead, Aries: to think with your heart — especially when it comes to love. For extra credit, you should feel with your head — especially when it comes to love. Happy Valentine Daze, Aries!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) “All these years I’ve been searching for an impossible love,” said French writer Marguerite Duras late in her life. The novels and films she created reflect that feeling. Her fictional characters are often engaged in obsessive quests for an ideal romance that would allow them to express their passion perfectly and fulfill their longing completely. In the meantime, their actual relationships in the real world suffer, even as their starryeyed aspirations remain forever frustrated. I invite you, Aquarius, to celebrate this Valentine season by taking a vow of renunciation. Summon the courage to forswear Duras’s doomed approach to love.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Have you ever sent a torrent of smart and elegant love messages to a person you wanted to get closer to? Now would be an excellent time to try a stunt like that. Have you ever scoured the depths of your own psyche in search of any unconscious attitudes or bad habits that might be obstructing your ability to enjoy the kind of intimacy you long for? I highly recommend such a project right now. Have you ever embarked on a crusade to make yourself even more interesting and exciting than you already are? Do it now. Raise your irresistibility! Happy Valentine Daze, Taurus!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Happy Valentine Daze, Gemini! After careful meditation about what messages might purify and supercharge your love life, I decided to offer suggestions about what not to do. To that end, I’ll quote some lines from Kim Addonizio’s poem “Forms of Love.” Please don’t speak any of them out loud, or even get yourself into a position where it makes sense to say them. 1. “I love how emotionally unavailable you are.” 2. “I love you and feel a powerful spiritual connection to you, even though we’ve never met.” 3. “I love your pain, it’s so competitive.” 4. “I love you as long as you love me back.” 5. “I love you when you’re not getting drunk and stupid.” 6. “I love you but I’m married.” 7. “I love it when you tie me up with ropes using the knots you learned in Boy Scouts, and when you do the stoned Dennis Hopper rap from Apocalypse Now!“

CANCER (June 21-July 22) This Valentine season, I suggest you consider trying an experiment like this: Go to the soulful ally you want to be closer to and take off at least some of your masks. Drop your pretenses, too. Shed your emotional armor and do without your psychological crutches. Take a chance on getting as psychologically and spiritually naked as you have ever dared. Are you brave enough to reveal the core truths about yourself that lie beneath the convenient truths and the expired truths and the pretend truths?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) “Sex is a substitute for God,” says writer Cathryn Michon. “When we desire another human being sexually, we are really only trying to fill our longing for ecstasy and union with the infinite.” I agree with her, and I think you might, too, after this week. Erotic encounters will have an even better chance than usual of connecting you to the Sublime Cosmic YumYum. If you can’t find a worthy collaborator to help you accomplish this miraculous feat, just fantasize about one. You need and deserve spiritual rapture. Happy Valentine Daze, Leo!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Lately you’ve been doing exemplary work on your relationship with yourself, Virgo. You have half-convinced your inner critic to shut the frack up unless it has a truly important piece of wisdom to impart. Meanwhile, you’ve managed to provide a small but inspired dose of healing for the wounded part of your psyche, and you have gently exposed a self-deception that had been wreaking quiet havoc. Congratulations! I’ve got a hunch that all these fine efforts will render you extra sexy and charismatic in the coming week. But it will probably be a subtle kind of sexiness and charisma that only the most emotionally intelligent people will recognize. So don’t expect to attract the attention of superficial jerks who happen to have beautiful exteriors. Happy Valentine Daze!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The coming days could be an animalistic time for you, and I mean that in the best sense. I suspect you will generate lots of favorable responses from the universe if you honor the part of you that can best be described as a beautiful beast. Learn fun new truths about your instinctual nature. Explore the mysteries of your primal urges. See what you can decipher about your body’s secret language.

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May I also suggest that you be alert for and receptive to the beautiful beast in other people? Happy Valentine Daze, Libra!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) For the French Scorpio poet Paul Valéry, swimming had an erotic quality. He described it as fornication avec l’onde, which can be translated as “fornicating with the waves.” Your assignment this Valentine season, Scorpio, is to identify at least three activities that are like sex but not exactly sex — and then do them with glee and abandon. The purpose of this exercise is to educate and cultivate your libido; to encourage your kundalini to branch out as it intensifies and expands your lust for life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov.22-Dec. 21) This Valentine season, meditate on the relentlessness of your yearning for love. Recognize the fact that your eternal longing will never leave you in peace. Accept that it will forever delight you, torment you, inspire you, and bewilder you — whether you are alone or in the throes of a complicated relationship. Understand that your desire for love will just keep coming and coming and coming, keeping you slightly offbalance and pushing you to constantly revise your ideas about who you are. Now read this declaration from the poet Rilke and claim it as your own: “My blood is alive with many voices that tell me I am made of longing.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) According to physicists Yong Mao and Thomas Fink, you can tie a necktie in 85 different kinds of knots, but only 13 of those actually look good. I encourage you to apply that way of thinking to pretty much everything you do in the coming week. Total success will elude you if you settle on functional solutions that aren’t aesthetically pleasing. You should make sure that beauty and usefulness are thoroughly interwoven. This is especially true in matters regarding your love life and close relationships. Togetherness needs a strong dose of lyrical pragmatism. Happy Valentine Daze, Capricorn!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) To avoid getting hacked, computer tech experts advise you to choose strong, hard-toguess passwords for your online accounts. Among the worst choices to protect your security are “123456,” “iloveyou,” “qwerty,” and, of course, “password.” Judging by the current astrological omens, Pisces, I’m guessing that you should have a similar approach to your whole life in the coming days. It’s important that you be picky about who you allow into your heart, mind, and soul. Make sure that only the most trustworthy and sensitive people can gain access. Your metaphorical password might be something like this: m*y#s@t&e?r%y.

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Announcements THE ASHEVILLE MUSIC COLLECTORS SHOW • Will take place Saturday February 16 2013, at The Sheraton Four Points in downtown Asheville NC (22 Woodfin St. 28801), 10am to 4pm, $2.00 admission. This unique event features music dealers from all over the Southeast, who will offer rare vintage vinyl LPs and 45s, plus CDs (rare hard-to-find imports and domestic releases), DVDs (including many rare “live” broadcasts and radio shows), memorabilia, lots of bargains, and much more – at a variety of price ranges. This event allows you the chance to find that “holy grail” item on vinyl or disc that you have been looking for, and we guarantee there will be music offered at this show that cannot be found in local stores. This will be the “biggest and best one-day music store” in Western North Carolina! This is a “buy-sell-trade” show, so please bring your records and CDs and other musicrelated items to the show for sale or trade.

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