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letters Brent Brown and Xpress should apologize To say I am disappointed in [Brent Brownâ€™s March 6] cartoon hardly covers my sentiment. I think it is extremely disturbing that the KKK is referenced in a comic strip as though that organizationâ€™s history is in any way amusing. I am disturbed that the comic artist felt the strip was funny, and I am appalled that supervisors and editors [supported the strip, or] were so oblivious ... that it passed through to print. Given the history of horrific treatment of African-Americans in the United States, I should think we would have the decency to honor Black History Month rather than make light of one of the most disgraceful periods in our nationâ€™s history. The specific aspects of the strip that I find deeply unsettling include the â€œsighâ€? in response to seeing the â€œKKKâ€? sign, the look of fear on the faces of the black bystanders, the apathy on the faces of the white employees and the comment that the return of the KKK is a natural followup to Black History Month. None of these things should be funny, and the combination of them all into a sequence like this one propagates racial discrimination in a way that I hope our community will not tolerate in the future. Please apologize to the community in your next issue. â€” Susan Bean Asheville
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The premise of the comic is that two local K-marts really are closing (Asheville and Hendersonville), and I used the idea of a third one closing to produce a situation of comical misunderstanding related to a local issue that could also make a large, non-local point. It is not about how great the Ku Klux Klan is, but rather how a confluence of random events can lead to an unintended and unforeseen situation. An uncomfortable misunderstanding can still be a comical one. I am sure you have seen that Seinfeld episode where a person unintentionally, and by way of random occurrences, dressed and motioned like Hitler while speaking to a crowd. Does that mean Hitler is amusing or that those (mostly Jewish) writers were not appalled by the tragic history of Nazis because they thought they could be referenced in a comical way? My original idea followed that Seinfeldian style of a heated turn of events, with a mob of angry black residents confronting the hapless truck driver. Ironically, I thought it would be too stereotypical, and instead thought it would be a fresher take to have the people be instead stoically resigned and calm about the seemingly casual racism of parading a giant KKK sign down their street. The black bystander remarks that this must mean that February, the one month allotted to consider the feelings of blacks, must already be over with, which it was when the comic was published.
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The comic is actually sympathetic to the racism faced by the black community; the larger point was supposed to be that black people see such a thing so much, if not on a daily basis. Yes, the letters “KKK” represent evil things that are not funny. They are also an iconic visual in our culture, just like “666” — both are a comic shorthand for people to joke about when they encounter them in a casual, everyday context. Making jokes about your $6.66 restaurant bill being evil does not mean you side with the devil. I am sorry if anyone took unintended offense to the cartoon by misconstruing its meaning. I am also sorry that there seems to be no way to even bring up the issue of race in any context, as if it were not part of society or culture in any way but a solemn PBS documentary, without incurring the wrath of those who seem to look for offense anywhere they can find it. — Brent Brown Asheville
rethink “rethinking mental health” In your Feb. 6 article, “Rethinking Mental Health,” the overall tone of the article was quite critical of modern psychiatry and the use of psychoactive medications to treat various forms of mental illness. While it is clear that many psychiatrists, and physicians in general, are too quick to prescribe potent medications without exploring other approaches to treatment, it is also clear that this is an interplay of physicians and consumers who perpetuate this practice; our culture as a
whole is oriented toward quick fixes, magic bullets, and instant gratification, which leads to the magic pill to solve all problems. Many people come to a physician for a medication and are not interested in alternative treatments even when offered. This is a systemic problem that needs to be addressed by physicians along with the public. Blaming physicians and the drug companies without seeing the larger picture is irresponsible and naive. While too many times medications are prescribed where other approaches should be offered and pursued, there are many cases where psychoactive medications are life-saving and life-enhancing. I have been practicing psychiatry for over 30 years, and I have treated hundreds of people who were so incapacitated by their symptoms they were unable to function in their daily lives, their quality of life was very poor, and suicide looked like a good option. For those people, medications were essential to their recovery, and most of them would be the first to say so. ... While it is true that many of the medications used have unwanted side effects and potential withdrawal symptoms, by and large they are safe medications if used appropriately as prescribed, and supervised by a competent physician who understands the nuances and potential problems associated with these powerful medications. Your article was potentially harmful in that many people who need medications to function ... might be distressed to the point that they won’t seek the help they need, or will stop their medications abruptly without appropriate
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I would like to personally thank Mountain Xpress and Commissioner Mike Fryar for highlighting everything that is wrong with, and will spell the ultimate demise of, the Republican Party [“Building Knowledge,” Feb. 27 Xpress]. Fryar makes the woefully ignorant statement: “In the Kentucky coal mining town where [I] attended elementary school, if a breeze blew through a window, we were lucky … because the windows were open; we had no air conditioning. I want kids to have a safe place. Do they need a McMansion to go to?” First of all, it isn’t 1907. The school designs up for debate are asking for efficient windows and a mold-free environment, much like you would find in the rest of the industrialized world. Fryar is one of the “fiscal conservatives” who seem incapable of understanding that an initial investment can pay dividends in the long term. If you were building a house, you would pay more for insulation and double-pane windows, with the knowledge that the savings in power bills over the next decade would more than pay for the investment. These self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives are more than happy to skimp now, and have the children foot the bill in the future. He goes on to make the even more ludicrous statement: “I get the cutting-edge thing: Everyone wants the best, but you have to balance this with the budget.” Maybe he could see the solar array on the side of the road that the Biltmore Estate uses to power its facilities. Maybe, on a trip down Interstate-40 or Interstate-26, he could note the many solar farms that are responsible for North
Carolina going from producing 1 megawatt in 2007 to 40 MW in 2010, including 17.2 MW farm in Davidson County. Critics say solar gets propped up by tax dollars that other forms of energy don’t enjoy. Unless, of course, you count the millions given to oil and coal in the form of taxpayer subsidies. I implore moderate Republicans to take your party back from people who would have you remain in early 1900s Kentucky school houses. — Joe Dawson Asheville
are the inmates running the nuthouse? I wonder how long Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy would last in office if she ran the municipal government the way Washington, D.C., is run? She is constricted to a budget. Just like those of us who live in Asheville and Western North Carolina, we must live within our means. Why does that not apply to the federal government? The power in Washington, D.C., nickel and dimes those who pay federal taxes to death with the slow kill. And billions spent are senseless, reckless: $140,000 to study pig feces in China? $100,000 on a video game about aliens saving planets from climate change? $88,000 to send the comedy show, Make Chai, Not War to India? $55,000 on a study to find the link between immaturity and heavy drinking in your 30s? [What’s next? Will] Mayor Bellamy give a $500,000 tax break to a company moving here that will be opening an experimental sky diving school that will use no parachutes. Well ... how far off would that be from the federal government’s actions? Mayor Bellamy would be the laughing stock on run out of town. And we Americans wonder how we are $16.5 trillion in debt. — Fuller Moore Mountain Home
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‘a paradise to live in or see ...’ Is Asheville in a state of cultural and economic prosperity or capitalist malaise? In his March 6 Opinion piece, “Long Live Asheville: A City Dying to Be Reborn,” Martin Ramsey took aim at the city’s utopian self-image, especially as relates to tourism and the “invisible class” of locals “who make this city possible” with their work at the restaurants, hotels and other places that draw visitors to town and support their stay. “It is my experience — gleaned from years in the service industry, renting, gardening, moving jobs and scrapping metal — that more and more, little by little, Asheville is being turned into an amnesiac consumer destination,” he writes. “See our dog bakeries! Come visit our olive-oil-tasting rooms! True, unemployment is low, but so is pay, and many residents work multiple jobs. Rent is high, and buying costs are astronomical to the everyday worker.” Was Ramsey’s aim true or off the mark? Readers responded with letters and comments, and you should too, at avl.mx/r1. — Jaye Bartell
Dig deeper, look closer — at yourself and your fellow man and not just the surroundings you call home. These are my first thoughts when I read published opinions about Asheville being labeled as an “amnesiac consumer destination.” I am an entrepreneur who is tired of the anger and misguided resentment that is constantly being directed by some at our freedom to create, invent and capitalize on hard work and vision. The rampant hatred of consumer spending and generalizations of corporate America has got to stop. When did it become so fashionable to hate people who achieve, succeed or create for profit? My small business donated to more than 10 local charities in the first year alone and was engaged in two community service projects. … If we want to have real discussions about how or community looks on the outside, we need to begin by examining the spiritual and moral compass that resides deep within ourselves. If we are not centered in these basic foundational principals, whatever we try to legislate on the outside will have little enduring results. If we take personal responsibility, and choose to use our energy to enrich others, the results will be far more enduring. Our greatest power comes from our free will and ability to choose. In the meantime, try appreciating the creativity and courage it takes for someone to risk it all to have a brewery, dog bakery or olive oil tasting room. After all, think of how monotone Asheville would be to have nothing but government offices with long lines of people waiting to find out how they should spend their money or how they have
Democrats throughout the country should make their primary goal the registering of as many citizens as possible, regardless of the hurdles state Republicans try and throw in the way. Then support candidates sympathetic to these issues. — Dionysis, mountainx.com
growing pains: Asheville’s gradual but significant redevelopment over the past decade has not always been calm. The July 17, 2012, Business Improvement District community forum (pictured) is one example of the complex meeting of the working public and the aspirations of a business community on the rise. Martin Ramsey’s March 6 Opinion piece argues that much of Asheville’s apparent prosperity gives short shrift to the workforce that helped create it. Photo by Max Cooper
to share to help others. — Kevin Sandefur, letter [Sandefur is the owner of Bear Water Brewing in Waynesville] I get it — that Asheville, despite its amazing history, has turned into a town catering to tourism and the wealthy. And that should the economy go further south, this city will be adversely impacted. There is one small detail, however, that I would like to address. It’s true that Asheville built and paid for its water system. However, Buncombe County residents built and paid for their own water system before transferring it over to Asheville during the Depression. That is why [the] Sullivan Acts were approved by the N.C. General Assembly based on Asheville’s water history. Apparently, other N.C. cities do not share this history. Hopefully, with the infusion of beermaking businesses in Asheville, the city’s economy will improve. — Meiling Dai, mountainx.com Quite an indictment, but what do you propose? You say its time to organize, but in what way and with what goals? More money for the
underpaid? Cheaper housing? How do you organize to make the rich less greedy and pay their employees a living wage and landlords that offer fair rental prices? I agree people are underpaid across America, and I feel that the rich should make less and the poor should make more. But how do you convince the rich to do this voluntarily? This is an anti-union state. How can we make this difference? I would like to see change too but this to me seems to be a problem of human nature rather than something we as a city will address. Prove me wrong. — Scott, mountainx.com The challenges and issues identified in this piece ring true; however, as Scott noted, calling for a “working-class movement” and for increasingly debilitated unions to feel “empowered” is unlikely to have the desired effect. It seems more productive to have those who continue to slide down the economic tubes to work cohesively in electing people who will represent these increasingly marginalized citizens, and that means from the ground up ... from county dog catcher to state representatives.
It sounds as if you’ve made enemy of an idea, a cultural phenomenon only observed by the method you’ve taken. There is anger in your voice, and though I identify with what I imagine to be its inspiration, I have a hard time detecting its direction. It would be easy to render the intended targets of your distaste, but at the same time, I sense an equal, if not personal distaste for the situation you’ve surrounded yourself with. Is the environment from which you’ve called dynamic enough to sustain the solutions you’ve offered? I instead, propose a less participatory, though intensely active approach. The we cook your food and walk your dog bullshit is both degrading and shallow. By no means should we claim rights to such a disastrous set of social and economic infrastructures, as the energy generated from such a malnourished perspective is going to be negative and without stamina. There is no sense in committing our dearest and most passionate qualities to the “Nos” and “Nows” of traditional demands. Why subject our dignity to the politics of an intellectual fight? These are matters of personal judgment and thereby susceptible to and within the direct rights of every last interpreter you offer your words to. This attitude becomes merely a reflection of the same posture this conversation yearns to transcend. Personally, I’m disgusted with the realities you’ve shared, and I find no interest in dedicating the pillars of my lifestyle to characterizing its semblance. Our goals should not be relegated to our temporary emblems of wealth, nor our commonality to the vanities of strife. We should consider our miscommunication as our primary enemy, and do so with patience and humility. Our successes lie only in our collective ability to further understand this world we’ve inherited.— Nathanel Roney, letter [Roney is the senior graphic designer for Xpress] The working people [are] the backbone of America, and our poor and sick are being exploited and kicked to the curb by every piece of legislation this money/power grabbing governor signs. — June Honeycutt, via Facebook It’s time to find each other and fight back. I am amazed at how people make excuses for the exploitation (“just human nature”) and can’t get it together to even muster the will to stand up for themselves. Hell no! — disruptina, mountainx.com
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By CaiTlin Byrd Months of debate, studies and discussion about where Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation should build 2.5 miles of power lines have come to a halt: In January, REMC asked for an easement that would permit the utility to build power lines through Box Creek Wilderness, a 5,100-acre tract east of Asheville that straddles the county line between Rutherford and McDowell. But recently, local groups and the property owner launched a campaign against the request, including a petition, Facebook page and video. Owned by Epic Games founder Tim sweeney, Box Creek is home to many rare and imperiled species, some of them found nowhere else; it also contains several archaeological sites. Last June, the property became North Carolina’s largest privately owned Registered Natural Heritage Area; there are 337 RNHAs in the state, and most of them are public lands. Last fall, Sweeney and REMC staff started negotiating a new transmission line that the utility says it needs to supply power to approximately 1,900 homes, businesses and other service members in McDowell County. "Western North Carolina is growing and changing, and we have to provide infrastructure for people who live in this area. We can’t go back to using kerosene lamps," says Joe Joplin, REMC's general manager. Those 1,900 customers currently get their electrical service via lines coming from an REMC station in nearby Morganton, but the capacity is nearly maxed out, he explains. Mindful of the land’s environmental value, Joplin says that REMC "exhausted an extensive study of alternatives." The utility hired independent consultants and firms to do environmental and archeological assessments, he notes. Those studies yielded no better route, he says. "There’s no room to work line up through there,” says Joplin. He also cites the widening of Highway 221 as a barrier to taking other possible routes and says, at this time, it's not practical to share a route that Duke Energy uses. But Durham-based nonprofit Unique Places to Save commissioned an independent study and suggests an alternative route that runs northwest of the property (see the map). The study’s authors concluded that the environmental “impact [of REMC’s] route would be extensive, long-term and irreparable.” Unique Places’ CEO Jeff Fisher says, "This is not a NIMBY, 'Don't build the power line [argument].’ It's, ‘Build the power line in a way that is smart.’” REMC’s proposal “is not smart,” he says. “It costs more and it's environmentally destructive.”
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In a press release from the nonprofit, Sweeney echoes the sentiment: "I'm going to do everything I can to protect this beautiful, unique ecosystem from the proposed devastation. … This is a State Natural Heritage Area with over 100 identified rare species of plants and animals, and REMC's plan to chop it in half with a utility line is madness.” Unique Places recently released a video, launched a Facebook campaign and started a petition, all aimed at fighting REMC’s proposal and suggesting what the nonprofit considers to be cheaper and easier routes. Joplin counters, "What we're asking for is 30.14 acres of transmission line of right-of-way [that] meanders along [12 acres of] existing logging roads," he says. The utility would address environmental concerns, he says. “Whenever we will clear the trees, we will do a ground
cover to make sure everything comes back in its natural state — back in grasses and briars and all kinds of things,” Joplin explains. “Animals, birds, quail and deer use this area — they flourish [there]. Really, we're just converting it from one use to the other." General manager since 2004, he urges people to consider the community impact, too, when thinking about the proposed route through Box Creek Wilderness. “I hate it and I’m sorry, but I feel strongly that people in Rutherford, rural McDowell, public schools, churches and the elderly deserve quality electric service and reliable electric service," Joplin says. "We feel like our members deserve electrical service. It’s something that we’ve got to do." At press time, the petition had more than 600 signatures. X For more information, see Susan Andrew’s July 4, 2012, Xpress article “Critical Steppingstone: Box Creek Wilderness Gets Reprieve,” available online at avl.mx/r2. For updates, go to mountainx.com/environment. Caitlin Byrd can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 140, or cbyrd@ mountainx.com.
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Commissioners Consider new asheville sChools By Jake Frankel Asheville wants to replace two schools, but Buncombe County Commissioners question the estimated $65.8 million price tag and say they don’t know where the money will come from. During two hours of presentations and hearings March 5, commissioners heard from several of the 100 or so school officials, teachers and parents who packed the room and urged them to finance new homes for Isaac Dickson Elementary and Asheville Middle School. The current facilities have leaky roofs and windows, labyrinthine corridors, mold, insufficient storage, inadequate lighting, antiquated heating-and-cooling systems and a host of other problems, they said. Under North Carolina law, county governments fund the capital needs of local public schools. The Buncombe County School system has built 15 new ones over the last 30 years, compared to one in the city system. Dickson, built in 1953, and AMS, built in 1965, served as African-American junior and high schools, respectively. Since then, the downtown buildings have undergone renovations, but "there's only so much money you can put into a facility until you start throwing good money after bad," said Al Whitesides, vice chair of the Asheville City School Board. "And I think we've hit that point." No commissioners argued that new schools weren’t needed. Noting that last year Buncombe County completed two intermediate schools — Koontz and Eblen — for roughly $18.5 million each, Commissioner david King said he didn't think it was fair that "we're looking at premium schools here, when we asked the county to look at budget schools." Project architect Chad Roberson explained that the AMS project requires demolition of the old building, would serve about 200 more students than Koontz and Eblen, and will offer many science, vocational and arts programs these county schools don't offer. King thanked him for "good answers," saying, "We just want to make sure we've covered all the bases." Holly Jones, vice chair of the board of commissioners and a longtime proponent of replacing the schools, maintained, "When you do get in to the apples and apples of it all, [the costs are] right in line" with modern building norms and the per-square-foot costs of Koontz and Eblen, when adjusted for inflation.
logistiCs & CritiCism During the public-comment period, Jupiter resident don Yelton stirred the crowd when he motioned toward everyone in the room and called them "people at the trough looking for money.” The former county staffer and commissioner candidate said, “It's my money, it's all of our money, and we need to spend it wisely. ... And don't just give it away to people because they line up at the trough." Dickson PTO Chair steve Agan called Yelton’s comments "derogatory" and told commissioners: "I'm proud to be here. And your job is to provide for the general welfare. And if building new schools isn't doing that, then I don't know what is." Project logistics also stirred debate. If construction starts this summer, the new elementary would open August 2015, its 466 students relocated in the meantime to Montford’s Randolph Learning Center, which serves 60 middle and high school students. Randolph teacher Kimberly Fink Adams said that 99 percent of the school’s students
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what’s neXt getting in line: Asheville Middle School Principal Cynthia Sellinger and Isaac Dickson Principal Brad Johnson lined up to make the case for funding new buildings. Photo by Max Cooper
live below the poverty level and reside in public housing. "Right now, they don't feel safe" about the idea of being put into another building to make room for the Dickson students, she said. Commissioner ellen Frost assured her, "I'm going to be asking all the time: What about the students at Randolph?” The new middle school would be built on an existing parking lot and a field at the South French Broad Avenue facility, so its nearly 800 students could use the old facility until the new one's ready.
In coming weeks, County Manager Wanda Greene will draft a list of various funding options to bring back to the commissioners for review. A 1983 state law earmarks a percentage of local sales taxes for school construction but sends most of the money to the county. With an eye on this funding mechanism, King broached an idea that pops up occasionally: "If the systems were consolidated, these would immediately go up to top of priorities." But his suggestion spurred little discussion. Like his fellow commissioners, Chair david Gantt voiced support for building the new schools but offered few financial details. "How we get there, I don't know. It's a lot of money, a lot of money," he said. "But we're going to get there. We're going to try to figure out how to handle this." For more on this issue, see the Feb. 27 cover story “Building Knowledge: Asheville Pushes for New Schools” (available online at avl.mx/qz). X Jake Frankel can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 115, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By david ForBes Public sentiment at a March 6 hearing conducted by the North Carolina Utilities Commission overwhelmingly opposed Progress Energy’s proposed rate hike. Of the more than 60 speakers who weighed in during the five-hour hearing at the Buncombe County Courthouse, only two — representing Biltmore Farms and the Council of Independent Business Owners, respectively — supported the increase. The utility originally sought approval to bump up the base rate by an average of 11.7 percent, with residential users potentially paying still more. At this writing, however, the commission’s Public Staff had reached a tentative deal reducing the average increase to a total of 5.7 percent, spread over two years. A company representative said at the hearing that demand has increased to the point that the utility needs more cash to keep everything running and to shift more to natural gas. Opponents of the move raised objections ranging from the impact on the working poor to the projected environmental damage. "Unfortunately, every month I have to write a check to a company that is contributing to environmental degradation through the burning of fossil fuels. Now they want more of my pay-
get green: Local environmentalists the Green Grannies joined many others who argued against Progress Energy’s proposed rate increase. Photo by Max Cooper
check to go toward keeping their coal boilers running," said Asheville resident emily Greenbaum. "My income is already stretched thin; I have substantial student loans to pay off, as many of us do. Also, like many folks of moderate means, I live in an old apartment that is very poorly insulated, which makes it difficult to keep warm in the winter." Greenbaum said she’s already using space heaters and several layers of clothing at home. The Green Grannies, a local environmental group, tried to sing songs opposing the increase, but they were blocked by utilities commission Chair edward Finley. "We're not going to sing during testimony," he said, though he did let them perform during a break in the hearings. Asheville resident stephanie Biziewski blasted the proposed rate hike, saying it would
produce "short-term gains using yesterday's energy sources." She wondered whether the utility would still need an increase if it cut executive salaries and spent less on lobbying. The Rev. James lee of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church sounded a similar note. "In the community and in my congregation, I see the people this will hurt," he said. "Instead of [Progress Energy] using the poor, elderly, unemployed and underemployed to increase their profits, I would challenge the executives who think it's a good idea to raise rates in this environment to cut their salaries and their bonuses and fund their own projects." But Mac swicegood of the Council of Independent Business Owners dismissed those concerns, saying the top priority is keeping the lights on. "Alternative energy has proven its inability to sustain the demands of the electrical grid on a day-in, day-out basis," asserted Swicegood. "The power company must have the tools to plan and produce the future electrical needs of this region. ... It is better to be in the light than in the dark." X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or at email@example.com.
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By Caitlin Byrd The video opened with the sound of a running river and the image of a pair of jean shorts swaying on a clothesline — and by the end of the night, the ad had won an award. Asheville-based Market Connections produced “The Summer of You” video ad for Brevard’s Keystone Summer Camp. The local company was one of many honored when the American Advertising Federation Asheville announced its chapterlevel winners if the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards Competition at Highland Brewing on March 5. “What makes a creative good is that it drives an action,” says the local AdFed chapter’s president david Bonyun. “It can be to pick up the phone. It can be an emotional tear. It could be a sale.” He uses an example to make his point: “It’s kind of like the idea of a joke, [which] works because it walks you down a path you’re expecting and then gives you a little nudge into unfamiliar territory. That’s what makes us remember it and makes our brain say, ‘This is something unique and different; let’s hold onto it.’” From video to print graphics, Bonyun explains, the three-tiered ADDY Awards celebrate the best of the best in advertisements. Ads that win a gold award advance to the regional level. (Silver awards can also progress to the regional level, but require a fee.) Regional winners move on to the national level. But what makes an award-winning advertisement? “The ADDY’s celebrate the creativity,” says Bonyun. “It’s not so much about the process, and it doesn’t look at how successful an ad was or where it ran. It looks at the creative.” For dena snyder, art director at Market Connections, advertising is a chance to tell a story. “We’re storytellers, and we like to tell stories for our clients in ways that people will want to engage with them,” she explains. But, Snyder emphasizes, these stories go through many drafts. “We love to throw out any idea and then narrow it down to that one idea that we think will resonate,” she shares. “Things don’t usually just come out off of the top of our heads. We sit down and work at different angles and think of different ways that people could relate to a message — building the ad around that.” But behind visually appealing images and sounds, there is a method, Bonyun reveals. More specifically, there’s the hierarchy of needs, a psychological concept coined by
Best of show The Summer of You — Keystone Camp, Market Connections for client Keystone Camp special Judges award Pure Adventure — Transylvania County Ad Campaign, Market Connections for Transylvania County gold addy winners Pure Adventure — Transylvania County, Market Connections for Transylvania County
Best of the best: Asheville marketing company Market Connections took top prize at the local American Advertising Foundation’s ADDY awards ceremony for its Keystone Summer Camp ad, “The Summer of You.” Photo by Cindy Kunst of Clicks Photography
Abraham Maslow: People are motivated to fulfill basic needs first (like breathing, food and water) before they can satisfy more advanced needs (like morality, creativity and spontaneity). “Most advertising sits on the bottom tiers: food, shelter, safety. Those are the pieces fitting in, those are the pieces that drive a lot of marketing,” Bonyun explains. “What we do is find ways to find that’s what resonates with people. These are things targeting people in a gut level.” The summer camp video took four days of shooting to get the desired level of craftsmanship, look and feel, said Snyder. “As the art director, I always want to make sure we’re not polluting a publication, but that we’re actually making it more beautiful and adding value to it.” This idea, Bonyon says, lies at the heart of the ADDY Awards. He says, “You see the science and you see the artistic side all really combining into a real craftsmanship.” X Caitlin Byrd can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 140, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When it started snowing on March 6, locals documented the flurries and snow-day fun firsthand with their phones. Here are a few photos. Above, Tyler McCall shows us the view from his window.
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Allison Smith shares, “We showed princess indoor cat Geoff the big wide world today... She didn’t like it.”
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view the outdoors: The Banff Mountain Film Festival will feature films for adventurous moviegoers, including Flow Hunters by Graeme Murray, at Brevard College on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 (pg. 19).
Ave. Free. Info: www.bwar.org or 505-3440. 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. No electronic submissions; photos cannot be returned. Info: www.sargeandfriends.org or 246-9050.
art aMeriCan folk art and fraMing Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.amerifolk.com or 281-2134.
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• Through WE (3/20) - Despite Your Double Dealing, works by selftaught Southern artists. art at asU Exhibits take place at Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, unless otherwise noted. Tues.-Thurs. & Sat., 10am6pm; Fri., noon-8pm. Donations accepted. Info: http://tcva.org or 262-7338. • Through SA (3/23) - Standing Still… in the Abstract: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by MaryAnn Prack will be on display in Gallery A, West Wing. • Through SA (6/1) - A group exhibition of Polish artists will be on display in the Main Gallery, East Wing. • Through SA (3/30) - Behind the Scenes: TCVA Community Outreach Teachers will be on display in the Community Gallery, East Wing. • Through SA (3/16) - ARTEXPO 2013, an annual juried student exhibition, will be on display in Mayer Gallery and Gallery B, West Wing.
• Through SA (8/17) - Works by Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition winners will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing. art at brevard College Exhibits are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.brevard.edu/art or 884-8188. • FR (3/15) through FR (4/5) - A juried student show will be on display in the Spiers Gallery. • FR (3/15), 5:30pm - Opening reception. art at Mars hill College Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am5pm. Info: www.mhc.edu. • Through WE (5/8) - An exhibit of playing cards will be on display in the Renfro Library. art at UnCa Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.unca.edu. • Through FR (3/29) - Whole Earth Theory: Dimensions of Life and
Death, works by Jeremy Russell and Valeria Watson-Doost, will be on display in the Highsmith University Union Gallery. • Through SU (3/31) - “Texture, Pattern, Shape, Oh My!” works by the f/32 photography group, will be on display in Ramsey Library. • Through FR (3/29) - Parallel Journeys: WWII and the Holocaust will be on display in Karpen Hall. • Through TU (4/9) - A juried student exhibition will be on display in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. art at wCU Exhibits on display in the Fine Art Museum, unless otherwise noted. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs., 10am-7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: www.fineartmuseum. wcu.edu or 227-3591. • Through FR (5/10) - Critology: Considering the Art of the Critic/ Curator. • TU (3/19), 5pm - Dustin Spagnola will speak about his art and public works in Bardo Performing Arts
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celebrate its 14th anniversary with wine and appetizers. 12 East Main St., Brevard. Info: www.number7arts.com or 883-2294.
art teaChers Create • Through FR (3/15) - Art Teachers Create features works by Henderson County art teachers. On display at First Citizens Bank, 539 N. Main St. Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. Info: email@example.com or 6938504.
pUsh skate shop & gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: www.pushtoyproject.com or 2255509. • Through SA (4/27) - Pointer: The Doubting Thomas, works by Larry Turner.
artetUde 89 Patton Ave. Sun., noon-5; Mon.Thurs., 10am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am-7pm. Info: www.artetudegallery.com or 252-1466. • Through MO (4/8) - Simple Elegant, works by Jo Ridge Kelley.
swannanoa valley fine arts leagUe Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. Thurs.-Sat., 11am-3pm. Info: svfal. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.svfal.org. • Through MO (4/29) - Limited Palette, Unlimited Possibilities, works featuring no more than three pigments.
asheville area arts CoUnCil: the artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: www.ashevillearts.com or 258-0710. • Through FR (4/5) - Apotheosis, works by Tom Pazderka. 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: www.ashevilleart. org or 253-3227. • Through SU (7/21) - The WellMade World, featuring craft objects from the permanent collection, will be on display in the Holden Community Gallery. • 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. • 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. asheville bookworks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: www.ashevillebookworks.com or 255-8444. • Through FR (4/26) - After You, works by Stephen Pittelkow and Alyssa C. Salomon. asheville gallery of art 16 College St. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com or 251-5796. • Through SA (3/30) - Inside and Out, new landscapes and interior pastels by Frances Greenberg. bella vista art gallery 14 Lodge St. Winter hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 11am-4pm. Info: www.bellavistaart.com or 768-0246.
the Updraft 84 Walnut St. Sun., Mon.-Thurs., 11am-7pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-9pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Info: www.facebook.com/Updraft.Gallery. • Through SA (4/13) - Surroundings, paintings in wax and oil by Fleta Monaghan. • FR (3/15), 4-7pm - Opening reception.
take a hike: Friends on the Smokies will lead an excursion to Deep Creek Circular near Bryson City on Tuesday, March 19 (pg. 21).
• Through MO (4/1) - New works by Karen Margulis and Monika Steiner.
(ceramics), Michael Poness (ceram-
blaCk MoUntain Center for the arts
Center for Craft, Creativity and design
Old City Hall, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: www.BlackMountainArts.org or 669-0930. • Through FR (4/5) - Emerging artists annual exhibit. Closed March 29.
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ics) and David Sengel (wood).
Center, 11 Broyles Road in Hendersonville. Mon.-Fri., noon5pm. Info: www.craftscreativitydesign.org or 890-2050. • FR (3/15) through FR (5/31) Spoon / Fed, art inspired by "the
blaCk MoUntain College MUseUM + arts Center
archetype of the spoon."
The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: www.blackmountaincollege.org or 350-8484. • Through SA (6/1) - No Ideas but in Things, works by Black Mountain College alumnus John Urbain.
• FR (3/15), 5-7pm - Opening recep-
flood gallery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: www.floodgallery.org or 2542166. • Through SA (3/30) - The Gun Show, works by Connie Bostic.
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• TU (3/12), 7pm - UNCA professor
38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm, and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.bluespiral1.com or 251-0202. • Through SA (5/25) - Works by Mitchell Lonas, Olena Nebuchadnezzar and Ward H. Nichols. • Through SA (5/25) - New works by Peter Alberice (painting), Charles W. Goolsby (painting), Bryant Holsenbeck (mixed media), Jan Lee
Brian Butler will present a lecture on the 2nd Amendment in conjunction with the exhibit. folk art Center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am-6pm. Info: www.craftguild.org or 298-7928. • Through TU (3/19) - Works by Valerie McGaughey (fiber) and Virginia McKinney (mixed media).
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• Through SU (4/21) - Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts exhibition. grand boheMian gallery Located at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village, 11 Boston Way. Mon.-Thur., 10am-7pm; Fri.Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Info: www.bohemianhotelasheville. com or 505-2949. • Through TU (4/2) - Paper Chase: Celebrating 100 Years of Collage. gratefUl steps Publishing house located at 159 S. Lexington Ave. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. gratefulsteps.com or 277-0998. • Through SU (3/31) - A Sense of Place, works by Bonnie Cooper and Don McGowan. • FR (3/15), 6-8pm - Opening reception. grovewood gallery Located at 111 Grovewood Road. Jan.-March: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: www.grovewood.com or 253-7651. • Through SU (4/7) - Arts and Crafts Legacy. haen gallery 52 Biltmore Ave. Wed.-Fri., 10am6pm; Mon., Tues. & Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.thehaengallery.com or 254-8577. • SA (3/16) through SA (4/20) Natural Counterpoints, works by
Larry Gray, Francis Di Fronzo and Clayton Santiago. • SA (3/16), 5:30-7:30pm - Opening reception. handMade in aMeriCa Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: www.handmadeinamerica.org or 252-0121. • Through SU (6/30) - Breaking Ground: Innovative Craft. MoUntain heritage Center On the ground floor of Western Carolina University's Robinson Administration Building. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm; Thurs., 8am-7pm. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: 2277129 or www.wcu.edu/mhc. • Through TU (5/14) - Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons. • TH (3/14), 7pm - A presentation on “Stereotypes and Caricatures in the Funny Pages” will be held in the center's auditorium. n.C. arboretUM Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: www.ncarboretum.org 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. nUMber 7 fine arts and Crafts Cooperative • SA (3/16), 5-7pm - Number 7 Fine Arts and Crafts Cooperative will
toe river arts CoUnCil The TRAC Center Gallery is at 269 Oak Ave., in Spruce Pine. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. The Burnsville TRAC Gallery is at 102 W. Main St. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10:30am5pm. Spruce Pine info: 765-0520. Burnsville info: 682-7215. General info: www.toeriverarts.org. • Through SA (4/6) - An exhibit of TRAC's teaching artists will be on display at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery. transylvania CoMMUnity arts CoUnCil Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am4:30pm. Info: www.artsofbrevard. org or 884-2787. • Through WE (4/3) - The Great Outdoors, in conjunction with the Banff Film Festival. window • Through SU (3/31) - Window (Reproduction|Representation), photography by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, will be on display in the window of Henco Reprographics, 54 Broadway Street. Info: www.windowcontemporary. org.
art/CraFt Fairs eagle arts and Crafts show • SA (3/16), 9am-4pm - The Eagle Arts and Crafts Show will feature 40 local artists and a BBQ lunch. Held at East Henderson High School, 110 Upward Road, E. Flat Rock. Info: 697-4768.
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.appalachianpastelsociety.org. art on Main • Through SA (6/1) - Art on Main will accept applications from artists through June 1. Info: www.acofhc. org. asheville art in the park • Through SA (6/1) - Regional artists are invited to apply for Asheville Art in the Park through June 1. Held Saturdays in June and October in Pack Square. Info: www. AshevilleArtinthePark.com. brevard fine arts and Crafts showCase • Through SA (6/1) - The Transylvania Community Arts Council will accept applications for Brevard's fine arts and crafts showcase through June 1. Info: tcarts@ comporium.net or 884-2787.
Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Info: www.parkwayplayhouse.com.
efit the downtown development association. Info: http://avl.mx/qm.
soMething strange is brewing: teapot exhibition • Through FR (3/15) - Desert Moon Designs Studios and Gallery invites regional artists to submit works for a teapot exhibition through March 15. Info: http://avl.mx/qb.
party for the pets • MO (3/18), 5-7:30pm - Party for the Pets, to benefit asheville humane society, will feature classical guitarist Gerard Bajek at 131 Main Restaurant, 308 Thetford St. $10. Info: 681-9902.
the writers’ workshop poetry Contest • Through SA (3/30) - The Writers’ Workshop will accept submissions for its poetry contest through March 30. Info: www.twwoa.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.tryonarts.org or 859-8322. whole blooMin’ thing • Through FR (3/29) - The Whole Bloomin’ Thing spring festival will accept applications from growers, artisans and wellness professionals through March 29. Info: email@example.com or 734-7723.
Call for sUbMissions • ONGOING - WNC One Source seeks casting calls for a comprehensive database of the region's collective performing arts talents. Submissions from performing artists, producers and companies welcome. This is a free website for the community. Info and submissions: www. wnconesource.com.
benefit for Jason Crosby • WE (3/13), 5-10pm - A prix-fixe meal and silent auction will benefit the Junction's bar manager Jason Crosby, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Held at 348 Depot St., Suite 190. $35 does not include drinks, tax or gratuity. Reservations encouraged. Info: 225-3497.
CoMMUnity Choreography proJeCts • Through MO (4/1) - Community Choreography Projects will accept anonymous "Note-able Secret" cards through april 1 as part of its Secrets: Freeing the Hidden Story performance and exhibit. Info: www. communitychoreography.com.
CUpCakes vs. CanCer • SA (3/16), 2pm - Cupcakes vs. Cancer, to benefit the american Cancer society, will feature cupcake contests and tastings. Held at the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. $25. Info: www.cupcakesvscancer. org.
CoMMUnity sUpported art • ONGOING - HandMade in America will accept applications from craft artists for its Community Support Art (CSA) program. Info: www.handmadeinamerica.org. fall harvest days show • ONGOING - The Apple Country Engine and Tractor Association will accept submissions from crafters for the Fall Harvest Days show until slots are filled. Info: mrquailman@ bellsouth.net or 891-3223.
goat MoUntain ranCh sanCtUary • Through MO (4/1) - Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St., will donate 25 cents from each dairy-based drink to goat Mountain ranch sanctuary. Info: www.goatmountainsanctuary.org or www. firestormcafe.com.
laUghing seed Cafe • ONGOING - Laughing Seed Cafe seeks artwork of all styles. Email a bio and .jpgs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
hike-n-soak • SU (3/17), 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: www.shojiretreats.com or 299-0999.
parkway playhoUse • SA (3/16), 10am-2pm - Parkway Playhouse will host open auditions for children ages 6-16 for its upcoming production of Peter Pan. Held at the Mountain Heritage Center, 113
Morganton Chili Cookoff • FR (3/15), 11am-1:30pm - The annual ACC Chili Cookoff will be held at the Morganton Community House, 120 N. King St. $7 all you can eat. Proceeds ben-
shaMroCk rUn • SA (3/16), 8:45am - asheville Catholic school presents the 7th annual Shamrock Run, featuring a 5K, 10K and 1K fun run. Runs start and finish at ACS, 12 Culvern St. $35 benefits the school. Info and registration: www.ashevilleshamrock.com. the vanishing wheelChair • 3rd SATURDAYS, 7pm - “Magic, Mirth and Meaning,” to benefit the vanishing wheelchair, will feature the talents of Vanishing Wheelchair members at Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road. $10/$5 children. Info: www. VanishingWheelchair.org.
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Classes, meetings & events MaC basiCs Classes at Charlotte street CoMpUters (pd.)252 Charlotte Street. Class time is 9:30 - 10:30am. Mondays in March - Mac OS X Basics, March 12th Safari, March 19th - iCloud, iMovie 26th - iMovie. iPad Basics will be held each Wednesday in March from 10:45am - 12:15pm. Registration is just $9.99 at www.charlottestreetcomputers.com/classes.
no sewing Until yoU QUilt it (pd.) TU [3/19], 10 am. Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway. Quilt Designer Ann Holmes talks about this unique technique at the Asheville Quilt Guild Meeting Info: ashevillequiltguild.org or 828-6656786. 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! ashevillenewcomersclub. com wnC hoMe, lawn & garden show (pd.) At the U.S. Cellular Center March 15-17, 2013, featuring antique appraiser, John Andretti, DIY Classes, and products and services for the home and garden. www.wnchomegardenshow.com Cool Classes at the CUriosity shoppe (pd.) INTRODUCTION TO MACRAME: Water bottle holder. March 16th 3pm-5pm. $20.00. KEEPSAKE NECKLACE: Transform your keepsake into a lovely necklace. Saturday March 23rd, 3-5pm. $30.00. Call to reserve your spot.
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asheville's got talent what: Asheville Talent Slam, to benefit Eblen Charities and SAUTE community cafe. where: Jubilee! 46 Wall St. when: Friday, March 15, 7 p.m. $10. avl.mx/qy. why: We all know that Asheville brims with talented people. You can catch musicians, poets, actors and comedians pretty much any night of the week. But why venue-hop when the area's most talented artists will be in one place, at one time, to show off their skills? The second annual Asheville Talent Slam will bring together a wide range of acts for an America's Got Talent-style contest. Everything from a didgeridoo/ stomp-box player to roots rock singers to a talking dog will grace the stage. This year's emcee will be singer-songwriter Erika Jane (pictured, left), who tours with the popular band Red Honey, and judges include local theater veteran John Hall (right). Last year's first place winner was 14-year-old Hannah Grady, who sang Time to Say Goodbye as recorded by Sarah Brightman. There's no telling who will take home the contest's hefty cash prizes this year, but one thing's for sure: Asheville's got what it takes to launch a constellation of stars.
Class size is limited. 828-669-SHOP (7467) 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 Square, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 6941619. 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 5:15-6:30pm. $5 per session. Info: www.wncchess.org 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: email@example.com. asheville sCrabble ClUb • SUNDAYS, 2-6pm - The Asheville Scrabble Club meets at Atlanta Bread Company North, 633 Merrimon Ave. Info: www.ashevillescrabble.com. 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. blUe ridge toastMasters • MONDAYS, 12:15-1:25pm - Blue Ridge Toastmasters meets at Asheville Chamber of Commerce/ Lenoir Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave., Room 317. Info: www.blueridgetoastmasters.com/ speechcraft. brevard College visitation day • SA (3/16), 10:30am-2pm - Brevard College invites high school students to learn more about the college at visitation day. Held throughout campus. Free. Info and registration: 884-8332. 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.buildingbridges-ashevillenc.org or 777-4585. ethiCal soCiety of asheville • SU (3/17), 2-3:30pm - A meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville will discuss “What We Live For." Held at the Friends Meeting House,
227 Edgewood Road. Free. Info: www.aeu.org or 687-7759.
Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Road. Info: 743-0215.
along with lunch. Info: openhouse. wcu.edu or 227-7317.
255-7710 or www.facebook.com/ comedybarofsoap.
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.
next step reCovery open hoUse • FR (3/15), 4pm - Next Step Recovery House for Women will host an open house featuring refreshments, a silent auction and tours of Verde Vista Apartments, 4110 Verde Vista Circle. Free. Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 350-9960.
western Carolinians for peaCe and JUstiCe in the Middle east • SA (3/16), noon-1pm - Western Carolinians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East will protest against Soda Stream, which is made in the West Bank, at Vance Monument. Free. Info: 669-2073.
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frenCh broad Mensa • SA (3/16), 1:30pm - French Broad Mensa, the local chapter of the high IQ society, will host a qualification test at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave. Registration requested. $40. Info: email@example.com or 253-8781. latino steering CoMMittee Meeting • WE (3/20), 10am - This group meets to discuss and learn about issues affecting the Latino community in Buncombe County. This month's topic: Our Voice programs. Open to the public. Held at the YWCA, 185 S. French Broad Ave. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. learn yoUr dslr • TUESDAYS, 6:30pm - The Asheville Darkroom will host a twosession DSLR workshop with instructor Bridget Conn at 109 Roberts St., Suite 2A. The course will focus on basics like shutter speed, white balance and more. $30. Info and registration: www.TheAshevilleDarkroom. org. Mah Jong • WEDNESDAYS, 1pm - Mah Jong will be played at Albert Carlton-
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pisgah astronoMiCal researCh institUte Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or www.pari.edu. • TH (3/14), 6pm - A presentation on the meteor that exploded over Russia in February will feature Bill Cooke, director of NASA’s meteoroid environment office. Free. relieving hUnger and sUpporting loCal agriCUltUre • FR (3/15), 8am-4pm - "Come to the Table WNC Conference: People of Faith Relieving Hunger and Supporting Local Agriculture" will include "inspiring plenaries, topical breakout sessions, lunch and a chance to meet partners engaged in local food systems and hunger relief work." Held at Southwestern Community College in Sylva. Sliding scale; $0-15. Info and registration: www.rafiusa.org/come-to-the-table.
wnC physiCians for soCial responsibility • FR (3/15), 12:30-2pm - WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility will meet at a private home. Info and directions: www.wncpsr.org. yoUth oUtright • SU (3/17), 4-6pm - Youth OUTright will present a program for LGBTQ youth at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. Meeting will focus on crafts that display preferred pronouns. Free. Info: www.youthoutright.org. Zeitgeist day • SU (3/17), 10am-5pm - Local Zeitgeist organizers will host talks and Q&A's as part of global ZDay at Hi-Fi Cafe, 45 S. French Broad Ave. Free. Info: email@example.com or 675-8750
wCU open hoUse • SA (3/16), 8:30am - WCU's open house will feature tours, academic sessions and an information fair,
CoMedy open MiC • FRIDAYS, 8pm - Hosted by Bar of Soap, 333 Merrimon Ave. Info:
• WEDNESDAYS, 9pm - Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge will be held at the Dirty South Lounge, 41 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: www. DisclaimerComedy.com. sliCe of life CoMedy • TH (3/14), 8pm & TH (3/21), 9pm Stand-up comedy and booked open mic will include free snacks, drink specials and a raffle for charity. Held at Pulp, below the Orange Peel, 103 Hilliard Ave. A portion of proceeds benefit Asheville Free Media. $10. Info and booking: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 bUrlesQUe danCe Classes (pd.) 8 Week Sexy Chair dance begins Mar. 20, 7:30 PM Learn a chair dance to Beyonce's "Naughty Girl" • 8 Week Sexy Tease series begins Apr. 1, 7:30 PM Learn the art of the tease to the song "Fever". $64 for each series, sign up at ido-
dances.com, email@example.com, 828-275-8628 blUe ridge Contra danCe • SU (3/17) - Blue Ridge Contra Dancers will host a St. Patrick's Day event featuring caller Tamara McGovern and music by Steamshovel at The Party Place and Event Center in Saluda. Beginner lessons, 3:30-4pm; dancing, 4-6:30pm. $8 adults/$5 children under 18. Info and directions: www. partyplaceandeventcenter.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: www. elevatelifeandart.com 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 per dance/$5 members. Info: d.c.dance. email@example.com or 654-9708.
• TU (3/19), 7pm - Marilyn KoltonDwarshuis and Lou Dwarshuis will discuss birding equipment, identification, bird songs and more during this meeting of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society at UNCA's Reuter Center, Room 206. Beginners welcome; practice field trip March 23. Free. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.emasnc.org. green bUsiness award • Through MO (3/18) - ECO will accept submissions for its Green Business Award through March 18. Info: www,eco-wnc.org or 692-0385. sing for the CliMate • 3rd SATURDAYS, 5pm - Asheville's Green Grannies invite the public to "Sing for the Climate" at Vance Monument downtown. Info and song: http://avl.mx/prph. wnC green bUilding CoUnCil open hoUse • SU (3/17), 1-4pm - The WNC Green Building Council invites the public to tour an energy/resource efficient home with minimum reliance on fossil fuels, featuring highefficiency large windows, an open floor plan with hardwood floors and post and beam woodwork at 84 Mitchell Ave. Free. Info and directions: www.wncgbc.org.
asheville tattoo fest • TH (3/14) through SU (3/17) - The Asheville Tattoo Fest will feature 80 tattoo artists and appearances by Tattoo Nightmares, Moonshiners and Ink Master. Held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. $20. Info and schedule: www.ashevilletattoofest.net. spring fling • SA (3/16), 6-10pm - The Spring Fling will feature a formal dinner, music, a fashion show, silent auction and door prizes. Held at Chariot, 715 Seventh Ave. W. $35/$25 in advance. Info: 692-9201.
Film banff MoUntain filM festival • FR (3/15) & SA (3/16), 7pm - The Banff Mountain Film Festival will present outdoor films featured in the Banff Alberta film festival. Held in Brevard College's Porter Center. $15 per night. Info and schedule: www.brevard.edu/banff. bUsh and obaMa: the war on terror • TH (3/21), 5:30pm - Veterans for Peace will screen Bush and Obama: The War on Terror in the Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St. Donations accepted. Info: 258-1800. Color oUtside the lines • SA (3/16), 9pm - Color Outside the Lines, a documentary about the world's top black tattoo artists, will be screened at Club Tetrus, 130 College St. $10. Info: 280-0586. daisy bates: first lady of little roCk • TU (3/19), 7:30pm - Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock will be screened in WCU's A.K. Hinds University Center. Free. Info: ace. wcu.edu or 227-3622. MiCroCosMos • WE (3/20), 6-8pm - Transition Hendersonville will screen Microcosmos at Black Bear Cafe, 318 Main St., Hendersonville. Free. Info: www.transitionhendersonville. com. soCial JUstiCe filM night • FR (3/15), 7pm - Social Justice Film Night will feature Climate of Change, a documentary about the efforts of everyday people to fight global warming. Screened at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Donations accepted. Info: devwilliams@juno. com. woMen art revolUtion • WE (3/20), 7pm - The New Lens Film Series will screen Women Art Revolution in the WCU's A.K. Hinds University Center. Free. Info: email@example.com or 227-3839.
Food & Beer CheeseMaking Class • TH (3/17), 5-7pm - A hands-on workshop on cheese making will include step-by-step instructions for making feta and ricotta cheeses. Presented by Cynthia Sharpe of Oak Moon Farm and Creamery. Held at Small Terrain, 278 Haywood Road. $35-$45 sliding scale. Info and registration: www.smallterrain.com or 216-8102. the new Jewish food MoveMent • TU (3/19), 7pm - "The New Jewish Food Movement," with Nigel Savage, will be held at the Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte St. Free. Info: 253-0701.
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whaCked Cooking Challenge • WE (3/13), 9am-5pm - Food Resource Services will host an open house and cooking challenge pairing local chefs with culinary students from GO! Kitchen Ready and Eliada Homes. The event will also include cooking demos and door prizes. Held at 23 Asheland Ave. Free. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://avl.mx/qv or www.eliada.org. wine tasting: artisan goUrMet Market • THURSDAYS, 5-7pm - The Artisan Gourmet Market, 2 E. Market St., Black Mountain, will host wine tastings and appetizers. Free. Info: www.artisangourmetmarket.com or 357-5500.
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asheville obJeCtivists • 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Those interested in Ayn Rand and her philosophy of objectivism are invited to a 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. buncombegreens.org. leagUe of woMen voters • SA (3/16), 1-5pm - The League of Women Voters will offer political advocacy training at the Skyland Fire Department, 9 Miller Road. Info: www.ablwv.org.
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• Live entertainment from “Sweet Claudette” and great food and desserts • Each Diva receives a $10 OFF Frugal Backpacker Coupon • Spring Fashion Show; 20% OFF all spring fashions
• Raffle prizes; Columbia, Chaco, Osprey, SmartWool,
Prana, Keen, ENO and Horny Toad • Give-away items; Mountain Hardwear and Columbia • $5 cover charge; all proceeds benefit Girls on the Run
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Info: www.BlackMountainArts.org or 669-0930. • FR (3/15), noon-1pm - "Irish Music and Folklore" will be presented as part of the brown bag and books lunchtime series. Free; donations accepted.
Kids Arbuckle ScholArShip • Through MO (4/1) - The Community Foundation of Henderson County will accept applications for the Arbuckle Scholarship through April 1. Info: Lhendersonhill@CFHCforever.org or 697-6224.
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: www.blueridgeorchestra.org or 251-6140.
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. cArolinA DAy School 1345 Hendersonville Road. Info and registration: alawing@carolinaday. org or 274-0757. • TH (3/14), 9am - A middle school open house will meet in the Nash Lobby. communiTy lunch AnD mAmA Time • MONDAYS, 10am - The Tree House, 1020 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103, hosts a community lunch and "mama time." By donation. Info: www.ashevilletreehouse.com or 505-2589. 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: email@example.com or http://avl.mx/ml. • 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 258-2038. hAnDS on! This children's museum is located at 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.handsonwnc.org or 6978333. • TH (3/14) - Children are invited to learn about words and reading with "their favorite storybook dog, Martha." Activities throughout the day; readings at 10:30am & 2:30pm. • FR (3/15) - A St. Patty’s Day treasure hunt will be offered throughout the day. • FR (3/22), 11am - Learning Spanish Creatively utilizes games, dramatic play, movement and songs. Ages 3-6. $10 per class/$8 members. Registration requested.
cAlDWell muSiciAnS ShoWcASe • SA (3/16), 7:30pm - The Caldwell Musicians Showcase will feature local singer-songwriters and musicians. Held in Caldwell Community College's JE Broyhill Civic Center. $10/$5 children. Info: www.broyhillcenter.com or 726-2407.
Mighty meteoroids: Curious about the meteor that exploded over Russia in February? The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will host a public presentation with Bill Cooke, director of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, on Thursday, March 14 (pg. 18).
• TU (3/19), 10:30am & 2:30pm Teachable Twos-day invites children ages 2-5 to explore educational boxes from the Children and Family Resource Center. • WE (3/20), 11am - Book n’ Craft will offer crafts relating to Horton Hears a Who. --- 2pm - Crafts will relate to The Very Hungry Caterpillar • TH (3/21) - Critter Craft invites children to learn about elephants throughout the day. junior roller Derby • WEDNESDAYS, 4:45pm - Mad Divas Junior Roller Derby, for girls 12-17, holds open registration throughout the year and meets weekly for practice at Tarwheels Skateway, 2134 Highway 70, Swannanoa. No skating experience necessary. $37 per month. Info: www.maddivas.com. 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: www.gratefulsteps.com or 277-0998. piSgAh ASTronomicAl reSeArch inSTiTuTe Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or www.pari.edu. • FR (3/15) - High school and middle school teachers are invited to attend a full day NASA Meteor
Observation workshop. $15. Registration required.
programs. Free. Info: www.ashevilletreehouse.com or 505-2589.
pop WArner FooTbAll AnD cheer regiSTrATion • ONGOING - Registration for the 2013 Pop Warner football and cheer season will be open online through June. Scholarships available to those in need. Games held Saturdays. Info and registration: www.popwarnerymca.org.
Wnc nATure cenTer 75 Gashes Creek Road. 10am5pm daily. $8/$6 Asheville city residents/$4 kids. Info: 298-5600 or www.wildwnc.org. • WE (3/13), 10am - "Critter Time for Tikes and Tots," a creative way to learn about animals, designed primarily for 3-5 year olds and parents. Activities are geared toward the basic understanding of animal life, forest ecology and conservation. $12 for child and parent.
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: www.riverlink.org/earthdaycontest.asp. TeAm ecco cenTer For oceAn AWAreneSS 511 Main St., Hendersonville. $3 admission fee, unless otherwise noted. www.teamecco.org or 6928386. • WEDNESDAYS through (3/27), 3:30-5pm - Sea School for ages 6-11. $5. • SA (3/16), 1-4:30pm - "Go Green for Turtles." Donations accepted for the Turtle Survival Alliance. Free admission. The Tree houSe preSchool open houSe • TH (3/14), 3-5pm - The Tree House, 1020 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103, will host a preschool open house for summer and fall
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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 email@example.com.
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 # 1-866824-9547. 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. An evening oF AFricAn muSic • SU (3/17), 5pm - Christy Clavio (Zimbabwean mbira) and Sean Gaskell (West African kora) will perform at Dobra Tea, 78 N. Lexington Ave. $5-$10 suggested donation. Info: www.dobrateanc.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 808-0362. ASheville Symphony orcheSTrA • SA (3/16), 8pm - The Asheville Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Handel, Glass, Copland and Bach. $20-$58 with discounts for students. Held at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St. Info: www.ashevillesymphony.org. • FR (3/15), 3pm - Symphony Talk with Daniel Meyer will be held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: 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.
The clASSic WineSeller • FRIDAYS, 7-10pm - The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church St., Waynesville, showcases local and regional music weekly. Info: www. classicwineseller.com or www.facebook.com/theclassicwineseller. • FR (3/15) - Gypsy Bandwagon (Celtic, gypsy, pop). 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. grinD cAFe 136 West Union St., Morganton. Info: www.facebook.com/grindcafe or 430-4343. • TH (3/14), 7:30pm - Joe Craven (fiddle, mandolin). $20. Info: email@example.com or 368-0381. • SA (3/16), 7:30pm - Michelle Malone (acoustic guitar and vocals). $20/$18 in advance. henDerSonville chAmber muSic • SU (3/17), 3pm - Hendersonville Chamber Music will present the ETA Classical Trio (piano, clarinet, flute) at First Congregational Church, Fifth Avenue and White Pine Street, Hendersonville. $17. Info: www.hendersonvillechambermusic.org. henDerSonville communiTy bAnD • SU (3/17), 3pm - The Hendersonville Community Band will perform a "spring fever" concert in the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, Flat Rock.
$10/students free. Info: www.hcbmusic.com or 696-2118.
Haywood Road. $5. Info: www.ashevilletravelingbonfires.blogspot.com.
interseCtions sing together • FR (3/15), 6:30pm - The Intersections Sing Together series will feature Celtic songs at The Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 North Pack Square. $8/$5 children 12 and under/children 2 and under free. Info: 257-4530.
kUrva Choir • SA (3/16), 8pm - The Kurva Choir (cello and bass duo) will perform "acoustic, intimate, experimental music" at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St. Free. Info: www.firestormcafe.com or 255-8115. Maryville College ConCert Choir • TH (3/14), 7pm - The Maryville College Concert Choir will perform at First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St. Free; donations accepted. Info: (865) 981-8151. • FR (3/15), 9:30am - An additional concert will be held at AC Reynolds High School, 1 Rocket Drive. old fines Creek danCe and MUsiC • SATURDAYS through (3/30) - "Old Fines Creek Dance and Music" will feature music, dance, cake walks and door prizes. Held at The Old Fines Creek School, 192 Fines Creek Road, Clyde. $7/children 12 and under free. Info: www.visitncsmokies.com or 736-8925. perforManCes at diana worthaM theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: www.dwtheatre.com or 2574530. • FR (3/15), 8pm - Grammy awardwinning songwriter Jimmy Webb. $30/$25 students/$15 children. • TH (3/21), 8pm - Altan (traditional Irish). $30/$25 students/$15 children. songs froM the aMeriCan songbook • SA (3/16), 7:30pm - Annie Sellick, Michael Jefry Stevens and Pat Bergeson will perform jazz by Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein, Johnny Mercer and more at the Asheville Music School Performance Loft, 126 College St. $20. Info: www.ashevillemusicschool. com. traditional MUsiCians showCase • SA (3/16), 7:30pm - A traditional musicians showcase will feature Cecil Palmer (guitar) and others. Held in Caldwell Community College's J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. $10/$5 children. Info: www.broyhillcenter.com or 726-2242. traveling bonfires • SA (3/16), 8pm - Traveling Bonfires presents “The Wind Whispers Peace,” featuring music and poetry from Asheville and neighboring cities. Held at Westville Pub, 777
• SA (3/16), 1pm - Vocalist Annie Sellick will host a vocal workshop at Asheville Music School, 126 College St., featuring guided vocal improvisation with a focus on deepening the understanding of major, minor and 7th chords. $35. Info: www. anniesellick.com or www.ashevillemusicschool.com. wendy Jones • SA (3/16), 7pm - Wendy Jones (jazz vocals) will perform at The Classic Wineseller, 20 Church St., Waynesville. $35 includes dinner. Info: www.classicwineseller.com or 452-6000.
outdoors brevard banff bash • SA (3/16), 2:30-6:30pm - The Brevard Banff Bash, an outdoor festival held in conjunction with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, will include a used gear sale, adventure olympics, a camp stove cook off and live music. Free. Info: www.MountainRoots.org or http:// avl.mx/qw. events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or www.rei.com/ asheville. • TH (3/14), 7pm - A presentation on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal will focus on "the most popular trek in Asia." Free. • TU (3/19), 7pm - Joshua Kinser will lead a presentation on day hikes in the Charlotte and Raleigh regions. Free. • TH (3/21), 7pm - "Great Hikes on Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s Protected Land." Free. friends of the sMokies hike • TU (3/19) - A moderate 9-mile hike to the Deep Creek Circular, hosted by Friends of the Smokies, will depart from Asheville at 8:30am and Waynesville at 9:15am. $35/$10 members. Info and departure locations: www.friendsofthesmokies.org or 452-0702. lake JaMes state park 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • SA (3/16), 10am - An exploration of aquatic life in Paddy's Creek will depart from the bridge trailhead. Proper footwear and a change of clothes are recommended. • SA (3/17), 2pm - An intermediate 3.5-mile hike on the Mill’s Creek Trail will depart from Paddy's Creek Area office. Not suitable for small children.
puBliC leCtures friends of astrology • MO (3/18), 7pm - Astrologer Gary Caton will present "The Cycles of Mercury: Transformation and the Trickster" in the community room of EarthFare Westgate. Love offering. Info: ashevillefriendsofastrology.org. pUbliC leCtUres & events at UnCa Events are free unless otherwise noted. • SA (3/16), 2pm - "Sacred Bodies: Caring for the Dead During and After the War," with Bill Brown, Debbi Blake and Chris Meekins of the North Carolina State Archives. Held in the Manheimer Room. $5 donation. Info: 253-9231. • MO (3/18), 11:25am - “Ancient Art/Science and Technology,” with Alan Hantz, professor of mass communication and Rob Berls, associate professor of drama. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities.unca. edu or 251-6808. • TU (3/19), 7pm - "Women’s Rights in Latin America," with Sarah Couture, founder of Para el Mundo USA. Held in the Intercultural Center. Info: 232-2417. • TH (3/21), 7pm - A women in music panel discussion will be held in the Sherrill Center, Room 411. Info: 828/251-6432. • TH (3/21), 12:30pm - “Body and Gender in the Age of Empire,” a brown bag talk with Tracey Rizzo, associate professor of history and history student Steven Gerontakis. Held in Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. Info: libguides.unca.edu/ events. world affairs CoUnCil prograMs Info: www.main.nc.us/wac. • TU (3/12), 7:30pm - "Iran, Israel and the Bomb," with Paul Magnarella, director the peace and justice studies program at WWC, in UNCA's Reuter Center, Manheimer Room. $8/students free. • WE (3/13), 10am - An additional presentation will be held at BRCC's Thomas Auditorium. $10. Info: ww.brcll.com. --- 3-4:30pm - A final program will be held in Brevard College's Myers Dining Hall. Registration required. Info: 8848251.
spirituality hUMan design workshop (pd.)Guest Instructor Shari Billager MARCH 15 & 16 11:30am-7:30pm. Want to discover how to live your design? Tired of relationship struggles? Seeking a map to your unique blueprint? Human Design is a synthesis of traditional and modern science: Astrology, Yogic Chakras, the Kabbalah and the I’Ching. Combined with the modern science of genetic coding, and quantum physics this offers profound insight into how you are designed. Your time, place and date of birth
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is needed ASAP to prepare your personalized Charts. Send your info to Shari1551@aol.com. Cost: $277 Deposit: $100. 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, 7pm8:30pm. Sundays, 10am-11:30pm. Meditation, Dhamma talk, and discussion. 29 Ravenscroft Dr., Suite 200, Asheville, NC. Info/directions: (828) 808-4444, www.ashevillemeditation.com 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. 296-0017 or 367-6954 http://www.heartsanctuary.org astro-CoUnseling (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer uses your chart when counseling for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions.
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everything else, be at this conference." Free. Info: http://avl.mx/qo.
asheville CoMpassionate CoMMUniCation Center (pd.)Free practice group. Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work, and community by practicing compassionate communication (nonviolent communication). 252-0538 or www.ashevilleccc.com. • 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:15
kirtan with sangita devi • TUESDAYS, 7:30pm - "Kirtan is bhakti yoga, the path of devotion, the path of the heart. It is a tradition and spiritual practice which brings us to a deep place of tranquility through chanting the divine names." Hosted by Nourish and Flourish, 347 Depot St. $10-$15 suggested donation. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or nourishflourishnow.com.
CeltiC Christian holiday serviCe • SU (3/17), 3pm - This service will honor the Spring Equinox and Easter. Bring vegetarian food to share (optional). Held at a private home in Weaverville. Info and location: www.avalongrove.org or 645-2674. first Congregational ChUrCh in hendersonville Fifth Avenue West at White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Info: 6928630 or www.fcchendersonville.org. • SU (3/17), 9:15am - Adult forum: "Understanding Passover.” great tree Zen teMple • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS - Great Tree Zen Temple, a residential facility for women in the Soto Zen tradition, provides programs and practice for everyone, including families and children. See website for full schedule, including monthly retreats and more. Located at 679 Lower Flat Creek, Alexander. Info: www.greattreetemple.org or 645-2085. healing and deliveranCe ConferenCe • TU (3/19) through FR (3/22), 7pm - Feed My Sheep Ministries presents the third annual Healing and Deliverance Conference at 85 Choctaw St. "If you have tried
light Center 2196 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: www.urlight.org or 669-6845. • WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-3:30pm Prayer and meditation for United States and world conditions. Free. • ONGOING, 10am-5pm - Open meditation to music with energy balancing lights. By donation. • SUNDAYS, 3-4pm - Prayer/meditation for World Peace. Free. • WE (3/20), 11am-1pm - An equinox crystal bowl celebration will welcome spring by "activating the chakras and other healing centers of the body with the vibration of Reverend Heidi’s singing crystal bowls." Dress comfortably and bring a pillow, blanket, mat and water. Free. living with divine love • SU (3/17), 11am-noon - “What’s at the core of God-Realization if not divine love? Divine love is always with you, but you must learn to open your heart to it.” Held at Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Free. Info: www.eckankar-nc.org or 2546775. Mind Mapping • SU (3/16), 1:30-3:30pm - A mind mapping workshop will focus on "what's right with me" at Nourish
and Flourish, 347 Depot St., Suite 201. $35. Info and registration: http://tinyurl.com/acmvj58. 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@ miracle.org. 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. Info and location: email@example.com.
spoken & written word aCCent on books 854 Merrimon Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.accentonbooks.com or 252-6255. • SU (3/17), 3pm - Ronald Cooper will present his book It’s My Trail Too. Casey long book signing • SA (3/16), 1pm - Local author Casey Long will sign copies of her Christian thriller, Choose, at Barnes & Noble, 3 S. Tunnel Road. Free. Info: http://avl.mx/prpg. blaCk MoUntain College MUseUM + arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: www.blackmountaincollege.org or 350-8484. • TH (3/14), 7:30pm - A poetry reading will feature Kathryn Stripling Byer, Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Katherine Soniat. $7/$5 members. blUe ridge books Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. All programs free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. brbooks-news.com or 456-6000. • SA (3/16), 3pm - Rebekah Honeycutt will present her book Sapphire Eyes. bUnCoMbe CoUnty pUbliC libraries library abbreviations - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n na = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 250-4752) n pM = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700)
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n sa = South Asheville/Oakley Library (749 Fairview Road, 2504754) n ss = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 2506488) n sw = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • Through SA (4/13) - An exhibit of storybook character dolls will highlight local authors. pM • ONGOING - Used book sale. sa • TH (3/14), 1pm - Book club: Freeman by Leonard Pitts. fv • TUESDAYS through (4/9), 6-8pm - Sarah Judson, UNCA professor of history, will present a film screening and discussion on presidents who shaped the 20th century. pM • TUESDAYS, 11am - Mother Goose Time. Ages 4-18 months. fv • TU (3/19), 2pm - Book club: Ape House by Sara Gruen. na • WE (3/20), 5-7pm - Swannanoa Library Knitters. sw • TH (3/21), 2:30pm - Book club: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. ss --- 7pm - Book club: A Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. City lights bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.citylightsnc.com or 586-9499. • FR (3/15), 6:30pm - Ron Rash will present his collection of short stories Nothing Gold Can Stay. Malaprop's bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: www.malaprops.com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (3/13), 7pm - Taiye Selasi will present her novel Ghana Must Go. • TH (3/14), 7pm - Deborah Hicks will present her book The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey in Poor America. • FR (3/15), 7pm - Buddhist boot camp will focus on training the mind. • SA (3/16), 7pm - Illustrator Charles Vess will present his book The Cats of Tanglewood Forest. • SU (3/17), 3pm - Writers at Home: Beth Keefauver and Katherine Min. • MO (3/18), 7pm - Jamie Quatro will present her collection of short stories I Want to Show You More in the cafe. --- 7pm - Sarah Graves will read from her mystery novel Dead Level in the back of the store. • TU (3/19), 7pm - Marie Manuchehri will lead a presentation on intuitive self-healing. --- 7pm - Comix Club: Wolves by Caitlin R. Kiernan. --- 7pm - "All Romance All the Time" book club will meet at Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave. Book to be announced on the Malaprop's website. • WE (3/20), 7pm - James Salzman, author of Drinking Water: A History, will present a program on water privatization. poetry and songwriting open MiC • TH (3/14), 7:30pm - A poetry and songwriting open house, hosted by Anam Cara Collective, 203 Haywood Road, will include an optional erotic haiku writing contest. Original work
only. 50/50 raffle for each dollar donated at the door. Beer and wine available for cash donation. 18 and over. Free to attend. Info: www. anamcaratheatre.com. storytelling at feed and seed • SA (3/17), 3-5pm - Storytelling will be presented at Fletcher Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: 467-9955. terry hall • SA (3/16), 9am-4pm - Terry Hall will present his books Notes from the Chalkboard and A Matter of Conscience as part of a craft show to benefit the East Henderson Band. Held at East Henderson High School, 110 Upward Road, E. Flat Rock. Free. Info: 697-4768. the Market on oak • TU (3/19), 6pm - Perry Deane Young will present his book The Untold Story of Frankie Silver: Was She Unjustly Hanged? at The Market on Oak, 262 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine. Free. Info: www.themarketonoak. com or 765-0571.
sports ywCa ClUb w triathlon training (pd.) YWCA Triathlon Training will begin on April 6 and conclude with the Asheville Triathlon on July 21. Cost: Club W members $100.00; non-members $240.00 (includes membership April 6 - July 21). Instructor is Ryan Madamba. More info: 254-7206 x 203, ywcaofavl.org. “Master the art of rUnning” workshops (pd.) April 25 6-9 pm and April 27 9:30am-1pm. Internationally renowned coach Malcolm Balk (Pose Method, Level 4 Athletics Coach, Alexander Technique). All levels. Video analysis. Earlybird specials! FormFitnessFunction.com 828-2253786 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: jay.nelson@ buncombecounty.org 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://avl.mx/p2. events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or www.rei.com/ asheville. • MO (3/18), 6-8pm - A class on bike maintenance will focus on bearing systems. Do not bring bikes to class. $40/$20 members. indoor triathlon • SA (3/16), 7am - The Asheville YMCA will host an indoor triathlon at its downtown facility, 30 Woodfin
St. Prizes awarded in each age group. Registration available onsite or at www.active.com.
20 Commerce St. $10/$5 children. Info: www.ashevilleplaybacktheatre. org.
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: halfmarathon.wcu.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolina day sChool • Through SA (3/16) - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare's "kaleidoscope of mythical allusion, forbidden love, meddling sprites, magical potions and transformations," will be performed at Carolina Day School, 1345 Hendersonville Road. 7pm. $10/$5 seniors and students. Info: www.carolinaday.org or 274-0757.
ZUMba ripped • SATURDAYS, 11am-noon Waynesville Recreation Center hosts Zumba Ripped at 550 Vance St. Free with membership or daily admission. Info: email@example.com or 456-2030.
theater introdUCtion to aCting Class (pd.) April 2 - May 7. Covers acting for film & theatre, audition, movement, improv, vocal technique & voiceover.2002 Riverside Dr., Asheville. www.nys3.com (814)6480680. asheville CoMMUnity theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: www.ashevilletheatre.org or 254-1320. • FR (3/15) through SU (3/17) - Into the Woods, the story of "fairytale characters who meet and interact on their journeys," will be performed by the Youth Production Class. Fri., 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun., 2:30pm. $5. asheville playbaCk theatre • SU (3/17), 3pm - Asheville Playback Theatre will present improvised true stories provided by the audience at BeBe Theatre,
CirCUs ConvergenCe • TH (3/21), 8pm - Pain Solution and the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow, "a visual experience of brutal aesthetics and extreme body control," will perform at The Landing, 68 Kentucky Drive. $10. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.squidlingbros.com. flat roCk playhoUse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www.flatrockplayhouse.org or 693-0731. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (3/17) - The Little Prince, "a classic story of enduring charm and innocence." Performed at the downtown location. Thurs.-Sat., 7pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $18/$10 children. • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS (3/20) until (3/30) - Music on the Rock: A Tribute to the Music of Neil Diamond will be performed at the downtown location. 8pm. $24. the aUtUMn players • FR (3/15) through SU (3/17) - The Autumn Players readers theater presents In Praise of Love, inspired by the true story of a "literary critic who keeps the world, as well as his
terminally ill wife and adolescent son, at arm’s length." Fri. & Sat., Asheville Community Theatre, 35 Walnut St. Sun., UNCA's Reuter Center. All shows at 2:30pm. $5. Info: www.ashevilletheatre.org. the MagnetiC field 372 Depot St. Info: www.themagneticfield.com or 257-4003. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (3/23) - The Strange and Tragical Adventures of Pinocchio: Why Didn't I Just Stay a Damn Puppet? A “morality tale in two inappropriate acts,” with John Crutchfield and Madison J. Cripps. For mature audiences only. 7:30pm. $15.
thriving Children The Success Equation, under the umbrella of Children First/ Communities in Schools, unites the community to reduce the root causes of child poverty. These calendar listings feature community events and volunteer opportunities to help children thrive in Buncombe County. asheville City sChools foUndation •ONGOING - The Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks volunteers to tutor/mentor a student (K-12) in need of support. Volunteer opportunities available Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm. Info: jay@acsf. org 350-6135. big brothers big sisters of wnC •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 low-cost.
Information sessions will be held March 14 and 27 at noon. 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. girls on the rUn of wnC •Girls on the Run of WNC seeks volunteers to plan and assist with the GOTR 5K, scheduled for May 18. Info: www.gotrwnc.org or 7132321. Motherlove Mentors •The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per month required. Info: 254-7206. partners UnliMited •Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: partnersunlimited@ juno.com or 281-2800. 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: email@example.com or 3502904.
volunteering aCt volUnteer orientation • MO (3/18), 6:30pm - Asheville Community Theatre will host a volunteer orientation at 35 E. Walnut St. Info: ww.ashevilletheatre.org or 254-1320. 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: www. appalachiantrail.org/2013biennial. art on Main • Art on Main arts and crafts festival seeks volunteers for planning, set-up and tear-down. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 693-8504. Carolina MoUntain land ConservanCy • WE (3/13), 5:30pm - Join CMLC's volunteer team in protecting key nature preserves to ensure that they remain pristine and safe for public use. Orientations held at the CMLC office, 847 Case St., Hendersonville. Info and RSVP: email@example.com. dining oUt for life • The Western North Carolina AIDS Project seeks volunteer ambassadors for the Dining Out for Life fundraiser, scheduled for April 25. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-7489. hands on ashevillebUnCoMbe Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: www.handsonasheville.org or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project.
• SA (3/16), 9am-noon & TH (3/21), 6-8pm - Help sort and pack food at MANNA FoodBank. 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 one-on-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@ litcouncil.com pan harMonia • Pan Harmonia seeks volunteers to assist with chamber music concerts. Volunteers receive two tickets to the concert. Info: office@ pan-harmonia.org. road to reCovery • The American Cancer Society seeks volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatments as part of the Road to Recovery program. Info: 54-6931. volUnteer for streaMs • SA (3/16), 9am-4pm - Haywood Community College will host a training workshop to identify aquatic insects and sample streams for water quality. Ages 17 and up. Donation requested; RSVP required. Info: graciaoneill@yahoo. com. Calendar deadline The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. wednesday, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365
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Discoveries & Advancements • 1796: Georges Cuvier establishes extinction as a fact, resulting in the worst existential dilemma of his lifetime that night in bed. • 1895: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovers X-rays but cannot see them until the invention of X-ray glasses in 1954. • 1998: Gerson Goldhaber and Saul Perlmutter observed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, prompting others present at the rave to say, “Okay, okay, relax.” Asheville Disclaimer is parody/satire Contact: email@example.com Twitter: @AVLdisclaimer Contributing this week:
West Asheville Macaroni Art Club is NOT a sanctioned Asheville Macaroni Art Club! Dear Dried Pasta Adhesive Artists, I want to thank you for the wonderful energy that you brought to the Asheville Macaroni Art Club (AMAC) potluck at Shirley’s house. It was exhilarating and our macaroni owls will be selling on Etsy to raise money. We could really use the extra $4 toward the Belize Grown Hemp Noodles which are far superior than the Laura Lynn brand that a certain other group started by a certain other person uses. As you all have heard, Caitlin Himtin has formed her own macaroni art club: The West Asheville Macaroni Art Club. Though they do have the power of West Asheville behind them, The WAMCA does not meet up to our quality standards and are not ofﬁcially sanctioned as a true Dried Pasta Adhesive Artists collective, which requires my authority as founder of the Asheville Macaroni Art Scene as mentioned in the Asheville Citizen-Times article I requested they write for me. There have been some rumors spread by our competing ‘club’ that I use Elmer’s glue. I would like to emphasize that I do not use corporate glue. I use glue made from wheat grass,
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wood pulp and breast milk. Though it is not as ‘sticky’ as mainstream glue, it binds my projects together with its earth energies and when they fall apart it’s because my projects have determined that it is time to once again rejoin the earth. On another note, some of you have been spotted at WAMAC meetings and, if caught, you will be blacklisted from all AMAC meetings and will lose access to our selection of homegrown barley noodles. Just so you know, Caitlin is sleeping with Napkin, that cute Macaroni artist from Boston, because she thinks he can help her break into the NYC macaroni art scene. Isn’t that like her ﬁfth macaroni artist guy this month? Also have you seen the macaroni bird she made? Seriously, wheat noodles? My cat throws up better looking art than that. A reminder to artists that there will be a meeting at my house Wednesday. Don’t invite Caitlin because she’s a whore and feel free to ignore her when you see her on the street. I’m proud of each and every one of you pasta artists! Let’s keep up that creative energy that keeps Asheville Art so vibrant and cutting edge!
Armed Asheville patriots prove they can gather without shooting a communist for several hours A SHEVILLE , M ONDAY — A crowd of at least 100 gathered at Pack Square to stand up for Second Amendment rights, and stood united against any proposed gun control measures. Representing a wide spectrum of white, working-class owners of multiple guns, the crowd reﬂected myriad opinions about gun rights. “President Obama’s unfair anti-gun-owner prejudice has been obvious to me since he was candidate Obama,” said local gun enthusiast Ned Carter. “He made the ridiculous and unfounded statement that small town people are bitter and cling to guns and religion. How dare he… hey, what happened to my Bible? I was clinging to in with my non-shooting hand just a second ago, and now it’s gone! Boy, that leaves a bad taste in my mouth: not a bitter one, though. More…sour.” Others took a more holistic approach to curbing gun violence. “Liberals are so hung up on taking guns away from the rightful owners that they won’t take a good look at the real culprit of these shootings: mental illness,” claimed an infuriated Jackson Lee Jackson of Leicester. “My aunt Darcy shares her nerve pills and a few cold beers with me after work, most days, so that’s not a concern for me, though. Now stop conspiring against me with your shirt, if you please, sir. I’m packing.” One local man seemed to sum it up best for surrounding protesters, who nodded in agreement. “I want to pass down to my son the tradition of spitting out handfuls of AK shrapnel from our family recipe of venison chili,” said avid outdoorsman Bobby McClain. “Besides, the undeniable right to treasonously take up arms against our elected government is enshrined in the law, using a series of winks, nods, and innuendos, liberally-applied to the Second Amendment by conservative constitutionalists. I refuse to be left naked against attack by our tyrannical government, except of course, literally — what happens in the bunker stays in the bunker, if you know what I mean.”
news oF the weird
• One of Britain's most famous madams announced in January that she was coming out of retirement to set up a brothel exclusively catering to disabled people and the terminally ill. An ordinary brothel would be illegal in the town of Milton Keynes (45 miles from London), but Becky Adams insists that the government couldn’t shut hers down without illegally discriminating against the disabled. • Advances in the service sector: (1) In January, the Japanese marketing firm Wit Inc. began hiring "popular" young women (judged by the number of "social network" contacts they have), at the equivalent of $121 a day, to walk around with advertising stickers on their thighs. (The stickers would be placed on the erotic "zettai ryouiki" — the Japanese mystical area between the hem of a short skirt and the top of long socks.) The women must be prepared to endure men hovering closely to read the ads. (2) According to news reports in November, New York City physician Jack Berdy was doing a brisk business administering Botox injections (at up to $800) to poker players who were hoping to prevent facial expressions that might tip their hands. • Ingenious: (1) London's The Independent reported in January that Dean Kamen (who invented the Segway) had developed, along with a Pennsylvania medical team, what appears to work as a "reverse feeding tube" that will vacuum out up to 30 percent of any food in the stomach before it’s digested and converted into calories. After the stomach "port" was installed, the diner could operate the device without daily medical help. (2) The Polish cosmetics company Inglot announced in January a nail polish ideal for Muslim women, in that it can withstand the fivetimes-daily hand-washing required for prayers. (Normally, devout women wear nail polish only during their menstrual periods, when the handwashing isn’t required, but the association with menstruation embarrasses modest women.)
• Scientists from Sweden's Lund University, reporting in a recent issue of Current Biology, explored the burning question of why dung beetles appear to be "dancing" on the tops of the dung balls they roll away. Apparently, they need to roll their treasures away from the heap as quickly as possible (lest competitors swipe them), and celestial navigation helps them maintain a straight path. Beetles outfitted with tiny visors to block their view of the sky mostly rolled their balls in irregular routes, whereas those with an unimpeded view moved in straight lines. • Intelligent design: Japanese researchers learned recently that a species of sea slug may lose its penis after copulating but then grow another one for use the next time the occasion arises. Writing in the British journal Biology Letters, the scientists also reported that the slugs have both male and female organs and, in effect, copulate with each other through a simultaneous hookup. In addition, the slug’s penis has the ability to remove competitors' sperm from the female openings of its mate.
Willie Merriweather, 53, was detained in February by police in Aiken, S.C., after an employment agency reported that he’d exposed himself during an interview (allegedly telling the interviewer that "it fell out" because he "must have forgotten" to zip his fly). Police said Merriweather had been accused of a similar incident at a different employment agency a few days earlier.
religious symBolism (1) On Jan. 27, Pope Benedict XVI released two doves in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican's end-of-prayers ceremony, but almost immediately, a gull flew over and attacked one. (The faithful were rewarded, though, as the dove, though wounded, managed to elude the irreligious predator.) (2) On Feb. 11, only hours after Pope Benedict had announced his imminent retirement, a rare winter thunderstorm hit Vatican City, and an Agence France-Presse photographer snapped a photo of one powerful lightning bolt from the heavens appearing to strike St. Peter's Basilica (as if offering a dissenting opinion). X
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A Verizon risk team looking for data breaches on a client's computers discovered that one company software developer was basically idle for many months, yet remained productive — because he had outsourced his projects to a Chinese software developer who would do all the work and send it back. The employee earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, according to a January Los Angeles Times report, but paid the Chinese worker only about $50,000. The risk team eventually learned that sensitive company information was flowing to and from Chinese terminals, leading the company to suspect hackers, but that traffic was merely the U.S. employee (obviously, "ex-employee" now) sending and receiving his workload. The U.S. man showed up for work every day but spent his time leisurely web-surfing.
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A rain stick creates a soothing ambiance as the students settle onto the props at Asheville Community Yoga. An African kalimba evokes a delicate higher tone while the didjeridoo sends a strong, fluid sound around the circle. It’s Friday afternoon, and Robin and Corey Costanzo’s restorative yoga with didjeridoo meditation class aims to help people release the week’s stresses while giving mind and body a rest. Corey and Timothy Burgin, another local yoga instructor, choose instruments to play as they walk around the room, giving everyone some attention. “The music and sounds can evoke different emotions,” Corey explains. “It’s interesting what one sound can do to one person, and another can have a completely different experience. It plays on emotions and anxieties that are unique.” As the students shift poses, the music changes too, working in harmony with Robin’s calming words and gentle assists to create a supportive environment where each person can examine their emotions, anxieties and stress. Robin, a masseuse and yoga instructor who taught at the famed Esalen Institute for 15 years, is now in the midst of an advanced, 500-hour teacher training. “The yoga practice is steeped in mindfulness,” she notes. “We approach the student as an individual, not as someone that needs to be fixed.” The Costanzos met when both were working at Esalen, a pioneering holistic center in California’s Big Sur; they’ve now teamed up to give clients here a well-rounded therapeutic experience. Besides the weekly Friday class, the couple also operates Still Point Wellness, a downtown Asheville spa. While Robin offers massage and therapeutic yoga in one room, Corey, a certified somatic psychologist, conducts sessions next door. Working in tandem, they aim to provide a retreatlike experience right in the middle of town. One of Still Point’s more unusual features is a flotation chamber — a vaultlike, 10-by-12-foot black box filled with heavily salinated warm water — that gives users a chance to be completely devoid of sensory stimulation for an hour. “The experience is like no other,” says Corey. “You can literally just let yourself be suspended and observe your thoughts. It is like a floating savasana [“corpse pose”]. People who float regularly report a deeper understanding and the ability to transform stressful patterns, habits and beliefs into new strategies for success and happiness.” The spa also offers aura imaging, a biofeedback system based on body temperature. At
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“the Body is a Container to hold emotions. we work to help someone notiCe how thoughts inFluenCe the Body and how to regulate emotional responses.” somatiC psyChologist Corey Costanzo Still Point, the goal is to create a total wellness experience: A typical day, for example, could involve a one-hour float, a massage, somatic therapy and yoga. Clients could also choose to spread out those treatments over two days. “The body is a container to hold emotions,” Corey explains. “We work to help someone notice how thoughts influence the body and how to regulate emotional responses.” Robin, meanwhile, says it’s really about “just getting present and mindful.” Clients, she continues, “are perfect just the way they are: They
just need to shift within. It’s about empowering people, not trying to fix or change anything. I try to convey that, to help support them and help them realize that it’s all there in that moment.” For more information on the restorative yoga with didjeridoo meditation class, go to ashevillecommunityyoga.com. To learn more about the Costanzos’ new wellness center, visit stillpointwell.com. Freelance writer and yoga instructor Kate Lundquist lives in Asheville.
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wellnesscalendar wellness asheville Center for transCendental Meditation ("tM") (pd.) Free Introductory Talk: Thursdays. 6:30pm, Asheville TM Center, 165 E. Chestnut. (828) 254-4350. www.Meditationasheville.org ki-hara workshop (pd.) A revolutionary technique that utilizes a person's own resistance in the strengthening and elongating of muscles. 3/30. 1-4pm. $75. 1378 Hendersonville Road. Registration required, www. AshevilleHappyBody.com or 277-5741 aCUpUnCtUre presentation • WE (3/13), 6:30-8pm - REI, 31 Schenck Parkway, will host an acupuncture presentation to "support the body, mind and spirit." Free. Info: www.rei.com. aCUpUnCtUre: what’s the point • FR (3/15), 1-4pm - "Acupuncture: What’s The Point" will focus on evidence-based benefits of traditional Chinese medicine. Held at Mission Hospital’s Integrative Healthcare Wellness Resource Center, 50 Doctor’s Drive, 120 W. Annex. $10/free for Mission employees. Info: 213-8250. asheville CoMMUnity yoga Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: ashevillecommunityyoga.com. • 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. aUtisM workshop • TH (3/14), 3:15-5:15pm - Brevard College will host a workshop on autism spectrum disorder in the college's McLarty-Goodson Academic Building, Room
125. Free. Info and registration: keisermm@brevard. edu or 884-8238. Change yoUr brain • TU (3/19), 7-9pm - "Change Your Brain: Change Your Life" will be offered at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. $10. Info: www.BrainworksRecovery.com. Conversation on affordable Care • TH (3/14), 6pm - WNCAP will host a community forum on Medicaid expansion in UNCA's Sherrill Center. Free. Info: www.wncap.org. eating for energy • SU (3/17), 2pm - "Are you tired of feeling tired? Are you reaching for caffeine and sugar to sustain you?" This discussion with Laura Alonso will include 10 practical tips to increase energy. Held at One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave., Suite 3A. Free. Info: www. healthyemergence.com. fairview ChiropraCtiC Center 2 Fairview Hills Drive, Fairview. Free; registration required. Info: 628-7800. • TH (3/14), 5:15-6pm - A presentation on avoiding back and neck surgery with advanced technology will include a demonstration. • TH (3/21), 5:15-5:45pm - "Restore Your Core" will offer exercises to prevent back pain and tone the stomach. fletCher valley Market • TH (3/14), 5:30pm - Fletcher Valley Market, 1151 Naples Road, Hendersonville, will host a class on "Ten Reasons Why You Need to Kill Your Microwave." Free. Info: www.fletchervalley.com or 209-6920. healing arts yoga • SATURDAYS, 10:30am-noon - ASU offers yoga in the Turchin Center’s Mayer Gallery. All levels. $10/$5 ASU students. Info: www.tcva.org/calendar/super/ id/853. 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: www.ashevillefitspine.com. healthy Mind-body day • TH (3/21), 8-11am & 4-7pm - Ladies Workout Express, 802 Fairview Road, Suite 1000, will host a healthy mind and body day. Free. Info: 298-4667. Massage teChniQUes for wellness • WE (3/20), 1:30pm - Learn basic and simple massage techniques for personal wellness including head,
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neck, shoulder, hand, leg and foot massage. Held at Mission Hospital’s Integrative Healthcare Wellness Resource Center, 50 Doctor’s Drive. $10/free for hospital employees. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-8250. MediCinal Uses for CUlinary herbs • TH (3/14), 6pm - Discover medicinal properties and benefits of everyday culinary herbs. Course includes samples, recipes and more. Instructor: Thea Summer Deer. Hosted by A-B Tech Enka. $18.75. Info and registration: www1.abtech.edu/ce/registration; course number CSP-4472-197BB. red Cross blood drives 100 Edgewood Road. Info: www.redcrosswnc.org or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • TH (3/14), 1:30-5:30pm - Blood drive: Care Partners, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: 277-4744. • SU (3/17), 8:30am-1pm - Blood drive: First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St. Info: 253-1431. yoga for veterans • THURSDAYS, 4-5pm - Yoga for veterans, service members and their families will be offered by Happy Body Studio, 1378 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: www.ashevillehappybody.com/vets or 277-5741. yoga for woMen's health • TUESDAYS, noon - "Dao Flow Yoga weaves together Daoism and Chinese medicine with the ancient technology of yoga. This style expands traditional poses to illuminate the healing energetics of the acupuncture meridian system." Hosted by Asheville Yoga Donation Studio, 239 S. Liberty St. Info: www. ashevilledonationyoga.com.
support groups adUlt adhd groUp • 3rd MONDAYS, 7pm - Meet other local adults dealing with ADD/ADHD at this monthly support group. Registration required. Info, RSVP and location: 6817100 or www.adhdasheville.com. adUlt Children of alCoholiCs & dysfUnCtional faMilies ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: www. adultchildren.org. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075.
• FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 2pm - "Inner Child" study group, Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Info: 648-2924. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - A confidential study group based on the twelve steps of ACOA. Everyone welcome; no age or gender restrictions. Meets at the Clyde Town Hall, 8437 Carolina Blvd. Info: babeo2351@yahoo. com. • MONDAYS, 7pm - "Generations," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 474-5120. al-anon Al-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of alcoholics. More than 33 groups are available in the WNC area. Info: www.wnc-alanon.org or 800-2861326. • WEDNESDAYS, 11:30am - "Daytime Serenity," Pardee Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. --- 7pm - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. --- 5:45pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. • MONDAYS, noon - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --- 6pm - "Attitude of Gratitude," Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. --- 7pm First Christian Church, 201 Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain. --- 7:30pm - First United Methodist Church, Jackson and Church Streets, Sylva. --- 8pm - "Al-Anon Spoken Here," Ledger Baptist Church, U.S. 226 near Bakersville. --- 8pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway at North Highland Lake Road. asheville woMen's eMpowerMent and disCovery • TUESDAYS, 6pm - A 16-step group for women overcoming dependencies/addictions of all kinds. All women welcome. Meets above the French Broad Food Coop, 90 Biltmore Ave. Donations accepted but not required. Info: email@example.com. Caregiver sUpport groUp • 3rd MONDAYS, 5-6:30pm - Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support (CAPES) meets monthly at Mission Hospital’s Loretta Hall, Conference Room 6, located behind the St. Joseph Hospital Building. CAPES serves anyone caring for or concerned about an aging parent or adult. Free. Info: 277-8288 or 213-4542. ChroniC pain sUpport groUp • SUNDAYS, 12:30-1:30pm - Open to those with chronic pain, friends and family. Meeting will feature therapists and life coach Denise Kelley. Held at
wellnesscontinued Unity Church of Asheville, 130 Shelburne Road. Donations accepted. Info: 423-8301. Co-dependents anonyMoUs A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm & SATURDAYS, 11am First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. (use back entrance). Info: 424-6594 or 398-8937. debtors anonyMoUs • MONDAYS, 7pm - Debtors Anonymous meets at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 101. Info: www.debtorsanonymous.org. depression and bipolar sUpport allianCe • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Magnetic Minds provides self-help through weekly peer-facilitated meetings. We strive to provide support, acceptance, information and socialization, plus tips and techniques to manage challenges. Meets at 1316-C Parkwood Road, across from the West Asheville BB&T. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. eating disorders adUlt sUpport groUp • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St., provides free weekly support groups for adults recovering from an eating disorder. Facilitated by licensed professionals. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required. Info: www.thecenternc.org or 337-4685. eating disorders: faMily and friends sUpport • 3rd SATURDAYS, 10-11:30am - A support group for family members, caregivers and friends of individuals struggling with eating disorders is held at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Led by licensed professionals. Free. Info: 3374685 or www.thecenternc.org. heart of reCovery • TUESDAYS, 6pm - A meditation and discussion group that integrates Buddhist meditation practice with 12-step recovery programs. Meetings are anonymous and explore the relationship between addiction and meditation. Hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Westwood Place. Info: www.asheville.shambhala.org. MeMoryCaregivers network: new hope • 3rd TUESDAYS, 1pm - MemoryCaregivers Network support groups are free and open to anyone caring for a person with memory loss. Held in New Hope Presbyterian Church's lower level conference room, 3070 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: email@example.com. Ms sUpport groUp • 2nd THURSDAYS, 4pm - This group individuals newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis provides information and support for the day-to-day concerns of living with MS. Meets at Asheville Neurology Specialists, 31 Dogwood Road. Info: MScommunityWNC@gmail.com. naMi sUpport groUps The National Alliance on Mental Illness supports recovery for people living with mental illness and their families. Free. Info: www.namiwnc.org or 505-7353. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - A Dual Diagnosis Support Group for those living with mental illness and substance abuse issues will be held at 3 Thurland Ave.
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overCoMers reCovery sUpport groUp • MONDAYS, 6pm - A Christian-based 12-step recovery program that provides a spiritual plan of recovery for people struggling with life-controlling problems. Meets at 370 N. Louisiana Ave., Suite C-1. All are welcome. Info: rchovey@sos-mission. org. overeaters anonyMoUs A fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. A 12-step program. • THURSDAYS, noon - Asheville: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: 277-1975. • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: 424 W. State St. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 686-8131. • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: 697-5437. • MONDAYS, 6pm - Asheville: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 252-4828. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: 626-2572.
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If you have limited space and big garden dreams, a raised bed is a great compromise. Raised beds can be filled with high-quality soil, are less susceptible to weeds and keep the scale of garden projects manageable. Everything from vegetables to flowers can be grown in structures that keep plots off the ground (and casual gardeners away from the tiller). On Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m., the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office hosts a seminar on raised beds. Gene Rainey of the Rainey Garden (and former Buncombe County commissioner) will share his expertise gained from maintaining more than 60 raised beds each summer. Rainey grows too much food for one family, so he shares the bounty with more than 100 people each week via his church and MANNA FoodBank. Rainey’s class will teach students how to turn their backyards into havens of fresh food, whether the goal is to feed a family of two or a community. Free; no registration required. buncombe. ces.ncsu.edu
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It’s hard to imagine a goat sipping a cappuccino, but Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary would like you to leave room for cream in its honor. Firestorm Café and Books has partnered with this safe haven for rescued farm animals for a unique way to help animals while enjoying your morning latte. The café offers coconut, almond and soy milk at no extra cost, but dairy drinks have a 25-cent surcharge. Through Monday, April 1,
100 percent of the surcharge benefits the sanctuary’s efforts to buy new pens and shelters for animals in need. firestormcafe.com, goatmountainsanctuary.org
Grow your own beer Hops are everywhere in Asheville. From local brewery logos to the hoppy IPAs that brought us Beer City USA status, hops could be considered the star of WNC’s brewing scene. So how easy is it to grow your own tiny green cones? There are lots of variables, but a good first step is education. North Carolina State University will offer a class on growing hops in WNC at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. On Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., students can learn about everything from soil fertility to common diseases to the economics of hops production. The workshop will finish up with a tour of a hop yard. Whether you’re interested in home brewing or supplying our growing craft-brewing movement, learning more about hops is a good place to start. $15. Registration requested. 684-3562 ext. 250.
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wnC hoMe, lawn & garden show (pd.) At the U.S. Cellular Center March 15-17, 2013, featuring antique appraiser, John Andretti, DIY Classes, and products and services for the home and garden. www.wnchomegardenshow.com asheville greenworks' tree ConferenCe (pd.) Friday, March 15, Lenoir-Rhyne/ Chamber of Commerce. Featuring Tree Guru Philip van Wassenaer and Tree Tenders. For Arborists, Property Owners, Design Professionals and All Tree Enthusiasts. To sign up: www.ashevillegreenworks.org or 828-254-1776. asheville's arbor day/st. patriCk's day Celebration (pd.) Sunday, March 17 at the new Treetops Adventure Park at Crowne Plaza Resort (above Sam's). Tree City (33rd for Asheville!) Ceremony at 2:00. Family activities all afternoon: tree plantings, zipline, more. www.ashevillegreenworks.org, or 828-254-1776. baMboo farM workshop • SA (3/16), 9:30am-12:30pm - Haiku Bamboo Nursery and Farm will host a nine-month program, March-December, on growing bamboo for business. Hosted by Keiji Oshima at 468 Rhodes Mountain Road, Hendersonville. $35. Info and schedule: 685-3053 or www.oshimabambooschool.com. bb barnes gardening Classes 36 Rosscraggon Road. Classes and events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: www.bbbarns.com. • SA (3/16), 11am - A program on miniature fairy gardens will focus on indoor/ outdoor terrariums without glass. blUe ridge food ventUres Market • WE (3/13), 9am-1pm & 4-7pm - Blue Ridge Food Ventures will host its final winter market of the season, featuring baked goods, meat, mushrooms, cheeses and more. Held on A-B Tech's Enka campus. Info: www.BlueRidgeFoodVentures.org. botaniCal gardens at asheville 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Registration required for most classes. Info: www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org or 252-5190. • SU (3/17), 2-4pm - A class on wildlifefriendly gardening will focus on native plants, natural landscaping, butterfly gardens and allowing areas to grow wild. $15/$10 members. Csa fair • TH (3/21), 3-6pm - ASAP will host a CSA fair featuring opportunities to meet farmers and sign up for Community Supported Agriculture shares. Held in the Haywood Park Hotel's atrium, 1 Battery Park Ave. Free. Info: www.asapconnections.org. edible landsCapes • TU (3/19), 6:30pm - ECO will host a workshop on creating edible landscapes
with permaculture expert Chuck Marsh. Held at 121 Third Ave. W., Hendersonville. $15. Registration required. Info: 692-0385. grow down hoMe Market • SA (3/16), 10am-1pm - The Grow Down Home market features produce, meats, cheese, mushrooms, hot foods and more at Grow Down Home Kitchen, 105 Richardson Blvd., Black Mountain. Info: beckisbounty@ gmail.com.
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For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: www.buyappalachian.org or 236-1282.
grow soMe worMs • WE (3/13), 6-8:30pm - A program on growing worms will focus on feeding, life cycles and utilizing worms in the garden. Held on A-B Tech's Enka campus, Room 1040. $25. Info: http://avl.mx/q9.
growing hops in wnC • SA (3/16), 8:30am-1pm - A program on growing hops in WNC will focus on varieties, diseases and the economics of commercial growing. Held at Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River. $15. Info: Kelly_ Gaskill@ncsu.edu or 684-3562.
• 9am-noon - haywood historic farmers Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville.
oakley farMers Market Call for vendors • Through FR (3/22) - The Oakley Farmers Market will accept applications from local farmers, food producers and crafters for the 2013 season. Info: www.oakleyfarmersmarket. com or 407-0188. 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: www.transitionasheville.org. plant sale • Through FR (3/15) - The Haywood County Extension Master Gardener's plant sale offers berries, asparagus crowns and fruit trees. Orders required by March 15. Pick-up: April 13. Prices vary. Info and order form: email@example.com or 456-3575. raised bed gardening • WE (3/20), 10am - A presentation on raised bed gardening will be held at the Buncombe County Extension office, 94 Coxe Ave. Free. Info and registration: 255-5522. rUral yoUng agriCUltUral entrepreneUrs • Young adults interested in starting an agricultural business are invited to apply for The NC Rural Center's “New Generation Ventures” program. Info: http://avl.mx/q7. More gardening events online Check out the Gardening Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after March 21. Calendar deadline The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. wednesday, one week prior to publication.Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365
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Michael Shuman — author of Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity — gave a rousing keynote speech at the Venture Local business forum last November in Asheville. One of the central points of his talk, and his book, is that if you really want to help your local community, you have to do more than talk the talk. You have to walk the walk. As Ashevilleans, many of us take pride in going out of our way to spend our money locally. We’ll stand in line to eat at Early Girl or Salsa’s before even considering a chain restaurant. One of the statistics from Shuman’s talk has stuck in my head: $1 spent at a locally-owned business has on average 3.7 times more local economic impact than $1 spent at a corporate-owned business with its headquarters elsewhere. In Asheville, of course, he was basically preaching to the choir. But, as Shuman later pointed out, it’s not enough to spend your hard-earned dollars locally. It also makes a difference where you keep those dollars. So, what are the options for the people of Asheville? Well, you can choose to put your money in a locally owned credit union or bank. I’m not as familiar with bank options, but there are credit unions headquartered in Western North Carolina, such as Telco Community Credit Union, Mountain Credit Union or United Services Credit Union. For some, a state-chartered credit union, such as State Employees or Premier Federal, with statewide branch access, may provide an added convenience. Self-Help Credit Union is another state-chartered credit union, and it is also the only community-development credit union in the region, with the mission, “creating and protecting economic opportunity for all” — especially those not served by traditional financial institutions.
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You can also go to the North Carolina Credit Union League’s website and use their handy credit union locator at ncleague.org. Another exciting new local option is to put your money in a local investment vehicle. Of course, this is where I have to plug a brand-new, very exciting product, a Go Local certificate of deposit, available now through Carolina Mountains Credit Union, a division of Self-Help. Funds placed in this CD support lending to people and businesses in 13 WNC counties. This CD offers folks a place to put their deposit dollars and know they are supporting the region’s local communities by generating more local business loans, locally sourced car loans, personal loans and local home loans (which will never get sold away to some other institution). Developed through a wonderful partnership with Asheville Grown, the Go Local CD’s slogan is “Love Western North Carolina: Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Invest Local.” For more information, contact Carolina Mountains’ Asheville office at 676-2196 or stop by the Carolina Mountains branch at 1911 Hendersonville Road. The CD is available now, although its official launch will be later in March. Another simple option is to research your financial institution. Ask questions! Find out how much local lending they are doing. Ask them about their lending guidelines. And, should you decide to take one of Michael Shuman’s radical recommendations and move all your money to a good, responsible local institution, here’s a website to walk you through the steps: breakupwithyourmegabank.org, sponsored by Green America. Jane Hatley is the WNC regional director for Self-Help Credit Union in Asheville, where she has worked since 2001, first as a commercial loan officer and then a business development officer, before becoming director upon Joyce Harrison’s retirement in 2012.
Calendar of events abwa Meeting • TH (3/14), 5:30-7:30pm - The American Business Women's Association will host a dinner meeting at Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Drive. $25. Info and registration: www.abwaskyhychapter.com. Co-Creating a new eConoMy in wnC • WE (3/13), 7pm - The public is invited to a presentation on new economy ideas including economic democracy, green economics, social entrepreneurship, cooperatives, living wages and conscious capital, followed by group discussions. Held in the community room of EarthFare Westgate. Free. Info: email@example.com or www.localeconomies.org. ethiCal investing: the sri strategy • TH (3/14), 7pm - Lenoir-Rhyne College, 36 Montford Ave., will host a program on ethical investing and socially responsible investment strategies. Info and registration: asheville.lr.edu or 407-4263. JUnior aChieveMent bUsiness ethiCs lUnCheon • TU (3/19), 11:30am - Silver Olympic Medalist Lauren Tamayo will give the keynote address, on the theme of "Ethics and the Business of Competitive Sports," at the annual Junior Achievement Business Ethics Luncheon, which brings high school students and business leaders together to discuss ethical issues. Held at UNCA's Kimmel Arena. $36. Info: www.jacarolinas.org. MoUntain biZworks workshops 153 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 253-2834 or www.mountainbizworks.org. • TH (3/14), 9am-noon - A presentation on food business safety and regulation will feature experts from the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture. Topics include risk management, recall prevention, insurance and home kitchens. $10. Info and registration: www. mountainbizworks.org or 253-2834. • TH (3/14), 6-9pm - Express Foundations, a fast-paced version of the Foundations curriculum, uses an integrated approach to emphasize the cross-development of financial and marketing elements. Five-week course meets Thursdays. Sliding scale. Info and registration: victor@mountainbizworks. org or 253-283. negotiations and legal issUes • SA (3/16), 4-6pm - Asheville Area Arts Council, 346 Depot St., will host a presentation on negotiations and legal issues for artists. $20/AAAC and Handmade in America "artist level" members free. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-0121. sUMMer Job and internship fair • WE (3/13), 1-4pm - A summer job and internship fair for students in all majors will
be held in WCU's Grand Room. Free. Info: careers.wcu.edu. tax assistanCe • Through MO (4/15) - Local libraries will offer tax assistance. Bring Social Security card, tax return, W-2 forms, etc. Info: 277-8288. • MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 10am4pm; SATURDAYS, 10am-2pm - Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. • TUESDAYS, 9am-4pm - West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. • THURSDAYS, 10am-4pm - Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St. • TUESDAYS, 10am-4pm - Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St.
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UnCa internship and Job fair • TU (3/19), 11am-2pm - UNCA will host an internship and job fair in the university's Kimmel Arena concourse. Free. Info: 251-6515. wCU Career fair • TH (3/14), 1-4pm - WCU will host a career fair in the university's Grand Room. Free. Info: careers.wcu.edu. More bUsiness events online Check out the Business Calendar online at www.mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after March 21. Calendar deadline The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. wednesday, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)2511333, ext. 365
What do you know about keeping investment dollars local? Are you helping keep investment dollars in Western North Carolina? Are you exploring ways to grow our community by keeping capital right here where we live, work and play — rather than sending it all to Wall Street? If so, Mountain Xpress would like to hear from you. We’ll feature ongoing news and views about local investing. We’re looking for your ideas, writing, tips, knowledge and passionate interest. Contact Jeff Fobes at publisher@ mountainx.com with ideas, comments or other news.
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Haute honky-tonk Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder opens on Biltmore Avenue
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Fried catfish and hush puppies, butter beans and souse meat. These are the foods that stick in Mike Moore’s mind from his childhood in eastern North Carolina. With Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder, which opens this week, he’ll bring these standbys to Asheville. “We’re working hard to preserve that old food of where we grew up and some of the older foods of the South,” he says. “The menu is sort of created from the memories that we have of childhood.” In a word, the concept is panSouthern. Moore will open the restaurant with Adam Bannasch, the chef at Zambra and Jason
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WHAt: Serving rustic Southern food with culinary flare. From the minds of Mike Moore (Blind Pig), Adam Bannasch (Zambra), Jason Caughman (Pisgah Brewing)
Caughman, formerly of Pisgah Brewing. They bring similar gustatory memories to the menu. Bannasch grew up in Florida and lived in New Orleans, and Caughman hails from South Carolina. It’s a collaboration that leads to a brunch menu of shrimp and benne cakes, chicken livertopped cathead biscuits and fried catfish over hash. As a term, though, pan-Southern is too general; it includes both weathered mom-and-pops with
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Hock it to me: Mike Moore shows off one of several kinds of smoked ham soon to have a place on Seven Sows’ classic-meets-classy menu.
blue plate specials and trendy “new Southern” restaurants serving small plates. Seven Sows falls somewhere in between the two, but toward the trendier end of the spectrum. “We’re going to preserve the old but also be creative with how we plate it and our technique in cooking it,” Moore says. “It may not look like a dish that you’ve
seen on your grandmother’s table, but it will sure taste like it.” The Southern dishes benefit from Moore’s particular brand of culinary zeal. He’s the executive director and chef behind Blind Pig Supper Club, a project that will continue even as he opens Seven Sows, he says. Blind Pig is an impromptu dinner series hosted
by a passionate group of local cooks, barkeeps and event planners. The menus at those events are playful; the group doesn’t hesitate to serve snapping turtle, whole-roasted pig or green-hued biscuits if the theme of the dinner demands it. Moore’s unabashed style carries over to the Seven Sows menu, which also emphasizes Appalachian food. A dish of braised goat and Brunswick stew takes inspiration from Foxfire, a series of books published in the 1970s by a group of north Georgia high school students. They recorded the area’s folklore, customs and cooking techniques. Moore owns several of the original publications, which were passed down to him from a great aunt. By bringing rustic foods to the fore, Moore endeavors to help Asheville get in touch with its Appalachian roots. “I’m trying to go up into the hollers and pull the food from the cookbooks of the hollers,” he says “That’s an important part of Asheville culture that’s not necessarily front on the stage.” Like the menu, the design of the restaurant draws on the South’s agrarian past. The walls are covered with reclaimed wood and tin from 110-year-old barns, and a neon sign hangs over the bar, a replica of the one at Sun Records in Memphis, where Elvis at Johnny Cash cut their early tracks. “Reminders of hard work, reminders of dirt, reminders of an age-old culture of resourcefulness,” Moore says. “That’s exactly what we’re trying to achieve with the décor and with the menu.” An array of price points appeals to the sensibilities of both foodies and old-school Southern penny-pinchers. Diners can opt for decadent large plates, like a $29 dry-aged rib-eye, or a more humble serving of pig head meatloaf at $9. The bar offerings, an idiosyncratic lineup of fried chicken livers, hush puppies, truffled eggs and waffle fries, run about $5 apiece. And in addition to a selection of more than 30 small-batch bourbons, the bar also will serve what Moore calls “comfort beers,” including Miller High Life. “I want it to be comfortable, and I want it to have a little bit of a honky-tonk element,” he says. Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder, 77 Biltmore Ave., will open daily for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, the bar stays open until 2 a.m. with light food offerings. On Saturday and Sunday, brunch runs 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit sevensows.com or check out the restaurant’s Facebook page.
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African food exits Asheville (for now) Get Ethiopian eats while you still can: Desoto Lounge will discontinue its Tuesday Ethiopian special at the end of March. Asheville diners crave the spicy stews and fermented flatbreads of this East African cuisine: It’s been voted No. 1 in the “restaurant Asheville needs” category in the Best of WNC poll for the past five years. Despite the demand, Desoto Lounge on Haywood Road has been the only source of Ethiopian food in Asheville. It has hosted the Tuesday meals for the last three years. But the recipes involve a lengthy preparation process, and Desoto is ready for a break, says manager Josh Gambrell. The dinners could resume in the future, he adds.
This summer, Neeraj Kebede and Vicki Schomer, owners of the bed-and-breakfast Asheville Green Cottage, announced plans to open an Ethiopian restaurant, Addissae. Since then, they’ve looked at more than a dozen locations, but nothing has worked out. “We feel frustrated that we haven’t been able to find a physical location,” Schomer says. “In the meantime, we want to make sure we get Ethiopian food available in Asheville as soon as possible.” Kebede and Schomer are in the process of getting permits to start a food truck, although they’ll continue to explore restaurant locations. They’re also interested in making a partnership with a building owner who wants to develop a property into a restaurant. To learn more about the restaurant’s plans, visit Addissae on Facebook. For more information about Desoto Lounge, visit desotolounge.com.
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After two years on Patton Avenue, Favilla’s New York Pizza is growing with a new dining room. Until now, the restaurant’s pizzas, pasta dinners and sandwiches have been available by carry-out or delivery only.
The expansion into the adjacent shop will provide seating for 39 people. Jeanette Favilla, who co-owns the business with her husband, Andy, explains that visiting with customers is one of the perks of owning a business. “They can actually sit there and hang out with us instead of just getting food and leaving,” she says. Over the next few months, the Favillas hope to add a few more dishes to their menu as well as beer and wine, but those changes will happen gradually. So what’s the best dish to try in the new dining room? Jeanette recommends anything with eggplant. “Everybody who doesn’t like eggplant tries it and loves it,” she says. Try it as a pizza topping, on a sandwich or over penne. Favilla’s New York Pizza, 1093 Patton Ave., is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, visit Favilla’s on Facebook or call 225-3032.
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Drink to this Asheville bartenders raise money for a comrade Asheville’s restaurant community is coming together to help a friend in need, and they need your help, too. Jason Crosby, bar manager at The Junction, was recently diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, and he is no longer able to work. He and his wife have a 4-yearold daughter, and they’re expecting their second child in May. Tanya Triber, who co-owns The Junction with her husband, Charles, describes Crosby as “a dear, dear person, someone who not only can mix an amazing and beautiful drink, but can always make you smile.” From Monday, March 11, until Sunday, March 17, many Asheville bartenders will donate their tips to Crosby and his family. For a full list of participants, visit avl.mx/prpf. On Wednesday, March 13, The Junction will host a three-course, prix-fixe meal and silent auction. For more about that event, call The Junction at 225-3497. To donate to the Crosby family online, visit avl. mx/R3.
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A firkin good time Local breweries roll out cask beer programs
It’s true the carbonation is often lower than kegged beer, but it shouldn’t be flat. “When it’s done well and poured properly, it’s a unique experience. The carbonation can blend well with the beer for a ‘creamy mouth’ feel,” said Green Man brewer Tyler Downey. “It’s also the ultimate ode to a traditional English style ale.” And there are other ways the beer is different than the same beer from a keg or bottle. Noah Tuttle, head brewer at the oskar Blues Brevard facility, put it this way: “Yeast has tons of flavor and gives off so many different flavor compounds, it affects the character of the beer a lot. And being unfiltered affects it, too. Even if you don’t add any other ingredients [to a firkin], the beer itself is noticeably different than the same beer [in a can].”
What if Oskar Blues made a beer with papaya? What if Green Man served its IPA with a few extra ounces of Simcoe? And what if French Broad shoved Krispy Kreme donuts in its Anvil Porter? Now what if I told you there’s no “what if.” All of the beers above have recently been on tap in or around Asheville. And it’s all thanks to a thing called a firkin. According to the Oxford Companion to Beer, “A firkin is a cask used by British brewers for delivery of cask-conditioned beer to the pub. A firkin holds a quarter of a barrel [10.8 gallons] and was originally coopered from wooden staves bound with iron hoops, but is now more commonly made of stainless steel or aluminum. Like all proper casks, it has a hole in one of the curved sides, to which a wooden or plastic bung (“shive”) is fitted when the cask is filled.” In other words, a firkin is a 10-gallon container in which beer is stored — and then from which beer is served. And it’s often stainless steel. It’s similar to a keg.
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So WHy IS A FIRkIN SpEcIAL? A firkin is different from a keg because it is home to “real ale.” Without going into a lengthy description from the Campaign for Real Ale, the important thing to know is that the beer inside is “living.” Unlike kegged beer, which is often filtered and stripped of yeast before being carbonated with forced gas, beer inside a firkin is full of living yeast. After primary fermentation, the beer is dosed with additional sugar — or sometimes krausen, younger beer with residual sugar that’s still undergoing fermentation. As the yeast converts sugar to alcohol, the CO2 created as part of the process is trapped in the firkin and carbonates the beer.
FIRkIN good: Arielle Walsh uses a firkin at French Broad Brewery. French Broad has featured a Krispy Kreme porter, another with chocolate, rosewater and vanilla and an IPA dry-hopped with Mosaic hops, among others.
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But this is Asheville, so of course our brewers are going to drop all sorts of other ingredients in the top of its firkins. “Casks give us the opportunity to play with different flavors and combinations we wouldn’t normally have the ability to create,” said Abby Dickinson of Wicked Weed in an email. “A couple weeks ago we did our Smoked Maple Porter with country ham and honey in the cask. The ham was baked to the point that all the fat was rendered out, and imparted a slight saltiness and sweetness to the end of the beer. It was quite good! We’ve also double dry-hopped our Tyranny Red ale, and we plan on doing a cask in the near future where we add fruit to our Empress Honeydew Trippel.” Alex Chambers of French Broad Brewery had no trouble thinking of some cask favorites at its tasting room. “Our IPA dry hopped with Mosaic hops and the [Anvil] Porter with chocolate, rosewater and vanilla … and of course the Krispy Kreme Porter.” He added that future casks might include “oak-aged barleywine and a spiced version of Wee Heavier.” Asheville Brewing recently kicked off Firkin Fridays, alter-
nating between its locations. In addition to the kombucha Belgian Strong, they’ve also served, Ninja Porter with blueberries, according to brewer Brian Bacuzzi. At LAB, brewer Jonathan Chasner is also excited about experimenting with fruit when he taps his initial casks in April. “We want to welcome spring with a fruity beer … we’re looking forward to doing that by serving our Wheat in a firkin with apricot and honey.” As a British-inspired brewery, Green Man has perhaps the most well-established cask program in town. House beers are routinely charged with a round of dry hops or aged on wood in a firkin. “We’ve been playing around a lot with single hop, dry hop casks,” said Downey, who’s been running the Green Man cask program for about a year and a half. “We just had an Amarillo IPA cask, we’ve done a couple of our beers with Simcoe … we’ve also used some wood.” For example, “We’ve put smoked hickory chips and walnuts in our brown ale, and we’ll have a Jameson [whiskey]-soaked oak cask of our stout pouring for our bottle release party on March 17.” In fact, Green Man has had trouble keeping up with demand for its cask ale with just one beer engine (a traditional hand pump used for serving cask ale). In the near future, they’re going to add a second. “We’re hoping that once we have two beer engines, we can really do more adventurous stuff,” said Downey. “French Broad Chocolate Lounge is roasting different cocoa nibs at different temperatures for different times. We’re taking some of those nibs and seeing how they affect the character of a beer. We hope to do more experiments like that.” A FIRkIN FEStIvAL Last but not least, should you want a taste of more firkins in one place, look no further than The Best Firkin Beer Festival on April 27. Just like last year, this festival will be held in the meadow at Highland Brewing. The cost is $40 for general admission, and considering the beers will all be oneoff firkins or barrel-aged beers, it’s a fair deal. VIPs can get an hour head start for a $65 ticket and designated drivers can get a $15 ticket. Find out more at the Asheville Brews Cruise website for now: ashevillebrewscruise.com.
Get your Firk on
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Color OuTsIdE the lINEs AsHEvIllE NATIvE MIYA BAIlEY BuIlds A CITY OF INK
BY AMI WORTHEN
“We were all born with a purpose and a special gift,” says Miya Bailey, and his own life is proof. As founder of City of Ink, a thriving tattoo shop and art gallery in Atlanta, he found his talent early. Bailey began developing his particular purpose and gift in the housing projects of Asheville. Bailey spent his early childhood living in the Klondyke apartments at the end of Montford Avenue. Later, his family moved to the Southside neighborhood near the Erskine Street Apartments, then to West Asheville across from Pisgah View Apartments. Not the Asheville of tourism brochures, the neighborhood was not always a comfortable place. Those environments shaped Bailey in profound ways. As he puts it, “I was made into a man in West Asheville.” From early on, Bailey was encouraged to create. “My mother made me draw every single day, so she nurtured my talent, my family nurtured my talent,” he explains. “When I was going to Asheville Junior High [now Asheville Middle], on South French Broad Avenue, after school we went to the Delta House where they had teachers like Ms. [Shirley] Whitesides who helped me with art.” As his younger brother, Damion Bailey, remembers, “I knew that Miya would go on to bigger things long before tattooing. His art would bring home certificates, gold keys and trophies long before his art was placed on bodies.” By high school, Miya was making money using his artistic talent. “Asheville in the early ‘90s was very segregated,” Miya says. “People who had money weren’t looking for art in the ‘hood, and nobody in the ‘hood was buying paintings. So I started doing screen printing, and that took off, but I wanted more and that’s when I started doing tattooing.” As Damion remembers, “Miya first began tattooing by wrapping a thread around a needle (to soak in the ink) and making his mark one poke at a time. ... Then he learned how to make a tattoo gun with a hairdryer motor.” These crude methods of tattooing were first steps that set Miya on his path. “The T-shirt thing was awesome, because people were wearing my art, but I wanted it on more of a permanent space,” Miya says.
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CREATINg A MOvEMENT In 1994, he moved to Atlanta, where he committed to making it as a tattoo artist. “I planned my whole life at 18,” Miya says. “I didn’t have a plan B. So I had to make plan A work, or it was back on the streets for me.” But Miya had to hone his craft. “I knew I needed to get my skills up, so I started looking for an apprenticeship,” he says. “I called every tattoo shop in Atlanta and no one would give me a chance.” Eventually, he ended up finding Julia Alphonso of West End Tattoo. “She was a white tattoo artist teaching black people how to tattoo. I was there at the right time.” And, there was early success: “The first person I tattooed was Usher, Usher Raymond,” Miya says. “My first week in Atlanta and I tattooed Usher.” In 2000, Miya helped open Prophet Art & Tattoo Shop in Atlanta. It was the first tattoo shop on Peachtree Street. As he was getting established, Miya began to discover fans of his work in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, San Francisco and in Europe. He started touring and tattooing in different cities which proved to be lucrative. Miya had an eye on a building in the Castleberry Hill area of Atlanta that he wanted to buy and renovate into a shop. Touring was the key to making his vision a reality. “That’s how we paid for City of Ink, traveling all over the place,” he says. City of Ink opened seven years ago. Miya worked with Tuki Carter and Corey Davis to outfit the building and start building a brand. In addition to being a tattoo shop, City of Ink is an art gallery, with new shows every month. It is a priority for Miya to showcase other artists’ work. “When we opened up City of Ink, I didn’t ever want a young artist not to have anything to do,” he explains. “And I thought about Asheville. I know I’m not the only artist to come out of the projects in Asheville, but just imagine if they had opportunities, imagine if they had a chance. City of Ink is a real movement.”
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COlOR OuTsIdE THE lINEs This commitment to showcasing black tattoo artists led Miya to make Color Outside the Lines, a documentary about the history, struggles and triumphs of black tattoo artists, which came out last year. “I wanted to document these artists because you don’t know when one could leave this earth and their story would never be told.” As Director Artemus Jenkins explains, Color Outside the Lines “is the first film of its kind; it’s a little-known piece of our history that can now live on forever.” The documentary took several years to shoot, and includes interviews with black tattoo artists from across the country. One of those is Jacci Gresham, who shattered barriers when she started tattooing professionally in New Orleans in the early 1970s. “When I was 18 years old and researching tattoo artists, she was the only one that was in the magazines,” says Miya. “She became one of my mentors from afar, I knew she was trying to teach people how to tattoo on black skin. She was an inspiration.” COTL has been generating a buzz — it’s been highlighted in a number of publications including Juxtapoz, Complex Magazine and Urban Ink. Last fall it was a featured selection at the BronzeLens Film Festival. DVDs of the film will be available to purchase at the screening on Saturday. When asked about the impact of the film so far, Jenkins says “it has
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been opening the eyes of people to a severely under-documented culture. Even artists are learning more about something many of them have been doing for years.”
INspIRE YOuR CITY Miya’s acclaim continues to grow. He was recently interviewed by VICE, a popular international art and culture magazine from New York. The latest ASAP Rocky track, “1 Train,” has rapper Big K.R.I.T. (who has a tattoo from Miya) saying, “I’m more like Miya Bailey on you rap muthaf-kers, a true artist.”
This type of exposure does not go unnoticed in the community where he grew up, says Damion. “When black people see our own brethren in magazines, on television, and his name mentioned in music, and then see Miya strolling through the neighborhoods when he comes into town, his presence becomes inspiration in itself.” This is part of what makes the screening of COTL in Asheville so significant. Timmy Smith of New Asheville productions is the promoter for the March 16 event. “I’m proud of Miya,” Smith says. “Personally, I don’t know too many black males with Miya’s background who have left Asheville and gone on to become successful with pure art talent.” Beyond that, he says, “having this event is a way to showcase to the minorities in Asheville — that we can do anything we want to do.” This message of possibility is one that Miya shares when he visits schools in Atlanta to talk to children about art through his “Inspire Your City” program. Miya plans to start a similar program in Asheville. “I just want more people to have the same opportunities I did,” he says. “I can’t front, art helped me out. Art got my family out of situations, art got me out of the projects. I want to see more young people to understand that you don’t have to be a rapper or a ball player, you can actually be an artist.” X Ami Worthen can be contacted at amiwhoa@ gmail.com.
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Asheville nAtive sAllie Ford writes good songs For bAd girls by Alli MArshAll
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside’s front woman (and namesake) was recently featured in a Teen Vogue Q&A. Which is great, except it takes approximately 10 seconds of listening to Ford’s just-released album, Untamed Beast, to realize she is (at least in song) exactly the kind of girl known to mothers of Teen Vogue readers as “a bad influence.” The track "Party Kids" is, perhaps an anthem. Its bar-brawl video (which debuted on fashion and beauty website Refinery29) makes it hard to separate the literal lyric from the small-screen imagery. Wearing a demure, multi-strand bead choker, Ford breaks bottles over the heads of bikers. Her band members guzzle straight vodka. Blood spews. But that song's got nothing on the surf-rocker, "Bad Boys," in which Ford howls, "I can f--k, I can drink and I don't care what you think. You can say I'm just a girl, but I've had a lady or two, I bet she'd prefer me to you." On the phone with Xpress, Ford (who lives in Portland, Ore., but grew up in Asheville — her dad is puppeteer Hobey Ford) is nothing like the bawdy character of her album. Maybe it’s because she has a cold. Or because the notion of playing a show on home court (she and her band open for Thao & The Get Down Stay Down next week) “is a little more stressful than just a normal show.” She admits, “It makes me nervous, but it’s exciting, too.” But Ford is hardly the prodigal daughter. Her carousing must be relegated to video only, because at just 26, she and her band (Tyler Tornfelt on bass, Ford Tennis on drums and Jeffrey Munger on guitar) have already appeared on Letterman and opened for The Avett Brothers and Jack White. NYLON Magazine premiered “They Told Me,” Untamed’s opener. Ford’s musical genesis dates back to Asheville. She played violin as a kid, but it was a friend in college — “She was writing songs and introduced me to a lot of music like Cat Power and CocoRosie” — who inspired the idea of start-
who Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside (opening for Thao & The Get Down Stay Down)
where The Grey Eagle
when Tuesday, March 19 (9 p.m., $12 advance/$15 day of show. thegreyeagle.com)
this girl is on fire: Sallie Ford’s brash rock strikes a chord with fashion magazines, NPR and acts like Jack White and The Avett Brothers, with whom she’s shared stages. Says Ford, “I’m just trying to speak my mind about being a woman and being free, having those thoughts and not being ashamed of them.” ing a band. At her first open mic, in Asheville, Ford says she was incredibly freaked out and thought, “I’m never going to do that again.” But in Portland, surrounded by strangers, she found the courage to sing some cover songs and start writing originals. From there, Ford found her way to become the performer who NPR's Ann Powers called an "empowered hot mama" with a "sexy edge." If the musician isn’t altogether comfortable donning that mantle, she’s not about to shrug it off, either. “In a way, I’ve always felt like my music is an alter ego,” says Ford. “I was drawn to how feminine a lot of jazz and blues singers are. They’re always singing about really sexy stuff. It’s definitely what I’m going for, as much as it’s hard to be that person all the time.” But there’s far more to Untamed Beast than just its inner sensuality. “I hope that people also see the power that I’m going for,” says Ford. “I’m not trying to be a sex icon in any way, I’m just trying to speak my mind about being a woman and being free, having those thoughts and not being ashamed of them.”
Fronting a rock band comes with its unique set of challenges. Ford says it’s frustrating trying to figure out what bands to tour with. And there was the issue about the the artwork for Untamed. “We wanted full nudity,” Ford says of the cover. It’s an image of a seated woman, naked but for a steer’s skull held in front of her face. The band’s label pushed for an alternate cover — lettering and skull on a white background. What matters most are the songs, which Ford tests with her band’s reaction. She sometimes second-guesses herself, but after working with her bandmates for so long, there’s a level of trust. “There’s been stuff that they haven’t always reacted positively to. I’ve had to grow a tough skin,” says Ford. But, “In general, they’re awesome about realizing the project is my baby, so they’ll stand behind me in most things. It really helps that they have my back.” X Alli Marshall can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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arts X storytelling
ten pounds oF that minnow
Connie regan-Blake’s is a story in the telling By laura hope-gill
When one of Carson’s men arrived at the generations-old, tin-roofed cabin set in the Appalachian sward above the treeline, Hicks reply was simply, “If Johnny wants to talk with me, you tell Johnny to come up here and I’ll tell him a story.” Here.
Like a captivating story, Connie Regan-Blake is subtle and grounded. She maintains a balance, as good storytellers do, between what is the larger story — the setting — and what part of it belongs to her, ever mindful of her responsibility to both. With an Appalachian accent as soft as the Blue Ridge, she weaves a tale from Haiti, or Japan, or Banner Elk and in each one brings home the meaning of being human. This has been Regan-Blake’s purpose for decades. “I’ve never had any other job than storyteller,” she says. For Regan-Blake, the call of story arose through the voices of her family. “My family loved to tell stories. Sometimes when relatives were visiting from Tennessee, a breakfast could stretch on for hours, with all of us still sitting at the table when lunchtime arrived! And looking back on it, I think my early training came from listening — listening to all those stories, the images and words transporting me to a different world when my parents were children.”
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the story oF story As one of Regan-Blake’s tales recounts (about how tall the telling could get), her cousin once said to her, “I’ll blow out the lamp under the water if you shave 10 pounds off that minnow.” The line speaks to a story’s ability to stay with us long after the telling’s done, and the power of some images to stir, trouble, inspire and change the way we not only see the world but how we live in it.
learn to tell Here are some of Regan-Blake’s upcoming workshops. For more details, visit storywindow.com. “Finding the Storyteller In You,” March 16, Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville. Storytelling workshop for everyone. “Taking Your Story to the Stage,” April 26 to 29, Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St. Storytelling intensive with feedback, critique and the opportunity to perform on stage. Open to returning students. “Eighth Annual Storytelling Retreat & Adventure,” July 14 to 20, 7 days of study, coaching and day trips.
strange arrangement: Singer-songwriter and band leader Darwin Deez’s creative process includes Kool Whip for breakfast, plenty of TV, lots of solitude The word “story” has expanded in applications over the past few years. “You have to tell the story,” come the words from marketing managers as well as climatologists. Events like TedX and IgniteAsheville are defined by strong narratives — people speaking to people listening. It was in the age of disco that Regan-Blake and her cousin, Barbara Freeman, first hit the road in a yellow truck, telling stories around the country as a touring act. While Studio 54 spun a cultural mirror ball above the world far beyond New York, these two women from the hills did things like call Maurice Sendak on the phone to ask for his blessing to tell Where the Wild Things Are to a coffeehouse audience. The spell of the story had them; the authenticity of a story told well started to weave its own influence across America. In the early 1980s, Good Morning America announced that Regan-Blake and Freeman had started a kind of revival, or national-scale introduction, which today now encompasses more than 100 festivals around the country and the world. The first was just over the pass in Jonesborough, Tenn., in 1973. Regan-Blake was there, and she is the only teller who has been
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on Main Stage every year since the National Storytelling Festival’s inception. Also there was her mentor, friend and teacher, a man named Ray Hicks, standing 6 feet 7 inches, wearing bib overalls and speaking into a microphone for the first time. Among tellers, “Ray Hicks” is synonymous with the mountain folk tales. The real deal. The original item. An individual so deeply rooted in the story of story that the Smithsonian featured him on the cover of its magazine, naming him a National Treasure. To further attest to Hicks import and mysterious ability to pierce the blinding shimmer of ‘70s nightlife with an earthbound, time-halting Elizabethan dialect, Johnny Carson wanted him to appear on the Tonight Show. In complete counterpoint to Burbank show-biz hustle, Carson couldn’t reach Hicks by phone — because Hicks didn’t have one. It’s important to note that a his Jack Tale, passed down through the centuries, could not possibly have fit into an eight-minute set. It would have taken the whole show (and much of whatever came after) to tell of Jack’s encounters with the king, the giant, the king’s daughter and whomever and whatever else befalls Jack’s path.
This is what Regan-Blake and her many stories are all about — here is the loamy soil under the rhododendron thickets of the Blue Ridge. It is at a cold mountain top in Ethiopia where a young boy watches a fire far below to keep warm. It is in the home of Namakasa Rose, a woman living with AIDS in Uganda, whose jewelry-making with nonprofit Bead for Life has brought her and her children health and hope. It is that place inside us that longs to tell and longs to be listened to. It is the place of the story. And, with all respect to the stories found in “Dancing Queen,” it has long outlasted disco. Today, Regan-Blake travels the U.S. and beyond, gathering and telling stories while supporting new tellers through workshops with such titles as “Finding the Storyteller in You,” “Taking Your Story to the Stage” and “Hearing the Call.” You can note the lack of the imperative so often used in the naming of things. Storytelling is a process of being, rather than a matter of results or a plot resolution. The teller, she teaches, communes with story, self and audience at once, ready for any of these factors to surprise or be surprised. While the term “storytelling” suggests an importance of voice, of “telling,” ReganBlake reminds her students that telling stories involves a special kind of listening. Imaginative. Attentive. Participatory. The most successful tellers are like water-bearers, prepared to be splashed a little in the task. Being present in the moment without attaching so tightly that the story can't breathe — these are the tensions along which the story tells through the teller. As storytelling's value rises across fields of science, commerce, law and medicine, ReganBlake's significance increases as well. A hunger for context, a need for history stirs within the flash and dash of a digital age. Story fills our wish to slow down and fulfills our desire for something worth slowing down for: content, quality, meaning, all shared openly and well. This is what moves us now, and it begins here, in the mountains. A tin roof. A yellow truck. A story. X Laura Hope-Gill directs the M.A. in Writing Program at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She works with Regan-Blake at Storywindow as co-explorer of ideas and the waterer of orchids.
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old-time twang & ease introducing locust Honey string band by Jill winsby-Fein Three women in skirts and leather boots sit in a circle, instruments settled in laps and beers in hand. They talk fast and laugh easy, discussing the chords for the next tune — whether it needs drums instead of banjo and where the harmonies come in. And then, as if prompted by some invisible cue, they put down their drinks, pick up their instruments and start to play. The band is The Locust Honey String Band, and the players are Chloe Edmonstone on fiddle, vocals and guitar; Ariel Dixon on banjo, guitar and vocals; and Meredith Watson on guitar, slide guitar, banjo and vocals. Locust Honey proper began as a pickup band for a Fourth of July gig, although Edmonstone and Dixon have been playing together since they were kids. “We played the same 10 songs over and over again,” reminisces Dixon, laughing. They have come a long way since then. They whip out tune after tune from memory, and reference many more. Locust Honey plays primarily old-time music, but “our band isn't straight old-time,” said Edmonstone. “We bring in a lot of old country stuff, Louvin Brothers, stuff like that. We put our own take on it, which happens to be old-time.” Old-time music was the name given Appalachian and Southern-based religious and country music by the recording industry in the 1920s, and replaced what the industry had previously dubbed hillbilly music. “It was old music even then,” says Watson, “but it was extremely popular.” Dixon and Edmonstone were both steeped in music from the beginning, each raised by musician parents who introduced them to old-time and the world of music festivals. “When I first started going to festivals I hated old-time music,” says Dixon. “I bought an electric guitar and I played rock for a while.” It wasn't long before she realized a love of the genre, and she and Edmonstone began playing together at festivals. Watson is a relative newcomer to the old-time world, discovering it a mere four years ago,
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boot scootin’: Locust Honey string band’s harmonies get right at your heart. but to hear her play, you'd think she'd come from generations of musical tradition. “Aside from loving the music, it was this entire world that came along with it,” and to Watson, the world was “completely intoxicating.” She joined Locust Honey a year ago. “Meredith Watson,” says Edmonstone in a conspiratorial whisper. Dixon chimes in, “We'd heard about her.” All three throw their heads back in laughter, and it is hard to believe that they have been playing together so short a time. Their new CD, He Ain't No Good, was released in November. Its 15 tracks live up to the band's
tagline of “Heartbreakin' country and raging old time fiddle tunes.” The album has all the ease and twang of country and the nostalgia and density of old-time. The music has a sort of tumbling feel, similar to listening to the three talk — their voices and stories spilling over each other and blending seamlessly. Their harmonies get right at your heart, at times close and contained and at other times reaching and spacious. They are a unique group; a girl band rooted in old-time who reinvent not only the music, but the lifestyle. For them, it's about the whole picture — the music, the people, the festivals, the travel. “It's the best job ever,” says Edmonstone. “A lot of people, once they're in, they don't ever leave.” The three exchange wide-eyed, fearful looks at this, and then again burst into rolling, melodic laughter. X Jill Winsby-Fein is a senior at Warren Wilson College.
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“we are Both mad men”
FleCktones’ howard levy and grisman’s Joe Craven team up at the isis
By Jordan lawrenCe On paper, Howard Levy and Joe Craven seem like mismatched candidates for collaboration. Levy is a formally trained musician and a founding member of Béla Fleck’s Flecktones who has spent the the last 20 years focusing on the piano and the harmonica. It’s his singularly wowing virtuosity on the latter that has made him an in-demand collaborator, but he’s also a gifted composer, winning a Grammy in 2012 for an instrumental he wrote with Fleck.
who Howard Levy and Joe Craven
where Isis Music Hall and Restaurant, 743 Haywood Road
when Friday, March 15 (5 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show. $18/$22. isisasheville.com)
Craven is mostly self-taught and doesn’t share Levy’s sense of focus. He first came into prominence in the late ‘80s with contributions to David Grisman’s namesake quintet; Craven backs the famed progressive mandolinist with mean fiddle and creative percussion. Since then, he has indulged his wandering artistic mind, acting, teaching and pursuing visual art in addition to finding new ways to play whatever stray instruments — or objects — he can get his hands on; “violin, mandolin, tin can, bedpan, cookie tin, tenor guitar/banjo, mouth bow, canjoe, cuatro, balalaika, boot ‘n lace and double-necked whatever” are but the few listed in his online biography. In approach, the two could hardly be more different. “Howard’s a very formally trained musician,” Craven says. “He’s brilliant. He’s had classical training. He’s a reader. But he’s also a very vernacular artist. He has a brilliant ear. He improvises beautifully. He’s a great listener. I’m more tilted. I am not formally trained. I’m not a reader. I really am a folkie, you could say. I listen to music and respond to music through observation, imitation, mimicry, just being in the moment with things. But I’ve developed a good ear, and I think that’s where Howard and I meet.”
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innovative pair: The two accomplished musicians have very different approaches to their music, but they’ll play together “in the middle with this mutual spirit of being in the moment.” At left, Joe Craven. Right, Howard Levy.
Levy and Craven’s paths have crossed a few times through the years. The Grisman quintet has toured fairly often with the Flecktones; both musicians contributed to the final recordings of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. But their own collaboration wasn’t kindled until three years ago when they had a chance to play together at a fundraiser in Aberdeen, N.C. The two kept in touch and eventually started playing out as a duo, indulging in a few touring dates during the past year. “We are both mad men,” Levy wrote in an e-mail to the Xpress, explaining their connection. “It takes one to know one. Lots of intensity and enough chops to hang with each other. And both of us are very strong solo performers with many solo concerts under our belts, so that’s a big part of it as well.”
During their performances, Levy sticks mainly to his bright, striding piano and his harmonica, which he wields with stunning capability, wrenching bold and beautiful melodies from an instrument most often used for rugged texture. Craven says he won’t bring his full bag of tricks on the duo’s three-date tilt through North Carolina, but he will continue his regular practice of playing objects he finds at each venue, confronting Levy with unexpected sounds and forcing him to adapt. “We’re kind of an odd couple,” Craven says. “We’re not coming from the same landscape, but we meet in the middle with this mutual spirit of being in the moment and this playfulness. He’s innovative. I’m innovative. We love to play with ideas.” X
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Capturing the moment By alli marshall L.A.-based Local Natives got their start in Orange County, Calif., where Taylor Rice (vocals/guitar), Kelcey Ayer (vocals/keys/percussion) and Ryan Hahn (vocals/guitar) went to high school together. These days, they live in the Silver Lake neighborhood, known for its wide range of ethnicities and social classes. And hipsters. All of which probably influenced Local Natives’ eclectic/artistic/rhythmic/sweet-yetcool sound (completed by the addition of drummer Matt Frazier). The band’s sophomore album, Hummingbird, debuted at No. 12 on Billboard’s Top 200; they recently performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and have been selling out shows across the country (including its Tuesday, March 19 stop at The Orange Peel).
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Mountain Xpress: You all have great photos on your Facebook and Tumblr pages. Is someone in the band (or with the band) a photographer? do you think about documenting this adventure that you’re on? Taylor Rice: Everyone’s a photographer with varying degrees of ability or talent. The photos come from all of us. It can be harder, but I think it’s more important to be in the moment and enjoy what is right in front of you than to document it. The opening line from [Atoms For Peace album] Amok is “look out of the window, what’s passing you by,” which seems poignant from the perspective of a traveling musician. We drove through the Swiss Alps today on our way to Milan on a perfect clear winter day. We did take some photos (which didn’t do much to capture it), but I was aware to take it in without trying to put it in a little digital box. I’ve read that silver lake is ethnically and artistically eclectic — in what ways has that environment impacted your sound? The culture of Silver Lake is creativity. Everyone is making something they want to share. It only strikes me as strange when I’m not in a place like that, [that] actually most people think it’s crazy to be creative rather than productive.
Local Natives (with Superhumanoids)
where The Orange Peel
when Tuesday, March 19 8 p.m. Sold out. theorangepeel.net
see, saw: Swiss Alps photo stop, on the drive between Munich and Milan. Photo courtesy of Local Natives. Was there an intimidation factor to recording your sophomore album? And what allowed you to go deeper with Hummingbird than with your debut, Gorilla Manor? It was definitely strange to start writing with the subtext that there were people waiting to hear what we came up with. (It isn’t like that on your first record: you make it hoping someone will hear it.) We dealt with that by unplugging, stopping touring, and really isolating ourselves and experimenting. Hummingbird is a more expansive record because our lives expanded over the last two years. We had so many insanely incredible experiences together, like blinding euphoria, but we also had the hardest two years we’ve ever gone through. You did your own artwork for Hummingbird. does someone in the band have a background in visual art? And how did you decide on that particular image? Matt’s day job was working as a graphic designer for magazines before we started touring full time. We all weigh in, though, and control the design of the band democratically, like how
we make the music. The cover image was an accidental capturing of a moment of the four of us. Ryan took the photo, and then Kelcey, Matt and I are in it. We were climbing onto the roof of our practice space to take some photos and Kelcey almost fell off the edge trying to get up. It’s sort of like a metaphor for the record and where we were as a band making Hummingbird. There was a struggle, but we’re smiling through it, and came out feeling closer and happier than we ever have. You recently announced UK tour dates. Any place that you’re especially looking forward to returning to, or a new place you’re excited about exploring? Playing Brixton in London is like fulfilling a dream I’ve had since we first came over. London felt like a home away from home when we were touring with Gorilla Manor, so I feel like playing Brixton makes our hypothetical British parents very proud. X Alli Marshall can be reached at amarshall@ mountainx.com.
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State of THE ARTS
by KyLE SHERARd
RALEIGH & SPRUCE PINE GET TOGETHER ON THE EXPERIENCE OF TIME For the first time, the North Carolina Museum of Art and Penland School of Crafts have partnered. The project, 0 to 60: The Experience of Time Through Contemporary Art, focuses on all things temporal, and features four WNC artists. Sculpture artists david Chatt, Hoss Haley, Anne Lemanski and Tom Shields will have their work in the exhibit, which opens Sunday, March 24 in the Raleigh museum’s East Wing. 0 to 60 was put together with Penland School of Crafts, which will host a separate exhibitional component. This marks the first-ever collaboration between the two institutions. “Jean McLaughlin, executive director at Penland, and I started talking about artists we were both interested in and current trends in contemporary art, and the collaboration just evolved from there,” Linda dougherty, NCMA’s curator of contemporary art, told Xpress. “Jean and I worked together at the N.C. Arts Council ... in the mid-1990s and have maintained a professional/ collegial friendship ever since.” The school will also feature several site-specific works by Lemanski and American artists dan Baily, Kyoung Ae Cho and Alison Collins, produced during a series of monthlong residencies. The exhibitions focus on the passage of time and how it interacts, interferes and intersects with art. In some works, time itself becomes the material and sole content, when recorded in photographic and video formats. Others induce a self-reflecting sense of chronology, via nostalgia. Penland artist Tom Shields uses materials from the not-sodistant past to frame the human role in such material use and its time-sensitive impact. Shields’ work involves found wood scraps and dismantled furniture. They are often rendered unusable and occasionally dangerous. Asheville’s Hoss Haley, whose sculptural pieces dot Pack Square Park and the Roger McGuire Green, will be showing “drawing Machine.” The robotic drawing arm uses five actuators that operate on rotating intervals. They simulate a pendulum-like swinging motion, but also cause the appendage to lift from the page. Each resulting image is unique, as the pattern never repeats. Penland artist david Chatt’s piece “Bedside Table” features a series of household objects: a lamp, telephone, sunglasses, etc. But he’s covered them with individually strung and sewn glass beads, giving the pieces a pearlescent finish. They lay upon or in a wooden bedside table. It’s the very bedside table that the items were originally pulled from, that of his father. Chatt has immortalized the moment and memory by preserving them in their “natural” habitat. Anne Lemanski, a Spruce Pine-based artist, will feature “A Century of Hair.” The series
includes a series of faux wigs — one iconic style for each of the 10 decades falling between 1900 and 2000. Each wig is displayed on a wooden stand and made of a material relevant to the period. “1950: Just Add Water” is primarily made of acetate and cast plastic in a transparent, orange-red, Ben-day-dot color reminiscent of pop-culture images of that era. Lemanski is one of the few artists showing work in both Raleigh and at Penland. For more information, visit ncartmuseum.org or penland.org/0to60/index.html. FLAMINGO SABOTAGE IN THE RIvER ARTS dISTRICT If you’ve driven by the intersection of Roberts Street and Riverside drive lately, you’ve probably noticed a stand of plastic pink flamingos (that’s what a group of flamingos is called, by the way).
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Anne Lemanski, A Century of Hair, 1900-1990, 2005-7. Mixed media on wood stands. Photo courtesy the artist / Photo by Steve Mann.
“It all started with a parking lot that the city of Asheville did not permit to be used due to its close location to an intersection,” said Brit Oie in an email to Xpress. The studio could have posted a drab no parking sign, but where is the fun in that? So instead they got a fabricated flock of pink flamingos. Since early January, the dozens of yard ornaments have blocked vehicles from entering the driveway. But in the past few weeks, they’ve been disappearing. The artists posted a mock missing poster asking for info on the whereabouts of “Fred.” The next day, Fred’s battered acrylic carcass was left in the driveway with the words “Fred Is dead” across his wing. The first stand was 50 strong, and while she and her studio mates would like to continue with the birds, the financial burden of good humor has
asserted itself. That’s not to say a new option won’t be equally as entertaining. “There has to be room for creativity,” Oie said. It would certainly be better than an aluminum sign. WHO’S THE PREEMINENT CRAFT ORGANIzATION IN WNC? We got called out online for the last State of the Arts column, which referenced HandMade in America as “Asheville’s foremost craft-centric nonprofit.” That was this columnist’s opinion, and to be honest, I wasn’t fully considering the Southern Highlands Craft Guild’s nonprofit status. Apologies, and kudos to Xpress commenter “Crafts Lover” for keeping an eye out.
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tom pazderka Reclaimed wood, electrical equipment and stuffed animals are among the materials you’ll find in Tom Pazderka’s new solo exhibition at the ARTery. The works have a nostalgic aesthetic, defined by the aged floorboards and wooden slats he’s drawn on. Apotheosis explores American culture and identity through what Pazderka calls historic ideology and mythology. Stories of both local and national relevance are founded on mythicized figures and events. We as cultural historians, undoubtedly overlook some figures, places and momentary details key to an occurrence, memory. These details constitute Pazderka’s “morbid fascination,” and what ultimately became the physical and theoretical soul of the exhibition. — Kyle Sherard
samantha Carter Samantha Carter, who holds a BFA from Florida State’s photography program, presents a strong body of work with Swish and Fade, a collection whose interest lies in its mingling of nostalgia with sometimes-jarring compositions that make striking use of line and shape. These surprises are the result of shooting one roll of color 35mm film twice, creating unpredictable double-exposures in camera. The majority of the work is in color, but with a saturation and cast that conjures memory and nostalgia, aided by the subject matter of beach scenes and Southern landscape details like Spanish moss. However, the memories feel fragmented, with dark undertones. A sunset placed over the sprawling lawn of a mansion appears more like the ground breaking open into fire, a wolf-like dog silhouette ominously hovers as the backdrop to a woman swimming carefree in a dark body of water. Swish and Fade is on view through March at Harvest Records, 415 Haywood Road. — Bridget Conn
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Connie Bostic It is not often that an artist has two solo shows exhibiting at the same time in the same town, but this month Connie Bostic does just that with The Gun Show at Flood Gallery and The Sacred Grove at 5 Walnut Wine Bar. In spite of their disparate themes, the shows are similar in that they demonstrate Bostic’s understated approach to material and her penchant for working in series. Her work is modest in spite of its frank subject matter. The paintings of The Gun Show were produced more than a decade ago. They’re culled from five distinct series, including swarthy still lifes in oil and delicate watercolors depicting the conspicuous contents of ladies’ handbags. Then there is a series of tiny paintings of stick figures, naively rendered, whose flurry of gunfire looks like red stitching. At 5 Walnut, depictions of trees are captured in charcoal, conte, oils and watercolor. They are personified in the stance of their trunks and the twist of their austere branches. Both shows up through March 31. — Ursula Gullow
John urbain The late artist John Urbain was continually concerned with the concept of matière — a French term emphasizing the visual and physical properties of materials. This is evidenced by the title of his current BMCM+AC show, No Ideas But in Things, which comes from William Carlos Williams’ multivolume poem, Paterson. Urbain’s mixedmedia work is immediately striking for its rich use of color and the rough applications of paper, fiber, glue and paint. Torn edges of neon paper collide with swathes of ochre, brown and white. Wads of fiber are glued in bunches, paper is punctured, torn, chopped and glued into its rightful place. The compositions are finely orchestrated in spite of their coarse application. Up through June 1 at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway. — Ursula Gullow
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smartbets By alli marshall
pilobolus pinocchio The Strange and Tragical Adventures of Pinocchio or Why Didn’t I Just Stay a Damn Puppet? is the final production to be held at the Magnetic Theatre’s Glen Rock Depot location — all the more reason to catch the last weeks of this “new reimagining” by local playwright John Crutchfield. According to press, the story “not only returns it to its hallucinatory roots, but turns it completely on its head. Billed as a ‘morality tale in two inappropriate acts,’ the play features local puppet-master Madison J. Cripps as the title character in a wild and irreverent take on what it means to be human.” Starring Darren Marshall, Laura Tratnik, Valerie Meiss, Joe Carroll and Peter Lundblad. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. until Saturday, March 23. $15. themagnetictheatre.org.
“Pilobolus makes art to build community,” says the website for the contemporary dance company that traces its genesis to a 1971 class at Dartmouth College. These days, Pilobolus is not only a performance company but works with film, advertising, publishing and commercial clients, and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Sesame Street and CBS’s 60 Minutes. The dance company performs at Diana Wortham Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20, 8 p.m. (with pre-show discussions in The Forum at Pack Place at 7 p.m.) $48/$43/$20. dwtheatre.com. Photo by John Kane.
alex krug tuatha dea Tuatha Dea (whose name is taken from Celtic Mythology) plays a special St. Patrick’s Day show at Emerald Lounge on Saturday, March 16. “We’re rolling in with our African drums, kilts and eclectic Celtic Tribal mix,” writes the Gatlinburg, Tenn.-based Celtic-rock-meets-tribal-rhythms collective. 9 p.m. Free admission for members and guests; $1 for non-members. emeraldlounge. com. (Find more St. Patty’s day celebrations at mountainx.com.)
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Local singer-songwriter (and Brown Bag Songwriting Competition host) Alex Krug recorded her live album, Divers, during a performance at The LAB. Krug is a self-proclaimed conservationist, a theme that can be found in her original music. “Preserving nature translates into the harmonious way Krug writes songs. She layers strong foundational rhythms and roots while still allowing each song the freedom to transform with the musicians performing and the audience who is listening,” says press for Krug’s upcoming album release show, at Highland Brewing, with her band, Alex Krug Combo. Friday, March 15. 6-8 p.m., free. highlandbrewing.com.
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the revelers Southwest Louisiana-based Cajun, blues and swing outfit The Revelers is made up of members of The Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys (including fiddler Daniel Coolik, a former Asheville resident). They were featured on season three of HBO show Treme, and on the season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. In February, the band released its self-titled debut album. And, on Saturday, March 16, they bring the “trickery, good times and revelry in which The Revelers are renowned experts” to The Grey Eagle stage. 9 p.m., $10/$12. thegreyeagle.com.
hisham mayet Libyan-born globe-trotter Hisham Mayet is (among other things) a founding member of Seattlebased recording label Sublime Frequencies (home of eclectic world music including rock and soul from Saigon, Gnawa music from Essaouira and Bollywood steel guitar). He’s also produced a number of films for the label that “have been redefining the nature of ethnographic film.” Mayet will present and discuss his films, Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast (an exploration of West African possession ceremonies) and The Divine River: Ceremonial Pageantry in the Sahel, at Apothecary on Thursday, March 14. 7 p.m. sharp, $5-$7. avl.mx/r5.
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wednesday, marCh 13 185 king street Dance jam w/ Jeff Sipe, 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar One Leg Up (hot jazz), 8pm
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!”
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 ClUb hairspray Dance party, 10pm ClUb reMix Open House w/ DJ Ra Mak, 10pm
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Creekside taphoUse Open mic, 9pm dirty soUth loUnge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm doUble Crown Country night w/ Dr. Filth, 9pm elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am eMerald loUnge Dana & Susan Robinson w/ WestWend & Dave Desmelik (folk, singer-songwriter), 9pm harrah's Cherokee Throwback DJ ('70s-'90s), 6pm-close holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Laura Blackley, Kevin Abernathy & Marc Higgins (singer-songwriters), 8pm JaCk of the wood pUb Old-time jam, 4pm lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Spirits of the Red City (Americana, folk) w/ Dulci Ellenberger, 9pm lobster trap Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, electronics), 7pm olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm
vanUatU kava bar Open mic, 8:30pm
one stop deli & bar Soul/jazz jam w/ Preston Cate, 10pm
white horse Krmar Das (Indian, flamenco, folk), 7:30pm
phoenix loUnge Rocky Lindsley (rock), 9pm
wild wing Cafe Jeff & Justin (acoustic), 8pm
pisgah brewing CoMpany Natural Vibrations (reggae, roots), 9pm pUlp Rory Kelly's Triple Threat (rock) w/ Zombie Queen, 9pm red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm root bar no. 1 Matt Burke (rock, Americana), 9pm tallgary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm the bywater International reggae dance night, 9pm the dUgoUt Karaoke, 8pm the hangar loUnge Karaoke, 10pm
thursday, marCh 14 185 king street Underhill Rose (country, Americana), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm allstars sports bar and grill Dance night, 10pm altaMont brewing CoMpany Screaming J's (ragtime, boogie-woogie), 9pm apotheCary Film screening/Q&A w/ Hisham Mayet (of Sublime Frequencies), 8:30pm barley's taprooM Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm
tiMo's hoUse Blues jam, 10pm
blUe MoUntain piZZa Cafe Mark Bumgarner (Americana, folk, country), 7pm
trailhead restaUrant and bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm
ClUb hairspray Dance party, 10pm
treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am
ClUb reMix Asheville Rootz Collective (reggae, dancehall, dub), 10pm
tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Jason DeCristofaro (jazz), 8:30pm
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innovating tradition: Guitar and bass duo Benavides and Wolf bring jazz and blues undertones to flamenco and Latin instrumentals for a rhythmic and spry take on well-established genres. The duo celebrates the release of its latest album, Volver a la Tierra, at The Altamont Theatre on Thursday, March 14.
International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm
Gilbert Lawand, Kelly Row & more, 8pm
elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am
phoenix loUnge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm
eMerald loUnge Stephane Wrembel (jazz guitar) w/ Balkan Death Grip, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM LeMaster Plan (alternative), 6pm harrah's Cherokee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight highland brewing CoMpany Whole Planet Foundation fundraiser, 6pm 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 lobster trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm odditoriUM Pox Americana w/ Blood Red (punk), 9pm olive or twist Heather Masterton Jazz Quartet, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Phish n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm DrFameus (electronic) w/ The Mike Dillon Band, 10pm orange peel Slice of Life comedy feat: Noah Gardenswartz,
pisgah brewing CoMpany The Low Counts (rock, blues), 8pm pUrple onion Cafe Dylan Sneed, 7:30pm red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm soUthern appalaChian brewery Paul Cataldo (Americana, roots, folk), 7pm tallgary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm the altaMont theater Benavides & Wolf (flamenco, Latin, jazz) CD release, 8pm the Market plaCe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm tiMo's hoUse Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm-2am town pUMp Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 9pm trailhead restaUrant and bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Odette Dynasty O'Hara (cabaret), 9pm westville pUb James Beale Band (funk, blues, rock), 9:30pm
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JaCk of the wood pUb Whitney Morgan & the 78's (honky-tonk) w/ J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices, 9pm
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185 king street Spirits of the Red City (Americana), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Stillwater Hobos (folk, jazz), 10pm
lobster trap Leo Johnson Trio (hot jazz), 7-9pm
allstars sports bar and grill Sharkadelics (rock, pop, covers), 10pm
ALEX KRUG COMB (CD RELEASE PARTY)
Monte vista hotel Chris Smith (country, folk, Americana), 6pm
asheville MUsiC hall Zach Deputy (soul, funk, jam), 10pm
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native kitChen & soCial pUb Mark Bumgarner (Americana, folk, country), 8pm
athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am
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odditoriUM Weird Girl (punk) w/ Albert Adams (experimental, rock, pop) & Ancient Whales, 9pm
bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse Pierce Edens (alt-country, roots), 9pm
one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm
blUe MoUntain piZZa Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm
paCk's tavern Scott Rains Duo (acoustic rock), 9pm phoenix loUnge Jazz night, 8pm
ClUb hairspray Dance party & drag show, 12:15am
pisgah brewing CoMpany Phuncle Sam (rock, jam), 8pm
ClUb reMix Live music, 10pm
red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm
doUble Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm eMerald loUnge The Zealots (rock, pop) album release w/ Woody Wood & David Earl Band, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM Dave Desmelik (Americana), 6pm grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Jill Andrews (singer-songwriter, roots) w/ Humming House, 9pm grove park inn great hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm
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isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Joe Craven & Howard Levy (folk, world, roots), 9pm
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wall street Coffee hoUse Open mic, 9pm white horse Amici Music (classical, chamber), 7:30pm wild wing Cafe Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute), 9pm
saturday, marCh 16 5 walnUt wine bar Hank West & the Smokin Hots (hot jazz), 10pm allstars sports bar and grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm altaMont brewing CoMpany Anniversary party w/ The Freight Hoppers (country, Appalachian), 6pm apotheCary Meghanz w/ Hooded Hawks, Housefire & Rom B, 8:30pm asheville MUsiC hall Machine Funk (Widespread Panic tribute), 10pm athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse The Blue Rags ("rag 'n' roll"), 9pm blUe MoUntain piZZa Cafe Patrick Fitzsimons (Irish), 7pm boiler rooM Shellshock (goth, industrial), 11pm ClUb eleven on grove Salsa dancing w/ DJ Edi Rumba, 10pm ClUb hairspray Dance party & drag show, 12:15am doUble Crown Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am
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soUthern appalaChian brewery Carolina Rex (blues, funk, R&B), 8pm
the bywater Paco Shipp, Taylor Martin & Amanda Platt (singer-songwriters), 9pm
hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm
soUth side station Karaoke, 9pm
the altaMont theater Caravan of Thieves (gypsy, vaudeville, swing), 8pm
holland's grille Mojomatic (rock, blues), 9pm
A True Gentleman’s Club
sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am
tallgary's Cantina Rory Kelly's Triple Threat (rock), 9:30pm
highland brewing CoMpany Alex Krug Combo CD release (Americana, folk), 6pm
root bar no. 1 The Bill Maltba Experience (folk, punk), 9pm
straightaway Cafe R&R Crossing, 6pm
harrah's Cherokee A Social Function (dance) w/ DJ Moto, 8pm
BACHELOR PARTY & BIRTHDAY PARTY
toy boat CoMMUnity art spaCe Impossible Vacation (members of Hope & Anchor and Reigning Sound) w/ Des Ark, 9pm
orange peel The Breakfast Club ('80s covers), 9pm
boiler rooM Colston (hip-hop) w/ Noctuo, Tripsta Trip, Chachillie, Poofolk & DJ What Who, 9pm
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town pUMp WorldLine (rock), 9pm
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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
eMerald loUnge Tuatha Dea (Celtic rock), 9pm frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM Emily Easterly (rock, singer-songwriter), 6pm grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern The Revelers (Cajun, blues, swing), 9pm grove park inn great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm Bob Zullo Quartet (Latin, jazz, pop), 9pm-midnight harrah's Cherokee Sharkadelics (rock) w/ DJ Suave, 8pm highland brewing CoMpany Rock Academy, 6pm holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm
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
writer) CD release, 9pm JaCk of hearts pUb Megg Farrell's Whiskey Social Band, 9pm JaCk of the wood pUb Locust Honey Stringband, 9pm The Legendary JC's (soul), 10:30pm lexington ave brewery (lab) Backstage: Polly Panic (rock) w/ Pawtooth, 9:30pm lobster trap Big Nasty (jazz), 7pm Monte vista hotel Michelle Cobley (Celtic jazz, classical), 6pm o.henry's/tUg DJ Rasa & DJ Gilbot, 10pm
hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm
odditoriUM Center of the Sun (rock) w/ Scowl Brow, That's a Thing (grunge, noise, rock) & Comet West, 9pm
isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Shannon Whitworth (folk, singer-song-
olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm
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
one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ Jay Franck (of Sanctum Sully) & friends, noon-3pm orange peel Local showcase feat: Invisible Ill, Thunderdrums, Shane Pruitt & Woody Wood, 9pm paCk's tavern DJ Ocelate (pop, dance), 9pm phoenix loUnge Whitney Moore & the People (Latin fusion, jazz), 9pm pisgah brewing Co. Boys of Buncombe (Celtic), 8pm pUrple onion Cafe JPQ Band (jazz, funk, R&B), 7:30pm red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 8-11pm
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root bar no. 1 Sweet Claudette (country, Motown), 9pm sCandals nightClUb Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour, 9pm
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soUthern appalaChian brewery Mustache March contest w/ The Stipe Brothers, Dan Ruiz & Wayne Bodley, 8pm tallgary's Cantina Jarvis Jenkins Band (rock, jam) CD release, 9:30pm the altaMont theater Jamie Laval (Celtic fiddle) w/ Rosalind Buda, EJ Jones & David Brown, 8pm the bywater Rescue Mission (jazz, funk), 9pm
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SPIRITS OF THE RED CITY
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W/ GEORGE TERRY 9:30PM
town pUMp Smokin' Joe Randolf Band (rockabilly), 9pm toy boat CoMMUnity art spaCe Vanishing Wheelchair (magic show), 7pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Carolina Rex (blues, funk, R&B), 10pm wall street Coffee hoUse Wall Street Live feat: Brie Capone, 7-11pm westville pUb Traveling Bonfires for Peace (poetry & music event), 8pm white horse Gypsy Bandwagon, Doug & Darcy Orr, Bob Hinkle & more, 8pm wild wing Cafe Contagious (rock), 9pm
sunday, marCh 17 5 walnUt wine bar The Roaring Lions (hot jazz), 7-9pm altaMont brewing CoMpany Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 5:30pm barley's taprooM Boys of Buncombe (jazz), 7:30pm blUe MoUntain piZZa Cafe Paul Cataldo (singer-songwriter), 7pm doUble Crown Soul gospel Sunday w/ DJ Sweet Daddy Swamee, 6pm Karaoke w/ KJ JD, 10pm grove park inn great hall Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm harrah's Cherokee A Social Function (dance) w/ DJ Moto, 3-9pm isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Gypsy Swingers (jazz), 6pm Hard Bop Explosion (hot jazz, swing), 8pm JaCk of hearts pUb Boys of Buncombe w/ Stillwater Hobos (Celtic), 11:30am JaCk of the wood pUb Irish session, 5pm Sillwater Hobos (Celtic), The Pipefitters (Celtic rock) & The Legendary JC's (soul), 9pm lobster trap Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm Monte vista hotel Daniel Keller (jazz guitar), 11am one stop deli & bar Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, noon-3pm orange peel Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (post-punk, garage rock) w/ Sharon Van Etten, 9pm sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am soUthern appalaChian brewery Big Block Dodge (jam, jazz, Southern rock), 5pm the altaMont theater Jamie Laval (Celtic fiddle) w/ Rosalind Buda, EJ Jones & David Brown, 7pm wall street Coffee hoUse Kids' open mic, 2pm white horse Transition Black Mountain, 6pm wild wing Cafe Caribbean Cowboys (tropical rock) w/ Asheville Pipe & Drum yaCht ClUb The Last Vegas (hard rock, glam metal), 10pm
monday, marCh 18 185 king street Mike Ashworth & friends (jazz, fusion, funk), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar
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glam-metal revival: Whatever you think of ‘80s hair metal, leather pants and rock bands in eyeliner, The Last Vegas certainly does it well. So well that Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx produced one of their albums, and we’re pretty sure he knows his glam metal. The group takes a break from its current tour with Hinder for an intimate performance at The Yacht Club on Sunday, March 17.
Ashli Rose (singer-songwriter), 8pm blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse Karaoke, 9pm CoUrtyard gallery Open mic, 8-11pm grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Contra dance, 8pm grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm holland's grille Open mic, 8pm lobster trap Dan Keller (jazz), 7pm orange peel AWOLNATION (rock, pop) w/ Mother Mother, 8pm the bywater Open mic, 9pm
the hangar loUnge Karaoke, 10pm
altaMont brewing CoMpany Open mic, 8pm
tiMo's hoUse Jam night (multi-genre open jam), 10pm
asheville MUsiC hall Funk jam, 11pm
treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am
blUe MoUntain piZZa Cafe Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, rock), 7pm
tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Scary-Oke, 11pm
ClUb eleven on grove Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance w/ The Low Down Sires, 8:30pm
westville pUb Trivia night, 9pm wild wing Cafe Team trivia, 8pm
tuesday, marCh 19 5 walnUt wine bar The John Henry's (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm
Creekside taphoUse Old-time jam, 6:30pm grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Thao & the Get Down Stay Down (alt-folk, rock) w/ Sallie Ford + Sound Outside, 9pm grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (Latin, jazz, pop), 7-11pm isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Bluegrass sessions, 9pm
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Tuesday, March 19th
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Jack of the Wood Pub Silas Durocher, Gregory Scott, Pam Jones & John Buscarino (singer-songwriters), 7pm
DJ dance party (EDM, bass), 10pm
aLLstars sPorts bar aNd griLL Karaoke, 9pm
the haNgar LouNge Karaoke, 10pm
Lobster traP Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm
aPothecary The Mad Tea (garage, pop) w/ Weekends, Wing Dam & Camoflauge, 8:30pm
timo's house Blues jam, 10pm
Native kitcheN & sociaL Pub Trivia, 7pm
odditorium Revolution Circus (circus, sideshow), 9pm oLive or tWist Bluedawg blues jam, 8-11pm oNe stoP deLi & bar Two for Tuesday feat: Bryan Colston & Doco, 8pm DJ Adam Strage, 10pm
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dirty south LouNge Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm doubLe croWN Country night w/ Dr. Filth, 9pm
treasure cLub DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's doWNtoWN Jazz aNd bLues Billy the Kid & the Outlaws (jazz), 8:30pm vaNuatu kava bar Open mic, 8:30pm
eLaiNe's dueLiNg PiaNo bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am
PhoeNix LouNge Roots Awaiting Growth (rock, roots), 8pm
grey eagLe music haLL & taverN Dirk Powell (old-time) & Cedric Watson (Cajun), 8pm
185 kiNg street Moonshine Babies (folk, Americana, blues), 8pm
scuLLy's Daughters of Atlantis (acoustic rock), 10pm
harrah's cherokee Throwback DJ ('70s-'90s), 6pm-close
5 WaLNut WiNe bar The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm
hoLLaNd's griLLe Karaoke, 9:30pm
aLLstars sPorts bar aNd griLL Dance night, 10pm
taLLgary's caNtiNa Techno dance party, 9:30pm the aLtamoNt theater Richard Miller & Choro da Manha (jazz, Latin, Brazilian), 8pm toLLiver's crossiNg irish Pub Trivia, 8:30pm
tressa's doWNtoWN Jazz aNd bLues El Duende (Latin jazz), 9pm WestviLLe Pub Blues jam, 10pm White horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm Open mic, 8:45pm WiLd WiNg cafe Karaoke, 9:30pm
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creekside taPhouse Open mic, 9pm
traiLhead restauraNt aNd bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm
oraNge PeeL Local Natives (indie rock) w/ Superhumanoids, 8pm
treasure cLub DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am
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barLey's taProom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm
isis restauraNt aNd music haLL Impromptu Sessions (improv jam w/ rotating musicians), 9:30pm Jack of the Wood Pub Old-time jam, 4pm odditorium Room Full of Strangers w/ Zombie Queen (rock, punk), 9pm oLive or tWist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm
Thursday, March 21
aPothecary Dolores Boys (experimental, drone, noise) w/ The Most Amazing Century of Science, 8:30pm barLey's taProom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm bLack mouNtaiN aLe house Woody Wood (blues, rock), 9pm bLue mouNtaiN Pizza cafe Flying Monkeys, 7pm
oNe stoP deLi & bar Soul/jazz jam w/ Preston Cate, 10pm
doubLe croWN International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm
PhoeNix LouNge Rocky Lindsley (rock), 9pm
eLaiNe's dueLiNg PiaNo bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am
Pisgah breWiNg comPaNy Cornmeal (jam-grass), 9pm red stag griLL Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm taLLgary's caNtiNa Open mic/jam, 7pm
5 WaLNut WiNe bar Hot Point Trio (hot jazz), 8pm
the aLtamoNt theater Garrison Starr (Americana, pop) w/ P.J. Pacifico, 8pm
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freNch broad breWery tastiNg room Nick Young (pop, rock), 6pm grey eagLe music haLL & taverN Balsam Range (old-time, bluegrass) w/ Missy Raines & the New Hip, 8pm harrah's cherokee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight hoLLaNd's griLLe Dr. Brown's team trivia, 8pm
odditoriUM Stereo Telescope (dance) w/ Avoxblue & Andre Obin, 9pm olive or twist Heather Masterton Jazz Quartet, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Phish n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm Grateful Dead night w/ Phuncle Sam, 10pm
doUble Crown Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm
holland's grille Southbound Turnaround (honky-tonk), 9pm hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Dala (folk) w/ Moses Atwood, 9pm JaCk of the wood pUb Underhill Rose (Americana, country, soul) w/ The Danberrys, 9pm Monte vista hotel Justin Eisenman (Americana), 6:30pm native kitChen & soCial pUb Gypsy Swingers (jazz, swing), 8pm
phoenix loUnge Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm
one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm
pisgah brewing CoMpany The Heritage (funk, jam), 8pm
paCk's tavern Aaron LaFalce Duo (acoustic rock, funk, soul), 9pm
pUlp Slice of Life (comedy open mic), 9pm pUrple onion Cafe One Leg Up (jazz), 7:30pm red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm tallgary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm the altaMont theater Tom Rush (folk, singer-songwriter), 8pm the Market plaCe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm tiMo's hoUse Asheville Drum 'n' Bass Collective, 10pm-2am town pUMp CarolinaBound (folk, country), 9pm trailhead restaUrant and bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 9pm
Friday, marCh 22 185 king street Leigh Glass Band (roots, rock, blues), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The Flowers (singer-songwriter, folk), 10pm allstars sports bar and grill Sharkadelics (rock, pop, covers), 10pm apotheCary Sky Lake (psych-folk) w/ Knives of Spain & Ora Cogan, 9pm asheville MUsiC hall Same as It Ever Was (Talking Heads tribute), 10pm athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse Letters to Abigail (Americana, country), 9pm blUe MoUntain piZZa Cafe Rocket Science, 7pm ClUb eleven on grove Salsa dancing, 10pm doUble Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm eMerald loUnge Alarm Clock Conspiracy (rock, pop) w/ Worldline, Dave Dribbion & the Stomping Rain, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM Black Robin Hero (rock, Americana), 6pm grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Dehlia Low (Americana, folk, country), 8pm grove park inn great hall Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer),
elaine's dUeling piano bar Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am eMerald loUnge Deep Chatham (Americana, folk) album release w/ Carolina Catskins & Mother Explosives, 9pm
grey eagle MUsiC hall & tavern Tyler Ramsey (folk, singer-songwriter) w/ Seth Kauffman (of Floating Action), 9pm
pisgah brewing CoMpany Captain Midnight Band (rock, jam), 8pm
highland brewing CoMpany Even the Animals (folk rock), 6pm
red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm
holland's grille Karaoke, 9:30pm
sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am
hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/flamenco guitar), 7-10pm
tallgary's Cantina Unit 50 (rock), 9:30pm the altaMont theater Michelle Malone (Americana, country, blues) w/ Callaghan, 8pm the Market plaCe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm tiMo's hoUse DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am town pUMp Lionz of Zion (reggae, rock), 9pm treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes The Bacon Patrol Band, 7pm Crybaby (dance, jazz, fusion), 10pm vanUatU kava bar Ten Cent Poetry (folk pop), 9pm wall street Coffee hoUse Open mic, 9pm white horse The Belfast Boys (Irish), 8pm wild wing Cafe Bull Mania after party w/ Luke Kaufman & Luke Combs, 9pm
saturday, marCh 23 185 king street Aaron Burdett Band (Americana, rock), 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar One Leg Up (hot jazz), 10pm allstars sports bar and grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm apotheCary Modern Man (indie rock) w/ The Veldt & Cement Stars, 8:30pm asheville MUsiC hall Soundtribe after party feat: Minnesota (electronic) w/ protohype & DCARL, 10pm athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am bier garden DJ Don Magic, 9pm-1am blaCk MoUntain ale hoUse The Danberrys (Americana), 9pm blUe MoUntain piZZa Cafe Mark Bumgarner (Americana, folk, country), 7pm boiler rooM
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grove park inn great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm Bob Zullo Quartet (Latin, jazz, pop), 9pm-midnight harrah's Cherokee Grand opening celebration w/ DJ Aaron Michael, 8pm
straightaway Cafe Dave Desmelik (Americana), 6pm
frenCh broad brewery tasting rooM Grown Up Avenger Stuff (Americana), 6pm
phoenix loUnge Jazz night, 8pm
soUth side station Karaoke, 9pm
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lobster trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm
harrah's Cherokee DJ Dizzy, 8pm
lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: The Featured Creeps (postpunk, alternative) w/ George Terry, 9:30pm
The Sexual Side Effects (rock, punk) w/ Polly Panic, Johnny Sexx & Decent Lovers, 9pm
SHINEDOWN S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 2 7, 2 0 13
isis restaUrant and MUsiC hall Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (bluegrass), 9pm
JaCk of the wood pUb Brushfire Stankgrass (progressive bluegrass), 9pm lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Sunshine & the Bad Things (psychedelic rock, pop) w/ Comet West, 9:30pm
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lobster trap Trevor Storia (jazz), 7pm Monte vista hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm odditoriUM Cut Throat Freak Show (rock) w/ Nightmare Sonata, 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
F R I D AY, M AY 24 , 2 0 13
paCk's tavern Lyric (funk, pop, soul), 9pm phoenix loUnge The Archrivals (rock, funk), 9pm pisgah brewing CoMpany Velvet Truckstop (Southern rock) CD release, 9pm pUrple onion Cafe Wendy Hayes (jazz, swing), 8pm red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 8-11pm sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am straightaway Cafe Hope Griffin (folk), 6pm tallgary's Cantina Mojomatic (rock, blues), 9:30pm the altaMont theater Carrie Newcomer (singer-songwriter), 8pm town pUMp Les Racquet (indie rock), 9pm
TI ID O N C K AY S E T ,M A S AR L E CH 15
JaCk of the wood pUb No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm
2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm
JaCk of hearts pUb Old-time jam, 7pm
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treasUre ClUb DJ Mike, 6:30pm-2am tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes The Nightcrawlers (blues, rock, dance), 10pm westville pUb Red Hot Sugar Babies (hot jazz), 10pm wild wing Cafe Bull Mania after party w/ Natalie Stovall (country), 9pm
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theaterlistings Friday, MarCh 15 Thursday, MarCh 21 Due to possible last-minute scheduling changes, moviegoers may want to confirm showtimes with theaters.
movie reviews & listings by ken hanke
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asheville Pizza & Brewing co. (254-1281)
Please call the info line for updated showtimes. gangster squad (r) 10:20 the hobbit 3D (Pg-13) 7:00 monters, inc. 3D (Pg-13) 1:00, 4:00 n
carmike cinema 10 (298-4452)
argo (r) 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 Beautiful creatures (Pg-13) 1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 10:10 escape from Planet earth 2D (Pg) 1:40, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 the incredible Burt wonderstone (Pg-13) 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 identity thief (r) 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:20 les miserables (Pg-13) 1:50, 5:20, 8:50 life of Pi 3D (Pg-13) 1;00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 life of Pi 2D (Pg-13) 1:15, 4:20, 7:20, 10:15 safe haven (Pg-13) 1:10, 4:15, 6:55, 9:40 snitch (Pg-13) 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 10:05 n
carolina cinemas (274-9500)
argo (r) 11:00, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 the call (r) 11:00, 1:15. 4:00, 6:15, 8:15. 10:00 Dead man Down (r) 11:00, 1:30, 4:00, 7:30, 10:00 emperor (Pg-13) 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 6:30, 8:50 a good Day to Die hard (r) 11:15, 1:30, 3:40, 6:00, 8:15, 10:30 identity thief (r) 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 10:30 the incredible Burt wonderstone (Pg-13) 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:30, 9:50 Jack the giant slayer 2D (Pg-13) 11:45, 2:20, 4:30, 7:00,9:30 John Dies at the end (r) 12:00, 2:15, 4:45. 7:05, 10:05 oz the great and Powerful 3D (Pg) 12:00, 2:50, 6:30, 9:30 oz the great and Powerful 2D (Pg) 11:00, 1:50, 3:30, 4:40, 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 Quartet (Pg-13) 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:15 side effects (r) 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05 silver linings Playbook (r) 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:25 n
co-eD cinema BrevarD (883-2200)
Quartet (Pg-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 n
ePic oF henDersonville (693-1146)
Fine arts theatre (232-1536)
chasing ice (Pg-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, late show Fri-sat 8:45 silver linings Playbook (r) 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, late show Fri-sat 9:40 n
Flatrock cinema (697-2463)
Quartet (Pg-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 n
regal Biltmore granDe staDium 15 (684-1298)
uniteD artists Beaucatcher (298-1234)
For some theaters movie listings were not available at press time. Please contact the theater or check mountainx.com for updated information.
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pickoftheweek John Dies at the enD
Director: Don coscarelli (Phantasm) Players: chase Williamson, rob mayes, Paul Giamatti, clancy broWn, Glynn turman, DouG Jones sc-Fi Fantasy horror comeDy
The Story: A pair of self-proclaimed psychic investigators find themselves in the position of saving the world — regardless of the possibilty that one of them might or might not be dead. The Lowdown: A wild ride of intelligent, splattery horror comedy that offers what may be an illegal amount of bizarre fun. It’s not a film for everybody, but for those who are in tune with inspired bad taste and lunacy, it’s pretty wonderful. Those wanting to take a walk on the wild side of movies should rush to see Don Coscarelli’s John Dies at the End — a film that more than lives up to its not exactly true title. You see, John (Rob Mayes) doesn’t die at the end. He dies maybe 20 to 30 minutes into the movie — at least, maybe he dies and, in this movie, that doesn’t necessarily mean much anyway. If you’re confused, I can’t honestly claim that the movie will change that — and really, that’s part of the appeal. Coscarelli, known for the Phantasm movies and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002), adapted the screenplay from the book of the same name by David Wong (whose real name is Jason Pargin). Wong is played in the film by Chase Williamson, who explains to journalist Arnie Blondestone (Paul Giamatti) that he changed his name to Wong (“the most common name in the world”) so it would be harder to find him. (One might suppose that a Caucasian named Wong would draw undue attention, but if that’s a stumbling block for you, you’ll never make it through this film anyway.) The bulk of the movie is Dave telling his extremely fantastic story to Blondestone — who doesn’t quite believe him, but is hooked by Dave’s ability to tell him what change is in his pocket and what the fellow dreamed last night. Actually, the movie doesn’t start there. It starts by posing a seemingly easily answered question that might be called existentialist in nature. Now, if you enjoy puzzling over the question’s apparent simpleness — not to mention the fact that it has to do with cutting the head off a marauding dead guy, hacking into a strange creature from another dimension and re-encountering the dead guy with his head sewn back on (with weed-eater line) — this is a strangely good-natured trip into the bizarre that will very likely appeal to you as much as it appealed to me. It is not a movie that exists in
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Chase Williamson in Don Coscarelli's wildly inventive, over-the-top and very entertaining John Dies at the End — a film that may not be for all tastes. the normal realm of “good” or “bad.” It is rather something so weird and off the beaten track that it’s kind of wonderful — assuming you appreciate that sort of thing. (And you know who you are and who you aren’t.) Me? I had more fun with it than anything I’ve seen all year. It should be noted that I’ve always liked Don Coscarelli, who makes movies as if the drive-ins had never closed, but unlike the old drive-in moviemakers, he makes movies that live up to the posters — and more. Cheesy they may be, but his are true cult-movies — films made without the goal of becoming cult movies. John Dies at the End is no different, but it may well be his wildest and most cerebral film to date. Think of this yarn about saving the world from an invasion from an alternate universe as Bill and Ted’s Excellent Naked Lunch — except Dave and John are much smarter…well, smarter anyway. There are also echoes of Brazil, The Prisoner TV series, Coscarelli’s earlier films and the kitchen sink. Look, there’s a drug (actually a living thing) called soy sauce that changes you forever if you take it and if it likes you — otherwise it kills you (which I guess changes you forever, too). There are zombies, a monster made out of meat in a freezer, a flashy TV mentalist, a Rastafarian prophet (thanks to the sauce) called Robert Marley and even a bit part for Phantasm‘s “Tall Man” Angus Scrimm as an outspoken priest. And that only scratches the surface of the not-always coherent — but always engaging — cornucopia of strangeness waiting to delight you here. Rated R for bloody violence and gore, nudity, language and drug content. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas
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Director: niels arDen oPlev (the Girl with the DraGon tattoo) Players: colin Farrell, noomi raPace, terrence hoWarD, Dominic cooPer, isabelle huPPert revenge thriller
The Story: A disfigured woman blackmails a mobster into getting revenge for her while being unaware that he’s no hardened criminal, and is secretly out for vengeance of his own. The Lowdown: An often stylish, morally complex revenge thriller that’s a bit too absurd and awkward in how it draws its characters and sets up its story. I have a hunch that Niels Arden Oplev’s Dead Man Down would be getting a much healthier critical reception if it had been a product of his native Europe. This is less due to our nation’s occasional collective sense of cultural inferiority, than the general feeling that Oplev’s move to America has lost something in translation. What are originally personal and native quirks become awkward or absurd when brought to the States (Paul Verhoeven is Exhibit A), and there’s a laundry list of European and Asian directors who have been relegated to making junk once they arrive in the U.S. That being said, it’s these oddities that make Oplev’s film interesting, despite the fact the quirks are what ultimately cause it to fall apart. Dead Man Down sports a Gordian knot of a plot, centering on Victor (Colin Farrell), a gangster who gets caught murdering another mobster by his neighbor Beatrice (Noomi Rapace). Beatrice — who was disfigured by a drunk driver in a
car accident — uses this information to blackmail Victor into murdering the man she feels ruined her life. What she doesn’t know is that Victor is no mere cold-blooded killer. In actuality, he’s a Hungarian immigrant out for vengeance of his own by infiltrating a gang led by a man named Alphonse (Terrence Howard), who’s responsible for the death of Victor’s wife and child. It’s all quite convoluted and structured in a way that’s both economical and a bit confusing, at least until the plot begins to unravel. Oplev brings a distinctly European flavor to the film, with its multiethnic cast of characters, its costuming (I’m not sure why Dominic Cooper is dressed like a Eurotrash Justin Bieber) and its decidedly dour tone. But this downbeat nature eventually blooms into a film about love and the dangers of revenge. Oplev combines the two well enough despite occasional forays into heavy-handed messages that make sure you never miss his point. This, however, is a minor quibble when you get down to the film’s major faults, which almost exclusively revolve around the character of Beatrice. First, there’s her whole obsession for revenge, something that stops adding up after she takes a liking to Victor. At this point, there’s an attempt to turn her into a sympathetic character, which doesn’t add up since she’s extorting Victor — even after she knows all of his secrets — to kill a man in cold blood. (You could make a case that she’s mentally ill due to her accident, but this is never explored within the movie.) Then there’s the matter of her disfigurement, which, while unfortunate, doesn’t seem garish enough to warrant all the trouble she puts into revenge (she’s no Winslow Leach), let alone having local teens carve “monster” into her front door and throw rocks at her. There’s a sense that Dead Man Down really — in its heart of hearts — yearns to be overheated trash. The scene where she’s attacked by neighborhood kids, for instance, is exceptionally overwrought: She’s hit in the head by a rock, her forehead gushing an absurd amount of blood, all while Beatrice never thinks to clean herself up. The climax, too, is far too big for what’s been paved before it, and there’s the constant sense that Oplev wants to go the full De Palma route, but never quite has the guts. Due to this, Dead Man Down is a subtly quirky movie that isn’t cohesive, and is never more than a solid, if odd, revenge flick. Rated R for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7
Oz THE GREAT AND POWERfUL JJJ
Director: Sam raimi PlayerS: JameS Franco, mila KuniS, rachel WeiSz, michelle WilliamS, zach BraFF, Bill coBBS, Joey King, tony cox
The Story: An unauthorized, but very obvious prequel to the 1939 Wizard of Oz. The Lowdown: Good-looking, likable, but hardly the definitive Oz film it wants to be — and one that suffers from largely efficient, but faceless direction, and the usual longer-than-needed running time.
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Halle Berry — sporting some dubious-looking hair — makes another...interesting career move by jumping aboard this R-rated suspense thriller from the much-admired (in some circles) Brad Anderson. According to the publicity blurb: "When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life." Yes, well, it also stars Morris Chestnut, and it hasn't been screened. (R)
IT’S A RIDICULOUS, PREPOSTEROUS, SOMETIMES MADDENING EXPERIENCE, BUT ALSO KIND OF A BLAST. IT LETS GO OF ALL SENSE IN A WAY THAT IS AT ONCE EXHILIRATING AND WEIRDLY MOVING.” - A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
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Early reviews on this comedy starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and Jim Carrey are pretty evenly split, but they're also skimpy and mostly from not entirely credible sources. The whole premise is that partner magicians Carell and Buscemi (who hate each other) find their stale act being threatened by flashy street magician Carrey. The film was directed by TV helmer Don Scardino. Friday will reveal if it's really incredible or if the title is wishful thinking. (PG-13)
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My guess is that this is called Oz the Great and Powerful only because the publicity department nixed Oz the OK and Likable. That’s too bad because that’s a much better description of the film. But even that, I admit, is a lot more than I expected based on the look of the trailers. I really thought this film’s Oz was going to look like Tim Burton’s Wonderland — and it mostly doesn’t. In fact, Oz caused me to watch Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010) for the first time since it came out, and it quickly became clear that the visual similarities are not that great. The trick is that a guy in a top hat wandering through a fantasticated CGI landscape looks pretty much the same whether he’s Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter or James Franco’s Oz. Two immediate differences stand out — the landscape in Alice has been seriously Burtonized with his virtually trademark imagery. Alice, whatever its failings, really looks like a Tim Burton picture. I can’t honestly say that Oz looks like a Sam Raimi film, but I’m not sure what a Sam Raimi film looks like. The other difference is that the characters in Oz all too often look like they’re wandering in front of a fantasticated CGI landscape rather than through it. Strangely, while Oz may not look like Alice, it turns out to have pretty much the same plot: Long-prophesied character shows up in a magical land and is expected to dethrone an evil ruler in favor of the rightful good ruler. In that regard, the films are almost interchangeable and follow a very similar trajectory. That’s not unreasonable. It’s certainly workable and the folks at Disney clearly have their hearts set on that billion-dollarplus gross of Alice. Who can blame them (especially after a few expensive stinkers landed in between)? And they may well get their wish — if the opening weekend is any indication. Whether they’ve ended up with an especially good movie is a separate matter altogether. While there are quite a few fine things in Oz, I can’t say I found the film entirely satisfying — and, no, that has nothing to do with a reverence for the 1939 Wizard of Oz to which this is clearly a prequel. Like everyone else born after 1950 (the film made its TV appearance when I was barely 2), that film has been burned into my brain as part
of my pop culture consciousness, but I can’t say I’m all that keen on it — certainly not to the point of reverence. My problems with the new film are mostly that I only rarely found it all that affecting — and mostly as concerned China Doll (voiced by Joey King) and Finley the monkey (voiced by Zach Braff), which means that the film’s greatest display of heart for me came from CGI creations. To me, that’s a problem. I have nothing against the humans — including Franco’s Oz — but I also don’t really care about them very much. From a technical standpoint, the film is a mixed bag — but it does sometimes manage to soar. The big showdown between Oz and the witches is pretty terrific, though it reminded me as much of "The Revenge of the Giant Face" in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009) as it did The Wizard of Oz. Of course, the irony is that Raimi — some of whose earlier work in the Evil Dead movies draws on The Wizard of Oz — was constrained from doing anything that might get Disney sued by the copyright holders of the 1939 film, meaning he had to bend over backward not to get too close to that film. That’s frankly an absurdity since Oz is so clearly a prequel and does get to draw from an awful lot from the original — right down to the black-and-white Kansas business. Here, that’s taken to new extremes by changing from the old Academy ratio of 1.33:1 to full 2.35:1 widescreen upon the arrival in Oz — something that, yes, we saw in Brother Bear (2003), The Horse Whisperer (1998) and even Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). Raimi actually scores some of his best moments in the black-and-white segments by allowing certain things to spill out into the black otherwise reserved for the widescreen part of the movie. Unfortunately, nothing quite so clever happens later. Instead, we get an OK movie that sometimes looks good and is always professionally done, but one that’s very rarely exciting and much longer than it needs to be. Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7
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specialscreenings Carlos JJJJ Drama rateD Nr In Brief: Part three of Olivier Assayas’ critically-acclaimed TV mini-series (that also saw a theatrical release), Carlos, will be shown by World Cinema (this is the final installment). Covering 20 years and taking place all over the world, the story of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (aka Carlos) is an exhaustive — and occasionally exhausting — examination of its subject. Even so, it’s delivered in large chunks that are just slapped together in a way that can make it hard to follow. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Carlos Part Three Friday, March 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.ashevillecourtyard.com.
HarolD aND mauDe JJJJJ Dark ComeDy romaNCe rateD PG In Brief Hal Ashby’s timeless romance between a young man (Bud Cort) and a 79-year-old woman (Ruth Gordon) has lost none of its quirky, counterculture charm since it first appeared 42 years ago. The film, its performances and its Cat Stevens soundtrack are still as fresh today as they were in 1971. Harold and Maude is being shown Saturday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laughing Heart Cinema in Hot Springs.
tHe meCHaNiC JJJ aCtioN Crime tHriller rateD PG In Brief: A mechanic — or hitman — ill-advisedly takes the son of one of his victims under his wing as an assistant in training. Pure 1960s-‘70s action thriller of the Charles Bronson kind, The Mechanic benefits from ultra-stylish direction by Michael Winner. It may not make it exactly good, but it makes for a fascinating artifact, as well as a nigh perfect encapsulation of Winner’s style. The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Mechanic Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.
PHaNtasm JJJJJ sCi-Fi Horror rateD r In Brief: Dire doings at the local mortuary where a mysterious tall man is resurrecting the dead and doing something obviously unwholesome with them. Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm is at once cheesy, creepy, atmospheric and — quite possibly — the greatest drive-in movie ever made. This is exactly what is meant by the loosely-used term “cult classic.” The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen Phantasm Thursday, March 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.
silk stoCkiNGs JJJJJ musiCal ComeDy rateD Nr In Brief: Rouben Mamoulian’s final film is a delightful version of the Ernst Lubitsch’s 1939 classic Ninotchka — updated for the late 1950s and with a raft of Cole Porter songs added to make it a musical. Fred Astaire — in his last leading man role — stars as a movie producer fighting pretty Soviet commissar Cyd Charisse to try to keep Russian composer Peter Boroff (Wim Sonneveld) in Paris to score his new film. The film ribs Soviet Russia, pop culture and the movies with equal vigor — and it’s the only chance I know of to see Peter Lorre sing and dance. The Asheville Film Society will screen Silk Stockings Tuesday, March 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.
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Miles Teller, skylar asTin, JusTin Chon, sarah WrighT, JonaThan kelTz Raunchy Coming-of-Age Comedy Two buddies surprise their best friend from high school on his 21st birthday and alcohol sends their plans quickly awry. A generally unfunny comedy that tries to be about growing up, but is just too damn obnoxious to work. Rated R
Jean-louis TrinTignanT, eMManuelle riva, isabelle hupperT, alexandre Tharaud, WilliaM shinnell Drama A husband tries to cope with his wife’s terminal illness. 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. Rated PG-13
ben affleCk, bryan CransTon, alan arkin, John goodMan, viCTor garber Drama/Thriller The “true story” of the CIA’s attempts at removing diplomats from Iran during the hostage crisis by having agents and the diplomats pose as Canadian filmmakers working on the sci-fi picture Argo. A well-crafted, entertaining and intelligent crowd-pleaser that’s a bit too pat and Hollywood-ized to really transcend into greatness. Rated R
Beautiful Creatures JJJJ
alden ehrenreiCh, aliCe englerT, JereMy irons, viola davis, eMMa ThoMpson, eMMy rossuM, eileen aTkins Fantasy Romance A nonconformist human boy in a small Southern town falls for an outsider/newcomer who happens to be a witch. The course of this love does not run smoothly. Surprisingly likable, adult and even witty teen romance of the fantasy variety. The old pros help, but the script and the young leads are very strong. Rated PG-13
Chasing iCe JJJJ
JaMes balog, svavar JonaTansson, adaM leWinTer, louise psihoyos Documentary Documentary about climate change and the melting of the world’s glaciers. Beautiful and sometimes terrifying images abound, but the film perhaps spends too much time on the man behind the project rather than the project itself. Still worth a look for the breathtaking views. Rated PG-13
dead man dOwn JJJ
Colin farrell, nooMi rapaCe, TerrenCe hoWard, doMiniC Cooper, isabelle hupperT Revenge Thriller A disfigured woman blackmails a mobster into getting revenge for her while being unaware that he’s no hardened criminal, and is secretly out for vengeance of his own. An often stylish, morally complex revenge thriller that’s a bit too absurd and awkward in how it draws its characters and sets up its story. Rated R
MaTTheW fox, ToMMy lee Jones, eriko haTsune, Masayoshi, haneda, kaori MoMoy, Colin Moy, MasaToshi nakaMura, TakaTarô kaTaoka, Toshiyuki nishida, isayo naTsuyagi Historical Drama The story of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s investigation into whether or not to try Emperor Hirohito for war crimes at the end of World War II. Surprisingly gripping entertainment can be found in this historical drama, thanks to a solid script, strong direction and an array of impeccable performances. The year’s first solid must-see. Rated PG-13
a gOOd day tO die hard JJ
bruCe Willis, Jai CourTney, sebasTian koCh, Mary elizabeTh WinsTead, yuliya snigir, Cole hauser Action When his son is arrested in Russia, John McClane goes to see what’s afoot and ends up involved in massive mayhem. It has Bruce Willis in his best remembered role. It has an R rating. It has car chases and shooting and explosions. It’s also pretty awful. Rated R
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Jason baTeMan, Melissa MCCarThy, aManda peeT, T.i., genesis roriguez, John Cho Raunch-com When a woman steals a man’s identity and runs up astronomical debts, her victim tracks her down in search of reparation. Overlong, distasteful, strikingly unfunny and badly written. It’s not directed all that well either. Rated R
JaCk the giant slayer JJJJ
niCholas houlT, eleanor ToMlinson, eWan MCgregor, sTanley TuCCi, eddie Marsan, ian MCshane, eWen breMner Fantasy Adventure It’s “Jack and the Beanstalk,” but with a romantic interest, extra characters and enough giants to qualify as a spectacle. A purely pleasurable modern retelling of the old fairy tale that doesn’t rely on snark and pop culture references, but instead relies on writing, performances and direction to create an engaging fairy story on a large scale. Rated PG-13
JOhn dies at the end JJJJ
Chase WilliaMson, rob Mayes, paul giaMaTTi, ClanCy broWn, glynn TurMan, doug Jones Sc-Fi Fantasy Horror Comedy A pair of self-proclaimed psychic investigators find themselves in the position of saving the world — regardless of the possibilty that one of them might or might not be dead. A wild ride of intelligent, splattery horror comedy that offers what may be an illegal amount of bizarre fun. It’s not a film for everybody, but for those who are in tune with inspired bad taste and lunacy, it’s pretty wonderful. Rated R
the last exOrCism part ii J
ashley bell, Julia garner, spenCer TreaT Clark, david Jensen, Tarra riggs Dismal Demonic Doings The further demonic possession travails of the girl from The Last Exorcism. An unnecessary and pretty darn bad sequel to a pretty good horror film. Its biggest sin is that it’s dismally dull. Rated PG-13
les miseraBles JJJ
hugh JaCkMan, russell CroWe, anne haThaWay, aManda seyfried, saCha baron Cohen, helena bonhaM CarTer, eddie redMayne Musical Drama Film version of the immensely popular stage-show musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel. Fans of the show will probably rejoice. The uninitiated may feel differently about this extremely long, over-emphatic and self-serious film version. Rated PG-13
life Of pi JJJJ
suraJ sharMa, irrfan khan, ayush Tandon, gauTaM belur, adil hussain, rafe spall, gérard depardieu Allegorical Action Drama The story of a young man and a tiger adrift for 227 days in a lifeboat and their struggle to survive. Ang Lee’s film is a triumph of technical wonders and magnificent images, but how satisfying it is on thematic and dramatic levels is likely going to be a question of personal beliefs and baggage. Rated PG
Oz the great and pOwerful JJJ
JaMes franCo, Mila kunis, raChel Weisz, MiChelle WilliaMs, zaCh braff, bill Cobbs, Joey king, Tony Cox Fantasy An unauthorized, but very obvious prequel to the 1939 Wizard of Oz. Good-looking, likable, but hardly the definitive Oz film it wants to
be — and one that suffers from largely efficient, but faceless direction, and the usual longer-than-needed running time. Rated PG
Maggie sMiTh, ToM CourTenay, billy Connolly, pauline Collins, MiChael gaMbon Comedy Drama Life at a retirement home for musicians and musical performers is disrupted by the arrival of a famous diva and the threat of the home being shut down if their annual gala isn’t a big success. A rather familiar story is given a firstrate treatment by an excellent cast and assured direction. Extremely enjoyable, especially for Anglophiles and fans of the stars. Rated PG-13
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Julianne hough, Josh duhaMel, david lyons, Cobie sMulders Melodramatic Romance A woman on the run ends up in a sleepy coastal town while her past tries desperately to catch up with her. Purely schmaltzy melodrama from the reigning goofball king of it, Nicholas Sparks, that redeems itself — or at least is made interesting—by one supremely silly ending. Rated PG-13
side effeCts JJJJ
Jude laW, Mara rooney, CaTherine zeTa-Jones, Channing TaTuM Crime Thriller 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. 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. Rated R
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bradley Cooper, Jennifer laWrenCe, roberT de niro, JaCki Weaver, Chris TuCker, anupaM kher Romantic Comedy Unusual screwball romantic comedy about two very dysfunctional people. Richly rewarding, funny, fresh and touching romantic comedy that both adheres to the genre while taking it to new places. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence make for a very appealing couple — and get great support from the rest of the A-list cast. Rated R
dWayne Johnson, barry pepper, Jon bernThal, susan sarandon, MiChael k. WilliaMs Fact-Inspired Action When his son receives an aburdly long sentence for a drug violation, a father goes undercover to help reduce his kid’s sentence. It’s way longer than it needs to be. It does nothing new. It has no sense of humor. It’s just plain not good. Rated PG-13
warm BOdies JJJJ
niCholas houlT, Teresa palMer, analeigh TipTon, rob Corddry, dave franCo, John MalkoviCh Rom-Com with Zombies A more sentient than average zombie falls in love with a human girl — with surprising (sort of) results. Intensely likable, if never quite remarkable, new take on the tired old zombie movie. Purists may rail against it, but I’d raher have this than all umpteen Resident Evil pictures put together. Rated PG-13
zerO dark thirty JJJ
JessiCa ChasTain, Joel edgerTon, Jennifer ehle, Jason Clarke, JaMes gandolfini, Mark sTrong Fact-Based Drama The story of the ten year hunt for Osama bin Laden. Efficient and professionally made, but not all that involving due to a lack of characterization and a detached approach. How you feel about its controversial and off-hand depiction of torture will likely play a role in your assessment of the movie. Rated R
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“If it’s stupid and it works, it’s not stupid.” That could turn out to be a useful mantra for you in the coming week. Being pragmatic should be near the top of your priority list, whereas being judgmental should be at the bottom. Here’s another mantra that may serve you well: “Those who take history personally are condemned to repeat it.” I hope you invoke that wisdom to help you escape an oppressive part of your past. Do you have room for one more inspirational motto, Aries? Here it is: “I am only as strong as my weakest delusion.”
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Don’t you just love to watch the spinning of those wheels within wheels within wheels? Aren’t you grateful for the way the ever-churning plot twists keep you alert and ready to shift your attitude at a moment’s notice? And aren’t you thrilled by those moments when fate reveals that its power is not absolute — that your intelligence and willpower can in fact override the seemingly inexorable imperatives of karma? If you are unfamiliar with the pleasures I’ve just described, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to get deeply acquainted.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) It won’t be a good week to issue unreasonable, illogical and self-centered demands. And please don’t make peanut butter and jelly a part of your sex life, take a vacation in Siberia, or photocopy your butt and deliver it anonymously to your boss. On the other hand, it will be an excellent time to scrawl motivational poetry on your bedroom wall, stage a slowmotion pillow fight and cultivate your ability to be a deep-feeling free-thinker. Other recommended actions: Give yourself a new nickname like Highball or Root Doctor or Climax Master; write an essay on “The Five Things That the Pursuit of Pleasure Has Taught Me;” and laugh uproariously as you completely bypass the void of sadness and the abyss of fear.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) In the mid-19th century, prospectors mined for gold in the mountains of western Nevada. The veins weren’t as rich as those in California, but some men were able to earn a modest living. Their work to extract gold from the terrain was hampered by a gluey blue mud that gummed up their machinery. It was regarded as a major nuisance. But on a hunch, one miner took a load of the blue gunk to be analyzed by an expert. He discovered that it contained rich deposits of silver. So began an explosion of silver mining that made many prospectors very wealthy. I suggest you be on the alert for a metaphorical version of blue mud in your sphere, Cancerian: an “inconvenience” that seems to interfere with the treasure you seek, but that is actually quite valuable.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) A source of fulfillment you will enjoy in the future may seem almost painful when it initially announces its presence. In other words, your next mission may first appear to you as a problem. Your situation has a certain resemblance to that of prolific Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who produced a wide variety of enduring works, including symphonies, ballets, operas and concertos. When he was a precocious child, he was assailed by the melodies and rhythms that frequently surged through his mind. “This music! This music!” he complained to his mother. “Take it away! It’s here in my head and won’t let me sleep!”
by a mold that turned out to be penicillin. I’m thinking that you could achieve a more modest but quite happy accident sometime soon, Libra. It may depend on you allowing things to be more untidy than usual, though. Are you game?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) “I am iron resisting the most enormous Magnet there is,” wrote the Sufi mystic poet Rumi. He was wistfully bemoaning his own stubborn ignorance, which tricked him into refusing a more intimate companionship with the Blessed Source of all life. I think there’s something similar going on in most of us, even atheists. We feel the tremendous pull of our destiny — the glorious, daunting destination that would take all our strength to achieve and fulfill our deepest longings — and yet we are also terrified to surrender to it. What’s your current relationship to your Magnet, Scorpio? I say it’s time you allowed it to pull you closer.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) When pioneer filmmaker Hal Roach worked on scripts with his team of writers, he sometimes employed an unusual strategy to overcome writer’s block. He’d bring in a “Wildie” to join them at the conference table. A Wildie was either a random drunk they found wandering around the streets or a person who lived in an insane asylum. They’d engage him in conversation about the story they were working on, and he would provide unexpected ideas that opened their minds to new possibilities. I don’t necessarily recommend that you seek the help of a Wildie, Leo, but I hope you will come up with other ways to spur fresh perspectives. Solicit creative disruptions!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Is the term “unconscious mind” a good name for the foundation of the human psyche? Should we really be implying that the vast, oceanic source of everything we think and feel is merely the opposite of the conscious mind? Dreamworker Jeremy Taylor doesn’t think so. He proposes an alternate phrase to replace “unconscious”: “not-yet-speech-ripe.” It captures the sense of all the raw material burbling and churning in our deep awareness that is not graspable through language. I bring this up, Virgo, because you’re entering a phase when a lot of not-yet-speechripe stuff will become speech-ripe. Be alert for it!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) In 1928, biologist Alexander Fleming launched a medical revolution. He developed the world’s first antibiotic, penicillin, making it possible to cure a host of maladies caused by hostile bacteria. His discovery was a lucky fluke that happened only because he left his laboratory a mess when he went on vacation. While he was gone, a bacteria culture he’d been working with got contaminated
NASA used whale oil to lubricate the Hubble Space Telescope and Voyager spacecrafts. There was a good reason: Whale oil doesn’t freeze at the low temperatures found in outer space. While I certainly don’t approve of killing whales to obtain their oil, I want to use this story to make a point. It’s an excellent time for you, too, to use old-school approaches for solving ultra-new-school problems. Sometimes a triedand-true method works better, or is cheaper, simpler, or more aesthetically pleasing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The theory of the “butterfly effect” proposes that a butterfly flapping its wings in China may ultimately impact the weather in New York. Here’s how the writer Richard Bernstein explains it: “Very slight, nearly infinitesimal variations and the enormous multiplicity of interacting variables produce big differences in the end.” That’s why, he says, “the world is just too complicated to be predictable.” I find this a tremendously liberating idea. It suggests that every little thing you do sends out ripples of influence that help shape the kind of world you live in. The coming week will be an excellent time to experiment with how this works in your daily life. Put loving care and intelligent attention into every little thing.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Former football quarterback Joe Ayoob holds the world’s record for throwing a paper airplane the longest distance. After it left his hand, the delicate craft traveled over 226 feet. I propose we make Ayoob your patron saint and role model for the coming week. From what I can tell, you will have a similar challenge, at least metaphorically: blending power and strength with precision and finesse and control. It’s time to move a fragile thing or process as far as possible.
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