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letters You are losing readers I picked up your June 27 issue, looked at the table of contents and saw there was no “News of the Weird” or “Free Will Astrology.” I just put it right back on the rack and walked away. I don't get it. Everyone has been complaining about these being gone and you don't bring them back. Selling advertisements is not the most important thing; selling the paper is. If people don't read it then people won't place adds. That is the basics of business. Whoever is making these decisions is a fool and should be discarded. — David T. Smith Marshall Editor’s reply: We’ve had to make tough decisions this year concerning what we can fit each week in the print edition. But we’re working on a solution for this syndicated feature and Freewill Astrology to appear more consistently.

open letter to tim moffitt Dear Rep. Moffitt: we need your help over here in north Asheville badly. The clueless City Council wants to make Charlotte Street three lanes, even though it is one of the busiest streets in the city. Can you believe it? Of course you can. You’ve danced with those folks before. That’s why I’m writing you. I know that you and the new boys in Raleigh are used to working on things that aren’t broken and fixing them. Things like

correction In the July 4 “Edgy Mama” column, admission fees for local recreation areas were incorrect. Entry to the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area is $2 per person, not $5 per car. The day-use fee at North Mills River is $5 per car, per day, and a season pass for both areas costs $30, granting entry for the registered vehicle and the driver. It’s $2 for each additional passenger. The annual Bamboo Festival at the N.C. Arboretum takes place Saturday, July 14; and Sunday, July 15. The photo included in last week’s “Yard&Garden” section featured work by Keiji Oshima, owner of Haiku Bamboo Nursery. the water, airport, county commissioner elections, voter ID, etc. But if you stretch just a bit I believe that you all can handle a real problem. The problem is that the City Council wants to take a street with heavy traffic, few pedestrians and even fewer bicycle riders and make it into some sort of hell-hole obstacle course for drivers and a disincentive for local businesses.

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For other Molton cartoons, check out our Web page at Can you get a local bill passed that will let the county or state take control of Charlotte Street and keep it four lanes? You’ve come through before on the items I mentioned earlier. This should be a snap for a man of your talents and the Proud Pachyderm team. We could even change the name to Moffitt Street. Has a nice ring, doesn’t it? Now that I think about it, you could sell it to a private company and they could make it a toll road. How sweet would that be? Naturally, you would have to add a little bit of subterfuge by running a study commission or something but, heck, you’ve done that before. We all know how that sucker would come out (wink, wink). … Unlike you bright guys, the City Council is paying $50,000, initially, for a fifth study even though they know the answer they want. Can you believe how naive these people are? Bilking taxpayers just so they get re-elected? You guys would never pander to your base like that. Thanks again for all the great work you’ve done for the citizens of Asheville and I hope you can win one more for the Gripper. — Max Alexander Asheville

WHose land is it anYWaY? The money used to purchase the property [across from St. Lawrence Basilica came from] tax dollars. The income of the sale is less or equal to the original purchase price. You/the city will receive no room tax from the hotel. The sale will only benefit one out-of-state company for a short time. The benefits are: a few service jobs for locals. Period. Construction will be done by a large builder, with only some local hiring. The public resentment will be unending and remembered for generations. Remember buildings like the BB&T in high visual spaces and other recent uglies.

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QualitY of life first Please stop insisting that McKibbon must build a hotel and parking! It sure feels like you are in collusion. The new plain and cheap-exterior Broadway Hotel, if built near the Basilica, would be a huge failure — for the builder, City Council and the people of Asheville. Please listen. Quality of life for the downtown area means so much. Hotels in the core may destroy what we have. They really should be on the edges of town with transportation and walking to the center. More congestion isn’t good for pedestrians, bikes or car traffic. Let’s preserve the Basilica. This does not mean that all buildings should look the same or “old,” but they should be in scale and enhance the older buildings nearby. You know that you can reissue the request for proposals in an effort to have a use for the site that respects the integrity of the Basilica, provides for some public space and complements all of the surrounding properties. A reasonable assumption is that the Basilica would develop the land wisely with great architecture and wonderful green space. The Basilica having no authority now and “working with” McKibbon is not enough. We need to see their proposal on a new RFP and evaluate it based upon site integrity and scale. Let’s continue enhancing Asheville. The Basilica plan may not maximize all profits and may not even be a hotel and parking, but they built a wonderful basilica and I trust them to have a great solution. It is unusual to have an option available which fits the situation so well. City Council: You are in control of this. You really do know the right decision. This is a special opportunity for Asheville. — Jerry Hinz Asheville

Pardee Hospital mistakenly blames its low patient-satisfaction rating on the old hospital at the main campus. [For more about the patientsatisfaction survey, visit] Pardee mistakenly believes that the old hospital building, built in 1952, is a turn-off to its patients. Wrong! Had patients received excellent medical treatment, they would have overlooked having been housed in an old building. All that patients care about is getting proper medical treatment. If they receive excellent medical treatment that helps them, then they leave the hospital as satisfied customers. But if they don't receive proper medical treatment and leave the hospital not much better off, or worse off, then they will leave the hospital as dissatisfied customers, and likely won't be repeat customers. Rather than devoting its energies into making capital improvements to its old hospital on the main campus, as planned, Pardee would be wise to emulate Mission Hospital in Asheville, which puts its energy into providing its customers with quality medical treatment. I personally don't believe Pardee is up to self-improvement on its own, or even with the help of its partner, WNC Health Center. I am convinced that a Pardee-elicited takeover by Mission will be required to transform Pardee into a hospital that offers quality health care. — Richard Pope Hendersonville



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We need leadersHip WitH less Baggage I think there's an important question that needs to be asked as we choose our next congressman. Is Mark Meadows the savior of the N.C. District 11 Republican Party, or just another hypocrite? This "good Christian conservative" has been dogged by rumors of recent infidelity, tax issues, real-estate losses and now he claims to be anti-Agenda 21. Yet he serves on the board of a group that pushes Agenda 21 in WNC, and that will receive federal funds from him should he become congressman. Wake up, Republicans! We don't need another John Edwards. We need leadership and someone with less baggage to defeat Hayden Rodgers in November. — Joshua Brock Asheville

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by Jake Frankel Republicans Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson face each other in a July 17 runoff election to see who will represent their party against Democrat Hayden Rogers in the fall contest for the 11th Congressional District seat. Garnering 38 percent of the vote, Meadows topped a crowded field that included seven other challengers in the May 8 primary. But the Cashiers resident, a real estate developer, didn't make the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff. And after coming in second with 24 percent, Patterson forced the rematch. Third-place finisher Jeff Hunt, the district attorney for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties, trailed far behind with 14 percent. Patterson, a Morganton businessman, is making his second bid for Congress. He lost the 10th District Republican primary to incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry in 2010. But last year’s redistricting by the North Carolina General Assembly carved Patterson's home out of the 10th and placed it in the 11th. The new 11th now includes Burke and Caldwell counties, stretching southwest all the way

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battle lines: The new 11th Congressional District excludes most of Asheville and stretches west all the way from Burke County to Cherokee County.

to Cherokee County. Buncombe County was split between both districts, with most of Asheville placed in the 10th and swaths of the county’s western and northern areas remaining in the 11th. Many observers say the redistricting’s political goal was to siphon off enough Democrats from the 11th District to make incumbent Rep. Heath Shuler vulnerable while maintaining McHenry's solid base in the 10th. Shuler subsequently decided to retire when his term ends in January — leaving Rogers, his chief of staff, to run in his stead. Rogers handily beat his primary competition, drawing 56 percent of the vote compared to 30 percent for the second-place finisher, Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell. Since then, Rogers has been free

to focus on raising money and organizing for the fall campaign while both his potential Republican opponents duke it out. The district is among the most conservative in the state, however, which may give whoever emerges from the GOP runoff an edge in November. Meadows and Patterson have both emphasized economic issues, touting their success in the private sector as the kind of experience that’s needed in Congress to help create jobs. Recently, however, both candidates have also attracted local and even national media attention by raising questions about President Barack Obama's citizenship and the United Nations’ potential to usurp U.S. sovereignty through Agenda 21 — its comprehensive sustainable-development plan. But while discussion of such issues might be aimed at rallying the conservative base in a runoff that's likely to have a small turnout, it's unclear how they'll play with the general electorate. Read the candidates' responses to our questionnaire to get a better sense of their views and priorities. X Jake Frankel can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 115, or`

runoff election guide On Tuesday, July 17, all Buncombe County polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Early voting runs through Saturday, July 14. It’s available only at the Board of Elections office (35 Woodfin St. in downtown Asheville) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Who’s on the Buncombe county democratic ballot? The only Democratic race is a runoff for the N.C. Commissioner of Labor. The two candidates are: Marlowe Foster ( John C. Brooks ( Who’s on the Buncombe county republican ballot? U.S. House of Representatives (precincts in the 11th District only)

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top three donors: Self-funding ($271,000), dozens of WNC small donors ($18,000), no special-interest money total raised: $289,000 top three endorsements: More than 23,000 WNC voters on May 8 and the majority of the other candidates for this office in the primary What’s the first bill you’ll introduce if elected? Why? Co-sponsor the Fair Tax bill; introduce House term-limit legislation. The Fair Tax represents the best plan to reform our corrupt and inefficient tax code, ending loopholes and relieving the unfair burden on small businesses and working families. Term limits will encourage accountability and ensure fresh leadership on a recurring basis. What local issue do you think you can have the most impact on? Why? The need for quality, high-paying jobs in our communities. I have a proven track record, starting 16 companies and creating over 300 high-paying jobs in manufacturing. I know what is truly required to grow and sustain companies and local economies.

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money to individuals and their local governments to utilize as the voters see fit in a way that better represents our Founding Fathers’ intent. What issue(s) does Buncombe county have in common with more rural areas of the district such as Graham county? How do they differ? Throughout our region, communities are focused on strengthening and improving the economy while preserving the wonderful way of life that we are blessed with. How we do that best will look slightly different county by county based on needs and local vision, but we are united in that common goal. Do you consider yourself more or less conservative than your runoff opponent? Why? I consider myself the more authentically conservative candidate, committed to core conservative principles throughout the campaign. I’m the only runoff candidate who’s promised not to raise the limit on Washington’s out-of-control debt spending, the only candidate dedicated to term limits. Our community needs citizen servants, not would-be career politicians. Why would you be the strongest candidate to run against Democrat Hayden rogers in november? I’m the only candidate with a proven track record of effective leadership on the most important issue, our economy. Two of the 16 companies I’ve started were named as Inc. 500’s fastest-growing companies in America. I know how to stick to a budget and make the tough choices necessary to achieve success.

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slogan: Life, Liberty & Less Government profession: Small-business owner residence: Cashiers top three donors: House Conservatives Fund, Family Research Council Action PAC, Madison Project total raised: $223,225 top three endorsements: Family Research Council Action PAC, House Conservatives Fund, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (N.C. 10) What’s the first bill you’ll introduce if elected? Why? I will fight for true spending cuts and a Balanced Budget Amendment. During the Obama administration, our national debt has skyrocketed to over $15 trillion, while borrowing over 40 percent of every dollar spent. That has to change immediately. We can create jobs by cutting red tape and lowering taxes. What local issue do you think you can have the most impact on? Why? Creating new jobs is one of the most crucial issues facing Western North Carolina. My “20/20” plan will create tens of thousands of jobs by: closing corporate tax loopholes, reducing corporate taxes, allowing repatriation of earnings held abroad, cutting regulations across the board and reducing our dependency on foreign oil. What do you see as congress’ role — and yours, if elected — in channeling federal dollars to your district? I will fight for Western North Carolinians to get their fair share of their tax dollars back, but I oppose the earmarking process that has corrupted the system and bankrupted our government. I will be a strong advocate for Western North Carolina in Congress. What issue(s) does Buncombe county have in common with more rural areas of the district such as graham county? How do they differ? Apart from Buncombe County being larger in population, the issues in all of Western North Carolina are the same. We need more and better jobs, and more opportunities to provide for our families. We must get government off the backs of small

business and eliminate regulatory laws that hamper growth. do you consider yourself more or less conservative than your runoff opponent? Why? We’re both conservative. We agree President Obama has run roughshod over our values. I won’t rest until his policies are repealed and replaced with conservative solutions, so our economy can grow and Western North Carolinians can have jobs. I am humbled that my vision has earned support across the district. Why would you be the strongest candidate to run against democrat Hayden rogers in november? I’m a Christian, conservative smallbusinessman, and I’m running to stop Barack Obama’s assault on WNC values. My top priority is turning around our economy and creating jobs — immediately. I started my business from scratch and know what it takes to balance a budget, maintain a payroll and create jobs.

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asHeVille gotopless rallY set for aug. 26 Organizers have announced that, once again, Asheville will be the site of a "GoTopless" rally . The event takes place on Aug. 26, which is also national Women's Equality Day. It is legal for women to appear in public bare-chested in North Carolina, and organizers are encouraging women to exercise that right during the planned event, which will

likely include a march and speeches. Rally organizers say they’re advocating for allowing women across the country to have the same rights as men when it comes to what parts of their bodies can be exposed in public. Other rally sites include Washington D.C., New York and San Francisco. A similar event last year drew big crowds and much controversy: Former Asheville City Council member Carl Mumpower and former Buncombe County Republican Party Chair Chad Nesbitt organized a counter "Asheville Rally to Protect Our Children From Abuse." Organizers of that event charged that allowing children to be exposed to topless women was akin to child abuse. Some critics have also charged that the GoTopless rallies are publicity stunts for the Raelians, a group that believes alien scientists created human beings. — Jake Frankel

citY officials Host puBlic meeting on Bid proposal, tuesdaY, JulY 17 A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17, to solicit additional input on certain aspects of the proposed downtown Asheville Business Improvement District. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Cellular Center Banquet Hall, 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Information gathered will be provided to the BID interim board and Asheville City Council. The meeting will give citizens a chance to comment on concerns raised at City Council’s June 12 public hearing. Input will be taken on all aspects of the proposal, but particularly on the proposed BID board of directors structure and ambassador program. The meeting will be a dropin format at the end of the business day, so that it’s accessible to a variety of stakeholders. For more information on the Business Improvement District, email Sasha Vrtunski at or call 230-1271. — press release For more, go to Send your news tips to







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yard&garden Bring us Your tired and sick plants a master gardener clinic JulY 21 What: Local Master Gardeners will hold a “Plant Clinic” to help gardeners identify problems and pests. Area residents are encouraged to bring in plant samples for evaluation. An information table will be displayed in the breezeway area between the two retail buildings located on the south side as one enters the Farmers Market. Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide a variety of handouts and soil-sample kits. When: Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Western North Carolina Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Road. Why: The mission of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Buncombe County is to provide education and current, research-based urban horticultural information through North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs and activities, while striving to improve and preserve our natural environment. more info: Master Gardeners will also be on hand July 14 and 28 at Jesse Israel’s Garden Center to demonstrate and answer questions about composting. Visit or call North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, at 255-5522.

gardeningcalendar Calendar for July 11 - 19, 2012 Bamboo Festival • SA (7/14), 9am-5pm & SU (7/15), 10am-4pm - The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, will host a Bamboo Festival, featuring lectures, handson workshops, permaculture, bamboo ink painting and more. $8 per car/free for Arboretum Society members. Info: or 665-2492. Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center Located at 94 Coxe Ave., Asheville. Info: 255-5522. • SA (7/14), 8:30am-noon - "All About Veggies: From Garden to Kitchen." Extension master gardener volunteers will share tips on maintaining vegetables, including fertilizing, weed management, watering and harvesting. --- 1-4pm Afternoon session: "Methods for Preserving the Harvest." $10 per session. Register: 255-5522 or www.buncombe. Gardening in the Mountains • 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 10am - Gardening in the Mountains lectures will be offered at the Buncombe County Extension Office, 94 Coxe Ave. Free. Info: 255-5522. Hop’n Blueberry Farm Tour • SA (7/14), 10am - A tour of Hop’n Blueberry Farm will be led by owner Van Burnette, featuring butterflies, blueberries, hops and heirloom apples. Departs from Black Mountain Savings Bank, 200 E. State St. Sponsored by the Swannanoa Valley Museum. Bring a lunch and water. $30/$20 museum members. Info and registration: info@ or 669-9566. Learn to Compost at Home • SA (7/14), 11am-2pm - Extension master gardener volunteers will be on hand beside Jesse Israel's Garden Center, 570 Brevard Road, demonstrating how to compost

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at home. Free. Info: or 255-5522. N.C. Arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Programs are free with $8 parking fee. Info: www. or 665-2492. • Through MO (9/3) - Wicked Plants: The Exhibit will "expose plants associated with a myriad of negative health effects." Regional Tailgate Markets Markets are listed by day, time and name of market, followed by address. Three dashes indicate the next listing. For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: or 2361282. • WEDNESDAYS, 8am-noon - Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive. --- 8am-noon - Haywood Historic Farmer's Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. --- 2-6pm - Asheville City Market South, Town Square Blvd., Biltmore Park. --- 2:30-6:30pm - Weaverville Tailgate Market, 60 Lakeshore Drive. --- 2-5pm - Spruce Pine Farmers Market, 297 Oak Ave. --- 2-6pm - Montford Farmers Market, 36 Montford Ave. --- 2-6pm - French Broad Food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. • THURSDAYS, 2-6pm - Oakley Farmers Market, 607 Fairview Road. --- 3-6pm - Flat Rock Tailgate Market, 2724 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. --- 3rd THURSDAYS, 2-6pm - Greenlife Tailgate Market, 70 Merrimon Ave. • FRIDAYS, 3-6pm - East Asheville Tailgate Market, 945 Tunnel Road. --- 4-7pm - Leicester Tailgate Market, 338 Leicester Highway. • SATURDAYS, 7am-noon - Henderson County Tailgate Market, 100 N. King St., Hendersonville.--- 8am-noon

- Waynesville Tailgate Market, 171 Legion Drive. --- 8am-noon - Haywood Historic Farmer's Market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. --- 8am-noon - Mills River Farmers Market, 5046 Boylston Highway. --- 8am-noon - Bakersville Farmers Market, Bakersville Community Medical Clinic parking lot, opposite the U.S. Post Office. --- 8am-1pm - Asheville City Market, 161 South Charlotte St. --- 8am-12:30pm - Transylvania Tailgate Market, behind Comporium on the corner of Johnson and Jordan Streets, Brevard. --- 8am-noon - North Asheville Tailgate Market, UNCA commuter lot C. --- 8:30am-12:30pm Yancey County Farmers Market, S. Main Street at US 19E, Burnsville. --- 9am-noon - Big Ivy Tailgate Market, 1679 Barnardsville Highway, Barnardsville. --- 9am-noon - Black Mountain Tailgate Market, 130 Montreat Road. --- 9am-1pm - Madison County Farmers and Artisans Market, Highway 213 at Park Street, Mars Hill. --- 9am2pm - Leicester Tailgate Market, 338 Leicester Highway. --- 10am-2pm - Murphy Farmers Market, downtown Murphy. Info: 837-3400. • SUNDAYS, noon-4pm - Marshall's "Sundays on the Island," Blanahasset Island. • TUESDAYS, 3-6pm - Historic Marion Tailgate Market, West Henderson Street at Logan Street, Marion. --- 3:306:30pm - West Asheville Tailgate Market, 718 Haywood Road.

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Animals Cat Adoptions • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-5pm - Furever Friends will host cat and kitten adoptions at Petco, 825 Brevard Road. Info: Dog Adoptions

• SATURDAYS, 11am-4pm - Transylvania Animal Alliance Group (T.A.A.G.) will host dog adoptions at Petsmart, 3 McKenna Road, Arden. Info: TAAGwags or 388-2532.

Rusty's Legacy • SATURDAYS, 10am-3pm Rusty's Legacy animal rescue will host pet adoptions at Black Mountain Tractor Supply Company, 125 Old Highway 70. Info: rustyslegacync@aol. com or Spay/Neuter Vouchers • The Buncombe County Animal Coalition offers spay/ neuter vouchers to at-risk pets, including pregnant or nursing cats, dog breeds such as pit bulls and hounds, animals over the age of 5 and pet owners who reside in public housing. $35 dogs/$20 cats. Info: 2506430 or 252-2079.

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Art The Painting Experience with Stewart Cubley: (pd.) Experience the power of process painting as described in the groundbreaking book 'Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression.' August 10 - 12 in Asheville, (888) 639-8569. 16 Patton Located at 16 Patton Ave. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm and Sun., 12-5pm. Info: or 236-2889. • Through SU (8/5) - Broken and Whole, figurative oil and watercolors by Suzy Schultz. 310 ART Gallery Riverview Station, 191 Lyman St., #310. Fri.-Sun., 9:30am3:30pm or by appointment. Info: or 776-2716. • Through FR (8/31), Thinking Big, an exhibition of large paintings. Allure: The Secret Life of Flowers • Through WE (8/15) - Allure: The Secret Life of Flowers, an exhibition of new work printed on metal by Julie McMillan of Silver Birch Studio Photography. Hosted by West One Salon, 372 Depot St. A portion of sales benefits The Hope Chest for Women. Info: or American Folk Art and Framing Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon. - Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 281-2134. • Through TH (7/12) - Hot Damn! • FR (7/13) through TH (8/9) - In the Garden of Eden, paintings by self-taught Southern artists, will be on display. Appalachian Pastel Society • Through TU (7/31) - The Appalachian Pastel Society presents an exhibition at Studio B Custom Framing and Fine Arts, 171 Weaverville Highway. Tues.-Fri., 10am-5:30pm; Sat., 10am-3pm. Info: Art at UNCA Art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.

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• Through FR (8/3) - Woven Together, an historical exhibit on Marion Manufacturing and McDowell County, will be on display in the Blowers Gallery during regular library hours. • Through WE (8/1) Alchemy: Transcendence and Transmigration, works by Katie Johnson and Mary Claire Becker, will be on display in the Highsmith University Union Gallery. On display weekdays, 9am-5pm. Art Events at WCU Held at the Fine Art Museum, Fine & Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm & Thurs., 10am-7pm. Free, but donations welcome. Info: or 227-3591. • Through FR (8/3) RE+constructed, nontraditional quilts by Heidi Field-Alvarez, Jeana Eve Klein, Carolyn Nelson and Jen Swearington. • Through FR (9/7) - Drawing on the New Deal, works by draftsman John Helike. • Through FR (8/3) - Flora and Fauna: WNC Art Educators Juried Exhibit and Lasting Impressions: Print Portfolio of Contemporary Native American Artists from the Fine Art Museum Collection. • TH (7/19), 5:30pm - Opening reception for both exhibitions. Asheville Area Arts Council: The Artery Community arts facility at 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am4pm. Info: www.ashevillearts. com. • Through SA (7/28) - Lap Swimming: Pools Seen Through the Eyes of a Swimming Artist, paintings by Moni Hill. • SA (7/14), 1-3:30pm "Youth at Jazz." --- 8-10pm - Sight of Sound and Klimchak. Free. • TH (7/19), 4-6pm - A creative sector forum will focus on creative placemaking. Free. Asheville Art Museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • Through SU (9/30) - Fiore/ Drawing, a survey of drawings

by Joseph A. Fiore dating from the early '50s at Black Mountain College through his late years in New York and Maine. • FR (7/13), noon - Lunchtime Art Break: Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics, a tour led by featured artist Joel Queen, designed to engage guests in dialogue with artists, educators, docents and staff. Free with membership or museum admission. Bearfootin' • Through SA (10/20) Bearfootin', a public art exhibit featuring decorated fiberglass bear sculptures, will be on display throughout Main Street in Hendersonville. Info: 233-3216. Bella Vista Art Gallery 14 Lodge St. Summer hours: Mon., 11am-5pm; Wed.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 768-0246. • Through TU (7/31) - Featured artist: Nicora Gangi. Encaustics by Tif Dill. Raku by Brent Wheelwright. Black Mountain Center for the Arts Old City Hall, 225 West State St., Black Mountain. Mon.Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: www. or 669-0930. • Through FR (7/27) Aqueous, a collaborative exhibit exploring movement and transition with artists from Asheville BookWorks. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Gallery hours: Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: bmcmac@ or www. or 350-8484. • Through SA (9/8) - Bridging: A Retrospective From Two to Three Dimensions, works by David Weinrib. Castell Photography 2C Wilson Alley. Wed.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., noon-7pm, or by appointment. Info: www. or 255-1188. • Through SA (7/28) Personae, photo-based works by Timothy Pakron, Rebecca Cairns and Tobia Makover. Crimson Laurel Gallery 23 Crimson Laurel Way, Bakersville. April-Dec.: Tues.-

Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. & Mon., noon-5pm. Info: 688-3599 or • Through FR (8/31) Serendipity, featuring 14 woodfired sculptural ceramic artists from five countries. Events At Folk Art Center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am6pm. Info: or 298-7928. • Through TU (7/24) - Works by Becky and Steve Lloyd (clay) and Ken Thomas (metal). Flood Gallery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: or 254-2166. • Through TU (7/31) - Works by Leigh Anne Chambers (domestic materials that "challenge traditional notions of art"). Flow Gallery 14 South Main St., Marshall. Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: • Through SA (7/14) Fabrications, quilts and fabric art by six artists. Grand Bohemian Gallery Located at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village, 11 Boston Way. Mon.-Thur., 10am-7pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am8pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Info: www.bohemianhotelasheville. com or 505-2949. • SA (7/14) through FR (8/24) - Small Works, by Stuart Roper. • SA (7/14), 5-8pm - Opening reception. Haywood County Arts Council Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC's Gallery 86 in Waynesville. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: or 452-0593. • Through SA (7/28) - South of the Sahara: Portrait of Africa, featuring photographs by John Rolland. Jason Rafferty • Through TU (7/31) Drawings and paintings by Jason Rafferty will be on display at Izzy's Coffee Den, 74 North Lexington Ave., featuring academic drawings from his studies in Paris along with experimental works. www. Local Sculpture Showcase • Daily - A showcase of local sculptors, including Scott Freeland, Peter Dallos, Martin Webster, Ralph Berger, Dan Howachyn, Brett Salter and

others, will be on display indefinitely at the Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain. Free to view. Info: or 669-8870. N.C. Arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Programs are free with $8 parking fee. Info: or 665-2492. • Through SU (9/23) - Dusty Roads, photographs of classic and junkyard cars and trucks. NewZart Gallery 133 S. Main St., Studio 207, Marshall. By appointment. Info: or 649-9358. • Through TU (7/31) - Linear and Geometric Abstractions, works by Matthew Zedler. Penland School of Crafts Located at 67 Dora's Trail, Penland. Gallery hours: Tues.Sat., 10am–5pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.penland. org or 765-2359. • TH (7/19), 8pm - An auction of student and instructor work made during a Penland workshop session will be held at the school's Northlight Building. All proceeds benefit Penland’s scholarship programs. Free to attend. Plein Air Painting Demo • SA (7/14), 1-3pm - Local artist Cheryl Keefer will demonstrate plein air oil painting techniques at Pink Dog Creative Studios and Asheville Art Supply, 342 Depot St. Free. Info: www.pinkdog-creative. com or Proving. Grounds. • Through SU (8/5) - Proving. Grounds., a collaboration between photographer Micah Mackenzie, Ship To Shore's R. Brooke Priddy and Royal Peasantry's Danielle Miller, will be on display at Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, during bar hours. Info: www. or 6690190. Push Skate Shop & Gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • Through TU (7/17) - Stalefish 4, an all skateboarder group show. RAD Second Saturdays

• SA (7/14), 10am-6pm Asheville River Arts District's Second Saturdays will feature artist demonstrations, classes, open studios and more. Free. Info and map: Red House Studios and Gallery 310 W. State St., Black Mountain. Thurs.-Sun., 11am6pm. Info: or 669-0351. • Through SU (7/29) - Visions of Summer. Satellite Gallery 55 Broadway St. Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: www.thesatellitegallery. com or 305-2225. • Through MO (7/30) Phantom Antlers, works by Gabriel Shaffer and Joti Marra Ramsey. Sculpture for the Garden • Through MO (12/31) Sculpture for the Garden, a national outdoor sculpture invitational, will be on display at Grovewood Gallery, 111 Grovewood Road. Info: www. Seven Sisters Gallery 117 Cherry St., Black Mountain. Summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm and Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 669-5107. • Through SU (8/12) - Kate Thayer (pastels). Spectacular Southern Appalachians • Through TU (7/31) - The Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association will host Spectacular Southern Appalachians at the Cradle of Forestry, Highway 276 near Brevard. Regular admission prices apply. Info: or 877-3130. Street Photography of Asheville • Through SA (7/28) - This photography exhibition, by Joe Longobardi, consists of "found moments" on the streets of Asheville. On display at West End Bakery, 757 Haywood Road. Info: or www. Studio B A framing studio and art gallery at 171 Weaverville Highway, Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10am-5:30pm & Sat. 10am3pm. Info: or 225-5200. • Through TU (7/31) - The Appalachian Pastel Society presents Home Sweet Home,

Art/Craft Fairs All-Seasons Crafters • FR (7/13) & SA (7/14), 9am5pm - All-Seasons Crafters will host a craft show and sale at the Masonic Lodge, 174 E. Main St., Brevard. Free to attend. Info: 577-2757. Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands • TH (7/19) through SA (7/21), 10am-6pm; SU (7/22), 10am5pm - The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands will feature clay, jewelry, fiber, wood, glass and more at the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St. $8/ free for children under 12. Info: or 298-7928. Paris of the South Flea Market • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 8am-3pm - Paris of the South flea market features antiques,

Auditions & Call to Artists Appalachian Pastel Society • Through WE (8/1) - The Appalachian Pastel Society will accept applications for its juried national exhibition through Aug. 1. Info: Arts Council of Henderson County Located at 401 N. Main St. (entrance on Fourth Street), above Flight Restaurant in downtown Hendersonville. Info: 693-8504 or • Through TH (8/16) Submissions for grassroots arts programs sub-grants will be accepted through August 16. Arts2People Paid Demonstrations • Through TU (7/31) Arts2People is currently offering artists more than $2,000 to participate in its demonstration group. The Handcrafted Artisan Revitalization Program will accept new members for this and other opportunities through July 31. Info: www. Asheville Chocolate and Arts Festival • Through WE (8/1) - The Asheville Chocolate and Arts Festival will accept submissions from local artists through Aug. 1. Info: Asheville Living Treasures • Through WE (8/15) Asheville Living Treasures will accept nominations of persons age 70 and older with

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Center's artifacts and donations, will be on display in WCU's Mountain Heritage Center. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am5pm; Thurs., 8am-7pm. Free. Info: • Through FR (9/14) - Stitches in Time: Historic Quilts of WNC. Working Girls Studio 30 Battery Park (upstairs). Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm and by appointment. or 243-0200. • Through FR (8/3) - Works by Dot Griffith, Karen Deans and Eli Corbin. ZaPow! 21 Battery Park, Suite 101. Mon., Wed. & Fri., noon-8pm. Thurs., noon-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun. 1-6pm. Info: or 575-2024. • SA (7/14), 7-9pm - Bele Chere poster competition show. Free.

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to enter a fashion show of contemporary garments with handcrafted detail using local materials through July 15. The show will be held on Oct. 25 at the Asheville Art Museum. Info and application: or 505-2958. RiverFest / Anything That Floats Parade • Through FR (7/27) Applications for vending space at RiverFest and the Anything That Floats Parade will be accepted through July 27. Info: or 400-4541. TEDxAsheville • Through SU (7/15) TEDxAsheville will accept submissions from "thinkers, innovators and entertainers from diverse fields" through July 15. Info:

Business & Technology ABWA Meeting • TH (7/12), 5:30-8pm - The American Business Women Association will hold its monthly meeting at Crowne Plaza, 1 Resort Drive Registration required by July 9. $20 includes light dinner. Info: abwaskyhychapter@ Mountain BizWorks Workshops 153 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 253-2834 or • MONDAYS, noon & WEDNESDAYS, 4:30pm - An informational meeting about Mountain BizWorks' programs will help businesses make the first step towards accessing the organization's services. Free. Info and registration: or 253-2834. • TU (7/17), 9am-noon - Turn your business idea into a business plan while learning about the business-planning process. This eight-week session meets every Tuesday. Sliding scale. Info and registration:

253-2834 or • TH (7/19), 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. This five-week course meets every Thursday. Sliding scale. Info and registration: or 253-283.

Classes, Meetings & Events Hawaiian Spiritual Healing (pd.) July 24. Learn the power of Kahuna prayers for (1) Lineage Clearing, (2) Activating Your Original Design, and (3) Ending Sacred Contracts. Crystal Visions Bookstore 7-9 pm $25. (828) 348-0799 events.html I’m Here on the Other Side: 18 Ways Our Loved Ones Communicate Directly With Us (pd.) July 22: Dr. Damaris Drewry, Ph.D. Psychology. Namaste Center Hendersonville 2-4pm Sunday. People often miss the incoming communications because they don’t’ recognize them. Mac Basics Classes at Charlotte Street Computers (pd.) Mac Basics Computer Classes are being held at Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte Street. Class time is 12:15 - 12:45pm. Mondays - Mac OS X, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month - iPhoto, 2nd Tuesday iWork Essentials, 4th Tuesday - iMovie Basics, 5th Tuesday - Garageband, Wednesdays - iPad Basics. Registration is just $9.99 at Open Stitch Groups at Purl's Yarn Emporium (pd.) On Wall Street downtown: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm; Thursdays, 6-8pm. Bring a knit or crochet project or find something new to cast on. (828)

253-2750. Sound Psychology: The Human Voice in Energetic Healing (pd.) July 31: The human Voice activates the harmonic matrix of the human body the same way sound activates the harmonic matrix of the earth! Learn to scan another person's body like dolphins use sonar to activate the body's natural healing response, and balance hemispheres of the brain in 2 minutes! Crystal Visions Bookstore 7-9 pm $25 www. humanvoiceinenergetichealing. com (828) 348-0799 Summer Open House at Hickory Nut Gap Farm (pd.) Friday July 13th from 1-8 pm. Free event with farm tours at 1 and 5:30 pm. Live music, baby chicks, food trucks, ice cream, and more! TANTRA for WOMEN (pd.) 7/13-7/15: Rising Together. Healing and transforming our Self is the beginning of creating real change in the world. Ashevilletantra. com or 828.475.2887. Limited Seating Event. Who’s Driving Your Bus? (pd.) July 17: CLEARING SUBCONSCIOUS PROGRAMS OUT OF THE BODY: The body believes every word we say and records our history in every cell. Clearing the emotional charge and decisions made during traumatic events transforms every level of our being! Crystal Visions Bookstore 7-9 pm $25. or (828) 348-0799 Chalk It Up! • SA (7/14) - Chalk It Up! invites children and adults to participate in a sidewalk chalk contest throughout the day on Hendersonville's Main Street. Rain dates July 21 and 28. Info: 697-6393. Cherokee Bonfire • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS - A Cherokee bonfire encourages the public to hear traditional stories and roast marshmallows, beginning

at dusk. Held at Oconaluftee Islands Park, Highway 441, Cherokee. Free. Info: www. or (800) 438-1601. Game Night • THURSDAYS, 6:30-9pm "Join an exuberant crowd of friends as we play a new game every week." Hosted by Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. www.wallstreetcoffeehouse. Henderson County Heritage Museum Located in the Historic Courthouse on Main St., Hendersonville. Wed.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm. Free unless otherwise noted. Info: or 694-1619. • Through SU (12/30) - An exhibit of Civil War weaponry and uniforms. Free admission. Historic Hendersonville Tour • SATURDAYS through (10/27), 9am - A trolley tour of historic Hendersonville will depart from Hampton Inn,155 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville. $25/$20 children ages 6-12/ children 5 and under free. Info: or 606-8606. Lake Junaluska Flea Market • SA (7/14), 7:30-11:30am - A flea market, featuring clothes, baked goods and more, will be held at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, 91 N. Lakeshore Drive, to support the center's community service projects. Free to attend. Info: 545-0009. Lifetree Cafe • TUESDAYS, 7pm - "Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual setting." Groups discuss a different topic every week. All are welcome. Hosted at Rejavanation Cafe, 901 Smoky Park Highway. Info: Marketing Illustration Workshop • TH (7/19), 6:30-8:30pm - A workshop on marketing illustration will be held at ZaPow!, 21 Battery Park Ave., Suite 101. $30/$20 in advance/free

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for ZaPow artists. Info: www. Model Airplane Show • SA (7/14), 10am-2pm - An air show will be presented by the Asheville-Buncombe Aeromodelers Flying Club at Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle. Free. Info: jay. or 250-4269. NC Digital Library Workshop • WE (7/11), 4:30-5:30pm Learn how to download free audio and e-books from the N.C. Digital Library onto a digital device (Kindle, iPad, etc.) at the Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Free, but registration required: 648-2924. Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or • FR (7/13), 7pm - An evening of star gazing will include celestial observations using PARI’s optical or radio telescopes and a discussion about the night sky during July and August. $20/$15 seniors and military/$10 children under 14. Registration is required by 3pm on July 13. Precious Metals Networking Group • TU (7/17), TU (7/24), 7-8:30pm - The Precious Metals Networking Group will meet at Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave. Free. Info: or 279-1099. Toy Boat Community Art Space SA (7/14), 8-11pm - A grand opening for Toy Boat Community Art Space will celebrate its upcoming classes in trapeze, juggling, magic, comedy and more at 101 Fairview Road. Free to attend. Info: Veterans for Peace Info: vfpchapter099wnc. • TH (7/12), 6:30pm Veterans for Peace will meet at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St. WNC Wheels Car Club Show

• SA (7/14), 11am-3pm - The WNC Wheels Car Club show will be held at Apple Country Small Engines, 2560 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville. $5 to register. Info: Youth OUTright • SU (7/15), 4-6pm - A meeting of Youth OUTright will feature Chet Spier on the topic of being gay in the film/ TV industry. Held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. Free. Info: or 772-1912.

Comedy Disclaimer Comedy Open Mic • WEDNESDAYS, 9:30pm Disclaimer Stand-up Lounge comedy open mic will be held at Athena's, 14 College St. Sign-up begins at 9pm. Free. Info: www.DisclaimerComedy. com. Tomato Tuesdays • TUESDAYS, 10pm-midnight - A comedy open mic with an interactive Gong Show-style format will be held at Jack of the Wood, 95 Patton Ave. Free. Info: tomatotuesdays.

Dance Bharatanatyam Classes • Adult • Children (pd.) Bharatanatyam is the sacred classical dance form of India. Adult and children's classes now forming. Traditional Kalakshetra Style. • DakshinaNatya Classical Arts. Riverview Station. • Call Tess: (828) 301-0331. Learn more: Studio Zahiya (pd.) Drop in Classes: Monday 7:30-9pm Bellydance • Tues. 9-10am Hip Hop Workout, 5:15-5:45pm Intro to Bellydance $7 • Wed. 6-7pm Fusion Bellydance, 7:30-9 Bellydance 2. • Thurs. 9-10am Bellydance Workout, 6-7pm Bollywood, 7-8pm Bellydance Lab, 8-9pm Hip Hop 2 • Friday

10-11am Bhangra Workout. • $12 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2 N. Lexington Ave. www. Carolina Ballet • FR (7/13), 8pm - The Carolina Ballet will perform in ASU's Farthing Auditorium as part of the Appalachian Summer Festival. $25/$15/$10. Info: Folkmoot Festival • WE (7/18) through SU (7/29) - Folkmoot Festival, a "twoweek celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance." Highlights include a family night on July 18 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, group performances on July 20 at Stompin’ Ground in Maggie Valley, and group performances on July 21 at Haywood Community College, July 22 at Diana Wortham Theatre, July 25 at Blue Ridge Community College and a candlelight closing on July 29 at Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska. Tickets range from $10-$30 with discounts for children. Info and full schedule: or 877-FOLKUSA. Old Farmer's Ball • THURSDAYS, 8pm - The Old Farmer's Ball will be held at Warren Wilson College's Bryson Gym. Beginner's lesson starts at 7:30pm. $6/$5members/$1 Warren Wilson students. Info: www. Shindig on the Green • SATURDAYS through (9/1), 7-10pm - This celebration of traditional string bands, bluegrass music and big circle mountain dancers is held most Saturdays at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. Info: or 2586101, ext.345. Street Dance • MONDAYS through (8/13), 7-9pm - Street Dances, featuring caller Walt Puckett, music by Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition, and the Southern Connection Cloggers, will be

held at the Henderson County Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville Free. Info: or 693-9708. Tango Dance • WEDNESDAYS, 8-11pm Catwalk Milonga will be held at Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zilicoa St., with host and DJ Lisa Jacobs. $7. BYOB. Info: www.

Eco Asheville Green Drinks • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30-7pm Green Drinks encourages those interested in preserving the environment to meet at Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Ave. Free. Info: Franklin Green Drinks • 3rd THURSDAYS, 5:30-7pm - Franklin Green Drinks invites those interesting in preserving the environment to meet at The Rathskeller, 58 Stewart St., Franklin. Info: Green Home Open House • SA (7/14), 11am-2pm - The WNC Green Building Council invites the public to tour a newly-constructed green home, 110 Spooks Branch Road, by Evert and Brownlee, featuring passive solar design, Superior Walls, a geothermal unit and EnergyStar appliances. Other features include rainwater catchment systems, irrigate edible gardens and drought resistant landscape. Info: 2541995, or WENOCA Sierra Club Picnic • SA (7/14), noon-4pm - The annual Sierra Club picnic will include games and live music. Held at the Blue Ridge Parkway sheltered picnic grounds near the VA Hospital off Riceville Road. Bring something to grill, a dish to share and your own settings. Free to attend. Info and directions: WNC Alliance Members of the WNC Alliance and the public are invited to be agents of change for the envi-

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Culinary sleight of pan Slaved Over a Hot Stove: Delivering gourmet meals to customers’ doors is a fast-growing business model, with chefs in nearly every large modern city trying to cash in. So far, perhaps only London’s brand-new Housebites goes the extra step. According to a June Huffington Post report, Housebites not only home-delivers “restaurant quality” cuisine (at the equivalent of about $15 to $20 per entree) but, for about $8 extra, offers an optional dirty-pans service, lending out the containers in which the food was prepared so clients entertaining guests can display “evidence” of their culinary skills and hard work.

government in aCtion • Big Fish: The U.S. Department of Justice has been widely criticized for failing to bring to fruition investigations of Wall Street traders’ alleged lies (such as accusations that the firm MFS Global illegally made bets on European bonds using clients’ money, of which CEO Jon Corzine suspiciously professed to be unaware). In several notable instances, however, Justice Department investigators have been relentless, spending years prosecuting baseball’s Roger Clemens for lying to Congress and, in January, indicting marine biologist Nancy Black, who faces 20 years in prison for allegedly lying to investigators about whether her crew illegally fed whales to attract them for a boatload of whale-watchers. • The government office in Liverpool, England, that takes applications for benefits from disabled people acknowledged in March that it needed to relocate. The office’s parking garage is 13 stories high, but visitors must still climb two more

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• Worth Every Penny: (1) In April, police Chief John Crane of Gadsden, Ala., learned that his department has owned two unmanned aerial drones for two years. He said he has no idea why they were purchased (at about $150,000), but that local taxpayers needn’t worry since they came with a federal law-enforcement grant. (2) NBC Bay Area reports periodically on local uses of 2009 federal stimulus money, revealing in May that the University of California, San Francisco, had received $1.2 million to interview 200 men on what effect being overweight has on their sex lives. A government budget activist decried funding a “sex study over fixing bridges and roads that are crumbling every day.”

great art! • In May, performance artist Stuart Ringholt opened his show, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, naked. His pieces (a hodge-podge of exhibits on current art-world commentaries) were secondary to his insistence that all visitors to the show also strip down as a way to explore reactions to extreme embarrassment. In an earlier self-shaming display, Ringholt told a New York Times correspondent, he stood by a fountain for 20 minutes, dressed formally but with toilet paper trailing from his trousers. According to a Times dispatch, Ringholt was joined by 48 nude-yet-nonplussed patrons — 32 men and 16 women. • London’s Hayward Gallery staged an exhibit in June of “invisible art” — pieces depending almost completely on viewers’ imaginations. Tom Friedman’s “1,000 Hours of Staring” is a blank piece of paper that he eyeballed off and on over five years before deciding it was displayready. Friedman also “submitted” an empty section of floor space that he said was once cursed by a witch. Also there: an Andy Warhol bare platform that looks like it should have something

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• Germany’s Spiegel Online reported in April that police in Hamburg had charged a 33-yearold man with 96 burglaries based in part on the “ear prints” he left at each scene when he leaned against a front door to detect whether anyone was home. “Ear prints are of similar value as fingerprints in terms of evidence,” said a police source. • Easy Collar: Kalvin Hulvey, 35, was charged with attempted auto theft in Tulsa, Okla., in June after jumping into Jeremy Penny’s van and fleeing. Penny and his dad (both rodeo competitors) chased and caught Hulvey, who was neatly hogtied and secured to a fence when police arrived. “Lately, I’ve been having bad luck keeping calves tied,” Penny explained, “so [Dad] did the tying up.”

least-Competent Criminals You Would Think ... (1) In June, former Carlisle, Pa., Police Department employee Logan Schwab, 20, was captured on surveillance video sneaking into an office at the station, prying open a desk, and taking away $200 to $300 in parking-ticket money. (2) In Panama City, Fla., in May, Michael Marquez, 34 (who’d been arrested with another man after being caught fighting over suspected stolen goods), was recorded on surveillance video snatching a clock off the interrogation room wall and stuffing it into his backpack when an officer briefly left.

reCurring themes Britain’s upcoming Miss Mini Princess U.K. will probably feature Eleanor June ReesSutherland, who has yet to reach her second birthday. Though her father strongly disapproves, mom Robyn told the London’s Daily Mail that Eleanor June is a born pageant contestant (“such a girly girl”) who loves to wear makeup and nail polish, and already owns 20 dresses and 15 pairs of shoes. As for pedophiles, Robyn says, “I don’t think there’s anything sexy about a child who’s dressed like a little princess.”

movie CliChé Come to life (and death) Tragedy struck Poplar Bluff, Mo., June 5 when five teenage girls parked their Jeep on railroad tracks at night at a spot notorious in local lore for a “ghost train” that once killed two people. As a real train approached at 12:30 a.m., the driver tried to start the Jeep, but the engine failed. Three girls fled, but two couldn’t unfasten their seat belts in time and started screaming. One girl returned and helped one trapped girl escape, but the rescuer and the other trapped girl died when the train hit the Jeep. X

ronment. Info: or 258-8737. • FR (7/13), 10am-3pm - Experienced paddlers are invited to paddle from Marshall to Barnard. $15/$10 members. Info, registration and location:

Festivals Community Carnival • SA (7/14), 10am-6pm - A Community Carnival will be held at Charles D. Owen Park, 875 Warren Wilson Road, featuring games, inflatables, food, entertainment and a variety of other family-friendly activities. RWA Pro Wrestling performs at 8 pm. Prices for activities vary; all-day wristbands available. Proceeds benefit Swannanoa Babe Ruth programs. Info: Festival of Native Peoples • FR (7/13) & SA (7/14) The Festival of Native Peoples will feature "indigenous peoples and tribes" from throughout the country for two days of music, dance and ceremonies. Grounds open at 1pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday. Performances are held throughout the day and into the evening at Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd., off U.S. 441, Cherokee. $10. Info: or 800 438-1601. French Broad Friday: Bikea-licious • FR (7/13), 4-10pm Marshall's "French Broad Friday: Bike-a-Licious" will include live music by Sons of Ralph and Rooftop Pedestrian, carriage rides, courthouse tours, a bicycle swap, local food and art, a "parade of all things on wheels" and more. Held throughout downtown. Free. Info: Twang On FR (7/20) & SA (7/21) Geneva Riverside Lodging, Tiki Bar and Grill, 3147 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, will host the Twang On festival, featuring The Whiskey Gentry, Have Gun Will Travel and Black Iron Gathering. Free, but donations accepted. Info: or 625-4121,

Film R.Carlos Nakai (pd.) Native American Flutist and Pianist Peter Kater LIVE IN CONCERT at the new UNCA Kimmel Arena, Friday, July 13th at 8 p.m. Tickets 828-258-7900 or online at Song O' Sky Show Chorus (pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm - Rehearsal at Covenant Community UMC 11 Rocket

Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. Guests welcome. Contact: Toll Free # 1-866-824-9547. 48 Hour Film Project Best of Screening • TH (7/12), 7pm - The The 48 Hour Film Project's Best of Screening will be held at the Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company, 675 Merrimon Ave. $7. Info: Asheville Art Museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/ Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • SU (7/15), 2pm - SickAmour, "a chronicle of multimedia artist Joel Tauber’s three-year love affair with an abandoned sycamore tree, which he ventures to revive and protect." Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artist and filmmaker. Asheville Cinema Society • TU (7/17), 7:15pm - Last Call at the Oasis, a documentary about world water usage, will be screened by the Asheville Cinema Society at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St. $16. Info: www.ashevillecinemasociety. com. My Afternoons with Margueritte • MO (7/16), 8pm - My Afternoons with Margueritte will be screened in ASU's Farthing Auditorium as part of the Appalachian Summer Festival. $10/$9. Info: www. Social Justice Film Night • FR (7/13), 7pm - Social Justice Film Night will feature Journey of the Universe, the story of the universe and its "potential to change our civilization." Screened at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Donations accepted. Info: The Animals Film • MO (7/16), 7pm - The Animals Film will be screened at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St. "This classic documentary, narrated by Julie Christie, documents mankind's degradation, exploitation and often pointless torture of the creatures who share our planet." Info: or 255-8115.

Food & Beer Carolina Mountain Ribfest • FR (7/13), 4-11pm; SA (7/14), 11am-11pm & SU

(7/15), 11am-7pm - Carolina Mountain Ribfest will feature national vendors, live entertainment and amusement rides at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. No coolers, backpacks or outside food allowed. $7/children under 12 free. Info: 628-9626. Fermentation Frenzy • SU (7/15), noon-6pm Farmers and those interested in starting a small food-based business are invited to learn more at a two-day workshop on fermented foods and beverages. $40/$25 for single day. Info and registration: www.ferment2012.eventbrite. com, hutchinsfe@appstate. edu or 262-8158. Grind Cafe 136 West Union St., Morganton. Info: www. or 430-4343. • TH (7/12), 5pm - Beer tasting. $5. Wine Studio of Asheville 169 Charlotte St. Info: www. or 252-5955. • FR (7/13), 7-8pm - "Very Superstitious: Folklore about Wine" will focus on the "good luck of finishing the bottle in France and the bad luck of breaking eye contact during a toast in Scandinavia." $15/$20 couple. Registration required. • SU (7/15), 5-6pm - Girls on Grapes, a wine tasting group for women, will discuss island wines. $15/$12 members. Registration required.

Government & Politics Amendment One Discussion • WE (7/11), 6:30-8pm - "What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family" will be presented by the Campaign for Southern Equality at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Free childcare provided. Info: info@southernequality. org or 761-1224. Blue Ridge Republican Women • 2nd THURSDAYS, 6:30pm - The Blue Ridge Republican Women's Club meets monthly at the Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. Gatherings feature guest speakers. $18 for optional dinner at 6pm. Info: Buncombe Green Party Meeting • SA (7/14), 10am - "Join us in building grassroots progressive democracy." Meetings held in The Fortune Building, 727 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Info: or 225-4347.

Mindful Occupation • TH (7/12), 6:30pm - A Mindful Occupation meeting will be held at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Free. Info: Today’s Politics • TH (7/12), 11:30am1:30pm - “Today’s Politics: Left and Right or Right and Wrong. Our Founding Fathers, Whose Side Were They Really On?” Held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: or 251-6140.

Kids Nature Programs (pd.) Starting July 11th. The Compleat Naturalist store is offering unique children's programs, including Wild Wednesdays and a Nature Club on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30. Space is limited. Call today! 828-274-5430 or visit www.compleatnaturalist. com or Appalachian Summer Festival Family Day • SA (7/14), 11am-2pm Family Day, featuring arts, crafts, face painting and a parade through the galleries will be held in ASU's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts as part of the Appalachian Summer Festival. Free. Info: BRP Family Night • TH (7/12), 7-8:30pm - Blue Ridge Parkway rangers will focus on tracking and observation skills. Held at the Visitor Center, MP 384. Free. Info and registration: 298-5330 Cradle of Forestry Events Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/ children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: www. or 8773130. • THURSDAYS, 10:30amnoon - Woodsy Owl's Curiosity Club, for children ages 4-7, presents a variety of forest-related activities to engage children in the natural world. Registration required. $4/$2.50 adults. Info and registration: 877-3130. Find Waldo Scavenger Hunt • Through TU (7/31) Hendersonville will host a Where's Waldo scavenger hunt throughout the month of July. Children are encouraged to visit local businesses in search of Waldo figurines. Kids who collect 16 cards or more will be entered to win prizes. Info: or 697-1870. Hands On! This children's museum is located at 318 North Main St.,

freewillastrology ahead, you'll be proof that this is shortsighted. Your teachers are likely to be expansive, benevolent, and generous.

cancer (June 21-JulY 22) Let’s hypothesize that there are two different kinds of freedom possible for you to pursue. One is simplistic and sterile, while the other is colorful and fertile. The first is characterized by absence or emptiness, and the second is full of rich information and stimulating experiences. Is there any doubt about which is preferable? I know that the simplistic, sterile freedom might be easier and faster to attain. But its value would be limited and short-lived, I’m afraid. In the long run, the tougher liberation will be more rewarding.

aries (marcH 21-april 19) During an author tour a few years ago, I was a guest on San Francisco radio station KFOG. For a while, the host interviewed me about my book and astrology column. Then we moved into a less formal mode, bantering about psychic powers, lucid dreams, and reincarnation. Out of nowhere, the host asked me, "So who was I in my past life?" Although I'm not in the habit of reading people's previous incarnations, I suddenly and inexplicably had the sense that I knew exactly who he had been: Savonarola, a controversial 15th-century Italian friar. I suspect you may soon have comparable experiences, Aries. Don't be surprised if you are able to glean new revelations about the past and come to fresh insights about how history has unfolded.

taurus (april 20-maY 20) Tease and tempt and tantalize, Taurus. Be pithy and catchy and provocative. Don't go on too long. Leave 'em hanging for more. Wink for dramatic effect. Perfect your most enigmatic smile. Drop hints and cherish riddles. Believe in the power of telepathy. Add a new twist or two to your body language. Be sexy in the subtlest ways you can imagine. Pose questions that no one has been brave or smart enough to ask. Hang out in thresholds, crossroads, and any other place where the action is entertaining.

gemini (maY 21-June 20) American political leaders who have never been soldiers tend to be more gung-ho about sending U.S. fighting forces into action than leaders who have actually served in the military. So said former Marine captain Matt Pottinger in TheDailyBeast. com. I recommend that you avoid and prevent comparable situations in your own life during the coming weeks, Gemini. Don't put yourself under the influence of decision-makers who have no direct experience of the issues that are important to you. The same standard should apply to you, too. Be humble about pressing forward if you're armed with no more than a theoretical understanding of things. As much as possible, make your choices and wield your clout based on what you know firsthand.

leo (JulY 23-aug. 22) Some people believe that a giant sea serpent lives in a Scottish lake. They call it the Loch Ness Monster,

or Nessie for short. The evidence is anecdotal and skimpy. If the creature actually lurks in the murky depths, it has never hurt any human being, so it can't be considered dangerous. On the other hand, Nessie has long been a boon to tourism in the area. The natives are happy that the tales of its existence are so lively. I'd like to propose using the Loch Ness monster as a template for how to deal with one of your scary delusions. Use your rational mind to exorcise any anxiety you might still be harboring, and figure out a way to take advantage of the legendary story you created about it.

Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22) "The soul should always stand ajar," said 19-century Emily Dickinson poet in one of her poems, "That if the heaven inquire, He will not be obliged to wait, Or shy of troubling her." Modern translation: You should keep your deep psyche in a constant state of readiness for the possible influx of divine inspiration or unexpected blessings. That way, you're likely to recognize the call when it comes and respond with the alacrity necessary to get the full benefit of its offerings. This is always a sound principle to live by. But it will be an especially valuable strategy in the coming weeks. Right now, imagine what it feels like when your soul is properly ajar.

liBra (sept. 23-oct. 22) Some people wonder if I'm more like a cheerleader than an objective reporter. They think that maybe I minimize the pain and exaggerate the gain that lie ahead. I understand why they might pose that question. Because all of us are constantly besieged with a disproportionate glut of discouraging news, I see it as my duty to provide a counterbalance. My optimism is medicine to protect you from the distortions that the conventional wisdom propagates. Having said that, I'd like you to know that I'm not counterbalancing at all when I give you this news: You're close to grabbing a strategic advantage over a frustration that has hindered you for a long time.

scorpio (oct. 23-noV. 21) "Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment," said Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck. "This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath." While I appreciate Beck's advice, I'm perplexed why she put such a heavy emphasis on lessons that arise from difficult events. In the weeks

sagittarius (noV. 22-dec. 21) A lathe is a machine that grips a chunk of metal or wood or clay and rotates it so that someone wielding a tool can form the chunk into a desired shape. From a metaphorical point of view, I visualize you as being held by a cosmic lathe right now. God or fate or whatever you'd prefer to call it is chiseling away the non-essential stuff so as to sculpt a more beautiful and useful version of you. Although the process may be somewhat painful, I think you'll be happy with the result.

capricor (dec. 22-Jan. 19) I'm hoping you will take maximum advantage of the big opportunity that's ahead for you, Capricorn: an enhancement of your senses. That's right. For the foreseeable future, you not only have the potential to experience extra vivid and memorable perceptions. You could also wangle an upgrade in the acuity and profundity of your senses, so that your sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch will forevermore gather in richer data. For best results, set aside what you believe about the world, and just drink in the pure impressions. In other words, focus less on the thoughts rumbling around inside your mind and simply notice what's going on around you. For extra credit: Cultivate an empathetic curiosity with everything you'd like to perceive better.

aQuarius (Jan. 20-feB. 18) What kind of week will it be for you? It will be like you're chewing gum while walking down a city street and then suddenly you sneeze, catapulting the gooey mess from your mouth onto the sidewalk in such a way that it gets stuck to the bottom of your shoe, which causes you to trip and fall, allowing you to find a $100 bill that is just lying there unclaimed and that you would have never seen had you not experienced your little fit of "bad luck." Be ready to cash in on unforeseen twists of fate, Aquarius.

pisces (feB. 19-marcH 20) Having served as executive vice-president of the Hedonistic Anarchists Think Tank, I may not seem like the most believable advocate of the virtues of careful preparation, rigorous organization, and steely resolve. But if I have learned anything from consorting with hedonistic anarchists, it's that there's not necessarily a clash between thrillseeking and self-discipline. The two can even be synergistic. I think that's especially true for you right now, Pisces. The quality and intensity of your playtime activities will thrive in direct proportion to your self-command. • JULY 11 - JULY 17, 2012 21

Hendersonville. Hours: Tues.Sat., 10am-5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.handsonwnc. org or 697-8333. • WE (7/11), 2-4pm - Wacky Wednesday Fun, for all ages, will feature "noodle mania." • TH (7/12), 10:30am12:30pm - Magic science camp, for ages 8 and older, will focus on the science of magic tricks. $15/$9. Registration suggested. • FR (7/13), 10:30am12:30pm - The Best of Crazy Chemistry, for ages 4-7, will feature three science experiments. $15/$9 members. Registration suggested. • SA (7/14), 2pm - The Summer Vagabond Players of YouTheatre's Flat Rock Playhouse will perform. Free with museum admission. • TU (7/17), 10:30am12:30pm - A nano science camp, for ages 7-12, will feature DNA necklaces, "mysterious gels" and gummy worms. $15/$9 members. Registration suggested. • WE (7/18) & TH (7/19), 10:30am-12:30pm - Dino Dig! Camp invites children to dig for fossils, assemble a dinosaur and learn about paleontology. Ages 7-10. Registration requested. $25/$16 members. Kids' Night Out • 2nd SATURDAYS, 5-8pm - Enjoy a night on the town or catch up on errands while the "dedicated, experienced childcare staff" of Biltmore United Methodist Church entertains children with "fun, educational activities." 376 Hendersonville Road. $5 per child. Info: www. or 274-2379. Sandburg Summer Stage Performances • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (8/18), 10:15-10:45am - The Carl Sandburg Home and The Vagabond School of the Drama will perform selections from Carl Sandburg's works live on stage. Wed. & Fri.: Mr. Sandburg's Lincoln; Thurs. &

Sat.: Rootabaga!. Held in the Carl Sandburg Home amphitheater, three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 25 on Little River Road. Info: 6934178 or Spellbound Children's Bookshop 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 232-2228. • SATURDAYS through (7/28), 10:30-11am - The Moozic Lady will present a Tap-nShake music program for preschoolers. The Hop Ice cream, concerts and community events. Programs are free and located at 640 Merrimon Ave., Suite 103, unless otherwise noted. www. or 254-2224. • TU (7/17), 6:30-7:30pm Youth open mic night for ages 16 and under. Info: Transylvania Community Arts Council Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: www. or 884-2787. • WE (7/11), 1:30-4pm Children ages 5-12 are invited to create outdoor artwork as part of Kid’s Art Day at TC Arts Council. Free. Registration requested. Vacation Bible School • Through FR (7/13), 6-8:30pm - Join Abernethy United Methodist Church, 1418 Patton Ave., for Operation Overboard. Free and open to all children grades K-5. Info and registration: 254-2612.

Music AmiciMusic • FR (7/13), 7:30pm - "Thrilling Threesome," featuring Joanna Becker (violin) and Daniel Weiser (piano) performing works by Schumann, Mozart, Shostakovich and others. Held at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road. $15.

Info: or 669-0816. Brevard Brewing Company Open Mic • THURSDAYS, 7:30pm Brevard Brewing Company will host an open mic at 63 East Main St., Brevard. Free. Info: Brevard Music Center at the Asheville Art Museum • TU (7/17), 7pm - Summer music series featuring performers from Brevard Music Center's Summer Festival in Asheville Art Museum's PRIMED East Wing upstairs gallery. $10/$6 members. Info: Brevard Music Center Festival Held in the Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard. Info: or 862-2105. • Through SU (8/5) - The Brevard Music Center Festival will include works by Mozart, Brahms, Shostakovich and many others. See website for full schedule. Broyhill Chamber Ensemble • TH (7/12), 8pm - The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble will perform in ASU's Rosen Concert Hall as part of the Appalachian Summer Festival. $18/$16/$10. Info: www. Concert in the Park • SA (7/14), 6:30-8pm Concert in the Park will feature Johnny Cox and Project Cash (country, rockabilly) in Fletcher Community Park, 85 Howard Gap Road. Free. Info: www. Concerts on the Creek • FR (7/13), 7:30-9:30pm Empty Pockets (covers) will perform as part of the Concerts on the Creek series at the Bridge Park Pavilion in downtown Sylva. Free. Info: www. or (800) 962-1911. Drums on the Water • SATURDAYS, 7-9pm Drums on the Water, a weekly lakeside drum circle, will be held at Highland Lake Cove Retreat, 215 Rhett Drive, Flat

Rock. Free. Info: Duende Mountain Duo • TH (7/19), 7pm - Dead Surf (surf-inspired music) will perform on the lawn of WCU's A.K. Hinds University Center as part of theUniversity's summer concert series. Free. Info: www. Dulcimer Concert • WE (7/11), 6:30pm - A dulcimer concert will be performed by Steve and Jean Smith at the Hendersonville Library, 301 N. Washington St. Free. Info: 697-4725. Dulcimer U • TH (7/19), 7pm - Instructors from Dulcimer U will perform in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts Center. $12/$7 students and children. Info: http://dulcimeru. Eastern Festival Orchestra • SU (7/15), 8pm - The Eastern Festival Orchestra with Alexander Toradze (piano) will perform in ASU's Farthing Auditorium as part of the Appalachian Summer Festival. $25/$22.25/$15/$10. Info: Eclectricity Concert Series • SA (7/14), 8-10pm - "The Eclectricity concert series features live performances of original electronic, electro-acoustic and experimental music." This session will include Baltimorebased multimedia artist Sight of Sound and Atlanta-based multi-instrumentalist Klimchak. Hosted by The Artery, 346 Depot St. $5 donation. Info: Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www.flatrockplayhouse. org or 693-0731. • Through TH (7/12), 8pm - Surfin' USA - The Greatest Hits of The Beach Boys will be performed at the downtown location. $24. Free Planet Radio and The Billy Sea Workshops • SA (7/14), 2:30-6pm Workshops on global melodies

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for guitars, groove construction and world percussion will be offered in conjunction with a concert by Free Planet Radio and The Billy Sea. Bring instruments to the Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St. $15 per workshop/$25 for three. Info: www. Grind Cafe 136 West Union St., Morganton. Info: www. or 430-4343. • SA (7/14), 7:30pm - Gina Sicilia and Dave Gross (blues). $20. Info: americanastage@ or 368-0381. Groovin' on Grovemont • TU (7/17), 6pm - "Groovin' on Grovemont" concert series will feature The Groovemont Players (rock, soul, blues). Held at Grovemont Square, 101 West Charleston Ave., Swannanoa, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library. Free. Info: Haywood Community Band • SU (7/15), 6:30pm - The Haywood Community Band will perform in the pavilion adjacent to Maggie Valley Town Hall, 3987 Soco Road. The theme of the concert will be patriotic music, featuring an Armed Forces Salute. Free. Info: www. or 456-4880. Land-of-the Sky Barbershop Choir • SA (7/14), 2-4pm - The Land-of-the Sky Barbershop Choir will perform at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, 52 N. Market St. Free. Info: or 253-8304. Music on Main Street Live music at the Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. Bring a chair. No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed. Free. Info: 693-9708, 1-800-828-4244 or • FR (7/13), 7-9pm - Special Edition (oldies). Pickin' in Lake Lure • SATURDAYS, 6:30-9pm Pickin' in Lake Lure invites the public to bring guitars, fiddles, bass, bagpipes and other instruments for an informal jam session. Held beside the smokehouse across from the Lake Lure beach. Free. Info: R. Carlos Nakai and Peter Kater • FR (7/13), 8pm - Native American flautist R. Carlos Nakai will join internationally acclaimed pianist Peter Kater for a performance at UNCA's Kimmel Arena. $22-$75. Info and tickets: 258-7900 or http:// RiverMUSIC • FR (7/13), 5-10pm RiverLink's RiverMUSIC series will feature Sanctum Sully and

Bobby Miller and The Virginia Daredevils at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 117 Riverside Drive. Free. Info: Solas • SA (7/14), 8pm - Solas (Celtic music) will perform in ASU's Farthing Auditorium as part of the Appalachian Summer Festival. $25/$22.25/$15/$10. Info: Songcatchers Music Series Performances are held at the Cradle of Forestry, Hwy. 276 in Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. $6 adults/$3 ages 4-15. Info: 877-3130. • SU (7/15), 4pm - Mary Z and Bob Cox will perform banjo and guitar tunes. Emily Anderson and Cindy Neal Carpenter open. Summer Concerts at WCU Held on the University Center lawn. Rain location: University Center. Free. Info: www.wcu. edu or 227-3622. • TH (7/12), 7pm - Rafe Hollister (roots). Summer Tracks in Tryon A concert series held at the Rogers Park amphitheater on W. Howard Street. Food and drinks available. Free admission, but donations at the gate are encouraged. Info: (800) 440-7848, 894-2324 or www. • FR (7/13), 7-10pm - Marc Yaxley Trio (jazz). Sunday Songwriter's Serenade • SUNDAYS, 2-5pm - Local songwriters meet regularly to give one another thematic assignments and perform original folk, blues and pop tunes written as a group. Held at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Donations accepted. Info: 424-3460. Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival • TUESDAYS & SUNDAYS through (7/22) - 7:30pm The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival will feature The Swannanoa Chamber Players, The Jasper Quartet and The Enso String Quartet. Tuesday performances are held in Warren Wilson College's Kittredge Auditorium. Sunday concerts are held at the Waynesville Performing Arts Center, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. $20/students free. Info and schedule: or 771-3050.

Outdoors Lake James Boat Slips (pd.) Covered and uncovered. Starting at $1600/year. 828 584-0666. Asheville Sailing Club Info: • 2nd SATURDAYS & 4th SUNDAYS - The public is

invited to attend bi-monthly regattas, held at Lake Julian County Park in Skyland. Sailors of all levels are welcome to join the club. Bird Watching Tour • THURSDAYS, 8am - A bird watching tour, presented by the Henderson County Bird Club, meets at Highland Lake Inn, 86 Lily Pad Lane, Flat Rock. $25/$15 Inn guests. Info and registration: 693-6812. Cradle of Forestry Events Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: www.cradleofforestry. org or 877-3130. • SA (7/14), 7:30-9:30pm The "Winged Creatures of the Night" twilight tour will focus on nocturnal life in the forest. A stroll through the woods will depart from the outdoor amphitheater. Wheelchair accessible. $6/$3 youth and America the Beautiful senior pass holders. Events at REI Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: 687-0918 or • WE (7/11), 7pm - A bike maintenance class will teach participants how to lube a chain, fix a flat and make minor adjustments. No need to bring bikes. Free, but registration is required. • TU (7/17), 6-8pm - A class on bike maintenance will focus on how to fine tune your derailleur and shifting. Please do not bring bikes. $40/$20 members. Registration required. • WE (7/18), 6-7:30pm - An interactive workshop on how to pack kayaks and be safe in the water. Free. Registration required. • TH (7/19), 6:30-8pm - A class on camp cooking basics will feature easy-to-prepare meals. Free. Registration required. Flat Top Manor Tours • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm - Tours of Flat Top Manor, the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone, will be led by Blue Ridge Parkway rangers. Departs from Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, MP 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Free. Registration required: 295-3782. Guided Tour of Chestnut Orchard • WEDNESDAYS, 11am Guided tours of the Chestnut orchard. $15 includes lunch. 119 Ranch Drive, Maggie Valley. Reservations required: 926-1401. Hemphill Bald • TH (7/19), 9am - A 7.5-mile moderate hike to Hemphill Bald will meet at locations in Asheville and Waynesville. $35/$10 members. Info, location and registration: grts-, www. or 452-0720. Lake James State Park N.C. Highway 126. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • SA (7/14), 10am - A workshop on building bat houses will be held at the Paddy’s Creek Area West Shelter. Registration required. Free. • SU (7/15), 10:30am - A program to document and better understand the dragonfly population at Lake James State Park will meet at the Paddy's Creek Area office.

Parenting Green Parents Club • FRIDAYS, 9am - This group of eco-minded parents meets at Biltmore Coffee Traders, 518 Hendersonville Road, for hands on workshops, including planting kids' gardens, growing sprouts, making green cleaners and more. Children welcome. Info: 712-8439 or http://avl. mx/em.

Public Lectures ASU Lunch and Learn • WE (7/18), noon - Lunch and Learn will feature a presentation on Polish artists in ASU's Turchin Center Lecture Hall. Free. Info: Clyde Edgerton • TH (7/12), 3:30pm - A presentation by Belk Distinguished Lecturer Clyde Edgerton will be held in ASU's Plemmons Student Union. Free. Info: www. Lunch and Learn: Video Works in Progress • WE (7/11), noon - "Lunch and Learn: A Conversation on Video Works in Progress," with Phoebe Brush. Bring a bagged lunch; water provided. Held in ASU's Turchin Center Lecture Hall. Free. Info: Public Lectures & Events at UNCA Events are free unless otherwise noted. • WE (7/18), 9:30am - "Dante and the Crisis of Class Warfare," with Richard Lansing, retired faculty member of Brandeis University. Held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Info: or 251-6140. • TH (7/19), 7pm - "Making a Case for the DG PV EV: Electric Vehicles and the Power Grid," with Dave Erb. Held in UNCA's Robinson Hall, Room 125. Info: or 258-7659.

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Free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: or 692-4600. • FR (7/13), 12:30-4:30pm AARP safe driving course for seniors. $14/$12 members/$5 retired educators. Advance, inperson registration required. Trip to DuPont State Forest • WE (7/11), 10:30am4pm - A trip to DuPont State Forest for seniors will depart from Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $13/$10 members. Info and registration: or 456-2030. Trip To See Elk • MO (7/16), 2-9pm - A trip for seniors to see elk will depart from Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $7/$5 members. Bring dinner and a folding chair. Info and registration: or 456-2030.

Spirituality Asheville Compassionate Communication Center (pd.) 8 Week Course Starting July 12th, 6:30-8:30pm. Learn ways to create understanding, connection, and deeper love in your relationships by learning Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication). Great for couples! 252-0538. www. Asheville Meditation Group (pd.) Practice meditation in a supportive group environment. Guided meditations follow the Insight/Mindfulness/Vipassana practices. Insight meditation cultivates a happier, more peaceful and focused mind. Our "sangha" (a community of cool people) provides added support and joy to one’s spiritual awakening process. All are invited. • By donation. • Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm: Guided meditation and discussion. • Sundays, 10am11:30am: Seated meditation and dharma talks. • The Women’s Wellness Center, 24 Arlington Street, Asheville. • Info/directions: (828) 8084444. • Astro-Counseling (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer uses your chart when counseling for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions. Readings also available. Christy Gunther, MA, LPC. (828) 258-3229. Indian Classical Dance (pd.) Is both prayer and an invocation of the highest divinity. Learn the dance the Natya Shastra called "the highest form of yoga" Bharatanatyam. Call Tess: 301-0331. Awakening Practice Group

• 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 7-9pm - Awakening Practices Group, an "Eckhart Tolle group with an emphasis on putting Tolle's words and pointers into action through meditation and discussion," will meet at Insight Counseling, 25 Orange St. By donation. Info: Trey@QueDox. com or 670-8283. Book Discussion: Understanding Your Dreams • SU (7/15), 11am-noon - "Are dreams real? Who makes the dream? Join this illuminating discussion and discover keys to a life of greater love, wisdom and freedom through dreams." Held at Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Free. Info: www. or 254-6775. Centering Prayer • WEDNESDAYS, 9:30am Centering Prayer, a method of contemplative prayer or Christian meditation, is offered each Wednesday at Haywood Street Congregation, 297 Haywood St., Room 4. Welcome table at 11:30am and worship at 12:30pm. Free to attend. Info: www. or cszarke@yahoo. com. Dowsing Training and Practice • MONDAYS, 9am-12:30pm - Dowsing training and practice will focus on tapping into the superconscious universal mind through pendulums and L Rods. $40. Info and location: UltimateEnergyHealing@gmail. com. First Congregational Church in Hendersonville Fifth Avenue West at White Pine Street, Hendersonville. Programs by donation, unless otherwise noted. Info: 6928630 or • SU (7/15), 9:15am - Bible scholar John Snodgrass will discuss the parables of Jesus. Light Center 2190 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6845. • DAILY, 10am-5pm - Light room, trails and labyrinth open daily. Free. • WEDNESDAYS, 10:30amnoon - Gentle yoga with Karen Barnes. $10. --- 2:30-3:30pm - Prayer for United States and world conditions. • 2nd WEDNESDAYS, 7-8:30pm - "Celebration of Light" features music, singing, meditations and speakers. By donation. Info: 253-2556. • THURSDAYS, 2-3:30pm Infinite Way tape study group. Free. • 2nd SATURDAYS, 10am Crystal bowl meditation. $10 suggested donation. • SUNDAYS, 3-4pm - Prayer for world peace. Free. Meditation Class

• WE (7/18), 6-8pm - Swami Ken will lead a meditation class, including satsang and Q&A, at North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave. Free. Info: 284-6149. Morning Sitting Meditation • THURSDAYS, 7am - A mostly silent, simply guided meditation based in the yogic tradition. All meditators are welcome, whatever style of silent meditation preferred. Hosted by One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave., Suite 3A. By donation. Info: Opening to the Beauty of Our True Nature • FR (7/13), 7-9:30pm - Leilah Be will present "Opening to the Beauty of Our True Nature" at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. $15. A workshop will be held on Saturday for an additional fee. Info and registration: tarana. or 6835296. Power Healing Group • TUESDAYS, 7pm - Learn and practice simple techniques to heal yourself physically, emotionally and other ways through the "Power of Soul." Meetings held at Unity Church of Asheville, 130 Shelburne Road. By donation. Info: 2589584. Sacred Embodiment Center Located at 41 Carolina Lane in Asheville. or 216-2983. • SUNDAYS, 6-8pm - Asheville Intenders Circle will be preceded by a potluck. "We support each other in manifesting the highest good together and invite you to join us." Ultimate Energy Healing • MONDAYS, 1pm - Learn and practice Ultimate Energy Healing for people, pets and places. Technique combines nine healing modalities into one. $40. Info and directions: UltimateEnergyHealing@gmail. com. Unity Church of Asheville Located at 130 Shelburne Road. Info: or 252-5010. • SUNDAYS, 11am - Spiritual celebration service. --- 12:302pm - A Course in Miracles study group. What Does it Mean to Be Present? • TH (7/19), 6pm - "Am I Really Here? What Does it Mean to Be Present?" a discussion hosted by the Gurdjieff Foundation of WNC at the Asheville Movement Center, 4 Richmond Ave., Asheville. Free. Info: 232-2220.

Spoken & Written Word Battery Park Writing Group (pd.) Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Battery Park Book Exchange

& Champagne Bar. This group meets to write together and then share in a supportive atmosphere. Free! Contact Lisa at 691-5472 or tokyotaos@ for more info. Asheville Storytelling Circle • 3rd MONDAYS, 7pm - The Asheville Storytelling Circle features "listeners and tellers dedicated to excellence in oral tradition." Meets at Asheville Terrace Apartments, 200 Tunnel Road. Guests welcome. Free. Info: or 667-4227. Black Mountain Center for the Arts Old City Hall, 225 West State St., Black Mountain. Mon.Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: www. or 669-0930. • FR (7/13), noon - Judith Toy will present her book Murder As a Call to Love as part of the Brown Bags and Books series. Bring a bagged lunch. Free. Buncombe County Public Libraries LIBRARY ABBREVIATIONS - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n BM = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 250-4756) n EA = East Asheville Library (902 Tunnel Road, 250-4738) n EC = Enka-Candler Library (1404 Sandhill Road, 2504758) n FV = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n LE = Leicester Library (1561 Alexander Road, 2506480) n NA = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 250-4752) n PM = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n SA = South Asheville/ Oakley Library (749 Fairview Road, 250-4754) n SS = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 250-6488) n SW = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n WV = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482) n WA = West Asheville Library (942 Haywood Road, 250-4750). n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • WE (7/11), 10:30am "Stories under the Stars." Ages 5 and up. PM --- 11am "Animals of the Constellations." Ages 4 and up. Free ticket required. NA --- 2pm "Animals of the Constellations." Ages 6 and up. Free ticket required. WA • TH (7/12), 11am - "Brighten up the Night with the Moozic Lady." All ages. LE --- 11am

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- "Dream Big Stories," with Sharon Clarke. All ages. SW --- 2pm - "Dream Big Stories," with Sharon Clarke. Ages 5 and up. SA --- 2:30 & 4pm - "3-2-1 Blastoff!" with educators from the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Ages 5 and up. Free ticket required. WV • SA (7/14), 2-4pm - "Movie Matinee at the Library:" Night at the Museum. All ages. EA • TU (7/17), 6pm - Starry Night gallery exhibit. Children are encouraged to submit artwork through July 16. All ages. EC --- 6:30pm - "Hooping Hearts Hula Hoop Jam." All ages. SW --- 7pm - Pajama story time. All ages. WV • TU (7/17), 2pm - "Books We Love" book club: a discussion of participants' favorite books. NA --- 7pm - Book club: Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. BM • WE (7/18), 10:30am "Dream Big and Sing," with the Moozic Lady. All ages. BM --- 10:30am - Dreamcatcher workshop. Ages 8 and up. Advanced registration required. PM --- 11am - "Fur, Feathers and Scales," with the WNC Nature Center. All ages. EA --- 2:30pm - "Dream Big," with Flow Circus. All ages. SS --- 3pm - "3-2-1 Blast Off!" with the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Ages 5 and up. Free ticket required. NA • WE (7/18), 5pm Swannanoa Library Knitters. SW • TH (7/19), 10:30am - Ice cream party with Fairview Fire Department. Pre-schoolers only. FV --- 11am - "Build Your Own Rocket" workshop. Ages 6 and up. LE --- 2pm - "The Balloon Fairy." All ages. EC --3pm - "Mountain Story Magic Story Tellers." All ages. Free ticket required. WV • TH (7/19), 2:30-4pm - Book club: Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier. SS City Lights Bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. or 586-9499.


• FR (7/13), 6:30pm - Terry Michelsen will read from her collection of poetry Soaring on Wings of Word. • SA (7/14), 2pm - Cole Smith will read from his romantic suspense novel To Catch a Unicorn. Etowah Library • TH (7/12), 3pm - Classic Music Discussion. Local author Ed Nielsen will discuss his book Classical Classics at the Etowah Library, 245 Brickyard Road. Firestorm Cafe & Books Located at 48 Commerce St. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 255-8115. • FR (7/13), 6-9pm - "Color Me Brown: poetry and writing by our people, our stories, our lives." The evening will feature local poets reading their work. Free, but donations for the upcoming film of the same name are encouraged. Info: TheColorMeBrownProject. Fountainhead Bookstore Located at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. or 697-1870. • TH (7/12), 7pm - Ann B. Ross will read from her Miss Julia series, followed by a wine reception and opportunity to speak with the author. $8. George Ellison • FR (7/13), 7pm - George Ellison will read from his book Permanent Camp at Malaprop's, 55 Haywood St. Free. Info: www.malaprops. com. Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: www. or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (7/11), 7pm - Carter Phipps will present his book Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea. • WE (7/11), 7pm - Book club: Jay Jacoby will lead a discus-

sion about Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson. • TH (7/12), 6-7pm - Alena Hennessy will lead a workshop on her book Cultivating Your Creative Life: Exercises, Activities, and Inspiration for Finding Balance, Beauty and Success as an Artist. Bring a journal, pen and pencil. A booksigning will follow. $20. Registration required. • SA (7/14), 7pm - Kimberly Brock will present her book The River Witch and Erika Marks will sign her book Little Gale Gumbo. Music by Anna Kline and the Grits and Soul Band. • SU (7/15), 3pm - Debra Spark, faculty member with WWC's MFA Program for Writers, will read from her book The Pretty Girl: Novella and Stories. • TU (7/17), 7pm - Sandor Ellix Katz will present his book The Art of Fermentation. • WE (7/18), 7pm - Eric G. Wilson will sign his book Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck. --- 7pm - Comix club: Laika by Nick Abadzis. The Magnetic Field 372 Depot St. Info: www. or 2574003. • SA (7/14), 10pm Magnetic Late Night presents Wunderkammer! by Holiday Childress, part of a six-month music and storytelling residency. $10. • 1st & 3rd MONDAYS, 7:30-10pm - The Synergy Story Slam is an opportunity to share stories, laugh, learn and build a stronger community. Registration begins at 7pm. Wayne Caldwell • SU (7/15), 3pm - Wayne Caldwell will speak about his books Cataloochee and Requiem by Fire in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free ticket required. Info: http://ncccr. or 251-6140. "Writing From The Heart" Class • SA (7/14), 10am-3pm "Persuade with Power" writing workshop will be offered as

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Sports Aqua Fitness Class • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS through (8/2), 12:10-12:55pm - WCU will offer an aqua fitness class in the pool of Reid Gym. Registration is ongoing. $35. Info: or 227-7397. Asheville Hoops • TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30 pm - Asheville Hoops encourages beginners and experienced hula hoopers to meet at Pritchard Park for informal hooping. Free. Info: Bulldog Coaches Caravan • TU (7/17), 5:30-7pm - UNCA head women’s basketball coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick will meet with Bulldog Athletics fans and supporters as part of the Bulldog Coaches Caravan at Patio Bistro, 26 Church Street, Waynesville. Info: www. or 2325655. Folkmoot 4.01K • SA (7/14), 8am - The Folkmoot 4.01K will depart from Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. $25/$20 in advance/$8 kids race. Info: Ultimate Frisbee League • MONDAYS, 6pm - The Asheville Ultimate Club hosts leagues for rookies, women and men. Games are held Monday nights at Memorial Stadium with a co-ed league to meet Wednesdays. Info and registration:

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$6-$7. Info: www.dwtheatre. com or 257-4530. Hard Travelin' With Woody • WE (7/18) through SA (7/21), 7:30pm; SU (7/22), 2pm - Hard Travelin' With Woody, a one-man play about Woody Guthrie, featuring Randy Noojin, will be performed at N.C. Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane. $18-$15. Info: www., or 239-0263. Hendersonville Little Theatre Located at the Barn on State Street between Kanuga and Willow Roads in Hendersonville. Info: 692-1082 or • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/22) - The Miss Firecracker Contest, the story of a woman from Mississippi determined to "win this year’s contest, salvage her reputation and leave town in a blaze of glory." Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $20/$10 children. Info: or 692-1082. Montford Park Players Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and take place outdoors Fri.-Sun. at 7:30pm at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford. Bring folding chair and umbrella in case of rain. Donations accepted. Info: 2545146 or • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/21), 7:30pm - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, "the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set." A cutest dog contest will be held each Saturday and the winning dog will perform in the final act. NC Stage Company Asheville's professional resident theater company, performing at 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville (entrance off of Walnut Street, across from Zambra's). Info and tickets: 239-0263 or www.ncstage. org. • FR (7/13) through SU (7/15) - Mark Twain Now, a one-man show written and performed by Paul Newell. Fri. and Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10-18. Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Info: or 682-4285. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (7/14) - 9 to 5 The Musical, a "womenin-the-workplace revenge comedy," based on the 1980 film with Dolly Parton. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm. $12-$20. Rush tickets available June 30 and July 1. Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre

Performances are held at Mars Hill College's Owen Theatre. Info: or 689-1239. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (until 7/22) - The Light in the Piazza, a musical set in Italy during the summer of 1953. Winner of six Tony Awards. Performance dates and times vary. $28/$25 seniors/$20 students. The Magnetic Field 372 Depot St. Info: www. or 2574003. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (7/21), 7:30pm - Brief Encounters: New Magnetic Voices, six new original short plays from playwrights, actors and directors who are new to The Magnetic Field stage. $15/$12 on Thurs. Theater at WCU Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place at the Fine and Performing Arts Center. Tickets and info: or 227-2479. • TH (7/12), 7pm - Ron Rash’s Lincolnites will be presented on campus by actress Barbara Bates Smith. Smith’s presentation also will include musical accompaniment by Jeff Sebens and selected Civil War letters from the Special Collections section of WCU’s Hunter Library.

Volunteering Academic Year in America • Through WE (8/1) - Host families are needed to house exchange students ages 15-18. Students will arrive in August and remain in the country for one school year. Info: info@ or www. Animal Compassion Network • Animal Compassion Network seeks volunteers to care for cats, coordinate foster homes and help with the pet food assistance program. Info: or 274-3647. Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC Located at 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213, in the United Way building. The organization matches children from single-parent homes with adult mentors. Info: www.bbbswnc. org or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks people to mentor one hour a week in schools and after-school sites. Volunteers age 18 and older are also needed to share outings in the community twice a month with youth from single-parent homes. Activities are free or low-cost. Info: www.bbbswnc. org or 253-1470. Information sessions on July 11 and July 26 at noon at the United Way

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Buncombe County Jail • Volunteers are sought for a variety of programs with inmates from Buncombe County Jail. Must be 21 years or older. Info: 989-9459. Council on Aging • Volunteers are needed to drive seniors to doctor appointments as part of the Call A Ride program. Volunteers use their own vehicles; mileage reimbursement is available. Info: or 277-8288. Hands On Asheville-Buncombe 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 (7/14), 10am-noon Teacher's Pet: Volunteers will create supplemental educational materials to help elementary students improve reading skills. Make flashcards, games and more. Instruction and materials provided. Meals-On-Wheels Pet Food Assistance • Asheville Meals-On-Wheels Pet Food Assistance will accept pet food, kitty litter and pet supplies at Fairview Animal Hospital, 867 Charlotte Hwy #A. Home or business pick-up is available. Info: 628-2275. MotherLove Mentor • The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per is month required. Info: 254-7206. New Opportunities Thrift Store • The Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, seeks donations for the New Opportunities Thrift Store. Volunteers also needed during store hours. Info: 692-0575. RiverFest • RiverLink seeks volunteers for RiverFest. Opportunities include parking cars, pulling rafts, pouring beer and more. Info: or 252-8474. Youth for Understanding USA • Through FR (8/31) - Youth for Understanding USA seeks host families for its exchange programs through Aug. 31. Info:

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Garters and Pipes • SU (7/15), 8:30pm-2am - Garters and Pipes, an event to raise money in support of chest surgery for a local LGBTQ activist, will be hosted by Just Us For All in the lower level of Restaurant Solace, 1 Battery Park Ave. The evening includes a '50s glam party, drag and burlesque shows, a photo boot and music by DJ Abu Dissaray. $5-7 donation. Info: www. Get Local • TH (7/12) - Ultimate Ice Cream's Tunnel Road and Charlotte Street locations will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project in support of the organization's Get Local campaign. Info: or www. Happy Feet 5K Run/Walk • FR (7/13), 6pm - Proceeds from this year’s run benefit Sole Hope’s efforts to pay shoemakers, provide education and purchasing medical supplies to repair the diseased feet of children in Zambia and Uganda. Held on the campus of Montreat College, 510 Vance Ave., Black Mountain. $15/$20 day of race. Info: PWB Silent Auction and Beer Tasting • TH (7/19), 6pm - The Asheville Home Builders Association and Professional Women in Building Council will host a silent

auction and beer tasting at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway # H. Proceeds benefit the PWB scholarship fund. $20/$25 at the door. Info: Ray Menze Estate Auction • SA (7/14), 10am-3pm - Art, photography and violins will be auctioned from the Ray Menze estate to benefit WCU art students. Held in the Jackson County Public Library's community room, 310 Keener St., Sylva. Free to attend. Info: Short Stacks for Big Change • SA (7/14), 8-10am - FATZ, 5 Spartan Ave., will host a pancake breakfast to benefit Biltmore Baptist Church's Sunday school program. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation. Info: 683-2275. Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre Performances are held at Mars Hill College's Owen Theatre. Info: or 689-1239. • SU (7/15), 5:30pm - "Italy on the Bald," to benefit Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, will feature fine dining and entertainment by SART performers.. Held at Wolf Laurel Country Club, 2607 Wolf Laurel Road, Mars Hill. $50. Vietnam Veterans of America • WE (7/11), 4-9pm - Baja Cafe, 72 Weavervile Highway, will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to Vietnam Veterans of

America. Regular restaurant prices apply. Info: 250-3600.

Wild Walks: Behind the Scenes at the WNC Nature Center • SA (7/14), 2-3:30pm - “Wild Walks: Behind the Scenes at the WNC Nature Center” will offer behind-the-scenes tours, featuring animal encounters and exclusive looks into the daily care of the Center, to benefit the Friends of the WNC Nature Center. $25/$15 children under 16. Info and registration: 2595600 or Winesday: Skill Creations • WEDNESDAYS (7/11) through (7/25), 5-8pm - Winesdays will benefit Skill Creations and its efforts to "help individuals achieve their full potential to live and grow in their community." Held at The Wine Studio of Asheville, 169 Charlotte St. $5. Info: 2525955.

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“WHen someone gets tHe Help tHeY need Before it gets to tHe point WHere tHeY cannot function, tHere’s a VerY good cHance tHeY Won’t eVer get tHat serious aBout suicide.” sue Brooks, all souls counseling center counties, according to the State Center for Health Statistics. During that year, five times as many Buncombe County residents died from suicide (45) as from homicide (9). In the two years since Rubin launched Listening Heart, they've taken 6,000 phone calls and intervened on 24 imminent suicides. He says the hot line stops depressed and mentally ill people from feeling alone. “You can be depressed but not suicidal, but if you're suicidal you not only feel depressed but isolated — even if you're the one who isolated yourself,” notes Rubin. “That's the problem: If you feel isolated, with no place to turn.” All Souls Counseling Center also tries to intervene before people become suicidal and/or must be hospitalized. The nonprofit offers the uninsured and underinsured discounted rates on counseling for mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress dis-

order and bipolar disorder. “When someone gets the help they need — before it gets to the point where they cannot function at work, being a parent, being a student, or just being a part of life — there’s a very good chance they won't ever get that serious about suicide,” Brooks reports. Stigma concerning mental health care may deter some county residents from seeking help, she reveals, adding that attitudes are beginning to shift. “People are more and more realizing we cannot separate our physical body and our mental and spiritual body: It all goes together,” says Brooks. “To ignore what we may be feeling and what may be going on in us mentally is to ignore our overall health. Unfortunately there are still some cultures that are not as accepting of mental health treatment, or of people getting the help they need.” Brooks believes the key to decreasing the number of suicides in Buncombe County is encourag-

WHere to turn need help? • Call Listening Heart Crisis Center: 239-1111 (outside Buncombe County, call 877-344-0669) • Call All Souls Counseling Center (259-3369) to schedule an appointment. • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 Want to help? • To donate or to volunteer with Listening Heart, visit • To donate to All Souls Counseling Center, visit • To inquire about the executive director position at Listening Heart, contact Cliff Rubin (828-318-3389; email: ing people to ignore the stigma. “We need to get more information to the community that not only is it OK to seek mental health services, it is truly wise and important to do so,” she asserts. Disagreement in the community about the most effective strategies for suicide prevention constitutes another local roadblock, Rubin says. And while he says he feels proud about “saving lives and helping people find the help they need,” he takes exception to criticism that the hot line uses volunteers rather than licensed professionals. “We are an extremely inexpensive way that could be used to reach a lot of different people, and yet we've run into a lot of flack because we're peer volunteers — like that isn't useful,” Rubin declares. “I think it's tremendously useful, and it's proven to be. We haven't had a single suicide go south on us yet.” The volunteers must complete 30 to 40 hours of training before taking phone calls, and Rubin says many don't finish the program. “The training is so hefty our graduation rate is only three out of five,” he reveals. “Some people can't make it through, but that's better than them making it through unprepared.” Critics have also cited the fact that Rubin isn’t a physician, though he points out that Listening Heart does have a clinical psychologist on staff. Rubin plans to leave the Asheville area soon, and he hopes his replacement will at least have a master’s in social work, which he feels would help the nonprofit raise money. Still, despite the controversy, Rubin believes Listening Heart provides “a bridge of compassion” to those in need, keeping in mind that anyone could find themself in that position. “The difference between success and non-success is a single choice that snowballs on itself,” he says. “For some people, they don't even feel they have a choice.” X

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Wellness Acceptance & Boundaries: The Keys to Loving Someone Difficult (pd.) Do you care deeply for someone who is hard to love? Call M. Wheeler, Counselor, 90- minute session for $50. 828-215-6653. Are You Trying To Force Yourself To Change? (pd.) Emotional Brain Training (EBT) is a structured program that addresses the Emotional Root Cause of using Food, Alcohol/Drugs, Overspending, Overworking to feel pleasure, numb out, and/or comfort and soothe ourselves. • Create a healthy lifestyle that promotes self compassion, brain health and grounded joy. Call 231-2107 or or visit website: Asheville Center for Transcendental Meditation "TM" (pd.) It's not contemplation, focusing on your breath, watching thoughts or trying to be mindful. It's a completely different process with far-reaching, scientifically validated benefits: During TM you effortlessly transcend thought to experience restful alertness or pure consciousness—the source of thought—reducing stress and revitalizing mind, body and spirit. Free Introductory Class: Thursday, 6:30pm, 165 E. Chestnut • Topics: How meditation techniques differ • What health researchers say • (828) 254-4350. International Convention of CoDependents Anonymous (pd.) For those with a desire for healthy and fulfilling relationships Friday July 13 - Sunday July 15, 2012 Registration - $65.00. All Day Workshops and Speakers at Four Points Sheraton – Downtown Asheville. Call 828-7758809 for registration and more details. Arthritis Management Programs • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 2-3pm - A Tai Chi program for those with arthritis will be offered at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Free with regular admission. Info: or 4562030. • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 3-4pm; SATURDAYS, 10:30-11:30am - A walking program for those with arthritis will be offered at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Free with regular admission. Info: recprograms@ or 456-2030. • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS, 9am-10am An aquatic program for those with arthritis will be presented by the Arthritis Foundation at Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. Free with regular admission. Info: or 456-2030. Asheville Community Yoga Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: • SUNDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm & THURSDAYS, noon-1pm - "We Are All Beginners," a class for practitioners of all lev-

els, will be led by rising teachers who have completed five months of training. Free (no donation required). Balance Screening • WE (7/11), 1-3pm - Balance screenings will be offered at First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Free. Info: 253-8649. Events at Pardee Hospital All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. Free, but registration is required unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: or 692-4600. • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 8:30-9:30am; WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 2-3pm; SATURDAYS, 10-11am - Blood pressure screening. No appointment required. • THURSDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - Pardee yoga, focusing on stretching, holding postures and meditation. $8. Registration not required. • MONDAYS, 10:30-11:30am & FRIDAYS, 10-11am - Strength training and low-impact aerobics. $6. Registration not required. • MONDAYS, 5:30-7pm & FRIDAYS, 5:45-7pm - Dynamic advanced yoga. $10. Registration not required. • SATURDAYS, 8:30-9:30am - Gentle beginner yoga. $8. Registration not required. • MO (7/16), 2:30-4:30pm - A presentation on managing back pain with physical therapy. • TUESDAYS, 5:30-6:30pm - TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight-loss support group. Registration not required. • TH (7/19), 3-4:30pm - "Sharp As A Tack," a discussion about brain plasticity and how to prevent cognitive decline. Free Community Group Exercise • THURSDAYS, 5:45pm - "Urban Conditioning," a high impact class designed to support explosive athletic movement," meets at the Asheville YMCA, 30 Woodfin Ave., then travels to Pack Square for the session. Bring a towel and a bottle of water. Everyone is welcome. Free. Info: Happy Body Yoga Studio 1378 Hendersonville Road. Info: or 277-5741. • WEDNESDAYS, 8:30am & FRIDAYS, 7:30pm - Orbit class, "Pilates on Wheels." $23. • MONDAYS, 5:30pm - Core Barre, a challenging ballet barre class combined with Pilates. $12. Listen to Your Body • WE (7/18), 6:30pm - An introduction to self-healing through biofeedback, breath and imagery. "Hear your body 'talk' with biofeedback, learn diaphragmatic breathing for deep relaxation and experience guided imagery for insight into symptoms." Held at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road. Free. Registration requested: cathyfholt@

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Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition • THURSDAYS through (8/23), 2pm - Learn selfmanagement skills to live a healthy life during this 6-week workshop for those with chronic health conditions and their caregivers. Held at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. $30 suggested donation. Registration required: 251-7438. Meditation • SA (7/14), 8:30-9:30am - A class on basic meditation will be held at Our Family Doctor, 43 Oakland Road. Free. Info: Online Medical Research Guidance • TU (7/17), 7pm - "Not all Health Websites Are Created Equal," a presentation about finding the best medical information on the internet, will be taught by MAHEC medical librarian Deb Skolnik. Held at Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road. Free. Info: 250-6485. The Red Cross 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 2583888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • WE (7/11), 9am-1:30pm - Blood drive: A-B Tech's Rhododendron Building, 340 Victoria Road. Info: 3987377. • TH (7/12), 2-7pm - Blood drive: Skyland United Methodist Church, 1984 Hendersonville Road. • FR (7/13), 10am-2pm - Blood drive: Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Highway. Info: 2517441. --- 11am-3pm - Blood drive: Blue Ridge Pharmacy, 948 Tunnel Road. Info: 298-3636. --- 2-6:30pm - Blood drive: Avery Creek United Methodist Church, 874 Glenn Bridge Road SE, Arden. Info: 687-2827. • SA (7/14), 9am-1:30pm - Blood drive: Asheville Moose Lodge, 1 Mooseheart Lane. Blood drive: 242-5767. • TH (7/19), 7:30am-3:30pm - Charles George VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Road. Info: 298-7911. --- 10am2:30pm - Blood drive: South College, 140 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: 277-5521. West Asheville Women's Wellness • SU (7/15), 2pm - This group of "positive, committed and interesting women" focuses on aging with grace, mutual support and staying active. "Our first goal is improving health by developing greater physical strength, balance and flexibility." Meets outside West End Bakery, 757 Haywood Road. Free. Info:

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: 681-7100 or Adult Children Of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info:

• FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group, Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SATURDAYS, 9:45am - “There is a Solution,” Unity Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. Info: 749-9537. • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 2pm - "Inner Child" study group, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Info: 648-2924. • 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: or 800-286-1326. • WEDNESDAYS, 5:45pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 798 Merrimon Ave. at Gracelyn Road. • 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. --- 8pm - "Listen and Learn," St. John's Episcopal Church, 339 S. Main St., Marion. • THURSDAYS, 6pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3020 Sweeten Creek Road. • FRIDAYS, 12:30pm - "Keeping the Focus," First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. Entrance near Charlotte Street. --5:30pm - "Family Matters," First United Church, 66 Harrison Ave., Franklin. --- 8pm - "Lambda" open/LGBT meeting. Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan St. Info: 670-6277. • 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 - "Discovery," Ledger Baptist Church, U.S. 226 near Bakersville. --- 8pm - Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, 1790 Greenville Highway at North Highland Lake Road. Asperger Adults United • An Asperger Adults United meet-up will be held every other Saturday, starting May 26. Free. Info and location: or 319-1017. Brainstormers • 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Join this survivor-led support group for brain injury/concussion sufferers and their allies. Meetings consist of sharing, listening and reflection. Held at Trinity UM Church, 587 Haywood Road. Info: 254-0507 or Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support Group • 3rd MONDAYS, 5-6:30pm - Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support (CAPES) will meet on the St. Joseph's Campus of Mission Hospital, Loretta Hall, 428 Biltmore Ave. Info: 277-8288.

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Overcomers Classes • TUESDAYS - Overcomers support group, for those dealing with addiction and other life-controlling problems, will meet in Mars Hill. Call for location and time: 6899316. 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: 2771975. • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: 424 W. State St. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 669-0986. • MONDAYS, 6pm - Asheville: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 252-4828. • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: 800580-4761. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: 626-2572. Post-Polio Support Group • 2nd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm - Land of the Sky Post-Polio Resource and Support Group. CarePartners' Seymour Auditorium, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: Recovery from Food Addiction • MONDAYS, noon - Are you a food addict? Are you struggling with food addiction. Looking for caring/supportive people fighting the same battle? Weekly support groups are held at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: S-Anon • S-Anon, a 12-step program for those struggling with the sexual behavior of a family member or friend. Three meetings are held each week. Info: 258-5117 (confidential). Sexaholics Anonymous • DAILY - A 12-step fellowship of men and women recovering from compulsive patterns of lust, romance, destructive relationships, sexual thoughts or sexual behavior. Daily Asheville meetings. Call confidential voicemail or e-mail: 681-9250 or saasheville@gmail. com. Info: SMART Recovery • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This peer support group is dedicated to helping individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.). Meets at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: WNC Brain Tumor Support Welcomes family as well as the newly diagnosed and longer-term survivors. Info: or 691-2559. • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6:30-8pm - WNC Brain Tumor Support Group will meet at MAHEC Biltmore Campus, 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. Women of Courage Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous • SATURDAYS, 10-11am - A 12-step recovery fellowship for women who want to stop living out a pattern of addictive sexual behavior and romantic obsessions. Meets at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. Enter at front door of the annex. Info: http:// or

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Chad Gibson, kitchen manager of 12 Bones in Arden and former recruiter for Johnson & Wales, has met plenty of people who think they'd get a kick out of cooking professionally. "It's a romantic ideal: 'I love to cook, it's my passion, I can make a living of it,'" he says. But here's the hard truth: "It doesn't matter where you go to school, you're looking at anywhere from two to 10 years hard labor before you'll be the chef,” he says. “There's no way around it." It doesn't matter how much money you pour into a fancy culinary degree; being in a kitchen is simply hard work. "It's a physical job and a mentally stressful job," says Gibson. "Then you throw into that mix the realities of interpersonal communication and customer service — it's difficult." Elizabeth “E.B.” Bass, a line cook at Chai Pani who has worked in many other restaurants, agrees. "It's not puppy dogs and hearts and unicorns. It's hard work. And it's not a bunch of kids in white coats standing around talking about French cooking, either." Professional cooking entails a lot of rapid-fire production and massive amounts of prep work and cleanup. Still, the world of the professional chef has become marketable and hip, especially

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with the explosion of the "foodie" scene. The people who think it would be a trip to stage at a famous restaurant might not know how hot and dirty it can really be, she says. How hot? Temperatures easily soar into the triple digits, and a line-cook job involves lots of motion and hardly any down time. "Standing on your feet for 10 hours chopping is not fun. But people in the industry, we do it because we love it," she says. But don't call her a chef. "I'm a line cook,” she says. “I'm a dirty cook. That's just what I am. And I really enjoy what I do. And sometimes I hate what I do. It gives and it takes. And I really want people to appreciate the

people in this industry ... A lot of service industry workers, both back and front of the house, keep this town afloat."

BoneYard "There's two people in the culinary industry," says Gibson. "Those that love it, who are professionals, motivated to do it, and do it really because they couldn't do anything else. It's their life and their passion and they're professionals. ... And there's also a lot of shitheads in this industry. As a chef, it's hard to get a lot out of a clock-puncher." Gibson has to hire dedicated workers at 12

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Bones. Only dedicated workers could handle the crushing heat and the insane pace that's required to keep up with the volume of customers the restaurant has to accommodate. So far, the record for total number of people served in a five-hour span at the Riverside location is 852. "It's the epitome of turn-andburn. It's production cooking," says Gibson. Regardless, everything at 12 Bones is made with care and an eye to detail, Gibson says — it's what attracted him to work there in the first place. But feeding that many faces takes major preparation. That's why, even though the restaurant is only open for weekday lunches, there's almost always someone prepping for the next push. (12 Bones is not yet a 24/7 affair, says Gibson, but at 18/6, it’s pretty close.) "People give us a hard time about our hours all of the time. But barbecue is a business of low and slow, and the thing that makes 12 Bones good is that we buy wholesome whole foods and, from scratch, we turn it into something great. The amount of time required is insane. I have items that take 13 hours to cook." In five hours, says Gibson, he can easily sell it all. "We've got that production down to a science. But we're unwilling to compromise on quality and unwilling to ask too much of our employees because happy people make delicious food." Still, happy or not, the pay for most kitchen positions kind of sucks (which is part of the reason why Gibson recommends that aspiring cooks get a "solid education, not an expensive one").

"The reason that the pay scale is so bad, the reason that the benefits are so bad and the reason that people are forced to work insane hours is because profit margins are so slim," he explains. "A good restaurateur, doing everything right, may cover a three to six percent profit per year ... The margins are razor-thin."

Balancing tHe Budget "Running a restaurant is the most inconsistent, unpredictable business that probably is out there," says Natalie Byrnes, a Johnson & Wales grad who owns the Glass Onion, a new Italian restaurant in Weaverville, with chef and husband Eddie Hannibal. Both Hannibal and Byrnes have decades of experience opening and running restaurants from Aspen to the Hamptons. Keeping an eye on cash flow is a huge part of a chef's job. "Fifty percent," says Byrnes. "It's absolutely half of what you're doing, because the money is the most important part of it. The money dictates how you operate your kitchen ... and how the menu is executed." Food cost is a touchy subject in most restaurants. Many restaurateurs say that the sweet spot is somewhere around 30 percent of total operating cost (with labor eating up another 30). At the Glass Onion, the couple tries to source locally, offer top-notch meats and make everything by hand. But the best ingredients can mean either higher prices or smaller portions; sadly, diners, you just can't have it all.

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Mark Rosenstein is familiar with the ups and downs of the industry. Rosenstein opened The Market Place on Wall Street in downtown Asheville in 1979, when the area was "dead" at best, he says. He lost money for the first three years, and friends and acquaintances were skeptical. What was the consensus? "Stupid location, stupid town, stupid concept," he says. Rosenstein and staff also tried to make absolutely everything on the menu by hand, driving up labor cost. At that time, Rosenstein says, he had little choice. "We couldn't get anything to the standards we wanted, so we had to do it ourselves. Now you can get great chocolate, great bread, have meat fabricated the way you want," he says. Running a kitchen costs more than money — it takes up a lot of time, too, which eats into the personal life of the chef. Until he retired from restaurant work, Rosenstein worked 14-hour days with a half-hour break for dinner. "It becomes your entire life," he says. "If you're

a really good restaurateur and a really good cook, the client always comes first. ... And, if someone's camping or they come in right at closing and sit there for 45 minutes before they order, you wait for them to do that. You have a family waiting at home, but what do you do? You sacrifice your family for the person sitting at the table." Indeed, when Xpress asked celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain if it's possible to be a great chef and balance family life and work, Bourdain said no. "To be a ... really top-flight, national-profile, respected as being at the top of your game [chef], somebody's going to pay the price there. Not just you, the people that love you, the people that count on you."

Balancing act Jason Roy, the chef at Lexington Avenue Brewery, agrees. "It's been hard for me as a chef with a family," says Roy, the chef at the Lexington Avenue Brewery. Roy actually has it pretty lucky in that his wife is a culinary grad he met in a fine-dining restaurant. Being familiar with the industry, she knows how hard the hours can be — but having a son changes things. That's why, three years into working at the LAB, Roy has whittled his work week from 100 to 45 hours (although it's taken 17 years of hard work and five executive chef gigs to get there). "If a restaurant's open 14 hours a day, seven days a week, you do the math. You pretty much need to be there all the time. Hundredhour weeks are not abnormal," says Roy. Roy thinks that without his own level of dedication, his staff would not have followed suit. It's the staff, after all, that allows him to spend some nights and weekends at home. "You have to work hard to be successful as a

chef," he says. "You have to show the people that work for you how the job is done. If you don't know how to work, you don't know how the job is done. You can't teach those people." Despite the somewhat dream schedule he's got now, Roy hopes to open a restaurant some day. "I know, it's ridiculous," he says. "But the epitome of the restaurant that I want, in my utopian fantasy of what can happen in a restaurant, would be to [work] with my family. To be with my family and to be able to do what I love is the goal." With the failure rate of restaurants so high, it's a risky endeavor. "I pride myself in the ability to make money for the people that I work for," he says. "I think I've got what it takes."

tHe art of Work The pay sucks, the hours are bad, and it’s really, really hot. So why cook? After all, it's not all "wine tastings and farm tours and book signings and creating new dishes," says Gibson. "There are so many harsh realities to what it actually is. Can you make a nice living for yourself? Yes. But you're not going to get rich." But food, he says, is his life. That's why his shelves are filled with cookbooks and his money goes to sampling the food in (sort of) faraway places (like Chicago). "It's because it's my passion," he says. That's why Roy does it, too. Without passion, he says, there's no point. "Don't do it unless you love it, unless you're meant for it, unless it's calling you. You'll fail and I will laugh at you in my kitchen. You've got to be a hardworking person that really loves it and understands it and is an alchemist." Rosenstein, who's referred to his own style of cooking as "mountain alchemy," can’t imagine having done anything else. Ask him how his life would have been different if he'd never been in the hospitality business, and he’s momentarily at a loss for words. "I've only thought about how to get away from it," he laughs. "But life has been so rich and I have so many human connections and relationships on so many levels because of it." Lately, Rosenstein has eased back into selling food through catering, though he has one condition: "The client is going to have to respect our world. If you don't respect our world, you can't have what I do. It's simple." When asked to elaborate, Rosenstein says this: "You're forgiving of people that don't quite understand what's going on and what it takes to do what we do, how much we give of ourselves. Most people could not do what I do. I don't care how many levels of education they have, most people could not deal with the complexity of running a restaurant. I’ve had people say, ‘Well, I can do this at home.’ I’ve learned to say, ‘No you can’t. This conversation is over. Nice to meet you.’" X Send your food news and story ideas to food@

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CAN’T DECIDE? apple of my eye: Kids learn to peel apples in a FEAST class. Slow Food Asheville is hosting a barbecue fundraiser for FEAST at Highland Brewing this weekend. Photo courtesy of Slow Food Asheville

feast for feast On Saturday, July 14, join Slow Food Asheville for beer and barbecue-studded fun at Highland Brewing Company from 4 until 8 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Slow Food's FEAST program, which helps empower school-age children to make healthy eating decisions through free cooking classes. Enjoy Highland’s famous brews, plus plenty of ‘cue (both meaty and meatfree) from local restaurants such as WALK, Rosetta's Kitchen, Southern Fryz, Sunny Point Café, The Junction, Okie Dokie's Smokehouse and Westville Pub. All of the fixings will be donated, too. Expect goodies from Short Street Cakes, Westend Bakery and more. After stuffing yourself, groove to live music from the Galen Kipar Project or try your hand at soaking folks in the local “celebrity” dunking booth. Angle for various door and raffle prizes including tickets to a Navitat Canopy Tour, the Asheville Food and Wine Festival, or two tickets to “Sweet” (a tasting of desserts, Champagne and spirits before the AFWF). Tickets grant you automatic entry for the door-prize drawing. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and also include plenty of food and a Highland brew of your choice. Highland Brewery is located at 12 Old Charlotte Highway. Purchase your tickets at For more information about Slow Food, visit



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across tHe (Bread)Board The owners of Books and Breadboard, Grace and David Lennon, are looking for funding to help reopen their restaurant after a landlord dispute forced the Biltmore Village eatery to close. "When we found out we were going to have to shut our doors after our lease was not renewed, we were devastated,” Grace writes to Xpress. “Our life savings [was] spent creating our dream, and after our new business being open for only 18 months, it had begun to pay for itself. Many said that was unheard of for a business that young, but we had faith and it happened.”

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eXpands and liQuid assets A number of WNC’s brewers and brewery owners were recently invited to Chico, Calif., to attend a special session of Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Beer Camp, organized by Terrence Sullivan, Sierra’s brewmaster and field educator. This spring, Sierra Nevada announced that it will open a second facility in Mills River. Soon after the announcement, Ken Grossman, founder and president of Sierra Nevada, told Tim Schaller of Wedge Brewing that Sierra wanted to bring the Asheville Brewers Alliance to Chico to promote partnership rather than competition among its “new family.” The ABA members had a three-day intensive course on the workings of the huge production facility, on track to produce 1 million barrels of beer this year. Most importantly, they got to brew a couple of beers using Sierra’s state-ofthe-art equipment. Because the group was so large, they divided it into two brewing groups and brewed two different beers. Each brewery will receive a keg of the beer they brewed, starting in August. It should be fun to taste these collaborative Beer Camp brews. “We all learned a lot,” Schaller says. “For me, it was interesting to see how Ken has done everything environmentally correctly for 30 years, just because it’s the right thing to do, but it’s also turned out to be an economic boon for the company.” John Lyda, head brewer for Highland Brewing Company, says he and Scott Pyatt, co-owner/brewer of Catawba Valley Brewing in Morganton, got a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Sierra Nevada’s brewing operations. Like Schaller, Lyda was impressed with the extent of Sierra's environmental technology. "It was a warm day, yet they were 100 percent off the grid. In fact, they were feeding energy back to the grid," Lyda says. "They are an incredible company, and I'm really excited about them being nearby."

learn aBout Beer Leadership Asheville has put together a series of breakfast panels featuring area business leaders and innovators, and the next one will be all about beer. On Tuesday, July 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. (early for beer people, I know), the panel titled “Beer Barrels & Bottles: Asheville’s Liquid Assets” will be held at The Renaissance Hotel. Breakfast and the panel costs $20, and the event will run until 9:30 at the latest. Yours truly will be moderating, and panelists are Julie Atallah,

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green man goes Big Green Man Brewing is expanding in a big way. The brewery has purchased a warehouse, adjacent to its Buxton Avenue brewery. The new space will allow for an additional 30-barrel brewing system, offices and twice the existing square footage. All of that room means the public can wander in, taste a brew or two and watch the brewers in action. In an ideal world, the new brewhouse would be up and running by the end of the year, says Dennis Thies, Green Man Brewery’s owner. The new system will triple Green Man’s current 14-barrel capacity. “It’s really humbling,” Thies says. “I’m thankful that people want to buy our beer,” Thies says. When he purchased Green Man three years ago, the beer was only being sold at the brewery and at Jack of the Wood. As we’ve written previously, Lexington Avenue Brewery is also expanding and building a new brewhouse in the building next to its existing brewpub on Lexington Avenue, which

will house a 30-barrel brewhouse. That brewery will also most likely be up and running by the end of the year. LAB's also considering purchasing a canning line. These expansions will position these two local breweries to exceed the production capacity of North Carolina’s (and Asheville’s) current largest brewery, Highland Brewing Company. Highland will produce around 25,000 barrels in 2012. Of course, Oskar Blues Brewery will also open a second brewery in Brevard, probably by the end of the year, and will immediately surpass Highland, Green Man and LAB in capacity. Until Sierra Nevada gears up in Mills River, OB will be North Carolina’s largest brewery.

aBa gets a neW prez The new president of the ABA is Highland Brewing head brewer John Lyda. The nonprofit membership association representing WNC’s breweries was formed in 2009. Lyda has been brewing for Highland since soon after they opened for business in 1994. He was born and raised about a mile from the brewery’s current location on Charlotte Highway in east Asheville. Schaller and Rangel are two of ABA’s past presidents. X Send your brews news to Anne Fitten Glenn at

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Clown College Toy BoaT CommuniTy arT SpaCe openS in BilTmore Village BY Bridget conn If you’ve ever dreamed of walking away from your desk to dangle from the trapeze, or of juggling the contents of the fruit bowl on your kitchen table, load up your clown car or strap on your stilts and make your way to Biltmore Village. The circus has moved to town. On Saturday, July 14, from 8 to 11 p.m., Toy Boat Community Art Space opens its doors with a gala event featuring music, juggling, trapeze, magic and dancing. The event is free and open to all ages, with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Toy Boat will function as a multi-purpose space where performers can meet and practice their skills, where music and theater events can be held and where the public at large can learn various performance techniques. So, it's much more than a circus, although that's there too. Nina Ruffini, one of Toy Boat’s founders, explains that, initially, the venue was to serve as a practice and performance space for her troupe, The Runaway Circus. “Many community centers in Asheville have cut back their hours,” she says. “We also have particular needs — such as high ceilings and large stages.” Performance-wise, the Runaway Circus struggled to find a consistent, appropriate arena for its act. Bars had been difficult to work in, as many of the shows are family-friendly. There were scheduling issues aplenty. The ensemble could clearly identify a need for a unique space to suit their needs. Ruffini joined forces with some of her circus cohorts — Sadye Osterloh and Ingrid Johnson — to open a community center of their own. But not without some pavement-pounding fundraising, including a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $3,423. Once the group secured funding, there was the matter of the appropriate facility. The owners of 101 Fairview Road, which housed the now-defunct Garage at Biltmore, came forward with a rental opportunity. The former music venue/performance space, with its open floor plan, steel rafters and stage, proved a perfect fit. While Ruffini, Osterloh and Carson spearheaded the Toy Boat project, each of them stress that the efforts of many individuals and performance groups, including Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth and The Loose Cabooses, made securing the space possible. Many volunteers have worked on the venue, spending their evenings after work patching and painting walls (with a few juggling breaks thrown in). The weekly schedule at Toy Boat will include time for classes, rehearsals for performance groups, shows, concerts and open gym. As Johnson emphasizes, “We don’t want this to be a space strictly for professional performers. We welcome anyone who has interest in circus arts, regardless of their experience.” Open gym is particularly important for this reason. Taking place at least twice a

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week, it is a time for people to gather to meet other performers, to learn from each other and build community. For those with less experience, classes may be the best introduction. Beginning July 15, sessions include juggling, trapeze, acrobatics, stretching and conditioning, improv, magic, prop-making, percussion and mask-casting. Ruffini, who will teach improv, comedy and props, expresses her delight at seeing the talent and skill that’s possible in a learning-focused environment. Many of these classes last for six weeks, and range from $60 to $125. At the July 14 event, attendees can meet Ruffini and other instructors, as well as simply tour the space and enjoy the night's entertainment, which includes Michael Luchtan and Patrick Kukucka of the Asheville Tango Orchestra, playing accordion and piano from 8-9 p.m. After that, The Runaway Circus, performs magic, juggling and trapeze. Music (and a dance party) starts at 10 p.m.. Beyond the grand opening, Toy Boat plans to involve other groups and communities in Asheville once the ball gets juggling. Cumbia night (Latin dancing) will take place once a month. Past performances by The Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses have raised money for many local nonprofits, including The Odyssey School, and such ventures will continue. While the first six weeks of classes are currently set, Toy Boat welcomes proposals from individuals who want to teach classes related to circus arts — as well as from folks who would like to perform there. The enthusiasm for the project is contagious, and the creativity and experience of the founders is obvious. Osterloh, a self-described “ham,” learned Chinese acrobatics in San Francisco, and met Ruffini on the set of a puppet show. Toy Boat is an important step in the history of The Runaway Circus, now in its seventh year. According to Johnson, the plans for the space are simple: “We want people to come have ideas, to come teach, to feel welcome in the space and have fun.” Learn more about classes, see images of the space and meet the groups involved at X Bridget Conn is an Asheville-based artist, designer and photographer. Visit her website at

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“We’ve done a lot sitting on each others’ steps”: Toubab Krewe has played festivals everywhere from Vermont (their own) to the Desert Music Festival in Mali. And they’ve jammed with the likes of Donna the Buffalo and Ivan Neville, both of whom are slated to play Carnavalito.

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Asheville-founded Afro-Americana fusion outfit Toubab Krewe knows a thing or two about festivals. The band has done a few Jam Cruises. This summer alone Toubab plays Afro Roots Music Festival, gathering of the Vibes, Nottoway Nights, Floyd Fest and the newly created Gnarnia Music Festival (see sidebar). The band is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of Manifestivus, a Vermont-based “local festival with a global vibe” that Toubab Krewe curates. “It was founded by our bass player, Dave [Pransky], on his family’s land,” says percussionist Luke Quaranta. “It’s world-class bands in the backwoods of Vermont.” Quaranta says that this year’s focus is on up-and-coming talent, and the annual July date has been moved to August. Why? Because this month, Toubab Krewe is putting its festival-making magic to work closer to home. “We’ve been talking about doing something in Asheville for a long time,” says Quaranta. They’ve performed at Goombay (that was in ’05; they were a mere 10 months into

being a band and headlined LAAFF a month later), at Bele Chere in ’10; and they’ve been on an every-other-year New Year’s Eve streak at the Orange Peel. “We always had the idea of doing something outdoors, at a really neat location somewhere outside of Asheville,” says Quaranta. “That’s still a goal. That’s why we decided to do two nights at Pisgah Brewing Company; a mini-fest. We could bring a couple bands that people would really enjoy.” That list includes Roosevelt Collier (who will join Toubab Krewe on pedal steel); Dumpstaphunk, whose frontman (multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Ivan Neville) has sat in with Toubab Krewe; Donna the Buffalo (“We’ve played a lot of their festivals — Grass Roots and Shakori Hills,” says Quaranta. “We know they have a loyal following around North Carolina, and we’ve done a lot of sitting on each others’ steps.”); as well as local kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, fiddler and Toubab Krewe collaborator Rayna Gellert, DJ Chalice and DJ Equal (the brother of Toubab Krewe guitarist and soku player Drew Heller).

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when Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14 (6 p.m. on Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $26 for one day, $41 for both days, $51/$76 for VIP. And the festival has not only a name, Carnavalito (“It’s the vibe of the carnival spirit,” says Quaranta), but theme songs. “Carnavalito” is a Peruvian-inspired track from TK2; “La Vida Es Un Carnaval,” a Celia Cruz cover, is a track from Toubab Krewe’s next album (still to be recorded). The latter track, says Quaranta, evolved over time on the road and was recently recorded in a studio with guest artists, including a horn section. The band wanted to get some music out to the fans because the next album, which they plan to record in Bamako, Mali, is on hold due to political instability in that country. But they will go forward with the plan because, not only will the trip involve studio time, but groundbreaking on Krewe House, a music school to be headed by Toubab Krewe’s friend and teacher, Lamine Soumano. It's a project the guys in the band feel passionate about. Toubab Brewe (a Bavarian lager produced in partnership with Craggie Brewing) has raised funds for that cause, along with a portion of ticket sales from all of Toubab Krewe's concerts for the last year and a half. A dollar from each Carnavalito ticket goes to the music school. Also filed under making the world a better place: Asheville on Bikes hosts Tour de Toubab for those interested in reaching the festival by pedal power. The 25-mile ride leaves from the Stephens Lee Recreational Center at 3 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. Cyclists will be accompanied by a sag wagon to carry camping gear to the East Asheville KOA. One reason Toubab Krewe chose Pisgah is because of the brewery’s proximity to the campground. A shuttle will transport Canavalito ticket holders the mile distance between Pisgah and the KOA; a shuttle will also be available between the KOA, Pisgah and downtown Asheville (details through Pisgah’s website). Then there’s the matter of Pisgah’s outdoor stage, which has already hosted festivalcircuit mainstays like Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. It’s a great jumping-off point for what

The chronicles of Gnarnia There are plenty of reasons to buy your tickets in advance for the inaugural Gnarnia Festival. To begin with, the first two tiers of early bird tickets have already sold out. The good news is, you can still get into the three-day event (ThursdaySaturday, Aug. 9-11) for $135 (Royal Treatment VIP passes are $450, RV passes are $250 and single-day passes are $75). Held in Beech Mountain, Gnarnia (with its The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe theme) features a star-studded lineup including Beats Antique, 7 Walkers, Paper Diamond, Tipper, Emancipator, Mark Farina, Conspirator, 12th Planet and Toubab Krewe, among many others. Performance artists add “everything from fire spinning to stilt walking to comedy here in The Land of Gnarnia” and a roster of visionary/ spiritual/psychedelic visual artists (Android Jones, Brandon Paul, Abho Thati, Sean Pace and others) amp up the creative element. And, if you need more than just music, dancing and art at your festival, Gnarnia’s events list offers an obstacle course of activities. Bicycle jousting, mud wrestling and a costume ball are on the itinerary, along with guided yoga and nature hikes.

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Quaranta hopes will grow into an annual event, perhaps at “a really unique location out in Madison County.” As much as Toubab Krewe seems excited to settle down for a weekend, the band’s members are very much on the move. “It’s been cool spreading out a bit and seeing how people have grown on their own, musically,” says Quaranta, who is now based New York. Pransky is in Miami; Heller and drummer Vic Stafford are in Atlanta. Only guitarist, kora and kamelengoni player Justin Perkins remains in WNC. But despite the members’ scattered locales, Quaranta insists that “Asheville’s the home of the band, and always will be.” X Alli Marshall can be reached at amarshall@ • JULY 11 - JULY 17, 2012 41

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inner vision: Crypto-songbird and violinist Samara Lubelski will be part of the psychedelia and free-folk festival. Photo by Steve Thornton

The vibes were, of course, quite fabulous. That said, it served as mere warm-up for a far bigger happening: the strikingly named Inner Mountain, which takes place on Saturday, July 14 at The Grey Eagle. The daylong affair (a unique curio among WNC’s summer festival schedule) is an ambitious attempt to gather some of the most respected names in 21stcentury psychedelia and free-folk experimentalism. Anchoring the lineup are three heavies in particular: lysergic rural-rockers MV & EE (festival co-organizers as well), crypto-songbird and violinist Samara Lubelski and visionary loner-moaner Dredd Foole (longtime alias for Dan Ireton). As both a fan and a fellow musician, Bookstaber has accrued a rich history with these artists. The initial spark for Inner Mountain is his label’s upcoming vinyl reissue Blues Sermon With Congregation, a collaborative set between Dredd Foole and MV & EE. The latter was originally released on their Child of Microtones boutique imprint in 2004. “I figured since I’m doing this record on my Humito label, and because we’re all friends, it

would be nice to have everybody in the same room together,” says Bookstaber, who will have copies for sale at the event. “This festival is actually a rarity,” he adds. “If you live in Philly or New York, you can see MV & EE. If you live in western Massachusetts, you can see Dredd Foole. But to get them down here, all at the same time, takes some effort. These musicians are all so busy these days traveling, touring or dealing with home-life stuff.” Busy, indeed. Much like self-professed idols The Grateful Dead (though their current sound is more akin to Neil, Mimi and Richard tackling Fleetwood Mac’s Bare Trees), MV & EE are in perpetual tour mode. Plus, they record incessantly. The Vermont-based couple’s latest full-length, the gloomy and unsettled Space Homestead, emerged at the tail-end of spring. Lubelski sustains an intense pace as well. Wavelength, her new album on De Stijl Records, is due out this month. Not only that, she has spent a sizable portion of her year participating in Thurston Moore’s touring unit (now a fullblown band called Chelsea Light Moving). As for Dan Ireton, he’s the wild card in the deck.

June 29-July 21 Fri-Sun, 7:30pm Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre Admission free Donations welcome Information at www.montfordpark or call 254-5146 season sponsors

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Don’t miss the experience of a unique outdoor familystyle fun while you’re in Western North Carolina… enjoy quiet water canoeing, kayaing and tubing in the beautiful mountains near Brevard, NC. The French Broad River offers the ideal place to experience nature up close.

free forms: Lysergic rural-rockers MV & EE. Photo by Cat Stevens Though his Dredd Foole project didn’t, uh, blow up when the New Weird America meme ripped through the indie sphere several years back, he is, in many respects, its founding father: a perpetually under-the-radar artist from New England who started exploring the whole folk-meetsnoise-meets-punk-meets-jazz thing when some guy named Ronald Reagan was president (talk about prescience). Ireton is an inveterate homebody, too, which means him traveling just about anywhere for a performance rarely ever happens. “Dan is a beacon of light,” says Matt Valentine of MV & EE. “Sometimes, you’ll see him in full-on Astral Weeks mode with an acoustic guitar, then he’ll completely switch gears and do a freeform vocal thing where a microphone is stuffed halfway down his throat and there are gobs of reverb.” Valentine brings up a key concept: free form. In addition to the artistry of the musicians

involved, it informs Bookstaber’s approach to festival programming. And here’s where the specter of The Dead once again emerges, specifically the group’s 1970 to ’71 era, when the band’s legendary performances with New Riders of the Purple Sage felt more like impromptu, neo-transcendentalist gatherings than formally staged rock concerts. “At that point in their career, pretty much the same set of folks were always on stage, just going by different names,” he points out. “That’s what Inner Mountain is going to be, too. To the casual observer, it will look like the same set of people the whole time, yet these are all different artists when you get right down to it — different flesh to the same spirit.” X Justin Farrar is rock editor at Rhapsody and a contributing writer to

Take your time (this is not whitewater!) and enjoy nature’s peace and beauty as you paddle in the great outdoors.

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ThaT’s ClarenCe (Mr. Blowfly if you’re nasTy) (Mr. Blowfly if you’re nasTy) The sepTuagenarian

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It is possible that this article is NSFW. Blowfly is nasty. Nasty and weird. For more than 40 years, the 73-year-old performer has sung tweaked versions of soul, rap and R&B songs, turning them into no-holds- barred, no-words-shunned, no-taboosrespected odes to sex, stink and sweat. And he does it all while wearing a superhero costume. You know that version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” that you improvised in the car when you were driving around alone, when you replaced the “c” with a “b”? Blowfly has made an entire career out of that. No soul performer is safe from his lascivious attentions. Blowfly has taken on Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Roberta Flack, Sly and the Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield and dozens more. He has the uncanny superpower to reduce the most sincere, heartfelt sentiment into shameless and hilarious blurts from the id. I’d illustrate my point with his new song titles for “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” and, oh, “I Wanna Be Sedated,” but this is an all-ages newspaper. I bet you can work them out for yourself.

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Blowfly with Dr. filth

and Kreamy ‘lectric santa

at The grey eagle

on Thursday July 12 10 pm $12 / $15 adult show / 18+ And I suppose that’s is the perverse magic of Blowfly: There’s a little bit of him in everyone. He’s sort of like a combination of Weird Al Yankovic and fellow Miami smut merchants 2 Live Crew. “I’ve wanted to book Blowfly for five or six years, ever since I saw him in Louisville, Ky.,” says Marc McCloud, owner of Orbit DVD and the man responsible for bringing Blowfly to Asheville. “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy actually opened for him. And then Blowfly came out and scared away a lot of the Bonnie ‘Prince’ crowd. But it was a party. Women who weren’t part of the show got up on stage in roller-girl outfits and started clogging.” “And the booking date wasn’t intentional, but it’s also my daughter’s 18th birthday, and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to embarrass her,” McCloud says. “I want to give her a birthday she’ll never forget. Or maybe that’s forgive.” Blowfly is the most famous and possibly the last purveyor of a genre of albums known as party records. Sold under the counter at record stores or through ads in what we’ll call “party magazines,” party records have been around as long as there has been recorded sound. There has always been a market, it seems, for someone talking/singing about sex or making fart sounds. Rudy Rae Moore, Jimmy Lynch, “country porn” legend Chinga Chavin — one or two of these lewd platters seem to show up in most LP collections from the 1970s. This impulse has gone slowly mainstream, to the point where Cee Lo Green can be nominated for a Grammy for a song with an “f,” two stars and a “k” in the title, and a group like Lonely Island can have a hit album full of songs about messy pants. With the help of Blowfly, the world is weirder. Blowfly’s most direct influence has been on the world of hip-hop. In addition to raiding the soul songbook, another Blowfly technique is to take the “toast” rhymes (an African tradition of rhythmically elevated, long-form, filthy limerick narratives) of the type seen in the movie Dolemite, and recite them to music, innovating his own style of rap. While it is doubtful that he created rap music in 1965, like he claims in the recent documentary The Weird World of Blowfly,

he was an early innovator, and the mandatory presence of a Blowfly record squirreled away in the house of seemingly every major rap performer coming of age in the ‘70s meant he was a huge influence. Chuck D. cites Blowfly’s takedown of Muhammad Ali in the 1980 track “Rapp Dirty” as the impetus for his own dissing of Elvis and John Wayne in “Fight the Power.” Blowfly’s lack of decorum and disdain of shame have made him an icon not only to rappers, but also to punks. His last two albums came out on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label. Punk Rock Party featured sexualized parodies of the Ramones, Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys (“Holiday in Cambodia” becomes “R. Kelly in Cambodia”) and North Carolina’s own Antiseen (“Destructo Rock” becomes something that rhymes with “Destructo Rock”). One reason for Blowfly’s longevity in the musical porno-parody game is that, as an artist, he has mad skills, which give his records a professional veneer that somehow makes the jokes even more outrageous. When unmasked, he is Clarence Reid, an underappreciated but extremely influential soul singer, writer and producer — one of the key architects of the Miami soul sound of the 1970s. His biggest hits as a writer were “Clean Up Woman,” which was a huge hit for Betty Wright in 1971, and “Rocking Chair”, recorded by Gwen McCrae in 1976. His songs have been recorded by Wilson Pickett, KC and the Sunshine Band and even Band of Horses. As a producer and arranger, he was involved in almost every significant recording that came out on the influential Miami soul, funk and disco labels Alston and T.K. In other words, Blowfly can rap, knows his way around a track and can genuinely talk some smack in the process. If this sort of thing sounds appealing to you, then, shame on you! Drag your dirty minded, hairy palmed, droolprone self down to the Grey Eagle and confess your vileness to your fellow scum in front of the high priest of such matters. Me, I’ll be DJ’ing between acts. X Whitney Shroyer opens the show as Dr. Filth. • JULY 11 - JULY 17, 2012 45


free planet radio and the Billy sea

Valorie miller’s new album

Two of Asheville’s world music super groups are set to share the stage at The Altamont Theatre. The two trios — Free Planet radio (with multi-instrumentalist/producer Chris Rosser and Grammy award-winning bassist Eliot Wadopian) and The Billy Sea (with Dobro player Billy Cardine and bassist Jake Wolfe) share dynamic percussionist River Guerguerian. The concert takes place Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. ($15, Join in afternoon workshops in global melodies, world percission and groove construction, starting at 2:30 p.m. ($15 per class or $25 for three. $30 for workshops and concert. Info at

a midsummer night’s dream Now that we’re well into summer (you can tell by the heat, the fireflies, the watermelon cravings), it’s the perfect time for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lucky for you, Montford Park Players is performing that very comedy, through Saturday, July 21. In case you need a refresher, the play follows the adventures of four Athenian couples who wander into the realm of the fairies. Shows are held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, FridaysSundays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays bring the cutest dog contest, with the winning K9 making its stage debut in the final act. Shows are free; donations are accepted. Lawn chairs can be reserved for $2 per person at 254-5146.

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Local singer-songwriter and guitarist Valorie Miller is set to release her sixth album, Turtle Shell. The project was recorded at Echo Mountain in a mere 10 hours. Guests on the project include Mike Holstein on upright bass, Will Straughan on Dobro and backing vocals, Justin Ray on trumpet and Rupert Wates on piano. Varying from breezy folk (“Peaches Ahead”) to honky-tonk nostalgia (“Drunken Tattoo”), Turtle Shell is richly storied and provides a perfect canvas for Miller’s enchanting vocal. She holds an album release party at BoBo Gallery on Thursday, July 12 at 9 p.m. Straughan, Holstein, Ray and Moses Atwood will also perform. $5. Photo by Frank Zipperer.

golden animals Being the opening act can be a thankless task, what with playing to a crowd who didn’t come to see you and taking the less-glamorous early slot. But it’s also a chance to roll out your best new material and, in 30 minutes or so, turn a room full of strangers into your newest disciples. That’s likely what will happen when Brooklyn-based four-piece Golden Animals (with Tommy Eisner on guitar/vocals and Linda Beecroft on drums/ vocals) opens for “party music for coyotes drunk on champagne” act He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at the Grey Eagle. All reverb and velvety darkness, Golden Animals crafts a spooky world of intrigue, recalling the Doors and Jefferson Airplane, filtered through the Black Keys. Tuesday, July 17, 9 p.m. $8 in advance or $10 day of the show.


3rd Season 2012 Cinema Series presented by:

Tuesday, July 17th 7:15 pm downtown asheville Asheville Community Theatre ~ one-time film screening ~

This inspiring documentary film about the global water crisis is from the same company that released the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc., & Waiting for Superman. Critics agree this is one of the most important films of 2012. A discussion with local water conservation organizations will follow the screening.


Land-of-the-Sky Barbershop Chorus

• Purchase advance tix at website below

The N.C. State Historic Sites series 2nd Saturdays continues at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Saturday, July 14 with Asheville’s Land of the Sky Barbershop Chorus. The vocal performance group sings popular music in “four-part consonant a cappella harmonies featuring dominant seventh chords,” with plenty of comedy and audience participation. The free, familyfriendly event runs from 2-4 p.m.; ice cream and drinks will be available.

Permanent Camp Naturalist George Ellison chronicles over 30 years of his life, marriage, family and work as a writer — all while living on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The resulting book, Permanent Camp: Poems, Narratives and Renderings from the Smokies, includes poetry and prose along with water color landscapes by Ellison’s wife, Elizabeth. Writing samples can be found at Ellison’s web site (, or you can just hear the author read from his own work at Malaprop’s on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

• Purchase on July 17th after 6:45 in the lobby of the Asheville Community Theatre (if available). • Ticket Package Special available on our website Watch the trailer, purchase advance online tickets, and read about our new Memberships & past films at our website:

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

Wed., July 11

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

5 Walnut Wine Bar

Arcade Idol, 10pm

Barley's Taproom

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm Bluegrass jam, 7pm

Black Mountain Ale House

Club Hairspray

Retro night ('70s, '80s & '90s), 10pm Club Remix

Front stage: Shane Perlowin (guitar), 6-9pm

5 Walnut Wine Bar

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Lobster Trap


Olive or Twist

Cadillac Rex (vintage rock)

Club Xcapades

One Stop Deli & Bar

DJ Lil' Roo

Diana Wortham Theater

Hot Tuna (Jefferson Airplane's Jack Casady & Jorma Kaukonen), 8pm Dirty South Lounge

Music trivia, 7pm The Shack Band (rock, funk, jam) w/ Bubonik Funk, 10pm Orange Peel

The Go-Devils (pyschobilly), 9pm

Ultra Rockin' Music Nerd Challenge (trivia), 9pm

TallGary's Cantina

Open mic/jam, 7pm

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

The Bywater

Emerald Lounge

The Corner

Get Down

Morbids w/ Dead Mellotron & Sin Kitty (psychedelic, surf rock), 7pm Karaoke, 10pm

Ready, Set, Draw (game night), 8pm Karaoke, 10pm The Lower Level

Soiree Fantastique (magic theater), 8pm The Magnetic Field

Trevor Hall (pop, rock, reggae) w/ Anuhea & Justin Young, 8:30pm

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Max Melner Orchestra (jazz, funk), 10pm

Blowfly (X-rated comedy, funk, soul, rap) w/ Dr. Filth, 10pm

Valorie Miller (Americana, folk), 7-9pm

Wicked Wednesdays (techno, drum 'n' bass), 10pm

Westville Pub

Thu., July 12

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Open mic

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm

Alarm Clock Conspiracy (rock), 6pm

Old-time jam, 6pm

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Vincenzo's Bistro

Wild Wing Cafe

Jack of the Wood Pub

Open mic w/ Dave Bryan, 8pm

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Athena's Club

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Jack of Hearts Pub

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

The Campaign 1984 (Southern rock) w/ Fire Fire & 20th Century Goliath

Juan Benevidas Trio (Latin, flamenco guitar), 8-10pm ARCADE

Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

Magnetic Song Series feat: David Earl Tomlinson, Pierce Edens & Silas Durocher, 8pm Vanuatu Kava Bar

Open mic

Jeff & Justin (acoustic)

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm Handlebar

Trivia, 9pm

Drivin' n' Cryin' (Southern rock), 8:30pm

Barley's Taproom

Heavenly Spirits Wine Bar

Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm

Gabrielle Tee (jazz), 7pm

Black Mountain Ale House

Sloan Tones (newgrass, roots), 8pm

Jack of Hearts Pub

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Jack of the Wood Pub

Old-time jam, 7pm

Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, roots), 7pm Boiler Room

Drag show benefit for Tanner Taylor, 10pm Club Hairspray

Karaoke, 10pm

Bluegrass jam, 6pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Back stage: Ugly Radio Rebellion (Frank Zappa tribute), 9:30pm Lobster Trap

Club Xcapades

DJ Lil' Roo

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

Craggie Brewing Company

Olive or Twist

South French Broads (rock, post-punk), 6:30pm Creatures Cafe

Jill Cagney w/ Jeff Miller & Jeff Thompson, 8pm Dirty South Lounge

Heather Masterton Quartet (swing) One Stop Deli & Bar

Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ w/ Kendall Huntley, 5-8pm The Ones (hip-hop), 10pm Pisgah Brewing Company

Zombie Queen (punk) w/ The Critters (psych-pop) & John Wilkes Boothe & the Black Toothe (folk rock), 8pm

Dirty Bingo, 9pm

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar


FRI. 7/13

Aaron LaFalce Band (acoustic rock)

SAT. 7/14

DJ Moto

(dance hits, pop)


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FRI. 7/11 • shane perlowin 6-9pm SAt. 7/13 • dave desmelik 6-9pm Sun. 7/14 • shane perlowin 6-9pm tueS. 7/15 • AARon pRIce 1-3:30pm

South Side Station

Karaoke, 8pm

Rory Kelly's Triple Threat w/ Lullwater, The River Rats & Ancient Whales (rock), 9pm

Jus One More

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Club Hairspray

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

TallGary's Cantina

Club Xcapades

The Altamont Theater

Creatures Cafe

Todd Hoke (Americana, folk), 6-9pm Asheville music showcase, 8pm

Soundcheck feat: Kat Williams, Ben Hovey, Angela Easterling & The Cheeksters, 8pm The Bywater

Ladies open mic w/ Andrew Lee The Dugout

Rockstar Thursdays (karaoke), 9pm The Market Place

Front stage: Dave Desmelik (Americana), 6-9pm Back stage: Narren (rock) w/ Jeff Markham, 10pm

Drag show, midnight DJ Snoop

Lobster Trap

Calico Moon (Americana, country)

Rather to Be Chosen w/ 2-15, 8pm

Olive or Twist

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Live music, 8pm

Disclaimer Comedy (standup) w/ Gilbert Lawand, 8:15-9:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9:30pm-1am

One Stop Deli & Bar

Emerald Lounge

Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm

Fruit Bats (indie folk, rock, pop) w/ Floating Action, 9pm

Town Pump

Gavin Conner (alt-country), 6pm

Locust Honey String Band (country, old-time), 9pm Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues

Peggy Ratusz's Invitational Blues Jam Vincenzo's Bistro

The Croon and Cadence Duo feat: Ginny McAfee, 7:30pm Westville Pub

The Marcel Anton Band, 9:30pm White Horse

William Jackson & Graime Hamsbly (Celtic harp), 8pm

Thunder Head

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm The Native Sway (rock, funk, electronic) w/ Nomadic, 10pm Orange Peel

We Kill Kids w/ Lifecurse (metal), 9pm Pack's Tavern

Aaron LaFalce Band (acoustic rock)

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

High Gravity Jazz

Pisgah Brewing Company

Toubab Krewe's "Carvavalito" (music festival), 7pm Dumpstaphunk (funk), 10pm

Get Down

Pleasures of the Ultraviolent (punk) w/ Skullthunder & Death of Analog

Purple Onion Cafe

Good Stuff

Fred Whiskin (piano)

J.P. Delanoye ("Lucky James"), 8pm

Root Bar No. 1

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Sarah Jarosz (folk, pop) w/ Jen Duke, 8pm Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Violin River (roots, jam), 9:30pm Scandals Nightclub

Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

Wild Wing Cafe

Luke Combs, 9pm

Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm The Business (Motown, funk, soul), 8-11pm

Fri., July 13


TallGary's Cantina

Heavenly Spirits Wine Bar

The Altamont Theater

Carolina Chocolate Drops (old-time, roots), 9pm


Dance party w/ DJ Abu Dissaray, 9pm Athena's Club

Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 6-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am Black Mountain Ale House

Loveslaves, 8:30pm

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Acoustic Swing

Boiler Room

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Quiet! (rock), 8pm

Bluestopia Highway (rock, blues) Big Daddy Love (Americana, roots) w/ Brushfire Stankgrass, 8pm

Mario Picolo (jazz), 7pm

Highland Brewing Company

Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work (alt-country, roots), 6pm

The Bywater

Jack of Hearts Pub

The Corner

Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets (Celtic folk rock) w/ JK and the Lost Boys, 8pm Jack of the Wood Pub

The Broadcast (rock, soul) w/ Supatight, 9pm

Jarvis Jenkins Band (Southern rock, jam), 9pm Dance Party w/ DJ Position The Dugout

Jonnie Blackwell & Six Toed Possum Babies, 9pm

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SaT., July 14

Root Bar No. 1

Gary Segal & the Cryptic Choice (Americana, blues, roots), 8pm Tiki Bar stage: DB Hackett Rendezvous stage: Back Page (rock)

Skunk Ruckus ("hillbilly gutrock") w/ Qiet, 9:30pm Scandals Nightclub

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Cleofus Sound Clash feat: DLX, Dubvirous, Jer Bear & more DJ Snoop

Craggie Brewing Company

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Sat 7/14: Ryan Barrington Cox, Hello Hugo, Lassos and Shod my Feet Sun 7/15: Tom’s Birthday Bash with Broken Lilacs!! Mon 7/16: Nona, Glocca Morra, Kite, Party, Bone & Marrow, Old Flings

Tue 7/17: Pedals on Our Pirate Ships, Hold Tight


Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

White Horse

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am Firestorm Cafe and Books

Open mic, 7pm

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Ten Cent Poetry (folk, pop), 6pm

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5 Walnut Wine Bar

CaroMia Tiller (singer-songwriter), 8-10pm ARCADE

Movie Mondays (cult classics), 10pm

Carolina Rex (blues, R&B, funk), 10pm Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm Lady & the Krunk (blues, funk), 10pm Asheville Jazz Orchestra, 8pm Wild Wing Cafe

Tears in My Beers (DJ set), 9pm Nona (pop, punk) w/ Kite, Glocca Morra, Party, Bone & Marrow and Old Flings Contra dance, 8pm

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop, guitar), 6:30-10:30pm Handlebar

Andy the Doorbum (punk) w/ Med School & 2013 Wolves, 8pm Jack of the Wood Pub

Paving Funk (funk, jam), 10pm Lobster Trap

Bobby Miller & friends (bluegrass) The Bywater

Bluegrass jam, 8pm The Lower Level

Monday Night Swing w/ Russ Wilson & His Nouveau-Passe Orchestra, 7pm Vanuatu Kava Bar

Comedy "win-a-paid-gig" open mic Vincenzo's Bistro

Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm Westville Pub

Open mic, 7pm

Wild Wing Cafe

Karaoke, 10pm

Elvet Velvis (rock), 9:30pm

Tue., July 17

Sun., July 15

5 Walnut Wine Bar

5 Walnut Wine Bar

The John Henry's (jazz, swing), 8-10pm

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Altamont Brewing Company

Asheville Sax (jazz)

Jerome Widenhouse & His Roaring Lions (jazz), 7-9pm

Get Down

Altamont Brewing Company

Asheville Music Hall


Black Mountain Ale House

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Boiler Room

Club Hairspray

Emerald Lounge

Club Metropolis

Get Down

Eleven on Grove

Good Stuff

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Inner Mountain folk festival feat: Dredd Foole, MV & EE, Samara Lubelski & more, 4pm


Wild Rumpus ("Appalachian stompgrass"), 9pm

Westville Pub

Fri 7/13: Pleasure Party! Pleasures of the Ultraviolent, Skullthunder, Death of Analog, Haggard Wolf!

Town Pump

Dark City Deli

Honeybee Democracy (folk rock, Americana), 8pm

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Gypsy (rock), 9pm

Vincenzo's Bistro

2334 Hendersonville Rd.

Wed 7/11: Karaoke Wednesday!

The Dugout

Creatures Cafe

Hello Hugo (indie rock, jazz, instrumental) w/ Ryan Barrington Cox, Lassos & Shod My Feet

(S. Asheville/Arden)

Dance Party w/ DJ Position

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues

Bill Ramsey (R&B), 3pm

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Mind Echo (rock)

Camera, Guns and Radios (rock, grunge, punk), 8pm Chariot Awaits w/ Lissett, 8pm

Where Adult Dreams Come True

Mon., July 16

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Mike Scheidt (folk rock, acoustic) w/ Nathan Hall

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Darren Kohler & friends, 4pm

Static Age Records

Calico Moon (folk), 9pm

THU Swayback Sisters, 7/19 Kellin Watson, Woody Wood,

Wild Wing Cafe

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

The Bywater

w/ golden Animals 9pm

Steve Whiddon (piano covers), 5:30pm

48 Madison (rock), 9:30pm

Drag show, midnight

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Vincenzo's Bistro

Get Down

Club Hairspray

Contemporary free folk festival 4pm

BBQ & Bluegrass w/ Sons of Ralph, 9pm

David Earl & the Plowshares (rock, folk, soul), 8pm

Bradley Falls w/ Severance & Forgive Me For Yesterday (rock), 9pm

w/ jen Duke 8pm

The Dugout

Black Mountain Ale House

Free Planet Radio w/ The Billy Sea (world, Americana), 8pm

fri 7/13

Tea dance & drag show

Southern Appalachian Brewery

Boiler Room


The Corner

Dirty South Lounge

Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 6-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

The Altamont Theater

w/ Dr. filth 10pm

Gina Sicilia (vocal blues, R&B), 8pm

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

Athena's Club

TallGary's Cantina

THU 7/12

Southern Appalachian Brewery

The Altamont Theater

The Glampas (glam rock), 9pm

dep (indie rock) w/ Luke Puke (punk), The Night Lights & Coed Pageant, 8pm

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Michelle Leigh (country, rock)

Orange Peel

Rendezvous Restaurant & Tiki Bar

"Bear Exploder" dance party w/ DJ Kipper Schauer, 9pm

Rendezvous Restaurant & Tiki Bar

Phyllis Jarvinen & Cory Barlow art opening w/ The Bill Gerhardt Trio (jazz), 4-6pm

Wild Wing Cafe


Shane Pruitt Band (Southern rock), 7pm

Phuncle Sam (classic rock, jam), 10pm

Purple Onion Cafe

Amici Music w/ Daniel Weiser (classical), 7:30pm

BoBo Gallery

TUe 7/17

The 42nd Street Jazz Band

White Horse

Barrie Howard (blues, one-man band)

SAT 7/14

Olive or Twist

Toubab Krewe's "Carvavalito" (music festival), 4pm

Country Fried Friday w/ Scarletta


Trevor Jazz Trio

Trivia night

Westville Pub


Lobster Trap

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Kat Williams (soul, R&B), 2-5pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm

Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 6pm Dr. Filth & Wayd Runk (DJs), 10pm Paul Cataldo (Americana)

"Super Star Illusions" drag show, 10pm Nicolay (jazz) w/ The Hot at Nights, 9:30pm Broken Lilacs (rock)


Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Heavenly Spirits Wine Bar

Hotel Indigo

Slavedriver (metal) w/ Faces Unturned, Finger of Speech & Decadence, 9pm Timothy Wilkinson (piano/vocals), 7pm Highland Brewing Company

"Feast" event feat: Galen Kipar Project (folk rock), 4pm Jack of Hearts Pub

Johnson's Crossroad (bluegrass), 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub

Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon Bob Zullo (jazz, pop, guitar), 6:30-10:30pm Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm Jack of the Wood Pub

Irish session, 3-9pm Folk Is People (indie, folk rock), 9pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Front stage: Aaron Price (piano)

Open mic w/ Zachary T, 8:30pm Funk jam, 10pm

Trivia night, 7pm

Patrick Fitzsimons (blues) Trivia night, 10pm Trivia night, 10pm

Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance w/ Asheville Tango Orchestra, 8:30pm Get Down

Pedals on Our Pirate Ships (punk) w/ Hold Tight Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

He's My Brother She's My Sister ("psychacoustic") w/ Golden Animals, 9pm Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm Handlebar

Taylor Martin's Engine (country, Americana) w/ Moses Atwood, 9pm

Lobster Trap

Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm

Tuesday swing dance, 7pm Gene Dillard Bluegrass Jam, 8:30pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

One Stop Deli & Bar

Bluegrass Brunch & Open Jam w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am

Hotel Indigo

Purple Onion Cafe

Jack of the Wood Pub

Front stage: Shane Perlowin (guitar), 6-9pm Back stage: (young) American Landscape (ambient, post-rock) w/ Modern Man, 9:30pm

Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm


Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)


Lobster Trap

Athena's Club

Front stage: Andrew Fletcher (piano), 6-9pm Jay Brown (roots, blues) One Stop Deli & Bar

Juan Benevidas Trio (Latin, flamenco guitar), 8-10pm Arcade Idol, 10pm Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm

Karaoke, 10pm Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm Handlebar

Jam for John feat: Watson's Riddle, Ricky & Ronnie Godfrey & more, 8pm Jack of Hearts Pub

Bluegrass jam, 7pm

Two for Tuesday feat: Lionz of Zion & Yaddatu (local showcase), 8pm

Barley's Taproom

The Bywater

Black Mountain Ale House

Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 8:30pm

Sierra on Stage (songwriting competition), 8pm

The Dugout

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Trivia, 8pm

Open mic

Front stage: Ryan Barrington Cox (indie pop, acoustic), 7-9pm

The Lower Level

Club Hairspray

Karaoke w/ Gary, 10pm

Retro night ('70s, '80s & '90s), 10pm

Lobster Trap

Tolliver's Crossing Irish Pub

Club Remix

Olive or Twist

Trivia, 8pm

Vincenzo's Bistro

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

Wicked Wednesdays (techno, drum 'n' bass), 10pm

Jack of the Wood Pub

Old-time jam, 6pm

Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Valorie Miller (Americana, folk), 7-9pm Cadillac Rex (vintage rock) One Stop Deli & Bar

DJ Lil' Roo

Roosevelt Collier of The Lee Boys (blues, funk, soul), 10pm

Craggie Brewing Company

Pisgah Brewing Company

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

Dirty South Lounge

TallGary's Cantina

Wild Wing Cafe

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Wed., July 18

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

The Bywater

Get Down

Steve Whiddon (piano covers), 5:30pm Westville Pub

Blues jam, 10pm White Horse

Video trivia, 8pm

Club Xcapades

Jugband Jubilee (open jam)

Ultra Rockin' Music Nerd Challenge (trivia), 9pm

Campfire Reverends (blues, Americana), 6pm Open mic/jam, 7pm

Ready, Set, Draw (game night), 8pm The Corner


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10pm The Shack Band $5 with Bubonik Funk 21+ Thursday, July 12th

Brews, Bluegrass, & BBQ feat. Kendall Huntley & 5-8pm FREE! the $1 PBRs



Friday, July 13th

10pm $5 21+



5 Walnut Wine Bar

purple onion cafe 749-1179 rankin Vault 254-4993 red stag grill at the grand Bohemian Hotel 505-2949 rendezvous 926-0201 root Bar no.1 299-7597 scandals nightclub 252-2838 scully’s 251-8880 shovelhead saloon 669-9541 smokey’s after dark 253-2155 southern appalacian Brewery 684-1235 spurs 575-2258 static age records 254-3232 stingrays 926-4100 straightaway cafe 669-8856 tallgary’s cantina 232-0809 rocky’s Hot chicken shack 575-2260 thirsty monk south 505-4564 tolliver’s crossing irish pub 505-2129 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


H.R. Gertner (country, swamp blues), 5pm Singer-songwriters in the round feat: Chelsea LaBate, Josh Phillips & Rob Russell, 6:30pm

the grove park inn (elaine’s piano Bar/ great Hall) 252-2711 the Handlebar (864) 233-6173 Harrah’s cherokee 497-7777 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 one stop Bar deli & Bar 255-7777 the orange peel 225-5851 pack’s tavern 225-6944 pisgah Brewing co. 669-0190 pulp 225-5851


the corner 575-2449 craggie Brewing company 254-0360 creature’s cafe 254-3636 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 garage 505-2663 the gateway club 456-6789 get down 505-8388 good stuff 649-9711 grey eagle music Hall & tavern 232-5800 grove House eleven on grove 505-1612


5 Walnut Wine Bar 253-2593 altamont Brewing company 575-2400 the altamont theatre 348-5327 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


10pm Thewith Native Sway $5 Nomadic 21+ Saturday, July 14th

Grateful Dead Night with 10pm

$5 Phuncle Sam 21+ Sunday, July 15th

Bluegrass Brunch 11am

hosted by The Pond Brothers Open Jam! Bring your instruments! Tuesday, July 17th

TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm Lionz of Zion & Yaddatu $2 - ALL AGES! DJ Adam Strange spins afterwards til 11pm!


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The Lower Level

Soiree Fantastique (magic theater), 8pm Vanuatu Kava Bar

Open mic

Vincenzo's Bistro

Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm Westville Pub

Max Melner Orchestra (jazz, funk), 10pm Wild Wing Cafe

Jeff & Justin (acoustic)

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Vincenzo's Bistro

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Westville Pub

Daikaiju ("psycho-surf") w/ Megan Jean & the KFB, Hellblinki & Vendetta Creme Campaign for Southern Equality benefit feat: Swayback Sisters, Lyric, Kellin Watson & more, 7pm Grove Park Inn Great Hall

The Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm ARCADE

Asheville Music Hall

An evening w/ The Original Wailers (reggae), 10pm Barley's Taproom

Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm Sloan Tones (newgrass, roots), 8pm Luke Wood

Talent Search w/ Celeste Starr, 10pm

Lobster Trap

Black Mountain Ale House

Olive or Twist

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Orange Peel

Boiler Room

Pisgah Brewing Company

Club Hairspray

Purple Onion Cafe

Club Xcapades

Root Bar No. 1

Creatures Cafe

South Side Station

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Heather Masterton Quartet (swing) The Killers (dance rock, pop), 9pm

Karaoke, 8pm

Club Hairspray

TallGary's Cantina

Karaoke, 10pm

"Guitar Bar" w/ 105.9 The Mountain

Club Xcapades

The Altamont Theater

DJ Lil' Roo

Athena's Club

Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 6-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

Town Hall (folk), 9:30pm

Boiler Room


Bluegrass jam, 6pm

Taylor Moore Band (rock, blues, roots), 7:30pm

Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Raven (Native American music), 7pm

Dance party w/ DJ Abu Dissaray, 9pm

Citizen Modo (blues, funk), 8pm

Black Mountain Ale House

White Horse

Jack of Hearts Pub

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

Trivia, 9pm

Beta Maxx (blues), 9:30pm

Fri., July 20

Jack of the Wood Pub

5 Walnut Wine Bar

The Croon and Cadence Duo feat: Ginny McAfee, 7:30pm

Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm Old-time jam, 7pm

Thu., July 19

Air on Eyes, 9pm Acoustic Swing

Telic (metal) w/ Omega Tribe & Burnstitch, 9pm Drag show, midnight DJ Snoop

"Hip-Hop Extravaganza," 8pm Disclaimer Comedy (standup) w/ Stewart Huff, 8:15-9:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9:30pm-1am Emerald Lounge

Creatures Cafe

Will Revo

Arthur Hancock (singer-songwriter) w/ Zack Page, Caleb Beissert, Chuck Lichtenberger & Katie Brugger, 8pm

Dirty South Lounge

The Dugout

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

The Market Place

Get Down

Emerald Lounge

Town Pump

Terina Plyler, 8pm

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

Tressa's Downtown Jazz and Blues

The Hermit Kings (indie rock, pop) w/ River Rats & Giant Giants, 9pm

Dirty Bingo, 9pm

September 14-16, 2012

Get Down

Rockstar Thursdays (karaoke), 9pm

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am Albert Adams (indie, rock, experimental) w/ Oulipo (indie, rock, electronic) & Luxury Spirit Dave Dribbon (roots, rock), 6pm

Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm The Great Smokey Mountain Bluegrass Band, 9pm Peggy Ratusz's Invitational Blues Jam

Kovacs & the Polar Bear (indie rock) w/ Can't Kids & Baby Rattlesnakes, 9pm Jason Moore (jazz)

Autolatry w/ Shadow of the Destroyer (metal) Good Stuff

Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Grove Park Inn Great Hall

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Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm The Business (Motown, funk, soul), 8-11pm

White Horse

Jack of Hearts Pub

Country Fried Friday w/ Leigh Glass & the Hazards

Lyric (soul, funk, rock), 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub

Have Gun Will Travel (roots, rock, Americana), 5pm L Shape Lot (Americana, country, rock) w/ von Grey (indie folk), 9pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Amici Music w/ Daniel Weiser (classical), 7:30pm Wild Wing Cafe

SaT., July 21 ARCADE

"Bear Exploder" dance party w/ DJ Kipper Schauer, 9pm

NC Thumbpickers, 2-5pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 5:30-7:30pm Aaron LaFalce (acoustic rock), 8-11pm Jack of Hearts Pub

L Shape Lot (bluegrass, country, rock), 9pm Jack of the Wood Pub

Sanctum Sully (bluegrass) w/ Mountain Feist, 9pm Lexington Ave Brewery (LAB)

Front stage: Meredith Watson, 6-9pm Back stage: Brother Nomad (rock, blues, funk), 9:30pm

Asheville Music Hall

Lobster Trap

Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 6-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

Lobster Trap

Black Mountain Ale House

Olive or Twist

Leo Johnson & the Spaceheaters (hot jazz) Olive or Twist

Live music, 8pm

One Stop Deli & Bar

Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm The Whiskey Grins (folk, country, Americana) w/ Bear Down Easy, 10pm Orange Peel

Wild for Life feat: Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work & The Hackensaw Boys, 8pm

Radio Moscow (psychedelic rock, blues) w/ The Dirty Streets, 10pm Athena's Club

Great Smokey Mountain Bluegrass Band, 9pm Blue Mountain Pizza Cafe

Flying Monkeys

BoBo Gallery

Front stage: George McDonald, 6-9pm Back stage: Everyman Jones & the Stick People (alternative rock) Big Nasty (gypsy jazz) The 42nd Street Jazz Band Pack's Tavern

Scott Raines Duo (acoustic rock)

Open Letter Music Series feat: Tres Hongos (improv, experimental) w/ Xambuca and Shane Perlowin & Jason DeCristofaro, 9pm

Purple Onion Cafe

Boiler Room

Tiki Bar stage: DB Hackett Rendezvous stage: The Corbitt Brothers (Southern rock, funk)

Fassoux & Company, 8pm Rendezvous Restaurant & Tiki Bar

A Social Function (dance hits, rock)

On the Take (indie rock, grunge) w/ The Spiveys, VIA & Razorbread, 9pm

Pisgah Brewing Company

Club Hairspray

Purple Onion Cafe

Club Xcapades

DJ Snoop

The Concrete Rivals (instrumental, surf) w/ Blood Red River, 9:30pm

Root Bar No. 1

Craggie Brewing Company

Scandals Nightclub

Carolina Bound (roots, country, folk), 6pm Lyric (soul, pop, funk), 8pm

"Don't H8" showcase, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am

Creatures Cafe

TallGary's Cantina

Pack's Tavern

Phuncle Sam (jam, Grateful Dead covers), 9pm Fred Whiskin (piano)

Linda Mitchell Trio (jazz, blues), 9:30pm Scandals Nightclub

Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

TallGary's Cantina

WestSound (R&B, dance) The Corner

Dance Party w/ DJ Position The Dugout

Unnamed Suspects (adult rock), 9pm The Lower Level

La Rosa Negra (Latin/salsa lessons & dance), 9pm Town Pump

Chompin' at the Bit String Band (old-time), 9pm Vanuatu Kava Bar

Seraphim Arkistra, 9pm Vincenzo's Bistro

Steve Whiddon (piano covers), 5:30pm Westville Pub

Trivia night

Drag show, midnight

Love Like Gravity w/ Lifewell, 8pm Dark City Deli

James Hammel (jazz, pop), 5pm Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar

Root Bar No. 1

Mojomatic (rock, blues) The Bywater

East Coast Dirt (rock, funk, jam)

Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9pm-1am

The Corner

French Broad Brewery Tasting Room

The Dugout

Mountain Feist (bluegrass), 6pm

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Shane Perlowin (jazz) Get Down

Dub Cartel

Good Stuff

Air on Eyes (acoustic, rock), 8pm Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern

Chuck Brodsky (folk, Americana), 8pm Grove Park Inn Great Hall

Dance Party w/ DJ Position Bluestopia Highway (rock, blues), 9pm Town Pump

The Fustics (rock), 9pm Vincenzo's Bistro

Marc Keller (acoustic, variety), 7:30pm Westville Pub

Grammer School (indie pop, rock), 9pm Wild Wing Cafe

Crocodile Smile (rock), 9:30pm

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Due to possible last-minute scheduling changes, moviegoers may want to confirm showtimes with theaters.

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pickoftheweek Your SiSter’S SiSter


Director: Lynn SheLton PLayerS: emiLy BLunt, mark DuPLaSS, roSemarie DeWitt, mike BirBigLia ComedY drama

n Carmike Cinema 10 (298-4452)

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The Story: Character comedy-drama about a young man who accidentally finds himself thrown together with his best friend’s sister in a lonely cabin, what happens between them and what happens when his best friend arrives on the scene. The Lowdown: A charming surprise and probably not the indie-type movie you’re expecting. The characters are warm and likable with Mark Duplass’ performance a standout. Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister is one of the pleasanter surprises I’ve had this year. It was not a film I had expected to like, nor is it a type of film I am normally drawn to. Actually, it’s fairer to say that it really didn’t turn out to be the type of film I expected. What I expected was something in the nature of the work of Mark and Jay Duplass — with a lot of shaky camerawork, seemingly arbitrary zooms and even more meandering mullygrubbing. What I got was a thoughtful, complex story with a mix of intelligently used hand-held (not shaky) camerawork and beautifully composed tripod shots emphasizing the splendid — and glorious — isolation of the setting that had something of the sense of Ingmar Bergman. That last may seem heady praise, but the visuals deserve it. The film opens with Jack (Mark Duplass in a revelatory performance) having a kind of meltdown at memorial party given on the one-year anniversary of his brother’s death. While everyone else enthuses over what a wonderful guy the brother was, Jack goes into a near tirade about his brother’s less lovely qualities. It is this outburst that causes Jack’s best friend, Iris (Emily Blunt), to suggest that Jack needs some time to himself to sort his life out. To this end, she packs him off to her family’s cottage on an island off Washington state, refusing (supposedly due to a workload) to visit him there. What Iris doesn’t know (and what Jack doesn’t expect) is that her half-sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) has already taken over the cabin following a breakup with her longtime girlfriend. In itself, this turns into what normally would qualify as “meeting cute” — only, of course, there’s the immediate difference that Hannah is a lesbian. But the two hit

Mark Duplas, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt star in Lynn Shelton’s surprisingly deep, human and charming Your Sister’s Sister. it off and — over copious amounts of tequila — trade a good many confidences. With their immediate rapport, shared loneliness and the alcohol, the pair end up in bed together for some rather perfunctory sex. The problem arrives the next morning when Iris unexpectedly shows up, sending Jack into a panic that she might find out what happened. Hannah is somewhat amused and perplexed by this — much more perplexed than the audience, but maybe Hannah doesn’t go to the movies much. All this has the makings of farce, but Shelton and her cast (who improvised much of the dialogue) take it somewhere much richer — and that’s a somewhere I’ll leave to the film. As I noted earlier, Duplass is truly a revelation here. It’s not just that he’s refreshingly against the usual male lead type. It’s that he so completely inhabits his character that you feel less like you’re watching a performance and more like you’re actually getting to know him. Nearly everything he does — including a scene where he pitches a tantrum that could have been embarrassing — feels incredibly real. Nowhere is this more evident than in what might best be described as his big scene near the film’s end. It is little short of sublime. Some have found the film’s ending abrupt and too inconclusive, but I thought it was quite perfect. You really should see it and find out for yourself. For more on Your Sister’s Sister check out my interview with writerdirector Lynn Shelton in the online edition of the Xpress. Rated R for language and some sexual content. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14

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The Story: The Spider-Man origin story told anew to kickstart the franchise. The Lowdown: Well-made and entertaining — and boasting improved lead actors — but rather unremarkable. It may be as good as the film it reboots, but the freshness is gone. First of all, The Amazing Spider-Man falls a good bit short of being amazing, but then so did the movie it reboots, remakes, reworks, rehashes or re-whatevers. It has most of the same things working for it and against it. One thing very much in its favor, for me, lies in the casting of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. I find them much more compelling and appealing than Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. I could go down a list of what’s better (the effects are less cartoony) and what’s not (no J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson), but really the biggest difference is that Sam Raimi’s 2002 SpiderMan managed to be an event and this doesn’t. That’s not really the fault of the new film. We’ve simply been "evented" to death. When every movie that comes down the pike is an event, then nothing really feels like one. We’ve already had The Hunger Games, The Avengers, Men in Black III and Prometheus. The Dark Knight Rises is less than two weeks away. And this isn’t even factoring in such failed event attempts as John Carter, Battleship and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. How on earth is

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The Amazing Spider-Man supposed to stand out? How is anything supposed to stand out when the damned things come rolling out like oranges? The headlong rush feels less like events than a desperate attempt to manufacture excitement in the age of instant gratification. None of this is to say that The Amazing SpiderMan is a bad movie. It has a lot going for it. As I noted, I like the leads a lot. In fact, there’s nothing wrong with the cast on any level. What the screenplay gives them to do is perhaps another matter. Denis Leary — appropriately enough — gets the funniest line in the movie. Unfortunately, it’s also about the only funny line in the movie. Rhys Ifans ought to have been terrific casting for the villain. Actually, he was — too bad the screenplay isn’t up to him. And, yes, his CGI lizard is pretty bad (though I’m not sure it’s that much sillier than Willem Daffoe’s Green Goblin mask in the original). However, it’s more a problem with the writing — not the effects — that keeps his villain strictly ordinary. Martin Sheen and Sally Field are fine as Uncle Ben and Aunt May, but where can you go with those characters? (OK, so Field could trot out her Flying Nun habit and go crime-fighting with Spidey, but I doubt that’s in the cards.) In the end, Marc Webb and his cast and crew have made the best movie they could out of the material they had to work with. It’s good-looking. The action is coherent and doesn’t rely on quick cuts to generate "excitement" that isn’t there. The pacing is excellent. Never once did I think the film was outstaying its welcome. But apart from Garfield and Stone, what is there about the movie that is in any way special? Nothing really — and for a movie that’s meant to be an event, that’s a significant drawback. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Co-ed Cinema of Brevard, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7




The story:A 3-D music documentary about pop star Katy Perry. The lowdown: A fun and flattering, performance-heavy documentary that Perry fans will love, and non-fans won’t mind if they bother to see it for some reason. Let me blow your mind. Katy Perry has had five singles from the same album (Teenage Dream) top the Billboard charts at No. 1. She is not only the first female to do so, but also the second musical act to accomplish such a feat. The other, of course, being The Beatles. I’m sure there are hundreds of theories about how this could have happened independently of Katy Perry’s actual talent. Pop music is a precarious genre due largely to its ability to be completely polarizing, both loved and hated in equal parts. Whether or not one finds Katy Perry to be an exceptionally talented musician or a mass-marketed industry explosion is not the point. The point of Katy Perry: Part of Me is that Katy Perry is a real,

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emotional roller coaster of a human being with family, friends, a career and a marriage. She isn’t just an industry fabricated pop star. She’s your best friend Katy Cat, and she just wants to you to have fun and be the best you can be. Between Perry’s spectacle of whipped cream guns and glitter, Part of Me is basic “behind the music” stock. There is nothing especially dramatic or lascivious in her past or her present. Even her strict Christian family and upbringing has been reconciled and integrated seamlessly into the fabric of her life as a woman who made good with a song about casual sexuality. Her relationship with and eventual divorce from actor/comedian Russell Brand is handled with a surprising subtlety, showing a slow decline throughout the movie until a tearful dressing room scene with a broken-down and petulant Perry who has to force herself to perform. This tactic — portraying her as an utterly normal person who gets sad and angry and exhausted, yet gets up and goes to work just like the rest of us — works well and is convincing enough to get most viewers to empathize. With a following nearly as large, but far less avid than, say, the nation’s collective boyfriend Justin Bieber, documenting Perry’s grueling 2011 world tour is a natural progression in her professional career. Filmed in 3-D, Perry’s live performances are garish — a babe in Candyland’s most flamboyant of West Coast nightclubs — brightly colored and simultaneously childish, playful and weirdly sexy. With accents of bubblegum clouds and an arsenal of whimsically tragic costumes, the film gives the viewer plenty of engaging eye candy. The show is fascinating and extremely fun even if the entire aesthetic is a somewhat like someone vomited cotton candy and cherry cola all over a rave. Perry is magnetic and charismatic on stage and off, making each massive stage show feel personal, even intimate. She is undeniably a powerhouse performer, and this is what truly carries the film. Perry’s vision, dedication, fierce work ethic and devotion to her fans is nothing if not reciprocal. Her Katy-Catloving fans believe that Perry is just like them — a girl with big dreams and big passions. The beauty of it is that Katy Perry’s message is not that she is just like you, but that you are just like her and the whole lot of us all are big, goofy people with big, goofy dreams and we can do whatever we like with some hard work and some sequins. Rated PG for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking. reviewed by Laura Marie Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande




The story: Two pot growers go after the Mexican drug cartel who’ve kidnapped their shared girlfriend. The lowdown: A strong cast and solid direction can’t make up for a script that gives you no reason to care. Taking his filmography as a whole, Oliver Stone’s long march toward some type of cinematic higher

truth continues with Savages, a movie so concerned with its own profundity — and so desperately believing in its own cleverness — that it forgets to give the audience a reason to give a damn. Sold in its ad campaign as a “return to form” by evoking Stone’s Natural Born Killers (1994) and Brian De Palma’s Scarface (a movie Stone only wrote), Savages comes across as a film that wants to say something, that wants to shock and provoke, but just doesn’t know how. Stone’s longtime reputation as a raconteur and rabble-rouser is almost quaint these days, and just as toothless. In most ways it’s a pity that his violence and grit have become so nattering, and his ideas so often ham-fisted, because nothing Savages does is fresh or engaging. This time around, Stone has decided to target — much like Scarface — the drug trade, focusing on Chon (Taylor Kitsch, Battleship) and Ben (Aaron Johnson, Albert Nobbs), a couple of California pot growers who’ve made a small fortune in both legal and illegal marijuana dealing. The two men are best friends, but — as Stone seems intent on battering us over the head with — both represent different sides of the spectrum. Chon is the shattered, hard-assed ex-marine, while Ben is the peaceful Buddhist. Together they form not just a business relationship, but a romantic tryst with their shared girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively) who goes by O for short (if nothing else, this film has no lack of Shakespearean references and evocations). Things get sticky for the trio when, after passing on a business deal with an encroaching Mexican drug cartel — run by Elena (Salma Hayek) and her sadistic righthand man Lado (Benicio Del Toro) — O is kidnapped as a means of making Chon and Ben cooperate. Instead of simply giving in, our duo decides to get even. They concoct a plan while attempting to traverse an ever more complicated plot that entangles them, O, Elena, Lado, and onthe-take DEA agent Dennis (John Travolta) in an convoluted web of backstabbing and duplicitousness. As far as foundations go, you could do a lot worse, except Stone and his co-writers make one fatal mistake — never giving the audience a reason to give a damn. Chon and Ben simply represent types — the former, hard-skinned and built for violence, the latter, at odds with his peaceful beliefs and the uglier, bloodier world he finds himself sinking into. There’s little else to their personalities, and even less to O’s, and we never get a good sense as to why they’re going to so much trouble for her. At worst, she’s insipid, at best she’s pretentious. Her fits of wandering, dull narration had me looking for a sharp object to insert inside my ear canal. There’s more nuance — likely on purpose — to Elena and Lado (the latter who becomes less complex and — because of one scene at the end — simply vile). But that’s not saying much since Stone’s real purpose orbits around the vagaries of evil. Stone wants to operate in shades of gray, but his flimsy characters can’t hold up his ideas, so his moral ambiguity feels rehashed and stale. Obviously, there are much worse films than Savages, but for one that fancies itself as weighty, it adds little to the discussion. Rated R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7


All of your favorite Ice Age characters — assuming you have favorite Ice Age characters — are back for movie number four. There are also apparently some new characters, too, but rest assured this latest still provides paychecks for Ray Romano and John Leguizamo (someone has to). According to the studio, "Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences — a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home." There you have it. (PG)


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The story: A Nazi hunter (Edward G. Robinson) pursues an infamous concentration camp head to a small town in New England where he’s taken on a new identity. The lowdown: Terrific suspense thriller from the great Orson Welles. Its popularity has gotten in the way of the film getting its proper due as one of the filmmaker’s better films. With the typical perversity of humankind, it follows that the only movie Orson Welles directed that turned a profit on its original release — The Stranger (1946) — is also his least celebrated. A film historian friend of mine recently grumbled that a "well-behaved Welles" wasn’t really Welles. I understand his point, but it’s my take that it was less a matter of Welles being well-behaved on The Stranger than it was the fact that the material was peculiarly suited to his cinematic world of obsessives. Here, after all, is a film that gave him two obsessives for the price of one — one a rank villain and the other a hero of dubious morality in his own right. It also afforded Welles the chance to bring his expressionist style to an otherwise Norman Rockwell-like New England, which allowed him to lay bare the corruption beneath the facade of a sunlit vision of small town America. In its own way, The Stranger is similar to Alfred Hitchock’s Shadow of a Doubt (1943) on one side and David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (1986) on the other. All this (and a grotesquely Baroque climax that must have warmed Welles’ heart) is simply unforgettable, and makes for a movie that I find hard not to love. The Stranger was nothing if not timely when it was first released, since it pits a Nazi hunter known as Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) against a Nazi, Franz Kindler (Welles), who

has made his escape to America and is living there as respectable college professor Charles Rankin. The professor is so respected,in fact, that he’s about to marry Mary Longstreet (Loretta Young), the daughter of a Supreme Court justice (Philip Merrivale). At the start of the film, Wilson doesn’t know this, but he does know that if he allows convicted war criminal Konrad Meinike (Konstantin Shayne) to escape, the man will lead him to Kindler. Wilson’s obsession in this regard is little short of frightening."This obscenity must be destroyed! Do you hear me? Destroyed!" he yells at those responsible from Meineke with such ferocity that he breaks his pipe in the process. (Welles gets the good out of the broken pipe stem, using its conspicuously taped together stem for identifying Wilson without showing him for part of the film.) His plan works and he follows Meineke to the small town where Kindler is hiding, but Meineke knocks Wilson unconscious with some equipment (wryly labelled to be used at your own risk) in the local college gymnasium. And before Wilson regains consciousness, Kindler murders Meineke. It doesn’t take much for Wilson to figure out that Kindler is Rankin, but proving it is another matter. And convincing Kindler’s new wife of her husband’s guilt is something else again. Even showing her footage of her husband’s concentration camp handiwork — a scene that prefigures a similar one in Carol Reed’s The Third Man (1949) — doesn’t quite overcome her denial. It’s here that the darkest side of Wilson and his own obsession becomes uncomfortably clear — when he reveals to the woman’s father that allowing Kindler to murder Mary would provide excellent proof! The whole film is brilliantly shot and played — Robinson, Welles and Young are in fine form — with a tense climax that, as I said, is never forgotten by those who see it. This may not be Welles at his absolute best as a filmmaker, but neither is it a film to be dismissed — and it’s a lot more Wellesian than is casually assumed. reviewed by Ken Hanke The Stranger plays for one show at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., July 18 at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14

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anDreW GarfielD, emma stone, rhys ifans, Denis leary, martin sheen, sally fielD, irrfan khan Comic Book Action The Spider-Man origin story told anew to kickstart the franchise. Well-made and entertaining — and boasting improved lead actors — but rather unremarkable. It may be as good as the film it reboots, but the freshness is gone. Rated PG-13

jack Black, shirley maclaine, mattheW mcconauGhey, BraDy coleman, richarD rochiBaux, BranDon smith Fact-based Dark Comedy Drama True-life crime story about the murder of a much-hated old woman, her killer and the very odd fall-out from the crime in a small Texas town. Darkly funny, oddly touching, disturbing and surprisingly deep film that benefits from a very unusual approach. A must-see. Rated PG-13

juDi Dench, Bill niGhy, maGGie smith, tom Wilkinson, Dev patel, celia imrie, ronalD pickup, penelope Wilton Comedy Drama A group of old-age pensioners go to India and the affordable hotel of the title, only to find it’s not exactly as described in the brochure. Warm, funny, touching, completely winning film that does right by a cast that in turn does right by it. Rated PG-13

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Benjamin Walker, Dominic cooper, anthony mackie, mary elizaBeth WinsteaD, rufus seWell Horror Amusingly nonsensical story of Abraham Lincoln as, well, a vampire hunter. Of course, it’s silly. (How could it not be?) But it has its share of effective scenes, good performances, some intriguing ideas and a splendid lead vampire. Rated R

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(voices) kelly macDonalD, Billy connolly, emma thompson, julie Waters, roBBie coltrane Animated Action Fantasy A princess in ancient Scotland refuses to follow her parents’ wishes and tries to change her fate with the help of a witch. It’s a solidly OK animated fantasy from Pixar, but it’s certainly nothing to get excited about. Rated PG

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huGh Dancy, maGGie Gyllenhaal, jonathan pryce, felicity jones, rupert everett, ashley jensen, sheriDan smith Fact-Based Comedy Romance The somewhat factual story about the invention of the personal vibrator in Victorian England. An utterly delightful, charming and funny film that manages to tackle a tricky subject without a false note, thanks to stylish direction and a terrific cast. A must-see film. Rated R

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katy perry, shannon WooDWarD, rachael markarian, mia moretti Pop Music Documentary A 3-D music documentary about pop star Katy Perry. A fun and flattering, performance-heavy documentary that Perry fans will love, and non-fans won’t mind if they bother to see it for some reason. Rated PG

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channinG tatum, alex pettyfer, coDy horn, mattheW mcconauGhey, olivia munn Male Stripper Drama A male stripper deals with the trials and tribulations of wanting more out of life than being a male stripper. An occasionally wonderful, (and thankfully human) look at the sex industry; it suffers from a weak third act, but is pitch perfect when it works. Rated R

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Bruce Willis, eDWarD norton, Bill murray, frances mcDormanD, kara hayWarD, jareD Gilman, tilDa sWinton, jason schWartzman Comedy Romance Drama Two misfit children run away on an island in the summer of 1965. Sweet, beautifully detailed, funny and very human tale of first love—with all the trimmings one expects from Wes Anderson. Easily the best film of 2012 so far and a must-see, especially for fans of the filmmaker. Rated PG-13

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noomi rapace, michael fassBenDer, charlize theron, iDris elBa, Guy pearce, loGan marshall-Greene Sci-Fi Horror A corporation sends a small group of specialists into space to track down what may be the origin of life on Earth. Never as deep, and certainly not as daring, as it seems to wish it was, Prometheus is still compelling as entertainment—and boasts some incredible effects and design. Rated R


taylor kitsch, aaron johnson, Blake lively, Benicio Del toro, salma hayek Drama/Action Two pot growers go after the Mexican drug cartel who’ve kidnapped their shared girlfriend. A strong cast and solid direction can’t make up for a script that gives you no reason to care. Rated R

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eDWarD G. roBinson, loretta younG, orson Welles, phillip merivale, richarD lonG, konstantin shayne, Billy house Suspense Thriller A Nazi hunter (Edward G. Robinson) pursues an infamous concentration camp head to a small town in New England where he’s taken on a new identity. Terrific suspense thriller from the great Orson Welles. Its popularity has gotten in the way of the film getting its proper due as one of the filmmaker’s better films. Rated NR

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mark WahlBerG, mila kunis, (voice) seth macfarlane, joel mchale, Giovanni riBisi Raunchy Gimmick Comedy A man struggles to juggle his girlfriend and his lifelong best friend, who just happens to be an anthropomorphic teddy bear he wished into existence as a child. A one-joke premise that’s mindless, rambling and downright stupid. Rated R

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WooDy allen, juDy Davis, jesse eisenBerG, Greta GerWiG, ellen paGe, alec BalDWin, roBerto BeniGni, alison pill, penelope cruz Comedy Woody Allen drops in on four intercut stories that take place in Rome. Witty, clever and frequently brilliant, Allen’s latest is a fine, entertaining film from a master filmmaker — and a still sharp comedian. Rated R

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tyler perry, euGene levy, Denise richarDs, Doris roBerts, romeo, john amos, tom arnolD Comedy For reasons best not examined very closely, Eugene Levy and his family wind up as witness protection guests of Madea and Joe. A pretty big improvement in the run of Tyler Perry’s Madea movies. It’s ingratiating and frequently very funny. It hardly reinvents the wheel, but it provides a pleasant ride. Rated PG-13

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emily Blunt, mark Duplass, rosemarie DeWitt, mike BirBiGlia Comedy Drama Character comedy-drama about a young man who accidentally finds himself thrown together with his best friend’s sister in a lonely cabin, what happens between them and what happens when his best friend arrives on the scene. A charming surprise and probably not the indie-type movie you’re expecting. The characters are warm and likable with Mark Duplass’ performance a standout. Rated R


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BLACK FRIDAY JJJJ HORROR RATED NR In Brief: Last and least of Universal’s Karloff-Lugosi vehicles, Black Friday makes the bonehead play of putting the two biggest of all horror stars in a movie where they don’t share a single scene. But if you can get past that, the film is a slick little horror thriller in the Universal style that’s both a nifty variation on the Jekyll and Hyde concept and the granddaddy of all brain-transplant yarns. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen Black Friday Thursday, July 12 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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HELLO, DOLLY! JJJ BIG BUDGET MUSICAL RATED G In Brief: Hello, Dolly! seems marginally less appalling now than it did in 1969. What once merely screamed, “big budget-bad movie,” now comes across as harmless camp. Yeah, it’s still the last word in empty glitter-ball cinema, but the aroma of studio-crippling extravagance has dissipated. Still, when people say they don’t like musicals, you can assume that this is exactly what they have in mind. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Hello, Dolly! at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15 in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

THE LITTLE GIANT JJJJ COMEDY RATED NR In Brief: Wildly pre-code gangster comedy that spoofs star Edward G. Robinson’s tough guy image. Robinson plays the notorious “Bugs” Ahearn who gets out of the rackets when Prohibition is repealed and heads to California to learn to be a gentleman. Snappy, funny and frequently startling in what they got away with before the production code kicked in. The Asheville Film Society will screen The Little Giant Tuesday, July 17 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

THE PASSION OF ANNA JJJJJ DRAMA RATED R In Brief: Saying that The Passion of Anna is one of Ingmar Bergman’s lesser works is almost meaningless since, with Bergman, ranking his films is mostly a case of splitting hairs in superlatives. This essay in estrangement and isolation is really no different in that regard, though it’s not likely to make the top of anyone’s Bergmanography. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present The Passion of Anna at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332,



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NEAR TUNNEL ROAD • Luxury 2 BR, 2BA Unit on the 3rd floor of a four story building. Close to Downtown and walking Distance to Asheville Mall. Granite countertops, SS appliances, ceramic/hardwood floors. Fireplace, deck with mountain views. Complex has two elevators.Pool with hot tub, exercise room and well landscaped common area. Unit priced below last appraisal. (828) 231-6689 TOWNHOUSE STYLE 3-LEVEL DUPLEX • Near Weaverville. Well maintained, currently rented with leases. For sale by owner. For details and inspection call 778-0126.

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LAND WANTED • LEASES Paying Top Dollar for 5, 10, 20 Acre or Larger Flat Land Tracts in WNC for 25 Year Land Leases. Call Green Mountain Realty: 828-215-9064.

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Heating & Cooling MAYBERRY HEATING AND COOLING Oil and Gas Furnaces • Heat Pumps and AC • Sales • Service • Installation. • Visa • MC • Discover. Call (828) 658-9145.

Handy Man HIRE A HUSBAND Handyman Services. 31 years professional business practices. Trustworthy, quality results, reliability. $2 million liability insurance. References available. Free estimates. Stephen Houpis, (828) 280-2254.


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Commercial Listings

Commercial Property OFFICE SUITES Downtown Asheville. 1-5 office suites from 490 sq. ft. to 3,200 sq. ft. Modern finishes, elevator, central air. Affordable, full service rates. G/M Property Group 828-281-4024.

Commercial/ Business Rentals BILTMORE TOWN SQUARE OFFICE RENTAL Looking for a brand new, beautiful, clean, professional office with mountain view, huge windows, high ceilings, already wired for 6 desk stations, plenty of free parking, easy access on/off expressway in South Asheville? We are relocating our 982 Sq.Ft. office out of state, and hate to leave all that Biltmore Town Square has to offer: restaurants, shops, REI, movie theatre, YMCA, walking trails,and more all right out your office door. We are located above OP Taylors/Natural Impressions, and monthly rental includes all utilities, nightly janitorial service, and PLENTY OF FREE PARKING! All offers will be considered.Please call John at 616-292-0402 for a showing, and any questions. DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE For lease. Above City Bakery, Biltmore Avenue. Approximately 775 sqft. Natural light. Spacious. sycamorepartnerslp@


Apartments For Rent 1 GREAT APARTMENT • BLACK MOUNTAIN Nicely renovated bath, kitchen, 1BR, sunroom, dining room. • High ceilings. • Abundance of natural light. • Hardwood floors. Access to patio. Short walk to downtown. • $640/month includes heat, water, Wifi. • Smoke free. Pets negotiable. 280-5449. 3BR, 1BA WEST ASHEVILLE • Water, garbage included. On bus line. Swimming pool onsite. $699/month. Call 828-252-9882. ARDEN • 3BR, 2BA Central heat/air, all electric, all appliances, city water, basement, storage building, large lot w/big backyard! $1000/month, lease plus deposit. (828) 230-5872.

LIVE ON THE RIVER! • EAST 2BR, 2BA, all appliances, including WD. • Large closets, storage. Covered parking. • Covered porch. Open deck. Great views! • Quiet and convenient. • Pets considered. Available August. $750/month. 828-779-2736, 828-215-4596. NEAR UNCA and GREENWAY! Peaceful, wooded setting for 2BR/1BA, just renovated! W/D hookup, carpet, small private porch. $675/mo includes water. 1 cat ok w/ fee. Year’s lease, security deposit, credit check & references req, Plenty of parking! For appt: Elizabeth Graham: 253-6800 NORTH ASHEVILLE • 3BR, 1BA. Upstairs/downstairs. 1 mile to downtown. Hardwood floors. On busline. Sorry, no pets. $625/ month. 828-252-4334. PET FRIENDLY 2BR, 1BA SWANNANOA • Hardwood floors, wrap-around creek-side deck, W/D hookups. Great views! $800/month. Please call 828-275-0328. 2BR, CANDLER • W/D Hookups. Trash pickup and water available. 1 year lease, 1 month security. $525/month. 665-9253.

Condos/ Townhomes For Rent BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL • Newly renovated 2BR, 2BA at Racquet Club in South Asheville. 1,200sq.ft w\ hardwood floors throughout, wood burning fireplace, large master w\walkin closet. Rent includes membership in top-rated fitness, swimming, and cycling club and water. $1,125 per month. Year’s lease, credit check, security deposit req. One cat w\ fee, No dogs. For appt: Graham Investments 253-6800. CONDO NEAR TUNNEL ROAD • Luxury 2 BR, 2BA condo on the 3rd floor of a four story building. Close to downtown and Asheville Mall. Elevators, pool with hot tub, exercise room, fireplace, deck w/ mountain views, granite countertops, ss appliances, ceramic/hardwood floors, etc. $995/month includes water and gas (828) 231-6689.

NORTH ASHEVILLE • 1BA, 1BA Townhome. 1 mile from downtown, off Merrimon Ave.. On busline. Sorry, no pets. $450/month. 828-252-4334.

Mobile Homes For Rent 2BR, 1BA EAST • In quiet managed park. Central heat and A/C. W/D. References, application and deposit required. $450/month. 828-779-2736. WEST ASHEVILLE • 3BR, 2BA Large Mobile. W/D connections. On bus line. Excellent condition. Quiet park. Accepting Section 8. Only $650/month. 828-273-9545.

Homes For Rent 3BR, 2BA • WEST ASHEVILLE 5 minutes to Downtown/UNCA. Grassy lot, AC, WD • Pets ok. $1,195/month. Available 8/1/12. (828) 225-6986.

Short-Term Rentals 15 MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE Guest house, vacation/short term rental in beautiful country setting. • Complete with everything including cable and internet. • $130/day, $650/week, $1500/month. Weaverville area. • No pets please. (828) 658-9145.

Commercial/ Business Rentals DOWNTOWN RUTHERFORDTON • Three buildings: 1) Office or store, 2) Garage/shop/artist studio, 3) Movie theater. Off street parking all locations. Call 646-623-2252.

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jobs Employment

General A SEASONAL OPPORTUNITY Full-time. Inspect apples during harvest. August-October. Will train. Henderson County. Mileage paid. Call (828) 253-1691 extension 31. EOE. Leave message. CDL DRIVERS If you are a “people personâ€? you could be a great tour guide! Training provided. Part-time with potential to full-time. 828-251-8687 LOCAL WHOLESALE COMPANY is looking for a fulltime entry level product photographer with graphic design skills. • Employee will be responsible for product photography, image management of over 8,000 items, and weekly promotional emails (layout and design). • Attention to detail is an absolute must, as is the ability to keep up a fast pace and work independently under weekly deadlines. • Experience is preferred, but candidates who can demonstrate the required skill areas will be considered. • We offer competitive salary, health benefits, paid holiday and vacation time off days as well as friendly and comfortable work environment. Please email resume and samples of work / (link) to or fax to 828-259-3674. MANUFACTURING JOBS First and second shift. Call (980) 295-9104 or (704) 604-2587, between 12pm-5pm. PART TIME ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR • Send resume: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church PO Box 947, Canton, NC 28716 or PAUL TAYLOR CUSTOM SANDALS AND BELTS • Shop help wanted. Part-time sales and hands-on work experience helpful. Will train right person. No phone calls. Bring resume to 12 Wall St. or email TROLLEY COMPANY Seeks full-time Operations Supervisor/Tour Guide. Must have CDL; hospitality or transportation experience desirable. Send resume or request application:

Skilled Labor/ Trades EXPERIENCED GLASS TECHNICIAN • Wanted for the installation of commercial, residential and automotive glass in the Asheville area. Drug and background screen mandatory. Resumes to

Administrative/ Office OFFICE ASSISTANT/ BOOKKEEPER Office assistant/bookkeeper needed; 15-20 hours per week; must be proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)and QuickBooks. Please send resume to PART TIME BILLING ASSISTANT • Part-time administrative position handling medical/Medicaid billing with non-profit. Flexible hours; great staff/team. Experience with data entry, records management, databases and spreadsheets needed. Requires an extremely organized, selfsufficient professional willing to work on a team and be comfortable working with deadlines. • Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Please send resume to Joe Yurchak atjyurchak@ THE VAN WINKLE LAW FIRM • Seeks a Centralized File Opener for its Asheville Office. This individual will work within the accounting team to support attorneys in opening files and completing firm-wide conflict searches. • Critical thinking and knowledge of research practices, combined with the ability to facilitate communication between• the department, attorneys and staff is necessary. Reporting directly to the Director of Accounting, the position will require the ability to negotiate between departments and foster communications regarding firm matters. • A strong attention to detail, including organizational skills and the ability to multitask while prioritizing those matters that are most urgent vs. those which are routine is critical to this new position. • An advanced understanding of common business applications, including Microsoft Suite is mandatory. • The right candidate will demonstrate a comfort level with routinely learning new office processes as well as a ready aptitude for new computer software programs. 2-5 years law-firm experience as a legal assistant or paralegal, or the equivalent research experience based background is necessary, as is a high school diploma. An associate’s degree or higher is preferred. Please send qualifications to hr@vwlawfirm.comSummation or other electronic discovery databases, and 5 or more years work experience, is prefered.

Salon/ Spa SENSIBILITIES DAY SPA • Now hiring full-time massage therapists. Bring resume to 59 Haywood St.

Sales/ Marketing

SALES & SALES MANAGEMENT We have a business system that puts you in front of qualified clients. NO COLD CALLING! Sales positions 75K+. Management positions 125K+. 828-686-5059 to schedule an interview with the hiring manager. SALES REPRESENTATIVE How to apply: Email cover letter, resume, and references to See Mountain Xpress website for expanded job description.

2012 UNITED WAY ANNUAL CAMPAIGN Help make your community better and make professional connections that last a lifetime. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County seeks a team of energetic and talented individuals to assist in the 2012 annual campaign. • Key experience and skills needed are: Fundraising, Sales, Public Speaking; Teamwork, Project Management, Math and Computer skills. These fulltime/temporary positions run 8/17/12 - 11/2/12. • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus • EOE • For more information and to apply visit employment-opportunities ADVANCE CONCERT TICKET SALES • $10.50 per hour guaranteed plus a weekly bonus program. We are seeking individuals for full and part time in our local Asheville sales office. • Benefit package • Weekly paycheck • Students welcome. Our employees earn $500-$650 per week with bonuses. No experience necessary, we will train the right people. Enthusiasm and a clear speaking voice are required. Call today for a personal interview. 828-236-2530. EXHIBIT SALES PROFESSIONAL The premiere Asheville-based green event production company is seeking a seasoned sales pro to join our sales team. Email PROFESSIONAL SALES Fortune 200 company recruiting sales associates in this area. • $30-$50K possible first year. • Renewals • Stock Bonuses • Training. For an interview, call (828) 670-6099 or e-mail resume:

Restaurant/ Food HOSPITALITY/MARKET MANAGER Established Food Provisions/Gourmet Grocer in Highlands NC desires to add a career-oriented member to its Management Team, to serve its guest and add additional dynamics to its culture and operations. We are a growing multi-faceted company with gourmet provisions/grocery, an on-premise and off-premise beer and wine market, grill/cafĂŠ and light food/beverage manufacturing. The successful candidate will have: At least five years experience in Wine and Artisan Beer either in retail, wholesale, or food service with a working knowledge of wine regions, varieties and wineries. CSW Certification a plus. An understanding of retail merchandising. Excellent customer service skills. Knowledge and experience in directing employees, including efficient scheduling. Understanding of a P&L, basic accounting skills, and maintaining a profitable business model. Pay range for this year-round, full time position will start in the 40k+ range. Contact

Hotel/ Hospitality THE GROVE PARK INN is currently seeking experienced Hotel Room Attendants & will pay up to $14/hr depending on experience. Excellent compensation & benefits. Apply Online at The Grove Park Inn is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug-Free Workplace.

LEARN TO DRIVE! Transportation Industry! Job Placement! No Experience Necessary ! $ 40,000 + Industry Average Income. Health Insurance & Benefits! New VA Approved Program for Post 9/11 Veterans and Reservists! Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Centers 1-828684-4454 ; 1-800-334-1203 or

Human Services

AVAILABLE POSITIONS • MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Cherokee County: Team Leader Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Must have Master’s degree and be license-eligible. Please contact Ben Haffey, JJTC Team Clinician Seeking Licensed/Provisionally Licensed Therapist in Cherokee County for an exciting opportunity to serve predominately court referred youth and their families through Intensive In-Home and Basic Benefit Therapy. For more information contact Aaron Plantenberg, aaron.plantenberg@ JJTC Team Leader Seeking Licensed Therapist in Cherokee County for an exciting opportunity to serve as team leader. Case load is predominately court referred youth and their families receiving Intensive In-Home and Basic Benefit Therapy. For more information contact Aaron Plantenberg, aaron.plantenberg@ Haywood County: Nurse Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Must have a license. Please contact Mason Youell, Continued Next Column

Jackson County: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Graduate of an accredited Certified Medical Assistant program and CMA certification with AAMA or AMT required. Two years of related experience required, preferably in an outpatient medical office setting. For more information, please contact Joe Ferrara, Qualla Boundary: JJTC Team Clinician Seeking Licensed/Provisionally Licensed Therapist on Qualla Boundary for an exciting opportunity to serve predominately Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian court referred youth and their families through Intensive In-Home and Basic Benefit Therapy. For more information contact Aaron Plantenberg, aaron.plantenberg@ • For further information and to complete an application, visit our website: CooperRiis a Non-Profit Healing Community has need of a Mental Health Therapist for its Mill Spring location. The Therapist will provide: • Individual, group and family therapy • Leadership for paraprofessional staff on recovery model practices • Strong crisis management and assessment skills both for admission and on call • Experience and comfort in working with individuals who have a variety of mental health challenges including thought disorders • Collaborate well with an integrated team of professionals and QMHP staff • Active participation in our Healing Community milieu. QUALIFICATIONS Masters, or PhD in clinical psychology or counseling Current state license 2 years experience providing psychotherapy and other clinical services Experience with Dual Recovery Challenges and or DBT a plus. Forward cover letter and resume to: NO PHONE CALLS OR IN-PERSON VISIT

FAMILIES TOGETHER (FT) • Is dedicated to providing quality services to our exceptional children, families and adults. FT is a CABHA, and nationally accredited with CARF International. • Families Together is recruiting a Social Worker to provide assessment and case management with elderly and disabled adults in the Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP-DA). • Qualified candidates will include Bachelors Degree in Social Work or a related Human Services field; must have 1 year social work experience , preferably with geriatric or medical social work experience; experience preferred in the areas of case management, assessment and referral. • Solid computer skills for paperwork-intensive position; ability to work independently from home office, and meet a billable standard. • Full time salaried position in Buncombe and Madison Counties; own transportation required. FT provides a positive work environment, flexible hours, room for advancement, health benefits, and an innovative culture. Candidates should go to / 828.686.3860

WNC, Families Together, Inc is now hiring licensed professionals and Qualified Professionals in Buncombe, McDowell, Madison, Rutherford, Henderson, and Transylvania Counties. • Qualified candidates will include • LPC’s, LCSW’s, LMFT’s, LCAS’s, PLCSW’s, or LPCA’s and Bachelor’s and Master’s Qualified Professionals. • FTI provides a positive work environment, flexible hours, room for advancement, health benefits, and an innovative culture.• Candidates should go to





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INSURANCE AGENCY IN SYLVA SEEKS AN INSURANCE MAKE A DIFFERENCE NC Mentor is offering free informational meetings to those who are interested in becoming therapeutic foster parents. The meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday 6:30pm7:30pm (snacks provided) and 4th Friday 12pm-1pm (lunch provided). • If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life, please call Rachel Wingo at (828) 696-2667 ext 15 or e-mail Rachel at rachel.wingo@ • Become a Therapeutic Foster Family. • Free informational meeting. NC Mentor. 120C Chadwick Square Court, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

CSR FOR PERSONAL LINES. Our CSR’s Core competencies are retention, account rounding, and fanatical customer service. Applicants must be outgoing and possess excellent phone, computer, and communication skills. Preferred candidates should have a valid NC P&C Insurance License with two years of experience; however licensing may be provided for superior candidate(s). Apply at and/or send resume to



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Bellyak (body-boarding-style kayak manufacturer/retailer), by appointment at 2000 Riverside Drive, Suite 21 505-7931 Laughing Mask Candies, 84 N. Lexington Ave. 505-4081 Urban Dharma (public Buddhist temple), 29 Page Ave. Western Carolina Rescue Mission Thrift Store, 1076 Patton Ave. 479-0744

RENOVATIONS AND RELOCATIONS Champa sushi and Thai has reopened after renovations. 3 Biltmore Ave. 696-9800 Salvation Army Thrift Store (relocated from Patton Avenue), 91 New Leicester Highway 254-6836

SEEKING FOSTER CARE DIRECTOR • Eliada Homes is seeking a Foster Care Director to manage the daily operations of the therapeutic and family foster care services. • Responsibilities include overseeing recruitment and licensure of new homes, supervision of staff’s direct work with foster parents/ children, and administrative tasks. • Must have Master’s Degree in Human Services field and Qualified Professional status. • Prefer at least five years experience in the foster care/mental health settings and two years supervisory experience. Please send resume and letter of interest to Sheri Peck at

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Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks a fundraising professional to serve as Development Manager. Energetic leader will maintain

support high-quality programs for children in the Asheville City Schools. Full job description and details on how to apply at STAFF RECRUITER NEEDED • Eliada Homes is seeking a Recruiter to manage all

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THE ASHEVILLE OFFICE OF FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES • RN to serve on an ACT Team (start date 9/1); QMHP to serve children/adolescents and families on an Intensive In Home Team; Licensed or provisionally licensed therapist to work with children in our school-based program; Certified Peer Support Specialist to work in our PSR program.Please send resumes to

MOUNTAIN XPRESS IS LOOKING FOR A THOUGHTFUL, SAVVY AND HARD-WORKING WRITER TO COVER THE LOCAL FOOD SCENE Our food writer will: • Curate and write content for the weekly print edition, as well as for our website. • Make connections, keep up with breaking food news and get the word out with alacrity. • Be active on social media and be down with Twitter. • Write the content for our twice-yearly food supplements. • Enjoy the local food scene. • The position requires attendance at some after-hours events and functions. • We need someone who’s comfortable talking with both the celebrity chef and the hotdog vendor. • The position offers a good deal of editorial freedom, so self-motivation and creativity are musts. • We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume, cover letter, clips and three story ideas to Those without writing samples will not be considered.

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external job fairs. • Other responsibilities include managing all employment resumes and applications, as well as screening and interviewing candidates. Two to four years of recruiting experience required. All interested and qualified individuals, please apply at

A-B TECH GRAPHIC-WEB DESIGNER/PRINT SHOP MANAGER SUMMARY: Serves as part of a creative services team responsible for implementing the college’s total marketing/communications program, including media relations, publications, public relations, advertising and general marketing and promotion of college activities and events to internal and external audiences. • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design. 2. Minimum of three years of work experience as a graphic designer and web designer. 3. Experience working as a graphic designer in a college or corporate setting. 4. Three years of experience in a supervisory position. • PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 1. Master’s Degree in graphic design; 2. Five or more years experience working as a graphic designer and two or more years work experience in web design. • SALARY RANGE: $41,964-$47,208. Please visit postings/search for additional details and application instructions.

A-B TECH INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL ASSISTING SUMMARY: Provides classroom and online instruction in Medical Assisting curriculum. Performs as Practicum Coordinator for clinical agencies and student placement. • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Certified Medical Assistant CMA (AAMA) OR Registered Medical Assistant RMA (AMT)PLUS 2. Associate Degree in Medical Assisting AND Bachelor’s degree in a related health or business field. These requirements are necessary to meet accrediting standards. • PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 1. Teaching experience in community college system 2. Experience with distance learning 3. Experience working with software such as Moodle, Microsoft Word, Datatel, etc. • SALARY RANGE: $38,286$40,482. Please visit postings/search for additional information and application instructions. ArtSpace CHARTER SCHOOL • Is now accepting applications for a Middle School Math Teacher • Applicants MUST have a current North Carolina teaching license in Middle School Math. • Applicants must be willing to work in a collaborative, integrated, experiential environment. • Knowledge of the arts and arts integration strategies is preferred but not required. Please send resumes and cover letters to: with a subject heading that indicates the position for which you are applying. Deadline to apply: July 18. ArtSpace Charter School is now accepting applications for a Kindergarten Teacher. Applicants MUST have a current North Carolina teaching license in Elementary Education. Previous experience as a lead teacher in a kindergarten classroom is highly preferred. Applicants must be willing to work in a collaborative, integrated, experiential environment. Knowledge of the arts and arts integration strategies is preferred but not required. Please send resumes and cover letters to: with the subject heading “Kindergarten Teacher”. Deadline to apply: July 20.

THE LEARNING COMMUNITY SCHOOL • Hiring for Spanish, PE positions Small, experiential K/8 grade school hiring part-time teachers for SPANISH and PE. Afternoon hours, 12:45-4:30, 3-5 days a week. Two years experience in teaching/ coaching children a must for both positions. If you would like to work in a team-friendly environment and want more info, email employment@

Business Opportunities HELP WANTED • Make money mailing brochures from home. Free supplies. Helping homeworkers since 2001. Genuine opportunity. No experience required. Start immediately. (AAN CAN)

Announcements PREGNANT CONSIDERING ADOPTION? • Talk with caring agency specializing in matching birthmothers with families nationwide • Living expenses paid. Call 24/7 • Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions • 1-866-413-6293. (AAN CAN)

Classes & Workshops SEO/WEB WRITING CLASS Boost rankings of websites and learn how to make an income w/web writing. 8/4/12 1PM. $40 Adv reg required.

Mind, Body, Spirit


#1 AFFORDABLE COMMUNITY CONSCIOUS MASSAGE AND YOGA CENTER • 1224 Hendersonville Road. Asheville. $33/hour. • 20 Wonderful Therapists to choose from. Therapeutic Massage: • Deep Tissue • Swedish • Sports • Trigger Point. • Also offering: • Acupressure • Energy Work • Reflexology. • Save money, call now! 505-7088.

ASHEVILLE MASSAGE FOR WOMEN • Jess Toan, LMBT 7445, MA in Women’s Health. Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Prenatal, Swedish, Reiki, and Oncology Massage. $50 for first massage., 828-552-6609, Experienced, professional, and attentive. Call today! You won’t regret it. ZENERGY MASSAGE THERAPY AND WAXING CENTER Relax the Body; Calm the Mind Enjoy a full 60 min massage for only $50. or 30 min/$30. Body waxing for men and women; please call for pricing. Call Deb at (916)717-8414 Asheville LMT#11667

Spiritual ILLUMINATING YOUR PATH Call Master Psychic Intuitive, Nina Anin. • 15 years in Asheville. • Individuals • Groups • Parties. (828) 253-7472. SPIRIT COMMUNICATION/ ENERGY HEALING/MASSAGE Longing to connect with someone who has passed? Communication with spirit is deeply healing in the grief process. 928-301-8132

Musicians’ Xchange

Musical Services ASHEVILLE’S WHITEWATER RECORDING Full service studio services since 1987. • Mastering • Mixing and Recording. • CD/DVD duplication at the best prices. (828) 684-8284 • BLACK MOUNTAIN MUSIC PIANO AND COMPOSITION LESSONS AVAILABLE JAZZ/BLUES/POPULAR MUSIC - SLIDING SCALE Jazz Pianist - Composer - Accompanist - 40 years experience - MA in Jazz Composition - 75 cds released - former Rhodes College (TN) faculty member. Recently relocated to WNC. Accepting private students (adults and young adults only). Transposed Lead sheets available for singers. Contact: LEARN TO PLAY THE GUITAR! Lessons in a variety of styles, tailored to your personal goals. Any age or skill level accepted. (252)-955-8922

Pet Xchange

The New York Times Crossword

Pet Services

Edited by Will Shortz No.0606

ASHEVILLE PET SITTERS Dependable, loving care while

ADOPT TRIXIE Trixie is a one

you’re away. Reasonable rates.

year old sweet cat who is

Call Sandy (828) 215-7232.

searching for a loving home.


For more information on the

Lost Pets

adoption process, visit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue


at or call

Free service. If you have lost


or found a pet in WNC, post your listing here:


Automotive Services WE’LL FIX IT AUTOMOTIVE • Honda and Acura repair. Half REAGYN • Sheltie. One blue

price repair and service. ASE

eye, one brown. Last seen

and factory certified. Located in

Mt. Pisgah Trail area, 6/27/12.

the Weaverville area.

Afraid of people. Reward.

Please call 828-275-6063

Call any time. Leave

for appointment.

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message if no answer. Linda 704-907-8576.

For Sale

Pets for Adoption

Wanted CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808

ADOPT AVERITT! Averitt is a Border Collie mix puppy who is searching for a

Adult Services

loving home. For more information on the adoption


process, visit Brother Wolf

Your destination for relaxation.

Animal Rescue at

Call for your appointment. or call

Now available 7 days a week!


(828) 275-4443.

LOOKING for...

A Roommate? Office Space? Car, Truck or SUV? Music Connection? Pet? Used Merchandise? Listings for these categories & MUCH more can be found at:


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For answers, call 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 a minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800-814-5554. Annual subscriptions are available for the best of Sunday crosswords from the last 50 years: 1-888-7-ACROSS. AT&T users: Text NYTX to 386 to download puzzles, or visit for more information. Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 2,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). Share tips: Crosswords for young solvers:

The Art of Fermentation with Sandor Ellix Katz Tuesday, July 17 at 7 pm 55 Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801 | (828) 254-6734 |

• JULY 11 - JULY 17 2012


Mountain Xpress, July 11 2012  

Independent news, arts, events and information for Asheville and Western North Carolina

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