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p. 10 Queer and still here Expect a “whole lot of gay” in the Asheville area this coming week or so: To mark the fall incarnation of LGBT History
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Now that the Council meeting drama is over and the McKibbon group won the right to build a hotel on the blighted property across the Bailica of St. Lawrence, I was left with the following observations. It is pretty obvious from the lack of attendance from the Kessler group that the Basilica had at best a passing conversation with him to build anything on that site in our lifetime. Instead they wanted control of the property, but only after the city has absorbed the liability of tearing down the existing condemned structures. I am pretty sure we would have ended up with the last thing our tightly packed central business district needs: more surface parking. The property is sandwiched between two former hotels now used for low-income elderly care; the new hotel will bring some needed age and income diversification to this part of town. The view from the Basilica to a vibrant development will be much improved, compared to what churchgoers now see, while thousands of locals and guests who currently only glance at the Basilica driving by can enjoy the architecture in comfort. I hope the church will do the right thing both for the community and the Basilica by working with the city to straighten Page Avenue. This will allow a larger public plaza with the added bonus of removing some asphalt and cars from the view. Maybe our lesson from the approved (but never built) giant Ellington project is that small hotels are best for Asheville. Personally I like the Aloft; it makes a nice urban corridor for that side of Biltmore Avenue. But whatever opinions about its architectural merits, it sure beats a hole-in-theground surface parking lot and the Hot Dog King for fiscal contributions to the city. — Steve Woolum Asheville
I am for Asheville developing into a world-class small city. Development that fulfills these needs, I applaud. That said, I want it known I am not for how deals seem to be made and the public included only as window dressing on what seems to be done deals. I am against infill high-rise projects that detract from the charm and beauty of our city — as a specific example, Aloft Hotel — that, rather than add uniqueness and charm, stand as an eye-sore of mediocre design and materials, marring the quaintness of south Biltmore Avenue. I am against big-money developers believing they can have their way with Asheville by dangling money in front of our city officials. Downtown space has value that is almost incalculable. We are a sellers' market. The city and the people of Asheville deserve better than what has happened with development in the past. Currently, our city property facing the Basilica seems to have been the latest “done deal” that went for too little money to the same developer who built Aloft or, if you prefer, the Neon Sparkler. Paraphrasing Mayor Bellamy from the Sept. 11 Council hearing/meeting before Council’s final vote concerning the property facing the Basilica, “I don’t like the way this deal was done. Over the years, we did not give the public enough information and voice through the decision process.” We deserve better. — Joe Cobble Asheville
VotEr id is a chEap shot A friend of mine who lives near A.C. Reynolds High School passed along a mailer that was sent out by [N.C. House candidate] Nathan Ramsey. This mailer was touting the need for laws that require state residents to show an ID to vote. Shame on Nathan Ramsey for buying into the GOP's voter-suppression efforts that, strangely enough, seem to only appear in crucial swing states. Voter ID laws simply disenfranchise the students, poor people and the elderly who normally vote for Democrats. This move smacks of a ploy to get a hold of PAC money right out of Art Pope's pocket. I think he may have taken this clue from the "king" himself (Tim Moffitt, I am talking to you). Just ask any of these voter ID legislators to name some cases that involve in-person voter fraud occurring on a scale that would warrant a law to protect the ballot box. They won't be able to name one because it just isn't happening. If these guys want the GOP to win elections they should help them work on a message that actually appeals to people instead of taking cheap shots at our population's most vulnerable. — Valerie Barnes Asheville
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On July 26, 2011 the following was printed in the Mountain Xpress article “Field of Schemes?” about the proposed new Statehouse districts: "’Less than a quarter of Buncombe County's population is Republican,’ noted Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger, who was Democratic Rep. Patsy
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drEW rEisingEr: thoughtful lEadErship and indiVidual sErVicE The first time I met Drew Reisinger, I was struck by the priority he gave to me and our conversation. It's rare to be introduced to someone who looks you in the eyes and tries right away to learn something real about who you are, but Drew did just that, with a warmness all his own. I could feel that I was talking to someone who genuinely cares for people and is interested in what makes them unique. After experiencing Drew's accessibility in our first interaction, I haven't hesitated to get to know him and his work. Like his personal actions, Drew's leadership at the register of deeds office focuses on individuals and holds equal service for all as fundamental. I especially appreciate Drew's efforts to make materials in Spanish available online and
in print to the Latino community. By hiring two bilingual staff members he has enabled Spanish speakers to obtain vital records and is creating a stronger community for all residents of Buncombe County. It was one of these staff members, a dear friend of mine, who introduced me to Drew, and I know from her that he is a conscientious and fair employer who offers a certified living wage to his employees. It's easy to see that Drew is dedicated to serving the people of Buncombe County and that he respects the environment and resources that sustain us as well. His ethic of environmental stewardship led him to implement an e-recording and recycling program, leading by example for other local government offices. I trust Drew as register of deeds for Buncombe County because he values making the world a better place as his personal commitment. He has full scope on the big picture while maintaining the ethic of individual service. â€” Katie Souris Asheville
moffittâ€™s loyaltiEs liE ElsEWhErE Tim Moffitt's campaign is swimming in cash from outside sources. In 2010, his backers included Art Pope, the mogul from Dollar General and ALEC, the shadowy extremist group that seems determined to take the "public" out of public education. This year it's something called the Carolina Business Coalition Education Fund, which does not reveal its donors. Fortified by his cache of corporate money, Moffitt has already begun running television ads that tout his hometown roots, but a record of cutting aid to education and his efforts to plunder both the Asheville water system and the Asheville Airport suggest that his loyalties lie elsewhere. â€” Michael Carlebach Asheville
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Pride & Prejudice Asheville community mArks lGBt history month
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It's been a tumultuous year for LGBT advocates. On the one hand, national polls showed growing support for same-sex marriage, Asheville began offering domestic-partner benefits for city employees, and the locally based WE DO Campaign made national news. But in May, the strong voter support for Amendment One — now enshrined in North Carolina’s constitution — underscored how contentious the issue of LGBT rights remains. In Buncombe County, precincts within the city limits overwhelmingly opposed the amendment, which decrees heterosexual marriage the only legally recognized domestic union in the state; those outside of Asheville supported it. Against that backdrop, the local community is planning a busy schedule to mark the fall incarnation of LGBT History Month, including Qfest (a film festival) and Blue Ridge Pride (see box, “History Month Highlights”). These and many other events around town aim to celebrate the LGBT community’s determination, cultural heritage and continuing struggle for rights and recognition.
colors: At lAst yeAr’s Blue ridge Pride festivAl, the rAinBow flAg wAs rAised At city hAll. in A tumultuous yeAr for the lgBt community, A slew of events celeBrAte A viBrAnt And determined culture this month. Photo by Caitlin byrd
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hiStory month highlightS lgBt hiStory month runS throughout octoBer. key eventS include: Saturday, oct. 6: Blue Ridge PRide, Pack SquaRe PaRk, 12-7 P.m. (foR moRe infoRmation, viSit BlueRidgePRide.com). Sunday, oct. 7: qfeSt kickoff PaRty/gen Silent ScReening, fine aRtS theatRe, 7 P.m. thur. - Sun., oct. 11-14: qfeSt film feStival, fine aRtS theatRe (aShevilleqfeSt.com). WeekendS through Sunday, oct. 14: haiRSPRay, aSheville community theatRe, fRi./Sat. 7:30 P.m., SundayS 2:30 P.m. (aShevilletheatRe.oRg).
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Standing for civil rightS Blue Ridge Pride comes back to Pack Square Park Saturday, Oct. 6, in its biggest edition to date. Since last year, the event has attracted national attention; a May CNN story listed it among the top five places worldwide to celebrate LGBT History Month. This year’s theme is “United With Pride.” “It's not like the big-city pride festivals you go to,” spokesperson Holly Paar reports. “There's this local emphasis: In Asheville, we do things differently.” But the passage of Amendment One, she notes,“was a real blow, especially in this community which has always been so supportive.” Nonetheless, continues Paar, “There's no rest for the weary. That was one battle, but it's not the war.” This year, the festival will spill over into the Renaissance Asheville Hotel parking lot across the street; pet care is also on offer, so pet owners can attend. Another new feature is a direct-service area offering everything from legal advice to chiropractic care while highlighting LGBT-supportive local businesses. “There's going to be a little stage there as well, for the people with the booths to give their spiel on the importance of having legal documents drawn up,” Paar explains. This year’s entertainment roster will feature singer/ songwriter Amy Steinberg and alt-country artist Steff Mahan, as well as Asheville WordSlam poets Dakota Oder and Shanita Jackson, who attracted attention at the Brave New Voices competition in Oakland, Calif. Now in its fourth year, Blue Ridge Pride has evolved into a designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a 10-member board.
“It's not just for Asheville: We've got a lot of folks that help support us in Sylva; we've got folks in Madison and in some of the eastern parts of Tennessee,” Paar reveals. “We can't always serve that area, but that's what we're trying for.” The festival, she stresses, is “a celebration, but it's also a reminder that there are so many diverse groups within the LGBTQ community here. We have a history of grassroots movements here; we have a history of standing for civil rights. That has more power when we can all feel like we have a voice. “Really, Blue Ridge Pride's theme is seeking to say, ‘Yes, we have a lot of different opinions, a lot of different ways of living, but we're all in this together,’” adds Paar. “We get to celebrate who we are, the milestones we have — and the victories to come.”
a perfect niche Meanwhile, Qfest, founded last year by filmmaker Robert Gaston and performer Michael Sheldon, is returning to the Fine Arts Theatre. Featuring 19 movies, the expanded event will run Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 11-14. “It's such a perfect niche for this community: These are films that wouldn't normally get any distribution or play in a market like ours,” notes festival spokesperson Kara Arndt. “We have a real passion for that and wanted to bring it here. It's really important for these filmmakers to get as much play as possible.” Usually, she says, “These sort of film festivals are in New York, San Francisco, Toronto. Ours is unique, because it's such a smaller area here, and it's still growing.”
“We have a hiStory of graSSrootS movementS here, of Standing for civil rightS. that haS more poWer When We can all feel like We have a voice.” — holly paar, Blue ridge pride
Since last year, Arndt reports, “a lot more people are talking about it,” volunteering and helping organize the festival. Meanwhile, Qfest is already looking beyond the event, hoping to become an ongoing organization offering monthly screenings. Posana Café will create a signature drink for the festival, and The Hop is developing a special ice-cream flavor. Qfest is also planning an Oct. 7 pre-festival event: a special screening of Gen Silent. The documentary spotlights elderly LGBT people, a group that Arndt says is often forgotten. “There's so very little of this in film's mainstream,” she points out. “The behind-the-scenes to these films is just as important — to show the youth community that you can follow your passions and do what you're drawn to do.” Amid an up-and-down year for Asheville’s LGBT community, Arndt believes events like Qfest are rejuvenating and help remind people of their common ground. “This is a positive way to celebrate the community,” she says. “Any artistic, creative expression helps to bring relevance to a community, more than it just being a political soapbox. I think these films being shown in this area is incredibly important: We want film lovers of all types to come. These stories show the humanity of everyone.” X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or dforbes@ mountainx.com.
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sometimes static: Student interest in UNCA’s Internet radio station ebbs and flows, but Programming Director Asia Sheppard and Station Manager Drew Proctor say they’re trying make the Blue Echo more sustainable. Photo by Caitlin Byrd
by caitlin byrd The Blue Echo’s small office on the bottom floor of UNCA’s student union features two big glass windows, four computers, a pair of microphones and a soundboard. But despite the decal on the glass and the blue lights strung around a window frame, most students walk right by the school’s only Internet radio station. It's about 11:30 a.m. and, according to the agenda scrawled on the whiteboard, no one’s scheduled to be on the air. Two years ago, however, no one was on the air, period; that was the station's most recent hiatus but not the first. The Blue Echo had taken a similar break in 2005. You can chalk that spotty history up to a lack of commitment, says Rick Brophy, the station's faculty adviser since its inception 10 years ago. "You can sit down and spin all the tunes you want for an hour. But if you're doing it 10 times a week, 16 weeks a semester, it starts adding up," he explains. For almost every hour of on-air content, there's at least an hour of off-air planning for each of the Blue Echo’s 15 weekly shows, Station Manager drew Proctor estimates. But
hatching a plan to attract a consistent audience has proved to be perhaps the most challenging task of all. These days, thanks to online radio stations like Pandora and apps like Spotify, anyone can be their own disc jockey, creating and sharing playlists. "When we started the Blue Echo, Pandora and all of the other online services weren’t out there. Well, that's taken a lot of audience," notes Brophy.
turbulEnt timEs Proctor, meanwhile, says those services have changed the way he thinks about the station's programming. "We're switching toward more talk shows and talk-oriented shows, because we've seen that the numbers are higher. Basically we're asking ourselves what can we offer our listeners that Pandora doesn't," he reveals. "We had to really talk about what we wanted to be." A 2011 study by Edison Research showed a growing interest in online radio. Of the 1,505 Americans interviewed in July of that year, one-third said they’d listened to streaming AM/FM stations, Internet-only services like
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Pandora, or both in the previous month. And according to this year’s State of the News Media study conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Americans who listened to online radio last year did so for an average of 9 minutes, 47 seconds — compared with an estimated 6 minutes, 13 seconds in 2008. And to Asia sheppard, the Blue Echo's programming director, that spells opportunity. "You have to bring something new to the table and engage your audience to get an audience," says Sheppard, a former station DJ. "We don't just want to play music that we like: That's not what radio's about at all. We want to give our campus a voice." But how you do that inevitably leads to money questions. Around the time the Blue Echo started up, someone else on campus was trying to start a low-power-FM station. Equipping and running such a station would have been a lot more expensive, and even though the Federal Communications Commission accepted UNCA's application, Brophy says it just wasn't worth it in the end. "At 10 watts, you could only hear it on campus, and we would have to share it with a local community station. That whole idea fell off, but at the same time, that was when people started streaming," he explains. Funded through the university, the Blue Echo has a budget of a couple of thousand dollars per year; Proctor says a show is doing well when 20 people tune in at once. Brophy attributes those low numbers to the station's unstable history and the resulting attitudes. "Because of the tumultuous times and the things that went downhill, people stopped listening, stopped paying attention and thought, 'Blue Echo is a joke,'" Brophy recalls. And though he, Proctor and Sheppard all say they think college radio is dying, that won't stop them from trying to keep the Blue Echo alive. "You can get your music anywhere, and I think college radio stations need to figure out why their students should listen to them,” notes Brophy. “We need to find our niche on this campus, and I think that's what college radio has to do.” X Caitlin Byrd can be reached at email@example.com, or at 251-1333, ext. 140.
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Thank you for food for 152,220 meals! MANNA FoodBank thanks all those who helped provide food for 152,220 meals in WNC through their support of 2012 Empty Bowls. Sponsors Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel, Clear Channel of Asheville, Mission Health System, CarePartners Foundation, Lamar Advertising, Pepsi Cola Bottling, Arden Dental Group, Blue Ridge Orthodontics, New Belgium Brewing, TD Bank, Lowes Foods, Alsco, Doubletree Asheville Biltmore, Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
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Soup, Bread, Dessert & Beverage Donors Biltmore, Bistro 1896, Brixx, Carmel’s, Chef’s Stage Buffet at Harrah’s Cherokee, Chestnut, City Bakery, The Corner Kitchen, Cucina 24, Deereld Episcopal Retirement Community, Doubletree, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, GO Kitchen Ready, Roux, 12 Bones, Kilwin’s Chocolate, Fudge, and Ice Cream, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Luella’s Bar-B-Que, Mosaic Café, Mountain City Coffee Roasters Entertainers Mark Guest Trio with Mary Pearson Alarm Clock Conspiracy Duo Bowl Artists & Donors Highwater Clays, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Denise Baker, Tisha Cook, Paul Frehe, Barbara Gerber, John Hartom, Gabriel Kline, Brian McCarthy, Lori Theriault, David Voorhees, and more than 100 other artists and studios ...not to mention the event volunteer crew and 875 enthusiastic attendees!
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by JakE frankEl The race for chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners pits incumbent Democrat david Gantt against Republican challenger J.B. Howard. The two squared off in a Sept. 24 forum sponsored by the Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters, revealing starkly contrasting approaches to economic development, education, the budget and other issues. Howard came out swinging, telling the roughly 75 people in attendance at A-B Tech, "The present leadership in Buncombe County has failed miserably." A former state highway patrolman who’s now a private investigator, Howard said the biggest thing the county can do to stimulate job growth is cut government spending. The county, he maintained, should "evaluate every bit of waste we have, take that money and give it to our small businesses to expand.” Slamming the millions of dollars in economic incentives the county pledged over the past year to lure businesses here, Howard proclaimed, "We need to keep the companies that are coming here from other states out of here.” Gantt, meanwhile, defended the $14.5 million in tax incentives and grants to Linamar, a Canadian auto-parts manufacturer, over the next several years in exchange for the company’s investing $200 million in a south Asheville facility and hiring 650 workers. He also supported up to $8.45 million in grants to New Belgium Brewing Co., which has agreed to invest $175 million in a River Arts District production facility and hire 154 workers.
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that’s my chair: In the race for chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Republican challenger J.B. Howard, right, squares off against Democratic incumbent David Gantt, left. Photo by Max Cooper Those incentives, said Gantt, played a key role in bringing these companies and their jobs here. But the county's high quality of life and educational system played an even greater role, he said. Linamar executives have cited A-B Tech as one reason the company chose Asheville. And last year’s successful sales-tax referendum for the school, contended Gantt, will pay further dividends. "We have to have facilities that have the technology of the 21st century and beyond," he explained. "We have to support A-B Tech; we have to have jobs for people. And the way you do that is, you build facilities that help nurture the jobs, which are going to be in health, in services, in nursing, and we're doing that, and we want to continue to do that." Howard, however, said: "Building new buildings does not educate children. It's teachers: quality teachers." The county, he charged, also places too many restrictions on local businesses, though he cited no specific examples. Local business owners, responded Gantt, "tell me every day that the county is easier to deal
with than the other municipalities around here, and I hope we keep it that way." He added, "We can still have rules to keep our quality of life, but we don't need to strangle business." The moderator Jerri Jameson of Clear Channel Asheville, asked the candidates about their views on taxes and spending. Howard said cutting the county's debt is paramount. Gantt, citing the county’s recently acquired AAA credit rating, declared, "I'm certainly not going to cut education; I'm not going to cut public safety; I'm not going to cut out the economic incentives we have." The incumbent said he doesn’t foresee raising taxes, cautioning that the board must see the results of the upcoming property revaluation before determining the best course of action. Howard, however, said, "If you analyze that budget and cut the waste out of it, then you won't have to worry about raising people’s taxes." Asked about the Greenways and Trails Master Plan, which the commissioners recently approved without committing any money toward the estimated $39.3 million cost, both candidates said they oppose holding a bond referendum next year to fund implementation. But Howard went much further, pitting Asheville residents against those living outside the city limits. "The culture in Asheville loves the idea of that greenway," he said. "Now, the hardworking people out here don't do the things they do down on Lexington Avenue at 11 o'clock on Friday and Saturday nights; they work. So let’s put that greenway on hold and
Voter information: If you need information about voting (precinct, district, polling place), you may call the Buncombe County Board of Elections at 250-4200, or access it through the N.C. State Board of Elections’ new Voter Info website: ncvoter.org. registration: The registration deadline for voting is Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m., unless you use the One-Stop Voting service, which allows you to register and vote in one stop. one-stop Voting: Thursday, Oct. 18, to Saturday, Nov. 3 (1 p.m.). Call 250-4200 for location closest to you, or go to “When and Where Can I Vote Early” section: ncvoter.org. absentee Voting: Absentee ballot requests are due Tuesday, Oct. 30, unless you are sick or incapacitated. Ballots are due back at Board of Elections on Monday, Nov. 5. For more information, call 250-4200 or go to ncvoter.org. military and overseas absentee Voting: Ballots are due by close of polls on election day (Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.); voters may alternatively use a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB). For more information, call 250-4200 or go to ncsbe.gov. Election day: Tuesday, Nov. 6 – all precincts open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To find your precinct location, call 250-4200 or go to ncvoter.org.
spend the money more wisely," the Fairview resident urged. "I have always been told, if you play, you pay. Now why should the taxpayers of this county be burdened with building bike trails, walking trails, picnic areas all around the county? We have plenty of churches, we have plenty of other organizations that have places they can go." Gantt, an attorney who lives in Arden, said he supports the plan in principle, but it will require private donations and federal grants as well as county funding. "Greenways are part of what makes us a great place to live, but we have other priorities right now," said Gantt. "But we need to talk about it and figure out how we can ... continue to provide greenways, farms and conservation easements before everything gets developed." X For more election news, go to mountainx.com/ election. Jake Frankel can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 115, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
campaign calEndar monday, 10/8 So You Think You Can Dance? david gantt for Chairman Meet & Greet with Asheville dance stars from Tango Asheville. At the historic Chiles House in Kenilworth, 21 Chiles St., 6-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public; information at 423-6476. monday, 10/8 League of Women Voters Forum for District 2, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (Ellen frost, mike fryar, christina merrill, Republicans; Ellen frost, carol peterson, Democrats), and District 115, N.C. House of Representatives (nathan ramsey, Republican; susan Wilson, Democrat), 6:308:30 p.m. in the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain. Moderated by Jerri Jameson, news director for Clear Channel Asheville; co-sponsored by 570 WWNC and 880, Mountain Xpress and The Urban News. tuesday, 10/9 Democrats on the Move Rally, 6-8 p.m., Lake Tomahawk Park, Black Mountain. Program features BBQ and Bluegrass with short speeches from statewide and local Democratic candidates. tuesday, 10/9 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners forum, 5:30-8 p.m., hosted at the Phil Mechanic Studios. Candidates are
invited to bring a piece of art that is meaningful to them to talk about with the audience, in addition to a Q&A forum. 109 Roberts St., River Arts District. thursday, 10/11 Campaign Appreciation Event for carol peterson, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, hosted by John Young at Weaverville Town Hall. Free event; hot dog dinner included; 5:30-8 p.m. monday, 10/15 League of Women Voters Forum for District 3, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (terry Van duyn, michelle pace Wood, Democrats; Joe belcher, david king, Republicans) and District 116, N.C. House of Representatives (Jane Whilden, Democrat; tim moffitt, Republican), 6:308:30 p.m., Skyland Volunteer Fire Department, 9 Miller Road (where Long Shoals meets Hendersonville Road). Moderated by Jerri Jameson, news director for Clear Channel Asheville; co-sponsored by 570 WWNC and 880, Mountain Xpress and The Urban News. Candidates and groups: Please send public event notices for this calendar to nholder@mountainx. com. Submission deadline is Thursday morning before the next Wednesday edition.
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your guide to community events, classes, concerts & galleries
calendar categories community events & workshops / social & shared-interest groups / government & politics / seniors & retirees / animals / technology / business & careers / volunteering / health programs / support groups / helplines / sports groups & activities / kids / spirituality / arts / spoken & written word / festivals & gatherings / music / theater / comedy / film / dance / auditions & call to artists cAlendAr For octoBer 3 11, 2012 unless otherWise stAted, events tAke PlAce in Asheville, And Phone numBers Are in the 828 AreA code. dAy-By-dAy cAlendAr is online want to find out everything that's happening today -- or tomorrow, or any day of the week? go to www.mountainx.com/events. WeekdAy ABBreviAtions: Su = Sunday, mo = monday, tu = tuesday, we = wednesday, th = thursday, fR = friday, Sa = Saturday
animals Asheville Pet outreAch • Asheville Pet Outreach Program seeks a lead volunteer coordinator. Responsibilities include door-to-
door outreach, data collection, community partnerships, events and more. two Saturdays per month required. non-paid position. info and resume: apop@ humanealliance.org. • Outreach Volunteers are also needed to engage in door-to-door outreach in underserved communities. Info and application: apop@ humanealliance.org. Brother WolF AnimAl rescue • Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, 31 Glendale Ave., seeks foster homes and volunteers for its no-kill shelter. Volunteers for the Second Chances Thrift Store also needed. decide your own adoption fee throughout october. foster: email@example.com or 273-1428. Volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-2954. hoWl in • SA (10/6), 3-6pm - Full Moon Farm's Howl In will feature tours of
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can’t find your group’s listing? Due to the abundance of great things to do in our area, we only have the space in print to focus on timely events. Our print calendar now covers an eight-day range. For a complete directory of all Community Calendar groups and upcoming events, please visit www.mountainx. com/events. In order to qualify for a free listing, an event must cost no more than $40 to attend and be sponsored by and/or benefit a nonprofit. If an event benefits a business, it’s a paid listing. If you wish to submit an event for Clubland (our free live music listings), please e-mail email@example.com.
oak ridge beards: In addition to their musical prowess, the Oak Ridge Boys have some pretty fierce facial hair (particularly William Lee Golden, left). Hear their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs at a benefit for Sugar Grove Developmental Day School on Thursday, Oct. 4 in Appalachian State University’s Holmes Center. (pg. 24) Photo by Jeff Sciortino
frEE listings To submit a free listing: online submission form (best): http://www.mountainx.com/events/ submission E-mail (second best): firstname.lastname@example.org fax (next best): (828) 251-1311, Attn: Free Calendar mail: Free Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 in person: Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), second floor, downtown Asheville. Please limit your submission to 40 words or less. Questions? Call (828) 251-1333, ext. 365.
paid listings Paid listings lead the calendar sections in which they are placed, and are marked (pd.). To submit a paid listing, send it to our Classified Department by any of the following methods. Be sure to include your phone number, for billing purposes. E-mail: email@example.com. fax: (828) 251-1311, Attn: Commercial Calendar mail: Commercial Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 in person: Classified Dept., Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), Ste. 214, downtown Asheville. Questions? Call our Classified Department at (828) 251-1333, ext. 335.
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rescue wolfdogs. Optional potluck $5. Info and location: www.fullmoonfarm.org or 664-9818.
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511 Main St., Hendersonville. $3 admission fee, unless otherwise noted. www.teamecco.org or 6928386. • FR (10/5), 7-8:30pm - "Light of the Moon" aquarium tour. Free; donations accepted.
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.exhibition oct 25-nov 11. info: http://bluerageasheville.wordpress.com AmericAn Folk Art And FrAminG Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. amerifolk.com or 281-2134.
• Through WE (10/10) - Transitions, works by self-taught Southern artists. APPAlAchiAn stAte university 423 west king St., Boone. info: www.tcva.org or 262-3017. • Through SA (2/9) - Spaces of the Brain, works by Jedrzej Stepak, will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery. • Through SA (11/24) - Roadside Attraction, works by karen Bondarchuk, will be on display in Gallery B. --- At a Glance, works by Curt Brill, will be on display in the Mayer Gallery. • Through SA (10/27) - My Second World: Contemporary Painting
from the Private Collection of Christopher Sztyber, will be on display in the Main Gallery. • Through SA (12/1) - Forever Protected, paintings for the Blue Ridge Conservancy by Gayle Stott Lowry, will be on display in the Community Gallery. • Through SA (11/10) - ArtJam: 6 Artists, 6 Media, featuring virginabased artists, will be on display in Gallery A. Art At BrevArd colleGe Exhibits are free, unless otherwise noted. info: www.brevard.edu/art or 884-8188. • FR (10/5) through FR (11/2) - A faculty exhibition will be on display in the Spiers Gallery.
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Art At mArs hill colleGe Weizenblatt Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm. info: www.mhc.edu. • Through MO (10/8) Photography by Daniel Kariko.
cAlliGrAPhic Art exhiBit • Through TU (10/30) - Grace, calligraphy pieces from various North Carolina artists, will be on display at First Congregational United church of christ, 20 oak St. Sponsored by Carolina Lettering arts Society. info: 252-8729.
old tools And Blue ridGe Pottery • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (10/27), 10am4pm - The Blue Ridge Art Guild and yancey history association present a double exhibition in the historic McElroy House, 11 Academy St., Burnsville. Old tools and Blue Ridge pottery will be featured alongside BRAG artist paintings. $3/members free. info: www. bragwnc.com.
Art At uncA art exhibits and events at the university are free, unless otherwise noted. info: www.unca.edu. • Through FR (10/26) - Lia Cook: Bridge 11 will be on display at unca's center for craft, creativity and design, 1181 Broyles Road, Hendersonville. • Through TU (10/23) - The annual Art Front Exhibit, featuring works in various media by members of unca's student art organization, will be on display in Highsmith Gallery. • Through TU (10/23) - Annual Invitational Art Exhibition will be on display in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. 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: www.ashevilleart.org or 253-3227. • Through SU (11/25) - High, Low and In Between. Artist Mel Chin extracted images from 25 volumes of Funk and Wagnall’s 1953 encyclopedia and edited them as collages freed of their historical context. On display in the museum's East Wing, main level. • 1st WEDNESDAYS - The Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, offers free museum admission after 3pm on the first wednesday of each month. info: www.ashevilleart.org or 253-3227. • Through SU (1/6) - Art/Sewn, "works of art in which sewing is integral to the making and viewing experience." • FR (10/5) through SU (1/20) - Chasing the Image, works by Madeleine d’Ivry Lord and Sally Massengale, will be on display in the north wing. • FR (10/5), 5-7pm - Opening reception and gallery talk. Asheville Art WAlk • FR (10/5), 5-8pm - The Asheville Art Walk will feature extended gallery hours and art-related festivities throughout downtown. info: www.ashevilledowntowngalleries. org. BlAck mountAin center For the Arts Old City Hall, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-3pm. Info: www.BlackMountainArts.org or 669-0930. • Through FR (10/12) - David Young and Julia Burr: Streaming,
cAstell PhotoGrAPhy 2C Wilson Alley. Wed.-Fri., noon6pm; Sat., noon-7pm, or by appointment. Info: www.castellphotography.com or 255-1188. • Through SA (10/6) - SHIFT, works by fred cray, Sharon haper, anne Arden McDonald and Lisa M. Robinson. dr. sketchy's • TH (10/4), 7pm - Dr. Sketchy's will present the Rocky Horror Sketching Show at Eleven on grove, 11 grove St. $10/$7 students. Bring supplies. Info: admin@ queen-april.com. events At montFord Books And more 31 montford ave. info: www.montfordbooks.com or 285-8805. • FR (10/5), 6-8pm - Opening reception for Going Home, works inspired by the Burnsville family homestead and new studio of dean mccurry. Flood GAllery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: www.floodgallery.org or 2542166. • SA (10/6) through TU (10/30) Paintings by Juie Rattley III. • SA (10/6), 6-9pm - Opening reception.
Pink doG creAtive A multi-use arts space located at 342 depot St. info: www.pinkdogcreative.com. • Through SA (12/15) - Watershed: The French Broad River, photographs by Jeff Rich, will be on display Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm. PumP GAllery 109 Roberts St. tues.-Sat., 10am4pm. Info: www.philmechanicstudios.com. • SA (10/6) through TU (10/30) Timeline, works by Bridget conn. • SA (10/6), 6-9pm - Opening reception. renA ruArk lindstrom • Through SU (10/7) - Let Color Be Itself, an installation by painter Rena Ruark Lindstrom, will be on display at West End Bakery, 757 Haywood Road. Info: 606-7597 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. grovewood.com.
Folk Art center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am6pm. Info: www.craftguild.org or 298-7928. • Through TU (10/30) - Works by Elizabeth Garlington (fiber) and drew langsner (wood).
seven sisters GAllery 117 Cherry St., Black Mountain. Summer hours: mon.-Sat., 10am6pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www.sevensistersgallery.com or 669-5107. • Through SU (11/4) - Works by Jenny Buckner.
Fusion Art shoW • Through SA (10/6) - Fusion Art Show, presented by the tryon Painters and Sculptors group. Held at TAC, 373 Harmon Field Road, tryon. info: 859-8392.
skyukA Fine Art 133 n. trade St., tryon. tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and by appointment. info: skyukafineart.com or 8173783. • Through WE (10/31) - Recent work by Richard Christian Nelson.
GroveWood GAllery located at 111 grovewood Road. April-Dec.: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. info: www.grovewood.com or 253-7651. • SU (10/7), 1-3pm - A wood turning demonstration by Californiabased artist Jerry kermode. hAnd hooked ruG exhiBit • WE (10/3), noon-7pm - The Pearl McGown Teachers’ Workshop presents an exhibit of handhooked rugs, wall hangings, pillows, tote bags and more at the lutheridge conference center, 2511 Hendersonville Road. Free.
studio B A framing studio and art gallery at 171 Weaverville Highway, Asheville. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10am5:30pm and Sat. 10am-3pm. info: www.galleryatstudiob.com or 225-5200. • TH (10/4) through SA (11/10) - Along the Way, paintings by Brennen McElhaney. •TH (10/4), 5:30-7:30pm - Opening reception. sWAnnAnoA vAlley Fine Arts leAGue Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black
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THE BENDER GALLERY 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon5pm. Info: www.thebendergallery. com or 505-8341. • FR (10/5) through FR (12/28) Vitric Compositions: Assemblages in Glass. • FR (10/5) - Opening reception.
Why: Wild South is taking a cue from Maurice Sendak's classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are for its upcoming Wild South Weekend. There are few things altruistic citizens (monster or otherwise) love more than barbecue and good music, and Wild South has quite the adventure planned.
TRANSYLVANIA COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am4:30pm. Info: www.artsofbrevard. org or 884-2787. • Through FR (10/5) - Invitational Show. TRYON PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS • Through SU (11/11) - The Tryon Painters and Sculptors juried art show will be on display at 26 Maple St., Tryon. Info: www.tryonpaintersandsculptors.com. VADIM BORA RETROSPECTIVE • Through TH (11/30) - A retrospective of sculptor and painter Vadim Bora will be on display in Warren Wilson College’s Elizabeth Holden Gallery. Mon.-Fri., 9:30am4pm; Sun., 1-4pm and by appointment. Info: www.warren-wilson. edu or 771-3038. WORKING GIRLS STUDIO AND GALLERY • FR (10/5) through FR (12/7) New works by painter Eli Corbin and photographer Lynne Harty will be on display at Working Girls Studio and Gallery, 30 Battery Park Ave., Suite 200. Info: www. workinggirlsstudio.com or 2430200. • FR (10/5), 5-8pm - Opening reception ZAPOW! 21 Battery Park, Suite 101. Mon., Wed. & Fri., noon-8pm. Thurs., noon-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun. 1-6pm. Info: www.zapow.net or 575-2024. • FR (10/5) through SU (11/18) Dia de los Muertos, a group show featuring "works honoring the dearly departed." • FR (10/5), 7-9pm - An opening reception will include free drinks, a live mariachi band, sugar skull face painting and palm readings. Free to attend; face painting and palm readings for small fee.
AUDITIONS & CALL TO ARTISTS ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY THEATRE Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: www.ashevilletheatre.org or 254-1320.
This nonprofit, grass-roots organization works with people of all ages to preserve forests and parks throughout the South. North Carolina initiatives include efforts to protect regional wildlife, old growth forests and local rivers.
Where: Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain.
The Wild South Weekend includes two events at Pisgah Brewing Company, including a performance by jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker on Friday and a Wild South Rumpus featuring Overflow Jug Band and Velvet Truckstop on Saturday. Local barbecue from Foothills Family Farms will be just one of the highlights of Saturday's celebration. The farm's pasture-raised beef is primarily fed Pisgah Brewing Company barley, demonstrating Wild South's commitment to the local ecosystem.
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• TU (10/9), 6-8pm - Auditions for The Santaland Diaries.
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BLUE RIDGE HOLIDAY MARKET • Through FR (11/9) - Applications from local vendors will be accepted by Blue Ridge Community College's holiday market through Nov. 9. Info: www.bit.ly/brholidaymarket or 694-4747.
WITCHES OF EAST END TV PILOT • Extras are sought for the television pilot of Witches of East End, to be filmed in WNC and Wilmington. Info and casting requirements: WOEEcasting@ gmail.com.
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FICTION CONTEST • Through TH (11/1) - The Fountainhead Bookstore will accept submissions for its Family Gatherings fiction contest through Nov. 1. Info: www.fountainhead bookstore.com or 697-1870.
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• TH (10/4), 7pm - "Beyond the Shoe Box," to benefit Operation Christmas Child, will feature music, videos and spiritual impact stories. Held at Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 777 Tunnel Road. Free. Info: 299-7400.
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MINI-GRANTS FOR YOUTH GROUPS • Through FR (10/5) - The N.C. Youth Advisory Council of the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office will accept applications for mini-grants through Oct. 5. Applications are available to youth groups associated with nonprofits or governmental agencies to conduct community projects. Info and application: (919) 807-4400 or www.avl.mx/jf.
• SA (10/6), 2-5pm - A silent auction, to assist with local author/ artist/medium MariJo Moore's medical expenses, will feature indigenous items including a buffalo robe, pottery, jewelry, baskets, photographs and art from various Indian nations. Hosted by Crystal Visions, 5426 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. Free; donations accepted. Info: www.marijomoore. com or www.crystalvisionsbooks. com.
REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANT • Through TU (10/16) - The Regional Artist Project Grant will accept applications from developing arts professionals who reside in Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell or Yancey Counties. Info:
A NIGHT IN THE FOREST • TH (10/11), 6-9pm - "A Night in the Forest," to benefit the Western North Carolina Alliance, will be hosted by Asheville Affiliates at The Lift, 349 Depot St. The evening will feature food,
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CHARITY ESTATE ART SALE • TH (10/11) through SU (10/14) - The Charity Estate Art Sale, to benefit CarePartners, will feature art furnished by Marcia Kelly. Held at 105 Fairview Road. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info and hours: www.carepartnersfoundation.org 777-0773. COW FLOP • SA (10/6), 11am - The Cow Flop fundraiser, to benefit Mountain Housing Opportunities and OnTrack WNC Financial Education and Counseling, will be hosted by the The Mortgage Bankers Association of WNC at Reeves Chapel Methodist Church, 225 Sardis Road. A live cow stands on a grid and the winner receives $500 if it "flops" on their space. $5
per ticket. Info: email@example.com or 348-3210. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS OF ASHEVILLE GOLF TOURNAMENT • TH (10/11), 1-6pm - A golf tournament, to benefit Disabled American Veterans of Asheville, will be held at Asheville Municipal Golf Course, 226 Fairway Drive. $125. Info: NCDAV02@gmail.com or 273-4975. FASHION SHOW BENEFIT • TH (10/4), 3-5pm - A fashion show will be held in the Haywood Park Hotel atrium to benefit Asheville GreenWorks and Friends of Pritchard Park. Light refreshments included. Tickets available at the LaZoom ticket window on Battery Park Avenue. $25. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 242-545. FURRY FRIENDS BENEFIT BASH • TH (10/4), 6pm - The Furry Friends Benefit Bash, to benefit the Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and a cash bar. Held at Cork and Cleaver in the Waynesville Inn, 176 Country Club Drive. $50. Info: www.sargeandfriends.org. GOLFING FOR KIDS • SA (10/6), 1pm - Golfing for Kids, to benefit the Henderson County Foster Parent Association, will be
held at Cumming’s Cove Golf and Country Club, 20 Cummings Cove Parkway, Hendersonville. $75. Info: www.hendersoncountync. org/dss or email@example.com. GOURMET SPAGHETTI DINNER • TU (10/9), 6pm - The Celebrity Chef Gil Rowe's Gourmet Spaghetti Dinner, to benefit Parkway Playhouse, will feature an unveiling of the theater's 2013 season. Held at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 101 N. Main St., Burnsville. $20/$6 children 10 and under. Info: www.parkwayplayhouse.com or 682-4285. HOPE IN HARMONY • SU (10/7), 4:30pm - Hope in Harmony, a benefit for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, will be hosted by First Baptist Church, 53 S. Main St., Marshall. Pink and black clothing encouraged. $2. Info: 649-3151 or firstname.lastname@example.org. JAZZ PIANO BENEFIT CONCERT • FR (10/5), 7:30pm Internationally-known jazz pianist and composer Michael Jefry Stevens will perform a solo concert to benefit the Black Mountain Center for the Arts at 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. $15. Advanced tickets recommended. Info: www.blackmountainarts.org or 669-0930. MOTORCYCLE RUN AND PIG PICKIN’ • SA (10/6), 10am-2:30pm - The fifth annual Motorcycle Run and Pig Pickin’ BBQ will be held at Three Streams Family Health Center, 1710 Old Haywood Road, to benefit the organization's efforts to provide primary and acute care to the uninsured and under served of WNC. $10/$6 children. Info: http://avl.mx/k7. OAK RIDGE BOYS • TH (10/4), 7:30pm - The Oak Ridge Boys and Carolina Crossing will perform a concert to benefit Sugar Grove Developmental Day School in Appalachian State University's Holmes Center. $25$50. Info: www.theholmescenter. com or 262-6603. PINK IN THE PARK 5K • SA (10/6), 10am - "Pink in the Park" 5K will benefit Beauty Through Cancer and Ladies Night Out. Held in Biltmore Park Town Square, Exit 37 off I-26. Registration begins at 9am. $25. Info and registration: http://avl. mx/k8. SWING FOR A CAUSE • TU (10/9) & WE (10/10) - Swing for a Cause, to benefit Mission Breast Program, will be held at the Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road. $200 for both days. A dinner on Tuesday includes a performance by Kat Williams for $30. Info, time and dinner reservations: 258-9183.
Business & Technology AAAC Artist's CurriCulum instruCtors • The Asheville Area Arts Council seeks instructors for its Artist's Curriculum program to provide business management training for creative professionals. Topics include financial management, software, business planning, graphic production, marketing, etc. Interested instructors are invited to apply: email@example.com. AppAlAChiAn Women entrepreneurs • 1st WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Meet other female arts/crafts/food/ beauty-based business owners at HandMade in America, 125 S. Lexington Ave. Childcare available for $10 with RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. BAsiC Computer ClAss • TU (10/9), 2-4:30pm - A class on computer basics will be held at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. Geared to those with little or no computer experience. Free. Info and registration: cheryl. email@example.com or 250-4754. mountAin BizWorks Workshops 153 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 2532834 or www.mountainbizworks. org. • MONDAYS, noon & WEDNESDAYS, 4:30pm - An informational meeting about Mountain BizWorks' programs will help businesses make the first step toward accessing the organization's services. Free. Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-2834. • WE (10/3), 9am-noon Foundations Business Planning Course. Turn business ideas into business plans. This eight-week session meets every Wednesday. Sliding-scale. Info: email@example.com or 253-2834 x23.
classes, MeeTings & evenTs 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. www.purlsyarnemporium.com 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 Safari & Mail, 4th Tuesday - iMovie
Basics, 5th Tuesday - Alternate between Garageband and iWork Essentials, Wednesdays - iPad Basics. Registration is just $9.99 at classes@charlottestreetcomputers. com.
Square Pumpkin. Maze features 12 acres of trails and three levels of difficulty. Located at 2 Compton Drive. $9/$6 children 4-11. Group rates available. Info: www.eliada. org or 254-5356.
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emBroiderers' Guild oF AmeriCA • TH (10/4), 9:30am-noon - The monthly meeting of the WNC chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will focus on Agecroft Sweet Bags. Held at Cummings United Methodist Church, 3 Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe. Info and cost: 654-9788.
mediCine WAlk retreAt (pd.) November 9-11, Highlands NC: JOIN US for a weekend of self-discovery in a WomanCentered Space. Explore the Lakota Seven Rites Teachings and Experience the healing of a Sacred Pipe Ceremony with earthbased curandera (healer) Niccole Toralwww.circleofcreativewomen. com. YoGA Cosmos & shine FridAYs (pd.) 5pm- 90 mins. of dynamic yoga connection from the inspiration of Richard Fabio. Sundays 10 am. Cultivate confidence and an easy spirit through alignment with Kim Drye. Lighten Up Yoga, 60 Biltmore Ave, 254-7756 150th AnniversArY oF the Civil WAr • Through TU (10/30), 10am-5pm - Henderson County Heritage Museum will observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with never-before-seen artifacts including military weaponry and uniforms at 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 6941619. ACrYliC pAintinG ClAss • WEDNESDAYS through (11/7), 10am-noon - Acrylic painting classes will be offered by the Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Road. $15 per month includes supplies (except brushes). Registration required. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 350-2051. AmeriCAn Business Women's AssoCiAtion Info: www.abwaskyhy.com. • TH (10/4), 5:30-7:30pm - A dinner meeting will be held at Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Drive. $25. Info: www.ABWA.org or email@example.com. AstronomY And stAr GAzinG • MO (10/8), 8:30-11:30pm “Astronomy and Star Gazing: The October Sky Workshop” will be led by the Astronomy Club of Asheville. Meets at UNCA's Reuter Center. $35. Info: olliasheville.com or 251-6140. eliAdA Corn mAze • FRIDAYS, 4-8pm; SATURDAYS, 10am-8pm & SUNDAYS, 11am7pm through (10/28) - This year's Eliada corn maze is based on the children's book Spookley the
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: www. hendersoncountymuseum.org or 694-1619. • Through SU (12/30) - School Days: 1797-1940 will feature a complete timeline of that era for all schools in Henderson County, many of which no longer exist.
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n.C. ArBoretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Programs are free with $8 parking fee. Info: www.ncarboretum.org or 665-2492. • Through SU (1/6) - After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals and Ice, featuring fossils and teeth, allows visitors to "touch the Ice Age." $3/$2 students, in addition to parking fee. ruBBer BridGe • TUESDAYS, 9-11:30am - Rubber Bridge will be played at East Asheville Recreation Center, 906 Tunnel Road. No partner required. Info: 298-8979. speed dAtinG • FRIDAYS, 7pm - Mountain Minglers offers a variety of speed dating events in a "casual, no-
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pressure, alcohol-free environment." Held at various locations in Asheville. $20/$15 in advance. a portion of proceeds benefits a local nonprofit. Info and registration: www.MountainMinglers.com. tAPestry: All Women, mAny threAds, one story • 2nd TUESDAYS, 6:30pm Tapestry is a monthly event for women of all ages to come together to be refreshed, meet new friends and be encouraged. hosted by creature's cafe, 81 Patton ave. info: www.creaturescafe.com. teAm ecco center For oceAn AWAreness 511 Main St., Hendersonville. $3 admission fee, unless otherwise noted. www.teamecco.org or 6928386. • SA (10/6), 10am-5pm - "Reach for the Beach" sand castle-building contest will be held at First Citizens Plaza, 539 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free. veterAns For PeAce Info: vfpchapter099wnc.blogspot. com. • TH (10/4), 6:30pm - Veterans for Peace will meet at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St.
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vietnAm trAvelinG memoriAl WAll • TH (10/4) through MO (10/8) The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be on display at Acquoni expo center, 1501 acquoni Road, cherokee. free. info: www.visitcherokeenc.com or www.travelingwall.us. Willy thilly meetuP • FRIDAYS, 7-9pm - A community group for those who enjoy "fun conversation in a relaxed, sophisticated environment." All topics welcome. Held at North Asheville Recreation Center, 37 E. larchmont Road. free to attend. Info: (617) 699-1173. Wnc knitters And crocheters • MO (10/8), 7pm - The Fletcher Branch will meet at the Unity Center, 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. The group is focused on "hat ministry" and will donate hats to local charities in December. Info: 654-9788.
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veritAs FleA mArket • SA (10/6), 8am-2pm - Veritas christian academy, 17 cane creek Road, will host a flea market featuring more than 300 family vendors with thousands of goods including household items, toys, books, CDs and DVDs, clothing, furniture, sporting goods, electronics and more. free to attend. info: www.veritasnc.org.
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you don't oWn me rAlly • WE (10/3), noon - The "You Don't Own Me" rally will honor Domestic Violence Awareness month with speakers, refreshments, music, information and the Ripples of Hope display by
Daydreamz Project. Held near Henderson Community College's fountain. free. info: www.haywood.edu or 456-7898.
comEdy BeAn And BAiley • SU (10/7), 6pm - Comedy duo Bean and Bailey will perform at trinity of fairview Baptist church, 646 Concord Road, Fairview, as part of the heritage weekend celebration. Info: andyplemmons@ trinityoffairview.org or www.trinityoffairview.com. mrsoe shoWcAse • TU (10/9), 9pm - MRSOE (The most RaceS Show on earth), a multicultural comedy showcase, will be held at The LAB, 39 North lexington ave. a portion of proceeds benefits the ywca Stand against Racism initiative. $8. info: www.lexavebrew.com or www. mrsoe.com. uPriGht citizens BriGAde • TH (10/11), 7:30pm - The Upright citizens Brigade touring company will perform in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts Center. Ages 16 and up. $5. info: bardoartscenter. wcu.edu or 227-3622.
dancE studio zAhiyA (pd.) Drop in Classes: Monday 6-7 Fusion Bellydance • 7-8 Intro to Tribal • 7:30-9pm Bellydance. tuesday 9-10am hip hop Booty Shakin Workout • 4-5 Girls Bellydance • 5:15-5:45pm Intro to Bellyydance, $7 • 6-7 Bellydance 1 • 7-8 Bellydance 2 • 8-9 Bellydance 3. Wednesday 6-7 Intro to Bellydance • 7:30-9 Bellydance 2. Thursday 9-10am Bellydance Workout • 6-7pm Bollywood • 7-8pm hip hop. friday 10-11am Bhangra Workout. • 6:30-7:30pm BellyFit $12 for 60 minute classes. 90 1/2 n. lexington avenue. www.studiozahiya.com 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: www.riverviewstation.com BeGinner sWinG dAncinG lessons (pd.) 4 week series starts first tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $12/week per person. • No partner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www.swingAsheville.com sPirAl sPirit ecstAtic dAnce (pd.) wed nights. Join us on the dance floor for movement meditation every wed nites. we dance at Sol's Reprieve 11 Richland
St. in West Asheville. Warmup at 6:30pm, circle at 7:00pm and the fee is $7.00. contact Karen firstname.lastname@example.org or Cassieelementsmove@yahoo.com. ArGentine tAnGo • TUESDAYS, 7-8:30pm Tangogypsies Tuesdays will be held at 11 Grove St. Fundamentals class from 7-8:30pm; practice and dancing from 8:30-10:30pm. dropins welcome; no partner required. $7 class/$10 class and practice/$5 after 8:30pm. info: www.tangogypsies.com. oktoBerFest WorkshoP • SU (10/7), noon-2pm - Learn the traditional Bavarian dance performed at oktoberfests around the world, with a little jazzy showgirl thrown in for fun. Held at anytime fitness, 805 Patton ave. $25. Registration required: http:// christinegarvin.com/dance/classes. southern liGhts sdc Held at the Whitmire Activity Building, 301 Lily Pond Road, Hendersonville. Info and cost: 693-3825. • SA (10/6), 7pm - Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will host a barn dance. Advanced dance at 6pm. the mAGnetic Field 372 depot St. info: www.themagneticfield.com or 257-4003. • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS through (10/6) - No She Didn't!...When Good Girls Go Bad and the Dances that Happen (burlesque comedy). $17.
Eco riverlink events Info: www.riverlink.org or 2528474. • WEDNESDAYS through (10/13) - "Get the Poop Out." Volunteers are needed to assist with bacteria sampling and clean-up efforts in the french Broad River. no experience necessary; training provided. Info and registration: Hartwell@ wnca.org or 258-8737. sAhc streAm restorAtion WorkshoP • TH (10/11), 10am-noon Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will offer a one-hour workshop on the benefits of stream restoration and mitigation in the Alexander community of Buncombe county. free. info, registration and directions: allison@ appalachian.org or 253-0095. sierrA cluB meetinG • WE (10/3), 7:15pm - A Sierra Club meeting will feature a discussion of "Fracking: Dirty, Dangerous and Run Amok." Held at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place. Free. Info: judymattox@sbcglobal. net. Wnc AlliAnce info: www.wnca.org or 258-8737.
• TH (10/11), 6-9pm - Celebrate the WNC Alliance's 30th birthday with "A Night in the Forest," featuring beer and wine, food by Colorful Palate, live music, raffle prizes and more. Held at Lift Studios, 349 depot St. $30/$25 in advance.
fEstiVals Asheville juGGlinG FestivAl • FR (10/5) through SU (10/7) The Asheville Juggling Festival, hosted by forty fingers and a Missing Tooth, will feature variety shows, workshops, games and competitions. Highlights include a Renegade Show on friday, an opportunity for performers to try new material and expand their craft. ages 18 and up. free. the Saturday evening variety Extravaganza will feature juggling and variety acts, hosted by Professor whizzpop. an '80s dance and juggling party will follow. Info and full schedule: www. ashevillejugglingfestival.com. Autumn At oz • SA (10/6) & SU (10/7), 9:30am5:30pm - Autumn at Oz will tour the old Land of Oz theme park and feature original theme park actors. Wizard of Oz costumes encouraged. Held at Beech Mountain. See website for full directions. $20/age 2 and under free. info: www.autumnatoz.com or 468-5506. BAscom lAmAr lunsFord “minstrel oF APPAlAchiA” FestivAl • SA (10/6), 10am-10pm - The Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” festival will feature games, music, demonstrations, a story swap and music workshops. an evening concert begins at 7pm, featuring Midnight Plowboys, Betty Smith, the Buddy davis Family and others. Held at Mars Hill College. Daytime activities free; $10 evening concert/$5 children under 12. Info: www.lunsfordfestival.com. Blue ridGe Pride • SA (10/6), noon-7pm - Blue Ridge Pride will celebrate the local LGBTQ community with vendors, workshops and music by Stereofidelics, Cantaria, Amy Steinberg, Steph mahan, Sonni Shine and the underwater Sounds and others. Held in Pack Square Park. Free. Info: www.blueridgepride.com. cAshiers vAlley leAF FestivAl • FR (10/5), 5-10pm - The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will feature music by The Lovin’ Spoonful, Von Grey and the Jackson Taylor Band at Sapphire Valley Ski Slope, 67 Cherokee Trail, Sapphire. $25. Info: www.sapphirevalley.com. cherokee indiAn FAir • Through SA (10/6) - The 100th annual Cherokee Indian Fair will
feature art, traditional food, rides, games and stickball. Held at the cherokee indian fairgrounds, highway 441, cherokee. free. info and times: www.visitcherokeenc. com.
ables, music, games and more. Free. Held at Trinity of Fairview Baptist Church, 646 Concord Road, Fletcher. Info: andyplemmons@ trinityoffairview.org or www.trinityoffairview.com.
colorFest • SA (10/6), 10am-4pm "ColorFest Art and Taste of Appalachia" will feature crafters, authors, growers, wine makers, chefs and musicians performing throughout downtown Dillsboro. free. info: www.mountainlovers. com or (800) 962-1911.
Wnc nAture center located at 75 gashes creek Road. Hours: 10am-5pm daily. Admission: $8/$6 Asheville City residents/$4 kids. Info: 298-5600 or www.wildwnc.org. • SA (10/6), 10am-4pm - The Hey Day Fall Family Festival will feature activities for kids, arts and crafts, animal programs, live entertainment and more. Free with regular admission.
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 8773130. • SA (10/6), 9am-5pm - Forest Festival Day and John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet will feature traditional craftsmen, exhibitions, a lumberjack competition, wagon rides, archery and more. $6/$3 for children 15 and under/children under four free. FArm city dAy • SA (10/6), 10am-4pm - Farm City Day will feature modern and antique farm equipment, old-timey demonstrations, entertainment, crafts and activities for kids. Held in Jackson Park, Hendersonville. Free. Info: 697-4891. mAGGie vAlley oktoBerFest • FR (10/5), 6:30pm - Maggie Valley Oktoberfest will feature german food, beer and music by Uncle Don's Band. Held at Maggie Valley Club, 1819 Country Club Drive. Info: www.maggievalleyclub. com or 926-1616. Pink corn mAze & hAunted trAil • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS through (10/28) - Taylor Ranch Fest and Pink Corn Maze will be presented alongside the Freakin' Scary Haunted Mountain Trail. the Pink corn maze and haunted Mountain Trail are separately ticketed. Both include admission to all RanchFest activities. Taylor RanchFest includes concerts by the lake, a 7-acre game field, kids maze, hayrides and more, to benefit Mission Hospital's breast program and local cancer care. Held at Taylor Ranch, 1005 Cane Creek Road, Fletcher. Fri., 4-11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 11am-10pm. Halloween week 4-10pm. Corn Maze plus TRF admission: $12/$10 adults $8/6 ages 10 and under, ages two and under free. Haunted Trail (7-10 p.m. only) includes TRF admission: $12/$10 age 10 and over only. Info: www.taylorranchfest. com. trinity oF FAirvieW heritAGe FestivAl • SA (10/6), 3-6pm - This familyfriendly celebration of the past and future will include hay rides, inflat-
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film WorkshoP series At nys3 (pd.) microprenuership & the Business of acting with Sharon Feingold and Lisa Biggs. Sept. 30. Body mind centering: the anatomy of the heart in movement with dayna Brayshaw. Oct. 6. Camera Equipment and Application for all levels of Film Production with Bill Pivetta. october 14. $35 each. 2-5pm. other upcoming workshops: Swordplay, Audition for College, Slate, Special Effects, and more. email@example.com, www.nys3. com, (814)648-0680. An encounter With simone Weil • TU (10/9), 7:30pm - An Encounter with Simone Weil, the story of the French philosopher, activist and mystic of the 1930s, will be screened in WCU's A.K. hinds university center. free. info: ace.wcu.edu or 227-3622. Asheville QFest • TH (10/11) through SU (10/14) - The Asheville Qfest LGBTQ International Film Festival will feature the films Cloudburst, Tennessee Queer, Mississippi: I Am and several more. Held at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. $9 per screening/$14 two screenings and after parties. info: www.ashevilleqfest.com. dreAm FActory movie Premiere • WE (10/10), 9:30pm - Ski Country Sports and the Asheville Ski Club host the world premiere of The Dream Factory, "a cinematic voyage through Alaska's awe-inspiring expanse, rich history and colorful characters," at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company, 675 Merrimon ave. $5. info: 254 2771 or http:// avl.mx/ky.
food & bEEr hArvest celeBrAtion Brunch • SA (10/7), 11am-1pm - A harvest celebration brunch will feature fall garden produce and local ingredients. Held at Lakeview Center
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Clubhouse, 410 Rhododendron dive, lake tomahawk. $15/$10 in advance. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 669-2052. locAl cheFs oFFer Food sAmPles •WE (10/10), 7pm - John Batchelor and area chefs will discuss their work and offer local food samples at Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe, 55 haywood St. free. info: www. malaprops.com or 254-6734.
goVErnmEnt & politics BArBecue, BlueGrAss And cAndidAtes rAlly • TU (10/9), 6-8pm - Democrats on the Move will sponsor a BBQ and Bluegrass rally for Democratic candidates at lake tomahawk in Black Mountain, featuring food, music and a chance to meet candidates. free. info: rwstackman@ gmail.com. 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: www.buncombegop.org. BuncomBe county rePuBlicAn Women's cluB • TH (10/11), 11:30am - The Buncombe County Republican Women's Club will meet at cornerstone Restaurant, 102 Tunnel Road. Featured speaker: martha Jenkins, third vice-president of the National Federation of Republican Women. Restaurant prices apply. Info: 277-7074.
race. Free. Info: www.floodgallery. org or 254-2166. occuPy Asheville GenerAl AssemBly • SA (10/6), 4pm - Occupy Asheville will hold a general assembly meeting in Pritchard Park. free. info: www.occupyasheville.org. unc-tv deBAte • TU (10/3), WE (10/16) & WE (10/24), 7pm - debates between the major party candidates for Governor of North Carolina will be televised on UNC-TV. Info: www. unctv.org.
kids Asheville christiAn AcAdemy oPen house • TH (10/11), 9-11am - Learn about the k4 and kindergarten programs' academics, christian perspective and values during this open house event. 74 Riverwood Road, Swannanoa. info: 581-2200 or www.ACAlion.org. FrAncine delAney neW school For children • Through TU (11/6), 7-9pm Francine Delaney New School for Children will host "compelling dialogue, community building and a call to action" during a nine-week session at 119 Brevard Road. $30 includes materials, with discounts for public school teachers. Childcare available with advanced registration. info: www. buildingbridges-asheville.org or 777-4585.
henderson county democrAts • SA (10/6), 9-11am - The henderson county democrats will host a buffet breakfast at henderson county democratic Party Headquarters, 905 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville. $8. Info and registration: 692-6424.
hAnds on! This children's museum is located at 318 North Main St., Hendersonville. Tues.-Sat., 10am5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. info: www.handsonwnc.org or 697-8333. • TH (10/4), 11am - Healthy Kids Club will include a dental health puppet show. free with admission. --- 2-3:30pm - "Butterflies and Bugs," ages 7-10. $15/$9 members. • FR (10/5), 1-2:30pm - A visit with corduroy the bear. free with admission. --- 3:30-5pm - Rock 'n Roll Friday invites children ages 7-10 to learn to identify rocks. $15/$9 members. Registration suggested. • FRIDAYS through (10/12), 11am - A four-part class on learning Spanish creatively will use games, dramatic play and movement. $40/$35 members for series. Registration required. • SA (10/6), 10am-2pm - Aviation Day invites children to make paper airplanes. • WE (10/10), 11am - Grandma Story Woman. All ages.
meet-the-cAndidAte event • TU (10/9), 5:30-8pm - The Flood Gallery, 109 Roberts St., will host a meet-the-candidate event for the Buncombe county commissioner
home school ProGrAm • TU (10/9), 11am-12:30pm - The Asheville Art Museum, 2 North Pack Square, will offer a program for home schooled students fea-
BuncomBe Green PArty meetinG • SA (10/6), 10am-noon - Meetings held in The Fortune Building, 727 haywood Road. info: www.buncombegreens.org or 225-4347. cAndidAte Forum • MO (10/8), 6:30-8:30pm - The League of Women Voters will sponsor a campaign forum featuring candidates for district 2 Buncombe county Board of commissioners and n.c. house of Representatives district 115 in Black Mountain Library, 105 N. dougherty St. free. info: www. ablwv.org.
turing a guided tour and handson activities. $4. Registration required. Info: www.ashevilleart. org or 253-3227. PlAy And leArn literAcy ProGrAm • TUESDAYS through FRIDAYS, 9am - Play and Learn, an eightweek pre-literacy program for 3-5 year olds, will be held at various locations throughout Buncombe County. New classes begin in September. Sponsored by Smart Start. Free. Info and locations: email@example.com or 350-2904. science ProGrAm • TH (10/4), 5:30-6:30pm - Children grades 3-8 are invited to perform science experiments at this monthly program at the Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Free. Info: 648-2924. sPellBound children's BookshoP 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.spellboundchildrensbookshop.com or 232-2228. • SATURDAYS, 10:30-11am - Story time for ages 4-7. sWim lessons • WEEKLY - The YMCA hosts group, private and semi-private swim lessons at 30 Woodfin St. Mon. & Wed., 5:30-7pm; Tues. & Thurs., 4:30-6pm; & Sat., 10amnoon. Prices vary: 210-9622. tAke the stAGe youth theAter ProGrAm • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 5-8pm - The Waynesville Parks and Recreation department offers a youth theater program for ages 12-19 at Old Armory Recreation center, 44 Boundary St., Waynesville. Free. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 550-5498.
music sonG o' sky shoW chorus (pd.) TUESDAYS, 6:45pm Rehearsal at Covenant Community UMC 11 Rocket Dr. Asheville, NC 28803. Guests welcome. Contact: www.songosky.org Toll Free # 1-866-824-9547. Asheville lyric oPerA All performances take place at diana wortham theater. tickets: www.ashevillelyric.org, 257-4530 or 236-0670. • FR (10/5) & SA (10/6), 8pm - La Traviata by giuseppe verdi, the story of "love transcending the constraints of social class," featuring mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Caballero. $30-$52/$17-$35 students. Blue ridGe orchestrA Info: www.blueridgeorchestra.org. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Open rehearsals for the Blue Ridge Orchestra will be held most wednesdays in the manheimer
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Room of unca's Reuter center. Free. Call for confirmation. Info: www.blueridgeorchestra.org or 251-6140. • SA (10/6), 7:30pm - "Fairy Tales and Mozart," a musical visit with Cinderella (Rossini), Mother Goose (Ravel) and the witch from Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), along with the first movements of Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 and clarinet concerto. Held at the Colonial Theater, 52 Park St., canton. $15. BoBBy And Blue ridGe trAdition • SA (10/6), 5-7pm - Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition (five-piece acoustic) will perform as part of the Summer Music in Flat Rock series. Held on Little Rainbow Row’s back deck, Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. Free. Info: www.flatrockonline.com or 6977719. BrevArd colleGe FAculty shoWcAse • SU (10/7), 3pm - The Brevard College Faculty Showcase will be presented in the college's Porter center. free. info: 884-8211. British musicAl trAveloGue • TU (10/9), 7:30pm - “A British Travelogue” will feature the WCU Wind Ensemble in the university's Bardo fine and Performing arts center. free. info: 227-7242. FlAt rock PlAyhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www.flatrockplayhouse.org or 693-0731. • Through FR (10/5), 8pm - The Music on the Rock series will feature the songs of Eric Clapton in the downtown theater. $24. oAk ridGe Boys And cArolinA crossinG • TH (10/4), 7:30pm - The Oak Ridge Boys (country, gospel) and Carolina Crossing (bluegrass, gospel) will perform at the Holmes Center, 111 River St., Boone. All proceeds support Sugar grove Developmental Day School. $25$50. Admission includes $10 off any ASU home football game. Info: http://avl.mx/k6. old-time And BlueGrAss jAm • 1st THURSDAYS, 7pm - WCU's Mountain Heritage Center, located on the ground floor of the university's h. f. Robinson administration Building, will host a bluegrass concert and jam, featuring Sons of Ralph. Free. Info: 227-7129. oPen mic • SUNDAYS, 5-7pm - An open mic will be hosted weekly at the westmont commons apartment homes' community center, 120 Chamberlain Drive. Info: ebarker@ bellpartnersinc.com. st. mAtthiAs musicAl PerFormAnces located at 1 dundee St. (off South Charlotte). Info: 285-0033.
• SU (10/7), 3pm - A chamber music concert for piano trio will feature works by haydn and Beethoven. donations encouraged. the Beethoven Project • MO (10/8), 7:30pm - The Beethoven Project will feature works by Beethoven and Stravinsky performed by Justin Bruns, assistant concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Held in WCU's Coulter Building. free. info: email@example.com or 227-3726. the Buddy holly exPerience • TH (10/11), 8pm - "Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience" will be presented at tryon fine arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. $32. info: www.tryonarts.org. vFW country niGht • SATURDAYS, 9pm - VFW Post 891, 626 New Leicester Highway, hosts a night of country and rock music with the 100 Proof Band. $7/$5 members. info: 254-4277.
outdoors BrP hike oF the Week • FR (10/5), 10am - An easy-tomoderate 2.5-mile hike to the summit of Sam Knob will depart from the Black Balsam parking area, MP 420 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bring water, hiking shoes and be prepared for autumn weather. free. info: 298-5330. 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. hike to clAWhAmmer • SA (10/6), 10am-4pm - Two hikes to Clawhammer, one moderate and one strenuous, will be sponsored by Highland Brewing Company, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Bring lunch, water, hiking shoes and swim wear. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Free. Info and location: firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-0095. lAke jAmes stAte PArk N.C. Highway 126. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • SA (10/6), 9am - Boat-owners are invited to participate in a lakeshore cleanup event, departing from the Paddy’s Creek Area law enforcement boat dock. Registration required by oct. 4. • SU (10/7), 1pm - A moderate 1.5-mile hike to Lake Channel Overlook will depart from the catawba River area office.
parEnting 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: www.pardeehospital. org or 692-4600. • TH (10/4) & TH (10/11), 6:30-9pm - Childbirth classes will focus on birthing options, breathing patterns and comfort. 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. tiny tykes • WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS,10amnoon - tiny tykes offers crafts, manipulatives and active play for toddlers at Stephens Lee Recreation center, 30 george washington carver St. $1. info: email@example.com or 3502058.
public lEcturEs An eveninG With AndreW BoWen • WE (10/3), 7pm - Learn more about Andrew Bowen’s journey to religious tolerance as he discusses the founding of Project Conversion, a year-long personal immersion into the practices, beliefs and rituals of 12 religions. Held at the Lenoir-Rhyne University center for graduate Studies of Asheville, 36 Montford Ave. Free. Info: http://asheville.lr.edu. Gentle Bio-enerGetics • FR (10/5), 7pm - "Learn about enhancing natural life energy and healing trauma with Gentle BioEnergetics" during this lecture at 1011 Tunnel Road, Suite 240. Free. info and registration: 298-5854 or firstname.lastname@example.org. mountAin heritAGe center On the ground floor of Western Carolina University's Robinson Administration Building. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm; Thurs., 8am-7pm. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: 2277129 or www.wcu.edu/mhc. • TH (10/11), 7pm - “Over There and Home Again: Veterans’ Journeys,” with military historian and wcu assistant professor luther Jones. PuBlic lectures & events At uncA Events are free unless otherwise noted. • FR (10/5), 11:25am - “Islam and the Modern World: The Ottoman empire,” with Rodger Payne, department chair and associate
professor of religious studies. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. info: humanities.unca.edu or 2516808. --- 11:25am - "Women and Inequality,” with Karin Peterson, professor of sociology, and Lyndi hewitt, assistant professor of sociology. Held in the Humanities Lecture Hall. Info: humanities.unca. edu or 251-6808. • WE (10/10), 11:25am - “Medieval india,” with keya maitra, assistant professor and chair of philosophy. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium. Info: humanities.unca.edu. PuBlic lectures At Wcu lectures, readings and events at Western Carolina University are free unless otherwise noted. • TH (10/4), 3-5pm - “Sunlight through tears: teaching and the Burden of History," with David dorondo, associate professor of history. Held in the A.K. Hinds University Center. Info: lcruz@wcu. edu or 227-2093. the role oF Government, citizens And civil society • WE (10/3), 7:30pm - Michael gerson, former white house speechwriter, Washington Post columnist and senior advisor at one, will present "Whose Responsibility is Opportunity? The Role of Government, Citizens and Civil Society” at Montreat College's Chapel of the Prodigal. Free. Info: www.montreat.edu.
sEniors 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: www.pardeehospital. org or 692-4600. • TU (10/9), 1-3pm - Health insurance guidance for retirees. free. • TU (10/9), 12:30-4:30pm - AARP safe driving course for seniors. $14/$12 members. advance, inperson registration required. medicAre uPdAte clAsses • TH (10/11) through TU (11/20) - The Council on Aging will offer Medicare update classes at various local libraries. Info, registration and locations: 277-8288. unlikely susPects: Who’s AFter your Pills • MO (10/8), 2:30pm - "Unlikely Suspects: Who’s After Your Pills," a presentation about preventing the victimization of the elderly, will focus on prescription drug issues. Held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: olliasheville.com or 251-6140.
spirituality Astro-counselinG (pd.) Licensed counselor and accredited professional astrologer
uses your chart when counseling for additional insight into yourself, your relationships and life directions. Readings also available. christy gunther, ma, lPc. (828) 258-3229. Asheville comPAssionAte communicAtion center (pd.) free practice group. learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work and community by practicing compassionate communication (nonviolent communication). 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:15pm, 252-0538. 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, 10am-11:30am: Seated meditation and dharma talks. • The Women’s Wellness Center, 24 Arlington Street, Asheville. • Info/directions: (828) 808-4444. • www.ashevillemeditation.com eGyPtiAn sPirituAl And viBrAtionAl sciences (pd.) direct from cairo egypt, Biogeometry® founder dr. ibrahim karim presents rare information on the Hidden Vibrational Grid on Egyptian Temple Walls, the Energy Effects of Spiritual Practices, and much more. The Hilton at Biltmore Park, Asheville NC, November 9, 7 p.m. $15. Please purchase tickets in advance from the vesica institute at www.veSica. oRg or (828) 298-7007. See our Biogeometry videos at youtube. com 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: 3010331. mindFulness meditAtion clAss (pd.) Explore the miracle of healing into life through deepened stillness and presence. With consciousness teacher and columnist Bill Walz. Info: 258-3241. www. billwalz.com. Mondays, 7-8pm – Meditation class with lesson and discussions in contemporary Zen living. At the Asheville Friends meeting house at 227 edgewood ave. (off merrimon). donation. A BArBArA mArciniAk chAnnelinG event (pd.) oct 19,20 (friday-Saturday). Barbara channels the Pleiadians who share their perspectives about our changing world. Lecture/ channeling Friday 7pm-10:30pm:
$35. Workshop/channeling Saturday 10am-6pm: $90. Cash or money order only. Ramada River Ridge Hotel, 800 Fariview Road, Asheville. Reservations recommended: (828) 298-6300 or email@example.com FloWer oF liFe merkABA meditAtion WorkshoP (pd.) focus on living from the god center. learn how to activate your merkaba for ascension. oct 5, 6 and 7, 10 am to 6 pm info: 828626-2154 or www.sharibillger.com younG men's mystery school (pd.) October 26-28. Self-discovery through nature and ceremony - a weekend retreat of yoga, drumming, sustainability, primitive skills and interfaith ceremony for ages 13-16. www.yellowsunfarm. blogspot.com or (828) 664-9564 younG Women's mystery school (pd.) November 9-11. Helping girls transition gracefully into womanhood - a weekend retreat of yoga, dancing, herbal medicine, sustainability and interfaith ceremony for ages 13-16. www.yellowsunfarm. blogspot.com or (828) 664-9564 awareness Group • this sAturdAy (pd.) Come relax and be inspired with Crystal and Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing, Breathwork and Guided Meditation. Facilitated by Isa Soler, LMHC, LPC, C.Ht. • Saturday, Oct. 6 , 3pm-4:30pm, Lighten Up Yoga. • 60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville. Donations accepted. firstname.lastname@example.org honey i shrunk the id! lettinG Go oF WhAt you do not hAve (pd.) october 12th - 7:30-10:00pm "2012: Honey I Shrunk the Id! letting go of what you do not Have" - Akashic Records Meetup at Asheville Training Center 261 Asheland Avenue. A light evening of channeling, conversation and Q & a with the akashic masters. Join & RSvP at http://www.meetup. com/Akashville-Akashic-RecordsGathering-of-Asheville/ or call Kelly @ 828-281-0888. Suggested donation - $11, $22, $33 or heart's desire A course in mirAcles • 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 6:30-8pm - Join "a loving group of people" to study A Course in Miracles at groce united methodist church, 954 Tunnel Road. Open to all. Info: 712-5472. 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
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AWAkeninG to GrAndeur: tAkinG it From the toP • SA (10/6), 11am - Awakening to grandeur: taking it from the top, "a big picture talk of the Divine framework for the new era of unity consciousness," with Ernest Clement. Held at Crystal Visions, 5426 Asheville Highway. Info: www.crystalvisionsbooks.com or www.ernestclement.com.
sAcred emBodiment center Located at 41 Carolina Lane in Asheville. www.thesacredembodimentcenter.com or 216-2983. • 1st FRIDAYS, 7pm - Kirtan with Chaitanya, "a musical celebration of devotion." $5-10 suggested donation. • SU (10/7), 7pm - Matt Venuti will perform a concert on the hang, "a contemporary instrument with timeless and mystical qualities." $15.
Blue ridGe Books located at 152 S. main St., Waynesville. All programs free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www. brbooks-news.com or 456-6000. • WE (10/10), 6:30pm - Sandra Brannan will present her mystery novel Widow's Might.
BeGinninG to AdvAnced meditAtion • DAILY - Receive "personal guidance towards achieving profound experiences in meditation and awakening spiritual energy." Classes held at The People's ashram, 2 w. Rosecrest St. By donation. info and appointment: email@example.com or www. thepeoplesashram.org. eiGht stePs to A hAPPy liFe • SUNDAYS through (11/18), 7-8:30 pm - "Meditation, talk and discussions to take practical steps to grow a kind heart, the quickest and most direct road to happiness, with Buddhist teacher, Sharon Lovich." $8/$5 students and seniors. Drop-ins welcome. Held at montford Books & more, 31 montford ave. info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 285-8805. exodus church BiBle study • WEDNESDAYS, 11am-noon - A community discussion through the new testament. this group is open to all who are searching for new friends or a new beginning in life. Meets at Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St. Info: 252-2535. meditAtion And BhAjAns
up in the air: Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth can juggle just about anything, from cigar boxes to clubs the size of a small child’s arm. The Asheville Juggling festival, which runs Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7, will feature a gravity-defying variety show and a chance for amateurs to try their hand at this whimsical art. (pg. 23) Photo by Hannah Combs
• SUNDAYS, 5pm - One hour silent meditation, followed by spiritual songs, bhajans, distributing fruit prasad and meditation instruction, will be held at Dhyan Mandir near Fairview. All are welcome. Free. Info and directions: 299-3246, 3299022 or www.shivabalamahayogi. com.
sAtsAnG With PrAjnA AnA • THURSDAYS, 7:30pm - "Explore what you are, what you have never been and the freedom in that simple but profound knowing." Satsang includes grounding in silence and group discussion. $15 suggested donation; no one turned away. Info: www.lampoftheheart.org. shAmBhAlA meditAtion center oF Asheville 19 Westwood Place. Visitors welcome; donations accepted. Info: www.asheville.shambhala.org. • THURSDAYS, 6pm-6:45pm Shambhala Meditation Center of Asheville offers group sitting meditation, followed by Dharma reading and discussion at 7pm. free. • 1st THURSDAYS - Open house. free. simPle key to A more GrAceFul liFe • SU (10/7), 11am-noon - “The simplest key to being ‘conscious’ is the art of listening. To be conscious is to be humble and compassionate in the presence of life. In short, love fills your being.” Held at Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Free. Info: www.eckankar-nc.org or 254-6775. WhAt is WiccA • MONDAYS (10/8) through (10/24), 8pm - this four-week exploration of Wicca will include basic beliefs, ethics and religious practices. Free; donations for MANNA FoodBank accepted. Held in the Candler Area. Info and location: email@example.com.
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• 1st & 3rd SATURDAYS, 3pm - Mystical Meditations will be held at the Marshall High Studios (Blannahassett Island), Room 208. "Bring a journal to celebrate sacredness of nature, self and magic." $3-5 suggested donation. Info: highlandwildcoven@gmail. com. PeoPle oF FAith For just relAtionshiPs • 2nd TUESDAYS, noon - A group of clergy and laity, from a variety of faith traditions, committed to creating a more just society where benefits are available to people of all sexual orientations, meets at First Congregational United
spokEn & WrittEn Word BAttery PArk WritinG GrouP (pd.) Mondays, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. BAnned Books Week • Through MO (10/8) - A display of restricted, removed or banned books will honor Banned Books Week in Brevard College's J. A.
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 Fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n ss = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 2506488) n sW = Swannanoa library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Wv = Weaverville Library (41 N. Main Street, 250-6482) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • Through FR (10/12) - Submissions from children and teens for the Our Town Art Contest will be accepted at fairview library through oct. 12. Fv • WE (10/3), 3pm - Book club: The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel hawthorne. Wv --- 5pm Swannanoa library knitters. sW • TH (10/4), 6:30pm - Book club: Still Alice by lisa genova. eA • SA (10/6), 10am-5pm & SU (10/7), 1-4pm - Used book sale. Bm • TU (10/9), 1pm - Book club: Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler. --- 7pm - The Devil Touched My Tongue: The World and Wit of Dorothy Parker, featuring actress/playwright RoseLynn katz. Fv --- 7pm - Book club: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel hawthorne, in honor of Banned Books week. Wv • TH (10/11), 1pm - Book club: Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs by Wallace Stegner. Fv --- 2:30-4pm - Book club: State of Wonder by ann Patchett. ss discussion Bound: the FAmily FAnG • TU (10/9), 3-5pm - "Discussion Bound" book club: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. Hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square. Programs are free with admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/free for kids under 4. Info: www.ashevilleart.org or 253-3227. FountAinheAd Bookstore located at 408 n. main St., Hendersonville. Free, unless otherwise noted. info: www.fountainheadbookstore.com or 697-1870. • WE (10/3), 6:30pm - N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will read from his writings, followed by a q&a. $5.
• SA (10/6), 1pm - Star Wars Reads Day will feature a costume contest, raffle and giveaways. Gene Keys ReadinG GRoup • THURSDAYS, 6:30pm - This weekly gathering meets to discuss Richard Rudd's Gene Keys, a "guide to facing and eradicating every fear that stands in the way of your freedom." A free PDF intro is available at Amazon.com. Info and location: 785-2828. Halloween stoRies at Canton BRanCH liBRaRy • TH (10/11), 5:30-6:30pm - Jane Shipman will share Halloween stories for children and adults in the meeting room of Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Costumes encouraged; treats served. Info: 648-2924. inteRseCtions BooK CluB • TU (10/9), 6:30pm - Intersections Book Club: The Giver by Lois Lowry. Sponsored by the Diana Wortham Theatre; held in The Forum at Pack Place. Free. Info and registration: rae@dwtheatre. com or 257-4530. Jody MCFeRRen • SU (10/7), 4-6pm - Jody McFerren will present his forthcoming book Back In St. Olaf: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Stories, Idiotic Sayings and Home Cookery at O.Henry's, 237 Haywood St. Free. Info: www.facebook.com/ BackInStOlaf or 254-1891. JoHn HaRt • FR (10/5), 2pm - John Hart will read from his mystery novels in UNCA's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room. Free. Info: 251-6601. JouRneys oF CouRaGe: stoRies oF aFRiCanaMeRiCans in JaCKson County • TU (10/9), 7pm - "Journeys of Courage: Stories of AfricanAmericans in Jackson County" will be presented at Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva. Free. Info: 586-2016. MalapRop's BooKstoRe and CaFe 55 Haywood St. Info: www.malaprops.com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (10/3), 7pm - Book club: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. • TH (10/4), 7pm - Maryann McFadden will read from her novel The Book Lover, and Erika Marks will read from her book The Mermaid Collector. • FR (10/5), 7pm - Buddhist scholar Douglas Duckworth will lead a presentation and discussion of the writings of Tibetan monk and mystic Jamgon Mipam. • SA (10/6), 2-4pm - A Star Wars costume party will feature trivia and prizes. • SU (10/7), 3pm - Poetrio will feature Daniel Nathan Terry, Alex Grant and Claudine R. Moreau. • MO (10/8), 7pm - Mystery Book Club: The Last Child by John Hart.
• TH (10/11), 7pm - Angela Fordice Jordan will present her memoir We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter, and Molly Walling will present her memoir Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret. soCiety FoR tHe disCussion oF poetRy • SA (10/6), 6pm - Enjoy an open discussion on poetry and other arts at the first meeting of this new group. This month's poets include Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Louis Zukofsky, Ezra Pound, Jonathon Williams, and more. Light refreshments served. Held at The West Asheville Vineyard, 717 Haywood Road. RSVP appreciated: sn.manuel7@ gmail.com. spellBound CHildRen's BooKsHop 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: www.spellboundchildrensbookshop.com or 232-2228. • SA (10/6), 1-3pm - A book signing to celebrate the release of A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson will feature activities and door prizes. Free. • SU (10/7), 4-5pm - The Royal Book Club will discuss The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Open to ages 18 and over. susan snowden • TU (10/9), 6:30pm - Susan Snowden will present her novel Southern Fried Lies, followed by dessert and wine, at Seasons Restaurant of Highland Lake Inn, 86 Lilly Pad Lane, Flat Rock. $30. Info and tickets: www.fountainheadbookstore.com or 697-1870. tHe aRt oF spiRitual MeMoiR • WE (10/3), 7pm - "The Art of Spiritual Memoir," with Lauren Winner, writer, historian and theologian. Held in UNCA's Karpen Hall. Free. Info: unca.edu/cjs or 232-5027. tHe MaGnetiC Field 372 Depot St. Info: www.themagneticfield.com or 257-4003. • TU (10/9), 8pm - Poetry Slam Asheville. Sign up at 7pm to participate. $5.
SportS aMateuR pool leaGue (pd.) All skill levels welcome. HAVE FUN. MEET PEOPLE. PLAY POOL. Rosters are open now for new players and new pool teams. 828329-8197 www.BlueRidgeAPA.com ONGOING – weekly league play adult dodGeBall ReGistRation • Through MO (12/17) - An adult dodgeball league will be held Tuesdays in UNCA's Justice Center. Registration required by
dec. 17. $40. Info: email@example.com or 250-4260. asHeville woMen's RuGBy • TUESDAYS, 6:30pm - Asheville Women's Rugby is currently recruiting new players; no experience necessary. Info: www.ashevillewomensrugby.org. BeaCH volleyBall ReGistRation • Through FR (10/19) - A beach volleyball league will be held at Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Drive, Candler. Games are played Tues. & Thurs., 6-8pm, Oct. 30-Nov. 15. Registration required by oct. 19. $40 per team of four. Info and registration: jay.nelson@ buncombecounty.org or 250-4260.
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Flat RoCK playHouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: www.flatrockplayhouse.org or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/28) - Zelda: An American Love Story, a production about Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald's "rise, fall and their almost divine desire to rise once more." Performed on the Mainstage. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Wed., Thurs., Sat., Sun., 2pm. $40/discounts for seniors, AAA members, military personnel and students. illusionist Jason BisHop • SU (10/7), 7:30pm - Illusionist Jason Bishop will present a magic show featuring fast-paced illusions, audience participation and double levitation in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts Center. $20/$15 WCU faculty and staff/$5 children and students. Info: bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or 227-2479. MontFoRd paRK playeRs • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (10/11) until (10/28), 7:30pm - The Montford Park Players present Macbeth, Shakespeare's tale of "power, ambition, deceit, murder and Macbeth’s rise to King of Scotland." Held in the Masonic Temple Theatre, 80 Broadway St. Pay-what-we're-worth night Oct.
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put yourself in the flow: Pay yourself, count it as a business expense, and keep it separate from your personal finances. Chart courtesy of Mountain BizWorks
Why should I separate my business and personal finances? From a business perspective, having separate financials means that you’ll get a clearer picture of whether or not your business is profitable. From a tax perspective, your dealings with the Internal Revenue Service will be much more straightforward. Your personal expenses are not deductible, so having them co-mingled with your business expenses will make it all the more difficult to compile your tax return. Your business is also more likely to be audited or to be considered a “hobby” (for which the IRS is quick to deny deductions and losses) if you are mixing business and personal funds. should I pay myself? Yes! It’s essential to understand that the owner’s salary must be built into the business budget or projections. Determine how much money you need to earn from your business, and include that amount as one of your fixed expenses. “Breaking even” must include paying yourself — or your business won’t be sustainable.
How do I pay myself? This depends on your legal structure. If you’re a sole proprietor, you will do an owner’s draw. If you have an S Corporation, you’ll get a payroll check. And if you have an Limited Liability Corporation, the way you pay yourself depends on whether you’re being taxed as a sole proprietor or an S-Corp. Confused? Your accountant can advise you on what’s best for your business. Candy Williams is a business developer at Mountain BizWorks, and a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor with more than 20 years of bookkeeping experience. To learn more about managing your business finances, register for her Tuesday, Oct. 16, class — “Financial Tools for Your Business Using QuickBooks” — by contacting Victor at 253-2834, ext. 23, or email@example.com. X Mountain BizWorks supports small businesses in Western North Carolina through lending, consulting and training. For more information, visit mountainbizworks.org.
11. $15/$12 in advance. Info: www. montfordparkplayers.org. 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. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (10/7) - R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe, part autobiography of the 20th century renaissance man, part TED talk. Wed.Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10-$28. noises off • WE (10/3) through SU (10/7) - Noises Off, the story of "the escapades of a theatre company in the final hours of producing a fictional farce" will be presented by ASU's department of theater and dance in the university's Valborg Theatre. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15/$13 ASU faculty and students/$8 children. Info: www.pas.appstate.edu. parkway pLayHouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Info: www.parkwayplayhouse.com or 682-4285. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (10/6), 7:30pm - Between the Tackles, the world premier of a play about an "important season of football for three lifelong friends who have all hilariously arrived at various forks in the roads of their lives." $12-$20. tHe aLtamont Located at 18 Church St. Info: www. myaltamont.com or 274-8070. • FR (10/5), 8pm - Asheville Playback Theatre will present improvised true stories provided by the audience. $10. Info: www.ashevilleplaybacktheatre.org tHe magnetic fieLd 372 Depot St. Info: www.themagneticfield.com or 257-4003. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (10/13), 7:30pm - MILF: The Musical, a "family-friendly tale of inappropriate love." $16 Fri. & Sat./$13 Thurs.
VolUNtEErINg aarp foundation tax-aide • Through TH (10/25) - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide seeks volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to those with low or middle incomes. A meeting will be held on oct. 25 at 9:30am at the Hendersonville Library, 301 N. Washington St. Info: 891-1026. asHeviLLe-BuncomBe community cHristian ministry • TH (10/4), 4pm - Training for young parents interested in joining the Our Circle program, sponsored by AshevilleBuncombe Community Christian Ministry, will be held at 207 Coxe Ave. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 2595310. 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. Optional information sessions on oct. 9 and oct. 25 at noon at the United Way building, 50 S. French Broad Ave., Room 213. BuncomBe county jaiL • Volunteers are sought for a variety of programs with inmates from Buncombe County Jail. Must be 21 years or older. Info: 989-9459. cHiLdren first/cis • Children First/CIS, an after school program for elementary school children living in public and low income housing, seeks volunteers at its Project MARCH Learning Centers. Mon.-Thurs., 2:305:30pm; weekly volunteering is encouraged. Info: www.childrenfirstbc.org or 768-2072. 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: www. coabc.org or 277-8288. HaBitat for Humanity • Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for its Home Repair program. Use existing skills or gain new ones while helping low-income homeowners make improvements to their homes. No experience or long-term commitment necessary. Info: 210-9383. • Volunteers are needed to clean donated items and unload trucks at the organization's ReStore. Regular commitment not required. Info: ataylor@ ashevillehabit.org or 210-9377. • Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity seeks computer proficient, personable individuals to serve as volunteer office administrative support. Four-hour weekly shifts available. Info: 210-9377. 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 (10/6), 10am-1pm & TU (10/9), 4-6pm - Fair-Trade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fairtrade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. • MO (10/8), 5:30-7pm - Volunteers are needed to create book packages for people recently placed in new housing by Homeward Bound of Asheville. • MO (10/8) - 7-8:30pm - Cookie Night: Help bake cookies for families staying at the Lewis Rathbun Center, which provides free lodging for out-of-town families who have a loved one in an area hospital. Supplies provided. • MO (10/15), 6-8pm - Cookie Night: Help bake cookies for hospice patients
BUSINESS BlottEr opENINgS Asheville Music School, 126 College St. 252-6244, ashevillemusicschool.com. (Pictured, photo courtesy of AMS) Bodhi of life therapeutic Massage, 5 Covington St. 734-6193, bodhioflife.com. Creekside taphouse, 8 Beverly Road. 575-2880, creeksidetaphouse.com. Isis restaurant and Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road, isisasheville.com. Mg road (late-night lounge), 19 Wall St. 254-4003.
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Roach RespondeRs At a conference in August, N.C. State University researchers demonstrated their latest technological advance to help first responders deal with peacetime and wartime disasters. Outfitting Madagascar hissing cockroaches with electronic “backpacks” complete with antennas, batteries, cameras and microphones, the scientists hacked the bugs' nervous systems to steer them remotely into the tiniest of openings — a crucial step toward finding survivors of earthquakes or bomb damage in densely populated areas. "Somewhere in the middle [of tons of rubble], your kid is crying," one researcher told ABC News, and huge machines are "not very efficient" at finding him.
The conTinuing cRisis • 21st Century Weapons: Thousands of farmers in India’s northeastern Assam state are growing the world's hottest chili peppers and selling them to the army to make weapons, London's The Guardian reported in July. A "few drops" of "bhut jolokia ... could make you senseless,” said one expert. Blasting a container of it into a terrorist hideout, he maintained, would "make them all drop their guns" after "just one breath." (Bhut jolokia has been used traditionally to repel elephant attacks.)
noT The usual suspecTs (1) Arrested in New York City in August on charges that he used a tiny camera in a folded newspaper to peek up female subway riders' skirts: Dr. Adam Levinson, assistant professor at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine. (2) Arrested in Beverly Hills, Calif., in July and charged in a string of vandalism incidents (shooting metal marbles from a slingshot at the windows of dozens of businesses and homes): investment banker Michael Poret, 58, of the Rodeo Drive office of UBS Financial Services.
couRTRoom follies On a video feed from jail to a courtroom, Carl Funk, 58, pleaded not guilty to seven-year-old trespassing and open-alcoholic-
container charges. Besides, said Funk, he’s now wheelchair-bound in pathetic medical condition and should be allowed to go home. Broward County, Fla., Judge John Hurley was skeptical but finally, according to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel report, offered to fine Funk $50 if he agreed to plead guilty. "Good luck, Funk," said Hurley — and the prisoner rose from his wheelchair and quickly walked away. "Raising both hands,” the Sun-Sentinel reported, “Judge Hurley declared, 'He's been cured.'"
The aRisTocRaTs • Pissed off: (1) Albert Sultan filed a lawsuit in August in New York City against his hard-charging former boss, real estate broker Jack Terzi, accusing him of various workplace abuses including (to make a point in front of co-workers) urinating on an item of Sultan's clothing. (2) Timothy Paez, 22, was arrested in Boulder, Colo., in July based on an incident at Shooters Grill and Bar in which, after being rejected by a woman, he later approached her and allegedly urinated on her leg. (3) Australia's Illawarra District Rugby Union reported in July that it was investigating an unnamed Avondale player who’d allegedly urinated all over his uniform pants during play to discourage opponents from tackling him. • July was a hot month for bestiality arrests. Among them: Shane Walker, 38, and his wife, Sarah, 33, at a motel in Mesa, Ariz., where Sarah had supposedly planned to consummate her dream of sex with a German shepherd. Cody Slaughter, 22, in Yuma, Ariz., after an investigation revealed sexual assaults against a dog, a horse and a pig. And Dana Kintz, 28, pleaded guilty in St. Louis to performing sex acts on the dog belonging to her and her boyfriend, Shawn Ingram, 37.
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Western Highlands Network board members got some good financial news for a change on Sept. 24, in the form of more Medicaid funding for the 2013 calendar year. The state’s offer to increase the “per member per month” rate would mean an additional $11.2 million per year in Medicaid dollars, consultant Diane Bell told board members at a special meeting in Asheville. Western Highlands connects people who need government services for mental health, developmental and intellectual disabilities and substance abuse with providers of those services. The network covers eight Western North Carolina counties: Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania and Yancey. In January, Western Highlands became the second local management entity in North Carolina to convert to a managed-care agency, in which local officials manage federal Medicaid dollars funneled through the state. But six months into the new system, the agency made headlines when a multimillion-dollar deficit was revealed and the board fired its CEO. Answering a question from board Chair Steve Smith, Bell said the revenue boost, plus an increase in the number of Medicaid-eligible residents, would enable the agency to operate in the black — if it were just starting operations now. The 2012 rate, she said, had been set too low. “This is a pretty good offer,” said interim CEO Charles Schoenheit. “The state did pay attention.” But the rate increase doesn’t address the agency’s budget shortfall, estimated at $5.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30. “We’re kind of at the brink … financially,” noted board member Steve Wyatt, who’s also the Henderson County manager. After extensive discussion — including whether the agency should tie its acceptance of the new rate to the state’s making up last year’s deficit — the board decided to separate the two issues. Accordingly, board members voted 9-4 to accept the new rate for 2013, and then voted 11-2 to ask that the state make that rate retroactive to July 1, 2012 — the start of Western Highlands’ current fiscal year. Those opposed wanted to make the rate retroactive to Jan. 1. The board also unanimously approved hiring The Richmond Group in Richmond, Va., to conduct the search for a new CEO with a managedcare background. The firm will be paid an estimated $37,500 to $50,000, based on a percentage of the new hire’s salary. — Tracy Rose
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Dollar squeeze: Western Highland Network’s chair Steve Smith, right, reports that although the state has stepped in, the organization isn’t out of the woods yet. Western Highlands manages mental-health care in the region. Photo by Caitlin Byrd
MEDWEST HEALTH SYSTEM’S FUTURE STiLL UNDECiDED The fate of the MedWest Health System remains unknown in the wake of a Sept. 18 resolution by WestCare, a MedWest member, calling for the system’s dissolution. WestCare’s board, representing Harris Regional and Swain County hospitals, said MedWest has failed to achieve the four major objectives it was intended to fulfill: increasing access to health care, reducing the cost of services through improved use of resources, continuing to provide care in a charitable manner and retaining community responsibility for system management. The resolution was adopted on a 13-1 vote. MedWest Health System was created in 2009 when WestCare teamed up with the Haywood Regional Medical Center. In recent months, however, many doctors have openly expressed their discontent with the affiliation. In a Sept. 19 memo to WestCare’s medical staff, CEO Steve Heatherly tried to address the most recent concerns and the board’s resolution. "The only path to success for rural hospitals is for alignment between the board, management, staff and medical staff around an unyielding
commitment to serve locally every patient it can with the highest quality care, a world-class experience for patients and their families in a highly efficient manner,” he wrote. “As we have been saying for months, this must be our commitment in whatever organizational structure Harris Regional and Swain County hospitals exist.” Haywood Regional’s board of commissioners met Sept. 22 to discuss the WestCare resolution; no decision was made, though the board appears to be leaning toward sticking with the health system, said MedWest Communication Director Lucretia Stargell. In order to dissolve the health system, 11 of the MedWest Executive Committee’s 14 members would have to approve it. Harris Regional and Swain County hospitals account for seven seats on the committee; the other seven members represent Haywood Regional. "There is a stepwise process, but it is no assurance of what is going to happen,” said Stargell, adding, “The MedWest Executive Committee has not given their decision at this time.” — Caitlin Byrd Send your health-and-wellness news and tips to Caitlin Byrd at email@example.com or mxhealth@ mountainx.com, or call 251-1333, ext. 140.
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www.nutritionforward.com Asheville center For trAnscendentAl meditAtion ("tm") (pd.) IFree Introductory Talk: Thursdays. 6:30pm, Asheville TM Center, 165 e. chestnut (828) 254-4350. www. meditationAsheville.org “BreAthe in-relAx” Women’s retreAt (pd.) October 18-21. Asheville. Rejuvenate! with International Master Coaches Teri-E Belf, Vicki Escude. Balance mind, body, spirit through transformative storytelling, meditation, and movement. $479 www.WrinkleWisdom. com 828-274-3999. Arthritis FoundAtion tAi chi • WEDNESDAYS through (10/24), 4-5pm & 7:30pm-8:30pm - arthritis foundation Tai Chi will feature structured, slow practice geared toward beginners. Held at first Baptist church, 5 oak St. those without arthritis are welcome to attend. $12/$10 church members and mission Hospital employees and volunteers. Scholarships available. Info: www.wnctaichiarthritis.com or 253-8649. Asheville community yoGA center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: ashevillecommunityyoga.com. • SA (10/3), 7-8:30pm - Kirtan with Chaitanya, "a musical celebration of devotion." $10 suggested donation. Asheville inteGrAl • 2nd THURSDAYS, 7:30pm - Asheville Integral will focus on the works of Ken Wilber and Integral Philosophy. Held at network chiropractic, 218 e. chestnut St. Free. Info: 505-2826. BotAnicAl medicine For cAncer • TU (10/9), 7-9pm - Cheri Wagner will present a program on using botanical medicine for cancer prevention, care and survival. Held at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. Free; donations accepted. Info: www. jubileecommunity.org or 252-5335. events At PArdee hosPitAl All programs held at the Pardee Health Education Center in the Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. Free, but registration
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support groups Adult children oF Alcoholics & dysFunctionAl FAmilies ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: www.adultchildren.org. • 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. • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 2pm - "Inner Child" study group, Canton Library, 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: www.wnc-alanon. org or 800-286-1326. • WEDNESDAYS, 11:30am - "Daytime Serenity," Pardee Education Center at the Blue Ridge Mall, 1800 Four Seasons Blvd. --- 7pm - Grace covenant Presbyterian church, 798 merrimon ave. --- 5:45pm - Al-Anon meeting for women, Grace covenant Presbyterian church, 798 merrimon ave. at Gracelyn Road. --- 8pm - "Listen and Learn," St. John's Episcopal Church, 339 S. Main St., Marion. • 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. co-dePendents Anonymous A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • SATURDAYS, 11am - First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 779-2317 or 299-1666. • THURSDAYS, 6:45pm- MCC Sacred Journey, 135 Sugarloaf Road (I-26 exit 49A), Hendersonville. Info: email@example.com or text 4894042. deBtors Anonymous • MONDAYS, 7pm - Debtors Anonymous meets at First Congregational UUC, 20 Oak St., Room 101. info: www.debtorsanonymous.org. 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: www.pardeehospital. org or 692-4600. • WEDNESDAYS, noon-1:30pm & 5:30-7pm - Vet center out Station, a support group for veterans. Registration required before attending first meeting. info: 271-2711. • MONDAYS, 2-3pm & 7-8pm; WEDNESDAYS, 7-8pm - it works, a 12-step program for individuals struggling to overcome food addiction, meets in Hendersonville. Info and directions: 489-7259. Fertility suPPort GrouP • WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Therapist-lead group for women who are experiencing infertility and may be using assisted reproduction. meets at 43 grove St #4. Call to register: 803-0824. Fertility suPPort meetinG • 2nd MONDAYS, 6:30pm - "Circle of Hope," a support group for women and men who have been trying to conceive for one year or more, meets at Spa Materna, 640 Merrimon Ave., Suite 204. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. mArshAll Alcoholics Anonymous meetinG • FRIDAYS, 7pm - AA meeting at Marshall Presbyterian Church, 165 South Main St. Info: www.ashevilleaa.org. mother BeAr FAmily dens • 1st & 3rd THURSDAYS, noon-1:30pm - Mother Bear Family Dens, a "local family-led recovery community bringing families together to share recovery support, wellness tools, hope and encouragement." Meets at Soundview Family Home office, 713 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Bag lunches encouraged. Info: email@example.com. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, noon-1:30pm Additional meetings are held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian church, 789 merrimon ave. info: firstname.lastname@example.org. nAmi suPPort GrouPs The National Alliance on Mental Illness supports recovery for people living with mental illness and their families. Most groups meet at 356 Biltmore ave. #207/315. free. info: www.namiwnc.org or 505-7353. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am & 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - connection support group for those with a diagnosis and family/caregiver support group. Meetings held separately. • 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 11am - CONNECTION support group for those with a diagnosis. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - A Dual Diagnosis Support Group for those living with mental illness and substance abuse issues will be held at 3 Thurland Ave. overcomers clAsses • TUESDAYS - An Overcomers support group, for those dealing with addiction and other life-controlling problems, will meet in Mars Hill. Location and time: 689-9316. overcomers recovery suPPort GrouP a christian-based, 12-step recovery program. Provides a spiritual plan of recovery for people struggling with life-controlling problems. Meetings are held at S.O.S. Anglican Mission, 370 N. Louisiana Ave., Suite C-1. All are welcome. Info: email@example.com or 768-0199.
• MONDAYS, 6pm - A support group for men and women. overeAters Anonymous A fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. A 12-step program. • THURSDAYS, noon - Asheville: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: 277-1975. • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: 424 W. State St. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 669-0986. • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: 800-580-4761. • MONDAYS, 6pm - Asheville: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 252-4828. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: 626-2572. recovery From Food Addiction • MONDAYS, noon - Weekly support groups are held at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: scmunchkin59@yahoo. com. 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: www.ncsanon.org or 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 email: 237-1332 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.orgsites.com/ nc/saasheville.
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• Hendersonville's Wise Women's Group seeks 15 mature women for "companionship, support and mental stimulation." Info, location and dates: email@example.com. WorkAholics Anonymous • WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Workaholics Anonymous. Info and directions: www.workaholics-anonymous. org or 301-1727. more Wellness events online Check out the Wellness Calendar online at www. mountainx.com/events for info on events happening after october 11. cAlendAr deAdline The deadline for free and paid listings is 5 p.m. WednesdAy, one week prior to publication. Questions? Call (828)251-1333, ext. 365
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If you’ve ever worn local jewelry or decorated your home with regional pottery, you’ve experienced the power of craft. American Craft Week, a national initiative to honor handmade art and the people that create it, is coming to WNC. Now in its third year, the celebration is bigger and better. Regional highlights include a kickoff celebration on Friday, Oct. 5, featuring a presentation on “David Rakoff’s Paradise and other Craft Places,” presented by Jan Davidson, director of the John C. Campbell Folk School. The school will throw its Fall Festival in Brasstown on Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, featuring demonstrations, music, dance and fine crafts of all kinds. The festival has something for experienced craft aficionados and anyone who is discovering the beauty of handcrafted goods for the first time.
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If you’re looking for something closer to town, Asheville Art in the Park, a series of craft shows each June and October, features fine arts and crafts, including pottery, jewelry, woodworking, quilts and more. The show donates 10 percent of its proceeds to local nonprofit arts organizations, making it a great way to support the arts while adding something beautiful to your home. American Craft Week also offers a chance to get down and dirty with clay. Lori Theriault of The Village Potters in the River Arts District will lead a workshop on surface design on Saturday, Oct. 6. Anyone with intermediate throwing abilities can participate in a hands-on exploration of everything from stamping and sprigging to slip stretching. A pottery exchange will round out the workshop and participants are encouraged to bring a favorite piece to share. If you’d rather buy than try, Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine contemporary craft in Bakersville, will showcase a wide range of ceramic, glass and wood work by its member/owners. Gertrude Graham Smith, whose tea cups and saucers are featured, uses a soda fired porcelain technique to express her passion for ceramics. Her work will be on display and available for sale at the Mica gallery throughout American Craft Week. All of Mica’s clay artists will be participating in the Spruce Pine Potters Market Saturday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 14. Craft fairs, artist demonstrations and special exhibits are scattered throughout WNC, so check out the complete guide of American Craft Week events.
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tea time: Gertrude Graham Smith of the Mica cooperative gallery in Bakersville uses a soda-fired technique to create stunning tea cups and saucers.
AmericAn crAFt Week This annual coast-to-coast recognition of the makers, retailers, collectors and exhibitors of handmade craft will feature craft-related exhibits and activities Oct. 5-14. For a full list of WNC events and participating galleries visit www.americancraftweek.com/wnc. Art on mAin • SA (10/6) & SU (10/7), 10am-5pm - The Arts
October 6 & 7, 2012 10 am–5 pm Adults: $ 5 Ages 12-17: $ 3 Under 12: Free! Come enjoy all the crafts from over 200 vendors. There will be 40 demonstrations, music & dance on two stages, and great food. It’ll be a fun time for the whole family. See the entertainment schedule at FolkSchool.org/FallFestival.
Council of Henderson County will present its annual Art on Main festival featuring arts and crafts vendors and demonstrations. Held throughout Main Street, Hendersonville. Free. Info: www. acofhc.org. Asheville Art in the PArk • SATURDAYS through (10/20), 10am-6pm Asheville Art in the Park will feature 60 area artisans and demonstrations by John C. Campbell Folk School crafters. Held in Pack Square Park. Free. Info: www.ashevilleartinthepark.com. Autumn leAves crAFt shoW • TH (10/11) & FR (10/12), 10am-5pm; SA
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(10/13), 10am-4pm - the autumn leaves craft Show will feature 50 local crafters at the Macon County Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 441, Franklin. attendees are encouraged to bring a can of cat
food for the catman 2 Sanctuary. free to attend. Info: www.stayandplayinthesmokies.com. Biltmore lAke Art And crAFt FestivAl • SA (10/6), 10am-4pm - The Biltmore Lake Art and Craft Festival will feature artists from WNC and beyond, along with activities for kids. Held at the Biltmore Lake Clubhouse, 80 Lake Drive, Candler. Free to attend. Info: www.biltmorelakeartandcraftfestival.com. Blue sPirAl 1 • Through TU (12/31) - Blue Spiral 1 will host ceramics by Ben Owen III, Gary Schlappal and Vicki Grant, along with wood pendulums by Michael Costello and baskets by Carole Hetzel. Located at 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free. Info: www.bluespiral1.com. crAFt FAir oF the southern hiGhlAnds •TH (10/18) through SA (10/20), 10am-6pm; SU (9/21), 10am-5pm - 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: www.craftguild.org or 298-7928. crimson lAurel GAllery • Through WE (10/31) - Crimson Laurel Gallery, 23 Crimson Laurel Way, Bakersville, will host three exhibits: Veil, ceramics by Matt Kelleher; Stories by Hand, ceramics by Jenny mendes and Shoko Teruyama; and a ceramics display by Susan Feagin. Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. & Mon., noon-5pm.
Free. Info: 688-3599 or www.crimsonlaurelgallery. com. culloWhee studio tour • FR (10/5), 4-7pm & SA (10/6), 10am-4pm - The first annual Cullowhee Studio Tour will feature a salt-glazed wood-fired potters’ studio, a homeweaving studio and a blacksmithing studio, along with demonstrations by Jackson County’s professional craft artists. Held throughout Cullowhee. free. info and directions: wingedgriffinstudios@ hotmail.com. eAst oF Asheville studio tour • SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 10am-6pm - A selfguided tour of artist studios in East Asheville, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Fairview and Old fort. free. info: www.eaststudiotour.com.
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Folk Art center • Through SU (1/6) - Black and White III, works by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, will be on display as part of American Craft Week at the Folk Art Center, MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mon.-Sun., 9am-6pm. Free. Info: www. craftguild.org or 298-7928. FloW • FR (10/12), 6-9pm - An opening reception for 20/20: Jewelry by Deb Karash will be held at Flow: handmade adornment Body and home, 14 S. Main St., Marshall. Info: www.flowmarshall.com. From hAnd to hAnd: FunctionAl crAFt in Wnc • Through FR (11/16) - From Hand to Hand: Functional Craft in WNC, a celebration of craft artists living in the 25 counties of Western North Carolina, will be on display at HandMade in america, 125 S. lexington ave. info: www.handmadeinamerica.org. • FR (10/12), 5:30-8pm - American Craft Week reception. GrAce cAthey scuPture GArden And GAllery • FR (10/5), SA (10/6); SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 1-4pm - grace cathey Scupture garden and Gallery, 136 Depot St., Waynesville, will host fire and steel demonstrations including the creation of a life-sized bird sculpture. Free. Info: www.gracecathey.com. hiGh country Quilters • TH (10/11) through SA (10/13), 10am-4pm - The High Country Quilters' annual show, "Bear Foot in the Mountains," will feature a variety of quilts, a craft room, vendors, food and more. Held at the Maggie Valley Town Hall and Pavillion, 3987 Soco Road, Maggie Valley. Free. Info: highcountryquilt@ att.net or 926-3169. hoW to Get your Work seen • SU (10/7), 6-8pm - HandMade in America will host a panel discussion titled "How to Get Your Work Seen," with representatives from Grovewood Gallery, the Mint Museum and Mora Gallery, along with HandMade in America executive director Gwynne Rukenbrod. Held at the handmade in america office, 125 S. lexington ave. free. info: www.handmadeinamerica.org. jeWelry demonstrAtion • SA (10/6), noon-3pm - David Lookingbill will discuss “Desert Landscapes” jewelry and perform live demonstrations at Desert Moon Studios and
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LOVE ASHEVILLE’S NEW GO LOCAL IT’S ! E E R F DIRECTORY! Asheville’s buy-local network — Go Local — is about to grow, thanks to a new printed directory detailing what local businesses will be offering to thousands of Go Local card-carrying shoppers in 2013. There is no cost for businesses to participate, although they must agree to provide a discount or special incentive when a customer shows their Love Asheville – Go Local Card.
ASHEVILLE’S GO LOCAL REVOLUTION JUST GOT BIGGER!
Area residents join the network by purchasing a Go Local card for $15, which is good the entire calendar year.
Three local groups have teamed up to take the network to the next level: The Asheville Grown Business Alliance, Asheville City Schools Foundation and Mountain Xpress Xpress.
Xpress will publish the network’s ﬁrst printed directory in December, when 28,000 directories will be inserted in the weekly paper. An additional 12,000 directories will be distributed around town in January and February 2013. Every Go Local business will be listed in the directory without charge. Enhanced listings and display advertising will also be available. Contact Mountain Xpress (firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-1333 ext. 123). Ten dollars of each Go Local card’s $15 price go to support Asheville public school’s after-school programs, innovative classroom projects, arts education presented by local artists, professional development for teachers and excursion experiences for students. The remaining $5 covers the cost of producing the card and operating the volunteer-based Asheville Grown Business Alliance. Businesses wanting to join the network need to complete an online form, which can be accessed at Mountain Xpress’ website at avl.mx/ku. The form must be completed by Oct. 19. By registering, businesses verify that they are independently and locally owned.
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designs, 372 depot St. free. info: www.desertmoondesigns-studios.com. john c. cAmPBell Folk school FAll FestivAl • SA (10/6) & SU (10/7), 10am-5pm - The John C. Campbell Folk School, American Craft Week's lead sponsor, will host its Fall Festival, featuring fine artwork and crafts from 200 regional exhibitors. The festival will include 40 artist demonstrations, activities for kids, music and food. Held at One Folk School Road, Brasstown. $5/$3 ages 12-17/under 12 free. Info: www.folkschool.org/fallfestival.
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kick-oFF event • FR (10/5), 6pm - A kick-off event for American Craft Week will feature Jan Davidson, executive director of the John C. Campbell Folk School, presenting his thoughts on the role of craft in WNC and the significance of american craft week. Coincides with the Asheville Friday Downtown Gallery Stroll. Held at Haywood Park Hotel, 1 Battery Park ave. free. info: www.americancraftweek.com/wnc. kiln oPeninG • SA (10/13), 10am-4pm - Little Mountain Pottery will host a kiln opening, featuring demonstrations by Claude and Elaine Graves. Held at 6372 Peniel Road, tryon. free. info: www.facebook.com/ LittleMountainPotteryTryonNC. mAkers: A history oF AmericAn studio crAFt • TU (10/9), 7pm - Authors Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf will share their experiences as authors of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, discuss the significance of the craft movement and share their thoughts on the direction of craft in America. Held in UNCA's Reuter Center. free. info: www.handmadeinamerica.org. mh liBmAn WoodturninG • MO (10/8) through SA (10/13), 11am, 1pm & 3pm - MH Libman Woodturning will offer studio tours and demonstrations at 191 lyman St., Suite 165. Free. Info: www.woodbowls.net. mountAin mAde • Through WE (10/31) - Mountain Made, 1 Page Ave., Suite 123 in the Grove Arcade, will feature a month-long celebration of local craft including pottery demonstrations by Jean and Carl Saak and glassblowing demonstrations by Jason Probstein. free. info: www.mtnmade.com. murPhy Art WAlk • FR (10/5), 5-8pm - An art walk will be held throughout downtown Murphy, featuring local artists, demonstrations and live music. Free. Info: www.valleyriverarts.com/artwalk. PAPer sculPture And collAGe • SA (10/6) through MO (12/31) - Cut, Bend, Fold, Color: Paper Sculpture and Collage in Dimension. Held at Grovewood Gallery, 111 Grovewood Road. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: www.grovewood.com or 253-7651. • SA (10/6), 4-6pm - Opening reception.
it takes a village: Lori Theriault of The Village Potters uses a relief-carving technique to bring her ceramics to life.
Highlights include a kiln opening at Cotton Mill Studios, a "collaborative painting experience" at drakon Studios and a chair caning demo at Studio 375 depot. free. info and map: www.riverartsdistrict.com. southern crAFt: A revivAl in the mountAins • FR (10/12), 5:30pm - Anna Fariello, director of the Craft Revival Project at WCU, will present Southern Craft: A Revival in the Mountains. Held at handmade in america, 125 S. lexington ave. Made possible by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Free. Info: www.handmadeinamerica.org. sPruce Pine Potters’ mArket • SA (10/13) & SU (10/14), 10am-5pm - The Spruce Pine Potters’ Market will feature 30 potters and clay artists at 31 Cross St., Spruce Pine. Free to attend. info: www.sprucepinepottersmarket.com.
PenlAnd school oF crAFts • Through SU (11/18) - The Core Show, works by Penland School of Crafts' core fellows, will be on display at 67 Doras Trail, Penland. Info: www. penland.org. • FR (10/5), 7-8:30pm - Opening reception.
summer Art And jeWelry mArket • 1st SATURDAYS through (10/6) - The Summer Art and Jewelry Market will be held in the parking lot by Dock’s Deli, 222 S. Grove St., Hendersonville. Free to attend. Info: www.mygardenofbeadin.com or 698-0715.
rAd second sAturdAys • SA (10/13), 10am-6pm - Asheville River Arts District's Second Saturdays will feature artist demonstrations, classes, open studios and more.
the BAscom: A center For the visuAl Arts • Through WE (10/31) - The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts will display two exhibits: Art
Rosenbaum: Voices, paintings depicting rural Southern life; and American Craft Today, a juried exhibition of creations by approximately 50 craftspeople. Located at 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free. Info: www.thebascom.org. the villAGe Potters • SA (10/6), 9am-4pm - “Surface Textures on greenware,” a hands-on workshop with the Village Potters owner Lori Theriault, will be held at 191 lyman St., #180. Students are invited to bring an example of surface texture on finished
shirts art shoes dresses jeans cups hats rugs sweaters boots scarves ponchos bracelets bowls
pots. A pot exchange will follow the workshop. Intermediate throwing skills required. $130. Info: www.thevillagepotters.com or 253-2424. --- 6:30pm - A one-year anniversary party for The Village Potters will be held at 191 Lyman St., #180, featuring music, drumming and fire dancing. free. Info: www.thevillagepotters.com. • MO (10/8) through FR (10/12), 11am-2pm - Artist demonstrations. free. • SA (10/13), 11am-2pm - Works by students from The Village Potters Teaching Center will be on display. Free.
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Whoa, autumn! By Emily Patrick Photos by Max Cooper “It’s October,” says restaurant owner Meherwan Irani, in an attempt to explain the confluence of restaurant openings and expansions that happens this time of year, as if the month itself acts as an entrepreneurial invigorator. Irani will be opening MG Road lounge this week, below his popular Chai Pani restaurant. It’s unclear whether the season or the weather or the impending invasion of the leaf peepers has stirred up Asheville’s restaurant world, but certainly, all over the area, food-centric businesses are opening and expanding during these early autumn days.
Small Terrain offers grow-your-own-home inspiration Though it sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, urban homesteading has lately spread to kitchens and backyards near and far. In Asheville, chickens stroll across lawns and tomatoes trellis against mailboxes. Natalie Pollard's new West Asheville shop, Small Terrain, caters to the small-scale agriculturalist and the from-scratch kitchen enthusiast. The new space houses high-quality gardening tools, soil amendments, chicken feed, beekeeping basics, canning accouterments, cheese-making equipment, rain barrels and living wall planters all in one space. Pollard says that large fields and entire projects aren't the focus of the inventory; rather, she stocks the staples and starters for larger undertakings, as well as informational resources to enable her customers to begin a project and acquire the supplies they need to do it well. “The idea is if someone's at home, and they're like, 'Gosh, I really want to start
a raised bed today,' that they could come here and at least get the basics to get a little garden going,” she says. Because the growing season is almost finished for this year, she adds, she's still designing the inventory. Over the winter, she hopes to work with the community to determine which products to focus on stocking in the spring. “I think it will just reveal itself as far as what people need and want out of it,” she says. “I just have some introductory stuff to let people know it will be here, and then in the spring, I'm going to have a lot more.” But Small Terrain offers plenty to keep the kitchen tinkerer busy through the winter. It's possibly the only retail source in town that stocks starter cultures for kombucha, yogurt, buttermilk and cheese. Plus, the bookshelves host a variety of literature on beekeeping, healthful cooking, fermentation and design. The space will host classes on topics such as canning and permaculture.
Tools and trinkets: Natalie Pollard’s Small Terrain supplies practical projects and whimsies alike.
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A bounty of new ventures open this week, including MG Road, Isis, CreekSide Tavern & more.
Pollard, who has a graduate degree in landscape architecture, will also collaborate with Living Roofs Inc., an Ashevillebased company that helps homeowners turn their roofs into green spaces. The shop itself represents a work of sustainable design. Pollard salvaged most of the furniture herself. An old door serves as a countertop. Slotted tin buckets for harvesting olives adorn the light fixtures. Stained wooden palates make up the sales counter. The space is
calm and charming at once. It's enough to make you wonder whether it's a design portfolio in itself, but Pollard says she's focusing on retail for the present. “The idea is to start off with retail and classes and then, yes, on consulting and more community design,” she says “My interest is to empower you to do your own yard.” Small Terrain, 278 Haywood Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Orgeat and instincts: MG Road offers craft cocktails in a modern lounge environment Meherwan and Molly Irani appealed to Asheville’s stomachs with their restaurant Chai Pani. Now, they will focus on our instincts with MG Road, “a place where, instinctively, you want to come to be because it feels so good to be here,” as Meherwan puts it. Located below Chai Pani on Wall Street, MG Road officially opens on Thursday, Oct. 4. The lounge spreads out from the entryway in a wash of colorful, cushioned loungers. A long, communal table runs down the center of the space, designed with conversation in mind. “This space just kind of fell into our laps, and when we thought about what would be the most natural thing for us to do, that’s when the idea for a bar and lounge came about,” Meherwan says. The bar and lounge represents the first of two major projects that the Iranis will tackle this month. They recently announced they’re developing a second location of Chai Pani in Atlanta. The MG Road team includes staff recruited from other local establishments: Mike Burnette of Cucina 24 will take up the role of general manager; Ashley Capps of Farm and Sparrow will create desserts; and Jonathan Ammons of Burgermeister’s will tend bar.
Scratch-made components will fill out the cocktails. The bartenders will make juices, purees, bitters and even almond milk syrup, or orgeat. But MG Road also traces their origins through history. “We’re looking at the classic cocktails that were inspired by the British being in India and how they influenced both Indian cocktails and how those influenced American cocktails,” Meherwan says. “Punch actually comes from India originally, and it’s an Indian word, ‘punch.’” Meherwan and his staff agree that background knowledge helps them provide a context for their craft they hope guests can sense. “We’re not here to go over the top ... If that drink is delicious, it’s delicious, and that’s the ultimate goal,” says Michael Files, partner and designer. If any one concept underlies the bar and lounge, Meherwan says it’s fun. Polynesian Mai Tais share space with classic cocktails and Indian-inspired specialty drinks, such as the Kewda Fizz, a tangy mash-up of gin, lemon juice, ginger syrup, sweet basil and kewda water, an aromatic, floral extract made from the flower of the screw pine tree.
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Comfort and cocktails: Meherwan and Molly Irani have created a sleek, modern lounge at MG Road.
While the lounge will focus primarily on drinks, MG Road will offer food as well. “The primary focus is going to be the Indian equivalent of bar snacks that I hope will take the bar snack to a whole new level, like actually make it something other than a bowl of peanuts,” Meherwan says. The menu will also include a few slightly larger plates. Light and airy puffed tapioca crisps and bite-sized flour wafers decked in chopped vegetables and sweet yogurt dressing appeal to late-night cravings.
Desserts include a powdered-sugardusted, fried pastry with a cardamom custard center and a chocolate, pistachio, chickpea-flour sweet bar. “We want this to be first and foremost a gathering spot, a bar and a lounge where people walk in and say, ‘Man, this is the best drink I’ve ever had, and this place is beautiful, and it feels great to be here,’” Meherwan says. MG Road officially opens on Thursday, Oct 4. It will be open at 4:30 p.m. daily.
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Isis keeps it cool Its facade, imposing; its name, divine. But despite the grandeur of the real estate, the family behind Isis Restaurant and Music Hall hopes for a quiet opening next week. “We’ve tried to get a reign on the hype,” says Harris Woody, the oldest son in the five-member Woody family. The clan has been working together to renovate the historic theater building — which most recently housed Pastabilities restaurant — since November 2011, although they’ve owned the spot since 1998.
“Isis Theater, in its heyday, when it was built in the ‘30s, was a big community type of center for folks in this neighborhood,” Harris says. “We’re trying to revive that community sense of having a place to offer the area for people to come hang out, whether it be a drink or some food or to see a show.” The space includes a restaurant with an outdoor patio, two bars, a large stage, a balcony and a lounge complete with a grand piano. But the Woodys say the venue’s large size doesn’t mean its concept will be complicated or high-brow.
The sandwich’s sandwich: The CreekSide BBQ Club layers a grilled cheese between bacon, ham, turkey and fried green tomatoes.
CreekSide Taphouse brings the hog to Haw Creek Just in time for fall patio weather, CreekSide Taphouse is open. The Haw Creek restaurant occupies the old Ruby’s building and the abundant outdoor space that surrounds it: a covered porch, open deck, picnic tables in the grass, a volleyball court and a playground for the kids. “Setting up this entire space was based on what was here before and what we felt would go really well in the neighborhood,” says owner Brendan Dennehy. “We saw a need for the space, so we didn’t really want to break it down too much.” Now, the outdoor amenities come with a new menu and tap list. Dennehy, son of City Bakery’s Pat and Rose Dennehy, owns the new restaurant with his wife, Patty. Along with Gil Holmes, formerly of 12 Bones Smokehouse and Asheville Brewing, they’re serving up enthusiastic bar food, local brews, domestic standards and liquor drinks. “We want to respect what the neighborhood wants,” Patty says. “We want to try to offer them things they might not have tried … but we respect the fact that it’s a neighborhood. You want your comfortable neighborhood bar, and if we can provide that, there you go.” With 19 beers on tap, the Dennehys hope to provide a beer for every imbiber. The 10 North Carolina taps pour the works of Asheville Brewing, French Broad, Highland, Green Man, Pisgah and Foothills. But old standards receive
ample representation as well, including Sierra Nevada, Guinness, Bud Light and Yuengling. Barbecue takes center stage on the menu in a series of pastries, nachos, sandwiches, stews and plates. So far, Brendan says the most popular item has been the “CreekSide BBQ Club.” It’s a sandwich within a sandwich, with layers of smoked pork, sliced ham, smoked turkey, smoked bacon and fried green tomatoes surround a grilled cheese sandwich in the center. Yes, it’s decadent, but it’s also carefully made and proportioned for sharing. CreekSide’s barbecue sauce options take on a lot of territory. “We’re trying to get all the flavors covered in the South,” Holmes says. “You’ve got your tomato. You’ve got your Alabama white sauce. You’ve got your vinegar from here.” Vinegar is the base of the house sauce, but a sauce bar provides the others, which also include mustard-based and jalapeño garlic. Even among the barbecue and burgers, the menu includes plenty of veggies. The salads come large and fresh, and portobellos fill out sandwiches and nachos. Holmes says he reserves a corner of the grill just for the mushrooms. CreekSide Taphouse, 9 Beverly Road, opens daily from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. The kitchen closes at 10 p.m. Lunch hours are planned. Get more info at 5752880 or at CreekSide’s Facebook page.
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Quiet quality: The Woody family and chef hope Isis’ food will speak for itself.
“It’s pretty much a reflection of what we enjoy,” says Scott Woody, the family patriarch. “We want to be a place that’s comfortable for people to come to that has good food.” “Just good food and good music,” adds his daughter, Josephine. The family is this week hosting a series of soft openings and a private event. They will determine which day is best to open to the public during the week of Oct. 8. Isis will offer dinner, late-night dining and a full bar in its initial week. Concerts and perhaps brunch will come later. The dinner menu features classic American fare, with an emphasis on seafood since both chefs, Mike Mahoney and John McGregor, have worked in kitchens along the Southeastern coast. The Woodys recommend “The Hoppin’ John”: yellow-eyed peas, red quinoa, smoked bacon and shrimp. For an entree, they suggest local rainbow
trout with wilted chard, red quinoa and artichoke buerre blanc. The late-night menu will include short ribs and duck tacos. Appetizers will be priced under $10. Entrees will mostly be less than $20. The Woodys agree that they don’t want to do too much talking for their creation. Instead, they center their efforts on one key term: “Quality,” says Josephine. “And then it will speak for itself.” Isis will open 743 Haywood Road in West Asheville for dinner and late-night service during the week of Oct. 8. Dinner runs from 5 to 10 p.m., at which time late-night fare takes over until 1 a.m. For now, the restaurant will observe these hours seven days a week. The owners suggest visiting their Facebook page for more information about the opening. The venue has a website, isisasheville.com, but it’s still in the works.
Moving on up: Bar manager Jesse Ratliff will enjoy more elbow room when Table expands to a second level.
Table pulls out a leaf What seemed like a slight alteration to Table's entryway turns out to open the door to much more: Chef Jacob Sessoms and his team are building a cocktail bar and lounge on the second floor of the building. They moved the doorway to open up the marble staircase leading to the upper level. “We are gearing it as a separate entity, but connected,” Sessoms says. Bar manager Jesse Ratliff will expand his craft cocktail efforts in the 1,200square-foot expansion with a large bar and a small lounge area. The space will give the Table team room to experiment with both drinks and light food items. Table's commitment to house-made charcuterie will receive more emphasis. “The focus of the food upstairs is going to be raw and cured,” Sessoms says. “Oysters, tartare, sashimi, cheese.” The project has been in the works for about two years, and Sessoms says that when he hired Ratliff about a year ago, he had the expansion in mind. “He operates his end of the restaurant just as I do, really, like a chef,” Sessoms says. “His idea is to find the best ingredients, make the best combinations and please somebody with it.”
With the lounge space, Sessoms plans to offer something that's missing in Asheville. “Asheville has been either a restaurant town or a bar scene, and the bar scene is meant for drinking,” he says. Instead, he plans to create a more relaxed environment. He hopes the lounge will attract, among others, people who are interested in food and cocktails but can't necessarily afford the upscale dinner downstairs. “Come have a really good drink and just a bite of our food,” he says. “I think [the clientele] will skew a little younger. But Asheville's changing, too, dramatically. There's more good jobs every year, so there's more people sub-40 with enough money to spend to have a decent drink.” Sessoms says he has opened enough restaurants to know that timetables are unreliable at best, but he hints that the upstairs space could be open before the year is out. But for him, taking his time is part of the process. “Everything I can do, I do myself,” he says. “I did the plumbing; I did the design; I did the electrical work in [Table]. Upstairs I'll do less, just because I have less time nowadays. I like to do it all. I like to see how everything works, so it takes longer.”
Dine with chef Adam Wilson: The Square Root’s Hendersonville location will feature a chef’s table.
Brevard’s Square Root multiplies Rick and Adam Wilson want to save their customers a drive. The father-son duo plan to open a second location of their Brevard restaurant, The Square Root, in Hendersonville later this month. “We have a lot of customers from Hendersonville that come into Brevard for our restaurant,” Rick says. “We think Hendersonville has a lot of the qualities that Brevard has. It’s a small town, but it’s a forward town.” The Wilsons bought The Square Root three years ago, and under their management, voters in Xpress‘ Best of WNC poll have named it Brevard’s best restaurant for the past two years. The eatery currently offers polished lunch and dinner service in downtown Brevard. They serve “relaxed American cuisine with a world view,” entrees such as softshell crab, chicken curry, butternut squash ravioli and an abundance of steaks in various cuts. The Hendersonville expansion will reflect the Brevard location’s menu in the center of the town at 111 S. Main St., the address formerly occupied by Square One Bistro. But there’s a key difference between the two locations: The Hendersonville space will offer something new to the area, a chef’s table at which a small party of diners (probably two to four, Rick
says) can experience the bustle of the kitchen up close. “They’ll sit about 10, 15 feet away from the sauté chef and get to see all the fun cooking going on,” Rick says. Adam, executive chef, has worked in kitchens with chef’s tables in the past, and he said he’s excited to offer one in his own restaurant. “It’s a lot of fun getting to interact with the guests and them getting to sample the food and see the flames,” he says. The large kitchen allows him to accommodate special projects like the chef’s table, he says, and with the large kitchen comes a large dining room. The Hendersonville space will seat 139 guests, about twice as many as the Brevard restaurant. The Wilsons began renovating the South Main Street space in late September, with special help from the third generation of Wilson restaurateurs, Adam’s 15-month-old son, Devan. “He’s the chef’s helper,” Adam says. “It’s something I would love to teach him if he wants to learn.” The Wilsons hope to open the Hendersonville Square Root in midOctober. For more information about The Square Root, visit them at squarerootrestaurant.com.
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brewsnews brEWgasm gEts bookish local WritEr annE fittEn glEnn rElEasEs ashEVillE bEEr book by Emily patrick Call her Brewgasm; call her Edgy Mama; call her Anne Fitten (it's a two-part first name), and now, call her the author of a published beer book. Anne Fitten Glenn, who has written for Xpress in several capacities, covering food, parenting topics and, most prominently, “Brews News,” released Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing in September. For the past three years, Glenn has been the woman behind the pen of Xpress' biweekly beer column. In her new book, she brings in-depth historical and chronological coverage to the subject of Asheville’s brews. Glenn begins the story of WNC beer centuries before it officially began (when Highland Brewing opened in 1994). “It's 1796,” she says. “Basically, there was this rude collection of huts where the courthouse is now, like log huts, and this was a little town called Morristown. Tiny town. There was no railroad. There was really nothing here.” The state government sent a scouting party to the area to establish a county seat, she explains. They picked a spot several miles south of Morristown, near the current location of Biltmore Village. But when they returned to Morristown to spend the night, they visited the local tavern, where the enterprising locals convinced them to change their plans and set up the county seat there instead. “So Asheville was basically founded because of a cunning tavern-keeper and his very excellent whiskey,” Glenn says. It's the spirit of this story, Glenn says, that sets the tone for her book. She only has two sources for the events, and as an experienced researcher — she holds a master's degree in English from the University of Georgia — she knows the tale could be totally apocryphal. (Plus, it's about whiskey, not beer.) But it's this kind of story that demonstrates the great influence of the seemingly trivial. In Asheville, beer turns out to be not so trivial after all. Today, it's developing into a multimillion-dollar industry. The second half of Glenn's book traces the development of Asheville's beer industry since 1994. While it includes the stories of Asheville's local brewers, it also tracks the ripples that the industry has made in the community at large. “I have an entire chapter on what I call hub businesses, so businesses that have sprung up around the breweries, whether they're bottle shops or soap makers,” Glenn says.
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bEEr book-signing EVEnts thursday, oct. 4: The Bar of Soap, 333 Merrimon Ave., 6 to 9 p.m. Includes specials of local canned beers. saturday, oct. 6: Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, 42 Biltmore Ave., 5 to 8 p.m. Will tap a special local keg. tuesday, oct. 16: Pisgah Brewing Company, Black Mountain, 6 to 8 p.m. Will offer specials on a couple of Pisgah beers. thursday, oct. 18: Bruisin’ Ales Beer Shop, 66 Broadway, 5 to 7 p.m. Free beer tastings from a local brewery. Wednesday, oct. 24: Altamont Brewing Company, 1042 Haywood Road, 6 to 8 p.m. Will offer specials on a couple local drafts. Coming in November and December, locally: Green Man Brewery in Asheville, Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville, Highland Brewing in Asheville, and Asheville Brewing Company.
She developed her taste for beer by paying close attention to the industry while living in London and Woody Creek, Colo. “[In England] they have what's called the Real Ale Movement,” she says. “So a lot of the pubs in London make their own beer, and they make beer in their basement, and they have these casks of beer on the bar. So learning about beer there 20 years ago was very interesting.” In Colorado, she worked for an educational research foundation started by George Stranahan, who co-founded and, at that time, owned Flying Dog Brewery. She says her memorable beer-drinking experience in Colorado involved a drunken, nighttime run-in with a naked Hunter S. Thompson, who was upset about her treatment of Stranahan's hot tub. (For the full story, check out the book.) When she moved to Asheville in 1997, Glenn began freelancing for local papers, writing both food and small-business news. Four years ago, she noticed that her articles often overlapped; many of the new small businesses she covered were breweries. Since then, she's become a local authority on the beverage. She recently began teaching Beer 101 classes for the Asheville Brewers Alliance. Both the general public and members of the service industry benefit from her insight. But what's in her glass? Glenn hesitates to say. “People also ask me what my favorite beers are, or my favorite local beer, and it's kind of like picking my favorite child,” she says. “I drank a lot of coffee stout when I was writing the book.” She recommends Pisgah Brewing's Valdez and Epic's Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout. Glenn says she's not sure if she will write another non-fiction book, but she's planning a craft beer guide for women. She says she would like to see more women working in beer. “I've spent a lot of time working in businesses where there aren't a lot of women, so it hasn't really phased me,” she says “We now have a couple of women who actually work at breweries in the area. But, I mean, a couple?” No matter what she writes in the future, Glenn says her glass will be in hand, and that her glass is half full. “I want to teach people about beer and how to serve beer and how to enjoy it, but I don't like the kind of inherent snobbery that goes along with that,” she says. “But I do kind of romanticize it … I don't take beer too seriously, but I'm very passionate about it.”X
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a cHanGe is Gonna come by Jordan Lawrence When Asheville’s Ahleuchatistas released Location Location in 2011 there was an easy explanation as to why it sounded different from the rest of their catalog. The year before, the boundary-obliterating instrumental outfit had diminished from a trio to a duo, drummer Ryan Oslance and guitarist Shane Perlowin soldiering on without bassist Derek Poteat. Whatever new techniques emerged could easily be attributed to the new configuration. This year, the group offers Heads Full of Poison, their seventh full-length and second as a duo, and it sounds as different from Location Location as that record does from the rest of Ahleuchatistas’ output. Location Location is jarring and atmospheric, experimenting with abrasive tones and entrancing dissonance alongside skittering, free jazz-inspired rhythms that are more often textural than propulsive. Heads is kinetic and explosive, breakneck and angular guitar melodies fusing with intricate drum patterns to create an allconsuming force. Riveting from end to end, the album proves that this band doesn’t need a lineup change to justify changing course. “I don’t think that we’re really bound by anyone’s expectations of what they’re going to hear,” Perlowin says. “This record demonstrates that, and I think that’s a really good thing. Really, there were no guidelines when the band formed. We’ve gone through four lineups, one of which recorded four albums, and now this is the second album in this particular format.”
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Heads is a more cohesive effort than Location Location, which makes sense given the different circumstances that led to their creation. Location Location was recorded during a haphazard collection of sessions during Oslance and Perlowin's early days as a duo, none of which were intended to be compiled on an album. The oldest material on Heads has been in the band’s repertoire for about two years, tested and perfected on the road before it was captured. The newer songs, most of which comprise the back half of the double LP, were debuted on the duo’s two-month European tour last fall. Both albums contain improvisatory elements, but with Heads, the constructs for those experiments were far more concrete. “That’s from experimenting and working things out and finding textures and approaches that work for us, that we feel are fresh and convey what we want to convey,” Perlowin says,. “A lot of our show is kind of a mixture, and it has been really since we’ve been touring as a duo. This is just kind of the first release that showcases primarily the more compositional element, even though there is a lot of improvisation.” Ahleuchatistas benefited from a lucky break when it came time to record. Friends of theirs had just gutted a house in West Asheville for renovations, and allowed the players to set up shop in the vacant space. Adding to their windfall, Static Age Records was in the process of relocating its recording studio and gave
aHLeucHatistas witH tHe critters & common visions tHe Grey eaGLe Friday october 5 9 pm $7 tHeGreyeaGLe.com the outfit its gear as a means of storing it during the transition. The house’s rich acoustics and the relaxed environment were both key contributors to the album’s spacious and absorbing sound. “It was a very comfortable setting,” Oslance says. “We just had an empty house to ourselves with just a phenomenal studio setup that we didn’t own, and we got to just record ourselves into the wee hours of the night and work all-day long with nobody else around. So I think having that freedom and comfort, we’re not going to sound as rushed or hurried.” The result of Ahleuchatistas’ relaxed studio session might well be their best record to date, a barrage of styles and moods that nevertheless gels into an immersive whole. For instance, the epic, 15-minute title track starts out with a thrilling back-and-forth between sections of chugging, African-inspired rhythm and concussive psych-rock attacks. After an ethereal bridge that squares an undercurrent of nervy noise against breezy Oriental melodies, the song erupts into a pummeling finale where surf riff mutations emerge from ominous walls of sludgy distortion. It would surely be incredible to see the duo pull it off live, but that opportunity may already be gone. “We’re looking to be playing pretty much all new material,” Perlowin laughs, looking forward to the outfit's fall tour dates. “Not all new material, but we’re moving into new territory for our upcoming gigs. Basically, that material that we captured here on this album is kind of the stuff we’ve been touring for two years, so we’re moving forward. I’m really happy with how we’ve captured it, but we’ve gotten to document something that a lot of people got to see live. Now we’re moving forward with writing and experimenting and playing.” X Jordan Lawrence is music editor at Shuffle Magazine and a contributing writer at The Independent.
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and adding ashEVillE’s michaEl libramEnto on bass by alli marshall “Playing on the road, you acquire musical friends,” says local multi-instrumentalist Michael Libramento. His musical friends include Grace Potter and the Nocturnals — he joined that band late last fall, first to play on their album, The Lion The Beast The Beat, then joining their tour on bass. Oh yeah, he also shared the stage with Willie Nelson at FarmAid 12 last month. Libramento has performed in local bands stephaniesid, Ice Cream (his experimental keysand-drums duo with Evan Martin) and Floating Action. It was while touring with the Seth Kauffman-led outfit that Libramento first met Potter and her band. “I reached out to Grace. I didn't know they were looking for anyone. I was like, 'Let's make some music, it would be fun to record or play,'” he says. “She called me back and said there was a gig that they needed someone to play for. It just kind of worked out.” Even though this venture with the Vermontbased rock band is a lot of firsts for Libramento (first stadium shows, for one; first time spending more than a month in a Los Angeles studio), he seems at ease among the Nocturnals. When the band performed on Good Morning America in June, Libramento looked like a seasoned pro on the small screen. (See him on stage in person this week: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals starts their fall tour with a show at The Orange Peel.) And the frontwoman seems happy with the end result. She even has a nickname for Libramento. “When we were getting into the studio initially, it was just Scott [Tournet on guitars], Benny [Yurco on guitars and vocals], Matt [Burr on drums] and myself,” says Potter. “Libro came in about halfway through the process and that's when things really did click together. We were trying to make a five-piece band out of four musicians, and it felt like something was missing.” She says that when Libramento joined the group, “That's when I started getting really comfortable again. We got really psyched on the songs.”
Who Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, with Rayland Baxter
The Orange Peel
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night vision: Grace Potter says that, when her band the Nocturnals brought Michael Libramento, at far right, into the studio, “That’s when I started getting really comfortable again. We got really psyched on the songs.” Photo by Phil Andelman The album, Potter explains, was guided by the band and which songs they locked in on during the recording process. So it's a group effort, but it's also a departure. Lion deals with fairy tale archetypes along with themes of change, loss and renewal — all reflections on the very literal state of the Nocturnals. “There are definitely themes of the changing membership of the band and all the changes we go through, as people, in our lives,” says Potter. On the record, “There was a lot of openness, a lot more exploration. That has to reflect in the lyrics whether I meant it to or not.” Lion is also underscored by a polish and pop-savvy that reflects Potter and company's evolution. Listen to tracks from the band's '06 album Nothing But the Water. They were blues-rockers then. Potter was a flannel-wearing brunette. “Paris (Ooh La La)” was not even a kernel of an idea (though, Potter admits, when she jotted down that particular lyric she knew she was onto something: “I was like, 'Guys, I wrote a song. And it's good,'” she remembers). In fact, when it comes to finding the definitive Nocturnals sound, Potter says, “I don't think we ever will.” She continues, “That's one of the fun things about making music. You don't have to choose. You don't have say, 'This is what we do.'” Potter likens a particular sound to a yearbook picture:
“It's like saying 'I want to see that kid, but only when he was in ninth grade. Forever.' Creative freedom is so important, even if it's not always successful — I don’t think rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be comfortable.” So far, Potter's found mostly success. And this year marks the 10th anniversary since she met Burr, who suggested they start a band. Early on, they toured on the jam circuit, growing their fanbase through much-loved festivals (Floydfest has been a regular stop). For Libramento, however, much of this is new territory. Like making the Tom Petty-inspired video for “Never Go Back.” “In general, it's hard to convince me to be a in a video,” says Libramento. “The band's part in it was pretty small, though.” (In it, the local musician can be spotted in face paint and topcoat, wandering a misty landscape.) Perhaps surprising: Libramento — who started playing piano as a pre-schooler and “all the band instruments” by junior high — isn't very interested in grandstanding when it comes to live shows. “I like the challenge of taking a pop sound and trying to play it tastefully and making it sound good,” he says. “I don't want to be taking a bunch of solos.” X Alli Marshall can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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an amEricana tradition
JackiE grEEnE rEturns to ashEVillE by alli marshall In advance of his Sunday, Oct. 7 show at The Grey Eagle, Americana artist Jackie Greene talked to Xpress about playing with his heroes, working on his next album and trying to dodge the video camera. Mountain Xpress: You performed in Weir Robinson Greene (With Bob Weir and Chris Robinson) earlier this year. You each represent a different generation of the same genre. Do you feel like you're part of a musical tradition? Jackie Greene: I definitely think that I'm part of a long Americana tradition. It's the kind of music I like to listen to and play. The Grateful Dead and The Black Crowes both belong to that tradition — American rock ‘n’ roll at its finest. seems like The Grateful dead is an important influence for you, but you were only 14 when Jerry Garcia passed away. did you ever get to see him perform live? Never did, no. I didn't really know that much Grateful Dead music until I started playing with Phil and Friends in 2006. speaking of legends, you got to perform with levon Helm at a number of his Midnight Rambles. since Helm passed away this year, can you share a memory from one of those sessions? Levon is one of my heroes. Always has been. There's no one like him. I had the good fortune of playing many Rambles and touring with Levon and company. I remember my first Ramble: I was very nervous but Levon made me feel right at home. He was all warmth and hospitality. He offered me a Coke in a glass bottle. The entire staff is warm and inviting — it's like an oasis, that place.
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You just released the video for "silver lining" (from your upcoming album). It's a really hearton-sleeve sort of song, and it seems like it taps some sense of longing or perhaps disappointment. Is it autobiographical or metaphorical? Well, a little of each I suppose. "Silver Lining" is more or less about a longing for some sort of success. At the end, the singer realizes that his silver lining lives inside of him.
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Who Jackie Greene, with Ruston Kelly
WhErE The Grey Eagle
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You stick to straightforward performance videos — no high concepts or crazy sets. What are your thoughts on the relationship of songs and visuals? Well, we don't really have much in the way of music videos. Never really gone down that path too far. It's something I'd like to try someday, though. The [video] that you mentioned was just done at my house with a handheld camera. We couldn't really get too crazy with that. I like the visual aspect of music, I
just don't like looking at myself on film. I'm always trying to get out of the shot. You've played Asheville a number of times — any special memories? Asheville is a special place, for sure. I remember my first Xmas jam. What an amazing event: Really cool people and a great vibe. I'm looking forward to breakfast at Early Girl. X Alli Marshall can be reached at amarshall@ mountainx.com.
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WaltEr parks on his sWamp-rock trio,
thE ValuE of instrumEntal music & his Wnc roots by alli marshall “When I’m singing, I feel like I’m entertaining. When I’m just playing an instrumental song, I feel like I’m truly an artist,” says Walter Parks, frontman for roots-rock outfit Swamp Cabbage (and solo artist, half of folk duo The Nudes, and guitarist for iconic folk singer Richie Havens). Which is not to say that Swamp Cabbage’s show next week, at the White Horse in Black Mountain, will be an all-instrumental affair. The band may take cues from jazz, folk and Southern traditions, but the trio (with drummer Jagoda and bassist Jim Devito) also keeps tongue firmly in cheek (“More Booty with Buddha” is a Swamp Cabbage classic). “When we come up with a lyric idea, if it makes us laugh we know we’ve made the right choice,” says Parks. “What Swamp Cabbage tries to do by design is supply good-quality music that’s challenging to play but yet is accessible to where people can easily dance to it.” What is a nearly all-instrumental affair is Swamp Cabbage’s new EP, Drum Roll Please. The six-song collection is a bit of a departure for this band, known for its original material: Drum is all covers, all culled from ‘70s-era rock. Songs from The Who, The Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Average White Band, Edgar Winter and Isaac Hayes made the cut. From the latter comes the theme song from “Shaft”; this is the one song on Drum with full lyrics. Here, Parks makes use of his soulful, bass-heavy baritone, posing the age-old question, “Who's the cat that won't cop out / when there's danger all about?” When Xpress spoke to Parks (who currently lives in New York City), he was already at work on a next band album. And a next solo project. “I sort of go back and forth between the moody, ambient stuff and the more satirical Swamp Cabbage stuff,” he says. “I’m happy with the schizophrenia.”
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“if it makes us laugh we know we’ve made the right choice”: Swamp Cabbage’s new EP, Drum Roll Please, is a mostly instrumental take on ‘70s rock classics, from “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to “Whipping Post.” He’s also happy with the relative minimalism of the trio. “It’s so easy to play a lot of notes and make a record sound full. It’s not easy to make a record seem full by sparse instrumentation,” Parks says. “With very, very few exceptions, on recordings, Swamp Cabbage maintains the trio motif. Because of our arrangements, we have a very full sound.” The bluesy, folk-rock trio played its first show at Lake Eden Arts Festival a decade ago. Parks says coming back to Black Mountain now, with Swamp Cabbage fully matured, “is some sort of a redemption for us,” especially because this area “really appreciates roots music.” Asheville’s relationship with Parks and his projects dates back farther, even, than Swamp Cabbage’s early years. The Nudes (with Stephanie Winters) used to play seminal rock club Be Here Now, and The Grey Eagle when it was in Black Mountain. And Parks himself was an Asheville resident for a couple of years. He lived at Hanger Hall, where he wrote the bulk of his solo record. “Of all the places I’ve lived, Asheville always felt the most special to me to return to,” he says. That might have something to do with his WNC roots. Parks is from Florida, but vacationed in this area as a child. His father grew up near Bee Tree Lake in Swannanoa where Parks’ grandfather managed the reservoir and dam under the auspices of the Army Corps of Engineers. Parks’ great grandfather ran a general store in
Swannanoa, artifacts of which were featured in a recent exhibit at the Swannanoa Valley Museum. The musician’s bands and other adventures have taken him far from WNC over the years. He even moved to Nashville at one point where he, ironically, took a break from music and worked for a stock brokerage firm and a food bank. “It was the only time in my adult life I’ve had straight jobs,” he says. “But it endeared me to the people I play for every night.” And there’s this, culled from Parks’ time playing and traveling with Havens: “Probably the most beautiful thing about Richie, outside of his magnificent voice, is that after his show he would make himself available to any fan who wanted to say hello to him.” It’s apparent that at this point in his career — whether he’s playing folk, blues, roots, rock or some swampy-satirical concoction of all of the above — Parks feels the same way. “This is the best job in the world, to be able to do what I do: To play for people who’ve had a chance to spend a little time with your lyrics and your music,” he says. “I feel like the audience knows so much more about me than I know about them. I always try to do the best I can, during the show, to even that up.” X Alli Marshall can be reached at amarshall@ mountainx.com.
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owner hector Diaz turned the walls at the downtown restaurant Chorizo over to four muralists. Photos by Max Cooper
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a new series of murals now cover the interior walls of Chorizo, the latin restaurant located in the east end of the Grove arcade. the new works are by trek 6 (a Miami-based artist that’s been painting in town for the past few weeks), ishmael, Gus Cutty and Dustin Spagnola. the work features a mixture of Spanish, latin and american themes to reflect the artists’ ethnic backgrounds, but also the restaurant’s culinary identity. the Virgin Mary, a Portuguese man-of-war and a rooster accompany images of Pedro albizu Campos and a farmer holding a stick and machete. Campos was the first Puerto rican to graduate from harvard law School. Chef and owner hector Diaz was initially turned on to the idea after seeing the walls at ananda hair Studio on Broadway. and in a moment of chance, Diaz was driving by Daggitt’s Pawn Shop on haywood road while trek 6 happened to be painting in the company of the other artists. So he stopped and struck a deal. the four painters had full creative license for this project. it’s a trend that seems to be growing not only in our city (ananda, Cotton Mill Studios, Chicken alley), but across the country as well, ishmael says. Business owners are putting more trust in the artists they are hiring to paint their walls. in the event of aesthetic catastrophe, the works could always be painted over. Commissioning specific works can often hinder or impede on the creative process. however, it yields a check, so most artists will take the work. Still, “the better works are those done with total freedom,” says ishmael. “So let the artists do what they are good at.”
there are plenty of drawing sessions held in and around asheville. Most are traditional, in the sense that a nude model holds classical poses for short periods of time while a quiet, solemn and studious room full of students and artists work away at drawings. But at eleven on Grove (street), there is an alternative. they call it an “anti-art School.” “we are a life-drawing class with a cabaret twist,” says Queen april, the program organizer for asheville’s chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s anti-art School. the “school” was founded in NyC in 2005 by (of course) an art-school drop out. it’s now in more than 100 cities scattered across multiple continents. on a basic level, it’s still a drawing class, but one that also promotes underground performers. Queen april has been running the current embodiment of the school, previously run by Corky Bordeaux, since spring. asheville’s take on the drawing classes features a monthly theme and a rotating cast of burlesque performers, drag queens and alternative models. each session is held on the first thursday of the month. there’s also a full bar available at this dance-hall-turned-drawing-room — another feature divorced from academia. in honor and anticipation of october’s end-of-month festivities, the thursday, oct. 4 performance will include a local rocky horror cast. it costs $10 to attend, $7 for students with a valid iD. and for those attending, Queen april adds that “bawdy and debaucherous behavior is encouraged.”
Push Skateshop’s 2012 incarnation of its somewhat-annual exhibition “arts of Darkness” will take a back seat to gallery maintenance. that is to say, you’ll have to wait until next year to view the city’s only horror-stricken [Joseph] Condrad-ian art exhibition, says store and gallery owner rob Sebrell. the alterations are largely focused on hiding a rather obtrusive air conditioning duct that covers a chunk of the gallery’s west wall. “Past artists have figured out ways to work with it, or include it,” Sebrell notes, “but not everyone uses it.” while some have simply hung their work on it, others have used the gaudy metallic exterior to assist the atmosphere of the entire show. Getting rid of this eyesore has been a goal since Sebrell opened seven years ago. “Covering the thing up will add more weight to the works on display.” though Push is taking the month off from showing work, skipping arts of Darkness doesn’t exactly break the mold. the first incarnation was in october 2009, but the ever-ominous “unforeseen circumstances” caused the show to skip 2010. last year marked the second showing. So this year’s absence fits the pattern, but Sebrell plans to make it an annual event in the future. the gallery will reopen in November with works by asheville painter and Xpress arts writer ursula Gullow. Kyle Sherard writes about the visual arts for Xpress and can be reached at kyle. email@example.com
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the Elevate: really dopE music festival
bascom lamar lunsford festival Known as the “Minstrel of the Appalachians,” musician and folklorist Bascom Lamar Lunsford dedicated his life to collecting the folk music of the Southern Appalachians. He founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in 1928 — it’s the oldest continuously running folk festival in the nation. Fittingly, Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival, which honors Lunsford, is the second oldest folk festival in WNC. Held Saturday, Oct. 6, on the campus of Mars Hill College, the daylong event features dancing, jam circles, ballad singing and story swapping from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; free. An evening concert is held inside the Moore Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.; $10 for adults and $5 for children. lunsfordfestival.com.
the left field Experiment “Your monthly dosage of mind-altering beats and psychedelic hip-hop” is the tag-line for The Left Field Experiment, an Atlanta-based beat movement. (Speakeasypromo.net describes it as “downtempo experimental hip-hop.”) The showcase debuts at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 5 with Ghostly International artists Shigeto (from Brooklyn by way of Michigan) and Dabrye (from Ann Arbor). REKchampa (from Atlanta) opens, with local producer Peripheral (Sonmi, Paper Tiger). Psyche Army DJs. 10 p.m. showtime, tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day or show. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo by Tim Saccenti.
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Stic.man and M-1 (aka hip-hop duo Dead Prez) have been using the stage for a decade and a half to deal with subjects of social justice and pan-African ideology. Their long-awaited album, Information Age, is due out on Oct. 16 (while that’s been in the works, stic.man has also been growing his RBG Fit Club, a community of athletes from beginners to elite martial artists). Dead Prez headlines The Elevate: Really DOPE Music Festival at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Oct. 6. “Non-compromising vegan proponent” StaHHr also takes the stage. Local R&B group The Secret B-Sides opens, with guests Chachillie and Jonathan Santos. 9 p.m., $20 in advance or $22 day of show. thegreyeagle.com.
maceo parker If anyone can make us forget the saxophone overload of the ‘80s and remind us of the instrument’s soulful best qualities, it’s got to be Maceo Parker. The N.C.-born musician and bandleader is renowned for his work with both James Brown and Parliment Funkadelic. He’s also played with De La Soul, Prince, Jane’s Addiction and Dave Matthews Band — all while releasing 16 of his own albums over 40-plus years. His Soul Classics came out just last month. Parker and his Funk Orchestra make a stop at Pisgah Brewing’s outdoor stage on Friday, Oct. 5. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. The Funk Ark opens and plays late-night. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day of show. Hopster VIP passes are $50. pisgahbrewing.com.
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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 (clubland@mountainX.com), 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.
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cluB xcAPAdes dJ thunder crAGGie BreWinG comPAny Food Will Win the War w/ Rond (rock, comedy), 7-9pm elAine's duelinG PiAno BAr Disclaimer Comedy (standup), 8:15-9:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9:30pm-1am eleven on Grove First Friday's w/ DJ Jam (old-school R&B), 9pm emerAld lounGe Deep Fried Five w/ TJ Lazer (soul, funk), 8pm French BroAd chocolAte lounGe dizzy chicken (jazz), 8pm Good stuFF Sarah Tucker & Elijah McWilliams (folk, singer-songwriter), 8pm
THURSDAY OCT 4
PINT NIGHT FRIDAY OCT 5
THUNDERSTRUCK RELEASE PARTY! FEAT. MUSIC BY THE RESOLVERS (BIG BAND REGGAE)
SATURDAY OCT 6
PRIVATE EVENT (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC)
FRIDAY 10/5 : 10PM
RAVE: Ashvegas RISES SATURDAY 10/6 : 10PM
Phat Rabbit, EXZILE, In Plain Sight, JWOB SATURDAY 10/13 : 10PM
Grey eAGle music hAll & tAvern Ahleuchatistas CD release show (math rock, avant-garde) w/ the critters & common visions, 9pm
METROPOLIS • GRAND OPENING PARTY
Grove PArk inn GreAt hAll Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm The Business (Motown, funk, soul), 9pm-midnight
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hArrAh's cherokee my highway (country, Southern rock) w/ dJ d, 8pm-2am hAvAnA restAurAnt Free Flow Band (funk, soul), 7-9pm hiGhlAnd BreWinG comPAny The Resolvers ("big band reggae"), 6pm jAck oF heArts PuB David Earl & the Plowshares (rock, roots), 9pm jAck oF the Wood PuB Bombadil (folk pop), 5pm JP harris & the tough choices (country) w/ Southbound turnaround, 9pm lexinGton Ave BreWery (lAB) Back stage: Red Wanting Blue (rock) w/ Laura Michaels, 9pm loBster trAP Calico Moon (Americana, country), 7-9pm monte vistA hotel Tristan & Hope Griffin (folk rock, singer-songwriter), 6-9pm o.henry's/tuG DJ Abu Disarray & DJ Champale, 10pm one stoP deli & BAr Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm orAnGe Peel Dan Deacon (indie, electronic, experimental) w/ Height with Friend, Chester Endersby Gwazda & Alan Resnick, 9pm PAck's tAvern A Social Function (rock, dance, hits), 9pm Phoenix lounGe eric congdon (americana), 9pm PisGAh BreWinG comPAny maceo Parker (funk) w/ the funk ark, 7:30pm PurPle onion cAFe fred whiskin (piano), 7pm root BAr no. 1 Linda Mitchell (blues, jazz), 9pm scAndAls niGhtcluB Zumba, 7pm dance party, 10pm drag show, 1am southern APPAlAchiAn BreWery Carolina Rex (blues, funk, R&B), 8pm strAiGhtAWAy cAFe Screech Owl Serenade (country, Western swing), 6pm the AltAmont theAter Asheville Playback Theatre (improvisational theater), 8pm the ByWAter The Zealots (rock, pop, punk), 9pm the mArket PlAce Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm toWn PumP wink keziah (honky-tonk, Southern rock), 9pm vAnuAtu kAvA BAr Space Medicine (electro-acoustic, ambient, improv), 9pm Westville PuB trivia night, 9pm White horse firecracker Jazz Band, 8pm
saturday, oct. 6 185 kinG street Jason lane & friends (rock), 8pm
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bEhind thE mic WED 10/3
w/ Grownup Avenger stuff & Old Flings 9pm
rEcOrD rElEAsE shOW 9pm
DEAD prEz w/ stahhr. the secret B-sides & More 9pm
w/ ruston Kelly 8pm w/ Dayna Kurtz 8pm
Kathleen Edwards | tim O’Brien the sadies | Mountain Goats Nick lowe | loudon Wainwright iii Alejandro Escovedo | unknown hinson
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Asheville FM hosts dozens of weekly shows that run the gamut of musical styles and tastes (you name it, they’ve got it). But don’t take our word for; take theirs. Xpress brings you this new weekly feature — direct from the DJs — highlighting a few of the station’s stellar offerings. ashevillefm.org. Turn it up, pour a drink, dance in front of your mirror: This is she-bop radio, a quirky pop culture show where music meets magical musings on life, love and juicy gossip. Your life’s about to get funky as we mix topics like relationships, sex and celebrity scandals with the musical stylings of artists like Madonna, Michael Jackson and Boys II Men. Of course She-Bop always throws in a few calls from friends around America and interviews with local artists and interesting folks in Asheville as well. So join JaimeLeigh Weidenmiller Wednesdays from 6-7pm and feel what you want to feel … thrills, chills and eargasms.
5 WAlnut Wine BAr the low down Sires (swing, jazz), 8-10pm
Modoc w/ Radiolucent, Al Torchia & the Tattered Saints & Stagolee (Americana, rock), 8pm
AdAm dAlton distillery heady murphy (garage rock), 9pm Dance party (electronic, dubstep), 11pm
French BroAd chocolAte lounGe high gravity Jazz (jazz), 8pm
AllstArs sPorts BAr And Grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm
Grey eAGle music hAll & tAvern dead Prez (hip-hop) w/ Stahhr, the Secret B-Sides & more, 9pm
AltAmont BreWinG comPAny The Lazybirds CD release party (jazz, Americana, old-time), 9:30pm AQuA cAFe And BAr World electropop w/ DJ Cozy, 9:30pm Asheville music hAll The Polish Ambassador (rock, jam, electronic) w/ D.V.S. & Elfkowitz, 10pm AthenA's cluB Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm dJ, 10pm-2am Blue mountAin PizzA cAFe Second Breakfast (rock, pop), 7pm Boiler room DJ Drees (goth, industrial), 9pm cluB metroPolis Phantom 45 w/ Exzile, Phat Rabbit & JWOB (electronic), 10pm cluB xcAPAdes dJ thunder crAGGie BreWinG comPAny Alarm Clock Conspiracy (rock, pop), 7-9pm emerAld lounGe
Grove PArk inn GreAt hAll Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm
Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6-9pm o.henry's/tuG Blue Ridge Pride after party w/ DJ Xel, 10pm one stoP deli & BAr free Reggae Saturdays w/ dJ kid, 5pm orAnGe Peel Beats Antique (electronic, world) w/ Lynx & Sirius.B, 9pm PAck's tAvern dJ moto, 9pm
hArrAh's cherokee The Nightcrawlers (blues, rock, soul) w/ DJ Paul, 8pm-2am
Phoenix lounGe Marc Yaxley Duo (classical/jazz guitar), 8pm
hAvAnA restAurAnt Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 7-9pm
PisGAh BreWinG comPAny Wild South benefit w/ Overflow Jug Band, Velvet Truckstop & more, 6pm
hiGhlAnd BreWinG comPAny Buncombe Turnpike (bluegrass), 6pm jAck oF heArts PuB Ruby Mayfield (R&B, jazz, blues), 9pm jAck oF the Wood PuB Samantha Harlow (Americana), 5pm Drunken Prayer (alt-country, blues), 6pm Roadkill Ghost Choir (folk rock, psychedelic) w/ Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers, 9pm lexinGton Ave BreWery (lAB) Back stage: Old North State (bluegrass, folk, rock) w/ Chris Rodrigues & Black Balsam Trio, 9:30pm
PurPle onion cAFe The DanBerrys (bluegrass, country, folk), 8pm red stAG Grill eric ciborski (piano), 8-11pm root BAr no. 1 viva deconcini (rock), 9pm scAndAls niGhtcluB dance party, 10pm drag show, 12:30am southern APPAlAchiAn BreWery Garry Segal Trio (blues, Americana), 8pm
loBster trAP leo Johnson trio (hot jazz), 7-9pm
strAiGhtAWAy cAFe Greg Terkelson, 6pm
monte vistA hotel
the AltAmont theAter
the corner karaoke, 10pm toWn PumP Skunk Ruckus ("hillbilly gutrock"), 9pm Westville PuB Beta Maxx (blues), 10pm White horse Bob Hinkle performs Harry Chapin, 8pm
sunday, oct. 7 AltAmont BreWinG comPAny Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 6pm
hotel indiGo Ben hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm jAck oF the Wood PuB irish session, 5pm the heavy Pets (rock, funk), 10pm lexinGton Ave BreWery (lAB) front stage: aaron Price (piano), 1pm loBster trAP Leo Johnson (hot club jazz), 7-9pm monte vistA hotel Steve whiddon (singer-songwriter, piano), 11am-3pm o.henry's/tuG "Back in St. Olaf" author event, 4-6pm
Blue mountAin PizzA cAFe Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, rock), 7pm
one stoP deli & BAr Bluegrass Brunch & Open Jam w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am
Get doWn krang w/ autarch & the warship christ (rock, metal), 9:30pm
orAnGe Peel Waltz lesson, 5:30pm Dance, 6:30pm
Good stuFF iamlove, 2pm
the ByWAter Pierce Edens (Americana, alt-country),
6pm the corner Tea dance, 6pm drag show, 9:45pm toWn PumP Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 5-9pm White horse Blue Ridge Orchestra (symphony), 4pm Wild WinG cAFe Darren Kohler & friends, 4pm
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w/ 9pm-21+ Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Sean Rowe $10/$12
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Friday, October 5th
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$2 TACOS - 5PM - ALL AGES ACOUSTIC DEAD COVERS - FREE!!
The Left Field Experiment: 10pm-21+ SHIGETO & DABRYE w/ Rekchampa & Peripheral $10/$12 Saturday, October 6th
FREE REGGAE SATURDAYS FREE! ALL AGES! DjKid spins Reggae 5-8pm Grateful Dead Night with 10pm 10pm-21+ D.V.S. & $5 21+ PHUNCLE SAM The Polish AmbassadorElfkowitz $10/$12 GENIASS PRESENTS:
Sunday, October 7th
Bluegrass Brunch 11am
hosted by The Pond Brothers Open Jam! Bring your instruments!
Tuesday, October 9th
TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm Brother Nomad & Poet Radio $2 - ALL AGES! DJ Adam Strange spins afterwards til 11pm!
monday, oct. 8
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EARLY SHOW LATE SHOW
the ByWAter Ram & Friends (world, fusion), 9pm
Grey eAGle music hAll & tAvern Jackie Greene (Americana, folk, rock) w/ Ruston Kelly, 8pm
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
Big Daddy Bluegrass Band, 8pm
great hall) 252-2711 the handlebar (864) 233-6173 harrah’s cherokee 497-7777 havana restaurant 252-1611 highland brewing company 299-3370 holland’s grille 298-8780 the hop 254-2224 the hop West 252-5155 iron horse station 622-0022 Jack of hearts pub 645-2700 Jack of the Wood 252-5445 Jus one more 253-8770 lexington avenue brewery 252-0212 the lobster trap 350-0505 the lower level 505-8333 luella’s bar-b-Que 505-RIBS mack kell’s pub & grill 253-8805 the magnetic field 257-4003 mike’s side pocket 281-3096 monte Vista hotel 669-8870 one stop bar deli & bar 255-7777 o.henry’s/tug 254-1891 the orange peel 225-5851 pack’s tavern 225-6944 pisgah brewing co. 669-0190 pulp 225-5851
the chop house 253-1852 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 gateway club 456-6789 get down 505-8388 good stuff 649-9711 grey Eagle music hall & tavern 232-5800 grind cafe 430-4343 grove house Eleven on grove 505-1612 the grove park inn (Elaine’s piano bar/
185 king street 877-1850 5 Walnut Wine bar 253-2593 altamont brewing company 575-2400 the altamont theatre 348-5327 aqua cafe & bar 505-2081 arcadE 258-1400 asheville civic center & thomas Wolfe auditorium 259-5544 the asheville public (tap) 505-1720 asheville music hall 255-7777 athena’s club 252-2456 avery creek pizza & ribs 687-2400 barley’s tap room 255-0504 black mountain ale house 669-9090 blend hookah lounge 505-0067 blue mountain pizza 658-8777 blue note grille 697-6828 boiler room 505-1612 bobo gallery 254-3426 broadway’s 285-0400 burgerworx 253-2333 the bywater 232-6967 club hairspray 258-2027 club metropolis 258-2027 club remix 258-2027
FUNK JAM! FREE! 11pm NOW UPSTAIRS IN ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL! More information & Advance Tickets available always at
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kings Of belmOnt W/ family functiOn 9:30pm f r i. october 5
Red Wanting blue w/ lauRa michaels 9pm Sat. october 6
Old nORth state w/ chRis ROdRigues, black balsam tRiO 9:30pm t u e . october 9
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Phoenix lounGe mike ashworth & friends (jazz fusion), 9pm
nAtive kitchen & sociAl PuB trivia, 7pm
nick lowe (singer-songwriter, power pop) w/ chuck Prophet, 8pm
the ByWAter Bluegrass jam, 8pm
one stoP deli & BAr two for tuesday w/ nomad & Poet Radio, 8pm
Grind cAFe trivia night, 8pm
the loWer level Russ Wilson & His Band (swing, big band), 8-10:30pm
orAnGe Peel Sleigh Bells (electronic, rock) w/ araabMUZIK, 9pm
vAnuAtu kAvA BAr Comedy "win-a-paid-gig" open mic, 9pm
Phoenix lounGe Paul Jones (classical/jazz guitar), 8pm
Wild WinG cAFe karaoke, 9pm
PisGAh BreWinG comPAny Vinyl night (bring your own records), 6pm
tuEsday, oct. 9 185 kinG street open jam, 8pm AltAmont BreWinG comPAny Open mic w/ Zachary T, 8:30pm Asheville music hAll funk jam, 10pm BlAck mountAin Ale house trivia night, 7pm Blue mountAin PizzA cAFe mark Bumgarner (americana, country), 7pm cluB hAirsPrAy trivia night, 10pm eleven on Grove Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm dance w/ Big nasty Jazz Band, 8:30pm Get doWn Otonana Trio w/ Gelatine & Babylon Breakers (punk), 9:30pm Good stuFF Old-time jam, 6pm Grey eAGle music hAll & tAvern Whitehorse (folk) w/ Dayna Kurtz, 8pm Grove PArk inn GreAt hAll Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm the B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm hAndleBAr tuesday swing dance, 7pm Gene Dillard bluegrass jam, 8:30pm hotel indiGo Ben hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm lexinGton Ave BreWery (lAB) Back stage: Disclaimer Comedy w/ mRSoe (the most Races Show on earth), 9pm loBster trAP Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm
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the AltAmont theAter Original music series, 8pm the ByWAter Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 8pm
Grove PArk inn GreAt hAll Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm the B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm jAck oF heArts PuB Bluegrass jam, 7pm jAck oF the Wood PuB Old-time jam, 4pm loBster trAP Valorie Miller (Americana, folk), 7-9pm one stoP deli & BAr music trivia, 7pm
the corner Ballroom dance lessons, 5-8pm
orAnGe Peel Leftover Salmon (jam, bluegrass, rock), 9pm
the duGout trivia, 8pm
strAiGhtAWAy cAFe Coping Stone (world, Appalachian), 6pm
tolliver's crossinG irish PuB trivia, 8:30pm
tAllGAry's cAntinA open mic/jam, 7pm
toWn PumP Black Mountain locals jam, 7:30pm
the corner karaoke, 10pm
Westville PuB Blues jam, 10pm
the loWer level Soiree fantastique (magic theater), 8pm
White horse Irish sessions, 6:30pm open mic, 8:45pm
the mAGnetic Field magnetic Song Series feat: amanda Platt, Josh Blake, & Aaron Price, 8pm
Wild WinG cAFe trivia, 8pm
vAnuAtu kAvA BAr open mic, 9pm
WEdnEsday, oct. 10 185 kinG street Reggae jam w/ Nethali Percival and dennis Berndt, 8pm AllstArs sPorts BAr And Grill karaoke, 9pm AQuA cAFe And BAr International reggae w/ DJ Zenssy & Raztech, 9:30pm AthenA's cluB Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm Blue mountAin PizzA cAFe open mic cluB xcAPAdes dJ thunder Get doWn karaoke, 10pm Grey eAGle music hAll & tAvern
Westville PuB Max Melner Orchestra (jazz, funk), 10pm White horse Dan Lewis & Michael Gaffney (singersongwriters), 7:30pm Wild WinG cAFe Jeff & Justin (acoustic), 7:30pm
thursday, oct. 11 185 kinG street Hogtown Squealers & Curtis Gardin (live wSql broadcast) AdAm dAlton distillery Jeff Bujak (dance), 10pm AllstArs sPorts BAr And Grill dance night, 10pm AQuA cAFe And BAr Bachata w/ dJ Raztech, 9:30pm Blue mountAin PizzA cAFe Paul Cataldo (folk, Americana), 7pm
Boiler room god-des & She (drag show), 9pm & 11:45pm BurGerWorx open mic, 7-9pm cluB hAirsPrAy "Gong Show" karaoke, 10pm cluB xcAPAdes dJ thunder emerAld lounGe Gonjasufi (electronic, hip-hop) w/ Sonnymoon & B. lewis, 9pm Get doWn Holy Wave (psychedelic rock), 9:30pm Good stuFF The Zoodles, 7pm Grey eAGle music hAll & tAvern Danny Barnes (rock, jazz, fusion, bluegrass) w/ louisa Branscomb & Jeanette Williams, 8:30pm Grove PArk inn GreAt hAll Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:30-7:30pm the B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm hArrAh's cherokee karaoke, 8pm-midnight jAck oF heArts PuB Old-time jam, 7pm jAck oF the Wood PuB No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm lexinGton Ave BreWery (lAB) Back stage: Wilder Maker (folk, rock) w/ Wash Hallow & Wyla, 9:30pm loBster trAP Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm o.henry's/tuG DJ Xel (top 40), 10pm one stoP deli & BAr Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ w/ Kendall Huntley, 5-8pm Phuncle Sam (jam, rock), 10pm orAnGe Peel The English Beat/Paul Collins (power pop), 9pm Phoenix lounGe Bradford Carson (jazz, blues, rock), 9pm PisGAh BreWinG comPAny throwback thursday (reggae & food), 6:30pm The Revivalists (rock, jam), 9pm PurPle onion cAFe Trees Leave (folk, Americana), 7:30pm red stAG Grill eric ciborski (piano), 7-10pm scully's Daughters of Atlantis (acoustic rock), 10pm south side stAtion karaoke, 8pm tAllGAry's cAntinA Local music showcase, 8pm the duGout Rockstar thursdays (karaoke), 9pm
the Betrayer & Awaken (metal), 9pm cluB xcAPAdes dJ thunder elAine's duelinG PiAno BAr Disclaimer Comedy (standup), 8:159:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-a-long), 9:30pm-1am French BroAd chocolAte lounGe high gravity Jazz, 8pm Get doWn St. Famine Society (rock, hardcore, electronic), 9:30pm Good stuFF Jake Hollifield (ragtime piano), 8:30pm Grey eAGle music hAll & tAvern The Sadies (alt-country, garage, psychedelic) w/ Wayne Robbins & The Hellsayers, 9pm Grove PArk inn GreAt hAll Donna Germano (hammered dulcimer), 2-4pm Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm The Business (Motown, funk, soul), 9pmmidnight hArrAh's cherokee chatter Box (rock) w/ dJ Suave, 8pm2am hAvAnA restAurAnt Free Flow Band (funk, soul), 7-9pm
AQuA cAFe And BAr World electropop w/ DJ Cozy, 9:30pm Asheville music hAll Weekend Cult (hip-hop) w/ CrazyHorse & Colston and Whiskey & Daggers, 10pm AthenA's cluB Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm dJ, 10pm-2am Blue mountAin PizzA cAFe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm Boiler room the Roycrofters w/ 22Purge, freeway Revival & Old Southern Moonshine Revival (blues, Southern rock), 9pm cluB metroPolis Metropolis grand opening party, 10pm cluB xcAPAdes dJ thunder crAGGie BreWinG comPAny The Mid Majors (alternative), 6-8pm emerAld lounGe Asheville Comic Expo afterparty feat: Minibosses, Metroid Metal & Danimal cannon, 9pm French BroAd chocolAte lounGe Asheville Sax (jazz), 8pm Good stuFF Max Zero, 8pm
jAck oF heArts PuB Aaron Burdett (folk rock), 9pm
Grey eAGle music hAll & tAvern Sanctum Sully (bluegrass) w/ Jon Stickley trio, 9pm
jAck oF the Wood PuB The Johnny Possum Band (country, bluegrass, folk), 5pm Rosco Bandana (folk rock), 9pm
Grove PArk inn GreAt hAll Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm
lexinGton Ave BreWery (lAB) Back stage: Riyen Roots & the Family Tree Band (roots, blues) w/ Leigh Glass & the hazards and Stevie lee combs, 9pm
hArrAh's cherokee event center: Bruce hornsby (rock, jazz, jam), 7:30pm casino: contagious (rock) w/ dJ moto, 8pm-2am
monte vistA hotel Laurie Fisher (vintage country), 6-9pm
hAvAnA restAurAnt Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 7-9pm
o.henry's/tuG DJ Xel (top 40), 10pm
jAck oF heArts PuB Marcel Anton & the Healers (funk, R&B, zydeco), 9pm
one stoP deli & BAr free dead fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm Boo-Nice & Mikey Kotz CD release party w/ Martin Snoddy, Blaqdef & General chryst (hip-hop), 10pm orAnGe Peel Papadosio (jam, rock, electronic) w/ Aligning Minds, 9pm PAck's tAvern A Social Function (rock, dance, hits), 9pm PisGAh BreWinG comPAny Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (soul), 7pm PurPle onion cAFe fred whiskin (piano), 7pm scAndAls niGhtcluB dance party, 10pm drag show, 1am
jAck oF the Wood PuB Charlie Scopoletti (singer-songwriter), 5pm Lefty Williams Band (Southern rock) w/ the Shane Pruitt Band, 9pm lexinGton Ave BreWery (lAB) Back stage: Stereofidelics CD release show (indie, dance) w/ Pierce edens & the dirty work, 9:30pm loBster trAP Big nasty Jazz Band, 7-9pm monte vistA hotel David Zoll (singer-songwriter, electric guitar), 6-9pm o.henry's/tuG dJ Speed (top 40, house), 10pm one stoP deli & BAr free Reggae Saturdays w/ dJ kid, 5pm
the AltAmont theAter Chuck Brodsky (folk, singer-songwriter), 8pm
orAnGe Peel Slightly Stoopid (rock, reggae) w/ tomorrow's Bad Seeds, 8:30pm
the ByWAter east coast dirt (rock, funk), 9pm
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2 days in new york (r) 11:00, 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:50, 10:00 arbitrage (r) 11:00, 1:20, 3:40, 6:00, 8:15, 10:30 end of watch (r) 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:45, 10:15 Finding nemo 3d (G) 5:00, 7:20 Finding nemo 2d (G) 2:40 Frankenweenie 3d (pG) 12:45, 9:30 Frankenweenie 2d (pG) 3:00, 5:10, 7:15 Hotel transylvania (pG) 11:00, 1:15, 3:30, 5:40, 8:00, 10:10 House at the end of the Street (pG-13) 11:40, 2:00, 4:20, 6:45, 9:00 (sofa cinema) Looper (r) 11:50, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 the master (r) 12:25. 3:25, 6:30, 9:25 pitch perfect (pG-13) 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Searching for Sugarman (pG-13) 11:10, 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 taken 2 (pG-13) 11:15, 12:15, 1:30, 2:30, 3:45, 4:45, 6:10, 7:00, 8:20, 9:20, 10:30 trouble with the curve (pG-13) 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:20, 9:45 won't Back down (pG) 12:00, 9:40 n
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Director: rian Johnson (The BroThers Bloom) Players: JosePh GorDon-levitt, Bruce Willis, emily Blunt, Paul Dano, noah seGan, PiPer PeraBo, Jeff Daniels Science Fiction
The Story: In the future, hired assassins are paid to eliminate people from an even more distant future — even if the target happens to be an assassin’s future self. The Lowdown: An involving, first-rate and extremely intelligent science fiction film that works on every level, though I confess to finding it slightly less compelling than the filmmaker’s previous work. Still, it’s a must-see for anyone interested in smart, stylish movies. Rian Johnson’s Looper is probably responsible for the strangest five-star review I’ve ever written. Here’s the thing — I think the film is frequently brilliant and never less than excellent. It’s exciting, intelligent, well-crafted and easily the best science fiction movie I’ve seen since Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (2007). Looked at in that light, there’s nothing strange about giving it the full five. Similarly, it’s a film I haven’t stopped thinking about since I saw it. I should note that I don’t mean that in the sense of online discourses about the logistics of time travel — an area of argument the film itself wisely refuses to get into. No, this is more in the sense of being haunted by its emotional resonance and craftsmanship. All these things are in the film’s favor. So where is any of this strange? That’s easy. It’s a five-star movie that I am nonetheless somewhat disappointed by. Let’s put it this way: If you lined up Johnson’s three features — Brick (2006), The Brothers Bloom (2009), and this — and asked me to pick one to watch, Looper would be my last choice. (And that’s even recognizing that Looper is better made than Brick.) Even granting that what we’re talking about is essentially splitting hairs over degrees of superlatives, I can’t shake the sense that Looper is a step — however intelligent a step — away from the quirky personal vision of Johnson’s first two films and toward the realm of mainstream Hollywood moviemaking. It’s by no means a “sellout,” but comparatively speaking, this is a much more “normal” movie. The personal touches and concerns are in there, but they’re less pronounced. I can certainly draw a line between the lonely, rather bleak country roads at the end of this film and those at the end of The Brothers Bloom, for example. The fact that the headquarters of the Looper organization is in a nightclub named after the cafe in Casablanca (La Belle Aurore) offers a
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Rian Johnson's compelling and intelligent sci-fi actioner Looper. touch of nostalgia for more graceful past eras — as does Joe’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) affectation for wearing a necktie. The same is true of the ersatz-noir narration. These things — along with its occasional outcroppings of somewhat grisly humor — are pure Rian Johnson. And the more I think about them and recognize others, the more I like Looper. I realize I’ve gone a good way without saying all that much about Looper on its own merits apart from Johnson’s larger body of work. That’s not entirely accidental, because the less you know about the movie and its undeniably high concept premise, the better off I think you’ll be. Let’s just say that it’s set in the future — well, two futures actually — where the gangsters of the more distant future dispose of people by sending them back in time to be assassinated and disposed of by hired killers called Loopers. The catch to all this is that one day a Looper’s future self will be sent back to be assassinated by his earlier self. The main story involves what happens when Joe fails to kill his older self (Bruce Willis). Beyond that, I’m not saying anything. If that idea and the complexities it suggests (and there are even more complexities it doesn’t begin to hint at) appeal to you, then you should see the film and let it fill in the rest. I will say that the film is beautifully crafted, acted and written. Gordon-Levitt is wholly convincing as the younger Bruce Willis — and Willis reminds us that he actually can act if he wants to (or maybe only if the material is good enough to make him bother). Emily Blunt gives one of her best performances here — totally banishing memories of The Five-Year Engagement earlier this year. But in many ways, the performance that most intrigued me came from Jeff Daniels as the
enigmatic mob boss from the future. Actually, there’s not a bad performance in the film — and no real false steps of any kind. That I found it less compelling than Johnson’s previous films may simply show my preference for a different type of movie — and in no way does it keep this from being a 2012 must-see. Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7
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Director: GennDy tartakovsky Players: (voices) aDam sanDler, anDy samBerG, selena Gomez, kevin James, fran Drescher animated Kiddie comedy
The Story: Overprotective Dracula tries to keep his daughter from the outside world with predictable results. The Lowdown: Harmless animated fluff that neither excites, nor offends in its blandness. The good news is that Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated Adam Sandler picture, Hotel Transylvania, is better than most Adam Sandler pictures. The bad news is that it still isn’t very good. It is, however, pleasant to look at and generally painless. The real problem is that it has maybe 45 minutes worth of story and about twice that much screen time. That’s not a good ratio. (The fact that it’s a better ratio than most Sandler vehicles is only useful on a sliding scale
of mediocrity.) I should also note that the movie did seem to go down well with the children in the audience, so it apparently cuts the mustard for the prepubescent set. This information may be useful to parents and the younger readers of this column (assuming they exist). Otherwise, well, you likely weren’t itching to see this anyway. The movie is all about Mavis (Mavis?) Dracula (Selena Gomez) coming of age (age being 118) and horrifying daddy Dracula (Adam Sandler doing an impression of somebody doing a Bela Lugosi impression) by wanting to go out and see the world. He goes to absurd lengths to keep her from doing this — going so far as creating a fake town with zombies dressed up as standard pitchfork-and-torch-brandishing villagers. His idea is that she should stay safely ensconced at his exclusive hotel for monsters where she’s already spent most of her life. What he hasn’t reckoned on is the accidental arrival of a moronic young human backpacker (Andy Samberg) who’s apt to blow the carefully crafted image of human beings as evil monster killers. And that’s about it. Most of the film involves one of two things — either random monster jokes, or gags involving Dracula passing off our young backpacker as a poor relative of Frankenstein’s (Kevin James) right arm (or some body part). (Even though nearly the first thing my father taught me about "monster movies" was that the Frankenstein Monster was not Frankenstein, I’m willing to let that gaffe pass in a movie aimed at consumers of Franken Berry cereal.) It’s pretty thin stuff. Mostly what we get are gags about the Wolfman’s (Steve Buscemi) unruly and unhousebroken children, jive-talking shrunken heads and bad monster puns. (My personal favorite was the visual pun of a footstool made out of toads.) The drama, of course, consists of whether or not Dracula can learn to let go of his little girl and accept the fact that humans are no longer torchwielding bozos (I’m not sold on that second part myself). No prizes will be awarded for guessing the outcome. What really can be said beyond this? It’s not good enough to actually like, nor is it bad enough to get worked up about. It looks nice and it seems to have no ill intent. It might even turn a few kids on to the real movies it attempts to parody, which would be a good thing. But if you’re over the age of 8 or 9, it’s apt to be more than a little on the dull and too familiar side. Rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande
Director: ron Fricke (Baraka) Players: Documentary
The Story: A non-verbal documentary that combines music and images to create a meditation of life and decay. The Lowdown: A gorgeously photographed film whose enjoyment depends wholly on one’s ability to stomach pretension.
specialscreenings the aviator JJJJJ BioPic rateD PG-13 In Brief: Martin Scorsese’s epic (in the best sense) and sprawling biographical film on Howard Hughes is probably his least successful 21st century film, but that doesn’t keep it from being pretty darn fascinating in its own right. And it’s certainly brilliantly made by a master filmmaker. Whether it’s as emotionally involving as it should be is another question. The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Aviator Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.
the Face at the WinDoW JJJJJ horror myStery rateD nr In Brief: The classic barnstorming melodrama The Face at the Window makes for what is probably the best of Tod Slaughter’s horror output. Who is Tod Slaughter? He was England’s answer to both Karloff and Lugosi — an enjoyably shameless ham who positively reveled in both his transparent, mustache-twirling villainy and his unabashed lechery. There was never anyone like him — nor does it seem likely there ever will be. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen Horror Island and Man Made Monster Thursday, Oct. 4 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.
Gen Silent JJJJJ activiSt Documentary rateD nr In Brief: Powerful and powerfully moving film about the plight of aging LGBT people and the discrimination — and even abuse — they face in finding health care in their declining years. This is a film that needs to be seen. Gen Silent is being shown at Fine Arts Theatre on Sun., Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Filmmaker Stu Maddux will be at the screening.
laSt holiDay JJJJJ Drama/comeDy rateD nr In Brief: Alec Guinness’ first star vehicle finds him playing an unassuming salesman of agricultural equipment who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Emptying his bank account — and decked out in exquisitely tailored secondhand clothes — he heads off to a posh resort hotel to enjoy the “high life” before he dies. To his surprise — and for the first time in his life — he finds people taking an interest in him, wanting his opinion on important matters and offering all manner of well-paying jobs. But still the specter of his impending death prevents genuine enjoyment of life. The Asheville Film Society will screen Last Holiday Tuesday, Oct. 9 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.
olymPia JJJJJ Documentary rateD nr In Brief: Leni Riefenstahl’s massive — and massively impressive — documentary on the 1936 Olympic games held in the Berlin of the Nazi era is amazing in itself, but perhaps is even more important as a fascinating time capsule. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Olympia Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332, http://www. ashevillecourtyard.com The enjoyment of any film is going to vary from viewer to viewer — it’s nigh on to impossible to create an unfettered consensus when it comes to any piece art. Being a non-verbal documentary in the vein of Baraka (1992) and Koyaanisqatsi (1982) — one built wholly on matching dramatic imagery from around the world with music — Ron Fricke’s Samsara proves this to the extreme. Being a fan of narrative film, I’ll be the first to admit that this is simply not the type of movie I’m normally attracted to seeing. Despite the film’s undeniably beautiful photography —
its one and only selling point — there’s a level of patience and tolerance for pretension that one must have to get the most out of this documentary. As the title references, the film is abstractly about the cycle of life, namely life and decay. It is all bookended by footage of monks making an intricate sand painting of Samsara that’s eventually destroyed by its makers. The bulk of the film documents decay, from eroded, ancient monuments, to ammunitions manufacturing, to dead chickens. Much like Paul Thomas Anderson’s The
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Master, for instance, this is all handled in the most abstract manner, right down to some seemingly random fits of imagery — like, for instance, rows of headless Real Dolls — which are included for maximum strangeness. Occasionally, the film can be a bit ham-fisted in its intention, like its footage of people getting on and off crowded subway cars juxtaposed with chickens being herded up for slaughter. Charlie Chaplin summed up this idea in the first minute of Modern Times in 1936, yet Samsara feels the need to cover it for 10 minutes. Regardless, there’s enough vagueness in those minutes to allow the audience to apply nearly any meaning — or any level of importance — onto the totality of the film. For some, Samsara will scale the heights of profundity. For others — and I include myself in this category — the movie is constantly on the verge of spiraling into total poppycock. A lot of this has to do with the repetitive nature of the film. Yes, Samsara is one of the most gorgeous-looking movies you’re likely to find, but as cinema it’s a bit bland. After a while, the camerawork — consisting of scads of slow pans and time-lapse photography — and the monotonous compositional style becomes predictable. No matter how stunning the visuals are, Samsara becomes dull and unexciting. When you’ve repeatedly seen the same slow pan upward, or the same stern emotionless look from one of the film’s human subjects for the 10th time, a good bit of the novelty begins to wear off — all of which is compounded by an uninteresting score that rarely adds to the film. This doesn’t mean that the movie doesn’t have moments worth seeing. A time-lapsed sequence toward the middle of the film that documents factory workers is extremely effective, but this is a short few minutes in a long movie. Samsara isn’t a movie without interest, but it is the epitome of an acquired taste. Rated PG-13 for some disturbing and sexual images. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Fine Arts Theatre
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The Story: A poverty-stricken mom and a wary teacher try to take over a failing elementary school. The Lowdown: A manipulative, dishonest screed that wants to be a balanced picture about the problems with public schools, but gets lost along the way, and not before entering a tailspin of ham-fisted melodramatics. Daniel Barnz’s Won’t Back Down has the unique position of containing what might be the worst opening five minutes of any movie I’ve ever seen. The film wants to be a treatise on the problems with public schooling, so it opens with a young dyslexic girl (Emily Alyn Lind, J. Edgar) standing in front of her class attempting to read aloud from a blackboard. In the background, rude children are playing video games and poking fun at her, while the world’s most grotesquely awful teacher sits at her desk, texting and shopping for boots on the Internet. All of this is shot in a dull, grainy, drained gray color pallette. While the rest of the film never quite sinks this far as a means of stacking its own deck, it’s still an important sequence because we understand the wavelength Won’t Back Down is working on, and the type of intellectual dishonesty it has no issue treading in. For a film that wants to traipse around as fair and balanced, Barnz’s movie instead becomes intelligence-insulting. Won’t Back Down has drawn a lot of criticism for going after teacher’s unions. This is a movie about the poverty-stricken mother (Maggie Gyllenhaal) of the aforementioned
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Liam Neeson is back in his action star mode (doesn't Neil Jordan call him anymore?) with a sequel to his fluke hit Taken. Actually, this looks less like a sequel than just the first movie all over again. In other words, his daughter is kidnapped again and Neeson goes all action hero. Early word is that it's...well, not good. (PG-13)
dyslexic daughter, and a good teacher (Viola Davis) at the end of her rope. Together, they try to legally take over a failing, shoddy elementary school — but at the expense of the teacher’s union. There’s a cursory attempt at giving the union’s point-of-view — like the good-hearted music teacher (Oscar Isaac, Drive) who wants to help — but we never get very deep into the debate. No matter how many interviews Gyllenhaal or Davis give proclaiming that they’re not anti-labor (or reminding us that they’re members of SAG), I’m not sure how else you’re supposed to see them. There’s certainly a need for a measured, nuanced film about public education reform, but it’s definitely not this movie — a film in which the transparently smarmy, lying bad guy (Ned Eisenberg, Limitless) is also the man in charge of the union. All of this ultimately results in the film’s fundamental failure: It aims to be a message picture that forwards a discussion, but ends up being nothing more than propaganda. The film even unravels into melodrama by the
third act, all for maximum heartstring-tugging effect. The thing is, I’d probably be less perturbed about the movie’s aims if it — and its cast — had been upfront about what it is, instead of carrying on with its high-minded pretensions. I’m not saying that there aren’t issues with public schools, but heaping all the blame on unions (never is there a mention of lack of funding, for instance), and then shouting from the rooftops that you’re not anti-union is just plain crooked. It’s unfortunate, too since Won’t Back Down ends up with a good performance from Gyllenhaal and an occasionally — though unsurprisingly — wonderful one from Davis, plus a few flurries of assured filmmaking from Barnz. But this is a film so behind the 8-ball in terms of its intent and hoary plotting that only a concerted amount of consistent brilliance could have saved it from the scrap heap. Rated PG for thematic elements and language. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande
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Employment GeneRal Cdl dRIVeRs If you are a "people person" you could be a great tour guide! Training provided. Part-time with potential to full-time. info@ graylineasheville.com 828251-8687 www.graylineasheville.com dO yOU lIKe sleePInG late? • Do your friends say that you talk too loud? This may be the job for you. We need enthusiastic, confident people with clear speaking voices for phone sales. We offer $10.50/hour, a comfortable office environment, profit sharing bonus program. And a full-time 12 noon-9:00pm shift. Call today 828-236-2530 to schedule an interview. mORnInG OPeneR • Opening position available at local holistic medical office. Office cleaning, stocking, and light yardwork required. Attention to detail a must. 20-30 hours/week. Email resumes to email@example.com WaReHOUse assOCIate Local wholesale company seeking part time person for packing orders, receiving shipments, inventory management, deliveries, general warehouse/office duties. Heavy lifting, forklift operation, clean driving record required. Multitasking, customer service, basic computer/office skills helpful. email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
admInIstRatIVe/ OFFICe CUstOmeR seRVICe/ sales sUPPORt PeRsOn • Needed part time for busy sales office. No experience required, will train the right person. Duties will include basic office duties such as filing, answering phones, assisting customers with paperwork, and online inventory maintenance as well as assissting other members of
the sales team when needed. The ideal candidate would be someone with attention to detail, a positive attitude, willingness to learn, a team player and willing to work hard at problem solving. Must be a least 19 years of age, have a valid NC drivers license, and able to work Saturdays. Call 828-707-0513 to schedule time to apply. ReCePtIOnIst/OFFICe assIstant • Needed immediately for Evergreen Community Charter School. Part time, $11.35/hour. See www.evergreenccs.org for full description and to download application. Send letter of interest, resume, and application to susan.gottfried@ evergreenccs.org. Evergreen recognizes the social and educational value of a diverse leadership, staff, and student community. To that end, we actively seek and encourage employee applications from qualified individuals representing diverse social, ethnic, and racial groups.
sales/ maRKetInG lOCal dIstRIBUtOR Is lOOKInG FOR a FUll tIme InsIde sales emPlOyee (Business Development Manager) TO JOIN OUR GROWING TEAM • Candidate will be responsible for generating sales revenue on new accounts by following up on sales leads, initiating calls to prospective retail stores / resellers, following up on catalog requests, and winning back sales on old accounts. • The candidate will also be responsible for sales order entry on new accounts. • Candidates must have strong selling skills, computer skills and be self motivated, reliable, and detail oriented. • Candidate must be able to travel on occasion and attend out of town trade shows. Previous sales experience required. • Benefits include competitive pay, comfortable atmosphere w/casual dress, holiday and vacation pay, health insurance co-pay, and great office hours. Salary is a fixed hourly rate + sales commission. Interested parties please email / fax resume and cover letter, email@example.com or fax# 828-236-2658 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: CandiceAdms@aol.com
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PRn ReGIsteRed nURse • Eliada is currently seeking a PRN Registered Nurse to provide medical care to our students! • Duties: Provide ongoing assessment, monitoring and care of students; support the safe implementation of all crisis intervention procedures; administer medications; phlebotomy; effectively implement each student’s individualized health plan. • Requirements: Valid North Carolina RN licensure required; demonstrated ability to perform rapid, focused assessments and triage accordingly preferred; experience and desire to work with children and adolescents with challenging behaviors also preferred; preemployment drug screen and criminal background check required. Applications should be submitted through the agency’s website at www.eliada.org.
HUman seRVICes adOlesCent addICtIOns tHeRaPIst • Swain Recovery Center a 42- 90 day residential treatment program located in Black Mountain, NC is seeking an Adolescent Therapist to join our team. The position will be primary counselor for adolescence with substance dependence issues. Experience working with at risk youth is required. An ideal candidate will have a Master degree in Counseling or Social Work, and an LCAS or one pending within 6 months. Salary range $38,000 - $42,000. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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CLINICIAN • OFFENDER seRVICes PROGRam The Offender Services Program of MBHS seeks a licensed or license-eligible clinician in North Carolina to join its Offender Services Program. Will conduct evaluations, colead treatment groups, coordinate case management with program’s case manager, collaborate with probation and social services and provide program operational support for both domestic violence and sexual abuse intervention programs. Here is an opportunity to further your experience in working with sex offenders, their non-offending partners and in the development of a domestic violence intervention program. For more information contact Diane Paige, email@example.com Visit our website: www.meridianbhs.org to complete an application. FamIlIes tOGetHeR (Ft) A Partner of NC Mentoris dedicated to providing quality services to our exceptional children, families and adults. FT is a CABHA, and is nationally accredited with CARF International. We work to strengthen
the family system and to support the people we serve to remain in their home community. FT is team oriented and provides a positive work environment, flexible hours, health benefits, room for advancement, and an innovative culture. Due to continuous growth and expansion we are hiring Qualified Professionals in Asheville and surrounding areas. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2-4 years related experience and a bachelor’s degree. To apply, go to www.nc-mentor.com . IntensIVe In-HOme team leadeR • Barium springs Home for Children has an opening for an Intensive InHome Team Leader in Franklin, NC. To perform duties associated with admission and retention of new and existing consumers to Intensive InHome program. Provide clinical expertise and oversight for the Intensive In-Home Team. Minimum of Master's Degree and 1 year experience in a human service field and N.C. licensure in on the of following disciplines: LPC, LCSW, LMFT. A minimum of 1 year post degree experience working with same or similar client population required. Send resume to: Becky Totherow, BSHC. PO Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010, Fax: 704832-2258. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE
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OVeRnIGHt COUnselOR! Eliada Homes needs experienced staff to provide overnight awake care to our students! • Duties: Conduct bed checks every 10-20 minutes; assist with the preparation for daily activities; prepare meals; execute daily cleaning; complete and report required documentation on students. • Requirements: Must be able to stay awake and alert during third shift hours; must possess an AA/high school diploma/ GED and have some experience working with the mental health population; must have a valid NCDL and be insurable by Eliada’s carriers; preemployment drug screen and criminal background check required. • This is a full-time, benefitted position! Applications should be submitted through the agency’s website at www.eliada.org.
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BaRIUm sPRInGs • Is seeking a full time credentialed or provisionally credentialed clinician in the practices of mental health and substance abuse counseling, to provide services including but not limited to mental health and substance abuse assessments, and individual and group outpatient counseling for adult and child consumers. Services include Jackson, Macon, and other Western NC counties as needed. Send resume to: Becky Totherow, Fax: 704-832-2258. Email: btotherow@bariumsprings. org. EOE ClInICal dIReCtOR F/t • Mon-Fri. Supervising clinical and programmatic aspects of Day Trt, IIH, SAIOP and Assessment programs. Implementing program improvements, and providing clinical supervision. Benefits package. Requirements- Masters degree in human service field and supervisory experience required. Must be licensed. Applyapireapplicants@ yahoo.com ClInICal sOCIal WORKeR and Case manaGeR Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Black Mountain has the following positions available: • Clinical Social Worker – LCSW credentials required. • Social Work Supervisor
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
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While doing research in South America four decades ago, anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss found an indigenous tribe whose people claimed they could see the planet Venus in the daytime. This seemed impossible to him. But he later consulted astronomers who told him that in fact Venus does emit enough light to be visible by day to a highly trained human eye. My prediction for you, Libra, is that in the coming months you will make a metaphorically equivalent leap: You will become aware of and develop a relationship with some major presence that has been virtually undetectable. And I bet the first glimpse will come this week.
In most of my horoscopes I tell you what you can do to make yourself feel good. I advise you on how can act with the highest integrity and get in touch with what you need to learn about. Now and then, though, I like to focus on how you can help other people feel good. I direct your attention to how you can inspire them to align with their highest integrity and get in touch with what they need to learn about. This is one of those times, Sagittarius. I'm hoping you have your own ideas about how to perform these services. Here are a few of my suggestions: Listen with compassionate receptivity to the people you care for. Describe to them what they're like when they are at their best. Give them gifts they can use to activate their dormant potential.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) "In a full heart there is room for everything," said poet Antonio Porchia, "and in an empty heart there is room for nothing." That's an important idea for you to meditate on right now, Aries. The universe is conspiring for you to be visited by a tide of revelations about intimacy. And yet you won't be available to get the full benefit of that tide unless your heart is as full as possible. Wouldn't you love to be taught more about love and togetherness and collaboration?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) As I turn inward and call forth psychic impressions of what's ahead for you, I'm seeing mythic symbols like whoopie cushions, rubber chickens and pools of fake plastic vomit. I'm seeing popcorn shells that are stuck in your teeth and a dog that's eating your homework and an alarm clock that doesn't go off when it's supposed to. But as I push further into the not-too-distant future, exploring the deeper archetypal levels, I'm also tuning into a vision of fireflies in an underground cavern. They're lighting your way and leading you to a stash of treasure in a dusty corner.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." That's the opening sentence of Charles Dickens' bestselling novel A Tale of Two Cities. The author was describing the period of the French Revolution in the late 18th century, but he could just as well have been talking about our time — or any other time, for that matter. Of course many modern cynics reject the idea that our era is the best of times. They obsess on the idea that ours is the worst of all the worst times that have ever been. When your worried mind is in control of you, you may even think that thought yourself, Gemini. But in accordance with the current astrological omens, I challenge you to be a fiery rebel: Come up with at least five reasons why this is the best of times for you personally.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life," said Pablo Picasso. That's certainly true for me. I can purify my system either by creating art myself or being in the presence of great art. How about you, Cancerian? What kinds of experiences cleanse you of the con-
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gested emotions that just naturally build up in all of us? What influences can you draw on to purge the repetitive thoughts that sometimes torment you? How do you go about making your imagination as fresh and free as a warm breeze on a sunny day? I urge you to make a study of all the things that work for you, and then use them to the max in the coming week.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) "Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect." So said literary critic Lionel Trilling. Now I'm passing his idea on to you, Leo, just in time for the No-Blaming Season. Would you like to conjure up a surge of good karma for yourself? Then for the next 10 days or so, refrain from the urge to find fault. And do your best to politely neutralize that reflex in other people who are sharing your space, even if they love to hate the same political party or idiot fringe that you do. P.S.: For extra credit, engage in speech and activity that are antidotes to the blaming epidemic. (Hint: praise, exaltation, thanks.)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) One of the reasons platinum is regarded as a precious metal is that it is so infrequently found in the Earth's crust. A second reason is that there are difficulties in extracting it from the other metals it's embedded in. You typically need ten tons of ore to obtain one ounce of platinum. That's a good metaphor for the work you have ahead of you, Virgo. The valuable resource you're dreaming of is definitely worth your hard work, persistence and attention to detail. But to procure it, you'll probably need the equivalent of several tons of those fine qualities.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Whether or not anyone has ever called you an "old soul" before, that term will suit you well in the coming months. A whole lot of wisdom will be ripening in you all at once. Past events that never quite made sense before will more clearly reveal the role they have played in your life's master plan. Relatively unimportant desires you've harbored for a long time will fade away, while others that have been in the background — and more crucial to your ultimate happiness — will rise to prominence.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) If you've ever watched tennis matches, you know that some players grunt when they smack the ball. Does that help them summon greater power? Maybe. But the more important issue is that it can mask the sound of the ball striking the racket, thereby making it harder for their opponents to guess the force and spin of the ball that will be headed toward them. The coming week would be an excellent time for you to hunt down a competitive advantage that's comparable to this in your own field of endeavor.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Many people seem to believe that all of America's Christians are and have always been fundamentalists. But the truth is that at most 35 percent of the total are fundies, and their movement has only gotten cultural traction in the last 30 years. So then why do their bizarre interpretations of the nature of reality get so much play? One reason is that they shout so loud and act so mean. Your upcoming assignment, Aquarius, is to do what you can to shift the focus from small-minded bullies to big-hearted visionaries, whether that applies to the Christians in your sphere or any other influences. It's time to shrink any tendency you might have to get involved with energy vampires. Instead, give your full attention and lend your vigorous clout to lifeaffirming intelligence.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) [WARNING: The following horoscope contains more than the usual dose of poetry.] Mirthful agitation! Surprising deliverance! I predict you will expose the effects of the smoke and mirrors, then find your way out of the labyrinth. Lucid irrationality! Deathless visions! I predict you will discover a secret you'd been hiding from yourself, then escape a dilemma you no longer need to struggle with. Mysterious blessings arriving from the frontiers! Refreshed fertility roused by a reborn dream! I predict you will begin to prepare a new power spot for your future use.
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