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Use this opened dooR [From, in response to the Nov. 7 cover story, “River [Blank] District,” about property and demographic changes in the area.] The threat is that working studios for lowincome working artists are being displaced because working studio space that is affordable to them is disappearing in the [River Arts] District. The issue is not whether higher-income property owners who own art galleries and other assets are coming or going in the district, or if higher-earning artists are coming or going. Let’s not interchange these vastly different groups of people and their vastly different economic worlds. Here’s one reason why we shouldn’t: When new buyers overpay for property in the district by up to 100-percent over the appraised value, they get stuck. They have no wiggle room; they must jack up all prices they have control over, mainly the rent that artists pay for working studios. The artists lose. But so does the public because before the artists gets pushed out for not being able to

pay the much-higher rent, their art goes up in price, usually beyond what the public will pay. More affluent property and gallery owners in the district may not care so much about losing low-income working artist; perhaps they can get other artists. But prices will also rise for art displayed by new artists as long as rents are being jacked. So the public — the tourists — the lifeblood of Asheville — loses again. But wait ... there’s more. If that property buyer who overpaid for their district building ends up belly-up financially, then the circle of losers widens to include their creditor and investors. The property buyers who overpay also open the door for the county to jack up taxes on them, sinking that property buyer deeper in their self-dug hole, as well as potentially sinking neighbors in the district. This circle can feed on itself during recessions and periods of stingy economic growth. It was amazing how hard it was to describe this common problem at last month’s voters’ forum for candidates running for county commissioner. ... New Belgium opened the door wide as a blueprint for creative use of financial incentives justified by their economic contribution to the area. Low-income working artists need to mobilize themselves and use this opened door. To read the article and join the conversation, visit — Comment by Avl Tao, Nov. 7.

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The day was blustery with an autumn chill; a threat of rain hung in the western sky, held at bay by a glorious, radiant sun. It was an auspicious beginning to this year’s Blue Ridge Pride celebration. My first such event, it held a special significance for me. Although I’ve lived as an openly transgender person for several years now, I’ve avoided these celebrations, partly because I believed the things I’d heard about them and about the queer community, but also because I was afraid to commit myself. Now I was here, feeling anticipation and wonder as I set up the transgender-information tent. Pride, however, wasn’t what I’d expected. Being here in the “Cesspool of Sin,” I was shocked by how wholesome and mainstream it was: truly a family event with fun, uplifting music; inspiring speakers; and interesting, helpful exhibits. In many cases, I couldn’t really tell queer from straight. Could that be because, ultimately, we’re all people before we’re those other things? We often think of pride as a dirty word — who wants to be around arrogant, conceited souls? Yet pride, in this community, seems different, more closely resembling a healthy humility. Truly humble people understand, accept and love themselves; they display dignity, contentment, a sense of where they are in the big picture of things, and a willingness to take risks, live life, be authentic. There’s no need and little room for either self-exaltation or self-denigration. That kind of pride is a deeply beautiful human quality. No one, of course, is always like that, yet these are marks of our community’s growing maturity, even as we retain some of the sparkle of youth. This is something we can offer the straight community, because we’ve had to struggle with ourselves and how we’re treated and perceived. Those who survive this without turning to stone gradually strengthen and grow. In this context, “pride” seems less an in-your-face political statement than an affirmation of who we are as people: personal authenticity in the face of opposition. Could that opposition be rooted in a fear that allowing others to be themselves challenges us to ask uncomfortably difficult questions about our own identity and worldview? A stark contrast underscored this for me. The people of Pride were like a large, loving, eclectic family with an obvious joy of life. Opposing them were a handful of seemingly bitter protesters who, like me, identified as followers of Jesus. Why did we see this event so differently?

Pride through new eyes what if diversity is an acquired taste requiring exPosure to others in order to aPPreciate it? Why were they so wedded to angry protest, rather than taking the opportunity to talk and share life experiences with the many different people there? I met many people of faith that day, and I could see God in their faces. I’m certain that Jesus was in our midst, celebrating life in its many colors and harmonies right alongside us. Many people visited our tent: young people, parents of transgender or questioning children, health-care providers, clergy, people from all corners of the queer community, and straight allies. We gave them all warm smiles, information and resources, appreciation and joy, even sweets (and directions for the lost!). And maybe we gave them a taste for who we are: real human beings who bleed and love and live, just as they do. Have you noticed that diversity scares some people, while others find it an elixir of life? What if diversity is an acquired taste requiring exposure to others in order to appreciate it? What if we are some of the spice of life? One of the most wonderful things I received from Pride was the sense that I was at home with “my tribe.” Here I felt perfectly “normal” in my diversity, even celebrated! Seldom has

this sense of belonging gripped me in such a moving way: Together, we’re a people who know what it is to feel marginalized. We make the effort to “live large and let live,” and when we open ourselves to all kinds of other tribes, that endearing vulnerability gives us all a chance to know, like and love one another. We’ve “come out” as individuals and are out together in community, the fresh breeze and sunshine of it helping us push past our insecurities and differences. The day waned and grew cold, but a warmth of fellowship and accomplishment stayed the chill as we brought Blue Ridge Pride 2012 to a close. For me, the event’s real significance was the reminder that “God made me transgender because God thought I might enjoy it.” Will you tell me how you are made, so we can enjoy each other as the gifts we’re meant to be? Postscript: Thanks to the Asheville Police Department, park rangers and other city workers for helping make this event peaceful, powerful and uplifting. X Asheville resident Brette Blatchley once lived as a special sort of man and now, by God’s grace, lives as a special sort of woman.

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LINKING RESOURCES AND NEEDS Jonathan Feldman, Asheville’s information technology director, says improved access and transparency has been a goal since he was hired seven years ago. “When I first got here, there was a need,” Feldman recalls. “When you hear things about why X or Y is difficult to understand or hard to use, it makes me sit up and take notice.” The city’s 2009 mapAsheville project was a good first step that also helped city staff locate useful information more quickly, but it’s increasingly out of date, says Feldman. “Sometimes I think IT people are so busy running around patching the server that we

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can forget the server is actually supposed to be helpful to somebody,” he adds. “A lot of city staff know they used to spend a lot of time doing something, and now they spend less.” Nonetheless, maintains Feldman, more work was needed. Nationwide, the push for open data is related to the open-government and Government 2.0 movements: a loose alliance of tech experts, businesses, government officials and nonprofits pursuing similar goals. Supported by Silicon Valley and the wider tech sector, the federal government’s recently launched Open Government Initiative has put these concerns in the spotlight. At Asheville’s Open Data Day, speakers from Philadelphia, St. Louis and the state of Maryland all talked about how their respective governments have improved access to data. City staffers have been tracking those and other examples for some time. “It was natural for us to view the work that’s been done elsewhere and say, ‘Yeah!” Feldman reveals. “We want to hook people up with the right data and resources to make life better in some shape or form.” Staff have also forged connections with local technologists and entrepreneurs. A few months ago, Feldman and others sent out

emails arranging a meet-up and were surprised by the response. “There was a lot of interest; it was obvious there was more to be said,” Feldman recalls. Open Data Day was designed to help coordinate those efforts. “We’re not going to get where you need to get without conversations happening on a lot of levels.” Technical challenges make some info harder to work with, so with the city’s open-data portal (see box, “Local Open-Data Resources), notes Feldman, staff wanted to begin with what was easy, hoping to expand and refine the system later. “You have to make a start,” he observes. “It’s all evolving.”



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site and email them,” he notes. “By having this in a format where people can just go to a site and grab it themselves, it frees me up to do other things.” City staff talked with Code for America officials in August, laying the groundwork for the brigade. They’re currently recruiting volunteers. Kevin Curry, who directs Code for America’s nationwide CfA Brigade program, says it aims to bridge the gap between technologists and the broader community. Citing Boston’s Adopt-aHydrant program, he explains, “It takes coders and designers to put the information online, keep it running, but then it takes good oldfashioned organizing, fire departments and volunteers to make use of it.” Curry, who’s dealt with open-government efforts nationwide, says Asheville’s campaign has impressed him, noting, “The enthusiasm and ability in Asheville is really great, and it seems to be in the right places.” Virginia Beach, Va., his hometown, is a city of nearly 500,000, yet efforts similar to Asheville’s are in their infancy there, he reports. “There’s a tendency to think that things happen in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, but the landscape is so diverse that it’s not just a function of size,” Curry asserts.

TURNING DATA INTO JOBS Another way open-data advocates believe they can make a major impact is by creating a platform that can serve as a jumping-off point for addressing specific needs.

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“I wouldn’t be so arrogant as to say that Asheville’s opening up its data sets is going to lead to this groundswell of economic development,” cautions Feldman, “but I think localgovernment data is a national treasure. ... You can see parcels on Google Maps: Guess where that comes from? Local government. We’re the only ones who build that data.” One Asheville company that’s already basing its business on such information is BuildFax, which compiles, re-formats and analyzes construction data nationwide. It currently employs 35 people. “A company can come to us and ask for data on a number of properties throughout the nation and we can give it to them based on that local government data,” Chief Technology Officer Joe Emison explains. “There aren’t many commercially created data sets that are as valuable as what comes from government.” Emison thinks cities should focus on making political information more accessible. He envisions searchable transcripts of local-government meetings tied directly to video and any other relevant documents. “All this is technologically possible,” he notes. Because the tech field moves so fast, however, Emison generally believes it’s better for cities to simply release the raw data and “let the private sector or high-school students build the crime-mapper.”

NEXT STEPS A “hackathon” during Open Data Day produced a map revealing a disconnect between the city’s transit routes and public-art locations. More such events (in which tech experts spend hours culling raw data in hopes of making it more accessible or finding new combinations) are planned, Barnwell reports, and the Asheville Brigade will soon begin meeting regularly. The goal is to start with low-hanging fruit. “All that data, with the exception of some of the water data, we can [legally] let out,” Barnwell explains. “We’re trying to get that out there as fast as we can.” Code for America brigades, notes Curry, typically begin by assessing local talent. In

the coming months, the Asheville team expects to publish a strategic plan outlining its more immediate goals. Open Data Day participants were also asked to suggest potential projects and areas of interest (see sidebar, “Safety in Numbers”). Meanwhile, Feldman hopes Asheville can qualify for a Code for America fellow; to that end, he plans to request funding in the city’s 2013-14 budget. The city, he reports, is also considering a nominating process similar to the one Philadelphia uses to prioritize which data sets the public wants released first. “If we do the right things,” Feldman concludes, “it’s leading to decreased cost of government, increased citizen services, more access to the information people want — when they need it.” X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or at

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Although President Barack Obama carried Buncombe County en route to winning re-election, overall it was a night of historic gains for local Republicans. They won both local congressional seats and two of the three local Statehouse seats and might well gain a voting majority on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners once the hotly contested District 2 race is finally decided. Here’s a look at some of the Nov. 6 results and candidate comments. All results reported here, taken from the county and state boards of elections, are unofficial until they’re certified on Nov. 16. A recount could further delay final results.

10th congRessional distRict Incumbent Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry defeated Democratic challenger Patsy Keever to keep his seat in the 10th District, which was redrawn last year to include most of Asheville. Spanning seven counties, the district stretches all the way to Gaston County: McHenry carried all of them except Buncombe, Keever’s home territory. All told, he received 57 percent of the 332,489 votes cast. “I am humbled by your support and honored to be re-elected to another term as your representative in Washington,” McHenry said in his Gaston County victory speech. “I want to take a quick moment to say how wonderful it has been to campaign in this new district and to make so many new friends in Buncombe and Polk counties.” Keever, meanwhile, thanked family, staff

grand old party: Republicans celebrated their gains on the Board of Commissioners on election night at Magnolia’s Raw Bar & Grill. The unofficial results showed Republican Mike Fryar (left) with a narrow lead over the other District 2 candidates, although the race appears to be headed toward a recount. Republican Joe Belcher (right) won a seat on the board in District 3. Photos by Max Cooper

and volunteers gathered at Pack’s Tavern in downtown Asheville. “We will continue to work and continue to be Democrats,” she told a room crowded with supporters. “We will continue to care about people, particularly children. Those things that we worked for, we will continue to work for.”

11th congRessional distRict The political goal of moving Asheville’s predominantly Democratic voters to the 10th Congressional District last year was widely believed to be making the 11th more Republicanfriendly. And after three-term Democratic Rep. Heath shuler opted not to seek re-election, Republican Mark Meadows defeated Shuler’s former chief of staff, Hayden Rogers, with 57 percent of the vote. On election night, the Cashiers real estate developer celebrated the victory at the Hilton in

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down, but not out: After conceding the 10th Congressional District race to incumbent Republican Patrick McHenry, Democrat Patsy Keever told supporters at Pack’s Tavern that their party needs to continue standing up for children and public education.

Biltmore Park. The next day, Meadows penned a letter to supporters, saying he’s “humbled and honored by the confidence you have placed in me. … My mission is to fight to free small businesses from excessive government and secure the freedoms our Western North Carolina families hold dear.” Rogers spent the night huddled with supporters in Murphy. “Although this race was an uphill battle before it even started, I chose to run because I believed it was the right thing to do for the people of Western North Carolina, our country and our democratic process,” he said in a statement released by his campaign. “I have been truly humbled by the dedication, encouragement and generosity that so many across Western North Carolina have shown me throughout this journey. Thank you.”

years. Fellow Democrat Brownie Newman, like Jones a former Asheville City Council member, claimed the second spot with 39 percent of the vote. As he mingled with supporters at Pack’s Tavern, Newman said his focus will be on “strong public schools and supporting our teachers, supporting living-wage jobs,” adding, “I personally want to make ... Buncombe County a leader for clean energy and energy independence.” Republican don Guge, his party’s only candidate in the district, fell far behind with 15 percent of the vote.

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With all 32 precincts reporting, the unofficial results show an extremely narrow lead for Republicans Mike Fryar (25.15 percent with 19,904 votes) and Christina Kelley G. Merrill (25.03 percent; 19,806 votes) over Democrats ellen Frost (24.92 percent; 19,719 votes) and incumbent Carol Peterson (24.90 percent; 19,701 votes). But it could be weeks before the final results are known — and which party controls the board hangs in the balance. The unofficial results don’t include about

Encompassing most of the city of Asheville, District 1 proved to be a Democratic stronghold, with incumbent Holly Jones collecting 45 percent of the vote. Under the new election system, the top vote-getter in each district earns a fouryear term; the second-place finisher gets two

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1,052 provisional ballots, Election Services Director Trena Parker explains. Warren Wilson College students were forced to fill out 154 of them during early voting, she notes, after her department determined that the registration address for 1,000 of the school’s residents was no longer valid. (Warren Wilson College is now split between Districts 1 and 2; the dividing line, Warren Wilson Road, cuts through the middle of campus. Parker says she’s not sure how many of those provisional ballots were filled out by District 2 residents.) Other Warren Wilson residents were given the wrong ballot, creating further uncertainty. In addition, continues Parker, at least 500 absentee ballots have yet to be counted. Newsweek called Warren Wilson the “most liberal college in the nation,” and Frost hopes those votes bump her up to a second-place finish. Neither Frost nor Peterson has conceded the race, pending the Nov. 16 certified results. “Let’s just wait and see,” says Frost. If any candidate’s margin of victory turns out to be 1 percent or less, the opposition can request a recount that could take two weeks, notes Parker. Meanwhile, Fryar spent election night celebrating his tentative first-place finish at Magnolia’s Raw Bar & Grill in downtown Asheville. “It feels really good,” he said, adding, “I think I’ve worked really hard to get there.”

With two Democrats winning in District 1 and two Republicans claiming District 3, the final results in District 2, which encompasses much of eastern Buncombe County including Fairview, Black Mountain and Weaverville, will determine which party has a majority on the board.

boaRd of commissioneRs distRict 3 This district covers the most conservative part of the county, including Arden, Enka and Leicester, and voters favored Republicans Joe Belcher (27 percent) and david King (26 percent). Democrat Michelle Pace Wood garnered 23 percent and Terry van duyn 22 percent. Both victors celebrated successful first bids for public office at Magnolia’s. Belcher, a regional manager for Clayton Homes, called the board’s potential Republican majority (for the first time in more than two decades) “a big win for the county, and I think it’s a conservative mandate for the county. We’re going to challenge some of the spending; we’re going to work together to make sure every area in the county is represented.” King, a farrier, says he was “absolutely humbled” by the results, adding, “I’m just excited Now offering Catering for Home, Office & Special Events

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Incumbent Democratic Sen. Martin Nesbitt easily fended off a challenge by Republican Rl Clark, 61 percent to 38 percent.

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n.c. hoUse 116th distRict Incumbent Republican Rep. Tim Moffitt defeated Democratic challenger Jane Whilden 56 percent to 43 percent. She beat Moffitt in 2008 and he defeated her in 2010. During the campaign, Whilden declared that this race would be the “tie-breaker” in their series of battles.

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bUncombe coUnty RegisteR of deeds Incumbent Democrat drew Reisinger defeated Republican Pat Cothran 56 percent to 43 percent.

bUncombe coUnty school boaRd In the at-large race, the unofficial results show Paul (dusty) Pless Jr. holding a slim lead over Jerry Green, 29,463 votes to 28,743. In the North Buncombe District race, Ann B. Franklin defeated Brian Freelan 45,155 votes to 24,659. In the Owen District, Chip Craig topped dan Hale, 37,428 votes to 27,170. And in the Roberson District, Amy Churchill won with 36,111 votes over steven Weir sizemore’s 33,225. X For more election news, go to election.

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Art 16 patton 16 Patton Ave. Tues.-Sat., 11am5pm. Info: or 236-2889. • Through SA (11/24) - Viewpoints, works by John Mac Kah, and Life in Still Life, works by Mary Kay West. 310 art gallery 191 Lyman St., #310. Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., noon-4pm or by appointment. Info: or 776-2716. • Through SU (3/31) - "Visual expressions of the Earth’s landscapes and skies," works by Fleta Monaghan, Betty Carlson, Bob Martin and Mark Holland. aloft hotel 51 Biltmore Ave. 11am-midnight daily. Info: hotels/67/aloft-asheville. • Through FR (11/30) - The Travelers, braille-based art by Kenn Kotara. Info: 236-2265. ameriCan folk art and framing Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: www. or 281-2134.

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Winter warmth: Tom Fisch and Terry Wetton bring their original songs and compelling dialogue to “Warmth of Home,” a benefit for the Interfaith Assistance Ministry Winter Heating Fund, on Saturday, Nov. 17. (pg. 21) • Through WE (11/21) Gathering, works by self-taught Southern artists. appalaChian pastel soCiety JUried exhibition • Through FR (12/14) - The Appalachian Pastel Society will present its National Juried Exhibition at The Asheville School’s Crawford Art Gallery, 360 Asheville School Road. Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: www. or art at appalaChian state University 423 West King St., Boone. Info: 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 (12/1) - Forever Protected, paintings for the Blue Ridge Conservancy by Gayle Stott Lowry, will be on display in the Community Gallery.

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• Through SU (11/18) - 2012 Figurative Abstractions, works by Warren Dennis.

Bella Vista art Gallery 14 Lodge St. Summer hours: Mon., 11am-5pm; Wed.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 768-0246. • Through MO (12/31) - August Hoerr (small portraits); Shellie Lewis Dambax (paintings); Tiffany Dill (encaustics).

dusty roads • Through MO (12/31) - Dusty Roads, photographs of classic and junkyard vehicles by Barbara Sammons, will be on display at Green Sage Coffeehouse and Cafe, 1800 Hendersonville Road. Info: or

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: or 669-0930. • Through WE (11/21) - Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League biennial juried show. Black Mountain colleGe MuseuM + arts center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon-4pm; Thurs.Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484. • Through SA (12/29) - Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy, an exhibit of Fuller’s "ideas and inventions as well as a new generation of Fuller-inspired thinkers and artists." Features winning projects from the first five years of The Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Block and screen Prints • Through TH (11/15) - Block and screen prints by Margaret Dahm will be on display at N.C. Stage, 15 Stage Lane. Mon.-Fri., noon-5pm. Info: Blue sPiral 1 38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm, and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 251-0202. • Through TU (12/31) - Ceramics by Ben Owen III, Gary Schlappal and Vicki Grant, along with wood pendulums by Michael Costello and baskets by Carole Hetzel. carlton Gallery 10360 Highway 105 S., Banner Elk. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 11am5pm or by appointment. Info: www. or 963-4288.

• Through TU (11/27) - Handmade jewelry by Rachel Wilder. Push skate shoP & Gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: www. or 225-5509. • Through TU (1/8) - Kin, works by Ursula Gullow.

castell PhotoGraPhy 2C Wilson Alley. Wed.-Fri., noon6pm; Sat., noon-7pm, or by appointment. Info: or 255-1188. • Through SA (12/1) - ROAD, a juried exhibition curated by W.M. Hunt.

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:

chaMBer of art children’s Gallery • Through TU (11/27) - Works by second-grader William Ambrose Mills IV will be on display in the Phil Mechanic Studios' Chamber of Art, 109 Roberts St. Info:

eVents at handMade in aMerica Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 252-0121. • Through FR (11/16) - From Hand to Hand: Functional Craft in WNC, a celebration of craft artists living in the 25 counties of WNC. flood Gallery The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: or 2542166. • Through TU (11/27) - Work, paintings by Brian Mashburn.

seVen sisters Gallery 117 Cherry St., Black Mountain. Summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 669-5107. • Through TH (1/31) - Trees, Trees, Trees, paintings by Kim Rody.

A new kind of Christmas Carol: In Asheville Community Theatre’s production of the comedy Inspecting Carol, Phil (Craig Justus) carries cast member Wayne (Frank Salvo) onstage during their struggling theater company’s artistically questionable production of A Christmas Carol. Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 16 through Dec. 2. (pg. 26) Photo by Ewa Skowska • SU (11/18), 1-4pm - Opening

folk art center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am-6pm. Info: or 298-7928. • Through TU (12/11) - Works by Kyle Carpenter (clay) and Brian Wurst (wood).


GroVewood Gallery Located at 111 Grovewood Road. April-Dec.: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or 253-7651. • Through MO (12/31) - Cut, Bend, Fold, Color: Paper Sculpture and Collage in Dimension.

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haen Gallery 52 Biltmore Ave. Wed.-Fri., 10am6pm; Mon., Tues. & Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 254-8577. • Through FR (11/30) - Lynn Boggess: New Work 2012.

JosePh anderson: forGed iron

haywood county arts council Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC's Gallery 86 in Waynesville. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: www.haywoodarts. org or 452-0593. • Through SA (12/29) - It’s a Small, Small Work, a group show featuring paintings by Matthew Zedler.

Depot St.

iMaGes of Bliss around aPPalachia • Through FR (11/30) - Images of Bliss around Appalachia, photographs by Rachael Bliss, will be Store, 159 S. Lexington Ave. • SA (11/17), 3-5pm - A reception will include a meet and greet with August Stringer and Morel Bliss, owners of Green Chin Farm, an inspiration for many of the photos.

• Through FR (1/25) - Figuratively Speaking, an exhibition of iron works by Joseph Anderson, will be on display at 296 Depot, 296 • FR (11/16), 5-8pm - Artist reception. Matthew Zedler • Through TU (1/15) - Works by local modern/contemporary artist Matthew Zedler will be on display in the lobby of Hotel Indigo, 151

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Haywood St. Info: Mica fine conteMPorary craft 37 N. Mitchell Ave., Bakersville. Sun.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Info: www. or 688-6422. • Through MO (12/31) - Late Bloomer, oil paintings by Dorothy Buchanan Collins. • SA (11/17) through MO (12/31) - Sweet Lights, candlesticks and candy dishes by Mica artists. • SA (11/17), 5-8pm - Holiday opening reception. Penland school of crafts 67 Dora's Trail, Penland. Tues.-Sat., 10am–5pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 765-2359. • Through SU (11/18) - The Core Show, works by Penland School of Crafts' core fellows. Pink doG creatiVe A multi-use arts space located at 342 Depot St. Info: • Through SA (12/15) - Watershed: The French Broad River, photographs by Jeff Rich. Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm. PuMP Gallery 109 Roberts St. Tues.-Sat., 10am4pm. Info:

swannanoa Valley fine arts leaGue • Through SU (1/6) - The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League will present Fabulous Fakes and 3-D Show at Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 W. State St., Black Mountain. Tues.-Thurs., 11am-3pm; Fri.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Info: or the Bender Gallery 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 505-8341. • Through FR (12/28) - Vitric Compositions: Assemblages in Glass, sculptures by Martin Kremer, Toland Peter Sand and William Zweifel. us and theM • Through MO (1/28) - Us and Them, new paintings, drawings and sculptures by Julie Armbruster, will be on display at Early Girl Eatery, 8 Wall St. Info: 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., 9:30am-4pm; Sun., 1-4pm and by appointment. Info: or 771-3038. workinG Girls studio and Gallery 30 Battery Park Ave., Suite 200. Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm and by appointment. Info: or 243-0200. • Through FR (12/7) - New works by painter Eli Corbin and photographer Lynne Harty. ZaPow! 21 Battery Park, Suite 101. Mon., Wed. & Fri., noon-8pm. Thurs., noon-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun. 1-6pm. Info: or 575-2024. • Through SU (11/18) - Dia de los Muertos, a group show featur-

ing "works honoring the dearly departed." • TH (11/15), 7-9pm - Album cover art designer Joshua Marc Levy will discuss creating album art in the digital age. $24. Zen-doodle • 1st & 3rd TUESDAYS, 10amnoon - This group of "outsider Zentanglers" meets twice monthly at Random Arts, 481 Louisiana Ave., Saluda. Free to attend; new members welcome. Info: c_langsdorf@

Art/CrAft fAirs Black Mountain tailGate holiday Market • SA (11/17), 10am-1pm - The Black Mountain Tailgate Holiday Market will feature produce and gifts at First Baptist Church, 130 Montreat Road, Black Mountain. Free to attend. Info: french Broad holiday art sale • SU (11/18), noon-5pm - The French Broad Holiday Art Sale will feature local clothing, jewelry, pottery, ornaments and more. Held at 2412 Old Marshall Highway, Alexander. Free to attend. 10 percent of proceeds benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Info: 712-3045. handMade holiday sale • TH (11/15), 2-7pm - Hosted by the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum in Cullowhee. Wine and appetizers served. Free to attend. Info: museum/111.htm. handMade ornaMent sale • FR (11/16), 5-9pm - Flow gallery, 14 S. Main St., Marshall, will host an open house and handmade ornament sale. Free to attend. Info: or 649-1686. holiday Pottery sale • SA (11/17), 10am-5pm Centerpoint Studios' holiday pottery sale will feature works by Kathie Kline and emerging potter Kyle Carpenter, including unmarked seconds. 320 Lakewood Drive. Info: or 253-1118. the little flea • SATURDAYS through (12/15), 10am-2pm - The Little Flea features crafts, toys, baked goods and more. Held at 718 Haywood Road. Free to attend. Info: Voorhees faMily art show • SA (11/17), 10am-5pm - The Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale will feature art by six Voorhees family members along with guest artists. Held at 89 Woodward Ave. Free to attend. Info: or 697-7719.

AUDITIONS & CALL TO ARTISTS ASHEVILLE ART IN THE PARK GRANT • Through FR (12/14) - Asheville Art in the Park Grant applications will be accepted by the Asheville Area Arts Council through Dec. 14. Info: ECO ARTS AWARD • Through TU (1/15) - Eco Arts Awards will accept submissions for its songwriting, art, literature, video, photography and repurposed-material competitions through Jan. 15. Info: FRENCH BROAD MENSA • Through (1/15) - French Broad Mensa will accept scholarship applications through Jan. 15. Info: www. LOCAL ZINE PRODUCTION • Volunteers are sought for Turbulent Minutiae, a local art and culture zine. Opportunities include creative and production staff, ad sales and more. Info: thatguy1944@ or 808-7816. MARION CHRISTMAS PARADE • Through TH (11/15) - The Marion Christmas Parade will accept float applications from local businesses through Nov. 15. Info: 652-2215. THE ASHEVILLE SECOND LINE • SA (11/17), 5-9pm - The Asheville Second Line (Mardi Gras marching band) will host an open rehearsal and jam at the Grove Arcade meeting room. Brass, percussion and walkable woodwinds welcome. Info: WNC ARTISTS POSTCARD SHOW • Through TU (1/1) - The Asheville Area Arts Council will accept submissions for the WNC Artists Postcards Show through Jan. 1. Info: ZAPOW! • ZaPow! invites artists to email 5-10 .jpgs of their work to be considered for upcoming exhibits. Info: info@


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Graham Training Center. Info and locations: 696-2996.

BEAD FOR LIFE • FR (11/16), 11am-6pm - A pre-holiday sale, to benefit BeadforLife's efforts to help impoverished Ugandan women sell their jewelry and crafts internationally, will be held at Montford Books and More, 31 Montford Ave. All profits will be donated. Info: www.montfordbooks. com.

SALT CAVE SESSION • MO (11/19), 1pm - Sola, "Asheville's therapeutic salt cave," will host a donation-based, 45-minute salt cave session at 10 Eagle St. to benefit The New Jersey Shore Relief Fund. Registration required: 236-5999 or

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF WNC • Through MO (12/31) - Panacea Coffee Company, 66 Commerce St., Waynesville, will donate 20 percent of proceeds from each pound of Zimbabwe Estate Salimba Big Magic coffee to Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC through Dec. 31. Info: or 734-7723. COMMUNITY BLANKET DRIVE • TH (11/15), 7am-noon - A community blanket drive, organized by Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry and Insurance Services of Asheville, will be held in the Executive Park parking lot, Charlotte and College Streets. Info: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE • SU (11/18), 4-6pm - Azalea Mountain School will host a familyfriendly contra dance at Asheville Music Hall, 31 Patton Ave., followed by a community supper. Donations benefit the school: $7 adults/$3 kids. Info: 575-2557 or DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE • TH (11/15), 5-8pm - Diamond Brand Outdoors, 2623 Hendersonville Road, will host a fundraiser for Diana Wortham Theatre featuring discounts, prizes, music and BBQ. Free to attend/$8 per plate. Info: step-out-and-shop. DOGHOUSE DRIVE • SA (11/17), 10am-3pm - A doghouse drive, to benefit Haywood County Animal Control, will collect used and new doghouses at Petco, 825 Brevard Road. Donations of cedar pet bedding, plastic tarps and wooden pallets will also be accepted. Info: lauralwright70@

• WE (11/21), 5-9pm - Plant Restaurant, 165 Merrimon Ave., will host a three-course vegan Thanksgiving dinner to benefit Animal Haven of Asheville. $40/$14 for optional wine pairings. Reservations suggested:

FALL BRAWL KICKBALL CLASSIC • SA (11/17) & SU (11/18), 10am6pm - The Fall Brawl Kickball Classic, to benefit the Special Olympics of Buncombe County, will feature a double elimination kickball tournament. $150 per team of nine. Held at Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle, Field 9. Info: jay.nelson@buncombecounty. org or 250-4269.

ARTATHON • SU (11/18), 10am-6pm - ARTathon, an art-making marathon to benefit Arts for Life, will feature live demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Held at The LIFT Studios, 349 Depot St. $250 in pledges

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD • Through MO (11/19) - Operation Christmas Child will collect toys, school supplies and hygiene items for international children in need. Drop off locations in Asheville, Black Mountain, Leicester and at the Billy


TASTE OF ASHEVILLE • WE (11/14), 7pm - Taste of Asheville, to benefit Asheville Independent Restaurants, will feature small plate tastings of 40 local, independent restaurants. Held at The Venue, 21 N. Market St. $70. Info: WARMTH OF HOME CONCERT • SA (11/17), 7pm - The Warmth of Home concert, to benefit the Interfaith Assistance Ministry Winter Heating Fund, will feature music by Tom Fisch and Terry Wetton. Held at Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. $15/$12 in advance. Info: 697-7029.

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY A-B TECH INFORMATION SESSION • FR (11/16), 10-11am - The Small Business Center at A-B Tech will offer an information session for those interested in starting or expanding a business. Held on the Enka campus. Free. Info: www. MOUNTAIN BIZWORKS WORKSHOPS 153 S. Lexington Ave. Info: 2532834 or • 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: or 253-2834. • WE (11/14), 8:30-10:30am - A panel of CEOs will lead a discussion about best practices and key management ideas. Held at BRCC. Free. Info and registration: or 253-2834. • TH (11/15), 4:30-6:30pm - An additional panel will be held at A-B Tech. Free. Info and registration: bob@ or 253-2834.

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iMovie Basics, 5th Tuesday - alternate between Garageband and iWork Essentials, Wednesdays - iPad Basics. Registration is just $9.99 at classes@charlottestreetcomputers. com.    asheville newComers ClUb (pd.) A great opportunity for women new to the area to make lasting friends, explore the surroundings and enrich their lives. Contact us! every-body yoga with kim dry (pd.) Joyful movement with alignment, Weds - 4 pm and Suns - 10 am. Lighten Up Yoga, 60 Biltmore Ave, $1 parking at Aloft. 254-7756 asheville Calligraphy emporiUm • SA (11/17), 10am-1pm - A Word's Worth: Asheville Calligraphy Emporium will host a free gilding worthshop at 2004 Riverside Drive, Suite P. Bring your own supplies. Info: or blaCk moUntain pastoral Care • TH (11/15), 4-7pm - Black Mountain Pastoral Care and Counseling Center will host an open house with information about new client services and a chance to meet new counselors. Door prizes and refreshments provided. 865-B Blue Ridge Road, Black Mountain. Info: Children first/Cis mind the gap toUr • TU (11/20), 3:30pm - The Children First/CIS Mind the Gap Tour will call attention to the issues in our community that hinder the success of children and families in poverty. Donations will not be requested. Info and registration: AdrienneA@ or 259-9717. doUble fan tai Chi • WEDNESDAYS, 6-7pm - "Flying Rainbow Double Fan Form," presented by Little Dragon School, will focus on Tai Chi with two fans. Held at Asheville Community Movement, 812 Riverside Drive. Fans available to the first six registrants for $15. Those without fans should call for details. $10. Info: lizridley@hotmail. com or 301-4084. ethiCal soCiety of asheville • SU (11/18), 2-3:30pm - A meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville will focus on the criminalization of homelessness. Held at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road. Free. Info: or 687-7759. frUgal artist meetUp • 3rd TUESDAYS, 6-8pm - The Frugal Artist Meetup will present art films at Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League's Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 W. State St., Black Mountain. No need to bring supplies. $5/$1 members. Info: www.

consciousparty or marilyndesigns@ golden leaf • TU (11/20), noon - The Cherokee County/Golden LEAF Community Assistance Initiative forum will meet at Tri-County Community College, 21 Campus Circle, Murphy. Free. Info: or 888684-8404. • TU (11/20), 5:30pm - A meeting of the Swain County chapter will be held at the Business Training Center, 45 East Ridge Road, Bryson City. Info: or 888-684-8404. grownC CommUnity meeting • TH (11/15), 1-3pm & 4-6pm GroWNC will host a community meeting about its growth and economic development initiatives in BRCC's Blue Ridge Conference Hall. Free. Info: 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. 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. linColn: the ConstitUtion and the Civil war • Through FR (11/16) - The national touring exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War will be on display in UNCA's Ramsey Library during regular hours. Free. Info: 251-6336. 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 • WEEKDAYS - Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains, a yearlong exhibit about the iconic author of Our Southern Highlanders. n.C. arboretUm Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Programs are free with $8 parking fee. Info: or 665-2492. • Through SU (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. smoky moUntain Chess ClUb • THURSDAYS, 1-4pm - The Smoky Mountain Chess Club invites players of all levels to participate in friendly competition at Blue Ridge Books, 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. Free.

calling all idiots what: Idiotarod 5K shopping-cart race, to benefit the nonprofit of the winner's choice. when: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m. where: Starts at Terpsicorps Dance Studio, 339 Old Lyman St. and ends at The Bywater, 796 Riverside Drive, with a party. $175 per team of four or $35 per person. Info: why: The Asheville Idiotarod (aka Race of Awesome) makes its triumphant return. The event borrows its names from the Alaskan dogsled race (the Iditarod), only instead of sleds, racers use shopping carts, and instead of dog teams, there are teams of fellow “idi-

Info: or 456-6000. soCiety of dowsers • SA (11/17), 1-4pm - The Appalachian Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers will host a lecture with Damaris Drewry titled "Who's Driving Your Bus: Clearing Subconscious Programs that Run the Body" at Unity Center,  2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River. $10/free for members. Info: tweetUp • TU (11/20), 5-7pm - A networking social and TweetUp will be held at Frankie Bones Restaurant and Lounge, 2 Gerber Village. Registration requested by nov. 16. Free. Info: wCU's international edUCation week • TH (11/15), 4:30pm - Former FBI agent Steve Moore will speak

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about his career in WCU's A.K. Hinds University Center as part of International Education Week. The week's activities include film screenings and presentations on Jamaica and Guatemala. Free. Info: or 227-7494. 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. what's the fringe? • WE (11/14), 6pm - The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (January 24-27, 2013) is part of a worldwide movement. Join AFAF staff, fellow fringers and Dr. Xela Batchelder, professor at Drexel University and founder of Fringe University, for a talk and slide show about the culture of fringing. Held at The ARTery, 346

ots” — so called because they're costumed and tied to said carts, which they then navigate through an obstacle course, performing crazy tasks and competing for prizes, like the Richard Simmons and Zoolander awards. So how does the race benefit local causes? The winning team picks a nonprofit to receive 20 percent of the proceeds from the race. The organization could be anything, from a food bank to an arts program to a group that combats poverty. The team that wins the coveted Chuck Norris Award receives the fundraising glory, all while making good-natured fools out of themselves. There will be an afterparty at The Bywater with beer, music and dancing, so you better start practicing the classic shoppingcart dance move now. Photo by Bill Rhodes

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comedy performanCes at diana wortham theatre Located at 2 South Pack Square. Info: or 2574530. • FR (11/16), 8pm - Paula Poundstone, comedian and longtime contestant on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, will perform at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square. $38/$35 in advance. Info: www. or 257-4530. sliCe of life Comedy • SU (11/18), 7pm - Stand-up comedy and booked open mic will include free snacks, drink specials and a raffle for charity. Held at Pulp, below the Orange Peel, 103 Hilliard Ave. $5. Info and booking:

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. BHARATANATYAM CLASSES • ADULT • CHILDREN (pd.) Bharatanatyam is the sacred classical dance form of India. Adult and children's classes now form-

ing. Traditional Kalakshetra Style. • DakshinaNatya Classical Arts. Riverview Station. • Call Tess: (828) 301-0331. Learn more: 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. 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 azealea10@ or Cassie moUntain shag ClUb • TUESDAYS - The Mountain Shag Club meets weekly at The Hangar at the Clarion Inn, 550 Airport Road. Free lessons from 6:30-7pm. Shag DJ from 7-10pm. $5. Info: www. soUthern lights sdC Held at the Whitmire Activity Building, 301 Lily Pond Road, Hendersonville. Info and cost: 6933825. • SA (11/17), 7pm - Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club will host "Autumn Leaves." Advanced dance at 6pm. the magnetiC field 372 Depot St. Info: or 257-4003. • TH (11/15) through SA (11/17) Magnetic Late Night presents Blue Skies Burlesque, featuring neo and classical burlesque dances. Thurs.Sat., 8pm; Fri. & Sat., 10:30pm late show. $15.

eco Carrotmob • TH (11/15), noon-7pm - ECO will host Carrotmob, a chance for the public to support green efforts by supporting local businesses en mass. Held at Jongo Java, 117 South Main St., Hendersonville. 75 percent of profits will go toward energy efficient lighting. Regular restaurant prices apply. Info: www. elisha mitChell aUdUbon soCiety • TU (11/20), 7pm - Local naturalist and educator Carlton Burke will present information on salamanders of WNC and bring live animals to view during this meeting of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society at UNCA's Reuter Center, Room 102. Free. riverlink events Info: or 252-8474. • WE (11/14), 10am & 5pm Volunteer orientation will be held at the RiverLink offices, 170 Lyman St.

• TH (11/15), 11:45am - A RiverLink Bus Tour of the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers will meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. $15. Info and reservations: 252-8474, ext. 11.

festivals asheville holiday parade • SA (11/17), 11am - The Asheville Holiday Parade will feature floats, music, Santa and an appearance by Olympic Silver Medalists Lauren Tamayo and Manteo Mitchell. Held throughout downtown Asheville. Free. Info: Carolina Christmas exhibit • Through WE (1/2) - The Carolina Christmas exhibit will feature fresh trees, ornaments and toys from the Victorian Era at the Smith McDowell House Museum on the A-B Tech campus. Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Sun., noon-4pm. $10/$5 children. Info: or 253-9231. grove arCade winter wonderland • TU (11/20) through WE (1/2) - The Grove Arcade Winter Wonderland will feature decorated trees and holiday displays at 1 Page Ave. Free. Info: or 252-7799. Jinglefest • SA (11/17), 1-4pm - JingleFest will feature music, dancing, acrobats and puppets. Held in Pack Square Park. Free. Info: national gingerbread hoUse Competition • MONDAYS through THURSDAYS (11/20) until (1/2) - The Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave., will display the winners of the National Gingerbread House Competition. No public viewings on major holidays. $10-$15 parking fee. Info: • MONDAYS through SATURDAYS (11/20) until (1/2), 10am-6pm Gingerbread House Competition winners will also be on display at the Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave. Sunday hours: 10am-5pm. Free. Info: thanksgiving natUre hike • TH (11/22), 9am - A moderate, 2-mile Thanksgiving nature hike will focus on birds, animals and plants. Departs from the Catawba River Area office of Lake James State Park, N.C. Highway 126. Free. Info: 584-7728. tryon painters and sCUlptors holiday art show • SA (11/17) through SA (11/22) The Tryon Painters and Sculptors' holiday art show, featuring scarves, earrings, cards, sculpture and more, will be held at 26 Maple St., Tryon. Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: www. • SA (11/17), 5-7pm - Opening reception.

film asheville art mUseUm Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Admission: $8/$7 students and seniors/Free for kids under 4. Info: or 253-3227. • TH (11/15), 7pm - The museum will host a special screening of Joe Fiore/Maine Master, along with a presentation by David Dewey. Held in conjunction with the Fiore/ Drawing exhibit. Free with membership or regular admission. miss representation • TH (11/15), 5:30pm - The National Association of Social Workers will host a screening of Miss Representation, which "challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls," at the Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. $10. Info and registration:

food & beeR Caldwell CUisine • TH (11/15), 6pm - Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute's culinary arts program will present a USO-themed dinner in the college's J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, featuring roasted red pepper soup, glazed ham and apple pie. $21. Info and registration: or 726-2402. foUntainhead bookstore Located at 408 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 697-1870. • WE (11/14), 4:30pm - Chef Sean Ruddy of High Hampton Inn and Country Club will lead a cooking demonstration, followed by a presentation with author John Batchelor. $5. Advance tickets required. history of moUntain brewing • FR (11/16), 6pm - Anne Fitten Glenn will present her book Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing at Asheville Pizza and Brewing, 675 Merrimon Ave. Hosted by Accent on Books. Free. Info: 252-6255.

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holiday Cooking Class • SA (11/17), 10am-noon - Earth Fare, 66 Westgate Parkway, will offer a healthy cooking class focused on holiday favorites. $30/$25 in advance. Info and registration: 299-8657.

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House, Rt. 225 South and Rutledge Road, Flat Rock. Info: 696-4103. • TH (11/15), 10am - The Ikenobo Ikebana Society will host a meeting and demonstration focusing on freestyle arrangements using seasonal materials. Guests are welcome to observe. permaCUltUre design series • THURSDAYS, 5-7pm - A permaculture design series will focus on forest gardens, waste and compost, earthworks, aquaculture and alternative energy systems. Permaculture Design Certification available. Held at Small Terrain, 278 Haywood Ave. $15 per class. Info: regional tailgate markets Markets are listed by day, time and name of market, followed by address. Three dashes indicate the next listing. For more information, including the exact start and end dates of markets, contact the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Info: www.buyappalachian. org or 236-1282. • WEDNESDAYS, 2-6pm - montford farmers market, 36 Montford Ave. --- 2-6pm - french broad food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. --- 2-6pm opportunity house, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. --- 5pmdusk - 'whee farmer's market, 416 Central Drive, Cullowhee. • FRIDAYS, 2-6pm - opportunity house, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. --- 4-7pm leicester tailgate market, 338 Leicester Highway. • SATURDAYS, 7am-noon henderson County tailgate market, 100 N. King St., Hendersonville.--- 8am-noon haywood historic farmer's market, Shelton House Barn, 49 Shelton Street, Waynesville.--- 8am1pm - asheville City market, 161 South Charlotte St. --- 8am-12:30pm - transylvania tailgate market, behind Comporium on the corner of Johnson and Jordan streets, Brevard. --- 8am-noon - north asheville tailgate market, UNCA commuter lot C. --- 8:30am-12:30pm - yancey County farmers market, S. Main Street at US 19E, Burnsville. --- 10am-3pm - leicester tailgate market, 338 Leicester Highway. --- 10am-1pm - grow down home market, 105 Richardson Ave. Black Mountain. --- 10am-2pm - murphy farmers market, downtown Murphy. Info: 837-3400. • SUNDAYS, noon-4pm - marshall's "sundays on the island," Blanahasset Island. • TUESDAYS, 3-6pm - historic marion tailgate market, West Henderson Street at Logan Street, Marion. --- 3:30-6:30pm - west asheville tailgate market, 718 Haywood Road.

kids ashe-bots robotiCs team • THURSDAYS, 7pm - Ashe-Bots is a FIRST Robotics Team and non-

profit STEM-based program for high school students ages 14-18. Group meets weekly at A-B Tech's Dogwood Building. Engineering and tech professionals are invited to mentor participants. Info: or asheville mUsiC sChool aUditions • SATURDAYS, 11:45am - Rehearsals for the AMS Student Jazz Ensemble, intermediate and above, will be held at 126 College St. Students must have some music reading skills. All instruments and voices welcome. Directed by Gary Bradley. Info: 712-7478.

required for children under 9. $3 includes supplies. Info and registration: or 253-9231. yoUtheatre holiday toUr • Through FR (11/16) - Children grades K-12 are invited to join the YouTheatre Holiday Tour. No audition required. Info: or 693-3517.

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. Toll Free # 1-866-8249547.

hands on! This children's museum is located at 318 North Main St., Hendersonville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Programs require $5 admission fee/free for members, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 6978333. • WE (11/14), 11am - Grandma Story Woman. All ages. • TH (11/15) - Critter Craft invites children to make a Christmas mouse finger puppet throughout the day. • TU (11/20), 11am - "Caregiver and Me" class will focus on bringing books to life through acting, art and creative movement. $10/$5 members. --- Draw a turkey throughout the day. Free with admission. • WE (11/21) - Children are invited to create art with animal rubbing plates throughout the day.

asheville CommUnity show Choir • SU (11/18), 6pm - The Asheville Community Show Choir will perform Broadway music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 223 Hillside St. Donations encouraged. Info:

lake James state park N.C. Highway 126. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • TU (11/20), 10am - Wild turkey story time for ages 3-7. Registration requested.

asheville Composers series • TH (11/15), 7:30pm - The Asheville Composers Series will feature UNCA faculty and students performing works by local composers. Held in the university's Lipinsky Hall. $5/students free. Info:

play and learn literaCy program • TUESDAYS through FRIDAYS, 9am - Play and Learn, an eight-week 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: or 350-2904.

asheville symphony orChestra • SA (11/17), 8pm - The Asheville Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 along with works by Bizet and Rachmaninoff, featuring Joyce Yang (piano). $20-$58 with discounts for students. Held at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St. Info: • FR (11/16), 3pm - A symphony talk with music director Daniel Meyer will be held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: or 251-6140.

spellboUnd Children's bookshop 21 Battery Park Ave. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 232-2228. • SATURDAYS, 10:30-11am - Story time for ages 4-7.

an evening of afriCan mUsiC • SU (11/18), 5pm - Christy Clavio (Zimbabwean mbira) and Sean Gaskell (West African kora) will perform "music from ancient traditions thousands of years old" at Dobra Tea, 78 N. Lexington Ave. Info:

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., 10am-noon. Prices vary: 210-9622.

blUe ridge orChestra Info: • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - Open rehearsals for the Blue Ridge Orchestra will be held most Wednesdays in the Manheimer Room of UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Call for confirmation. Info: or 251-6140.

viCtorian Christmas • SA (11/17), 10:30am-noon - The Crafty Historian will present a program about celebrating Christmas in the Victorian style at the Smith McDowell House Museum on the A-B Tech campus. Adult supervision

flat roCk playhoUse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (11/18) - Heartbreak Hotel: A

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Tribute to Elvis Presley will be performed at the downtown playhouse. 8pm. $24. grind Cafe 136 West Union St., Morganton. Info: or 430-4343. • TH (11/15), 7:30pm - Michelle Malone (acoustic guitar and vocals). $10. • FR (11/16), 8pm - The Alligators (blues). $5. Jam session • 3rd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm - An old-time jam session will be held at Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S. 441. Info: kat williams and ben hovey • WE (11/21), 7-9pm - Kat Williams (R&B, jazz, pop) and Ben Hovey (trumpet, electronics) will perform at The Chop House, 22 Woodfin St. Info: www. land of the sky symphoniC band • SU (11/18), 7pm - The Land of the Sky Symphonic Band will perform works by Holst, Leroy Anderson, Duke Ellington and others at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square. $12/$10 students. Info: midtown diCkens • TH (11/15), 8pm - Midtown Dickens (folk) will perform at UNCA's Highsmith University Union Grotto. Free. Info: open miC • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm-midnight The Sly Grog Lounge, 45 S. French Broad Ave., inside The Downtown Market, hosts a weekly open mic for poets, musicians and performers of all types. Info: rhythm and soUnd exploration workshop • TU (11/20), 7-9pm - A rhythm and sound exploration workshop, with percussionist River Guerguerian, will include sound immersion therapy. Bring drums, gongs and a yoga mat or blanket. Held at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. $10. Info: www.ShareTheDrum. com. the el Chapala Jamboree • THURSDAYS, 8-10pm - A weekly talent showcase featuring singersongwriters, poets, comics and a capella sing-offs. 868 Merrimon Ave. Info and booking: (617) 858-6740.

Dribbon swapping stories and sharing music. $5. U.s. air forCe band • TH (11/15), 7pm - The U.S. Air Force Band will perform in Caldwell Community College's J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. Free. Info: 726-2407. wCU perCUssion ensemble • MO (11/19), 7:30pm - The WCU Percussion Ensemble will perform in the university's Coulter Building. Free. Info: 227-7242. west asheville CommUnity ChorUs • SA (11/17), 7pm - Suzannah Park and Nathan Morrison will lead the WACC in traditional a cappella songs from America, South Africa, the Balkans and the Caucus Republic of Georgia during a performance at St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St. $5-$10 suggested donation/children free. Info: 258-0675, morrisonpark@ of www.suzannahpark. com. wind ensemble ConCert • SU (11/18), 4pm - UNCA's wind ensemble and symphony orchestra will perform in Lipinsky Auditorium. $5/students free. Info:

oUtdooRs friends of the smokies • TH (11/15) - Friends of the Smokies will host a moderate 6.2mile hike along the Smokemont Loop Trail. Departs from Asheville at 8:30am, Maggie Valley at 9am and Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 9:45am. $35. Info and location: or 452-0720.

paRenting breastfeeding CliniC for spanish speakers • TH (11/15), 6pm - All Spanish speaking mothers are invited to this free clinic for tips on troublesome breastfeeding issues and solutions to overcome them. Held at the office of Dr. Kelly Thompson, 2605 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville. Info: http://

the krUger brothers • SA (11/17), 8pm - The Kruger Brothers (acoustic) will perform at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 N. Pack Square. $30/$25 students/$15 children. Info: or 257-4530.

foster/adopt fall festival • SA (11/17), 1-4pm - The WNC Foster/Adopt Fall Festival will feature snacks, crafts, face painting and an opportunity to learn about foster parenting. Held at AshevilleBiltmore DoubleTree Hotel, 115 Hendersonville Road. Free. Info: familiesforkids@buncombecounty. org or 250-5868.

the magnetiC field 372 Depot St. Info: or 257-4003. • WE (11/14), 8pm - The Magnetic Song Series will feature Jon Stickley, Nikki Talley and Dave

mama-time • MONDAYS, 12:30pm - This postpartum group meets weekly at the Treehouse Cafe, 1020 Merrimon Ave. Info: sarah4thtrimester@yahoo. com.

pUblic lectURes pUbliC leCtUres & events at UnCa Events are free unless otherwise noted. • WE (11/14), 8pm - Former FBI agent Steve Moore will present his book Special Agent Man: My Life in the FBI in Highsmith University Union's Alumni Hall. Info: www. • TH (11/15), 7pm - “New Voyages to Carolina,” with William Ferris, professor of history at UNC Chapel Hill. Held in the Reuter Center. Info: or 251-6140. --6pm - A Cherokee language demonstration will be held in Highsmith University Union's Intercultural Center. Free. Info: 251-6585. • FR (11/16), 11:25am - "WW II and the Holocaust,” with Teddy Uldricks, professor of history. Held in Lipinsky Auditorium: Info: humanities.unca. edu or 251-6808.

senioRs mediCare Update Classes • Through TU (11/20) - The Council on Aging will offer Medicare update classes at various local libraries. Info, registration and locations: 277-8288.

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, 5:00-6:15 252-0538. indian ClassiCal danCe (pd.) Is both prayer and an invocation of the highest divinity. Learn the dance the Natya Shastra called "the highest form of yoga" Bharatanatyam. Call Tess: 301-0331. 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. 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. Join Us to welCome baCk bill torvUnd at JUbilee! (pd.) Sunday, November 18th, 2 – 6 pm. The Radiant Over Soul and

Its Attunement to Cosmic Light Workshop; Cost: $50 and includes 2-hour (free) follow-up practicum on 11/25 (4 - 6 pm) for all 11/18 participants. Workshop highlights include: The Vajrasattva mantra designed to attune to the most primordial universal light frequencies. Attunements to the chakras and nadic systems as well as understanding of the openings to the ascension portals empowered through activation of cosmic vital energy throughout the body. Contact Tracy re: workshop and/or healing sessions: 828-2154716 or asheville insight meditation (pd.) Practice/learn mindfulness meditation and ramp up your spiritual practice in a supportive group environment. We practice Insight Meditation, also known as: Vipassana, or Mindfulness Meditation, which cultivates a happier, more peaceful, and focused mind. Our caring community environment provides added support and joy to one's spiritual awakening processes. Open to adults. By donation. Tuesdays, 7pm8:30pm. Sundays, 10am-11:30pm. Meditation, Dhamma talk, and discussion. 29 Ravenscroft Dr., Suite 200, Asheville, NC. Info/directions: (828) 808-4444, asheville insight meditation (pd.) Free introduction to Insight or Mindfulness meditation. Thursday, Nov 8 & Thursday Nov 22, 2012. 7pm. Asheville Insight Meditation, Suite 200, 29 Ravenscroft Dr, (828) 808-4444, www.ashevillemeditation. com 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: madhyanandi@gmail. com or bentinho massaro • TUESDAYS, 7:30-9pm & SATURDAYS, 2-4pm - Bentinho Massaro will present a satsang meeting at One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave., Suite 3A. $15-$20 donation. Info: Center for spiritUal living asheville A Science of Mind, Religious Science, New Thought Center. 2 Science of Mind Way. Info: www. or 231-7638. • TH (11/15), 7-9pm - Embracing the Global Heart will screen Visions of a Universal Humanity, a film by Barbara Marx Hubbard. By donation. CommUniCating with yoUr higher self • TU (11/20), 11am-1pm "Communicating with Your Higher Self" will teach participants how to dowse words and phrases to converse with your higher self. Held at 101 Patton Ave. Bring a lunch.

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eight steps to a happy life • SUNDAYS, 7pm - "Learning to grow a kind heart is the quickest road to happiness." Each class includes guided meditation, a talk and group discussion. Held at Montford Books and More, 31 Montford Ave. $8/$5 students and seniors. Info: meditationinasheville@, 668-2241 or

Unity ChUrCh of asheville Located at 130 Shelburne Road. Info: or 252-5010. • SU (11/18), 11am - Therapist Mary Margaret Camalo will speak about soul renaissance. • SUNDAYS, 11am - Spiritual celebration service. --- 12:30-2pm - A Course in Miracles study group. • TUESDAYS, 2-4pm - Edgar Cayce study group.

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. fUndamentals of bUddhism • MONDAYS, 7:30pm - The Karma Kagyu Study Group of Asheville hosts an introduction to the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism at the Flatiron Building, 20 Battery Park Ave., Room 309. Info: mystiCal meditations • 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: past lives and karmiC lessons • SU (11/18), 11am-noon - Past Lives and Karmic Lessons. "Have we lived before, and if so, why? Join this illuminating discussion and discover keys to a life of greater love, wisdom and freedom." Held at Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Free. Info: or 254-6775. satsang with praJna ana • 3rd THURSDAYS, 7:30pm - "In satsang we explore our true nature, that which is love — constant and unchanging. The meeting may take form as a silent sitting, guided meditation or a talk and self-exploration to take a closer look at meaningful topics." $15 suggested donation; no one turned away. Info and location: shambhala meditation Center of asheville 19 Westwood Place. Visitors welcome; donations accepted. Info: • THURSDAYS, 6pm - Shambhala Meditation Center of Asheville offers group sitting meditation, followed by Dharma reading and discussion at 7pm. Free. the alChemy of Zen • SA (11/17), 9:45am-3:30pm Author and zen teacher David Loy joins Windhorse Zen Community and Urban Dharma for a workshop exploring "root causes and deep solutions to contemporary social and

spoken & wRitten woRd 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: or 669-0930. • FR (11/16), noon - The Brown Bag and Books Lunchtime Poetry Series will feature five area poets from the Great Smokies Writing Program. Bring a bag lunch. Free; donations accepted. bUnCombe CoUnty pUbliC libraries library abbreviations - All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Each Library event is marked by the following location abbreviations: n bm = Black Mountain Library (105 N. Dougherty St., 250-4756) n fv = Fairview Library (1 Taylor Road, 250-6484) n na = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 250-4752) n ss = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 2506488) n sw = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 250-6486) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • TU (11/13) through SA (11/17) The Hunger Games marathon will include discussions and screenings of the film at various libraries. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to MANNA FoodBank. Info and schedule: www.buncombecounty. org/library or 250-4711. • TH (11/15), 2:30pm - Book club: Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar. ss --- 7pm - Book club: Still Alice by Lisa Genova. fv • TU (11/20), 2pm - Book club: Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. na --- 7pm - Mystery book club: Cat Laughing by Shirley R. Murphy. bm • WE (11/21), 6pm - Knitting group. sw City lights bookstore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • TH (11/15), 10:30am - Coffee with the Poet, featuring Rose McLarney.

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• FR (11/16), 6:30pm - Terry Roberts will present his book A Short Time to Stay Here. events at montford books and more 31 Montford Ave. Info: or 285-8805. • SA (11/17), 3pm - Tawney Sankey will present her new novel Raising Indigo. from the pages of fred Chappell • TH (11/15), 7:30pm - WCU's English department will host a performance of Look Back the Maytime Days: From the Pages of Fred Chappell, featuring the prose and poetry of the former North Carolina poet laureate. Held in the university's Coulter Building. Free. Info: 227-7264. 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 Info and location: 785-2828. malaprop's bookstore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (11/14), 7pm - Marc Fitten will present his novel Elza's Kitchen. • TH (11/15), 7pm - Mark Powell will present his book The Dark Corner. --- 7pm - Stitch 'n' Bitch. • FR (11/16), 7pm - Zen teacher David Loy will present his books The World is Made of Stories and The Great Awakening. • SA (11/17), 7pm - A Southern cookbook event will feature authors Fred Thompson, Debbie Moose and Kathleen Purvis. • SU (11/18), 3pm - "Writers at Home" will feature Catherine Reid and Nancy Dew Taylor. • TU (11/20), 7pm - Comix Club: Sandman: Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman. romanCe book ClUb • TU (11/20), 7pm - The All Romance All the Time book club will meet at Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave. Free. Title will be announced at tellabration!  • SU (11/18), 3pm - Tellabration! will celebrate the "age-old art of storytelling" at the Folk Art Center, MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. $7. Info: www.southernhighlandguild. org. the strivers row poetry show • WE (11/14), 7:30pm - The Strivers Row Poetry Show will be presented in WCU's Bardo Performing Arts Center. Ages 16 and up. $5. Info: transylvania writers' allianCe • 1st & 3rd TUESDAYS, 3-5pm The Transylvania Writers' Alliance

meets at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St., Brevard. $10 yearly/three months free for new members. Info: or 884-5669.

spoRts 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: or 250-4260. blUe ridge rollergirls Asheville's all-female, flat-track roller derby league. Info: • SA (11/17), 5pm - Blue Ridge Rollergirls All Stars vs. Tallahassee A-Team --- 7pm - Blue Ridge Rollergirls French Broads vs. Sumter Fly Girls. Both events will be held at the N.C. Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. $12/$10 in advance/children 12 and under free. Info: fitness Class • MONDAYS, 5:30-6:45pm Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts will host a fitness class including P90X, Insanity, the Asylum, Turbo Fire fitness programs and more. Held at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver St. Free. Info: 350-2058. piCkleball • MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9-11am - Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts will offer pickleball games at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver St.  $1 per day. Info: 350-2058. tUrkey trot • TH (11/22), 9:15am - The Turkey Trot 5K and Wobble Gobble Fun Run will depart from Biltmore Square Mall, 800 Brevard Road. $25 in advance/$10 fun run. Info: www.

theateR 1940's radio hoUr • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (11/18) - Tryon Little Theatre presents 1940's Radio Hour, "full of '40s music, dancing and old-time sound effects." Directed by Donna Orzano. Thurs.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. 516 South Trade St., Tryon. $20/$15 students 18 and under. Info: 859-2466 or altamont theatre Company Located at 18 Church St., downtown Asheville. Info: or 274-8070. • SA (11/17) & SU (11/18) Asheville Youth Mission's Many Voices presents Not Alone, an original production by teens that

depicts the life of youth through comedy, drama, music and step dance. A conversation with the cast will follow the show. Sat., 3:30pm; Sun., 3:30 & 7pm. $10. asheville CommUnity theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (11/25) - Naughty But Nice!, an "intimate cabaret revue that takes us to the inner circles of New York, Paris, London and Cannes." Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm. Additional performance Sun., Nov. 25 at 2:30pm. $25. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/2) - Inspecting Carol, "a laugh-aminute ride through the last days of rehearsal before what may be one theatre’s last opening night." Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. No performance nov. 23. $22/$19 seniors and students/$12 children. brevard College theater department • TH (11/15) through SU (11/18) Brevard College will present Sylvia, the story of a couple that adopts a stray dog, in the college's Porter Center. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $5. Info: productions. different strokes! performing arts ColleCtive • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (11/17) - Romeo Loves Juliet, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's classic love story, will be performed by Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective at the BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St. 7:30pm. $18/$15 students and seniors; $15/$12 students and seniors in advance. Info: flat roCk playhoUse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (11/18) - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, "a gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance." Performed on the Mainstage. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $35/discounts for seniors, students, AAA members and military. hendersonville little theatre 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. Info: 692-1082 or www.hendersonvillelittletheatre. org. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (11/18) - The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams' classic drama about a "faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment

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with her children." Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $20/$10 under 18. or 398-7761.

parkway playhoUse yoUth troUpe • FR (11/16) & SA (11/17) Parkway Playhouse's youth troupe presents The Pirates of Penzance, the story of a "young man who has been accidentally apprenticed to a group of pirates by his wellmeaning governess." Performed at Mountain Heritage High School, 333 Mountain Heritage High School Road, Burnsville. 7:30pm. $5-$10. Info: or 682-4285.

asheville area arts CoUnCil • The Asheville Area Arts Council seeks volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks. Complete a volunteer form at www.ashevillearts. com or stop by the ARTery, 346 Depot St.

readers' theater • TH (11/15), 6pm - Local actors will read a script version of Thomas Wolfe’s The Child by Tiger, which depicts "gripping events that surrounded the 1906 Will Harris murders in downtown Asheville." Visitors are invited to sit in on the performance. Held at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Visitor Center, 52 N. Market St. $5. Info: the JUngle book kids • TH (11/15) & FR (11/16), 6:30pm - Ira B. Jones Elementary presents a stage production of The Jungle Book Kids in the school's Jones Auditorium, 544 Kimberly Ave. $5/$3 students. Info: sail2agc@ the lives of animals • FR (11/16) through SU (11/18), 8pm - The Lives of Animals, a devised performance piece (ensemble-created) inspired by the book by J.M. Coetzee, will be performed at Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road. $12/$10 advance. Info: or 252-2505. the marshmallow family CirCUs • WE (11/21) & FR (11/23), 8pm Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road, hosts Gypsy Geoff. The performance will include "high-end technical circus acts, puppetry with marionettes and audience participation." $10/$20 for entire family. Info: www.toyboatcommunityartspace. com. theatre UnCa • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (11/17) - The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s comic farce about Victorian marriage, will be performed in UNCA's Carol Belk Theatre. 7:30pm. $10/$5 students. Info: or 232-6610.

volUnteeRing a-b teCh • A-B Tech seeks volunteers for student services, academic success programs and its writing center. Opportunities available at the Asheville and Enka campuses. Info:

asheville CommUnity theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • MO (11/19), 6:30pm - Volunteer orientation. asheville holiday parade • Through (11/17) - The Asheville Holiday Parade and Jinglefest seek volunteers for a variety of tasks including traffic control, games and more. Info: 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. or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks men and women to mentor one hour a week in schools and afterschool sites. Volunteers age 18 and older are also needed to share outings in the community twice a month with youth from singleparent homes. Activities are free or low-cost, such as sports, local attractions, etc. Info: 253-1470, or attend an optional information session nov. 8 or 28 at noon, United Way building, 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 seeks volunteers for its learning centers and after school program for elementary school children living in public and low income housing. Mon.Thurs., 2:30-5:30pm. Volunteer for one hour a week and change the life of a local child. Info: 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: 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: or 210-9377. hands on ashevillebUnCombe Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • TU (11/20), 4-6pm - Fair-Trade Stock-Up: Assist with unpacking and pricing merchandise for Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair-trade retail store that sells handcrafted items made by artisans in more than 30 developing countries. holiday giving tree • Through FR (12/14) - Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Road, will accept new books valued at $10 or more for its Holiday Giving Tree program. Books will be distributed to local children in need. Info: 250-6484. literaCy CoUnCil of bUnCombe CoUnty Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: 2543442, ext. 205. • Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and English as a second language. No prior tutoring experience required. Tutors will receive 15 hours of training as well as ongoing support from certified professionals. Info:   motherlove mentor • The YWCA MotherLove program seeks volunteers to provide support and encouragement to teen mothers. A commitment of eight hours per month required. Info: 254-7206. partners Unlimited • Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: partnersunlimited@ or 281-2800. proJeCt linUs • Project Linus, a volunteer group which provides handmade blankets to children in crisis, seeks new members. Info: 645-8800. the rathbUn Center • The Rathbun Center, a nonprofit corporation which provides free lodging for patients or their caregivers staying in Asheville for medical treatment, seeks volunteers to support and register guests. Info: or 251-0595. 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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bin deep: Like many entrepreneurs, Danny Keaton started small, building his waste-hauling business one bin at a time and finding his niche — compostable food waste. Photo by Derek Keaton It was immediately clear that this was not a sustainable situation. So on land leased from the city of Asheville, Keaton created his own in-vessel composting facility. He says it’s the only one within 100 miles of town that accepts food waste. “At the time, that transition was a huge challenge. But looking back, we’re definitely in a better position now than we were before.” Today, Danny’s Dumpster serves about 80 businesses, hospitals, schools and — mostly — restaurants “The Asheville-area restaurants have really embraced what we’re doing,” he says. The company also handles garbage, recycling and compostable collection for about 50 events and festivals throughout the year. It’s a fantastic example of local businesses working together for the common good. As a result, Keaton gets calls from communities all over the country that want to learn how to do what he’s doing. “We didn’t invent the concept of hauling food waste. But most companies that do it are very large and have the ability to buy fancy equipment. We just have a few pick-up trucks and trailers, so I think what’s attractive about our model is the idea that anyone can do this,” he says.

Of course, that’s not to say that everyone would want to do this type of work. As Keaton explains, “It’s not pretty. It’s not easy. On cold, rainy days like today, it’s hard. My feet are wet and my clothes are covered in mud and who-knows-what. But to see the impact that we have on the community, to hear the positive feedback from our clients, to know that I’m supporting my employees — that definitely fuels me to keep going.” To learn more about Danny’s Dumpster services, or to purchase compost for your farm or garden, visit or call 380-9094.

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Once again, the “extra hour” of daylight savings time is here. What will you do with your extra time? Some suggestions: • Complete a nonrepresentational LEGO masterpiece.

• Take up the violin. 59 horrible minutes later, put down the violin. • Make 20 perfect 3-minute eggs.

• Put in 1/10,000th of the time you will need to master something. • Take the most expensive and gratifying hot shower of all time.

• Take the most tortuous and guiltridden cold shower of all time (hair shirt optional). • PBS NewsHour and/or nap.

• Contemplate time as an illusory byproduct of the curvature in space (astrophysicists only).

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Exclusive: A revealing look at the rough draft of Patsy Keever’s post-election message to supporters Dear supporters, What the f@#$? I mean, what the G&^%$(^%d f*&^ just happened? There I am, at Patsy Keever campaign headquarters, watching the returns come in, and one question kept springing to my mind: What The F&$%? I wish each and every one of you had worked harder on my campaign here in the 10th Congressional District, seriously. I’m just speaking from the heart here, but there’s just no way you were productively working toward my victory while riding the Patsy Keever campaign volunteer clock. Sure, Buncombe County voted two-toone in my favor. Why not three-to-one? Why not nine-to-one? I’ll tell you why: you. You. You. You made the difference in this campaign, and I lost. And for those of you on the grassroots level whose donations of $100 or less I so, so counted on: Gee, thanks. Wowwee. A tenner! Oh, you shouldn’t have. That’s just the amount I happen to need to come in second place in this little election thing I just did. I was being sarcastic when I eblasted you about small donations — read between the f#$$@#$ lines. My opponent was able to raise s*&^tons of money, so thanks everyone for your paltry donations. His supporters have good jobs, I suppose, and, unlike my supporters, give a f*&^ about winning. For real, just looking over my donations ledger here, are all of you on fixed incomes? This really is becoming an entitlement society. Holy f#$(@&# s#$%. The organization we built together needs to be torn down ASAP and sold for scrap. If you are reading this and you are in my campaign offices, get the f*$& out right now. Right f*&^ing now, I’m serious. I’ll be there five minutes after I hit “Send” on this email, and I have had it with all of y’all’s dumb#&$% bull@#$%. Our goal was to “move beyond the failed politics of the past” and now my campaign can technically be considered a

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portion of the failed politics of the past, you dumbf$%#s. You set my a@# up for that s#!%, didn’t you? Judging by a long, sober look at my campaign volunteers. my message of Putting People First was a recipe for failure. I should have put PACs first. Maybe I should have specified exactly which people I wanted to put first, starting with myself, white Independents, and campaign workers who have what it takes to win. Some of you put Patsy Keever signs up in your yard and nothing more. We had Keever hoodies, bumper stickers, and novelty thongs too, you know. Imagine the investigator’s shock when he’s solving your murder and the murder weapon — a Patsy Keever campaign yard sign — turns out to be covered in Patsy Keever’s DNA! You never were the reason I sought this congressional seat, and now I see why. Why don’t you peel that Patsy Keever campaign shirt off your body and go kiss Patrick McHenry’s white a(* because that’s the payoff for your sad-a&^ efforts on my behalf. It’s been a long, hard campaign, and I’m feeling a little tired as I write this. Nonetheless, thanks for nothing and God Bless Go F(*& Yourselves, Patsy “ASDFASDF” Keever

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Signs it will be a harsh winter In a surprise move, NCDOT has elected to remove many of the helpful informational signs that dot our roads and highways, replacing them with a simple, white rectangle with black type, reading: “It will be a harsh winter.” DOT operations executive Greg Farley describes the move as “a real time-waster. I came up with it that time I was baked. OK, one of those times.” Having fallen asleep during a 1940s-era cartoon featuring an industrious, hoarding ant and a ne’er-do-well musician grasshopper, Farley formulated his idea to make an expensive, nonspecific statement about work, hoarding, make-work projects, and signs. “Do this, don’t do that. Can’t you read the signs?” Farley opined/ plagiarized. As the “harsh winter” signs would be permanent, no responsible meteorologist or climate scientist would endorse the project, the notion, or even the idea of producing administrative policy while under the influence of hallucinogens. Additionally, some users of hallucinogens have come forth to complain that the signs are harshing their mellow. Officials at the local level have quietly acquiesced to the project, with little or no push-back. “I personally feel the idea of stopping at a stop sign at the intersection of Main and 3rd or merging with traffic on Interstate 40 should take precedence over a fictional caveat about every upcoming winter being harsh,” admitted one local mayor, who wished to remain anonymous, “but I’d rather have a steamroller run over my physical balls than contest the powers that be, when it comes to highway funds.” So, get ready for a harsh winter North Carolina; whether it’s coming or not.

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• doctors Just Want to Have Fun: (1) Navy medical examiner Dr. Mark Shelly was notified of disciplinary action in July after admitting that he let his children handle (and pose for photos with) a brain he was transporting to Portsmouth, Va., for autopsy. (2) A Swedish doctor allowed a 15-year-old student working at Malmo University Hospital on a “practical work-life” internship to examine a patient vaginally and make part of the incision for a C-section. After reading about the program, one alarmed cesarean patient alerted news media. • Many visitors to San Francisco’s historic Castro neighborhood are shocked by the extensive street nudism (virtually all by males). It’s illegal only if the display is “lewd and lascivious” (i.e. intended to arouse), but a September report in SF Weekly suggests that calling any attention at all to the genitals, such as by rings worn around the scrotum, could suggest lewdness.

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bRight ideas Way Too Many Apps: (1) The Swiss company Blacksocks offers an iPhone app that utilizes radio-frequency-identification chips inserted into socks so they can be automatically sorted. (2) The iPoo app, Wired magazine reported in November, “lets you chat with your fellow defecators from the comfort of your own toilet.”

latest ReligioUs messages • The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an insane person can’t be executed, no matter how heinous the crime, because he couldn’t understand why he was being killed. Nonetheless, Florida Judge David Glant has ordered John Ferguson, 64, executed for a 1978 multiple-murder conviction, despite opinions from 30 doctors saying Ferguson is an insane paranoid schizophrenic. Ferguson’s belief in a Jesus-like resurrection and a glorious

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Chutzpah! Randy Adams, the former Bell, Calif., police chief, resigned in disgrace after prosecutors charged eight other city officials with looting the municipal budget. Adams had been recruited by the alleged miscreants (at a sweetheart salary twice what he’d made as police chief for the much larger Glendale), and his resignation left him with a $240,000-a-year state pension. Not content with that, however, Adams immediately appealed, claiming that his one inexplicably lucrative year in Bell had upped his annual pension to $510,000. Pleading his case to the state pension panel in September, Adams invoked his right not to incriminate himself 20 times.


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afterlife, said Glant, is not “so significantly different from beliefs other Christians may hold so as to consider it a sign of insanity.” • spare the Rod: Former Arkansas state legislator Charlie Fuqua is running again after a 14-year absence from elective office. In the interim, the Arkansas Times reported in October, he wrote a book, God’s Law: The Only Political Solution, reminding Christians that they could put their super-rebellious children to death as long as proper procedure (set out in Deuteronomy 21:18-21) was followed. “Even though this would rarely be used,” Fuqua wrote, “if it were the law of the land ... it would be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents.” X

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changing the woRld 40 days at a time by Jill winsby-fein About 15 people gathered at the Asheville Yoga Center on Nov. 4 to begin a free 40-day meditation program. Seated on a folded blanket at the center of the semicircle, Vinyasa yoga instructor Izzy shurte described the practice the group would be undertaking‚ an ancient compassion meditation called Tonglen. “Often, meditation practices are focused only on breath, which can seem dry,� Shurte said later. “Because Tonglen focuses on emotions, it’s a natural place to develop a meditation practice.� Shurte then guided the group through a short meditation they could use as a model for their own practice over the next 40 days. She closed by offering a “mantra� (a repeated phrase used to aid concentration). Also in attendance was sierra Hollister, a Kundalini yoga instructor at the Asheville Yoga Center who came up with the idea of offering the free meditations. She led the first one‚ on the Hindu god Ganesha‚ in March of last year. “After the initial 40 days,� remembers Hollister, “it was amazing and clear that we needed to keep going.� The Tonglen meditation is the fifth one offered; each has been led by a different teacher. Varying widely, these practices may include a mantra, a “mudra� (special hand position) or neither. The practice of group meditation has roots in yogic and Buddhist traditions reaching back thousands of years. Coming together in “sadhana� is said to help the community develop harmony, strength and a shared aura. The collective energy, it’s believed, magnifies the practice’s impact. Meditation was originally an essential component of yoga: One developed the body so it would be strong and healthy enough to sit in meditation. “I’m passionate about keeping meditation as a part of yoga,� says Shurte. “It’s important to keep the whole practice together.� And while some might find the idea of meditation daunting, notes Hollister, “Anybody can sit and meditate, and it’s always free — no strings attached.� Asheville Yoga Center owners stephanie and sonny Keach provide the space, teachers, fliers and outreach for the free program, and the instructors donate their time to make meditation available to everyone. After the introductory session, participants begin their individual 40-day practice, receiving support and emails from the teacher throughout. Those unable to attend the introduction are invited to join when they can.

let us meditate: Coming together in “sadhana� is said to help the community develop harmony, strength and a shared aura. With that in mind, Asheville Yoga Center encourages pursuing 40 days of meditation. (Pictured, teacher Izzy Shurte). Photo by Amy Kalyn Sims.

Forty days, explains Hollister, “is the magic number in a lot of traditions. It’s how long it takes for you to experience change.� For Anne Roberts, who’s participated in all of the previous meditations in the series, the sense of connection has been key. “I had tried meditation before without much success,� she reports. “I started coming to the community meditations, and I found the group instruction was a great way to start. I’ve stuck with it ever since.� Asheville native Martha skinner, who’s taken part in two of the previous meditations, notes the challenge of carving out time for meditation. “At one point,� she says, “the woman I commute with and I decided we would stop the

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car on the side of the highway to meditate.” Research has shown that meditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety and depression, and result in overall improved health. And over the course of the previous meditations, says Hollister, “People really got their feet under them.” At the very least, Shurte hopes that through the Tonglen meditation, “People might be able to be a little more gentle with themselves, so that they might be gentle with others.” X

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ameriCan CanCer soCiety stUdy • WE (11/7) through SA (11/17) - The American Cancer Society seeks men and women ages 30-65 who have not been diagnosed with cancer for a preventative study. Info and registration: or cps3@cancer org. be healthy ClUb • SATURDAYS, noon-2pm - It's Natural, 70 S. Market St. (below the French Broad Coop) hosts weekly meetings to discuss eating healthy, weight loss, detoxing, fasting, exercise, natural living and more. Free. Info: disordered eating in Children and adolesCents • TU (11/20), 7pm - A presentation on the challenges of diagnosing and treating disordered eating in children and adolescents will be held at Malaprop's, 55 Haywood St. Free. Info: or 254-6734. eat smart, move more • TUESDAYS through (12/11), noon-1pm - "Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less," a 15-week weight management class, will focus on practical skills to lose pounds or maintain a healthy weight. Held at Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center, 94 Coxe Ave. $25 includes materials. Info and registration: 255-5522. free and low-Cost health sCreenings • TH (11/15), 8-11am - Park Ridge Health will offer free lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screenings, at Pine Park Retirement Center, 2601 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville. • MO (11/19), 10am-1pm - Park Ridge Health will offer free bone density screenings for osteoporosis at the Hendersonville Ingles,

1705 Brevard Road. Please wear shoes and socks that are easy to slip off. No appointment required. PSA blood tests for men 50 years of age or older — 40 if father or brother had prostate cancer — will be offered for $10. • TH (11/20), 8-11am - Park Ridge Health will offer free lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screenings, at CVS, 3450 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher. • WE (11/21), noon-3pm - Park Ridge Health will offer free bone density screenings for osteoporosis at Rite Aid, 640 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville. Please wear shoes and socks that are easy to slip off. No appointment required. healthy heart health edUCation • 3rd WEDNESDAYS, 11am - The Asheville Compounding Pharmacy, 760 Merrimon Ave., offers free Healthy Heart Health Education classes monthly. Info: 255-8757. healthy holiday eating tips • WE (11/14), noon - "Healthy Holiday Eating Tips," a lunch and learn event. Presented by the YWCA, 185 S. French Broad Ave. Drinks provided. Free. Info: 254-7206 ext. 212 or help for families Coping with dementia • TH (11/15), 5:30-7:30pm - A family education workshop on dementia will be presented by Home Instead Senior Care at Land-of-Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Highway. Free. Info: 274-4406. living healthy with diabetes • SATURDAYS through (12/15), 3-5:30pm Find balance with diabetes through this selfmanagement program. Open to people with diabetes and their caregivers. $30 for six-week session. Held at Asheville Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church, 238 South French Broad Ave. Registration required. Donations benefit the Asheville Buncombe Institute for Parity Achievement. Info: 251-8364. memory Cafe • 1st MONDAYS, 1st WEDNESDAYS, 3rd SATURDAYS, 3rd THURSDAYS - Memory Cafe invites those with memory challenges and their caregivers, family and friends to socialize in a safe and supportive environment. Free. Info

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Road. Info: 298-4022. release fear workshop • TH (11/15), 1pm - "Learn to release psychological fears that block the ability to live the life you desire, freeing one to solve problems rather than cope with fear." Held at Crystal Visions Bookstore, 5426 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. Facilitator: Georganne Spruce. $15. Info: 298-1483. smoking Cessation CoUrse • WEDNESDAYS through (11/14), 10:30am - Park Ridge Health presents this eightweek course, designed by the American Lung Association, at Health Adventure in Biltmore Square Mall, 800 Brevard Road, Suite 620. Participants receive an ALA

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by Maggie Cramer Galen Menzel and Carmen Lescher’s farm has gone to the birds — 200 turkeys, to be exact, in addition to the laying hens and broiler chickens that can be found at Which Came First Farm year-round. “Turkeys are just really fun to raise,” says Menzel. “They’re really curious and will interact with you; they have a much more interesting personality than chickens generally.” This is the second year Menzel and Lescher will raise turkeys for Thanksgiving. Impressively, it’s also Which Came First Farm’s second year in operation. “I was a computer programmer and had become disenchanted with the lifestyle for a lot of different reasons,” Menzel says. So he set about to change his life. Specifically, he trained at well-known Polyface Farms in Virginia under Joel Salatin (Salatin and his farm are featured in Michael Pollan’s groundbreaking food study The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the documentary Food, Inc.). “I didn’t know necessarily that it would be something I would like to do, but it seemed like it would address some of the issues I had with my programming position,” he says — namely, sitting down all day with little connection to the outside world. It did. Menzel continued in agriculture, next interning at Earthaven Ecovillage

outside of Asheville, where Lescher was getting her first introduction to small-scale farming. “I’d been wanting to homestead since I can remember; I wanted to create a more sustainable life for myself, ” Lescher says. “Then I met Galen, and the idea of starting a small poultry farm that could lead to us having a homestead and supporting ourselves from a land-based income stream was really exciting.” The duo set off to make careers in farming, and after considering Washington state, California and Texas, they decided to stay here. “The climate is wonderful, and there is a lot of support for small farmers from ASAP and other organizations,” Lescher says. Of course, they also set out to implement the Polyface model. “The model means that everything we do is pastureraised and rotationally raised; our animals are outside on pasture and moved frequently,” Menzel says. “That has the double benefit of allowing our birds [turkeys and chickens] fresh grass and bugs to eat constantly, and of spreading the manure and the impact of the animals out on the pasture.” The approach also has the benefit of improved taste, according to Menzel. “When an animal is eating living food, there’s something in it you can’t put in a bag,” he says. “That’s going to lead not only to a healthier bird, but a better-tasting bird.”

Bird to your mother: “When an animal is eating living food, there’s something in it you can’t put in a bag,” says Galen Menzel.

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of a feather: “Turkeys are just really fun to raise,” says Menzel. “They’re really curious and will interact with you.”

But there’s more that goes into getting their turkeys to your Thanksgiving table than letting them forage for the good stuff. Like what, you ask? We were hoping you would. First week of August: The turkey poults (very young turkeys) arrive at Which Came First Farm. “We raise them in a brooder (think an incubator) with our broilers. The chicken chicks help the turkey poults find food and water. Turkey poults can die easily because they have difficulty finding food, but with the chickens around to help them, we’ve found the survival rate is much higher,” Menzel explains. Late-August/early-September: After about three weeks in the brooder, they move into a passive solarheated greenhouse until they’re large enough to stay put and not slip through the electric netting the couple uses in their pasture. Mid-September through earlyNovember: The six-month-old turkeys head out to pasture. But they don’t stay put. “Every three days we give them a new paddock,” says Menzel, adhering to the Polyface rotational model. In the pasture, they can eat grass and bugs, as well as normal feed and turkey grit for a balanced diet (common grit sources include pulverized granite, limestone or oyster shells). According to Menzel,

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their turkeys eat upward of 30 pounds of crushed pea-gravel grit a day. Just before Thanksgiving: Once the turkeys are about 16 weeks old, they “take a trip” to the processing plant in Marion. The turkeys will be offered fresh and available for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the French Broad Food Co-op. Menzel and Lescher plan for the turkeys to be in the 12-22 pound range, but they can’t guarantee a specific size. A $25 deposit is required to reserve a bird, and turkeys are $4.50 a pound. You can request a small, medium or large bird, and they will do the best to accommodate you. While the couple has a soft spot in their hearts for raising birds — and will do so indefinitely, they say — they do plan to count cattle and pigs among their farm residents at some point in the next few years. Once Thanksgiving has passed, they’ll focus on moving the operation closer to Asheville, from Lake Lure to Old Fort. At press time, Which Came First still had turkeys available for purchase. To reach the farm, call 625-3402 or email Find the farm’s products on the menu of Table in downtown Asheville and at the French Broad Food Co-op. Maggie Cramer is ASAP’s communications manager; she can be reached at maggie@ or 236-1282, ext. 113.

Where to get yours The following farms offer Thanksgiving turkeys in high volume this year, but remember: turkeys sell out fast. Before planning your meal around a local bird, contact each farm to find out what they have available and place your order.

Market (all continuing through this month; Asheville City Market and North Asheville Tailgate Market will both host holiday markets and Asheville City Market will move indoors in January to continue operating throughout the winter).

Balsam Gardens (sylva): Call 713-0450, email or order online at Also find Balsam Gardens at Jackson County Farmers Market and Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market (both continuing indoors this fall/winter).

hickory nut Gap farm: Call 628-1027 or email office@ Also find Hickory Nut Gap at Asheville City Market, North Asheville Tailgate Market and West Asheville Tailgate Market (which continues through Nov. 20).

east fork farm: Call 206farm (3276), email stephen@ or order online at Also find East Fork at Asheville City Market, Montford Farmers Market and North Asheville Tailgate

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Asheville Sandwich Company has been playing hard to get. At the end of October, the small West Asheville shop opened “very quietly with purpose,” as co-owner and chef Brian Good puts it. Near Interstate 26 at the corner of Hanover and State streets, Good has expanded West Asheville’s food offerings beyond Haywood Road. “We want to make an impact here in West Asheville,” he says. “The trend nowadays is ‘the place that no one really knows about,’ so we kind of wanted to be found and get the word of mouth of the local community first before we started trying to draw in people from other places.” When Good says local, he doesn’t mean the greater Asheville area. He means right down the block. His approach to drawing nearby residents appears to be working. Most of his customers come to the store on foot. In the short time he’s been open, he’s already attracted regulars, including the employees at the adjoining H&B Grocery, who are especially happy about their new neighbor. The handwritten menu board above the counter offers 15 breakfast and lunch sandwiches, a small kids’ menu, shoestring fries and hand-dipped milkshakes. There are regular specials, too: a soup, a sandwich and a milkshake. When Xpress visits, the special milkshake blends

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serious sandWiches: Many of Brian Goods’ creations come packed with house-made fillings, including shoestring fries. Photo by Max Cooper house-roasted pumpkin, seasonal spices and vanilla ice cream. The sandwiches might be few in number, but they contain a wide variety of fillings, including prime rib, hand-breaded fish and shrimp, tofu, fried chicken and chopped pork. Good’s favorite sandwich, the pork belly bahn mi, features glazed pork belly, pickled vegetables, fries and spicy mayonnaise on a sandwich bun. “The Vegetarian” is another menu standout; it’s packed with brie, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted pear chutney (also made in-house), honey and arugula. Good intentionally crafted the small but deliberate menu. “We don’t want to have 50 things on our menu; we want to do 10, 12 things good,” he says. “Food should be fun. It should be interesting, and it should be a surprise as well. That’s kind of what inspired the shop.” Good is clearly having fun with food, but he doesn’t take it all lightly. He teaches aspiring cooks and chefs through A-B Tech’s GO Kitchen-Ready program, and spends time at Candler Elementary School as part of ASAP’s Chefs Move to Schools

program. As he talks with Xpress, one of his A-B Tech students drops by the shop, and the two make plans to talk later. “The people that I teach live here, so I really wanted to bring good food to this community at affordable prices, and I want to be part of the Asheville revitalization,” he says. The shop is right around the corner from Pisgah View Apartments, managed by the Asheville Housing Authority, but Good isn’t fazed by the location, despite skepticism from others. “When I tell people where our location is, people say, ‘Oh, you mean kind of by the projects?’” he says. “The people that I teach live here. … Food’s the common denominator.” He’s taken steps to beautify his small space. He’s fenced in the side yard and added picnic tables for outdoor dining. Although Good and his two partners — one of whom is his father, Tom — are committed to their tucked-away location, Good says they designed the restaurant with an eye for expansion. “I have big goals and dreams for this business,” he says. “We could have five or six of these around town.” Asheville Sandwich Company, 202 State St., opens daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are served all day. For more information, see ashevillesandwichco. com, Facebook or Twitter @asandwichco.




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The Asheville Pizza & Brewing empire continues to grow. Just a year after opening the third arm of the company in south Asheville, owner Mike Rangel is expanding again. This time, he’s building an event space. Rangel will open the hybrid project — part dance hall, part music venue, part meeting space — in the former garage at 66 Asheland Ave. The building, tentatively named The Slice, will connect to the Coxe Avenue Asheville Brewing via a flight of stairs and a covered walkway. “Opening up, we’re definitely going to try to be an affordable rehearsal space for weddings and for rehearsal dinners and for local bands and nonprofit groups — a place to meet,” Rangel says. “I’m real big into the electronic dance music, so we’re definitely going to do some dance nights and bring some DJs in.” Rangel says he wants the space’s identity to develop organically. “We want it to evolve,” he says. “We feel like

it’s ultimately going to dictate what its best use is.” No matter what the Asheland Avenue building becomes, Rangel knows he wants its services to remain affordable. When it comes to wedding receptions, he says he thinks high facility-rental fees are beyond the budgets of most couples. The building can seat 225 to 250 people. While it won’t house a full kitchen, commercial-grade coolers and microwaves will be available for catered events. Rangel says he will welcome groups with outside caterers, although Asheville Brewing will be available to provide food. He says he’s not planning to open another theater facility like the one at Asheville Pizza & Brewing on Merrimon Avenue, but the Asheland Avenue building will house a large projector and screen. Rangel hopes to open the new venue by mid-January.

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Crêperie Bouchon is muscling through some renovations again. A kitchen upgrade will bring allyou-can-eat mussel nights to the crêpe shop. The nightly specials are already popular at its next-door parent restaurant, Bouchon French Bistro. The Crêperie has closed temporarily for the changes. Manager Jenn McGibbon says it’s hard to predict when the Crêperie will reopen. “Worst-case scenario, we’re looking at March, but we would love to reopen before then,” she says. “We are going to be closed for at least a month, a month and a half.” The courtyard diner also closed last winter for a few months to add a full bar and a new air conditioner, among other improvements. Among other revisions, sandwiches will return to the lunch menu. Also, the inside seating area will receive an upgrade. “We’re known for the patio and how comfortable the patio is and the sort of environment that has, so we are trying to replicate that for inside as well,” McGibbon says. Bouchon French Bistro, at 62 N. Lexington Ave., the same address as the Crêperie, will maintain its normal hours and will not be affected by the renovations at the Crêperie. For more information, call 350-1140.


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LOCAL LEGENDS COME ALIVE Two of this year’s smoothest first-place musi c acts secret b-sides (No. 1 soul) and crazy hors e& colston (No. 1 hip-hop) provide the soundtrac k.

About the first, No. 1 arts writer Alli Marshall writes, “Earlier this year, The Secret B-Sides released a new full-length, Easy Magic. That album shows that the B-Sides’ decadent, soulful Flow ers & Chocolate was no mere one-off. Easy Magi c brings more deep grooves, retro cool and space age romance.” Crazy Horse & Colston, tied for No. 1 with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, also promise to bring the cool. Writes Marshall, “While CrazyHorse & Colston’s Max Hupertz and Bryan Godleski (with DJ Kilby) grew up in Asheville and have been growing their sound for a while, the duo really burst onto the local scene this summer with a Bele Cher e set, an opening slot for Gift of Gab and the relea se of the distinctly WNC-flavored Backroads & Bonfi res.”

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Minus the instruments (but with as much groove), a battery of eccentric Ashevilleans will contribute distinct stripes to this zebra of a night. No. 1 indie crafter Robin plemmons, famous for her randy greeting cards and other uncouth stationary, has a surprise presentation planned. This doesn’t mean that we don’t know what it is! We do and it’s going to be great. kipper schauer, the No. 1 DJ and trivia host, is a veritable Care Bear of positive emanations with a knack for throwback pop culture so genuine it will wipe that ironic grin right off your face (and replace it with a Burt Reynolds smirk). Local cutup tom chalmers (No. 1 comedian) has emerged from years performing “Crumpet” in David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries to make his name as a funny man for all seasons, holidays and retail outlets.

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THANKSGIVING? HOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS! Perhaps Christmas is more than a month away, but the timing of the Asheville Holiday Parade contributes to its folksy charm. On Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at 11 a.m., the Asheville Downtown Association clears Biltmore and Patton avenues for a cavalcade of parade-float staples: dance and music troupes; police and fire crews; used car dealers; beauty queens young and old. Santa will be there, and the rock ‘n’ roll kids shredding Hendrix on the Muscian’s Workshop float. Xpress will be there too. And if you thought we took news seriously, wait until you see our holiday sloop. • NOVEMBER 14 - NOVEMBER 20, 2012 43

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need to be said angel olsen gets diRect and Raw on half way home by dane smith "The last thing I want to do is walk into a café and hear my song playing," says Chicago-based singer-songwriter Angel Olsen. "It's like seeing a picture of yourself naked up in a restaurant while you're trying to eat a sandwich." Olsen gets a kick out of her own analogy, but it's fitting. Her work is personal in that vulnerable, people-who-know-you-can-fill-in-all-theblanks sort of way. The way any honest art has to be on some level. She's referencing the lyrics, of course, but Olsen could just as well be referring to the voice with which she sings them. Her heartbreaking alto is raw, dramatic and transcendent — arguably more revealing than the words it carries. She leaps effortlessly from hushed wipers to booming, theatrical wails that seem to stop time, slipping in and out of pitch and gliding gracefully into an earth-shaking falsetto. Reviewers struggle to find apt comparisons to Olsen, who says she's more inspired by the feeling of other singers than their particular tones. "I get a lot of influence from these, sort of more theatrical women," she says. "Not necessarily from their singing voices, just wanting to embody that and push myself to be open to those things." Fans first heard her haunting, stratospheric force on last year's Strange Cacti, a minimalist, lo-fi offering of acoustic folk with a ghostly allure. (The album was released on cassette by Asheville's own Bathetic Records.) And while its distant, airy charm and oceans of reverb suit the sparse arrangements and otherworldly mood, it was clear that Olsen's poetic narratives and stunning voice deserve a chance to stand on their own. Enter Half Way Home, the sonic antithesis of its predecessor. First, and most obviously, there's nary a hint of reverb to be found; Olsen's vocals are clean and direct, so prominent it's as if the singer is in the room serenading the listener personally. Where Strange Cacti was a cloud looming miles above earth, Half Way Home is the earth, timeless and organic. "We were trying so hard to get a sound where I


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take it or leave it: Angel Olsen’s new record trades oceans of reverb for a directness and clarity the singer hopes will “allow people to see that I don’t sing in tune and that I’m not this ghostlike figure who’s afraid of singing what I have to say. ... and for them to like it or not like it.” could allow people to see that I don't sing in tune and that I'm not this ghostlike figure who's afraid of singing what I have to say," Olsen explains. "I didn't want to drench everything in reverb, because I felt like that was something that was such a thing that everyone was doing. I got sick of seeing it even. … So, the attempt for Half Way Home was to come out of it a little bit and allow people to hear what I sound like; and for them to like it or not like it." Production aside, Half Way Home is a major stylistic evolution from Strange Cacti as well. There are still the sparse, minimal acoustic numbers, but it also debuts a handful of upbeat tracks fleshed out with drums, bass and electric guitars. There’s snappy retro-soul, early rock 'n' roll, well-worn folk ballads and country-tinged crooners that would fit well in a Von Trappfamily musical. The themes are familiar — longing, loneliness and a struggle to connect with

the rest of the world — but the production and clarity afford them a new gravity that can make listening an emotionally exhausting experience. Tracks like "Acrobat," "The Waiting" and "Free" are hopeless admissions of love and dependence; Olsen seems resigned to accept her powerlessness and embraces it, admitting "All I want is to believe / There's no harm it's what we need" on "Free." "Safe in the Womb" and "Lonely Universe" are slow and melancholy ruminations on the loss of innocence, each focused on a mother figure. The eloquently framed chorus of the latter mournfully proclaims "Goodbye, sweet Mother Earth / Without you I'm a lonely universe." "I understand why it would be very, almost grating to hear some of the things I sing about," Olsen admits. "Like, 'Oh, this is catchy. Oh shit; she just said that. She really went there. Oh no.' It's like when you watch a movie and they leave out all the dirty details, like when you're going to the bathroom. But things that matter need to be said. And if it hurts to hear, then that sucks, but my goal is to make something that is honest and raw. And if people don't like it, then they're not liking their reflection that they see." Live, Olsen will tackle the new songs alone, but she’s clear that working with a band was refreshing and rewarding, something fans can expect to see more of. Recording and touring with Will Oldham (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) and Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) in recent years, she says, helped ease her into the new role of bandleader. "It’s very difficult for me to communicate improvisation to a drummer or a bassist, but after seeing the way that Emmett communicated to the group, via Will ... Emmett created this language that I could see. So working with him on my record was very easy, because after a while, we just kind of developed this thing where we knew how to read each other and sort of improvised together. It's a very opening experience, in this way where I've been able to allow my songs to change and open up in ways with somebody else that I hadn't been able to before." The 10-day excursion that brings her to Forsythia Hall (Olsen's first-ever solo tour) won't be a solitary experience though. The Chicagobased songstress is taking a piece (or two) of Asheville with her: Bathetic Records' Jon Hency and Harvest Records' Mark Capon, who will manage the tour. And they’re getting her up to speed on the local scene. "Working with Jon Hency has been really cool,” she notes. “I've learned about all these things going on in Asheville, which has been really nice." X Dane Smith can be reached at

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by JoRdan lawRence Kaki King, a 33-year-old guitar phenom from Brooklyn, has had brilliant success as a collaborator. In 2007, she added tangled acousticblues picking to the Foo Fighters’ “Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners,” a tender standout from the band’s otherwise overwrought Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. She has lent a sense of off-kilter cool to a Timbaland-produced Miley Cyrus “jam” and offered up a poignant and funny collaborative EP with Durham’s detaildriven Mountain Goats. But following 2010’s excellent and exuberant Junior — which she recorded and toured with the same live band — King found herself in an artistic quagmire, an “existential crisis” that could only be cured by a return to the solo guitar basics. “I loved it, but the minute it was through, I was through,” she says of her time supporting Junior. Katherine Elizabeth King, who goes by her stage name (evidenced by her voicemail message, which instructs callers to leave a message for “Kak”), has played guitar since the age of 4. She needed to reconnect with the instrument that had come to define her as an artist. To this end, she headed out with her “Traveling Freak Guitar Show,” a solo tour that provided an escape from the constraints of collaboration. “It was time for me to just think, ‘Is there something else I’d rather do with my time?’” she says. “I didn’t freak out, and I didn’t stop. I kept touring and playing guitar, but I wasn’t connected to it for some reason. I didn’t love it as much, and I didn’t know why. I think the process of touring solo and connecting with just the guitar, just one person on stage, that was what led me to writing the songs and making Glow.” Glow is King’s newly released sixth LP, an absorbing 40-minute proof of her prowess as a guitar player and composer. It’s a complex and mercurial collection of instrumentals, a stark change of pace following the sleek and cathartic pop songs that dominate Junior. But the two albums share a sense of relentless energy. King’s slyly twisting guitar lines — buttressed by subtle percussion, gorgeous strings, fleeting bagpipes and frequent electronic flourishes — build and crescendo with all the potency of Junior’s powerful, precise hooks. Glow is King’s bid to reconnect with her instrument, and these songs rely on the kind of purposeful melodies that could only come from an artist in full command of her craft. “I think I had to feel less contrived when I played,” King explains. “I had to feel privately that I was playing guitar as somebody who was a lifelong student of guitar and not Kaki King playing guitar. I had to get humble, and I had to forget everything I had learned. I had


LOOK FAMILIAR LOOK FAMILIAR? guitar goddess: The sole woman named among Rolling Stone’s ‘06 “New Guitar Gods,” Kaki King reconnects with her prowess as a player on Glow. to remind myself that the guitar is completely intimate and that I’m never going to stop learning on it and that it’s constantly going to be teaching me things, not just about music, about my physicality, about my stamina, about my life, about my patience, about all that stuff. It did, and the guitar, it kind of gave me a reality check and kept me in line. I’m not the one in charge of this relationship.” She may be following her instrument’s lead, but Glow finds King mastering and synthesizing myriad techniques with nary a misstep along the way. “Great Round Burn” works from an elliptical, Fahey-esque build, but it’s strengthened by bursts of beautiful strings, which lend the song a Celtic-leaning intricacy while simultaneously imbuing it with an insistent, almost head-knocking beat. The lilting acoustic melody at the heart of “Fences” waivers between postrock intensity and jazz-inspired complexity as a thunderous bass line stomps underneath. Her instrumentals live in the space between various styles, but she’s adamantly opposed to the idea of genre fusion. True to her word, these songs build from imported elements to create a stylishly modern sound that resists reductive labels. “I’m not interested in blending old styles,” she says. “That’s a bad idea. That’s called fusion,

and I think that what you’re hearing is something new and what your ear wants to hear is a combination of old things. I’m not really thinking about that. I’m making what sounds musically good and not worrying stylistically about how it’s going to relate.” Free from genre-based restraints and relieved of her rewarding but limiting collaborations, King has created an album with a unique artistic vision. She works well with others, but as Glow effectively proves, she may shine brightest on her own. X

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Singer-songwriter A.J. Croce's music pulls from a number of influences (blues, jazz, soul, folk) and a range of experiences. Like how he was introduced to the songs of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder as a child after he lost his eyesight to a tumor (he's since regained vision in one eye). Like how his smoky vocal is uniquely his own and yet also recalls the distinctive postfolk of another Croce: A.J.’s father, Jim, who wrote ’70s-era classic “Time in a Bottle” for his then-unborn son. (The elder Croce later died in a plane crash in 1973 when the younger was just 2 years old). If that all-over-the-map style has been a hindrance at points in A.J.’s career, his current project — a high-concept collaboration with many producers and musicians that will result in the release of a new track per month in 2013, and an LP at year’s end — is intended to define A.J.’s aesthetic. “I'm proud to play different kinds of music. I'd be bored just playing one thing,” he says. “The idea of having all of these

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“anything is possible, creatively”: A.J. Croce’s new project involves traveling the country and recording with various producers. He’ll release a song per month throughout 2013, he says. really gifted people to work with is an honor and a thrill. I feel invigorated and like anything is possible, creatively.” So far, he’s laid down tracks with Jack “Cowboy” Clement in Nashville and will work with Allen Toussaint in New Orleans before his Asheville show. The accomplice list also includes multi-instrumentalist/producer Todd Rundgren, pop musician Jason Falkner and possibly singer-songwriter/ producer Joe Henry. Next year, A.J. celebrates the 10th anniversary of his indie label, Seedling Records. “If it was going to be a low-budget project; I wanted


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to decide where that budget went,” he says of his decision to break out on his own. “Now, with the world the way it is with music, there's all kinds of creative ways to do things affordably.” Early Seedling releases were distributed by Redeye out of Haw River, N.C. And, while A.J. has visited this state a handful of times (he lived in Nashville for a number of years; he’s since moved back to California where he grew up), he says, “as much as we wanted to get to Asheville, we never made it all the way there.” But the musician has fans in this area, and he’s all about accommodating his listeners. Including performing a song or two from his father’s catalog. “There's a point in the show where I ask people what they want to hear, and if they want to hear one of his songs, I'm happy to play it,” says A.J. “If they want to hear a Kinks song, I'm happy to play it. Whatever it may be. If it's a Jimmy Rodgers song, I'll do it. I'm there to entertain the people who come to the show.” Read the full interview with A.J. at X Alli Marshall can be reached at

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one big ambigUity skip Rohde sketches the faces of waR by max coopeR “I start with the eyes, and get the eyes down first, and then I build out from that,” says Skip Rohde, describing the technique he used to create the 47 portraits in his current exhibit, Faces of Afghanistan. The stark drawings humanize the abstract terms of war — army, insurgency, civilian, survivor, casualty. The show is on display through Nov. 27 at UNC-Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. (Rohde earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from UNCA in 2003.) The drawings are selected from work Rohde completed during a yearlong assignment with the U.S. State Department in the Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan. “I was there to work on governance issues, to help them learn how to manage their district, run their own affairs, try to help them cut down on corruption,” says Rohde, who previously completed a similar assignment in Iraq. Rohde encountered most of his subjects at large meetings called shuras, which were attended by a variety of public figures, from elected officials to bazaar owners. “We see all kinds of people in these meetings,” Rohde says. “They were usually in a large conference room with a long table down the middle of it, and the Afghans would be sitting at the table. “If somebody caught my eye, and the light was such that I had a pretty good view of the guy, and he wasn’t likely to move much over the next 10 minutes or so, the pen would start moving,” he says. The result is a sprawling catalog of faces and figures that Rohde likens to photographs. “These are sketches,” he points out, “so they’re kind of like snapshots in graphite, ballpoint, pen and ink, and whatever else I had handy.” “I didn’t want to take my painting stuff over there,” he continues, noting that painting is still his primary medium. “I wanted to be able to keep it low-key. I like drawing these guys when they don’t know I’m drawing them. You can’t do that when you set up a French easel and turpentine.” An artist since childhood, Rohde earned a master’s in business administration during his 22-year service in the Navy. Now 59, he says the new body of work is an extension of a theme he has studied for years: the consequences of war. “Not the actual combat,” he says. “I have not actually been shot at. I’ve never been in a convoy that hit an IED. Because of that, you will not see in any of my works any actual shooting. But I do draw and paint the effects.” Rohde’s artistic perspective is influenced by both his military service and his fine-arts education at UNCA, and his work in war zones has informed his imagery. “You can’t draw or paint something

you don’t know anything about,” he says. At the same time, he often disagrees with some aspects of the military’s fundamental perspective. “The military is looking for people who can solve problems,” Rohde says. “What UNCA helped me do was see holistically, not just problems to be solved.” “My time in the Navy taught me to be very clear, concise and to the fact,” Rohde remembers. “Which is not what an artist does. Artists look for ambiguity.” “Afghanistan,” he adds, “is one big ambiguity.” So who are the people in Rohde’s clear, concise drawings? He likens many of his subjects to TV mob boss Tony Soprano. The difference, he says, is that the Afghans in his pictures are motivated not by power and dominance, but by survival. “These guys have lived through 30 years of this stuff,” he says. “They had been Mujahideen, they’d been Afghan Army, they’d been victims, a lot of them had killed people. And so I tried to get some of that experience in their faces.” Rohde says we won’t know for another five to 10 years if the U.S. presence in Afghanistan will help the fractured nation. “I can tell you that the surge has worked,” he adds, referring to the sharp rise in troop levels that began three years ago and is now winding down. “The surge was our final attempt to get things right. Is it too late? Maybe. Quite probably. But we now have given them a better shot of fixing their own affairs. They have to take it.” In the ambiguity of Rohde’s experience, the visceral loss of war is certain. “I’ve seen the personal side of the cost,” he says. “We had what they call ‘ramp ceremonies’ several times a week, where you take your fallen soldiers and load them on the plane to send them home. That’s a very heartrending thing to do. And it reminds you of the cost. It’s not just money.” X Max Cooper can be reached at mcooper@

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hermit kings Local rock band Hermit Kings describes its sound as “fundamental rock ‘n’ roll, with soul and country undertones.” Led by singer-songwriter Zaq Suarez (Big Hungry), the band has been at work on new album The Ghost of Galapagos, a 12-track record released at the end of October. Moody washes of guitar, nimble percussion and lyrics that paint pictures of Americana — fantasy and tattered-edged reality (birds, kudzu, Paul Westerberg) without ever giving away the whole story — make up this memorable song cycle. Hermit Kings performs an album release show at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Nov. 16 with Deep Chatham and Alarm Clock Conspiracy. 9 p.m. $5.

Russell banks Writer Russell Banks is based in upstate New York, but he has North Carolina ties: He attended UNC-Chapel Hill. Banks has authored 21 books, including fiction, non-fiction, story collections and poetry. His latest novel, Lost Memory of Skin, has been shortlisted for this year’s Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. The New York Times said the book (which revolves around a group of sex offenders including “The Kid” and an iguana named Iggy) is “destined to be a canonical novel of its time” and “unfolds suspensefully, deriving an eerie moral tension from the question of just which laws The Kid actually broke.” Banks will deliver the Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture and will read from his novel at Warren Wilson College’s Canon Lounge. Saturday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. A 3 p.m. reception with music by The Dixie Darlings precedes the lecture. Free. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

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One quick leg up the ladder toward rock-star notoriety is a nod from Jack White. Low Cut Connie (Adam Weiner and Dan Finnemore, from Philadelphia and Birmingham, U.K., respectively) was invited to open for The Shins at the grand reopening of White’s Third Man Records. But the Connies (as they’re called) have the the kind of grit and acumen to get the job done, leg up or not. Their new album, Call Me Sylvia, is packed with the sort of barroom bombast and jittery energy that’s earning them raves from the likes of Rolling Stone and NPR — the sort of raves that involve many mentions of balls. Low Cut Connie plays The Emerald Lounge on Friday, Nov. 16. Old Southern Moonshine Revival and Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts also perform. 9 p.m. $7. Read a complete interview with the band at

paula poundstone Comedian Paula Poundstone has been honing her standup routine since the late ‘70s. She appeared on Saturday Night Live when Robin Williams (her friend and mentor) hosted. And this is timely: In ‘92 she traded in typical standup for “something she thought would be more real with the audience and filed memorable field commentary of the presidential election for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” according to her bio. For most of the last decade, Poundstone’s sharp wit and sharper observations have led her to National Public Radio’s show, Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me. Poundstone appears at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Nov. 16. 8 p.m. $35 in advance or $38 day of show.



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(traditional, folk), 8pm the bywater Screaming J's (boogie woogie), 9pm town pUmp Locust Honey (string band), 9pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Jim Arrendell & the Cheap Suits (dance), 10pm vanUatU kava bar Alfonso, Caleb & Max (electro-coustic, ambient, improv), 9pm

wed darwin deez 11/14 w/ Hollerado & decent Lovers 8:30pm tHu 11/15 fri 11/16



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white horse Vollie McKenzie & His Western Wildcats (Western swing, honky-tonk), 8pm

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wild wing Cafe Contagious (rock), 9:30pm

w/ dirt daubers & twilite Broadcasters 8:30pm

sat., novembeR 17

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with deep Chatham & alarm Clock Conspiracy 9pm

5 walnUt wine bar The Krektones (surf rock), 10pm

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new years eve with the Hackensaw Boys Mountain goats | Japandroids truth & Salvage Company | John Cowan Camper Van Beethoven | iris dement

Kitchen Open for Brunch & Lunch from 10am - 3pm Mon - Fri & for Dinner at 5pm on Nights of a Show!

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

party on: Jack of the Wood likes to get things rolling early. The downtown brew pub hosts a packed night of eclectic performances on Friday, Nov. 16, kicking off with poppy folk songstress Ten Cent Poetry (Chelsea LaBate) at 5pm. The music resumes at 9pm with The River Rats (funk rock) and closes out with David Earl and the Plowshares’ bluesy rock ‘n’ roll. bier garden Don Juan (DJ), 9pm-1am boiler room Running on E w/ Crunk Witch, Monkey in Podship & Johann Ess (punk, rock), 9pm


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ClUb hairspray Dance party w/ DJ Lil Roo (dance, hiphop), 8pm Drag show, midnight

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diana wortham theater Paula Poundstone (comedy), 8pm elaine's dUeling piano bar Disclaimer Comedy (standup), 8:159:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-along), 9:30pm-1am

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Ten Cent Poetry (folk, pop), 5pm David Earl & the Plowshares (rock, soul) w/ The River Rats, 9pm lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Viva DeConcini (rock) w/ Pawtooth, 10pm lobster trap Leo Johnson & friends (hot jazz), 7-9pm

emerald loUnge The Left Field Experiment feat: Jonwayne, P Villa, Samuel Paradise & 10th Letter (electronic, dance), 9pm

olive or twist Bluedawg Blues, 8-11pm

paCk's tavern A Social Function (dance, classic hits), 9pm phoenix loUnge Bill Berg & Inner Session, 8pm pisgah brewing Company The Bloom Burns Duo (electronic, jazz), 8pm pUrple onion Cafe Fred Whiskin (piano), 7pm red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am soUthern appalaChian brewery Qiet (rock), 8pm

havana restaUrant Free Flow Band (funk, soul), 7-9pm

spUrs Diggypop Malone, Tripsta Trip, Pone, General Chryst & DJ Twan (hip-hop),

highland brewing Company One Leg Up (jazz), 6pm

straightaway Cafe The Everydays, 6pm

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

tallgary's Cantina Anniversary party w/ Beatlenik, Rooftop Pedestrians, Wolf, Travers Brothers, Melissa & the No Requests and more, 7:30pm

JaCk of the wood pUb

ClUb metropolis Asheville Burning Man Decompression, 7pm-4am

o.henry's/tUg DJ Xel, 10pm

get down The Antagonizers (punk, psychobilly) w/ The Flat Tires, The DiMarcos & Southbound Turnaround, 9:30pm

JaCk of hearts pUb Riyen Roots (blues, roots), 9pm

ClUb hairspray Dance party w/ DJ Lil Roo (dance, hiphop), 8pm Drag show, midnight

diana wortham theater The Kruger Brothers (bluegrass), 8pm

orange peel Break Science & Michal Menert (electronic) w/ Muz Mool, 9pm

harrah's Cherokee Michelle Leigh (country, rock) w/ DJ Moto, 8pm-2am

ClUb eleven on grove The Freeway Revival (blues, rock) w/ Denton Perry & Waking September, 9pm

native kitChen & soCial pUb Blue Wheel Drive (bluegrass), 8pm

frenCh broad brewery tasting room Dave Desmelik (Americana), 6pm

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

bier garden Don Juan (DJ), 9pm-1am

ClUb remix Asheville Burning Man Decompression, 7pm-4am

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

grey eagle mUsiC hall & tavern Hermit Kings (rock, soul) w/ Deep Chatham & Alarm Clock Conspiracy, 9pm

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

monte vista hotel Daniel Keller (jazz guitar), 6pm

emerald loUnge Low Cut Connie (rock, Americana) w/ Old Southern Moonshine Revival & Waylon Speed, 9pm

good stUff Paul Edelman (folk, Americana), 8pm

altamont brewing Company Dirty Bourbon River Show (gypsy, folk, zydeco), 10pm

the altamont theater Mike Compton & Joe Newberry

frenCh broad brewery tasting room Dehlia Low & friends (country, bluegrass), 6pm get down Kelly Barrow goodbye party, 9:30pm good stUff Qiet ("degenerate cabaret") w/ Skunk Ruckus, Viva (rock) & Andrew Benjamin, 8pm grey eagle mUsiC hall & tavern Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Bash feat: Big Nasty & Crazyhorse and Colston, 9pm grove park inn great hall Bill Covington (piano classics & standards), 6-9pm harrah's Cherokee Kayla & Twisted Trail w/ DJ Dizzy, 8pm-2am havana restaUrant Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 7-9pm highland brewing Company Mountain Feist (bluegrass), 6pm hotel indigo Juan Buenavitas & friends (Spanish/ flamenco guitar), 7-10pm JaCk of hearts pUb Tater Diggers (Appalachian, traditional), 9pm JaCk of the wood pUb Eli Cook (blues guitar), 7pm Al Scorch & Adam McBride (country, Americana) w/ Bevel Summers, 9pm lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Sarah Clanton Schaffer (rock, pop) w/ Heather Mae, 10pm



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pulp 225-5851 purple onion cafe 749-1179 Rankin vault 254-4993 Red stag grill at the grand bohemian hotel 505-2949 Rendezvous 926-0201 Root bar no.1 299-7597 scandals nightclub 252-2838 scully’s 251-8880 shovelhead saloon 669-9541 smokey’s after dark 253-2155 southern appalacian brewery 684-1235 spurs 575-2258 static age Records 254-3232 stingRays 926-4100 straightaway cafe 669-8856 tallgary’s cantina 232-0809 Rocky’s hot chicken shack 575-2260 thirsty monk south 505-4564 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


the grove park inn (elaine’s piano bar/ 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


club Remix 258-2027 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


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


Moses SCRAPOMATIC Atwood feat. members of Derek Trucks’ & Susan Tedeschi’s Bands with

Saturday, November 17th


The Ones

w/ Ho-Tron Beatz & Order of Elim

Sunday, November 18th

9pm $10 21+

10pm $5 21+

Bluegrass Brunch 11am

hosted by The Pond Brothers Open Jam! Bring your instruments!

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Monday, November 19th



Lamb and The Beekeeper Kaki King Lady

9pm $12/15 21+

Tuesday, November 20th TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm Heather Luttrell & Laura Jane Vincent $2 - ALL AGES! DJ Adam Strange spins afterwards til 11pm!


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lobster trap Big Nasty (jazz), 7-9pm monte vista hotel Blue Moon (jazz, country, rock), 6pm o.henry's/tUg DJ Xel, 10pm olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Free Reggae Saturdays w/ DJ Kid, 5pm The Ones (hip-hop) w/ Ho-Tron Beatz & Order of Elim, 10pm orange peel Caspa (dubstep) w/ Styles & Complete, 9pm paCk's tavern Scott Raines & Laura Michaels Band (acoustic rock), 9pm pisgah brewing Company Abby Road Live (Beatles tribute), 9pm pUrple onion Cafe The Erin McDermott Band (bluegrass, folk), 8pm




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Front stage: Aaron Price (piano), 1pm

town pUmp Big Bread (reggae), 9pm

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

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes The Nightcrawlers (rock, blues, soul), 10pm

monte vista hotel Jared Gallamore (standards), 11am

westville pUb Marcel Anton Band (New Orleans funk), 10pm white horse Sara Grey & Kieron Means (traditional, folk) w/ Joe Newberry, 8pm

sUn., novembeR 18 5 walnUt wine bar The Roaring Lions (hot jazz), 7-9pm altamont brewing Company Sunday Funday Potluck & Pickin', 5:30pm

red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 8-11pm

boiler room Dance party, 10pm Movie classics show (drag performance), 12:30am

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

emerald loUnge Three Bad Jacks (psychobilly) w/ The Go Devils, 9pm

smokey's after dark Karaoke, 10pm

get down Neon Piss (punk) w/ Blood Summer, 9:30pm

soUthern appalaChian brewery Channing & Quinn (folk, pop), 8pm straightaway Cafe R&R Crossing, 6pm tallgary's Cantina Al Coffee & the Grinders (blues), 9:30pm the altamont theater Many Voices presents "Not Alone" (theatre), 3:30pm A.J. Croce (singer-songwriter), 8pm the bywater Asheville Afro-fusion project (feat: Adama Dembele, Jay Sanders & more),

grey eagle mUsiC hall & tavern PUSH Skateshop Fundraiser feat: Labiators, Nate Hall & Soft Opening (psychedelic rock), 7pm grove park inn great hall Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon hotel indigo Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, piano, electronics), 7-10pm JaCk of the wood pUb Irish session, 5pm The Harmed Brothers (bluegrass), 9pm lexington ave brewery (lab)

one stop deli & bar Bluegrass Brunch & Open Jam w/ The Pond Brothers, 11am soUthern appalaChian brewery Grace Adele Duo (folk, Americana), 5pm straightaway Cafe Hummingtree Band, 6pm the altamont theater Many Voices presents "Not Alone" (theatre), 3:30 & 7pm the bywater Idiotarod after party w/ Pleasure Chest (rock, soul), 4pm the Corner Tea dance, 6pm Drag show, 9:45pm white horse Drum circle, 2pm

mon., novembeR 19 5 walnUt wine bar Jamar Woods (singer-songwriter), 8-10pm adam dalton distillery Monday night jam w/ Iggy, 9pm asheville mUsiC hall Kaki King (indie, singer-songwriter) w/ Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, 9pm blaCk moUntain ale hoUse Karaoke, 9pm get down Hellblinki (blues, calypso, pirate) w/ Fable Cry, 9:30pm grey eagle mUsiC hall & tavern Contra dance, 8pm

lobster trap Bobby Miller & friends (bluegrass), 7-9pm

185 king street Reggae jam w/ Nethali Percival & Dennis Berndt, 8pm

phoenix loUnge Suzanne, Jerry & Kurt (of Moonshine Babies), 7pm

5 walnUt wine bar Gary Mac Fiddle (jazz), 8-10pm

the bywater Bluegrass jam, 8pm the lower level Russ Wilson & His Band (swing, big band), 8-10:30pm

tUe., novembeR 20 185 king street Open jam, 8pm 5 walnUt wine bar The John Henry's (gypsy jazz), 8-10pm

allstars sports bar and grill Karaoke, 9pm asheville mUsiC hall Enter the Haggis (roots, rock), 6pm athena's ClUb Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm blUe moUntain piZZa Cafe Open mic, 7pm good stUff Silent movie w/ piano accompaniment by Jake Hollifield, 7pm

altamont brewing Company Open mic, 8:30pm

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:307:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm

asheville mUsiC hall Funk jam, 11pm

harrah's Cherokee Throwback night ('70s-'90s DJ), 8pm

broadway's David Daniell & Douglas McCombs (experimental, psychedelic, folk, jazz) w/ Cumulus & Nociception, 10pm

JaCk of hearts pUb Bluegrass jam, 7pm

ClUb eleven on grove Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance w/ Cry Baby, 8:30pm good stUff Liam & Cristof, 7pm grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:307:30pm 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 JaCk of the wood pUb Vollie McKenzie, Valorie Miller & Kari Sickenberger (singer-songwriters), 7pm lobster trap Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm native kitChen & soCial pUb Trivia, 7pm olive or twist Bluedawg blues jam, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Two for Tuesday feat: Heather Luttrell & Laura Jane Vincent, 8pm DJ Adam Strange, 10pm phoenix loUnge Paul Jones (classical/jazz guitar), 8pm pisgah brewing Company Vinyl night (bring your own records), 6pm sCUlly's Daughters of Atlantis (acoustic rock), 10pm the altamont theater Like Mind Trio (jazz, rock, chamber), 8pm

JaCk of the wood pUb Old-time jam, 4pm lobster trap Valorie Miller (folk, Americana), 7-9pm native kitChen & soCial pUb Traditional Irish music w/ Jeanna, Beenie & Victor, 7pm olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, 6pm Soul/jazz jam, 11pm orange peel Rusko (electronic, dub) w/ dVbbs, 9pm phoenix loUnge Jazz quartet, 8pm red stag grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm straightaway Cafe Screech Owl Serenade (country, Western swing), 6pm tallgary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes The Hard Bop Explosion (jazz, funk), 8:30pm vanUatU kava bar Open mic, 9pm westville pUb Max Melner Orchestra (jazz, funk), 10pm wild wing Cafe Jeff & Justin (acoustic), 7pm

thU., novembeR 22

Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm monte vista hotel Jared Gallamore (standards), 6pm olive or twist Heather Masterton Jazz Quartet, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ w/ Kendall Huntley, 5-8pm pisgah brewing Company Throwback Thursday (reggae & food), 6:30pm red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 7-10pm

athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am bier garden Don Juan (DJ), 9pm-1am ClUb eleven on grove Thanksgiving jam feat: DJ Hippie & DJ Jam, 9pm ClUb hairspray Dance party w/ DJ Lil Roo (dance, hiphop), 8pm Drag show, midnight elaine's dUeling piano bar Disclaimer Comedy (standup), 8:159:15pm Dueling Pianos (rock 'n' roll sing-along), 9:30pm-1am frenCh broad brewery tasting room Bearded Folk (folk rock), 6pm get down Motives (rock, electronic), 9:30pm good stUff Utah Green (Americana, roots), 8pm grey eagle mUsiC hall & tavern Truth & Salvage Company (Southern rock, roots) w/ Bombadil, 9pm

good stUff Arlo Gutherie Day

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

wed., novembeR 21


allstars sports bar and grill Sharkadelics (rock, pop, covers), 10pm

havana restaUrant Free Flow Band (funk, soul), 7-9pm

wild wing Cafe Karaoke, 9:30pm


5 walnUt wine bar Firecracker Jazz Band (hot jazz), 9:3011:30pm

get down Punksgiving, 9:30pm

harrah's Cherokee Karaoke, 8pm-midnight


fRi., novembeR 23

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Karaoke, 9pm

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


tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Female All Star Spotlight, 9pm

harrah's Cherokee My Highway (country, Southern rock) w/ DJ Suave, 8pm-2am

grove park inn great hall Bob Zullo (jazz, pop guitar), 5:307:30pm The B's (favorites by request), 8-11pm


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

boiler room Rock & roll show (drag performance), 10pm

westville pUb Blues jam, 10pm



the lower level Underground Jazz Lounge w/ Rich Williey & His Band, 8-10:30pm

town pUmp Black Mountain locals jam, 7:30pm

vanUatU kava bar Comedy open mic w/ Tom Scheve, 9pm


tallgary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm

allstars sports bar and grill Dance night, 10pm

tolliver's Crossing irish pUb Trivia, 8:30pm

adam dalton distillery Bass in Yo Face (electronic, dub), 10pm


soUth side station Karaoke, 8pm

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

the bywater Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm


JaCk of the wood pUb Nikki Talley (country), 5pm Backwater Opera (bluegrass, indie rock), 7pm Darren Nicholson Band (bluegrass), 9pm

JaCk of hearts pUb Old-time jam, 7pm

lexington ave brewery (lab) Back stage: Narren (rock) w/ Polly Panic, 9:30pm

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

lobster trap Calico Moon (Americana, country), 7-9pm

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monte vista hotel Justin Eisenman (Americana), 6pm o.henry's/tUg DJ Xel, 10pm

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olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm orange peel Acoustic Syndicate (roots, Americana), 9pm paCk's tavern Nitrograss (bluegrass), 9pm pisgah brewing Company The Reckoning (Grateful Dead tribute), 9pm pUrple onion Cafe Fred Whiskin (piano), 7pm

sat., novembeR 24 allstars sports bar and grill Saloon 5 (rock, country, covers), 10pm athena's ClUb Mark Appleford (blues, folk, rock), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

orange peel Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (kid-hop), noon Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (rock, country) w/ Lera Lynn, 9pm

ClUb hairspray Dance party w/ DJ Lil Roo (dance, hiphop), 8pm Drag show, midnight frenCh broad brewery tasting room Bob Burnette (indie rock), 6pm

grey eagle mUsiC hall & tavern David Lamotte & friends (singer-songwriter, folk), 8pm

straightaway Cafe Kevin Scanlon (folk, old-time), 6pm

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

vanUatU kava bar Devil's Like Me (avant-garde, acoustic), 9pm white horse Vendetta Creme (cabaret), 8pm wild wing Cafe Chatterbox (rock), 9:30pm

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

boiler room Gutterhound w/ Dissent, Blood Junkie & Junked Up Joe (metal, hard rock), 9pm

sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blUes Tasha Leif & Co. (jazz), 7pm Al Coffee & the Grinders (blues, soul, R&B), 10pm

o.henry's/tUg DJ Xel, 10pm

one stop deli & bar Free Reggae Saturdays w/ DJ Kid, 5pm

get down BIIPIIGWAN (metal) w/ Autarch & Tape and Wire, 9:30pm

town pUmp Fifty Year Flood (rock), 9pm

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

bier garden Don Juan (DJ), 9pm-1am

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

tallgary's Cantina Wolf (classic rock, blues), 9:30pm

lobster trap Trevor Rocks Jazz Trio, 7-9pm

paCk's tavern DJ Moto (dance, pop hits), 9pm pisgah brewing Company Bobby Miller & Virginia Daredevils (bluegrass), 9pm pUrple onion Cafe Ragged Orchids (Americana), 8pm red stag grill Eric Ciborski (piano), 8-11pm sCandals nightClUb Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am smokey's after dark Karaoke, 10pm

harrah's Cherokee Girl Interrupted w/ DJ Paul, 8pm-2am

straightaway Cafe Nikki Talley (country, Southern rock), 6pm

havana restaUrant Linda Mitchell (jazz, blues), 7-9pm

tallgary's Cantina Travers Brothers, 9:30pm

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

the altamont theater Malcolm Holcombe (folk, Americana), 8pm

JaCk of hearts pUb The Harmed Brothers (Americana, folk rock), 9pm

town pUmp Serious Clark (folk rock), 9pm

JaCk of the wood pUb Sons of Ralph (bluegrass), 9pm

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

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Director: Ben Lewin (The Favour, The WaTch and The very Big Fish) PLayers: John hawkes, heLen hunt, wiLLiam h. macy, moon BLooDgooD, annika marks UplifTing facT-baSed drama

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The Story: Fact-based story about a man in an iron lung and his efforts to have sexual relations. The Lowdown: The Sessions largely fulfills its promise as a frequently amusing, sometimes touching little movie of the uplifting variety, but never quite transcends this sense of well-intentioned TV drama. The Sessions is almost certainly going to be one of the more successful — possibly the most successful — “art” titles of the year. It comes with a raft of good — even great — reviews. It fetched an unusually high price at Sundance, which translated into a strong campaign from purchaser Fox Searchlight. It has Oscar buzz (mostly for star John Hawkes). And it won the Audience Award at Sundance. (It’s that last recognition that might give you some cause for pause because Audience Award winners are often pretty dire.) The truth is, it’s almost exactly what you’ve been led to believe — an uplifting, mildly comedic, fact-based story with an attention-getting premise and central performance. It’s competently made in every possible capacity — and that may be its biggest drawback. Take away the nudity and the frank sex talk and you’d pretty much be left with a high-minded TV movie — with unusually good actors. As for the filmmaking…well, let’s just say that it’s no great surprise that writer-director Ben Lewin’s last job was an episode of Touched by an Angel. The film deals with the attempts of poet/ journalist Mark O’Brien (Hawkes) — a polio survivor confined to an iron lung for all but a few hours out of the day since the age of 6 — to experience sex. At the time the movie takes place, O’Brien is 38 and fully cognizant of the fact that he’s nearing his “use by date,” so there’s a certain urgency to the situation. His immobility from the neck down and his

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Helen Hunt and John Hawkes in Ben Lewin’s fact-based drama The Sessions. general situation has effectively scotched his own efforts in the matter, so — after getting the go-ahead from his priest, Father Brendan (William H. Macy) — O’Brien enlists the aid of a sex surrogate, Cheryl (Helen Hunt). She’s a thorough professional — but has kind of a hippie vibe (the film is set in the late 1980s) with a guitar-playing philosopher (read: unemployed) husband (Adam Arkin). She quickly lays down the guidelines: There are to be six sessions — and that’s it. Of course, in order to make this any good as drama, it doesn’t turn out to be as cut and dry as that sounds. Nothing that follows is exactly surprising — at least until the altogether too pat powerfailure-ex-machina wrap-up — but it’s generally agreeable, not in the least because the film doesn’t tend to overly sentimentalize the material. The decision to portray O’Brien as slightly naïve, but ironically amused by his own situation goes a long way to make the film more likable than it might have been. Hawkes’ performance — while not the brilliant characterization it’s been painted as — is good enough to make that aspect work. All of the performances are solid, if sometimes a little simplistic. (Macy’s Father Brendan makes Bing Crosby’s Father O’Malley in 1944’s Going My Way look pretty complex, but that’s as much in the writing as the acting.) Hunt starts out rather awkwardly, but is better in the latter part of the film (though I’m not sure I buy her 1980s character’s perfectly pruned pubes). Now, whether or not her willingness to take off her clothes makes this a “brave” performance — no, I don’t think it does in any meaningful sense. Am I saying that The Sessions is a bad movie? Well, no, not exactly. I mean, if you’re looking

for something that’s exciting as cinema, this isn’t it. Similarly, if you’re looking for a story of any complexity, you could do better. However, if what you’re after is a nice little, obviously well-intentioned picture that would probably feel more at home on a TV screen, The Sessions will probably fill the bill. And a lot of people, I suspect, will absolutely love it. Rated R for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14 and Fine Arts Theatre

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Director: sam menDes PLayers: DanieL craig, JuDi Dench, Javier BarDem, raLPh Fiennes, naomie harris, aLBert Finney, Ben whishaw JameS bond acTion

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The Story: James Bond comes to grips with whether his type of agent still has a place in the modern world while taking down a revenge-seeking cyber-terrorist. The Lowdown: Slick and good to look at, Skyfall does some things very well, but goes on too long and wants to be weightier than it is. Let’s get the easy part out of the way first: Yes, it’s better than Quantum of Solace (2008), but honestly, lots of things are. Skyfall — or The Dark Spy Rises — is a great-looking movie with all manner of interesting things in it. It also has a mostly swell villain and a couple of really good sequences. All in all, it’s an entertaining watch — though longer than it needed to be


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An impressive cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken is likely the main draw for this movie about how the failing health of the cellist (Walken) in a string quartet impacts the group — both professionally and personally. The film is interestingly structured around Beethoven’s Opus 131 String Quartet, which may increase interest among music buffs, but the overall hook lies in the stars. (R)


Here it is: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. And the film and its star, Daniel Day-Lewis, are already covered in praise — well, for the most part. It’s really an almost critic-proof proposition. To speak ill of the film involves speaking ill not only of one of the biggest names in filmmaking and one of the most-revered actors or our time, but by extension our most beloved president. (PG-13)


See review in “Cranky Hanke.”


And so the Twilight series ends — and for a lot of us it’s not a moment too soon. According to the studio, the “astonishing conclusion to the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.” Really, what more needs be said? The trailer almost looked interesting — and then it got to those stupid Buick-sized werewolves. Oh, well. (PG-13)

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(the mass exodus the second the end credits kicked in tells me that’s not just my opinion). It is also more than a little bit of a mess that tries to be more than it is — and really can’t support its efforts at quasi-heavy thematic content — even with such a "weighty" director as Sam Mendes at the helm. As a result, its attempts to make statements about aging, being judged no longer relevant, and being out of one’s time are so shoehorned in that they come across with all the delicacy of a sledge hammer. While there is almost certainly a great film to be made on these topics, this is not that film — and Bond is probably not that character. It’s undeniable that James Bond is an anachronism in today’s world. He’s a construct of the Cold War and of a world where good guys and bad guys were more readily obvious. But really, Bond — even while the Cold War was still a going concern — was always on the reactionary side. That became increasingly obvious as the 1960s really became the 1960s. By 1964, Bond was giving a disparaging assessment of The Beatles — and that signaled his tone of ignoring, for the most part, the existence of a counterculture. Bond remained an essentially 1950s figure — and the movies with their slick pop theme songs and jazzy soundtracks followed suit. (I realize this is a simplification, but it’ll have to serve in this space.) So it’s not like Bond just suddenly became anachronistic. Similarly, Skyfall’s dig at Bond’s famous gadgets comes as little surprise when Q (Ben Whishaw) dismisses them with, "You were expecting an exploding fountain pen? We don’t really go in for that these days." Sir James Bond (David Niven) addressed these things — "You’re jokeshop spies" — in the 1967 Bond spoof Casino Royale. All this, however, is everywhere in Skyfall. But apart from Bond and MI6 being deemed irrelevant by the film at times, does it really get into the topic or say anything of note? No, it just mentions it — a lot — and

that’s not the same thing. Mostly, it’s a standard Bond picture — big action opening, faux-Maurice Binder credit sequence, pop theme song (in this case, instantly forgettable), etc. The only difference here is Bond gets shot atop a train, falls into a river and disappears in what must be the Reichenbach Falls because, like Mr. Holmes, he comes back. Then it’s on to the plot involving sinister cyberterrorist Silva (a blond Javier Bardem) playing a twisted game with M (Judi Dench). Some of it works and Mendes gets credit for actually staging coherent action. A sequence at a gambling den in Macau is as striking as anything in any Bond picture. Also, it’s amusing to see MI6 fall victim to the usual evil genius flaw of keeping one’s adversary alive so he can escape and wreak havoc. And there’s a moment that’s strangely moving involving unveiling the old Aston Martin with the Monty Norman Bond theme on the soundtrack — a flash of what made those frankly silly movies somehow special in the 1960s. It works because it has 50 years of movies to give it its punch. But by the time it gets to the end — staging a mini-version of Straw Dogs (1971) at the ancestral Bond home — it’s starting to really wear thin. When Albert Finney shows up as the old family retainer (shades of Batman’s Alfred) and another age-related remark crops up ("I’m surprised to find you’re still alive"), it’s getting perilously close to self-parody. Still, I had more fun with it than I didn’t, which is more than I can say about a lot of these big budget event movies — and maybe it’s all that needs to be said about a James Bond movie. Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carolina Asheville Cinema 14, Co-ed of Brevard, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande, United Artists Beaucatcher Cinema 7.

specialscreenings ffolkes JJJ Action RAted PG In Brief: Roger Moore (taking a break from his 007 duties) plays a misogynistic, cat-loving Scot named Rufus Excalibur ffolkes: a man with a commando unit all his own who is called in to deal with terrorists (headed by Anthony Perkins, no less). The terrorists are threatening to blow up an oil rig in the North Sea unless ransom demands are met. It’s every bit as ridiculous as that sounds, but it’s also relatively entertaining — for the most part. The Hendersonville Film Society will show ffolkes Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community (behind Epic Cinemas), 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

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i HeARt HuckAbees JJJJJ comedy RAted R In Brief: David O. Russell’s offbeat “existential comedy” about unusual detectives (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) who claim to be able to help their clients solve the big questions that plague their lives — chiefly the questions beleaguring a poet/activist (Jason Schwartzman) and a disatisfied fireman (Mark Wahlberg). An effortlessly quirky film that’s a good deal deeper than a lot of so-called dramas. The Asheville Film Society will screen I Heart Huckabees Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

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niGHt of tHe livinG deAd JJJJ HoRRoR RAted nR In Brief: This isn’t just a screening of Night of the Living Dead (1968). This is the film (in a beautiful print, by the way) reconfigured (so far as the music is concerned) by local artists Silver Machine. Does the new musical track work? A good deal of the time, yes, it does. Does it improve on the film? Well, that’s a subjective call and there’s really only one way to find out. Night of the Living Dead with the new music track by Silver Machine plays for one show on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre.

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tHe nintH GAte JJJJ HoRRoR RAted R In Brief: Roman Polanski’s 1999 supernatural thriller The Ninth Gate is perhaps the closest the filmmaker has ever come to making a straightforward horror movie — even if it takes a good deal of the film’s running time to get to the straightforward horror content. (Well, it’s Polanski, after all, and he’s not known as a traditionalist.) Though sadly underappreciated at the time, the film — about an unscrupulous book dealer (Johnny Depp) trying to verify which of three copies of a rare volume on the occult is genuine — has come to be more favorably assessed over the years. And it should be because it’s first-rate on every level. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen The Ninth Gate Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Cinema Lounge of The Carolina Asheville and will be hosted by Xpress movie critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther.

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dRAmA comedy RAted R In Brief: Perhaps Pedro Almodóvar’s most viewer-friendly film, Volver is certainly the filmmaker’s mellowest work. (All right, so it contains three murders, but, hey, they’re understandable murders.) Clearly, Almodóvar was in a nostalgic frame of mind — possibly because the film marked the return of Carmen Maura to his roster of performers after 18 years — and it paid off with one of his sweetest movies. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Volver Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 2733332,



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Licensed/Associate Licensed Therapist in Cherokee County for an exciting opportunity to serve predominately court referred youth and their families through Intensive InHome and Basic Benefit Therapy. For more information contact Aaron Plantenberg, JJTC Team Leader Seeking Licensed Therapist in Cherokee County for an exciting opportunity to serve as team leader. Case load is predominately court referred youth and their families receiving Intensive In-Home and Basic Benefit Therapy. For more information contact Aaron Plantenberg, aaron. plantenberg@meridianbhs. org Clinician Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Must have Master’s degree and be licensed/ license-eligible. For more information, please contact Kristy Whitaker, Clinician Offender Services Program Seeking a Licensed/Associate Licensed Clinician. For more information, contact Diane Paige, Nurse Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Must be an RN. For more information, please contact Kristy Whitaker, kristy. Haywood County: Nurse Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Must be an RN. For more information, please contact Jen Hardin, Qualla Boundary: Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Must have mental health degree and two years experience. Case load is predominately Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian court referred youth and their families receiving Intensive InHome services. For more information contact Aaron Plantenberg, Macon County: Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Must have mental health degree and two years experience. For more information, contact Aaron Plantenberg, aaron.plantenberg@ • For further information and to complete an application, visit our website: open-positions.html CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKeR and suBstanCe ABUSE COUNSELOR, CLINICAL Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Black Mountain has the following positions available: • Clinical Social Worker – must have LCSW or LCAS licensure in place through respective board. • Case Manager – minimum of CSAC required. • Substance Abuse Counselor, Clinical – must have LCSW or LCAS licensure in place through respective board. Positions will provide assessment, discharge planning, group therapy, and individual treatment for patients receiving in-patient psychiatric stabilization and/or detox services. Please visit http:// northcarolina/default.cfm to apply.


AvAILABLE POSITIONS • MERIDIAN BEHAvIORAL HealtH Cherokee County: JJTC Team Clinician Seeking

FAMILY PRESERvATION SERvICES OF HENDERSONvILLE Family Preservation Services of NC has a very

exciting leadership opportunity in our Hendersonville office. • Clinical Coordinator: As a fully licensed Mental Health Therapist, you will work closely with the Regional Director insuring the highest quality care is provided to our clients. Responsibilities include staff supervision, program monitoring, utilization review and quality assurance. Two years post license experience is required along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel). Joining our team makes you eligible for a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should send their resume to

LEAD RESIDENTIAL COUNseloR • Eliada is in need of experienced staff to provide structure and guidance to residential staff by role-modeling the effective implementation of the Eliada treatment model while maintaining a supportive and therapeutic environment for the student population. • Duties: role model crisis prevention and assume a leadership role in crisis intervention situations; participate in the creation and implementation of individualized treatment plans and therapeutic activities for students; meet regularly with the Program Manager and implement suggested feedback; complete all required mental health documentation. • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and 6 months of behavioral health experience preferred; high school diploma/GED and 18 months of behavioral health experience required; must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Applications should be submitted through the agency’s website at

MAKE A DIFFERENCE NC Mentor is offering free informational meetings to those who are interested in becoming therapeutic foster parents. The meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday 6:30pm7:30pm (snacks provided) and 4th Friday 12pm-1pm (lunch provided). • If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life, please call Rachel Wingo at (828) 6962667 ext 15 or e-mail Rachel at• Become a Therapeutic Foster Family. • Free informational meeting. NC Mentor. 120C Chadwick Square Court, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST • MERIDIAN BEHAvIORAL HEALTH Positions open for Peer Support Specialists to work in a number of our recovery-oriented programs for individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health challenges. Being a Peer Support Specialist provides an opportunity for an individual to transform

personal lived experience into a tool for inspiring hope for recovery in others. Applicants must demonstrate maturity in their own recovery process and be willing to participate in an extensive training program prior to employment. For further information, please contact Danielle Wittekind, danielle.wittekind@meridianbhs. org

PRn tReatMent staFF • Eliada Homes is in need of experienced staff to provide treatment to our students. • Duties: provide individualized treatment to the student population; effectively utilize the agency’s crisis intervention model; regularly monitor and supervise students; participate in the implementation of therapeutic activities; complete required mental health documentation. • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services discipline and some mental health experience preferred; high school diploma/GED/AA degree required; must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Applications should be submitted through the agency’s website at PROGRAM MANAGER AT RESCARE HOMECARE IN ASHEvILLE/MARION Apply at RCHC NC Asheville Admin. Child and adult care services. Must meet Division requirements for a QMHP.

PSYCHIATRIST Meridian Behavioral Health Services is currently recruiting a psychiatrist for outpatient work with adults in Haywood and Jackson County, NC. There is potential for time at our other adjoining centers. We will consider candidates for part or full time work. We are looking for physicians who have interest and experience in community mental health care - treatment of persistent mental illness as well as addiction. Part of this time could entail initiation of an office based buprenorphine maintenance program in Sylva (Jackson County), with mentoring from two other experienced physicians for those without previous experience in this mode of treatment. Our locations have qualified for education loan repayment programs. NURSE PRACTITIONER We are recruiting a nurse practitioner with previous psychiatric experience to provide outpatient care to adults in a community mental health setting. The position would be primarily located at our office in Sylva, NC with potential for time at our centers in adjoining counties as well. We would consider applicants for either a part or full time position. • Please contact Matt Holmes MD, Medical Director at 828-400-2005, or email: matt.holmes@meridianbhs. org for more information.

RECREATION SPECIALIST • Eliada is in need of an experienced individual to provide recreation activities programming to our preadolescent student population while maintain a supportive and therapeutic environment. • Duties: plan and implement structured and therapeutic activities and promote active student participation; participate in the creation and implementation of individualized treatment and teaching plans; meet regularly with leadership staff and implement suggested feedback; collaborate with TASC and NYPUM coordinators when necessary. • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field and a minimum of 2 years experience working in an educational or behavioral treatment setting; must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Applications should be submitted through the agency’s website at Rn C & B Support Services is seeking a RN to provide assessments and Case Management in an 8 county area. RN must be licensed in the state of North Carolina and have 1 year of pediatric experience. RN must have ability to work both independently and with a team, travel, have good computer skills. Hours are flexible. Send resume to jcuellar491@ or fax to 828654-0644. 828-654-0644.

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


a-B teCH - Executive Director, College Advancement • SUMMARY: Oversees all functions of the College Advancement Division including activities such as Grants Development, Alumni Affairs, Scholarships, College Events and directs the College Foundation. Understands the vision and goals for A-B Tech and College Advancement espoused by the President, and plans and implements programs that increase donations to the

College. • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Human Relations or related field; 2. Five years of senior-level executive experience in a public or private fundraising arena, with a documentable record of significant and successful fund development ($1 million or more annually), constituent relationship management, marketing, and institutional branding; 3. Five years of successfully managing teams, employees, volunteers, and volunteer boards in the achievement of ambitious fund development plans; 4. Three or more years of progressively responsible supervisory, financial and budgeting experience; 5. Three years of demonstrated ability to implement strategic plans with a clear vision for the evolving role of advancement. • PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 1. Master’s degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, or related fields; 2. More than five years of experience and documented history of raising significant dollars; 3. More than five years of successfully managing teams, employees, volunteers, and volunteer boards in the achievement of ambitious fund development

plans; 4. More than three years’ experience of progressively responsible supervisory, financial and budgeting experience; 5. More than three years of demonstrated ability to implement strategic plans with a clear vision for the evolving role of advancement in public institutions of higher education; 6. Experience in a postsecondary foundation; 7. Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credentials or completion of a nationally recognized fundraising certificate. • SALARY RANGE: $70,296 - $79,080. For more information and application instructions please visit https://abtcc.peopleadmin. com/postings/1339

performance management, and staff and faculty training. Provides operational oversight for the human resources department. • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of supervisory Human Resources experience, or Master’s degree and three (3) years of supervisory experience in the HR field. • PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 1. Master’s degree in Human Resources and more than three (3) years supervisory experience in the HR field; 2. PHR or SPHR certification; 3. Community Co.llege experience. • SALARY RANGE: $57,540 - $64,734. For more information and application instruction, please visit https://abtcc.peopleadmin. com/postings/1302

DIRECTOR HUMAN ResouRCes • SUMMARY: Serves to support the human resources, and organizational and professional development functions by leading projects and activities related to: recruitment and selection, employee benefits administration, state and federal compliance, policy administration, employee relations,

ENvIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION • Seeks organizer, policy researcher with strong communication and analytical skills, science background and demonstrated commitment to social justice for full time position. Generous leave and medical benefits. Send resume, two writing samples • NOVEMBER 14 - NOVEMBER 20, 2012 61

freewillastrology SAGITTARIUS (Nov.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

22-Dec. 21)

An environmental organization in New Zealand found that the local fishing industry wastes about 70 percent of its haul. In contrast, Iceland manages to use 96 percent of every fish caught. For example, New Zealand companies throw away most of the liver, roe and heads of the fish, while Iceland has come up with ways to take advantage of all that stuff. Judging from your current astrological omens, Scorpio, I conclude that it’s crucial for you to take your cue from Iceland rather than New Zealand in the coming weeks. Be inventive, efficient, and thorough in harnessing the power of all your raw materials.

"They will say you are on the wrong road," said poet Antonio Porchia, "if it is your own." I suspect you may have to deal with wrongheaded badgering like that in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. In fact, you could experience a surge of discouraging words and bad advice that tries to shoo you away from the path with heart. Some of the push may come from enemies, some from friends or loved ones, and some from deluded little voices in your own head. I hope you won't be demoralized by the onslaught, but will instead respond like a brave hero who uses adversity as a motivating force.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) In old Christian and Islamic lore, the dove was a symbol of the holy spirit. The bird was considered so pure and sacred that the devil, who was an expert shapeshifter, could not take on its form. The dove had a different meaning in other traditions, however. Among the ancient Greeks, it had a special relationship with Aphrodite, the goddess of love. In Rome, its eggs were regarded as aphrodisiacs. Drawing on all these meanings, I'm nominating the dove to be your power animal in the coming week. You will have an excellent chance to intensify your connection with divine truths through the power of love and eros — and vice versa.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your next assignment is to deepen and refine your relationship with your temptations. That doesn't mean you should shed all caution and simply give in to them. Rather, I'm suggesting you escape the bind that makes you feel like you have to either ruthlessly repress your complicated longings or else thoroughly express them. Is there an in-between position you can find? A way you can appreciate the mysterious gift that the temptations confer and not be miserably obsessed by them? A perspective in which you're neither tormented by guilt nor driven to compromise your integrity?

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You're a bit like a professional jet pilot who is operating the pirate ship ride at an amusement park. You resemble a top chef who's shopping for gourmet ingredients in a seedy convenience store. In other words, Gemini, you may feel slightly off-kilter or dispossessed, even though you have a lot going for you. Here's the best possible thing you could do while you wait for the fates to show you how to make a correction: Make it your intention to feel centered, poised, and at peace exactly as you are right now.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is currently enough food available to feed everyone on the planet. The problem is, it's not distributed efficiently. Some people get far more food than they need, and even waste a lot of it, while less fortunate folks go hungry. I invite you to think about whether you might have a metaphorically comparable situation in

your own life, Cancerian. Is there a part of your psyche that's well-nurtured but a different part that receives meager shares of love and support? Are you overstuffed in one way but starved in another? The coming weeks would be an excellent time to correct such an imbalance. (More on food:

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) This horoscope is not an advertisement for ceremonial shovels. I am receiving no payment from a ceremonial shovel company for suggesting that you procure a customized engraved gold digging tool for your own personal use. And I will feel fine if you don't actually get a real one, but instead merely imagine yourself wielding a pretend version. The fact is, Leo, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to do a groundbreaking ritual: to dig up the first scoop of metaphorical dirt in the place where you will build your future dream house, masterpiece, or labor of love.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) I don't think you're fully aware of the game you've been immersed in. You may even be in denial that you're playing it. If I'm right about this, please make it a priority to acknowledge what's going on and identify the exact nature of the game. You can't afford to be innocent about the subterranean forces that are in motion. It's especially important not to be too nice and polite to see the complicated truth. Please note: There's no need to be a cynical shark — that would be as inappropriate a response as being a sweet little lamb. But you should definitely activate your jungle senses.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) On, someone asked members of the community the following: What is your best unanswerable question? Among the more serious offerings were "What is love?", "What is magic?", "Why is there something as opposed to nothing?", and "What is the meaning of life?" Then there were more avant-garde possibilities: "Where do squirrels go during hurricanes?", "Could Jesus microwave a burrito so hot that he himself could not eat it?", and "If I asked you to sleep with me, would your answer be the same as the answer to this question?" After evaluating the current astrological omens, Libra, I urge you to pose your own best riddle — a query that will provide maximum stimulation as you meditate on it during the next four months.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

I'm sure you've got thousands of practical details to attend to. Your schedule may be as busy as it has been in months. But I hope you will find time to do what I consider essential to your well-being, and that is to wander and wonder. In fact, let's make that your motto: to wander and wonder. Even if it's just for a few stolen moments between your serious appointments, allow yourself to meander off into the unknown and marvel at all the curious things you find. Be on the lookout for high strangeness that thrills your imagination, for exotic pleasures that titillate your lust for novelty, and for fertile chaos that blows your mind in all the right ways.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) James Joyce was a great novelist but not much of a fighter. He picked a more imposing and athletic buddy to go drinking with, though: Ernest Hemingway. If the two men encountered any alcohol-induced trouble, Joyce would slink behind his friend and yell, "Deal with him, Hemingway, deal with him!" I don't anticipate that you'll be in the vicinity of any bar scuffles in the coming week, Aquarius. But I do think you would benefit from having a potent and persuasive ally on your side. It's time to add some heft and clout to your arsenal of resources.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Is it possible that you have been too receptive and empathetic for your own good lately? I mean, I love how attuned you are to the ebb and flow of subtle energies — it's one of your most winsome and powerful qualities — but I fear you may be going too far. As heroic as it might seem to be the most sensitive and responsive person in a 10-mile radius, I'd rather see you work on being more self-contained right now. That's why, for a limited time only, I'm recommending that you turn the full force of your touchy-feely solicitude on yourself.

(< 1,000 wd) and 3 references to No calls or hard copy applications, please. Deadline 11/20/12. THE AUTISm SOCIETy OF NORTH CAROLINA (ASNC) is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated Regional Development Associate to lead event management and fundraising activities in our western area. This position is critical to the overall success of our fundraising and awareness activities and is instrumental in ASNC’s ability to provide life-changing services and programs to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families. For more information on this position visit our website at or email


WEB ASSISTANT AND/OR DEVELOPER • Looking for a part-time or project-based web job? Mountain Xpress is seeking the right person to help evolve our online presence. You must have some web skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, mySQL, WordPress), be a team player and want to be a par of a locally focused, social-mediaengaged media outlet. Send cover letter describing how you might fit with the Mountain Xpress mission and needs, along with resume to: webcoordinator@mountainx. com. No phone calls please.


A-B TECH • Chair, Electrical, Electronics Engineering, and Computer Engineering Technologies • SUMMARY: The department chair is responsible for providing successful direction to the academic curriculum of the Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Electrical/ Electronics Technology department. • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. BS/BA degree in Electrical, Electronics, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or closely related; 2. Two years teaching experience; 3. Five years related industry experience; 4. Supervisory experience in the public or private sector. • PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 1. MS/MA degree in Electrical, Electronics, Electronics Engineering, or Computer Engineering; 2. Three years post-secondary teaching experience; 3. Previous academic management/supervisory experience in a post secondary setting; 4. NC Electrical Contractor’s License; 5. NABCEP; 6. Competency in data base programming, high order language, and interface to RFID, barcode and other industrial peripherals; 7. Knowledge of many types of industrial sensors, methods of signal conditioning. • SALARY RANGE: $55,908 $57,696. Please visit https:// postings/1330 for more information and application instructions.

WEB COORDINATOR/ WEBmASTER • Mountain Xpress is seeking the right person to continue the evolution of our online presence. • You must have: 1) Excellent web skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, mySQL, Expression Engine, WordPress); 2) Ability to manage in-house and outsourced projects; 3) Willingness to be a team player; 4) Commitment to a locally focused, social-media-engaged outlet. • The ideal candidate will have experience developing custom, database-driven solutions, as well as modifying existing software. • You will also need experience managing a LAMP web infrastructure with high-availability principles. • Salary based on experience and skill, with benefits package. Send cover letter (that demonstrates your passions, how those passions would fit with Mountain Xpress' mission and needs, and why you'd like to work with us). and resume to: No phone calls please.

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