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via “Look, we want something there: Right now it's like a smile with a missing tooth. We just don't want the new tooth to be gold-plated with a diamond in the middle of it, and the size be so jarring.” This is one example of the thinly veiled racism and classism that underlies the position of the neighborhood association. ... Now that the wealthier white people have crowded out the minorities that used to rent and own homes in this area, they are reluctant to let them back in, even in affordable housing. I think a lot of the objections here are being couched in euphemisms like 'not a good fit for the neighborhood.' What isn't a good fit? Just the architecture? I don't buy that. This is about not wanting the poor, especially poor minorities, in your backyard. ... Face it, living downtown in a growing city involves some compromises. If you want the tire swing in the tree, birds chirping, and all white, rich neighbors move to Biltmore Park. — aaronkai “Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of a cancer cell,” [Jack] Thomson [of the Preservation Society] declares. “If the only reason to grow is because we think it has to happen, then we're not looking at the full equation, especially when it comes to the historic and traditional neighborhoods that encircle downtown.” This is most assuredly not "growth for growth's sake.” This is to provide affordable housing for the people that serve your food, drive your buses, maintain your lawns, and keep this city going from day to day. These people are your neighbors and deserve a place to live that they can afford in this city. — RavenRavinoff

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Welcome to the neighborhood: The proposed Chestnut Hill development is near the historic Princess Anne Hotel. Photo by Max Cooper.

FYI: This is a big renter neighborhood already. More of the homes in the immediate area are rentals rather than owner-occupied, and many of those homes are broken down into multiple units. There are also a handful of apartment buildings as well. It's definitely a mixed-age, mixed-income neighborhood. I think a lot of the issue is "maxing out" these already dense neighborhoods with more than the infrastructure can handle — parking for example, the apartments in older homes means that most folks have to park on the streets and battle guests from the Princess Anne for spots. ... — Avl

True, but zoning actually harms population policy by diverting management funds away from municipal contraception. The connection to population growth is valid but zoning [will] actually cause population growth, not alleviate it. — Alan ditmore

Classic NIMBY. My faves are the people who are generally supportive, but the character isn't quite right. Really? Get over it. We need to up the density in this city, which enables better, sustainable public transportation and less costly sprawl. — indy499

"This is a big renter neighborhood already. More of the homes in the immediate area are rentals rather than owner-occupied and many of those homes are broken down into multiple units." Yes, but they're often rented by private local landlords who scooped up a property or two when it was cheap and now charge four-figure monthly rates. Now, I'm somewhat sympathetic to the argument that if you put the money down, you deserve some reward, but the "fragile community" argument is NIMBY bunk. And yes, call Dr. Freud to talk about that "missing tooth" analogy. — luther blissett

I'll thank the sustainability crowd for not trashing a historic neighborhood. Sustainability is not about new development. Limiting growth and particularly population growth is the key to finding a better balance with the environment. — William Holder

Great article. Lindsey Simerly's point about a vocal few is important. When former planning commissioner Jerome Jones used to vote he would acknowledge that his appointment and job as a planning commissioner required him to vote for the greater good of our community, not

the vocal minority, no matter what their position or class. Those who are lucky enough to buy homes should realize that every time they walk into a store, are waited on in a fancy restaurant, or pick up dry cleaning they are being helped by a person in need of an affordable home which is most likely to be an apartment. — Cindy Visnich Why does everyone pull the race card? Or the NIMBY card? Or the affordable housing card? If the maximum rent on the renovated units is $661, that's not terribly affordable. I can't even afford $661 and I make $40,000 a year. That's what debt brings you. As someone who is very preservation-minded, this is truly an issue of being a good fit architecturally. Listing on the National Register as a district requires that a neighborhood maintain its architectural integrity and its sense of place. From the looks of it, this neighborhood seems to have always been a mix of owners and renters, even from its inception. But that doesn't mean that some ultra-modern apartment buildings need to go up there, nor does it that some Disneylike historical reproduction needs to be built. It means that a happy medium should be (and can be) achieved. — Preservationist I'm president of the Preservation Society, and I believe our organization will be issuing a formal press release on this. But in the meantime, I must point out that this article is misleading in that it infers, based on the cover page headline, the whole proposed project is "affordable housing," when in fact, affordable housing consists of only a small fraction of the work proposed. The Preservation Society has no opposition, and in fact supports the affordable housing component of the Chestnut Street project. That component is the renovation of an existing building for four one-bedroom units of affordable housing. In other words, they're offering to build housing for four poor people. Four.

What we oppose is "spot zoning" that would allow the proposed massive structure to be built right up to the property line, with no set back, and that will contain sixteen two-bedroom condos that will likely be priced so as to be affordable only as second homes for rich people who live elsewhere. We are opposed not to more affordable housing in the neighborhood, but rather to a building for rich people to vacation in the neighborhood. The developer here is holding the affordable housing component hostage, saying that it won't fix up the existing historic structure for poor people unless the city lets them build whatever the developer wants for its rich clients on the vacant lot. I'm disappointed with how the Xpress has played right along with the developer's script, but I guess it makes for a better story to pit one group of concerned citizens against another. I hope that future reporting on this issue will be more thorough. — Ben Scales


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We made every effort to be fair. Rather than playing “right along with the developer’s script,” as Mr. Scales asserts, we quote multiple critics of the project, including some neighborhood residents and extensive views from the Preservation Society’s own director, Jack Thomson. Jake Frankel’s accompanying piece goes into detail about the historic nature of the neighborhood, as well as some of the concerns new development brings. But rather than a false conflict, actual tensions between the goals of density, affordability, and preserving neighborhood character do exist. This is especially true when it comes to the question of development in residential neighborhoods near downtown. Cities can’t do everything for all people at once; it is a journalist’s duty to highlight rather than ignore real choices and conflicts. — David Forbes, Xpress X

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LandsLide! by mat Payne Standing at the pull-off on a gravel road near an unmarked trail in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, geologist Rick Wooten tightens his black webbed utility belt — which holds a camera, a hammer and a Brunton compass. In the shade of his car’s open hatchback, he leans over a Panasonic Toughbook that’s displaying an aerial photograph of the slope above us. The image is overlaid with topographical lines and yellow dots that mark the starting points of five separate rivers of mud, rock and water that, in 1977, merged into one powerful, devastating track — a debris flow, Wooten explains. “In the mountains, landslides are likely to happen where they’ve happened in the past; the geologic conditions haven’t changed,” he says. Although Buncombe County is “pretty stable ground,” the ’77 slide wasn’t the first in this uninhabited area, and it won’t be the last: “Sometimes the modern debris flows have so much material in them that they spill over the banks of the channels cut through the older deposits. That is what we found” here during a statewide landslide survey, Wooten says. Debris flows are the most common type of landslide, particularly in mountainous Western North Carolina, he explains. When such slides happen near homes and highways, the results can be devastating, such as a 2004 slide in Macon County’s Peeks Creek area that destroyed 15 homes and killed five people after Hurricane Ivan brought torrential rains to the region. When there’s a slide, large or small, Wooten’s the guy everyone calls. He helps figure out what happened and how. Wooten is the senior geologist for North Carolina’s Geohazards and Engineering Geology division. He has studied slope movements for

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Rock man When there’s a landslide, North Carolina geologist Rick Wooten figures out what happened and how; here, he examines a rockslide in Jackson County near Sylva. Photo courtesy of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

nearly 30 years (even longer, if you count collecting rocks as a kid). Based in Asheville, he was a featured speaker at the June 5 Rockslide Conference hosted by the Land-of-Sky Regional Council, which aimed to give local governments, businesses, engineers and others the chance to learn about events such as the December 2012 rockslide

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that closed part of Interstate 40 near the Tennessee-North Carolina line for about a month (a 2009 one closed the corridor for much longer). Slides happen, often in the same locations, time and again. In 2010, a Maggie Valley slide cut a 3,000-foot-long swath down the mountain and was 175 feet wide in spots. A state-

wide survey of landslides, spearheaded by Wooten and launched not long after the deadly Peeks Creek event, would have finished mapping Haywood County, but budget cuts halted the project in 2011 with just four counties completed — Buncombe, Henderson, Macon and Watauga. A few weeks before the conference, I met Wooten in the field to talk about his ongoing work. “The term landslide gets used a lot,” he says as we get ready to tour the Bent Creek site. “Typically a landslide is pretty much what it says — where the earth slides down the hill. It’s an intact mass,” says Wooten. Geologists define slope movements by the materials being moved and the way that they travel down the slope, he continues. “Earth” or “mud” flows mean that more than 20 percent of the material caught up in the slide is tiny — silt- or clay-sized. In WNC, “debris” flows are “dominated by sand with gravel- to boulder-size rock fragments,” Wooten explains. Such slides “move like a thick liquid [and] can reach speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour.” Debris slides are the second-most common — a soil mass or debris that moves intact down the slope but can become a flow if hits a water way or there have been heavy rains. In short, Wooten notes, flows and slides “are usually a ‘muddy mess.’” And however you define slides, something has to set them off, he says. “The way [geologists] look at it, there are causes, then there are triggers … usually some sort of blast event. Here [in WNC], rainfall is usually the trigger, but there are other factors — what kind of rock, what kind of soil, [the] shape of the land, what’s been modified, cuts, excavations, fills,” he says. For a slope movement to occur on a section of unmodified “natural” mountainside, there must be 5

to 10 inches of rainfall within a 24-hour period. In areas where there have been changes to the slope — such as cutting into the bank to build a road or house — it can take as little as 3 inches to induce a landslide. In 2009, about 4 inches of rain occurred while Nikki donin’s elderly parents slept in their Maggie Valley home. The rain — and a poorly reconstructed slope for a home above — triggered a slide that swept them downslope. The Donins survived with nothing worse than a broken nose, although the home was flattened and scattered like a discarded game of Pickup-sticks (see “Finding Stable Ground in Landslide Country,” Feb. 4, 2009, Xpress). So far this year, WNC has had above-average rainfall, resulting in more recorded slope movements than what Wooten sees in a typical season. He estimates that there were more than 100 slides in January alone. One mudslide took out Long Branch Road in Maggie Valley and briefly trapped a family and their dog in their home. Slope steepness is another contributing factor for slides. Many WNC homes are built on steep land, and Wooten notes that most slides occur where the grade measures 20 percent or greater. As he walks down the trail, Wooten stops to point out how the rocks themselves tell a story: “A tell-tale sign that a deposit … is from a debris flow, modern or ancient, is when the rock fragments are stacked up on top of each other shingle-style. The rock fragments in younger debris flows are usually hard; those in older deposits are more weathered and crumbly. The soil mixed in with the rock pieces of younger debris flow deposits is usually dark brown; yellow to orange in older deposits (tens of thousands of years); and red to dark red brown in really old deposits (hundreds of thousands of years).” It can be important to know where slides have happened, and could happen again, especially in populated areas. In the 1940s, the remnants of a hurricane caused heavy flooding, landslides and more than a dozen deaths in Watauga County, possibly the most landslide-prone area in WNC.

“The maps are like a landslide inventory. Where they’ve happened, the paths they’ve taken. The bulk of those deposits may be prehistoric, tens or hundreds of thousands of years old,” says Wooten. Most happen in remote areas, he says. Many will happen in the same area again, sooner or later. Leaving the trail, he beelines hundreds of yards through the forest, straight to mounds of rock that seem to have been precisely placed one atop the other. Such piggybacked boulders indicate a fast-flowing slope movement, he says. Other signs, easily visible to the untrained eye, are streams that run on top of the ground rather than in channels carved by centuries of water flow. What’s another way to determine an area’s landslide history? Take to the skies. According to Wooten, aerial photography has been instrumental in helping geologists discover slope movements that otherwise might have gone unnoticed. Comparing old and new photographs can help, and laser technology makes the process even easier. Many scientists use maps created with Light Direction and Ranging (LiDAR) — mounted to an aircraft flying over a designated area, the system creates a precise topographical, he says. “You have an accurate reading taken every 20 feet,” says Wooten. Returning to the car, Wooten unfastens his utility belt, places it in the trunk and then opens his laptop. He points out other features on the LiDAR-generated map and talks further about “run-out zones” and other indications of the ’77 slide’s path. At one point, he comments, “Not everyone is fortunate enough to do what they love.” And with more slopes moving, more sites to analyze and more maps to make, there’s no sign that Wooten will be put away his hammer and compass anytime soon. X Mat Payne is a former Asheville resident and now a reporter in Clayton, Ga. News Editor Margaret Williams contributed to this report. She can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 152, or

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air fresHener federal proGram funds clean-air initiatives for diesel veHicles by brandy carl It’s 7 a.m. and you’re stuck behind a school bus sputtering enough diesel exhaust to make you cough. These fumes are wrought with microscopic soot known as particulate matter (PM), as well as toxins like nitrous oxide (NOx). A component of smog, PM can line the lungs, and contribute to serious respiratory and heart problems, especially for children, the elderly and those with allergies or asthma. NOx fumes contribute to ground-level ozone, too, and lead to lung cancer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In short, these emissions can kill. But next year, a proposed 70 percent cut to the federal budget for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) could trickle down to local programs that aim to clear the air. Fortunately, several Buncombe County programs are addressing the problem — even on a shoestring budget. “I work out of a state budget, mostly, with very little local monies,” says Joe Hough, transportation director for Buncombe County Schools.

In 2002, the school system received a $75,000 EPA grant to retrofit its diesel fleet. Hough says the money allowed 288 buses to get exhaust recirculation valves, which reduce emissions by burning gas a second time. The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) expanded the program after getting a $274,455 EPA grant to put new valves on school buses in Haywood, Madison and Transylvania counties. “These devices are pretty effective in helping to reduce that particular matter, and that’s really good for school kids who have asthma and lungs that are developing,” adds Bill eaker, coordinator of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council’s Clean Vehicles Coalition. He notes that, five years after Buncombe County launched the retrofit initiative, the EPA required new diesel engines to have the valves. But many school systems still rely on older diesel-spewing buses, as do other public fleets, including fire engines and garbage trucks. “Diesel engines have long lifetimes and could

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tired of exhaust: Young lungs are particularly sensitive to the toxins in diesel pollution, says the EPA. New rules and ongoing programs help get older school buses retrofitted with valves that reduce particulates and other contaminants. (Pictured: Ira B. Jones Elementary kids; photo by Max Cooper). be on the road for 20 years. The ones built before 2007 can really benefit [from retrofits],” says Ashley Featherstone, WNCRAQA engineering supervisor. Almost three years ago, $31,500 in DERAfunded grants from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources and North Carolina Division of Air Quality paid for retrofitting Asheville’s fire engines, according to the city of Asheville’s blog. The money was used to attach diesel oxidation catalysts that burn up extra particulate matter before passing through the muffler, says Eaker. The Clean Vehicles Coalition, he adds, uses both DERA and pre-DERA funds for various projects, such as replacing trash trucks and street sweepers with vehicles that run on natural gas or biodiesel (both of the latter burn cleaner than diesel). Since DERA’s creation, particulate matter and NOx levels have dropped by 98 percent, compared to levels found in 1988, says Allen schaeffer, executive director of Diesel Technology Forum. In Asheville, a mix of federal, state and local initiatives have helped the metro area reduce ozone and smog. For example, the North Carolina Green Schools program tackles the issue from another angle — education. The program “gives [schools] a whole-systems view” for environmental initiatives, such as retrofitting buses or testing air qual-

ity in classrooms, says Executive Director Robin Cape. The program does not provide funding, she explains, but offers a framework for what schools should be doing to be greener, how it can be done and what resources can help. Although DERA grants could total $9 million nationwide this year, the proposed 70 percent cut “would be a blow to our clean vehicle efforts if DERA lost most of its funding,” says Eaker. Meanwhile, agencies are able to use state funding for future projects, though DERA cuts could reduce what’s available, he explains. Nonetheless, Buncombe County has proved that it can do its part in reducing emissions. But the fight for cleaner air and less emissions does not happen at the state level, says Eaker. “If anyone is interested in learning more about diesel-emission programs and reducing emissions from their own fleet and reducing their own petroleum, they should give us a call to discuss that,” he says. “We’d be glad to discuss options, what’s feasible for them, and whether there’d be any grant money for them. We’re about helping ... others green their fleets.” For more information, contact Eaker at 251-6622 or X Brandy Carl is an Xpress news intern and a senior at Western Carolina University. She can be reached at or 251-1333, ext. 128.

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buncombe’s toWns Wrestle WitH budGet season by david forbes For cities and towns across North Carolina, it hasn’t been an easy budget season. A tax overhaul by the GOP-dominated General Assembly may leave many municipalities with reduced revenue, and in Buncombe County, a recent tax revaluation resulted in lower property values in almost every area except the city of Asheville and Black Mountain. Lower values mean less revenue, if property-tax rates stay the same. So how are town managers and staff trying to deal with this challenge?

black mountain Black Mountain saw a rise in property values. Nonetheless, the town’s board increasing the tax rate slightly. Board members are riding out state revenue losses through paying down debt and pushing back some major infrastructure projects. “It's basically a pretty flat budget,” Town Manager Mark settlemyer tells Xpress. Tax rate: A proposed raise from 36.5 cents to 37.5 cents per $100 of property value. Town officials claim that 38 cents is the “revenue neutral” rate.

Weaverville As in other Buncombe municipalities, Weaverville elected leaders and staff are following developments in Raleigh closely, “but we don't know what they're going to do,” Town Manager Michael Boaz says. “The House doesn't agree with the Senate, the Senate doesn't agree with the House, and the governor doesn't agree with anybody,” he tells Xpress. “We have to wait and see what happens before we form any final plans.” If state changes do impact Weaverville's budget, Boaz plans to use the town's reserves to make up the loss in the short-term.

Tax rate: With a roughly 5 percent drop in property values, Weaverville’s budget increases the tax rate from 37.5 cents to 40 cents, just slightly under the revenue-neutral rate.

Woodfin Hit by a nearly 12 percent drop in property value and state changes still unclear, Woodfin's budget process continues. “We're waiting for the General assembly to decide what it's going to do,” Town Administrator Jason Young tells Xpress. The town will likely create an interim budget and “hopefully see where things wind up” in changes to local revenue sources. To avoid a sharp tax increase, Young predicts that a smaller tax increase service cuts will be necessary to balance the budget. “There is no other source of funding, so it would be cuts.” Tax rate: Revenue neutral would be a 5 cents increase, from 26.5 to 31.5, but Young says, “None of my discussions with the board have led to me to think they'll increase the rate that high.”

montreat According to Town Administrator Ron Nalley, despite a decrease in property value, revenue “isn't going up very much or going down, and we actually reduced some expenditures. Everything stays roughly the same.” The town cut some capital and infrastructure projects and is considering a water-rate increase. Tax rate: Montreat is increasing its tax rate from 37 cents per $100 to 38 cents. This is a halfcent less than revenue neutral. X David Forbes can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 137, or

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time for school? One of only a handful of attendees to speak at a public hearing on the budget, Candler resident Michelle Pace Wood asked commissioners to consider funding a new intermediate school in Enka.

by Jake frankel Buncombe County Commissioners held a June 4 public hearing on their $337 million budget proposal, but they didn’t hear much from the public. Only a few residents stood up to the podium to make their views known during the short session. The plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins July 1, calls for raising the property tax rate by roughly 15 percent to cover a drop in property values, increased funding requests and unfunded federal mandates (see “Paying the Cost,” June 5 Xpress). And at the hearing, Candler resident Jerry Rice, an outspoken regular meeting attendee, called that an “ungodly” amount. “We’re going to feel the pain from this tax increase much worse than you might think,” he asserted. Other attendees expressed no complaints about the proposed rate of 60.4 cents per $100 of property value (the current rate is 52.5 cents). Instead, speakers asked commissioners to fund projects they’re involved in. Candler resident Michelle Pace Wood, who ran for commissioner in District 3 last year, said she was there to speak on behalf

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of Equal Education for Enka, a community group of more than 200 residents. She asked the commissioners to consider financing a new intermediate school in the Enka district in coming years. Meanwhile, Carl silverstein, executive director of the Southern Highlands Conservancy, urged the commissioners to include $242,000 in the budget for easements to protect land from development. In response, commissioners remained mostly silent. Commissioner Joe Belcher was the sole member of the board to share his thoughts. Praising the teamwork of staff and commissioners who helped draft the plan, he called the responsibility of covering millions in unfunded mandates “a heavy lift.” “Am I happy with everything? No,” he added, maintaining that he and his colleagues will continue looking for ways the county can cut costs once they approve a final budget June 24. “We will continue working on saving money,” he said. “We’ll work on it everyday.” X Jake Frankel can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 115, or

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scHool cHoice isaac dickson construction likely set for next year, ams pusHed to 2018 by Jake frankel As the deadline to finalize the county budget approaches, Buncombe commissioners huddled with staff June 4 to make decisions on two new Asheville city school buildings. The most recent estimated cost for a new Isaac Dickson Elementary school building is $20.2 million, while a new Asheville Middle School facility would be $41.5 million, said County Manager Wanda Greene. In March, she asked the school system to bring construction costs down from an original proposal that totaled about $65 million. After a value engineer analyzed the Dickson plan, the most recent estimate actually went up by about $2 million — to a total of $20.2 million, Greene told commissioners. The initial $47 million estimate for the middle school dropped, on the other hand. Design details are about a year away from being final for the latter project, whereas the Dickson plans are nearly complete, she explained. Financing both projects at the same time would be prohibitively expensive, Greene said. And after a lengthy lunchtime discussion, commissioners instructed her to plan on funding the Dickson project now, but consider delaying the middle school project until 2018. A vote on the capital plan is scheduled for June 25; if approved, construction would likely begin on Dickson in early 2014, with students moving to a temporary facility at the Randolf Learning Center in Montford halfway through the school year, said Greene. If the school system is able to reduce costs for the new middle school below the current estimate, the county could accelerate the timeline, financing construction before 2018, noted Greene. "I'd hate for the Asheville Middle School kids to get started so late," said board Chair david Gantt. Commissioner Joe Belcher worried that if the middle school project is delayed, construction costs and interest rates could go up. But Greene emphasized that the county couldn't afford to pay $41.5 million for the new middle school for several years, if commissioners chose to move forward with financing the elementary school. Vice Chair Holly Jones urged Greene to tell school officials, "The more money you save, the quicker the timeline." Meanwhile, commissioners also instructed Greene to negotiate a deal with school officials that would direct any money saved from increased efficiencies at the new buildings toward paying back the debt. Architectural plans call for a variety of features that are

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likely to save energy costs, including geothermal heating/cooling, a solar-based water system and electricity arrays, natural lighting and more. If the school system gives that savings back to the county to help pay back the project debt, "that would be great skin in the game," said Jones. The budget proposal for 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins July 1, already calls for raising the property tax rate by roughly 15 percent. And anticipating possible concerns over the cost of the new schools from county residents, Commissioner david King said, "Everyone has to understand, we're not bailing out the city schools. ... We're providing

schools for county residents, who happen to live in the city." State law places county governments in charge of funding the capital needs of all public schools within their borders. Meanwhile, despite expressing disappointment that the cost of Dickson is higher than county officials had hoped, Jones, who has been pushing for new buildings for years, expressed enthusiasm for the projects overall. "We're on the edge of getting these two schools happening, and this is awesome," she exclaimed. "I think we can get there." X Jake Frankel can be reached at 251-1333, ext. 115, or


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calendar categories community events & workshops / social & shared-interest groups / government & politics / seniors & retirees / animals / technology / business & careers / volunteering / health programs / support groups / helplines / sports groups & activities / kids / spirituality / arts / spoken & written word / festivals & gatherings / music / theater / comedy / film / dance / auditions & call to artists Calendar for June 12 - 20, 2013 unless otherwise stated, events take plaCe in asheville, and phone numbers are in the 828 area Code. day-by-day Calendar is online Want to find out everything that's happening today -- or tomorrow, or any day of the week? Go to events. weekday abbreviations: SU = Sunday, MO = Monday, TU = Tuesday, WE = Wednesday, TH = Thursday, FR = Friday, SA = Saturday

animals asheville humane soCiety 14 Forever Friend Lane. Info: or 761-

2001. • 2nd & 4th FRIDAYS, 11am3pm - Pet adoption will be held at Pet Supplies Plus, 1856 Hendersonville Road. brother wolf animal resCue A no-kill organization. Info: or 505-3440. • WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-1pm - Outward Hounds invites the public to take adoptable dogs on local hikes. Meets at BWAR, 31 Glendale Ave. Free. Community partnership for pets • 1st & 3rd SATURDAYS, noon3pm - Community Partnership for Pets will sell low-cost spay/ neuter vouchers the Blue Ridge Mall, 4 Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville. Info: 693-5172 or

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

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

paid listinGs Paid listings lead the calendar sections in which they are placed, and are marked (pd.). To submit a paid listing, send it to our Classified Department by any of the following methods. Be sure to include your phone number, for billing purposes. e-mail: fax: (828) 251-1311, Attn: Commercial Calendar mail: Commercial Calendar, Mountain Xpress, P.O. Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802 in person: Classified Dept., Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall St. (the Miles Building), Ste. 214, downtown Asheville. questions? Call our Classified Department at (828) 251-1333, ext. 335.

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skills for living: Learn to process a chicken, care for fractured bones in the wilderness, craft a bow and arrow and much more at the Firefly Gathering, Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23. Photo courtesy of The Firefly Gathering. (pg. 35)

free spay vouChers • The Humane Alliance offers free spay services for female felines. Pick up a Dudley Fund voucher at Humane Alliance, Pet Harmony, BWAR, Friends 2 Ferals or Asheville Humane Society. Info and appointment: or 252-2079. furever friends • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 10am-5pm - Furever Friends Animal Rescue Network and Sanctuary will host feline adoptions at Petco, 825 Brevard Road. Info: 398-4943. piedmont ClassiC paso fino horse show • TH (6/20) through SU (6/23) - The Asheville Alive Piedmont Classic Paso Fino Horse Show will be held at the WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, featuring vendors, food and more. Free to attend. Info:

art JG photo Gallery (pd.) Inside Chocolate Gems 25 Broadway (Next to Strada) Open every day. Info: (828) 302-1988 or http:// Photographs by John Gellman. John lives at the crossroads of eclectic documentary and fine art photography with a dash of rock ‘n roll (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, George Harrison) thrown in. alternate roots asheville Community art show • SA (6/15), noon-4pm - The Alternate ROOTS Asheville Community Art Show will feature local artists who "demonstrate a commitment to making work in, with, by, for and about their communities." Held at Burton Street Community Center and Peace Garden, 134 Burton St. Free. Info:

ameriCan folk art and framinG Oui-Oui Gallery is located at 64 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 281-2134. • Through WE (6/19) - On the Shore, works by self-taught Southern artists. • Through (WE (6/26) - Farm to Table, painting and pottery on the theme of "growing, preparing and serving the season’s abundant crops." art at asu Exhibits take place at Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, unless otherwise noted. Tues.-Thurs. & Sat., 10am-6pm; Fri., noon-8pm. Donations accepted. Info: or 2627338. • Through SA (8/3) - Victor Ekpuk: Drawing Memories will be on display in Gallery B and Mayer Gallery's West Wing. • Through SA (8/3) - Negotiation of the Secret Society Cloth: An

Exploration of Ukara will be on display in Gallery A and Mayer Gallery's West Wing. • Through SA (8/3) - The BFA senior studio exhibition will be on display in the Community Gallery's East Wing. asheville area arts CounCil Gallery 346 Depot St. Tues.-Sat., 11am4pm. Info: or 258-0710. • Through FR (6/28) - Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina Traveling Postcard exhibition. • FRIDAYS, 9-11am - Artist business brainstorming sessions will feature one-on-one opportunities for artist entrepreneurs. Free or by donation. Call to confirm dates. asheville art museum Located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 1-5pm. Programs are free with admission unless otherwise noted. Admission: $8/$7 students and

seniors/Free for kids under 4. Free first Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Info: or 253-3227. • Through SU (9/29) - PLAY, works from the permanent collection, will be on display in the East Wing. • Through SU (6/23) - Aaron Siskind: Abstract Expressionist Photographer will be on display in the North Wing. • Through SU (9/1) - A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar. asheville bookworks 428 1/2 Haywood Road. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 1-5pm; Sat., 1-4pm. Info: ashevillebookworks.

com or 255-8444. • Through SA (6/29) Homegrown Alphabets, a juried letterpress exhibit. asheville Gallery of art 16 College St. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: or 251-5796. • Through SU (6/30) - Artist of the month: John Anderson. Wee Ones - New Whiskey Paintings, miniature watercolor and ink paintings. blaCk mountain Center for the arts 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm. Info: or 669-0930.

• Through WE (6/12) - The Art in Bloom exhibit will precede the Art in Bloom event, scheduled for June 13-15. • FR (6/14) & SA (6/15), 10am5pm - The Art in Bloom exhibit will feature fine art from regional galleries with floral interpretations by area Ikebana and traditional floral designers. $5 benefits the center. • TH (6/13), 6pm - Gala preview party. $30. • FR (6/14), 7:30pm - Music and storytelling with Joe Penland and Cathy Arrowood. $20 includes exhibit admission. • FR (6/14) & SA (6/15), 10am4pm - A self-guided cottage garden tour will feature six gar-

dens and plein air painters. $15 includes exhibit admission. • MO (6/17) through FR (6/21) Plein air paintings from the Art in Bloom Cottage Garden Tour will be on display at the center.

Opening reception. $3/free for members. • SA (6/15), 10am - Curator Vladimir Belogolovsky will give an illustrated lecture about Harry Seidler. Free.

blaCk mountain ColleGe museum + arts Center The center is located at 56 Broadway and preserves the legacy of the Black Mountain College. Tues. & Wed., noon4pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 350-8484. • FR (6/14) through WE (8/21) Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design. • FR (6/14), 5:30-7:30pm -

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38 Biltmore Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, and Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 251-0202. • Through TU (7/23) - Along the Trail, works by eight regional artists. A percentage of sales benefit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. • Through TU (7/23) - Works by Mark Hewitt and Dana Brown.

Castell photoGraphy 2C Wilson Alley. Wed.-Fri., noon6pm; Sat., noon-7pm, or by appointment. Info: or 255-1188. • Through SA (7/27) - Figures and Space, photography by Eric Baden, Elizabeth Fritts, Roger Ricco and Lauren Semivan. Cradle of forestry events Open daily, 9am-5pm. Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: or 877-3130. • Through SA (6/29) - Our Spectacular Southern


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• Through SU (8/18) - The North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition, On Common Ground: Pastel Paintings from the Mountains to the Sea, will be on display at the Hickory Museum of Art, 243 Third Ave. N.E., Hickory. Info:

dusty roads • Through WE (7/31) - Dusty Roads, photography by Barbara Sammons, will be on display at the Canton Public Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave. Info: or 648-2924. eClipse salon 16 Wall St. Tues.-Fri., 9am-6pm; Sat., 9am-5pm. Info: or 285-0019. • Through SU (6/30) - Paintings by Matthew Zedler.

penland sCholarship auCtion • TH (6/20), 8pm - Penland School of Crafts will host silent and live auctions, to benefit its scholarship programs, at 67 Doras Trail, Penland. Free. Info: or 765-2359.

firestorm Cafe & books Located at 48 Commerce St. Free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 2558115. • Through SU (6/30) - Political printmaking by local activists and MFA graduates Chelsea Ragan and Adam Void.

push skate shop & Gallery Located at 25 Patton Ave. Mon.Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Info: or 225-5509. • Through TU (6/18) - The Art and Time Squanderings of Richard Kirby.

flow Gallery 14 South Main St., Marshall. Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Info: avl. mx/aw. • Through SA (6/15) - Animal Gods, works by Becca Floyd (clay).

red house studios and Gallery 310 W. State St., Black Mountain. Thurs.-Sun., 11am6pm. Info: or 6690351. • Through MO (6/24) - All Creatures Great and Small.

folk art Center MP 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open daily from 9am6pm. Info: or 298-7928. • Through SU (6/30) - Works by Norma Bradley (fiber) and Rebecca Kempson (mixed media). • Through SU (6/23) - Works by graduates of Haywood Community College’s professional crafts department. folk art Game boards • Through SU (6/30) - An exhibit of hand-painted folk art game boards (checkers and tic-tactoe) by Francine Menor will be on display at the West Asheville Library, 924 Haywood Road. Info: 250-4750. foundry 92 Charlotte St. Hours: Mon.Sat., 10am-6pm. Info: www. • Through WE (7/31) - Dive into the Plastiquarium, works by David Edgar. haen Gallery 52 Biltmore Ave. Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 10am-6pm; Tues. & Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., noon5pm. Info: or 254-8577. • Through TH (6/30) - Inward Aspects, works by Steven Seinberg, Marci Crawford Harnden and Tim Anderson. handmade in ameriCa Located at 125 S. Lexington Ave. Info: handmadeinamerica. org or 252-0121. • Through WE (7/10) - Works by Akira Satake will be on display at Beverly-Hanks, 1 Town Square Blvd., Suite 140.

seven sisters Gallery 117 Cherry St., Black Mountain. Summer hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am6pm and Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 6695107. • Through SU (8/11) - Ceramics and paintings by Denise Riddle.

come to papa: Enjoy an “epic day for dad” at AVL Father’s Fest 2, an afternoon of music, food, games and more at Highland Brewing Company on Saturday, June 15. Art by Stu Helm. (pg. 21)

• TH (6/13), 5:30-8pm - Opening reception for Akira Satake. • FR (6/14) through FR (9/13) Needled: Contemporary Needle Craft. • FR (6/14), 5:30-8pm - Opening reception for Needled. or 232-4260. • Through WE (7/10) - Works by Juan Benavides, Geza Brunow, Douglas Stewart and Honour Hiers Stewart.

haywood County arts CounCil Unless otherwise noted, showings take place at HCAC's Gallery 86, 86 N. Main St., Waynesville. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. Info: haywoodarts. org or 452-0593. • Through SA (6/29) Appalachia.

74 N. Lexington Ave. Info: 2582004. • Through TH (7/4) - Truth and Tangents, mixed media by Gin S. McGill.

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the bender Gallery 12 S. Lexington Ave. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: or 505-8341. • Through SA (8/31) Meditations: What Lies Beneath the Surface. transylvania Community arts CounCil Located at 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-4:30pm. Info: or 884-2787. • MO (6/17) through WE (7/3) Transylvania Art Guild summer arts showcase.

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true blue art supply 30 Haywood St. Mon.-Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Info: • FR (6/14) through SU (6/30) Works by Adam Strange. • FR (6/14), 6:30-8pm - An opening reception will feature refreshments and music by Wendi Loomis.

Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way. 9am-5pm daily. Info: or 6652492. • Through SU (9/22) - TwentyFirst Century Clay, pottery by Matt Jones.

upstairs artspaCe 49 S. Trade St., Tryon. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm. Info: or 8592828. • Through SA (7/13) - Works by the Mountain Sculptors group.

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woolworth walk • Through FR (6/28) - A solo show of works by Ali Douglass will be on display at Woolworth Walk, 25 Haywood St. Info: 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 WE (6/26) - Postcards from Asheville exhibit.

art/craft fairs asheville art in the park • SATURDAYS through (6/29), 10am-6pm - Asheville Art in the Park will feature regional artists, local food and more. Held Pack Square Park. Free. Info: indoor flea market • 3rd SATURDAYS, 7am-2pm - The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will host an indoor flea market at the Old Armory Recreation Center, 44 Boundary St., Waynesville. Free to attend. Info: 456-9207. ooh la la Curiosity market • SA (6/15), 10am-4pm - This market will include local art, jewelry, music and a raffle to benefit Animal Haven, a no-kill shelter located in Asheville. Held in Pritchard Park. Info: paris of the south flea market • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 8am-3pm - The Paris of the South Flea Market will feature a "gypsy-style" market including handmade clothes, jewelry, art, food trucks and live music. Held at U.S. 70 at Lytle Cove Road. Free to attend. Info: the little flea • SATURDAYS, 3-7pm - The Little Flea will feature produce and "hand-selected fare and wares" behind Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Road. Free to attend. Info:

auditions & call to artists anythinG that floats parade • Through TH (8/8) - Registration for RiverLink's Anything That Floats Parade will be accepted through aug. 8. Info: artful bra ChallenGe • Through SA (6/29) - The Artful Bra Challenge will accept submissions of decorated bras, to benefit Ladies Night Out cancer screenings, through June 29. Info: or

505-8280. asheville Community theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • WE (6/12), 6-8pm - Auditions for Steel Magnolias. Cremation urn exhibition • Through FR (8/2) - Shine on Brightly seeks lidded vessels and containers for its cremation urn exhibition. Submissions accepted through aug. 2. Info: info@ hard times writinG Contest • Through SU (6/30) - The Writers' Workshop will accept submissions for its Hard Times Writing Contest through June 30. Info: or heart of blue ridGe bbQ festival • The Heart of Blue Ridge BBQ Festival seeks volunteers for its June 14 and 15 event in Tryon. Info: or 859-7427. JaCk of hearts • ONGOING - Jack of Hearts Pub and Restaurant seeks works by local artists. Info: marketing@ or (510) 8568587. lake eden arts festival • Through SA (6/15) - LEAF will accept applications from handcraft artists for its fall festival through June 15. Info: theleaf. com. mountain heritaGe award • Through MO (6/24) - WCU will accept nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award through June 24. Info: philyaw@

benefits dorothea benton frank author lunCheon • TH (6/20), 11am-3pm - New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank will share her newest novel at this friends of madison County library fundraiser luncheon. Held at the Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road. $40. Info and tickets: 649-3741. bloCk party fundraiser • SA (6/15), 9am-4pm Christopher’s Computers and The Wine Guy will host a block party, to benefit eliada and oxford home for Children, featuring food, raffles and music. Held at Christopher's Computers, 549 Merrimon Ave. $40 from each computer repair will be donated/$5 raffle tickets. Info: christopherscomputers. com/fundraiser.

an eveninG in the Garden • FR (6/14), 7:30pm - "An Evening in the Garden," to benefit forest Garden learning Center, will feature "fun with friends and family." "The no-mic stage is open." Held at Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle, Black Mountain. By donation. Info: 280-0824. father's day Garden tour • SU (6/16), 1-5pm - This tour will highlight the "eclectic and beautiful" gardens of Montford and spotlight native species that attract pollinators. Tour includes eight private gardens. Proceeds benefit asheville Greenworks. $20. Info and registration: Golden Garden party • SA (6/15), 3-8pm - A golden garden party, to benefit food for people, will feature music by Jamie Laval, along with Indian music and food from Mela Indian Restaurant. Held at a private home in Leicester. $20/$10 children 12 and under. Info and directions: 683-4425. leaf sChools and streets • WEDNESDAYS, 5-7pm - Wine tasting and jazz music, to benefit leaf schools and streets, will be held at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St. $5 suggested donation. Info: or plates for the parkway • Through TH (6/13) Restaurants in Asheville, Blowing Rock and Waynesboro will donate a portion of sales to Plates for the Parkway, to benefit the blue ridge parkway foundation. Info and participating restaurants:

wine tastinG • We (6/19), 5-7pm - A wine tasting, to benefit pisgah legal services, will be held at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St. $10. Info: or

classes, meetinGs & events free maC basiCs Classes at Charlotte street Computers (pd.) Mac Basics Classes are now FREE at Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte Street, 9:30 - 10:30am weekdays. Mondays - Mac OS X Basics Level 1, Wednesdays - iPad Basics Level 1, Thursdays Mac OS X Level 2, Fridays - iPad Basics Level 2, first Tuesday of each month - iPhoto, second Tuesday each month - Safari, third Tuesday each month iCloud, fourth Tuesday each month - iMovie. Register at www.charlottestreetcomputers. com/classes. musiC lessons with moses atwood (pd.) Find your own musical style-- All levels welcome. Songwriting. Voice. Guitar. Piano. Dobro. Music Theory. $30 an Hour. mosesatwood@gmail. com apple valley model railroad Club Located at the Hendersonville Depot at the corner of 7th Avenue and Maple Street. Info: • Through TU (12/31) - Coming of the Railroad, a replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade. Sat., 10am-2pm & Wed., 1-3pm.

run for kids' sake • SA (6/15), 8:30am - The Run For Kids' Sake off-road 5K, to benefit big brothers big sisters, will depart from Warren Wilson College. $30. Info: avl. mx/t3.

asheville makerspaCe meetup • TUESDAYS, 6pm - This open group "for people who make stuff" will meet to discuss ideas and plan projects. All disciplines are welcome and all levels of experience are encouraged to join. Held at Asheville Brewing Company, 77 Coxe Ave. Free. Info:

the Cantina GivebaCk • Through SU (6/30) - The Cantina Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar, 10 Biltmore Plaza, will donate a portion of proceeds to Children first/Cis. Restaurant prices vary. Info: childrenfirstbc. org or cantina.

ethiCal soCiety of asheville • SU (6/16), 2-3:30pm - A meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville will discuss the United Nations and ethical culture. Held at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road. Free. Info: or 687-7759.

the vanishinG wheelChair • 3rd SATURDAYS, 7pm “Magic, Mirth and Meaning,â€? to benefit the vanishing wheelchair, will feature the talents of Vanishing Wheelchair members at Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road. $10/$5 children. Info:

latino steerinG Committee meetinG • WE (6/19), 10am - This group meets to discuss and learn about issues affecting the Latino community in Buncombe County. This month's topic: Therapeutic foster homes. Open to the public. Held at the YWCA, 185 S. French Broad Ave. Info:

pisGah astronomiCal researCh institute Located at 1 PARI Drive, Rosman. Info: 862-5554 or pari. edu. • FR (6/14), 7pm - A presentation on the summer night sky and celestial objects. $20/$15 seniors and military/$10 children under 14. Registration required. remember newtown • WE (6/12), 4:30-5:30pm - A "Remember Newtown" demonstration will be held between the Fletcher Ingles and Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. Bring posters and wear green or black to commemorate Sandy Hook shooting victims. Info: 693-9804. • SA (6/15), 1pm - A monthly vigil will be held at Hendersonville's Historic Courthouse, Second and Main Streets. • WE (6/19), 4:30-5:30pm - A vigil will be held at our Seasons Boulevard and Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. sidewalk antiQue and vintaGe show • SA (6/15), 9am-5pm - A sidewalk antique and vintage goods show will be held on Main Street in Hendersonville. Free to attend. Info: 233-3216. youth outriGht • SU (6/16), 4-6pm - Youth OUTright will present a movie night for LGBTQ youth at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St. Free. Info:

dance beGinner swinG danCinG lessons (pd.) 4 week series starts first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. $12/week per person. • No partner necessary. Eleven on Grove, downtown Asheville. Details: www.swingasheville. com sexy burlesQue floor danCinG Class (pd.) 8 Week Series starts June 19, 7:30 PM. Dancing on the floor is hot! Learn classic and new seductive moves. $64 for 8 weeks. Sign up at IDoDances. com, 828-275-8628, More dance classes available! asheville ballroom danCe Asheville Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: or 274-8320, unless otherwise noted. • THURSDAYS, 8-8:50pm Bachata lesson. $10. • FR (6/14), 8-10pm - Friday line dance, featuring Denna Yockey. Lesson at 7pm. $10. • SA (6/15), 8-11pm - Saturday evening ballroom dance. Lesson at 7pm. $10 dance/$5 lesson.

more." Held at the Edelweiss Events Space, 697-D Haywood Road. Free. Info: or avl. mx/t9. 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: seCrets: freeinG the hidden story • TH (6/20) through SA (6/22), 7:30pm - Community Choreography Projects presents Secrets: Freeing the Hidden Story at Diana Wortham Theater, 2 S. Pack Square. Procees benefit Four Seasons Hospice. $18. Info: communitychoreography. com.


riverlink Info: 252-8474, ext. 11, or riverlink. org. • SU (6/16), 1:30-5:30pm RiverLink invites the public to help clean the Big Ivy River. Carpools depart from the RiverLink offices. Registration required. • WE (6/19), noon-4pm - The public is invited to work on RiverLink's new watercraft landing. Group meets at RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 144 Riverside Drive. • TH (6/20), 11:45am-2pm - A RiverLink bus tour of the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers will meet at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. $15/free for members. Info and registration: 252-8474. sinG for the Climate • 3rd SATURDAYS, 5pm Asheville's Green Grannies invites the public to "Sing for the Climate" at Vance Monument downtown. Info and song:

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bavarian folk danCe lessons • TUESDAYS, 7pm - "Learn the polka, landler, shottisch, waltz, schuhplattler, la russe and

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• WE (6/12), 5:30-7pm Asheville Green Drinks will present "Hemp Hemp Hooray," featuring a panel discussion, free beer and snacks, a fashion show and more, and at Mojo Coworking, 60 N. Market St. Free. Info: ashevillegreendrinks. com.


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comedy Comedy open miC • FRIDAYS, 8pm - Hosted by Bar of Soap, 333 Merrimon Ave. Info: 255-7710 or comedybarofsoap. disClaimer Comedy • FRIDAYS, 8-9:30pm Disclaimer Comedy presents weekly stand-up at Elaine's Piano Bar in the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. Free. Info: disClaimer stand-up open miC • WEDNESDAYS, 9pm Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge open mic is held at the Dirty South Lounge, 41 N. Lexington Ave. Free. Info: upstart stand-up • 3rd MONDAYS, 8pm - Jack of Hearts, 10 S. Main St., Weaverville, presents a monthly competitive stand-up comedy event. Eight comics compete for cash prizes. Free. Info:

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art blooms in black mountain What: Art in Bloom, to benefit Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Where: Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. When: Thursday, June 13, through Saturday, June 15. See website for schedule and cost: or Why: For the past seven years, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts has exploded with blooms of all colors and sizes. Floral designers flock to BMCA to interpret works of art with fresh flowers, letting viewers enjoy the ephemeral beauty of the garden from the inside. The exhibit showcases both Japanese Ikebana-trained and Western-style floral designers. A gala kicks off the festivities on Thursday at 6 p.m., just after the designers finish their arrangements. The exhibit is open to the public on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A self-guided cottage garden tour will feature local artists painting en plein air at six area gardens. These freshly painted masterpieces will be on display from Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, at BMCA. If you're looking for some music to go with your greenery, the "friends and flowers" theme of this year's festivities begs for a little music between old chums. Mountain storytellers and singers Joe Penland and Cathy Arrowood will perform on Friday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. and tickets to the concert include admission to the exhibit. Photo by Mary Lounsbury

grilling challenge, crafts and a family obstacle course. Held at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway. $18 per family of four/$12.50 per family in advance. Info: blue ridGe bbQ and musiC festival • FR (6/14) & SA (6/15), 10am11pm - The Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival will feature food, crafts, the Great American BBQ Tour and activities for kids. Held at Harmon Field, 272 Harmon Field Road, Tryon. $8/children under 12 free/free Friday 10am2pm. Info and schedule: bluff mountain musiC festival • As (6/15), 10am-7pm - The 18th annual Bluff Mountain Music Festival will feature acoustic music, dance, silent auctions, art, food, family fun and more. Held at 315 Bridge St. in downtown Hot Springs. Proceeds benefit the Madison County Arts Council and other local nonprofits. Free to attend. Info: 6491301 or lure of the draGons boat raCe and festival • SA (6/15) - The day-long Lure of the Dragons Festival will feature dragon boat races, vendors, food, music and activities for kids. Held on the shore of Lake Lure. Free to attend; visit website for race cost. Info: lure- wnC hiGhlands CeltiC festival • FR (6/14), 4pm-midnight; SA (6/15), 8am-midnight - The WNC Highlands Celtic Festival will feature "haunting bagpipes, thunderous drums, the lilt of fiddles and flutes" and Irish/Scottish celebrations. Held at Asheville Outdoor Center, 521 Amboy Road. $25/$20 in advance. Info: wnc.htm.

film a plaCe at the table • WE (6/19), 6:30pm - Land of the Sky UCC will host a screening of A Place at the Table , a documentary about the child hunger crisis in America. Child care provided; optional talk-back to follow. Held at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall, 123 Kenilworth Road. Info: GenetiC dilemma • TU (6/18), 7-9pm - A screening of Genetic Dilemma: The Gamble of Our Lives will focus on GMOs and herbicides. Organic popcorn will be served. Held at Jubilee!, 46 Wall St. $10 donation. Info: montreat ConferenCe

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Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat. Programs are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 669-2911. • MO (6/17), 6:30pm - Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies, Martin Scorsese’s film about Picasso, Braque, Cubism and early cinema. north by northwest • WE (6/19), 7:30pm - The Asheville Film Society will screen Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest at The Carolina Asheville, 1640 Hendersonville Road. $7/$5. members. Free. Info: siGn painters • TH (6/13), 7pm - A screening of Sign Painters, a documentary about traditional sign painting, will be held at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. Presented by the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. $10. Info: signpaintermovie. silver lininGs playbook • FR (6/14), 7pm - The Groovy Movie Club will screen Silver Linings Playbook at a private home in Dellwood. A mostlyorganic potluck begins at 6:15pm. Free. Info and location: or 926-3508.

soCial JustiCe film niGht • FR (6/14), 7pm - Social Justice Film Night will feature The Witness, a documentary how a "construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood become an impassioned animal advocate." Screened at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. Donations accepted. Info: mnpopi@charter. net or

demoCratiC party or 692-6424. • WE (6/12), 9am - The Henderson County Democratic Party will host a discussion group at Mike’s on Main, 303 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Breakfast at 8am. • WE (6/19), noon- The Henderson County Senior Democrats will meet at 905 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville. Brown bag social time at 11:30am.

food & beer kids oskar blues brewery trolley • SATURDAYS, 5pm & SUNDAYS, 3pm - Oskar Blues Brewery will offer a free trolley to and from Brevard for brewery tours. Departs from Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave. Free. Info:

Government & politics bunCombe County republiCan men's Club • 2nd THURSDAYS, 6:30pm - The Buncombe County Republican Men's Club meets at the Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. Optional buffet dinner at 6pm. Info: henderson County

a-b teCh health sCienCe boot Camp • MO (6/17) through FR (6/21) - A-B Tech will host a Health Science Boot Camp for males ages 14-15. Students will learn how to obtain vital signs, perform basic life support and more. Held on the Asheville campus. Free. Info and registration: 398-7250. Cradle of forestry events Open daily, 9am-5pm. Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Info: or 877-3130. • THURSDAYS through (8/1), 10:30am-noon & 1:30-3pm - The Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club for children ages 4-7 will focus on outdoor-oriented activities that

explore a forest-related theme. $4. Registration required. Junior roller derby • WEDNESDAYS, 4:45pm - Mad Divas Junior Roller Derby, for girls 12-17, holds open registration throughout the year and meets weekly for practice at Tarwheels Skateway, 2134 Highway 70, Swannanoa. No skating experience necessary. $37 per month. Info: maddivas. com. kids safe summer events • Through FR (6/14), 12:303pm - Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Services will offer "Kids Safe Summer" events to highlight water safety, fire precautions and crime prevention. Held at pools throughout Buncombe County. $3 to swim. Info and locations: 250-4260. lake James state park 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Info: 584-7728. • SU (6/16), 2pm - A creek adventure for kids will explore the aquatic life of Paddy's Creek. Wear sunscreen, water shoes and clothes that can get wet. Parents encouraged to attend. Departs from Holly Discovery Trail parking area. mountain marionettes • TH (6/20), 10:30am-noon Mountain Marionettes will pres-

ent a one-day puppet program at Cedar Mountain Community Center, 1065 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain. Ages 3-7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $14 children/ adults free. Info and registration: or 862-8122. summer sCienCe investiGation Camp • MO (7/1) through WE (7/3), 9am-3pm - Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host Smokies Summer Science Investigations for youth entering grades 6-9. Activities include crayfish and salamander research and exotic plants. Held at Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S. 441. Free; registration required. Info: 926-6251. vaCation bible sChool: asheville north sda ChurCh • MO (6/17) through FR (6/21), 6-7:30pm - Asheville North Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host "Sonsurf VBS" at 364 Broadway St. Ages 4-10. Graduation ceremony on June 22. Free. Info:

music alliJah motika • TH (6/20), 7pm - Allijah Motika (folk, acoustic rock) will perform at Edna's of Asheville, 870 Merrimon Ave. Free. Info: or asheville perCussion festival • FR (6/14) through SU (6/16) The Asheville Percussion Festival will feature concerts and work-

shops at Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St. Concerts Fri. and Sat., 8pm. $15 per concert/see website for workshop tuition. Info, schedule and registration: balsam ranGe • TH (6/13), 7pm - Balsam Range (bluegrass) will perform in BRCC's Thomas Auditorium. $15. Info: blaCk mountain drum CirCle • SATURDAYS, 4pm - Steven Townsend hosts a traditional West African drumming workshop, followed by an open drum circle, at the Carver Community Center, 101 Carver Ave., Black Mountain. All skill levels welcome. Free. Info: 669-2052. ConCerts on the Creek • FR (6/14), 7:30-9:30pm Concerts on the Creek will feature the Unspoken Tradition (bluegrass) at Bridge Park, 76 Railroad Ave., Sylva. Free. Info: or (800) 962-1911. dJ transputer danCe party • SA (6/15) & FR (6/21), 7-10pm - A dance party featuring Asheville's DJ Transputer will be held at Pack Square. Music includes house, electro-house, trance and trap. Free. Info: avl. mx/u1. downtown rhythm and brews • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6-9pm The Downtown Rhythm and Brews concert series will be held at Azalea parking lot, Third Avenue and King Street in Hendersonville. Free. Info:

RhythmAndBrewsHendersonville. flat roCk playhouse Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS until (6/22) - Music on the Rock: A Tribute to the Music of Peter, Paul and Mary. 8pm. $24. haywood Community band • SU (6/16), 6:30pm - The Haywood Community Band will perform a Father's Day concert of British music in the Maggie Valley pavilion, adjacent to Maggie Valley Town Hall, 3987 Soco Road. Free. Info:

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• SU (6/16), 5-7pm - BRCC's Music by the Lake will feature Jacob Johnson (singer-songwriter). Held outside beside the college's lake or inside Thomas Auditorium in case of rain. Free. Info: or 694-1743.

• SATURDAYS through (8/31), 7pm - Pickin' in Lake Lure will feature performances by local bands followed by an open jam. Held on the Lake Lure Smokehouse deck, 2795 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure. Free. Info: 674-0677.

old fines Creek danCe and musiC • SATURDAYS, 7-10pm - "Old Fines Creek Dance and Music" will feature music, dance, cake walks and door prizes. Held at The Old Fines Creek School, 192 Fines Creek Road, Clyde. $7/ children 12 and under free. Info: or 736-8925.

piCkin’ in the park • FRIDAYS, 7-10:30pm - Pickin’ in the Park will feature bluegrass and old-time bands at Canton Recreational Park‚ 77 South Penland St. Free. Info:

homeGrown in the park • THURSDAYS, 6:30-8:30pm - Homegrown in the Park will feature local singer-songwritiers performing in Pritchard Park. Free. Info: ashevilledowntown. org.

pan harmonia Info: • TH (6/13), 7:30pm - Kate Steinbeck (flute), Brian Hermanson (clarinet) and Rosalind Buda (bassoon) will perform works by Charles Koechlin, Robert Muczynski and Mabel Daniels in UNCA's Lipinsky Auditorium lobby. $10/students free. • SU (6/16), 4pm - Kate Steinbeck (flute), Brian Hermanson (clarinet) and Rosalind Buda (bassoon) will perform a Father's Day concert at Pretty Place Chapel, YMCA Camp Greenville, 100 YMCA Camp Road, Cedar Mountain. Free.

musiC on main street • FR (6/14), 7-9pm - Music On Main Street presents Wishful Thinkin’ (beach and oldies rock) outside the Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. Free. Info: or 693-9708.

park rhythms • TH (6/20), 7:30pm - Park Rhythms will present Kellin Watson (singer-songwriter) at Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. Free. Info: deanna.stone@ townofblackmountain or 6698610.

hendersonville swinG band • SA (6/15), 7pm - The Hendersonville Swing Band will perform at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 409 E. Patterson St., Hendersonville. $15 suggested donation. Info: 693-3157.

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rivermusiC • FR (6/14), 5pm - David Mayfield Parade, Underhill Rose and Empire Strikes Brass will perform at RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 144 Riverside Drive. Free. Info: or 252-8474. tGif: sweet revenGe • FR (6/14), 6-10:30pm - Sweet Revenge (classic rock) will perform at Morganton's TGIF concert series. 102 E. Union St. Free. Info: downtownmorganton. com. wCu summer ConCert series • TH (6/13), 7pm - WCU's summer concert series will feature STEREOSPREAD (electronic pop) at the university's Central Plaza. Rain location: University Center. Free. Info: or 227-3622. • TH (6/20), 7pm - WCU's summer concert series will feature the Big Nasty Jazz Band (oldtime jazz) at the university's Central Plaza. Rain location: University Center. Free. Info: or 227-3622.

outdoors beautiful lake James Marina • Boat SlipS available (pd.) Beat the Summer rush and reserve a covered, uncovered or houseboat slip. Great location at Canal Bridge. Security, gas sales, marine store and customer lounge. Call (828) 584-0666. www.mountainharbourmarina. com Chimney roCk state park (pd.) Chimney rock at Chimney rock state park is hosting an outdoor viewing of the epic film last of the mohicans, Saturday, June 15th. Gate opens 7:30pm, movie starts at 9pm. Event parking is $12/car or $9 advance tickets on sale June 1-14 (only at Lake Lure Ingles). Cradle of forestry events Open daily, 9am-5pm. Route 276, Pisgah National Forest. Admission: $5/children ages 15 and under free. Some programs require an additional fee. Info: or 877-3130. • SA (6/15), 7:30-9:30pm - A twilight firefly tour will focus on the life cycle and special features of the firefly, followed by a slowpaced walk. $6/$3. events at rei Located at 31 Schenck Parkway. Info: or 6870918. • TH (6/13), 6-8pm - A class on bike maintenance will focus on how to fine tune a derailleur. Please do not bring bikes. $40/$20 members. Registration required. • TU (6/18), 8:15pm - A bike maintenance class will teach participants how to lube a chain,

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fly fishinG 101 • SATURDAYS, 8am & SUNDAYS, 10am - Orvis Asheville, 28 Schenck Parkway, hosts Fly Fishing 101 for beginners, featuring instruction on casting and outfit rigging. Free. Info: 687-0301 or

advanCe Care planninG • WE (6/19), 7pm - A program on advanced care planning will be held in UNCA's Reuter Center. Free. Info: olliasheville. com or 251-6140. Gentle yoGa for every body • TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 9am - A slow and gentle style of yoga, particularly well-suited for all fitness levels, will be hosted at Lakeview Senior Center, 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. $8 suggested donation. Info: kirklandyoga@charter. net.

parentinG the Confident Child (pd.)Simple practical sensitive strategies to help your child or teen manage anxiety and stress, improve self-esteem, stay calm, poised, in control. Ages 9-18. Family Workshops. June 29-30 & July 20-21 & 27-28. 828-2253786 www.formfitnessfunction/ family-workshops

senior trip to dupont state forest • WE (6/19), 9am-4pm - A trip for seniors to DuPont State Forest will depart from the Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $13/$10 members. Bring money for lunch. Info: or 456-2030.

the kids are alriGht! (pd.)Nurture and preserve your child's natural posture and balance while rediscovering your own. Ages 0-8. Family Workshops. June 28-29 & July 19-20 & 26-27. 828-225-3786 www.formfitnessfunction/familyworkshops

senior trip to fontana dam • WE (6/12), 7:30am-5pm - A trip for seniors to the Fontana Dam will depart from Waynesville Recreation Center, 550 Vance St. $15/$12. Bring money for food and shopping. Info and registration: or 456-2030.

asheville Community yoGa Center Located at 8 Brookdale Road. Info: ashevillecommunityyoga. com. • WEDNESDAYS through (7/3), 6-7:30pm - A prenatal yoga series for pregnant women, partners, doulas, midwives and yoga teachers. $40. • FR (6/14), 2-4pm - A mom and baby core connection workshop for post-pregancy mothers and babies between 6 and 12 months old. $20.

work-it CirCuit • WEDNESDAYS, 4-5pm CarePartners will offer "WorkIt Circuit" fitness classes for seniors at CarePartners East Clinic, 2358 U.S. Highway 70, Swannanoa. $7/free for wellness members. Info and registration: 686-3529.

public lectures spirituality horaCe kephart revisited • TH (6/13), 7pm - “Horace Kephart Revisited," with Mae Claxton, George Frizzell and George Ellison. Held in the WCU's Mountain Heritage Center. Free. Info: 227-7129. montreat ConferenCe Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat. Programs are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 669-2911. • Through TH (6/13) - “Let there be ... Creation Stories in Music" seminar. $35 includes CD. • TU (6/18) through TH (6/20) - “What’s the Score?” music in film seminar. $25. publiC leCtures & events at unCa Events are free unless otherwise noted. • SA (6/15), 2pm - Civil War Lecture Series: "Community Under Stress - The Civil War in

social justice through art: Local artists will demonstrate their commitment to economic and social justice at Alternate ROOTS’ community art show on Saturday, June 15 at Burton Street Community Center and Peace Garden. Pictured: 187 by Cleaster Cotton. (pg. 18)

open heart meditation (pd.) Experience easy, wonderful practices that opens your life to the beauty within and connects you to your heart. • Free 7pm, Tuesdays, 5 Covington St. 2960017 or 367-6954 http://www.

Western North Carolina.” Held in UNCA's Reuter Center. $5. Info: or 2516526.

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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.

the world of van GoGh • TH (6/13), 7pm - "The Woeful and Wondrous World of Van Gogh," with Elliot Engel. Held in ASU's Valborg Theatre. $15 includes reception. Info: 2624046.

• FR (6/14), 12:30-4:30pm - A refresher course on age-related physical changes, rules of the road and tips on aggressive drivers. $14/$12 members. Held at Land-of-Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Highway,

asheville Compassionate CommuniCation Center (pd.) Free practice group. Learn ways to create understanding and clarity in your relationships, work, and community by practicing compassionate communica-

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tion (nonviolent communication). 252-0538 or www.ashevilleccc. com. • 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 5:00-6:15 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. ChannelinG your hiGhest self (pd.) Fri-Sun 10am-4pm Communicate with your highest self and ascended beings. Info: channeling 35 Golden keys to who you are and why you’re here • SU (6/16), 11am-noon - “We ask ourselves these questions all the time. The answers determine our purpose in life, often our survival.” Held at Eckankar Center of Asheville, 797 Haywood Road, lower level. Free. Info: or 254-6775. after death CommuniCation • TH (6/20), 7pm - Dr. Damaris Drewry, Ph.D, will discuss "communication from loved ones on the other side" and share experiences that motivated her to write about its exploration and study. Held at the Unitarian Fellowship of Hendersonville, 2021 Kanuga Road. Free. Info: or asheville insiGht meditation • WEDNESDAYS, 7-8:30pm & SUNDAYS, 10-11:30am - "Practice Mindfulness Meditation (also called Vipassana or Insight Meditation) with a supportive group. Mindfulness Meditation cultivates a happier, more peaceful and focused mind." Held at 29 Ravenscroft Drive, Suite 200. Free. Info: or 8084444. Cloud CottaGe 219 Old Toll Circle in Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6000. • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS, 7:30-8am - Sitting meditation. • SA (6/15), 9am-2pm "Mindfulness in Motion" will include a silent five-mile mountaintop hike. Bring lunch. Rain date: July 13. By donation. liGht Center 2196 N.C. Highway 9 S., Black Mountain. Info: or 669-6845.

• WEDNESDAYS, 2:30-3:30pm - Prayer and meditation for United States and world conditions. Free. • ONGOING, 10am-5pm - Open meditation to music with energy balancing lights. 160-acres of meditation hiking trails. By donation. • SUNDAYS, 3-4pm - Prayer/ meditation for world peace. Free. meditation on the Go • SUNDAYS, 7pm - "Increase patience, love, compassion, wisdom and happiness in daily life by learning to put good intentions into practice." Course includes guided meditation, talk and discussion. Held at Rainbow Mountain Children's School, 574 Haywood Road. $8/$5 students and seniors. Info: meditation proGram • SUNDAYS, 5pm - Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Meditation Center near Fairview offers instruction through one-hour silent meditation, followed by singing bhajans and distribution of blessed fruit. Free. Info and location: 2993246 or montreat ConferenCe Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat. Programs are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 669-2911. • WEDNESDAYS until (7/31) The arts in worship lab will help spiritual organizations "create Sunday art for worship and develop new visions for your church." $5. mountain Zen praCtiCe Center • TUESDAYS, 7pm - "Finding compassion for yourself and others through the practice of Conscious Compassionate Awareness," meditation and group discussion guided by the teachings of Cheri Huber. Donations appreciated. Info: shambhala meditation Center of asheville 19 Westwood Place. Visitors welcome; donations accepted. Info: • THURSDAYS, 6-6:45pm Meditation followed by Dharma reading and discussion at 7pm. Meditation instruction offered. • SUNDAY, 10am-noon - A public sitting will feature meditation instruction. "Experience the world as sacred and recognize basic goodness as your birthright." Come for a portion or the entire time. urban dharma 29 Page Ave. See website for temple and gallery hours. Weekly programs are free with $5-$10 suggested donation. Info: or 2256422. • THURSDAYS, 7:30-8:30pm

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- "Cultivating Abundance" will focus on the liturgy of Jambhala. • SATURDAYS, 3-4:30pm Weekly services will alternate between "Call of Compassion” and "Boundless Protection." • TUESDAYS, 7:30-8:30pm - An introduction to meditation will feature two sessions of 20 minute meditation and a walking session.

• MONDAYS through FRIDAYS, noon-5:45pm; SATURDAYS, 11am-6:45pm; SUNDAYS, 1-6:45pm - Buncombe County Pools offer daily open swim sessions. $3. Info and locations: hooP JaM • TUESDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm Hoop Jam invites the public to hula hoop in Pritchard Park. Hoops are available to borrow. Free. Info: ashevilledowntown. org.

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Look hoMeward aSheviLLe (pd.) An illustrated book of poems and stories, by Peter Olevnik, available at Grateful Steps Publishing and at other local book stores. For information: aLL roManCe aLL the tiMe Book CLuB • TU (6/18), 7pm - All Romance All the Time book club will meet at Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave. June book: Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden. Free. Info: Info: or 254-6734. andrew SoLoMon • SU (6/16), 4-5pm - Andrew Solomon will present his book Far From the Tree as part of Autism Pride Week at Diana Wortham Theater, 2 S. Pack Place. $30. Info and tickets: aSheviLLe StoryteLLing CirCLe • MO (6/17), 11:30am-1:30pm The Asheville Storytelling Circle will present original, literary and traditional stories in UNCA's Reuter Center. Info and cost: 274-1123. 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., 2504756) n na = North Asheville Library (1030 Merrimon Avenue, 2504752) n PM = Pack Memorial Library (67 Haywood Street, 250-4700) n SS = Skyland/South Buncombe Library (260 Overlook Road, 250-6488) n Sw = Swannanoa Library (101 West Charleston Street, 2506486) n Library storyline: 250-KIDS. • TU (6/18), 2pm - Book club: Wild by Cheryl Strayed. na --7pm - Book club: City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris. BM • WE (6/19), 5pm - Swannanoa knitters. Sw • TH (6/20), 10am-noon - A kickoff party for Summer Library

Needle and thread: HandMade in America’s new exhibit celebrates “needlepoint as a visionary form of expression” Friday, June 14 through Friday, Sept. 13. An opening reception for Needled: Contemporary Needle Craft will be held on Friday, June 14. (pg. 20)

Fest will feature books, crafts, cave painting, hula hoops and other activities related to "Dig Into Reading." PM --- 2:30pm Book club: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje. SS City LightS BookStore Located at 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info: or 586-9499. • SA (6/15), 6:30pm - Bill “Skywalker” Walker will speak about his books including Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail. • TH (6/20), 10:30am - Coffee with the Poet, featuring Brenda Kay Ledford. Let’S taLk aBout it SerieS • TH (6/20), 4-6pm - The "Let’s Talk About It" summer series will focus on The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Held at Haywood County Library, 678 South Haywood St., Waynesville. Free. Info: stanandlinda@charter. net or 456-5311. MaLaProP'S BookStore and Cafe 55 Haywood St. Info: malaprops. com or 254-6734. Events are free, unless otherwise noted. • WE (6/12), 7pm - Will Schwalbe will present his book The End of Your Life Book Club. • TH (6/13), 7pm - Elliott Holt will present his novel You Are One of Them. • FR (6/14), 7pm - Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite

Runner, will present his new novel And the Mountains Echoed at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square. Hosted by Malaprop's. $15. • SA (6/15), 3pm - Kids are invited to celebrate children's book authors born in June. Sergio Ruzzier will present his children's book Why Mole Shouted and Other Stories. --- 7pm - Vince Vawter will present his book Paperboy. • TU (6/18), 7pm - Comix Club: Books of Magi by Neil Gaiman. --- 7pm - Charlie Lovett will present his book The Bookman's Tale. • WE (6/19), 7pm - Jonathan Rintels will present his book Lifemobile. • TH (6/20), 7pm - Dorothea Benton Frank will present her book The Last Original Wife. the aLtaMont Located at 18 Church St. Info: or 274-8070. • MO (6/17), 7:30pm - Poetry at the Altamont will feature Keith Flynn, followed by an open mic. $5.


6-7pm; Acting classes: 7-10pm. Info: or info@nys3. com. aSheviLLe CoMMunity theatre Located at 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets and info: or 254-1320. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (6/30) - Kiss Me, Kate, a story of the "backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew." Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-$25.

SCreenwriting CLaSS (pd.) Locally produced screenwriter and filmmaker is offering an intensive screenwriting workshop. Classes will be held off of Tunnel Road in Asheville. The workshop will last for 8 weeks (meeting once a week), and class will start on Monday, June 24th 7-9pm. The cost of the class is 250.00. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Please contact Bob at 843-2764441 to reserve your spot.

CarL SandBurg hoMe Located three miles south of Hendersonville off U.S. 25 on Little River Road. Info: 6934178 or • WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS, 10:15am Apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse will perform at the park amphitheatre; Wednesdays and Fridays: The World of Carl Sandburg. Thursdays and Saturdays: Rootabaga!, based on Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories. Free.

aCting CLaSSeS and oPen houSe • TH (6/13) - NYS3 will host free acting classes and an open house at 2002 Riverside Drive, Studio 42-O. Open house:

Chautauqua: aMeriCan LegendS • MO (6/17) through TH (6/20), 7pm - Chautauqua: American Legends will feature costumed monologues highlighting "four

defiant Americans," including Susan B. Anthony, Herman Melville, Malcolm X and Davy Crockett. Held in A-B Tech's Ferguson Auditorium. $4 suggested donation. Info: 2504700. different StrokeS PerforMing artS CoLLeCtive • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (6/29), 7:30pm - Carla Pridgen's Incongruence features monologues and vignettes derived from interviews with transgender men and women. Staged by Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective at 35Below, 35 E. Walnut St. $15. Info and tickets: fLat roCk PLayhouSe Mainstage: Highway 225, Flat Rock. Downtown location: 125 South Main St., Hendersonville. Info: or 693-0731. • Through SU (6/30) - Evita, "the story of Eva Peron, perhaps the most notorious public figure in Argentina’s history." Performed on the Mainstage. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2pm. $40/discounts for seniors, military and students. henderSonviLLe LittLe theatre 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. Info: 692-1082

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meditation retreat with rabbi Jeff roth What: Four-night silent retreat led by Rabbi Jeff Roth, sponsored by The Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism. The retreat is designed to show how a regular Jewish meditation practice can cultivate awareness in all aspects of daily life. Where: Prama Institute, 310 Panhandle Road, Marshall, 649-9408 When: Wednesday, June 12-Sunday, June 16

mountain xpress: are there particular Judaic teachings that inspire this retreat? roth: We use meditation as connected to the practice called mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is clear balanced nonjudgmental attention to the truth of what is. Mindfulness meditation teaches the necessary skills to be mindful at all times. From a Jewish mystical point of view, everything is God and nothing but God. From this perspective, mindfulness is then a quick path to beholding the divine in every moment of experience. The Awakened Heart Project promotes contemplative practices in the Jewish world (including retreats) that teach the skills and theories behind experiencing the divine in all things, which results in lives filled with wisdom, openheartedness and skillful/loving actions in the world. For more information or to register, contact, or visit

or hendersonvillelittletheater. org. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (6/30) - The Importance of Being Earnest , Oscar Wilde's comedy about Victorian marriage. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $20/$10 under 18. montford park players Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and take place outdoors Fri.-Sun. at 7:30pm at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford. Bring folding chair and umbrella. Donations accepted. Info: or 254-5146. • FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (6/22), 7:30pm - The Tempest . "This tale of magic, elemental spirits and creatures, romance and comedy is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastic." parkway playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Info: or 682-4285. • THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (6/15) Dancing at Lughnasa , the story of a "man reflecting on a series of vivid memories" of his family. 7:30pm. 5pm matinee June 2. $12-$15. southern appalaChian repertory theatre Performances are held at Mars Hill College's Owen Theatre.

Info: or 689-1239. • THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (6/16) - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee , the story of a "fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School." Preview June 5. $28. See website for times. • WE (6/19) through SU (6/30) - A Tennessee Walk . "Bobbie Coleman is a young girl of twelve when tragedies surround her close friend Willa Fay." See website for times. the autumn players • FR (6/14) through SU (6/16) - The Autumn Players readers theater presents Spoon River Anthology , the story of a small Illinois town in the 19th Century. Fri. & Sat., Asheville Community Theatre, 35 Walnut St. Sun., UNCA's Reuter Center. All shows at 2:30pm. $5. Info:

tHrivinG cHildren The Success Equation, under the umbrella of Children First/ Communities In Schools, unites the community to reduce the root causes of child poverty. These calendar listings feature community events and volunteer opportunities to help children thrive in Buncombe

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County. 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: or 253-1470. • Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks men and women to be a Big to a young person from a single-parent family, age 6-14. Activities are free or low-cost, such as sports, local attractions, etc. Mentors are also needed for one hour a week in schools and after-school sites in the fall. Info session: June 26 at noon. Children first/Cis • Children First/CIS seeks volunteers for its learning centers and after school program for elementary school children living in public and low-income housing. Mon.-Thurs., 2:305:30pm. Volunteer for one hour a week and change the life of a local child. Info: childrenfirstbc. org or 768-2072. • TH (6/20), 3:30pm - The Children First/CIS Mind the Gap Tour will call attention to issues that hinder the success of children and families in poverty. Donations not requested. Info and registration: or 259-9717. hands on ashevillebunCombe Registration required. Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • WE (6/12), 9am-noon - Help sort and pack food at MANNA FoodBank for agencies serving hungry people in 17 WNC counties. literaCy CounCil of bunCombe County Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: or 254-3442. • Volunteers are needed to tutor low-income children reading below grade level as part of the Augustine Project program. Tutors provide oneon-one instruction to children in Buncombe County. No prior tutoring experience required. Tutors receive training based on Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading System, along with ongoing support from professionals. Teachers and school personnel can earn up to six CEUs. Materials provided. Info and orientation: lily@

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: 2547206. partners unlimited • Partners Unlimited, a program for at-risk youth ages 10-18, seeks volunteer tutors and website assistance. Info: or 281-2800.

volunteerinG aurora studio and Gallery • ONGOING - Aurora Studio and Gallery seeks energetic, compassionate, communityminded board candidates for "a supportive art studio for those affected by mental illness, homelessness or addiction." Info: lori_aurorastudio@ or ayusa host families • ONGOING - Ayusa seeks families interested in hosting exchange students ages 15-18. Families must pass a background check, provide room and board and a safe, supportive environment. Info: ayusa.

org or 298-8873. Carolina mountain land ConservanCy • FR (6/14), 9am-4pm - Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will host a hands-on workday to build public trails on conserved lands. Free. Info, location and registration: or 697-5777. downtown after 5 • FR (6/21), 5-9pm - Downtown After 5 seeks volunteers to serve beer and perform a variety of tasks. Info and registration: hands on ashevillebunCombe Registration required. Youth are welcome on many projects with adult supervision. Info: or call 2-1-1. Visit the website to sign up for a project. • SA (6/15), 10am-noon OnTrack: Copy and collate packets for distribution to individuals and families that benefit from OnTrack's various financial assistance programs. • TU (6/18), 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.

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by Jen natHan orris Last year Xpress did an audio profile of Patrick Littlejohn, a formerly homeless composer who used music to pull himself out of poverty. The Practical Schillinger School of Music, an online composition school, recently offered Littlejohn a full scholarship. Practical Schillinger director Philip DiTullio said that the school was “quite moved” and “inspired” by his story. Littlejohn will be studying rhythm engineering, pitch scales and harmonic engineering. Littlejohn’s health, a major factor in his homelessness, has greatly improved. He has found a permanent home at Arrowhead Apartments in Asheville. With the help of Practical Schillinger School of Music, Littlejohn hopes “to write the most beautiful music ever heard and orchestrate it.” To hear the original audio story, visit

Come rediscover the iconic Sunset Terrace, featuring the • WE (6/19), 6-8:30pm - Cookie night invites the public to make cookies for hospice patients at CarePartners' John Keever Solace Center. literaCy CounCil of bunCombe County Located at 31 College Place, Building B, Suite 221. Info: or 254-3442. • Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in basic literacy skills including reading, writing, math and English as a second language. Tutors provide oneon-one or small group instruction in Buncombe County. No prior tutoring experience or foreign language skills required. Tutors will receive 15

hours of training and ongoing support from certified professionals. Orientation: July 17 and 18. Prospective volunteers should attend one of these two orientations.

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Briefs Michael Douglas: ‘No regrets’ that throat cancer originated with wife’s HPV infection Chlamydial face rash, eyelid herpes ‘kind of a downer, though’

This week in science

Discoveries & Advancements 150 BC: Seleucus of Seleucia articulated lunar cause of tides, and then beat the hell out of a guy who was pretending to have a particularly spitty lisp in order to mock him. 915 AD: Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī refuted Aristotelian “classical elements” theory with his landmark thesis, entitled “Duh!” 1371: Nicole Oresme described the curvature of light through atmospheric refraction, while his dinner date slowly drifted from consciousness. 1494: Luca Pacioli codified the double entry bookkeeping system, after a few drinks with two old friends from college during an unforgettable night in Venice. 1600: William Gilbert proved the existence of Earth’s magnetic field, and thereafter used the word “encompass” in his every spoken sentence. 1781: William Herschel announces discovery of Uranus, and the initial rush of shame associated with the discovery. 1796: Georges Cuvier establishes extinction as a fact, by killing his last detractor. 1827: Georg Ohm loudly declares Ohm’s law of electricity during incident involving experimental autoerotic electrical equipment.

Food & Exploitation

New food truck makes debut downtown

Asheville, MondAy — Asheville foodies were excited this week to learn a new food truck is prowling the streets of downtown serving up sensational sensationalism. “We re-heat nonnews and serve it up fresh,” said Jeff Marks, executive chef at Starlink. “We will leave you full of nonsense, but delightfully uninformed.” The Starlink food truck travels around to events around the South, such as topless protests and triple homicides. “If there is something ridiculous or tragic, we like to be on the scene serving up hot WPBJ’s,” said Marks.

Long-time downtown sensationalism vendors welcome the competition. “No number of news-slingers will leave the public feeling fully informed,” said Julie Fries, who runs the WLOS food truck. “There’s enough hype to go around.”

TRUE BROMANCE A weekly advice column for bros Dear True Bromance, Me and my numero-uno bro moved in together six months ago. It was a significant step in our bro-hood but we are super-tight bros. He’s my boy, and I’m his boy. Becoming homeboys seemed like a natural next move. Our time together has been one big fist-bump. Recently, we began working in the same restaurant. In the beginning, our bro-hood was the envy of bros and non-bros. We were bro-ing so hard. I would start a Dre lyric, and he would finish it; he would start a Reservoir Dogs quote, and I would tell him what “Like a Virgin” is about. After a few weeks though, I began to notice that after we got to the neighbrohood from work at night, he was retiring to his bedroom, the Snake Hole Lounge. What the whoa, bro, I thought to myself because I didn’t have a bro around to hear me say it. I thought this would pass, but it’s only gotten worse. We are barely even cousins at this point, let alone bros. What the whoa? — Fist Bump-less

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Yo Fist-Bumpless Bro, Wh-wh-what? This is a common problem between bros who bro too hard at home and work and bar patios all over town. There is such a thing as too much bro-ing. Ask any of my ATO bros at the next alumni weekend. I don’t normally say this, but maybe you two need to bro-down. I bet you are working the same shifts (totally norm), so maybe try working different shifts. Bring back the bromance, bro. There is such a thing as too much bro. Spend a little time apart and you’ll be pretending to be sexually attracted to each other for one another’s amusement in no time. Trust.

Golf & Racial Relations News

Country club association decries recent rash of racial gaffes PAlM BeAch GArdens, TuesdAy — The Association of Country Club Owners has voiced its disapproval of recent remarks by golf professionals, most notably Sergio Garcia’s offer of fried chicken to Tiger Woods, and European Tour CEO George O’Grady’s insistence that many of Garcia’s friends are “colored.” Howard Faubus of the ACCO was livid when he spoke of the gaffes. “These guys simply do not understand the country club code! How many times have we said in our organizational newsletter that when you speak about non-Caucasian people, you use the term “caddies” and then wink? We’ve been over this and over this! Leave it to a Spaniard to screw this up. Now we have to do PR work for years to come!” Faubus went on to explain that the code has existed for many years and should be learned in the clubhouse over martinis and finger sandwiches. “Let me give you a time-tested example: ‘You can’t get good help these days’ actually means ‘Caddies don’t know their place anymore,’ but the word “help” cannot necessarily be construed as racial,” said Faubus. “ACCO has done its best to codify this but there clearly is more work to be done.” Faubus’ outrage was shared by his wife Scarlett O’Hara-Faubus. “It’s time we started living in the 21st century,” said O’Hara-Faubus. “I can tell you now, some of my best friends are mulattos and quadroons.”

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perspective • In May, the Florida House of Representatives adjourned for the year without increasing the premiums they pay for deluxe, taxpayer-funded health insurance: $8.34 per month for individuals; $30 for families. Several days earlier, the House had voted to reject several billion dollars in federal grants for extending health insurance coverage to about a million more poor people in the state's Medicaid program.

people different from us Apparently running out of space on his body, Brazilian Rodrigo Fernando dos Santos has moved on to his eyeballs. According to the body-modification website, the artist must inject the ink precisely between the con-

least-competent criminals • Paul Gardener and Chad Leakey were arrested in Tempe, Ariz., in May and charged with a spree of car burglaries. Police said the men were trying various cars' doors, looking for any that were unlocked, when they inadvertently opened the back door of an unmarked police car. They apparently hadn’t noticed the two uniformed officers sitting in the front seat. • In May, Timothy Adams, 24, was charged with home invasion in Gardner, Mass., after resident Michael Salame slammed him into the floor. Salame, 70, has had eight heart stents and must wear special coverings on his arms at night due to nerve damage. Yet Adams apparently went down easily and offered Salame "thousands of dollars" to let him up before police arrived, WBZ-TV reported.

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• Energy West, the natural gas supplier in Great Falls, Mont., recently tried to raise awareness of leaks by distributing scratch-and-sniff cards to residents, demonstrating the distinctive, rottenegg smell. In May, several cartons of leftover cards were hauled off and disposed of by crushing — which released the scent, producing a massive blanket of odor over downtown Great Falls that prompted a flurry of panicked calls to firefighters about gas leaks. • Well, Of Course! (1) In May, in response to an annoying number of abstentions, the Ypsilanti, Mich., City Council voted on a resolution that would have required the members to always vote either "yes" or "no." The resolution failed, because three of the seven members abstained. (2) In April, doctors told a Stockholm newspaper that at least one of Sweden's premier modeling agencies, looking for recruits, had been caught passing out business cards adjacent to the country's largest eating-disorder clinic. That forced the clinic to change its rules on patients taking outside walks, the Associated Press reported. • From May 27 through June 23, the United Nations Conference on Disarmament is being chaired by Iran, which is overseeing resolutions on nuclear nonproliferation that the country is widely believed to be ignoring.

• Keith Judd filed a lawsuit in Iowa in May, seeking to invalidate the 2012 election by having President Obama officially declared a Kenyan. Judd filed the papers from a federal penitentiary in Texas, where he’s serving 17 years for threatening a woman he believed to be a clone of the singer Stevie Nicks, because Nicks (or the clone) had tried to sabotage his home improvement company. In the 2012 Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia, Judd, a write-in candidate, defeated President Obama in nine counties and lost the state by only 33,000 votes. • Edward Kramer, co-founder of the annual Atlanta fantasy-character convention Dragon*Con, was arrested in 2000 for allegedly having sex with underage boys. Thanks to a never-ending series of legal delays, however, he has yet to stand trial. If it’s not because Kramer’s version of Orthodox Judaism limits his diet and activities, it’s his allegedly poor health. ("As soon as he puts on an orange jump suit," said prosecutor Danny Porter, "he becomes an invalid," requiring a wheelchair and oxygen tank.) In 2011, after managing to get "house arrest," Kramer violated it by being caught with an underage boy. According to a May Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, he files an average of three demands per day from his Gwinnett County, Ga., lockup, each requiring painstaking review before being rejected. Kramer still owns about one-third of Dragon*Con, whose current officials are mortified that they can’t expel a man they consider a child molester.

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Is Asperger’s different from autism? No. Asperger’s is autism. It used to be two separate diagnoses and the cut off, the differentiation, was language difficulties for autistic people and an IQ below 70. [An] IQ above 70 and passable language, sometimes [in the] top 1 percent of the verbal IQ, that was Asperger’s. [The differentiation] doesn't exist anymore.

When Julia Bramsen diagnosed herself with autism three years ago while living in Missouri, she soon learned how deep the misunderstandings run and how meager services are, especially for those diagnosed as adults. Most telling, it took a series of efforts to find a doctor who could give an official diagnosis. The experience is part of what inspired her to found Autism Pride Week after she moved to Asheville a year and a half ago. Unlike most states in the country, North Carolina is “a very haven for people with autism,” says Bramsen. The state offers a more positive attitude and greater interest in exploring the needs of individuals with autism. Through the University of North Carolina’s TEACCH program, for example, people on the spectrum have the opportunity to access support and services, but much remains to be done. Autism Pride Week, Bramsen's brainchild, was recognized by City Council and runs Sunday, June 16, through Saturday, June 22 (see “Wanna Go?” on page 31 for more details). Xpress spoke with Bramsen recently. Here are a few highlights:

You, the founder of this event, have autism. Can you tell us about that and how it informed your work and priorities when organizing this event? That's central to … my decision to do this. The stereotype [of autism is] a 10-year-old boy who lines things up and is totally inflexible and acts out a lot. [That] had nothing to do with me. The one autistic person, nonfiction, that everyone seems to know, is [animal-science expert] Temple Grandin, and she's not much like me. She's never been in an intimate relationship. She is very much a female version of the alexithymic engineer — very logical, very science-oriented. … That didn't fit me either. And then there's the fictional version in [the movie] Rain Man. Those are your choices. How is this event different from Autism Awareness Week? First of all, there is no Autism Awareness Week. There is Autism Awareness Month in April. The autistic community … changed the name to Autism Acceptance [Month]. Autism “awareness” is born out of neurotypical nonprofits raising money for the cure, for genetic research to get rid of us — things that really have little to do with making autistic people feel a part of the community.

Mountain Xpress: Tell us a little about yourself, and about the process that promoted you to launch Autism Pride Week. Julia Bramsen: I self-diagnosed at the front end of a divorce three years ago, when I was still living outside of St. Louis, [Mo.] I went through three days of testing and interviews. The neuropsychologist cashed my check and then never sent me the report. … I had to find somebody else. And that's when I realized it's almost impossible to find somebody: I went through every hospital, every college, every university, looking for [someone] who would test an adult for Asperger’s. They test kids, and for adults, neuropsychologists test for Alzheimer's or genetic brain injury through the hospital. But they wouldn't see me. I found someone who specialized in learning disabilities, [but autism] wasn't his specialty. He sent me to somebody else, who said, “There is no question in my mind that you have Asperger’s.” As it turns out, North Carolina is a very haven for people with autism. TEACCH [provides] autism services, … and they're really good at matching services to challenges in individuals’ lives.

Tell us more about Pride Week, what to expect and why you're excited. It's the first year, we don't know what to expect. ... I hope that two things come out of this: One is a sense of community for autistic people, and one is a lessening of stigma. But the first thing that needs to happen is self-acceptance.

proud to be me: Autism Pride Week founder Julia Bramsen strives to promote self-acceptance, break down barriers and build community for people on the spectrum. Photo by Max Cooper

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Every definition of diagnosis has a narcissistic injury, but beyond that, the real fear is that you have no sense of control of what that means in your life. You can't control what it means for you professionally; you can't control what it's going to do to your insurance; you can't control what that's going to mean in your social group, in your family, if you're ever going to get a date again if you're single; it's scarier than hell.

People on the other end of the spectrum have their own multitude of challenges. People who are more self-conscious — or aware of how different they are from the mainstream — have a different set of challenges. I meet adults all the time who are dead-set against being evaluated or diagnosed, because they're terrified of what that's going to mean. That

says a lot about our society. We are not accepting of difference. Autism Pride Week, I hope, will go at least a little ways in immediately ridding us of that stigma. X Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt can be reached at 2511333, ext. 101, or at asezakblatt@mountainx. com.

Wanna Go? by brandy carl Billed as “the world’s first-ever Autism Pride week,” a quintessentially Asheville event honors “the autistic as subject, not object.” Held Sunday, June 16, through Saturday, June 22, at a variety of venues around town, APW promises a series of “cultural and social events that celebrate autistic people and support a sense of autistic community.” An estimated 2 percent of Asheville residents have autism, according to the city’s official event proclamation, signed by Mayor Terry Bellamy. And yet, “there’s an enormous amount of stigma surrounding autism,” says event creator Julia Bramsen, who is on the autism spectrum herself. “I hope that changes. I hope that Autism Pride Week is a part of the process of social change,” she says. Initially, Bramsen intended to produce a local film festival on national Autism Pride Day, Tuesday, June 18, but Asheville hosts a plethora of film festivals. She tells Xpress that she wanted to create a standout event. “One thing led to another, and here we are, with two art exhibits, prominent activists and advocates, … an open-mic night, a couple of large parties and so on,” she says. Her list makes clear that APW will feature a variety of events, kicking off with a talk by local autism activist and writer dave spicer at the Diana Wortham Theatre at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., there’s a discussion and book signing with acclaimed Far From the Tree author Andrew solomon, hosted by Malaprops Bookstore at the same location. His award-winning book explores the stories of families accommodating children with a variety of disabilities, including autism. “I am coming to Autism Pride Week because I believe in the message of the neurodiversity

movement, which is that all people should be accepted, even celebrated for who they are,” says Solomon. “Autism may entail some deficits, but it may also entail real strengths.” Ron larsen will host a tour of his business, Centering on Children Inc., on Monday, June 17. The business makes ShoeboxTasks, which are just what they sound like — motivational, visual and educational activities, such as dropping a button in water. Created by local adults with autism, ShoeboxTasks are meant for autistic children all over the world. “We as a society have been talking about autism as a good while and describing it, labeling it,” says Larsen. “Now ... there are people who are on the spectrum who are beginning to have their own voice.” Pump Studios, a branch of Phil Mechanic Studios, will feature a Full Spectrum Art Exhibit through June 30. Curated by Pump’s linda larsen, the only restrictions are that the artist must fall somewhere on the autism spectrum, whether self-diagnosed or officially diagnosed, and works must be framed or ready to hang. Some pieces will be for sale. “It’s really creating community from standpoint of persons on spectrum-generating ideas and the power to make them happen,” says Larsen. Pump Studios is also hosting an Open Reception Gala for the exhibit, 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 19. The artists and their families will have the chance to interact with the public.

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wellnesscalendar adhd 1/2 day mindfulness retreat (pd.)3 Local instructors teach people diagnosed with ADHD core Mind-Body practices through the use of Yoga / movement, Tai Chi & Mindfulness to regain focus. Sat. June 29 9am-2pm. $45. Registration required. Visit www.ADHDasheville. com or call 828-301-1904. rapid resolution therapy (pd.) Clear, resolve, transform thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have not been working to your benefit. Effective treatment for trauma, grief, anxiety, addictions, and more. Free consultation. 828.670.7636. heal from emotional wounds (pd.) Learn how to channel your feelings toward personal empowerment. Develop a relationship with yourself that is nurturing, accepting and protective. FREE Orientation. Call (828) 367-8895 to register. autism pride week • SU (6/16) through SA (6/22) - Autism Pride Week will feature "cultural and social events to celebrate autistic people and support a sense of autistic community." Activities include a presentation by author Andrew Solomon, autism-related films, art exhibits and an open mic night. Info and schedule: fletCher valley market • TH (6/13), 5:30pm - Fletcher Valley Market, 1151 Naples Road, Hendersonville, will present information on cooking with garlic, parsnips and red palm oil. Free. Info: or 209-6920. Cournoyer ChiropraCtiC openinG Celebration • FR (6/14), 3:30-6:30pm - A grand opening celebration for Cournoyer Chiropractic and Mind the Body Therapies will feature light appetizers, beverages and raffle drawings. Free to attend. Proceeds benefit WNC Women Warriors. Info and advance tickets: 230-7253. • Through WE (6/19) - Dr. Jenn Cournoyer and others will present healthy living programs and myofascial stretching classes at 1278 Hendersonville Road, Suite B. Free or by donation. Info and schedule: or 230-7253. lunCh and learn presentation series • Through FR (6/14), noon-1pm - Andrea Morris Consulting will host a lunch and learn series focused on crisis intervention teams, peer support, best practices in treating addiction and

more. Held at Land-of-Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Highway. Free. Info and schedule: red Cross blood drives 100 Edgewood Road. Info: or 258-3888. Appointment and ID required for blood drives. • TH (6/13), 9am-1:30pm - Blood drive: Asheville Radiology, 534 Biltmore Ave. Info: 213-1094. --- 1:30-5:30pm - Blood drive: Care Partners, 68 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: 277-4800, ext. 4744. --- 2:30-6:30pm - Blood drive: New Morgan Hill Baptist Church, 370 Lake Drive, Candler. Info: 667-4313. • SU (6/16), noon-5pm - A blood drive in memory of Shawn and Tye Blanton will be held at Canton Central United Methodist Church, 34 Church St., Canton. Info: 550-6853. • MO (6/17), 11am-3:30pm - Blood drive: Visual Eyes Optometric, 1509 Charlotte Highway, Fairview. Info: 628-6700. • TU (6/18), 2:30-6:30pm - Blood drive: Newfound Baptist Church, 2605 New Leicester Highway, Leicester. Info: 683-3178. • WE (6/19), 11am-3:30pm - Blood drive: Flesher's Fairview Health Care, 3016 Cane Creek Road. Info: 628-2800. • TH (6/20), 7am-7pm - Blood drive: Trinity Baptist Church, 216 Shelburne Road. Info: 1-800-REDCROSS. • TH (6/20), 7am-7pm - WLOS Operation Blood Drive: Grace Lutheran Church, Sixth Avenue West and Blythe Street, Hendersonville. Info: or 693-4890.

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CareGiver support Group • 3rd MONDAYS, 5-6:30pm - Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support (CAPES) meets monthly at Mission Hospital’s Loretta Hall, Conference Room 6, located behind the St. Joseph Hospital Building. CAPES serves anyone caring for or concerned about an aging parent or adult. Free. Info: 277-8288 or 213-4542. ChroniC pain support Group • SUNDAYS, 12:30-1:30pm - Open to those with chronic pain, friends and family. Held at Unity Church of Asheville, 130 Shelburne Road. Donations accepted. Info: 989-1555.

story mediCine workshop • FR (6/14), 7pm - Meta Commerse will explain this "exciting healing modality" and offer sample reading/writing exercises. Hosted by Nourish and Flourish, 347 Depot St., Suite 201. $10. Info: or 255-2770. wellness events with dr. Cory noll Info and registration: 254-3838. • WE (6/12), 6pm - "Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?" will focus on gaining energy, reducing pain and improving digestion. Held at 68 Grove St., Conference Room C5. Free.

al anon meetinG • FRIDAYS, 8pm - The Lambda (LGBT) group of Al-Anon, a gay-friendly support group for families and friends of alcoholics, holds weekly candlelight meetings at All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St. Info:

depression and bipolar support allianCe: maGnetiC minds • WEDNESDAYS, 7-9pm - Magnetic Minds offers self-help through weekly, peer-facilitated support meetings offering acceptance, info and techniques to manage challenges. Meets at 1316-C Parkwood Road, across from the West Asheville BB&T. Free. Info: or 367-7660.

yoGa for every body • MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 6pm - Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton St., hosts yoga with an emphasis on the connection between breath and bodies for back care, core strength and opening hips and chests. Free. Info:

al-anon Al-Anon is a support group for the family and friends of alcoholics. More than 33 groups are available in the WNC area. Info: or 800-286-1326. • WEDNESDAYS, 11:30am - "Daytime Serenity," Pardee Education Center at the Blue Ridge

eatinG disorders adult support Group • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm - THE Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St., provides free weekly support groups for adults recovering from an eating disorder. Facilitated by licensed professionals. Drop-ins welcome; no registration required. Info: or 337-4685.

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adult Children of alCoholiCs & dysfunCtional families ACOA is an anonymous 12-step, "Twelve Tradition" program for women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. Info: • SUNDAYS, 3pm - "Living in the Solution," The Servanthood House, 156 E. Chestnut St. Open big book study. Info: 989-8075. • FRIDAYS, 7pm - "Inner Child" study group. Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: 989-8075. • SUNDAYS, 2pm - "Inner Child" study group, Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton. Info: 648-2924. • MONDAYS, 7pm - "Generations," First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 474-5120.

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Co-dependents anonymous A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. • WEDNESDAYS, 7pm & SATURDAYS, 11am First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. (use back entrance). Info: 424-6594 or 398-8937. debtors anonymous • MONDAYS, 7pm - Debtors Anonymous meets at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., Room 101. Info:

wellnesscontinued eatinG disorders: family and friends support • 3rd SATURDAYS, 10-11:30am - A support group for family members, caregivers and friends of individuals struggling with eating disorders is held at T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, 297 Haywood St. Led by licensed professionals. Free. Info: or 337-4685. family hope line • TUESDAYS, 2-5pm & THURSDAYS, 8-11pm "Compassionate listening, encouragement and help finding recovery resources for individuals and families experiencing mental health challenges and/or emotional distress." (855) 4467348. Free. Info: family mental health support • WEDNESDAYS, 6:30pm - Mother Bear Family Dens are free recovery education and support meetings open to individuals, families, friends and care providers working with mental health challenges. Held at All Souls Counseling, 35 Arlington St. Info: memory Cafe • 1st MONDAYS, 1-3pm; 1st WEDNESDAYS, 2-4pm; 3rd SATURDAYS, 1-3pm; 3rd THURSDAYS, 2-4pm - Memory Cafe is an opportunity for those living with the challenges of dementia to gather and socialize. Free. Info and locations:,, LBrown@FBCA. net or memoryCareGivers network: new hope • 3rd TUESDAYS, 1pm - MemoryCaregivers Network support groups are free and open to anyone caring for a person with memory loss. Held in New Hope Presbyterian Church's lower level conference room, 3070 Sweeten Creek Road. Info: 230-4143. ms support Group • 2nd THURSDAYS, 4pm - This group for individuals newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis provides information and support for the dayto-day concerns of living with MS. Meets at Asheville Neurology Specialists, 31 Dogwood Road. Info: nami support Groups The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers three types of groups to support people living with mental health issues and their families, friends and loved ones. Free. Info: or 505-7353. • 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS, 6pm - Dual Diagnosis Support Group. For individuals with MH/SA diagnoses. 3 Thurland Ave., off Biltmore Avenue. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am; 2nd & 4th MONDAYS, 11am; 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Connection group for people with mental health issues. 356 Biltmore Ave., Suite 207. • 1st SATURDAYS, 10am; 3rd TUESDAYS, 6pm - Family/Caregiver group for people supporting someone experiencing a mental health issue. 356 Biltmore Ave., Suite 315. nar-anon • Nar-Anon provides support to relatives and friends concerned about the addiction or drug problem of a loved one. "We share experience, strength and hope." • TUESDAYS, 7pm - West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road; enter through back door. Info:

• WEDNESDAYS, 12:30pm - First United Methodist Chuch, 204 Sixth Ave. W., Hendersonville. Enter through side parking lot. Info: 891-8050. overComers reCovery support Group • MONDAYS, 6pm - A Christian-based 12-step recovery program that provides a spiritual plan of recovery for people struggling with lifecontrolling problems. Meets at 370 N. Louisiana Ave., Suite C-1. All are welcome. Info: rchovey@ overeaters anonymous A fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. A 12-step program. • THURSDAYS, noon - Asheville: Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road. Info: 277-1975. • SATURDAYS, 9:30am - Black Mountain: 424 W. State St. Open relapse and recovery meeting. Info: 686-8131. • MONDAYS, 6:30pm - Hendersonville: Balfour United Methodist Church, 2567 Asheville Highway. Info: 697-5437. • MONDAYS, 6pm - Asheville: First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. Info: 252-4828. • TUESDAYS, 10:30am-noon - Asheville: Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. at Ottari. Info: (609) 731-0808. poliCe brutality survivors' Group • THURSDAYS, 11am - This group meets weekly at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St., offering community and support to survivors of police brutality. Open to all. Free. Info: 274-4576. reCovery from food addiCtion • MONDAYS, noon & FRIDAYS, 7pm - A 10-step support group for those suffering from food addition meets at Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Road, second floor. Info: smart reCovery • THURSDAYS, 6pm - This peer support group is dedicated to helping individuals gain independence from all types of addictive behavior (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, etc.). Meets at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. Info: or 407-0460. st. Gerard house family Group niGht • 3rd MONDAYS, 5:30-7:30pm - St. Gerard House, 620 Oakland St., Hendersonville, hosts a group night for families facing special needs in Henderson and surrounding counties. Info and registration: or 213-9787. trans-positive support • 2nd & LAST THURSDAYS - TransHealth Coordinators offers peer support for transgender people with HIV at WNCAP, 554 Fairview Road. 2nd Thursday support group, 1pm; Last Thursday "Lunch and Learn," noon. Info: or wnC brain tumor support • 3rd THURSDAYS, 6:30-8pm - WNC Brain Tumor Support meets at MAHEC, 121 Hendersonville Road. May speaker: Dr. Michael D. Chan, radiation oncologist from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Info: or 691-2559.

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The old economic theory of supply and demand is at the core of the organic food movement. When consumers seek out organic produce, they fuel the local food network and put money in farmers’ pockets. But what if there isn’t enough organic food to go around? A recent study by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association finds that “there is a considerable gap between consumer demand and current supply.” The CFSA survey of wholesalers, retailers and processors in North and South Carolina concluded that Carolina farmers are missing out on approximately $7 million in potential revenue. Michael Porterfield, owner of New Sprout Organic Farms in Black Mountain, says, “We can’t grow near enough [organic food] to meet the demand.” Porterfield says one of the biggest obstacles for farmers is finding land that qualifies for organic certification. USDA regulations require that land must not have been treated with prohibited substances for three years before a farm can become certified organic. The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project says that getting an exact count of the number of organic farms in our region is tricky. ASAP reports that only 34 farms in Western North Carolina are certified organic, although 277 use organic farming practices. Finding room to grow may be at the heart of the problem. “You wish you had more land to supply more customers, “ says Porterfield. New Sprout Organic Farms sells produce to Ingles, Earth Fare and Whole Foods, as well as local co-ops. This model has been successful for his farm, but there are difficulties inherent to growing organic food. The CFSA identified broccoli and tomatoes as the two main crops that can’t keep up with current demand. Porterfield predicts that the region’s current “organic food explosion” will lead to a rise in prices for organic produce. While this might seem like a negative to consumers, Porterfield says that people are “spending their dollars on quality, not quan-

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Where’s the broccoli? A CFSA study found that there is not enough organic produce to meet customer demand in the Carolinas. New Sprout Organic Farms owner Michael Porterfield says that finding pristine land is one of the main challenges facing organic growers. Photo by Michael Porterfield

tity.” He hopes that this potential rise in prices will lead to more opportunities for organic farmers, provided they can find the right land (see Farmers and Farmland: A match made in heaven). The CFSA aims to double the size of the organic sector in our region by 2020, a goal that suits our region’s emphasis on farm-fresh food. The demand for organic food is certainly out there; now we just need more tomatoes.,

Farmers and farmland: a match made in heaven? Many new farmers find themselves with a perplexing dilemma: They have big dreams for fields of peppers and rows of corn, but no land on which to plant the seeds. As older farmers reach retirement age — many without children willing to take over the family farm

— land is certainly out there. But how does a new farmer find these opportunities without a network of old-timers to point them in the right direction? Soon our region will a farmers-seeking-farmlan matchmaker: The GroWNC project is fulfilling its mission with a new initiative through N.C. State University. The goal is to work with local agencies and nonprofits to pair new growers with old homesteads. The organization recently announced funding for a part-time coordinator. This new farm go-between will encourage more than just business connections. “Think of the mentoring opportunities,” says N.C. State associate professor Jeanine Davis. She anticipates that the new hire will seek out farmers who are willing to sell at lower prices to help preserve their family farms. Davis hopes that this new position will “help keep our precious farmland protected” while giving young farmers access to land. Just imagine a seasoned grower

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Correction: A ton doth not make a pound You may have scratched your straw hat when you saw last week’s article on The Lord’s Acre, in which we woefully underreported the garden’s harvest as 34 pounds of food in the past four years. In fact, the volunteer-driven garden in Fairview grew 34 tons of food during that time. Please excuse our mistake. Perhaps we’ve spent too much time in the dirt and not enough time with the red pen and calculator this spring.

Farm & Garden Calendar bb barns GardeninG Classes 36 Rosscraggon Road. Classes and events are free, unless otherwise noted. Info and registration: or 650-7300. • SA (6/15), 11am - A program on miniature fairy gardens will focus on indoor/ outdoor terrariums without glass. beaverdam Community Garden Classes • SA (6/15), 10am-12:30pm - A class on pollinators with master gardener Diane Almond will be held at the Beaverdam Community Garden, YMCA Youth Services Center, 201 Beaverdam Road. Free; donations accepted. Childcare available with registration. Info: bee City's pollination Celebration • SA (6/8) through SA (6/22) - Bee City USA and Tupelo Honey Cafe present "Pollination Celebration," a series of events promoting ways to help honey bees, native bees and other pollinators. Activities include a field day, garden tour, lectures and more. Info and complete schedule: bunCombe County extension master Gardeners Programs are held at 94 Coxe Ave. unless otherwise noted. Info: 255-5522. • MONDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9:30am-3:30pm; FRIDAYS, 9:30am12:30pm - The Master Gardener Hotline will accept gardening questions via phone and in-person. Info: 255-5522 or

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lead small groups through woodland trails and a variety of forest types. Topics include wildflowers, plant identification, natural history and land use. Free with $8 parking fee; donations encouraged. • TH (6/20), 10am-noon - A class on summer container gardening will feature hands-on demonstrations and information on plant selection and warm weather challenges. $28/$23 members. painters Greenhouse 734 Roy Moore Road, Old Fort. Info: or 668-7225. • TU (6/18), 6-8pm - An hands-on herbal soap-making class will allow students to make and take home herbal soap. Registration required by June 12. $20 includes materials. wildflower workshop • SA (6/15), 9am - A wildflower workshop will focus on identification, followed by a hike. Departs from Lake James State Park's Paddy's Creek Area, 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo. Free. Info: 584-7728. more GardeninG events online Check out the Gardening Calendar online at for info on events happening after June 20. 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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thursdays • 8am-2pm - henderson County Curb market, 221 N. Church St., Hendersonville. • 3-6pm - flat rock tailgate market, 2720 Greenville Highway.

• 8:30am-12:30pm - yancey County farmers market, U.S. 19 East at S. Main Street, Burnsville.

• 3:30-6:30pm - oakley farmers market, 607 Fairview Road.

• 9am-noon - black mountain tailgate market , 130 Montreat Road.

• 4-6:30pm - tryon tailgate market, McCowan St.

• 9am-noon - Jackson County farmers market, 76 Railroad Ave., Sylva.

• 4-6pm - blowing rock farmers market, 132 Park Ave.

• 9am-noon - historic marion tailgate market, West Henderson and Logan Streets.

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• 3-6pm - east asheville tailgate market, 945 Tunnel Road.

• 8am-noon - haywood historic farmers market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville.

• 3-6pm - opportunity house, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville.

• 8am-noon - waynesville tailgate market, 171 Legion Drive.


• 1-5pm - asheville City market south, Biltmore Park Town Square, Town Square Blvd. • 2-5pm - spruce pine farmers market, 297 Oak Ave. • 2-6pm - french broad food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Ave. • 2-6pm - montford farmers market, 36 Montford Ave.

• 8am-12:30pm - transylvania tailgate market, 190 E. Main St., Brevard.

• 4-8pm - evening harvest farmers market, Hayesville town square.

• 6am-noon - Caldwell County farmers market, 120 Hospital Ave., N.E., Lenoir. • 8am-noon - north asheville tailgate market, UNCA commuter lot C. • 8am-noon - haywood historic farmers market, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville.

• 9am-1pm - madison County farmers and artisans market, Mars Hill College, Highway 213 and Part Street. • 9am-2pm - leicester farmers market, 338 Leicester Highway.

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• 8am-noon - waynesville tailgate market, 171 Legion Drive.

• 3:30-6:30pm - west asheville tailgate market, 718 Haywood Road.

• 2:30-6:30pm - weaverville tailgate market, 60 Lakeshore Drive.

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$2 million to $4 million. But the growth of this capital is primarily the result of investments from government entities such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Treasury. So as demand for Mountain BizWorks loans among local small businesses increases, as it has over the past five years, the nonprofit will rely more on local investors. Of the $4 million currently in BizWorks’ loan pool, 8 percent comes from Western North Carolina investors. Their investments range from $1,000 to $85,000, and, together, total about $330,000. Mountain BizWorks aims to increase its pool of loan capital to $5 million by Dec. 31. The bulk of these additional investments of capital will come from institutional inves-

tors, such as private foundations and banks. But local investors will still play a pivotal role in increasing this pool of funds, and our goal is to increase the amount of loan capital invested by local individuals from $330,000 to $500,000 by the end of the year. This isn’t just another fundraising goal, or a call to donate. It’s an opportunity for individuals in WNC to do something good for our local communities while earning a financial return on their investment. Investors like the Corwins and Wingeier came to Mountain BizWorks because they saw there was a demand for our loans, and that their money would be put to use. That demand is rising: From 2011 to 2012, we experienced a 40 percent increase in the number of loan requests, and our annual loan production has increased by more than 50 percent over the last three years.

If you’re interested in putting your money to work to help meet the demand, consider investing in Mountain BizWorks. Invest as little as $1,000. Choose terms as short as one year or as long as 10 years. Receive an annual, fixed-rate simple interest return of up to 3 percent. You’ll see your money put to work immediately. Investors katie and steve breckheimer tell us, “It felt good to put our money someplace where we could actually hear about what happened to it and see the good it was doing in the community.” That’s the benefit of local investing — you actually see the result of your investment. You can drive down the street to see how entrepreneurs like luis and Maria soto have used Mountain BizWorks loans to turn a struggling bakery into a successful business that employs six people. The Sotos acquired their bakery in August 2010 and renamed it Los Nenes. They invested their own savings in the business and were approved for a term loan and line of credit from Mountain BizWorks. In 2011, after a profitable first year in business, the Sotos came back to Mountain BizWorks for a loan to purchase the butcher store adjacent to the bakery — La Piedrita, a well-known establishment in West Asheville. (The Sotos also owned the now-closed Aqua Café in downtown Asheville. See page 40 for the story.) The young couple comes from a family of entrepreneurs, and they see their business venture as an opportunity to achieve the American dream. They are investing in their future, as well as their local community. Mountain BizWorks is poised to help more entrepreneurs like the Sotos launch or expand local businesses, but this will require additional investments from individuals in WNC who want to make a difference in our local communities. Nathan Harlan is director of development and communications for Mountain BizWorks, which helps small businesses start, grow and create jobs through loans, classes and coaching. To learn more, visit

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Openings honour stewart gallery, 1 Page Ave., Suite 124 in the Grove Arcade. 232-4260. (Pictured, “Citizen,” by Douglas Stewart, on view at the gallery.) sugar & snow gelato cart. Visit for locations and times.

Closings Aqua café, 122 College St. taqueria gonzalez, 747 Haywood Road.

Renovations and Other Changes one love Jamaican restaurant, reopened at 168 Dellwood Road in Lake Junaluska. 531-9966. Small Terrain urban homestead supply shop will change its name to Villagers. 278 Haywood Road. 215-9569. Pizza Pura is no longer serving lunch. Dinner hours are Monday through Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.

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Come July, you can have two houses: the one where you sleep, and the one where you eat Korean food. A new restaurant, Korean House, will serve the country’s classic dishes on College Street in the space previously occupied by Aqua Café and, before that, Fiore’s Italian Ristorante. Aqua closed a couple of weeks ago, and the owners of Korean House have been renovating since then. Aqua co-owner Luis Prieto, who also owns the Los Nenes bakeries in West Asheville and Swannanoa, says

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the Mexican restaurant didn’t stay busy enough. “We didn’t have too many people there,” he explains. “We have a lot of businesses, and it was hard to keep both open.” Korean House is the project of brother-and-sister team Kristina and Jayson Im. They moved to Asheville from New York just about a year and a half ago. Kristina is a co-owner at Stone Bowl, and Jayson worked there, too. “We’re shooting for a mid-July grand opening,” Jayson says. The restaurant will span both the basement and the ground level of the building, Kristina says. At Korean House, they’ll focus on an array of classic dishes, not just dolsot bibimbap, the fried rice dish served in a sizzling earthenware bowl. “At Stone Bowl, we didn’t really try to make the stone bowls our main thing, but it kind of turned out to be with the

restaurant name being Stone Bowl and all,” Jayson says. “Stone bowls are still one of the most traditional dishes in Korea, so we’ll definitely have that on our menu. … We’re going to have all the authentic, traditional Korean dishes.” For the unfamiliar, the hallmarks of Korean cuisine include thin-sliced, marinated grilled meats, brothy soups and noodle dishes that feature an array of proteins, plus thin-sliced vegetables and delicate scatterings of sesame seeds and other embellishments, like fried eggs. Main dishes are served with a spread of sides (banchan), dolled out in small portions. They often include kimchi, pickled and fresh vegetables and thinsliced tofu. Korean House will add another country’s cuisine to downtown’s culinary offerings, which Jayson says he’s excited about.

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Appy Hour, appetizers for $3-6 from 3-6pm. Taqueria Gonzalez makes way for two new restaurants from veteran Asheville restaurateurs First, a moment of silence for Taqueria Gonzalez. The West Asheville hole-in-the-wall is no more. It closed at the beginning of June. (The owners could not be reached for comment.) Despite its Haywood Road frontage, Gonzalez had all the charms of a secret spot. There was no menu, and if you didn’t speak Spanish, you ordered by pointing. The tortillas were made to order; the tacos were flavorful; the meals were no-frills but affordable. Looking ahead, the former taqueria promises to harbor delicious eats once more. In fact, owner Rob Foster is renovating the space to hold two restaurants and about 2,100 square feet of office space. If the leases go as planned, the new tenants at 747 and 751 Haywood won’t be unfamiliar: They already own nearby restaurants.

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The owners of Asheville Sandwich on State Street, Brian and Tom Good and Lawrence Perkins, are designing a new concept for the space. “I don’t really feel comfortable saying what yet,” Brian says. “We’re going to have a lot of fun there.” Next door, the folks behind Nine Mile are getting a lease together. Aaron Thomas, chef and co-owner of the Montford spot, says there’s no ink on the deal just yet, but he’ll keep Xpress updated. “You can mention it,” he says. “We haven’t signed a true lease yet; it’s kind of like a handshake and ‘yes,’ but it’s not official. It’s close.”

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Nalgene bottles that keep the drink fizzy for about three days unopened, Anderson says. Take them hiking or bring one home for dinner, he suggests. Look for Blue Blaze at the French Broad Food Co-op tailgate market on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. or at the Black Mountain market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Anderson hopes to wholesale his syrups to bars in the future. For more information, search for Blue Blaze Soda Company on Facebook.

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one loVe reoPens One Love Jamaican closed its Canton location in March, but now, it’s reopened in Lake Junaluska at 1168 Dellwood Road. The restaurant serves homestyle lunches and dinners of stewed meat, jerk chicken and salt fish accompanied by no-frills sides and banana cornbread. For more information, search for One Love Jamaican on Facebook or call 531-9966.

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limiting their creativity. Thus, the Italian concept will continue to define dinners at Cucina24, while the late-night menu, which could become available during the week, will be unpredictable. Does that mean experimental? Not exactly, Canipelli says. “I don’t really like putting names on things.” Expect small plates of kung pao cauliflower — that’s tempura-fried cauliflower with spicy peanuts and basil. When he launched the menu last weekend, he devoted an entire section to toast, sometimes topped with pimento cheese, others with avocado and egg. The plates should run $10 or less, Canipelli says. Wash it down with a craft cocktail from bartender Charlie Hodge (formerly of Chestnut). The late-night menu is targeted mostly toward the service industry crowd, Canipelli says. “You can do all this advertising, and you can get all these reviews, but to me, if cooks come in here and eat on their day off, then we’re doing things the right way.”

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“This place [625 Haywood Road] is one I’ve drooled over since my wife and I moved to Asheville. It’s a standalone building, which is unbelievable. We not only get the space we need for the brewery and kitchen, we also get 14 parking spots, a stoplight, and one of the busiest restaurants in town [Sunny Point] across the street,” says Klingel. WhAt to exPect If you ever went when the building was Viva Deli, the interior of Oyster House will be somewhat familiar. But there are some key differences. Instead of a deli case, a handmade bar with embedded oyster shells is the largest thing in the room. The space itself is a bit larger, as what used to be the back office is now a hallway to the kitchen and a bathroom for guests. And the whole interior has been painted royal blue. On the beer side, the mainstays from The Lobster Trap will make their way over, mostly unchanged: the Moonstone Stout, of course, as well as the Dirty Blonde and Patton Avenue Pale. The IPA will be retooled slightly, “pumped up a bit,” according to Klingel. There will also be a couple of new Oyster

House beers soon after opening. A “vegan” version of the Moonstone Stout — brewed without any oysters — will hit the taps, as will a saison for the summer months. At any one time, Klingel plans to keep about five house beers on tap. With 12 taps and at least one hand-pump at opening, that means there will always be plenty of guest beers available as well. “We’re still working on the list, but it will be beer that beer junkies want,” says Klingel. “You’ll see Bells and Founders, probably Stone, and definitely Foothills — I love their beer. There will be beers from other Asheville breweries, too. Maybe a Green Man Porter, and French Broad Kölsch or Wee Heavier.” Prices are not yet set, but Klingel hopes to keep pints at $4 or $4.50 for most beers. They will also do half-pints and flights with 3-ounce glasses. Klingel stresses that Oyster House is a brewery first — they just happen to serve food. There will be some salads, red beans and rice, and shrimp. However, it’s clear he’s excited about the oyster program. “We’ll have raw oysters, grilled

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oysters, fried oysters, blue cheese fried oysters … featuring about seven or eight different varieties of oysters whenever we can,” says Klingel. He plans to source some locally, here in North Carolina, and also bring in oysters from Virginia, New England, Canada (British Columbia) and Washington State. With a new building, new beers, and plenty of oysters, what’s the owner looking forward to most? “I am super excited to ride my cruiser to work, and to have my wife and daughter walk up to have lunch with me. That’s going to be amazing,” says Klingel. note: The exact opening day and hours of operation were not finalized at press time. However, the opening is planned for the week of June 17, and tentative hours will likely be 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Check Oyster House’s Facebook page (facebook. com/pages/OysterHouse-BrewingCompany) for the last-minute information.

are all about balance.” With most beers in the 5 percent ABV range — even the IPA barely breaks 5.5 percent — most are made for easy drinking as well. The tasting room, which shares space with a homebrew supply shop, has eight beers on tap that change every couple of days. If you don’t make it to the tasting room, Black Mountain Ale House already has Lookout on tap, and a few other Black Mountain businesses will have beer flowing soon, according to Garcia. Louise’s Kitchen, Dark City Deli, Town Pump and Todd’s Sandwich Shop will all have a tap, and Phil’s Bar-B-Que will go one step further with a custom light lager tentatively titled Phil’s Pils.

ADDress: 103 S. Ridgeway Ave., Black Mountain As Oyster House moves up from a nano-sized brewing system, another small-batch system has just come online out in Black Mountain. Housed in a small strip behind Lucky Bamboo Café, Lookout Brewing is easy to miss if you’re not, well, looking out for it. However, it has one big advantage: its proximity to downtown Black Mountain. “Both tourists and the locals here like walking around, so we wanted to be somewhere you could walk or bike to easily,” says owner John Garcia. While Garcia has only been brewing for a couple of years, he’s the former beer buyer for Black Mountain Ale House — so he knows what locals want to drink. “That job made me very familiar with the beer around here, and the numbers, and it’s a big reason why we make the beers we do at Lookout. …I learned that the beers that sell locally actually aren’t the extreme ones. They’re the ones that are palatable to a wide range of people. We see our beers like that — beers that

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In the eyes of River Guerguerian, there are few problems that can’t be solved by percussion. He sees the musical component as medicine for the world, an element that is shared by virtually every culture on the globe, connecting them despite their often polarizing differences. He sees ancient techniques alleviating the fatigue from tech overload with traditions such as Middle Eastern frame-drumming uniting modern musicians with simpler times. In more chaotic strains, he sees rhythm as a link to nature, an answer to the random movements of leaves in the forest. For him, rhythm’s applications are seemingly without end. This mindset drove him to create the Asheville Percussion Festival. The celebration and conference matches a week of workshops and private lessons with a pair of weekend concerts, bringing together artists from various traditions and backgrounds and allowing them the opportunity to collaborate and experiment.

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ashevilLe percussIon Festival odyssey community schooL 90 ZilLIcoa street Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16. Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuition and tickets range from $15 for individual concerts to $150 for the entire weekend. Full schedule of workshops and concerts at

“I get really inspired by percussion,” the festival director says with a laugh. “It's the only thing I know. It's my whole life. Is it just because I'm obsessed with something? Am I an addict? No. It's this thing that connects me and, I think, a lot of other people who are into it to the Earth. That's our role, even in an ensemble. Whether it's a rock band or an orchestra, we have a certain connection to the Earth that

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anchors people as they kind of float away into their improvisations and their melodies.” This week, the second annual Asheville Percussion Festival will take over the town’s Odyssey Community School. At the time of publication, the 12 musicians who were selected as this year’s main performers were two days deep into a four-day residency, where they will share ideas, teach each other new techniques, and ultimately polish material for a collaborative weekend performance. The diverse faculty includes experts in various world traditions — South Indian music and African djembe among others — as well as progressive artists pushing in new directions — a fiddle player exploring percussive techniques, a drummer who specializes in the appropriation of found objects. During the day Friday through Sunday, the performers will lead workshops on various techniques. Attendees will be able to learn about augmenting rhythms with digital loops or study technique for playing marimba. On Friday night, the faculty will show off what they can do individually, showcasing their skills during an evening concert consisting of short sets. The following night, they will reveal what they have prepared together. “World percussion is a very diverse field,” offers Assistant Director Adam Maalouf. Both he and Guerguerian will be participating as performers during the festival. “Every culture of the world has something to say and something unique to give. By having percussionists from the Middle East and from South America and from India and from Africa, we’re promoting this diversity and this community between all of us. It’s a common language that we can all speak. Sometimes people will ask me, ‘Do you speak any other languages?’ My quick answer to them is, ‘I speak the universal language of rhythm.’ Two drummers can get together and play without having the ability to actually speak the same language.” The 12 voices that will attempt to converse during this week’s festival come from all over the spectrum of percussive art. As important as what they might create together are the unique ideas and traditions they represent. During recent weeks, Xpress caught up with all 12 of the festival’s main performers to find out more about their philosophies and talents.

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layne redmond Primary Instrument: Frame drums What she’s All About: As both a player and a historian, Redmond is considered one of the foremost authorities on frame drums — essentially any drum with a width that greatly exceeds its depth; the tambourine is the most common modern example. Voted by DRUM! Magazine as one of the “53 Heavyweight Drummers Who Made a Difference in the ‘90s,” she began working with frame drum specialist Glen Velez in the early ‘80s. Like her teacher, Redmond’s style draws from various traditions from around the world. And there are a lot. Frame drums are one of the earliest known forms of percussion with deep roots in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Her book When the Drummers Were Women explores the early history of the frame drum and its beginnings as a female-dominated form. On the Frame drum: “It was one of the earliest ways to amplify the voice, like the earliest microphone. We see images going back 4,000 years, and you can still see today there’s a whole style of traditional singing in Iran where the frame drum is held up near the mouth, so it becomes the echo chamber and amplifies the voice and amplifies the harmonic overtones. So that’s a really important thing. You’re really hearing all the overtones. That

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What He’s All About: Born in Montreal to Armenian-Egyptian parents, Guerguerian was destined to pursue sonic diversity from the start. He studied music at the Manhattan School of Music and fell in with the varied experimental sounds bouncing around New York. In the mid-’90s, he sold all his possessions and spent five years living in a wildlife sanctuary in the Himalayas. This immersion in nature initiated intense research into the physiological effects of sound, an effort that helped spawn the otherworldly drones incorporated into his Grooves For Odd Times collection. He is skills extend to a wide array of instruments: He’s spent time studying frame drum technique, which he will show off when he collaborates with Layne Redmond and others at APF to recreate an ancient Greek song. He is also proficient with Middle Eastern and Afro-Cuban percussion, marimba, tabla, kanjira, cajón, gongs, singing bowls and various found objects. He also has a penchant for loop effects. He now resides in Asheville.

What she’s All About: At this point in her career, Wright is more renowned for her singing than her drumming. Her eclectic and vivid style of R&B keys on her softly smoldering vocals. Her fourth album, Fellowship, was released in 2010. But Wright’s got more going on than just a wonderful voice. She’s been studying with Guerguerian, learning her way around a diverse spread of percussion instruments. She’s already been on one tour that featured her rhythms as prominently as her singing, and while this is her first percussion festival, her unique perspective should prove quite valuable.

On diversity: “The older I get, I still feel like I’m trying to refine everything, I started off playing so many different instruments because it just appealed to me. I was in an area

On the Relationship Between Rhythm and vocals: “I think I have something to contribute in the way of talking about the virtues and the habits and mindsets that makes the

Primary Instrument: Djembe What He’s All About: Among the world’s foremost masters of the djembe, a skin-covered and goblet-shaped drum that originated in West Africa, Conde is an expert in African musical traditions and an ambassador for that culture throughout the world. Hailing from Guinea, he began touring the world in 1996, eventually moving to the United States in 2004. These days, he teaches as much as he plays, opening up players of all levels to the musical traditions of his people. He has been featured on the IMAX documentary PULSE: A Stomp Odyssey as well as a host of CDs and DVDs. His style is frenetic but beautiful, uniting wild abandon with emotional immediacy. On the Joy of Teaching and Playing: “I love music. Music cleans my body. It makes me happy. It connects me with anybody that plays. I have more energy. I have more experience. Someone is going to be my friend because we love the same instrument, so I love for anybody to play djembe and I love to teach.”

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where that was accessible, and I just loved it. I really love different tones. Every time of the day, you want different tones. I’m drawn to the gongs and the bowls for the meditation aspect of it and then really hardcore stuff, I love it when people dance, and I love to dance to my stuff. And then stuff somewhere in the middle. They all feed me in different ways.”

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drummer a great pairing with the voice and also just where the voice and drums meet in the tradition of storytelling. I always tell my drummers that if at any point I stop singing, then the audience should know what the story is, have a notion of it, from what they’re playing. I really enjoy drummers who really give themselves the authority to animate music, to tell the story along with me and to really ride in the front seat with the voice to relay the message and to lead the band in dynamics and things like that. I’m excited to talk about that.”

bells for the pitch. They actually are paying a lot of attention to melodic content. It’s just not quite as flexible as you’re going to have on a melodic instrument. What I’m going to be able to do is bring another kind of melodic content. With the violin, you can play long notes and sustain. There’s going to be a good contrast between the violin and percussion instruments, but there’s also going to be a lot of good overlap between my percussive elements and their melodic choices.”

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Primary Instrument: Fiddle What He’s All About: Born to a banjo-andpedal-steel-playing father, Driessen’s first fiddle was a cardboard box with a paint stirrer for a neck and a wooden dowel for a bow. He received a degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music and has been pushing his technique forward ever since. The percussive elements of his playing derive from a style called “the chop,” which mimics the rhythmic playing of the mandolin in the way the bow taps the string. He’s expanded that ability with a variety of loop pedals and effects, building solo shows into manic sprees of expression. On Violin as Percussion: “I think the stereotype is that people don’t think of percussion as being a melodic tool. However, drummers are tuning their drums. They’re picking certain

as the universal language, but, in fact, music is not a universal language. There’s music all over the world, but there are different types of music. The different aspects of the musical tradition have to be explained for people outside the tradition to understand it. That being said, rhythm is universal. Rhythm is something we find all over the world.”

naCho arimany Primary Instrument: Ethnic drum set

What He’s All About: Krishnamurthy first picked up the mridangam at the age of eight. An Indian drum known for its deep notes and extreme difficulty, he progressed swiftly, letting neither the tedium of his learning or a childhood move to Massachusetts stunt his advancement. These days, he’s become a master of his instrument, as well as a skilled purveyor of South Indian music and culture. He’s also taken on the role of teacher, serving as an ambassador for his music by teaching it to others. His most recent post finds him sharing his techniques at Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.

What He’s All About: Arimany is known for his touch with flamenco rhythms, but his sound draws from more than just that one style. He blends flamenco — born in his homeland of Spain — with inflections of African, Afro-Cuban and Arab rhythm. His Nacho Arimany World-Flamenco Septet is an explosion of Latin fervor, modern jazz complexity, and various other strains of world music that Arimany has picked up over the years. He primarily plays what he calls his “ethnic drum set,” which features him sitting on the ground surrounded by a diverse array of percussive instruments: Nigerian oodo, cajón and Wind and Eagle whistles from pre-Hispanic Mexico are but a small segment of the spread. He also innovates the ways his instruments can be played, doing things like floating drums on water to alter their sound.

On Education: “Tradition and innovation are two sides of the same coin, in my opinion. I’m interested in both. We often talk about music

On Flamenco: “It’s like having a master’s degree in percussion. It has developed all these rhythms and polyrhythms, and thanks

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to that I’m able to communicate with any percussionist in the world. You develop amazing skills of rhythm and of listening because flamenco is also a lot of improvisation. It’s not fixed in cycles. You have to listen to what the dancer is doing with the feet and what the singer is doing and what the guitarist is playing. Percussion in flamenco is always accompanying, always supporting, so you have to codify what is going on all the time. Learning that language allowed me to communicate with most of the language of the world. That was my amazing gift from flamenco.”

Kevin spears Primary Instrument: Kalimba What He’s All About: Spears determined he should play kalimba, a small African instrument often referred to as the hand piano, when he was 10 years old. His sister was a big Earth, Wind & Fire fan, and the band’s frequent use of the instrument inspired him to pick it up as well. That he came to kalimba through an outfit blending rock with funk and soul makes sense given his style. When he began to perform publicly in 1998, he quickly realized that he would need to amplify his instrument rather than mic it. He installed pickups into his kalimba, and that opened the door to effects and loops, both of which he now employs to powerful effect, building up layers of distortion that enhance his already complex rhythms and melodies. • JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2013 51

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On effects: “I’ve always been one that experimented with materials in terms of pushing extremes, in terms of how high you can make something sound or how low, that kind of thing. I applied that interest to kalimba when I was a child. When I first started playing it, I played it acoustically. When I started to play larger and larger venues, and I needed to amplify it. Over the years, I’ve experimented with different things to create the sound that I like. For me, the kalimba represents 20 or 30 different instruments. It can be played in that way.”

adam maaLouf Primary Instrument: Cross-cultural percussion What He’s All About: Maalouf’s style makes him an ideal assistant director for APF. He specializes in cross-cultural percussion, having become proficient on an impressive variety of instruments from all over the world. More than that, he’s well-versed in the traditions and cultures they represent, uniting them in a way that doesn’t forsake their essences. In addition, he’s a proponent of pushing percussion forward with electronics. He plays with many different outfits playing many different styles and has taught workshops and master classes at Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, On His Philosophy: “Being well-rounded in approach and just being open to new musical ideas and concepts that I might not be comfortable with, sooner or later, you become so comfortable

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with everything around you that you can kind of just move from one thing to another seamlessly and just blend in [with] a variety of musical situations like a chameleon, be that playing drum set in a jazz band, playing xylophone in a symphony orchestra, or playing congas in a Latin band, or playing frame drum with a Middle Eastern group. You start to internalize all these concepts, and then you can adapt them to different instruments and different musical situations.”

Juan aLamo Primary Instrument: Marimba What He’s All About: Few players unite rhythm and melody quite so completely as Juan Alamo. Among the premiere marimba players on the planet, he’s also an able vibraphone player, a composer and an educator. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he pushes past his primary instrument with projects such as LatinVibes, a group in which he plays vibraphone and serves as director. He released his debut solo LP, Remembrance, in 2007, and he will offer a follow-up later this year. His playing is propulsive and immersive, rich melodies gliding along energetic rhythms. On Marimba: “As a percussionist, you have the best of both worlds. You have rhythm, and you have melody. When you play marimba, you can do basically everything. The marimba is basically like a piano. You can play rhythm, or you can play melody. The instrument has such a broad range. You can play accompaniment. You

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can do whatever you want with the instrument. It’s just infinite possibilities on the instrument. That’s what attracts me the most. I can play rhythm, contribute as a percussionist, or I can play melody. I can do everything.”

mattheW rIchmond Primary Instrument: Vibraphone What He’s All About: Richmond has performed, composed, recorded and taught in many different styles and situations. He’s an exemplary vibraphone player, a unique skill that helps him maintain a constant stream of work. He has added tinkling melodies to the Asheville indie-pop band stephaniesid, and also plays with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and the jazz-enthused Like Mind Trio. As a composer, he has created scores for ballets and plays. Richmond does a little bit of everything, a practice he believes strengthens each of his individual talents. On Being Well-Rounded: “I’ve always believed that anything I learn as a musician transfers to everything else that I do. Getting better at one thing is going to make me better at everything. What’s been good for me, being seen as a vibraphone specialist is mainly just that it’s an unusual instrument, I get to explore things. It’s not like I’m just another guitarist who has to try to be special. Being a vibes player gives me a chance to stand out from the crowd, and I can use that as kind of a springboard for all of the other things that I want to do.”

BilLy Jonas Primary Instrument: “Re-percussion” drum set What He’s All About: Jonas creates what he refers to as his "neo-tribal hootenanny" with a bright tenor voice and a percussion setup dominated by repurposed objects: containers, water bottles, buckets, pots and pans, salad bowls and tin cans. He straps bells and baubles to his limbs, bangs on corrugated drainage pipes, and wears “magic music moccasins” made from Altoid cans filled with ball bearings. But his purpose in all this isn’t just uniqueness. He strives to make music as a way to foster community, creating fun sounds that are accessible to all ages and bringing people together in a celebration of rhythm and life. On Utilizing Found Objects: “For millennia people have been walking around picking up stuff and knocking it together. When they found something that sounded good, they enjoyed it and refined it. That’s all I’m doing is hearkening back to that ancient and primordial tradition of foraging for inspiration. Any percussionist who’s worth their weight in drums knows that their job is to let the music come through them. I’m no exception. We’re all looking to get out of the way of the music coming through, and if we all know that, then we’re going to find ways to work together and communicate together and ultimately communicate with the audience no matter what kind of instrument we’re playing, whether it’s a drum or a garbage can or a frying pan.”

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kabul toGetHer Tattoo AND PIERCING kHaled Hosseini is a GoodWill envoy for tHe modern novel by alli marsHall Author Khaled Hosseini says his just-released novel, And the Mountains Echoed, began with a perfectly clear and vivid picture in his head. “It was this man walking across the desert, and he’s pulling a wagon,” says Hosseini. “In it, there’s a little girl, and a few steps behind there’s a boy who’s shadowing them.” That scenario plays out early in the book, introducing readers to brother and sister Abdullah and Pari, whose story is threaded throughout saga. Echoed takes place between 1949 and the present, between Afghanistan and the U.S. From that initial image, it branches into the stories of dozens of characters who are linked, if loosely, to each other. Of the book’s genesis, Hosseini says, “It was such an arresting picture and I became so intrigued by it that I felt compelled to sit down and figure out, Who are these people, and where are they going? What are their relationships, and what’s waiting for them?” In a way, that’s the trajectory of Echoed: It’s about unraveling who people are, their connections and their journeys. But through his characters, Hosseini also explores the human history and evolution of war-torn Afghanistan and the lives of its residents, its refugees, its aid workers and those who have left it and yet still carry it with them. The author numbers among the latter group: He was born in Kabul and grew up in Tehran and Paris due to his father’s work as a diplomat. The Saur Revolution prevented the family from returning to Afghanistan, so they sought political asylum in the U.S. Abdullah, who is separated from his young sister, Pari, early in the book, finds his way to California, as do cousins Idris and Timur. Idris, like Hosseini, trained as a physician and returns to Kabul with his cousin to reconnect with his roots. While the author says he’s never written himself into his novels (which include bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, both set in Afghanistan), he has written about things he’s felt. “The closest this book ever comes to me is the experience this young doctor has,” says Hosseini. “He finds himself in an alien environment where he feels out of his element. He feels both that he has kind of come home to the place where he was born, but at the same time, the place has moved on without him.” He continues, “I felt his discomfort at witnessing things he didn’t know how to interpret. The first couple of times I went to Afghanistan, that’s how I felt.” But Hosseini has figured it out: He’s since become a goodwill envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency and works to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan

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(and to people like those about whom he writes) through his own Khaled Hosseini Foundation. In the novel, Idris meets a girl named Roshi in the hospital in Kabul who’s been horribly wounded. Her injury is the result of war, but indirectly. Hosseini calls the reveal of Roshi’s affliction “a real jolt.” It’s also the only time in the book that the violence surrounding the characters is directly addressed. The other 400 pages dance around hardship, longing, loss, illness, poverty and the abuse of power. Wounds are inflicted with weapons, but more often with words and actions, or lack of action. In Hosseini’s book, families can be as lethal as political coups. Despite its thread of tragedy, however, Echoed is also buoyed by beauty and hope, by a strong connection to place and by an altruism at turns raw and graceful. Even as Hosseini carefully constructed back stories and crafted his interwoven narratives, he also bestowed his characters with the ability to forget. Memory and loss of memory play an important role in the novel, but in real life, as well: “Forgetting is as important as remembering,” says Hosseini. “Forgetting is part of growing up.” It’s also a clever tie-in between a long-separated sister and brother, and the fable with which the author opens his novel. Watch for it. So, was it hard for him to deal certain characters harsh blows? Hosseini says that he grew to care about Abdullah and Pari and the many others: “A reader might spend a week with them, but I spent 2 1/2 years with these guys.” Even when he wasn’t working on Echoed, the characters would be on his mind when he was in line at the grocery store or picking up his kids, “occupying real spaces in my head.” He adds, “I’m sad when terrible things happen to them, but the thing that supersedes all of that is the greater story they serve.” X

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is limitless, there is no ceiling. I ship to several countries every day, and my Etsy site has had 267,000 views so far this year, so it definitely hits a previously untapped market for me. The more eyes on your craft, the more likely you are to connect with a customer.” Courchene sees the choice to make a purchase from an artist to be valuable and important. She says, “The faceless nature of large corporations has definitely driven a large segment of the population toward Etsy for a more personal connection to the product story and the person making it.” Schroeder echoes these sentiments. “Times are tough. I feel that more than ever, right now, a customer really wants their dollar to count,” she says. “When you can offer someone a custom made, personalized, eco-friendly, and thoughtful purchase, you have made that customer's dollar count, which means everyone wins.” For a look at a few local Etsy sellers, visit Andrea Lauren Courchene at, Liz Maier at and Mary Lynn Schroeder at X Stephanie Guinan can be reached at

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tavern of curiosities tHe odditrium is part bar, part Weird museum so that patrons can scrawl new contributions from month to month. The patio is in development too. “Our outside area’s going to be revamped,” Kuper says. “We’re going to plant trees and have outdoor seating.” The owners plan to utilize their outdoor space to the fullest extent once permits from the city are cleared. “We’re going to do outdoor movies, and have games outside,” Marshall says. Until then, the Odditorium still offers plenty of indoor activities, including a diverse lineup of live shows. “We have every genre of music coming here,” Marshall says. “We’re not pigeonholing this venue as a specific type of music or a specific type of crowd. Everyone is welcome at any time.” The welcoming atmosphere has worked to the Odditorium’s advantage. The venue has been keeping busy since its official launch on March 1. “We have comedy nights on Tuesdays, and on the last Thursday of the month we have karaoke,” Kuper says. “We’ll have open mic nights and singer-songwriter nights. For at least two or three months, we’re booked solid.” And while patrons enjoy the myriad shows

and activities the bar offers, they can enjoy a completely revamped food and drink selection. Kuper and Marshall have changed up the beers on tap, focusing on local brews while also showcasing high-gravity European beers. They also have plans for unique mixed drinks. “One of our bartenders is actually working on their own bitters, tinctures, and tonics to do infusions,” Kuper says. “There are a lot of herbal infusions that are going to show up in the future.” Although a lot of the Odditorium’s charms are still in the planning phase, Kuper and Marshall have been happy with West Asheville’s reception of what they say is just an honest stab at what they would want from a bar. “When we were talking about our bar and what we thought would work in West Asheville, it was more like, ‘What’s going to make us happy?’” Marshall says. “We feel like what makes us happy could make everyone happy. We think that there’s beauty in all things, and we were like, ‘Why not bring that into the bar?’”

fun house: True to its name, the Odditorium is not just a bar, but a home for curios and other trinkets on the “disturbing” spectrum. Photo by Max Cooper

by max miller Don’t call it a dive bar. Although the Odditorium occupies the same cozy building on Haywood Road that once housed the Get Down, owners Amy Marshall and Tamy Kuper have made some major changes that distance the location from its honky-tonk reputation. “I don’t necessarily love the term ‘dive bar,’” Marshall says. “It’s supposed to be a local neighborhood bar where it’s comfortable.” A local neighborhood bar with a two-headed duck, that is. True to its name, the Odditorium is not just a bar, but a home for oddities, curios and other trinkets on the “slightly disturbing” spectrum. “We’re odd,” Marshall says flatly. “We’re peculiar people. Both Tamy and I are collectors of the odd, the peculiar, the dark, the macabre. We both love that.” The bar currently showcases 13 unique oddities housed in display cases. In addition to the two-headed taxidermy duck, the owners have procured a Congo idol, a crystal tear catcher and an eerie ventriloquist dummy from the 1920s. Kuper is the chief curator of the oddities, and plans to adorn the bar with as many surreal knick knacks as she can find.

“Almost all of it is found online,” Kuper says. “What we’re doing is getting our baby launched so it can walk on its own and then Amy and I are going to take trip after trip cross-country to hunt for things, because that’s where you find the real treasures.” All of the oddities hosted at the bar are for sale, and although only a handful are on display now, Marshall and Kuper plan to pack more in as they find them. “We’re going to hang things from the rafters, I’m sure,” Kuper says. The rafters are another noticeable addition to the building’s feel. Gone is the drop-ceiling, exposing the beams and adding a degree of roominess to the bar’s pool room and stage area. It is just one of many renovations that Marshall and Kuper implemented since they took over the location on Jan. 1. Much of the interior has been repainted and refurbished, including the restrooms. Marshall is particularly proud of one, nicknamed the “death bathroom” because of the authentic death portraits that line the walls. The bathroom walls can be drawn on with chalk, a practice that the owners encourage. At the end of each month, they wash off the walls • JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2013 55

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Wnc Highlands celtic festival Border collies, bagpipes, Irish dance, kilts and plenty of microbrew: The WNC Highlands Celtic Festival returns for the fourth year. Celtic food and vendors, pipes and drums and plenty of music fill the weekend. The entertainment lineup includes Albannach (pictured), Rathkeltair, Cutthroat Shamrock and Marcille Wallis & Friends among others. The festival also highlights the 20th anniversary of Celtic rock pioneers Clan na Gael. Held at the Asheville Outdoor Center (521 Amboy Road) on Friday, June 14 (4 p.m. to midnight) and Saturday, June 15 (8 a.m. to midnight). $20/$25.

the david mayfield parade The second in this summer’s RiverLink RiverMusic free concert series is set for Friday, June 14, beginning at 5 p.m. High-energy Americana act The David Mayfield Parade headlines. Mayfield last played Asheville in December 2012 at The Grey Eagle, sharing the bill with his sister, Jessica Lee Mayfield. Earlier in the year, he played at the Bele Chere Festival. He released his new album, Good Man Down, on April 2. “Mayfield’s rabid fan base helped to fund the release through a wildly successful KickStarter campaign,” says a press release. “The album also boasts special guests such as Seth Avett, country star Dierks Bentley, and legendary bluegrass icons Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.” Underhill Rose and The Empire Strikes Back also perform at RiverMusic. The event includes beer and food vendors. A free trolley makes pickups at U.S. Cellular Center, Aloft Hotel, Glen Rock Depot and RiverMusic between 5 and 10 p.m.

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david byrne & st. vincent The May-to-December album collaboration is far more interesting than the May-to-December romance. Though, like the latter, the former tends to spawn something unexpected and thought-provoking and not necessarily long-lasting. Think Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. David Byrne and St. Vincent (the stage name of Annie Clark) met at an ‘09 Radio City Music Hall benefit concert and then again at a Björk and Dirty Projectors collaboration concert. A concert organizer suggested St. Vincent and the Talking Heads frontman try something similar. And the smart/twitchy/poppy Love This Giant was born. Just a couple of weeks ago, the pair also released the Brass Tactics EP. They play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, June 15. 8 p.m. $58.75-$71.60. Photo by Andreas Laszlo Konrath

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The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce puts on what some say is the most popular barbecue festival in the U.S. And while that claim (like all things to do with ‘cue) is sure to be hotly contested, the annual Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival (at Harmon Field in Tryon) certainly has something for pretty much everyone. Cook-offs, arts and crafts, vendors and music top the to-do list. This year’s bands include local acts Big Daddy Love, Aaron Burdett Band, Town Mountain and Velvet Truckstop and frequent WNC visitors Donna the Buffalo. Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Free on Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Otherwise $8 adults/free for children under 12.


Wednesday • June 12 “Asheville’s Finest” Variety Show!

Bring ur Songs, Dance, Skits, Jokes, Jump Ropes, Burlesque acts, Hula hoops & More! $5 shot of Whiskey+Beer $1 PBR

Wednesday, June 12

Thursday • June 13 Asheville Rootz Collective Presents:

185 kinG street Jeff Coffin (jazz, fusion), 8pm

DJ Garret Roots Reggae, New/Old School Dancehall Jamaican dance party! $3 selected imports & $3 shooters

5 walnut wine bar Mimi Bell (singer-songwriter), 5pm Juan Benevides Trio (flamenco, Latin), 8pm

Friday • June 14 Jarvis Jenkins Band Saturday • June 15 Peace Jones

athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm

Southern Country Rhythms with urban, funky snap.

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

38 N. French Broad Ave

blaCk mountain ale house Bluegrass jam, 9pm



blue mountain piZZa Cafe Open Mic, 7pm bywater International reggae night, 9pm

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Club hairspray Dirty game night & dance party, 10pm Club remix Open mic variety show, 9pm


Cork & keG James Leva & friends (singer-songwriter, Appalachian), 7:30pm

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Creekside taphouse Open mic, 8-11pm

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


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double Crown Country night w/ Dr. Filth, 9pm emerald lounGe Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern Nicki Bluhm & the Gamblers (rock, country, soul) w/ Rayland Baxter, 8pm hanGar lounGe Old-school DJ ('70s-'90s) & open mic, 8pm

it hurtz to say goodbye: Local thrash-metal outfit Megahurtz is calling it quits after three epic years of screeching, shredding and melting faces in basements and dives across Asheville. But not before one final throwdown. The band performs its farewell show on Thursday, June 13 at The Odditorium.

isis restaurant and musiC hall Kruger Brothers (Americana, bluegrass), 9pm

tallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm

bywater Game night, 8pm

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

lobster trap The K-Tones (blues, rock), 7pm

the soCial Karaoke, 9:30pm

Club hairspray Karaoke & dance party, 10pm

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

o.henry's/tuG Karaoke, 10pm

timo's house Blues jam, 10pm

odditorium Hearts Gone South w/ Maggie & Her Mistakes, The Longtime Goners & Emily Rose (country, punk), 9pm

trailhead restaurant and bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm

Club remix DJ Garret (roots reggae, dancehall, dance party), 9pm

odditorium Megahurtz (metal) w/ Ogre Throne, Housefire & Typhonic Age, 9pm

Cork & keG Vollie McKenzie (vocal, jazz), 7:30 pm

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

double Crown International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm

one stop deli & bar Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm

emerald lounGe Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues w/ Pipapelli, 9pm

one stop deli & bar Flux Capacitor (rock, jam), 10pm

one stop deli & bar CollectiveOne (electronic) w/ Robobo & Mary B. Poppins, 9:30pm oranGe peel Foals (indie rock) w/ Surfer Blood & Blondfire, 9pm oskar blues brewery Daniel Shearin (Americana, singer-songwriter), 6pm phoenix lounGe Jazz night, 8pm pisGah brewinG Company The Campfire Reverends (Americana, blues), 6pm red staG Grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm






hiGhland brewinG Company Free movie night, 7pm

olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm


tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Brian Felix Organ Trio, 8:30pm

tHursday, June 13 185 kinG street Mountain Roots Music Review w/ Paul's Creek Band, 8pm 5 walnut wine bar Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 8pm asheville musiC hall Flux Capacitor (jam), 9pm barley's taproom Alien Music Club (jazz jam), 9pm blaCk mountain ale house The Sloantones (rock, funk), 9pm blue mountain piZZa Cafe Locomotive Pie (blues, folk, roots), 7pm

Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern Mick Foley (comedy, storytelling), 8pm harrah's Cherokee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight hiGhland brewinG Company Cutthroat Shamrock (folk punk), 5:30pm isis restaurant and musiC hall Kruger Brothers (Americana, bluegrass), 9pm

oranGe peel John McLaughlin (jazz/fusion guitar), 8pm oskar blues brewery Crooked Pine (old time), 6pm phoenix lounGe Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm pisGah brewinG Company Red Honey (country, blues), 8pm

JaCk of hearts pub Old-time jam, 7pm

purple onion Cafe Erin McDermott Band (folk, bluegrass), 7:30pm

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

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

to qualify for a free listinG, a venue must be predominately dedicated to tHe performinG arts. bookstores and cafés WitH reGular open mics and musical events are also alloWed / to limit confusion, events must be submitted by tHe venue oWner or a representative of tHat venue / events must be submitted in Written form by e-mail (, fax, snail mail or Hand-delivered to tHe clubland editor dane smitH at 2 Wall st., room 209, asHeville, nc 28801. events submitted to otHer staff members are not assured of inclusion in clubland / clubs must Hold at least tWo events per Week to qualify for listinG space. any venue tHat is inactive in clubland for one montH Will be removed / tHe clubland editor reserves tHe riGHt to edit or exclude events or venues / deadline is by noon on monday for tHat Wednesday’s publication. tHis is a firm deadline.

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southern appalaChian brewery Project We Care fundraiser w/ Aaron Burdett Duo (Americana, folk rock), 7pm tallGary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm the soCial Salsa dancing, 9pm town pump Jeff Thompson (singer-songwriter), 9pm

sat. june 15


w/ TREEHOUSE, SUn-dRIEd vIBES 9:30PM tues. june 18



Wed. june 19


JOn STICKLEY BAnd 9:30PM fri. june 21


trailhead restaurant and bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm westville pub Good Graeff (folk, pop), 9:30pm white horse The Riccardi Duo (cabaret, musical comedy), 7:30pm wild winG Cafe Hip Slack, 9:30pm yaCht Club Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm

friday, June 14

apotheCary Elisa Faires: Dialouga Aquila, 9pm


THUR 6.13












BLUES JAM with Westville Allstars Shrimp ‘n Grits • $3.50 RUM DRINKS

11:30am-2am Mon-Fri / 10:30am-2am Sat-Sun 777 Haywood road | 225-WPUB WWW.WESTVILLEPUB.COM

60 JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2013 •

lobster trap Ben Hovey (downtempo, trumpet, electronics), 7pm market plaCe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm

Club hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am

Club tetrus Zansa (Afro-pop), 10pm double Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm emerald lounGe Sky Walkers (rock, jam) w/ Imperial Blend, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Leigh Glass & the Hazards (rock, blues), 6pm Green room Cafe Garry Segal (Americana), 6:30pm Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern Rising Appalachia (roots), 9pm harrah's Cherokee Event center: Dwight Yoakam (country), 9pm Casino: Twang Bangers w/ DJ Paul Gallo, 8pm-2am hiGhland brewinG Company Jeff Sipe Trio (jazz), 6pm

ClassiC wineseller The Flo Sistas (jazz), 7pm

native kitChen & soCial pub Mark Bumgarner (Southern rock, Americana), 8pm

Club metropolis Peace Jones (Southern rock, progressive), 9pm

o.henry's/tuG Latin dance party w/ DJ Pepito, 10pm

double Crown Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm

odditorium Stevie Lee Combs (singer-songwriter), 9pm one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm

emerald lounGe Waylon Jennings birthday bash feat: Andy Buckner, Blue Jeans & Khaki Pants & more, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Todd Cecil (rock, Americana), 6pm Green room Cafe Elise Pratt & Patrick Boland (jazz), 6:30pm

paCk's tavern DJ Moto (dance), 9pm

Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern David Wax Museum ("MexoAmericana"), 9pm

phoenix lounGe Jason DeCristofaro, Michael Jeffry Stevens & Bill Berg (jazz fusion), 8pm

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

pisGah brewinG Company Zach Deputy (singer-songwriter, soul, blues), 9pm

hiGhland brewinG Company Bobby Miller & the Virginia Daredevils (bluegrass), 6pm

red staG Grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm

iron horse station Mark Bumgarner (Southern rock, Americana), 7pm

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

Club eleven on Grove Salsa night, 10pm

bywater Live music, 9pm

Club hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm

ClassiC wineseller Joe Cruz (piano, vocals), 7pm

boiler room Lifecurse, Dead Oaks, Burn False Idols & Insult to Injury (metal), 9pm

monte vista hotel Hope Griffin (folk), 6:30pm

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

Club metropolis Jarvis Jenkins Band (Southern rock, jam), 9pm

feat. HI-WIRE

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Jay Gibrall (rock), 7pm

blaCk mountain ale house David Zoll Trio (rock, retro pop), 9pm

bywater Cary Fridley & Down South (blues, country), 9pm

WED 6.12

JaCk of the wood pub John Hogan & Maria Moss (folk, oldtime), 5pm Delta Moon (blues, Americana, roots), 9pm

oskar blues brewery John Cloyd Miller & Will Straughan of Red June (bluegrass, Americana), 7pm

boiler room Hazel Ray, Mindshapefist & Severance (rock, metal), 9pm

Live Music • Daily Specials

blaCk mountain ale house DJ Munn (dance), 9pm

5 walnut wine bar Kings County Swing (swing), 10pm

athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

American-Inspired Cuisine Pool | Shuffleboard | Foosball | 11’ Screen

JaCk of hearts pub Even the Animals (folk rock), 9pm

oranGe peel Leo Kottke (folk, blues, jazz), 8pm

asheville musiC hall Sanctum Sully (bluegrass) w/ The Whiskey Grins, 10pm

Full Bar 27 Beers On Tap

athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

185 kinG street Live comedy, 8pm

altamont theater John Fullbright (singer-songwriter), 8pm


isis restaurant and musiC hall Roadkill Ghost Choir (folk rock, psychedelic) w/ Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work, 10pm

southern appalaChian brewery Peggy Ratusz (blues, soul, rock), 8pm straiGhtaway Cafe Dave Turner (jazz/pop piano), 6pm tallGary's Cantina Blind Lemon Phillips (blues), 9:30pm the soCial Enlightened Rogues (blues), 9:30pm timo's house DJ Jet & guests (hip-hop), 10pm-2am town pump Les Racquet (indie rock), 9pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Jim Arrendell & the Cheap Suits (dance), 10pm vanuatu kava bar Seraphim Arkistra (electro-coustic, ambient, improv), 9pm wall street Coffee house Open mic, 9pm white horse BJ Leiderman Band (pop, rock), 8pm wild winG Cafe A Social Function (classic rock, hits), 9:30pm

saturday, June 15

isis restaurant and musiC hall Kickin Grass (bluegrass, Americana), 9pm JaCk of hearts pub Letters to Abigail (folk rock), 9pm JaCk of the wood pub Yankee Dixie feat: Tara Mills (Americana, folk, bluegrass), 5pm The Darnell Boys (country, blues, R&B) w/ Sarah & the Tallboys, 9pm lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Marietta's Palm (reggae, rock) w/ Treehouse & Sun-Dried Vibes, 9:30pm lobster trap Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 7pm millroom DLX (electronic) w/ In Plain Sight, 10pm monte vista hotel Chris Smith (country, folk), 6pm o.henry's/tuG DJ Rasa & DJ Gilbot, 10pm odditorium Temptations Wings w/ Dissent & Through the Fallen (metal), 9pm olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Tripsta Trip w/ Noctuo, Silky Johnson & Minority Report (hip-hop), 10pm oranGe peel Abbey Road Live (Beatles tribute), 8pm oskar blues brewery Buncombe Turnpike CD Release (bluegrass), 6pm

185 kinG street "Soul'd Out," 8pm

paCk's tavern Atomic Sauce (funk, rock, blues), 9pm

5 walnut wine bar Lyric (soul, funk, pop), 10pm

phoenix lounGe Terina Plyler (Americana, folk), noon American Gonzos (rock, jam), 9pm

apotheCary JACUZZIHIDIVE (electro, dance) w/ East Coast Trade Company & May Irwin, 9pm

pisGah brewinG Company The Lazybirds (swing), 8pm

purple onion Cafe Chuck Beattie Band (blues, jazz), 8pm

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm

southern appalaChian brewery Dan Keller Trio (jazz), 5pm

root bar no. 1 Bullfeather (rock), 9pm

Cork & keG Cajun Dance with "Berli Coco" (Cajun), 5pm

straiGhtaway Cafe Garry Segal (Americana), 6pm

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

wall street Coffee house Kids' open mic, 2pm

double Crown Soul gospel Sunday w/ DJ Sweet Daddy Swamee, 6pm Karaoke w/ KJ JD, 10pm

southern appalaChian brewery Taylor Moore Band (Americana, rock), 8pm

monday, June 17

emerald lounGe Night Beds (singer-songwriter) w/ Jenny O., 9pm

straiGhtaway Cafe Black Robin Hero (rock, folk), 6pm

185 kinG street Dave Desmelik, Becca McMahan & Taylor Martin (singer-songwriters), 8pm

Good stuff Dear Rabbit, 6pm

tallGary's Cantina Mojomatic (rock, blues), 9:30pm

5 walnut wine bar Rich Sheldon Band, 8pm

Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern Billy Joe Shaver (country, singer-songwriter), 8pm

the soCial Karaoke, 9:30pm

apotheCary Grandchildren (indie rock, electro) w/ Dogtooth & Morbids, 9pm

Grove park inn Great hall Two Guitars (classical), 10am-noon

town pump Croon-n-Cadence (rock), 9pm

Courtyard Gallery Open mic, 8-11pm

isis restaurant and musiC hall Jazz showcase, 6pm

westville pub Whiskey of the Damned (Celtic rock), 10pm

Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern Contra dance, 8pm

JaCk of hearts pub Sherry Lynn & Mountain Friends (bluegrass), 1pm

hanGar lounGe

Karaoke, 10pm A Night of Hip-Hop feat.11pm $5 lobster trap


white horse BJ Leiderman Band (pop, rock), 8pm

bywater Open mic w/ Taylor Martin, 9pm

harrah's Cherokee Dueling pianos, 5pm-9pm

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

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

21+ isis restaurant and musiC hall Reptar (post-punk, psych-pop) w/ The Brand New Life & Casual Curious, Benefit Azalea School feat. 7pm Danielfor Keller (jazz Mountain guitar), 11am $15 David Earl & The Plowshares 8:30pm All Ages & The Gypsy Swingers JaCk of hearts pub odditorium sunday, June 16 Traveling Suitcase (indie rock), 7:30pm Lea Renard & the Triple Threat (blues), 9pm JaCk of the wood pub 5 walnut wine bar one stop deli & bar The Green Boys (bluegrass, folk, honkyThe Get Right Band (blues, funk), 10pmtonk), 9pm Bluegrass brunch w/ The Pond Brothers, midnight 11am lobster trap apotheCary oranGe peel Stuart McNair (country, bluegrass, rock), Old Flings (pop punk, emo) w/ The New 7pm Zydeco night, 5:30pm Lows & Means Well, 9pm oskar blues brewery purple onion Cafe barley's taproom Old-time jam, 5-8pm Blues & gospel brunch w/ Darlyne Cain Big Block Dodge (jazz fusion), 7:30pm phoenix lounGe sCandals niGhtClub blaCk mountain ale house Dust n' the Wynn (singer-songwriter, Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am rock), 8pm Jazz brunch w/ Mike Gray Trio, 11:30am EARLY SHOW

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

Saturday, February 9th monte vista hotel


Music Schedules

Wednesday, June 12th



2.00 Pints 26 Taps to Choose From



5.00 Jager Bombs & Angry Balls


5.00 Mojitos & Bloody Marys 2.00 Domestics


10.00 YugoBurger with Craft Beer


5.00 Margaritas

An Evening With


Flux Capacitor 21+$5 Friday, June 14th


Sanctum Sully & The Whiskey Grins

10pm $8/$10 21+

Saturday, June 15th



3.25 Flights

Thursday, June 13th




Benefit JasonMartinis Hall feat. 10pm 1/2 for OFF & Bottles of Wine $10


Robobo 21+$5

Tripsta Trip, Noctuo, Silky $5 Johnson & Minority Report 18+

Tuesday, June 18th

TWO FOR TUESDAY 8pm Oak Creek & Alpenglow $2 - ALL AGES!

6-19 • MELLOW MUSHROOM************* PRESENTS: Hydrabadd w/ Special Guest 6-20 • STELLA BLUE PRESENTS: Kylesa w/ Blood Ceremony & MORE! 6-21 • An Evening with Machine Funk - Widespread Panic Tribute 6-22 • GENIASS PRESENTS: Gift of Gab w/ Free Radio & Alpha Lee *************



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Over 40 Entertainers!


A True Gentleman’s Club

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


2 PBR’s EVERY Day! $ 2 Local Draft Fridays…


Each Friday a different local draft selected to put on special for $2!

Promotion for a limited time, so come while the gettin’s good! FRI. 6/14




DJ Moto (dance, pop hits)

SAT. 6/15

Atomic Sauce (funk, rock, blues)

Mon – Thurs 6:30pm–2am | Fri – Sat 6:30pm–3am



520 Swannanoa River Rd • Asheville (828) 298-1400 •


“ladies love outlaws”: The Emerald Lounge celebrates the late, great country outlaw Waylon Jennings with a birthday bash featuring Jennings covers by Andy Buckner and Southern Soul Campaign, Blue Jeans and Khaki Pants and Hawks and Arrows on Saturday, June 15. All proceeds benefit The Waylon Jennings Fund, which supports diabetes research and treatment.

the soCial Open mic, 8pm

emerald lounGe Open mic w/ Andrew Usher, 8pm

tiGer mountain thirst parlour Honky-tonk (classic country & rockabilly) w/ DJ Lorruh & Dave, 10pm

isis restaurant and musiC hall Bluegrass sessions, 9pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues Scary-Oke w/ DJ Billy Masters, 10pm westville pub Trivia night, 9pm

tuesday, June 18

mountain xpress


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185 kinG street Live comedy, 8pm 5 walnut wine bar The John Henrys (gypsy jazz), 8pm altamont brewinG Company Open mic, 8pm altamont theater Troy Conn (classical, jazz), 8pm blue mountain piZZa Cafe Mark Bumgarner (Americana), 7pm Club eleven on Grove Swing lessons, 6:30 & 7:30pm Tango lessons, 7pm Dance Cry Baby, 8:30pm Creekside taphouse Old-time jam, 6:30pm double Crown J.P. Harris (honky-tonk, outlaw country) w/ Joe Fletcher, 9pm

JaCk of the wood pub Hannah Harber, Joe Cat & H. Hanson (singer-songwriters), 7pm lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Reasonably Priced Babies (improv comedy), 8:30pm lobster trap Jay Brown (Americana, folk), 7-9pm o.henry's/tuG Movie trivia, 10pm odditorium Choking on Ash w/ Yautja (metal), 9pm olive or twist The Blue Dogs (blues), 8-11pm one stop deli & bar Two for Tuesday feat: Alpenglow & Oak Creek, 8pm

Dog House Band (bluegrass), 6pm

Wednesday, June 19 5 walnut wine bar Anniversary party w/ Hank West & the Smokin' Hots, Juan Benevides Trio & more, 5pm altamont theater Jerry Castle (rock, country), 8pm athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm barley's taproom Dr. Brown's Team Trivia, 8:30pm blaCk mountain ale house Bluegrass jam, 9pm blue mountain piZZa Cafe Open Mic, 7pm bywater International reggae night, 9pm

oskar blues brewery Trivia, 6pm

Club hairspray Dirty game night & dance party, 10pm

phoenix lounGe XO (jazz fusion), 8pm

Club remix Open mic variety show, 9pm

tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues El Duende (Latin jazz), 9pm

Creekside taphouse Open mic, 8-11pm

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

dirty south lounGe Disclaimer Standup Lounge (comedy open mic), 9pm double Crown Country night w/ Dr. Filth, 9pm

clubdirectory 185 king street 877-1850 5 Walnut Wine bar 253-2593 altamont brewing company 575-2400 altamont theatre 348-5327 arcade 258-1400 asheville civic center & thomas Wolfe auditorium 259-5544 asheville music Hall 255-7777 asheville radio cafe 254-3636 athena’s club 252-2456 barley’s tap room 255-0504 black mountain ale House 669-9090 blue mountain pizza 658-8777 boiler room 505-1612 bobo Gallery 254-3426 broadway’s 285-0400 the bywater 232-6967 club Hairspray 258-2027 club metropolis 258-2027 club remix 258-2027 the chop House 253-1852 creekside taphouse 575-2880

adam dalton distillery 367-6401 desoto lounge 986-4828 diana Wortham theater 257-4530 dirty south lounge 251-1777 double crown 575-9060 dobra tea room 575-2424 eleven on Grove 505-1612 emerald lounge 232- 4372 firestorm cafe 255-8115 french broad brewery tasting room 277-0222 french broad chocolate lounge 252-4181 Good stuff 649-9711 Green room cafe 692-6335 Grey eagle music Hall & tavern 232-5800 Grove House eleven on Grove 505-1612 the Grove park inn (elaine’s piano bar/ Great Hall) 252-2711 the Handlebar (864) 233-6173 Hangar lounge 684-1213 Harrah’s cherokee 497-7777

emerald lounGe Blues jam w/ Riyen Roots, 8pm Good stuff Jake Hollifield's silent movie boogie, 7pm Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern Rebirth Brass Band, 9pm hanGar lounGe Old-school DJ ('70s-'90s) & open mic, 8pm isis restaurant and musiC hall Ahleuchatistas (experimental) w/ Shenzhen, 9pm JaCk of hearts pub Hot Point Trio (gypsy jazz), 7pm lexinGton ave brewery (lab) FrazierBand (rock, Americana, fusion) w/ Jon Stickley Band, 9:30pm lobster trap Rob Parks Trio (string band), 7pm o.henry's/tuG Karaoke, 10pm odditorium Family Cat w/ Muscle & Bone, Close Talker & Dimarcos (punk, emo), 9pm olive or twist Cadillac Rex (oldies, swing, rock), 8-11pm oskar blues brewery The Wilhelm Brothers (folk rock), 6pm phoenix lounGe

Bloody mary Bar Sundays @ noon

Highland brewing company 299-3370 the Hop 254-2224 the Hop West 252-5155 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 monte vista Hotel 669-8870 odditorium 505-8388 one stop bar deli & bar 255-7777 o.Henry’s/tuG 254-1891 the orange peel 225-5851 oskar blues brewery 883-2337 pack’s tavern 225-6944 pisgah brewing co. 669-0190 pulp 225-5851 purple onion cafe 749-1179 rankin vault 254-4993 red stag Grill at the Grand bohemian Hotel 505-2949

Jazz night, 8pm red staG Grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 7-10pm tallGary's Cantina Open mic/jam, 7pm the soCial Karaoke, 9:30pm timo's house Blues jam, 10pm trailhead restaurant and bar Kevin Scanlon's old-time jam, 6:30pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues The Bill Bares Piano Trio (jazz), 8:30pm

tHursday, June 20 185 kinG street Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (jazz, fusion, rock), 8pm 5 walnut wine bar The Roaring Lions (jazz), 8pm altamont theater The Sweetback Sisters (country, swing), 8pm apotheCary Midichlorians (noise, punk) w/ Hectorina & Petey, 9pm asheville musiC hall Kylesa (rock) w/ Blood Ceremony, White Hills & Lazer/Wulf, 10pm

root bar no.1 299-7597 scandals nightclub 252-2838 scully’s 251-8880 smokey’s after dark 253-2155 southern appalacian brewery 684-1235 the social 298-8780 static age records 254-3232 straightaway cafe 669-8856 tallGary’s cantina 232-0809 rocky’s Hot chicken shack 575-2260 thirsty monk south 505-4564 tiger mountain thirst parlour 407-0666 timo’s House 575-2886 trailhead restaurant & bar 357-5656 treasure club 298-1400 tressa’s downtown Jazz & blues 254-7072 Westville pub 225-9782 White Horse 669-0816 Wild Wing cafe 253-3066 Wxyz lounge 232-2838

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

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

WED 6/12

THU 6/13

bywater Game night, 8pm Club hairspray Karaoke & dance party, 10pm Club remix DJ Garret (roots reggae, dancehall, dance party), 9pm double Crown International cuts w/ DJ Flypaper, 9pm emerald lounGe Andrew Usher Band (Americana) w/ Elk Tracks & The Moon & You, 9pm frenCh broad brewery tastinG room CarolinaBound (folk, country), 6pm Good stuff Open mic w/ Patrick Flaherty, 7pm Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern Rosco Bandana (folk rock) w/ If Birds Could Fly, 9pm

w/ Rayland Baxter 8pm • $13/$15

Grey Eagle Comedy Series


WWE Wrestling Legend turned stand-up comedian! 8pm • $22/$25

FRI 6/14


SAT 6/15


9pm • $12/$15

9pm • $8/$10

blaCk mountain ale house The Sloantones (rock, funk), 9pm blue mountain piZZa Cafe Rocket Science, 7pm


An Evening With

SUN 6/16


WED 6/19


8pm • $17/$20

9pm • $15


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

harrah's Cherokee Live band karaoke, 8pm-midnight isis restaurant and musiC hall Ryan Sheffield & the HighHills (indie pop) w/ Waller & Even the Animals, • JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2013 63

WED, JUNE 12 COSTA FILM ON TAP Film night 7pm • Free admission and giveaways




8:30pm JaCk of hearts pub Old-time jam, 7pm JaCk of the wood pub No Strings Attached (bluegrass), 7-9pm Bluegrass jam, 9pm lobster trap Hank Bones ("man of 1,000 songs"), 7-9pm market plaCe Ben Hovey (dub-jazz, trumpet, beats), 6-9pm

in the Meadow

$12.50 per family of 4 in adv/$18 per family at the door

featuring BOBBY MILLER in the tasting room (open to the public)

odditorium Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa (rock, psychedelic, experimental) w/ Shellshag, Magnets & Robocop 3, 9pm





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Fri GHOST CHOIR 10pm 6/14 ROADKILL w/ Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work • $6/$8 Sat


KICKIN GRASS 9pm • $8/$10


Every Sunday JAZZ SHOWCASE 6pm - 10pm Every Tuesday BLUEGRASS SESSIONS 9pm - 11pm

Grey eaGle musiC hall & tavern Chris Knight (country, folk), 9pm harrah's Cherokee Event center: Billy Idol (rock, pop) Casino: Southern Remedy w/ DJ Moto, 8pm-2am

athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am blaCk mountain ale house Matt Walsh (blues, rock), 9pm blue mountain piZZa Cafe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues), 7pm

ClassiC wineseller Kevin Lorenz (jazz, classical), 7pm

one stop deli & bar Phish 'n' Chips (Phish covers), 6pm

JaCk of the wood pub Jon Hogan & Maria Moss (folk, Americana), 5pm Brushfire Stankgrass (progressive bluegrass) w/ Strung Like a Horse, 9pm

oskar blues brewery Reduce to Ruin (electro, power pop), 6pm

lexinGton ave brewery (lab) Pawtooth (alt-rock) w/ Warm the Bell, 9:30pm

phoenix lounGe Bradford Carson (rock, jam, blues), 8pm

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

pisGah brewinG Company Zansa (world, Afro-beat) w/ Vagabond Tribe, 9pm

market plaCe Patrick Fitzsimons (blues, world, jazz), 7-10pm

purple onion Cafe One Leg Up (jazz), 7:30pm

millroom Kastle (electronica, dubstep) w/ Thump & Samuel Paradise, 10pm

sCandals niGhtClub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am tallGary's Cantina Asheville music showcase, 8pm the soCial Salsa dancing, 9pm town pump Tyler Herring (multi-instrumentalist), 9pm trailhead restaurant and bar Zydeco jam w/ Steve Burnside, 7pm tressa's downtown JaZZ and blues WestSound Review (R&B, soul, dance), 8:30pm

wild winG Cafe Ashli Rose, 9:30pm yaCht Club Kamakazi karaoke (no control over song choice), 9pm

friday, June 21

monte vista hotel Linda MItchell (jazz, blues), 6pm odditorium DJ Ra Mak w/ Big Dave, Mr. Say No Mo & more (hip-hop), 9pm one stop deli & bar Free Dead Fridays feat: members of Phuncle Sam, 5-8pm oranGe peel Shooter Jennings (Southern rock), 9pm paCk's tavern Aaron LaFalce Band (acoustic rock), 9pm phoenix lounGe Resonant Rogues (folk, swing, Balkan), 9pm

Club tetrus Tropical Bass (DJs Malinalli & Tropix), 10pm-2am double Crown Friday night hootenanny w/ DJ Greg Cartwright, 9pm

harrah's Cherokee Event center: The Crystal Method DJ set, 10pm Daniel Lee Band w/ DJ Suave, 8pm-2am isis restaurant and musiC hall David Holt & the Lightning Bolts (oldtime), 9pm JaCk of hearts pub Drunken Prayer (alt-country, rock), 9pm JaCk of the wood pub Unspoken Tradition (bluegrass) w/ The Night Trotters, 9pm

odditorium Rory Kelly's Triple Threat (rock) w/ Zombie Queen & Red Honey, 9pm

straiGhtaway Cafe The Flowers (singer-songwriter), 6pm

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

Club hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am

Green room Cafe Elise Pratt & Jonathan Pearlman (jazz), 6:30pm

sCandals niGhtClub Zumba, 7pm Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 1am

asheville musiC hall Machine Funk (Widespread Panic tribute), 10pm

Club eleven on Grove DJ Jam (old-school hip-hop, R&B, funk), 9pm

frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Alarm Clock Conspiracy (rock, pop), 6pm

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

the soCial Woody Wood (blues, rock), 9:30pm

ClassiC wineseller Ben Wilson (Beach Boys & Jimmy Buffet covers), 7pm

emerald lounGe Mikal Cronin (indie rock) w/ Shannon & the Clams & Impossible Vacation, 9pm

red staG Grill Chris Rhodes (guitar, vocals), 8-11pm

5 walnut wine bar The Screaming J's (hot jazz), 10pm

blue mountain piZZa Cafe Acoustic Swing, 7pm

double Crown Saturday shakedown w/ DJ Lil' Lorrah, 9pm

lobster trap Big Nasty (gypsy jazz), 7pm

tallGary's Cantina Jarvis Jenkins Band (rock, jam), 9:30pm

blaCk mountain ale house The Whispering Tree (folk rock), 9pm

Club hairspray Dance party, 8pm Drag show, 12:15am

pisGah brewinG Company Phuncle Sam (jam, rock), 8pm

185 kinG street Aaron Burdett Band (Americana), 8pm

athena's Club Mark Appleford (singer-songwriter, Americana, blues), 7-10pm DJ, 10pm-2am

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Green room Cafe Jeff Michels (Americana), 6:30pm

asheville musiC hall The Gift of Gab (hip-hop) w/ Free Radio & Alpha Lee, 9pm

boiler room One of the Fallen (metal) w/ Blood Junkie, Dissent & Amnesis, 9pm

westville pub Resonant Rogues (gypsy swing, Americana), 9:30pm


frenCh broad brewery tastinG room Ten Cent Poetry (folk, pop), 6pm

performance (experimental, electronic) w/ Subtle Body & Artifax, 9pm

JaCk of hearts pub Shake It Like a Caveman (blues, rock), 9pm

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

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emerald lounGe Polly Panic (rock) w/ Temperance League & The Zealots, 9pm

vanuatu kava bar Dan Keller & Anthony Dorian-Labelle (eclectic jazz, improv), 9pm wall street Coffee house Open mic, 9pm white horse Asheville Jazz Orchestra, 8pm wild winG Cafe A Social Function (classic rock, hits), 9:30pm

saturday, June 22 185 kinG street Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, 8pm 5 walnut wine bar Shake It Like a Caveman (blues, rock), 10pm

olive or twist 42nd Street Jazz Band, 8-11pm oranGe peel DJ DVBBS, 8pm paCk's tavern A Social Function (classics, jam), 9pm phoenix lounGe Mike Sweet ('60s & '70s covers), noon Brushfire Stankgrass (progressive bluegrass), 9pm purple onion Cafe The Lonetones (Appalachian), 8pm sCandals niGhtClub Dance party, 10pm Drag show, 12:30am straiGhtaway Cafe Sherry Lynn (folk, country), 6pm tallGary's Cantina Unnamed Suspects (rock), 9:30pm the soCial Karaoke, 9:30pm town pump Bradford Carson (rock), 9pm westville pub Peace Jones (classic rock, flute), 10pm

altamont theater Erick Baker (singer-songwriter), 8pm

white horse AmiciMusic: Summer Songs (classical piano), 7:30pm

apotheCary Neutopia: Minima Moralia installation/

wild winG Cafe CrossRidge Band (country, pop), 9:30pm


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pickoftheweek Before Midnight JJJJJ


Director: richarD LinkLater (Bernie) PLayers: ethan hawke, JuLie DeLPy, seamus DaveyFitzPatrick, JenniFer Prior, charLotte Prior, waLter LassaLLy draMa

rated r

The Story: A look in on a day in the lives of the characters from Before Sunrise and Before Sunset nine years after we last saw them. The Lowdown: A beautiful — almost sublime — film about a relationship we’ve been following since 1995. Moving, authentic and a must-see. As the third film in a series, Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight might seem to require that the viewer has seen Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). While I’m sure that enriches the experience, it’s not essential to understanding or following Before Midnight. (People keep calling it a trilogy, but there’s no guarantee that this is the last entry.) Even though we’re 18 years into the relationship between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), the film wisely gives us enough background to work as a stand-alone experience. And for me, it’s easily the best of the three, but I’ve never been as keen on the first two movies as I’m supposed to be. Why then do I find myself embracing this one? It may be partly the good will that Linklater has generated in me with Me and Orson Welles (2008) and Bernie (2011), or the fondness I’ve developed for Julie Delpy through 2 Days in Paris (2007) and 2 Days in New York (2012). But I think it’s mostly that I just like Jesse and Celine better at 41 than I did when they were 32 or 23 — which may say more about me than them, and which is almost certainly the result of the aging of both the filmmaker and his stars. Before Midnight largely eschews recapping the earlier films — or at least relegates it to the first part of the movie where it’s mostly shop talk about Jesse’s writing career and projects. (The film still presents us with two people for whom the mere prospect of making a living never really intrudes.) Instead, we’re presented with a couple who’ve been together for nine years, know each other too well, and find things fraying at the edges. The story opens with Jesse putting his son (Seamus DaveyFitzpatrick, Moonrise Kingdom) on a plane back to his mother in Chicago after spending the summer with Jesse and Celine in Greece. Some of this is expository — dropping in the information that even after nine years Jesse’s exwife is harboring a grudge the size of Gibraltar. But it’s so shrewdly done that it doesn’t matter. This leads effortlessly into a long conversation

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Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater's elegant and involving Before Midnight, the third film in Linklater's exploration of a couple's relationship over the years. between Jesse and Celine, done in an incredibly lengthy take, on their way home from the airport. Here, the film sets up the seed of the argument on which the rest of the movie is built. Don’t misunderstand — although the final section of the movie is devoted to a painfully realistic fight (in real time) of the kind only possible between people who’ve been together long enough to know just where to stick the knife and when — Before Midnight is not one long argument. There is more here, including a too-long scene at a dinner party and a perfectly beautiful sequence where the pair wander through the village alone. But the argument of whether to move to Chicago to be nearer the son simmers beneath the surface of every scene until the inevitable explosion. It’s all deftly handled and feels completely authentic — and sometimes uncomfortably funny in its reality, especially when we glimpse ourselves in the proceedings. From the moment Celine and Jesse set off on their own to the film’s hopeful, but beautifully ambiguous final shot, there’s really not a false note. Perhaps the only downside — if it can be called that — is that the performances and dialogue are so good that it’s quite possible to overlook what an elegant and fluid film Linklater has made with his sinuous, lengthy tracking shots that put the viewer completely in the movie’s surroundings. This is wonderful and wonderfully creative filmmaking that has a lot more to do with why Before Midnight works than might be immediately apparent. It would, in fact, be worth seeing the film twice

just to look at this aspect. But in any case, see this movie. If you embraced the first films, it’s an essential. If you didn’t, it just might drive you to want to reconsider and revisit them. I’m certainly thinking about it. Rated R for sexual content/nudity and language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Starts Friday at Carolina Cinemas and Fine Arts Theatre

the internship JJ

Director: shawn Levy (real Steel) PLayers: vince vaughn, owen wiLson, rose Byrne, aasiF manDvi, Josh Brener CoMedy

rated pg-13

The Story: Two washed-up, unemployed salesmen try to sneak their way into a job at Google via a competitive internship. The Lowdown: A generally harmless, horribly contrived comedy that’s not very funny. I hope the following blurb ends up on The Internship’s DVD case: This movie wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Taking Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson — two actors with careers on the downturn — and trying to recreate their 2005 hit Wedding Crashers is not a good idea. That the film isn’t a full-blown disaster — it’s mostly harmless and even a bit sweet-natured — is a small victory. The downside is that it’s still pretty lousy and totally unmemorable. Vaughn and Wilson often look a bit weary and bored with the material, while the movie itself is too long, too hokey and simply not very funny.

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Before Midnight (pg-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, Late show Fri-sat Fri-sat 9:20 what Maisie knew (r) 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 (no 7:20 show tue, June 18 or thu, June 20), Late show Fri-sat 9:30 n

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The Internship works on the premise that Vaughn and Wilson are suddenly unemployed salesmen who, desperate for a job, weasel their way into an internship at Google, in the hope of it turning into gainful employment. In some ways, the film works as an ad for Google, which — if what is shown is true — makes them look like the most ass-backward company imaginable, and not just because they think hitching their name to Vince Vaughn in 2013 is a good idea. In the world The Internship inhabits, Google chooses their employees via a series of silly teamworking competitions. This, of course, exists for no other reason than to drive the story forward and build up its underdog themes, but it’s still pretty goofy and makes a dumb movie just that much dumber. Most of the movie’s plot and comedy hinge on the main characters being too old — and in many respects, too dimwitted — to cut it in a new world ruled by technology. This could be some kind of commentary on our two stars’ careers and a world in which their fast-talking, pop culture-referencing (mostly boring nods to nerd culture and ‘80s movies) brand of comedy just feels stale and lazy. But that would be giving the film too much credit, since it has much simpler aims than this — mostly shooting for little more than feel-good pap. This kind of sort of works because the film is satisfying within the constraints of its incredibly predictable, corny nature. This is little consolation, though, as it comes at the tail end of a film that’s at least 20 minutes too long, and filled with way too much of Vaughn and Owen’s played-out schtick. That the film is somehow watchable may be a minor

miracle, but that’s hardly a recommendation. Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language. reviewed by Justin Souther Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande

The Purge JJJ

Director: James Demonaco (LittLe New York) Players: ethan hawke, lena heaDey, max BurkholDer, aDelaiDe kane, eDwin hoDge horror

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The Story: In the near future, all crime — including murder — is legal for 12 hours one night of the year. The Lowdown: An intriguing — if screwy and not clearly thought-out — premise can’t sustain this movie, which basically turns into every home-invasion thriller you’ve ever seen. It’s better than some, worse than others, but largely indistinct. The Purge has a singularly dopey premise, but it’s that premise that keeps writer-director James DeMonaco’s little movie from being just another low-rent horror picture. Instead, it’s a low-rent horror picture with something on its mind. Setting the film in the (improbably) near future, DeMonaco presents us with a United States that has apparently been remade — by the never explained "new founding fathers" — into a kind of Ayn Rand/Tea Party/NRA nightmare. On the surface, this whole new society looks

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startingwednesday ThIS IS The eNd

Here we have a movie that opens Wednesday for no apparent reason — unless it's to give folks something to do while waiting for Man of Steel. What is it? Well, it's the directorial debut of Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (famous for writing Superbad, infamous for writing The Watch), and an expansion of a comedy short they made back in 2007. It has now become a feature-length in which a bunch of celebrities — Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride — get trapped at James Franco's house during the apocalypse. Yes, it looks like a vanity project, but, strangely, it's getting mostly good reviews so far. (R)

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What is there to say? It's the new Superman movie — the new "darker" Superman movie. It's from "visionary" director Zack Snyder with Christopher Nolan (and a host of others) producng, and a screenplay by Nolan's Batman scribe, David Goyer. It stars Henry Cavill as Superman with support from Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, etc. Half the known universe will have seen it by Friday afternoon. (PG-13)

like a Reagan-era fantasy of the 1950s. And it seems to hinge on the Purge, a once-a-year 12-hour period (overnight, of course, to make it creepier) in which all crime is legal, including murder. High-level government officials are exempt from being murdered, naturally — the new founding fathers are no fools. Presumably, all manner of white-collar hijinks are also legal, but the movie ignores this aspect in favor of more exciting violent crimes. Theoretically, the idea is that the evening purges the people’s "need" for violence by letting them indulge in crime once a year. The reality, however, is that it allows the well-to-do the opportunity to exterminate those pesky unemployed and homeless folks with impunity — as their patriotic duty, even. As a concept, it’s pretty chilling. As presented in the film, it looks pretty darn impractical. A hunting party of around 10 patriotic preppies spends the entire night trying to dispose of one homeless man, so the business of purging the nation of its less "useful" members in this manner would seem to be on the inefficient side. Like so many things in the film, it works better if you don’t think about it. We are, after all, dealing with a movie in which people engaging in perfectly legal homicide feel compelled to wear masks, which must impede their vision considerably. I guess it’s the price you pay for style.


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The film itself is considerably less than its concept and quickly becomes little more than an excuse to turn the whole thing into a pretty standard home-invasion thriller — with a surprising lack of character motivation and a good deal less sense. At bottom, it’s all about a well-to-do family finding themselves under siege when their son (TV actor Max Burkholder) takes pity on a potential Purge victim (TV actor Edwin Hodge) and lets him into the house. The Purge party — led by Australian actor Rhys Wakefield (Sanctum) — takes issue with this and wants him back, but since they’ve cut the power to the house, poor homeowner James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) can’t even locate the miscreant. A lot of running around in the dark and not very persuasive sub-Straw Dogs mayhem follows — interspersed with clunky exchanges about the morality of it all. That’s about it, apart from a twist that you’ll probably see coming, giving you time to ponder what the government price tag for cleaning up the aftermath of these shenanigans must be. So what do you get for your 85 minutes? Well, there’s an interesting — if terminally far-fetched — premise that no one bothered to really work out except for its violence potential. Then there’s its largely B- and C-list cast being forced to behave in improbable ways to keep things going. Plus, there’s a transparent and really dumb subplot about the daughter (TV actress Adelaide Kane) being "too old for her" boyfriend (TV actor Tony Oller), but that goes nowhere. Have you seen worse? Sure. I suppose you could call this sufficient, but that stops short of being a recommendation. Rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language. reviewed by Ken Hanke Playing at Carmike 10, Carolina Cinemas, Epic of Hendersonville, Regal Biltmore Grande



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Barcelona JJJJJ comedy rated PG-13 In Brief: Whit Stillman’s sophomore effort finds two Americans — an uptight businessman and his troublesome cousin — having their innate sense of entitlement tested in Barcelona. Similar in tone but more focused than his earlier film, Barcelona is dryly funny and thought-provoking entertainment. The Asheville Film Society will screen Barcelona Tuesday, June 18, 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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horror rated nr In Brief: Long considered to be a lost film, The Ghoul is back in circulation and not merely the curio you might expect a 1933 British picture to be. It’s a full-fledged classic of the horror genre from its richest era. Set in the creepiest old, dark house imaginable, filled with a first-rate cast and directed with great skill by its little-known director, this yarn about an Egyptologist (Karloff) coming back from the dead can now take its rightful place with the great Hollywood horrors of the 1930s. The Thursday Horror Picture Show will screen The Ghoul Thursday, June 13, 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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susPense thriller rated nr In Brief: Alfred Hitchcock’s final film of the 1950s marked his last collaboration with star Cary Grant. It’s also the director’s ultimate movie about an innocent man on the run for a crime he didn’t commit — and is by far the most elaborate variation on that concept. Whether or not North by Northwest is the best of those films is very much a subjective call, but there’s no denying that it’s big, glossy entertainment — easily the most action-driven of Hitchcock’s career — with classic set-pieces aplenty, perfect leads, a thrilling Bernard Herrmann musical score and “Master of Suspense” Hitch at the top of his later-era game. The Asheville Film Society's Big Screen Budget Series will show North by Northwest Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. at The Carolina Asheville (downstairs). Admission is $5 for AFS members and $7 for the general public.

stranGers on a train JJJJJ susPense thriller rated nr In Brief: One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most convoluted and perverse thrillers, Strangers on a Train — with its dark humor, unusual plot and technical panache — has held up better than many of the director’s bigger and more famous films. What it lacks in big stars, it more than makes up for by being every inch a director’s film — one where you marvel at the creativity on display. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Strangers on a Train Sunday, June 16, 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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thriller rated nr In Brief: Fritz Lang’s first talkie, M, not only introduced the great filmmaker to sound, but introduced the world to the remarkable Peter Lorre. For both, the film is rightly famous, but there’s more to admire in this exceptional work than just its historic significance. Both the film’s story — involving the police and the criminal underworld searching for a serial child murderer — and the manner in which Lang presents the material still pack a punch more than 80 years later. Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present M Friday, June 14, at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District (upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332,

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Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Sophie okonedo, Zoë kravitZ Sci-Fi Adventure In the distant future, a father and son crash their spacecraft onto Earth, which has now become a dangerous, uninhabitable planet for humans. Despite some ambition and a surprisingly grim tone, the film suffers from its simplistic nature, silly acting and too much goofy sci-fi nonsense. Rated PG-13

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ethan haWke, Julie delpy, SeamuS davey-FitZpatrick, JenniFer prior, charlotte prior, Walter laSSally Drama A look in on a day in the lives of the characters from Before Sunrise and Before Sunset nine years after we last saw them. A beautiful — almost sublime — film about a relationship we’ve been following since 1995. Moving, authentic, and a must-see. Rated R

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(voiceS) colin Farrell, amanda SeyFried, JoSh hutcherSon, chriStoph WaltZ, Beyoncé knoWleS Animated Fantasy A shrunken teenage girl joins in to save a woodland society of tiny people — and assorted creatures — from destruction. Nice to look at and skillfully executed with good voice acting, but overall average in the story department. Rated PG

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vin dieSel, paul Walker, dWayne JohnSon, Jordana BreWSter, michelle rodrigueZ, luke evanS Physics-Defying Action Nonsense Vin Diesel and company get brought in to catch a criminal mastermind and rescue the surprisingly resurrected Michelle Rodriguez. Lots of mayhem, lots of bulked-up stars, lots of fast cars, lots of fiery explosions — and barely a brain cell in sight. Rated PG-13

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greta gerWig, mickey Sumner, michael eSper, adam driver, charlotte d'amBoiSe Comedy Drama The life and times of a 27-year-old dancer as she navigates an uncharted course through New York, life and relationships. A sparkling, sweet, sad, funny film that might restore your faith in indie film — all built around a winning performance from Greta Gerwig (who also co-wrote the film). Rated R

the greAt gAtsBy JJJJJ

leonardo dicaprio, carey mulligan, toBey maguire, Joel edgerton, eliZaBeth deBicki, iSla FiSher Drama Film version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. A big, daring, audacious interpretation of the novel that brings it to life in ways you probably never dreamed possible. It’s every inch a Baz Luhrmann film, so that will probably tell you a lot. You may not like it, but I’m calling it a must-see. Truly visionary filmmaking is so rare. Rated PG-13

the hAngover pArt iii JJ

Zach galiFianakiS, Bradley cooper, ed helmS, ken Jeong, John goodman Comedy The boys of the Hangover movies return, as they’re forced to track down drug dealer Chow and return the money he’s stolen before their friend is murdered by a crime boss. A surprisingly straightforward and unfortunately sentimental end to the franchise that feels limp and pointless. Rated R

iron MAn 3 JJJ

roBert doWney Jr., gWyneth paltroW, don cheadle, guy pearce, reBecca hall, Ben kingSley Sci-Fi Comic Book Action Tony Stark (Iron Man) does battle with a terrorist super criminal — sort of. It’s big. It’s noisy. And it’s mostly a dull mess that’s marginally saved by its star. Very marginally. Rated PG-13


mattheW mcconaughey, tye Sheridan, JacoB loFland, reeSe WitherSpoon, Sarah paulSon, ray mckinnon, Sam Shepard Drama Two boys in a small Southern river town help a fugitive fix up a boat for his getaway with the woman he came back for. 68 JUNE 12 - JUNE 18, 2013 •

An altogether exceptional film about Southern life as seen through the eyes of two boys on what seems to them a romantic adventure. Highly recommended. Rated PG-13

now you see Me JJJJ

JeSSe eiSenBerg, mark ruFFalo, morgan Freeman, Woody harrelSon, mélanie laurent Heist Flick Four stage magicians perform an improbable heist live on a Vegas stage, and it’s up to a nay-saying detective and a professional debunker to thwart their next moves. Convoluted and never as clever as it thinks it is. But as simple, pure entertainment, it’s none too shabby. Rated PG-13

the purge JJJ

ethan haWke, lena headey, max Burkholder, adelaide kane, edWin hodge Horror In the near future all crime — including murder — is legal for 12 hours one night of the year. An intriguing — if screwy and not clearly thought-out — premise can’t sustain this movie that basically turns into every home invasion thriller you’ve ever seen. Better than some, worse than others, but largely indistinct. Rated R

the reluctAnt fundAMentAlist JJJJ

riZ ahmed, kate hudSon, liev SchreiBer, kieFer Sutherland, om puri Thriller Drama A tale told in flashback about the transformation of an America-loving Pakistani into a radical — possibly terrorist — professor. Complex cultural examination of a young Pakistani — brilliantly played by Riz Ahmed — tied to a thriller/suspense frame. It doesn’t all work, but it’s still compelling. Rated R

renoir JJJJJ

michel Bouquet, chriSta theret, vincent rottierS, thomaS doret Biographical Drama Biographical drama about the aged painter, his future filmmaker son and the young woman who inspired them both during the summer of 1915. An almost impossibly beautifullooking film — one so visually arresting that it more than makes up for the leisurely nature of its approach. Actually, the story itself is much deeper and revelatory than may be suggested at first glance. Rated R

the sApphires JJJJJ

chriS o'doWd, deBorah mailman, JeSSica mauBoy, Shari SeBBenS, miranda tapSell Fact-Based Comedy Drama with Music Fact-based story of an Aborigine all-girl singing group that toured as entertainers in Vietnam. Despite its “true story” underpinnings, the film is largely a standard show-biz story that succeeds beautifully as entertainment — enhanced by a dynamite soundtrack and winning performances. Rated PG-13

stAr trek into dArkness JJJJ

chriS pine, Zachary quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict cumBerBatch, karl urBan, Simon pegg Science Fiction Kirk and the rest of the Enterprise crew of the are sent on a mission to deal with a terrorist out to destroy Starfleet. The plotting gets clunky and the action could be handled more effectively, but the characters — improved from the first film — keep this Star Trek entry mostly worth watching. Rated PG-13

the internship JJ

vince vaughn, oWen WilSon, roSe Byrne, aaSiF mandvi, JoSh Brener Comedy Two washed up, unemployed salesmen try to sneak their way into a job with Google via a competitive internship. A generally harmless comedy that’s also horribly contrived and not very funny. Rated PG-13

whAt MAisie knew JJJJ

Julianne moore, Steve coogan, alexander SkarSgård, Joanna vanderham, onata aprile Drama A little girl becomes the object of a bitter custody battle between her divorcing parents. Solid modernized version of the Henry James novel, What Maisie Knew is undeniably well made and acted, but it’s a hard film to like. Rated R


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freewillastrology ARIES (MARch 21-ApRIl 19) Irish poet Richard Brinsley Sheridan didn’t confine his lyrical wit to well-crafted poems on the printed page. He used it to say things that would advance his practical ambitions. For example, when he first met the woman who would eventually become his wife, he said to her, “Why don’t you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you.” That’s the kind of persuasive power I hope you will summon in the coming days, Aries. According to my analysis of the omens, you should have it in abundance. So what’s the best use of this mojo? Is there anything you would really like to sell? What new resources do you want to bring into your sphere? Who do you want to convince?

TAURUS (ApRIl 20-MAy 20) In The Book of the Damned, Charles Fort revealed one of the secrets of power. He said that if you want power over something, you should be more real than it. What does that mean? How do you become real in the first place, and how do you get even more real? Here’s what I think: Purge your hypocrisies and tell as few lies as possible. Find out what your deepest self is like — not just what your ego is like — and be your deepest self with vigorous rigor. Make sure that the face you show the world is an accurate representation of what’s going on in your inner world. If you do all that good stuff, you will eventually be as real and as powerful as you need to be.

cANcER (JUNE 21-JUly 22) In 1967, dissidents dreamed up a novel way to protest America’s horrific Vietnam War. They marched to the Pentagon, the military’s headquarters, and performed an exorcism to purge the place of its evil. With the power of songs and chants, they invoked magic spells designed to levitate the 6.5 million square-foot building into the air. Their plan didn’t quite work in a literal way — the Pentagon remained firmly fixed to the ground — but the legend they spawned was potent. When I heard about it years later, it inspired me to become an activist. I see mythmaking as a worthy goal for you right now, Cancerian. Dream up an epic task or project that will fuel your imagination for a long time.

lEO (July 23-Aug. 22) In 1926, surrealist artist Max Ernst painted “The Blessed Virgin Chastising the Infant Jesus in Front of Three Witnesses.” It shows Mary vigorously spanking her son as he lies on her lap. Nowadays, the image doesn’t seem nearly as scandalous as it did when it first appeared. Even some Christians I know find it amusing, welcoming the portrayal of Jesus as a genuine human being with lessons to learn. What would be your equivalent of creating a cheeky image like this, Leo? How could you achieve cathartic release by being irreverent toward something

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GEMINI (MAy 21-JUNE 20) Long after the artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani died, his paintings sold for millions of dollars. But while alive, he never got rich from doing what he loved to do. He expressed frustration about the gap between his ambitions and his rewards. “I do at least three paintings a day in my head,” he said. “What’s the use of spoiling canvas when nobody will buy anything?” I hope you don’t arrive at a comparable conclusion, Gemini. It’s crucial that you NOT keep your good ideas bottled up in your imagination. You need to translate them into practical actions, even if there’s no immediate or obvious benefit in doing so. Expressing yourself concretely has rarely been more important than it is right now. or someone you respect? I recommend it. (See the image:

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEpT. 22) It’s prime time to promote cross-cultural liaisons and interspecies relationships, Virgo. I encourage you to experiment with hybrids and facilitate the union of diverse interests. You will be working in alignment with cosmic trends if you strengthen the connections between influences that belong together, and even between influences that don’t know they belong together. So see what you can do to facilitate conversations between Us and Them. Negotiate peace treaties between Yes and No. Look for legitimate ways to compare apples and oranges.

lIBRA (SEpT. 23-OcT. 22) Gonzo columnist Mark Morford wrote a list of liberated behaviors he wants to cultivate. Since you’re in the emancipatory phase of your yearly cycle, I invite you to try some of his strategies. 1. Have a gentler grip. Let go of tight-assed attitudes. 2. Make deeper penetration. Don’t be satisfied with surfaces. 3. Raise the vibration. Isn’t it a waste of precious life energy to mope around in a sour and shriveled frame of mind? 4. Appreciate appreciation. Treat gratitude as an emotion of the same caliber as joy. 5. Cultivate ecstatic silliness. Develop a blissful ability to take everything less seriously. 6. Drink the awe. Allow astonishment to seep in. (More:

ScORpIO (OcT. 23-NOV. 21) From an astrological perspective, now would be a good time to go on a meditation retreat for a few days or make a pilgrimage to your ancestral homeland. You would generate just the right shifts in your brain chemistry by doing something like that. Other recommended adventures: reviewing the story of your entire life from your first memory


to the present moment; writing a brief letter to the five people you have loved best, telling them why you’ve loved them; spending a day outside of time, when you don’t consult a clock or use electronic media for the duration.


(NOV. 22-DEc. 21) Sagittarius comedian Steven Wright says he took a class in speed waiting. “Now I can wait an hour in only 10 minutes,” he brags. I think you will have the same knack in the coming days, Sagittarius. Your patience is likely to be much more effective than usual. Results will come faster and they’ll be more intense. The only catch is that you will really have to be calm and composed and willing to wait a long time. It won’t work if you’re secretly antsy and only pretending to be imperturbable.

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Let the boundaries blur a bit, Capricorn. Don’t stick too rigidly to the strict definitions. Play around with some good old-fashioned fuzzy logic. The straight facts and the precise details are important to keep in mind, but you shouldn’t cling to them so ferociously that they stifle your imagination. You need to give yourself enough slack to try open-ended experiments. You’ll be smart to allow some wobble in your theories and a tremble in your voice. Magic will happen if there’s plenty of wiggle room.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) “One should be light like a bird and not like a feather,” said French poet Paul Valery. How do you interpret that thought, Aquarius? In the book The Science of Self-Control, here’s how Howard Rachlin expands on Valery’s idea: “We need to be spontaneous, but only in the context of some framework that allows us to attain higher levels of spontaneity; a feather is a slave to the wind, while a bird uses the wind.” Take heed, Aquarius! Your creative flights will go further and last longer if you have a solid foundation to take off from.

pIScES (FEB. 19-MARch 20) Let’s call today Sigh-Day. Tomorrow, too, and the next day, and the two days after that. During these five Sigh-Days, you should feel free to let out big, deep sighs at a higher rate than usual. Allow yourself to be filled up with poignant thoughts about life’s paradoxical mysteries. Give yourself permission to be overwhelmed with emotions that are midway between lamentation and reverent amazement. For even better results, indulge in some free-form moaning during your five Sigh-Days. That will help you release your full backlog of tension and give you more appreciation for the crazy beauty of your fate. (P.S. Try not to whine, though.)

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