Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Event: Easter Dining at Three Grove Park Inn Restaurants

April 4 Grove Park Inn Easter Dining  Asheville North Carolina. Easter dining at one of our award-winning restaurants. Each of our restaurants will be preparing a special Easter meal. Blue Ridge Dining Room - enjoy our award-winning Sunday Brunch Buffet. Sunset Terrace - our special “Three for Thirty” prix fix . Horizons Dining Room New - this year, Horizons will be open for a special prix fix Easter brunch.

Downtown Galleries Walk this Friday

April 2, Downtown Asheville North Carolina.  Asheville Downtown Galleries Art Walk  Take a self-guided tour and explore the diversity of art in downtown Asheville. There are 24 downtown galleries for you to visit that are listed on the Asheville Downtown Galleries Association Gallery Guide Map. Pick up a map at any participating downtown gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Godspell Performed at the Orange Peel

April 1, The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville North Carolina. The Highland Acting Company performs Godspell delivering powerful vocals, innovative theatre, and a strong production- all with a humorous edge. The new, culturally relevant version of the Broadway classic is a great way to spend Easter weekend. Tickets are $15, available at

Malaprop's Bookstore Hosts David Shields Reading

April 1, &PM-8:30PM, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville North Carolina. David Shield reading from his new book, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. Shields is the author of eight other books including The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, a New York Times bestseller.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Winter Hoop House Production "Short" Workshop Tomorrow

March 27, 1:00PM-3:00PM, Winter Green, Asheville North Carolina. Co-sponsored by Slow Food Asheville. The focus will be on winter hoop house production. Winter Green has quite a number of things growing right now, and they'd like to show and encourage others how they themselves can do it. If you have questions or would like to attend this workshop please RSVP to: or 304-669-2179.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bobcat Goldwait at Funny Business this Weekend

March 26-27,  8PM, 10:30 PM. Funny Business Comedy Club, (S&W) 56 patton Ave, Asheville North Carolina. COMEDY LEGEND, Bobcat Goldthwait is commonly known for his energetic, rabid stage personality, his dark, acerbic black comedy, and his gruff but high-pitched voice. Goldthwait was ranked as the 61st greatest comedian of all time by Comedy Central. 828-318-8909

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Work of the Week at the Asheville Art Museum

March 22-28, Asheville Art Museum, 2  South Pack Square, Asheville North Carolina. Living Room on the Tracks, (Lithia, Virginia) by O. Winston Link, 1955 (printed by the artist in 1997), Photograph, black and white silver gelatin print, 15.38 x 19.38 inches. The photograph is considered to be among Link's strongest images and provides multiple avenues for interpretation. It is currently on display in the Museum's exhibition Looking Back: Celebrating 60 Years of Collecting at the Asheville Art Museum, which celebrates the Asheville Art Museum's permanent collection.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Summer Art Camp Registration

Asheville Art Museum, 2 S Pack Square, Asheville North Carolina. Summer Art Camp Registration Is Open! The Asheville Art Museum offers its renowned Summer Art Camp to rising kindergarten through 12th grade students. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration includes admission to the Museum and all materials necessary for each class. Classes are held in the bright and spacious studio of the Museum's WNC Art Resource Center. Each class will visit the Museum's galleries to inspire creativity. Students may sign up for morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. . For information, call 828.253.3227, ext. 122 or e-mail

Home Brew Class in "Beer City"

April 4, 12PM-5PM, Hops and Vines, 797 Haywood Rd. Ste 100, West Asheville North Carolina.  An advanced/ all-grain class, with a follow up bottling class April 18th. This class is intended for those who are currently brewing extract based beer and looking to make the switch to all-grain or learn more about the techniques. We brew on premises, bottle the beer two weeks later and split the batch. $45 per person includes everything. Sign up in advance, this class has a 7 person cap.  828-252-5275

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Guy Davis Wine Dinner at the Grove Park

March 26, 5:30PM - 8:30PM, Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, 290 Macon Ave., Asheville NOrth Carolina.  The Horizons Dining Room welcomes Guy Davis, founder and winemaker at Guy Davis Family Vineyards.The wine dinners offer the unique opportunity to meet and interact with the winemakers, and experience the impeccable food specially paired with these California wines. The evening begins with a reception in Magnolia Lounge, followed by dinner in Horizons’ private dining room. Reservations: 800-438-5800   

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hot Club of Cowtown in Asheville this Weekend

March 21, 7PM, Grey Eagle Music Hall, Asheville North Carolina. The Hot Club of Cowtown has grown to be the most globe-trotting, hard-swinging Western Swing trio on the planet. The Group has been featured on All Things Considered, The Grand Ol' Opry, $40 Dollars a Day with Rachel Ray, Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, and numerous other radio and television programs.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lunchtime Art Breaks at the Asheville Art Museum

March 26, Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville North Carolina. This week's Art Break: Lorna Blaine Halper: The Space Between.  The gallery talks and presentations are to inform and engage participants in dialogue with members of our curatorial and education departments, docents and special guests. Join an informative member of the Asheville Art Museum's Curatorial Staff on a guided tour of this exciting exhibition. Click for more information... 

Beer Tasting Tomorrow at Hops and Vines

March 19th 5PM-7PM, Hops and Vines, 797 Haywood Rd. Ste 100 West Asheville, North Carolina. This Friday evening you can explore the world of homebrew. The informal homebrew tasting is open to the public and you are not required to bring homebrew to attend. However, if you are a homebrewer, bring a sampling of your beer to share with others. Hops and Vines homebrews Munich Dunkel and Pale Ale will be available.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Asheville Airport gets Nonstop Service from Dallas

Beginning April 6 American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will offer nonstop jet service between Asheville Regional Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Scheduled flights from Asheville to Dallas/Forth Worth will depart at 9:40 a.m. and arrive in Dallas 11:15 a.m. Flights from Dallas/Forth Worth to Asheville will depart at 5:35 p.m. and arrive at 8:45 p.m. The new service will continue through October 31.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Want local? Grow Your Own!

March 20, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Ferguson Auditorium, AB-TECH, Asheville Campus, Asheville North Carolina. Classes will cover: How to locate and plan your garden space to maximize yields
Container vegetable gardening basics - Organic growing options and integrated pest management (IPM) for the home garden - When and how to plant vegetables in this region – special focus on growing tomatoes - Unusual edibles to include in your garden – Malabar spinach, ramps, mushrooms, more! Questions? Contact us at (828) 255-5522

Hands On Workshop at the Asheville Art Museum

March 16 - 18, 1:00 - 5:00PM, Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville North Carolina. HANDS-ON WORKSHOP Creating Mosaics with Artist Jessica Levine. West Virginia resident Jessica Levine learned her craft by working for a number of years with Isaiah Zagar (subject of the movie, In A Dream). Levine has produced over 40 mosaics throughout the United States working with community groups and organizations. Levine leads participants through the step-by-step process as a mural is created over three days. Participants will also create an item to take home. No experience necessary - this is a fun, albeit slightly messy, group activity. Materials will be provided; pre-registration is required. Please contact Adult Programs Manager for reservations at 828.253.3227, ext. 120 or

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wine Class: Wine & Food Pairing Made Simple

March 16, 6PM-8PM, Hops and Vines, 797 Haywood Rd. Ste 100,  West Asheville North Carolina. This class takes a cause and effect look at how food interacts with and changes the flavor of wine.You will sample elements which represent the five basic food tastes: sweet, sour, salt, bitter and umami followed by a taste of wine. After learning some basic food and wine pairing principles, you will be able to predict how the wine will change when tasting it with food. It's an exciting and enlightening class that you won't believe until you try it for yourself!  Classes are $25 per person, and include samples of six wine varietals. To register all Kimberlee at 828-252-5275.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Asheville Jewish Film Festival

March 13 - 18, The Fine Arts Theatre, downtown Asheville North Carolina. Presented by The Fine Arts Theatre and Center for Jewish Studies at UNC-Asheville and The Asheville Art Museum. The Asheville Jewish Film Festival promotes the diversity of Jewish identity to it's community through film, exploring the dynamic environment of history and culture on the modern Jewish experience to a rich and varied community. Festival activities are meant to create a space for dialogue about what it means to be Jewish, creating awareness and pride in various and differing aspects of identity. The festival strives to link newcomers with the vibrant Jewish community formed over Asheville's history, bringing attention to a constantly evolving Jewish culture. Get a schedule or Read more...

Hands of Hope Benefit Concert

March 21, The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville North Carolina. In a special Hands of Hope benefit that will help RiverLink and others, Billy Jonas and his barely-contained wackiness bring smiles to faces aged 2 to 80. A Billy Jonas performance combines singalongs, bangalongs and whisperalongs with improvised songs featuring audience participation are a mainstay. Doors will open at 2:30PM. Cost is $10 for kids age 2 and up, and $15 for adults. (828) 225-5851

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wine Dinner with Wine from Rodney Strong Vineyards

March 11, 06:30 PM-09:30 PM, Pomodoros Greek & Italian CafĂ© (South), 75 Long Shoals Rd, Asheville North Carolina. Pomodoros invites you to enjoy Rodney Strong's finest wines artfully paired with a five-course dinner created by our chefs. Jennifer Sage of Rodney Strong Vineyards will present the Vineyards' world class wines whichcapture the essence of Sonoma County. $65+ per person.  828-687-3884

Monday, March 8, 2010

Town Hall Meeting for WNC Nature Center

March 17, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, City of Asheville Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte Street, Asheville North Carolina. Attend the meeting and help plan the WNC Nature Center's future! No RSVPs required, just come on down. The Western North Carolina Nature Center is currently working with a well know strategic planning firm to chart a course for our future development and we want to hear from you! This special Town Hall Meeting is for all interested citizens to come and share ideas and suggestions to help grow our wonderful Nature Center. For more information, contact Chris Gentile at the Nature Center at 828 -298-5600

Z-Day 2010 in Asheville

March 12, 5PM-9PM, Firestom Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce Street, Asheville North Carolina. ZDay is an annual day of global action, occurring annually in the month of March, designed to explore the root causes of the unfolding world financial, environmental, and labor collapses. The event will consist of a screening of the film Zeitgeist Addendum, & a Zeitgeist Orientation guide video followed by a short Question and Answer session. This year, over 500 simultaneous ZDay events are expected to take place in 70+ countries worldwide. Ths event is free and open to the public.

Asheville's 15th Annual Bluegrass First Class Festival

March 12 - 14 Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, North Carolina. 15th Annual Bluegrass First Class Festival Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort. The lineup of performers for the 2010 Bluegrass First Class Festival is unbeatable! Many artists will be set up all around the hotel for your listening pleasures as well as performing in the Ballroom. Purchase tickets online.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lo Duca Wine Dinner

March 10, 6:30PM-9:30PM, Fiore's Ristorante Toscana, Asheville North Carolina. Fiore's Ristorante in cooperation with Hops and Vines present Lo Duca Winer Dinner. Savor the creations of Chef Anthony Cerrato in a five course meal paired with five spectacular Italian wines.Tickets are $45 each, tax and gratuity not included. Reserve your space at Hops & Vines or at Fiore's Ristorante.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Chuck Prophet Performs at Grey Eagle

March 9, Grey Eagle Music Hall,  Asheville North Carolina. Chuck Prophet has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) and Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC). He has collaborated with Warren Zevon, Dan Penn and Alejandro Escovedo among many others, and his songs have been recorded by everyone from Solomon Burke to Heart.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dublin Orphanage Inspires Songwriter-Muscian for "800 Voices"

March 17, 7PM, Dianna Wortham Theatre, Pack Square, Asheville North Carolina. Out of Ireland's troubled 50s and 60s the story of Danny Ellis and his early life in Dublin's most infamous orphanage. Ellis, now an internationally acclaimed musician and songwriter, presents uplifting and poignant songs and stories accompanied by Jack Devereux and Jamie Laval on fiddle, mandolin, whistles, and uillean pipes. "800 Voices" is a journey of the spirit not to be missed. Proceeds from patron tickets will go to support Leaf International, a non-profit program that empowers youth globally through music and performance arts. This show is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

Pre-Event Party for Patron ticket holders! Patron ticket holders are invited to the 6:00 p.m. pre-event party hosted by LEAF International and sponsored by Pisgah Brewing Company. These special ticket holders will have reserved seating at the show and receive a LEAF International CD.

Monthly Book Discussion at the Art Museum

March 9, 3PM - 4:45 PM, Museum Library, Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville North Carolina. This month's selection: "Seven Days in the Art World" by Sarah Thornton. Moderated by a member of the Museum's staff or a volunteer, we look forward to exchanging ideas and learning about books, art and each other! We meet in the Museum's Library and venture out into the galleries as well. Bring your copy of the book; each book will be available for purchase through the Museum Shop as well as area bookstores. Suggestions for future books are most welcome!

Homebrewers Night

March 6, 6PM-8PM, Hops and Vines, 797 Haywood Rd. Ste 100 West Asheville North Carolina. Brewer's Alert! Come check out our new Homebrewer's Night! This in an informal club for homebrewers of all levels who want to share their creations, talk homebrewing, and get feedback on their beer. Just show up and bring in a sample of your homebrewed beer to share with others! This week we will pick a name for the club; if you idea gets chosen, you'll get 30% off any ingredient kit and bragging rights.

Special Sunday Show at the Comedy Club

March 7, 8PM, Funny Business Comedy Club, 56 Patton Ave, Asheville North Carolina. In addition to the Friday and Saturday shows with Brian McKim and Traci Skene, there will also be a Sunday Show featuring "The Erotic Hypnotic" Anthony Potmesil! This R-Rated Comedy Hypnotist presents an interactive, high energy, hilarious show that will be a blast! Ticket's are only $7 and are going fast so get yours quick!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Volunteers Needed for Flow 5K this Weekend!

RiverLink is calling for Volunteers: This Saturday, March 6th the eighth graders at Asheville Middle School are putting on the second annual FLOW 5K as well as a one mile fun run/walk at Carrier Park. Registration begins at 7 A.M, the 5K starts at 9 A.M and the one mile fun run begins after the 5K. FLOW, For the Love of Water, is an integrated unit of study that was designed for the eighth grade students that focuses on water. The eighth grade has planned and implemented the whole event and the money raised is going to RiverLink.  This weather has caused numerous delays and altered the planning for the 5K. The 5K will go on as planned, however some additional volunteers are needed to help out with odds and ends. If interested in volunteering, please e-mail Asheville Middle Schools, Jo Gibbs at ASAP!