Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Diana Wortham Theatre Offers New Series, "Intersections"

Intersections is a brand new series in Asheville held at the Forum in the Diana Wortham Theatre offering one more way for the community to interact with each other and the arts.

Intersections for November:
Nov. 1 at 6:00 PM  - Diner's Club: STORM + MOTET
Nov. 2 at 5:00 PM  - Master Class: Juggling with MOTET
Nov. 7 at 6:00 PM  - Craft Club: Indigo Scarves
Nov. 8 at 10:00 AM - Sing Together Series: Lullabies
Nov. 27 at 6:30 PM - Book Club: Sarah's Key

Get complete detail or register HERE

Intersection's Diner Club - Join friends and make new ones at a special pre-show dinner. Just steps away from the theatre, Posana Café is an upscale casual restaurant serving Contemporary American cuisine.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Asheville's Compleat Naturalist Hosts Informal DLIA Event

November 1, 3 PM - 5 PM The Compleat Naturalist located at 2 Brook Street, Historic Biltmore Village in Asheville NC will host an informal event in the store to assist with the sorting of specimens collected in a study of arthropods and other invertebrates in high elevation beech forests. This Tree Specimen Sorting Event is held in conjunction with DLIA (Discover Life in America), the non-profit organization overseeing the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Volunteers along with specialists will help identify and organize arthropods in a lab setting. This is a great opportunity for people with all backgrounds to come see and learn new things about arthropods.  You do not need a science background; just come with sharp eyes and a willingness to learn.

This event is free, but an RSVP is requested, so pleasecall (828) 274-5430, (or email) if you are interested. Imilar events are planned for the future.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Asheville Fun Depot hosts Fall Festival

October 28  Fall Festival at Fun Depot   An annual event with a Pumpkin Carving Contest, games to win prizes and more.

Regular Fun Depot activities include indoor go-carts, bumper cars, 18 hole mini-golf, soft play areas, arcade, batting cages, inflatables and more. The Depot is located at 7 Roberts Road (Exit 51 off I-40) in Asheville NC.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Haunted Homes Tours in Black Mountain

October 26-27   Haunted Historic Homes Walking Tours   In conjunction with the Swannanoa Valley Museum, six property owners on and around the Dougherty Heights Historic District will open their homes and host a ghoulish walking tour to share the intriguing histories (and resident ghost stories) associated with each property. Tours will last approximately 1.5 hours and groups of 10-15 will leave every half hour, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, or 8:00pm.

Meet your tour guide at the Swannanoa Valley Museum at 223 West State Street in Black Mountain at least 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Refreshments will be provided about halfway through the tour and at the end of the tour. House historians and guides will be in costume. Feel free to wear your costume as well.

Learn more about Black Mountain NC events, attractions, cabin rentals and mountain inns HERE.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween in Asheville: LaZoom Haunted Comedy Tours

October 25 - 31  LaZoom Comedy Tours once again haunts the streets of Asheville for Halloween. Hop on the Purple Bus after dark  - if you dare- and explore Asheville's strange and sordid past with LaZoom's Haunted Tour.

You'll experience Asheville's creepiest (and edgiest) tour guides with spooky and kooky stories.  Laugh and scream along as your adventurous tour guide uncovers mysteries, tells tales of murder, deceit, scandals and ghosts, spilling Asheville's blood right before your very eyes...

Be sure to bring your camera
, you're GUARANTEED to see a ghost.  Tours are 60 minutes long and depart from the Thirsty Monk Pub located at  92 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville.

This is an adult only tour
, ALL PASSENGERS MUST BE 17 YEARS OLD! Content is adult oriented and is not for the faint of heart or easily offended.  Passengers 21 and up are allowed to bring unopened containers of beer or wine onto the bus to enjoy during the tour.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Last Minute Asheville Vacation Rental Near Downtown

Cancellation Special -  this Asheville rental is available for the rest of October  for $160 per night.

Home away from home in the Beaver Lake community of Asheville - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 5. Walk to Beaver Lake and only 3 miles to Asheville's downtown activities. covered deck with gas grill, wood burning fireplace, fully equipped, Internet and Pet Friendly.  $1100 week.  See rental photos, details and availability

Find links for Asheville restaurants, attractions and events on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Halloween Weekend at the Grove Park Inn

October 26-28    Halloween Weekend at the Grove Park Inn    Enjoy a Halloween weekend of fun and treats with caramel-covered apples and the annual Jack-O-Lantern competition in the Great Hall. Halloween weekend also features live music, pumpkin carving, cooking demonstrations, and a rock n' roll sing-along party at Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar. Don your best costume at the Trick-or-Treat Parade.

Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa offers beautiful asheville mountain views The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
-  The spa  and spa services are renowned, scenic golf course,  sports complex with pool - tennis - racquetball - training. Onsite restaurants, lounge, bars. A large variety of rooms and suites, varying stages of updates with some original Inn antiques.  Get current rates and availability for Halloween Weekend

Find a link for Halloween Weekend at the Grove Park Inn on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NC Fall Leaf Event: Southcliff Hosts the Annual Black and Blue Run

October 27   Southcliff Black and Blue   11:00 AM start. Runners who have raced at Southcliff before can expect much of the same as past years, with unique courses on private roads and trails, incredibly fall foliage, amazing views, a post-race that includes lunch and beer and the most generous awards in the area. Southcliff is located approximately 5 miles from Downtown Asheville on Highway 74. Online sign-up available.

Monday, October 22, 2012

MoogFest this weekend in Asheville

October 26-27   MoogFest   A two-day festival celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Moogfest is the annual event that honors the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions that changed the course of music.

Moogfest is a multi-venue event held in Asheville, NC - the place Bob Moog called home for the last 30 years of his life. Moogfest will host artists and audiences from throughout the world in different venues across Asheville's beautiful, historic downtown.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show Fall Harvest Days in Asheville

October 25-27  Fall Harvest Days 27th Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show  Held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. This is the largest show in Western NC and features crafters, demonstrations, farm tools, antique engines, antique tractor pulls and swap meet.

The Antique Engine and Tractor Show features antique tractors, hit n’ miss engines of all sizes,  tractor pulls and lots of vendors selling parts. Three full days of activities include crafters, sawmill and hit n’ miss engines. More than 250 vendors/exhibitors with tools, antiques, collectibles, toys and odd stuff.  There will be a Tractor Parade daily, weather permitting at 3:00 PM.

The event will be held rain or shine, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM with Admission of $8/day, Children under 12 free with paid adult.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ooh La La Curiosity Market today in downtown Asheville

October 20    Ooh La La Curiosity Market   An outdoor market in Pritchard Park  featuring works by local painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters ,up-cycled crafters, and other curious delights, all beneath the colored canopies of large market umbrellas.

In addition to the artists, the market also features live local music with up three musical acts performing each Saturday and will include everything from a solo saxophonist to folk, blues, acoustic, and jazz acts.

Friday, October 19, 2012

North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show

October 20 - 21   North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show   A popular annual judged show presents hundreds of chrysanthemum blooming in vibrant and varied colors. The exhibits will be judged by Accredited National Chrysanthemum judges and strict NCS standards highlight the exceptional variety in size, shape and color of these popular fall flowers.

Chrysanthemum Society Show is held at the North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville NC. Get a link for the Show and other Asheville events and attraction for the fall leaf season on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Gatlin Brothers Perfrom at Asheville's Biltmore Concert Series

October 19   Biltmore Concert Series   Award-winning musicians perform on the South Terrace and on Biltmore's newest event venue - Diana at Biltmore, an intimate setting on the vista overlooking Biltmore House. This Concert: Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HardLox Asheville's Jewish Food Festival this Weekend

October 21, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM -  the 10th Annual HardLox - Asheville's Jewish Food and Heritage Festival in Pack Square in historic downtown.  Come and enjoy delicious Jewish food, meet Asheville's Jewish community, and listen to fabulous entertainment.

This year's HardLox Festival includes lots of great traditional Jewish food, Israeli dancing, crafts, a Kids Zone, klezmer music and more. Have your name written in Hebrew, discover the Torah, learn about Jewish holidays and festivals, and join in the singing and dancing.

Every Jewish organization in the Asheville area will be represented with many providing interactive educational opportunities to learn about local Jewish heritage and culture. The HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival is hosted by  Congregation Beth HaTephila and co-sponsored by the City of Asheville.  

Art in the Park in Downtown Asheville

October 20   Art in the Park  Artisans working in Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal show and sell in a public market setting in the center of Asheville in Pack Square Park. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. 10% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a local art non-profit organization.

Asheville hosts the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

October 18-21 Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands This 65th annual event includes over 200 exhibitors, craft demonstrations, and live regional music and entertainment. Both levels of the Civic Center are filled with artisans selling their works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry.

The Fair showcases the work of members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and includes craft demonstrations and, beginning on Friday, local musicians performing traditional and bluegrass mountain music live on the arena stage.

Learn more about local lodging, events and attractions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Asheville Rental with October Availability

Asheville cabin with mountain view  - 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6. Wonderful mountain views, deck with dining and gas grill, covered porch with hammock, fireplace, pillowtop beds, WIFI. Pet Friendly with 1 acre fenced yard. $200 - $215 night, $1295 week.  See cabin photos, details and availability

Find more Asheville cabins and rentals on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Asheville Art in the Park this Weekend

October 13    Art in the Park   Artisans working in Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal show and sell in a public market setting in the center of Asheville in Pack Square Park.

The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. 10% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a local art non-profit organization.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Asheville Spa Special - Limited Time

  $35 for $80 value Spa Services 
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1998 Hendersonville Rd., Ste 11 Asheville NC

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Carolina Bonsai Expo at the North Carolina Arboretum

October 13-14   Carolina Bonsai Expo   The juried work of bonsai enthusiasts from bonsai clubs in a six-state region of the United States is on exhibit. Every year the Expo includes free educational programming, workshops, a bonsai marketplace featuring plants, pots, tools and books for sale, ikebana displays and a live auction of bonsai and bonsai-related items.

The Bonsai Expo is held at the North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law OlmstedWay in Asheville NC.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Asheville Oktoberfest this Weekend

October 13  Asheville Oktoberfest   Downtown Asheville's Wall Street will transform into "Little Germany" for the Asheville Downtown Association's 4th Annual Oktoberfest. Internationally-renowned "oompah" band, The Stratton Mountain Boys, returns to the stage with happy yodeling songs, shoe-slapping dances and lively spirited Polka music sure to incite dancing in the street and rousing cheers of "ein Prosit!"

The event will feature beer tastings from local breweries including Highland Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing, Green Man Brewery, Craggie Brewing and French Broad Brewing Company. Many brewers are featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest, and will be on hand to discuss their beers.  Oktoberfest Games are back as well with some old favorites like the Stein Races and Keg-rolling contests as well as some new ones.

Find more Asheville NC events and festivals on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Monday, October 8, 2012

River Arts District Second Saturday this Weekend

October 13   River Arts District Second Saturday   Asheville’s River Arts District Artists open their studios for a day of family friendly fun, educational experiences, live demonstrations and to share their creations. Visit dozens of artists working in all types of media, available for viewing or purchase.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Asheville Urban Loft Tour and "Art for Art's Sake" Reception

October 11, 4:30 - 9:30 PM: Asheville Urban Loft Tour benefit for the Asheville Art Museum. Tour some of Asheville's most stunning downtown lofts, filled with original art and upscale furnishings and help support the Asheville Art Museum.

The Tour is followed by a reception, "Art for Art's Sake",  6 PM - 9:30 PM, hosted by the Cotton Mill Studios.  For tickets check in at the Art Museum's front desk or call 828-253-3227.  Artists of The Historic Cotton Mill Studios, located in the River Arts District at 122 Riverside Drive, are generously hosting a reception following the Urban Loft and Art Tour. 40% of art sales during the reception directly benefit the continued growth of the Asheville Art Museum and its capital campaign, Art WORKS for Asheville.  Free admission; participation on the Tour not required to attend reception.

Transportation to the Reception:  The event sponsor, the White Trolley Line (Asheville's Historic White Trolley Tours), will shuttle guests from the final stop on the walking tour to the benefit reception at The Historic Cotton Mill Studios, and back to the Museum throughout the evening.

For tickets check in at the Art Museum's front desk or call 828-253-3227. $50 for Members, $55 for non-Members  Tickets are timed (various start times for tours; spaces fill up quickly so please reserve your preferred spot early).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bonnie Riatt Performs in Ashevlle

October 9, 8 PM at the US Cellular Center ( Civic Auditorium) - With the release of her nineteenth album, Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt is touring again and Asheville is one of the fortunatehosts of her remarkable performances.

The album's title is very significant for Bonnie. Slipstream isn't just a beautiful sounding word, but an indication of her place in the music community. "I'm in the slipstream of all these styles of music," she says. "I'm so inspired and so proud to continue these traditions, whether it's reggae or soul or blues. I'm in the slipstream of those who came before me, and I'm leaving one for those behind me. I'm holding up the traditions of the music that I love." 

Purchase tickets online HERE.  The cellular Center is located at 87 Haywood Street in Asheville NC. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

What to do this Weekend in the Mountains

Asheville is always a hub of mountain events, festivals and attractions. But it's also a great home base for daytrips to surrounding towns  in the southwest and the Smokies as well as the northeast and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Asheville's central location offers scenic drives from 15 minutes to 2 hours for virtually all Western North Carolina towns.

What to do this weekend in nearby mountain cities:

Art and Craft Events:
Date:       October 5-14
NC City:   Throughout Western North Carolina
Event:      American Craft Week  
A celebration of the wonders of American craft and its contribution to the culture and economy of the country. Dozens of participants in Western North Carolina host special events from open studios to major gallery exhibits. The celebration begins at 6 PM with a presentation by Jan Davidson, Executive Director of the John C. Campbell Folk School,  Get a link and read more...

Date:      October  5    
   Brushy Mountain Apple Jam   This event features a large variety of arts and crafts, food and entertainment. Held annually on the first weekend of October. Friday events begin at 6 PM; Saturday's at 9 AM and continue until 5 PM. There will be live entertainment at Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 5
Event:     Art After Dark  
Downtown galleries and studios remain open until 9 PM.  The evening features special openings, demonstrations, artist receptions, and music.  Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 6
ArtsMart   Locally created arts and crafts displayed inside the historic Old Fort Depot. Stop by to chat with the creators of these one-of-a-kind items while you shop for yourself, family or friends. Something for everyone including baskets, paintings, woodwork, wreaths, candles and live demonstrations. Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 6
Event:     Art in the Park  
A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists held in the picturesque downtown park once a  month from May to October. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and  Get a link and read more...

Date:       October 5-7
Event:     Oktoberfest   
An annual festival featuring a variety of musicians, food and craft vendors, raffles and children's activities. There is also the amazing Duck Race. This is a Free event held at the  Mountain Gateway Museum grounds, Get a link and read more...

October 6
 ColorFest, Art and Taste of Appalachia   Autumn's colors and flavors take center stage Saturday, Oct. 6, during this fourth annual festival. This arts and food event fills the sidewalks of Dillsboro with a variety of mountain artisans demonstrating their skills, plus food vendors serving up a taste of the North Carolina mountains.  Local musicians and street entertainers add music to Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 6-7

Event:    Art on Main   A  fine arts and fine crafts show held in Historic Downtown Hendersonville. The Downtown area is transformed into a giant outdoor art gallery featuring the finest artists and artisans from the southeast. Art on Main attracts 3,000-4,000 art lovers   Get a link and read more...

October 6-7

Event:     John C Campbell Folk School Fall Festival   Celebrate the rich heritage of Appalachia at the 39th annual Folk School Fall Festival, featuring over 200 juried and non-juried craftspeople. Handcrafted items for sale include jewelry, woodturning, pottery, weaving, ironwork, photography, rugs, woodcarvings, furniture, paintings, baskets, and much more. Live music and dance on two stages, great food, craft demonstrations, and kids' activities   Get a link and read more...

Nature and Heritage Programs:
Date:      October 6

Event:     Mars hill Fall Heritage Festival   Traditional mountain music and old-time craft demonstrations, local arts and crafts fill the town of Mars Hill and the Mars Hill College campus at this family-friendly festival. Food available  Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 6
Event:    Off the Beaten Path Guided Hikes: Fall Wildflower   The Changing leaves is not the only source of Fall color in the mountains. In Chimney Rock Park there are magnificent fall flowers along the trails.  With guide Ron Lance, an internationally renowned and published naturalist, you can discover yet another beauty of the mountains. Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 6

Event:     Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight at Grandfather Mountain   Families will enjoy this rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain after dark. Get your Halloween juices flowing while listening to scary stories told by firelight and keep a tight hold on your loved ones' hand as you set off  Get a link and read more...

Sports and Outdoor Events: 
Date:       October 5-6
Event:     ACA Open Canoe Slalom Nationals & North American Championships 
Some of the country's best paddlers will test their skills at the technical Nantahala Falls course, and will also compete in a downriver event, starting at Feribee Park, and finishing at the NOC Founder's Bridge. This event is open to participants of all ages   Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 6-7
Event:     Autumn at OZ   Follow  the yellow brick road to the annual Autumn at Oz party. Be sure to dress warm, you never know when a twister will come through. Visitors can tour Dorothy's House, Uncle Henry's Barn, and a mini Oz museum. There will be food, crafters and games, plus chairlift rides up to Oz for Get a link and read more...

October 6
  Farm City Day at Jackson Park   Farm City Day features both antique and modern farm equipment, music, square dancing, clogging, arts and crafts, children's activities, games, demonstrations and plenty of food. Free  Get a link and read more...

October 6

Event:     Hunger Games Walking Tour  Explore DuPont State Recreational Forest with your Mentor to discover the locations used in some of "The Games" during The Hunger Games movie. Master fundamental survival skills like orienteering, camouflaging, and shelter building. Lunch will be provided in Hunger Games style. Tour includes activities, lunch, Dupont State   Get a link and read more...

October 6-7

Event:     High Hampton Apple Festival   High Hampton Inn’s second-annual Apple Festival celebrates fall’s favorite fruit with live music, delicious apple-based goodies, and local crafts. This free, day-long event is open to the public. Visitors who plan to stay for the weekend can also enjoy all of the amazing amenities that High Hampton Inn offers. From golf and tennis to miles of hiking trails and a 35-acre lake, there is something for everyone, including   Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 6-28

Event:    Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express   The PEANUTS gang return the the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Pumpkin Patch for this annual family fun favorite. The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz's classic story "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," will be departing from the Bryson City Depot and arriving at the Pumpkin Patch  .Get a link and read more...

Date:      October 6-31

Event:     NOCtoberFest  NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) draws down the year with a month-long series of events geared to commemorate the rich variety of the season. The  Beer Garden menu will include schnitzels galore, old-fashioned German potato salad, classic beef goulash, and Bavarian dumplings. Beverage Selection will include: Spaten Octoberfest, Gaffel, Franziskaner, and hot mulled wine.  Activities include hayrides, a haunted house, The Great Pumpkin Pursuit Harvest Festival,  Face Painting and  Get a link and read more...

Music in the Mountains:
Date:      October 6
  Bascom Lamar Lunsford  Music Festival   An all-day festival celebrating regional music and dance traditions. The event is the second oldest folk festival in Western North Carolina and was named in honor of cofounder Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Lunsford was a musician and folklorist who dedicated his life to collecting and promoting the music of the Southern Appalachians. Through his work he became known as “Minstrel of the Appalachians.” The festival, which is now in its 44th year, brings out the region’s finest musicians and dancers.   Get a link and read more...
October 6

Event:     StompFest   A Contemporary Art and Music Festival including Art and Food Vendors,  Storytelling and Music. Hosted by the New River Winery. Get a link and read more...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hey Day Fall Festival at the WNC Nature Center

October 6 , 10 AM - 4 PM at the Western North Carolina Nature Center - Hey Day is the largest family event of the year at the WNC Nature Center. In addition to the usual favorite activities such as clogging demonstrations, live bands, food and hands-on activities, this year’s event will feature a special pumpkin painting contest, a blacksmith demonstration, and special animal encounters throughout the day.

This year, special performances will feature the Asheville Hoops Troupe; Haw Creek String Band; Eric Everett performing Animal Party, An Earth Rockin’ Musical Adventure; the Thunder Mountain Cloggers, and Professor Whizzpop!

Keep your energy up with delicious food and snacks from Café Azalea, Celebrity’s Hot Dogs and Rita’s Italian Ice

The Western North Carolina Nature Center is Asheville’s wildlife park and features more than 250 animals native to the Southern Appalachians including cougars, red wolves, otters, birds of prey, black bears, and reptiles. It;s mission is to increase public awareness and understanding of all aspects of the natural environment of Western North Carolina through hands-on and sensory experiences.

Find more Asheville events and attractions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Leaf Color Event: Hike of the Week on the Blue Ridge Parkway

photo by Jeff Clark
October 5, 10 AM on The Blue Ridge Parkway at Black Balsam Road (FR 816), just south of Milepost 420 in Asheville.  Join Parkway rangers for an easy to moderate 2.5 mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Sam Knob. Enjoy the beginings of the changing fall foliage and learn about the different ways animals of the mountains are preparing for the coming winter season.

The hike will begin at the Black Balsam parking area accessed via the Black Balsam Road (FR 816), just south of Milepost 420. Remember to bring water, wear good hiking shoes, and be prepared for brisk autumn weather. Call (828) 298-5330 ext. 304 for details.

Read more about hiking this area on the Internet Brothers "Meanderthals, a Hiking Blog". The Blog was created by Jeff Clark, founder of Internet Brothers, producer of Meanderthals, and a passionate hiker.  Clark lives in western NC near the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

American Craft Week Event: ArtsMart in Old Fort

October 6   ArtsMart  Locally created arts and crafts displayed inside the historic Old Fort Depot. Stop by to chat with the creators of these one-of-a-kind items while you shop for yourself, family or friends. Something for everyone including baskets, paintings, woodwork, wreaths, candles and live demonstrations. Sponsored by Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League.

Biltmore Park Town Square Concert Series

October 6   Concerts in the Park   Biltmore Park Town Square offers FREE live concerts from June through October. Brings a blanket and enjoy the best performers in the area from 60s Oldies to contemporary jazz. 7 PM - 9 PM. Tuxedo Junction performs this concert.

Monday, October 1, 2012

La Traviata this weekend at the Diana Wortham Theatre

October 5-6   La Traviata  will be performed by the Asheville Lyric Opera at the Diana Wortham Theatre. Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata features award-winning Met soprano Elizabeth Caballero in the role of Violetta. Tickets may be purchased in advance online.