Thursday, October 29, 2015

West Asheville Celebrates Halloween on Vermont Avenue

photo courtesy exploreAsheville,com
October 31, 2015 - Halloween Celebration Vermont Avenue.   On Halloween night neighbors block off Vermont Ave. to car traffic to promote a fun and safe Halloween. This is for the kids, families, and people who want the magic of Halloween to happen in the form of a lively street party. And no need to watch out for cars. 

This is a free event held form 5:30 - 9 PM.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Banjo Master at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville

November 6, 2015 at  8:00 PM at The Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S Pack Square in downtown Asheville NC - Alison BrownThe Song of the Banjo.  

photo courtesy Diana Wortham Theatre
Don't wait to get your tickets to hear this banjo afficianada and her band perform live, playing favorite classics along with selections from their brand new album, The Song of the Banjo. 

Following the October 9th CD release, Alison Brown and her band are back at DWT for a night of reimagined bluegrass, jazz, and other genre-crossing tunes. While the album includes an impressive list of originals, Brown and her collaborators also put together covers of some popular tunes including Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" and Chuck Mangione's "Feel So Good," using Brown's plucking skills to add new depth to the hits. 

With this new Compass Records project, the 2015 IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award and 2001 Grammy Award-winning musician/composer/producer/entrepreneur makes her mark once again as one of today's finest progressive banjo players.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Asheville hosts Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair this Weekend

October 30, 31, November 1, 2015     Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair  This annual Fair is hosted by the  Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, in the McGough Arena,  The event includes 100’s of animals, crafters, workshops and demonstrations.  See spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and much more. 
 Join a workshop class to improve your skills or just enjoy browsing and shopping the beautiful and unique apparel and wearable art at SAFF.  

The Fair is open Friday and Saturday from 9:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday from 9:00AM-4:00PM.  Admission is $3 per person, Youth under 13 years are free.

photo courtesy of SAFF

Monday, October 26, 2015

Asheville Halloween Events: Haunted Grove House Inferno

October 30 - 31, 2015   Haunted Grove House Inferno at the Grove House Entertainment Complex.  Come experience the #1 Halloween Dance Party in WNC along with $1400 in costume contests both nights. 

Special midnight Inferno Show on Friday night.  Be terrified by monsters lurking around every corner of all three venues - The Boiler Room, Club Eleven and Scandals Nightclub. 

Enjoy 6 DJs, 4 bars and 3 dance floors with gates open from 9 PM until 3 AM. Admission is $20 Friday night, $30 Saturday night.

photo courtesy Grove House Entertainment Complex

Friday, October 16, 2015

North Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show this Weekend in Asheville NC

October 17 - 18, 2015   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. 

The Show is held at the North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville, North Carolina.

Friday, October 9, 2015

WNC Nature Center Annual Hey Day Fall Family Festival

October 10, 2015    Hey Day Fall Family Festival at the WNC Nature Center   Enjoy the 37th annual Hey Day Festival featuring live music and dance performances, special animal encounters, educational programs, arts and crafts for the kids, and delicious food from local vendors. Hey Day is the Nature Center's biggest event of the year. 

The 2015 festival will feature games, arts and crafts, educational animal programs, live music, local food vendors, and of course, a wide variety of exciting wildlife. There will also be a kick-off to the Friends' fall raffle, with the opportunity to win great items.

photo courtesy of Friends of the WNC Nature Center
Stage Schedule:
11am - Noon  Idea Factory Inc. Dance Studio
Noon-12:45pm  WNC Nature Center Wildlife Ambassadors
1 - 1:45pm  Garnet Ridge Ramblers
2 - 2:30pm  Mountain Thunder Cloggers
3 - 3:45pm  Professor Whizzpop
Animal enrichment programs will also occur during the day.

Food and refreshments will be available from Captain Dave's Pirate Dawgs, Ruth & Ranshaw, Pizza Hut and Party Blvd.  Bottled water for our Hey Day guests has been donated by Earth Fare.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Asheville's RiverMusic Series Final Concert for 2015

October 9, 2015    RiverMusic Concert Series    This is a Series of five Friday nights of live concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District. This concert is the final in the 2015 series and fourth season.

5:30 PM - Opening act: Lyric
6:30 PM - The Lee Boys
8:00 PM - Headliners Fred Wesley and The New JB’s

Gates open at 5 PM and the first performance starts at 5:30 PM. Head for the river and enjoy a top-notch mix of acts at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District of Asheville NC.  The Series is hosted by RiverLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the environmental and economic development of the French Broad River.