Friday, December 15, 2017

A Few Tickets Remain for Asheville's A Swannanoa Solstice Performed at The Diana Wortham Theatre

Join a devoted following who have discovered why A Swannanoa Solstice, now
in its 15th year, is the perfect way to celebrate the season. A few seats remain for both performances this weekend, Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Learn More / Get Tickets

Spirit of the Season: Help fight homelessness this holiday season by bringing supplies for people in transitional housing served through Homeward Bound. Drop off items from the wish list at the collection points in the DWT lobby any time before, during or after the A Swannanoa Solstice performances on Dec. 17. Homeward Bound is a social impact nonprofit committed to ending homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County. The agency moves our homeless neighbors into housing as a first step, then offers the right level of support they need to stay there – permanently.

A Swannanoa Solstice is a tapestry of joyful and thoughtful seasonal reflection beautifully woven from the mountains' Appalachian, Scots-Irish and world influences. Celebrate winter's allure at a special 10th anniversary edition of this beloved holiday tradition. Bring family and friends to delight in each moment, from sharing a cup of wassail, to enjoying an enormous breadth of acoustic performers gathered on one stage. Award-winning recording artists Al Petteway, Amy White, and Robin Bullock are joined by the talents and voices of special guest musicians, storytellers, dancers, and host and founder of The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College,. Performed at the Diana Wortham Theatre.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Asheville's Downtown Holiday Windows Competition

Every year, the Asheville Downtown Association organizes the Downtown Holiday Windows Contest. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic” and there will be about 30 businesses participating,  creating a delightful experience for everyone who walks around downtown.

Judging will be Tuesday, December 5th with 
Walking Tours continuing through the end of the year. 

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Asheville NC Halloween Events: Halloween Dance Party at The Grove House Entertainment Complex

October 28, 2017       Halloween Dance Party at The Grove House Entertainment Complex    Come enjoy the #1 Halloween Dance Party in WNC at the Haunted Grove House Inferno. Gates open from 9 M to 3 AM. Participate in a $4,000 costume contest. There will be 3 dance floors and 3 different venues for ONE price. The Complex is located at 11 Grove Street in downtown Asheville.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ooh La La Curiosity Market this Saturday in Asheville

July 1, 2017    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 will also feature 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. 

Get complete local information on our Asheville NC Visitor Guide.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Pritchard Park Singer/Songwriter Series this Thursday in Asheville

June 29, 2017   Pritchard Park Singer/Songwriter Series   Ben Phan performs. The Pritchard Park Singer/Songwriter Series highlights local musical talent over 10 weeks, June - August  while activating a hub of downtown: Pritchard Park. All performances are free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. The Singer/Songwriter Series is presented by Echo Mountain Recording and organized by Asheville Downtown Association.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Downtown After Five this Weekend in Asheville

May 19, 2017    Downtown After Five   Free live music entertainment in downtown Asheville. Headlining this month is CHA WA. The celebration is every third Friday, May through September, with the goal of encouraging locals and visitors to enjoy downtown Asheville and support local businesses and entertainers.  The event is located on North Lexington Avenue (between Hiawassee and the I-240 overpass). Food and beer vendors will be available.

Learn more about Asheville concerts and entertainment
on our Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Asheville Brewing Company Celebrates National Comedy Month

In honor of National Comedy Month (April), Asheville Brewing is showing a series of classic comedies combined with special, small batch beer releases to provide the perfect drinking accompaniment for each movie.

In conjunction with the special showing of the cult classic, Napoleon Dynamite, AB will release a special beer, Tater Tart Saison. The movie will take place at our Merrimon Avenue movie theater on Thursday, April 27, at 7 PM. The beer will be released on draft the same day at 5 PM at the downtown and north locations.

Tater Tart Saison is brewed with a Belgian yeast blend and a gentle malt bill of Pilsner, Vienna, and flaked wheat. It’s hopped with Centennial, Lemondrop, and Citra and then dry-hopped with Nelson Suavin giving it a complex yet delicate aroma.

“This beer has a nice balance between tart, a touch of belgian character and delicious hoppiness,” says Asheville Brewing head brewer Pete Langheinrich. “There’s just enough pucker.  ABV: 5.4;  IBUs: 23; SRM: 3.  Pairs well with tots, quesadillas, and llamas.

When you have a combination movie theater and brewery, celebrating National Humor Month, which takes place in April, with classic and cult comedy movies paired with fresh interesting beers is a natural opportunity for fun.

Asheville Brewing Co. is located at  675 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, NC.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Asheville Amadeus Continues through the Weekend

March 10 - 19, 2017 - Asheville Amadeus Festival 2017.    This annual celebration hosted by The Asheville Symphony Orchestra is performed at a variety of Asheville venues over ten days. Featured events include:

March 15 - 16, 8 PM at Diana Wortham Theatre:    The Other Mozart. You’ve heard of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but what about Nannerl Mozart? This is your chance to hear the true and untold story of Maria Anna Mozart, nicknamed Nannerl, the sister of Amadeus. She was a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer in her own right. Sylvia Milo, the production’s creator and performer, brings Nannerl to life in a fascinating and irresistably intelligent performance featuring a stunning 18-foot gown.
March 15 - April 2 at NC Stage CompanySouvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins. Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric socialite, lives under the delusion that she is an enchanting coloratura soprano when she is actually incapable of holding pitch. After teaming up with a pianist, she begins to hold recitals that spark a unlikely following of cultish fans around New York in the 1930s and 40s. Based on a true story, this beautiful comedy pierces the heart of the hopeful artist that lives in all of us.

March 2 and March 16 at Santé Wine Bar and Tap Room:  Austrian Wine Flight Night. Santé Wine Bar & Tap Room will host consultant Chris Curtis of The Country Vintner to showcase his Austrian wines in its March Flight Night, with a theme of “Mozart Soard in Wine and Song.” Enjoy wine tasting from different regions of Austria, homeland of the great composer. Bring your friends for a fun evening of wine and conversation.

March 17, 8 PM at Diana Wortham Theatre:   Jerusalem Quartet. Founded more than two decades ago, the award-winning Jerusalem Quartet is sure to delight with a program of works by three composers, including Mozart, who were instrumental in the development of the string quartet. BBC Magazine has said of the Jerusalem Quartet, “their playing has everything you could possibly wish for.”

March 17, 7:30 PM at  Central United Methodist Church:  Mozart March Madness. This concert is a dual celebration of the Asheville Choral Society’s 40th season and the Asheville Amadeus festival. With more than 100 voices, the chorus presents Vivaldi’s exuberant Lauda Jerusalem, selections from Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, exciting gospel and American folk favorites, and a newly commissioned work from composer Matt Wetmore. Come share with the powerful voices of the Asheville Choral Society as we celebrate 40 years of incredible music!

March 18, 2 PM at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium:  Midori and the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Verdi Overture to Nabucco;  Bach Concerto for Two Violins, BWV1043* (*Will feature ASYO musicians playing alongside Midori as soloists);  Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Bruch;  Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26.   The concert will also include the music of Mozart and many other surprises, and don’t miss the MILK and COOKIES reception following the concert.

March 19, 3 PM at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium: Asheville Amadeus Finale Concert. Daniel Meyer, conductor Midori, violin Asheville Symphony Chamber Chorus.  Stravinsky Concerto in E-flat;   “Dumbarton Oaks” Mozart Symphony No. 35, K. 385;   “Haffner” Fauré Pavane Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Asheville Hosts Annual Fringe Art Festival

January 26 - 29, 2017   Fringe Art Festival   This event is an annual performing arts, multiple venue festival that provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, to collaborate across genres and to bring new and innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences. Founded in 2002, AFAF has been keeping Asheville interesting for over a decade.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Don't Miss Asheville Restaurant Week

January 17 - 26, 2017   Asheville Restaurant Week  Enjoy the tastiest cuisine in Asheville NC throughout the week at participating restaurants which will offer a prix fixe menu ranging from $15–$30 per person.

This is a great opportunity to try as many  as your schedule allows. A commitment to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, has earned Asheville the designation as one of the top ten food and wine destinations in the United States.

Check the website for a list of participating restaurants, lunch or dinner reservations and details. YUM!

The Black Bird Restaurant

The Red Stag Grille

Bull and Beggar Restaurant