Arts and Culture
5:59 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Arts and Performance / Community Calendar

The Asheville Gallery of Art’s featured artist for April is Reda Kay. The exhibition, “Evolution Series,” features Kay’s landscapes using watercolor, ink, and acrylic on canvas and board. It remains on display through April 30th.
828-251-5796     thru-4/30

The Asheville Art Museum
The Asheville Art Museum presents the video works of Robert Wiegand and his wife, Ingrid. The works were made in the 1970s when video art was first making an appearance in the art world. During this early period of video creation, the mechanical nature of the medium was a source for experimentation and inspiration. It will be on view January 7th through April 27th.
828-253-3227        thru–4/27

Transylvania County Public Schools Student Art Exhibit at TCArts
The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with the Transylvania County Public Schools to present this annual art exhibit of artwork by students in grades K-12. The exhibit will run April 7th through the 30th.  A reception will be held during Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk on April 25th.
828-884-2787        thru-4/30

Art Exhibit
Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University will feature an exhibition of artwork by Art Professors - from the university’s art program in the “Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition,” beginning on April 15th and running through August.  The exhibition will take place simultaneously with “an Introduction to Snooke,” an exhibit of comic book art produced by senior art student Ebony Simpson. The faculty exhibit will be open in Weizenblatt Gallery from April 15th to May 10th.        4/15 – 5/10
Music Video Asheville
Music Video Asheville (MVA), the annual showcase highlighting the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers, is changing venues this year and heads downtown to the Diane Wortham Theatre. It's happening on Wednesday, April 16th Pre-show mingling will take place in the lobby at 6:00. The video showcase promptly starts at 8:00.       4/16

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
The program “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” will be in Hendersonville at Shaws Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall beginning on April 16th at 2:00.  The program is for those who give care to a spouse, parent, child, or a close friend, with a chronic disease.
828-697-4891      4/16

Malaprop's Bookstore & Café
Malaprop's, in Asheville presents local author and mindfulness teacher Patti Digh, who will discuss and sign her new book “The Geography of Loss” on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00.
828-254-6734     4/16

Asheville Jewish Film Festival
The Fine Arts Theater, in downtown Asheville, will host the 6th Annual Asheville Jewish Film Festival” on Thursdays and Fridays – August 3rd through the 25th.  There will be a showing of the film “A Bottle in The Gaza Sea” on Thursday April 17th at 7:00; and Friday, August 18th at 1:00.    4/17-18

Art Exhibit
Alchemy Fine Art, in Asheville, will host an exhibit of Fresco works by Benjamin Franklin Long IV – April 17th through May 29th.  There will be an opening on April 17th from 5:30 to 9:30.
828-367-7714     4/17 – 5/29

Asheville Community Theatre
The Asheville Community Theatre presents “Women and Wallace” by Jonathan Marc Sherman - produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company - April 17th-19th Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30.  Performances will be in the Asheville Community Theatre’s 35below.
828-254-1320    4/17-19

Magnetic Theatre
The Magnetic Theatre is bringing back Julian W. Vorus's "The Bog" as part of the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival. There will be six performances -  April 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 at the BeBe Theatre, in Asheville.      4/17-26

Mars Hill University
Mars Hill University presents a Wind Symphony Concert on Thursday, April 17th at 7:30 – in the Moore Auditorium.
828-689-1304     4/17

Blues / Swing / R&B
The “Blue Dawg Band” will perform at Olive or Twist, in downtown Asheville on April 17th from 8:00 to 11:00.   4/17

Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Center
Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Center, will be the site for a Friday Evening Ballroom Dance on april 18th from 8:00 to 11:00.
828-274-8320    4/18

Asheville Community Theatre
The comedy “Dearly Departed” will be on stage at the Asheville Community Theatre April 18th through the 27th.  Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:30.    4/18-27

Madison County Arts Council
Madison County Arts Council presents David Holt - ‘Musical Mentors’ Photo Show - with an opening reception on Friday, April 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 - featuring live stringband music.  The exhibit continues through May 30th.
828-649-1301       4/18

Asheville Humane Society
The Asheville Humane Society's Trivia Night is happening on Saturday, April 19th at the Asheville Event Centre, with doors opening at 6:30.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Asheville Humane Society's Foster Care Program.       4/19

A Night of Tango
The BRIO Concert Series presents “A Night of Tango” at the First Presbyterian Church
in Weaverville, on Saturday April 19th at 7:00.
828-645-7344      4/19

Malaprop's Bookstore & Café
Malaprop's, in Asheville presents children's author and illustrator Ted Hills will read and sign his recent book, “Duck & Goose Go to the Beach” recommended for children ages 3-7 and those who read with them - on Saturday April 19th at 3:00.
828-254-6734     4/19

Path to Tango Workshop
The workshop “Path to Tango: Introduction to Argentine Tango” is happening on Saturday April 19th from 1:00 to 5:00 at Studio Zahiya, in downtown Asheville.  Newcomers are welcome.  This course is designed to get you out on a social dance floor, and the skills needed to navigate.  
828-215-1177    4/19

Asheville Earth Day Festival
The Asheville Earth Day Festival, is happening on April 19th from Noon to 10:00 on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. This family friendly festival features eco-friendly speakers, a Kids Village, Eco Village, LEAF in Schools and Streets Performance and more. Live performances include: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Acoustic Syndicate, Sanctum Sully and more.      4/19

English Country Dance
There will be an English Country Dance on Sunday, April 20th from 4:00 to 6:30 at Homewood Event and Conference Center, in Asheville’s Montford area.  There will be a 3:30 beginners' session.
828-230-8449     4/20

Jazz Piano Concert
St. Matthias Church, in Asheville, will host a performance by jazz pianist Van Anthony Hall on Sunday, April 20th at 3:00.  The program will include Jazz piano pieces and excertps from the Project Freedom recital which Hall performed at the Dutch Jazz and World Music Conference.
828-252-0643      4/20

Grey Eagle
The Grey Eagle in Asheville presents their Monday Night Contra Dance on April 21st beginning at 8:00.  There will be beginners Lessons at 7:30.  Music will be provided by “Floorplay” with John Combs calling.      4/21

Jackson County Public Library
The Jackson County Public Library, in Sylva, is offering a class on Microsoft Publisher I on Monday, April 21st at 5:45 - in the Computer Lab of the Jackson County Public Library.  
828-586-2016      4/21

Mars Hill University
Mars Hill University presents an Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert, at Broyhill Chapel, on Tuesday April 22nd at 7:30.
828-689-1304     4/22

Organic Growers School
Asheville Community Theatre will host the "GMO OMG Film Screening & Panel Discussion" on Earth Day - April 22nd.  Doors open at 6:30. "GMO OMG" follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without eating genetically modified foods, and explores the question 'who controls the future of food.' The screening is followed by Q&A with the Director and panel discussion with local organic experts.      4/22

Swannanoa Library
The Swannanoa Library presents “Bill Alexander's History of Swannanoa and Grovemont” on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00.
828-250-6486        4/22

Fairview Library
The program “Mastering Vegetable and Herb Gardening” with Master Gardener Laurie Bell will be at the Fairview Library on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00.
828-250-6485       4/22

Moogfest 2014
Downtown Asheville will host "Moogfest 2014" April 23rd through the 27th.  The festival celebrates the legacy of Bob Moog through the synthesis of technology, art and music.    4/23-27

Film Screening / Pack Library
The film “The Cherokee Word for Water” will be screened at Pack Memorial Library, in Asheville, on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 6-9.  The film is about Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected chief of the modern Cherokee Nation.  Along with the film there will be guest speakers talking about  Mankiller's inspiring life.  Speakers include: Charlie Soap, director of the film, and Kimberly Guerrero, the lead actress.
828-250-4717<     4/23

Roadside Trash and Its Implications for Small Mammals
A presentation on roadside trash and its implications for small mammals will be delivered on Thursday, April 24th, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.  Patrick Brannon, director of the Highlands Nature Center at the Highlands Biological Station, will talk about research conducted by himself and his students during the presentation in the museum auditorium.  It begins at 7:00.
828-227-7129      4/24

Warren Wilson Theatre
The Warren Wilson Theatre presents “Pygmalion”at the Kittredge Theatre on Warren Wilson College campus April 24th through the 27th at 8:00.  
828-771-3040    www.            4/24-27

Asheville Jewish Film Festival
The Fine Arts Theater, in downtown Asheville, will host the 6th Annual Asheville Jewish Film Festival” on Thursdays and Fridays – August 3rd through the 25th.  There will be a showing of the film “Aftermath” on Thursday April 24th at 7:00; and Friday, August 25th at 1:00.    4/24-25

Malaprop's Bookstore & Café
Malaprop's in Asheville, will host Steampunk queen Ann Vandermeer, who will present and sign “The Time Traveler's Almanac, the largest collection of time travel stories ever published,” with work from such authors as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R.R. Martin, H.G. Wells, and many more - on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00.
828-254-6734       4/24

WNCAP / Dining Out for Life
The Western North Carolina AIDS Project’s (WNCAP) 12th annual Dining Out for Life benefit will take place on April 24th in Asheville and the surrounding communities. Locally, over 110 fine dining restaurants will generously donate 20% of their gross sales that day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
828-215-3222      4/24

Weaverville Art Safari
The “Weaverville Art Safari” is happening on the weekend of April 26th and 27th from 10:00 to 6:00. There will be a preview party on April 25th at the Weaverville Town Hall at 7:00.       4/25-27

Malaprop's Bookstore & Café
Malaprop's in Asheville, will host Elizabeth Sims and Chef Brian Sonoskus who will present and sign their second cookbook “Tupelo Honey Café: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains” on Friday, April 25th at 7:00.
828-254-6734       4/25

Jazz at the YMI Cultural Center
Saturday Night Jazz at the YMI Cultural Center, in Asheville, will feature “The Griffith/Stevens Quartet” with jazz vocalist Miles Griffith and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens – on Saturday - April 26th.  
828-257-4540        4/26

Relay for Life / Fashion Show & Luncheon
Women Working for a cure Relay for Life team, will be hold their 10th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Saturday, April 26th from 11:30 - 2:00 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Resort, in Asheville.   This event will raise money for the American Cancer Society, and all monies collected will be submitted to aide in research. All models are cancer survivors.
828-254-7825      828-628-3591      4/26

Greening Up the Mountains
The 17th Annual Greening Up the Mountains festival will be held Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 to 5:00, in downtown Sylva. The festival’s day-long events will be held on Main Street and in the Bridge Park, beginning with a 5K Race sponsored by the Jackson County Recreation/Parks Department. There will also be children’s activities, demonstrations, a youth talent contest and live performances by a wide variety of Jackson County musicians throughout the day.
828-226-8652      4/26

Asheville GreenWorks
Asheville GreenWorks is hosting another Hard-2-Recycle Collection on Saturday, April 26th, at City Public Works Parking Lot, on S Charlotte Street, in Asheville, from 8:00 to 1:00.  There will be free public recycling.  A complete list of accepted items is available at
828-254-1776        4/26

Greening of the Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway Hosts their Special Spring Event “The Greening of the Parkway” on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center (Milepost 384) for activities and demonstrations about the springtime.  There will be information on springtime and landscaping with native species, as well as sustainability and green building practices.  There will also be tours a LEED certified building, hikes on the Kids in Parks TRACK Trail and more….
 828-298-5330 x304      4/26

Aquaponics Workshop
ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization, is continuing to connect local permaculture and homegrown food experts and community members through its spring Sustainable Living Workshops in April, May, and June. On Saturday, April 26, participants can learn about growing edibles in a self-sustaining closed loop aquaponics system with Cliff Jagger of Asheville Aquaponics. The workshop will be taught at Asheville Aquaponics, in Mills River, from 3:00 to 4:30.
828-692-0385    4/26

Tai Chi
Saturday, April 26th from 1:00-3:00pm at Pack Square Terrace - downtown
Asheville, will be the site for mini-sessions in the health,sport, and self-defense characteristics found among our region's 22+ tai chi schools will be featured.
828-285-2929      4/26

Hendersonville Chamber Music presents a performance by “The Carolina Brass Quintet” on April 27th, in Hendersonville, at the First Congregational Church.  The concert begins at 3:00.   4/27

Learn Israeli Folk Dancing
There will be an Israeli Folk Dancing Class for Young and Old to Prepare for Israeli Folk Dancing at "Celebration Israel 2014" on Sunday, April 27th from 11:30 to 12:30.  The class will be at Congregation Beth Israel, in Asheville.
828-252-8660      4/27

Asheville Chamber Music Series
The Asheville Chamber Music Series will present its final concert of the 2013-14 season with a performance by the American Chamber Players, Friday, May 2nd at the Biltmore United Methodist Church.   The concert will begin at 8:00.  The program will include:
Bach, Mahler, Mozart and other.
828-575-7427      5/2

NC Stage
Dave Bates, playwright/composer/lyricist, will have a musical review performance at NC Stage - May 2nd through the 4th.  
828-239-0263      5/2-4

John McCutcheon will perform in concert on Sunday, May 4th at 4:00 at the Madison County Arts Center, in Marshall.
828-649-1301      5/4

Former All Souls Director of Music and concert organist Marilyn Keiser will perform an organ concert at The Cathedral of All Souls on Sunday, May 4th at 4:00.  The program will feature works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Paine, Powell, Farnham, and Vierne.

Tour of Historic Homes / Hendersonville
Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission presents a Spring Tour of Historic Homes on May 4th from 1:00 to 5:00.      5/4

Seconds /  Marshall
The Madison County Arts Council's "Seconds Sale" is happening on Saturday, May 10th from 10:00 to 4:00 - at the Madison County Arts Center.
828-649-1301      5/10

Black Mountain Beautification Committee
The Ninth Annual Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale will be held on May 17th from 9:00 to 4:00 on the grounds of the Monte Vista Hotel, in Black Mountain.  There will be  perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetable plants, native trees, shrubs and garden accessories.  From 9:00 to 2:00 there will be a silent auction.
828-301-4347     5/17

Walk to End Lupus Now
Third Annual “Walk to End Lupus Now” is happening in Asheville on May 17th.  The event will take place at Martin Luther King Jr.  Check in begins at 3:30 and the Walk starts at 5:00.    5/17

Asheville Chapter of Ikebana
The Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International will host the 17th North American Regional Conference of Ikebana International (NARC 2014) at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, May 18-22.
828-768-2027      5/18

Old Depot Association
The 17th Annual Arts and Crafts Show,  is happening in Black Mountain on May 31st from 10:00 to 5:00, and June 1st from 10:00 to 4:00.  There will be   Arts, crafts, food, music,  and a showcase over 65 juried crafters/artists.     5/31 – 6/1