Arts and Culture
Fri March 7, 2014
Arts and Performance / Community Calendar
UNC-Asheville presents “Faces, Flowers and Super Powers” an exhibition of acrylics and mixed media works by Mary Alice Ramsey; and “Windows, Doors and Glass Ceilings” an exhibition of photos and encaustic paintings by Bet Kindley - in Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery in Highsmith University Union. It's on view now and continues through March 30th.
828-232-2417 msp.unca.edu thru-3/30
Pack Memorial Library
Lillian Exum Clement Stafford - A Special Exhibit and Photographic Display Honoring the First Female Legislator in the South – will be on display in the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library. Lillian Exum Clement Stafford was the first woman to serve in the NC state legislature and the first elected female legislator in the South. The exhibit runs through March 31st.
828-250-4740 buncombecounty.org thru-3/31
The National traveling exhibition “Remembering Ravensbrück: Women and the Holocaust” is on display at UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall. The exhibit tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred. It’s on display through March 27th.
828-232-5024 unca.edu thru-3/27
Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center and the North Carolina Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association present an exhibit “Fewer Footprints and More Tears: Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears.” The exhibit will be open through Friday, March 14th, at the Mountain Heritage Center.
828-227-7129 www.wcu.edu thru-3/14
Asheville Art Museum
On view at the Asheville Art Museum through March 9 is a collection of artwork created by 7th-12th grade students who were recently awarded Regional Scholastic Art Awards. The works are on view in the Museum’s Holden Community Gallery.
www.artandwriting.org www.ashevilleart.org thru-3/9
The Indigo Hotel, in Downtown Asheville, will host the exhibit “An Artists Collective Exploration of Human Animal Relationships in Nature” - January 15th through Mid April. The exhibit celebrates the Year of the Horse and features the artwork of Lelia Canter, Kathleen Kelley, and Emily Shields.
828-380-0982 leliacanter.com thru-4/15
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 www.ashevilleart.org thru–4/27
Macon County Art Association
An exhibit of local art of the members of the Macon County Art Association will begin on Saturday, March 1st at the Franklin Library. The exhibit is in the classroom at the library and remains on view through March 31st.
Asheville Community Theatre
Asheville Community Theatre presents the musical “[title of show]” in ACT’s 35below March 6-22, 2014. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm.
828-254-1320 828-551-1265 3/7-22
CD Release Performance
‘Yes the Raven’ (AKA Alyn Mearns) will release has his new CD ‘Love is Covered in Dust’ on Friday March 7th. He will perform at White Horse in Black Mountain on March 7th at 8:00.
City Lights Bookstore
Jackson County Author, Edward Fahey will visit City Lights Bookstore, in Sylva, on Friday, March 7th at 6:30 to present his novel "The Mourning After."
Karen Keil Brown Featured Artist of the Month
The Asheville Gallery of Art’s featured artist for March will be Karen Keil Brown. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 7th from 5:00 to 8:00. The exhibition, “Landscapes in Abstraction,” features Brown’s semi-abstract oils. The show will be on display March 1st through the 30th.
828- 251-5796 www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com 3/7, thru-3/30
City Lights Bookstore
Jackson County Author, Edward Fahey will visit City Lights Bookstore, in Sylva, on Friday, March 7th at 6:30. He will present his novel “The Mourning After.”
TC Arts Gallery
Transylvania Community Arts Council presents “Exploring the Great Outdoors” an open show on view March 7th through the 28th. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Friday, March 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 at the TC Arts Council, in Brevard.
828-884-2787 www.tcarts.org 3/7-28
White Horse in Black Mountain
Yes the Raven (AKA Alyn Mearns) is releasing his new cd titled ‘Love is Covered in Dust’ on Friday March 7th at 8:00 at the White Horse in Black Mountain.
“42nd Street” will perform on Friday March 7th at Olive or Twist, in downtown Asheville. Music begins at 7:30.
The Classic Wineseller, in Waynesville, presents singer-songwriter James Hammel on Friday evening, March 7th at 7:00.
828-452-6000 www.classicwineseller.com 3/7
Hart / Waynesville
HART’s current studio production, the dramatic comedy “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” is being held over through this weekend March 7th, 8th and 9th.
828-456-6322 www.harttheatre.com 3/7-9
The Blue Ridge Orchestra presents gems by Bach, Haydn, and Beethoven – with Flutist Judi Lampert, on Friday March 7th and 8th at 7:30 at Grace Baptist Church, in West Asheville.
One Center Yoga will host a two hour special class entitled “Yoga for Strong & Stable Hips” with Lillah Schwartz on Saturday March 8th from 10:00 to Noon.
Contra Dance / Brasstown
The John C. Campbell Folk School, in Brasstown, will host a Community Contra & Square Dance on March 8th from 8:00 to 11:00. Music will be provided by The Stuart Brothers with Phil Jamison calling.
REACH Volunteer Training Day/Waynesville
REACH of Haywood, Haywood county's domestic violence/sexual assault/elder abuse prevention and intervention agency will hold a day of training for all persons interested in assisting the agency as Helpline phone volunteers or in other general ways. It’s happening on Saturday, March 8th from 9:30 to 5:00 at REACH's new office location, on N. Main Street, in Waynesville.
The Classic Wineseller, in Waynesville, presents performing at the piano on Saturday, March 8th at 7:00.
828-452-6000 www.classicwineseller.com 3/8
310 ART presents the Watercolor class “Ebb and Flow”- with instructor Jo Ridge Kelley, on Saturday, March 8th from 12:30 to 4:00. The class is for all skill levels.
The Blue Ridge Contra Dance is happening on Saturday March 8th at the Party Place in Saluda. Music will be provided by “Skeeziks” with Jennie Wakefield calling. A beginner’s lesson begins at 7:00 and there be dancing from 7:30 to 10:00.
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
The Smoky Mountain Center, in Franklin, for the Performing Arts presents "Gary Puckett & The Union Gap" performing on Saturday, March 8th at 7:30.
866-273-4615 www.greatmountainmusic.com 3/8
Mills River Library
The Mills River Library will be the site for "Jackie Robinson" a performance by the Bright Star Children's Theatre Group on Saturday March 8th at 11:00. The program is for children Pre-K through grade 5.
The Hendersonville Library's Kaplan Auditorium will be the site for "Jackie Robinson" a performance by the Bright Star Children's Theatre Group on Saturday March 8th at 2:00. The program is for children Pre-K through grade 5.
Asheville Wing War
Sierra Nevada and Pisgah Brewing are sponsoring "The Third Annual Asheville Wing War" at Asheville Music Hall on March 9th. The competition will begin at 4:00. The wings will be judged by a panel in two categories: specialty and traditional buffalo style. There will also be a people's choice award in which attendees have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Also at the event will be a live performance by "The Blood Gyspies."
www.ashevillewingwar.com https://www.facebook.com/events/600982126649232/?source=1 3/9
Cityscapes, an exhibition featuring works from artist Ben Aronson, will open at the Asheville Art Museum on Saturday November 2nd. It remains on view through Sunday, March 9th.
www.ashevilleart.org thru – 3/9
Hendersonville Chamber Music presents a performance by “The North Carolina Symphony Woodwind Quintet” on March 9th, in Hendersonville, at the First Congregational Church. The concert begins at 3:00.
Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra
The Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform on March 9th at 4:00 Concert in the Thomas Auditorium, on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock.
828-393-5222 hendersonvillesymphony.org/hsyo 3/9
Jazz Combo / Franklin
The Macon County Public Library, in Franklin, will host a program of live jazz music to celebrate Women's History Month, on Sunday March 9th at 3:00. The three-piece jazz combo “Too Human” will perform standards from the 1920s-40s - paying tribute to the largely overlooked women musicians of the Big Band Era
828-524-3600 828-524-7683 3/9
Asheville Art Museum
The Asheville Art Museum will host a Gallery Talk and Closing for “Cityscapes” by Ben Aronson on Sunday, March 9th at 3:00 with Artist Ben Aronson. Following the talk, guests are invited to stay for a reception.
828-253-3227 www.ashevilleart.org 3/9
Tryon Fine Arts Center
The Tryon Fine Arts Center presents Traditional Irish Music from “Caladh Nua” on Sunday, March 9th at 4:00. There will also be a post show reception with the musicians, in the Mahler Room.
828-859-8322 www.tryonarts.org 3/9
Malaprop's Bookstore/Café presents author Amy Greene on Sunday, March 9th at 3:00 to read from and sign her second novel “Long Man,” based on historical events surrounding the damming of a river in Tennessee and the flooding of a small town, all to generate electricity and new jobs.
828-254-6734 www.malaprops.com 3/9
The Grey Eagle, in Asheville, will host the Monday Night Contra Dance at 8:00 on March 10th. A beginners lessons will be held at 7:30. Music will be provided by ”Gold and Light” with Beth Molaro calling.
http://oldfarmersball.com/GreyEagle/ http://thegreyeagle.com/ 3/10
Macon County Art Association
The monthly meeting of the Macon County Art Association is happening on March 10th from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Fontana Regional Library, in Franklin. The program will consist of a panel of artists who will discuss "Framing Your Art Work."
Hearing Loop Technology
Dr. Juliette Sterkens, audiologist and national advocate for hearing loop technology, will give a presentation, in Asheville, at St. Eugene’s Roman Catholic Church – on Monday evening, March 10th, at 7:00. Sterkens will demonstrate and explain induction loop technology for persons suffering from hearing loss, their families, friends, and care-givers.
There will be a blood drive at Asheville Christian Academy on Monday, March 10th from 11:00 to 3:30. Those wishing to participate should call to schedule an appointment.
Club Eleven on Grove, in downtown Ashevill, will host a swing dance on March 11th from 8:30 to 11:00. Music will be provided by The Pam Jones Quartet. A Beginning Swing Class will be offered at 7:30. A class on Swing Dancing to Slower Music is offered at 6:30.
MAHEC presents the class “College Planning: Real Solutions and Strategies for Everyone” on March 11th. Registration runs from 5:30 to 6:00. The program runs from 6:00 to 7:00. The program will be held at MAHEC Mary C. Nesbitt Biltmore Campus, in Asheville.
Hendersonville Sister Cities
Hendersonville Sister Cities presents a three-course Japanese dinner and educational program – on Tuesday, March 11th at Champa Restaurant, in downtown Hendersonville. It begins at 5:30. At 6:00, the meal and program will begin.
Classic Hikes of the Smokies
The Friends of the Smokies’ first Classic Hike of the year is coming up on Tuesday, March 11th. Outdoor author and hiking expert, Danny Bernstein, will lead the guided hike to Little Cataloochee. Meeting locations for the hike will be in Asheville and Waynesville.
828-452-0720 www.FriendsOfTheSmokies.org 3/11
The Hop Ice Cream Cafe in North Asheville presents illustrations on the theme of Love by Greg Vineyard, March 1 - 31, benefiting the YWCA's "MotherLove" Program. The family-friendly reception will be held on Tuesday, March 11th from 5:00 to 8:00.
The Weaverville Library presents the program “First Lady Feminists” on Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00. Former Smithsonian curator Melinda Stuart will discuss which of our 46 First Ladies stepped outside the box of a “woman’s proper sphere” and how their stories and legacies of strength, intelligence and fortitude exemplify the feminist ideal.
English Country Dance
The Second Wednesday English Country Dance is happening on March 12th at 7:30 - at Town and Mountain Realty, in Asheville. Led by Bob Thompson and Grigsby Wotton. This dance is for experienced dancers.
“Sew What? Swannanoa Sewing Circle” will meet on Wednesday, March 12th at 10:00 at the Swannanoa Library. All skill levels are welcome.
The Grey Eagle
An evening of music to benefit the Musicians Relief Fund for Lyons, CO is happening at The Grey Eagle on March 12th. The city of Lyons, the home of “Rockygrass,” has been devastated by the floods that ravaged the small town last summer. The concert features Casey Driessen, Billy Cardine, Barrett Smith, members of Town Mountain and other special guests. Doors open at 7:00, music begins at 8:00.
The Hendersonville Library presents a class on computer basics on Wednesday March 12th from 2:00 to 3:30.
The Hendersonville Library presents a Genealogy Class called "Jumpstart Your Family Tree" on Thursday March 13th from 2:00 to 3:00 - in the Library's board room.
T.H.S. Cooking Class
T.H.S. Cooking Class, in Fletcher at the BLVD Health Educational Center, presents a cooking class on Healthy Salads and Vegetable entrees - Thursday, March 13th from 6:30 to 8:00.
The Social Justice film screenings at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville for Friday - March 14th, is the documentary "Speciesism:The Movie." The film begins at 7:00.
East Asheville Library
East Asheville Library will host a “Pi Day Celebration” on Friday, March 14th from 4:00 to 5:00. The Pi Day celebration will feature pizza, pie, games and all things Pi.. Recommended for middle and high school students.
The Classic Wineseller, in Waynesville, presents Pavel Wlosok on Friday, March 14th at 7:00. Wlosok is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator born in the Czech Republic.
828-452-6000 www.classicwineseller.com 3/14
Malaprop's Bookstore/Café presents author Erika Robuck on Friday, March 14th at 7:00. Robuck is the author of “Hemingway's Girl,” and “Call Me Zelda.” She will present and sign her new novel “Fallen Beauty.”
828-254-6734 www.malaprops.com 3/14
The Paul McKenna will perform at The Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, March 14th at 8:00.
As part of HART’s Winter Studio Season “POE: An Evening of Chills and Thrills” featuring “The Raven” The Black Cat” and “The Monkey’s Paw” all adapted from the works of Edgar Allen Poe. On stage, in Waynesville, at the Feichter Studio -with performances on FMarch 14th and 15th at 7:30 and Sunday March 16th at 3:00.
828-456-6322 www.harttheatre.com 3/14-16
The Orange Peel, in Downtown Asheville, presents beach music by "Jim Quick and The Coastline" in concert on Friday March 14th at 8:00.
The Classic Wineseller, in Waynesville, presents an evening of gypsy jazz music with Michael Pilgrim, Drew Kirkpatrick and Don Mercz at 7:00 on Saturday, March 15th.
828-452-6000 www.classicwineseller.com 3/15
The Asheville Symphony will perform on Saturday, March 15th, at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The concert begins at 8:00. The program "Beethoven and the Romantic" features piano soloist Alon Goldstein - performing "Beethoven's Piano Concerto Number Two."
Toy Boat Community Art Space will host “Asheville Vaudeville” featuring a variety of local talent and performers – with two shows on March 15th – at 7:30 and 10:00. Asheville Vaudeville features artists, magicians, jugglers, musicians, story-tellers, puppeteers and more.
828-280-4982 http://www.facebook.com/AshevilleVaudeville 3/15
Fiddlers of Madison County
The 8th Annual “Fiddlers of Madison County” is happening on Saturday, March 15th – with two shows – at 3:00 and 7:30. This year’s show features regional favorite Arvil Freeman, Grammy Award winner, Bobby Hicks with Adam Masters in a show of twin fiddling, Roger Howell, Josh Goforth, and The Sons of Ralph, featuring Ralph Lewis.
828-649-1301 www.madisoncountyarts.com 3/15
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, in Franklin, presents Don Williams, in concert on Saturday, March 15th at 7:30.
http://www.don-williams.com/ www.greatmountainmusic.com 3/15
Connor Davis of Cullowhee, will perform a violin concert on Saturday, March 15th at 7:00 at Cullowhee Baptist Church. The concert is a fundraiser for “Bike and Build.” Connor Davis will be cycling across the United States in the summer of 2014 with Bike and Build. The group will stop at several cities along the way to assist at affordable housing building sites, including Habitat for Humanity sites.
Asheville Food Truck Showdown
The Masonic Temple, in downtown Asheville, will be the site for the "Asheville Food Truck Showdown" on Saturday, March 15th from Noon to 8:00. There will be dozens of trucks competing for the title of "Best Food Truck in Asheville." At the event there will be a caaned food drive for Mann Food Bank; and a pet food, kitty litter and pet toy drive for the Humane Society.
Organ Concert / Brevard
Brevard First United Methodist Church presents a concert by organist Dongho Lee on March 16 at 3:00. Ms. Lee was First Prize winner of the 2010 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance held in Washington, D.C.
There will be a classical concert at St. Matthias Church, in Asheville, on Sunday, March 16th at 3:00 - featuring Amy Brucksch, on classical guitar and Barbara Weiss, on harpsichord. The program will include works by Cortes, Vivaldi, Rodrigo and others.
Hendersonville Community Band Spring Concert will be held on March 16th at Blue Ridge Community College, in Flat Rock at 3:00.
English Country Dance
There will be an English Country Dance at Homewood in the Montford District of Asheville on Sunday, March 16th from 4:00 to 6:30, with a Beginners' Session at 3:30.
828-230-8440 www.mybelovedhomewood.com http://oldfarmersball.com/ 3/16
Youth Swim Refresher Course / WCU
A Youth Swim Refresher Course will be offered in March by Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education. Classes will be held in the pool at Reid Gymnasium from 6:25 to 7:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 17-19 and 24-26.
828-227-7397 http://learn.wcu.edu 3/17
There will be a blood drive at Asheville Christian Academy on Monday, March 17th from 1:30 to 5:30. Those wishing to participate should call to schedule an appointment.
828-277-4800 x4744 3/17
Jazz For Justice
Pisgah Legal Services is hosting "Jazz for Justice" honoring Don Locke, Joy McIver and Ray Reiser. Including a cocktail reception and live Jazz music - March 18th at 5:30.
Blue Ridge Community College
The Blue Ridge Community College Concert Series will present pianist Charles Asche on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 - in Thomas Auditorium on the Henderson County campus, in Flat Rock.
828-694-1860 www.blueridge.edu 3/18
Using your Kindle Fire with library e-books
The Green River Library presents the program "Using your Kindle Fire with library e-books" on Wednesday March 19th from 3:30 to 4:15. Those participating should bring thier Kindle Fire to the class
The Hendersonville Library presents a class on "Internet Searching" on Thursday March 20th from 9:30 to 11:00.
The Center for Jewish Studies at UNC-Asheville present a talk by David Levy - Professor of Information Studies, at the University of Washington - speaking at 7:30 on Thursday, March 20th at the Mountain View Room at the UNC-Asheville Sherrill Center.
828-232-5027 www.unca.edu/cjs 3/20
The Classic Wineseller, in Waynesville, presents singer-songwriters Matthew Welborn and Jessi Stone on Friday, March 21st at 7:00.
828-452-6000 www.classicwineseller.com 3/21
Legendary Jazzman and Hammond B3 guru, Dr. Lonnie Smith will perform in Asheville at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, March 21st at 8:00.
On March 21st, it’s “Bellydance Night with Lisa Zahiya and Friends” from 8:00 to 10:00 at Dobra Tea, in downtown Asheville. There will be live music, open dancing and performances.
UNCA / Open House
UNC-Asheville will host a campus open house on March 22nd from 8:30 to 2:30.
The Classic Wineseller, in Waynesville, presents Joe Cruz, performing at the piano on Saturday, March 22nd at 7:00.
828-452-6000 www.classicwineseller.com 3/22
The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra will perform at the HSO Concert Hall at Blue Ridge Community College on March 22nd at 7:30. The performance features Christopher Martin, Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Asheville Area Piano Forum
The 9th Spring Benefit Concert by Asheville Area Piano Forum concert pianists will be held Sunday, March 23rd at 3:00 – in the Deerfield Retirement Community Center, in Asheville. The program will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Griffes. Forum pianists in the program are: Kimberly Cann, Les Downs, Anna Hayward, Cynthia Riley, and Teresa Sumpter. The Asheville Area Piano Forum (AAPF) assists their professional pianist- members by providing opportunities to network and establish performance and teaching contacts in the area.
The Hendersonville Library presents a class on "Computer File Organization" on Wednesday March 26th from 2:00 to 3:00.
The Classic Wineseller, in Waynesville, presents jazz, gypsy jazz, and swing performer, Leo Johnson on Friday, March 28th at 7:00.
828-452-6000 www.classicwineseller.com 3/28
As part of MAHEC's Health Careers and Diversity Education Programs there will be an information session on “The Carolina LEAD Program.” Those in attendance can explore a career in pharmacy and learn how to be competitive in the pharmacy school admissions process. The session will be held on March 29th at the MAHEC Asheville Campus. It’s recommended for high school students, college students, and college graduates. The application deadline is February 14th.
919-966-9786 pharmacy.unc.edu/lead 3/29
Odyssey ClayWorks Presents a 2-Day Demonstration Workshop, from 9:00 to 4:00 - on March 29th and 30th. Artist Peter Callas will lead the workshop demonstrating his signature ways to deal with throwing, slab, and altering surfaces and forms.
The Classic Wineseller, in Waynesville, presents Joe Cruz, performing at the piano on Saturday, March 29th at 7:00.
828-452-6000 www.classicwineseller.com 3/29
Hendersonville Chamber Music presents a performance by “The Kontras String Quartet” on March 30th, in Hendersonville, at the First Congregational Church. The concert begins at 3:00.
Asheville Lyric Opera
The new 2014 opera season will begin with Mozart’s dramatic thriller, Don Giovanni on April 4 and 6. Asheville Lyric Opera will introduce a new production of the infamous retelling of the Spanish fable, Don Juan. The Friday, April 4th performance will begin at 8pm. Sunday April 6th will be a matinee performance beginning at 3pm in the Diana Wortham Theater, in Asheville.
828-257-4530 828-236-0670 www.ashevillelyric.org 4/4. 4/6
Odyssey ClayWorks Presents the 2-Day Workshop "A Whirlwind Tour Of Pinch Pots," from 9:00 to 4:00 - on April 5th and 6th.
Hendersonville Chamber Music presents a performance by “The Rawlins Piano Trio” on April 6th, in Hendersonville, at the First Congregational Church. The concert begins at 3:00.
WCU / Kacey Musgraves
Country Music star Kacey Musgraves will perform on Wednesday, April 9th at WCU’s Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center. The show will begin at 8:00.
828-227-7677 ramsey.wcu.edu 4/9
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.
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.
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.
www.olddepot.org 5/31 – 6/1