Event Date: 12/17/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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After seeing her fiancé kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary’s life falls apart — just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where “romance” ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. It seems nothing can help Mary’s growing cynicism, until the charm and innocence of a five-year-old boy unexpectedly brings a new outlook on life and love. This heartwarming story offers a hilarious and modern alternative to the old standards of the holiday season.

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15 Stage Ln , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/17/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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Church inspired open mic comedy Sign up at 9pm Show starts at 9:30pm Hosted by Hilliary Begley

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831 Old Fairview Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/17/2017   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Church inspired open mic comedy Sign up at 9, show at 9:30

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831 Old Fairview Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/18/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Open mic comedy, sign up and go up. Ever wanted to give it a try? This is your chance to be a comedian! Sign up at 6, show starts at 6:30

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709 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/20/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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34th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR TO BRING LAUGHS, COMEDY SKETCHES TO MAGNETIC 375 Last year’s Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular at the Magnetic Theatre saw the beloved and incomprehensible cousin Jerry get electrocuted, the introduction and training of Jimbo's Latin lover/husband Joaquin, and the usual family squabbles, Santa tirade, and dance numbers. Seeing what new debaucherous sketches the Bernstein writing team will come up with has become a tradition for many Ashevillians, and this year promises to be an exciting one for audiences. What surprises will the latest Spectacular bring? Head writer Lucia Del Vecchio (well known for such hits as MILF: The Musical and Off the Rails, as well as last year’s Bernstein) is at the helm as Director for the first time, and the family is also welcoming a new cast member, Sarah Felmet. “2017 has not been a year filled with laughs,” Del Vecchio said, “and that means we need the Bernsteins more than ever. I don’t think audiences will be disappointed--Baby Jesus is keeping his diaper flask close by.” The annual Spectacular, now in its eighth year, is written from scratch each year by the team of Del Vecchio, Jim Julien, Peter Lundblad and Genevieve Packer. Newcomer Felmet joins cast mainstays Tracey Johnston-Crum (4-time Mountain Xpress Best of WNC winner, Local Actress), Darren Marshall, Erik Moellering and Glenn Reed. Described by the Asheville Scene as “the holiday show to see in Asheville”, the always R-rated Bernsteins and a host of other characters from the Christmas canon come together to bring The 34th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular to the River Arts District. This favorite Christmas production will return November 30th through December 22nd at Magnetic 375, with fourteen chances to party with the family. As with past years, the entire run of The 34th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular is expected to sell out in advance. Directed by Lucia Del Vecchio. Starring Tracey Johnston-Crum, Darren Marshall, Erik Moellering, Glenn Reed and Sarah Felmet. Scenic Design by Kehren Barbour. Sound Design by Mary Zogzas. Choreography by Elizabeth Evans. Props by Jim Julien. Lighting Design by Jason Williams. Stage Management by Deanna Braine. Produced by Chall Gray The 34th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular will be performed at Magnetic 375, located at 375 Depot St, in the River Arts District of Asheville, Nov. 30-Dec 2, Dec 7-9, 14-16, 20-22. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. nightly, 10:00 p.m. late shows December 9 and 16. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.themagnetictheatre.org.

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375 Depot Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/20/2017   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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This captivating story relives a poignant moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together during WWI. This dramatic presentation presents traditional patriotic and holiday songs from both sides of the Western Front and is interspersed with readings from letters, journals, and interviews of the soldiers who lived it. “These miracles are what make All Is Calm such a pure example of what was meant when angels first declared, ‘Peace on Earth.'” –Star Tribune

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15 Stage Ln , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/23/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/05/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.” This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative which is presented in two 45 minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double header release hasn’t been seen since George Carlin’s 1972 release of FM & AM. In Children Shaffir discusses the pressure he is getting from his family and friends to have kids, and why he is getting more and more thoughts in his head about why he doesn’t want to do that and in Adulthood, he discusses the freedoms of being child-free. Decider.com called Shaffir’s Netflix debut “positively audacious.” Shaffir recently finished 3 seasons as the host and co-creator of Comedy Central’s weekly storytelling series This is Not Happening. He was a regular panel guest on the series @midnight, and TBS’s Conan. In 2016, Shaffir co-starred Zach Galifianakis, Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm in Twentieth Century Fox’s comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses. Shaffir also hosts the wildly popular podcast, Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes “to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.” The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. Shaffir is also an avid sports fan and gets together with Sam Tripoli and Jayson Thibault once a week to record the Punch Drunk Podcast. Dubbed “an Asian massage for the real sports fans,” by The Podcast Tribune, these three stand-up comics share their sports thoughts, arguments, stories, fights, and bets. In the past 5 years, Shaffir has released two hour-long standup specials on Comedy Central entitled Paid Regular and Passive Aggressive. Prior to these popular specials, Shaffir’s standup album Revenge for the Holocaust went to #1 on both iTunes charts and Amazon.com the week of its premiere. He continues to perform standup to sold-out crowds nationwide and has been featured at Montreal’s prestigious Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com or follow Shaffir on Twitter - @AriShaffir. COMEDIAN ARI SHAFFIR - FUNNY BUSINESS @ THE GREY EAGLE Friday, January 5th @ 7:00pm & 9:30pm $18 advance / $21 at the door Tickets @ http://www.ashevillefunnybusiness.com/ari-shaffir-asheville-tickets/ Buying tickets in advance is highly-recommended. Parking is available at the Grey Eagle’s parking lot and on Clingman Ave. and Haywood Road. The Grey Eagle offers full bar service, and food is available inside the club at The Grey Eagle Taqueria. http://www.thegreyeagle.com/ Address: 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: (828) 232-5800 [email protected] Video: https://youtu.be/CN8pHuD8VfA http://www.arishaffir.com/

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185 Clingman Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/08/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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This course caters to those who are already familiar with throwing on the wheel. It will explore throwing multiples, making cohesive dinnerware sets, combining thrown parts to create more complex forms, and cultivating a unique personal aesthetic. The class will also analyze and discuss the works of ceramic artists to better understand various creative processes and the subtleties of form.Level: Intermediate and Advanced. Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/09/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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Tired of Cone 6 glazes? Fed up with oxidation? Ready for something new? This intermediate class will focus exclusively on firing Cone 10 reduction clays and glazes in the Odyssey gas kiln. Along with an explanation of reduction and its effect on clays and glazes, we will spend time discussing forms and glaze combinations that show the depth of possibilities available to the Cone 10 potter. Plenty of time in the studio and one on one time with the instructor included. Level: Intermediate and Advanced. Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/09/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Why does poetry take itself so seriously? Is it possible to write something that is both funny and accomplished? This six-week class focuses on humor in contemporary poetry, while also examining “funny” poems/poets from the past to determine where we have been and where we are going with this underrated subgenre. Among the poets whose work we will examine are Gertrude Stein, Kenneth Koch and the New York School Poets, Kara Candito, Richard Garcia, Gabrielle Calvocoressi and more. The class combines lecture and workshop, where students will try their hand at crafting humorous or ironic poems in a supportive atmosphere. We will also cover strategies for publication. Class meets Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm starting January 9, 2018. Students have the option of purchasing individual coaching sessions with the instructor. To register by check instead of through Eventbrite, mail your check to Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC  28806 and include your email address. You will be registered when we receive your payment, space permitting.  About the instructor: Eric Steineger teaches English at Mars Hill University. He is the Senior Poetry Editor of The Citron Review. His work has been featured in The Los Angeles Review, Rattle: The Poets Respond, Asheville Poetry Review, Tinderbox, and other journals. Occasionally, he curates poetry readings at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and teaches in the Great Smokies Writing Program for UNC Asheville. He lives in Asheville with his wife and daughter. What's the refund policy? The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until one week before the event starts, via Eventbrite or email to flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/09/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create your own unique ceramic ware. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. Classes will include demos, group exercises, and plenty of one-on-one guidance. Students also have access to the studio outside of class time during open studio hours to practice new skills. Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner. Tuition: $265 + $35 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/09/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/10/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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8-week class meets Wednesdays 6:30-9pm, January 10- February 28. Have you ever wanted to make your favorite person out of clay? Students will learn how to adapt photographs and 2-D portraits to create 3-dimnensional figures in clay. Students will build busts and small figures using several techniques including sculpting a form from a solid block, slab construction, and coiling. Pieces will be fired and finished with glazes and/or paint. All skill levels welcome.Level: All Levels. Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/11/2018   Event Time: 10:30 AM

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Experience metal in clay form! This is an introduction to working with silver, copper, and bronze metal clay to design components for uniquely wearable art. Each clay is different in its consistency, handling and firing. You will discover which methods work best for you. You will also learn fundamental wire skills in attaching and designing finished works. Join us for this very fast paced and inspirational class! Level: All Levels. Tuition: $310 + $125 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/11/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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A Turnpike Sunset Written and Produced by Tom Godleski January 11-21, 2018 in 35below Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm A group of 19th century drovers traveling the Buncombe Turnpike have gathered around a campfire to tell stories, play instruments, sing and, of course, drink moonshine. A Turnpike Sunset is historical fiction, with stories from the era of the Turnpike, as well as stories from Tom’s family. This show is filled with funny anecdotes, history, and live music performed by members of the Asheville bluegrass group Buncombe Turnpike. Authentically Appalachian! Tickets are $20.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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Back by popular demand, it’s the return of Enchanting Handbuilding. In this second round, students will continue to create imaginative forms through hands-on instruction, but more time will be spent with finishes and surface demonstrations. This class will help develop basic handbuilding skills, glazing, and decorating techniques in a fun community atmosphere. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you're not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you've never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It's the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome. Tuition: $55 Per person. **Please note, the groupon offer has expired.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/14/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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Have you become disconnected from your writing? Do you long to get back into creative flow? Join us for this six-week group on Sundays 3pm to 4:30 pm as we immerse ourselves in the creative process, reconnect with the Muse and navigate through the landscape of the imagination to find our authentic voices. In the sacred space created by this group, there will be opportunities to share our discoveries as well as become a mirror for others. With a spirit of adventure, we’ll dive into the writing process with fun exercises, inspirational readings and lively group discussions. Coach Victoria Fann will provide weekly email check-ins, handouts and resources. Participants will also be encouraged to share their creative projects with the group in a safe and non-competitive environment. The purpose of the group is to work together with a seasoned writing coach in the company of other writers. This group is limited to 10 participants.  Topics will include:  Connecting with your Muse, strengthening your creative voice, developing a creative habit, working through resistance, setting intentions, establishing healthy creative boundaries, increasing creative productivity, accountability, sharing your work, and more! Each member will receive individual attention on specific issues and challenges he/she is having as a writer. As an add-on, members may also purchase individual coaching sessions with the instructor. This is NOT a critique group, rather it is a group to assist writers who would like to increase their productivity and have support moving forward with their writing projects. To register by check instead of via Eventbrite, mail your check to Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC  28806. You will be registered when we receive your payment, space permitting.  About the instructor:  Victoria Fann has been writing essays, short stories, plays and screenplays for over three decades. Her writing has been published in numerous publications and anthologies including Women of Wisdom, Newsweek, Thought Catalog, Elephant Journal, Wake Up World, BioStories,etc. In addition, Victoria has been working with writers as a group facilitator, coach and teacher ever since the founding of her first writing group, Mothers Who Write in 1989. Her book, Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art and Your Life will be published in late 2017. What's the refund policy? The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until 5 p.m. on January 7, 2018, via Eventbrite or email to [email protected] for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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