Event Date: 08/14/2018 - 08/19/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. Performance schedule: Tuesday, August 14 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 15 at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 16 at 8 p.m. Friday, August 17 at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m.

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18 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/17/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective presents "Every Brilliant Thing," written by Duncan MacMillan in collaboration with Jonny Donahoe, starring Mondy Carter and directed by Karen Stobbe. This production runs Aug. 9-25 at The BeBe Theatre (20 Commerce St., Asheville), with showtime at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday evenings. Facilitated post-show discussions follow Friday and Saturday performances. Tickets are $18 in advance online at www.differenstrokespac.org (no online fees, ever) and $21 at the door. Early Bird Special: Online tickets for opening weekend (Aug. 9-11) are $15 each. Due to limited seating, advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/17/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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The Groundling by Marc Palmieri Directed by Betsy Puckett August 17 - September 2, 2018 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm NC Premiere! After stumbling upon an outdoor production of a Shakespeare play in Manhattan, Long Island landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a play about his troubled marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theatre professionals to spend a week at his home and stage the play in his garage, with a cast of colorful locals. A modern romantic comedy with a moving and unexpected ending. Tickets range from $12-$26 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: 08/17/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Bloomsday by Steven Dietz Produced and directed by Jason Williams August 3-19, 2018 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:30pm in 35below Robert and Cait reunite thirty-five years after a walking tour of Dublin brought them briefly together. As the older couple rediscover each other, their younger selves, Robbie and Caithleen, retrace the events of their short-lived love-affair. However Time may have a plan this time around. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or at the ACT Box Office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/17/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Blacklist Improv continues in their wildly popular series, creating an entire show using suggestions from the audience. Take a break from the ordinary at a show all about the best part of summer, VACATION!

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174 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/18/2018   Event Time: 2:30 PM

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What happens when a story unfolds like a letter—or a police blotter—or a contract—or a sermon? What happens when you write an essay in the form of a prayer—or epitaph—or craigslist ad? Do you feel compelled to write but don’t know where to start? Do you have an idea for a story but don’t know what shape it should take? Does the idea of structure throw you for a loop? In this lively and generative workshop, author Matthew Vollmer will give you imaginative strategies for seeing the content of your work anew by encouraging you to consider the various and particular forms and genre that writing can take. This workshop will invigorate your writing and provide new avenues for creative expression.   Cost: $35 if you register before August 10, 2018, $45 after.   A FREE staged reading of essays from Matthew's new book, Permanent Exhibit, will follow the class on Saturday evening; time and venue TBA. 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. Read your Eventbrite confirmation email for information you will need for the class.  Matthew Vollmer is the author of two collections of short stories, Future Missionaries of America and Gateway to Paradise, as well as inscriptions for headstones, a collection of one-sentence essays, each unfolding in the form of an epitaph. He is, with David Shields, the co-editor of Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux Lectures, Quasi-Letters, “Found” Documents, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts. He also edited A Book of Uncommon Prayer, an anthology of everyday invocations from over 60 authors. A winner of a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, his latest book, Permanent Exhibit, a collection of short essays, will be published in September 2018 by BOA Editions, LTD. He is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Virginia Tech. 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. one week before the class 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: 08/18/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Mountain Bluegrass and Dance Festival. Scottyb and Friends performance Sat. Aug. 18th. 2018 7:00pm- 10:00pm TBA Schedule

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The Pack Square Park , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/19/2018   Event Time: 2:30 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/22/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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The show starts at 9:30, and there is no cover. Anyone wanting to perform needs to sign up by 9pm, and will get five minutes on stage. The order of sign-up is not necessarily the order of the show.

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/23/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Our summer Write-Ins were so popular, we've decided to continue them this fall! Join us for communal writing time at the Flatiron Writers Room on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm, starting August 23 and running through November 8, hosted by members of Asheville's Flatiron Writers group. Bring your laptop or paper and pen, beverage and snack of your choice, and any other items for your writing comfort (headphones, lumbar pillow, a sweater if you get cold in air conditioning). We'll provide free wi-fi and a library of craft books and screenplays to peruse. Your $5 ticket (select whether to pay now through Eventbrite or at the door by check or cash) helps the FWR stay up and running. After the write in, consider gathering with other writers next door at UpCounty Brewing. Space is limited to fourteen participants per session. We hope to see you there!

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 08/23/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Cappella Alive! is a newly-formed dynamic group of women who sing a variety of musical styles in a cappella harmony. If you love to sing and want to unleash your musical and other talents,we have a place for you! For more information please contact: [email protected]

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40 Gerber Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/28/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm. August 28- October 2. These two popular forms offer endless possibilities of expression to the clay artist. In this intermediate level class, we will use the potter’s wheel to create our forms, then focus on creating a unique surface that reflects your individuality. Through demonstrations and practice on our own test tiles, we will cover surface design including mishima (slip inlay), painting, and sgraffito carving. There will also be a heavy emphasis on handle making, as we seek to create forms that are both beautiful, and easy to use. Level: Intermediate and Advanced. Tuition: $255 + $35 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/30/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Thursdays 11am-1:30pm. August 30- October 4. Have you ever wanted to scale up the size of your work, but weren’t sure how? The sky is the limit in this class, so let’s go big! Join Mac McCusker as you learn to make large, freestanding floor vases with slabs and coils. You can then theme your piece by adding imagery to the leather hard clay. Demonstrations will include experimenting with carving, additive methods, surface design, sgraffito, underglazes, and the use of decals to achieve a visually stunning finished piece. All skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $255 + $35 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/30/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Thursdays, 6-9pm. August 30- October 4. You’ve asked for it, and this session we are pleased to announce that a live model, figurative sculpture class will be returning to Odyssey ClayWorks! Working from a live model each week, students will hone their understanding of basic anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. After first creating multiple fast sketches in clay to work out technique, students will then advance to a longer-term sculpture based on a single pose, with more attention to detail. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with decorated sculptor, Leonid Siveriver. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $255 + $75 Lab and live model fee.  

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/30/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Performed in 35below. There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an assembled audience. Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in what is quickly becoming one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens. Each installment features a central theme (past shows have featured stories about everything from gluttony to mistaken identity). Real people. Real stories. Real good times.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/31/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Fridays 10am-12:30pm. August 31- October 5. Do you hate glazing? I mean, do you really HATE glazing? Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with a flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? Then this is the class for you! Join Gabriel each Friday as he demystifies the techniques that will help you learn to love the glazing process, achieve more dynamic results, and get your work noticed. Topics will include under and overglaze decoration, glazing large and delicate work, spraying glazes, and multiple firings. We will also examine the basics of formulating, mixing, or altering a glaze. Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Tuition: $255 + $35 Lab Fee.  

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/31/2018   Event Time: 2:30 PM

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God's Favorite by Neil Simon Directed by Jim Reid August 31 - September 2, 2018 Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus The Book of Job as a comedy? Joe Benjamin is a God-fearing tycoon with a Long Island mansion and a prodigal son and two kooky twins among other family members. After Joe is visited by Sidney Lipton – God’s messenger (and Joe’s tempter) – his life is never the same. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series. Tickets are $7.00 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: 09/05/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Travel brings with it incredible journeys, both externally and internally. In this course, we will learn the basics of travel memoir, a genre that embraces the adventure and storytelling of travel writing with the personal reflection of memoir. We will pay careful attention to the salient details and narrative devices that make travel memoir so rich and undertake a variety of writing exercises that will help at any stage of the drafting process - from tips and tricks for a pre-departure strategy to distilling a travel journal/notes into a finished piece. The course will involve outside readings, discussion, in-class writing, out-of-class writing, sharing, and an interest in bringing your story to life. TESSA FONTAINE is the author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, an Amazon Editors' Best of the Month featured debut & Best Books of 2018 (so far), an iBooks favorite, and more. Other work can be found in Glamour, LitHub, The Believer, FSG's Works in Progress, Creative Nonfiction, The Rumpus, DIAGRAM, and [PANK]. Raised outside San Francisco, she has an MFA from the University of Alabama and is currently a doctoral student in creative writing at the University of Utah. She won the AWP Intro Award in Nonfiction, and fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Taft Nicholson Center, Writing by Writers, and Squaw Valley Community of Writers. In addition to teaching for the New York Times summer journeys and at the Universities of Alabama and Utah, she has also taught for five years in prisons in Alabama and Utah. 

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 09/05/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm. 4 Weeks, September 5-26. This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to sell their handmade work or vintage goods online, using the Etsy platform. This class is for beginners, as well as established sellers who want a shop overhaul so they can start moving their work. We will thoroughly go into how to use SEO (search engine optimization) within Etsy’s new search algorithm, so that your items will get easily found on Etsy and Google search. This includes helping you develop searchable key words in the title and how to use tags in your listings, and write an enticing item description. We will also cover shop branding and give you photography tips to get your shop looking congruent with your personality and get a brand that will represent you and your product in this day’s market. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $185, No Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/07/2018   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: 09/07/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Prevarigator and the Swamp is an evening length dance theater satire examining the current political climate under President Trump. The work is choreographed by Caroline Althof Salas, a local dance artist and educator, in collaboration with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater. The narrative and music for this performance is found through the 1986 National Geographic animal documentary Realm of the Alligator. Blending contemporary dance with the script of the documentary and exploration of current political events lends itself to an intriguing and unique evening of dance theater. Caroline Althof Salas moved to Asheville four years ago after earning an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNC-Greensboro. As a company member with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater she has continued to perform and create work since moving to the area. ACDT has become a second home for me and I feel so lucky to collaborate with so many amazing artists says Caroline. The performers are primarily ACDT company members with a few outside dance artists joining. Artists include: Sophia Ahmad, Cierra Budge, Damien Chatelain, Giles Collard, Sharon Cooper, Elizabeth Huntley, Melissa Wilhoit, Gillian Maurer, Eleazar Montgomery, Gina Sassano and Becca Spritz. Edwin Salas Acosta, an international puppeteer and recent transplant to Asheville, constructed some of the more radical costume pieces found throughout the work. They are transformative in nature. For example, a red woodpecker might turn into a KKK member; an elegant ballroom skirt serves as an alligator nest. There are other costumes that are less glamorous however hold strong symbolic meaning. The feminist activist proudly wears a green Nasty Gator T-shirt. All of the characters collectively make up the swamp. The Prevarigator and The Swamp parallels political figures or sects in our current climate to the animals examined in Realm of the Alligator such as woodpeckers, otters, corn snakes, carnivorous plants, turtles, and of course, alligators. Through contemporary technique, exaggerated mime and a bit of humor this performance allows the audience to both contemplate the precarious political situation facing us and take a moment to laugh at the insanity of it all.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/07/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Prevarigator and the Swamp is an evening length dance theater satire examining the current political climate under President Trump. The work is choreographed by Caroline Althof Salas, a local dance artist and educator, in collaboration with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater. The narrative and music for this performance is found through the 1986 National Geographic animal documentary Realm of the Alligator. Blending contemporary dance with the script of the documentary and exploration of current political events lends itself to an intriguing and unique evening of dance theater. Caroline Althof Salas moved to Asheville four years ago after earning an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNC-Greensboro. As a company member with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater she has continued to perform and create work since moving to the area. ACDT has become a second home for me and I feel so lucky to collaborate with so many amazing artists says Caroline. The performers are primarily ACDT company members with a few outside dance artists joining. Artists include: Sophia Ahmad, Cierra Budge, Damien Chatelain, Giles Collard, Sharon Cooper, Elizabeth Huntley, Melissa Wilhoit, Gillian Maurer, Eleazar Montgomery, Gina Sassano and Becca Spritz. Edwin Salas Acosta, an international puppeteer and recent transplant to Asheville, constructed some of the more radical costume pieces found throughout the work. They are transformative in nature. For example, a red woodpecker might turn into a KKK member; an elegant ballroom skirt serves as an alligator nest. There are other costumes that are less glamorous however hold strong symbolic meaning. The feminist activist proudly wears a green Nasty Gator T-shirt. All of the characters collectively make up the swamp. The Prevarigator and The Swamp parallels political figures or sects in our current climate to the animals examined in Realm of the Alligator such as woodpeckers, otters, corn snakes, carnivorous plants, turtles, and of course, alligators. Through contemporary technique, exaggerated mime and a bit of humor this performance allows the audience to both contemplate the precarious political situation facing us and take a moment to laugh at the insanity of it all.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/08/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Join Dogwood Alliance on Saturday, September 8th for our annual Woods & Wilds Storytelling event at the Grey Eagle in Asheville from 7-11pm! The evening will feature regional storytellers, live music from Earthcry! Join us as we celebrate 22 years of standing with the people and forests of the South!

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185 Clingman Avenue Extention , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 09/08/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Join Dogwood Alliance on Saturday, September 8th for our annual Woods & Wilds Storytelling event at the Grey Eagle in Asheville from 7-11pm! The evening will feature regional storytellers, live music from Earthcry! Join us as we celebrate 22 years of standing with the people and forests of the South!

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 09/09/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Prevarigator and the Swamp is an evening length dance theater satire examining the current political climate under President Trump. The work is choreographed by Caroline Althof Salas, a local dance artist and educator, in collaboration with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater. The narrative and music for this performance is found through the 1986 National Geographic animal documentary Realm of the Alligator. Blending contemporary dance with the script of the documentary and exploration of current political events lends itself to an intriguing and unique evening of dance theater. Caroline Althof Salas moved to Asheville four years ago after earning an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNC-Greensboro. As a company member with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater she has continued to perform and create work since moving to the area. ACDT has become a second home for me and I feel so lucky to collaborate with so many amazing artists says Caroline. The performers are primarily ACDT company members with a few outside dance artists joining. Artists include: Sophia Ahmad, Cierra Budge, Damien Chatelain, Giles Collard, Sharon Cooper, Elizabeth Huntley, Melissa Wilhoit, Gillian Maurer, Eleazar Montgomery, Gina Sassano and Becca Spritz. Edwin Salas Acosta, an international puppeteer and recent transplant to Asheville, constructed some of the more radical costume pieces found throughout the work. They are transformative in nature. For example, a red woodpecker might turn into a KKK member; an elegant ballroom skirt serves as an alligator nest. There are other costumes that are less glamorous however hold strong symbolic meaning. The feminist activist proudly wears a green Nasty Gator T-shirt. All of the characters collectively make up the swamp. The Prevarigator and The Swamp parallels political figures or sects in our current climate to the animals examined in Realm of the Alligator such as woodpeckers, otters, corn snakes, carnivorous plants, turtles, and of course, alligators. Through contemporary technique, exaggerated mime and a bit of humor this performance allows the audience to both contemplate the precarious political situation facing us and take a moment to laugh at the insanity of it all.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/10/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Kim Winter Mako brings her background as an actor to this six-week workshop on how to write compelling fictional characters. Whether you have a character you’re having trouble with, or you’re looking to generate new work, we’ll explore ways to give life to your characters through the use of craft elements such as point of view, dialogue, place, and physicality. Students should expect writing exercises and prompts in class, handouts to read, as well as sharing and receiving work in a supportive environment. Class meets Monday evenings 6:30-8:30pm starting September 10, 2018. Cost: $250 if you register before September 3, 2018, $275 after.   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. Please read your Eventbrite registration confirmation email for information about location, parking, and what to bring.  Kim Winter Mako was selected as the inaugural 2017 Ramsey Library Community Author at UNC Asheville. Her work has appeared in The American Literary Review, Sou’wester, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Citron Review, The Great Smokies Review, Prime Number, The Nervous Breakdown, and others. She is a recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant, and fellowships at The Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, and The Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Before she wrote fiction, Kim was an actor and lived in New York City, where  she was a member of Atheatreco, a non-profit theatre company focusing on original work. Refund and Cancelation 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. one week before the first class session 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: 09/11/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Guitar League launches new chapter in Asheville. Monthly meeting to learn, play and share guitar tips and techniques. All skill levels encouraged (Rookies, Minors & Majors). Main presentation 6PM, Breakouts 7PM. No cover charge. Details: www.guitarleague.com. Call 941-786-8137 Jim cell

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312 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 09/11/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Often considered the “small bites” of the theatre world, ten-minute plays are short but sweet-ish: they can pack small bursts of flavor using limited ingredients of character, time, and place. The bites are sometimes sweet or salty, sometimes bitter or brassy. More and more theatres are producing ten-minute play festivals annually. In this six-week workshop, each writer will develop one or two short plays. We will begin with a series of prompts, then bring pages of dialog to class each week to share in a script reading format. Writing and revising will occur both in class and between classes. No experience with scriptwriting is required. As a special add-on, students registered for the class may purchase a 30-minute private coaching session with Bonnie. (Only 4 spaces available). Please bring to the first class two different news articles that report on people or events that you find intriguing. Please clip or print out each report, as we will swap them in class for an exercise. 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. Class meets Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm starting September 11, 2018. Cost: $250 if you register before September 2, 2018, $275 after.  Bonnie Milne Gardner, PhD, is an award-winning playwright and life-long Dramatists Guild member who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She recently became Emeritus Professor of theatre at Ohio Wesleyan University where she taught Playwriting and American Drama.  Bonnie has worked as a director, dramaturg, and playwright with theatres around the country. Venues that have produced her plays include San Diego’s Human Rights Theatre Festival, Cleveland Play House, CATCO, Kent State University, New School for Drama, and Lovecreek Productions in NYC.  Gardner’s scripts were finalists at E. Albee Playwrights Conference, Dispatch Short Play Contest, OSU Eileen Heckert Drama Competition, and McClaren Comedy Contest, but she is particularly proud of winning the limerick contest during the 2004 Southern Playwrights Festival. She was twice awarded an Ohio Arts Council Excellence in Playwriting grant. Her book, The Emergence of the Playwright-Director in American Theatre was published in 2001 by Edwin Mellon Press. Refund and Cancelation 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. one week before the first class session 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: 09/14/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Prevarigator and the Swamp is an evening length dance theater satire examining the current political climate under President Trump. The work is choreographed by Caroline Althof Salas, a local dance artist and educator, in collaboration with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater. The narrative and music for this performance is found through the 1986 National Geographic animal documentary Realm of the Alligator. Blending contemporary dance with the script of the documentary and exploration of current political events lends itself to an intriguing and unique evening of dance theater. Caroline Althof Salas moved to Asheville four years ago after earning an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNC-Greensboro. As a company member with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater she has continued to perform and create work since moving to the area. ACDT has become a second home for me and I feel so lucky to collaborate with so many amazing artists says Caroline. The performers are primarily ACDT company members with a few outside dance artists joining. Artists include: Sophia Ahmad, Cierra Budge, Damien Chatelain, Giles Collard, Sharon Cooper, Elizabeth Huntley, Melissa Wilhoit, Gillian Maurer, Eleazar Montgomery, Gina Sassano and Becca Spritz. Edwin Salas Acosta, an international puppeteer and recent transplant to Asheville, constructed some of the more radical costume pieces found throughout the work. They are transformative in nature. For example, a red woodpecker might turn into a KKK member; an elegant ballroom skirt serves as an alligator nest. There are other costumes that are less glamorous however hold strong symbolic meaning. The feminist activist proudly wears a green Nasty Gator T-shirt. All of the characters collectively make up the swamp. The Prevarigator and The Swamp parallels political figures or sects in our current climate to the animals examined in Realm of the Alligator such as woodpeckers, otters, corn snakes, carnivorous plants, turtles, and of course, alligators. Through contemporary technique, exaggerated mime and a bit of humor this performance allows the audience to both contemplate the precarious political situation facing us and take a moment to laugh at the insanity of it all.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/15/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Prevarigator and the Swamp is an evening length dance theater satire examining the current political climate under President Trump. The work is choreographed by Caroline Althof Salas, a local dance artist and educator, in collaboration with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater. The narrative and music for this performance is found through the 1986 National Geographic animal documentary Realm of the Alligator. Blending contemporary dance with the script of the documentary and exploration of current political events lends itself to an intriguing and unique evening of dance theater. Caroline Althof Salas moved to Asheville four years ago after earning an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNC-Greensboro. As a company member with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater she has continued to perform and create work since moving to the area. ACDT has become a second home for me and I feel so lucky to collaborate with so many amazing artists says Caroline. The performers are primarily ACDT company members with a few outside dance artists joining. Artists include: Sophia Ahmad, Cierra Budge, Damien Chatelain, Giles Collard, Sharon Cooper, Elizabeth Huntley, Melissa Wilhoit, Gillian Maurer, Eleazar Montgomery, Gina Sassano and Becca Spritz. Edwin Salas Acosta, an international puppeteer and recent transplant to Asheville, constructed some of the more radical costume pieces found throughout the work. They are transformative in nature. For example, a red woodpecker might turn into a KKK member; an elegant ballroom skirt serves as an alligator nest. There are other costumes that are less glamorous however hold strong symbolic meaning. The feminist activist proudly wears a green Nasty Gator T-shirt. All of the characters collectively make up the swamp. The Prevarigator and The Swamp parallels political figures or sects in our current climate to the animals examined in Realm of the Alligator such as woodpeckers, otters, corn snakes, carnivorous plants, turtles, and of course, alligators. Through contemporary technique, exaggerated mime and a bit of humor this performance allows the audience to both contemplate the precarious political situation facing us and take a moment to laugh at the insanity of it all.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/15/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/15/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The season opens in the spirit of the new, with an exploration of three visionary and revolutionary composers. Wagner's passionate musical rendition of Tristan and Isolde and Shostakovich's powerful Symphony No. 5 demonstrate the depths of emotion the orchestra can achieve. International Tchaikovsky Competition medalist George Li, joins the orchestra for a performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1. Program: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and “Liebestod” Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Darko Butorac, conductor George Li, piano

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/15/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Mélange — Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m. Taking its name from the word for “mixture” or “medley,” Mélange creates a concert that bounces between genres with a special, audience-interactive twist with a musical menu of more than 30 works in 15 different styles. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Tickets: Regular $35; Student $30; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box office: 828-257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

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18 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/16/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Prevarigator and the Swamp is an evening length dance theater satire examining the current political climate under President Trump. The work is choreographed by Caroline Althof Salas, a local dance artist and educator, in collaboration with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater. The narrative and music for this performance is found through the 1986 National Geographic animal documentary Realm of the Alligator. Blending contemporary dance with the script of the documentary and exploration of current political events lends itself to an intriguing and unique evening of dance theater. Caroline Althof Salas moved to Asheville four years ago after earning an MFA in Dance Choreography from UNC-Greensboro. As a company member with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater she has continued to perform and create work since moving to the area. ACDT has become a second home for me and I feel so lucky to collaborate with so many amazing artists says Caroline. The performers are primarily ACDT company members with a few outside dance artists joining. Artists include: Sophia Ahmad, Cierra Budge, Damien Chatelain, Giles Collard, Sharon Cooper, Elizabeth Huntley, Melissa Wilhoit, Gillian Maurer, Eleazar Montgomery, Gina Sassano and Becca Spritz. Edwin Salas Acosta, an international puppeteer and recent transplant to Asheville, constructed some of the more radical costume pieces found throughout the work. They are transformative in nature. For example, a red woodpecker might turn into a KKK member; an elegant ballroom skirt serves as an alligator nest. There are other costumes that are less glamorous however hold strong symbolic meaning. The feminist activist proudly wears a green Nasty Gator T-shirt. All of the characters collectively make up the swamp. The Prevarigator and The Swamp parallels political figures or sects in our current climate to the animals examined in Realm of the Alligator such as woodpeckers, otters, corn snakes, carnivorous plants, turtles, and of course, alligators. Through contemporary technique, exaggerated mime and a bit of humor this performance allows the audience to both contemplate the precarious political situation facing us and take a moment to laugh at the insanity of it all.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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