Event Date: 01/19/2020 - 03/14/2020   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/26/2020   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Pan Harmonia is going Back to the Bassooniverse to share adventures in music for the fantastic and charming bassoon. Western North Carolina's brightest band of bassoonists will return to the stage at Biltmore United Methodist church for the third annual celebration of the bassoon this January. Audiences will enjoy a brilliant program of music - both lighthearted and expressive - for bassoon and its lower cousin the contrabassoon. In this fun and informative offering, musicians will engage the audience with little known facts about the instrument. There is an abundance of original music written for bassoon and bassoon ensembles, highlighting the instrument's wide range and flexible expressive ability. Don't miss the chance to envelope yourself in the sound of the bassoon and enjoy an afternoon of good music in delightful company. The Bassooniverse quartet is asking audience members to BYOB - Bring your own Bassoon! If you play bassoon and would like to participate in the concert, please arrive by 2:00 with your bassoon, a neck strap (if possible), and a music stand in hand. We will read a simple and beautiful piece to perform as a large group after intermission.

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376 Hendersonville Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/29/2020   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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An All New World Premiere Production! Once again, Bertie finds himself suffering the slings and arrows of misfortune at the hands of his relatives, caught between the magisterial machinations of his fierce Aunt Agatha and the plaintive pleadings of his cousin Egbert. An imperious Sir Roderick Glossup and his daughter add to another priceless predicament calling upon the redoubtable Jeeves to save the day.

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15 Stage Lane , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/30/2020   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Adults Acting Up is a theatre workshop series offered by Ovation Theatre Arts Collective. For individuals 50+ , the process is designed to engage life experience, wit and wisdom while developing voice, body and mind. Through theatre games and acting challenges, improvisation and scene work the process promises to inspire creativity while building confidence and community. Open to all levels of experience. Ovation’s partners, Janice Vertucci Schreiber and Julia Wharton, have a combined 50 years of experience in theatre performance and education for all ages! To Register email or call… Janice at [email protected]; 252-375-5017 OR Julia at [email protected]; 703-599-0607

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2002 Riverside Dr. Suite 42-O , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 01/30/2020   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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A Cappella Alive! is a newly-formed vocal ensemble--a dynamic group of women who sing a variety of musical styles in a cappella harmony. If you love to sing and want to explore your musical and other talents,we have a place for you! For more information please contact: [email protected] or [email protected] Visit us on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/acappellaalive/

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40 Gerber Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 01/31/2020   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Seven Singers Singing: A Musical Revue by Dave Bates Returns to the Stage The Magnetic Theatre hosts Seven Singers Singing: A Musical Revue by Dave Bates, January 31 through February 1, 2020. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the The Magnetic Theatre in the River Arts District. Seven Singers Singing is cabaret-style musical revue, featuring some of the area's finest vocal talent. The songs, written by local musician Dave Bates, run the gamut from bouncy show tunes to soulful ballads. Seven singers will also delight audiences with comic novelty songs and uplifting inspirational numbers. If you've ever said you want to leave the theatre with a song to hum, this is the show for you. Seven Singers Singing includes well known singers, Richard Blue, Mandy Bean, Alex Guazzo, Nana Hosmer Griffin, Tasha Pepi, Matt Wade and Hannah Williams. Tickets are $20. For ticketing information, call the The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street, Asheville NC at 828-239-9250 or visit www.themagnetictheatre.org.

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375 Depot Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/31/2020   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Aquila Theatre in George Orwell’s 1984 — Friday, January 31, 2020, 8 p.m. In the 70 years since its release, George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” has become a classic, a powerful warning against the dangers of totalitarian society. Aquila Theatre has been praised as producing high-quality classics “with superb acting and clever staging” (The New Yorker) and has been called “one of the most inventive and daring theatre companies in the country” by The Lincoln Star Journal. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $40; Student $35; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org. EXTRA: Connect with the work, the company and other patrons at an insightful pre-show discussion at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.

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18 Biltmore Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/01/2020   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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The Blue Ridge Orchestra will celebrate the leap year with Kickshaws & Quiddities, a concert of musical oddities! There will be two chances to enjoy this unique performance on Saturday, February 1 at 2pm and 4:30pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in downtown Asheville. Featuring lesser-known pieces rarely performed, this concert will showcase classical hidden gems. The top-notch talent of BRO musicians Mandy Guilfoyle and Carlton Alexander will be highlighted on cello and English horn. In addition, this will be Music Director, Milton Crotts' last concert with the Blue Ridge Orchestra. Please join us as we say farewell, thank you and good luck in his new endeavors! PROGRAM Jacques Ibert, Concerto for Cello and Wind Instruments Richard Percival, Sicilienne for Strings and English Horn Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 29 Joseph Haydn, Farewell Symphony (no. 45) SNOW CONTINGENCY If these concerts are canceled due to snow, they will be rescheduled for the same times on Saturday, February 8, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.

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789 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 02/01/2020   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Aquila Theatre in Homer’s The Odyssey — Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8 p.m. Greek gods, monsters and adventure abound in Homer’s epic poem of antiquity. Follow hero Odysseus on his travels and tribulations — from encounters with sea monsters and whirlpools to cyclopes, island captivity and angry suitors — as he embarks on a quest to return home to his wife and son. When it comes to classical Greek dramas, The New York Times writes, “there are few [theatre companies] that can mount productions with the iconoclastic and high-voltage energy of Aquila Theatre Company.” Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $40; Student $35; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org. EXTRA: Connect with the work, the company and other patrons at an insightful pre-show discussion at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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18 Biltmore Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/02/2020   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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An All New World Premiere! Once again, Bertie finds himself suffering the slings and arrows of misfortune at the hands of his relatives, caught between the magisterial machinations of his fierce Aunt Agatha and the plaintive pleadings of his cousin Egbert. An imperious Sir Roderick Glossup and his daughter add to another priceless predicament calling upon the redoubtable Jeeves to save the day.

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15 Stage Lane , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/04/2020   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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We welcome Catana Chetwynd to Malaprop's at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 4 to celebrate the release of SNUG, the followup to LITTLE MOMENTS OF LOVE. Catana will be joined by her boyfriend John and a book signing will follow their talk and audience Q&A. We'll also have some celebratory sweet treats! Tickets include a copy of SNUG as well as admission to the event and signing line. ***Please stay tuned for updates and reminders about this event and make sure to provide an email address that can receive messages from the Brown Paper Tickets automated system.*** About SNUG Why bother getting out of bed when you could stay bundled up with that special someone and a book of cozy, cute comics. Chetwynds second book has the same charming and inviting style as her first and includes 50 percent new, never-before-shared comics. Snug is a celebration of the quirks and peculiarities of every one of usand the magic that happens when we find our matching puzzle piece. About Catana Chetwynd Catana Chetwynd is a self-taught traditional artist and the enthusiastic author of Catana Comics. She grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she spent her time creating art and pursuing an education in psychology until accidentally stumbling into the world of comics. Not only is her boyfriend John the daily inspiration for her drawings, but he was also the one who suggested a comic series about their relationship in the first place. Thanks to his idea and his inspiring daily antics, Catana was able to pursue her childhood dream of being a cartoonist. She currently lives on the East Coast with John and their tiny, angry dog Murph. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/07/2020   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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THE FANTASTICKS Music by Harvey Schmidt; Lyrics by Tom Jones; Directed by Mark Jones; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell; Choreography by Jessica Garland February 7 – March 1, 2020 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 2/20 and 2/27 at 7:30 pm The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: it’s a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time and is punctuated by a series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become classics. “Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world!

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/10/2020   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Guitar League is a group of guitar lovers who meet monthly to share tips, techniques and fun. All skill levels welcome, from beginner to brilliant. First hour is a Main Presenter, followed by Breakout Sessions based on skill level. First meeting always free to check it out. Bring your guitar. Jim 941-786-8137 cell. Email: [email protected] Website: www.guitarleague.com

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201 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 02/10/2020   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Presenting world-renowned pianists of exceptional talent in solo performances, The Chopin Project® concert series has expanded from its Florida roots into Asheville for the 2019-20 Season. The series has earned acclaim for its ability to showcase the scope and breadth of Fryderyk Chopin’s works -- as well as his musical forebears, contemporaries and successors -- to provide audiences with insightful and engaging performances. Pianist Renana Gutman will be “Chasing Chopin,” as she present works by the Polish master and composers he influenced including Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Alexander Scriabin and others. Her elegant commentary creates an artful weave of their music and stories.

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40 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/10/2020   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Presenting world-renowned pianists of exceptional talent in solo performances, The Chopin Project® concert series has expanded from its Florida roots into Asheville for the 2019-20 Season. The series has earned acclaim for its ability to showcase the scope and breadth of Fryderyk Chopin's works - as well as his musical forebears, contemporaries and successors - to provide audiences with insightful and engaging performances. Israel native Renana Gutman has been praised by The New York Times for her "passionate and insightful" playing, including performances across four continents as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and collaborative artist. She has performed at such notable venues as The Louvre Museum, Grenoble Museum, Carnegie Recital Hall and St. Petersburg's Philharmonia in Russia, to name a few. She is a founding member of the award-winning piano trio "Terzetto," with violinist Diana Cohen and cellist Tanya Ell. The trio performed regularly in festivals and concerts across North America from 2007-2011. As a pedagogue, Renana joined the piano faculty of Boston's Longy School of Music of Bard College in the fall of 2019. She had previously been on the piano faculty of the Yehudi Menuhin Music School in the UK, and of Bard Pre-College and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. She also plays an active role in the NY Chapter of Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. She is also featured playing Chopin's Etudes, Opus 25 on Chopin Project's most recent CD, titled "Rarities and Favorites, Vol. 4." Artist: Renana Gutman

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40 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/13/2020   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Sublime Theater presents the world premiere of Peter Lundblad's "Goodnight, Troublemaker," directed by Rachel McCrain, starring Carin Metzger, Jenni Robinson, Strother Stingley, and Tippin. All seats $15, available in advance at troublemaker.brownpapertickets.com or at the door one hour before showtime.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/14/2020   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Brian Turner performs solo piano favorites in jazz, pop and classical styles

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11 Boston Way , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/14/2020   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Flamenco Vivo / Carlota Santana — Friday & Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2020, 8 p.m. Hailed as “the Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine, internationally renowned artist and educator Carlota Santana has made it her mission to promote flamenco as a living art form — a vital part of Spanish culture. Serving more than 40,000 people nationwide each year, Flamenco Vivo entertains, educates and empowers through the arts. Friday & Saturday, Feb. 14 & 15, 2020 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $48; Student $43; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Special Valentine’s Day V.I.P. pre-show event ticket: $65. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org. EXTRA: Engage with Flamenco Vivo in a special Valentine’s Day pre-show V.I.P. tableau performance, featuring a special drink and hors d’oeuvres package at the Henry LaBrun Studio. On Saturday, Feb. 15, join the company once more in the Henry LaBrun Studio for a community dance master class, open to all ages and skill levels.

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18 Biltmore Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/15/2020   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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*Assembly Required is the premiere Southeast destination for designer, bootleg and art toy artists and collectors.

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 02/16/2020   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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*Assembly Required is the premiere Southeast destination for designer, bootleg and art toy artists and collectors.

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 02/20/2020   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth present a special program of traditional Appalachian music.

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789 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 02/22/2020   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit, and sass — leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink! Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all. This is the event for APAA's Middle School Academy cast. For tickets to the APAA's High School Academy cast productions, please visit https://legallyblondehs.eventbrite.com. There will be no refunds or exchanges for tickets purchased for the incorrect cast. 

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372 Depot St Suite 50 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/22/2020   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/22/2020   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/23/2020   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Chris Abell, flute and whistles; Michael Garner, fiddle; Bruce Nemerov, guitar with Rosalind Buda, Scottish smallpipes Beginning in the 1600’s and reaching full bloom in the mid-1700s, music in Scotland took on new forms. Its social dance tunes, strathspeys, slow airs and ballad tunes display a character unique to Scotland. The Tune Shepherds have sifted this repertoire, given the tunes modern arrangements and, with amusing and informative introductions, present the peculiar music that illuminates the culture and history of a special place.

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40 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/24/2020   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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YAMATO The Drummers of Japan — Monday & Tuesday, February 24 & 25, 2020, 7 p.m. Described as “the pulse of the gods” by German newspaper Neue Presse, YAMATO The Drummers of Japan erupt with a thunderous energy in their newest program, “Jhonetsu,” meaning “passion.” An Asheville fan favorite from seasons past, Yamato’s drummers modernize a centuries-old Taiko tradition to create a thrilling, high-energy ride of heart-thumping rhythms and explosive beats. Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 24 & 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $48; Student $43; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org.

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18 Biltmore Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/25/2020   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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