Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Sponsored by: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Minimum age: 12
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research. We serve the more than 28,000 children in the United States who are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor.We are looking for in-office volunteers to work on ongoing projects from our . . .

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, Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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Will Morris and Wells Fargo, LLC present A Rent Party w/ live blues by The Chuck Beattie Band Enjoy southern eats, wine, and craft beer, while supporting Pisgah Legal's efforts to help thousands of low-income families in WNC keep decent, safe and affordable housing. Proceeds benefit Pisgah Legal Services. Ticket price includes entertainment, food, and beverage.   ***To buy your ticket directly from Pisgah Legal Services, contact Director of Annual and Major Giving Betsy Ellis at [email protected] or 828-210-3444.

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39 S Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) After spending seven years with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza relocated to Nashville Tennessee with not much more than her husband and her monster vocals. That coupled with her honest reflective songwriting she quickly garnered the attention of the city’s thriving music scene and she became a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program ? One of her performances on Music City Roots resulted in a phone call from the NBC television show, “The Voice”. Potenza took the challenge in stride and managed to land a four chair turn and out of 50,000 contestants, she made it to the top twenty!  Join us for a great evening of entertainment, food, and spirits.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Ashevilles only fully mixed open mic with 8 channels for you or your band. Bring your songs, words, and exceptional talent!

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45 South French Broad Ave. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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7pm doors. ALL AGES.

http://www.lizvice.com/

“I didn’t think I was going to live past 20 years old,” recounts Liz Vice. It’s a surprising revelation considering the vitality and energy she exudes onstage, but it brings context to the utter joy and gratefulness and humility and magic that imbues her soulful voice throughout ‘There’s A Light,’ her debut album. Vice is an unlikely breakout artist—she’ll be the first to tell you that she never intended to share her singing voice with anyone—but she’s overcome the odds with a survivor’s spirit, discovering that sometimes we have to travel dark roads and long nights before the sun can illuminate our true path.

Born the middle of 5 children and raised by a single mother, Vice grew up in Oregon with dreams of becoming a filmmaker. She faced an unthinkable plot twist at the age of 15, though, when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and her kidneys began to fail. By 19, she’d begun what would turn into three-and-a-half years of dialysis, during which time she faced down congestive heart failure, dangerous weight loss, and a series of hospital-borne infections that could have proved fatal to someone in her condition.

“Instead of praying that I would be healed, I was just so tired that I would pray for death every day,” she confesses. “But every day I woke up, I decided to live that day to the fullest.”

When well enough to work, she put herself through medical assisting school and was blessed with a much-needed kidney transplant. The new lease on life encouraged her to pursue her dream of filmmaking, long-since put on hold in the face of her struggle to survive.

“I decided I was going to make films and put people of color in them with no stereotypes attached,” Vice explains. “I wanted to make movies that encouraged people to go out and do something in their lives, that wouldn’t make them feel limited because they grew up in a certain neighborhood or family situation.”

While working in film, she began attending a new church in Portland and inexplicably found herself compelled to audition for the worship team, a small group of singers and musicians who led the young congregation in contemplative, folk-inspired songs. Overcoming her intense stage fright, she auditioned for Josh White, the pastor of the church and who wrote much of the material for the worship team, and their connection was immediate. Vice began singing in smaller, laid back services during the week, until one Sunday, Vice was called to sing solo in front of the full congregation of nearly 400 parishioners.

“I remember as I was singing, it felt like every pore in my body opened up, and I was just covered in sweat like I had water poured on top of my head,” she says. “I was so overwhelmed with the adrenaline of singing a song of that magnitude by myself in front of that many people. It felt like I just went to a new place and everyone disappeared, and then the song was over. There was so much emotion happening I had to sit down. My friend walked onstage in tears and she said, ‘What was that?’ I looked at her and started crying and said, ‘I don’t know.'”

It was a life-changing performance. White decided to give Vice songs he intended for his own solo project. After just one rehearsal, she and the band headed into Jackpot Studios to record all of the instrumentation live to tape. The buzz about the music they were creating was so strong that when they announced a local release show, it sold out almost instantly. Her riveting performance led to dates with Cody Chesnutt and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, as well as a slot at the prestigious Blues Fest, and now, an international release for the album on Ramseur Records.

‘There’s A Light’ opens with the funky R&B of “Abide,” Vice’s voice sounding like something straight out of the Stax vault over top of a slinky bass and drum groove. On “Empty Me Out,” the keyboards take over front and center as Vice’s voice grows in rich, expansive layers of harmony. It was hearing the recording of the slow-burning “Entrance” for the first time, though, that convinced her she was creating something special with White.

“When I first listened to the final mix, as soon as it gets to the first ‘ooohs,’ I couldn’t believe that voice was mine,” she remembers. “It was the first time I ever heard the things that people kept saying they heard when I sang. I started tearing up and had this moment of, ‘Can I cry to my own song?'” she laughs. “It felt like an out of body experience.”

The wailing vocals on “The Source” are the stuff that goosebumps are made of, while Vice found herself channeling Michael Jackson on “Everything Is Yours” and pushing deep into the kind of questions about faith and spirituality that one rarely has the courage to ask in church on “Enclosed By You.”

Though it’s not filmmaking like she originally dreamed of, Vice has found music to be a vehicle for the same type of positive social influence she hoped to have as a director. She imagines the up-tempo gospel of “Pure Religion” as the kind of song a mother might sing to her children to keep them on the right track, and “All Must Be Well” is a message of resilience and survival through hard times. It’s perhaps on the title track, though, that we hear the purest expression of love and hope, with Vice joyfully singing “There’s a light shining over me” throughout the two-minute, feel-good album closer.

There is indeed a light shining over Liz Vice. It saved her all those years ago just when she thought her life was ending, and it shone down upon a new calling, one in which she gets up onstage every night and shares that light with the world. Come what may, Liz Vice is gonna let it shine.

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7pm doors, 8pm show. ALL AGES. $12 ADV, $15 day of show.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Ashevilles only fully mixed open mic with 8 channels for you or your band. Bring your songs, words, and exceptional talent!

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45 S. French Broad Ave. , Suite 150 (sneaky side entrance) , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/05/2016 - 05/06/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

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Velvet & Lace returns for one last epic evening of fire, smoke, females and fun at Buxton Hall. The final ritual will feature Kristen Oxtoby of Burial Beer Co., and Kimber Lawson of New Mountain, DJ Night Nurse and Rose Hecht Photobooth, tacos and more from chef Elliott Moss and fantastic libations...even a tequila ice luge. The evening begins at 10 p.m. and lasts until the last person leaves. Velvet & Lace is a women-centric event that focuses on celebrating the talented females within Asheville’s bar scene.

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32 Banks Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/05/2016 - 05/06/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM

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Thursdays *Weekly Event* Event: DJ Dance Party with Drag Show Time: 10pm-3am Cover: FREE except for special events or holidays (ages 18+ event) Info: Enjoy great drink specials, dancing, free pool, outside fire pit, and so much more!!! On Thursdays and Sundays the scandalous fun is held in the BOILER ROOM (except for holidays and special events), which is located on the lower floor of the GROVE HOUSE. Drag Show: Every Thursday we present a "themed" show @ 12:30am. The showtime is typically 30-40 minutes.

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11 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/06/2016 - 05/08/2016   Event Time: All Day

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One Holiday Inn Dr. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Managers, supervisors and team leaders encounter conflict every day.  Unresolved employee conflict is costly and distracting.   When supervisors feel confident managing conflict, teamwork is more efficient, employee retention is higher, cooperation increases, and  everyone can focus on the work at hand.  Participants will leave this workshop with:  An understanding of how personal views and beliefs about conflict might help or hinder their work as a manager  Tools to use now to  resolve disputes  More confidence to act when they encounter conflict  Strategies to remain calm when others are angry  Practice helping others resolve their own problems to avoid tension and resentment $149 per person Please e-mail Amanda Watkins at [email protected] for a special rate for staff of local nonprofits and organizations sending three or more staff  Amanda Wakins, LPCA, has more than 15 years of experience in human services, included 10 years as a mediator for family, community, and organizational conflicts.   Amanda is the Program Manager and Lead Trainer for The Mediation Center.

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40 N. French Broad Ave., Suite B , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 /$12 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) “She takes you from subtle ballads to knock-you-to-your-knees blues.” – KUNC Radio

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Drunk in a Dumpster // No Anger Control record release show!!!

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1045 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Artifakts
Hustling to make his mark in Denver, Colorado's electronic music melting pot,Late Night Radio is earning the respect of fans and peers alike through prolificproduction, innovative experimentation, and a dogged dedication to the craft.Alex Medellin has put in his time in the industry, coming up in Texas andCalifornia, but his ascension in the Colorado scene speaks to his ability to notonly create a stunning array of original tracks, but bring them to life on stage,practicing what he preachesguided by the mantra "emotion over energy."Medellin's background in hip-hop is crucial to his development as a producer.Unlike some of his contemporaries who came up in the dance music scene,Late Night Radio keeps his cuts funky and inventive with an unshakablecommitment to soulful grooves. Even when LNR breaks into high-energy,cabinet-rattling climaxes, the emotional depth remains. His wildly popularVinyl Restoration series of old-school mixes has rooted his sound in deep,expressive sampling that keeps him firmly grounded in the lessons of the past,while reaching forward to craft his own signature sound.

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38 N. French Broad , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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8pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room only.

http://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com/

Like many of the world’s greatest artists, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are one of the most difficult bands to pin down. The Australian-based septet constantly zig when you think they’re about to zag.

Starting out in 2010 as a solid garage rock group, they’ve followed their collective muse wherever it chose to lead them, whether that be the bluesy alien psychedelia of their 2014 album Oddments or the expansive, almost jazzy, Dead-like head trips of Quarters! Or as frontman Stu Mackenzie puts it, “I always wanted to be a band where you would expect the unexpected each time, with each album being treated like a different phase.”

For their latest opus, they initially thought it was going to be filled with the darker, heavier material that the band has been playing live of late. But Mackenzie soon decided that it was time to put aside the longer, more conceptual pieces and go in a completely new direction. Hence, the band’s seventh album Paper Mâché Dream Balloon was recorded using nothing but acoustic instruments. The result is a lovely, lilting pop masterpiece that still evokes the same intoxicating exuberance as KGATLW’s most recent work, but with a more pastoral, communal feel to it.

That spirit came alive in the writing and recording process. Unlike the last two albums, there is no overarching theme tying it all together. So, rather than cooking the whole thing up as a group in the studio or rehearsal space, the various members of KGATLW wrote separately, bringing their songs to the group as they finished them. “There was a lot of collaboration,” says Mackenzie, “but in smaller combinations.”

That could have made for a schizophrenic batch of tunes, but the band are so deeply connected at this point that they each reached the same sonic conclusions, combining the rambling pulse of T. Rex (“The Bitter Boogie”), the free-spirited bliss of The Free Design (“Dirt”), and the countryside wanderings of late ‘60s Kinks (“Bone”, “Most of What I Like”).

While embracing the limitations of their choice of only acoustic sounds, KGATLW were able to get a little experimental as well. To fill out the sound, they borrowed a batch of instruments that they had never played before—clarinet, double bass, and cello, among them—and eked sounds and melodies out of them. That only helps to add to joyous jumble that is Paper Mâché Dream Balloon.

Too, the band eschewed traditional recording methods for most of this new LP. The bare bones of many of the songs were laid down by Mackenzie in a shipping container that sat on his parents’ farm on the Victorian coast of Australia. From there, the band stitched the rest of it together with overdubs and new recordings in their bedrooms and home studios, outside of the closing instrumental “Paper Mâché,” which was captured with the help of Unknown Mortal Orchestra bassist Jake Portrait while they were in New York.

As ever, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard aren’t going to rest in this acoustic wonderland for long. The band is already gearing up for another long stretch of touring, where they will be adapting some of these tunes for their electrified lineup as well as returning to the heavier material they were already working on.

“I think everyone knows what this band is about,” Mackenzie says. “I have always been afraid of being pigeonholed. The band personality is to try and do something that you wouldn’t expect.”

Mission accomplished.

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8pm doors, 9pm show. ALL AGES. Standing room only. $12 ADV, $15 day of show.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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$12 Advance // $15 Day of Show 9PM Show General Admission Standing Show :: Some Balcony Seating The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Friday May 6th

LITTLE LESLEY & THE BLOODSHOTS  w/  THE GO DEVILS (FEATURING MEMBERS OF SOUTHBOUND TURNAROUND

9 p.m.$5

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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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Friday, May 6th @ 7:00pm & 9:30pm $20 advance / $22.50 at the door Jon Reep Does this face look familiar? Maybe you remember Jon as the fifth season winner on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" or have seen him on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" or the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". If it’s not from his standup performances, then you probably recognize Jon from his appearances on HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” and ABC’s hit show “Blackish.” He has also appeared on Dodge's popular ad campaign, “Hemi Guy", where Jon is known to millions as the redheaded hillbilly famous for leaning out of his rusty beater and uttering, "That thing gotta Hemi?" You also know Jon as the redneck farmer from “Harold and Kumar: Escape Guantanamo Bay” and television host of “Are you Faster than a Redneck” on the Speed Channel. Now based in Los Angeles, Jon is one of the hardest working comics in America, performing on television, in films, and selling out clubs and theaters across the country. His show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters, super clever writing and of course the one talent that separates Jon from all other comedians in the world: He's the best redneck dancer since Elvis. www.jonreep.com/ “He points out the insanities of people in a small town, whether it’s insisting on your right to stand naked on your front lawn or the love the people have for their cars.” -Kevin Carr 7M Pictures VIDEOS: Acting Reel: https://youtu.be/F2rKACea75g Last Comic Standing: https://youtu.be/MINJa81hiqo Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1813499/ Buying tickets in advance is highly-recommended. Free parking is available across the street from The Millroom at 66 Asheland Avenue after 6pm. Food and beer will be available. http://www.AshevilleMillroom.com

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66 Asheland Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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AVL (Landing Pad)Like a mad scientist skillfully blasting recombined DNA through speaker coils, Bowie brings together a vast landscape of sound, artistic style and cultural expression. Impetus being the overwhelming desire to at least celebrate life, if not tear the roof off.

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38 N. French Broad , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/06/2016 - 05/07/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM

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Fridays *Weekly Event* Event: DJ Dance Party with Drag Show Time: 10pm-3am Cover: $8 or only $5 for club members (ages 18+ event) Info: Playing the best dance music from Top 40 to House Drag Show: Every Friday @ 1am our award winning housecast presents a spectacular show on our main stage. The showtime is typically 30-40 minutes.

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11 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: All Day

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The Mad Divas Junior Derby team will compete with the Columbia Quad Squad in a bout in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. This bout will be the first of three bouts to take place on May 7th.

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87 Haywood St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: All Day

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The Blue Ridge French Broads will skate against Counterstrike Greensboro Roller Derby at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. All of the beer that is sold at the bout will cost two dollars for guests who are 21+.

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87 Haywood St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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This one-day class is Lamaze-based. That means that the information you learn in this class is evidence-based and backed up by extensive research.  Topics covered include: Labor Delivery Comfort Measures Hospital Procedure and Options Immediate Postpartum Period Diapering Swaddling Breastfeeding

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24 Medical Park Drive , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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All proceeds to benefit Hope Chest For Women! visit www.hopechestforwomen.org

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Join the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) for an evening of New Belgium beer, farm fresh food prepared by Local Provisions executive chef Justin Burdett, and the company of fellow young and aspiring farmers from the WNC region.  This event is FREE and open to the public. RVSP to secure your spot at the party. New Belgium Brewing beer and Local Provisions food is available via donation to the National Young Farmers Coalition during the event. We look forward to meeting you!

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21 Craven Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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63 Brook Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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8th Annual Wild South Green Gala: This event will showcase Wild South's legacy of 25 years and honor winners and top nominees of the Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards are given for outstanding contributions to environmental conservation in 2015. Wild South works throughout the region, inspiring people to enjoy, value and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the South. Dinner, music, the award ceremony, and one drink ticket will be provided in the cost of the $35 ticket. There will also be a silent auction and raffle to benefit Wild South, with generous donations from our sponsors.

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66 Asheland Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Rims&Keys present: R&K&Friends!!!  Featuring: Dave Mcsweeney (Greenhouse Lounge) BASS Andrew Boyd- Guitar & more Tba Rims&Keys: The innovators of Gangsta-Jazz, This duo is bridging the gap between the hot beats of the dirty south and the smooth sensual movements of John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Rims & Keys features Jay Rims and Jordan Adams, two brothers who decided to join together to combine the many genres that has inspired them over the years from Big Band to Hip hop to rock and roll and everything in between into one electrifying sound adding elements of both live band and production this duo is sure to please even the pickiest of music lovers.  Gangsta-Jazz is simply the bridge that connects Smooth sensual Jazz movements to the swing of Hip-hop, the intensity of Drum and Bass and the simplicity of House. It is a new form of jazz that allows complete and total expression of ones soul. Gangsta-Jazz is a statement, you don't have to be a band/producer and stick to a certain genre/brand. You can dive into uncharted waters and play it all... No limitations.  You might be thinking to yourself, this sounds like just another jamband duo, but there is nothing ordinary about this duo at all. Rims & Keys effortlessly flows with the crowd like they are reading the minds of their audience. Imagine listening to a full band or live Dj playing electronic music and all of sudden you think to yourself, "I wanna hear some Hip hop" well before you can even finish your thought process Rims & Keys has already flipped the script and your listening to the freshest hip hop and You can't help yourself.. You just have to dance.

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Join us for a very special evening of eclectic music ranging from female-driven indie folk to cutting-edge & melody-packed, lush electronica.Asheville's own Danny Peck (aka. dep), has been producing his thoughtful brand of "film score meets electronica" for the better part of two decades. Using an array of electronic gadgets, loop pedals, keyboards, and vocals, he weaves a tapestry of soundscapes, catchy melodies and beats that range from cool and calm to frenetic high energy. Danny is also calling this particular event his album release party, and will be premiering his new music for the first time live.brief Awakening weaves their own unique style of music using mandolin, guitar, ethereal vocals, synth, heart drums and harmonious overtones swirl, bubble, and trail wherever else brief Awakening wanders. Kat Arrants magically dances with strange synth noises spacially mixed with rhythmic piano. The tiny beast that is Kara Petrucci stomps on the kick drum at the same time as flying around on her red dragon mandolin.Last but not least, spearheaded by David John Lanier (on tour from Alabama), Munook is a project that explores studio experimentation, live remixes, onstage production, and fusing electronic/digital music with live instrumentation. His first album, "In & of It" is available for streaming, downloading, or purchasing via munook.com.This $5 event is one not to miss on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at SOL Bar at New Mountain AVL. Doors open at 8pm.

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38 N. French Broad , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Spring is here, what do we do in the spring. We frolic. Come celebrate with us at Asheville's bi monthly kink friendly event. As we celebrate Spring, Fairies, Fae and all things Fairy. Our event this year is a tribute to Labyrinth. Come have a cup of tea with me and the misses.

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11 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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2015 (The Year of The Ram) has been a year of major change for Matthew Logan Vasquez. He moved with his wife, Marthe, from Brooklyn to Austin, he saw the birth of his first child Thor, and after a decade since founding his critically acclaimed band, Delta Spirit, he's finally decided to go it alone FOR THE FIRST TIME, with his solo debut, The Austin EP, to be released November, 2015 , and a full length LP, Solicitor Returns, to shortly follow in early 2016. This sea- change is reflected on the EP's stunning psych-folk-rock opener, a ballsy 18-minute track (yes EIGHTEEN minutes) that conjures desert visions of Crazy Horse guitar solos, David Crosby's mustache, and all the good things about a journey through the past on mescaline. Matt actually grew up in Austin (and Dana Point, CA too) and the song is a slice of his life--an autobiography that isn't even close to being finished-- an epic American saga that reflects his skill as a remarkable modern songwriter still on the rise. If Richard Linklater could write a song, this would be it. "Matt's voice and words have that Nashville outcast vibe to it," says Jay Sweet, producer of the Newport Folk Festival and a longtime champion of Matt's music. "He's not California, he's not Texas, he's not Brooklyneven though he's lived in all of those places. He's a transplant and a vagabond, which is why he embodies folk and rock music. For a singer- songwriter, he is truly refreshing." Matt went solo for simple reasons-- to return to the style of rock he loves. And when he went solo he REALLY went solo. He plays every instrument on the record, except for two drum tracks and one guitar track. Delta Spirit undoubtedly will be back but he wanted to make a collection of music without the influence of his beloved brethren (it's only natural for a frontman to feel the need to let loose from time to time). You will hear his new material and you will hear Iggy Pop. Neil Young. Kurt Cobain. Gram Parsons. But ultimately, you're hearing Matthew Logan Vasquez. A man young at heart, who loves the shit out of rock music... loves it so much that it's been his life's goal to make the masses reconnect with her spirit. But he's become a father, and he's been through some shit. His dad was a bomb builder. Fact. At the end of the day, Matt's objective as a singer, a poet, a preacher, a believer in this beautiful bullshit we call "RocknRoll," is to find some harmony through life's confusion and to make you feel good about yourself. He'll be spreading his message via his wonderful songs starting in the fall of 2015. You better go put your dimes in his collection basket. Are there better things you can be doin with those dimes? Written by Jesse Lauter

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/07/2016 - 05/08/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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Saturdays *Weekly Event* Event: DJ Dance Party with Drag Show Time: 10pm-3am Cover: $10 or only $7 for club members (ages 18+ event) Info: Playing the best dance music from Top 40 to House Drag Show: Every Saturday @ 12:30am our award winning housecast presents a spectacular show on our main stage. The showtime is typically 30-40 minutes.

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11 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/08/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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7pm doors. ALL AGES. Seated show.

http://joshuadavismusic.com/

Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. He writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul. Performing Songwriter Magazine called the result, “Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around.

For over 15 years Joshua has made his living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge across the US and Canada at festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses and dives – as a solo act, front man for roots ensemble “Steppin’ In It”, classic swing band “Shout Sister Shout”, songwriter showcase band “The Starlight Six” and frequently as a workshop facilitator, presenter or instructor.

His music is steeped in ragtime blues, sweet jazz and real country but Davis’s broad schooling in the cultural, political and musical roots of American tradition has resulted in more than a simple retelling of universal themes. Dubbed, “the Michigan version of the Great American Songscape” (Chris Reitz, Elderly Instruments), his catalog is a seamless snapshot of American past and present. Joshua has shared stages with a diverse list of luminaries, such as Tim O’Brien, Greg Brown, The Indigo Girls, Leftover Salmon, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Corey Harris, John Gorka, Jeff Daniels, Ellis Paul, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy LaFave, Ray Bonneville, Arlo Guthrie, Abigail Washburn, Larry McCray, Sunny Wilkinson, Catie Curtis, Bill Kirchen, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, Bernie Leadon, Wayne Hancock, The Verve Pipe, John Hammond, Pete Seeger and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

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7pm doors, 8pm show. ALL AGES. $15 ADV, $20 day of show. Seated show.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/08/2016 - 05/09/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM

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Sundays *Weekly Event* Event: DJ Dance Party with Drag Show Time: 10pm-3am Cover: FREE except for special events or holidays (ages 18+ event) Info: Enjoy great drink specials, dancing, free pool, outside fire pit, and so much more!!! On Thursdays and Sundays the scandalous fun is held in the BOILER ROOM (except for holidays and special events), which is located on the lower floor of the GROVE HOUSE. Drag Show: Every Sunday we present a "themed" show @ 12:30am. The showtime is typically 30-40 minutes.

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11 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/09/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Chants of the Russian Orthodox Church and folk songs from Russia by a premier vocal ensemble from St Petersburg.

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10 N. Liberty St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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This is the perfect workshop for anyone who wants to develop a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop explores the four core areas affected by ASD: communication, social interaction, sensory issues, and how an individual may think and learn. Basic strategies for interacting with individuals with ASD are discussed.   Workshop objectives: To build a better understanding of what ASD is To explore some of the possible reasons an individual with ASD may react differently To develop a broader understanding of why and how information may need to be presented in a more structured way To review some basic strategies that can be implemented that day     For more information, contact Juliette Heim at [email protected]

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306 Summit St. , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Enjoy food, drinks and celebrate with us! When: Tuesday ~ May 10, 2016 Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm Where: 862 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806 828.348.1907 RSVP on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1537186296586132/

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862 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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EVENT: Swing Lessons & Dance by Swing Asheville TIME: 6:30pm-11pm COVER: $12 each lesson ($2 discount for Swing Asheville members) / $5 dance only / $3 up charge if taking lessons and staying for the dance / This is an all age event INFO: This is a weekly lesson and dance night for Swing Asheville / A new 4-week series of lessons begin on the first Tuesday of each month / No partner needed / For more information visit www.swingasheville.com

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11 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Come be entertained by Asheville’s infamous Kipper Schauer as he hosts Asheville’s most popular Trivia Night! Its Free, the drinks are strong, and the food is tasty!

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747 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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FREE 5PM Door :: 7:30 Host Band :: Rob Parks and Friends 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It's always a great evening of music and community.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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7pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room only.

ANDY BUCKNER
http://www.andybucknermusic.com/

If an artist is described as playing Southern music it’s fair to ask what kind. Southern Rock? Outlaw Country? Rock and Roll, Blues, Bluegrass? In the case of Andy Buckner, the answer is “all of the above” in one talented musical package.

Buckner absorbed his influences honestly. Born and raised in the mountains of Marshall, North Carolina, he’s from a long line of musicians, and started singing in church at age 4. He knew he wanted to be a performing musician after seeing David Holt play with Buckner’s first cousin Josh Goforth, and became obsessed with trying out every instrument he could find. By the age of 16 he was a multi-instrumentalist playing bass, banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and more. During this time he discovered his calling as a songwriter, while maintaining a busy schedule competing at festivals, touring and performing with many established artists and bands.

Andy got his first wave a big publicity when he and the band Cumberland River landed 13 songs on the hit show series featured on FX called “Justified”. It was then Andy’s career seem to take a huge leap to success and he wasn’t even out of high school yet!

After graduating from high school he attended East Tennessee State University while establishing an identity as a solo artist. While there, he became one of the first freshman since Kenny Chesney to earn a spot in the prestigious ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band. Andy has already shared the staged with Folk, Bluegrass, Country, and Southern Rock greats like: Doc Watson, the Avett Brothers, David Holt, the Kruger Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Mark O’Connor, Rhonda Vincent, Bobby Hicks, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, the Zac Brown Band, Paul Thorn, Robert Earl Keen, Confederate Railroad, Dwight Yoakam, Shooter Jennings, Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Blackberry Smoke to name a few!

Today, at the young age of 22, Andy Buckner has embraced his roots by fully embracing the genre. His style mainly consists of Southern Rock, Outlaw Country, Rock and Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass. “Just good Southern Music” Andy states. “I want my music to be heard all over the world. Mainly I want people to listen to the words that I write, and be able to relate their lives and the things that they go through with my songs. If I could be known for anything it would be that my music inspired, touched, and healed the hearts, and minds of many lives all across the world.”

THEM DIRTY ROSES
http://www.themdirtyroses.com/

With roots stemming deep within the countryside of Alabama, Them Dirty Roses is a band that looks to immerse themselves into a plethora of varying genre. Them Dirty Roses takes pride in the innate ability they have to pack any venue. With the Coosa River as the backyard for all four of the members’ childhood, there is no question that country music has played a huge role in the creation of this band; however, being raised on classic rock and roll has been the biggest influence in the unique sound of Them Dirty Roses. Such an innovative sound can most precisely be described as “southern roots rock and roll.”

This band’s distinctive sound echoes through the vocal style of the lead singer, James Ford. Ford is a multi-instrumentalist, having experience in playing both drums and guitar. Feeding off the energy of the crowd, Ford’s performances are known to breed a fire across the audience. Lead guitarist, Andrew Davis, “wows” the crowds every night with his unbelievable guitar solos. He draws influence from the dirty rock n’ roll style of his idols. His guitar style leaves the crowd yearning for more at the end of each song.

The band’s bass player, Ben Crain, always adds a spark of energy to the stage with his charismatic personality. His distinctive look and stylistically unique bass rhythms add to the band’s Southern Rock sound. Increasing the dynamics of the group, Frank Ford, never ceases to amaze the audience with his drum solos. Ford has been playing for twelve years, and he describes himself as having a 70’s type style.

The brotherhood shared not only between James and Frank Ford, but also the rest of the members, adds to the cohesiveness of the band. This bond can obviously be seen on the stage as all four of the guys perform together. All of these performers will never tire and always give one hundred percent throughout the entire night. The band has already become a favorite in the Gadsden/Jacksonville area and is currently touring and looking to book more shows.

7pm doors, 8pm show. ALL AGES. Standing room only. $7 ADV, $10 day of show.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Tuesday May 10th

CARPAL TULLAR (TUESDAY RESIDENCY MAY 3, 10, 17 & 24)

9 p.m.Free (Donations Encouraged)

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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Tashi Dorji
Combining boundless creative imagination with a deep reverence for American folk, blues and country music, Marisa Anderson's guitar playing is fluid, emotional, dexterous and original. Signal to Noise magazine calls Anderson's guitar work "Utterly fabulous", TIme Out London refers to her playing as "Stunninghaunting and evocative", Pitchfork calls her latest record, 'Mercury', "Brilliant" and Wire Magazine says, "Her sound has strength in restless varietyAnderson's playing is heartfelt and utterly American, free from grandstanding and steeped in respect for the old tradition."

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Turntable Tuesday w. Nex Millen and straight from NJ DJ Apollo

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/11/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Join us for a screening of the 1958 classic, Thunder Road, filmed in and around Asheville. Special guest speaker Michael Gouge, lecturer of mass communication at UNC-Asheville, Mr. Gouge previously taught a first-year colloquium called Film, the Automobile and American Culture in which Thunder Road was required viewing. Robert Mitchum stars as a Korean war hero who returns to his hometown in Tennessee and takes over his family's bootleg moonshine business where he has to battle both the mob and federal agents. Not only did Mitchum star in the film, he wrote the story and the film's theme song; Robert's son Jim plays his younger brother in the film. Thunder Road is widely considered the best movie about moonshine bootleggers, and its climatic car chase is one of the finest ever captured on film.

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36 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/12/2016 - 05/15/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Leaf Festival is happening on 12 May 2016 at Black Mountain College Asheville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Consumer Fairs & Carnivals industry.

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56 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/12/2016   Event Time: 8:50 AM

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Fast, Insightful, Game-changing This is a fast-paced, full-on, high impact event about taking immediate action to significantly and dramatically build your business. And that’s the real magic of the Power of Small — the ideas are all seemingly tiny, they cost nothing to implement (because they’re so small) yet the impact they have is profound. And best of all, you can put them into action  immediately. Connection The ideas work so well because they’re directed at one central core of your business — connection. It’s like a whole new world opening up as Paul takes  you on a deep dive into what he calls ‘Moments of CONNECTION’, moments that radically REdefine how you do business.   Leverage You'll learn how to leverage the new impact you’re creating in a truly fascinating way. You'll see how it makes a much bigger difference to your business than you most likely have ever imagined.   The Insights – just some of what you get from this event You'll discover a host of ideas that build your business in unique ways. You'll learn: How to present your products and services in a totally new light – a light that builds trust and enhances connections Why the design of your smallest business processes are at the heart of designing your business for good How to get REAL clarity about your business and then use that clarity to build more confidence, more certainty and more connection   How building in 'good' actually makes you great    How you build 'Moments of Connection' into every business process in the most surprising (and very small) ways   How to make sure you CONNECT in an entirely different and deeper way with existing and potential customers   How simple changes in articulation dramatically change connection leading to lifting your revenue and profits   Why generosity makes so much difference and how to embed it right into the DNA of your business   How to design a 'business for good' to give you a huge and powerful new sense of purpose in your business and the difference it makes   How to leverage what you’re doing to make an even more profound difference …… just by doing what you normally do.      Velocity "We are," said a senior Google executive recently, "in the age of the acceleration of everything". And he's so right. And it's getting faster by the milli-second. Paul really helps you grab hold of the significance of that and put it into action in your business so that people 'get' what you're about so much quicker than now. And it makes a huge difference as you'll see.   Deeply Connecting Going through this step with Paul is a real game-changer for you. Discovering your REAL why gets you focused in a new and inspiring way. Without it, there's no certainty, no focus, no 'core' and no clarity. With it, business is totally different. New opportunities come to you much more frequently. Your influence spreads and your business grows. This one step (and the resources Paul brings to it) changes everything for you. It propels your business forward in new, exciting and inspiring ways.   Meaning and Purpose One of Paul's fellow TEDx speakers, Brené Brown makes this point: 'Connection is why we're here. It's what brings meaning and purpose to our lives. And in the final piece of this event, Paul shows you how to maximise that reality in your business. He's co-created a new program (it’s called B1G1: Business for Good) where businesses are changing lives as only businesses can. Already it's created over 62 Million impacts around the world. He'll share that process with you so you can see not just the huge impact it has but also how it makes real, tangible differences to the way you do business.   A unique event that gets you to the real core Paul absolutely lights up businesses and lives right around the world. He'll light up yours too as you get, really ‘get’, the impact of the stunning insights he shares with you in depth in this fast-paced, inspired and inspiring event. No one does it like him; this is a real-world and value-packed event for you — one that's literally guaranteed to 'connect' you and connect to you in a way that will live with you. Forever.   Honoured Paul's received numerous honours for his work. He is the recipient of a Global Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Accounting Profession – even though he's very definitely NOT an Accountant! He's a Senior Fellow of one of the world's leading business think-tanks and he is now a Fellow of Singapore's Social Innovation Forum – an honour he shares with film-star Jet Li and Walmart Chairman, Rob Walton.  His work as Chairman of the revolutionary B1G1 has been featured in leading-edge publications such as Trendwatching, Springwise, Fast Company, Forbes and online through the key technology newsletter, 'Mashable' as well as Voice of America.   Feedback that speaks volume Daniel Priestley, now operating a highly successful global small business expresses it like this: “I can’t think of anyone who has so profoundly impacted us. It’s been (and continues to be) HUGE. And Paul does it unlike anyone else I know.” Former Accenture Consultant and now 'serial' entrepreneur and author Peter Cook puts it this way: “I have been fortunate to have the benefit of Paul's experience, wisdom, insight and generosity. I have taken my primary business from taking 60 hours a week and running at a loss to earning a healthy profit and only needing a couple of days a week (and for two months, those two days a week were done remotely from Bali!), launched three other businesses, and am feeling much happier, healthy and more relaxed. If you want to succeed in business and you get a chance to work with Paul in any capacity, grab the opportunity with both hands!” Steve Pipe, former UK Entrepreneur of the Year puts it like this: “I have been booking big name professional business speakers for the last 10 years. And having spent more than £250,000 in the process I can confidently say that Paul Dunn is the best speaker I have ever seen. And it is not just his presentation style that is stunning, his content is too. I have seen his ideas and presentations transform the results of hundreds of UK businesses, including my own. So if you want better results, you simply must go to this event!   Best of all – This REALLY works It works big time. It makes a difference. It brings significant results — results even beyond the event itself. And you'll find out more about that aspect when you meet Paul. This is a unique session with a Master, and absolutely perfectly timed too.   Belief to Action Best-selling 'Start with Why' and 'Leaders Eat last' author Simon Sinek puts it this way: "The goal is not to do business with everyone who wants or needs what you have, it’s to deal with people who believe what you believe." He’s right. So if you believe what we believe, come. If you've been inspired by what you've read so far, join us. If you believe in the possibilities created by the HUGE Power of Small and designing your business for good, come. Grab it all and celebrate the difference you'll be making. Just scroll to the top and select the ticket(s) of your choice. You really will love it.

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43 Town Square Blvd. , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/12/2016   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Help us celebrate the return of sunny days, warmer weather, and green landscapes with a wine dinner featuring delicious ingredients from local farms and artisanal wines from small family owned and operated producers. Chef Justin Burdett and his team will create a 4-course menu that captures the fresh flavors of spring while local wine lovers and industry veterans Josh Spurling (Table Wine) and Richard McKinney (Tryon Distributing) will pair wines from the Kermit Lynch portfolio. This promises to be the best wine and dine experience of the season and seating is limited. With the dinner taking place right in the middle of the spring harvest, we will announce the full menu a couple of weeks before we sit down to eat and drink. This will allow Chef Justin the opportunity to source the best and freshest of ingredients. If you have any food allergies or special requests, please call us at 828.424.7815 before the date and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. All of the wines at the dinner will be available for purchase through Table Wine at deeply discounted prices and Josh and Richard will be on hand to talk about the wines and how they work with the dishes. The cost for the event is $85/person and that price includes tax and tip.

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77 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/12/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) he SHEL sister’s sound is filled with infectious rhythms and hypnotic vocals that meld together their classical training and diverse influences – the result is mesmerizing.  Raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, SHEL has spent the last couple years touring to support their critically acclaimed debut release.  Whether playing folk festivals or with orchestras, SHEL captivates audiences with their distinctive arrangements and energized show.  SHEL is an acronym for their names; Sarah on violin, Hannah on keyboard, Eva on mandolin, Liza on drums, djembe and beatboxing. SHEL’s songs have been featured in numerous television shows, films, and commercials.  Join us for a great evening of entertainment, food, and spirits.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/12/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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It may be hard to imagine being attacked but it happens in Asheville everyday. These attacks occur without warning and when individuals least expect it. It is extremely important for everyone to be prepared for times like these and that is why we take the subject of self defence very seriously. By learning the basics of self defense you help prepare yourself for dangerous and unforeseen circumstances. During this workshop you will learn: * Situational awareness * Vital parts of the body that are vulnerable and easy to attack * Basic strikes and kicks * Defenses for the most common attacks on women * Plus a whole lot more. Date: Thursdayy, May 12th 2016 Time: 11:00AM - 12:00 Noon and/or 7PM-8PM Location: Croley's Premier Martial Arts  231 S Liberty St. Asheville, NC 28801 Please send us a private message with you details to reserve your place. (or have an eventbrite set up for registeration) Please feel free to share with your friends and family who you think would benefit from this workshop.

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231 S Liberty St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/12/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Ashevilles only fully mixed open mic with 8 channels for you or your band. Bring your songs, words, and exceptional talent!

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45 S. French Broad Ave. , Suite 150 (sneaky side entrance) , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/12/2016   Event Time: 8:30 PM

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$18 Advance / $20 Door Doors 5PM :: Show 8:30PM General Admission :: Seated Show with a limited number of tables available with dinner reservations. Please call 828-575-2737 for reservations. There will be some theater style seating as well as balcony seating and standing available on a first come first serve basis. Two of the funniest entertainers on today’s music scene. – The Boston Globe

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/12/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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8pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room only.

http://thedeslondes.com/

The Deslondes are a New Orleans-based band, whose raw, stripped-down sound springs to mind a country-meets-Southern-R&B hybrid rooted partly in the Texas singer/songwriter tradition, partly on the weathered floor of a Louisiana dance hall.

The group, comprised of Sam Doores (vocals/guitar), Riley Downing (vocals/guitar), Dan Cutler (vocals/stand-up bass), Cameron Snyder (vocals/percussion) and John James Tourville (pedal steel/fiddle), is a true democratic collective.

“Even before we started this group,” says Doores, “when I was just playing with Cameron, we always had the idea that it would be fun to be in a band where there were multiple singers and multiple songwriters, and where everybody had a voice and can play multiple instruments — a true collaboration that’s greater than the sum of its parts and is still cohesive.”

The Deslondes is the band’s self-titled debut on venerable New West Records. This freshman effort has already picked up pre-release praise from the likes of NPR’s resident critic Ann Powers, who spotlighted their first single, “Fought the Blues and Won,” and called the fivesome “deft assemblers of a sound that traverses decades and style with humble grace.”

“A creative balance between five different people is naturally a precarious one,” says Cutler. “There’s a lot of push and pull going on at all times. The Deslondes are more democratic than any band I’ve ever been in, and most bands I’ve witnessed out in the world. There are many benefits though and from an audience perspective there is plenty of variety and a lot of things to pay attention to. It also adds a bit of healthy competition to the mix, which is a good motivator for the band.”

“One of the major pluses of being a collective,” Snyder notes, “is that we always have a lot of material to work with. And with five songwriters and four singers, we are able to reflect a lot of influences in our sound.” Adds Downing, “I feel like we’re all open to anything, if it feels right, whether it’s a slow, sad country song or a fast barnburner of a rock ’n’ roll song.”

“We all have different strengths,” continues Downing. “I didn’t even know how to harmonize when I joined this band, but Dan taught me how by playing me a whole bunch of Swan Silvertones, and old a cappella gospel stuff, pulling out the different parts, till it all kind of started making sense. Cameron and Dan are definitely the top harmonizers of the band. I’m lucky that I get to sing somewhat naturally, almost talk-singing, and those guys come up right underneath you and make it sound more powerful and really help your voice sit right.”

Referencing the piano-fueled style of album opener “Fought the Blues and Won,” which recalls Jerry Lee’s bluesy Nashville period of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Downing says, “That’s definitely Sam.”

As you might expect with a group made up of multiple front-people, The Deslondes’ history is a delightfully tortured one to recount. Doores met Snyder while attending college in the state of Washington, and all northwestern bets were off once Sam read Woody Guthrie’s autobiography, Bound for Glory, and became so subsumed with it that he quit school to head to New Orleans with Snyder and another friend. Along the way they formed a band, The Broken Wing Routine, and attended the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Oklahoma, where they met Missouri native Downing. In New Orleans, Doores met Cutler and formed The Tumbleweeds, while Snyder and Tourville met on tour with The Longtime Goners.

Listeners won’t mistake the creativity of The Deslondes — named after the street in the Holy Cross neighborhood in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward where the band formed — for any other major city’s creative hub. “Behind my house on Deslonde Street, there’s the old Holy Cross High School, which has been abandoned since the flood,” Doores explains. “There’s a lot of open space, and since it’s the last house on the levee right on the Mississippi River, it’s kind of like being in the country. We’ve got chickens in the backyard and a whole lot of space, it’s peaceful here.”

Except, of course, when the band is in the house and making the kind of racket they do on a song like “Less Honkin’, More Tonkin’,” which Downing came up with based on his love for George Jones’ seminal, fast-driving Starday Records period. Which raises the question: What is this strong a strain of country doing in New Orleans? Even with NOLA being its own nation — especially musically — country twang still seems a little out of place there. It won’t if The Deslondes and their pedal steel-playing friends have their way, though.

“I think we all learned a lot in this city,” says Tourville. “That’s probably the strongest thing that comes through, us all honing our skills here.”

“When I first moved here, I didn’t see or hear about a lot of country bands,” adds Cutler. “Now they seem to be everywhere! There’s always been country music in New Orleans though. Jimmie Rodgers had a little old home down here, as did probably a thousand other yodeling hobos over the years. And of course Willie and Waylon and Merle and Hank all spent time here and sang about New Orleans. There’s also a lot of homegrown country over the years, in town as well as in St. Bernard and the West Bank and of course Baton Rouge and western Louisiana. Even a lot of old jazz songs were borrowed from old country songs. Anyone who tells you New Orleans is not a country music town is dead wrong.”

“We’re definitely influenced by the old ‘50s and ‘60s R&B of New Orleans quite a bit, from Huey ‘Piano’ Smith to Fats Domino,” says Doores. “But the city also has a huge history of country music being around, even though, when I first came to town, there wasn’t a huge country scene going on.” The Deslondes and some of their friends and affiliated acts have been a part of that shift back. For a city that already had a healthy jug-band scene, why not add a thriving country scene, too, right?

Whatever you call their music, one thing is for certain: It has the transformative power to turn clubs into dance halls and bars into honky-tonks. “Whenever we play a show in New Orleans, the whole floor is filled with people dancing … whereas in other towns, people nod their heads and smile,” Doores laughs. “Dancing is the focal point of the whole trad-jazz scene here and the Cajun music scene and the country music scene. The dancing culture in New Orleans definitely influences us.”

While most music buffs will come to the album without any preconceptions, there may be a sense of anticipation among fans of Hurray for the Riff Raff. Doores and Cutler were part of that estimable group for years, pulling double-duty as The Deslondes evolved into what they are today. “We were sister bands and traveled on the road together for a long time,” says Doores. “There was a period of time where it worked out wonderfully, and Dan and I were able to play two sets a night. But there came a point where the bands were fighting over our time and we had to decide to just be in one. It felt right to focus on the one that we started and that reflected our creative vision the most. It was sad, because I enjoy the role of being a backup musician, too, and loved playing with them but Riff Raff is very much one person’s voice and vision. It being the brainchild of Alynda (Lee Segarra) is part of what’s amazing about it.”

The Deslondes then is a very different vision, one where five individualists can come together and create something they couldn’t possibly do without each other. “We’re constantly trying to sound more and more like ourselves all the time,” says Doores. “Every band wants to say that they can’t really be categorized, but we really do try to combine all the elements that we love, most of them older American traditions. Along the way, there’ve been certain songs where everyone could say, ‘That song sounds like a gospel song’ or ‘This one sounds like a country song’ or ‘This one sounds like New Orleans R&B.’ Eventually we want it to have it be more of a cohesive sound where every song just kind of has elements of all of those and it’s less piecemeal. Hopefully we’re getting closer all the time to ‘That song sounds like a Deslondes song.’”

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8pm doors, 9pm show. ALL AGES. Standing room only. $10 ADV, $12 day of show.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/13/2016 - 05/15/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Happy Mama Conference & Retreat is happening on 13 May 2016 at Lutheridge Conference Center Asheville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Education & Training industry.

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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35 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert.(Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) Songs, high energy tunes, and some laughs are all featured in the collaboration between instrumental power trio THE PRESS GANG and award winning vocalist and flutist HANZ ARAKI. John Doyle, guitarist, and founding member of Solas, describes The Press Gang as “one of those rare bands that are ingenious, driving, thoughtful and yet have great respect for the tradition”. Formed in 2009, The Press Gang features Christian Stevens on concertina and button accordion, Alden Robinson on fiddle, and Owen Marshall on bouzouki, guitar, and harmonium.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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8pm doors. ALL AGES. Dancing room only.

http://www.bigsandy.net/

Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans.

“I truly love being out on the road, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to sing my songs all over the world,” said Sandy. “But when I’m away from the U.S. for too long, it’s like I need a recharge… like I need a solid dose of everything Americana. Give me a Chuck Berry song while rolling down the interstate, or a truck stop conversation with a waitress who once danced with Lefty Frizzell, and I’m good for another three thousand miles”.

8pm doors, 9pm show. ALL AGES. Dancing room only. $12 ADV, $15 day of show.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Friday May 13th

RED DIRT REVELATORS

9 p.m.$5

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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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KARMA GROOVES Presents DOWNLINK ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL  – ASHEVILLE, NC  FRIDAY – MAY 13, 2016  _________ DOWNLINK www.facebook.com/downlink www.twitter.com/downlinkmusic www.soundcloud.com/downlink Downlink - A name firmly cemented in the hearts and minds of the bass music community. This native of Western Canada is respected the world over as a producer of the highest quality dance floor bangers. He has had numerous #1 hits on Beatport and continues to crush the charts time and time again. His ability to craft uniquely awesome bass sounds and his versatile composition skills have made him stand out, driving his career in exciting new directions. Whether its mixing records for bands like Korn, shredding as an alien bass lord in side project Destroid, or working on new material for Downlink, this tireless producer is always cooking up something heavy. For over 5 years now he has been touring the planet, leaving a wake of awe-struck audiences in his path. To see him live is to witness one of the tightest technical DJ's in the game. His 4 deck live mixing and infectious stage energy light up venues turning crowds on their heads time after time. Expect lightning fast mixing on a journey through a wide variety of bass music. All tempos are fair game but prepare for underground vibes and dirty bass.  Downlink is not one to be pigeon-holed and is constantly on a quest to evolve and refine his sound. With this in mind, one thing will always remain constant - a pure, unadulterated, heavy listening experience...   LUCE WAYNE www.facebook.com/LuceWayne www.soundcloud.com/lucewayne   DISC-OH www.soundcloud.com/disc-oh www.facebook.com/djdiscoh   SOUL CANDY www.facebook.com/Soul-Candy-335558313226621 18+ WELCOME $10 FOR PRIOR TICKET HOLDERS $12 LIMITED PRESALES @ EVENTBRITE   ASHEVILLE MUSIC HALL 31 Patton Ave Asheville, NC

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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with Two Inch Astronaut

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/14/2016 - 05/15/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Fiber Weekend is happening on 14 May 2016 at Folk Art Center Asheville, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Gifts & Handicrafts industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

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Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 382 , Asheville, NC 28815
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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ba·by·moon ˈbābēˌmo͞on/ noun informal     1. a period of time following the birth of a baby during which the new parents can focus on establishing a bond with their child.            "a babymoon is regarded as a crucial time for a family to establish itself" Babymoon Breastfeeding & Baby Care Class  Led by Childbirth Educator & Doula Jen Chandlee, CD; ICCE Designed to help you navigate the postpartum, this is 4.5 hour class is taken prenatally, ideally between 30-35 weeks. We will cover Postpartum Planning, Adjustment, and Support; Breastfeeding; Baby Wearing and Soothing; Sleep Scenarios; Newborn Care; and more!  The cost is $65 per couple; singles are welcome to bring a friend, family member, or support person. If you are taking childbirth classes, you do not need to be finished with them to attend. And now for the fine print...Because our classes often sell out, we do not offer refunds or transfers for non-medical reasons, so please be sure you can attend the session you register for! If you choose to register for session one after 37 weeks of pregnancy, there are no refunds if your baby arrives beforehand. We also offer a free bi-monthly Mother with Courage Postpartum Support Circle! Click here for details:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mother-with-courage-postpartum-support-circle-registration-19672552133 YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Free Early Pregnancy Class Birth with Courage Childbirth Education Class Birth with Courage + Baby Moon Breastfeeding & Babycare Class

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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The SUIT & TIE MALE REVIEW, on it's national tour, will be stopping at Scandals Nightclub in Asheville, NC on Saturday, May 14, 2016! Come see these hunky "Magic Mike" style men as they perform their featured "Fifty Shades of Grey" act, in addition to many other fantasy acts. ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. The doors open at 7PM, so grab a drink and get ready for the show to start at 8PM. ALL TICKETS INCLUDE ADMISSION TO SCANDALS NIGHTCLUB AFTER THE SHOW, AS WELL AS ADMISSION TO THE LEGENDARY DRAG SHOW AT 12:30 AM. GENERAL ADMISSION $15 per person - Advanced $20 per person - At-the-door General Admission Tickets are standing room only VIP TABLES $50 per person INCLUDES: Table Seating with Server and a post-show VIP Meet & Greet ONLY SOLD AS FULL TABLES - 2, 3, 4, & 6 SEATS SEATS $25 per person A limited number of seats are available!

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11 Grove Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$15 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) Nationally touring, hit songwriter, producer & performer Wyatt Easterling now on tour in 2015 promoting his critically acclaimed CD, “Goodbye-Hello”, and writing / recording for an upcoming release. Wyatt has teamed up with singer/songwriter Tim Hildebrandt who will accompany him on bass.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Singing with The Old Chevrolette Set!

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1042 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Saturday May 14th

GRAND OLE UPROAR

9 p.m.$5

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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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Event Date: 05/15/2016 - 06/16/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Asheville TM Center , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/15/2016   Event Time: 7:15 AM

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Runners mark your calendars for Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 7:15am, for the 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic Races. Both races are run entirely on the scenic grounds of Biltmore estate. The 15K begins at the Winery, climbs to the Deerpark Restaurant then descends and climbs along the main road to Biltmore House where runners will loop in front of the massive main entrance doors of the house. Runners next enter the Walled Garden, pass by the Azalea Garden and lagoon along the French Broad River, and then finish by returning to the Winery. The first half of the course has two challenging hills, while the second half is down hill to flat terrain. The 5K course will be a flat, out and back course starting at the Winery and paralleling the French Broad River. When runners participate in the race, they are not only competing for medals, but also are helping to fund the Kiwanis Children's Charities which supports several local youth programs. For example, the Kiwanis Club of Asheville provides book bags filled with school supplies each fall to children in need as they begin the school year. To encourage attendance and punctuality in several of the local elementary schools, the club gives away a bicycle each quarter, by way of a drawing, to children with perfect attendance and punctuality. The Club also aids in elementary school spelling bees and co¬sponsors the annual “Pawndemonium,” a regional chess tournament for school children.

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1 Lodge St , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/15/2016   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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$10 / $10 Show :: 5:30pm Limited Tables are available with dinner reservation. Seating / Standing is otherwise available first come first serve. Call Isis at 828-575-2737 for reservations. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert Max Hatt / Edda Glass features an evocative voice, ethereal guitar, and original folk-jazz compositions. “We want to write about a world both intimate and vast, about little people on great plains,” says Glass. “Plus sometimes we like to throw in a little Bossa Nova.”

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/17/2016   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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We're excited to welcome special guest instructor Chris Fink of RetailGrowth for a hands-on consumer products workshop; this is a companion workshop to April 19th's "Route to Market." Gain the insight and get the instructions you need to delight your customers, increasing purchase frequency, transaction size, and loyalty to your business.  The workshop will help you: Understand trip motives and purchase behavior. Meet customer needs better than competitors. Learn solution merchandising strategies and tactics. Understand pricing and promotion to increase frequency, transaction size, and margin. Discover best practices for operations and customer service. Learn how to provide a delightful (and personalized) customer experience. An excellent but not required precusor to this workshop will be held on April 19th (details here). Cost is $40 per session, or $60 for both; limited scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Julia Staines [email protected] x10. RetailGrowth helps manufacturers, retailers, and their service agency partners work together to grow profitable sales, in stores and online. Chris Fink has helped to launch and grow more than 100 brands over his 30 years at Procter & Gamble and as president of RetailGrowth. retailgrowth.com

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153 South Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/17/2016   Event Time: 10:30 AM

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From the other side of the Mediterranean Sea, right near the bottle neck of Gibraltar lays Morocco. A small country w many influences. The flavors, spices and ingredients all reflect those influences which are expressed through the unique food, dishes and culture. We will learn to work with a tagine, this traditional cooking utensil and learn about its form and function. In this class we will make: Lamb tagine w dried fruit and preserved lemons, couscous to serve it over, vegetable sides and for dessert mint tea and Moroccan doughnuts.   FAQs   What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Please DO NOT park on the street. There is ample parking in the driveway  What can/can't I bring to the event? You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages   Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? [email protected] Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes. 

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332 East Sondley Drive , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/17/2016   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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"Barrie helps you deliver words in ways that convey deeper meaning and, as a result, have greater impact. I found her advice on tone, speed, cadence, and body movement incredibly helpful." Scott Steen, President & CEO American Forests, Washington, DC   In this highly interactive workshop, test drive techniques to step up confidence, overcome nerves, communicate effectively and present yourself more powerfully.  Learn 4 Core Speaking & Listening Skills  Experience & apply tools to help develop Self Awareness & Self Confidence Powerfully connect with your colleagues, clients and audience  Participants will also receive support material and one on one coaching during the sessions. By the end of this training, you'll be presenting more naturally and with greater impact than you thought possible.   LIMITED SPOTS: Speaker's Learning Lab is limited to 16 participants. DATES: Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 TIME: 5:30pm-6:45pm LOCATION:  MindSpring Consulting 966 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805  PARKING ON-SIGHT DO I NEED TO WEAR SPECIFIC CLOTHING?    No. This 4-week series is specifically designed to accommodate professional men and women. Just wear what you wore to the office! DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?    Yes. Please bring a notebook for note-taking.   

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966 Tunnel Rd. , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/17/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Tuesday May 17th

CARPAL TULLAR (TUESDAY RESIDENCY MAY 3, 10, 17 & 24)

9 p.m.Free (Donations Encouraged)

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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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