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Event Date: 09/01/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/01/2016   Event Time: All Day

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“Studies in Color and Light” runs from September 1 through 30. The public is cordially invited to a reception on Friday, September 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Schmidt’s work and that of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month during regular hours, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/02/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/02/2016   Event Time: All Day

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“Studies in Color and Light” runs from September 1 through 30. The public is cordially invited to a reception on Friday, September 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Schmidt’s work and that of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month during regular hours, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/02/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Asheville, N.C. - Join internationally known Black Mountain songwriter David LaMotte as he celebrates 25 years as a professional musician with the release of a new album, The Other Way Around. LaMotte and a large backing band will mark the occasion with a Release Concert and Celebration on Friday, September 2, 8pm, at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC. The Other Way Around is a collection of twelve songs reflecting the last decade of David’s life journey, which has literally taken him around the world. On this, his twelfth album, LaMotte is exploring new musical territory through collaboration with musicians from six continents, representing genres from blues to bluegrass, and from jazz to gospel to Southern rock. Some of the songs are inflected with Latin, African, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Appalachian influences and instruments. Fifteen musicians, representing most of that cultural spread, play on one track alone, Drink Deeply. “It’s an ambitious project,” LaMotte says. “It’s like we’re preparing the most delicious meal we can create, with the ingredients and spice racks of the whole world in our kitchen.” In the ten years since LaMotte’s most recent album, he has earned a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution in Australia and published his third book, Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness. Informed by that side of LaMotte’s work, his song You May Do That, a haunting, piano-based ballad, is built around a quotation from Rosa Parks. Give God the Blues stakes out the rock’n’roll corner of the record’s wide boundaries, featuring Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd on lead guitar. Musicians from India, Senegal, Brazil, Germany, Uganda, Canada, Guatemala, and Australia contribute to the global sound of the record, as well. Along with geographic exploration, LaMotte has explored other new ground in the last decade, becoming a father to his now seven-year- old son, growing into his marriage, and deepening his commitment and involvement with social change efforts. Through these songs, he both celebrates and wrestles with those roles, sharing stories that seem to be equal parts comfort and challenge. Stellar musicians will accompany LaMotte on the Diana Wortham stage, including BJ Leiderman, Michael Hynes, Lyric, Tom Leiner, Jamie and Ian Ridenhour, Tom Prasada-Rao, James Kylen, Leeda ‘Lyric’ Jones, and several special guests yet to be announced. Tickets are $25 and are available online at dwtheatre.com

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Diana Wortham Theatre 2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/03/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/03/2016   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Saturday, September 3rd from 2-5 p.m. -- $10/person with all proceeds going back to BB's Buddies - Please join us for a wine tasting to benefit Alzheimer's research - Our good friend, long time customer, and community pillar Robin Boylan recently placed his beautiful wife Barbara (the BB in BB's Buddies is Barbara Boylan) in the Alzheimer's unit at Aston Park Health Center. As Robin says, "I hate Alzheimer’s, and that is why I am walking on September 17 in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I walk so that no other families have to face this disease. I walk for more funding for more resources for caregivers. I walk for more funding for research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s." We hate Alzheimer's, but we love Robin and Barbara, and we feel compelled to take action. Stop by any time between 2-5 p.m. to sample some of Robin and Barbara's favorite wines, and take action with us. All of the door proceeds and 10% of the day's sales will go back to BB's Buddies and the Alzheimer's Association. This promises to be a fun and uplifting day of wine, community, and fundraising. If you can't make it to the tasting, you can join Robin on Saturday, September 17th in Pack Square in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. You can also click here if you would like to make a contribution to BB's Buddies.

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/04/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/08/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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Event Date: 09/09/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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Event Date: 09/10/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/10/2016   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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A self guided tour of 15 selected gardens in charming West Asheville, NC 28806, A stroll guide will be available at the kick off site at Vance School beginning at 11am, Sat., Sept. 10. A performance by The Faerie Kin Stilt walkers begins at 10:30am. The Stroll ends at 4pm. This is a rain or shine event and is FREE to the public.

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98 Sulphur Springs Rd. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 09/10/2016   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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We pride ourselves on our vast selection of wines that retail for $15 or less, but that's not all we stock. We also have one of the best selections of small production, boutique California wines of any retail wine shop in Western North Carolina. Join us for this special free wine tasting where we'll pull the corks on some incredible wines from the various terrains and climates of California. We'll start with a classic, buttery-rich, and complex Carneros Chardonnay from a top producer. Next up, we'll pour you one of hottest new Central Coast Pinot Noirs out there -- the first 2 vintages of the wine have scored 92 points! Finally, we'll finish up with a mammoth Napa Cabernet that will take you on a serious thrill ride. Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines every Saturday at Table Wine! Please note that due to the lofty costs and limited quantities on these wines, we will only open one bottle of each.

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/11/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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Event Date: 09/15/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/15/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program.

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1 Porter Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28701
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Event Date: 09/16/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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Event Date: 09/17/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/17/2016   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Taste the LEAF Love – A Wine Tasting to Benefit LEAF Community Arts – Saturday, September 17th from 2-5 p.m. - $10/person at the door with all of the proceeds going back to LEAF! Stop by the store (click here for directions or call us at 828.505.8588 for more details) for a fun afternoon of tasting wine and learning more about the mission of LEAF Community Arts. This incredible non-profit organization brings cultures, communities, and people together through music, arts, and outreach, both locally and globally. To learn more about LEAF and the work they do, click here; otherwise, stop by the store on Saturday, September 17th and learn more. Your donation gets you samples of eight different wines along with light hors d’oeuvres and the chance to meet some great folks. In addition, Table Wine will donate 10% of all sales for the day back to LEAF Community Arts. Whether you love LEAF, Table Wine, or both, this is a great way to show your support. Cheers and we’ll see you Saturday, September 17th! If you can’t make it, but still want to contribute, stop by store and learn more about and purchase one of the LEAF Choice Wines. For every bottle sold, Table Wine gives 10% of the sale back to LEAF.

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/17/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The season opens with an all-Tchaikovsky celebration including the composer’s Suite from Sleeping Beauty, Francesca da Rimini, and Violin Concerto. Guest soloist Jennifer Koh (violin), named 2016 Musician of the Year by Musical America, join’s the symphony for the concerto. Single tickets for all concerts are $22-62, depending on seating section (reduced youth pricing is available).

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87 Haywood St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/18/2016   Event Time: All Day

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AT A GLANCE What: Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Scott Keel When: September 1­-17, 2016, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Where: The Be Be Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville NC 28801 Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $21.00 for General Admission at the Door. Early Bird Special: Purchase Tickets online by 9/4 ​and pay no fees. Ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dspac-presents-rasheeda-speaking-by-joel-drake-johnson-tickets-19744763118 Upon returning from a few sick days, Jaclyn notices some disturbing changes in the doctor’s office where she works. Meetings are happening without her. The doctor is acting even more awkward than usual. And Ileen, her co-­receptionist, is now her boss. She’s not stupid, though. Instead of letting them force her out, she flips the script — with some good, old-­fashioned psychological warfare. Rasheeda Speaking is a darkly funny, satirical depiction of workplace dynamics in “post­racial” America. Or is it a tightrope­-walking thriller? (It depends on who you root for.) The show debuted in Chicago in 2015, and went on to run in New York with a cast that included Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. "I chose this play last year as the Black Lives Matter campaign began to pick up steam, particularly around the death of Sandra Bland,” says managing artistic director Steph Hickling­ Beckman. Rasheeda Speaking will be the third show in the company’s sixth season. “It could not have been more relevant then, or now. Given the fact that both the playwright, Joel Drake Johnson, and the director, Scott Keel, are white males, I look forward to our Post Show Discussions on Friday and Saturday nights. It will be interesting to consider what these particular perspectives have to contribute to the current national discussion on race in America." With its provocative central relationship, thinly veiled racism, and crackling interpersonal tension, it’s almost as if Rasheeda Speaking was written exclusively for Different Strokes. Office power plays. Catty receptionists. Subtle (but ­not ­so ­subtle) racial tension. And the cool condescension that only an out­-of-­touch boss can dish out. Isn’t work fun? Rasheeda Speaking features: Steph Hickling Beckman, CJ Breland, Kristi DeVille, and Eamon Martin.

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20 Commerce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/22/2016   Event Time: 7:15 PM - 7:15 PM

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In case you didn't know, we are some of the best "wine hunters" in town. We work on the front lines of the wine industry. That means we often get to taste the best new releases before the wine critics do! In fact, we taste around 1,000 wines each year, and we only choose the best to stock in the store. For this special seated tasting, we will present you with 9 of our top wine finds of 2016. Even better, all of the wines will be offered at the best prices in the country. That's all we're telling you for now! We can only take 24 for this fun and engaging evening of tasting and learning. The cost is just $30/person ($24 for Grape Nuts) all-inclusive and includes light hors d'oeuvres. Please plan to arrive 5 to 10 minutes early so that we can start on time. To pre-pay and reserve your spot, call us at 828.505.8588. Due to our planning needs, refunds will only be offered on cancellations made on or before Tuesday, September 20th.

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28801
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