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Event Date: 08/27/2016 - 12/03/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Event Date: 08/29/2016 - 12/12/2016   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 08/31/2016 - 12/14/2016   Event Time: All Day

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360 Asheville School Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 09/14/2016 - 09/14/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 10/25/2016 - 01/09/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 11/08/2016 - 12/13/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Justice Center , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/19/2016 - 01/08/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Justice Center , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/27/2016 - 01/07/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Justice Center , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/27/2016 - 11/19/2017   Event Time: All Day

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, , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 12/01/2016 - 12/02/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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http://www.westbrooktech.com The Omni Grove Park Inn celebrating its centennial,December 8-10, 2013. Donating non-perishable items to the Manna Foodbank of Asheville throughout the conference through Tuesday's luncheon.

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One Holiday Inn Dr. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   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: 12/02/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Sponsored by: Council On Aging of Buncombe County
Minimum age: 18
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the Buncombe County Library System and Council on Aging, Inc. offers free tax preparation and electronic filing of Federal and NC State tax returns for taxpayers with low- and moderate- income. This service is available from February 1, 2017 to April 15 . . . . . .

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WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Asheville Gallery of Art December 2016 Show “All Squared Away” “All Squared Away” for December at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s December show, “All Squared Away,” will feature small works by 21 member artists. All pieces will be 18 inches square or smaller. The show will run from December 1-31 during gallery hours 11-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The public is cordially invited to a reception for the artists on Friday, December 2 from 5-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park. A wide range of subject matter, media, and styles will be represented. Those participating in the show enjoy the challenge of working small and within limited perimeters. Artist Jane Molinelli said, “Small paintings can be just as dynamic and energetic as large ones while providing a focal point or touch of color and interest to any collection.” Asheville Gallery of Art hopes art lovers will not only enjoy the show, but will use it to purchase affordable (and packable) works of art by local artists for holiday gift giving. As well as the small works in the show, the works of 31 artists will be on display and for sale through the month of December. For further information about this show, telephone Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose the holiday season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights.

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1 Lodge St , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Sponsored by: American Red Cross
Minimum age: 13
Do you have great customer service skills and want to make a difference? Support the American Red Cross blood program as a Blood Donor Ambassador!American Red Cross needs Blood Donor Ambassadors at local mobile blood drives. Ambassadors help donors feel welcome and comfortable, sign them in, and vis . . .

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, Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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NOTE: This class will be conducted using iOS 10. Taking and making calls Setting up and listening to voicemail Using Siri & More Bonus: Sign up for iPhone Class, get iCloud Basics and iCloud Photos FREE  

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157 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM

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Turn Asheville into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Your Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure will begin in the heart of the city and take you to an amazing collection of outdoor art, historic parks, and monuments dedicated to the city's famous citizens and historical events. The game route will show you some of the best sights of the city, all while challenging your mind and capacity for fun. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: EVENTFUL. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday featuring some elegant and refined Northern Italian Wines. Friday, December 2nd from 4-7pm. Northern Italy is home to some of the country's most prized wines, and we are huge fans. From the legendary reds of the Piemonte region to the world class whites of Friuli, Northern Italian wines are some of the best produced in all of Italy. Join us as we'll pour you some of our favorites this Friday. We'll start with our new Case of the Month, an incredible Sauvignon Blanc value from Friuli. After that, you'll try Piemonte red blend from the famed Vajra Barolo house followed by an elegant Barbera from one of the Piemonte's oldest and most respected producers. Stop by, taste, learn and save this Friday at Table Wine. Can't make it by, but want to place an order? Just email us at [email protected] The Wines Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%! 1. 2015 Bidoli Sauvignon Blanc (Friuli, Italy) – This is our new Case of the Month as well as one of the best Sauvignon Blanc finds of all time. From the gravelly, rocky soils of Friuli Grave, this fuller styled, intense Sauvignon Blanc is packed with aromas and flavors of pear, lime, passion fruit, fresh green herbs and mineral. Tasting Price: $11.69 on mixed 3-packs | $11.04 in mixed six packs | $10.39 in mixed cases Special Case of the Month Price: $9.99/bottle on your solid case -- over 20% off! 2. 2013 G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) - G.D. Vajra is one of the Piemonte's top names in Barolo, and their blended red wine is always one of the great values of the region. A crisp, medium bodied blend of Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero, Freisa and Albarossa, it is a true taste of the Piemonte. From younger vines, it is fresh and fruit forward, but not at all simple. Tasting Price: $14.39 on mixed 3-packs | $13.59 on mixed 6-packs | $12.79 on mixed cases 3. 2013 Cordero di Montezemolo Barbera d'Alba (Piemonte, Italy) - This old and historic estate can trace its roots back to 1340! Like G.D. Vajra, this is one of the most respected Barolo producers of the region, and their Barbera is a ton of wine for the money. Rich and juicy, it shows notes of blackberry, dark plum, dark cherry, violet and just a kiss of oak. Tasting Price: $21.59 on mixed 3-packs | $20.39 on mixed 6-packs | $19.19 on mixed cases

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite 102 Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday featuring some elegant and refined Northern Italian Wines.  Friday, December 2nd from 4-7pm. Northern Italy is home to some of the country's most prized wines, and we are huge fans.  From the legendary reds of the Piemonte region to the world [...]

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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For the second year, WNCHA proudly presents Twilight Tours of the Smith-McDowell House. Building on our beautiful holiday decorations and theme of Clement Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas," special evening tours will be given to explore Christmas in the nineteenth century. Six rooms of the house representing the 1840s-1890s will be on display with costumed interpreters describing the evolution of Clement Moore's poem through the nineteenth century. Light refreshments will be served along with a guided exhibit of vintage Victorian Christmas decorations. Reservations for the 50 minute tour are required and can be made by calling the Smith-McDowell House at 828-253-9231.

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283 Victoria Rd , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Love this place! come out for great craft beer and original zydefolk!

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101 Fairview Road Suite D , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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For the second year, WNCHA proudly presents Twilight Tours of the Smith-McDowell House. Building on our beautiful holiday decorations and theme of Clement Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas," special evening tours will be given to explore Christmas in the nineteenth century. Six rooms of the house representing the 1840s-1890s will be on display with costumed interpreters describing the evolution of Clement Moore's poem through the nineteenth century. Light refreshments will be served along with a guided exhibit of vintage Victorian Christmas decorations. Reservations for the 50 minute tour are required and can be made by calling the Smith-McDowell House at 828-253-9231.

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283 Victoria Rd , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Cold mountain air in December requires a plan. What's yours? Make our Bavarian cooking class part of your plan. Steeped in a tradition of hearty comforting food, the Bavarian region in Germany offer some great winter options. Come cook veal schnitzel with local wild mushrooms sour-cream gravy. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside potato Rosti and apple strudel w whipped cream for finale. Yum 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: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$15 Matt Nakoa is a musical adept well kept secret you just can't help but celebrate: Intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world. 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)

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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This will be the second annual Yuletide concert following our smashing success last year at Trinity. The music will be festive and beautiful with Christmas and seasonal favorites, children’s voices, and brass! Selections will include: Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, the classic "Carol of the Bells," Ola Gjeilo’s arrangement of "The Coventry Carol" and James MacMillan’s stunning "Who Are These Angels?" You will want to bring the whole family and enjoy this sparkling annual tradition! Two performances: Friday, December 2 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 3 at 4:30pm

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60 Church St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Celebrate the birth of our Savior! Enjoy a special evening of fellowship, a Christmas dinner, and the joyful music of inspiring singers.

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One Porter Cove Rd. , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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New Mountain AVL is proud to present Karl Denson's Tiny Universe with special guest Jimmy Herring on December 1st in the New Mountain Theater.Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16th at 11am.Doors 8pm // Show 8:45pmFresh off The Rolling Stones Ole’ Tour, which had the iconic group performing in numerous stadiums throughout Central and South America culminating in a historic free concert in Cuba, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is back in action. In anticipation of his upcoming release in late 2016, Karl and his band The Tiny Universe, embark on a Nationwide run that will give new and old fans the chance to experience what is highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet. The current touring lineup is comprised of Richmond guitarist DJ Williams, Soulive drummer Alan Evans, Greyboy Allstars bassist Chris Stillwell, Crush Effects David Veith on the keys, Seattle’s Chris Littlefield on trumpet and ace slide and lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman. Karl Denson’s most recent recorded work can be heard on the Tiny Universe LP, New Ammo. The collection showcases the grittier side of the band’s musical oeuvre, including stand outs like "My Baby" featuring singer Nicki Bluhm, ”Everybody Knows That" and his raucous rendition of The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army." The album has received wide acclaim: All Music declared the effort, "easily their most musically adventurist album yet,” while DownBeat praised it as "music for both the party and for fans of instrumental prowess.” Approaching two decades strong, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe is a prolific touring juggernaut that regularly performs over 150 shows annually. They’re currently working on material for a new studio album to be released later this year. Denson himself is an acclaimed and highly in-demand saxophonist and songwriter who first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz's Let Love Rule-era group and is currently a member of The Rolling Stones touring band.

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38 N. French Broad , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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81 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016 - 12/03/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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http://www.westbrooktech.com The Omni Grove Park Inn celebrating its centennial,December 8-10, 2013. Donating non-perishable items to the Manna Foodbank of Asheville throughout the conference through Tuesday's luncheon.

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One Holiday Inn Dr. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Blugrass awesomeness with local bluegrass favorite "The Clydes"

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1042 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Genre: Mushroom Jazz/HouseCover: $15 ADV // $20 DOSShow: 10PMAges: 21+Mark FarinaMark Farina has thrilled crowds globally, entertaining over 1 million fans per year. As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Farina's known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats. Drawing from his vibrant youth, which included being a trumpet player in marching band, a drummer in a nu wave cover band and a guest DJ, Friday nights on WNUR (Chicago), Mark found his passion for the luscious world of vinyl, turntables and nightclubs. At 16, Farina began his DJ career as a resident at Chicago's underage mecca, Medusa's. At the same time Mark joined forces with emerging DJs Derrick Carter and Chris Nazuka then moved into a loft space called Rednail. Rednail became infamous not only for raucous parties but also as the home to the trio's first productions under the moniker, Symbols & Instruments. Their release,"MOOD," sold 35,000 copies in the US & UK and is credited as "the first ambient house track." Farina relocated to San Francisco in 1992. Fans embraced Mark's downtempo style and he started co-hosting a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in ʻ93. In 3 short years, Farina established a fanatical, cult-like following for his Mushroom Jazz sound and in 1996, OM Records released the first mixed comp CD, simply titled, Mushroom Jazz. Other notable releases include OMʼs Seasons, San Francisco Sessions Vol. 1, Connect, House of Om, Live in Tokyo, and Fabric 40. When Mark's not touring the world, you're likely to find him in his studio working on new releases & podcasts for his label, Great Lakes Audio. On days off he'll be cruising his '68 Toronado with his son, Dylan (aka "little peanut"), and his Yorkie, Pumpkin. Voted as one of the top DJ's in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM magazines, Mark Farina's taste making skills continue to turn the heads of seasoned Dance Music veterans as well as newcomers to the scene. web: http://www.djmarkfarina.net/vid: https://youtu.be/_qaqGx1qUXY

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Billy Strings

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Billy Strings and Don Julin - 'Little Maggie' ::: Second Story Garage Billy Strings - Brown's Ferry Blues Billy Strings - "Black Mountain Rag" | Fretboard Journal Billy Strings "Meet Me At The Creek" Billy Strings (2016 IBMA Momentum Award Instumentalist of the Year) tears up the stage with super-charged Americana. This kid can pick! It’s acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm. Billy covers a wide variety of classic songs, from a slow-burning cover of ‘Wild Bill Jones’ to a raw cover of ‘Cocaine Blues’ or picking delights like ‘Red Haired Boy’ and ‘Soldier’s Joy.’ His standout track, ‘Dust in a Baggie,’ is a cleverly written, tour-de-force mountain song, written by Strings himself, and upon listening, it’s the moment you realize just how far this kid’s gonna go. – Courtesy of The Bluegrass Situation

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/02/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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1 Lodge Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. This spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly. Offstage, Josh has earned a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for his work on Last Week Tonight. He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published October 2015 by Plume. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. JOSH GONDELMAN @ THE MILLROOM Saturday, December 3rd @ 7:00 PM $15 advance / $17.50 at the door TICKETS @ http://joshgondelmanavl.eventbrite.com Video: CONAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfCyDmsBpcA 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 Ave , Asheville, NC 28701
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Asheville Gallery of Art December 2016 Show “All Squared Away” “All Squared Away” for December at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s December show, “All Squared Away,” will feature small works by 21 member artists. All pieces will be 18 inches square or smaller. The show will run from December 1-31 during gallery hours 11-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The public is cordially invited to a reception for the artists on Friday, December 2 from 5-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park. A wide range of subject matter, media, and styles will be represented. Those participating in the show enjoy the challenge of working small and within limited perimeters. Artist Jane Molinelli said, “Small paintings can be just as dynamic and energetic as large ones while providing a focal point or touch of color and interest to any collection.” Asheville Gallery of Art hopes art lovers will not only enjoy the show, but will use it to purchase affordable (and packable) works of art by local artists for holiday gift giving. As well as the small works in the show, the works of 31 artists will be on display and for sale through the month of December. For further information about this show, telephone Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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"Repair is often out of necessity. Something falls apart and we put it back together. We as a group will pause in this stage where things have fallen apart. Bring something that is broken. It can be something that just fell apart, or something that you took apart but now can’t seem to put back together, in several pieces. Something that had a long life or you just bought it.  Bring the pieces. We will start by holding what is not together. We will each tell the story of the parts. Our pieces together will lead to a new possible future. " Join Michael Swaine at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, with a broken object in tow, to experience a new kind of fixing. About Michael Swaine:  Michael Swaine was originally trained as a ceramicist, but he works in a variety of materials, methods, and media and has had a long-time focus on collaborative work - in particular with Futurefarmers. He has participated in exhibitions at teh Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Guggenheim, New York among others. His Free Mending Library received notice on CBS Nightly News in May 2015, winning him a Jefferson Award for Public Service in San Francisco two months later. Swaine holds a BFA from Alfred University and an MA from the College of Environmnetal Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Swaine began teaching at the University of Washington in 2015. Suggested donation $15 This event is held in conjuction with The Future of Fixing. The Future of Fixing was originally created by From-Now-On and adapted and curated by Marilyn Zapf of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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67 Broadway St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 12:00 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. 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: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting this Saturday showcasing some full bodied and hearty French red wines.  Saturday, December 3rd from 2-5pm. If you are a fan of full bodied, rich, and earthy red wines, you should be drinking French reds!  We'll give you a chance this Saturday to try b[...]

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting this Saturday showcasing some full bodied and hearty French red wines. Saturday, December 3rd from 2-5pm. If you are a fan of full bodied, rich, and earthy red wines, you should be drinking French reds! We'll give you a chance this Saturday to try before you buy 3 perfect options. We'll start with richly fruited, spicy, Syrah-driven blend from Minervois before we pour you our new Wine of the Week, a dazzling Chateauneuf du Pape lookalike from the Southern Rhone. To finish, you'll get to try a super classy and refined Bordeaux from the Left Bank. Drop in, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines this Saturday at Table Wine. Can't make it by, but want to place an order? Just email us at [email protected] The Wines Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%! 1. 2014 Chateau Massiac Minervois "Cuvee Sentinelle" (Languedoc, France) – One of the great red wine values of Southern France, Chateau Massiac's Cuvee Sentinelle is a blend of Syrah and Carignan. Ripe, open knit, and packed with plummy dark fruit, spice, and smoky mineral notes, it is ideal for consuming solo or with roasted meats, stews, or chili. Tasting Price: $12.59 on mixed 3-packs | $11.89 in mixed six packs | $11.19 in mixed cases 2. 2012 Chateau Valcombe Ventoux Rouge "Epicure" (Southern Rhone, France) - As the "Epicure" in the name suggests, this is the perfect lamb or beef stew wine! It's our new Wine of the Week, and this blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan from old vineyards in the Ventoux region tastes like Chateauneuf du Pape but costs a fraction of the price. Robust and hearty, it offers up notes of ripe dark fruit, kirsch, peppery spice, and Provencal herbs. Yum! Tasting Price: $19.79 on mixed 3-packs | $18.69 on mixed 6-packs | $17.59 on mixed cases Special Wine of the Week Price: $19.79/bottle or $17.59/bottle on your solid 6-pack 3. 2012 Chateau Aney Haut-Medoc (Bordeaux, France) - Château Aney was built in 1850 by the family that gave it its name, and today, their holdings are located between Margaux and Saint Julien on the Left Bank of Bordeaux. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot with bits of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the wine sees 12 months of aging in French oak. Classically styled with notes of dark currant, crisp black cherry, earth and spice box, this is the wine to serve with your Christmas standing rib roast. Tasting Price: $24.29 on mixed 3-packs | $22.94 on mixed 6-packs | $21.59 on mixed cases

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1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite 102 Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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James Hammel (guitar/vocals) and Mike Guzalak (sax). Great wine bar with wonderful atmosphere for music.

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5 West Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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101 Fairview Road Suite D , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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8 Beverly Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 / $10 5PM Door :: 5:30PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. You must call Isis for tickets (Call 828-575-2737 for tickets and reservations) Heather Maloney’s music is riveting and her songs are personal. Her lyrics are thought-provoking and go beyond surface level and penetrate the core of humanity that we all try so hard to embrace, yet at the same time, ignore. Her passion is contagious and her voice adventurous, with an expansive range that can handle Ella Fitzgerald-style jazz scat and adapt to Beatlesque pop or Joni Mitchell folk. Join Heather in the Lounge for an intimate evening of music.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. This spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart)  and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly.Offstage, Josh has earned a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for his work on Last Week Tonight. He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published October 2015 by Plume. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. JOSH GONDELMAN @ THE MILLROOM Saturday, December 3rd @ 8:00 PM $15 advance / $17.50 at the door

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66 Asheland Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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This album is definitely about growth.So says Smo, whose growth as a force in American music cannot be denied. Having topped 50 million views on YouTube, sold more than 450,000 tracks and dominated both the country and rap charts, the charismatic Tennessee-bred artist, outdoorsman and family man draws fans from across all social boundaries.How does he do it? He speaks truth. He lays down epic rhymes that challenge listeners to party when they can, to champion the values on which they were (or should have been) raised, to look straight into the eyes of life, to laugh and love and even get angry every once in a while if that helps make things right.These many sides of Smo are represented proudly on his latest album. Yes, We The People is about growth, in creative horizons as well as in a worldview nurtured by time and trial. But its also about the growth it inspires among his ever-expanding audience, who see their own stories mirrored in his.I see things today in a clearer way than I ever have, as a father, as a son, as an American, Smo insists. Its about that growth for me as an individual and hoping I can influence my listeners to grow with me.From working dawn to dusk on his family farm to riding border to border on his bus, from meeting and entertaining his fans, aka Kinfoke, from fusing elements of raw country and hip-hop in a makeshift studio to the private moments he shares via his Smo On The Go video posts on Facebook, Smo incorporates all that has come his way into a unique and personal sound.A new and especially difficult turn impacted Smos approach to music and life in general. Last year Smo underwent quadruple bypass surgery, an experience that cant help but change those who survive.When youre facing death and youre given a second chance with life, you find that you value that life much more, he reflects. Ive been guilty in the past of taking the simple things for granted. Today I stand here, clear-minded, with my eyes set on my target.Smo addresses this in his manifesto, a creed laying the foundation for the album. It pulses throughout We The People, in the empowering proclamation of the title track, the determination to succeed that drives Say My Name, the spice and sass that conjures P-Funk on a backwoods parade with Struttin In The Stix, an irresistible call to rock the house from sunup to last call on RetoxAnd then there are bases Smo has never touched until now, including a gentle love lyric framed by string quintet on Thing For You and his first duet with a female singer: Josie Dunne as the girl waiting for her traveling love on Never Get Old.Getting the opportunity to work with Josie was a blessing for me, Smo says. In fact, its a blessing for me to work with all of the singers on this album rather than the other way around. When Casey Beathard and I cut the demo for We The People and he sang the chorus, his voice was just so majestic that I knew that no one else could fill that position. My longtime friend and backup singer Haden Carpenter has just the right amount of funk and country for Struttin In The Stix. We had Michael Ray on Rollin, a phenomenal artist and a dear friend. William Michael Morgan is amazing. Theres so much old country in this young mans voice. You dont find that a lot nowadays. Plus Corey Crowder, Todd Nielson, Hookman, Brandon Rogers, Jimmy Burney Being able to work with each of these great talents wasnt really work at all.Smo gives much of the credit for bringing We The People home to his producer.Theres a reason why you havent heard a production like this on my past projects, he says. Its because of my good friend Jason Mater. Our creative process was like, as soon as I thought of an idea, he was already playing it. I wanted to test the boundaries and really dig into the multi-genre experience. As soon as my manager Dan Nelson and I heard what Jason was capable of, we knew he was the guy for the job.You can hear the fruits of their collaboration from the opening tracks mock-inaugural of Smo as our Commander in Chief to the uplifting closer, My Kind America. One clear example is Movin On Up, an affirmation of hard work and harvest it yields, built on a handclap gospel beat that keeps peaking to the edge of explosion and then backing off.Why this groove tease? Smo smiles and explains, We talked about how every day we work to achieve the top goal we set. Then as soon as we achieve that goal, we set another one. And when we reach it, we set another one. We never really reach the top because once we get to what we think is the top, we set standards for our next level.So, he concludes, we dont have to get to some exploding point because were never gonna feel like we can stop and quit working. For us, that point doesnt exist.Which takes us back to that idea about growing, about how Smo sees himself and the world that motivates him to work and perform and connect and lift it all just a bit higher tomorrow. If We The People is about setting down his beliefs and what hes learned, then the last track is about wrapping it all up and offering it to his kinfoke.My Kind America is at the end for a good reason, he says. I began with We The People to get listeners thinking about this album. Its about finding the things that make us who we are as Americans. Its about loving. Its a reminder that, hey, even though were going through hard times and people are feeling a certain way about other people, were fortunate to wake up every day in this country where you can stand up for your belief. You dont have to sit on the sidelines and do nothing. Dont put all of your energy into complaining about how things are. Get up and do something about it.Make this Your Kind America.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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106 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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$15 Advance / $18 At the Door 5PM Doors :: 9PM Show General Admission Seated Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservations 828-575-2737 There will also be theater-style & balcony seating available on a first come first serve basis. Longtime Asheville favorite and "Celtic guitar god" Robin Bullock joins Steve Buaghman to celebrate the holidays with acoustic guitars, mandolins and citterns. An intimate, soulful performance that's become a holiday tradition. Just two guys, guitars, some soft lighting...dinner and wine... what more could you ask for.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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Andy Shauf is a storyteller, a singer of heartbreak and regrets, isolation and loneliness, reflecting his prairie surroundings in Regina, Canada. Meticulously written over four years, Shauf's The Bearer of Bad News is a warm and welcoming album, bathed in weathered piano, dampened drums, softly-strummed guitars and clarinet, which lends its unique timbre to frequently brighten or hauntingly underscore the songs' darker undercurrents. Fans of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson, take note.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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12 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/03/2016   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: DANCECover: FREE SHOWShow: 10PMAges: 21+

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Genre: DanceCover: FREE SHOWShow: 10PMAges: 21+Captain EZCaptain EZ has been developing his own unique sound he calls 'Pimp Smooth'. It's a distinctive blend of ghetto funk, glitch, glitch-hop, future bass, hip hop, funk, nu-funk, soul, and chillout.Since 2002 he has been working behind the scenes in the Southeast and has been a driving force promoting underground artists and shows in an above-ground way, steadily uniting tribes and communities as he goes. He loves to set the tone at the beginning of an evening or bring the swagger straight to the dance floor. Whether it's late night or early morning, Captain EZ will catch the mood of the crowd, grab a hold of you and take you on a smooth and funky journey to Groove Central. He has opened for nationally touring acts like Desert Dwellers, Kayla Scintilla, Kaminanda, Govinda, Subsqwad, and Raga Sutra. Captain EZ has also played main stages at large events such as Transformus, Alchemy, Euphoria, and Serendipity, and venues small and large throughout the Southeast. He especially enjoys playing with the amazing talent located all over his region.tunes: https://soundcloud.com/captain-ez

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/04/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Asheville Gallery of Art December 2016 Show “All Squared Away” “All Squared Away” for December at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s December show, “All Squared Away,” will feature small works by 21 member artists. All pieces will be 18 inches square or smaller. The show will run from December 1-31 during gallery hours 11-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The public is cordially invited to a reception for the artists on Friday, December 2 from 5-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park. A wide range of subject matter, media, and styles will be represented. Those participating in the show enjoy the challenge of working small and within limited perimeters. Artist Jane Molinelli said, “Small paintings can be just as dynamic and energetic as large ones while providing a focal point or touch of color and interest to any collection.” Asheville Gallery of Art hopes art lovers will not only enjoy the show, but will use it to purchase affordable (and packable) works of art by local artists for holiday gift giving. As well as the small works in the show, the works of 31 artists will be on display and for sale through the month of December. For further information about this show, telephone Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/04/2016   Event Time: All Day

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC
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87 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/04/2016   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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This December, Pan Harmonia continues its annual tradition of concerts benefiting those in need. This year’s event focuses on Animal Haven, which provides protection and refuge to homeless and abused animals. Its dedicated staff and volunteers have been rescuing farm and domestic animals since 2000. Situated on 10 magical acres in Oteen, the sanctuary is currently home to 64 animals including sheep, goats, pigs, geese, chickens, rabbits, ducks, dogs and cats. Using music to channel connection with community, Pan Harmonia presents a beguiling program of music by Baroque masters, including JS Bach. This concert will be diverse--like the animals at Animal Haven, and will include improvisation, unique instruments, and fantastic soundscapes. Proceeds will benefit Animal Haven to help support their good work with animals in need. A Baroque Music Benefit for Animal Haven Kate Steinbeck, flute • Rosalind, Buda, bassoon • Barbara Weiss, harpsichord Sunday, December 4, 3 PM • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St, Asheville Music of JS Bach, Baroque masters, and more! Free Admission. Generous donations appreciated in support of Animal Haven Animal Haven is located at 65 Lower Grassy Branch Road in East Asheville. The sanctuary is open to the public Tuesday thru Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Visit www.animalhavenofasheville.org to learn more. Pan Harmonia, Asheville’s own chamber music company, offers a mosaic of concerts, educational residencies and community outreach. Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck, this award-winning repertory company has been nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and creative vision.

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337 Charlotte St. , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 12/04/2016   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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The latest installment of Bar Wars takes place November 26th through December 5 (Repeal Day), and celebrates the first modern cocktail, The Manhattan.The cocktail competition challenges the best bars in the city to create the top Manhattan, with the final four mixologists going to a final mix-off on December 4 at Salvage Station. The 9 day event will include the citywide competition and voting for general public; industry events and evenings with brand representatives.   Bar Wars ends with a Repeal Day celebration with critically acclaimed author Philip Greene at Smoky Park Supper Club from 6-9pm. This ticketed event ($75) includes a cocktail hour, an illuminating and interactive seminar by Philip Greene, cocktails created by the Author, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a signed copy of his newest book, The Manhattan: The First Modern Cocktail. Philip will tell the story of the 'Perfect Cocktail', from its debut in 1875 to modern time cocktail culture. The evening will be lively with storytelling, delicious cocktails and beautiful people like you!

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665 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/04/2016   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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$15 5:30PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation. Seating without dinner reservation will be first come first serve. Call 828-575-2737 for tickets and reservations. Tickets are also available on line. Blue Yonder is a band from Charleston, West Virginia, that takes strands of early country and folk music – from swing to honky-tonk, bluegrass to rockabillly, hymns to pop – and weaves them together with award-winning original compositions and contemporary grooves. The group features three seasoned musicians each with distinctive and notable skills: award-winning songwriter John Lilly, national guitar champion Robert Shafer, and neo-trad bassist Will Carter.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/04/2016   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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42 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC
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$10 Advance / $5 Student & Past Performers Student Tickets will be cash at the door with student ID) : No advance sales for student tickets 7:30 Contemporary Guitar Ensemble 8:15 Large Jazz Ensemble 9:00 Wayne Shorter 9:45 Nina Simone 10:30 Xtet General Admission :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation. RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER (for a table) ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LOUNGE or THE MUSIC HALL by calling Isis at 828-575-2737. Otherwise, seating is available on a first come basis.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/04/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Deep River (featuring an Eagles-Linda Ronstadt Tribute Set)

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LinksWith 23 years of performing between Nashville and Asheville under our belts, Deep River features soaring lead and harmony vocals from its three female singers coupled with top-notch musicianship from its instrumentalists to create a unique recipe for Southern country music ‘stew’ including covers and originals flavored with rock, blues, Cajun, folk and bluegrass so our audiences can swing, two-step, shag or clog the night away. We play the best country music from the 80’s and 90’s including songs by Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis, Trio aka Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Cox Family, Shenandoah, Restless Heart, Highway 101 and Diamond Rio, as well as crossover hits from 70’s icons like Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles and Pure Prairie League, plus our original songs like ‘Civil War’ which was recently played on Asheville’s KISS Country 99 FM. Since 2007 Deep River has performed at numerous venues around WNC including Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, The Grove Park Inn, The Altamont Theatre, Biltmore Lake Summer Concert Series, Barleys Tap Room, The Purple Onion in Saluda, Feed & Seed in Fletcher, The WNC Mountain State Fair and The Saluda Arts & Music Festival, not to mention numerous private events and charitable shows. After hearing Deep River sing one of their own compositions, 'Remember Always', live on the Bell Buckle (Tennessee) Jamboree Radio Show, the late Charlie Louvin of the Country Music HOF duo, The Louvin Brothers, said, "I'd like to hear y'all play that song on the Grand Ole Opry." While they haven’t yet played the Opry, Deep River has sung with Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, as well as opened for country star Mark Wills and the 'First Lady of Bluegrass', Wilma Lee Cooper.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Fruit Bats started in the mid 1990's as the four-track project of Eric D. Johnson (of The Shins, Califone & Vetiver) The name "Fruit Bats" was actually one of many cryptic monikers scrawled on the cassettes. Somehow that one stuck. Some of the other band names included "Holiday Inn," and "Senseless Tripe." For a number of years there were many warbling, feedback laden tapes, but no shows and no band.In early 2000, Johnson joined the cast of characters that made up Califone and the whole Perishable Records family. It was this kinship with a bunch of like minded folks that coaxed the Fruit Bats from out of the bedroom and turned the shy lo-fi project into a real band.Brian Deck produced the first record, Echolocation, which featured hi-fi versions of many of the old four-track tunes. The album sold poorly, but garnered rave reviews in places like Mojo and The Village Voice, the latter calling it "a mini-masterpiece of zoology rock." Shows were offered, and a band was hastily put together. The lineup would remain ever shifting after that, always revolving around Johnson and a rotating cast of characters.Fruit Bats would sign with Sub Pop records in 2002 and release 4 successful records with the venerable Seattle imprint. They then toured the world, played on the TV and had a generally great time. Besides the aforementioned "zoology rock," the two best obscure genres the Fruit Bats have been linked to by the press are "bootgazer," and "rustic pop." So there you go.They'll be touring with My Morning Jacket in fall 2015, and will release their sixth full-length in early 2016.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/05/2016   Event Time: All Day

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We invite you to come to The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove to celebrate the birth of our Savior by singing your favorite Christmas carols and hearing an inspiring devotional thought from God's Word. Then enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon in our scenic dining room.
This event is intended for both individuals and church groups and will be a special morning of worship and inspiration. After lunch, feel free to explore the story of Billy Graham's life and ministry, visit our bookstore, tour the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, or just relax in the lobby by the fireplace.

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1 Porter Cove Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Ages 18+

Before even releasing their first album, U.K.-bred four-piece The Struts opened for The Rolling Stones in front of a crowd of 80,000 in Paris, got hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their four last-ever performances, and toured the U.S. on a string of sold-out shows that demanded the band move up to bigger venues to accommodate their fast-growing fanbase. Now with their full-length debut Everybody Wants, lead vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott, and drummer Gethin Davies reveal the supreme mix of massive riffs and powerfully catchy melodies that’s already slain so many adoring audiences around the globe.

“Every time we go into the studio we just want to channel exactly what we’re all about onstage—something big, fun, unapologetic, rock & roll,” says Spiller. “We love a song that makes everybody sing along, and touring quite extensively over the past few years has given us a lot of inspiration to bring that kind of energy to our album.”

The follow-up to Have You Heard—a 2015 EP whose lead single “Could Have Been Me” hit #1 on Spotify’s viral chart, earned more than 2.5 million Vevo/YouTube views, and shot to the top 5 on Modern Rock radio charts—Everybody Wants unleashes anthem after arena-ready anthem. Pairing up with producers like Gregg Alexander (former frontman for New Radicals) and Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger) and recording in such far-flung locales as a refurbished London church and a studio in the Spanish region of Andalucía, The Struts prove the iconic power that’s prompted Yahoo Music to name them “one of the most exciting and electric performers in rock today” and MTV to proclaim the band “well on their way to bringing rock & roll back to the forefront.”

Throughout Everybody Wants, The Struts offer their own undeniable twist on sweetly sleazy glam-rock, delivering huge hooks and making brilliant use of Spiller’s otherworldly vocal range. Even the album’s breakup songs come on full throttle, with “Mary Go Round” backing its dreamy acoustic balladry with heavy drums, blistering guitar work, and fantastically glam-minded lyrics (“I can’t even pour myself a glass of wine/Because every glass is stained with your lipstick shine”). Also evidence of The Struts’ romantic sensibilities, the sweeping, heart-on-sleeve intensity of “A Call Away” offers a stirring testament to love against the odds. “It’s about when I’d just moved to America and had a girlfriend back home, and everyone was asking how I was going to make it work,” explains Slack. “The song’s saying that we’ll make it work no matter what, no matter how many miles apart we are.”

At the core of Everybody Wants are power-chord-driven tracks like the hard-charging album-opener “Roll Up” (a “larger-than-life caricature of the person I am onstage, very glamorous and very cheeky,” according to Spiller) and the gritty-yet-exhilarating “Kiss This” (a breakup song whose “message is really about standing up for yourself—sort of our version of a ‘Young Hearts Run Free’-type song, but in a rock mentality,” Spiller notes). With its hip-shaking rhythms and euphoric harmonies, “Times Are Changin’” recaps the band’s recent glories (“I’ve been to New York City, I met the Rolling Stones”), while “The Ol’ Switcharoo” blends bubblegum melodies and horn-backed grooves into the world’s most irresistibly fun tribute to girlfriend-swapping.

The Struts also show their skill in merging high-drama storytelling and pop-perfect melody on Everybody Wants, with “Black Swan” spinning a darkly charged tale of warring families and star-crossed lovers. “I’d thought that ‘Black Swan’ would make a good title, so Luke and I started writing it together one night in his room,” recalls Slack. “We finished the melodies, and the next morning he’d come up with this whole tragic love story to put into the lyrics.” And on “Where Did She Go,” The Struts close out Everybody Wants with an infectiously stomping epic that first came to life when Spiller was just 15. “My parents had just moved to this horrible seaside town, which wasn’t a great place to be if you’ve got long hair or you’re just an individual in any way,” he says. “One night I was walking home quite drunk and started singing to myself, as you do, and this melody eventually came to me. I remember thinking, ‘What kind of melody could you get a whole football stadium full of people to sing along to?’, and then kept going from that.”

Forming The Struts in Derby, England, in 2012, all four members began making music as teenagers, initially finding inspiration in groups like Oasis and the Libertines and then tracking their idols’ influences to discover the glam bands that would one day shape their own sound. “When we first started, we both just wanted to make fun, happy rock songs with big choruses—the kind of thing that bands like Slade and T. Rex used to do,” says Slack of his collaboration with Spiller. The trademark tongue-in-cheek swagger of classic glam also played a key part in the naming of the band, Spiller points out. “We were in rehearsals and someone saw me strutting around as we were playing, and made the suggestion that we call ourselves The Struts,” he says. “We loved that from day one—it absolutely represents what we’re about.”

Largely on the strength of their dynamic live performance, the Struts fast built up a major following and started selling out shows all across Europe. Along with landing the Stade de France gig with the Rolling Stones, the band took the stage at the 2014 Isle of Wight Festival, with Spiller decked out in a shimmering-blue cape custom-made for him by Zandra Rhodes (the legendary designer who formerly created costumes for Queen’s Freddie Mercury and Brian May). Over the past few years Spiller’s role as a style idol has prevailed, with the New York Times recently spotlighting the singer in a fashion-centric feature and Ray Brown (an Australian designer who’s also dreamed up outfits for AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, and Lady Gaga) coming up with costumes for The Struts’ run of dates with Mötley Crüe.

In their lavish stage presence and magnetic appeal, The Struts have more than demonstrated a preternatural command of monumental crowds. But while all that glitz and flash never fail to thrill, the band’s impassioned music and high-powered spirit also fulfill a far greater purpose. “The main mission of the band is to bring back that feeling of fun and rock & roll, especially to all those people who are bored by what’s going on these days,” says Spiller. “We really believe that music, when it’s done right, can help you escape the present moment, and then just send you somewhere else entirely.”

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Asheville Gallery of Art December 2016 Show “All Squared Away” “All Squared Away” for December at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s December show, “All Squared Away,” will feature small works by 21 member artists. All pieces will be 18 inches square or smaller. The show will run from December 1-31 during gallery hours 11-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The public is cordially invited to a reception for the artists on Friday, December 2 from 5-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park. A wide range of subject matter, media, and styles will be represented. Those participating in the show enjoy the challenge of working small and within limited perimeters. Artist Jane Molinelli said, “Small paintings can be just as dynamic and energetic as large ones while providing a focal point or touch of color and interest to any collection.” Asheville Gallery of Art hopes art lovers will not only enjoy the show, but will use it to purchase affordable (and packable) works of art by local artists for holiday gift giving. As well as the small works in the show, the works of 31 artists will be on display and for sale through the month of December. For further information about this show, telephone Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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We invite you to come to The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove to celebrate the birth of our Savior by singing your favorite Christmas carols and hearing an inspiring devotional thought from God's Word. Then enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon in our scenic dining room. This event is intended for both individuals and church groups and will be a special morning of worship and inspiration. After lunch, feel free to explore the story of Billy Graham's life and ministry, visit our bookstore, tour the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, or just relax in the lobby by the fireplace.

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Event Date: 12/05/2016   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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We invite you to come to The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove to celebrate the birth of our Savior by singing your favorite Christmas carols and hearing an inspiring devotional thought from God's Word. Then enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon in our scenic dining room. This event is intended for both individuals and church groups and will be a special morning of worship and inspiration. After lunch, feel free to explore the story of Billy Graham's life and ministry, visit our bookstore, tour the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, or just relax in the lobby by the fireplace.

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One Porter Cove Rd. , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 12/05/2016   Event Time: 3:30 PM

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Marilynn will be playing Holiday piano music in the main lobby of Asheville Airport from 3:30-5:30 PM

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Asheville TM Center , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 12/05/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Talent Jam is returning to Asheville! An event that authentically connects our local talent and the organizations that need them in ways that traditional networking events or job fares simply don't. This is a high-energy hyperlocal event that features dueling, open-mic pitches where companies looking for talent and people that have talent each deliver alternating 60 second pitches. The event is followed by a casual but impactful networking reception. 

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/05/2016   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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A Sound Immersion relaxes the body and promotes deep meditative and rejuvenating states. While reclining or sitting and breathing slowly, your body is immersed in a bath of sound as River plays his singing bowls, gongs, shakers, hand pan, and large frame drums. Please bring a yoga mat to lie on and a pillow or blanket if desired.River's Studio is downstairs.   If you have any questions please email Rima at [email protected] 267 566 3911

Contact Info:
Address: , Asheville, NC 28801
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