Event Date: 12/20/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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40 Gerber Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 12/21/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday Produced by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts December 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday is an artistic production in celebration of black heritage, contributions, creativity, and community, featuring music, dance, and poetry woven into a dramatic story. Guided by the creative team of director Daniele Martin, music director Jonathan Santos, and choreographer Michael Hayes, the show features live music by Santos Soul and the Soulution Band, with contributions from local artists such as the Urban Arts Institute (UAI) dancers, Olympia Garrett, JaNesha Renee, Kia Rice, Kasia Maatafale and DJ Twan. Coordinated by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts, proceeds from this show will be used to support ongoing and developing opportunities for artists, performers and culture bearers of color in Asheville. Produced by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts; Directed by Daniele Martin, music direction by Jonathan Santos, and choreography by Michael Hayes. Tickets are $5.00 - $20.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/22/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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BLACK NATIVITY: BLACK LIBERATION is set in current day Asheville, and features Mary, Joseph, 3 wise-women, 4 shepherds, and a crew of townspeople, on the eve of the birth of Jesus. A traditional story told using music, movement and performance set against a contemporary backdrop, this reimagining will delve into housing insecurity, gentrification, racism, social mobility, and other topical and urgent issues facing many communities in Asheville, to create a world premiere that ultimately delivers a message of hope and liberation.

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20-44 Eagle Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/22/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is proud to announce their upcoming production of A Christmas Carol, presented by our youth theatre division, The Montford Moppetsǃ All performances will be held at the Land of the Sky United Church of Christ, 15 Overbrook Place, Asheville 28805, Dec. 14, 16, 21, 22 & 23 at 7:30pm. This performance like ALL of Montford Park Players’ shows will be absolutely FREE to attend.

This classic tale of greed and redemption is one of the best-known plays in all of literature. The show has been presented by Montford Park Players every year since 1977, and this year, will feature our youth theatre, The Montford Moppets, taking every role both onstage and backstageǃ

Montford Park Players, has been presenting Shakespeare and other classical works to the Asheville community since 1973, and has since grown to be one of Western North Carolina’s most beloved and well-known cultural attractions.

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15 Overbrook Pl , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 12/24/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Early Bird Open Mic Want to give standup comedy a try but still need to be home and in bed for Conan? Come to Haywood Lounge every Monday night at 6:30 for comedy and the best chicken wings in Asheville! No cover

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590 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 12/29/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Jamie Laval's Celtic Christmas December 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas captures the beauty and atmosphere of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Iceland during the holidays. An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas. Headlining the show is internationally-acclaimed violinist and storyteller Jamie Laval. Laval has performed for Her Majesty The Queen, appeared on the NBC Today show, and presented a TEDx Talk. His recent album Murmurs and Drones was voted “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. Joining Laval is a cast of young, critically-prasied performers of Celtic harp, woodwinds, guitar, Irish step dancing, and extraordinary vocals. Tickets are $35.00 - $40.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/30/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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De la Noche is a band that plays traditional and nouveau Argentine tango music.

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39 S Market St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/31/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 12/31/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Cirque Musica presents Crescendo blends the grace and skill of internationally touring cirque performers with the stunning symphonic music of the Asheville Symphony. This high-flying performance features jugglers, acrobats, and contortionists in a full sensory experience. Darko Butorac, conductor

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/05/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Craft Conversation 1 of 5 T'ai Smith and Namita Wiggers Join us for public conversations about research and projects connected to craft studies! These are not formal lectures. Instead, we invite you into the evening classroom of the MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies, Warren Wilson College, where you can hear how people conduct, analyze, share, and discuss their work on craft history and theory.  Programs begin promptly at 6:30 PM and end at 8:30 PM. Programs are free and open to the public; reservations requested Each presenter shares their work for 30 minutes each, followed by discussion between presenters, MA students, and audience for 60 minutes. Want to learn more about the presenters? Learn about T'ai Smith here Learn about Namita Gupta Wiggers here Upcoming Craft Conversations: Craft Conversation 2 of 5: Lisa Vinebaum and Linda Sandino Craft Conversation 3 of 5: Ben Lignel and Judith Leemann Craft Conversation 4 of 5: Christina Burke and Marilyn Zapf Craft Conversation 5 of 5: Information Session and Pecha Kucha with Students

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67 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/07/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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8-weeks. Mondays 6-9pm. January 7- February 25. The objective of this course is to develop a basic understanding of the human form in three-dimensions based on work with a live model, and then utilize that knowledge for abstraction. By combining the human figure with geometric forms you will expand your palette of techniques, and create some truly dynamic, inspired work. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $350 + $75 Lab and Live Model Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/08/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Craft Conversation 2 of 5 Join us for public conversations about research and projects connected to craft studies! These are not formal lectures. Instead, we invite you into the evening classroom of the MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies, Warren Wilson College, where you can hear how people conduct, analyze, share, and discuss their work on craft history and theory.  Programs begin promptly at 6:30 PM and end at 8:30 PM. Programs are free and open to the public; reservations requested Each presenter shares their work for 30 minutes each, followed by discussion between presenters, MA students, and audience for 60 minutes. Want to learn more about the presenters? Learn about Lisa Vinebaum here Learn about Linda Sandino here Upcoming Craft Conversations: Craft Conversation 3 of 5: Ben Lignel and Judith Leemann Craft Conversation 4 of 5: Christina Burke and Marilyn Zapf Craft Conversation 5 of 5: Information Session and Pecha Kucha with Students

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67 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/08/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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8-weeks. Tuesdays 6:30-9pm. January 8- February 26. In this class we will be focusing our efforts into creating beautiful plates, platters, and assorted dishes to liven up your serving game at home. Implementing plaster mold making and slab construction, we will be making both loose and refined forms that showcase surface design and fluidity. This class takes a fun, whimsical, and creative approach to forming and decorating, while providing students with solid fundamentals for their future handbuilding endeavors. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $310 + $55 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/09/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Did you know you can use materials like dirt, insects, and plants to dye yarn, string, and cloth? The Center for Craft has teamed up with Asheville-based weaver Danielle Burke and Local Cloth for an exciting hands-on experience! Drop in to Local Cloth’s studio for an evening of natural-dye and weaving tutorials. A collaborative weaving project will be on-site for participants to contribute to with their very own hand-dyed yarns! $1-10 sliding scale recommended, all ages are welcome. Natural Dye Test Tiles, Courtesy of the artist Danielle Burke. Weaving Template, Photo courtesy of the artist Danielle Burke. Program is co-presented by the Center for Craft and Local Cloth, Inc. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition In Times of Seismic Sorrows, on view August 21, 2018 - January 26, 2019 at the Center for Craft. www.craftcreativitydesign.org/in-times-of-seismic-sorrows In Times of Seismic Sorrows is curated and organized by the Center for Craft. The Center for Craft is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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207 Coxe Ave. , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/09/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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8-weeks. Wednesdays 6:30-9pm. January 9- February 27. Bowls are often overlooked by potters because they are such a simple form, but they have so much potential! In this intermediate level class, we will explore bowls of all sizes and shapes on the potter’s wheel to create forms that reflect your unique style. We will also discuss and practice surface design through mishima (slip inlay), painting, and sgraffito carving. By the end of the session we will have made pieces that are not only visually interesting, but accurately represent your personal style and sensibilities. Level: Intermediate and Advanced. Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/10/2019   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Introduction To Sculpture with Mac McCusker. 8-weeks. Thursdays, 11am-1:30pm. January 10- February 28. Ever wanted to try your hand at sculpting with clay? This introductory class will enable you to competently create small-scale sculptures of animals or people. Learn to build with slabs, coils, and solid clay sculpting to advance your ceramic skills or elevate the quality of your work! Using images and sketches as a reference, we will make several pieces in class using a combination of building techniques. This class is for all levels. Level: All Levels. Tuition: $310 + $55 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/10/2019   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Join us on the Second Sunday of each month for local arts, crafts, and unique finds!

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4 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/10/2019   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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Alternatives To Glaze with Cynthia Lee. 8-weeks. Thursdays 3-5:30pm. January 10- February 28. Consider experimenting with some unorthodox surface treatments for a new look in your work. Using tiles, we will play with materials rolled on wet clay and cold surface techniques on bisque clay. Demonstrations and discussions will include applying these concepts to functional and sculptural work. Come with imagination, without reservations and a yearning for creative research! Level: Intermediate. Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/10/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Craft Conversation 3 of 5 Ben Lignel and Judith Leemann Join us for public conversations about research and projects connected to craft studies! These are not formal lectures. Instead, we invite you into the evening classroom of the MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies, Warren Wilson College, where you can hear how people conduct, analyze, share, and discuss their work on craft history and theory.  Programs begin promptly at 6:30 PM and end at 8:30 PM. Programs are free and open to the public; reservations requested Each presenter shares their work for 30 minutes each, followed by discussion between presenters, MA students, and audience for 60 minutes. Want to learn more about the presenters? Learn more about Ben Lignel here Learn more about Judith Leemann here Upcoming Craft Conversations: Craft Conversation 4 of 5: Christina Burke and Marilyn Zapf Craft Conversation 5 of 5: Information Session and Pecha Kucha with Students

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67 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/11/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Abby Roach, affectionally known as Abby The Spoon Lady, is a world class spoon playing phenomenon with a You Tube video that boasts well over 1 million views.  Well known Asheville buskers (street entertainers),  Abby and Chris produce a unique sound of "Appalachian Blues" as they combine their talents of rhythm and tune.  Abby will be telling stories of her 8 years spent riding the rails across America on her quest for a new beginning while living a hobo lifestyle.  She and Chris most recently appeared at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough during the Storytellers Studio at the International Storytelling Center. The talented duo have been the subject of several television documentaries.  Abby hosts a radio show in Asheville, NC. and is an extremely active advocate for street entertainers serving as a liaison between the buskers, the downtown merchants and the Asheville city government.  She created the Asheville Buskers Collective and can be credited with securing better relationships between street entertainers, the merchants and the police department in Asheville, NC. Doors open at 6pm for best seating.  Beer, wine and beverages available from the bar.  Parking is free and easy in the rear of the building in the Moog Music parking lots AFTER 5:30pm.  Show begins promptly at 7pm and there will be an intermission.  In case of incliment weather the show may be postponed to a later date and tickets can be forwarded for that show.  For more information visit storytellingcalendar.com

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174 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 01/11/2019   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Nunsense-A-Men January 11-27, 2019 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm When the Little Sisters of Hoboken – comprised of a former circus performer, a wannabe ballerina, a streetwise nun, a sister that’s lost her mind, and an overly ambitious second in command – discover that their cook, Sister Julia Child of God has poisoned 52 of their sisters, they must raise money to bury their dead. Think Mrs. Doubtfire goes to the convent for this delightfully funny and heartfelt show. Directed by Sarah Fowler. Nunsense-A-Men runs January 11-27, 2019 in 35below on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $25.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, or by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2019   Event Time: All Day

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18 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2019   Event Time: All Day

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18 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2019   Event Time: 9:30 AM

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ONLY 12 SPACES AVAILABLE--RESERVE YOURS NOW! Writing is a lonely business--but it doesn't have to be! Make writing time one of your New Year's resolutions and join us at the Flatiron Writers Room in West Asheville for a day-long retreat that includes communal writing, time for yourself, an individual session with novelist Heather Newton or screenwriter Maggie Marshall and fellowship with other participants. You can also add on an optional neck and shoulder 'Writer's Massage" with one of our resident professional massage therapists (massage tickets limited). For an idea of what the day will look like click here:   All-Day Retreat Schedule Let your loved ones know that this gift of writing time is what you want for the holidays! For complete agenda and other information, including the option to register by check, see our website:  www.flatironwritersroom.com or email us at flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com. FAQs What's the refund policy? Inclement weather: If we postpone the retreat due to weather, we will email you and post an announcement on our websites by 7 a.m. on January 12, 2019. The weather make-up day for the retreat is Saturday, January 19, 2018. The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel the retreat if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until seven days before the retreat via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/12/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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African Folktales Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am Join a variety of characters in stories from the folktale traditions from across Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. Our stories include Anansi, porquoi tales and trickster tales. Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series! Performed January 12, 2019 at 10 am on the ACT Mainstage. Tickets are $7.00 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT box office.

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35 East Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Saturdays 10am-12:30pm. 8-weeks. January 12- March 2. Get ready to throw! This 8-week beginner’s course is designed to teach new potters the fundamentals of wheel-throwing, trimming, and glazing to make a variety of complete, food-safe and functional wares. By the end of this course, students will be able to confidently make pottery in any studio setting. Seasoned beginners are also encouraged to try new techniques to reach an intermediate level. Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner. Tuition: $295 + $45 Lab Fee.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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A Simple Space — Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. As a multiple award-winning performance group described by UK Express as “Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit,” A Simple Space pushes the limits of performance art by defying gravity as they are tossed weightlessly through the air. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Traditional Seating Tickets: Regular $45; Student $40; Child $20. Special Stage Seating Tickets: Regular $60; Student $60; Child $60. Box Office: 828-257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

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18 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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2 South Pack Square , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/12/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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2 South Pack Square , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/13/2019   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Schumann: Piano Trio in F major, Op. 80 Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Piano Trio, Op. 24 Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor Founded in Paris in 2009, Trio Karénine is lauded for its musical integrity and joie de vivre by critics and audiences alike. Top prize winner at the ARD International Competition in 2013, the ensemble has performed in major halls including Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Pleyel and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montréal, Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, and Prinzregentheater and Herkulessaal in Munich. The trio has toured Asia, both in China with the Festival Croisements, and in Japan.

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1 Edwin Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/14/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Guitar enthusiasts meet monthly to learn, play and share guitar tips, techniques and fun. All skill levels welcome (Rookies, Minors & Majors). Main presentation 6PM, Breakouts 7PM. First meeting always free. Details: www.guitarleague.com. Meeting held at Days Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Tunnel Road, Asheville.

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201 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 01/14/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Guitar enthusiasts meet monthly to learn, play and share guitar tips, techniques and fun. All skill levels welcome (Rookies, Minors & Majors). Main presentation 6PM, Breakouts 7PM. First meeting always free. Details: www.guitarleague.com. Meeting held at Days Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Tunnel Road, Asheville.

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/15/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Craft Conversation 4 Christina Burke and Marilyn Zapf Join us for public conversations about research and projects connected to craft studies! These are not formal lectures. Instead, we invite you into the evening classroom of the MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies, Warren Wilson College, where you can hear how people conduct, analyze, share, and discuss their work on craft history and theory.  Programs begin promptly at 6:30 PM and end at 8:30 PM. Programs are free and open to the public; reservations requested Each presenter shares their work for 30 minutes each, followed by discussion between presenters, MA students, and audience for 60 minutes. Want to learn more about the presenters? Learn more about Christina Burke here Learn more about Marilyn Zapf here

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67 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 01/16/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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The secret to writing stories is simple, Frank O’Connor once said in an interview. “You grab somebody and say Look, an extraordinary thing happened to me yesterday - I met a man - he said this to me –  and that, to me is a theme. The moment you grab somebody by the lapels and you’ve got something to tell, that’s a real story.”  This 6-week workshop will examine techniques, offer critiques and encourage participants to write their own attention-getting stories. We will also discuss things to consider in compiling a short story collection. Class meets Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm beginning January 16, 2019. As an add-on, students registered for this workshop may purchase individual 30-minute coaching sessions with the instructor to take place during the six weeks of the workshop. In the event inclement weather causes a class session to be cancelled, the make-up class will take place on February 27, 2019, 6:30pm. To register by check instead of via Eventbrite, mail your check to Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC  28806. You will be registered when we receive your payment, space permitting. Read your Eventbrite confirmation email for information you will need for the class.  Dale Neal is a novelist and veteran journalist in Asheville.  He is the author of the award-winning Cow Across America and The Half-Life of Home. His latest novel Appalachian Book of the Dead, a Southern Buddhist thriller, will be published in September 2019.  As a reporter, he traveled everywhere from Upper Paw Paw in Madison County to Karachi in Pakistan, covering culture, books, religion, business, science and technology for the Asheville Citizen-Times. His short stories and essays have appeared in Arts & Letters, North Carolina Literary Review, Carolina Quarterly and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College.  Refund Policy The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until 5 p.m. one week before the class starts via Eventbrite or email to flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made. 

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 01/18/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you're not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you've never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It's the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome. Tuition: $55 Per person. **Please note the groupon offer has expired.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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