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December 2019

Runaway Home Band Plays Isis Music Hall

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - October 4, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12

Runaway Home is a Panoramic-Americana duo based out of Nashville, TN. They will be performing 12/5/2019 at Isis Music Hall at 7 pm. 743 Haywood Road, Asheville,  NC. 28806

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January 2020

Mark de Castrique launches Murder in Rat Alley

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - February 4 @ 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Iraq War veteran Sam Blackman with his prosthetic leg and his no-nonsense private eye partner Nakayla Robertson love their investigations which always carry a thread from the past--and they love each other. An interracial couple in the new South, the Asheville pair deploy humor both to bind them together and to deflect insults. Plus, it helps deal with the tragedies their work uncovers. Such a tragedy interrupts a meeting between the PIs and the neighboring law office when a body…

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Henderson County Beekeepers Assoc. 2020 Beekeeping School

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - February 24 @ 9:00 pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, 455 Research Drive
Mills River, 28759
$75

Courses to prepare you to successfully care for your bees as a first year beekeeper. Each Monday night for 7 weeks plus 2 apiary sessions. Over a dozen instructors from the southeast. $75 fee includes textbook, course material and a 1 year family membership to HCBA (up to 4 family members can attend).

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FLY FISHING SHOW

January 17 - January 18
HILLTOP AUTO, 577 Upward Road
Flat Rock, NC 28782 United States
$4.00

HillTop Fly Tyers are hosting a Fly Fishing Show for the entire family to enjoy. Tying demonstrations, door prizes awarded 2x daily with special Youth Fly Rod pkgs. called 2 x daily. Local and regional fly tyers and outfitters will share fly-fishing tips. Attendees are invited to sit and tie with demonstrators. This is a show for everyone from the curious to the experienced fly fisher.

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Mountain Murders: A True Crime Podcast Live Show

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Join the Western North Carolina based podcasters from Mountain Murders for an afternoon of true crime, comedy, booze and live audience participation! Heather and Dylan will discuss truly terrifying Appalachian true crime cases! Come hang out with the biggest creeps in town & Warm up with a hot blooded murder

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LaZoom Comedy: Carter Deems

January 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$12

Carter Deems is a stand up comedian, writer and friendly battle rapper originally from the town of Cartersville, Georgia (for real). He is a cast member on the upcoming Season 14 of the MTV show Wild ‘n Out and his YouTube videos have gained millions of views. Carter was a member of the writing staff for the TV show Drop The Mic on TBS and he is currently a writer on the Emmy nominated series Epic Rap Battles of History.…

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Fringe Fest Kick Off Party

January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lazy Diamond, 4 Woodfin St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Party + Performance Celebrate 18 years of art from the edges. It's all about community, performance art, surprises! Grab a festival guide, meet artists, hear updates, and enjoy entertainment by Dr. Aqueous. Returning from an unknown rift in time, he and his Fantastik Apparatus will debut a brand new adventure. Is this the future or 1999? 3D Goggles are available at the door.

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A Newberry New Year with Joe Newberry

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$18 – $20

Isis favorite Joe Newberry returns in the new year with some new songs and a couple of new hats!

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Comedian Michael Palascak

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$15

Comedian Michael Palascak Live at The Mothlight Sunday, January 19th Doors 7pm Tickets: $15 Michael Palascak was named the 2018 Stand-up of the Year by the Late Nite Last Week podcast for his performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He’s also done stand-up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CONAN, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Letterman, Comedy Central's HALF HOUR, was a top 5 Finalist on LAST COMIC STANDING, and this past summer he performed…

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Nashville In Asheville: Writers-In-The-Round feat. Natascha Myers, Paige Rose, and Nicole Miller

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15

Nashville singer/songwriters Natascha Myers, Nicole Miller, & Paige Rose bring the world-renowned Bluebird Café to ISIS Music Hall with an intimate, writers-in-the-round performance on January 19.

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Asheville Poetry Series – Dr. Martin Luther King Day Reading

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, 39 Market Street
Asheville , 28801
$5

On January 20, at 7:30 P.M., Asheville Poetry Series presents our annual MLK Day reading, featuring guest speaker Barbara Milford and poets Kevin Evans and Caleb Beissert, plus an open mic, where we invite all people to share poems and thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings of peace, racial harmony, and economic equality. Stick around after the reading for live jazz and funk. $5 suggested donation at door. Find more information about Asheville Poetry Series at:…

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John Russell presents All the Right Circles

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Fans of Pat Conroy will enjoy John Russell's long-awaited second novel, a rich, multi-generational story of money and morals, power and race, sex and sanity, set in a changing America. John Russell is the author of the award-winning novel Favorite Sons, which the New York Times heralded as "...a novel of ideas sweeping grandly through more than 40 years of Southern history."

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by The Theo and Brenna Band

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Theo and Brenna MacMillan are a sibling duo who offer a signature vocal blend and multi-instrumental talent. They have a similar love for the sound of beautiful music, regardless of genre and whether original composition or classic arrangements, their performances impress. From playing together in college to now fronting their own bluegrass band, the duo have proven their musical integrity with an array of audiences. You can expect to hear two and three-part harmonies, warm instrumentation, memorable melodies, and heartfelt…

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The Bookstore & You: Beneficial Relationship Building for Authors with Gold Leaf Literary

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Caroline Christopoulos and Lauren Harr of Gold Leaf Literary Services, LLC will hold an informational session for authors on best practices for working with bookstores to create a mutually beneficial relationship. They will discuss publishing options and how they affect bookstore relationships, ways to help boost sales, making the most of author events, and more. Christopoulos and Harr have decades of experience in the book industry and have taught courses for authors through the Great Smokies Writing Program, Flatiron Writers…

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E. Patrick Johnson, Ph.D. presents Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Combining oral history with magical realism and poetry, Honeypot is an engaging and moving book that reveals the complexity of identity while offering a creative method for scholarship to represent the lives of other people in a rich and dynamic way. E. Patrick Johnson is Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University and the author and editor of several books, most recently No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Theory, also published…

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Jacob Johnson

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15 – $18

“The guitar is not just an instrument in the hands of Jacob Johnson – it’s his soul-mate.” – No Depression

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Lady Antebellum Guitarist Slim Gambill @ Isis Music Hall!

January 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$20

Fresh off of features in ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, PARADE, JAZZ GUITAR TODAY, Lady Antebellum guitarist Slim Gambill is making his Asheville debut with his instrumental jazz/rock/jam band project! http://www.slimgambill.com Jason “Slim” Gambill Is a multi-genre guitarist, producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the multi- platinum Capitol Nashville recording artist Lady Antebellum, who has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, racked up 7 GRAMMYs and countless ACM, CMA and People’s Choice Awards,…

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Slim Gambill, Guitarist for Lady Antebellum: “Fake Jazz & Theme Songs” LP Launch Tour

January 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$2023

Fresh off of features in ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, PARADE, JAZZ GUITAR TODAY, Lady Antebellum guitarist Slim Gambill is making his Asheville debut with his instrumental jazz/rock/jam band project!

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Upcoming Public Star Gazes

January 24 @ 5:30 pm
Astronomy Club of Asheville
FREE

24 January 2020 – Friday night – This public star gaze will be held at Grassland Mountain Observatory in Madison County, with a weather backup night of Saturday, 25TH January . This event is free and open to the general public — registration is not necessary to attend. A temporary gate code, required for entry, will be provided on the day of the star gaze by 4:00 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found here.

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Frederick the Younger

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10 – $12

Retro groove pop band Frederick the Younger are known for their infectious power harmonies, catchy melodies and explosive live shows. Their follow up EP “Fever” is out January 31st, 2020.

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Bumper Jacksons

January 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1518

Like an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans, the Bumper Jacksons pull together a vast array of early American traditions into a deliciously high-spirit sound.

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LaZoom Comedy: Kelly Collette

January 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$12

Kelly Collette has been a finalist on CMT's Next Big Comic, and tours clubs and colleges throughout the country. Her jokes have been featured on Pandora and Sirius XM. She has performed at the prestigious Limestone Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest and The Lucielle Ball Comedy Festival. She is featured on the CD from Lucyfest called "Live From Jamestown". She recently headlined the 3rd annual Super Dope Comedy Festival. Kelly toured with The Nobodies…

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Asheville Sister Cities Burns Night Supper

January 25 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road
Asheville, 28804
$100

A Robert Burns 261st Birthday Celebration Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Country Club of Asheville. The event is sponsored by the Dunkeld and Birnam Committee of Asheville Sister Cities, Inc. (a 501c3 non-profit) which will benefit from the net proceeds of the dinner, optional whisky tasting, and charity raffle & auction. A formal Robert Burns Dinner Ceremony beginning at 5:30 pm will include a three course meal with Haggis, a piper, poets, dancers and…

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Alien Music Club Presents “The British Are Coming”

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12 – $15

Alien Music Club presents a revolutionary take on an iconic period in music history, The British Invasion! Expect tears of joy and an uplifted spirit!

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LaZoom Comedy: Rachel Fogletto

January 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$12

Rachel Fogletto is Philadelphia based stand-up comedian, self-described charming oversharer and middle-shelf wine enthusiast. Rachel has performed all over the country, and has even made international appearances in Canada and Sweden. The best compliment she has received to date was from an audience member who told her, "You were so funny you ruined my night." Rachel got her start by producing and hosting the showcase, Comedy-Gasm! which had a popular and successful 3 year run, and founded the long running…

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Cynn Chadwick launches Things That Women Do

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Join us to celebrate the launch of Things That Women Do, by Cindy Chadwick. Marie Hefley, editor of the Great Smokies Review, will moderate a panel discussion between Chadwick and authors Vicki Lane, Mildred Barya, Laura Hope-Gill, Jennifer McGaha, and Ellen J. Perry. Cynn Chadwick is an author of seven novels.

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The Levins

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1215

The Levins are a harmony-driven acoustic duo known for their sun-splashed, peace-filled music that connects on a universal level. ”The open-hearted songs of The Levins feed my soul!”- John Platt, WFUV

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The Levins duo in Concert

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12 – $15

New York contemporary folk duo The Levins make their debut at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC on January 26th! The Levins duo will bring their joyous music to Isis Music hall, showcasing songs from their recent release, Caravan of Dawn. The Levins offer lyrically-rich acoustic music that is warm and uplifting without skating over life's complexities. From harmony in voice to harmony for humanity, husband and wife duo The Levins, uplift and unite with feel-good folk-pop, infectious musicality, sharp…

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Comedy at Fleetwood’s: Jeena Bloom

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Jeena Bloom is a transgender comic that SiriusXM once described as “the unicorniest unicorn in New York City.” She brings a wild and profane sense of humor along with bracing honesty to the stage. Jeena has been featured on Comedy Central, Viceland, SiriusXM, Vulture and on the popular podcast Guys We Fucked. She is the winner of the 2018 Harlem Comedy Festival and can now be seen dividing her time between Los Angeles and New York and everywhere in between.…

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Cynthia Newberry Martin presents Tidal Flats

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Mary Cassatt Miller falls for famous photojournalist Ethan Graham. But it's complicated. For months at a time, Ethan's work takes him to Afghanistan, and Cass, who's passionate about her job in Atlanta, wants a husband who comes home at night. Then, there's the issue of family--he wants one; she doesn't. What they do want is a life together. In this elegant and honest debut novel, Cass and Ethan must navigate that fine line between the things they want for themselves…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Damn Tall Buildings

January 28 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

“The Carter Family for the millennial generation.” (Boston Globe). Damn Tall Buildings will be out touring to promote the release of their 2019 LP, ‘Don’t Look Down’.

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Nick Bruel presents Bad Kitty Joins the Team (Children’s Event)

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Join us to kick of the tour for Nick Bruel's newest book! See Kitty as you've never seen her before: EXERCISING (reluctantly) in the latest installment of the phenomenally successful New York Times–bestelling series. Kitty is terribly out of shape—she can barely torment Puppy without needing a break to huff and puff! When Kitty's owner catches her wheezing, Kitty is told it's time to EXERCISE. It takes some serious convincing, a high-stakes competition, and a little bit of trickery but…

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Bennett Sullivan

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12 – $15

North Carolina born and bred Bennett Sullivan creates soundscapes on 5-string banjo. You’ll get swept away by his original instrumental music and songwriting, influenced by bluegrass, jazz and more.

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Italian Night with Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith

January 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15

Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith of the Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers join forces to perform an evening of string music. The music will be Italian themed and Chef Neal will match the mood with Italian features on the menu. Our regular menu will be available as well. . Come with friends and enjoy a great dinner accompanied by beautiful music!

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Upcoming Public Star Gazes

January 31 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm

31st of January – Friday night The location for this star gaze will be Lookout Observatory on the UNC Asheville campus, with a weather backup date of Saturday 1st February 2020 While the event is free and open to the general public, pre-registration is required to attend. To learn more about how to register, please visit the UNCA Lookout Observatory website here

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Jess Klein

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1215

The New York Times calls Jess Klein “a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity.” She has toured the U.S.,Europe and Japan on her own and with Arlo Guthrie, John Fullbright, and Carlene Carter.

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Seven Singers Singing: A Musical Revue by Dave Bates

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - February 2 @ 9:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$20.00

The Magnetic Theatre hosts Seven Singers Singing: A Musical Revue by Dave Bates, January 31 through February 1, 2020. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the The Magnetic Theatre in the River Arts District. Seven Singers Singing is cabaret-style musical revue, featuring some of the area's finest vocal talent. The songs, written by local musician Dave Bates, run the gamut from bouncy show tunes to soulful ballads. Seven singers will also delight audiences with comic…

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LaZoom Comedy: Pedro Gonzalez

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$10

Pedro is a Colombian American comedian. He immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and started to do comedy soon after he started to speak English. He's risen through the ranks of New York comedians and was selected as a Finalist of the New York's Funniest Comedy Competition in 2018, and in 2019 was selected as a Finalist of the Stand Up NBC national comedian search, and in the same year filmed his TV debut on the Late Night with…

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February 2020

The Plunge Benefit-t-t-ting Kids in the Creek & Environmental Education

February 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Champion Credit Union Aquatics Center, 77 Penland Street
Canton, NC 28716 United States
$10 – $25

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, Haywood Waterways Association and the Town of Canton are hosting the “8th Annual Plunge Benefit-t-t-ting Kids in the Creek & Environmental Education”. The Plunge is a community event, bringing together public officials, schools, businesses, churches, and many others to support kids and clean water. It will at the Champion Credit Union Aquatics Center. The cost is $25 ($10 for under age 18) or FREE by raising sponsorships; 100% of the proceeds benefit Haywood Waterways' youth…

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Lyle Lovett

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28607 United States
$35-4535

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances display not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity…

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Frances Luke Accord

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15

“Frances Luke Accord are the definition of lean-in music.” – Joni Deutsch, NPR’s Mountain Stage When Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers put their songs and their voices together, there is a delicate and powerful magic that commands the room to attention. The duo is known as Frances Luke Accord, and they are what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” Their soulful branch of indie-folk is orchestrated with spare and sophisticated acoustic threads woven into a lush backdrop…

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LaZoom Comedy: Andrew Orolfo

February 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$10

Filipino American, Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s "top knot" comedians by... don't even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Comedy Central’s Clusterfest. He can be heard on Sirius XM Radio and seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He currently headlines colleges across the country. Featuring Pedro Gonzalez Tickets $10 advance, $12 day of https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lazoom-comedy-andrew-orolfo-tickets-80594719977

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Comedy at Fleetwood’s: Blaire Erskine

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Blaire Erskine is a weekend regular at Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Lounge, where she entertains audiences with silly observations and stories inspired by her eccentric family, rural upbringing, and love for cats. When she’s not telling jokes in Atlanta, you can catch her performing at venues all across the Southeast. Featuring tba Tickets $7 advance, $10 day of https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-at-fleetwoods-blaire-erskine-tickets-86017437471

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Abby Artemisia presents The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Let The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders be your helpful compendium of herbal information and recipes for building health and tending to minor ailments out on the homestead. Abby Artemisia, a botanist, herbalist, and professional forager, has created this user-friendly resource. If you're an herbal novice, this guide will demystify the world of herbs. For those with some herbal experience, it will take you deeper into helpful home remedies with new techniques and recipes. Take control of your own health care…

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Catana Chetwynd launches Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$14.99 – $20

We welcome Catana Chetwynd to Malaprop's at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 4 to celebrate the release of SNUG, the followup to LITTLE MOMENTS OF LOVE. Catana will be joined by her boyfriend John and a book signing will follow their talk and audience Q&A. We'll also have some celebratory sweet treats! Tickets include a copy of SNUG as well as admission to the event and signing line. See the Malaprop's website for ticket info. Why bother getting out of…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Serene Green

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

The members of Serene Green share a common goal—to influence the progression of bluegrass music with their own songs. Serene Green performances include mostly original songs, often mixed with a few traditional bluegrass songs or fiddle tunes. Serene Green is on a mission to preserve one of America’s greatest traditions, with a vibrant sound emphasizing instrumental prowess, soaring three-part harmonies, and original songwriting.

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Phoebe Kilby and Betty Kilby-Baldwin discuss Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Race remains a potent and divisive force in our society. It is clear that the scars from the United States' histories of slavery and racial discrimination run too deep to simply be ignored. But what are the most productive ways to deal with the toxic and torturous legacies of American racism? Slavery's Descendants brings together contributors from a variety of racial backgrounds, all members or associates of a national racial reconciliation organization called Coming to the Table, to tell their…

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A.I.M

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28607 United States
5$5-25

The mission of A.I.M, under the artistic direction of choreographer Kyle Abraham, is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in…

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Lauren Anderson & Meg Williams

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

Move over boys, cause the women just rolled into town. Lauren Anderson and Meg Williams are two front-woman based in Nashville, TN who joined forces on the road. Between Lauren’s soulful, rockin’ vocals and Meg’s high-energy, bluesy guitar this is a show you won’t wanna miss.

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Monette Chilson presents Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

There is, perhaps, no more powerful archetype of female resistance than Lilith. As women across the globe rise up against the patriarchy, Lilith stands beside them, misogyny's original challenger. This anthology—a chorus of voices hitting chords of defiance, liberation, anger and joy—reclaims the goodness of women bold enough to hold tight to their essence. Through poetry, prose, incantation, prayer and imagery, women from all walks of life invite you to join them in the revolutionary act of claiming their place…

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