The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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April 2019

Spring Kombucha Brew with Rosie Mulford

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
west asheville yoga, 602 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$25

Learn the art of a simple fermentation method to brew your own tea at home! This workshops includes a half-gallon jug of prepared organic tea (SCOBY and Mother juice) to finish fermenting at home! The workshop also includes a bottle of already-brewed tea that you flavor to your liking! Cost: $25

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Craft City Food & Art Tour

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$75

The Center for Craft is hosting a series of Craft City Food & Art Tours in 2019! Asheville is a Craft City. From the mugs we make out of local clay to the beer we brew with seasonal produce, craft is everywhere. We value the local, entrepreneurial, small-batch, high quality, and handmade. If you are curious about craft, join us as we explore what makes Asheville a Craft City. Discover craft in surprising places! Join local experts for a behind…

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Nashville Songwriters: Irene Kelley, Claire Lynch & Jerry Salley

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Folkmoot Center, 112 Virginia Ave
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
$25

Claire Lynch, Jerry Salley and Irene Kelley to play Nashville Songwriters show The long-running series on in-the-round performances began in Balsam in 1996 Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Time: Doors open at 6 6pm – 7pm social with the songwriters food trucks and beverages, music at 7:15 Price: $25/adult, $12/student. Tickets available at Folkmoot.org, at 828-452-2997, and at the door Begun at an inn in Balsam, NC, in 1996 and modeled after similar performances at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café, the…

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Raleigh Ringers in Brevard

April 6 @ 7:00 pm
Porter Center (Scott Concert Hall), Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Drive
Brevard, 28712
$15

Brevard First United Methodist Church and Brevard College are please to present the renowned handbell ensemble the Raleigh Ringers on Saturday, April 6 at 7:00. The concert will be held at the Porter Center of Brevard College. Tickets are $15 / adults and $5 for children, youth, or students with a college ID. In addition to six albums on compact disc, The Raleigh Ringers has released two full holiday concert videos. Two one-hour concert specials were created from the first…

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Cheley Tackett and Annie Mosher

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

“While friendships don’t always translate well into great music, the onstage chemistry between Cheley Tackett & Annie Mosher comes together like the waters of two rivers – one; turbulent, bluesy and guttural – the other; meandering and folksy….This anti-duo, duo delivers a wealth of songs, derived from passion, and it shows.” – Mane Event Productions review

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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen CD Release

April 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0020.00

Frank Solivan’s new CD is out …Here’s what I’d suggest. Listen to Mike Munford’s fantastic instrumental, Crack of Noon. To me, it’s proof that Solivan, Munford, Chris Luquette and Jeremy Middleton are the best instrumental unit in bluegrass these days.” – David Morris, Bluegrass Today

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Emma Charles opens for Howie Day, at the Doug Fir Lounge, Portland Oregon.

April 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214 United States
$18.00 – $20.00

Join singer-songwriter Emma Charles opening for Howie Day at 9:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019 performing live at the Doug Fir Lounge, Portland Oregon. Link to buy tickets → https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1796161?fbclid=IwAR0s9_wLLDtW9oVthYOK2BO_LMSMps6gxMVH9RHZKDh1Vpe_trb4z-kUb5w Ages 21+

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Uncommon Market Asheville at Asheville Outlets

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$22

On the hunt for the old, the bold, the creative and the unexpected? Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) is pleased to host Uncommon Market Asheville Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the center. Now in its 5th season, Uncommon Market Asheville is the city’s largest destination bringing together quality antiques, vintage decor, art, jewelry, home furnishings and MORE! Food trucks and adult beverages will be available. Admission $2 per person; children and friendly dogs are free. This…

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Week of the Young Child Celebration

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ira B. Jones Elementary School, 544 Kimberly Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$8

Week of the Young Child Celebration Sunday, April 7, 2019 Ira B. Jones Elementary School (544 Kimberly Ave., Asheville, NC 28804) 2:00 p.m. Ticketed Magic Show ($8 per person, all ages) 3:00-5:00 p.m. Drop-In Pop-Up Adventure Playground (free and open to the community) Join us to celebrate the Week of the Young Child and support young children in Buncombe County! Each year, families, friends, and supporters of Buncombe Partnership for Children enjoy a day of play and performances that honor…

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Harwood-Cole Memorial Literary Lecture: J. Drew Lanham

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kittredge Theater, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
Free

Come hear J. Drew Lanham for the Harwood-Cole Memorial Literary Lecture at Warren Wilson College's Kittredge Theater. He is an avid birder, naturalist, and author of: The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. Tickets are free!

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Roger Street Friedman Duo

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0012.00

“Late to Bat, But Hits Another Home run” said No Depression magazine of New York singer-songwriter Roger Street Friedman after the release of his second album at the age of 54. The roots rocker, who has a third album in the works, sings about the joys and challenges of life, resonating with audiences of all ages. Accompanied by Matt Schneider on upright bass.

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Seamus Egan Project

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$25.0025.00

Seamus Egan is touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests, and making music that points towards the origins of Solas in the 1990s.

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Mary Laura Philpott presents I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

April 8 @ 6:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
Free

Mary Laura Philpott thought she'd cracked the code. Always make the right choices and you'll always be happy. But what happens if taking every correct turn somehow leads you down the wrong road and, worse, to a destination you barely recognize? I Miss You When I Blink is a brave and candid debut memoir-in-essays, brimming with self-effacing wit and suffused with hard-earned wisdom. Mary Laura Philpott's writing has been featured in print or online by the New York Times, Washington…

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Nathan Ballingrud Launches “Wounds”

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Malaprop's Bookstore is thrilled to be the launch site for Nathan Ballingrud's new collection, published today. In his first collection, North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud carved out a distinctly singular place in American fiction with his "piercing and merciless" ( Toronto Globe and Mail) portrayals of the monsters that haunt our lives--both real and imagined: "What Nathan Ballingrud does in North American Lake Monsters is to reinvigorate the horror tradition" (Los Angeles Review of Books). Now, in Wounds, Ballingrud…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by The Darren Nicholson Band

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Darren Nicholson is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of 5 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards. Including Entertainer of the Year (2014), Song of the Year (2011), and Album of the Year (2006).

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Propagating and Growing Dahlias

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$12.00

Brian Killingsworth, Bullington’s dahlia guru, will discuss and demonstrate how to grow these spectacular plants in your garden. Bring last season’s clumps of tubers to see how to divide into individual tubers. $12

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Craft Night

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Echoview Fiber Mill + Shop, 76 Jupiter Rd.
Weaverville, 28787 United States
Free

Community craft night! We keep our doors open late so that we can all hang out and work on our personal projects in good company. We usually make a big pot of soup or something yummy (and vegetarian) to share, but folks are more than welcome to bring snacks! We hang out, snack, make, chat, and listen to music or a movie! There are folks here with all different skills and talents, so if you're feeling stuck on a project,…

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Oliver Penn

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0010.00

“Oliver Penn throws country, funk, hip-hop and rockabilly influences into his own special brand of the blues.” — HOUSTON PRESS Soulful and sweet / gritty and biting – his music spans a broad spectrum. Oliver Penn is a guitarist and singer who brings a refreshing fervor to the stage.

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Ultimate Nature Lovers Workshop

April 11 - April 14
Mountain Lens, 6356 Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
$1,395

Ultimate Nature Lovers Workshop! Bryan Peterson Three-Day Workshop April 11-14th, 2019 Meet and greet April 10th, 7pm Bryan has been a successful commercial photographer for over 35 years. His clients include American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips, and Citibank. In addition, he has received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual seven times, Print Magazine four times and has also won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award. He has also been a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor…

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Mama’s Broke

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0012.00

Intricate instrumentals. Dark tales and haunting harmonies. Original sounds born from age-old traditions. This deeply rooted Nova Scotia duo creates a soundscape that is both familiar and new.

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Tied Up in Knotts Starring Karen Knotts

April 11 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$20 – $21

A must-see for kids of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s who grew up laughing at Don Knotts as Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith show! It’s a father-daughter story about growing up in a celebrity ‘Diva’ world with the love of Mayberry.

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Amy Steinberg

April 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0020.00

Laugh, cry, clap along with Amy Steinberg once again in our main hall. Amy is a bluesy, folky rock singer songwriter like none other, uplifting and thought provoking. For a night of joyful mayhem, come out to play.

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Asheville Wordfest Healing the Soul of Appalachia

April 12 - April 14
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Maintaining a commitment to multicultural programming, the 11th Asheville Wordfest invites audiences and participants to venture deeply into spaces of tension and complexity in search of possibility with readings and workshops featuring poets, authors, artists, storytellers, and community facilitators. Asheville's Literary Festival, Asheville Wordfest, welcomes North Carolina Poet Laureate, Jake Shelton Green. Wordfest is delighted to host North Carolina's Poet Laureate, particularly Jaki whose devotion to teaching and building the SisSTAR-hood runs as deep as the rivers rushing inside our…

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Introduction to Alcohol Inks

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$60

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the newest and most exciting media to hit the art community: alcohol inks. Their popularity is well-deserved! With very little effort or experience, you can create incredible textures, brilliant colors, and intricate patterns on a wide variety of surfaces. Whether you’re a new artist, or have been “making stuff” for years, Deana Murchison will show you how to create beautiful, professional-looking artwork for your home or office. Only you…

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Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Dan and Laurel combine violin, harmonies, and guitar with stellar songwriting into a unique blend of “lyrically refreshing and musically diverse roots folk”. Touring North America extensively since teaming up in early 2013, performing house concerts to folk festivals, their concerts are brimming with stories and humor. Their new album, “Driving By Candlelight” is available here at the show.

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Danielle Nicole Band

April 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Drawing comparisons to Susan Tedeschi and Etta James, Danielle Nicole delivers a sweeping vocal range and powerful telling of her lyrics every time she hits the stage.

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Asheville Farmstead School: Family Discovery Day – Stewardship

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Asheville Farmstead School, 218 Morgan Cove Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
Free

Who: All ages and all families! Theme: This month we will be exploring the theme of STEWARDSHIP. We learn about Earth day, the meaning behind the Lorax, and what it means to be a steward of nature. We will also be planting some trees around the Farmstead so we can practice being stewards! What: Family Discovery Day is an opportunity to come explore the Farmstead with family for FREE. At each event we will provide a craft, forest exploration prompt,…

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Odyssey Co-op Gallery’s Second Saturdays Celebration

April 13 @ 11:00 am
Odyssey Co-Op Gallery, 238 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Odyssey Co-op Gallery and Odyssey Ceramic Arts Studios are celebrating their fresh art exhibitions with new their featured artist works, live music, snacks and artist’s demonstrations.

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Kids Day (And Then Some!) Weekend at Asheville Outlets

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Asheville Outlets will join forces with area nonprofits to host a Kids Day (And Then Some!) Saturday, April 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring interactive booths and displays, live music, games, strolling magic, crafts, balloon art, face painting and a wide variety of other family-focused events on-mall and in the parking lot. Also taking place on Saturday, a Summer Camp Expo providing an opportunity for parents to learn about area camps including traditional overnight, sports, arts, day and…

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Wet Your Whiskers – Wine Tasting to Benefit FUR of WNC

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, 250 Pigeon Street
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
$35.00

Join supporters of Feline Urgent Rescue of WNC for a wine tasting and the culmination of the cat photo contest from 5:30-7:30pm on Saturday, April 13. Vote for your favorite cat photo or your friends' photos. Event takes place in the Daniel & Belle Fangmeyer Theatre at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre located at 250 Pigeon Street in Waynesville. Tickets are $35 each and will include heavy hors 'd'oeuvres and 3 wine/beer tastings. Sponsorships are available for $125. Cat photo…

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Hidden Exhibit Opening Night

April 13 @ 6:00 pm
THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, 39 Market Street
Asheville , 28801
$10

You are invited to the opening night viewing party for the groundbreaking project, "Hidden." Body Love Coach Christine Garvin and Photographer Sarah Hooker combined forces to create this photo essay exhibit that highlights the hidden illnesses and disabilities that many women face. Christine's world exploded in summer 2018 after emergency surgeries that left her with an ileostomy bag, and her eyes were opened to how many women in the US are hiding their illnesses behind a cloak of shame. Sarah…

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Plywood Cowboy

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Take yourself back to the days of dusty country roads, carefree summers, and your radio tuned to music that was soulful and authentic. Enter Plywood Cowboy, crafting songs ripe with these nostalgic comforts, yet perfectly suited for the soundtrack of modern life.

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Lula Wiles

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Lula Wiles exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music. Infusing their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and dissonant multi-layered vocals, they reclaim folk music in their own voice. The musicians switch roles – Burke and Buckland on guitar / fiddle, Obomsawin on bass, all three singing and writing—but no matter who’s playing what, they operate in close tandem.

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Al Petteway & Amy White

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0020.00

Grammy and Indie Award winners Al Petteway & Amy White return to Isis with their loving humor, critter tales and virtuosic instrumental skills. A great way to relax and escape the stresses of every day life for a short while.

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Barbara Brown Taylor with “Holy Envy” – at Cathedral of All Souls

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cathedal of All Souls, 7 Boston Way
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
Free

Barbara Brown Taylor, beloved spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author, specializes in helping us find the sacred in unexpected places. In Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, she continues her spiritual journey, contemplating the many ways she encountered God while teaching a college course on the world’s religions to students in rural Georgia. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to arrive early for a seat. Additional details will be provided…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Powder Keg

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

PowderKeg’s sound diversifies from straight up punk and explores blues, country, bluegrass, metal, funk and folk, fusing genres together while still keeping an exciting up-tempo mood throughout.

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Frank Harmon presents Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Frank Harmon, FAIA, has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. Native Places is a collection of 64 watercolor sketches paired with mini-essays about architecture, landscape, everyday objects, and nature. The sketches relate the delight found in ordinary places. The short essays illustrate ideas and thoughts sparked by that image and offer a fresh interpretation of ordinary things. The goal of Native Places is, in part, to transform the way we see.

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6th Annual Earth Day Film: “Tommorrow” the documentary

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lenoir Ryhne Center for Sustainability Studies
Free

On April 17th, at 6:30pm Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville, in partnership with The Organic Growers School will be hosting a film screening of "Tomorrow" a documentary directed by Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent. Tomorrow deals with the issues of climate change and optimistically identifies concrete solutions to the environmental and social issues we face in the 21st century, be it agriculture, energy, education and governance. The film will be followed by a discussion of activities already taking place in the…

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Andrew Reynolds presents The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Featuring LGBTQ icons from America to Ireland, Britain to New Zealand; Reynolds documents their successes and failures, heartwarming stories of acceptance and heartbreaking stories of ostracism, demonstrating the ways in which an individual can change the views and…

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Jon Shain and FJ Ventre

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Jon Shain and FJ Ventre mix some serious blues chops into the singer-songwriter/Americana genre. Hailing from the Triangle area of NC, they tour nationally and are fast making a name for themselves as producers at Good Luck Studio in Chapel Hill, NC. For fans of John Hiatt, The Band, and Keb’ Mo’.

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Bettman & Halpin, Americana Songs & Stories

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0020.00

Bettman & Halpin‘s concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry.

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Broken Bone Bathtub

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$30

SIOBHAN O’LOUGHLIN brings her intimate solo theatrical event to Asheville, NC from April 19th-28th, 2019. BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is the award-winning immersive one-person play taking place inside a bathtub—in an actual private residence. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection. The small-scale audience takes on the role of Siobhan’s close friends; listening and sharing their own experiences, and…

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Carsie Blanton

April 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0018.00

New Orleans based Carsie Blanton releases Buck Up on Feb 15, 2019 with a west coast tour with the Wood Brothers. The new album, which features Oliver Wood on the title track, is a collection of narratives flecked with grief but told through Carsie’s infectious swagger and razor sharp wit, buoyed by her silvery vocals.

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Lake Junaluska Easter Celebration

April 20 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 8:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Weekend activities include the Lake Junaluska Friends of the Lake 5K, Easter egg hunts and a sunrise service at the amphitheater below the Cross with preaching by Rev. Carl H. King. Rain location: Memorial Chapel.

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Friends of the Lake 5K Race, Walk & Kids Fun Run

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Join runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels during the Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk. All proceeds go towards the maintenance and beautification of the lake and grounds at Lake Junaluska. Registration is required and will open in January for the 2019 event. * 5K Road Race: 9:00 a.m. * 5K Walk: 9:05 a.m. * Kids Fun Run (for kids ages 10 and under): 9:45 a.m. Registration Fees: * Register by April 5, 2019…

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Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Junaluska

April 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States
Free

Children ages 12 and under are invited to join the annual Easter Egg Hunt located near Stuart Auditorium. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance for photos! Free and open to the public. * 11:30 a.m. - Ages 1-3 * 11:35 a.m. - Ages 4-7 * 11:40 a.m. - Ages 8-12 Sandwiches, hot dogs and other lunch items will be available for purchase near the information tent.

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Craft City Food & Art Tour

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$75

Asheville is a Craft City. From the mugs we make out of local clay to the beer we brew with seasonal produce, craft is everywhere. We value the local, entrepreneurial, small-batch, high quality, and handmade. If you are curious about craft, join us as we explore what makes Asheville a Craft City. Discover craft in surprising places! Join local experts for a behind the scenes tour of the best small-batch, high-quality, and handmade in Asheville. Visit galleries, taste local beers,…

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Easter Sunrise Service at Lake Junaluska

April 21 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Begin Easter Sunday with a powerful Sunrise Service at the amphitheater below the Lake Junaluska Cross with preaching by Rev. Carl H. King. Rain location: Memorial Chapel.

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An Evening with Frank & Allie Lee

April 21 @ 6:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12

Join Frank & Allie Lee for an evening of Southern folk music! The NC newlyweds will win your heart with harmony singing, guitars, banjos, harmonica, & fiddle. More fun than a barrel of...banjos!

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Jeff Mann & Julia Watts present LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia

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

This collection, the first of its kind, gathers fiction and poetry from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer authors from Appalachia. Like much Appalachian literature, these works are pervaded with an attachment to family and the mountain landscape, yet balancing queer and Appalachian identities is an undertaking fraught with conflict. This collection confronts the problematic and complex intersections of place, family, sexuality, gender, and religion with which LGBTQ Appalachians often grapple. With works by established writers such as Dorothy Allison,…

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