A Cappella Alive!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 7-9 p.m. at Givens Gerber Park (Community Room), 40 Gerber Rd., Asheville.
What’s Your Next Move?
Life skills and daily living workshop led by Tony Shivers. 6:30 p.m. at The SPARC Foundation, 225 East Chestnut Street in Asheville. For more details, contact Missy Reed, (828) 777-7130.
Drama that takes a look at today’s justice system. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. at 35below, Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St. in downtown Asheville. Tickets: $20. Call (828) 254-1320 or visit www.ashevilletheatre.org.
Saturday, March 16
Affrilachia y el Caribe
A celebration of cultural diversity, this evening of poetry readings and storytelling features Shauna M. Morgan, Frank X. Walker, and Ricardo Nazario-Colon. Hosted by the Appalachian Studies Association, the program begins at 8 p.m. at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market Street in Asheville.
Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23
Creating Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Andrea Kulish will demonstrate pysanky, a wax-resistant method of decorating Easter eggs. Each egg is designed with symbols and colors intended to bring love, health, or success. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Grovewood Gallery, 111 Grovewood Rd. in Asheville.
Saturday, March 23
Nasty Women and Bad Hombres Art Exhibition
Group exhibition of work by artists standing up against threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. More than 100 pieces of local artwork, priced between $1-$200, can be purchased with 100% of proceeds going to our local Planned Parenthood affiliate. 6 – 9 p.m. at The Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street in Asheville. Go to www.nastywomenexhibitionavl.com.
Saturday, March 23
LaZoom Comedy Night: Damon Sumner
Co-host of the hilarious podcast, “Forth and Ten,” Sumner was a semi-finalist for the American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition. Born in West Virginia and raised in Georgia, Sumner brings his own stories and unique observations to the stage. 18+. Tickets: $8 advance; $12 door. 9 p.m. at LaZoom Room Bar & Gorilla, 76 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. www.lazoomtours.com.
Thursday, March 28
An informal monthly gathering of artists, writers, musicians and art patrons. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Held every month on the last Thursday at 362 Depot Gallery, 362 Depot Street in Asheville.
Thursday, March 28
Funk/Soul tunes from the Beatles, Gorillaz, Santigold, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Thundercat, Leon Bridges, John Scofield, Stevie Wonder, and more. $5 at door. 21+. 10 p.m. at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall, 55 College Street in Asheville.
March 29 – 31
Awake and Sing
A Jewish family of three generations lives crammed together in a Bronx apartment during the Great Depression. Performed as Readers Theatre Friday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in 35below (35 East Walnut Street in Asheville); Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus. Tickets are $7 and are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT box office.
Friday, April 5
Accoustic voice-and-guitar duo blends folk and jazz for a refreshing blend of composed music and original material. Free. 6 – 8 p.m at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville.
Saturday, April 6
Mini Maker Faire
A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. Free. 1 – 5 p.m. at UNCA, 1 University Heights in Asheville. asheville.makerfaire.com.
Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7
Asheville Orchid Festival
Exhibits, educational programs, and lectures from world-class orchid growers and breeders. Orchids will be available for purchase. $5 per person at the door. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way in Asheville.
Monday, April 8
Brown v. Board of Education 65th Anniversary
Civil rights activist and Medal of Freedom winner Sylvia Mendez will be the keynote speaker for UNCA’s activities commemorating the 65th anniversary of the historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down school segregation laws. 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Lipinsky Hall, 300 Library Lane in Asheville.
Tuesday, April 9
Auditions: The Constant Wife
The Autumn Players will hold auditions from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in 35below. The Constant Wife will be performed as reader’s theatre. The director, Anita Chapman, seeks five men and four women. Auditions are open to all in the community; no previous experience required. All audition material is provided at the auditions. Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut Street in Asheville.
An interactive tour focusing on Asheville’s resilient African American history and future in the arts, environmentalism, and entrepreneurship. Tours run most Thursdays through Saturdays, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Call (828) 275-5305 or email email@example.com for details and to register.