Impossibilities - October 3 & 4
Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Erik Dobell have teamed up to bring you a night of stunning magic, reality shattering mindreading and hilarious mayhem. A night where impossibilities are brought to life right in front of your eyes. With a combined 40+ years in the art of magic, Chris Collins and Erik Dobell have traveled from Las Vegas to South Korea performing their award winning shows for audiences and companies such as the NFL, Sony Electronics, and Carnival Cruise Lines. Now they're brining their show to Asheville's North Carolina Stage Company. You don't want to miss the opportunity to see two world class performers amaze and astound you; do not miss: IMPOSSIBILITIES! Showtimes are October 3rd and 4th at 8:00PM and October 5th at 2:00PM TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT: http://www.ncstage.org/productions/impossibilities-magic-show/
YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND
38 North French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Spreading the power of funk from coast to coast Funk has a new spokes band, and that band is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band formed in 2002 and went through a few incarnations before culminating into the dynamic ensemble it is today. Mary Frances “Mama Funk” creates a sultry platform for her keyboard and keytar playing with her powerhouse vocals.
Hillhouse's own Tyler Mack will be opening for them with his band Supatight. Supatight delivers a high energy live performance that is funk driven and appeals to a wide variety of audiences. While specializing in hard-hitting funk, their music incorporates elements of reggae, soul, jazz, and comedic country. Supatight blends intricately timed grooves with improvisational components resulting in an authentic, full sound, drawing diverse styles from every member of the band.
October 04, 2014
38 North French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 12:30pm $29.99
Resonate is an all day sound healing and vibrational wisdom expo. Tune in and immerse yourself in a day of sound healing, toning, meditation, yoga, dance, intuitive arts, and drumming. The intention of this community event is to empower people to experience and utilize sound, frequency and vibrational medicine in their own lives. We will ride a harmonic wave on the playground between science and spirituality. Resonate is a collaborative combination of musical performances, scientific workshops, healing meditation, movement, and metaphysical offerings.
October 10th, 2014
The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. The 10th Anniversary event will be held October 10-12 at beautiful Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC. Learn about herbal medicine and women's health from dozens of inspiring presenters and over 60 classes with topics ranging from plant identification, using herbs and traditional medicine, nutrition, health and healing, creativity, mindful living, and more. Celebrate earth-based healing and women's wisdom in a joyful and loving community. Connect with the web of wise women dedicated to a new paradigm of health and wholeness for ourselves and the earth. Special guests include Rosita Arvigo, Aviva Romm, Rachel Bagby, Monica Corrado, Kathleen Maier, ALisa Starkweather, Robin Rose Bennett, Jody Noe, and many more! For all of the details and easy online registration visit www.sewisewomen.com
October 11, 2014 - 1pm to 6pm
The Asheville Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 11 from 1pm to 6pm on Coxe Avenue on downtown Asheville’s south slope. Tickets are $40 on Oct. 1. Oktoberfest is a 21 and over festival, we encourage you to leave the kids at home. If you must bring children, those 8 and up must have a designated driver ticket. Children under 7 will be admitted free. Designated driver tickets are available for $15. Back for the 6th year is internationally-renowned “oompah” band, The Stratton Mountain Boys. Their happy yodeling songs, shoe-slapping dances and lively spirited Polka music are sure to incite dancing in the street and rousing cheers of “Prost!” Following a parade down Coxe Avenue, the ceremonial tapping of the keg will officially open the festivities. Oktoberfest features beer tastings from local breweries including: Appalachian Mountain Brewery Asheville Brewing Company Boojum Brewing Company Catawba Brewing Company French Broad Brewing Company Green Man Brewery Highland Brewing Company Hi-Wire Brewing Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB) Noble Cider Oskar Blues Brewery Pisgah Brewing Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Twin Leaf Brewery Many brewers will feature seasonal ales for Oktoberfest and will be on hand to discuss their beers. Oktoberfest will also feature traditional German lagers from Spaten-Franziskaner and Chateau Ste. Michelle will be sampling several wines from their line. The popular Oktoberfest Games are back as well pitting brewery against brewery with favorites like the stein race and keg-rolling contest along with new feats for participants to conquer.
October 11, 2014
Tour Grovewood Studios! Open Studios is a free, self-guided tour of the artist studios on the Grovewood Gallery grounds. Mediums range from painting to woodworking to sculpture. The tour presents an opportunity for visitors to interact with professional artists, see artwork at the source, and expose them to the rich talent that Asheville has to offer. Located adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn in North Asheville. Free parking for Grovewood patrons on site.
Bi-Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
October 16, 2014 - October 19, 2014
US Cellular Center
87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Thursday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free
Over 200 exhibitors, craft demonstrations and live regional music and entertainment!
For four days in October, the US Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C., comes alive with fine traditional and contemporary crafts. Over 200 craftspeople fill the two levels of the center, selling their works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry.
The Fairs, a local tradition since 1948, showcase the work of members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Having been accepted into the Guild through a rigorous jury process, these craftspeople are the best of the best in the Appalachian region. Membership is open to artists living in the mountain counties of nine states from Maryland to Alabama. The Fairs also feature craft demonstrations, and, beginning on Friday, local musicians share their love of traditional and bluegrass mountain music live on the arena stage. Unlike any other fair, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands is an experience, a place to show off the talent and innovation of Guild members. It is diverse: Crafts rooted in Appalachian traditions are featured along with the work of contemporary artists, reinventing their medium to accommodate the modern world and to reflect their view of it.
LEAF - Lake Eden Arts Festival
October 16, 2014 - October 19, 2014
See website for pricing structures.
LEAF is one of the treasured traditions for families and friends across the Southeast and beyond. A weekend at LEAF is the equivalent of going on a year-long, multi-cultural music, arts, dance and outdoor-adventures journey, which "recharges our batteries." A few aspects that make LEAF "one of the best fests in the country" [re: Johnny Irion] is the FAMILY-friendly atmosphere, the diverse sampling of arts and music, the setting and the intimate size.
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