Thursday, March 31, 2011
All proceeds go to the Black Mountain Greenway Commission whose mission is to create a pedestrian and bike friendly trail system that connects Montreat, Old Fort and Ridgecrest to Black Mountain, Swannanoa and Asheville.
You can still register for the race at REI, at the packet pickup from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Pisgah Brewing Co. or on the actual race day starting at 11:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
That's why Ingles Supermarkets is hosting the Gluten Free Food Fair at the Doubletree Biltmore Hotel in Asheville on Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. More than 50 vendors will be on hand to present viable food options for those living with a gluten intolerance.
Asheville being the Foodtopian Society that it is has several dining options for those living with the gluten free diet. Posana is a great example, as well as Laurey's Catering, Neo Cantina, and Well-Bred Bakery (in Weaverville). Each have multiple gluten free items on their menu.
It's important to note the a gluten free diet is not a fad diet to lose weight. It's the difference between feeling normal after eating or becoming terribly ill. Sensitivities to gluten vary and strict eating habits are a result. To learn more about gluten intolerance visit here.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Asheville has long been known as a desirable destination for residents of the sunshine state. However, with the rising cost of gasoline it can sometimes be challenging to make the drive across the southeast. Vision Airlines will cut those travel costs significantly and provide faster transport to an affordable mountain escape.
Flights are currently scheduled on Thursdays and Sundays so you take take a long weekend or a full week to enjoy all that Asheville has to offer. Visit Vision Airlines to learn more information. Be sure to order your free Asheville travel guide to help plan your trip.
Monday, March 28, 2011
The story is about a wealthy couple preparing to flee London and the ravages of the plague when a sailor and a young girl are caught sneaking in to their boarded-up home. Now, quarantined together for thirty days, the only thing these strangers fear more than the Black Death is each other.
One Flea Spare is an award winning play that began in London circa 1995. Now is your chance to see this dark, fiercely intense & humorous play. Ticket prices vary by show date (anywhere from $16 - $28) and are available here.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Home for 87 years to the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball team, McCormick Field has come a long way from it's original wooden structure. Through the years there have been renovations, the largest one being in the early 1990's where it was constructed using concrete. The field also had a cameo appearance in the movie Bull Durham back in 1998.
Baseball season is gearing up with the season opening home game being on April 15th, 2011. You can learn more about the Tourists here.
Here in Asheville we more often see these kind of sightings. They can be just as surprising, but are a bit more commonplace than Big Foot.
So, is this real? You be the judge. You can find the full story here.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Through the NCCCR's numerous events, programs and workshops, people can learn how to make the most of their retirement. Twice a year they offer a program called Paths to Creative Retirement which is a strictly non-commercial educational program focused mainly on the non-financial aspects of life’s second half. This informative program guides participants through decision-making exercises that reveal opportunities at each stage, help transform anxieties about the next chapter of life into a learning process, and teach you to formulate an action plan. It is truly one of the most unique retirement workshops in the country.
You can also attend the Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend which helps you examine your issues, concerns and possibilities to gain insights and pose questions that you may not have thought to ask. Facilitated discussions help prepare you for decisions ahead.
More information on these events can be found on the NCCCR website. With such an informative organization in place, it's no wonder that Asheville has been featured on numerous lists as a top retirement destination.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
ActionFest, the only international film festival devoted exclusively to action cinema and its unsung heroes, will once again showcase the most exciting action films from around the globe right here in Asheville. From April 7-10, 2011 there will be multiple events, screenings and a Stunt Show Extravaganza!
ActionFest 2 promises to be one of those sequels that's better than the original. This year’s ActionFest Lifetime Achievement Award will go to legendary stuntman Buddy Joe Hooker, whose career spans six decades and countless classic films, including First Blood and Deathproof. There will be other honors and tributes paid during the festival. Full details can be found here.
Undoubtedly one of the top highlights of ActionFest will be the Stunt Show Extravaganza. This year’s show promises to be a spectacle not to be missed, and has been made possible by motion picture stunt business veteran John Cann (Machete, Tango and Cash, Predator 2), President and CEO of Action P.A.C. Stunts, L.L.C., who is creating the show and providing the equipment along with Randy Fife (Robocop, Arlington Road).
Here's what movies have been confirmed at this time:
- Ironclad — an epic, blood-soaked account of a brutal castle siege starring Paul Giamatti;
- Little Big Soldier — a new period action film written by and starring Jackie Chan;
- Hobo With A Shotgun — the hot Sundance selection starring Rutger Hauer;
- Super — vigilante madness starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon and Liv Tyler;
- Bangkok Knockout — Thai action from the stunt team and filmmakers of Ong Bak;
- Outrage — a gritty and violent new Yakuza thriller from the legendary Takeshi Kitano;
- Bunraku — a surreal fist-and-sword epic starring Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Kevin McKidd, Ron Perlman and GACKT!;
- Machete Maidens Unleashed! — the titillating story of 70s exploitation films from the Philippines.
Monday, March 21, 2011
The team originally started out in south Chicago during the 1920's as the Globe Trotters. To give the team a better identity they added Harlem to the name in 1929, but even then it wasn't until 1968 that they played their first "home" game in the New York City borough. Despite their incredible record of wins (over 8,000), the team has changed over the years from competitive basketball to more of an entertainment exhibition. They have had their own feature film and numerous television cameos including Gilligan's Island, the Simpsons, and Futurama.
Tickets are still available to enjoy the antics of the Harlem Globetrotters. Prices range from $29 to $79 and are available here.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. Since their inception in 1986, they have risen to elite status among American jam bands. The current lineup includes guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz, keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann, and guitarist Jimmy Herring.
Tickets are still available for either night or you can buy a two day pass. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster - $43. 40 for a single night admission and $79.80 for both nights. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It has never been easier to take a tour of downtown Asheville’s Urban Trail, thanks to a free downloadable audio guide made available through the City of Asheville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.
The tour is designed for mp3 players, and walks participants through the 1.7-mile, 2-hour trail that highlights Asheville’s history, architecture, public art and local personalities. Though the Urban Trail has seen guided tours in the past, it was intended to be a self-guided, so people walking the trail can stop in shops and restaurants or other attractions and resume the tour on their own, a feature enhanced by the audio tour.
To further enhance the experience of the Urban Trail, a version is in the works that is geared towards children, as well as a tour that can be accessed by cell phone and an online slideshow tour with audio so people outside of Asheville can see the rich history its downtown holds.
Click here to download the audio tour, as well as both the Urban Trail map and brochure.
Friday, March 11, 2011
This weekend Asheville's River Arts District is proud to participate in Collect Art Asheville, the region-wide Second Saturday Initiative. Artists and art organizations throughout Western North Carolina open their doors and host openings, events classes and workshops on the second weekend of each month. All events are free and open to the public. Here are a few things you will see on Saturday, March 12 in the River Arts District.
Pink Dog Creative
• Brad Stroman - open 10-3 (Brad will be working on a new piece, so people may stop in and watch as a wabi-sabi composition is painted. He'll also be available to answer questions about the Japanese Zen Buddhist aesthetic of wabi-sabi.)
• William Price - open studio from 10-4
Studios of The Cotton Mill & Mill Gallery at 122 Riverside
• Cloth, BZ Design and Margaret Couch Cogswell - open 11-4:30
• Exhibition of works of building artists:
Upstairs: Ed Bauer, Christine Daugherty,John Mac Kah, Genie Maples, Skip Rohde, Nancy Silver
On display and for sale: works on paper, stained glass, landscape and prints in oils, etchings, figure in oils & acrylic.
Instruction available, demos, ongoing in some studios.
Downstairs: Eileen & Marty Black, Margaret Couch Cogswell, sutherland Handweaving Studio, Robin Black Walder, Barbara Zaretsky. Pottery, textile and fiber arts, jewelry, weaving
Workshops, demos and instruction.
Open from 10AM until 4PM, Monday through Saturday
Located on the corner of Riverside Dr.and W Haywood/Craven St, 828-551-5045
New paintings by Brit J Øie, Ben Kaleblevi and Lucretia Speas. - open 11am-4pm
Elizabeth Henderson - special open hours 11-3
Studio 2B2: Joyce Thornburg - extended open hours 10-5
240 Clingman Ave
Jonas Gerard Fine Art will be offering a fun-filled afternoon in which we'll be sharing the artists' history and work, first hand. Day also includes:
• A hospitality station with light refreshments
• Ongoing personal tours of the gallery and chance to see his "life story wall"
• Experience of our in-house dye-sublimation process by purchasing your own 8x8 or 12x12" tile
• An opportunity to win a free print for those visitors who are added to our email list
It's an exciting day for the whole family to enjoy!
Constance Williams Gallery
Salon du Vineyard and Constance Williams Gallery present conceptual clay artist Greg Vineyard’s latest showing of works for interaction and discussion, plus charity fundraiser.
"Mis-Community-Cation: Dioramas of Discord" encourages viewers to think about interaction and communication, as well as to play with art and attempt to bring harmony to chaos.
Meet the artist, play with the dioramas, mingle, make new friends.
10% of Vineyard’s proceeds on any of his work in Constance Williams Gallery during the run of the show will go to Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+, www.craftemergency.org), a non-profit that assists artists and crafters in need.
Constance Williams Gallery is located at 9 Riverside Dr., the middle building in the CURVE studios & garden tri-plex. Open Every Day 11 am – 4 pm.
Learn more about the River Arts District by visiting here.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Founded in June of 2006, the Blue Ridge Rollergirls make up Asheville, NC’s first all-female, flat track roller derby league. With their popularity and fan base soaring across Western North Carolina, BRRG was officially selected as a WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) Apprentice League. WFTDA, the international governing body for women’s flat track roller derby, selected Blue Ridge for apprenticeship along with nine other leagues from the United States, Canada and Europe. WFTDA apprenticeship is the entry step to becoming a full membership league in WFTDA making it the “big leagues” for the exploding sport of women’s flat track roller derby.
Tickets for the event are $10 in advance/ $12 the day of the bout. Fans under 12 are admitted free and the first bout starts at 5:00 P.M. Halftime entertainment includes the Asheville Hoops Troupe and Fifty Year flood.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Thanks to Chris Cassels with Casablanca Media for this great footage.
Monday, March 7, 2011
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
- Live music daily in the Conservatory and Winter Gardens.
- Special menu items at Biltmore restaurants.
- Ask a Gardener stations featuring Biltmore's horticultural experts answering guest questions on the weekends.
- Festival of Flowers commemorative wines at the Winery.
- Daily complimentary seminars at A Gardener's Place in the Conservatory
- An art show at Deerpark Restaurant.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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