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2/10/2012 - Asheville area performing arts calendar for the coming week
by Take 5 - Asheville Citizen Times

ACOUSTIC

Solas, 8 p.m. today, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Maggie and the Romantics, 7 p.m. today at The Classic WineSeller, 20 Church St., Waynesville. 452-6000.

"Asheville Talent Slam" 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Contest like TV show "America's Got Talent," open to N.C. residents 13 years or older. Three winners awarded. Benefit for Eblen Charities. Open registration and info at www.bioflyer.wordpress.com.

Darin and Brooke Aldridge bluegrass, 8 p.m. Saturday, The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. $15. 270-7747.

Youngs Mountain Music, 10 acts featuring mountain music every Saturday at 7 p.m., Mountain Music Drive (off U.S. 19E), Burnsville. 675-4790.

Magnetic Music presents Asheville Improvisational Music Festival, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, Magnetic Field, 372 Depot St. $18. 257-4003.

Angela Heatherly and Terry Wetton, 4 p.m. Sunday, The Guitar Academy of WNC's Music Listening Room, 235 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. Tickets $15 and up. www.wncguitar academy.com/listening-rm.

"Share The Warmth" benefit concert, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Haywood Community College, Clyde. Music by Hominy Valley Boys and other local performers, cloggers, jam sessions. $10 minimum donation. Fundraiser for heating assistance. 627-4522 or 648-1515 for tickets or visit Champion Credit Union or HCC bookstore.

PROJECT Trio, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Brooklyn-based trio of beatbox flute, cello, bass. $20. $5 UNCA students. $7 area students. 251-6674 or cesap.unca.edu.

"Cosi Fan Tutte": 8 p.m. Feb. 17-18, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Biltmore Avenue, Asheville. $30-$53, student tickets $17-$35. One hour prior to performance, attend pre-show talk by conductor and stage director in lower lobby. 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, Farthing Auditorium at Appalachian State University, Boone. $20, $11 age 6-18, $10 ASU students, $5 age 5 and younger. 262-4046 or www.pas.appstate.edu.

Annual Bluegrass First Class, Feb. 17-19, Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Drive, Asheville. Dailey & Vincent perform both days. $45 or $90 for both days. Sunday 9 a.m. gospel show is free. 275-8650. www.bluegrassfirstclass.com.

Lorraine Conard, Ray Chesna, and Greg Kidd on bass, 7 p.m. Feb. 17, The Classic WineSeller, 20 Church St., Waynesville. 452-6000.

ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, The Arts Center in Marshall. $12. Visit www.madisoncountyarts.com or call 649-1301.

Jamie Laval Celtic concert with guitarist David Brown and flutist/bagpiper E.J. Jones, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-24, Transylvania Community Arts Council, 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard. $15, $8 students. 884-2787 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Christopher O'Reilly, pianist, 8 p.m. March 3, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Danny Ellis, "800 Voices: My Life in an Irish Orphange," 8 p.m. March 9, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Biltmore Avenue. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Danny Ellis "An Irishman in America," 8 p.m. March 10, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Biltmore Avenue. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Marc Yaxley, 4 p.m. March 11, The Guitar Academy of WNC's Music Listening Room, 235 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. Tickets $15 and up. www.wncguitaracademy.com/listening-rm.

Sagapool, 8 p.m. March 22, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square/Biltmore Avenue. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Lunasa, 8 p.m. March 24, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square/Biltmore Avenue. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Mavis Staples, of The Staple Singers, 8 p.m. March 31, Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. $35. $5 UNCA students. $7 area students. Gospel, soul, R&B. 251-6674 or cesap.unca.edu.

Al Petteway and Amy White, 4 p.m. April 22, The Guitar Academy of WNC's Music Listening Room, 235 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. Tickets $15 and up. www.wncguitaracademy.com/listening-rm.

Teada with Seamus Begley, 8 p.m. May 11, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Tom Fisch, 4 p.m. May 13, The Guitar Academy of WNC's Music Listening Room, 235 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. Tickets $15 and up. www.wncguitaracademy.com/listening-rm.

The Teatotalers with John Doyle, Martin Hayes eand Kevin Crawford, 8 p.m. May 24, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Chuck Brodsky, 4 p.m. June 10, The Guitar Academy of WNC's Music Listening Room, 235 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. Tickets $15 and up. www.wncguitaracademy.com/listening-rm.

Danny Ellis, 4 p.m. July 8, The Guitar Academy of WNC's Music Listening Room, 235 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. Tickets $15 and up. www.wncguitaracademy.com/listening-rm.

CHRISTIAN AND GOSPEL

Concert of Spirituals: Traditional African-American spirituals at 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 1 Dundee St., Asheville. Featuring Brothers of Faith, Spiritual Voices, St. John "A" choirs. Donations accepted.

CLASSICAL AND CHORAL

AmiciMusic presents "It's a Fine (Four-Hand) Romance," 7 p.m. today, White Horse, 105-C Montreat Road, Black Mountain. Featuring pianists David Troy Francis and Daniel Weiser. $15, $5 students/children. 669-0816.

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, "Beethoven's Pastoral" Symphony," 8 p.m. Saturday, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 254-7046. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

AmiciMusic private house concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, at a home off Town Mountain Road, Asheville. $35 includes wine and food. Reservations required. Call Dan at 505-2903 or e-mail daniel@amicimusic.org.

Pan Harmonious Chamber Series, Fabio Parrini on piano, Kate Steinbeck on flute, Maria Parrini on cello. 5 p.m. Sunday, The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. $15. 270-7747.

Third Sunday Concert Series: 4 p.m. Feb. 19, First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, corner of Church Street and Fifth Avenue. Featured performer is Christopher Tavernier, presenting Five Authentic Hungarian Folksongs, Transcendental Etude No. 1 and No. 2 by Liszt and Widmung Dedication by Schumann-Liszt. 693-4275.

Cafe String Quartet, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, Jubilee! Community, 46 Wall St., Asheville. By donation. Fundraiser for Helpmate. 545-8865 or www.echocooperative.org.

Alexander String Quartet, 8 p.m. March 2, Unitarian Universalist Church, Charlotte Street at Edwin Place, presented by the Asheville Chamber Music Series. http://www.ashevillechambermusic.org

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, "Brahms Symphony No. 1," 8 p.m. March 17, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 254-7046. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

Susanne Skyrm, pianist, 7:30 p.m. March 20, Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

Pacifica String Quartet, 8 p.m. April 13, Unitarian Universalist Church, Charlotte Street at Edwin Place, presented by the Asheville Chamber Music Series. http://www.ashevillechambermusic.org

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, "Mozart's Jupiter Symphony," 8 p.m. April 14, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 254-7046. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

N.C. Symphony, 7:30 p.m. April 25, Mars Hill College's Moore Auditorium. $25 general admission, $100 patron. Visit http://www.mhc.edu/.

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, "The Pines of Rome," 8 p.m. May 12, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 254-7046. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

Pan Harmonia, led by Asheville flutist Kate Steinbck, 8 p.m. June 14, UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Grotto. Free. 251-6674 or cesap.unca.edu.

DANCE

"La Pasion Flamenca," 7:30 p.m. Monday, John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. By Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana dance company. $10, $5 students. 227-2479 or www.bardoartscenter.wcu. edu.

Tango, Milonga at Tomato Cocina Latina, 70 Westgate Pky., Asheville, 8:30 p.m.-midnight second and fourth Fridays. Presented by Tango Asheville. $5 members, $6 non-members.

Hip Hop for kids, 5 p.m. Fridays, Hunab Kru Studio of Dance, Arden. For age 6-13. The art of BBoying and BGirling to all skill levels. 654-7890.

Learn to square dance with Land of Sky Square Dance Club, second and fourth Fridays, Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove St., Asheville. For all ages. www.landofskyquares.info.

West African dance classes, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Terpsicorps Studio, Old Lyman Street, Asheville. Classes are done to live drumming. $10. Open to all levels. 319-2486.

Tuesday Night Dance Social, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Homewood Event and Conference Center, 19 Zillicoa St., Asheville. $7. Music provided includes ballroom, country western, line dance, swing, salsa, more. 712-8121.

Square dance lessons with Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Stoney Mountain Activity Center, Stoney Mountain Road, Hendersonville. 625-9969.

Contra dance, 2-4:30 p.m. every fourth Sunday, The Gateway Club, 37 Church St., Waynesville. $5. 456-6789.

Classes With Ellie Grace, Appalachian clogging and Cape Breton step dancing, West Asheville. 573-239-0430 or www.gracefamilymusic.com.

Irish dance classes, ongoing classes at Miss Donna's Academy of Dance in Candler. For all levels. 242-2361.

Clogging and Irish step dancing, every Monday at Joyful Noise in Weaverville. $10 per student, per class. Call 712-7559 or e-mail cherylrenfro@hotmail.com for class times.

"Part II La Epoca-The Lost Rhythms in Salsa," 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Tomato Cocina Latina, 70 Westgate Pky., Asheville. Film followed by roundtable discussion and dance classes at 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. From 10 p.m.-2 a.m. is nonstop dancing of mambo, salsa, cha-cha-cha during which select dancers will be filmed for "Part III La Epoca." Contact director Josue Joseph at http://www.facebook. com/La.Epoca.

Puremovement, hip-hop dance 8 p.m. Feb. 23-24, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. $40, student $35, $12 age 12 and younger. Young Audience Series performance at 10 a.m. Feb. 24. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Moscow Festival Ballet's "Giselle," 7:30 p.m. March 9, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at Asheville Civic Center. $15-$60. 225-5887 or www.ticketmaster.com for tickets. www.ashevillebravoconcerts.org.

Diavalo, 8 p.m. March 13-14, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. Young Audience Series performance at 10 a.m. March 13, 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

Keigwin and Company, 8 p.m. March 30-31, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530. www.dwtheatre.com.

FILM SCREENINGS

Movies at Jackson County Library in Sylva are shown 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Free. Call 586-2016 for schedule.

Asheville Anime Club, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St., Asheville. Join other anime enthusiasts for geeky films and fun. Features some mature content.

Documentary "God In Human Form: The Life and Work of Avatar Meher Baba," 3 p.m. Feb. 18, Pack Memorial Library's Lord Auditorium, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. Written and produced by Asheville's Peter Nordeen, this film documents the dynamic life of Meher Baba (1894-1969), one of India's most revered spiritual masters, who observed silence for 44 years. Free. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker. 274-0307.

"Part II La Epoca-The Lost Rhythms in Salsa," 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Tomato Cocina Latina, 70 Westgate Pky., Asheville. Followed by roundtable discussion and dance classes at 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. From 10 p.m.-2 a.m. is non-stop dancing of mambo, salsa, cha-cha-cha during which select dancers will be filmed for "Part III La Epoca." Contact director Josue Joseph at http://www.facebook.com/La.Epoca.

"We Still Live Here," 7:30 p.m. March 13, Western Carolina University, A.K. Hinds University Center, Cullowhee. The cultural revival of the Wampanoag of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Free. 227-3622 or ace.wcu.edu.

"Sahkanaga," 7:30 p.m. April 17, Western Carolina University, A.K. Hinds University Center, Cullowhee. Teen in rural Gerogia makes gruesome discovery in the woods. Free. 227-3622 or ace.wcu.edu.

FREE SHOWS

Land of the Sky Symphonic Band, 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Calvary Baptist Church, 531 Haywood Road, Asheville. 253-7301.

Depot Doins, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, downtown Marshall. Bluegrass and country jam open to singers and bands. 645-0503.

Old Fort Mountain Music, 7 p.m. Fridays, year-round, the Rockett Building, Main Street, Old Fort.669-6894.

Woody's Original Mountain Music, 7 p.m. Fridays, year-round, 3354 U.S. 70 W., Marion. 724-4158.

Bluegrass jam, 6 p.m. every first Saturday, Erwin Hills Lions Club, 188 Erwin Hills Road, Asheville. Several groups perform. Bring your instrument. Cake walk. Free admission. 713-7509.

Swannanoa Valley Bluegrass Jam, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Eye Scream Ice Cream Parlor, 2064 U.S. 70 W., Swannanoa, 505-2174.

First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series, concert and jam sessions 7-9 p.m. every first Thursday, Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center, Cullowhee. 227-7129.

Sounds of Silvermont, 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays, Silvermont Mansion, 364 E. Main St., Brevard. Local musicians playing bluegrass, country, gospel and more. 884-3166.

Bluegrass Music Jam, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Marion Depot, 58 Depot St. Open to all musicians; no scheduled performers. 652-2215.

Hooterville Hoedown, mini-jams for local musicians 7-9 p.m. every Thursday, Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. Big Show last Thursdays featuring an area professional band, $4. 692-0575.

Open jam nights the second and fourth Thursdays, Signature Brew Coffee Company, 633 W. Main St., Sylva. Shop provides the instruments, you provide the talent. Chris Cooper's Fusion band hosts. 587-6300.

The Lady and the Old Timers Band, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 2, Jackson County Public Library, Sylva. Held first Friday every month. Gospel and traditional country tunes. 586-2016.

JAZZ

Sunday Jazz with Michael Jefry Stevens Trio, noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. $10. 270-7747.

STORYTELLING/ PUPPETRY/COMEDY

Storyteller Mati Livinit, "The Badger Speaks: A Journey Into the Power of Stories" 7 p.m. today, Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St., Asheville.

The Oxymorons improvisational comedy, HART's Feichter Studio, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. $10, $6 students. 456-6322. Today, Feb. 24, March 9, March 24, April 6.

Stand Up Comic Johnny Millwater, 8:30 p.m. today, The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. $10. 270-7747.

Do Tell Storyfest, Saturday-Sunday, Flat Rock Playhouse, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 1-5:30 p.m. Saturday, regional storytellers, $12; 7:30-9:30 p.m. storyteller and musician Michael Reno Harrell, $10-$12; 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Abraham Lincoln birthday bash, $8. 693-0731.

"Harbinger 1: Rise of the 'Stache," by Feral Chihuahuas sketch comedy troupe, 8 p.m. today, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St., Asheville. $10 online and $13 at the door. Available at feralchihuahuas. com.

"Billy the Liar" by Cripps Puppets and Toybox Theatre, 4 p.m. Saturday, The Magnetic Field, 372 Depot St., Asheville. High energy puppet farce for children of all ages. $8.

Comedy open mic 9-11 p.m. every Saturday, Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St., Asheville. Everyone gets six minutes to try to make the audience laugh. 545-8502 or 423-0023.

Live comedy 8:30-10 p.m. every Wednesday at Essence Lounge at Harrah's Cherokee Casino.

The Liars Bench presents "Coy" at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23, Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center, Cullowhee. Southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, and drama. $10. 227-7129.

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