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9/7/2012 - Asheville area performing arts events
by Asheville Citizen Times

ACOUSTIC

Youngs Mountain Music, 8-10 bands featuring mountain music every Saturday 7-11 p.m., Mountain Music Drive (off U.S. 19E), Burnsville. Non-alcoholic facility. 675-4790.

Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth, 4 p.m. Sunday, Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center, Laurel Valley Road, off Interstate 26 at Exit 3 (Wolf Laurel exit). Benefit for Appalachian Barn Alliance. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Madison County Arts Council, call 649-1301 or visit www.madisoncountyarts.com.

Chairmen of the Board and The Embers, Beach Music Festival at 4 p.m. Sept. 14, Blue Ridge Mountain Club in Blowing Rock. $28. Tickets available at Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. Patron tent $500: tent, 10 tickets, table and chairs.

Yo Mamma's Big Fat Booty Band, The Fritz, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 14, RiverLink Performance and Sculpture Plaza, 144 Riverside Drive, Asheville. Gates open at 5 p.m. Free. 252-8474 or www.riverlink.org.

Kathy Mattea "Calling Me Home," 8 p.m. Sept. 14, Diana Worth Theatre at Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville. $38, students $33, $15 age 12 and younger. 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

The Bluegrass Duel, Nitrograss vs. Packway Handle Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 15, Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut St., Highlands. $25. 526-9047 or www.highlandspac.org.

"Simply Sinatra" starring Steve Lippia, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Accompanied by 10-piece Big Band orchestra. Western Carolina University, John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cullowhee. $20, $15 WCU faculty/staff, $5 students/children. Series $100, $90 WCU faculty/staff, $25 students/children. 227-2479 or bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Town Mountain, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Chimney Rock State Park. $25, $40 for both concerts, $15 age 6-15. Dulcimer player John Mason performs in front of Old Rock Cafe. www.chimneyrockpark.com.

Falko Stienbach, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. $10, $3 students, $50 season tickets. 694-1743.

Downtown After 5 concert series: The Buchanan Boys, The Black Lillies, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 21, North Lexington Avenue, downtown Asheville. www.ashevilledowntown.org.

Sarah McQuaid, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. $15 suggested donation, $10 age 14 and younger. 299-4171 or www.uuasheville.org.

The Jason Bishop Show, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Western Carolina University, John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cullowhee. Bishop is known for his "double levitation" illusion. $20, $15 WCU faculty and staff, $5 students and children. 227-2479 or bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

Nashville Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut St., Highlands. 526-9047 or www.highlandspac.org.

Tom Fisch, 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Traditional folk and country music. Free.

Pianist Julie Bees, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. $10, $3 students, $50 season tickets. 694-1743.

Guitar recital, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. UNC School of the Arts students. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

Lorraine Conard Christmas concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Free.

Flute recital, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 2013, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. UNC School of the Arts students. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

Gershwin music, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

Pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky, 7:30 p.m. March 19, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

Falko Stienbach, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. $10, $3 students, $50 season tickets. 694-1743.

Downtown After 5 concert series: The Buchanan Boys, The Black Lillies, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 21, North Lexington Avenue, downtown Asheville. www.ashevilledowntown.org.

Sarah McQuaid, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. $15 suggested donation, $10 age 14 and younger. 299-4171 or www.uuasheville.org.

The Jason Bishop Show, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Western Carolina University, John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cullowhee. Bishop is known for his "double levitation" illusion. $20, $15 WCU faculty and staff, $5 students and children. 227-2479 or bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

Nashville Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut St., Highlands. 526-9047 or www.highlandspac.org.

Tom Fisch, 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Traditional folk and country music. Free.

Pianist Julie Bees, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. $10, $3 students, $50 season tickets. 694-1743.

Guitar recital, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. UNC School of the Arts students. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

Lorraine Conard Christmas concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Free.

Flute recital, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 2013, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. UNC School of the Arts students. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

Gershwin music, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

Pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky, 7:30 p.m. March 19, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock. $10, $3 students. 694-1743.

CHRISTIAN AND GOSPEL

Hominy Valley Fall Coloring Singing, 2 p.m. Oct. 13-14 and 20-21, featuring The Primitive Quartet and others. Hominy Valley Singing Grounds, N.C. 151, Candler. $14, free age 12 and younger. http://primitivequartet.com/upload/specialevents.htm.

CLASSICAL AND CHORAL

Pan Harmonia: Trios with a Twist, flute, bassoon and guitar at 5 p.m. Sunday, Altamont Theater, 18 Church St., Asheville. $12 in advance at www.pan-harmonia.org or $15 at the door. Visit www.myaltamont.com.

Blue Ridge Orchestra, 4 p.m. Sunday, St. Giles Chapel at Deerfield, 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. "A Concert of Remembrance," commemorating those who died on 9-11-2001 and honoring the survivors and rescuers of that day. Free but donations are accepted.

Blue Ridge Orchestra, "A Concert of Remembrance" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. Free but donations are accepted.

Asheville Symphony, "Symphonie Fantastique" with Chee-Yun on violin, 8 p.m. Sept. 15, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at U.S. Cellular Center, Haywood Street. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

Pan Harmonia, 3 p.m. Sept. 16, Haywood County Public Library-Canton Branch, Pennsylvania Avenue. Genre smashing chamber music. Free.

Members of Baltimore Consort, "Nine Notes That Shook the World" 3 p.m. Sept. 22, Jubilee Community, 46 Wall St., Asheville. Visit www.fluteandlute.com.

Asheville Symphony, Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with Valentina Lisitsa, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at U.S. Cellular Center, Haywood Street. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

 Asheville Symphony, Rachmaninoff's Paganini Variations with Van Cliburn medalist Joyce Yang, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at U.S. Cellular Center, Haywood Street. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

DANCE

 Ballroom Dance, 8-10:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Angie's Dance Academy, 115 Academy St., Clyde. Call 734-8726 or 734-8063. 

"The Nutcracker" by Ballet Spartanburg, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Converse College's Twitchell Auditorium, 580 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.C. $32, $26 seniors, $20 students. Call 864-596-9725.

Clogging and Irish step dancing, every Monday at Joyful Noise in Weaverville. $10 per class. A variety of classes starting between 5-7:30 p.m. Contact Cheryl Renfro at 712-7559 or cherylrenfro@hotmail.com.

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 nonmembers.

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.

Square and round dancing, 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.

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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.

FILM SCREENINGS

World Cinema Series, 8 p.m. every Friday, The Courtyard Gallery at the Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St., Asheville.

Radical Reels Film Tour, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Carolina Cinemas, 1640 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. Adrenaline-pumping action sport films as seen through the eyes of top athletes. Tickets available at REI, 31 Schenck Parkway. $15 through Sept. 8, $17, VIP ticket $30.

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

Found Footage Festival, showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, 8 p.m. Sept. 15, Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville. $10. 232-5800.

FREE SHOWS

Haywood Community Band, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Maggie Valley Pavilion, Soco Road, "Sounds From the Silver Screen." Oct. 21 "Americana." Rehearsals held 7 p.m. every Thursday, Grace Episcopal Church, 394 Haywood St., Waynesville. 456-4880.

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.

The Lady and the Old Timers Band, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. first Friday of each month, Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva. Gospel and traditional country tunes. 586-2016.

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.

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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 Hwy., 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 instruments, you provide talent. Chris Cooper's Fusion Band hosts. 587-6300.

JAZZ AND BLUES

Michael Jefry Stevens on piano and Rockell Scott vocals, 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St., Asheville. Jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin, Erroll Garner, and other noted composers. Free but donations accepted. 252-3924.

STORYTELLING/PUPPETRY/COMEDY

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.

Sunset storytelling hike, meet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Black Mountain Savings Bank, 200 E. State St. Return by 9:30 p.m. Three storytellers gather on Sunset Mountain to relate mostly true stories about the history of Black Mountain, Swannanoa, and North Fork. To register, call 669-9566 or visit www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org. $25 museum members, $35 non-members.

Grandma Story Woman, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Cost included in $5 admission, free for members. 697-8333 or www.handsonwnc.org.

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

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.

FILM SCREENINGS

World Cinema Series, 8 p.m. every Friday, The Courtyard Gallery at the Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts St., Asheville.

Radical Reels Film Tour, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Carolina Cinemas, 1640 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. Adrenaline-pumping action sport films as seen through the eyes of top athletes. Tickets available at REI, 31 Schenck Parkway. $15 through Sept. 8, $17, VIP ticket $30.

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

Found Footage Festival, showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, 8 p.m. Sept. 15, Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville. $10. 232-5800.

FREE SHOWS

Haywood Community Band, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Maggie Valley Pavilion, Soco Road, "Sounds From the Silver Screen." Oct. 21 "Americana." Rehearsals held 7 p.m. every Thursday, Grace Episcopal Church, 394 Haywood St., Waynesville. 456-4880.

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.

The Lady and the Old Timers Band, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. first Friday of each month, Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., Sylva. Gospel and traditional country tunes. 586-2016.

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 Hwy., 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 instruments, you provide talent. Chris Cooper's Fusion Band hosts. 587-6300.

JAZZ AND BLUES

Michael Jefry Stevens on piano and Rockell Scott vocals, 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St., Asheville. Jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin, Erroll Garner, and other noted composers. Free but donations accepted. 252-3924.

STORYTELLING/PUPPETRY/COMEDY

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.

Sunset storytelling hike, meet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Black Mountain Savings Bank, 200 E. State St. Return by 9:30 p.m. Three storytellers gather on Sunset Mountain to relate mostly true stories about the history of Black Mountain, Swannanoa, and North Fork. To register, call 669-9566 or visit www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org. $25 museum members, $35 non-members.

Grandma Story Woman, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hands On!-A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville. Cost included in $5 admission, free for members. 697-8333 or www.handsonwnc.org.

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

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