10/4/2012 - Asheville Hot Picks: Things to do
by Tony Kiss - Asheville Citizen Times
The Resolvers bring big band reggae at 6-8 p.m. Friday to Highland Brewing Co., 12 old Charlotte Highway. It's also the release night for Highland's Thunderstuck Coffee Porter.
Two nights at the opera
The Asheville Lyric Opera opens its 2012-13 season with "La Traviata," at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place on Pack Square. The cast includes Metropolitan Opera soprano Elizabeth Caballero, who played in the Met's production of "Carmen." The grand stage was designed by Julie K. Ross. Tickets are $30-$53, $17-$35 students at the Pack Place box office. Call 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.
Enjoy the galleries
The next downtown Asheville gallery walk is at 5-8 p.m. Friday. Come explore the city's hot visual arts scene. Get a list of all the participating galleries at www.ashevilledowntowngalleries.org.
When Scott met Zelda
Flat Rock Playhouse has a big new Jazz Age musical on stage, "Zelda," about the legendary F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda. They both lived in Asheville, and she died here. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Flat Rock main stage, 2661 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock. Call 693-0731 or visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org
The Cherokee Indian Fair turns 100 this year, and that's just one reason to come and enjoy the fun through Sunday. As usual, the fair is filled with music, crafts, dancing and family fun. Friday is Veterans Day with the traveling Vietnam War Memorial on display. Saturday is Community Day. Call 800-438-1601 or visit www.visitcherokeenc.com.
Get funky with Maceo
The legendary funk star Maceo Parker and his posse play at 7 p.m. Friday on the big outdoor stage at Pisgah Brewing, 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain. Parker worked with both the late great James Brown and George Clinton. Tickets are $30. Visit pisgahbrewing.com.
Bob Hinkle, the co-owner of White Horse Black Mountain, used to manage the late, great singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. Hear Hinkle do some of Chapin's big songs at 8 p.m. Saturday at White Horse, 105 Montreat Road, Black Mountain. It's a $10 ticket.
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