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4/8/2011 - Asheville area performing arts calendar
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There are always great concerts and performing arts events going on in the Asheville area. Don't miss out on this seasons features. From music to theater, dance to comedy, there is something for everybody. Go get some tickets! - Ben Falcon

ACOUSTIC

Katherine Sandoval, 7 p.m. today, White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, presented by the Classicopia series. $15, $5 children/students. 669-0816 or online at www.whitehorseblackmountain.com.

Katherine Sandoval, 7:30 p.m. today, First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St.  $15, $5 children/students at the door.

Al Petteway and Amy White CD Release, 7 p.m. Sunday, Mountain Spirit Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. $15, $8 students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 299-4171.

Kingpup Radio Show, 4 p.m. Sunday, Harmon Field, Tryon. Free.

Asheville Ukulele Jam, 5:30-7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, Laurey's Catering, 67 Biltmore Ave. Next event is Tuesday. All levels welcome. charlieprimm@msn.com.

Paul McKenna Band, 8 p.m. May 7, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Mains, 7 p.m. May 15, Mountain Spirit Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. $15, $8 students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 299-4171.

Dana and Susan Robinson, 3 p.m. May 15, Haywood County Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville. Free. 452-0593.

De Danann, 8 p.m. May 27, Diana Wortham Theatre Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

Amy Speace, 7 p.m. June 12, Mountain Spirit Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. $15, $8 students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 299-4171.

The Kruger Brothers, 7:30 p.m., June 25, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. First show of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364.

The Steel Wheels, 7:30 p.m., July 2, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Second show of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364.

Pop Ferguson Blues, 7:30 p.m., July 9, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Third show of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364.

Farewell Drifters, 7:30 p.m., July 16, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Part of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364.

Dismembered Tennesseans, 7:30 p.m., July 23, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Part of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364.

The Troubadours, 7:30 p.m., July 30, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Part of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364

Balsam Range, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 6, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Part of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364

Dehlia Low, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 13, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Part of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364.

Jeff Little Trio, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 20, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Part of the Appalachian Evening Con cert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364

Blue Eyed Girl, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Robbinsville. Part of the Appalachian Evening Concert Series, featuring local and regional artists, every Saturday through Aug. 27. Two dinner seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Season tickets available. On sale June 1. 479-3364.

CLASSICAL AND CHORAL

Destino, classical crossover, 8 p.m. today, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

Hendersonville Children's Choir present "When You Wish Upon a Star," 6:30 p.m. today, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2101 Kanuga Road. $5, $2.50 children.

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," 3 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 254-7046. www.ashevillesymphony.org. Rescheduled from original Saturday night announced date.

Voices in the Laurel 15th Anniversary Gala Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main St., Waynesville. $10, $6 ages 12 and younger. www.voicesinthelaurel.org.

Community Orchestra of Hendersonville, 3 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville. Free. 693-3081.

UNC Asheville Wind Ensemble and Land of the Sky Symphonic Band, 4 p.m. Sunday, Lipinsky Auditorium. $5, free for students with I.D.

"Betrothal and Betrayal: An Evening of Opera Scenes," 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Porter Center, Brevard College. Free.

Asheville Lyric Opera Guild Recital, noon Tuesday, First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., Asheville. Free.

Montreat College Friends of Music Concert, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel of the Prodigal, Montreat. Free, donations accepted.

Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble, 8 p.m. Thursday, Coulter Building, WCU campus. Free.

NGU Chamber Players, 3 p.m. April 17, First Congregational Church, 1735 Fifth Ave. West, Hendersonville. $17. 890-4411 or 696-2118.

Gala Concert, 4 p.m. April 17, UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Along with some surprise performers, the concert will feature the Chamber Symphony, Studio 18 Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Big Band.

UNC Asheville Flute Choir, 3 p.m. April 17, St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St., Asheville. Free.

UNC Asheville students and faculty, featuring original compositions, 7:30 p.m. April 19, Lipinsky Auditorium. $5, free for students with I.D.

An Evening With Billy Jonas and the Blue Ridge Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. April 29, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Square, Asheville. $25, $10 students, $5 ages 5-12. 257-4530. www.blueridgeorchestra.org.

Asheville Symphony Chorus, 20th anniversary concert, 3:30 p.m. May 1, Arden Presbyterian Church. 254-7046. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

Dilshad Posnock and Bruce Murray, 1:30 p.m. May 2, First United Methodist Church, 325 N. Broad St., Brevard. Free.

Turtle Island Quartet with Mike Marshall, classical and bluegrass, 8 p.m. May 6, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, "Konstantin Returns with Rachmaninoff's 3rd," 8 p.m. May 7, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 254-7046. www.ashevillesymphony.org.

Symphony on the Parkway, with the Blue Ridge Youth Orchestra, 3 p.m. May 7, Folk Art Center, Asheville. www.blueridgeorchestra.org/abyo/concerts/pops.

Transylvania Choral Society, May 8, Porter Center, Brevard College. 884-8330.

Brio Chamber Series: Spring Benefit Concert and Dinner, 4 p.m. May 22, 30 Alabama Ave., Weaverville. $25. 319-7077 or cynthiaroop1@mac.com.

Kontras String Quartet, 3 p.m. May 24, First Congregational Church, 1735 Fifth Ave. West, Hendersonville. $17. 890-4411 or 696-2118.

COMEDY

The Feral Chihuahuas, 9:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Broadways, 120 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville. Next show is Tuesday. Free for the show, but Broadways requ ires a $5 yearly membership. 280-0107 or www.feralchihuahuas.com.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, 7:30 p.m. May 1, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. $25, $20 seniors, $5 students and children. 227-2479.

DANCE

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. April 15, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, presented by Asheville Bravo Concerts. www.ashevillebravoconcerts.org

"Carmen" and "Ballet: The Beautiful Journey," by the Asheville Ballet, May 13-14, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

"Coppelia" by Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, 7:30 p.m. une 2-3, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

FILM SCREENINGS

Asheville Culture Project's Short Film Festival, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 257 Short Coxe Ave. Films limited to 15 minutes per person, but can show more works once everyone has shown their original film. Sign up by e-mailing stefan@steebo.com or call 253-4610. Free.

"Blonde Venus," 1932, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Carolina Asheville cinema, 1640 Hendersonville Road, presented by the Asheville Film Society. Free.

"Invaders from Mars," 8 p.m. Thursday, Carolina Asheville cinema, 1640 Hendersonville Road. Free.

"The Dreamers," 2004, 8 p.m. April 19, Carolina Asheville cinema, 1640 Hendersonville Road, presented by the Asheville Film Society. Free.

"Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story," 7 p.m. April 19, Regal Biltmore Grande, Asheville. 333-5071.

"Dead or Alive," 8 p.m. April 22, Carolina Asheville cinema, 1640 Hendersonville Road. Free

"Chinatown," 1974, 8 p.m. April 26, Carolina Asheville cinema, 1640 Hendersonville Road, presented by the Asheville Film Society. Free.

"The Fearless Vampire Killers," 8 p.m. April 28, Carolina Asheville cinema, 1640 Hendersonville Road. Free.

FREE SHOWS

Old Fort Mountain Music, 7 p.m. every Friday, year-round, the Rockett Building, Main Street, Old Fort. 668-9891.

Sounds of Silvermont, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, Silvermont Mansion, Brevard. Local musicians playing bluegrass, country, gospel and more. 884-3156.

Woody's Original Mountain Music, 7 p.m. every Friday, year-round, 3354 Hwy. 70 West, Marion. 724-4158.

Grass Roots, noon-2 p.m. Saturdays, Catawba Vale Café, downtown Old Fort. 668-9899.

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

Family Friday Nights, 7 p.m. every Friday, May 6-Aug. 26, Wachovia parking lot, downtown Valdese.

Haywood Community Band, 6:30 p.m. the third Sunday of each month, May 15-Oct. 16, Maggie Valley Pavilion next to the town hall. www.haywoodcommunityband.org.

Shindig on the Green, Pack Square Park, Asheville. Performances are 7-10 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23, Aug. 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3. www.folkheritage.org or 258-6101, ext. 345.

JAZZ AND BLUES

Done For The Evening Jazz Trio, 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St., Asheville. Free.

Jazz for Japan, drop-in event featuring more than a dozen local jazz musicians, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, Chop House restaurant, 22 Woodfin St. Free, but $20 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Don Vappie's Creole Jazz Serenaders, 7 p.m. April 17, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

Bill Gerhardt Trio, with Sharon LaMotte, 3 p.m. May 1, First Congregational Church, 1735 Fifth Ave. West, Hendersonville. $17. 890-4411 or 696-2118.

Tierney Sutton and Band, 8 p.m. June 5, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

Kate Davis Trio, 8 p.m. July 23, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

Greg Ruby's Hot Club of Seattle, 8 p.m. Sept. 10, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square. 257-4530.

PUPPETRY AND STORYTELLING

"Here Comes the Sun! Stories for Spring,&rd quo; benefit concert for Japanese survivors, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. $5. 299-0748 or 274-1123.

Synergy Story Slam, 7:30 p.m. April 18 and May 2, The Magnetic Theatre, 372 Depot St., Asheville. $5-$10 donation. Doors open at 7.

Asheville Puppetry Alliance, featuring performances by Camelot Puppets, The Nut House Theater, Red Herring Puppets and Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30, Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway. $7. www.ashevillepuppetry.org.

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