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Asheville Hot Picks: Top entertainment in Western North Carolina



11/4/2011 - Asheville Hot Picks: Top entertainment in Western North Carolina
by Special to the Asheville Citizen Times

Country singer and songwriter Jamey Johnson performs tonight at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Country singer and songwriter Jamey Johnson performs tonight at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. / Special to the Citizen-Times

Karl Shiflett and Big Country play retro bluegrass and classic country at 9 p.m. Thursday at Pisgah Brewing, 150 Eastside Drive in Black Mountain. Tickets are $5 at the door. / Special to the Citizen-Times




Highland Brewing is releasing its 2011 Cold Mountain Winter Ale, with the first kegs and 1-liter bottles showing up this weekend in stores, restaurants and taprooms. 

 Highland is hosting a Cold Mountain release party at 6 tonight at the brewery, 12 Old Charlotte Highway. 

 Celtic rock band Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans plays. Visit

A Monty Python weekend

When in doubt, bring out Python . The 1974 comedy classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is showing at 10 p.m. this week at Asheville Pizza and Brewing, 675 Merrimon Ave. hile you' re there, have a pint of Asheville Brewing's 2011 Christmas Jam ale. Visit

Do some drama

"Doubt," the powerful story of a Catholic priest accused by a bitter nun of improper behavior with a child, is playing through Nov. 20 at Flat Rock Playhouse's downtown Hendersonville theater, 125 S. Main St. Performances this weekend are at 8 tonight, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m .Sunday. Tickets are $34. Call 693-0731 or 866-732-8008 or visit

Hot country tonight

Country music singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson plays at 8 tonight at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Johnson co-wrote "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," with Trace Adkins, and penned the George Strait hit "Give It Away."

Tickets are $25-$35 and service fees at the Civic Center box office and at

Old is new

The Asheville Antiques Fair is back 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday and 10-5 p.m. Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Resort More than 30 dealers from the East will be there.

Bring your treasures to the Heirloom Roadshow 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday and see what they're worth. Or catch a weekend lecture. Fair admission is $10, which includes the run of the show. Visit

Happy holidays

It's Christmas at the Biltmore Estate, where the trees and decorations are up and the celebration starts this weekend. Santa will be at Antler Hill Village every Saturday through Dec. 18.

And for somethign special, try the Candlelight Chritmas Evening tours Nov. 11-Dec. 31.

For more call 877-BILTMORE or visit


Happy birthday, White Horse

It's the third anniversary of the White Horse Black Mountain music room, so naturally they're throwing a little bash.

The 7 p.m. show features White Horse owner Kim Hughes and Bob Hinkle, plus Jennifer Smith, Daniel Weiser Akira Satake, jazz dancers Wishful Thinking and Bill West and more.

Admission is $20. Visit

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