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7/6/2012 - Asheville area performing arts calendar for the coming week
by Asheville Citizen Times


 The Steel Wheels, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Stecoah Valley Center, 121 Schoolhouse Road, Robbinsville. $15, $5 students, free age 5 and younger. Dinner seatings 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.: $15.95, $9.95 students. Desserts $2.50. Reservations required. 479-3364.

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

 Danny Ellis, 4 p.m. Sunday, The Guitar Academy of WNC's Music Listening Room, 235 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville. Tickets $15 and up. www.wncguitar 

 Magnetic Song Series, with David Earl Tomlinson, Pierce Edens and Silas Durocher, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Magnetic Field, 372 Depot St. $5.

SoundCheck with guests Kat Williams, Ben Hovey, Angela Easterling, The Cheeksters, 8 p.m. Thursday, The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. $12. 348-5327 or

Blue Yonder, 7 p.m. Thursday, CoMMA, 401 S. College St., Morganton. 433-7469 or

R. Carlos Nakai (Native American flutist) and Peter Kater (pianist), 8 p.m. July 13, UNC Asheville's Kimmel Arena. Tickets $22, $45, $75. 258-7900 or

Big Daddy Love, Brushfire Stankgrass, 8 p.m. July 13, The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. $10. 348-5327 or

Free Planet Radio & The Billy Sea, 8 p.m. July 14, Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. World and Americana music fusion. 348-5327 or Afternoon workshops on global melodies, world percussion, groove construction.

Wunderkammer by Holiday Childress, music and storytelling, 10 p.m. July 14, Magnetic Field, 372 Depot St. $10.


Youth ministry with music, 11 a.m. Sunday, Riceville Presbyterian Church, 2342 Riceville Road, Asheville. Teens visiting from Trinity Presbyterian in Raleigh, worshiping through music and preaching. 298-3818.


Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15 and 22, Performing Arts Center, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville and Tuesday, July 10, 17 and 24, Kittredge Theatre, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa. $20 single concerts, $75 series tickets, free admission to students ages 25 and younger with ID. 771-3050; Waynesville information 452-0593. Visit

Brevard Music Center 2012 season. Friday: Matthias Bamert leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in Mendelssohn's Ruy Blas Overture, Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11, and Brahms' final Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: "The Barber of Seville," 2 p.m., Porter Center, Brevard College. Sunday: Transylvania Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102, and Beethoven's Wellington's Victory, Op. 91. Pianist Donna Lee will perform the Shostakovich. 862-2105 or (888) 384-8682

Opal String Quartet, 5 p.m. Sunday, The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. www.facebook. com/opalstringquartet.

Brevard Music Center Summer Festival Mini Series, 7 p.m. Tuesday and July 17, Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. $6 members, $10 nonmembers.


Southern Lights Square and Round Dance Club, "An American Summer" dance 6 p.m. Saturday, Whitmire Activity Building, Lily Pond Road, Hendersonville. Wear your red, white and blue. 693-3825 or 595-4958.

Bailey Mountain Cloggers Youth Dance Camp, Monday-Friday at Mars Hill College. For all experience levels. Clogging, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, lyrical and more. Full tuition includes unlimited classes, board and food. Campers can also commute. Contact Danielle Plimpton at 689-1113 or bailey mountaincloggers.yolasite. com.


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

"Death Takes a Holiday," 8 p.m. Tuesday, Carolina Asheivlle Cinema Lounge, 1640 Hendersonville Road, presented by the Asheville Film Society. Free.

Cinebarre outdoor film series, in the parking lot at Cinebarre, Biltmore Square Mall. Tuesday: "Superbad." July 17: "Talladega Nights." July 24: "Ghostbusters." July 31: "The Lost Boys." Aug. 7: "Across the Universe."

"Black Friday," 8 p.m. Thursday, Carolina Asheivlle Cinema Lounge, 1640 Hendersonville Road, presented by the Thursday Horror Picture Show series. Free.

"Last Call at the Oasis," documentary about the global water crisis, 7:15 p.m. July 17, Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. presented by the Asheville Cinema Society.

Children's film festival, 10 a.m. and noon every Tuesday and Thursday to July 26, Ruby Cinemas, 2097 Georgia Road, Franklin. Free for age 16 and younger, $1 over 16.


Pickin' in the Park, 7 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 31, Canton Rec Park on Penland Street. Live bands and cloggers, jam sessions throughout the park.

Concerts on the Creek, 7:30 p.m. every Friday, Bridge Park Pavilion in Sylva. Today: Johnny Webb Band; July 13: Empty Pockets, July 20: The Elderly Brothers; July 27: Dashboard Blues. 800-962-1911.

Shindig on the Green, free mountain music and dance shows, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park

Summer Evening in Webster, "On Our Way Part 2," with music by Michael Collings and Jeff Savage, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Webster United Methodist Church, Webster. 586-0921.

Pickin' in Lake Lure, 2-5 p.m. every Sunday (to Labor Day weekend), Town Center and Lake Lure Smokehouse Snack Shack. Each group/entertainer will get 1-4 songs. Stage sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. 674-0677 or

Western Carolina University Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. every Thursday in July on the lawn of the A.K. Hinds University Center. July 12: Rafe Hollister. July 19: Dead Surf. July 26: The Buchanan Boys.

RiverMusic, 5 p.m. July 13, RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 119 Riverside Drive, Asheville. July 13: Sanctum Sully, Bobby Miller & The Virginia Daredevils. Aug. 3: The 42nd Street Jazz Band. Aug. 24: Sirius B., The Blood Gyspies. Sept. 14: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, The Fritz.

Groovin' on Grovemont, 6 p.m. July 17 and 31, Grovemont Square, 101 W. Charleston Ave., Swannanoa.

Haywood Community Band, patriotic music at 6:30 p.m. July 15, Maggie Valley Pavilion, Soco Road. Also Aug. 19, Sept. 16 "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, Sylva. Gospel and traditional country tunes. 586-2016.

Bluegrass jam, 6 p.m. every first Saturday, Erwin Hills L ions 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 the instruments, you provide the talent. Chris Cooper's Fusion band hosts. 587-6300.


Mark Axley Trio, 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St. (off South Charlotte Street), Asheville. Free but donations accepted. 252-3924.


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.

Stories on Asheville's Front Porch presents Connie Regan Blake, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Pack Place in the Rhino Courtyard. Enter through corridor off Biltmore Avenue at Marble Slab Creamery. Kick-off storyteller is Elena Diana Miller. Donations accepted for Ray Hicks fund.

Comedian Jarrod Harris, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Lexington Avenue Brewery, 39 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville. $7.

Summertime Slam by Poetry Slam Asheville, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Magnetic Field, 372 Depot St. Sign up at 6 p.m. $5 to watch, free for performers.

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

Hobey Ford and his Golden Rod Puppets present "Animalia," 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 13, Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Sq., Asheville. $7. 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre. com.

Toe River Storytelling Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14, under a big tent in Bakersville. Family program 4 p.m. July 13 at Bakersville Courthouse followed by a workshop for storytellers. http://toeriverstorytelling. org.

Pat Stone and VixiJill Glenn, 10:30 a.m. July 14, Pack Place in the Rhino Courtyard. Enter through corridor off Biltmore Avenue at Marble Slab Creamery. Free.

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