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    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
    Apr 1 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms

    Friday, March 20th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Apr 1 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton

    Thursday, February 5th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
    Exhibition designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London.

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center : Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images
    Apr 1 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

    Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images

    SusanWeilApril2000forweb

    January 30 – May 23, 2015
    Opening Reception – Friday, January 30, 5:30-8:00pm
    With a gallery talk by exhibition co-curator

    Susan Weil’s poemumbles are a unique form of poetic expression that explore the limitless potential and fluidity of her thoughts in visual and verbal form. Weil has always had an affinity for words. Ever since her father Leonard read Chaucer and Joyce to her as a child, words have given Weil a unique way of looking at the world. When Susan met her Swedish dealer Anders Tornberg in 1977, she began sending him poems and accompanying images. Over the course of the next six years, Weil sent some 5,000 poemumbles to Anders in Lund, Sweden, from high on the 18th floor of her Chinatown apartment.

    On May 11th, 1984, Anders received a poem, a delicate watercolor cup of coffee, and a note declaring Weil’s intention to write and send to Anders a daily poemumble. By 1986 Susan was making three versions of her poemumbles, one large version for her notebooks, and postcard sized versions for Anders, and for her dear friend and publisher of livres d’artiste, Vincent FitzGerald.

    Today, 30 years and over 10, 930 poemumbles later, Weil has stayed true to her intention. No subject is too small or grand for a poemumble. One day Weil might elucidate the experience of seeing a painting, form a play on words, evoke a distant memory or dreamscape, whisper murmurs of the sea, or the pull of the moon. The poemumbles have also been place for Weil to weave her thoughts and images with past creative masters. Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rumi, Picasso, Henrik Ibsen, Gertrude Stein, ‘Papa Matisse’ as Susan fondly calls him, and her lifelong inspiration and creative co-collaborator ‘Jimmy Joy,’ James Joyce have all made guest appearances in Weil’s poemumbles.

    Earlier poemumbles of delicate pencil drawings and watercolors, rubber stamped with the date, evolved into collages of magazine images and textual snippets. As Weil’s studio work has changed so too have the poemumbles. Today, Weil incorporates found images from the vast trove of the Internet into her daily poems, and has made several plexi-glass works inspired by earlier poemumbles.

    Free & open to the public: (12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday-Wednesday

    and 11:00 – 5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

    56 Broadway

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 350-8484

    http://www.blackmountaincollege.org/

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library
    Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Tax Assistance at the Libraries

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging, and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    For 2015, this service is available now through Wednesday, April 15 at various libraries in Buncombe County. Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

    – See more at: http://www.buncombecounty.org/news_Detail.aspx?newsID=15507#sthash.ei73YF5A.dpuf

    Pack Memorial Library
    67 Haywood Street, Downtown Asheville, 250-4700

    • Monday:  10 am – 4 pm
    • Wednesday:  10 am – 4 pm
    • Saturday:  10:30am – 3pm **VITA Tax Assistance

      Free parking for the first hour at Civic Center Garage behind Pack Library

    Asheville City Market South
    Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Listing

    Asheville City Market South

    South Asheville’s producer-only market featuring local food from local farmers including farm-fresh produce, grass fed beef, pastured pork, free range chicken, eggs, delicious pastries, gourmet artisan and farmstead cheeses, handmade pasta, and pre-made French specialties, as well as natural body care products, artisan art & crafts, nursery plants, mountain herbs, and cut flowers.

     

    Our market season is from April 1, 2015 to October 28, 2015.

    • Wednesdays
    • 12pm — 4pm

     

    Town Square Blvd., Biltmore Park Town Square

    Asheville, North Carolina

    828-348-0340

    www.asapconnections.org/citymarket.html

    [email protected]

    Asheville Art Museum : Free Admission Wednesday Afternoon
    Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Asheville Art Museum :

    Free Admission Wednesday Afternoon

     3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    On the first Wednesday of every month, the Museum offers free admission from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    This is a great way to experience the exhibitions and explore the galleries!

     

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Fiction
    Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Fiction

    Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.

    10-week course for writers of various levels of experience:

    Fiction – Novelist Susan Woodring will lead “From Character to Plot: Creating a Story with Character at the Center.” The class will progress from each participant’s creation of multi-dimensional and compelling characters to devising a plot structure for a novel with these characters at the center. Woodring is the author of the novel, Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) and a short story collection, Springtime on Mars (Press 53, 2008). Her short fiction was shortlisted for Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 and Best American Short Stories 2010. Class meets Wednesdays, 5-7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19, in Black Mountain.

    ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions
    Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

    Tuesday
    7:30 PM
    FREE 5PM Door :: 7:30 Host Band :: Adam Masters and Friends 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.
    Doors open 5:00 PM
    - All Ages Show -

    ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

    743 Haywood Rd

    Asheville, NC 28806

    (828) 575-2737

    http://isisasheville.com/

    Highland Brewing Company : Woody Wood Wednesdays
    Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Highland Brewing Company :

    Woody Wood Wednesdays

    Location:Highland Brewing Tasting Room
    When:Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Tasting Room Hours:Open 4:00-8:00PM; Music 5:30-7:30PM (FREE)
    Music Style:Rock/Soul/Funky Mountain Rock
    Food Truck:Avery’s Hot Dogs

    Woody Wood plays an acoustic show live in the tasting room at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC.

    Aaron Wood is quite the renaissance music man. He grew up steeped in the traditions of blues and folk music of North Carolina. His father has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley and performed at The Grand Ole Opry, taking Aaron with him every chance he got. It didn’t take long before the music took hold, and he studied any kind of music he could get his fingers on.

    One look at the long list of artists he has shared the stage with exemplifies his diversity and respect from his musical peers. From Jimmy Martin to Leon Russel, R.L. Burnside to Warren Haynes, Sara Evans to Carlos Santana, Aaron has played with and learned from some of those who have helped shaped music into what it is today.

    Highland Brewing Company

    12 Old Charlotte Hwy

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (828) 299-3370

    http://www.highlandbrewing.com/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Fiction
    Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Fiction

    Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.

    10-week course for writers of various levels of experience:

    Fiction – Vicki Lane, author of the Elizabeth Goodweather mystery series (Bantam Dell) and the stand-alone novel, The Day of Small Things (Dell, 2010), will teach “Forty Pages.” Each student will submit forty pages of work for discussion and critique by the class and close editing with written comments by the instructor. The goal will be to polish those forty pages until they are ready to catch the attention of an agent, an editor or a publisher. Class meets Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 18, in Asheville.

    Full Moon Meditation inside the Salt Cave
    Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
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    Full Moon Meditation inside the Salt Cave
    When: Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 6:00 pm
    Where: Asheville’s Salt Cave
    12 Eagle St. Asheville NC 28801
    Event Details:This month’s heart-based meditation connects you to the full moon through a peaceful heart to intensify and increase those things you are thankful for, give an energy boost to those things that you are in the process of creating, and flow the moon’s radiant illumination into your body and life. Combined with the healing power of the Himalayan salt crystals, this meditation will help you feel deeply centered in your life and in your place in the universe. Led by Deborah Hendrickson and Sacred Tree Visions.

    NC Stage : An Iliad
    Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

    NC Stage : An Iliad

    An Iliad

    Mar. 25th — Apr. 19th, 2015

    Wed-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM

    Presented in partnership with Immediate Theatre Project.

    This modern and breathtaking retelling of Homer’s classic epic will keep you on the edge of your seat. This timeless story, told here through the modern lens of recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, shines a light on the grief and the glory of war.

    NC Stage

    15 Stage Lane

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 239.0263

    http://www.ncstage.org/

    The Orange Peel : GRiZ plus The Floozies & Artifakts
    Apr 1 @ 9:00 pm

    The Orange Peel :

    griz

    APRIL 1

    Show: 9pm
    Doors: 8pm
    $17 advance / $20 day of show

    Ages 18+

    The Orange Peel

    101 Biltmore Avenue

    Asheville, NC, NC 28801

    (828) 398-1837

    http://theorangepeel.net/

    Apr
    2
    Thu
    2015
    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
    Apr 2 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms

    Friday, March 20th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Apr 2 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton

    Thursday, February 5th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
    Exhibition designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London.

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center : Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images
    Apr 2 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

    Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images

    SusanWeilApril2000forweb

    January 30 – May 23, 2015
    Opening Reception – Friday, January 30, 5:30-8:00pm
    With a gallery talk by exhibition co-curator

    Susan Weil’s poemumbles are a unique form of poetic expression that explore the limitless potential and fluidity of her thoughts in visual and verbal form. Weil has always had an affinity for words. Ever since her father Leonard read Chaucer and Joyce to her as a child, words have given Weil a unique way of looking at the world. When Susan met her Swedish dealer Anders Tornberg in 1977, she began sending him poems and accompanying images. Over the course of the next six years, Weil sent some 5,000 poemumbles to Anders in Lund, Sweden, from high on the 18th floor of her Chinatown apartment.

    On May 11th, 1984, Anders received a poem, a delicate watercolor cup of coffee, and a note declaring Weil’s intention to write and send to Anders a daily poemumble. By 1986 Susan was making three versions of her poemumbles, one large version for her notebooks, and postcard sized versions for Anders, and for her dear friend and publisher of livres d’artiste, Vincent FitzGerald.

    Today, 30 years and over 10, 930 poemumbles later, Weil has stayed true to her intention. No subject is too small or grand for a poemumble. One day Weil might elucidate the experience of seeing a painting, form a play on words, evoke a distant memory or dreamscape, whisper murmurs of the sea, or the pull of the moon. The poemumbles have also been place for Weil to weave her thoughts and images with past creative masters. Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rumi, Picasso, Henrik Ibsen, Gertrude Stein, ‘Papa Matisse’ as Susan fondly calls him, and her lifelong inspiration and creative co-collaborator ‘Jimmy Joy,’ James Joyce have all made guest appearances in Weil’s poemumbles.

    Earlier poemumbles of delicate pencil drawings and watercolors, rubber stamped with the date, evolved into collages of magazine images and textual snippets. As Weil’s studio work has changed so too have the poemumbles. Today, Weil incorporates found images from the vast trove of the Internet into her daily poems, and has made several plexi-glass works inspired by earlier poemumbles.

    Free & open to the public: (12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday-Wednesday

    and 11:00 – 5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

    56 Broadway

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 350-8484

    http://www.blackmountaincollege.org/

    UNCA : 2015 UNC Asheville Queer Conference
    Apr 2 all-day

     

    UNCA : 2015 UNC Asheville Queer Conference 

    • Thursday, April 2, 2015
      7:30 AM to 10:00 PM – Karpen Hall 139 – Laurel Forum Navigating Normativities: 2015 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville, April 2-4, 2015.The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities.For more information, please contact Lorena Russell at [email protected], 828-251-6594.

     

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library
    Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging, and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    For 2015, this service is available now through Wednesday, April 15 at various libraries in Buncombe County. Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

    Weaverville Library*
    41 North Main Street, 250-6482

    • Thursday:  10 am – 4 pm
    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Memoir
    Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop :  Memoir

    Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.

    10-week course for writers of various levels of experience:

    Memoir – In “Remembering, Misremembering, Disremembering: Our Memories Have a Story to Tell” with Christine Hale, participants will explore the particular challenges and possibilities of writing memoir. Using brief examples from published memoirs and in-class writing exercises, participants will model some techniques for turning memory’s mischief to literary advantage. Hale’s novel, Basil’s Dream, (Livingston Press, 2009) received honorable mention in the 2010 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in publications including Arts & Letters, Hippocampus and Still, among others. Class meets Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19, in Asheville. 

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays
    Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays

    Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.

    15-week course for writers of various levels of experience:

    Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays – For advanced prose writers who have projects underway (or who want to start something new) GSWP Executive Director Tommy Hays offers “Keeping Ourselves Company: An Advanced Creative Prose Workshop.” Emphasis will be on reading and critiquing each other’s work. The instructor will respond at length to submissions. Instructor’s permission is required for admittance. Hays is the author of What I Came to Tell You (EgmontUSA, 2013), a SIBA Okra Pick and chosen by the Atlanta Constitution as one of best books for children for 2013. His novel, The Pleasure Was Mine, has been chosen for numerous community reads and was a Finalist for the SIBA Fiction Award. His In the Family Way (Random House, 1999) was winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Class meets Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 29, in Asheville.