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Thurday, Sept. 1

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, 7 p.m., outdoor amphitheater, Sierra Nevada brewery, Mills River. The festival will feature the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor films that speak to environmental concerns and celebrations of the planet. The event begins at 7 p.m., with film screenings starting at 8 p.m.

“THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING” SHOW,  7:30 p.m., downtown Hendersonville. The show “The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing” will run through Sept. 4. The show features songs and dances from 1987 hit film, “Dirty Dancing.” Attendees are urged to feel free to sing and dance along to tunes like “Be My Baby,” “Hungry Eyes,” “She’s Like the Wind” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Showtimes are  at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 2 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. For tickets, which are $28, call the box office at 693-0731, or visit flatrockplayhouse.org.




Friday, Sept. 2

SUCCESSFUL AGING HEALTH FAIR, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A Successful Aging Health Fair — a daylong event for older adults, caregivers and anyone interested in aging successfully — will be hosted by the Council on Aging of Buncombe County.  Breakout sessions will focus on health and wellness and topics relating to aging. A bag lunch will be provided. To register, visit www.coabc.org. Admission is free and open to the public.

N.C. APPLE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Main Street, downtown Hendersonville. The annual North Carolina Apple Festival will be held Sept. 2-5. A nine-block portion of Main Street will serve as the site for a Street Fair featuring more than 200 vendors offering arts and crafts vendors and festival food. Attendees also can purchase fresh apples from one of 15 Henderson County growers or enjoy a caramel apple or fried apple pie. Among the musical highlights, will be a performance by the Buddy K Band, playing big-band favorites in front of the Historic Courthouse for listening and dancing from 7:45 to 10 p.m. Sept. 2. The variety band Intensity will play pop music covers from 7:15 to 10 p.m. Sept. 3. The Mighty Kicks, a soul and show band, will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 4. To close the festival, the King Apple Parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5 on Main Street. Only a mini-street fair with no stage entertainment will be offered Sept. 5. Pets are prohibited. Attendees are encourage to bring lawnchairs and/or blankets. Admission is free

MOTOWN REVUE CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The Legacy Motown Revue show will pay tribute to legendary icons of Motown. Four performers will dance and sing, backed by what is billed as “an amazing six-piece horn band.” For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org, or call the box office at 286-9990.



Saturday, Sept. 3

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN, 7-10 p.m., Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The annual Shindig on the Green shows, featuring some of the region’s finest pickers, singers and dancers, will hold its season finale. Attendees are urged to bring a lawnchair or blanket. Admission is free.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD CONCERT, 7 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Jim Curry will perform “A Tribute to John Denver.” For tickets, which are $18 and $22, visit GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.




Sunday, Sept. 4

CANTON LABOR DAY WEEKEND FESTIVAL, noon-11 p.m., Sorrells Street Park, downtown Canton. Canton’s Labor Day Weekend Festival will run Sept. 4-5. Features will include live music, a parade, a children’s area with inflatables, face-painting, a magician, balloon artists, a tailgate farmers market, crafts, food ventors and a vintage car show. Among the Sept. 4 highlights are concerts by Lyric, 6 p.m.; Joe Lasher Jr., 7:30 p.m.; and Yonder Mountain String Band, 9 p.m. The Sept. 5 highlights include a performance by Mountain Faith at 6 p.m. and Balsam Range, 8 p.m. Also, from 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 5, a parade with 120 floats will wind through downtown. Admission is free.




Tuesday, Sept. 6

COUNTRY HOBOS LEGACIES PROGRAM, 3:15-4:45  p.m., Room 044, Lipinsky Hall, UNC Asheville. The Hobo Old-Time Country Music Legacies series will feature Brody Hunt of the Carolina Cud Chewers playing rare and unknown 78 RPM country hobo records of the 1920s and ‘30s from his collection. Hunt is an independent country music researcher and record collector. Also, Hunt will discuss his life “bumming” on America’s freight trains. The program is part of the Carolina Cud Chewers’ Sept. 6-8 residency at UNCA. Admission is free and open to the public.

BOOK DISCUSSION, 7 p.m., Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, downtown Asheville. A book club will discuss “Code Red: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century” by Jonathan Simon. All are welcome and admission is free.

WORLD AFFAIRS TALK ON RUSSIA, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A World Affairs Council talk about Russia will be given by Steven Solnick, president of Warren Wilson College. Solnick spent a decade in Moscow as representative of the Ford Foundation and before that was coordinator for Russian Studies at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute. His talk is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of WNC and UNCA. Admission is $10 for the general public — and free to WAC members and UNCA students.




Wednesday, Sept. 7

X-PLANES LECTURE, 4:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. An OLLI STEM Lecture by Jim Tyson will address “X-Planes.” Tyson is a member of the seniors faculty at OLLI College for Seniors— and a pilot. Admission is free.

“ASHEVILLE AT 78 RPM” PROGRAN, 7 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Away Out On the Mountain: Asheville at 78 RPM” will be presented. Brody Hunt, a member of the Carolina Cud Chewers, will play 78 RPM records by Asheville-area musicians in the 1920s and 1930s. Hunt is an independent country music researcher and record collector. The program is part of the Carolina Cud Chewers’ Sept. 6-8 residency at UNCA. Admission is free and open to the public.

SIERRA CLUB MEETING/GREEN DRINKS, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. A meeting of the Sierra Club, along with the group Asheville Green Drinks, will feature a discussion of how attendees can prevent a third gas-powered plant to be built by Duke Energy in Asheville. Providing an update on the work of the Energy Innovation Task Force will be Brownie Newman, Buncombe County Commissioner; Julie Mayfield, Asheville City Councilwoman; Amber Weaver of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability office; and Jason Walls of Duke Energy. The event is free and open to the public. 




Thursday, Sept. 8

FUTURISTIC MUSIC PROGRAM, noon, Room 018, Lipinsky Hall, UNC Asheville. Grammy-winning Roy “Futureman” Wooten of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and UNCA Paddison Distinguished Professor of Music Wayne Kirby, a close associate of the late Bob Moog, will present a lecture outlining traditional views of rhythm and introducing new theories of musical time. Wooten and Kirby will discuss their work as scientists, inventors, programmers and composers that led to the creation of the ‘RoyEl’—a keyboard that can be tuned to the ratios of the Golden Mean (Phi) and is styled after the table of the periodic elements. The duo will then explain how principles behind the startling new tunings can also be applied to rhythms. Audience members will be invited to bring their hand-held percussion instruments in order to explore viscerally what the lecture presents intellectually. Admission is free and open to the public.

 “DIARY OF ANNE FRANK” PERFORMANCE, 2 and 7:30 p.m., main stage, Flat Rock. “The Diary of Anne Frank” will be performed through Sept. 25. Tickets are $15 to $50 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 693-0731, or visiting flatrockplayhouse.org.

 NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION TRAINING, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Asheville Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St., North Asheville. A nonviolent communication training serues will begin. The program will strive to answer the following questions: “What makes it so hard to let go of anger? Can forgiveness lead us to authentic, empowered and effective action?” A promotional flyer noted, “The aforementioned questions are especially timely now, as streets from Asheville to St. Paul  to Dallas, Baton Rouge to Istanbul, Baghdad and Nice, flow with blood and tears. Turning the fire of anger into forgiveness and meaningful action is a four-week series in nonviolent communication.” Facilitator will be Roberta Wall. “In Nonviolent Communication, we say that anger has a surprising purpose, and that its energy can be harnessed and transformed into self-understanding, authentic action, and forgiveness,” a flyer said. Cost is $100. To register or for more information, call or email Polly at 775-6333, or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

CAROLINA CUD CHEWERS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. The Carolina Cud Chewers, a Carolina stringband devoted to preserving the force and beauty of classic performances of  the 1920s and ‘30s, will perform in concert. Led by core members Brody Hunt and Antone Costa, the instrumentation variously includes finger-style banjo, bowed cello, Hawaiian guitar, Spanish guitar, blue yodeling, mandolin, musical saw, bones and fiddle. The event will be the culminating performance of the Carolina Cud Chewers’ UNCA residency. Admission is $15 for the public and $5 for studnts.  




Friday, Sept. 9

OPERA TALK, 1-2:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Opera Talk series will feature Asheville Lyric Opera General Director David Craig Starkey, who will host a unique conversation or performance about a current topic or production in the opera season with surprise special guests. Admission is free and open to the public.

Electro-Music ConcerT, 2 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. An electro-music concert will feature Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Wayne Kirby. Wooten has won five Grammy Awards for work with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He is also the creator and producer of the Black Mozart Ensemble. Kirby is the Ruth Paddison Distinguished Professor of Music at UNCA and founding director of the university’s Bob Moog Electronic Music Studio. As a student at Juilliard, Kirby formed the psycheldelic rock group The Wind in the Willows with Debbie Harry (Blondie) which recorded two albums on Capitol Records. Admission is free and open to the public.

CHAMBER MUSIC CHAT, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Chamber Music Chat will feature the musicians of Pan Harmonia, directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck. They will lead informal sessions, sharing their process, inspiration and the music they love. Admission is free and open to the public.

GOOMBAY FESTIVAL, 5-10 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The three-day 2016 Goombay African-Caribbean street festival will  open with live music, street-dancing competition, a hair show comeptition, a parade, a children’s area, food and crafts. The event will continue from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 10 — and 1-6 p.m. Sept. 11. A feature will be a performance by DJ Kool. Other performers will include singer Lyric, the band Free Flow, Project Negus and the Mossa Kan dancers. Sept. 11 will feature gospel choirs. Admission is free.




Saturday, Sept. 10

20th Anniversary Celebration, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The SMCPA’s Overlook Theatre Company will be honored for its 20 years “of wonderful shows, spectacular memories, hilarious stories and great friends during this retrospective concert. “An evening full of great songs, tons of fun and exciting surprises, the SMCPA noted.  SMCPA patron members are invited to a special post-show reception with the cast and crew immediately following the event. For tickets, which are $17, visit www.greatmountain music.com.

“WEIRD Al” YANKOVIC COMEDY SHOW, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. “Weird Al” Yankovic will bring The Mandatory World Tour to Asheville, where he will perform a comedy show based on his 2014 album, “Mandatory Fun.” It was the first comedy album in more than 50 years to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. For tickets, visit uscellularcenterasheville.com.

SAM BUSH CONCERT, 8 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Sam Bush, alternately known as the “king of Telluride,” and the “king of bluegrass,” will perform in concert. Bush is billed as helping to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org, or call the box office at 286-9990.




Monday, Sept. 12

METRO ECONOMY OUTLOOK, noon, Mission Health Conference Center, A-B Tech, Ashevile. The 17th Annual Asheville Metro Economy Outlook will feature Dr. Jim Johnson, an expert on workforce trends. Johnson, who is on the faculty at UNC Chapel Hill’s Business School, will provide insights on how today’s shifting economic and demographic trends impact Western North Carolina’s workforce. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.]




Tuesday, Sept. 13

BUILDING BRIDGES FALL SEMINAR, 3 p.m., Rainbow Community School, West Asheville. The Building Bridges seminar is intended to serve as an introduction to the dynamics of racism and is an opportunity to explore how race has impacted our relationships, communities and institutions. Past participants are welcome to attend. The program which begins Sept. 13, will run through Nov. 8th. 

MUSIC FACULTY SHOWCASE CONCERT, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The Music Faculty Showcase Concert will feature UNCA’s music faculty performing a varied program. Admission is free, but donations to the university’s music program will be accepted. 




Wednesday, Sept. 14

DINNER ON THE QUAD, 6-9 p.m., quad, UNC Asheville. A farm-to-table dinner on the quad will feature a locally sourced, three-course dinner, with music by UNCA’s Bluegrass Ensemble, Cherokee storytelling, contra dancing, children’s activities and door prizes. For tickets, which are $40 (with proceeds benefiting food and garden projects at UNCA), visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




Thursday, Sept. 15

RHYTHM & BREWS CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., downtown Hendersonville. The band The Hip Abduction will perform in the monthly outdoor Rhythm & Brews concert series. The St. Petersburg, Fla.-based group plays afro-pop/indie rock that mixes reggae bass lines with traditional African stringed instruments for a funky, high-energy performance. Admission is free.

 

 



Thursday, Sept. 15

CHARLOTTE STREET HISTORY TALK, 5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church Parrish Hall, 337 Charlotte St., Asheville. A talk titled “Riding Down Charlotte Street: Streetcar Suburb to Modern Corridor” will be given by Kim Leatherwood and Kieta Osteen-Cochrane. Their presentation spans a period spanning from the Civil War to the present — and even includes a look at the future. Admisson is free, but a suggested donation of $10 will be accepted to support local preservation.




Friday, Sept. 16

CHORAL SOCIETY TALK, 1:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The “Inside the Music with the Asheville Choral Society” series will feature a conversation and performance from ACS soloists and conductor Melodie Galloway, chair and associate professor of music at UNCA. The session will focus on the upcoming performance of Annelies, a choral setting of the diary of Anne Frank, by composer James Whitbourn. Admission is free and open to the public.

N.C. STAGE CO. BEHIND-THE-SCENES TALK, 1:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The N.C. Stage Behind the Scenes series will feature Artistic Director and co-founder Charlie Flynn-McIver. He will take attendees behind the scenes of the professional productions of N.C Stage, with a look at the themes of the plays, the rehearsal process, the design process, talks with actors, directors and designers and a scene or two from the upcoming show, “Grounded.” Admission is free and open to the public.

MEDICARE PRESENTATION, 2 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Medicare Choices Made Easy,” a presentation, will be preceded by an information session hosted by the Council on Aging of Buncombe County. Help will be offered by trained volunteers from the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program. The presentation starts at 2 p.m., but those attending from noon to 2 p.m. will be able to meet meet with representatives of the Social Security Administration, and stay for “Medicare Choices Made Easy.” To reserve a space, visit  www.coabc.org. Admission is free and open to the public.

SYMPHONY TALK, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Symphony Talk series will feature Daniel Meyer, music director and conductor of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and WCQS music host Chip Kaufmann. They will discuss the ASO’s upcoming all-Tchaikovsky concert. Admission is free and open to the public.

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 CONCERT, 5-9 p.m., North Lexington Avenue near I-240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The monthly DA5 summer series will feature headliner Cracker, preceded by The Dirty Badgers. Admission is free.

MISES INSTITUTE SUPPORTERS SUMMIT, 6:30 p.m., The Asheville Renaissance Hotel, downtown Asheville. A two-day, off-the-record 2016 Mises Institute Supporters Summit wlll be held  through Sept. 17. A private discussion among the institute’s donors will focus on what’s ahead — and what to do about it — from a libertarian perspective. Featured speakers will be Ron Paul, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Lew Rockwell and Jeff Deist, a libertarian from Wall Street who is billed as “a brilliant entrepreneur,” and others. In addition to serious discussions, there will be a guided tour of the Biltmore House later on Sept. 17 — and, after that, a cookout and live Nashville music at the estate’s Antler Hill Barn.

“REMEMBER THE TITANS” SCREENING, 8 p.m., stage, Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The city’s Movies in the Park series will feature an outdoor screening of “Remember the Titans. In the  2000 film rated PG, Denzel Washington stars in a fact-based story about a high school football team’s first racially integrated season. Attendees are urged to bring a lawnchair and/or a blanket. Admission is free.




Saturday, Sept. 17

FOREIGNER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The band Foreigner — with guitarist Mick Jones as the lone original member — will perform in concert. Among Foreigner’s hits were “Double Vision,” “Cold As Ice,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Hot Blooded.” For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

PEABO BROWN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Two-time Grammy Award-winning male vocalist Peabo Brown will perform in concert.

WIDESPREAD PANIC CONCERT, 8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The popular jam band Widespread Panic will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $47.50, visit the box office or uscellularcenterasheville.com.





Wednesday, Sept. 21

STEM Lecture, 4:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Exploring Gene and Cell Therapies for Cardiac Arrythmias” will be addressed by Richard Robinson, professor of pharmacology at Columbia University Medical Center. Admission is free and open to the public.




Thursday, Sept. 22

READING/DISCUSSION, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Ben Fountain will read from his works and then lead a discussion. Fountain is the author of the novel “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” which is scheduled to be released as a movie this fall, and of “Brief Encounters with Ché Guevara.” Fountain’s reading will be hosted by best-selling novelist Wiley Cash, writer-in-residence this year at his alma mater, UNC Asheville. The program is free and open to the public.




Friday, Sept. 23

GREEK FESTIVAL, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Asheville, 227 Cumberland Avenue  (in the Historic Montford District), Asheville. The 30th annual Greek Festival will feature traditional Greek foods, dance and music. The gala will be held 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept 23-24 and  11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25. Admission is free. 

PANEL DISCUSSION ON 2016 ELECTION, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “The 2016 Election and The Future of Our Country” will be the focus of a panel discussion featuring George Peery, professor emeritus of political science at Mars Hill University; Ashley Moraguez, assistant professor of political science at UNCA (on the national election); and Asheville Citizen-Times political reporters Mark Barrett and Joel Burgess (on North Carolina and local elections). The Fab Friday lunch-and-learn is free and open to the public 

BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TALK, 5 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The eighth renewal of the annual conference exploring Black Mountain College’s legacy of innovation will feature a keynote talk by Helen Molesworth, chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The conference runs Sept. 23-25. To register for the conference, which costs $75, blackmountaincollege.org.




Saturday, Sept. 24

COUNTRY’S FAMILY REUNION, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Bill Anderson’s Country Family Reunion is billed as bringing together “country music stars, armed with decades of songs and stories” to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts’ stage. Whisperin’ Bill Anderson will host this intimate gathering of country music legends as they share the stories and sing the songs that made them famous. You will undoubtedly find yourself singing along with the classics and find yourself delighted by the stories that go hand in hand with the music. For tickets, which are $24, $27, $30, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

KATHY MATTEA CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Grammy award-winning Kathy Mattea, one of the most respected country stars of her era, and guitarist/arranger Bill Cooley will perform in concert. Mattea brings elements of folk, bluegrass, gospel and singer/songwriter intimacy to her music and explores the most basic human essence through timeless melodies and uplifting narratives.




Monday, Sept. 26

SQUIBB LECTURE IN CHEMISTRY, 7 p.m.,  Alumni Hall, Highsmith Union, UNC Asheville. The annual UNCA Squibb Lecture in Chemistry will focus on the significance of chemistry at the interface of biochemistry and other sub-disciplines. The lecture will be delivered by Heather Allen, winner of the American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. Allen is professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio State University, leading research in molecular organization at interfaces, with a focus on understanding the structure of aqueous surfaces. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 29

CITY HISTORY PROGRAM, 6-7 p.m., Lord Auditorium (downstairs), Pack Memorial Library, downtown Asheville. The “Remembering When Asheville Became Cool” monthly series will feature a discussion of “Politics and Civic Engagement,” moderated by Leslie Anderson and Becky Anderson. Admission is free.

AUTHOR’S TALK, 7 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall., UNC Asheville. A talk will be given by Carolyn Finney, author of “Black Faces, White Spaces.” Finney, assistant professor of geography at the University of Kentucky, will explore how issues of difference impact participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues. Her talk is part of UNCA’s observance of the National Parks Service Centennial, and is co-sponsored by UNCA’s NEH Distinguished Professor and its Center for Diversity Education, and Everybody’s Environment. Admission is free and open to the public.

FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., downtown Hendersonville. The Music of Fleetwod Mac will be performed in a tribute concert. Showtimes are  at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 693-0731, or visiting flatrockplayhouse.org.

CHEAP TRICK CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The band Cheap Trick will perform in concert.



Friday, Sept. 30

FAB FRIDAY TALK, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A Fab Friday lunch-and-learn talk will be led by Patrick Foo, associate professor of psychology at UNCA and director of the university’s neuroscience program. His talk will be part of OLLI’s health education series. Admission is free and open to the public.

ALZHEIMER’S TALK, 1:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” will be presented by Denise Young, regional manager of the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Carolina, along with other area experts. Her talk is part of the Alzheimer’s Association “Forget Me Not” series. Admission is free and open to the public. .

OPERA TALK, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Opera Talk series will feature Asheville Lyric Opera General Director David Craig Starkey, who will host a unique conversation or performance about a current topic or production in the opera season with surprise special guests. Admission is free and open to the public.

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, Waynesville. Ji Sangwod Lee, the young pianist featured in Android’s “Monotune” commercial, will be the featured artist for the Haywood County Art Council’s Young Artist Concert Series. To order tickets, which are $25 and for which the proceeds will benefit the Haywood County Arts Council, call 452-0593.




Saturday, Oct. 1

LGBTQ PRIDE FESTIVAL, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. Local LGBTQ activists will host the annual LGBTQ Blue Ridge Pride Festival. “Color Our World With Pride and Love” is this year’s theme. “This positive stand of ‘Love triumphs over hate’ will show all the diversity and welcoming atmosphere of Asheville’s proud LGBTQ community and allies,” the board of directors reported in a statement to the news media recently. Features will include continuous music, dancing and entertainment on the main stage in front of City Hall. Surrounding the outdoor venue will be more than 100 booths and vendors. CNN named Asheville as one of the best places in the world to celebrate pride in 2012. Past festivals have drawn between 10,000 and 12,000 visitors, but the organizers are predicting that this year will attract even a bigger turnout, as the LGBTQ community and its friends wants to show solidarity.

CHARLEY PRIDE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Country music star Charley Pride will perform in concert. “ With 36 No. 1 hits under his belt, Charley Pride, who is black, has helped prove how little race matters to the majority of country music fans,” a flyer said. For tickets, which are $48, $53 and $58, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

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