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Monday, Sept. 1

 Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Bill Spellman will address “Community and Authority in the Medieval West.” He is executive director of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The lecture is free and open to the public.

King Apple Parade, 2:30 p.m., downtown Hendersonville. As part of the N.C. Apple Festival, the King Apple Parade will be held on Labor Day.



Tuesday, Sept. 2

SHAG LESSONS/DANCING, 6:30-10 p.m., Showtime Saloon, 97 Underwood Rd., Fletcher. The Mountain Shag Club is offering shag lessons — for free — every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. No partner is needed. Shag dancing will follow from 7 to 10 p.m., with rotating DJs and a $5 cover charge.

World Affairs Council PROGRAM, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A WAC address will be presented on “Ukraine: The Anatomy of a Crisis.”



Wednesday, Sept. 3

CONCERT, 12:25 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Patrick Dodd, a blues-Southern rock musician, will perform in concert with Anne Coombs, Harry Lewis and Wayne Kirby. The show is free and open to the public.

OPEN REHEARSAL, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Blue Ridge Orchestra, a community orchestra directed by Milton Crotts, will hold an open rehearsal. Admission is free and open to the public. 



Thursday, Sept. 4

Cherokee stickball demonstration, 6 p.m., Intramural Field, UNC Asheville. A Cherokee stickball demonstration will feature the Wa Le Lu “Hummingbird” team. Admission is free and open to the public.

ANTI-FRACKING FILM SCREENING, 6 p.m., Ferguson Auditorium, A-B Tech, Asheville. WNC Frack Free will screen the film “GasLand.” A panel discussion will follow the film. The screening is free and open to the public. 

40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. Our Voice will hold its 40th anniversary celebration, billing the gala as “40 Years of Starting Conversations.” The event will feature keynote speaker Anita Hill, Brandeis University professor of Law. Hill started a nationwide conversation by disclosing her experience of workplace sexual harrassment that focused the country’s attention on a difficult topic often met with avoidance and silence. A welcome reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit Malaprop’s Books, aSHEville Museum, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Friday, Sept. 5

HUMANITIES LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. Oliver Gloag will address “Post Colonialism and the Cold War: Imperial Imperatives and Untold Narratives.” Gloag is an assistant professor of foreign languages. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Jeff Konz will address “Industrialization, Capitalism, and Alienation.” Konz is a professor of economics. The lecture is free and open to the public.



Saturday, Sept. 6

CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot next to Firehouse Subs, 229 Airport Rd., Arden. The 96.5 Band will play oldies music for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.

CONCERT, 7-9 p.m., freen space in front of Hickory Tavern and Brixx Pizza, Biltmore Park, Asheville. Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues will perform in an outdoor concert. Admission is free.

JO DEE MESSINA CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. Jo Dee Messina will perform. Since debuting in 1996 with the hit single, “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” she has charted nine No. 1 singles and sold more than 5 million records worldwide. For tickets, which are $26, $33 and $37, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call 524-1598.



Monday, Sept. 8

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Grant Hardy will address “Celestial Kingdom: China.” Hardy is a professor of history and religious studies. Admission is free and open to the public. 

MOVE TO AMEND MEETING, 7 p.m., North Asheville Library, Asheville. The group Move to Amend Buncombe County will meet.



Tuesday, Sept. 9

LIBERTARIAN MEETING, 7 p.m., Oakleaf Furniture, 130 Miller St., downtown Waynesville. The Haywood County Libertarian Party meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Open discussion and debate are encouraged with all perspectives and persuasions welcomed, regardless of political or religious affiliation.



Wednesday, Sept. 10

PEACE MEETING, 9:30 a.m., Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain. Western Carolinians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East will meet. 

OPEN REHEARSAL, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Blue Ridge Orchestra, a community orchestra directed by Milton Crotts, will hold an open rehearsal. Admission is free and open to the public. 



Thursday, Sept. 11

STEM Lecture,  4:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Bill Rosskind of the Asheville Astronomy Club will address  “New Developments in Space-Based Astronomy.” The STEM interdisciplinary lecture series focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Admission is free and open to the public.



Friday, Sept. 12

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. John McClain will address “1848: Romanticism and its Discontents.” McClain is a humanities lecturer. Admission is free and open to the public. 

HUMANITIES LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. Grace Campbell will address “Human Rights & Global Justice.” Campbell is a humanities lecturer. Admission is free and open to the public.

ANTI-FRACKING MEETING, 5-9 p.m., Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. After requests from individuals, organizations and businesses in Western North Carolina, the Mining and Energy Commission has voted unanimously to hold a meeting in the western part of the state. The concern about fracking in the mountains was galvanized by the passage this summer of Senate Bill 786, which lifted the moratorium on issuing state permits for hydraulic fracturing for gas, possibly as soon as next spring. The MEC is expected to finalize the oil and gas rules before the end of 2014, with possible issuance of permits by spring 2015. The comment deadline is Sept. 30. 

RIVERMUSIC CONCERT, 5-10 p.m., Sculpture and Performance Plaza, River Arts District, Riverside Drive (along the French Broad River), Asheville. Featured will be bluegrass music by Fruition and Fireside Collective. Gates open at 5 p.m. Each show in the series features a beer from different breweries and food trucks. Admission is free.

BARNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL, 7:30 p.m., Grace Meadows Farm, John France Road, Jonesborough, Tenn. The Barnaroo Music Festival will feature headline Matt Wertz. Admission is $15 for the general public and free for ages 15 and younger. For tickets, visit www.barnaroo.com.




Saturday, Sept. 13

SHINING ROCK RIVERFEST, noon, Camp Hope, 312 Camp Hope Rd., Canton. Shining Rock Riverfest will feature nine Appalachian music bands for $10 for general admission, and free for ages 12 and younger. Also featured will be barbecue and arts and crafts vendors. For tickets, call 400-7499.

LECTURE, 2 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Phillip Jamison will address “Myth and Misconceptions of Mountain Dance.” Jamison is a professor of Appalachian music at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa. His talk will be presented in conjunction with the Asheville History Center’s exhibition “Hillbilly Land: Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture.” A $5 donation requested upon admission.

POLKA DANCE LESSON WORKSHOP, 2-4 p.m., Asheville Ballroom, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville. A two-hour polka dance lesson workshop will teach the basics, turns, heel toe taps, spins and more. The class is for all ages and levels of experience. Admission is $25.

CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot next to Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. Tom Brown, One Man Band will play oldies music for listening or dancing. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and blankets. Admission is free.




Sunday, Sept. 14

RIDERS IN THE SKY CONCERT, 3 p.m., John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The 10th annual WCU Galaxy of Stars Series will launch with a return engagement of country and western icons Riders in the Sky, a Grammy Award-winning group that performed in the inaugural season of the series. The group, featured in the film “Toy Story,” is known for its award-winning harmonies, wacky cowboy wit and high-yodeling adventures. For single-show tickets, which are $21, call 227-2479, or visit www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

CONCERT, 3 p.m., Flat Rock Cinema, Singleton Center, 2700 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. Matt King will perform. For tickets, which are $15, call 697-2463, or visit www.magnolia-concertseries.com.

PUBSING, 6-8 p.m., French Broad Brewery, 101 Fairview Rd., Asheville. A PubSing gathering will be held to sing old-time gospel and Americana inspirational music. Admission is free.




Monday, Sept. 15

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Keya Maitra will address “Medieval India.” Maitra is the chair of the UNCA Philosophy Department and an associate professor of philosophy. Admission is free and open to the public.




Wednesday, Sept. 17

OPEN REHEARSAL, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Blue Ridge Orchestra, a community orchestra directed by Milton Crotts, will hold an open rehearsal. Admission is free and open to the public.




Thursday, Sept. 18

OUTDOOR CONCERT, 5 p.m., Azalea Parking Lot, between 3rd and 4th Avenues along King Street, downtown Hendersonville. The annual Rhythm & Brews summer concert series will feature the band Blue Dogs. Admission is free.





Thursday, Sept. 18

METRO ECONOMY OUTLOOK, 5:30-7 p.m., Grand Ballroom, The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville. The 15th annual Asheville Metro Economy Outlook will feature Greg Ip, renowned economics expert at The Economist magazine and a Pulitzer Prizer-winner, as its keynote speaker. Ip will explain how national economic indicators may affect the regional economy. In addition, the other presenter, Chris Cavanaugh, president of Magellan Strategy Group, will highlight economic treds for the Asheville metro area, including Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Madison counties. The event is open to the public and starts at 5 p.m. with networking, followed by presentations, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, which are $10 for Asheville Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for nonmembers and free for students, register online at web.ashevillechamber.org/events.





Friday, Sept. 19

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Sarah Judson will address “The Contagion of Freedom: Anti-Slavery, Women’s Rights, and Economic Justice.” Judson is an associate professor of history and Africana studies. Admission is free and open to the public. 

AGING LECTURE, 11:30 a.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Ann Thompson will address “Aging in Place.” Thompson is an occupational therapist. She will explain how one can gain insight into ways to institute simple universal design principles that can help an individual to live in one’s home comfortably, safely and independently. Her talk is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available in the Reuter Café; brown bags are welcome. 

HUMANITIES LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. Dwight Mullen will address “Poverty & Plenty.” Mullen is a professor of political science. Admission is free and open to the public.

Symphony Talk, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A “Symphony Talk with Daniel Meyer“ will be held. Meyer, music director of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, will discuss the symphony’s next concert. Admission is free and open to the public.

DOWNTOWN AFTER 5 STREET FEST, 5-9 p.m., N. Lexington Ave. at the Interstate 240 overpass, downtown Asheville. The 26th annual Downtown After 5 monthly street festival will wrap up the season with the Asheville All Stars, which includes members of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Asheville Horns, Molly Parti and more. The opener will be Asheville Rock Academy, with its young performers. Besides live music, the street concert also will feature a wide selection of local and national beers and food.

GAITHER CONCERT, 7 p.m., Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The Gaither Homecoming Tour, featuring the award-winnng gospel band, will perform in concert. The WCU show will showcase the songs on the Gaither Vocal Band’s latest recording, “Hymns.” Also performing will be The Isaacs, The Nelsons, Buddy Greene, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams. For tickets, which are $73, $36 or $26 for adults, and $23 for seniors and children, visit gaither.com, or call 227-7677.

INTERACTIVE BEATLES EXPERIENCE, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience” will be presented. 

BRET MICHAELS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Bret Michaels will perform in concert. Regarding his concert, the casino noted, “Staying true to his ‘Road Dog’ moniker, Bret Michaels is hitting the road and rockin’ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center this September. Don’t miss out, secure your advance tickets today before they are gone! This show is sure to be a rock and roll party you won’t want to miss!” For tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.




Saturday, Sept. 20

WEST AFRICAN HARP PERFORMANCE, 3 p.m., Dobra Tea, 120 Broadway St., Black Mountain. Sean Gaskell will perform on the West African harp, which is a 21-string instrument native to the Mande peoples of Gambia, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Mali. A $5 donation is suggested

“HOME BY DARK” SONGWRITERS SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. The show is billed as follows: “A NYC saxophonist, some Nashville hit songwriters and an all-star band walk into a bar... You won’t believe what happens next.” For tickets, which are $15-$30, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call 524-1598.




Sunday, Sept. 21

ETHICAL SOCIETY LECTURE/DISCUSSION, 2-3:30 p.m.,The Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Rd. (near UNC Asheville), Asheville. A talk on ”The Genius of Common Sense” will be presented by Annie Butzner, an oncology-psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville. Butzner will share insights regarding Jane Jacobs, who along with Rachel Carson and Betty Friedan, rocked the foundations of American society in the last half of the 20th century. Jacobs has been described as “the greatest thinker and intellectual on cities from 1950 to 2006.” Butzner will show a short video, which will be followed by questions and group discussion.  Following the meeting, there will be time for informal conversation and light refreshments.  All are welcome.



Monday, Sept. 22

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. John Wood and Agya Boakye-Boaten will address “African Cultural Spheres.” Wood is a professor of sociology and Boakye-Boaten is director and an assistant professor of Africana studies. Admission is free and open to the public.




Wednesday, Sept. 24

CONCERT, 2 p.m., Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville. Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform. Admission is free.




Friday, Sept. 26

NEWSPAPER TALK, 11:30 a.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. John Awtry will address “The Asheville Citizen-Times’ Playbook.” Awtry is vice president and executive editor of the Asheville Citizen-Times and Greenville (S.C.) News. Attendees are urged to learn what the newspaper is doing to “address concerns, improve our work and fix local journalism at a national level.” Admission is free and open to the public. Lunch is available in the Reuter Café; brown bags are welcome.

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Dwight Mullen will address “Africa in the Modern World.” Mullen is a professor of political science. Admission is free and open to the public.

HUMANITIES LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. Sarah Judson will address “Black Protest Thought.” Judson is an associate professor of history and Africana studies. Admission is free and open to the public.

Opera Talk, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. An “Opera Talk” will be given by David Craig Starkey, director of the Asheville Lyric Opera; and a cast of industry professionals who will guide attendees through their operatic world. Admission is free and open to the public.





Saturday, Sept. 27

COMPASSION TRAINING, 8:30 a.m., 417 Sherrill Center, UNC Asheville. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi and Jennifer Mascaro will address “The Heart and Science of Compassion: An Introduction to Cognitively Based Compassion Training.” Negi is the founder and spiritual director of Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc. and Mascaro is a biological anthropologist and lecturer of anthropology at Emory University. Admission is free and open to the public.

FOLK FESTIVAL, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Burnsville Town Center, 6 S. Main St., Burnsville. The Music in the Mountains Folk Festival will be held. For tickets, which are $14, call 682-7215, or visit www.toeriverarts.org.

CLINT BLACK CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Clint Black will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $34 and $39, call the box office at 286-9990.

JAKE OWEN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Jake Owen will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.

DIAMOND RIO CONCERT, 8 p.m. U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The group Diamond Rio will be the headliner for the Asheville Firefighters Assocation benefit concert. For tickts, call 236-1939 or (800) 745-3000, or visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or visit the U.S. Cellular Center box office.




Monday, Sept. 29

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Sophie Mills will address “Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Europe.” Mills is the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professor of Classics at UNCA. Admission is free and open to the public.




Tuesday, Sept. 30

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Michael Brenner will address “Why Weimar?” Brenner is a professor and scholar of Jewish history. His talk will explore the explosion of creativity from within Germany’s small Jewish population that took place between the end of World War I and the rise of Adolf Hitler. His address is part of UNCA’s “Evenings at the Cabaret Weimar” series. Admission is free and open to the public.

BALSAM RANGE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 53 Park St., Canton. The band Balsam Range will perform. For tickets, which are $20, call Amy Hollifield at 298-5330, ext. 303, or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




Thursday, Oct. 9

Jazz Concert, 3 p.m., St. Matthias Church, just off South Charlotte Street at Max Street on the hill across from the Asheville Public Works Building (1 Dundee St.), Asheville. A jazz concert will feature the Rich Willey Quartet playing American standards. The ensemble includes Rich Willey on trumpet and bass trumpet, Richard Shulman on piano, Danny Iannucci on bass, and Russ Wilson, drums and vocals. A free-will offering will be taken for the band and for the restoration of the historic church.




Friday, Oct. 17

DANCE PERFORMANCE, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. The Paul Taylor Dance Company will perform Oct. 17-18.




Saturday, Oct. 18

COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Comedian George Lopez will perform. For tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.




Friday, Oct. 24

AIR SUPPLY CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The group Air Supply will perform. For tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.




Tuesday, Oct. 28

COMEDY SHOW, 8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Comedian Kevin James will perform. For tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com, or visit the U.S. Cellular Center box office.



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