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Saturday, April 1

MARCH FOR HEALTH, 1-3 p.m., Bridge Park, Sylva. CommonGround WNC, Organizing for Action and other progressive groups in the region, are hosting a nonpartisan March For Health on April Fool’s Day because. they say, “Health care is no joke. We march for equitable and affordable access to quality health care for all.” The Sylva march will be held simultaneously with the March For Health scheduled in other cities across the country. Highlights will include speakers and musicians. Attemdees are being urged to bring their “Protect ACA” signs. The event will end with a march down Mill and Main streets — with signs. 

MAIRTIN O’CONNOR CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Billed as figureheads of Irish music, the Mairtin O’Connor Trio will perform in concert. “The group combines the rich sounds of the accordion, fiddle and guitar in dazzling sets, making it one of the more versatile and dynamic ensembles on the Irish music scene,” DWT noted. For tickets, call the DWT box office at 257-4530.

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., Downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. A tribute show, “The Music of Simon and Garfunkel,” will be presented through April 9. The show runs Thursday through Sunday. Thursdays shows are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays  at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit, or call 693-0731.

Sunday, April 2

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S TALK, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Walter Ziffer will speak about his new memoir, “Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search For God.” Ziffer will share his reflections and his life story – from working as a child in Czechoslovakia and being held prisoner in eight Nazi concentration camps until liberated by Soviet troops, to resettling in the U.S. and becoming an engineer and then a minister and a scholar. Ziffer is the author of several books on Judaism and early Christianity, and has taught classes at the University of Maine in Orono, Mars Hill University, UNCA and in theological seminaries. Ziffer’s book will be available for purchase and he will sign books. Admission is free and open to all.

“EXISTING WHILE BLACK” SHOW, 5:30 p.m, The Block Off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St., downtown Asheville. “Existing While Black,” billed as a one-woman spoken word show, will be presented. The show “will unapologetically dig deep into the realities of navigating through a white supremacist society while existing in a black body,” The Block noted. “Attendees should expect to be challenged, as they will not be pacified.” Admission is by donation.

CLINT BLACK CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Clint Black, a country music traditionalist from Texas, will perform in concert. Black was one of the first artists to kick-start the mass-market popularity of country in the 1990s. Black is also one of the first artists of a generation that was equally inspired by rock-oriented pop — like 1970s’ singer/songwriters and 1960s’ rock ‘n’ roll — as well as country artists like Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, and George Jones. Black is a singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. For tickets, visit

Monday, April 3


5:30-7:30 p.m., Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville. A panel will address “Before We Burn Again: A Panel on the Future of Wildfires in WNC.” The event will bring together leading experts in the fields of wildfire management, fire ecology, climate change and community planning to discuss the dangers and ecological benefits of wildfire, critical issues at play in last year’s historic wildfire season and appropriate, proactive responses and strategies to manage future wildfire phenomena, mitigate threats and economic impacts, and save human lives. Doors will open at 5 p.m. MountainTrue members will be admitted for free.

Tuesday, April 4

RACISM AND RACIAL JUSTICE FOR KIDS, 6-8 p.m,  Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St., Asheville. “What is Racism? Structure, Intersectionality & Experience,” part one of a four-part series on teaching kids about racism and racial justice, will be presented.The series is designed to start with basic concepts to deepen kids’ understanding of racism in American culture, then move into more complex needs and scenarios for helping children to learn in classrooms and at home. Each event will include both a presentation of ideas and a workshop to engage those ideas. Events will be run by Justina Prenatt, LPCA of Clover Heart Concepts, and Megan McCarter Martell, executive director of programs at Odyssey. The April 4 program is “What is Racism? Structure, Intersectionality & Experience.” On April 18, a program on “How do we talk about Race? Communication, Presence & Developmental Awareness” will be held. Attendance at all four events is encouraged, but not required. Admission is free, but donations for the childcare are welcomed. To register for the events and for childcare, visit

Wednesday, April 5

POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, 5 p.m., first floor conference room, Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte St., downtown Asheville. The Citizen-Police Advisory Committee, organized by the City of Asheville, will meet. Admission to the meeting, which is open to the public, is free.

Wednesday, April 5

BILL AYERS PRESENTATION, 6 p.m., Firestorm Coffee & Books, 610 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. Bill Ayers will speak in Asheville, as a stop on a national tour to celebrate the release of his latest book, “Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto.” What’s more, Firestorm Books noted, “In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction and a political system offering more of the same, radical social transformation has never been more urgent. We must imagine a world beyond what this rotten system would have us believe is possible. In critiquing the world around us, Ayers uncovers cracks in the system, raising our sights for radical change, and envisioning strategies for building a movement to create a more humane, balanced and peaceful world.” Ayers is a social justice activist, teacher, distinguished professor of education (retired) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of two memoirs, “Fugitive Days” and “Public Enemy.”

SIERRA CLUB MEETING, 7-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place. North Asheville. A meeting of the local Sierra Club will feature a report on the status of installing solar and wind clean energy generation in North Carolina. Experts will discuss the state’s success in becoming a national leader in installed solar generation and the beginnings of wind power in North Carolina. Attendees will learn what the future holds for both expanding solar and onshore/offshore wind energy generation. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 6

GREEN DRINKS/HENDERSONVILLE, 5:30 p.m, Black Bear Coffee, 318 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Hendersonville Green Drinks will present a program on “Community-Supported Agriculture” by Allison Perrett of Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project. All are welcome and admission is free.

STUDY GROUP METING, 5:30-7.30 p.m., The Block Off Biltmore , 39 S. Market St., downtown Asheville. Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s local study group will meet to learn more about the community rights movement.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING, 6:30 p.m., upper showroom, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 33 Meadow Road, Asheville. A documentary, “ReUse: Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet,” will be screened. It is billed as a “mind-opening film.” Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6 p.m., with a few short opening remarks at 6:15. After the screening, a storewide flash sale will be held until 9 p.m. The event is free, but donations to Habitat will be accepted.

BEACH BOYS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. The Beach Boys will perform in concert. “Fifty years ago, we started something very big,” said Brian Wilson, a co-founder of the Beach Boys. “So now we’re celebrating together in a very big way..” Co-founder Mike Love added, “It’s pretty miraculous that we can start out as a bunch of guys who didn’t know anything about fame or money, or anything like that. All we knew was we liked to sing and make harmonies together. So to have it become part of American musical culture is pretty amazing.” To that end, the SMCPA noted, “Now this singular West Coast story continues with a global celebration that is befitting of the remarkable and enduring legacy of these Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. To mark their 50th anniversary, the founding members of The Beach Boys are reuniting for a major international tour and a brand new studio album that represents a whole new harmonic convergence from a group that has brought so much joy and harmony to this whole world.” For tickets, which are $45, $50 and $55, visit

NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Old Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. A tribute show, “Cherry Cherry: Experience Neil Diamond’s Music Like Never Before,” will run through April 9. The show will feature “a famed Neil Diamond tribute artist with his nine-piece band,” performing hits such as “America,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Sweet Caroline” and “I Am…I Said.” Other showtimes are 8 p.m. April 7, 8 p.m. April 8 and 2 p.m. April 9. For tickets, which are $15 to $33, visit, or call 693-0731.

Saturday, April 8

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS SEMINAR, 9 a.m.-noon, A-B Tech Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Rd., Enka. A seminar, “Marketing Your Business for the 21st Century,” will focus on how to effectively and efficiently use marketing tools. Admission is free but advance online registration is required at

CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY MEETING, 12:30-3 p.m., back entrance, Kairos West Community Center, 610 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Citizens Climate Lobby, which is advocating for a carbon fee and dividend, will hold its monthly meeting

FILM SCREENING, 2 p.m.,Firestorm Coffee & Books, 610 Haywood Road, West Asheville. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” will be screened as one of six films in a spring series presented by Black Star Line, Asheville’s new queer-, black- woman-owned brewery. The film is an American Broadcasting Company television movie based on Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Darnell Martin and produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUPPORT RALLY, 2 p.m., Vance Monument, downtown Asheville.  A gathering to protest the current presidency and legislation that aims to defund Planned Parenthood will be held. The rally will highlight women’s reproductive rights and the right to choose what to do with their own bodies. The rally also will be a donation-based fundraiser for the local Planned Parenthood. 

GIBSON BROTHERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The Gibson Brothers will perform in concert. For tickets, visit

Thursday, April 13

ASHEVILLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The film “1945,” based on the short story “Homecoming” by Gabor Santo, will be screened as part of the annual Asheville Jewish Film Festival. The film also will be shown at 1 p.m. April 14. Admission is $10. 

Friday, April 14

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION, 11:30 a.m., Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St., Black Mountain. The SVM&HC Book Club will meet to discuss Ron Rash’s 2007 work, “The World Made Straight.” All are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Saturday, April 15

BOOKKEEPING BASIC SEMINAR, 9 a.m.-noon, A-B Tech Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Rd., Enka. A seminar, “Basics of Bookkeeping,” will focus on gaining a working knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for one’s business. Attendees will discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. Admission is free but advance online registration is required at

FILM SCREENING, 2 p.m., Firestorm Coffee & Books, 610 Haywood Road. West Asheville. “Queen” one of six films presented by Black Star Line, Asheville’s new queer-, black- woman-owned brewery, will be screened. The film portrays a Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled. Rani Mehra is an under-confident young Punjabi woman from Delhi. One day prior to her wedding, her fiancé Vijay tells her that he no longer wishes to marry her. He explains that his lifestyle has changed after living abroad, and her conservative habits would be a wrong match for him. Stunned at the development, Rani shuts herself in her room for a day. Wanting to take control of the situation, she asks her parents for permission to go alone on her pre-booked honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam. In Paris, Rani meets Vijayalakshmi, a free-spirited woman of French-Spanish-Indian descent, who works at the hotel in which Rani stays. Overwhelmed by the new city and having gotten into trouble twice (once with the local police and once with a robber), Rani intends to return to India. However, Vijayalakshmi helps her out and gives her a tour around the city. The two have a series of adventures, during which Rani relives the memories of Vijay patronising her and forbidding her from dancing and drinking,  which she is free to do in Paris. 

Sunday, April 16

“CONNECTION ACROSS DIVIDES” PROGRAM, 2-3:30 p.m., at Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville. Roberta Wall will address “Connecting Across Divides” at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville,  Wall will share insights on conversing and connecting with others across religious, political and cultural divides. She will draw from her work in the service of peaceful transformation of the planet, most recently through nonviolent communication training in the Mideast (West Bank and Israel). “In today’s politically charged world, possessing the tools and techniques of deep listening and reflecting each others’ humanity is ever more important for our community, our family and for us as individuals,” the EHSA noted. Wall is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She was a civil rights lawyer in NYC, and is a mediator, trainer, facilitator, parent, grandparent, activist, mindfulness practitioner and coach. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, April 18

COMMUNITY VIEWING AND DISCUSSION OF THE MOVIE “13TH,” 6 p.m., Dogwood Building, Francine Delany New School for Children, 119 Brevard Road, West Asheville. The school will host a viewing of the Netflix documentary “13th” by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. “13th” explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the reality that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. The subtitle for the film is “From Slave to Criminal With Just One Amendment.” A discussion of the movie will follow at 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 20

FUNDRAISER FOR CHILDREN FIRST, 6-9 p.m, Morris Hellenic Cultural Center, 227 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville. The 6th annual “Are You Smarter Than an Elementary Student?” trivia night fundraiser will be held. The hosts are still recruiting teams made up of four to six people — at $300 a team. Costumes are encouraged. Food, childcare and an adult beverage will be provided for participating team members.Proceeds benefit Children First/Communities in Schools. To register, contact Kate at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call her at 214-5052 for more information, including how to register a team. 

Friday, April 21

TRUTH-TELLING ON RACIAL CONFLICTS AND ‘THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY,’  7-9 p.m., Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church, 101 Chapel Drive, Swannanoa. Navajo educator Mark Charles will give a presentation on a domination framework giving moral and legal rights to invade, seize and enslave people who were not Christian. Dating back to the 15th century, numerous historical documents are still encoded in America’s legal system today —  as shown by U.S. Supreme Court rulings as recently as 2005. Following his presentation, Charles will field questions. Refreshments will be served.. The event is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted. 

DMHO CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. Denver & The Mile High Orchestra will perform in concert. “Blending a red-hot horn section, along with jazz and big-band roots, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra have created a power funk sound that defies description and is unlike any other,” the SMCPA noted. “With Denver Bierman, writing and arranging the band’s music, the diverse sounds of legends such as Stevie Wonder, Chicago, and Earth Wind and Fire combine for a fresh look at contemporary pop. Denver and the Mile High Orchestra wowed all of America, as they made the finale of the FOX-TV ‘American Idol’ spin off ‘The Next Great American Band.’” The unit garnered praise and a devoted fan base from Greece to Hollywood, having played the Summer Olympics in Athens, and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. e “DMHO live” an experience like no other. For tickets, which are $20 and $24, visit

“SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE” SHOW, 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. “Smokey Joe’s Café,” will be performed through May 13. The show, featuring the music of Leiber and Stoller, will include hits such as “On Broadway,”S “tand by Me,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakkity Yak” and “I Am Woman.” Shows are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.  For tickets, visit, or call 693-0731.

Saturday, April 22

EARTH DAY SKILL SHARE FAIR, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St., downtown Asheville. A Skill Share Fair will be hosted by Transition Asheville and the Earth Team of First Congregational UCC to honor Earth Day. Participants may choose from a variety of practical skills that can help individuals to live more sustainably.  

MARCH FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS, 2-3:30 p.m.,. Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville. A March for Medical Cannabis in North Carolina will begin with speeches in Pritchard park, after which the gathering will march to Vance Monument. “We are here not to break the law, but to reform it,” a press release noted. “Bring signs, smiles, and respect.” The march is part of a statewide event.

EARTH DAY FILM SCREENING/PANEL, 5:30 p.m, Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville,  36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. An Earth Day film, “Seed: The Untold Story,” will be screened, followed by a panel discussion. The documentary tells of seed diversity and its sad demise. The film takes viewers on a journey through heart-wrenching stories of betrayal and loss, sober-ing facts about where seed is today — and is not — and the threats to seed diversity that threaten Americans’ very existence. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. 

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 Pack Place, downtown Asheville. A trio — including Liz Carroll, John Doyle and Billy McComiskey — will perform in concert. For tickets, call the DWT box office at 257-4530.

J. MARK MCVEY CONCERT, 8 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Broadway actor-singer J. Mark McVey, who is billed as having an “awesome” vocal range, will perform in concert.  For tickets, visit, or call 859-8322.

Sunday, April 23

EARTH DAY VIGIL IN ASHEVILLE, 5-7 p.m., Pritchard Park, 67 Patton Avenue, downtown Asheville. An Earth Day vigil,  “Active Hope,” will be hosted by the Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina. The vigil will celebrate God’s creation and call on people of faith to care for it. The vigil wil feature song, poetry, reflection and messages of inspiration and calling for action from local faith and community leaders. A reception will follow at Jubilee! Community Church at 46 Wall St. in downtown. Jubilee! is also the “rain-out” location. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 24

PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES, 5:30 p.m., Lenoire-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave., Asheville. Dr. Liz Colton will address “Navigating Flash Points of Foreign Policy” in a public lecture series titled “Diplomacy and Media in a Chaotic World. Colton is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and former U.S. diplomat in the Middle East. Doors open at 5 p.m. Registration is required. To register, call 407-4263, or visit 

Tuesday, April 25

ANALYSES OF EARLY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, 7:30 p.m., Broyhill Chapel, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill. Following U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s first 100 days, MHU will hold an event to reflect on his actions and project how the rest of the president’s term may take shape. The event, “President Trump’s First 100 Days: Perspectives From the Left and the Right,” will feature a panel discussion. The panelists will include Rick Glazier of the North Carolina Justice Panel and John Hood of the John William Pope Foundation. The moderator will be Heather Hawn, a professor in MHU’s poltitical science department. Glazier has served as the exucutvie director of the N.C. Justice Center since 2015, following 13 years representing Cumberland County in the state General Assembly. He has been teaching at Campbell University School of Law for 20 years. Hood is president of the John William Pope Foundation, a Raleigh-based grant-maker that supports public policy organizations, educational institutions, arts and cultural programs and humanitarian relief in North Carolina and elsewhere. Admission is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 27

ASHEVILLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, 6 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The film “Wrestling Jerusalem” will be screened. Writer-actor Aaron Davidman embodies seventeen different characters in and around the city of Jerusalem as he takes viewers on an eye-opening journey into the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian story. Exploring universal questions of identity and human connection, the film challenges the audience to reconsider its views on the Israeli-Palestinian story in light of the film. This is a closing night reception to the Asheville Jewish Film Festival and director Aaron Davidman will be present. Admission is $25.

BEATLES TRIBUTE SHOW, 6-9:30 p.m., Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville. The fifth annual Sounds Effects concert’s featured headliner will showcase a performance — with full instrumentation — of the entire  Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” album. Among the songs that will be performed are “I Am the Walrus” and “All You Need Is Love.” Proceeds from the event will go to the Asheville Music School. For tickets, which are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, visit — virtually — the Isis website at or visit — in person — AMS, which is located at Pack Square in the center fo downtown Asheville.

ECONOMIC CRYSTAL BALL PROGRAM, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville.Crystal Ball XXXIII will be hosted by Parsec Financial and UNCA’s Department of Economics. A reception will precede the program from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in Lipinsky’s foyer. Admission is free, but preregistration is required.

Friday, April 28

ASHEVILLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, 1 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The film “Wrestling Jerusalem” will be screened. (See April 27 listing for a capsule film summary). Admission is $10.

GOODWILL FASHION SHOW, 7 p.m., The Orange Peel, downtown Asheville. This year’s “Color Me Goodwill” fashion show will add some four-legged models to the runway. Besides some fashions worn on the models, some special dogs, sporting their own fashion apparel, also will be included to represent the need of finding homes for the canines. A cocktail reception will precede the show at 6 p.m. For tickets, which are $15, visit

SARA EVANS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. Sara Evans will perform in concert. Evans has amassed an impressive collection of awards, including female vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and video of the year from the Country Music Association for her ground breaking clip “Born to Fly.” At the root of all those accolades is a talent fueled by a Midwestern work ethic instilled by her parents. She grew up singing in her family’s band and then moved to Nashville, looking for a record deal. Legendary songwriter Harlan Howard heard her on a demo and helped open a door for her at RCA Records where she’s been ever since. For tickets, which are $30, $34 and $38, visit

Saturday, April 29

FILM SCREENING, 2 p.m., Firestorm Coffee & Books, 610 Haywood Road. West Asheville. “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” one of six films presented by Black Star Line, Asheville’s new queer-, black- woman-owned brewery, will be screened.The biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best Actress Nomination in 1954 for “Carmen Jones” to her final demise to prescription drugs, which was debated whether it was suicide or accidental. Brent Spiner plays her faithful manager who stood beside her through all of the roller coaster of her career. The film also examines her love affair with director Otto Preminger, which is shown to have probably initially helped her career, but later probably led her to some wrong decisions. The film also examines 1950s racism as the black star is not permitted to use white bathrooms or the Las Vegas pool. In the first situation, she was given a bathroom cup in which to urinate. In the second situation, the hotel drained the pool and scrubbed it after she dared put her foot in the water. 

ALICE COOPER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Alice Cooper will perform in concert. Cooper, a singer, songwriter and actor, has performed for more than five decades. “With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be ‘The Godfather of Shock Rock,’” according to Wikipedia. “He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock people.” For tickets, visit

Sunday, April 30

WNC SOLIDARITY CONCERT SERIES, 3-5 p.m., The Block Off Biltmore, Eagle and South Market streets, downtown Asheville. Performing will be the Al Schlimm Quint. All of proceeds go to Our Voice, a nonprofit organization. Suggested donation is $10, and tickets are available the day of the event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:05


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