Asheville Daily Planet
RSS Facebook
Send us your calendar items
Please submit items to the Calendar of Events by noon Thursday of each week, via e-mail, at calendar@ashevilledailyplanet.com, or fax to 252-6567, or mail c/o The Daily Planet, P.O. Box 8490, Asheville, N.C. 28814-8490. Submissions will be accepted and printed at the discretion of the editor, space permitting. To place an ad for an event, call 252-6565.
Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 2 

STEM LecturE, 4:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A STEM lecture, “New Developments in Digital Dentistry,” will be presented by Mark Knollman, dentist. The interdisciplinary lecture series, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, features UNCA faculty and OLLI members. Admisson is free and open to the public.

LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Whitman Room, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Ladies Who Lunch: Female Portraiture in Roman Palmyra” will be presented by Maura Heyn, associate professor in the Department of Classical Studies at UNC Greensboro. 


Friday, April 3

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Modernism” will be presented by Lorena Russell, associate professor of literature, and Melodie Galloway, associate professor of music. Admission is free and open to the public.

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Popular Culture” will be presented by Trey Adcock, assistant professor of education and director of American Indian outreach. Admission is free and open to the public.

Fab Friday LECTURE, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Reuter Center, at UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Finding the Emeralds in Our Own Backyard” will be presented by George Briggs, executive director of the North Carolina Arboretum. Admission is free and open to the public.


Sunday, April 4

CONCERT, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Brevard Music Center Sunday Concert series offers hour-long solo and chamber recitals by members of the BMC’s faculty. Admission is free and open to the public.Monday, April 6 

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Northern Renaissance and Reformations” will be presented by Lothar Dohse, professor of mathematics. Admission is free and open to the public.

World Affairs Council LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  A lecture on “Russia and the Near Abroad” will be presented by the World Affairs Council. Admission is $10 for nonmembers.


Tuesday, April 7 

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Einstein in Berlin” will be presented by Northwestern University professor Peter Fenves. His talk is part of UNCA’s “Evenings at the Cabaret Weimar” series. Admission is free and open to the public. 


Wednesday, April 8 

JUST PEACE MEETING, 9:30 a.m., Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain. Just Peace for Israel/Palestine, a group formerly known as 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 will hold an open rehearsal. The community orchestra is directed by Milton Crotts. Admission is free and open to the public.

ROMANTIC COMEDY, 7:30 p.m., Carol Belk Theatre, UNC Asheville. “Almost, Maine,” a whimsical romantic comedy, will be performed by UNCA students. The show also will be presented at 10 a.m. April 10 and 1 p.m. April 12. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is part of UNC Asheville’s Arts Fest.



Thursday, April 9

STEM Lecture, 4:30 p.m., Reuter Center,  UNC Asheville.  A lecture on “New Developments in Our Understanding of Brain Structure and Function” will be presented by Don Martin, research professor in UNCA’s Chemistry Department. The interdisciplinary lecture series focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, featuring UNCA faculty and OLLI members. Admission is free and open to the public. 

CONCERT, 5 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Studio 18 Jazz Ensemble Concert will be held. Students will perform “It Might As Well Be Swing” under the direction of Wendy Jones and Brian Felix. Admission is free and open to the public — and donations will be accepted. 



Friday, April 10 

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “The Rise of Totalitarianism and the Interwar Years” will be presented by John McClain, humanities lecturer. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Fab Friday LECTURE,11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,  Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Integrative Medicine” will be presented by Brian Lewis, MD, of Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville. Admission is free and open to the public.

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Ethics of Science and Emergent Technologies” will be presented by Loan Muntean, humanities lecturer. Admission is free and open to the public.

Opera Talks, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Asheville Lyric Opera Director David Craig Starkey and a cast of industry professionals will guide attendees of their program through their operatic world. Admission is free and open to the public. 

PERFORMANCE, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Bolokada Conde, master drummer and djembe player, will perform with local drummers and dancers as part of UNCA’s Arts Fest. For tickets, which are $6, visit cesap.unca.edu. 

NEW YORK VOICES CONCERT, 8 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Theatre, downtown Tryon. New York Voices, a Grammy Award-winning quartet celebrated for its arrangements and close-knit harmonies, will perform in concert. The group’s music — deeply rooted in jazz, Brazilian, rhythm and blues, classic and pop music — mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected.



Saturday, April 11

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher. The family-friendly sustainable living event, which concludes on April 12, features 200 hands-on workshops and demonstrations from experts on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building and remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, and related topics. Also on the grounds: hands-on children’s projects; heritage-breed livestock; an alternative-fuel vehicle display; vendor, livestock and craft demonstrations; and local and organic food offerings. Pre-order weekend wristband passes will cost $25. Passes will cost $30 at the gate. Children 17 and under will be admitted for free. 

JUST PEACE PROTEST, noon-2 p.m., Vance Monument, Pack Square, downtown Asheville. A street protest will be held by Just Peace for Israel/Palestine. The protest will focus on stopping the flow of U.S. tax dollars that support Israel’s military occupation. 

FESTIVAL ON THE QUAD, noon-5 p.m., main quad, UNC Asheville. UNCA’s Festival on the Quad will be held, featuring music and dance performances, visiting Cherokee artists, interactive adventure, food and crafts. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is part of UNCA’s Arts Fest. 

LORETTA LYNN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Loretta Lynn will perform in her “Here Comes the Truth” show. For tickets, which are $41 to $259, visit www.Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000. 



Saturday, April 11

DANCE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A dance concert will be presented as part of UNCA’s Arts Fest. Tickets are $5.

NEW YORK VOICES CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. New York Voices, a Grammy Award-winning quartet celebrated for its arrangements and harmonies, will perform in concert.



Sunday, April 12

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A symphony and wind ensembles concert will feature UNCA students performing under the direction of Milton Crotts and Will Talley. Admission is free and open to the public — will be donations accepted.



Monday, April 13

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Renaissance and Baroque Politics and Literature” will be presented by Gary Ettari, associate professor of literature. Admission is free and open to the public. 

TRANSITION ASHEVILLE SOCIAL, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St., Asheville. The Transition Asheville social will feature an address on “Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War” by Steve Gilman, MC from Physicians for Social Responsibility.



Tuesday, April 14

LECTURE, 4 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture, “We Meant Well,” will be presented by former State Department employee Peter Van Buren on rebuilding Iraq. Admission is free and open to the public.

OBJECTIVISTS’ MEETING/DISCUSSION, 6 p.m., meeting room, North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. The Asheville Objectivists will discuss “Logical Fallacies,” followed by an open forum for questions. 

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 — and all are welcome.


Wednesday, April 15

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



Thursday, April 16

Early Wildflower Walk 9:15 a.m., Ingles parking lot, Long Shoals Road (for carpooling), or 10 a.m., Pearson’s Falls parking area, off Hwy. 176 between Saluda and Tryon. Blue Ridge Naturalist Network member and wildflower expert Bonnie Arbuckle will lead participants through a rich habitat for spring ephemerals. 

READING/DISCUSSION, 12:20 p.m., Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville. UNCA faculty members Gary Ettari, an associate professor of literature; and Lori Horvtiz, a professor of literature, will read from their recent works and discuss their road to publication. Admission is free and open to the public. 

LECTURE, 12:30 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “The Good, The Bad, and The Dirty: The Emotion of Disgust and its Role in Moral and Political Judgment” will be presented by David Pizarro. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is part of UNCA’s “Moral Challenges” speaker series. 

CRYSTAL BALL ECONOMIC FORUM, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Crystal Ball XXXI will feature two highly acclaimed economists — David W. Berson and James F. Smith — predicting the future of the local, state, national and world economies over the next 12 months. They also will address “The Fed: When Will It Tighten?” A reception will precede the forum — from 6:15 to 7 p.m. — in Lipinsky’s lobby. Admission is free and open to the public.

FRANKIE VALLI & FOUR SEASONS TRIBUTE, 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. “A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” will be presented at 8 p.m. April 16-19 and April 23-26. Performing will be The Garden State Guys. Among the hits to be performed include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” “Working My Way Back to You” and “Oh, What a Night.” For tickets, which range from $15 to $25, call 693-0731 or visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.



Friday, April 17

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m.,  Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “World War Two and the Holocaust” will be presented by Tracey Rizzo, associate professor of history, and Eric Roubinek, history lecturer. Admission is free and open to the public.

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Environmental Ethics” will be presented by Grace Campbell, lecturer in humanities. Admission is free and open to the public.

CONCERT, 9 p.m., Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville. The Honeycutters will perform in concert. Tickets are $15.



Saturday, April 18

LINCOLN-REAGAN DINNER/SPEECHES, 7 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, downtown Asheville. The Buncombe County Republican Party will host the 2015 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. The keynote speaker will be Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. A reception will precede the dinner at 5 p.m.



Sunday, April 19

ETHICAL SOCIETY TALK, 2-3:30 p.m., The Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Rd., Asheville. “Closing the Insurance Gap in North Carolina — the Health and Financial Benefits to the State” will be addressed by Jim Tobin, a retired pediatrician, and Peggy Hughes Weil, WNCAP advocacy co-ordinator, at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Tobin and Weil will present their case that the decision of North Carolina to refuse the federal funding to expand Medicaid to 500,000 state residents has a huge impact on health outcomes in the state — and that it also has a huge negative financial impact locally and statewide.  The impacts will be quantified and highlighted. Following the presentation will be time for questions and group discussion.  Following the meeting, informal conversation and light refreshments will be available. All are welcome.

David Sedaris SHOW, 3 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris will visit Asheville for an afternoon of what are billed as engaging recollections and readings. He is the author of the bestsellers “Naked,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.” Sedaris also is a regular National Public Radio contributor. For tickets, which are $33 to $50, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Music Department Gala Concert, 3 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A festive end-of-year performance featuring many UNCA student ensembles will be held. Admission is free and open to the public.

BOOK LAUNCH, 3 p.m., Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville. Poet Tina Barr will launch her second book, “Kaleidoscope.” Admission is free and open to the public.



Monday, April 20

HUMANITIES LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Renaissance and Baroque Art & Music” will be presented by Melodie Galloway, associate professor of music; and Ann Dunn, lecturer in humanities. Admission is free and open to the public. 



Tuesday, April 21

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “The Poet of Crossing Boundaries” — a lecture on the long-forgotten avant-garde poetry, prose and drama of Else Lasker-Schuler — will be presented. The lecture is part of UNCA’s “Evenings at the Cabaret Weimar” series. Admission is free and open to the public. 

CONCERT, 5 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A percussion ensemble concert wil feature UNCA students performing under the direction of Matthew Richmond. Admission is free admission; donations accepted.



Wednesday, April 22

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



Thursday, April 23

ELVIS PRESLEY TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The FRP will present the premiere performance of Donny Edwards: An Authentic Heart & Soul Tribute to “The King” (Elvis Presley). The show will be presented at 8 p.m. April 23-26. In addition, 2 p.m. matinees will be offered April 24-26. Edwards is billed as an international, mutli-award-winning profession Elvis tribute artist.” Also, the FRP is touting Edwards as “a versatile performer with the ability to re-enact each era of Elvis’ life and career.” For tickets, which range from $15 to $25, call 693-0731 or visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.



Friday, April 24

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m.,  Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “1948” will be presented by Duane Davis, professor of philosophy; and Grace Campbell, humanities lecturer. Admission is free and open to the public.

Fab Friday LECTURE, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Africa: A Photo Journey” will focus on African safari photographs of the wildlife of Kenya and Tanzania. Admission is free and open to the public.

“DREAMGIRLS” MUSICAL, 7:30 p.m., 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. The Hendersonville Little Theatre will continue its 50th season with the award-winning musical “Dreamgirls” from April 24 to May 10. The show tells the story of the rise to fame of a 1960s’ female singing trio featuring Kimbela McMinn, Nicky Sampson and Gaysha Snipes with musical direction by Daniel Hensley. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for ages 18-25 and $12 for students age 17 and under. For tickets, call 692-1082 or visit hendersonvillelittletheatre.org.

CONCERT, 9 p.m., The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. Rapper-producer Earl Sweatshirt will perform in concert. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 on the day of the show.

 


Saturday, April 25

DON WILLIAMS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Country music singer Don Williams will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $35, $45 and $55, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

 



Sunday, April 26

THE CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT, 3 p.m., John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The tribute show, “We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered,” will be presented. Featured will be vocalist Michelle Berting Britt, accompanied by a seven-piece Nashville band, recreating the sound of The Carpenters, billed as “one of the most successful recording acts of all time.” For tickets, which are $21, visit http://bardoartscenter.wcu.edu, or call 227-2479.

 BOB DYLAN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Peace Center Concert Hall, 101 W. Broad St., downtown Greenville, S.C. Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform in concert. Tickets start at $64.

CONCERT, 9 p.m., The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. Brandy Clark will perform in concert. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on day of the show.

 


Monday, April 27

Humanities Lecture, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Where have we been? Where are we? Where are we going? The Ebb and Flow of Empires” will be presented by Ann Dunn, lecturer in humanities, and Sam Kaplan, professor of mathematics. Admission is free and open to the public.

Humanities Lecture: “Silk Road,” panel of UNC Asheville faculty. 11:25 a.m. in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Info: humanities.unca.edu or 828/251-6808.

 



Tuesday, April 28

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A lecture on “Martin Buber: Jewish Existentialist” will be presented by noted theologian Claire Sufrin. The talk is part of UNCA’s “Evenings at the Cabaret Weimar” series. Admission is free and open to the public.  

CONCERT, 9 p.m., The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The Tallest Man on Earth will perform in concert. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on day of the show.

 



Wednesday, April 29

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

 



Thursday, April 30

 

HEALTH TALK, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A talk on “Human Hearing: The Science and Innovations in Technology to Enhance Performance” will be presented by Dr. Beth Fountain and Dr. Perry Sprawls. Admission is free and open to the public.

 


Friday, May 1

CONCERT, 5:30-10 p.m., River Arts District, Asheville. RiverLink’s RiverMusic series will make its season debut with the bands The Movement, Satta Roots and Franklin’s Kite. Gates open at 5. Music starts at 5:30 with the second band playing at 6:45 and the headliner at 8:15. Admission is free.

“WEST SIDE STORY” PRODCTION, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Asheville Lyric Opera will present its production of Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” billed as “Broadway’s classic musical love story.” The show tells a story of the consequences of ethnic violence and romance on the streets of New York City. Among its classic hits are “Tonight,” “America,” “One Hand, One Heart,” “Somewhere” and “I Feel Pretty.” For tickets, which are $20 and $25, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

 


Saturday, May 2

CALEB JOHNSON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Asheville’s Caleb Johnson, who won last year’s televised “American Idol” competition series, will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $42 to $64, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 

ANNIE MOSES BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. The Annie Moses Band, featuring a blend of fiddle, jazz and classical influences, will perform in concert.

 


Friday, May 8

LAURA STORY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Gospel singer Laura Story will perform in concert.  For tickets, which are $18, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

 




Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 14:40
 



 


contact | home

Copyright ©2005-2014 Star Fleet Communications

224 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 | P.O. Box 8490, Asheville, NC 28814
phone (828) 252-6565 | fax (828) 252-6567

a Cube Creative Design site