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Tuesday, April 1

BANK CHIEF’S TALK, 6 p.m., Western Carolina University, Biltmore Park, Asheville. Susan DeFerie, chief executive officer of Asheville Savings Bank, will speak in WCU’s weekly spring lecture series. Her 40-minute talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

LECTURE, 6 p.m., Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville. “Music, Language and Mathematics” will be addressed by Alex Sabbeth, science educator and professional violinist. The event is free and open to the public. 

LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The World Affairs Council will present an address on “Cuba in Reach?” General admission is $10.


Wednesday, April 2

FOOD POLICY MEETING, 6-8 p.m., Sherrill Center, UNC Asheville. A “meeting of the whole” of the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council will be held. The meeting will provide an update about the ABFPC’s work, as well as ways one can support its efforts and priorities, and ways to get involved. Also, a new member orientation will precede the meeting at 4 p.m.

BEYOND COAL MEETING, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The Sierra Club will host a program, “Beyond Coal: Success and Future Plans,” by Emma Greenbaum.

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


Thursday, April 3

CONCERT, 6 p.m., Peterson Amphitheater, Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. The Aaron Burdett Band will perform. Donations will be accepted at the door.

RACE DIALOGUE, 6-7:30 p.m., Carver Center, 101 Carver Ave., Asheville. A “Dialogue on Race” will be held every Thursday in April. The four sessions lead up to the annual “Stand Against Racism” on the last weekend of April. The April 3 topic is “Racism Hurts Everyone,” covering definitions and a film on white privilege and institutional racism. Small group discussions will follow each presentation. A potluck dinner will be held following the four sessions.

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Sisterhood Tweets and Blogs into the 21st Century” will be addressed by Robin Morgan, editor of the 1970 anthology, “Sisterhood Is Powerful.” Admission is free.

GREAT QUOTES PROGRAM, 7-9 p.m., Lake Point Landing, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.Belinda Eggen, coordinator of elementary education at Mars Hill University and a professor, will discuss the Jean Paul Richter quote: “Winter, which strips the leaves from around us/makes us see the distant regions they formerly concealed.” Richter suffered a spiritual crisis in Berlin in 1790, in which he had a vision of his own death, altered his outlook profoundly and prompted his writing of the book “The Invisible Lodge,” which was published in 1793. Eggen will tell the background of the quote, including why it is important, and give some indication of how it could apply to contemporary lives. There will then be an exchange between the audience and the speaker, a discussion led by moderator Don Emon on how it relates to “applied philosophy” and capped by the “last word” on the topic by the speaker. Admission is $5, with proceeds going to a general scholarship at MHU.


Friday, April 4

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

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY LECTURE, 11:25 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Environmental Sustainability” will be addressed by Grace Campbell, humanities lecturer. Admission is free and open to the public. 

FAB FRIDAY AT OLLI, 11:30 a.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Patient Safety & Advocacy: How You Can Help Reduce Medical Errors” will be addressed by Lori Postal, recently retired director of nursing and patient safety officer at Duke  Medical Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Lunch is available in the Reuter Café and brown bags are welcome at the event. 

JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ENCORE MATINEE, 1 p.m., The Fine Arts Theater, 36 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. The encore matinee for the festival’s screening of “Dancing in Jaffa” will be held. The film is about a renowned ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine, who takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and puts it into action with 150 11-year-old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. A ticket for the encore matinee is $8.50. 

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The bluegrass band Balsam Range will perform in concert.

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville. The Minguet String Quartet and pianist Andreas Klein will perform in a Chamber Music Series concert. Tickets are $35 for the general public and free with identification for students age 24 and younger.


Sunday, April 6

CONCERT, 4 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The University Singers and Studio 18 Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert under the direction of Melodie Galloway. General admission is $5 and free for students with identification.

LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “The Stages of Memory: From Berlin to New York” will be addressed by Holocaust scholar James Young. The event is free and open to the public. 


Monday, April 7

LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “Persia and the Hellenistic World” will be addressed by Jake Butera, assistant professor of Classics. The lecture is free and open to the public.

LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Pre-Columbian Americas” will be addressed by Ellen Pearson, associate professor of history. The lecture is free and open to the public. 


Tuesday, April 8

BUSINESS LEADER TALK, 6 p.m., Western Carolina University, Biltmore Park, Asheville. Maj. Gen. Richard Devereaux of the U.S. Air Force will speak in WCU’s weekly spring lecture series. His 40-minute talk will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

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.

LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Room, Sherrill Center, UNC Asheville. “My So-Called Jewish Life” will be addressed by Jennifer Bleyer. Admission is free and open to the public. 


Wednesday, April 9

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “The Right Treatment for the Right Patient at the Right Time: Personalized Medicine and Statistics” will be addressed by Marie Davidian of North Carolina State University in the annual Parsons Lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Moore Auditorium, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill. Dr. June Atkinson, state superintendent of public instruction, will address current issues in education. Her lecture is titled “Fighting for Education on the Front Lines.”

SUSAN REINHARDT COMEDY SHOW, 7-9 p.m., The Mill Room, 66 Asheland Ave., Asheville. “An Evening With Susan Reinhardt” will feature columnist, author and radio personality Susan Reinhardt. Among the highlights will be an impression of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Pailin. The comedy event is a benefit for WNC Health Advocates. For tickets, which are $20, call 243-6712. 

STEEP CANYON RANGERS CONCERT, 8 p.m., Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville. The Steep Canyon Rangers will perform in concert. The group was winner of the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. For tickets, which range from $11.50 to $34.50, visit arts.unca.edu/artsfest or call 258-7900.

 

Thursday, April 10

LECTURE, 3:30 p.m., 221-222 Highsmith University Union, UNC Asheville. “Gaining Global Justice” will be addressed by David Crane, former chief prosecutor for the Sierra Leone Special Tribunal. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

RACE DIALOGUE, 6-7:30 p.m., Carver Center, 101 Carver Ave., Asheville. A four-week “Dialogue on Race” will be held every Thursday in April. The four sessions lead up to the annual “Stand Against Racism” on the last weekend of April. The April 10  topic is “Legacy of Slavery,” with a presentation on slave records by Drew Reisinger, Buncombe County register of deeds.

 

Friday, April 11

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

LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Feminist Art” will be addressed by Eva Bares, department of art lecturer. The event is free and open to the public. 

CONCERT, 12:45 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Dance Program will presents selections from the spring repertoire of premieres by students and faculty, as part of UNCA’s Arts Fest. It was originally presented at the Be Be Theatre in downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.

CONCERT, 3:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The EcoMusic Ensemble concert, directed by Dr. William Bares, will present original music and film created this semester, as part of UNCA’s Arts Fest. The event is free and open to the public. 

PERFORMANCE, 3:30 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A performance of “The Happening” will be presented by UNCA students in Art of Public Speaking and Presentation class, inspired by Black Mountain College’s John Cage. The event is part of UNC Asheville’s Arts Fest. Admission is free and open to the public.

POETRY READING, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A poetry reading will be given by Joseph Bathanti, North Carolina poet laureate, as part of UNCA’s Arts Fest.

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square, downtown Asheville. The Pedrito Martinez Group will perform. Martinez is billed as a “world-renowned Cuban conga player.” He and his Peruvian, Venezuelan and Cuban bandmates comprise a “one-of-a-kind Afro-Cuban ensemble” whose shows have ignited a devoted fan base, including Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal and Wynton Marsalis. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.



Saturday, April 12


ARTS FEST, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Quad, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Arts Fest will feature musical and dance performances, artists and crafters displaying and selling work on UNC Asheville’s quad. The event is free and open to the public.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE, noon-4 p.m., Moog Music Studio, Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Music Technology open house will offer an opportunity to try out theremins, synthesizers, and other gear, much of it designed by electronic music pioneer and former UNCA faculty member Bob Moog. The event is part of UNCA’s Arts Fest. Admission is free and open to the public.

LINCOLN-REAGAN DINNER, 6:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel Asheville, 31 Woodfin St., downtown Asheville. The annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner will feature Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as its keynote speaker. Gowdy considers himself a “constitutional conservative.” His district includes much of the Upstate region, including Greenville and Spartanburg. In addition, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will serve as emcee. A reception will precede the dinner at 5 p.m. The affair will provide an opportunity to meet the local and statewide GOP candidates.

DAVID HOLT CONCERT, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Four-time Grammy winner David Holt and his band, The Lighting Bolts, will perform in concert. They are known for their reverence for the past as they perform music learned directly from “the greats,” such as Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones and 123-year-old Susie Brunson.  For tickets, which are $20 for the general public, $12 for campus community members, $7 for area students and $5 for UNCA students, visit www.UNCAtickets.com.

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. The Asheville Symphony Orchestra will present “Trumpet Spectacular and Fireworks” with trumpeter Hayato Tanaka and the Asheville Symphony Chorus and the Western Carolina University Concert Choir, with music by Handel, Hummel and Haydn. 



Sunday, April 13


CONCERT, 4 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Percussion Ensemble and African Drum Ensemble will perform in concert under the direction of Matthew Richmond and Agya Boakye-Boaten. General admission is $5 and free for student with identification. 



Monday, April 14


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “Rome” will be addressed by Brian Hook, associate professor of Classics. The lecture is free and open to the public.


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Emerging Nationhood at Othello” will be addressed by Gary Ettari, associate professor of literature. Admission is free and open to the public.



Wednesday, April 16 


DINNER WITH PROGRESSIVES, 6-8 p.m.,  Green Sage Coffeehouse and Café, 1800 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville. A Dinner With Progressives will be held on the first Monday evening of every month through December. “There is a lot of work to do to try and create positive change” in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina and the United States. The gathering will be for progressives “to have hope for a brighter future as well as a place to commiserate along the way.”


OPEN REHEARSAL, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Blue Ridge Orchestra will hold an open rehearsal that is free and open to the public. 



Thursday, April 17


CRYSTAL BALL PROGRAM, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Crystal Ball XXX will feature predictions by prominent economists David W. Berson and James F. Smith on how the local, state, national and world economies will perform in the next 12 months. A 6:15 p.m. reception will precede the event in the Lipinsky lobby. The event is free and open to the public. To register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Friday, April 18


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “World War II and the Holocaust” will be addressed by Tracey Rizzo, associate professor of history; and Eric Roubinek, history lecturer. Admission is free and open to the public.


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Post Humanism” will be addressed by Bill Bares, assistant professor of music. Admission is free and open to the public. 


FAB FRIDAY AT OLLI, 11:30 a.m., “Artisan Coffee: Globally Sourced, Locally Roasted” will be addressed by Andy Gibbon, co-owner and roastmaster of Dynamite Roasting Co. Admission is free and open to the public. Lunch is available in the Reuter Café and brown bags are welcome. 


ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE, 3-5 p.m., RiverLink offices, 170 Lyman St., River Arts District, Asheville. Dr. Frank Kalinowski will address “Environmental Legacies: Politics, Policy and American National Character.” He is a retired professor from Warren Wilson College and an author.


CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square, downtown Asheville. The trio The Teetotallers will perform Celtic music in concert. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.


Sunday, April 20


ETHICAL SOCIETY MEETING, 2-3:30 p.m., The Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road (near UNC Asheville), Asheville. “The 3 R’s: Education Issues in North Carolina”  will be the subject of the monthly meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville. There will be a discussion period following the presentation. After the meeting, there will be time for informal conversation. Anyone may attend.




Monday, April 21


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity” will be presented by Merritt Moseley, professor of literature. The lecture is free and open to the public. 


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Becoming Baroque: Can we know them by their songs and dances? Performing mirrors: reflections of war, turmoil, and the human spirit” will be addressed by Melodie Galloway, associate professor of music; and Connie Schrader, health and wellness lecturer. The lecture is free and open to the public.




Tuesday, April 22


CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Wind Ensemble & Symphony will present an “Earth Day” concert. The event will feature students and guest performers, directed by Milton Crotts. General admission is $5 and free for students with identification. 




Wednesday, April 23


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. 




Thursday, April 24


RACE DIALOGUE, 6-7:30 p.m., Carver Center, 101 Carver Ave., Asheville. A four-week “Dialogue on Race” will be held every Thursday in April. The four sessions lead up to the annual “Stand Against Racism” on the last weekend of April. The April 24  topic is “We Shall Overcome,” billed as an “uplifting film about unlikely friendship between an embittered Ku Klux Klan leader and an outspoken black woman activist in Durham, N.C.” A small-group discussion will follow each presentation. A potluck dinner will be held following the four sessions. Sponsors include the Chamber of Commerce.


CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Jazz & Contemporary Music Ensembles and Studio 18 Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of William Bares, Brian Felix and Melodie Galloway. General admission is $5, and free for students.


CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The rock-country band Kevin Costner & Modern West will perform in concert.


RADIO SHOW SALUTE, 7:30 p.m., John C. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. A re-creation of the radio show “Echoes of the Cotton Club” will be performed. For tickets, which are $10, visit www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu, or call 227-2479.




Friday, April 25


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville “1948” will be addressed by Duane Davis, professor of philosophy; and Grace Campbell, humanities lecturer. The lecture is free and open to the public. 


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Reflections” will be addressed by a panel of UNCA faculty. The event is free and open to the public.


FAB FRIDAY AT OLLI, 11:30 a.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Maximize Brain Health No Matter What Your Age” will be addressed by Dr. Mary Ammerman of The Institute for Applied Neuroscience. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch is available in the Reuter Café and brown bags are welcome at the program.


CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The Band Perry will perform in concert.




Saturday, April 26


COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Southern Fried Chicks’ “Cage-Free” comedy show will be performed.




Sunday, April 27


READER'S THEATER, 2:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Asheville Community Theatre’s Autumn Players will present dramatic readings by experienced performers of “Last of the Aztecs” by Joe Feinstein and directed by Wayne Wheeler. Admission is $5 at the door.


CONCERT, 4 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Music Department Gala Concert – a festive end-of-year performance by many UNCA student ensembles — will be performed. General admission is $5, and free for students. 




Monday, April 28


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “Silk Road” will be addressed by a panel of UNCA faculty. The event is free and open to the public.


LECTURE, 11:25 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville.  “Where have we been? Where are we? Where are we going? The Ebb and Flow of Empires” will be addressed by Ann Dunn and John McClain, humanities lecturers. The event is free and open to the public. 




Tuesday, April 29


CONCERT, 7 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon. Toubab Krewe with Kokanko Sata Doumbia will perform. The Asheville-based band is billed as an “instrumental powerhouse,” blending rock, African traditions, jazz sensibilities and international folk strains. For tickets, which are $20, visit www.tryonarts.org, or call 859-8322.



Wednesday, April 30


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




Friday, May 2


CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square, downtown Asheville. Singer Cathie Ryan and her band will perform traditional tunes in concert. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.

CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The band Alice in Chains will perform in concert.




Saturday, May 3


CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Pack Square, downtown Asheville. Singer and mandolin-player Sierra Hull and her band will perform bluegrass music in concert. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Saturday, May 10


CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. The Asheville Symphony Orchestra will present “Rachmaninoff Piano Concert No. 2” with pianist Mariangela Vacatello and music by Shostakovitch.




Friday, May 16


ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE, 3-5 p.m., RiverLink offices, 170 Lyman St., River Arts District, Asheville. Dr. Frank Kalinowski will address “Environmental Legacies: Politics, Policy and American National Character.” He is a retired professor from Warren Wilson College and an author.

CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The band Chicago will perform in concert.




Saturday, May 17


ARTS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Saluda. The 11th annual Saluda Arts Festival will feature live music, as well as paintings, pottery, woodworking, sculpting, pottery, fiber, jewelry and metal. In addition to plentiful parking and restrooms, there will be a Children’s Art Tent. Music headliners will be The Deluge, billed as “a whirling dervish of a band with a kinetic energy that leaves audiences swooning long afterward.” The band blends roots rock and soul. The festival also will bring back The Danberrys, a folk-bluegrass-America group; and Sweet Claudette, which combines four- and six-part harmonies, Motown-inspired backup vocals and an unusual combination of acoustic instruments: cello, banjo, melodica and guitar.




Friday, May 30


ARTS FESTIVAL, 5-10 p.m., Sculpture and Performance Plaza, Riverside Drive, along the French Broad River, River Arts District, Asheville. RiverLink will launch its 2014 RiverMusic Concert Series with Afrobeat, funk and soul from Orgone, with the Brooklyn band Emefe opening. Gates open at 5. Each show will feature a beer from two different breweries and food trucks.




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