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Sunday, Oct. 1

LIONEL RICHIE/DIANA ROSS TRIBUTE SHOW, 2 p.m., downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. A tribute show, “The Music of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross,” will be presented through Oct. 8. Thursdays shows are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays  and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.

“KING MACKEREL” PRODUCTION, 2 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. The NCSC will perform the play “King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running” through Oct. 8. The play features tall tales and rolling songs that are billed as transporting audiences to the Outer Banks for a pleasant spate of fun and fishing. Staging a benefit to save the Corncake Inlet Inn, “the lively cast of fishermen-musicians sing up a storm, tell fish stories and ghost stories — and relate accounts of first loves and ones that got away  Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit ncstage.org, or call 239-0263.

“WIT” PRODUCTION, 2 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. The HCT will perform the play “Wit” through Oct. 11. “Wit” is billed as an award-winning play featuring a renowned English professor who is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and put into a chemotherapy program. “She reassesses her life, tranforming both herself and the audience,” HCT noted. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit www.hendersonvillecommmunitytheatre.org, or call 692-1082.



Monday, Oct. 2

CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM, 5:30-7 p.m., Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville.  a Creation Care Alliance program “Science, Solutions, and Compassion: 5 Ways Forward” will be presented. The CCA will explore five solutions to address climate change from Katharine Wilkinson’s book book “Drawdown: the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” The CCA will explore how faith communities can act on solutions in Western North Carolina, with Wilkinson on hand to serves as its guide for the evening. 



Tuesday, Oct. 3

REVERSING GLOBAL WARMING TALK, 6 p.m., The Collider, 1 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The Creation Care Alliance will host a conversation with senior writer Katharine Wilkinson and CNN columnist John Sutter on “Reversing Global Warming.” Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with light refreshments. The talk will start at 6. 

ARTRAGEOUS” SHOW, 6:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. “Artrageous” will be performed. It is billed as “a one-of -a- kind interactive performance that incorporates many different art forms on the same stage. The audience will get to experience live art, music, dance, life-sized puppetry, and get to be part of the show. The images created include well-known pop icons. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1328.

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Crisis in Venezuela” will be addressed by Maria Moreno. Admission to WAC presentations at UNCA is $10 for the public — and free to WAC members and UNCA students.



Wednesday, Oct. 4

CITIZENS-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. The meeting is free and open to the public. 

SIERRA CLUB MEETING, 7-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, North Asheville. “Fossil Fuel Divestment and Responsible Investing” will be addressed by Peter Krull at a meeting of the Wenoca Group Sierra Club, Krull is chief executive officer and director of investments at Earth Equity Advisors (formerly Krull & Co.). He will discuss fossil fuel divestment and responsible investing. Attendees will “learn how to judge different investment opportunities and pick those that are most closely aligned with your values,” the club noted. The event is free and open to the public. 



Thursday, Oct. 5

PAN HARMONIA CONCERT, 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St., Asheville. The group Pan Harmonia, comprised of flute, bassoon and guitar,  will perform “On This Harvest Moon.” Music will include works by Swedish sound designer Fredrik Holm, J.S. Bach, and Brazilian Choro master Ernesto Nazareth. “Enjoy an acoustic show with a varied yet inclusive program for all music lovers in the signature style of Pan Harmonia,” a press release noted. Admission is free.

AUTHOR EVENT,7 p.m., Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Rd., Asheville. “An Evening with Altered Genes” will be presented by “Twisted Truth” author Steve Druker: A question-and-answer session will follow his program. 

“SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN” MUSICAL COMEDY, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Overlook Theatre Co. will present “Smoke on the Mountain,” billed as “a rip-roaring musical comedy revival,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21. Set in the 1930s, the musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform its traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost 30 gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family’s history on the gospel circuit, “Smoke on the Mountain,” the SMCPA noted, “is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible.” The full two-act theatrical presentation featues Mountain Faith as the Sanders Family Band. For tickets, which are $17 for adults and $12 for children, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.



Friday, Oct. 6

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” MUSICAL COMEDY, 8 p.m., Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. “The Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed through Oct. 21. Billed as one of the longest-running Off-Broadway hits of all time, it will be making its FRP debut. The musical comedy is about a boy and his blood-thirsty plant. It features “a sensational score reminiscent of early 1960s rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop and early Motown.” For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

ZZ TOP CONCERT, 9 p.m., The Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. The band ZZ Top will perform as part of its 20th anniversary concert series. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.




Saturday, Oct. 7

ECONOMIC EQUALITY CONFERENCE, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St., downtown Asheville. The third annual “Bringing It Home: Building a Local Economy for Everyone” conference will be hosted by Self-Help Credit Union. While the conference’s main venue will be the YMI, some workshops will be held next door at The Block Off Biltmore and at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. This year’s conference theme is “Connecting the Dots: Working Together Toward a Stronger, More Equitable Local Economy.” The keynote speaker will be Deena Hayes-Greene, managing director of the Racial Equity Institute of Greensboro. Hayes-Greene specializes in trainings that include — according to a press release — “an in-depth analysis of systemic and historically constructed racism and its impact on contemporary systems and institutions across” the nation. Child care and transportation with the city limits are available, if requested in advance with registration. Breakfast and lunch will be served by a “cornucopia of caterers,” featuring local businesses owned by people of color. Free parking will be available at the corners of Spruce and Marjorie streets, or at the bottom of the hill at the corner of Market and South Charlotte streets. The event is free to the public, with registration available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit www.bringingithomewnc.org. 

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. The band TNT will perform hits from the past, as many in the crowd dance. Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

WOMANSONG CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Womansong will perform its 30th anniversary concert. The show also will be performed at 3 p.m.  Oct. 8. in the same location.

EDDIE MONEY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The 1980s vintage rock hitmaker Eddie Money will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1328.



Sunday, Oct. 8

“I HAVE THIS HOPE” TOUR CONCERT, 6:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The “I Have This Hope” tour entertainers will perform in concert. Featured will be Tenth Avenue North, along with Brandon Heath and Jon McClaughlin. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1328.



Wednesday, Oct. 11

JAMES HUNTER SIX CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., lawn, The Peace Center, downtown Greenville, S.C. The James Hunter Six, a soul-blues band from Essex, England, will perform. Hunter has drawn comparisons to Sam Cooke for his smooth soul vocals and song-stylings. For tickets, visit peacecenter.org.



Thursday, Oct. 12

DAVID BROOKS LECTURE, 7 p.m., Kimmel Arena in the Wilma M. Sherrill Center, UNC Asheville. The Founders Day keynote lecture will feature David Brooks, a conservative columnist for The New York Times. UNCA referred to Brooks as “a leading analyst of American culture and politics.” Brooks’ lecture was rescheduled from Sept. 12 because of “the uncertainty of the path and impact of Hurricane Irma. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The Founders Day keynote lecture is a free, ticketed event. Ticket-holders wishing to maintain their reservations for the rescheduled lecture on Oct. 12 may do so by visiting www.uncadavidbrooksrescheduled.eventbrite.com by Sept. 30. Any tickets that have not been reserved by that date will be made available at 10 a.m. Oct. 2 for individuals wishing to attend the lecture. For more information, contact UNCA Events & Conferences Office at 251.6853 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

ROBERT CRAY BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The Robert Cray Band will peform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1328.



Friday, Oct. 13

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION, 11:30 a.m., The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, Black Mountain. A free book club will discuss Charles Frazier’s 2012 work, “Nightwoods.” Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and a copy of the month’s chosen selection to participate in a casual discussion. Coffee and tea will be provided. 

LITERARY COUNCIL SPEAKER/DINNER/AUCTION, 6-9 p.m., Renaissance Asheville hotel, downtown Asheville. Ann Patchett, a New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the Literary Council of Buncombe County’s 10th annual Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction. Patchett is the author of seven bestselling novels.” The program will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by a three-course dinner and presentation by a current Literacy Council student. Patchett then will give the keynote presentation and autograph guests’ books. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Literacy Council’s programs. For event tickets, which are $75, visit www.litcouncil.com, or call LuAnn Arena at 254-3442 ext. 206.

“SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN” MUSICAL COMEDY, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Overlook Theatre Co. will present “Smoke on the Mountain,” billed as “a rip-roaring musical comedy revival,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21. Set in the 1930s, the musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform its traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb. Consisting of almost 30 gospel tunes and the rich stories of the Sanders family’s history on the gospel circuit, “Smoke on the Mountain,” the SMCPA noted, “is full of laughs and toe-tapping bluegrass as the characters and the audience realize with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible.” The full two-act theatrical presentation featues Mountain Faith as the Sanders Family Band. For tickets, which are $17 for adults and $12 for children, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.

PAN HARMONIA CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Biltmore United Methodist Church, 376 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville. The group Pan Harmonia, comprised of flute, bassoon and guitar,  will perform an “All Hallowed Viola — Music of J.S. Bach, Zoltan Kodaly, Henri Vieuxtemps, andPaul Hindemith. Admission is $20 in advanc,  $25 day of show and $5 for military and students. For advance tickets, visit www.PanHarmonia.org.



Saturday, Oct. 14

BROTHERS & SISTERS CONCERT, 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. A concert — “An Evening of Brothers and Sisters” — will be performed. The Malpass Brothers and Quebe Sisters will perform in a two-act evening of country, Western and Americana music. For tickets, visit www.foundationshows.org.



Sunday, Oct. 15

LATIN AMERICA LECTURE, 2-3:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Rd., Asheville. “Latin America: What the Left Got Right and What It Got Wrong” will be addressed by Dada Maheshvarananda at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Maheshvarananda , having taught and organized for social justice in Brazil (1992-2003) and in Venezuela (2003-2016), will be able to provide a hands-on perspective. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend.

 


Monday, Oct. 16

HALOCAUST SURVIROR TALK, 6-8 p.m. Ferguson Auditorium, A-B Tech, Asheville. A program, “An Evening with Dr. Walter Ziffer, Holocaust Survivor,” will be presented. Ziffer, adjunct faculty at UNC Asheville and Mars Hill University and author of his most recent book, “Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor’s Search for God”. Participants may hear Ziffer’s story of surviving the Holocaust through the Polish and German invasions of his home country, his 1942 deportation and his experiences in eight Nazi concentration camps. His presentation will be followed by a short question-and-answer session with the audience. Ziffer was born in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) in 1927, where his father was the last president of the local Jewish congregation. His town was occupied by German Nazi forces in 1939 and Jews were driven into the ghetto. By 1942, they were deported to Auschwitz where only a handful survived. Ziffer was in the concentration camp Waldenburg/Gross Rosen when it was liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945. He arrived in the U.S. in 1948, where he graduated from high school and attended Vanderbilt University. He holds two masters degrees — in biblical studies and theology — from the Graduate School of Theology of Oberlin, College. His doctorate in theology is from the University of Strasbourg, France. Space will be limited to the first 400 people who arrive. Admission is free. Doors open at 5 p.m. Parking is available adjacent to the building.



Thursday, Oct. 19

GERSHWIN IN CABARET SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. A show — “The Magic of Gershwin” — will be performed cabaret-style by Joseph Webb’s Jazz Era Revue. The two-hour cabaret show celebrates the American classics of George and Ira Gershwin. “Dr. Webb’s Revue is composed of seven accomplished area musicians, backed by a brilliant young jazz pianist,” The Foundation noted. “It is set in a re-creation of the ambiance of a New York- style jazz club — everyone will be at tables in The Foundation lobby, with black tablecloths, mirrors and candles, (minus the smoke and live fire). In the spirit of the club atmosphere, snack foods are provided for all attendees, and various non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase during the show.” For tickets, visit www.foundationshows.org.



Saturday, Oct. 21

OUTDOOR CONCERT/DANCE, 6-8 p.m., parking lot, Firehouse Subs, 825 Spartanburg Hwy., Hendersonville. The band Sound Investment will perform hits from the past, as many in the crowd dance. The gala is billed as a “Halloween event.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in the U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. The second concert in the Masterworks series will be “Journeys,” with Rei Hotoda as conductor and Sandeep Das performing on tabla. The program will feature Beethoven’s Piana Concerto No. 5 “Emperor;” Listz’s Les presludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol. For tickets, which are $24 to $69, visit ashevillesymphony.org, or call 254-7046.



Wednesday, Oct. 25

“RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. The NCSC will perform the play “Rapture, Blister, Burn” through Nov. 19. The play depicts Catherine and Gwen — after grad school — choose opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rock star academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs — the prize being Gwen’s husband. “With searing insight and trademark wit,” this comedy is an unflinching look at modern-day gender politics. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit ncstage.org, or call 239-0263.



Thursday, Oct. 26

DOWNHOME GOSPEL CONCERT, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Downhome Gospel Concert will feature Ivan Parker, the Talleys and the Whisnants. For tickets, which are $20, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.

“THE WOMEN OF WOODSTOCK” TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. A tribute show, “The Women of Woodstock,” will be presented Oct. 26-Nov. 4. Thursdays shows are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays  and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.



Friday, Oct. 27

“DIAL M FOR MURDER” PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. “Dial M for Murder” will be performed through Nov. 11. It is billed as “a classic whodunit just in time for the fall... ‘Dial M for Murder’ is a sophisticated, chillingly sinister thriller, brimming with madness, murder and mayhem that will hold you spellbound with suspense. Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

GARY ALLAN CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. Country singer-guitarist Gary Allan will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.



Saturday, Oct. 28

NAKBA TOUR SPEAKERS, 3-5 p.m., The Block Off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St., downtown Asheville. Two stateless Palestinians from Lebanon, Khawla Hammad and Amena Elashkar, will speak about their lives as part of the North America Nakba Tour. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

“HIS LAST DAYS” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The show “A Glimpse of ‘His Last Days’” will be presented. The show is a musical, pictorial and live stage presentation of Jesus’ last days based on a cantata by Dallas Holmes. The choir and cast of the Tallulah Falls, Ga., outdoor passion drama will bring a glimpse of “His Last Days” from their 35 years of summer enactments of Jesus’ life. The SMCPA noted that this is “not just an Easter story — but a continual timeless narrative of faith.” For tickets, which are $10 for adults and $5 for children, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The soul band St. Paul & the Broken Bones will peform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1328.



Sunday, Oct. 29

STEVIE LEE COMBS MUSIC FUNDRAISER, 5-8 p.m., rooftop bar, Aloft hotel, Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The finale of the Sundays Live@Aloft rooftop concert series will feature Steve Lee Combs Music, raising funds for Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue. The suggested donation is $5 per person.



Saturday, Nov. 4

DAILEY & VINCENT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The duo, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, will perform in concert. The duo “has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music,” the SMCPA noted, including:three Grammy Award Nominations for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year;” 14IBMAAwards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as three-time “Entertainer of the Year,” three-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” and four Dove Awards with three “Bluegrass Album of the Year” awards and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.” The SMCPA also noted that “Dailey and Vincent have been dubbed as the ‘Rockstars of Bluegrass.’” For tickets, which are $22 and $27, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.

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