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Saturday, Nov. 1 

STRAIGHT NO CHASER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tenn. The 10-voice a cappella group Straight No Chaser will perform in concert, featuring musical creativity and a health dose of self-deprecating humor. Tickets are $35-$45.



Sunday, Nov. 2 

READER’S THEATER, 2:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Asheville Community Theatre’s Autumn Players will present dramatic readings by experienced performers. The feature will be “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Anita Chapman. Admission is $6 at the door.

“THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS” SHOW, 3 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tenn. The theatrical production, “The Lady With All the Answers,” is set in renowned advice columnist Ann Landers’ Chicago apartment as she prepares her column under a looming deadline. “This time, however, an ironic twist of fate brings her to write about a new kind of heartbreak: her own,” NPAC noted. “As Landers’ character shares her struggles, the audience learns as much about themselves as they do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscape of the last half-century.” Tickets are $20-$30.

PERFORMANCES, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Brevard Music Center Sunday Concerts, featuring hour-long solo and chamber recitals by members of the BMC’s faculty, will be performed. Admission is free and open to the public.

HIP HARP CONCERT, 7 p.m., Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., downtown Asheville. Deborah Henson-Conant will perform in a “hip harp” concert. For tickets, which are $27 in advance and $32 at the door, visit www.the altamont.com.



Monday, Nov. 3

DINNER WITH PROGRESSIVES, 6 p.m., Green Sage, Westgate Plaza, Asheville. Dinner with Progressives is billed as “a social outlet for thoughtful people in Asheville.”  The gathering includes time to eat together and then enjoy presentations which focus on solutions for a brighter future. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the speaker and program  at 7 p.m.

CONCERT, 6:30 p.m., The Haen Gallery, 52 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Pan Harmonia will perform in concert. Wine and cheese will be served, followed by music at 7:15 p.m. For tickets, which are $24 in advance and $26 at the door, visit www.pan-harmonia.org.



Tuesday, Nov. 4 

READING, noon, Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville. A reading and book-signing will feature Kevan Frazier, author of “Legendary Locals of Asheville.” Admission is free and open to the public.

VETERANS FOR PEACE BOOK CLUB MEETING, 7 p.m., Malaprops Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The VFP will hold a 90-minute book discussion on “The Battle for Justice in Palestine” by Ali Abunimah. The meeting is free and open to the public. 



Wednesday, Nov. 5 

ACTIVIST MEETING, 9:30 a.m., Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. A meeting will be held by Western Carolinians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East.

CONCERT, 7 p.m., Bo Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., East Flat Rock. A concert titled “A Musical Conversation with David Holt’ will be performed. Featured will be the four-time Grammy Award-winning musician and storyteller. For tickets, which are $10, visit www.saveculture.org, or call 694-1700.

LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A lecture, “Biblical Archaeology Through the Ages,” will be given by Eric Cline, professor of archaeology at George Washington University.



Thursday, Nov. 6 

FILM FESTIVAL OPENING-NIGHT SCREENING, 7 p.m., The Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. The Asheville Cinema Festival will open with the screening of “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbach and Kiera Knightley. The film will be followed by an after-party at the Century Room of Pack’s Tavern, where complimentary appetizers will be offered, along with a cash bar. 



Friday, Nov. 7 

PRESENTATION, 11:30 a.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A presentation, “The Widow Spy,” will be given by Martha Peterson, who served 32 years with the CIA as a clandestine operations officer. Attendees will learn about Peterson’s career on the CIA’s front line in Moscow during the Cold War. Lunch will be available in the Reuter Café; brown bags are welcome. Admission is free and open to the public.

OPERA TALKS, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Opera Talks series will feature Asheville Lyric Opera Director David Craig Starkey and a cast of industry professionals, who will guide audience members through their operatic world. The program is free and open to the public. 

ACROBATIC SHOW, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Cirk La Putyka: Slapstick Sonata will perform Nov. 7-8. The group, which is from Prague, Czech Republic, combines acrobatics, contemporary dance, puppetry, concert and sport. For tickets, which are $38 for adults, $33 for students and $15 for ages 12 and younger, call 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.



Saturday, Nov. 8  

PRESENTATION, 9 a.m.-noon, Mission Health Systems Mountain View Room, Sherrill Center, UNC Asheville. A presentation, “Reflecting on the Mind’s ‘I’/Sharpening the Mind’s Eye,” will feature Susan Grant, psychologist; and Ira Sloan, co-leader of the Ethics and Humanism Curriculum for the UNC School of Medicine Asheville. Admission is free and open to the public.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TRIBUTE, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Randy Linder and his band will perform a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival. Among the CCR hits that will be performed will be “Fortunate Son,” and “Born on the Bayou.” For tickets, which are $25 and $29, call the box office at 286-9990 or visit www.FoundationShows.org. 

McCOO-DAVIS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tenn. Performing in concert will be the married duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Before they were a couple, they reportedly were the closest of friends, singing with The Fifth Dimension for several years before getting married. McCoo and Davis left The Fifth Dimension in 1975 with hopes of pursuing solo projects. By 1976, the song “You Don’t Have To Be A Star” offered them an opportunity to launch a new career as a musical duo. The song skyrocketed to No. 1 on the charts in 1976, staying on the Top 40 for 18 weeks. McCoo and Davis received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo. Aside from making music together, the couple has co-authored a biographical memoir, “Up, Up, And Away.” Tickets are $40-$50.

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. UNCA students in the symphony and wind ensembles will perform under the direction of Milt Crotts and Will Talley. Admission for the general public is $5 and free for students. 

 



Saturday, Nov. 8  

TIM HAWKINS COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. Tim Hawkins, who was a grocery truck driver until 2002, is billed has having forged “the magical blend between two comedic ideals: a genuinely funny comedy show that caters to the entire family.” The Christian comedian, songwriter and singer is perhaps best-known for parodying popular songs, such as Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “The Candy Man,” along with stand-up material. For tickets, which are $25, $30 and $35, call the box office at 254-1598, or visit GreatMountainMusic.com.

BROADWAY TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher. A concert, “‘Let’s Fall in Love: Broadway’s Great Love Songs,” will feature soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper, baritone Daniel Boyle and music director DeWitt Tipton. The event, which includes wine, coffee and Viennese desserts, is hosted by the Arts Council of Henderson County. For tickets, which are $40 (and for which reservations are strongly requested), call 693-8504, or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

FILM FESTIVAL JURY AWARDS, 9 p.m., Strada Restaurant, 27 Broadway St., downtown Asheville. The Asheville Cinema Festival will hold a Jury Awards gala. The unique award was created by J.P. Sullivan and the “work in progress” is displayed on the back of the festival guide. Attendees are invited to the after-party for the unveiling of the finished product. Strada will supply complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.



Sunday, Nov. 9 

BENEFIT CONCERT, 3 p.m., Flat Rock Cinema, The Singleton Center, 2700 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. A “Warmth of Home” benefit concert will be performed. For tickets, which are $15, call 697-2463, or visit www.magnoliaconcertseries.com. 

FILM FESTIVAL CLOSING-NIGHT SCREENING, 7 p.m., Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The Asheville Cinema Festival will close with the screening of “The Face of Love,” starring Annette Benning, Ed Harris and Robin Williams. The film, Williams’ last, is billed as being “about love wrapped in mystery.”



Monday, Nov. 10  

ACTIVIST MEETING, 7 p.m., North Asheville Library, Asheville. A meeting will be held of Move to Amend Buncombe County.

CONVERSATION ON THE MIDDLE EAST, 3-4 p.m., 3rd floor, Freeland Hall, 318 Georgia Terrance, Montreat. A conversation will be held with PCUSA Moderator Heath Rada and his wife Peggy on their October 2014 trip to the Middle East. A reception will follow at the Presbyterian Heritage Center Library, where the PHC exhibit on Missions to the Middle East is on display until Nov. 14.

 



Tuesday, Nov. 11

LIBERTARIAN MEETING, 7 p.m., Oakleaf Furniture, 130 Miller St., downtown Waynesville. The Haywood County Libertarian Party will meet. 

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL TALK, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Room 102-A, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina will offer an address, “War Crimes Trials.” 

 



Wednesday, Nov. 12

MEETING, 6 p.m., meeting room, North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville.Attendees are invited to learn and discuss Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Admission is free.

MUSICAL SHOW, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. La Santa Cecilia: The Voice of Immigrants, 2014 Grammy winners, will perform a concert that is billed as “exemplifying the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music.” For tickets, which are $22, visit cesap.unca.edu or call 258-7727.

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, Nov. 13 

PRESENTATION, 6 p.m., Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville. A presentation, “The Other Side of the Story: Why the Arts and Humanities Matter to Medicine,” will feature Caroline Wellbery, M.D. and Ph.D. in comparative literature. Admission is free and open to the public.

 



Friday, Nov. 14 

TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A concert, “Coming Home: An American Tribute,” will be performed by students and community members, under the direction of Melodie Galloway. The concert will also be performed at 4 p.m. Nov. 15. General admission is $25 and free for students. 

VETERANS SALUTE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Crowne laza Expo Center, 1 Resort Drive, Asheville. A “Salute to Veterans” concert will feature bluegrass band Balsam Range and country gospel singer McKayla Reece. The fundraiser is for ABCCM Veteran Restoration Services. For tickets, which are $25 (and available only in advance), visit www.abccm.org. 

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., downtown Asheville. Eclectic-rock-fusion band The Morning After will perform what is billed as “a high-energy mix of soul, rock, jazz, Latin and bluegrass.” For tickets, which are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, visit www.thealtamont.com.

 



Saturday, Nov. 15 

LECTURE, 4 p.m., Canon Lounge, Gladfelter Student Center, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa. Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr, authors of the recently published “Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia,” will present the 25th annual Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture. Ritchie is the longtime host of NPR’s “The Thistle and Shamrock.” Orr is president emeritus of WWC and current interim chancellor of UNC Asheville. The presentation will be preceded at 3 p.m. with a reception featuring music by Al Petteway and Amy White. The presentation and reception are free and open to the public.

MAGIC SHOW BENEFIT, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, 337 Charlotte St., Asheville. A monthly benefit show, known as “Magic, Mirth and Meaning,” will be presented. An additional show will be offered on Dec. 20. Each family-friendly 90-minute show includes magicians, storytellers, musicians and theatrical entertainers, all helping to raise money for a local nonprofit, The Vanishing Wheelchair. The show is by donation, but for adults, the suggested payment is $10 — and $5 for children. Magician Ricky Boone and T.J. Shimeld, co-author of Boone’s biography, “The Four-Foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair,” will be available to sign books after the shows.



Saturday, Nov. 15 

“WHO’S GOT TALENT” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. The show “Who’s Got Talent” will be presented. For tickets, which are $10, call the box office at 254-1598, or visit Great MountainMusic.com.

RED JUNE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Red June, knows for its three-part harmonies and instrumental work, will perform in concert. Also featured will be guests Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith. For tickets, which are $30 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for ages 12 and younger, call 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.

MARTY STUART CONCERT, 8 p.m., Don Gibson Theatre, Shelby. Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will perform in concert.

 



Sunday, Nov. 16

ENVIRONMENTAL TALK, 2-3:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville (near UNCA). An address, “Critical Environmental Issues Facing Western North Carolina,” will be presented by Julie Mayfield to the Ethical Society of Asheville. Mayfield is the co-director of the Western North Carolina Alliance. She will discuss growth management, public land use, water quality with an update on efforts to prevent fracking, Asheville Beyond Coal, and volunteer programs with the WNC Alliance. Mayfield graduated from Davidson University and received a law degree from Emory University School of Law. She serves on the City of Asheville’s Multi-Modal Commission and chairs the city’s Transit Committee. Following Mayfield’s presentation there will be time for questions and group discussion. After the meeting, informal conversation and light refreshments will be available. All are welcome and admission is free.

BENEFIT CONCERT, 3:30 p.m., Concert Hall, Rainbow Community School, 574 Haywood Rd., Asheville. A fund-raising benefit for Gaza will feature  violinist Michael  Dabroski performing music by J.S. Bach, an original, “Suite for Gaza” as well as Palestinian melodies, and sharing notes from a concert trip to Gaza City in December 2013. All proceeds will be given to the Middle East Children’s Alliance, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine and American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem for its Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza. The event will be sponsored  by Western Carolinians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East. 

BROADWAY TRIBUTE, 4 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Reuter Center Singers will perform favorite medleys from Rodgers and Hammerstein in “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s community chorus, which is directed by Chuck Taft, will treat audiences to musical selections from “Carousel,” “The Sound of Music” and “Oklahoma!,” among others. There will be a reception following the performance. The concert is free and open to the public.

 



Monday, Nov. 17

STEM LECTURE,4:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A STEM lecture, “New Developments in Climate Change,” will be made by Lenny Bernstein, co-author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report, awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. STEM is an interdisciplinary lecture series with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Admission is free and open to the public..

 



Tuesday, Nov. 18

PERCUSSION CONCERT, 5 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Percussion Ensemble and African Drum Ensemble will perform under the direction of Matthew Richmond. General admission is $5 — and free for students.

“JEKYLL & HYDE” MUSICAL, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tenn. “Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London,” NPAC noted. “An evocative tale of two men — one a doctor, passionate and romantic — the other, a terrifying madman; and two women — one, beautiful and trusting — the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret.... Featuring a thrilling pop rock score including the unforgettable hit, ‘This Is The Moment’ from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar- and Grammy- winning Leslie Bricusse, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ has mesmerized audiences the world over.” Tickets are $35-$45.

 



Wednesday, Nov. 19

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, Nov. 20

HOLIDAY CONCERT, 5 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Singers’ Holiday Concert will feature holiday music performed under the direction of Melodie Galloway. General admission is $5 — and free for students..

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tenn. Steven Curtis Chapman will perform in concert. He has sold more than 10 million records, two RIAA-certified platinum albums and eight RIAA-certified gold albums. Chapman has received five Grammy awards and an American Music Award. He has recorded 45 No. 1 US radio hits and been awarded 56 Dove Awards, more than any other artist to date. In 2001, Chapman and his wife Mary Beth created The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry, now known as Show HOPE after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to thousands of families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world. Tickets are $40-$50.

PLAY, 7:30 p.m., Carol Belk Theatre, UNC Asheville. Theatre UNCA will present “The Muckle Man,” directed by UNCA student Olivia Medoff. It also will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23. General admission is $12.

 



Friday, Nov. 21

SYMPHONY TALK, 3 p.m. Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Symphony Talk series will feature Daniel Meyer, music director of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Meyer will discuss the symphony’s next concert. Admission is free and open to the public.

DICKENS’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The FRP will present “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 21. For tickets, call 693-0731, or visit Flatrockplayhouse.org.




Saturday, Nov. 22

BRIAN CULBERTSON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tenn. Brian Culbertson will perform in concert. He began his musical journey at age 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10, then bass at 12. He grew up in Decatur, Ill., loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago.Since then, Culbertson has released more than a dozen albums, toured around the world, received numerous awards, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, and worked and performed with industry all-stars including Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins, among others. Tickets are $35-$45.

CHONDRA PIERCE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Don Gibson Theatre, Shelby. Chondra Pierce will perform in concert.



Sunday, Nov. 23

GALA CONCERT, 3 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. UNCA’s Music Department Gala Concert, billed as “a festive end-of-year performance” by many UNCA student ensembles, will be performed. General admission is $5 — and free for students. 




Friday, Nov. 28

DICKENS’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” SHOW, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Charles Dickens’ holiday favorite, “A Christmas Carol,” will be performed. It will also be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Actor Jeremy Webb has re-invisioned this classic by creating a 25-character, holiday-friendly, one-man play with puppets and ghosts. For tickets, which are $30 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for ages 12 and younger, call 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.






Friday, Nov. 28

EDWIN MCCAIN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Don Gibson Theatre, Shelby. Edwin McCain will perform in concert.





Saturday, Nov. 29

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CHOIR SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Rd., Franklin. The Smoky Mountain Christmas Choir will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $10, call the box office at 254-1598, or visit Great MountainMusic.com.




Sunday, Nov. 30

PERFORMANCES, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Brevard Music Center Sunday Concerts, featuring hour-long solo and chamber recitals by members of the BMC’s faculty, will be performed. Admission is free and open to the public.




Tuesday, Dec. 9

OBJECTIVISTS’ MEETING, 6 p.m., North Asheville Library Meeting Room, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville. Attendees are invited to celebrate Ayn Rand, her philosophy of Objectivism and the prime value – life. Admission to the meeting is free.



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