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Saturday, Feb. 1

“Kickshaws & Quiddities” CONCERT, 2 and 4:30 p.m., Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, downtown Asheville. The Blue Ridge Orchestra will celebrate the leap year with “Kickshaws & Quiddities,” a concert of musical oddities at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Featuring lesser-known pieces rarely performed, the concert will showcase classical hidden gems. The talent of BRO musicians Mandy Guilfoyle and Carlton Alexander will be highlighted on cello and English horn. In addition, the performance will mark Music Director Milton Crotts’ last concert with the BRO. 

ELVIS PRESLEY TRIBUTE SHOW, 7 p.m., Newton-Conover Auditorium, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. A “‘Love Me Tender’ Valentine Concert With Elvis” will be performed. Stephen Freeman will perform as Elvis Presley, accompanied by the Echoes of a Legend Live Show Band. For tickets, which range from $15 to $30, call 464-8100 or visit www.NCAuditorium.com.

LUMINEERS’ CONCERT, 7 p.m., Explore Asheville Arena, Harrah’s Cherokee Center-Asheville, downtown Asheville. The Lumineers, an American folk-rock band based in Denver, Colo., will present its The Lumineers III The World Tour. For tickets, visit harrahscherokeecenterasheville.com.

HOMER’S “THE ODYSSEY” STAGE SHOW, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Aquila Theatre will perform in Homer’s “The Odyssey.” Regarding the show, an event promotion noted, “Greek gods abound in Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey,’ a poem so ancient it predates Shakespeare’s works by more than two millennia.” When it comes to classical Greek dramas, “there are few (theater companies) that can mount productons with the iconoclastic and high-voltage energy of Aquila Theatre Company and win praise from critics and scholars alike,” accordng to The New York Times. For tickets, visit www.worthamarts.org.



Tuesday, Feb. 4

BEGINNER BEEKEEPING SERIES, 5-9 p.m., Honey + the Hive, 23 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville. The store Honey + the Hive will feature a Beginning Beekeeping class from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11. Registration is $80 per person, or $150 for two people. To register, visit www.honeyandthehivenc.com.

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., world-renowned neuroscientist and co-author of “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body,” will give a free public lecture. He also will conduct a free public master class at 9 a.m. Feb. 14, in the Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room. And to set the stage for Davidson’s campus visit, UNC Asheville Associate Professor of Psychology Patrick Foo will give a free talk, “The Neuroscience of Meditative Practices,” at noon Feb. 4, also in the Blue Ridge Room. Davidson’s lecture, “Well-Being Is a Skill,” will consider scientific evidence that people can change their brains by cultivating habits of mind that will improve well-being. His analysis stems from his decades of research focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style, and methods to promote human flourishing, including meditation and related contemplative practices.

FILM, 7 p.m., Veh Stage, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon. The TFAC Film Series will feature Woody Allen’s 1969 hit “Take the Money and Run.” The co-star is Janet Margolin. Admission is $6 at the door.



Thursday, Feb. 6

OMER STRING QUARTET CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Veh Stage, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon. The Omer String Quartet will perform in the 65th season of the Tryon Concert Association.




Friday, Feb. 7

“FUNNY & BARE” SHOW,, 7:30 p.m., The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St., River Arts District, Asheville. “Funny & Bare,” billed as “a delicious mix of classic burlesque and comedy,” will be performed. For tickets, which are $30, visit www.debaunare.com/funnyandbare. 

“TATER SALAD” COMEDY SHOW, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White will perform his show. White is billed in an event promotion as “a classic storyteller, relaying tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas, to sharing stories of his daily life, to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. White rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but since 2004 has established himself as a star in his own right.” For tickets, which are $49.50 to $84.50, visit www1/ticketmaster.com.



Saturday, Feb. 8

COMEDY CLASSIC WEEKEND, 7:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Omni Grove Park Inn, North Asheville. The annual Comedy Classic Weekend will feature Juston McKinney and Matthew Broussard in the Saturday Night Comedy Show. The event will conclude on Feb. 9 with a brunch at 2 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Room.

“LYING TO STRANGERS” SHOW,, 7:30 p.m., The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St., River Arts District, Asheville. “Lying to Strangers,” a one-man show by Cameron Davis, will be performed. For tickets, which are $15 (including service fee), visit www.themagnetictheatre.org. 

PINK FLOYD LASER SPECTACULAR SHOW, 8 p.m., Newton-Conover Auditorium, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Show will be performed. The smash hit multimedia laser and light show features the original master recordings of Pink Floyd. The British psychedelic rock group, formed in the 1960s, is touted “as one of the most successful and influential groups ever.” For tickets, which are $35 each (plus $2.50 for 3-D glasses), call 464-8100 or visit www.NCAuditorium.com.

 



Wednesday, Feb. 12

“DISNEY’S ‘ALADDIN:’ THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL” PERFORMANCES, 7:30 p.m., Peace Center, Greenville, S.C. Disney’s “Aladdin: The Hit Broadway Musical” wil be performed Feb. 12-23. Showtimes for Feb. 13-23 vary. Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “From the producer of ‘The Lion King’ comes the timeless story of ‘Aladdin,’ a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breath-taking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event, where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.” For tickets, visit www.visitpeacecenter.org. 

 

“LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL — A DINNER SHOW,” 6:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin.The dinner with show will be begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb 13-Feb 15. Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “When a group of high school friends hear their favorite old hangout, The Burger Bop Diner, is about to be torn down, they gather one last time to relive the memories, music, romance and fun of their youth. As they recall the stories of days gone by, they are transported back in time to the doo-wop singing, poodle skirt-wearing joy of the 1950s. This one-of-a-kind musical production is served live on stage, where the audience gets to participate in the hand-jivin’ fun! All tickets include: fresh fruit salad, choice of hamburger or hotdog with the fixings, french fries, cole slaw and a classic miniature ice cream sundae, complete with whipped cream and a cherry.” Tables serve parties of six. Groups larger than six will need to separate. All seating is general seating. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 524-1598 or visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com

 



Friday, Feb. 14

STAR GAZE, 6:10:10 p.m., Grassland Mountain Observatory,  2890 Grassland Pkwy, Marshall. The Astronomy Club of Asheville will hold a public star gaze, with a weather backup night of Feb. 15. The event is free and open to the general public — however registration is necessary to attend. A  temporary gate code, required for entry, will be provided on the day of the star gaze by 4 p.m. Directions to Grassland Mountain Observatory can be found by visiting http://www.AstroAsheville.org. Sunset occurs at 6:10 p.m., the club noted.

MAINSTAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. The show “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will be performed Feb.14-March 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit www.HendersonvilleTheatre.org or call 692-1082.

“FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA,” 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Square, downtown Asheville. A flamenco performance will be offered at 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15. Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “Hailed as ‘The Keeper of Flamenco’ by Dance Magazine and honored by both the monarchy and government of Spain for ‘years of passion, excellence and dedication to the flamenco art,’ internationally renowned artist and educator Carlota Santana has made it her mission to promote flamenco as a living art form — a vital part of Hispanic heritage.” For tickets, visit www.worthamarts.org.

 



Saturday, Feb. 15

GLITTER BALL ENCORE, 6 p.m., Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. The ball, billed as providing an “amazing, fun and lively evening,” will feature a performance by The Catalinas, an iconic Carolina beach music band. The band, admitted to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2013, was formed in Charlotte in late 1957. Among the Catalinas many hits are “Sumertime’s Calling Me,” “You Haven’t the Right” and “Dancin’ Romancin’.” Besides music and dancing, other features will include a champagne welcome, unique raffles and a live auction, with a gourmet dinner — with complimentary fine regional wines and craft beers — as the highlight. Also, a cash bar will be available. The event is a fundraiser for the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. For tickets, which start at $125, visit www.hendersonvillesymphone.org. or call 697-5884.

JEFF FOXWORTHY COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. Comedian and author Jeff Foxworthy will perform. Foxworthy is billed as “back by popular demand” in Cherokee — and “the largest-selling comedy-recording artist of all time.” He recently released his ninth and final solo comedy album “Have Your Loved Ones Spayed Or Neutered.” For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

ABBAMANIA TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, 286 ICC Loop Rd., Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The Abba tribute band Abbamania will perform. Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “Abbamania recreates Abba as they were on stage in concert when they toured the world as one of the most successful pop bands in history. With authentic costumes, choreography, concert lighting, sound and an amazing live band of studio musicians and singers, Abbamania takes you back to that pop-disco era and performs all the hits of Abba, including ‘Waterloo,’ ‘S.O.S..’ ‘Fernando,’ ‘Super Trooper,’ “Winner Takes All,’ ‘Money Money,’ ‘Mama Mia’ and ‘Dancing Queen.’ You will understand why Abbamania is the No. 1 Abba tribute in the world.” For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org or call 286-9990.




Sunday, Feb. 16

“LIVING POSITIVELY” PRESENTATION, 2:30-4 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, North Asheville.“Living Positively: How to Navigate Troubled Waters” will addressed by Bart Worden at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Worden has been the executive director of the American Ethical Union, the national federation of Ethical Culture and Ethical Humanist Societies, since 2012. In addition, he  is the clergy leader for the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester, and he is a social worker who has worked with programs that help people recover from psychiatric disability.Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend.

QUENTIN BAXTER QUINTET CONCERT, 5 p.m., Veh Stage, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon. The Qyentin Baxter Quartet will perform in this first of three Jazz Performance Series curated by multiple Grammy nominee Quentin E. Baxter. He will give an “artist talk at 4 p.m., just before the concert. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. 




Monday, Feb. 17

GORDON LIGHTFOOT CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. Iconic rock singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is including Asheville as a stop for a show in his “80 Years Strong” tour. An event promotion stated, “Celebrating his 80th birthday, this year’s tour is special for the legendary artist and will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics — all of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus years’ musical career and his 80 years of life.” For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.




Friday, Feb. 21

STAR GAZE, 6:17:10 p.m., Lookout Observatory, UNC Asheville. The Astronomy Club of Asheville will hold a public star gaze, with a weather backup night of Feb. 22. The event is free and open to the general public — however registration is necessary to attend.For more details about the star gaze (times, registration, and weather calls), visit www.AstroAsheville.org. Sunset occurs at 6:17 p.m., the club noted.

BRET MICHAELS SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. Bret Michaels and Special Guests Warrant and FireHouse will present their “The Party Starts Now” show. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

Ashley Campbell CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Regarding the, an event promotion noted, “Songwriter. Singer. Banjo player. Ashley Campbell juggles all three rolls, armed with the ability not only to dream up a modern country song, but to deliver it, too. Already known for her work alongside her father, country legend, Glen Campbell — who during his final years as a touring musician, leaned heavily on his youngest daughter as a banjo player, keyboardist and harmony vocalist. Ashley, now stepping out on her own, draws her musicality from a mix of wide-ranging influences, combining the old-school country sound of her father to the contemporary Americana, rootsy folk and country-pop..”  For tickets, call 524-1598 or visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com.



Saturday, Feb. 22

OPERETTA CABARET, 7:30 p.m., Veh Stage, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon. New York’s Gilbert & Sullivan Players will perform an operatta cabaret show in the TFAC’s Signature Series. Admission is $35-$40.





Monday, Feb. 24

YAMATO: THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN SHOW, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Square, downtown Asheville. The Yamato show will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 24-25. An event promotion stated that the show erupts “with a thunderous energy in their newest program, ‘Jhonetsu,’ meaning ‘passion.’ An Asheville favorite from seasons past, Yamato’s drummers modernize a centuries-old Taiko tradition to create a thrilling, high-energy ride full of heart-thumping rhythms and explosive beats. Yamato is internationally recognized for its exhilirating performances — described as ‘pure energy meets spiritual high,’ by Edinburgh’s The Scotsman. Strength, spirit and sheer endurance shine through in Yamato’s drummes, whose passion for performance is both joyous and entertaining. This season, the drummers return with dozens of impressive instruments, including a massive 1,100-lb. Odaiko drum.” For tickets, visit www.worthamarts.org.



Friday, Feb. 28

DREAMERS’ CIRCUS CONCERT, 8 p.m.,  Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Square, downtown Asheville. The folk group Dreamers’ Circus will perform in concert. Regarding the group, an event promotion stated, “Dreamers’ Circus was born in a spontaneous, late-night jam session — when three strangers met by chance at a bar in Copenhagen and stumbled upon musical chemistry. Minutes after pianist Nikolaj Busk joined cittern-player Ale Carr and fiddle-player Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen for a traditional tune, a magic, melodic electricity filled the air. Just a decade later, the trio has earned international renown, traveling from their native Scandinavia to perform throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Transcending genres and evoking vivid and colorful imagery, Dreamers’ Circus blends traditional folk with sounds from around the world, taking audiences to a magical and wondrous place with each song. For tickets, visit www.worthamarts.org.




Saturday, Feb. 29

THE NEWSBOYS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Christian rock band The Newsboys will perform as part of the group’s United Greatness of Our God tour. An event promotion said of the group, “Whether you’re an ‘American Idol’ wannabe or a politician seeking the presidency, you can’t escape this scriptural truth: ‘Many are called, few are chosen.’ But what happens once you land among the chosen ones? The Newsboys could tell you first-hand. After all, how many groups boast a discography with 16 albums and five gold records? And as they create and grow, things have only gotten better: 2010’s ‘Born Again’ spawned three No. 1 radio hits, and 2012’s ‘God’s Not Dead’ sold more than 300,000 copies. While it might sound extreme, you’d be hard-pressed to find another group that so successfully embraces tight pop, modern rock, and worship music, and does it all with such focus.” For tickets, call 524-1598 or visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com.



Tuesday, March 3

“LES MISERABLES” PERFORMANCES, 7:30 p.m., Peace Center, Greenville, S.C. Cameron Mackintosh will present the new production — by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schønberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon — of “Les Misérables,” a literary classic written by Victor Hugo. The show will run March 3-8. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 3-5, 8 p.m., March 6, 2 and 8 p.m. March 7, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. March 8. For tickets, which are $45-$105, visit www.visitpeacecenter.org. 



Friday, March 13

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO COMEDY SHOW, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will be performing in his “You Bother Me” tour. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.




Saturday, March 21

JEFF DUNHAM COMEDY SHOW, 5 p.m., Harrah’s Cherokee Center-Asheville, downtown Asheville. Jeff Dunham will perform in Asheville during a stop in his “Seriously!?” tour. An event promotion noted that, “in addition to his usual cast of irreverent accomplices, ‘Seriously!?’ includes the newest member of the troupe, ‘Larry.’ As the president’s personal advisor, he (Dunham) gives his hilarious take on what it’s like to work at the White House.” For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.




Saturday, March 28

IN THIS MOMENT AND BLACK VEIL BRIDES SHOW, 7 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Cherokee. Performing in concert will be In This Moment and Black Veil Brides, along with DED and Raven Black. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.




Friday, April 17

CLINT BLACK CONCERT, 8 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Country music icon Clint Black will perform in concert. For tickets, call 524-1598 or visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com.



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