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Friday, April 1

LECTURE, 11 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance” will be addressed by Lorena Russell and Dee James of UNCA’s literature faculty. Admission is free and open to the public. 

LECTURE, 11 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Popular Culture” will be addressed by Trey Adcock, UNCA assistant professor of education. Admission is free and open to the public. 

LECTURE, 11:30 a.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A presentation will outline the current projects of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. The address will be given by Molly Nicolie, ASAP’s local food campaign program director. Admission is free and open to the public.

SMART DRIVER CLASS, noon-4 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A four-hour AARP Smart Driver Class will provide tips for coping with inevitable changes (as one ages) in perception and reaction time, as well as increased hazards on the roads with faster cars and busier traffic. Participants can expect to review the rules of the road, tips on dealing with aggressive drivers and general safety tips such as how to make left turns into heavy traffic. The course, offered nationwide, is designed to help participants avoid crashes and remain safely behind the wheel. Admission is $20 for the general public or $15 for AARP members. To register, contact instructor Judy Domer at 505-1992, or email her or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

GREENFEST WORKSHOP, 1:30-3 p.m., ROOTS Garden on the Rhoades property with entry near the intersection of W.T. Weaver Booulevard and Merrimon Avenue, UNC Asheville. A workshop, “Greenfest: Growing Plants from Seed,” will provide the seeds themselves as well as the information needed to get spring plants started from seed. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Opera Talk, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Opera Talk series will feature “Partnering with Education and More,” a talk by Asheville Lyric Opera General Director David Craig Starkey about “Carmen.” Admission is free and open to the public. 

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Fletcher Peacock, a bass trombonist and UNCA’s director of instrumental Studies will perform a varied program, ranging from Bach to jazz — and music for trombone and groove. Admission is free and open to the public. 

PERCUSSIVE/DANCE PERFORMANCE, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Rhythmic Circus, billed as a “percussive-dance phenomenon,” will perform in concert.

 

Sunday, April 3

CONCERT, 3 p.m. Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The Sundays with Brevard Music Center series will featrure BMC faculty members, including harpist Ina Zdorovetchi, flutist Dilshad Posnock, pianist Craig Nies and others. Admission is free and open to the public.



Monday, April 4

Humanities Lecture, 11 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Why and How Do Power Structures Fall Apart? The Reformations as a Case Study” will be addressed by Till Dohse, UNCA’s chair and professor of mathematics. Admission is free and open to the public.

Film Screening, 7:30 p.m., grotto, Highsmith University Union, UNC Asheville.  “Paris is Burning,” a documentary directed by Jennie Livingston, will be shown. The film chronicles the 1980s drag ball culture of New York City and the diverse communities involved in it. Admission is free and open to the public.





Tuesday, April 5

PANEL DISCUSSION, 6 p.m., Room 221, Highsmith University Union, UNC Asheville. “From the Margins to the Middle: Experiences of LGBTQ People of Color” will be addressed during a panel discussion featuring  the perspectives of those who identify as both a person of color and as a member of the LGBTQ community. The moderator will be Preston Keith, UNCA’s assistant director of the Intercultural Center and Multicultural Student Programs. Admission is free and open to the public.

SPEAKER, 7 p.m., Graham Chapel, Montreat College, Montreat. Phil VIscher, co-creator of Veggie-Tales and founder of Big Ideas Productions and Jellyfish Labs, will give the annual Calvin Thielman Lecture. He also will speak at 10 a.m. April 6 in the same location.

GREAT DECISIONS LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “How Germany Sees the World” will be addressed in a World Affairs Council talk by Thomas Wülfing, Germany’s deputy consul general, who is stationed in the  Atlanta consulate. The lecture is part of the WAC’s Great Decisions 2016 series. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for UNCA students. 




Wednesday, April 6

SYMPHONY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will perform a program of classical music favorites, including Rossini’s “Overture to William Tell,” “The Blue Danube Waltz” by Johann Strauss Jr., Tchaikovsky’s “Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet” and more. Admission is free.





Thursday, April 7

ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. Donny Edwards will perform in “Elvis: A Heart and Soul Tribute to The King!” through April 17. Showtimes vary daily after the April 7 opening. For more information, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.

 

 

Friday, April 8

UNDER THE STREETLAMP CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The vocal group Under the Streetlamp, a quartet composed of recent leading cast members of the musical “Jersey Boys,” will perform the hits of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s in concert.

PLAY, 7:30 p.m., Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., downtown Asheville.  The play “The Man Who Came to Dinner” will be performed through April 24. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $22 for adults, $19 for students and seniors and $12 for ages 17 and under.

ELVIS TRIBUTE CONCERT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “A Tribute to the King (Elvis)” will be performed by Travis Ledoyt. For tickets, which are $20 and $25, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1498.




Saturday, April 9

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HISTORY CONCERT, 3 p.m., Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. A concert with the theme of “The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll” will be performed by two local bands. The bands are Stepchild and the East Flat Rockers. Proceeds from the fundraiser concert, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville, will benefit Morris Kaplan Kiwanis Scholarships. Tickets are $10.

TIM HAWKINS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Tim Hawkins, a Christian comedian, songwriter and singer, will perform in concert. Hawkins is best known for parodying popular songs such as Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind” and “The Candy Man,” along with stand-up material based on topics such as marriage, homeschooling and parenting.

STARSHIP CONCERT, 8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The group Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $29.50, visiit www.ticketmaster.com.




Sunday, April 10

MEDIA BIAS TALK, 1 p.m., Asheville Jewish Community Center, 236 Charotte St., Asheville. The AJC will host a talk titled “Triumph Over Media Bias” by former Associated Press journalist Mark Lavie. Lavie will discuss his perspective on how news media bias shapes the state of journalism and how Americans understand current events. His talk will be based on his experiences in reporting on the Middle East, such as uncovering Palestinian rejection of Israel’s offer of a state in 2008, which the AP did not publish. As a foreign correspondent, Lavie spent 40 years working for media outlets, including AP, NBC and NPR. He covered many topics, such as ISIS, Palestine, Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, Iran and Egypt and the “Arab Spring.” Lavie is the winner of the New York Overseas Press Club award and the author of “Broken Spring.” Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students with identification.

“TIME OF MY LIFE TOUR” PROGRAM, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The “Time of My Life Tour,” presented by Compassion International, will feature The Afters, Chris August and Unspoken, with Among the Thirsty as the special guest. The program will feature a celebration and worship. For tickets, which are $20 and $25, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1498.

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A concert will be presented, featuring performances of varied works by UNCA student percussion ensembles, under the direction of Matthew Richmond of the music faculty. Admission is free and open to the public.




Monday, April 11

DANCE LECTURE/PERFORMANCE, 11 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A talk on — and performance of — oontemporary African dance will be given by Souleymane “Solo” Badolo, a world-reknowned choreographer and dancer born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Admission is free and open to the public.




Tuesday, April 12

Composers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Performance will be given by UNCA music students of varied works by local composers. Admission is free and open to the public.



Thursday, April 14

ANN COMPTON TALK, 7:30-9:15 p.m., Christ School, 500 Christ School Road, Arden. Ann Compton, a 40-year White House correspondent for ABC-TV, will speak. Admission is free and open to the public.




Friday, April 15

Lecture, 11 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “World War II and the Holocaust” will be presented by Tracey Rizzo and Eric Roubinek of UNCA’s history faculty. Admission is free and open to the public.

Lecture, 11 a.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Art as Social Critique” will be addressed by Brian Butler, UNCA’s Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. 11 a.m. in UNC Asheville’s. Admission is free and open to the public.

Lecture, 11 a.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A presentation will be given on Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Sanctuary by Denise Bitz, founder and president of Brother Wolf. She will describe the agency’s work, its “no-kill” policy and core ethic of uncompromised compassion.

 


Friday, April 15

MUSIC TALK/PERFORMANCE, 1:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A program, “Inside the Music,” will feature a conversation with Melodie Galloway, artistic director and conductor of the Asheville Choral Society. Galloway also chairs UNCA’s Department of Music. Soloists from the upcoming ACS event, “The Music of the Living: A Celebration of the Human Spirit,” also will perform excerpts. Admission is free and open to the public.

Symphony Talk, 3 p.m., Reuter Center, 3 p.m., UNC Asheville. The Symphony Talk series will feature a talk by Daniel Meyer, music director and conductor of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Meyer will discuss the orchestra’s next concert. In addition, local music aficionado Chip Kaufmann will discuss the composers Martinu and Verdi. Admission is free and open to the public.

JESSE COOK CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Jesse Cook will perform in concert.



Saturday, April 16

JOHNNY CASH/ELVIS TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7 p.m., The Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, Tenn. A show featuring tributes to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, along with Southern gospel music and backed by a live band, will be performed. The tributes, produced by R&M Tribute Entertainment, will feature Cash and Presley during the 1950s, ‘68 and the ‘70s movie years. For tickets, which are $15 and $20, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Missy Miller at (865) 684-6082.

THE CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. “Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters” will be performed in a tribute concert by singer-playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece band. For tickets, call 286-9990, or visit FoundationShows.org.




Sunday, April 17

HUMANISM TALK, 2-3:30 p.m., Asheville Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Rd., Asheville. “The Promise of Humanism” will be presented by Fred Edwords at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Edwords is the director of planned giving for the Humanist Foundation of the American Humanist Association, an advisor to the Secular Student Alliance and a humanist celebrant in the Humanist Society. He also sits on the Broader Social Impacts Committee of the Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. An informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend.

CONCERT, 3 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium UNC Asheville. A band and symphony concert will feature performances by varied repertoires of UNCA student ensembles, directed by Fletcher Peacock.Admission is free and open to the public.

AUTHOR’S READING, 3 p.m., Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. Author Robert Morgan will present his new book, “Chasing the North Star.” Also, he will introduce Ron Rash, who is celebrating the release of his “Poems: New and Selected.” Admission is free and open to the public.




Monday, April 19

Film Screening/Discussion, 6 p.m., Room 222, Highsmith Union room 222, UNC Asheville. “Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson” will be screened. The documentary focuses on Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans activist who was an instigator of the Stonewall riot that helped spark the Gay Liberation movement. A discussion, led by UNCA staff and students, will follow. Admission is free and open to the public.

Astronomy Presentation, 2-4 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Longtime OLLI at UNC Asheville astronomy instructor Bernard Arghiere will provide background on the May 9 Transit of Mercury — and how to safely observe it, in a presentation of the Astronomy Club of Asheville. (On May 9, Mercury will move across the disc of the sun, visible from earth, for the first time in almost a decade.) Admission is free and open to the public.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. the steps of Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville. A Holocaust remembrance program will feature “a Reading of the Names” in an event timed to coincide with the day the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began. Volunteers will read the names of Jewish, Romani and Jesuit victims of the Nazi Holocaust. The event is co-sponsored by UNCA Hillel and the university’s Center for Diversity Education. Admission is free and open to the public.




Friday, April 22

Lecture, 11 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. “1948” will be addressed by  Grace Campbell, a UNCA lecturer in humanities. Admission is free and open to the public.

POETRY SHOWCASE, 6-8  p.m., Hyannis House, 24 Hyannis Drive, UNC Asheville. The Asheville Trans Student Union will hold a poetry showcase, featuring poetry, music and art. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 



Saturday, April 23

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The Charlie Daniels Band will perform in concert.

EMMYLOU HARRIS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Emmylou Harris, a 13-time Grammy Winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, will perform in concert.  For tickets, which are $42, $47 and $52, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1498.




Monday, April 25

PANEL DISCUSSION, 11 a.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A UNCA faculty panel will discuss “The Silk Road.” The discussion will focus on intercultural connections along the ancient Silk Road. Admission is free and open to the public.




Friday, April 29

Lecture, 11:30 a.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Dietary Modification to Decrease Inflammation and Improve Healthy Living” will be addressed by Marilyn Haas-Gassman Ph.D., RN. Admission is free and open to the public.

SMART DRIVER CLASS, noon-4 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A four-hour AARP Smart Driver Class will provide tips for coping with inevitable changes (as one ages) in perception and reaction time, as well as increased hazards on the roads with faster cars and busier traffic. Participants can expect to review the rules of the road, tips on dealing with aggressive drivers and general safety tips such as how to make left turns into heavy traffic. The course, offered nationwide, is designed to help participants avoid crashes and remain safely behind the wheel. Admission is $20 for the general public or $15 for AARP members. To register, contact instructor Judy Domer at 505-1992, or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

JOHN DENVER/CARPENTERS TRIBUTE SHOW, 7 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  The Reuter Center Singers will perform in a tribute show “The Music of John Denver and The Carpenters.” The RCS is directed by Chuck Taft — and will be performing hits of the 1970s. Admission is free and open to the public.




Saturday, April 30

SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The show “Million Dollar Quartet” will be performed through May 21. Inspired by a true story, “Million Dollar Quartet” dramatizes the impromptu jam session featuring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. The show include the hit songs “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Hound Dog,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and many more. Showtimes vary after the opening day. For more information, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.

“BROADWAY SHOW”, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The show “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” will be performed.

JAMES ROGERS STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. James Rogers will present what is billed as “his hilarious stage show.” For tickets, which are $17, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1498.

AARON GOLDBERG TRIO CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. The Aaron Goldberg Trio will perform in concert.

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