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Saturday, March 7

PEACE VIGIL, noon-2 p.m., Vance Monument, downtown Asheville. A Middle East peace vigil will be staged by Western Carolinians for Peace and Justice.

CONCERT, 6 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. The Chase Away the Blues show will feature Daryle Rice, Ricky Godfrey Band, Free Flow and Little G. Weevil.  Food and beverages will be available. For tickets, which are $30 general and $75 VIP, visit www.tryonarts.org.

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Country music singer Wade Hayes will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $15, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.



Sunday, March 8

CONCERT, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The Magnolia Concert Series will feature a concert by the group The Carburetors. Food and beverages will be available. For tickets, which are $15 plus tax, visit www.magnoliaconcertseries.com, or call 697-2463.



Tuesday, March 10

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.

GARRISON KEILLOR SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Garrison Keillor will perform in concert. Tickets, which are available at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office or by calling (800) 745-3000, also may be ordered by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

“Sectarianism in the Middle East” ADDRESS, 7:30 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The World Affairs Council Great Decisions lecture series will offer an address on  “Sectarianism in the Middle East,” featuring speaker David Hudleson of National Security. Admission is $10 for the general public.




Friday, March 13

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 offer attendees guidance through their operatic world. Admission is free and open to the public.

STYX CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. The band Styx will perform in concert. The rock band from Chicago became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. For tickets, which range from $37 to $69.50, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.




Saturday, March 14

ACROBATS SHOW, 2 and 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, 12 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. The Peking Acrobats will perform what are billed as “awe-inspiring feats, coupled with traditional music.”



Sunday, March 15


BIG-BOX STORES’ PROGRAM
, 2-3:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Rd., Asheville. Weaverville writer and radio host Fred Flaxman will present “The Case Against Wal-Mart, Amazon and Any Store Owned by Art Pope” at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Flaxman will argue that each of these companies acts unethically toward its workers, the government and society and should be boycotted until they change practices. A question-and-answer session and refreshments will follow the program.

CONCERT, 3 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock. The Hendersonville Community Band will perform a celebration of symphonic band music. For tickets, which are $10, call 692-8801, or visit www.hcbmusic.com.

 



Tuesday, March 17

JAZZ FOR JUSTICE FUNDRAISER, 5:30 p.m., 21 N. Market St., downtown Asheville. A benefit for Pisgah Legal Services will be held. An awards presentation will be held at 7 p.m. For tickets, which are $50, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

LECTURE,  6 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. Alejandro Cartegena, an internationally known contemporary Mexican photographer, will give a lecture on his work. Admission is free and open to the public.

FILM SCREENING/DISCUSSION, 7 p.m., Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville. A film screening of “Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation” will be followed by a discussion led by filmmaker Jennifer Lee. Admission is free and open to the public. 

PERFORMANCE, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. The Brentano Quartet, with violinist Hsin-Yung Huang, will perform in collaboration with the Asheville Sympony and the theater. For tickets, which are $38, call 254-1320, or visit www.ashevilletheatre.org.


 


Wednesday, March 18

LECTURE/PERFORMANCE, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Meeting Mozart: His Life and Music,” a lecture and performance, will be offered as part of the Asheville Amadeus Festival, in cooperation with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. 

 



Thursday, March 19

 Panel Discussion, 11 a.m.-12:10  p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A panel discussion with Heartbeat, an international non-profit organization, will be held. Admission is free and open to the public.

SOCIAL JUSTICE COFFEE HOUR, 12:30 p.m., Laurel Forum, Kaplan Hall, UNC Asheville. Key Center Social Justice Coffee Hour will be held with Heartbeat, an international non-profit organization Admission is free and open to the public.

CONCERT, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. A concert will feature Heartbeat. Admission for UNCA students is free; for other area students tickets, $8; campus community tickets, $13; and general admission, $22. Based in Jerusalem, Heartbeat is an international non-profit organization uniting musicians, educators, and students to build mutual understanding and transform conflict through the power of music. Founded in 2007 under a Fulbright-MTV award, Heartbeat creates opportunities and spaces for young Israeli and Palestinian musicians to work together, hear each other, and amplify their youthful voices to influence the world around them. 

 



Friday, March 20

FILM SCREENING/DISCUSSION, 5:30 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. A screening of the film “300 Miles to Freedom” will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Richard Breyers. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 21

RODNEY CARRINGTON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Rodney Carrington will perform in his “Here Comes the Truth” show. For tickets, which are $$64 to $297 visit www.Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000. 

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Country music singer Joe Diffie will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $20, $25 and $28, visit www.GreatMountainMusic.com, or call 524-1598.

BEATLES TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience” will be performed. For tickets, which are $19 and $24, call 286-9990, or visit www. FoundationShows.org.

 


Sunday, March 22

CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., John Knox Presbyterian Church, 35 Shannon Drive, Greenville, S.C. Ron Carter, silent film organist, will perform during a screening of “Safety Last.” At 6:30 p.m., pizza, popcorn and pop will be served. For tickets, which are $10, call (864) 244-0453.



Tuesday, March 24

DANCE PROGRAM, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, 12 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Kyle Abraham will perform “Abraham.In.Motion” on March 24-25.



Wednesday, March 25

LECTURE/PERFORMANCE, 7 p.m., Alumni Hall, Highsmith University Union,  UNC Asheville. A lecture, “Music of the Holocaust,” will be offered in conjunction with a performance by Bandana Klezmer, sharing some of the tunes and the musicians that survived the Holocaust and later brought about the revival of Klezmer music. Local scholar and Holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer will share his story of liberation from Gross-Rosen concentration camp.



Thursday, March 26

STEM LECTURE, 4:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. A STEM lecture, “New Developments in Health & Wellness — Different Perspectives,” will be presented by Ameena Batada, assistant professor of health and wellness. Admission is free and open to the public. 

PARSONS LECTURE, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. The Parsons Lecture, “The Shape of Space,” will be presented by Jeff Weeks of Middleburry College. He will discuss the concept of a multi-connected universe. 

STORYTELLING, 7:15 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. The storytelling event celebrates strong women and featurers Jim Stokely, Sarah Larson, Catherine Frank, Roy Harris and others. Admission is free and open to the public.

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, 12 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Lunasa will perform Irish-Celtic music.




Friday, March 27

FAB FRIDAY LECTURE, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Reuter Center, at UNC Asheville. The Fab Friday talk, “Nightmare vs Reality: A World Without Antibiotics,“ will be presented by Jacie Volkman, director of infection prevention at Mission Health System. Admission is free and open to the public. 




Saturday, March 28

BEER FESTIVAL, noon-4 p.m., Sierra Nevada Brewery, Mills River. Sierra Nevada will hold its new Burly Beers and Barley-wines Festival, which is open to those ages 21 and over. Tickets, which are $65 general and $30 designated driver, visit www.sierranevada.com/burlybeers. 



Tuesday, March 31

LECTURE, 7-8:30 p.m., 417 Sherrill Center, UNC Asheville. An address on “Developing, Implementing & Sustaining a Food Assistance Incentive Program for Farmers’ Markets: Lessons Learned in South Carolina” will be presented by Darcy Freedman of Case Western Reserve University. 



Saturday, April 11

LORETTA LYNN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Loretta Lynn will perform in her “Here Comes the Truth” show. For tickets, which are $41 to $259, visit www.Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000. 




Sunday, April 19

David Sedaris SHOW, 3 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. New York Times bestselling author David Sedaris will visit Asheville for an afternoon of what are billed as engaging recollections and readings. He is the author of the bestsellers “Naked,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.” Sedaris also is a regular National Public Radio contributor. For tickets, which are $33 to $50, visit www.ticketmaster.com.




Saturday, May 2

CALEB JOHNSON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Asheville’s Caleb Johnson, who won last year’s televised “American Idol” competition series, will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $42 to $64, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 




Tuesday, May 19

SPEAKER, noon-2 p.m., Crowne Plaza Expo Center, Asheville. Bestselling author, memoirist and prison reform activist Piper Kerman will give the keynote address at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Power of the Purse luncheon. In her memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” Kerman recounts the time she spent in the Danbury Corrections Facility for a drug trafficking crime committed 10 years previously. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Women’s Fund, a permanent endowmnet of the CFWNC. For tickets, which are $75, visit www.cfwnc.org. For $150, patrons will also have the opportunity to attend a pre-luncheon coffee with Kerman and the event sponsors.




Friday, May 22

BOSTON CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. The rock band Boston will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 




Saturday, May 30

JAY LENO COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Jay Leno will perform his comedy show. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 



Saturday, June 6

MERLE HAGGARD CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee. Country music star Merle Haggard will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. 



Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:56
 



 


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