Weekend Asheville Arts & Culture Picks April 24-26
New Mountain Amphitheater Grand Opening Weekend featuring: The Black Lips, RJD2, and Snarky Puppy
“Tension : Attention”
Grove Arcade thru May 2
The Tension : Attention series explores the combination of hard and soft, industrial and domestic, solid forms and delicate linework. These pieces reference gateways and bridges, and stem from a conceptual exploration of structure and physical tension as metaphor for vulnerability, honesty, and trust.
Southern Poetry Anthology VII: North Carolina
Friday, April 24, 2015 – 7:00pm
55 Haywood Street
The Southern Poetry Anthology celebrates established and emerging poets of the American South, with its seventh volume focusing on North Carolina’s talented crop of writers including Robert Morgan and Kathryn Stripling Byer, Al Maginnes and Cathy Smith Bowers, Thomas Rain Crowe and Michael McFee, as well as many new voices. Indeed, the variegation of the Tar Heel State’s landscapes, as well as its rich history, is reflected through the myriad voices of its contemporary verse.
Hosted by William Wright, contributors Hannah Bonner, Keith Flynn, Luke Hankins, Katherine Soniat, and Matthew Wimberley will also read.
Spring Art Sale at UNC Asheville
S. Tucker Cooke Gallery
UNC Asheville’s Department of Art and Art History will hold its annual Spring Art Sale from 4–7 p.m. on Friday, April 24, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall on campus. The sale is open to the public.
A wide variety of functional and decorative pottery, drawings, prints, paintings, photography, glass and sculpture crafted by UNC Asheville students will be on sale with pieces beginning at $5. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Department of Art and Art History.
Les Femmes Mystique presents: “Secrets Travel Fast in Paris”
Friday April 24
It’s time to escape those winter blues and welcome the first moments of Spring. But instead of saying hello to Asheville Spring in 2015, you’ll be whisked to 1920s Parisian Spring, the hotbed of culture, art, music, and of course – dance. Twinkling lights, champagne-filled glasses, and Parisian backdrops accompany a flapper-inspired jazzy performance by Les Filles Charme, a French-farce by Les Femmes Mystique, a fusion performance of Jazzy Showgirl and Indian Bhangra, along with a surprise flash-mob style set.
Merchants of Doubt