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Weekend Asheville Arts & Culture Picks April 24-26

New Mountain Amphitheater Grand Opening Weekend featuring: The Black Lips, RJD2, and Snarky Puppy

You’d be hard pressed to find a better and more diverse musical lineup than this weekend’s grand opening of New Mountain’s Amphitheater, one of just a few large size outdoor concert venues in Asheville. With raucous Atlanta rockers The Black Lips opening, electronic-hiphop producer RJD2 on Saturday, and concluding with Grammy Award winning jazz-funksters Snarky Puppy. Joining them are numerous Asheville-based bands, including
38 N French Broad Ave
 (828) 785-1701

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Angela Eastman
“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.

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Southern Poetry Anthology VII: North Carolina

Friday, April 24, 2015 – 7:00pm

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
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.

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Spring Art Sale at UNC Asheville

April 24-25
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.

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 Les Femmes Mystique presents: “Secrets Travel Fast in Paris”

Friday April 24
7:00pm
Altamont Theater

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.

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Merchants of Doubt

Documentarian Robert Kenner (“Food, Inc.”) investigates the shadowy world of professional skeptics, whose services are bought and paid for by corporations, think tanks and other special interests to cast doubt and delay public and governmental action on climate change. Based on the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

 

 




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