Fallish image from who else but Zen Sutherland
Your weekend guide to BlogAsheville’s bloggy picks for weekend fun on the–sigh–first weekend of fall. Enjoy!
From Mountain Xpress: Rumor has it local Brit-pop band The Cheeksters are at work on a new album. You know what that means: new songs at their upcoming shows. Fun! Dig out your mod boots and head to Pisgah Brewery (150 East Side Dr., Black Mountain, 669-0190). 8 p.m. (note: no kids after 9 p.m.). Free.
Local favorites Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work bring their rambling alt-country and gritty roadhouse blues to the French Broad Brewery (101-D Fairview Road, Asheville, NC, 277-0222) for an early performance guaranteed to kick-start your night and leave you plenty time (and money) to catch another show. 6-8 p.m. Free.
Waiting for a chance to wear that sweet flapper dress you found at the thrift store? Here’s it is. BoBo Gallery (22 Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC, 254-3426) hosts the Red Hot Sugar Babies’ “vocal and instrumental jazz of the roaring ‘20s and ‘30s.” Screaming Js open. 9 p.m.
Aimee Mann at the Peel with Blake Hazard (of The Submarines)
Friday, September 24th
8:00 PM (7:00 PM doors)
$23.00 advance / $25.00 door
partially seated show
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
CURVE studios & garden & Cotton Mill Studios Co-Host Fall 2010 Open House Weekend & Twilight Party
Two powerhouses in Asheville’s River Arts District are joining forces to create a mini studio stroll. CURVE studios & garden and Cotton Mill Studios have chosen to hold their Fall 2010 Open House Weekends in tandem, same weekend, same street in order to provide our visitor with a very full experience of great art & fine craft.
CURVE studios & garden is humming with energy and harvesting lovely fruit from a bountiful summer of work. Already preparing for the coming holiday season, the 20 studio artists will pause to celebrate their continued success during the CURVE studios & garden Fall 2010 Open House Weekend Sept. 24-26, with a Twilight Party Friday, Sept. 24. CURVE Open house hours are 11 am-8 pm Friday and 11 am-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. The twilight party begins at 5 pm Friday and features a Mediterranean-themed feast, wine, Wedge beer and music. Throughout the weekend, CURVE studios & garden artists will offer in-studio demonstrations. Everyone is welcome.
The CURVE studios & garden Fall 2010 Open House Weekend is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the garden and visit in the studios of 20 artists including Pattiy Torno’s Extraordinary Quilts, Eclectic Clothing & Fun Fleece, Barb Butler and Karen Donde at Sutherland Handweaving Gallery & Teaching Studio, Meagan Chaney, Simone Wilson & Mimi Strang, all found in building #6. Constance Williams Gallery & Studios feature Fran Welch, Greg Vineyard, Cassie Ryalls, Lucile Stephens, Jenny Mastin, Patty Bilbro, Cynthia Wynn, Kelly Prestwood, Mystery Masiello, as well as Constance Williams’ wonderful encaustic painting in building #9. Maria Andrade Troya and her ceramic cohorts, Akira Satake, Kyle Carpenter and Linda McFarling, can be found in building #12.
The Arboretum’s Heritage Garden will house a weekend of demonstrations, plant sales and musical performances. Artists and crafters in attendance will include basket makers, broom makers, paper makers, natural dyers, weavers, jewelry makers and wood carvers.
From homesteading to health and healing, permaculture to primitive skills, gardening to green building, crafts to children’s activities – there’s something for everyone at the Organic Growers School’s fourth annual True Nature Country Fair. The event will feature nearly 50 workshops on all facets of sustainable living, plus demonstrations, exhibits, a farmer’s market, small-livestock displays, nature walks, live music and dancing, and information on community and political activism. In addition, there will be a silent auction of regional artwork, crafts, products and services; storytelling, goat-cart rides and other children’s activities; an old-time music contest; and vendors with local, organic and sustainable products and resources from throughout the Southeast. Gates open 10am-6pm each day.
11-6 Sat & Sun
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Beacon Mill Village, Alexander Plaza
The Mill Around the Village Bluegrass Festival’s purpose is to bring people together to support local businesses, demonstrate environmental responsibility, encourage an appreciation of our rich culture, draw attention to our historic Beacon Village in downtown Swannanoa, and, most importantly, enjoy the day! Past attendance has been about 1500 people as the festival continues to expand! No alcoholic beverages will be allowed. As usual, we are proud to be a “green” festival with almost complete recycling.
Winner of the acclaimed Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest, Bearfoot showcases bluegrass licks that appeal to traditionalists as well as “newgrass” audiences with pop influences.
“It’s Big Time” Circus
The It’s Big Time Circus is the brainchild of Steven L. Liebenhaut of SteveNyou Presents. Steven and a collection of local artists, performers, and business owners are volunteering their time, money and efforts to put on an amazing and entertaining circus-like show raising awareness and funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC. Come join in the fun on Sunday, September 26, 2:00 PM at the Asheville Jewish Community Center.