This Weekend in Asheville! (August 19-21)

August 19-21st

Asheville invites you
Discover art, history
Local brews and food!
Asheville’s pulse reverberates with the arts. Art is not stagnate in Asheville, it’s performed, appreciated, experienced! Here is a sampling of what may await you if you choose to visit August 19-21st
Downtown after 5 free concert series featuring Miami-based funk/gospel sacred steel collective The Lee Boys with Lubriphonic, a funk and soul band from Chicago. This outdoor party, just a short stroll from the Hotel Indigo, is sure to delight!
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Honky Tonk Angels

A delightful country musical! By Ted Swindley August 5 – 21, 2011 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Meet three women from three very different backgrounds who meet by chance on the bus to Nashville. This funny country musical will delight with thirty country classics – Stand By Your Man, Coal Miner’s Daughter, 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You, Amazing Grace and I’ll Fly Away. You will love the Honky Tonk Angels.


The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre is presenting its 58th World Premiere play Vance, by local

playwright David Hopes on August 18-28. This is the latest play in the theatre’s Heritage Series of plays focusing on Appalachian history and culture and the final production of the 2011 season. SA RT commissioned playwright and UNCA faculty member David Hopes to craft a play about North Carolina’s Civil War Governor, Zebulon Vance. Hopes weaves a story of ambition and staunch loyalty in Vance. He allows the audience to look through the eyes of Vance’s wife, Hattie, and his maid, Venus, revealing both controversy and human complexity. Through his struggles as a confederate military officer and his rise to the U.S. Senate, Vance shows the audience a leader who was challenged, flawed and very human

THE LAST LAUGH: A Comedian’s Tragedy

One outrageously gay, pot-smoking leader of a great comic theatre troupe. One drug-addled, syphilitic poet from the 19th century. And the mysterious patron who brought them together… The Last Laugh, A Comedian’s Tragedy, written by Steven Samuels (author of When Jekyll Met Hyde), directed by Lucia Del Vecchio (author of The Family Tree), and produced by Chall Gray.


The Mousetrap at Flat Rock Playhouse
By: Agatha Christie
A snowstorm. Eight stranded. A murderer among them. No one is above suspicion.
Millions have been delighted by the longest-running show of the modern era. Prepare to be fooled by Agatha Christie, the “Queen of Crime” herself. Just don’t reveal her famously kept secret ending.


Robin Hoo

d: The Legend of Sherwood

by Jeff Douglas Messer and Robert Akers

Sw eping adventure, diabolical villainy, and breathtaking daring and courage, this fast-paced swashbuckler will pro ide non-stop theatrical thrills in this one-of-a-kind production that recounts that exploits of the legendary “outlaw” who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.

Jonas Gerard
~ An abstract artist who has commissioned works all over the world will splash paint on canvas and truly inspire the artist in you! He paints live every Saturday in the River Arts District.
River Arts District

~ The French Broad River flows peacefully past a community of artist who are locally and nationally known. Our privilege lies in watching them create beauty from an extreme variety of mediums. Don’t miss this while you’re in Asheville… You may meet the next Claude Monet!

Troy & Sons Shinefest

Troy & Sons Distillery presents this roots-heavy festival. Nashville singer Matt Stillwell headlines. Enjoy a battle of the bands competition going on to determine 2 opening bands for Saturday’s show. Its called Rise And Shine. Shinefest will benefit Matt Stillwell’s foundation which helps with ALS, Chrons & Diabetes. Taking place at Fontana Village… a nice music festival day trip from Asheville!


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