Friday, October 09, 2009

Oct. 9-11 Weekend Roundup

Fall's here. Spooky decor appears in malls and bars, and maybe you've heard Blogapalooza is back with a new name, new award categories and a new venue?

More on that later... For now, mark your calendars for Friday Oct. 30 at the Pump Gallery in the River District. Pick out your costume (encouraged, not required) and vote here for Best Blog, Blogger You'd Most Like to See Nakies, and our NEW Twitter categories, too!

So what's going on this weekend, Asheville?

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College: An International Conference
October 9-11

From the website: The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to influence contemporary culture in multiple realms. This conference aims to investigate its history as well as the multiple paths of influence, actual and possible, identifiable in the contemporary world and beyond.

All presentations except the Friday night reception and the Sunday afternoon Black Mountain College original campus tour take place at UNC Asheville.

Admission: $10 per day or $15 for the weekend
UNCA faculty, staff + students free

Complete schedule here.

Blue Ridge Pride Festival

Free festival near downtown at Martin Luther King Park

Saturday Oct. 10, 12- 8 p.m.

Info from Mountain X: "a day-long festival set for Saturday, Oct. 10, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in downtown Asheville. It will feature a variety of vendors, food, drink, local bands, the Asheville gay men's choir and, yes, even a few female impersonators. Add a beauty pageant and an interfaith worship service, which were held last weekend as a lead-up to the big event, and event organizers say they've put together a showcase that embraces both the gay community and the larger Asheville community."

Saturday Oct. 10
Wall St.
1-5 p.m.
Ticketed event, $25
beer, German food, music

Fiesta Latina
Saturday, Oct. 10
Fletcher, NC @ the Ag Center
Iinfo via Mountain Xpress: "a celebration of Latin American culture in Western North Carolina. Featuring performances from Flamenco jazz outfit Cabo Verde (3:15 to 4 p.m.), Cuban ensemble Ahora Si (4:30 to 5:15 p.m.), Sin Fronteras traditional Mexican dance (5:45 to 6 p.m.) and spicy-hot salsa orchestra Nuevo Montuno (7 to 8 p.m.). There will be plenty of Latin food, and niƱoville for the kids. Fiesta Latina runs from noon to 8 p.m. at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher."

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