Friday, November 06, 2009

Nov 6-8 Weekend Roundup!

Photo by Zen, of course

New comedy club, pancake brunches and kids' movies worth seeing...


Funny Business comedy club opens Friday/Saturday with shows at 8 and 10:30 both nights. Tix are $14. Here's Lachlan Patterson, who's on the mic both nights, on YouTube.


The Songs: A Broadway Musical Revue
Asheville Arts Center
Nov. 5-15
Reservations: 828.253.4000
“The Songs: An Asheville Arts Center Cabaret” is a musical revue combining some of the best musical theatre songs from the Broadway (and off-Broadway) stage. With a cast of 29, the show consists of such classics as “There’s No Business Like Show Business” from Annie Get Your Gun, “Brotherhood of Man” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line and several more full cast numbers. There are also several newer songs from the stage, including “King of the World” from Songs for a New World, “Why, God, Why?” from Miss Saigon and “What Ever Happened To My Part?” from Spamalot. On Fridays and Saturday nights, a “friskier” 3rd act will be performed later in the evening. This show is a benefit to the community theatre at Asheville Arts Center, to enable us to continue providing quality theatre to the WNC community.


Blind Pilot with Low Anthem at Alumni Hall in Highsmith Union, UNCA

Friday, 9 p.m.
This site says the show is cancelled (or did just Low Anthem cancel?) , but Underdog Productions posters just say a time change... This is a free student show, so dress young and don't tell anyone we sent you. Reach UP at 828-251-6244.

More about Blind Pilot on a great music blog. Here they are on Greensboro music blog monkeywhale.


Buncombe Turnpike

Great local bluegrass band.
White Horse Black Mountain
Friday, 8-12
doors 6 p.m.

MySpace site here


The Asheville International Children's Film Festival

A weekend of noncommerical cool kids' movies from all over the world. Great Mtn X article here.

Schedule (also from Mtn X) below:

All weekend films will be shown at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company (675 Merrimon Ave.)

• Opening gala on Friday, Nov. 6, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Celebration at the Manor Inn, 265 Charlotte St., featuring hors d'oeuvres from Laurey's Catering and Gourmet To Go, Tomato Jam Cafe, Roots Cafe, Wild Indigo Catering, Posana and Short Street Cakes. Featuring a showing of select short films, music from guitarist John Cook, caricatures from artist Brent Brown and a marionette performance from Madison J. Cripps. Tickets are $50, available at 800-838-3006.

• Saturday, Nov. 7
10 a.m. "Rise and Shine!"
noon "Witaj Polsko! Three Decades of Animation from Poland"
2 p.m. "Game Changers: Films About Growing Up"
4 p.m. The Red Jacket

• Family costume pancake breakfast bash and parade, Saturday, Nov. 7, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
All-you-can-eat pancake and bacon breakfast includes admission to the first screening and entertainment. Meet in the Savoy parking lot on Merrimon Avenue, park at Asheville Pizza & Brewing. After the breakfast, join the parade to AP&B.Tickets benefit Arts for Life.

• Sunday, Nov. 8
10 a.m. "Gutsy Guinea Pigs, Sweet Spiders and Sleepy Gorillas"
noon "Living Large: Folktales to Remember"
2 p.m. "Gentle Planet"
4 p.m. Gettin' Grown


White Horse First Birthday & WNCW Benefit Bash
White Horse Black Mountain
Saturday, 8-12
From Mtn X:
The White Horse First Birthday & WNCW Benefit Bash features music from members of Sons of Ralph, members of stephaniesid, Every Mother's Dream, local fixtures/shining songsters Kellin Watson and Zach Blew, Americana artist Taylor Martin, Black Mountain's finest Jimmy Landry, blues maven Peggy Ratusz, percussionist extraordinaire River Guerguerian, bluesman Levi Douglas and lots more — including Hinkle and Hughes themselves. Check for more details and complete show lineup.


What's HAPPENING: the MAP and BMCM+AC do it again!
Kicking off Saturday Nights at Black Mountain College: Part II
Saturday, November 7
Phil Mechanic Studios @ 109 Roberts St.

Back by popular demand! The MAP and The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will sponsor WHAT’S HAPPENING?!, a fundraiser dance party in the heart of the River Arts District of Asheville. This exciting event will raise money for the Museum’s “Living Legacy: Living Artists of Black Mountain College” exhibition series, and is part two of the official kick-off celebration to announce an exciting new series of Saturday Night Events at the original dining hall of the Black Mountain College.

Cover: $7 members, $10 for general public

More here:

Pancake Brunch at Laureys'
Benefit brunch for the Thome family
Sunday 9-1 at Laurey's Catering at 67 Biltmore
coffee, pancakes and juice for a great cause, $10

More about Henry and his family's benefit events here.


That's it, see you at Laurey's at 10:30!

1 comment:

AM said...

Weaverville Art Safari is this weekend too.

Friday, 11/6
Preview Party at Reems Creek Golf Club. Meet the artists and participate in a silent auction. Snacks are provided and a cash bar will be available. Tickets $10 at the door.

Saturday, 11/7 and Sunday, 11/8
Tour the artists' studios from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Studios are scattered throughout Weaverville, Barnardsville, and Reems Creek.

Guide maps and more info at