Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Roundup: Nov. 13-15

It's the weekend. Do YOU know where your latex bikini and matching bowler are?

BlogAsheville does.


Asheville Film Festival
various Asheville venues
Good old Mountain Xpress has a guide to the fest right here. Schedule here.
The Asheville Film Festival returns this year with a crop of short films, animation, documentaries, features and student works. That's in addition to the expected excitement of the opening and closing night films, the awards ceremony on Saturday and the free film-making workshops and talks happening all three days of the festival: from Thursday, Nov. 12, to Sunday, Nov. 15.

Individual tickets are $8 advance / $9 during festival, student tickets are $5, cinematic six pack is $39

(6 screening tickets to 6 different films, must select films at time of purchase) and Reel Deal is $65 (10 screening tickets to 10 different films selected at time of purchase). Tickets are only sold at the Pack Place Box Office or at 257-4500, not at individual venues. So get 'em early.

Venues are:

Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. 232-1536,
Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Square, 257-4530,
Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., 253-4931, and 35 Below (beneath ACT)
YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St. 252-4614.

And for those looking to expand their knowledge, take note: There's a bevy of free workshops on everything from screenwriting to Final Cut Pro. All are open to the public, and we've included the schedules.


Friday, Nov. 13
8 p.m.
$10 advance, $13 day of show
ALL OF ASHEVILLE gets a do-over at this Grey Eagle event. Bad memories BEGONE!
Music by Reigning Sound, Floating Action and DJ Rob Castillo

Asheville Green Drinks: Climate Countdown: The UN Copenhagen Climate Negotiations and You(th)
6 pm
BoBo Gallery, 22 N. Lexington Ave
Ellie Johnston gives a student's perspective on climate change policy and action in the countdown to Copenhagen. Ellie will be working with the SustainUS delegation and young people from around the world to submit policy recommendations, engage the media, speak with government delegates, and respond to negotiation developments next month at the UN Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen.


Mythos costume party and tattoo art show
tattoo show with Miss Kitty Love, burlesque, altar work, divinations, and of COURSE, hors d'ouvres.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Club Eleven (above Scandal's)


River Arts District Studio Stroll
Sat.-Sun.. 10-6
River Arts District, East West Asheville
Over 100 local artists live & in the studio. [I try to go every year and am always inspired to see so many people making art of all kinds, from book sculptures to jewelry to this year's TRULY AWESOME organic armor.]
One of Asheville's coolest and most creative events is doing some fabulous new stuff:
Trolley tours
Jonas Gerard paints live
Photo contest

More info about the stroll here.

Organic armor is ONLY for badasses. Let's all buy some!

Photo by Bill Rhodes of Bill Rhodes Photography

Hope for Agoldensummer
with Kovacs & the Polar Bear
Sunday, Nov. 15. 8 p.m. $5
Phil Mechanic Building's Flood Gallery
From Mtn. X:
No, that's not a typo. Athens, Ga.-based indie-experimental band Hope for Agoldensummer does things their own way, from uncommon name spellings to unusual instrumentation (bowed guitar, singing saw, cookie tin banjo, slide whistle) to wistfully gorgeous lyrics (listen to "Malt Liquor" and just try not to melt). Fronted by sisters Claire (she of the rich, low vocals) and Page (she of the sweet high harmonies) Campbell, the band's current lineup is a quartet.


That's all for now. Love and latex,



Jennifer Saylor said...

Shoot, forgot a big one.

Nanci Griffith plays the Thomas Wolfe on Sat.

Part of Blue Ridge Parkway 75th anniv

Jennifer Saylor said...

This just in: studio stroll brewery tours!

Edgy Mama said...

Nice job, Jen. Thanks for these round-ups. Reminds me how much I'm missing.

And I want one of those armored bikini tops.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for posting our Organic Armor pics! The top one BTW was taken by local photog Bill Rhodes.

Jennifer Saylor said...

Hey Jennifer, you're so welcome. Thanks for the photo credit, Bill rocks.