Sunday Mar 18 @ 1:00 PM
Storyboarding 101 Workshop
Asheville School of Film – Are storyboards useful and necessary? The short answer is YES! But there is more to creating them than drawing a nice picture. Learn the essentials of creating effective storyboards, including perspective and realistic camera angles. Join Brad Hoover for an intensive workshop of Storyboarding, on March 18th, 2018, 1-6 pm. Storyboarding is underestimated and underutilized, but is essential in many ways. First, it allows pre-visualization of the movie before production, allowing for clarity and unification of actors, crew and investors. Second (and most importantly), storyboards are key in determining whether shots are dynamic, edits will flow, and screen direction and eyelines are correct. On the set, storyboards save valuable time setting up shots as they provide an easy to follow diagram for camera and actor placement. The common misconception about storyboards is that you have to be an artist to create them. This is not the case! In this class you will learn and PRACTICE a few simple rules of perspective and framing that will allow you to create storyboards to make your shots more dynamic, aesthetic, and masterful. Cost is $55 ($44 for ALUMNI). Contact us for more details, or register online!
    Sunday Mar 18 @ 3:00 PM
Ozomatli presents Ozokidz w/ special guest David Kwizera
The Orange Peel – Ozomatli presents Ozokidz Featuring special guest David Kwizera, LEAF International Rwanda Intore Culture Keeper, featuring LEAF Schools & Streets youth Show: 3pm Doors: 2:30pm $10 All Ages Tickets & Info: Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz is a special family friendly set geared towards performing for children as well as adults.
    Sunday Mar 18 @ 8:00 PM
Hannah Kaminer's "Heavy Magnolias" Album Release Show at The Grey Eagle w/ Doss Church
The Grey Eagle – Help us celebrate the release of Hannah Kaminer's sophomore album, "Heavy Magnolias!" This show will feature Hannah with her full band, the Heartbreak Highlight Reel + a few special guests. Hannah Kaminer: Hannah Kaminer is a folk/Americana artist based in Asheville, NC. Raised in small towns in western North Carolina, she fuses melodic echoes of Appalachian traditions with wistful, Americana-style songwriting. Her yearning voice and silvery melodies are a haunting pairing with gutwrenching lyrics about loss, love, and home. Instagram: @hannahkaminer Hear some tunes: Watch a video: PREORDER THE ALBUM HERE: “I was instantly drawn into the warmth and purity of Hannah’s music. Her songwriting lacks pretension. It is easy to hear the truth in it. Her voice is totally her own, there are no forced notes or false twang. The world needs more of this. ” -- Amanda Anne Platt, The Honeycutters Doss Church: Doss Church is a singer/songwriter living in Asheville, NC who’s earliest musical memories are of listening to his parent’s vinyl records- the Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” and Stevie Wonder's “Songs In The Key of Life”- when he was barely old enough to read the album covers. Those influences are still very much alive in Doss's music today, along with Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Neil Finn, and more. Whether playing solo or with his band, Doss uses his Gibson J-45 acoustic and exceptional vocals to translate energy and emotion into a percussive style that will draw you in and make you want to move.
    Sunday Mar 18 - Mar 19 @ 8:00 PM
Ozomatli plus The Get Right Band
Ozomatli – Ozomatli plus The Get Right Band Show: 8pm Doors: 7pm $20 advance $25 day of show All Ages Tickets & Info: Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli’s success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The “Dioses del Baile,” or “Gods of Dance,” have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows touring today. They continue to harness their musical instincts by conceiving new concepts and forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing. The latest recording is an album of classic Mexican hits reimagined with a reggae feel. Titled Non-Stop: Los Angeles ? Mexico ? Kingston, it pays homage to the band’s Latin roots, allowing them to personalize songs that defined their youth and in turn, become part of Latin and Pop music lore. Produced by drum & bass reggae legends, Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, No Doubt) and featuring various high profile guest vocalists, the album recreates the magic of classic Latin hits with a reggae dancehall vibe that only Ozomatli could make feel as natural as waves rolling in the Caribbean sands. The album was born from the group’s desire to pay tribute to the Mexican styles that influenced their youth. Originally conceived as a tribute to mariachi and Norteño, the band decided to expand the concept and include old and new artists and cover more eras all under the umbrella of reggae. Pairing reggae dancehall instrumentals with the already eclectic variety of Mexican music spoke to the band’s desire to do something uniquely authentic for its 20th anniversary. The album includes classic Mexican songs such as “Sabor a Mi” and “Besame Mucho,” but also songs by contemporary Mexican acts like Cafe Tacuba and Mana, Mexican-American greats like Selena, and classic legends like Santana. Ozomatli has always brought people and cultures together with their music and that is exactly what this album embodies, merging Jamaican influences with Mexican roots to lend an original Ozo sound to songs we all know. Prior to paying respects to the classic Latin catalogue, Ozomatli was creating its own repertoire adored by fans and critics alike. The band catapulted to the top of the live music scene with its first eponymously titled album. The impact of the then 10-piece band’s album was felt throughout the music world, and earned them the opportunity to open for Carlos Santana on his Supernatural tour. Following the success of its first album and touring with Santana and Mana, Ozomatli released its sophomore album, Embrace the Chaos, which garnered a Grammy award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. The follow up album, Street Signs, won both the same award and the Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2005. Ozomatli takes firm stances on various social justice issues. Their work focuses on giving voice to Latino culture, opportunity to children, fighting for workers’ rights, and promoting global unity and peace amongst people, cultures and nations. Ozomatli were named Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department in 2006, was the first musical group to speak at the TED Conference in San Francisco, and performed for President and First Lady Obama at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 32nd Annual Award Gala. In addition to politics and social issues, Ozomatli emphasizes the importance of family and children. Ozomatli has strived to make music to be shared through the generations and have even recorded music specifically targeted towards children and families. Their 2012 release, Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz, features all original children’s music that captures the innovation and liveliness that Ozo fans have become accustomed to, while educating children on the values of nature and knowledge. The band continues to perform the album at special OzoKidz concerts, where parents and children alike dance and play along on OzoKidz kazoos. With Non-Stop, Ozomatli continues creating music for entire families and communities. By recreating these classic Latin songs, Ozo redefines their meaning and reimagines their beauty for generations to come. As Ozomatli percussionist and MC, Justin Poree, puts it, “Anyone who is eight or 80 will recognize “Sabor a Mi” or “Besame Mucho.” These rhythmically and melodically rich songs bridge the generational gap, captivate all who listen, and beautifully mesh a variety of rich cultures.
    Monday Mar 19 @ 4:00 PM
Cougar Band Blast Off!
Asheville City Schools – This is the day that all current 5th grade students interested in middle school band need to come to the AMS bandroom to select an instrument. Students will get to try the flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and/or percussion. Band directors will help each student decide on the instrument that is best suited for each child.
    Monday Mar 19 @ 5:30 PM
Musicians in the Round
Catawba Brewing Co - South Slope Tasting Room & Brewery – Curated open mic night featuring some of Asheville's finest pickers and crooners.
    Tuesday Mar 20 @ 6:00 AM
Dine To Be Kind 2018!
Asheville Humane Society – ALL DAY EVENT! The 15th Annual Dine To Be Kind 2018!, presented by Prestige Subaru, is Tuesday, March 20th! Dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or drinks (takeout included!) and 15 - 25% of your bill will be donated to the animals of Asheville Humane Society! A huge thank you to these incredibly generous restaurants for partnering with us for this amazing cause, to help our community's pets in need. ** PREMIER RESTAURANTS - Donating 25% of Proceeds: ** Ambrozia Bar & Bistro Avenue M (Participating Wednesday, March 21) Baked Pie Company (both locations) Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar Blue Sky Cafe Crêperie & Cafe Copper Crown Cucina 24 Glass Onion The Grey Eagle Taqueria Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar and Grill Native Kitchen and Social Pub Posana Roux Smoky Park Supper Club Sunny Point Café Urban Burrito Wicked Weed Brewing The Wine and Oyster PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS - Donating 15% of Proceeds: 12 Bones Smokehouse (both locations) 828 Family Pizzeria (both locations) Admiral Aloft - WXYZ Bar & Re:Fuel Another Broken Egg Café Apollo Flame Bistro (both locations) Bier Garden Biscuit Head (both locations) The BLOCK off biltmore Blue Dream Curry House Buxton Hall Barbecue Calypso The Cantina at Biltmore Carmel's Kitchen and Bar Chai Pani Charlotte Street Grill & Pub Chestnut Chiesa City Bakery Corner Kitchen Fig Bistro Gan Shan Station (both locations) Green Sage Cafe (Westgate) The Hop Ice Cream Café (both locations) IHOP (all local locations) Ivory Road Café and Kitchen Jack of the Wood The Joint Next Door Laughing Seed Cafe (Open on Tuesday for Event) The Local Joint Limones The Malvern Mayfel's (Participating Monday, March 19th) Mellow Mushroom Nine Mile (both locations) Pizza Mind Plant The Social Lounge Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro Strada Italian Kitchen Twisted Laurel (all locations) Urban Orchard Cider Co. Veranda Café Village Wayside Bar and Grill Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian Well-Bred Bakery & Café (both locations) White Duck Taco Shop (downtown & River Arts) White Labs Kitchen & Tap Other Participating Restaurants Arby's Bojangles (Merrimon Ave. location) Chick-fil-A (Tunnel Road Drive Thru) Farm Burger (both locations) ___________________________________ Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Presenting - $10,000 Prestige Subaru Best in Show - $5,000 iHeart Media REACH Symmetry Financial Group Top Dog - $2,500 Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery WNC Magazine Doggone Purrfect - $1,000 Alan's Jewelry & Pawn Charlotte Street Animal Hospital Haw Creek Animal Hospital Meridian Animal Hospital Cat's Pajamas - $500 Asheville Dental Happy Tails Country Club Sensibilities Day Spa Advantage Printing
    Tuesday Mar 20 - Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM
Class: The Craft of Abstraction
Asheville Art Museum – CLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS The Museum offers behind-the-scenes classes and hands-on workshops for adults. Classes, designed for anyone interested in learning more about specific topics, explore art and the art world. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in special exhibitions and the Museum’s collection. The Craft of Abstraction and the Abstract Power of Realism MARCH 20, 27, APRIL 3, 10, 17 + 24 — Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Cost: $220 Museum Members, $240 non-members (includes some materials) This painting and mixed-media class explores the “craft” of painting as it applies to abstract (non-objective or non-representational) imagery, as well as to the abstract qualities that also enhance the power of representational approaches. Students explore color and composition on canvas, paper, assemblage, and found-object formats. Weekly classes include slide talks examining the merging of fine-art and craft; visits to the Crafting Abstraction exhibition in the Gallery On the Slope; work sessions; and individual discussions with the instructor. Instructor Glenn Hirsch holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before relocating to Asheville, he taught for 23 years at UC Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Art Studio program, John F. Kennedy University’s Arts and Consciousness program, and the San Francisco Art Institute’s Public Education program. He has exhibited widely at public and private galleries in the US. Space is limited; register by March 13. To register online, visit; for more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122. Planned in conjunction with Crafting Abstraction.
    Tuesday Mar 20 @ 8:00 PM
Flying Buffaloes at The Grey Eagle
The Grey Eagle – Flying Buffaloes at The Grey Eagle
    Tuesday Mar 20 @ 8:00 PM
Innovation in Climate Resilience: Ideas, Strategies, Examples
Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville – Join Kif Scheuer, Climate and Energy Program Director at the Local Government Commission for a dialogue about climate resilience and business engagement. Exploring findings, examples, and approaches from work across California, Kif will engage participants in a discussion about where we are with respect to climate impacts, and how we can improve responses at the public, private, and community level. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at the ticket link. Doors open at 7:30. Dr. Scheuer will present a similar, yet slightly different talk at The Collider's ClimateCon earlier in the day that also explores business-related engagement.
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 10:30 AM
Storytime & Art
Asheville Art Museum – STORYTIME & ART Our programs for preschool and school-age students are back at a library near you! Storytime & Art is for preschool aged students accompanied by an adult. Come join in the fun with stories and songs, then make a hands-on art project just for the little ones! MARCH 21 — Third Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at Enka-Candler Library (1404 Sand Hill Road, Candler 28715)
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 5:00 PM
Experience Music Showcase: Youth Rock Bands | Asheville Music Hall
Asheville Music Hall – 5PM-8:30PM ALL AGES $5 Suggested Donation Experience Music takes over Asheville Music Hall in downtown Asheville, NC with a multi-band concert. The youth-centric music studio's bands perform on Wednesday March 21 from 6pm-8pm. Bands include: Electric Violets , Over the Edge, Adella's Universe, the Shocks, the Mustaches, Uncle Kurtis Learn more about Experience Music here: Experience Music is a youth-centric music studio in Asheville who link together like minded, aspiring young musicians. The next generation of Asheville musicians write their own music and learn to perform songs from their favorite bands.. The band’s shows are everything rock and roll should be, eye opening, jaw dropping, pure and always FUN!
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM
UN World Water Day Celebration - Benefit for SAFE Water Now!
The Grey Eagle – SAFE Water Now is very excited to announce we will be celebrating the United Nation's World Water Day on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at The Grey Eagle in Asheville NC! This event is a fundraiser for SAFE Water Now, a non profit organization based in Asheville, seeking to provide clean water filtration systems for villages in Tanzania. Every $1 raised provides clean drinking water for one person for a year. C'mon Asheville, lets get together and help as many people as possible!! We are honored to have Dorsey Parker's Big Benefit Band headlining our event! The Big Benefit Band features some of Asheville's most amazing musicians, including: Dorsey Parker, Laura Blackley, Ian Harrod, Ian Reardon, Pam Williams, Jaime Dose, Vinnie Corda, Dave Baker, Derek Ross, Keith Held, Gabe Rohmann and more TBA. All musicians will be donating their time and their talent to help raise money to save lives! We will have a memorable night of live local music and dancing, while learning about and supporting SAFE Water Now and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 100% of proceeds to Safe Water Now will go to helping provide safe drinking water to those in need! To learn more, please go to SAFE Water Now is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation, become a sponsor or donate your time, please do not hesitate to contact us! Thanks in advance!!
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 7:30 PM
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Catawba Brewing Co - South Slope Tasting Room & Brewery – Do you have a bunch of useless facts stored in the back of your head? Do you like the occasional beer on a week day? Well... Trivia on Wednesday nights at Catawba Brewing might've just become your new weekly tradition. Come join us and Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes at 7:30!
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 9:00 PM
Billy Litz (Multi-Instrumentalist)
One World Brewing – Billy Litz is a multi-instrumentalist and singer with a lust for song-writing; a popular Americana solo and duo artist (Billy Litz & Casey James) where true gritty ballads with whining harmonica meet blasting trumpet and thumping piano keys. His music is honest, raw, soulful and truly unforgettable. He is the singer in southern-soul band Hustle Souls. Check him out:
    Thursday Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM
Choosing Equity: Promoting Equity Today
Asheville City Schools – Promoting Equity Today is part three in "Choosing Equity," ACSF's four part community series on integration, inclusion, and equity in our schools. Join us on Mar. 22 at 6:00 PM at Vance Elementary School for a community conversation about promoting racial equity in Asheville City Schools. Food and childcare will be provided.
    Thursday Mar 22 - Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM
Benefit to Elect Tay w Free Dead Crew!
Asheville Music Hall – Join Asheville Local Talent to help Taylon Breeden get elected! 2018 is the time for new leadership, and we are thrilled to support a bold candidate whose ready to play a role in shaping progressive policies. Taylon is a compassionate farmer who helped pass the most ambitious renewable energy policy in North Carolina. You may know her from her advocacy for the Hemp Pilot Program, fighting against Racial Gerrymandering, Rallying for Net Neutrality, or raising funds for the Leicester Community Center. We are raising funds for her campaign at Asheville Music Hall and I hope you will come and show your support.
    Thursday Mar 22 @ 8:00 PM
Front Country at The Grey Eagle w/ Circus No 9
The Grey Eagle – Front Country at The Grey Eagle
    Thursday Mar 22 - Mar 23 @ 9:00 PM
Emilele at One World Brewing (Singer, Songwriter)
One World Brewing – Emilele is a solo ukulele player and singer songwriter from the Heart of Illinois. Her music is powerful and timeless with emotion evoking originals and covers that range from current indie and pop to oldies and classic blues. From the soaring high notes to the low sultry base, and everything in between, Emilele creates a memorable experience with her unmatched soul and energy.
    Friday Mar 23 @ 12:00 PM
Art Break: Conservation & Care of Works on Paper
Asheville Art Museum – ART BREAKS Selected Fridays, 12:00 p.m. Free Unless otherwise noted, meet at Asheville Art Museum On the Slope (175 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville 28801) Drop in to one of our lunchtime Art Breaks! These informal gallery talks and presentations both inform and engage you in dialogue with our curatorial and education staff, docents, or special guests. MARCH 23 Conservation & Care of Works on Paper Kesha Talbert, conservator Prints, photographs, watercolors, and drawings are among the most collected artworks – and the most fragile! Join conservator Kesha Talbert for a lunchtime workshop on best practices for storage, display, and handling of works on paper.