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Al Petteway and Amy White: August 10, 3 p.m., Flat Rock Cinema at Singleton Center, 2700 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. $ 15. 697-2463 or

Paloma Devi “A full moon night of devotional music”: August 10, 7 p.m., Altamont Theater, 18 Church Street, Asheville. $ 25.

North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival: August 14-16, Tom Johnson Rally Park and Camping Center, 1885 US 70 W., Marion. Stage open every day from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring lawn chairs (no high back chairs). No alcoholic beverages allowed in the concert area. $ 35. Three-day pass $ 85. 6-13 years old $ 15 or $ 45 over three days. or 800-225-7802.

Dailey & Vincent: August 15, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. $ 20 and $ 25. 866-273-4615 or

The Kruger Brothers: August 17, 4 p.m., Champion Hills Community & Private Club, 1 Hagen Drive, Hendersonville. The Bluegrass trio help raise funds for The Free Clinics. Followed by a light buffet dinner. $ 100. To purchase a ticket, send a check to The Free Clinics, 841 Case St., Hendersonville, NC 28792 or call 697-8422. Tickets will not be available during the event.

“A toast with mugs”: August 24, 4 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Ave., Asheville. Sopranos Amanda Horton and Allyson MacCauley, baritone David Fields and tenor Andrew Hiler. AmiciMusic’s artistic director, Daniel Weiser, will accompany on the piano. The concert highlights Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest composers. All seats reserved. Call 252-8660 for tickets. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts included.

The Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series: August 28, 1841 Café, 117 Main Street, Lenoir. Accept artist registrations to be part of the inaugural series. Every four Thursdays until October. Each event included four NC artists performing their own compilations. Final on The Square on November 8. All artists invited to perform at the final. Entry $ 5. Buffet $ 10. or 729-5959.


Song O’Sky Choir: 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Calvary Baptist Church, 531 Haywood Road, Asheville. Song O ‘Sky Chorus invites women who love to sing and would like to learn the craft of a cappella harmony to attend a rehearsal. Contact Wendy Bell at 866-824-9547 or visit

Christian, Gospel

PubSing: August 10, 6-8 p.m., French Broad Brewery, 101 Fairview Road, Asheville. A gathering to sing old-fashioned gospel and inspiring Americana music. To free. Contact Monty Wooten at 254-1114 or [email protected]

The Whisnants & The Old Paths: August 29, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. $ 15. 866-273-4615 or

Classical, Choral

Pianoforte with Alexander Schwarzkopf: August 17, 3 pm, Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. In the upstairs gallery of the east wing, where a wall drawing by famous artist Sol LeWitt has been installed. $ 6 for museum members, $ 6 plus admission to the museum of $ 8 for non-members. or 253-3227.

Film screenings

“Sing in the rain”: August 13, 3 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. 1952 film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse and Rita Moreno. To free. 250-4700.

“Cul de Sac: a story of suburban war”: August 19, 8 p.m., BeBe Theater, 20 Commerce St., Asheville. In 1995, Shawn Nelson, a plumber from Clairemont, Calif., Came out of a mine shaft he had dug under his garden in search of gold. A former soldier and methamphetamine addict, he stole a tank from a nearby National Guard armory and rampaged through his neighborhood, until cops shot him down. “Cul de Sac” connects Nelson’s life to the larger story of a declining working class community. Suggested donation of $ 5 (but no one refused).

Film “Meet Me in St. Louis”: August 20, 3 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. 1944 film starring Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Tom Drake. To free. 250-4717.

Comedy Greats of the Silent Screen: August 21, 6 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. Local film historian Chip Kaufmann will present three short films featuring some of the most well-known comedians of the silent movie era. To free. 250-4700.

Film “Gypsy”: August 27, 3 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. 1962 film starring Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood. To free. 250-4717.

Free concerts

Shindig on the green: August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7 p.m., Pack Square Park, 121 College St., Asheville. Mountain music and dance.

A social function: August 15, 7 p.m., Lake Tomahawk Park, 401 S. Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. Top 40 and dance group. 669-8610.

Friday Night Live at Elaine’s Piano Bar: 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays, The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, 290 Macon Ave, Asheville. Elaine’s Piano Bar Duel.

Solar driven train: August 21, 5 p.m., downtown Hendersonville. Part of the Rhythm & Brews Summer Concert Series. Blue Dogs September 18th.

Duo of Bob Sinclair and the Lazy Birds: Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Rogers Park, 55 W. Howard St., Tryon. 859-6655.

RiverMusic Free Summer Concert Series: August 29, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza, 144 Riverside Drive, Asheville. Music by Artimus Pyle Band, Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats. Facilities for locking bicycles. Also a paddle option. Beer and food trucks. 252-8474 or

176 and Antibodies: Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Rogers Park, 55 W. Howard St., Tryon. Free but donations accepted. 859-6655.

Magic, illusion

Masters of illusion: August 23, 7:30 p.m., Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Family event. Great illusions, levitating women, appearances and disappearances, escapes, magical comedy, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers. Guests under the age of 21 are limited to casino level 2. $ 20 to $ 45. or 800-745-3000.

Magic show “Magic, Mirth & Meaning”: August 23, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St., Asheville. Fundraising for The Vanishing Wheelchair. Storytellers, singers, magicians and jugglers. Free with donations appreciated. 391-6965 or 866-407-9463.

Puppets, tales

“Stories with a touch of fate”: August 21, 7:15 p.m., Reuter Center-Mannheimer room at UNC-Asheville, 1 University Heights. Performance by Michael Jeffry Stevens. Sponsored by Stories on the Asheville Porch. $ 5. Contact Sarah Larson at 450-5462 or [email protected]

From staff reports


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