Thursday, June 28, 2007

    Laugh Your Asheville Off!

    The First Annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival is on July 19th and 20th at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, NC.

    This stand-up comedy festival brings some of the most talented comedians in America right here to Asheville to make your belly swell with laughter with two nights of innovative and creative humor.

    Festival headliner Todd Barry has been on Sex and the City, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Comedy Central Presents: Todd Barry (go figure).

    The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival is the brainchild of chef/writer/comedian/Ashevillean Greg Brown.

    I hope they see a lot of success with the comedy fest. Go to website for ticket information, etc.


    Waiting On An iPhone

    According to the Fnokd website, these guys are first in line for an iPhone. First guy is Greg Mayer from Charlotte Street Computers waiting at a Cingular/AT&T store.


    Wednesday, June 27, 2007

    Asheville Stonewall Rally!

    Sunday July 1st!

    Come commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the contemporary queer movement with us this Sunday at Pritchard Park! June 29th, 1969 gays, lesbians, drag queens, transgenders, and queers of all kinds rioted in the streets for 3 days after a routine raid of the Stonewall Inn, NYC. This resistance was the first of it's kind in the US queer movement and we remember those who fought by celebrating every year in Asheville!

    Pritchard Park, Downtown Asheville
    2:00 Rally
    3:00 Parade
    4:00 Ice Cream
    Come dressed wonderfully, bring signs, instruments, bikes, families, friends, allies, etc... be prepared for one hell of a celebration!

    After Party, Jolie Rouge
    w/ Anaturale, Robo Sapien, and Trouble, Trouble, Trouble
    And of course, Tranzmission Drag Troupe
    $3-5 to cover event costs

    Tell your friends, come support Asheville's Radical Queer Movement and honor the people who made this possible!


    Asheville Community Hoop Circle

    This is a group open to anyone and everyone who loves hooping or wants to learn to hoop dance.

    We meet at Carrier Park on Amboy Rd. in West Asheville every Wednesday - starting usually a few hours before sunset (6pm currently, earlier as the days get shorter) and hooping it up until sunset.

    There are usually plenty of extra hoops to play with, so even if you don't have a hoop of your own, you can still join in the fun!

    All skill levels welcome - from absolute beginners to advanced hoop masters.
    So come on out to get your hoop groove on and feel the Hoop Joy!!! :)

    Asheville Hoopers

    Sunday, June 24, 2007

    June 24, 2007 - New photos from first Asheville show!

    Smashing Pumpkins :: Not to even remotely take away anything at all from the Smashing Pumpkins, but locally you have to think that it's just as much a successful 80s alt-rock band making their return as it is that they chose Asheville to open their US tour in. Asheville is a great music scene before the Smashing Pumpkins came to town, and the publicity on a national scale is always welcomed.

    I hope the band enjoys their stay and the fans enjoy themselves as well. We're honored to have you with us.

    **UPDATE: There is a Smashing Pumpkins @ The Orange Peel pool on Flickr. And a Smashing Pumpkins pool, and an Asheville pool.

    With these websites and the Citizen-Times newspaper photos, and the SMASHEVILLE and Smashing Pumpkins sites, fans at the Asheville, NC, event are pretty well represented.


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    Saturday, June 23, 2007

    S M A S H V I L L E

    People are rolling into town from all over today for the big Smashing Pumpkins residency at The Orange Peel. The first of 9 concerts begins tonight, June 23, and many people are going to more than one concert.

    Asheville newspaper, the Citizen-Times, has set up a website called SMASHVILLE where fans can blog about the Smashing Pumpkins in Asheville, and find out where to stay and what to do, etc, in the Asheville area.

    I hope everyone was able to find accommodations and tickets. I see where Asheville Craig's List has tickets posted, but please beware of all the tickets not bought through regular channels. The Orange Peel website has important information regarding which tickets are acceptable.

    Sunday, June 17, 2007

    Blue Ridge Rollergirls

    Blue Ridge Rollergirls is Asheville, NC’s first all female, flat track roller derby league! Yes, roller derby is back! And yes, roller derby is a fast-paced, aggressive, REAL SPORT!

    Asheville, our first public bout is finally here! Come out to support us in our expo bout on Saturday, June 30th, as our two teams, the Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams and the Candy Apple Razorblades, duke it out on the rink! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. at Carrier Park on Amboy Road in West Asheville. Bout begins at 7:00 p.m. Two 20-minute action-packed periods. Half-time entertainment. After party. GOOD TIMES!!! Tickets: $8; children 12 and under, free. Email for more info or message us here at MySpace!

    Founded in June of 2006, the Blue Ridge Rollergirls make up Asheville, NC's first all-female, flat track roller derby league. The league’s mission is to actively create, promote, and sustain an environment that fosters strength, courage, vitality, and the empowerment of women in the roller derby sport. Each member of the league shall be challenged and supported in her pursuit of personal growth in and through the sport. The league itself shall remain deeply rooted in the spirit of good sportswomanship so as to bring honor and distinction to the league, women in the sport, and roller derby as a whole.

    Rising Appalachia

    Rising Appalachia

    This ain't #@&$%*! bluegrass music..."

    Sisters Chloe and Leah each play some odd combination of vocals, the fiddle, banjo, jaw harp, kalimba, and some killer spoons. With their newest band member, Forrest Kelly, on a fine array of hand percussion, their tunes just got kicked up a big handful of knotches.

    With many a fine guest appearence from such madd musical magicians as the incredible Jan Smith, Larkin Grimm, Maurice Tunner (play that trumpet!), the ferocious Cailen Campbell, Barbara Panter (Hair of the Dog), and Witt Connah (the most bad-ass blues harmonica player around)...and a conglomeration of other fantastic and fine-tuned additives- their sweet sounds are bound to delight, sooth, or mystify.

    Rising Appalachia are now living in Asheville and their new cd can be found at CDBaby.

    pinched: blogasheville | link | myspace

    x-posted : easy bake coven

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007

    Asheville Food Not Bombs

    Can You Volunteer Your Time?

    Asheville Food Not Bombs is putting out a call for some help the next four Saturdays. They do such an outstanding job of feeding anyone who wants it at Pritchard Park with donated food from the (always happy to help) French Broad Food Co-op and bread from the City Bakery.

    from the email:

    This project was restarted by a group of primarily Warren Wilson College students but has since expanded to include a variety of cookers, servers, cleaners...

    Overall, Food Not Bombs in Asheville has become a multi-generational, family-oriented, activist gathering of sorts where people from many different socio-economic backgrounds blend with others who they might not interact with on a day-to-day basis.

    We especially need people to do the pick-up, cooking, serving, and cleaning for the following days:
    -June 23rd
    -June 30th
    -July 7th
    -July 14th

    I am trying to put together a rough outline of folks who can commit to a task before I head out so that this project does not fall down while some of us are gone. If you are interested in helping out, please contact me at 303-929-9713 or and I will give you more
    The Warrior Princess, Hattie

    Saturday, June 09, 2007

    NAKED BIKE RIDE in Asheville

    I keep forgetting to post this...

    Asheville Naked Bike Ride, part of the global World Naked Bike Ride began today in Asheville at 1:00 PM at the French Broad Food Co-Op on Biltmore Avenue. Ride naked, or not.

    There is an Asheville Yahoo Group. There wasn't a bike ride last year, but 2004 and 2005 held them.

    **Here we go. Updated June 9 @ 10:00p

    PHOTO: Asheville Yahoo Group.

    Global photos I saw on Flickr.

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    Faces Of Asheville

    See Larger Image or visit Faces Of Asheville website for information. If you're part of Asheville, you may want to be part of this upcoming exhibit.

    from the page:
    A S H E V I L L E, N C
    "Freak Capitol of the World"
    "Paris of the South"
    "Aspen of the East"
    "Little San Francisco"
    to the artist.... Home.