Monday, March 31, 2008

    2 Affordable Rooms To Rent

    Asheville Hostels
    "The immediate feeling of comfort and security. We were welcomed in like family, and enjoyed the conversations as well as the accommodations."

    Looking for a place to stay in Asheville on the thrifty side? Asheville Hostels is extremely affordable and may just be what you're looking for when visiting Asheville with not a lot of cash to spare. It's located in downtown Asheville.

    16 Ravenscroft Drive
    Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 582-1938

    Bon Paul and Sharkey's
    "Here you will find a place to call home for a few days while relaxing, having fun, and interacting with other like- minded travelers – a break from your adventure, and yet still adventure in itself."

    Read about how they got their name for their home. They also have photos of the home and inside with the guest quarters. They're located in West Asheville.

    816 Haywood Road
    Asheville, NC 28806
    (828) 350-9929


    Reveal Your Inner Wisdom

    Three Amigos With One Vision

    Nowadays James, Bruce, and Lauren (whose diverse paths have led them out of the Ivy League, down the Appalachian Trail, and through the joys and challenges of stay-at-home-parenting) come together each day and try to imagine ways that Wisdomology can enlighten, inspire, inform, and connect people whose backgrounds are as diverse as their own.

    There's a lot of beautiful spirits swirling around WISDOMOLOGY. Go see for yourself!

    Friday, March 28, 2008

    Drum Circle at Pritchard Park

    With Spring weather on our side now, drumming and dancing has started up again in Pritchard Park each Friday night at 5:00. I believe they have to stop at 11:00 pm. (Someone will tell us if that's the wrong time.)

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008

    The Ashevillage Institute (AVI)

    An Urban Sustainability Center

    The Ashevillage Institute (AVI) is an emerging urban education center and living laboratory for sustainable solutions in action. AVI is located in a cluster of houses in a neighborhood a few blocks from downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

    Living at the Asheville Institute in 2008
    We want enthusiastic, super responsible, skilled people who are great at living collectively, have a skill-set and passion to help develop AVI, and support the season's programs (while participating in them for free). Read More...

    See Upcoming Events
    Sustainability Workshops Series
    At The Ashevillage Institute (AVI)
    Participate in the whole series, or just one!
    Discounts are available if you register for all.
    Introduction to Permaculture Workshop -- March 27 & 28
    Residential Rainwater & Greywater Harvesting Workshop -- April 24 & 25
    Bee-Keeping Workshop -- May 29 & 30
    Natural Building Workshop -- June 26 & 27
    Wild Food & Fermentation Workshop -- July 24 & 25
    TBA -- August 28 & 29
    TBA -- September 25 & 26
    Natural Finishes Workshop - Earthen Plasters & Paints -- October 23 & 24

    Support AVI:
    AVI is administered by Kleiwerks International. 100% tax-deductible donations can be made by credit card through paypal at, or checks can be sent to: Kleiwerks International c/o 82 Buchanan Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. Write AVI in the memo line.

    For more information contact:
    Call: 828.225.8820

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008

    Guerrilla Girls in Asheville

    Guerrilla Girls Talk / Performance
    Monday, March 31, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
    Asheville Community Theatre
    $18 general admission, $16 Museum Members, $14 students

    During this event, the famous feminist masked avengers will talk about their work, philosophy of activism while campaigning against an appalling lack of ethics in the art world.

    Go to and click on the 'buy tickets now' button to reserve your seat.

    Monkey Bizness with the Guerrilla Girls
    Hands-On Workshop
    Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
    Asheville Art Museum
    Cost: $20 general admission, $15 students

    Space is limited for this event and advance registration is required.

    To register please contact Nancy Sokolove at the Asheville Art Museum, 828.253.3227, ext. 120.

    A founding member of the Guerrilla Girls will lead visitors through the chaotic process of brainstorming, collective give-and-take and larger group input that has helped these anonymous art activists perfect their in-your-face work during the past 20 years. As participants ‘aestheticize their anger,’ they may get some career advice about ethics and the art world along the way.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008

    Mantra of Bliss with Goa Gil and Arianne

    It's getting to be that time of year when festivals are in their final planning stages. Lots of these Asheville area festivals are held at Deerfield's. Below is one that must not be missed from Those People Productions:

    We welcome Goa Gil back to the southeastern United States. Join us in a regional gathering of the tribes as we celebrate Goa Gil's sonic transmission of cutting-edge psychedelic trance integrating in a galactic wonderworld near you! The space is once again the amazing Deerfields, with its lush green valleys and orchards to camp in and fresh water ponds for swimming after a long hot dance!

    Goa Gil & Arianne (The Nommos, Avatar Records)

    Friday May 16- Sunday the 18, 2008
    All ages (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

    Gate opens at 4pm, Friday, May 17, 2008

    Drum Circle Friday Night !

    NO RE-ENTRY - Bring everything you will need for survival
    Primitive campsites are available in designated areas
    No renegade sound systems
    Carpool and leave no trace
    Absolutely no dogs allowed
    Buses and Rv's welcomed and offered discounts for more than 5 passengers (please email in advance).Pre-registered tickets $45.00 US until May 10th

    $50.00 US at The Gate

    Deco by Pyite and The Community
    Sound by DS Audio
    Flyer Design by ..iikah..
    Visuals by Psyonic
    More info and directions at: Goa Gil is one of the founders of the goa trance and psytrance movement in electronic dance music. Deerfields is located 20 minutes south of Asheville, North Carolina in the Mills River Community (directions). The private retreat is a 940-acre family-owned tract of unspoiled wilderness offering camping, swimming, and hiking. Cascading through the Queens Creek Mountains of the Appalachia, the land is surrounded by ponds, apple orchards, and rhododendrons.

    Sunday, March 09, 2008


    Registration now open
    September 18-21, 2008
    Triboriginal: Tribal Dance, Music & Culture Camp

    Triboriginal is an annual event in gorgeous Black Mountain, NC. In addition to workshops & master classes with national drum & dance artists, TribO provides classes in the circus arts, stagecraft & presentation, business training for artists, melody & culture, a full children's program with a scholarship fund, rustic country lodging, all whole foods catered meals, & a full weekend of parties and excellent performance.

    Experience the Triboriginal Cultural Immersion. Performers, night owls, families, all together in a gorgeous mountain setting with four days of arts programming.


    Sunday, March 02, 2008

    Saturday, March 01, 2008

    No More Victims

    No More Victims - Asheville is an extraordinary group of locals who are now working on the funding for another one of Iraq war's smallest victims.

    Rusul, whose leg was badly injured in the same US airstrike of November, 2006 that took both of sister Salee’s legs.

    The Asheville group met Salee in September of 2007 when she came to Asheville for a No More Victims presentation. She had her operation in Greenville, South Carolina, where she was surgically fitted with prosthetic legs.

    Rusul will be coming to Shriners Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina for an amputation and prosthesis in the spring of 2008.

    The Asheville and Greenville communities have been working in conjunction to get these girls brought over here from Iraq, arranging for their surgery, and funding the project through fundraising efforts.

    They are relying heavily on the kindness of strangers and friends and you can donate to this worthy cause via PayPal on the website.