Thursday, June 26, 2008

    Demonstration at Staples

    There will be a noon demo out in front of Staples on Merrimon Avenue this Sunday, June 29th.

    Staples supplies Huntingdon Life Sciences, a notoriously cruel laboratory, and doesn't care about its customers concerns regarding this.

    Asheville Burlesque &SIdeshow Festival

    They're taking over Asheville this weekend! Festival, Film, Workshops, and more at the Orange Peel

    ABSfest, the Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, offers three days of performance, workshops, and networking, in gorgeous Asheville, North Carolina. or call 828 232 2980 for information - see also

    Monday, June 23, 2008

    Cruel Summer - The Attack on Camp Summerlane

    What does Paul Krassner have in common with North Carolina's Camp Summerlane in 1963?


    Read the excellent investigative piece in this week's Asheville's Mountain Xpress by Jon Elliston.


    Friday, June 20, 2008

    Rites of Passage Council

    An Evening with Malidoma Some': Drumming, Teachings and Discussion Saturday, June 21st at the Rites of Passage Council Medicine Lodge from 7pm-10pm.

    Energy Exchange: $30.

    Also, Private Divinations with Malidoma Some'will be available in 2008 on June 21st, 23rd and 24th. Private Divinations are $250.

    To Register and Receive Details and Directions, contact Theresa at (828)777-1492 or


    The Asheville 48 Hour Film Project

    48 Hour Filmmaker: Asheville 2008

    Filmmakers Take to the Streets

    The weekend of June 20 filmmakers throughout the Asheville area will take part in the 48 Hour Film Project.

    Our list of teams for Asheville is posted to the right. At the Kickoff Event, each team will draw the genre for its film out of a hat. In addition, a character, prop and line of dialogue will be announced and must appear in each film.

    All of the completed films will screen on the following dates: Tuesday - Thursday, June 24, 25 and 26!

    It is not too late to participate in the Asheville 48HFP!


    Date: Friday, June 20

    Time: 6-7pm

    Place: Asheville Pizza & Brewing, 675 Merrimon

    Notes: Teams arrive at 6pm and can leave by 7pm. You must have someone present to draw the genre for your film. Teams get their genre, character, prop and line of dialogue that must be used in their film. At 7 PM, teams bolt out the door to begin their 48 hours of filmmaking.

    Asheville Fashion Conspiracy

    Sunday, June 15, 2008

    Asheville Naked Bike Ride UPDATE

    The thunderstorms likely rained out the event. Rain came like crazy at the time they were to meet up and get the body paint. It didn't let up until a few minutes before the race began.

    Four riders showed up. Police were not intimidated.

    But those dedicated four rode all around downtown and got a great response from onlookers.

    Congrats, riders. You showed a lot of heart-- and other body parts.

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    Gay Asheville Online

    The New San Francisco of the Southeast

    Known as “The Land of the Clouds” since 1876 from a book by the same title, Asheville is quickly becoming touted as a favored spot for both visitors and new residents of the gay and lesbian community. Renowned for its tolerant and diverse attitudes, Asheville has become a gay Mecca of the twenty-first century while maintaining the ambiance of another era. Referred to as the “happiest place in the United States” by author Eric Weiner in his 2008 publication The Geography of Bliss, Asheville is enjoying a resurgence of energy in both professional and leisure opportunities that make it a major contender for gay-friendly cities on the rise.

    [A new to me Gay Asheville website. Good business and services links and content. Welcome, Gay Asheville Online! Also, clicking on the GayAsheville label below will take you to more Gay Asheville websites.]

    Sunday, June 08, 2008

    Fowl Play in Asheville?

    from the Inbox

    Have you ever dreamed of walking into your back yard and collecting fresh eggs from your own chickens? Have you dreamed of never again paying $4/dz for organic free range eggs? Would you like an all natural and totally green way to rid your garden of insects and bugs?

    Dream no more. A group of people have begun meeting at Greenlife to develop an amendment to the current Asheville city ordinance regarding keeping a small number of chickens within city limits.

    The group ( hopes to collaborate with city officials to establish a more friendly distance requirement. The current restrictions now prevent urban folks to tend small back yard coops. Restrictions on size of habitat, number, roosters would be emphasized.

    For any suggestions/input, interest, or even help please send your comments and contact info to Jenny at

    Yours in intentionally communing,


    Saturday, June 07, 2008

    Celestial Reverence

    A Sagittarius Full Moon Gathering
    Monday 6/16 through Wednesday 6/18

    Each full moon we gather from dusk until dawn to celebrate the cyclical, cosmic interplay of life through music, dancing and ritual under open sky.

    Our purpose is to experience joy, to heal ourselves through movement and to embody the truth of each moment through sound. Every gathering is an opportunity for us to practice living and breathing at a higher vibration, to acknowledge our unity of spirit and to ground this collective experience through our bodies and into our daily lives.

    We invite you to co-create this experience with us. We share a cultural identity that is rooted in a global, social phenomena beyond specific musical genres or religious associations. As we continue to grow, we will communicate and collaborate with our larger community around the world, celebrating our differences as well as our unified purpose to heal and to manifest The Vibe.

    from: Asheville Full Moon Gatherings