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Asheville Belly Dancers, Resonant Rogues Raise Funds for Refugees

Bellydancing

Under her coin scarf and veil, Asheville belly dancer Claire Dima harbors a passion for humanitarian aid.

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Tupelo Honey Restaurant Workers Petition For Higher Wages

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Employees from Asheville, NC-based Tupelo Honey Cafe have launched a new online campaign on Coworker.org calling on the company to improve wages. The petition, started by Tupelo Honey employees with support from the Asheville Sustainable Restaurant Workforce (ASRW), states that in the past year, Tupelo Honey has cut back on discounts and food for staff while also reducing wages for support staff by over $3 per hour.

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Asheville Zombie Walk Celebrates 10 Years of Apocalyptic Fun

asheville zombie walk

It’s been nearly a year since the big laboratory spill at the E. W. Grove Microbrewery and Experimental Virus Lab. And we know how that turned out: A strange virus slowly wound its way through our little mountain city turning regular people into bloodthirsty zombies.

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Op-Ed: Men of Waking Life Are Small Part of Bigger Problem

Waking Life Espresso Protest

I knew exactly what would happen when I shared the Waking Life scandal on the Facebook page of my magazine, The Asheville Current. It’s the type of story that gets media types chomping at the bit. We get to distill huge, sweeping social issues into neon body-paint and smear it on the local boogeyman. We get to unpack archives of heinous Twitter posts and explore the seedy underbelly of our own backyard Pick-Up Artist Community.

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3rd Annual Out of Darkness Walk October 25th, 2015

asheville out of darkness

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk brings the community together to shed light on suicide awareness and prevention. The third annual event will be held on Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at Carrier Park off of Amboy Road in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Asheville School of Film Offers Filmmaking 101

asheville school of film

The Asheville School of Film’s inaugural class, Youth Summer Filmmaking Experience, was definite success!  

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BaconFest Asheville Returns to Highland Brewing

3rd annual baconfest

105.9 the Mountain is getting even bigger on the pig with the 3rd Annual BaconFest Asheville on Saturday, August 29th from 1-4pm at the Highland Brewing Company Outdoor Meadow. This year’s event is sure to excite the taste buds of bacon, beer and BBQ aficionados alike with even more bacon-inspired cuisine.

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Off The Wall at Rhetorical Factory

Rhetorical Factory Asheville

Friday July 17th Rhetorical Factory will be featuring the art of Cindy Kunst of CLicKs Photography. Kunst has been creating photographic art in Asheville for years, both journalistic and abstract. So much of how she uses her camera is inspired by her ability to connect with her subjects; reading the CLicKs website and blog will give you an idea of all the varied events and niches of Asheville culture she is a part of. Just a few years ago Cindy hired Rhetorical Factory to make a screen print for her photography uniform. Bethany Adams, owner and artist of the local shop, took a photo of Cindy’s first camera ever, and made a design. The Clicks uniform shirts are printed at Rhetorical Factory with that camera design and the Clicks logo on second hand clothes that Cindy supplies. The camera print is a part of the Rhetorical Factory original collection as well.

When Adams invited CLicKs to be the featured artist for the store in July the creative wheels started to turn. Kunst was inspired to get her art “off the wall” and came to Rhetorical Factory with the idea for another collaboration: fabric printed with her art, sewn into clothing by Bethany Adams. The two have been developing the idea ever since, and it will culminate with the opening at Rhetorical Factory at 444 Haywood Road in West Asheville Saturday night with refreshments starting at 4pm and music by local guitarist Bryan Steele from six to nine pm. Garments at the showing will be samples, with any of the clothing styles available in any of the featured prints, made-to-order. The walls will bear our collaborative photography surrounding the collection as well as unique glass tile pieces Kunst has designed to complement the collection will also be for sale. You are invited to come get inspired by local art!

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Patton Avenue Pet Company is Launching a National “Raw Pet Food 30 Day Challenge”

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Patton Avenue Pet Company is Launching a National “Raw Pet Food 30 Day Challenge”
Patton Avenue Pet Company is looking to give away a year’s supply of raw pet food in their
National Raw Pet Food Challenge.

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Asheville Outlets Announce New Stores Opening

Asheville Outlets

Popular brands Bath & Body Works and Talbots Outlet, along with the region's first West Elm Outlet, have set store opening dates at Asheville Outlets. Both Bath & Body Works and Talbots Outlet will open for business on Monday, June 29th. West Elm Outlet has set its opening date for Thursday, July 2nd. 

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