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Monday, April 1

BILL NYE PROGRAM, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. A program titled “A Conversation With Bill Nye — EXTREME Weather” will be presented. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $37-$69.



Thursday, April 4

ARTHUR TRACE SHOW, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. Arthur Trace will perform in his show, “The Artful Deceiver.” His performance has been called “one of the most unique acts in the world of magic today” by the director of the Society of American Magicians and “one of magic’s bonafide superstars” by the Chicago Tribune.

THE CLEVERLYS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville. The group The Cleverlys will perform as part of The Collider’s 2019 Climate City Expo. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

“IN THE MOOD” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Bo Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. The show “In The Mood” will be presented by The Center for Art & Inspiration.




Friday, April 5

BILLY RAY CYRUS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus will perform in concert. He has scored eight top 10 singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His breakout hit was “Achy Breaky Heart.” For tickets, which are $38 to $55, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call (866) 273-4615.

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., downtown Asheville. A musical version of the 1984 film “Alice in Wonderland” will be performed April 5-21. (Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.) Regarding the show, the ACT noted, “A journey into a world of complete illusion! All the familiar characters from Lewis Carroll’s famed Victorian fairy tale are here: Alice, The Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, The Red Queen, The Cheshire Cat … and many more! Produced and reviewed on Broadway, this is considered the most successful dramatic version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass.’” For tickets, which are $15-26, visit ashevilletheatre.org.

“CONSTELLATIONS” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m.,  HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will perform “Constellations” April 5-7. (Other showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 6 and 2 p.m. April 7.) “The play follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a cosmologist, through their romantic relationship. Marianne often waxes poetic about cosmology, quantum mechanics, string theory and the belief that there are multiple universes that pull peoples’ lives in various directions,” a HART promotion stated. “This is reflected in the play’s structure as brief scenes are repeated, often with different outcomes.” The show contains adult material. For tickets, visit harttheatre.org.

“SYLVIA!” PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., Leiman Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The show “Sylvia” will be performed April 5-20. (Showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.) Regarding the show, FRP stated, “A family in mid-life crisis. They’ve drawn a line in the sand: it’s man vs. wife… and their dog. Discover this love connection in an increasingly impersonal world. What could be funnier? What could be more full of heart? Find a way home. Woof!” For tickets, which are $54 or $48, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.




Saturday, April 6

ASHEVILLE ORCHID FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., North Carolina Arboretum, West Asheville. The Asheville Orchid Festival will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-7. The event will feature “incredible orchid exhibits, fabulous plants for sale, educational programs and lectures. Admission is $5 for adults — and free for those ages 12 and under.

ASHEVILLE YOGA/GUN CLUB RECONVENES, 4 p.m., Asheville Armory, 957 Riverside Drive. Asheville. After a year-long hiatus, the Asheville Yoga and Gun Club will reconvene. Jason Brodsky, who bills himself as a “holistic realtor,” will lay the foundation for total beginners. “I teach people who have no yoga experience and no firearm experience,” Brodsky was quoted as saying March 10 in the Asheville Citizen Times. “They might be qually intimidated by both words. He reportedly has developed a hatha yoga routine structured around classic shooting positions — prone, sitting or kneeling, and standing — to help new mindful markspeople perfect their stance, breathwork and focus.” To register for space that is limited, visit the Asheville Armory to sign up in advance. Participants in the class should bring safety goggles, a yoga mat or blanket and a Daisy Red Ryder air rifle, Broadsky told the ACT.




Sunday, April 7

CONCERT, 3 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. The Hendersonville Symphony will perform “A Musical Fantasy,” featuring clarinet, double-bass and piano. Admission is free.




Tuesday, April 9

BALLET HISPANICO SHOW, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. Ballet Hispanico will perform its show April 9-10.




Wednesday, April 10

BOOK DISCUSSION/READINGS, 5:30-7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, downtown Asheville. Ellen Brown, author of “John Apperson’s Lake George,” will discuss “The Hollyhock Savers.” Refreshment will be served from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. Admission is free.




Friday, April 12

“HIS LAST DAYS” STAGE PRESENTATION, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. “His Last Days” will be performed by the choir and cast of the Tallulah Falls, Ga., outdoor passon drama. The event is billed as “a musical, pictorial and live state presentation of Jesus’ last days, based on a cantata by Dallas Holmes. For tickets, which are $10 for adults and $5 for students, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call (866) 273-4615.

COMEDY SHOWCASE/HEADLINER DERRICK STROUP, 7:30 p.m., The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. (in the River Arts District), Asheville. The Magnetic Theatre will present what it is billing as “a cavalcade of comedy,” featuring headliner Derrick Stroup, an Alabama-born, Colorado-based comic, who will be joined by fellow Colorodan Kyle Pogue and Asheville comics Hilliary Begley and Cody Hughes. “Please join us for this one night only East meets West stand-up comedy convergence,” an event promotion stated. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit themagnetictheatre.com.





Saturday, April 13

BOOKFEST, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Asheville Outlets Mall, West Asheville. The Asheville Bookfest, sponsored by Grateful Steps Publishing, Pisgah Press and YAV Publications, will be held. Booksfest planners told the Asheville Citizen Times that they are thrilled that the event will have more “foot traffic” than any previous Bookfest — as the mall also will be hosting on the same day the annual Asheville Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival and the annual Kids Day & Summer Camp Expo. Both of the latter events traditionally have attracted thousands of fans. WNC publishers’ authors and self-published authors are invited to display and sell their publications in a public venue. A speakers program will be held in the Food Court all day. For details on the program of Bookfest in general, visit www.gratefulsteps.org. Admission to the Bookfest is free.

FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Rumours, billed as “the country’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band,” will perform in concert. The band is touted for its blend of “perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation and a visually engaging stage show.” For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org.

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. A concert will feature Avital Meets Avital in what is billed as “a dialogue between two musicians who come from different worlds, but share a common richness of musical heritage.” Grammy nominee mandolinist Avi Avital, who comes from a classical tradition; performs with award-winning bass virtuoso and oud player Omer Avial, who is an acclaimed jazz performer and composer. When the two musicians, joined by a pianist and percussionist, perform, “these two worlds collide,” an event promotion stated.





Sunday, April 14

ANNUAL PALM SUNDAY LUNCHEON, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center, 227 Cumberland Avenue (in the Montford neighborhood), Asheville. The Annual Palm Sunday Luncheon will be served by the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. This year will mark the 54th year for the fundraising luncheon. All are invited and welcome. “An array of delicious foods like the béchamel topped pastichio, spanakopita (spinach & buttery filo), keftethes (meatballs)... will be offered,” an event press release stated. “The pastries table will be filled with all the favorite Greek pastries like Baklava, Kourambiethes, Galatoboureko and many more. Think honey, nuts and, yes....buttery filo. They are the perfect finale to the vast buffet of savory foods you will find here. There will be Greek music and dance presentations as well.” Proceeds from the luncheon go to charities worldwide — and locally to programs for the homeless, children and hunger. 

DAVID SEDARIS PERFORMANCE, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. Sedaris, a humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor, will perform in “An Evening With David Sedaris.” He gained national recognition in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay “Santaland Diaries.” Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $37.50-$52.50.




Thursday, April 18

CRYSTAL BALL ECONOMIC SEMINAR, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville. Crystal Ball XXIV will feature noted economists discussing the performance of the international, national, state and local economies for the past 12 months — and then will make predictions for the next 12 months. The program will be preceded by a reception in Lipinsky’s lobby from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Admission to the event, hosted by Parsec Financial and UNCA’s Department of Economics, is free.




Wednesday, April 24

“STONES IN HIS POCKETS” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. The show “Stones in His Pockets” will be presented April 24-May 19. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Also, two Saturday matinees have been added at 2 p.m.  may 11 and 18. For tickets, visit ncstage.org.




Thursday, April 25

ACTIVIST SPEAKER, 7 p.m., Kimmell Arena, UNC Asheville. Bryan Stevenson, billed by UNCA as a “national leader and attorney” as well as “founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and its National Memorial to Honor Victims of Lynching,” will speak. Seating is free at the unticketed event on a first-come, first-served basis.

“FROM MOZART TO POP CHARTS” CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Leiman Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The show “From Mozart to Pop Charts With Nat Zegree” will be performed April 25-28.Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. (Other showtimes are 8 p.m. April 26; 2 and 8 p.m. April 27; and 2 p.m. April 28.) Regarding the show, FRP stated, “Guess who’s coming back home! We fell in love with him as Jerry Lee Lewis in ‘Million Dollar Quartet.’ He amazed us as Mozart in ‘Amadeus.’ He delighted us all with his charm in ‘Pickin’ and a Grinnin’.” But he didn’t stop there! He also crafted three one-man shows for us. His enthusiasm permeated the community as he shared his passion for music with us and reminded us all what a powerful role music plays in our everyday lives. This April, he returns to share the joy of music from Mozart to modern-day accompanied by a 16-piece symphonic orchestra.” For tickets, which are $17 to $48, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.

RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. The genre-defying group Rainbow Kitten Surprise will perform in concert. Doors will open at 7 p.m. All seats are general admission. Tickets are $36 at the door.



Friday, April 26

“AN EVENING OF ONE-ACTS” SHOW, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Overlook Theatre Company will present “An Evening of One-Acts,” featuring four different shows and four different directors. For tickets, which are $12, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call (866) 273-4615.

“THE FOREIGNER” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m.,  HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will perform “The Foreigner” April 26-May 12. (Other April showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 2 p.m. April 28.) “The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by ‘Froggy’ LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base,” a HART event promotion stated. “This time ‘Froggy’ has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So ‘Froggy,’ before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should.” The show is the winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. The HART production is directed by former 880-AM The Revolution progressive radio host Jeff Messer. For tickets, visit harttheatre.org.

YING QUARTET CONCERT, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1 Edwin Place, North Asehville. The Ying Quartet and cellist Zuill Bailey will perform works by Bach and Schumann. For tickets, visit ashevillechambermusic.org.




Saturday, April 27

TRAVIS TRITT AND THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. Travis Tritt and the Marshall Tucker Band will perform in concert. For tickets, which start at $210, visit Ticketmaster.com.

SISTERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The award-winning female gospel group Sisters will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $15 and $18, visit www.greatmountainmusic.com or call (866) 273-4615.

QUEEN BEE & THE HONEYLOVERS CONCERT, 8:30 p.m., Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. The band Queen Bee and the Honeylovers, billed as a “newly budded swing-jazz-folk ensemble,” will perform during an “Asheville” album-release party. For tickets, which are $10-$12, visit isisasheville.com.




Thursday, May 2

 “COUNTRY ROYALTY — HANK AND PATSY” CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Leiman Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The show “Country Royalty — Hank and Patsy” wll be performed May 2-12.(Showtimes 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays). Regarding the show, FRP stated, “Jason Petty as Hank Williams and Katie Deal as Patsy Cline. A homecoming tribute to the Country Royalty who touched our hearts and souls. Songs that transcend time and culture. Come share an evening of music with your extended Playhouse family.” For tickets, which are $58 to $54, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.




Friday, May 3

TOME IMPALA CONCERT, 8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville Tome Impala, whose real name is Kevin Parker, will perform in concert. His is billed as “the almost-legendary messianic figure and creative soul who has developed the particular sonice universe of psychedelic pop cultivated with guitar pedals, delays, revers and liquid explosions of color. There’s no one like him in the current music scene.”

AARON LEWIS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort, Cherokee. Aaron Lewis will perform in concert at the resort as part of his “The State I’m in Tour.” For tickets, which start at $36, visit Ticketmaster.com.




Saturday, May 4

CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. A concert will feature multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonathan Scales with his Fourchestra, which has what is billed as “a fluid lineup,” allowing Scales to work with a wide range of artists.




Sunday, May 5

“MACBETH, 3 p.m., Bardo Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowee. The BAC Sunday Cinema Series will feature a screening of “Macbeth.” Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and $5 for WCU students and faculty. To reserve tickets, call 227-ARTS or visit bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.



Friday, May 10

SCHUBERTIADE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1 Edwin Place, North Asehville. Asheville’s Schubertiade will perform works by Franz Schubert.




Sunday, May 11

EARTH, WIND & FIRE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. The iconic band Earth, Wind & Fire will perform in concert. For tickets, which start at $55.50, visit Ticketmaster.com.

ASHEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. The ASO will perform “Masterworks 7: Stravinsky” under its new conductor Darco Butorac, and featuring violinist Simone Porter. For tickets, visit ashevillesymphonyorchestra.org. 




Thursday, May 16

JERRY SEINFELD COMEDY SHOW, 7 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. Comedy great Jerry Seinfeld will return to Asheville again this year. Seinfeld, the star of the famed 1990s sitcom bearing his name and host of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” will make his first return performance in Asheville since 2015. In an announcement of the show, the U.S. Cellular Center officials note Seinfeld has been “hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.” Seinfeld has been a regular touring comedian since the mid-1970s, making his first appearance on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” in 1981. His run as a successful stand-up comic led to his breakout NBC hit “Seinfeld” with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards, which ran from 1989-1998 — and got scooped up in a massive streaming agreement by Hulu in 2015. For tickets, which range from $199 to $597, visit Ticketmaster.com or www.centerasheville.com.




Friday, May 24

ALABAMA CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. The Southern rock group Alabama will perform in concert.” For tickets, which begin at $96, visit Ticketmaster.com.



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