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Wednesday, Jan. 18

POETRY READING, 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St., downtown Asheville. Lee Stockdale will read from “Gorilla,” his book of poems. The poetry traces his life from childhood tragedy to joy, through help from family, faith, counselors and work. Admission is free. 

JASON DECRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 6-8 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Jason DeCristofaro’s Jazz Night show is held every Wednesday night. Admission is free. 

SHAG DANCE, 6:15-10 p.m., Spare Time Entertainment Center, 822 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. The Carolina Shag Club will offer a beginner shag lesson from 6:15 to 7 p.m., followed by its weekly shag dance featuring Carolina beach music, from 7 to 10 p.m. 

UNCA’S MLK KEYNOTE ADDRESS, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville, Award-winning author and journalist Clint Smith will be the keynote speaker for the university’s annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. His address is titled “Our History, Reimagined.” Smith is a sfaff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America,” which was a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and a 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Nonfiction. He also is the author of the poetry collection, “Counting Descent,” which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Outside of his work as a writer, Smith is the host of the YouTube series, “Crash Course Black American History.” His two TED Talks, “The Danger of Silence” and “How to Raise a Black Son in America,” collectively have been viewed more than 9 million times. Previously, he taught high school English in Prince George’s County, Md., where in 2013, he was named the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Humanities Council. He now teaches writing and literature in the D.C. Central Detention Facilities. The speech is free and open to the public. No advanced registration or tickets are required.

ONE-EYED JACK CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m.-closing, The Blind Horse Saloon, 1035 Lowndes Hill Road, Greenville, S.C. Line dance lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., with an open dance starting at 8 p.m. to the band One-Eyed Jack, playing country and top 40 favorites.  Attendees must be age 18 or older for admission and be at least age 21 to consume alcohol. Cover charge is $3 for men — and free for women.

 THE ISAACS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Boulevard, Greeneville, Tenn. The Isaacs will perform in concert. “The Isaacs include siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, as well as their mother, Lily Isaacs,” an event promotion stated. “Tight family harmonies blend with contemporary acoustic instrumentation creating a musical style influenced by many genres of music such as country, bluegrass, R&B, folk, contemporary, acoustic, and southern gospel,” a press release stated. “The Isaacs are frequent guests on ‘RFD Network’s Larry’s Country Diner’ and the Grand Ole Opry, and have appeared on the ‘Gaither Homecoming’ videos and tours for over 20 years. The family has won nine Dove Awards and received Grammy nominations for their past three albums, were inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2020 and became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2021. The Isaacs feel blessed to be able to travel and spread the message of hope and grace through song and story.” For tickets, which are $25, $30 and $35, visit npacgreeneville.com.





Thursday, Jan. 19

BALLROOM DANCE, 3-5 p.m., 3715 E. North St., Suite K., Greenville, S.C. A ballroom dance will be hosted by Greenville Senior Action. The dance is open to the public and will feature a ballroom DJ. Admission is $15 for nonmembers. 

WEST COAST SWING DANCE, 6-10 p.m., Abinico Tapas Bar, 21 E. Washington St., Greenville, S.C. A west coast swing dance will be held, preceded at 6 p.m., with a level two class (for those who have passed the level one test), followed at 7 p.m. with a level one class (open to anyone). The WCS dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is $15 for nonmembers.

CAROLINA BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO EVENT, 6:30 p.m., Carolina Ballroom, 134 Halton Road, Greenville, S.C. The event will feature general ballroom dancing, along with a mini group class. Admission is free.

STEELY DAN TRIBUTE CONCERT, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Sierra Nevada Brewing, Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River. The band Dirty Logic will perform in a tribute to Steely Dan.

PAUL LIFORD ACOUSTIC CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Paul Liford, lead singer of the band Fine Line, and a guest, will perform in an acoustic show for listening and/or dancing.

PLEASURE CHEST CONCERT, 8-10 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The band Pleasure Chest will perform.






Friday, Jan. 20

MAKING HOT COCOA BOMBS CLASS, 4:30 p.m., Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill’s Creek Road, Lake Lure. A class in making hot cocoa bombs will be held.  

KICKIN’ COUNTRY WITH GUEST SARA BIRD CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Old Home Place, 4060 North Mills River Road, Mills River. The band Kickin’ Country will perform, with guest Sara Bird.

CRAIG ST. JOHN CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., Eddy’s Taproom, 435 E. Main St., Saluda. Craig St. John will perform solo.

VICTORIA’S PREMIER DANCE, 7-11 p.m., Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Drive, Taylors, S.C. A nightclub two-step group lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by ballroom social dancing from 8 to 11 p.m.  with music provided by DJ Sonny Day. The cost —  covering the lesson, light refreshments, raffle tickets for free prizes and the social dance — is $15 at the door.

DAVE MATTHEWS TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 East North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. The Dave Matthews Tribute Band will perform. An event promotion stated, “Their name says it all: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. For nearly 20 years, the band has been performing sold out shows around the world; playing over 1,500 dates in 46 states and eight countries. Many go to their live shows with reservations, high expectations, and the burning question, ‘Do these guys sound like the real Dave Matthews Band?’ Almost always the answer is, ‘Yes!’ Beyond mastering the DMB sound and the relentless touring, what separates The Dave Matthews Tribute Band from other cover bands is their passion, love, and respect for DMB and their music. That is what makes you come out of one of their shows saying, ‘Yeah, they really do sound like the real Dave Matthews Band.’” For tickets, visit walhallapac.com.

TOM PETTY TRIBUTE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. “Tokyo Joe: The Tom Petty Tribute” show will be performed. Concerning the show, an event promotion stated, “Tom Petty Tribute is ultimately about the songs that are like a soundtrack to the lives of so many people. Performed by the Columbia, S.C.-based rock band Tokyo Joe, Tom Petty Tribute is sure to leave fans feeling as though they have experienced a tribute performance worthy of the original.” For tickets, which are $45, visit newberryoperahouse.com.

ABBEY ELMORE CONCERT/DANCE, 8 p.m., Oklawaha Brewery, 147 1st Ave. East, downtown Hendersonville. Abbey Elmore will perform in concert. 

3 COOL CATS CONCERT/DANCE, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Cork & Keg, 86 Patton Avenue, downtown Asheville. The classic rock band 3 Cool Cats will perform music for listening and/or dancing. Cover charge is $5 at the door.

FINE LINE CONCERT/DANCE, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The classic rock band Fine Line will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

RANDOMONIUM CONCERT/DANCE, 8:30 p.m., Old School Tavern, 23 Rushmore Drive, Greenville, S.C. The band Randomonium will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

CLUB NIGHT DANCE PARTY, 9 p.m., Alley Cat Social Club, 797 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The Club Night Dance Party will be held. Only those ages 21 and older will be admitted. Cost is $5 — cash only.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Jan. 21

REPUBLICAN MEN’S CLUB BREAKFAST MEETING, 8-9:30 a.m., Cascades Resort, 201 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville. The Comprehensive Henderson County 2045 Plan will be presented at the meeting of the Henderson County Republican’s Men’s Club. Also, a vote by members to approve a slate of officers for 2023-2025 will be held. A breakfast buffet will cost $10 cash, paid at the door. Prospective attendees are asked to register by calling 329-4971 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CHURCH AND CEMETERY TOUR, 11 a.m.-noonh, The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 1895 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. The tour begins inside the Carriage Door entrance of the church. The tours are free, but limited to 30 people, so reservations must be made online at www.stjohnflatrock.org/tours. The tours will be held at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month — and there will be no rain dates. Tour participants are urged to wear “comfortable shoes.”

HAMMER DOWN CONCERT, 7-10 p.m., The Old Home Place, 4060 North Mills River Road, Mills River. The group Hammer Down will perform in concert.

“FOREVERLAND’S ‘STARS OF THE ‘50s’ DANCE PARTY,” 7-11 p.m., Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Drive, Taylors, S.C. Dance teacher Natalie Foreverland will host “Foreverland’s ‘Stars of the ‘50s’ Dance Party.” The gala will begin with an east coast swing dance lesson featuring “easy dip ending” from 7 to 8 p.m. “Then... we dance all night long!” an event promotion stated. “Break out the vintage clothing and let’s dress up and dance like “Stars of the ‘50s... or be your own star and come as you are! As you enter, we will be taking photos on stage against our backdrop and then off to the dance floor! So get there early! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It’ll be potluck paradise! There will be a 50/50 drawing for prizes, with 50 percent of the money going to the person wearing the best costume and the remainder going to the winner ticket number that is drawn.” Attendees also are encouraged to bring their children to the soiree, as “we want the whole family on the dance floor!” Tickets are $15 at the door.

FREDA PAYNE’S ELLA FITZGERALD TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Newton Performing Arts, 60 West 6th St., Newton. Freda Payne will perform in “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” concert. “Freda Payne, celebrated R&B and jazz vocalist, who shot to fame in 1970 with her No. 1 hit, ‘Band of Gold,’ as well as (in 1971) ‘Bring the Boys Home,’ pays tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, as no one else can!” an event promotion stated. “Payne, the star of such Broadway shows as ‘Jelly’s Last Jam,’ ‘Sophisticated Ladies’ and ‘Blues in the Night,’ recreates the spirit of Ella with her renditions of ‘A-Tisket, a-Tasket,’ ‘Sweet Georgia Brown,’ ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing’ and “Mack the Knife,’ as well as many other FItzgerald classics.” For tickets, which are $35 and $45, visit online at ncauditorium.com.

THE ISAACS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts, Greeneville, Tenn. The Isaacs,  a multi-Grammy-nominated family group with roots dating back to 1971, will perform in concert. (For more details on the Isaacs, see Jan. 18 Isaacs’ listing on Page B2.) For tickets, which are $35 in the orchestra, $30 in the mezzanine and $25 in the balcony, visit online at npacgreeneville.com.

BALSAM RANGE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 East North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. The group Balsam Range, billed as performing “American acoustic music,” will perform. (Balsam Range is a bluegrass and acoustic music group founded in 2007 in Haywood County, N.C.) “They are the 2014 and 2018 IBMA Entertainer of the Year recipients,” Wikipedia reported. “Their other accolades include IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year.” For tickets, visit walhallapac.com.

WILL YEARGIN & SOUL LEGIT CONCERT/DANCE, 8 p.m., Rainer’s Café & Bar, 610 S. Main St., downtown Greenville, S.C. Will Yeargin & Soul Legit band will perform music for listening and/or dancing. 

ZYDECO YA YA CONCERT/DANCE, 8-10:30 p.m., Cork & Keg, 86 Patton Avenue, downtown Asheville. The group Zydeco Ya Ya will perform music for listening and/or dancing the zydeco. The Ya Yas are billed as unleashing “red-hot rhythms (that) fire up your feet with hard-driving two-steps and waltzes — ‘laissez les bon temps-rouler!’’” The promotion added,”It’s always a zydeco party with the Ya Yas ‘in the house!’” Admission is $8 at the door.





Sunday, Jan. 22

“BIGGER THAN ROE” RALLY, 1:30-2:30 p.m., North King Street and 6th Avenue East (all four corners), Hendersonville. The Progressive Alliance of Henderson County will hold its “Bigger Than Roe” Rally. The Progressive Alliance noted in a press release that the public also is invited to participate in the rally. “This Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we mourn the loss of nearly 50 years of constitutional protection,” the release stated. “We also celebrate that our movement is bigger than Roe. We call on state and local leaders to: protect our freedoms; reverse abortion bans and expand people’s access to reproductive healthcare; support working families by making corporations pay what they owe; and stand against hateful rhetoric. We must protect our children’s freedom to learn, and to pursue their dreams no matter what they look like, how they identify, or where they come from. We must defend our teachers, healthcare workers, and everyone who is part of the village that it takes to raise a child. Our future depends on it.” To register for the rally, visit online at https://action.womensmarch.com/events/50-years-later-bigger-than-roe-1.

UKRAINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 7 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The Ukraine Philharmonic Orchestra will perform. Regarding the orchestra, an event promotion stated, “The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, based in the medieval city of Lviv, was officially established on Sept. 27, 1902, and has toured extensively around the world, to countries including Poland, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and The People’s Republic of China. During the past several seasons they have completed highly acclaimed recordings for major international labels, including Naxos, Toccata Classics, and Brilliant Classics.” For tickets, visit online at newberryoperahouse.com.






Monday, Jan. 23

SHAG DANCE, 6-9 p.m., Outdoorsmen Inc. (Event Center), 4535 Highway 11 West, Blountville, Tenn. The Mountain Empire Shag Society will hold a shag dance to Carolina beach music from 7 to 9 p.m., with gate and doors opening at 6 p.m. Cover charge for nonmembers is $10 (although admission is free for the first two visits by “guests”).

BLUE MONDAY WITH MR. JIMMY, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, Fairview. “Blue Monday With Mr. Jimmy” will be held, featuring the Chicago-style blues singer-guitarist.






Tuesday,\ Jan. 24

MEET THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SESSION, 5:30 p.m., Henderson County Public Library, 301 Washington St., Hendersonville. Mark Garrett, who became the new superintendent of Henderson County public schools in July 22, will be presented during a “Meet the Superintendent” session hosted by the Henderson County League of Women Voters. Prior to moving to Henderson County, Garrett was superintendent of McDowell County schools. The program will be free and open to the public.

SHAG DANCE, 6:30-9 p.m., The Village Pub, 100 Fairview Road (Biltmore Village), Asheville. The Mountain Shag Club will hold its weekly dance to music provided by one of a rotating group of DJs. Cost is $7 per person.

UPSTATE SWING  DANCE, 7-11 p.m., Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Drive, Taylors, S.C. The Upstate Swing Weekly Tuesday Night Swing Dance will be held at Landmark Hall, a building that is noted for its “wonderful wooden floors” that make it an exceptional site for serious dancing in the Upstate-Western North Carolina area, an event promotion noted. A lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by swing dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. Cover charge is $8.

THE JOHN HENRYS CONCERT/DANCE, 8 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 West Walnut St., Asheville. The John Henrys will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

 





Wednesday, Jan. 25

JASON DECRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 6-8 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Jason DeCristofaro’s Jazz Night show is held every Wednesday night. Admission is free.

SHAG DANCE, 6:15-10 p.m, Spare Time Entertainment Center, 822 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. The Carolina Shag Club will offer a free shag dance lesson from 6:15 to 7 p.m., followed by its weekly shag dance featuring Carolina beach music provided by a DJ, from 7 to 10 p.m. 

ONE-EYED JACK CONCERT/DANCE, 7 p.m.-closing, The Blind Horse Saloon, 1035 Lowndes Hill Road, Greenville, S.C. Line dance lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., with an open dance starting at 8 p.m. to the band One-Eyed Jack, playing country and top 40 favorites.  Attendees must be age 18 or older for admission and be at least age 21 to consume alcohol. Cover charge is $3 for men — and free for women.





Thursday, Jan. 26

BALLROOM DANCE, 3-5 p.m., 3715 E. North St., Suite K., Greenville, S.C. A ballroom dance will be hosted by Greenville Senior Action. The dance is open to the public and will feature a ballroom DJ. Admission is $15 per month of dances for nonmembers. 

WEST COAST SWING LESSONS/DANCE, 6-10 p.m., Abinico Tapas Bar, 21 E. Washington St., Greenville, S.C. A level 2 dance lesson (for those who have passed the level 1 test) will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a level 1 dance lesson (open to anyone) from 7 to 8 p.m. An open WCS dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per person.

PAUL LIFORD ACOUSTIC CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Dugout, 430 N. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Paul Liford, lead singer of the band Fine Line, and a guest, will perform in an acoustic show for listening and/or dancing.

CAROLINA BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO EVENT, 7:15-9:20 p.m., Carolina Ballroom, 134 Halton Road, Greenville, S.C. The event will offer a group dance class from 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by general ballroom dancing, from 8 to 9:20 p.m. Cost at the door is $20.

THE MCCARTNEY PROJECT CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C.  The McCartney Project will perform a tribute to Paul McCartney. An event promotioned noted that the performance “covers more than three decades of the most popular Beatles’ hits; this is a fun, high-energy show from the opening song to the closing encore. Leading The McCartney Project is Tony Burlingame, who has been paying tribute to Paul McCartney for years and bears an uncanny resemblance to ‘Sir Paul.’ His voice, mannerisms and left-handed bass-playing, along with the very talented McCartney Project band, deliver the ultimate McCartney experience.” For tickets, which are $45, $55 and $65, visit online at newberryoperahouse.com.

PLEASURE CHEST CONCERT, 8-10 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 Walnut St., downtown Asheville. The band Pleasure Chest will perform. 





Friday, Jan. 27

FOREVERLAND’S COUNTRY DANCE, 6:30-11 p.m., Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Drive, Taylors, S.C. Dance teacher Natalie Foreverland will host “Foreverland’s Country Dance.” From 6:30 to 7 p.m., she will be teach a lesson in the “backyard sway and shivers” line, as well as a barn dance. From 7 to 7:30 p.m., she will lead a polka dance lesson. From 7:30 to 11 p.m., country dancing will be featured, with Foreverland serving as the DJ. At the covered-dish gala, chicken perlo and green beans will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a dish or a dessert. Cost is $15 at the door. 

BROTHERWEST CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Highway, Fairview. The band Brotherwest will perform classic rock. Admission is free.

BLUES & FUSION GLOW PARTY LATE NIGHT DANCE, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., The Spinning Jenny. 107 Cannon St., Greer, S.C. A Blues & Fusion Glow Party Late Night Dance wth a beginner’s dance lesson and continuation lesson from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance to “a variety of more traditional blues, mixed with modern blues, at the beginning of the night, and progressively a variety of fusion styles will be introduced throughout the night, “Our DJs will keep you on the floor all night long,” an event promotion stated  “Wear your white and neon colors to glow under our black lights!” Cover charge is $10 at the door.

THE DOO WOP PROJECT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The Doo Wop Project will perform the vocal group harmony rock ‘n’ roll hits of the 1950s and early ‘60s in concert.  Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning: tracing the evolution of doo wop from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows, The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey featuring foundational tunes from the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through the vocal artistry of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons, all the way to DooWopified versions of modern hits from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and Sam Smith. Featuring stars from the Broadway hits ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Motown: The Musical,’ and ‘A Bronx Tale,’ The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate — and in some cases entirely reimagine — the greatest music in American pop and rock history.” For tickets, which are $40 in the orchestra, $35 in the mezzanine, or $30 in the  balcony, visit online at npacgreeneville.com.

THE MILLION DOLLAR REUNION SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 East North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. The Million Dollar Reunion will perform in a tribute show, which is billed as presenting “the greatest hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.” For tickets, visit online at walhallapac.com. 

FINE LINE CONCERT/DANCE, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tip It Back Sports Grille, 215 Pelham Road, Greenville, S.C  The classic rock band Fine Line will perform.

SALSA DANCE, 9 p.m., Alley Cat Social Club, 797 Haywood Road, West Asheville. A salsa dance will be held with music provided by DJ Oscar Jiminez with Noberto Pizarro. Attendees must be age 21 or older. Cost is $5 — cash only.





Saturday, Jan. 28

BROTHERWEST CONCERT/DANCE, 5-8 p.m., Bold Rock Cidery, 72 School House Road, Mills River. The classic rock band Brotherwest will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

VIRGINIA & THE SLIMS CONCERT/DANCE, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Highway, Fairview. Virginia & the Slims, an Asheville-based jump blues band, will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

CAROLINA MISTY CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Old Home Place, 4060 North Mills River Road, Mills River. The band Carolina Misty will perform.

BALLROOM DANCE PARTY, 7:15-10:30 p.m., Ivy Building, A-B Tech, 9 Genevieve Circle, Asheville. A ballroom dance party will feature a dance lesson from 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance party to music provided by DJ Missy Lindsey. Cover charge is $15 at the door.

BLUES & FUSION DANCE, 7:15 p.m.-midnight, The Continuum, 147 1st Avenue East, Suite C (next to Olkawaha Brewery), downtown Hendersonville. A Blues & Fusion Dance will start with a beginner’s dance lesson and a continuation lesson, simultaneously, from 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by the dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cost (including the lesson) is $12 at the door. 

MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL O’ BLUES CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville. The HT’s 2023 season will debut with a performance by Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues. For tickets, which are $25, visit online at HVLtheatre.org, or call 692-1082.  

THE EAGLES TRIBUTE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 East North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. “7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience LIVE” will perform. An event promotion stated that 7 Bridges is “the Best Eagles tribute on Earth,” according to Rolling Stone magazine. The promotion also noted, “7 Bridges: The Ultimate Ealges Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. 7 Bridges is a tour de force of talent combining incredible musicianship, vocal precision and a stage presence that has garnered them nationwide acclaim.” For tickets, visit walhallapac.com. 

XZEMPT CONCERT/DANCE, 8 p.m.-midnight, South Rock Grille, 830 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville. The band Xzempt will perform.

WILL YEARGIN & SOUL LEGIT CONCERT/DANCE, 8:30-11:45 p.m., Old School Tavern, 23 Rushmore Drive, Greenville, S.C. The band Will Yeargin & Soul Legit will perform.


 




Sunday, Jan. 29

GERIATRIC JUKEBOX CONCERT, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Appalachian Ridge Cidery (across from St. Paul Vineyards), 731 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville. The husband-wife duo Geriatric Jukebox will play guitars and sing “classic songs from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s — and beyond!” What’s more, the audience is invited to sing along.

BLUE RIDGE SYMPHONIC BRASS CONCERT, 3 p.m., Brevard First United Methodist Church, 325 N. Broad St., Brevard. The BRSB, conducted by Jamie Hafner, will perform in concert. Admission is free. 

CANDLEMAS CONCERT, 4 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 766 N. Main St., Hendersonville. West Indian-American concert pianist Kimberly Kahn will take center stage on the grand piano for the SJEC’s 2023 Candleman Concert. The benefit concert, now in its 33rd year, raises funds to fight hunger in Henderson County. The annual Candlemas concert, organized by the St. James Outreach Commission, marks the ancient Christian holiday of “Candlemas,” commemorating Mary’s return to the temple at Jerusalem to present her son to God.”The concert could be described as a multi-cultural celebration of piano music — from classical to modern, Americana to Caribbean, European and everything else in between,” a press release stated. “‘It’s music everyone will enjoy,’” Cahn said. For tickets, which are $25, visit stjamesepiscopal.com, or call Tari Watson at (352) 490-1056.

 



Monday, Jan. 30

SHAG DANCE, 6-9 p.m., Outdoorsmen Inc. (Event Center), 4535 Highway 11 West, Blountville, Tenn. The Mountain Empire Shag Society will hold a shag dance to Carolina beach music from 7 to 9 p.m., with gate and doors opening at 6 p.m. Cover charge for nonmembers is $10 (although admission is free for the first two visits by “guests”).

BLUE MONDAY WITH MR. JIMMY, 7-9 p.m., The Joint Next Door, Fairview. “Blue Monday With Mr. Jimmy” will be held, featuring the Chicago-style blues singer-guitarist.

 





Tuesday, Jan. 31

SHAG DANCE, 6:30-9 p.m., The Village Pub, 100 Fairview Road (Biltmore Village), Asheville. The Mountain Shag Club will hold its weekly dance to music provided by one of a rotating group of DJs. Cost is $7 per person.

UPSTATE SWING  DANCE, 7-11 p.m., Landmark Hall, 156 Landmark Drive, Taylors, S.C. The Upstate Swing Weekly Tuesday Night Swing Dance will be held at Landmark Hall, a building that is noted for its “wonderful wooden floors” that make it an exceptional site for serious dancing in the Upstate-Western North Carolina area, an event promotion noted. A lesson will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by swing dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. Cover charge is $8.

THE JOHN HENRYS CONCERT/DANCE, 8 p.m., 5 Walnut Wine Bar, 5 West Walnut St., Asheville. The John Henrys will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

 




Friday, Feb. 3

HEATHER LAND’S “I AIN’T DOIN’ IT” CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Boulevard, Greeneville, Tenn. Heather Land will perform in concert. An event promotion stated, “Comedienne, author and singer Heather Land tells it like it is — with sarcasm and Southern charm. Practically overnight, Heather burst through the clutter of the online world with her hilarious and witty videos.  Over the course of only a few months, Heather’s videos were shared by celebrities like Miranda Lambert and social tastemakers, immediately connecting with her down-to-earth personality and reaching hundreds of millions of people in the process. Heather’s audience was first drawn in by her quick wit filtered through a high-pitched SnapChat voice-changer, but they have remained connected to her because of the way she shows us how to laugh at the chaos we all live through on a daily basis. The words in her stories and songs reach the hearts of audiences across the country reminding us of the many ways that real life can be really hard and really funny.” For tickets, which are $20, $25 and $30, visit npacgreeneville.com.

 





Saturday, Feb. 4

RONSTADT REVUE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C.  The Ronstadt Revue will perform a tribute to Linda Ronstadt. An event promotioned stated, “Linda Ronstadt’s incredible musical legacy now lives on through the stunning talents of Gesenia and her Ronstadt Revue. Every Ronstadt Revue show, performed in painstaking detail in both English and Spanish, covers every musical genre of Ms. Ronstadt’s 40-plus year career.” For tickets, which are $40, $45 and $50, visit online at newberryoperahouse.com.

AN EVENING WITH JOHN WATERS SHOW, 8 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. The show “This Filthy World: An Evening With John Waters” will be performed. Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “John Waters’ one-man, spoken-word lecture is performed at colleges, museums, film-festivals and comedy clubs around the world. He has played to sold out audiences at the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bonnaroo, the Sydney Opera House, Volksbühne Berlin, and Southbank Centre in London (and) sold out Pop Montreal! Audiences in all languages love John Waters,” who “is a man of many monikers: ‘The Prince of Puke,’ ‘The Duke of Dirt” and ‘The Sultan of Sleaze.’ Anyway you put it, John Waters is famed the world over for his trash epics including ‘Pink Flamingos,’ ‘Female Trouble,’ ‘Desperate Living,’ ‘Polyester,’ ‘Serial Mom,’ ‘Pecker,’ ‘Cecil B. Demented’ and ‘A Dirty Shame.’ Two of his more surprisingly commercial films have been adapted for the stage. ‘Hairspray,’ winner of eight Tony Awards and ‘Cry Baby – The Musical,’ nominated for four Tony Awards. In the summer of 2007, ‘Hairspray’ reinvented itself cinematically as a big-budget Hollywood movie starring John Travolta that became a smash hit worldwide.” For tickets, which range from $50 to $125, visit online at ncauditorium.com.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA CONCERT/DANCE, 8-10 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.),Grand Ballroom, Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville. The annual Big Band Weekend will feature the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing the hits by the late Glenn Miller, as well as other big band classics. The GMO also will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 5. Other Big Band Weekend activities — available by “package” only — will include Saturday morning dance Instruction from 10 a.m. to noon and a Saturday afternoon tea dance from 2 to 4 p.m. For package and ticket information, call (800) 438-5800.




Sunday, Feb. 5

SAMANTHA FISH CONCERT, 7 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 East North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. Samantha Fish will perform. For tickets, visit online at walhallapac.com. 

 




Friday, Feb. 10

HISTORY PROGRAM ON THE EARLY NATIVE AMERICANS, 11 a.m., Historic Johnson Farm (across from Rugby Middle School), 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville. Archaeologists Bob and Mary Noel will share information about the Native Americans who lived in the area long before European settlers arrived as part of the farm’s free winter lecture series, “History Bites.” The duo will tell how they lived, what they ate and artifacts from these earlier times. Attendees with an artifact that they want to have identified (prehistoric or historic) are urged to bring them with them and the archaeologists will try to provide information on their origin. The Historical Johnson Farm is billed as a “preserved 19th-century tobacco farm on 15 acres open year-round for tours and events.” While the program is free, donations will be accepted for the farm’s Window Restoration Project, as all 23 windows of the historic farmhouse are being restored to protect the building and the artifacts inside.

JIM MESSINA CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 East North Broad St., Walhalla, S.C. Jim Messina will perform. Regarding Messina, an event promotion stated, “An undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music, Jim Messina’s legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits. While acting as producer/audio engineer for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Buffalo Springfield, Messina ultimately joined the band as its bass player. When ‘the Springfield’ disbanded in 1968, Jim and fellow bandmate Richie Furay formed Poco.” For tickets, visit online at walhallapac.com.

 




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