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Radium Girls

by D.W. Gregory

 

September 22-October 1

Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm

Tickets $25

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation but also with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.

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StrathSpan

in Concert

 

Saturday, October 7th • 7pm

Tickets $15

 

StrathSpan creates a musical tapestry of the rich tones of cello interwoven with the lyrical voice of the violin. The sound of StrathSpan starts with traditional Scottish pipe and fiddle tunes, layering innovative harmonies and rhythms. The repertoire ranges from elegant marches and strathspeys to driving reels, from lively jigs to soulful airs, with occasional forays into Irish, Scandinavian, and Breton traditions. The resulting music evokes the timeless sensations of heartbeat and laughter, waves and sea creatures, joyous dance and ancient ceremony.

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Reasonably Priced Babies

 

Friday, October 13th • 7pm

Tickets $15

RPB is a formidable improv comedy group consisting of Tom Chalmers, Mondy Carter, Karen Stobbe, Kim Richardson and Josh Batenhorst.

This is how it works: RPBs will ask the audience for suggestions and then they make that come to technicolor life. Get ready to be a part of the experience because this show will push the envelope of ridiculous fun.

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Make Your Own

Cemeterrarium

 

Monday, October 16th • 5:30-6:30pm

Ages 10+

$40 per person (supplies included)

Trick or treat-yo-self to a hauntingly adorable class! Lori Cozzi will lead students in creating a Halloween-themed terrarium, complete with spooky accessories and a living (and hard to kill) plant! All supplies included for an evening of skele-fun!

Minimum age of 10. Children under 10 may create a cemeterrarium with an adult.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

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Dark Arts:

Making Collographs

 

Saturday, October 21st • 10am-1pm

Ages 18+

$50 per person (supplies included)

Participants will use mixed media to create a surface that can be used for both printing and an

independent work of art. Create an esoteric printing plate with textures, and imagery. Students will use colors and styles that suit their personal aesthetic.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

About the Instructor

Stephanie Woody-Groshelle is a life long visual artist and educator. She specializes in drawing, painting and printmaking. She graduated from University of Leeds in England with a masters in painting, and Lindenwood University with a masters in art history and visual culture. Stephanie enjoys a creating works in her studio, and facilitating a space for people to enjoy a shared experience in creating artworks.

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A SLice of Life:

An Evening of Stories

 

Saturday, October 21st • 7pm

Tickets $18 in advance

$22 at the door

Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as she welcomes her storytelling workshop participants to the stage for “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” This year's tellers are Juanita Brown, Pepper Ellis-Hagebak, Cheri Miller, Andy Russell, Liza Newell, Naomi Faw, and Steve Tate! Connie is emceeing this evening of unique voices. The last several “Slice of Life” shows have been sell-outs – so get your tickets early!

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Palimpsest

Season 5 Launch Party

 

Thursday, October 26th • 7pm

Tickets $15

In celebration of the podcast Palimpsest’s fifth season launch this Halloween, join creators Jamieson Ridenhour and Hayley Heninger for an intimate live performance featuring a pre-launch sneak peek at the new season followed by haunted refreshments.

Palimpsest is a single-voiced horror audio drama about memory, identity, and the things that haunt us. Each 10-episode season is a self-contained story exploring the spaces between horror, fantasy, and psychological realism. Recently wrapping up its fourth season with over half a million downloads, Palimpsest has critics calling it “a masterclass in atmosphere" and “audio fiction’s best foray into the Gothic.”

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Thriller Spiller:

Classic Choreography with Claire

 

Friday, October 27th • 6-8pm

Ages 21+

$25 per person (drinks included)

Grab some friends and prepare to get spooky. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn choreography from Michael Jackson’s Creepy Classic “Thriller” and sip on a Spooky Halloween-themed cocktail (or mocktail if you’d rather). No dance experience is necessary, but costumes are encouraged!

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

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Vampire Ball

 

Saturday, October 28th • 7pm

Tickets $20, $15 for members

Welcome to the Vampire Ball, a fall fundraiser for the arts! Get ready for a night of fangs, fun, and fantastic music. Join us at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts for an unforgettable evening. Dress to impress in your most haunting Halloween attire and indulge in a night of dancing and mingling with fellow creatures of the night. Your ticket for this fundraiser includes entry and one beverage. Snacks, a spooktacular fun photobooth, and tickets for exclusive raffles will be available for purchase. So, mark your calendars and get ready to sink your teeth into a night of mysterious enchantment at the Vampire Ball!

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RIP Yoga

Led by Michelle Migyanka

 

Sunday, October 22nd • 4-5:30pm

$15 per person

Ages 16+

R- Realign and restore strength

I- Improve flexibility

P- Preserve balance 

 

This workshop is a gentle flow of yoga that helps to restore your strength, improve your flexibility, and preserve your balance. Restores well-being as our bodies age. Workshop is beneficial for anyone whether you are new to yoga or have practiced yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket and any other props you may need.  Blocks and straps will be provided.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via the button below or by debit/credit card in our main office.

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The Honey Dewdrops

in Concert

 

Saturday, November 4th • 7pm

Tickets $20

Virginia raised and Maryland based, Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish of The Honey Dewdrops began touring in 2009 and have called the city of Baltimore home since 2014. With several albums and fourteen years of playing shows on the road, Laura and Kagey continue to expand their experimental folk sound while maintaining a commitment to deepening their understanding of the world through the lens of music. No Depression says of the new album, Light Behind Light, “The Honey Dewdrops have a way of filling their songs with humanity, using their beautiful playing and harmonies to emphasize what connects us all.”

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Bmca Instructors Concert

 

Friday, November 10th • 7pm

Tickets $15

For one night only, the incredible talents of the Music Teaching Artists at BMCA will be sharing the stage for the first ever BMCA Instructors Concert! Our community is very fortunate to experience their musical expertise during weekly classes, but on Friday, November 10 they are joining forces to present an evening of incredible, lively, local music in our intimate theatre. Taking the stage will be Alison Adams (vocal instructor), Laura Boswell (piano, guitar, and ukulele instructor), Cary Fridley and Maddy Mullany (Junior Appalachian Musicians instructors), and Sue Richards (celtic harp instructor). These artists have never performed together before, so make sure to get your tickets early for this once-in-a-lifetime musical opportunity!

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Buncombe Turnpike

in Concert

 

Friday, November 17th • 7pm

Tickets $15

Buncombe Turnpike is a long time staple in the Asheville bluegrass scene. Their sets are made up of primarily hand crafted original songs, but the band also plays a variety of other heartfelt tunes ranging from traditional and contemporary bluegrass. With their crowd pleasing demeanor, seasoned musicianship, and powerful vocals the band has made a name for themselves among traditional and contemporary listeners alike. Band members are, Tom Godleski, lead vocals and upright bass, Korey Warren guitar , mandolin, lead and backing vocals. David Hyatt, guitar and mandolin and lead and backing vocals, George Buckner, banjo, Don Lewis, fiddle. mandolin. lead and backing vocals. Buncombe Turnpike will be playing tunes from their new album, "Good Measure."

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Stories of Christmas

 

Sunday, November 26th • 2pm

Tickets $20

An audience favorite, this holiday show is a romp from start to finish! Eat a Thanksgiving dinner in West Virginia with missionaries and moonshiners, then join the fun as a pound-puppy escapes her pastor-rescuer to become Princess the Christmas Dog on a snowy Christmas eve. You’ll laugh, you’ll sing, you’ll feel warm and fuzzy, and if you’re very, very good you’ll even get a candy cane.

Starring award-winning storyteller and singer, Donna Marie Todd.

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A DIckens' Christmas Carol:

A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts

 

by Mark Landon Smith

 

December 8-17

Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm

Tickets $20

From the bounty shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuff old traveling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of Dickens' tale. The company includes Sir Selsdon Piddick, the consummate actor, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Mrs. Bettina Salisbury, Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis, Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods, Teddy Shub, and Elyot Crummels in multiple supporting roles. On this fateful Christmas Eve night, various forms of mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep the show going and everything that could go possibly wrong does, to hilarious, ridiculous results!

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