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As the resident company at New York’s 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, Doug Varone and Dancers strive to tell emotionally resonant stories through original, technically complex modern dance pieces. During "Lux," the graceful, athletic bodies of the troupe's eight dancers, including Waynesville native and Carolina Day School graduate Erin Owen, overleap imaginary potholes and fire hydrants to the music of renowned Candyman II composer Philip Glass. Spectators slotted into the Diana Wortham Theatre's 500 comfortable seats can also squint at the footnotes of "Chapters From a Broken Novel," which intertwines several short-story vignettes, or wave farewell to "Boats Leaving." Those seeking extra background and insight into the routines can attend a 7 p.m. pre-show discussion free to ticket-holders and left-footed ballerinas.
2 South Pack Square
Asheville,
NC
US
Tea brewed from the roots of the kava plant, which has lubricated South Pacific ceremonies and festivals for centuries, permeates patrons with a relaxing buzz at Vanuatu Kava Bar, which will be celebrating its grand opening. After making an earthy, pleasantly bitter impression upon palates, kava numbs mouths until fruit chasers revive taste buds with sweet nectars. Patrons can ride waves of euphoria with crunchy appetizers such as chips and hummus, or warm stomachs with a choice of more than 30 teas. Sensations of clarity, weakest for novice kava-drinkers and strongest for veteran imbibers, gradually wane without inducing hangover-like aftereffects, and coconut cups go home with customers as kava-evoking keepsakes.
15 Eagle Street
Asheville,
NC
US
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro in Asheville will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro is a great location to host a group dinner. Hop online in no time using Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro's free wifi. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro and order great food. Friendly pooches can come on in at Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro, which welcomes dogs as well as their owners. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro in jeans and a hoodie. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro. Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro running under $30 per person. Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro.
125 S Lexington Ave
Asheville,
NC
US
Craving finger food? Head to Athena's and chow down on classic pub fare. Athena's works to create healthy meals with flavorful twists. Athena's' fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Weekdays are busy at Athena's. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Athena's as well. Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Athena's. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Athena's' moderately priced fare.
14 College St
Asheville,
NC
US
Take a break with a hot slice at Asheville Brewing — this casual pizza joint is a favorite among pizza pie connoisseurs. The menu at Asheville Brewing is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Asheville Brewing has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Asheville Brewing just as much as their parents do. Asheville Brewing offers an affordable happy hour. Wifi here is on the house. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Asheville Brewing. The patio tables outside of Asheville Brewing are the perfect spot for a summer meal. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Asheville Brewing during the slower weekday hours. No need to be formal, business casual will pass. For those in a rush, the pizzeria lets you take your food to go. Asheville Brewing makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. Your bill at Asheville Brewing will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
77 Coxe Ave
Asheville,
NC
US
Circle Mirror Transformation, winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play, upholds Immediate Theatre Project's mission to deliver thought-provoking, emotionally stirring theatrical experiences. Rather than steering the production's plot with gaudy explosions, overdone dance routines, and shootouts with evil tennis-ball machines, playwright Annie Baker instead hems audiences into the lives of five characters using heartfelt dialogue and scenes driven by sentimental values. Theatergoers connect with the cast of unlikely cohorts who, in the middle of a community drama class, unmask themselves to reveal the funny, painful, and joyous frameworks of their lives. Each presentation of Circle Mirror Transformation pulls heartstrings within North Carolina Stage Company's theater, where ongoing renovations continue to improve outings by coating walls with fresh paint and oiling the limbs of squeaky stagehands.
15 Stage Lane
Asheville,
NC
US