w/ Special Guests
Steve Miller Band
The Warren Haynes Band
John Bell (Widespread Panic)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
John "JoJo" Hermann
w/ Special Guests
Asheville Citizen-Times | December 13th, 2008
Jam by Day:
Music: Drivin' N' Cryin's Kevn Kinney hosts an all-day All-Star Acoustic Jam starting at 1 p.m. at Jack of the Wood. Guest musicians scheduled to drop by include Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, JJ Grey, Col. Bruce Hampton, Thad Cockrell, Jennie Arnau, Robert Kearns, Audley Freed and many more promised unannounced players.
Rock Day is Saturday at Stella Blue, with music starting at noon including Chris Stamey and Mitch Easter, Sons of Bill, The London Souls and Year Long Disaster.
The music at the Emerald Lounge will exclusively showcase local Asheville talent. Scheduled performers include The Josh Phillips Trio, Tennessee Hollow, Velvet Truckstop, Bandazian and Wayne Robbins and the Hellsayers. Music starts at 1 p.m., with the last band scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
Art: At the Satellite Gallery Saturday and Sunday, to showcase music photography but some of the industry's best including Jay Blakesberg and Danny Clinch, as well as rock poster art by the likes of Gary Houston, Richard Biffle and Jeff Wood.
Film: Screenings offered by the Jam By Day will take place on Saturday at the Fine Arts Theatre. movies include "Blasted: The Gonzo Patriots of Hunter S. Thompson," which is a tribute film to the late unconventional journalist, the collaborative concert film "Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center" and "Christmas on Mars," a science fiction movie made by eclectic rock band the Flaming Lips.
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam: 7 tonight, Asheville Civic Center, performers include Ben Harper and Relentless7, Coheed and Campbell, Steve Earle, Michael Franti and Jay Bowman, and Johnny Winter. Joan Osborne and Haynes' own band Gov't Mule, $55 and fees and service charges the Civic Center box office, and through Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 251-5505. On the Net: www.xmasjam.com
Buncombe Turnpike: 3 p.m. Sunday, Asheville Community Theater, 35 E. Walnut St. as part of the Asheville Jams concerts series. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. 254-1320 or www.ashevilletheatre.org, buncombeturnpike.homestead.com
Ralph's World: 3 p.m. Sunday (doors open at 2 p.m.), The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., $15, www.theorangepeel.net
Reynolds-Miller Chorale Christmas Concert: 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St. (corner of South Charlotte and Max streets). Admission is by donation. Call 252-0643 or 285-0033.
Blue Ridge Bell Ringers: 3 p.m. today, Bo Thomas Auditorium, Hendersonville. More at 692-4910 and http://blueridgeringers.tripod.com
Voices in the Laurel presents "A Festival of Carols": 2 p.m. Sudnay, Longs Chapel United Methodist Church, Lake Junaluska. $10 adults, $6 children younger than 12. 335-2849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas at Biltmore: Through Jan. 3, Asheville. Call 800-411-3812.
Victorian Christmas celebration at Smith-McDowell House: Through Jan. 3, 283 Victoria Road, Asheville. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. $10 adults, $9 college students with ID, $5 K-12 students. Group tours available. Call 253-9231.
National Gingerbread House display: Through Jan. 4, Grove Park Inn, Macon Street, Asheville. Public viewing Mondays-Thursdays. Also on display at Grove Arcade, Page Avenue, downtown Asheville.
Lake Julian Festival of Lights: 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 19. Drive-through display. $5 car, $10 van, $20 bus. Portion of proceeds benefit Buncombe County Special Olympics. Call 684-0376.
Fred and Nathie's Holiday Crafts: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville. Decorate your own ornaments from various parts of the world. Candles to dip and design. 298-5600.
"Return to Bethlehem": Through Sudnay, Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville. Free. 298-7647.
Singing Christmas Tree: Arden Presbyterian Church, 2215 Hendersonville Road. Shows at 2:30 and 7:30 today, 2:30 Sunday. $9. Tickets online at www.ardenpres.org.
Festival of Lights and Luminaries: Today, downtown Dillsboro. Live music, holiday treats, visits with Santa at Town Hall. Fireworks at 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 800-962-1911.
Asheville City Market Holiday Bash: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 161 S. Charlotte St. Pre-order baked goods and visit Silverbelle, the rein-goat. Call 348-0340.
Holiday décor seminar: 10 a.m. today, B.B. Barns, 3377 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville. Create and take home wreaths, swags and garlands. Free. Advance register at 650-7300.
Santa on the Chimney: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Chimney Rock Park. 800-277-9611.
Christmas at Connemara: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 13, Carl Sandburg home, Flat Rock. Holiday traditions of the Sandburgs, with decorations and music. 693-4178.
Culinary workshop: Holiday baking, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Stecoah Valley Center, 121 Schoolhouse Road, Robbinsville. Cakes, cookies and candies. $55. Advance register at 479-3364.
Cherokee Christmas parade: 5:30 p.m. today, starting at Cherokee Bear Zoo and ending at Museum of the Cherokee Indian. 800-438-1601.
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra: Performances of Handel's "Messiah," featuring the Greenville Chorale, at 3 and 7 p.m. today, at the Porter Center, Brevard College. Tickets are $30, $5 for students. Call 697-5884 or visit www.hendersonvillesymphony.org.
Magnificent Christmas by Asheville Choral Society: Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St., Asheville, 8 tonight, 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$25, available at 232-2060 and www.ashevillechoralsociety.org.
Asheville Community Band's holiday concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 14, Asheville High School auditorium. $8; students accompanying a paid admission are free. Call 254-2234.
Holiday tour of historic inns and Cookie Caper: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Hendersonville. Self-driving tour of seven inns decked in Christmas array; pick up a treat from each inn. Tickets available at the Visitor's Center, Main Street. $20. More at 697-3088.
Voices in the Laurel presents "A Festival of Carols": 2 p.m. Dec. Sunday, Longs Chapel United Methodist Church, Lake Junaluska. $10 adults, $6 children younger than 12. For information and tickets, call 335-2849.
Vance Birthplace Christmas: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Reems Creek Road, Weaverville. Experience an 1830s Christmas through a guided tour and live acoustic music. Call 645-6706.
December Sing-along: Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 3 p.m. Sudnay. Meet at BMCA, 225 W. State. St. for group ride to Highland Farms. Call 669-0930.
"Three Wise Men and a Baby": Smoky Mountain Community Theatre, 7 tonight at the theater on Main Street in Bryson City. $8 adults and $5 children 3-12. 488-8227. www.smctheatre.com.
"Dear Santa": Through Sunday, Flat Rock Playhouse, old Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. 693-0731.
"Miracle in Bedford Falls" SART and Mars Hill College Theatre Department, 2:30 and 7:30 tonight and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Owen Theatre, Mars Hill College. $25, with group discounts available. $10 ages 12 and younger. Family discount day is 2:30 p.m. today. 689-1239.
"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol": 8 tonight, 3 p.m. Sunday, Tryon Little Theatre, 516 S. Trade St. Call 859-2466 or come by the box office for tickets.
"Santaland Diaries": 8 and 10 tonight, Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. p.m. $15. Call 254-1320.
"Nutcracker": Through Sunday, Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Square, Asheville. Performances at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 258-1028 for tickets.
"Little Green and the Three Sleazy Pigs (and the Wolf Too: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday, BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St., Asheville. Students and seniors: $10 advance, $12 at the door. General: $15/$17. Call 254-2621.
The Day the Earth Stood Still: Sci-fi, PG-13 (some sci-fi disaster images and violence). Starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, playing Biltmore Grande, Carmike, Cinebarre, Hollywood, Epic. Remake of the 1950s sci-fi classic about alien who arrives with warning that
Delgo: Animation/adventure, PG (sequences of fantasy action violence).Voices of Freddie Prinze Jr., Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Love Hewitt, playing Beaucatcher, Biltmore Grande, Hollywood, Epic.In an exotic land, an adventurous teen must rally h is friends to protect their world from conflict.
Milk: Drama/biography, R (language, some sexual content and brief violence). Starring Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, playing Fine Arts. Powerful story of California's first openly gay elected official, who was assassinated by a fellow San Fran commissioner.
Nothing like the Holidays: Comedy-drama, PG-13 (thematic elements including some sexual dialogue, and brief drug references). Starring Alfred Molina, Elizabeth Peña, Freddy Rodriguez, playing Beaucatcher, Biltmore Grande, Epic, Hollywood. Puerto Rican family in Chicago faces what might be their last Christmas together.
Synecdoche, New York: Comedy/drama, R (language and some sexual content/nudity). Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Kenner, playing Fine Arts. A dejected and disconnected theater director loses touch with reality as he tries to build a life-size replica of New York as part of his new play.