BLAINESWORLD #784, Section 12B (NC)

Asheville Sing Slam! ($1,000 in prizes)

Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Masonic Temple
80 Broadway St,
Asheville, NC
Created By
Rock Eblen, Chuck Taft, Brian Sneeden, Aaron LaFalce, EventPay Ticketing/Collect Money/Event Payments
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Please tell any talented and daring soul you know about this fun and exciting singing competition coming up for Halloween 2011. Three winners will be awarded: $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for 3rd place. Contestants will also be considered for casting in Bioflyer’s next big theater production in 2012, the award winning rock musical SPRING AWAKENING……the broadway hit which launched careers for several of TV’s GLEE cast.

JUDGES: Chuck Taft, Aaron LaFalce, Rock Eblen
HOST: Brian Sneeden



WHAT: The Smokey Mountain Juggling Festival
WHEN: October 7, 8, & 9 (starting 6:00pm)
WHERE: Stephens-Lee Recreation Center & Downtown Masonic Lodge

Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth invite you to the first juggling festival in Asheville! This FREE, and open to the public festival, is three days of fun—with a large open indoor juggling space, two shows, at least a dozen free workshops ranging from beginner to advanced, games and competitions, and raffle prizes. There will also be a “Construction Zone” where the non-juggler can receive instruction from a pro on the basics of 3 ball juggling. The fun starts with open juggling Friday, 6pm-10pm at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center and then that same night there will be an 11pm Renegade show, location TBA. It continues with open juggling and workshops Saturday, 10am-6pm at the Stephens Lee Recreation Center. Saturday there will also be an evening show, see Saturday Evening Variety Extravaganza. Lastly there will be open juggling on Sunday, 11am-4pm at the Masonic Lodge.
Featuring the Saturday Evening Variety Extravaganza, October 8th
with, direct from Chicago, special guest juggler Brian P. Dailey!
This family friendly show will be held at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Asheville, in their historic theater space and will include a variety of local, national, and international performers. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested $10 donation. Showtime is 7:30pm.
One half of all net proceeds will go to purchase juggling equipment for Performing Life. “Performing Life began as a nonprofit organization set up to help youth who are working and/or living on the streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Today our mission is to empower street youth by teaching them performing and visual arts as productive skills for avoiding drugs and delinquency while improving the economic well-being of both them and their families. Performing Life also helps youth establish savings accounts and develop small businesses for self-sufficiency.” The organizers hope to make this festival a community supported annual free event that will benefit a variety of non-profit organizations locally, nationally and even as in this case, internationally!

More info:
Contact: Walter Beals (phone: 828 280 4982) or (email: )


Asheville’s premier food event, the Taste of Asheville, will be held on November 17, 2011 at The Venue at 21 North Market Street from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. This highly anticipated annual fundraising event, held by the members of Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR), will feature food from 37 restaurants as well as wine tasting and beer tasting from local breweries. “ We are very excited about this year’s event as it has a record number of participating restaurants and will feature some of Asheville’s top chefs,” says Steve Frabatore, AIR’s president. “These same restaurants are participating in our 2012 AIR Passport, which will be kicked off that same evening ”. The AIR Passport program offers discounts at many of Asheville’s top restaurants while encouraging passport holders to try new restaurants.

This year’s AIR restaurants who are participating in the Taste of Asheville and The AIR Passport are (alphabetically): Avenue M, Blue Ridge Dining Room, Blue Water Seafood, Boca, Bouchon, Chai Pani, Chef Mo, Chelseas Tea Room, City Bakery, Corner Kitchen, Creperie Bouchon, Curate Tapas Bar, Dining Innovations, Fiore’s, Frankie Bones, The French Broad Chocolate Lounge, The Green Sage, Homegrown, Horizons, Jack of Hearts, Jack of the Wood, Laughing Seed, Lexington Avenue Brewery, The Lobster Trap, Luella’s Bar-B-Que, Mamacitas, The Market Place, Mela Indian Restaurant, Neo Cantina, Olive or Twist, Pack’s Tavern, Pomodoros , Sunset Terrace, Tupelo Honey Cafe, Ultimate Ice Cream, Vincenzo’s and Vinnies Neighborhood Italian.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening and the sale of the Passports will go to benefit AIR’s “Chefs of Tomorrow” scholarship at AB Tech. Tickets for the event are $70 for a single ticket and $125 for a pair.

To buy tickets for the event and/or just the passport, please click:


SCORE Workshop on Survival Marketing

Saturday, October 15, 2011
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Learn how to successfully market and grow your business.

Presented by Asheville SCORE &
HomeTrust Bank

At this seminar you will learn:

The most successful marketing strategy ever devised: the referral-based business… and how to develop one.
Over 70 low-cost and no-cost marketing ideas presented in a document file that will be emailed to you following the class.

Register Today!
You can save money by registering online. Go to our web site (click link below) for more details.

DATE: October 15, 2011
TIME: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION: AB Tech Enka Campus

Marketing is critical to running any business

How well you go about generating sales is the ultimate determining factor of business success, especially during difficult financial times.

To many, the obvious answer to generating sales lies in advertising. Showman P.T. Barnum is credited with having said, “50% of all advertising dollars are wasted; the problem is no one knows which 50% it is.”

Point being: it is easy to spend a great deal on advertising and get almost nothing in return. We at Asheville SCORE want to show you a better way to increase your sales through this creative marketing class.


October 7 & 8: Puccini’s Madame Butterfly!
Location: Diana Wortham Theatre
Call the theatre box office at 828-257-4530 for single tickets and season tickets.
Or go the website:

NOTE: I saw a preview performance of this production; it’s magnificent!


Asheville Steve Jobs Vigil

Thursday, October 6 · 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Charlotte Street Computers on Charlotte Street – Asheville, NC
Created By
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Bring your e-candle and an answer to this question “What did Steve Jobs mean to you?”.

For so many of you that have grown up with Apple being one of the most recognized brands in the world it’s hard to believe that the man and the visionary behind this amazing company has passed away. Today Steve Jobs passed peacefully away at the age of 56 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Steve brought us some of the most technically advanced inventions of the last century. Eventually he will be compared with Einstein and Newton in our history books. Even now without his great inventions the news of his passing would not have been a viral sensation without the iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers he helped create and evolve. Most of us never new the man personally but would like to remember the legend that he was. If you are one of those individuals please join us in a (digital) candle light vigil at Charlotte Street Computers tomorrow (Thursday Oct 6th at 5:30 p.m.) Please download one of many free candle apps for your iphone or ipad to be ready to participate, and yes you Android carriers are welcome as well. The event is organized by Charlotte Street Computers and TopFloorStudio. Special thanks to Scott Fahy for thinking of this idea.

Get the candle app here:


Holistic Wisdom Faire

Saturday, October 15 · 10:30am – 1:30pm
White Horse Black Mountain
105C Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC
Created By
White Horse Black Mountain, Kim Hughes, Don TalleyShow all (5)
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Our First Annual Holistic Wisdom Faire will feature a variety of trans-formative opportunities to broaden your perspective and deepen your inner and outer self. The Faire will include booths for alternative healers, intuitive consultants, readers, vendors and more.

There will be free lectures on a variety of topics of interest plus opportunities to explore various alternative healing and transformational services in our area.

The Faire will feature lectures, booths, consultations, raffles, silent auctions, and much more.

Participant booths include:

Reconnective Healing
Reiki & Massage –
Lifeline Healing
Sound Healing – August J Worley
Soul Music – Richard Shulman
Flute Music – Marina Raye
Matrix Energetics
Stone Medicine/Healing – Pat Christy
Jewelry & Crafts
Crystals Grids – Stacie Collier
Crystal Readings – Kim Hageman
Aura Readings
Intuitive Readings – Heather Gaffner-Darnell
Grandmother speaks – Deborah Horbert
Akashic Records – Rev. Sandra Galinas
Evolutionary Astrology


Jekyll & Hyde at Mars Hill College

This week: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30.
Tickets are $10 Adults; $8 Students & Children. To reserve tickets, please call the box office at 689.1239 and leave a message.

Also, to get you psyched, see this video that Lucas Gregg has done his usual great job of preparing:

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