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Welcome back wine lovers! Last time I talked a bit about acid, body and tannin in wine, and today I’ll present the other elements of wine — alcohol, sweetness and flavor.

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Corner Kitchen and Table Wine are putting on a one-night, five-course dinner pairing wines made by Kirk Venge, one of California’s most talented winemakers, with creative and inspired dishes from the team at Corner Kitchen led by Joe Scully and David Van Tassel.

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Flat Rock Playhouse continues their 2020 season and Music on the Rock series with Donny Edwards as Elvis. A Flat Rock Playhouse favorite, Donny returns to the Leiman Mainstage to perform his highly acclaimed tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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Leave the cold behind and welcome the sun back to the mountains with the release of Wanderlush, Highland Brewing’s seasonal hazy adventure ale. It will be released on Friday, March 6 so come celebrate from noon to 11 p.m.

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s March show, “Colors of Life,” features the work of Sun Sohovich, whose colorful palette captures the joy of living in our beautiful mountains.The show runs March 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A receptio…

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Hi-Wire Brewing will be hosting its 3rd Annual Carolina Small Batch Festival on Saturday, March 7 from noon to 6 p.m. at their Big Top Production Facility and Taproom in Biltmore Village. The festival will feature over 20 North Carolina and South Carolina craft breweries that have brewed a s…

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Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff will play five performances in the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre, June 12-14. Performances of The Hit Harry Potter Parody will be Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

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Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally BlondeThe Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit, and sass — leaving cast members and audience…

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The U.S. Cellular Center Asheville is welcoming back Sesame Street Live! next year — bringing performance of the brand-new sensory adventure live on stage. The Make Your Magic show will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. and there will also be a 6 p.m. evening show.

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For those who are always on the go, it can be difficult to find time to whip up meals and snacks that are both nutritious and tasty. However, with some simple changes — and timesaving recipes — you can create delicious dishes and meals that will keep you feeling energized to fuel your busy l…

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Premiering in Western North Carolina, Great Falls by Lee Blessing shines a light on contemporary issues such as the breakdown of the traditional family, intimacy and how we deal with life-altering decisions. Mounted by Mockingbird Theatre Productions (MTP), Great Falls opens on the 35below s…

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Burial Beer Company will hold its 7th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration for three days, Sunday, Feb. 23 – Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Asheville. The event includes live music, special Mardi Gras draft-only beer releases, New Orleans inspired food specials, King Cake, beads and more.

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If your family struggles to make meal time happen, try creating kid-friendly recipes that bring everyone together at the table. For example, these Pulled Pork Sandwiches from “Family Table by Robert Irvine” can help you incorporate assistance from your kids to nourish both mind and body whil…

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‘Tis the season for comfort foods, and this recipe with crumbled bacon and cubed potatoes smothered in melted cheddar cheese is sure to satisfy.

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After more than four decades together, 38 SPECIAL continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance.

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George Terry McDonald keeps up a creative pace that artists half his age would marvel at: painter, art historian and lecturer, singer/songwriter, and front man for The Zealots (classic indie rock and roll). His latest exhibit will be on display at Revolve, located at 821 Riverside Drive, #17…

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The dancers move quickly in percussive, rhythmic motions — their arms outstretched and twisting as they pursue one another across the stage. In a flowing ruffled skirt, the female dancer exudes grace and elegance, twisting toward her male companion as he mirrors her movements and turns away.

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American rock band Umphrey’s McGee will return to Harrah’s Cherokee Center — Asheville for the two-night Blue Ridge Rockaway featuring special guest Billy Strings on Feb. 14 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. both nights.

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TheatreUNCA will present Hedda Gabler, the 1890 drama by Henrik Ibsen, one of the founders of modernism in theater, with a new translation that director Aaron Snook calls “streamlined and accessible.” Curtain at UNC Asheville’s Belk Theatre will rise at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 2…

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21st Century Artists will present their hit Abba The Concert tribute show on Saturday, June 27, at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. at Brevard Music Center (BMC). This thrilling concert will be part of the Opening Weekend of BMC’s 2020 Summer Music Festival.

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Chloë Agnew, an original member of CELTIC WOMAN, the most successful all-female group in Irish history, has rejoined the group as a special guest artist for CELEBRATION – THE 15th ANNIVERSARY TOUR.

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A new exhibit featuring the works of nearly three dozen Western North Carolina craft artists opens on Monday, Feb. 10 at the Western Office of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Asheville, North Carolina. The exhibit is an extension of the new Blue Ridge Craft Trails. It hig…

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Almost nothing says comfort food quite like a freshly baked casserole. Next time your family asks for a warm, comforting meal, try this Rotisserie Chicken-Biscuit Casserole with just a handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes of cook time.

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Moonlight and magic, heartbreak and hope: The Fantasticks is the longest running musical in history, and for good reason — its moving tale of young lovers is both nostalgic and universal.

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A new exhibition highlighting the works of John James Audubon juxtaposed with the work of 21st-century artists who continue his tradition of animal allegories and metaphors opens at the Asheville Art Museum on Feb. 21. The exhibition features more than 40 works and will be on display in the …

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Flat Rock Playhouse’s 2020 season kicks off with Music on the Rock® The Music of Queen, a concert celebrating the hits of the legendary rock group whose catchy choruses and memorable melodies have remained classics for decades.

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The basic elements of wine include acidity, body, and tannin. Acidity is the element of the wine that makes your mouth water (i.e. lemon juice is high acid). Wines with high acidity are described as being zippy or bright. When you taste a wine, assess how much it makes your mouth water after…

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Now in its 16th year, American Folk Art will present its Annual Miniature Show next month featuring 12 of the gallery’s artists. With winter’s chill taking hold during February, The Miniature Show, timed to align with Valentine’s Day, is a much anticipated and heart-warming event.

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The Magnetic Theatre prides itself on offering a wide variety of original programming, ranging from comedy, burlesque and horror to new plays about social change. In each case, we strive to support creativity in our community, particularly for emerging artists. This February, Magnetic is bri…

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The Harrah’s Cheorkee Center-Asheville is proud to present The Lumineers III: The World Tour, which is coming to the Explore Asheville Arena on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.