Theatre UNCA will probe political parallels between the 1930s and the present through a satirical comedy, "Reefer Madness: The Musical," with five performances from April 13-17 in UNC Asheville's Carol Belk Theater. Tickets go on sale April 7, with student, senior citizen and general admission pricing.
UNC Asheville's Music Department will wrap up its spring semester concert series with four performances in April, including the annual gala concert featuring UNC Asheville student musicians, and a few surprise guests. Admission for each concert is $5 at the door; free for students with ID.
UNC Asheville's Art Department will hold its 14th annual Soup-and-Salad Bowl Sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, in UNC Asheville's Owen Conference Center. Proceeds from the sale will benefit UNC Asheville's Ceramics Program.
Young scientists from 13 middle schools and nine high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the 12th annual regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, March 19. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus. Each team can field a group of 18 students in a host of science related events, ranging from forensics to food science.
UNC Asheville's undergraduate writing scholarship winners will present their works in poetry and prose in the next installment of UNC Asheville's Writers at Home series. Authors include Brian Hart, Jasper Moore and Caroline Wilson. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
Theatre UNCA will stage Jane Martin’s horror-comedy crossover play, “Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage,” offering three evening performances and a Sunday matinee, February 23-27 at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Tickets go on sale February 17 for all performances, with student, senior citizen and general admission pricing.
Male students from area college campuses will gather to develop leadership in preventing gender based violence, in a special conference at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union from 5-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. The Western North Carolina Men’s Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by UNC Asheville and Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s sexual assault crisis and prevention center, is expected to draw participants from Warren Wilson College, Montreat College, Mars Hill College and Western Carolina University.
An afternoon of big band jazz is in store when UNC Asheville students, joined by guest soloist Paul Babelay, perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb.20, in Lipinsky Auditorium on the campus. The Studio 18 Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Melodie Galloway will also be featured.