Nadine Cohodas, biographer of Nina Simone, will discuss the Tryon-born singer, pianist and civil rights movement figure, in a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, Mountain Suites. The lecture is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival: A Celebration of Images By and About Women But For All Audiences, returns March 21-26 with screenings on campus of “Miss Representation” and three other films, and discussions featuring university faculty, students and distinguished leaders in the community, including Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy. All F-Word Festival events are free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's undergraduate writing scholarship winners will present their works in the next installment of UNC Asheville's Writers at Home series. Authors include Ryan-Ashley Anderson, Lily Latini, Matthew Owens, Mary Ellen Phillips, and Chett Tiller. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
Duke University religion scholar Shalom Goldman, together with folksinger Lisa Deaton, will present “Johnny Cash in the Holy Land: Christian Zionism and American Popular Culture,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center Mountain View conference room 417. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville.
“Now but Not Yet,” a new exhibit of drawings and installations by UNC Asheville senior Dona Barnett, will be on view March 2-20 in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in the gallery.
“Artistic Diversity in Fiber,” a new exhibition showcasing quilting, knitting, doll-making, and other fiber arts, opens March 1 at Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will remain on view through March 30. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the gallery.
“Our Voices, Our Stories, Nuestras Voces, Nuestras Historias,” a new traveling exhibition documenting the lives of immigrants and their journeys to and within Western North Carolina, will take up residence at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Gallery during the month of March. The exhibit includes art in different and mixed media, and the voices of immigrants interviewed about their lives and experiences.
Theatre UNCA will stage Molière’s 1664 satiric comedy, “Tartuffe,” with seven performances from March 22–31 in the university’s Carol Belk Theatre. “Tartuffe” is the story of a con man pretending to be a religious figure, and the family he tricks.
Cory Pesaturo, who has won accordion competitions all over the world and is a pioneer of jazz accordion, will perform with UNC Asheville student jazz ensembles at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in Lipinsky Auditorium.