TODAY-SUNDAY

‘Love, Guy’ at Flat Rock Downtown

After a short winter respite, Flat Rock Playhouse will kick off its 2018 Season with a one-weekend Music on the Rock concert filled with songs of love.

Guy LeMonnier returns to the Playhouse for a night full of his favorite love songs. “Love, Guy” will run from today through Sunday at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.

LeMoinnier will perform standards including Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight,” Etta James’ “At Last” and Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E,” as well as hits like “Somebody to Love,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Against All Odds,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Chances Are.”.

Performances Thursday evening are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Music on the Rock Subscription Packages (1 ticket to each of the 7, 2018 MOTR Concerts) and single ticket purchase options are on sale now. Tickets are $32 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse Box Office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

 

FRIDAY

Lazybirds, Appalucians headline double bill

There are common threads connecting The Lazybirds and The Appalucians, who will share the spotlight at the White Horse Black Mountain on Friday at 8 p.m. One is a commitment to hugely entertaining rootsy originals and cover songs, and the other is the presence of Jay Brown.

 

The Lazybirds are rooted in American classic blues, jazz and ragtime. They cover a lot of musical ground, from old time string band music to Bob Dylan songs, and have been incorporating more classic-sounding originals into their shows recently. Five originals have been included on The Lazybirds’ latest record, “American Roots.”

 

 

The Appalalucians are a double duo formed by Brown and his wife Adithi (Shantavaani) with Angie Heimann and Cas Sochaki of The Blushing’ Roulettes.

Tickets are $10 advance/$12 door.

 

Advance tickets available online at www.whitehorseblackmountain.com

 

SATURDAY

'Love Is in the Air' with symphony

The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra (HSO)’s newest event, “Love Is in the Air: A Symphony Pops Picnic,” is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Blue Ridge Community College’s Concert Hall. The event is being presented by the Friends of the Hendersonville Symphony.

Reservations for the event are $125 per person. Full tables are also available for parties of six or eight.

Reservations can be made by calling the Symphony office at 828-697-5884. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to make their reservations soon, as seating is limited.

 

SATURDAY

Mag Jackson Comedy Tour hits 185 King Street

 

Being in the entertainment industry for almost a decade, Mag Jackson is becoming a hot commodity. With appearances on America’s Got Talent and multiple on/off screen contributions to networks like FOX, TruTV, Comcast and TBS, Mag Jackson is considered among the next wave of comedic talent.

He will bring his comedy tour to 185 King Street at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The opening acts are Lisa Smith and Dat’s Tommy, with special guest Josiah Duckett.

Duckett is a second-generation American, his grandparents having immigrated from England. Duckett calls the Asheville comedy scene home and has opened for such comics as Tig Notaro.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers

 

 

TODAY-SUNDAY

‘Kiss Me, Kate’ arrives at TFAC

“Kiss Me, Kate,” Cole Porter’s musical that jumbles theatre-folk backstage romances with Shakespeare, is the Tryon Little Theater’s next offering. It will play the Tryon Fine Arts Center starting today and lasting until Sunday.

This year is the 70th anniversary of both TLT and “Kiss Me, Kate.”

Ex-spouses Fred and Lilli battling as Petruchio and Katherine in “The Taming of the Shrew” onstage and continuing to feud as themselves when off, with femme fatal Lois dangling multiple suitors both as herself and as Kate’s younger sister Bianca, two mobsters horning their way backstage to collect a gambling debt from one of the actors and instead getting caught up in the exuberance of Shakespeare.

The TLT box office is at the Workshop, 516 S. Trade Street, Tryon. For more information, call 828-859-2466 or visit www.TLTinfo.org.