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CULTURE: Performance
The Tempest - Aquila Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's tale imbued with magic, the supernatural, and a heightened sense of theatricality. Sat., Jan. 31. $15-$35. Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-257-4530, www.dwtheatre.com.
50 Shades! The Musical Parody - Send-up to Fifty Shades of Grey that has audiences rolling on the floor and dancing in the aisles premieres in Asheville. Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. $30-$45. Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood Street, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-259-5736, www.uscellularcenterasheville.com.
The Tempest - Aquila Theatre presents Shakespeare's The Tempest. Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. $15-$35. Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-257-4530, www.dwtheatre.com.
CULTURE: Shows + Festivals
PuzzleFest - Church presents sixth annual PuzzleFest where 10 different 1,000-piece puzzles will be created. All ages invited. Through Feb. 3, 12-6 p.m. Free, 828-891-7101. Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Church Road, Mills River (Henderson County).
Elvis Impersonator Travis Ledoyt - Critics hail performer as the world's best young Elvis with a show that focuses on the King of Rock n' Roll's era from 1954-1959. Sat., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. $7-$21. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee (Mountains), 828-227-2479, www.wcu.edu.
CULTURE: Film
Waste Land - Artist Vik Muniz joins forces with Brazilian garbage pickers who mine treasure from the trash heaps of Rio de Janeiro. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2-3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-253-3227, www.ashevilleart.org.
CULTURE: History
Civil War to Civil Rights - Exhibit explores Spartanburg's role in the struggle for equal rights for African-Americans. Through Feb. 28. Free. Spartanburg Regional History Museum, 200 E. St. John Stree, (Greenville/Spartanburg), 864-596-3501, www.spartanburghistory.org.
Griffin Award Nominations - Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County is accepting nominations for the 2015 Griffin Awards honoring those who further the goals of historic preservation. Through Feb. 27. Free, www.psabc.org.
CULTURE: Literary
Poetry Contest - Contest open to all writers regardless of residence. Go online for contest rules. Through Feb. 28. The Writers’ Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-8111, www.twwoa.org.
Winter Reading Challenge - Buncombe County libraries invite readers of all ages to participate in challenge. Through Feb. 28. Free, www.buncombecounty.org.
Writers Retreat - Workshop taking registrations for May retreat to Folly Beach, S.C., for beginning or experienced writers with daily sessions in fiction, non-fiction and memoirs. Through Feb. 28. $450-$495. The Writers’ Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-8111, www.twwoa.org.
CULTURE: Auditions
Talent Competition - Transylvania County youth ages 10-17 invited to enter talent competition. Through Feb. 27. $5 entry fee. Transylvania Community Arts Council, 349 South Caldwell Street, Brevard, 828-884-2787, tcarts.org.
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