Celebrate Pride Month with Montford Park Players' Twelfth Night, an immersive and inclusive adaptation that defies bigotry, embraces LGBTQIA+ representation, and offers a free, outdoor theatrical spectacle filled with laughter and love.
A lot of Pride Month celebrations this year are focused on combatting restrictive legislation that would limit the right of minors to undergo permanent gender-altering procedures, give their parents access to school records disclosing a child's identification with a gender other than the one they use at home, and use biological gender as a criterion for restroom, shower, and sports team assignments.
During the 4th Friday celebration on May 26, Tryon, NC, located 45 minutes from Asheville, had a bustling downtown with extended hours, special promotions, and giveaways at its independently-owned shops and restaurants, while local quintet Zendetta performed jazz standards at the Nina Simone Plaza, named after the town's renowned former resident.
West Henderson High School seniors are grateful that the school has resumed its ritual of sliding down a steep hill, capping off their picnic and field day with what they say is a bonding experience with classmates.
Asheville Pilates is celebrating more than two decades in business.